Saturday, November 30, 2013

mixologist


Instigator in Chief. Honestly, I am trying to imagine a president doing this. I'm not condemning it, I'm trying to imagine it. The compassion I do understand. Yes. But that compassion is understood while also understanding there is an army under my command in Afghanistan and having compassion for that too. Now my outstretched hands are the trays of a scale, in one tray illegal immigrants fasting to lower the standards, for what? Legal entry, acknowledgement, faster citizenship, or just leave them alone,  and in the other tray U.S. Soldiers at war under my orders overseas. My soldiers. Thud. One tray flips the other. 

Here clearly active in the role of community instigator where government is seen as paying for everything, setting fires, arsonist, basically, then off to the next one, while holding the position of president of the United States ostensibly representing all legal citizens, including middle class workers and chief among those young workers starting out and high among those, students with onerous loans. Imagine starting out economic life that deeply in debt then seeing your own president instigate for increased labor pool diluting your chances to recover making your dreams more distant all the while telling you he's doing you a favor.

Allow me to relate this from a young white guy's point of view, I used to be one of those so I know. Not this exact thing, I'm tired of that, but something else related. A comparison, if you like. At fifteen in Colorado I became eligible for driver's permit. I already knew how drive from living in Louisiana previously but I was back to square one in Colorado and that required a test. Both tests in Louisiana and Colorado were rigorous. You had to know all the rules of the road, recognize shapes of signs, hand signals, lengths for stopping, how weather changes things, acceptable alcohol levels, the names of alcohol levels, the abbreviations for them, the rules for motorcycles, for trucks, stopping distances for trucks, things related to chauffeurs licenses. The booklet was thorough. The test was four pages, a serious business all around. 

The next decade I was required to take the test again. The booklet shrunk considerably and now there is not near the emphasis on alcohol. The test itself is one page xeroxed copied, designed for the lowest denominator that might be found on the roads and might not necessarily speak English. And the test site itself, on Mississippi St., may as well be located in Mexico. A friendly lively bustling place of happiness where everybody passes their test. 

Also, a favorite employee here is from Mexico. She speaks Spanish to me all the time, and corrects me all over the place. That's how we're friends. Oddly, her name is Olga. Then suddenly she was gone. I missed her and asked where she went. "She's gone." 

Months elapsed. Over half a year. Suddenly Olga came back and it's a  happy reunion and everyone is filled with affection. I ask, "Where you been?" And she answered, "I been gone." 

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17 comments:

ricpic said...

The compassion I do understand.

Puhleeze. The sooner whites drop the bending over backwards act to find a shred of decency in our grifter-in-chief the better.

Icepick said...

I've got no compassion for the illegals, and an active hatred for those that encourage them.

And so I'll ask my standard questions about immigrants again:

(1) If Haitians and Mexicans are so great, how come Haiti and Mexico are so awful?

(2) In a time of high unemployment (it is only under 10% because the government has decided to not count millions and millions of people, claiming they have "given up"), how does expanding the employment pool make any sense?

(3) Given that we've had stagnating and worse wages in this country for decades, how does applying more downward pressure to wages make any sense?

Unknown said...

The left love illegal anything. They want to promote illegality and make illegal all sorts of YOUR freedoms.

KCFleming said...

I'm trying to imagine how we could have an even worser Preezy, but my patented Cap of Seering keeps bringing up Carter in drag. Yikes. I mean, NTTAWWT.

Maybe if Obama did a porn snuff film where he chomped on puppies, kittens, and Jewish babies. That would be worserest, sure, but only in a horror film way.

But politically? What's left to do to Auld America but slit open the carcass and crawl inside for warmth, unable to build a fire having made matchsticks illegal for being a racist invention like peanut butter sammitches?

Nothing's left for us, is there?

Now, I might have told you a better story, but this isn't Borneo and I'm not Jack London.

KCFleming said...

And hats off to Chip. Another delightfuly true image and accompanying post.

Unknown said...
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Unknown said...

Where may I reside - illegally-- and then be made legal.
Anyone know?

KCFleming said...

Country of origin is immaterial, as long as you claim to be a transgender lesbian African Hispanic who's been Oppressed by Colonialism.

Plus, global warming.

bagoh20 said...

"The body, she says, is subject to the force of gravity."

There are loopholes to this rule too.

bagoh20 said...

It's good to remember that your blessings are just that blessing bestowed upon you, of all souls, by pure luck.

bagoh20 said...

That is unless you are an immigrant to this blessed place. Then you actually had a hand in it.

virgil xenophon said...

Icepick commits the unpardonable sin of taking account of reality using logic, rationality and actual facts...

virgil xenophon said...

Plus no compassion--the most unpardonable sin of all. Don't you know that "compassion" trumps self-preservation, icepick?
Get with the program..

Icepick said...

Plus no compassion--the most unpardonable sin of all.

I'm a skull named after an implement favored by serial killers working for the Mob. Of COURSE I've got no compassion!

Icepick said...

Precisely, I'm a skull with a high top fade. Yeah, baby!

bagoh20 said...

"compassion" trumps self-preservation..."

I think everyone is concerned about their self-preservation. Compassion comes from those who can rise above the myopia.

bagoh20 said...

I just rewatched "Gangs of New York" this morning.