Authentic Frontier Gibberish

This blog is dedicated to the memory of that eloquent orator of the Old West, Gabby Johnson, and all those who so faithfully try and live up to his reputation today.

Location: San Bernardino, California

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Let The Reconquista Commence!

This one is for all of you idiots claiming that the millions of Mexican immigrants will assimilate just like the waves of immigrants from the past.

"... Guadalupe Aguiar... added that she considers it racist when parents are told that, in America, they have to speak English. "

Remember, this is at an official L.A. school district meeting. A governmental meeting. She thinks it's racist to mandate English at governmental meetings.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veteran's Day

Today was Veteran's Day. Thank you to all the veterans out there.

What some of you may not know, is that originally today's holiday was called Armistice Day. It marked the official end of combat in World War I. Because communication was so much less sophisticated back then, they had to set a time in the future to cease hostilities to ensure that everyone got the word. So the ceasefire was set for the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. It was changed to Veteran's Day to celebrate all of our veterans in 1952.

It's still celebrated as Armistice Day in France and Belgium.

It's a completely different holiday in other parts of Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands and Austria. It's St. Martin's Day, and celebrates a Catholic saint. (fittingly enough, he was once a Roman soldier)

In most of the Commonwealth (Including the UK, Canada and Australia) it's celebrated as Rememberance day.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Nutsroots V Democrats Pt.2

Rahm Emanuel is a mainstream Democrat who has apparently decided that we should enforce the laws that he helps write. So he is backing Tom Tancredo's bill to actually enforce our immigration laws. He is also using his influence to persuade other Democratic lawmakers to support the bill. Kos has decided that this either makes Emanuel a racist, or scared.

I'm betting a lot of the impetus for this attack stems for the animosity Kos has for Emanuel. Emanuel is a mainstream Democrat, a DNCer. Add to that his history with the Clinton administration and his Washington insider status. Emanuel has also had highly visible disagreements with nutsroots darling Howard Dean. Emanuel is exactly the type of Democrat Kos is attempting to hijack the Democratic Party from.

As to the ad hominen attacks. Why is it assumed that you are a racist if you want to enforce American laws? Calling someone a racist for wanting to fix the problem of illegal immigration doesn't even rise to the level of logical fallacy. It's Elementary playground material. As for scared, at least Emanuel had the balls to actually run for office, instead of sitting in his living room leaching off the mentally or emotionally unbalanced fringe members of a political party.

Update: Digging the hole even deeper. Read the comments, they're priceless. The nutroots are completely out of sync with mainstream America. It seems pretty clear at this point that they are going to force the Democatic leadership to pull defeat from the jaws of victory.