The hunt for Red May

So how are the big protests going?

UPDATE: News coverage from throughout the day seems to indicate that things weren’t as massive as predicted. Hard to tell, though.

NewsBusters notes this quote from Republican Senator Lamar Alexander on CBS’ ‘The Early Show’ today:

“Well, free speech is a part of living in this country. Unexcused absences from work or from school have consequences. And protests about legal immigration, I think most people in the Congress would welcome. Protests in favor of illegal immigration have very little sympathy here.”

Comments

  1. They are going very nonexistent Is it just me or is workers day basically support for communist may day?

  2. Well, free speech is a part of living in this country. Unexcused absences from work or from school have consequences. And protests about legal immigration, I think most people in the Congress would welcome. Protests in favor of illegal immigration have very little sympathy here.’ I would characterize this as protests against a broken immigration system.

  3. I would characterize this as protests against a broken immigration system.’ Broken as in they can’t all just get what they want, when and how they want??? I would like to go to the United States but their law says I have to go through a legal process…wait, not I don’t. I’ll just break the law. Mexican A: Hey Mexican B, did you get your visa? Did you follow the legal, established process to gain access to the United States. I remember you saying you wanted a better life for you and your family in the United States and they have laws about entering the country. Mexican B: Well, Mexican A, I really think that the immigration system in the United States isn’t that efficient and I’m really not the type of person to contact my elected officials or to be patient and wait for my request to be processed. After all, our very own President Fox, while he didn’t really say it, I know what we meant (he winked right at me) has told all Mexican people to go ahead and cross the boarder without regard to the laws of the United States. They’re a gracious country what’s one more illegal. Simply put, Mexican A, I plan on willfully and with full malicious intent, breaking the laws of the country I have such an endearing feeling for and entering that country, under cover of night, crossing an international boarder with absolutely not paperwork or identification. Mexican A: You make a very good point. Can I be allowed to accompany you with my family? Several of them need their immunizations, some dental work and some free health care because even the most dense of us have had word passed from people already in the United States that people in the United States won’t turn anyone away. While initially I didn’t agree with you, how can I turn that down? Full advantage we shall take! Sarcasm fully intended. The biggest problem I have with this whole situation is that while most acknowlege (not to authorities but to the media) that they are here illegally. Maybe we need to distribute dictonaries then so they all know what ‘illegally’ means. Because in the next breath they talk about their friggin’ rights? Um…sorry…but when you circumvented the legal boarder crossing…you circumvented your rights as well.

  4. Man, this issue makes me so mad I’m not even going to get into most of what I think. I have all kinds of support for new ways of dealing with the fact that we need a particular set of workers documented and working in these positions. But until you’re documented, you don’t get rights. Any rights. At all. Count yourselves lucky that we have laws on emergency medical attention, etc. The concept that these folks are somehow *more* deserving of citizenship than the folks patiently waiting in their countries on 5-10 year lists, all the while jumping through whatever hoops we ask them to? Rediculous. (Yes, Ted Kennedy. I’m talking to you.) Seriously, so mad. And the fact that they only thought to hold America flags *AFTER* their leaders told them it didn’t fly so well on TV with all the Mexica flags??? They have to be *TOLD* that??? Those are not the people that go to the front of *ANY immegration line. And no, if the shoe were on the other foot, and I were somehow compelled to leave my country, I would not walk into another country and demand that I be given the rights of folks that *LEGALLY* immagrated there.