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Writing, Bush and immigration

I wrote about 1200 words yesterday, so that means I've started writing again. Maybe I should have started writing more here before I started trying to start a writing group, but I usually start writing my book before I start writing here. I guess that means I have my priorities in order. I've gotten out of the habit of LJing. I used to think about things and then think "oh, I should put that in my LJ." I haven't thought that in days. I guess I should.

Little T made me watch the president's speech yesterday. He loves to play with the video/stereo box. And yesterday he played with it just as Bush's speech began, so Bush popped on the tv giving his speech. I hope this doesn't mean that Little T secretly admires Bush and buys that whole "No Child Left Behind" bit. I listened to Bush talk about how he would protect our borders and issue temporary worker permits with a national id card. He also recommended limited amnesty for illegal immigrants who have been here for years. I was pleasantly surprised. I knew he would go for the impossible of trying to defend a two thousand mile border to appease the right wing gun/military/etc who elected him, but the temporary worker thing seemed a sensible solution to a pressing problem.

The whole huge agribusiness is run on the backs of illegal migrant workers. Part of the reason they can get away with so much polluting by overspraying pesticides and overwatering is that the majority of their workers can't report them for any abuses. If they do, they'll get jailed and deported. One of the many reasons I try my best to buy organic apart from the fact that I don't want to eat pesticides is that I also don't want poor people to be spraying and breathing pesticides either.

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yes_justice
May. 16th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Xenophobia is to 2006 as homophobia was to 2004. Are they going to bring back terror color coded alerts (died down since election) with a new color, brown?

Heck, perhaps shooting people along the border is good training for Iraqn.

All Hail To Power And Glorys Way.

At least global warming has reached a tipping point along with peak oil and perhaps we'll just be forced to straighten up, share, and survive.

What do you think? Mad max or mass solidarity?
waterowl
May. 23rd, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
I'm hoping global warming will be what coal pollution was in England back in the day, and someday our ancestors will wonder "How on earth could we live this way?" but that's assuming we haven't destroyed the ocean circulation, the ozone layer and or otherwise totally ruined our entire weather system before we fix the problem.
yes_justice
May. 23rd, 2006 10:05 am (UTC)
Along those lines al gores new film is opening this weekend:

http://www.climatecrisis.net/

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