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July 14, 2014

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Tabor

He needs to write for one of those housewives shows. He seems to have the underbelly of mankind well understood. I wonder what he really says when he can.

Hattie

Tabor: Yes. He is trying to use a register,as they say in linguistics,that is not familiar to him. Reminds me of some of the writing I saw when I taught freshman English. I assume you are writing about manchild!

Brandon

I've known people who spoke well but wrote in a portentous way. They must think writing is about always using grand (or would-be grand) language. It doesn't sound natural.

Ingineer66

I think you might be confusing anti-illegal immigration people with anti-immigration people. I am sure that George Lopez would be pro immigration since he is an immigrant but he is in favor of sending all these illegal kids back to where they came from.
The law that is being referenced was originally signed by Bill Clinton and then extended by George W Bush and then modified and extended again by Barack Obama. But somehow W gets all the credit.

Hattie

Illegal kids...

Ingineer66

Thanks for the clarification. So his parents must be immigrants. I know he was a big Dem supporter but has come down on the more conservative side of a few issues facing Californians in the last couple of years. I also know a few folks in Nor Cal that make a big deal about being Mexican, but I met their parents and their parents were born in the US and acted about as Mexican as any white person. Some how their kids figured out it was an advantage to be Mexican as far as free stuff from the State so they play it up as much as possible.

Ingineer66

Hattie, I am curious what would you and your fellow Big Islanders thoughts would be if 30,000 illegal Chinese showed up in Hilo next month? And then 20,000 more the next month? And so on for a couple of years.

Hattie

Why aren't you happy? Deportations are at highs matched only by the expulsions of Chinese and Mexicans during the great depression. Your white hide is safe for now.

Hattie

Good links. Thanks.

Ingineer66

Did I say that I wasn't happy? I am not worried about my "white hide" as you say. Unless some dirt-bag meth-head attacks me. I am just curious if you would be so willing to have open borders if the folks were washing up on your shores and taking all the jobs and resources that locals need.

Hattie

Ingineer: I don't think they would be in much shape to work if they washed up here. It's not that we don't have a system of immigration: the disagreement is about which groups to punish and how severely to punish them. This is not a new story.

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