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Just another day...
Strangely, it appears there are no "immigrants" in my entire area that are vital to my daily life. I wonder if this will backfire on them when they realize how many people didn't even notice that they laid out of society for a day.

If you didn't realize it, I have no sympathy for anyone who came to this country illegally, refuses to learn the language, complains because they don't have rights, or thinks that they can get our attention by refusing to go to work for a day. One would think that immigrants and illegal aliens, who allegedly receive the lowest incomes, would not be able to afford to lay out a day at random to prove a point. Maybe they couldn't. Maybe that's why several people have already blogged that they didn't even notice it.

I despise ignorant political stunts like this one in order to get attention. It's juvenile and petty, and seemingly very ineffective. And the people most inconvenienced were those immigrants foolish enough to lose a day's pay in order to show how much they need more money and benefits, and how much "service" they provide. Sheesh, maybe all the RNs should fail to show up in my unit one night. I'm sure that would make the local news!

I'm sure the spin doctors are already working on the details of how successful this was. WhatEVer.
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From: tarheelmom Date: May 2nd, 2006 06:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Ignorant Immigrants

I don't know who the spin doctors are, but if they are the news media, you are right. They are trying to make it sound like the country is really hurting, because the ignorants laid out of work. I am like you, they don't touch my corner of the world, and I don't mind saying that I think every one of them that is here illegally should be sent back to WHEREVER they came from IMMEDIATELY. I agree that if they were so poor and mistreated, they would not be able to afford to lay out of work for an hour, much less a day. Don't let anyone kid you, they are all on medicaid, and any other free thing they can possibly get. And, who do you think is paying for that? That's why we are poor and can't lay out of work. I apologize for my animosity, but IT IS JUST WRONG.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: May 3rd, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ignorant Immigrants

Hahahaha! It cracked me up when I read this! I was thinking, "Does mom know everyone else can read this, too?" But yeah, I agree that IT IS JUST WRONG.

Note: animosity is occasionally tolerated in this journal.
brknconfidents From: brknconfidents Date: May 3rd, 2006 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ignorant Immigrants

*offsubject* Yay, a new icon!!!
acey From: acey Date: May 2nd, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
There was a story in the paper here today about how a restaurant owner (who is Mexican) fired his (non-immigrant) manager for closing the restaurant to give his (all-immigrant) staff the day off to attend the rally. (The staff remained unscathed.)

I don't know about the "successful" part - the general tenor out here seems to be that it proved nothing and generated a lot of bad publicity for those who "flout the law and sponge off the system".
caramaea From: caramaea Date: May 3rd, 2006 01:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Exactly. And if they're so mistreated and underpaid, then why do they stay? No one is making them.
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: May 3rd, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, but I think they will spin this issue and it is just beginning. I hope I am wrong!
caramaea From: caramaea Date: May 3rd, 2006 01:23 am (UTC) (Link)
I didn't notice it either. LOL
aspiring2live From: aspiring2live Date: May 3rd, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess it would be different if we were a "border state" but I saw no indication there was a protest at all.
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