Sunday, July 25, 2010

My member of Congress Part 2

On July 15, I wrote about how my member of Congress, Sue Myrick, believes that terrorists learn Spanish in Venezuela then enter the U.S. illegally through Mexico.  I didn't comment beyond that, given that the argument is, to put it mildly, nuts.

Then yesterday I received a form letter from the Congresswoman, dated July 22, which begins "Thank you for contacting me regarding illegal immigration and Arizona's new immigration law."  As I did not contact her, I can only assume it stemmed from the blog post.  The letter itself is bland and discusses her support for Arizona in fighting its "threat."

I am glad someone in her office checks in on my blog.  I would hope, however, that doing so would dispel some of the ridiculous conspiracy theories and lead to more focus on facts.  We can disagree on Arizona, but let's do so on empirical grounds.


Bennett Reiss 8:55 AM  

Wow. Impressive they are sophisticated enough to keep tabs on blogs. You would think being empowered with information and perspectives like the ones presented here might cause a individual to go "hmmmmm....?"

Defensores de Democracia 12:45 PM  

Funny Stories of Long Term Future : Old Jan Brewer wakes up in Mexico, in a nursing home, Mexican Doctors and Nurses - Her dream : Conspiracy of Nannies and Babies in Arizona

Immigration Professor Blog - By Alvaro Huerta
July 23, 2010

Alvaro Huerta is Professor at UCLA, Community Organizer favoring Latino Gardeners, Environmentalist with Lawsuits against Great Polluters in California. And writer of funny fantasy stories against Jan Brewer and the Arizona Racists.

A Ph.D. Candidate at UC Berkeley's Dept. of City & Regional Planning and Visiting Scholar at UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center.

He is also a Visiting Lecturer at UCLA's Dept. of Urban Planning. For the summer of 2010, he will be teaching UP 141: Planning with Minority Communities.

Op-ed contributor to The Progressive, the Los Angeles Business Journal and numerous political / literary blogs.

Alvaro Huerta: Arizona Gov. Brewer’s Mexican Nightmare in the Future

Some excerpts of a long funny fantast story :

Also, the Mexican nannies (and house cleaners) all agreed to speak only in Spanish to the American children in their care. Refusing to be paid extra for the Spanish lessons, the domestic workers created a linguistic wedge between the American children and their monolingual parents.

Secondly, the Mexicans unanimously agreed to have a lot of babies. Over time, the Mexican population growth rate in the U.S. would eventually surpass the white-majority. While Mexicans agreed to have 8 babies on average, for instance, the Americans maintained their meager 1.5 babies on average.

Also, the Mexicans, meeting in maternity wards, decided to select the same baby names, such as Jose and Maria, to confuse the Americans. This allowed the Mexicans to easily exchange birth certificates, driver licenses and jobs.

“This is perfect,” one Mexican said at the original meeting. “Not only do we all look alike, we can exchange identities with each other.”


Suddenly, Brewer awakes from her nightmare, finding herself in the same strange, white room. This time, however, she finds herself with company.

“Who are you all and where am I?” asks Brewer.

“I’m your doctor,” says the first person. “My name is Dr. Maria Gomez and you’re in a long-term care facility in Mexico.”

“Hello,” says the second person. “My name is Jose Gonzalez and I’m your nurse.”

“Good morning,” says the third person. “My name is Maria Cruz and I will care for all of your hygienic needs.” “I want to go home,” pleads Brewer.

“This is your new home,” says Dr. Gomez. “Your family couldn’t care for you anymore and they brought you here since Arizona exported all of their hospitals and long term care facilities.”

“Don’t worry,” Maria say, “In Mexico we have a saying, ‘Mi casa, es su casa.’ We’ll treat you like family.”

Vicente Duque

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