Los Angeles Elects New Mayor
Antonio Villaraigosa defeated James Hahn in the mayoral race on Tuesday. Now, with illegal immigration such a hot topic nationally, I’m sure there are some people who are gonna hear this news and see the beginning of the end. A colleague of mine keeps lamenting that L.A. will soon be part of Mexico.
Um…..dude, do you HEAR yourself?
The man was elected mayor. MAY-OR.Not president. Not governor. He has jurisdiction over one city in one county of one state. Do you realize how far down that is?
He can’t regulate immigration policy; that’s a federal issue. He can’t give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants; licenses are state issued.
Racial tensions have already flared at a high school where Villaraigosa was scheduled to appear (although the link reports it was about a schedule change. In May. This close to the end of the school year. They’re gonna change the schedule. On the day the mayor-elect is scheduled to appear).
Should a MeChA member have won an election to public office? I’m just not outraged over that—today. I don’t know much about MeChA, so I can’t work up the froth I did when a former Klansman wanted to be governor. I don’t follow ethnic-based groups. I think they’re all stupid organizations for stupid people.
In my mind, they’re all offshoots of the Klan. We’re all Americans, dammit! Let’s quit Balkanizing ourselves.
I liked Jim Hahn. I don’t mind Antonio Villaraigosa. I don’t think he’s gonna make L.A. a separate Mexican city-state (more so than it already is).
Update: Villaraigosa was once PRESIDENT OF THE FREAKIN’ SOCAL ACLU!
Forget that I said to relax!
THIS is what scares me.
And y’know what’s gonna happen? When people rail him about the ACLU and its agenda, they’ll be accused of being racist and picking on him because of his MeChA past.
What a freakin’ cesspool.
Posted by at May 19, 2005 12:25 AM
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|# May 19th, 2005 8:34 AM Laura|
|Your colleague is not that far off... there are quite a few cities that have declared themselves safe havens for illegals. I forget the term they use, maybe sanctuary? But they have specific policies forbidding the police and social service organizations to inquire about or act upon a persons citizenship. It's an outright refusal to enforce federal law or even report violations. If L.A. is not one already, it soon will be. Illegals are criminals but they're not necessarily stupid - of course they migrate to those places that have no-hassle policies in place and welcome them.
And didn't you see this billboard? The word Mexico was later partially covered by an American flag, and Clear Channel agreed to get the copy changed after the outcry finally pierced their thick skulls. But the fact that no one at Clear Channel questioned it to begin with is telling. Save Our State has a lot of similar examples of the Mexican reconquista. The reconquista may not be the goal of the average Mexican who comes here illegally, but they are 'useful idiots' in that they are implementing Mexico's goals and policies to reconquer the land that was lost in 1848. Mexico's stated goal is to have no borders and one currency like the EU. Our own elected officials are cooperating as much as they can to forward that plan. Other good resources on this topic are Project USA and VDARE.
|# May 19th, 2005 8:39 AM Laura|
|And the Klansman link was a blast from the past... we've had to cope with David "Asshat" Duke around here for decades. I had to vote Democrat in that election. The most popular bumper sticker at the time said, "Vote for the criminal. It's important." The criminal being our four-time governor Edwin Edwards. |