You are on an individual archive page

Click here to return to the main page

Wikipedia does good things. Reward them.

The Daily Links Page
Got a link to submit?
  • New Evidence Proves First Flag Made By Betsy Ross Actually Shirt For Gay Friend
  • Colbert Leads Huntsman in S.C.
  • Polish prosecutor 'shoots self after news conference'
  • Jim Rome leaving ESPN. Bonus: Footage of Jim Rome getting attacked by Jim Everett & crying like a baby
  • Broncos, Tim Tebow stun Steelers in OT, win 29-23 in NFL playoffs
  • Video: Remember 2008
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop faces weapon and drug charges
  • Video: Green Bay anchorman loves lamp
  • Video: Rodgers & Raji in the new Discount Double Check ad
  • Jim Rome: out of The Jungle and onto the (horse) farm
  • New IL Law Requires Photo ID To Buy Drain Cleaner
  • Fawn Cuddles Kitten, Hearts Explode
  • The priest who changed the course of history for the worse... by rescuing four-year-old Hitler from drowning in icy river
  • Get Fit or Get Fined: Web Service Offers to Charge You for Skipping the Gym
  • Fine proposed for botching US national anthem
  • Why Best Buy is Going out of Business...Gradually
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Edina boutique takes heat for trashing $4,000-plus gowns
  • Law Student Goes 'Homeless by Choice' Touts Value of Gym Club Membership
  • VIDEO: Snoop Dogg on 'The Price Is Right'
  • Flynn and Out
  • Don't put Bielema on the firing line
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Your end of the season Vikings comment thread
  • Mass. budget motel fights forfeiture by feds
  • Vikings scrutinize downtown Mpls. stadium site near basilica
  • Kelly Clarkson criticized on Twitter after singer endorses Ron Paul for President 
  • Political Predictions for 2012
  • We're All Doing The Best We Can
  • Video Of Little Girl Getting Pissed Off About Pink Toys Will Make Your Heart Swell
  • The 10 best sports-related Hitler Reactions of 2011
  • Happy Endings on the housing crisis
  • Why You Just Got New York Times Spam
  • There Will Be No Friday This Week In Samoa
  • The Most Hipster State In The US
  • Online Merchants Home in on Imbibing Consumers
       [ 1 comment ]
  • On islamic fashion
       [ 1 comment ]
  • Sears as Lampert's 'Mismanaged Asset' Loses Customers to Macy's
       [ 1 comment ]
  • 5 social network predictions for 2012
  • Cheetah, chimp star of classic Tarzan movies, dies at 80
  • The Hottest Things on TV in 2011
  • Beer in cans: It's not just for Bud anymore
  • Seven Packers earn Pro Bowl selections
  • The Worst Angry Christmas Tweets In the World
  • Minnesota cities try to hold back on rented housing
  • Why Iowa Shouldn't Vote First Anymore
  • Some Falcons Players Upset Drew Brees Went For The Record Last Night
  • We've Identified Jilted Packergirl
  • With its 'W' initiative, ESPN tries to solve the equation of serving women sports fans
  • Owner surprised to find cat regularly catches bus
  • Charles Barkley: Skip Bayless Has Surpassed Peter Vecsey As The Biggest Jackass In The History Of Journalism
  • Handicapping the 2011 NFL MVP Race, 2.0


  • Illegals - Selling the Gay Sex Americans Won't Sell

       March 15, 2006

    Since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has seen an influx of new residents, many of whom are here illegally. There are many gas stations where you can take part in the new slavery by "hiring" an illegal day laborer. You can pay them next to nothing for a one-day job with no benefits and no future and giggle over the fact that not only do you not have to pay employment taxes, the government further subsidizes this ripoff by providing social services including medical care in the local emergency room. Or let them work all day and don't pay them at all.

    However, many local companies have re-established themselves, to the point that the shifty contractors who hire these men are unable to fully employ the continually growing crowd. It's been clear for a long time that President Bush agrees with Mexican President Vincente Fox on the need for completely open borders and is stealthily working toward that goal. President Bush aided and abetted this illegal immigration when he approved suspending "provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act that would have required government contractors to pay prevailing wages in Louisiana and devastated parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. And the Department of Homeland Security has temporarily suspended sanctioning employers who hire workers who cannot document their citizenship."

    The wage-depressing results of that are also clear:

    The Latino influx has rankled many longtime residents, who say the arrivals have depressed wages in some sectors. "I'm working for $6 an hour!" yelled one African-American man at Mayor Ray Nagin's first town-hall meeting last month. "They're bringing in Mexicans and expecting us to work for the same money. Is slavery over, or what?"

    But now that so many illegals are here with more arriving daily, they need to earn something to subsist. This was just sad - Richard over at Metroblogging New Orleans noted in Trabajo -- and I DO mean "HO" that you can hire someone from the Exxon/Day Labor Center to do more than just your drywall.

    We certainly needed to bring in illegals for this - after all, Katrina just decimated the local gay prostitution industry. Yet another case of illegal undocumented immigrants doing the work no one else will do.

    Posted by Laura Curtis at March 15, 2006 06:57 AM

        The trackback entry for this page is :


    Trackback Entries
      Katrina Coverage linked with New Orleans' upcoming crime problem



    #  March 15th, 2006 10:53 AM      james
    i'm gonna find the local illegal worker pickup point, drive down there one day, and see if any of them knows how to program in pl/sql or visual c++.
    //kinda ;-)  
    #  March 15th, 2006 12:00 PM      Laura
    The company in India I was dealing with will do it for $25/hour. Practically highway robbery by US standards but friends tell me that's good money in India.  
    #  March 15th, 2006 12:10 PM      james
    hmm, $25/hr may be highway robbery if i'm the one doing the work, but i don't think it's highway robbery if i'm the one paying. :-)
    #  March 15th, 2006 2:20 PM      Laura
    Believe me, they take it out of you, stress-wise. I ended up not dealing with them (yet? may still but it's doubtful) because of the aggravation with communicating. If they would just do it all by email it would be a lot easier, but the phone conversations they insist on are agonizing. If I wanted to cope with this crap I would have bought a Dell instead of building my own computer.

    Bottom line - no such thing as a free lunch.

    Besides, my conscience is eating at me for outsourcing. Just because I can't find somebody locally doesn't mean I can't find somebody in the US...  



      page rendered in 0.0549 seconds | ©2004, 2005