An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

May 24, 2007

What I Think

Filed under: Borders, Illegals — olbroad @ 9:07

It seems I stirred up quite a hornet’s net this afternoon with a picture I posted last night. That’s ok, sometimes ya just gotta do it. I wasn’t here the majority of the afternoon, and what time I was here, I couldn’t get near the computer due to all the dust, so things progressed in a rather interesting direction.  All in all, the comments made for an interesting read.

People are angry. I’m angry. Our nation is being invaded, mostly from the south, yet we aren’t suppose to actually DO anything. Those on the left call anyone who feels the need to defend our country from this invasion as bigots. Putting labels is much easier than trying to actually explain why we should allow millions of people to enter our country illegally, and how the drain on the economy is ok. I’m not a bigot. I am all for immigration. LEGAL immigration. (A smidge more than half of my ancestry is counted among the immigrants.  The other half was already here, long before they arrived.)  What should we do with all those who have broken the law coming here? Well, enforce the law of course. Build the fence, the WHOLE fence.  Dig deep so it’s extremely difficult to tunnel under it, put gun towers along it, razor wire, broken glass along the top…. electrify the damn thing if need be, just stop the bloody invasion.

What do we do with those here? True, there are many here who actually do pay taxes, learn the language, and generally fit in with the population. Sadly, not enough to keep most of us from being out right disgusted with the whole situation. Those who truly do want to become part of this nation, I’m sure something could be worked out. Perhaps going back to their home country, and starting the legal process would be the best idea.

No signs, ballots, any government information should be printed in any language but English. That’s what we speak here….learn it! NO bilingual education. English!  Prosecute employers who hire illegals.  Prosecute those who break the laws.  Isn’t that why we have a justice system?  Let’s use it!
I don’t advocate violence.  I do advocate self defense.  We are now in self defense mode.



  1. Dropping the ILLEGAL invaders IS self defense in my book…

    Just like I told that twit Jayce, what are you gonna do if a burglar invades your home??

    Well, THIS is OUR home, and I am locked AND loaded…

    Comment by TexasFred — May 24, 2007 @ 9:20

  2. Exactly. Self defense! 🙂

    Comment by olbroad — May 24, 2007 @ 9:39

  3. Youre right on spot and dont back down!

    Comment by Angel — May 24, 2007 @ 10:54

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  6. Too right. I live in Wales and we’ve already got Bi-lingual signs (English/Welsh), but I’ve noticed foreign signs going up too. We’re only an island, a small island. The way it’s going we’ll sink under the sheer amount of people entering our country.

    Comment by Nikki-ann — May 25, 2007 @ 6:59

  7. Do the powers that be realize that if we handled immigration properly, there’d be less hate?

    Comment by Theotherpeg — May 25, 2007 @ 7:42

  8. Oh Hell Yeah…

    An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings, found via Blue Collar Republican and added to the Improper Reading List. (Google News Reader – see sidebar for headlines)
    Me definitely likes.

    Trackback by Alabama Improper ™ — May 25, 2007 @ 7:57

  9. No, of course not. Granted, I’m sure there are people in this country who still hate others who are different, but I think the problem is anger and frustration because our gubmint doesn’t give a happy crap about the people who allow them to hold office. If this nation would stand together, we’d have secure borders.

    Comment by olbroad — May 25, 2007 @ 8:46

  10. I don’t hate Mexicans, as a matter of fact, I love Mexican food, and Mexicans, when IN Mexico are not a problem either, and LEGAL Mexican workers or immigrants coming to the USA aren’t a problem, read closely, LEGALLY…

    It’s that pesky little thing about ILLEGAL immigrants that really pisses me off, it’s like, what part of ILLEGAL do these bleeding heart libbers NOT get??

    Comment by TexasFred — May 25, 2007 @ 9:43

  11. “I don’t hate Mexicans, I just refer to them using racist slangs.”
    – TexasFred

    You can’t get anymore simple minded than believe that people should be shot for doing something illegal, just for the sake that it’s illegal. Period.

    We don’t shoot rapists, but we should people coming to our country without conscent, not to harm us in any way, but to better their lives.

    Classy stuff, Racist Fred.

    Stop them? Fine. Shoot them? Of course not.

    Jesus H, this country is in a lot worse shape than I thought. What a hatefull group we can be…

    Comment by Jayce — May 25, 2007 @ 11:44

  12. The term ‘wetback’ has been used in Texas since long before YOU were a gleam in your daddy’s eye. It refers to crossing the Rio Grande and getting backs wet. Criminy!

    Comment by olbroad — May 25, 2007 @ 1:08

  13. We can give a history lesson of all kinds of racist words. That doesn’t change the fact that it is a racial slang.

    Comment by Jayce — May 25, 2007 @ 2:00

  14. Long time reader – first time poster….

    Ol’ Broad – Hear Hear – Standing Ovation!!!!

    I am sick and tired of the BS those like Jayce spew.
    These people are not coming here to find a better life for their families. They are coming here to drain it of its resources and send them back to Mexico – like locusts or parasites.
    They don’t speak english, they are unskilled, untrained, and uneducated. Outside of cleaning and vegetable picking, they are almost useless because they cannot speak the language and hold other jobs.
    They do not want to assimilate into society like my family did (2nd generation Norwegian here). They demand the full benefits of citizenship while marching down our streets waving the friggin’ MEXICAN flag. THAT takes a major set of brass ones, and I get called a racist bigot if I think that is a bunch of crap.

    All of this while legal immigrants with actual SKILLS get screwed over and over by the stupid system. Like my next door neighbor who is a Cardiologist that has to move his family every 3-6 years to keep in compliance with his Visa to practice in “underserved” or rural areas. They will be leaving for Iowa in 3 weeks, not because they want to, but because they HAVE to. In 6 more years, he can get his green card. They WANT to become Americans, but you should hear their opinion on US immigration policy and how we kiss the collective Mexican asses.

    Its crap, a total load of crap.

    Fred – you and my other half would get along great. Lock and Load baby!

    Comment by Jj — May 25, 2007 @ 2:47

  15. “I am sick and tired of the BS those like Jayce spew.”

    Hi JJ. Sorry you think statements with factual backing equals BS. Or does my BS lie in the fact that I don’t believe we should shoot people simply for crossing a border? Either way, thanks for commenting!

    “These people are not coming here to find a better life for their families. They are coming here to drain it of its resources and send them back to Mexico – like locusts or parasites.”

    How do you know this? Every study that I’ve ever heard of says you are completely wrong. Care to back it up?

    And your comment about sending resources back to Mexico… I assume you mean the dollars they earn while working. You should study economics a little more. So much of it is counterintuitive, just like this example. There is no drain when people send money back home. At face value it seems like there would be, but there isn’t. Try going to Google Answers or something like that and ask an economist.

    “Outside of cleaning and vegetable picking, they are almost useless because they cannot speak the language and hold other jobs.”

    Factually incorrect. Find me an economist who doesn’t believe that their ability to increase the labor supply hasn’t had an enormous effect on holding prices so low. It didn’t happen from cleaning and vegetable picking, I assure you that.

    “They do not want to assimilate into society like my family did”

    Why do you think that? Again, I don’t know where you are getting this from.

    I share you and your neighbor’s feelings about our immigration system. Fixing that is another step in the right direction towards controlling immigration.

    Comment by Jayce — May 25, 2007 @ 3:02

  16. Jayce, how long have you been a member of the ACLU or Communist party?? Or both??

    And for what it’s worth Jayce, I didn’t use any racist denigration, I said WETBACKS… If all you can do is call names and spew this bleeding heart libber crap, go down to the Mexican border and camp out a few nights, you’ll change your tune or DIE, and either way it’s a good thing, one less bleeding heart libber in the world..

    Comment by TexasFred — May 25, 2007 @ 3:24

  17. So now you think I’d be better off dead? You’re a real winner, pal. Do you consider yourself a Christian?

    Nice name calling, too. I guarantee I’m further from a Communist than you. GUARANTEE!

    Racist Fred is proof that many of you guys are brainwashed into blindly following the right. This guy just told me that I’d be better off dead, and there’s basically no chance anyone will stand up and tell him he went too far. I can’t imagine the shit storm if I would’ve said that to him.

    What a scary country we live in…

    Comment by Jayce — May 25, 2007 @ 4:37

  18. Jayce –

    MY facts, come not from some stupid liberal study, but from personal observation and experience. Like “Little Mexico” in every major metropolitan areas. You know the place – full of latino gangs, high crime, pregnant teenagers, high school drop-outs, bi-lingual signs, streets renamed “Chavez Drive”, Mexican flags everywhere, and not a word of English to be heard anywhere.

    Or the ex-husband illegal alien of my mother-in-law’s neighbor that sits on his ass all day because he can’t keep a job because he doesn’t speak english. His last attempt was as a delivery driver – nope – you actually have to be able to COMMUNICATE with the people you deliver to.

    But Hell – lets give these people WHEDA loans and reduced tuition, and food stamps and SSI and medicare/medicaid.. Cuz the $10K or so they put into the economy annually obviously makes up for the more than $30K they drain from it (that part actually came from a study).

    The scary part of this country is people like you that are willing to just give it up.

    Comment by JJ — May 26, 2007 @ 9:17

  19. “MY facts, come not from some stupid liberal study, but from personal observation and experience.”

    That’s what I thought. You should try learning something from people who’ve actually studied it. It would do you a world of good, guy.

    Comment by Jayce — May 29, 2007 @ 9:00

  20. Y’see, JJ, our pal here happens to be the ONLY person in the known universe who is above & immune to preconceived notions, personal biases, logical errors, etc. He was born with a superhuman ability to recognize such biases, and he NEVER, EVER reads ANYONE who is less than a 100% detached, independent observer (uh, except when he does… In other words, he’s human perfection, and commoners like us oughta thank Natural Selection that he considers us worthy of his brilliance.

    Comment by Calvin — May 29, 2007 @ 8:36

  21. Cal is just jealous cause I made him look really, really bad.

    I still chuckle every single time I think about your theory that scientists are dishonestly pushing evolution for the purpose of erroding our moral framework. I can’t imagine thinking up something that insane. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

    Comment by Jayce — May 30, 2007 @ 11:43

  22. (By the way, I haven’t seen the plagiarist around here recently. How’s he doin’?)

    Jealous? Nah, I just think walking parodies like you are funny.

    Who looks bad? I’m not the one who accused millions of my fellow citizens of being bigots simply for voting differently on marriage…

    For the record, I think SOME are pushing evolution to erode society’s moral framework (is it a coincidence that so many abortion-advocates are secular & believe in Darwin? I think not.), just as has been done before in history. Others sincerely believe evolution, but not necessarily as a byproduct of honest, detached inquiry (Newsflash: experts in any field can make mistakes or come to differing conclusions, especially when other).

    What besides independent analysis could lead someone to believe in evolution? Religious zeal, of course. The concept of a supreme author of absolute Truth, to which every single one of us will be accountable someday, has huge implications, so there’s a tremendous moral & psychological self-interest in denying that possibility, in WANTING to believe that’s not true. Secularism is a religion, and whatever else one might say about Ann Coulter, she was dead-on to call unguided Darwinism its creation myth.

    I have some reasons to be skeptical about the science behind evolution, but please note that key word, “unguided.” In case I wasn’t clear back then (but I think I was), I open to the possibility (but unconvinced) that evolutionary mechanics played a role in the development of new species. What I find absurd is the idea that such processes happened by themself, without a God to plan & initiate them.

    Comment by Calvin — May 30, 2007 @ 2:03

  23. Whoops, a couple typos there….

    Comment by Calvin — May 30, 2007 @ 2:26

  24. “I just think walking parodies like you are funny.”

    And I think guys who try and pass hyperbole as intelligent thought are funny as well. Though it’s the guys who exhibit that characteristic, along with believing scientists have the hidden agenda of destroying our moral framework, that I find REALLY funny.

    I do have to applaud you though, Cal. And believe it or not, I mean that with complete sincerity. This new concession of yours is quite encouraging. You can claim that you’ve always felt this way, but I really don’t think it is true – and that’s ok.

    This was the most encouraging post you’ve ever made…

    This probably isn’t the place to discuss it. Write a blog at your site and I’ll do my best to keep it civil.

    Comment by Jayce — May 30, 2007 @ 2:40

  25. Civil debate sounds tempting, but whether you believe it or not, my writing & invoking of the honest debate policy was real, and if it’s going to have any meaning, I can’t reneg on it in exchange for nothing.

    The main reason I’ve expressed my disrespect for you is the second gay marriage thread, in which you defended the statement that bigoted fascists are “who we are as people” – NOT differing opinions about any of the issues we’ve debated. I’ve viewed the rest of your conduct within the context of someone who would accept such a stunningly-hateful & untrue generalization about so many people.

    So here’s what I can offer: renounce that defense – not defense of gay marriage, simply the defense of that particular case of hate speech – and I’ll cease fire & let you back on CFO. Take it or leave it.

    Comment by Calvin — May 30, 2007 @ 5:16

  26. You two have seriously gone off topic. :/

    Comment by olbroad — May 30, 2007 @ 5:29

  27. Sorry, but sometimes records have to be set straight.

    Comment by Calvin — May 30, 2007 @ 5:42

  28. I think you have to admit, Calvin, that you have abnormally thin skin. You’ve shown it numerous times with me, as well as others – including that liberal site you posted on. I think my statements on Molson’s comments reiterate that fact. You get yourself too worked up about certain statements, then use them as a crutch. Fine – you think my defense of Molson is entirely incorrect. But that’s no excuse to behave how you have, leaning on that position time and time again to bail you out of new debate. Much worse is your contention that I lied about what you said. As I logically explained, I most certainly did not. Yet you seem to play that card in ridiculous fashion.

    I don’t take back what I said, but I don’t think you really want to understand my position. To say that being bigoted is “who you are as people”, I in no way mean that everyone is a bigot. But from my experience, many on your side fit firmly into the definition of bigot.

    “One who is strongly partial to one’s own group, religion, race, or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.”

    I can offer no greater example than this very thread (and its “What’s wrong with this picture” sister).

    Do you have a link to the Molson thread?

    Comment by Jayce — May 31, 2007 @ 8:43

  29. Huh. To think I expected something more than this. If you won’t move on without demanding that I accept positive mischaracterizations of your conduct and negative mischaracterizations of mine, then it’s clear we have nothing more to discuss. I’m not going to waste time with petty Internet grudges & the he-said/she-said matches that dialogue w/ you & the YTL crew inevitably dissolve into any more. Life’s too short, and America’s future too important.

    Comment by Calvin — May 31, 2007 @ 2:48

  30. Stand strong, brave soldier. Keep up the good fight! America needs you!!!

    This is exactly what I’m talking about when I speak of your thin skin. You play the same card time and time again; same gameplan, different opponents. The whole “poor me” schtick never really worked for you. Oddly enough, it’s because you can give it just as well. You don’t need to fall back on that crutch.

    Self-reflection, dude. Self-reflection.

    Oh well, it sounded good for a minute. Probably a smart play on your part; you righty bloggers really have nothing to gain by engaging me. Look how it turned out here for you guys (though I’ll admit that you, Cal, are excluded in this case). Either way I’m glad to see you starting to come around to logic and reason.

    Comment by Jayce — May 31, 2007 @ 4:38

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