Joe for America is known to embody the American spirit, and that spirit really needs an editor. A recent piece by Rodney Lee Conover is an excellent example of that; this rambling disaster bounces from one incoherent idea to another with no structure at all. I can forgive a few mistakes (far be it from me to criticize people for making minor mistakes while writing; let he who is without typos cast the first key), but Conover’s piece reminds me of a remedial English rough draft on the recent immigration scandal that would never pass muster at a real school.
Conover begins by citing an “article” in the New York Times — with no link given — about the “over 300,000 immigrant children” from Central America, who’ve been “successfully delivered by various federal agencies” to friends and relatives in the country. Actually, he begins the piece by saying “I remember when our parents used to tell us not to take candy from scary-looking strangers,” and then dives into the New York Times “article:”
The New York Times reports that over 300,000 illegal aliens from Central America have been caught and successfully delivered by various federal agencies to their relatives or friends, living in the United States.. Did you hear that right?
Actually, I misquoted the Times because they call them “migrants” – not illegal aliens – but the reason I corrected the mighty paper of record is because the term “migrant” means someone who has immigrated to the U.S. and these folks don’t qualify. They entered the country illegally. Period.
Do you see what he did there, folks? He’s so clever, sticking it to the PC crowd by replacing a word he doesn’t understand with his own pet term. “Migrant” doesn’t imply legality; it’s usually short for “migrant worker,” a neutral and precise term. Good journalists care about precision and neutrality of language. “Illegal alien” is not a precise term, and it sure isn’t a neutral one. Even bloggers should care some about precision of language; it makes posts easier to read and comprehend.
Not that Mr. Conover cares about precision of language, as we’re about to find out:
What matters is that Obama has found them all a safe home, food, transport, underwear, a “temporary” permit to legally stay in the country. Keep in mind the journey these folks just made: Thousands of miles from Central American crap-holes on “death trains,” stopping only to be assaulted, shook down and raped by the sociopaths lining the routes.
Obama, the Administration, the Democrats, the media, Luis Gutierrez, John McCain, Bob Beckel – all say these refugees are going to be returned as soon as they’re orderly processed..
What are you, new? These 300,000 are here at the President’s pleasure and are only the first wave. This is tantamount to a massive home invasion – except it’s our country that’s being invaded and President Obama is driving the getaway car.
Why do you need a get away car if you’re leading an invasion? Don’t you use a get away car to, you know, get away from something?
In addition to scrambled metaphors, there’s some confusion about what he’s after: does he think that keeping these migrants here is a bad thing? Even though he outlined the journey that they took to get here? Because if he’s protesting sending them back, sign me up; we’re on the same side.
The most disturbing image of the weekend so far is a video of Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (I suppose you could stop right there) talking about handing out lollipops to little girls in detention centers during a visit to the Texas border.
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The Democrat from Texas also said the Border Patrol agents there caring for them, claimed the children were some of the most “orderly” and “behaved” children they have encountered.
I ask you Congresswoman, if you were one of those kids and you were in the presence of big people in charge wearing uniforms and guns – and you had just been beaten up, starved, raped, pillaged and who knows what else – would you be acting up?
It’s also known as being traumatized. But hey – a whole bunch of future constituents there, Ms. Lee, so it’s worth it – right? So a few of you were raped multiple times – you’re voting Democrat now – get used to it. Here’s a sucker, kid..
Why is the most disturbing image of the weekend a Democratic Representative of Texas handing out lollipops? Out of all the stories, the one thing that truly disturbs him (this weekend) is a woman handling out lollipops. That’s not a molehill he’s making a mountain out of, that’s a crater.
Also, is he implying that Democrats don’t care if the girls were raped, so long as they’re voting Democrat? Because it’s usually Todd Akin and his ilk dismissing rape. And Todd Akin is not a Democrat.
These hundreds of thousands of people, the vast majority of which are women and children, are being bused and flown to their destination of choice on the taxpayer dime. Reports of disease leaking out of the refugee camps, aka: Airforce bases, etc. ought to scare the crap out of you because Obama is essentially giving the green-light to spread contagions around the country by land, sea and air.
He drags closer to the end by saying that it’s like a bad movie, but without Dustin Hoffman, and with “thousands of little girls” destroyed as collateral damage. Conover then adds, “Honestly, I don’t know who’s worse – the coyotes, the drug lords, the gangs, or the politicians. But I know who to blame: King VitaBama.”
VitaBama? Is that an off-brand vitamin water bottled in Alabama?
As a postscript, he adds:
SOME LEGALESE: You can stop reading here, unless you’d like to get some background on why the hell these kids are coming from Central America and why we’re not just sending them back.
Also – why aren’t parents from Mexico or even Canada taking advantage of the situation and scooting their kids over the border for the free plane rides, lollipops and green cards?
As a post-postscript, he quotes “your friendly neighborhood Rodney Lee” (that is, himself) and “USA Today,” explaining the legalities behind not deporting migrants as soon as we catch them, with decidedly little legalese. Then, finally, he closes the rambling mess by saying, “Sorry for yelling. Remember: Uncle Rodney loves you – and folks, that ain’t bad.”
source: Joe of America
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