Monday, June 7, 2010

Do Liberals Even Stop To Listen To Themselves?

Three stories to illustrate the heading...

Story #1: Johnson County Community College tries to find way to send illegal immigrants to conference

Johnson County Community College's president said Friday that officials were looking for a way to send seven students — including two illegal immigrants — to the National Council of La Raza conference in San Antonio.

"We're open to any solutions they may want to bring forward as far as discussing them," said Terry Calaway.

The original plan called for the students — members of Latinos United Now and Always, or LUNA — to fly to the July conference. But the students rejected that idea by the college because two of them were undocumented and might not be able to get through security.

So the students wanted to drive. But that would violate a college policy that prohibits sanctioned trips by car for students, faculty or college officials if the destination is more than 500 miles away. Calaway said this is a policy imposed on everyone, including college trustees.

When they were told they could not drive, the group issued a news release accusing the college of discrimination against the two students "based on lack of documentation and on national origin."

Okay, so what we have here are some students that have admitted they're here illegally, and instead of carting them off to their home country as the law dictates, this community college is working overtime to figure out how they can still send them to a conference held by a rabid anti-American open borders activist group!  One can perhaps understand how these students feel so entitled, given that this college allowed them to enroll despite their illegal status (with in-state tuition, no less).

Story #2: Nashunal speling b protestd bi iddee-uts

It's hard to imagine why anyone would protest a spelling bee, but the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington DC was indeed targeted by protesters who advocate the simplification of American spelling. One of the signs carried  by a picketer wearing a black and yellow bee costume said "enough is enuf".

Hm, a spelling bee that is too hard because hard words have to be spelled correctly?  STOP THE PRESSES!!!  Women and minorities hardest hit!  It's George W. Bush's fault!  Halliburton!

Good lord.

Story #3: How dare they 'lawyer up' when we sue them!

What happens when a former, self-professed Constitutional scholar wants to sound tough? They tend to forget about the Constitution. Barack Obama recently had the Department of Justice announce a criminal investigation into BP's activities in the Deepwater Horizon. When the subject of the criminal investigation took the prudent step of ensuring legal representation, the former lecturer on Constitutional law publicly scolded BP for "lawyering up":

According to the pool report, BP and Coast Guard officials whose job it is to handle claims "are stationed with each parish president in Louisiana, and [Obama] wants the same arrangement for county governments in all the affected states."

At that point, the pool report says Obama "lit into BP" because he wants to — Obama's words — "make sure that BP is not lawyering up essentially."

Just two days ago, Attorney General Eric Holder traveled to Louisiana to announce that the Justice Department has begun criminal and civil investigations into the oil spill. As a result of that investigation, BP and other companies could be charged with violating a variety of environmental laws, as well as other crimes. Holder pledged to prosecute any offenders "to the fullest extent of the law." The prosecution could result in enormous penalties and losses for BP beyond what has already occurred because of the spill. And now the president himself goes after BP for "lawyering up." The company certainly has huge obligations as a result of its actions in this matter. But surely the constitutional-law-professor-in-chief would concede their right to a legal defense.

Well, only if the Constitutional-Lecturer-in-Chief knew what he was talking about then. This is one of the reasons that people questioned the timing of the announcement by Holder and the DoJ. There is plenty of room later for criminal probes, but right now the US needs BP focused on stopping the spill. We don't need BP "lawyering up," but that was the completely predictable result of Obama's attempt to deflect criticism of his handling of the oil spill.

So, do liberals bother to stop and listen to themselves on things like this?  I'm not sure if I like 'yes' or 'no' better as an answer.  Either way, it's obvious that these people are hysterically funny to watch...unless they're actually running things that matter.  You know, like the country...

There's my two cents.

2 comments:

The All Real Numbers Symbol said...

Story #1 - Off subject here. Am I the only one pissed off that we have this stupid 'la Raza' in this country. If they wanna live like Mexican let 'em go back to Mexico. No one ever talks about La Raza, but if I decided to restart the KKK to focus specifically on publishing music that encourages whites to kill hispanics, I would probably be jailed.

No taxpayer money for La Raza. Ever.

P.S.: If two of those students were undocumented, WHAT ARE THEY STILL DOING IN THIS COUNTRY?!?!

Story #2 - What? No, seriously, what? Being in a spelling bee is something I've always wanted to do (but I was home schooled, so I never did get to do one.)

Wow, imagine having to spell words correctly. The horror of it all. @.@

Story #3 - Look, why does anybody think Barack is a Constitutional lawyer? Yes, he may have that title behind his name, but he doesn't give one fig about the Constitution.

2Cents said...

#1 - yeah, I agree. If you openly advocate the overthrow of our government, you shouldn't get government assistance. Call me crazy.

#2 - Yeah, I truly thought this one came from The Onion when I first saw it. Unbelievable.

#3 - Nope. In fact, he's a 'constitutional lawyer' in the same way that a spy is a responsible American citizen: the only purpose is to destroy what you say you are.