Posted by: yoyo52

Maher - 09/28/13 04:18 PM

Over the top on CA--but you gotta love it.
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Maher - 09/28/13 09:23 PM


Forum members: If you haven't read it yet, save it for when you havetime. It is great.

Loved it! Thanks. Just a little to share here:

And while Republicans in the rest of the country are threatening to deport every immigrant not named Ted Cruz, California just OK'd driver's licenses for undocumented aliens. That's right, we're letting them drive cars -- just like white people! You Red Staters may ask, "How come they're lettin' Meskins drive?" Well, it's because they have to get to their jobs. You see, here in California we're embracing the modern world -- we can't be worrying about all the nonsense that keeps Fox News viewers up at night when they should be in bed adjusting their sleep apnea mask. Our state motto is, "We're Too Busy for Your B u l l s h i t."

The bottom line is that we are moving the country's largest economy into a place where we can all be health-insured, clean air-breathin', gay-married, immigrant-friendly citizens who don't get shot all the time. And my message to the rest of America is: do not resist. Kneel before Zod! California has been setting the trends in America for decades, from Silicon Valley to silicone tits, and it's not going to stop now. We say jump -- you say, "Please sell me new exercise clothes for jumping." We said put cilantro in food, and dammit, you did, you put cilantro in food, even though neither one of us knows what it is. Almond milk? We just had some extra almonds and thought we'd fluck with you. The enormous earlobe hole? You're welcome. We also invented the genius bar, where the kid with the enormous earlobe hole takes your MacBook in the back and fills it with animal pornography.

Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Maher - 09/28/13 10:18 PM

Posted by: lanovami

Re: Maher - 09/28/13 11:48 PM

Yeah, I read this one. It was great. Thought I put a thread up here, must have been somewhere else.

He is so acerbic that anybody who disagrees with him is just going to discount him, but I am glad he is out there as the unabashed, unkempt voice of, erm, reason.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 12:23 AM

Just watched it on my DISH DVR. FANTASTIC !! 10 Thumbs Up !! grin

Some of the text was not in his "on-air" New Rules speech... guess he had to cut some things... BUT both still pack a shallop !!

Love the NRA and Texas comparisons.

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 01:13 AM

+1 the Hole Dam Thing
Posted by: MrB

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 05:13 AM

Here's the thing. What has happened to the classification of "illegal"? Many folks have no problem with immigrants, it's the "illegal" part.

What should be done is reclassify the group. Make it easy. Any one who wants to be a legal immigrant, just show up at a federal office and sign up, get a card and presto, problem solved. That way we get their productivity and their taxes.


Posted by: Mike

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 10:58 AM

Great piece! Made my day!
Why can't we do that here in Illinois?
Posted by: DLC

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 01:33 PM

Agreed Dave. We are using their productivity and work now, but don't give them any credit. It is another form of "slave labor". And most businesses love it, but then they complain about illegals being a drain on society. Well, they created it. They wouldn't be here if they didn't have a job. It is very hypocritical of our society. And should END !!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 02:46 PM

Run THIS Up the Flag-Pole...

Under the category of "Shoulda', Woulda', Coulda'" but...

Had NAFTA been fully implemented...

We Could've sent our industries South of the Border
instead of overseas, where it Would Have raised the
standard of living for the desperately poor citizens
of 'Old Mexico'

You know... MEXICANS... Hard Working DEEPLY Religious
People who (IMO) we SHOULD Be deliriously Grateful,
to them for Guarding OUR Southern Most Frontier!

I've always felt, but seldom hear, how LUCKY We've
Long Been to be Bordered by 2 FRIENDLY COUNTRIES!!

Had we shared some of our lower tech manufacturing
plants there, and regulated and made sure that a
decent standard of wages & working conditions were
maintained life could have been so much better for
these people. Not only would it have been just the
"Right Thing To Do" but we'd have avoided so much
crap that we're mired in today!

No need for millions spent on Border Patrols, or
WALLS & FENCES... but rather a 2-way-worker-exchange
with the same type Light Security we share between
ourselves & Our NORTHERN Cousins (who we're so Lucky
to have Guarding OUR Northern Most Frontier.

We'd damn-near have this entire Hemisphere locked into
Freedom & Prosperity & Shared Alliances for Decades!


We never got Hilary's Healthcare, Bill's NAFTA, or

Instead we got THE PARTY of "NO" that locked up
Clinton's ENTIRE 2nd Term over a STEENKING B.J.! mad


...and EIGHT Years of Crap that we're Still Mired In!

er can you tell I didn't have a good nite? *coff*coff*
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 04:23 PM

"Illegal" is a matter of what the law says. So marijuana is illegal here in PA. It's legal in CO and WA. If I had a blunt in PA, I'd end up in jail; in WA, I'd end up with a bag of munchies handed to me by an obliging Seattle cop.

So yeah--adapt the immigration law. It's not necessary to make every undocumented alien a citizen, but there are other ways to deal with the issue that recognize the economic importance of that population of folks and the contributions they make to this country. It doesn't take a genius to figure it out. But it does take more willingness to think than our lovely Congress is willing to spend.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 04:37 PM

Dem damm Canuckastanis ain't citizens either...
...but I don't see machine-gun guarded towers
being proposed between "U.S. & Them".

Posted by: lanovami

Re: Maher - 09/29/13 08:40 PM

"I've always felt, but seldom hear, how LUCKY We've
Long Been to be Bordered by 2 FRIENDLY COUNTRIES!!"

Another very good point. Looking all through history, around the world, it is a very rare thing. We had one war a piece with these two countries, but that's about it.
Posted by: DLC

Re: Maher - 09/30/13 12:44 AM


Immediately after the passage, they DID send jobs to Mexico. My B-I-L had a Chrysler built down there. BUT over time, even Mexico was more expensive (poor infrastructure and much corruption) and companies sent jobs to the sweat factories of Asia. Problem was NAFTA opened Pandoras Box and once opened you have NO control where anything goes.

As goofy as he was, Ross Perot was right !
Posted by: MrB

Re: Maher - 09/30/13 06:18 AM

Yep, it's just a formality, like speed limit and other things. . It's been mentioned about the Mexican people. I personally think they are a wonderful people. Overwhelmingly, the ones I've known have been warm and friendly.

If it's about " illegal" I say let everyone cone and go as the please. Anyone here needs to be taxed of course.

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Maher - 09/30/13 12:02 PM

I suppose. frown
The infrastructure would've been part of our investment
....but how can we regulate another countries corruption?
Posted by: DLC

Re: Maher - 09/30/13 04:57 PM


AH HA - now you see another fallacy of NAFTA !! Smart lady !!

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Maher - 09/30/13 06:34 PM

just so long as you remember that
(our own Politicians are In BED w/PACs,
Industry Lobbyists & Foreign Governments)

sux big time but it seems to be a fact of life

Posted by: DLC

Re: Maher - 09/30/13 11:45 PM

Oh yeah -- most politicians suck ! many on BOTH sides... but it seems the GOTP sux more . . and harder ! grin
Posted by: MrB

Re: Maher - 10/01/13 02:42 AM

Yep. The reason the country has so much wind is that the Republicans suck and the Democrats blow laugh