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chaumont58 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-04-06 10:14 PM
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36. I have grown up in California, and I remember the bracero program
coming to California in the mid 50s. Prior to that, the grower made do with the existing population. What does McCain think made up the population of the Salinas Valley?

As far as running for president, McCain ought to hire Rove. Rove was able to make a real nice pigskin purse out of the sow's ear that was George Bush. He ought to be able to do something McCain. I think McCain can already speak Englisth, so Rove would be miles ahead of his previous creation.
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  -McCain: Americans wouldn't pick lettuce even for $50/hour. Eric J in MN  Apr-04-06 09:53 PM   #0 
  - He's really losing it...  marmar   Apr-04-06 09:55 PM   #1 
  - LOL! I agree. He needs a good old fashioned political beat down..  Kahuna   Apr-04-06 10:10 PM   #33 
  - McCain lost it when he said this about Iraq...he's toast. Doesn't know it  EVDebs   Apr-04-06 10:40 PM   #60 
  - He's sounding like the "perfect" Republican...so rich and out of  barb162   Apr-05-06 01:44 AM   #103 
  - McCain is just another lying republican....How sad!  KAT119   Apr-05-06 10:54 PM   #173 
     - The other sponsor to McCain's bill is TED KENNEDY. And FEINSTEIN is ...  ausus   Apr-06-06 11:38 AM   #176 
  - And this is the man who wants to be president?  MichiganVote   Apr-04-06 09:55 PM   #2 
  - what a stupid comment  rodeodance   Apr-04-06 09:55 PM   #3 
  - That was a really dumb thing to say.. n/t  converted_democrat   Apr-04-06 09:56 PM   #4 
  - What an ass n/t  OhioChick   Apr-04-06 09:56 PM   #5 
  - Your last line there nails it down perfectly, Eric.  Old Crusoe   Apr-04-06 09:56 PM   #6 
  - Holy shit...I'll take him up on that...  Union Thug   Apr-04-06 09:56 PM   #7 
  - No doubt, that works out to $104,000/year for pickin' lettuce!  file83   Apr-04-06 09:59 PM   #14 
  - And $75.00/ hr for overtime.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 10:26 PM   #51 
  - I LOVE LETTUCE  Tinksrival   Apr-04-06 11:18 PM   #75 
  - I'm ALL over that shit!  Blue_Tires   Apr-04-06 10:04 PM   #24 
  - no shit.  SlavesandBulldozers   Apr-05-06 12:57 AM   #96 
  - Shoot. I'd do it for $20 an hour  Viva_La_Revolution   Apr-05-06 12:20 AM   #90 
  - I'd do it too. Repugs don't know how much money that is to most of us  Lorien   Apr-05-06 12:59 AM   #98 
  - This unemployed guy'll take him up on it!  BlooInBloo   Apr-04-06 09:56 PM   #8 
  - Most EMPLOYED people would take him up on it!  jmowreader   Apr-04-06 10:44 PM   #63 
     - Outta my way! I saw it first!  BlooInBloo   Apr-04-06 10:46 PM   #66 
        - Well, you can have it. I think I've got something better lined up...  jmowreader   Apr-05-06 12:36 AM   #93 
  - McCain is toast. Nobody's buying what he's got to sell.  spanone   Apr-04-06 09:57 PM   #9 
  - McCain is an elitist asshole  Warpy   Apr-04-06 09:58 PM   #10 
  - Is he kidding? I'd totally pick lettuce for $50 an hour...  file83   Apr-04-06 09:58 PM   #11 
  - Hell, I'd shovel shit for $50 an hour!  htuttle   Apr-04-06 10:03 PM   #23 
     - And frequent oxygen breaks, too  Canuckistanian   Apr-04-06 11:38 PM   #80 
     - Hell, I shoveled pig shit AND cow shit as a kid for $5/hr  NickB79   Apr-05-06 02:22 AM   #107 
  - He really said that?  ismnotwasm   Apr-04-06 09:58 PM   #12 
  - Maybe the repugs will want to have a beer with him  me b zola   Apr-05-06 12:18 AM   #89 
  - 104,000 a year.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 09:59 PM   #13 
  - That's chump change.......  CrownPrinceBandar   Apr-04-06 10:02 PM   #17 
  - you could even afford decent health care at that salary! n/t  ChromeFoundry   Apr-04-06 10:03 PM   #20 
  - "You couldn't do it, my friend!" "Only Mexicans can do it!" Idjit.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-04-06 10:37 PM   #56 
     - That would be nice in a campaign ad.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 10:48 PM   #69 
        - Don't need one. Just need volunteers, wherever he goes, to ask ..  struggle4progress   Apr-04-06 11:20 PM   #77 
  - Talk about writing a TV ad against yourself with one condescending  Pirate Smile   Apr-04-06 09:59 PM   #15 
  - He's the gift that keeps on giving.  July   Apr-05-06 06:04 AM   #112 
  - It just goes to show how out of touch Republicans are with working America  SofaKingLiberal   Apr-04-06 10:01 PM   #16 
  - Wow, is HE out of touch!!  SmokingJacket   Apr-04-06 10:02 PM   #18 
  - master's degree here as well  Blue_Tires   Apr-04-06 10:06 PM   #28 
     - hey we could just about form a club  hfojvt   Apr-04-06 11:56 PM   #83 
  - I propose we start the McCain Lettuce Pickers' Union, w/$50/hr wages!  Sapphire Blue   Apr-04-06 10:02 PM   # 
  - If its a 40 hour work week...  outraged19   Apr-04-06 10:11 PM   #34 
     - Do the math: 10 hours = $500 - almost a week a min wage.  FloridaPat   Apr-04-06 10:18 PM   #39 
     - Take a look...  KurtNYC   Apr-05-06 10:33 AM   #138 
  - wanna know what's funny?  bluem   Apr-04-06 10:02 PM   #19 
  - Welcome to DU  liberaltrucker   Apr-04-06 10:07 PM   #30 
  - Where do I apply for that job?  verdalaven   Apr-04-06 10:03 PM   #21 
  - Me too! I need a good paying job. Where's the sign up list.  FloridaPat   Apr-04-06 10:18 PM   #41 
  - $50 an hour for picking lettuce? Sign me up!  EOO   Apr-04-06 10:03 PM   #22 
  - Everyone should flood his fax machine with Applications.  Jigarotta   Apr-05-06 01:30 AM   #100 
     - Got his fax number? I emailed him but I'd really love to send over my  bush_is_wacko   Apr-05-06 11:27 AM   #145 
        - sorry, I do not. Anyone here know his Fax Number?  Jigarotta   Apr-05-06 12:16 PM   #157 
           - Yes.  Heywoodj   Apr-05-06 02:25 PM   #161 
  - I'd hang up my truck keys and pick lettuce  liberaltrucker   Apr-04-06 10:05 PM   #25 
  - I'm so tired of the myth of the lazy American when  lovuian   Apr-04-06 10:05 PM   #26 
  - I hate that too  clyrc   Apr-05-06 12:07 AM   #85 
  - I'd do it.  Marie26   Apr-04-06 10:05 PM   #27 
  - I dare McCain to put an ad in the paper for lettuce pickers, $50/hr.  ocelot   Apr-04-06 10:07 PM   #29 
  - No loans, no college needed.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 10:21 PM   #42 
  - Whenever a new McDonald's or Wal-Mart opens up in  tblue37   Apr-04-06 10:39 PM   #59 
     - UPS in NYC  SOS   Apr-05-06 11:45 AM   #149 
  - He seems to forget what many of us VOLUNTEERED to do  ewoden   Apr-04-06 10:08 PM   #31 
  - Hell, I'd do it for half of that!  nonconformist   Apr-04-06 10:10 PM   #32 
  - This thing is Bullshit. Never Happened.....  Flabbergasted   Apr-04-06 10:13 PM   #35 
  - ??? See link in post #62. nt  July   Apr-05-06 06:09 AM   #113 
     - Ok, I thought for sure this was B.S. Can't believe he said that......?  Flabbergasted   Apr-05-06 10:03 AM   #133 
        - Well...  BeFree   Apr-05-06 09:54 PM   #164 
           - What an arrogant Jerk!  Flabbergasted   Apr-05-06 10:26 PM   #169 
              - Take it easy fella  BeFree   Apr-05-06 10:32 PM   #170 
                 - NOT YOU! M.C. cain!  Flabbergasted   Apr-05-06 10:34 PM   #171 
  - I have grown up in California, and I remember the bracero program  chaumont58   Apr-04-06 10:14 PM   #36 
  - That says two things: "Americans are lazy" & "Only foreigners sink so low"  rockymountaindem   Apr-04-06 10:15 PM   #37 
  - With apologies to Tom Lehrer...  HawkerHurricane   Apr-04-06 10:51 PM   #70 
  - so much for McCain 2008  renate   Apr-04-06 10:16 PM   #38 
  - Sign my ass up!  DenaliDemocrat   Apr-04-06 10:18 PM   #40 
  - $75.00 Overtime.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 10:24 PM   #48 
  - Maybe we could run an ad for him.  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 10:22 PM   #43 
  - My kid would  Mz Pip   Apr-04-06 10:22 PM   #44 
  - What? I picked weeds out of a bean field for $7/hour  Qanisqineq   Apr-04-06 10:22 PM   #45 
  - It's 119 degrees in the shade in Arizona, but I would sell off everything  bush_is_wacko   Apr-05-06 12:35 PM   #158 
  - Perhaps we should all start sending him resume's? EOM  K-W   Apr-04-06 10:23 PM   #46 
  - Send them to:  Sapphire Blue   Apr-04-06 10:28 PM   #52 
  - That's beyond silly  GRLMGC   Apr-04-06 10:24 PM   #47 
  - How about using illigals in factories!...  Acebass   Apr-04-06 10:25 PM   #49 
  - Another tape to save for 08  Justice Is Comin   Apr-04-06 10:26 PM   #50 
  - McCain better damn well get his act together before 2008  BlueStater   Apr-04-06 10:29 PM   #53 
  - $50 bucks an hour?  Slit Skirt   Apr-04-06 10:33 PM   #54 
  - 401k?  file83   Apr-04-06 10:37 PM   #55 
     - How many weeks vacation?  Cobalt Violet   Apr-04-06 10:39 PM   #58 
        - Do I get an "auto allowance"? Expense account?  file83   Apr-04-06 10:51 PM   #71 
  - That poor Mr. McCain. So fucked in the head.  Kurovski   Apr-04-06 10:38 PM   #57 
  - If he had said $5. an hour - I might have agreed with him. n/t  bloom   Apr-04-06 10:40 PM   #61 
  - Here's the AP/Yahoo link for this.  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-04-06 10:41 PM   #62 
  - ill do it!  iamthebandfanman   Apr-04-06 10:45 PM   #64 
  - I'd pick strawberries for that much...  politicat   Apr-04-06 10:46 PM   #65 
  - Yeah, I picked berries for 5 cents a box as a kid  Generic Other   Apr-05-06 12:11 AM   #87 
  - They would pick lettuce for less then $50/hour.  dave502d   Apr-04-06 10:47 PM   #67 
  - This makes me very happy!  incapsulated   Apr-04-06 10:48 PM   #68 
  - If McCain were the 08 nominee, this would be a sweet campaign image:  Mayberry Machiavelli   Apr-04-06 10:51 PM   #72 
  - We should send him our Resumes, anyway  Kittycat   Apr-04-06 11:15 PM   #74 
  - Sign me up!!  progressoid   Apr-04-06 11:14 PM   #73 
  - Besides selling his soul (as if that's not bad enough)  fooj   Apr-04-06 11:19 PM   #76 
  - For half that I'd gladly become a full time farmer  Porcupine   Apr-04-06 11:32 PM   #78 
  - Man, he's dumber than I thought to stand up there and say that!  leesa   Apr-04-06 11:36 PM   #79 
  - I'm in. Booking the flight.  hopeisaplace   Apr-04-06 11:41 PM   #81 
  - At $50 an hour  hfojvt   Apr-04-06 11:47 PM   #82 
  - I will never, ever trust McCain, regardless of what he says...  Zookeeper   Apr-05-06 12:00 AM   #84 
  - Jeez, I'd pick lettuce for half that amount!  Jamison   Apr-05-06 12:10 AM   #86 
  - Perhaps McCain's simply out of touch.  tuvor   Apr-05-06 12:15 AM   #88 
  - I Wished McCain Well (against Bush in the 2000 primaries)...  Peter Frank   Apr-05-06 12:29 AM   #91 
  - Who is he kidding?  lizzy   Apr-05-06 12:36 AM   #92 
  - You cant do it, my friends. ???????????  devilgrrl   Apr-05-06 12:44 AM   #94 
  - McCain/lettuce picking  cartach   Apr-05-06 12:55 AM   #95 
  - $20 an hour would have me out in the field too.  brensgrrl   Apr-05-06 12:59 AM   #97 
  - Hell, I'd scrub toilets, pick lettuce...  Yollam   Apr-05-06 01:20 AM   #99 
  - Where is the lettuce farm?  haruka3_2000   Apr-05-06 01:41 AM   #101 
  - I'll do it.  deadparrot   Apr-05-06 01:41 AM   #102 
  - The Hell I wouldn't.  Nailzberg   Apr-05-06 02:02 AM   #104 
  - damn...  petersond   Apr-05-06 02:10 AM   #105 
  - I'd like to call him a jackass, but I wouldn't want to insult our  cboy4   Apr-05-06 02:13 AM   #106 
  - Is he hiring? Because our family could certainly use that kind of cash!  TheGoldenRule   Apr-05-06 02:55 AM   #108 
  - I hope the democrats have the video of this elitist assholes remarks.  B Calm   Apr-05-06 03:30 AM   #109 
  - Maybe McLame doesn't really want to be Prez.  Disturbed   Apr-05-06 05:51 AM   #110 
  - I'd like him to say that to my mother's face.  July   Apr-05-06 06:01 AM   #111 
  - This goes to show that people in government haven't the slightest  0007   Apr-05-06 06:18 AM   #114 
  - I bet a couple of things...  salin   Apr-05-06 06:34 AM   #117 
  - Wow - McCain's losing it.  Vinca   Apr-05-06 06:21 AM   #115 
  - lettuce grows in arizona?  laruemtt   Apr-05-06 06:25 AM   #116 
  - He is COMPLETELY out of touch with the American people  GloriaSmith   Apr-05-06 06:44 AM   #118 
  - I de-tasseled corn for $2 an hour, picked beans for $1.50 a bushel...  BiggJawn   Apr-05-06 06:49 AM   #119 
  - For $50 an hour, I'll clean your outhouse. n/t  patricia92243   Apr-05-06 06:51 AM   #120 
  - Oh yes,I would....  LostinVA   Apr-05-06 07:00 AM   #121 
  - If there is tape of this remark - he's done  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Apr-05-06 07:22 AM   #122 
  - I'd quit my current job  on the EDGE   Apr-05-06 07:29 AM   #123 
  - Get maimed in Iraq, or...  suegeo   Apr-05-06 08:19 AM   #124 
  - Ok, this is now on the AP and msnbc  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Apr-05-06 08:26 AM   #125 
  - I'll quit my job right now for 20 bucks an hour  atomic-fly   Apr-05-06 08:35 AM   #126 
  - Hey, $50/hr, I'd take that job.  Jose Diablo   Apr-05-06 08:35 AM   #127 
  - What a freakin idiot. There's lot of Americans doing worse jobs  Fla Dem   Apr-05-06 08:44 AM   #128 
  - What a sellout to the right. First, he softens his stance on Jerry Falwel  E-Z-B   Apr-05-06 08:46 AM   #129 
  - He "thinks" he's running for President; the powers that nominate  Norquist Nemesis   Apr-05-06 08:50 AM   #130 
  - Sign me up.  CottonBear   Apr-05-06 08:53 AM   #131 
  - hey Cottonbear, I did that too for a long time, in exchange for  DemonGoddess   Apr-05-06 02:35 PM   #162 
     - Hi DemonGoddess! So you're a member of the poop scooping club too?  CottonBear   Apr-06-06 10:43 AM   #174 
  - Egad! He's more disconnected than Bush is!  brazenlyliberal   Apr-05-06 10:01 AM   #132 
  - Unreal.  Horse with no Name   Apr-05-06 10:13 AM   #134 
  - McCain and his ilk are disconnected from reality..they obviously have  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Apr-05-06 10:17 AM   #135 
  - you know...  DemonGoddess   Apr-05-06 10:19 AM   #136 
  - OOoooohh the turds are ALL circling the bowl...  Boxerfan   Apr-05-06 10:27 AM   #137 
  - He's totally out of touch with most of America  HootieMcBoob   Apr-05-06 10:37 AM   #139 
  - Mr. McCaine....My hand is raised... For $50 an hour I'd pick your nose  bush_is_wacko   Apr-05-06 10:38 AM   #140 
  - I would I would I would--where can I sign up  DuaneBidoux   Apr-05-06 10:39 AM   #141 
  - You'd see me putting in some long  rniel   Apr-05-06 10:39 AM   #142 
  - frigging bullshit  Greyskye   Apr-05-06 11:01 AM   #143 
  - I absolutely loathe McCain, but I picked cotton when I was in high  spenbax   Apr-05-06 11:06 AM   #144 
  - What a racist moron.  smoogatz   Apr-05-06 11:27 AM   #146 
  - Well...  Strangefire   Apr-05-06 11:37 AM   #147 
  - LOL! that's great money.  electron_blue   Apr-05-06 11:39 AM   #148 
  - His salad days are over. He's tossed now.  norml   Apr-05-06 11:50 AM   #150 
  - LOL - maybe he can get a job picking lettuce for $50 an hour  leftstreet   Apr-05-06 12:02 PM   #154 
  - Well, here's his disconnect  michaelwb   Apr-05-06 11:52 AM   #151 
  - Results 1 - 10 of about 131 for $50-an-hour-to-pick-lettuce.  norml   Apr-05-06 11:56 AM   #152 
  - everyone he knows is lazy and fucking spoiled, so he can't even imagine  bettyellen   Apr-05-06 11:56 AM   #153 
  - Hey Mccain I want one of these frackin' jobs  DanCa   Apr-05-06 12:03 PM   #155 
  - I grow and pick it for free  buddyhollysghost   Apr-05-06 12:08 PM   #156 
  - Lets start a fund to bombard his office with 1000 heads of lettuce!  Klukie   Apr-05-06 01:41 PM   #159 
  - Hey, I'll pick lettuce for only $40 an hour!  klook   Apr-05-06 02:18 PM   #160 
  - What an arrogant, dishonest SOB.  nicknameless   Apr-05-06 07:31 PM   #163 
  - Shit, that's like twice what I make.  Zhade   Apr-05-06 09:55 PM   #165 
  - McCain. We wouldn't pick your NOSE for $50/hour. There's a difference.  HypnoToad   Apr-05-06 09:57 PM   #166 
  - Hell, yeah, I'd take it! (McCain is an idiot, like his beloved Junior)  Nikki Stone 1   Apr-05-06 10:01 PM   #167 
  - WHY DOES MCCAIN HATE AMERICA?  HypnoToad   Apr-05-06 10:01 PM   #168 
  - B.S. - I pick lettuce for free.  philosophie_en_rose   Apr-05-06 10:42 PM   #172 
  - he's out of his friggin' mind!!  Neil Lisst   Apr-06-06 10:47 AM   #175 
 

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