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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-06-07 06:58 PM
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4. I think that we should look at why Mexicans would want to leave
Mexico and come to Nebraska to work in a meat packing plant (have you ever seen a Nebraskan winter). Or why American's think that it is too beneath them to work in the fields to produce the foods that they eat? Or why the wage is so depressed that it is hard to live with a meager salary. Mass immigration doesn't happen because one wants to come, its because they are forced to come. I don't have a poblem with immigration either. I do have a problem with the rest of the world being forced to act as slaves to our existence. Would you like to work in the sweat shops in China to make stupid little plastic toys for McDonalds that will end up littering landfills? Would you know how to live in a place where you have to walk 5 miles to get clean drinking water? Would you like to live in a place where education in non-existent or bombs, violence, and prostitution is normal?

These are serious problems throughout the world. Immigration is just the icing on the cake to the world's problems.

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  -I didn't realize Lou Dobbs was a farmer and married to a Mexican-American. Elwood P Dowd  May-06-07 06:37 PM   #0 
  - Very Interesting.  hnmnf   May-06-07 06:40 PM   #1 
  - Man that was shocking. Does the anti-Hispanic meme need tweaking?  Truth Hurts A Lot   May-06-07 06:43 PM   #2 
  - Well.. just remember that Condi is black ... and  SoCalDem   May-06-07 06:48 PM   #3 
  - I think that we should look at why Mexicans would want to leave  glowing   May-06-07 06:58 PM   #4 
  - A tidal wave of disaster entered for Mexican agricultural workers, the farm owner/operators,  Judi Lynn   May-06-07 08:09 PM   #9 
     - I think you meant NAFTA, not CAFTA.  Elwood P Dowd   May-06-07 08:16 PM   #10 
        - Ye, it was NAFTA which  Rydz777   May-06-07 10:01 PM   #15 
        - The big corps and their investors make money both ways with NAFTA  Elwood P Dowd   May-06-07 10:16 PM   #21 
        - Right! I wasn't focused enough to remember that. Here's more info. concerning the problem:  Judi Lynn   May-06-07 10:09 PM   #18 
           - Corporate America is destroying both the USA and Mexico  Robson   May-06-07 11:20 PM   #29 
  - Lou Dobbs has no problem with LEGAL immigrants.  spartan61   May-06-07 08:02 PM   #8 
  - And They All Just Happen To Be Mexican?  KharmaTrain   May-06-07 08:26 PM   #12 
  - I don't see large groups of Russians standing around waiting for work at the RR station  cryingshame   May-06-07 11:16 PM   #28 
     - Look Closer  KharmaTrain   May-07-07 07:22 AM   #45 
  - You have a point. The illegal status is a problem.  Hangingon   May-07-07 12:31 PM   #52 
  - The problem with identity politics  alcibiades_mystery   May-06-07 10:12 PM   #19 
     - LOL. Just said it might need tweaking  Truth Hurts A Lot   May-07-07 10:50 AM   #47 
  - I guess you could call that multi-million dollar spread a  Peregrine Took   May-06-07 06:58 PM   #5 
  - Compared to Bush's pig farm turned movie set,  Elwood P Dowd   May-06-07 07:03 PM   #6 
  - He started working summers at age 9  jbnow   May-06-07 07:49 PM   #7 
  - Was the groom dressed in white (robes) at the wedding?  Tierra_y_Libertad   May-06-07 08:18 PM   #11 
  - A bit of Reality  Disturbed   May-06-07 08:40 PM   #13 
     - Why confuse us with the facts?  Robson   May-06-07 10:07 PM   #16 
     - Why not just post a link? Tell us more about Robert Rector...  Bridget Burke   May-07-07 11:36 AM   #50 
  - What the SPLC says about DOBBie *&* a fair citation for him to RESPOND:  UTUSN   May-06-07 08:53 PM   #14 
  - I'm not going to defend Dobbs' immigrant-bashing/baiting...  Matsubara   May-06-07 10:09 PM   #17 
  - racism , bigotry isn't always about the outward bigotry of KKK, Fred Phelps etc  JI7   May-06-07 10:14 PM   #20 
  - "Those people" are his wife and her parents.  Elwood P Dowd   May-06-07 10:28 PM   #23 
     - Condi Rice said she felt nothing about the black girls who were killed  JI7   May-06-07 11:06 PM   #25 
        - So you know Lou Dobbs and his wife enough to  Elwood P Dowd   May-06-07 11:13 PM   #27 
           - it's not like i know Condi Rice personally  JI7   May-06-07 11:41 PM   #31 
  - Lou Dobbs is  greyghost   May-06-07 10:22 PM   #22 
  - While I neither canonize nor demonize him, I agree with the gist of his position on  TahitiNut   May-06-07 10:33 PM   #24 
  - Bingo  Robson   May-06-07 11:12 PM   #26 
  - Lest we forget, public schools are off in the summer so kids can work the farms.  TahitiNut   May-06-07 11:47 PM   #33 
  - There are already some laws on the books but they are not enforced  nolabels   May-06-07 11:30 PM   #30 
  - Dobbs doesn't want to anger the corporations....  Bridget Burke   May-07-07 11:44 AM   #51 
  - he is a farmer, just like Bush is a cowboy rancher  ComerPerro   May-06-07 11:44 PM   #32 
  - He use to work 60-80 hours a week on farms in Idaho  Elwood P Dowd   May-06-07 11:56 PM   #34 
     - And you will soon to be able to tour the rundown shack that was Bush's "boyhood home"  ComerPerro   May-06-07 11:58 PM   #35 
        - It is true with Dobbs. (nt)  jaredh   May-07-07 12:02 AM   #36 
        - So you're saying I'm lying, yet you didn't watch the show or read his bio. Are CBS & CNN also lying  Elwood P Dowd   May-07-07 12:25 AM   #37 
           - even if any of that is true at all, it doesn't mean shit. He is a sellout now,  ComerPerro   May-07-07 12:35 AM   #38 
              - You are the one being used.  Elwood P Dowd   May-07-07 12:52 AM   #39 
              - if illegals weren't doing it for minimum wage, Americans would be. Rest assured  ComerPerro   May-07-07 01:26 AM   #40 
                 - That is bullshit  Elwood P Dowd   May-07-07 02:04 AM   #41 
                    - Right, so these people who are barely making it are offered a $5.15/hr job, they are gonna reject it  ComerPerro   May-07-07 02:22 AM   #43 
                       - If supply and demand doesn't work  Elwood P Dowd   May-07-07 03:20 AM   #44 
              - Hmm... I think that illegal workers earning slave wages is what keeps that status quo nt  nonconformist   May-07-07 04:22 PM   #55 
  - And this makes a difference, how?  ToeBot   May-07-07 02:20 AM   #42 
  - Lou Dobbs doesn't rail against Mexicans, he rails against illegal  AzDar   May-07-07 07:33 AM   #46 
  - Very likely his spouse influences his opinion  Jim Warren   May-07-07 11:24 AM   #48 
  - Ah, so he and Strom Thurmond have a few things in common.  Bornaginhooligan   May-07-07 11:27 AM   #49 
     - His wife agrees with his views.  jaredh   May-07-07 04:16 PM   #53 
        - Yeah, I'm sure he's got lots of Mexican friends.  Bornaginhooligan   May-07-07 04:17 PM   #54 

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