1. StevePerkins says:

    This is an outrage! It really pisses me off when people talk about moving borders around, or arguing that we should recognize borders from the 1800’s as a way of scoring cheap political points!

    Oh, wait…

  2. juliobarrios says:

    Stupid analogy. One set of national borders was changed due to a war, which is how most countries in the world have determined their borders, and the other was a state border changed due to a surveying error never approved by Congress.

  3. StevePerkins says:

    Sigh……….. they tell me I’m too serious, and should joke around more to keep things light. But how are you supposed to work such a stiff room?

  4. John Konop says:

    This is why so many are angry!


    While I agree with this open boarder group on the problem I do not agree with the solution. How can the U.S. even afford the cost of education of the Latino migration from Mexico and South America? Should not immigration be based on taking the best and brightest immigrants not the masses who work cheap and do not pay for themselves?

    MATT-…This brings me to a recent report that got little attention outside of California. The California Department of Finance projected that by mid-century the Golden State’s population will be 60 million and of those 52 percent will be Latino.

    Wow, if such projections materialize that will be a 68 percent population increase in just 44 years. As of last year California had 34.5 million people, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. But most remarkable will be the Latino growth, from about 12 million last year to 31 million in 2050, a whopping 158 percent increase.

    It’s the same story in Texas. State demographer Steve Murdock – whom President Bush recently named U.S. Census director – projects that by mid-century nearly 60 percent of the Lone Star’s population will be Latino.

    Like the California Department of Finance’s report, Murdock’s projections haven’t gotten much attention, even though he testified before the Texas Senate Education Committee and later on before a citizen panel that Gov. Rick Perry appointed to look into ways to reduce property taxes.

    But they should.

    Murdock warned that unless the state does a better job in educating its young Hispanic population Texas will look like a third world country because the majority of its workers will lack the skills to compete in the global economy.

    His warning should not be ignored because as of now only one in two Latinos in Texas graduate from high school. Furthermore, as the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund pointed out in a federal lawsuit it filed against the state last year, the number of English deficient students in Texas is 712,000, or 16 percent of the student population. Yet, 35 years ago it was less than 2 percent. If they don’t get the education they need, as MALDEF alleged in its lawsuit, many of those Latino children will be functional illiterate adults in 15 or 20 years.

    In all, the projected growth of the Hispanic population in Texas, just like in California, is something that should concern the entire nation, not just the two states. After all, California and Texas are not only the most populous states in the Union but the wealthiest. Moreover, other smaller states, like Arizona, the Carolinas, Georgia and Nevada to name a few, have Latino populations growing at an even faster rate. So, what happens in California and Texas could happen elsewhere in the United States…

  5. BubbaRich says:

    Makes you think that maybe the morons shouldn’t have viciously and stupidly opposed the only real attempt to close the borders and regularize the status (especially the taxpaying status) of the current residents.

    Were you one of those morons, John?

  6. gatormathis says:

    The Absolut vodka company sells enough of its overpriced brew to hire ad agency advice from a possibly overpaid arrogant firm such as themselves. Sometimes people need a little reality check, especially when it comes to insulting the hands (or mouths) that feed them.

    I guess in desperation to tap into the Latino tequila market, it figured on going on the Mexican Airwaves with a little poke at the USA to entice them to replace their cactus juice with vodka. That little ploy probably works better in a non-global atmosphere, where you don’t have the worry of the wind “blowing” it back on you, so to so to speak.

    So……….what’s done is done. Let the Swiss maker compete with ole Jose himself, in the land of Pancho Villa, without the aid of the American cash that propelled it along to stardom.

    And then let us take up the “Cry of the Alamo”, and support the “local”, so to speak, vodka brewery of Bert Butler “Tito” Beveridge.

    Located in the Absolut “disputed” territory of Austin, Texas, surely ole Tito is more deserving of our American funds.

    Besides, how can you dismiss a brewer with a name such as “Tito” Beveridge. He should have simple instincts associated with what he does, just by his name…lol….

    Add in the “bonus” round fact that Tito is a big Quail Unlimited supporter, and came to the big QU event in Albany, hunted and had fun, and spent mucho dollars in Georgia while here. That should cover the “What’s this got to do with Georgia question?”, as well as show he must be an ok fella.

    A good friend of mine who was his guide said he was as nice a guy as you would want to meet, sincere, and had a great time while visiting Georgia.

    And if for no other reason can you think to switch, the Vodka taste great too, if there is such a thing.

    I can’t think of a better way to deflate an already
    over inflated Swiss Bank account……..

  7. Icarus says:

    Minus 10 additional points for bringing up this topic on Sunday. If it’s immoral to buy it today, it must be immoral to talk about it, too.

  8. StevePerkins says:

    Peach Pundit should probably stop its, “How is this related to Georgia politics?” refrain. This thread is living proof that ANYTHING can be tied into Georgia politics if you’re stupid clever enough about it.

  9. Chris says:

    Steve – actually I meant to post this over at my other blog – since it really isn’t about GA. I just selected the wrong press-it link.

  10. John Konop says:


    If you read the immigration bill from Bush, Kennedy, McCain…. instead of listening to talking points you would of understood that we would of been flooded with low wage workers and no money to pay for social service cost ie schools, healthcare…….

    Money does not grow on trees! What you support is importing poverty to get your lawn down cheaper while not thinking about the other cost associated with the policy.

  11. BubbaRich says:

    Que? I live in Doraville. I think the flood is already here.

    Do you really think that it would be harder to pay for social services if workers were actually paying taxes?

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