May 01 2006

May 1 Bust

Published by at 3:01 pm under All General Discussions,Illegal Immigration

Anybody notice anything different about today? I failed to notice anything different. Then again I was at work most of the day – like I am most days. Looks to me like the May 1 protest was a huge May 1 bust. What little was accomplished worked against the immigrants’ case. Never show up unvited and then make a big stink. Simply not smart.

BTW, I live outside DC.  The fact people are marching in protest is a daily, if not weekly, event here.  Don’t expect a lot of excitement from the beltway crowd.  We would be surprised if a week went by without a protest.

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “May 1 Bust”

  1. sbd says:

    San Diego Mayor: Mexico drug measure ‘appallingly stupid’

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders Friday called a bill passed by Mexico’s Congress decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana, cocaine and heroin for personal use “appallingly stupid.”
    “I want to call this action what it is – appallingly stupid, reckless and incredibly dangerous,” Sanders said.

    The bill was passed by Mexico’s Senate on a 53-26 vote and President Vicente Fox has indicated he will sign it into law.
    People in possession of up to five grams of marijuana, half a gram of cocaine or 25 milligrams of heroin would no longer be subject to punishment under the proposed legislation.

    It would also allow the possession of small amounts of LSD, MDA, ecstasy and methamphetamine, officials said.

    Further in the story

    Sanders said the bill could “not come at a worse time” for Mexicans during the national debate over immigration.

    “I think it completely changes the arguments that are being talked about by the different sides,” Sanders said. “I think this is going to stiffen the issues. I think that it’s going to be necessary to have a much more secure border.”


  2. MerryJ1 says:

    Yes, actually, I did notice something different and peculiar: I had to be in (civil) court a Cook County, IL branch. Ordinarily, especially on Mondays, it’s almost impossible to find a parking spot, both A.M. and after lunch, and you have to park quite a distance away. Mine was a 1 PM court call, and I was able to pull into the lot and right into an empty space.

    Inside, there was no line to and through the metal detector. In the hallway outside the courtrooms, there were no groups of milling people, even though the posted Defendant’s List(s) were filled with names, many of them Hispanic.

    Just a hunch, but I’d bet on an inordinate number of default judgements entered this May 1st.

    As to this particular “Immigration” protest (how fitting, selection of the most important communist holiday for their march), I admit to a bad attitude: I believe illegal alien is to immigrant as burglar is to guest.


  3. Seixon says:

    I didn’t notice a damn thing. Oh yeah, I’m in Norway.


  4. Newbirth says:

    I read on another blog that there were quite a lot of shutdowns – everything from Tyson plants to coffee shops. Frankly, if I was manging a place like that and my employee didn’t come to work, they’d be out of a job.

    Me, I went to work, made a point to buy some small items that I wouldn’t have gotten otherwise, and generally tried to remember that America is full of a lot of stupid people who think breaking the law by coming here illegally is okay.

  5. PMII says:

    I’m outside of DC – didn’t notice anything different today except for the blogs talking about the event.

  6. kittymyers says:

    I live across the road from a nursery, which is open 7 days/week, 9 – 5. There are Hispanic-looking people who work there. It has been rumored that they’re illegals, but I seriously doubt that. Whatever. I do see that they are hard workers, and they were working hard all day today, as well.

  7. Sue says:

    I ate lunch at a Mexican restaurant to celebrate May 1. They were all there and they were just as happy to see my greenbacks today as they are any other day of the week.

  8. sbd says:

    Things have just turned ugly in the Northern San Diego County City of Vista. A Countywide request for assistance has been issued by the Sheriff’s Dept to put down a “disturbance” or in reality, “a drunken riot”. Police reported having beer bottles thrown at them and a news crew had to leave the scene when their van was attacked. Riot Police have set up a perimeter around the area and are closing in on the immigration protestors sweeping each street with the lined officers in row.