Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Big Green Light

So, lets say that this illegal immigration reform passes in some version like what is proposed. What will be the net effect on those currently outside our country? If you believe Bush, it will increase security. If you use common sense, you'll see that the spigot will get turned on just that much more, as it will be a huge encouragement for those people to come here. After all, the worst that could happen is they could get a visa and the best is they could get citizenship.


So Bush has all this talk about immigration reform, about how its not amnesty. Well here is the definition of amnesty (Webster):

Amnesty - a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense

If someone is in this country illegally, they must have broken a law, and at least on paper, there is a punishment. So not only would offenses not be punished, they would be rewarded. So here is a new phrase we should use since amnesty appears to not quite capture the moment:

Platinum Amnesty

You heard it here first.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Its money, money, money, stupid!

A new study from the Center for Immigration Studies shows how, far from the being a source of highly skilled labor, the H-1B program now operates mainly to supply U.S. employers with cheap workers. Analysis of data from the Department of Labor shows that very few H-1B workers are ''highly skilled,'' and that their wages are well below those of comparable U.S. workers.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Why There is No Life After Death

Robert Cringley just had an article about a massive layoff at IBM coming by the end of 2007. I tend to agree with him that this is essentially IBM CEO Sam Palmisano doing nothing but plundering the company for nothing but personal greed.

I really take this as proof that there is no "life after death." For if we were reborn to walk this earth again, then Tom Watson, the founder of IBM, would scream in frustration and releave Sam of his earthly shackles.

Obviously this means there will be no spiritual, divine, or inspired intervention on behalf of the thousands of IBMers who showed the company loyalty and diligence.