Undertoad Saturday Nov 13 11:39 AM
11/13/2004: Girl in Pinata
flippant Saturday Nov 13 02:54 PM
If it weren't so awful it would be funny....I hope I'm never inside a pinata.....I am curious, I wonder how many people would pitch in to make that happen though? Heck of a party.
wolf Saturday Nov 13 03:31 PM
Obligatory inapprorpriate comment: Child molester party favor.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Nov 13 07:55 PM
She's lucky she didn't suffocate.......or barf.
wolf Saturday Nov 13 08:18 PM
Yes, but if her flight got delayed, she could have survived for a while on the candy ...
richlevy Sunday Nov 14 10:54 AM
404Error Sunday Nov 14 11:14 AM
By beating it with sticks?
jaguar Sunday Nov 14 12:00 PM
capnhowdy Monday Nov 15 09:01 AM
A little smarter than the last big immigration story.
Kitsune Monday Nov 15 10:06 AM
If it weren't so awful it would be funny
Nightsong Tuesday Nov 16 09:54 PM
Makes you wonder if her name was Candy<?>
Elspode Wednesday Nov 17 12:39 AM
Kitsune Wednesday Nov 17 08:16 AM
They may have caught the person inside the pinata, but did they find the drugs hidden inside the person?
Undertoad Wednesday Nov 17 08:43 AM
What, like some sort of Russian doll thingie?
wolf Thursday Nov 18 01:22 AM
Better like Russian Dolls than those goats that dude posted about twice.
rainbowbrite Friday Nov 19 10:42 PM
Someone should have told that to your ancestors when they came to this country... and don't try and tell me they all came over legally.
Makes me wonder what you would do if you were in the mother's situation?
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Nov 20 01:15 AM
Welcome to the Cellar, rainbowbrite. My kin came legally.
capnhowdy Saturday Nov 20 08:57 AM
I am a parent and a grandparent. My ancestors did arrive legally, and I put my life on the line to serve our country & protect our freedom. Freedom is NOT free, ie you can't break the law and sneak in this great country and steal it. If I were unfortunate enough to be in the mother's situation, I believe I would have exhausted all of the dozens of legal ways to cross the border first. Even as a last resort I would never put my child in a damn pinata and take all the risks involved, including being separated from my child permanently, suffocation, etc., etc., etc. Personally I consider the mothers actions to be rancidly pagan and inexcusably irresposnsible.
You can usually detect the people who DID arrive in my country legally. They have certain humanitarian values instilled & embedded. Long live the USA.
Welcome to the cellar, rainbowbrite. Enjoy!!!
404Error Saturday Nov 20 09:27 AM
Well said, Capn!
Brown Thrasher Monday Nov 22 12:43 AM
I agree. I also believe stupidity breeds danger. Speaking of the mexican border issue, I feel is one of the most serious and dangerous issues our politicians must deal with. If not, I fear we will face grave consequnces. I'm not sure of the numbers crossing daily, but I dare say they are not all coming looking for a better life............
badmemory Monday Nov 22 07:41 AM
The New Colossus
Messageboardjunkie Monday Nov 22 10:07 AM
[quote=capnhowdy] ie you can't break the law and sneak in this great country and steal it.
xoxoxoBruce Monday Nov 22 08:48 PM
The bazillions of huddled masses that came through Ellis Island and other ports had one thing in common. They wanted to be Americans. The ones climbing the back fence just want.
Welcome to the Cellar, badmemory.
badmemory Monday Nov 22 09:30 PM
Just like the many risks we have seen so many of these poor Mexicans take, often with fatal results, these Irish were taking their lives into their hands when they came across... Large numbers never lived to see the other side of the ocean after setting sail, steerage was not a healthy way to travel and large numbers fell to diseases like cholera...
So what say you all? Lets ship all those damned Irish back across where they came from! Goodness knows during this flood of Irish immigration that sentiment was rampant in America, probably put forth by some of the ancestors of this find group of people who are so quick to say the same things about the current influx of Mexicans.... But what happened to all those Irish? This penniless rabble that flooded the shores of America with nothing to show for their name? hmmm... wouldn't surprise me if some of their descendants are among the ones now adamant about what a crime it is for the poor of Mexico to dream of a better life elsewhere... Three cheers for the American Dream... as long as you are already at least a 3rd generation American that is!
P.S. Thanks for the welcome, though I'm not exactly new, just a lurker who was finding some rather self-righteous talk a little too hard to swallow for once...
capnhowdy Monday Nov 22 09:48 PM
Food for thought: How long can "it all" last if everyone who tips his dadgum hat wants "his share of the American Dream"? It slowly becomes the divided division of what is shared to be divided........ Nobody chose their cultural heritage, faith, nationality, race, etc.
It is a TRUE American who knows his country is the ultimate optimum.
I'll stay here & love what "we've" earned. I've earned what "we" love. I have yet to see another country spend millions of bucks to keep "us" out of their yard. Maybe we are happy to just stay at home. Home sweet home. I, along with scores of my fellow countrymen, love to entertain guests.
Good guests eventually LEAVE & GO BACK HOME. America can't continue to support all other countries' "we're not happy here people". Of course, if they insist- we will continue to fight and die for what "we" believe in. In behalf of most of this Country, I say: "we" love you! Come see us! THEN LEAVE!
Thanks for the validity,MBJ........
I certainly appreciate it. Good Day...................................................
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Nov 23 04:00 AM
Enter Mexico illegally. Never mind immigration quotas, visas, international law, or any of that nonsense.
Once there, demand that the local government provide free medical care for you and your entire family.
Demand bilingual nurses and doctors.
Demand free bilingual local government forms, bulletins, etc.
Keep your American identity strong. Fly Old Glory from your rooftop, or proudly display it in your front window or on your car bumper.
Speak only English at home and in public and insist that your children do likewise.
Demand classes on American culture in the Mexican school system.
Demand a local Mexican driver license. This will afford other legal rights and will go far to legitimize your unauthorized, illegal, presence in Mexico.
Insist that local Mexican law enforcement teach English to all its officers.
Be sure and report back to us about your experience.
404Error Tuesday Nov 23 07:50 AM
Yeah, what he said is what I woulda said if i coulda said it like he said it!
404Error Saturday Dec 11 12:23 AM
And yet another novel way to try to sneak into the country...that didn't work either.
Troubleshooter Saturday Dec 11 10:02 AM
We could probably do with a few of his stories as well as the ones from The Stella Awards as well.