Roasting Michael Chertoff

posted at 8:50 am on May 25, 2007 by Bryan

DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff smears the citizens he was hired to serve and protect.

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Conservatives need to form a coalition with African Americans who are the overwhelming losers to illegal immigration. Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

Bill C on May 25, 2007 at 9:00 AM

We should have it renamed the department of the habitually stupid What a tool!

deadbackpacker on May 25, 2007 at 9:01 AM

Or maybe we just want Chertoff to shut up with this nonsense.

The law says to deport illegal immigrants. All we want, Chertoff, is for you to enforce this law. I’m okay with immigrants actively pursuing citizen ship, but those who are not need to go.

If the person in question has committed a crime that warrants 10 years in prison or a death sentence, then carry it out. But please, stop making excuses that involve putting words in my mouth.

Lawrence on May 25, 2007 at 9:03 AM

I worked under this moron for two and a half years, let me tell you, He is a complete moron, with all the fixins!

Viper1 on May 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Thanks Michelle, you say so well exactly what turns into a frothing foul rant from my lips.

Buzzy on May 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Well, I’m not going to join the “GWB is the Worst President Ever” crowd, but I think it’s safe to say he has been the absolute worst at appointing officials. Most of the worst ones were in the 2nd term as well.
Looks like the taint of DC is too strong.

reaganaut on May 25, 2007 at 9:21 AM

As a US citizen if I break the law I do hard time. Why should that be different for a non citizen? Do the crime, do the time my dad always said.

Secure the border NOW! No excuses.

People if you are upset about this bill you need to contact your Rep repeatedly. During my morning break each day I call & fax my lousy rep’s. Get your friends and family involved. Do nothing, get nothing.

If you can stand in line for a cup of coffee you can make a call.

I’m ashamed to say I’m in AZ & MClettuce is a sponsor of this bill. He’s a chump. Hated the spin interview with Hannity yesterday.

VikingGoneWild on May 25, 2007 at 9:23 AM

We let an animal like Flores free and go to the trouble and expense of extraditing Dog the Bounty Hunter to Mexico for capturing a serial rapist… anybody see something wrong here?

Viper1 on May 25, 2007 at 9:24 AM

In the immortal words of Phil Collins:

“It’s no fun
Being an illegal alien”

asc85 on May 25, 2007 at 9:27 AM

I thought I would never run out of comments regarding this insipid fool…where the hell does GWB dig up these people.

DoctorDentons on May 25, 2007 at 9:28 AM

Here is a link for looking up your rep’s phone number.

http://capwiz.com/sicminc/dbq/officials

Make a call!

VikingGoneWild on May 25, 2007 at 9:32 AM

Michael Chertoff looks like another stooge who doesn’t know what is job is. Hey Mikey, you are supposed to ENFORCE THE LAW, not play politics on tv. With all the beaurocratic boondoggles at DHS, it is a wonder that we haven’t been attacked again.

WisCon on May 25, 2007 at 9:33 AM

Good question, DD. Michael Jerkoff is another in a long line of remarkably talentless executives in the Bush administration. I can only conclude that the problem in D.C. with adminstration officials undercutting the President by leaking, lying, and backstabbing is so bad that Bush feels he can only hire people unquestionably loyal to him, even when that means sacrificing several levels of competence.

I hated the idea of a Department of Homeland Security (and the name) bureaucracy, finding new ways to waste money and achieving little. But when you put this dupe in charge of it, even low expectations fail. But, in the end, the blame still ends up in the Oral Office; Jerkoff is only spewing Bush’s policy and personal feelings on the issue.

Jaibones on May 25, 2007 at 9:36 AM

People are suprised a that Russian placed in charge of Home Land Security is attacking the American people with communist like propagandic slogans?

Egfrow on May 25, 2007 at 9:36 AM

I feel like I’m in the middle of a nightmare and just can’t wake up…

Babs on May 25, 2007 at 9:38 AM

Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

Bill C on May 25, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Wow Bill C, not only did you have the first comment but also the most inane comment imaginable, double congratulation !!

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 9:40 AM

The current batch of Dems and Rebubs have one thing in common. They all seek to expand goverments power over the average American lives. We all know how compitent government can be compared to the private sector.

You will find them agreeing on more programs and issues than you might like to believe. It’s a three ring circus and the clown car is now in the center ring.

Egfrow on May 25, 2007 at 9:42 AM

Exactly what kind of treatment would Chertoff expect if he went sneaking into another country without proper permission and papers, and was caught?

Just enforce the laws already in place and make a better attempt to secure the borders.

Fulano_de_Tal on May 25, 2007 at 9:43 AM

Check out Chertoff’s Wikipedia entry. In his 54 years he has spent only 4 years in private employment at Latham & Watkins. He is a creature of the public sector. Has almost always labored for government. This is why he’s so warped. He has no real perspective. He’s a very fast and glib talker, I heard him with Glen Beck

But all for naught. Because this amnesty will ruin the United States as you know it. This amnesty will bring in 80 million in the next few years as 15 million Z VISA holders bring in their real and phony children and wives. This will crack welfare programs then Social Security

dennisw on May 25, 2007 at 9:44 AM

But, in the end, the blame still ends up in the Oral Office; Jerkoff is only spewing Bush’s policy and personal feelings on the issue.

Is that ever true. He’s a Bush stooge and mouthpiece. I voted GW twice because the alternative was so much worse. But could John Kerry have been able to ram such a sellout to ethnic pressure groups past Republican Senators? I have my doubts

dennisw on May 25, 2007 at 9:49 AM

In the immortal words of Phil Collins:

“It’s no fun
Being an illegal alien”

asc85 on May 25, 2007 at 9:27 AM

Oh I don’t know, I think they’ve got it pretty good in this country.

4shoes on May 25, 2007 at 10:04 AM

…could John Kerry have been able to ram such a sellout to ethnic pressure groups past Republican Senators? I have my doubts

Good question. We now have a Republican president, who in many respects doesn’t have the best interests of the country at heart, along with a Democratic congress. Would we really truly have been better-off with the situation vice-versa? The world may never know…

gryphon202 on May 25, 2007 at 10:06 AM

How dare he indeed, is this guy off his rocker? It’s bad enough he’s pushing for this damned thing, but then to twist the knife on top of it… salt next? I’ll be emailing my reps today, I feel like spitting I’m so pissed about this.

4shoes on May 25, 2007 at 10:15 AM

Bows to business and ethnic special interest

Michelle is right. However this is a direct result of the massive policy changes made starting in 1965. Legal or illegal all of this has been allowed and even encouraged by policy. IOW none of this has happen by accident. We are now seeing exactly what those changes hatched. They have not only done exactly what Ted Kennedy promised they would not do but are overtly being embraced and pushed by most of our “leaders”.

legal against illegal? I guess on a fair playing field that may be a valid distinction but when the 12-20-? million become legal then what?

Altura Ct. on May 25, 2007 at 10:18 AM

“In jail for 10 years” ?

It is our own BP Agents who are in jail for 10 years for just trying to do their jobs!

This fool bureaucrat is so out of touch he might as well be living on Pluto.

infidel4life on May 25, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Yeah, and maybe we should shoot them, what an insane argument…listen dodo…just send the illegals back and lock down the borders? And while you’re at it, fine them a few thousand bucks to offset the costs of tracking these illegals down.

Got it? How simple is that!!! And if you can’t find them, then they are not paying into the system, so they are taking and not giving…and if you can’t find them then your system is broken, not mine…and if you can’t find them, I will give you the addresses of every Home Depot store in the U.S. that will give you a good start. And then pull over every out of date registration car, and then go to the emergency hospitals at 10pm. And then check the elitists wine fields in Central California.

And if you think you are going to get any votes from the Mexicans check the % of voters in Chula Vista, Calixico, Santa Ana, East LA…you are throwing money down the drain to obtain a few votes…and gaining many votes for the liberals.

Good stragery.

right2bright on May 25, 2007 at 10:27 AM

Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

Bill C on May 25, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Another shining example of the Republican big tent. “Use blacks as muscle” and people wonder why there is such a low number of blacks who register as Republicans. And the implication to use them as mercenaries so the rest of the Repubs can man their keyboards…

Yes you let your mask slip.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

Bill C on May 25, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Another shining example of the Republican big tent. “Use blacks as muscle” and people wonder why there is such a low number of blacks who register as Republicans. And the implication to use them as mercenaries so the rest of the Repubs can man their keyboards…

Yes you let your mask slip.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Nice try Bradky, but not quite. This is just another example of lefty trolls sabotaging a thread. Yourself included of course.

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 10:37 AM

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 10:37 AM

Sabotaging? And just how is that. The subject is Chertoff’s comments accusing people of the exact sentiments Bill C expressed. To you it is humorous and “inane”. Guess it is all nuance.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 10:40 AM

Didn’t he (Chertoff) take an oath to uphold the law?

By not enforcing the immigration laws we currently have he’s in breach of his oath of office and should be replaced. I know good luck.

CrazyFool on May 25, 2007 at 10:41 AM

The comment voice mailbox at Homeland Security is full and of course, the operator doesn’t take comments and will not transfer you to Chertoff’s office. All you can do is leave an email that I am sure just gets deleted.

These comments by Chertoff are completely unacceptable. He is trying to use PC fear-speak to kowtow the opponants of this travisty of a bill. As Sec of Homeland Security he should be concerning himself with securing the borders first.

csdeven on May 25, 2007 at 11:06 AM

Of no interest to anyone: our former CEO used to leave us voicemails, and he and Chertoff have EXACTLY the same voice. I mean you’d need to take a voiceprint to tell them apart.

Hmmm…then again, maybe that could be useful. “You don’t remember me, but would you mind repeating these phrases into this tape recorder?”

And the last time I heard of “using blacks as muscle” was when Michael Moore was recounting his own 9/11 hero fantasy. ‘Cause Moore’s got a huge badass posse, straight up.

saint kansas on May 25, 2007 at 11:11 AM

Roasting the wrong guy. This stooge “serves at the pleasure”. This administration, this President, has been bought and paid for by big business when it comes to illegal immigration. Bought and paid for!

greggish on May 25, 2007 at 11:11 AM

Y’all just don’t get it…the ruling class, ie the politicans, want to eliminate the middle class. This amnesty will do a good job of that, by lowering wages, bankrupting medicare/medicaid/social security, etc, while simultaneously substantially increasing corporate profits which directly benefit the ruling class and the politicians. Then we peasants will be so so busy working 2 and 3 jobs just to keep a roof over our heads that we will be paying less attention to what they do and they will all be like kings. Where’s my musket?

JustTruth101 on May 25, 2007 at 11:13 AM

Ok, greggish gets it…

JustTruth101 on May 25, 2007 at 11:14 AM

Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

Bill C on May 25, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Another shining example of the Republican big tent. “Use blacks as muscle” and people wonder why there is such a low number of blacks who register as Republicans. And the implication to use them as mercenaries so the rest of the Repubs can man their keyboards…

Yes you let your mask slip.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 10:29 AM

Nice try Bradky, but not quite. This is just another example of lefty trolls sabotaging a thread. Yourself included of course.

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 10:37 AM

Sabotaging? And just how is that. The subject is Chertoff’s comments accusing people of the exact sentiments Bill C expressed. To you it is humorous and “inane”. Guess it is all nuance.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 10:40 AM

So first you are attacking Bill C’s comment and now you are defending it, NOW THAT’S NUANCE !! Why don’t you and your buddy “Bill C” slither back over to dKos where you belong ?

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Great Vent Michelle!

Chertoff is a fool, more interested in his political agenda than serving the nation and citizens of the United States. He speaks what Bush thinks on this issue.

The citizens of the United States have been betrayed by those in power. Bush, with many conservatives, is more interested in pandering to corporate and wealthy interests for short term profit, and the Left is more interested in political gains, than the interest of the nation.

Thank you Michelle for keeping our attention focused on this issue that is so important to us all. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

omegaram on May 25, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

I think this is a joke based on a meme Ace has been goofing on lately, but that’s no excuse. I continue to warn you guys, over and over and over, that I don’t want your off-color jokes here or your heat-of-the-moment angry responses or anything along those lines. They’re offensive, and Michelle ends up paying the price for them.

This is the absolute last warning. The next person who abuses the privilege of commenting here is out on his ass without a second thought. Does anyone have any questions?

Allahpundit on May 25, 2007 at 11:18 AM

So first you are attacking Bill C’s comment and now you are defending it, NOW THAT’S NUANCE !! Why don’t you and your buddy “Bill C” slither back over to dKos where you belong ?

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 11:16 AM

Check Bill C’s link – Kos kid he is not. The nuance was a comment on your chuckle at his comment. You know – like it was okay by you.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Check Bill C’s link – Kos kid he is not. The nuance was a comment on your chuckle at his comment. You know – like it was okay by you.

Bradky on May 25, 2007 at 11:19 AM

Now your trying to put words in my mouth. I never “chuckled” at his comment. I said:

Wow Bill C, not only did you have the first comment but also the most inane comment imaginable, double congratulation !!

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 9:40 AM

Got it now ?

Maxx on May 25, 2007 at 11:32 AM

Peggy Noonan has a great column on this today.

kmcguire on May 25, 2007 at 11:37 AM

O, wow… I’m insulted. I’ve been out of the loop for some days.

Chertoff actually said that … Wow!

This is exactly why I admire Ann Coulter. Actually, she makes me laugh often; all the while, like Rush, getting Public officials to respond to them.

Remember Hillary Clinton responded to Ann’s 9/11 Widow comment…

Harry Reid readily responds to Rush and his numbers/figures…

Here is Ann from last week on Falwell (nice lunch read):

Separately, no man better illustrates my warning that it doesn’t pay to be nice to liberals.

Btw, Ann’s new piece is on notion of new slavery (same topic as here).

ar_basin on May 25, 2007 at 12:10 PM

This is the absolute last warning. The next person who abuses the privilege of commenting here is out on his ass without a second thought. Does anyone have any questions?

Allahpundit on May 25, 2007 at 11:18 AM

This is why I love Hot Air!

heatherrc77 on May 25, 2007 at 12:37 PM

This is the absolute last warning. The next person who abuses the privilege of commenting here is out on his ass without a second thought. Does anyone have any questions?

Allahpundit on May 25, 2007 at 11:18 AM

This is why I love Hot Air! Or maybe it Allah I love?

heatherrc77 on May 25, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Know thy enemy

Connie on May 25, 2007 at 12:44 PM

Allahpundit on May 25, 2007 at 11:18 AM

We greatly appreciate what you and Michelle (& the others) have created and offer here.

Edit button needed, Thx in advance.

Btw, Other forums charge upwards of $25 for subscription. Maybe you can charge $5 for Edit button; if you need help paying for it. I’d pay for it.

Sincerely,

The Basin

ar_basin on May 25, 2007 at 12:51 PM

Thanks Michelle, you say so well exactly what turns into a frothing foul rant from my lips.

Buzzy on May 25, 2007 at 9:17 AM

Ditto

Another great, hard hitting Vent, Michelle! I think what is sooo vexing is that these 12-20 (or 30, 40) million people in question are here illegally. ILLEGALLY. Why would our government, a government of the people, by the people, for the people, decide to create a class of citizens and place them above the law as a welcoming gift??? As the old saying goes, this is a nation of laws, not men…

Zorro on May 25, 2007 at 12:52 PM

Believe us this time.

We lied to you before and didn’t enforce the previous laws.

But these new laws, well, that’s all different.

Believe us.

profitsbeard on May 25, 2007 at 12:54 PM

Time to kick Chertoff to the curb. I’m so ashamed of our party today. Didn’t Republicans use to be conservatives?

Kevin M on May 25, 2007 at 1:02 PM

What you don’t get is that this is the Jerkoff amnesty act as well.

He can’t be held accountable for NOT securing our borders, if Congress declares all these people legal.

Homeland Security has done a VERY poor job… FEMA has gone downhill… Border Patrol has gone downhill… Ports are not secure… Lost 600,000 ILLEGALS…

Congress should be investigating THIS, not Gonazales for LEGAL things he did… wheres the oversite on THESE issues?

Romeo13 on May 25, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Then it shouldn’t be such a big deal to provide the imputes needed to make illegal aliens leave and deport those left hanging around and them keep them out, right?

Speakup on May 25, 2007 at 1:33 PM

This guy looks and acts like he keeps failing rehab.

Sending back illegal aliens seems to be the conundrum of our time, yet every other country on Earth seems to have no problem with the concept.

Hening on May 25, 2007 at 2:30 PM

Just infuriating.

Bush, better pray he does not get in any real trouble during the remainder of the term. He won’t have anybody to turn to for help if he does. He’s dead to me now unless it directly affects the troops and the WoT.

TheBigOldDog on May 25, 2007 at 2:46 PM

Chertoff was a weeek sister bureaucratic hack from Day One in ‘Homeland Security’; But he has since proven himself an arrogant, elitist, corrupt, incompetent (etc.) in the mode of Pelosi and Murtha.

There are other words I would have liked to add to his description, but:
A: I try to avoid using them in a public forum.
B: Allahpundit irritated already, and I value my posting privileges here.

How odd… I just realized something; Four years ago, I thought that the Bush Administration had one of the most competent Cabinets ever. (Well, excepting Powell). Now it seems that the “Peter Principle” is in effect. The only major player in the Administration I have much respect for any more is Cheney.

LegendHasIt on May 25, 2007 at 4:12 PM

Absolutely outrageous. I say no amnesty for Chertoff whatsoever.

Webutante on May 25, 2007 at 4:43 PM

Nice tactic Chertoff. Smearing Americans seems to be the quickest way to endear yourself to those currently in power.

oakpack on May 25, 2007 at 4:44 PM

You should be ashamed.

oakpack on May 25, 2007 at 4:45 PM

As someone that works for DHS, specifically CBP, I want you to know what the initials DHS really stand for – “Don’t Help Shit”. DHS is a farce. If you are foolish enough to feel safer, you are living in a fool’s paradise. I do not feel any safer.

immigration inspectr on May 25, 2007 at 5:04 PM

immigration inspectr on May 25, 2007 at 5:04 PM

You’re preaching to the choir, my friend. Sadly.

Lawrence on May 25, 2007 at 5:14 PM

Can we find a president who will set this right? This one won’t.

Mojave Mark on May 25, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Ann Coulter knows how to rebut the operatives on shamnesty.

Entelechy on May 25, 2007 at 6:20 PM

Conservatives need to form a coalition with African Americans who are the overwhelming losers to illegal immigration. Using the blacks as muscle we will soon be executing Mexicans as they cross…whoops, let my racist mask slip for a second.

Bill C on May 25, 2007 at 9:00 AM

Last I recalled, the last time whites used “blacks as muscle” was during the slavery era.

If the republican party is going to be this bigoted towards my race, perhaps its high time I left the GOP and joined the Dems…at least there I wouldn’t have to worry about these types of conversations.

Darnell Clayton on May 25, 2007 at 6:23 PM

If a some jerk making a racist comment is enough to get another person to abandon their political values…

LegendHasIt on May 25, 2007 at 8:13 PM

I could not believe it Hot Air attacking a Republican! OMG.

Than it became Ted Kennedy’s bill? Ahhh yes bash a Dem. One problem is that it’s intellectually dishonest.

Bush is ALL GUN HO for it. Bush, President Bush, George W. Bush, Republican is for this bill.

Michelle your sarcastic sneer voice is so annoying. You sound like a child. Don’t do that. It lowers you.

I don’t like the bill at all, but than you pull the RAPE OF CHILDREN card out.

The sad part is the illegal aliens, the “crime” they committed was aided and abetted. Its like bank robbers and the get-a-way driver. We where the get-a-way driver; we are just as complicit. This has been going on for over 30 years.

It is not fair to give them citizenship out right and its not fair to deport them tomorrow. It is a tough problem but we need to work with the existing laws and most important secure the boarder first.

It’s simple 1, 2, 3.

-Border security (fence, security, manpower, detention, punishment**) No more catch and release. ** I am all for throwing multiple offending boarder crossing illegals in jail. They can be put to work on the border wall. That will stop coming. Funding of the approved 700-800 mile wall (not a 300 mile wall in the bill) would be a start.

- Enforce existing laws. Asking for citizenship is cool; ask and arrest.

- Go after anyone that hires illegal aliens from factories to individuals with Mexican nanny, jail and fines. Now today. I am sure with out jobs they will go home.

The illegal problem will fix itself, mostly. The 12 mil will be 6 mil and than we can talk about their citizenship. Also some are worried about their political power. Illegals that get “amnesty” give up voting rights. If they don’t like it they can go home and try legal immigration.

New laws and bureaucracy is not needed (yet).

I know people say its harsh and families will be separated, but than why can’t they move back to Mexico to stay together. I don’t think an illegal woman should be able to cross the boarder and pop a baby out, which becomes a citizen of the USA automatically. That is a problem. The child in my opinion was never a US citizen.

We have to be prepared to pay more for landscaping, Blueberry’s, fast food, hotels and motels. I’m fine with that. Right now this servant class is being subsidized by tax payers. The only winners are the businesses that get the cheap labor.

I love hard working illegal aliens from all over the world, but we need ones that are legal, educated and law abiding. I talk to immigrants from Africa and Asia and they all speak english or try at least. The Mexicans I talk to can’t. They don’t try, not all and they have been here for years.

NONE OF THESE PROBLEMS WILL BE SOLVED WITH ANY BILL, WE JUST NEED ENFORCING THE LAWS WE HAVE. However at some point we need immigration reform and some kind of “compromise”, but after the 1, 2 and 3. It makes no sense to do the give aways with this bill. First law, order and punishment, than reconciliation and amnesty (for some that deserve it). Oh yea back taxes? A must. They are complaining about $5,000. The fact is it will cost over 2 trillion to do this bill. That is crazy for so called cheap labor.

gmcjetpilot on May 25, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Chertoff out.

gmcjetpilot in.

1-2-3.

profitsbeard on May 25, 2007 at 9:07 PM

Last I recalled, the last time whites used “blacks as muscle” was during the slavery era.

If the republican party is going to be this bigoted towards my race, perhaps its high time I left the GOP and joined the Dems…at least there I wouldn’t have to worry about these types of conversations.

Racist anal orifices (RAOs) come in every party–and in every race and/or color. If one of such spouts feces and you leave the Republican Party because of that individual, what will you do when another RAO from the party you’ve joined begins to spout the same?

I don’t know about you, but this black person became a Republican because of the principles, not the people. And if you were naive enough not to know that RAOs (or many other types of AOs) come in every persuasion imaginable, welcome to the adult world.

baldilocks on May 26, 2007 at 3:04 AM

This jackass is spouting his crap all over the airwaves, and Gonzales is the one that Bush is throwing under the bus this time?! Don’t get me wrong, I’m no fan of Gonzales, but the next time it comes time to do the human sacrifice thing, you would think it would be the most deserving individual that is chosen.

By the way, if anyone didn’t notice, I’m still a little annoyed about what happened to Rumsfeld, he certainly didn’t deserve it.

Wolfman on May 26, 2007 at 4:51 AM

Allahpundit on May 25, 2007 at 11:18 AM

As I was typing the first sentence the scene from the Blues Brothers where the neo-Nazi was talking about the Jews using blacks as muscle popped into my head and through my fingers into the keyboard. Obviously, any attempted joke that needs this much explanation is not funny.

AP, thanks for not banning me. To anybody who took this the wrong way, you are right it, it isn’t funny. In my defense, I grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood where ‘cutting down’ was considered good fun. I often shock other white people with my comfort talking with blacks about racial issues. My candor is usually appreciated but when its not I know the person I am speaking to is indoctrinated in the racial grievance mindset. Still, this is no excuse for a lame joke.

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:01 AM

After reading what I just wrote I realized it sounds like, “I am sorry you are too stupid to get my joke.” And that is not what I meant. I am sorry I tried to tell an inappropriate joke.

Anyway, Maxx, I am not a dKoser. In fact, I am looking forward to protesting their convention here in Chicago in August.

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:17 AM

gmcjetpilot on May 25, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Only 25% of crops are picked by illegals. Prices will NOT go up much.

It will also spur development of automated means of picking fruit and such… much as the cotton gin spelled the end of needing slave labor, we need to turn our intelligence onto the problem… not use it as an excuse to allow the breakdown of the rule of law.

Beside… Corn based biodeisal will affect overall food prices MUCH more than kicking out the illegals, and that is being FUNDED by our government.

Romeo13 on May 26, 2007 at 11:42 AM

It will also spur development of automated means of picking fruit and such… much as the cotton gin spelled the end of needing slave labor, we need to turn our intelligence onto the problem… not use it as an excuse to allow the breakdown of the rule of law.
Romeo13 on May 26, 2007 at 11:42 AM

If you really want to see the prices go down let’s eliminate the farm subsidies while we are at it. That drives up the prices and pays farmers not to farm. But alas it is a political football and thus an eternal entitlement program….. welfare “a rose by any other name”

Bradky on May 26, 2007 at 12:37 PM

If a some jerk making a racist comment is enough to get another person to abandon their political values…

LegendHasIt on May 25, 2007 at 8:13 PM

and

I don’t know about you, but this black person became a Republican because of the principles, not the people. And if you were naive enough not to know that RAOs (or many other types of AOs) come in every persuasion imaginable, welcome to the adult world.

baldilocks on May 26, 2007 at 3:04 AM

In my mind the priorities are as follow:

(1) Does the Republican party really care about the well being of the black members of our society regardless of what party they identify with? (When the black community believes this is the case you will see more willingness to consider switching parties.)
(2) Republican efforts to attract more black members have not been very successful. Isn’t it time for a more thoughtful strategy? (When Republicans exercise some self control and discourage some of the petty whining such as ["Rap artists say the N word why can't we?" "Sharpton/Jackson are race baiters admit it" "Cosby had it right, why can't they listen?" "Democrats = traitor"]and replace it with “what can we do to help?” the right strategy may finally be realized.

Bradky on May 26, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:17 AM

Hats off to you for the mea culpa. Pleasant surprise. Have a good weekend.

Bradky on May 26, 2007 at 12:48 PM

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:01 AM

Well done, sir.

baldilocks on May 26, 2007 at 3:27 PM

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:17 AM

I’ve made bad jokes before, bad jokes happen, just ask Jon Carry.

Bradky on May 26, 2007 at 12:48 PM

I didn’t understand Bill C’s joke, so I attacked him, it looked to me like a comment that needed to be attacked. But why I attacked you sir, I have no idea. After reading the comments today I see that my attack on you was totally unjustified and I’m sorry for that, I do apologize.

Maxx on May 26, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Maxx on May 26, 2007 at 5:19 PM

Thanks for the note. I appreciate that. Have a good weekend.

Bradky on May 26, 2007 at 5:28 PM

I don’t know about you, but this black person became a Republican because of the principles, not the people. And if you were naive enough not to know that RAOs (or many other types of AOs) come in every persuasion imaginable, welcome to the adult world.

baldilocks on May 26, 2007 at 3:04 AM

That’s great to hear baldilocks, but I didn’t become a republican because of their “so called principles” (which they ironically refuse to follow not to my surprise–think pork).

I became one because of Bush. He actually seemed like the only candidate with two things that were lacking from either party:

- Courage
- Compassion

Courage because he is willing to make the unpopular decisions for the sake of the nation (aside from the immigration item) and compassion because he actually seems to care about people in other countries, instead of following the “am I my brother’s keeper” garbage that keeps half of these dictators in power.

I’ve seen enough corruption on both sides of the aisle to make me loathe politics altogether. Both parties have “principles.” The question is, do they really follow them?

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:17 AM

Apology accepted. Thanks for coming back and commenting again. Sorry if I sound anal and hold up GOPers (that’s what I call them) to a higher standard. It’s just that I expect more from them…especially in dealing with terrorists from the Middle East. If it were not for Joe Lieberman, I think I would have written off the Dems completely.

Darnell Clayton on May 26, 2007 at 6:46 PM

Michelle!

Your Vent is awsome, to the point, and powerful!

Your tongue is a two sided, two blade sword!

Your words a rife with atomic power.

If they you were a super hero, you would be “Truth Master!”

You are such a sharped tongued speaker of Truth, a warrior, destroyer of lies, deception, and destroyer of demons!

You are the powerful Hindu Goddess Durga Ji!

Namaste!

M goi.

Daw jie

Xia Xia

William (Wai Lim)

William2006 on May 27, 2007 at 3:12 AM

… I grew up in a racially mixed neighborhood where ‘cutting down’ was considered good fun. I often shock other white people with my comfort talking with blacks about racial issues. My candor is usually appreciated but when its not I know the person I am speaking to is indoctrinated in the racial grievance mindset.

Bill C on May 26, 2007 at 7:01 AM

It was not only good fun, it was necessary for our survival.

At least there are two of us Bill C.

G. Mason on May 27, 2007 at 6:59 AM

Chertoff needs a history lesson about deportation. We did it once and we can do it again.

In 1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower directed the INS to deport Illegal Aliens mostly from Mexico. He appointed General Joseph Swing to the INS and Operation Wetback was born.

With only 1075 Border Patrol Agents from California and Arizona, the program was able to repatriate over 1.2 million Illegal Aliens back to Mexico in less than a year.

I get sick and tired of the people that keep repeating the mantra we cannot deport 12 million people. They are just plain wrong and it has been demonstrated that if you have the will there is a way.

ScottyDog on May 27, 2007 at 6:42 PM

ScottyDog on May 27, 2007 at 6:42 PM

Good example but the magnitude of the problem is well beyond just two states, which drastically complicates the task of simply identifying who the illegal aliens are.

Bradky on May 27, 2007 at 8:14 PM

G. Mason on May 27, 2007 at 6:59 AM

Let’s get together sometime and swap mother jokes.

Bill C on May 28, 2007 at 12:34 AM

FOLLOW THE LOGIC>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If they can’t deport 12 million , how about the Gajillions (that’s a Brazilian Billion, so say I) of us who decide that paying taxes might be too onerous. I mean hey, if we all simply opt to pay our taxes quarterly, AND THEN DECIDE NOT TO WRITE THE CHECKS…HOW CAN THEY ROUND US ALL UP???

AND WE CAN DO IT UNDER THE LOOPHOLE THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS NOT REPRESENTING OUR (CITIZEN) INTERESTS ANY LONGER>>>SO WE SIMPLY DON’T PAY…

TAX PROTEST KICKS OF IN 3….2….

Yeah right…

seejanemom on May 28, 2007 at 8:57 AM

How about some new vents after the move?

purpleslog on July 13, 2008 at 11:45 PM