For those that don’t know Voice of the People USA is a Hazleton, PA group whose main focus is on immigration. They have rallied for freedom of speech and their founder, Daniel Smeriglio, has worked to help dogs, but the majority of their face-time is spent vilifying undocumented migrants.
In Rene’s speech she use Obama’s middle name to stir up images of Muslim terrorists and spends quite a while promoting ageism (what happen to respecting our elders?) and putting down the looks of others. All of these things are vital to ensuring we have a better future. In Rene’s world you must have a white non-Muslim name, you must be young and you must be attractive.
Rather than write my comments outside of her speech I’ve just included them in blue text below.
Thank you Frank. We all know this is an important year, an election year. And of course we’re hear discussing an important issue – illegal immigration. But it seems it hasn’t been discussed much lately with all the hype over the elections. (Which election are you watching? Right there in Hazleton it’s a BIG topic and though it’s died down a bit there are numerous immigration stories in the news every day.) However, this topic should be brought to the forefront during the election. (I think stopping the war is more important, but that’s just my silly opinion) Why aren’t the candidates talking about it? (They are, but just because it’s all VOPUSA thinks about doesn’t mean everyone else has the same views. They didn’t nominate Tancredo.) Probably because they don’t want to share their opinions about it. So, we’re forced to go to their websites. On Hillary Clinton’s website, hillaryclinton.com, she admits that “our immigration system is in crisis.” I think we all agree on that. But next she writes, “The laws we currently have on the books are inadequate and no longer serve our best interest.” Well obviously they’re not serving our best interest because they’re not being enforced. Duh.
Though she preaches border security she also preaches amnesty. According to her website she want “a path to earned legal status for those who are, to those who already here working hard, paying taxes, respecting the law and willing to meet a high bar.” But they’re not respecting the law if they’re here unlawfully. Gee what’d they do when they crossed the darn border? (they made a decision to take care of themselves and their families and felt they had no other choice but to walk over an imaginary line) So why should they have preference over those people that come here the right way? (applause) (I guarantee Rene and few of the other speakers at this rally have any idea about our immigration system or how it works)
Barak Hussein Obama (Thanks for proving what your agenda is by emphasizing “Hussein”. I guess anyone with a Muslim name should not be trusted because they’re all terrorists.) is disturbing as well – downright disturbing actually (Yes, because all dark-skinned men should be feared) According to his website, barakobama.com – notice the ommition of the middle-name there? (Which politician uses their middle name when campaigning? It’s an attempt to make him out as a Muslim terrorist and it’s beyond children. Why didn’t Rene ask about Hillary’s middle name? What about Rene’s middle name? What about her last?)
Alright – here’s a quote. Obama believes we need to do more to promote economic development in Mexico to decrease illegal immigration. When did this become our responsibility. (These people need to spend some time reading about the U.S.’s involvement in countries south of the border and the fact that we’ve always made it our responsibility. For crying out loud we took their land after they invited us to settle on it. Sadly these people live in a fantasy land where the actions of one country are somehow not going to effect another. They say a butterflies wings can change the weather, but I guess an American bullet has no effect at all.) He’ll be siphoning off our hard-earned money to support another country that needs to learn to take care of itself. Of course, I don’t blame you if you didn’t know his position because if you haven’t been to his website and you’ve only been listening to his speeches you notice that he says a lot of pretty words that mean absolutely nothing. (touche)
Probably the people pulling for him are the people who own Chinese restaurants. How do you think he gets his speeches? I can see him now – cracking open a fortune cookie and gluing to a peace of paper and that’s the speech for the day. (What does his “fortune cookie” speeches have to do with people that own Chinese restaurants? Maybe you meant to say the people that make fortune cookies.) (applause) Gee that’s a lot of Moo Goo Gai Pan.
And lastly we have John McCain. We all remember the amnesty he tried to push forth. Or do we? All I want to know is how on Earth did this man get this nomination after he tried to hand our country over to the illegal aliens? (It’s called an election and I know it’s it feels powerful to say someone is handing the country over, but that just isn’t true. Why can’t anti-migrant groups accept the fact that people do not want Tancredo, Romney, and Giuliani’s brand of immigrant bashing? Deal with it.) At least the Democrats are fighting over their candidate.
Then of course we have the local elections. One of our local politicians, Paul Kanjorski, isn’t doing much good besides passing out a colored wire that says we need to do something about the problem and trying to carbon date himself to try and figure out how old he is. (Her attempt to belittle others for a laugh is faulty and disturbing.)
I went to one of those town meetings he was holding and felt a strong urge to jump in the shower as soon as I left. Well you know, it’s very difficult too trying to find space in the room what with Kanjorski’s ego taking up much of the space. It was pretty much a dog and pony show minus cute dogs and ponies because they’d probably be afraid of Kanjorski. Then he pretty much played to the audience a promise to do what he could then whined on how he couldn’t do anything because of George W. Basically the purpose of the whole thing was to blame every problem anyone could conceive of on the presidents. (And your rally is to blame everything anyone can conceive of on migrants.)
My kid’s Gameboy broke. Bush did it! If he thinks his job is useless and cannot take any responsibility for his own actions let’s give it to someone who might do something with it. Anybody have any suggestions on who? (She’s talking about Barletta who blames all his town’s problems on undocumented migrants without being able to give any real proof of this.) Local media isn’t helping much either. Recently the Times Leader printed their opinion on April 25th which is that English only supporters are failing to get the message. Their (can’t make this word out) a sign in several languages from the early 20th century. Uhhh I don’t even know how to respond to such asinine logic. People rode around on horses in the past. There was slavery in the past. There were gladiator battles in the past. People didn’t use soap and wore powdered whigs in the past. (I could write a whole post about how ridiculous here “logic” is. Many of the things she cites – riding horses (happens right there in PA), gladiator battles and slavery) still happen today and obviously there are still many languages spoken around the world. Immigrants coming to the U.S. will certainly struggle to learn the language for a bit so providing them with literature in their native tongue is a courtesy.)Strangely those are all things Kanjorski could tell us about first hand. (I suppose she feels good bashing the elderly. Does she do this to here parents and grandparents too?) Of course the paper neglected to mention anything about the cost of educating people who don’t speak English – the cost of making these signs. (When a community comes together to help one another the costs go down just like it costs less to have a home built by Habitat for Humanity then it would a for profit builder. I know the idea of helping others must be foreign to these people, but in unity we create a better place for everyone and who doesn’t believe that we should all be educated regardless of our native tongue?) The problems that can happen in emergency room if the doctors can’t understand languages besides English. (Is this now a humanitarian approach to migrant bashing?) And what to do to accommodate those people that speak Tagalog, Urdu and Scottish Gaelic. Kamar aha uh anyone? (I can’t argue with the fact that we could not possibly provide teachers that spoke all languages, but the truth is that most people around the world learn English. That’s often overlooked by these crowds because it’s not convenient and it doesn’t look good when so many can speak several languages and they can only speak one.) Gee, with the Times Leader’s phrases of little substance you’d swear they’d covered one too many B Hussein Obama’s speeches. (Again – be afraid of the Muslim terrorist running for president!) Of course there are many who agree with this statement by the Times Leader. WILK’s braying snide morning show Kevin Lynn constantly whines about people who support English as a national language. While most sentient being and normal people (What do animals have to do with normal people and how do they fit into this discourse?) are repulsed by the bile he spews through the airwaves confusing his own opinion with fact and news.
LULAC, the League of Latin American American Citizens (audience boos), which supports the amnesty, I guess we all know, is absolutely gaga over the guy. Seriously, oh yes, go to lulacpoliticalletter.blogspot.com and enter Kevin Lynn in the search. You’d think you had stumbled into a teenager’s bedroom plastered in posters of their favorite idol. For some reason in all the picks he’s wearing the same red sweater. Appropriately though because red is the color of communism. (Apparently if you’re not a migrant basher then you’re communist. World News Daily ran a story stating the same thing about the May 1st pro-migrant rallies) One can imagine the blushes and giggles as the writer typed of Lynn “His camera presence was amazing. If I were a news director I’d slap a tie on him. Let him keep the sandals. Throw him some copy and put him in an anchor chair.” (I guess we could also think of Renee devising here devious commentary while petting a cat with a mouse caught in it’s mouth an saying “yes my pretty, we’re going to show get them this time.”) Eww, no.
If it weren’t for TV news no one would be able to get their local news in the mornings at all. Is there only one radio station in the Hazleton/Wilkes-Barre area? And what about the internet?) I don’t want the news that badly in the morning that I’ll listen to Kevin Lynn. Usually I’ll pop in something far more intellectual like my old Spice Girls albums. If I can’t stand listening to him I’m guessing many other women feel the same way. Ladies, c’mon ladies here – raise your hands if you like what Kevin Lynn has to say. (Now I guess she wants to create factions between genders. What does Lynn’s attractiveness have to do with anything?) Exactly. And this is why Kevin Lynn is against English as a national language. So he can get a date. (Rene’s attempt to make a fool out of Kevin (who I know nothing about) is childish and trivial. With all the great speech writing books out there this is what we get from the PA anti-migrant crowd – ridiculous dribble poking fun at a person’s age and appearance.) (audience laughs- of course)
Well, thank you for your time everyone. Remember come to our rally on Sunday May 4th in Wilkes-Barre at noon. It will be held in CK parking lot 501 South Main Street. Everybody’s welcome. It’s going to be a great time. And besides the normal fun we have we are going to make a huge announcement (This groups is always going to make a “huge” announcement. It seems to be their shtick.) So God bless everybody and God bless our beautiful country.