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Alabama's Immigration Law Is Working

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tumbleweed_texn

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Good.

Been reading about illegals down there say they are scared and feel intimidated. Sounds like the new law is working. Im pretty sure criminals and societal leeches are supposed to feel that way.

I wonder if our government has ever thought of using a circus cannon to send them back. Its real simple, the cannon works off of air so we could create jobs by laying an air line from DC to the Rio Grande and we'd be guaranteed a never ending supply of hot air. Then we could give all of the people who have ever lost out on work due to illegals a chance to touch the cannon off. We could establish targets or range on the other side and whoever shot the farthest or hit their target could move into an elimination round. Of course Obama would have to come up with a grand prize though. Im thinking the opportunity to accompany Michelle on one of her luxury trips would work. Anyhow, think what this would do for morale in this country, not to mention the dent it would make in the illegal problem.

Maybe instead of eztablished targets we could just aim at the illegals that are trying to sneak in. Talk about two birds with one stone.

This is just my opinion, but I dont think Im wrong.
 

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Washington (CNN) -- The Department of Homeland Security is not helping Alabama as it tries to implement its controversial new immigration law, Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.

In response to questions from House Judiciary Committee members, Napolitano stressed her department is working with the Department of Justice, which is challenging the law, and it's not clear what the full impact of the measure might be.
 

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http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/09/alabama_farmers_losing_immigra.html



Regardless of how a federal judge rules this week, Alabama's new immigration law has already delivered "unintended consequences" across the state, said Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan.
The picking of blueberries, tomatoes and squash largely requires hand labor, McMillan said Monday, and the work is no longer getting done.
McMillan said he recently visited a farmer who has 75 acres of squash in north Jackson County.
"It was just rotting in the fields because he had half the labor,


Farmers tell him they sometimes find someone local interested in a job, McMillan said, but the vast majority walk off by lunch. "Very seldom make a day."
 

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jingo2 said:
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2011/09/alabama_farmers_losing_immigra.html



Regardless of how a federal judge rules this week, Alabama's new immigration law has already delivered "unintended consequences" across the state, said Agriculture Commissioner John McMillan.
The picking of blueberries, tomatoes and squash largely requires hand labor, McMillan said Monday, and the work is no longer getting done.
McMillan said he recently visited a farmer who has 75 acres of squash in north Jackson County.
"It was just rotting in the fields because he had half the labor,


Farmers tell him they sometimes find someone local interested in a job, McMillan said, but the vast majority walk off by lunch. "Very seldom make a day."

Just another example of what the welfare society has delivered to the work force. No one want to work, just get something for nothing, Hiring illegals does nothing but create other problems :mad:
 

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Get ready for higher food prices due to the produce rotting in the fields....... no just Alabama....but all over the US this is happening.
 

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jingo2 said:
Get ready for higher food prices due to the produce rotting in the fields....... no just Alabama....but all over the US this is happening.


the higher prices of food will not even be close to the cost to the taxpayer of illegals

Jingo2, do you have any issues with the taxpayer costs associated with illegals?
 

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I really don't like squash anyways..


really.. even up here where there are abundant illegals fields full of vegetables ect. often go half unpicked because even with cheap illegal labor it isn't worth it to pick all of the product..

last week I plowed a friends fields.. loaded with rotten tomatoes.. pumpkins and other stuff.. he sells direct and at a certain point the sales stops.. imported is cheaper..

and to top it off he is on the list as he is always claiming a crop loss.. as with the other growers here..

we have tried to get them to let people pick their own but one lawsuit and no one will allow it.. so they let it rot..

same is true in upstate New York with the apples.. it would make a person cry if they saw all the apples that are not picked every year.. but without a market they just let them drop..

it isn't all about labor..

there are other factors...
markets only want the best product,
labor cost to much to pick the marginal product,
not enough market,. imported product is already cheaper,
and losses in the field are covered while losses due to not selling are not..

at youth group we had apple dunking, made caramel and chocolate apples, and sent all the kids home with apples.. and I still have a few bags to give away..

higher food prices would be welcome to many growers.. over the years the term "I can't give it away" has come painfully true..

between higher food prices, protection from stupid lawsuits and free lunches for able adults and growers may be able to pass a farm to the next generation..

instead of food-stamps we could give away day passes to the local growers farms... the kids would eat better then...
 

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jingo2 said:
Steve

What's quash?

it is the sound the tractor tire makes when it is running over the rotten squash when you are plowing it under.. ..






dang.. when it comes to finding a spelling mistake no one gets one by you or kola.. :?
 

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Steve said:
jingo2 said:
Steve

What's quash?

it is the sound the tractor tire makes when it is running over the rotten squash when you are plowing it under.. ..






dang.. when it comes to finding a spelling mistake no one gets one by you or kola.. :?

Steve you know kolo=jimgo=lulu= allie doesnt use spell check, she made that her signature for a long time!!! :wink: She only has one brain cell so go easy on her...
Starbucks anyone???? :D :D :D :D :D
 

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