Bubba called today to squawk about Mexicans. I have to give it to Bubba, he is honest enough to not waste words differentiating their legality, Mexicans are Mexicans who should all be living in Mexico. Since Lou Dobbs went ballistic on this issue, Bubba now switches channels from his default FOX NEWS to watch CNN in the Dobb’s evenings, which now happens to be the same time I turn off CNN for some Hank and Homer.
I must say, old Lou has gone singularly berserk on this immigration business. Perhaps as a child he was wrapped in a tortilla and abandoned at a bus stop in Escarsaga. Whatever the problem it’s serious. In fact I just read that the main issues involved in all this; that illegal immigrants pull down wages, cause unemployment, are more criminal that average, appreciably affect taxes for services and are going to blow up Chicago are either lies or highly exaggerated crap.
So Bubba called regarding some hippies who disrupted a Mexicans Go Home rally in downtown Houston the other day. There were almost a hundred white-wing bigots, mostly middle aged women and whacked out Vietnam veterans draped in flags with nothing better to do, while about half that many kids held up signs reflecting upon that bigotry. Not much of a demonstration either way you look at it, but it was pleasant seeing some young people take to the streets doing the right thing rather than whooping and hollering in front of the Death Chamber down here in Huntsville.
So Bubba joined the Minutemen Border Patrol and wants me to ride down to Brownsville with him to man a guard post for a week. I might go. I need a trip, and knowing Bubba, the van will be full of beer and lots of chicken fried steak. And grits! What the hell, I can get drunk in a field and plonk at stuff with Bubba’s guns for a few days. If I come across any Mexicans, I’ll give them a ride up to Houston on my way home. After all, the influx of Hispanics over the years affecting the vote is the only reason Texas hasn’t reinstated slavery.