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Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006, 09:45 am

Imagine you're an illegal immigrant living in the US. You've gotten the idea from the Irish government that you deserve preferential treatment because ... well you're white and irish and really need to live in america. This is in stark contrast to the Mexicans, cubans and many other nationalities coming from second and third world nations.
Do you
a) Keep your head down and hope you're not caught, after all, you made it long enough without being nabbed, maybe you can hang around until Bertie licks enough Washington wang to get this scheme through (however unlikely that might be)
or
b) MARCH ON WASHINGTON!

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 10:12 am (UTC)
bastun_ie

Also available, option c) Have your TDs back home support your cause on the airwaves on a Monday, and go back on the same airwaves on a Tuesday to call for tougher laws for immigrants to Ireland and deportations for illegals...

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 10:36 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Uh.. hello? our illegal immigrants aren't *white* and they don't speak much english and are fleeing possible death, torture and mutilation. They obviously don't *need* to be here like the Irish in america who are fleeing a decent economy and... shit...

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
ulaire_daidoji

I would imagine that most of those illegal immigrants are people who've been there 10-20 years and have families and friends there now. They're pretty much naturalised Americans by now.

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 10:49 am (UTC)
mr_wombat

Probably. Doesn't make the idea any less retarded though. Especially considering theres a precedent for immigration authorities to take opportunities like this to round them up wholesale and pack them off home. I mean... its their job to take opportunities like this.

Some nasty savage bit of me wants this to happen so I can see the massive metaphorical turd sitting on Ahern's face. This is potential political scat right here and I *love* political scat.

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
bastun_ie

Actually, yes, I'd *love* to see them rounded up and shoved on a plance home - then see McDowell and assorted FF'ers trying to argue how it's wrong for the Americans to do that but quite all right to send women home from here to have their genitals mutilated.

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

Yeah, but the very idea of the government attempting to rationalise their apprarant hypocracy is a dim and distant dream. Chances are they'll mutter something about "real" republicanism and tell the questioner to feck off.

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 03:24 pm (UTC)
iresprite

My facorite part there is an unrelated photo next to it of Bertie and Tony Blair. Tony is laughing and Bertie has this smirk on his face, as if to say in response to the article, "you freaking imbeciles!"

Good times, good times.

Wed, Mar. 8th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
mr_wombat

The picture itself is noteworthy since for once Bertie is actually coming very close to a legitimate smile as opposed to his usual toothy grimace/preparation for ripping your throat out.

Thu, Mar. 9th, 2006 08:55 am (UTC)
aidian

as an uhmerican, i say, sure, give em citizenship. and every other illegal immigrant in the US. Surprise! :D

so anyways, can i trade citizenship with one of them? i might be game for that. -they- can take the blame for our bastard president, and i'll go hunting 4-leaf clovers or practice being whimsical or whatever horrible things you do to make people immigrate away from over there.