Sad but true…

This is a link to a story about a recent Fox commentator's urging that his audience (obviously he is talking to white people) "make more babies" because the statistics show that in 25 years the U.S. will not be majority white. I've been watching The Daily Show and The Colbert Report recently, and I got this piece of information from a piece of satire on there, but it's actually a real thing this crazy said. I'm amazed that modern, educated people have the gall to say things like this, especially on tv. I shouldn't be so surprised I guess.

Did anyone watch Bush's speech on immigration? I have to admit immigration is probably the only thing I pretty much agree with Bush about. He's got reasonable ideas, compromise and a balance between security and the reality of the economic and humanitarian situation. I don't think learning English should be a requirement. I think most immigrants realize you have to learn English here to be successful, but I don't think we should mandate it. I think that's another logistical nightmare when it comes to actual execution. How are we going to make some specifications of what level of English a person needs to become a legal resident?

I wish a plan like this would pass and actually be put into action, but I also don't understand how we are going to afford more border security and some sort of (likely-to-be) insane bureaucracy that is somehow going to "match workers with employers" (seems impossible as a former employer) and run background checks on people from foreign countries. Why does it take so long for immigrants "in line" for family and work visas to actually get processed? Because it takes a long freaking time to do that stuff.

Anyway, on a happier note, the season finale of Grey's Anatomy was fantastic. I love that show.


2 Responses to Sad but true…

  1. Christina says:

    GREY’S ANATOMY. I think Meredith should go with Derek, because… Finn is a widow. No one wants a widow on their hands. Haha jk.

    Oh yeah and I keep forgetting to make Erica, Brittany, and Rachel give me their email addresses. = /

  2. Matt says:

    I like your thoughts on immigration, Laura. I agree that the idea of outbreeding those we don’t like is ridiculous, but it’s been around a long time. It’s one of the rationale I heard from a Catholic theology professor for having big families, although in that case it wasn’t to make the world more white but more Catholic. As an environmentalist convinced that the world is already overpopulated, it makes me concerned.
    I’m curious to hear your reaction to the headline today about the senate wanting to make English our official language. You must have a unique perspective on it.

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