Monday, December 02, 2013
A few months ago, I opened up a Twitter account. Since then, I have amasssed over 2000 followers, and a much better idea of how to use Twitter to get my message out. Here are some ideas: For one thing, visit 24ahead.com's Twitter account. Retweet some of his tweets. In particular, re-tweet those that mention people (i.e. that use the @ sign). He does tend to be abrasive toward allies (like NumbersUSA) who are not doing things the way he wants, so you will have to use your own judgment as to what to re-tweet and what not to. Alternately, you can use the "reply" function to back him up when he asks a question, if you think you have something to add. The people he talks to can be a good guide as to people whom you might want to contact independently and suggest things to. Also, use hashtags (#) and searches to find people who are arguing on the immigration debate. Tweet them with questions regarding their stance, or supporting their stance (depending on what their stance is), preferably with links to pieces that support your position. Please be aware, do not follow someone whom you are asking tough questions of, because this makes it more likely that you will be suspended if they decide to block you. Also, do not ask too many questions in a row of one person (especially someone you don't know), lest they become annoyed and treat you as spam. Apparently, it is considered good not to have a person's Twitter account designation (i.e. their "@") as the first thing on a Tweet, so usually people put a period before the first "@". Try to amass followers. I do that by following 20-30 people over the course of a day. Before you follow someone, check them out to see if they are a good fit. Everyone you follow, put in a folder (I use 3 folders, and generally fill one while cleaning out the one after it. After it is totally empty, I start filling it and start cleaning out the one after that one). After a week or so, unfollow those that have not followed you and move them to a folder for people whom you have followed and have not followed back (so that you don;t keep re-following the same person every two weeks), and those that have followed back, remove from your list. You can also have other ways of amassing followers, but be careful not to go overboard and alert the anti-spam functions of twitter. And of course, don't follow indiscriminately. My previous posts have lists of links you can use when arguing immigration questions. Please don't link to these posts but to the articles the posts link. Also, check out the articles and make certain that what you are linking to is relevant to the thing you are arguing. Generally, a Tweet should say something like: "It's not a RW talking point. Ted Rall sees link between immigration, lower wages: http://rall.com/2013/05/30/syndicated-column-immigration-reform-is-treason". DREAM Act/KIDS Act/DACA Claims that Pro-Amnesty helped GOP candidates win Responses to claims "enforcement has failed," "Senate bill is pro-enforcement," or claims of how much Obama has increased enforcement Responding to poll-based propaganda Quibbling over the term "amnesty" Responses to those touting assimilation in 19th century as proof immigration won't hurt out culture Links about the negative effect of immigration on wages Links for pointing out the baleful influence of megadonors on immigration policy Links for discussing negative impact of mass immigration on the environment That is all.
If you want to discredit the amnesty-pushers, you need to point out how large donors are trying to buy amnesty. This works best in conjunction with my previous post about wages, so that you can show the motive and then show who is pushing amnesty. This can be useful in three ways; first, as a talking point against conservatives who support amnesty as a way to reach out to Hispanics; you need to point out who is really driving the push for amnesty and what their motives are. Second, you can start pushing talk-show hosts like Howie Carr and Rush Limbaugh to be more critical of Adelson and the Kochs, rather than often defending them because leftists attack them. Third, you can use it to point out to liberals who is pushing for amnesty and why. This is an article about GOP megadonors who are pushing amnesty. Here is another article from Slate mentioning that the Koch brothers are pushing "immigration reform." This article deals specifically with McDonald's. Here is a rare instance of Rush Limbaugh calling out GOP megadonors on amnesty. Here are articles about Mike Pence's immigration perfidy: Mike Pence Is No Savior for American Conservatives by One Old Vet Mike Pence's "W" worker visa illegal alien amnesty scheme by 24ahead.com and here is the reason, megadonor Helen Krieble: Coloradan rides into immigration fray by M.E. Sprengelmeyer. I'm making special mention of Carlos Slim: Makes money exploiting poor Mexicans: Article about an anti-Slim protest An old NYTimes article about Slim gouging Mexican phone customers Slim is against US border enforcement, favors increase immigration from Mexico Influence on US: Slim 2nd largest owner of New York Times. This article also talks about his monopolistic practices gouging Mexicans. Summary: Carlos Slim profiting from, and provoking, immigration from Mexico to US An overview of the arguments against Slim. That is all.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Here are some articles to link to in talking about the impact of mass immigration on the environment: These are about the water supply in Texas and California, 2 heavily-hit states: California Central Valley: Land Is Subsiding from Overuse of Water by Brenda Walker. Senate Immigration Plotters Overlook Water Supply by Brenda Walker The New Alamo? Water Wars in San Antone—Coming Soon to Your Community by Nicholas Stix. Here is a website pointing out how the Sierra Club's support of immigration is due to the influence of rich donors. This can be useful if someone uses the Sierra Club's position to indicate that immigration is not an environmental issue, or simply to point out how the environmental movement is at risk ofbeing bought off: Support US Population Stabilization - Support a Comprehensive Sierra Club Population Policy In addition, if you want to further show that polluters can pay off the Sierra Club, link to this article about how they suppressed dissent on their endorsement of Clorox. An article about the Sierra Club swelling out to Clorox. That is all.
Monday, November 18, 2013
These are the three Republicans who announced support for the House version of the Senate Immigration bill (H.R. 15). They claim there are more who will join them. Jeff Denham.........(CA)..(202) 225-4540....@RepJeffDenham David Valadao.......(CA)..(202) 225-4540....@RepDavidValadao Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.(FL)..(202) 225-3931....@RosLehtinen Call them and tell them: "I cannot believe you are supporting the House immigration amnesty bill, H.R. 15. Please recant your support today. The only bipartisan bill I want to see considered in the House is Democrat John Barrow's H.R. 2124, the 'Keeping the promise of IRCA Act.' If you continue to support bills that provide legalization for illegal aliens, I will be encouraging people to primary you." We need to nip this in the bud. You can also call the other House members on this list and say: "I hope you will not support the House immigration amnesty bill, H.R. 15. Please announce your opposition to this supposed 'immigration reform' bill today. The only bipartisan bill I want to see considered in the House is Democrat John Barrow's H.R. 2124, the 'Keeping the promise of IRCA Act.' People who support legalization bills like H.R. 15 will be primaried." That is all.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
To people who ask about penalizing children for things they have no responsibility for, point out that current immigration law would allow people given citizenship under this act to sponsor their parents, who were responsible, and immigration advocates insist that this part of current law be maintained. Point out that DREAM Act would take college educations and financial aid away from America citizens. That is all.
Anthony Vidak, celebrated for winning in a majority Hispanic District, estimates he got only 25% of the Hispanic vote. Low Hispanic turnout was the major factor in his victory. Low Hispanic turnout was the major factor in his victory. Little to no evidence that immigration played a big role in Christie's performance with Hispanics. (Another point to consider - if the Democrats had actually mounted a campaign against Christie, would he have done so well with Hispamnics? Geroge W. Bush did well with blacks in Texas as governor, but did much worse with blacks nationally running for President, partly because of all the attacks against the GOP as racist. wouldn't Christie's Hispanic support go much lower if he were activel;y attacekd by Democrats, regardless of his positions? That is all.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Answers to People who Claim Senate Amnesty Bill S. 744 is Pro-Enforcement or that Enforcement-Only Has Been Tried and Failed:
CBO says enforcement of S.744 would only decrease illegal immigration about 25% (assuming the enforcement provisions are honored). Amnesty supporters telegraphing intention to stop future enforcement of immigration laws, making enforcement promises of S.744 empty. Immigrations and Customs officials are being punished if they enforce the law. Why would anyone think that would that change under S744? On claims that Obama is Super-Enforcer: In 2011 U.S. Deported lowest number of illegal aliens since 1973. Deportations numbers decline in 2013. Claims of Obama high-enforcement numbers result from doctoring the numbers. Criminal alien arrests down 11 percent (so much for claim that Obama is concentrating on "dangerous" illegal aliens. This link also contains lots of other information, including "The number of deportations resulting from interior enforcement by ICE declined by 19 percent from 2011 to 2012, and is on track to decline another 22 percent in 2013," and that half of new removals in 2012 come from changing accounting methods. That is all.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
When someone tells you that the GOP is going to hurt its chances if it kills "comprehensive immigration reform (CIR)," kindly direct them to this article, showing them that only 32% of swing voters support "CIR," and only 12% support it strongly (cf. to 54% and 39% opposing and strongly opposing, respectively): Only one in eight centrist voters strongly back amnesty, says Obama’s polling firm. Hispanics support "enforcement first" by 60% to 34%. Pro-amnesty Brookings poll cooked the questions to get desired answers. Center for Immigration Studies explains how polls get rigged. 24ahead on how pro-amnesty polls are manipulated and on who dishonestly promotes them. In Europe: In Europe, majority of people who know immigrants well (58%) want a crackdown, although title of piece hides this. 65% of Spanish, British, Italian, oppose current high levels of immigration. That is all.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
When people deny Gang of Eight Immigration Bill is "amnesty," here is an article to link to in debunking that claim: "Immigration Reform" Equals Amnesty for Illegal Aliens and Their Employers by Ronald W. Mortensen It is also useful for people who say "we should punish the employers." Point out that the Gang of Eight bill pardons the employers. That is all.