Wednesday, February 26, 2014
About 6 weeks ago, 16 GOP Congressmen signed a letter arguing not just against amnesty but against any increase in legal immigration. At a time when so many politicians couple their opposition to amnesty with a call to increase legal channels of immigration, or in other ways continue to press for the continued dispossession of the historic American nation while narrowly opposing illegal immigration (see Ted Cruz), this is refreshing. It would be better if they called for a reduction or even a moratorium on immigration, but we work with what we have. Below is a list of their names, donation sites, web contacts, Facebook pages, Twitter accounts, and phone numbers (list is a work in progress). Please donate generously to one or all of them, and leave messages as to why you are doing so. Brooks, Reps. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), Lou Barletta (R-PA), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Walter Jones (R-NC), Phil Gingrey (R-GA), Michele Bachmann (R-MN), John Fleming (R-LA), Steve King (R-IA), Ted Yoho (R-FL), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Steve Stockman (R-TX), Lamar Smith (R-TX), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Jeff Duncan (R-SC), each signed the letter. Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama Donate // Contact // Facebook (Congress) Facebook (Campaign) // Twitter // Phone: Congress: (202) 225-4801 Campaign site: 256-763-0102 Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania Donate (can send a message with donation) // Contact // Facebook (Congress) Facebook (Campaign) // Twitter // Phone: Congress:(202) 225-6511 Campaign site: 570-501-VOTE (8683) Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas Donate // Twitter // Facebook // Phone: 202-225-1555 Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina// Donate // Contact // Facebook Rep. John Fleming of Louisiana Donate (can send a message) // Contact // Facebook Rep. Ted Yoho of Texas Donate // Contact // Facebook Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota (Note: she is not running for re-election in 2014) Donate // Contact // Facebook Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina// Donate // Contact // Facebook Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina Donate // Contact(form on homepage) // Facebook Rep. Tom Cottom of Arkansas (Running for Senate) Donate // Contact (form on homepage) // Facebook // Twitter // Phone (campaign) 501-313-2914 That is all.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Most of the discussions of transgenderism by people who are advocates for the transgendered community remind me of this scene from 1984: Reading this post by Ampersand, I keep feeling like he is holding up a picture of a naked person with a penis and testicles and asking us "what is this a picture of?" (The answer he wants of course, is "a woman.") The thing that annoys me is the GIF with the caption "I was born a baby who was assigned male at birth." This is a cutesy way of denying that someone born with a penis and testicles has a male body; with the implication that anatomy is completely irrelevant to gender (i.e. so that everyone should rearrange how they think about gender so as not to offend trans individuals). That is all.
Saturday, February 01, 2014
When someone suggests that the GOP opposition to amnesty is mostly racial point out that for the pro-amnesty side, their position is definitely due to racial animus: ACORN chief wants immigration to "weaken white man". That is all.
Friday, January 31, 2014
This article on Tamera Mowry brought a thought to mind. It has occurred to me that for obvious evo-psych reasons, people generally are more upset about women of their race marrying outside their race than their men doing so. That is all.
Thursday, December 19, 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 our culture Links about the negative effect of immigration on wages Links for pointing out the baleful influence of megadonors on immigration policy Links for decrying Wall Street open-borders lobbying Links for discussing negative impact of mass immigration on the environment That is all.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Whenever someone from the business community (e.g. the Chamber of Commerce) starts touting mass immigration, you need to bring up the fact that several economists actively admit that they want to enrich Wall Street by destroying the Middle Class: These are two blog posts about Tyler Cowen's The End of Average that point out that Tyler Cowen is essentially saying that his favored immigration policies will destroy the middle class and that they should shut up and take it: Beans, the magical food by Dennis Mangan Tyler Cowen: 90% of Americans will (and should) have a more bean-centric Mexican lifestyle by Steve Sailer. Here's a post by Dennis Mangan interpreting an article by Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal: Open Borders Journal to Class of 2012: Drop Dead Here's a piece by Neil Munro debunking Steve Case's claim that the way to solve middle class job losses is more American worker displacement: Billionaire Steve Case says immigrants will offset middle class job losses Examples of ways to use these links on Twitter and comments sections: Someone brings up immigrant entrepreneurs creating jobs: Twitter: .@[person you reply to] @SteveCase claims this too, but won't speculate on percentage of immigrants who are entrepreneurs. http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/05/billionaire-steve-case-says-immigrants-will-offset-middle-class-job-losses/ Comment: Steve Case claims this too, but he refuses to speculate on what percentage of immigrants are entrepreneurs. Someone says that immigration is a win-win: Twitter: .@[person you reply to] Really? Then why do Open Borders advocates tell us to make do w/less, be more like Mexico? http://mangans.blogspot.com/2013/10/beans-magical-food.html .@[person you reply to] Really? Or do you just have contempt for those hurt by mass immigration, as Bret Stephens does? http://mangans.blogspot.com/2012/05/open-borders-journal-to-class-of-2012.html Comment: The same people who keep pushing open borders are also pushing for us to accept an economy where 90% of people are below middle class. They think that anyone who cannot succeed in an overloaded workforce ought to shut up and serve their betters. That is all.
Monday, December 02, 2013
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's the audio of Limbaugh tearing into the donors. 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.