Monday, May 01, 2006

Happy Uno de Mayo!

(Mid-day update and evening wrap below)

Xavier, my fictional poolboy called in "sick" today. I'm so gonna fire his butt.

By the way, my 6th grade Spanish is weak-I can never remember if calendar numerals are masculine or feminine, so it might be Una rather than Uno.

So, how are the Hillbillies marking this historical event? I see on the local news this morning that a couple of Mexican restaurants in Springfield, Mo. will be closed. Mostly coinsidence, since alot of restaurants are closed on Mondays anyway. They interviewed some employees and all of them, to an esse, were spouting the mantra of " So what if we're breaking the law? We're still human beings, too!"
Ouch-no fair. A tricky remark, there. Designed to get the reaction they want and to gloss over the real point behind this. I ain't buying. Civil disobedience can only be effective when done by CITIZENS of a country whose policies and laws you object to. My advice is to just try that global we're-all-citizens-of-this-planet horsecrap in their own native countries and see how effective it would be.
Tyson Foods, a big employer here in south Mo. and in northern Ar. will be aiding and abetting or just caving in to pressure, depending on how you view it, by giving ALL employees the day off.
I'm sure that will go over big with the residents/consumers around here.
The penitentury birds, however, will be happy for the reprieve, if only for one day.

As far as my empire goes, it'll be just another day in the county. Our "illegal" population is scant, if at all, and will not have any effect on the day to day around here. Commerce will not come to a screeching halt. Since most of the county here thrives with hillbillies doing the work that most Americans refuse to do-landscaping, house cleaning, menial, repetitive factory work, waitressing, dishwashing, cattle raising, hog farming, septic tank sucking, logging, ditch digging, clothes sewing, concrete pouring, restaurant cooking, hay bailing, asphalt paving, roofing, trash collection, truck driving, drywall hanging, house painting, janitorial work, home building, hair styling and or barbering , as well as numerous other agriculturally related type work- I don't see the county being brought to its knees today. If anything, most of the workers here in our region will just go about business as usual, unimpeded by droves of socialist inspired mobs habla espanoling all over the place and blocking traffic and demanding we kowtow to their ridiculous demands.

Lunchtime Update: I've just heard on a local radio station that Tyson's Monett, Mo. plant is open for biz, since just about all employees showed up for their shift! No word about the Arkansas plants, which I will assume, since it is Arkansas afterall, will remain closed. The illegal employee ratio, (oh, excuse me "Mexican National") is much higher at those plants-way higher.
No word of any kind of protest mayhem currently going on in Springfield yet. But I didn't expect there to be. Only 2 Mexican restaurants are closed today within the city limits. Big friggin' deal.

Tonight: It was such a non-issue in these parts, it didn't even warrant a story on the local 10 pm news. Instead focus was on the national level. Lem at Hillbilly White Trash reports that at least they counted noses at the protest in his nearby metro area- estimated 3 thousand moped and shuffled through what appears to be the downtown area going by the pic that goes with the article. He couldn't go out and get pics of the fun and games as he hoped. Dang.
Guess he was too busy doing that work we Americans won't do.


Blogger Lemuel Calhoon said...

I am totally finished with Tyson products.

They betrayed the nation first by supporting Clinton and now this.

5/01/2006 8:25 AM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Amen, brutha!

But upon reading that list that our new kin, The Amboy Times has posted, I'm dismayed. Has all of corporate America jumped the shark on this issue? Boycot them? Good lord, who else could we do business with??!! That list encompasses nearly all aspects of our daily lives!
I'd rather see a list of "the good guys" in this...but I fear it maybe a short list.

5/01/2006 8:44 AM  
Blogger Lemuel Calhoon said...

Pick out one or two and focus on them. That may teach the others a lesson.

5/01/2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Lemuel Calhoon said...

It should be pointed out that in Asheville you can get that many people to attend the opening of an envlope if they think that it containes something negative about President Bush.

5/02/2006 11:29 PM  

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