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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Newsflash! The Arizona Republic: THE SKY IS FALLING!

Oh, how we just love our clever little local newspaper, The Arizona Republic. Our clever, petit, petty, hyperventilating hysterical newspaper, The Arizona Republic.

This is the newspaper of a border state that has seen the devastating effects of over 1 million illegal aliens entering this country EACH AND EVERY YEAR. This is the same newspaper in which you will never see the words "illegal alien" or "illegal immigrant." Do you know what politically correct, watered-down, empty of meaning, pansy-assed euphemism this paper consistently and routinely uses to refer to illegal aliens? They refer to them as "migrants." Can you believe that? M-I-G-R-A-N-T-S, migrants.

Webster's Dictionary defines a migrant as:

n. 1. a person, bird, or other animal that migrates.
2. a farm laborer who moves from place to place to harvest seasonal crops.

How intentionally misleading and delusional can one be?! They would have their entire readership believe that these "migrants" to whom they are constantly referring are a group of nomadic people, some of whom may have originated, oh I don't know, maybe, perhaps, in Mexico. These nomadic agricultural workers of unspecified origin are then supposedly to be seen migrating with the seasons, back and forth and hither and yon, here today, gone tomorrow.

Except for the fact that they aren't gone tomorrow. They are simply here today and HERE TO STAY. And yet, somehow, that qualifies them all as migrants. Dictionary definition be damned! Perhaps The Arizona Republic and all other politically correct euphemists simply imagine themselves to be like Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass:

`I don't know what you mean by "glory,"' Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don't -- till I tell you. I meant "there's a nice knock-down argument for you!"'

`But "glory" doesn't mean "a nice knock-down argument,"' Alice objected.

`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.'

`The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.'

`The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master - - that's all.'

Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. `They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs, they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I can manage the whole of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!'

`Would you tell me, please,' said Alice `what that means?`

`Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. `I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.'

`That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone.

`When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, `I always pay it extra.'

So, the Humpty Dumpties at The Arizona Republic are all in a dither today because of what they refer to in an op-ed as The Minutemess Patrol. You see, in their view (if you can call mindless incoherent drivel a view -- Oops! I forgot. Like Humpty Dumpty, they can call it anything they choose) The Minuteman Project is not about citizens whose government has flatly refused to enforce the law trying to do something about it. No, in their view, it's all about racism and white supremacy:

But c'mon, guys, this is more about Deputy Dawg than effecting change. Law enforcement doesn't need or want a bunch of armed good ol' boys getting in the way of a dangerous job.

Paul K. Charlton, U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona, put it well: "When people act as vigilantes, they put themselves at risk, they put other law-abiding citizens at risk, and they put law enforcement at risk."

. . . But it wouldn't be nearly as much fun for a bunch of
soldier-of-fortune wannabes as playing Minutemen along the border.

God forbid that The Arizona Republic should do anything that would in the slightest offend the already huge and growing daily population of illegal invaders. And if fed up citizens have had more than enough of ineffectual and even obstructive agencies and authorites, tough. They should just write letters to the editor that will never be published. They should just paint picket signs. They should just shell out thousands of dollars to go to Washington D.C. to rally in the streets.

God forbid that they should try to staunch this out-of-control, suppurating, hemorrhaging wound that is the illegal Mexican invasion problem.

The Arizona Republic is frothing at the mouth like some hydrophobic blue-haired old lady, swooning and suffering from the vapors before slipping into a state of senile dementia or catatonia. Vigilantes! Racists! White Supremacists! Oh my! My smelling salts! My smelling salts! Ooooooohhhh

If the mere mention of The Minuteman Project can produce such results regarding our daily dimwit rag, which is neither for Arizona nor for our Republic, they must be doing something right.

For previous coverage on this blog of The Minuteman Project see here, here and here.

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW.

Update: I somehow missed this yesterday from Michelle Malkin:

"The MSM has taken to labeling the citizen volunteers 'vigilantes,' prompting this response from one observer:
Minutemen Project volunteers are not vigilantes. They're 'undocumented Border Patrol agents.'"
Lol! I'll remember that one!

You've been told and NOW YOU KNOW even more.