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"The illegals I met last night."
Self | 1/1/2012 | Bern Pearson

Posted on 01/01/2012 8:10:22 AM PST by Gen.Blather

I met some illegal Mexicans last night at a party. Several years ago I stayed with a couple of wonderful Mexican families in the Baja below California. These were well-off people. The homes, on average were beautifully tiled and some of them had mahogany inlaid walls, bookshelves and cabinetry that would cost a hundred-thousand dollars here. So, I’m guessing if they aren’t rich they’re very comfortable. The elderly not as well-off grandfather, while living in Mexico was receiving Social Security from the United States and owned a rent-free apartment in California which he used as his address to receive several forms of assistance checks from Californian agencies. He visited the apartment once a week to re-arrange things and make it looked lived in. He had a car, a Toyota Corolla that looked quite nice and had working air-conditioning. I gathered it was supplied as some form of assistance and he generally left it in California at the apartment. The apartment was about 1100 square feet and very livable. The grandfather told me most of entire complex, easily a 1000 units, were like him, on Californian assistance, but actually living in Mexico.

At the party were a couple of teenage boys from this family. Very nice kids. I’d be proud to have them as my own; diligent, hard working, trouble-free and much more adult than you’d expect from that age. They told me that they’d decided to go to high school in California instead of Mexico. They said that the (California) government gave them an apartment and they travel back to Mexico on the weekends. (I don’t know if they’re staying alone or if a family member is staying with them, but if I had to guess, they came alone.)

When I posted information on this family last time, Freepers angrily asked why I hadn’t reported them. Firstly, I was a well-treated guest. Secondly, this must be obvious to the casual observer. Even if I knew who to report it to in California, which I don’t, it is obvious that this is how it’s done. These people are only taking advantage of “benefits” put there for them. Not to avail themselves of these benefits would be like deciding not to take candy freely offered to you.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; US: Arizona; US: California; US: New Mexico; US: Texas; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; califillegals; california; illegalaliens; illegals; illegalsstory; mexico; molassesmiasma; monkeyfacerules; newmexico; notnews; penguinhumor; texas; vanity
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To: Monkey Face

LOL! That was a true Freudian Typso!

And yes, he was a cutie-pie. Esai Morales was in it, too - muy macho.


2,051 posted on 02/02/2012 8:30:07 AM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare

I didn’t even catch it until it was posted, and then almost fell off my chair. Not much I could do to retract it, so I tried to make the best of it.

So how are you feeling, two weeks out? And Kathleen? Such a pretty name.

I need to get back to work on the genealogy, but...once get into it, it’s difficult to leave it, even to eat. :o|

(Darks? I KNOW you’re here! Show yourself! Er...no. Don’t. Just type your acknowlwdgement.)


2,052 posted on 02/02/2012 9:13:50 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare

I didn’t even catch it until it was posted, and then almost fell off my chair. Not much I could do to retract it, so I tried to make the best of it.

So how are you feeling, two weeks out? And Kathleen? Such a pretty name.

I need to get back to work on the genealogy, but...once get into it, it’s difficult to leave it, even to eat. :o|

(Darks? I KNOW you’re here! Show yourself! Er...no. Don’t. Just type your acknowlwdgement.)


2,053 posted on 02/02/2012 9:14:45 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Monkey Face

:facepalm:


2,054 posted on 02/02/2012 9:16:19 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Tax-chick; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Allegra; Aloysius88; Americanwolf; ...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2841262/posts

The vote of UNNNGH shall commence!


2,055 posted on 02/02/2012 10:39:48 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
Yeah, okay, but this thread is weirder:

Of course, that only follows, because I am on it.

2,056 posted on 02/02/2012 10:44:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Norm Lenhart knows nothing about reloading.)
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To: Darksheare

If you give me ample warning, I’ll ask the MD’s to take Isabeau off the sedatives and she can properly aid in the announcement of the move of the UT. I think she had the necessary skills and possesses the appropriate lack of mental balance.


2,057 posted on 02/02/2012 10:52:16 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Darksheare

Seconded...


2,058 posted on 02/02/2012 10:58:50 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Lazamataz

Looks well paved already.


2,059 posted on 02/02/2012 11:02:32 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Monkey Face

Kathleen is doing excellently. She’s well over 9 lbs. now. We’re about to use up the supplies of the smallest size of diapers, and not a minute too soon, because we can barely get them on her. I’m not as young as I once was, as we all know, but I’m holding up pretty well. Off drugs (although I have a couple left for an emergency), having a little pink drink and pretzels, and tonight I’ll be at Cub Scouts ready to face the howling mob of 8-year-old boys. (Famous last words ...)


2,060 posted on 02/02/2012 11:09:07 AM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: fanfan

I put “Bones” on the Netflix queue, since I’m liking “Lie to Me.” Helps to keep us awake in the wee hours ...


2,061 posted on 02/02/2012 11:10:58 AM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: Tax-chick; fanfan

I LOVE “Bones!” I may have to put it in my Netflix queue, as well.

That gal is so good!


2,062 posted on 02/02/2012 11:30:01 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Dead Corpse; Darksheare; All

Thirded. And even Fourthed (from The Stig)


2,063 posted on 02/02/2012 11:33:06 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Monkey Face

And if The Stig approves, that settles it. The only stronger endorsement would be Shannon on the keyboard, patting the screen with her lily-white paw.

She used to get up by the tv when we were watching “Walker, Texas Ranger” and pat Chuck Norris. Maybe he should have run for President.


2,064 posted on 02/02/2012 11:35:49 AM PST by Tax-chick (View new baby pictures on the Tax-chick page!)
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To: Scoutmaster

2,065 posted on 02/02/2012 3:42:15 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Lazamataz
it's Weird2
2,066 posted on 02/02/2012 4:27:00 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: VermiciousKnid
I take it you’ve also read N&P’s “Lucifer’s Hammer”?

I've read it. But it has been too many years ago. It's time to re-read it.

Now if I can find it in my library, I won't have to buy it again.

Another series in this genre, which begins to approach my own, is John Scalzi's "Old Man's War", which I thoroughly enjoyed.

2,067 posted on 02/02/2012 4:30:20 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: LibreOuMort; Monkey Face; Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; Darksheare
Sionn did not have an easy life.

Yes, I know. You either. Thank God you had each other through the trials He chose to put you both through.

I suffer from a chemical imbalance which causes depression, and a few times over the years I reached out to him over it.
He was always, as you said, the quick witted, kind, generous and compassionate soul many (me included) looked to for advice, solace and understanding.

You betcha we're family, LoM, and like families, you're stuck with us whether you want us or not. :-)

Maybe I shouldn't be so forward, but my impression is that you used to think that we were Sionn’s friends, but now, I hope you do realize that during all the time we spent with Sionn, he made you and the girls a part of our family.

You are not, and never were, a stranger.

Love and hugs!

2,068 posted on 02/02/2012 4:37:32 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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To: fanfan

OMG! Fan, of course I consider you my family. Sionnsar’s family of origin has all but frozen me out. I have not had emails, calls or letters since he died. I kept knocking myself out trying to stay in touch with all of them during the death investigation that ensued for months in California (they live in California, you’d think they’d put in some effort, but NO.)

Sionn’s mother died on August 24th. Since then I have had no news of a memorial service or a burial. I guess I am no longer family since I am a widow.

I have had the long ordeal of waiting for the final death certificate, the meager life insurance funds, and now a 2 year wait for the widow’s benefits from social security. I am living on the edge, waiting for the bank to take the house since there was no life insurance on the mortgage which was in his name only.... I could go on, but that is most of it.

Fan, I understand depression from a whole different perspective. While Sionn grappled with his issues, I had plenty of my own. With him gone so much it was difficult to feel like I have any emotional support. I often told him that I’d rather have him home, and have home be small, than to have him killing himself for the elbow room he desperately felt he needed. Now I live in a 2,600 square foot home on 1.33 acres 10 miles outside the city of Redmond (might as well be in a State forest) and I cannot keep the place up, physically or financially.

None of this is Sionn’s doing - none of it. He was poisoned: either accidentally or on purpose. I will never accept the “official” version from California that he committed suicide. There is no evidence that supports this finding, just a total lack of competence and care. I have to live with the uncertainty, and having been under suspicion. The King County Sheriff’s detective up here got the case from California and his investigation has essentially cleared me. He points the finger back at Contra Costa County for having failed to do a proper job.

So there you have it. The only family I have are my own blood and Free Republic. That is plenty good enough for me.


2,069 posted on 02/02/2012 5:03:48 PM PST by LibreOuMort (Give me liberty, or give me death! (Patrick Henry))
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To: Tax-chick; Monkey Face
The first season was pretty good. I'm in the second season of Lie to Me, and it's starting to get a little corny. In any event, Dr. Temperance Brennan, on Bones, is a wonderful character, and the science aspect of the show has been more prominent.
2,070 posted on 02/02/2012 5:56:34 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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To: LibreOuMort

Good thing you didn’t marry his family, eh? People can be so mean. I know.

“I often told him that I’d rather have him home, and have home be small,....”
Yes, he mentioned that. He loved you so very much.

I can’t believe you could be accused of hurting him.
People still have it out for you, eh?


2,071 posted on 02/02/2012 6:05:17 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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To: fanfan; LibreOuMort
"I can’t believe you could be accused of hurting him. People still have it out for you, eh?"

There's a well-known tendency for people mildly affected by events to "blame the victim".

It's a lazy solution, but it focuses the anger on the one who brings them pain or inconvenience. It also drives that person away, thus solving their problem.

Except that they haven't done what they should have done, you're better off without them.

2,072 posted on 02/02/2012 6:14:31 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: Scoutmaster; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Allegra; Aloysius88; Americanwolf; ...
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2,073 posted on 02/02/2012 6:17:41 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: NicknamedBob

Thanks for the tip, Bob. I’ll have to check that one out.

Best,


2,074 posted on 02/02/2012 8:02:27 PM PST by VermiciousKnid (Sic narro nos totus!)
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To: NicknamedBob; LibreOuMort
You sound like an anthropologist Bob.

That's a very good observation about human nature.

2,075 posted on 02/03/2012 5:17:50 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada. http://www.ontariolandowners.ca/)
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