From the Huffington Post: “Inviting Tim Russert to keynote a conference on journalistic ethics is like having Jack Abramoff keynote a conference on lobbying reform.”
I thought it might be fun to conjur up a few more on this topic…anyone?
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How about this, Mack.
Allowing George W Bush to be president is like asking the Fox to guard the Henhouse.
True dat, my delicious friend, if not terribly original…
Oh, that’s right – I am talking to the Alpha Male. So, I have to be smart, beautiful, a D cup AND original.
Well, maybe in my next life…
Love ya, Mack.
having mack host a blog is like asking your ex mother in law to plan your second wedding?
gregg who still can’t figure out how the fuck to log in.
mack, thought you might appreciate the outlook of the mayor of this long island town. new york, love to have ya!
Greenport’s census of immigrant workers
January 19, 2006
On the incendiary issue of immigrant workers, the default position of too many local politicians is a blithe refusal to do anything to help, because many of the workers are undocumented and “illegal.” So a speech by Greenport Mayor David Kapell, and his sensible plan to do something about it, is a refreshing change of pace.
The inspiration for the speech was the sight of immigrant workers and their families filling the pews for the Spanish-language Mass at St. Agnes in Greenport on Christmas Eve. “They are our neighbors; their children are our children’s classmates,” he said in a Martin Luther King holiday observance on Sunday. “But they are living without rights in a separate, largely invisible world within our own. This is wrong.”
Kapell cited Dr. King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” in which he wrote of “two types of laws: just and unjust.” To Kapell, the workers are trapped in an unjust situation.
The mayor can’t repeal the iron law of supply and demand that brought them here to do jobs that Americans are unwilling to do, and he can’t change federal immigration laws. But he can make the workers and their families less invisible: He can count them in a new census of the whole village (aided by Latino volunteers, to allay the workers’ fears of government). And he can use that new knowledge of the village’s real face to shape the way it deals with their needs.
Whether they are legal or illegal, Kapell says, “does not mean anything to me. They’re my neighbors now, and we’ve got to help them.” That’s exactly the right attitude.
Allowing people who think government can’t do much good to hold public office, seems sort of silly.
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