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Friday, May 19, 2006

Frivolous Friday: Fun with Quotations

File this one under “No Shit”:
''Right here we're at a place where we're using fencing," Bush told Fox News in an interview with a Border Patrol truck and fencing in the background.

Say what you will about the man, but he sure has a fine sense of the obvious…

File this one under “Huh?”
We want to know who is coming in the country, and who is not coming in the country.

Gee, I figured the NSA database was big, but I had no idea it was that big…

And, from the same speech, a twofer:
First, it's important for the law to distinguish between someone who has crossed the border illegally recently and someone who has worked here for many years and has a home and raised a family and has a clean record. For that person, the person who has got roots in our country, I believe that person should pay a meaningful fine, pay their taxes, learn English, prove they've worked in a job for a number of years, and then that person should be able to apply for citizenship, but would not be granted an automatic citizenship, but instead would be at the end of the citizenship line.
In other words, people have been here legally, somebody who pays their dues, pays their taxes, pays a fine, proven to be a good citizen, they get at the end of the line. Someone said, well, that's amnesty -- that's not amnesty. Amnesty is automatic citizenship. This is a rational way to deal with people who are God-fearing, decent people, and respect their dignity at the same time.

No, George, they haven’t “been here legally”—that’s why they’re called illegal immigrants…and don’t you just love the way he uses “rational” and “God-fearing” in the same sentence?

File this one under "Like, Whatev":
…we want to thank all the dudes and dudesses of the snowboarders who are here.

Have a great weekend, readers and readeresses of the olio! See you on Monday.

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