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NewsReal Blogger Comment of the Day: The Wit and Wisdom of Kathy Shaidle

October 9, 2009

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From The Five Feet of Fury commenting on Claude Cartaginese’s post today:

Newsflash for lefties:

A bad poem on an old French statue is NOT an immigration policy.

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8 Comments
  1. October 9, 2009 2:13 pm

    As you can see from my photo, God is punishing me for my many sins by turning me into Hillary Clinton.

    • Jack Hampton permalink
      October 10, 2009 6:11 am

      You dear lady are an attractive woman no comparison to Hilda.

  2. October 9, 2009 2:18 pm

    PS: Here is Mark Steyn on that subject:

    “Mr. Suro neglected to mention that Irving Berlin set ‘The New Collossus’ to music: My kids had to sing it as part of the grade-school summer concert a couple of weeks back, and, although I was momentarily relieved that we’d be getting a three-minute break from all the generic sub-Disney power-ballad Obama Youth Corps pap about celebrating the circle of the power of the hope of changing the world together as one in uniteeeeeee that seems to function as a secular hymnal for today’s educators, my heart sank. ‘Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor’ is one of the dreariest tunes Berlin ever composed. (…)

    “But it is striking to me how effective it’s been as an act of cultural appropriation. The poem is used to invert precisely the meaning of the statue. The actual sculpture is called ‘Liberty Enlightening The World’ and shows her holding a tablet marked ‘1776.’ In other words, it’s not about importing people but about exporting American ideas. And, if you did that effectively, you wouldn’t need to import huddled masses — or, at any rate, not on such a scale. Emma Lazarus has been used to subvert the Statue of Liberty.”

  3. October 9, 2009 6:24 pm

    Ah, brevity–the soul of wit. I should be so on-the-money concise.

  4. "gunner" permalink
    October 10, 2009 5:55 am

    kathy,
    you’re quite a pretty young lady, hillary clinton could never come close to you. on her best day, or your worst, you’re far ahead of her for money, marbles or chalk.
    (n.b., i don’t know your age, nor am i asking, looking from my nearly three quarters of a century you’re young.)

  5. Jack Hampton permalink
    October 10, 2009 6:14 am

    I still cannot believe they do not understand what illegal means.

  6. Joe W permalink
    October 10, 2009 2:18 pm

    I don’t have a problem with immigration, as long as it’s done legally, and they don’t get instant citizenship as soon as they step off of the airplane.

    What I do have problems with are the people that sneak across the border, steal jobs, live off of the government aid, and then refuse to learn English, and then demand that we adapt our culture to theirs.

    ’nuff said.

  7. "gunner" permalink
    October 10, 2009 6:37 pm

    joe w.,
    exactly! no one has, or should have a problem with a LEGAL immigrant, one who comes in by the front door to become an american, visits us legally and goes home when his visa expires, or comes here to work as a legal resident alien, contributing to our society while retaining his home citizenship. illegal immigrants are, by definition, criminals by crossing our borders uninvited and unwanted.

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