Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Your tax dollars discussing "both sides" of the issue

Oregon Farmworker Issues
Two contrasting viewpoints poignantly describe the plight of many migrant agricultural workers today:

"Immigrants have made America."

"America is so rich and fat, because it has eaten the tragedy of millions of immigrants."

OPB: Fair and balanced...

Many agricultural workers in Oregon are illegal immigrants. The Mexican Consulate estimates that 80,000 Mexicans have immigrated illegally to Oregon. Because many migrant workers lack U.S. citizenship and do not speak English, they can be easily exploited by farm labor contractors or farmers.

OPB's problem is not the fact that illegal immigration is against the law, it's not the fact that many illegal immigrants sell drugs or rape kids, it's that the criminals can be "easily exploited" by farmers.

Why are we still funding OPB? You would think that with a Republican President, Senate and House that we would stop paying for public broadcasting. When did our party concede that putting this liberal garbage on the air was part of government's job description?

9 comments:

Jon said...

The Mexican Consulate estimates that 80,000 Mexicans have immigrated illegally to Oregon.

They must not visit Beaverton or Hillsboro much. I would bet there are at least 80,000 in the Portland area alone.

ESABATM said...

Daniel, this is the wrong area for my post. My apologies now. Can you start another one today on the article in the FW that dealt with 25 thousand Saudis coming to America to study. Front page today. The university level opinions by Deborah Healy OR State, and John Damis PSU, are outrageous if they think this is a good will tour for young people. The article sounded just like the sixties movement, your ok, I'm ok cool aid drinkers. These people are brain washed.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, and many of the Saudis are studying electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering and such while others elect the many basket weaving courses that allow more than enough free time to take in all the unique perversions that Oregon offers and this further enrages the radical Islamists if not expand their membership.

But its all for the kids.

ESABATM said...

Its funny how the Saudis are only sending men over. No women to study? And this is a progressive country. Its a smoke screen. Deborah Healy, Director of English Language dept, at Oregon State, stated "this is the kind of foreign support that really works". John Damis, PSU,Director of Middle East Studies, stated "All of these Saudis here will go back home and say Americans are good people, they're religious, they're moral". Did we as humans jump hosts to another planet called Utopia?

JonathanDavis said...

It sucks to think that liberals are the ones solely represented in public radio. What up with that?

Anonymous said...

Consulate also said 174,000 Migrant workers come here illegally every spring and NOW over 5% have AIDS!
Hard to beleive that Americans had any thing to do with this Country being tops worldwide, if you listen to their crap.

Gunslinger said...

Just this afternoon I was watching a documentary on Discovery Times, called "Chasing El Norte" It chrinicles a young man as he attempts to illegally invade the U.S. It has a real liberal "poor little venezuelan" spin on it. It was really interesting though. At one point they all get detained by the cops in Mexico City, who then give them food/water, and a ride back to the train that they were stow aways on.

Tony said...

Poor littel Venezuelan? But that is where Hugo Chavez is President, and all the liberals are saying that he is so caring and is reforming the government to give the power to the people. What gives?

Maybe this poor little venezuelan didnt tow the party line and had his family skinned alive, and even afterward, STILL didnt understand how benevolent the Chavez government is, and decided to leave. Jesse Jackson and Jimmy Carter would sure be disappointed in this miguided venezuelan.

Anonymous said...

I agree, quit funding OPB and open up the airwaves to the free market. Plenty of people who would be ahppy to start broadcasting.