Her lawn man never tried to mow her yard again.
Veritas, I have a better idea. How about we compare you and Perla and deport which ever is the less educated and accomplished American citizen? I'll even offer to personally transport the loser. For real though, what's a good time to pick you up?
I know you said it would never happen but how could Dalton handle the financial hit of losing the carpet industry? I know how wealthy Dalton is but could it possibly absorb that hit?
Now that is a thought out, educated response. And with that, we've moved past simple accusations and on to civil discussion.
Wilder, serious question. What will fix Dalton?
FPSE, looks like we agree on all counts. 100% actually. My problem is when the reporter was criticized for being Hispanic. Wanna say she's not a good reporter? Fine, do that. Wanna say you disagree with what she reported and why? Fine, do that. Wanna bring her citizenship into question or say the FBI needs to check her papers? I have a problem.
If you think Mexicans should learn English and come into the country the right way, you're right. What's that have to do with a reporter who's done exactly that, went to the University of Texas and has a master's degree?
If you care so much about Mexicans entering this country the proper way, why isn't Mrs. Trevizo being used as an example of how things are supposed to be done? What, now we don't want Mexican's who don't speak English or have master's degrees?
Wilder, the very fact that you assume I must be from Mexico or South Texas supports how single minded I say you are. On the contrary, I was born in Birmingham, Alabama. I was raised, and to this day live, in Georgia. You might not find tougher immigration laws than the only two places I've ever called home.
So where do we go from here? What can we attribute to my going against the "deport Perla and all of her kind" grain? Why won't I just assume she's an illegal alien like the rest of you so I can then say she deserves to die?
I'll be honest, I'm stumped. I must be a bad southerner to ignore all the valid, well thought out points each of you have made. Clearly I'm just not hating Mexicans as much as I should be or I'd grab a pitchfork and join you. I'll be back, I'm gonna go listen to a Toby Keith record and see if it will take.
Nope, you didn't, TSCinSFO. See, your confusion stemmed from "Guatemala" showing up in both stories. Here's the tricky part so pay attention. Even though you have a singular view that is pre-determined and unchanging it doesn't mean that two stories on the same subject are as singular as your views.
Oh, you have to excuse me, I forgot that the 2nd comment spot is designated for someone calling for Perla's deportation. I'll check back in around comment 10, where I belong.
Wilder, you must be confused about the definition of "analogy", assuming that because the word 'comparison' is used in its definition that any and all comparisons must in return also be analogies. I can't help you here but please don't stop posting, I think I'm really close to changing your mind about this entire issue as you're clearly open minded and appreciate things like perspective.
Wilder, I guess the first thing I should point out is the fact that there weren't any analogies in my post. That you think an analogy that was never made was stupid is maybe ironic, no?
On the contrary, a simple comparison was made. A comparison prompted by the comment "Can we get someone other than a Hispanic to report on illegal immigration?" This comparison was made because the commenter, nor anyone who agrees with him, has asked that Perla's fellow employee, Todd South, stop reporting on military issues simply for the reason that he's a Marine.
Not sure why you point out your first hand knowledge of the situation. I never brought that up one way or the other.
For the record, I couldn't care less what people's opinion of this article is. I do have a problem when people bring a reporters legal status into question because she's Hispanic or makes a blanket statement that Hispanics need to be shot to teach the rest of them a lesson. Would you comment on a black reporters article about blacks getting hanged? But it's okay to comment about wanting to shoot and kill Hispanics entering the country illegally while also insinuating that the author of the story may be one of them?
I find it funny that all of a sudden none of you want a reporter with first hand knowledge of what he/she's reporting about. I don't remember Wilder, Rolando, Wildman or TSCinSFO complaining about Todd South reporting on military issues on account of him having been a Marine. I can hear you already, but Todd doesn't have an obvious opinion already determined prior to writing a piece. Perhaps each of you have an obvious opinion already determined before reading Perla's piece.