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A Washington State Reader Answers LA Mayor Villaraigosa`s Claim That Hispanics “Clean Your Toilets”; etc.


Brian Riordan (e-mail

Los Angeles
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
is the

latest Hispanic


"We clean your toilets"

This is a frequently used ploy to both make guilty
white liberals assent to illegal aliens` demands and to
justify their unlawful presence as necessary because
they "do the jobs

that Americans won`t do.

However, years ago I worked in a

in New Mexico
with many Americans

of all races
—but no illegal aliens.  

I washed dishes and cleaned toilets—and that was when
I already had two college degrees.

And someone should ask Villaraigosa:

who cleans up after illegal aliens?

Millions of our taxpayer dollars (and much work
provided by American volunteers) has been spent in a
futile attempt to clean up the

growing piles of garbage
left by illegals as they

sneak across the border
Mexico into Texas, Arizona, New
Mexico and California.

According to a

Fox News story
, in 2006 alone more than 1.18
million pounds of trash was collected along southern
Arizona border, much of it in the meeting spots where
aliens rest, change clothes and wait to hitch a ride
further north with a smuggler.

Arizona officials have spent approximately $4.4
million over five years to clean up the

that continues to build with each crossing. An
additional $1 million was spent for 2007 from a base
Bureau of Land Management appropriation.

Read the BLM`s comprehensive report on environmental
damage caused by illegal immigration


Border Patrol`s Tucson sector, which covers most of
the Arizona border, doesn`t have exact statistics about
how many people cross through each year. But on average,
agents apprehend 1,500 people a day, with 378,000 total
undocumented immigrants caught in 2007 alone.

No wonder aliens generate so much trash!

The next time a reconquista like Villaraigosa
boldly proclaims "we clean your toilets," your
response should be:

"We clean up your garbage."

Riordan says he learned
about Mexican corruption while he lived in

New Mexico
. His last
letter proposed a new holiday for Americans: Cinco de
Agosto, the day

Jose Medellin
scheduled to die. Read it

. Riordan`s other
letters are archived


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A Texas Reader Says Criminal Aliens Are Victims Of Their Own “Code Of Silence”


 Grey Stalwart

Re: Brenda Walker`s Blog:

Waiting for the Final Exhale

The following quote is from the

Houston Chronicle
article about the Jose
Medellin August 5th
execution date:

"The Mexican government
said U.S. officials violated the 1963 Vienna Convention
when they failed to allow the citizens of another
country access to its representatives after arrest."[
Date Set for Mexican Who Killed Houston Girls,

By Dale Lezon, Houston Chronicle, May 6, 2008]

Given that Houston is

sanctuary city
where law enforcement cannot ask
about resident status, how would such a process of
“access to its representatives”
be initiated?

Ironically, it seems that illegal aliens have become
a victim of their own code of silence: request help and
confirm that you are an illegal alien—or remain silent
and forfeit your right to legal support.

Mexicans come from a culture with

corrupt law enforcement
and therefore have avoided
contact with the police for most of their lives.

The same Mexican government harping for treaty
compliance has put its own people in this predicament.

Stalwart describes himself
as a “proud Southerner“.

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A Veteran D.C. Journalist Supports The National ID Card

From: Hal
Burdett (e-mail

Re: Don Collins`

Why Not A Polio-Type Campaign To Immunize Americans
Against Illegal Alien Fraud With A National ID Card?

As someone who in the
mid-1990s attended the release of the

Jordan Commission report
at the

National Press Club
, I`m in accord with instituting
national ID cards.

Congress must fear
that their issuance would be tantamount to relinquishing
a personal freedom.

In my view, this is
utter nonsense.

We have all sorts of
ID cards—from

Social Security

driver`s licenses

library cards
, to say nothing of the

that many of us have. 

With the maddening
escalation of

identity thefts,
perhaps Congress will eventually
revisit the issue.


website lists five reasons

to reject national ID cards
and, though a couple of
interesting points are made, I`m not dissuaded from my
support of the cards.

I believe they would
be helpful not only in identifying undocumented workers
but as a tool against identity fraud.

has been
a newspaper reporter, political writer and columnist and
an editorial page editor for newspapers in Washington,
Baltimore and Annapolis.
He retired earlier this year as Vice President for
Communications of the

Population Institute
an international nonprofit organization headquartered in
Washington, DC.

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But A Montana Reader Says: “We Don`t Need No Stinking IDs!”


Tim McCoy (e-mail

Whenever a situation— big or small, good or
bad—arises some

Ned Flanders-type

like Collins is compelled to invent a process to control

Unfortunately, the solutions they come up with
are either incomplete or poorly thought out.

Then, unintended consequences arise to bite
everyone in the butt.

No system is foolproof, and all have design flaws
that allow errors to seep in.

Soon, the solution becomes the problem as it
breaks down under its own weight.

Collins` proposed citizen ID requires collecting
personal information that is detailed enough to
uniquely identify the individual. The federal
—can tap into that at any

The ID data must be stored in
an accessible but secure database. Policies must be
established for exception resolution because of
inaccuracies and/or errors.

Soon the ID card—that sounded so good in the
first place—is an uncontrollable, living


And, no matter what anyone says counterfeiting
any card can be done for a price.

How about this:

enforce immigration laws
. That will make it
uncomfortable for aliens to try to get here. And if they
do, they`ll run this risk of deportation

Believe me, we don`t need no stinking IDs!

McCoy, a retired
programmer, wrote previously about the need for a
political purge and about why Mexicans are always
screaming about “racism” and “xenophobia



Don Collins

Alas, dear Mr. McCoy,
although you say you live in Montana, it sounds like you
haven`t entered modern America. More is likely already
known about you, including where you buy your groceries
and where you travel, etc. than you can remember.  Have
you ever lost your wallet, which contains your Social
Security Number, credit cards, driver`s license?  It`s
like losing your identity, isn`t it? 

Carrying a biometric
National ID card that gives absolute proof of your
American citizenship would actually be a great
convenience if our government would install the readers
at airports and other similar places to facilitate your

And as for counterfeiting
a national ID card, one of my fellow FAIR board members
reminded me that a well-known firm has the technology to
produce a card with 64 different metrics—making
falsification impossible.

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