Mrs. Linklater answers questions about the comic, sorry, cosmic universe, in between other stuff.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
From my buddy in LA:
On Friday, President Bush blasted the idea of singing the Star Spangled Banner in Spanish.
But Bush’s highly-scripted 2001 inaugural ceremony actually featured a rendition
of the national anthem sung in Spanish by Jon Secada. From Cox News Service,
Pop star Jon Secada sang the national anthem in Spanish.
Apparently, Secada singing the anthem in Spanish was a regular feature of the Bush campaign. From the 8/3/00 Miami Herald:
nominee, his wife Laura, erstwhile rival John McCain and his wife Cindy joined
Bush on a platform where children sang the national anthem - in “Spanglish,”
From a radio show in Chicago:
all you folks who think the illegals here don't pay taxes, many many
many of them acquire fake social security numbers which they give to
their employers so they can work under the guise of being legal.
BTW: One of the seven thousand Irish illegals in Chicago was
interviewed after the parade. The fellow said that until the parade he
had no idea there were any other illegals around besides him and his
Irish brethren. His job? Working at city hall as a contract
negotiator. Now back to our story.
the Social Security Administration takes note when they think Social
Security numbers are fake and lets the employers know that they know
they might be fake. But other than that they haven't done much else. Like
arrest people, deport them, stuff you might expect.
Because there is a special fund set up for the money sent to those fake
SS#'s. The money that will never be collected because illegal
aliens earned it.
Right now, according to the report on the radio this morning, there's BILLIONS of dollars in that fund.
That money is what's keeping Social Security afloat.