Immigration Reform: Mas More Inaction, Gracias!

Gerard, another pitch-perfect post. You do make my day.
I don't think this is totally off topic: Annually, DC gets their inch of snow, and some announcer gets on the air and says: "All nonessential federal employees should remain at home." How much would it take to convince said announcer to add the crucial five words: "... and don't bother coming back."?

Posted by James W Cooper at April 8, 2006 11:23 AM

I like it. Cynthia McKinney and her Insane Clone Posse.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at April 8, 2006 11:42 AM

Thanks, Gerard for Saturday's Satirical Splendor. However brilliant it is (as usual), since I live in Synthia-land, I can suggest that you erred in one regard. We should not synthesize Synthia, but rather her racist and incompetant father Billy McKinney. Billy is the source, the fount, the slimy pestilential cesspool that spawned this spawn. You'll need to go further upstream. Sorry to disrupt what was an otherwise perfectly useful thesis.

Posted by Chester at April 8, 2006 11:49 AM

Oooopppps. Sorry, Professor. "Incompetent." No "a". Yup. Guess I'll have to stay after class.

Posted by chester at April 8, 2006 11:52 AM

"A great writer he is indeed, a force of nature it would seem to me."...Vasko Kohlmayer

Want to share this with Gerard's other fans. This morning I received an email
from Vasko Kohlmayer a regular contributor to American Thinker.

Vasko Kohlmayer defected from Communist Czechoslovakia at the age of 19. He lives in London and works in the publishing industry. Most of his AT pieces comment on the failings of the EU and UK to wake up to their complicity in their own slow suicides.

I sent him "The Voice of the Neuter" and my wish that he could get that and other of Gerard's essays out there across the pond.
Here is what he wrote to me:

I’ve bee[n] looking at American Digest of Gerard Van der Leun. A great writer he is indeed, a force of nature it would seem to me. The many aspects of the world just sparkle in his consciousness – that’s what happens to great minds.

I've supplied a link to Vasko's Jan 28th essay on GW.
A week or so later, after the disgraceful Dem display at the funeral of Rosa Parks, Rush took up this theme. Hope you'll read it.

Gallantry: What Liberals can Learn from George W. Bush
January 28th, 2006

The other day, the American people saw George W. Bush once again addressing his critics in connection with the NSA’s surveillance program . Despite the fact that he has been accused of the worst of possible motives – of willfully and deliberately breaking the law to spy on his fellow citizens – the President tackled this and other gratuitous charges without a trace of anger or bitterness.


Now, my only worry that this and winning the Council Award this week and
all those kudos and links could result in Gerard joining MoDo, Frank, and
Kooky Krug behind some $$$ wall.

Posted by LARWYN at April 8, 2006 12:07 PM

I like it--Cynthia McKinney and her Insane Clone Posse.

Posted by Gagdad Bob at April 8, 2006 1:16 PM

Testing - GagdadBob's comment wouldn't post.
If you can read this, it's an Emily Littel "Nevermind"

Posted by LARWYN at April 8, 2006 2:41 PM

There ARE alternates: down here in South Texas we have the esteemed (somewhere) Sheila Jackson-Lee.
It has been said that the most dangerous place on Capitol Hill is between Sheila and a TV camera.

Posted by ed in texas at April 8, 2006 4:03 PM

"I like it: Cynthia McKinney and her Insane Clone Posse."....GagdadBob


Posted by LARWYN at April 8, 2006 4:04 PM

Weirdness - Only 3 comments were posted prior to my initial comment. As normal for me, I sent this new work out. Robert Godwin/OneCosmos responded to me that it was another great Vanderleun post and that he had had problem trying to post his comment. I asked if I could post for him - if it was not on the site.

Well, it has mysteriously appeared as the 2nd comment now that I've reposted it.

As no one can truly describe the OneCosmos Blog or Petey, I have no idea what avatar may be involved.

Posted by LARWYN at April 8, 2006 4:14 PM

Just to clear this up: I've been under extreme comment spam attack for about three weeks and have had to ramp up the spam filter and clear out the registration files. As a result, comment moderation is turned on and I have to approve some comments that the system does not recognize. Sometimes there's a lag and, alas, sometime the comment is bounced.

I'm trying to get a permanent fix put in but that's going to take the better part of a week.

Sorry for any frustration.

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at April 8, 2006 4:42 PM

Thought you were just "cloning" GagDad.

Posted by LARWYN at April 8, 2006 4:45 PM

It's a concept.

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at April 8, 2006 5:02 PM

Even if they can't clone Synthia, remember we must also keep a warm place in our hearts for Howard the Scream Dean (the gift that keeps on giving), Ted Kennedy, the botox twins Pelosi and Kerry...

Posted by teri at April 8, 2006 7:34 PM

I believe you're thinking of the late, great Mitch Hedberg. The exact quote, from the last time I saw him live, is: "I got an ant farm. Them fellas didn't grow shit. I said, 'Come on! You better make me some carrots or something... because I just realized that if I pull all your legs off, you'd look like snowmen, and I wanna see if it's as funny as I think.'"

Posted by Mike Andreyakovich at April 9, 2006 11:02 PM

Yes! Exactly. Thank you. A great comedian.

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at April 10, 2006 12:19 AM

Spoken like a classic liberal. Thanks for the read.

Posted by Will at April 17, 2006 4:38 AM

Interesting. A good orator indeed. Definitely unlike Doubleyou. Although....Rush Limbaugh is a good orator as well, but then he isn't necessarily ever right about anything. He's just another talking head for the Right-Wing. As far as Cynthia McKinney is concened, well at least she was the only one who stood up and said that Bush, Cheney and Rice should be Impeached immediately for their crimes. I have to agree with her. The problem with your oration although well written, it does not really GO anywhere. You seem to write in order to hear how well you write and as Limbaugh also has many listeners whome he must just absolutely love as they support his "well spoken" drivle, it seems that you also have a lot of readers who love your "well written" oration. Good for you. Keep it up. And like Congress, keep making no point as well.

Posted by Blaise A Gauba at March 3, 2007 8:55 AM