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Thursday, March 30, 2006
[[ Vive Idiotez! ]]


I made the mistake of driving with a friend through downtown Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon.


There I was, the "designated white guy", surrounded by hundreds of cars filled with Mexican flag-waving Latino youth. Street traffic was moving slower than the DREAM Act through Congress.

What should've been less than a ten minute trip turned into over forty-five minutes, as these young activists made a slow crawl toward the State Capitol in protest of federal House Bill 4437, which would make it a felony to be in the United States illegally.

I'm all for peaceful organized protest. I believe addressing the illegal immigration issue is long overdue. Hell, I don't even care if you know how to speak English but if you're going to live in this country then you damn well better learn how to drive!

You don't stop in the center lane to let your friends out of the car so they can run over to, and climb into, another vehicle that's a half block away. You don't get out of the car and stand in the middle of the next lane, blocking traffic, so you can talk on your cell phone for several minutes. And the only time there should be over a dozen people packed into the back of a pick-up truck is if they're hidden under the floorboards and you're taking them across some country's border illegally.

The police were of no help. Standing on the sidewalk while calling over your radio, "There's a situation on 5th Ave, we need back-up!" is not help when nobody can get near 5th Ave because of Latino high-school students playing in traffic and gumming up the street with vehicles going every which way - all going as slowly as possible on the rare occasion the driver doesn't decide to stop completely even when there's several car lengths of space ahead. So, instead, a few police cars parked blocks away and the officers spent their time videotaping the scene and calling over the radio - probably calling for more back-up because, after all, you can never shoot enough video, now can you? It almost made one nostalgic for the good ole days of fire hoses and rabid dogs, when the line was firmly drawn and both police and protesters knew their place.

Up until now, I really hadn't taken a position on the whole illegal immigration issue. Now I'm leaning towards deportation, just as long as we don't let those deported drive themselves back across the border. An exodus by car would take several years, there would be numerous traffic accidents, and nobody would get in or out of either country for the foreseeable future.

I'm sure all my French-Canadian friends, who've been living quietly but illegally in the U.S. for decades, would be mighty disappointed in my attitude. Habiter et apprendre! Habiter et apprendre!

posted by Pete 4:28 AM
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
[[ 21 Wishes ]]

I wish I could forget.

I wish him luck. He's sure gonna need it.

I wish I could be better.

I wish unicorns were real. I also wish I had a hunting license.

I wish I could quit you, ma bell!

I wish you were here. And did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts? Hot ashes for trees? Hot air for a cool breeze? Cold comfort for change? And did you exchange a walk-on part in the war for a lead role in a cage? In that case I'm kind of glad you're not here. I'm so disappointed in you and, for that matter, so is Roger Waters.

I wish art museums would make a special pass for people who only want to look at one or two paintings.

I wish people would stop being obsessive. I've been wishing for this one a lot.

I wish I had a reason to use stamps.

I wish I knew then what I know now. Alternately, I wish I were as blissfully ignorant now as I was then.

I wish when I wished upon a star it made no difference who I are.

I wish you would.

I wish it would rain today.

I wish Trix weren't only for kids.

I wish we could talk like we used to.

I wish I could fly like Superman. But I'd settle for the x-ray vision.

I wish I could, I wish I could… but then, I'm no little engine.

I wish for world peace - or a year's supply of free groceries. One or the other, I'm not too picky.

I wish I was deserving of a second chance when I know others who've done far worse, far more often, were given third and fourth chances.

I wish I were more careful about what I wished for.


I wish I'd known this when I started.

posted by Pete 12:12 AM



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