Send him packing: Corrupt GOP Rep. Don Young says he ‘meant no disrespect’ with the slur ‘wetbacks’

Alaska Rep. Don Young is another corrupt, congressional bitter-clinger who needs to be sent back to Alaska. (No disrespect, natch.) The GOP congressman has held his office since 1973 and is under investigation yet again for ethical violations.

Evidently Young didn’t think grassroots conservatives had enough reason to pry his sticky fingers from his cushy seat in Congress, so he decided to toss out the racial slur “wetbacks” in a radio interview.

But, you know, he “meant no disrespect” with his unacceptable slur, so we’re all supposed to move on and forget this (and all his other idiocy) never happened.

I used a term that was commonly used during my days growing up on a farm in central California.  I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.

Pathetic.

It’s long past time for this Beltway barnacle to be removed from Washington.

  • TheOriginalDonald

    Maybe Todd can step up to the plate? #PalinForCongress

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Waiting for the resident trolls to step up and applaud Twitchy for pointing out ill-doings on the Republican side of the aisle…

    • CatHerder

      I hope you’re not holding your breath in the meantime.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Of course not!! ;oP

    • Herman LaClair

      cue the crickets.

    • DisqusIsTerrible

      Actually I don’t applaud Twitchy for covering it. It’s covered ad nauseum by
      the mainstream press. It’s already all over the news because it fits
      their narrative. I come to to Twitchy and other alternative
      news/information sources for the stuff that’s not being covered by the
      liberal press. Say for example the Planned Parent rep arguing for
      infanticide on babies who have the bad manners to survive the abortion
      attempt – you know, the extremest positions of the
      progressive/liberals/democrats that NEVER gets reported on.

      • mike_in_kosovo

        Are you one of the liberal trolls I referred to? If not, then your comment is immaterial to the point I am making, to wit:

        Said liberal trolls love to come on here and whinge about how Twitchy only goes after the left, ignoring the silence from their own websites about Democrat misdeeds.

  • Steve_J

    Well, they sure as hell aren’t “undocumented immigrants”.

    • SpinMeNot

      Illegal alien is the correct legal term.

  • Tbot

    Sounds about right from a conservative.

    • arrow2010

      You are right.

    • SpinMeNot

      Hey dirtbag … does this sound about right from a racist democrat?

      http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/lawmaker-email-to-constituent-your-slave-holding-murdering-adulterous-baby-raping-incestuous-kin/news/2013/03/28/63650

      Go back to humping your coconut and let the adults talk.

      • Bill123

        It is a shame that so much actual racism aimed at blacks in
        Mississippi exists that a misreading by this black legislator caused him
        to tee off on a rare non-racist white constituent. Perhaps Rep.
        Mitchell had recently received actual racist death threats on that same
        topic — gun control in Mississippi, prior to receiving this letter.

        “Rare.” The 2011 Public Policy Polling poll of Mississippi
        Republicans found that only 40 percent of Republicans in that state are
        willing to say they believe interracial marriage should be legal. That
        is racist.

        How many other Republicans there are also racist, but don’t believe
        interracial marriage should be outlawed between consenting mixed-race
        couples? Being an elected black leader in Mississippi must be an
        especially stressful and trying task.

        Have you heard his side of the story, or just the race-baiting side
        that ignores the political reality blacks face in Mississippi? It is
        very likely that he did receive actual racist death threats. Walk a mile
        in his shoes.

  • Lamontyoubigdummy

    Ah yes, the “Ricky Bobby” school of discourse. As long as one begins a sentence “With all due respect…” you can say anything after that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

      he should have ended it with “bless your hearts” and that would have completely absolved him.

    • Hiraghm

      I’m still trying to figure out what respect is due illegal alien invaders…

      • Lamontyoubigdummy

        Meh. I get your point, but…

        Wetbacks?

        Dude.

        • Hiraghm

          I can’t express the full hatred I have for the invaders who’ve come into my country uninvited and superimposed their inferior cultures upon us, changing us forever, and yes, pulling us further to the left, for fear of being banned from here.

          It would be called “hate speech”, and that’s precisely what it would be.

          It’s real simple; if they don’t want to be called “wetbacks”, they can stay south of the border, or follow the LEGAL path for entry. I’m really not going to waste a drop of sweat off my arse caring if their feelings get hurt.

        • schmack_the_knife

          How about beaners? Can we still say that? I hear cracker all the time on TV and movies, but I’m never offended.

          Dude.

          • http://www.facebook.com/DvorskyL Louis Dvorsky

            Why not? Mexican jumping beans… are they illegal now? But wetbacks sounds better than wet asxxs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    Rep Don Young uses term “wetbacks” then apologizes. “I know that this term is not used in the same way nowadays and I meant no disrespect.”

    ——————————-
    at what point in history was it used as a term of endearment?

    • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

      I was wondering that same thing…

      • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

        It was actually used by the UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, folks. The Congressman happens to be correct. For those that can handle it:

        http://1950immigration.wordpress.com/operation-wetback/

        • Hiraghm

          I hope it’s adopted a lot. I hope every legal citizen starts using it. I hope it hurts the po’ wittle illegal alien invaders’ feelings so much

          THAT THEY SELF-DEPORT!

        • 1SkepticalChick

          You are linking to a Blog. The Bloggers source is: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/pqo01

          which is a better explanation of the Federal Governments “Operation Wetback”. Not criticizing, just saying there is a more through source. And yes, there was a time when it was an acceptable term for those entering this country illegally by crossing the Rio Grande, and the term was coined by the Government as the name for that Operation. The term came to be used more generally and in a derogatory manner over the years and still is.
          So, yeah, the Congressman is an a** for using the term.

          • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

            What is the problem with linking to a blog, pal?? And the term, being coined by our own government to label CRIMINALS. Last I checked, criminals were not high on my list for commanding “respect”. LEGAL immigrants is an entirely different matter. You should get off of your moral high horse, ma’am.

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Link to Blogs all you want. I was not disagreeing with you. All I did was give the link he gave as his reference at the bottom of his entry which gives a little more historical detail for those interested. Operation Wetback was a Government action against a criminal element, I never said they weren’t criminals, they were and are. And I don’t respect them. The term came to be used as an insult and applied and is still applied, without discrimination to anyone of Central or South American decent whether they be legal or illegal. I also said nothing about respect. I respect those who put forth the effort to come here legally. From one Texan now on a high horse to another other one on an equally high horse, I’m your huckleberry.

          • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

            The term “wetback” is NOT used to describe anyone of “Hispanic” descent, madam. It is used to describe illegal MEXICAN aliens who gained access to the U.S. via the Rio Grande. It is only in yours and the politically correct cowards minds that the term has all of a sudden transformed into such a broad usage. “Tombstone” WAS a great movie, was it not?? And Val Kilmer played the part well. then he got fat. Have a nice day, ma’am.

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Again, you are putting words in my mouth. Keep them to yourself. The word applies and has always applied to anyone coming across the river illegally. From Guatemala, El Salvador, Columbia or Mexico made no difference. And now I’ll say that the term did not originate with the government, my grandparents and parents heard, and yes, used the term. And it was never a polite word to use. The Conressman is an a** for using the word the way he did, and you are right there with him. As for the word “huckleberry”, I’ve used that word, too, as far back as I can remember. I laughed when I heard Val Kilmer use it in the movie, but then I knew what it meant when he said it. Do you even know what it means? Or do you have to Google it? I got it from my Uncle. So take your PC cr*p on back to the outhouse where you got it and have a seat. (BTW, I take back the huckleberry comment. You’re on your own)

          • Hiraghm

            I’ll be sure to worry about using polite words when describing the trash of the western hemisphere and invading enemies of my republic.

          • Bill123

            Let me guess — the Israelis live in their God-given land, but the Mexicans who return home to Texas are invaders.

            Or along with using a racist epithet to describe illegal immigrants, do you also refer to Jews as kikes? Because it all comes from the same ball of ignorant hate.

          • Bill123

            “The term “wetback” is NOT used to describe anyone of ‘Hispanic’ descent, madam. It is used to describe illegal MEXICAN aliens”

            Now you’ve descended into the real of unfettered BS. Exactly the same as the ‘N’ word is “officially” about criminal blacks but is used by white racists to describe all black people, wetback is used as a racist epithet to describe any Latino, regardless of country of origin, just as skepticalchick says.

            Please don’t go down that sorry semantic alleyway. You know you are lying — or if you don’t, you are in the discussion way over your head.

          • Bill123

            You should figure out that refugees don’t stop being refugees just because you label them illegal immigrants.

            If you call yourself a Christian, you are in for a very rude awakening when you go off to The Big Sleep.

          • Hiraghm

            As long as I draw breath, it is an acceptable term.

            And it was not coined by the government, it was *adopted* by the government.

          • Jason Call

            And longer than that if your breathing ceases before mine. “Wetback” and “mojado” describe legal(illegal, to the point) and geographical status. I claim the license to use either term as such. I will use them whenever I decide. I confess that I may at times employ them with the intent to provoke and offend the professionally aggrieved and the common nincompoops for my own purposes of discovery and their potential enlightenment. In all cases I shall speak without malice.

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Exactly. Thank you.

          • Jason Call

            You’re welcome, I suppose. I agree with Jim Williams completely on this issue, as far as I’ve understood him correctly. Now, you’re correct that the congressman is an a**, if by that you mean that he’s inept at Newspeak, or that he allowed himself to be bullied into apologizing. Please ignore for the moment the reflexive property of the phrase “congressman is an ass.”
            Twitchy: Wetback is not a slur.
            Wetback=Illegally present Latino. Still no malice in me.

          • 1SkepticalChick

            That’s pretty much what I was saying, although I’ve aways considered it a slur when applied (as it often is) to anyone even when they came here legally. I didn’t pick this fight. All I did was post the other link. I think the Congressman is an ass because he knows that the term is provocative and an insult to the people who made the effort to do the right thing and come here legally and he deliberately used the word anyway knowing what the response would be. Use whatever terms float your boat, just don’t do it as an elected official.

          • Jason Call

            I gotcha. Remember George Allen and “macaca?” Can anyone yet define this word?

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Again, you are putting words in my mouth. Nowhere did I use the word “coined”. Nowhere did I use the word Hispanic. Nowhere did I say anything about respecting illegal aliens. Nowhere. If you can find it, then show me. Cut and paste is easy.

            Quoting you here:

            “Joseph A White 1SkepticalChick • 2 days ago−

            What is the problem with linking to a blog, pal?? And the term, being coined by our own government to label CRIMINALS. Last I checked, criminals were not high on my list for commanding “respect”. LEGAL immigrants is an entirely different matter. You should get off of your moral high horse, ma’am.”.

            Thanks for correcting yourself.

        • Bill123

          In 1950, blacks were told that is was good and proper that literacy tests aimed only at blacks could keep blacks from voting in elections.

          For those that can handle it, Joseph.

    • Hiraghm

      at what point in history did invading hordes deserve respect?
      The issue should be that he hired illegals, not that he used a denigrating term to describe them.

      • SpinMeNot

        Good question, I believe the answer is never. If they would denounce the actions of La Raza, it would be a different story.

      • Bill123

        “at what point in history did invading hordes deserve respect?”

        ROTFLMAO! I don’t know. Why don’t you ask the Mexicans who owned Texas before the grubby white horde invaded their land, Jim?

        Hee-haw, hee-haw. That’s a real side splitter. Did you do that on purpose, or en porpoise? lololol you kidder.

    • O Manning

      I’m from South Texas and you could say I’m an American of Mexican descent (I don’t hyphenate my citizenship). The term was (and still is) “Mojados”. It was a descriptor. It was no less a “term of endearment” than “illegal alien” or “undocumented alien”.

  • RblDiver

    “Why is it when someone says ‘With all due respect,’ they really mean ‘kiss my ass?'”

    • OldmanRick

      They are just being PC rather than honest.

  • capisce

    Idiot! – with all due disrespect, dismay, disgust….

  • Tanker74

    That was a horrible slur to use against future Democrats.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Don Young is the only Alaskan politician I can think of that made Ted Stevens appear to be an honorable man.

    As to the “outrage” by the leftists, GFY. You have nothing to say with Bob Byrd saying ni**er several times on Meet the Press, JJackson talking about Hymietown, Al Sharpton and his Greek homos. If you want to be outraged, look within.

    As usual, we’ll condemn this guy but if he had a D after his name (like me) he’d be ignored and then promoted within the party.

    • CatHerder

      Heck, with a D after your name even a confirmed kill doesn’t affect you!

    • michael s

      Actually Byrd said it on the Sunday show with the late Tony Snow. Hopper Penn appears to be given a pass, not by me but too many.

      • $18912735

        Hopper. That’s so stupid it makes my eyes rain.

    • SpinMeNot

      Don’t forget the ass hat state pol (D-Mississippi) that went of a white constituent, where is his apology?

      http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/lawmaker-email-to-constituent-your-slave-holding-murdering-adulterous-baby-raping-incestuous-kin/news/2013/03/28/63650

      Astonished, yet not surprised (see, old Rangers can learn new tricks …)

      • Bill123

        It is a shame that so much actual racism aimed at blacks in Mississippi exists that a misreading by this black legislator caused him to tee off on a rare non-racist white constituent. Perhaps Rep. Mitchell had recently received actual racist death threats on that same topic — gun control in Mississippi, prior to receiving this letter.

        “Rare.” The 2011 Public Policy Polling poll of Mississippi Republicans found that only 40 percent of Republicans in that state are willing to say they believe interracial marriage should be legal. That is racist.

        How many other Republicans there are also racist, but don’t believe interracial marriage should be outlawed between consenting mixed-race couples? Being an elected black leader in Mississippi must be an especially stressful and trying task.

        Have you heard his side of the story, or just the race-baiting side that ignores the political reality blacks face in Mississippi? It is very likely that he did receive actual racist death threats. Walk a mile in his shoes, and give him a Valium.

  • OldmanRick

    Wow, as if the repugnut party isn’t fractured enough. without this troll opening mouth and inserting both feet. Yep, he’s gotta go. What surprises me is that he has held onto his seat since 1973. Come on Alaska, fire this wuss.

    • aPLWBinAK

      Why? Twitchy seems to like calling him corrupt, what are they talking about?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      He could switch to Democrat and they’d run him for Senate.

      • OldmanRick

        Sad but true.

  • Hiraghm

    Please explain to me again why it’s so terrible to insult an entire classification of people, but not so terrible to insult an individual?

    • 1SkepticalChick

      Because picking them off one at a time is more fun.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    I have observed the difference between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives will always call out their own when they mess up, but a lot of times liberals will circle the wagons.

    • Patsplacepp

      @disqus_dQiTORJHds:disqus I think both sides “circle the wagon” at times ~ Conservative women stand by Todd Akin http://www.akin.org/campaign/missouri-women-stand-todd-akin or NRSC stand by Richard Mourdock http://www.salon.com/2012/10/24/nrsc_stands_behind_mourdock/ ~ both sides seem to mess up a lot when it comes to saying stupid things

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Not even close with that comparison. Democrats, down to the most local political hack will never bad mouth one of their own.

        • Patsplacepp

          @TugboatPhil:disqus I can’t argue about the bad mouthing. Can’t find many examples. I was speaking more on the circling the wagon part. I think when it comes to calling out on Dems side they just don’t care much about the public dress down or in fighting. Like it or not there are so many flavours when it comes to being a conservative. Dems see this and figure why bother imploding our party. They’ve got the White House and the Senate. Two out of three plus the media, why rock the boat. (IMHO)

          • 1SkepticalChick

            Yep, they do the nothingtoseeheremovealong thing.

    • arrow2010

      No it’s only because conservatives are scared shitless as to the political impact of this. Otherwise it’s what they all believe secretly.

      • Hiraghm

        I’m still waiting to hear what’s wrong with believing that illegal alien invaders should be referred to with denigrating language?

        God forbid any survivors of Guadalcanal or Iwo Jima recount their experiences and use the word “Jap” to describe *their* enemy.

      • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

        Once inflation hits and as the recession continues, you may see people less concerned with the mainstream media’s war on all things conservative.

  • Wigglesworth

    What an idiot. Now I hope he doesn’t make amends by voting for amnesty.

    • Grumpa Grumpus

      …could be a set-up for that, couldn’t it…

      • SpinMeNot

        @GG — thanks for that, like I don’t have enough trouble sleeping (COPD bites …)

  • moonsbreath

    So, I guess “desert rat” is a racial slur too since many come up from Mexico through the desert? Don’t call them “fence hoppers” either!

    I wonder what racial slur illegal Hispanics call American citizens? Ummm…..SUCKERS?

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.white.16 Joseph A White

      Gringos.

  • Garth Haycock

    Bigotry has no party affiliation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

    You swim across a river, your back’s gonna get wet.

    • Hiraghm

      Unless you’re Obama, then only the soles of your feet will get wet.

  • 1972patriot

    Twitchy Team, it would be interesting and only fair if you would run a mirroring post of the black Democrat Joe Mitchell from AL. He went on a racist rant after being contacted by a white constituent and it was CC’ed to many others in the state legislature…. http://yellowhammerpolitics.com/blog/alabama-democrat-representative-emails-epic-racist-rant/

    • Bill123

      It
      is a shame that so much actual racism aimed at blacks in Mississippi
      exists that a misreading by this black legislator caused him to tee off
      on a rare non-racist white constituent. Perhaps Rep. Mitchell had
      recently received actual racist death threats on that same topic — gun
      control in Mississippi, prior to receiving this letter.

      “Rare.” The 2011 Public Policy Polling poll of Mississippi
      Republicans found that only 40 percent of Republicans in that state are
      willing to say they believe interracial marriage should be legal. That
      is racist.

      How many other Republicans there are also racist, but don’t believe
      interracial marriage should be outlawed between consenting mixed-race
      couples? Being an elected black leader in Mississippi must be an
      especially stressful and trying task.

      Have you heard his side of the story, or just the race-baiting side
      that ignores the political reality blacks face in Mississippi? It is
      very likely that he did receive actual racist death threats. Walk a mile
      in his shoes.

  • Jens Christian

    Read Giant by Edna Ferber they are called wet backs because they swam the rio grande to get into Texas illegally. Liberals get a life please.

    • Bill123

      Yes, Jens. That is why whites originally called them wetbacks, before racist whites began calling all Mexicans, legal or not, wetbacks, and it became a widespread racial epithet, like “nigger.”

  • Tomy T

    This is not a reason to remove Don Young. He should be removed, but not for this. We need to get past crucifying people for what they say. This politically correct atmosphere is preventing any honest examination of the problems.
    Some of the most racist people I have met have also been the most liberal. The ability to say the right thing and “work” the system, is not proof of not being a racist.

  • ceemack

    The term “wetback” went out of fashion about the same time bolo ties did,

  • kssturgis62

    I am waiting for the Outrage when Don King Said it, and what about Joe Biden’s racist slurs. HYPOCRITES.

  • MaryannKay

    Hopper Penn (Sean Penn’s son) called a photographer the N word – no problem?

    • SpinMeNot

      Hah, there you go .. what is that I hear … *crickets* …

      Double standard punk ass progressive pukes. I am so tired of their ignorant, talking point based crap.

      I can only vote you up once.

  • Grandma HeadInjury

    But he’s from Alaska, right? Wouldn’t the proper term be ‘bergbacks? ijs….

  • JoeMyGodNYC

    I am so shocked to hear these words from a Republican. Nice planet you guys have got, just arrived.

  • arrow2010

    Don Young just says out loud what 99% of the GOPers think.

    • SpinMeNot

      Prove it or crawl back under your rock. Illegal Aliens are just that, they are not undocumented workers, or immigrants of any kind.

      Just because you want something to be true doesn’t mean it is. I got an idea. Try sneaking into Mexico with a group of Guatemalans, enjoy the hell hole into which they will toss your willfully ignorant worthless self.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

      WOW! We have an omniscient presence here folks!!!

    • Hiraghm

      Oh, I hope so. if 99% of the GOP think that illegal alien invaders deserve to be called insulting names, that’s a start on getting them to agree to deport the s.o.b.s and not let any more in.

  • Anderson

    The meaning/use of the word “wetbacks” has changed? When did that happen? Who was his primary challenger and why didn’t they win?

  • Reggie1971

    How awful. He used a term offensive to illegal aliens. When Operation Wetback was conducted during the Eisenhower administration, this was not a concern, but now in a society obsessed with being politically correct, it is a grave transgression to insult people who enter the coutnry in defiance of our nation’s laws.

    I am sick to death of this politically correct, hyper-sensitive garbage. What’s worse here is that a conservative site is promoting it. He should NOT resign. If voters want him out of office, then vote for the other candidate.

    • kenai

      Well, gee, don’t you think that we should be more sensitive, more courteous, to the criminals who enter our country illegally? Just because we have to provide them with welfare, healthcare and bi lingual schools for their litters of brats doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t kiss their butts, too.

    • Bill123

      “When Operation Wetback was conducted during the Eisenhower administration, this was not a concern”

      Neither were literacy tests that only applied to black Americans, but s-it happens, eh?

  • Dylan Skriloff

    Wetback is not really a racial slur — someone turned it into a slur in recent history, but in Young’s Day it was not

  • Ed

    Jeez he’s an old man retelling a story from his younger days when such a term was commonplace in fact it was the name of an operation to remove illegal Mexican migrants.

    It’s all about context, forgive and move on.

    • Bill123

      There was a time and a place when ‘nigger’ wasn’t used in an especially derogatory way. It is true that many whites used the term disrespectfully, but for some, it was a common word to describe blacks who were known to be decent, honorable people.

      Yes, there is context to consider, but in the 21st century, there is a huge difference between Byrd’s well-intended but poorly-stated use of the phrase ‘white nigger,’ and Young simply referring to Mexicans as wetbacks.

      “Forgive.” Okay. It was thoughtless of Young. He’s old.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/44F4AB4VSCTOCHBMBG4ZWWD5OU Laurel

    PC’ism run amuck. I see by the above tweets that the right is still letting the left set the narrative and steal the language.

    Besides most of the climb the fence now days or crawl under it. One of my best friends says he’s a ‘scratch back’.

  • jb

    When they stop calling me gringo and Yanqui, then get back to me and maybe I’ll care.

  • Jimmy Lin

    I am going to go off on a tangent and focus on the 50-60 undocumented workers hiring part…..

    • Hiraghm

      You mean the actual criminal part?

  • Deserttrek

    illegal is not a race… and calling some one a wet back is not the end of the world. the economy is below zero, the world stage is no longer even close to being in favor of freedom and rational thought, and people worry about an old guy talking.
    dems, reps, Tea Party and everybody else, if this bothers you , get a life.

    for once i want to see somebody tell the press and everybody else to F off and cover something important.

  • Boon Companion

    For all of you morons in the city, “wetback” refers to having crossed a freaking river in order to work your ass off to earn your keep. Similarly, “redneck” refers to people who have a nasty sunburn from doing hard labor out in the field all day.

    I’ve just described two activities that none of you have the balls to do yourselves.

    You sanctimonious cows.

  • TheAmishDude

    Want to see liberals defend Don Young? “I think that Young should step down. Sarah Palin would make a great replacement.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/DvorskyL Louis Dvorsky

    Wetbax is wetbax! I got my citizenship the right way as anybody can see on Facebook, and them that sneak in don’t deserve to be called anything else than WETBACKS.

    • Bill123

      Didn’t they stop BOHUNKS from coming here long ago? No, sorry, Louis. That was rude. I retract the insult.

      Tell us, Louis — how many on the Freedom Train to As that crossed the West German border on 9/11/1951 carried German immigration papers?

      You were in Czechoslovakia then — do you recall hurling insults at the illegal immigrants who escaped by whatever means they could escape the despotic Stalinist purges and executions that afflicted your homeland ?

      Did you ever hear a German say “them that sneak in don’t deserve to be called anything else than BOHUNKS”?

      No? You say those illegal immigrants were given 2,500,000 message-carrying balloons that were released to fly back to Czechoslovakia to encourage others to also escape to safety?

      Yet, you seem unusually glib and cocky in your attitude toward Mexicans escaping the butchering, raping drug war Hell of Mexico. Your memory has failed you, apparently. That is sad.

      http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=860&dat=19510913&id=gmwKAAAAIBAJ&sjid=xEoDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5188,2476657

      http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1955&dat=19510926&id=z54uAAAAIBAJ&sjid=w9oFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5434,2921550