Sunday, May 07, 2006

And I'm proud to be an American ...

Thanks to Friend of Malcontent (F.O.M.) Andisheh for the press release reprinted below. Some things are too irresistible not to crib:

(I'm not saying that most anti-illegal immigrant advocates are racists; a great majority aren't. But the xenophobia that follows is barely veiled):

The ”Say ‘Yes’ to America” Rally for Gwinnett County, GA has been scheduled for this evening, May 5. The event will kick off at 6 pm near the “On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina," 2275 Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth.

The rally and a boycott of Mexican-themed businesses was inspired by the American public’s reaction to the recent pro-illegals marches and the "No Gringo on May 1" protests earlier this week, as well as a call by Gwinnett County residents for a show of solidarity and patriotism on May 5, “Cinco de Mayo.”

The protests also inspired an article by local Internet publisher and community activist Bob Griggs titled "No 'Mexican' On Cinco de Mayo." The article touched a national nerve after it was read on-air by WSB Radio personality Neal Boortz on his nationally-syndicated talk show. Bob has also appeared on the Fox News Channel's "Fox News Sunday" and several local radio stations to talk about the backlash against the pro-illegals demonstrations.

The rally will convene under the American flag in the parking lot adjacent to the restaurant. State Representative Melvin Everson (R-Snellville), who was instrumental in the passage of Georgia's "Security and Immigration Compliance Act" (SB-529), is confirmed to speak. Rep. Everson made history last year when he became the first black Republican since Reconstruction to be elected to the State Legislature in a contest race.

"The boycott is not intended to target any particular business," said Griggs, "but it is appropriate that the rally will occur next to an 'On the Border' restaurant."

According to Griggs, the restaurant's parent company, Texas-based Brinker International, is a supporter of the National Council of La Raza ( ). The NCLR opposes legislation to close the southern border; opposes requiring proof of residency for a driver's license; supports granting full citizenship to all Hispanics currently in the country illegally; opposes the prosecution of illegals for using forged documents including Social Security cards; and favors extending government grants, loans and in-state tuition rates to illegals currently in our high schools.

Repeat: this is not a parody.

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