Mexicans: Disease-Ridden or a lot of Hype?

Written by Doug Bower

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"As far as your specific question about illegal immigrants causing a rise in TB, CDCís data shows that foreign-born individuals Ė whether illegal immigrants or legal immigrants Ė accounted for more than half of TB cases reported in 2004."

The rate of TB among Asians wasrepparttar highest group. Does this mean that this reader and his Minuteman-like comrades will be going afterrepparttar 142493 Asians next and then all foreign-born people whether illegal or legal?

Does it not begrepparttar 142494 question?

Why, do you think, and I have most certainly wondered, do people who so vehemently oppose a racial or cultural group resort to making such sweeping generalizations without much substance to back their positions?

I've decided to do a series of columns on this very issue with specific application torepparttar 142495 Mexican Migrant worker problem. And yes, believe it or not, I think it is a problem that has to be solved. However, having said that, I do not think it isrepparttar 142496 problemrepparttar 142497 Minuteman-like minions would have you believe it to be. I think they have different motives, which I hope to prove in my series inrepparttar 142498 coming weeks.

Until then, let me suggest something at this juncture for your kind consideration. The reason Americans, no matterrepparttar 142499 issue, and especially with regard to people of different race and culture (and politics for that matter) will resort to such emotive blustering and grandiose exaggerations such as,

"Just look what all those thousands of disease-ridden illegal Mexicans are spreading all over our country."

is that Americans, at least in my view (remember this is an Opinion-Editorial pieceóso don't get all twisted into a knot), is that Americans have very poorly defined "Phony-Boloney" detectors--More on that to come!

Meanwhile, get your printer cartridges filled, get a notebook and pen, you will want to print and take notes and cherish what I am going to say for decades to come (I just made up that last part so I could say something witty to end this serious piece and make my editorial word count.).

Doug Bower is a freelance writer, Syndicated Columnist, and book author. His newest book Mexican Living: Blogging it from a Third World Country can now be seen at

I LOVE Howard Dean

Written by J.J. Jackson

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Further, I love how you are truly passionate about attacking myself, my family and my friends. No, I really mean it! I mean it because each and every day you solidify in our minds just how right we really are and just how out ofrepparttar mainstream you andrepparttar 142459 base ofrepparttar 142460 Democratic Party is.

As your base cheers your words I love to see true Democrats scratching their head and trying to justify what you say to them. And eventually they give up and realize that they donít have that much in common withrepparttar 142461 ďbaseĒ ofrepparttar 142462 party that is driving your words andrepparttar 142463 party policy.

I love that about you Howard Dean. I love how you are making honest people realize just how insanerepparttar 142464 base ofrepparttar 142465 Democratic Party is. And I love how you are working with a fervor to riprepparttar 142466 party apart intorepparttar 142467 true Democratic Party of old andrepparttar 142468 American Marxist Party ofrepparttar 142469 base. By God Howard! Good show! Bloody good show!

Keep it up, and if you need any help, let me know. I will be more than happy to do whatever I can to help you get your message out there for all of America to see and hear. After all, I donít want you to be able to complain that you canít get your message out there and thatrepparttar 142470 American people donít understand where you are onrepparttar 142471 issues.

J.J. Jackson is the owner and Lead Editor of American Conservative Politics - The Land of the Free ( and American Conservative Daily (

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