Wednesday, October 17, 2007

How's That For "Divisive"?

Prince William County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously early this morning to move forward with a nationally watched plan to crack down on illegal immigrants by increasing local police enforcement and restricting certain public services to legal residents.

Nevertheless, Pravda-on-the-Potomac, ... er, The Washington Post called the proposal a "contentious bill." And, of course, Democrat partisans have been calling the bill --- and its primary advocate, Board Chairman Corey Stewart --- "diviiiiisive" (kindly insert whine).

According to Pravda, the debate was not without drama, contrived and otherwise. Dumfries District Supervisor Maureen Caddigan, who voted for the proposal notwithstanding the fact that she is violating her oath to support all Republican nominees for public office in the ensuing election by supporting Board Chairman Corey Stewart's Democrat opponent, decided to carry water for her in the meeting. And apparently, a statement by Occoquan District Supervisor Mike May drew what was probably a planned outburst: according to Pravda, his statement "was interrupted by a woman who shouted at him and rushed out of the room crying, saying the measures would separate her from her daughter."

Never mind that this lawbreaker should stop violating American law, go home, and take her anchor baby with her.

Oh, and Pravda reports that Coles District Supervisor Mary Nohe authored the resolution; the Daily Fishwrap, ... er, "Potomac News" reports (accurately) that it was authored by Gainesville District Supervisor John Stirrup. The local paper also reported on the use of "anchor babies" for propaganda purposes.

To its credit, more interesting news appeared on the web pages of the Pot. News. For example, the Pot. News reports that a table for propaganda was set up by the Socialist Workers Party, with classics like The Communist Manifesto, and biographies on that old Party animal Che Guevera (not to be confused with Mandy Patinkin or Antonio Banderas).

It appears that rumors that the local Democrat Party had a voter registration table at the location are unsubstantiated.

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