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It looks like, after my hiatus, that I'm going to talk about catnip.
I couldn't help the gap, Things have happened that forced me to ignore my duties as a blogger. Sometime I may remark about some of them. And then again, maybe not,
But catnip is the subject for today. Nepetalactone (the main ingredient). Nepeta cataria ("catnip", "catswort" or "catmint") is the guilty stuff. It reacts in a cat's brain and causes strange behavior like incessant caterwauling, sniffing, rubbing in it, rolling over it, kicking at it, (one of my cats growls at hers) and generally going nuts for several minutes. And then leaving it all alone. For a couple of hours. Leastwise, mine do.
It is said that tigers are sensitive to it, too. I have no personal knowledge of this. Nor am I ever likely to, either.
All this may sound like I'm going to go off about Marijuana or something. Nah. As long as your smoking doesn't interfere with me or mine, I couldn't give a dang.
What I'm on about is the catnip of pretending that illegal aliens are really only immigrants.
A dear friend of mine exploded with "BULLSHIT!" when I worded it that way. Just like the response of giving a drug to my cat, he blew up.
After I got him calmed down, this is what he had to say (in part, anyway):
LET ME SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT.
IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR.
IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY, YOU GET SHOT.
IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED. IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN. IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED.
IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT.
IF YOU CROSS THE UNITED STATES BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET A JOB, A DRIVERS LICENSE, SOCIAL SECURITY CARD, WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, CREDIT CARDS, SUBSIDIZED RENT OR A LOAN TO BUY A HOUSE, FREE EDUCATION, FREE HEALTH CARE, A LOBBYIST IN WASHINGTON BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN YOUR LANGUAGE THE RIGHT TO CARRY YOUR COUNTRY’S FLAG WHILE YOU PROTEST THAT YOU DON’T GET ENOUGH RESPECT AND, IN MANY INSTANCES, YOU CAN VOTE. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I HAD A FIRM GRASP ON THE SITUATION IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP AMERICA!
That was from a website he had read somewhere.
This was his:
And to those of you that keep calling out the Hispanic race as being singled out by this, it is not just Hispanics that are illegally here in the USA. Keep that in mind. There are illegals from all over the world here. Those that keep saying "Hispanic" are looking at this with blinders on. Illegal is illegal no matter what you are. And those that are here legally, shouldn't have to worry about showing ID, etc. They've done nothing wrong. And keep in mind also, that when you are overseas, you can be stopped by the local police for any reason and be asked to show proof of who you are. But here in the USA that is not the case, so it is a lot easier for illegals to move about and not worry about getting caught. Of course unless they do something really stupid like a DUI. And then the feds drag their feet, if they move at all, to come and pick up the illegal to deport them.
And he quoted: "“We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.”
President Bill Clinton,
State of the Union Address, January 23, 1996
I think my friend wants New Mexico to adopt Arizona's new law.