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I cross ocean,
poor and broke,
Take bus,
see employment folk.

Nice man treat me
good in there,
Say I need to
see welfare.

Welfare say,
"You come no more,
We send cash
right to your door."

Welfare checks,
they make you wealthy,
Medicaid it keep
you healthy!

By and by,
I got plenty money,
Thanks to you,
American dummy.

Write to friends
in motherland,
Tell them 'come
fast as you can.'

They come in turbans
and Ford trucks,
I buy big house
with welfare bucks

They come here,
we live together,
More welfare checks,
it gets better!

Fourteen families,
they moving in,
But neighbor's patience
wearing thin.

Finally, white guy
moves away,
Now I buy his house,
and then I say,

"Find more aliens
for house to rent."
And in the yard
I put a tent.

Send for family
they just trash,
But they, too,
draw the welfare cash!

Everything is
very good,
And soon we
own the neighborhood.

We have hobby
it's called breeding,
Welfare pay
for baby feeding.

Kids need dentist?
Wife need pills?
We get free!
We got no bills!

American crazy!
He pay all year,
To keep welfare
running here.

We think America
darn good place!
Too darn good for
the white man race.

If they no like us,
they can scram,
Got lots of room in
Pakistan.

SEND THIS TO
EVERY AMERICAN
TAXPAYER YOU KNOW

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Paul Ortego
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Hmm... I might be wrong, but I think they might be mixing up "Getting welfare" and "winning the lottery"

I'm not a fan of illegal immigration, but geez... Do the people who write this stuff realize their ancestors were immigrants? No one except for Amercian Indians really have a huge argument against immigrantion... The might have a point with illegal immigration, but still.

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Damn, that was just ignorant.

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Immigrant-a-chow

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This must have been written by the Dr. Suess of bigots.

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That actually made me feel a little sick to my stomach.
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This is could be a song by the racist version of Weird Al. I'm just trying to find the right tune.
(You could sing it to "Don't Worry, Be Happy", you'd just have to make up a refrain. Any ideas?)

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Oh man where are all the burrito & beaner references?

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How many Pakistanis enter America illegally?

As I said in the other thread, this sort of blatant recycling is just pitiful. But the kind of racists who would believe the sentiments in this doggerel wouldn't know any better.

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Sounds like someone took a British "anti-Paki" piece of crap and tried to Americanize it.
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I wish I hadn't read that. I feel a bit sick.

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quote:
Originally posted by Brandi:
Sounds like someone took a British "anti-Paki" piece of crap and tried to Americanize it.

Yup - here are the American, Australian and British versions. Apparently an earlier version targeted West Indian immigrants to Britain and was sung to the tune of the "Banana Boat Song".

(Edited to fix link)

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That is the most ignorant and moronic thing ever.
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Hm, I didn't know the KKK dabbles in poetry.

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They don't, 'cause this isn't poetry. Someone get Uncle Tom to shank these dumbasses.
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quote:
Originally posted by wanderwoman:
This must have been written by the Dr. Suess of bigots.

Hey don't drag Dr. Seuss into this mess. Dr. Seuss is the man.

Oh wait, you were talking about Dr. Suess. That's entirely different.

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Absolutely puke-worthy.
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Resurrecting this thread to add this heartwarming story:

Tory suspended over racist e-mail

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A Conservative parliamentary hopeful has been removed from the list of candidates and suspended from the party over the forwarding of a racist e-mail.

The Illegal Immigrants Poem, sent from Wiltshire town councillor Ellenor Bland's e-mail address, jokes in a mock foreign voice about welfare claims.

She says it was her husband that forwarded it, and that it was OK because he was being "light-hearted". At least, I think she's defending herself here - it's hard to tell:

quote:
Mrs Bland said: "It was forwarded on by my husband, who took it in the form that he thought it was sent and that was a light-hearted view, which, again, anybody broadly thinking would not have made anything out of it, as has been made to be at this present time."
"Anybody broadly thinking"? Was he broadly thinking? Even if it was her husband, then she appears to have condemned herself with these remarks as well.
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quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:

Mrs Bland said: "It was forwarded on by my husband, who took it in the form that he thought it was sent and that was a light-hearted view, which, again, anybody broadly thinking would not have made anything out of it, as has been made to be at this present time."

Oh, it was light-hearted? Well, alrighty then, guess it's okay. Why didn't anyone tell me it was okay to be nasty, hateful and racist as long as it was "light-hearted"?

Ugh.

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The poem in the forwarded e-mail, which is sent on from Mrs Bland's account with the message 'Oh yes! Ellie', ends with a picture of the white cliffs of Dover and the words "piss off - we're full".
I can understand Mrs Bland's husband having access to her email account, but this would appear to imply that he forwarded the email on pretending to be her.

Now isn't that a strange thing for someone's husband to do?

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I was wondering when this *poem* (cough) would surface on here. Two of my friends are now not speaking after one forwarded this on a few months back (and I'm not really making an effort to speak to her now).

Why waste the effort even writing this bile? If you're so twisted up into a ball of spite over immigration policy perhaps actually doing some research on it may be a better use of time.

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But if you did research, then you couldn't write such "light-hearted" fare as this piece of literary vomit, because you'd realise how bloody stupid it is.

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I missed this lovely poem previously. I wish I had missed it this time, too. Barf!

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quote:
Originally posted by Squishy0405:
Oh man where are all the burrito & beaner references?

Carlos Mencia's cornered the market.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dara bhur gCara:
I can understand Mrs Bland's husband having access to her email account, but this would appear to imply that he forwarded the email on pretending to be her.

Now isn't that a strange thing for someone's husband to do?

I don't know - my parents tend not to pay much attention whose account they're logged into when they're emailing. Usually I get email from my mum using my dad's address, rather than the other way round, but I can see how it could happen.

Just sending an email from the wrong account is a bit different from forwarding an email that was addressed to somebody else, I suppose. But a "forward" isn't personal so I can still see him not noticing or not thinking much of it.

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Snopes, could you please add something to the OP like "Warning . Do not read during or immediately after a meal".

Repulsive. Simply repulsive.

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I got sent this at work, via work email, a few years ago. By one of the chaps who sat on the email and internet misuse panel.

I replied to all and said "Stop sending out this disgusting racist filth", which cued a whole slew of similar responses and an afternoon of him tring to defend himself and claim he wasn't racist. [Roll Eyes]

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quote:
Originally posted by Richard W:
quote:
Originally posted by Dara bhur gCara:
I can understand Mrs Bland's husband having access to her email account, but this would appear to imply that he forwarded the email on pretending to be her.

Now isn't that a strange thing for someone's husband to do?

I don't know - my parents tend not to pay much attention whose account they're logged into when they're emailing. Usually I get email from my mum using my dad's address, rather than the other way round, but I can see how it could happen.


Oh, I can see how that could happen. But what about the accompanying text: "Oh yes! - Ellie"?

Why would he not sign it as himself?

Some more on the subject in today's Guardian.


'I have Asian friends' - Tory councillor defends racist poem


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Mrs Bland said the email had been forwarded by her husband, David - also a Tory town councillor in Calne, Wiltshire - despite bearing her name.

But she claimed that the leak was "an infringement of my life", adding: "I'm finding this all rather tiresome.

"It's incredibly childish and churlish for anyone to make something big of this ... My husband and I are not racist."

She said it was fine if people brought skills or came to Britain because they were persecuted, but that she was worried "so many people are coming in and we don't have the infrastructure to provide for them all".

Asked why the poem singled out Pakistanis and turban-wearers and talked about the "white man race" if it was not racist, she added: "I didn't write it ... We do have friends of all kinds - we actually have German in-laws. And we have friends who are Asian. I wouldn't be rude to them."



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Ah, the "some of my best friends are Asian" line. Second only to, "I'm not racist, but..."

ETA: Also and not surprisingly, the author of the poem doesn't know the difference between Muslims and Sikhs.

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quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
Ah, the "some of my best friends are Asian" line. Second only to, "I'm not racist, but..."

ETA: Also and not surprisingly, the author of the poem doesn't know the difference between Muslims and Sikhs.

I much prefer the "we have German in-laws" defence. I think it just seems quite surreal.

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Note she says she wouldn't be rude to the Asians who are her friends. The rest of them, I presume, can take a running jump.

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Well, they're obviously the good Asians, who are nothing like all those other lazy good-for-nothing Asians who come over here and either a) take our jobs or b) don't take our jobs and bleed the state dry. It's a bleeding liberty, and no mistake.

Dara "Some of my best friends are racists" bhur gCara.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dara bhur gCara:
quote:
Originally posted by Tarquin Farquart:
Ah, the "some of my best friends are Asian" line. Second only to, "I'm not racist, but..."

ETA: Also and not surprisingly, the author of the poem doesn't know the difference between Muslims and Sikhs.

I much prefer the "we have German in-laws" defence. I think it just seems quite surreal.
I have German in-laws. Does this mean I have a license to be a racist?

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quote:
Originally posted by Dara bhur gCara:
Oh, I can see how that could happen. But what about the accompanying text: "Oh yes! - Ellie"?


I didn't know about that detail until I read it on the front of The Guardian at lunchtime. I agree.*

I do feel a bit sorry for her. Being deselected by the party, fair enough. A front-page headline and photo on a national newspaper could be seen as a bit out-of-proportion, given that she's only a local councillor (or was, anyway). It's not like she's a cabinet member or anything.

She does seem to be wonderfully inept at damage limitation, though - perhaps that explains it...

*(edit) I mean, clearly I have more important things to do than to actually read your excessive two-line ramblings before I reply to them.

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I don't know. Do you have any Asian friends that you would never be rude to? If the answer's "yes," then apparently you just can't be racist no matter what you say.

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