February 20, 2004

No Half Measures in Newfoundland Parliament

Newfoundland Politics:

[Newfoundland Premier Danny] Williams was asked: "There was a time when, late in a session, some legislators would be half drunk. Has that improved?"

The premier answered: "No, now they're completely drunk."

The retort by the opposition is less funny, but truly fanciful:

"I've never, ever evidenced any liquor being consumed inside or outside of the house of assembly," he said.

Wouldn't you know, just when things were looking up for Newfoundland...

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February 16, 2004

Legal Diligent Mexican Workers

From the one hand not knowing department:

The New York Times Book Review has a review of David Shipler's new The Working Poor: Invisible in America:

In the chapter ''Harvest of Shame,'' he deftly shows how government crackdown on illegal immigrants creates ''migration within the migration,'' as an army of immigrant workers races from strict-enforcement states like Ohio to more lenient ones like North Carolina, and notes that ''when a migrant stops moving . . . he starts to enter America.''

But down at the bottom of the web page, the Google AdWords box helpfully contributes ads apparently triggered by the article. How about some "legal-diligent-mexican-workers"? Or just ship the work to Mexico directly!

Hey, Times readers know how hard it is to get good help these days (that don't get arrested for visa violations, anyway). Thanks for these suggestions!

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