December 22, 2006

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

A reader writes:

The Washington Post claims:

"Maryland and the District are losing residents to other jurisdictions but making up for the loss by gaining immigrants, according to new census estimates released today. Virginia has followed a similar pattern, attracting vastly more newcomers from overseas than from within the United States and growing only marginally since 2000. The influx of immigrants has saved the three jurisdictions from what might otherwise be a precipitous population decline."

Or the influx of immigrants drove up housing costs and congestion and lowered wages, and drove out the Americans who were living there...?

The American media's philosophy of journalism when it comes to immigration is:

Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...
And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

From The Life of Brian

My published articles are archived at -- Steve Sailer


Anonymous said...

A comment from a previos post demonstrating idiocracy in action right now in DC:

Here's a recent article about former Mayor Marion Barry, current DC politician. He was arrested again and is considering suing for "racial profiling."

The funny part was the automatically generated related links at the bottom of the article. Some are very serious:

Previous Stories:
November 14, 2006: Barry Pleads Not Guilty To DUI
September 11, 2006: Marion Barry Detained By Police
August 7, 2006: Barry Facing More Legal Woes
May 12, 2006: Police: Former Mayor Fails Field Sobriety Test
March 9, 2006: Marion Barry Sentenced On Tax Charges
February 27, 2006: Barry Shows Off Gasifier Machine
February 8, 2006: Federal Judge Postpones Barry Sentencing
February 7, 2006: Marion Barry Heads Back To Court
January 11, 2006: Marion Barry Fails Drug Test
January 3, 2006: Marion Barry Robbed At Gunpoint
November 11, 2005: Gasification Machine Removed From Anacostia Parking Lot
November 10, 2005: Energy Machine Demonstration Held Without Fireworks
November 10, 2005: D.C. Leaders Almost Go Toe-To-Toe
October 28, 2005: Marion Barry Pleads Guilty To Tax Charges
October 5, 2005: Mayor Offers Words Of Support For Barry
October 4, 2005: Barry To Plead Guilty For Failing To File Tax Returns

Gerald Hibbs said...

Now, there's a mayor with a record you can trust! Those wise DC voters inspire wonder and admiration.

Anonymous said...

"Gerald Hibbs said...
Now, there's a mayor with a record you can trust! Those wise DC voters inspire wonder and admiration. "

No, what they inspire is a movement to put paid to home rule in DC.

If Detroit, New Orleans, or Newark wish to run their town as they do, one can argue the will of the people is being served. But in the District of Columbia, the people whose will must be served is not that of the city but the nation. And the people of America, I'll wager, do not want a untended yeast infection of a metropolis as their national Capitol.

Anonymous said...

A much bigger factor in the rising cost of realestate is over regulation. Slow gowth policies are destructive to the working poor. Some of whom get it both ways, being construction workers and housing consumers.

After all immigrants often work in the construction trades so they can both add to the housing stock and consume it.

The Feds rapid creation of money has also been a big factor in driving up housing prices since 1996.

Anonymous said...

Whitey lies cheats and steals. He is a hypocrite beyond belief. He does evil to hold on to his corrupt power.Beware!