2/16/16 Two things on my mind

1) Day without an Immigrant

Today, there was a scheduled protest called ‘Day without an Immigrant’. Supposedly hundreds of thousands of immigrants called in or no showed at their jobs to help bring awareness to how much they do for our country.

I believe that a majority of American’s will say without a doubt that immigrants play a huge part in our society.  Immigrants are who helped build this country and are the foundation to what this country is today.

I also believe though that American’s are tired of immigrants coming here illegally. We are a land of laws or so one would be led to believe. But when you come into a country illegally and only get a slap on the wrist and are allowed to stay on the tax payer dime, it’s a slap in the face to those of us who follow the laws.

To say that you are going to call into work or no show for your job just so you can participate in this protest is asinine. Honestly, if i was your supervisor and you told me you weren’t coming in so you could protest this crap, i’d do everything in my power to make sure you wouldn’t have to come in the next day either because you’d be fired.

The question that I’ve heard today is how can I be against immigrants when I am Mexican American?  Why should I be profiled against because certain people can’t follow the law and come here legally? Remember, one bad apple ruins the bunch.  I also find it funny and sad at the same time that these same people associate only my Mexican ethnicity with immigrants, when actually i’m also German and Irish… two of the greatest immigrant groups to come to the US.  Immigrants are not only those who cross our southern boarder.

So am I against  immigrants coming over here?  No, just as long as they go through the proper channels.

2) Facebook

Facebook has gone to shit.  Remember back in the beginning of Facebook when it was all about playing games with friends and connecting with family across the nation?  Now it’s nothing but political lies,people killing themselves or hurting others on Facebook Live, adding a “friend” just so you can unfollow them and not talk to them anyways. Of course those stupid “one like = one prayer” bullshit that people somehow fall for.

Facebook has turned people into zombies.  Like literally, they can’t think for themselves. Often i hear “oh i read it on Facebook” as if Facebook was a legitimate news source. In the fourth quarter of 2016, Facebook had 1.86 billion monthly active users. Wow, 1.86 billion zombies.

I guess you can say that I’m being a hypocrite since I use Facebook. Hell, I agree with you. But i think that it seriously time that I logoff. I have done it for a day or two and always came back but I think i need to enjoy life more and not worry what John Doe is posting.

 

12/4/2014

So today the Terminator trailer came out and the only thing I can say…amazing.  Finally, a terminator movie that deals with not only the machines but also time travel.  I know that the first one leaned towards time travel, but it was never really part of the movie throughout.  Just thinking about it I had to rewatch it. lol

I have an interview in a few weeks at a healthcare facility.  I enjoy the job I have now, but money is money and this other job pays close to what I was making at CADS, plus it’s salary.  Of course I won’t count my chickens before they hatch, but I keep thinking about my students and how they will react. I have an awesome rapport with 99% of them and most of them know they can come to me for anything.  I guess that’s where my issue is.  Would I be just another person who has come into their lives, just to leave?

Let’s talk about minimum wage shall we?  I understand that it is hard to live off of $8.25 which is what it is here in Illinois.  I do understand however, that those $8.25 jobs are not meant as career jobs.  Of course you will have those that will say you should go to college and get a degree, then you’ll get paid more.  That’s true, but there are some who legit do not have the means to go to school.  I’ll use myself as an example.  After I am done with my masters degree, I’ll have to pay back around $150,000 which is about $800 a month.  I’m well off, have no kids, and my wife works, but I have no clue how the hell I’m going to pay that back.  Now imagine being a single mother or father, with no way of getting student loans because if they did they would have their other assistance cut off.  It’s a bullshit cycle. “College tuition and fees have increased 1,120 percent since records began in 1978. “(Bloomberg,2012) Personally, I think college should be free.  Why would you want to dumb down the young people of your nation? Anyways,back to the minimum wage, if you think you should get $15 for flipping my burger, you can eat a bowl of dicks.  Get two $8 jobs if you want to make more money.

Immigration reform.  It’s funny when people bring up immigration when I’m around.  Guess it’s cause i’m mexican and they think i’m all for it or it’s a sensitive subject.  I’m all for helping people out. I’m all for people coming here for a better life. But when you come here illegally to obtain the American Dream, then you’re fkn up my chance for the American Dream.  Using our resources for those that come here illegally is bullshit.  How the hell can someone come into this country illegally and get financed for a car, yet I can’t due to my credit.  I mean shit, I’ll go to mexico and sneak back in this bitch if that’s what it takes. It’s not just Mexicans, but we are the ones people think of.   I do think its funny though when people talk about rounding up all the illegals and sending them back.  I laugh cause that’s fkn impossible.  I also laugh when people say they are taking good paying jobs..um no.  I don’t know too many whites or blacks that will pick fruit from the fields, watch your kids, cut your grass, or clean your home for less than minimum wage.

“Goodbye” by Slipknot is a beautiful song.

This guy here at Starbucks sitting across the room from me is watching Twilight.  Who the hell goes to Starbucks to watch Twilight?

Christmas is right around the corner and let me tell ya, I fkn hate christmas music…with a fkn passion.  Like, my ears begin to bleed when this shit comes on the radio.  I’m not a fan of christmas anyways, but my wife loves it so I tend to put on a smile.  But every time christmas music come on, I want to shoot that fkn radio.

Whitney Houston has been sober for close to 3 years now….good for her.