“A CLEAN SLATE”
by OPOVV, ©2018
(Jan. 17, 2018) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the one place to rest your brain; a serene place where you’ll just hear calming invocations, such as this one offered by Reverend Dunkin after this commercial break.”
“Chain Gang” (2:41)
“Thank you, Lord, for giving us this day where, just maybe, we won’t hear that Mitt Romney will be pestering us for our vote and our support.
“And, Lord, what do you say you give us the strength to practice our convictions for real and not just say the words for fake, like Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer and his cohorts do, every day, while they sell America down the river of no return, because they lack the conviction to paddle against the fictitious current of the ‘it’s too hard’ and ‘it can’t be done’ and ‘there’s too many’; those who sip The Devil’s Brew: hate; envy; stupidity; ignorance and the inability to apply deductive reasoning to a problem while disregarding outside influences (i.e., campaign contributions).
“This is the prayer for this day. And give my friend Roving the wisdom that he needs to keep his show on top.
“Thank you, Reverend, for such an uplifting and truthful prayer. Excuse us while we break for a commercial.”
“My Girl” (2:55)
“I understand that you invited us to attend a guest speaker this week at your church.”
“Yes, that’s right, but we’re keeping the speaker’s identity secret because that’s what she requested, that and a portable pond, one of the small ones, you know, a kiddie blow-up wading pond.”
“Thank you and see you then. Hello, my name is Roving and what I do is waylay just regular folks and interview them to see what their major concerns are. Excuse me, sir, care to be interviewed on live TV?”
“You bet, young man. I heard the Reverend’s prayer; good prayer. My name is Steve and my dog, Laelaps, likes your show.”
“How do you pronounce that?”
“Just pronounce the first ‘L’; it’s Greek. What’s the question of the day?”
“Should the errors of yesterday dictate the actions of today?”
“Good question. I take it you’re asking about America’s messed-up immigration problem. Okay, this is my answer: From Sun Tzu to the present day, the art of a strategic withdrawal is part of the playbook. Another way of saying the same thing would be that’s it’s better to live for another day in which to fight on than to die needlessly today; others just suggest we start off with a clean slate.
“While a retreat is no doubt a costly maneuver, it is doubly foolish to compound the original error of judgment by compounding the problem by ignoring the cost by blindly staying the course. Sometimes it’s far better to bite the bullet, and I think that is what must be done with the illegal immigrants.
“Some may say there are a myriad of ways at looking at the same problem, but I disagree. These illegal immigrants know that they were breaking the laws of our country, and just because some government agencies kowtowed by giving them housing, medical, Food Stamps, and money (more than the government ever gave a homeless Veteran) does not negate the fact that they are, nevertheless, illegal immigrants, otherwise known as lawbreakers and criminals and, therefore, subject to DEPORTATION.
“Voilá! Clean slate. So should we feel sorry for the kids whose parents lived as illegal immigrants? Sure, why not? So should all illegal immigrants be deported? Sure, why not? You see, it’s better for all, no exceptions, that we get our house in order.”
“Excuse me, please, but we’ve got to break for a commercial.”
“Lonely Weekends” (2:12)
“Here’s another way of looking at the same problem. Let’s say we allow these illegal immigrants (DACA; Dreamers; MS-13) to be in our country, wouldn’t that make us just like them? Now if we become them, how come we can’t be illegal immigrants where they came from and, furthermore, if our country turns into the country they came from, why come here in the first place?
“No, I’m not accepting any part of it; I’m not buying into any piece of it. You either assimilate or you’re not welcomed, and I don’t care if you’re a Mexican or a Muslim: get rid the dream of taking Texas back or going to a mosque where the teachings of the Quran are praised: ‘Kill the Jew and the Christian whenever and wherever Ye may find them.’
“So the question of ‘Should the errors of yesterday dictate the actions of today?’ deserves an emphatic ‘NO!’ Just because any illegal immigrant is here today has no bearing whatsoever on their status of being here tomorrow. The operative phrase is ‘Just follow the law’ and don’t unnecessarily complicate the issue by throwing in fictitious and unrelated invented issues such as DACA. Get real: we’re smarter than that. That’s why we elected Trump: to deport the illegal immigrants.
“And I’d like to say one more thing.”
“Go ahead but make it short, please.”
“Will do. When Obama took power in 2009, when our Army was in Iraq, and when the Iranians were protesting their corrupt Islamic State, Obama could’ve helped to overthrow the Iranian government. The fact that he didn’t lift a finger should make it perfectly clear to anyone with half a brain whose side Obama is on. Thank you.”
“Well said, and will you just look at the time and so, on behalf of the crew, I’ll be wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.
“Good show. Burger time: my treat.”
“Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight” (2:52)