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Day Without Immigrants to Hit Washington in the Stomach
NY Times ^ | February 15, 2017 | Richard Perez-Pena and Katie Rodgers

Posted on 02/16/2017 6:16:46 AM PST by C19fan

In a city where expense account meals are a central part of power players’ lives, some of Washington’s best-known restaurants will close their doors on Thursday in solidarity with a national campaign to draw attention to the power and plight of immigrants.

The campaign, spread on social media and messaging apps, has called for a “day without immigrants.” It asks foreign-born people nationwide, regardless of legal status, not to go to work or go shopping in a demonstration of the importance of their labor and consumer spending to the United States’ economy.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; daywithoutimmigrants; fakenews; immigration; nyts
A day without traffic, a day without immigrant criminals,welfare leeches, and kids ruining public schools.
1 posted on 02/16/2017 6:16:46 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Will they be avoiding emergency rooms as well?


2 posted on 02/16/2017 6:17:41 AM PST by LydiaLong
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To: C19fan

OMG! NO K Street funded lunches for a day. A four year hiatus sounds about right.


3 posted on 02/16/2017 6:18:22 AM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: C19fan

The foreign born must be asking the question: “Who’s gonna pay MY babysitter today?”


4 posted on 02/16/2017 6:18:23 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: C19fan

Oh gee. Just how WILL these DC government employees, politicians, lobbyists and media wonks ever get along without their food source for that interminably long day?

I’m just all beside myself about it - can’t sleep, eat or even watch TV. Like Slick said, “I feel your pain....”

Bwaaaaaaahhhhaaaaaaaa!!!


5 posted on 02/16/2017 6:19:35 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: C19fan

Just got back from downtown. Everything seems normal. Everybody is working and I saw no Mexican flags. Since America is a “nation of immigrants”, I expected everybody except the Native Americans to take the day off. This snowflake fiasco looks like an epic fail to me.


6 posted on 02/16/2017 6:20:34 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: C19fan

The shrug heard ‘round the country.’


7 posted on 02/16/2017 6:20:45 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Not tired of winning yet!)
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To: LydiaLong
Will they be avoiding emergency rooms as well?

No, they'll be flooding them since they don't have to work.
8 posted on 02/16/2017 6:20:46 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: C19fan

BFD


9 posted on 02/16/2017 6:21:30 AM PST by onedoug
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To: C19fan

Perhaps the fat slugs in DC will discover the mental clarity benefits of fasting.


10 posted on 02/16/2017 6:21:40 AM PST by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: C19fan

Trump needs to make this day permanent.


11 posted on 02/16/2017 6:22:23 AM PST by BradtotheBone (Record number of people on welfare. That's the State of the Union under Obama.)
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To: C19fan

Won’t it just show how many jobs are being taken from real Americans?


12 posted on 02/16/2017 6:22:25 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: C19fan
How about a decade without illegal immigrants?
13 posted on 02/16/2017 6:22:25 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: LydiaLong

Glad I didn’t have a drink of coffee while reading that one! Best Post!


14 posted on 02/16/2017 6:22:42 AM PST by momincombatboots (Pray, prepare.)
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To: LydiaLong

Will they avoid sending other people to emergency rooms?


15 posted on 02/16/2017 6:23:48 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: C19fan
Pass a big box of ...


16 posted on 02/16/2017 6:23:52 AM PST by Daffynition ("The New PTSD: Post-Trump Stress Disorder" - The MLN didn't make Trump, so they can't break Trump.)
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To: C19fan

Now Pelosi can make house calls washing feet


17 posted on 02/16/2017 6:24:24 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: C19fan

Soooooooo.

The most this will affect anyone, would be like if it was Christmas?


18 posted on 02/16/2017 6:24:33 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: C19fan

Like we’re going negate the laws over this? Gimme a break.


19 posted on 02/16/2017 6:24:35 AM PST by umgud
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To: Pollster1

This country did fine when immigration was severely restricted after WW I to 1965.


20 posted on 02/16/2017 6:26:42 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Can we have a year without muslins?


21 posted on 02/16/2017 6:26:51 AM PST by lurk (TEat)
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To: Pollster1

1 down, 364 to go.


22 posted on 02/16/2017 6:27:27 AM PST by conejo99
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To: C19fan

I hope ICE is keeping a list.


23 posted on 02/16/2017 6:28:17 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: C19fan

LOL - unless they take a day off from committing crime, no one will notice.

Just ignore them. Any time a libtard talks about how we are a nation of immigrants just remind them it LEGAL immigrants.


24 posted on 02/16/2017 6:29:18 AM PST by Mr. K
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To: onedoug
BFD

For sure!

25 posted on 02/16/2017 6:29:54 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: conejo99
An immigrant advocacy group, Cosecha (the Spanish word for harvest), has been planning a day without immigrants on May 1.

There's another one. It's on Commie Day, of course, but we'll take it.

26 posted on 02/16/2017 6:31:41 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: C19fan

I can’t think of a more deserving place.


27 posted on 02/16/2017 6:31:44 AM PST by x1stcav (Leftism is like rust: It corrodes 24 hours a day until eradicated.)
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To: LydiaLong
Will they be avoiding emergency rooms as well?

No. And CareFlite will be quite busy.

28 posted on 02/16/2017 6:32:13 AM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: C19fan

Can we make it a year, please? How about a month, then?


29 posted on 02/16/2017 6:32:43 AM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

They pulled this a few years ago. It was barely a blip on the radar, and I live in a large Texas metropolitan area.


30 posted on 02/16/2017 6:33:42 AM PST by fwdude (Democrats have not been this angry since Republicans freed the slaves.)
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To: C19fan
A day without traffic

Not just any old traffic, the beater toyotas with the coffee can exhaust falling off.

31 posted on 02/16/2017 6:35:00 AM PST by palmer (turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure)
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To: fwdude

I remember and I agree. EPIC FAIL.


32 posted on 02/16/2017 6:35:56 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (As long as tyranny exists, the Constitution and Bill of Right will never be "outdated" or "obsolete")
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To: C19fan

My job takes me to manufacturing facilities that employ a lot of immigrant labor. I had no trouble finding a parking spot this morning.


33 posted on 02/16/2017 6:42:07 AM PST by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: C19fan

Notice the skilled distortion of the meaning of words. “Immigrant” can mean several things:

Immigrant meaning the people who came to this country in the previous century and who became American and who worked hard to build this country up, and who gave us their sons and daughters.

Immigrant meaning hard-working Hispanics employed in restaurants and construction.

Immigrant meaning savages bent on turning this country into an islamic theocracy, and on killing us.

Sorry, but you have to pick one meaning in a given article; you are not allowed to use it one way and have people understand another.


34 posted on 02/16/2017 6:43:17 AM PST by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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I wish, just ONCE, they would be truthful! They mean A DAY WITHOUT ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. My husband is a legal immigrant and he, facetiously, said he was thinking about not going to work today. Yeah, right. Such manipulation by the Pravda Media.


35 posted on 02/16/2017 6:45:04 AM PST by originalbuckeye ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: C19fan

So they will be patronizing American owned, operated, staffed and hired restaurants then eh?


36 posted on 02/16/2017 6:45:05 AM PST by KC_Lion ("I'm a believer that you don't need a title, and you don't need an office to make a difference"~S.P.)
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Can we have a year without muslins?

But...but, how will I make my new curtains?
37 posted on 02/16/2017 6:49:10 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: lurk

Gotta have bolts of it for my quilts.


38 posted on 02/16/2017 6:52:57 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (“Great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds." A. Einstein)
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To: C19fan

If this “strike” by a bunch of low education, high criminality, heavy users of welfare resources has any adverse effects on any community today, it should sound the alarm that there are too many of them in place. The illegals must be rooted out and removed; restrictions must be placed on the number of legal immigrants to ensure assimilation.


39 posted on 02/16/2017 6:53:25 AM PST by Lion Den Dan
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Live by the cheap help, die by the cheap help. I can’t imagine life being worth living is some of my favorite restaurants were to close for a day...........


40 posted on 02/16/2017 7:24:44 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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...to draw attention to the power and plight of immigrants...

Power??? La RASA was supposed to POWER illary into the WH! So BS on Power!

plight of ILLEGAL ....

An ILLEGAL plight of their own making makes me not give a CRAP!


41 posted on 02/16/2017 7:38:26 AM PST by Harpotoo
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A day where we can leave our garage door up and our chicken coop unlocked.


42 posted on 02/16/2017 7:40:20 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped)
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To: C19fan

Besides not working today to celebrant Immigrant day, I have done the following:

Last month, I changed my name to Juan Jose Mohammed, to get my EBT card and other freebies.

Then, I took down my Rebel flag (which you CAN’T buy on Amazon anymore) and peeled the NRA and Trump stickers off my front window and my F250 4 wheel pickup. I replaced them with Cair/LaRaza stickers.

I disconnected my home alarm system and quit the wimpy Neighborhood Watch. I bought two Pakistani flags and put one at each corner of the front yard.

Next, I purchased the black flag of ISIS (which you CAN Buy on EBAY or Amazon) and ran it up the flagpole. Now the local police, sheriff, FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security, Secret Service and other agencies are all watching my house 24/7. FBI Director Comey personally calls twice a day to see if we are safe from the evil Trump people.

I’ve NEVER felt safer, and I’m saving $80 a month, ADT used to charge me. Plus, I bought burkas for us to wear from Amazon. Now, when I go out to stock up at Wal-Mart. Everyone moves out of the way and security can’t pat me down. If they say I’m a male wearing a burka, I just say I’m feeling like a woman today and where is my special bathroom. They turn and run away. The women’s bathrooms are so much cleaner than the men’s! Target will be installing an urinal in their women’s bathroom for me.

The good people at CAIR call me at least twice a day to see if we need anything or want to protest anything.

The Mexican embassy also calls us daily to see if we need anymore freebies and did we need more La Raza stickers.

We have Chuckie Schumer’s, McCain’s and Pelosi’s private phone numbers on Speed Dial on my new Free Obama Smart phone if we need anything.

Safe at last. Isn’t this country great! Hot Dog…(Only all beef!)!

Yours Truly, Juan Jose Mohammed.


43 posted on 02/16/2017 8:04:43 AM PST by Grampa Dave (Concerned trolls/NeverTrumpsters, don't know to celebrate winning as they buy into fake news!!!!)
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44 posted on 02/16/2017 8:33:45 AM PST by COUNTrecount
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Day Without Immigrants to Hit Washington in the Stomach

That's a real heart breaker. I think I'll stuff myself with enchiladas and chile rellenos that would put a Mexican chef to shame. I make them myself.

45 posted on 02/16/2017 11:58:45 AM PST by TigersEye (Winning. Winning winning winning every day!!!)
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