The Voice of Utah Lampoons Senator Buttars

The Voice of Utah is one of my favorite local blogs; their satire is second to none (and their research seems to be pretty accurate). Their recent entry, “Buttars’ illegal-immigrant/lifestyle ancestors give one pause,” is just about their best yet in exposing the hypocrisy of those who veil their prejudices, ethnocentrism, and even outright bigotry behind the thin gauze of “law and order.”

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5 Responses to “The Voice of Utah Lampoons Senator Buttars”

  1. Aaron Orgill Says:

    Exactly right. Why do people act like we’ve got some birthright to be here as well as the right to reject everyone else? I get these obnoxious emails from my grandmother (who is LDS but grew up Evangelical and is really into groups like Focus on the Family) saying essentially, “this is OUR country, and everyone else can shut up or go away if they don’t like it” (that is only a slight exaggeration). I always want to say, really? You own a country? But what is really interesting about what these so-called Christians have to say is what is left unsaid. For instance, who is the “we” in “our country?” They would never admit it, but I suspect they mean WASPs. And yes, WASPs have long been the majority in the country, but get over yourselves. I have had it on this issue, and I will have a hard time suppressing a grin when immigration gets revisited in a couple of years and a much more liberal policy is adopted by the (probably) Obama Administration than the deal they had on the table from Bush that could have made it nice for everyone and was in NO WAY amnesty.

  2. David Black Smoke Crack Says:

    I think the whole thing is a dark, black and ugly conspiracy. This website should be shut down.

    Talking about dark, black or ugly toics s offensive to all of the intelligentsia of Utah, which obviously includes me.

  3. andrewsmiracledrug Says:

    Thanks for plugging one of my favorite Utah blogs. Voice of Utah definitely deserves the recognition (and the hits!).

    Once, again, VoU’s insight on Buttars is second to none.

  4. jennifer Says:

    Thanks for the blog link. I get really tired of the anti-immigrant rhetoric too. One acquaintance said “I don’t care if they come here legally, like my family and your family did…. ” As if the US had much in the way of immigration laws back in the mid 1800s…… Reminds me of a TSHIRT w/ a group of native tribe warriors and the slogan ” Homeland Security for the past 500 years” or something along those lines…………………….

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