The whole illegal immigrant law thing is being challenged. I heard about it on NPR. The basic jist of the appeal is that it results in nothing more that racial profiling if you ask folkst o prove their status when stopped for other violations... One major flaw I readily saw was that a driver's license is an accepted form of proof. I personally know illegals that have driver's licenses and some here legally that don't. I mean, duh...really?
Beyond that I got to thinking and chuckled to myself as I wondered how hard it is to fake an American accent. Movie actors do it. We all faked other accents at some time in our lives. How hard could it be? What would make our language so special that you couldn't fake the funk? I don't know. Do you?
And another topic came up in the car this week. We were discussing Columbus and how he called everyone Indians when he got here. I pointed out that it was rather silly...I mean you go off searching for a new route to India because they have silk an all this other cool shit. Then you arrive in America. There's no silk, the people look different and they don't even sound the same. Really dude? Did you not realize you fucked up? Or were you trying to look good? And why we continue to call Native Americans by the name Indian confounds me.