It seems to me that there are two kinds of people: Those that always favor new stuff and those that fix old stuff that still has something worth saving.

I’m the latter. This could be the reason why I drive a truck with 217k miles on it…or why I don’t trade my 44-year-old husband in for a young buck given his bad knees, chronic neck pain, poor hearing, and shoulder issues (jumping out of moving birds are hazardous to your long term health, that is, given you successfully avoid bouncing off the ground in the first place).
The fact is, like my fella, despite his need for routine rub-downs, he’s a heck of a lot better than anyone else I could ever hope for. I feel that way about a lot of things that may be a bit tattered, but still have use and value. I feel this way about much of our current laws, including those that stipulate who can be in our country and who cannot. Do we need new immigration laws (including new legislation regarding guest workers) and who’s to say that these new, better laws will be followed anyhow? Are illegals who disregard our laws now going to follow new, better plans being proposed by elephants vying for the GOP nomination? What about those who employ the illegals? If they aren’t sharing the responsibility of keeping our laws from ridicule, then what’s the point?
Modern Farmer is a magazine that I love to read because it is mostly non-political. It sticks to ideas for growing, breeding (animals not people), and innovations in agriculture. I think Jethro Tull would read Modern Farmer, should he be breathing vs. placating soils with his own carcass.
But today, when Modern Farmer arrived in my inbox, who was on the front page but Donald Trump? As fun (and easy) as it is to pick on his bouffant (despite the fact that I had similar "feathered" hair in 1986), I find it funny that farmers claiming to be conservative are predicting a massive food shortage in the U.S. if illegals are ushered back to their homelands, Trump style. The farmers claim that they cannot find Americans willing to work in the fields, but it seems to me that the problem is not finding people to work, it’s finding people to work below minimum wage.
This is the very same argument that other industries use to justify hiring illegals. The hospitality sector is guilty of this. But I suspect the argument is exaggerated. Those are jobs that younger Americans would be doing, maybe college students. How many college students do heavy lifting as movers on the weekends? Or deliveries? The last delivery I had through Restoration Hardware was with two undersized South Americans utilized for an eight foot sofa. Was that another job that only illegals could do inside the budget? It’s not like shipping was free.
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