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Rule 5 and Immigration Policy

Posted on | February 23, 2013 | 17 Comments

Years ago, I propounded Rule 5 — “Everybody Loves a Pretty Girl” — as one of the secrets of blogging success. And I have also stipulated that, despite my somewhere-to-the-right-of-Tom-Tancredo stance against illegal immigration, I’m firmly opposed to a crackdown on beauty queens who have overstayed their visas: Bring me your tired, your poor, your Miss Universe contestants yearning to breathe free.

So . . . some people don’t seem to appreciate the humor in that.

“Tough room,” as they say.


17 Responses to “Rule 5 and Immigration Policy”

  1. PATR2014
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Rule 5 and Immigration Policy #TCOT

  2. 20thCenturyVole
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Be on the lookout for Aztec Jaguar gods, is my advice.

  3. Esau's Message
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    There is no such thing as bad publicity, Stace.

  4. Adjoran
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    The popularity of HuffPo is just another indictment of our government-run education system.

  5. JeffS
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 1:28 pm

    There’s a Mexican feminazi lurking in the background, Stacy. Better put on your Kevlar reinforced jock strap. Just in case.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

    Can’t people take a joke anymore?

  7. joethefatman
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

    Just give them a temporary work visa and let it expire. They’ll get to stay and be eligible for an amnesty deal. Sí Sí Se Puede

  8. Bob Belvedere
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

    I retweeted RR’s post and PuffHo didn’t contact me for a comment and I hate, hate, hate illegal immigrants!

    But that’s okay, ’cause I’m chopped liver…and chopped liver has no feelings.

  9. RichFader
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    Rule 5 ought to be a complete defense to most violations of immigration law. There simply is no such thing as too many beautiful women.

  10. Wombat_socho
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 7:38 pm

    This is PuffHo we’re talking about, so no.

  11. Wombat_socho
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 7:39 pm

    We whupped them once with fairly primitive weapons; given today’s technology things should go even faster.

  12. Quartermaster
    February 23rd, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    The lack of feeling may be the result of Maker’s Mark.

  13. bobbymike34
    February 24th, 2013 @ 3:15 am

    I feel bad you stole my “Hot chicks from all over the world” immigration policy. So many countries so many beautiful women.

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 24th, 2013 @ 5:18 am
  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 24th, 2013 @ 5:18 am
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  17. Becca Lower
    February 25th, 2013 @ 1:44 am

    When’s the last time their “Latino Voices” section reached out to you for a quote, Stacy? Too funny.