UPDATE 1: It's 9:30, and I'm still hanging on. I'm getting a little dizzy, but maybe it's just from the lack of fumes from all the lawn mowers that aren't running today. Oh, and Michelle has a great roundup of multimedia stuff concerning May Day.
UPDATE 2: I just wanted to say a heartfelt THANK YOU/MUCHAS GRACIAS to all those immigrant folk/supports who actually WENT to work today, and sent your kids to school today. Thank you for using your brain, and thank you for being a good citizen. You will ALWAYS be welcome here.
UPDATE 2.5: Tom Tancredo (R, Colorado) has a great piece over at National Review Online about what a day without ILLEGAL immigrants would mean for Colorado. Pretty eye-opening. An excerpt:
Hospital emergency rooms across the southwest would have about 20-percent fewer patients, and there would be 183,000 fewer people in Colorado without health insurance.
OBGYN wards in Denver would have 24-percent fewer deliveries and Los Angeles’s maternity-ward deliveries would drop by 40 percent and maternity billings to Medi-Cal would drop by 66 percent.
Youth gangs would see their membership drop by 50 percent in many states, and in Phoenix, child-molestation cases would drop by 34 percent and auto theft by 40 percent.
UPDATE 3: It's about 1:15, and the United States is still a cohesive, standing country. I, however, have gone blind in one eye and have a strange growth on my shoulder. I think it's staring at me...
UPDATE 4: I may have a problem. The growth (which insists that I call him "Juan") has erected a Mexican flag and has begun a "boycott". I told him that I provide him with nutrients and sustenance free of charge, and I pointed out that he does nothing for me in return that any of my other body parts couldn't do. He then declared me a racist and screamed "VIVA LA REVOLUCION!" I'm not sure what that means, but I wonder if need to go get the Dremel tool and remove "Juan" before things get worse...