Thursday, June 21, 2007

MOOO-ve Over Illegal Aliens, USDA to Track Cows

The U.S. government has repeatedly told the public it is not possible to track 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens, many of whom entered the country legally and just didn't go home. Despite the impossibility claim to keep tabs on the illegals in this country, the government believes, writes Henry Lamb, it can efficiently track cows everywhere within the borders of the 5o States. Not only track cows, all 100 million of them, but also 500 million chickens and every horse, sheep, goat, and any other barnyard livestock one can think of. Llamas? Yep, llamas, too.

Read the entire article at Indigo Continuum.

The National Animal Identification System (NAIS), an international program intended to track and stop the spread of diseases across domestic and international borders, intends to tag every animal, most probably, with a Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID). Each animal will bear a unique number and radio frequency that the Agriculture Dept can track by satellite. If any animal leaves their last known address for any reason (like the cow is going to leave a note), the farmer, rancher, 4-H'er, every Mary with a little lamb will have 24 hours to notify the authorities. If not, 8 year old Mary will face a stiff fine and/or serve time in the pokey.

The NAIS website, says the program "makes it easier for producers, States, industry, and USDA to determine the scope of a disease or animal health event and locate infected animals." It will also ensure that farmers and ranchers "receive accurate information about where a disease outbreak or other animal health event is occurring and where it is headed."

While all of this is laudable and perhaps even desirable given the recent pet food contamination from China and the contaminated fruit from Guatamala a few years ago (raw human wastes were used to fertilize apples resulting in intestinal distress for thousands and some deaths among the elderly and those with weakened immune systems in the U.S.), the tracking of cows pales in comparison with the danger illegal aliens pose. An estimated 1200 terrorists have entered the country across our southern border, the majority of prisoners in California penitentiaries are illegals, and a rising tide of child molesters are illegals, these among other dangers are threatening to bankrupt the various local and state governments. Additionionally, many new diseases are being brought here from there, like dengue fever, Nile River fever, Avian Influenza, while older diseases once eradicated like polio, mumps, measles, whooping cough (pertusis) are once again seen in our streets, schools, and hospitals.

Illegals have brought increased crime and drugs, gang activity, all of which clog our legal system, jails, and prisons. The drain on the treasuries of the Federal government and those of the several States is crushing. Nearly all of the trauma centers in Los Angeles, once the pride of the nation's health care system have closed for lack of operating funds caused by the overwhelming influx of illegal aliens. And the government is helpless to do anything other than offer legislation to give amnesty-lite to the illegals.

Through all of this, the Department of Agriculture proceeds apace to track cows.

And sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, turkeys, ducks, geeses, llamas ...

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


don said...

Indi, I visit dozens of blogs. I have been coming here since your very first posting. There are some great ones out there like Mike's America and the city troll. For my money this is still the best.

Indigo Red said...

Thanks, Don. That's encouraging and I just might continue blogging. No, I have no plans to quit anytime soon. Sometimes it gets hard, then comes a story so dumb, like the cows, that I just can't stop for fear I'll miss the next ridiculous episode.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a plan... do you think the illegals will line up to get 'chipped'?

If only it were that easy.

Mike's America said...

Maybe we could put cowbells around the necks of illegals... Oh... on second thought, that might jar with the beat from their Salsa music that they blare out from the cars on the highway here.

Indigo Red said...

Not just in your environs, Mike. That's how I was awakened this morn. Salsa blaring so loudly from a passing car that it set off car alarms as it passed. Now, there's a reason for an armed America.

dcat said...

:D :D :D

Ortho said...

Great post Indigo Red! Sometimes the absurdity of the government and its bureaucrats are mind blowing. Track cows. Cows, a threat to national security. Wow!

Keep up the great work! I have to travel over to "Indigo Continuum".

dcat said...

Free radios for a chip! Line up here :D :D :D ;)

Indigo Red said...

I really like this story. It's at once incredibly funny and sad, stupid and brilliant, and comforting and frightening. Make no mistake, folks. This not just YOUR government at work, it is emblematic of governments in general.

There are also news stories on tagging your pets, too. If they wonder from your property, the registered tag company will phone you to go get your dear little Fido or Fluffy.

Then the tagging morphed to children. Some parents have already opted to have little Mary ab Tommy implanted with RFI tags just in case something untoward happens.

Honestly, people! Each of us has a higher chance of being struck square on the noggin by a meteor or being the sole winner of any lottery than ever needing to be tracked with an RFI tag.

On the other hand, if governments can spend billions of dollars to track hundreds of millions of cows and other livestock, then we can certainly track tens of millions of illegal gate crashers, many of whom came here legally and do have entry documents to trace. It's a matter of desire.

Americans have never been short on desire. Currently, we desire illegals to be dealr with in a manner commensorate with our desire they be should be rounded-up and sent packing.

Deportacion: SI SE PUEDA!