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Good Old American Capitalism Penalizes Anti-Immigrant City. FOX Hosts Quite Distressed.

Reported by Marie Therese - January 12, 2007 -

This morning (January 12, 2007) FOX & Friends host Steve Doocy and his partners in sleaze, Getchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade, were upset by the news that a group of resourceful Dallas landlords are taking advantage of an unexpected business opportunity. Recently, the town of Farmers Branch, Texas, which is a part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, passed an ordinance preventing their own landlords from renting to illegal immigrants. Needless to say, the passage of this city ordinance pleased the trio of F&F hosts and the xenophobic FOX News audience. However, there was no joy in FOXville yesterday as the mighty Farmers Branch struck out both in court and in the free market.

GRETCHEN CARLSON: Well, another thing that some people might be sayin' - "Eh, that smells a little fishy here" - is goin' on in Texas. Now you may remember that Farmers Branch there, which is a suburban area, they had had an ordinance barring landlords from renting apartments to illegal immigrants. And this was passed unanimously by the city council there. Well, it happened back in November and since that time businesses in that area say, hey, guess what? Our business is down 20 to 50 percent. People - illegal immigrants - don't want to come here and rent apartments anymore because they're fearful that agents will be there and arrest them and all this. Well, now, a state judge is blocking that ordinance, so will this law actually stay in place?

STEVE DOOCY: It was supposed to go into effect today, so, essentially, it is still OK for - uh - renters to get - uh - apartments from - ya' know, illegally - according to what Farmers Branch has passed. What's extraordinary, though - and Gretchen touched on the fact that business is down in Farmers Branch, according to the critics of this particular ordinance - however, what's a little disgusting is the fact that, because so many illegals apparently have said "It's a little dicey livin' here in Farmers Branch, we're gonna live somewhere else", there are a number of apartment complex owners who have been circulating flyers on the homes of presumably illegals in Farmers Branch that say - the flyers say - "No papers. No problem." This is all in Spanish. "Here we value our residents tremendously." So, in other words, these other apartment complexes are targeting illegals.

BRIAN KILMEADE: Yep.

DOOCY: You're in the country illegally? Come on and live over here, in Dallas!!

KILMEADE: Threaten 'em with jail and they'll change their tune and, we'll see, it's all gonna be repealed.

COMMENT
I'll bet there are a lot of businesses in Farmers Branch secretly hoping that this ridiculous, costly and punitive law is permanently overturned by the Texas state judicial system.

Perhaps now that business is off by such large percentages, the townspeople of Farmers Branch will realize that those immigrants they despise so much spend the money that pays for shiny cars, comfy motorhomes, propane BBQs and fancy college educations!

As for the Dallas landlords, they saw a great business opportunity and took advantage of it. What could be more capitalistic than that?