This one hasn't quite made it onto most calenders yet, but yes, May 1st is indeed Immigrant Rights Day. According to one web site, the day is celebrated because "Organizers in cities and towns around the U.S. are hoping to bring back the historical significance of May 1st in international labor and workers' struggles, and to reignite the labor movement by integrating recent undocumented workers' struggle for amnesty. Marches, rallies, and other gatherings on that date will focus on, among other things, amnesty for those who do not have current documents."
Well isn't that just fantastic. It's good to see that immigrants are stepping up their lobbying efforts of federal officials to protect the rights of those who shouldn't even be in this country. Simply amazing. At least gas prices and the economy have knocked immigration reform off the radar as the number one issue among Americans.
In other feel good news, ExxonMobil said record crude prices helped its net income grow 17% in the first quarter. Earnings for the first three months of the year rose to $10.9 billion up from $9.3 billion a year ago.
Thank God, I was was really starting to worry about ExxonMobil's viability to remain competitive in this dynamic world economy.