I would like to apologize for belittling my mother and underestimating her intelligence on immigration matters, as posted last week. She has a weird sense of humor when it comes to forwarding me emails--she just likes to get me riled up (well done!)...also, upon further reflection, I do realize how crass and puerile I sounded in my post through over-use of the term "retard", in some instances shortening it to "'tard".
I hope that I did not offend anyone by using the term. I do realize how ostensibly offensive it is to the mentally retarded to be compared to xenophobic conservatives. Maybe someone should sick the Grammar Hammer on me:
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