Here at Political Irony, we firmly believe that comedy is the best cure for political problems (well, at the very least it helps you laugh at them). So we were very happy to see Stephen Colbert join with the United Farm Workers of America in a new website: http://www.takeourjobs.org/. The website invites anyone who is unemployed — especially Washington pundits or anti-immigration activists — to sign up for an agriculture job. If you want a farm job, the site will even find an experienced field hand to help train you, and will connect you to farms that are hiring.
The real question is, how many unemployed Americans will take these backbreaking, dangerous, low-paying jobs. After all, 75% of all farm workers were born in another country, and more than 50% of them are here illegally (according to the Labor Department).
To me, the best part of the website is that the next time you hear someone complaining about how an illegal immigrant has taken his job, you can now tell him where to go.