Don Tennant at has been, until recently, a vigorous peddler of propaganda and lies supporting the slumdog slave trade. The insurgency has been hammering him hard for months, and obviously getting under his skin.  I've been banned from even reading his blog, and even politically correct, articulate insurgents like Donna Conroy of have been admonished by "Mubai Don" for not toeing the party line when it comes to the Indian Outsourcing Regime.  He frequentlty baited and taunted American techies, going so far as to issue thinly-vield threats of blacklisting anybody who crossed him.

But recently, he started blogging about the crimes committed by Infosys, and the ethnic cleansing of Americans at Cisco, and something must have snapped.  Or perhaps some insurgents paid a visit to his Maine residence and asked him to ponder the wisdom of shipping young men his son's age to die in Iraq and Afghanistan while we import tons of young marble-mouthed retards from India to do nothing but chair warming and booger farming. 

Either way, here is his Mea Culpa:

I Was Wrong — The H-1B Visa Program Must Be Abolished

Posted by Don Tennant                Jun 6, 2011 9:35:59 PM

In the 10 years or so that I’ve been writing about the H-1B visa program, I have steadfastly argued that despite rampant abuse of the system, the positive contributions of many, many people here on H-1B visas warrant continued support of the program. I was wrong. The H-1B visa program needs to be abolished.

It has long been my view that our focus should be on fighting abuse of the program, rather than on fighting for its annihilation. I have been so sickened for so long by the hatefulness of anti-H-1B fanatics who have capitalized on the issue to spew anti-foreigner venom that I was compelled to find every reason I could to support what they hate. I have argued for years that the hatefulness is horribly damaging to the effort to fix the H-1B program, and I feel as strongly about that now as I ever have. But what I have come to recognize is that the H-1B program in irreparable. So I was wrong to support its continued existence.

It wasn’t an easy conclusion to come to. I remain humbled and inspired by the examples set by many families whose outstanding accomplishments here have been made possible by the H-1B program. I remain blown away by the fact the 60 percent of the finalists in the 2011 Intel Science Talent Search competition are the children of parents who came to the United States on H-1B visas, and I see absolutely no reason to try to discredit that competition or those findings as a means of discrediting the H-1B program. I remain blown away by the stories of people like Dan Simpelo, a high school senior in New City, N.Y., whose family came here from the Philippines four years ago, and whose father had come here two years earlier on an H-1B visa. Dan, whose first language is not English, was the valedictorian of his graduating class of 390 seniors. It’s very difficult for me to call for the abolition of a visa program that has made stories like that possible. But I had no choice.

What changed for me is that finally — finally — the voice of reason has drowned out the voice of hate. There’s no better example than the string of hundreds of reader comments that were contributed in response to my recent post, "Will H-1B Visa Holders Feel the Pain of Impending Cisco Layoffs?" Yes, that reader commentary was spiked with the requisite bickering and mean-spiritedness that have marred the discussion on both sides all along. But what predominated was reasoned, compelling, substantiated information contributed by knowledgeable, thoughtful individuals whose inclination is to challenge and document abuse of the program rather than deride and lambast the individuals who hold the visas the program has created.

One of the most reasoned, sensible and articulate voices in opposition to the H-1B program has been that of Roy Lawson, a software developer in Florida who regularly contributes his commentary to the postings here. He made several comments in response to the aforementioned post, none more important than the one in which he conveyed this viewpoint:

I believe [the H-1B program] is flawed beyond repair, and as such it needs to be abolished in favor of something smarter. I believe that corporations should not be immigration middle-men. Immigration is about something much more pure and sacrosanct than corporate profits. I believe it needs to be abolished in favor of permanent immigration, self sponsorship as opposed to corporate sponsorship, the favoring of relatives (families) over new immigrants, and sustainable numbers. I would limit new immigration to 25% of net job gains each year. In years where we have job loss, I would restrict immigration. Finally, certainly more people would apply than we have openings for. I would make the acceptance based on merit, not first come or a lottery. … My case is about economics and national interest, and has nothing to do with race. In fact, I want greater protections for immigrants. I believe the reason they are so easily exploited is because of corporate sponsorship. Green cards (in sustainable numbers) would make them equal players in the labor market. An H-1b visa amounts to second class labor and corporate sponsorship gives companies leverage against your wages and salary. This hurts you directly and it hurts us indirectly – because we now must compete against workers who are easily exploited.

While some of his points are fodder for additional legitimate debate, in essence, Roy is right. I want to express my thanks to him and to all of the other readers who have worked so diligently to make the anti-H-1B argument not only in a way that is convincing, but in a way that upholds the principles of honor, compassion, fairness and decency that our country stands for. I’m proud to join you in opposition to the H-1B program.

Don cites Roy Lawson as his saviour.  Roy used to be a finger wagging scold in the movement, contantly harping on the insurgents to stop talking about the Indians, but of late Roy has trafficked heavily in the connection between Hindoos and Nazis, and the caste system that is part of the slumdog DNA.  As I always say, I'd rather be perceived a racist than confirmed a coward.

Now, the shills for the H-1B visa are few and far between.  Most don't need the redicule and shaming (and even death threats) that come with a puff-piece proclaiming the intellectual superiority of slumdogs and the lie that we need them to run our IT departments.  Business Week had Moira Herbst and Steve Hamm (and Vivek Fraudwha) who made up what I used to call the Tandoori Trifecta, but now all that is left to peddle the NASSCOM lies is the Punjabi Professor.  Moira interviewed me by phone, and then her editor had to make a groveling apology to IVers who threatened to rape her and throw acid in his face if they did not remove the link to my blog.  She hasn't been heard from since Bloomberg bought Business Week.  As for Steve Hamm, who, after spending years working as a shill for NASSCOM, did a hard-hitting piece called "America's High-Tech Sweatshops" and then ran off work at Indian Bowel Movement (IBM).

Even NASSCOM agent Vivek Wadhwa has tired of the threats and stalking that come with the territory, and slinked off to the Washington Post to write mushy crap about "innovation" and "immigrants" with not a mention of fuckin' H-1Bs.  Fellow Desi shill Farhad Manjoo regurgitated one article with Wadhwa's lies, and was last seen crying to the FBI and blogging on Slate about the lastest iPhone.

There really is nothing left for the H-1Bs now.  They are slowly getting shitcanned at American companies, and forced to become illegal aliens, working at motels, cigar shops, and dry cleaners.  Of course, that beats the hell out of going back to India, which even the enlightened New York Times has deemed a stinking shithole full feral racist scum.  Even at Vivek's new home at the Washington Post, over 700 commenters countered the biased notion that H-1Bs are somehow smarter than the locals.  The Hispanics are also getting the hint, and are tiring of being denigrated as criminals by the chest-thumping Indians that proclaim themselves to be the "better brown immigrants."





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United States James
June 11. 2011 19:33

About time the media started recognizing what Indiots, Inc. is doing and has done to our country.

Why do you think the US econ is such a wreck? INDUSTRIAL THEFT! The jealous Asians who have never produced a single industry of their own need ours in order to employ their people. See all those gleaming skyscrapers in the NYT article in India? Where do you suppose a DIRT POOR COUNTRY like India got all the $ to build all that?


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United States cd
June 12. 2011 14:14

I do commend Roy Lawson...he has been there fighting this invasion for a while.  He does not back down and

has been side by side with us tech insurgents in the trenches.

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United States Wakjob
June 13. 2011 00:24

I am glad NASSCOM shills like Tennant finally get it. After all:

Companies ruined or almost ruined by Indian labor

Adaptec - Indian CEO Subramanian Sundaresh fired.
AIG (signed outsourcing deal in 2007 in Europe with Accenture Indian frauds, collapsed in 2009)
AirBus (Qantas plane plunged 650 feet injuring passengers when its computer system written by India disengaged the auto-pilot).
Apple - R&D CLOSED in India in 2006.
Australia's National Australia Bank (Outsourced jobs to India in 2007, nationwide ATM and account failure in late 2010).
Bell Labs (Arun Netravalli took over, closed, turned into a shopping mall)
Boeing Dreamliner ES software (written by HCL, banned by FAA)
Bristol-Myers-Squibb (Trade Secrets and documents stolen in U.S. by Indian national guest worker)
Caymas - Startup run by Indian CEO, French director of dev, Chinese tech lead. Closed after 5 years of sucking VC out of America.
Circuit City - Outsourced all IT to Indian-run IBM and went bankrupt shortly thereafter.
ComAir crew system run by 100% Indian IT workers caused the 12/25/05 U.S. airport shutdown when they used a short int instead of a long int
Deloitte - 2010 - this Indian-packed consulting company is being sued under RICO fraud charges by Marin Country, California for a failed solution.
Dell - call center (closed in India)
Delta call centers (closed in India)
Fannie Mae - Hired large numbers of Indians, had to be bailed out. Indian logic bomb creator found guilty.
GM - Was booming in 2006, signed $300 million outsourcing deal with Wipro that same year, went bankrupt 3 years later
HSBC ATMs (software taken over by Indians, failed in 2006)
Intel Whitefield processor project (cancelled, Indian staff canned)
Lehman (Spectramind software bought by Wipro, ruined, trashed by Indian programmers)
Medicare - Defrauded by Indian national doctor Arun Sharma & wife in the U.S.
Microsoft - Employs over 35,000 H-1Bs. Stock used to be $100. Today it's lucky to be over $25. Not to mention that Vista thing.
MIT Media Lab Asia (canceled)
PeopleSoft (Taken over by Indians in 2000, collapsed).
Polycom - Former senior executive Sunil Bhalla charged with insider trading.
Qantas - See AirBus above
Quark (Alukah Kamar CEO, fired, lost 60% of its customers to Adobe because Indian-written QuarkExpress 6 was a failure)
Rolls Royce (Sent aircraft engine work to India in 2006, engines delayed for Boeing 787, and failed on at least 2 Quantas planes in 2010, cost Rolls $500m).
SAP - Same as Deloitte above in 2010.
Skype (Madhu Yarlagadda fired)
State of Indiana $867 million FAILED IBM project, IBM being sued
State of Texas failed IBM project.
Sun Micro (Taken over by Indian and Chinese workers in 2001, collapsed, had to be sold off to Oracle).
UK's NHS outsourced numerous jobs including health records to India in mid-2000 resulting in $26 billion over budget.
United - call center (closed in India)
Virgin Atlantic (software written in India caused cloud IT failure)
World Bank (Indian fraudsters BANNED for 3 years because they stole data).

I could post the whole list here but I don't want to crash any servers.

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United States jimmy legaro
June 13. 2011 09:28
jimmy legaro

There is a simple way to change the H1-B program so that it actually is useful to the USA. Make a minimum wage requirement of 150K. That's right. 150K.
So the thousand or so verified genius class Indians can come over here provided we pay them min 150K. The rest can stay in India.
This would undercut what the program has become, an IT slave program designed to undercut American IT workers.

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Canada ezy
June 13. 2011 10:18

Ok so after 15 years everyone realises the H1-B is useless to the local economy but then how will corporate Amerika make quick tax free profits at the expense of the local workforce ?

With the L1 visas now ?

And how else will everyone come to the US to make a buck or settle down ?

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India Slumdog Slayer
June 13. 2011 11:53
Slumdog Slayer

A typical slumdog at a desi call center:

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United States Bobby Jindal
June 15. 2011 14:09
Bobby Jindal

Wow...looks like you guys have really low bar for being elated. Have you seen the influx of desis into the most business friendly state - Texas? I sure hope Rick Perry enters the race and kicks Obama's ass.

With more union busting legislation (, there's no stopping for outsourcing govt IT work too.  

And you guys are celebrating some obscure guy's

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United States James
June 16. 2011 00:59

Oh you must mean like the big project Indian Bowel Movement did for the State of TX which TX is now suing IBM for. How much was it? $867 million? Yeah, I bet more slumdog outsourcers get work there. LOL.

Which state will you target next? There aren't too many more which you haven't already cleaned out lulz.

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United States Heartlander
June 16. 2011 08:08

You Indians can't have it both ways. When Obama goes over there and bows and scrapes, or idiot Michael Bloomberg wants to lift the yearly cap to infinity, you're so happy you pee your pants because you understand the value of "thought leaders" even though they can't personally do anything for you specifically. Don was a "thought leader" in that he led the charge to call Americans names every time we tried to resist the invasion and keep our jobs. No matter how ghastly the comments or behaviors from the Indo-invaders, they were ok with him and we were always at fault. But we had a point all along, and now that has become obvious.

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United States Bobby Jindal
June 16. 2011 13:00
Bobby Jindal

"Oh you must mean like the big project Indian Bowel Movement did for the State of TX which TX is now suing IBM for. How much was it? $867 million?"

Hahaha...One more example of being elated by just one small thing. Who cares IBM got sued? Their stock price has been rising and they are celebrating 100th birthday!.

There are way too many companies setting up offices in TX because of Rick Perry's super business friendly attitude. 1 out every 3 desi getting a new job happens to move to TX for that job!!

>Which state will you target next?

No, don't worry. Indians don't like crappy states like WY or SD or ND. Its for dumbfucks like you so that you can blame all other "elite" states for having "furriners".

Did you even tried to check why Indian stick market jumped the night (morning there) when Bush beat Kerry on 04?

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan Babu Rudeboy
June 16. 2011 22:39
Babu Rudeboy


Please ban this shill/troll/asshole Bobby Jindal (whose namesake's real given name is Payush, by the way). You probably know him by his other handle: Code Corrector.

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United States James
June 17. 2011 01:10

South Dakota has a massive budget surplus while slumdog states like CA are going broke and are full of FOR LEASE. I think you will find Texans not so friendly once they see you trash their state like you've trashed CA.

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June 17. 2011 11:13
tunnel rat


Nope, the insurgency has traced Jindal to a Qualcomm worker in San Diego.  CC is a NoCal slumdog, probably working at one the networking hardware companies.  BJ is probably a Gulti or one of the farmboy slumdogs, based on his Hinglish.  CC may IIT, and has impeccable grammer.

Happy Hunting.

United States Heartlander
June 17. 2011 14:14

Who cares why the Indian stock market jumps? It can jump because an elephant steps on a dalit, or drop because cow piss splashes Aishwaria's zillion crore salwar suit. Both of which events are more likely than India actually contributing anything that helps the west.

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United States Bobby Jindal
June 17. 2011 18:07
Bobby Jindal

What do you gain by banning me? Is it because you always voted republican and now don't want to me to spill the truth on who's real H1b enabler?

And btw, its not Payaush...its Piyush.

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