Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Arizona: we're mad as hell and we're not going to take this any more

The City of San Francisco is indignant that the State of Arizona has passed a law to actually make it illegal to be in the state illegally, and its supervisors are calling for a sweeping boycott.  From the San Francisco Chronicle:
A resolution that will go before the board Tuesday will call for San Francisco to end any and all contracts with Arizona-based companies and to stop doing business with the state.

"We want to send a message," Supervisor David Campos told a rally on the steps of City Hall this morning. "There are consequences when you target a whole people."

Last Friday, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a law making it a crime for an immigrant to be in the state without proof of legal residency and requiring police to seek out and detain anyone suspected of being in the country illegally.

The law, which will take effect this summer, is certain to face legal challenges. President Obama has called the bill "misguided" and ordered the Justice Department to determine whether it violates civil rights.

There's no way to tell yet how a boycott of Arizona would affect San Francisco.

"We're trying to figure that out now," Campos said. "We do know that we won't be sending any city employees to conferences in Arizona."
In a state with an unemployment rate of 13% and a city where 1 in 3 city workers earns $100,000 or more, it is doubtful that the State of Arizona will feel anything but validation from a San Francisco boycott.  Today on his show, Rush Limbaugh agreed:
San Francisco says that they are going to boycott Arizona, and I'm sure the people of Arizona are happy as hell about that. In fact, if I were the people in Arizona, I'd capture the illegals and send them to San Francisco. Sanctuary city, hey, you know, like 'em so much, here. Glad to send 'em your way. And, by the way, you don't want to come here to see Arizona, fine and dandy with us. Do you believe -- and I totally do -- the leader of this country, Barack Obama, is leading a charge by the Democrat Party against a state and a personal jihad against a governor. He is supposed to be president of all the people. But, boy, you go against the regime, and the regime will come after you. It's going to be interesting to see.
The elected representatives of Arizona only acted after repeated attempts to get the Obama administration to do its job and protect the borders of the United States of America.  From Fox News:
Brewer says she has sent 5 letters to President Obama, and spoken to him personally about the deteriorating border situation. She says her entreaties have “been met with complete, total disrespect to the people of Arizona. I mean, we don't even get an answer back in regards to securing our border. So, given that, i think that it was time that Arizonans did step up.”
If the President wants to talk about "audacity," I think here's a perfect example.  He has seen fit to call the people, legislature and governor of a sovereign state "irresponsible" for trying to protect our nation's border where the federal government has failed.

While the drug cartels of Mexico stack up body parts like firewood on the Mexican border with Texas and Arizona, the President pushes his agenda on national health care, cap and trade, and ,unbelievably, immigration reform and plays golf.


  1. Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers laws, pass no permit conceal weapons laws and the state can continue to boycott Martin Luther King Day, well the rest of the Country can boycott the state of Arizona and spank them where it hurts them the most their pocket book. Their phony patriotism is sickening, they are just racists going by another name. We all know you are just itching to put a sheet on their head? Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. It appears that the Republican Party is only good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. The Republicans party will continue turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy appreciation roots) because they continue to allow a small portions (but very loud portion) of their party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to rule their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits and the crazy Birthers who have not learned that the way our courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, do you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called “facts”. Let’s face it no one will take the Birthers seriously until they win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. I heard that Orly Taitz now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC), she wants to re-establish a family values party, that’s like saying that the Catholic Church cares about the welling being of children in their care, too late for that.

  2. Hey Montana, breathe man, you're going to hyperventilate... Also, here's a posting tip: PARAGRAPHS are your friend...

    Also, get YOUR facts straight:

    - Obama - 13%+ unemployment, NO healthcare hearings on CSPAN, Czars and appointees who are tax cheats & lobbyists, refers to Cambridge police as 'Stupid', follows up stupid comment with a beer summit, bows to every king (inluding the Burger King), orders the closing of Gitmo in one year (oops, didn't get that one done), Gay marriage (oops, didn't get that one done), Don't Ask Don't Tell (oops)... Damn, B.O. makes Sarah Palin look like a damned good presidential candidate to anyone that voted for Hope and Change right now...

    - Harry and Nancy - 19% approval rating? Damn, I think Hitler never dropped THAT low...

    You are fighting a losing battle, my friend!

  3. Montana's is a programmed computer-generated response....worse than "astroturf." If you don't believe me, google the phrase "The world is complicated and people like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem."

    Pathetic. Is that all you've got?

  4. On a lighter note, today I will shop for a Diamondbacks shirt and where it proudly!