Saturday’s editorial in the New York Times congratulates the Phoenix Los Suns players and ownership for “truly being role models.” Wow, how far have athletes fallen when defending lawbreakers returns them to “role model” status?
Keep in mind this editorial castigating Arizona’s immigration law comes from within the borders of the same city that gladly pays to deport the homeless to other states. The ultimate dilemma for the New York Times would be if a homeless illegal was camped out in their lobby.
On a somewhat separate note, how’s this for irony — I did watch a bit of the Los Suns game the other night, and I was absolutely horrified by what I saw: Standing in the entrances to US Airways Stadium were employees of Robert Sarverchecking everybody’s papers!
Apparently if you don’t have what the fascist NBA refers to as a legally purchased “ticket” you can’t get in. And if you sneak in, Sarver’s goons will find you and kick you out and/or press criminal charges. What’s this country coming to?
This is a great response from the Arizona governor that points out that the problem is real and people are being hurt or murdered due to Federal inaction under the dangerous comical pretense that “illegal” is a race instead of a crime:
Brewer also pretty much told Charles Schumer to go screw himself, which is yet another reason to like her.
Wow, that was fast. Opponents of the law are pointing to this as evidence of how awful the law is, and proponents are pointing to this as evidence that the law will do what it was intended to do, which is get illegals out of the state:
Arizona’s sweeping immigration bill allows police to arrest illegal immigrant day laborers seeking work on the street or anyone trying to hire them. It won’t take effect until summer but it is already having an effect on the state’s underground economy.
“Nobody wants to pick us up,” Julio Loyola Diaz says in Spanish as he and dozens of other men wait under the shade of palo verde trees and lean against a low brick wall outside the east Phoenix home improvement store.
Many day laborers like Diaz say they will leave Arizona because of the law, which also makes it a state crime to be in the U.S. illegally and directs police to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants.
SEIU is behind many of the protests. Gee, you’d think “big labor” in the US would welcome these kinds of laws that get rid of “under the table” labor, wouldn’t you? I guess the votes illegals provide Democrats, and ultimately the favors Democrats provide big labor, outweigh the union jobs (and subsequent dues payments) they cost big labor.
The Wagah Border Ritual is a sort of “International political struggle” meets “Greenwich Village dinner theater” played out at a border gate. Michael Palin calls it “carefully choreographed contempt” — I think we need something similar at the US/Mexico border (the ritual at the US/Canada border would be the same, except on ice):
It’s important to remember that people attempting to cross the India/Pakistan border illegally, as entertaining as this is, are shot on sight. But we won’t tell the left that part until they’re on board with the new border show.
If a Tea Partier were suspected of doing this, it would be the lead “proof of right-wing hatred and vitriol” story on Olbermann tonight, but instead it’ll be reported as an innocent group of people being denied basic human rights who have been forced to resort to perpetuating a stereotype about themselves:
The conflict over a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration in Arizona intensified Monday as vandals smeared refried beans in the shape of swastikas on the state Capitol’s windows.
More protests were planned Monday after thousands gathered this weekend to demonstrate against a bill that will make it a state crime to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona.
Ah, the tolerant left. It’s funny how the Arizona Gov and other politicians who support the law are being portrayed as Nazis. How do they think Hitler would have dealt with illegals? A lot different than it’s being dealt with now.
The words “make it a crime to be an illegal…” says everything we need to know about how far the USA has fallen, and that it’s actually controversial speaks volumes more.
Why is this happening? You guessed it — Bush’s fault:
Update: A new poll finds that 60% of Americans agree with verifying immigrant status. Only 31% agree with Obama and his fellow leftists. Obama doesn’t care about that because we’re talking about too many potential Democrat voters here to make the libs/lefties give a damn about the law. Team Obama’s motto is “They’re illegal, but not illegal illegal…”
Update II: San Francisco City Attorney calls for the people in his city to boycott Arizona, which could of course cause irreparable damage the throw-pillow industry that built Phoenix.
Watch out, Arizona is thinking about having the audacity to enforce a common-sense law, which must mean somebody’s rights are being violated:
President Barack Obama on Thursday criticized a pending Arizona law that would make it a state crime to be in the United States illegally and require anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant to produce identification.
Such legislation could “threaten to undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans,” the president said during a naturalization ceremony for members of the United States Armed Services.
No, what it threatens to undermine is the basic notion of Democrats wanting to get the votes of millions of illegals because increasing numbers of legal American voters are turning on them and they know it.
Requiring people suspected of being illegal to produce ID undermines the notion of fairness, but forcing legal citizens to purchase a product they may not need or want does not undermine the notion of fairness. Taking money and property from one person and giving it to another does not undermine the notion of fairness. Forcing legal citizens to pay to bail out Wall Street firms that donate millions to the man forcing taxpayers to bail out Wall Street does not undermine the notion of fairness. Forcing legal citizens to pay for the health care and welfare of illegal aliens does not undermine the notion of fairness.
Hey America, want Obama to fight for you to be left alone? Want Obama to fight to protect your rights and privacy? Then rescind your US citizenship, leave the country, and sneak back in as an illegal alien.
Then again, since illegal aliens don’t pay taxes, maybe Obama just wants a ready pool of potential cabinet members on standby.