Where does the good go

Oh, Arizona…we meet again

@martybeckerman Has anyone made a “but it’s a dry hate” Arizona joke yet??

The nation’s totally not racist state of Arizona has legalized racial profiling!

“It’s going to change our lives,” said Emilio Almodovar, a 13-year-old American citizen from Phoenix. “We can’t walk to school any more. We can’t be in the streets anymore without the pigs thinking we’re illegal immigrants.”

Protesters gathered in Miami Friday evening at the Freedom Tower, where thousands of Cuban refugees were processed after fleeing the communist revolution.

Great. Just great. Oh, and by the by President Obama nice move pulling Napolitano out of the Arizona statehouse, her successor is awesome.

Oh, and lest anybody be confused, I am firmly and steadfastly against illegal immigration. Heck, catch me on certain days and I’m against legal immigration — but giving the cops the right to stop brown people on the street to “check their papers” is nothing short of a dungpile of horse manure. Hmm…maybe I’ll help Arizona out and go looking for the Russian, Polish and Canadian illegals. Jackasses.

6 Responses to “Oh, Arizona…we meet again”

  1. Charles Says:

    I guarantee that Napolitano would have signed that bill. As governor she was on board with everything that crazy racist Sheriff Joe Arpaiao was doing.

  2. Pearatty Says:

    “Napolitano would have signed that bill.”

    Not true. Napolitano is a smart politician who didn’t outright call Arpaio a crazy cracker, but kept her finger in the dyke by consistently vetoing this kind of crazy cracker legislation. AZ progressives begged Obama not to take her to DC, because we knew that this is exactly the kind of crazy cracker thing the legislature would do. AZ is lost now, I think. There’s a tipping point where you’re just known as the crazy cracker state — good people leave, bad people are attracted.

  3. Pearatty Says:

    Btw, if progressives really care, there’s a fantastic way a Civil Rights movement protest could have effect. Bankrupt the state of AZ. The bill has a provision which gives a private right of action to a citizen against officials who refuse or fail to enforce the law.

    So, e.g., Mr. Bystander sees Officer Johnny Law stop an assault against Senor Suspicious, and Officer Law doesn’t ask Senor Suspicious for proof of citizenship. Or, Senor Suspicious is unable to provide such documentation, but Officer Law doesn’t arrest him. Mr. Bystander can sue Officer Law and his locality employer, for damages.

    Activists can come to (or organize in) Arizona, approach police officers and firefighters, and ask for simple assistance in heavy accents. Each such activist should be accompanied by another citizen who remains silent. When/if the official asks for documentation of citizenship, the activist should refuse to provide it. The official then takes one of two actions, either one of which could, in sufficient numbers, bankrupt the state: (1) the officer takes the activists to jail, thus filling up the jails MLK style; (2) the official fails to take the activist to jail, at which time his/her citizen companion files a pre-drafted complaint against the officer and the police department, for refusing to enforce the law.

    This protest would probably provide the basis for Civil Rights suits as well, if it were noted that activists speaking in heavy Spanish accents got asked for i.d. and arrested, while those speaking in heavy French, Irish, and other Northern European accents were not.

    Any takers?

  4. Wygant Says:

    Man, I leave the state for one week and the whole place goes to hell. Heads will roll.

  5. Dawn Summers Says:

    Hahah I LOVE your protest plan! Did you come up with that? Or did you read it somewhere?

  6. Pearatty Says:

    Actually, Mr. Pearatty came up with it — he makes Machievelli look straightforward.

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