Well it’s started, the state of Arizona has just passed the most stringent, anti democratic, anti immigrant, anti Latino, anti worker, most repressive, ethnic profiling law that’s come down the pipe since the Japanese Americans were rounded up and put in concentration camps for being Asian looking, during world war 2. Being Mexican looking in Arizona has been dangerous for quite a while now but with this new law in effect looking Mexican can get you detained, locked up, and maybe deported.

Should someone start a little negocio in say Blythe Ca. that sells blond wigs and white pancake makeup for Mexican Americans who have to cross the Arizona border on Interstate 10 heading east? It might help in combating racial profiling by Arizona cops who are now mandated to check peoples papers if they meet certain “criteria’s”, you know, looking Mexican for example.  Illegal trespassing in Arizona without proper papers can get you in trouble now, be cautious.

Arizona Immigration Law Sparks National Uproar

Remember those right wing propaganda films of little Chinese kids putting the finger on their parents for thinking Imperialist thoughts? Well, are we going to experience little Chicano kids snitching off parents who might not be documented? 

It seems workers are being fucked with all over the world, when the good times roll immigrant workers are sought after to do the cheap ass labor, but when times get tough they are convenient scapegoats for fascists like the Arizona Republicans and their running dogs.

The Republican Governor of Arizona has a few days to veto the bill, sign it into law, or just do nothing in which case the law goes into effect.  This is a very retrogressive law that has wide national ramifications for us all.

Boycott Arizona!!

51 thoughts on “BOYCOTT ARIZONA NOW!!

  1. It’s an anti-ILLEGAL immigrant law. Not anti-immigrant law. Get your damn facts straight. If you are a legal latino immigrant, then you have nothing to worry about. Quit your bitchin.

  2. Tornadoes, it’s an anti brown person law. get your damn facts straight. this new law will make it legal for police to pull me over and make me show proof of being here legally. My family has been here since the southwest was still Mexico and there are many like me. We are not all here illegally, but with this new law, all brown people will be treated as law breakers.

  3. This is horrible, imagine if the draconian Arizona cops arrested a mexican drug cartel trafficker or a person previously deported for a violent felony !!!!!!!

  4. What Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) has to say about Amnesty and Tax-Dollar Drain,

    Lamar Smith is the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee.

    Outside of the usual articles from Bloggers like myself and other opponents of illegal immigration, here is a very eye-opening correspondence by an insider of the Washington beltway. While others fudge the truth or downright lie or release rancid propaganda to the masses. Here are some bitter truths that this Representative from Texas is availing us of the ugly truth and the calamitous situation sending us into a black bottomless pit of American bankruptcy.

    Rep. Lamar Smith states:

    President Obama and Congressional Democrats have been talking about giving amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. Tax Day seems like a good time to examine the impact that such a policy would have on your wallet.

    Start with education. Using the average annual American public school elementary and secondary education costs, the Federation for American Immigration Reform has estimated that the total cost of K-12 education for illegal immigrant minors and the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants is $28.6 billion a year.

    Then there’s health care. If illegal immigrants are covered in the health care bill (there is not a strong verification mechanism to ensure they won’t get benefits), it would increase the bill’s costs between $10-$30 billion. Of course, it won’t matter if illegal immigrants receive amnesty since the new law requires health care coverage for everyone.

    Social Security is another area of great concern. Claims by amnesty advocates that illegal immigration can “save” Social Security are false.

    Last year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) ran the numbers at my request. Here’s what they found: For a single 25-year old male with very low earnings, today’s value of his and his employer’s contributions to the Trust Fund will fall $15,596 short of the value of the Social Security retirement benefits he will eventually receive. A single female will receive $20,936 more in benefits than she pays into Social Security. If the immigrant is married but the sole wage-earner, the couple will eventually drain the Trust Fund by $52,460; if the immigrant is married to another very low earner, the drain on the trust fund will be $39,037. The legalization of one million illegal immigrant couples who work for very low wages would be a $101 billion blow to taxpayers. And amnesty for all illegal immigrants would multiply this figure many times!

    When it comes to taxes, amnesty supporters like to say that illegal immigrants will pay their “fair share” of taxes after being granted amnesty. This is deceptive.

    Low-skilled workers often pay no taxes and receive a check from the Internal Revenue Service in the form of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Putting illegal immigrants on the IRS rolls will actually cost the federal government money.

    Since most illegal immigrants have less than a high school education and have well below average incomes, even those illegal immigrants who pay taxes pay far less in taxes than they (and their families) consume in taxpayer-supported benefits. Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation found that the average immigrant household headed by an immigrant without a high school degree receives over $19,000 more in total government benefits each year than it pays in federal, state and local taxes!

    But the impact goes far beyond these direct costs.

    There are nearly 16 million Americans out of work, and about 8 million jobs are held by illegal immigrants. By simply enforcing immigration laws already on the books, we could create millions of job opportunities for American citizens and legal immigrants who played by the rules and entered the U.S. the right way.

    Instead, the Obama administration has all but abandoned worksite enforcement efforts. Administrative arrests are down 87 percent; criminal arrests of employees are down 83 percent; criminal arrests of employers are down 73 percent; the number of criminal indictments are down 86 percent; and the number of criminal convictions is down 83 percent since 2008. This insults unemployed and underemployed American workers who need the jobs held by illegal immigrants.

    The hit is on your wallet! Illegal immigrants are a fiscal drain on American taxpayers. And the Obama administration’s policies only make it worse.

  5. Sheriff Arpaio is the most hateful cop in the public limelight today. He’s a throwback to a time and place in America that we just don’t need to go back to. It’s unfortunate that he’s so well respected by the so called “liberal”, mainstream media. He should be ridiculed every time he’s interviewed. Geraldo handled him pretty well, but come on. I’ve seen you do better, Geraldo.

    “History has seen what happens when you single out people like that” – Geraldo

  6. They said the same thing about Operation Wetback in the 50s and the roundups in the 30s. But each time, citizens were sent off to Mexico with parents, relatives, or just for being brown. Neighborhoods were raided. Police got aggressive on everyone.

    Make a sign for the big May 1st demo protesting this law.

  7. Coming soon: Gonzalez v. Arizona (2010)

    Should go well with Miranda v. Arizona (1966)

    Anyway, if you’re Latino and want to become a precedent, head on over to Arizona if this thing passes. Should be a fun ride.

  8. No it ain’t Ralph. You get your damn facts straight. It is an anti-ILLEGAL immigrant law. And before you start bashing me as some white racist, MY WIFE IS A NON-WHITE IMMIGRANT. A LEGAL IMMIGRANT. She followed the rules. She waited in the immigration lines. She filled out the paperwork and went to the interviews and the medical tests and all that crap. SHE DIDN’T SNEAK ACROSS THE DAMN BORDER.

  9. No one cares about your mail order bride, Tornadoes! As if that means anything.

    It purports to be after illegal immigrants, but it mandates the visual profiling of anyone who “looks” like an illegal immigrant.

    How does an illegal immigrant look? There are illegal Asians, Middle Easterners, Eastern Europeans, British, and Canadians in addition to Latinos.

    Latinos citizens also form a larger number of Americans. Not to mention Mexicans form the largest number of legal residents/immigrants.

    So stop with the holier-than-thou attitude.


    Make sure she has her papers on her before she heads to work. Is she a cleaning lady? A fast food worker? Does she mow lawns (landscaping is so dominated by men though!)? Hoo-boy, make double sure she has her papers.

    Does she have brown skin (which makes her Mexican, despite the abundance of variety in Latin American cultures)? Does she have an accent? Does she say, “Chow me the money!” instead of “Show me the money?” Oh Lordy, maybe your wife can be the Supreme Court precedent. Maybe they’ll stop you once in a while to make things look fair.

  11. Tornado, I notice you didn’t specify which country your wife emigrated from. Is she Mexican? Because Mexican immigrants have a much harder process of becoming legal American citizens than immigrants from elsewhere. Why is a good question. I think the regulations regarding Mexican immigrants stem back to the Mexican American War, and are based on the notion of Mexico being our enemy, and, they’ve just never been modified for peace time. So, if your wife is Mexican and emigrated legally, good for her. But surely even she knows how difficult it is for Mexicans, many of them EXTREMELY poor, looking to emigrate into the United States. With the current regulations, for a lot of Mexican immigrants, who have children in tow, coming into America illegally is the only practical option. Putting food on their kids’ table is more important to them than politically, and arguably racially influenced American immigration laws.

  12. Anyone who claims that the Arizona anti Mexican, racial profiling law, that will soon go into effect, won’t impact or endanger anybody except “Illegal Aliens” is either a lying bigot or an imbecile, or both. The new Arizona law is written and based on ethnic profiling and mandates that LE question people about their citizenship and documentation. So how could anyone be stupid enough to believe that anybody else but Mexican Americans and Mexicans or resemble Mexicans, will be rousted, pulled over, and possibly detained because of lack of documentation? You think white people are going to be pulled over and asked about their citizenship, even if they are Irish, Russian, German, or Australian citizens? Oh Yeah, get real!
    I’ll make a bet that it won’t be too long before some poor Mexican immigrant will be shot to death for running away from the police, some working guy who hasn’t done a thing but knows that the police will ask him for his mica, and not having documents but having a wife and kids at home and knowing how tough it is to get back across the border from Mexico nowadays, he’ll be desperate, afraid, and take off running only to be shot like a dog. It’s coming, bet on it.

    And the response from “Britannica” who uses the “Heritage Foundation” and Republican Congressman from Texas Lamar Smith’s info and boneheaded opinions vis a vis Social Security is laughable if not only misleading and false.
    How can anyone possibly predict what a young man or woman will eventually put into the Social Security fund based on what they might be earning today? Hell Mexicans are hard working and as ambitious as anyone, and if I had to predict what a young 20 something hard working Mexican who makes 15 to 25 grand a year now might be making 30 or 40 years, I would guess it would be triple or quadruple what he or she makes now. How the hell can some right wing racist stooge be believed when they are guessing what someone might make in the future, knowing they have a racist, nativist, anti democratic agenda to push? And any honest person who has worked with undocumented workers could teach the Heritage Foundation and right wing nuts like Lamar Smith a thing or too about what these workers put into the Social Security program without any hope of ever getting any back.
    Listen up stupid! Most undocumented workers use phony names and Social Security numbers when hooking up a jale and most employers don’t really give a damn if there phony. But, billions of dollars put into Social Security will never be touched by these unfortunate undocumented workers, who may return to Mexico without ever touching any SS money’s, or when they get legal they use there own name and social security number, get it stupid?

    Rep Brian Bilbray (R Calif) thinks ethnic profiling is easy enough, just check out the persons shoes, or his clothes, or his or hers actions, hell anybody can pick out a Mexican that’s not racial profiling.

    Sen. John McCain when asked about the new Arizona laws ethnic profiling answers that it’s just too bad, it’s justified by Illegal Mexicans crashing their cars into people on the freeway, on purpose no less. Whaaaaa?

    So everyone can just kick back and ignore this fascist action and scapegoating of Mexican Americans and Mexicans in Arizona, there’s probably a new coffee house or artsy fartsy exhibition that’s more important, hell we got papers, we can speak English well enough to convince some Arizona cop that we’re OK, yeah it’ll work out just fine, it can’t happen here, can it?

  13. “Anyone who claims that the Arizona anti Mexican, racial profiling law, that will soon go into effect, won’t impact or endanger anybody except “Illegal Aliens” is either a lying bigot or an imbecile, or both.”

    Even if there was some magic way to deflect the burden to illegal immigrants only, that bill would still be a mess.

    Imagine dropping everything in your home country, forging into a new land and attempting to make something of yourself or your family. To me, there is nothing more American than that.

    Borders and countries are useful insofar as they provide a rough organization of the world for administrative purposes. However, conservatives are all about free-market, hard work and BOOTSTRAPS. If someone is able to come over here and shop around his or her labor, what’s wrong with that?

    Let’s make peace with the following fact and a presumption.

    1. You simply can’t stop it by force.

    2. There might actually be some, gasp, positive benefits.

    -We have a rapidly aging workforce. Could a replenishment of relatively young workers ease the stress? I heard that illegal immigrants prop up social security to the tune of $8 billion per year.

    -If illegal immigrants are a burden on society, and you can’t stop the flood of illegal immigrants, offer them education. Imagine the Mexican work ethnic with a bachelors degree or a masters degree or simply a vocational degree. They’ll make more money, be happier, and the government will collect more taxes.

    -California in particular needs to watch out for its own best interests. People come here illegally and citizens are leaving the state for greener pastures. When this continues California will be left with a burdensome group of illegal immigrants and no power to actually fix the situation. Instead, an amnesty program must be created so that illegal immigrants can go to school, apply for real jobs, acquire skills and knowledge, and become productive citizens.

    These plans are probably stupid, but they are far superior to any plan based on hate, intolerance and/or injustice.

  14. All good points Spokker, the immigration problem (and especially involving our neighbor Mexico), needs a permanent solution that would resolve the burden people have who may be considered “illegal” by certain segments of our US society.

  15. Mexico’s politicians could also get their shit together too. There is a reason people come here but don’t go there. Just saying.

    Legalizing drugs may go a long way to stabilizing that country so that the government can impose some goddamn order. I only wonder if they have the will to do that.

  16. Spokker
    April 22nd, 2010 | 8:15 pm

    There is a reason people come here but don’t go there.



  17. I thought this was a good comment from some news web site.

    “My elderly neighbor told me that the last time someone asked him for his papers, he immigrated to the United States. He’s from Poland and the Natzi SS was doing the asking. He said beware.”

    Interesting, if true.

    If you aren’t doing anything wrong, then you have nothing to worry about. It’s said so often that I wonder if those saying it have ever read the constitution. Does that mean I’m un-American if I exercise my 4th amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure?

    Personally, I have an annoying adherence to the rule of law, especially traffic laws. I even make full stops at stop signs without fail, every time. I won’t even smoke pot because I’m paranoid about the law. I’m never doing anything wrong, and I have never and will never ever let the police search my home or vehicle without a warrant. All they’ll find is candy wrappers and. Doesn’t matter, I’ll never consent, no matter how awkward it is to refuse, no matter how many times the person I am with tells me to just do it and get it over with.

  18. whether you agree with immigration reform, amnesty, guest worker, etc or not. It’s clear that the blatant racism and xenophobia of this Arizona law is damaging affects anyone who is not white. I doubt that your average Maricopa county deputy will be able tell the different between an undocumented person, a Chicano, a native american and an Eskimo. I can see the headline now, “Native American arrest on suspicion of being an Illegal Alien.”

    I can only hope that this stirs people into action. Most specifically congress into action for immigration reform. But also also every chicano, Latino, mexican american, Chinese american, korean american, hyphenated american or just american. To stand up against this type of discrimination. In previous years the mayday protest have been so fragmented and weak. People still refer to the events of may 1, 2006 because it was the first but also the largest event. We need to stand in solidarity to protest and enact change.

  19. There are many places where racism and nativism can be found, maybe in our own backyards, but for some reason Arizona always seems to be in the forefront of ugly racism and hate.
    Arizona just passed a law aimed at President Obama, sponsored by the screwballs of the ridiculous right wing “Birther’s” movement. It mandates that anyone running for the office of President of the United States must produce for inspection a legitimate birth certificate proving citizenship, WTF!
    It took years and lots of lost money before Arizona finally acknowledged the national holiday for Dr Martin Luther King, and there has been an ugly racial profiling against Latinos and Blacks for a long time now in Arizona. Everytime I cross Arizona on the interstates, whether it be the #10,40,8, or 17, it’s a common sight to see a Latino or Black person pulled over and an Arizona State Policman searching their vehicle, all the doors and the trunk opened. I have been pulled over a half a dozen times in Arizona for shit like a crack in the side window, bogus tickets, checking the paperwork on the worktruck, crap like that, and always with a shitty attitude by the cop who is obviously looking to bust someone on a drug beef.
    And the treatment of Latinos by the white population, the ugly stares with shit on thier lips, the rude behavior by merchants and public servants, it’s pretty typical in Arizona. I have worked on projects in Arizona for months at a time and I have also met very nice people in all colors and ethnicities, but there is a general shittyness about the attitude in Arizona that is baffling.
    Maybe this lady from Arizona “Elenor” who wrote her story for the Arizona Republic has an answer


    “Does Brewer have answer for Eleanor?
    Immigration bill would affect all Hispanics
    by E. J. Montini – Apr. 23, 2010 12:00 AM
    The Arizona Republic
    I received an e-mail from a woman named Eleanor, whose family has lived in Arizona for generations. On a day when Gov. Jan Brewer is expected to sign a harsh new immigration bill into law, I’m wondering how the governor would answer her:

    “Dear Mr. Montini,

    “I would like to tell you a story. It is a story about an average American family. My family goes back several generations but I will start with my Dad. My Dad was drafted in 1918 to fight in World War 1. As soon as he got to boot camp the war was over so he was sent home. Lucky for me as I’m the youngest of 8 children.

    “Then my 2 older brothers went off to fight in the Second World War and served in the Pacific and Japan, lucky for us they came back safely. They didn’t have to go because my Dad was a farmer but they chose to serve their country.

    “My other brother served in the Korean War and also came home safely. A nephew was a Green Beret and served in Viet Nam. Another nephew was at Desert Storm and the Iraq war. Two other nephews were also in Iraq. One is still in the military as is a niece, who is a major in the Marine Corps and also served in Iraq.

    “I have family whose careers run the gamut, teachers, principals, business managers, singers, law enforcement, a judge recently appointed to the superior court of California, court reporters and the list goes on. There are a few skeletons but they are a few.

    “Pretty typical so far, right?

    “The difference is that we are Hispanic. And there are millions like us. I felt I had to speak out because whether Mr. Arpaio or Mr. Pearce says it is not racism, that this latest law is only for illegals, they are generating hatred and suspicion toward all the rest of us. I heard Mr. Pearce on television tonight say that this new bill is not for legal Hispanics, just for illegal Hispanics.

    “So where do we fit in? Being a 4th or 5th generation American, am I a legal Hispanic? Mr. Pearce seems to think that we all came from across the border, but guess what Mr. Pearce, some of us were here waiting on you to cross the ocean.

    “Since the sheriff started this racial profiling, a lot of uglies have come out of the woodwork . . . I have experienced it. I have been shoved, called names, been yelled at and insulted. I have been ignored by clerks in stores . . .

    “I speak English, I don’t have an accent, and I dress like any other American.

    “I feel that the mentality of some people is that you have to be white to be American. I guess they don’t realize that there are illegals here from all over the world and that they come in all colors including white. If the sheriff and the police ask everyone they stop for citizenship status and that means white folks too, then it’s not too bad. However, if they ask only the brown ones, that is racial profiling and I would be extremely insulted.

    “Something else people should know about these Hispanics, my parents taught us a great work ethic, patriotism, honesty, and decency. They never took a penny that they didn’t earn, they felt that it was better to work at any job than to sit on your behind and collect welfare.

    “It is a shame that the history of this great nation seems to be a history of hatred. A hatred for the native Americans, hatred for the slaves they brought over, hatred for the Irish, the Germans, Italians, Japanese , Chinese, Mexicans, gays, etc.

    “Illegal immigration is nothing new. It started a long time ago and we did nothing because it benefited us to look the other way. I’m sure that if the powers that be quit inciting hysteria that we can find some sensible solutions.

    “Thank you for listening,


    Reach Montini at 602-444- 8978 or ed

    And the question I have is, will Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona sign the ugly racial profiling law into effect?
    Will she do the right thing and veto it due to it’s ugly ramifications and condemnation around the world?

    Naw! She’s another right wing stooge that would sell her own mother out for political expediency.
    It’s going to be up to the people to slam the door in the face of the Arizona facist racist stooges.

  20. Conservatives hold up our 40th President Ronald Reagan as a beacon of all that is good and just – yet forget that he granted amnesty to undocumented aliens. Thanks to the great Wikipedia, I can toss out a quote from the ‘ol gipper himself…

    “The legalization provisions in this act will go far to improve the lives of a class of individuals who now must hide in the shadows, without access to many of the benefits of a free and open society. Very soon many of these men and women will be able to step into the sunlight and, ultimately, if they choose, they may become Americans.”

    Was Reagan a Commie/Socialist too?

  21. This is why I carry 7 forms of identification, including my birth certificate and old military i.d.. Governor Brewer deserves a swift patada to her nalgas and I hope she forgets to put on her sunscreen and burns beet red.

  22. Brewer is lying when she says there will be no racial profiling because that is the whole point of the bill. An American citizen was just arrested in AZ because he was driving without a birth certificate. Furthermore, she is lying when she says that the federal government has failed to act. In 2006 Bush tried to pass an immigration bill, but right wing wackos like Brewer blocked it.

    I am not spending one dime in AZ. When the AZ Diamondbacks play in your state, stay home.

  23. Hopefully soon there will be a massive march on Arizona made up of thousands of people without any papers proving citizenship on them. It would be interesting to see how Arizona law enforcement would deal with thousands of people refusing to show “documentation”.
    Boycott Arizona!!

    PS Isn’t it curious how many times the anti spam word here is so appropo? “Subvert”, yeah right on!

  24. Hey- What about the canadians, the asians, and the middle easterners, and the germans, and the africans, and the polish, and all the other non Americans who come to this country by various means? If you go after Mexicans, then go after all ethnic groups, or stop singling out Latinos!! Better yet, get a grip on reality!! Blond dye and white powder should be the hot sellers, in the southwest!! Maybe we could learn to say
    “PAW DRAY”, and “MAW DRAY”, were born in “paw los vur dees”!!!

  25. Latino si tienes dignidad no viajes al estado de Arizona ni consumas productos que distribulla Hensley & Co. Anheuser-Busch Budweiser, Busch, Michelob, Bud Light, and Natural Light. King Cobra and Hurricane Bacardi Silver family and Tequiza Skol.
    pues apoyas a John McCain United States Senator from Arizona. quien respalda ley antiinmigranti

    boycott arizona Hensley & Co. Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona, United States Key people Cindy Hensley McCain (Chair),
    Anheuser-Busch brands
    Anheuser-Busch’s best known beers include brands such as Budweiser, Busch, Michelob, Bud Light, and Natural Light. The company also produces more than 100 beers, import beers, specialty beers, nonalcoholic brews, malt liquors ( such as King Cobra and Hurricane), and flavored malt beverages (e.g. the Bacardi Silver family and Tequiza). Currently, the number 1 ranked beer in America is Bud Light[1

    In addition to brewing its own beer, Anheuser-Busch is responsible for the importation and distribution in the U.S. ofHarbin Lager Tiger Beer Kirin Bass Ale Boddingtons Beck’s Hoegaarden Leffe Stella Artois Löwenbräu Tennent’s Ale Budvar Czechvar Sedrin Beer

  26. I contacted to see if they are going to identify items made or which would be shipped from Arizona warehouses. indicated that they would not identify these items. The only recourse is to add to the list of businesses which support the new Arizona law and the list that should be boycotted.

  27. Arizona can pass race base laws, pass Birthers 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 War profiteering 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.

  28. Thanks for the info everyone, Amazon huh? It’s now on my shit list and I’m sending them a letter. If they want to prosper and grow in a state that legalized racism, profiling people based on race and ethnicity, and be surrounded by boneheads who won’t join the human multi cultural race, then they can be content with being identified with those haters and screwballs.
    Boycott Arizona and all who support that environment there.

  29. Harkins Theaters

    They are located all over the Southwest. I will not spend my money in any of these theaters.

    California: Chino Hills 18, Moreno valley 16

    Texas: Southlake 14

    Colorado: Northfield 18

  30. How about boycotting Arizona Iced Tea? I’m not doing to well financially,so I might take a trip to Phoenix, have my rights violated and sue their pants off!


  32. How Arizona became center of immigration debate
    by Jonathan J. Cooper and Amanda Lee Myers – Apr. 27, 2010 04:03 PM
    Associated Press Writers
    The frustration had been building for years in Arizona with every drug-related kidnapping, every home invasion, every “safe house” discovered crammed with illegal immigrants from Mexico.

    The tensions finally spilled over this month with passage of the nation’s toughest law against illegal immigration, a measure that has put Arizona at the center of the heated debate over how to deal with the millions of people who sneak into the U.S. every year.

    A number of factors combined to produce the law: a heavily conservative Legislature, the ascent of a Republican governor, anger over the federal government’s failure to secure the border, and growing anxiety over crime that reached a fever pitch last month with the slaying of an Arizona rancher, apparently by an illegal immigrant.

    “It’s something that should have been taken care of for years. It’s not something we can keep slacking on,” said Thomas Fitch, whose neighborhood was the site of a raid last month that netted 11 illegal immigrants in a safe house. “At the rate we’re going now, it’s going to get a lot worse.”

    The new law 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.

    Critics warned that the law could result in racial profiling and other abuses, and they are planning a legal challenge and a November referendum to overturn the measure. Supporters of the law say it is a commendable effort to combat what is fast becoming a scourge in the U.S.

    Arizona is the biggest gateway into the U.S. for illegal immigrants. The state is home to an estimated 460,000 illegal immigrants – a population larger than that of entire cities such as Cleveland, St. Louis and New Orleans.

    The Republican-dominated Legislature has backed a series of tough immigration measures in the past decade, only to have the most aggressive efforts thwarted by then-Gov. Janet Napolitano, a Democrat.

    But the political stars aligned this year for the GOP. President Barack Obama appointed Napolitano to his Cabinet, clearing the way for Republican Secretary of State Jan Brewer to take over as governor. The GOP made a headlong rush back into the immigration debate, and Brewer signed the bill last week.

    The law reflects frustration with what many lawmakers see as inaction by the federal government.

    “While the Bush administration dropped the ball on border security and illegal immigration, the Obama administration can’t even find it,” said GOP state Rep. John Kavanagh.

    He said lawmakers also felt compelled to act because more immigrants will come to the U.S. as the economy improves and there is a “smell of amnesty in the air” under the Obama administration.

    Over the past three years, federal agents have made 990,000 arrests of immigrants crossing the border illegally in Arizona, or an average of 900 a day. The figures represent 45 percent of all arrests of illegal immigrants along U.S. borders.

    Authorities routinely come across safe houses and vehicles jammed with immigrants across the vast Arizona desert. Last week, 67 illegal immigrants were found crammed inside a U-Haul truck – a fairly typical scenario in the state.

    “We’re on a hampster wheel here. We’re chasing our tail until that border is secured,” said Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babea, whose territory includes busy smuggling corridors.

    The volume of drugs coming through the Arizona border is also eye-popping. Federal agents seized 1.2 million pounds of marijuana last year in Arizona. That amounts to an average of 1.5 tons per day.

    Pot busts have become so common that until recently federal prosecutors in Arizona generally declined to press charges against marijuana smugglers caught with less than 500 pounds.

    Phoenix has also been dubbed the kidnapping capital of the U.S. amid a surge of extortion-related abductions tied to drugs and human smuggling. The city has averaged about a kidnapping a day in recent years – some resulting in torture and death. Victims’ legs have been burned with irons, their arms have been tied to the ceiling, their fingers broken with bricks.

    The anger over immigration-related violence reached a boiling point in late March when a popular cattle rancher named Rob Krentz was gunned down along with his dog on his property near the border. With authorities suspecting an illegal immigrant, politicians seized on the killing to argue that border security is dangerously weak.

    There has long been strong public support in Arizona for a crackdown.

    In 2004, Arizona voters easily approved a law that denies some welfare benefits to illegal immigrants. It passed with 55 percent of the vote. In 2006, lawmakers put four immigration measures on the ballot, including ones that would deny other government benefits to illegal immigrants and make English the official language. Each measure passed with at least 70 percent.

    At the same time, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio carved out a reputation as a national leader on illegal immigration, routinely carrying out raids in Hispanic neighborhoods that have prompted a federal investigation. He was elected to a fifth term in 2008.

    As the backlash grows over the law, people like Natalia Garcia are closely watching to see how it plays out. She and her husband are illegal immigrants and are afraid that they will get swept up.

    “It’s taking away our human rights because we have brown skin,” she said in Spanish while shopping at a Phoenix grocery store, adding that they will move their family back to Mexico if arrested. “Although we’ll live poor, it’s better to be together.”

    Associated Press Writer Jacques Billeaud contributed to this report.

  33. You poor misinformed people. As a LEO in Arizona, this saddens me that all these people that are fearful and spreading misinformation. You make it sound like I can just go up to anyone walking down the street and demand proof of citizenship. I CAN’T! If I have contact with you, be it a traffic stop or during a criminal investigation. I’m going to ask for ID. Just like I do now. For the vast majority of law-abiding CITIZENS of any color, you will probably never have contact with the police, so there’s nothing to worry about.

    Try reading the bill before you make a negative comment. This bill only re-enforces what I can already do.

  34. Face it, white republican people in America suck. They want the good old days back — plantations and slavery.

  35. Boycott Arizona based corporations
    U-Haul, Best Western, Cold Stone Creamery, Go Daddy, PetSmart, Taco Time, Sky Mall, Harkins Theatres, Dial Corporation, Discount Tire Company, Fender Musical Instruments, Clear Channel Outdoor, Taser International

  36. Yeah Arizona Lawman, reinforcement of what you already do huh,
    “Try reading the bill before you make a negative comment. This bill only re-enforces what I can already do.”

    And does that entail rousting people now on suspicion of being an “illegal alien”?
    Tu sabes, you riding around acting like your the Border Patrol, busting people who look brown and are jaywalking, making a left turn at an intersection to quickly, loitering, spitting on the sidewalk, driving with a crack in the side window of the car, guilty of DWB, (driving while brown or black), being brown in the wrong part of town, being brown or black while driving a luxury vehicle, wearing clothing and shoes that are wetback in appearance, being Mexican looking and living in a Mexican neighborhood while Sheriff Joe Arpayaso and his “posse” stage a roadblock in front of the Catholic Church on Easter or Good Friday?
    Then of course you will ask for “documentation” you know,”Can I see your papers please?”
    Papers? What kind of papers? Oh, since I am brown looking I have now carry a passport? Drivers license or birth certificate not good enough? Oh I see, they could be fake.
    Uh Huh, Oh yeah, nothing to worry about in Arizona for brown people.
    Boycott Arizona!!!

  37. Yea thanks Frank, the southern Mexico immigrant crossing sometimes has tragic consequences, maybe after the Arizona Boycott and the fight against racist profiling by the Arizona White Peoples Party aka The Arizona Republican Party, to stop the abuses of Mexicans and Mexican Americans (and those Central Americans who crossed the Mexican border and ended up in Arizona), by fascist’s like Joe Arpayaso and his white Mexican hunting Posse, we can focus more on the abuses of Central Americans at the border with Mexico.

    And thanks for the link to Amnesty International, I clicked it up and found that they are also concerned and calling the Arizona racial profiling #1070 out for what it is, racism and abusive to a target group, Mexicans and Latinos.
    Read about it at the link below.

    Document – USA: Arizona immigration law threatens human rights


  38. Frank, I thanked you yesterday for the info about abuses of Central Americans at the southern Mexican border, OK? It’s a terrible thing and I’m very glad Amnesty International is on the case, but this thread is about the racist Arizona law #1070 that profiles Mexicans and Mexican Americans for police harrasement and that really boils down to an attempt by the Arizona White Peoples Party, aka The Arizona Republican Party, along with other various racist groups, to rid Arizona of Mexicans and Mexican Americans. This is not speculation but a desire that has been publicly voiced by rascists and fascists like the probable next Senator of Arizona JD Hayworth, who is afraid a multi cultural society and suffers from Mexiphobia.
    And I’ll reiterite for you, since you don’t seem to get it, that as even Amnesty International reports, the abuses against immigrants at the Mexican southern border is being commited by criminals not the state, and AI also reports that even though more can be done Mexico is prosecuting abusers. This info is opposed to the ugly fact that in Arizona it is precisly the State of Arizona that is the agent of abuse.
    So in closing Frank l will leave you a video below showing that this abusive behavior by the agents of the State of Arizona (Sheriff Joe Arpayaso and his 3000 man militia posse being one), has been going on for some time now and that the ugly racist #1070 law just gives a legal veneer for abusive racist actions by the police, private militias and other Arizona LE agency’s.

    Thanks again Frank but this thread is about State abuses against racially profiled humans in Arizona .
    Please don’t act like a troll or I will have to have you deleted.

  39. Rachel Maddow has been blowing the cover off of this thing, all week. I try to avoid cable news anymore, but because of this and the oil spill I’ve been flipping around and I can’t help but to watch Maddow, she is just pulling the mask off of the interest groups behind the Arizona law, like FAIR, and their beliefs in eugenics. Scary stuff. These are not just Americans concerned about borders. They are straight up racists with an agenda of making whites a “clear majority” in America, as Maddow quoted one of them as saying.

  40. This is a disgusting and racist law, in fact it is anti-Hispanic, period. I do not look Mexican, I am an American Citizen of Cuban ancestry…If you saw me, you might think I am “White”. Yet, my looks would not be enough to protect me either in AZ. What if I am pulled over by a cop for something as benign as one of my brakelights being out? I can see it now, the moment I hand-over my license and my Hispanic name is seen…the cop will demand my Naturalization papers. How outrageous that such a stigma should be placed on an ENTIRE CULTURE!!! I don’t live in AZ (thank goodness) but I will boycott AZ and any respectible business (large & small) should too. There hotels and convention centers should remain empty and celebrities should stop performing in their venues (…as you may remember many of them refused play Sun City — to protest Apartied)…perhaps they should also protest the systematic, legalized, institutionalized RACISM allowed within the State of AZ.

  41. Mayday Marches

    Had to sleep on this issue and finally decided that the last thing we as Latinos need right now is harsh criticism among ourselves. The fact of the matter is that we remained peaceful and this time we saw more famous faces.

    In my humble opinion our NEXT STEP furthering our cause for justice is crucial, immigration reform has been on many Presidential Plates and were still washing the dishes and cleaning up in silence, only now those of us who’s parents made sure we could live the American Dream, will get caught in the middle, because we thought we were Americans, and said nothing. It’s time to start thinking about tomorrow and amend how we live today.

    My suggestions:

    Organize our activist nationwide, so we carry the same message and agenda. Use facebook, twitter, Skype, heck use smoke signs, key is NETWORK.

    From here TOGETHER, we can push for

    Halt, not suspend all Hispanic enlistments into the military, until we can guarantee their parents will be their when they come home.

    Register to vote ! (this has a lot of options)

    Demand more programs like “Al Punto” Our Hispanic TV channels, promote stupidity, (sorry is one is a sore subject for me)

    Place all contributions from Illegal Immigrants, that are currently being held in the “Earning Suspense File” in an escrow account,(in the billions)interest paid should go to children separated by ice raids….This one will catch their attention !

    Listen to talk radio, from both perspectives. Call in start verbalizing your thoughts.

    Let’s all get on the same page!….remember “operation Wetback”
    No seas envidioso spread the word

  42. lawman- If I’M A LEGAL whatever I have “nothing to worry about”?
    That’s a pretty big crock of shit coming from a “lawman”, I’ve seen it all before, I get pulled over for a cracked tailight, no missing pieces, the tailight is intact it just has a crack, law enforcement pulls me over, checks my license, proof of insurance, seatbelts on. Everything is ok, and just before the officer says “You can Go”, he asks where was I coming from, and where am I going?.. What the hell does that have to do with a tailight that is cracked? Then the line of questioning continues in to more irrelevancy!!!!
    Anytime a particular group or race of people are singled out for discriminating treament it is very wrong!! I know not all law enforcement personnel are bad, but I surely do not trust the majority of you!!And with a stupid prejudiced law like that in your tool box, even less!!!!!

  43. Immigration reform has once again made a brief cameo appearance. Leaving behind a trail of confusion and mistrust that has eventually brewed into hate. As a Latina and an American Citizen, my heart bled for those caught in the crossfire of this debate, thanking god, I wasn’t one of them. How naïve of me and many Hispanics, who thought “It can never happen to me”
    so we watched and kept quiet. Hoping, it would go away

    SB1070 and HB2281 is a crude reminder that no matter how much we may think we are Americans, in the eyes of public opinion we are and will always be Hispanics first and maybe Citizens, if we have proof.

    I was shocked when SB1070 became law, but what floored me, was the responses I read in various websites. The hate and opinions supporting these laws dominate the internet and debates nationwide, exposing the true feelings felt about this issue and Hispanics in general.

    The more I read the angrier I got, but at the same time, I began to see that the fear and hate felt for Hispanics wasn’t anything new. Immigration reform has become a political scapegoat, dangled in our faces like a puppet on a string, when ever the mood strikes. In this case we became collateral damage, in a battle against our first black President and a birth certificate.

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