Arpaio’s Avondale Sweep a Bust, Pima County Sheriff Wants to Check School Kids’ Immigration Papers, and Chris Simcox Takes on McCain

DUPNIK'S SHARK

Where the right wing meets the sick and surreal. Is this what Arizona's become? Every day in this state, one's faith in humanity is challenged on the subject of immigration. I half-expect to awake some morn and find State Senator Russell Pearce's recipe for parboiled immigrant infant in my in-box. Or a coupon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's migrant meat tenderizer, with Joe's face feasting on a brown leg o' Mexican, saying, "Mmm, boy. That's good eatin'."

In Sand Land, when it comes to immigration, no proposal is too out there to offend a voting majority of locals. March Mexicans through the streets by the hundreds. Deny them bail. Separate moms from their kiddies. Break arms. Jaws. Anything goes.

So it is with this report from the local Fourth Estate's Howie Fischer on Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik's genius idea to start asking schoolchildren about their immigration status.

Never mind that the U.S. Supreme Court long ago ruled it unconstitutional to do so. Or the insanity of trying to deport children based on their naive grasp of what country they might belong to. Or even the gross inhumanity of the concept. Hey, we've got moolah to save! So the doddering Dupnik suggests that what this state needs is a good test case to set before the U.S. Supreme Court. You know, kinda like the Dred Scott case did for slavery.

In reading Fischer's calculus of the dollars and lack of sense, I'm reminded of a conversation I had with a young man about to graduate from Phoenix's North High School. He's currently in Junior ROTC and plans to enter the Army once he's earned his diploma. His parents were both illegal and have returned to Mexico. He obtained a green card only late last year after much legal wrangling and having to prove to a court that he'd been abused by his dad.

In other words, this young man just barely made it through the immigration door, and in doing so, he will serve this country far more than I, or many of you reading this, ever have.

One day over lunch, he explained that he discovered he was illegal when he was in his early teens and was picked to participate in a program that would allow him to work as an intern and make a little money. The only hang-up was that he needed a Social Security number. So he asked his parents about getting one. His father laughed. That's when they explained that he was illegal and could not obtain what he needed for the job.

I wonder what would have happened if Sheriff Dupnik's proposed in-house school immigration enforcers interrogated this young gent before he learned he was not a citizen. Fortunately, as it stands, Mexico's loss is our gain.

For those of you who'll kvetch about your taxes going to educate illegals, all I've got to say is that I pay for your rugrats to go to school, and no one asks me whether I want to or not. If someone did ask me, I'd rather my tax money go to educate some Mexican kid whose parents risked life and limb to get here, instead of the progeny of the lumpen cracker hate-mongers who will no doubt love Clarence Dupnik's modest proposal.

What does Dupnik do for an encore? Check immigration papers in the playground sandbox? Mark the swing sets "for citizens only"? I've ceased being shocked by this state anymore. Dupnik's suggestion jumps the ever-lovin' shark.

WHITE TRASH HERO

I must say gracias to Minuteman Civil Defense Corps founder Chris Simcox from the bottom of my little black heart for his decision to run against Arizona Senator John McCain in the 2010 Republican primary. In doing so, Simcox is giving me a year-plus of material to write about. This must be what reporters in Louisiana felt like when ex-Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke ran against Edwin Edwards for governor of the Pelican State.

I'm not suggesting a close parallel between Duke and Simcox, but there are similarities. Sure, Simcox's nativist beliefs, while despicable, are not on par with those of Duke, an avowed racist. Yet, each represents a cleaned-up, better-coifed, TV-ready example of the lunatic fringe they represent.

Simcox cannot beat McCain in a Republican primary in Arizona, despite the dissatisfaction Maricopa County's GOP wing-nut division has with our senior senator. McCain continues to support an immigration-reform package that includes securing our border with Mexico as a prerequisite. Simcox represents the nyet side of the Arizona Republican Party, the modern-day know-nothings, those who want to round up the 500,000-plus undocumented in the state and fling them across the border, perhaps with some jail time under their belts.

For years now, Simcox has been positioning himself for just such a run, moving to the center of a movement that normally rewards the most extreme point of view. For example, he's expressed sympathy with those wishing to sneak into the country to better their lot in life, while dismissing any possibility of amnesty. He's also stated that those born in the United States have a right to citizenship, per the 14th Amendment to the Constitution — a right assailed by many in the nativist camp, including Michelle Dallacroche, who labels children born to undocumented parents "anchor babies."

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Rdod3312
Rdod3312

dupnik is a real piece of shit!

talk radio didn't start shooting.

what a fucking asshole!

Auntie Illegal
Auntie Illegal

Sheriff Joe is a true patriot and our pink bellied politicans need to hear from all of us LOUD AND CLEAR. OBAMA has been having all his closed door meetings with LaRaza and sympathizers. They are about to start shoving invaders down our throats for AMNESTY. They can call it what they want but is AMNESTY. Why give them drivers licenses, do you think they will buy insurance, what a joke. Why so you think we pay UNINSURED MOTORIST now and this will give the bleeding hearts in California to put up road signs in Mexican. NO YOBS, NO WELFARE, NO ANCHORS IN OUR SCHOOLS, TAKE AWAY THE BONUSES AND THEY WILL LEAVE.

let you elected sissies know how you feel. I this time of bailing in out wall street they intend to saddle us with 200 million invaders? When you bring one you bring the whole family.

JUST SAY NO SAY IT LOUD AND SAY IT CLEAR

jim
jim

Illegal immigrant means just that.

J DUB
J DUB

Wow, you'd rather distribute taxpayer dollars to the children of illegals, sometimes illegals themselves, than the children of American citizens? Seriously? Any idea how retarded, illogical and completely un-American that sounds? I suspect you do - and don't care - because you're one of those self-loathing pussies that thinks America is the Evil Empire, sticking its global nose where it doesn't belong. Move to Canada you piece of shit. Or Mexico. Or Honduras. Anywhere, you Communist wanna-be; just fucking leave. And take your Evil Empire rhetoric with you.

Joe Curwen
Joe Curwen

How does a guy as young as Big Red pack on so much pork? I'm curious, really. Does he consume a diet of cheap beer and pork rinds in what only could be a double wide, while eschewing all exercise? He's certainly a great commercial for white supremacy.

Why can't we deport these dumb rednecks back to whatever backwoods they came from? Or make them take the palm tree trimming jobs they're driving the poor Mexicans from? Now that would be a picture: the aftermath of Big Red's safety belt breaking under his tonnage at the top of a palm tree.

Think I'm intolerant and prejudiced? If so, you might well be right. No apologies, either. Run those peckerwoods out of town!

Naval Academy
Naval Academy

Sheriff Joe is a law-enforcement hero, always will be.

Now when it comes to Chris Simcox, the man has some very real mental concerns. Suicide and domestic vioence checker his past, along with allogations of attempted child molestation of his daughter; not to mention recent issues within his new family.

Simcox is not a problem solver. Claiming himself the average-joe is perplexing when he himself regards himself as an elitist, above reproach, and a leader. He is none of those.

There are Minuteman issues that will be brought to light over the next year that he can no longer escape. He can no longer run from FOX or CNN in regard to the fence financials, its lack of construction. The People will hold him accountable to what he claimed he would do, compared to what was actually done, compared to what was shown to the public. There are issues of his publicly stating "shoot Mexicans on sight", and "round them up and put them in work camps". There is the issue of why his Minuteman PACs have contributed less than 5% to candidates, especially when they took in over 1.8M in 2008 election cycle. Why did Simcox refuse to give money to local Arizona candidates? Why does Randy Pullen put up with Simcox?

Simcox is nothing more than the modern day Jim Jones. His followers are left empty-handed. He provides no factual data on his past Minutemen business finances. He uses belittling launguage as a form to discredit others and control them. He runs from the national media when approached with Minuteman financials.

McCain just got re-elected to his final term.

barbara anne
barbara anne

yes a total waste of taxpayers money, the tv news need to stop following him aroudn when he gives thema press release, just trash it. and let him have his fun by himself,sicko.The statement there has been so many dealths in that area is laughable, very funny not as many as in his own jail. So why doesnt he hold sweeps on 4th ave??? notice how joes minions watch for the articles and put out the lst response so those who cannot think for themselves write the same bs as the lst nut case did here. got em reading the only paper in town!!! lol

pete rabbits
pete rabbits

Big Red could solve the immigration problem by donating his dinner to Mexico. he looks like he eats more than all the people from Juarez.

Big Red-you can be the hero...and maybe lose a few hundred pounds and maybe actually go out on a real date.

Scott
Scott

The noose tightens!!

This is what happens when a subculture is allowed to thumb their nose at the law for decades; somehow breaking the law becomes an entitlement and when they're suddenly held accountable for it, they mistakenly believe their rights are being trampled on.

The gig is up!! Go home!

Demarcus Brown
Demarcus Brown

Yeah, I am sure you were nothing but civil in your approach to "Big Red." Your words are just as much self-serving spin and propaganda as Arpaio's are... just from the left instead of the right.

You're full of it. And completely transparent.

Dave Francis
Dave Francis

It's the majority of the--THE PEOPLE stupid--who demand E-Verify become MANDATORY--not the government or many corrupt politicians. They also demand it be conducted on everybody in the workplace--not just new hires. It's outrageous that many of our lawmakers have been brought by the parasite business world, who thinks they have a right to cheap illegal foreign labor. Those parasite businesses should be penalized to the full extent of the law. Enforcement of the 1986 Immigration Reform & Control act should be mandated. Addition Amendments could be added? We do not need another Path to citizenship--better known as AMNESTY. Last one was a travesty of the law, with copious fraud. Enforce E-Verify and illegal immigrants will not be hired. Without work they will leave? ATTRITION is the name of the game! Have questions regarding the Illegal alien invasion and our cultural, language, society and financial consequences. Find the untouched truth of rising taxes, costs, environment and OVERPOPULATION at these websites.

A blockbuster example is the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Economics writer Ed Rubenstein�s new report, �The Earned Income Tax Credit and Illegal Immigration: A Study in Fraud, Abuse, and Liberal Activism,� The EITC functions as a wealth transfer to the poor, while today�s mass immigration imports poverty. The combination of these two factors makes a needless tax burden on native-born American families that much outrageous. The Center for Immigration Studies [CIS] reports that nearly a third of immigrant households qualified for the EITC in 2006. The author says immigrants collected about $12 billion from the EITC last year. Immigrants are eligible for the EITC so often because the United States allows �chain migration,� meaning that foreigners can migrate to the United States simply because, a grandfather an uncle or a aunt came here several years ago. There�s no requirement that they be educated, literate, or skilled. Many who are approved are sick, handicapped or a Senior citizen. Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation found high school-dropouts-headed households pay an average of $9,700 a year in taxes but collect an average of $32,138 a year in benefits. There�s no good reason why hard-working Americans should settle new mouths to feed every year. We have a rule on the books that those who sponsor immigrants who are relatives must shoulder financial responsibility for them. But it is riddled with loopholes, so new arrivals and their U.S.-born children (anchor Babies--misinterpretation of emancipation for African Slaves after the Civil War) often become lifelong public burdens.

 
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