Sure, there are investigations, and investigations of investigations, and that is fine. But children such as Catherine need the Obama administration to act, and act now. How should the feds start kicking that can down the road? Immediately terminate Arpaio's 287(g) agreement. That's something Obama's Homeland Security czar Janet Napolitano could do with a quick snap of her digits.

ARIZONA'S APARTHEID

The process of ethnic cleansing in Arizona moved a step closer to fulfillment, thanks to neo-Nazi-hugger and state Senator Russell Pearce and his allies. Pearce's Senate Bill 1175, which the Senate approved this week, would force law personnel in all cities, towns, and counties in the state to enforce federal immigration law, inquire about an arrestee's immigration status, and turn over undocumented people to the feds if local charges are dropped.

Even more insidiously, the bill would make it "unlawful for a non-U.S. citizen to enter into or be on any public or private land if the person is in violation of federal immigration law."

Essentially, the bill would criminalize an entire class of people and would, de facto, make everyone with brown skin a suspect. Actually, anyone could hypothetically be asked for their papers under this legislation, but in practice, no one expects the local constabulary to be interrogating Irish bartenders or Canadian grad students.

Hispanics are already second-class citizens in this state. This bill would codify the notion and make the parallels between South Africa under apartheid and modern-day Arizona even more blatant.

Another worrisome piece of lawmaking is SB 1280, which would make it a felony to "conceal, harbor or shield from detection in any place an illegal alien." Republican state Senator Jonathan Paton was the prime sponsor of this bill. Paton added an exception for family members, but the legislation is still so broad that it could possibly affect landlords and carpoolers. SB 1280 also passed the Senate and now goes to the state House and, potentially, Governor Jan Brewer's desk.

For both bills, there was precious little debate or discussion in the Senate's Committee of the Whole. State Senator Leah Landrum Taylor had a question for Pearce on the jurisdictional problems inherent with SB 1175, and Minority Leader Jorge Garcia offered a floor amendment to hold employers accountable under criminal law, but it was summarily voted down.

As to why the Dems were not more vocal in opposition to these two bills, Garcia suggested that in the case of Pearce's 1175, there had been more opposition last year. But this year, with a new political reality in Arizona and a new governor, fewer members were passionate about the issues involved.

"When you don't have the votes to stop it," said Garcia, "there's nothing you can do."

Garcia said that the bills were essentially giving "myself and my granddaughter more reasons to hate Republicans."

Garcia comes across as a likeable guy, but he and his fellow Dems need to grow a pair of hind legs when it comes to racist legislation like this. For crying out loud, there was more debate on a bill dealing with non-partisan elections in towns and cities than this modern-day Jim Crow bull.

Not having the votes is no excuse. You have to make the Republicans pay a debt of shame for passing such bigoted legislation. Show you have some fight left in you, otherwise not only do the GOPers win, they figure you for milquetoast in the bargain.

The Dems need to learn that even if you go down, you need to get your licks in. In other words, if the Arizona Democratic Party cannot pitch a fit over such odious legislation, it is worthless as a political entity, and doesn't deserve anyone's vote.

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jdub
jdub

lol, nice try to you, but Ayers is just one of many. you're not going to make me list them are you? I'm sure you heard. Besides that, BHO seemed for the most part to Only hang out with radicals. On a close personal level.But you prove my point. As long as you can point to someone who may have done a similar thing, it makes it ok? You have more trouble excepting some sheriff's connections than you do your president's? You are more worried about some wannabe bikers than criminals, taxcheats, and fundamentalist extremists? Ok, you've killed me with logic. Thanks for that. I will say I do agree that I do have an issue with wholesale racial profiling, as opposed to specific situations, where there is cause. Like evidence pointing to a business knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.

david saint
david saint

lol, i like that obama reference about his associations with radicals...Im assuming you mean Ayers, yes? Are you aware that 3 top ranking GOP members WERE ALSO ON THAT SAME EDUCATION BOARD?? Speaking to, and accepting invitations by hate groups is far worse pal..nice try though for yet another joe apologist who cant understand the law. If someone of brown skin is pulled out of their home, and accused of being illegal when in fact they are legal or Americans..thats racial profiling...it happened just 3 weeks ago to a 12 year old PHX boy...there is no excuse for it!!!

jdub
jdub

Funny, these are the same people that never noticed Obumbles radical relationships.

Das Boot
Das Boot

I'm starting my own bike club: R.A.I.A., Riders Against Ignorant Assholes. Yard apes like those in Riders USA and Riders Against Illegal Aliens need not apply.

PacMan
PacMan

These wannabe biker badasses are pussies. I know people in the Hells Angels who would kick their asses and piss on them in a New York minute. This guy with the beard probably works at Home Depot. What a bunch of freakin losers. They give all bikers a bad name.

alex
alex

re venonacables: I went to that site you posted, here's a little excerpt:

"All of the independent non-Nordish nations resulting from the racial partition would be situated along the southern periphery of the United States. As the southern periphery already borders a non-Nordish country and region (Mexico and the Caribbean) this would minimize the length of borders between the Nordish and non-Nordish races. None of the territory allotted to the non-Nordish nations belonged to the United States before 1803. To prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, any nuclear weapons or production facilities located in non-Nordish areas would be moved to new sites within the Nordish area. Prisoners and other institutionalized persons would go with their race. With the exception of indigenous peoples, non-Nordish racial elements in the other Nordish countries of Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand would be encouraged to repatriate to their own racial homelands. Otherwise they could join other members of their race in the appropriate successor state as given above."

this is rediculous. i dont even know what to say, except that it scares me people are thinking like this!! this is very blatant white-privilege (read:'NORDISH')with respect, alex

George Cruise
George Cruise

How can the feds allow Arpaio to keep his 287g while hes running around with these criminal motorcycle groups and neonazis and who knows what else? I dont want my tax dollars going to fund someone who has extremists like these as allies. How can the Obama administration possibly condone this?

StokeyBob
StokeyBob

I think they should uphold the rule of law and govern by the rules set forth by the United States Constitution, as they swore they would with their oaths of office.

Back in the sixties the government came into the schools and brainwashed us with the idea we needed to control the population because it was rising so fast. They said the roads would become crowded and we would run out of things like water.

They unleashed abortions, birth control pills, and other forms of Family Planning.

To allow the country to be over run with the criminals in businesses illegal labor while the criminals in the government aid and abet the invasion is a travesty against mankind.

They have seen to it our children were killed to control the population at the same time allowing the world to export their population problems here.

What about our sacrifices, many made against our will?

P.S. We still haven't recovered from the last time the criminals in business were allowed to bring in their slaves.

Coz
Coz

The drama continues in Nazizona

 
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