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I Support Arizona

By Wyatt Earp | May 3, 2010

Let me start off this rant by expressing my undying support for the people of the great state of Arizona. They are taking a lot of crap from the nation’s moonbats because they decided to enforce the existing immigration laws. As a result, the media is branding anyone who supports Arizona Senate Bill 1070 – a whopping 70% of Americans – as racists. Typical. (Logo courtesy of Woody.)

I was waiting to unleash my rage until a decent opportunity presented itself. It did so today with this story, which is terrific because it encompasses the two things I hate more than anything in the world: .

In less than two months, the Arizona Rookie League begins its season. Nearly 140 young players born and raised in Spanish-speaking countries will congregate in Phoenix and its suburbs for their first taste of professional baseball. They may do so as the nation’s most controversial law – the one that says some people who look like them are most certainly not welcome – goes into effect in late July.

That is utterly and completely untrue! This law has nothing to do with skin color! It has everything to do with legality. The only people who are not welcome in Arizona are those who have entered this country illegally. In fact, illegal immigrants are not welcome in any of the 50 states. I guess I can’t blame the writer, because even President Obama is ignorant about the facts of the law, so we should probably expect everyone to spout his incorrect talking points.

The rant continues below the fold.

Baseball’s entanglement in Arizona’s new immigration measure, Senate Bill 1070, goes well beyond the small swath of protesters demanding Major League Baseball pull the 2011 All-Star Game out of Phoenix and boycott Arizona Diamondbacks games. More than 1,000 players, and hundreds more executives, coaches, trainers and business staff, spend about eight weeks of spring training in the Phoenix area. Latin Americans represent 25-plus percent of major league players, and the percentage in the minor leagues is even higher. The sweeping reform, which critics say invites racial profiling, is almost certain to hit baseball if the federal government doesn’t intervene.

Baseball is going the threaten Arizona? Really? Go right ahead. Boycott next year’s All-Star Game, boycott the Diamondbacks, and further disenfranchise thousands of Arizona fans. This isn’t football we’re talking about; it’s freakin’ baseball. And unless I work up in the 1950′s this morning, the sport isn’t popular enough to make demands. It simply doesn’t have the pull.

“There’s no distinguishing characteristic between an undocumented alien and someone who’s here legally,” said Glen Wasserstein, a partner with the Immigration Law Group in Washington. “How do you possibly have reasonable suspicion? Everybody of Hispanic orientation will be scrutinized.

Wrong again, jerkass! The only people who will be scrutinized are those who break the law . . . again. An officer has to have reasonable suspicion to stop the illegal immigrant before his or her status can be questioned. Despite what President Ignoramus said, you won’t be harassed when you take your kids out for ice cream . . . unless you decide to rob the store, too.

“Why would you bring your passport and visa with you?”

Oh, I don’t know . . . BECAUSE IT’S THE LAW?!!!

Take, for example, this scenario: An 18-year-old from Venezuela playing in the rookie league jumps in a friend’s car to head to the grocery store. The friend rolls through a stop sign. A police officer witnesses the infraction. The law, signed last week by Gov. Jan Brewer, requires that “where reasonable suspicion exists … a reasonable attempt shall be made … to determine the immigration status of the person.” The Venezuelan player, accordingly, is asked to furnish paperwork proving his legal residence, a new burden of proof under SB 1070. If he happens to have forgotten his passport and work visa at home, his friend would get a traffic ticket and the player would get significantly more.

“Under that scenario,” said Mike Philipsen, the communications advisor for the Arizona Senate Republicans, who drew up the bill, “he could be detained.”

In other words, hauled off to jail, even though he is in the United States legally.

Hey, you know what’s weird about the United States? Legal citizens are arrested and sent to jail all the time. If someone who was born and raised in America is stopped while driving drunk, they go to jail. If someone who was born and raised in America breaks into a residence, they go to jail. You know what would prevent those pesky trips to the clink? Not doing something illegal! If Jose Beisbol doesn’t want to go to jail, he damned well better remember to carry his passport and visa. If not? Don’t cry for me, Argentina.

Of course, why would facts and common sense get in the way of race-baiting?

“I’ve never seen anything like that in the United States, and Arizona is part of the United States,” Kansas City Royals designated hitter Jose Guillen said. “I hope police aren’t going to stop every dark-skinned person. It’s kind of like, wow, what’s going on.

Gee Jose, I’m like, “Wow, maybe you are too stupid to stay in this country!”

You know, I have worked in three different divisions as a police officer in Philadelphia. When I was a cop in East Division, most of the people I stopped were Latino – because most of the residents of the division were Latino. In Northeast Division, I mostly stopped Whites – again, because that was the majority of the population. Now as a detective in North Division, guess who I come into contact with? African-Americans. Why? Because that’s who lives here! I’ve been to Arizona. There are a lot of people there of Latino/Mexican descent. Is it unreasonable to think that the police will stop more than a few “dark-skinned persons?”

Look, I realize that the national pastime of Leftists is race-baiting, and I realize that SB 1070 is their Race-apalooza. That’s fine. They’re entitled to their opinion, no matter how stupid and incorrect it may be. That being said, most of these pundits and morons don’t live in Arizona. They don’t have to live with the thefts, the robberies, and the shootings that legal residents have to deal with every day. Until the moonbats walk along the border in their shoes, they should think twice about criticizing a state that has finally said, “Enough!”

Topics: Illegal Immigration | 29 Comments »

29 Responses to “I Support Arizona”

  1. Ace Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you for posting this. The media and all the “moonbats” (I love that) are slinging the biggest load of horse manure yet on this one.

  2. C/A Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Wow dude. Ranting like that is usually my area of expertise. Well done as I completely agree.
    If I told you what the girl’s teachers were saying about this in school the other day your head would explode like mine did. Needless to say it was all lies and I had to set her straight. It’s ugly.

  3. John D Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    We should all show our support for AZ by flying out for a burger and a beer at Big Nose Kate’s in Tombstone.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Ace – And the facts are so easy to check. They must think people are stupid.

    Captain – I have a lot of friends in AZ, and they are all pissed at being labeled “racists.” Can’t say I blame them.

    John D – I’m in!

  5. Randal Graves Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    While I like this law, I see 2 potential problems with it:

    1. “An officer has to have reasonable suspicion” – now we KNOW that there will be at least a few tough guy officers who don’t adhere to this requirement. You’re not going to hear about the ‘good’ arrests only the ‘bad’ arrests.

    2. What happens when they get arrested? They get sent back to Mexico and then the next day they walk right back over the border into the US. Fix the problem not the result of the problem.

  6. Robbie Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Hey I’m a resident Riverside NJ – we held a rally in 2006 and the a hispanic reporter from Fox News chewed us a new one – saying we the residents are responsible for pushing the illegals out of our neighborhood and most of our stores and shops folding. Hey it’s not because of the economy, it’s because of racist taxpayers who just want people to be in our town legally and abide by the same damn laws we do ! Nough said !

  7. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    All we need to do is to enact legislation similar to Mexico’s regarding immigrants. First time entering illegally and its a felony up to 2 years, second time its 10 years. You want to come to Mexico to work? No prob, just sign this form showing you are capable of supporting yourself without needing assistance from the state first, cause those tight wads won’t give you any, you are expected to pay for that yourself. Hmmmm… thats worse than ours you say? Then why are we called racist? This obviously points out that Mexicans therefore, by logical extension are more racist than us. Its all about votes actually and ads that no longer even pretend to not include white people in this country, like the one blogged about earlier by Wyatt. We can have fun winning this battle though, ‘we can breed THEM out’. So lets all stop whining and breed! LOL

  8. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Go for it Arizona!!!

  9. Robert B. Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Since 1940, during the administration of that far-right President Franklin D. Roosevelt, there has been a federal law stating that all aliens are required to carry proof of legal entry or residence. Arizona has only enacted a law requiring their officers to enforce federal law.

    I can attest that in every country in which I either worked or visited (quite a few, actually) I was required to carry my passport (in most cases) or a legible copy of it, and my visa. Why is that such an inconvenience to everyone who visits or works in this country? These liberals who advocate basing U.S. law on foreign law need to be consistent. In this case, I strongly support basing our law on the model used by the rest of the countries on the planet.

  10. He said His Telephone Number Was 911 Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    We need a few more like Jan Brewer and Joe Arpiao.

  11. Ralph Short Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Wyatt, you are correctomundo, this is the biggest load of bs ever. The same people who are worried about illegals could not care less about the IRS adding 12,000 people to make sure everyone buys obamacare and if they don’t then jail it will be.

    I would also mention my bride had to carry her alien card every day she was here and had to mail in her status each year which was simply an address and verification of her status. This was in the sixties before she became a citizen.

    The fact is the federales have not secured our border and the taxpayers of Arizona, being on the front line have decided to initiate their own solution. I totally support that effort.

  12. Loaded Dice in Vegas Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    I’m sorry Wyatt, all illegals are welcome to Chicago. The leader of the Illinois Combine and Chicago Machine lil’ richie the short has declared Chicago a “Sanctuary City. (People ask why I left after retirement and I usually just laugh) I feel sorry for those who are stuck.

    God Save US…………

  13. mrmacs Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Just had several discussions with co-workers and friends. Most agree with the Arizona’s SB 1070. The few that didn’t, I “corrected them” as to the true text in the document, not what the MSM has been feeding them. Made them think.
    Here’s a thought about the section that deals with hiring day laborers from the roadside: What’s the difference if the person that you are offering the job is dark-skinned male vs. female in high-heels, short skirt and tube top. One demographic group is regularly rounded up for trial, those roundups supported by the Church, ACLU, nearly all police jurisdictions, and funded at all levels from Fed on down. The other demographic group, if rounded up in the same manner, is racist, facist, nazi-like, etc. Why the difference? Sex?

  14. bob (either orr) Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Support Arizona. Boycott San Francisco.

  15. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I just supported AZ with my wallet; I’m currently processing 32 domain name transfers to GoDaddy, and just renewed a SSL certificate with them too.

    Grand total for that AZ company – about $430. :-D

  16. USAdmiral Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Outstanding rant Dude.

  17. Code Monkey Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Randall – In HB 2162, 1070 was modified so that the cops have to have made a “lawful stop, detention, or arrest” before they can investigate a person’s status. The words “lawful contact” are gone, but that doesn’t stop the people who want to paint AZ as one big Klan rally. And yeah, there will be cops that go too far just as there are sometimes firemen who like to set fires.

    He said His Telephone Number Was 911 – A lot of the credit goes to Russell Pearce who is referred to often as the author, but I know there were some immigration lawyers involved in crafting this thing as well.

    Smite – I talked to a sales guy at GoDaddy when I got my first hosted site with them. I asked about Bob Parsons, the owner. He’s a stand up guy. I heard at the Christmas party, he probably shook hands with 3/4 of the people there, and there were about 4k people there. I think it’ll be a cold day in hell before he outsources work overseas, and he publishes one hell of a Marine Corps birthday tribute every year as well.

    Wyatt – Thanks. I needed this. It’s bordering on the absurd. Boycotting Arizona Iced Tea? Seriously? One of the things that makes me sickest about this is how it’s raaacist to profile day laborers outside a Home Depot but perfectly ok to assume all cops are corrupt and just waiting to lock up every dark skinned person they see. Oh, those enlightened liberals…

    Sorry about hijacking the comment section. But as you know, this has been making me a bit crazy. Ok, a bit more crazy than usual.

  18. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Randal – 1. It’s like that everywhere, though. When was the last time the PPD got any good press without one of us getting shot?

    2. Agreed 100. That fence is looking better and better every day. Bush dropped the ball on that one, too.

    Robbie – Remember the good old days when people came here legally and respected our laws and language? Nah, me neither.

    Jon – Dennis Prager – who I think is brilliant – said exactly that the other day. “Let’s adopt the same immigration laws as Mexico.” He’s right.

    Mrs. Crankipants – It’s a great place. I could live there.

    Robert B – People carry ID everywhere. Why is it a “burden” to carry a passport and a visa? I guess baseball players deserve an exemption. /snark

    LDIV – Philly is pretty much one, too. We are not supposed to ask anyone’s immigration status. Can’t upset the liberals now, can we?

    Mrmacs – Good point. Although the miniskirt laborers are usually better looking.

    Bob – Now that’s an idea I can get behind.

    Smite – You da man! Remind me to buy you a cold one on Saturday!

    USAdmiral – Thank you. I was listening to Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN Radio, and Mike Greenberg gave me an aneurysm with his anti-AZ slant. That was the last straw for me.

    CM – You’re welcome. I wonder if the moonbats realize that “Arizona” Iced Tea is made in New York?

  19. Ingineer66 Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    There is a group on Facebook against the Arizona law. WTF? Do these nut-bars have any clue what they are against? Every state needs a law like this not just the border states.

  20. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 8:11 am

    Ingineer66 – Absolutely correct. And the Facebook group is probably made up if people from the east coast.

  21. Woody Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Glad to see you onboard Wyatt. You’re an oak.

    Also glad to see my graphic making the rounds. I even saw a friend of a friend using it on FB. Kewl.

  22. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Woody – I forgot to credit you with the logo. Sorry about that. I’ll rectify it at once.

  23. metoo Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for saying what needed to be said on this subject. If I hear one more left wing nut job proclaim this bill is racist, my head is going to start spinning and the pea soup will start flying. Seriously!!!

  24. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    From the Constitution, Artivle IV, Section 4:

    The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a Republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion. And on application of the Legislative or of the Executive (when the Legislative cannot be convened) against domestic violence.

    Now some may argue this only pertains to screaming Chinese/Russian/islamic troops etc. pouring across the
    border raping, pillaging and murdering, but I contend it can also be, a by and large peaceful exodus of masses of people who are here illegally also. So with the exception of Arizona now, I accuse each state, each representative, each senator, each executive, each judge
    of being in violation of the constitution of the United States of America!! Thus being guilty of High Crimes and misdemeanors.

    Wyatt, arrest them:) LOL

  25. Woody Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Damn Wyatt. I was hoping it had made it all the way around the internet and back to you!

  26. Mark Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    You missed a spot.

    “The Venezuelan player, accordingly, is asked to furnish paperwork proving his legal residence, a new burden of proof under SB 1070″ which according to federal law he must carry while in this country so it IS NOT a new burden.

    You know, if it’s such a burden to respect the laws of the country you’re visiting maybe you just just stay the fuck home.

  27. JT Says:
    May 4th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Hey Wyatt….I went along with ya on Jessica Simpson but as far as baseball is concerned……

    We’re gonna have to agree to disagree.

  28. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    MeToo – Crying racism is much easier than learning the facts, dontcha know?

    Jon – Yeah, good luck with that. The sad part is that it technically is an invasion and nothing is being done about it.

    Woody – It may have. I am a very popular and influential blogger. Bawahahahahahaha!

    Mark – If you don’t obey them in Mexico, you could get shot. Here, we do nothing.

    JT – I’m not a fan, but the attitude of the players and ownership to boycott all things Arizona is a disgrace.

  29. JT Says:
    May 5th, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I’m with ya there Wyatt, but what if…say…it were hockey’s players and owners ?

    You’d still love the game, right ?

    Sports should stay apolitical.