"My View" from last week
Nice job on the "My View" this past week.
Listen, you could have saved yourself a lot of frustration over the years if you'd just done what I did.
I came here 16 years ago and subscribed to the Arizona Republic. About 13 years ago I cancelled my subscription and haven't looked at it since. I still wonder why it took me 3 years to realize what a rag it was.
My news comes from CNN online and BBC online.
The only newspaper I read is Sonoran News.
Scott Dahne | Cave Creek
Join the human race or leave the planet
From the perspective of a California evacuee (15 year Arizona resident)
Since the immigration law (SB1070) protestors are so busy showing off their literacy skills regarding the written law, one must respond to them on their own terms and ask the following questions:
Since when is the “perceived” notion of “racism” or “racial profiling” more heinous than murder, rape, human trafficking or drug trafficking?
Where is the outrage, the protests and boycotting in response to:
~ murdered border patrolmen
~ murdered sheriffs deputies
~ murdered police officers
~ murdered citizens of Arizona
~ raped women, raped children
~ human trafficking
~ drug trafficking
Well, where is it?
The collective outrage of the residents of Arizona is what stimulated, motivated and provoked the Arizona legislature to write SB1070.
The federal government is not interested in enforcing the law and even Senator McCain just does TV commercials that do nothing more than saber rattling. The National Guard should have been deployed to all border areas 50 years ago but … just not interested are they?
Is that because the Democrats want the votes and the Republicans want slave labor wages?
Sure looks like it.
What have the protestors done? Complain and demand more free social welfare programs, align themselves with the ACLU, file lawsuits and show the world how much they hate the U.S.
Why? Is it because you really believe you are entitled? Society and the world owes you?
By protesting SB1070 you are condoning, supporting and obviously embracing the heinous crimes listed above.
Did you get that?
Do we need Sesame Street to spell it out for you?
Do you really condone, support and embrace murder?
Do you really condone, support and embrace rape of women and children?
Do you really condone, support and embrace human and drug trafficking?
By protesting and boycotting you are showing the world you condone, support and embrace these heinous crimes.
HOW DARE YOU!
Businesses that elect to protest by canceling contracts with Arizona businesses are going to get sued for more money than their contracts were worth.
More than likely the plaintiffs will lose (careful now, big word in there).
Even if you don’t lose those lawsuits how much money did you spend defending it?
Boycotters should just climb out of their collective closets and join Al Qaeda because that is the message you are all sending.
Again that message is: We like murder, rape, human trafficking and drug trafficking.
THAT IS DISGUSTING!
Now, while you all are thinking about how self absorbed you are, think about this:
How much water do you get from AZ? DUHHHH - The Colorado River.
How much electricity do you get from AZ? DUHHHH - Palo Verde nuclear
How many inmates does Arizona take in from CA? DUHHHH - Multiple counties in Arizona
How much garbage does Arizona receive from CA? DUHHHH - Multiple western counties in Arizona
How many tourism dollars does California take in from Arizona residents? DUHHHH - millions? billions?
How about if Arizona reverses all this commerce?
You boycotters are living in a broken down glass house; time to stop throwing rocks.
You can’t even afford shoes.
Are you not tired of stepping on broken glass?
Or are you waiting to sue someone else for your bloodied feet?
Bruce McNeil | E-mail
Law-abiding citizens are welcome in the Grand Canyon State. Lawbreakers, please stay home; you are unwelcome here. We in Arizona have been thrust to the forefront of the battle on illegal immigration.
The outcome of this conflict will prove to be a defining moment in the destiny of the experiment in democracy.
Powerful forces contrary to the ideology that framed the Constitution are at play to suppress the voices that protect the values that make this nation great.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Now is the time to advocate for the brave leadership that has placed Arizona at the forefront of this battle. Instead of cowering, retreating and reacting to the threats and intimidation of those who would destroy this nation, we should be bold in our proclamation that Arizona leads this battle and invite true patriotic, freedom-loving Americans to join us, visit us and support us. Come to Arizona, where freedom lives!
Bill Crawford | Scottsdale
Carbone on …
Attorney General Eric (the Red) Holder has admitted that he has not read Arizona’s Immigration Law. Yet he has "threatened" to sue Arizona.
This rekindles memories of Barack Hussein Obama, the Cambridge Police and "Professor" Gates. You may recall the zero-in-chief stating how the Cambridge Police acted stupidly. The truly humorous part of this story is the only person that acted "stupidly" was B. Hussein Obama.
Apparently these guys operate on the theory of open mouth, insert foot, and they have it down to a science.
If this country had any sort of legitimate press corps, (or is it corpse – damn is Obama an idiot) these dolts would be hiding under their desks.
This administration is such a collection of misfits, cretins, liars, racists, tax cheats, thieves and Marxists that it boggles the mind.
Is a recall election possible based upon the lies, deceit and total incompetence of this entire criminal administration?
This group in Washington is comprised of the lowest dregs that this country has to offer and it starts at the top with the community organizing thug who is in WAY over his head.
That's my story and every word is the truth.
This morning on FOX News I listened to a liberal dimwit expound on why boycotting Arizona because of OUR state’s stand against illegal aliens is correct … her reasoning … is that it's a "consequence" of OUR actions!!!!!!
That's rich, the jackasses in D.C. (start with Obama and work your way down) REFUSE to protect AMERICAN citizens, which is supposed to be one of their primary jobs, and when we are forced to do it ourselves, without reading the law and/or seeing how it works, these liberal morons call for a boycott against THEIR OWN COUNTRYMEN. What a load of crap.
How about this "consequence" Arizonans should take it upon ourselves to totally boycott California, ARIZONANS need to retaliate and stop buying goods and cease vacationing in California … we can and should play the same game.
California, take note, your liberal policies have already financially ruined your state, over taxed your citizens and as a "consequence," destroyed or sent industries and businesses running to other states … OUTSTANDING JOB!
And we should give a damn what you think should be done?
Tom Carbone | E-mail
Arizona, GREAT patriot state!
The dramatic events of recent weeks in Arizona and their impact on the rest of the nation and the world are revealing Arizona to be one of the nation's prime patriot strongholds.
Despite caustic threats and derisive demagoguery, Arizona has held firm to its heritage as a venerable AMERICAN institution.
My family and I are firmly behind Arizona's brave attempts to defend itself against the illegal alien invasion. Opponents of Arizona's new tough anti-illegal immigration measures harp that national defense is a federal responsibility, and that this new law will cause more unfair racial profiling. However, both accusations are bogus. Despite the fact that national security is the feds' job, the feds have been failing miserably in this regard. And currently because of this, the states have no choice but to go it alone to protect themselves. And the fear of stepped-up and unjust racial profiling is just another excuse to keep giving foreign trespassers a free ride.
I live in Texas, another border state badly in need of Arizona's courage and example.
My mother's family and I are Catholic, but we oppose illegal immigration and disagree with the absurd and reckless pro-illegal immigration policies of too many religious leaders, Catholic, Protestant, and whatever.
A courageous patriot priest, Father Patrick "Pat" Bascio, wrote "On the Immorality of Illegal Immigration," a dynamic and factual book on the scourge of illegal immigration and how it devastates our country and the world.
More recently, Father Bascio and several fellow patriots started an anti-illegal immigration group, "Catholics for a Moral Immigration Policy."
My Ukranian maternal grandmother and her family waited for nine years to leave behind Communist tyranny and the tragic aftermath of World War I to come here legally. Once here, they didn't look back. While they preserved their native heritage at home, they knew of and made the needed adjustments to live here. They didn't demand everything in their language; they learned English. They became and were proud to be Americans, and remained forever grateful for the refuge, freedom, and opportunity America offered them. They passed this priceless patriotic legacy on to their children. One of them, my mother, passed it on to me.
Arizona, you have no reason to be ashamed. You are on the frontlines in the fight to preserve our beloved country, and we need your courage and conviction to follow your example. And whenever doubt or fear should tempt us, let us stop and consider: Who won, the French patriot St. Joan of Arc, or her persecutors?
The answer is obvious!
The very preservation of our beloved America depends on it!
Holly Dutton | Dallas, Texas
Thanks for your comments SB 1070
Although not in agreement with all of your comments, thanks for your words on SB 1070.
“…Mexico has laws a good deal more intrusive than ours and yet illegals tell us we can’t do what we just did with SB 1070. As far as I am concerned illegals have no voice in this country.”
My co-worker was struck by a landscaping truck when the driver ran a red light during morning rush hour. Five men were in the front cab. No license. The police officer was frustrated because he felt they were here illegally but the only thing he could do was give the driver a ticket. The officer was not allowed to report him to a government agency nor demand proof he or the others were here legally. That one event got my attention. Visitors into this country are not guaranteed anonymity.
Where in the world can you stay in a country and not have to show identification if asked? If you are loitering, if there is a crime committed, if you appear out of place, police officers ask for my ID and I’m giving it to them!
We are a country. We have citizens and visitors. If you have not asked for and received permission to visit the U.S., IT IS ILLEGAL TO BE HERE. What is it about this concept we don’t understand? Or, is it the minority getting all the press and the rest of us are living our lives wondering if we need to have a rally for the obvious?
Cindy Gray | E-mail
P.S. I am a bleeding heart, tree hugging, liberal so please don't group me in the anti SB 1070 group!
More evidence of what the world is coming to
Thought you all might like to know what the "visit" from the President to the workers at the Kennedy Space Center was really like.
The day before the meeting, a 747 landed and unloaded 6 limousines and a small army of his security staff. They drove 3 miles to the building where he would be, checked it out, then turned around and drove back and got into the 747 and left. (Your tax dollars at work). The meeting was held at one of the smallest buildings on KSC. All the staff in this building were told to stay home and not come to work. Then only 40 guests were invited to hear him speak – all dignitaries and VIPs and not one, I repeat not one, person from among all those that work hands on, and actually with the shuttle, were invited. It was so staged and phony, it just makes my blood boil. Then that man said he wants to land on an asteroid!!!! Idiot.
Here he is giving the Space Station to the Russians who want to charge us 100 million dollars per seat to fly one of our astronauts to the Space Station. Rumor now has it that the last mission also may be canceled. We really feel so bad for the workers out there; some are still raising families and have bills to pay. From the time his 747 landed to the speech given to the VIPS and return to take off was about 90 minutes. He was in a hurry to get to Miami where Gloria Estefan was having a rally for the Cubans and fund raising for Democrats.
Name Withheld by Request
Steve Nash, you are a "green card" guest in MY country. You are making a fortune by being a fine point guard in professional basketball, in a country that states that the sky is the limit when it comes to compensation for skill. Until you become a U.S. citizen, KEEP YOUR F----- MOUTH SHUT concerning politics in Arizona and the USA! Not a Suns fan …
C.O. Jones | Phoenix
“Clingers” come in all denominations
Those who claim Fox News and tea partiers are seeking power by provoking fear are confused and ignorant of recent history. It was President Barack Obama and Congress who prognosticated catastrophic disasters if their legislation was not passed expeditiously. Threatening dire consequences, they wielded their power to bribe and intimidate representatives to pass health care reform with unconstitutional mandates, regulations, taxes and fees, bailed out and took control of the auto industry, banks and financial institutions; they are still spending, borrowing, printing money and setting the stage for an American version of the Greek tragedy that is unfolding in Europe.
During his campaign for the presidency, Senator Obama surmised when people “get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them as a way to explain their frustrations.” Let’s not forget the Times Square would-be bomber Faisal Shahzad and the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hassan both owned guns and copies of the Koran.
Let’s hope the president is aware that “clingers” come in all denominations.
Ed Konecnik | Flushing, New York
It is a sad day when we start criticizing the International Baccalaureate. I am a student in the program, so I can give you a more personal account than the "research" that the East Valley Education Action Committee provides. You guys and the EVEAC claim that IB is creating an insurrection of our own government. How do you know that if you did not talk to the students? I certainly have no intention of ever undermining our government. On the contrary, I respect the American government and what it does for our country. What IB does is not brainwashing. Our classes always offer multiple perspectives that teach us to think critically. It teaches us to think for ourselves. No one is telling us what to do or believe in. No one is stuffing information into our heads and telling us that everything that is taught is true. If I am not mistaken, brainwashing is exactly the opposite of that, where information is taught or forcefully instilled without the examination of the origin, purpose, value, or limitations of the source of that information. What IB is truly about is giving students a global education. Surely it is safe to say that a global education is not synonymous with insurrection, or for that matter, Marxism. As a working student, I appreciate the capitalist ideology. A global education is important because as citizens of this world, it is our responsibility to care for it. Of course, IB also emphasizes the importance of our community as well. As mandated by the program, we must complete CAS hours. CAS stands for creativity, action, and service. Creativity hours involve anything from the arts, like theater, band, or film. Action hours account for activities like football, track and field, and dance where some physical exertion is required. Service hours, simply stated, deal with community service. As you can see, IB focuses on both large and small scale objectives. Whoever said anything about excluding American history and civics? What is that accusation based on? The IB's emphasis on global projects? Just because there is a focus on global perspectives does not mean IB promotes the exclusion of American history and civics. To say so would be making a hasty generalization fallacy and a post hoc ergo propter hoc fallacy. IB is the kind of education we need more of.
Vincent Chien | CCUSD