You gotta love the California Tea Party folks, bless their hearts. A pack of them from Pleasanton, California, just held a big rally in San Francisco — to boycott San Francisco. It just doesn't get much better than that, and you certainly can't make up things like that. It's almost as good as their mission statement,
which includes, "We also support the VALUES in Reagan's 10 Commandments."
Yep, they took a day off from hating on their evil emperor Barack Obama to focus their disdain on San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom after he made it clear that no city employees could travel to Arizona and that the city of San Francisco would no longer do business with the state in light of that state's governor, Jan Brewer, creating a law that allows law enforcement officials to interrogate individuals who they think might be in the great old U.S. of A. illegally. So they took the California Minutemen with them, thousands of white people strong, and took to the streets.
I'm sure the people of San Francisco are petrified of the boycott. Bologna and cowboy boot sales will plummet, sending the city into economic turmoil. As one San Francisco columnist put it, "In fact, for folks like me, the news that a bunch of intolerant, obstreperous suburbanites are doing their best to steer clear of San Francisco makes it seem that much more appealing as a place to spend my liberal, big-government-loving money. Heck, if you ask me, whoever's in charge of tourism for San Francisco should make an ad to make sure everybody knows about the boycott."
But they are Amurkans and that is their right. But is it right for Brewer to interfere with federal laws by creating a special one for her state so that anyone can be pulled over by police at any time and be interrogated? I love the fact that she amended the law, barring police from using race as a factor in stopping a person to check their immigration status. WHAT? The entire point of her proposed law is to keep Mexicans without United States citizenship out of Arizona, period. So how can the police do that if they can't use race as a factor to pull someone over? Maybe they'll finally pull over Cindy McCain and figure out what planet she's from.
Personally, I don't think the proposed law is strong enough. By damn, if they really want to solve the problem of having what they refer to as "undesirables" in their state, they should just round up all of the Latinos and Latino Americans and ship them off to internment camps, like we did with the Japanese citizens on the West Coast during World War II. That would show them who's boss and then the normal, God-fearin' folk of Arizona could sleep better at night. Hell, they did it with Native Americans, who actually owned the land before it was stolen from them, and now they live on reservations where they belong: with their own kind.
Maybe Governor Brewer should start looking for some more land that used to be used to mine uranium to build us some more atomic weapons so that all of the Latinos in her state can be crammed in there and suffer all sorts of diseases, like the Native Americans. That way the white citizens of Arizona could go to Walmart without worrying. And while they're at it, maybe it's time for "White" and "Latino" bathrooms, drinking fountains, and lunch counters.
Sure, all sides have two stories. Not all of the people and politicians in Arizona are for this new bill. And granted, there has been an increase in crime involving people who are in the state without citizenship. But to create a law that allows harassment of people based solely on their nationality (and yes, that is the real case, no matter how Brewer tries to mask it) doesn't exactly scream of social progress. I mean, what are the chances of a person who doesn't have brown skin and drives a nice car and could be here "illegally" from, say, Luxembourg getting pulled over compared to someone who happens to be Latino and drives an old, beat-up car — which, by the way, is not a crime.
The real scare is that other states that are already out of control are likely to take Brewer's lead and pop up with similar bills of their own. Can you imagine Texas jumping on this bandwagon? I am a white male and even I am afraid to visit that state.
Personally, I want the Pleasanton Tea Partiers to have a successful boycott of San Francisco and show Mayor Newsom that they carry some weight and they are just not going to take any more of his liberal agenda concerning the city's boycott of Arizona. I just hope they keep boycotting San Francisco — in San Francisco.