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Uprising in Arizona-Republican Governor Signs Anti-Immigration Birther Bill

When the prayers began outside Arizona’s capitol building in Phoenix, the Hispanic crowd who had gathered under darkening skies stopped talking and bowed their heads.

Placards and banners with bold letters saying “We Are Human” and “Work Is Not A Crime” were placed on the ground and a solitary drum beat that had sounded for most of the afternoon came to a halt.

Annette Escalante, a volunteer for Reform Immigration for America, said she had never experienced racism in Arizona. “But I’m worried that will happen now because of the immigration law,” she said.

“What do we have to carry to prove we’re American? Are we going back to Nazi Germany where we have to wear something that identifies us?”

So the waiting is over.  Arizona’s Republican Tea-Party sympathizing governor, Jan Brewer, has signed the anti-people bill and it has now become law!  So what does this mean to Lady Liberty’s message:

Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Thanks to Emma Lazurus…

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16 Responses to Uprising in Arizona-Republican Governor Signs Anti-Immigration Birther Bill

  1. Leslie Parsley Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Just put this on my FB.

  2. Jess Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    WOW, guess I won’t be visiting AZ any time soon.

  3. fourdinners Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Ari Zona is obviously demented. I always thought Mexicans were practising Americans anyway?

    • Jess Reply

      April 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm

      Well you can’t make crazy without R-AZ. Just sayin is all. I just went full Godwin on a righty at redstate.

  4. Holte Ender Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    People tell me I have a strange accent, so I’m giving Arizona a miss. BOYCOTT ARIZONA.

    • osori Reply

      April 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm

      Talking foreign-sounding not a good thing in AZ Holte, you may end up deported!

  5. Stimpson Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Public Enemy’s By the Time I Get To Arizona seems timely once again.

    • osori Reply

      April 23, 2010 at 9:18 pm

      Stimpson that was great! I knew the song, never seen the video.

  6. The Lawyer Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    Thank God for the Arizone, almost making us Oklahomans look respectably descent. Oh wait, we have our own onerous anti-immigrant (Mexican) laws.

    • Stimpson Reply

      April 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      But Arizona doesn’t have such awesome BBQ ribs.

  7. Barbara Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    This is horrible! Find this so hard to believe.

  8. fourdinners Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    ‘Hurry Up Ari Come On!…We’re Goin’ Down The Pub!’

    I wonder wether Jimmy Pursey’s ever been there…(this is totally English and even many English would find it so obscure….)

  9. Will "take no prisoners" Hart Reply

    April 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    It is because of stuff like this that the Republicans may NOT take back the House this fall.

    • Barbara Reply

      April 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

      I hope that the Republican party destroys itself. The are all made up of racist and ignorant followers. Give it a few years and I see big changes taken place. Goodness will prevail.

  10. Randal Graves Reply

    April 24, 2010 at 10:45 am

    And to top all this lunacy off, Phoenix even has a hockey team. Now that’s just ridiculous.

    • weird world Reply

      April 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

      Yeah Randal–they have a hockey team and lots of sunny days (notice how nobody goes outside during those 120 degree sunny summers)

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