Hello Governor Brewer let’s get something straight, you signed a bill that makes it a misdemeanor to be an illegal immigrant in Arizona so that local and state authorities can deal with the immigration issues your state is facing. I understand the difficulties that southern Arizona in particular faces in regard to illegal immigration. You’ve taken a lot of static for that decision and your most recent response, a ripoff Kermit the Frog puppet singing reading is fun, is not only ridiculous but hypocritical. Particularly in light of the fact that you say this action will not inspire racial profiling, of course you must be talking about the amended bill you signed removing the racial profiling language, so I wonder, Governor Brewer, did YOU read the first version of the bill you signed? Remember, reading is fun!
If you go to this link: http://immigration.change.org/blog/view/frog_puppet_thinks_reading_and_arizona_sb_1070_is_fun you can see the stupid singing frog video and read a quick little snippet by Alex DiBranco where she quotes Arizona State Rep. Russell Pearce, the sponsor of SB 1070 who goes ahead and admits racial profiling was exactly what he had in mind: “Ninety percent of the illegal aliens in Arizona come from south of the border, so it [appearance] certainly may be a factor.” At least he’s honest, Governor Brewer doesn’t have the same integrity.
I’m sick and tired of politicians on the right, so-called “conservatives”, using bullshit reasons to be sexist, racist assholes. I’m not racist, I’m just against illegal immigration they say, taking a break from telling their beaner and wet back jokes to face a camera. Rush Limbaugh isn’t sexist as he refers to this or that woman as the news chick, or government chick, he’s just joking around, I mean hey. the term femonazi is a term of endearment, please. Conservatives don’t understand how students wearing US Flag shirts to school on Cinco de Mayo could possibly be construed as anything other than patriotic. Surely they are not trying to incite Mexican-American students.
Cut the shit, all of you, just stop, THIS IS AMERICA! You want to be a patriot, aspire to the actual ideals this country was founded on, a nation where those who cannot find freedom or prosperity in their homeland can come and find it here. That plaque on the statue of liberty is not just for decoration, nor was it ever intended to be conditional. In this country we take the poor and the displaced as long as we are able, that’s patriotic. My great-grandfather immigrated to this country from Ireland, you may have heard of a little something called the potato famine, if not, look it up! When the Irish came to the US they were spit upon, maligned, beaten, killed and discriminated against. But my people had an edge, we looked a hell of a lot like the people who were already here. Mexicans and Latinos immigrating here legally or illegally have a much bigger hill to climb based on nothing more than the color of their skin. These people are just as hard-working as my ancestors were, they come here and they work here to make a better life for their children, just like my great-grandfather and so many other Irish men and women did. So Governor Brewer on behalf of myself and all of my Irish ancestors, kiss my shiny, white, Irish ass and get off the Mexican’s back!