Is It Possible to Hate Arizona More Than I Already Do?
Arizona: home of speed traps, unbearably hot weather and that old geezer John McCain, who dragged Sarah Palin into our national consciousness.
What could possibly make Arizona an even more loathsome blight on the U.S. map?
Their repugnant Republican Governor Jan Brewer and their racist state legislature are poised to pass a measure that would make it a crime not to carry proof of legal status, and would empower police to ask about a person's immigration status if they have doubts.
Arizona borders Mexico.
There are millions of American-born Hispanics who live, work and pay taxes in Arizona.
But with this racist, ham-handed new insanity, anyone with dark hair who steps out to the curb to pick up their mail had better have his or her ID on them in case the cops drive by and decide to card them.
Going swimming at a public pool? Better waterproof that American birth certificate, Jose. Planning to jog around the block? Better stash that proof of citizenship in your bra, Maria.
Even John McCain, who in the past had a pretty decent record regarding immigration, is pandering to the honky governor and state legislature by saying he's for the measure. Hey, he's up for re-election, he'd screw a snake to stay in office.
As a Texan, I really resent Arizona's attempt to be stupider and more racist than us.
Even Texas Governor Rick Perry isn't as hateful and racist as Gov. Jan Brewer!
I think everyone with a heart and a brain should boycott Arizona.
Not that there was ever any good reason to visit that vast desert of ignorance and brain damaging heat, now Arizona has zoomed to the head of the list of most embarrassing, racist, ignorant dumps in America.
I've traveled to a lot of American states and I thought Mississippi was perhaps the most abysmal one in the union, but Arizona now tops the list.
Arizona? Go fuck yourself.