Whew, it is tough trying to live up to the mantle of the screwiest state in the nation and the Sunshine State is certainly grateful to Arizona for answering the call, “hey, li’l help?”
Just in case you’ve been under a rock, the Arizona Legislature passed a new law requiring anyone with brown skin be stopped by police under suspicion of not being ‘Murkin.
That’s right. Arizona law now requires police to stop anyone they think might be an undocumented resident or visitor to the USofA. And that means all people of darker-than-pink skin. Sales of self-tanners and visits to tanning salons dropped off immediately.
The same Arizona legislature rejected a bill that would have moved the Statue of Liberty to the high desert: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, the tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Emma Lazarus would not have been welcomed in the Arizona Legislature.
You gotta admit, though, protesting the new law by painting swastikas on the capitol in black beans…well, that’s pretty clever.
But not to worry, Florida. You still have a chance. Charlie Crist is gonna run for the U.S. Senate as an independent and it’s gonna be a great campaign season! We’ll have the tea baggers, Marco “Polo” Rubio, Charlie and the steady and solid Kendrick Meek seeking to become the first African-American elected to the Senate from Florida.
One black, one Latin, one white-n-tanned-n-exceedingly-neat. It’s the Mod Squad campaign season in Florida!
Maybe Marco Rubio should avoid Arizona for a while; maybe Charlie, too.
Note for the rest of the nation: Charlie Crist first rose to political prominence in the early 90s as a tough “law and order” candidate and state senator advocating for the return of roadside chain gangs. He was immediately dubbed “Chain Gang Charlie.”
Now, it appears, what he has here is a failure to communicate.
At least in Alabama, they speak English. That’s the summation of another wing nut running for office on the backs of those who aren’t white and rich.
Alabama Republican goobernatorial candidate Tim James proclaims in a TeeVee Box ad, for all the world to hear, “In Alabama, we speak English,” while railing against laws which require driver’s license tests to be offered in a variety of languages.
One could argue, however, about the ability of Alabamians to speak English. But that’s another story.
Finally, thank God the U.S. Senate is finally doing something to help real Americans on Main Street. Stalled in financial reform, mired in immigration and greenhouse gases, a few brave Senators are coming out strong against…Facebook!
Sens. Shummer, Franken, Bennet and Begich will stand firm against any attempts by the giant social network to further invade our privacy!
Facebook responded by immediately un-friending Sens. Shummer, Franken, Bennet & Begich…but kept their profiles online for advertisers.