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"Even the illegal workers would prefer to be here legally."
What an ugly lie.
If they preferred to be here legally then they would be...you DO realize that thousands of people become citizens every year?
They CHOOSE to BREAK THE LAW. And they continue to break it by committing MORE crimes once they are here.
I know it's a cliche, but what part of ILLEGAL don't you understand?Mar 6, 2011
And before anyone asks what Godwin's Law is:
Godwin's law applies especially to inappropriate, inordinate, or hyperbolic comparisons of other situations (or one's opponent) with Hitler or Nazis or their actions.
Falling foul of Godwin's law tends to end up causing the individual making the comparison to lose their argument and/or credibility.
"I wanted folks who glibly compared someone else to Hitler or to Nazis to think a bit harder about the Holocaust" - Mike Godwin, formulator of the "law"Mar 5, 2011
I was going to comment on Jose's use of grammar (or lack thereof), until I read Leon's post; while I agree with some of what he said, reading it gave me a headache!
As for the article:
"Currently. there are three main carriers of hate: hate mongers, nativists and antigovernment zealots."
Funny how Jose failed to mention that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE GROUPS IS RELIGIOUS IN NATURE OR HAS RELIGIOUS ADHERENTS.
"the harshest anti-immigrant law since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882"
Okay, now Jose is just being an ignorant bigot.
Anti-immigrant law? SB1070 is PRO-immigrant! It is also anti-illegal alien.
And you equate that with neo-Nazis (who are all Christians...imagine that!).
Congratulations, Jose de la Isla,
Thanks for proving that Godwin's Law is still in effect. And pay attention, because only people who have no rationale for their position use it. ;)Mar 5, 2011
For the last 3 years a group of east valley nonbelievers have been volunteering their time removing blight from local neighborhoods and rescuing/fostering abandoned animals.
And these properties and animals were NOT privately owned, they belong to us all.
Which makes it an ACTUAL act of charity.
Guess how many times the Tribune has covered them?
Religious bigotry sucks.
Not that it matters, but want to bet the property owners are Mormon?
Mar 5, 2011
"The magazine’s editors looked at features that they say make good “old-house neighborhoods,” such as architectural diversity, craftsmanship and preservation, as well as amenities including walkability, safety and a sense of community."
Walkability, safety and a sense of community...how long did these "editors" hang around? More than a few minutes?
Here's a challenge for them, since the neighborhood is so safe: send your "editors" out for a nightly stroll in downtown Mesa, say Stapely and 8th Avenue.
Let us know how that works out for you..
Mar 1, 2011
"If I recall correctly, if a person is caught crossing a second time, the crime is then a FELONY!!!!"
Technically rogue, they are felons from the get-go; human smuggling and conspiring with human smugglers are already both felonies...and anyone in this country illegally is guilty of at least one of those crimes (not to mention the plethora of OTHER crimes they commit once here).
As always, it's not the laws that are the problem, it's getting our law "enforcement" officers to stop cherry picking which laws to enforce and which to ignore.Mar 1, 2011
Dale Whiting bleated:
"We, legal citizens of Mesa, welcome the illegal aliens in Mesa just like Christ welcomes all of his own"
Poor Dale, he doesn't know his own Bronze-Age mythical savior very well - Christ only welcomed THOSE THAT ACCEPTED HIM - and to Hell with the rest.
And Dale, I have my doubts as to whether you are a LEGAL citizen of Mesa...since aiding and abetting illegal aliens is a crime.Mar 1, 2011
Secretary Janet Napolitano
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20528
United States Senator: 30 years of age, a citizen of the United States for 9 years and an
inhabitant of the state at the time of the election. Article I, Section 3, U.S. Constitution.
Sorry Nappy! You aren't elligible.Feb 15, 2011
I think the first venter clarifies just why Arizona is the laughing stock of the nation, and it has nothing to do with illegal immigration or fighting the feds over constitutionality.
Just look at our State Senator, Sylvia Allen - she thinks its safe to mine uranium because "its been there for 6000 years and never hurt nobody!"
Silly Creationists.Feb 15, 2011
First Venter - what is an "evolutionist"?
It's a silly, made-up word used by Creationists to try to bring evolutionary biologists down to their level.
It's dishonest and immoral...like most religious ideas.Feb 15, 2011