Shouldn’t that be Los Sols? I’m a stinkin’ gringo and I know that much. This AP article is funny just because of the obvious slant they’re putting on the Great Arizona Immigration Kerfuffle of 2010.
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns will wear “Los Suns” on their jerseys in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night, owner Robert Sarver said, “to honor our Latino community and the diversity of our league, the state of Arizona, and our nation.”
The decision to wear the jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo holiday stems from a law passed by the Arizona Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has drawn widespread criticism from Latino organizations and civil rights groups that say it could lead to racial profiling of Hispanics. President Barack Obama has called the law “misguided.”
Well Hell’s bells, if Barack Obama says something is misguided it must be wrong.
Sarver, who was born and raised in Tucson, said frustration with the federal government’s failure to deal with the illegal immigration issue led to the passage of what he called “a flawed state law.”
“However intended, the result of passing the law is that our basic principles of equal rights and protection under the law are being called into question,” he said, “and Arizona’s already struggling economy will suffer even further setbacks at a time when the state can ill-afford them.”
Informed by reporters that Franklin Roosevelt signed the law requiring aliens to present identification papers upon request, Sarver placed a large metal pail on his head then began banging on it with a stapler while singing la-la-la-la-la-la-la and twirling around until collapsing on his palatial office’s laid-by-cheap-Mexican-labor marble floor.
The other night when the deputy was shot by an illegal in AZ, I goofed that “If Arizona hadn’t made being in the United States illegally a crime this never would have happened.” Silly on its face, right? You can’t make something that’s already a crime a crime.
The measure makes it a crime under state law to be in the country illegally, and it directs local police to question people about their immigration status and demand to see their documents if there is reason to suspect they are illegal.
I’m just that good. The rest is equally enjoyable.