Forgive me Father, it’s been 10 days since my last confession blog post.
Whoops, my ex-Catholic is showing.
Anyway, what I wanted to say is that it’s only been 10 days since my last post, but I feel like it’s been weeks because SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED.
My dear friends Adam and Heather got married! Our senior Omegabed member Matt escaped from Jersey for the week! We saw Kick-Ass and it kicked so much ass! Donnie found out that his job transfer may have us moving out to California as soon as May 22! His sister gave birth to a gorgeous second daughter!
Bad news: all the busy (no time to work out + no time to prepare healthy meals) + my monthly ride on the crimson wave = mega weight gain. Oof.
More bad news, news that actually matters: SB1070 was signed into law. Such bullshit.
Bullshit Part One: “B. FOR ANY LAWFUL CONTACT MADE BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL OR AGENCY OF THIS STATE OR A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR OTHER POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THIS STATE WHERE REASONABLE SUSPICION EXISTS THAT THE PERSON IS AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES, A REASONABLE ATTEMPT SHALL BE MADE, WHEN PRACTICABLE, TO DETERMINE THE IMMIGRATION STATUS OF THE PERSON.”
Um, define “reasonable suspicion,” por favor. Oh shit, I speak Spanish and I have dark hair and a tan, could I be an illegal immigrant? Well, all I carry for identification is a driver’s license, which doesn’t pass for proof of legal status, so I guess you can go ahead and cart me off to jail until I can prove I’m a citizen.
Bullshit Part Two: “E. A LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER, WITHOUT A WARRANT, MAY ARREST A PERSON IF THE OFFICER HAS PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON HAS COMMITTED ANY PUBLIC OFFENSE THAT MAKES THE PERSON REMOVABLE FROM THE UNITED STATES.”
Now that being an illegal immigrant is a crime, anyone who looks like they could be an illegal immigrant (read: BROWN) can be arrested until they can verify their legal status in this country. It’s straight up legalization of racial profiling.
I have a degree in political science, so I’m not bullshitting when I say I read the bill in its entirety and it’s wholly illegal. There’s no way this shit will stand, but the fact that the majority of Arizonans support the bill is horrifying.
The beautiful thing about this embarrassing debacle is that people’s true colors are being revealed. For example, some of my downlow racist “friends” have exposed themselves for what they are. The vitriol people are spewing on this topic! It’s abominable. I quote: ” Look at statistics. A MUCH higher percentage of crimes is caused by hispanics (a high majority done by those are here illegally) then by other races.” Could I be any more ashamed to be lumped in the same pool of voters as this fucker?! The bottom line is that if you support this bill you’re either ignorant of the facts, willfully ignoring the facts, or a balls-to-the-walls racist. Either way, your name is Fucker and you’re no longer someone I want to be associated with. On the flip side, the protesters are composing such stirring, gorgeously-structured arguments that knock these dicks in the dirt, and I’m so proud to call them my friends.
Case in point, this was written by the amazing Juan Fortenberry whom I met in elementary school and am honored to call my friend today: “There is no way to justify a law that takes a steaming shit on civil rights. This bill lacks definition, offers zero parameters as to how to determine the suspicion of one’s immigration status or any other criteria and is chocked full of generalities. It’s unconstitutional at its foundation and that in itself is enough to end all debate about it.”
Today Juan joined me and Donnie, the aforementioned Adam&Heather, and several other friends at a protest at the Capitol to show that we don’t support the bill and that, come election time, our votes will speak for themselves when that twat of a governor Jan Brewer loses the governorship that we didn’t even elect her to.
Here are our protest signs:
Well, I should revise my previous statement to say “their” votes will show it, since by November I’ll be long gone from the craphole of a state. If I weren’t already planning on leaving the state for work and school, this bill law would have been the straw the broke the camel’s back. UH OH, camel = Middle Eastern immigrant = terrorist = papers, please.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Activist, signing off. Good night, and…well, you know the rest.
***EDIT: The fucking Scottsdale troll that won’t stop commenting with utter bullshit is being blocked from commenting. Sorry to remove the hilarity of the nutjob cockbastard, but this is a stupid-free zone. Carry on, sane people, I love you and thanks for coming by.***