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SB1070 Update: Does Palin read El Blog?

David Safier

by David Safier Since the beginning of my coverage of all things SB1070, I've been using the photo at right on most of my posts. It's from, if I remember correctly, a demonstration in LA.We Are All Arizona. I like the sound of that. All over the country, people recognize, if this law is allowed … Read more

Friends don’t let friends drive Republican

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: It was good to see President Obama pick up a meme I have used in the past to explain the economy in a story people can understand. George W. Bush was the drunken frat boy with the keys to the car and his Uncle Sam's credit card. All his Republican fraternity brothers … Read more

SB1070 Update: SEIU joins legal challenge to SB1070

David Safier

by David SafierSaying "SB1070 Violates Federal Government's Authority over U.S. Immigration Law, First Amendment, and other Core Civil Rights," the SEIU has joined in the lawsuit challenging SB1070.SEIU Joins as Plaintiff with Labor and Civil Rights Groups in Major Legal Challenge of SB1070Washington D.C.—Today, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) joined the United Food and … Read more

SB1070 Update: Should Lakers fans root for Los Suns?

David Safier

by David Safier Interesting column on HuffPo by Dave Zirin, Sports correspondent for the Nation (Sports correspondent for the Nation? Who knew?)Zirin says anti-SB1070 Angelenos should root against coach Phil Jackson and for Los Suns.Jackson said this in favor of SB1070:"Am I crazy, or am I the only one that heard [the legislature] say 'we … Read more

Fooled by Fool’s Gold: WSJ repeats G.I. $400 myth

David Safier

by David SafierYes, I know it's expecting too much, but wouldn't you think an editorial in the Wall Street Journal should be somewhere near factual, and if it can't manage that, it should at least show mastery of 6th grade math skills?But when you're getting your pabulum spoon fed to you by the Goldwater Institute, … Read more

Those teachers with accents

David Safier

by David SafierTrue story.In the 1930s a woman who emigrated to the U.S. from Russia when she was 12 wanted to teach school in New York. She was denied a job because her accent was too heavy.She failed her oral exam a number of times, but finally passed and got a job.The woman was Bel … Read more

Indecent Propositions 2010

AZ BlueMeanie

Posted by AzBlueMeanie: The Arizona Legislature has referred a number of propositions to the November Ballot. There are also a number of initiatives still circulating petitions which have a July 1 filing deadline. The measures referred to the ballot by the Arizona Legislature are indecent propositions. Each of these propositions should be defeated by voters … Read more

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