With references to Nazi Germany’s treatment of Jews and the struggle for civil rights in this country, San Diego’s leaders said they felt compelled to formally oppose the new immigration law passed in Arizona.
The symbolic gesture, which urges Arizona lawmakers to repeal the law, won City Council approval Monday on a 7-1 vote, with Councilman Carl DeMaio voting against the resolution.
And at the moment council president Ben Hueso called for the vote, that pothole out in front of our house mysteriously filled-in and the graffiti on the mail box on the corner magically disappeared.
The citizens of San Diego would be pleased to know that the city school board also got into the act opposing Arizona's illegal immigration law but somehow, in a show of Herculean resolve, restrained themselves from issuing a travel advisory to Arizona for its students and the students' parents.
But dig this from the Zen Master himself:
“Am I crazy, or am I the only one that heard [the legislature] say ‘we just took the United States immigration law and adapted it to our state,’” Jackson said.
I told him they usurped the federal law.
“It’s not usurping, it’s just copying it is what they said they did, and then they gave it some teeth to be able to enforce it,” Jackson said.
Then he mildly scolded the Suns.
“I don’t think teams should get involved in the political stuff. And I think this one’s still kind of coming out to balance as to how it’s going to be favorably looked upon by our public. If I heard it right the American people are really for stronger immigration laws, if I’m not mistaken. Where we stand as basketball teams, we should let that kind of play out and let the political end of that go where it’s going to go.”
C'mon, admit it. You did not see that coming from L.A. Laker head coach and big-time supporter of liberal causes, Phil Jackson, did ya?.
Exit question #1: Who do these boycotts really hurt? With conventioneering being a big part of Arizona's economy, who is it that is turning down the bed sheets in the hotels, and filling the water glasses and washing the dishes in the restaurants of Arizona?
Exit question #2: When are Jewish groups going to start issuing some resolutions of their own against historical ignoramuses who, at the drop of the hat, make flippant comparisons to the Holocaust for cheap political points? It's disgusting.