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As you probably know by now, you can get arrested in Arizona for wearing the wrong shoes without a license. All it takes is an unspecified “reasonable suspicion” by a cop that you’re not from around these parts, followed by a demand that you show your papers.
But not just any papers. The new law is very explicit about what will keep you out of the hoosegow:
A PERSON IS PRESUMED TO NOT BE AN ALIEN WHO IS UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE UNITED STATES IF THE PERSON PROVIDES TO THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER OR AGENCY ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. A VALID ARIZONA DRIVER LICENSE.
2. A VALID ARIZONA NONOPERATING IDENTIFICATION LICENSE.
3. A VALID TRIBAL ENROLLMENT CARD OR OTHER FORM OF TRIBAL IDENTIFICATION.
4. IF THE ENTITY REQUIRES PROOF OF LEGAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES BEFORE ISSUANCE, ANY VALID UNITED STATES FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ISSUED IDENTIFICATION.
Not included: Passports. You folks from overseas might want to scratch the Grand Canyon from your vacation plans.
SENATE BILL 1070 [Arizona Legislature]
I didn’t want to see the Grand Canyon and eat at 4pm anyway.
Fookin hell…so Manchu will get tossed out on his Canadian bacon, as will I with my non-AZ driver’s license?
Oh and hey! Me likee the Stinque mobile…”sak sabai” from reeeeely humid French Indochina!
I suspect that despite claims that GOPers spent a lot of time “contemplating” over the bill (more like jerking it) I doubt they really thought things through besides “Get dem Messicans outta ‘Zona!”
Taking a page from Hitler’s playbook, lebensraum for the Master Race.
As an American born of Mexican American descent, I do not trust your ignorant white fascists to not bother me in Arizona, so I just cancelled a one month vacation to your state on the strength of your racist, boneheaded political decisions.
I hope your state loses a SHITLOAD of tourist money.
Next: AZ Gov declared state of emergency and hires Blackwater to man checkpoints on the border and across the state. Within days, reports appear in the local press of Blackwater employees randomly spraying cars with machine gun fire. White supremacist volunteers appear immediately to join the mercenaries and are praised as “true white American patriots” by the governor. The Talibunny, sniffing an opportunity, organizes a ‘Fire Power = White Power’ rally in Phoenix attracting and organizing for the first time Adkisson/Stark Brigades in one place, including dozens of licensed pilots where she raises a shotgun over her head and advocates ‘the peaceful retaking of Washington from the forces of satan.’ A CNN crew on the scene is pointed out by the Talibunny and she orders the mob to hold the reporter and cameraman’s arms. Rapidly chambering and firing, the Talibunny tears parts of their heads and torsos off with expertly landed shots while the mob howls with quaking fury. “Well, that takes care of satan’s PR flacks. The next one, is for the evil one himself,” Talibunny chortles while reloading her rifle. Taking aim directly into the tripoded camera, Talibunny shoulders the rifle and barks, “Bambam, the next one is for you! White America is coming to take back this land!”, fires, shatters the camera and shorts out the transmission.
Heh – check this out. It’s apparently a rejected cover design for Fortune magazine. The little details are the best, like the tiny Gitmo detainees in the bottom right or the “Oracle Buffet” near the center. :)
Even now, complaints are being drafted to challenge this stinking pile of shit.
TJ: Are you sitting down? Oklahoma governor locates spine, vetoes two anti-abortion bills, one which would have required any woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound (done with a vaginal probe, which is every bit as unpleasant as it sounds, and particularly traumatic for sexual assault survivors) and be told in detail about the fetus’ development, and another that would have protected doctors who fail to inform women that the fetus they are carrying has a birth defect from being sued by their
victim patient. The money quote, referring to the first bill:
“State policymakers should never mandate that a citizen be forced to undergo any medical procedure against his or her will, especially when such a procedure could cause physical or mental trauma. To do so amounts to an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.”
Arizona’s tanning salons all went bankrupt overnight.
Individual mandate is necessary for abortion, but evil for regular health care? Oh GOPers, please explains that.
@Mistress Cynica: Word is that there are enough votes in the Oklahoma legislature to override the veto.
Oklahoma is about to become the only state in the union which forces doctors to quite literally rape patients as punishment for requesting a legal medical procedure. Of course, the state doesn’t pick up the cost of the rape, that is the responsibility of the patient.
But that’s not all, folks! The second bill that the governor vetoed would permit doctors to lie to pregnant patients about the presence of fetal abnormalities so the patient doesn’t terminate the pregnancy. Under the bill, doctors cannot be sued for withholding such information.
Since these people also don’t believe in climate change, perhaps they would be willing to move to the Carteret Islands. That would solve everyone’s problem.
Question to Canada City folks: Fergie Olver – WTF?
You’re making me relive things I don’t want to relive. It was a game show I never ever ever wanted to go on no matter what.
Fergie was the creepy host of a kids game show called “Just Like Mom.” Sort of a PG version of the Newlywed Game, but creepier (his wife was the cohost!)
The prizes, well it is Canada City, sucked and were uber cheap.
He was also a voice of the Toronto Blue Jays and one of the most loathed sportscasters in Canada City’s history because of his homerism and blatant stupidity. Not that it stopped a guy like Hawk Harrelson (I have seen the WSX feed, and he’s as horrible as his rep, my sympathies CB) from having a career, but this is Canada City and we don’t go for that kind of shit.
Rumors had it that he was also a bit of a Clinton/Edwards p-hound and fooled around, a lot.
@Mistress Cynica: Holy shit. Is he a Dem?
@SanFranLefty: Yep. And second term. Apparently no plans to run for higher office, either.
@karen marie: No doubt–they’ve got the stupid in spades. It remains a mystery to me why my many gay and female friends stay in that hell hole.
CNN: “Was the killing of our reporters cold-blooded murder or justifiable defense of the Homeland? We’ll ask a diverse panel of experts, from a columnist at the Washington Post to a columnist from the National Review, to tell us what to think after the break.”
@al2o3cr: That should end up “on the cover of the Rolling Stone”, with one of Taibbi’s polemics against Goldman Sachs.
@Mistress Cynica: OK has this truly strange history of populist, even socialist culture that was long ago hijacked by fundamentalist right-wing nutjobs. In modern times, even their Democrats veer toward the crazy, but this gives me some Hope.
@karen marie: The state almost never picks up the cost of the rape (unless the rape is committed by officials on business, in which case a routine expense report suffices to reimburse the rapist).
@Original Andrew: “But first, we bring you a solemn discussion about torture: when is it appropriate? Also, stay tuned for the final segment of Headline Today: when spraying bullets indiscriminately into an Iraqi produce market, should private military contractors be held responsible for their actions?”
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