Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Supreme Contort

The Supreme Court will soon rule in the case of Arizona v. United States: Turn That Damn Music Down, We're Trying to Sleep. It's a hot tamale, because it's about Latinos, who are an important voting block, and because it looks like the second case this year -- along with Obamacare -- where the Supreme Court could hand the President his ass. Here's what's at stake: 

In 2010, Arizona -- land that was Mexican, after it belonged to Spain, after it belong to the Anasazi -- passed a law designed to make life as unpleasant as possible for anyone whose skin is less pink than gum. The law was pretty openly intended to make illegal aliens self-deport, and take the legal aliens with them, while they're at it, so that Arizona can be what God intended -- a nice sunny place for angry white people to get skin cancer and die. 

Another irony? The Spanish also gave us the word "vamoose."
The law encourages cops to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in America illegally. Nothing racist about that. Your suspect could be an illegal Canadian, giving himself away by wearing cross-country skis. The law requires all non-citizens to carry a federal registration card at all times, and produce the document on demand. The law authorizes Arizona cops to arrest any immigrant without a warrant if they have probable cause to believe the immigrant committed a deportable offense. 

The law has only two exceptions: Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. Some Mexicans have a little Canadian in them. 

It’s a repulsive law that redefines "probable cause" as "not being white." Latino Americans hate it, for good reason, and the Obama administration filed a lawsuit seeking a temporary injunction against it. A federal judge agreed, the Ninth Circuit affirmed, and now the Supremes get their say. A decision is expected very soon.
It could be bad for Obama if he loses, because it makes him look like a weakling and a fuck-up. It could be good for Obama, if it reminds Latinos that Republicans aren't their friends. We'll see.

-Bill Maher


Zen Grouch said...

Yes Bill, this is a "repulsive" and unnecessary law...

...hell, we all know that if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

And it's been working so well up to now when a cop pulls over a Mexican in a pickup full of lawnmowers, who doesn't speak English and has no documentation, that when he writes this person a ticket then releases him back into the wilds of Arizona, 99 times out of 100 the good faith this police officer entrusted that illegal with, will pay off and Jose'll show up on his set court date.

Nobamknee Ratchet RN said...

Who wants to bet Ron Paul was given an offer he can't refuse, by the people who inspired Bernie Madoff to get his kid to rat him out so he could get into protective custody?

Who's next? Tim? Ben? Jamie? The Senate? They all Know Too Much, and are all Too Dumb To Live. They all smell like Prep H. Haven't heard from the vampire Zbrezinski lately.

When you're To Big To Fail no amount of lube will help. Thats why I've got ManPads from Brotex. To cut down on embarrassing leakage. They just cost too damn much.

Zen Grouch said...

"It could be bad for Obama if he loses, because it makes him look like a weakling and a fuck-up."

...apparently it's better to be a suck up than a fuck up, 'eh?

I was a huge supporter of Obama!

But now, I could care less about that pandering asshole.

Anonymous said...

It is a far far better thing for President Benedict Arnold to appear as a weakling and a fuck up than the insane weasel being played by our enemies that he is.

The Supreme Court? Is that a joke? The Supreme Court that created Citizen's United? Fuck the Supreme Court, we are on our own, Billy boy. The rule of law is gone. Ob has granted himself the authority to kill the legislature, and anyone else who gets in his way. All the defenders are stealing while they can, or too stupid or too cowardly to act. The civilization you wanted to skim off to appease your guilt is no more. Look at the EU, Bill. There is your socialist future. We're next.

Anonymous said...

All the defenders are stealing everything they can and selling us all into bond debt slavery, for their profit. The defenders who are not betraying us directly are too stupid or too cowardly to act, and have abandoned their posts for which they were obviously unqualified, but deserved by way of socialist entitlement. Meanwhile, the hammers were left out deliberately, and have rusted. Its over, all thats left is the shit actually hitting the fan.

Anonymous said...

GC sanity check: Where are all the bright, honest, intelligent Americans ready to step in and save the nation and lead the way?

Anonymous said...

"That which is not sustainable will not be sustained." Joseph Stiglitz

Lady Strange said...

Mitt should pick Kenneth Lay for veep. Ken's dead and can't upstage Mitt. Unless, of course, they dig him up. Kenneth Lay, I mean.

Anonymous said...

Mary Harris & Joseph Stiglitz made me aware of the undiluted chronicle that is preserved in infinitesimal detail in the accounting records of our ancestors. From Sumer to IBM, the best detailed and least fictionalized accounts can be found.
I respect academics who pursue the truth and publish their findings without bias or prejudice.
Dr. Stiglitz succinctly stated the causes of the current economic crises and what needs to be done to dodge the bullet. Getting it done is the problem. I'm not talking socialism. We've been here before and based on the carnage of the last century, its safe to say effecting the solution is beyond the grasp of chimps with thumbs, and a bizarre predilection for math.
I hope this interview with Dr. Stiglitz circulates the internet. Too bad he doesn't have great bazongas, its important. Do you think soft porn in the economic news & educational television would help? Educational television would turn a profit, the porn sector is almost as big as illegal drugs.

Anonymous said...

He inherited the broken clusterfuck from Bush, now its his clusterfuck. He went to war in Libya on his own. He didn't gtfo Afghanistan and he made it worse. He didn't check the corrupt military elites one penny. He didn't check the TARP being invested overseas. He promised to leave medical marijuana alone, then he violated the 10th amendment and sent federal goons to torture sick people. He provided Mexican organized crime with assault weapons and ammo which was used to kill American border guards & feds - the good guys, remember? While at the same time wholesale violating the constitution that he swore to uphold and disarm us, so we can't defend ourselves from criminals and coups. Obama has given his cronies the bank robbers trillions of our nation's wealth, and setting up to destroy all the economies in the world.

President Benedict Arnold? Try President Mobutu.

Obama has no promises he can make that will win my vote. He fleeced us all. The all-criminal legislature has done their fair share of damage too. I'm not going to vote for him again.

Anonymous said...

You are such a pig, it's sad.

Anonymous said...

The pig orgasm lasts 45 minutes.
I so wish I was a pig.

La Goya Boar Hunting Club said...

Rupert "Fox News" Murdoch is in meltdown mode. Three of his aides face sanctions from Parliament for lying, another has been charged by UK prosecutors with "conspiracy to pervert the course of justice," and Murdoch himself is accused of having instructed then-Prime Minister Tony Blair to block the phone-hacking investigation. In the U.S. there is no Congressional investigation yet, but over 15,000 of us have demanded one. 
 You can do so now 
Sare this with everyone you know who hates the corruption of the 4rth estate has been led by Fox News.

Dennis Dale said...

Anonymous said...

This one's for Robert Maxwell:
The Sun

Sandy said...

I have lived in Phoenix for 3 years and I will say that Hispanic men, even those who are illegal, stand out and try to find work everyday. I have to laugh because the media (FOX News) sure has put a spin on illegal immigration. I am here to say that 99.9 percent of illegals in Arizona stay under the radar and are better citizens than those who are "entitled" to live in this country. Illegals are respectful, courteous and really do want the American dream, which so many of us - "True Bloods" take for granted every minute of every day. What is sad is that neither political party can solve the immigration problem because neither side truly wants it solved. Let's be honest: cheap labor by the right and social consequence and equality on the left. Why can't we find a happy medium? Also, why punish children, brought here by their illegal parents who have obeyed the laws of the US and then deport them to a country they do not know? Good Republicans, huh? I wish a Hispanic would be elected President of the "United States of America" AND subject those bigots to what minorities have been subjected too. NOW, that would be GREAT to watch! :)

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Anonymous said...

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Common sense is not so common.
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: “O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.” And God granted it.
In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
The sovereign is called a tyrant who knows no laws but his caprice.
All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Everything is fine today, that is our illusion.
- All Quotes by Voltaire

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