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  1. tonyb39

    http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2010/04/marco-rubio-speaks-out-on-az-immigration-law.html

    “Marco Rubio speaks out on Arizona immigration law”

    Is this guy for real?? Will he be the next Senator from Florida??I sure hope not!

  2. TempeBev

    You don’t know what Laugh In is? Come on, it’s an American icon – you’re not that young. LOL

  3. I’m just a baby in the woods (oh lady be good to me).

  4. Breaking News Alert
    The New York Times
    Wed, April 28, 2010 — 12:23 PM ET
    —–

    Regulators Approve First Offshore Wind Farm in U.S.

    After nine years of regulatory review, the federal government
    gave the green light Wednesday to the nation’s first offshore
    wind farm, a sprawling project off the coast of Cape Cod.

    The approval of the 130-turbine farm gives a significant
    boost to the nascent offshore wind industry in the United
    States, which has lagged behind far Europe and China in
    harnessing the strong and steady power of ocean breezes to
    provide electricity to homes and businesses.

  5. TempeBev

    If Laugh In were still on, all the pros and cons about Arizona would take the entire wall segment. Stewart and Colbert are gems.

    It’s getting nasty. Now Brewer is blaming Napolitano for not doing more about the border. The mayor of Phoenix is starting his own lawsuit against the bill. The US AG is checking to see if the law is against the US constitution. Conventions are begin canceled. It’s been suggested to boycott the AZ Diamondbacks wherever they play. Unending possibilities of financial disaster.

    The repugs don’t want to deal with it (along with finance reform) until later. The state and the whole country are one big mess. But let’s save big business and forget about the people. There, that’s enough ranting for now.

  6. Bev I’ve been very pleased at just how swift the reaction has been. Of course people who don’t deserve to will suffer by the economic fall out of all this, none the less I don’t know of a better response than an economic boycott.

  7. tonyb39

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/clinton-on-immigration-wall-street/?nl=us&emc=politicsemailema3

    “Bill Clinton, on Immigration and Wall Street”

    “Former President Bill Clinton waded into two of the season’s biggest controversies on Wednesday with the bravado of someone never facing election again, calling for more immigration and expressing doubt about whether Goldman Sachs broke any laws, as the government alleges.

    Mr. Clinton told a fiscal policy summit that more immigrants were not only essential for the nation’s economic future but would most help those Americans who, he said, felt most threatened – white, working-class males without college diplomas.”

    Love Bill,but i don’t really get how more immigration helps those here without jobs?

    • dnd

      Tony,
      I too don’t get what Bill Clinton’s thinking. If you predicate economic growth on immigration, sooner or later we’ll be full and can’t accommodate any more, at which point that economic growth model crashes and burns and everybody, and I mean everybody, gets hurt.

  8. Don’t get it myself tony

  9. TempeBev

    breaking news – now they want to play . . .

    ——————–
    News Alert: GOP drops objections to full debate of financial regulation overhaul
    06:33 PM EDT Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    ——————–

    After Republicans had blocked three earlier efforts to bring the bill to the Senate floor, GOP senators say they will now seek to make changes in the legislation during the formal debate.

    For more information, visit washingtonpost.com:
    http://link.email.washingtonpost.com/r/2GZNC0/Y18NG/GE0BA5/4DMHO7/FRSMR/N9/t

    ——————–

  10. tonyb39

    D,Brian,
    When i read that piece in the NYT i was floored! I worked for the UAW most of my working life so maybe my belief in unions blinds me,but I just don’t understand President Clinton’s thinking on this issue.It was bad enough when he signed NAFTA into law,but us needing more immigration at this time seems crazy..Lately President Clinton has been admitting mistakes he made in not regulating Wall Street more when he was President,i was so hoping he would admit NAFTA was a huge mistake,guess he won’t..

  11. “,i was so hoping he would admit NAFTA was a huge mistake,guess he won’t..”

    Don’t hold your breath for that one.

  12. tonyb39

    Brian,
    I sure won’t hold my breath,but man there’s so much evidence to support Ross Perot’s “Giant sucking sound”theory or is it?

  13. dooty

    am hoping that this oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana will change what ever got into Obama’s head about off shore drilling.

  14. yeah doots, MSNBC is reporting that the prez may be having a change in heart.

  15. dooty

    good glad to hear about that.

    • dnd

      Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is being vilified for allowing wind farms off the Cape Cod coast. Unlike offshore oil drilling platforms, if a windmill falls into the ocean, there’s no environmental damage.

  16. eprof2

    First law suits against the AZ “show me your papers” law. The Coalition of Latino Clergy and Christian Leaders filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in downtown Phoenix.

  17. dooty

    eprof2,

    what percentage of the kidnappings and murders relate directly to the drug trade and human trafficking in AZ? I can’t find anything more current than 2009. Other than the rancher in the boot heel of NM is murder rampant in people that don’t use drugs? I am sure there are some murders that happen by accident because the info given was bad. Last question: Do you feel safe in AZ?

  18. tonyb39

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/04/29/sen-bill-nelson-wants-stop-to-new-offshore-drilling-as-oil-spil/

    “Sen. Bill Nelson Wants Stop to New Offshore Drilling As Oil Spill Worsens”

    “Nelson’s position on a moratorium was not shared by all of his colleagues. Louisiana’s Democratic senator, Mary Landrieu, went to the Senate floor to urge the Congress and the administration not to overreact to the disaster. Calling herself “an unabashed proponent” of the oil industry, she said the country should react in “a measured, right way.”

    Instead of stopping all offshore drilling, Landrieu said the country should focus on improving safety, while understanding that Americans consume 21 million barrels of oil every day, much of it imported from the Middle East.”

  19. eprof2

    “What percentage of the kidnappings and murders relate directly to the drug trade and human trafficking in AZ?”

    I don’t know of any statistics one way or the other. Phoenix is the sixth largest city in the nation with it’s share of murder, violence, and crime. The local tv stations believe in “if it bleeds it leads” just like every other metro station in the country.

    “Do you feel safe in AZ?”

    The short answer is, yes, I feel very safe and enjoy living here. We interact with people of all nationalities, including Mexican nationals every day, both recent immigrants and those of five and six generations, some of whom have families that were here when AZ was still a territory. I personally haven’t seen drug dealers or mayhem in the streets, either here in my small hometown or in Phoenix, even though I know it exists from news reports, et cetera. We also enjoy traveling to Mexico where some of my family owns property. We recently returned from a week at one of the playas.

    The murder of rancher Krentz in southeast AZ is still an unsolved crime with no leads and no suspects. However, the leading proponents of the new laws are convinced that Krentz was killed by drug dealers from Mexico without any proof of it. Mr. Krentz, unfortunately, has become the raison d’tere for fear and suspicion of anyone who looks like a recent immigrant. AZ is now about 30 percent Hispanic, so folks had better get used to it and adapt to the border culture emerging in this part of the world.

    Whew, dooty, you get long winded answers when you ask a retired professor who was used to fifty minute answers in the classroom. Come to AZ and see for yourself how beautiful life is here — once the boycott is over, that is!

  20. dooty

    thanks eprof2,

    if I had wanted something shorter I would not have asked you.

    I have been to AZ several times I have a friend in Tucson and one in Gilbert all though he lives in Italy more these days and I have an old time friend that teaches art down in Douglas and he lives in Old Bisbee. I like it there. I love Mexico also.

    I have read several accounts of that rancher Krentz. Who ever killed that rancher will never be caught. First it would not serve the right to solve it. Second there is no proof of who did it.

  21. tempebev

    Eprof2 – you said it just right. Did you see Rachel tonight?

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