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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer signs immigration law 124 years after great-grandmother's journey
NY Daily News ^ | April 27, 2010 | Michael Daly [Wanker]

Posted on 04/27/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

One hundred and eighteen years after her great-grandmother arrived in America, Brewer stood in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, next in line for governor.

And it must have meant nothing at all.

For now that she is governor, Brewer has signed an immigration bill that spits in Lady Liberty's face.

The new law seeks to slam shut that golden door. It goes so far as to make it a crime not to carry papers proving you are not just some tempest-tossed soul who arrived in this country unbidden.

Or maybe Brewer does not know her family's history.

Most likely, she imagines there is a difference between the Europeans who sought refuge here in times past and Hispanics who dare to cross into her state.

I cannot answer those questions because my inquires regarding her family's arrival in America were met with silence.

That's just a politician's silence, though.

The silence to listen to is the one invoked by the Statue of Liberty's inscription, the poem in which Emma Lazarus describes how Lady Liberty announces her invitation to the huddled masses.

"Cries she with silent lips."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; arizona; brewer; hitpiece; immigration; mediabias
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1 posted on 04/27/2010 5:23:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Author’s name says it all.


2 posted on 04/27/2010 5:25:05 AM PDT by Timocrat
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Someone needs to tell Daly-Wanker and the rest of the MSM that Free Stuff from the taxpayers is incompatible with Open Borders


3 posted on 04/27/2010 5:26:24 AM PDT by IncPen (HEY GORE -- GIVE BACK THE OSCAR! - GIVE BACK THE NOBEL! ANSWER THE HOAX!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It goes so far as to make it a crime not to carry papers proving you are not just some tempest-tossed soul who arrived in this country unbidden.

That's already the FEDERAL LAW, dumbass! The law the feds won't enforce, but AZ will, finally.

4 posted on 04/27/2010 5:27:19 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Michael isn’t educated enough to distinguish between a “legal” immigrant...and an “illegal”?

How stupid can one be and STILL get printed....


5 posted on 04/27/2010 5:27:53 AM PDT by mo
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
They don't look too "great-grandmotherly" to me. I laughed when I read the 124 year old melting pot story that was used in comparison. Funny.
6 posted on 04/27/2010 5:27:56 AM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: IncPen

He certainly is a Wanker, isn’t he?


7 posted on 04/27/2010 5:28:50 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

8 posted on 04/27/2010 5:29:42 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’d remind this moron that just because you are against illegal immigration doesn’t mean you are against legal immigration but the amnesty zealots refuse to listen to anyone outside of their echo chamber.

Legal immigration = good. Legal immigrants—whether they are black, white Latino, Asian, whatever—are productive citizens and a credit to the country.

Illegal immigrants should be deported. And a million sob stories about little 10 year old Jose and his love for America isn’t going to change my opinion on that.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 5:30:16 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I just saw protesters in Arizona on Fox news. Many of them were carrying signs depicting the Governor as Hitler and the devil, and a woman hits a cameraman. Yet the MSM isn’t characterizing these protesters the way they have the truly peaceful Tea Party protests. My disdain for the media grows daily.


10 posted on 04/27/2010 5:30:20 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a crock! Typical liberal slant...anytime they don’t like something they cry racist,un_American blah! blah! blah! blah!


11 posted on 04/27/2010 5:30:55 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I consider this hate speech.


12 posted on 04/27/2010 5:31:01 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The missing word is illegal.

We are a nation of laws...we hear it all the time...Obama used it to give terrorists rights IN OUR COURTS.

He passes on "immigration laws" though...cuz he needs their vote next time around.

We've outgrown the massive immigrations of the past.

13 posted on 04/27/2010 5:31:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What in the hell is a “tempest tossed soul?” Wanker,a Hemingway you ain’t.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 5:31:40 AM PDT by 4yearlurker ("No King but King Jesus!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When my family came here we were on a waiting list for years. We had to prove we could support ourselves and had to have relatives to vouch for us. We learned english because we wanted to be Americans. Coming here was a privilage not a right.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 5:32:56 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Police inspect immigrants arriving LEGALLY at Ellis Island:

16 posted on 04/27/2010 5:34:46 AM PDT by bvw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is it my imagination or has the Daily News been moving even further left the past couple of months...into MSNBC territory?


17 posted on 04/27/2010 5:34:53 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Constitution Day

Yes and he is one daily


18 posted on 04/27/2010 5:35:12 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Geeze, what a WANKER! I mean you have to vomit while reading this tripe! God, how did we ever ‘develop’ assholes like this in America? Does this jerk have any understanding of the LAW!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 04/27/2010 5:35:17 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Timocrat

Wanker??

LMAO!!


20 posted on 04/27/2010 5:35:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The sign at Lady Liberty says
“Give me your huddled masses”
Not “Give me your muddled asses”

My ancestors came through Ellis Island, too
They had to go through immigration, show papers and get medically checked. Then they had to go get jobs because there was no welfare. Learning English was job #1.

Back to the good ol’ days of Lady Liberty sounds real good to me. Or at least, to using the same immigration rules and checks Mexico uses on its Southern border.

PS: If sending these trespassers back to their homeland is a violation of their human rights,, then why do “we” force the school kids to “celebrate” their native culture?

21 posted on 04/27/2010 5:35:53 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was not one of the founding fathers ....)
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To: Timocrat

Lol. That’s what I was thinking.


22 posted on 04/27/2010 5:36:09 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LOL!


23 posted on 04/27/2010 5:36:15 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Most of us come form immigrant families. They came here under the law. They did not steal someones identity to work illegally. They learned to speak English better than the English. We have have to show a drivers license, registration and insurance papers when pulled over by police. We expect to show an ID to vote. Why is enforcing laws of the land racial?
24 posted on 04/27/2010 5:36:35 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s see...coming to our country thru legal means verse illegal......................Nice try but diffidently a No go...Try again Media slime.


25 posted on 04/27/2010 5:36:53 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NY Daily News is a liberal rag. NY Post ROCKS!


26 posted on 04/27/2010 5:38:00 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Admin Moderator

Might be appropriate to set off the ‘wanker’ in the author’s name as being added by someone here and not listed that way in the source.

I consider the article to be hate speech, and I mean that in all sincerity, because it intentionally seeks to mislead readers. The editor and the author should be ashamed of themselves. Still, it is not proper to alter the author’s name in the title. I thought we applied standards higher than that.


27 posted on 04/27/2010 5:41:36 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: Timocrat

“Author’s name says it all.”

He was born to pull that stuff on his readers.


28 posted on 04/27/2010 5:42:32 AM PDT by Mobties
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My family had to go to a third country and wait.

The US had already fulfilled its allotment of Italians, so my grandparents went to Canada to join other relatives. They came to the US under the Canadian allotment, even though they were from Italy.

And yes, they waited their turn.


29 posted on 04/27/2010 5:43:10 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

"Michael Daly-Wanker......cut it down to weekly, and wear a glove, you'll get the feeling your cheating"

30 posted on 04/27/2010 5:44:29 AM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I (middle aged white guy in Texas) get pulled over in my truck, I am required to produce my DL and my PROOF of liability insurance.

As a private contractor, I’m required to sign IRS paperwork proving I’m a US citizen, show my SS# and again, have personal liability insurance.

If I want to buy a house or a truck or enroll in school, I have to provide all these and more info.

WHY the F%@# should it be any different for ANYONE else?

Produce your papers, INDEED! That crap has done whistle by the graveyard.


31 posted on 04/27/2010 5:44:39 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: bvw

My grandfather could have been one of those people standing in line...legally. So was my grandmother (both on my mom’s side).

My great great grandfather (on dad’s side) gave four years of his life as a volunteer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. I’d say he repaid his admission ticket. (By the way, I’m still waiting for the reparations from the black community for the cost of liberating them. Oh heck, let’s just call it even.)

These people, like the Governor’s ancestor, came here LEGALLY. Not ILLEGALLY. As though every criminal, drug dealer and sponger around the world has a RIGHT to come here and mooch off of us.


32 posted on 04/27/2010 5:44:45 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What part of “ILLEGAL immigrant” doesn’t the author understand?


33 posted on 04/27/2010 5:45:27 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Post needed a “mega barf” alert.


34 posted on 04/27/2010 5:51:42 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: Timocrat

This Communist posing as a Liberal spits in the face of the immigrants who came here legally in order to escape tyrants who talked like her.


35 posted on 04/27/2010 5:51:43 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: RoadTest

This Communist posing as a Liberal spits in the face of the immigrants who came here legally in order to escape tyrants who talked like him.

Sorry.


36 posted on 04/27/2010 5:52:19 AM PDT by RoadTest (Religion is a substitute for the relationship God wants with you.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Must be Mikes gardeners. sitting in NY waiting for the cayotes to deliver their human cargo.


37 posted on 04/27/2010 5:52:25 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Statue of Liberty? THE Statue of Liberty, the one that greeted LEGAL immigrants to a immigration registration and processing center?

Michael, you are the wanker spitting in her eye!


38 posted on 04/27/2010 5:52:52 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Forgot to add “MEGA BARFER” to the title line.


39 posted on 04/27/2010 5:53:44 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist with no rational argument.)
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To: Timocrat
Author’s name says it all.

The "wanker" part isn't his real name. If illegals voted Republican, Mr. "Wanker" would be all for the AZ law.

40 posted on 04/27/2010 5:55:14 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe Wanker ought to try and go to another country without papers and see how he fairs. Any county should police their own borders.


41 posted on 04/27/2010 5:57:34 AM PDT by deport
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Brewer speaks dramatically of her father moving the family halfway across America, but says nothing of the great-grandmother who arrived the same year the Statue of Liberty became a symbol of welcome to all those seeking a new life."

Okay, you want to make comparisons between her great grandmother and the mexicans crossing the border, lets do it. The first part where the comparison falls apart is that the Governor's ancestors came over here legally. What part of legal/illegal is so incomprehensible to you? The second comparison is that when her grandparents came over, they were promised nothing. No health benefits, no welfare, nothing. They had to go out and work to earn their living without any expectation from the government or in this case, the rest of the taxpayers.
42 posted on 04/27/2010 5:58:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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That's already the FEDERAL LAW, dumbass! The law the feds won't enforce, but AZ will, finally.

If only the Feds were as lax about the income tax laws as they are about the immigration laws. There would be no IRS.

43 posted on 04/27/2010 5:59:58 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Most likely, she imagines there is a difference between the Europeans who sought refuge here in times past and Hispanics who dare to cross into her state.

BIG difference. We CHOSE the people who were ALLOWED in this nation. In Arizona, there are 500,000 illegals at the least--15 million nationwide. No one knows who they are and whether they are decent or scum. 31% of the violent criminals in our Federal prisons are illegals. LIBERALS spit in Lady Liberty's face when they passed the Immigration Act of 1965.

44 posted on 04/27/2010 5:59:58 AM PDT by montag813 (www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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How come the New York Daily news writer doesn’t know his history about Ellis Island. Immigrants had to have a sponsor and had to clear a health screening. If they didn’t pass, they were sent home. The US govt was pretty strict on who they let in. In Galveston Bay, the island known as Pelican Island was called Quarantine Island. Immigrants from Southern Europe came through here and were quarantined for up to a month until their diseases cleared. The feds can afford to spend huge amounts of money to print everything in spanish, but can’t find the time to actually control our borders? Their actions show where their priorities are.


45 posted on 04/27/2010 6:06:08 AM PDT by Texas resident (Outlaw fisherman)
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To: Mobties

If the second word is in fact in the man’s name, then that fact is supported by other documentation than the cited article.


46 posted on 04/27/2010 6:07:24 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Dear Leader: you have two ears and one mouth. Start using them in proportion.)
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To: P-Marlowe

Yeah, the IRS and the ATF use microscopes to detect noncompliance.


47 posted on 04/27/2010 6:07:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
LEGAL immigration: YES!

ILLEGAL immigration: NO!

48 posted on 04/27/2010 6:08:47 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I am sure her Grandparents came here legally. Just another liberal bleeding heart trying to blur the distinction between legal immigrant and illegal alien.


49 posted on 04/27/2010 6:08:53 AM PDT by calex59
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To: BelegStrongbow

The author’s name wasn’t altered. Wranker is in brackets and clearly meant to be an insult to the author. Perfectly acceptable and within FR rules. Find something legitimate to bitch about.


50 posted on 04/27/2010 6:12:44 AM PDT by calex59
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