Skip to comments.Boston Vote to Boycott Arizona
Posted on 05/05/2010 1:11:42 PM PDT by massmike
The Boston City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution calling for the city to pull investments from Arizona in protest over the state's recently passed immigration law. The vote is slated for Wednesday afternoon.
City Council President Michael Ross and fellow Councilor Felix G. Arroyo said their resolution would ask city officials to end city contracts and purchasing agreements with Arizona and Arizona-based companies. The resolution also would ask city employees not to travel to Arizona for city business.
Councilors have reported a slew of angry calls over the resolution after area conservative talk radio shows urged listners to call councilors.
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So exactly how many Arizona products does the city of Boston buy anyway?
I guess they should next vote to boycott the US, since the Arizona law mirrors Federal law...
No kidding. They probably buy more stuff from China.
this is so stupid ...its not about immigration...its about law enforcent...
I’ve been boycotting Boston since I graduated from BU in ‘80.
Wish I could do more...
Why doesn’t Boston just send several hundred buses to AZ and bring the illegals to them?
Yours truly included...
I am sure that there is a clause in the contracts that levies stiff penalties and fines for cancelling or breaking them before they are up.
lol .lots and lots.they buy tons of az procucts. How about everyone just stop lieing about the law enforcement bill. it has nothing to do with immigration.
Maybe seniors in Arizona should boycott Fidelity, John Hancock and other financial firms in MA.
No thanks! We don't need illegal Mexicans here.We've got enough illegal Brazilians!
According the the ESPN poll about the Vegas Suns changing the name in protest, only a handfull of northeastern states (5 or 6) supported the decision.
ESPN has since removed the poll.
I guess this means that if the World Series is the Red Sox against the Diamondbacks, the Red Sox will forfeit the games which are supposed to be played in Arizona.
Yeah...put all them eggs in one basket. A target rich environment.
I guess that means that the Boston city counsel thinks that they are important?
Am now boycotting Boston, and the entire state of Taxachussetts.
Good. Let Arizona round up all of its illegals and ship them to all of the places that are boycotting it.
That way, everybody is happy.
This amounts to almost $1,000 a year in orders for Gila Monsters, formerly used as housepets and Valentine Day gifts by Boston Dems.
Ah yes, Boston one of the marxist hellholes in this country.
I hope Arizona secedes, I’ll move there.
I now add Boston and all of MA to my list.
Let ‘em do without tourist money long enough and they will have to raise taxes on their citizens.
The taxes will become even higher, the producers will move out of the city/state, then they will have to raise taxes even higher...vicious circle...
If only they embraced the law and morality - the majority of citizens would be so much better off.
And how many Boston products do the people in Arizona buy.
Today cities are doing this over illegal immigration, tomorrow it will be over abortion laws.
Our governments should not be used to lobby on behalf of liberalism. Make your union labor arguments on YOUR OWN DAMN DOLLAR.
If Arizona goes, and I don’t see it going real soon, but maybe within a year,
it will only be the first of many dominoes.
What is happening is unamerican. No, not what ARizona did, what is being done to Arizona. In the ‘age of Obama’, there will be no dissent. NONE or he will sic his organizations on ya. Even the press is afraid of him. But not Grandma and Grandpa, the ones he will put in front of the death panels.
They need to read the following:
Hats Off To Charlie D.
I don’t know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I
think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally,
made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.
I don’t blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the
United States of America , as it is a truly wonderful place.
But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don’t care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying
to give me sensitivity lessons.
I don’t need sensitivity lessons, in fact I don’t have any-thing against Mexicans! I just have something against criminals and anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal
and if you don’t believe it try coming into America from a foreign country without a passport and see how far you get. What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it’s tanta-mount to saying, “I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
It’s an “in your face” action and speaking just for me, I don’t like it one little bit and if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it wouldn’t be happening.
Where are you, you bunch of lily livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again?
And even if you pass a bill on immigration it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won’t mean anything anyway Besides, what good is another law going to do when you
won’t enforce the ones on the books now?
And what ever happened to the polls, guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain’t paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want some thing done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.
This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed for being a tragedy. Do you honestly think that what happened in France with the Muslims can’t happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?
If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grand-children will inherit. But I guess that doesn’t matter as long as you get re-elected.
Shame on you.
One of the big problems in America today is that if you have the nerve to say anything derogatory about any group of people (except Christians) you are going to be screamed at by the media and called a racist, a bigot and anything else they can think of to call you
Well I’ve been pounded by the media before and I’m still rockin’ and rollin’ and when it comes to speaking the truth I fear not.
And the truth is that the gutless, gonadless, milksop politicians are just about to sell out the United States of America because they don’t have the intestinal fortitude to stand up to face reality.
And reality is that we would never allow any other group of people to have 12 million illegal in this country and turn around and say, “Oh it’s ok, ya’ll can stay here if you’ll just allow us to slap your wrist.”
And I know that some of you who read this column are saying “Well what’s wrong with that?”
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it. These people could be from Mars as far as we know. We don’t know who they are, where they are or what they’re up to and the way the Congress is going we’re not going to.
Does this make sense? Labor force you say? We already subsidize corporate agriculture as it is, must we subsidize their labor as well?
If these people were from Haiti would we be so fast to turn a blind eye to them or if they were from Somalia or Afghanistan ?
I think not.
All the media shows us are pictures of hard working Hispanics who have crossed the border just to try to better their life.
They don’t show you pictures of the Feds rounding up members of MS 13, the violent gang who came across the same way the decent folks did. They don’t tell you about the living conditions of the Mexican illegal some fat cat hired to pick his crop.
I want to make two predictions.
No. 1: This situation is going to grow and fester until it erupts in violence on our streets while the wimps in Washington drag their toes in the dirt and try to figure how many tons of political hay they can make to the acre.
No 2: Somebody is going to cross that border with some kind of weapon of mass destruction and set it off in a major American city after which there will be a backlash such as this country has never experienced and the Capitol building in Washington will probably tilt as Congressmen and Senators rush to the other side of the issue.
I don’t know about you but I would love to see just one major politician stand up and say, “I don’t care who I make mad and I don’t care how many votes I lose, this is a desperate situation and I’m going to lead the fight to get it straightened out.”
I don’t blame anybody for wanting to come to America , but if you don’t respect our immigration laws why should you respect any others?
And by the way, this is America and our flag has stars and stripes Please get that other one out of my face.
God Bless America
May be time for the Tea Party to demonstrate in favor of Arizona and U.S. LAW!
Does that include reunions at the Dugout? Pronounced Dujeau.
It is sooooo typical of liberals, in places far removed from reality. The reality is that there is a WAR just south of th bolder in AZ. People are getting kidnapped in Phoenix. Gangs, cartels, drugs.....that is what living in AZ is like. Yet the elitists in Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Cape Cod.....who likely live in gated communities, are shock at what AZ has done.
Pass your silly resolution. You would not be doing this if Mexico was as close to you as Connecticut is.
With San Francisco and boston boycotting, if we could just get a few more liberal bastions to promise not to visit Arizona, it would be the ideal vacation spot this summer.
Hey Mike, does this mean if you are stopped for a traffic violation in boston you no longer have to show id?
Good point . . . let the illegals come live in the councilmen’s neighborhoods
Then we’d see how sincere they really are
I am wondering where the Tea Party movement has gone. I feel like we are all alone here in Arizona getting attacked. No other states have stood up and passed the same law we did and haven't heard anything from the Tea Party Movement. When push comes to shove everyone runs and hides.
What an awful article. How is this sentence,”Councilors have reported a slew of angry calls over the resolution after area conservative talk radio shows urged listners to call councilors.” dropped into the middle of the article without any color at all? Do the councilors care about the calls? Are they getting more calls encouraging them? They were better off leaving the sentence out than placing it right in the middle of the article without any further information.
I was going to visit an account there in the next month or so,lunch,drinks for 4 or 5 people. I think i will put that off till after elections and see how they turn out.
I hear you and am in complete agreement! Perhaps it’s time to communicate this with Tea Party organizers....
I and my colleagues travel to Boston from NYC on the Delta shuttle from LGA about twice a month. We spend a lot up there on expense accounts. If this measure passes, I’m shutting that program down and we’ll start looking around Scottsdale. Ever been to Donovan’s steakhouse there? It’s the best!
I doubt they really are that concerned with illegals. Just more lib hypocrisy. Unless they are their housekeepers or gardeners.
I would assume most of their city contracts could be terminated by the city with 30 days notice. Most state and local gov’t contracts also typically have an FY funding or appropriations clause which would allow the city to terminate.
The bigger issue to me would be the legality of a city receiving federal funds and using those funds to award contracts while not allowing an Arizona business to bid.
Buy Arizona products, freepers.
I just voted to boycott Boston and to take a vacation in Phoenix this summer.
Anti-Discrimination Notice.If the feds say directly on the form required across the country to verify employment that illegals can be discriminated against, why are they getting their panties in a wad over Arizona taking the next logical step of wanting the illegals to leave?
It is illegal to discriminate against any individual (other than an alien not authorized to work in the United States) in hiring, discharging, or recruiting or referring for a fee because of that individual's national origin or citizenship status. It is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals. Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) they will accept from an employee. The refusal to hire an individual because the documents presented have a future expiration date may also constitute illegal discrimination. For more information, call the Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices at 1-800-255-8155. [emphasis added]
(Source: Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification [OMB No. 1615-0047; Expires 08/31/12] http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-9.pdf)
Boston, just another liberal city. A once proud member of this nation’s founding is now part of its undoing.
Well, my decade long boycott of Boston will be placed back in effect. It was misguidedly terminated when Scott Brown was elected.
Visualize America with no Boston
I watched Richmond legal. It was just a state of mind.
I vote to boycott Boston. As a matter of fact, I am mailing a Boston Cream Pie to the city council. It ought to be real ripe by the time it gets there.
Actually, we're keeping a list. Every place that boycotts us is added to the list of places we will give one way tickets to the illegals. So far it's New York, Boston and San Francisco.