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I have never bought into the whole global warming threat. I live in Phoenix, I know first-hand there is no possible way that it could get any warmer here without having blue-haired old ladies burst into flames like burning Q-Tips. Besides that I have always had a weird feeling in my heart and it’s never let me buy into the idea that Al Gore was right and we were all going to boil. For God sakes the weatherman on the morning show I watch while getting ready for work can’t tell me what the weather is going to be later today with any sort of accuracy. For those of you in-the-know I just moved BACK to Phoenix from Southwest Florida. For the last 2 years the hurricanes were supposed to wipe us off the face of the Earth and it never happened. Plus I can tell you it’s so freakin’ cold here in the desert right now I had to go buy a jacket for the first time in 12 years. Here’s some more proof that Al Gore is talking out of his ass…
Al Gore says global warming is a planetary emergency. It is difficult to see how this can be so when record low temperatures are being set all over the world. In 2007, hundreds of people died, not from global warming, but from cold weather hazards.
Since the mid-19th century, the mean global temperature has increased by 0.7 degrees Celsius. This slight warming is not unusual, and lies well within the range of natural variation. Carbon dioxide continues to build in the atmosphere, but the mean planetary temperature hasn’t increased significantly for nearly nine years. Antarctica is getting colder. Neither the intensity nor the frequency of hurricanes has increased. The 2007 season was the third-quietest since 1966. In 2006 not a single hurricane made landfall in the U.S. South America this year experienced one of its coldest winters in decades.
Over the last few weeks those of us living in Arizona have been bombarded by the media with stories about the State of Arizona requiring all businesses to use the E-Verify Employment-Eligibility Program starting on January 1, 2008. This program makes it easy for employers to check the eligibility of new employees by simply logging into the E-Verify website, entering the employees information that they provide on the standard I9 form that every new employee must fill out when hired. This is going to make sure that all Arizona business comply with the Legal Arizona Workers Act.
Beginning Jan. 1, all business owners in Arizona risk losing their state and local licenses if they knowingly or intentionally hire undocumented workers after that date. Licenses can be suspended for 10 days or longer for a first offense and revoked altogether for a second offense.
Basically this is going to prevent Arizona businesses from hiring illegal aliens. Presumably the companies are hiring these illegal because they will work for far less than the minimum wage and in return stuff the employer’s wallets. It could also be argued that the hiring of these illegal aliens also drive the overall wages down making it impossible for legal citizens to get a fair wage. It is estimated that there are 150,000 illegal aliens working in the State of Arizona currently. Nearly 6,000 employers had signed up for E-Verify, compared with fewer than 450 before the sanctions law was signed by the governor in July. Still, the 6,000 constitute just a fraction of the state’s 150,000 employers.
Now onto the part that all of you came here to read. I’m sure you can see all of the people you regularly see on the news who make excuses for the illegal aliens foaming in their drool cups right now and crapping themselves with anger. Here in Phoenix we are continually accused of being racists, nazis, fear-mongers and bigots for wanting our government to follow it’s own laws. So here it is…
Julie Pace, an attorney for the business groups, said the latest lawsuit contains the same arguments the first one did against the employer-sanctions law – that it’s an unconstitutional attempt by the state to regulate immigration and that cracking down on hiring illegal immigrants is the sole responsibility of the federal government.
The plaintiffs are providing evidence including a declaration by an Arizona employer who states that he is knowingly hiring an undocumented worker and intends to do so after Jan. 1 and has been specifically threatened by the county attorney that he is going to be prosecuted under the new law, Pace said Monday.
No Shit dumbass! Hey officers, um… I will be smoking a joint at my home, in the backyard at exacgtly 9:43 tonight if you want to just stop by or you’re in the neighborhood or whatever…
Now what I did was go to the website, I signed up, took a quick test on procedures, passed the test without even reading the manual, got certified, went in and E-Verified myself all in the span of about 20 minutes. Assuming that you had already gone through the certification process it would take less than 5 minutes for each person you needed to verify and receive a positive or negative reaction from the program.
Any business owner in Arizona or in America for that matter would be hard pressed to find something inconvenient about the program. Except those who want to hire illegals. There are many more nuances about the law that I could get into but I’m lazy and I don’t think you really care. So through out this post are important links to information regarding the topic. Plus here are a few more that may answer any questions you slobs may have.
• Here you can read the text of the law.
• The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services provides information about E-Verify. You can learn more about the program or sign up for it by going to USCIS
• Creative Business Resources, a human resources outsourcing company, operates a Web site intended to provide information about the law and how businesses must comply.
• The group Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform operates a site with information about the legal challenge to the law provided by those who are suing to overturn it.
• The American Civil Liberties Union is also among the groups suing to overturn the Arizona law and other illegal immigrant-related laws and ordinances nationwide.
I’m not even going to comment on this. I think my position will be obvious. I’ll let you do the talking. This story happened about a week or maybe 2 weeks ago and I’m just getting to it now. Let the outrage ensue… I guarantee a midget group will demand their own smaller version next.
Michele deLaFreniere, a transgender woman, and Tom Anderson, owner of Anderson’s Fifth Estate, met this past weekend to resolve their remaining differences in the bathroom dispute.
DeLaFreniere agreed to drop her civil rights complaint against Anderson.
Anderson set up a single-stall restroom available to any patron.
“It cost me about $5 for a (bathroom) sign, and add many more zeroes to that for what I owe my attorney,” Anderson said Tuesday, adding that he was relieved the end the matter.
A year ago, Anderson barred deLaFreniere and some of her friends from his downtown Scottsdale nightclub after complaints from women about men in dresses standing up to use toilets in the women’s restroom.
A few weeks ago, Sheriff Joe Arpaio arrested 6 day laborers near Pruitt’s Furniture. The Sheriff stepped in after the Phoenix police were not responding to the complaints that Pruitt’s Furniture had made about the gathering of day laborers near their store. This upset the “Latino community.” They protested and called for a useless boycott against Pruitt’s furniture. Read more of the story here.
ACLU wacko Daniel Pachoda
PHOENIX — The legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona was arrested Saturday during a demonstration at a Phoenix store that has been a site of controversy over illegal immigrant day laborers.
Capt. Paul Chagolla said Daniel Pochoda was arrested as activists demonstrated in front of Pruitt’s Furniture and that Pochoda is accused of misdemeanor trespassing.
Deputies said they warned Pochoda six times to leave, but he refused.
The owners of Pruitt’s have complained that their business is being harmed by day laborers’ presence. Sheriff’s deputies have responded with arrests, drawing protests from immigration rights activists.
“I’m not their favorite guy,” Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. “They’ve sued me. I think this guy (Pochoda) is involved in a lawsuit against me. You think that’s going to bother me?”
Bystanders came by to shake the sheriff’s hand. One woman told Arpaio, “You kick butt.”
“It’s a disgrace that private businesses can be intimidated by activists that don’t like the immigration laws that this sheriff is enforcing,” Arpaio said.
“We as people who are trying to fight for a cause, we need to understand also the feelings and the exasperation of all of those businesses who feel affected by this situation,” said Elias Bermudez of Immigrants Without Borders.
Activists also protested last Saturday in front of Pruitt’s. They said they were supporting illegal immigrants and day laborers.