As if being bombarded by the hateful and false smear campaign of the idiotic, vile race baiters in the media and politics aren’t enough, now we have the same senile leftist hyperbole smearing up our sports coverage.
Sports Illustrated columnist Jeff Pearlman recently posted an article praising Suns’ players Steve Nash and Grant Hill, Phoenix Suns owner, Robert Sarver and a few other athletes for speaking out against Arizona’s new immigration law.
Unfortunately he didn’t stop there as he also called out a few other well-known sports’ figures that simply wanted to stay out of the controversy. Those individuals choosing to remain silent did not sit well with Pearlman who believes that the others who did speak out have a lot of “guts.”
In fact in the typical Liberal fashion of we’re right and everybody else is wrong, Pearlman wants to know why the entire sports’ community isn’t up in arms over our new anti-illegal immigration law! I wonder does that include synchronized swimmers and the Lithuanian curling league?
Of course, when it comes to the Left, you either agree with them and say what they want you to say, or you're just part of the problem and so you will be attacked, or in Pearlman’s view you’re deemed gutless. All in all claiming who’s got “guts” and who are gutless sounds very much like a bunch of immature playground adolescents, if not down right infantile.
Now if Pearlman wants to talk about courage I suggest he start with our Border Patrol and our Police Officers who are daily on the front lines fighting this illegal invasion of not only our fine State of Arizona but our entire Country.
If Pearlman is looking for moral courage I would suggest he look harder at Arizona Governor Jan Brewer for leading this desperate charge to stop this unlawful immigration that is bankrupting our border States, and which our Federal Government has refused to address for almost fifty years!
Likewise Pearlman needs to address the valor of All the American citizens of Arizona, including Blacks and Hispanics, for their bravery and fortitude for living in such a lawless atmosphere of illegal drug smuggling, gang bangers, car jackings, murder, kidnapping, robbery, illegal trespassing, prostitution, human trafficking, and illegal immigration, which has been created by a complacent Federal government that is unwilling to uphold its own Federal laws!
But Pearlman should specifically acknowledge the courage and sacrifices of the families who have lost loved ones due to the actions of illegal immigrants, either in the line of duty or as victims of a crime. Pearlman and his like need to explain to these grief stricken Americans why our State does not have the right to protect its citizens from people who are here illegally.
Otherwise Pearlman can take his claims of such false bravado, or “guts,” made by a bunch of multi-millionaire sports’ celebrities who are constantly surrounded by bodyguards and sleep under the protection of the best home security systems money can buy and peddle his leftist nonsense just south of the Rio Grande. If he does go south I’ve got ten Bucks that says somebody will rip off his laptop, Amigo. Hopefully he will not get caught in any drug war crossfire or surprise a ‘coyote’ that is violently raping one of his under age smuggled charges.
Pearlman’s attack on Arizona and Her citizens is filed with self-righteous indignation. He is outraged that the sports community does not rise up in a unified revolt against the racist people of Arizona!
Following the Liberal bible Pearlman now paints all Arizonans as racists for passing this law. He states that this law is about “decency vs. hatred,” yet in his rage he spews hatred in almost every word.
It matters little to him, or to his fellow leftists, that Arizonians have lived peacefully in this diverse community for hundreds of years. It matters not that everyday the people of Arizona all work together, live side by side, and have together through mutual cooperation and respect of all races and ethnic groups, established one of the finest States in the Union.
Liberals have called this new law “anti-immigration” when it is actually an anti-illegal immigration law that simply enforces an existing Federal law stating that all non-U.S. citizens must carry proof of their immigration status and provide such proof when it is requested. Until now State law enforcement officers were not permitted to ask for such proof of immigrations status, even when a crime had been committed.
Pearlman snidely remarks on how these officers will determine who will be questioned about their immigration status. Like other Liberals Pearlman wants people to think that once the law goes into effect our police officers are going to go crazy tazing anyone with so much as a hint of a tan.
“Hey Buck, does that guy have brown eyes? Get em!”
“Now see if he has his papers.”
It is a ridiculous scenario but Pearlman and the others use this stupid ploy to instill fear and suspicion into minorities who are here legally or not. In his article once again like a an adolescent schoolboy he frivolously wonders if an officers’ detainment of an individual will be decided by a “flip of a coin, jaywalking, or a trip to Taco Bell.” As if there are no real crimes being committed in the State of Arizona.
By the way folks, in other circles if a conservative, or now an Arizonian, had made that remark about Taco Bell, they would be called a racist. But here Pearlman, the irate Liberal gets a pass. You know its true.
Pearlman wants to know why the Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig has not canceled next year’s All-Star game that is being held in Arizona? He is so filled with the very hate in which he accuses and condemns Arizonians that he wants to hurt us financially by blacklisting us from holding an All-Star game.
Well I’ll tell you what Pard, we’ll keep our anti-illegal immigration law to protect our citizens and our property, our sovereignty, and you can keep your All-Star game.
In the long run once we curtail the influx of illegal immigrants into our state, the money we will save by not having to fight the crimes perpetrated by illegal immigrants or by incarcerating these criminals, money saved on damaged or stolen property, free welfare and health benefits, Federal mandates on special education for illegal immigrant Spanish speaking only students, the wages and taxes paid by legal employees instead of those lost to Mexico by illegal labor, along with a host of other recouped expenses caused by illegal immigration, and the money lost from not having an All-Star game will amount to a few miserable pesos. So you and Bud just play that game somewhere else, if we’re interested we’ll just watch it on TV and help with the poor viewer ratings.
According to Pearlman the Canadian Steve Nash showed he had “guts” by stating:
"I think that this is a bill that really damages our civil liberties, I think it opens up the potential for racial profiling ... racism. I think it's a bad precedent to set for our young people. I think it represents our state poorly in the eyes of the nation and the world. I think that we have a lot of great attributes here and [this law] is something that we could do without. And I hope it will change in the coming weeks."
As a Canadian making millions on a work visa, who not only lives in the United States but in Arizona to boot and then irresponsibly criticizes the very people who pay to see him play, I don’t believe Nash thinks at all, but I think somebody should check his papers!
Whether true or not beauty queens and athletes have a bad rap for not being the brightest bulbs on the porch. In his article Pearlman quotes Diamondbacks’ infielder and an LA born US citizen, Augie Ojeda:
"I don't know the details, but if I leave the park after a game and I get stopped, am I supposed to have papers with me? I don't think that's fair."
What a pathetic example of the problems that this supposed racist law is going to cause. Are we really supposed to believe that Augie Ojeda, an adult male and life long US citizen is perplexed in what to do if the police stop him on his way home? Are we supposed to believe that Augie has never had to show his drivers’ license or some other ID to a police officer, or to buy beer, or get into an R-rated movie? How about cashing a check or to even open the bank account? We all carry a government ID of some kind and we use it as proof of who we are almost every day. Pearlman’s use of this ridiculous dilemma is laughable.
In the meantime Augie, try not to further enhance that dim lighted rap on athletes.
Pearlman further said this anti-illegal immigration law was, “…one of the most racist, most xenophobic bills of the past 30 years came to pass.”
As a college educated New Yorker Pearlman apparently likes to use really big words like “xenophobic.” Definition: An unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different.
You might also recall that during the last presidential campaign Obama described mid-Americans much the same way in his, “…cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
It should be pointed out that a synonym for “xenophobic” is “racists.” In other words Pearlman doesn’t just think that this law and is racist, he thinks its racists racists! If he thinks this about our law you can bet that to him Zonies are racists racists too.
Obviously Pearlman needs to take a step back, take a deep breath, and a stiff shot of Jack D., or perhaps even a few law classes.
The law that was passed in Arizona simply allows our law enforcement agencies to enforce an existing Federal law mandating that all non-U.S. citizens presently residing here must carry and provide documentation as to their legal right to be in our country. If that person is here legally he or she will have those papers. If they are not here legally they will be rightfully detained and deported. That is the Federal Law that has been on the books for years but which our Federal government has refused to enforce.
The citizens of our country have the right to protect themselves, their families and their property. When the Federal government has failed to protect its citizens then the individual States must act on our behalf. If the States also fail to protect its citizens then the citizens themselves have the right to protect themselves. Now Mr. Pearlman and your fellow Liberals, what would you rather have, State laws or vigilantism? For without lawful legal protection from our State or Federal governments that would have been the next logical step.
In their race baiting, fear mongering and hate filled rants Pearlman and his fellow Liberals are inciting civil disobedience, racism, hatred and fear, which are supposedly the very things that they claim to despise.
Likewise, and despite his contrived indignation Pearlman never expresses any concern for the illegal immigrants themselves. There is never any concern for these people who suffer so many dangers and hardships to illegally enter our country, who continue to suffer in poverty because of their illegal status once they get here and who are the hapless victims of most of the crimes committed by their counterparts. But Pearlman is not alone in these omissions because the illegal immigrants are nothing more than political fodder for the Liberal agenda.
"Truth is, the new law should have people -- jocks included -- deeply concerned. It means visit Arizona at your own peril. It means certain ethnicities are welcome more than others. It means racism is alive and well in the United States of America."
If Pearlman feels this way he can stay home, we’ll get along just fine without him. Everyone else is and has been welcomed here in Arizona, IF they are here legally. Get it? Legally is the key word.
Pearlman is correct about one thing; racism is alive and well in the U.S. and that is due to people like him and other Liberal race baiters who insist on keeping it alive for their own personal gains.
Lastly Pearlman states that, “…someone needs to take a stand. Someone with guts.”
Like most Liberals Pearlman can’t see the forest for the trees, or the true heroes among the posers. While he sings the praises of those who have no real stake in the events and who will suffer none of the dire consequences of their outcome, he vilifies and insults the true courageous men and women of Arizona who have taken that stand.
Pearlman calls his little corner at SI “Pearls Of Wisdom.” He may be a good sports writer, but in opening this oyster I found no pearls or even a hint of wisdom. What I did find was just another uninformed Liberal race baiter fueling the flames of hatred.
God Bless America