The Borg Queen goes to Washington: In a political stunt meant to help her chances in November with Arizona’s racists and white supremacists, Arizona’s Borg Queen governor, Jan Brewer, visited with President Barack Obama today at the White House to discuss Arizona’s “problem” with undocumented immigrants (a.k.a. “illegals”). Brewer wants a fence between Arizona and Mexico, but I like editorial cartoonist Tom Toles’ idea for a fence a lot better:
For every dollar that Arizona puts into the federal government, Arizona gets back significantly more from the federal government than does my state of California. We Californians see less than 80 cents of each dollar that we put into the fed returned to us, whereas Arizonans get back about $1.20 for every buck that they contribute.
And for all of Arizona’s whining, you’d think that only Arizona had any “illegals,” yet Arizona has only 4 percent of the nation’s undocumented immigrants. Four fucking percent.
California? Um, we have 25 percent of the nation’s undocumented immigrants. One-fucking-fourth. That’s more than any other state. (Texas is at No. 2, with 14 percent.)
Yet we Californians haven’t felt the need to pass a racist, white supremacist law such as Arizona’s. (Shit, even Texas hasn’t.)
The difference between California and Arizona?
California isn’t chock full of racists and white supremacists, for one.
California is a blue state, where diversity is valued, not shit and pissed upon, and most of California’s politicians on the statewide ballot couldn’t get away with using racism and white supremacism in order to try to win votes, the way that Arizona’s white politicians are doing now.
Repugnican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, who wasn’t elected but who became governor after Democrat Janet Napolitano went from being Arizona’s elected governor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security last year, wants to keep her post in the gubernatorial election in November, and clearly she believes that racism and white supremacism are key to her win.
Ditto for Repugnicans John McCainosaurus and “tea party” dipshit J.D. Hayworth, who are trying to out-KKK each other in the Repugnican Party’s primary election in August for the U.S. Senate seat now held by McCainosaurus.
As far as the horrible crime that undocumented immigrants supposedly commit in Arizona, according to the Repugnicans, is concerned, The Associated Press notes today:
While lawmakers and border-state governors say more federal troops are needed to fight rising violence in their states, government data obtained by The Associated Press show it actually isn’t so dangerous down there after all.
The top four big U.S. cities with the lowest violent crime rates — San Diego, Phoenix, El Paso and Austin — are in border states, according to a new FBI report. And an internal Customs and Border Protection report shows its agents face far less danger than street cops in most U.S. cities.
Brewer said in a televised interview last weekend: “We are out here on the battlefield getting the impact of all this illegal immigration, and all the crime that comes with it.”
But FBI crime reports for 2009 say violent crime in Arizona declined. And violent crimes in Southwest border counties are among the lowest in the nation per capita — they’ve dropped by more than 30 percent in the last two decades.
You can’t just say that you hate brown-skinned people, so you have to lie that they are committing out-of-control crime.
Even if one argues (incorrectly) that racism and white supremacism aren’t behind white Arizonans’ attacks on brown-skinned undocumented immigrants, then it’s inarguable that the white-skinned, fucktarded losers in Arizona just can’t hack it, then.
They get more significantly more money from the federal government, per capita, than does my state of California (the nation’s most populous state), so what in the fuck are they doing with it? And why can’t they handle their measly 4 percent of the nation’s undocumented immigrants when California is handling its 25 percent of the nation’s undocumented immigrants?