What is it about Arizona? Is it the sun? The heat? The water?
Whatever it is, Arizona’s turned into the land of fruitcakes and nuts.
First, there was Governor Evan Meacham. Remember him? He’s the idiot who cancelled the state’s commemoration of a Martin Luther King holiday in 1987, triggering a boycott that cost Arizona over 150 conventions, a Stevie Wonder concert, the Super Bowl, and billions of dollars in tourist revenues.
Now, there’s equally ditzy Governor Jan Brewer, who just signed a law requiring police to stop all brown-skinned people on the street and demand to see their papers – because, she presumes, anybody brown-skinned must have come across the border illegally from Mexico. And seventy percent of brain-dead Arizonans agree with her.
Unfortunately, there’s no way for the President or Congress simply to overturn Arizona’s racist law. So it’s up to us to send Arizona a message, the same way Americans sent Arizona a message back in the 80’s.
Boycott Arizona! Cancel your vacation plans in Sedona. Scratch the Grand Canyon off your list. Refuse to attend Diamondback games anywhere in the country. And drop your subscription to Arizona Highways.
Time to teach the Grand Canyon State a lesson. Boycott Arizona!
That’s my parting shot for today.