Arizona's recent bid to lead as America's biggest racial profiler has already received backing from Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, and the Northern Mariana Islands, among others. But now seven of Mexico's fellow Latin American countries have followed its lead with motions in supports of lawsuits challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law SP1070…
Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay and Peru filed separate, nearly identical motions to join Mexico's legal brief supporting the lawsuit filed by U.S. civil rights and other advocacy groups….
Mexico says the law would lead to racial profiling and hinder trade, tourism and the fight against drug trafficking.
You know what that means, don't you? It's time for Migration Madness, the tournament in which political entities slug it out in the headlines for the title — no, the legal right, actually — to have or not have Constitutionally unsound racial profiling implemented within the United States.
And, no that we know which governing bodies have qualified, we can finally draw up the tournament seedings, which are based upon several factors, including country ranking, win-loss war record, ethnicity, and whether or not I think a country had a funny name. Continue after the jump to see how it shakes out…
Tags: Alabama, Arizona, Bolivia, Colombia, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Immigration, Michigan, Mike Cox, Nebraska, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana Islands, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia
It appears as though Michigan is leading the charge against not supporting Arizona in its time of race-baiting need…
States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law.
Cox, one of five Republicans running for Michigan governor, said Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court and is joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands.
I'm just really happy to see that The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands , where non-native islanders are not allowed to own land, have decided to take a stand and support Arizona. I had almost forgotten they existed.
Tags: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Immigration, Michigan, Mike Cox, Nebraska, Northern Mariana Islands, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia
Remember back when Ben Nelson was holding the Senate health care bill hostage unless his fellow Democrats agreed to include something or other about a "Cornhusker Kickback" to it?
Well, now that the "Cornhusker Kickback" has been stripped from the bill, Nelson is all smiley about how happy he is about that. Apparently, he only fought so hard to get it added because he wanted to make sure it got dropped, because okay whatever…
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) on Monday said he was pleased with the White House's decision to strip from its healthcare proposal extra Medicaid money slated for his home state.
Over a month ago, Nelson called on Democrats to get rid of the so-called "Cornhusker Kickback," which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) originally offered to Nelson to help win him over as the 60th vote on the Senate's healthcare reform bill last December.
Look, I don't know much about this "Cornhusker Kickback" or why everyone's so happy it's been killed, but I do know that I'm sick and tired of gay people having their lifestyles endlessly picked over by government. Can't we just let them live their lives in peace without Congressional oversight?
Tags: Barack Obama, Ben Nelson, Health Care, LGBT, Medicare, Nebraska, Senate
Guess what! Michael Steele's efforts to recruit more minority leaders into the Republican party are starting to bear fruit. And all it took was a couple dudes giving each other rings…
The president of the Iowa-Nebraska chapter of the NAACP has endorsed anti-gay Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bob Vander Plaats…
"I know that Bob Vander Plaats is not afraid to stand up for what is right," Rev. Keith A. Ratliff Sr. said. "That takes courage."
"He's talked about the importance of defending the institution of marriage… That takes backbone and determination. That's what I want in my governor — and that's why I'm standing here today to show my support for him," he added.
Now, after a century of tireless effort, it sure is heartening to see a leader of the NAACP — which, according to its website, has a long and proud history as "a champion of social justice" — taking such a bold stand in favor of the oppressed majority, forging a stronger status quo, and fighting back against the tyranny of the downtrodden.
Tags: Bob Vander Plaats, Iowa, LGBT, Marriage Equality, Nebraska, Republicans