Pamela Powers Hannley, a progressive voice for Arizona
Last week the news carried several stories about the antics of Arizona’s wacky Legislature at work. What I found interesting was that in the bowels of the Arizona Daily Star, there were related stories that could have helped our Legislators in their deliberations over anchor babies, drug smuggling, birth certificates, and gun controll– if they read the newspaper.
All of these examples are from the January 28 Star.
As Arizona’s anchor baby law takes shape, Indiana’s is struck down.
Also, from the January 28 Star, Ranchers want more high-tech border surveillance, more troupes, and more guns– while Mexicans lob pot over the fence with a catapult and build tunnels. I think the Mexicans have been watching The Tudors mini-series. Henry VIII won one of his last great great battles– against a walled city– with catapults and tunnels.
Arizona Legislators want Obama’s birth certifice once and for all. Hawaiian Legislators are now selling copies for $100 each.
From the January 30 Star…
Businessmen are worried about Arizona’s image– which may be shifting from that of a sunshine state with low corporate taxes to a lawless state where armed crazy people wander the streets (ya think?)– and Girl Scouts are afraid they’ll be shot while selling cookies in front of grocery stores. In the meantime, Tucson State Senator Frank Antenori wants to further loosen gun laws and allow people to wander the streets at night “hunting varmints.”
Shooting aftermath worries business (page 1)
Antenori: OK night hunting of ‘varmints’ (page B1)
Russell Pearce– get your cronies to work on the state’s real problems and stop diddling around with these side issues.