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Brewer: No more debates - period

September 3rd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Brewer: No more debates - period

PHOENIX - Arizona voters won’t be seeing any more debates between the top gubernatorial contenders.

Incumbent Republican Jan Brewer said Thursday she has no intention of participating in any more events with Democrat Terry Goddard. She said the only reason she debated him on Wednesday is she had to to qualify for more than $1.7 million in public funds for her campaign.

“I certainly will take my message in a different venue out to the people of Arizona,” she said.

Brewer said she has been in elective office for 28 years, and Goddard has held office for nearly that long. “I think it’s pretty defined what he stands for and what I stand for.”

Anyway, Brewer said, she believes the debates help Goddard more than they benefit her.

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Brewer: No more debates - period

No MORE debates? Shoot, here in Texas we’d just like to see the Governor and his opposition in the same room. That would be a REAL happening. :?

“Why would I want to give Terry a chance to redefine himself?” she said.

Brewer conceded that her performance in Wednesday’s debate, and her refusal to answer a question from reporters afterward, was not well-handled. That includes an opening statement when she lost her train of thought and went silent, and walking away after the event rather than answering questions about her prior statements about headless bodies in the desert.

Ya know, I like the GUTS I have seen Jan Brewer exhibit recently. Standing against the Feds and signing AZ SB 1070 into law was a great move, and a lot of people hold her in high regard for that action. I am one of those people. So, don’t think I’m going to blast Brewer for this less than stellar debate, because I’m not. But to NOT debate in the future is just silly.

Here’s a thought for Brewer and her campaign staff to ponder, if you’re going to debate, prepare yourself for all eventualities. Past that, be ready to think, and ACT on your feet. If that’s the best Brewer has in the debate department, I don’t know how she got elected in the 1st place.

Brewer blamed part of her post-debate activities on her gaffe in her opening statement. The governor also said she presumed reporters would want to talk to her about some of the issues raised during the hour-long, televised debate.

“All you guys were doing and talking were beheadings, beheadings, beheadings,” the governor said. “That is something that has stuck with you all for so long, and I just felt we needed to move on.”

As I said, I believe Jan Brewer to be a gutsy lady, but I have to wonder about her ability to lead from the front. You don’t make a rash statement about beheadings without having some hard and irrefutable facts to back your words. How can she possibly even think that the media wouldn’t be all over her for it?

And her opponent? Why…he’d be a fool if he didn’t use it!

Goddard responded that it is actually Brewer scaring off tourists with comments about headless bodies being found in the desert, for which there is no supporting evidence.

Brewer insisted later that she has been misquoted. “I never said ‘Arizona,’ and it’s unfortunate that it was construed as ‘Arizona.’ “

No, what’s unfortunate Gov. Brewer is the fact that YOU said ‘desert’, and not MEXICAN desert. Words have consequences, and the wrong words can follow you forever. I know that for a fact.

Goddard, in a prepared statement, did not agree with Brewer’s decision to avoid future debates.

“It is our responsibility to give Arizonans clear information that will allow them to exercise their fundamental right to make an informed decision about who should lead our state into the future,” his statement said. “Arizonans deserve more than a single discussion of the issues we face.”

Avoid future debates…

At least Arizona HAD a debate. It may not have gone well, but they had a debate anyway. That’s a lot more than I can say for Texas and OUR Governor. Just sayin’… Happy Trails! :P

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Mexico asks court to reject Ariz. immigration law

June 22nd, 2010 . by TexasFred

Mexico asks court to reject Ariz. immigration law

PHOENIX (AP) - Mexico is asking a federal court in Arizona to declare the state’s new immigration law unconstitutional.

Lawyers for Mexico on Tuesday submitted a legal brief in support of a lawsuit challenging the law.

The law generally requires police investigating another incident or crime to ask people about their immigration status if there’s a “reasonable suspicion” they’re in the country illegally.

It also makes being in Arizona illegally a misdemeanor, and it prohibits seeking day-labor work along the state’s streets.

Mexico says its interest in having consistent relations with the United States shouldn’t be frustrated by one state.

Mexico also says it has a legitimate interest in defending its citizens’ rights and that the law would lead to racial profiling.

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Mexico can go pound sand in the desert, and they have plenty of it too. At what point did WE become responsible for Mexico? And what, exactly, does this mean, “Mexico also says it has a legitimate interest in defending its citizens’ rights”?

Mexico doesn’t give a DAMN about their citizens, and anyone stupid enough to enter Mexico illegally will soon find out that the words human rights are NOT in the Mexican vocabulary.

Watch this video, see what it is that we here in Texas, and certainly in other border states are up against.

We don’t have a President, a Senate, a Congress or a Governor that gives a damn about the Texas border.

Rick Perry, aka: Gov. Goodhair, only cares about his political future. He is almost as useless as his opponent, Houston Mayor Bill White, a sad excuse for a Texan if there ever was one. White was a big part of Houston becoming a sanctuary city for ILLEGALS.

Obama cedes parts of Arizona to Mexico, SOURCE. Where does it end? When does it end? And most importantly, HOW does it end?

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Berman plans immigration bill similar to Arizona law

April 28th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Berman plans immigration bill similar to Arizona law

AUSTIN – State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, will introduce immigration legislation comparable to a law recently enacted in Arizona, according to an aide.

Rep. Berman, who is traveling in Europe, authorized the aide to respond to KVUE News’ request for information regarding his plans for the 82nd Legislative Session which begins in January 2011.

According to the aide, Berman said his bill will be similar to the Arizona law, specifically the provision which requires local law enforcement agencies in the state to check the immigration status of individuals who they suspect of being in the United States illegally.

While the bill is expected to look a lot like the Arizona law, at least one group of Texas lawmakers notes that the Texas Legislature is very different that the Arizona Legislature.

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Aide: Texas rep. plans immigration bill similar to Arizona law

I know it’s a long shot, but it sure would be nice if Rep. Joe Driver got behind this too, it might make some of us think a lot better of him!

I know we had words in the past Joe, but this could go a long ways towards making things a lot better… I mean, since I know you’re reading here. Just sayin’…

State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, serves as the treasurer of the Mexican American Legislative caucus and said Berman’s bill will face a very different political reality here in Texas.

“The public that knows Leo will know this isn’t the first time he’s filed related or similar legislation,ďż˝? he said. “The Mexican American Legislative Caucus is almost a third of the Texas House, so the prospects of something like this passing the Texas House is very slim.ďż˝?

First, Ortiz is, obviously, a Hispanic. That’s pretty much a given. Second, Ortiz is one of those “dumber than a bag of dog crap” Hispanics that places the idea of being a Mexican-American above the idea of being an AMERICAN, a LEGAL American.

Oh, I’m fairly certain that Ortiz himself is legal, that’s not what I’m saying, but like most of the Hispanics that are against the new law in Arizona, and against it being implemented elsewhere, Ortiz automatically assumes that the word ILLEGAL means Hispanic. It does not, but many not too terribly intelligent folks have a guilty conscience or something, they don’t see that ILLEGAL means ANYONE that’s here illegally, they, for some reason take it personally, as if it’s an affront to them that a state, or a nation, would actually want to enforce the laws of the land.

Ortiz isn’t too smart either, not in MY opinion. He says, “The Mexican American Legislative Caucus is almost a third of the Texas House”. Ortiz needs to stop and think before he speaks. Almost a third? Almost? Does he not realize that “almost a third” is a losing proposition when it comes time to vote?

Ortiz’ prediction doesn’t please Texas voters like Kelly Clark who grew up in Arizona and now lives in Leander.

“I’m an American. I pay taxes. I want people to know if there is somebody here that’s going to get paid to, basically, take money out of my mouth,�? he said.

Clark dismissed worries over possibly requiring local Texas law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration statutes.

“I think law enforcement should be upholding all of it,�? he said. “I don’t think the law should change from one location to another.�?

I am as likely to be asked my citizenship as is anyone else in this state. You see, here’s what the people making all the noise don’t want you to hear, police are NOT going to be *on the hunt* for ILLEGALS.

Our police will only ask you about your citizenship IF, I repeat, IF you have been stopped for some legitimate reason. The color of your skin will have absolutely nothing to do with you being asked about your legality. You will have been stopped, detained, questioned, whatever the case may be, for reasons other than American citizenship!

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