That’s the message Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James is sending to everyone coming into his state from another country, much less Mexico. “This is Alabama, we speak English,” says James in his campaign ad, “If you want to live here, learn it.” This is controversial, as it offends persons coming to the U.S. illegally or through a visa.
Um…. I’m sorry, what about the Arizona immigration law? Maybe I need to stop watching Carlos Mencia so much… but should states like Alabama make speaking English a requirement to operate a vehicle? You be the judge.
Too bad I fell asleep before the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner was over last night. President Barack Obama and Jay Leno both exchanged jabs while also poking fun at rival and Arizona senator John McCain for claiming he was not identified as a “maverick”.
Although the immigration reform in Arizona should be taken serious, you really have to laugh when Obama quipped that “we know what happens in Arizona when you don’t have an ID. … Adios amigos.” Yes, a law is about to be passed in Arizona, allowing police to track down suspecting persons trying to sneak into this country through Arizona by, get this, their shoes! WTF, ‘Zona?! What’s next, they gonna pan down on Linda Chavez’s feet, even if she’s wearing flip-flops?