OT: More broadcast journalism

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Sat May 1 14:18:50 UTC 2010

At 5/1/2010 09:53 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>I agree, but it might be noteworthy if Arizona achieved that rate suddenly
>in just the past couple of years.
>The bigger point, though, is that Dobbs et al. provide no evidence (never
>mind proof) that the increase is mostly due to illegal aliens.
>Maybe it is, but if so there should be specific evidence.
>This gives me the chance to bring the following possibly related
>nonlinguistic story to your attention.  WARNING: Do not read if you are
>offended by non-linguistic posts:

I can believe that a quarter of Republicans believe that Obama is the
Antichrist.  The majority (a large majority?) of Americans believe
that angels exist (presumably to save them from Obama, after personal
appeal for the intervention of Providence).

>Non-linguistic PS: According to at least one Arizona sheriff interviewed on
>CNN, the new law effectively grants him *no* power that he doesn't already
>have under federal law. None. The biggest difference is that now Immigration
>authorities will not be called on to file Federal charges. And officers can
>be sued for lack of enforcement.
>He explained that the current Federal law is under-enforced in
>Arizona because there are not enough jail cells to hold the suspects.

Is this the same sheriff who has been in the news previously for his
"initiative" against illegal-alien-looking persons?


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