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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:47 PM
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Arizona Corporation Commission candidate wants to cut power to undocumented immigrants
Barry Wong REALLY wants to win the GOP primary.

"I'm sure there will be criticism about human-rights violations," Wong said of his utility proposal. "Is power or natural gas or any type of utility we regulate, is that a right that people have? It is not a right. It is a service."

The other two Republicans in the race and all three Democrats said that asking utilities to check customers' immigration status is inappropriate.


:puke:

http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2010/06/30/2...



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ORDagnabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:09 PM
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1. if you are a law abiding person and immigrated here legally you have nothing to worry bout. n/t
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:13 PM
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2. And if you're a business owner who employs illegal workers you also have nothing to worry about
Wong said he suggests checking only the immigration status of residential customers, not businesses.

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ORDagnabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:21 PM
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4. I am all for coming down full force on the businesses! been yelling bout that for years now...
but no matter the administration they just let it slide.....

America is not a country its a business....and whatever makes the most money is what will be the "law"
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dembotoz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:21 PM
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5. yes and only the jews had to go to the camps......
whole thing makes my skin crawl
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sage smudger Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:23 PM
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8. Um...did the Jews sneak into Germany first? Oh. my. God.
The hyperbole is breathtaking!
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:29 PM
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13. Gosh, I suppose if they had what happened to them would have been acceptable. eom
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sage smudger Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:24 PM
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9. Yeah, so let's not support Big Business greedy exploiters, shall we?
Why do you think so many Republicans support illegal immigration, dear?
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:16 PM
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3. If you have the money to pay for a service, no matter who you are you get the service.
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 01:18 PM by county worker
Imagine if I could prevent you from buying something legal because I didn't like something about you.

Next we will decide who can buy food clothing and shelter and who can't.
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ORDagnabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:23 PM
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7. theres a chasm between not like somebody and providing services to people who are breaking the law.
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county worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:42 PM
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16. Next time you break the law please let me know so I can cut your services.
I'm sure you violate driving laws and probably some others.

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jp11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:26 PM
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10. I'll need to see your national ID card
before I can sell you that newspaper, bottle of water, bag of oranges, and loaf of bread.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:27 PM
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12. You mean, nothing to worry about like that US citizen that was deported the other day
because the police didn't believe his ID was his ID?

Like that?

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/06/24/US-citizen-ma...
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sage smudger Donating Member (11 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:22 PM
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6. And meanwhile, back at the ranch...
Deportations are up 50%. Yes we can...send you to the detention center and then deport you!
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:26 PM
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11. it is possible to make valid points without the snarky comments
using presidential slogans?



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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:31 PM
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14. That is really sad. Barry was a very nice guy and I really don't think he believes this.
It just shows how the GOP are running with this. The front runner for Gov in Florida is using Immigration as well and saing he will insitutute Floridas own SB1070.And he looks like he will win the general.This is horrifying. People are appealing to the lowest common demomitor and calling it patriotisim when it is just bigotry. Barry Wong certainly isn't a white guy. I wonder if his electric company should ask for proof of his citizenship if he moves and needs to be reconnected?
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Hello_Kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:34 PM
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15. I thought so too but he's a honking asshole now as far as I'm concerned
Wants to win that primary so badly that he'll take a cheap shot at an already demonized and vulnerable population.
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saracat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:11 PM
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18. Yup. Thats the point. Sickening.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:09 PM
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17. Even if a person is here illegally cutting power
might cause the death of someone using a machine to keep them alive. And besides if they know the person is illegal, how come they are arrested and deported. And if they can find them why are they ranting and raving and stopping people and now wanting to cut off power. Suppose they cut off power to someone here legally just because they are Spanish. I'd sue the ba***rds.
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MattBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:13 PM
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19. So how will they actually know the status?
If employers claim they have no way of knowing the status of people how will these guys?


Oh I get it; they will just shut the power to houses with brown skinned people.
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 02:37 PM
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20. not a right, but rather an obligation of a public utility
Edited on Wed Jun-30-10 02:38 PM by mitchtv
to serve all customers in the district in which it is given" monopoly"
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