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Is boycotting Arizona Diamondbacks games an effective way to protest?

By Abha Bhattarai  |  August 20, 2010; 2:10 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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remember when the evangelicals wanted to boycott disney for giving benefits to same-sex couples?

Friggin evangelicals, couldn't be more of a loser could you?

Well, the people boycotting Arizona are giving you jerks a close contest aren't they?

Posted by: eezmamata | August 20, 2010 8:29 PM

Morons. 200,000 illegal alien vermin coming in every month, African American unemployment at 40%, and you people defend illegal immigrants in this economy. What the heck are our own citizens supposed to do? Why this effort to allow and support these people, the overflow from Mexico, a failed state, come here to take our jobs? Mexico should take care of Mexicans, the U.S. should take care of US. You pro-immigrant Democrats are creeps. You'd sell your own people down the river for these illegals.

Posted by: JamesChristian | August 20, 2010 9:29 PM

You will have to boycott a lot of teams, because many states also have state law enforcement officers check on the immigration status of people they stop or arrest: Maryland, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, and others.

Posted by: Delongl | August 20, 2010 9:31 PM

While your "boycott" of Arizona continues you might want to know that Phoenix AZ hotel bookings were UP 11% for the month of June 2010 over the year before. Americans who disagreed with Washington's SB1070 flocked to AZ to vacation and spend money. You are welcome to boycott but you aren't missed.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | August 20, 2010 9:38 PM

By the way for all you boycotters you might want to know that tourism was the number one employer for illegals. We call that a "twofer" in Arizona.

Posted by: Desertdiva1 | August 20, 2010 9:44 PM

If I weren't boycotting baseball because of the steroid scandals, I'd go to an Arizona game in a display of solidarity.

Posted by: Itzajob | August 20, 2010 9:46 PM

Self-absorbed, self-righteous liberals not coming to our restaurants and leaving 7% tips?

Oh, how will we get by?

Posted by: grunk | August 20, 2010 9:46 PM

"some" are boycotting the games? Please. Name me ten people who are.

Didn't think so. But nice try to fan the flames.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | August 20, 2010 10:12 PM


8,000,000 - the number of illegals, using invalid SS numbers, illegally working at known places of employment.

In the meantime, there are over 27,000,000 unemployed American workers

8,000,000 illegals earning $10 an hour, $20,800 a year, that's 8,000,000 X $20,800 equals $166,400,000,000; that's $166.4 billion that American workers aren't taking home for their wives, and children.

Remember all of those jobs that used to be available for teenagers.

But wait there's more; let's suppose 1/2 of those unemployed American workers, are drawing unemployment, at a very modest $300 a week, $15,600 a year times 7 million American workers; that's another $109.2 billion dollars out of taxpayer pockets. (Most of the state unemployment funds are broke).

So those 8 million illegally employed illegals are costing us $275.6 billion;...but wait there's more, they send $65 billion dollars home every year, so that money isn't even spent in our United States to support businesses.

That's $340.6 billion dollars that 8,000,000 illegals are costing us and remember, that doesn't include the cost of their Welfare, Food Stamps, Section-8, Healthcare, Education, or EITC.

one would think that DHS would be all over these employers of illegals, but they do little, if anything at all

Posted by: Warof2010 | August 22, 2010 6:49 AM

Apprehensions

UNITED STATES BORDER APPREHENSIONS
(Source DHS/CBP)
1987--1,190,488------1995--1,394,554------2003----931,557
1988--1,008,145------1996--1,649,986------2004--1,160,395
1989----954,243------1997--1,412,953------2005--1,189,075
1990--1,169,939------1998--1,555,776------2006--1,089,902
1991--1,197,875------1999--1,579,010------2007----876,704
1992--1,258,482------2000--1,676,438------2008----723,825
1993--1,327,259------2001--1,266,213------2009----556,041
1994--1,094,717------2002----955,310------2010----beg. 10/01/09

In the last 23 years, since the 1986, Reagan, one-time amnesty http://n.pr/9IMtLO
over 27 million illegals have been apprehended,
as they crossed the border into our United States.

UNFORTUNATELY, far less than half of illegals are apprehended at the border.
Before the recent addition (over the last two years) of 10,000 Border Patrol agents,
313.9 miles of Pedestrian Fence, 34 miles of the legislated double-layered fence,
and 298.5 miles of Vehicle Barriers. it was estimated, by the border patrol agents,
that less than 1, out of 7, illegals, were apprehended at the border.
Some border patrol agents said less than 1, out of 10.

Now, they say they catch about 1, out of 3

12 million illegals is a boldfaced lie to all Americans

in all likelihood, 30 million illegals, is much closer to the truth

+ 6,000,000 more are Visa overstays

8,000,000 illegals, are working at known employers

IT'S ONE HELL OF A FINE WAY TO RUN A COUNTRY INTO THE GROUND

Posted by: Warof2010 | August 22, 2010 6:58 AM

Time to boycott California, and Boston.

Posted by: sun_devil01 | August 22, 2010 8:24 AM

Show me which other nation(s) in this world would have have an argument about not enforcing the borders and determining who is allowed to enter legally. You open borders/amnesty supporters are living in a self-serving dream world. From what I've observed, it isn't the working class folks who are supporting amnesty and open borders, but the elites who profit from the cheap labor and/or cheap votes (Democrats). The same people who support amnesty aren't the ones who are facing the competition for jobs, who are not facing wage stagnation because illegals are willing to work for less money and benefits, and who are not seeing their neighborhoods impacted, their children's schools overcrowded, or their social services limited. I suspect that a good number of these pro-illegal supporters send their children to private schools. Typical elites--oh they love all these illegals, they just don't want to have to deal with the negatives--let the less powerful, less affluent bear those costs!

Posted by: LFS1952 | August 22, 2010 1:13 PM

Hurting the Diamondbacks will not change the minds of Arizona voters many of whom could not care less about the Diamondbacks. On the other hand, the hostility towards their state it represents does make Arizonans angry and even more determined to protect themselves if the federal government won't. Arizona is still the frontier in many ways and the state's citizens are proud and stubborn.

PS: In spite of my screen name, I spend the cooler months near Tucson and I can assure you that external pressure will not change Arizona minds.

Posted by: BTinSF | August 22, 2010 1:55 PM

Maybe we can boycott San Fran, LA and many other cities that not only do not follow the federal laws, but have written laws that says they will not enforce federal law? How about it?
Boycotts? Let's go.

And Mexico tourism cannot be doing too well these days either.

Posted by: Indi1 | August 22, 2010 3:51 PM

Boycott CA and Boston! What a stupid poll. As if boycotting of anything from AZ is a good idea. AZ should be getting support!

Posted by: carla2 | August 23, 2010 8:33 PM

Met a guy today who is out of work. Tried to get UI benefits but found out they had already been used. Someone had been using his SS# fraudulently. Now the poor guy has to wait months to get an appeal so he can try to get UI benefits. He can't now because even though they know it is fraud...the money is gone. And the Dims want these kinds of crooks into the US? No thank you!

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Posted by: itkonlyyou248 | August 23, 2010 11:56 PM

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