Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, who crafted a bill that would require immigrants to carry proof of legal status, lashed out at Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony on Wednesday for his criticism of the proposed legislation, calling the Roman Catholic leader a "guy who's been protecting child molesters and predators all of his life."
Okay, I am no fan of Cardinal Mahoney, but I do think Arizona's illegal immigration bill is flawed. Putting aside the fact that illegal immigration is already a crime, hence why we have deportations, it allows the police to stop any person when they have reasonable suspicion of that person possibly being an illegal alien.
Let's say that bill was in place in Los Angeles . . . there would be some very, very busy cops. Especially around Home Depot parking lots. So busy, in fact, that I might even worry, why aren't they out there taking care of real crime, like the guy hopping from my back window with my TV? By the way, you need papers? I bet you for a couple of hundred bucks, I can go into Santee Alley (famous little shopping alley in L.A.'s garment district where I know you can pick up a firearm, no questions asked) and come out with papeles that will pass muster. So the Big Brown Wrecking Crew at Home Depot gets a pass while you're getting carjacked on the other side of town.
Oh, and the law will make it illegal to hire an illegal alien. So let me teach you some handy phrases the next time Team Chuy comes to do the mow-and-blow in your backyard. No, trust me, you can use these phrases . . .
Perdon, pendejo. Excuse me, buddy.
Estas un ciudadano de los Estados Unidos? Are you a citizen of the United States?
No? Quizas tienes una carte verde? No? Maybe you have a green card?
Chinga tu madre! Okay, necesito una trabajador legal - alguien conoces? Well, whaddaya know! Okay, I'm gonna need someone legal - know anyone?
Tu compadre? Qual es su nombre? Your friend? What is his name?
Por favor de preguntar a Nando de llamarme. Yo prefiero si el puede hacer el trabajo los miercoles. Gracias, cabron. Please have your friend Nando call me. I prefer if he can do the "mow and blow" on Wednesdays. Thank you, friend.