ARIZONA BEING ARIZONA  6:00 pm January 19, 2012

Arizona Schools Ban Mex-Am Studies, Angry Kids Put On Janitorial Duty

by Wonkette Jr.

Give the state back to Mexico, pronto!In a page right out of Newt Gingrich’s alternate-history science-fiction wingnut-polygamy utopian epic Candyland Space Land, the school district in Tucson has completely banned Mexican-American studies, seized all the textbooks and even wall posters from the classrooms, and punished the students who protested by sentencing them to janitorial duty. The self-hating Latina lady who oversees the now-illegal ethnic studies program even comically told the kids, “Mexico is where Mexican studies is taught, not America!” Why oh why does the Newt have to be in stinky old South Carolina during such a historical moment in stomping the Mexican, for freedom?

The insanely racist Arizona law, HB 2281, specifically targets ethnic studies in the public schools. Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies program was specifically shut down to meet the law’s requirements, although administrator Lupita Garcia — who sure sounds like a Mexican to us — seemed utterly delighted to shut down the district’s program and shout racist idiocy at the students.

The students bravely marched five miles from Cholla High School (better change that name!) to the Mexican-American Studies headquarters … and as punishment for this crime against white society, they were all put on janitorial slave duty. Sounds like Tucson needs to be occupied! (Weather is very nice this time of year. It’s a good season for a Mexican-sounding revolution.) [Guardian/Tucson Citizen]

 
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nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Is it still safe to study French?

Geminisunmars January 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

If by French you mean Freedom, then by all means.

a_pink_poodle January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

It's referred to now as Freedomese

fartknocker January 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

Freedom Fries!

Dashboard Buddha January 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Only in France and North Africa.

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Freedom kisses and ticklers for everyone!

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

But of course. Oui!

TheMeatmaker January 19, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Sure. They've never done anything revolutionary, right?

Bonzos_Bed_Time January 19, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Apparently not if you're Mitt Romney.

Barb January 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

I'm just thrilled that Rick Perry is going back to Texas just in time for Black History month. He's going to be so well received!

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Live from Niggerhead: Governor Rick Perry launches Black History month.

Barb January 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Oh my! It's a Leap Year and there is an extra day of torture in store for Rick.

nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

At least leap year delays the end of the world by an extra day for the rest of us.

Barb January 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Yay, more time to be buddies with you.

chascates January 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Today, January 19th, is Confederate Heroes Day in Texas. Wikipedia: In 1973, the Texas legislature combined the previously official state holidays of Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis' birthdays into a single "Confederate Heroes Day" to honor all who had served the Southern Cause. In some years, this date may coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. State offices are partially staffed in recognition of this day.
Previously state employees were given the choice of taking off either Martin Luther King Day or Confederate Heroes Day, depending on, well, you know.

ShaveTheWhales January 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Shouldn't this be "Confederate Traitors Day"?

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I shit you not, VA had a "Lee-Jackson-King Day" for almost 30 years. Now Lee-Jackson Day is "celebrated" the Friday before MLK day. On the Sat. between both days, the neo-Confederates come into town & have their costume parade down Monument Ave. here in Richmond ending at the Confederate memorial pyramid in Hollywood Cemetery. It always brings out the racists from surrounding counties.

Veritas78 January 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Tip to entrepreneurs: a sale on Percale before the Lee-Jackson costume parade!

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Good thing I enlisted in the United States Army on that day to make up for it.

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Haha. That really separates the out the racists, huh?

PubOption January 19, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Separates the men from the boys, as it were.

nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm

South Carolina tips it's hat to Arizona.

donner_froh January 19, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Mexico is where Mexican studies is taught, not America!

They aren't even trying to make sense anymore, they just shout their insane racism from the rooftops.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

And Science should only be taught in Sciencia & Math in Mathmatistan!

Callyson January 19, 2012 at 6:27 pm

We have always been at war with Sciencia.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Ever since we finally found it on Google Earth. We had to go to war with them, they had Weapons of Mass Instruction.

Negropolis January 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Beautiful.

NYNYNYjr January 20, 2012 at 12:14 am

I would have gone with Mathganistan

chascates January 19, 2012 at 7:13 pm

What kind of elitist would major in 'English' literature when there is so much American literature?

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:40 pm

What did Shakespeare or Chaucer have that Harold Robbins didn't have?

Veritas78 January 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Just wait 'til we give Tejas back to Mexico.

(And we should start referring to it as that, if only to offset all those "Democrat Party" references.)

NYNYNYjr January 20, 2012 at 12:17 am

Did you know in the 1800s when the Yucatan seceded from Mexico, they asked the U.S. for military support, but we refused, so the country of Texas was hired for several years to lease their army and navy to them.

JackObin January 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Arizona, Florida, Texas. Clearly, too much sun and excessive ambient temperatures are not a good thing.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Cranial cavities turn into little ovens that bake their brains.

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:03 am

Easy-Bake ovens, even.

valgal2342 January 20, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Oh I don't know…..it is 30 degrees back home and it is in the upper 70's here on the beach in Florida…..so good thing for me!

Not_So_Much January 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Did Lupita shit on the floor in front of them when she assigned janitorial duties? Would seem to be in character…

OzoneTom January 19, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Anyone who thinks that kids will make good janitors never saw my room when I was growing up.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Seriously, when my parents often saw my room, they always thought that some drunken thief had broken into the house but only ransacked my bedroom.

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Suggested Arizona State Motto:
Education is for Stoopid People.

Callyson January 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Close:
Arizona's state motto is Ditat Deus in Latin, translating as "God Enriches."
Wingnuts–giving God a bad name since 1913…

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

God Enriches

What? Plutonium?

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Duh, God enriches the stupid.

Buzz Feedback January 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Chico, don't be discouraged.

Wonderthing January 19, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Kids, how's that self esteem thing working out for ya? Right, that's what I thought. Tell you what: Fuck the establishment and when they sentence you to janitorial duties, take a dump on the linoleum. It's gonna be your world soon. Let 'em know it.

outragedcitizen January 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I sincerely hope that the up coming generation is smarter then their parents and they send their racist parents, politicians and I guess, educators to the sidelines.

CommieLibunatic January 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I don't really know what to say, so I guess I'll go with my first pick: Holy Fucking Shit.

FatalServerErrorFace January 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

You may be a Commie and/or a Libunatic, but you got that right – beyond H… F… S.., words fail.

Geminisunmars January 19, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Bizarro world get bizarroier.

edgydrifter January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Mexicans Go Back To New Mexico!

meatlofer January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Tacos are out for hot lunch,also.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Aw man, but the tacos were the best.

MissTaken January 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

No more Taco Tuesday?? Ah crap.

Dudleydidwrong January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

They are now called "toasted freedom cunts" That's OK with the governor…

littlebigdaddy January 19, 2012 at 7:15 pm

THat's the fish tacos.

CapnFatback January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

and as punishment for this crime against white society, they were all put on janitorial slave duty.

What, was the kitchen already at its busboy quota?

Radiotherapy January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Remember in 1846 when we found the Weapons of Mass Destruction and trounced the terrorists out of Mexico? The kids will now have to learn these facts elsewhere.

Chillwillard January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Have they banned "Liberal Studies" yet?

Dudleydidwrong January 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm

They're working on it, course by course. Before long the Arizona school curriculum will be "Arizona" prepared by Sheriff Joe Smith (nee Arpaio).

SexySmurf January 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

…punished the students who protested by sentencing them to janitorial duty.

Or as it's now called in Arizona: African-American studies.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Well, how are they going to know how to clean white people's homes if you don't get them started early?

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:04 am

That was so bad it's good.

Schmannnity January 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Apaches, Hopis, and Zunis roll eyes.

MosesInvests January 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Not to mention Yaqui and Tonoho O'odham, who live *in* Tuscon. Sheesh.

Lucidamente1 January 19, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Are we still in time to return the Gadsden Purchase?

CapnFatback January 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

You broke it; you bought it.

Jukesgrrl January 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Ole!

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:05 am

Opa!

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Things in Arizona are so bad even Mexico won't take it back.
"No really, we'd rather put up with the drug cartels."

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I hear they're looking for the receipt in the National Archives and Library of Congress…

Chillwillard January 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

You know who else tried to shut down Mexicans?

CapnFatback January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

The health inspector at Taco Bell?

Lucidamente1 January 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Emperor Maximilian?

nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Napoleon Solo?

Schmannnity January 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Chipotle Grill?

Schmannnity January 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

General Pershing?

Chillwillard January 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Davy Crockett?

weej_bain January 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Winfield Scott?

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm

He didn't try. He did actually did it.

Selfish_T January 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Bob Bradley?

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Topo Gigio?

nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Isn't that where the ship sank?

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm
Schmannnity January 19, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Senor Wences?

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Aldolfo Hitler y Polzl de Braunau?

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Hernando Cortés?

Chet Kincaid January 19, 2012 at 8:34 pm

He's been busy!

Dudleydidwrong January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Kaopectate?

Negligently_Joe January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

William Walker? The Knights of the Golden Circle?

(Can't learn about them in school in Arizona, but at least wikipedia's back up!)

weej_bain January 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm
Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

OT
Do you guys ever get the feeling that the only sane people in this country are the commenters at Wonkette, well, you know, except for the anal sex obsessing and such.

GhostBuggy January 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

<pops head in> Somebody mention anal sex?

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

BUTT PLUG!11!!!!!

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Speaking of butt plugs, does someone wanna explain to this asshole that butt plugs do not work that way?

nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Needs more santorum and blingees.

Ducksworthy January 19, 2012 at 6:30 pm

I beg your pardon! The anal sex obsessing is a sign of mental health and, by Rick Santorum's standard, we are all qualified to be Prezinet!

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm

You rang?

Dashboard Buddha January 19, 2012 at 6:51 pm

"except for the anal sex obsessing and such. "

You say that like it's a bad thing.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Anal sex obsessing? Hey, around here we call it assfucking.

Swampgas_Man January 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Ahem, CORNHOLING is the word.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Crikey, here's a whole lotsa times I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't seen the Stars in that Asimov short story "Nightfall". So I go and read the comments here at Wonkette. And Laugh.

Thanks Everybody!

Guppy January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm

What truly sane person isn't obsessed with anal sex?

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

I can't help it. I'm an ass man.

Limeylizzie January 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

After your comment to me, on another thread, I am firmly convinced of your sanity.

CapnFatback January 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

"Mexican-American?" That's gibberish, boy! You're either Mexican or you're American. The choice is ours.

SorosBot January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

And there certainly doesn't seem to be anything racist about forcing Latino students to work as janitors, stereotyped as all black or Latino, for protesting racism.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Newt Gingrich prefers the term "preparing our children for their future."

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

Yes, the future in The Terminator, apparently.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Please, who needs Mexican Studies? I learned everything I needed to know about Mexico from Speedy Gonzales cartoons.

Ducksworthy January 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Including, the actual words to La Cucaracha including "Por que no tene marijuana que furmar". Which is, after all, the point of the song.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The major lesson I learned was that Mexican mice run really fast & wear little sombreros.

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

Ah, yes; those were the days. Good, ole fashioned racism. lol

GhostBuggy January 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Not that a bunch of high school kids are ever going to see this comment on this website, but do not give in to these fuckers. Fight them, protest them, walk out on them.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm

And talk shit to their faces in Spanish, or Mexicanese, or whatever they talk in.

iburl January 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

It's not like Arizona was part of Mexico for like 27 years.

savethispatient January 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

If you refuse to recognize the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, it still is!

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Well, the cool thing about that treaty, a copy of which I actually have around the house someplace, is that it guaranteed that those Mexicans who remained in the ceded (ok, grabbed quickly) territory would forever be allowed to practice their customs and speak their language.

So, how can the Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputies tell if you're here illegally or a descendant of those Mexicans who became Americans by treaty?

THEY CAN'T!

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

They don't have to. Like the blahs, they all look alike, don't they?

Steverino247 January 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Only if you close your eyes to the truth.

fartknocker January 19, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I'm confused. No Mexican-American studies are allowed at the Tucson schools yet the locals want the chimichanga to be the official state food:
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/201

BerkeleyBear January 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Tuscon itself was all for ethnic studies – hence the need for the "local government" faction to suddenly decide the state knows better than the local school board and ban it because it makes Mexican kids feel for just a second like the world isn't constantly trying to jam a shit taco down their throats..

MightySix January 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

You mean Freedom Pouches?

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:22 pm

I hate those Freedom Pouches, all the filling drops out the other end.

James Michael Curley January 20, 2012 at 8:20 am

But truth as strangeness goes even further. They claim the chimichanga was invented in AZ when a bumbling fry cook accidentally dropped a burrito into the french fry fryer.

Blueb4sunrise January 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm

This isn't over.

donner_froh January 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

From the Guardian: When students asked why European studies has not been banned, nor any other area studies discipline, the administrators had no response

Silly students. European studies are classes about normal (white) people.

Fare la Volpe January 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm

We don't like the term "white people." We prefer the term "Real Americans."

Swampgas_Man January 19, 2012 at 9:52 pm

We're not "White People." We're just PEOPLE.

The REST of y'all, on the other hand. . . .

Negligently_Joe January 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

England is where English is taught!

savethispatient January 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Yes, in Engerland we speaks English right and propers like!

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:22 am

Just ask the Cockneys!

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

i don't know how they figure this, 'europe' is what the kenyan wants us to be and also there is spain there and they don't speak american.

also germany and hitler.

MissTaken January 19, 2012 at 6:28 pm

The only things you need to know about Mexico is don't drink the water and Corona needs a lime.

Now get to mopping!

Extemporanus January 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

This is una buena noticia for Mitt Romney.

edgydrifter January 19, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Hey, forced junior janitors–you know what cleans shit up really well?
Fire.
I'm just saying.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Since I read this post & the linked articles, I've had "Another Brick In The Wall" playing in my head.

Callyson January 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm

The photo of Lupita Garcia in the Tuscon Citizen article is truly frightening. Crazy eyes on steroids, without the good hair and plastic surgery.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:30 pm

I think the look in her eyes was a result of her realizing her name seems too Mexican-y.

weej_bain January 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

And when will Arizona start to require armbands to make life easier for Sheriff Joe?

Callyson January 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Happy MLK day to you too, Arizona…yes, I know it kills you to be reminded that it's a holiday despite your best efforts to the contrary…

ElPinche January 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Haha…give it some time. Soon the USA will be drowning in chile verde and chimichangas. TV will be 100 channels of 8 hr variety shows filled with big boobed women and reggaeton. We'll punish the gringos and exile the pochos like Garcia to Wisconsin (New America). It will be like hunger games but with pinatas.

Chet Kincaid January 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Yes, tell my Cable Provider to embrace this big-boobed future! Hold the blackface comedy bits though, please.

cheetojeebus January 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm

<stunned silence>

Selfish_T January 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

So the bill banning ethnic studies came to be largely through the efforts of Republican Public School Superintendent Tom Horne, who was pissed off about Dolores Huerta saying that "Republicans hate Latinos". Great job proving her totally wrong, Tom!

evan7257 January 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Who wants to eat chiminichangas next year? Not me! With me, it will be summer all year round

BarackMyWorld January 19, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Honkies still be trippin'.

Jukesgrrl January 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm

And the very day after the long-discussed ban on Mexican-American studies was finally implemented, State Rep. Terri Proud (and I'm not proud to say she represents my district), introduced two bills that would allow Bible studies to be taught in Arizona's public schools. (Why have one when two would be twice as nice.)

Currently, nothing prevents Arizona teachers from discussing the Bible but that's not enough for Proud who maintains she's heard from "many teachers" who are "fearful of even mentioning God or the Bible in the classroom." She says the teachers are terrified they will lose their certification unless the state legislature voices support for their desire to discuss Christianity.

"We've put so much fear around any discussion of the Bible that I think it's really causing our kids to miss out," she said. Her bill says students should learn about the Old and New Testaments. She added (for its dog whistle factor, no doubt), "The Quran hasn't influenced Western Culture the way the Bible has." AS IF the Quran is being taught in Arizona schools.

Proud says her idea is rapidly gaining support in the legislature. Ya think?
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/govt-and-politics

chascates January 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

What's the situation on sharia law in Arizona? Surely someone is working to prevent it taking over the local Justices of the Peace?

Jukesgrrl January 19, 2012 at 8:07 pm

I think Sheriff Joe and the emerging star Sheriff Paul Babeau have that covered. If there's a Sharia Law loose in the land they'll swoop down on it with their stealth helicopters.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Hey, I know Jersey's got Christie, the petrochemical stench of the Meadowlands, Seaside Heights, Camden , roads full of assholes and No Respect but …
Dayum… Arizona? Arizona!?

Jukesgrrl January 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm

It wasn't my idea of a place to live but family issues dictated. I WILL say, this place is every bit as horrifyingly amusing as anything New Jersey ever came up with. Every day is Arizona is like a meeting of the Asbury Park City Council and School Board combined.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 8:21 pm

That entertaining, huh? In a "May You Live In Interesting Times" Chinese Curse kind of way? Good thing you've all of your Wonkette friends to pop off to.

I left for Career reasons and stayed away for sanity.

Bonzos_Bed_Time January 19, 2012 at 9:54 pm

No Messicans in the Bible.

GregComlish January 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Doubt it. Every Jesus I've ever met has been Mexican

Jukesgrrl January 21, 2012 at 11:57 pm

How about the Book of Mormon?

Sassomatic January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm

And I bet those little brats aren't even grateful for the free job training.

KenLayIsAlive January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

What a shitty state.

Monsieur_Grumpe January 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Santorum trying to appear hip is like me rapping. Not going to happen.

owhatever January 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

And none of that socialist European history, neither, or dinnersaurs or Navahoes. Yea, Arizona, home of the smartest people in Arizona.

littlebigdaddy January 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Needz moar pink undies.

Negligently_Joe January 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Question: HB 2281 doesn't just ban "ethnic studies" per se, does it? Because it really seems like it prohibits, in particular, any education about any historic civil rights movement at all, and particular the bits that might suggest that historically oppressed groups were any less than completely fine and dandy with their historic oppression.

I ask, because that sort of seems to me to be the inflection point between "ignorant and anti-education", and "virulently and insidiously racist". But Arizona's known for plenty of both, so I need some help ont his one.

Jukesgrrl January 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm

We do word salad every bit as well as anyone in Alaska.

Just because laws are passed here doesn't mean anyone is trying to understand them. The law will be interpreted any way the conservatives need it to be to get rid of someone they don't like. Then the lawsuits will begin.

Neoyorquino January 19, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Thankless Mexican kids, thinking they are in Mexico. Can't they understand, we stole this land from the Indians, fair and square. (Lord help me, I lived at the border for five years and faced this caliber of stupid at point-blank range).

Dudleydidwrong January 19, 2012 at 7:23 pm

C'mon, Florida! C'mon, South Carolina! C'mon, Tejas! Top that one. Show us which is the mostest craziest of them all. We know you can do it….but it'll take lots of effort to go Arizona one better.

Loaded_Pants January 19, 2012 at 7:46 pm

Having learned the Pledge of Allegiance in elementary school, AZ high school students now have a chance to learn all about Lemon Pledge.

qwerty42 January 19, 2012 at 7:54 pm

From the news article:

…One thing ALL OF THEM fail to mention is the federal court order on TUSD that requires the district to have the MAS courses and no less than the Ninth Circuit court has slapped Pedicone and his district with this deseg order telling them that have a racism against Latinos problem.

The federal court order is very real, but somehow they only pretend that state ruling is the only thing that exists. Federal vs. State dealing with civil rights; we have seen this many times before which is appropriate for this all to occur right before the MLK holiday weekend. …

So this is being done in defiance of a federal court order? Is this true? Anyone here from AZ? This sort of stuff didn't work so well in the south back in the 60's, so not sure why they'd think it works today.

C_R_Eature January 19, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Cheer up! All of these ruddy, bloated,angry old bags of fear and superstition will die at around the same time.

Then, Arizona (and Texas, et cetera) will become a majority Hispanic culture!
A majority Pissed Off Hispanic culture.

Uh oh.

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Quetzalcoatl for the win!

fuflans January 19, 2012 at 8:19 pm

i thought tuscon was the sane one?

Chet Kincaid January 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

That is incredibly vile.

Chet Kincaid January 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Bring back the Indian schools, and send the browns there too! We'll beat the red and brown out of 'em!

Chet Kincaid January 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm

MEXI-JABBER WILL BE SHOT ON SIGHT
Your Home Room Teacher Is Armed!

mavenmaven January 19, 2012 at 8:57 pm

In GOP Merka, we ban books for FREEDOMZ!

Antispandex January 19, 2012 at 10:20 pm

"Why oh why does the Newt have to be in stinky old South Carolina during such a historical moment in stomping the Mexican, for freedom?"

I agree. He should drop everything, as should we all, if there is a chance to kick around the muslins, or the messicans, or…well, the French. We can't take our freedoms for granted.

sati_demise January 19, 2012 at 10:37 pm

In this Mex-Am study program they used Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' so this book was banned from the, school library.

Tucson Occupy was going fine in a tiny park between Congress Ave. across from the Hotel Az. Did they get evicted?

MilwaukeeKent January 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm

Arizona, the state that says, "Stop or I'll shoot!" while holding the gun the wrong way. On top of a recession that destroyed their major industry (real estate) they want to start a brain-drain. Can an entire state have a self-destructive streak? Every teeny-tiny way they can find to destroy future prospects, they're on it. Retired white bigots from the Midwest/Northeast suburbs, what it is.

Negropolis January 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

It's as if they are trying to help us take by Congress and the state legislatures that are up for re-election.

BZ1 January 20, 2012 at 12:54 am

book-burning next??!!

BornInATrailer January 20, 2012 at 9:50 am

That Jan Brewer the riveter pic is great.

comrad_darkness January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm

If the U.S. of A. didn't want all those Mexican citizens in the country, why the hell did they invade Mexican territory in the first place??

Can we give Arizona back, please? In exchange for oil or something useful.

MosesInvests January 20, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Next up in Aryan Zone-all bodegas and taquerias will be marked with a yellow sombrero bearing an M in Gothic script.

DahBoner January 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Cholla is also a cactus and Tucson is one of the most liberal cities in AridZoneUh…

ttommyunger January 21, 2012 at 7:58 pm

Clever ploy that: using Governor Jan "Drinky Crow" Brewer's likeness on the ad. 'Course, it is based on what she would have looked like: 1. Thirty years ago. 2. Not anemic. 3. Not crack-whore ugly. 4. Not bat-shit crazy, also, too, as well as.

nounverb911 January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Awwww! Don't forget your new grandkids.

Barb January 19, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Yeah, I can't wait to meet them in June, when they are born.

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