(I stole this from Bitmaps blog)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
+1 for another new law in AZ, and CA can boycott this
First up, AZ has passed a new law stating that firms have no legal duty to provide translators. Alright. I like that. It's a shame that they had to pass a law to confirm something that was already the law. According to this article a non-English speaking person filed a discrimination suit against an optometrist because he wouldn't allow the woman's 12yo daughter to serve as an interpreter, he wouldn't provide an interpreter, and he suggested she go to another optometrist who spoke Spanish. Wow. The arrogance of that person, who apparently lives in the United States of America, refuses to learn English, and wants to force everyone else to pander to her. I wonder if she was in the country legally?
Good for Arizona. I am jealous because I know this state would never stand up to that kind of nonsense.
Second, do you remember all the people in CA that announced they would boycott AZ over the illegal immigration law? It seems that the zapato is on the other pie so to speak, as AZ residents have started calling hotels in CA and canceling reservations because they have decided to boycott CA. The funny part is that the Californios don't seem to like it. They want to push their ideas on others, but when those others push back they get upset.
From the article:
Several councils in large cities like Los Angeles, Austin, Boston and San Francisco have approved boycotts on employee travel or future contracts with Arizona businesses as a result of the law that goes into effect on July 1. The state tourism bureau has said the losses so far have reached nearly $10 million as a result of 23 canceled meetings.
Now for the other side of that coin, here is some of the whining from CA:
That has tourism officials urging Arizonans to consider the resolutions as merely symbolic and local politics at work.
"We're in a very tough environment already because of everything else going on, and we don't need another negative impact to our industry," ConVis President Joe Terzi told the Union-Tribune. "This affects all the hardworking men and women who count on tourism for their livelihoods, so we’re saying, don't do something that hurts their livelihoods."
So places like LA and SF can boycott AZ to the tune of $10 million and that is ok, but if please, please, please don't hurt OUR livelihoods.
Crybabies. They like to dish it out but they can't take it. This reminds me of a Family Circus I saw years ago:
Mommy!! Dolly hit me back!!
This is another example of the left wing mindset. It is ok to use a boycott against someone that liberals define as BAD like Arizona, but it is terrible to use a boycott against someone who the liberals define as GOOD like California. Hypocrisy is the calling card of the left wing these days.
All in all I have to say that it looks like AZ is getting better and better. Open or concealed carry without a permit, the illegal alien law, requiring a birth certificate to be on a Presidential ballot, and now reaffirming that AMERICAN businesses have no duty to provide interpreters for would-be customers who can't speak English.
I'm going to buy something from a business in AZ just to show my support. I think I'll eat a bag of Doritos while I open the package when it arrives.
Posted by Bitmap at 1:00 PM