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Union: No Arizona boycott

Posted on: July 8, 2011 11:10 am
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Remember all the talk about potential boycotts of next week's All-Star Game, because of Arizona's controversial immigration law?

It's been a while, but at one point, that was a hot topic, enough so that commissioner Bud Selig was asked many times about whether he was going to move the game out of Phoenix. Selig didn't move it, the issue (at least for baseball) has cooled off considerably, and on Friday morning the players' union issued a statement saying it wasn't recommending a boycott.

In the statement, union head Michael Weiner reaffirmed his group's opposition to the law, known as SB 1070. But Weiner also pointed out that the law is not now in effect, and that "key portions of the law have been judged unlawful by the federal courts."

Thus, no boycott.

"Our nation continues to wrestle with serious issues regarding immigration, prejudice and the protection of individual liberties," Weiner said in his statement. "Those matters will not be resolved at Chase Field, nor on any baseball diamond; instead they will be addressed in Congress and in statehouses and in courts by those charged to find the right balance among the competing and sincerely held positions brought to the debate.

"Meanwhile, at the All Star Game, Major League Baseball makes good on its promise to field the best in the world in the only way it can -- by allowing the world to play.  That truly is an occasion to celebrate and, perhaps, from which we all can learn.”
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Since: Jul 10, 2011
Posted on: July 10, 2011 6:39 am
 

Union: No Arizona boycott

the soundstrike is behind this boycott.  they have bands and musicians who back their cause.   as citizens being squeezed further by this boycott in a bad economy, hurting arizona citizens, including the people soundstrike support, warner bros. music and movies should be boycotted in response.  how dare a band try to hurt arizona fans who financially support their music?  hypocrisy abounds.  happy to see sportspeople have a true understanding of the sb1070 law not "really" in effect in arizona.  viva la bud selig for having his head straight.



Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:21 am
 

Union: No Arizona boycott

heres a better idea, do what the phoneix suns did and wear los suns or something. los diamondbacks or los all star. racist people get so mad when they even see the spanish launage, do that. los arizona baby! that will make that racist governer so mad. her state says los arizona.



Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: July 9, 2011 6:15 am
 

Union: No Arizona boycott

yeah we know the law is dirty and only creates a police state and we lose our freedom BUT what is boycotting a baseball all star game going to do??? thats the stupidest thing i ever heard. this is suppose to be for the fans in arizona, they didnt make that law, a racist governer lawmakers did and i highly doubt they care about baseball, they are not american, they are racist and love the money and abuse americas state rights and poltics system. just ingore that stupid law, if they were to boycott the all star game then it would make the racist governer happy and she gets the attention she wants. enjoy the all star weekend dont stress over laws, i understand what the mexican and brown people are going though but its not just them. people get arrested every day in america for absoultley no reason, i been a victim to police state stupid laws to cuz i didnt have ID (i dont drive and i was 20) and also they thought i hit someone and i didnt, i was arrested but charges droped, to this day im mad but hey it happens to lot of people. if you guys wana do something about it, then the country needs to set up a protest or something, why not one day america refuse to pay taxes to these stupid polticans? we need a leader like MLK to set that up. i dont know, figure something out. dont boycott the game or arizona buisness cuz thats stupid all cuz of some racist governer. thats exaclty what she wants boycott. it will leave poor arizona fans unhappy. leave baseball out of it, baseball is a sport where all races of people and fans watch and no1 has a problem with mexicans, so why punish those fans of arizona? no racist watches or cares about baseball besides tony la russa lol. those racist people only care about poltics.


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