John Stewart’s Take on Arizona’s SB 1070

April 27th, 2010 · 17 Comments

John Stewart has a pretty good clip about SB 1070. He even incorporates some footage of Tom Tancredo, who has been a supporter of the Minute Men and has made immigration his signature issue. Stewart adds a little bit of humor in showing how irrational this law is.

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  • 1 Michaelr // Apr 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

    This is going to generate comedic fodder for months, and will forever label Arizona as the new Mississippi, with all those ties to Brigham Young University and the institutional racism that was practiced there for decades after the Civil Rights Act of 1965. I am still waiting for one of those Arizona politicians to proclaim God is behind this law.

  • 2 Steve // Apr 27, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Well Arizona’s Governor does believe she was put in that “powerful position” by God.

  • 3 jvilla // Apr 27, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    you mean si ando cutting my grass, palo chigon they are going to arrest me cause i look mexican. si estoy en el taco bell palo chingon me meten al petty wagon de la migra and my daughter doesn’t speak spanish so when migra sees her theyll say its a dam mexican mojada cant speak a word of spanish, what will they think of next these dam mexicans!

  • 4 What The.. // Apr 29, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Hysteria continues to ensue. Read the SB 1070 before creating the hysteria. As Latinos let’s not show our ignorance, it is far worst to be caught in Mexico without papers. SB 1070 is the result of the overwhelming crime that has ensued from the drug cartels, the coyotes in the human smuggling , and the kidnappings. Law abiding Americans, most of which are Latino, need to be protected. These undesirable elements have created difficulty for the illegal immigrant just trying to find work. But even then, if they are immigrating illegally, it is illegal. Even in Mexico it is a felony to be in the country illegally, and you can even be placed in jail for interfering with the politics of the country. America is a bit tolerant, but illegal immigrants have taken advantage to the extent that Americans won’t tolerate it anymore…

  • 5 Hector // Apr 29, 2010 at 9:29 am

    I seen these clips on MSN, really funny!! Make Arizona look like their in a bubble and in a world on their own and the rest of the nation is wrong LOL

  • 6 Reyfeo // Apr 30, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Stewart is the far left comedic tool for brewing falsehoods. US Latinos are suckers when it comes to this crap…Read and get smart with the law before you throw AZ Latinos (who in LARGE MAJORITIES agree with this law) under the bus.
    @ Hector, what would you say to the AZ Latino who supports this law to protect his children, “Latinos stick together and fight hatred!!” What an un-educated moron! What are you like 13?

  • 7 What The.. // May 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I’m boycotting Mexico, a country rich in valuable resources as they are should not have a problem keeping their people working…

  • 8 webmaster // May 1, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    What The…

    I would agree that Mexico has plenty of resources (if they were not so concentrated in the hands of a few) that it could keep its people working. However, NAFTA has played a role in putting Mexican farmers out of business:

    More about it here:

  • 9 What the ... // May 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Webmaster, I agree that with the implementation of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) that it has economically impacted the Mexican farmer to the extent of putting them out of business. In Mexico, there are business monopolies that need to be addressed, and a lack of free market practice. I realize that Mexico politically speaking, has a whole host of other problems, which begins at the top. Which I therefore believe that the current economy has created a whole other underground economy, which is criminal in nature and has taken hold of the country of Mexico like a cancer. The hardworking people of Mexico suffer as a result of this. Mexico has become oligarchical, where power effectively rest with a small elite segment of society. Many want to live and work motivatated by a future of prosperity, not in Mexico. But what is the solution, revolution?

  • 10 Mr. Spock // May 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    John Stewart is great

  • 11 Tuchia // May 2, 2010 at 11:06 am

    I think they are doing the right thing in AZ. If you want to be in this country come legally NOT illegally. There is a protocol that needs to be followed. I can’t go to another country in Europe illegally, why should it happen here.

  • 12 Tuchia // May 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Become legal, pay taxes like all American citizens, and then you will have the right to vote and elect politicians that will represent your race. That is what comes with being a citizen. Citizens that pay taxes are tired of paying for illegals.

  • 13 Miss Karma // May 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Jon Stewart is a straight FOOL! He is too funny and is once again on point.

    Also, it should be noted that the organization that calls itself FAIR (but there ain’t nothing fair–I mean there isn’t anything fair about them- they’re klan lite) claims responsibility for writing the law. It’s founder John Tanton has ties to the Pioneer Fund (Think the Bell Curve) and has quoteed gems like this:
    “Perhaps this is the first instance in which those with their pants up are going to get caught by those with their pants down!…As whites see their power and control over their lives declining, will they go quietly into the night? Or will there be an explosion?”

    Yet and still the accusations of playing the race card are always thrown at progressives and the new hustle, is to accuse progressives of being racist because of the concern that only Latinos and “Latino Looking” people will be racially profiled. You don’t need to play a race card when the entire race deck is splattered out on the table with people of color usually getting the worst hand.
    …and in terms of taxes—I’m tired of paying taxes while executives put their MILLIONS in The Cayman Islands and into Swiss Accounts (gee I wonder what percentage of them “look like” illegal immigrants?) I’m tired of paying for the salaries of Police officers who abuse their power and shoot at unarmed citizens 50 times, and later to settle civil suits (their pensions should pay for the civil suits) I’m tired of paying for brand new stadiums while our schools are the first ones to get screwed when there is an economic crisis.

    In capitalism, you’re going to pay taxes so get over it already! You can’t call President Obama a Socialist and a Communist, and then *itch and moan about paying taxes in the same dag on breath.

  • 14 Miss Karma // May 2, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    As far as I’m concerned:

    A) There is no immigration reform without repealing NAFTA and implementing FAIR TRADE. You can deport every illegal immigrant and they’ll still be a “problem”

    B) There is no immigration reform without fining those companies that hire illegal immigrants $250,000 and putting THEM in jail for about 10 years. That’s why the approaches thus far are biased. The poor illegal immigrant gets locked up, while the rich exec that makes money off of him/her pays a measley penalty?

    C) Companies who engage in cheap labor (sweatshops) in other countries should also be fined, or should be barred from doing business in the United States–and go to JAIL for human rights violations. If I had to choose between working for 23 cents an hour with no lunch break vs. $4.50 an hour with 10 mins lunch–I’d cross the border too.

    D) Hire people to clean up the backlog of files for citizenship and background checks.

    E) Get the military out of Iraq and Afghanistan (where the real drug trade is going down given the rise of heroin use in the U.S. suburbs) and put them on the border.

    F) If you are really against illegal immigration, you shouldn’t be shopping for the rollbacks at Walmart.

  • 15 What the ... // May 2, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Good point Miss Karma, but wouldn’t you say that John Stewart is just a little bit funny?

  • 16 Miss Karma // May 2, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    What the…

    When I say that Jon Stewart is a fool, I mean that he is absolutely hilarious and I agree with the video clip.

    Also regarding the drugs, the U.S. American people need to be very careful focusing too much attention on the drug running south of the border, with the rise of Crystal Meth and Heroin use in the suburbs. Racism and Racial profiling always has a way of biting (mostly) White folks in the backside when they pay too much attention to what people of color are doing wrong while turning a blind eye to what’s going on in their own basements.

    I’ve yet to hear from the Minuteklan, and UNFAIR, with regard to Shawna Forde. She is

  • 17 Miss Karma // May 2, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I hit the submit button prematurely.

    Shawna Forde and three thugs are accused of gunning down a man and his nine year-old daughter. I’ve yet to hear a peep from the minuteklan and FAIR.

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