Saturday, May 31, 2014

Basketball Gate Crashers Have Rights Too - What Would Don Sterling Say?

Even though the following is a vintage story, it still pops up in my inbox from time to time.  To refresh your memories, it revolved around a rhubarb in summer of 2010 over Arizona SB 1070 - an immigration bill that attempted to curb hordes of illegal aliens overrunning the state of Arizona.

The owner of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Robert Sarver, came out strongly opposing AZ's new immigration laws.  Arizona's Governor, Jan Brewer, released the following statement in response to Sarver's criticism of the new law:

"What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying?

What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn't be ejected.

Furthermore, what if Suns' ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink?

And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?"

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer

Here are a couple of snapshots taken shortly thereafter at the Arizona State Capitol depicting opponents of the bill showing their respect for the US flag.


  1. Get the hell out of my country if you can't respect our laws and our way of life.

  2. I hope your comment is directed toward the desecrating protestors and not at me, your humble correspondent.