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Old 05-16-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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Santana blasts Georgia immigration bill before Braves game *| ajc.com

Your thoughts?

 
Old 05-16-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Screw him.
That's my thought.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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Biased threat title? B/C that is not the title of the article. Seems Santana thinks GA embarrassed themselves.

He's allowed to speak freely and said how he felt no matter if you agree or not.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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Biased threat title? B/C that is not the title of the article. Seems Santana thinks GA embarrassed themselves.

He's allowed to speak freely and said how he felt no matter if you agree or not.
OVERWHELMINGLY Georgians support this law. I happen to be one of those Georgians and if I was at that ballgame I would have booed him like so many others did. He is free to have his opinion and I am free to call him a fool for using a good and decent event to push his UNPOPULAR political views on a crowd that didnt want to hear it.

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Old 05-16-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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If he was invited to speak, then I guess he can speak about what is important to him. If he used his celebrity to talk about things inappropriate to the forum, then I think it was inappropriate.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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Biased threat title? B/C that is not the title of the article. Seems Santana thinks GA embarrassed themselves.

He's allowed to speak freely and said how he felt no matter if you agree or not.
I dont believe SS questioned his right to free speech, did he?

Rather, that 1) he injected politics into a situation where it was not invited. Accept your "award", or whatever, and let the players play the game. 2) The overwhelming majority of GA voters support the bill, so yea, he was talking out to the wrong crowd, presuming overall they represent the population of the state.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:20 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I agree 100% with his position and he was brave for speaking out the way he did.

FWIW, I also absolute worship the music of Santana. He could play a pixie cup and a piece of string for an hour and I would still gladly pay to see it.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:21 AM
 
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OVERWHELMINGLY Georgians support this law. I happen to be one of those Georgians and if I was at that ballgame I would have booed him like so many others did. He is free to have his opinion and I am free to call him a fool for using a good a decent event to push his UNPOPULAR political views on a crowd that didnt want to hear it.
A Nathan Deal supporter I see

I just think its funny how you titled the thread then added NOTHING in regards to your stance and when I clicked the link, that is not what the AJC said. You work for Fox news?

Now you state your stance after you were called out on it.

Immigration is not some black/white issue, there is tons of gray areas. A huge part of the problem people (too dumb to really want to get to the core of the problem) is RONALD REAGAN granted Amnesty and then promised to SECURE the borders and fix immigration. It is CLEAR he did NOT do as promised and 25 years later here we are having to fix and even larger problem.
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 AM
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I dont believe SS questioned his right to free speech, did he?

Rather, that 1) he injected politics into a situation where it was not invited. Accept your "award", or whatever, and let the players play the game. 2) The overwhelming majority of GA voters support the bill, so yea, he was talking out to the wrong crowd, presuming overall they represent the population of the state.
The first sentence of the article disagrees.

Legendary rock guitarist Carlos Santana, in town to be honored for a “Beacon of Change” award at Sunday’s MLB Civil Rights Game at Turner Field, called the state's new immigration law "anti-American."


How is that not a political event?
 
Old 05-16-2011, 09:23 AM
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If he was invited to speak, then I guess he can speak about what is important to him. If he used his celebrity to talk about things inappropriate to the forum, then I think it was inappropriate.
It wasn't inappropriate.
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