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Unread 07-19-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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As for smaller acts that interest me - they have Junior Brown
Highway Patrol is now playing in the background here at Casa Fontucky.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 03:00 PM
 
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Nice .... i saw him previously a couple years ago and it was a really fun show
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Unread 07-19-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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You seem to conveniently overlook that Chris Rock is performing in an anti-Arizona concert next week. If that isn't a political statement then what is? You minimize and rationalize to the point of looking foolish.


He, Ha, ha, snorf, HA, HA, HA...


That is absolutely the funniest thing I have ever seen you write. Great. Great. Great!

Of course you are completely wrong in your assertions concerning this issue, but darn you are so funny doing it!


He, he, he. Really thanks for the laugh.


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Unread 07-19-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Here are excerpts from an editorial printed in several Arizona newspapers and written by a well-known Arizona promoter who is asking that entertainers not boycott Arizona:

"As a political activist and 15-year independent concert promoter in Arizona, I feel a deep obligation to speak out about the real-world effects of artists boycotting the state in protest of SB 1070, the recent anti-immigration bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by our (unelected) governor.

While I respect the intentions of the artists protesting what they find to be an unjust law, the practical effect of the boycott is resulting in exactly the opposite of their good-willed intentions.

By not performing in Arizona, artists are harming the very people and places that foster free speech and the open exchange of ideas that serve to counter the closed-mindedness recently displayed by the new law.
The people who will feel the negative effects of the boycott the deepest are local concert venues, including non-profit art-house theatres, independent promoters, fans and the people employed in the local music business. If the boycott continues, it is all but guaranteed that some of these venues will be forced to close their doors.

. . . The legislators currently in office don't care if outspoken artists boycott the state. The people responsible for SB 1070 don't want you here. They don't want your voices heard. And as a result of the boycott, they are the only ones who benefit.

. . . As Curtis McCrary, the general manager of the non-profit Rialto Theatre in Tucson, recently stated, "The individuals and organizations behind this bill are . . . more than likely delighted about the prospect of politically vocal artists canceling shows - silencing themselves rather than using the platform their status as artists gives them to speak out against SB 1070."

This open letter is a call out to all artists to come take a stand and perform in Arizona. We need you now more than ever.


Charlie Levy is owner of Stateside Presents, an independent concert-promotion company based in Phoenix. Stateside Presents produces over 200 events a year in clubs and theaters throughout Arizona and New Mexico.

Outspoken artists need to speak up in Ariz., not boycott
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Unread 07-19-2010, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Police State
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You seem to conveniently overlook that Chris Rock is performing in an anti-Arizona concert next week. If that isn't a political statement then what is? You minimize and rationalize to the point of looking foolish.
Your hyperbole is making you look foolish.

OHNOES, A COMEDIAN DOESN'T WANT TO COME TO ARIZONA!!!!11!!!11SHIFTONE!111!!!!1
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Unread 07-19-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Your hyperbole is making you look foolish.

OHNOES, A COMEDIAN DOESN'T WANT TO COME TO ARIZONA!!!!11!!!11SHIFTONE!111!!!!1
It's easy to just trade barts without substance. You're better than that or are you just being lazy by not contributing anything? It amazes me how so many people [overwhelmingly Anglo] so easily dismiss the feelings of others. The Arizona law is a huge disgrace to Hispanics and the result will be a big surprise. Like California, once Latinos are registered and vote Arizona will change considerably. Almost 20 years ago California did the same thing Arizona has done. Now California is ruled by Democrats because of Spanish-speaking people. Arizona is over 30% Hispanic.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: southern california
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It's easy to just trade barts without substance. You're better than that or are you just being lazy by not contributing anything? It amazes me how so many people [overwhelmingly Anglo] so easily dismiss the feelings of others. The Arizona law is a huge disgrace to Hispanics and the result will be a big surprise. Like California, once Latinos are registered and vote Arizona will change considerably. Almost 20 years ago California did the same thing Arizona has done. Now California is ruled by Democrats because of Spanish-speaking people. Arizona is over 30% Hispanic.
why is enforcement of immigration law an outrage?
the outrage is the federal government's refusal to enforce its own laws, laws it is sworn to uphold-- and then sue those who do enforce.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 02:02 AM
 
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It's easy to just trade barts without substance. You're better than that or are you just being lazy by not contributing anything? It amazes me how so many people [overwhelmingly Anglo] so easily dismiss the feelings of others. The Arizona law is a huge disgrace to Hispanics and the result will be a big surprise. Like California, once Latinos are registered and vote Arizona will change considerably. Almost 20 years ago California did the same thing Arizona has done. Now California is ruled by Democrats because of Spanish-speaking people. Arizona is over 30% Hispanic.
You must be very proud of your people running the state into the ground.
What a great accomplishment!... Your logic is so twisted. I work with many Legal Mexican immigrats and Mexican-Americans and all of them support our new law. They can't stand it when illegals get paid under the table and don't pay taxes. It's not right!

Arizona will not follow California's example. Maybe you can put your crystal ball to better use and play the lottery. Maybe then certain losers will be able to attend a certain concert....pathetic.....LOL.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 02:19 AM
 
Location: GLAMA
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Now California is ruled by Democrats because of Spanish-speaking people.
Considering the state of the State... not exactly something you want to go bragging about.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Considering the state of the State... not exactly something you want to go bragging about.
Yeah, an interesting example is how much Meg Whitman is loudly proclaiming her opposition of Arizona's law which is actually an accurate statement. Republicans know fully well that the loss of Latino voters has greatly strengthened the Democrats in California. Our current Republican governor and the Republican candidate for governor have criticized Arizona. Even the Republican governors of Nevada and Texas have also expressed opposition to Arizona. And it goes without saying that New Mexico condemns Arizona.

Whatever a person's feelings about the lack of federal border control [which I believe has been a total failure whoever the president happens to be] the issue has been overshadowed by Arizona's action. The people of Arizona have every right to legislate as they see fit. But the consequences of poor leadership may very easily change the entire political scene. It is no secret that activists from California are working hard getting people registered in Arizona. When Prop 187 passed in California in 1992 the same thing occurred; the Hispanic population got very active in voting and we know what the results have been ever since.

Too bad Arizona isn't bright enough to see the writing on the wall but unfortunately the state legislature has never impressed anyone with smarts.
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