Let’s get this straight.
San Francisco is boycotting Arizona over its immigration crackdown. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has even put the kibosh on all those city employee golf, er, business, trips to Phoenix.
Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg wants California to follow suit.
And now, California TEA Party groups are boycotting San Francisco with a protest march in … San Francisco.
President and founder of the Pleasanton/NorCal TEA Party, Dr. Bridget Melson, sent out an announcement of the May 1 event, which will start at 2 p.m. at the Civic Center at 24th and Mission streets.
“I say spend your money anywhere else than in San Francisco, vacation elsewhere, dine elsewhere — if you protest (in San Francisco), bring your own food, coffee and water,” she said in her news release.
I guess that means they won’t be stopping for a sourdough bread bowl at Fisherman’s Wharf?
Read on for the full news release:
TEA Party groups in CA enact boycott on San Francisco
President and founder of the Pleasanont/NorCal TEA Party, Dr. Bridget Melson has issued a notice of a San Francisco boycott to 10,000 TEA Party patriots strong and counting. Tri-Valley Patriots and East Bay Patriots also support the boycott.
Founder Melson says, “I am very worried about this country. This is no joke here. It is not getting any better and in fact, it is going downhill fast. This is how civil wars start. I say spend your money anywhere else than in San Francisco, vacation elsewhere, dine elsewhere–if you protest here, bring your own food, coffee and water.”
Then we have the fact that Obama is trying to dictate what happens in AZ by saying that “this is a poorly conceived law”.
Over 70% of the citizens of Arizona are in favor of enforcing the state immigration measure and yet President Obama still tries to get overly involved and states that “you can try to make it really tough on people who look like they, quote, unquote look like illegal immigrants. One of the things that the law says is that local officials are allow to ask somebody who they have a suspicion might be an illegal immigrant for their papers — but you can imagine if you are a Hispanic American in Arizona, your great, great grandparents may have been there before Arizona was even a state. But now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you’re going to be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.”
“Ok,” says Melson, “so let’s allow these illegal’s to continue to kill hard-working Americans who have a RIGHT to be here?”
Tea Party Patriot Diane says, “I wonder what the results would be if they took a poll on how many CALIFORNIANS would like such a law as Arizona’s enacted here! My guess is an overwhelming majority.”
“Although I continue to preach respect, at this point I having a difficult time preaching that when it comes to our inept local and state representatives (referring to Mayor Newsom, Los Angeles councilwoman Hahn, and State Senate Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg). They certainly are not respecting us. They have clearly gone over the edge here. I hope this is a wake up call to ALL–Democrats, Republicans and Independents that the power hungry progressives have taken over. It is not about party lines at this point–it is about your freedom of choice and being improperly represented”, Melson says.
May Day Protest in SF for AZ : Saturday May 1, 2010 – 2pm San Francisco, Civic Center at 24th and Mission, sponsored by the Golden Gate Minutemen. 24th & Mission and march to Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco.