Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

History is Written … by Texas

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Continuing the trend of being controversial today, here’s a clever blog entry “What Would U.S. History Look Like If It Were Written By Texas and Arizona?

A few of the clever bits:

1803-1848–America continues to expand westward into empty territories. American settlers make the land bloom with the help of friendly Indian tribes.

1848–Mexico, in an act of friendship following their humiliation at the Alamo by the great Republic of Texas, gives their territories to the United States.

1941–Patriotic Japanese Americans volunteer to place themselves in gated communities so that America will be safe from Imperial Japan.

1950–Senator Joseph McCarthy fearlessly highlights how America is infiltrated by communists from Russia and China. Big Hollywood and the liberal establishment are brought to their knees by his brave efforts.

Oh the whole thing is clever, just go read it!

Racist Arizona

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

The Daily Kos had an interesting article the other day: “Join Major League Baseball Boycott of Arizona: Hit the Pocketbooks.”

Next year’s MLB All-Star game is scheduled to be played at the Diamondbacks home in Phoenix. But last week’s new overly-strict/possibly unconstitutional anti-illegal immigration measure SB 1070 has put the state in hot water.

Of course, being in the southwest (as well as being horribly racist), they’re used to hot water. Think that’s harsh? Where was Super Bow XXVII played in 1993? Why, the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

But where was it supposed to be played?

Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

It was pulled because Arizona voted against a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

So I say pull the game. Give it to Minnesota for their kick-ass new Target Field.

I’d say Boston, but we want the 2012 one, for the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park.