May 27th, 2010
03:34 PM ET

Stars join 'Sound Strike' against Arizona

Quite a few musicians - as well as a notable filmmaker - have joined Rage Against the Machine's Zack de la Rocha in what he calls a “sound strike” of Arizona.

After the state signed into law a bill requiring police to determine the immigration status of individuals suspected of being in the country illegally, some stars came forward voicing their opposition to the legislation.

In a statement, the Rage lead singer encouraged his fellow music artists, as well as music fans, to help “put a stop” to the law.

“Fans of our music, our stories, our films and our words can be pulled over and harassed every day because they are brown or black, or for the way they speak, or for the music they listen to,” de la Rocha said. “People who are poor like some of us used to be could be forced to live in a constant state of fear while just doing what they can to find work and survive. This law opens the door for them to be shaked down, or even worse, detained and deported while just trying to travel home from school, from home to work, or when they just roll out with their friends.”

The law –- SB 1070 –- takes “racial profiling…to a whole new low,” the singer went on. “When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, they arrested her. As a result, people got together and said we are not going to ride the bus until they change the law…What if we got together, signed a collective letter saying, ‘We're not going to ride the bus,’ saying we are not going to comply. We are not going to play in Arizona.”

Thus far, a variety of music artists have agreed to join the boycott, including Calle 13, Kanye West, Spank Rock, Tenacious D and Sonic Youth. Filmmaker Michael Moore has also taken a stand with the Sound Strike to protest the law.

Earlier this month, Cypress Hill –- another music group that's joined the boycott –- and Pitbull both canceled concerts in Arizona in protest.

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    April 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Yorch

    This Law wont stop the Invasion. Half the US land used to belong to Mexico and they are taking it back, silently.
    No empire last forever. Sooner or Later the US empire will colapse and mexico, in one way or another will recover its territory. Yes, its my opinion and yes I just voice it to annoy people.

    As someone mentioned, the law is unnecessary, just brings the attention to facts already happening, stuff that is already Federal Law. Police dont need this law to do what they are supposed to do. This just a political thing to boost the governor career. No matter if the law passes today, sooner than later will be disregarded or whatever legal term applies. Then the governor will base his political ambitions and career from now on in this fact. Its just politics and will just be a waste of money for the AZ state, your tax money. As illegal inmigrants will just keep coming back and Americans, will continue to give them jobs, so they can also, avoid paying taxes.

    Viva Mexico Cabrones !

    July 28, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TheEraser

    All my years of Rage Against the Machine music is heading for the trash! How could you and Cypress Hill support Federal Criminals and not the Citizens of The United States?! I was a huge fan and I am so disappointed. You should change your name to Rage Against the People!

    July 24, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jack

    Isn't this bands drugs buyers fans the problem, which cause the destruction of the Mexican economy intern causes the immigration problem.

    July 22, 2010 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Rutledge

    Wow what a turn around. Here you people are applauding what these artist are doing and "saying" but aren't some of you the same ones who condemned the Dixie Chick for doing the same thing? Not all of you but some of you (you know who you are) are HYPOCRITES!

    I for one believe in the 1st amendment and will protect it vehemently. Everyone has an opinion and a voice and have the "right" to be heard but when people two-face around saying it's OK for one but not the other should just keep quiet, we will all be smarter for it.

    June 21, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Fire In The Sky

    Reading posts on this subject makes me much I want to watch the world burn.

    June 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Doug

    So I imagine all you all will be rushing out to boycott the employers who hire illegals and you'll be quite happy to pay $8.00 a head for lettuce and $3.00 each for apples when all that cheap labor is gone. I don't see any of you righties rushing out to work in the fields for penny's an hour. Incidentally who is cleaning the homes of all the republican blowhards? McCain has shown he will do and say anything to get elected no matter now many times he contradicts himself or his voting record. Conservativism is a mental disorder.

    June 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Darryl

    Looks like the overwhelming sentiment of the replies here are counter to what Zack De La Rocha and Rage are all about. Conservative talking points abound. The conservative God, Reagan granted illegals amnesty. The lunatic bigoted right makes me sad for my country

    June 11, 2010 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Austin

    Way to think about your fans..... Ever think that not everybody in Arizona is for the law? Perhaps they agree with you and would still like to see you play? No thats just unthinkable!

    June 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fedup With It

    I don't understand these artists. They are penalizing the people of AZ who DID NOT vote on this law. We buy and support these bands and then they turn and decide we're going to be punished for something we had nothing to do with? Kind of funny that they think the "Mexicans" need support and to make money and in turn the musicians are affecting the economy of US citizens that bought their records and attend their concerts. Great way to say thanks to the people that helped you make your millions. And if these ignorant bands would take the time to read the law AND also know what Mexican laws are, they'd see that Mexico's law are far worse that what is going on here.
    Bunch of rich lemmings following one another and completely uneducated about their own cause.

    June 6, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jenkins

    Indeed many do not 'get it.' This has more to do with the inherent fear of a majority of people who are quickly becoming a minority. Of course they don't want any Hispanics to grow in their area. To do so would mean that they could possibly become the majority soon. Those supporting the Arizona law do not want that to happen thus, they come out with other arguments in support of this bad profiling law but meant to obfuscate the reality of it all. But the bottom line is the FEAR Arizona has for Hispanics to overtake them and become a majority people in their state thus this new law was enacted as a means of protection. Yet, incredibly even some Hispanics are buying into their arguments and supporting this law without stopping to think of the implications. Wake Up People!! It's time you smelled the coffee! That is what this is all about. End of story.

    June 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. VAE1001

    No doubt the Arizona law is extremely misguided. But it seems to me that, as the law unfairly targets a population, so does the boycott. Human trafficking is an abominable practice and brings with it the sort of violent crime that transforms an area into a de facto war zone, and Arizonians are naturally vehemently opposed to that devolving. However, the law won't do anything to stem the tide of illegal immigration, and it won't end the violence associated with illegal entry into the country. In other words, don't blame the illegal immigrants themselves – and certainly don't blame legal U.S. citizens of the same ancestry – but don't criminalize Arizona residency, either. The real culpability lies at the feet of the human traffickers who brought the violence and the politicians who exploit voters' very legitimate fears of that violence.

    May 29, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  14. Joann Meyers

    @Brent M.


    May 29, 2010 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jason L

    I am a citizen of the Independent Nation Of Arizona and am harshly against SB 1070 but the artists and filmmakers who boycott Arizona end up alienating their fans here more then damaging the ego or pocketbooks of the state. If anything they are hurting the workers of the venues they are refusing to play which more then likely employs the very people they are trying to "defend" and stand up for.

    May 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. andy

    I love these out of touch maroons. Im sure if people were sneaking into a Rage show without paying and security knew where they were coming from, and a lot of those breaking in were disrupting the show and crowd, well, then Mr. De La Rockhead would have nooooo problem letting that go on. If it hit his pocketbook, stopped his true fans from enjoying the show, well, I know for a fact this smart smart man would just say, Yes, all are welcome, come in, free shows all the time actually, and free food and drink too, and ooh, free medical care! Yay! I love you all, here's my money, take take take. Right Zack, right...

    May 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Brent M.

    This whole thing is stupid, its not about the law. Its about politics and getting votes. Arizona is not the first state to make this law. CA Penal Code 834b has been on the record for years. Do an internet search and pull it up. Then read arizona's law and you will see they are essentially the same law. So all this talk of boycotts from cities and people in CA is stupid, they have the same law they just don't know it. The liberal media isn't going to point it out. I wonder if the music stars that are going to boycott Arizona will now boycott Ca and Hollywood...somehow I think not.... By the way Colorado has a very similar law on the books as well.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. D Lusardi

    It is easy for those who occupy semi-godlike positions – actors, corporate heads, politicians – to pontificate from on high how all the rest of mere humanity should feel and how we should just accept the invasion of 20 million because it is really, in reality, good for us to become impovershed like them, to pay for their education and welfare. I am grateful for those who reside in the Oracle of Greatness to be there to tell me what to do with my otherwise uninspired life. After all, I am only here to generate tax money to pay for the millions .. and to satisfy the moral certainty of those above me.

    May 28, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  19. debra

    I have tio admit I was racially profiled. it all happened while I was driving down the road. A police officer pulled me over. I wasn't sppeding, not was I breaking any laws. I rolled down my window and greeted him. he said it was obvious I was not from "around here" and asked to see either my DL, passport, or visa.....I showed him my passport...he told me to have a good day. I asked him how he knew I was not a native....he said I had a tail light out, and i didn't look or sound has scared me for life....I think I will sue them....I still have nightmares....the HORROR....

    May 28, 2010 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Joann Meyers

      @ debra

      Get the H*ll out of my country! You piece of illegal trash!

      May 29, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. Robert Hunley

    Any person, star, group, director, band or anything else protests "THE GREAT STATE OF ARIZONA" will never get another dollar of my families money again! Protest the conditions in your own country and fix your problems instead of trying to change ours! Our country has civil war to make changes to the government! Fight your own battles against your third world country and make it the greatest place so your people will want to stay there!

    May 28, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  21. Timothy Story

    I firmly believe that our celebrities are retarded. This is not a new law. Its been the federal law for years. It's not racist at all. It affects all illegal immigrants equally, no matter where they are from. The fact that people associate this with illegal mexicans, tells you where the bulk of the illegals are coming from. If there wasnt a problem, people wouldnt make this association.

    If you are in any country outside of the US and somebody asks you for your foreign registration card, you have to show them. Why is it weird for the US to impose a law that almost every other country already does. It doesn't discriminate it just identifies.

    So quit getting offended over stuff you don't seem to know crap about.

    May 28, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  22. Matt

    I live in Arizona and I tell a lot of friends and family who live out of state that unless you are footing the tax bill like I and my fellow Arizonans are then to just stay out of it. Do I hope this leads to racial profiling? Of course not, but our schools and hospitals are overrun and understaffed and illigals are a major component to that because of the strain the situation places on our state. Sadly, mismanagement of state funds is another major component but that is a different discussion.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  23. BillShut

    Sorry, but I wouldn't call not having a Kanye West concert available a LOSS, in any way, shape or form!!

    May 28, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  24. DA

    To those screaming about 'racial profiling:

    1. What do you think is a better solution to AZ's situation with illegals?
    2. If the law were changed to establish citizenship for anyone who came into contact with LE personnel, would you support that?

    May 28, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  25. Drseuss

    More power to them, although I disagree with their views...

    May 28, 2010 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. Bob

    Hey Tori, get a clue. You were'nt asked for your papers in europe because you didn't do anything illegal. Try breaking the law in europe and get arrested and see if you get asked for your passport/id. If you illegal loving liberals would actually read the darn law and the accompanying governers order explicitly making profiling illegal, you'd get the clue that the police can't and won't just go up to people on the street asking for thier papers like some cheap WWII movie. You clowns love ripping republicans for missleading statements on issues, well welcome to being guilty of the same thing einstein.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  27. Simon Phoenix

    the problem is we are taking up for people who have no rights if they are not legal citizens of this country. do you think if my family moved to mexico they would have english speaking teachers for my kids to learn? hell no! so why should i have to pay fo rtheir kids to go to school? my youngest couldnt go to pre-k because they said we made too much money but these little illegal kids can go and have their lunches and supplies paid for while their mommies and daddies sit at home making more babies for the real American citizens to pay for! im tired of paying for all of their benefits and their jail time. why dont we send them back to mexico and let them deal with their own problem?

    May 28, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • K

      "my youngest couldnt go to pre-k because they said we made too much money"

      That doesn't even make sense.

      Also, I'm sure most illegals aren't at home making babies–they're doing jobs YOU wouldn't ever want to do.

      May 28, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • James


      African Americans did jobs people didnt want to do for free, when that stopped, the world kept on spin'n. Working doesnt give you the right to stay in a country illegally.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Danny B

    You people don't get it. You will complain all day about how the economy is going down the drain, but when someone attempts to do something about it you will cry and whine all day. This is not about racial profiling, it's about addressing the strain that illegals put on the US economy. If it were Canadians pouring across the border illegally then the same thing thats happening in AZ would be happening in northern states. Would you mind being I.D.'d as a white American if that were the case? I can surely tell you that I wouldn't mind.

    May 28, 2010 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
  29. Dave

    Dont do AZ any favors. haha. This law is a good way to sift out the garbage. Can we have this law in Nebraska, so some of these sorry acts dont come here too?

    May 28, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      You don't need to impose a law in Nebraska... not like there's anything worth going there for. You won't be seeing them, so don't worry.

      May 28, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dave

    Way to follow Linda Ronstadt's lead there you bunch of nobodys. Haha. And how many top 20 hits do all of these people have put together. One? if any

    May 28, 2010 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  31. Dave

    Who are these people. I think I have heard one song from all of these people combined. If they all were in one concert you couldnt pay me ten dollars to sit thru it and waste minutes of my life that i would never get back. I would threaten to boycott them by erasing any of their songs from my ipod, never purchasing any of their songs again, not watching any award show that they are nominated or participating in, and boycotting any products that they sponsor or represent. Trouble is, I cant do any of that cuz none of it even applies to them. What a bunch of jokes trying to take the opportunity to get publicity. Haha

    May 28, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • let's be real

      Well that all depends on the awards shows Kanye ends up on... you do recall his shenanigans with Taylor Swift, right? Kanye is the most mainstream of the artists listed, so there is always a chance he will end up on the Grammys. He is definitely not a nobody, although we can somewhat imply that now because of his outburst which led him to stepping back and having a "self-examination."

      No one cares about Nebraska, sorry. All you have is the Cornhuskers, and that's it.

      May 28, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  32. how2fish

    LOL...when OH when will folks take the time to make up their own minds on a issue and not let the "artists" or "pundits" do it for them...AZ is enforcing laws the FEDs won't. Plain and simple the law is written to prohibit racial profiling..for the 4 folks in the country that took the time to read it..and don't except that number to include DEM politicians who can vote for laws they have not even the way I'm an immigrant and had to go thru the process to become a citizen as did my wife and family. AZ has my complete backing as written. What I hope for is that they will include measure to aggressively go after those that hire illegals and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

    May 28, 2010 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  33. kermit01

    I'm about tired of the liberal music and entertainment industry "speaking their mind". People like this guy don't have a frekin' clue. He only understands his life with the rich and famous. The AZ law is basically the same as the federal law, they will just enforce it. It is time to take the country back to very basic principles. True individual freedom, get off your butt and don't expect the government to take care of you, and apply the laws of the land.

    May 28, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  34. kabear1

    There is nothing in the AZ bill about stopping someone because of the music they listen to. How many of these "Sound Strike" clowns actually live in AZ and know what the people of that state have gone through with illegals ?

    May 28, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Tori

      Get a clue. It's obvious that you see people that look like they may be illegal everyday (whatever that looks like). Police will stop these people, whether you believe it or not it happens way too often. What if they are legal? That is racial profiling but if you have never been racially profiled you will never understand that.

      May 28, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  35. bella

    The law was put in place to PROTECT US citizens from illegals who come in this country to cause harm. Period. It is NOT racial profiling. READ THE LAW!!!!!!!!

    May 28, 2010 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  36. I am white/sarah smith

    i really hope AZ doesn't cry and bitc* to the government and ask for money because of the money they are going to lose and or have lost. also, I love the the republicans have cancelled conventions in AZ because of this! If you want to boycott the bands, then also boycott the republicans, but you won't because they are white like you and you are a hypocrit. AZ grow a pair and don't cry and whine if your country takes a loss! 🙂

    May 28, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      We DID grow a pair and that's why people are so angry, especially the Feds because we made them look stupid for not doing what they needed to do which is enforce immigration laws and secure our borders. I haven't heard anyone here in Arizona "whining" about money we will "lose!" A lot of us here, not everyone though, does support this law for the simple fact that it has woke up many people to the problems that border states have.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Denzel Fernandez

    When I want to hear politics, I'll watch CNN or The Daily Show or whatever. When I want to hear good music, I want MUSIC, not POLITICS! I'm tired of all the political nonsense in music. I'd boycott the bands in question in protests, but they're not relevant enough to warrant it.

    May 28, 2010 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby Nakka

      I have one question for you Mr. Daniel.... You call the daily show a news show? How ignorant and MTV clone-like are you? "The Daily Show" is a talk show and John Stewart is a comedian like Conan 'O Brian he is no journalist..... Stop listening to propoganda and biased views on current events. Get the story and understand it on your own..

      May 28, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Nodak

    I'll just boycott their music.

    May 28, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  39. Truu

    Inspiring to see artists use their fame for good. Racial profiling already happens and I have about 4 or 5 stories of my own and so do most of my Latin and African American friends here in AZ. This law makes it legal on paper and is a major backwards step for Civil Rights in America.

    May 28, 2010 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Racial profiling happens EVERYWHERE. Profiling happens EVERYWHERE. Try being a young man of any color out late at night, or a biker. They are also profiled. This does not make it right. However, a law that asks that you respect our immigration laws and come here legally is not a civil rights violation. It is a civil duty of all immigrants to respect our laws.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  40. arlissholmes

    Who cares? These bands are nobody's, and the people of Arizona are better off keeping more TRASH out of their state. Kanye West is a perfect example of a loser, like the rest of these bands.

    May 28, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  41. Jake Flom

    Will you also boycott Europe because they ask to see papers too and if you don't have them, you will likely be deported.

    Why must you be so provincial on this issue?

    May 28, 2010 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Tori

      Sorry this does not fly unless you are talking about Nazi Germany. I have been to Europe and was only asked for ID at the airport, not because I LOOKED like I MAY be illegal.

      May 28, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Tori....People won't get stopped here either because they LOOK illegal. But if they are stopped, say, because they are speeding they will have to provide ID, like EVERYONE does. If they cannot, then they can be asked for any other proof that they are here legally. I know several people who have also been to Europe, and have been asked for their passports, but not because they LOOKED illegal, but because they were stopped for something else and had their US ID's with them, which, in England, at least, is not enough to prove you are there legally.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • debra

      Tori: it is obvious you have no idea what you are talking about....this is a federal law and it is mild compared to what North Korea and Iran do to people who trespass on their land illegally... HECK it is even milder than MEXICAN law which makes it a felony....

      May 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  42. SANDRA

    Tell it to the police officers famililies who were killed byy illegals..tell it to the Ranchers families that are trying to make an honest livings family. Tell it to the ranchers family who was killed on his own property by illegals...Tell it to my children who can not go to a school that is dumbing them down because we have to put up with the children who are here illegally who dont speak English. Tell that to me who is sick and can not get medical insurance through my work but went to the state for help and was told i make $100.00 too much a month to qualify but the Illegals with their Sonoran Plates can come here and get help.

    May 28, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • not surprised


      Was Timothy mcVeigh an illegal? look at all of the americans he killed! or is that okay, for white men to kill people of color. THere are dozens of events of white people killing LEGAL immigrants because those white people thought they were illegal. TELL THOSE FAMILIES OF THE LEGAL PEOPLE WHO DIED BY THE HANDS OF RACIST americans! TELL THEM!! but you won't because like them you can't stand for non whites to be in this coutnry. your race is of white people like dahmer, bundy, green river killed, btk..ect. I am black aND I cam say thiat this law was written by whites FOR WHITES to give themselves the permission TO kill pepole of color. I am calling for my black brothers and sisters to now BOYCOTT all white businesses, REMEBER RODNEY KING!!!! those white cops were let go, it was on tape, but the white jury let them go!! BOYCOTT WHITE BUSINESSES!

      May 28, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • not surprised


      Was Timothy mcVeigh an illegal? look at all of the americans he killed! or is that okay, for white men to kill people of color. THere are dozens of events of white people killing LEGAL immigrants because those white people thought they were illegal. TELL THOSE FAMILIES OF THE LEGAL PEOPLE WHO DIED BY THE HANDS OF RACIST americans! TELL THEM!! but you won't because like them you can't stand for non whites to be in this coutnry. your race is of white people like dahmer, bundy, green river killed, btk..ect. I am black aND I cam say thiat this law was written by whites FOR WHITES to give themselves the permission TO kill pepole of color. I am calling for my black brothers and sisters to now BOYCOTT all white businesses, REMEBER RODNEY KING!!!! those white cops were let go, it was on tape, but the white jury let them go!! BOYCOTT WHITE BUSINESSES! NOW

      May 28, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
      • Brent M.

        Hey Mr. Not Suprised I remember MR. King. Do you remember the riots where certain people acted liked a gang of idiots, rioting, looting, stealing, burning down their own business, hurting innocent people? Do you remember a group of young black men pulling a guy from his truck (who had done nothing) and beat him sensless and hit him with a fire extinguisher. Yeap I remember that one too. I say go ahead and rally against the rule of law. I don't care if you are white, black, red, or purple. Try the riots and rally against the law all you want...I have just three words for the rest of us. LOCK AND LOAD!

        May 28, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • robert hunley

      Mcveigh was a nut! We have nuts in America! We dont need Mexicos nut added to list! Retard

      May 28, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
      • Joann Meyers

        @robert hunley

        You sound as "retarded" as McVeigh! Are you his relative, or something?Perhaps his son or father?

        May 29, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Not Suprised...You know, if we lived next to a country where thousands of white people were coming here illegally, you wouldn't care, would you? If we had passed a law because we lived across the border from Canada and they were streaming in, then you wouldn't say anything about that, would you. Nope! Because YOU are the one that's racist, towards white people. I personally don't care where you are from...if you are here illegally and you get caught, then you need to be deported and try to start the process of getting here legally. Don't care what color you are or where the heck you are from. You can pretend that it's about race but for most of us, it's because there is just an influx of illegals and Arizona sits right next to the Mexican border. Along with the good, honest and decent people, the very bad come to because it's so easy to get in here! That's what most of us are worried about.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joann Meyers

        @TAMMY B

        I live in ID. There is about 5 miles of border from the US to CANADA north of our fair state. THERE ARE CANADIAN FLAGS that wave in local businesses because this state welcomes immigrants and yes, those CANADIANS ARE ILLEGAL. I HAVE NEVER, EVER heard anyone question canadians about their status when they come to the local university. My daughter works at the financial aid office and files dozens of canadian students for FREE US MONEY, NEVER HAVING A VISA, NEVER WITH PAPERS. The university DOES NOT CARE because they are white. I am white as well and from what i can tell, this is a VERY RACIST bill. THANK GOD republicans boycotted arizona for a few convensions and meetings! i am proud to say I am republican again! I WILL NEVER VISIT AZ AND I AM GOING TO BUY MY FIRST KAYNE WEST CD EVER BECAUSE OF THIS!

        May 29, 2010 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
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  43. daddyg

    I thought the headline said "stars"...all I see is a list of losers & has-beens...

    May 28, 2010 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
    • MaDDHaDDeR

      As a drummer and artist in the music world myself.. I more than understand that you want to voice your opinion to the public about your feelings of the SB1070. But you people need to realize that it is ALREADY a FEDERAL LAW!! This is being put in place because the Federal Gov. doesn't do anything about enforcing it because of $$$.

      Please read the law and know what you are talking about, before you make an uneducated reaction of what other people are saying.

      May 28, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • MaDDHaDDeR

      On other note.. people are making this out because of race, and I have to say that this has nothing to do with it. This has to do with the costs of paying for people that have no legal right to be here, and are not paying taxes to pay for themselves and others.. period. You cannot afford to pay for people that are not contributing to the solution. When you have more money going out than you can bring in.. you lose, and so does everyone else.

      So why are people making this out as a race issue? Because its the easy answer. "Since you are not like me, you are racist!"

      Hate crimes are not always about race, and money is still the 1st reason for relationship breakdowns.. ask any divorce lawyer. When people struggle, they try and find a reason and fix it. It just so happens that one solution is creating a system of order about ILLEGAL immigrants. (These are the people that do not have the right to be here.. right?? and if they are, there is a program that helps you get the status of "United States Citizen" and allows you to live here legally.)

      As a great, great, grandson of an immigrant from Germany, I know that my heritage had to join the Military to get his legal paperwork to become a citizen. His life was put on the line within 2 days of landing at Ellis Island. I know all this because I was born here 150 years later, raised here, taught/learned English, had medical/food given to us by DSHS when needed, and given a chance to live here with ALL FREEDOMS of this country, for as long as I want... BUT.. I have a to follow all the laws.. or pay the consequences.

      Just like you do..

      May 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  44. just-another-whitegirl

    this law is racist! but that's okay because racism is loved by God and all of God's children. Only true Christians are racists. thank God for this law. dr. george bush should be applauded for taking so much vacation time when in office! He is a Christian and I know he would agree with this law. Jesus loved Hitler. IT's in the bible!!

    May 28, 2010 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Rise Above

      Do you even know what the bill says? Actually I already know the answer to that question. Why am I wasting my time?

      May 28, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  45. Joe

    Another thought: Almost all of the most interesting shows on TV are about law enforcement. C.S.I. whichever, N.C.I.S., Law and Order, Bones, and when you get down to it, even most cartoons are about superheroes or someone who is expected to hold to a 'higher standard' in the eyes of the law. It's not about intolerance of a race or people, it's about intolerance of the law.

    May 28, 2010 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  46. Concerned

    Many of the illegal immigrants have been in this country for years. They have had kids here, and those kids were born on US soil. Therefore, their children are US citizens. So are these kids going to be deported regardless of citizenship? Or will they be left orphaned in America to be raised on tax payer money? I have yet to hear this issue seriously discussed.

    May 28, 2010 at 5:39 am | Report abuse |
  47. Joe

    Tolerance of intolerance, intolerance of tolerance. Oh no! I've got to carry around a drivers liscense ALL the time now instead of just: while I'm driving, buying alchohaul, buying cigarettes, buying 'explicit lyric' cd's (hmmm, rage against the machine?), going into a bar, going into a government building, applying for a job, being out after dark in a curfew area...
    C'mon, we are all supposed to carry I.D. around with us when we are anywhere out of our houses. If we would all adhere to that then this wouldn't be as big a deal. Driver's Liscense, Social Sec Card, Birth Cert, Vehicle Registration, we carry around plenty of I.D. to do all the daily things but did you ever think that maybe you might actually NEED these things? Sure, grant amnesty for people who are escaping countries that can't even come close to the U.S. in terms of freedom and safety, but have someplace for them to go to until they can immigrate through the 'proper channels'. Try that and you'll find something equivalent to the tent city's in Haiti. It's not a pretty world outside of the U.S. borders and it is freedom from oppression and tyranny that the U.S. was built on. We havn't gotten it perfected just yet but at least we're still trying. If you want to complain about a law, it is your right. If you want to CHANGE a law, then stop whining and find out what you have to do to change it. The Government is a body created BY the people, FOR the people. You can't just get into a car and drive without first learning how to! Learn how to approach the government to get things done instead of sitting on a website and yay/nay nitpicking. Express an opinion-sure. Flail uselessly and tell other people off-pay a psycologist and sit on a couch to do your whining.

    May 28, 2010 at 5:23 am | Report abuse |
  48. wadde

    Now tell me again who were these BOZOs that are boycotting again??? I haven't heard of them or could care less if they come to Arizona. Crime rates are way down 30%, illegals are moving to California by the droves. Scott in AZ should join the exodus and good ridance.

    May 28, 2010 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
  49. Rob

    Musicans and people in the movie industry act like they are doing the people a favor to let you pay them to perform.then take your money home .now the people of AZ. can save that money and spend it in there local economy. better for AZ.

    May 28, 2010 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • OHgirl

      I say AZ should offer free bus trips for all illegals. Right to the door step of these bands, Oh and lets not forget Michael Moore.

      May 28, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  50. dunwichya

    Solution, People! Wall people from Arizona in. Don't let 'm out. Segregate them from the rest of the world, if that's what they want. There's nothing there anyway...

    BTW.. Rage Rocks. nuff said.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:52 am | Report abuse |
  51. rpdoty

    What is thereto be ashamed of. I wish my stte of Louisiana would follow suit. This whitie would be happy to show my papers. As for as someone taken our country from us, that is already happening with the person the idiots of this country elected into office. I'm still waiting on yawls president to show his papers.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  52. mark

    Illegal is illegal. I say boycott rage against the machine. SB1070 is just the start. Almost none of these bleeding hearts have even read SB1070.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Lori-Summers

      Yes, it's true. This is a racist law. My parents came here without papers from the Netherlands. THEY HAVE never been asked for papers! We have lived in AZ for about 20 years. I am about 22 now and I was a baby, but not born here. We are white and will never been asked for paperwork. We don't have any. Of course it's about brown people. you are an absolute MORON, IDIOT and Completely STUPID to think that it's not racist. OF COURSE IT IS! but it doesn't matter! My parents will never get caught and they are still here illegally. that's not my problem, it's yourse

      May 28, 2010 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  53. Steve

    I laugh everytime some show biz type uses their fame to try and get everyone on board with what they think. Well de la Rocha I support what Arizona is doing a lot more than I would support your music so take a hike. To bad if some of your fans get deported cause they are ILLEGAL. Wrong is wrong period and comparing Rosa Parks and this new law is just plain stupid. We need to protect our borders and if it walks like a duck then just maybe it's a duck. Seriously what is it that idiots like you don't get about ILLEGALS and invading a country against it's Federal Laws?

    May 28, 2010 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  54. Dan

    Such ignorance, boycotts like this only hurt innocent residents/fans.

    May 28, 2010 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  55. Patrick

    I'm sure that most of these artist are only concerned because they have illegal immigrants cleaning their mansions. More power to you if you want to come to this country but try doing it the right way. I'd care more about what the musicians and actors have to say but they're just musicians and actors. Listening to what singers think about political issues is like asking a baby to explain the Theory of Relativity. You know how to write songs, not policy.

    May 28, 2010 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
  56. Sick of it

    It's really sickening to hear people say their ancestors came into this country the "right" way-–do you really think that everyone that came through Ellis Island had a job or skill? Could speak English? Probably not. It would be interesting to see how many of the people who actually support this law have actually read it & know what it is they're supporting.

    May 28, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
    • RT

      Probably a lot more than those who oppose the law. Have you read it? I have and I support it. Here's the link: It's only 16 or 17 pages. Won't take you very long.

      May 28, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • jon

      This is getting a bit out of hand. Perhaps those of us who support the law should boycot the states and music groups that are boycotting the law. If the illeagals wana be citizens they should go through the proper channels. I think if they catch any illeagal they should be dported, sent to their county's prison and not be aloud to become a citizen. We need tougher laws on this, they are taking our jobs away.

      May 28, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  57. AZ SB 1017 IS AWESOME-O


    May 28, 2010 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  58. Newcastle Dave

    They asked for immigration reform. Arizona provided it. What's the problem? States' rights, and that's the way it should be. Too bad it didn't quite meet the interpretation of "immigration reform" of protesters: 100 percent amnesty and a free-for-all border. However, who's calling the shots here? Registered American citizens or illegal immigrants and the ACLU? You're either here legally or not. Based on the current world situation, we have to protect our borders and account for and protect our legal citizens.

    May 28, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  59. michael

    the law states that you can only be asked to provide proof of legal residency either by pemanent resident card, state i.d. or driver license, if you are stopped for comitting a crime. what's ironic is that border states practice this already, just not on a local level. the border patrol has merely been supplemented by local law enforcement. so even if they are legal...they still committed a crime and they are going to be booked for an offense anyway, that's why they were stopped in the first place. the illegal status just enhances the original crime. if you are here legally, there is a way around "discrimination"...have i.d. on you like most americans should...and don't commit any crimes. pretty straight forward, now can we get on with our lives and stop wasting time with such miniscule topics?

    May 28, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  60. cliff

    This is funny.
    Arizona won't miss any of these never were or wanna bee Hollyweird types...including Michael Moron.
    Arizona is gaining support daily across the U.S. for their stance.
    Send the pinko socialists back to California. They love "their type" over there!

    May 28, 2010 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  61. rpdoty

    How about the people protest all these musicians, actors and actresses that think we should allow illegals to do what they want. Lets get America back on track.

    May 28, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  62. tim

    What a bunch of morons. Racial profiling is exactly what they should be doing in border states. If I was traveling in a country where many of my race were there illegally I would fully expect to be profiled and I would make sure I was legal and had the paper to prove it! Of course it can be abused but a police officer has many chances to abuse their power. Trust them to do their job.

    May 28, 2010 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
  63. justmaymovetoAZ

    I think moving to Arizona is looking brighter and brighter if these tools are not going there!!! Good grief, what part of ILLEGAL immigrants do you people not understand.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  64. RATM can suck it

    this is just a way to take a dump on the fans in AZ. They should protest the gov, not screw over their fans in AZ who want to see their favorite bands play.

    May 28, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  65. AlyG

    Lol I have to say that if Michael Moore stands for something I have to take the opposite stance. Arizona didn't change the immigration laws people! Just who can enforce them. If the federal government doesn't take the safety of its citizens seriously, then local and state government have to do what they have to do!

    May 28, 2010 at 1:20 am | Report abuse |
  66. Seab

    TIme to remake "Sun City."

    May 28, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  67. Hamiltonian87

    I'm about ready to boycott the boycotters! I'm so tired of the whiners. As so many have already pointed out, illegal is illegal. I wonder how it would be if these "artists" revenues dried up because, "We're mad as hell and we're just not going to take it anymore!" (to borrow from the movie Network)

    May 28, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
  68. kin

    Support Arizona and hope many other states will follow suit.

    May 28, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  69. james

    This again is our fault for making it easy and desirable to sneak in to the USA. It is much like no one minding or turning the other way when the oil companies were getting away with poor practices. Where was regulation over all of these years ?

    May 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  70. John macainn

    I am so ashame of this law..What if the Native Americans passed this law when whities were making their way across the Atlantic? So ashamed ! Shame on you Sarah Palin ! Shame on you for supporting this law ! What if Native Americans want to ragain their rights and kick all the whites out of the US of A?? What then?

    May 28, 2010 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Sunshinegal

      I live in Illinois and I applaud Arizona. Now if that jerk Durbin would stop kissing a++ with the illegals, This would be a great place to live in. Anyone providing sanctuary to illegals are themselves breaking the law. So all you do gooders out there watch out, you may be next.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  71. Bill O really

    What if there was a law that was passed that would start asking papers to white people only? Would that change some peoples minds? Just for the sake of it, I am sure there are some whities that don't have papers. Let see what people would think of " show me your papers" or go to jail ! But lets do the whities first.........

    May 28, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Sunshhinegal

      It wouldn't bother me in the least to show papers. As a matter of fact, I would like to see special designed ID's for citizens that you carry like your driver's license and if you don't have that, off you go to the sleasiest jail in America. What part of illegal don't you understand.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
    • tim

      If I'm walking around my neighborhood and I fit the description of someone who committed a crime then a police office should profile me and stop me. So what if I'm a white male in a mostly white neighborhood? If you are hispanic, and there are a high number of hispanics in the area that have committed a crime, then you should be profiled. I do agree that the requirement of first having to be stopped for another infraction is a good one since the hispanic population is so large that everyone would be stopped.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |
  72. Bill O really

    Christian voters are out there saying its the right kind of law..Ironic!

    May 28, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  73. Bill O really

    I came to this country when I was a child. I grew up here. This is my country. The only one I know. I came here legally, I have since become a citizen of the Unite States of America. I would fight and die for this country. However, because of the color of my skin, I have experience racial discrimination in schools, at work and on the streets. I have carried myself as a good example of a good citizen. I am of good character and good work ethics. I am law abiding and church going. But I am still treated like a second class citizen. My color gets in the way. You see, I am Hispanic......

    May 28, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Sunshinegal

      it makes no difference the colors of your skin. Kids will pick on kids if they are different. That is not racial profiling. No one I know is against any one based on the color of their skin, they are, me included, against illegals in this country who are costing taxpayers billions in benefits, and don't hand me this crap they pay taxes, because most don't.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Bill, don't you feel everyone should have to do it the same way you did. I don't mean to offend anyone, and have no problem with anyone that has come to America the legal way and jumped thru all the hoops. I have many friends that have came here from several different countries and made America their home and love their (this) country as much and sometimes more than those that have forgotten most of us are not from this country. I know nothing is perfect in this world and not everyone can be happy at the same time about the same thing. Maybe Derek said it best. If the laws change and go after companies that hire anyone (key word “anyone”) that is in this country illegally and fine the companies (hmm) 5 times the salary of a legal resident for (hmm) 5 years and give the owner and person in charge of hiring the same jail time (not at camp joy but a real jail or prison) then It may not look so good and tempting to come to this country illegally.

      May 28, 2010 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
    • tim

      There is always going to be a level of discrimination and it's unfortunate. But the image of hispanics is further hurt by those that break the law and abuse the sytem. So while you have a right to be incensed about discrimination against your people, you should also be incensed about your people who negatively affect the perceptions of who you are.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  74. David

    Hear, let me put it this way, because I see both sides of the issue. First, the people who support it. Yes, we need a much stronger standing on Immigration. There are thousands of people in this country who are not supposed to be here but are! As for the those who do not support the law the answer is simple, this is a good way to catch illegal immigrants. HOWEVER, there is a chance that the authorities could accidentally deport a actual American citizen (which has already happened a number of times) not to mention the subject of racial profiling! Do you really think that the cops will pull over a white man with a British accent and ask for HIS papers. I personally do not support the law.

    May 28, 2010 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
  75. Derek

    Just make a felony with mandatory jail time to hire illegals and actually enforce it. Get some of the CEO's in prison for exploiting people by taking advantage of their desperate situations. I understand they're are getting paid more than they would be in Mexico but this isn't Mexico. People who take advantage of illegals are modern day slave owners. As a Hispanic, I am sickened by all the Hispanics that not only condone the treatment of illegals (all you boycott idiots), but seem to be proud that HIspanic people are perceived as only being good for cleaning toilets and mowing laws.

    May 28, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Chad

      I guess you haven't actually read the bill. It's only about 16 pages, and you can find it online. Most of the text of the bill is devoted to cracking down on employers. It =is= a felony to hire an illegal. If you knowingly do so, you can have all the licenses you need to run your business revoked.

      Please don't just spout off without doing at least a minimum of research.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  76. Sara

    I live in Arizona and I do not agree with racism or anything like that, but I do believe that we have a problem with illegal immigration in this state. I live here, I know. To condemn their fans for living in Arizona is disgusting. I'm glad the bands I listen to are still coming here. I am not racist at all, but I see illegal immigration and what it does to certain parts of our city. I've dealt with illegal immigrants. When I was 10 years old, my grandpa was driving us to school and this illegal immigrant smashed into his car, totaled it, and he got nothing from her because, well, she was illegal. I'm not racist at all. My grandparents came here from Italy only 50 years ago and I'm a second-generation American. My grandparents came here legally and everyone else should too. One thing people need to realize is that the law states they can ask for ID from anyone they want. I carry my ID at all times, so what's the big difference?

    May 28, 2010 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott in AZ

      When you have to preface every sentence with, "I'm not racist but..." there's usually something there. Just sayin'.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
    • AZ SB 1017 IS AWESOME-O


      May 28, 2010 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  77. Logan9773

    Please make sure to post all of the stars names here who are boycotting Arizona.

    Because I plan on boycotting each and every one of you, and hope to drive you all out of business. If you love the Mexicans so much, why don't you go live with them?

    May 28, 2010 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  78. joe

    funny how these people are law-and-order when it comes to anti-profiling laws but breaking the law bycrossing the border illegally is somehow ok..

    May 28, 2010 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • bb

      Gee, these bands think it is okay to break immigration laws, but try selling their songs on the black market, or download illegally, and THEY complain. Apparently, when its their money "being take from them" illegally, it is wrong. But it is not wrong for our tax monies to go to illegals by having to overcrowd our schools, give them benefits, etc.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Rhonda


        Gee, you are funny! LOL You want to talk about "breaking the law?" Okay, let's start with our own government officials. I didn't think or realize it's ok for REPUBLICANS to visit a strip club and charge that to the US people. Nevermind other goverment officials who have gone to prison for money laundering. You are probably the kind of person who supports BP and gives them your money even though they have RUINED our ecosystem for at least the next decade. I respect those acts for the boycott! THEY know this law is racial profiling, PERIOD! When was the last time anyone white was ever asked for their papers? Never? Exacty! There are literally thousands of illegal Russians, Canadians, UKRANE ....etc in Wa state. i am a teacher and I have to file paperwork with the school for my students. Their papers carry NO papers! NONE! THEIR PARENTS speak in Russian, French....and NO ONE ever questions them! IT's sad, but America is very hypocritical. I am white and I find this law RACIST and OFFENSIVE THe US does NOT treat immigrants the same, it IS based on skin color, period! WAKE UP and get a clue. We are not know as AMERKKKA for no reason!

        May 28, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
        • Rise Above

          If you are so adamant I think you should say something about what is going on. Or are you just another tough TEXT WARRIOR who only speaks their mind online?
          Racism happens everyday against white people and is swept under the rug. But it can't be racism because that only happens when it effects a black or latino person. I'm not saying two wrongs make a right but I'm just tired of individuals being able to see racism in one aspect but being totally idiotic and blind and not seeing racism in other areas.

          It's just sad. And please let me know what school you teach at so I know not to enroll my children there. I'd like for them to be taught by a teacher that doesn't teach them biasness.

          May 28, 2010 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
        • Rise Above

          If you are so adamant I think you should say something about what is going on. Or are you just another tough TEXT WARRIOR who only speaks their mind online?
          Racism happens everyday against white people and is swept under the rug. But it can't be racism because that only happens when it effects a black or latino person. I'm not saying two wrongs make a right but I'm just tired of individuals being able to see racism in one aspect but being totally idiotic and blind and not seeing racism in other areas.

          It's just sad. And please let me know what school you teach at so I know not to enroll my children there. I'd like for them to be taught by a teacher that doesn't teach them biasness.

          May 28, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
        • debra

          Rhonda: would you like the number to ICE? If they are illegal they need to be deported too!!!!! And BTW I have had to show my ID several times and I am whiter than Al Gore

          May 28, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
        • TammyB

          I am a white person who has been stopped and asked for my "papers" Arizona state Driver's License, which you CANNOT get here without proving citizenship. Illegals cannot obtain a driver's license or state ID in Arizona unless they do it fraudulently, which is BREAKING THE LAW. When I was asked for my ID, I didn't think it was discrimination, I thought the policeman just wanted to know if I was a criminal (ran my record for warrants and such). I've also been asked for my ID while walking down the street, kinda late at night. Again, I may not have liked it, but I don't see anyone screaming for me that I was treated unfairly. As for all the illegal immigrants in your State, well, maybe you should address that with your State legislation and see if they can come up with a law to alleviate that like we did here.

          May 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
        • James

          You can't infer that just because someone is against the Arizona Boycott, that they love white illegal immigrants, I think all illegal immigrants if found out, should be reported.

          May 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
        • Timothy Story

          We all have papers. They're called IDs and passports. Go to Russia or France and see if they make you show your passport. There's nothing racist about this. Truthfully all states should be enforcing the FEDERAL law thats already in place.

          May 28, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • ned

        ding ding ding ding ding....we have a winnnnaaaaahhhh. these people that are complaining are just using the 'racial profiling' angle because that's all they can hang on to. this law doesn't ask people to do anything that they weren't really required to do in the first place: carry i.d.

        May 28, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
        • Tori

          You are white so you will never be asked for ID.

          May 28, 2010 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
        • robert hunley

          I get asked for ID everytime i get pulled over RETARD! Once a year!

          May 28, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
        • TammyB

          Give me a break! I've been carded, asked for my ID at functions, or everytime I go to a bank. I've also been asked for ID when pulled over by the police on traffic stops, and when I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, late at night. I AM white. YOU are so racist.

          May 28, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  79. grant1

    Ibuyer quite a bit of music and so does my family. I will refuse to have any of these so called artist purchased in my house. My own little boycot, and my ongoing financial support for Arizona. America is with you Arizona.

    May 28, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • jeff

      Financial support for Arizona? How much industrial grade copper or airplane parts have bought this past month? Your living room full of Arizona made printed circuit boards? Mexico is Arizona's biggest trade partner. They buy 36 percent of every product Arizona produces. Way to shoot yourself in the foot.

      May 28, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  80. Jon

    Good to know what Bands we can boycott. Last thing I need is politics preached to me by this "band" of losers. I can only hope Micheal Moore keeps his word and never sets foot here in Arizona. There finally is a bright side to this law.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  81. w

    ship them all to Mexico with the illegals,,, let them boycott down there...

    May 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Dustin

    So Michael Moore is boycotting Arizona as well??? Looks like an unintended benefit for Arizona!

    May 27, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gunga Jim

      If Mikey boycotts Arizona and doesn't go there they could feed all the illegals there.

      May 28, 2010 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  83. Jen

    AZ is trying to protect itself and its citizens. American citizens. We can't afford these illegal immigrants, plain and simple. For those of you who have never been to a border city and think there will be racial profiling, I'd like you to know that the majority of people who live along the border are Hispanic Americans. And a lot of them support the law.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott in AZ

      Protect itself from what? The FBI uniform crime report shows that violent crime in AZ is the lowest its been since 1972. I was born and raised and still live in Phoenix and I see this law and complete and total politcal BS. Repubs and Tea Sqautters have nothing else going for them politically so they keep creating more fake issues to stir up old white people's fears. I'm from Arizona and I'm ashamed.

      May 28, 2010 at 2:00 am | Report abuse |
  84. geoe

    First, being illegal is already a crime why do the cops of Arizona need another law to tell them that? Second, from what i know if you are illegal you can't get a drivers license, which brings me to my next point if someone illegal has a drivers license then someone in Arizona is not doing the right job. Also, i do not think anyone should be harassed by cops if they are not breaking any major laws even if you look illegal. How about concentrating on people that are out to rob or kill wife beaters, etc....... OH! stop complaining about jobs and blaming the wrong people, everyone lives in a fantasy world created in part by the Media and Government but the major part by Large Big Corporations and Banks. the people that are writing this law Created this mess with the economy so be mad at them and open your eyes.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  85. xeno

    Lost in all this is Obama encouraging states to fight other states.

    May 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunshinegal

      You got that right. He's a good talker, but does not do anything.. He is a coward along with his party. Wake up America and stop voting this idiots in office. Hikers get got in Iran illegally, what happens they end up in jail. Go to any country illegally and get caught, and what happens, prison time. Not in America, let all the low-liffe in, the murderers, the drug cartels, the child abducters, child molesters in.. That's what Obama wants.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ms82

      Hey Sunshinegal...your arguments would be alot more compelling if you actually spell checked before you posted....

      May 28, 2010 at 12:57 am | Report abuse |
  86. OldGal in Tucson

    It's great to see that our new law in Arizona has such a fabulous "byproduct".....these folks won't come to Arizona! Made my day!! 🙂

    May 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  87. JayLBca

    so say you go to ANY where in the world... what do you take with you??? your Passport!! every country in the worlkd requires "visitors" to their country to provide on demand proper Identification! why is the U.S, so backward in this regard? Even Americans traveling to Mexico are required to khave the proper Identification... a Passport and other proof of I.D.!!! So what is all the fuss?? I support Arizona and hope other Border States follow suit!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Marlye

    Oh no! NOT Tenacious D!! No talent spit that they are, along with the rest of those losers. What will I do?

    May 27, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Nan

    I'm not from Arizona, but I support the law that has been passed by their governor.
    If the shoe were on the other foot and these so-called musicians had been invaded and killled by illegals, they would be raising these same issues.
    There are so many ignornant people who just do not educate themselves and want to jump on the bandwagon because they don't support a particular political party or they have no better causes to support.
    Well, wake up and smell, the coffee, because a lot of the leaders in office today will be voted out in 2010 and 2012 because of their poor leadership and the increasing deficits that are taking this country in the wrong direction.
    Doesn't concern me one bit about these particular folks that are boycotting Arizona; have never bought any of their music and will make sure I don't in the future.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Dave B

    Apparently the ability to play a guitar and/or sing makes people think their opinions are special. The opinions of a musician/singer have no extra value in my decision process. If you ask me, I think their opposition stems from the possibility of having to pay minimum wage to the people who clean and care for their multi-million dollar estates. I wish we could a get a law like this in CT, but we have too many Democrats.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunshinegal

      I can't stand this band and would never buy their music if that's what you call it. People like them deserve to be kicked out. There is nothing wrong with the Arizona law and for Obama to suggest amnesty or pathway to citizenship shows he is a coward. He should be telling Calderon and any government we want to do trade but our laws must be followed and that means we will enforce our immigration law and deport illegals in this country. But he won't because he is a coward along with his Democratic party.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  91. Kim

    I'm sorry, but if they're too stupid to know the difference between what Rosa Parks took a stand for and what's going on in Arizona, they're too stupid for me to care what they have to say. Go ahead and boycott AZ. I'm sure the citizens there really give a crap about their music anyway.

    May 27, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  92. jeff

    I live in AZ. If you aren't a usa citizen, Get The Feck Out !!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • aubrey

      you're the invader, u get the fekk out!! Go back to England u racist redcoat

      May 28, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  93. Jessica


    May 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • RT in KC

      Being brown and illegally residing in the US is illegal in all of the US. How about a compromise. All of the brown legal citizens stop assisting and protecting the illegal brown criminals and no need to have to pass laws that might impede on your rights. Same goes for the white employers that take advantage of the cheap/wage killing labor. Show that both groups are law abiding citizens of this country and end the debate.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  94. azgirl50

    I've hard of Michael Moore, Kanye West and Rage but none of the other bands. Wouldn't buy their crap anyways so no matter!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  95. bg

    OH NO!! Rage Against the Machine isn't going to Arizona. What will happen to the world's economic infrastructure and humanity itself.... oh wait... it's Rage Against the Machine – I didn't know they were still around...

    May 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Frank

    So let me get this straight. They are protesting a state law that basically enforces the federal law that the federal government is guilty of not enforcing. Sounds like the feds are breaking the law too.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  97. DaMama

    Typical leftist liberal response. Run on emotions, have a knee-jerk reaction before researching the facts. The Arizona law is NOT racial profiling. It is enforcing laws already on the books. Illegal means against the law – DUH. Most Hollywood and celebrity air heads don't have a brain in their poor little heads. I wouldn't follow any celebrity in their boycotts or support their ignorant liberal agendas.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  98. bigs

    Any musicians coming out to support 1070B? Now that is a CD id like to buy!

    May 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Vyse

    Come on people illegal still means illegal right??? AZ is just doing what everyone else has been saying for years. "Why doesn't anyone do anything about Illegal immigrants?" Well there you have it someone finally does something and now everyone wants to say "Well, illegals have rights too!" Well sure they do, they have the right to fill out the paper work so the can come to this country the LEGAL way. Just like my friend did. Months of paperwork and court approvals and waiting some time and well guess what she is now legal.
    What happens if someone steals from you??? STEALING is ILLEGAL RIGHT???? Illegal Immigrants steal your taxs money every hour of everyday. But thats alright. Right everyone.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Gerry M.

    I can't believe that there are Americans with such heavy racial opinions, "lets get rid of all the mexicans", obviously people still carry the racist foundation that allowed for slavery to exist. I get that this is a debate about illegal immigration, but why are Mexicans being attacked for defending themselves against racism? If Mexicans were more white in appearance, and more in tune with White culture, this wouldn't be happening.

    May 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      No Gerry, I don't think ALL of the people here are racists or picking on Mexicans....I think SOME of them are just citing the fact that Arizona borders Mexico, so we aren't getting a lot of Canadians, or Irish, German, French, or English etc. illegal immigrants. We have our fair share of Mexicans, people from Central America, and some countries on Africa. If we bordered on another country where there were tons of white people streaming across the border daily illegally, I do believe we would be just as upset (well, I would) due to the fact that there are some ecomonic factors to consider plus the fact they would be breaking the law by sneaking in the country. I don't think that Mexicans in general take jobs away from citizens that citizens would not do...that's really putting down the Mexicans. I think the economic strain from social services, and educational opportunities afforded to them is putting our economy further into the hole. Plus many, and a good percentage thereof, send 50 to 80 percent of their wages back to Mexico in remittances, which helps Mexico's economy, not ours. I agree there needs to be even more done, like guest worker programs, etc. and more security at our borders, however, until we can come up with something plausible then keeping the bad out that follow the good coming in (because it's soooo easy) and being able to catch and deport them seems like a step in the right direction.

      June 1, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. shebasam

    These "musicians' if you can call them that. Who cares if they boycott. They had better make the money while they can, because "fame" is fleeting, and honestly I have no idea who they are. Go Arizona!!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Stobal

    First of all I did read the complete law the evening that it was passed, and I also live in the Mexican border region.

    The opposition to this law is not about the illegals, it's about protecting the rights of our LEGAL citizens of color who will face increased harrassment, intimidation and persecution because of their race. I know most of you don't care about that, but they do have rights also. There are much more effective ways to address the illegal immigration problems. This law was only designed to hijack the immigration policy debate and divide the minority races during an election year. Although it has clearly served the purpose of it's design, it does nothing meaningful to solve the root causes of the problems.

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." – Benjamin Franklin

    May 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pauli

      What are the other options? I keep seeing people bashing this law – and I agree it does have flaws and sets up the possibility for even greater wrongs. But, if we can agree that there is an immigration problem, that there HAS been an immigration problem – then why isn't anyone offering up viable alternatives? It's easy to complain, a lot harder to solve....

      May 27, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Jessica

    Nazi-Zona won't survive the boycott....because being "brown" should not be a crime anywhere on this Planet..shame on you Nazi-Zonians..!!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Just when I was about to close my browser I had to go and read this ignorant individuals post. Brown? Really? I bet if we all had DNA tests done, 85% of us would have some "brown" in us! This has nothing to do with race people! It just so happens that they are the majority of illegals! Go to Arizona and ask the LEGAL immigrants how they feel about these "brown" people. Sad. Very, very sad.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunshinegal

      No one is against brown people except the brown people themselves. We have respect for everyone, but not illegals. So wake up, You're an idiot to say otherwise.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Aatami

      Jessica, please, comments like this do nothing positive for the cause. If you can't make a cogent argument based on fact, then really, leave it to others who can. Comments like this only serve the other side in that it's emotionally charged and reactionary and not based on anything relevant.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      So what you are saying is any Nation that "racially profiles" or finds people who are there in their country legally based upon the color of their skin are Nazis? Well, say hello to Mexico, whose police ask white, and black people where they are from when they are in Mexico visiting as they ENFORCE their immigration laws. They also stop "brown" people due to the influx from other "brown" people from their southern border. So in essence all the people who oppose this law as it racially profiles people of a different color than white or black, do so but don't have a problem with the same country where many (but not all) of the illegals are coming from....good old Mexico!

      June 1, 2010 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  104. TexasAz

    I do not post very often, but reading all of the threads on this site, prompts me to put in my 2 cents. I grew up in Texas, lived for a decade in Germany, and a year in Korea, not in the military, but as a civilian. Every country I was in, had similar laws to Mexico's laws. The bottom line is FIX the problem, there is no mass exodus out of Canada down to the U.S., although some illegals do make it down through that route. If they fix the economic problems of Mexico, they would not be coming here to find a better life. Here is a thought to all of you artist and stars, and trust me when I say that I use those terms loosely, go down to Mexico, start performing and doing tours throughout Mexico, do Mexican movies, etc. build up there economy then the exodus out to the U.S. will stop. Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it, ask The Dixie Chicks, and other Stars, who have tried to impose their political ideals on the public. You are entertainers, not politicians ..... entertain. Don't lecture, especially on stuff you clearly know nothing about.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • sunshinegal

      All I can say is those people who feel illegals are fine and should be allowed here, need to be removed themseklves.. How they can think this bill is racial profiling or a bad bill, then read the Federal Immigration law passed which is more strict than Arizona.
      This Government along with these so called do gooders are a disgrace to the United States.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  105. Terry

    Take away free schooling, free healthcare, free citizenship for their children who are illegally born in the US, and greedy employers who hire illegals rather than legal Americans, and these intruders will go home. If a person invades your home and you feel threatened, you can shoot that intruder.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Common Sense

    For all the folks who are saying that RATM is an "idiot band" and asking "how can you ever call these guys artist?" Well, news for you. RATM was easily one of the most important bands in the rap-rock genre during its initial run (the band split in 2000 and reunited for touring in 2007, but they have yet to record any new material since their reunion). Tom Morello is easily one of the most skilled, innovative, and influential guitarists of the last twenty years. Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk are easily one of the tightest rhythm sections in rock. Though Zack De La Rocha's unusual rapping style (not sure why the article calls him a singer) is generally hit-or-miss for a lot of people, there's no denying that his vocal stlye works well with the musical dynamic of the band. Their musical style may not be your favorite, but don't throw out RATM with bands like Limp Bizkit just because they've had the same label.

    Zack's lyrics are a lot like his vocal style, hit-or-miss. Some folks like his lyrics because of political alignment. Some folks absolutely detest him for the same reason. Personally, I think he can be lyrically clever in some songs and obnoxiously ham-handed in others. To each man his own.

    As far as the law, I feel like the majority of the critics here aren't exactly seeing eye-to-eye with the artists who are boycotting Arizona. Yes, the law was essentially already on the books. Yes, illegal immigrants are a serious problem, especially in states like Arizona. This law doesn't encourage racism, per se, and it's not going to inspire any more racism that that which is simply part of the mindset that certain members of the Arizona police force already hold. What it is likely do do, however, is to motivate racist action from the law enforcement officials who are already racist. If a caucasian doesn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign, sure, he's a criminal, but the only thing you can charge him with is failing to come to a complete stop. If a hispanic doesn't come to a complete stop at the same sign two minutes later, then pulling him over isn't just an opportunity to administer justice over an incredibly minor infraction of traffic law; rather, it also presents a chance to potentially deport someone that might be an illegal immigrant. Most of the officials in Arizona will not enforce the law in this manner, and to say so is an unfair generalization that I don't think anyone here is really trying to make. Ultimately, since it was apparently "already on the books", this legislation will serve more as a reminder than anything: it will remind dutiful officers of their obligations according to the law and what racist officers do exist that every hispanic that passes by is a potential illegal immigrant that they could help deport.

    The biggest issue that exists within the law is its astounding ambiguity. For example, Section E as found on the first page of the legislation (as it is posted on the official website for the Arizona State Legislature) states: "A law enforcement officer, without a warrant, may arrest a person if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the United States." True, illegal immigration isn't the only law that may warrant removal from the United States, so the law technically does not promote racism. It shouldn't be a far stretch, however, for any of us to see how easily a law enforcement official with racist tendencies to arrest a person of hispanic heritage simply on the "probably cause" that they have committed a public offense that would warrant removal from the United States, such as immigrating illegally.

    And as a note somewhat unrelated to the previous paragraphs, typing in all caps does not make anyone's opinion more legitimate or reasonable. If the point is to make the comment more noticeable, then the commenter has certainly achieved their goal: I will make special note NOT to read their comment, and I feel that many members of this forum will react similarly.

    A sincere thank you to all for reading through this rather lengthy comment. I welcome all opinions, whether in agreement or disagreement, regarding the assertions I have made here.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Common Sense said, "If a hispanic doesn't come to a complete stop at the same sign two minutes later, then pulling him over isn't just an opportunity to administer justice over an incredibly minor infraction of traffic law; rather, it also presents a chance to potentially deport someone that might be an illegal immigrant."
      That my friend is a legitimate traffic stop that does give the right to ask about citizenship. If you're LEGAL, who cares, If you're ILLEGAL, you better not violate any traffic laws of any kind or you will be questioned and found to be illegal. Racial profiling? Of course! Most of them are Hispanic, hence our dual language traffic sings and menus, and the list goes on and on! I would imagine that most legal immigrants are proud to show their citizenship as they probably worked very hard to obtain it.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  107. foil

    Not an ounce of talent on that list of "artists". Hey, will all of you (artists) boycott Nevada, too? PLEASE??? We don't have an SB-1070 yet, but HOPEFULLY....

    May 27, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Tom

    Deported in the morning, back in the states by dinner=Reality

    May 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Mark

    So a couple of one hit wonders and has been actors get together to get some free publicity... Nothing new about that. They wasted their 15 minutes of fame and are trying to steal another 5 minutes.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  110. catsrule

    the musicians who want to boycott AZ can't even fill a small bar room. Who are 98 percent of them? I guess they don't get it where your tax dollars protect people who break the law come to this country and steal benefits that are meant for real Americans. If they want to come here go through the proper way and wait your turn. I hope the AZ law comes to my state Massachusetts a state where all of the Illegals come and steal tax dollars because MA's laws try to protect Illegals. These music artist don't put food on my table. They don't entertain much either because no one knows them and no one cares about them. If big artist join in then what are they going to do next say they can't sell their music in AZ either? its like they love cutting the hand that feeds them. In this way no one really cares about these artist.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  111. chris

    No rich white rockstar will ever get any where with me comparing himself to Rosa Parks

    May 27, 2010 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  112. MIchelle


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  113. Tom

    If the illegals were taking all of the movie and rock stars jobs from them I think they would have a different point of view. Or if the illegals were uploading pirated music and movies. That would shut our borders down real quick, just a hunch. Lucky for them the illegals are only affecting us "common folk" who can't afford to buy their music anyway. Or spend $100 to take our family of four to see one movie for that matter. Like Megan Fox said, they should just drop the bomb on everyone that isn't on the east or west coast, right? She is so brilliant as are all of these "stars". How pathetic.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • lionhart

      Illegals are not taking jobs from Americans. Employers are hiring illegals. Illegals can't hire themselves.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      are you that stupid lionhart that you don't understand that they are cutting the legs out from under the american worker. What if I followed you on every job interview and told the employer after you left that I would do the same job, just as hard for less money than you required... How would that be fair. I am not a racist and I am not in full agreement with AZ but I see where this is coming from

      May 27, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      lionhart, employers are hiring them because they have to do everything they can just to stay afloat! In case you haven't noticed our president isn't too fond of people with money and is doing everything he can to "spread that wealth". You are right, illegals don't hire themselves but I've never been employed full time by a poor person either.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • lionhart

      No I am not stupid. It is pretty simple. You want the illegals to stop coming then don't hire them. They won't come if they can't get a job. So many people put all of the blame on the illegals when hiring them is just as wrong and is part of the problem.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sunshinegal

        Well lionhart, you just got your answer, why else do you think Arizona has passed this law. Wake up

        May 28, 2010 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  114. lionhart

    I just don't think any of you get it. They are boycotting this law because it will cause more racial profiling. I read a story about an American Citizen from Puerto Rico who was in Illinois. He was arrested and held for four days even tho he had several forms of ID. The agents assumed his IDs were fake. These were federal agents. It is already happening before the law started. The lawsuits are going to start gushing like the oil in the Gulf.

    May 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      He was released after the papers were legitimized tho right? What if they had been fake?

      May 27, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • lionhart

      Tom – would you like to spend 4 days in jail because of your race and you have an accent?

      May 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      If I were in that position would I like it? Hell no. But by coming to this country knowing the issues that we face with this crisis, would I have something telling me in the back of my head that this could very well happen to me? Yes. That is if I had common sense. And it would also be nice to know what forms of ID he had exactly because there are tons of illegals that buy s.s. cards, drivers license, state ID, etc. Not that hard. What was the story he gave them? Did he have verified residence? Job? Tax history? I would expect to have everything about my life scrutinized! We have a CRISIS that is threatening our sovereign nation! How could I not expect it?

      May 27, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shaner

      Guess what? If you're stopped for possibly breaking a law, and you're white, and you're a citizen, and you have ID that officials think is fake, they will detain you.

      But that doesn't fit into your agenda, now does it??

      May 28, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Oh no, we do understand it. However, you are citing the Federal Law which is much harsher than our little law in Arizona. If you are stopped at the checkpoints between here and San Diego, Homeland Security and Border Patrol are much harsher with their questions and searches than our law here will even be allowed to do. Plus since it's making this a misdemeanor, they are talking about fines here and MAYBE then deportation. And that's if ICE is not busy, or NOT doing their job. They are not talking about deporting them IMMEDIATELY. And unlike the Federal Law, the Arizona law took great steps to try to prevent profiling. EVERY LAW could be used against a group of people however, we have MORE LAWS than they can use to punish those that abuse the law.

      June 1, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Prantin

    The punitive and egregious Arizona immigration law is one that indeed can target all Hispanics since who can know which one is there legally or illegally. That is why the whole country is up in arms about this bad law notwithstanding the fact that Arizona is trying to usurp the Federal government's role in this, mainly the INS'.

    Arizona has also set a dangerous precedent for other states to simply ignore Federal law and have their own local law enforcement people play a Fed role in their state which is why other crime will not be taken care of now. But the lawsuits that are now to follow this law will be costing that miserable state plenty of money! Of that, we can be sure of! But they brought it all on themselves by enacting this profiling law and of course it will profile citizens who look Hispanic. Do you think for a moment local police will be able to immediately tell the difference of who is there legally and who is not? Of course not. So, it only follows good logic that they will be stopping everyone (on any simple thing) and profiling them as they did in Nazi Germany in the not-too-distant past asking people for their papers and not allowing them to roam Free as they wished.

    It is very good that many other states are now planning on boycotting Arizona and so are the Stars who will not do business with that state anymore until they rescind that law. We just have to ask ourselves, why should the municipal employees and others have to carry their citizenship papers while they are in Arizona when they don't have to in any other state? Why expose them to that kind of rubbish, hassle, and mistreatment! Enough said. Get rid of that bad law by overturning it in the higher courts!

    May 27, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      How hard is it to understand really? This political correctness has to STOP! Immigrants MUST carry paperwork with them at all times, why so hard to follow? There is profiling going on everywhere, all the time, of all kinds! Not too long ago people were made to show papers proving they were residents of certain districts just to be allow to town hall meetings! Most illegals are Latino (stupid Nixon term) so if you are Latino and you live in areas of high illegal numbers, guess what? You're probably going to be asked for proof of citizenship. Maybe even more than once or twice. Get over it. You can't just come here, take jobs you have no right to, share a house with 15 people, send all of the money you make back to wherever you came from to build your life there when your done sucking America dry! Period. No matter if you're Mexican, Russian, German, Chinese, etc. I know not all of them do this but most do! Some will cross the border everyday to put their kids in our schools and then take them back at the end of the day! That may be more rare but that forces two separate classes for each subject, come on get real people.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stobal

      Tom, they will never get over it.

      The next time we have another problem such as this, lets use your civil rights as a door mat.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  116. Pauli

    Maybe I'm wrong – but isn't most of the fuss about the possibility of the police detaining naturalized Americans rather than illegals? I guess there is a perception that authorities will concoct reasons to confront people of obvious Hispanic origin and ask for ID – thus the implication of "racial profiling." I think the people that are against this law are voicing their concerns about a greater wrong being committed to solve an existing wrong. I agree that the possibility is there and that AZ authorities need to walk a very fine visible line to prevent the perception. I also agree that we aren't doing enough to strengthen our borders and prevent the influx of illegals, that crime in the border states is on a dramatic rise and that this country is having a hard enough time to provide goods and services to authentic citizens. A law can always be repealed if it is found that it isn't solving the problem it was intended for. All the people that are voicing opinions against this law aren't saying much about what else should be done – so for lack of a better solution I think it is worth giving the AZ law a shot.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Fable

    It seems what most people from AZ and other supporters of the law fail to realize is WHY people are protesting it. People are not protesting what the law requires in regards to illegal immigrants. The problem with the law is that it is so open as to allow the harassment, detainment and unlawful state involvement against LEGAL citizens and LEGAL aliens. THAT is why people are protesting this law, NOT because they worry and care about people who are here illegally.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  118. BummedInAZ!

    I am really bummed out reading this. I have lived in Arizona for 11 years, and truely consider it a great state. What I hate is the way that we are being presented. We look like idiots, I am not sure how much this law is going to change the imigration issue, but it will make a lot of people feel uneasy, it already has. It already is putting AZ in a bad light, no matter what your stance on the issue. But what I see on here (comments on this article) is name calling, racist terms being thrown around, and people being told to not express their OPINIONS. I am not for this law, personally, I just don't see it being productive. What it seems to be doing is dividing us, as Arizionians, as Americans, as people...This issue, is not going be solved, web sites, message boards, by boycotts, or with picket signs. But the damage seems to be taking effect....

    May 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Tom

    Again and Again. They are here illegal. Tell Mexico to make their country a worth while place to live. If you are here legally nothing to worry about.

    These bands are just a bunch of loud mouth jerks with no understanding of the situation and the law.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
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  121. LA

    The reality is, you can downplay these musicians getting involved all you want. Zack De la Rocha and Kanye among others have a great influence on the youth of America. The followers of these individuals are in the hundreds of thousands, and will grow with the right mind frame. Taking a lyric from Zack "who controls the present now, controls the future...". The people they are influencing are the now, the future. You stand no chance. Keep it up Arizona. This will prove to be an Epic Fail in time.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  122. amk

    I proudly live in AZ. I am proud to say we are FINALLY getting tougher on immigration laws. IF you understood the law, you'd know it is already a Federal Law that will not be enforced. If you are Hispanic and not legal, you should NOT have any rights to be in our country. All of you fruitcakes, quacks (specially CA) stay home, stay where you are. AZ doesn't need/want you!

    May 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Renee White

    They are BREAKING THE LAW, and have no right to be here so way to go AZ, put them back where they belong if they can do it legally, then get out of my country.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  124. Sheppy

    Obviously rock stars are not exempt to the terrible reading deficiency which has stricken all of Washinton DC and various city councils across our great nation. Hopefully scientists will come up for a cure for this disorder which has stricken all our leaders, causing them all to act with the combined intelligence of a hillbilly on crack.

    I really wish people would read the law before speaking/acting. I am an average nobody and I have read the damn thing. Why is it all these selfrightious morons in positions of power and influence feel the need to speak up and protest when they have no idea what it is they are truly protesting against. Arizona has every right to protect itself against a growing criminal element. I aplaud them for doing what the FEDS should have been doing (by law) the entire time.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  125. BigAZSteele

    The state of Arizona will slide into bankruptcy due to pure ignorance, and it’s well deserved

    May 27, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • amk

      BigAZSteele. get a clue, get educated. You are obviously clueless. Stay out of AZ. Don't need your liberal (or is it naive & stupid), mind in AZ!

      May 27, 2010 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  126. vince

    This may not be PC. How do you keep illegal people out of the US and what do you do with the current illegal population if you can't legally ask people what their citizenship status is? The majority of illegal people in the US - we all know this - are Latino (from Mexico and parts south), so obviously many are goign to "look" latino. Let's be honest for minute... you aren't going to find too many Northern European, Asians, Pac Islanders, or African Americans in AZ illegally - though I'm sure there will be some. So it's likely that more Latino-looking people will be questioned. It makes statistical sense. Will this get annoying and offend Latin-americans that are native or have lived here for generations, yes. But how else are you going to discourage illegals from going around the legal system and hiking over the border? Yes, employers should also be made liable for hiring illegals - that way the job market would dry up and no jobs equals no illegal immigration. But how would you enforce and inspect that - can you imagine the bureocracy? As a citizen of this country I would not expect to go to France and find a job there without providing appropriate paperwork. Nor would I expect to be made a citizen just because I managed not to get caught for a number of years. It seems unreasonable to me that that so many would expect a free ride here in this country even after years and years of imposing immigration controls and amnesty's (remember the last amnesty for living here for 7 years??). I mean let's get real, you're either going to have legal immigration or your not. It's not fair to have people from Europe, India, China, the Americas and other places wait for years for the right to work here, but reward other groups for breaking the law and ignoring the rules. That's the bottom line.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  127. Jason from Hollywood

    Super. Just need a list of the celebrities I will no longer be supporting.

    I'm sure these celebrities read the bill and have factual disagreements based upon the writing and execution of how the bill came to be...

    May 27, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  128. Chalupa

    More BS from the privileged. Will only hurt those they think they're helping

    May 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  129. VenturaHowie

    I think the racial profiling angle on this is way over blown. If the law enforcement officers in Arizona are prone to profiling, as many think this law will create, why aren’t they already profiling? For those that are against this law, step from the shadows and really tell us why you are against Arizona SB1070. Do not use ‘profiling’ as an excuse….

    Protect the borders, implement the current laws, create a manageable ‘guest worker’ program, deport any and all illegal immigrant criminals, and move to deport many that are here illegally. And finally, change the 14th amendment where anyone born here is an automatic citizen.

    Is that really too hard to do?

    May 27, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  130. rask

    Boy, I'm sure glad that I dont' care what any of these people have to say.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  131. Kendo Music

    Idiotic musicians and artists. They dont want anything to put a stop on the flow of drugs that they consume. Drugs have altered their sense of common sense and reason.

    May 27, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  132. MrsKrabappel

    Conservatives and liberals claw at each other with one hand and m****rbate with the other. While you're distracted the rest of us get a chance to step up and straighten things out. Love your country! Fear your government!

    May 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Face Reality

    first off "EYE8OBAMA" you've proven your self ignorant just with that screen name. I hope you go to arizona and get pulled over and harrassed for being white, and then they can send you to russia to freeze; 'cause guess what the only "illegials" arent just mexicans and africans we have plenty of canadians, germans, russians, and other light skinned people that cross the border too. and while i'm schooling you you hate the pres? You probally cant even tell us why you hate him without spouting off something you heard on tv! He gets a lot of flack from people who are impatient, want quick fixes with little to no work. it took clinton 4 years to fix the mess of bush sr and it's probally going to tahe pres. Obama that long to fix the mess bush jr created and after that. now back to the subject at hand the AZ gov needs to quit her mess and leave them alone because we all know that no american born and raised here is going to willingly go and pick bell peppers, avacados, onions and clean hotel rooms it's hard to take a job from someone when they arent even willing to do the job. lets see you go out there in the summer and pick cotton that was left behind after the tractor came by.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Simon in Arizona

    so if I sneek into the concert and break the law by not buying a ticket – steal food and drink and maybe a concert shirt it will all be ok right? I mean, we are just asking people who want to live here to do it legally right? So I encourage all to bypass the ticket booth, take free drinks, have a free shirt, even sneak back stage to meet these bands. Why not even demand to work as part of the crew and get paid. After all they are supporting people doing that to the US so it is ok to do that to them right?

    May 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  135. Dearme

    The artists and others listed here are so boring. I don't think I have anything in my record collection by them. I support this law – if it maintains law and order.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Teacher

    What do you think of these immigation laws?

    1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.
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    2. All ballots will be in this nation's language..
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    3.. All government business will be conducted in our language.
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    4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long they are here.
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    5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office
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    6 Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other government assistance programs. Any burden will be deported.
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    7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.
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    8. If foreigners come here and buy land... options will be restricted. Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for citizens naturally born into this country.
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    9. Foreigners may have no protests; no demonstrations, no waving of a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.
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    10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted and when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged. All assets will be taken from you.
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    Do you think this is too strict ?

    THESE ARE THE CURRENT IMMIGRATION LAWS OF MEXICO!!!! Perhaps the US should follow their lead.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  137. Snake

    These people complaining about the Arizona law are complete idiots. The Arizona law specifically states they can only check immigration status if there is a suspected previous law that has been broken. It is only after the suspect has broken a law can they check.
    Under the current Federal statute, immigration officials can check anyone anytime for the proper papers. The Federal Law is much worse then the Arizona Law. What a bunch of complaining clowns

    May 27, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  138. chuck

    And we care about any of these folks? They should be protesting the federal government isn't doing it's job.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  139. TOMCA949

    Keep listing all of the bands involved, so I know who's albums not to buy! Thanks CNN!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  140. American Al

    It escapes whom is the more ignorant...a has-been rocker trying to become the second coming of Bono or Neil Young or Kate who is clearly clueless. If either or both of you could take the time to remove your heads from your asses and actually READ the Arizona law you would find it has a basis in fact called FEDERAL LAW! If you do not reside there you are clueless as to the magnitude of the problem and if you do reside there and are coming out against their law then YOU are part of the problem. All of you bleeding hearts need to be dropped off on the Mexican side of the border minus your passports. At least we could ride ourselves of some of the crap living in this country.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  141. George

    Rosa Parks wasn't an illegal immigrant, Zackie boy. She was a citizen of the United States of America.

    A pedophile isn't anybody's hero because he tosses a few coins in the Salvation Army pot at Christmas.

    Let these poor helpless, hard working, law breaking, illegal aliens go home. They are hurting America by sending all their money back home to mami and papi and their fourteen brothers and sisters.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • CharlesD

      Wow. And supporters of this law are surprised that people think its racist?

      May 27, 2010 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Navigator

    I want more stories like this one! So I can know which celebrities to boycott.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  143. gofer

    99% of the comments here are in support of the AZ law. That follows along with the 65-80% of poll results. It's not hard for a law-abiding person to understand. Apparently the open-borders people think the "collateral" damage done by drug runners, kidnappers, murderers, rapists, etc. is necessary to have the "hard-working" landscapers that are so desperately needed in this country. Illegal aliens have killed many more people than both Mid-East wars put together over the entire period. The vehicle deaths alone surpass that number. Liberals "compassion" is getting people killed by the thousands. People are fed-up and enough-is-enough time has finally arrived.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  144. YetToHearAnySmartCommentFromOpponentsOfLaw

    Zach de la Who? de la Loser?? Why don't all the states in favor of ILLEGAL immigration drive semis down to AZ, drive them up to your neighborhood, cut your water lines, invade your homes, put all their non-English speaking kids in your schools to bog down your education system, get free health care at your hospitals, and your stupid uneducated rear end can pay the taxes for it. Not one state has claimed, "Come here, ILLEGAL immigrants! You are welcome here!" Fricken posers.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Adrienne

    Why are they punishing Arizonans for this bill? They didn't pass it, the politicians did. I'm sure not having Kanye West and Rage Against the machine concerts is REALLY going to open the politicians' eyes....false. It's just reprimanding fans unhappy who had nothing to do with this, many of whom are against the law in the first place.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  146. Stephen

    I find it interesting that in this article he compared Rosa Parks, who had a legal right to ride a bus but was denied it, to illegal immigrants who are in this country against the law, who have no right to be here but are here anyway. Rosa Parks was a taxpayer who was a legal citizen. The Mexican immigrants are here illegally, not paying taxes and occupying our country without going through a proper legal application. .It shows how wrong the thinking is in this country these days.

    Civil Rights should have stopped for minorities when they actually achieved equality with the marjority. Somehow it didn't, it just keeps going on where we can't even talk about enforcing the law by deporting illegal immigrants without offending vast legions of people who still see this as racial oppression. In reality, these are the people who are still stuck in the 1950's, not the rest of us.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  147. AZmusicfan

    So even though this law was signed into effect without the public vote, by a governor who was not elected by the states residents, all AZ music fans need to suffer? I think these artists need to look at what they are really doing, alienating fans. If the residents would have VOTED this law into effect, I think the story would be different.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  148. Kathy

    I could care less about any of these so-called "artists". Their boycotting of AZ makes it an even more desirable place to be! Look! AZ can get rid of all these undesirables in one swoop. Go Jan Brewer!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Jonathan

    Arizona is trying to make racism legal again, plain and simple. In an age when hate crimes and the like are deplored by most, the racist white mindset in Arizona wants to find a way to justify their hatred. And PS, this is a white person saying this. Arizona should be boycotted in every way possible. They choose to hate others, then let them live by the same sword. Boycott their products. Boycott their tourism. Write MLB and their advertisers and tell them you will boycott the All Star Game to be held there. Boycott service giants like Godaddy that are based there and give your business to people who don't hate. Maybe when the workers in Arizona start to loose jobs and businesses start to close, they will be better able to identify with the condition of the poor Mexican a little better and show some compassion and empathy. I'd be curious to know how many of these Arizona racists are the descendents of illegal Irish, German, Polish or other immigrants that never bothered to legalize themselves before starting the family here that led to the existence of the modern day racist. BOYCOTT ARIZONA TODAY!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • JonathonYouAreIgnorant

      You obviously boycotted intelligence a long time ago. Learn what the issues are before you talk out of your liberal anus.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZnative2

      Spoken like someone who is ignorant to what the law actually states. How about taking the time to actually read what the law actually states instead of just jumping on the bandwagon. Furthermore, assuming that all Arizonans are horrible, bad racist people because the GOVERNMENT passed a law is equally ignorant. Learn your facts Jonathan!

      May 28, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  150. makak

    Until you fix the borders and prevent people from getting here illegally, checking for and deporting illegals really won't matter. They figured out how to get here once, and they'll continue to find ways to come back.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  151. extremezone

    Zach can spew hate and lies, but the fact is, this law does not profile and subject citizens to nothing. I am not sure if he knows, but the United States Permanent Resident Card, known informally as a green card, must be in the possession of a U.S. permanent resident at all times anyways. This means that the permanent resident must have a currently valid card on the person at all times and be able to show it to an officer, if requested. Though aliens with permanent resident status are required to carry these identification cards, American citizens are not required to carry any citizenship identification. U.S. citizens are, however, required to carry driver’s license identification when driving a motor vehicle. Further, U.S. citizens are required to carry identification when applying for a job, cashing a check, using a credit card, applying to college, and so on. By the way, the bill is nearly identical to Federal immigration laws already on the books. So if you think Arizona law discriminates, then you should take a look at Federal immigration laws. Arizona did not just invent something new here.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  152. stormy miller

    this law does more than target illegal aliens. real live u.s. citizens will be stopped and harrassed, just for having brown or black skin or if you just have a good tan. i see all sorts of abuse that this law gives the green light for. this law is full of predjudice. how would you feel if they passed a law giving the ok to stop all people with white skin to check their identification. i see no way this law will work. it is only going to cause a whole bunch of problems. what will happen next? maybe people of color will be required to wear some sort of patch on their cloths like the nazi's did to the jews. i applaude all artists who boycott arizona and all states that cancel contracts with arizona. i myself will never visit arizona to spend my money. i hope the state is financialy devestated. maybe they will do away with this law that is full of predjudice and that takes racial profiling to a whole new low.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heidi

      You do relaize that if AZ were totally financially devestated, the nation would end up supporting the state to a certain degree? You will bear the cost of the state failing. What else would happen? The US give AZ back to MX....then what, give CA & TX back too?

      The US needs to enforce the federal laws that this AZ law reiterates. AZ is trying to protect its citizens and in the long term, the citizens of the US.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • extremezone

      This law is in no way prejudice. That is an utter false statement. Here is an example on how to read the new law (SB 1070): I am driving in my car and was speeding. The officer pulls me over and asks for my Arizona driver’s license. I am an illegal from Australia and I do not have a driver’s license. The officer asks me if I have any U.S. driver’s license. I tell him I do not have one. At that point, the new law gives the officer justification to ask me if I am a U.S. citizen and why am I driving without a driver's license. I do not have an answer. At that point the officer asks me to get out of the vehicle and calls ICE. The officer is allowed to ask me for my U.S. Social security number, but again, I do not have one. The officer asks me if I left my ID at home. I tell him nothing because I do not have one at home either. The officer tells ICE that a subject has been detained that does not have U.S. identification, nor a social security number, nor a green card. Through the 24 hour immigration hotline, the officer receives back information that there is no record of my existence. I would then be apprehended and transported to the local jail facility and turned over to ICE for further

      How is that profiling or Discriminatory? It is not. However, before the law (SB 1070), Phoenix Police officers at no time were ever allowed to ask for a social security number, nor were they allowed to ask about immigration status. They also were never allowed to contact the immigration hotline either, unless the offender was committing a felony. Most often with speeders, they were given a speeding citation and were released. But why were they given a citation if there is no record of them on the MVD/DMV system? In fact, why would illegal immigrants then pay the fine anyways? After all, how would the officer even know if the address, or name of the person, was true? As an illegal Australian, in my hypothetical, I could just tell the officer my name is John Doe, and so the officer writes the ticket with the name John Doe. Does Mayor Gordon’s policy make any sense? Of course not!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Scott

    Oh gee, Tenacious D and fatty Jack Black are going to boycott AZ along with retard Kanye West and Rage Against the Machine. I am so heartbroken, what will AZ do without these concerts? If anything, I can't wait to visit AZ and shake Governor Brewer's hand.... I agree, VIVA AZ!!!!It's about time someone has the balls to do something about illegal immigration.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Angie Rodriguez

    Hear, hear! I'm very proud of anyone taking a stand against the government of AZ and against this bill which simply promotes racial profiling of those who look exactly like me. I am the first to say that immigration reform is badly needed in this country, but making people of Hispanic origins feel scared and not welcomed in this great melting pot of a country is not the way to go about it. The federal government needs to step up and start constructing comprehensive reform because its clear that the states are incapable of doing that themselves without reverting to racism and prejudice.

    May 27, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heidi


      This is not a law to look at the color of skin or listen to people speak to arrest them. AZ for years had immigrants from Somalia, Vietnam, Korea, Iran, Iraq, some legally, some not. However, they choose to become part of the US community. They, like me and you, would be subject to the law also. You need to have identification. (PERIOD).

      May 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • grant1

      Angie, I'm sending my money and vacationing in Arizona. I think it's great how this brave state is standing up for it's principles. Obviously laws mean nothing to you so your shallow opinion comes without any merit to law abiding citizens. Much like the idiot running this country.

      May 28, 2010 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Tell me Angie...if I were visiting Mexico, and a policeman pulled me over because I was doing something I wasn't supposed to (speeding, loitering, etc) and asked me for my ID, and I wasn't able to produce it because I had overstayed my visa, would you cry for me then, and protest for me that it was "racial profiling" and "discrimination"? I would be detained (read Mexico's immigration laws). By your reasoning, I would be stopped only because I was "white", correct? So would you take my side then, or would you just think Mexico was enforcing it's immigration laws, as all Nations should be allowed to do?

      June 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Alex Winter

    Rage Against the Machine? They still play shows?

    May 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  156. irwin

    It doesn't just enforce federal law, like some have said! How else can you suspect someone's illegal, except by their look or language, unless you see them run across the border. It's a crime against everything decent in this country by criminalizing people looking for a better way of life, especially after this country has helped devastate the Mexican economy by dumping corn and other commodities there since thatwonerful NAFTA was passed.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  157. Terri from CA

    What part of "illegal alien" do some of you guys not understand? This law is not aimed at people who come to this country legally, it is aimed at those who come illegally, use our resources, don't bother to learn our language, take advantage of free health care, low cost housing, no taxes, and so on. Good going Arizona!!!! A whole lot of us in California fed up with seeing so many high costs in providing for illegals while the rest of us are struggling are wanting California to adopt the same laws. If you live here, do it right, learn the language, pay your taxes. We should not provide free education for illegal's kids, free health care, free or low cost housing, certainly no drivers licenses and absolutely no social security. Are you guys crazy who are opposed to Arizona, a least they are doing something for their tax paying and law abiding citizens. Good going Arizona.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heidi


      I'm not going to be boycotting CA for my vacation because some people there think it's a wise move. I will be spending money soon there!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Mark

    I will also boycott AZ and buy albums and songs from these artists on itunes. It's so great for artists to stand up against racism and bigotry. This is how change will come about! This mean-spirited law will cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars – good work AZ!!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • TOMCA949

      Mark, you are so dumb. It is very obvious that you have not. Read before you speak.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Las Vegas

    Las Vegas would just like to point out that we welcome all colors, languages, and nationalities, and make no judgements. Unlike our Arizona bretheren we value our tourism revenue.

    So spend your vacation dollars with us instead, and be treated like a genuine human being, instead of a barely tolerated foreign looking second class nobody!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Heidi

    Someone many posts up made a comment about most of our ancestors being immigrants. Its true, most of them were at one time. The difference between them and what is happening now is that those who came before, chose to make themselves legal. They learned US laws, US customs, paid US taxes, and learned English. I'm a first generation American. My grandparents are from Russia. They did not speak English, but they learned, they worked, they pd taxes, owned a home, and vowed to support and protect America. They were Americans.

    The immigrants today do not do this. The expect me to understand them in Spanish. I'm required to provide social services to them in Spanish, they work under the radar sending money "home" to Mexico. They boycott laws made in a country they have no right to boycott. I've lived 60 miles from the border for over 30 years, I've seen my "home" change in that time. Over the last 10 yrs or so, things have gone from bad to retched. We need the entire country to take a stand.

    And to say this effects only AZ is false. CA, FL, NY, TX are all states that deal with a larger percentage of immigrants from all over the world more so than any other state. It is not "Mexicans" that are being attacked. It's ILLEGAL immigrants, from all over the world.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri from San Diego

      Thank you Heidi: Finally a comment that is intelligent and has some working knowledge or what the illegal alien problem is doing to our border states. What part of "illegal" do these so called boycotters not understand? Duhhhhh! I for one, hope Arizona people come to San Diego to spend their vacations, because of loss of revenue from illegals, we need your support. I just wish California was strong enough to take a stand against something really harming the tax payers, english speaking, responsible citizens of California. Good going Arizona.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teacher

      Well said, Heidi. You make KEY FUNDAMENTAL points that most people are missing in this debate. In particular, this is a discussion about ILLEGALS who drain our system in AZ, FL, CA and NY. To say that this is about Mexicans is naive.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catalina

      Excellent point, Heidi, about our immigrant ancestors. They didn't expect to be given anything other than the chance to earn it for themselves.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pauli

      Maybe I'm wrong – but isn't most of the fuss about the possibility of the police detaining naturalized Americans rather than illegals? I guess there is a perception that authorities will concoct reasons to confront people of obvious Hispanic origin and ask for ID – thus the implication of "racial profiling." I think the people that are against this law are voicing their concerns about a greater wrong being committed to solve an existing wrong. I agree that the possibility is there and that AZ authorities need to walk a very fine visible line to prevent the perception. I also agree that we aren't doing enough to strengthen our borders and prevent the influx of illegals, that crime in the border states is on a dramatic rise and that this country is having a hard enough time to provide goods and services to authentic citizens. A law can always be repealed if it is found that it isn't solving the problem it was intended for. All the people that are voicing opinions against this law aren't saying much about what else should be done – so for lack of a better solution I think it is worth giving the AZ law a shot.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Rick

    You tell them Krush, I fully support this law and Arizona, and I’m all for getting the Illegal’s out of the country and to stop all the free loading that goes on. I’m also sick of how the Mexicans are catered to in this county with their own phone options and I’m sick of me being an English speaking American having to push button 1 to hear ENGLISH!!! That is absurd. This is America; we speak English here, learn, or get out. Do not try and bend our laws to fit your way of life.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  162. boxerthehorse

    I agree let them all stay. Hell we welcomed the whites 350 yrs ago and look what we got in return. Some really nice land in Oklahoma! On the other hand, you gotta love white people It don't take much to make them feel guilty. They will just tear each other apart trying to prove each others points. You gotta love hypocrisy.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      Couldn't agree with you more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      My great grandmother's father walked The Trail of need to let it go Dude. My entire family that's made up of a lot of different people always told us all that WE made the difference, not to just sit back and blame everything on everyone else. You make your own way.

      June 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Alvie

    As someone who lives in AZ and doesn't listen to any of these bands, I could care less if they boycott my state.
    They are not punishing the government, all they are doing is losing money and punishing their so called 'fans'.
    I don't care if you're a gun-loving republican or a fear-mongering liberal, if you don't want to visit AZ, don't come.
    We'll be just fine without you.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Terri from San Diego

      Hi Alvie: Good for Arizona and I certainly plan to visit your state, I do very often and I hope you will know that there are many, many California citizens who are behind you. Our state is just to chicken to take on anything controversial, they just keep letting all of us citizens who are here "legally" pay the bills for the free loaders coming here "illegally". Stupied people such as these so called "artists" boycotting Arizona may well find themselves boycotted by those of us who are sick of supporting people who take all our resources, don't pay taxes and don't respect us enought to learn our language, English. Come to San Diego and we will come there.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  164. BC

    Also not performing in AZ – all other artists on the B, C and D list – what will AZ do without Tenacious D concerts.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Centaurlove

    I first read about this on michael moore's website. Most of the posts on his site were in favor of the AZ law. What does that tell you about the mindset of the American people on this one.
    To all those Obama sheep, remember, just because your messiah is for or against something does not mean you have to be. Think for yourself.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Kris

    Who cares about these artists boycotting AZ!! I live in AZ and it astonishes me how these idiots think they know what's best for AZ and they don't even live here. I bet neither have read the law, yet they're bashing it. Other states will follow suit with our law, watch. Also, Rage Against the Machine were going to bat for a convicted cop killer several years ago... shows the mentality and liberal mindset of that band.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Rick

    Cool... a new list of artists to add to my "Do not buy jack sh!t from" list.
    Way to alienate members of your fan base genius.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  168. BC

    I'M, I'm going to let you finish Arizona but California has the best immigration laws around.
    They are bankrupt, schools are overcrowded, teachers losing jobs....
    Thank God Kayne put down the Cognac long enough to pay attention to this oh wait a minute – he is on "vacation" anyway – so what they heck is he committing to doing? Not going to perform in Arizona while he is on vacation?
    This is why artists need to entertain not try to influence laws.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Eddie114

    I have yet to understand all of the fuss about this law. Arizona is simply demanding that laws that have been on the books for hundreds of years are finally enforced. That is their right. They apparently have a majority consensus (They voted on it).They had a severe problem and they dealt with it.I suggest you move to Arizona and live there a while before you so quickly condemn them.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  170. workingman1957

    Two sides to that coin Zach, I now have a list of artists I can boycott...Go Suns!!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  171. DeDe

    When did everyone forget what "illegal" means?
    These musicians don't live in our world. I live in an area that has become the pipline for illigal drugs from Mexico. Gang war is a given. I grew up here and it makes me sick how the county has changed because of the ILLEGAL's.
    My children are not safe in school or in their neighborhoods. If they want to be here so bad, why not go the legal route. My neighbors did, and now don't have to worry and it wasn't that difficult.
    I also think we should change the law about "boarder babies." If your parents are Illegal, the baby born here is not legal.
    I can't afford to take my own kids to the doctor, yet my taxes pay for illegal's health care and babies.
    And before you say anything, I work 2 jobs and make and sell jewlrey.
    My American Dream is paying for Illegals to live, eat and see a doctor on my dime.
    All boarder states should follow Arizona!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  172. GC

    Who cares! Screw hollywierd and everyone in it.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  173. al


    Thank-you for hitting the exact point. Police officers are required to ask for current identification in the event you are breaking the law, a person of any color would be punished and fined for not being able to provide current id. I think its sad that music icons are punishing the people of Arizona for something that is being done by the few. We are fans of your music and movies and you don't even know if your fans are for or against the bill.... yet you are going to cancel concerts and speak out against the people that buy your albums? I don't think it makes sense. I'm sure your not going to find many of our politicians at a rage concert... so they don't even care that your not coming to put on a concert.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      You are misinformed, you don't need to be breaking the law, you can just be walking down the street and if a cop thinks you are an illegal, they he/she will ask you for papers. Furthermore, if a citizen feel a cop is not doing that, than the citizen can sue the police dept. for not doing their job. That is what is wrong with this law.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Fran....YOU are misinformed, as I will bet you HAVEN'T READ THE LAW. It states that the police cannot stop you as you walk down the street, UNLESS you are breaking the law. So if you are walking down the street, throwing rocks at cars, I will bet a policeman will stop you and ask you, NO MATTER WHAT COLOR YOU ARE for your ID. My son-in-law was riding his bicycle home from work one night, pretty late, and the police stopped him and demanded his ID. Guess what? Just guess! He's WHITE. He didn't have it on him, so they took him to his house and made him get it. Will you scream for him that it's racism, or discrimanation or profiling because he's young? Heck no. You haven't read the law, and I would guess you don't live in Arizona. You need to do both to really understand. Plus, even Jewish groups are starting to tell everyone that compares us to Nazi-Germany to cool it. Now THEM, I listen to. They don't want this legal practice to be confused with their Holocast which is two very different things.

      June 1, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  174. American in Austin

    Hey Coolncalm;
    Get a life you POS, it's simple minded morons like you who are ruining America. You are so blinded by your hypocritcal racism you can't see what a disaster this administration is perpetrating on what used to be a great country. Obama is the disgrace, luckily he won't have more than 4 years to destroy this country. People like you should keep your mouths shut when you don't know what the hell is going on in the world. Truly pathetic.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  175. capexcitemnt

    before i read the article i thought ".who are these musicians i am going to boycott them ". then i read it and dang those bands suck anyway.i already don't listen to them.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Mark Decher

    A similar law was passed in Germany on Sept 15th 1935. It proved to be very successful.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      OK, explain to me how that law was similar. The Arizona law is designed to enforce a federal law that says you can't be in the US, despite race or country of origin, without going through proper legal channels. The people who break this law are deported, but can still apply for citizenship. Adolf Hitler, on the other hand, took German citizens who happened to be Jewish and took away their citizenship. I see absolutely no similarity.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      I agree with you Mark... that's how its starts! Next thing, they are going to start tatooing the illegals so that if they come back they can gather them and punish them. Now the land of the free will be the land of you need to carry your papers.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  177. falstaff1962

    Be careful what you really want, Arizona. Whats next? Requiring people who are a different religion to carry papers? Or maybe they should just wear stars and emblams on their clothes so we know they aren't like you. The very first person arrested simply because of how they look is the first step down a mighty slippery slope.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sar

      Do you even know how many AZ police officers are hispanic? What the proportion of hispanic Arizonans is? Think, people. Phoenix is now the #2 city in the world for kidnappings. More than 1M illegal aliens came through the AZ border. The fed is unwilling to enforce its own law, so since government's #1 job is to protect its people, the state had to step up.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • capexcitemnt

      its racial profiling....well duh ! ! ! they're mexicans.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyingfish

      Who know who else asks for your papers? Bars (license), Doctors (insurance), Your Job (social security card). And when I get pulled over what are the first things I reach for my license and insurance because guess what the cop is going to ask for? MY PAPERS.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Pauli

    I don't get it....if I'm stopped for possibly breaking a law in AZ, won't I get asked for some form of gov't approved ID? If yes, then shouldn't everyone that is in this country legally have some form of approved identification? I understand that an AZ cop could pull some reason out of his rear to stop a Hispanic looking person, but if you're in possession of proper ID what's the big deal? You get delayed for a few minutes to your destination? If you don't have the ID, then why is it AZ's fault if you get hauled away? It seems to me that the people who are most worried about this are the ones who are going to get caught. All of the people speaking up against this seem to be from somewhere other than's like the death penalty in TX....if you don't like it, leave.....

    May 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  179. stunme

    People who have not read the law for themselves should not comment on it. I truly doubt that many people have taken the time to read the multi-page law word for word. Racial profiling happens EVERYWHERE, regardless of whether there is a law that basically just requires a person to have proper ID. Get informed and read the law!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  180. American in Austin

    Get a life Kayne, you wouldn't know a descent cause if it kicked you in the mouth.

    Please compile a list of all these hypocrite liberal artists who seem to think they have any intelligent thoughts we need to pay attention to so I can stop buying their music and stop supporting their careers.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • chidmens

      Please, these artists will be just fine without you. You can't even spell. You wouldn't know the correct spelling of a word if a dictionary slapped you in the face.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • sick of it all

      American – You have it right. Kanye is CRAZY!

      Chidmens – American only misspelled ONE word. What? You are perfect???

      As for the law itself – I don't have a problem with it. No, I don't live in AZ, but we have some immigration problems in our area as well. If the ones who are here and didn't go through the legal system, then, yes, they should be worried or scared. Because they have BROKEN THE LAWS OF OUR LAND!! Everyone feels that way about the terrorists. Why not about the illegal aliens in our country. Talk about a double standard.

      I also take exception with the fact that they refused to learn English. Immigrants from the 1800"s came over, learned the language of the land. They did not go around demanding that we learn their language. They knew they were coming to a new country, which meant acclimating to its way of life. There is a lady, whose store I frequent for shopping. She was late today opening because she was trying to get her Visa renewed to stay in the country. I am more than ok waiting for her for that reason. I have no patience for people who chose to come to the USA, illegally, and THEN thumb their nose at the law, commit crimes, etc. and then expect us to be kind and understanding because their country isn't that good. Well with all of them coming into the country the way they do, we will be a land of garbage that must faster.

      And no, I don't want to leave the country. I love my country very much. That is why these idiots who are joining the sound strike and those that are running our government need to go back and crawl under the rock from whence they came!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • T-rex

        sick of it all – Well there you have it, illegal immigrants being compared to terrorists. If you are so worried about terrorism they why aren't you screaming about the Canadian border? Have you forgotten how the 9/11 hijackers got into this country? You say they don't want to learn English? How about you look into the classes for ESL instead of talking out of your butt. Also, no one demands that you learn Spanish or any other language. Show me some proof in regards to your statements. Do you really think that everyone that came through Ellis Island spoke English when they got here?? There are illegal immigration problems in your area? I bet there are other crime problems there as well, just like everywhere else.. Crime is crime, no matter who commits it.

        May 27, 2010 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Shoehanger

    For those of you who have not read both the Arizona law and the Federal immigration law, you need to stop typing responses. Did you know that the Federal version of the immigration law does NOT require a violation or crime to be committed to ask for someone to provide proof of residency? If Arizona followed the Federal law, then they could profile. The Arizona law PROHIBITS profiiing. Therefore, the Arizona law is much more forgiving.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Catalina

      Shoehanger is RIGHT ON with this comment. And so are all the people who point out that the personal opinions of celebrities are no more valuable or worthy than the opinions of anyone else. If they want to be involved in politics, they should change careers and do something besides incite demonstrations and protests.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      Shoehanger, if the police is allowed to arrest people just for the pure belief that they are immigrants, who do you think they are going to stop in the streets? Need I say racial profiing???? If my husband (who is white) and I (latina)walk down the street in Arizona, who do you think they will stop to ask for id?

      May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  182. MFM

    I really don't care much for those artists. They mean nothing to me and to the majority of Americans...least of all Michael Moore. Pretty much everyone I've spoken to from Arizona favor the law.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Jessica

    It is always entertaining to read the comments made on CNN. They're consistently intelligent and eloquent.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Sar

    Nothing like a bunch of Hollywood lemmings who don't read laws; they just follow each other off cliffs. If they were literate, they would know that the same law exists on the federal level and is almost verbatim in CA penal code. People who are still crying "racist" are obviously puppets who aren't willing to read ten pages for themselves.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Andy

    That law is so frickin' Nazi........ "Show me your papers, please."

    May 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rfrman

      It is illegal to be here illegal. What part of that can you not get through your water head?

      May 27, 2010 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  186. Rfrman

    Yea, play the race card! My wife is from Thailand and I hate Obozo. Call me a raciest you raciest pigs.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Get a clue

    The law is no different than a similar Federal law or any other law on the books in several other states. If you get pulled over by the cops you have to show a driver's license. Big deal. If you're in the country legally then you don't have to worry about anything. I can assure you the police in Arizona have better things to do than pull over every "brown person" they see.

    And no, I'm not from Arizona but I took the time to read what this law was about as opposed to listening to idiot musicians and other people who judge by soundbite. I weep for the future of this country. And the present too. If it's not boiled down into 15 second soundbites we can't digest it.

    I fear that the awful movie Idiocracy is closer to the truth than I wanted to believe...

    May 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      Why shoud the state tax payers pay for the police to arrest the immigrants? Who is going to take away the criminals who kill and steal if they are soooo busy watching the mexican? This is a ridiculous law and whites of Arizona are afraid that latinos will be the majority of the state. Just remember that California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas was part of Mexico before Manifest Destiny. In other words, the Mexicans were there first and the whites were the illegal immigrants!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  188. johnaz6312

    Who gives a Damn. All these groups are artists SUCK!! Stay away from Arizona!! We don't want you here!!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  189. OldMan

    When artists start going political is when I stop buying their records, seeing their movies, etc. They want a voice in the law? Study it and then run for office. If you don't, then you're just someone with an opinion, albeit a bigger soap box to shout it from.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  190. coolncalm

    Arizona and John McCain are pistol-packing racists.
    Arizona and John MCCain did not want to have MLK day – a peaceful, non-violent man.
    They along with other tea-partiers can't get over an African-American out-thinking, smarter, better looking, a true leader, being in the White House.

    GET OVER YOUR RACISM! You are making America the laughingstock of the world.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • boxerthehorse

      Wow, I am overwhelmed by all the statements and the facts you provided to back them up. I am in awe of the amount of intelligence you exude in your rhetoric! You should run for office in California you are a natural leader!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Independent Thinking Person

      Please remember that the law that was passed was a state law. Sen. McCain would/could only vote as a representative of the state of AZ on federal laws.
      As to the characteristics of a true leader...better looking comes into play? Have you looked at our past leaders? If 'better looking' was a requirement then 90% of our past presidents were unfit to lead. Or are you suggesting that only good looking people should lead us? Gosh, where's Brad Pitt when we need him? Or Halle Berry. What about intelligence? What about having the ability to bring people to the table rather than push them away? What about the ability to see the big picture without loosing sight of the details? These don't play into your picture of a true leader?
      My suggestion is stop letting the extremes on the left and the right dictate what you should think or say. Read the law, study the issue, ask questions on both sides with an openess and willingness to understand their points, and then make up your mind. Don't become someone else's mouthpiece, it's so unbecoming.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  191. cnnwhynow

    Wow, this has opened the can of worms hasn't it!!! This has become comical because the only major change in our country is that the prez is a black man. He even adopted many of the policies the previous prez put in place,which I don't like so what is the major differences in policy of either the republicanor our present prez? 1 was dumb as rocks, and 1 is an eloquent speaker, so what? My finances are still the same, and I would bet most hardworking Americans are too. The only characterization left is the color of their skin, so If I were an old seperationist, dixiecrat, neo nazi, extremist, or crazy I would just admit it to get over myself???? If you don't want a black man running the most powerful nation on earth then maybe you should pack up, and leave, because you aren't American.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Adam

    You know what I love? The fact that so many of these fools repeatedly say "The majority of the country supports this law". Yeah well, guess what, the majority of the country voted George Bush into office, twice. Being in the majority does not make what you are spewing correct. It just means there are more fools supporting it.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • T Diddy

      Actually Adam, Bush NEVER got the majority vote! He got the electoral vote. BIG difference! So you are the fool.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Really? So... lets see. Bush – 62 million. Kerry – 59 million. Now, It has been a few years since I was in school, but the last time I checked, 62 was more than 59. Granted, I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure about that.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      Gore got the popular vote in 2000 by 3 million.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Really? According to the official numbers from the government, it was a difference of only 500,000 which is a difference of only 0.5% of the total vote. Yeah, it was more, and is technically the "majority", but nothing like the 65/35 split polls have been showing on SB1070.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • monnie

      get your facts straight; bush was not voted into office by the popular vote, ever

      May 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • rgalg

      Bush won the Supreme Court's popular vote in 2000, 5-4.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Matt

    If Michael Moore is against the law then I am for it. It simply supports the federal law anyway. I have lots of family in AZ, they all are very supportive of it.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Rfrman

    Ask the Dixie Chicks how that boycott thingy works.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  195. michelle

    You lowdown Nazis who support Arizona's law. The Truth is OUT on Americans. You lie, cheat, steal and denounce anything good. You are no more than Nazis – please do not preach to people of color...trying to justify your hate mentality by cloaking it in 'we're just tired of it..and 'we're Christian.." you are hate-mongers and you will pay in the end.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • OMFG

      You are clearly one of the misguided michelle. Mexico has an even tougher law REQUIRING law enforcement to ask for credentials of anyone suspect. So why are you not fighting that? You obviously don't live here either so you don't know sh&t about the problem we have with illegals. A good friend was killed when an illegal crashed into his motorcycle and fled the scene. He was later caught. No insurance, no legal status, drunk. I've also been rear-ended by one and had to pay some of the damage on MY CAR....for someone that should NOT have been here to begin with!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Thats an intelligent argument right there.. NOT!! Read the law Michelle, and talk to some of our law enforcement officers before firing off an ingnorant, uneducated post like that. I can tell already you like to ply the race card.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • extremezone

      Here is an example on how to read the new law (SB 1070): I am driving in my car and was speeding. The officer pulls me over and asks for my Arizona driver’s license. I am an illegal from Australia and I do not have a driver’s license. The officer asks me if I have any U.S. driver’s license. I tell him I do not have one. At that point, the new law gives the officer justification to ask me if I am a U.S. citizen and why am I driving without a driver's license. I do not have an answer. At that point the officer asks me to get out of the vehicle and calls ICE. The officer is allowed to ask me for my U.S. Social security number, but again, I do not have one. The officer asks me if I left my ID at home. I tell him nothing because I do not have one at home either. The officer tells ICE that a subject has been detained that does not have U.S. identification, nor a social security number, nor a green card. Through the 24 hour immigration hotline, the officer receives back information that there is no record of my existence. I would then be apprehended and transported to the local jail facility and turned over to ICE for further

      How is that profiling or Discriminatory? It is not. However, before the law (SB 1070), Phoenix Police officers at no time were ever allowed to ask for a social security number, nor were they allowed to ask about immigration status. They also were never allowed to contact the immigration hotline either, unless the offender was committing a felony. Most often with speeders, they were given a speeding citation and were released. But why were they given a citation if there is no record of them on the MVD/DMV system? In fact, why would illegal immigrants then pay the fine anyways? After all, how would the officer even know if the address, or name of the person, was true? As an illegal Australian, in my hypothetical, I could just tell the officer my name is John Doe, and so the officer writes the ticket with the name John Doe.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Randy

    Thanks! Now I know what artists? to boycott!

    May 27, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shoehanger

      True Randy. I too will boycott them; not that I would buy their music anyway.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  197. too old to care

    I sure wont buy anything they try to sell SUPPORT ARIZONA THE AMERICAN STATE

    May 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  198. PB

    I support the AZ law anyhow, but now, since Michael Moore supports this 'protest', I have absolutely NO doubt that I, and AZ, are on the right side of this issue. Really, all AZ has done is committed to enforcing laws the feds are not/will not.

    May 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Rfrman

    I have an idea, lets boycott nationwide all muscians that boycott Arizona.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Navigator

      God bless Arizona!!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fran

      Okay, since you guys are sooooo eager to rid of the Ilegal immigrants, let me ask you, are you willing to clean the toilets in public restrooms and lawn work for $2 an hour? Yeah, I don't think so... Cause the illegals are taking all of the American desired jobs. HA!

      May 27, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobby adams


      May 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Fran....Well, my mother was a janitor for many years, and I used to work for her cleaning....gasp!....toilets and...oh no!....other things! OMG! I have a son-in-law that spent a couple of years trimming palm trees, for very little money because he needed it! Plus, he was a maintenance man for a while too!

      June 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • aryanzona

      yes boycott rage. no one gives a damn if u do cuz u prob listen to crap-ass music anyways. oh wow ur a nashville musician?! big deal. I can already tell ur music is horrible.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Brian

    It's the same, dopey, bandwagon crowd you always get from Hollywood. While I'm sure few, if any, have actually read the law, do you think some of them looked at the list and said, "Who the hell invited Kanye? We're trying to look serious, here..."

    May 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  201. T Diddy

    These bands suck in the first place, so who cares! The law is the eaxact same as the Federal law. So shouldn't all these people be boycotting the entire United States of America? They know NOT of what they speak. Nobody will be "shaked down". If you commit a crime, even a traffic violation, you will be asked for your identification. Gee what a bummer. You have to show id.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  202. Jimthedo, Phoenix, AZ

    Boycott them right back....

    May 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  203. JOE


    May 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • cnnwhynow

      Joe, you live on the same block that your parents grew up on, and in the house your grandparents gave to you so you could go to college, and not have to worry about working because they had a business that supported your family, and if something happened you had the good ol boy network to support your family until they could put it back together!!!! Right well the reality check in America is that only well to do white folk had that upbringing so the reality check isn't so shocking to the rest of us that you don't get it???? I am representative of what we used to call middle class, and even myself get pulled over many times a year for nothing but merely driving on a public street. Guess you didn't here about the young man that got pulled over in his own driveway in his parents vehicle, and the police officer shot him in front of his 2 parents, and the police was aquitted of all charges, and the kid loss his scholarship to play baseball, and will now have to go to civil court because justice was not served in Belaire, Texas (Houston metro)!!! I think you need a reality check bad!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan


      Say it ain'so, Joe. OK' I will. This awful law criminallises not carrying ID for a LEGAL resident or naturalised alien. Yes, it was already a law taht you had to do that, but the penalty if you did not have it was $100. Now it is $2,500 and 6 months in jail.

      Have you ever forgotten something, Joe ? Your wallet maybe ? Or left the house to walkaround the block or spent a day at the beach in only your trunks and a blanket ?

      Do you think it is just to make someone a criminal because they strolled along abeach without their "papers" on them ? Or had a moment of forgetfulnes ?

      So there are criminlas tearing up your city. If I visit and firget my green card in the hotel room, how exactly does it solve your drug dealer problem to lock me up for 6 months ?

      Not so easy, is it ?

      May 27, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Dan....Well, then don't forget your ID. Seriously,'s a misdemeanor to not have your ID here in Arizona...lots of times the police will give you the chance to get your ID, and if they don't and you get a ticket, all you have to do is take it to court and prove that you really do have an ID and proof of citizenship. Our law mirrors the Federal law and in a lot of cases ICE will let you prove you are here legally before they deport you.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  204. Lou

    Like anyone who would support this insipid law would be interested in these artists anyway. If you don't know the difference between immoral and illegal, you never will.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  205. Dave

    I'm going to join in the Sound Strike! I am going to boycott all the bands/performers that sign up for this crap. I won't buy any more of their CDs. And the next time I hear any of them on the radio, I'm changing the channel.

    Micheal Moore and Kanye West- yeah, what a list of clueless whackadoos!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Tim

    Actually these stars are hypocrits. Or perhaps they simply prove that usually what liberals believe makes no sense or is completely lacking in any type of logical grounding. If they truly believed what they are saying they should refuse to play any place in the United States until we end all laws regarding immigration. I mean read what de la Rocha said–he thinks it wrong that people living here illegally should fear deportation if caught. Well if the INS catches you in Wisconsin or Geogia or New York or California–you get deported. So how can he play in those states? Notice how people oppsed to the law almost never seem to explain what our policies should be other than completely open borders.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • wwwgator

      Not true, In WI, we don't deport them, we "help" them get signed up for every "assistance: know to man, and then some
      2 years ago we had an illegal kill a Dept. sherriff that was trying to stop a speeding car....

      May 27, 2010 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  207. Robert

    It's interesting how many people NOT from Arizona are familiar with how it is here. It's an F-ing infestation every day of people who didn't work to get here but choose to just hop the border. All criminals by the word of America's laws just by doing that. But then many of them choose to come here and commit crimes. We Arizona citizens are tired of watching our communities be drug down by these lowlifes. Drop houses in nice neighborhoods full of Illegals (criminals) being shipped all over our once fine state AND YOURS!! Maybe we should open up the AZ border. Let them all promise that if they go to any state but ours they can stay without incident. They they'd be coming to a town near you. You would see your nice community turn into a slum while they send all their money out of our contry to the ever failing country fo Mexico. Their (formerly our0 neighborhoods are trashed, they leave their junk lying around like they're living in the city dump. Sure there are a select few that are law obiding kind people with the best intentions. But many of them will just as soon take your money and run (tax free of course). I've seen so many incendents involving illegals that I could write a book. The first day I moved here I rode my bike through a street surrounded by orange groves. You could see them running between the trees because they thought the policia were coming. It's not racial profiling either. It's the border of Mexico and 99.9% of the border jumpers are MEXICAN!! Not Latino, or Mexican-American. They're MEXICAN. I don't see many Americans rushing to get into Mexico. If they did you don't think every white guy in bermuda shorts wouldn't be thrown in the can. Give me a break. This country has become a group of bleeding hear liberals who believes everyon has to have a chance. Uh...they live(ed) in a huge country. Let them take their chance down there and leave our country alone. Obama has worn this country thin in just one year and his term will thank GOD (yes I said God in sue me) he will be a one term loser of a president.

    OH...I have a fix for the problem. All you bleeding hear liberals who want to help Mexico...move to mexico. Get jobs. Do well and start hiring some mexicans. That way they can stay there. YOU can stay there and all the people who want to protect this country can stay in the good ol USofA!!

    As far as musicians and actors and Reality "Stars' that want to put their two cents in. I have no problem boycotting all of you. Besides a good portion of concters in Arizona are held outside and I'm not about to pay John Mayer for sitting in an outdoor arena while it's 99 degrees to hear him sing. I like you a lot John. I'm just saying. We already have good reasons not to go to concerts so we have no problem not going to see "Rage" in concert. A crap band as it is.

    So leave us to protect our State...and you all have fun in Mexico.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Don't sit there and write so much hate in one post and then use the word "God". Republican haters don't know God and don't know the bible......PERIOD!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • extremezone

      That guy Bill says Repubs do not know the Bible. Maybe he should read Romans 13:1-7.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Connie

      Could not have said it better myself!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Dude, we dont care for your TeaBag Rant and we dont give a flying F about your state. Aizona is going to TWIST IN THE WIND over this. Suck it up.

      May 27, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • AZnative2

        Wow, classy analogy Steve. And everyone in Arizona must think alike, right? Our government passes a law therefore we must all agree because we live here, huh? You obviously live by the philosophy that "ignorance is bliss" because clearly you are ignorant.

        May 28, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • vik

      you cant use a bible verse in this case, especially when it contradicts your whole point. Explain how the United States would have come to being if we had followed the "submit yourself to governing authorities"?

      May 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • vik

      the tea party is nothing but a bunch of old conservatives who happen to use overt racism to gather support from more ignorant americans. Truth is, America is changing demographically and with that the republican party sees the need to court as many white voters as it can. This is nothing but a political ploy, and i feel sorry for any honest people who join this party and think it will accomplish what they want... because they wont

      May 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Terrence Gee

    I laugh at the way these "SO-CALLED" S T A R S think they know anything about politics – THEY know NOTHING! Just look at the STUPID names they call themselves and TRY and listen to the noise they make they call music! Even that strange film maker is against the GREAT NEW Arizona Immigration Law. They'll all get a shock when all the other states will follow the Arizona Immigration Laws.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • aryanzona

      im sure they know more than u. why dont u put on ur blues traveler cd and watch nascar. white trash.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  209. opuspen

    Gee I wonder if the people that are against this law have actually bothered to read it. As well as the Federal law. If they had they would know that the Federal Law allows law enforment officers ask for their papers for n o other reason then they feel they need to. However with the AZ law the person in question must be breaking the law in some other way before an officer can ask for their papers. Oh and what about the imigratioin law of Mexico again for no reason what so ever they can ask for your papers. If you are there illeagally you will go to jail. However here we will feed you give you medical and a place to live. We can not continue with this thought process we will not be able to sustain this way of life. Oh and I guess it does not matter that 70% of the people in AZ agree with the law. This country has lost it's way and it's BA!!$

    May 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teacher

      Well said.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • extremezone

      The United States Permanent Resident Card, known informally as a green card, must be in the possession of a U.S. permanent resident at all times. This means that the permanent resident must have a currently valid card on the person at all times and be able to show it to an officer, if requested. Though aliens with permanent resident status are required to carry these identification cards, American citizens are not required to carry any citizenship identification. U.S. citizens are, however, required to carry driver’s license identification when driving a motor vehicle. Further, U.S. citizens are required to carry identification when applying for a job, cashing a check, using a credit card, applying to college, and so on. By the way, the bill is nearly identical to Federal immigration laws already on the books. So if liberals think Arizona law discriminates, then they should take a look at Federal immigration laws. Arizona did not just invent something new here.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • JayLBca

        EXACTLY!!! yet the liberal biased media fails to mention that Arizona basically RE-AFFIRMED the Federal Immigration laws!!! sheeple!! go look it up... Ariazone did not create a new law... they just voted to inforce the U.S. Federal statutes!! it is only in recent history that most states enacted "Special" laws to prohibit local Police authorites to inforce immigration laws!!

        May 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  210. Brian

    Wow...sounds like most of the people that have commented on this blog are native americans. Those who aren't, including myself, are illegal immigrants. We came over and just decided to take what we wanted. All of you who whine and moan about people trying to make a better life for themselves...take a look at where your parents/grandparents/great-grandparents came from...

    We need reform of immigration laws, no hatred and racism.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      I agree, no hate need. However my great grandparents came here LEGALLY, so should everyone else.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • RT in KC

      My family had to work and wait to come here. They didn't just hop the fence and make a break for it. We don't need to reform our immigration laws – we need to enforce them.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      My ancestors came over legally (some were already here), and there were a few that tried to come here illegally and were thrown back, and made come here legally. There is no racism or hate enforcing the immigration laws we have now....I do agree there needs to be reform as well, but for now, we need to secure borders and enforce the laws we currently have.

      June 1, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  211. OMFG

    I think many of you idiots don't realize that the majority of AZ police ARE MINORITIES! Now what do you have to say? Yeah. Thought so. Read the bill before protesting and boycotting, you are uneducated, fat, americans with no desire to investigate for yourselves. Whatever Fox News says is gospel...please... Put down the McDonald's burger and READ.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Backwards

      I think you may have dyslexia. Liberals don't watch Fox News; Fox News is for Conservatives. Liberals tend to have a higher level of academic achievement as well. Remember: We're the ones who want our children to learn about things like evolution and separation of church/state. As a result of their higher education, liberals also tend to be healthier. Note: Most vegans, vegetarians and health nuts (and yes, even hippies and potheads) are liberals, not exactly the McDonalds-eating types. Religious conservatives are investigative? Since when? It's all "by the book" with them. Whatever the books says, goes. I'm pretty sure Fox News isn't near as appalled by the bill as CNN or even MSNBC. Speaking of being investigative, you may want to heed your own advice.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Informed AZ

      Finally someone that makes sense. Thank you.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • aryanzona

      how do u know the majority of them are minorities? u did the research?

      July 22, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Jack

    what they need to do is ask every single citizen for papers when they are stopped for legitimate reason. Just like we have to show papers when we get a job, we could do it when coming into contact with cops. No big deal for me, just give me the card or papers I need and I'll stick it in the glove compartment for when I need it.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • venice


      May 27, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      They do..."License and registration, please"

      May 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • sigh

      you do realize one of the IDs that can be shown to an officer, to verify citizenship, is a simple AZ drivers license right. and what is it that police officers ask for when any of us are pulled over? huhuhuhuhu. have any of you retards even read the law?

      May 27, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • T-rex

      Just because you show your DL doesn't mean they have to let you go

      May 27, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Lynn

    These bands are going to lose many fans with their stupid stand. Go Arizona!!!!! If only our congressmen
    and women would get off their fannies and take similar actions to protect our country against illegals.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      Yes, because there are sooooooooo many conservative fans of Rage Against the Machine, Michael Moore, Kanye West, and Cypress Hill to begin with. All of those names just immediately bring to mind a conservative fan base of white, Christian, Bush-loving, falh-waving Americans. Lose fans? Really? You don't think their managers and myriad handlers haven't already thought through this decision longer than the 3 minutes it took you to read this article and post your response? They have. They know it's not their core audience anyway. It'll only improve the relations they have with that community. For every fan they potentially lose, they'll gain three. Ah, I love the smell of self-important Conservatives in the morning!

      May 27, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huff

      Really?, Hate to tell ya this but it isn't a Rep vs. Dem issue. The majority of people in the USA and AZ support his law and they aren't all Reps. People want the border secured and do not want a free flow of illegals. Failure to enforce puts up a sign that says go ahead and sneak in, we don't care.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • aryanzona

      u live in a trailer dont u lynn...

      July 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  214. G-man

    If it'll keep Michael Moore and Kanye out of Arizona, it might just be worth it! I always thought there was nothing good about SB1070... this may have changed my mind!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Slevink

    At least i dont have to listen to kayne in my state!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  216. Janelle

    Wow, thanks to a bunch of bands I used to love! Your music is leaving my house today! I welcome any of these bands to come live with us 40 minutes from the border, I wonder if any of these "artists" have lost any friends or familymembers in this mess...probably not! We have enough problems that the rest of the country chooses to ignore, great now the very people whos voices could help have decided to kick us while we are down. Whether you like the law or not there are a million of us living here less than an hour from the border, none of you in Malibu have any idea what you are boycotting.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glad I left AZ

      In my opinion, this is beyond the actual law. It is straight racism– yeah, they say you can't target someone but you KNOW that won't be upheld. The fact that you can be questioned if you are NOT WHITE, pretty much, is horrifying. Yes, illegals should become legal, I agree. But this is old school, finger pointing, show your yellow star nazism. Bottom line.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bushpig61

      This LAW has nothing to do with racism, get that through your thick skull.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyingfish

      It's federal law "Glad I Left AZ". What about that can't you grasp. Do you think when a federal agents arrest (what they are supposed to be doing, but not. Hence the law), are racists? Congratulations on your stupid argument and lessening the horrific atrocities that were committed by the Third Reich. I think the attempt to wipe a race off the face of the earth is a little bit different from being deported. Which is what would happen to you if you did not have the proper paper work in most countries, like Mexico for example

      May 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Glad I Left Arizona....So in your opinion, if you are pulled over and you ARE white, then it is okay to be questioned? So you are racist against white people? If I get pulled over tomorrow and the police ask me for my ID, then it's okay because I am white? But if I am anything else than white, I can scream discrimination and then I should just be able to go on my way? You said that questioning anybody that's NOT WHITE is horrifying, so it's NOT horrifying to question white people? Wow!

      May 27, 2010 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  217. JOE


    May 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bushpig61

      "Glad I left AZ" is just a liberal tool. It doesn't matter what he/she thinks, the majority of the country is behind AZ.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Glad I left AZ

    Interesting... everyone who posts that they are against this law sounds well thought out and is articulate. Everyone for it sounds like a moron. Coincidence? I think not. Magische- yup- that is hilarious!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bushpig61

      Too bad the majority of the country doesn't agree with you. Maybe you'd be happier living in Mexico?

      May 27, 2010 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glad I'm in AZ

      Well you don't sound very articulate at all! What does that say?

      By the way, us here in AZ are glad you're gone too!

      Nah nah nah nah
      nah nah nah nah
      hey hey hey
      good bye!!

      May 27, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      We're all glad you left AZ too, idiot.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  219. JOE


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  220. Billy

    I'm boycotting the bands and directors that boycott AZ!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  221. Bryan

    What part of ILLEGAL is so hard to understand?

    May 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  222. JOE


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  223. Charles

    1) Read the law. At least you could make intelligent comments then.
    2) I would consider it a good thing if those bands didn't come to my state

    May 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  224. DrBrujo

    Boycotts work both ways. There will be plenty of entertainment available in AZ –

    May 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Greg

    jimz, you don't even know the definition of socialism. just repeating what Dick Army tells you to. What tool.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  226. Bushpig61

    Great. Now I know who N O T to listen to. Bunch of crybaby liberal hippiefreaks. Stick to music and stay out of politics, especially YOU Springsteen & Bon Jovi. A couple of knuckleheads they are.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy


      May 27, 2010 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bushpig61 weekend..............whaddya say?

      May 27, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeycartman

      Actually Mr. Pig, Rage Against the Machine is all about politics. I'd say they are more about politics than they are about music. they are the most political band on the fringes of mainstream music, and speaking frankly, AZ has a very weak economy, real estate in AZ is the hardest hit in the nation akin to Florida. It's like the middle east out their, just desert, the best excuse for a city is pheonix, come on, please, pheonix? CA is the 6th largest economy in the world, AZ economy isn't even in the top half of USA's. So AZ counterboycotting is a losing proposition it really can't survive without the help of CA. I mean really, it's just desert, it's where people go and retire, cause it's cheap and there is nothing. It's just a crappy place to live.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyingfish

      Mr. mikeycartman

      You've obviously never been to Arizona. If you have, you've never been out of Phoenix. Flagstaff, Sedona, the White Mountains.... It's a little bit more than a desert.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kashmirkim

      loling @mikeycartman. LA has the 6th largest economy in the most bankrupt state in the nation. good luck. AZ is a beautiful state.... except if you go south to our border where you will find THOUSANDS of pounds of garbage left by people entering this country illegally. yes, as americans we have the right to voice our opinions or "boycott" anything we'd like. thank god. hmmm... wonder what would happen to that right if millions of people came here that didn't respect our laws, assimilate to our culture and have pride in our country.....................................

      May 27, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Sandy

    Oh, how will we ever live withouit the wonders of Kanye West, Michael Moore and these other no-talents??????

    May 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Yes Sandy you are correct you should take your great talents and preform for the state of Arizona and I am sure they will be greatly impressed.*


      May 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      Thanks for clearly indicating that your comment was sarcasm Mike, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to tell.*

      *If you can't read obvious sarcasm than you should get tutoring from Mike.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Magische

    Anyone else find it hilariouly ironic that opponents of these boycotts are using "Viva" in their support of Arizona? I certainly do!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeycartman

      i think their using sarcasm. So no i don't find it funny, i find it sarcastic and at the low end of witty, but no, not funny. Are you a chick?

      May 27, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teacher

      Viva is Italian, from the latin word "vivere."

      May 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • lol

      LOL fail.

      May 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Victoria

      Viva is also Spanish and Portugese, "Teacher".... and imperative command, meaning "Live!" or "Long Live" kind of wonderful when languages are hmmm... LATIN-based. A popular phrase of revolutions and ruckus. And it is absolutely amusing and ironic that "TRUE Amurrricans" are using foreign-based phrases in signs to keep out immigrants.

      I think my biggest problem with this whole law is the fact that lawmakers are PROMISING that it will be properly enforced. Sure, it might be for now... Jim Crow laws were "properly" enforced for a while, mostly for the safety of the po' white folk who were gonna be murdered by the "darkies" that had magically invaded their land from out of nowhere. Of course, we all know how much of a mess that turned out to be. 🙂

      May 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  229. mikey

    wow, war cries are whispering. I think this law is unwarranted, cops have done this crap and will continue to do this crap in all the States, Arizona just was dumb enough to write a law spotlighting these events. Im a lawyer practicing in the most heavily populated part of California. yeah all 5 counties. (L.A., Orange, riverside, san bernardino, san diego). Cops if they want will basically pull over a suspected illegal for any reason, they simply state they saw the car weaving, speeding or any of a plethora of made up traffic infractions. if the person doesn't have a license then they drag them to the station, then they run their name through homeland security, then bam, if the person is here illegally the put what's called an "immigration hold" which means the person has no right to be bailed out. Then after that the person goes to court, a few days later, even if he's innocent, he'll be handed over to immigration officials and then be deported, usually takes 2 weeks. This is fact, I have personal knowledge of this. then a few weeks after they get deported, they somehow come back! yeah, it's a stupid circle dumb, wasted money and resources. I say give them amnesty and if there felons, put them in jail for 20 years and contract them out to private corporations to fix our highways and civil infrastructure. Not all illegal immigrants are "hard working honest beings" a lot of them are criminals, so lets lock em up here cause if they get deported all they do is come back. So lock em up and make em work for free for our country.

    May 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shoehanger

      You are not the most intelligent attorney. Why do we want to pay to put illegals in our jails? We have enough American criminals eating away our tax dollars.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Another Jim

      A sort of indentured servant. I like it! You are one smart attorney. Like it or not, this country was built on slavery. If they want to spend some time in our jails and eat our food and sllep on our bunks, why NOT have them rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. 20 years of hard labor, and then welcome to the US. I like it!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hmmmmmm

      Well, genius attorney, perhaps if these people did what they're required by law to do in the first place - carry proper ID - they could save themselves a trip downtown and/or an extended stay in detention. Ya think, or is that too simple a solution?? Good lord.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • cradle12003

      you have it right.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |




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  230. jmz

    VIVA SB1070!!!! VIVA AZ!!! VIVA AMERICA...real american should storm their concerts without paying...if they loce illegals so much and socialism..give them a tase of it..!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeycartman

      yeah i'd like to see that. I'd put money down that Zack de la rocha would personally come off the stage and give you an old fashion aztec ass whooping. coward.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sandy

      Love it!

      May 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al Sanchez





      May 27, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Interesting

    Just one more band I will not buy recordings of. AZ should not be black mailed by anyone or any state.. AZ is right on with this one. The people that complain are about as AMERICAN as Fidel Castro.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • I

      SOOO TRUE!

      May 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeycartman

      being american is having the right to boycott a whole State if you don't agree with their laws. Anywhoo as I stated earlier, the AZ law is unnecessary cops stop illegals all the time because the cops know their illegals! we in the biz call these stops "pretext" stops, cause the cops makes up a pretext to stop the guy. And then so on and on, the illegal gets deported, then he/she comes back I've seen it happen to the same illegal 3 times, AND he's still in this country. So yeah, boycotting is a right, just like that chick saying she'll stop buying Rage's music, it's her right to boycott. And I'm sure Rage will feel her $3.00 loss when she doesn't download their songs.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teabagging

      So the teabaggers are all socialists too? Because all they do is complain.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      I don't listen to that crap anyway. It's junk. I'm certainly not going to take morality lessons from a crappy band.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  232. archie

    another idiot just like Biden and our Homeland Security director who doesn't bother to read the law and interprets it to fit there need for attention. learn to read before you speak.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Keep'n It Real

    If these artists are so concerned about the law, they should move to AZ and finance another vote. If not STFU.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  234. jmz

    They join with the like of holder and napalitano...IDIOTS and socialists who have not read the law, and therefore have NO clue on what they are talking about. I wonder if they will get together and sing a song about poor illegals who break the law are good, America is evil and how ranchers deserve to die!

    May 27, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Jim

    Why do all these people jump on a band wagon. Are they not aware of Mexico's own immigration policy and how they deal with illegal immigrates. Viva AZ!!!!!

    May 27, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • EYEH8Obama

      VIVA AZ indeed!

      May 27, 2010 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      If you are such a big fan of Mexican laws Jim then maybe you should...

      May 27, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RP

      Viva AZ!
      It's nice to have a handy list of artist to boycott. Zach, you're a singer (is he still working?), your opinion on national issues means no more than the next guys.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Another Jim

      Aaron, you obviously do not understand what Mexico does to illegals, or what Jim said. How are your fellow sheeple?

      May 27, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • debra

      This is the only way these 2 bit losers can get publicity.......

      May 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim R.

      Amen to that! They are doing it because it is popular...not because they have even read or understood it. I vote we boycott concerts to any musicians that support the repeal of this law.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • AZ Resident

      Right on Jim. Who are most of these acts and who cares if they come here (Kanye West...will he be sober??!!). READ the law before you dish it and what part of ILLEGAL do so many people not understand? I have no problem with those that come here the correct way, but just sneaking across our borders is costing this state and our country too much care, schooling. There are Americans who do not have as much help as illegal immigrants receive, my sister being one of them.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • luckyy13

      You’re kidding me. Come on people. What part of illegal are we missing here? I guess while you are all complaining about this might as well forget about laws and just let people do what they want. I still can’t get over the fact this is an issue. It is ILLEGAL you do know what that means right?? Secure our borders and let them follow the right way of getting into this country.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike S.

      Mexicans are flooding this country and need to go home!

      May 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • TxCowboy

      ALL – go to for a list of artists to boycott, not that any of them are anyone I'd spend my money on. Maybe they should get a taste of their own medicine. Go Az.....many other states will follow your brave lead.

      May 27, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Me

      I just don't think any of you get it. They are boycotting this law because it will cause more racial profiling. I read a story about an American Citizen from Puerto Rico who was in Illinois. He was arrested and held for four days even tho he had several forms of ID. The agents assumed his IDs were fake. These were federal agents. It is already happening before the law started. The lawsuits are going to start gushing like the oil in the Gulf.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • azgirl50

        Funny – and it's not even AZ! Are you going to boycott that state too??? Why just not boycott all of the US?

        May 27, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Why is it such a high crime to enforce this law? I understand racial profiling is not a nice thing to do and famous individuals always need new causes to speak for. But it's absolutely unlawful for anyone to come into this country illegally.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • TammyB

      Reply to Me....Then we should overhaul ALL laws as all of them could be used to racially profile ANYONE and most have certainly been used to do so. This law in Arizona actually has language in it that goes above and beyond most laws in that it totally prohibits racial profiling. I know that doesn't alleviate all problems, but we cannot overturn EVERY LAW we have simply because someone might abuse it. We have to contend with those issues on a case by case basis and hopefully it won't happen.

      May 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Kate

    Yay, Rage! This law is a blind, stupid stunt by John McCain and his band of angry teabaggers. "Kick Out the Brown People" is an unfortunate battle cry for the masses of idiots who are STILL upset that a black man is president.

    May 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jmz

      suure kate..we dont want socialism cuz obama is black..any more stoooopid libturd talking points you like to bring in? just another useful idiot who has no clue!

      May 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • EYEH8Obama

      Kate, seriously? Still, my favorite part is "This law opens the door for them to be shaked down, or even worse, detained and deported while just trying to travel home from school, from home to work, or when they just roll out with their friends.” That's right, no matter what you're doing, if it's illegal, it's illegal. Goodbye, illegals.

      May 27, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • TOMCA949

        Yes, because you actually READ the law, right? Your post shows very clearly that you did not. Get educated before you open your mouth spouting ignorance.

        May 27, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lori

      It is the people that still bring up the color of peoples skin that are the ignorant ones..... Arizona is just enforcing a federal law that is already in place that our "leader" doesnt have the balls to do.... GOD BLESS AZ !!!

      May 27, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • tis me

      Yup, let me see the list of sound strikers so I can make sure to NOT purchase their wares...AZ, thank you! Buy AZ-made products, vacation there this year!!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • dan

      It's sad that many of our governments top officials haven't read the bill and I guess you haven't as well. It simply enforces the federal law towards immigration, thats it. I'm sick and tierd of people assuming our police force can arrest someone for the color of there skin. It's sad that the people we pay to protect us, get that rap.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Krush

      Kate, have you actually read the text of the law? Do you know that most of what is in Arizona SB 1070 is already Federal law? McCain had nothing to do with Arizona SB 1070. He's a Federal Senator. It was the State Senate of Arizona that passed the law, not the Federal Senate in Washington, D.C. Can you even find Arizona on a map? If you live here in AZ, and have to constantly battle the traffic, poverty, crime, and drug cartel wars, while paying taxes and watching your money leave AZ to go to Mexico, you might understand what is really going on here. You could also benefit from a good civics lesson about how states pass their laws. Do your homework before you post such ridiculous nonsense.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      KAte, I never really put stock in what banks think, for crying out loud. Esp one called "Rage Against The Machine".
      Have you ever stopped the knee-jerk long enough to wonder why, in the '60s it was "F the Man!" "Fight the Power!" "Hell no we won't go!"

      Now that those people are in charge....they won't tolerate ANY opinions from the country, even Arizona who's fighting for its life.

      So get your facts straight!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • sixtee

      You all are so stupid, when you travel to any foreign country you have to show a Visa or a Passport – what the hell is the differnece? Because they are wetbacks? They alll need to be sent back!!!!!!!! They do not pay taxes so that is why we won't have any Social Security when we get old, it is bad enough that we support the worthless people on welfare and now we have millions more to support that sell drugs, they drive nicer vehicles then us, who live here and have worked alll our lives for what???? So these people can come in and get everything for free and the USA people are supposed to suck it up right?? Wrong – these laws need to be supported!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Psychologist

      You absolutely nailed it. Certain people are so afraid to become the minority.

      May 27, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • debra

      Obama is not black...he is half white too...remember his mother? It's not abliut's about legality...if you aren't here legally....GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      May 27, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • jen

      Youre the idiot here. Live in AZ, read the law, and then you'll be able to comment on this. AZ officials are going to actually enforce a FEDERAL LAW that's been ignored for years. If you're here legally and can show ID, you have nothing to complain about. And I don't care that Obama is black-he can be purple, pink, orange or white, it's his policies and liberal hypocrisy I cannot stand and do not support. You think the war Bush ordered is expensive????Try the bail-outs and the health care plan NO ONE supports that got passed. Gotcha there.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • nitemarebyme

      Wait, what? We have a black president? I could have sworn his mother was white........

      Is this politically correct? I believe he would be African American not black!!

      And on that note black, white and brown are not races. They are colors in my crayon box.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • LoveKate

      Kate must be totally hot. God bless them when they try to think so hard.

      May 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marilyn Slentz

      Not too much in between your ears, is there? This has nothing to do with RACE. When are the leftist, elitist, socialist, progressives going to quit USING the race card and quit using PEOPLE OF COLOR for their agenda? Love H&O'S but won't be spending my money on them......I'll be spending it in ARIZONA.

      June 12, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack Amoss

      Isn't this bands drugs buyers fans the problem, which cause the destruction of the Mexican economy intern causes the immigration problem.

      July 22, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
    • J.B.

      Some of you posters are clueless... What is AZ supposed to do? Continue being over-run by illegals draining the system of resources and jobs?

      Your stupidity is monumental. It's you morons that continue this stupidity without offering real solutions.
      As far as bands like Rage against the machine not playing in AZ . . . WHO CARES!?

      August 2, 2010 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joan

      First of all... John McCain supports AMNESTY!! Get your facts straight! This law is supporting the removal of ILLEGALS from our country (doesn't the word illegal by it's very nature mean that YOU ARE BREAKING THE LAW?) not immigration as a whole. People like you are ruining the American way of life and supporting the Socialist/Communist agenda of the morons in Washington. Maybe you should be deported to Mexico to live with the law breakers... You can support them THERE!

      August 8, 2010 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |

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