Arizona, This One’s From The Heart

I’m the grandson of a World War II “war bride” who, like many others, initially entered this country under what could charitably be termed circumstances of uncertain legality before Congress enacted a series of laws to clarify the war brides’ status and give them a path to citizenship (read: “amnesty”). Even if those laws had never been enacted, they would have come here anyway.

With this in mind, I have absolutely no qualms when I say, [expletive deleted] Arizona.

I have nothing but admiration and respect for anyone who, like my grandmother 65 years ago, is willing to leave everything and everyone they’ve ever known and loved, and who has the courage to risk it all by trying to build a better life and future for themselves and their families here, regardless of the legal circumstances under which they arrived. They are real Americans. As for those who would resort to KGB tactics to drive such people out, they are utterly undeserving of the flag they brandish about as if it was theirs alone, and they disgrace that flag by doing so.

At any rate, here are some Arizona-based companies that either have operations or sell stuff around here and that won’t be seeing any of my business anytime soon:

  • Best Western
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Dial Corporation (brands include Citré Shine, Coast, Combat, Dial, Dry Idea, L.A. Looks, Loctite, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri, Soft Scrub, Tone)
  • Fender Musical Instruments
  • Go Daddy
  • PetSmart
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • U-Haul

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One Response to “Arizona, This One’s From The Heart”

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