Dear friends,

As you can imagine times are way strange in Arizona these days, and that is really saying something.
But please know a change is coming. The Arizona law known as SB1070 which encourages racial profiling is being attacked on many fronts.
Protests, lawsuits and other actions are uniting people across political, ethnic, economic, state and international lines as never before.
Some people have turned to boycotting Arizona, which is well meaning, but one has to only look at Cuba to see how boycotts often hurt those who are most vulnerable to economic fluctuations.
For example, in Tucson the first people who will loose their jobs as a result of boycotts are likely in the service industry (grounds keepers, maids, busers, waiters, cooks, etc.) and likely to be targets of SB1070.
And of course when there is no work, people leave Arizona in search of economic opportunities elsewhere, which is exactly what the backers of SB1070 want.
So perhaps instead of boycotting Arizona, a visit could be seen as an opportunity to bear witness, protest and only patronize establishments which oppose the new law?
Or perhaps all or part of the money that would be spent on a state visit could be donated instead to a humanitarian organization?
Point is, if you wish to take action in protest of Arizona law SB1070, please remember there is more than one way to skin nopales.
Stay tuned and thanks for listening,



With humble and most sincere apologies to Allen Ginsberg:


GNASH ! – The Abbreviated SB1070 Subtext


saw the worst minds of their degeneration destroyed by SB1070, gluttonous hysterical overly clothed, dragging themselves through the Spanish-named streets at dawn looking for an angry border fix,

Demon-headed tricksters burning for the ancient racism of the starry-eyed scapegoat minority oppression machinery of militarized might,

Who perverted and Tea-bagged and hollow-brained and low-down sat up seething in the Arizona Legislature darkness of hot-aired flatulence floating across the tops of Phoenix contemplating their abominations,

Who bared their brain-less plan before Hell to The Arizona Governor and saw visions of migrating angels staggering through kitchens and upon lawns and on construction sites illuminated,

Who railed against liberal universities with dull eyes hallucinating Alabama and Mississippi by cross light burning sealed behind steel walls,

With the absolute bile of this poem of death they turned their hatred into SB1070, legislation that would be overcome for a thousand years.