The Day I Stopped Loving Steve Nash and the Suns

The owner  of the Phoenix Suns basketball team, Robert  Sarver, came out strongly opposing AZ’s new immigration laws.

Arizona’s Governor, Jan Brewer, released the following statement in response to Sarver’s criticism of the new law:

“What if the owners of the  Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying?

What if they had a good idea who the gate-crashers are but the ushers and security personnel were not allowed to ask these folks to produce their ticket stubs, thus non-paying attendees couldn’t be ejected.

Furthermore, what if Suns’ ownership was expected to provide those who sneaked in with complimentary eats and drink?

And what if, on those days when a gate-crasher became ill or injured, the Suns had to provide free medical care and shelter?”

  • posse 101

    an excellent analogy by Brewer. and it proves the old adage that wisdom and wealth don't always go together.

  • guest

    "What if the owners of the Suns discovered that hordes of people were sneaking into games without paying?"

    Um, more like what if the owner of the Suns employed hordes of people to do all the dirty work at below minimum wage and could ignore labor and workplace safety laws because the hordes can't go to the police. What if the owner of the Suns greatly increased his profit margins due to using undocumented labor, and the local community collected sales tax from these hordes every time they shopped and the govt. collected Social Security from those with fake cards who will never collect a penny.

    Yea, we can all talk about what if.

    • Joshua

      Thanks for building a case against illegals. It hurts everyone, including illegals and American citizens that are illegally unemployed due to illegal hiring of illegals. Yes, black market labor is bad, but not just for illegals. It is bad for all Americans, especially those that could have a job if not for the criminal actions of illegals and their contractors and corporations that hire them – illegally.

    • Joshua

      BTW, it is not "undocumented" labor. It is "illegal" labor. It is a criminal offense both to hire illegals and to be here in America w/o appropriate legal papers. What you describe is basically almost, close-to slave-labor. The illegals have zero rights with the employer. They know this. The employer knows it. It creates a black market of labor, millions, taking away jobs from legal citizens. It creates a false wage scale as well, undercutting American citizens wages and fundamentally hurting American citizens opportunities for low-skilled jobs. It use to be that American citizens built housing all across America. Today, those jobs are lost to illegals, hired illegally by corrupt contractors, hurting Americans. What – if indeed, we had immigration laws that were enforced and American citizens had those jobs? What if Contractors were forced to hire Legal Citizens and pay them Legal Wages? Hmmmm….

    • CanadConserv

      If it were that good, then Gov Brewer wouldn't be looking to evict illegals, and California wouldn't be going bankrupt.

  • danseagull

    WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE WORD ILLEGAL THAT THESE PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS DON'T UNDERSTAND ??? …. I KNOW THAT MOST ILLEGALS ARE GOOD AND HARD WORKING PEOPLE , BUT THE RULES ARE THE RULES …. THIS IS A COUNTRY OF LAWS , AND IF OUR COUNTRY IS TO EXCEL EVERYONE MUST FOLLOW THE RULES AND THE LAWS OF THAT COUNTRY ….. THIS IDEA SHOULD'NT BE SUCH A THING FOR THE OWNER OF THE PHOENIX SUNS TO UNDERSTAND ….. SHOULD IT ????

  • slk

    it's a known fact, that politicians, live by the vote!!! and a certain party, found out, you can get more votes, with honey (freebies), then you can with vinegar( the law)!!!