SB 1070 Critic Daniel Patterson Discusses 1070 Repeal and Ethnic Studies Ban

LD 29's Dan Patterson at the state Dems' winter meeting...

Videographer Dennis Gilman and I drove down to Tucson on Saturday to check out the Arizona Democratic Party's winter meeting, held at a local high school there. Among those we chatted with was state Representative Daniel Patterson of Legislative District 29.

Patterson spoke of efforts by Dems in the state Legislature to repeal both Sand Land's breathing-while-brown-statute Senate Bill 1070, as well as House Bill 2281, the state's ethnic studies ban.

Today, state Senator Steve Gallardo held a press conference at the Capitol to announce Senate Bill 1218, which would strike 1070 from the books if passed. Patterson was there with other Democrats to support the effort.

Patterson used to go head-to-head with ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce in committee back in the day. Indeed, Patterson's questioning of Pearce was once so intense that Republicans stripped him of his committee assignment in retaliation.

Of the mean-spirited anti-immigrant insanity the state GOP continues to foist on Sand Land, Patterson had this to say in the video:

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Hrobster
Hrobster

Leftists never look like normal people. They are either frail emaciated nebish's, or look like the guy above with huge features. It's an indication of no balance, no balance at all.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 right and so that is why republicans always look retarded?

Terisita
Terisita

This faggoty looking Elvis is country ass liberal. What a joke.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Nice to see that Patterson has a spine. Note to Ms. Sinema - Patterson is what integrity looks like. If you can't rediscover your own, at least try to fake it.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Should be easy for her to fake it,everything about that self serving,Pearce loving,sorry excuse for a legislator is fake. She may as well join the Republi-Con party.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

Patterson should be the Democratic Leader. As he has shown here otherwise. While Lujan the traitor(the one who dissed the final vote on SB1070) should pack up his cowardly slimy ass and leave the D-party immediately.

Hrobster
Hrobster

And, you'd have the added feature that no democrat would ever lose sight of him, you could see him from miles away.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Hat's off to Rep. Daniel Peterson, he exhibits all the qualities that a true leader should,courage,common sense,intelligence & a true understanding of what is needed to solve the many problems that confront our state.

Dennis Gilman
Dennis Gilman

Patterson makes sense when he talks. He's got guts and doesn't take shit. I like him. 

Guest
Guest

You're right. He doesn't take any shit from a court ordering him to pay child support either. It sounds like he didn't take any shit from his ex-wife either.  What a man!!

Hrobster
Hrobster

He doesn't take shit? Well then he couldn't possibly be a Democrat or liberal.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 I'm a liberal and I don't take shit either I tell you all where to shove it.

guesst
guesst

I thought they actually proved that our tourism wasn't in fact hurt by this. Maybe I was mistaken.

Bobunf
Bobunf

You are indeed mistaken.  And aside from tourism, there were many other effects most hidden in board rooms where Arizona was passed over as a place of potential business with no comment.  But there are quite a few really obvious disasters. 

For instance, in the last few months Honeywell was awarded a $100 million contract by the City of Los Angles on the conditions that no workers from Arizona participate in any of the contract work and that the person in charge of the contract move from Arizona.  That's $100 million worth of lost jobs for Arizona on one contract, and I bet you weren't even aware of it.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 one out of many. A few companies I have read about are holding their annual winter meetings in Cali now instead of AZ.

Leonardclark
Leonardclark

Good work Mr. Lemons.  Now...the cynical part of me knows that they're (the triangulating) are doing this move for repealing the "driving while brown law" and ethnic studies because of the president's upcoming visit to Arizona and his apparent draw down on deporting the people who clean toilets, make beds and pick tomatoes. The president is trying to "play nice" now with the latino population in order to say: "hey compadres I'm not going to deport your loved ones anymore (who have been for years obeying laws and paying our taxes) in record numbers.
Please...latinos... vote for me even though I have been treating you like sh*t for the last 3 years.  Well...you know what...whatever it takes, just like Bill Clinton suddenly acting like a democrat again and getting back his religion when the whole Monica Lewinsky scandal nearly got him thrown out of office.  If the president and the democrats will just follow through, I'm willing to give them a chance but let's just hope this isn't for public consumption.
Leonard Clark
The Damn American
1-23-11
p.s. Please Mr. president really mean it this time.

Dave
Dave

Elvis looks like a filthy faggot. Fuck him. Move to Argentina you fucking faggot.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Wow Dave, Can you speak English?  Can't understand your rant.

Mistalee
Mistalee

I think he wants to fuck gay dead Elvis. No accounting for taste.

Guest
Guest

projection, Dave, projection

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