Wednesday, April 28, 2010

'It Is the Drink of Fascists'

The kneejerk haters need to do a little research before they reflexively call for boycotts. The uninformed pantywaists who haven't the slightest clue about Arizona's new law are running around calling for boycotts far and wide and have now called for a boycott of Arizona Iced Tea.

Just one problem: It's made in New York. Talk about weapons-grade stupidity.
Opponents of Arizona's new anti-immigrant law are calling for a boycott of the state's products - including the popular Arizona Iced Tea.

The problem: Arizona Iced Tea is actually brewed in New York.

Online, misguided tea fans vowed to switch to Lipton or Snapple.

"Dear Arizona: If you don't change your immigration policy, I will have to stop drinking your enjoyable brand of iced tea," Twittered Jody Beth in Los Angeles.

"It is the drink of fascists," wrote Travis Nichols in Chicago.

The company did not return messages asking if they planned to set the public straight.

Founded in Brooklyn in 1992, the firm was based in Queens before moving into a new $35 million headquarters in Nassau County last year.
Of course the "reporter" in this case is also woefully uninformed.
The new state law allows cops to demand citizenship papers from anyone they think looks illegal.
Uh, no, it doesn't. It allows law enforcement to report anyone picked up in the commission of a crime who happens to be illegal.

Thanks to Hot Air, Five Feet of Fury, SondraK and DrewM for the links.

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