SIGN OF THE TIMES

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

“When the en­light­ened mem­bers of the Mal­ibu City Coun­cil ap­proved the re­cent re­quest from ac­tor Martin Sheen to of­fi­cially make the tony sea­side hub an of­fi­cial sanc­tu­ary city, they never thought they’d be­come the butt of a prank joke,” notes the Fed­er­a­tion for Amer­i­can Im­mi­gra­tion Re­form, which mon­i­tors im­mi­gra­tion pol­icy.

In­deed. Just a few days af­ter Mr. Sheen’s re­quest, the of­fi­cial Mal­ibu city lim­its sign on Pa­cific Coast High­way sported a new bolted-on ad­den­dum that read: “Of­fi­cial Sanc­tu­ary City: Cheap Nan­nies and Gar­den­ers Make Mal­ibu Great!”

A con­ster­na­tion and press cov­er­age en­sued; lo­cal in­sid­ers weighed in on the sign phe­nom­e­non.

“It’s more a jab at all those lazy [ex­ple­tive] Mal­ibu kids who won’t mow their own grass, moth­ers that won’t clean their own homes and ba­si­cally im­port­ing all th­ese il­le­gal aliens who are tak­ing un­skilled work,” a lo­cal po­lit­i­cal artist named “Sabo” told KABC, an ABC af­fil­i­ate.

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