Arizona Fights Back Against Boycott

Arizona's state flower: the Saguaro cactus blossom


I just love Arizona.
It’s the first state to finally do something about the illegal immigration that a consistent majority of Americans disapprove. It has a governor who refuses to suffer the fool in the White House who makes Arizona a butt for his jokes. Now, Arizona has responded to the Los Angeles City Council’s vote to boycott the state because of its immigration law.
Yesterday, May 18, Gary Pierce, a commissioner elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission — the state’s utility regulation panel — sent a letter to L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, in which Pierce pointed out that if L.A. “truly desires” an economic boycott, Arizona will stop providing power to the California city that currently gets about 25% of its power from Arizona producers:

Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,

I was dismayed to learn that the Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based companies — a vote you strongly supported — to show opposition to SB 1070 (Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act).
You explained your support of the boycott as follows: “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona.  Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.” (emphasis added)
I received your message; please receive mine.  As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the “resources and ties” we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty-five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.
If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.
People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A state-wide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.
Sincerely,
Commissioner Gary Pierce

Bravo, Arizona! Know that millions of Americans are cheering you on!
H/t Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit!
~Eowyn

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Dave from Atlanta
Dave from Atlanta
10 years ago

Priceless!

Doc's Wife
Doc's Wife
10 years ago

Dave from Atlanta–What is going on in your fair city lately? I go there every couple of weeks to shop, and there are many, many more Muslim women out than I have EVER seen. I realize y’all have a lot of them, but this is an obvious and sudden increase. Just wonder why now?

ron
ron
10 years ago

As if California doesn’t have enough problems, now they’re starting a war they can’t win, a war that will virtually shut down Los Angeles. It’s actually funny. These idiots running California are broke, can’t meet their budget demands, are increasing taxes to cover their vacant asses, and are now starting a battle that will only add to their misery. A considerable number of small businesses have already left the state and migrated to, of all places, Arizona–where they are taxed less. I wonder how long it will be before the idiots running California will wake up and join the rest… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago
Reply to  ron

Yeah, they’ll probably blame Bush when they lose.

Ric
Ric
10 years ago

I live in California and DO NOT SUPPORT OUR LEADERS DECISION. They did this without letting the people vote on it. That’s probably because the people screaming the loudest can’t vote. So hard for me to hear one American condemning another American for wanting to fallow the laws that has already been in place to protect their people and their tax dollars. I just felt like I needed to say something to let Arizona know that there are a lot of supporters here in California of what they are doing. I think this letter that was written was brilliant. If… Read more »

tina
10 years ago

Arizona ROCKS! Speak without fear,because the patriotic majority is behind you,Calif has a majority of communist liberals in at present that are gonna get STOMPED!We the people have a job to do concerning {Illegals} including the one in the White House!

Tom in NC
Tom in NC
10 years ago

Go ahead Arizona, flip the switches and cut the power to L.A., the libs will come around to rational thought when the Starbuck’s go dark and they can’t get their lattes, when they have to lie in their own sweat on those hot humid summer nights with no air conditioning and when they can’t get their daily dose of liberal BS from CNN, MSNBC, etc. The liberal pansies will wuss out after one day.

Mari
Mari
10 years ago

I’m a Californian who is frustrated and embarrassed over the Presidents and CA’s public officials reaction to AZ trying to defend itself. Too long have the borders been left defenseless. This wouldn’t happen in any other country! The federal govt doesn’t seem to care. What recourse did AZ have? And it’s not like they made the verbage up…they adopted it from the federal law. The federal law that isn’t enforced. But even if CA doesn’t agree with SB1070, it’s cruel to hurt the people of AZ with boycotts.

Joan
Editor
Joan
10 years ago

Excellent letter to California! I agree, it is priceless and even funny! Makes them look like fools! Having read this ten page bill, it actually dovetails the federal law and affirms it within the body of the Bill. I guess that no one wants to actually read it!

bob tyler
bob tyler
10 years ago

The IRCA of 1986 has never been enforced. Kudos to Arizona for their attempts to stem the flow of illegal immigrants, drugs and terrorists.
I am changing my plans to vacation from San Diego to Arizona, even if it’s Winslow

David
David
10 years ago

As I’ve said repeated: “Arizona, the last of the Free States!” I am proud to an Arizonian and the way our legislature and governor stood up to the idiots on both “left” coasts and the MSM. Go Girl, you’ve earned my vote!!!!
From Sierra Vista, only 6 miles from the border.

lesia
lesia
10 years ago

They left Arizona and headed to Alabama!
They are all criminals but their lawyers smile and ignore the crime.
What are they teaching lawyers in schools these days when they justify lawbreaking?

Bruce P
Bruce P
10 years ago

How riled would anybody be,when a Pregnant Hispanic woman with 3 kids in tow,bought beer,booze and soda’s with a wad of cash.Then,she paid for the rest of her purchases with a food stamp card,all the while speaking spanish to the check-out girl.
I’m Bruce P in Arizona Stand or Fall

Benito
Benito
10 years ago

I hope that every American, regardless of where he lives, will stop and examine his conscience about this and other related incidents. This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened. All of us ought to have the right to be treated as he would wish to be treated, as one would wish his children to be treated, but this is not the case. I know the proponents of… Read more »

DCG
DCG
10 years ago
Reply to  Benito

Nice rehash…
What part of ILLEGAL do you not understand?

ClassicFilm
10 years ago
Reply to  Benito

ROFL – Benito, you sure do get around. You’ve been pasting this exact same crapolla on every blog you can for the last couple of weeks. Hilarious… is the Soros machine paying you, or are you unemployed, thus having too much free time on your hands? I did a Google search on this posting of yours – crikey sakes, you’ve been a busy statist bee! Bzz, bzz.
To Eowyn – eloquently said, backed with facts and passion. Loved it!

ron
ron
10 years ago

Maybe someone should check Bonito’s papers. She’s probably an illegal herself. Or, she might be a stooge just trying to piss us off. She makes no sense whatsoever spouting her garbage about how our nation was founded. Our nation was founded to keep her kind out. When the shit hits the fan–Mexicans better be on the run because the red necks down here in Fl will shoot them dead. I went through Hurricane Andrew. Right after it passed there were a number of looters, most of them black or Mexican. In the daytime the police would come through our neighborhood… Read more »

Niko, Orange County, CA
Niko, Orange County, CA
10 years ago

Nice response from AZ! I have another suggestion to Arizona officials: L.A. Boycott fee of let say $2000 for every import / export container that gets discharged or loaded in the port of L.A. and passes thru Arizona territory.
It would’nt stop the trade or hurt the rest of the country. They can use the adjacent port of Long Beach that hasn’t called for AZ boycott. It would deprive LA’s mayor and his beloved unions from fees and taxes though.

Dave
Editor
10 years ago

I think Benito Marxilini is a serial seminar poster/spambot, as I think I have seen that exact same post before right here at FotM. BTW, Benito, in the off chance that you aren’t a roving spambot, should the repubs win the White House in 2012, I am going to begin a nationwide campaign to have our immigration laws re-written to match the immigration laws of Mexico verbatim. Be sure and mention that later tonight when you are picking the lint out of George Soros’ belly button. Who knows? Maybe he will give you a fresh set of personally autographed knee… Read more »

tina
10 years ago

just read where the LA mayor is dissing this. Come on Arizona, let them have it!

Julie
Julie
10 years ago

I am a native, born and raised in the state of AZ.
How dare any other state comment on what we feel is the correct way to defend our border! If they want to help then send some damn money to keep the thousands that come through our state and jeopardize the security of the United States. For God’s sake isn’t just like everyone to stick their nose in where it doesn’t belong? Does the date 911 ring a bell??

Joan
Editor
Joan
10 years ago

Eowyn is on the money all the way! I have learned about “material fallacies,” when I attended the National Judicial College. It is a process where real issues are set aside by attempting masking through emotions and subversion of what the real issues are…that is what is going on here in this blog on this issue, specifically Benito’s deceptive comment. Where are the bleeding hearts for the people of the State of Arizona who are suffering from this nightmare? Do you have empathy for them?