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So…Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona.


Screw you pendejos. Bwahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

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.


Commissioner Gary Pierce

Just how hard do you want to play this game? How about that water, too? Arizona and Nevada sure could use the water. 😈

  1. fxpcpa permalink
    05/20/2010 11:53

    What an absolute thing of beauty. Now,Villaraigosa can be physically in the dark as well as being intellectually in the dark.

  2. 05/20/2010 12:06

    Some of that “Oh yeah?” stuff. I like it!

  3. Dr. Jeff permalink
    05/23/2010 02:19

    25%! Gawd, what one little twitch of the switch could accomplish! Let’s say about a 5 second shutdown (accidental of course) of Az power to Los Angeles, followed by immediately turning it back on might have some really interesting effects on the L.A. power grid.

    I live in L.A., but it would be worth the hassle to see the L.A. City Council poop in their Post Toasties.

  4. 05/23/2010 07:15

    Oh, dude! Love to see that happen. Wonder if it would be a “teachable moment”? Probably not.

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