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L.A. Vs. Arizona
Invstors.com ^ | May 13, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

Posted on 05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT by Kaslin

Illegal Immigration: Los Angeles' city council votes to boycott Arizona for its enforcement of existing federal law. No word yet on how China's human rights violations will be treated. Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

The next time the Lakers play Los Suns in Phoenix, traveling fans are advised to bring their own snacks. The L.A. City Council voted 13-1 on Wednesday to economically boycott the state of Arizona for daring to protect its borders against the crime, violence and illegal immigration that recently took the life of an Arizona rancher and has made Phoenix the kidnapping capital of the U.S.

Council member and co-sponsor Janice Hahn, who is also running for California lieutenant governor, was asked about the Lakers' upcoming NBA playoff series with the Suns. Games 3 and 4 are scheduled in Phoenix. Hahn told NBCLA, "If you go, we're hoping you take your own snacks and won't buy things in Arizona." This is beyond silly.

The Arizona law, SB1070, empowers local police officers to check the immigration status of individuals whom they have encountered during a "lawful contact," if an officer reasonably suspects the person stopped of being in the country illegally, and if an inquiry into the person's status is "practicable."

Councilman Ed Reyes, one of the measure's co-sponsors, sees it differently: "As an American, I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport. If I come across an officer who's having a bad day and feels that the picture on my ID is not me, I can be ... deported, no questions asked. That is not American." Neither is it true.

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1 posted on 05/13/2010 5:34:30 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Maybe the Suns can move to LA.


2 posted on 05/13/2010 5:39:41 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: " ...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: Kaslin

Isn’t it funny how when getting points added to your SAT score, scholarships, loans, job hiring, job advancement and entry into professional schools and Government positions, no one has an issue raising their hand to identify ethnicity.

Now they are angry?

Selective anger.


3 posted on 05/13/2010 5:43:56 PM PDT by wac3rd (Prepare for the November 2010 Tsunami)
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To: donna

L.A. can have em ;-)


4 posted on 05/13/2010 5:44:09 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: donna

Screw LA and the Suns!

I won’t be going to LA anymore!

In fact I won’t be buying any produce fruit nuts or anything else made or grown in California!

As a contractor I am canceling a major job that was sked for work in California next fall. As far as I’m concerned .....Who needs California .....Screw that Place!


5 posted on 05/13/2010 5:45:23 PM PDT by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: Kaslin

Something tells me though they won’t cancel their contract with AZ for water or electricity.


6 posted on 05/13/2010 5:45:27 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Kaslin

7 posted on 05/13/2010 5:47:23 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Kaslin

Let us pause a moment to recognize Councilmember Greg Smith, the lone dissenter on the vote.

Also, 72.9% responders to local L.A. TV station poll say NO to the following question: “Do you agree with the plan for Los Angeles to boycott Arizona?”

The link (scroll halfway down on right): http://www.ktla.com/


8 posted on 05/13/2010 5:48:23 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: donna

California is so far in the hole and they’re picking on Arizona?


9 posted on 05/13/2010 5:49:37 PM PDT by donhunt (I used to have a US senator who lived in a compound.)
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To: Kaslin

Someone wrote that the LA boycott could cost Arizona 7 million dollars.

That isn’t much next to the amount that good people will spend coming here for vacations and recreation. Then you can add to this the amount that our citizens will spend in state instead.

Liberals are fleeing Arizona.
Illegals are fleeing Arizona.
Dopers and drug dealers are fleeing Arizona.
Politically correct types are fleeing Arizona.

Come and join us. It’s turning into paradise here.


10 posted on 05/13/2010 5:51:13 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Mexico presents a more profound threat to our territorial integrity than Germany or Japan ever did.)
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To: Kaslin

I support for all illegal immigrants to boycott AZ and go to California. The legislature there obviously has your support.


11 posted on 05/13/2010 5:51:44 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Sarah Palin for 2012!)
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To: hawaiianninja

Az should offer free bus to illegals to downtown LA.


12 posted on 05/13/2010 5:52:44 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: Kaslin

Arizona should have amended their law to give a 3-month grace period to any illegal immigrant who wanted to relocate to California, and U-Haul rentals would be provided by the state.

Good grief, even parts of Mexico are run more sensibly than California.


13 posted on 05/13/2010 5:53:34 PM PDT by ksm1
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To: EnglishOnly
In fact I won’t be buying any produce fruit nuts or anything else made or grown in California!

If that one every took off it would sink the state. Agriculture is a big export in California. Are you serious about this?

14 posted on 05/13/2010 5:54:28 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: EnglishOnly
In fact I won’t be buying any produce fruit nuts or anything else made or grown in California!

Most of that stuff is produced in the good part of California, so be very careful that you don't end up hurting good people who totally agree with us.

That said, I won't be taking a scheduled trip to San Diego that I take every year just because I won't feel safe there, or on the trip over there.

15 posted on 05/13/2010 5:55:09 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Illegal is not a race, it is a crime)
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To: EnglishOnly
In fact I won’t be buying any produce fruit nuts or anything else made or grown in California!

You might want to re-think this.

Most of growers in the Central Valley are NOT brain-dead liberals. Instead, most are hard-working, God-fearing conservatives.

You won't be hurting California, you'll be hurting the farmers. And, like Victor Davis Hanson (college professor...and raisin grower), they're on our side.

16 posted on 05/13/2010 5:55:16 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

We usually go to LA for a 3-day weekend every Fall. Good hotels, shows, shopping, great food. She who must be obeyed sees it as a big deal every year. Today we both agreed, Arizona is our new destination. $2,500-3,000 is what we usually do.


17 posted on 05/13/2010 5:55:33 PM PDT by whence911 (Here illegally? Go home. Get in line!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom; EnglishOnly

Actually I believe AZ gets most of its fruit from Mexico rather than CA.


18 posted on 05/13/2010 5:55:35 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: okie01

CA lawmakers and environmentalists are hurting their own Central CA farmers because of the water issue and smelt fish preservation.


19 posted on 05/13/2010 5:57:09 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Kaslin
Umm...if it's really Arizona vs L.A., the Americans in Arizona will win hands down.

Los Angeles is a pale ghost of its former self. If Ms. Brewer wants to send the AZ ANG to finish the job, won't take more than a day or two.

The Reconquistas in LA are only there for the goodies. Once the candy store is closed, they'll be moving on to the next patch of suckers (Seattle? Portland?). If someone were to contest their occupation of the land, they'd be gone overnight.

Best part, the American Patriots in Arizona would get some beach front property; they deserve it, Villaraigosa doesn't.

20 posted on 05/13/2010 5:58:37 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out!! The Americans are On the March!! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: sabe@q.com
CA lawmakers and environmentalists are hurting their own Central CA farmers because of the water issue and smelt fish preservation.

Apoint well-worth repeating.

They're going thru a very bad time...we shouldn't make it worse.

21 posted on 05/13/2010 6:04:00 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Kaslin

They must truly believe that the Hispanic vote is the goose that lays the golden egg for Democrats. All the more reason to get them out now.

Oklahoma passed a pretty aggressive anti-immigration law a few years back and there was no outcry over it. And it has resulted in many illegals leaving the state.

They know this law is a winner.


22 posted on 05/13/2010 6:05:18 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: whence911

This should do it for you: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2513147/posts?page=4#4


23 posted on 05/13/2010 6:16:34 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: EnglishOnly

Evidently the damn illegal aliens need Los Angeles.

Perhaps Arizona should cut off the water and electricity being piped out of their state and into Illegalos Alienes.


24 posted on 05/13/2010 6:20:22 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: Kaslin
I propose that the City of Los Angeles severe immediately all sister city ties with Japan over its Immigration Policy and tough treatment of foreigners, including US citizens hailing from California.

After all, American citizens who go to work in Japan must:

a) obtain a visa;

b) submit photographs, fingerprints, fill out forms; have a sponsor; c) cannot go on Japanese social services/welfare but must work and have guaranteed income--if not a student or missionary;

d) be given a "Foreigners Card" which has their fingerprint and photograph and personal details. This foreigner card must, by established immigration law, be carried on the person wherever they go for as long as they are a resident in Japan.

e) A Japanese police officer can ask at any time to see such a card, or passport, to verify that the person is in the country illegally. They have been known to stop someone and just check it (even on the basis they are non-Japanese) and in some cases, people illegally in their country such as visa overstayers, have been detained and then processed for deportation in as quickly as three days, allowing them to get their affairs in order and ship their things out of Japan.

LOS ANGELES HAS THE FOLLOWING SISTER CITY AGREEMENTS WITH *CRUEL* *MEAN-SPIRITED* JAPAN:

Nagoya, Japan

http://sistercities.lacity.org/html/06.htm

A variety of other activities occur between the City of Los Angeles and Japan, which are taxpayer funded.

This needs to be brought up as a general city council issue at the next city council. /sarc

25 posted on 05/13/2010 6:23:00 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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26 posted on 05/13/2010 6:24:52 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin

Conservative people through the Tea Party should announce to L.A. that there will be a lot less money spent there, and also a lot less people at Suns’ games.


27 posted on 05/13/2010 6:26:48 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: sabe@q.com
Actually I believe AZ gets most of its fruit from Mexico rather than CA.

A whole lot more than fruit produced in California.

Do you buy any of these?

Almonds Wine1 Dairy and products Cotton Table grapes1 Walnuts Oranges and products1, 2 Pistachios Tomatoes, processed1 Strawberries1 Rice Lettuce Raisins Beef and products3 Dried Plums Peaches & nectarines Hay1 Broccoli1 Lemons1 Grapefruit Carrots Tomatoes, fresh1 Plums Celery1 Onions1 Flowers & nursery2 Cherries Cauliflower Melons Potatoes Raspberries Pears Grape juice Apples Garlic Spinach Bell & chili peppers1, 2 Cabbage Turkey Kiwi Dates Olives Tangerines and manderins Wheat Figs Sweet Potatoes Apricots Asparagus1 Cottonseed byproducts Avocados Eggs Dry Beans Chickens Artichokes Mushrooms

28 posted on 05/13/2010 6:29:31 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: rsobin
Yes.

RETALIATE.

ESCALATE.

Meet every boycott they announced against common sense Constitutionalism, with two boycotts of Socialist Paradise.

29 posted on 05/13/2010 6:30:04 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (ARIZONA 2010 is historic. It is the Alamo, it is THE BATTLE between US Sovereignty and Reconquista.)
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To: Kaslin

Cali buys electric and water from Arizona...Oh, the possibilities with this boycott!!!


30 posted on 05/13/2010 6:30:38 PM PDT by hope
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To: Kaslin
Kiss My AZ!

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31 posted on 05/13/2010 6:31:44 PM PDT by Oceander (The Price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance -- Thos. Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t let your idiocy hold you back.


32 posted on 05/13/2010 6:34:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

LA is a bankrupt sanctuary city. They were about to run out of other people’s money about now anyways.


33 posted on 05/13/2010 6:36:23 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Kaslin

Link at Drudge: Holder hasn’t read Arizona law he criticized


34 posted on 05/13/2010 6:40:41 PM PDT by hope
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To: Kaslin

Maybe the Lakers can rent a couple of motor homes in CA and camp out in them while they are here in AZ. That’s what Harlan Ellison did when he was here for a convention about 30 years ago. Of course, Harlan has the cojones to stick to his guns even during the heat of the desert summer. I wouldn’t expect that from spoiled athletes.


35 posted on 05/13/2010 6:41:28 PM PDT by spaced
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To: Kaslin

Did the fans buy the tickets? Or are Los Suns and Los Lakers letting them jump the turnstiles?


36 posted on 05/13/2010 6:41:54 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Kaslin

Maybe them Californicators will stay in their socialist paradise and chase the productive ones Arizona’s way! Whoo Hoo! Gotta love when a plan comes together!


37 posted on 05/13/2010 6:44:19 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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To: donhunt
You know, Arizona elected an Hispanic governor before anyone even know what one was:

Arizona Governor Raul H. Castro, 1975-1977
Born: Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, June 12, 1916

38 posted on 05/13/2010 6:45:30 PM PDT by donna (Sarah Palin: " ...all of us, who consider ourselves progressive...")
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To: Kaslin

LA get power from the Hover dam cut off their power supply and let them live in a darken city.


39 posted on 05/13/2010 6:46:05 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I agree with not wanting to hurt the good conservative people of the Central Valley. But as far as wine goes, Argentinian reds are far superior. Australian wines are wonderful too and a good value.

And Napa and Sonoma are pretty lib....

Do these tools realize even Caesar Chavez was anti-illegal immigration???


40 posted on 05/13/2010 6:46:34 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: whence911

Good on ya and welcome!


41 posted on 05/13/2010 6:49:46 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (Mexico presents a more profound threat to our territorial integrity than Germany or Japan ever did.)
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To: Kaslin

First of all, a State legislator in CA has proposed that CA not import electricity from other States or Mexico, where it is produced not in compliance with CA CO2 laws. This is about 20% of their electricity.

It is mostly directed at the coal fired Navajo Generating Station, because the left bitterly hates coal and wants to outlaw its use altogether.

Second, AZ currently keeps tens of thousands of CA prisoners in private prisons. So if the boycott is legitimate, they should be sent home to CAs already overcrowded prisons, or released in CA.

There are only three major crossings on the border between AZ and CA. They have fruit inspection stations on them, that could easily be turned into citizenship inspection stations. If you’re not a legal citizen, turn your vehicle around, Californian.


42 posted on 05/13/2010 6:57:03 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

Arizona won’t need as much money when the illegals leave and education, health care, welfare, law enforcement, destruction of property, etc. costs go down.


43 posted on 05/13/2010 6:58:41 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: donna

...Maybe Arizona can move all the illegal immigrants to Hell Angel, and let them deal with it. Bravo, Arizona, for standing up against the Feds...


44 posted on 05/13/2010 7:02:39 PM PDT by gargoyle (..."I have not yet begun to fight" John Paul Jones...)
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To: donna

great find


45 posted on 05/13/2010 7:06:29 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: sabe@q.com

If Jan Brewer cut off the Colorado River water to L.A., then they’d find out what a REAL drought is like!


46 posted on 05/13/2010 7:06:32 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: donna

Maybe Los Suns can move to Nuevo Laredo.


47 posted on 05/13/2010 7:08:10 PM PDT by Judges Gone Wild (Who is this uncircumcised, to oppose the armies of The Living God?)
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To: metmom
Wow, what a racist thing to say.

Obviously the illegal immigrants who have broken federal law by either entering illegally or overstaying a visa deserve all of the following: free education, health care, welfare, etc. After all, the law doesn't really mean anything. What we need to do is give them everything they need with other people's money. In fact, we need to institute an affirmative action program for illegal aliens. They are severely underrepresented at most universities in this country. Something has to be done.

48 posted on 05/13/2010 7:10:14 PM PDT by IHateLeftists
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To: Judges Gone Wild

CA has water. The problem is they won’t release it in Central CA where it is mostly agricultural because of the smelt fish environmental concerns.


49 posted on 05/13/2010 7:10:28 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Kaslin


50 posted on 05/13/2010 7:13:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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