Skip to comments.Lights Out In L.A.?
Posted on 05/20/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
Immigration: An Arizona official asks a good question: If California wants to boycott Arizona over the way it enforces federal law, what about the electricity California gets from there?
The problem with righteous indignation is that when others call you on it and tell you to put your money where your mouth is, it can cause an embarrassing leak in your hot air balloon.
Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, has done just that, calling the bluff of the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Pierce wrote Villaraigosa a letter saying in essence that if L.A. didn't need Arizona's business, maybe it didn't need Arizona's power either. Pierce noted Villaraigosa had pledged L.A. would "send a message" by cutting the "resources and ties" they share.
He wanted to know if the mayor also wants to give back the 24% of the electricity it gets from Arizona power plants.
"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," Pierce wrote, suggesting the mayor and the council were all hat and no cattle.
Actions have consequences, and so do words.
When you are prepared to enact sanctions on a neighboring state that is not your enemy, sanctions you will not impose on foreign countries who are, you'd better be prepared to go the distance.
At least you should apply your standards consistently and across the board. "I am confident that Arizona's utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands," Pierce added.
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That power plant was built by Los Angeles, in Arizona, for one reason: TO BYPASS CALIFORNIA’S POLLUTION CONTROL LAWS.
In other words, Arizona has to breathe the SMOG created by this power plant, in its servicing of Los Angeles. In fact, this power plant is HUGE and it is DIRTY, as it burns coal and actually clouds up the Grand Canyon...Arizona’s BIGGEST tourist attraction.
Arizona has EVERY RIGHT to, finally, SHUT IT DOWN.
Surely inconsistency can be enforced by Arizona...? After all, a boycott should include all monetary exchanges...
Go get em boys...heh.
Personally, I think that it would have been a good idea to turn the lights off in LA in any event.-
As the Lizard King of Los Angeles so properly phrased it over 40 years ago ...
When the musics over .. put out the lights...
I emailed the AZ gov to shut down LA’s power.
The Liberal CA Assembly is still passing garbage laws to run business out of CA.
AZ should turn the lights out in LA, Liberals were spawned in the darkness of Hades and should live that way, IMO.
What?! You can’t do that to us - we’re important members of the American left!!!
“AZ should turn the lights out in LA, Liberals were spawned in the darkness of Hades and should live that way, IMO.”
No, no, no. Let them in LA live like kings in their wind-powered Utopias.
AZ natives used to hate the Californians back in the ‘80’s, too. We spent time in Lake Havasu City then, and the natives hated for the Californians to come in for the weekends. They usually left things trashed when they left. Shut the electricity and the water off.
OhReally had it on his show tonight. The problem was that he said that Pierce was threatening to stop the flow of power to LA by flipping a switch, which is not at all what was in the letter.
O’Reilly was really an idiot tonight
It would sure be a shame if a large switch opened up on the CA-AZ transmission line. Say on a hot Friday afternoon. Just to focus everyone’s attention.
Soon we’ll hear that song
“That’s The Night That The Lights Went Out in L.A.”! LOL!