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Lights Out In L.A.?
Investors.com ^ | May 20, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff

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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1 posted on 05/20/2010 5:09:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

2 posted on 05/20/2010 5:16:46 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Tagline out- use detour)
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To: Kaslin

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.


3 posted on 05/20/2010 5:19:42 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Kaslin

Surely inconsistency can be enforced by Arizona...? After all, a boycott should include all monetary exchanges...

Go get em boys...heh.


4 posted on 05/20/2010 5:20:11 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Kaslin

Personally, I think that it would have been a good idea to turn the lights off in LA in any event.-


5 posted on 05/20/2010 5:21:04 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Kaslin
It sounds a little like Atlas Shrugs. Ayn Rand would be pleased by the maneuver
6 posted on 05/20/2010 5:38:29 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: BobL
They'll be paying AZ with IOU's soon anyhow ...

As the Lizard King of Los Angeles so properly phrased it over 40 years ago ...

When the musics over .. put out the lights...

7 posted on 05/20/2010 5:39:27 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: BobL

I emailed the AZ gov to shut down LA’s power.


8 posted on 05/20/2010 5:44:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; 70th Division; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

PING


9 posted on 05/20/2010 5:50:03 PM PDT by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: Kaslin
ARIZONA SHOULD TELL CALIFORNIA: DO NOT **** WITH US!! CALL FOR A BOYCOTT OF OUR STATE AND WE WILL TURN THE LIGHTS OFF IN YOUR STATE AND YOU CAN PLAY "WHERE WAS JONAH WHEN THE LIGHTS WENT OUT?".
10 posted on 05/20/2010 5:56:52 PM PDT by no dems
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To: Kaslin
This needs to be on O'Reilly Factor, Hannity, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and sent to every e-mail address in America.
"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.

11 posted on 05/20/2010 6:00:18 PM PDT by no dems
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To: BobL

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.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 6:13:58 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: Kaslin

What?! You can’t do that to us - we’re important members of the American left!!!


13 posted on 05/20/2010 6:32:55 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“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.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 6:37:16 PM PDT by BobL
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To: ExTexasRedhead

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.


15 posted on 05/20/2010 6:38:44 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: no dems

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.


16 posted on 05/20/2010 6:44:10 PM PDT by Carling (Remember November)
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To: Tzimisce

To bad


17 posted on 05/20/2010 6:55:36 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Carling

O’Reilly was really an idiot tonight


18 posted on 05/20/2010 6:57:34 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: BobL

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.


19 posted on 05/20/2010 7:20:57 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: Kaslin

Soon we’ll hear that song

“That’s The Night That The Lights Went Out in L.A.”! LOL!


20 posted on 05/20/2010 7:32:49 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KYGrandma

Without California “River People”, Havasu City wouldn’t exist....so let’s not go kneejerk, here.


21 posted on 05/20/2010 7:35:17 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Kaslin
O’Reilly was really an idiot tonight

That's because he lost all the blood to his head (it was just below his navel) given the panel....succulence unbounced. Megyn Kelly, Martha McCallum, and the kinda cute watzername.

He had that mental loofah on superscrub.

22 posted on 05/20/2010 7:37:52 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: no dems

It has been on at least three of those shows long before you posted.


23 posted on 05/20/2010 9:04:39 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: ErnBatavia

You would be surprised at the numbers of natives. Ford had their test track there and a lot of them lived in the Havasu area. We loved it there. One weekend the CA people came in and we left. When we returned, the pool area was trashed and personal items all over the place. Had to keep the kids out until it was cleaned. Uck.


24 posted on 05/20/2010 10:11:30 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: Kaslin
O’Reilly was really an idiot tonight

How could you tell?

25 posted on 05/21/2010 6:18:12 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Kaslin

Let them carry buckets home from the La Brea Tar Pits.


26 posted on 05/21/2010 7:46:49 AM PDT by reaganrevolutionin2010
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To: raybbr; Kaslin
Kaslin: O’Reilly was really an idiot tonight

Raybbr: How could you tell?

MortMan: Well, he was on TV, his mouth was moving, and there was no bowl of pasta in front of him to explain the jowl gyrations, so...

27 posted on 05/21/2010 8:00:20 AM PDT by MortMan (I'm just an injet printer in a holographic world...)
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To: MortMan
MortMan: Well, he was on TV, his mouth was moving, and there was no bowl of pasta in front of him to explain the jowl gyrations, so...

Actually, I meant, "How could you tell he was an idiot - compared to all the other times he's an idiot?"

Which is just about every time I happen to hear him talk.

28 posted on 05/21/2010 8:17:24 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: raybbr

Understood, and agreed.


29 posted on 05/21/2010 8:24:49 AM PDT by MortMan (I'm just an injet printer in a holographic world...)
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To: Kaslin

The DWP owns portions of these Power Plant, we cannot just shut them off, But, Look for the ads calling for the City of Los Angeles to divest all interests in AZ, force them to sell off their interests. Maybe the Governor of our great State of AZ should make a tender offer to BUY their Interest in these Power Plants, Make it LOUD and PUBLIC. If she did this 90% of us here in AZ would agree to a 1 time parcel tax to pay for it. Make the Offer Governor Brewer. They are on the run, put the stick in their eye, NOW.


30 posted on 05/22/2010 6:08:04 AM PDT by eyeamok
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