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Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott
Fox News ^ | May 19, 2010 | Judson Berger

Posted on 05/19/2010 11:48:14 AM PDT by Mozilla

A member of Arizona's top government utilities agency threw down the gauntlet in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution for the city's boycott of Arizona. If Los Angeles wants to boycott Arizona, it had better get used to reading by candlelight.

That's the message from a member of Arizona's top government utilities agency, who threw down the gauntlet Tuesday in a letter to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa by threatening to cut off the city's power supply as retribution.

Gary Pierce, a commissioner on the five-member Arizona Corporation Commission, wrote the letter in response to the Los Angeles City Council's decision last week to boycott the Grand Canyon State -- in protest of its immigration law -- by suspending official travel there and ending future contracts with state businesses.

Noting that a quarter of Los Angeles' electricity comes from Arizona power plants, Pierce threatened to pull the plug if the City Council does not reconsider.

"Doggone it -- if you're going to boycott this candy store ... then don't come in for any of it," Pierce told FoxNews.com.

In the letter, he ridiculed Villaraigosa for saying that the point of the boycott was to "send a message" by severing the "resources and ties" they share.

"I received your message; please receive mine. As a statewide 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," Pierce wrote.

"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."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1070; aliens; arizona; losangeles
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Ha! Not a bad idea by cutting the power to LA. Bet the water resources to Los Angeles is next. 25% of the supply would be cut off if this goes through.
1 posted on 05/19/2010 11:48:14 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

NOW THAT”S FUNNY!!!


2 posted on 05/19/2010 11:49:42 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience....)
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To: Mozilla

PULL THE PLUG—NOW!


3 posted on 05/19/2010 11:50:06 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Mozilla

I live in LA and I don’t blame Arizona one bit for doing this. Our horny mayor who can’t keep it in his pants is instigating all of this for political gain


4 posted on 05/19/2010 11:51:56 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Mozilla

Not to mention how high prices are going to be, if Arizona cuts out LA. The price for the marginal unit of energy will jump, just in time for summer. Cali will be further in the red. All because socialist/communist rats control Cali.


5 posted on 05/19/2010 11:52:27 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative (November, here we come!)
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To: Mozilla

Do it now!!!! Has LA responded yet?


6 posted on 05/19/2010 11:53:26 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (We need a new underground railroad, this time above ground and based on the facts of liberal slavery)
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To: Mozilla

Go Arizona!


7 posted on 05/19/2010 11:54:35 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: NoGrayZone

i believe he did something about “threats”


8 posted on 05/19/2010 11:54:57 AM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Mozilla

What’s that old saying: Be careful what you ask for, you might get it?


9 posted on 05/19/2010 11:55:15 AM PDT by anoldafvet (As of 12/24/2009, no more democrats elected - ever)
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To: Mozilla; All

Awesome, Way to GO AZ!!!!

PULL THE PLUG NOW!!!!


10 posted on 05/19/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT by el_texicano (Liberals, Socialist, DemocRATS, all touchy, feely, mind numbed robots, useless idiots at best!!!)
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So now it's state vs. state?

Wow, that Obama sure is one heck of a unifier, isn't he?

CW2 is looking more and more possible.

11 posted on 05/19/2010 11:55:29 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: sabe@q.com

What did he do? I can’t find anything!!!


12 posted on 05/19/2010 11:55:54 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (We need a new underground railroad, this time above ground and based on the facts of liberal slavery)
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To: sabe@q.com

“WHO RUNS BARTERTOWM?!”


13 posted on 05/19/2010 11:56:00 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Mozilla

Should be an interesting summer. Constant brown-outs in LA. Those “illegal housekeepers” are going to get pretty hot in the Al-Gore-style houses.


14 posted on 05/19/2010 11:56:36 AM PDT by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: softwarecreator

The seeds of CW2 being sowed right before our eyes. The Red and the Blue, which are you?


15 posted on 05/19/2010 11:56:40 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Mozilla

16 posted on 05/19/2010 11:57:02 AM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: NoGrayZone

megyn kelly on fnc had trace gallagher (?) read a response from the Mayor of LA its out there


17 posted on 05/19/2010 11:57:18 AM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Reagan69

Oh, you said “Brown-out”. That’s code! ;)


18 posted on 05/19/2010 11:57:41 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Mozilla

I love this guy! He’s got the balls to stand up to these idiots who mostly likely have not read the bill and are too cowardly to be proud of & protect their own country.

I smell progressives.


19 posted on 05/19/2010 11:57:51 AM PDT by 23 Everest (Why is the 0bama regime afraid to be proud of and protect our country?)
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To: Kartographer
The Red and the Blue, which are you?

100% red, white AND blue!  

20 posted on 05/19/2010 11:58:00 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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