Skip to comments.Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
NOW THAT”S FUNNY!!!
PULL THE PLUG—NOW!
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
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.
Do it now!!!! Has LA responded yet?
i believe he did something about “threats”
What’s that old saying: Be careful what you ask for, you might get it?
Awesome, Way to GO AZ!!!!
PULL THE PLUG NOW!!!!
Wow, that Obama sure is one heck of a unifier, isn't he?
CW2 is looking more and more possible.
What did he do? I can’t find anything!!!
“WHO RUNS BARTERTOWM?!”
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.
The seeds of CW2 being sowed right before our eyes. The Red and the Blue, which are you?
megyn kelly on fnc had trace gallagher (?) read a response from the Mayor of LA its out there
Oh, you said “Brown-out”. That’s code! ;)
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.
100% red, white AND blue!
This is how you end the good faith between the States that holds us together and it is the short-sighted Liberals in CA (and Obama) that don’t see the big picture here as they wrongly attack and boycott an individual State.
I applaud Arizona for reminding CA/LA how stupid they are and can only hope that if push comes to shove they cut the power off.
However, we are seeing a fracture of the “faith” that keeps our states (and nation) at peace with one another and it’s disturbing.
What’s worse is that our Dear Leader is so stupid that he decided to take sides! What an American President we have...
It’s about time we started fighting back...
Bring it on. I am so fed up with politicians siding with the lawless and ignoring OUR laws.
Arizona to El Lay....STFU!! Yes! Arizona just continues to impress an encourage. Lets see if the Mayors citizens like the hike in energy bills. libs are so stupid.
When the War begins, I'll probably one of those crazy Tea Party people that the Libtards will try to round up, just like FDR rounded up the Japanese living here in WWII.
And we all thought the rebellion would start with gunfire.
Turns out there are some more interesting, if not resourceful, ways of dealing with socialism! Glad to see there are some cojones left in this country.
Do it AZ...cut the power!
Mad Max beyond Thunderdome! I run Barter Town, said the miget & the retard! a.k.a. the LA city council.
Wait ... it's going to get worse. Could be a long summer.
The commies are using an old method ... divide and conquer.
Ill tell ya what I would surely go to Arizona and fight on their side...
Hmmm, I just went to Fox and still can’t find it.
Barter Town -
A Special Place for people who have been Banned from Bartertown for egregious violations of .... Legend: Administrators, Bartertown
If I lived in AZ I would dynamite the transmission towers and make CA pay.
I wonder if he’s doing it on his own or if got support from Gov Brewer?
Great idea. Or just cut the power every time the Mayor tries to give a press conference.
Be honest Mozilla i doubt Tony Villar would call for this boycott he is p***y
Also voters tick off over DWP raise turn out be play union thugs so he has think about that
He is just tool
I love it. Cut there power now!
The way things are going we may just have to do that from our own backyards before too long.
I live in Michiganistan and deal with liberal looniness EVERY day!
“However, we are seeing a fracture of the faith that keeps our states (and nation) at peace with one another and its disturbing.
Whats worse is that our Dear Leader is so stupid that he decided to take sides! What an American President we have...”
Personally I believe Dear Leader knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s upsetting the apple cart, so he can pick up the pieces, HIS WAY.
Still funny today but a lousy headline. I see no ^threat^ in the AZ letter, only an offer to help.
Arizona ,,,,,, Shows some Kahnas while Zero fiddles .
DO IT DO IT DO IT!
NOW NOW NOW
I’d much rather see the fine folks in AZ srart a class-action lawsuit against the MSM for mis-representing this ‘new’ law.
Yeah, makes one wonder how the hell MCLAME is still in power.
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