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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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To: Mozilla

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...


21 posted on 05/19/2010 11:59:13 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Mozilla

It’s about time we started fighting back...


22 posted on 05/19/2010 11:59:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Americans..speak of capitalism's glories(rather)than of socialism's greatness. Elena Kagan (thesis))
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To: Mozilla

Bring it on. I am so fed up with politicians siding with the lawless and ignoring OUR laws.


23 posted on 05/19/2010 12:00:04 PM PDT by gathersnomoss (Please God, watch over our country.)
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To: NoGrayZone

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.


24 posted on 05/19/2010 12:00:39 PM PDT by Gasshog (going to get what all those libs asked for, but its not what they expected.)
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To: Kartographer
Living in Kaliforny, I'm currently behind enemy lines.

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.

25 posted on 05/19/2010 12:01:08 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Obama, proving Hillary right that it takes a Village Idiot.)
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To: Mozilla

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!


26 posted on 05/19/2010 12:01:33 PM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: massgopguy

Mad Max beyond Thunderdome! I run Barter Town, said the miget & the retard! a.k.a. the LA city council.


27 posted on 05/19/2010 12:01:45 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Why is the 0bama regime afraid to be proud of and protect our country?)
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To: Noamie
This is how you end the good faith between the States that holds us together

Wait ... it's going to get worse.  Could be a long summer.

The commies are using an old method ... divide and conquer.

28 posted on 05/19/2010 12:01:56 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: Mozilla
Mr Pierce to Mr Viagra-igosa: "Sumara-beach someone's done went pulled da plug! Sorry, LA........."


29 posted on 05/19/2010 12:01:57 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: softwarecreator

Ill tell ya what I would surely go to Arizona and fight on their side...


30 posted on 05/19/2010 12:02:17 PM PDT by crazydad (What)
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To: sabe@q.com

Hmmm, I just went to Fox and still can’t find it.


31 posted on 05/19/2010 12:02:46 PM 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
Got a better idea.
Just jack up the price for power and water going to the PRK. And jack it up again every time the Mayor of LA or the Governator opens their mouths.
32 posted on 05/19/2010 12:02:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Mozilla
Arizona, perhaps you can find OTHER customers for your electricity. Sell to Utah. :)
33 posted on 05/19/2010 12:02:54 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: massgopguy

Barter Town -

A Special Place for people who have been Banned from Bartertown for egregious violations of .... Legend: Administrators, Bartertown


34 posted on 05/19/2010 12:03:11 PM PDT by 23 Everest (Why is the 0bama regime afraid to be proud of and protect our country?)
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To: Kartographer

If I lived in AZ I would dynamite the transmission towers and make CA pay.


35 posted on 05/19/2010 12:03:26 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: 23 Everest; Mozilla

I wonder if he’s doing it on his own or if got support from Gov Brewer?


36 posted on 05/19/2010 12:04:15 PM PDT by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Little Ray

Great idea. Or just cut the power every time the Mayor tries to give a press conference.


37 posted on 05/19/2010 12:04:27 PM PDT by Noamie
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To: Mozilla

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


38 posted on 05/19/2010 12:04:35 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: Mozilla

I love it. Cut there power now!


39 posted on 05/19/2010 12:04:45 PM PDT by RDasher ("El Nino is climate, La Nina is weather")
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To: crazydad
Ill tell ya what I would surely go to Arizona and fight on their side...

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!

40 posted on 05/19/2010 12:04:55 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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