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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."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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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To: Mozilla
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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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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To: Mozilla

DO IT!!


41 posted on 05/19/2010 12:05:56 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Noamie

“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...”

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.


42 posted on 05/19/2010 12:06:39 PM PDT by yellowroses (a Yankee in Texas)
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To: Mozilla

Still funny today but a lousy headline. I see no ^threat^ in the AZ letter, only an offer to help.


43 posted on 05/19/2010 12:07:42 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (We were hoping for flying unicorns that crapped skittles. We got nationalized health care.)
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To: Mozilla

Arizona ,,,,,, Shows some Kahnas while Zero fiddles .


44 posted on 05/19/2010 12:07:50 PM PDT by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: Mozilla; All
American Hero
Gary Pierce



GARY PIERCE FOR ARIZONA

45 posted on 05/19/2010 12:07:57 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Mozilla

DO IT DO IT DO IT!

NOW NOW NOW


46 posted on 05/19/2010 12:08:14 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Mozilla
Here is a new FOX poll on this subject: Do You Agree With Arizona's Threats to Pull Plug on L.A.?
47 posted on 05/19/2010 12:09:34 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Obama is America’s Katrina)
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To: Mozilla

I’d much rather see the fine folks in AZ srart a class-action lawsuit against the MSM for mis-representing this ‘new’ law.


48 posted on 05/19/2010 12:10:40 PM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: roaddog727

Yes!


49 posted on 05/19/2010 12:10:47 PM PDT by benewton (Life sucks, then you die)
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To: Gasshog
Arizona just continues to impress an encourage.

Yeah, makes one wonder how the hell MCLAME is still in power.

50 posted on 05/19/2010 12:11:45 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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