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    Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law | Reuters

    City Council members who voted 13-1 in favor of the punitive measure said it could affect about $8 million in contracts with Arizona, but Los Angeles must first decide which of those agreements it can break without triggering lawsuits.

    Another $50 million in contracts will remain in place but the council directed city department heads to refrain from doing future business with Arizona or companies headquartered there whenever possible.
    A nationwide study by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press released on Wednesday found that 59 percent of adults approve of Arizona's new law, while just 25 percent support President Barack Obama's immigration policy.

    Seventy-three percent of those surveyed said they backed a measure requiring people to produce documents verifying their legal status if police ask for them, while 67 percent approve of allowing police to detain anyone who cannot verify that they are in the country legally.

    Setting aside the oddity of the idea, my mind was blown by this:

    "I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport," Councilman Ed Reyes said before the vote. "If I come across an officer who's had a bad day and feels the picture on my ID is not me, I could be summarily deported -- no questions asked. That is not American."
    How stupid can you be? If you don't understand how the bill works, maybe you shouldn't be voting on whether to boycott an entire state over it.
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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    This is just foolish and stupid. Shame on Los Angales for acting like a tantruming child. This is interesting
    "I cannot go to Arizona today without a passport," Councilman Ed Reyes said before the vote. "If I come across an officer who's had a bad day and feels the picture on my ID is not me, I could be summarily deported -- no questions asked. That is not American."
    Can I say that "I can't go to Los Angales and get around without knowing Spanish"? These guys are acting all butt hurt over a law that the Republicans have passed that they aren't happy with. Who boycotts a state over something that isn't their business? They are acting like little children throwing hissy fits.

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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Although Arizona can't deport anyone, thereby making these people morons (which is why they got into government likely), people are free to boycott anything they wish.
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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    Although Arizona can't deport anyone, thereby making these people morons (which is why they got into government likely), people are free to boycott anything they wish.
    But if they are working in the public interest, shouldn't they work in the realm of FACTS and not some fantasy spewed by hate-filled liberals?
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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    My own city is making me puke. This is a city that feels the pinch because of illegal immigration probably even moreso than Arizona, and we're going to boycott a city that is doing something about it? Shame on my city council. They've run this city to the ground. We're about to go bankrupt and they're going to lecture Arizona about morality?

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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Dear Los Angeles City Counsel, thanks for boycotting Arizona. No, seriously, it's a really great use of your time. I know you're super, amazing busy what with carrying out this meaningless grandstanding, but do you think you could find the time to build a train that connects the city and extends the rest of the train all the way to the airport instead of stopping it just two miles before it in order to please the taxi unions you ****ing assholes?

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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    But if they are working in the public interest, shouldn't they work in the realm of FACTS and not some fantasy spewed by hate-filled liberals?
    Since when do facts matter to either side? Both sides are totally full of crap most of the time. You likely just gloss over it when it's your side.
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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Dear Los Angeles City Counsel, thanks for boycotting Arizona. No, seriously, it's a really great use of your time. I know you're super, amazing busy what with carrying out this meaningless grandstanding, but do you think you could find the time to build a train that connects the city and extends the rest of the train all the way to the airport instead of stopping it just two miles before it in order to please the taxi unions you ****ing assholes?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This is just foolish and stupid. Shame on Los Angales for acting like a tantruming child. This is interesting
    Can I say that "I can't go to Los Angales and get around without knowing Spanish"? These guys are acting all butt hurt over a law that the Republicans have passed that they aren't happy with. Who boycotts a state over something that isn't their business? They are acting like little children throwing hissy fits.

    If it "isn't their business"...then what business does Los Angeles have doing business with Arizona?

    I'm proud that my hometown has taken this stand.

    Now we need to get the Dodgers to move their spring training back to Florida and out of Arizona.
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    Re: Los Angeles to boycott Arizona over immigration law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If it "isn't their business"...then what business does Los Angeles have doing business with Arizona?

    I'm proud that my hometown has taken this stand.

    Now we need to get the Dodgers to move their spring training back to Florida and out of Arizona.
    GET OUT OF MY CITY!

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