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    Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    FOXNews.com - Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    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. He also ridiculed Villaraigosa for saying that the point of the boycott was to "send a message" by severing the "resources and ties" they share.



    "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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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    God what's next?

    "Los Angeles accuses AZ of developing WMD's"

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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    God what's next?

    "Los Angeles accuses AZ of developing WMD's"


    I'm sure that's coming!

    gotta hand it to AZ, though, they can play rough and tumble. They definitely aren't being pushed around.
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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    If only the weather in AZ was cooler, I'd consider moving there. Gotta love true americans, people of character living there for sure. If only the rest of the politicians in this country had their brains and courage...

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    "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."
    He's calling their bluff.

    I don't think the LA City Council has any business calling for a boycott of AZ. There's something ironic (not sure if that's the right word) about Calif. doing this. California has a lot of it's own problems. I lived in AZ for over a decade in the 80's and 90's and there were so many disgruntled Californians leaving CA for Arizona. It seemed like almost every other person I met or worked with had just bailed on CA (the other half had bailed from the rust belt; I only knew a handful of native Arizonans). There were plenty of jobs and a lower cost of living in AZ back then. But the Californians came with all the money from their CA house sales and their high salary standards and helped drive up the cost of living in AZ. That was the theory at the time, anyway. We also started getting their gangs and the problems that come with that. Which brings us full-circle to the current situation...

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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Arizona needs to just pull out it's balance sheet, put it on the table, look at California, and laugh hysterically.

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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I think it is a good idea, If La wishes to cut off business with Arizona then Arizona should make sure its all business.
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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Its an empty threat. First off California can get its power elsewhere. Secondly this threat is a bigger threat for Arizona than California, since Arizona would loose income. And finally.. I would wager they have a contract of some sort.. think Arizona could pay those penalties?
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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Quote Originally Posted by rogerredy View Post
    If only the weather in AZ was cooler, I'd consider moving there. Gotta love true americans, people of character living there for sure. If only the rest of the politicians in this country had their brains and courage...
    There's a climate variety in AZ, though.
    Flagstaff and other mountainous areas might be quite pleasant during the summer
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    Re: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    There's a climate variety in AZ, though.
    Flagstaff and other mountainous areas might be quite pleasant during the summer
    And cold as hell in the winter.... been that, done there.
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