Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Boycott Wars

It looks like Los Angeles, CA is going to boycott the State of Arizona due to the controversial immigration law in AZ.  Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law last month, empowering police in the state to stop people they suspect may be illegal immigrants and demand identification.

Arizona responded to LA's boycott by agreeing that a boycott might be in everyone's best interests, especially since LA gets 25% of its electricity from Arizona.  Maybe someone else will want to buy those electrons from Arizona.

Here's a link to the Fox News story: Arizona Official Threatens to Cut Off Los Angeles Power as Payback for Boycott.  Note the spin, "payback".  Idiots.

Meantime, LA Laker's coach Phil Jackson couldn't keep his yap shut, and as a result the news media has something new they can use to suck up bandwidth.  Click here for the LA Times story.  About 40 people showed up at the protest.

In reality the police in AZ already have enough to do without stopping everyone they think may be an illegal immigrant to ask for ID.  Los Angeles already has enough economic problems without taking on more, which is what they've done.  On the bright side, it gives the politicos a hobby.

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