L.A. Boycotts Az

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    Haven't seen this one posted yet;

    L.A. Boycotts Arizona over Immigration Law - CBS News

    This is simply amazing! I can't believe the audacity of these people "Our ancestors were U.S. immigrants" So were everyone elses(hell even the Native Amer. had to use the land bridge)! this is my favorite part though;
    Should Arizona now boycott Los Angeles over immigration law protest? [Updated] | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times

    I say Arizona needs to cut the power see how L.A. enjoys their own "Dark Age"
     
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    It passed with a vote of 13-1. The lone nay vote came from Councilman Greig Smith. He made a great point after the vote was finalized.

    Los Angeles city council really didn't think this one through and voted on pure emotion. It will only hurt the city of LA not the state of Arizona. Unfortunatly, Arizona will keep its contracts in place with LA and continue to deliver power to the city.

    Really, this isn't a boycott in the true sense of the word. They are going to pick and choose a few contracts and thats all. In all actuality this boycott could result in nothing changing between LA and Arizona at all.

    What is truely disturbing here, is that citys like LA and thier elected officials are supporting the breaking of federal laws in Arizona! Where did America go wrong? When did we stop being a nation of laws? If Americans could, just for one second, put aside thier political opinions and look at this from a neutral stand point they would probably agree with the Arizona law.

    Our two party system is broken and has divided our country into two different factions, which has clouded our judgement and results in bad decisions like this boycott.
     
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    Easy enough to gain back, just takes a small rate hike in the energy usage Arizona supplies to California through several sources. All that aside, one would think that a city that is nearly on the verge of bankruptcy would have better things to do with its time and for that matter for it's citizens than to advocate job loss for the very people they say they are supporting.
     
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    As I said on my last post, this vote was based on pure emotion. You are assuming that LA elected officials have common sense and that thier choices are based on the citizens. That assumption is laughable at best!
     
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    True enough, on the common sense part, one need only look at the mess in California to understand that common sense flew out the window a long time ago. I'm alway's reminded when I see such things that this is the same state that kept the USS Iowa from home porting as a museum in S.F. because it represented war, forgetting the men and women from that state that sacrificed in WW2 and died as well that the memorial was supposed to represent. So when I see California make such gestures, I tend to just laugh and send my sympathies to it's citizens for the representation they have long suffered under.
     
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    I was stationed at CP Pendleton from 99-03 and aside from the great weather, I miss nothing about California. Its funny, the largest Marine Corps base, Seals school (Coronado), 29 Palms and so many other bases are in southern Cali, but the state tends to be so anti-military. The problem with the USS Iowa was SF, not really California. If the USS Iowa wanted to home port at 32nd street in San Diego, it probably would have passed. San Fran is the epicenter of liberal thinking; therefore, they will never accept any military memorials such as an evil military war ship. Truely sad, to have your life completely ran by your political ideologies.
     
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    Would have loved to have seen the Iowa on 32nd Street in San Diego, would have been a fitting home for her. While I am aware that it was Gavin Newsome and the S.F.'s City council that decided the fate of the USS Iowa and for me to condemn the entire state perhaps for this particular incident was a bit much. Spent a little time in California as a resident thanks to the U.S. Navy at NAS Miramar, and NAS North Island, the former being before it became MCAS Miramar. I had the chance to see the Midway recently in San Diego, and took my daughter and her boyfriend with me. She looked sort of puzzled and then looked at me, and asked " Dad didnt you used to be on this ship when I was really little? " That's when I knew I was an getting old, *laughs* because all the ships and aircraft I knew are now museums or sitting in the boneyard at Davis Monthan.
     
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    Good for LA
     
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    What a great idea! It would be great if AZ WOULD cut off the electrical power to CA!
     
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    One can only hope that ALL of the USA boycotts CA for this move!!!! See how Villaraigosa and Arnold feel about that.
     

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