Don’t you just hate it when you open your mouth to make a point, and instead wind up biting yourself right in the butt? I wonder if some folks in Los Angeles were feeling that way this week.
The do gooders in the land of quakes and flakes are calling Arizona’s new law that authorizes police officers to arrest illegal aliens racist. I’m not sure when illegal became a race, but what do I know? But for weeks now officials in Los Angeles, and in fact all over California, have been on the boycott bandwagon, vowing to bring economic pressure on their neighboring state for its decision to enforce Federal law even if the Feds won’t.
This week, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce reminded L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa that 25 percent of the city’s electricity comes from Arizona, and he’d “be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements. I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands,” said Pierce. “If, however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.”
I love it! I mean, after all, a boycott is a boycott, right? California gets about one third of its power from Arizona. I’d love to see the Grand Canyon State declare that turnabout’s fair play and pull the plug. It won’t happen, of course, but wouldn’t it be fun to watch the airheads on the Left Coast scrambling around trying to figure out what to do next?
If you wonder why Arizonians are fed up with the problems caused by illegal aliens, just look at these photos that have been circulating around the internet. These were taken in a wash near Tucson that the illegal’s frequent as they make their way north.
The mess includes discarded water bottles, food wrappers, clothing, human waste, and thousands of dirty diapers. Yeah, these are the kind of oppressed hard working people I want to get citizenship and become my neighbors. How about you?
But this isn’t just one isolated example. You can find the same disgusting sight from Douglas, down in Cochise County, to Organ Pipe National Monument, and all the way to Yuma. And that doesn’t include the drugs and crime the illegals bring with them, making Phoenix the kidnapping capital of the nation.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Mexican President Felipe Calderon asked the United States Congress to tighten our gun laws, claiming that American guns that get sold (illegally) to drug gangs in his country are responsible for the violence tearing Mexico apart.
Here’s an idea, Mister President; how about we keep our guns on this side of the border, and you keep your people on your side of it?
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