Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Spot-On Quotes Of The Day - On Arizona SB1070

The two or three of you who regularly read my blog know there are a few things I never expect to be doing:

A short (in no way comprehensive) list would be: liking the current "Boy Who Would Be King", supporting Government-run Death Health care, and quoting for periodicals best used for lining the bottom of aviary cages everywhere.

Well guess what? I saw something under the bird refuse worth a damn!  What was equally surprising (especially for this avowed socialist rag) is the perspective was actually spot-on!

Today's quotes of the day come from the Los Angeles Times.  Actually neither originates there (my mitigation of aforementioned rule) but nevertheless quoted in the same article.  And both worthy QOTDs.

1.  From Jay Leno monologue:  "..the escalating war of boycotts and buycotts over Arizona's strict new illegal immigrant law has gotten so serious that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has even sworn off romantic affairs with Arizona TV news anchors."  

Perspective:  Villaraigosa is a married father who has been linked (nay, busted irrefutably) for participating in many, ummm, "deeply (in) detailed, fully inserted" interviews with hottie talking heads from L.A.'s Spanish language television stations.  

2.  From Gary Pierce.  He's a commissioner of the Arizona Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities there. 

So what? you say.
Well, as our beloved buddy Ed Morrissey points out over at HotAir, it seems that Arizona's power plants generate about 25% of the electricity that runs what Briton Eddie Izzard calls the City of Angles.
In a delightfully stern letter written for the desert home front, possibly indicating Mr. Pierce's higher political ambitions, the commissioner warns Villaraigosa of the retaliation consequences of an LA city boycott.
Pierce writes:
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.
I am confident that Arizona’s utilities would be happy to take those electrons off your hands. 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.
People of goodwill can disagree over the merits of SB 1070. A statewide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.
So, the choice is clear. If L.A.'s Democrat pols follow through and stop buying turquoise jewelry and bolo ties from Arizona, the next-door Republican neighbors will arrange some uncomfortable brownouts during the coming warm days.
Somehow that seems just about right.  At least Antonio V. can fornicate in the dark (one can only assume) - although he "sucks" with equal aplomb in broad daylight......
Damn right it does.  Los Angeles, the number 1 suburb of Hell.

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