Uh oh: Arizona starting to feel the pinch from boycotts

posted at 8:02 pm on May 14, 2010 by Allahpundit

Dude, they’re winning.

Acknowledging that Arizona has developed a serious image problem because of its tough new immigration law, Gov. Jan Brewer and tourism-industry leaders said Thursday that they will launch a new effort to stanch the flow of lost trade and convention business in the state…

“It’s up to us to get the truth out there. This is impacting Arizona’s face to the nation,” said Brewer, who blamed the controversy on misconceptions about the law…

To date, dozens of cities and groups have announced boycotts. Arizona has lost at least 30 to 40 meetings and conventions, she said…

As part of their effort, officials plan to revive a past campaign that encourages Arizonans to take advantages of specials and deals and vacation within the state. How to rebrand the state to potential visitors has not yet been decided.

A big issue, Johnson said, is “tentative” bookings and new business, those groups that have indicated they were interested in coming here between 2011 and 2015 but are now refusing to sign contracts.

“We’re hearing from our sales people in the hotels and resorts, that people aren’t returning their calls anymore – that they don’t even want to talk to Arizonans,” she said.

Brewer seems to think it’s a matter of correcting misperceptions about the law. It’s not, though. For one thing, the left isn’t interested in the facts about this. That was my point yesterday about Holder admitting that he hasn’t read the statute. If he reads it then he’s accountable for smearing it; better to stay ignorant and smear away for as long as possible and then, when called on it, grudgingly chalk it up to being misinformed. Besides, ever since the law was amended to ban racial profiling, the critique has shifted to how it’ll be applied in practice by cops, not how it looks on the page. Even if it’s found constitutional — and it very well may be — it’ll take months of proper enforcement by Arizona police before that point can be factually challenged. For another thing, there’s too much political skin in this game for the hysterics to relax. A Univision poll shows that 67 percent of Latinos oppose the law even though national majorities are strongly in favor. Democrats aren’t going to pass amnesty this year so screaming “Nazi!” is their best chance to lock in Hispanic voters for the midterms and beyond. Look at it this way: When you’ve got the Simon Wiesenthal Center issuing statements deploring the sort of rhetoric being tossed at Arizona, you’re way too far into Godwinland ever to make it back out.

As a wise man once said, you can’t reason a man out of that which he wasn’t reasoned into, so rather than trying to politely explain the virtues of the law, they’d better start thinking about reciprocal boycotts. Take a piece of California’s ass economically and let state officials over there deal with the headaches of their own business leaders. And at some point, some high-profile Arizona pol really should call the bluff of sanctuary cities by offering to release captured illegals into their custody in lieu of deporting them. If Gavin Newsom and Mike Bloomberg and Antonio Villaraigosa are all so hot to welcome the “undocumented,” fantastic: Arizona’s got an endless supply and will be happy to provide however many to San Francisco and New York and L.A. that they’d like. In fact, as loathsome as I find McCain’s immigration pandering, I’ll applaud even if he’s the one who spearheads this idea. These sanctimonious lawless left-wing hypocrites must have their bluffs called. All the illegals they want, coming right up. Just say the word.

Speaking of left-wing hypocrites, here’s another one musing about the fact that “Technically, it is not illegal to be illegal in Massachusetts.” Well, great! If I was an illegal stuck in the perpetual sun lamp that is Phoenix, I’d love a free ride to Boston. How about it, Gov. Patrick?


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Here’s an operation for Arizona – “Operation Clean House”.

Phase 1:

(1) Take all of Arizona’s incarcerated undocumented aliens who have a history of violent felony crimes, and divide them into 7 groups. Put them onto buses to: Boston, NYC, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, LA and San Francisco. Or, 5 groups with an extra share going to each – San Francisco and Boston. Or just send them all to Boston. Increased violent crime + “free” health care care available in Boston = wonders for that city’s economy. Or send them to wine country, California – lots of $$$ to be made selling dope to rich white liberals in coffee & wine’n cheese shops.

(2) Split all the incarcerated undocumented aliens convicted with and type of misdemeanor, hell, might as well split them between California and New York. It isn’t like anyone other than a Democrat will ever win those states in a Presidential election anyway.

Phase 2:

(1) No one is going to asked about their country of origin – that is – until they get arrested for a misdemeanor. Those who do, will be processed, and evenly divided and sent to any state in which has “boycotted” Arizona. Say, oh, one undocumented alien per $10 lost to the state of Arizona in revenue from that particular state.

(2) Prosecute any business owner who doesn’t account for the citizenship of all of his/her employees – no excuses, no please of ignorance – with the penalty that they forfeit the ownership of the business. The businesses would then be auctioned off to real state citizens of Arizona at their state fair (if they have one).

Phase 3:

(1) Rotate Arizona National Guard troops at the border 24/7 x 365. Anyone caught crossing the border will have broken Federal Law. Have them sign a statement that they in fact did break Federal Law. Then they can be given food, clothing, and shelter while they decide where they want to go: Los Angeles, Washington DC, NYC, Boston, George W. Bush’s ranch, or the Kennedy serfdom in the NE. Most will probably go to Boston – because they have free health care there.

(2) A new state lottery can be established. From the proceeds, the cost of shipping these people to one of the listed destinations can be paid.

Phase 4:

Threaten to withdraw AZ state Senators and Representatives, and send an Ambassador to the United States of America. (After all, if Puerto Rico can have a right to choose freedom from socialism – which they should have – why not Arizona?)

If foreign despots get a free pass insulting the US at the UN in NYC, why can’t Arizonans? Start by insulting Obama and work their way down to Holder. It will only be a matter of time before they start to kiss your a$$, since they’ll never understand why you hate them.

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Arizona, stand proud. Now get even.

Danny on May 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Sorry I couldn’t resist, I had to pop back in to see if crr6 han anything intelligent to say. He didn’t.

While I don’t agree with with advicates point, pay attention crr6, this is what an actual arguement looks like. Reasonoing, cognizance and a coherent thought process.

To be a bit more specific about my objections to the Arizona law.

1: I am concerned that the law might be abused by a few police officers to harass Hispanics, despite the specific prohibitions in the law against such actions. Just because I think the vast majority of police officers are good decent people who won’t abuse this law does not mean I shouldn’t be concerned about laws that create opportunities for abuse by the few.

2: I am concerned that the law will impose priorities on local police forces that are not the best priorities for their specific community. I think it would be better if this type of police policy was decided at the county sheriff level instead of the state level.

3: I don’t think it will help much with the real problem of the porous border, and the drug gangs.

You might notice that none of these concerns have anything to do with the constitution. I fully believe that this law is constitutional. I am not concerned about the preemptive issue, as I understand it, this only applies when federal and state laws conflict- which they do not in this instance.

Just because a law is constitutional does not make it a good law. But neither does a bad law reveal some malicious motivation. Quite simply Americans are fed up. So instead of calling people bigots and trying to overturn a constitutional law through politicization of our court system, why don’t opponents of this law get their buts in gear and pass some real immigration reform. Not amnesty. (Which I actually support by the way, just not until we fix the border first- you don’t start bailing water until after you fix the leak). Get the border under control, and then Arizonians will be more responsive to a reasoned criticism of the new law.

Sackett on May 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Not agreeing with you sir/mamm but at least you offering a reasoned point of view. And good on you for that.

Crr6, study up and learn chump!

Archimedes on May 15, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Damn, I miss-pasted and screwed it all up.

*screwing cap back on the Glenfiddich*

Ta-ta!

Archimedes on May 15, 2010 at 12:36 AM

But the Federal government is NOT ENFORCING THE LAWS on the books already. Repeat: NOT.ENFORCING.THE.LAWS. If they do they lose 12-13 million new voters plus a bunch of current antis. I do not want anymore shifty eyed people who look hatefully at you because THEY are breaking our laws. They are sucking our resources dry and leaving little for American who are needy. If this makes me a racist, so be it. I am sick of that word along with diversity and civil rights. What about civil responsibilities?

AReadyRepub on May 15, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Hold the line. Lady Justice is blind. Equal application of the law.

Inanemergencydial on May 15, 2010 at 1:21 AM

To be a bit more specific about my objections to the Arizona law.

1: I am concerned that the law might be abused by a few police officers to harass Hispanics, despite the specific prohibitions in the law against such actions. Just because I think the vast majority of police officers are good decent people who won’t abuse this law does not mean I shouldn’t be concerned about laws that create opportunities for abuse by the few.

Sackett on May 15, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Sackett, this particular objection–the one most voiced by opponents–strikes me as being out of balance.

If, as you believe, the vast majority of cops are good decent people who won’t abuse this law, then you only have to worry about “a few” bad cops that will abuse the law. This equation hardly seems like a full on assault on civil rights.

Bad cops don’t need a law like this to harass Hispanics. Bad cops don’t care what the law is, they’re going to abuse the law regardless-whether it’s racial abuse or any other kind of abuse.

Actually, I’m more concerned that every good cop in AZ that arrests an Hispanic on any grounds will be hounded with charges of racism.

You’re right about this though:

Quite simply Americans are fed up. So instead of calling people bigots and trying to overturn a constitutional law through politicization of our court system, why don’t opponents of this law get their buts in gear and pass some real immigration reform

So good for you.

Gang-of-One on May 15, 2010 at 1:24 AM

Boycotts are America are rarely effective. I recall random boycotts (mostly on wage disputes) called on Walmart, Disneyland, Los Angeles Times, hotels, etc. They almost always have ZERO long term effect. The “don’t go to work” May day rally in Los Angeles was a laughable faliure.

At the end of the day, Americans aren’t rabid nationalists (think Asians) who would make an concerted effort to create or sustain a nationwide social movement, boycott or otherwise. (The Tea parties are great, but they’re not THAT big) Your typical American won’t go out of their way to check every single item in their house or store to see if it was even breathed on in Arizona, whether to support it or exclude it. If a new COD Modern Warfare game was developed in Arizona, do you think most American teens will boycott it? If the next batman film was directed by a Jan Brewer supporter, will that movie make 15 mil max?

NOT.

Political hacks like LA council woman Janice Hahn have to invoke the Montgomery bus strike to empower her AZ boycott, because that’s one of the few times a boycott had a national impact in America. When was the last time a corporation or law crumbled because of a boycott movement?

The AZ boycott has some momentary pulse because it’s a media sensation, and the politicians are making a lot of noise about it. But evetually, America’s tendency for apathy will rule the day once more. I give this movement until Christmas at the latest.

Mad Kimchi on May 15, 2010 at 1:38 AM

“Boycotts in America”

oops

Mad Kimchi on May 15, 2010 at 1:39 AM

You want “immigration reform,” this is what I’ll be willing to gag on:

1. Illegals get a work permit. Nothing more.
2. NO PATH TO CITIZENSHIP! You broke the law when you ran the border or overstayed your VISA, I have NO faith that you will obey any of our other laws. You committed a crime and you are a demonstrated criminal. I know that it may hurt your feelings, but your are a lawbreaker. You should NEVER be a citizen of the United States and NEVER allowed to vote.
3. SEAL THE BORDER!!!!!

shorebird on May 15, 2010 at 1:50 AM

A Univision poll shows that 67 percent of Latinos oppose the law even though national majorities are strongly in favor

Proof once again that allahpundit doesn’t have an inkling about how badly polling is biased, misused. Particularly by the Left.

rayra on May 15, 2010 at 3:42 AM

Can’t they just dump the garbage back over the border. It’s for sure most of this illegal trash hates America and it’s values.

tarpon on May 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM

Bed wetters and poll sniffers…bring on Christy!!!

winston on May 15, 2010 at 5:29 AM

And at some point, some high-profile Arizona pol really should call the bluff of sanctuary cities by offering to release captured illegals into their custody in lieu of deporting them. …

YES!

petefrt on May 15, 2010 at 6:07 AM

THIS!

CUT OFF CALIFORNIA’S POWER

I Like It! We’ll could call it The Hoover GodDam America Act Of 2010, and I’d like to shove That one in California’s face and see just how Governor Shriver and Pretty Boy Newsome react Then.

Teddy on May 15, 2010 at 7:21 AM

A Univision poll shows that 67 percent of Latinos oppose the law even though national majorities are strongly in favor

I read this poll as this:

Let’s assume they polled equally legal and illegal Latinos and let’s further assume 100% of the illegals oppose the law. Then if we do the math, it means 67% of legal Latinos are in favor of the law!

neobadger on May 15, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Obama and the dems are guilty of extortion.

Johan Klaus on May 15, 2010 at 8:54 AM

(1) Rotate Arizona National Guard troops at the border 24/7 x 365. Anyone caught crossing the border will have broken Federal Law. Have them sign a statement that they in fact did break Federal Law. Then they can be given food, clothing, and shelter while they decide where they want to go: Los Angeles, Washington DC, NYC, Boston, George W. Bush’s ranch,……..

Danny on May 15, 2010 at 12:26 AM

Do not send them to Texas. We have got out on problems here.

Johan Klaus on May 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM

As a wise man once said, you can’t reason a man out of that which he wasn’t reasoned into, so rather than trying to politely explain the virtues of the law, they’d better start thinking about reciprocal boycotts. Take a piece of California’s ass economically and let state officials over there deal with the headaches of their own business leaders. And at some point, some high-profile Arizona pol really should call the bluff of sanctuary cities by offering to release captured illegals into their custody in lieu of deporting them. If Gavin Newsom and Mike Bloomberg and Antonio Villaraigosa are all so hot to welcome the “undocumented,” fantastic: Arizona’s got an endless supply and will be happy to provide however many to San Francisco and New York and L.A. that they’d like. In fact, as loathsome as I find McCain’s immigration pandering, I’ll applaud even if he’s the one who spearheads this idea. These sanctimonious lawless left-wing hypocrites must have their bluffs called. All the illegals they want, coming right up. Just say the word.

This is brilliant! Pass it on! Someone has to have the balls to do it.

It will probably be a woman in the GOP that has that though.

aikidoka on May 15, 2010 at 9:28 AM

I am just amazed by the uproar created by this new law/idea.
The Arizona law is not new. In fact the law has been on the books for 60 years. The Arizona law is a copy of the federal law about immigrant documentation.
My contention is this is not a NEW LAW. It is in fact a new idea. The NEW IDEA being we as a country should enforce existing law.

Well then, if anyone wants to boycott Arizona for this law then they must by reason boycott the U.S.

TomLawler on May 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

As a resident of Arizona, boycott Mexico.

Jeff2161 on May 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM

I really have to laugh at these boycotts.

In the case of California and Illinois government entities boycotting Arizona that is a very good thing. Both states are broke and they would probably either not pay the bills they ran up at any event they had in Arizona or send them an IOU.

Arizona businesses do not need business of that kind.

All the putzes in Hollywood, the MSM and the music business boycotting Arizona make me laugh-in case they have not noticed both of their industries are on their last legs. They produce nothing that anyone can not live without and in these economic times they can not afford to lose anymore customers.

As for me I went grocery shopping this morning. I looked at the labels on the products I was going to buy and put the products produced by companies based in Illinois and California back on the shelf and bought the store brands which are produced in my state.

Nahanni on May 15, 2010 at 10:27 AM

Arizona residents are also fighting back. There was a piece in the San Diego Union where the tourist bureau had received approximately 30 email messages from various hotels where Arizona residents WOULD NOT be coming to San Diego for vacation this year.

Boycotts can cut two ways. The hypocrites in LA will “Boycott”, but only those things that won’t actually hurt their fair 3rd world city. I suppose LAPD will be putting away their Tasers, seeing as Taser International is out of Arizona.

GarandFan on May 15, 2010 at 10:34 AM

And because Arizona has less money to fund programs that support illegals they now have to create tougher laws to catch and deport them.

Speakup on May 15, 2010 at 10:36 AM

Well then, if anyone wants to boycott Arizona for this law then they must by reason boycott the U.S.

TomLawler on May 15, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Yep. It is already law that they must have their papers with them.

this is not exactly immigration law 101

CWforFreedom on May 15, 2010 at 10:40 AM

Publish the names of all the groups that have cancelled or threatened to do so. I will boycot those groups and seminars. Let them try to fill the seats with lefties and illegals.

FalseProfit on May 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM

For anyone in Texas who’d like to show their contempt for the city of Austin, there’s a rally in Austin on June 12. It’s worth the 3 hour drive for me to tell those socialists what they can do with their boycott. Or as my Goldwater-loving mom used to say, how the cow ate the cabbage.

http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/Austin%27s-AZ-Boycott-spawns-backlash

TxAnn56 on May 15, 2010 at 11:27 AM

Is AP starting to grow a pair? Is he shedding that beta-male cocoon to emerge as…alpha-butterfly?!?

MechEng5by5 on May 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

Well, how many people want to vacation in Phoenix or Tuscon in the summer anyway?

funky chicken on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

alpha-butterfly?!?

MechEng5by5 on May 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

LOL! Good one dude!

abobo on May 15, 2010 at 1:10 PM

This has nothing to do with the boycotts. We need to stop giving them legitimacy.

I’m inclined to think that this is about more people understanding the crime/drug trafficking problems in the south western states. People support the law because they understand the problems Arizona faces. However, people aren’t willing to put themselves at risk by traveling to that state. No offense Arizonans, but I’m not coming. Not because of the boycott, but because of the drug trafficking and that Phoenix is the kidnapping capital of the country.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION is still the issue.

xax on May 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM

The only real people suffering the pinch is the City Convention Center. Gordon is a shill and is making it out to be worse than it really is.

Besides, our idiot fake Arizonans from CA and the Rust Belt are going to vote everyone a 18% sales tax increase next Tuesday.

Tim Burton on May 15, 2010 at 1:48 PM

No, I disagree. AZ will prevail.

They just have to wait out the flack. Already the facts of the law are being aired daily, and other states are following suit.

What are the blue states going to do? Boycott every Red State?

LOL*

Hang tough, AZ.

AnninCA on May 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Well, how many people want to vacation in Phoenix or Tuscon in the summer anyway?

funky chicken on May 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM

No kidding.

AnninCA on May 15, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Obama Lied. No surprise.

maverick muse on May 15, 2010 at 2:53 PM

Before categorizing financial “losses” from boycotts, first account for the differentiation in state expenditures no longer to be siphoned from tax funds squandered on illegal aliens’ “FREE” housing food education and medical expenses. Also factor in the reciprocal decreased funds when illegals settle elsewhere, as they rumor “leaving” AZ.

Also, the quoted source Ms. Johnson says at least 30 or 40 meetings have been canceled BECAUSE of the brouhaha.

1. Which is it, since she has the records, 30 or 40? Forty would infer another third as many as thirty would signify.

2. How many meetings generally cancel regardless of year and aside from this brouhaha during the month of May? At least 30 or 40?

3. A “meeting” does not signify a convention.

maverick muse on May 15, 2010 at 3:01 PM

I think that we must give the bully pulpit its due.

Obama blasted this law, even though it’s actually just the law.

The result is that the Federal government has truly ended up with the egg on its face.

Let’s see, it’s prejudice to ask for ID, even though, that’s the law.

I guess it’s sort of like paying your taxes, and Geithner not doing so.

Talk about a cauldrum of reasons to NOT pay one whit of attention to DC, this is it.

So let them stew.

AnninCA on May 15, 2010 at 4:49 PM

No, I disagree. AZ will prevail.

They just have to wait out the flack. Already the facts of the law are being aired daily, and other states are following suit.

What are the blue states going to do? Boycott every Red State?

AnninCA on May 15, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Exactly. While the going may be tough for a time, it is the blue states that are truly at a disadvantage in the long run!

Not to mention the motivation that drives AZ and the law’s supporters in general…this is a legal Alamo for them. As another poster pointed out, a loss here will mean a loss everywhere.

The spirit of the law is a bit unsettling in some aspects, but there’s no time whatsoever to scrap it and try again. Now or never AZ. We’re counting on you.

Dark-Star on May 15, 2010 at 5:48 PM

A Univision poll shows that 67 percent of Latinos oppose the law even though national majorities are strongly in favor

Yeah, and a PBS poll said 67% of Americans wear only organic clothing. Your point is?

Merovign on May 15, 2010 at 6:05 PM

ARIZONA BOYCOTTERS & SB 1070 OPPONENTS
http://www.kfyi.com/pages/azboycotters.html

Badbrucskie on May 15, 2010 at 6:43 PM

So this is an old response to SAckett and his concern that cops will abuse powers in regards to this “new” law in Arizona. #1 That potential exists in regards to all laws, all procedural rules set forth by what ever entity. The upside for your worries is this: in the current climate, with Holder as the Attorney General, ANY POLICE OFFICER WHO ABUSES THIS LAW WILL BE IN A WORLD OF HURT! Therefore, because it’s a hot button issue, and we live in a climate that if a white person sneezes in the direction of anyone of color said white person is deemed “racist”, the police officers on the beat will most likely ask for some sort of clarification of the law in order to save their careers from suddenly ending. I was once a police officer. This is how I would approach the situation. Contrary to how they are portrayed by the liberal media, the average Joe or Jane on the beat are not jack-booted fascists with a desire to rip heads off of people and spit down their throats. They are people who believe in the law. They are people who go into a thankless, dangerous, socially unacceptable job because they want to help people. And, FYI, everyone should take some sort of ID with them wherever you go by whatever mode of transportation because you will be asked to show ID if you are stopped by police–even if jaywalking! So smarten up people. The cops are not the worries.

Regarding crr6 and his lecture of “preemption” of the federal laws over state laws: You need to watch Eric Holder’s tap dance around the issue on Big Government. It is with Representative King from Iowa. He says HE’S not sure about whether or not this law is preempted by federal law because HE HASN’T read the bill. Perhaps you should direct your legal prowess to Eric Holder. I think he needs help.

Arizona, I think we’re going to come visit you this fall. Keep up the good work. Oh yeah! A quick question: people with concealed carry permits from out of state–are they honored in Arizona? Just want to play by the rules.

Driefromseattle on May 15, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Here’s an operation for Arizona – “Operation Clean House”.

Phase 1:

(1) Take all of Arizona’s incarcerated undocumented aliens who have a history of violent felony crimes, and divide them into 7 groups. Put them onto buses to: Boston, NYC, Washington DC, Seattle, Portland, LA and San Francisco…

Here’s a slight modifiction. Invite the mayors of those cities to Pheonix for a televised meeting to discuss how the illegals will be allocated among them. If illegal immigrant are so great for a city’s economy then each one would be begging to take as many as possible.

AaronGuzman on May 15, 2010 at 8:39 PM

Stick to your guns Arizona! Your state will be the preferred state for legal immigrants and citizens. Your economy will soar!

MCGIRV on May 15, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Has anyone actually asked Fed Govt representatives:
‘Hey!! Why aren’t the immigration laws being enforced?’

I haven’t heard that this has actually happened.
Or are we being told to not ‘Embarrass the Director.’

I’m sure the blame for this rests on only a few people or maybe just one guy.

They Do work for us.
Don’t they?

TimBuk3 on May 16, 2010 at 12:00 AM

I cna sure boycott L.A. and Hollywood pretty easily. Quit renting their dvd’s at Red Box. Quit buying movie products. I think the whole Nation can rally that.

johnnyU on May 16, 2010 at 8:58 AM

I cna sure boycott L.A. and Hollywood pretty easily. Quit renting their dvd’s at Red Box. Quit buying movie products. I think the whole Nation can rally that.

johnnyU on May 16, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Cancelled my cable over three years ago, if there is something I must see I steal it. Civil disobedience b1tch!

That is the problem with today’s conservatives, they are all bark and zero bite. Hell most on here could not even refrain from going to see Avatar, you really expect them to do anything more difficult than whining on a message board?

ClassicCon on May 16, 2010 at 11:58 AM

Let’s boycott the boycotters!!!! (i.e. celebrities, companies, states, etc.)

Wish I could do my part and have my family vacation in AZ, but “I Need A Freaking Job!”

Fight the good fight Gov. Brewer!!

SmallGovtGuy on May 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM

What AZ loses in revenue can still be made up. I think CA is simply going to be paying a lot more for its electricity…

Roc on May 16, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Yes, BUYcott AZ businesses. I will buy my next car soon from relative’s dealership in PHX. I am flying to the east on US Airways, an AZ company.

Go to http://www.arizona-boycott.org/ and Buycott the companies.

MPCpian on May 16, 2010 at 1:30 PM

The big story is that Sarah has taken up the cause of AZ.

It’s hilarious. The liberal blog is going NUTS!

AnninCA on May 16, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Enjoying reading the pro-AZ comments just a few days after the GOP chose Tampa over Phoenix for their 2012 convention!

benny shakar on May 17, 2010 at 5:25 AM

Eventually, when people realize that Arizona is safer than neighboring states, they’ll make up for this lost business in spades. It’s comforting to see that Brewer isn’t saying they need to repeal the law; she’s sticking by her guns so far.

I love how the Left can spark outrage for civil rights infringement that hasn’t happened yet, but can’t muster any outrage for ACTUAL crimes like setting car bombs in New York, ignoring campaign finance laws or registering fake voters around the country.

hawksruleva on May 17, 2010 at 11:04 AM

Go take driver classes at Bondurant. You econobox lovers could stand a real car for a few days.

IlikedAUH2O on May 17, 2010 at 11:22 AM

According to the Border Patrol the public is being mislead as to WHO is coming into the US from Mexico. This IS THE TRUTH. as reported by WSBTV in Atlanta. (a reputable public news! Not ‘Tea party’ or any other special interest group!)

Video 1 http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438021/index.html

Video 2 http://www.wsbtv.com/video/23438712/index.html

Badbrucskie on May 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM

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