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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Is this a weird situation or what?

dnlchisholm on May 14, 2010 at 8:04 PM

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.

You got it. Make the moonbats put their money where their mouths are.

ddrintn on May 14, 2010 at 8:06 PM

The pro-bill tourism can’t really be measured, but we need to try.

ParisParamus on May 14, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Do what you have to Governor Brewer, but stand your ground.

d1carter on May 14, 2010 at 8:06 PM

We need to counter with a “buycott”!

Arizonians,

What products can I buy to support your state? I am sure many here would like to help.

DeathB4Tyranny on May 14, 2010 at 8:07 PM

NOOO!!!!

moonbatkiller on May 14, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Austin’s idiotic city coucil just decided to boycott as well.

I think it was right after they announced the property tax raise, and just before they approved a brand new million dollar skate park.

Vera on May 14, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Technically it’s not illegal to commit vehicular manslaughter in Massachusetts if you’re Ted Kennedy.

lowandslow on May 14, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Dear HAers,
Please bring your vacations & conventions here to AZ!

itsnotaboutme on May 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Hey Arizona… turn the power off to CA!

tetriskid on May 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Jan is being proactive that is good, tourism is important for us.

However, Jan is also pushing an increase in the sales tax which goes to the people next Tuesday. She is ginning up the ‘urgent need for a ‘temporary’ sales tax increase to stop the bleeding or cops, firefighters all will be mayhem!’ schtick big time

I’m not worried about it, the buycott is out there and people of good will are helping us.

and the SAVINGS from the attrition alone is more than making up for it I betcha..

ginaswo on May 14, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Yes, like when we all bought Danish butter. I would love to support Arizona if I could. Show us how!

Kristamatic on May 14, 2010 at 8:11 PM

70% Americans support the law.

But our “representatives” are calling the shots against the people.

Anyone see a problem with this picture?

PrincipledPilgrim on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Does anyone not understand that the whole reason that the Nazguls in the MSM and the D.C. Industrial Power complex are attacking her (Brewer) and AZ is that there is a decades long move towards a North American Union (NAFTA and open borders are tools to grease the skids so-to-speak)?

Daddy Bush continued Reagans 1986 Immigration Amnesty with the push for a “New World Order” (Google it). And Clinton continued it with NAFTA and then working groups have been working quietly in the background for years to bring about the TRANS-TEXAS Corridor and allow free access to U.S. soil for Mexican commerce. It’s not crazy talk it’s right out in the open.

Brewer and the AZ legislature and all that support them are a threat to the GLOBAL business leaders and politicians that want to build a business/elite friendly global cabal for themselves where they can effectively do what they want (you know the millenial old……ruling class/serf thingy.

I hope Brewer doesn’t bend………but it’s going to be tough since the die is cast and the U.S. has been effectively made borderless (Google: Aztlan or MECHA) for decades.

Hope for America sinking rapidly…..

PappyD61 on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

The vast majority of this country is behind Arizona. This is a battle that must be fought, and there will be victories and losses. This is a debate that we must have in America so that it will be crystal clear to all politicians where the majority stands on this issue.

If the country wants to keep our borders wide open and change the current laws to allow for the flow of immigrants into our country at will, then so be it. I don’t think our people want this at all. So lets have this debate.

Keemo on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

All you fake conservatives who think politics is a video game, Brewer is right! We have not done a good job of defending and explaining the law. It takes a principled, just and concerned style of messaging to get the point of across. The current talk from the blogs, and grassroots is embarrassing.

conservador on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Meh… wait till after Memorial Day.

The tourists will return and the hotels will be full once again.

Besides, they’re not the only state hurting for lack of tourism.

The Ugly American on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

This is mostly Obama’s doing. He could have put a stop to it but instead poured gasoline on it and lit it.

All this siding with foreigners illegally in the U.S.A (and their serf master employers and campaign contributors) against Arizonians by Obama, and his Brown Shirts, and by proxy against most Americans, as according to polls most Americans support Arizona, will, if anything, only fuel resentment of illegals and encourage illegals to commit violence.
If Obama does not realize this then he is a moron. If he does realize this then he is a psychopath.

It is hard to believe that Barack Hussein Obama is that much of a moron so the presumptive diagnosis must be that he is a psychopath. More specifically his pathology is that of a pyromaniac.

Obama is a President who will live in infamy. He is at war with his own country. Siding with a foreign nation, Mexico, and it’s invading nationals, against his own nation which he swore an oath to.

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

And they want to use the commerce clause for everything else!

I am ready to support AZ and boycott CA on general principles. Never thought things would get this asshatted, but here we are. This simply cannot stand.

skeeter on May 14, 2010 at 8:13 PM

“These sanctimonious lawless left-wing hypocrites must have their bluffs called.”

In spades…

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2010 at 8:13 PM

http://www.buycottarizona.com

Is time for us to stand with Arizona.

ujorge on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Arizona could start with telling California we won’t ship them Electricity once current contracts expire. They can build their own generation plants in their own back yard.

chemman on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

Dear HAers,
Please bring your vacations & conventions here to AZ!

itsnotaboutme on May 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

I’m in Texas, but I am seriously considering my first trip to Arizona. I have an uncle that lives there, and I’ve never visited. Sounds like a good time to do that. :)

capejasmine on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

We need to counter with a “buycott”!

Arizonians,

What products can I buy to support your state? I am sure many here would like to help.

DeathB4Tyranny on May 14, 2010 at 8:07 PM

I’m in. Where do I sign up!!!

dissent555 on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

http://azgovernor.gov/

Send her words of encouragement and ask her what you can do to help…

Keemo on May 14, 2010 at 8:15 PM

New Arizona marketing campaign ideas

Come on down to Uncle Joes illegal immigrant
highway trash pick up circus!

Arizona cleanest highway system in the US.

Arizona where illegal immigrants come to vacation and leave on probation!
ha ha ha

sonnyspats1 on May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM

In effect what they want is that the US should be turned over to illegals much as Calif has been and the city of Phoenix should just be allowed to continue on its path of self destruction.

dragondrop on May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Doing the right thing sometimes brings about pain … but it’s only temporary.

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM

State sanctioned interference with intrastate trade….

There has to be something the Commerce Clause can do about this.

BobMbx on May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM

the left isn’t interested in the facts about this

about anything

John the Libertarian on May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Arizona could start with telling California we won’t ship them Electricity once current contracts expire. They can build their own generation plants in their own back yard.

chemman on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

THIS!

CUT OFF CALIFORNIA’S POWER

tetriskid on May 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Erick Brockway at RedState lists the first things any SOCAL dweller thinks of when hearing about a Los Angeles boycott of Arizona.

Like, all the water and electricity the 800-lb La-La Gorilla gets from the Grand Canyon State.

Foo’s.

J.E. Dyer on May 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM

Just bought my Arizona flag online. Expect to be flying it by early next week. Now that I think about it, I should have gone to see if the state itself sells these… dang it.

WitchDoctor on May 14, 2010 at 8:17 PM

I’m in Texas, but I am seriously considering my first trip to Arizona. – Cape Jasmine

Fly Southwest! :-)

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 8:18 PM

J.D. on Fox debating crazy O’Reilly.

USA, support courageous AZ and boycott Los Angeles et co.

Schadenfreude on May 14, 2010 at 8:18 PM

chemman, tetriskid — beat me to it, but while I was typing.

J.E. Dyer on May 14, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Well, they still have the Grand Canyon. Where is Evel Knievel when you need him.

smokinjoe on May 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM

What we need is for more states to follow Arizona’s lead. They shouldn’t have to handle this alone.

Ronnie on May 14, 2010 at 8:19 PM

I had to go with a lady to the bank today to get a document notarized. The man at the bank said he and his wife (Legal from Mexico), cancelled their reservations to go to the Grand Canyon. He said that the next step would be that people would have to wear armbands (he’s a Middle Eastern Jew).
The lady (in her 70′s) looked at me and said “That’s how they’re going to start the civil war”
They are now going to Yosemite instead, even though they’ve never seen the Grand Canyon.
It usually takes a year advanced notice to ride the mules down to Phantom Ranch.
Let’s roll future mule skinners!!
This was in Poway, San Diego County

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Why oh why has not someone from AZ(standing issue) brought forth a lawsuit against jurisdictions engaging in boycotts? This clearly is effecting interstate commerce and thus in conflict with the 10th amendment. I mean c’mon, if the landmark case in the 30′s mandated a farmer could not grow wheat on his own land because otherwise he might have to purchase it from out of state meets the judicial threshold. Then this is a slam dunk!

Archimedes on May 14, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Interesting how the right side of the spectrum is generally opposed, and sometimes vehemently, against so-called sanctuary cities, and yet it takes one small (I mean really small, c’mon) act the left doesn’t like and suddenly it’s state and municipality against state. WTF, over?

WitchDoctor on May 14, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Arizona needs to do a better job imo of showing how we can support their economy. I know all about going on vacation there and so forth but I’m not going anywhere right now. How about some bread and butter small businesses in AZ that sell everyday items — clothes, hand tools, computer stuff etc etc.

Also, rather than trying to scattershot boycotting venues, how about picking just a couple — LA and Austin for example. Nothing purchased from them until the boycotts are lifted. Need a list of what not to buy. Austin should be easy — music.

DaMav on May 14, 2010 at 8:21 PM

Yes please come here in the summer. Our 110 degree heat is awesome!

Be sure to pack your bags and get out come winter though. its getting too crowded

offroadaz on May 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM

If the country wants to keep our borders wide open and change the current laws to allow for the flow of immigrants into our country at will, then so be it. I don’t think our people want this at all. So lets have this debate.

Keemo on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

YEA! LET’S GET THIS WAR STARTED!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Dear HAers,
Please bring your vacations & conventions here to AZ!

itsnotaboutme on May 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Okay. Sedona here we come! The rwb family also owes a visit to New Jersey for their brilliant choice of Governor Christie. Perhaps a nice Autumn weekend on the shore. Please take note you foolish Liberals – this is how WE like to spread the wealth!

redwhiteblue on May 14, 2010 at 8:22 PM

Hmm no more Dixie Chicks or N.W.A.?

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Buying my Arizona flag tomorrow; will fly it proudly right below my American flag.

Keemo on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Doing the right thing sometimes brings about pain … but it’s only temporary.

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 8:16 PM

In times of change, the patriot is a scarce man; brave, hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
- Mark Twain

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Dear HAers,
Please bring your vacations & conventions here to AZ!

itsnotaboutme on May 14, 2010 at 8:10 PM

Wanna rent me a room?

upinak on May 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM

who blamed the controversy on misconceptions about the law…

Not quite. It’s because of a dishonest, democrat propaganda campaign to deliberately mislead people about the law. Just ask Eric Holder.

Hang in there, Arizona. Short term pain, long term gain.

xblade on May 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM

MB4

Sucess has many Fathers
Failure is an Orphan

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM

These sanctimonious lawless left-wing hypocrites must have their bluffs called.

+1

It is we that are in a position of strength in the the polls. No matter what sick, twisted plots the left thinks up which they think will transmogrify this issue into an anchor around our necks, the truth of our argument remains steady. As long as we don’t try to play a losers game of defense and go on the offensive instead then they can’t win this issue.

FloatingRock on May 14, 2010 at 8:24 PM

chemman on May 14, 2010 at 8:14 PM

They should start by flicking the ‘switch’ a few times, then maybe followed by running ‘routine maintenance’…

… Let the politicians in CA feel the ‘heat’ so to say.

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Crap

Success

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Gonna buy me a case of Arizona Ice Tea!

Hahaha just kiddin’! ;-)

The libs DID however add that NY company to their boycott list! Ha!

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM

And another thing, surely breach of contract and interference in a business relationship apply as well.

The Reps have been playing bean-bag, which politics ain’t, for far too long. Until someone on the right steps up and starts playing hardball, we are going to continue seeing the slide off this once great nation towards the abyss.

Archimedes on May 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM

All you fake conservatives who think politics is a video game, Brewer is right! We have not done a good job of defending and explaining the law. It takes a principled, just and concerned style of messaging to get the point of across. The current talk from the blogs, and grassroots is embarrassing.

conservador on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

As Allah said in his post, the left doesn’t CARE about the facts of the law, and those who do know support it. It’s not the message, it’s who controls the media and governments nationwide.

ddrintn on May 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM

Buying my Arizona flag tomorrow; will fly it proudly right below my American flag.

Keemo on May 14, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Good idea. I just hope it wasn’t made in Mexico or California. China would be so-so.

MB4 on May 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM

conservador on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Pulease! When the AG and secretary of state have admitted to not reading the law we have a serious problem. It speaks volumes about their whole political mind set. Holders idiology is now laid bare for all to see.
We are in the throws of the beginning of the push to end the US as we know it. The only thing going to stop it now does not involve words but actions. So lets stand with AZ now and get out the vote for the 2010 midterms> I think that will be a good start.

sonnyspats1 on May 14, 2010 at 8:27 PM

“They should start by flicking the ’switch’ a few times, then maybe followed by running ‘routine maintenance’…”

Beer = spilled on keyboard!

WitchDoctor on May 14, 2010 at 8:28 PM

I love Austin City Limits, but what a bunch of moonbats. Sheesh.

Philly on May 14, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Archimedes on May 14, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Hey, Archi, I have an idea … this August, aim your famous mirror at California so everybody has to turn up their A/C, paying Arizona for their electricity!

Tony737 on May 14, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Dog-human hybrid?

John the Libertarian on May 14, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Yep, it was up on Hot Air headlines today.

John the Libertarian on May 14, 2010 at 8:31 PM

Tourism down in AZ — illegal aliens in the hospitality business hardest hit.

Jaibones on May 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM

The Ugly American on May 14, 2010 at 8:12 PM

This.

Besides, this whole boycott issue has been made a joke thanks to Sarah Palin giving publicity to that stupid high school in suburban Chicago forbidding a girls basketball team from going down to AZ. This has caused Bud Selig to state, more or less, that the 2011 All-Star Game is not moving.

BradSchwartze on May 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM

I personally will boycott any city, state, organization or business that boycotts Arizona over this matter. Not only now, but permanently. Making knee-jerk boycots of Arizona will cost deeply over the long term.

MeAlice on May 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM

hey Kristamatic

StandwithArizona.org has a list of Buycott companies and the first Stand with AZ Rally is May 29th. There are nationwide sites and the rally here in AZ is in Tempe at Diablo Stadium

ginaswo on May 14, 2010 at 8:34 PM

And I second the previous request to Arizona businesses: Please make it easier for me to support you and your state’s effort to enforce legal immigration.

Philly on May 14, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Everyone I know of has put AZ on the top of their vacation list, so I believe in the long run this is going to backfire.

JeffinSac on May 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Hmmm much like the Las Vegas debacle.

Screw Obama and Holder.

CWforFreedom on May 14, 2010 at 8:36 PM

Dissent

http://www.buycottarizona.com/

CWforFreedom on May 14, 2010 at 8:37 PM

The problem is DaMav, Arizona isn’t that diversified. There used to be the 5 Cs of Arizona: Copper, Cotton, Cattle, Citrus, and Climate, but ridiculous regulations have shuttered copper, cotton now comes from foreign countries, cattle resides mostly in Texas, citrus comes from Florida and Brazil. The only thing we have is the climate. I wish we diversified more into heavy industry and attracted more technology firms, but, alas, under Napolitano (and previous floozy governors), the state was driven unattractive by her instability and taxaholic tendencies that were chastened only by the Republican legislature. Now with the crummy O-conomy, well, you know.

andy85719 on May 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

We need to, if we can….find out who is pulling out of conventions, and taking their business elsewhere. Then we let these companies know, if they pertain to us, and our buying power, that we’ll do the same to them. ;)

capejasmine on May 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

J.D. Hayworth on Bill O tonight: new AZ slogan,

“Come to Arizona, a state that actually upholds the law”

Now I know that will blow by most and that is what bothers me the most I think. I still like one I thought of earlier playing off the “Illegals , doing the jobs Americans don`t want.”

“Arizona, doing the job the Feds won`t”

bluemarlin on May 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Turn Off the Water for heaven’s sakes, AZ provides over 50% of the water into CA. Just turn off the spigot.

Jdripper on May 14, 2010 at 8:40 PM

We need to, if we can….find out who is pulling out of conventions, and taking their business elsewhere. Then we let these companies know, if they pertain to us, and our buying power, that we’ll do the same to them. ;)

capejasmine on May 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

I agree, I have been writing letters all over the place, including to the crap town up the road, Austin, TX.

bluemarlin on May 14, 2010 at 8:40 PM

andy:
Don’t they build Apache helicopters in AZ?

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Tourism down in AZ — illegal aliens in the hospitality business hardest hit.

Jaibones on May 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM

So; Does that mean we have to make our own bed and bring our own chocolate treats?
I’m in!!!! I don’t speak spanish either!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:40 PM

from StandwithAZ.org:

The following Arizona-based companies have been TARGETED by LEFT-WING ACTIVISTS trying to BULLY the people of Arizona over the new immigration law passed by the legislature.

If you SUPPORT Arizona’s sovereignty and their right to pass laws for the protection of themselves and their fellow citizens, we encourage you to SUPPORT and DO BUSINESS with all of these companies:

Coldstone Creamery
goDaddy.com
Best Western
Discount Tire
PetSmart
UHaul
Fender
PF Changs China Bistro
The Dial Corp.

Please email your receipts of Arizona expenditures to gina@stlouisteaparty.com. She will accumulate quantitative data on our impact in this battle.

——-

PLEASE NOTE: The companies referenced above are not officially affiliated with the Stand With Arizona campaign, and have not endorsed or officially supported the campaign. The links above are provided merely for informational purposes.

ginaswo on May 14, 2010 at 8:41 PM

LET’S ALL GO TO MEXICO FOR VACATION AND USE BAD CREDIT CARDS FOR OUR VACATIONS!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Turn Off the Water for heaven’s sakes, AZ provides over 50% of the water into CA. Just turn off the spigot.

Jdripper on May 14, 2010 at 8:40 PM

Exactly, they should also do an add in California on a reverse Tom Bodett

“Hey California, we keep the lights on for you”

bluemarlin on May 14, 2010 at 8:42 PM

They should start by flicking the ’switch’ a few times, then maybe followed by running ‘routine maintenance’…

… Let the politicians in CA feel the ‘heat’ so to say.

Seven Percent Solution on May 14, 2010 at 8:25 PM

Brilliant. ;)

Midas on May 14, 2010 at 8:42 PM

JD: I think when they opened the Hoover Dam every state gave a gallon of water. Arizona gave a half gallon. They said California stole the other half.

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Exactly, they should also do an add in California on a reverse Tom Bodett

“Hey California, we keep the lights on for you”

bluemarlin on May 14, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Or perhaps, “Hey California – we’ll turn the lights off for ya.”

Midas on May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

What is the problem? Arizona is great…as long as you are White. White-Only conventions rule!

Decider on May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Turn Off the Water for heaven’s sakes, AZ provides over 50% of the water into CA. Just turn off the spigot.

Jdripper on May 14, 2010 at 8:40 PM

.

tetriskid on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Then we let these companies know, if they pertain to us, and our buying power, that we’ll do the same to them. ;)

capejasmine on May 14, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Good shot; What goes around, comes around!

Cybergeezer on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

ginaswo on May 14, 2010 at 8:41 PM

Well, that helped me decide where to buy tires for my car tomorrow. Discount Tire, here I come.

Midas on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

In addition to buying Products from AZ, shouldn’t we also stop buying things made in California and any other state boycotting AZ. I know an easy one is Calf. Wine.

spypeach on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Just see if California likes living for a couple weeks without electricity.

tetriskid on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

Or perhaps, “Hey California – we’ll turn the lights off for ya.”

Midas on May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

Well yes, I was implying that as well but at the moment AZ is looking to improve the image, lights off is second. I was reading the LA times comments when they had that poll that said 94% thought LA city council should have kept quiet. Many Californians were even making mention of the water and electricity and saying AZ should cut it off. The city council did not exactly have much support as far as I could tell.

bluemarlin on May 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I was going to go to Crede CO. to take pictures, but may go looking for the Lost Dutchman in stead.

BruceB on May 14, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I live in SoCal and I say Go For it! I’ll break out the Ramadan/Earthquake kit and still be able to post!

KZnextzone on May 14, 2010 at 8:48 PM

In addition to buying Products from AZ, shouldn’t we also stop buying things made in California and any other state boycotting AZ. I know an easy one is Calf. Wine.

spypeach on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 PM

That one hurts but I passed on it today. Chile and Australia got my money today. I still cannot contribute to Europe!

bluemarlin on May 14, 2010 at 8:49 PM

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.

Nice idea AP, except it goes against the very law that is bringing about this controversy. Read the bill!

D. Notwithstanding any other law, a law enforcement agency may securely transport an alien who the agency has received verification is unlawfully present in the united states and who is in the agency’s custody to a federal facility in this state or to any other point of transfer into federal custody that is outside the jurisdiction of the law enforcement agency. a law enforcement agency shall obtain judicial authorization before securely transporting an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States to a point of transfer that is outside of this state.

neobadger on May 14, 2010 at 8:50 PM

What is the problem? Arizona is great…as long as you are White. White-Only conventions rule!

Decider on May 14, 2010 at 8:43 PM

You are truly simple and the biggest racist here.

CWforFreedom on May 14, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Tourism down in AZ — illegal aliens in the hospitality business hardest hit.

Jaibones on May 14, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Hah. Probably. Double whammy for em.

El_Terrible on May 14, 2010 at 8:51 PM

While Stand With Arizona should be highly encouraged (Try ColdStone Creamery, it’s sinfully good!), we all have to remember one thing: The vast majority of Arizona’s tourism business revolves around people over 50. Those good Midwesterners are not going to move their RVs somewhere else come early October.

BradSchwartze on May 14, 2010 at 8:51 PM

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