Thursday, May 27, 2010
A number of years ago, a disc jockey named Tom Mabe turned the tables on a telemarketer. How many of us wish we could to this to those pesky political calls?
Monday, May 24, 2010
A recent example was this past Sunday, when a crowd of 500 purple-shirted SEIU thugs were bussed into a residential neighborhood, blocked traffic and trespassed on private property of an attorney for Bank of America.
They claimed they were protesting “corporate greed” (forget that SEIU owes BoA $90 million or that the union is attempting to organize BoA’s tellers — It’s all about “corporate greed”).
Since the only person in the attorney’s home at the time was his teenage son, the thugs settled for intimidating him. The youngster locked himself in a bathroom until the “protesters” finally left.
What is perhaps more disturbing in my mind is that not only were there were no arrests, but that the local police actually escorted the SEIU thugs to the scene and then protected them.
In the ’20s and ’30s, police would escort Germany’s Brown Shirts to and from their demonstrations; in 2010, police are doing the same thing for America’s Purple Shirts.
So, yes, I call them fascists.
For more in his incident, click here, here or here.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Here is a letter sent by Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce to L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa concerning the matter.
Dear Mayor Villaraigosa,
I was dismayed to learn that the Los Angeles City Council voted to boycott Arizona and Arizona-based companies — a vote you strongly supported — to show opposition to SB 1070 (Support our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act).
You explained your support of the boycott as follows: “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona. Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.” (emphasis added)
I received your message; please receive mine. As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the “resources and ties” we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty-five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.
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 state-wide economic boycott of Arizona is not a message sent in goodwill.
Commissioner Gary Pierce