May 18, 2010

"Kin't no one 'round heah read nuffin'?"


This is really rich: The AG, The Director of DHS, and now the State Department -- or at least the flunkie above -- have copped to the fact that they have not read the Arizona immigration law. As pointed by the FNS reporter, the law is only ten pages long and it is not very complicated. (I read the law last weekend and it took me about an hour to assimilate. I divided my time between that and comm duties at an air show.)

More than another boob in the Obama administration regime experiencing an embarrassing moment, it goes to the incompetence of their boss and his ability to perform his job as Chief Executive.

How many people out there in my vast audience have been in the military? worked for a big company? Been part of a big organization? Raise your hands..

..three..four..five..six..well, that's nearly all of you.

Surely you have experienced a moment where someone clanks up really badly and it casts a bad light on the branch of service or company to which you belonged, right? O.K., so how many nanoseconds after such an incident did a memo or directive come out from the C.O. or big boss saying, in effect, "..All personnel will do such-and-such.." in order to head off a possible repeat of this embarrassment? I'm guessing no longer more than one minute flat. Maybe one day, tops.

Yet The Pantload cannot even do that with his -- our -- government for a 10-page document apparently so pivotal in their P/R focus. Hell, if it's that important, take it into the restroom with you and make it part of your morning ritual.

..Probably the most productive ten minutes these clowns will spend during their term.

UPDATE: Here, dummies, read this! Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Power Commission, responded to the recent vote by the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors' recent vote to boycott Arizona's businesses in an attempt at retribution over SB 1070. He points out how, in typical fashion, this move would be a gesture akin to shooting one's self in the foot. But then again, out here in California we have a crutch shortage from our touchy-feely politicians doing that with such alarming regularity.

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.

Sincerely,

Commissioner Gary Pierce

..it's why I am making sure I do as much possible internet business with folks in Arizona.

(Where are my manners? Hat tip on the State Department flunky video and the Pierce letter to Hot Air.)

3 comments:

What Makes Us Right said...

he had a "vigorous debate" on something he hasn't read. I would like to debate quantum physics. I know nothing about it, but what the hell...

The War Planner said...

..did you catch the very first few seconds of the interview? The FNS host called him for filibustering.

That was sweet and what we need: a severely diminished Bravo Sierra threshold.

Bastiatarian said...

I went through the law as well. It's short. It's relatively straightforward (for a law written by lawyers and politicians, I mean). It prohibits any racial profiling not allowed by federal law. It's basically common sense. That last one is probably what's throwing the leftists.

I thoroughly enjoyed Gary Pierce's letter. It's a bit like going Galt.