Arizona threatens to cut L.A. power as payback for boycott


Arizona, I live in the L.A. area. You talkin' to me?

"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. [...] 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."

This already ugly situation just got even uglier. Between the racial profiling legalized by the "Papers Please" law and blatant threats to leave a major city in the dark, Arizona is not exactly presenting its touchy feely, welcoming side.

I wonder how Lakers coach Phil Jackson will respond to a possible blackout at the Staples Center. Will he support that, too?