A (first ever) post by Chris

**Tammy Note: Woo hoo! Welcome to the blogging part of the United States of Tammy Chris!!**

In response to California’s kneejerk reaction to Arizona’s immigration law SB1070, some Arizonans are having their say, too.

Some in Arizona canceling trips to S.D.

San Diego tourism leaders and hoteliers fear they could lose a sizable chunk of business this summer from valued “Zonies” who are so angered by elected leaders’ recent censure of Arizona for its illegal-immigration law that they’re mounting an informal boycott of their own.

The San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and several hotels report receiving e-mails and letters from Arizona visitors saying they intend to change their plans to travel here in light of local outcry over their home state’s anti-illegal-immigration stance.

My favorite reader comment from the above article:

We live in Phoenix. We normally spend a couple of weeks in San Diego every summer and spend about $3,000. We’re going to the Grand Canyon this year. I’m also thinking of offering free one way bus tickets to any “undocumented immigrant” who would like to move their family to San Diego (or LA or SF).

Oh, and I seriously doubt we’ll ever be coming back. We prefer to spend our vacation/holiday time in America.

Another story on Arizonans starting to boycott California.

CBS-5 News has also received a number of e-mails from viewers in favor of boycotting the boycotters.

“Boycotting can work both ways,” one viewer said.

“I’m keeping a list of all who boycott us. I intend to boycott them,” said another viewer.

Judy Valencia of Sedona just canceled plans to take her family to Disneyland this summer.

It may be time for California and its inept leadership on the city and state level to worry about their own impending fiscal disaster and immigration problem before meddling in another state’s affairs, and making things even worse for themselves. Just sayin’.

Meanwhile, AZ Gov. Jan Brewer and Former AK Gov. Sarah Palin have joined forces and set up http://www.securetheborder.org in support of Arizona.

There, you can voice your support of Arizona, and actually inform yourself and read SB1070 before ‘talkin smack’ about it– something Eric Holder, Napolitano, the Asst. Secretary of State, (and most likely Obama) just haven’t gotten around to doing just yet…

If you’re thinking about buying anything, or taking that vacation, check out Buycott Arizona first!

Austin, TX has also joined with SD, LA, Weho against Arizona.

Seattle has joined the AZ boycott. Starbucks has been very smart lately, and chooses to remain neutral. You’ll recall that they have chosen to respect local law in their stores when it comes to open carry gun laws.

Tell these city councils how you feel:

San Diego City Council
Los Angeles City Council
West Hollywood City Council
Austin City Council
Seattle City Council

And finally, just for fun (H/T Marlee):

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  1. RuBegonia says:

    First Ever Comment for Chris’ First Ever Post – WOOF!

  2. Palin2012 says:

    Great post Chris: we need to support Arizona and Gov. Brewer – another strong woman taking a stand.

  3. naga5 says:

    gee, chris, first post, eh?
    and this on the heels of your “vocal” debut on friday.
    dude, rock out with your glock out!!!

  4. LJZumpano says:

    Well, if the issue has prompted Chris to write a first ever post, guess this is a pretty big deal. Nicely done, and Arizona is going to come out ahead. Americans tend to want to support fellow Americans, and Arizona is going to keep the porch light on for the many tourists coming this summer.

  5. IloiloKano says:

    Even though I live in Kalifornia, I am hoping ever more people begin boycotting my own state. Why? Because I am a principled man who doesn’t vote yea or nay based upon what I can get out of it. If something is wrong, like not securing our border, then it is wrong, plain and simple.

    • mrcannon says:

      The Seattle city council might be next to jump on this bandwagon to nowhere. They plan to vote on a boycott of AZ this week. If it passes, I’ll have to boycott the state where I live in addition to California, and you TAMS are welcome to join me. The Evergreen State can stick it where the sun doesn’t shine, which certainly is right here most days.

      • mrcannon says:

        My above comment goes ditto for the City of Tacoma now. Tammy, we might need “Pretty Vacant” by the Sex Pistols as a future musical interlude, because the left is more vacant than I ever thought possible.

        • mrcannon says:

          Seattle City Council has made it official: they are NOT Arizonans like the rest of us. Do me a favor, everyone, and quit drinking Starbucks.

  6. Artgal says:

    Excellent post, Chris! : )

  7. Maynard says:

    Obama’s just mad ’cause he knows if he goes to Arizona, they’ll deport him when he can’t produce a birth certificate.

  8. Topiary Lady says:

    I am a native San Diegan – been here 50 years now.

    This condemnation of Arizona’s law did NOT come from the citizens of this city. This came from the corruptocrats in the SDCC. The people of my city are some of the nicest and most welcoming of visitors that there are anywhere in our country.

    It absolutly makes me sick what the SDCC has done. Let the people of Arizona know that this does not represent the citizens here. We’ve got an election for Sheriff coming over here. San Diego has it’s own shot of electing our own version of Arizona’a Sheriff Arapiao in Jay LaSuer. If / when he is elected, it will show just how the citizens of my native city actually do stand on the side of the Arizona law.

    Come. Come to San Diego. Talk to the people. Listen to them. We The People will show you exactly which side San Diego stands on.


  9. Carol says:

    Cool. No…. HOT to have a voice to the writing from comments and chat room, and now a post. So there are TAMs taking trips to AZ this summer. I’m afraid it might be too hot, even though I’m from FL. I was thinking fall or early next year. Would love to meet up with some TAMs!

  10. wpb_repub says:

    I lived in Tucson in 1997 and am looking forward to visiting with my family this summer rather than taking our planned trip to California.

  11. Chuck says:

    Great post, Chris. I guess you’re no longer a blog virgin, :-).

  12. avidfan09 says:

    That is great. I’m planning on buying a mini aquarium, so Petsmart WILL be my choice.

  13. morecowbell says:

    I’ve been boycotting California my whole life. Why? Let’s just say it ain’t Virginia.

  14. lord-ruler says:

    Dennis Prager has been calling for a boycott of Los Angeles and San Fransisco. Tammy is mentioned in the article too!!

  15. lawmom90 says:

    As a born “Zonie” and transplanted to Kentuckian, I love this post!! Way to go Chris, and hurray for the people who are not intimidated by the idiocy of the California cities. Now, time for some Coldstone creamery ice cream 🙂

  16. thierry says:

    Not to be outdone our Atty general ms coakley has promptly announced that it is not illegal in MA to be in the country illegally. Our chief enforcer of the law. Such a profile in courage.

  17. ffigtree says:

    Great to hear from you Chris 🙂

  18. Teri says:

    Good job Chris 🙂 I’ll be in Tucson this summer meeting up with friends and we will be painting the town red, white & blue 😉 We just may see you there 🙂

  19. franknitti says:

    I thought Ray Stevens was dead. Good to see that he’s still alive and kicking.

  20. lawmom90 says:

    I would love to be in Scottsdale in October to see Tammy at her keynote speech at the Tea Party event. Only trouble is, I don’t fly. I am not going to put up with that garbage for one second!! I may have to drive 🙂

  21. BastiatFan says:

    I just ordered a case of Goldwater’s salsa…. DELIGHTED to support Arizona in any way I can!

    Oh, and good job Chris!

  22. BarbaraM says:

    Go Chris! Good Post!

  23. Chris says:

    California should also be prepared for all the other states that agree and sympathize with Arizona to boycott them as well.

  24. MRFIXIT says:

    We just got back from our annual sales meeting which we held in Scottsdale AZ this year instead of San Diego (last year). That’s 60 reps in the U.S. for four days learning about new equipment and of course eating, meeting, sleeping and drinking. Do the math. I discovered Arizona wines. Not bad. They hired some California wine masters and have been quietly employing their techniques to make some pretty good wine. California should check with their department of unintended consequences (I’m sure there is one somewhere). If AZ cuts producer taxes on in state wineries the way Oregon did for microbreweries, California could be setting up a major competitor for one of it’s best exports. As for me, My wife and I are hosting a party for a group of retirees, and we will serve Arizona wines just for fun. Maybe they will catch on. You can find them at Cost Plus World Market, and sometimes at Trader Joes.

  25. angelaisms says:

    Here you go, Chris — you’ve inspired me. The following is my email to the Austin city council:

    My family and I are in Texas for the first time in our lives while he trains for his job in the U.S. Army. While we’re here, we decided, there are things and places we’d like to see. The list was so large it was a bit overwhelming, so I’m writing to thank you. Thank you for narrowing our field of options.

    Your entirely politically motivated boycott of the state of Arizona was quite enough to convince me that Austin will not be worth our time. The new Arizona immigration law has nothing to do with racism or intolerance, and everything to do with enforcing an existing federal law and keeping Arizonans safe from the deluge of criminals who have been pouring over their border for far too long. These facts are abundantly clear to anyone who has actually read the legislation in question.

    The City of Austin’s boycott of Arizona shows me that the Austin city council thinks that some people are “more equal” than others, that laws can be selectively enforced. Such a mindset that is vehemently opposed not only by me and my family, but by a large (and growing) segment of the American population. I strongly urge you to re-examine the reasons behind this ill-informed boycott. In the meantime, rest assured that we will not visit your city. We will not stay in your hotels, we will not fly out of your airport, we will not contribute to the prosperity of your city in any way.

    San Diego was recently made aware of a retaliatory boycott of their city by the people of Arizona; their reaction was to issue a statement urging Arizonans to put local politics aside and come to San Diego anyway. I hope you are not so foolish as to attempt a similar hypocritical attempt at reconciliation. You fired the first shot, as it were, and you get to live with the consequences of that shot.

    Consequences like this letter and the sentiment behind it.


    Angela Nelson

  26. Pat_S says:

    There is one thing Gov. Brewer is wrong about. Obama should not keep his day job.

  27. Kimj7157 says:

    Arizona is going to be just fine–and I dare say prosper–despite the left’s big talk and threats. How silly they are. Most of America has Arizona’s back and the back of any other state that ends up passing a similar law.

    I love Brewer and I love Palin and I love us!!

    And…I love your first blog post, Chris. Nicely done. 🙂

  28. Teri says:

    Fantastic everyone .. Angela, God Bless. Pat, that statement had me perplexed, that would be my first suggestion, please quit your day job ! And Kim,,,, me too !!

  29. Artgal says:

    For anyone interested, you can visit the nation’s oldest Mexican restaurant in Tucson this summer! It’s one of my favorite places and a family-owned operation since 1922. If you can’t get out here, you can support Arizonans with the purchase of El Charro’s signature salsas (not sold in stores) and other items online: http://www.elcharrocafe.com/

    I can’t find the links right now, but research Westward Look Resort, Westin La Paloma Resort and Ventana Canyon Resort if you’re looking for a nice place to stay in Tucson this summer!

  30. naga5 says:

    thanks for the link, artgal!
    it may not be much, but let the buy-cott proceed.
    i’ll even email the city council and attach an edited receipt to let them know that our shrinking revenue base is shrinking even more.
    BTW, hot air has a reply from the arizona utility board responding to the LA mayor. nice retort, arizona. way to call tony’s bluff.

  31. norm1111 says:

    My wife and I just did a short road trip down to Arizona…of course, they are our neighbors here in Utah. A lot of fun and I spent some good hard earned cash in that great state….I am hoping next January, our legislature does something similar as Arizona. We don’t get a lot of press, but there are plenty of drug gangs, shoot outs on the streets and many other crimes from illegals. Of course, there are plenty of illegals whose crime is just coming over the border illegally….those are easy to deal with. Fine and jail employers who hire illegals….most of those kinds of illegals would go home…….

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