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San Diego Faces Own Medicine as Arizona Residents Cancel Travel Following Boycott of State

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posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:13 AM
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Arizona tourists are biting back against San Diego for its city council's decision to boycott the Grand Canyon State over its immigration law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer last month. Would-be tourists have notified the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau and some hotels that they are canceling their scheduled travel to the coastal vacation destination, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. According to the newspaper, the convention bureau has received about 25-30 emails from Arizona residents, with some saying they are canceling their reservations and taking their money elsewhere.



This is an interesting twist. The boycot seems to be backfiring on them. With an already shaky economic base, the tourism industry is going to take the fall on this one.

“It’s sad that people would cancel their plans to come here in reaction to that, but I still think we did the right thing,” Jackson told the Union-Tribune. “Certainly, we know how important tourism is to San Diego, and it wasn’t my intent to impact the tourism trade.”


"oops. My bad" doesn't seem like it will cover this.



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posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:21 AM
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Seems a lot of people do not realize that things are a two way street, and then express shock when it hits them where it counts. In the pocketbook.

Now will come the screaming, crying and gnashing of teeth about how it is just *so unfair*!

While they don't mind doing something to undermine the economy of one state, they sure don't seem to like it when it happens to them.

Turnabout is fairplay and all of that...



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:26 AM
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thats exactly the way I see it. Decisions made in anger and haste, never seem to be the right ones.


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posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:29 AM
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That Jackson lady is pretty ignorant to think only those not in Arizona are allowed to boycott.


I am glad Arizonans have taken this step, they were forced too. I do not like for any state to block funding or attempt boycotts against another state especially on such laws that were already existing. I and many others have crossed off travels to LA, Chicago, Boston, & parts of Texas. I have not visited the Grand Canyons in a while, since I was a kid. I am looking forward to heading back down there again.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:29 AM
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The state legislators are so beholden to Federal Government, Inc., run out of Washington, DC., that they are no longer able to function as independent nation states and originally conceived by the founding fathers.

This balkanization of the individual states is required for the feds to usurp even more power. Washington, DC will do nothing until the State of Arizona is willing to give up sovereignty in exchange for protection.

The states should be united against the tyranny of the District of Columbia. We should not be bickering internally as it bolsters the power of the federal government.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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I knew this would happen.

Forgive california, for they know not what they do.


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posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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The bitch about being ignorant, is the unintended consequences of opening ones big frelling mouth.

California is sinking like a ship made of ultra-dense deuterium.

Let us see their stupidity. They were in a business feud with Nevada earlier.

Now different cities and the state are calling for boycotts of Arizona.

What are they going to do when other states enact the same laws. 13 other states are enacting at least the same law.

Oklahoma is going to add a REALLY big add on. They are going to add property seizure into their legislation. There illegally and get caught there? Boom, all your stuff is their's.

Hey folks, get the drift yet?



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 08:36 AM
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Considering how California is already in the tank, can they afford to lose tourism dollars?

I think Disneyland should be boycotted, too! Movies from Hollywood!

Way to go Arnold! Get some freakin control, already!



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 09:01 AM
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Originally posted by Libertygal
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Seems a lot of people do not realize that things are a two way street, and then express shock when it hits them where it counts. In the pocketbook.

Now will come the screaming, crying and gnashing of teeth about how it is just *so unfair*!

While they don't mind doing something to undermine the economy of one state, they sure don't seem to like it when it happens to them.

Turnabout is fairplay and all of that...



LOL, yeah - except not to liberals. They think the world revolves around them and their wants.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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Kalifornia could sink into the ocean....any day now.


Seriously though, the people sick of having Illegal Immigration crammed down their throats far outnumber those Kalifornia Commies waving Mexican flags.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 10:14 AM
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No doubt the people of CA will think the people of Arizona are "mean spirited" over this.

To the people of AZ, don't forget to also boycott San Francisco, who has also said they will boycott you.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by zzombie
Kalifornia could sink into the ocean....any day now.


Seriously though, the people sick of having Illegal Immigration crammed down their throats far outnumber those Kalifornia Commies waving Mexican flags.


Just like how Guam would have Capsized like that one dumbocrat put it,




[edit on 17-5-2010 by prionace glauca]



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 12:23 PM
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Hmmm. I always though that this was the point of a boycott was just this-to give upi something in order to get your point across. You don't think these cities expected this?

I can tell you one thing though-Arizona boycotting SD will not hurt SD nearly the same as all those who are going to boycott AZ......



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 12:24 PM
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Ah, as if the infrastructure and economy of San Diego wasn't already in the tank. Had there been a poll or vote of some sort, I could deal with a majority decision, but as a resident of San Diego I have to shake my head. Representation at it's best. What Arizona wants to do in "their state," is their business, IMO.

Chalk this up with the fact albeit for different reasons, that San Diego might lose one of it's biggest annual conventions(San Diego International Comic Con),which is one of the biggest money makers of the year, makes the future of the city look bleak.



[edit on 17-5-2010 by crafty_gnome]



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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If some of you didn't read the article, this was most damning, don't you think?

FTA:


"We're in a very tough environment already because of everything else going on, and we don't need another negative impact to our industry," ConVis President Joe Terzi told the Union-Tribune. "This affects all the hardworking men and women who count on tourism for their livelihoods, so we’re saying, don't do something that hurts their livelihoods."


Where was this same compassion about the hard working people in Arizona?

That's because they wanted to target an industry, and didn't think about the people behind the industry that may well be the very people they are proclaiming to be trying to protect! How can you target any industry and not know the backlash will affect a PEOPLE?


“It’s sad that people would cancel their plans to come here in reaction to that, but I still think we did the right thing,” Jackson told the Union-Tribune. “Certainly, we know how important tourism is to San Diego, and it wasn’t my intent to impact the tourism trade.”


Exactly.

They were reactionary, and didn't think past the end of their noses.

Now, if more states climb on the Bill Bandwagon, they will feel more and more impact from their own self undoing.

Karma.



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posted on May, 17 2010 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by network dude

San Diego Faces Own Medicine as Arizona Residents Cancel Travel Following Boycott of State



Let's see, how do those old sayings go, ...

"Do onto others as you would have them do onto you."

"What's good for the goose is good for the gander."

"Every action has a re-action."

I guess San Diego is starting to figure this out now.

[edit on 5/17/2010 by Keyhole]



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 02:56 PM
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...25-30 emails with SOME saying they're canceling because of blah, blah, blah... the SOME could mean just 2 emails out of 25-30 - or - it could mean half - all of which means NOTHING except a few folks in az have too much time on their hands and too much money in their pockets and not enough sense to pick a better vacation destination than sd...



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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Why not just boycott California anyway. Spending money there is like throwing it down a hole anyway.



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 03:02 PM
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Originally posted by network dude
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According to the newspaper, the convention bureau has received about 25-30 emails from Arizona residents, with some saying they are canceling their reservations and taking their money elsewhere.



I'm not supporting one or the other, but really? 25-30 emails? Even if it were 100 or 500 people that canceled their trip to San Diego, do you really think California is trembling?

There are bound to be people from Arizona who will take this personally and bite back, but it won't make a difference they think it will make. Imagine us enforcing sanctions on North Korea or Iran and then those countries saying, "Well, you know what? Our tourists are not going to vacation in Florida this year!" What would you say?



posted on May, 17 2010 @ 03:07 PM
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Some of you folks assume too much. As a resident of SD I certainly don't agree with the lame city council's opinions. Thats like me saying because you live in the USA you are of the same mind as Obama entirely. California will be here long after you and I are gone my friend. You can count on that. So a few zonies won't be coming to dinner....meh.




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