Boycott Arizona!

Boycott Arizona!

Herein we provide a much-needed public device for budding boycotters. Recently the State of Arizona passed legislation increasing the power of law enforcement. State authorities were granted the power to ask suspects for proof of citizenship.

We do not propose to judge the value of this decision.

We simply provide a pocket guide to Boycotting Arizona. Boycotting can be a tedious and confusing undertaking. Knowing precisely who and what to ignore tends to make the effort much easier.

Boycott Arizona - No Baseball Allowed

Phoenix, Arizona is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. The 'Dbacks' play in the Western Division of the National League. They compete against division rivals in Colorado (The Rockies), Los Angeles (The Dodgers), San Diego (The Padres), and San Francisco (The Giants). Plan to boycott goods and services from these complicit cities.

Diamondback games are broadcast on FOX sports Television along with ESPN Television and ESPN Radio.

Arizona Boycott - Don't go to the movies

Be sure to boycott any movie with Tom Cruise in it. The auto racing blockbuster Days of Thunder was filmed in Arizona. Tom Cruise portrayed Cole Trickle, a wildly talented but impulsive NASCAR driver. Mr. Cruise has made over 36 movies in his illustrious career; any celluloid creation that includes his talents must be boycotted.

Forrest Gump was filmed in Arizona. Beloved thespians Tom Hanks and Gary Sinise must also be boycotted. Be sure to avoid reruns of the TV comedy Bosom Buddies, in which Mr Hanks played alongside Peter Scolari as struggling twenty-somethings who don dresses in order to live in a women-only apartment building. Scolari went on to star alongside Bob Newhart in the hit TV comedy series Newhart.

Arizona Boycotts - No Racquet Sports

The Penn Corporation manufacturers a wide range of tennis balls and racquetball balls. Penn has factories in Arizona. Corporate headquarters are in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 2002 Penn introduced the pink tennis ball in support of breast cancer research. Add breast cancer research to the ever-growing list of things to boycott.

According to their web site, Penn is affiliated with many tennis and racquetball organizations:

  • USPTA,
  • ATP,
  • ATP Masters Series,
  • USTA League Tennis,
  • Beach Tennis USA,
  • QuickStart Tennis,
  • IRT,
  • USA Racquetball, and
  • US Open Racquetball.

Boycott Arizona - No Football or Salty Snacks

The Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League play in the University of Phoenix Stadium. The University of Phoenix Stadium is also home to the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, a college football post-season game played annually on New Years Day. Tostitos tortilla chips are manufactured by Frito-Lay, which is a division of Pepsi.

To summarize: boycott Pepsi, NFL football, college football, and potato chips. And, whatever you do, never visit the Tostitos web site for tasty game day recipes.

Conclusion

Boycotting requires much self-control and large amounts of time-consuming research. Join us in out quest to search out stuff to slight.

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV

nicomp,

I propose boycotting the boycotters. The city of Los Angelas has instituted a boycott of Arizona as if they can use California IOU's any how. Chicago too is boycotting Arizona no doubt at the urging of President Obama!!!!!!!!!!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Tom Whitworth : Don't boycott my hubs. I'm just trying to help.


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Hey !! No way boycott Gary Sinise !! Gary has made several trips, on his own dime, to Iraq and Afghanistan supporting our troops. We must include boycotting our own Flagstaff and Tuscon for refusing to comply with Arizona law...

Now I'm really confused who or what to boycott...I think I'll have a Tequila Sunrise and think about it...Larry


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@maven101: It is indeed confusing; Americans boycotting each other.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Maybe it's easier to boycott the boycotters!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@breakfastpop: Let's all just get along. :) It's too complicated to boycott fellow Americans.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

Though Arizona iced tea isn't made in Arizona, the manufacturers should have known better than to name it after a racist state, so we should boycott them.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@sheila b.: Spot on! Those awful iced tea drinkers should be ashamed of themselves.


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dabeaner 6 years ago from Nibiru

This should be a great help to dieters and diabetics. We also have to boycott Coldstone Creamery (ice cream).

Actually, I second (or third, fourth ...) the motion to boycott the boycotters.


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

Hail, nicomp. What a feisty idea! Let's take it one step further. Boycott any word that has an A, a R, an I, a Z, an O, or a N.

So wht m tellig you, remove ll those letters from your hubs OW! ight ow!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@drbj: You can't spell "Good Idea" without Arizona!

You can't spell "Boycott" without Arizona!


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Bolthorn 6 years ago

Last time I was in Arizona, I found it to be a prolific source of heat and sunshine. And isn't their basketball team called the Suns? So if we boycott the sun we can really, really stick it to those Arizonans. Stay indoors!


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@Bolthorn: Yes! boycott the Sun. Stay inside, remain fully clothed, oil up with SPF 1000. Get your Vitamin D from the grocery store. That'll show those Arizonians. Genius!


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

Too bad I didn't go see the Grand Canyon before this boycot began!

If you cross the North Korean Border illegally you get 12 years hard labor. If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely. If you cross the Afgan border illegally, you get shot. If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally, you will be jailed. If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again. If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed. If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into a political prison to rot.

If you cross the U.S. border illegally you can get a job, a social security card, welfare, food stamps, credit cards, subsidized rent or a loan to buy a home, free education, free health care, a lobbyist in Washington, billions of dollars worth of public documents in YOUR language, the right to carry your NATIVE COUNTRY'S FLAG, while you protest that you don't get enough respect from MY NATIVE COUNTRY.

So get a firm grasp of the situation everyone.

Oh yeah, and all the Arizona boycotters... go ahead and boycott Oklahoma while you're at it, because here, if you can't take your driving test in ENGLISH, you can't take it at all.

Great Hub!


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jstankevicz 6 years ago from Cave Creek

The boycotters have it all wrong. The state did nothing but sit there and be a gorgeous place to live and visit. It's the simple minded politicians that make the simple minded laws. Boycott the State Legislature. Boycott the Republican Party. Boycott the Democrats because they are politicians. Boycott the simplistic talk shows that encourage simplistic thinking.

I endorse this HubPage, and the great state of Arizona.


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

Me too.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

As long as y'all don't boycott me. ;)


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

nicomp - you're right boycotting is too hard, I'm just gonna sit on the porch with some Manhattan Ice Tea...There's extra if anybody wants some...


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The Old Firm 6 years ago from Waikato/Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

I must point out that this hub is both gender and age discriminatory.

The term you should be using is more correctly "chronologically challenged non gender specific- cott"

Cheers,

The Chronologically extended Firm.


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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

DUDE! I'm with Maven -Gary Sinise is a GOOD guy! Oh my, what is a boycotter supposed to do??

Someone sent a Tweet - and I followed the link they provided with an article that said for some reason - Los Angeles gets something like 44-50% of their electricity from Arizona! What a stupid, stupid move to boycott Arizona if you're L.A. legislators making that decision. I say, SHUT THEIR DAD GUM LIGHTS OFF! Let's see how that boycott works for ya then! They don't call it La La Land for nuttin'!

Wonderful tongue in cheek Hub!


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FCEtier 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

I'm with cjv123, don't bite your tongue while you have it in your cheek! LOL Thumbs up!


sngleagnaz 6 years ago

Feel free to Boycott us, but dont come back here as snow birds later on, and dont flock here when your state goes under (california). We dont want illegals here. We dont want drug trafficing, human trafficing, and people living here without paying taxes. I have no problem with immigration but do it legally. If you are pulled over or come into contact with law enfocement you by law have to show valid Identification, doesnt matter if you are white, black, brown, purple. It is the law, always has been. As far as the boycott by frito lay, no problem..there are plenty of other products out there, and in reality, we dont need your products you need us to buy your products. Same with the NBA, NFL, and MLB. You will be the ones that lose out if you Boycott AZ. I would rather have a safe state to live in where im not paying taxes for others to live here scott free than watch your sports or eat your products. I am not alone in this thought, so please by all means, feel free to boycott something you have no clue about. funny how the news doesnt talk about the rancher that was shot out here helping illegals by giving them water, and they shot him in cold blood because they knew he was gonna call the border patrol. Or the Pinal county officer that was shot with an AK47 because he stopped illegals trafficing drugs two weeks ago into AZ..right by my house by the way. These are the same officers that we call when we need help. The first responders that show up when you call for an ambulance, yet you have no problem assuming it is ok for them to risk their lives for you to keep you safe, while you bash them with a boycott..shame on you.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

@sngleagnaz: You didn't read it. It's a joke. No one with any common sense or common patriotism endorses the boycott.

And you went to the trouble of creating an account just to comment on my hub! I'm sorry if I offended you!


This Girl 6 years ago

The fact that you make fun of people who are outraged at the deterioration of human rights in this country is deplorable. You disgust me.


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author


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nicomp 6 years ago from Ohio, USA Author

hmmm... comments stopped pouring in after "This Girl" dropped off her two cents. I miss "This Girl"

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