The decision by What the...?! founder 'nicholas' came on the heels of the Los Angeles city council's decision to boycott the entire state of Arizona. 'nicholas', the blog's proprietor, offered the following explanation:
"Los Angeles is a city with second rate thinkers in their leadership positions. I can't put up with that, and they shouldn't expect me to."
The decision seemed controversial, but the founder declared it to be a "no brainer"
"What the...?! is a first rate blog with some well thought out opinion pieces and some pretty darn snappy commenters. As an American, I cannot go to Los Angeles today without risking all of that. If I come across a Los Angeles city councilman having a bad day who appreciates the commentary at What the...?! is a tad over his pay grade, I'll have to get an earful of his thickheaded nonsense. I just can't risk that. It's not American."
The decision is projected to cost the City of Los Angeles four to five thousand jobs and six to eight million in dollars of revenue lost. The decision called for the blog What the...?! to "refrain from conducting business with the City of Los Angeles, including participating in any conventions or other business that requires blog resources, unless the cities boneheaded bullying of the people of Arizona is repealed."
Asked to justify the astounding cost estimates, nicholas replied in typical What the...?! fashion:
"Do you remember the president offering evidence of the success of his jobs program on the basis of the number of jobs he said he had "saved"? It's just like that."
The Los Angeles city council could not be reached for comment.
April Gavaza over at The Hyacinth Girl takes the bull by the horns and smacks the good councilman square in the face. Here's a sample:
"Reyes’ statement doesn’t even make sense, by the way. And the smug self-congratulatory tone taken by the others quoted is absolutely nauseating. Honestly, these people couldn’t find their asses with both hands, and if you believe that they own the moral high ground in this case, you’re a complete moron. Do not waste my time by commenting or emailing."
That woman...wow! You know you want to read her. Get over there and quit wasting time. Do it now and save us both the heartache.
Here's a bit more insight from the brave souls over at the LA City Council:
"Councilwoman Janice Hahn, one of the co-sponsors of the motion and a Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, said her office has been flooded with “hate calls and hate e-mails” criticizing the resolution.
That 'hate mail' is simply people expressing their disbelief at your thick-headed obstinacy. It's called holding a dissenting opinion.
'But, she said, “we know bad things happened when good people don’t stand up and say something.”
We know that, you brick. That's why we are supporting the folks of Arizona, and calling pretentious fools like you on the carpet.
Didn't this gal use to hang out with Sam Kinison, after that whole thing with Jim Bakker went south?