Wednesday, May 12, 2010

From the Department of Weird Coincidences

This just in, as they say: Daniel Nasaw filed the following from his Washington desk for BBC News:

The Los Angeles city council has voted to boycott Arizona businesses in one of the strongest moves yet against the state's new immigration law.

Council members agreed to bar official travel to Arizona and avoid new city contracts with state firms.

The legislation still needs to be signed by the Mayor, but it is now headed for his desk. Meanwhile, according to their touring schedule, the Los Angeles Philharmonic (under the baton of their Venezuelan conductor) is performing tonight in Phoenix (having just performed here in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday evenings)! Given the rate at which governments move, I doubt that the law will be signed before Gustavo Dudamel lowers his baton to begin tonight's concert!

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