Russell Pearce Versus J.T. Ready in Dennis Gilman's New Video (w/UPDATE AND RESPONSE FROM RUSSELL PEARCE)

Pearce vs. Ready: The Dennis Gilman video

Note: Please see update below with response from Senator Pearce.

Who's more credible: Arizona's best-known neo-Nazi J.T. Ready, or state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce?

Watch Dennis Gilman's latest, and you be the judge. In it is some never-before-seen footage of Pearce endorsing Ready for Ready's 2006 Mesa city council run. I obtained the footage from a confidential source. It was part of some pro-Ready campaign material handed out to folks back in 2006.

I've already exposed Pearce's presence at Ready's baptism into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the fact that Pearce ordained Ready as an elder in the Mormon Church. This, despite Pearce's denials concerning his past involvement with Ready.

This is how Pearce responded to my request for comment concerning the LDS material, also obtained from a confidential source:

"Just the facts Ma'am. Steve the truth for a change would be nice. I had nothing to do with Mr. Ready's baptism, I was invited to attend and I did. I can guarantee if they knew later he would be involved with hate groups that baptism would have never taken place. No one could have known or guessed he would later become involved with radical hate groups."

You can read the full e-mail thread, here.

Ready makes some new allegations regarding Pearce. The most intriguing is Ready's claim that he played the part of a stalking horse for Pearce at one time.

"I could be the voicebox," said Ready during an interview he gave to Gilman and me. "I can also be a bell weather to tell how much resistance we're going to get from the ADL, how much resistance are we going to get from the mainstream media, how much resistance can we get from the people...how can we push the bar a little bit further, keep him in the safe zone, and inch up forward and I take all of the brunt of the hit and so forth."

Ready also claims that he and Pearce shared bigoted comments with each other in the past. I've e-mailed Pearce for a response, and will post it here if I receive a reply. (PLEASE SEE UPDATE BELOW.)

You have to wonder if Ready has video, audio or e-mails that back up these latest claims. Or if someone else out there has the info to back them up. If anyone does, I hope they share it. Particularly with me.

I helped out with interviewing Ready, but the finished product belongs to Dennis, who shot and edited it, obviously. Considering that everything Pearce-related is news these days, I would expect it to go viral.

UPDATE: Senator Pearce responded to J.T. Ready's allegations on swapping bigoted or racist comments/views with Ready back when they were still interacting. Here's what he had to say:

"That is a complete LIE.  No such swapping of jokes and I never knew about any of his dealing until you exposed them. I do not understand his motives for such statements."

I thanked Senator Pearce for his reply, and took the opportunity to ask him a few more questions via e-mail. If he replies, I will post both the questions and the answers.


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Watch your back in AZ!!
Watch your back in AZ!!

J.T Ready had better watch his back. He has upset "Elder Daddy Pearce". We all know he is going to get even!!!!

NegroNazi
NegroNazi

Has anyone ever noticed how JT is a lot like Joe, as in always wanting to have his face in front of a camera, no matter how stupid he sounds when his mouth opens.

Jaimeju34
Jaimeju34

Sometimes i wonder how many latina women or latino men turned down Russell Pearce for him to hate the latino community so much. Pearce and Brewer should get married and have sherriff Shmoe officiate the nazi ceremony:)

Gray Race
Gray Race

As much as I don't like JT, I have to admit that I give him credit for exposing that no good lying cock sucking asshole that should be banned as a politician Pearce. Our state is currently in a downfall economy, and this prick and his wackos are wasting time on this stupid shit? I hate to say this cause of JT ties to neo nazi's but, go to every media source to expose this lying asshole.

Adolfo Maldonado
Adolfo Maldonado

I don't agree with JT's view on life but at minimum admire his courage to say clearly without any apologies what he believes in. He and I are the same in that respect. Again, I do not condone, justify, nor agree with JT. I'm Mexican, why would I?

Pearce is a liar.

You know what they say, “Once you pierce the truth, then you’re nothing but a liar.”

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

The biggest bullshit flag in all of this is Pearce's statements that he just basically happened to be handy to use when Ready got ordained into the priesthood of the Mormon church. THis is an important moment, and you don't just grab someone who happens to be standing around to do it, it's a father, grandfather, mentor, etc., not Joe Blow off the street.

Rollem45
Rollem45

RuSSell PearSSe should head back to a retired life and below about what a modest former deputy he was. JT Ready should head back to the border and wait for his show down moment...doubt he will survive.

JT Ready
JT Ready

I sent Russell a Father's Day email poem on an occasion and he responded that he considered me to be a true son to him. I will have to try to find it. I wonder how he will try to wiggle out of that one. Even the GOP is seeing through his blatant lies. They canceled him flying to Washington, D.C. to represent our state and chose instead to send JBSer Ron Gould. They would rather have conspiracy nuts go to the Capital any day of the week than a lying Nazi with a tarnished badge I suppose. That's why they tolerate a Sarah Palin in the crayon box but will shelve old Pearce as soon as they fully realize who he really is. Soon Russell may not be the most powerful man in Arizona for very long. He will instead be despised by both the right and the left as one of the biggest liars of our time.

"I do not understand his motives for such statements." -Russell Pearce

Really? It is called the the truth, Sir. No wonder you wouldn't understand.

Barni Qaasim
Barni Qaasim

While Arizona has become a joke to most of the civilized world, its good to seee some good home-grown journalism. Excellent work Dennis Gilman and our feathery friend!

Rob
Rob

Now THERE'S a shocker...Pearce denying swapping tales with Ready. Never saw that coming.

Because the good Senator Pearce - Arizona Senate President Pearce - has always been forthright and open about his relationship and past with JT Ready.

Right?

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer is he, eh? All things aside, he doesn't recall the basic rule of email? (Based on this and the previous email exchanges). It's in black and white now...can't deny or run from it.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Food for thought:

"Pathological liars often confuse truth and falsehoods and, during a structured interview, are inconsistent in their responses. Pathological liars may believe their lies are the truth. Pathological liars are intelligent, manipulative and may be self-centered. It is unknown if pathological lying is controllable by the individual. It is possible that a pathological liar may believe his lies to the point that he is delusional.

Read more: Definition of a Pathological Liar | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5117..."

Symptoms of a Pathological Liar:A pathological liar would always tend to exaggerate about things. He/she would always talk about many things in a much broader perspective. Their daily life often includes such far-fetched sentences about many things. It could be a simple issue that may not even hold too much importance for you.

These kinds of liars would be noticed easily because they tend to change their stories frequently. It may so happen that a pathological liar may not really be able to keep a record of stories that are fabricated as per his/her imagination and this may be noticed very easily in any normal situation.

These liars often lie in situations whenever they find it easy to do so. A simple situation is often used to their advantage by such liars.

They often go on the defensive whenever anyone cross-examines the person. This happens even if you ask an innocent question in relation to the given situation. A pathological liar would tend to feel threatened when questioned. This could explain their reaction to any questions asked.

A pathological liar must be handled carefully if you wish to help the person change this habit. These liars would need to be reminded gently about their behavior by pointing out their little bits of lies. Do not blame them for the lies, as many times, they are not even aware about what is being said by them. You might need to use professional help to tackle extreme cases. ************************************************************************************************************So, you see folks, we should not be treating pearce harshly since he simply cannot help himself. He is simply, like the MCSO sheriff, mentally ill and can't control himself.

But, based on his actions and activities, I think it would be appropriate to ask that he be removed from his position as a state senator and put into a mental health facility for the remainder of his mortal days on earth.

I think there is a Sheriff Posse in Sun City West that could watch over him...

By the way, did anyone here realize the Sun City West posse is simply a tax exempt organization that is NOT a part of MCSO and not funded by MCSO? The members also are NOT P.O.S.T. certified, and ARE NOT actually affiliated with MCSO. Yet, they wear uniforms similar to MCSO and could easily be confused as being part of MCSO.

http://www.sheriffspossesuncit...

And we wonder how the shurf garners votes from these people...

Russell Pearce
Russell Pearce

J.T., I got some new ones!!!!

Q. How did the Mexican girl get pregnant? A. Her teacher told her to go home and do an essay!!!

Q. What do pink flamingos put in their front yards?A. Plastic Mexicans!!!

Funny shit. See you at the rally!

Sincerely,

Russell

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

The best Gilman video ever. I sent copies to many of the lobbyists who "sponsored" his fund raiser this week and also to my representatives in the legislature. The other Senators who voted this POS to be their president need to know who he really is.

RuS.S.ell Pearce calling someone else a liar is like Michael Jackson calling someone else wierd.

JT Ready
JT Ready

Russell has reasons to lie. I do not. The public can figure out what is really going on.

Chem Trail Karen
Chem Trail Karen

I didn't think Gilmanado could make a shittier video then the ones for those NIGHTMARE ACT CRIMINAL BRATS but here it is. Another attempt to betray his country.

But I do hope J.T. Ready and Senator Pearce are able to work things out. They make a great team. Now wouldn't THAT backfire on you OPEN BORDER ANARCHISTS. LOL.

Coz
Coz

What's really funny is Pearce will stand there and tell people he doesn't lie, even when faced with the tapes that prove he's lying in his own words.

There's a term for that and Pearce, it's call a Pathological Liar.

Stacy
Stacy

Excellent interview helping us connect the dots. Dennis and Stephen make an excellent team. GOOD JOB.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Priceless. Absolutely priceless.

What goes around, comes around, Mr. pearce. And when it does you will get bitten...

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Every time I see that flag shirt on Russell Pearce, it has the same effect on me as Larry Flynt showing up in court wearing a diaper fashioned from a U.S. Flag. It give me the same sickening feeling. Upon reflection, I feel that Mr. Flynt was absolutely disgusting in his treatment of the flag. However, I am 100% certain that Mr. Flynt knew then and knows now what our flag stands for. I don't believe that of Mr. Pearce.

JT Ready
JT Ready

Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isn't. You cannot shirk this and be a man. To decide against your conviction is to be an unqualified and inexcusable traitor, both to yourself and to your country, let men label you as they may.- Mark Twain

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

or is that "Once you Pearce the truth, then you're nothing but a liar."

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Somebody like a father to the one getting ordained?

Porter M. Corn
Porter M. Corn

With the repeal of DADT, sources tell us JT is eagerly awaiting the time he can reenlist.

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

J.T., judging by his other kids, you'd be the pride of his family. At least you haven't beat your kids or been involved in forgery.

Coz
Coz

Go get-em JT...

Post the poem, would love to see what Pearce has to say about someone he says he doesn't know but considers a true son.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Pearce will tell his lies often and to a wide audience in an effort to create the truth. Here is to hoping the real truth prevails.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Rob, please refer to my earlier post about pathological liars. They simply don't care what they say, orally or in print, for they will just deny it later and they will believe whatever it is they are saying at the time... in the face of any and all facts...

Coz
Coz

Been known for a long, long time Tommy that Bozo Joe buys the Sun City votes by letting them play pretend cops while wearing depends.

I see them all the time out here on my side of town driving around in their MCSO marked cars. It's pretty funny actually, most of them are too old to even be driving.

Scary thought that someone might actually confuse them with someone associated with REAL law enforcement (using that term loosely when referring to MCSO) and need immediate emergency help to stop an assault or something as just as serious.

Coz
Coz

Great idea Chad, we should be sending it to them weekly to remind them, we all know what a short memory they have being the mental midgets they are.

Gray Race
Gray Race

JT you are finally realizing how much of a lying prick Pearce is. I guess he stab you in the back really bad huh?

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

I can't believe I "liked" a comment by J.T., but I do respect him for being true to his beliefs and for pointing out the obvious - that RuSSell Pearce has every reason in the world to lie about this.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Mr. Ready,

I don't agree with you and I don't support your positions. But I do get the sense that you are shooting straight on interactions with Pearce. Pearce can't tell a consistent story or even a consistent string of lies. Pearce contradicts Mr. Ready with emphatic zeal. However, at the same time he contradicts his own recorded statements, his appearances, church records. Memories fade, but such archived materials tell the story as it happened. As you point out, Pearce does have a reason to sweep this under the rug. His methods of doing so are denial and dishonesty.

Coz
Coz

Don't like you much at all for the NAZI thing you stand for JT, but I have to give you credit for standing up to Pearce and the help exposing Pearce for the redneck POS he is.

Steve Muratore
Steve Muratore

Look how long it's taken for the public to realize the truth about Arpaio.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

//"But I do hope J.T. Ready and Senator Pearce are able to work things out. They make a great team."//

You DO understand that to Pearce, there IS no team, and there NEVER WAS, right? If you would pay attention, you'd see that that is the issue we are talking about, Pearce is stating that there was NEVER any direct relationship between the two, let alone a "team".

Jeebus, you dumb bitch, try and pay attention.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Karen, your jealousy is showing. You might feel better if Dennis was kind enough to video tape your concubine activities with the Flaccid Fool....

SeeForYourself
SeeForYourself

Laugh out loud? More like cackle insanely from a padded cell. Pearce and Ready becoming best buds again would just confirm what anyone with common sense already knows -- Pearce is just another Nazi with a hateful agenda that resonates with the ignorant (you included) during tough economic times. Karen, just follow your chem trail back to your meth lab and keep posting, because the Pearce/Ready message is clearly distilled in your bigoted insanity, and that's the truth people need to see about Russell Pearce..

Coz
Coz

Doesn't look like that's going to happen, seems even the Nazi's hate the Klan.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, I think you're being far too kind to pearce. I think his wearing of the flag is a complete denigration of what the culture of the United States of America is about. If we just didn't live in another country called Arizona think how nice it could be...

Percussionist
Percussionist

Your "conviction" is based on erroneous facts. Hate will put the world in a flame - and it did. Hate is an emotion that clouds judgment and will not allow one to decide what is right and what is wrong. Hate only allows the person under its influence to justify their actions with whatever is at hand and is observable (which is not always a "fact"). Facts must be tested. The idea of "race" is an idea that has been tested and has failed.

Our scientific studies on human DNA show clearly that ALL we all have a common ancestery - that of people from Africa, dark skinned people. There is but one human race. There may be cultural or ethnic substrata of all sort but all those are caused by nuture, not nature. Humans are taught to hate, their natural tendency is to love one another (and a lot - our sex drive is responsible for our dominance on this planet).

Stop the hate JT - renounce Nazism and the idea that "White People" have some enhanced capacity over other people with different skin color (a REALLY STUPID idea BTW, whether the DNA evidence is there or not) are not to be mixed with and are inferior.

Your idea of creating a "white homeland" is just not based on reality.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Exactly!! This is not something taken lightly by the people on either side, it's like giving away the bride at a wedding, they don't do Rock, Paper, Scissors in the back to see whose turn it is.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Coz, speaking of mental midgets, I read this morning that the Flaccid Fool of MCSO was booed by the crowd during one of the bowl parades as he was riding in the MCSO armored car... or whatever his latest mechanical gimmick is...

I also heard that someone in the audience had a laser trained on the Old Fool's forehead at one time. No gun, just a laser pointer... but it certainly leads one to think there might be hope. Apparently the Sun City West crowd was busy with something else and didn't make it there to defend the Wrinkled Winkle....

Coz
Coz

Way to long, but what did you expect, the voting public that votes for Arpaio, Pearce and Brewer aren't to bright to begin with.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

You are correct Tommy. I am far too kind. I like what you say though. It cut through what I was feeling as I wrote my comment. While Larry Flynt denigrated the flag in a vile way, he fought (in court, not war) for what the flag stood for. Pearce denigrates not only the flag, but the people, the culture of the country, and what the flag stands for. Pearce's actions might not be as visually vile as Larry Flynt's, but his motivations, underlying beliefs, and failure of honesty have nothing to do with the flag I salute daily. His flag attire is nothing more than a sickening fraud on society. I honestly believe that for Russell Pearce, the flag is not about patriotism; it is a PR gimmick. In my mind Pearce is the far lower life form of the two.

Of course, my comments have not even got into the subject of the present video. I have not much to add to what has been said on this. My temper gets hot when I see Rusty the Pearce in that flag shirt.

JT Ready
JT Ready

Spewing the word "hate" around is hardly presenting facts.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Now, while I may not like anything you do or stand for(The 'pure race' neo-Nazi crap, for example), and I think traipsing around the desert playing soldier is going to get someone shot, a hunter, hikers, campers, maybe even kids out tearing it up in the desert like I did when I was a kid, before I got smart enough to realize how damn hot it was, I believe you on this one because I've known enough Mormons to know this isn't something taken lightly.

He's trying to throw you under the bus, but it's a weak throw, and besides, the bus has already passed. Pearce will be exposed for the liar he is, but unfortunately the residents of AZ seem to love having known liars in charge, so he might be where he is for quite awhile...

JT Ready
JT Ready

That is correct. He left his family ward and drove across town specifically to be the one to ordain me like a father would. I have no reason to lie. I am just the surrogate son of a liar.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

While we wait for indictments, lawsuits, etc. to work their way through the system, we seem to witnessing the increasing irrelevance of Arpaio. Is it because Babeu, Pearce and others have taken center stage? Is it because Arpaio is laying low?

Coz
Coz

LOL, too funny Tommy...

Loosecannonsbluesband
Loosecannonsbluesband

I am a member of Veteran's organization whose primary purpose is to prevent disrespectful acts towards our flag. Using a flag or the representation of a flag on an article of clothing, other than a pin or a patch worn on the right shoulder, is an example of disrespect and abuse of the flag of our country. This is especially using a representation of the flag as a shirt, what with the amount of food that pig Pearce eats, he's sure to get some barbeque sauce or spittle on his shirt. Can you imagine, Pearce huffing and puffing about gardners and dishwashers invading our country and the a little piece of spit comes out of his mouth and lands on his shirt that looks like a flag - and there you have it: SENATOR PEARCE SPITS ON THE AMERICAN FLAG!

While defacing a flag is an act of protected speech under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, as established in Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397 (1989), and reaffirmed in U.S. v. Eichman, 496 U.S. 310 (1990), Pearce should practice what he preaches.

Just like praying to god for your own selfish wants or for the harm of others is blasphemy and a violation of the Commandment, "Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy god in vain", this Pearce fellow is full of contradictions.

I just wish he's stop defacing the symbol of our liberty as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, our flag - the one that guarantees Pearce's right to spew the hate that he does.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["His flag attire is nothing more than a sickening fraud on society"]

You nailed it, Gerry.

Charles Ward
Charles Ward

Or what Sinclair Lewis predicted about fascism in the US arriving wearing a flag and carrying a cross? He sure nailed Pearce dead to rights.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Let's see, what was that Samuel Johnson quote regarding patriotism - that it was the last refuge of the scoundrel...

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