Russell Pearce Recall Paperwork Filed by Anti-Pearce Group

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Halina Reed (left) and Somos Republicans' DeeDee Blase: Leading the (first) recall of Russell Pearce

On the day that state Senator Russell Pearce's insidious, anti-American, and unconstitutional plot to undermine the birthright citizenship provision of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment was being submitted in the state legislature by his cronies, a group calling itself Arizonans for Better Government filed recall paperwork against Pearce in Legislative District 18.

Chaired by the fierce, indefatigable DeeDee Blase of Somos Republicans, the group's stated grounds for recall refers implicitly to today's 14th Amendment travesty, and reads like a battle-cry against Russell Pearce Republicanism.

"We find Russell Pearce's overt disdain for the United State's Constitution to be indicative of his inability to govern as prescribed by his job description and the oath he took to regain his seat in the state Senate."

Now the clock begins to tick. Blase and her compatriots must submit 7,756 valid signatures of qualified electors to the Arizona Secretary of State's Office by May 27, 2011. If they do so, and the signatures are duly verified, Assistant Secretary of State Jim Drake tells me that Pearce can either resign or face a recall election.

According to Drake, depending on how quickly the signatures are submitted, this could take place in November of this year or Spring of 2012.

Any way you cut it, a recall election would be a thorn in Pearce's side, forcing him to campaign for his own legislative seat at a time when many have been expecting him to explore other possibilities, such as challenging U.S. Senator Jon Kyl in the GOP primary in 2012, or running for Maricopa County sheriff, say, if Joe Arpaio takes a powder.

There has been mumbling about an effort from some Democrats to recall Pearce, but apparently Blase has beaten them to the punch. Still, she maintains that she's willing to work with everyone, even former U.S. Senate candidate Randy Parraz, a Democrat who has been heavily involved in anti-Pearce efforts of late.

She says former Pearce foe and Mesa Democrat Robert MacDonald supports her effort. And her treasurer Halina Reed, is a former Dem, and currently a Libertarian, she bragged.

"We've got a broad coalition of Democrats, Republicans, church leaders and Republicans," Blase told me. "And what's going to help us with the Mormon community is the Utah Compact...We believe there is a change in the Mormon attitude over immigration. We're going to remind Mormons of that as well."

Mesa is heavily Mormon, and the LDS Church continues to be divided over immigration. But last year, the LDS Church came out in support of the Utah Compact, which calls for a humane, common-sense approach to immigration, unlike that adopted by nativist extremists such as Russell Pearce.

Blase said her group chose today because of the anti-14th Amendment efforts were being introduced into the state House and Senate, and because of Pearce's backing of them.

"This guy is evil," Blase said of Pearce, adding,"I was really bummed out because of the 14th Amendment [bills]. Now I'm so excited."

Indeed, Blase said she hopes to get twice the number of signatures required, and she could possibly pull it off, particularly if the Dems jump on board.

I would encourage them to do just that, and not descend into partisan squabbling. Keep your eye on the prize: taking down, or at the very least causing a lot of consternation to, that ogre of Sand Land politics, Russell Pearce.

PS: Another anti-Pearce effort will materialize soon. I'm waiting to see what transpires. I should point out that the goal should still be to hobble Pearce by getting the signatures. If another organization makes the attempt, let the best one win.  

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arnold
arnold

I'm glad to see people working to recall Pearce. HB 1070 and the proposed legislation are thinly disguised attempts to kick Mexicans out of Arizona. First you call them names and make them feel unwelcome; then introduce laws to give the political aspirations the weight of law. These are repressive policies, meant to remove people that Pearce doesn't like or want as his neighbors.

It is time we remove Russell Pierce from a political office which allows him to promote this brand of politics and fear. It's also time that we stand up to the bully's who call people degrading names and are happy when other people are afraid.

Jeh Contact
Jeh Contact

so what's the progress of this activity. Pearce should be recalled!

Betty
Betty

Who do we contact to volunteer? Post the # or e-mail.

Lisa
Lisa

where do I sign??

SusanCorridan
SusanCorridan

Stephen We need to know where and when so I can sign the damn thing!

Bronzeb
Bronzeb

pointless. waste of time. all this will do is draw more attention to his name and make him more popular. why not put that effort into finding someone DECENT to run against him. hes got more skeletons in his closet than anyone but yet he can still get elected? maybe if you people got off the message board and into the voting booth people like this would not be in office. but you let the minority pick the leaders for the majority. i wonder how many people will sign that and NOT go out and vote. or who will sign it and didnt vote in the first place? i go to vote and i live in a very mixed area (young old black white mexican asian)...me and my wife (both 35) were the youngest people by atleast 20 years at the polling location. everyone else was atleast 55+ and white. in the 3 years ive voted at this location (keinworth elementry school) i have yet to see a minority or a person in their 20s at the polling location. granted im only there for about an hr each time but every year its the same thing. so you dont come out and vote but yet when you dont get what you want you want a do over. well i wouldnt vote for this clown in a million years but i do not support a recall. we lost, we dont get a do over. this should be motivation for you to get off your butts support that grass roots canidate and VOTE. what was voter turn out for this last election? 40%?

Jim
Jim

The problem in America, is that the illegal immigrant wants to stay illegal-indefinitely!

A child born in America is a US citizen, but also a citizen of their parents country of origin. When the parents visa is up after 3 yrs., I think they have to sign up for US citizenship. If they deny citizenship, they have to return to their respective country, but their US born child has dual citizenship and can return to the US anytime without their parents who denied themselves citizenship. Hopefully the parents signed their child up at any US embassy consulate in many countries that are available so the US born child has access to either country at any time and benefits under federal law.

Now we only need instructions on paper given to the immigrantsparents upon return to their respective countries to declare their child dual citizen at any US Embassy.

I have to admit the Pearce team flubbed on the original draft and has cost AZ too much. At least the original intent of employment for US citizens and LEGAL immigrants passed the ninth circuit of appeals

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

opps!

They are as much my people as the Tea Partiers that YOU hate so much are yours.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

MORON Lou,

My info is correct! Your MOTHER was a WHORE! It is sad for you and I do feel for you as a person but when you bring in peoples family in what is otherwise a political disagreement then understand people will do their homework and put things out there that would otherwise mean nothing. Your moronic opinions are moronic with or without the family stuff.

I always leave family out of these things because it hurts people. On occasion MORONS like you come around and perpetuate lies and then freak when someone returns the favor. Stay on subject and we can have fun and argue to our hearts content. Otherwise I will find more family info and that my MORON amigo serves no purpose.

USAdefender1

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

Au Contraire, Idiot Daniel, AKA USAdefender1.

Now . . . it is YOU who are dying by the sword.

Many have tried to figure you out. Essentially, you are a self-hating Hispanic. You work AGAINST your own people. Why? You've already admitted your first wife's visa ran out. Then she died of cancer. It is no wonder you have so much hate for yourself and the undocumented. Hating the Latino undocumented is now a very logical basis for all of your unnecessary attacks . . . because it is easier to hate other Hispanics than hating yourself. You've got TWO reasons for so much hate . . . because you are still not over how your wife lost her visa and her life.

While this might have began as political, it is YOU who have made this personal, time and time again, hating unconditionally, and making up false stories about others that border on slander.

Even I, a relatively new person to your hatred, can see right through you.

If you had not overstepped your boundries, you would not be reading so much truth about yourself. You brought all of this attention on yourself. You thought you could get away with making up stories, calling names, spreading misinformation, trolling and intimidating people, but not any more.

As long as you continue to spread your hatred, I will be there to call you out. And I'll do it on radio, too, every chance I get. You don't like it? Tough! Go get your own radio show.

You brought this onto yourself. I am merely holding a mirror up to your own hatred.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

MORON Lou,

Let me set you straight! LOL! Sorry!!! Let me inform you so that you can try and twist and use what you like. She was not my first wife. We met on a blind date on one of my many yearly trips to a home I keep in Mexico. Once we met I stayed in Mexico for a little over a year returning to the U.S. when business required me to do so. We came to the states and married one week after her tourist visa had expired. We were a couple who married LIVE on one of the national radio stations that I was involved with. She died of liver cancer which was real painful and sad to see.

I then returned to Mexico and four years later remarried!!! My new wife and I travel quite a bit and enjoy life. As for the people who enter our country illegally I have no hate for them. If you were to take the time and remove your progressive shit cap you would see on my armature videos that my problem is with the criminal illegal’s who enter the country. Now I know that as a progressive MORON these criminals, who enter, enter at no fault of their own and that the lives they take are of no consequence to progressives like you because there are too many people on earth anyways. But I know what it is too loose a loved one and hate to see families torn because our government will do nothing to stop these criminals from entering. The business as usual on illegal immigration you people take is wrong to me. Also you keep mentioning that these are”my people”. They are as much mine people as are the U.S. citizen Tea Partiers that YOU hate so much. Funny to see who the real haters are! Plus, not one of my videos looks down on hard working people of any race.

Gilboy is a fanatic as I believe you to be. While you claim to be a progressive Gilboy in an anarchist in need of attention regardless of age. I personally think little of him as I do of you but find you to be more fun partly because of the voice you made of me. So have a nice evening and know that I’m working on a little segment for your show. Can’t wait until I finish it as I think you will get a kick out of it! It will be amateurish but I hope It will be amateurish but I hope you enjoy.

USAdefender1

P.S. As for my own show.... Been there and done that. But for the many MORONS out there it is easy to do. Buying time which especially in this market is an easy thing to do and then all you need to do is think BIG of yourself and wah-lah your done! You now have the MORON Lou show.

Taletha
Taletha

Is there a recall campaign to remove Mary Ann Wilcox, Ed Pastor and Raul Grijalva from office?

These 3 subversives were elected to serve the US citizenry yet they focus primarily on the needs of their criminal ethnic bretehern from Mexico

We need elected officials who will work for taxypaying Americans..

Tina
Tina

Mary Ann Wilcox? Subversives? Their criminal ethnic bretehern (sic) from Mexico?Besides ignorance, what motivates your bigoted hatred?

Pissed off cunt
Pissed off cunt

Yeah we do we need elected officials like the likes of your sorry ass Arpaio!!! What needs are they focused on? Getting read of anyone that is not trailer park trash like they are? Fucking retards,..how insane that society still accepts rascism in this country..Fuck Arpaio, Pearce and Brewer..I hope I meet them in their next lifetime as they play the part of a black or hispanic person..what you do to one will return to you plentifold guaranteed!!

We should support Pearce and his fucking son who is a child abuser..I dont blame the son because I bet he was abused by his father that pig slop of a human...

Tom
Tom

Show me where to sign. I would love to see this sorry ass prick get the boot. Maybe he and the boy can get into spousal cage fighting for a living.

JT Ready
JT Ready

Mr. Lemons should get an award for journalism soon. Even Wikipedia is siting his investigative journalism work as a source.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R...

Controversy

* In October 2006, Russell Pearce forwarded an email from National Alliance, a white separatist group, to a group of supporters. The email titled "Who Rules America"[12] criticized black and white intermixing and Jews in the media for promoting multiculturalism and racial equality, for depicting "any racially conscious White Person" as a bigot, and for presenting the Holocaust as fact.[13] He quickly apologized. The article reports, "He does not agree with the sentiments in the article, but that the title and the first paragraphs about media bias appealed to him. He said the article had been forwarded to him by someone else and he would not have sent it if he had read it in its entirety."[13] He stated in one of his apologies, "Ugly the words contained in it really are. They are not mine and I disavow them completely. Worse still, the website links to a group whose politics are the ugliest imaginable."[13]

* Pearce was also criticized for his association with white supremacist J.T. Ready.[14] Pearce endorsed Ready for Mesa City Council in 2006[15] and appeared with him at several rallies. In 2004 Pearce was photographed attending J.T Ready's baptism into the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Church documents reveal that Pearce ordained J.T Ready into the LDS priesthood.[16]

Hock
Hock

Although I support the effort, and wish them luck...I'm afraid it has no chance of being successful. Pearce is too entrenched in the simple minded community he "represents." Unfortunately, the people of Mesa actually support what he's doing...even though it is evil, shortsighted, and bigoted.

Coz
Coz

Sure wish I lived in the district to sign the petition.Sure hope they get enough signatures, it would be nice to see Pearce ride off into the sunset wearing his white KKK hood and robe and never to be heard from again.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

I have signed you all up for a new organization called "SON unos MORONS"! ReeRee and DeeDee can be honorary members of the group. Dodo Bird can be the secretary, Gilboy the mascot and MORON Lou the Press secretary!

That way we have a “bipartisan” group of open border MORONS to make it look legit!

Progressives are so funny. Really, who falls for this stuff?

USAdefender1

RGIROB
RGIROB

EXCELLENT IDEA!!! AND YOU CAN BE THE ASS KISSER OF COURSE!!

Factual52
Factual52

USAdefiler1: Is that group affiliated with your Aryan Nation, or was it started by the block captain in your trailer park?....Just curious.

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

HEAR more of the inane antics of our resident SMI bloggger, Daniel (AKA USAdefender1) who slobbers all over everyone's news blogs with his blind hatred . . . in the latter half of THIS show: http://theloushow.podbean.com/...

P.S. On a serious note, Daniel, how can you so love policies that worked against your first wife? Did you not love her? Or do you hate so much to hide how you let her down? Aren't you really so secretly disappointed in how you abandoned her that you had to become the monster you are today? Are you only capable of hate? Why do you love to hate your own people? Is this the only love you can realize?

Poor "USAdefender1". He has nothing left of his own to love. He loves only his country, and it doesn't include himself or his other Hispanics. Poor Daniel.

USAdefender1
USAdefender1

Most of my friends are Hispanics. My wife is Hispanic. My children are Hispanic. I'm Hispanic. You are White, Your mother is white and so is your brother. While you may think that because I'm Hispanic I should not have an opinion I beg to differ. As you may know Lou the MORON I have done well for myself and my family and so I have put out some tentacles to learn a little more about you.

In checking you out I was informed that your mother was arrested in 1971 for solicitation six times with two incidents resulting in arrests. She was victimized by her father (your grandfather) during her childhood. Your father was a drunk who left when you were young boy and you know little of him to this day. You brother has been in rehab but is doing well now and you have only had one serious relationship with a man named Gerry who passed away three years ago.

So I guess if what you want is to air laundry let's do it. A person’s past is an open book. I tried to be as accurate as I could but as you know without a firsthand account of the real facts one might need to fill in the blanks a little.

USAdefender1

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

You have no idea who I am so all your information is false. It's not even creative.

But MY information, about you and your wife, your false allegations against others, what you look like, how you act, and how you try to manipulate, can be collaborated by Gilman (specifically, and many others). I trust him. I don't trust you. YOU hate your own kind and YOU dissed your own wife. WHY you constantly come in here and cause trouble, I do not know. All I know is that you have a negative imagination.

YOU hate. And YOU are hated.

How sad . . . for YOU.

kit carson
kit carson

Self-loathing is all he has. He does not love this country, if he did, he wouldn't tolerate those who are tearing it asunder with their unconstitutional efforts.

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

And if you read his additional comments, the ones bragging on "how well he has done for himself and his family" . . . Doing "well" does not translate into how good of a human being one can be. In fact, someone who does so "well" is additionally doubly twisted for putting such a value on money while SIMULTANEOUSLY becoming such an asshole. I'm sure his deceased wife it indeed proud of "His Assholiness . . . USAdefender1 "Daniel". (In other words: A Wealthy Asshole is twice as bad!)

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

(I heard his feelings got so hurt that he cried to his "You Don't Speak For Me" buddies and now I've a got a vendetta out on me by those vendidos.)

Billymadi
Billymadi

Yea, Pearce is totally nuts. He might just be the most power hungry while insane politician since Joseph McCarthy.

Read a great satire that he was planning on next trying to pass legislation that mirrored that of the Dictator in the Woody Allen film, Bananas. Too funny.

http://www.moderntimesmagazine...

dw
dw

Long overdue. One less embarrassment for the state.

Porter M. Corn
Porter M. Corn

Wish I could sign the petition and my dead Uncle Fred too, like good Dems we are.

Drissi01
Drissi01

Let me know where to sign up?

Oldman47
Oldman47

This would be the only time I wish I was in his district. So I could sign the recall petition.

Rob
Rob

Strongly agree with this action but I see no mention of who would be proposed to go against Pearce in an election should enough valid signatures make it happen. Nothing would be worse than to gather the signatures and not have a candidate to oppose him. On the other hand, nothing would be better than a strong candidate that will only help people take interest or get on board.

Arizona's Politics
Arizona's Politics

Should be an interesting effort. Pearce will likely be very confident and may even enjoy the extra publicity. Which is not said to discourage Blase 'n Reed. In fact, my post last night may actually provide them with some encouragement:

Arizona's Politics: Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce's Nightmare Spam Act: "For Just $250", He'll "FAX Every Member of Congress and Obama Every Day for 5 Days", at http://bit.ly/i9Drra

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