Russell Pearce's Pal Glenn Spencer, Nativist Anti-Semite, "Uninvited" by Senate Committee

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Nativist extremist Glenn Spencer gets the boot, for now...

Border extremist Glenn Spencer was a no-show today at the state Senate Border Security Committee hearing where he was to give a presentation on immigration. Before the hearing started, Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo told me that he was informed last night that Spencer had been "uninvited."

Gallardo and others, including the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona, had raised a ruckus over Spencer, who has documented ties to white nationalists and anti-Semites, and who himself has made anti-Mexican and anti-Jewish statements both on his Web site and to the press.

ADL regional director Bill Straus was at the hearing to see if Spencer would appear as scheduled. He categorized Spencer's being booted from the agenda as a minor victory.

"Maybe we should go party like it's St. Paddy's Day," quipped Straus, sardonically.

For those who've somehow forgotten, today is, of course, St. Paddy's Day.

Committee chairwoman Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake), who had defended the decision to invite Spencer, made a brief remark about Spencer before beginning a power-point presentation about the border, reputedly from the Texas government.

"We had a presentation from Glenn Spencer," announced Allen. "But that presentation will not be given today."

Does that mean Allen will try to sneak Spencer in some other day? Wouldn't surprise me.

I called Spencer for comment, but he has yet to get back to me.

I regard this as one, tentative step in the un-whitewashing of Spencer. In 2009, I blasted Channel 3 News for doing a laudatory piece on Spencer without mentioning his extremist ties and statements.

Last year, I criticized a Tea Party rally held on Spencer's ranch near the border. The event drew speakers such as Sheriff Joe Arpaio, state Senate President Russell Pearce, and others.

Spencer's affiliations aside, Spencer once played host to convicted kid-killer and minutewoman Shawna Forde. Spencer has admitted his contacts with Forde and the fact that she visited his home and used her laptop shortly before being arrested by FBI agents nearby his ranch.

So when I learned that Spencer was to give a presentation at the state Capitol, I quickly raised the alarm. The public would not countenance having a Klan leader or a neo-Nazi give such a lecture-by-invitation. So why should the Legislature give a platform with someone who has anti-Mexican and anti-Semitic views, and has ties to racist outlets such as American Renaissance?

I was heartened to see the Arizona Republic report on Spencer's scheduled appearance in today's paper. Asked about reports by the ADL and the Southern Poverty Law Center, concerning his activities he said, "They're lying."

However, his record pretty much speaks for itself.

How did Spencer get invited to begin with? Allen told the Republic it was "because his name was on a list of speakers who attended an anti-immigration rally last summer with Senate President Russell Pearce."

Indeed, Spencer and Pearce are allies. In 2008, Pearce even tried raising money on Spencer's americanpatrol.com.

Straus is correct. It's a small win for the rational, anti-hate side. Though, later in committee, as Senator Al Melvin -- a Pearce loyalist -- talked up proposals to put a state-funded fence on the border and have prison inmates build it as a de facto form of slave labor, I realized just how small of a win it was.

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Rubitz
Rubitz

What about the National Council de La Raza, or MeCha? These Anti-American racist groups are allowed to protest against U.S. Illegal Immigration Laws, while waving the Mexican Flag on U.S. Soil !!!!

These groups are for their race only. Isn't that racist?How about ST.Sen. Steve Gallardo, is he a member of these racist groups,since he is against his brown people being asked for their legal/illegal status????

Where is Home Land Security on these issues, who is protecting the rights of U.S. Citizens?It sure ain't de La Raza or MeCha!!!!!

Coz
Coz

Arizona has it's own Gaddafi, his name is Senator Pearce

Deserteagles
Deserteagles

Al Melvin is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (Simcox). Hes attended many border watch operations outside of Tucson, even campaigned at them

Hbherder
Hbherder

Yes, Al Melvin is a real knuckle dragger! Listening to the poor fellows idiotic rants and rambles at the various candidate forums and debates, what very few there were, That simple moron must have someone who bathes,dresses and clothes him because he certainly gives no hint that he is capable of performing even the simplest of the chores of daily life. But he's in good company at the lege!

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

Glenn Spencer is proof that God allows stupidity to exist for the sole purpose of keeping good people honest.

SantiagoJJJr
SantiagoJJJr

Recall Russell Pearce!

Arizona Senate rejects 5 major immigration hate bills! Every bill can be reconsidered one time by any member who voted on the prevailing side. The key to killing these bills is to reconsider it immediately and vote no on the motion. Because the bills weren't reconsidered, they are technically still alive.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

SuckFatOne
SuckFatOne

Excuse me Mr Feathered Dildo...I mean feathered dodo bird. Lets say Spencers presentation was turned over to a brown person, American of course, and presented to the State Senate next week. Yes, the same presentation that Spencer would have made....only given by a bornw American, with of course, no ties to anti anything except anti-breaking the law.........would you then oppose the content of the presentation, or would you find something else to rant about?

Bottom line is the border and our laws are broken.....Spencer has done amazing work to inform the public, and all of what he presents and showcases on his website is true, factual material. That is, in fact, what you are opposed to Mr lemondrop....the truth about the invasion of our nation. www.americanpatrol.com

Qwestioneverything
Qwestioneverything

"the invasion of our nation," what do you have to say about "the invasion of their nation?"

Tom
Tom

Amazing work my ass. This fucking piss brain is just as guilty as Shawna Forde in the murders of a father and his daughter. This guy is a nutless piece of shit who should be hung from the highest of trees.

Marcy
Marcy

Spencer is a one-dimensional thinker who doesn't offer any real solutions, just hatred.

Mike from Bisbee
Mike from Bisbee

Please notice that the garbage strewn about in the above post completely sidestepped the points presented by Lemons about Spencer's ties to racist hate groups, his anti-Semitic comments, his connections to child-killer Minuteman Shawna Forde and his insane ramblings about the "Reconquista."

If you are referring to Al Garza or any other right wing-nut of Mexican ancestry, he would be just as mistaken, twisted and warped in his hateful, paranoid thinking as that mean old man who slunk to the border after he was thrown out of the Pueblo Del Sol neighborhood in Sierra Vista by his neighborhood association for playing with loaded guns.

You do have an interesting cast of characters within Arizona's radical right wing. It reminds me of the cast of Gilligan's Island, but not nearly as funny.

takeoutthewhitetrash
takeoutthewhitetrash

Where do you get your white hood cleaned at?

What is a bornw American?

How nice that you were born here, doesn't seem you took much advantage of the public school system.

Creampuff
Creampuff

Illegal aliens should be arrested, jailed and deported. What do you say to that?

Deleksje
Deleksje

white people? yes they should be.

windtalker
windtalker

On his website this illegal terrorist vigilante, Glen Spencer, comments he was stunned that he was uninvited by committee chairwoman Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake), and not allowed to come and spew his vulgar hate, lies and vitriol against Hispanics in his effort to demonize them at the state Senate Border Security Committee hearing. Ha!

How long do these *primate thinking knuckle daggers figure the majority Americans were going to put up with their racist BS. Spencer and his ilk have had their 15 min of fame. Their "Tanton agenda" has finally been exposed thanks to much hard work by many wonderful people like Steve here at FB and Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo. Racism is losing. Anyone can see all across America in state after state it is being rejected, their proposals are ending up in the trash.

*btw, no offence meant to monkeys

http://americanpatrol.com/

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