Russell Pearce -- Infamous Already for Assaulting Arizona's Economy -- and His Ban Amnesty Now Hate Group Attack Local Businesses With Boycott

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Sean McCaffrey: Russell Pearce's cynical mini-me...

One estimate released in November of 2010 pegged the loss of convention spending in Sand Land at $141 million as fallout from Pearce's Arizona Senate Bill 1070. Even if you don't buy that particular number, the boycott and backlash over 1070 have certainly affected Arizona's economy, and not in a good way.

But Pearce is so blinded by his hatred of Hispanics that he doesn't care about local businesses, as a good conservative should. 

As far as this current boycott against New Times' advertisers goes, it's McCaffrey and Pearce's childish, cowardly reaction to tough criticism meted out by this writer. 

For example, in one recent blog item, I discussed the slew of legal and ethical issues involved in Pearce's staying on as BAN president and as host of BAN's radio show on KFNX 1100 AM, while he campaigns for state Senate in Legislative District 25.

Indeed, BAN's status as a 501(c)4 tax-exempt organization should be in trouble because of Pearce's continuing ties to BAN. This is something McCaffrey admitted to me when we discussed BAN's hiring of Pearce in late January.

I also know that McCaffrey was personally upset that I had asked him to disclose BAN's tax forms, as 501(c)4 groups are required to do by federal law. I first asked for them in mid-February, and he stonewalled me until recently, when I made good on a promise to complain to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service if he did not comply.

BAN's tax form for 2010, the first year it was in business and the only one currently available, shows the organization's take for the year to be $102,480.

That's not bad, considering that McCaffrey started BAN in May 2010 -- and that he lost a major asset not long out of the gate, when Sheriff Joe Arpaio severed all ties with the organization.

(BTW, if you're curious, you can eyeball BAN's financial docs for yourself, here.)

As I reported in October of that year, McCaffrey messed up royally when he sent out an e-mail blast bearing Arpaio's signature as an "honorary national co-chair" of BAN, which claimed that "illegals" were plotting to steal the 2010 midterm elections. The e-mail also called on a "grassroots army" of "voter prevention volunteers" to waylay suspected illegal aliens at the polls.

Voter intimidation is illegal under the federal Voting Rights Act, and Latino groups were enraged. There were calls for the U.S. Justice Department to investigate, and Arpaio felt the heat, even though Arpaio's campaign manager Chad Willems claimed that Arpaio had never authorized his signature to be used on the e-mail.


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DNichols
DNichols

Good thing Pearce's old Boss Sheriff Arpaio has his Stooges as A.G, and M.C.A.G. otherwise Pearce, his Brother, Two Nieces, the Tea Party Official, and the wonderful Ringer/Sham Candidate Mrs Cortez would all be charged with their Felony Electoral Rigging, and Manipulating Scheme they engauged in in Pearces Recall Eletion.

Pearce should now be running for "Inmate of the Month".

To: Justice?

Even in a Political "Cesspool"!

Olson
Olson

teknik1200, politics has become polluted by redneck religion.  Exhibit #1--Santorum.

wherewasi
wherewasi

ROTFLMFAO!

Greg Patterson of the Espresso Pundit claims that BAN's (LOL) BUY-cott of PNT " is unlikely to actually drive New Times out of business, but he will hurt them and he may even manage to tip the balance and finish them off.”

Get the whole "scoop" (i.e. pile of doo doo) at Snorin' Alliance:

http://sonoranalliance.com/201... 

Geo Cities
Geo Cities

 Reading Schedule O....$5,000 for their "geo-cities style" website?  They should be investigated by the IRS for that write off.

PusselRearceneedstogo
PusselRearceneedstogo

This weekend I'm going to Harkins for a movie and stop in at one of the restaurants that advertise in the New Times. And next weekend...and the weekend after that, etc. 
Kudos and bouquets to the advertisers in the New Times. The only paper in the valley
that publishes the "whole picture".

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

Whatever the Pearce supporters boycott, we'll drive across town and support those businesses. Had enough of Pearce hatred and abuse of power that has destroyed the Arizona we came to with all the false PR materials. If Pearce prevails, businesses and the state will lose, while the handful of profiteers keep on keeping on with ALEC/Koch Bros. millions. 

Snickery
Snickery

I know someone else pointed this out already, but I just can't get over their stunning stupidity of calling their boycott a "buycott". A buycott is the opposite of a boycott! LOL!

Car_del99
Car_del99

Russell P. is a MORON he is just too STUPID , to realize that !!!! and so are his supporters

Car_del99
Car_del99

200 " dings " does not make a " wreck "
So, who cares if they boycott ?
Is like saying.. if my car has 200  " dings " caused by dust.. would my car be a wreck ?

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

To counteract the effect of this buycott, I propose we all show more SUPPORT for New Times advertisers.  Today, we'll go to Bourbon Street, Hi-Liter, and Centerfolds.  Tomorrow, Jaguars, Amazons, and Band-Aids. 

Adrian Cruz
Adrian Cruz

I wouldn't worry too much if I were New Times' advertisers.  Anyone who's been to a Pearce rally can see that BAN's supporters aren't exactly in the highest socioeconomic strata. 

Tonyr
Tonyr

I will buy more from a New Times advertiser because of this shit.  These dudes are boobs.

sven
sven

what's up with that big bump on his head?  hope it's nothing serious.

AnotherMesaVoter
AnotherMesaVoter

This is going to hurt their cause much more than it's going to have any effect on New Times. They keep pushing and pushing and it's just more dialogue to add to the string of dialogue now taking place in this beautiful state of Arizona. Pearce, Arpaio, Lesko, Seel  - they just keep adding more ammunition to the fire. It's time for everyone to get angry over the politicians in this state - and I think we are!  2012 the year of change.

Paula Pennypacker
Paula Pennypacker

I can't believe what I just read. A buy-cott?! As Arizona businesses are struggling to stay afloat.

It's way past time that we -- the "radical middle" stand up to the "radical right" and Russell Pearce's polarization movement that has dominated Arizona politics for far too long -- and say "enough." We want solutions that promote the general welfare -- not Pearce's welfare.

The only one convinced of Pearce's moral superiority is Pearce and his flock of extreme partisans! Oh -- and as a "true" conservative -- I think the Phoenix New Times rocks!

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

Spot on Stephen!

Too bad 501(c)4's don't have to list names/addresses of who they got their money from. 

But having seen Arpaio's and Pearce's finance reports for several years now, it's a pretty sure bet their support comes from targeting and preying upon elderly OUT OF STATE retired senior citizens as well.

Add in that it was a long shot that what few local supporters they may have actually patronize NT's advertiser's businesses in the first place.
 
Given all this, Pearce's boycott on local businesses is pretty laughable, and given the economy, an extremely bad strategy on his part.

McCaffrey is just in it for the money (see the tax forms for McCaffrey's 2012 & 2013 projected "budgets.")

First ever senator recalled in the history of the state of Arizona Pearce just cares about himself; not us, not Arizona.
 

Jim_PGR
Jim_PGR

It's amazing that anything to do with upholding the law and a state's sovereignty is automatically deemed by you lib-progs as "racist" and the person saying/typing it is a "bigot" AND "racist."  Amazing.

Wanumba
Wanumba

McCaffery is an uptight pencil-necked goober.

Can't wait to see Russ get humiliated again...Keep crying Russ

Iamgayandisupportyou
Iamgayandisupportyou

Pearce makes me sick. I am glad he is out of office and the people will prevail again!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

And Pearce wonders why businesses refuse to relocate to Arizona.

Russell Pearce is an effing sick old man who would rather target harmless Hispanics than attempt to repair the sunk economy, give schools more money for more teachers, and grow jobs. He'd rather spend $10 million on private prison beds than hiring 25 new teachers.

It's thanks to right-wing extreme pieces of shit like Pearce that Arizona is a police state. I wonder how much money Pearce makes from the profit of the private prison beds from CCA?

"I want to see immediate relief for businesses. We need jobs now." --Russell Pearce, summer 2011, when the Legislature was called into special session to change the ONE word in state law to give the long-term unemployed emergency benefits, which was never even intorduced to the Senate floor. 

TaxpayingVoter
TaxpayingVoter

I think you should be very civil and polite.

Smiling while smiting is always just THAT much more aggravating to the 'victim'....lol

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Ground hog Pearce is at again, he thinks his shit does not stink.

R. E. Prindle
R. E. Prindle

Gosh, why do you get so excited when non-liberals boycott.  Why don't you object to the boycotting of guys like Rush Limbaugh by advertisers at the insistence of the Liberal nutcakes.  Why don't you get excited by the blacklisting of people like Buchanan. 

Boycotting is the chief way of making your displeasure felt.  It's just a fracturing American society.  Only going to get worse.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

This is clearly a sign of how completely desperate Sluggo Pearce is!

Can't he just go away - stay home and abuse his wife, visit his sons in prison, start another hate group?

Ted Swift
Ted Swift

Yeah, a boycott by Russell Pearce is indeed like getting boycotted by the KKK. Any advertiser who caves in to his plea should be drummed out of town as a racist.

guest
guest

I just sent that guy an email to tell him that I've been buycotting your advertisers for quite some time. he thanked me, I told him that it was no problem.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

McCaffrey as mini-me. Heh, that's about it. Won't be long before Sean is as big a fat ass as his mentor. He's already as big a fat head.

Carolyn Cooper
Carolyn Cooper

Calling their "boycott" a "buycott" is entirely consistent with the right wing's habit of giving Orwellian names to everything -- like renaming the Estate Tax, the Death Tax to trick voters into thinking it applies to them although if you're not extremely wealthy you'd never pay a dime. The right wing screamed bloody murder when principled leaders advocated boycotting Arizona in protest of it's racial-profiling and constitution-violating SB1070. Looks to me like they are just trying to avoid accountability for hurting Arizona businesses with a "boycott". They want to do it, they just don't want people to equate it with what they were screaming about for months on end.

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

Stephen, do you have the number for the radio show? Id like to call up Russ next week and lay down some biblical law so to speak..by quoting several Bible versus that contradict his bs religious claims..see, in the Bible, on more than a few occasions, it states "and you should treat the alien as your brother, for you were once aliens yourselves in Egypt."..And as this is a nation of immigrants, i want to hear his reply. 

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Not to mention if they get too excited it would likely be fatal...

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 His horn must be popping through again. Time to visit the old bench grinder again Russ. Maybe you can get a two-fer and have your tail bobbed too.

TOM
TOM

He was auditioning for a part in the three stooges movie as curly. I think moe got him in the head.

Amadeus332
Amadeus332

Amen, sister Paula amen....you rock!!!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Have you considered running for the Legislature? You might knock some sense into the empty craniums of the idiots at the state Capitol...

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Paula, this latest action just proves what mental midgets Pearce and McCaffrey really are, and what poor representatives they are of the state Republican Party. Like you, I am consider myself a centrist conservation with the ability to actually think issues through and to see the big picture. Pearce, McCaffrey, and the Tea Party are not strangers to political myopia in any form.

I also think the Phoenix New Times rocks and I appreciate so many of the posts by many of the folks who take the time to share their thoughts and opinions.

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

Sorry Piddle

Limbaugh did a bit more than offend liberals, he offended pretty much everyone a cross the board.

Are you really delluded enough to think it was "liberals" that caused advertisers to bail on Rush?  In case you are, FYI, those advertisers didn't advertise on his show because they were targeting a "liberal" demographic!

I don't belief anyone's "excited" about Pearce's lame boycott, it's more like we're all laughing our asses off at his absurdity.

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

No one's gettin' excited, R.E., we're just addressin' the haters, putting them in their place.

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Dumb shit, you don't get it. If you can read at all, try reading the story again. Nobody is worried about Pearce's ridiculous boycott. Of course, you would probably hate getting boycotted by the KKK, right? Because you admire that organization so much. Man, it's amazing how stupid crackers like you are.

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

Russell Pearce, hard at work creating his "business (un)friendly" climate here in Arizona!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 So you will no longer purchase your crack pipes at "Paraphernalia Boutique?"

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Oh, "buy-cotting" i get it, and I apologize. Keep doing that!

Dogbiter
Dogbiter

Paul Babeu's new boyfriend chimes in.

Not Surprised, Again
Not Surprised, Again

The joke is on McCaffrey and Pearce, they just made complete asses of themselves. 

Really, neither of them are smart enough to check and make sure their pathetic cry for attention is worded correctly before they published it?!!!

A buy-cott is defined as:

"A buycott is the opposite of a boycott; that is, an active campaign to buy the products or services of a particular company or country."

Car_del99
Car_del99

Do you really think that he cares about religion ? To him , the mormon church is just a ' stepping stone to get into  office and use them as steps...
I hope the Mormons wize up and see the bigot for what he is , and not use them as idiots for his gains

wherewasi
wherewasi

LOL!  Best explanation I've heard yet!

ZGrandWizard
ZGrandWizard

What an insult, to be compared to McCaffrey and Russ!

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

most do see him as that, but there are many others who apparently dont know any better because they are either blinded by their hatred or just naive. 
Just a taste for you guys in case you want to call him and remind him, or any of your Christian friends that is, about these passages: 
Leviticus 19:34  "The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God." And in Exodus 22:21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt." As well in Psalm 146:9 "The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked." And one more for good measure, Numbers 10:32 "If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the LORD gives us." 

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

thank you sir! and dont worry, i wont be nice..lol nothing makes me as angry as those who pretend to be religious, and act the exact opposite of its teachings. They give good Christians a bad name. 

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I may do just that...And I may play the section of the Doors' "Five to One" where Jim babbles incoherently... Sounds like something Pearce does daily...

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

lol call him up, here are some you can use:
Leviticus 19:34  "The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God." And in Exodus 22:21 "Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt." As well in Psalm 146:9 "The LORD watches over the alien and sustains the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked." And one more for good measure, Numbers 10:32 "If you come with us, we will share with you whatever good things the LORD gives us."  

The Real David saint
The Real David saint

Im far from perfect ill be the first to admit, but im sick of politicians twisting Christianity to contort to their beliefs when it directly contradicts the teachings.  My other concern is also the likes of Westboro Baptist, and that many others might soon follow suit...

teknik1200
teknik1200

It's nice to hear that people recognize that garbage and are willing to point it out, the "church" has become very tainted by politics.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Don't hold back, David. Let the stupid, sick, corrupt old man have it.

If it was me, I'd be telling Pearce to piss off. And that's being nice.  

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