Russell Pearce's New Signs Tout His "Eduction" (w/Update)

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Personally, I like spellin' it "edumacayshun"

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Only in Mesa. And even then, I would not have believed it, had I not taken the photo myself.

I mean the campaign sign for recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce that touts his receiving the Arizona Parents for Education's "Golden Apple" award.

This seems to be the same award Pearce boasted about during the recall election, and which I wrote about in August of last year. Essentially, the organization shills for online schools, and its award is practically meaningless.

But, obviously, what makes the sign so priceless is its misspelling of the word "Education." I spotted the sign at the intersection of McKellips Road and Harris Drive in Legislative District 25, where Pearce is staging a comeback and faces an uphill climb against nice-guy businessman Bob Worsley in the GOP primary for state Senate there.

This was the only sign of its kind I saw featuring the "Eduction" add-on. However, there were other signs with add-ons. I spotted a couple of other yellow thingees pimping Pearce as the "Hero of the Taxpayer."

One add-on in red and white claims Pearce is "Supported by Arizona Teacher's [sic] Association."

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AHiredGun
AHiredGun

Maybe Pearce actually did get an award for "eduction" He finally educed that he really is a racist, bloviating wingnut!

pszymeczek
pszymeczek

It's obvious Pearce's supporters didn't pay attention in "skool".

narizona
narizona

How about they get that golden apple and shove it up his Ass!

safier
safier

I agree with all the comments about Pearce, but I have a problem with the photo showing the Arizona Teacher's Association add-on above the Pearce sign. I don't see any visible means of support. It looks like it's simply floating above the Pearce sign. It also uses a different font from either the Pearce sign or the yellow Golden Apple Award add-on. I wonder if someone Photoshopped it in the pic.

maestramadremia
maestramadremia

Perhaps there is one teacher who supports Señor Pearce, and he or she has an association. Multiple teachers, who form an association, would know enough to call it "Arizona Teachers' Association," and would have registered it as such with the Arizona Corporation Commission. Considering Mr. Pearce's propensity for stretching the truth, or making it up, coupled with the slashing of educational funds, I doubt there is a viable "legal" association comprised of teachers in Arizona who support Mr. Pearce. "Illegal is illegal, Mr. Pearce." Take down the signs. Insist that the associations that support you "have their papers" and are registered associations with the Arizona Corporation Commission.  Correct your punctuation as well as your spelling in your next series of public postings.

wanumba
wanumba

Pearce..seriously...how much of a dumbfuck white trash cracker do you have to be to support this termite?

Marcy
Marcy

Russell Pearce is as dumb as a stump but twice as smart as his brother Lester.

lyndon.mcbride
lyndon.mcbride

Do you get the Golden Apple Award when you want to give education the Golden Shower??

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I seem to recall that when Bill Clinton was nearing his final days in office Jay Leno was concerned about not having enough material for his monologues.

 

It seems to me that when Pearce is formally gone, after August 28th, we will have some quiet time and may actually get some work done.

 

Not likely, however. When one yojo like Pearce goes away another will show up just as stupid and uncaring. We will need to watch for more of the ilk of JT Ready and Russell Pearce.

justme
justme

Pearce is absolutely certifiable.  This from the man who slashed education and child health, and even after a sales tax increase to supposedly stop additional educational cuts, he turned around and axed education some more!

 

Pearce and CQ are eff'n idiots, not because of their smarts.  They only succeeded before because of voter apathy and the AZGOP's manipulation of discouraging other GOP candidates who would otherwise have run against him.

 

Thank goodness for community leaders finally stepping up to the plate, thank goodness for Bob Worsley.

fairymagic13
fairymagic13

Pearce is trying to reach out to the tech savey youth by shortening the words to fit in a "tweet" space.  See that yellow add on was supposed to simulate a tweet on a cell phone's screen.  Come on now, who hasn't tried to fit a tweet in with "net speak"? 

bobunf
bobunf

The “Golden Apple” award is given by a shill organization called Arizona Parents for Education, which is essentially a lobbying group supporting for-profit (big profit) distance learning. The claim of endorsement by the Arizona Teacher’s (sic) Association is obviously another attempt to fool the public – a lie.  The two mis-spellings certainly bear the mark of dirty old Matt Tolman.  It may turn out than the Arizona Teacher’s (sic) Association has even less substance than the Arizona Family Project, which endorsed Pearce last year. This "Project," doled out "Friend of the Family Awards" last year to 54 of the 60 Republican state legislators, and no Democrats..  It was run by none other than Constantin Querard.  That’s the Constantin about whom it was said, “Call Constantin and you can get an endorsement from Sheriff Joe for $2000.”  The Arizona Family Project performs no other function than to give nearly all Republican legislators awards. Its a shill designed to fool people; its only purpose is to fool people. Decent people would be too embarrassed to tout these transparent attempts at deceiving the public when seeking an office of Honor and Trust.   Not Pearce.  

car_del99
car_del99

He should get the " golden ass award "

That sign with the misspelling is for his supporters.. they won't know the difference

denrussell
denrussell

Well, it's true that their is no longer any "A" in Arizona's eduction policies, thanks to legislators like Pearce and organizations like the AZ Teechers Ass.

shobson21
shobson21

But the truth is, Pearce is good for education and good for Arizona.

luckystar
luckystar

I see Matt Tolman's making the signs.

shobson21
shobson21

What's the big deal? It looks okay to me. Anything to downgrade Pearce though, right?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Are you sure it shouldn't be the "Golden Horse Apple" award?  It goes with his "world's greatest Cow Pie" award!

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

C'mon -lighten up.  It's just a typo. He really meant it to say "edjamacashun."

jewelinthedesert
jewelinthedesert

Pearce can also be given the blame for Adult Education in Arizona getting ALL of it's funding cut, making Arizona the only state out of 50 to do such a thing...it's been 3 years now without any funding from the state.  In June many great Adult Ed teachers received the "ax" and Adult Ed. is a shell of it's former self....Thanks Pearce...you are NO friend of educators...except maybe on-line quack schools and sub-par charter schools.

 

Ryan
Ryan

"It sure didn’t take long for the Phoenix New Times to try and mischaracterize my sign as some sort of misspelling of the word "education.  Nothing could be further from the truth."

 

 

gerry_c
gerry_c

Hey now.  His spelling was close enough that we could see what it was about.  Give the valley's leading constitutional scholar a break!

 

 

Saracat
Saracat

It goes nicely with his remarks about the lost courages.

RobAZ
RobAZ

Actually, I believe that Pearce supported a cut to the Education budget of $237M the year you are referencing, Stephen.  It was cut down to the listed amount only through negotiations with Brewer.

arizonaeagletarian
arizonaeagletarian

Pearce apparently was awarded the Golden Road Apple award by the Stable Hands Union.

SusurroPerforado
SusurroPerforado

 @maestramadremia "Arizona Teacher's Association" [sic] is the Olivia Cortes of endorsements.  It is obviously a fake group concocted by Constantin Querard to create the illusion that Pearce enjoys mainstream support from the education sector.  He most certainly does not.  Just go away, Pearce!

Dragons05
Dragons05

 @wanumba a  pretty big one, and unfortunately district 25 is full of them trust me i know i live here sadly :-/

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @fairymagic13

 I must be the only one not using Twitter. In most cases I can't express myself in 140 characters or less, even using abbrevations, which I stay away from.

LD25
LD25

 @shobson21

There is some truth in that. It qualifies our up and coming generation to staff those high paying call center jobs. And should you  not graduate,  you are qualified to be governor.

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @shobson21 wow really? by cutting education and giving tax cuts to the rich you think he is good for education (when AZ ranks near the bottom for education every YEAR? CT has the best schools we have the worst. Ave IQ in CT= almost 120, here in AZ it's middle of the road at 89.

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @shobson21

 Seriously? Can you give examples or is your post simply opinion based on conjecture?

shobson21
shobson21

I see now what this defaming article is referring too but so what it's just a typo - something that I am sure his opponents are guilty of too from time to time.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @mikefrombisbee

 Yer pint is vallad, Mike. Spelingg is so oberated nyway. We don't need ar kidz to be abl to spel. they jist kneed to b abl to shoot strait.

car_del99
car_del99

 @Ryan Maybe an illegal alien stole that " A ' to make R.P look bad ? ( I bet he would say that !!!!! )

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @Ryan

 Where did you find that statement, Ryan? Seems odd that even Pearce would try to deny a misspelling that appeared on one of his signs. I wonder how it can be further from the truth? His version of 'truth', I suppose....

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @Tommy_Collins  @fairymagic13 I dont use twitter either. Twitter is for morons like Shaq, Lebron James, Ochocinco (or whatever the fuck his name is now) or Paris Hilton. Ya know the morons that don't know how to spell anyways and constantly have to update us with what they are doing every 5 minutes. 

 

 

kschaeff
kschaeff

 @shobson21

 HA HA HA ... your own misuse of the word "too" and your lack of punctuation speaks volumes.  You right wingers crack me up!

Ryan
Ryan

 @Tommy_Collins I was using the same lines he used to attack the media after the Aurora shootings.  No official comment from Team Pearce on this one yet.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

@ptcgaz you sound prejudice against black athletes with that moronic comment.

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