John McCain Meets Neo-Nazi and Onetime J.T. Ready-Sidekick Harry Hughes

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Hughes looking spiffy in his swastika-licker uniform

Hughes and Ready patrolled the desert along with other neo-Nazis and members of Ready's U.S. Border Guard. On the hunt for illegal immigrants, the heavily-armed vigilantes often found them. With long guns at the ready, they sometimes watched over groups of migrants until the U.S. Border Patrol arrived to take custody of them.

In person, Hughes comes across as a genuinely amiable fellow. Nevertheless, on his blog, he espouses the sort of views you'd expect from a guy who marches around with other racist swastika-bearers, wearing fascist attire.

Take this quote from a post calling for an "American Final Solution," which shows you where Harry's brain is at:

"As most of us already know, US/Israel dual citizens have infiltrated and wrecked the United States with their Zionist agenda and Marxist policies. One cannot serve two masters. The United States is not the only country that's experiencing this destruction from within, by a foreign born enemy. The `parasites' have selected many host nations to destroy. Never forget, wherever there are Jews, death and ruin will follow."

African-Americans don't fare much better in this Schutzstaffel-wannabe's worldview. Witness his description of a black lady who was in line with him waiting to pick up a Thanksgiving turkey at a local food bank:

"A heavy set negroid she boon with expensive looking copper colored hair and a blue tooth device sticking out of her ear...nearly `chimped out' because she was #80 something and wanted to go to the front of the line, ahead of those that arrived much earlier than her."

Rabid NRA members and assorted gun nuts will be proud to know that Hughes is a big advocate of the Second Amendment and an opponent of gun regulation in response to the massacre in Sandy Hook. His arguments parallel many you've heard already from hard-core conservatives on Fox News and elsewhere.

"A Chinese man walked into a school on Friday, December 14, 2012, and stabbed 22 children with a knife," writes Hughes in a conspiratorial post suggesting that the Connecticut killings were a "false flag" operation.

"These people are mentally ill. Taking guns away and/or passing more restrictive laws won't change their mental illness. If they really want to hurt someone, they're going to do it regardless of whether they have access to a firearm or not. The Chinese man has proven that."

Thing is, according to an AP report on the same incident, there were no deaths in that particular knife attack, just injuries. And the attacker was "subdued by security guards."

Which is where this line of reasoning fails. Yeah, you can kill people with a knife. But if Adam Lanza had only had knives on him, I don't think the people of Newtown would be laying 20 little kids to rest.

Like some wingnut Republicans, Hughes is also for arming school teachers:

"School teachers in Israel and Thailand now carry concealed handguns on the job. In areas where the threat is the greatest, teachers have been given free guns."

This has become the latest, insane talking point from some Republicans, including Texas Governor Rick Perry and former U.S. Secretary of Education William Bennett.

More guns equals less violence, these great thinkers tell us. Duh. That's why Somalia is so safe.

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Mikey1969
Mikey1969

//"Thing is, according to an AP report on the same incident, there were no deaths in that particular knife attack, just injuries. And the attacker was "subdued by security guards.""//


But there HAVE been deaths in the previous attacks. They've been going on for years, this isn't the first time.  That's the point they're trying to make.


What's funny is the 180 degree reversal here. A month ago, the Left was wailing in the streets about mental health, and the Right just thought using it was a cop out. Now, both sides have flipped in an amazing bit of mental gymnastics. Watching all of this transpire from the middle is sad, scary and amusing all at the same time.


You guys on both side continue to pick and choose WHEN you will support a cause, and WHEN you suddenly won't, I'll go get my popcorn.

DNichols
DNichols

I wonder does "Honest John" Mc Cain know which Arizona Sheriff gave J.T. Ready the six Military Rocket Proppelled Grenade "Weapons of Mass Destruction?

They were supposed to have serial numbers on them?

Please "Honest John", tell us?

Arizona, "The Hate State."

McCain and these Racists are a  Disgrace to America.

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

I wish some people would do a little bit of research before they propose/endorse certain issues.  Teachers in Israeli schools are not armed.  Due to Israel having had to deal with many terrorist attacks, schools have an armed guard who can quickly access the aide of other guards on motorcycle in the area.  It is extremely difficult to get a gun permit in Israel.  The applications of approximately 80% of those applying for gun permits are rejected.  Before one can obtain a gun permit in Israel, one must undergo a thorough background check, withstand heavy scrutiny and investigation by law enforcement officials, and must have  a medical exam to judge one's mental stability. Furthermore, anyone in Israel who has a gun permit waives the right to confidentiality, law enforcement agencies review these individuals' records every three months to note if anything has changed, and gun permits must be renewed every three years.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57560761/israel-rejects-nras-guns-in-schools-claim/?pageNum=2

Trinonymous
Trinonymous

People who can afford commercial air travel really shouldn't be standing in a line waiting for free food.

azwi
azwi

John McCain stoops to new low. In realty, John McCain is a racist himself, dating back to 1988 McCain was one of a handful of senators that voted against the MLK Holiday. McCain is an outspoken supporter of SB1070. We all remember that hideous campaign commercial that McCain made wit Babeu wearing that awful hate says."build the (dang) fence". McCain is always against the Native American as he is with all minorities. So in conclusion I suppose it's not unusual that McCain had his picture taken with JD Ready friend and Neo-Nazi. 

http://pol.moveon.org/mccain10/thanks.html?id=-17340335-0gXtorx

lee.murphy75
lee.murphy75

What a clown this writer is. "....I don't mean to imply anything nefarious about this McCain-Hughes encounter." So what about the title? This post has nothing to it other than some mediocre rag employee trying to drum up some noise so the herd will read his column. Also, what's up with the 60's hep cat sarcasm about McCain being a tightwad for riding coach? I'm sure the writer could afford to eat better than the daily donuts he apparently inhales (rumor has it he's quite rotund) yet most people don't judge whether people spend their money on the level equal to their savings account or salary. This post is juvenile and I'm guessing the writer is years beyond the teenaged tone of his "reporting."

comrade
comrade

Another diaper wearing, warmonger POS. McPain doesn't care about any citizens but himself and appease the racists, He is bitter because he lost to the Black Man in the White House.

MinneMike
MinneMike

@nickmartin Jonny Mac looks like home alone

phpress
phpress

@nickmartin @SenJohnMcCain Really, John? Who knew?

Warrior-X
Warrior-X

Just why does that neo-Nazi think "Caucasian Whites" need a "Civil Rights" organization? What does the NSM do in that regard? Other than attending their little pow wows  here and there, with their band of somewhat 12 Nazis marching down the street barely noticeable? WTF is that? And they call themselves a "Civil Rights" organization???? Didn't the KKK of Georgia who wanted to Adopt-a-Highway hired the ACLU to represent them??? The NSM cracks me up. What a fucking joke.

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

Stephen, I agree with 99% of your articles. In this case, the best Nazi is a dead one. But school staff should be allowed to carry concealed firearms. This must be ancillary to the only real school security, School Resource Officers. Raise taxes and anything else needed to make that happen.

Bnbk
Bnbk

McLame is so out of touch,that I doubt he even remembers who JT Ready was,much less who Ready's coward buddy Hughes is. The best thing Hughes can do for AZ and our nation, would be to go keep his fellow coward JT Ready company.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@DNichols Once again, I have to object to calling the political leadership in Arizona as hate mongers and racists.

The real culprits are the sickos who keep electing them.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@azwi It was pure racist hatred that led to McCain voting against the MLK holiday.  I am sure that he learned his lesson, and will give you a BHO holiday as soon as it is suggested.  After all, if you don't go out of your way for the Libs, you are a racist!

lee.murphy75
lee.murphy75

After looking at some of the comments on this site it makes sense that the writers are so inept. The New Times is kind of an "alternative" Jr. high school newspaper written by grown men and women who never grew up. The friends I stayed with in Phoenix say it's an embarrassing Village Voice wanna-be that they occasionally read aloud to each other when they get stoned and want to laugh. I might give it a try when I get back to Seattle. If I don't laugh I'll definitely fall asleep.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@lee.murphy75 Lemons ran out of shit to write about that dumbass we have for our Shurf, so is just stirring the coals of discontent to see who cares about some chickenshit issue like this.

bob_lablaw96
bob_lablaw96

@comrade Exactly!  McCain has nothing to stand on in his history at all.  He wasn't even a Community Organizer.

When will the Libs drop the "Black Man in the White House" excuse for everything that they see but don't agree with? It really is a racist attitude, doncha know!

azwi
azwi

@MinneMike To me he looks like a senile old man suffering from senile dementia

jonnyquest
jonnyquest topcommenter

School Resource Officers in every school dedicated to only one thing, SCHOOL SECURITY. We do it at court houses. We should do it for teachers and our kids.

66rock
66rock topcommenter

@Bnbk JT Ready showed us what he really was on his last day.  These guys are the mentally ill of the nation, very very sick individuals and any politician who associates with them, is a partner in their sickness, has no business serving this nation in elected office.  BTW, I am not referring to Sen McCain and yes, I am talking about Joe Arpaio, Russell Pearce, Montgomery and Brewer.  Vote them out and keep them out.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all.,

 V. in Mesa

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@bob_lablaw96 do you hang at the border with your cock in one hand and your boyfriends in your mouth? Who holds the cheap beer and fast food, fat boy.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett

@bob_lablaw96 McCain bottom of his class, Shitty sailor. Are you a bottom?

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