Russell Pearce Gets Mad Love from the Arizona Republic

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The little ad in front of the video is so annoying that I've deleted the embed, swapping it out for this still. If you want, check out the obnoxious video on the Rep's website.

The Arizona Republic's editorial board must be patting themselves on the back right now. Why, they scored an editorial on the Gang of Eight's immigration bill from none other than recalled, disgraced two-time loser Russell Pearce, Sand Land's high satrap of hate.

See also:
-Russell Pearce, Ol' Buds with Killer J.T. Ready, Now Wants to Be the Poster Boy for Gun Rights
-Russell Pearce's Massive Whoppers on Horizon
-Russell Pearce Seems Incapable of Telling the Truth, Even About His Own Religion
-Does Russell Pearce Believe in the "Holy Lie"?
-Russell Pearce's Falsehoods, Inaccuracies and Inventions on Channel 12's Sunday Square-Off

Gee, what will the Rep do to top this dumb stunt? Maybe they could get David Duke to comment on race relations, Eliot Spitzer to pen a piece about the scourge of prostitution, or Bernie Madoff to write a column on how to invest your excess cash.

And why not open up the commentaries on immigration reform even further? I'm sure nativist anti-Semite Glenn Spencer would love to horn in on the action.

Not to mention Spencer's ex-bud, minutewoman Shawna Forde, now sitting on Arizona's death row after being sentenced to die for the murders of 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father, Raul.

Forde could do an op-ed for the Rep. Then a Rep flunky could interview her via phone, and let her explain why it's okay to off brown people.

My point is, not everyone's opinion is equal or even valid. And if the "paper of record" is going to grant a 1,000-word-plus column and several online video snippets to a hatemonger like Pearce, then it should at least challenge his bogus facts, misinformation, and prevarications.

Pearce has a history of bending the truth or just making it up to fit his ideological agenda. This is the guy who said he "never took a penny from the Fiesta Bowl," though he and his family accepted $40,000 in free trips and tickets from the bowl and he took campaign contributions from Fiesta Bowl execs.

About his extensive ties to neo-Nazi (and eventual baby-killer) JT Ready, Pearce once claimed it to be a "fiction" that New Times made up.

Of course, we now know that Pearce groomed Ready for politics, endorsed his run for Mesa City Council, attended his baptism into the LDS faith, and ordained him a Mormon elder as well.

Then there's Pearce's mendacity on why he was booted from his job as head of Arizona's Motor Vehicle Division by a fellow Republican.

Actually, he occasionally has denied that he was even fired, though, according to press accounts from the time, he and two other MVD officials were sacked for altering a Tucson woman's driving record so she would not face a one-year suspension of her license due to two DUIs she had received.

That's just a few in a long list of canards and prevarications Pearce has spewed over the years. I'd practically need a library to detail them all.

What I'm saying is, the guy has a track record of deceit. And yet the Rep's Joanna Allhands comes across as incredibly gullible and deferential toward Pearce in the videos that accompany his written diatribe.

She stares at him blankly as he makes this ludicrous assertion:

"When we passed employer sanctions, our employment rate went up two percent overnight."

On it's face, this statement doesn't make any sense. Why would a law forcing employers to spend more time and money checking applicants' work eligibility through the federal e-verify system result "overnight" in more people being employed?

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ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

From Wikipedia:

According to SIPRI, total world spending on military expenses in 2009 was $1.531 trillion US dollars. 46.5% of this total, roughly $712 billion US dollars, was spent by the United States. The privatization of the production and invention of military technology also leads to a complicated relationship with significant research and development of many technologies.

The Military budget of the United States for the 2009 fiscal year was $515.4 billion. Adding emergency discretionary spending and supplemental spending brings the sum to $651.2 billion. This does not include many military-related items that are outside of the Defense Department budget. Overall the United States government is spending about $1 trillion annually on defense-related purposes.

The defense industry tends to contribute heavily to incumbent members of Congress. 

Cozz
Cozz

What is it with this cockroach, he just keeps coming out of the wood work, and now he has someone new tooting his johnson...

Nice job Joanna making yourself look like an idiot.

mandymountain
mandymountain

 "Joanna Allhands comes across as incredibly gullible and deferential toward Pearce ..." and just about ready to get down on her knees for the old bastard.

Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy

He should be in prison getting mad love from Big Juan.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

My prediction is that Arpaio is no longer healthy enough to be sheriff. 

He's waiting to see if the recall happens. Either way-he will resign and Pearce will run as the new Sheriff of Maricopa County.  

I know, I know...I have nothing to back this up other than a hunch.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

My favorite part was reading Bufallo Rick and his bs excuses for Pearce...

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

Pearce is the spearpoint of the Secessionist movement in the US.  To give him publicity (like even this article does), is to assist the powers of darkness in this country which wants to give the US completely over to the Military Industrial Complex.  That is our true enemy folks. FOCUS! 

sarum
sarum

"friendlier to their work ethic."  Spin not fact.  The Gangs' proposal puts a $6K price tag on the head of every low wage US citizen regardless of color/race/ethnicity.  Furthermore it encourages employers to count hours the "employee failed to work" towards their annual $3K reward.   

At the high tech end the silver spoon entitled types who are so rich they never had a neighbor want to be able to hire foreign "talent" who mostly come from nations with free or incredibly inexpensive university, undercutting US grads burdened with a criminal student loan debt, compounded in a criminal manner.  Nothing less than traitorous.  

So I am wondering if future US college grads renounce their citizenship and take their "talent" elsewhere will the long arm of the US force them to pay off those student loans?

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Pearce was "Recalled" due to his Racism, and Hate, which Arizona has had enough of!

During Pearce's Recall Election Pearce, his Brother, his two Nieces, Tea Party Officials, G.O.P. Officials, and the "Wonderful" Mrs. Cortes engaged in Class Five Felony Election Rigging/Manipulating, and ALL INVOLVED should be doing Nine Months, to Two Years in Jail!!!

If Pearce wants to "Enforce the Laws "curently on Arizona Books, we should investigate Pearce, and his Ring of Coruption/Hench People in his Recall Election, then Put them in Jail!

Pearce made a Mockery of our American Electoral System.

I think it is Ironic that Pearce is wearing "Camoflauge" in this Interview, what with his strong ties to Racist Vigilantees, including Nazi's?!

Did the F.B.I. find out who the "Cammo Clad" Vigilantee's were that Committed the Eloy Arizona "Immigrant Murders"?!

I bet Pearce knows who committed these Immigrant Murders.

Funny these type of Desert Shootings seem to have ended shortly after Pearce's Pal J,T. Murdered Five others including a Child, then Killed himself?

Stop the Racism, and Hatred Pearce you "Tyrant".

To: A Better Arizona.

RobAZ
RobAZ

Is Allhands related to MacEachern?

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

I just gained a little respect for Matt Salmon, however I think two terms is more than enough since after three terms most somehow  become Millionares?!

After one term most are being "Bought, and Paid for" by Special Interests, and no longer represent the Public.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

The Federal Government is Partners in Crime with Arpaio, funding hundreds of disguised spying drones which Arpaio uses to watch "We the People" inside the very so called "Privacy of our Homes", and any other Buildings.

These Drones are disguised to hide in plain sight as phony Airliners, Fed-ex, lear jets, which are very loud and convincing, they are similar in size to the drone downed in Iran. Smaller propellor drones are disguised as phony private Aircrafts, Piper, Mooney, Bi-planes, V-wings, even phony 1950's retro Navy fighter planes.

These Thermal Veiwing/Laser Listening Dirty Spying Drones have been patrolling over Phoenix and Arizona for Ten Years, to see a couple of them see my You Tube post: "Un-reported near miss over Arizona"

These are a phony Southwest Airliner, and a phony Piper Navajo both turning above my Gilbert Home.

Two or three years ago as a Massive Dust Storm was heading into Phoenix coming from Maricopa, Helicopter News Pilot Bruce Heffner filmed one of these Jet Spy Drones disguised as a phony Southwest Airliner  actually headiing directly into the plume of the Dust Wall near ground level. Heffner showed this un-beleivable Film Footage on our Local Evening News.

Hundreds of Billions of Tax Dollars have been Squandered on this Un-Constitutional Spying of "We the People" in our very "Homeland"!

Our Founding Fathers would have lined up every Peeping Perverted Coward in these Programs infront of a Firing Squad.

Our Real Troops/Fallen Heroes Fought, and gave their Lives to Protect our "Freedom, Contitution, and Homeland" against Tyrants, and Tyranny like this!

Arpaio has been very hard to defeat Politically with this Communistic ability to Spy on his Advisaries.(Dan Saban, Stapely, ect.)

He lies and say's "He got a tip" to raid these hard working Immigrants.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Bush is telling Brewer: "I got away with D.U.I's, and Drug Abuse, and you got away with Defrauding Social Security of $75,000.00 to rreward your Knife Point Rapist Son, God Bless us Both."

God Bless Gulible America.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

What they don't want you to know:

Arpaio had his "Ring of Stooges" doing exactly what he told them to do, it had nothing to do with "Legal".

The Federal Government is Arpaio's Partner in Crime, they pay for the Hundreds of disguised Spy Drones that Arpaio has used against his Political Rivals.

These Drones are disguised as phony Airliners, and smaller private Aircrafts to hide in plain view above our American Homes, and have been using Thermal Scanners, and Laser Listening to watch all of us for at least ten years now.

This Un-constitutional Spying Power has made Arpaio like a Communbist Leader, litterally imposible to get  rid of!

Ask County Supervisor Don Stapley who spent 10,000.00 to have his Office swept for Arpaio's Bugs (Old School), or ask Dan Saban of Arpaio's Peeping/Listening .

These Peeping Cowards would all be lined up in front of a Firing Squad by our Founding Fathers, but "We the People " just call these Un-Godly Spying Programs our new "National De4ficit."

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

I love the catagory, "Down on Brown".

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Ah the Arizona Political "Cess Pool."

If Horne was a Mexican he would have gotten the Death Penalty.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

"Jackassery" is one of Arpaio's greatest qualities.

We all know that Arpaio neglected over four hundred and fifty cases of Child Abuse incluning continued Rape. Why should we be suprised that Arpaio's pals are Pedifiles?

Arpaio is no better than the Child Molesters that he allowed to continue Molesting, and Raping Children.

Arpaio, and Klayman are just "Birds of a Feather."

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Would a Mexican Man who punched someone in a bar, then ran trying to evade the Police climbing his drunken ass into his vehicle starting it and trying to leave when being captured be tested for alcohol?

Answer: The Mexican's  remains would be tested by the Coroners Office.

Babeu the Gay Pedifile Rump Ranger, and his Drunken Pals should have all been tested for alcohol abuse!

Oh thats right they all got a Governors Drunken Pardon on the spot!

To: Justice in Corrupt Arizona?!

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

I have been constantly harassed by Noisy Jet, and Propellor Drones along with Helicopters for over Nine Years.

They have Hovered infront of my Home, Behind my Home, and have circled above me every where I have gone including Camping in the Mountains.

These Disgusting Spying Aircrafts are Disguised, and all loaded with high tech. infra-red, and laser listening devices and the Gutless Perverted Cowards in these Programs are watching us all right inside the very so called "Privacy of our American Homes."

As I have exposed these Treasonous Assholes the vindictive little Cowards have increased their harassement putting their Noisy Drones into Banked Turns, and incllines directly above me.

I have sent many many letters to the President asking that these Gutless Perverted Peeping Cowards quit hovering and watching my Family and I through our Bathroom windows, then saying "Until then I will leave the Bathroom light on for these Peeping Perverted Government Cowards."

Our Founding Fathers would have lined up every Peice of Treasonous Trash in these Programs in front of a Firing Squad.

Ourt Real Troops Fought and Died to protect our Freedom, and Constitution from Tyrants like these!

If any of you Gutless Pee4ping Cowards read this, "I have a front Door, not just Bathroom windows!

Hundreds of Billions of Hard Earned Tax Dollars have been Squandered on this Useless/Treasonous Spying of "We the People" in our own "Homeland"!!!

Stop Treading on Me you Peeping Cowards!

To see a couple of these Disguised Drones see my You Tube Post: "Un reported Near Miss over Arizona".

Yes these are two Spy Drones, one phony Southwest Airliner, and a phony Piper Navajo.

They fly out of many Covert locations and,  Falcon Field, Gateway Airport, ect.

These Drones are large, and Noisy costing Multi Millions of Dollars each.

To: Liberty.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Too bad the "Victom" of Jan Brewer's Knife Point Rapist Son Ron didn't have a gun?!

But then Jan wouldn't have been able to Defraud Social Security of $75,000.00 to Reward her Rapist boy as he served out his sentence.

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Matt Salmon probably knows his son is the Queen in the relationship, and if allowed to Marry, Matt would be responsible to pay for the wedding as Parent of the Bride.

chadsnow
chadsnow

He lost me at F.A.I.R. and the Heritage Foundation...  Great article, Stephen. 

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

Mr. Lemons - be careful how you report these crime numbers - especially the homicide number.  When citing these, its important to go as far back as 2001 when there were 209 homicides in Phoenix. 

2001 - 209 homicides

2002 - 177

2003 - 241

2004 - 202

2005 - 220

2006 - 234

2007 - 213

2008 - 167

2009 - 122

2010 - 117

2011 - 116

Why is this important?  Because it very, very clearly demonstrates that any reduction in homicides in Phoenix were part of a decade-long trend towards lower violent crime that was totally divorced from and indpendent of any legislation regarding people enterring or remaining in this country illegally.  Phoenix's homicide rate hovered above 200/year in the mid 2000s and had come down every year since 2006, well before SB1070 was proposed, passed, signed or effective.  Looking at the longer trend simply further discredits Pearce and the bullshit he spews.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@dennis20 If Arpaio resigns, the BOS has to appoint  an interim sheriff until there's a special election, which likely wouldn't be till next year, probably fall of next year. 

The BOS will never appoint Pearce. That's a nonstarter. They'd rather have someone far less controversial. Jerry Sheridan if they want an insider, or they could go outside to David Gonzales, US Marshal of AZ. 

If the recall happens and Joe resigns, there will be no recall election. Same thing will happen: BOS appoints an interim and there's a special election at some later date. My guess is since next year's an election year, they'd just go with having a regular primary then a general like they did when Andy Thomas bails.

Pearce might run then. We'd have a year to find someone to beat him in a primary. Or hope that the interim's so ngood Pearce stands no chance.



sarum
sarum

@ExpertShot Huh?  I thought we are already there.    Republican Red Right To Work states have too many needing those Federal $ so will never happen.  No worries there.

MotherJones
MotherJones

@sarum ""friendlier to their work ethic." Hey doofus, that line has to do with the effects of 1070 not the Gof8 bill. I know it's tough for dumbasses like u, but try to focus, OK?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14 topcommenter

@DaveNichols"Pearce was "Recalled" due to his Racism, and Hate, which Arizona has had enough of!"

Have to disagree Dave, Just look at the results of the 2012 elections and my point is made, especially in Maricopa County. There is still plenty of "Racism and Hate" in Arizona

sarum
sarum

@JohnQ.Public Yup, as many other large cities have also noted/experienced.  I've been wondering if it's because so many gang members joined the military?

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@JohnQ.Public I don't see this decade long downward trend in the numbers you posted.  2001 to 2006 seem to have some fluxuation both downward and upward, but nothing supporting a trend in either direction.  2006 and 2007 numbers indicate the height of the bubble and the significant decrease in numbers in 2008 support the crash and the exodus of population as a result of the recession.  Population goes up, crime goes up.  Population goes down, crime goes down.  It's that simple.  PPD did nothing to change the statistics.  MCSO did nothing to change the statistics.  Az Legislator's did nothing to change the statistics.

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@MotherJones @dennis20  Good points and true enough, if Arpaio resigns they will appoint one. I do see Pearce as wanting the job in the future though. 

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@sarum Obviously there is half of the voting population that is preventing it - the Democrats and independent voters who elected Barack Hussein Obama!

sarum
sarum

@MotherJones Well golly gee why don't your superior self try working alongside some illegals or talk to someone that has and you can learn all about their "work ethic."  They are no better than any other worker contrary to the spin and yes I do know what I am referencing Ms. Ivory Tower Hippy Dippy I'm Morally Superior just because I'm sennnnnsitive and went to the right college and read the right lit. . . . sheesh!   Where's all that enlightenment when you MISSread (intentionally?) what I wrote, MIScharacterize what I am saying and choose terms like "dumbass" and "doofus?"  I guess that education didn't stick or shall I say lipstick on a pig (suedointilleckchewally speaking yaknow)  4 fingers pointing back at yourself you class act!  iow you are the dumbass doofus and this publication rewards trolls like you with "TOP COMMENTER" status?  Speaks loads for them and their agenda too.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@shadeaux14 @DaveNichols i think it has more to do with the fact his area is Mormon, and the Church didnt support 1070..and, he lied about them backing him in a private meeting..

DaveNichols
DaveNichols

Nice "Camo" Shirt for a Nazi Hugger?

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@yourproductsucks I'll give you that it isnt a full decade - half a decade is probably more accurate. That doesn't diminish the point that the number of homicides in Phoenix started coming down in 2007 and continuing coming down through 2011, which would appear to make them entirely independent of SB1070 and, as you pointed out, anything that the AZ Legislature may have done.

The population change alone is insufficient to account for the decrease in homicides.  2000 census had PHX at 1,321,045 residents and 2010 census at 1,445,632.  PHX had 125,000 more residents in 2010 than 2000 but 100 fewer homicides - population alone does not account for the crime stats.

I'm surprised to hear you say that PPD did nothing to change the homicide rate.  I don't follow PPD that closely and have no idea if they launched any initiatives, change any patrol patterns, worked harder to engage in community policing or anything else to reduce crime rates, but are you suggesting that none of these types of activities can be effective in reducing cime rates?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

Then why is Pearce babbling that BS1070 actually did something?

You didn't read the article did you? Thought so.

Between you and JAF there's enough shit to fill the Freedom Tower.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

@sarum@ExpertShotThe Military Industrial Complex includes the prison industry.  It takes guns and ammo to imprison people, the people who are imprisoned are institutionalized to a military regieme, and when these inmates are released they carry that military institutionalized attitude out into the general population.  Anything that deals with guns is part and parcel with the MIC.  We, as citizens, need to moderate the power and influence which the MIC has in our culture.  We were warned by President Eisenhower to not allow this group of industries to have too much control over our government.  The NRA is the public relations arm of the Military Industrial Complex when it comes to inserting the influence of the MIC into the U.S. Government through the public's opinion.  The NRA has stopped being an organization which represents gun owners a long time ago - the staff at the NRA now owe their livilihoods to the MIC, Lock, Stock and Barrell!

This is NOT some lame conspiracy theory.  Eisenhower was not a kook, he was our president.  It is not socialists, communist or racists we need to fear my fellow citizen - it is this:

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

Oh, and Solar Flares.

sarum
sarum

@ExpertShot Er can we add Prison to Military Industrial?   . . .since we are the planets most prison happy nation?  "school to prison pipeline" and debtor's prison restored?  Military/Industrial/Prison complex?  Or does prison come under "Industrial" since so many once private sector jobs have been given over to prison labor?

sarum
sarum

@sarum "So I am wondering if future US college grads renounce their citizenship and take their "talent" elsewhere will the long arm of the US force them to pay off those student loans?"

Will all the haters who post here care about the US university graduates who have to go abroad just to have a job?  Will the morally superior care about US grads so low paid they can't afford family?  Can't afford to visit family?  

Or hasn't anybody bothered to read either the Gang's proposal or SB1070 and consider the consequences?  Prefer to let your trusted journos read and spin for you and base your hate on that?

sarum
sarum

@JohnQ.Public @yourproductsucks  Since '08 many Hispanic illegal families have left outlying areas and moved to all Hispanic neighborhoods where they can hide better.  The only ones that I know of that moved out of state - I read about here.  The families I know of  have no intention of leaving.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@yourproductsucks But don't lose sight of the fact that the real issue is that Pearce appears to be giving SB1070 credit for decreasing homicide rates by 50%.  Homicide rates are down 50% from their mid-decade high.  The point is that they started coming down before SB1070 and continued coming down afterwards.  As you said above, nothing that the AZ legislature did had any impact on that and the statistics support that.  That is the reason I cited these stats.  We can disagree on what does get credit for the reduction in homicide rates, but we agree on what doesn't get credit.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

@yourproductsucksThese stats are specific to City of PHX, not Maricopa county (I believe) so to compare apples to apples I used the population rate in PHX.  While there may have been a larger exodus in outlying areas like the City of Maricopa or Litchfield Park, the Census Bureau did not show a big population drop in PHX.  You keep referencing an "exodus" but the Census Bureau's numbers don't show one in PHX.  There was less than a 1% fluxuation in the population in PHX from 2006-2011 (both up and down) but homicides dropped by 50% over the same time period.  There is limited statistical correlation between population and homicides from 2006-2011.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@JohnQ.Public 2008 is the year where the exodus began.  It is also the year homicide rates fell.   There were less people in phoenix in 2009 and even less in 2010.  I think going back to 2001 is only murking up the waters. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@JohnQ.Public On it's face, I would agree that the population increase over the decade debunks my argument.  An increase of only 125,000 people in 10 years is astronomically low. An enimic increase of that proportion could easily be explained away simply in the birth rate within the Phoenix area.  There aren't many 10 year olds accused of homicide.  I don't have the numbers to support my point, yet to argue that 125,000 additional people over a decade is significantly less than the rate of increase of population in times past. 

The other hole in the population numbers you provide does not account for the population numbers in 2006 and the significant decrease in 2007-08.  I would argue that the population in Phoenix was significantly higher in 2006 than it is, even today.

JohnQ.Public
JohnQ.Public

I found the data on "Intercensal Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions" on the US Census Bureau website:

Year  Population  Homicides

20011,342,908 209

20021,357,196177

2003 1,368,806241

20041,386,945202

20051,418,820 220

20061,441,241234

20071,450,901213

20081,456,729167

20091,452,679122

20101,445,631117

Per the US Census Bureau, the City of Phoenix (not Maricopa County) decreased by a total of 11,098 residents from its high in 2008 to 2010, but was still had 100,000 more residents than in 2001.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

@MaskedMagician1967 Pearce is attempting to use the decrease in population to provide evidence that SB1070 worked as designed in the self deportation of illegal aliens.  It is difficult to separate and quantify when parallelling the mass exodus of people due to the recession.  Who knows how effective SB1070 was...yet the decrease in population directly corrolates to the decrease in crime.

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