Sham Russell Pearce Recall "Candidate" Olivia Cortes in Say it To Her Face

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Jack Kurtz
What would you say to Olivia Cortes if she was standing right in front of you?
Every Friday, we give our readers an opportunity to sound off about current events in the form of a contest we call You Write the Caption.

In honor of sham Russell Pearce recall election "candidate" Olivia Cortes abandoning her "candidacy," we've decided to change things up a little bit.

This week, we're holding a different sort of contest called Say it to Her Face.

The way it works is simple: we show you a photo, like the one above of sham candidate Cortes.

In the comment section of this post, you write whatever you would say to Cortes if you happened to bump into her somewhere and got to tell her to her face what you think of her -- and Pearce's -- sleazy attempt to manipulate Democracy.

Cortes, as you probably know, pretended to run in the recall election of Senate President Russell Pearce in an attempt to lure voters away from Pearce's legitimate opponent, Jerry Lewis, with her somewhat-Hispanic last name, broken English, and Tea Party backing. Cortes has since abandoned her campaign, but not before sticking it out long enough to get her name on the ballot, which will likely sway some ill-informed voters.

On Monday, we'll take our five favorite comments and put them to a vote. The winner will receive the grand prize of a pay-your-own-way trip to the historic New Times Building, a firm handshake, and a lukewarm glass of Phoenix municipal tap water.

We'll also mail a copy of each comment to Cortes' house and Pearce's office.

Do your worst, New Times readers. And, as always, let's keep the death threats to a minimum.


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DNichols
DNichols

Websters should post: See Arizona, for the description of "Governmental Corruption."

ScrogginYourWife
ScrogginYourWife

I love you Olivia. Thank you for being an American Hero.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Is there anything going on inside that empty noggin of yours, Ms. Cortes? Do you have ANY CLUE as to the nature and extent of your wrongdoing in attempting to sabotage the electoral process? I see the lights are on, but I suspect that nobody's home. HELLO, MCFLY....[rapraprapping on her empty skull]

DNichols
DNichols

Russel Pearce and his dirty crew have committed Felony Election Rigging, and Tampering.All persons involved should be charged with their crime, including Pearce, his Brother, Niece's, Mrs. Cortes, and the Tea Party leaders involved,Ect.

The thousands of stellar Citizens that knowingly signed a Fraudulent Petition for Mrs. Cortes, should lose their voting rights for life.

However instead they will now vote to re-elect their Corrupt Senator Pearce.

I believe any of the names on Mrs. Cortes'es Fraudulent Petition that now vote for Pearce are admitting their guilt in this devious scheme!

How can the U.S. Senate allow this behavior?

What has happened to America?

To: Liberty.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Confession of your indiscretions is the only way you will be able to find peace, Sister Cortes. You have offended many and a public confession is only appropriate.Repent and you will find peace.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

"Olivia, if it makes you feel any better; you're not the first to be completely used by pearce, and you likely WON'T be the last"

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

"Olivia.  With a good lawyer, you can sue the Pearce Machine for every dime they have.  They did make you look like an idiot in public!  Heck, when you win, they might re-name Lavine, to be "CortesLand", as CQ is loaded."

Guest23
Guest23

It is hilarious how so many have just assumed this is another caption contest and didn't read and comorehend that this is as PNT puts it "a different sort of contest."

" In the comment section of this post, you write whatever you would say to Cortes if you happened to bump into her somewhere and got to tell her to her face what you think of her -- and Pearce's -- sleazy attempt to manipulate Democracy."

So all of you that have not posted what you would say to cortes if you met her face to face and are posting captions to go with the photo have missed the point and type of contest this is.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

The queen of off topic comments policing the thread....rich with irony.

Guest23
Guest23

Hardly policing, as well as the first time I have pointed out that posters have not followed contest instructions. Pointing out how so many don't read and comprehend what they are reading completely is a huge problem with many. So many don't actually read what is written and project their own prejudices on to comments if they read certain buzzwords and then assume something like I am a liberal democrat when I am an independent, or assume something because of a pattern like in this case it wasn't a comment contest as many assumed because this is the type of contest PNT has held previously. PNT clearly put forth that it was a different type of contest and people were obviously missing the point of the contest, and pointing this out is hardly policing but making people aware they are not following the ruless. If you want to characterize this as policing fine but I find it a misuse of the term. It appears you now have a stick up your ass about me to the point of characterizing my post as something it is not since I called out the msco and their dysfunctional leo "family". Good luck with that and your arpaio family values.

Also, looks like I got your ire wtih my leo "family" comments. You notice the thomas/aubuchon hearings where a leo "family" member actually has the courage to speak up and pin the decision to arrest stapley on arpaio? How many follow the leo "family" code in fear of retribution... must be quite a few since it has taken so long to get henderschott booted. If there wasn't this "family" silence and fear of retribution henderschott and ilk like him may have been booted earlier. Looks like evidence that the dynamic I speak of exists.

What's with the "queen" comment... do I smell a hint of homophobia... wouldn't be a surprise considering you are a macho cop but that probably explains why fox and partner had to hide their relationship.

Guest37
Guest37

tl;drtl;drtl;drand againtl;dr

Guest23
Guest23

I knew I couldn't be the only one that saw yps's words for what they were. People that are not homophobic don't make it an issue in any exchange or debate, it is a transparent bigoted ploy that only works on those that have the same issues.

Guest23
Guest23

Failed relationships...nah. both ran their course and in both situations we grew and adopted different interests, desires and paths in life as we matured and changed. I am not one to force relationships to work just for the sake of longevity. Maybe you subscribe to some sort of judeo-christian marriage ethic but I find that the concept of having a permanent lifelong mate to go against human instinct, centuries old history of long term relationships and simple reality. I am on great terms with my ex's so your assumption or probable projection just doesn't fit when it comes to my life.

Are you really going to just stick with the ad hominem attack and not even rebutt or address my supplying evidence that racist cartoons have been found on the mcso intranet and from current eyewitness information still proliferate on the mcso intranet? You really are the sad lieing sack of sh*t I said you were.

And hilarious that you keep providing more and more evidence of your homophobia. I have had gay sex before, while enjoyable it really wasn't my thing but it turned my first and second wives on, no one got hurt, everyone had a good time but as I have aged I have stuck with what nature compells me to follow. You keep using gay imagery as an insult and even if you believe you are not that alone is evidence of your ignorance and bigotry. I really feel for any homosexuals that have to come in contact with you as an officer of the law.

And as far as the need to self medicate to deal with lifes problems, I do not advocate the use of drugs for such purposes and learned in my early twenties that there are much more efficient ways to deal with life and its issues. I also have been instrumental in helping some hardcore addicts and alcoholics straighten out their lives and myself have spent many years abstaining but have had times where I have found certain drugs entertaining, making sex more fun than it already is and in the case of marijuana being useful in dealing with issues that relate to chronic illness. But I never rely on them for anything for any length of time. In fact after starting and quiting smoking for 5-10 years at a time, I have given even that up this week as the cons out weigh the enjoyment at this time. Moderation being a key approach imho.

I will look forward to you crawling out from under your rock and making a further fool of yourself.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

It's not shocking to me that in your rant you reveal you have had at least two failed marriages. The cause of your continued failure in the relationship department could very easily stem from one of two very glaring issues you exhibit. The first issue could be at the root of the second. Embrace your homosexuality.

The second is an obvious need to be medicated in order to promote a balanced approach to lifes problems.

So, embrace the cock and listen to your therapist when they suggest a steady diet of pharmaceutical aids.

Mistalee
Mistalee

"I poke fun at posts that display ignorance and stupidity."

You AUTHOR posts that display ignorance and stupidity. "A geriatric aged lesbian?" You do realize that calling someone "geriatric" and "aged" in the same breath is redundant?  Probably not, given your ignorance and stupidity. Likewise, your attempt to whitewash your homophobic slur is pathetically stupid. "Queen" is not a term normally aimed at lesbians, unless they are actual royalty. You were just trying to queer-bait Guest23. Why would you think that would work? Unless you yourself are insecure in your gender role and assume other males share your angst. Hm.

Guest23
Guest23

Boy, YPS,

You prove over and over again that your product which is the lies and crap you spew here does suck.

No wonder these emails were so fresh in my memory since they were posted here in Lemmon's own forum just last April:

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

So eat sh*t you lieing piece pf shit. I also never and would never be so stupid to say that my accusations covered every mcso officer. But the evidence is in the link I post above to prove the one that was caught. I know a guy that works on the mcso intranet and he verifies that this still continues today but he can't afford the fallout and risk to his career to whistleblow on this situation which considering the job situation today I can't blame him but I still think is a chicken shit route to take and I have said as much to him and he admits the situation sucks. So who do you think most rational people are going to believe me, who doesn't lie and speaks the truth and provides evidence or you who puts his head in the sand to protect his leo "family" and lies to us all here saying these emails in no way exist. Simple ya moron and the answer ain't you.

You dodged questions I put forth to you in two threads we have had exchanges in. You replied like you do here and avoid addressing the pointed issues. Slimy political maneuvering I and most don't respect. You obviously have a problem with being honest because people know who you are and it could cost you your job since the "family" dynamic can work against you as well, even though you perpetuate it during our exchanges.

I brought the leo "family" dynamic up in previous threads and you flat denied it existed so no use backpedalling now. It is not a "dead horse" it is a problem that still exists today just like it probably has for years.

I posted the evidence above and I unfortunately cannot provide evidence that it still exists today since my friend would risk his job by leaking such info considering Occam's Razor which do you think most people are going to believe... that this was an isolated instance or that it has gone on for some time and no one had the guts to risk their job and bring light to it? Obviously the latter, ya moron. As far as the DoJ, they obviously move as slow as mollassas and after years are still in the process of investigating your fuhrer arpaio over racial profiling which this evidence most likely will be part of that which supports this accusation. so I am curious as to how you are going to backpedal over this evidence... start spinning little boy cuz you are going to have to spin many bolts of yarn to overcome this pile of stinking sh*t you have just caused yourself to step in.

The charge that you are homophobic is not baseless whatsoever and you so moronically provided more evidence that this is so. First off it doesn't matter what my sexual orientation or sex is. The fact that you use what is often conisdered a sexual slur or term is evidence of this esp when it has no relevance to the issue at hand. If I was gay but not fem, your using the term "queen" would be a term demeaning my masculinity, if I am a female, which you have nothing concrete to base such a assumption on, is at best sexist since it has nothing to do with the situation and the mere assuming of what sex I am is sexist. There is no error on my part yps, as I have observed such behavior previously by others and saw them strung up by the more intelligent for their stupidity. And you are so hilarious to think you are toying with my emotions when my emotions have nothing to do with my words here, it is purely intellect and facts that drive me, I have over a decade of experience cultivated my stoicism while debating on the net as I have found to get emotional may lead to some rhetorical points in the present but that in the end such tactics are hollow and don't hold much weight. If anything it is you that is my village idiot to toy with as I slay you left and right here.

And hilarious that you sink your own ship further and provide more evidence of your homophobia/sexism and problem with relying on stereotypes by stating that you never would have guessed I was a gay male, which I am not, bi at best and that doesn't really fit since my only experience with males would be with threesomes I had with my two previous female wives. As well your stereotyping that gay males are well versed in the English language and are of competant intellect is untruth since there are plenty of homosexuals that are morons just like their are heterosexuals like you. If anything in this post of yours, you have proven that your intellectual product sucks much more than my own.

See what arpaio "family" values get you yps? Looking like a moron more and more.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Show me the evidence of these ghost emails you purport.

What issues have you brought up that I am dodging? I have read, and reread your post and I honestly can't decipher what it is you are trying to convey.

You harp on this family issue. You took my comment reference the law enforcement family and twisted it in a direction to suit your argument. I acknowledged the validity of your argument although it was made out of context. Yet you continue beating the dead horse and on several occasions have remarked that I am evading it.

This stupid "racist" email argument has zero merit. You provide no evidence to support your claim, asking people to take your anonymous word for it because you are protecting the identity of your "partner." you claim these emails are all over the sheriffs office intranet. I call bullshit. The DOJ is all over SO internal communications and nothing has surfaced from their investigation. Your claim is that all McSO is racist because of these mysterious emails. I call bullshit. Show the evidence.

You say I am homophobic because I called you a queen? If you are a gay male, me calling you a queen is factual. If you are female like I indicated I perceived you to be, then the queen reference being homophobic, as you are attempting to frame it, is moot. Either way, your charges that I am a homophobe is baseless. I am certain you will continue to ramble such ignorance, as you are obviously incapable of seeing the error of your own ways.As far as getting under my skin? You are a mental midget and I toy with your emotions as a source of entertainment.

I would never have guessed you are a gay male. The vast majority of gay men I know are well versed in the English language and are of competent intellect. You are neither.

Guest23
Guest23

Well, you didn't do to well in rebutting any of my points. I suppose since your argument was weak to begin with.

Nice dodge on the homophobic comment though. It doesn't cover up the fact that you still are homophobic or at the very least sexist because it isn't relevant to the issue whatsoever and my posts have have revealed my gender previously. I also doubt you are that much younger than I am being in my mid forties.

You keep dodging statements concerning the racist emails floating around the mcso intranet and then here the dynamic of the mcso leo "family" and its climate of fear that keeps leos from making public comments regarding their superiors and brotherhoods gross misconduct. I suppose because their is too much evidence and there is no defense for such behavior.

Good to see I have really got under your skin since you have had to spin and dodge to cover for your inadequacies in argument and evidence.

Again, more of those not so honorable arpaio family values.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

The "policing" term was used appropriately. You unwittingly made my argument for me in your rambling, incoherent "prose."

I pegged you as a geriatric aged lesbian hence the "queen" statement referenced your gender and your snobbish, better than everyone else, approach on this forum. I guess I was incorrect on your gender.

I poke fun at posts that display ignorance and stupidity. It's the only reason that I comment on most of your posts.

Louis Sesate
Louis Sesate

Olivia Pearce Cortes is no longer a candidate for senate. She will have to go back to her other job as Russell house keeper.

Wasillawitch
Wasillawitch

Cómo se puede mostrar su cara en público?

Es usted tan lavado el cerebro que te engañe a sus vecinos, violan la ley, y la mentira de estos políticos corruptos?

No más mentiras, decir toda la verdad.

I wrote this in spanish because Ms. Cortes' english skills are so poor, I don't think she has the capability to completely understand all my words in english.  It translates "How can you even show your face in public?  Are you so brainwashed that you'll cheat your neighbors, break the law, and lie for these corrupt politicians?  No more lies, tell the whole truth."

scobob
scobob

In thought balloon over her head " gee what if I won, would I be the president of the senate? Could I go to all the football games.  Would every one be friends and be happy. Maybe then the illegals would be legal. If only."

Elderly Abuse = Jail
Elderly Abuse = Jail

How are youtoday Mrs. Cortes? I'm assuming you may have been taken advantage of by one ofour politicians. Have you considered pressing elderly abuse charges?

Ross
Ross

Where did "elderly" get connected to "Cortes" ?  She's five years younger than both Pearce and the guy the Democrats ran for governor last time. 

Anyone besides the candidate and his family know Jerry Lewis's age?  He can't be that much younger than Cortes if he had earned a masters degree and done the mission thing by 1982.

Republinuts suc
Republinuts suc

Olivia, Doesn't being on the ticket hurt the Hispanic cause in your district or the state for that matter?  Your fellow Tea Party members hate the fact that the population of Hispanics in Mesa is continuing to increase! 

American Citizen
American Citizen

Russell Pearce: Olivia hablas Ingles?Olivia: No Senor..Russell Pearce: Well Olivia we need your help in using you as a "sham" candidate. Are you okay with that?Olivia: Que? Me gane una "Shamm WoW" O si! Que gusto me da! Gracias, Senor Pearce! En  donde voy  recojo mi premio.Russell Pearce: My friend will take you the paperwork to sign for us before you get the prize . Pearce's thoughts as he hangs up the phone"Stupid Mexican" I gotta make sure she is one of them Messicans from Mexico. He hangs up the phone and proceeds in calling Querard and says,"start the printing she is in". Olivia: GAne, Gane, que padre gane un premio.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Funny thread. I like the Sham Wow reference... suddenly it all makes sense..

BoobsAreForFun
BoobsAreForFun

"Oliva takes aim with her mighty nostril in anticipation of firing a snot rocket at an approaching liberal. God Speed Oliva, American Hero in the looming War Against Liberal Handout Seekers!" 

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Please everyone, join me in congratulating Olivia "The Sham" Cortes for her recent promotion within the tea party, due to her hard work, dedication, and stupidity, Ms. Cortes has recently been promoted from Village Idiot to Tea Party Grand Whore, a big round of applause for Mr. Cortes, Olivia enjoy you new promotion and all benefits that come with it, however short lived they may be.  

Glyph
Glyph

¡No Se Puede!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Would you be surprised ETHICAL County Elections personnel removed your name from the ballot in violation of their bosses' statements?

David Saint
David Saint

"im pretty sure GOD frowns upon cheating Ms Cortes.  Further, whats it like to be a traitor to your own race?"

BoobsAreForFun
BoobsAreForFun

"I don't know, how does it feel David Saint? You know better than anyone."

Jerry Klipsch
Jerry Klipsch

Olivia .......You should be ahamed........  MAINLY FOR LETTING THESE CORRUPT SLEEZE BALLS .....(.PIERCE BEING THE RING LEADER )  TALK YOU  INTO SUCH A EMBARASING PUBLIC DISPLAY OF YOU  .....something that might well be criminal ..........   I tend to believe you were used ........BUT YOU STILL SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER ..............

Bnbk
Bnbk

How many bottles of mouthwash did it take to remove the stench & taste of RuSSell Pearce's ass from your lips & mouth ?

maybe368
maybe368

"I don't know what the big deal is, I haven't paid any taxes in years and nobody thinks THAT's  a big deal"   

 Me to you...does the word hypocrite mean anything to any of you? What you are doing is clear to any intelligent, free thinking person. You had better hope that there is no God or your in trouble 

Barn Stormer
Barn Stormer

"I hope Russell doesn't still think of me as some stupid Mexican"

Tubes Fan
Tubes Fan

Hey lady, did Russel promise you Eternal Servitude on his planet in the Celestial Kingdom for doing his bidding? I don't think he can add a Lamanite to his plural harem, y'know..

Ross
Ross

Have you no sense of decency, ma'am? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?

NoMoreLiberalsPlease
NoMoreLiberalsPlease

"Yes, I do think Lewis is really a liberal stooge."

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

In that case you don't think very clearly, or accurately for that matter.

Choliday
Choliday

Yes, Olivia... This does mean brothers pearce and ready will no longer be your hometeachers... also the football tickets...not!!!

Wazik
Wazik

Every party has a pooper,that's why we invited you.Party pooper, party pooper

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