Steve Gallardo Not Pleased About Pictures of Latino Kids on Republicans' Desks

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One of the pictures in question.
Democratic State Senator Steve Gallardo noticed something he was not a fan of when he moseyed on over to the House of Representatives for the swearing in of new legislator Martin Quezada -- there were pictures of Latino kids on some Republicans' desks.

In the pictures, the kids are holding signs that say "I'm going to college in 2026," referencing the state's school-choice program.

Now Gallardo's offended, which aggravated Republican State Representative Steve Montenegro, and the word "racist" has been used.

"The fact is that [Arizona's Republican legislators] have done more to hurt the Hispanic community in last 10 years than any other group of elected officials," Gallardo tells New Times.

Gallardo described the pictures as "insulting" and "offensive," claiming that these Republican legislators are "actually exploiting these kids to push their own agenda."

Gallardo -- who calls the voucher program an "insult to Latino families across Arizona" -- claims that if Republican legislators were serious about educating Latino kids, they'd pass the DREAM Act, all-day kindergarten, and put more funding toward public education in general.

Montenegro insists the school-choice program does help the Latino youngsters.

He's also upset that Gallardo told the Arizona Republic, "These are White Republicans who have done nothing to help low-income or Hispanic kids go to college."

Now he's offended.

"It's really offensive," Montenegro tells New Times. "I'm a Republican, and I'm not White. I'm Hispanic."

Montenegro claims Gallardo doesn't understand the program, and certainly wasn't pleased about the "racist remark."

A press release from the House Republicans also defined Gallardo's statements as a "racist Democrat ranting."

When Gallardo heard about that one, he was even less pleased.

"If there was ever a legislator down here that's more out of touch with the Hispanic community, it's Montenegro," Gallardo says. "This is the same guy who stood next to Republicans every time have launched his attacks against the Hispanic community."

Gallardo says he "would highly suggest a different member of the legislature" to respond to his comments on educating Arizona's Latino kiddos.

Apparently the argument's a bit more than the pictures of the youngsters on the legislators' desks.

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Bobby
Bobby

Steve Gallardo, is not pleased because he is essentially a racist. He is nothing more or less than the other side of the coin that has Pearce's image on it. Why can't Mexicans simply be honest on this matter. If whites in Arizona are for the most part whites, (which is the standard accusation of hispanics?mexicans, than Mexicans are for Mexicans, for the most part. Can't we just agree with this and go on from there? Or how many times will these eternally occuring issues come up, because people simply won't be honest about their racial/cultural prejudices?

Richardblackmore58
Richardblackmore58

Senator Gallardo might want to get off his high horse. A lot of the senators in question might in fact believe what they are doing helps those kids. Speak to how little help is given, or that what the goals ore the republicans are will hurt education...  stay away from "outrage" when you don't know the personal lives or motivation of others.

Coz
Coz

I'm surprised the pictures of the Latino kids on the Republicans desk weren't naked, sick politicians they are....

Ddesertdawg
Ddesertdawg

Gallardo can go back to mexico with all his left wing nuts.

guest
guest

I'm with steve. I don't want to see pictures of latino kids either.

Concerned Latina Fan
Concerned Latina Fan

I keep pictures of Latina women on my desk to look at.  Is that so wrong?

Ross
Ross

At least we can count on Montenegro never being elected President, since he was born to wealthy parents in El Salvador.  We know they are wealthy because they managed to get a visa to come here legally.  He's not only a right-winger, but a Christian fundamentalist.  Well, at least he's not Mormon.

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

Montenegro is one of Trent Franks boyz. He likes to hide behind the bible. He is  complete worm. peace

Steve Gallardo
Steve Gallardo

Rep. Montenegro and his Republican friends have gone out of their way to ensure that public education fails Latino students.   Now they play the race card in order to divert public dollars to private school profiteers.   They look at Latino children as nothing more than a tax dollar to stuff in their greedy pockets.   Montenegro should be ashamed at the way he allows profiteers to use him as a spokesman. 

Bobby
Bobby

I meant if whites are for whites for the most part.

Nakedguest
Nakedguest

Ii want to see pictures of you guest all naked.

Rob
Rob

  I would masturbate all over those pictures if they were on my desk.

Hellornohell
Hellornohell

 Yes it is very very wrong you will burn in hell for those pictures on your desk. unless you are an atheist you you will be ok, cause there is no hell to an atheist.

Rob
Rob

  We can also count on you to never be president either. or me or any of us for that matter. we all suck and none of us can be trusted at all.

DTA
DTA

  DTA = DONT TRUST ANYBODY. Prison rule number 1.

Margie
Margie

  You cant count on anybody who is human. the only thing you can count on is Jesus. but never a human being. Atheist depend on nothing except their big egos to get them threw.

Bobby
Bobby

I agree with everything you wrote, except for the political party. It's the Democrats that don't want Latino kids to succeed. I got proof. Just look at the Los Angeles Unified School District in California. it's completely run by Democrats, 100percent. It spends more money than any school district in the U.S. The lunch rooms alone, and what is served, would put a five star hotel buffet to shame. Yet, there is close to a fifty percent drop out rate, and the majority of other kids, mostly latino's barely  pass. Almost the same dismal results exist in other California School districts, and California is 75percent controled by the Democrat Party. It's the Democrat Party that wants hipanic and other kids to fail, and they do good work making it a reality. Could be too many Chicano Studies, MAS type classes, and other b.s. that's the problem. But the democrats will fight to the death for those classes anyway. Shoot, they would even drop math classes to continue ChicanoStuides.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Stop trying to corner the market on Latino.

If you cared, I mean really cared for Latinos you would be outraged at the way immigrants are exploited and abused by other Latinos trying to make a buck.

I have witnessed horrible atrosities against other human brings who are being abused at the hands of Mexicans aligned with drug and human smuggling trafficking. It is deplorable and it is ignored by the Gallardo's the Bustamontes, Mary Rose, Sal Reza, Chad Snow and the rest of te "Latino" community who pockets are lines with money from those same immigrant families.

Mario
Mario

 Quit your sniveling STEVE its not manly at all or very macho Latino male either.  its makes you look weak and insecure about your manhood.

ARYAN BROTHER
ARYAN BROTHER

 Your a greedy over paid politician yourself you hypocrite.

LE EME AZ
LE EME AZ

Shut the fuck up your making us all look bad. LA EME FLORENCE ARIZONA STATE PRISON.

Coz
Coz

You and Babeu could be best friends if your not already.

Bobby
Bobby

Rob, that's possibly the first thing I agree with you about. Everyone everywhere sucks equally.

Bobby
Bobby

I'm outraged at how Latino's are abused---IN MEXICO.

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland

YPS, I agree with you when it comes to politicians and their stance on immigration. They use it for their own greedy ways and it doesn't help the people who are truly hurt by this.

I am sorry that you have had to witness the things you have but on the other hand you have seen things that might need your voice one day.

I also agree with Chad Snow and how the same disrespect is given to the same people by Arpaio and his gang of goons.

I've tried very hard to keep an open mind about policitians and the majority of them are tainted. They realize the perks that go with the job. The extra benefits whether it is money, sex or drugs and they take advantage of it.

It's unfortunate for the people. All of the people.

Back to what you have witnessed.....again, I am sorry.

I will say one more thing.....something I've wanted to say for a long time.......

It is very freeing to go public. I understand why you don't do it but consider it greatly. Many people would benefit from it including yourself. In saying that...take care and be safe.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

YPS, exploitation is exploitation, whether it's a human smuggler or a senile County Sheriff playing on ignorant people's fears.  I'm equally outraged by both. 

Ever questioned how a sheriff who makes $100,824 a year lives in Fountain Hills and owns $2 million plus in commercial real estate? 

Rob
Rob

 I am outraged!  I might even kill myself im so outraged!

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

Yes, I'm sure a comment from someone calling themself "Aryan Brother" is something that belongs only in a circular file.

Rob
Rob

I guess compared to your $7 p/hr McDonalds job, $24k a year is big money.

david saint
david saint

lol overpaid? Do you know what they make? Im pretty sure you dont...get back to me when you do genius. 
 Personally Steve, I thank you for your service.  As stated in the article, at least you show some balls and stand up to this ongoing "establishment" thats being built in this state.  Im white by the way, german and irish decent to be exact. Race is irrelevant with me, i just see a guy trying to stand for what he believes in..if only your fellow legislators would do that instead of what best serves their own political career....

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

Steve Gallardo is a man of courage and conviction and I wish there were ten more men (or women) just like him in our state legislature.  Our state would actually have a chance at positive change and would stop being the laughing stock of the nation.  Anyone who puts a man like him down (especially hiding under a FB pseudonym) is a real coward.

david saint
david saint

hes trying to stand up for you..if you dont like it fine, but the least you could do is show a little respect...

Bobby
Bobby

And I've been debating this clown Rob?

Bobby
Bobby

Perhaps the man has a good accountant and isn't loose with the money he makes. Chad, there have been thousands of people that have made less than the Sheriff, and gone on to make billions, not a few million.

Bobby
Bobby

This guy is the ultimate proof on how miraculous technology will inevitably be used. We are doomed. 

Bobby
Bobby

Time to skip out on the phony Rob impersonator.

Coz
Coz

Very true.

Rob
Rob

Its a case of to many Robs.

Rob
Rob

  Im an old drug addict and im now an online blogger drug counselor for new times as you can see.

Rob
Rob

  But then I also understand that just because a person has a weird opinions does not mean they do drugs. people like myself say everybody is a addict if I dont agree with them. it comes from my insecure side my mom put into me by spoiling me rotten.

Rob
Rob

 Thats what I do as im a meth addict myself. and I love heroin to.

Rob
Rob

 Snort another line or hit another bowl Jim...you haven't had enough yet.

Rob
Rob

 As you can see im very familiar with my job down at McDonalds.

Rob
Rob

 I eat chink food I love Asians best.

Rob
Rob

 yes I do. see below.

Rob
Rob

Im a mommy's boy or the golden child.

Rob
Rob

  yes I am rob the clown.

Rob
Rob

 I want you to cum all over my face Jim YOU BIG BAD BOY!

Rob
Rob

  I would rather you ram your big  biker cock down my throat and gag me till I puke. I love that feeling.

Rob
Rob

 Yes I am and im also a gay porn star.

Rob
Rob

Do you click your own like button to your own answers to?

Rob
Rob

  Yes that is what im saying. Im better than everybody else on earth.

Rob
Rob

  I make $8 and hour at taco bell. and I ride my bicycle to work at 4am 7 days a week to make ends meet. I live in sunny slope and my girlfriend is a meth addicted mexican puta.

Rob
Rob

 Yes thats what im saying. im better than everybody else and I make more money than you or them.

HELLS ANGEL CHICO
HELLS ANGEL CHICO

 If you want a punch in your big mouth and you want to bleed and loose those pretty white teeth stop by the Hells Angels clubhouse at 147 west Mojave st phx AZ and ask for me, Chico  Mora.

Jim
Jim

  You just lost face ROB.. I won you lost. ROB your a fake and a hack like I knew you were. a real man would have answered my question.

Jim
Jim

  I notice you didnt answer my question big man.

Jim
Jim

  or a well known stand up comic.

Jim
Jim

 I bet your a healthy 3rd degree black belt also huh? and you are very good looking and an all night stud and std free?

Jim
Jim

  your so special arent you?

Jim
Jim

 So what your saying rob is  people who make $7 an hour are not as good as people who make as much as what you make? should we boot them all out of this country for making $7 an hour now?? you sound like a real pompous asshole rob.

Rob
Rob

 Wow,one clown with 5 different names.

Bet that taxed you pretty good.

Rob
Rob

Nope, don't eat that crap..

What's a drive threw?

Jim
Jim

  So how much do you make ROB? are you a rich rock star? or a stuck up plastic loafer wearing golfer snotty Scottsdale yuppie millionaire? or are you a wannabee?   you sound like a very insecure nobody starved for attention. is money your GOD?

DTA
DTA

  People who make lots of money are better than those who make less? is that what God taught us is that what your saying? I thought all men were created equal. Mexicans  Hispanics and Latinos make very low wages and most of the restaurants are you a white racist who hates the poor?

Bamboobam
Bamboobam

  So are you saying you never ever eat at McDonalds or any other fast food drive threws on your yuppie lunch hour? come on now you know you do. without that $7 an hour guy  waiting on you you would starve to death.

Employed
Employed

 At least he works as is not a unemployed bum. whats wrong with $7 bucks and hour? is it now un American to work for $7 an hour?

Bobby
Bobby

"Race is irrelevant to me." 

Aha. Whatever you say.

Bobby
Bobby

Thank you,  Mr. Saint is often in this dream world about how the world really works. He'll learn.

Richardblackmore58
Richardblackmore58

With per Diem it works out to about 28,000 a year. Supposedly as a part time job... which it isn't. That of course doesn't count the almost daily $20 to $30 dollar lunches provided en masse by various lobby groups (hmm, lets see that could very easily hit another 2 grand a year assuming 4 times a week for six months). As a part time salary that isn't to bad. As a full time salary that sucks (being an arizona state senator). Maybe if we raised the pay we would have better choices.

Rob
Rob

  Im the richest guy in Arizona and im better than all of you.

Jim
Jim

  No that was ROB your talking about who is so rich.

Saintdavid
Saintdavid

  Isn't that the same neighborhood David the Saint lives in also? I heard he is very rich to. I think David Saint owns all the McDonalds in Arizona or something like that. he is very wealthy and plays golf with donald trump and alice cooper.

Kelly
Kelly

  Margie is  an excellent boxer and the old lady/wife of a Hells Angels member and she is my best pal on earth.

CHICO HAMC PHX AZ
CHICO HAMC PHX AZ

  I think you just got punked out by a female boxer biker broad David Saint.I know margie well and she is not a broad to tangle with at all. I seen her beat men up. CHICO MORA HELLS ANGELS MC PHX AZ

Margie
Margie

  I didnt think you had the answer you fucking pissant loser. your a fake like all the rest are on here.

david saint
david saint

lol never said i did, just that YOU DONT! 

Politicians suck
Politicians suck

Politicians dont get into politics because they care about others and this country they get into politics for  loose women and sex and fame fortune and to get great health insurance and to hopefully write a best selling book and make millions of dollars off of it. then they quit their job. thats why they become politicians. its all about power not the people.

Margie
Margie

  How much does he make genius know it all? do you know? I  dont how much. fill us in david saint if you know so much. maybe Steve can tell us what he makes.

Aneighborofsteves
Aneighborofsteves

 I live on the same street as Steve and he lives in a $700,000+ dollar home. if he does not get paid that much how can he afford a home like that? and he and his wife drive brand new hummers and an suv. they are not poor I can tell you that much. he does fairly well  financially sir.

Margie
Margie

  The homeless dont get paid.

Jewel in the desert
Jewel in the desert

Steve Gallardo has earned my respect and the respect of many people here in Arizona.  He was one of the few Democrats who had the courage to stand up and support our Russell Pearce recall.  During the recall I sent a message to Senator Gallardo and mentioned I would be sitting at a table outside of the Ranch Market in Mesa to pass out flyers about the recall.  I invited him to stop by but never expected he really would.  Not only did he show up, (in casual, down to earth, t-shirt and jeans...ready to work) But he stayed an hour.  Then he spent the rest of the day helping out other groups involved in the recall.  I can't think of a single senator in AZ besides Steve who would have given up an entire Saturday for our cause.  I can't even get replies to emails from other Senators.  So, quit your judgment and bad mouthing of a rare leader we can actually be proud of here in Arizona.

VIETNAM VET
VIETNAM VET

 The only politician in my 64 yrs on this earth that ever helped me personally was President Ronald Reagan when he gave away all those 5 lbs blocks of cheddar cheese back when he was president. thats the only thing any poly ever did to help me and my friends and family ever in all my 64 years in this country. thats not saying much at all for poiticians helping the people of this country. Thank you to Ronald Reagan where ever you are. he had respect for the poor.

Whitedude
Whitedude

 He is standing up for me a white dude by telling others what pictures they can have on their work desks? thats just a bit of a stretch if you ask me David. isn't there something more important to be done with our tax dollars than this?

Bedbugeddie
Bedbugeddie

  I think a member of la eme knows what respect is if anyone does. do you even know what la eme is david saint?

LA EME AZ
LA EME AZ

  Convicts and Ex Convicts cant vote any way so it really does not matter what he said. ex cons are voiceless and are not heard in our society just as the homeless are not heard. politicians do nothing for these types of humans. politicians are all in it for the money the paycheck they could care less about others. its all a sham and a con job just to get payed like any yuppie job..

Bedbugeddie
Bedbugeddie

 RESPECT must be Earned. its not given away for free because he has a big mouth.

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