Russell Pearce, Paul Babeu, Cathi Herrod's Discrimination Bill, and the Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name

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Recalled, disgraced former state Senate President Russell Pearce's never been known as a friend to gay folks.

Well, save for one: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.

Ironically, Babeu -- who embraced his sexuality in 2012 after New Times exposed claims of harassment made by his undocumented Mexican ex-boyfriend -- legally could be discriminated against by Sand Land business owners if Governor Jan Brewer signs the "religious freedom" bill recently sent to her desk by the Arizona Legislature.

Same goes for other gay Americans who have served in this nation's military.

But Senate Bill 1062 wasn't the topic of discussion last week when Babeu was a guest on Pearce's radio show, which airs every Saturday at 7 p.m. on local conservative station 960 AM "The Patriot."

Listen to Paul Babeu on Russell Pearce's radio show from February 15, 2014.

Still, the show began with, um, tongue-in-cheek references to male homosexuality, which involved Pearce, Babeu and the show's producer Sean McCaffrey.

Here's an excerpt:

Russell Pearce: Good evening, folks. Hey...thanks for hangin' in with us, uh, comin' back to see us on a Saturday night. We've got a great guest in the show tonight, uh, Sheriff Paul from--Babeu, for those who don't know how to...pronounce his name.

Babeu: [Laughs.]

Pearce: Babeu.

Babeu: Right.

Pearce: But "Sheriff Paul" is what we call him. Sheriff Paul's been a friend of mine for a long time. Uh, he does a great job down there. I'm gonna push him to even do a better job. There's some things that need to be done down there. Got to go after illegal employers.

You know, I just got an e-mail tonight--and by the way, I wanna thank Sean for bein' here with me, as always...his efforts to, kinda like...kind of like my wife's job. He's got this effort to keep me in line; it's not always successful.

Babeu: [Laughs.]

Sean McCaffrey: So I'm, I'm your radio wife. [Laughs.]

Babeu: [Laughs.]

Pearce: [Laughs.] Yeah, you're my ra- ...

McCaffrey: I'm outta here!

Babeu: He has a beard.

Pearce: [Laughs.] Yeah.

McCaffrey: I'm outta here!

Pearce: [Laughs.] Yeah, really. Yeah, facial hair and all....


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vagabond545454
vagabond545454

Pearce is a strange bird, cook out buddies with his late friend Neo-Nazi commander in Arizona, now a deceased Murderer-suicide, I have often wondered how many of them dead Hispanics found in desert of allegedly dehydration might have been actually being captured by JT Ready and his Neo-Nazi pals and held, denied water till they died, then they simply walk away and no one the wiser to how this dehydration occurred! Not even a scratch on their murder victims!

vagabond545454
vagabond545454

Being called toughest law man is amusing, in a bygone era J Edgar Hoover was referred to as such, but once he died his closet was emptied of much clutter, his man love tendencies, love of dressing in women's attire, his image was well hidden, one has to wonder why does Arpaio and his crew find putting men in pink undies a prison rehabilitative tactic? Or is it a deeper thing they might find seeing men in pink undies something else altogether!

slappy
slappy

Pearce:   "There's some things that need to be done down there. Got to go after illegal employers".  Illegal employers, wasn't Babeu one when he hired Jose for his website?   

1959cutter
1959cutter

watch out!

pIerce was connected with, and backing J.T.ready, the baby killer.

i'ts kinda funny....

the "top" thug boss of the Mormons, and the "head" of the gay mafia in a sit down with tea and crumpets!

WTF...
WTF...

Russell Pearce: Sheriff Paul from--Babeu, for those who don't know how to...pronounce his name.

Babeu: [Laughs.]

Pearce: Babeu.

Babeu: Right but you can call me studboi1

slappy
slappy

Jose, how can you say such bad things about Sheriff Babeu.  He was cleared by the Honorable Tom Horne of any wrong doing. 

Jose
Jose

The polling machines that were used to re-elect Sick Sexual Deviate, Child Predator Babeu recently burned to the ground as a "True Act Of God."

To bad Babeu, and Pearce haven't yet been struck by lightning.

Let us Pray.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Point 1. Pearce says  BooBoo, "You always stuck very close to me, Sheriff," enthuses Pearce. "And [I'm] always grateful that I've gotten to know you much better since then."

Point 2.  Pearce says to BooBoo-"I'm grateful for those like you, who stand up tall."

 Point 3. That last sentence is obviously "still in the closet" code I'll just bet BooBoo 'STANDS UP TALL."


Point 4.RUSSELL PEARCE IS GAY!

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