It’s not enough that the valley of the Sun has its “affected” Gov. Jan Brewer, but now there are two other nutcases, one of them recently forced out of office, that aspire to help run the great state of Arizona. And it is a great state. Former Governor Carl Hayden once said, “I built this state. Don’t let the GOP destroy it!” Unfortunately, this statement turned into factual intuition on the part of the author.
|Russell Pearce recall|
Former state senator Russell Pearce, who is a Mormon and the first Arizona legislator ever recalled (last November), has been elected to the top Arizona GOP Party post of 1st Vice Chairman. In the face of those folks who unanimously voted to oust Pearce from office, state Republicans decided he was fit to be in the party’s No. 2 leadership role, according to spokesman Shane Wikfors. On Saturday, Wikfors commented, “I will tell you that the two biggest generators of applause at today’s meeting was Russell and Sheriff Joe (Arpaio),” Pathetic.
Democratic Party chairman Andrei Cherny said, “Arizona has moved past the divisive and corrosive politics of Russell Pearce — but the Republican Party hasn’t,” sealing the fact that this pack of fruitcakes does not learn from experience. There was a movie back in 1948 named The Snake Pit, which portrayed a woman who finds herself in an insane asylum. I remember scenes from the film as a teenager at the time that depicted patients completely out of touch with reality constantly babbling incoherently.
Following is a must-see Russell Pearce video:
Bingo! The GOP dominated Arizona state legislature. These vipers have proceeded to pass laws and practice a type of political suicide that has made the state laughable, placing it at the top of the ‘Who do we ridicule today’ list. The state’s five Republican congressmen attended the meeting, apparently placing their sign of approval on Pearce’s appointment.
Russell Pearce was fired from Arizona Motor Vehicles in 1999 for allowing subordinates to tamper with a woman’s driving record. In 1980 Pearce’s wife Luanne accused him of beating her and said she wanted a divorce. His two sons have been accused of domestic violence, one, Josh, who allegedly fractured his daughter’s skull and sports a Nazi eagle tattoo on his neck/chest. Sounds like the perfect Mormon family.
|JT Ready 2nd from right|
But an even better story is Russell Pearce chum, racist and neo-Nazi J.T. Ready running for Arizona’s Pinal County Sheriff…as a Democrat. Once a registered Republican, Ready’s answer to why he switched was, “It’s the party of Jim Crow, [late U.S. Senator and one-time KKK member] Robert Byrd, and [late Alabama Governor and one-time segregationist] George Wallace. Exemplary company. I once asked Ready if he was a member of the National Rifle Assn. (NRA) and he replied he was but behind on his dues.
However, it is Stephen Lemons Feathered Bastard column in the Phoenix New Times that captures the essence of J.T. Ready. He supports legalizing marijuana and has referred to Adolph Hitler as a “great white civil rights leader.” He once was a member of the National Socialist Movement (NSM) and still marches with them. As a one-time close buddy of Russell Pearce, Ready is known for his armed patrol in the Arizona desert looking for illegal immigrants. His committee chairman is NSM member Harry Hughes, another neo-Nazi racist.
|Dept of Justice boots Arpaio|
And it wouldn’t be right not to give a nod to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is up for reelection in November. When you talk about racism along with anti-immigration policies, Sheriff Joe ranks right up there at the top. The U.S. Dept. of Justice has charged the Sheriff with human-rights violations and the Phoenix Human Relations Committee has just unanimously voted to ask Arpaio to step down.
This basically completes the inner circle of Arizona’s notoriously best known bigots in politics.