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Now you're claiming a direct line to God? Not even Russell Pearce and Joe Arpaio have claimed that.....at least not yet.
You might start, however, with telling us all about how Pearce and Arpaio have advanced and complied with the "rule of law."
You might start with the 14th Amendment and the Supremacy Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Sep 23, 2010
Here's today's update on the spending and misspending practices of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office over the last 4 years, possibly $80 million in misspent funds, with some excerpts from the findings.
"The detailed review of spending by the county found stays in Puerto Rico and Belize charged to county credit cards, and unusual expenditures like first-class airfare upgrades, stays at luxury hotels and $2,215.48 spent at the Disneyworld Yacht Club Resort."
"We have hundreds of dollars spent at resorts, including room service . . . in what appear to be leisurely activities," said Lee Ann Bohn, a deputy budget director."
"According to some financial records, Bohn said, training trips to Honduras by 10 Sheriff's Office employees in July 2007 and October 2007 cost $91,000 in salaries, overtime, benefits and airfare."
Sep 22, 2010
Getting pretty desperate, aren't you, rrjenn? "sniveling socialist friends"? "We will soon be putting your kind in their place,"? etc.
Can't imagine why so many of your posts sound exactly like Russell Pearce in tone and content, heavy with accusatory emotion and overkill with zealous buzz words, heavy with falsehoods, void of documented facts to support claims, etc.
Here's more to keep you pedaling in the style to which you're accustomed. (from today's paper.)
"Pearce's focus on immigration instead of the economy is the last thing Arizona needs to dig itself out of this recession. In Pearce's mind, you're either for him or against him, with no room for debate or compromise.
He may talk a hard line on immigration, and that has won him fans, because, they say, 'at least he is doing something about the problem.' But SB 1070 has already been costly to Arizona in lawsuits, boycotts, and hits to the state's image, and it does nothing to secure the border. .... Never mind that his charades continue to divert resources and attention from other pressing issues, such as high-wage job creation and balancing the state budget."
Sep 22, 2010
The following blog entry (not mine) from a couple weeks ago provides some seldom seen insight and understanding on this topic that I think is worth sharing.
"Immigration is a hot button here in Arizona and the rest of the country as well. People who have heard only the one-issue sheriff, governor and senator spout off about how they are doing their best to save the country, and heard nothing about all of the nonsense, dirty politics and abuse of office and disregard for the civil rights of US citizens are, of course, destined to be sucked into the same state of ignorant bliss as the local Joe-sheep who see nothing but anti-brown laws and couldn't care less if most illegals speak better English than the governor.
Unfortunately, because our Federal government has side-stepped the illegal immigration issue for too many years, it leaves a hunger for action. Let's face it, if you're hungry enough, Raman Noodles are a veritable feast! As with any cult, a pyschopath can attract a large following by saying what he thinks his herd wants to hear. Look at Charles Manson. Look at the David Koresh. Look at Jim Jones. Look at Joe Arpaio. See any pattern? In all cases, the "cleansed" end justifies the horrific cost to society as a whole."Sep 22, 2010
Besides Russell Pearce, we can't forget our illustrious "law abiding" sheriff, as in "Thank God we have people like Sheriff Arpaio," and "It is good to know that there are still great Americans like...Sheriff Arpaio!"
Here's the latest: just uncovered, the gross misspending and misappropriation of public funds by MCSO to the tune of an estimated $50 million.
http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2010/09/21/20100921joe-arpaio-sheriffs-office-funds-analysis.html#commentsSep 21, 2010
Russell Pearce makes and creates the most outrageous statements imaginable. Desertdawg is correct about Pearce not writing SB1070, and that the author's organization (F.A.I.R.) has been all over the country, selling and writing laws that have regularly been ruled unconstitutional in various small cities and towns.
This jihad nonsense is one of Pearce's latest. But I urge everyone to read today's Arizona Republic for another doozy that AZFACTCHECK checked out , another of Pearce's gems that has NO basis in fact.
Here's what he's spewing in mass emails.
"An estimated 9,000 American citizens are killed every year by illegal aliens. That's 25 American citizens per day killed by illegal aliens, averaging 12 by stabbings and shootings and 13 by DUI and related crimes."
Sen. Russell Pearce, R-Mesa, sent the e-mail on Aug. 28 on behalf of BanAmnestyNow.com. Pearce serves as honorary national co-chairman of the organization."
All of the Republic's research is too lengthy to copy here -- it's on page B-3 of today's 9/21/10 Republic -- but essentially the Iowa legislator who supposedly came up with it a few years ago and passed it along to Pearce "can't find his research." And FBI and Homeland Security don't even compile such statistics that Pearce rants about. It's bogus, a figment of Pearce's fear-hate-and-loathing imagination.
It's evident that Pearce delights in shock value, and as such he is better suited to trying his hand at painting (art) or off-beat poetry than as a member of the legislature where his audiences expect honesty....not shocking fiction to rattle people's cages.
Try it Pearce. You could be the Wassily Kandinsky or William Faulkner of our time, with all your sound and fury expressed in the medium where it belongs.
Sep 21, 2010