Would someone please explain to me why Andy Thomas, who is the former Maricopa County Attorney, and is running for Governor of Arizona was at an event that featured former GOP AZ Senate President Russell Pearce, and several others who have been known to hang out with neo-Nazis? I include Barbara Heller and Rusty Childress in this group. The only reason neo-Nazi J. T. Ready was not at the even was because he is dead as a doornail.
There are some lovely anti-immigration activists in Arizona. Chris Simcox is awaiting trial for allegedly molesting several girls, his daughter included. The late J. T. Ready, a neo-Nazi slaughtered his family, then took his own life. Sheriff Joe Arpaio who hangs with these jerks, is now being monitored by the DOJ because of his rank anti-immigration harassment.
Riders United for a Sovereign America sponsored an even over the weekend, in Phoenix. Dennis Gillman, a well known videographer who works with the Phoenix New Times, was there to cover it. Barb Heller, a strong supporter of Sheriff Joe, organized the event. The problem is that people like Heller don’t like Dennis Gillman or the Pink Flamingo’s favorite liberal columnist, Steve Lemons, the Feathered Bastard. Heller doesn’t consider them media, so this gave she and her goons permission to harass Gillman. When Gillman told them to get the cops to make him move, they said they had a permit to be on the state capitol grounds, and because they had a permit, their event was ‘private’. The best part was some of the individuals, who claimed to be tea partiers, were carrying signs demanding their 1st Amendment rights, while saying that their meeting, on state grounds was private, and not open to the press.
Photo of old time Neo-Nazi Elton Hall at an anti-immigration event in Phoenix.
Playwrite James Garcia was at the September 7 event. He wrote the following about Gellman:
“…”He was exercising his First Amendment right as an independent journalist to document a news event when he was literally surrounded by several people who alternately tried obstructing his view to keep him from videotaping, while a few of them began pushing and shoving him around–apparently intent on trying to provoke him….
“At one point, some of protesters who had surrounded Dennis began to yell out that he was assaulting them. These were blatant lies. The most aggressive thing Dennis did was turn his camera on his aggressors in hopes of documenting their abuse, while he pointedly insisted that they not touch his camera equipment. “…”
According to Gellman:
“…“This was filmed on the public lawn of the Arizona State Capitol on September 7, 2013 where the “We Are America Tour” added Arizona racist, former State Senate President President Russell Pearce. Pearce is famous for SB1070 and his association and endorsement of neo-Nazi JT Ready, who killed an entire family before killing himself in 2012. The local racists have worked closely with FAIR for years. I was there to film the speakers. It’s a safe guess that if Minute Man Founder Chris Simcox wasn’t sitting in jail for multiple counts of child molestation that he would’ve been a speaker at this event also. Is it any wonder why they didn’t want the “liberal Media” filming them? For my own safety, I refused to leave without a police escort. It took over 7 minutes for any law enforcement to arrive. The video is edited only for length.”…”
The speaker is referencing Rusty Childress, who sponsored the meeting. The Pink Flamingo doesn’t link to articles which feature nudity. If you follow through on the Feathered Bastard piece about the rally and Rusty Childress, you can find it. Like other Arizona Anti-Immigration activists he’s a real piece of work, hanging with the late neo-Nazi J. T. Ready and a few others. According to the Feathered Bastard, he changed the name of his organization because of links to these lovely individuals. It’s now the Remember 1986 Coalition. Recently, Childess hosted a camp-out in the desert, for his nativist friends, including National Socialist (Nazi) Harry Hughes, who was a friend of the late J. T. Ready. Barbara Heller, who sponsored the weekend even in Phoenix was also there, hanging with the neos.
These individuals never really change. United for a Sovereign America morphed into Remember 1986, primarily because of their previous associations with racists, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis (real ones). They just changed their name and are still hanging out with the same people.
Back in 2009 Feathered Bastard, Steve Lemons did a Phoenix New Times piece about Sheriff Joe and his neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and bigoted Hispanic hating friends. Unfortunately, the more things change, the more they stay the same. In June, Childress and his lovely little friends, including Barbara Heller, who harassed Gillman over the weekend, set up their desert camp just outside of Gila Bend. According to Childress:
“…”This is our form of communication,” said protestor Rusty Childress. “We’re out here in the heat, with American flags, no amnesty banners and we’re talking to people coming by. Any way we can find our way of getting 2 cents on this issue, we’ll do it. We just want to be listened to.”..”
Oh, yes. They are takin’ America back for real Americans, those who wear black, with little symbols on their uniforms. They do a lot of goose-stepping, as they salute Hitler. I don’t quite understand why they are considered ‘real Americans’, but then I’m not that bright, I guess.