This sardonic sky-soarer's been spending a butt-load of hours on the Net of late, studying all the far-right ravens on the neo-Nazi networking site Newsaxon.com, a racist MySpace, where bigoted dillweeds with time on their hands and Adolf Hitler in their hearts can let their fascist freak flags fly. As you'll recall, this beaked biped reported last week that two-ton former Mesa City Council candidate and Rusty Childress-chum J.T. Ready had been outed by the ADL for having a profile on the white power Web site under the handle Viking Son. ("Ready Racist," April 26, 2007).
But Ready's hardly the only knuckledragger in Sand Land with a Newsaxon.com page. Indeed, of the site's nearly 2,000 members, AZ boasts scores of scumbags and scumbaguettes who've declared their racist ways for all the Web to see. True, they rarely use their real names. But these supremacist scalawags are usually dumb enough to post their pics on Newsaxon's "Online Community for Whites by Whites."
Take, for example, 26-year-old Scottsdale-ite TiffanyHBB, seen sporting a smile, a shotgun and skunk-like 'do. Or there's Phx Boot Boy, 19, whose photo has him noshing a sammy, with the statement, "I am a white nationalist living in Phoenix Arizona. This is hell!" (So why don't you move to, like, Idaho, or somethin', bitch?) Then there's Glendale-based tuke-wearer Arizonawarskin, 35. Pictured embracing his spouse, he remarks that he's a "PROUD WHITE MAN RAISING MY ARYAN CHILDREN WITH MY WIFE. WE LIVE BY THE 14 WORDS." The 14 words ("We must secure the existence of our people and a future for White children") constitute a supremacist slogan uttered by imprisoned neo-Nazi David Lane, one of the founding members of the white nationalist terrorist organization known as The Order.
There's also a heavily tattooed dude giving the Hitler salute who goes by Tat2dbootboi. He's 28, lives on the West Side and claims to be a skin-inker at a Glendale-based tattoo parlor. "I was beneath the zog wire for ten long years," he says. "But am now back in the trenches fighting for our noble cause!" ZOG stands for Zionist Occupation Government, the worldwide Jewish conspiracy that extremists fantasize controls the media, the U.S. government, banks and whether or not Britney Spears wears her knickers at night. His reference to being "under the zog wire" seems an admission that he did a decade in prison. That's right, the guy giving you that pirate tattoo on your ass may just be some ex-con who worships Wotan and Heinrich Himmler. Betcha Tat2dbootboi can ink a mean swastika!
All this is par for the prejudiced course. Everyone knows the Zona has more than its share of bigoted meth-snortin' boneheads who delude themselves that they're members of a master race. But what seems particularly perverse is all the barely legal white pride wenches on the site from all over the planet. Why, if this ibis wasn't committed to the joys of interracial boot-knockin', it might even consider donning steel-toed Doc Martens and shaving its headfeathers to get with these race-hatin' 'hos. Though, in truth, The Bird would be a SHARP, if shorn. You know, a member of the group that calls itself Skinheads Against Racial Prejudice.
How can so many babes be so freakin' retarded? That's what this wacky warbler wonders as it eyeballs wanna-be Eva Brauns like National Socialist strumpet SKiNGIRL88, an 18-year-old hottie from Queens, New York, who lists her turn offs as "Drugs. Lack of respect for self and others. Interracial relationships. And subhuman scum in general." Well, at least she's drug free. Nineteen-year-old trailer-trash hottie WhitePowerKrissie1488, from Durham, Connecticut, hates "whores" and "anyone who isn't white." The Bird's prediction: She and her "sexy white boyfriend" eventually get popped for knocking over a 7-Eleven. And from Scotland the land that gave us sucky comic Billy Connolly, the Bay City Rollers and haggis comes Cupcake, 18, a culinary student who loves bubblegum, making her own jewelry and collecting retro roller skates. Cupcake dislikes "anyone not white, especially when they invade my country." Invade? What, and steal all that peat moss you guys have up there in kilt country? Not over Sean Connery's soon-to-be dead body!
There's a reason no one's ever made a scientific link between eye-candy and IQ. A lot of 18-year-old chicks (and doods) are as dumb as dachshund doo-doo, even if they happen to be easy on the peepers. That may help explain a curvy Swedish lass like Idun28, who boasts a triskelion tatt over her butt-crack, or a doe-eyed darling like Florida femme Forgottensoul88, who decorates her profile with Nazi flags and knives. Older dipshits on Newsaxon.com haven't got much of an excuse. Um, unless you count inbreeding.
Newsaxon.com does have an interesting backstory. According to Anthony Griggs, a research analyst with the Southern Poverty Law Center, the neo-Nazi networking site's six or seven months old, and it was recently sold by its founder Todd Findley to the National Socialist Movement. Seems Findley got popped March 30 for grand theft. Allegedly, he swindled a number of poor whites out of their savings as part of a plan to build an all-Caucasian community in Florida. While on bail, he posted a message on one supremacist forum offering to sell Newsaxon.com for $1,000 because he needed money for a lawyer. He bragged that it was worth far more than that, and it probably is, as the graphics and whatnot are close to what MySpace offers.
The Nimrods at Newsaxon.com recently blocked New Times from accessing their site after The Bird's blogging bro, Feathered Bastard, wrote about them, but that's why the Good Lord made proxy servers, boys and girls, allowing us to do an end-run around their restrictions. Plus, why do the Newsaxonites care? This rascally rooster thought they were proud of their cretinous creed.
Speaking of authoritarian asswipes, here's one who appears even worse than all the neo-Nazi swill mentioned above: Richard Adkerson. Never heard of him? Don't worry, neither had this mallard 'til a pal forwarded this eco-friendly avian some background info on Adkerson, CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc., one of the largest mining companies in the world, and one of the most notorious in terms of environmental damage and supporting human rights abuses abroad.
Adkerson's company recently dug up $26 billion to acquire Zona-based Phelps Dodge Inc., making the resulting goliath the biggest publicly held mining company on the planet. As a result, Freeport's relocating its HQ from New Orleans to P-town, specifically to (soon-to-be renamed) Phelps Dodge Building at One North Central Avenue. Adkerson himself, the Dark Prince of Dirt-diggin', is movin' caboodle 'n' kit to the PHX to oversee the empire. Your guess as to whether the exec eventually lands in Scottsdale, or more appropriately, Parasite Valley.
Where Adkerson makes his nest may be of importance to those in his homeowners association. See, the modern-day Crassus' digs in the Big Easy have been picketed in the past by pissed-off protesters rankled by alleged abuses at Freeport's cornerstone operation, the Grasberg mine complex. High in the mountains of Papua, Indonesia, the operation is epic in avarice and size. It's the largest gold mine on Earth, containing an estimated reserve of 46 million ounces of the precious metal. It's also the world's third-largest copper mine. That's a Grand Canyon of pennies and pile of Krugerrands higher than Squaw Peak.
To lay hands on that fortune, Grasberg's corporate masters have seen to the excavation of nearly a billion tons of earth in the past 30 years. The gaping maw left behind can be seen from space, where it was once mistaken for Rosie ODonnell's ravenous pie-hole. Kidding aside, just Google "Grasberg mine," and you'll find NASA photos online detailing the cavernous sore.
Critics claim Freeport's allowed the Grasberg mine to devastate what was recently an unspoiled river system with its acidic mine waste. Bugging activists more are reports that Freeport paid millions of dollars to Indonesian government security forces, which have a record of extrajudicial killings and other abuses of the native Papua population. Indonesia assumed control of Papua in the '60s, and its tactics have been condemned by groups like the West Papua Action Network, (see www.westpapua.ca), and the West Papua Solidarity group, the latter of which picketed Adkerson's N'awlins abode two years go.
Roger Featherstone, a southern Arizona representative of Earthworks, a Washington, D.C.-based mining watchdog group, says it's not his org's style to picket a mining exec's home. But Featherstone (no relation to this avian) and other environmentalists told New Times they'll keep watch on Adkerson and his company, 'cause Freeport now owns former Phelps Dodge mines in Arizona and New Mexico.
Grasberg's "a pretty glaring example of what not to do when operating a major mine," according to Featherstone. The hope is that Freeport won't import any of its bad practices to the American Southwest.
"Certainly, there are big concerns," worried Featherstone. "Given their track record, it doesn't look good."
Freeport officials rebuffed requests for an interview. However, the company has made public gestures toward the criticisms, spending millions on environmental cleanup programs and hiring an independent audit in 2003 to examine Papua's human rights situation.
Adkerson, a pedigreed graduate of the Harvard Business School, can be seen in a short video on Freeport's Web site, www.fcx.com, crowing about the Phelps takeover. He states with a straight face, "Our company will continue to operate in an environmentally sensitive manner."
State Mine Inspector Joe Hart says Freeport will be required to pay 100 percent of the cleanup costs of any environmental damage from local mines. Hart asserts that "the days of environmental rape and pillage are over in America." Maybe so, but the moral outrage over the Indonesia mine will and should continue. Doofus denizens of these United States often puzzle over why the rest of the world hates our friggin' guts. Well, here's a perfect example. Ever heard of the ugly American?
Will the real Rusty Childress please stand up, please stand up? Check this week's letters page for a measured response from the Kia peddler to this immigration-lovin' egret's report on the Thump-day prejudice parties he holds at his PHX automall ("Bigot Bash," April 19, 2007). In the missive, Rusty trumpets "the rule of law" and "the First Amendment," as if the rich wingnut actually understood what those terms meant.
See, Rusty's true hue was revealed last week, when New Times circulation director Jack Erickson got a call from a manager over at Childress Kia, asking that Erickson fetch New Times' rack there. Apparently, Childress and his lackeys were all p.o.'d about The Bird infiltrating Childress' KKK-like confabs. So Erickson heads down to the dealership, and asks this same manager for the steel newspaper stand.
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"We destroyed it," the manager informed Erickson, who, in turn, told bully-boy the rack (once requested by the dealership) costs about $50 and is New Times property. "So sue me," the tool tweeted.
Now, this wry wren couldn't care less that the childish Childress drone got his jollies possibly running one of the dealership's Korean automobiles over a New Times newsstand. It's not like the loss is gonna put us out of bidness. But it does illustrate that Childress' love for the law and freedom of speech ain't all he squawks it to be.
Rusty's sick soirees play host to neo-Nazis and wackjob extremists such as the Hermann Goering-sized J.T. Ready and Mexican-flag-burner Laine Lawless. United for a Sovereign America, the umbrella organization that advertises the Childress events on its Web site, lists the ultra-right John Birch Society as a part of its "Steering Team. " And the site mentions as a collaborator Ranch Rescue, a radical group infamous for a 2003 incident in which migrants from El Salvador were detained and assaulted by gun-toting radicals.
Does Childress have a First Amendment right to hold his hate-filled hoedowns? Absolutely! If he wants, he can burn crosses and fly Nazi flags over his Kia dealership too. (Korean Nazis? Nutty!) Heck, don a white hood if you want, Rus. Gives this griffin scads more to write about.