The Southern Poverty Law Center has updated its register of hate groups, and also provided maps of the locations for said hate groups.This year, Arizona clocked in with 20 such groups; not much has changed since 19 were identified back in 2009.
To read all the fake outrage spewed by schoolmarmish lefties over state Representative John Kavanagh's skewering of Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a recent roast of the aged autocrat, you'd think Kavanagh had shot a Mexican man in Reno just to watch him die. Don't get me wrong, I take a back seat to no ... More >>
For being so buddy-buddy with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Republican Representative John Kavanagh actually has some pretty good jokes about the old man.Kavanagh dropped some funny lines during a roast of Arpaio, and despite Kavanagh still championing SB 1070 to this day, he mostly poked fun at Arpaio's raci ... More >>
Note: Please see update on the charges against Simcox. He once handed Sheriff Joe Arpaio an award, lauding his work as an anti-illegal immigrant lawman. Now he sits in Arpaio's gray bar hotel, accused of child molestation. I'm talking about former minuteman leader, and one-time U.S. Senate hopefu ... More >>
If you're looking for the face of "The Year in Hate and Extremism," it's the face of neo-Nazi J.T. Ready, at least, according to the cover of the Southern Poverty Law Center's latest report.Ready's spot on the front is well deserved, after he murdered a man, two women, and a child before killing him ... More >>
The nativist movement is in its "death throes," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.The organization's new report has documented three such groups in Arizona, which is a low number, considering 21 were documented in 2009.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio thinks it's an honor to be called KKK, remember? So why is anyone surprised that in 2011 he accepted the Sons of Confederate Veterans' J. Edgar Hoover Law and Order Award, apparently for all that hard work he did in ignoring hundreds of sex crimes cases around the county. See a ... More >>
See also: Jan Brewer Asked to Ditch Family Research Council Event Over Its Anti-Gay ObsessionThe Southern Poverty Law Center asked Governor Jan Brewer and others to skip out on an event hosted by the Family Research Council because of the group's persistent "demonization" of lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center has asked Governor Jan Brewer and others to skip out on an event hosted by the Family Research Council because of the group's persistent "demonization" of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.Brewer's office says that's not happening.
It's been about a year and a half since Tempe pastor Steven Anderson told New Times he believed "the government should put [homosexuals] to death," but now he's got a new cause -- driving to Border Patrol checkpoints and letting the agents know they're pretty much Nazis.
You'd think a practicing lawyer, former president of the Arizona Board of Regents, and erstwhile GOP gubernatorial candidate would possess a lick of sense. But Tucson attorney John Munger is proof positive that possession of a swell resume is no guarantee of intelligence.Munger is the fella who rece ... More >>
Right-wing attempts to legitimize nativist border wacko Glenn Spencer persist in the strangest fashion.Today, the conservative website Right Side News reported on a letter from former GOP gubernatorial candidate John Munger to Luis Heredia, Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party, de ... More >>
The Southern Poverty Law Center rolled out with its new round of "hate group" labels, adding the Arizona chapter of the charity/religious advocacy group United Families International to the list for being "anti-gay."Republican state Representative Andy Biggs is the former policy adviser to the gr ... More >>
www.faithfulwordbaptist.comManiacal man of God, Steven Anderson.A Tempe church has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and after speaking with the church's pastor this morning, we have a pretty good idea why.Pastor Steven Anderson, the leader of the Faithful Word Baptist ... More >>
The Vinlanders Social Club, out of business in AZ because of the Career Criminal SquadAccording to records on file with the Maricopa County Superior Court, the investigators of the Phoenix Police Department's elite Career Criminal Squad, with the assistance of the local Anti-Defamation League,& ... More >>
walkingthelinefilm.comGlenn Spencer, host of the nativist Tea Party rally happening Sunday, August 15Although the United We Stand for Americans Web site announcing its Tea Party rally on the U.S.-Mexico Border this Sunday August 15 includes the address of the event and maps leading there, it careful ... More >>
William Johnson, Chairman of A3P, the group claiming to have donated to Brewer's 1070 defense fundBack in May, I warned that a new racist, white nationalist organization out of California known as the American Third Position, or A3P, was attempting to gain a political toehold in Arizona with a quixo ... More >>
SPLCCan you spot the Sand Landers in this cover art?Arizona has made the cover of the Summer 2010 issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report magazine, but for all the wrong reasons, as you might expect.The issue is devoted to the resurgent "patriot" movement, a conspiratorial gra ... More >>
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Kris Kobach, defensive and dodgy in this Fox 10 interviewFox 10 News has posted a 13 minute interview that reporter Steve Krafft recently did with nativist law prof Kris Kobach, the guy who'll be "training" all 881 of Sheriff Joe's gendarmes on immigration law. It's an interesting watch, if only to ... More >>
Far-right lawyer Kris Kobach: One sign Arpaio's given up on success in MelendresAs disturbing as the prospect is of a nativist extremist lawyer like Kris Kobach training all 881 of Sheriff Joe's beigeshirts in immigration law, I have to wonder if it's a sign that Arpaio's throwing in the towel ... More >>
Will Phoenix ignore the Nazi goon squad November 7?Let's not mince labels, here: The neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement members who'll be rallying at the state Capitol this coming Saturday afternoon are lowlife degenerates. And I don't just mean that their anti-Semitism, outright racism and adorat ... More >>
from Simcox for SenateDespite his good looks, the "Little Prince" has not always had luck with women...In doing research on Chris Simcox -- the minuteman posterboy currently waging a quixotic campaign for the 2010 GOP U.S. Senate primary nod against the ancient, lizard-skinned Senator John McCain -- ... More >>
www.PhotosByJoseMunoz.com Wednesday's Elements of Hate panel discussionMayor Phil Gordon is to be congratulated for the Elements of Hate panel discussion his office organized, which took place Wednesday at the newly-renovated AE England Building at Civic Space Park in Downtown Phoenix. The ... More >>
Arpaio's neo-Nazi problem was documented at length in this recent New Times cover storyIn a response to the tragedy today at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum where 88-year-old white supremacist James von Brunn allegedly opened fire killing a security guard before being severely wounded himself, Ph ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor, a racist? Riiiiiight.... You know it's taken a turn for the surreal when an obnoxious lout like William Gheen is calling you a racist. Gheen is a nasty piece of work, the founder of the extremist nativist Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which is headquartered in Rale ... More >>
Caucasian hip-hoppers are celebraters, not haters
MCSO paramilitary-style raid on Mesa's public library that George Gascon cited to the Judiciary Committee.After the second panel of witnesses was seated and introduced, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren cited the Southern Poverty Law Center letter about witness Kris Kobach mentioned in my firs ... More >>
Things are just getting under way here in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building for the House Judiciary Committe's 287(g) hearings. There's a packed house, with plenty of representation from Arizona, including Mesa Police Chief George Gascon, civil rights activist Salvador Reza, and la ... More >>
Butch-lesbian nativist Laine Lawless loves incinerating Mexico's flag. Is she a dangerous wacko or a proud patriot?
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Caucasian hip-hoppers are celebraters, not haters
Letters from the week of July 3, 2003
Phoenix Zoo director refutes allegations of animal abuse