Feathered Bastard

William Gheen, Nativist Hatemonger, Kicks Me Off His Facebook Friends List: Boo-Hoo-Hoo

I'll say one thing about nativist nudniks like William Gheen of ALIPAC, they can sure dish it out when it comes to bashing Mexicans on their little blogs, but boy do they scurry like schoolyard cowards when you call them out.

I'm on Facebook, and I believe I became his "friend" a while back, probably just as a way to keep an eye on the North Carolina anti-immigration lobbyist, who makes his money bagging on Hispanics every chance he gets. The more extreme his rhetoric, the more moolah he raises. That's the way it works.

Anyway, yesterday, I checked my Facebook, and there was the following update from Gheen:

"William Gheen feels very honored and blessed to have so many friends and supporters here on Facebook. This facebook page has moved up from 102 friends to 1,149 friends in about three weeks! Each day new friends are coming in thanks to your efforts to spread the ...word about this account and our group titled ALIPAC Americans for Legal Immigration which has ballooned up to over 700 people quickly."

This self-serving bit of bupkis from the mutton-chopped Gheen quickly garnered a couple of attaboys from his pals, so I decided to add my two cents: "Yeah, William. Nice how you make a living demonizing immigrants. Can't get more American than that, eh?"

Well, gol-lee-Pete, but Billy-boy didn't cotton to an alternative viewpoint. In fact, the nativist wuss wimped out faster than a Somali pirate faced with a gun-ship flying the colors that don't run!

"Stephen Lemons and crew spend their days stalking patriots," cried Big Baby Gheen, "and thus im kicking him off my friends list now."

Sniff. You sure know how to hurt a fella, Bill.

This redneck loser's no patriot. Patriots are those who uphold our country's tradition of welcoming immigrants to this land, not those who excoriate them based on ethnicity, skin color, religion or nation of origin.  

Get this, windy William called now U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor a "racist" and a "Hispanic supremacist." Ha! This, from the same chowderhead who, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, once made this statement: "Call me old fashioned, but people should be able to shop at Wal-Mart without worrying about catching [t]uberculosis." In addition, the Anti-Defamation League quotes Gheen as stating, "...Americans are the Jews and the illegal aliens and their supporters are the Nazis."

But no one dare criticize hatemonger Gheen, or he'll take his baseball and run whining all the way home to momma with his britches round his legs. It's a lot easier pickin' on brown folk when no one fights back, ain't it, Willy?.

Anyway, just for fun, here's the string below with Gheen's Facebook comment. I like it when he calls me "an illegal alien supporting troll." That's akin to what Southern white-pride types called "n-----lovers" back in the day. So I'll wear Gheen's label with pride. Also, note the racial slur at the bottom of this thing. Kinda makes the point for me, don't it?

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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