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RobJohnson
03-27-2011, 10:44 PM
PAHRUMP, Nev. — Commissioners in central Nevada's Nye County have voted unanimously to reprimand the county assessor, after she sent emails to the sheriff questioning the citizenship of workers building a new county jail

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42289646/ns/us_news-life/

The article does not even touch on the stupid stuff this lady said.

She went so far to say that "brown people" cause Autism in children because they can't read the label of cleaning products.

She claims to be a victum of crimes in San Diego, yet no police reports can be found or have been presented...

Not only did she accuse hard working individuals of being illegal, she accused three local businesses of hiring illegals. I doubt a public safety project like a new jail can be built by employees that have not been fully checked out...she drug her staff into her comments, saying they were scared of their safety due to the brown skinned workers...

You can google the Pahrump Valley Times to read the emails she sent out using the county seal.

PoliCon
03-27-2011, 10:59 PM
WTF. Someone needs to shut this idiot up. *sigh*

Calypso Jones
03-27-2011, 11:23 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42289646/ns/us_news-life/

The article does not even touch on the stupid stuff this lady said.

She went so far to say that "brown people" cause Autism in children because they can't read the label of cleaning products.

She claims to be a victum of crimes in San Diego, yet no police reports can be found or have been presented...

Not only did she accuse hard working individuals of being illegal, she accused three local businesses of hiring illegals. I doubt a public safety project like a new jail can be built by employees that have not been fully checked out...she drug her staff into her comments, saying they were scared of their safety due to the brown skinned workers...

You can google the Pahrump Valley Times to read the emails she sent out using the county seal.

why don't you post the link to the emails. Additionally, this is msnbc. I have a sneaking suspicion that there is a political agenda at work here and i don't even know or care what the political afiliation of this woman is. IN the article linked, there is hardly a thing that she has done other than what i would expect from an elected or appointed official. If you got something worse, post it.

Calypso Jones
03-27-2011, 11:25 PM
WTF. Someone needs to shut this idiot up. *sigh*

what did she say that was idiotic. Admittedly i didn't do a search for the emails. And why can't these alleged emails be pranked?

Seems to me this is a very disjointed report.

Rockntractor
03-27-2011, 11:35 PM
I don't see where any effort was made to see if these workers were citizens, maybe she is right. All they say is she said they weren't citizens and couldn't speak English.

Calypso Jones
03-27-2011, 11:35 PM
http://pvtimes.com/news/breaking-county-commissioners-reprimand-matson/ This is about all i found and i hardly think it worthy of msnbc, even if they are one of the lesser extensions of the democrat party. So the woman questions workers on a city project. that's illegal HOW? Looks like she might be the only one doing the job that the others refuse to do. Is she republican?? or something? Seems to me this is more local office politics.

Novaheart
03-27-2011, 11:46 PM
Publix is building a new store on US19, and I'll guarantee you there are illegals on that job. I'll try to get some video so y'all can judge for yourselves.

Rockntractor
03-27-2011, 11:50 PM
New accusations of racism leveled at Pahrump tax assessor
An elected Nye County official faces accusations of racism after questioning whether construction workers building a new jail in Pahrump are legally eligible to work in the United States.

In an e-mail sent Friday to Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo and County Manager Richard L. Osborne, tax assessor Shirley Matson asked whether the county had verified the workers' citizenship.

"My staff, me, taxpayers coming to our offices, other town and county employees can plainly see that the construction workers are all Mexican/Latino, non-English speaking and I'm getting complaints," wrote Matson.

Osborne didn't respond, but DeMeo said he was "sickened" by the e-mail and fired back in e-mails Monday and in person Wednesday.

"That's what we call racial profiling," said DeMeo, adding that he has no legal reason to investigate the workers' status.

NOT MATSON'S FIRST SUCH E-MAIL

Matson, 61, moved to Pahrump from San Diego in 2007 and was elected county assessor in November. She has described herself as a conservative Republican who has attended Tea Party events.

Her Friday e-mail was tame compared to one sent on her private account in October, before her election. In that widely circulated e-mail, which resurfaced this week, she described illegal immigrants as "dirty filthy Mexican/Latino illegals."

In another e-mail in the fall, Matson railed against federal law that gives citizenship to anyone born in the United States, writing, "These young girls will spread their legs to anyone to get an anchor baby growing in their bellies so they can illegally cross the border and suck up the U.S. citizen tax base resource everywhere they go in the U.S."

In yet another e-mail she wrote that illegal immigrants "are like locust crossing our great country destroying everything in sight."

Matson stands by those statements. She said her e-mail last week was sent out of concern for the safety of her staff, though she acknowledged there have been no incidents to support that concern.

On Wednesday the sheriff said Matson's comments were "blatantly racist" and were intended to "inspire hatred and divide communities."

"You don't have to be an American citizen to work in America," DeMeo wrote Monday in response to Matson.

ELECTED OFFICIALS ANSWER TO VOTERS

DeMeo made it clear he finds Maston's comments repugnant but said her future is in the hands of voters. The assessor is less than three months into a four-year term and can only be removed from office if convicted of a crime or recalled by the electorate.

While offensive to many, her speech is protected and there is no known movement toward a recall election.

However, the Pahrump Valley Times, like the Review-Journal a Stephens Media newspaper, declared Matson "neither fit for office nor a trustworthy servant of the public good" and demanded her resignation in a front-page editorial Wednesday.

"My response to the Pahrump Valley Times' editorial board is this: I demand Tony DeMeo resign immediately," said Matson, who insists she is not a racist. "I'm not going anywhere."

Matson called the editorial and news stories a "hit piece" orchestrated by DeMeo. She said the sheriff has a vendetta against her over past skirmishes in the immigration debate.

The sheriff, she said, favors designating Pahrump a sanctuary city where local officials refuse to assist in enforcement of immigration laws.

"That would be untrue," said DeMeo, who acknowledged there is bad blood between him and Matson over an unrelated disagreement about a band playing in a public park, but said the two of them have never discussed illegal immigration.

"I'm not in favor of making Pahrump a sanctuary city," he said. "I'm in favor of supporting the Constitution. People (like Matson) want to wrap themselves in the flag but they don't think the law should apply to anyone but them."
http://www.lvrj.com/news/new-accusations-of-racism-leveled-at-pahrump-tax-assessor-118155369.html

She could choose her words more carefully.

Novaheart
03-27-2011, 11:53 PM
WTF. Someone needs to shut this idiot up. *sigh*

This is the tactic over at DU- start screaming "racist" and never get around to answering the question of whether these workers are legal or not.

I for one, am getting a bit tired of this PC game of pretending that the average person, of which I am one, is too stupid and racist to know when someone is more likely to be an illegal alien than someone else.

So you have to have a photo ID card to work in the DMV but you don't have to prove who you are to build the DMV? Fuck that.

I had to show an ID to get into the Florida Dept of Agriculture building. The fucking illegal aliens can damned well be asked for ID on the job.

Novaheart
03-27-2011, 11:57 PM
"That's what we call racial profiling," said DeMeo, adding that he has no legal reason to investigate the workers' status.


Clearly the sheriff is an idiot or has a political agenda. It is not racial profiling. Racial profiling is selective enforcement. American citizens and legal resident aliens cannot be deported for illegal immigration, because they are not illegal. There is no selective enforcement when you can only enforce against those persons who are here illegal. Asking them for ID might hurt their feelings, but it's not racial profiling.

Calypso Jones
03-28-2011, 12:00 AM
yes. often the truth can be an ugly thing. but being a public official and all, she should be more controlled.

Rockntractor
03-28-2011, 12:02 AM
Clearly the sheriff is an idiot or has a political agenda. It is not racial profiling. Racial profiling is selective enforcement. American citizens and legal resident aliens cannot be deported for illegal immigration, because they are not illegal. There is no selective enforcement when you can only enforce against those persons who are here illegal. Asking them for ID might hurt their feelings, but it's not racial profiling.

There is no doubt there is an agenda here, I'm just saying she choose language that damages our cause. I don't know what difference it would have made though, when the left media gangs up, facts be damned.

Novaheart
03-28-2011, 12:03 AM
"My staff, me, taxpayers coming to our offices, other town and county employees can plainly see that the construction workers are all Mexican/Latino, non-English speaking and I'm getting complaints," wrote Matson.


Her Friday e-mail was tame compared to one sent on her private account in October, before her election. In that widely circulated e-mail, which resurfaced this week, she described illegal immigrants as "dirty filthy Mexican/Latino illegals."

In another e-mail in the fall, Matson railed against federal law that gives citizenship to anyone born in the United States, writing, "These young girls will spread their legs to anyone to get an anchor baby growing in their bellies so they can illegally cross the border and suck up the U.S. citizen tax base resource everywhere they go in the U.S."

In yet another e-mail she wrote that illegal immigrants "are like locust crossing our great country destroying everything in sight."

Matson stands by those statements.

I can see where someone with a limited command of English might think she was insulting all Mexicans or Latinos.... but "dirty , filthy" actually referred to illegals as did all her comments.

Rockntractor
03-28-2011, 12:09 AM
I can see where someone with a limited command of English might think she was insulting all Mexicans or Latinos.... but "dirty , filthy" actually referred to illegals as did all her comments.

Had she handled it differently she may have caught the county red handed, she could have gotten proof of her allegations and pursued it without the foul language and made a difference.
Now it will be used against the teaparty.

Novaheart
03-28-2011, 12:18 AM
Had she handled it differently she may have caught the county red handed, she could have gotten proof of her allegations and pursued it without the foul language and made a difference.
Now it will be used against the teaparty.

True.

Calypso Jones
03-28-2011, 12:24 AM
or maybe not. Maybe the voters are about as sick of politics and pc as usual and this woman is.

PoliCon
03-28-2011, 12:29 AM
Had she handled it differently she may have caught the county red handed, she could have gotten proof of her allegations and pursued it without the foul language and made a difference.
Now it will be used against the teaparty.

EXACTLY.:(

Novaheart
03-28-2011, 12:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Enaa3oS4J3g

outrageous

Calypso Jones
03-28-2011, 01:05 AM
is she worse than our illegal supporting politicians? the racists in the DoJ? The corrupt politicians that are avoiding taxes while they make sure we pay ours? The ones that support abortion and want to fund it thru the federal government? Is she worse than the politicians that want to destroy our healthcare system and take our guns....and money.....and freedom?

PoliCon
03-28-2011, 01:18 AM
is she worse than our illegal supporting politicians? the racists in the DoJ? The corrupt politicians that are avoiding taxes while they make sure we pay ours? The ones that support abortion and want to fund it thru the federal government? Is she worse than the politicians that want to destroy our healthcare system and take our guns....and money.....and freedom?

YES. She's on our side and will give the left and their media ammunition to use against us.

RobJohnson
03-29-2011, 12:07 AM
why don't you post the link to the emails. Additionally, this is msnbc. I have a sneaking suspicion that there is a political agenda at work here and i don't even know or care what the political afiliation of this woman is. IN the article linked, there is hardly a thing that she has done other than what i would expect from an elected or appointed official. If you got something worse, post it.

Because the paper that published the emails is owned by Right Haven Publications...

Read the rules: http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?t=31502

RobJohnson
03-29-2011, 12:15 AM
Had she handled it differently she may have caught the county red handed, she could have gotten proof of her allegations and pursued it without the foul language and made a difference.
Now it will be used against the teaparty.

Guess what. Most of the crew is white. The ones that are not know English. She opened her big mouth and used the "county seal" and "county email" to do it...

Not only did she accuse dark skin people of being illegal, simply based on skin color (which not one of them was proven to be) she accused three small businesses of hiring illegals, that now is costing the business owners money to prove they did not....let's run more small businesses into bankruptcy!

She said very hateful things towards legal hispanics. I don't approve of her doing this on my county's dime. If she wants to hate people, she can do it as a private citizen...rather then using her public office.

What's next? Will hispanics have higher property taxes? :mad:

RobJohnson
03-29-2011, 12:20 AM
YES. She's on our side and will give the left and their media ammunition to use against us.

She's actually a libertarian that ran as an "R" and is giving them a bad name also. She has a libertarian group walking her back and forth to her office with guns (which is right next to where the jail is being built) because she fears for her life. Her armed guards stand outside her office in a county building. We all know brown skin people kill people. :rolleyes:

If she is scared of brown skinned people...won't she be scared of having her office next to a jail???

RobJohnson
03-29-2011, 12:22 AM
There is no doubt there is an agenda here, I'm just saying she choose language that damages our cause. I don't know what difference it would have made though, when the left media gangs up, facts be damned.

The sherrif has no agenda. He did not release the emails to the press...she sent out hundreds of them.

She says she stands by all of her comments, but now says she might of made a "typo." :D

RobJohnson
03-29-2011, 12:27 AM
This is the tactic over at DU- start screaming "racist" and never get around to answering the question of whether these workers are legal or not.

I for one, am getting a bit tired of this PC game of pretending that the average person, of which I am one, is too stupid and racist to know when someone is more likely to be an illegal alien than someone else.

So you have to have a photo ID card to work in the DMV but you don't have to prove who you are to build the DMV? Fuck that.

I had to show an ID to get into the Florida Dept of Agriculture building. The fucking illegal aliens can damned well be asked for ID on the job.

For the record dumb shit. There are no illegals working on the construction of this new jail, after she couldn't sucker in anyone to do her dirty work to create a scandal, she fired off hundreds of emails on the county's dime full of hate speech..

I simply don't find that acceptable.

Rockntractor
03-29-2011, 12:37 AM
There was a lot of information here that we had no access too.

RobJohnson
03-29-2011, 02:11 AM
There was a lot of information here that we had no access too.

I know.

http://pvtimes.com/news/tax-assessors-racist-rants-made-public/

http://pvtimes.com/news/tax-assessor-unapologetic-over-e-mails/

I left out some of the details to see how the discussion would go....

Our sheriff is a pretty good guy...our county is the 3rd largest in the United States.




Nye County is located in south central Nevada. Nye is the largest county in Nevada and is the third largest county in the continental United States, after San Bernardino County in California and Coconino County in Arizona. With a land area of 11,560,960 acres (46,786 km˛), Nye County is larger than the combined total area of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Delaware

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nye_County,_Nevada