the bills sponsor is- RUSSELL PEARCE
Member of the Arizona Senate, from the 18th district, Assumed office 2009
Political party- Republican, Religion- Mormon

Russell Pearce (born June 23, 1947) is a American and Arizona State Senator representing Legislative District 18 (which covers most of western and central Mesa and small portions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community) in the Arizona Senate. As a Republican he previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives. Pearce is most widely known for sponsoring legislation seeking to prevent illegal immigration and argues that it represents high costs to the state and that big business and ethnic interests support its continual growth. Pearce favors a strong border security policy and is outspoken in his opposition to legalization for illegal immigrants. This has occasionally brought him in conflict with business interests, including some of his Republican peers.

Pearce has fought for restricting illegal immigration into the United States. He drafted Proposition 200, popularly known as Protect Arizona Now, to stop voting fraud and welfare fraud by illegal aliens.
In a recent story on NPR, he was quoted as saying, "I believe in the rule of law … I've always believed in the rule of law. We're a nation of laws."; and "I will not back off until we solve the problem of this illegal invasion. Invaders, that's what they are. Invaders on the American sovereignty and it can't be tolerated."

Pearce was a sponsor of Arizona SB1070, which passed into law in April 2010. The measure attracted national attention as the broadest and strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in decades within the United States.
He has also sponsored Arizona SB1097, currently being debated in the legislature, which seeks to quantify the impact of illegal immigration on the state's K-12 education system. The text of the bill states that:
School districts would be required to identify and count all students who are in the U.S. illegally.
The state's Department of Education would be required to report annually on the impact and costs to state taxpayers of the enrollment of these students.
The state Superintendent of Public Instruction would be authorized to withhold state aid from districts that do not comply with the law.

In October 2006, Russell Pearce forwarded an email from National Alliance, a white separatist group, to a group of supporters. The email titled "Who Rules America" criticized black and white intermixing and Jews in the media for promoting multiculturalism and racial equality, for depicting "any racially conscious White Person" as a bigot, and for presenting the Holocaust as fact. He quickly apologized.

In April 2008, Pearce sponsored a measure, Senate Bill 1108, that would prohibit students of Arizona universities and community colleges from forming groups based in whole or part on the race of their membership. Pearce said he didn't want students indoctrinated with seditious or anti-American teachings. The bill would ban groups that serve minority interests such as the Mexican American study program and the Black Business Students Association.

Russell Pearce lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife, LuAnne. He has five children. In 1980, LuAnne filed a petition for dissolution of marriage alleging that he: "is possessed of a violent temper, and has from time to time hit and shoved the wife, the last time being on February 3 [1980], when he grabbed the wife by the throat and threw her down." . However, LuAnne reconciled with her husband and they remain married to this day.

(and look what we have here- a pic of russell pearce chumming it up with JT READY, an avowed neo-nazi in mesa, AZ.

you now know everything you need to know about RUSSELL PEARCE, the person behind arizona's HCR2039 bill.


another teaser from the new band, album & video by.....?????????

02 from How To Destroy Angels on Vimeo.

who do you think it is?


another blast from the past- RODDY VON SELDNECK'S- TOTALLY GOTH.
we had the pleasure of a visit from roddy about 3 years ago @ antebellum.

antebellum artist~ 4EX ARTISTE included a portrait of roddy in the 420~ CANNABIS AS ART exhibition. you can see the artwork in $ex Artiste's short film


and for those 2 percent of you who don't know who FRANCINE DANCER is.. feast your eyes on this~

francine dancer performed with PUNK BUNNY @ antebellum about 3 years ago.. it was an amazing event!


antebellum hosted a party honoring RICHARD EASTMAN on his 57- BIRTHDAY.
check out this short clip courtesy- $ex Artiste~

the footage looks tame, but keep in mind, this was the very beginning of the event.. it got very wild.... even for me.


i love devendra banhart's new video of "FOOLIN." not only does it have gorgeous devendra strung up and getting whipped numerous times, but his hot black master/daddy is my longtime pal from the 80s- JOEL VIRGEL!!

i haven't see him in many years... joel, (and i) were fixtures of the club scene in LA starting with POWER TOOLS, (run by MATT DIKE, JON SIDEL & BRAD BRANSON) FLAMING COLOSSUS and RADIO, just to name a few. as i've always said, ":this world is the smallest world, in the whole wide world."


givenchy- fall- 2010




as you all know by now, arizona's governor JAN BREWER, recently signed the most third reich-like law in recent history, (sponsored by state legislator- russell pierce) with the state of arizona supposedly in 70% support???
i don't know if that number is true, but the reactions have been swift and varied, depending on the income level, ethnic background of the person asked, and geographical area in which they live.

(cuntface- jan brewer)

Brewer signed Arizona SB1070 into law, making it "a state crime for illegal immigrants to not have an alien registration document", and requiring police "to question people about their immigration status if there is reason to suspect they are illegal immigrants." It also makes it illegal for people to hire illegal immigrants for day labor or to knowingly transport them. In addition, it provides provisions to allow citizens to file lawsuits against government agencies that hinder enforcement of immigration laws. The bill passed was signed into law on April 23, 2010.

here is the fall-out as it is now occurring.

MLB Players Blast Arizona Immigration Law, Urge Repeal Or Modification
The Major League Baseball Players Association waded into the debate over Arizona's controversial immigration law Thursday, issuing a statement that urges state lawmakers to repeal or modify the legislation. In its statement, MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner says that the law "could have a negative impact on hundreds of Major League players who are citizens of countries other than the United States."

The players union also threatened to take further action if the legislation is implemented. "If the current law goes into effect, the MLBPA will consider additional steps necessary to protect the rights and interests of our members," Weiner wrote. One possible target is the 2011 MLB All-Star Game, which is scheduled to be held in Phoenix.

arizona Ethnic Studies Classes Banned, Teachers With Accents Can No Longer Teach English

Arizona's new immigration law is just about crime, its supporters say, but given that the state's new education policy equates ethnic studies programs with high treason, they may not be using the commonly accepted definition of "crime."

Under the ban, sent to Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer by the state legislature Thursday, schools will lose state funding if they offer any courses that "promote the overthrow of the U.S. government, promote resentment of a particular race or class of people, are designed primarily for students of a particular ethnic group or advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals."






While speaking at a Tama County Republican forum, GOP Primary contender Pat Bertroche made it clear that he wasn't joking when he suggested treating undocumented immigrants like pets.

"I think we should catch 'em, we should document 'em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going," said Pat Bertroche, an Urbandale physician. "I actually support microchipping them. I can microchip my dog so I can find it. Why can't I microchip an illegal?"

in this clip jan brewer states that the widow of rancher rob krentz lost 6.2 million dollars because of damage from illegal foot traffic.. if this is so.. how are they able to stay in buisness?

according to their own website they only make $500k per year!

Krentz Ranch
9795 N Tex Canyon Rd
Douglas, AZ 85607
Phone: (520) 558-2359
Krentz Ranch is a private company categorized under Livestock Producers and located in Douglas, AZ.
Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of less than $500,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1 to 4 people.

tomorrow- may 1st, there will protests in every city in the US.. here is the info for the LA rally-
Los Angeles, CA
United for Immigration Reform 2010.
Time: May 1, 10:00 am
Location: Corner of Broadway and Olympic
Organizer: Mayron Payes

to find a march in other states, LOOK HERE-
This comment was posted on another site related to this story: March 29th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Cowboy Says:
I was working on a ranch helping a friend that knows/knew Krentz. He was called at 8am yesterday and told about this. The story he was told was that on Friday, Krentz helped the border patrol load up and haul off a whole lot of captured marijuana, they captured so much that they needed to use Rob’s truck to get it out. The next day hew went to check water and was last heard from at 10:30 Saturday and not found till Saturday night. The helping an illegal thing is not what I heard. The ranchers believe he was shot by smugglers. This information is first hand by the way and not speculation I overheard the phone call.

The fence is a Joke! Yesterday morning I saw at least 20 “border crossers” the new pc term hiding from the BP. It’s like watching a clown act. All you up north that think the fence does anything, stop! There needs to be REAL penalties for crossing the border and militarized to get this to stop. Or just legalize Marijuana.
as the debate roars on, i wanted to get an opinion from someone who may have insight into the area, so i asked my longtime friend PG to weight in on the issue. PG lives in the general area where rob krentz was murdered-

Rick Castro April 29 at 2:05pm

hello PG

how are you?

i have been hearing so many opinions about the recent arizona immigration laws.. as you can imagine i am personally very upset, being mexican/american etc.. but what i'm very curious about is all these claims of violence in the area. since you are definitely a resident of the area that they claim is so affected i would like to ask you if this is true.. do illegals come thru your property and harass you guys and do you feel unsafe because of this?


rick castro

PG May 1 at 8:23am

Hi Rick!

I am certainly no expert on this issue, but I can talk about my own observations. First, there is an area, on the other side of the mountain from us, near Portal - that is experiencing a lot of home invasions, robberies and drug smuggling activities. This is where the rancher was killed. I'd like to think that it is the drug smugglers and not the folks just coming to work, but it is probably a bit of both.
The crossings have been pushed into this area by the fence and it is rocky and remote. I think I would feel pretty uncomfortable out there as the police response is very slow as well.

I feel pretty safe where I am though the neighbors are always dramatizing the issue, as if all undocumented are dangerous maniacs! They cannot see clearly about this. I do think there is a lot of racism in this issue. They talk of an "invasion".
This is little difference to them between drug smugglers and undocumented workers. All are dangerous criminals.. That is the frustration for me. There is a very dangerous element that is out there and no one sees that the majority are trying to make a living and raise a family and that they have been coming here for years, with our blessing.

I have never seen any one on our property but, occasionally, the border patrol does pick someone up around here.
So, no, I do not feel unsafe, and I do not get harassed.
When are you coming for a visit!



in honor of the passing of arizona's racist, authoritarianish new law, i present THE INTERNATIONAL CLUB

(International Club, 1972~ Schurr High school- Elaine Ung, Gigi Mui, Martha Navarro, Ebby Barsoum, ?---?, me, Sonia Estrada, Kathy Fitzpatrick, ?----?, ?----?, Paul Oh, Mrs Rios, Mardis Newman, Fernando Salas, Eric Heins, RICK CASTRO, Roberto Munoz, Betty Fenar)
the international club was an after school club created by the spanish class of mrs rios, @ schurr high school circa 1974.
i used to attend every meeting, although i never figured out exactly what we were supposed to do.. or if we ever really accomplished anything.


here's a cute photo by antebellum artist~ ALVA BERNADINE


another hot daddy- JOE MITCHELL!

I guess i've been into beards lately.


The most plausible example in the world of true schizophrenic, as opposed to merely eccentric or fantastic architecture, would have to be the Junker House in Lemgo, Germany.

Its creator, Karl Junker, (1850~1912), was a highly trained architect, whose entire career and only building was this house. The
explanation for this peculiar state of affairs was the onset of a chronic schizophrenic illness when Junker was in his mid thirties, schizophrenia which found concrete expression in the architect's personal environment. The house represents a true gesamtkunstwerk which includes, not only the architectural environment (largely the interior of the house), but also all of the furniture, murals and panel paintings, sculpture and carved reliefs. Every aspect of the artist's living space gave expression to
his internal reality. Only outside of an asylum, could such a complete life work be created. Junker was never hospitalized.

Between late 1889 and May 1893 Junker built in Lemgo, including a house on his own plans, which had by himself as a squire house was called and can be seen in part today. For his paintings and sculptures on 11 September 2004, the back of the house followed Museum Junkerhaus been opened to the.

In the years after 1893 most of the surviving works of Carl Junkers must be dated, bear the most part neither date, title or signature. About Junkers activities in almost two decades until his death, little is known.


NICK HUNT~ the hot daddy of aerial suspension~



guess who's back with a vengeance?!! listen to this sample and see if you can tell-

01 from How To Destroy Angels on Vimeo.

i'll give you a hint... he lived for a brief time @ 10050 cielo dr, benedict canyon. the former residence of sharon tate.


my longtime friend, PIERCE,
(formerly known as carmilla-caliban cock) has a very interesting life. when i first met him back in 1995, he was an artist living in BERN, SWITZ, with his BF- DRA-ZEN, in a beautifully decaying & condemned castle.. they even had their own cemetery!

pierce modeled for me wearing clear rubber in death valley, ca. two of these images are in my book- 13 years of bondage. we also traveled to palm springs together to spend the day with filmmaker kenneth anger.

he then moved to zurich and opened his own S&M dungeon, beautifully lit with red lighting.
later peirce opened a sex-club-cabaret, (dedicated to amanda lear) in a 15th century basement in downtown zurich, also hosting a sex-worker radio show, (the most fantastic music!) after i introduced him to peter christopherson, (aka SLEAZY) of COIL, he and his new BF-MASSIMO toured with the band for a few years.

the last time i saw pierce- he, dra-zen & massimo were all living together in zurich. pierce was now working at a heroin rehab clinic and would amuse us each night with horrific stories of patients trying to escape by tying bed-sheets together, (it didn't work, the guy broken his back) or this one lady addict who presented herself in the lobby announcing, " I'M CLEAN, HERE I AM!."
pierce now lives in the south of france on a rural farm, growing his own food and taking care of horses.

they had a new addition to the horsey family yesterday....


pierce writes~ A pretty little horse is born! Of course she came by a full moon! Only one day young she's already running around on the meadow with her mother. What a pretty little horse!


the washington post mistakenly used a stock photo of MALCOM X to illustrate a mundane story on BARACK OBAMA. a mistake? oh really?



as per the families request, marin funeral homes in puerto rico displayed the body of David Morales Colón, atop his favorite motorcycle. a HONDA, no less.


i convinced my friends glen meadmore & allura to accompany me to solvang on tuesday..
they seemed like they wanted to go, but once we got there were board as two bricks.... nothing i could do would cheer them up. so i just galavanted on my lonesome, taking in the sights and sounds of SOLVANG; the happiest place on earth, and the location for the classic slasher film- HOMICIDAL by william castle.
here are some pics-

(standing underneath a solvang gazebo.. so quaint)

( the world's largest clog- besides being popular with danes, solvang is also a hotbed for hippies & lesbians)

(i found a "tearoom," in solvang!)

(solvang- circa 1961, the location used for filming- HOMICIDAL. we had lunch @ this same spot!)

after we left solvang we traveled a few miles to
LOS OLIVOS and my travel partners perked up.. we all really enjoyed the BROTHERS RESTAURANT @ MATTEI'S TAVERN

(penny & i in front of the original guest house of mattei's tavern- los olivos)

(the original water tower of mattei's tavern established- 1886)

( the wisteria of mattei's tavern)



my friend from high school, BECKY MURILLO, just contacted me on facebook after 35 years!!!!
she is doing well living in las vegas with her family.

here are the pics!, (circa 1973) brace yourselves-

(my best friend & first fag-hag~ betty fenar & me. look i'm wearing saddle shoes!)

(roberto munoz, sergio munoz, rick castro, betty fenar & eric heins)

(roberto munoz, eric heins & betty fenar)

(becky murillo was known for her long hair)

(roberto munoz with becky murillo's hair)



raw power a doco about the making of the 3rd album from IGGY & THE STOOGES had a sneak preview tonight @ the american cinematheque, (located directly behind antebellum). band member james williamson was in attendance to talk about his life with the stooges and sign the re-release of RAW POWER.
sorry, no pics, but here's some live footage of a performance of THE PASSENGER, circa 1977.

Written and Directed by MORGAN NEVILLE
(45min) With "Raw Power," Iggy & The Stooges reinvented themselves and set out to conquer the world, but the world had other plans. Released in the mellow haze of 1973, the album crashed and burned and brought the band down with it. But “Raw Power” survived as a sacred talisman of proto-punk fury, spurring young rockers to take up the fight. 37 years later, and on the heels of The Stooges' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this documentary tells the unlikely story of the fall and rise of The Stooges and "Raw Power." Featuring NEW interviews with Iggy Pop, James Williamson, Scott Asheton, Mike Watt, Johnny Marr, Chrissie Hynde and Henry Rollins; plus unseen live footage from 1973 and footage of James Williamson's first reunion gig with Iggy and the Stooges - after 35 years! - shot at Festival Planeta Terra, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2009.



antebellum hosted TEA WITH THE ARTISTES on saturday~ april 24th~5pm.

our guests for tea were~

we served a golden assam brought back from wales from my dear neighbor ANN, asian pear slices with dried mint, home made oreo cookies from THE MERCANTILE, and a slice of key lime pie from $EX ARTISTE.

(classic assam tea with home-made oreo & pirate napkin)

(somebody was spiking their tea! a definite tea faux pas)

(live interview with $ex Artiste)


420~ CANNABIS AS ART opening night footage by bryan barnes