[–] hojuruku 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Terry Bean - Democrat Fund Bundler mass boy rapist too FYI. Some of Alefantis Facebook friends are employed by Terry Bean gay child rapist's "Gay and lesbain victory fund." https://www.quora.com/Who-would-you-trust-alone-with-your-kids-Obama-or-Trump/answer/Luke-McKee-1 (downvoted off the page - by triggered liberals so it must be good - exposing how Austrlaian gay judges say it's a crime to point out Obama is saying he's friends with a pedophile charged with boy Rape Terry Bean and how him and his anal sex partner fellow charged boy rapist are also flying on Air Force One With Obama)

From @NiceFind https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1448166 From @redditsuckz and me https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1584364 - exposing Alefantis' connection to this democrat little boy rapist More on NAMBLA / LGBT connections to the gay lobby. The gay and lesbian victory fund (USA) is linked to LGBTI politician in Australia that works with boylover Garry Burns Jew Alex Greenwich, who has taken some of Terry Bean's interns to do political campaigning for him in Australia - payed with boyrapist cash.

Censored from Pizzagate: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1863343

Breitbart talking about podesta covering up gay child rape before he was murdered: https://voat.co/v/pizzagate/1865249

[–] cantsleepawink [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yes, I had a strong feeling that we are only one or two steps away from Brock et al with this. I have an idea where I would go to look for the connection but I haven't got enough hours in the day. :)

[–] hojuruku 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

alefantis is friends with gay and lesbian victory fund operatives who is connected to the oz pedos im after. Hence why he came on my hit list.

[–] conspiracyprincess 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I wonder what happened to the other guy? Was he released as well with no charges?

[–] hojuruku 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

yes Kyle Lason was released with no charges. This is the first time in American history civil settlement law was used to put a price on a childs arse raped as $250k plus an AIDS test.

Both the boy and the boys mother were disappeared that's why he got off. Murdered by democrat party assassins is a guess. Steve Myers who worked for the local paper was fired and leaked this.


[–] hojuruku 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

is the quora link working? the view count seems to be stuck for me?

[–] quantokitty 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Great research.

Upvoat for you.

Love these kinds of investigative posts. It takes more effort, but they give such substantial info. This more and more is feeding into the notion of this being a very well-orchestrated cabal. How he got the money is a mystery, but there it is for him to use. Wonder what he was doing in Amsterdam?

There was another part of this that needs looking into. There was a post about an ex Michigan Human Society President. Well, Ed Buck fostered dogs. I'm wondering if this is a coincidence or that this same group is interested in subverting the way the humane system is set up? David Willis did try to change the law governing shelters and put shelters under the Human Society's control.

We need to check this out at some point.

[–] ESOTERICshade 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Probably beefing up their stock of dogs for their beastiality videos.

[–] cantsleepawink [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks. Yes, the fostered dogs story rang a bell with me. I don't have the time to chase that but I seem to remember there was a story related to Brock, Alefantis et al.

[–] quantokitty 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's come up a few times. Not sure why the interest, but very suspicious of motivation.

[–] hookednosedjoooo 8 points 4 points (+12|-8) ago 

All homos are closet pedophiles. I've seen ppl like honeybee other mods defend faggotry on this sub. You know the place is controlled opposition when you see blantant fag enabling. You can't even make a thread about NAMBLA jews like Alan Ginsberg without the mods shutting it down.

I'm honestly baffled when I see people defend their precious queers on pizzagate of all places. Sodom and Gomorrah in this bitch tbh fam, gays are not welcome in a sub dedicated to exposing pedophilia.

[–] ESOTERICshade 2 points 5 points (+7|-2) ago 

  1. Taint investigation by making blanket stamements about homosexuals. (check)

  2. Taint investigation by making blanket statements about an entire ethnic group, jews. (check)

Any more taints you want to throw out?

[–] PeaceDogg 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 


[–] Narcissism 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Most Gays I've met are looking for about 10"...

[–] Verite1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Right on. Taint the whole topic why don't you!

[–] duhiki 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

Too bad a lot of pedos are also hetero.

What happens between two consenting adults is no one's business but their own.

Blanket statements are fucking stupid when they aren't supported by logic.

We're against people raping kids. Doesn't matter their orientation; it's the raping kids part that's utterly fucking wrong.

[–] hookednosedjoooo 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Do you know the statistics?

[–] CashedBowl 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

While I agree a lot of homo's are probably pedos, I don't think it's an accurate blanket generalization.

[–] turitelle 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Isn't it funny how often the biggest homophobes are the ones who are caught in the men's can trying to score a little action. Remember that republican dude who hated the gays and was caught trying to pick up an undercover cop, also a different republican guy who wanted to wear diapers. Sheesh. Give it a rest. Approximately 20 percent of the population is gay. I know several homosexual people and they are no different than anyone else and far preferable to the bigots.

[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sounds like he was experimenting with the proper dosing for creating a dead drug addict.

Great research!


[–] 10140494 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thinking he could be an adopted or "illegitimate" child of the Rothschild or Rockefeller family?

[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I doubt that, well to do families like that pay for mistake girls to get abortions, this guy is probably gay cia who likes drugs to much.

[–] cantsleepawink [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks. I just spotted your own thread on this subject just as I was finishing up. Crazy world.

[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It was qk's post which is why I pinged! I did try to poke around for more on this guy but the common name was frustrating. I'm so curious how he is able to retire so young from a bike messenger business! Can't really be a lot of profit in that!! And no pics of his modeling? I wonder what his porn name is...

[–] RweSure 4 points -3 points (+1|-4) ago 

experimenting with the proper dosing for creating a dead drug addict.

This is a crazy story, but why would you need to do that? Overdoses happen all the time. You would think, this info would be easily available in textbooks. Since street drugs are usually cut to a small percentage of pure dope, you could just increase the purity to kill someone. Or add something like fentanyl that is killing people left and right all over the country. https://www.statnews.com/2016/08/22/heroin-huntington-west-virginia-overdoses/

Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine, but some fentanyl analogues, which are designed to mimic the pharmacological effects of the original drug, may be as much as 10,000 times more potent than morphine.

In less than 5 minutes, I found this

Some sources say that depending on the mode of administration, the lethal dose for an average 170lbs opiate-naive individual is from 75 mg to 375 mg.

and this A gram of heroin in the US is about $200. And a regular dose of heroin can be as little as $10 A 50 microgram patch of fentanyl is about $20 100 micrograms of fentanyl is considered a strong dose.

Found this on a drug forum about somebody who was very experienced with drugs (not opiate naive) trying fentanyl for the first time through a nasal spray he bought on the dark web. And he took it orally which would work slower than the nasal spray.

HOLY SHIT! LUCKILY I USED 50MCGS AND NOT 100. Very Strong High. Veeeeeeeerrrrrrry Sedating.

Seems like for you can easily assemble a hot shot strong enough to kill someone for less than $100 bucks. 2 bags of dope and 4 patches of fentanyl and thats 80 bucks.

[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

you are retarded, the victim died of METH not fentanyl.

[–] hookednosedjoooo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wrong drug. It was meth, homos are notorious for meth. Some IMF banker in europe got caught giving meth to prostitutes. Bankers, intelligence agencies and drugs are literally ZOGs operating system

[–] concernedvegan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

[–] cantsleepawink [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

and furthr down that tweet, we think that's Brock on the right https://twitter.com/OpenThePrimary/status/895610501123772416

with Barney Frank, which is interesting because if you read the comments on the article in this link https://web.archive.org/web/20160410041322/http://www.espressopundit.com/2010/09/the-buck-never-stops.html

Ed Buck Buck--You're certainly 25 years older, but you are still a flaming liar--or as Sam Steiger called you--"an unshirted liar." Your whole life has been one of deception and negativism and it appears you haven't changed your stipes. And quoting Barry Goldwater isn't going to help. Quote Barney Frank instead; his liberal leanings more reflect yours than any Republican. And thanks for moving to SoCal; their loss is our gain.

[–] concernedvegan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"Barney Frank looked disgusting--nipples protruding--in his blue shirt before Congress. Very very disrespectful." -Donald Trump https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/149589104168939520

hahaha http://i.huffpost.com/gen/443352/BARNEY-FRANK-NIPPLES.jpg

[–] concernedvegan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

i thought it was an interesting picture because their ears seem to match recent pictures

[–] concernedvegan 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 


[–] hookednosedjoooo 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

The mods are alphabet agency pawns. Pizzagate is controlled opp catharsis for bad goyim. I've been saying that this was a honeypot since day 1. I get crucified and downvoated into oblivion for insightful well sourced posts. It's a political blackmail ring, of coarse its gunna be a mine feild of disinformation, I shouldn't get attacked for saying so

[–] cantsleepawink [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

where's your post, let me see what you did. Mine might be deleted too it's only been up for 5 minutes, LOL.

The trick around here, if you think your post is valuable and has been deleted unfairly, is to post again with additional information to adhere to the rules. Or make a new post wiith links to the original post as supplemental information. Once you've posted something, even if it's deleted, it's always there. You just need to point to it. So come on, where's your link?

[–] concernedvegan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Reason given: @concernedvegan: Rule 3. title must show relevance to pizzagate

Original Submission

"Sex, Politics, Meth and Death in West Hollywood"

"who the hell is Edward Buck?'", The words of a mother to her son's friend who recently found out about her sons' relationship to a CLINTON donor after SUSPICIOUS circumstances:

"The Los Angeles County Coroner has reported the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, of an accidental meth overdose at 7:22 p.m. on July 27 at the West Hollywood home of high-profile Democratic Party donor and political activist, Ed Buck. The youth’s death reportedly occurred just hours after he left his family in Texas in order to join Buck."




how is this pizzagate related? extenuating circumstances that always seem to have the same type of narrative spun around them when similar tragedies happen and everything is considered investigated and concluded. and some way some how, the name clinton always comes up: "Buck gave $2700 to Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2015 and another $250 in 2016. He was also influential in the most recent city council races (to which he gave thousands of dollars to support the incumbents), making him one of California’s most prolific and substantial political donors."

other links : https://www.queerty.com/wealthy-democratic-donor-accused-deadly-fetish-getting-young-black-men-high-20170809

[–] 2impendingdoom 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

careful pointing to the trash, that's how I got banned. But why hasn't this guy been arrested? For solicitation, at least?

[–] ThesaurasaurusKeks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

**As the effort began to catch on, pro-Mecham forces began taking Buck more seriously. They found out about Buck's 1983 arrest for "public sexual indecency." It happened in a Phoenix adult bookstore. As Buck tells it, a police officer saw him "grab the crotch" of a friend. The charge was dismissed after Buck pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and paid a fine. **

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/121083270/ Arizona Republic Phoenix, Arizona Sunday, October 18, 1987 - Page 2

Buck's mother recalls him to crusade

Margaret Buckmelter arrives at her son's house, on a hill near Squaw Peak, just as the sun is going down.

In a large sunken, living room just inside the entrance, the local television news is showing on a big screen. However, no one is in the room, which has only one piece of furniture, a couch. There are few furnishings anywhere in the house, as if whoever lives there has just moved in. But, in fact, Buckmelter's son has lived in the house for a year.

Two T-shirts are nailed on a wall just inside the door. On one is printed, "Mecham for Ex-Governor." The other has a picture of Gov. Evan Mecham with his name and "Governor, 1987-1987" printed on it : Buckmelter walks through the vacant family room, through a pair of sliding doors and onto a patio. Outside, there is a swimming pool, a small yard and, to the south, a spectacular view of Phoenix.

There is a path behind the pool leading to the top of another hill. From below, Buckmelter sees her son standing on a small wall on top of the hill A photographer stands below him, snapping pictures. "Buck, you're such a ham," she says as she climbs up to where her son stands.

"This gentleman is working for the New York Times Magazine, Mom," Ed Buck says to her.

"I'm impressed," she says, rolling her eyes. "No," he answers. "You're just jealous."

Buckmelter smiles and says, "He's always had a smart mouth."

Then the mother and the son kiss.

The Buckmelter family moved to Phoenix from Steubenville, Ohio, when Buck and his brother were boys. They were enrolled in a Catholic elementary school. Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter, as Ed Buck was then known, was once sent home for arriving at grade school on St. Patrick's Day with his hair dyed green.

"He had his own mind," Margaret Buckmelter says. "Even then."

He went to North High School in Phoenix.

"The dean of boys had a hot line to my phone at work," his mother says. "I'd answer the phone and say, 'All right, what is it this time?'"

It was Buckmelter who had to deal with her troublesome son. Buck said his father is a longtime alcoholic who has suffered some mental incapacity from the illness. By the time Buck was 16, he had told his parents that he was a homosexual and that he would leave home the first chance he got.

"It was tough on her then," Buck says about his mother. "But we've become real close friends."

He enrolled in Phoenix College and won a scholarship to study in Yugoslavia for a year. On a return visit after his year of study, he was offered a part as an extra in a television commercial. Shortly afterward, he decided that fashion modeling would be a way to get by in Europe. He worked in the business for five years, doing everything from movies to magazine covers. Then he got tired of it. He returned to Arizona in 1980, broke and without a job.

"One of the things I did when I got back was work, for a friend of mine as a bicycle courier, picking up his mail," Buck says.

Buck's friend was offered the chance to buy the Arizona franchise of a national business providing driver's license information to insurance companies.

"I told him that if he bought the business for $25,000 and let me work with it, I would buy it from him in a year for $75,000," Buck says. "At the time, I had no idea about money, about business, about anything."

The firm, called Rapid Information Services, was located in a one-bedroom apartment near 17th Avenue and Roosevelt Street Buck became obsessed with it. He had his name legally changed from Buckmelter to Buck "In part to make it easier for business contacts to remember." He taught himself about computers, about salesmanship, about marketing. Eventually, Buck moved into the company office, sleeping on a mattress in the storeroom.

Within a year and a half, he bought out his friend for $250,000. Within five years, he sold the business for what he says was "a million-dollar profit." It was 1986. Ed Buck -- one-time vagabond student, fashion model and businessman -- was suddenly rich, suddenly "retired" at age 32, suddenly looking for something to do.

"It was a tough time," he remembers. "I lost money on a restaurant. I lost money on a pay telephone business." Then, Evan Mecham got elected governor. "There's an interesting parallel between the success of my business and the success of the recall," Buck said.

"When I began the recall, I was totally ignorant of politics. When I began in business, I was totally ignorant of business. In both instances, all the experts said it couldn't be done."

Buck started alone, standing at the state Capitol with a few crudely made bumper stickers. He passed out his telephone number to anyone who wanted to help with the recall and spent his evenings at home, alternating between four phone lines.

**As the effort began to catch on, pro-Mecham forces began taking Buck more seriously. They found out about Buck's 1983 arrest for "public sexual indecency." It happened in a Phoenix adult bookstore. As Buck tells it, a police officer saw him "grab the crotch" of a friend. The charge was dismissed after Buck pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and paid a fine. **

**Ron Bellus, then Mecham's press secretary, spent one day in January telephoning reporters to ask them if they had heard about a Department of Public Safety investigation into Buck's attempt to falsify a prescription.

"It seems that Buck photocopied an old prescnption for the painkiller Percodan -- his dentist was out of town at the time -- and tried to have it filled. As result, a judge ordered Buck to be tested for drugs once a week for one year, after which the charges may be dismissed. **

Buck's family also became targets.

One Mecham supporter telephoned Buck's father at home and said, "I can understand why you made your boy change his name, him being a faggot and all."

Ironically, the attacks against Buck attracted some of the recall movement's most energetic volunteers. They also illustrate one curious similarity between Ed Buck and Evan Mecham -- as if such a thing were possible.

Each man, it seems, reacts to personal attacks by becoming even more committed to his cause.

"I have a vague memory of personal life and a social life and a sex life," Buck says. "But now it seems that everything is tied to the recall. All the rest have dried up."

Now that the recall movement has gathered more than 300,000 signatures and an election seems ensured, people "ask Buck about his own possible political aspirations.

"I don't believe that I would be happy holding elective office," he says.

"To be real honest with you, I think running for office would be fun. It's just that I don't think I would enjoy the bureaucracy once I got there.

"Besides, I think I'd be more effective as a private citizen. The recall movement has shown how people can get together and change things. I know how to do that now. It may come in handy later."

Margaret Buckmelter has been sitting quietly, listening to her son speak. I ask her what she thinks of all this. "That's easy," she says, "I'm proud of him."

[–] cantsleepawink [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Brilliant. I did not have access to those newspaper articles. Thank you for posting them here.

The firm, called Rapid Information Services, was located in a one-bedroom apartment near 17th Avenue and Roosevelt Street Buck became obsessed with it. He had his name legally changed from Buckmelter to Buck "In part to make it easier for business contacts to remember." He taught himself about computers, about salesmanship, about marketing. Eventually, Buck moved into the company office, sleeping on a mattress in the storeroom.

Within a year and a half, he bought out his friend for $250,000. Within five years, he sold the business for what he says was "a million-dollar profit." It was 1986. Ed Buck -- one-time vagabond student, fashion model and businessman -- was suddenly rich, suddenly "retired" at age 32, suddenly looking for something to do.

Rapid Information Services : I still can't find any business information on Buck, anywhere. For such a savvy businessman, why can't I find any information ?

[–] ThesaurasaurusKeks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I was able to piece together the text from this Googlebook archive of The Advocate June 7, 1988 - Page 46/47


(Ed Buck was the top Wrangler Jeans model in Japan- 1979. 'Experiment in International Living Scholarship' was a US State Dept program)

Bucking The System

On April 4, 1988, Gov. Evan Mecham of Arizona became the seventh governor in U.S. History to be impeached. He was charged with "high crimes, misdemeanors, or malfeasance in office."

Ironically, Mecham was impeached on the 20th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr; one of the governor's first deeds after taking office in January 1987 was to cancel the holiday commemorating King. That was the first in a series of blunders.

Mecham's downfall was largely the work of Ed Buck, a conservative Republican not unlike the deposed governor. Buck, 33, who was born Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter (he changed his name to Buck for the "better sound") is millionaire gay businessman who began a watchdog committee to monitor Mecham shortly after the governor took office 15 months ago.

Buck labeled Mecham "dumb and dangerous" and launched a recall campaign against the governor for obvious violations of his office.

At first Mecham shrugged off the recall movement as nothing more than "a bunch of homosexuals and dissident Democrats." Then, suddenly, Buck became an issue. First he was arrested for attempting to use an illegal prescription, and then an older arrest record surfaced; Buck had once been nailed by a vice cop in an adult bookstore.

"Yes, it's true," Buck says with a smile. "A few years ago I did grab a friend's crotch in an adult bookstore in Phoenix. I did get arrested by a vice cop and was charged with public sexual indecency." (Buck eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and paid a small fine.)

"There's something damned wrong with the system," he continues. "A vice cop devoting time [to] arresting people in adult bookstores. A Phoenix couple were recently murdered right in their own home. It took police nearly one hour to respond to the call for help from a neighbor.

"About the prescription drug charge I was arrested for misusing a prescription for a controlled painkiller, Percodan. Well, I [had] just root canal work," Buck says. "I was in pain. It was on a weekend. So I Xeroxed a copy of the prescription just in case I would need more later.

"It cost me six to seven thousand dollars for legal expenses, but I won the case, and my record has been cleared."

Buck's gay life-style and his every move as leader of the recall became news that was published daily in every local newspaper and, later, in major national news magazines. He was even interviewed on the television news program 60 Minutes. Yet Arizona, which is considered a conservative state, did not ostracize Buck. Instead, more and more people joined this handsome, intelligent individual in his recall efforts while the bumbling governor continued attempting to rule like a monarch.

Still, a backlash was inevitable. Right-wingers began calling Buck just another member of the "bathhouse brigade," and he was depicted as just another "faggot starting trouble." A bumper sticker appeared that read, "Queer Ed Buck's recall."

"The bumper stickers bothered me a bit at first," Buck admits, "but I quickly shrugged it off. Donna Carlson, a Mecham aide, was responsible for this. [Carlson was the target of an apparent death threat from another Mecham aide, which remains part of a felony offense the ex-governor will face soon.] But even she eventually quit her position, as most all of Mecham's aides did."

Buck organized the recall movement with just a handful of volunteers, but the numbers soon swelled. The recall movement obtained more than 216,000 signatures - more than needed - to force a recall election of the governor, who had been busy blasting gays, the media, and just about every minority in some way. The recall movement cost Buck a lot. His relationship with a well-known Chippendale's dancer ended because, he says, "I simply didn't have enough time in the day for a relationship. It was so unfair to him. And believe me, I was lonely and missed him."

Buck's lively and varied career began while he was attending Phoenix College some years ago and won a three-month internship in Yugoslavia under the U.S. State department's Experiment in International Living Scholarship program. While there, he made friends and contacts that led Buck into a career in modeling and television commercials.

After extending his stay in Europe to five years, he went to Japan to model for Wrangler jeans. In 1979 Buck became Japan's top male model; his jean-clad body was displayed on billboards and life- size cutouts everywhere in the country. "I was just a glorified coat hanger," says Buck, adding that he "never took modeling too seriously as a way of life - but it was a good way to make some money and tour the world."

After a year, Buck became tired of the business and returned home to Phoenix with most of his money spent and no job to look forward to. In an effort to earn some money, he took a position as a bicycle courier delivering important information to insurance companies, working for a business that turned out to be in financial trouble.

"I saw great potential in this field of providing insurance companies with driver's license information, among other things they needed to know in a hurry," says Buck. "I had no money and knew little about business, but I knew I wanted to own this particular business."

It was then that he changed his name from Buckmelter to Buck and taught himself how to use computers and how to sell. In just a year and a half, he claims, he earned enough money to buy the business out of bankruptcy and changed its name from Rapid Information Service to Gopher Courier. He even lived at his office.

Fellow employees say he ate, slept, and breathed the business. Rarely dating, he devoted all his time to building his courier service. After five years, he sold it and earned $1 million in profits.

"I was living off the interest like a good Republican," Buck says. He lives in a $280,000 home atop a hill in the fashionable Squaw Peak section of north Phoenix. He shares his home with his dog, Sly, and "an occasional guest."

"Mecham had often said a band of homosexuals [was] running the recall movement," Buck says. "I said it was very clear he has a problem with homosexuals, and I think it's time for him to see Dr. Ruth. It's his problem, not mine. I'm completely comfortable with it.

"The sad thing," he continues, "is that Ed Buck is the most well-known gay person in Arizona. Why just Ed Buck? I know several respected community leaders, prominent lawyers, and even judges. They offer an excellent image and should come out and show the public that gay men and women indeed are good citizens and contributors to society."

[–] ThesaurasaurusKeks 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/121015602/ Arizona Republic Phoenix, Arizona Sunday, June 28, 1987 - Page 10

Bucking the system: Unlikely figure leads challenge to Mecham

Ed Buck, millionaire, self-acknowledged homosexual and registered Republican, is destined to go down in history as one of Arizona's most unlikely political figures.

Buck is the founder and prime mover of an effort aimed at mounting the first recall of an Arizona governor, Republican Evan Mecham.

And Buck, who says he has amassed the support of thousands of Arizonans disenchanted with their new chief of state, honestly believes he can do it.

"For all those people who said it can't be done," Buck said, "I point to the election of Governor Evan Mecham. Everyone said that couldn't be done."

But it happened, and Buck says he is partly to blame. He and about 170,000 others voted for Bill Schulz, whose independent candidacy is blamed by some political analysts for handing the governor's job to Mecham in his fifth bid for the post.

Born Aug. 25, 1954, in Steuhenville, Ohio -- "the same place Dean Martin was born" -- Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter came late to politics. His parents were middle-class workers who moved to Phoenix when he was 6.

"My childhood was uneventful as hell," Buck said, stating that he graduated from North High School and Phoenix College.

In the middle and late 1970s, Buck began modeling for sportswear ads in Europe.

In 1980, after having appeared in some European television commercials and acted in two foreign films, Buck returned to Arizona. In 1981, he had his name legally changed from Buckmelter.

"I picked up mail for a business on a bicycle," Buck said, stating that he eventually bought the business and sold it for "big bucks."

The big bucks, stemming from the March 1986 sale of Rapid Information Services, which provides driver's license information to insurance companies, made him "barely more than $1 million."

**During his political adolescence, Buck was arrested in an incident that his opponents have seized upon as evidence that he is not fit to condemn the governor.

It was 1983, and he was on East McDowell Road an adult bookstore, when a Phoenix police officer arrested him on a charge of public sexual indecency.

"A friend of mine and I were watching a movie in a booth, and I grabbed his crotch," Buck said. "It was viewed by a police officer, and she deemed that it was public indecency."

The charge later was dismissed after Buck pleaded guilty to disturbing the peace and paid a fine.**

Buck said he decided to do something about Mecham's election after the furor began over the then-governor elect's plans to cancel the paid holiday for state workers honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So, in December, weeks before the Glendale Pontiac dealer took office, Buck appeared in front of the Capitol in faded blue jeans, a T-shirt and a fistful of crudely lettered "Recall Ev" bumper stickers.

"I was amazed at the responses I was getting," he said.

"People were smiling as they approached me. Then there was a small story in The Republic on it, and people started calling me, saying, 'Are you the Ed Buck who was passing out bumper stickers? what can we do to help?' "

But as the media focused attention on the recall, Buck began to learn about the life of a public figure.

**He was approached in a drugstore by a state Department of Public Safety investigator and asked about a prescription he was filling for the painkiller Percodan. Buck said he had photocopied an old prescription for the drug, because his dentist was out of town. The matter became widely known politically thanks in part to Mecham press secretary, Ron Bellus, who telephoned reporters to ask if they had heard of Buck's arrest. **

"I think it's underhanded and dastardly what he did," Buck said. "He got on the phone and attempted to plant the story with the press."

Bellus has said he was only asking about it out of curiosity. Buck said he believes he was singled out because of his activities.

Buck was indicted by a Maricopa County grand jury on a charge of attempting to obtain a narcotic through fraud or deceit.

A judge put the case on hold while Buck undergoes a program approved by the court that requires him to be tested for drugs every Wednesday for a year. If Buck remains clean for a year, the charges may be dismissed.

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