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Joe Arpaio just won't let this 'birther' non-issue go

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  • Center Left
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    Denton, TX
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    Arizona is a nice place.  I've been there a time or two.  But, man their political players are all kinds of messed up.  From their abortion laws to their immigration laws, Arizona is backwards and all kinds of embarrassing to the rest of the U.S., in my humble opinion.

    And, then there's this guy, Joe Arpaio, the Arizona Sheriff.  Arpaio just won't let Barack Obama be with this whole 'birther' non-issue, continuing to rant and rave that Obama's birth certificate was faked and forged.  He even assembled a 'posse' (his term) of investigators, dedicated to the issue.

    Now, he claims to have proof.  Well, sort of.  Last month he put on a presentation showing how it could be entirely possible to forge the birth certificate using Adobe software and a bunch of layering techniques.  The audience, it seems, left less than convinced.  Most thought it was funny, and kind of sad.

    Joe, please just let this go.  It's been years, man. Barack Obama is now President of the United States Barack Obama, and has been for a WHILE... I don't even think Fox News is with you on this one anymore. 

    Anybody on this site from Arizona?? If you see Arpaio on the street, try and talk some sense into him for me, would ya?  Thanks.

    Sheriff Joe’s Birther Squad Concludes Obama’s Birth Certificate Is A ‘Forgery And Fraud’
  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    sb:


    I've lived in Arizona for a little more than six months, which has given me an opportunity to view some of the craziness up close and personal.

    At this point in time, "the toughest sheriff in America" is still planning to run for reelection. However, even the conservative publication National Review doesn't feel that he will win, and does not deserve to do so.

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/03/national_review_sheriff_jo...

    Former Senator Russell Pearce (author of SB 1070) was recalled from office last November,
    but has hinted at running for office again. At the moment, he is head of the Republican Party in Arizona, which (by itself) is a scary thought.

    Both of these nut cases evoke memories of Evan Meacham, who was probably the worst governor in Arizona's history. He actually ran for reelection after he was recalled, but was not successful.

    If you want to read more about the sheriff, the link below will make you scratch your head a little:

    http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/related/to/Joe+Arpaio/

    I don't live in Maricopa County, so I can't vote against him if he actually does run again.

    I've managed to find a few Democratic friends in the legislature, as a result of the letters that I've been writing, so may be able eventually to tip the state as a whole to a more rational place, instead of fodder for Jon Stuart on Comedy Central.
  • Democrat
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    sbfriedman Wrote: Arizona is a nice place.  I've been there a time or two.  But, man their political players are all kinds of messed up.  From their abortion laws to their immigration laws, Arizona is backwards and all kinds of embarrassing to the rest of the U.S., in my humble opinion.

    And, then there's this guy, Joe Arpaio, the Arizona Sheriff.  Arpaio just won't let Barack Obama be with this whole 'birther' non-issue, continuing to rant and rave that Obama's birth certificate was faked and forged.  He even assembled a 'posse' (his term) of investigators, dedicated to the issue.

    Now, he claims to have proof.  Well, sort of.  Last month he put on a presentation showing how it could be entirely possible to forge the birth certificate using Adobe software and a bunch of layering techniques.  The audience, it seems, left less than convinced.  Most thought it was funny, and kind of sad.

    Joe, please just let this go.  It's been years, man. Barack Obama is now President of the United States Barack Obama, and has been for a WHILE... I don't even think Fox News is with you on this one anymore. 

    Anybody on this site from Arizona?? If you see Arpaio on the street, try and talk some sense into him for me, would ya?  Thanks.

    Sheriff Joe’s Birther Squad Concludes Obama’s Birth Certificate Is A ‘Forgery And Fraud’

    The problem is that Arpanio is certifiably NUTS. And to make it all the worse, he is allowed by the great state of AZ, to carry a weapon, and "surpervise" law enforcement. I wonder what the results would be, if it were possible, to find out what the REAL cops in Phoenix thought about this wing nut. Here's hopeing he,along with most of his right wing idiot friends LOSE! Are you listening...Paul Ryan??
  • Democrat
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    I support Joe Arpanio  and you people are NUTS this so called president and his ignorant moron supporters are the ones that need to go starting with Nancy Pelosi this man is a cancer on our country and as a matter of fact they all need voted out from the statehouses to the white house We need to have a whole new group of people in office that are not money hungry so called reps of these fifty states.  we need term limits and the people need to be more in control  most of the people that are supposed to represent us DO NOT they are filling their pockets and taking care of their own agenda  and as far as joe is concerned  HELL JOE GO FOR IT !!! I am sick and tired of my so called party blaming a former president as much as they  do  the dems were in control the last two yrs of bush's term so blame away but be sure you take the blame too and just admit it Obama is just a major FAIL as president  hell we as dems made a huge mistake when he was nominated  so get over it and just do as i do and say OOPS we screwed up and hopefully he will lose this next election and with god's grace so will all of the incumbents  and we can start over  DEAL WITH IT!!!!
  • Center Left Democrat
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    jschacht:


    It's possible that you may have had ADD as a child, since you seem to have trouble focusing.

    The topic of this particular thread is Sheriff Joe, not Barack Obama. I've grown more that a little weary of all the "Obama bashing" we've all seen the last few years. Sometimes I ignore it, and other times I try to respond to it calmly and factually.

    Buried in your rant, though, there WAS a grain of truth when you said that "we need to have in control a whole new group of people in office that are not money hungry", which I agree with entirely. That is EXACTLY WHY we need to help the Democratic Party regain control at both the state and federal levels as soon as possible.

    The once honorable party of Bob Dole has been replaced by narrow-minded politicians beholden to both Big Oil and ALEC. Proof of those connections can be found in the links below:

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2012/04/i-want-to-hold-your-hand.html

    http://tohell-andback.blogspot.com/2012/04/tell-me-story.html

    You undoubtedly have your own reasons for supporting Sheriff Joe, but most of the people in Arizona have this to say to his supporters here:

    "you people are NUTS"

    Yesterday's edition of the Arizona Daily Star provided even more reasons why the sheriff is no longer fit for office:

    http://azstarnet.com/news/world/military/arpaio-made-joke-of-probe-in-tx-speech...

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    Darn it, my website addiction "dragged me back here" today, totally against my will -- BUT IT WAS WORTH IT.

    Arizona, You and Gymratt are in great form today. Almost blew 3 yrs of dental work, laughing so hard.

    Are you sure you aren't Jon Stewart & Colbert, hiding out here in Disguise?  Try NOT to spread that rumor:)

    I miss Schmidt today. You just never know where he & them pesky Democrats are lurking -- trying to forge Honolulu birth certificates & all. Next thing ya know, they'll be doing it for them "illegal aliens" out in Area 51.

  • Independent
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    gymrat22 Wrote:
    sbfriedman Wrote: Arizona is a nice place.  I've been there a time or two.  But, man their political players are all kinds of messed up.  From their abortion laws to their immigration laws, Arizona is backwards and all kinds of embarrassing to the rest of the U.S., in my humble opinion.

    And, then there's this guy, Joe Arpaio, the Arizona Sheriff.  Arpaio just won't let Barack Obama be with this whole 'birther' non-issue, continuing to rant and rave that Obama's birth certificate was faked and forged.  He even assembled a 'posse' (his term) of investigators, dedicated to the issue.

    Now, he claims to have proof.  Well, sort of.  Last month he put on a presentation showing how it could be entirely possible to forge the birth certificate using Adobe software and a bunch of layering techniques.  The audience, it seems, left less than convinced.  Most thought it was funny, and kind of sad.

    Joe, please just let this go.  It's been years, man. Barack Obama is now President of the United States Barack Obama, and has been for a WHILE... I don't even think Fox News is with you on this one anymore. 

    Anybody on this site from Arizona?? If you see Arpaio on the street, try and talk some sense into him for me, would ya?  Thanks.

    Sheriff Joe’s Birther Squad Concludes Obama’s Birth Certificate Is A ‘Forgery And Fraud’

    The problem is that Arpanio is certifiably NUTS. And to make it all the worse, he is allowed by the great state of AZ, to carry a weapon, and "surpervise" law enforcement. I wonder what the results would be, if it were possible, to find out what the REAL cops in Phoenix thought about this wing nut. Here's hopeing he,along with most of his right wing idiot friends LOSE! Are you listening...Paul Ryan??

  • Independent
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    You must be having at least some small doubts.  The detailed evidence of forgery of the birth certificate and the selective service registration was very compelling.  And, NOBODY has come forward to refute the findings.  The response has been either total silence, or attacking Sheriff Arpaio personally.  How do you explain away the evidence? And the Connecticut social security number? The sealed educational, foreign travel, passport, work history records?  The law license surrendered by Obama and his wife?  The sum total of all these issues causes me a lot of doubt.  I'd like to see it cleared up, and only Obama can do that.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    just when I thought that the "birther conspiracy" had finally gone away, one of those crazy right wing publications brought some interesting facts to my attention this morning ..

    http://personalliberty.com/2013/07/03/obama-condemns-slavery-then-celebrates-the-life-of-terrorist-nelson-mandela/

    although the article claimed that Nelson Mandela was actually a terrorist (which might be a surprise to the members of the 1993 Nobel Prize committee) the article also mentioned that Barack Obama is actually directly descended from one of the first African slaves in North America ..

    through his MOTHER'S side ...

    although I'm more than a little skeptical of anything that comes from the conservatives, I WOULD tend to believe the New York Times, which has won more Pulitzer Prizes (112) than any other newspaper in existence ..

    this is what THEY had to say about Obama's mom:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/30/us/obamas-mother-had-african-forebear-study-suggests.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    this revelation certainly adds a new meaning to the phrase, "who you calling a honky?", doesn't it ?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honky
  • Democrat
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    There is no hope for those that consider themselves, "The Birther Movement". Ever since Obama has provided the "Official", copy of his birth certificate, those that had any influence for continuing the Birther's stand-your-ground have stopped their fight in ignorance and lack of evidence. They have seen the evidence and have moved on because their is no fight against Obama in this direction. Of course those that have any influence in continuing have left those that have no influence at all. Joe Arpaio is one of those that has no power in this fight, but it gives him media coverage, which is why he proclaims that he has the truth. He must listen to Rush Limbaugh to often as the Pope of Truth advocates his lies and distrust in America. The House, Senate and the Supreme Court have been tested and they refuse to continue this Birther lie. Face it Birthers, Obama is as real an American as George Washington or Abraham Lincoln. He is our President and will remain in this office till 2016 and may God help him in these times of turmoil. I like Obama as well as half of America. If we can just get some Tea Party and Republicans out, I believe America would improve at a faster pace.

    Joe Arpaio is himself a "Forgery and a Fraud". He needs to retire and go hunt birds with Cheney.