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12:43 PM PT: "Full blown criminal investigation ... the document is fake."

12:44 PM PT: "Identified person of interest [in the forgery] ... not prepared to" offer more info.

12:49 PM PT: Remember the fake Bush national guard memos? Those were debunked within hours. That's how easy it is to sniff out fake documents. The fact that it's taken these guys 18 months and that they've done nothing better than an hour of gibberish in this press conference is basically prima facie evidence that they are full of shit.

12:49 PM PT:
Was unaware that cut-and-pasting WorldNetDaily articles was a "government investigation."

@daveweigel via TweetDeck

12:50 PM PT: Sheriff Orly is almost at bat. Is the guy speaking now a state legislator? Yes he is. Hahahaha. At least two elected officials are here. God save us all if Arizonans reelect these fucking clowns.

12:52 PM PT: The state legislator (I didn't catch his name) says that he has to run, can't take questions, but says to call his office if you have any questions. His phone number: 602 926 3018.

12:52 PM PT (kos): Ready for some nutpicking? Free Republic is divided. On one side, there's this:

These guys are clowns. Did they rehearse this at all? And video of them playing videos?

They could have photos of Obama nailing Jesus to the cross and NO ONE would know about it because they are so lame.

On the other hand, there's this:
THANK YOU!!!! Awesome stream!!!



12:53 PM PT: Sheriff Orly: "I am not accusing the president of the United States of any crime" but "a crime has been committed."

12:54 PM PT (kos):
Yes, Arizona, we're laughing at you.
@JC_Christian via Tweed webOS

12:55 PM PT: The state legislators name is Carl Seel. He invited people to contact his office with questions. His email is

12:55 PM PT: Oh, and yes, Carl Seel is a Republican.

12:57 PM PT: If Sheriff Arpaio-Taitz takes any questions here, I want to see him show us his original birth certificate and to prove that it isn't fake. Speaking of proof, I want proof that this stream is actually coming from Arizona. As far as I can tell, it's only on the screen of my MacBook Pro. Can they really prove to me that it's not from some undisclosed location on the internet? I mean absolute unquestionable proof.

12:58 PM PT: Oh my God. Apparently, Barack Obama's entire being is now a conspiracy theory hatched by Bill Ayers.

12:58 PM PT: Hey, here's a question: If Barack Obama was smuggled inside the country to pose as an American, why the hell did they give him such a funny name?

12:59 PM PT: I mean, if you were smuggling someone into the country, wouldn't you choose a name like Joe instead of Barack? Joe Williams, perhaps.

1:01 PM PT: Okay, let's say you were smuggling someone into Kenya. Would you name them Joe Arpaio?

1:04 PM PT: Being serious again, don't forget that "Sheriff Joe" is a hero to Republicans in Arizona and around the country. There isn't a single major elected Democrat to ever utter anything anywhere nearly as crazy as this stuff.

1:06 PM PT: Meanwhile:

Good to discuss #Georgia, #Russia & other key issues w/ Imedi TV's George Arveladze today
@SenJohnMcCain via Echofon

1:06 PM PT: Maybe the straight talk express could straight smack some sense into Arpaio-Taitz.

1:08 PM PT: "We have identified the computer manufacturer that uploaded that file" Okay, identify it. But they don't. "It was contained on a computer." Of course it was! It's a fucking file! "We would like to start with the person who pressed the upload button and work backwards."

1:08 PM PT: Sheriff Joe's research assistant, "I am a Republican."

1:11 PM PT: Now Sheriff Orly-Arpaio is getting pissy with reporters because they are asking him about the DOJ investigation into his violations of civil rights within Maricopa County.

1:14 PM PT (Kaili Joy Gray): Liveblog continues here.


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