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Arizona:
Great weather
Spring Training Baseball
Crazy

But not necessarily in that order. . .

The Daily News-Sun announces that the crazy continues.

The Sheriff Crazy Joe and Michael Zullo street theater / book tour will be two hours of rehashing old and debunked conspiracy theories and provide the opportunity for signing a petition.

"The petition will urge one or both legislative bodies to pass a resolution requiring the Democratic National Committee to provide Secretary of State Ken Bennett with documentation satisfactory to Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse, verifying Obama’s eligibility to hold the office of the presidency."

Those words from Brian Reilly, a Surprise ( the name of a city in AZ) Tea Party member. Surprise and Sun City West, (an age restricted retirement community and epicenter of blue hair) Tea Parties will be hosting this event at a local church on Saturday March 31st.

“This is bigger than Watergate,” he said. “The only difference between this and Watergate is that President Nixon stepped down because people were told what was going on by the national media. The media is not giving this any coverage whatsoever.”  

The no coverage whatsoever is a tad confusing, as he spoke those words to a reporter who then had the article appear on the internet machine and most likely the dead tree edition of the paper.

I wonder if the church that is holding this event has considered that it could be crossing a line the IRS has that could endanger their tax exempt status. . . Ah crazy. . .

http://www.yourwestvalley.com/...

Originally posted to Gilmore on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 06:21 AM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Evidence satisfactory to Joe Arpaio? (7+ / 0-)

    Grandiose much?  I don't know if Mr. Reilly believes what he says, or if he is cynically playing for position in some Tea Party power struggle in Surprise AZ.  I don't know which would be worse.

    The idea that every two-bit tin-star sheriff in America should have veto power over the Presidential ballot is so preposterous that it beggars understanding.

  •  Sheriff Joe has a history (6+ / 0-)

    of smearing, attacking, and even arresting critics.

    His cohort, Andrew Thomas, former Maricopa County AG was investigated and is facing disbarment.

    Sheriff Joe might actually believe that he could use the same tactics against President Obama and the DOJ for investigating him for racial profiling.

    More than four years after it was first filed, and more than three years since the American Civil Liberties Union lodged its amended complaint in the case, the big racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio --  Melendres v. Arpaio -- will finally go to trial this summer.

    That is, if the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Department of Justice don't come to some agreement on the same issues first.

    Sheriff Joe goes to court

    Sheriff Joe isn't going to intimidate the President or the Federal Government, as he's learning, and he's frantic to distract attention from his wrongdoings and possible criminal behavior.

    Sheriff Joe needs to go since he's cracking under pressure and showing poor judgment in his zeal against President Obama on birther conspiracies that have already been debunked.

    Sheriff Joe is not fit for office and needs to retire.

    But, knowing Arizona, Sheriff Joe will most likely win re-election.

    Sigh.

    I love Pootie Diaries

    by arizonablue on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 06:55:56 AM PDT

    •  Arizona was full of crooked ... (2+ / 0-)
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      arizonablue, PSzymeczek

      sheriffs when I lived there and it seems to have only gotten worse!  The Tea Party/NRA/Individualist camp is pretty large there, but at one time they did occasionally vote in somebody with integrity.

      Sherrif Joe is a disgrace even to the low standards of the 1950-1970 period.  Even Berry Goldwater must be spinning in his grave!  Berry was too conservative, but he was fairly honest for a politician.

    •  wow, that makes sense (1+ / 0-)
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      arizonablue

      I was wondering why Sheriff Joe was acting all Birther lately and hadn't considered that this might simply be a ploy to distract and look tough to voters. Now he can argue that The Evil One is trying to destroy him to supress the truth! The rightwingers will eat it up. Projection at it's most Machavelian extreme.

      One mistake that we often make, at our peril, is to assume that these guys are "crazy" and/or "stupid", when they are not. They're just playing a different, more vicious,  game...

  •  Recced for "epicenter of blue hair" (3+ / 0-)
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    Gilmore, luckylizard, arizonablue

    You have exactly 10 seconds to change that look of disgusting pity into one of enormous respect!

    by Cartoon Peril on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 07:07:40 AM PDT

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