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The Arpaio conspiracy

I get some of my stranger ideas mowing the grass, which I did this afternoon. During that enforced period of “no computer screen,” connections that have been stewing in the back of my mind sometimes coalesce into a picture.

It’s been speculated in the media that Sheriff Arpaio conducted his “investigation” of Barack Obama’s documents to divert attention from his own legal problems. Another report described it as “the politics of revenge.” After some thought, I wrote that Arpaio might be trying to save his own life. If the grand jury investigating Arpaio were to indict him and he were to be convicted and get jail time, Arpaio has a lot to worry about. His reputation for the mistreatment and humiliation of prisoners is going to make it dangerous for Arpaio in prison. Perhaps Arpaio hoped that his alliance with WorldNetDaily would help defeat Obama in November and bring in a more Arpaio-friendly federal administration.

That’s where the thought lay until this afternoon when I realized: Sheriff Arpaio may have already cut a deal when he met with Rick Santorum and the two of them discussed what Sheriff Arpaio intended to say at the Press Conference. Santorum reportedly gave Arpaio the “go ahead” for his press conference. Was there also a promise of muzzled federal prosecutor, or even a pardon?

No chance

I was musing about Orly Taitz facing Scott Tepper in Mississippi and a phrase from a movie came to mind. I couldn’t quite whip out what I was thinking of, but the concept was that an attorney who was a specialist in birthers would be a pretty dangerous character for Taitz to tangle with.

To try to find the reference, I did a Google query on “stand a chance against a fully.” What I found are perhaps some metaphors for the upcoming hearing:

  • [Re: the Borg.] Their ships don’t stand a chance against a fully-functional cube of any type
  • They have a meager fire crew consisting of village residents, but they wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully fledged wild fire.
  • But whether or not an alien or predator would stand a chance against a fully trained Jedi?
  • Only bosses with the mana burn property or incredible amounts of endurance even stand a chance against a fully-equipped elf Warlord.
  • that this is even a matter or discussion. better ask a question like will a fully grown mountain lion stand a chance against a fully grown wolf.
  • How can you think that a damaged enterprise d could stand a chance against a fully functional star destroyer.
  • No dog or even a pair of dogs would stand a chance against a fully grown tiger!
  • Chilly breezes don’t stand a chance against a fully seam taped design
  • He won’t stand a chance against a fully armed supercarrier!
  • Also fluff wise the necrons are the most powerful race, the tyranids would not stand a chance against a fully resurrected necron army.
  • Helicopters are deadly and a ground troop doesn’t stand a chance against a fully loaded chopper.
  • Zel knew he didn’t stand a chance against a fully loaded Krypon.
  • I don’t think Bane stands a chance against spider-man but he also realised he didn’t stand a chance against a fully functional Batman either.
  • Gold Leader in the YT-1300 light freighter Millennium Falcon, realized that the Alliance Fleet wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully-operational Death Star.
  • A fully-geared sorcerer doesn’t stand a chance against a fully-geared wizard in Epic Devil Assault
  • Would wasssssspinator really stand a chance against a fully bodied starscream?
  • She knew if it came down to it, Harry wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully transformed werewolf intent on reclaiming his mate.
  • We might as well face the fact now, that we won’t stand a chance against a fully powered Magic Emperor in our present conditions
  • There is nothing a no one in the world that can stand a chance against a fully trained ninja. They move like shadows.
  • Leopard vs Cheetah: no cheetah would stand a chance against a fully grown leopard
  • I mean, who would stand a chance against a fully armored vehicle capable of firing highly explosive ammo once every 5 seconds?
  • You wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully trained firebender.” Sariah groaned inwardly, Dad ALWAYS underestimated her abilities.
  • as Silver-Age Superman wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully-powered Galan.
  • Too bad Barca in the situation they are in because all the flash and dazzle of cronaldo & co. wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully fit Barca
  • No one on Earth would stand a chance against a fully blood lusted Sentry/Void though.
  • A lone orca would not stand a chance against a fully grown sperm whale.
  • to the truth then the thousands woken up people with guns wont stand a chance against a fully funded organised army utilising martial law.
  • The only person who could possibly stand a chance against a fully prepared and ready to roll Batman is Soshi Uidori
  • Yet they won’t stand a chance against a fully equpied Wyche squad with the right drugs in CC
  • She knew that her inexperienced and unevolved Pokemon wouldn’t stand a chance against a fully evolved and much stronger Pokemon.
  • if that banshee wasn’t bored and stroke it wouldn’t even stand a chance against a fully build stock bore stock stroke ds650.
  • Please tell me you don’t actually believe the Rockets stand a chance against a fully healthy Laker team.
  • You wouldn’t even stand a chance against a fully grown badger!
  • He’d never stand a chance against a fully armed squad; they’d pin him to the floor and riddle the machine with thermite rounds until it fell down and stayed there.
  • Normal people don’t stand a chance against a fully realized Blade.
  • A anaconda or python would not stand a chance against a fully grown male saltwater crocodile or a fully grown male Nile crocodile.
  • The police, military, etc would not stand a chance against a fully cooperative American population fighting back. We outnumber them

Gunfight at the M. S. Corral

Wyatt Earp photoThe empty chairs are circling in Mississippi for what could (in the best possible speculative world) turn out to be a definitive contest between the birthers and the O-bots.

It’s probably wildly optimistic that anything is going to happen, but let me spray some glue on the wall and then throw a few random objects and see what sticks.

The first item for the wall is a filing dated March 27, 2012, from Orly Taitz in her Mississippi ballot challenge, a notice to appear to Mike Zullo, the “chief investigator” of the Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Arizona volunteer “cold case posse.”According to Taitz, Mr. Zullo must “appear as a witnessed (sic) at the hearing” which is apparently scheduled for April 16, 2012 at  the Hinds County Court House in Jackson, Mississippi. (I regret that I have other commitments on that date.) It’s not clear whether Zullo has any intention of showing up or that the judge would let him testify at this hearing.

The second item is a motion from the Democratic Party side for admission of  California attorney Scott J. Tepper pro hac vice. I don’t keep up with who’s who under online screen names, but according Orly Taitz, writing last June, Tepper is the well-respected Fogbow poster Sterngard Friegen. The motion was filed March 30, three days after Taitz noticed Zullo. I have no opinion on whether Tepper is Friegen, but Taitz thinks so, and has responded today with a “Dtaft”(sic) motion posted on her blog [link to Taitz web site] opposing the Democrat’s request that she be examined under oath to answer allegations of barratry, champerty and maintenance and the admission of Tepper. Taitz writes:

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Alabama supreme court judge goes coo coo for cocoa puffs

imageIf I had seen this story tomorrow, April Fool’s Day, I wouldn’t have believed it. The Friends of the Fogbow (who have a certain penchant for punking the birthers) have obtained an “unpublished” (so how did they get it?) concurring opinion appearing in McInnish v. Chapman from an associate justice of the Alabama Supreme Court that agrees that there is no original jurisdiction at Alabama Supreme Court to issue a writ of mandamus to a state official, nonetheless, he says there might be something to the allegations of a fake birth certificate. Associate Justice Parker wrote:

McInnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the “short form” and the “long form” birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama that have been made public.

Of course WorldNetDaily is all over this.

In researching Associate Justice Tom Parker, I found sound academic credentials. I also found that he had addressed a Tea Party meeting, and spoke on a child welfare topic, arguing in favor of absolute parental rights until proven unfit.

Parker attempted to get his opponent removed from the ballot [text of lawsuit] in a previous judicial election, unsuccessfully. In that race, Judge Parker received a $146,000 contribution from the “Patriot PAC,” a conservative policy organization whose only political activity appears to be giving money to Parker.

Parker got a shout out at the Free Republic for his dissent from an Alabama Supreme Court decision upholding the administration of Drivers License written tests in Spanish.

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Facebook: Birthers pester LA Secretary of State

It’s the age of social media, and the Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler has responded to numerous birther demands that he remove Obama from the ballot on his Facebook page. His response drew criticism from Democrats (well that’s what Democrats do) who suggested that Schedler was using his office to “launch partisan attacks…and pander to extremists,” as Democratic Party Chairman Buddy Leach put it.

Schedler responded:

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Thanks to my customers!

I got this email from Amazon.com yesterday saying I had earned a $10.10 gift card. That seemed odd, but it turns out that you folks have been buying stuff through the “Recommended Books” widget in the right sidebar. To date a total of $329 has been spent through the link on 21 items, including 4 copies of John Woodman’s book: Is Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate a Fraud? It turns out that once you click on that link, whatever you end up buying credits “advertising fees.” For example, someone bought green tea and someone else a Vanilla Sky DVD. (Of course they don’t tell me who is buying.)

The “Recommended Books” link is there to promote reading books I think are worth reading, not to make money. Still, $10.10 will pay for the obamaconspiracy.org domain registration for a year.