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Sheriff Joe press conference live at 3 PM EST today

Obama Conspiracy Theories will be joining a number of other web sites carrying the live feed of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s press conference this afternoon, where he says that he will present the results of his investigation into Barack Obama.

Arpaio has been rather coy about the results of his “cold case posse’s” findings, supposedly sharing only them with presidential candidate Rick Santorum. I think it likely that while Arpaio is unlikely to have actually found out anything that is not already well-known, his presentation today will likely will reflect the innuendo-ridden petition presented to him by local Tea Party members under the guidance of anti-Obama smear author Jerome Corsi. As they say, “garbage in, garbage out.1

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1”Garbage in, garbage out” is the likely title of my article following the press conference, if it turns out the way I think it will.

176 Responses to Sheriff Joe press conference live at 3 PM EST today

  1. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 9:53 am #

    Hard not to believe WND doesn’t know some garbage will be coming out since they’re streaming the dumping AND emailing the Posse’s report to readers today.

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    JPotter March 1, 2012 at 10:04 am #

    sactosintolerant: Hard not to believe WND doesn’t know some garbage will be coming out since they’re streaming the dumping AND emailing the Posse’s report to readers today.

    … to highly gullible readers. WND is using it to collect addresses. They get all their return up front, positioning to get paid for nothing, as usual.

    WND has a history of televising fail. Remember the epic 4(?)-part press conference from last summer?

    Surely they know exactly what will be said, probably scripted. And they surely believe it will serve their interests.

    If it is actually live, extemporaneous in anyway, the hilarity potential skyrockets.

    Better yet, if their claim of media response (always BS in the past…) is true for once, and a Q/A session breaks out,* this could be a new instant classic, the new birf of the year!

    * I predict no/extremely limited (respectable) media response. There will be Q/A, but once again uninteresting because, well, who cares. I do hold out some hope that the local media will show in force, and some of Arpaio’s loudest local critics will show up loaded. But would they be “allowed” to speak?

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    John March 1, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    I hope Sheriff Joe’s report is what birthers are hoping for. It could be a washout. Still, I think Sheriff Joe could report that Obama is not an NBC. As I said, I do suspect that Mario’s 199 page brief may very well be based on the Cold Case Posse analysis of NBC and if Obama is one. Mario merely modified it to use for the Kerchner Lawsuit. We will have to see.

  4. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I think that it is much more likely that the Kerchner tome is derived from the previous writings of Mario Apuzzo, for example the “milk” example appeared on his web site February 8.

    http://puzo1.blogspot.com/2012/02/all-that-is-wrong-with-georgia-state.html?showComment=1328755494617#c7732771788941672708

    John: I do suspect that Mario’s 199 page brief may very well be based on the Cold Case Posse analysis of NBC and if Obama is one. Mario merely modified it to use for the Kerchner Lawsuit. We will have to see.

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    Foggy March 1, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    A wild guess popped into my punkin’ headbone early on this glorious March morn:

    I’ve been saying either he claims the president is ineligible (which would generate a lot of MSM coverage for the birther issue again) or he says it needs more investigation and a look at the original vault copy yadda yadda …

    Now I think the trick is to pass the buck. He’ll announce that they looked at this and they looked at that, and they can’t rule that he’s eligible because there are too many questions and the “evidence” isn’t conclusory one way or the other, and he’ll refer it for further investigation to the Arizona attorney general and/or the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Arizona.

    That way he doesn’t alienate the entire birther movement by refusing to take any action at all, but he doesn’t have to issue a warrant or try to arrest the president. He took it as far as he possibly could, poor bunny, and now it’s time for the higher authorities to step up and complete the investigation.

    You read it here first, unless it doesn’t come to fruition, in which case it was just a guess. :mrgreen:

  6. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    John:
    Still, I thinkSheriff Joe could report that Obama is not an NBC.

    Which means as much as some anonymous Internet user reporting it… still, I doubt
    he goes into the realm of Constitutional and case law interpretation. I’d hope he has at least limited the posse to: Hawaiian birth… yes or no?

  7. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    John: I hope Sheriff Joe’s report is what birthers are hoping for

    Wouldn’t the patriotic thing be to hope that everything the birthers believe is false and hope that Sheriff Joe confirms that? Those who don’t like Obama would still be free to vote for his opponent, but wouldn’t the country be better off if they made the choice based on real issues?

  8. avatar
    donna March 1, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    “A November 1st article stated that Corsi ‘spent 18 hours over a two-day period in Arizona briefing the Cold Case Posse on a wide-range of evidence regarding Obama’s eligibility’.”

    the DEBUNKED corsi gave them a “briefing”?

    lol

  9. avatar
    Bob March 1, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    This will be as exciting as when WND flew the banner over a closed dome stadium.

    I suspect Arpaio is promoting WND in exchange for their support during the US Justice Depart investigations.

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    justlw March 1, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    So are there any cries from Birferstan yet of “Oh my God, they killed Andy!”?

  11. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Never mind, found the right thread.

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    Foggy March 1, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    On Corsi’s Facebook page and on Birther Report (ORYR), there’s a clear consensus emerging that Breitbart was brutally murdered as a warning to Sheriff Joe. Also because he said at CPAC that he had video of the president in college, which everyone knows must be proof of his Marxist Muslim terrorist tendencies. The CIA can shoot a poison dart into you that mimics a heart attack and dissolves to become untraceable.

    :shock:

  13. avatar
    Gary Miller March 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    One thing is certain: Sheriff Joe will not say anything that could bring the birther gravy train to an end.

  14. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    The “pass the buck” strategy might well be his best “weasel” option….

    It sort of takes Trump’s “you won’t believe what they’re finding” pandering lie to a whole new level – maintaining the false suspicioun *AND* being able to cut bait and dump it on someone else…

    Foggy: A wild guess popped into my punkin’ headbone early on this glorious March morn:

    I’ve been saying either he claims the president is ineligible (which would generate a lot of MSM coverage for the birther issue again) or he says it needs more investigation and a look at the original vault copy yadda yadda …</P

    >Now I think the trick is to pass the buck. He’ll announce that they looked at this and they looked at that, and they can’t rule that he’s eligible because there are too many questions and the “evidence” isn’t conclusory one way or the other, and he’ll refer it for further investigation to the Arizona attorney general and/or the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Arizona.

    That way he doesn’t alienate the entire birther movement by refusing to take any action at all, but he doesn’t have to issue a warrant or try to arrest the president. He took it as far as he possibly could, poor bunny, and now it’s time for the higher authorities to step up and complete the investigation. You read it here first, unless it doesn’t come to fruition, in which case it was just a guess.

  15. avatar
    Rickey March 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm #

    I couldn’t find a mention of the press conference in today’s Arizona Republic, at least not in the online version. The Phoenix New Times is covering it, though.

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/03/joe_arpaio_set_to_deliver_birt.php

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    G March 1, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Yes, I agree that would be the real patriotic hope. However, the modern GOP is sadly all about casting spurious doubts. I highly doubt a noble and honest outcome. They need to find some way to perpetuate a smear, while yet trying to weasel out from their own personal responsibility for propagating the smear at the same time…

    Scientist: Wouldn’t the patriotic thing be to hope that everything the birthers believe is false and hope that Sheriff Joe confirms that? Those who don’t like Obama would still be free to vote for his opponent, but wouldn’t the country be better off if they made the choice based on real issues?

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    G March 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    MSNBC made several mentions of it last night (the Ed Show) and in the past hour today. In both cases, they have mentioned it along with discussing the Eppley challenge filed in AK and pointed both Arpio’s “investigation” and that situation as blatant indicators of the latent racism underlying the ODS that is out there.

    Rickey: I couldn’t find a mention of the press conference in today’s Arizona Republic, at least not in the online version. The Phoenix New Times is covering it, though.http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/03/joe_arpaio_set_to_deliver_birt.php

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    Patrick McKinnion March 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    justlw:
    So are there any cries from Birferstan yet of “Oh my God, they killed Andy!”?

    As a matter of fact, yes. Over at “Obama Ballot Challenge”

    http://obamaballotchallenge.com/breitbart-dies

    “Dead at 43 of “natural causes? Is this a warning to Sheriff Joe and others who speak out?”

  19. avatar
    JPotter March 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Rickey: I couldn’t find a mention of the press conference in today’s Arizona Republic, at least not in the online version. The Phoenix New Times is covering it, though.

    The right isn’t covering it? Another stunner ;)

    Thanks for the link to today’s New Times story. Lead to this fine gem….

    Animal Use and Abuse
    Joe Arpaio: Craigslist Used To Find A Dog To “Fornicate” With Woman While Husband And Friend Watched
    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/02/joe_arpaio_craigslist_used_to.php

    Always enjoy their Arpaio countdown too. Continuously giving lie to yet another frightwing meme …. whose DoJ launched an investigation of Arpaio? Heh.

  20. avatar
    jayHG March 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    justlw: Never mind, found the right thread.

    Where? free republic??? When I saw that, I knew that the cries of birthers across the land that President Obama, the murderer, killed their Andy because of that video he (Andy) said he was about to release.

  21. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Alex Wagner just did a searing set-up of Arpaio’s news conference, connecting him as part of the same spectrum as Epperly. She spoke of birthers as being motivated by fear, ignorance, racism or some combination of the three, and asked if the rest of the country can figure it out, why can’t they?

  22. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    What? No one thinks he’s going to say the President was born in Hawaii, and is eligible, end of story, go away birthers?

    Foggy: You read it here first, unless it doesn’t come to fruition, in which case it was just a guess.

  23. avatar
    Thomas Brown March 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    Foggy:
    On Corsi’s Facebook page and on Birther Report (ORYR), there’s a clear consensus emerging that Breitbart was brutally murdered as a warning to Sheriff Joe. Also because he said at CPAC that he had video of the president in college, which everyone knows must be proof of his Marxist Muslim terrorist tendencies. The CIA can shoot a poison dart into you that mimics a heart attack and dissolves to become untraceable.

    I was going to say they’d have to claim the ME is in on the “plot,” or will release a fake report of death by natural causes because they “got to him.”

    BUT… I wasn’t prepared for how clever the Birfers are: they are getting very good at pre-explaining why no evidence for their claims will be found in the future.

    Of course: a “natural causes” CIA dart. Diabolical!

  24. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    I think the full expression for Corsi and friends is:

    Garbage in, Garbage Out, but do not despair, Gold in, Garbage out, too.

  25. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    Eek! Eewwww….

    JPotter: The right isn’t covering it? Another stunner Thanks for the link to today’s New Times story. Lead to this fine gem….Animal Use and AbuseJoe Arpaio: Craigslist Used To Find A Dog To “Fornicate” With Woman While Husband And Friend Watchedhttp://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/02/joe_arpaio_craigslist_used_to.phpAlways enjoy their Arpaio countdown too. Continuously giving lie to yet another frightwing meme …. whose DoJ launched an investigation of Arpaio? Heh.

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    G March 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Yes, she was the MSNBC host and that was the broadcast I just saw a few hrs ago on this… thanks for providing a better description.

    Paper: Alex Wagner just did a searing set-up of Arpaio’s news conference, connecting him as part of the same spectrum as Epperly. She spoke of birthers as being motivated by fear, ignorance, racism or some combination of the three, and asked if the rest of the country can figure it out, why can’t they?

  27. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Foggy: The CIA can shoot a poison dart into you that mimics a heart attack and dissolves to become untraceable.

    Who killed Georgi Markov? Secrets of the Dead. Dead from ricin:

    Umbrella Assassin | PBS – http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/previous_seasons/case_umbrella/index.html

    “In early 1978, Markov began receiving telephone death threats. In the last call, in August 1978, a man told Markov that he would die…killed by a poison the West could not detect or treat.

    Markov was at a parking lot…in London, where he always caught a bus across the bridge to go to work at BBC Headquarters. At the bus stop, he felt a sharp stinging sensation in the back of his right thigh. When he turned around, he saw a man bending over to pick up a dropped umbrella. The man, who was facing away from Markov, said “I’m sorry” in a foreign accent, then hailed a cab and left.

    Markov was in pain, but went to work and told his colleagues what had happened. He noticed a pimple-like swelling on his thigh, and some blood on his jeans. That evening, he developed a high fever; by the next day, he was having trouble speaking. He was admitted to the hospital, where doctors initially began treating him for septicemia, or blood poisoning. Over the next several days, his body began to fail: his blood pressure collapsed, he began vomiting blood, his kidneys began to die. On the morning of September 11, 1978, the conduction system of his heart — the ‘pacemaker’ that regulates the beating of the heart’s atria and ventricles — failed. His heart stopped. Georgi Markov was dead.”

  28. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm #

    Looks like it’s time to cue the popcorn.

  29. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    5 more minutes. I’m so excited :D

    I hope this doesn’t take too long. I need to leave at 3:40.

  30. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    The live stream is active. Just put the popcorn in the microwave.

  31. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 2:58 pm #

    JPotter: Joe Arpaio: Craigslist Used To Find A Dog To “Fornicate” With Woman While Husband And Friend Watched

    At least they did not elect the dog as mayor. “Rabbit Hash is…in Boone County, Kentucky, United States, noted primarily for its…string of canine mayors.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_Hash

  32. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Ugh, it’s horribly jumpy.

  33. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm #

    Well they’ve already said in the intro that they feel the BC and the Selective Service Registration Card are extremely suspect.

  34. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    Another EPIC FAIL for Article II super pac video productions.

  35. avatar
    Arthur March 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm #

    Can’t make out anything. Back to work.

  36. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    The steaming (pile) isn’t streaming, but it SOUNDS like Joe’s posse went full birther.

  37. avatar
    John Woodman March 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Another EPIC FAIL for Article II super pac video productions.

    Man, you got that right. I can hardly und.. ingl.. wor.

  38. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    You want better streaming? DONATE NOW!

  39. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I t it’s c ar the that h pre de t is e her def itel a us rper or m be not.

  40. avatar
    Rickey March 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    I’m finding it to be unwatchable. The audio is continually breaking up for me.

  41. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    If a posse falls on the internet and no one hears it, did it really fall?

  42. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Well, I am disappointed at the poor quality of the feed, but am glad that it’s not just me.

  43. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    I believe I just heard LAYERS!!!

  44. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    This feed is better: http://www.abc15.com/generic/news/live-video

    But the videos sound as though they are underwater.

  45. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Oh good, at least I can read a title card.

    “What should president Obama’s birth certificate look like after being scanned into a computer?”

    So they’re at least smart enough to concede that this is a scan, not the BC.

    And if they prove it’s not a perfect scan, this would in turn prove that…?

  46. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Witness for the prosecution: GlaDOS.

  47. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    A Sheriff is a law enforcement official. If he has probable cause that crimes were committed, he’s supposed to make an arrest (the press conference is supposed to come AFTER the arrest, so as to avoid tipping off the suspect). If there is no evidence of a crime, he’s supposed to STFU.

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    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Thanks a bunch for the better feed RuhRoh.

  49. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    justlw: Oh good, at least I can read a title card.“What should president Obama’s birth certificate look like after being scanned into a computer?”So they’re at least smart enough to concede that this is a scan, not the BC.And if they prove it’s not a perfect scan, this would in turn prove that…?

    Exactly. It’s all one massive distraction to smear the POTUS.

  50. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Thanks, Joe. we were upset that birtherism was about to give up the ghost. You have breathed new life into it so the RWNJs and racists can be brought out into the open before November.

  51. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    Opitical!!!

  52. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    It appears that Sheriff Joe has gone “full birther”. I wouldn’t be surprised if he will be writing a weekly column for WorldNetDaily soon.

  53. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    I could basically predict the contents of the PC when I heard Corsi and Zebest were going to speak. *duh*

  54. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    “Your Friend the Optical Character Recognition Software” — they need the ’50s stock music behind it.

    “THIS document started out as a piece of paper!”

  55. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Funny… I optimized a scanned PDF on the same exact kind of security paper and DID get the same results as Obama’s BC. And of course, we know it wasn’t OCR’d. I wonder if they did the “Corsi” optimization test… WITH OCR.

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    misha March 1, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    Scientist: If he has probable cause that crimes were committed, he’s supposed to make an arrest (the press conference is supposed to come AFTER the arrest, so as to avoid tipping off the suspect). If there is no evidence of a crime, he’s supposed to STFU.

    Trial by headlines is much better. It always results in a guilty verdict.

    Guitly until proven innocent. That’s the Conservative Way™.

  57. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Did you happen to catch the beginning? Can you summarize the intro if you did? Thanks for this link, it works better, but it’s in the weeds about scans and layers right now.

    RuhRoh:
    This feed is better: http://www.abc15.com/generic/news/live-video

    But the videos sound as though they are underwater.

  58. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    What would have been interesting is if they had invited someone such as Doc C to “vet” their presentation first. Because they’re just in full on loon mode right now.

  59. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    The writer of the optimization algorithm in the PDF software used to scan Obama’s BC is in big trouble!!!

  60. avatar
    Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Oh well, my prediction was crap.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  61. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Already getting bored. I was expecting more stuff on SSN or suchlike. Seems Corsi simply wanted his BC theories resurrected.

    Also, it’s funny that allegedly the investigation tried mainly to “refute” anti-Birther arguments (including red herrings like “OCR”).

    And finally, we still have non-experts “experimenting” with documents and calling that “findings”. Yup, I just hope suspects in Maricopa County don’t have such non-experts looking at forensic evidence and making “conclusions” as to who should be arrested or, worse, put before a judge.

  62. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Orly must be screaming her fool head off by now. HE HAD ZIBITS! ENLARGED ZIBITS! AND HE DIDN’T BRING THEM TO GA!

  63. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    I think all our predictions were crap. I truly can’t believe they’ve jumped in with both feet.

  64. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Summary of part 1: “This thing indicates forgery because I said it does. So does this thing. And this thing. And this thing. Trust me. I’m an expert, because I said so.”

  65. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm #

    Sef: Thanks, Joe. we were upset that birtherism was about to give up the ghost. You have breathed new life into it so the RWNJs and racists can be brought out into the open before November.

    Thanks Joe. You just got Obama re-elected. Popcorn. I would not want to be in Willard Romney’s shoes right now…it seems George Romney was born in Mexico, and…

  66. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    The only thing I’m still holding my breath about: will they mention the SMILEY FACE?! *lol*

  67. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    The Magic M: I was expecting more stuff on SSN or suchlike

    I came in late — did they publish an agenda? Is it going to be all Vogt, all the time, or will we be diving into other utter frikking lunacy, too?

  68. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    What?! “A computer will not randomly do what a human did on Barack Obama’s birth certificate?” What mindless drivel!

  69. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm #

    “..explain away the document’s many problems.”

    The document’s main problem is that it’s NOT A DOCUMENT!! Gahhhh!

  70. avatar
    Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter March 1, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    All that “Ailes”????

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  71. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    justlw: I truly can’t believe they’ve jumped in with both feet.

    Exactly what I was thinking.

  72. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    They just pulled Woodman into this. What?!

  73. avatar
    donna March 1, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    so i guess the 18 hours over a two-day period by corsi in Arizona briefing the Cold Case Posse on a wide-range of evidence regarding Obama’s eligibility PAID OFF

    is ANY of this NEW?

  74. avatar
    Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    The Magic M:
    The only thing I’m still holding my breath about: will they mention the SMILEY FACE?! *lol*

    If they do, I am going to start selling my “Artifactish” poem.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  75. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    Oh no… they are arguing there IS rhyme or reason to the layers in Obama’s BC!

  76. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

    John Woodman, if you are around, you are going to have to watch this. They referenced something from your book in support of their theory. :(

  77. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    So given that Joe is supposed to arrest criminals, will he travel to Washington to bust the perp or wait till the Prez visits AZ? I mean, he isn’t just supposed to say, “You’re a bad boy”, he’s supposed to actually bust forgers, isn’t he? What is he waiting for?

  78. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    RuhRoh: They just pulled Woodman into this. What?!

    100% birther propaganda aimed at “refuting” arguments from anti-Birthers (again). None of this passes the smell test of “independent investigation”.
    Why would any official law enforcement investigation bother with “refuting” arguments made by people on the internet (such as Woodman)?

  79. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    The Magic M:
    The only thing I’m still holding my breath about: will they mention the SMILEY FACE?! *lol*

    I’m pretty sure I saw TXE circled, but I don’t think it was talked about.

  80. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Are they going to have a Q&A? Is someone going to ask about the minor issue of why the State of Hawaii is standing behind this?

    “This is serious. This is very serious.”

    No, this is ludicrous.

    They just said “we have a forgery.”

  81. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    Scientist: So given that Joe is supposed to arrest criminals, will he travel to Washington to bust the perp or wait till the Prez visits AZ? I mean, he isn’t just supposed to say, “You’re a bad boy”, he’s supposed to actually bust forgers, isn’t he? What is he waiting for?

    Even if everything they claim is true, since when would this constitute a crime?

  82. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    “We had (…) forensic document examiners”? WTF? I wonder if they will name some, and their names aren’t “Vogt”, “Irey” and “Zebest”…

  83. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    I thought this was Joe’s show. Sounds more like he’s just given the usual gang of idiots a platform to rehash their old nonsense.

  84. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    The Magic M: 100% birther propaganda aimed at “refuting” arguments from anti-Birthers (again). None of this passes the smell test of “independent investigation”.Why would any official law enforcement investigation bother with “refuting” arguments made by people on the internet (such as Woodman)?

    I was only sort of paying attention and then heard the name go by. But I think that you are correct in that this is an attempt to pre-emptively deflect any challenges to their smear campaign.

  85. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    RuhRoh: Even if everything they claim is true, since when would this constitute a crime?

    Why is a sheriff involved with something that isn’t a crime?

  86. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh goodie! SSN stuff!

  87. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Ah, now it’s the Road to Kenya… .

    We don’t have any evidence that they traveled to Kenya, thus we must assume they might have.

  88. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Translating the last sentence: “We can’t prove Obama’s mother ever was in Kenya, so we have to assume he maybe was born there”. Does it get any more WTF than that?

  89. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I just realized what this means. He was born on the plane!! That would explain everything.

    The Magic M:
    Translating the last sentence: “We can’t prove Obama’s mother ever was in Kenya, so we have to assume he maybe was born there”. Does it get any more WTF than that?

  90. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Damn, well I gotta go. I guess I can turn on FRAPS and record the rest.

  91. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    I hereby apologize to the universe for ever saying anything that might imply that Sheriff Joe Arpaio ever considered for one second trying to pretend to appeal to reason.

  92. avatar
    John Woodman March 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    I certainly did not expect Sheriff Joe to go Full Metal Birther.

    They stated “this document has failed every test we put it through.”

    The document images passed every test that *I* put it through, and I didn’t go any easier on them than I did on the forgery theories. I was looking for any real evidence that would stand up to scrutiny; and I would’ve been happy enough to find it.

    Fascinating.

  93. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Hospital records… microfilm. “A single roll of microfilm is not going to be enough.”

    Goalposts have now been fitted with JATOs.

  94. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Now they are calling for a full criminal investigation. Jeebus.

  95. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Wow.. they need to be allowed to violate the legally protected privacy of everyone who’s birth certificate is NEAR Obama’s to prove this forgery isn’t a forgery… even though it is.

  96. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Person of interest! Yayyyyyy!!!!!

  97. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    They supposedly have a Person Of Interest in the forgery.

  98. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Ah, “forger Mike” seems to rise again. *facepalm*

  99. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Paper: He was born on the plane!!

    “The plane, the plane…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3w9AfC5Ms0

  100. avatar
    ASK Esq March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I just have to wonder if this will be the last straw for the voters of Maricopa County.

  101. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    Breitbart sympathy…

    AND THERE IT IS! “Last interview with Breitbart, about Sheriff Joe…”

  102. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    I find myself wondering, is porn better for the soul than this garbage?

  103. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    “This is not a politically motivated inquiry.”

    You know, like that time I tried to help out that John Kerry fellow with his memoirs.

  104. avatar
    DG March 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    “I functioned as a journalist”….”Journalistic integrity…”…”We at WND”

    LMAO

    Yeah….all that integrity you have, Corsi.

  105. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Jones jobs must feel better than Hannity jobs… there’s absolutely no way Corsi’s getting another one of those after this.

  106. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    So Corsi’s only reason for speaking was to drag Breitbart into this?

  107. avatar
    sfjeff March 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    I think a bunch of Birthers are having orgasm seizures right now- “someone who the Press will show up for agrees with us!”

  108. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    “Birther bill” sponsor Carl Seel. But of course.

    Evidence is troubling, says he.

  109. avatar
    Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter March 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    Well, on the bright side, I haven’t heard any two citizen parent stuff.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  110. avatar
    DG March 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Who was the congressmen talking about his birther bills?

  111. avatar
    Jim March 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    I hope that every DA and the Governor of Arizona is now inundated with inquiries as to why they’re not doing Joe’s bidding and going after the President. It will be priceless!!! hehehe

  112. avatar
    donna March 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    re kenya from a blog:

    i have not independently verified the info BUT brit author firstbrook spent time in kenya with obama ‘s family and friends and confirmed that, in 1961, there was only a military airport in mombassa and it was hundreds of mile away from obama’s family

    the blog:

    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2010/03/obama-born-in-kenya-no.html

    firstbrook interview with birther dsouza

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/297941-1

  113. avatar
    Xyxox March 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    I expect Vatel to be brought up any minute now.

  114. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    So, Vogt PDF nonsense, Selective Service registration. Was that it? Did I miss anything?

    “We are not accusing the President of the United States of a crime.” Oh no, not at all.

  115. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Great, implicitly accusing Hawaii of probably not being able of carrying out an “unbiased” investigation should kill off any credibility this joke sheriff has. :-)

  116. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Oh, and there was nothing in any airline’s records declaring affirmatively that Obama and his mother never flew to Kenya.

  117. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    We need a better process to vet Sheriffs, perhaps?

  118. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Oh, daffydavits, too!

  119. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    And my final word, quoting again SCO vs. IBM: “Is that all you’ve got?” ;-)

  120. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    justlw:
    Oh, and there was nothing in any airline’s records declaring affirmatively that Obama and his mother never flew to Kenya.

    Therefore …

  121. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    So is he giving this to Cong. Issa? Isn’t this really in his turf?

  122. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

    “I’m not gonna give you any names.” Why, of course not.

  123. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    justlw:
    Oh, and there was nothing in any airline’s records declaring affirmatively that Obama and his mother never flew to Kenya.

    All the records were in the WTC.

  124. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    “I think you forgot one thing: we have sworn affidavits from many, many people — ALL OVER THE WORLD! — about this man.”

    “This man.”

    That we’re not accusing of committing a crime.

    Pornstache: “Going back to the overseas birth… we have a man who had a conversation with the mother of Bill Ayers… who they introduced Obama as a foreign student.”

    So was he, like, talking with a Swahilihoovian accent during those years?

    Bet you didn’t think the Bill Ayers square was going to punched!

    “Oh, I didn’t say he was living a lie…”

    “Show me the microfilm!”

  125. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    I apparently lost the feed just when the press finally started asking q’s.

  126. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    OK, Arpaio’s go-to motto: “I never said that.”

  127. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    justlw: Oh, and there was nothing in any airline’s records declaring affirmatively that Obama and his mother never flew to Kenya

    I never knew that airlines kept records of all the people who DON’T take their flights. There were 10s of 1,000s of flights today and I didn’t take any of them. Just think of all the records I generated by staying home.

  128. avatar
    donna March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    at the time, hawaii’s government official, REPUBLICAN lingle, was campaigning for mccain – it would have helped mccain had lingle NOT found obama’s bc

  129. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

    He says he was born here, so I take his word that he was born here, but these documents are frauds.

    Show me the microfilm, just like it says in the Constitution.

    I never said he is serving illegally. Of course he is legal. I just want you to arrest the person who forged his birth certificate!

  130. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    justlw:

    Pornstache

    Seriously… I thought that was Farah at first.

  131. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    You job creator you!

    Scientist: I never knew that airlines kept records of all the people who DON’T take their flights.There were 10s of 1,000s of flights today and I didn’t take any of them.Just think of all the records I generated by staying home.

  132. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Trump!

    *drinks*

  133. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    “They didn’t produce a document; they produced an electronic file.

    OK, what a f’ing maroon.

  134. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    The electronically created document front must forget Obama has 2 certified copies on green security paper he can whip out any time he wants to make the nutjobs look crazy. I wonder how Mitt feels about this…

  135. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    donna: at the time, hawaii’s government official, REPUBLICAN lingle, was campaigning for mccain – it would have helped mccain had lingle NOT found obama’s bc

    I’ve said that repeatedly. Linda Lingle is Jewish. She felt McCain/Palin would be better for Israel than Obama. If she could have found anything, the GOP would have used it with glee.

    donna: the blog:
    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2010/03/obama-born-in-kenya-no.html

    Thank you. I write that blog.

  136. avatar
    sactosintolerant March 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Joe wont answer the big question… waah waah…

  137. avatar
    MattR March 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Great question (that won’t be answered) – If Obama attested that the BC was accurate how can you claim that you are not accusing Obama of fraud?

  138. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Excuse me, but I said:

    “presentation today will likely will reflect the innuendo-ridden petition presented to him by local Tea Party members under the guidance of anti-Obama smear author Jerome Corsi.”

    That’s sorta not entirely wrong.

    justlw: I think all our predictions were crap.

  139. avatar
    aarrgghh March 1, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    shorter shurf joe: “yew need ta show me summore damn papers, boy!”

  140. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I like the reporters, though.

  141. avatar
    ellen March 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    I was wondering if anyone asked whether the posse asked to see the physical copies of Obama’s short form or long form (or both) birth certificates, the ones on security paper that Obama had shown to FactCheck, Politifact and to the White House Press. To be sure, they do not have a right to see them. But they could at least have asked.

    Otherwise all they are doing is discussing the software images.

    If they had asked to see the physical copies and been turned down, that would indicate something. But apparently the did not even ask.

    If they had asked to see the physical copies and had been granted that right, then they could have had them checked by members of a recognized document forensic organization. But that is impossible if they only discuss the software images.

    They are taking questions at the conference, is there any way to get this question asked?

  142. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

    Pornstache: “Documented evidence that foreign people and 3 year olds have been listed in birth announcements and registries as newborn Hawaiians.”

  143. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    He’s wrapping it up now. So to sum up, he isn’t forwarding any of this BS “evidence” anywhere and he will continue to investigate (read hold periodic press conferences smearing the POTUS).

  144. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Did I just hear that exchange right?

    Reporter: “What about the fact that his mother is American?”
    Moustache guy: “That’s a 2nd Amendment issue, I’m not gonna comment on that.”

    Huh?

  145. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Excuse me, but I said:

    “presentation today will likely will reflect the innuendo-ridden petition presented to him by local Tea Party members under the guidance of anti-Obama smear author Jerome Corsi.”

    That’s sorta not entirely wrong.

    I withdraw my blanket assertion, which really only reflected my own personally-dropped jaw.

  146. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    The Magic M: Did I just hear that exchange right?Reporter: “What about the fact that his mother is American?”Moustache guy: “That’s a 2nd Amendment issue, I’m not gonna comment on that.”Huh?

    That’s what he sais, yes.

  147. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    The new part to me was the whole “carved stamp” thing. Has that been covered here before?

  148. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    ellen: Otherwise all they are doing is discussing the software images.

    That’s all they want to discuss. They are artificially limiting this to “the PDF was forged” (and hope this somehow turns into “the (certified copy of the) birth certificate was forged”.

    They are not interested in stuff they know they’ll never get, this is just Corsi’s attempt to rehash his old arguments and sell more books. I wonder if Joe gets collateral…

  149. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Savannah Guthrie touched it. It would have been a nice rebuttal if a reporter had thought to mention that, but they were nonetheless hammering away at the incompetence on display here.

    ellen:
    I was wondering if anyone asked whether the posse asked to see the physical copies of Obama’s short form or long form (or both) birth certificates, the ones on security paper that Obama had shown to FactCheck, Politifact and to the White House Press. To be sure, they do not have a right to see them. But they could at least have asked.

    Otherwise all they are doing is discussing the software images.

    If they had asked to see the physical copiesand been turned down, that would indicate something. But apparently the did not even ask.

    If they had asked to see the physical copies and had been granted that right, then they could have had them checked by members of a recognized document forensic organization. But that is impossible if they only discuss the software images.

    They are taking questions at the conference, is there any way to get this question asked?

  150. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    The Magic M: Moustache guy: “That’s a 2nd Amendment issue,

    Presumably “Article II” by way of Freud.

  151. avatar
    The Magic M March 1, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

    RuhRoh: That’s what he sais, yes.

    Then I don’t get it. What does the 2nd amendment have to do with that?

    justlw: The new part to me was the whole “carved stamp” thing. Has that been covered here before?

    No, but I’m not sure it really matters if the SS registration was created with Photoshop or by using a physically manipulated stamp, at least not to the real world.

    The really new part to me was the “we have a witness who was introduced to Obama as a foreign exchange student by Ayers” story. Must be another one of Corsi’s anonymous super witnesses.

    And I missed Mara Zebest, wasn’t she announced to be talking as well?

  152. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Paper: It would have been a nice rebuttal if a reporter had thought to mention that

    That’s the problem, of course: there’s so much crazy that can be laid out that very few people are prepared to rebut.

    I just saw the 2009 Joy Behar interview of Orly yesterday. It was one of Orly’s best performances — she was ready for everything Behar was going to ask, and Behar only had heard maybe 30% of what Orly was laying down. Anyone not fully steeped in birfer madness might have walked away with open questions.

    Since this wasn’t a trial, there was no opportunity for informed rebuttal. Funny that.

  153. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    The Magic M: Reporter: “What about the fact that his mother is American?”
    Moustache guy: “That’s a 2nd Amendment issue, I’m not gonna comment on that.”

    2nd Amendment: As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

    Moustache guy was talking about the Sharron Angle interpretation of the 2nd: “I’m hoping that we’re not getting to Second Amendment remedies. I hope the vote will be the cure for the Harry Reid problems.”

  154. avatar
    John Woodman March 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Obviously, he meant that’s an Article 2 issue.

  155. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    The Magic M: The really new part to me was the “we have a witness who was introduced to Obama as a foreign exchange student by Ayers” story.

    If I heard this correctly it was not by Ayers — he was introduced by Ayers’ mother — “in Ayers’ yard.” Saying where makes it even more real!

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Ayers’ mother is no longer alive to weigh in on this.

  156. avatar
    ellen March 1, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Re: “Savannah Guthrie touched it. ”

    Yes, I know that. But with all the allegations that the officials in Hawaii are lying presumably they would allege that she did too.

    So, the question remains, why don’t YOU ask to to see the physical copy and take it to accredited document forensic experts?

    They could say: “We did not think that they would show it to use, and of course we don’t have the right to subpoena it.” But the answer to that is that it is perfectly legitimate as part of an investigation to ask someone to submit evidence voluntarily, and the fact that you didn’t simply shows that you were not being thorough.

  157. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    Scientist: So is he giving this to Cong. Issa? Isn’t this really in his turf?

    Why? Is there something that needs to be mysteriously destroyed in a fire?

  158. avatar
    Rob A March 1, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    John Woodman: Obviously, he meant that’s an Article 2 issue.

    Obviously, however a birther would cut no slack to a non-birther making a similar mistake…

  159. avatar
    gorefan March 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    Looks like President Obama got nifonged.

  160. avatar
    Foggy March 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I can but gape in awe.

  161. avatar
    Foggy March 1, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    gorefan:
    Looks like President Obama got nifonged.

    Nifong ended up spending a night in jail, if memory serves.

    Already on USA Today, NY Daily News.

    This is going big time now. Very exciting!

  162. avatar
    Paper March 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    I’m not saying he’s an illegal immigrant. I’m not saying he’s mashed potatoes. I’m not saying he shouldn’t be president. I’m not saying anything really. I’m just saying, if it’s forgery and fraud, and we have these people saying it is, and if they themselves are not frauds, well, you see, I don’t why you’re saying the President shouldn’t be president, I’m not saying that, I’m saying if it is a forgery, someone should do something about that, show me something else, not a birth announcement in the newspaper from 1961, no not that, something else, that’s all I’m saying. I’ll apologize, I love apologizing. Just show me the same papers Rick Santorum showed me when I spoke to him the other day. I ask and people show me their papers. I don’t even have to ask. People just show me. I’m that kind of guy. I didn’t ask for this. This is not about politics. I don’t know what it’s about. But if it’s forgery, then that’s a crime, that’s my job. That’s what people tell me. I don’t tell them anything. They tell me. Don’t ask me why they put this forgery on the internet. We’re not talking about motive. We’re talking about a crime, and somebody should do something about that. I’ll be interested to know what I decide about that. You should check back with me later. Or just ask Mr. Corsi what I think. Skip the middle man.

    I am the If Weasel, coo coo ca choo.

  163. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    John Woodman:
    Obviously, he meant that’s an Article 2 issue.

    “The president says he’s a Christian. I take him at his word,” Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

    He said “That’s a 2nd Amendment issue”, and I take him at his word.

  164. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Foggy: This is going big time now. Very exciting!

    You’re gonna need a bigger server.

  165. avatar
    gorefan March 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    They said that there was no paper document. Obviously they never contact NBC journalist Savanah Gunthrie.

  166. avatar
    misha March 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    John Woodman:
    Obviously, he meant that’s an Article 2 issue.

    Why hasn’t Glenn Beck proved he did not rape and kill a girl in 1990?

    It’s all here – http://didglennbeckrapeandmurderagirl.blogspot.com/

  167. avatar
    Foggy March 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    justlw: “You’re gonna need a bigger server.

    No joke. On the day Doc and I and others watched the hearing in Georgia, I had 962 posts on my forum. Today might break that record. Already approaching 500 and almost 7 hours to go.

    And I’m not even reading one of them. I have to STUDY. I paid $150 to take this test next Tuesday. If I flunk because I was paying attention to Sheriff Joe I’ll be kicking myself for a week. Enjoy your day, I may come back after I get some work done.

    Whoa, Nellie!

  168. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Ok back. Looks like FRAPS successfully recorded about 53 Gb worth of AVI video (which is going to include stuff from the feed after the press conference). Good thing I have a big hard drive.

    I better not read this blog. I don’t want to find out how it ends. NO SPOILERZ PLZ!

  169. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Find the microfilm and age test it? O_o

  170. avatar
    Rickey March 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    justlw:

    I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that Ayers’ mother is no longer alive to weigh in on this.

    She may be alive. Ayers’ father died in 2007 at the age of 92.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_G._Ayers

  171. avatar
    Rickey March 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    The Phoenix New Times covered it with a good measure of snark.

    http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2012/03/joe_arpaio_really_thinks_presi.php

  172. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    “I know a guy who said that he saw Bill Ayers introduce Barack Obama as a foreign student in the 80s. He’s willing to come forward, which is very brave!”

    Well hell, that settles it. Impeach Obama now!

  173. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Lol at some birther crank ranting from the audience and the annoyed look on Arpaio’s face.

  174. avatar
    Thrifty March 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Who’s the doofus with the mustache?

  175. avatar
    justlw March 1, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    Thrifty: Who’s the doofus with the mustache?

    He is Deputy Doofus T. Pornstache, until he produces a PDF that says otherwise for me to dissect.

  176. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    Perfectly appropriate line from “The Big Bang Theory” S2E21: “There’s no place for truth on the internet.”