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Star-Ledger names Arpaio: Knucklehead of the week

The New Jersey Star-Ledger headline was so delicious, that I just had to highlight it. The article itself isn’t ground-breaking news, but it is an example of many, many articles in a similar vein that I receive in my Google News alerts.

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Outside of the birther community, Sheriff Arpaio is not viewed favorably.

In a runnier-up for the most satisfying headline, several news outlets have an article on “George Will calls Trump a bloviating ignoramus.”

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29 Responses to Star-Ledger names Arpaio: Knucklehead of the week

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    Sef May 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    “Outside of the birther community, Sheriff Arpaio is not viewed favorably.”

    And inside, it’s too dark.

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    misha May 28, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Sef: And inside, it’s too dark.

    Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

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    Sef May 28, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    misha: Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. – Groucho Marx

    Bingo!

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    Thomas Brown May 28, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Sef:
    “Outside of the birther community, Sheriff Arpaio is not viewed favorably.”

    And inside, it’s too dark.

    It’s always too dark when the people involved have their heads where the sun don’t shine.

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    JPotter May 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    “Outside of the birther community, Sheriff Arpaio is not viewed favorably.”

    Unfortunately, this is not true. I wish it were. As confirmed again during my travels out of town this weekend, in the non-wired circles of small-town America, Arpaio is still only know from his ‘mainstream’ media exposure … pieces done by news magazine shows (20/20, 60 Minutes, etc) 5-15 yrs ago. Since his recent birtherrific adventures have not had that level of exposure, his name is still associated with a tough-on-crime approach that’s very popular in Red America, wherever it may be found. In the same conversation, it was agreed that birthers in general are unbelievably stupid, and later that we need more tough-on-crime sheriffs like Arpaio.

    Reassuringly, the imbecilic stances of the Republicans were also resoundingly rejected, and calls were made for pulling together. Obamacare was praised. It was quite an enlightening, nonpartisan time.

    If Arpaio’s foolishness and spiteful nature were publicized in equal measure with his past coverage (and it should be!), your statement would be true.

  6. avatar
    richCares May 29, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    when shown the article Sheriiff Joe responded “that’s Mister Knucklehead” buddy!

  7. avatar
    Dave B. May 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    Right now my favorite Arpaioism is when he said of the Cold Case Posse “They call it a circus, which is an insult to the dedicated people that work for circuses.”

  8. avatar
    Steve May 30, 2012 at 1:36 am #

    Does Donald Trump take this week’s honors?

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    Line in the Sand May 30, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Watch it Sheriff Joe, the Star-Ledger obamabot rag has called you a ‘knucklehead’!!

    Wow, I know when I was a cop that something like that would have stopped my criminal investigations right in their tracks!!

    How can you possibly cope??!!

    Ha, ya gotta laugh……..

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    Scientist May 30, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    Steve: Does Donald Trump take this week’s honors?

    He has the entire millenium locked up.

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    donna May 30, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    WND EXCLUSIVE

    Birth-certificate ‘surprise’ in October?

    Hawaii source claims forgery of ‘original’ with 1961 materials

    by Jerome R. Corsi

    An intelligence source in Hawaii who warned early last year that a forged Obama birth record would be released now says that amid continued doubts about the authenticity of the document posted on the White House website, a forged “original” birth certificate intended to pass forensic inspection by using 1961 materials is being prepared and could be released as an “October surprise.”

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    Free Range May 30, 2012 at 3:34 pm #

    But but but I’ve been told by a very authoritative source (well, by WND standards anyway) that a video exists showing the fake birth records being planted (long ago) in Hawaii’s archives. This video is why Breitbart was killed, I am told. Who am I going to believe now? That they already were faked or that they are faking them now? I just wish my sources for all that is true and good would make up their mind. I still can’t decide if everything was faked because he was born in Kenya, or because his father is someone else, a communist.

    Well, we all can agree that no matter what the President is a fake. Even if all the documents are real and true and are not fakes, we know the President is a fake, one way or another. Don’t we? I know Scientist agrees. Misha definitely knows fakes. We should just form our own branch of birtherism. Enough with this looking for evidence, and trying to figure out *how* the President is fake, fake records, not enough citizen blood, etc etc etc.

    We don’t need no stinkin’ evidence. We are proud birthers. Let’s start acting like it!

    donna: WND EXCLUSIVE

    Birth-certificate ‘surprise’ in October?

    Hawaii source claims forgery of ‘original’ with 1961 materials

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    sfjeff May 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    donna: WND EXCLUSIVEBirth-certificate ‘surprise’ in October?Hawaii source claims forgery of ‘original’ with 1961 materialsby Jerome R. CorsiAn intelligence source in Hawaii who warned early last year that a forged Obama birth record would be released now says that amid continued doubts about the authenticity of the document posted on the White House website, a forged “original” birth certificate intended to pass forensic inspection by using 1961 materials is being prepared and could be released as an “October surprise.”

    So Corsi is preparing to release a smear in October that will not have sufficient time to be refuted by experts?

    What a shock.
    What an ass

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    Free Range May 30, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    If you’re not a proud birther, well why not? We have great brunches with something for everyone, not just the standard barbecued ribs, but also vegetarian, vegan, kosher, even halal. We don’t care who you are as long as you are a proud birther. I mean, we’ve got Orly Taitz and Donald Trump. See, I’m not lying. We take anyone. Join now!

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    linda May 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm #

    Let me get this straight. Someone claims they committed crimes, forging a birth certificate and “sneaking” into the vital records vault, but they have, with idiocy aforethought, either filmed it themselves, or this ingenious plan includes at least one other coconspirator?

    Brilliant! What could go wrong?

    Free Range: But but but I’ve been told by a very authoritative source (well, by WND standards anyway) that a video exists showing the fake birth records being planted (long ago) in Hawaii’s archives.

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    linda May 30, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    When you were a cop, did you hold press conferences during an “investigation” and prior to indictment with cohorts who immediately thereafter published a book about the exploits, and then you never turned anything over for prosecution?

    Line in the Sand: Wow, I know when I was a cop…

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    JPotter May 30, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    sfjeff: Birth-certificate ‘surprise’ in October?

    The story Donna quoted is here:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/hawaii-source-warns-of-october-birth-certificate-surprise/

    It’s particularly vague and opaque, even for Corsi. I think he’s saying the White House, or Hawaii, will issue a new, forged BC in October, to bolster the case that Obama is eligible?

    I think.

    Seems like the more effective smear would be to imply that (yet another) smoking gun was coming in October to prove he wasn’t eligible. Of course, you might ask why they would withhold such damning information, leaving the country in jeopardy while seeking to maximize political impact, but then you wouldn’t be in the target audience, yould you?

    Smoking Gun fires another blank! Film at 11!

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    Thomas Brown May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Line in the Sand:
    Watch it Sheriff Joe, the Star-Ledger obamabot rag has called you a ‘knucklehead’!!

    Wow, I know when I was a cop that something like that would have stopped my criminal investigations right in their tracks!!

    How can you possibly cope??!!

    Ha, ya gotta laugh……..

    You are aware, aren’t you, that there is an ongoing investigation that has uncovered probable cause for the possibility that Arpaio assisted Timothy McVeigh in the OK city bombing? The investigation is in the preliminary stages, of course, but some people are saying Arpaio will be heading for death row before Obama’s first term is up.

    That’s why Arpaio drummed up this whole fake Cold Case Pussies clown show: to distract the public from looking too closely into whether he’s one of the worst domestic terrorists in US history.

    Sucks to be a Birther sycophant, huh?

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    Free Range May 30, 2012 at 4:40 pm #

    My source says it was recorded from a computer’s built-in camera.

    I don’t know. The NWO agents probably needed to prove to their bosses the job was done, and someone leaked the video, you know. Or maybe hey it was a security feed that was supposed to have been deleted. Don’t ask me. I don’t write Hollywood scripts. This is reality, where fake is fake. We don’t need no stinkin’ evidence.

    linda:
    Let me get this straight.Someone claims they committed crimes, forging a birth certificate and “sneaking” into the vital records vault, but they have, with idiocy aforethought, either filmed it themselves, or this ingenious plan includes at least one other coconspirator?

    Brilliant!What could go wrong?

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    Sef May 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Free Range:
    My source says it was recorded from a computer’s built-in camera.

    I don’t know.The NWO agents probably needed to prove to their bosses the job was done, and someone leaked the video, you know.Or maybe hey it was a security feed that was supposed to have been deleted.

    Someone’s been watching waaaaay too much TV.

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    Arthur May 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    And at which mall was that?

    Line in the Sand: Wow, I know when I was a cop . . .

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    Scientist May 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Free Range: My source says it was recorded from a computer’s built-in camera.

    My source says the Flame virus has deleted the file.

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    Keith May 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

    linda:
    Let me get this straight.Someone claims they committed crimes, forging a birth certificate and “sneaking” into the vital records vault, but they have, with idiocy aforethought, either filmed it themselves, or this ingenious plan includes at least one other coconspirator?

    Brilliant!What could go wrong?

    No, silly! You didn’t read the comment. They didn’t film the event.

    They VIDEOed the event! In 1961!

    Isn’t that marvelous! We can all go back to drinking Kool-Aide again now.

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    Free Range May 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    Keith, I am just reporting what my sources say. But let’s be clear, the deed (planting fake birth records) was done this century, recently, after Obama made his deal with the NWO. Not before he made the speech that made him famous and not after he released his short form. My source might actually push the window to when the long form was released, but hey what does he know, he believes this nonsense.

    You see, this theory (excuse me, this fact) goes like this: Obama unknown, not born in Hawaii, he starts making his plans, maybe he lies because he has ambition, maybe his parents/grandparents lied for whatever reason, who know’s what, who cares, doesn’t matter. Because it all gets papered over by fake records planted by agents of the New World Order once they make their deal with Obama, and toss Hillary and McCain by the wayside. The NWO says, you be our puppet, and we’ll paper over your past for you. You get to be President, just like you always dreamed. They send their agents in, who just replace whatever it says in Hawaii if anything, with fake records.

    That deed covers up what ever original sin was the real original sin. You say the grandparents/mother lied and said he was born at home in Hawaii (instead of Kenya)? No problem. The records now say born in such and such hospital. You say his father was actually a different man, a raging communist? Well, the family already lied about that from the beginning, so we’ll just keep that under wraps. Etc. You see, simple.

    I can answer any scenario. I have the truth direct from my source. He makes half up of it, but hey, he assures me he gets it from his own personal investigations, and only you know confirms it with Alex Jones and Corsi and WND. He got a lot straight from Breitbart and that’s how he knows Breitbart was killed to keep this video locked away.

    But never fear, someone else has copies. I can’t remember, but I think there are twenty-something copies in existence. One’s just got to get through the NWO’s watchful eyes before they catch it.

    I am assured someone is going to release that video, yes you’ve got…any day now…well, I am assured that it will timed just right. Get some build up going with this other stuff, start slow by releasing the PR blurb, let Trump off his leash, get it boiling nicely, and then whammo! Video nails it, takes it home, and Romney is president.

    Of course, my source assures me (he does that a lot) that if this happens it will happen because the NWO wants it to happen, that they have decided to shift to Romney, because Obama has been getting too what’s the word, what’s the word, something like independent. You know, thinking that since he’s President he can start to rebel a little against the master plan.

    You see how every angle is covered? Don’t you just want to sign up now? Help defend your country? You can still help Ron Paul, there’s a big rally in Tampa during the convention. So I am told.

    Goodness gracious, what will those clever birther kids think of next, the way they just explain everything. We really need more of them in our lives. In government, for sure, but I think they can do the most good in the sciences, bringing their eyes for truth to all those taxing questions scientists face. String theory? Brane theory? They could sort through that stuff right quick, don’t you think?

    Keith: No, silly! You didn’t read the comment. They didn’t film the event.

    They VIDEOed the event! In 1961!

    Isn’t that marvelous! We can all go back to drinking Kool-Aide again now.

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    Free Range May 30, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Never fear, there are more copies that have been preserved. They flamed that copy, and killed Breitbart, but the New World Order has to keep their blackmail threat to release it to keep Obama in line, you know.

    Scientist: My source says the Flame virus has deleted the file.

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    Keith May 30, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    Free Range: You see, this theory (excuse me, this fact) goes like this:

    Absolutely NOT fact. Certainly not theory. Barely hypothesis. Maybe speculation. Probably complete, unadulterated, fantasy hallucination. Definitely, undeniably, stupidly, WRONG.

  27. avatar
    Keith May 30, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    Free Range: Don’t you just want to sign up now?

    Do I get a sekret dekoder ring with that?

  28. avatar
    Free Range May 30, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    Oh fine, have it your way, no need to twist my arm, I’ll write the book that spells it all out and use that as a promotional blurb! You’ve convinced me.

    Keith: Absolutely NOT fact. Certainly not theory. Barely hypothesis. Maybe speculation. Probably complete, unadulterated, fantasy hallucination. Definitely, undeniably, stupidly, WRONG.

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    Free Range May 31, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Absolutely. We have authentic rubber band styles for the humble seeker. We have cored out plastic bottle caps for the libertarian types. We can customize to any desired idiosyncrasy. Actual jewelry will incur a hefty charge, however.

    One note: the ring does not come with any instructions. If you actually want to decode something, something like an actual code, or the penumbra of a conspiracy, you need to figure out how the ring works and then let us know (your discovery and how you decoded it). There will be prizes for the most inventive decoding techniques.

    My favorite technique so far (not personally used yet) is snapping the rubber band constantly until one’s brain screams the answer, or until a loved one goes crazy, tells you to stop, saying that they give up, they’ll tell you the the secret agenda of the latest conspiracy.

    Keith: Do I get a sekret dekoder ring with that?