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Gallups and Zullo “turn off the switch”

In the concluding moments of the Freedom Friday program last week on WEBY radio, Zullo and Gallups stated that they were “turning off the the switch,” that is, ending all discussion of the small group of anti-birthers that they spent 38 minutes talking about on the program. They said that it was a waste of time. Here’s the exact statement:

Gallups: You are the lead investigator in this case, assigned by Sheriff Arpaio. You represent him around the nation, actually you represent him around the world. He is still engaged. You speak with him all the time. You just with him less than an hour ago.  This is not going away. You are reporting directly to him. Sheriff Arpaio knows what’s going on with this investigation. …

imageZullo: … And you know what Carl, I think that at this point for the sake of your listeners, I think, I’m gonna turn off the switch on this group of guys, this five or six.

Gallups: I agree

Zullo: They got their own [talk?] line.

Gallups: I agree. It’s a waste of your time. It’s a waste of your time.

Zullo: It is a waste. If they come through with an affidavit, and not an affidavit signed by Dr. Conspiracy, because quite frankly RC who’s the one out there saying he’s doing all this work.

Gallups: Right, right, right, right, right. Mike had to cut you off because we’re out of time.

imageI don’t know a lot about law enforcement, but I always thought that law enforcement not only accepted anonymous tips, but that they solicited them. Doesn’t every big police department have an anonymous “tip line?” Nevertheless, Zullo makes it clear that he cannot accept information from anybody without knowing their name, their address, and doing a background check on them. He knows my name, but he wouldn’t accept a recipe for making the long form with a Xerox machine from me because not only does he require my name, he requires that I give him the names and addresses of everybody who might have developed the information. That means Zullo won’t accept evidence from me unless I tell him RC’s real name, which I wouldn’t do, and NBC’s real name which I don’t even know.

But anyhow, it’s all over! I don’t normally listen to the Gallups show, except I felt obligated to listen this past one because it talks about me. It’s painful to hear the smears and the non sequiturs; it offends a finely-tuned logical mind like mine, not to mention my moral sense. Thank goodness I won’t have to listen to any more of that.

Oh wait, Zullo and Gallups lie. Sigh. Crying face

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30 Responses to Gallups and Zullo “turn off the switch”

  1. avatar
    gorefan October 14, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    And they want a sworn affidavit. Do they even know what a sworn affidavit is?

    Oh, that’s right Zullo sent one to the Alabama Supreme Court and he filled it with hearsay and statements from other people.

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Yeah, I wonder if he did criminal background checks on all of them.

    gorefan: Oh, that’s right Zullo sent one to the Alabama Supreme Court and he filled it with hearsay and statements from other people.

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    JPotter October 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    At the risk of firther encouraging them … preparing an affidavit takes little, being in affidavit form make a statement no truthier than it would otherwise be. (Witness endless piles of birfer’davits)

    Zullo’s retrenchment is literally paper-thin. Why not call him on it? Type out Xerox theorem of PDF Madness, have it notarized, and post it all over.

    Hearing that affidavit isn’t good enough would make the investment so worthwhile.

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    bob October 14, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    The job of an investigator is pursue leads, to see where the information leads.

    Real law enforcement use anonymous tips all the time. The purpose of which is to safeguard the tipster from retaliation by the criminals. RC, NBC, etc. want to remain anonymous because birthers have a track record of harassing the employers, families, etc. of anyone who dares to note that their claims are bunk.

    Zullo repeatedly and loudly (and falsely) has claimed that he would clear Obama if that where’s the information led him. Yet he refuses to look into this avenue without a ridiculous — and unnecessary — amount of information about the tipsters. Who RC, NBC, etc. are is irrelevant to what they say. And what else is Zullo doing with his time — waiting by the phone for some member of Congress to not call?

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    justlw October 14, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    I hear Zullo’s number is now on every member of Congress’ speed ignore.

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    donna October 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

    gorefan:

    And they want a sworn affidavit. Do they even know what a sworn affidavit is?

    Oh, that’s right Zullo sent one to the Alabama Supreme Court and he filled it with hearsay and statements from other people.

    zullo’s affidavit was sworn to as a private person:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/141551627/Zullo-Affidavit

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    Crustacean October 14, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    When was the switch ever on, “Detective” Zullo?? Please do try to make sense, at least occasionally, you phony excuse for an investigator.

    Wow, I think my detached amusement at the antics of these birthers is morphing into rage…

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    CarlOrcas October 14, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    donna: zullo’s affidavit was sworn to as a private person:

    Actually what I see isn’t even signed but, if it were, you’re right it would be as a private citizen unless he wrote in some sort of title.

    I assume whatever was filed in Alabama was signed. Can anyone find a copy of the last page so see?

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    CarlOrcas October 14, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Doc writes: I don’t know a lot about law enforcement, but I always thought that law enforcement not only accepted anonymous tips, but that they solicited them. Doesn’t every big police department have an anonymous “tip line?” Nevertheless, Zullo makes it clear that he cannot accept information from anybody without knowing their name, their address, and doing a background check on them.

    It’s all nonsense, utter nonsense. Of course “real” police accept anonymous tips. Of course “real” police don’t spend their time on wacko internet radio programs.

    Zullo isn’t a “real” cop. He isn’t conducting a “real” investigation. But he is a “real” con artist.

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    CarlOrcas October 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    Crustacean: Wow, I think my detached amusement at the antics of these birthers is morphing into rage…

    Interesting. That’s exactly how I’m beginning to feel. I started to write something about it last night and decided my real thoughts wouldn’t make it out of moderation.

    The truth is their antics are what has changed…..from simple foolishness to something that is really vile. You see it in the attacks against Doc, Foggy and others……and in the comments on websites like ORYR and FreeRepublic.

    Where do they go next? Not a pleasant question to ponder.

  11. avatar
    Jim October 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    Awwwww…now we see how Zullo really runs his fondling fridays with gallups

    http://www.untoldentertainment.com/blog/img/features/pimpMyPortal/part10-jersey/otter.jpg

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    RanTalbott October 14, 2013 at 10:03 pm #

    Hmmm, sounds to me like Zullo may have just been trying to change the subject.

    But, as I pointed out a few weeks ago ( http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/09/zullo-is-coming-for-rc-in-some-alternate-universe/#comment-288637 ), Zullo only demands affidavits when it’s about something he doesn’t want to hear.

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    Curious George October 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    Carl
    “The truth is their antics are what has changed…..from simple foolishness to something that is really vile. You see it in the attacks against Doc, Foggy and others……and in the comments on websites like ORYR and FreeRepublic.”

    Evidence of desperation. Nothing is going their way. Their “investigation” has been exposed for what it is. And their supporters have been financially tapped. The only thing left is for the Kold Kase Klown Kar to be repossessed. The KKKK glory days are thankfully over.

  14. avatar
    jayHG October 15, 2013 at 12:42 am #

    That zullo affidavit is the most ridiculous piece of junk I’ve ever wasted my time reading.

  15. avatar
    CarlOrcas October 15, 2013 at 12:56 am #

    Curious George: Evidence of desperation. Nothing is going their way.

    They’re delusional.

  16. avatar
    CarlOrcas October 15, 2013 at 12:59 am #

    jayHG:
    That zullo affidavit is the most ridiculous piece of junk I’ve ever wasted my time reading.

    Mind boggling, isn’t it? Can you imagine how pissed the Alabama justices were when they finished reading it?

  17. avatar
    RanTalbott October 15, 2013 at 1:16 am #

    jayHG: That zullo affidavit is the most ridiculous piece of junk I’ve ever wasted my time reading

    Two suggestions:

    1. Offer prayers of thanks to the deity of your choice, for, verily, He/She/It has been protecting you from much that is stupid and tedious, and

    2. Never, ever, visit the comments sections of ORYR or YouTube.

  18. avatar
    MattR October 15, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    CarlOrcas: Can you imagine how pissed the Alabama justices were when they finished reading it?

    I think it depends. Imagine if the clerks made it look like one of those “stupid things people say to IT call centers” viral emails, but tailored to the judicial system. I bet the judges would be cracking up laughing as they read it, until they say the PS at the end from the clerk letting them know this was an actual filing to the court. Otherwise I think any clerk who allowed a judge to read that without giving fair warning has already been fired.

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    bob October 15, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    CarlOrcas: Of course “real” police don’t spend their time on wacko internet radio programs.

    Gallups said it was “unprecedented” that an investigator was giving media interviews about an ongoing investigation.

    The irony of that statement was undoubtedly lost on birthers.

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    The Magic M October 15, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    RanTalbott: Hmmm, sounds to me like Zullo may have just been trying to change the subject.

    Quite ironic given he was the one who claimed he had identified “Obot persons of interest” in the first place.
    But that’s a typical behaviour for snake oil salesmen towards those who expose them: first threaten them (directly or indirectly) with lawsuits, then file a criminal complaint (tellingly, Zullo hasn’t even gone that far), then use that complaint for character assassination (“… is being investigated for fraud, slander and copyright violations”), then do a 180 and pretend the debunkers are “not important” and they will “never mention them again” – which of course will last only for about a week until the next round (rinse and repeat) begins.

    I’ve seen this a lot over here (a friend of mine co-admins a well-known website dedicated to exposing proponents of quack medicine).

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    RanTalbott October 15, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    CarlOrcas: Can you imagine how pissed the Alabama justices were when they finished reading it?

    I wonder if they did: isn’t one of the jobs of clerks to sift through all the filings and put “This is drivel” Post-Its on all the junk submissions?

    I wouldn’t be at all surprised to find out that only the birther-friendly justies bothered with it.

    Or to find out that it cured some of them 😉

  22. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy October 15, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    I can’t see any reason for them to read it. Amicus briefs are not part of the case unless a judge chooses to consider it, and it should be obvious from the beginning that the Zullo affidavit is not related to the question before the court, nor does Zullo have any qualifications making him competent to comment on the question before the court.

    CarlOrcas: Mind boggling, isn’t it? Can you imagine how pissed the Alabama justices were when they finished reading it?

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    CarlOrcas October 15, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    bob: The irony of that statement was undoubtedly lost on birthers.

    It was certainly lost on Gallups.

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    CarlOrcas October 15, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I can’t see any reason for them to read it. Amicus briefs are not part of the case unless a judge chooses to consider it, and it should be obvious from the beginning that the Zullo affidavit is not related to the question before the court, nor does Zullo have any qualifications making him competent to comment on the question before the court.

    As others have noted a good clerk would give them a heads up but I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them read it just to be able to say they did. Remember…..they’re elected.

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    Curious George October 15, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    CarlOrcas: They’re delusional.

    I see mental images of birthers bouncing off the walls of padded rooms. It almost makes one feel sorry for them…….well, not really.

  26. avatar
    Goal Poster October 15, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    What do you make of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UccoofHAZm4

    Kind of weird, huh?

  27. avatar
    CarlOrcas October 15, 2013 at 11:04 pm #

    Goal Poster:
    What do you make of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UccoofHAZm4

    Kind of weird, huh?

    (Troll alert! Troll alert!)

    Gee……what do you make of it???

  28. avatar
    Daniel October 16, 2013 at 1:03 am #

    Goal Poster:
    What do you make of this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UccoofHAZm4

    Kind of weird, huh?

    Well I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl…

  29. avatar
    justlw October 16, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    Daniel: Well I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl…

    There’s a sale at Penneys!

    (Oddly enough, I just made a Johnny ref on HuffPo not 15 minutes ago…)

  30. avatar
    Northland10 October 16, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Daniel: Well I can make a hat, or a brooch, or a pterodactyl…

    And Leon’s getting larger…