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Arizona taxpayers to fund birther witch hunt

According to commenter Arthur, quoting Sharon Rondeau, characterizing the remarks of Mike Zullo, reporting the actions of Sheriff Joe Arpaio:

…Arpaio has dedicated ‘resources’ from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to the investigation, whereas until this time, the Cold Case Posse had conducted its work independently, without cost to taxpayers as a result of its tax-exempt status1.

The rhetoric is escalating. Back in January of 2013 Birther Report quoted Zullo as saying merely:

The evidence we have acquired, new found evidence that we have never made public at any point in time, and we are not going to make public until we have the right opportunity, will convince even the greatest skeptic that this document is 100% a forgery.

imageThat evidence never saw the light of day (nor did the later “Reed Hayes report”). But forget that stuff about the birth certificate. That’s old stuff. This new and improved stuff is so powerful that it will not only remove the most stubborn presidential stains, it threatens the existence of everything ❗ so says Gallups via Rondeau:

Zullo announced that he has discovered, with paper documentation, ‘universe-shattering new information’ in the investigation. Gallups stated that ‘mountains of evidence’ have been found which have changed the direction of the probe. [Is that an ANAL probe? 😯 ]

All I can say is:

There’s a sucker born every minute.

but there are exceptions. One commenter at Birther Report said:

I listened to the whole thing and it was nothing, like we have heard before. At least he didn’t beg for money this time.


1I hasten to point out that the Cold Case Posse’s tax exempt status is a taxpayer subsidy, since the CCP doesn’t have to pay taxes on the money they collect, and those who donate to the CCP can deduct the contribution from their income as well.

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39 Responses to Arizona taxpayers to fund birther witch hunt

  1. avatar
    gorefan November 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Is it possible that Zullo’s quote that the MCSO is providing resources to the investigation, might meant that the MCSO is now providing “financial management or financial oversight of the Posse.”?

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/08/cold-case-posse-referred-to-irs-for-failure-to-file-form-990/

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    The European November 23, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    They have nothing to report on, so the lunatics at ORYR are busy re”printing” the nonsense of Harpy Sharon Rondeau.

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    JPotter November 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    At least Reed Hayes got a last name and a picture. Mike never got it so good!

  4. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 23, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Please tell me this involves getting to wear funny hats, and hiring a “Witchsmeller Pursuivant”!

  5. avatar
    Bob November 23, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Here is the Freeper thread about the article.

    Many but (shockingly) not all comments express something like this one:

    “How many times do you think someone can promise earth
    shattering evidence and come up cold and keep credibility?”

    ☞LINK

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    The European November 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    It is not “Earth” but “Universe Shattering”. As one freeper asked – what comes next ?

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    JPotter November 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    The European:
    It is not “Earth” but “Universe Shattering”. As one freeper asked – what comes next ?

    “multiverse-miscegenating”

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    CarlOrcas November 23, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    Unless he’s still in Hawaii with Zullo I would hope some Phoenix reporter inquires of the Sheriff if this report is true and exactly what is happening.

    Second question is what is the DR (case) number for the investigation??

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 23, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    JPotter: “multiverse-miscegenating”

    Oh great! We’re gonna end up with a “New 52” situation on our hands, aren’t we?

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    nbc November 23, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    Hilarious, another non-event where they announce that they have dropped the forgery claims angle and are now looking for something even more ‘devastating’.

    What else could they say? They wasted years of ‘research’ time on a non-issue.

  11. avatar
    JPotter November 23, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Oh great! We’re gonna end up with a “New 52″ situation on our hands, aren’t we?

    This birfin’ mess is all played out, nothing left to do but spoof.

    Here comes Shurf All-Pile-O, Commandant Zulu, and the Cold Case Cowboys!

    Who—guided from the shadows by the Corsican Ape, Jeromiad—

    Race against Sorely Tainted in a desperate struggle to uncover the Ultimate Truth …

    The Shurefire Script for the Cain’t-Miss, Endless Grift.

    [etheral music, heavy on theremin]

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    Joey November 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    The European:
    It is not “Earth” but “Universe Shattering”. As one freeper asked – what comes next ?

    “Multiverse shattering.”

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    Curious George November 23, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    CarlOrcas: Unless he’s still in Hawaii with Zullo I would hope some Phoenix reporter inquires of the Sheriff if this report is true and exactly what is happening.Second question is what is the DR (case) number for the investigation??

    Don’t you think it’s time for the county commissioners to look into the financial affairs of little Mikey’s Cold Case Circus extravaganza? Are more tax payer dollars going to be thrown down the toilet with this nonsense?

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 23, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    JPotter: This birfin’ mess is all played out, nothing left to do but spoof.

    Here comes Shurf All-Pile-O, Commandant Zulu, and the Cold Case Cowboys!

    Who—guided from the shadows by the Corsican Ape, Jeromiad—

    Race against Sorely Tainted in a desperate struggle to uncover the Ultimate Truth …

    The Shurefire Script for the Cain’t-Miss, Endless Grift.

    [etheral music, heavy on theremin]

    That reminds me of this, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL8i_AnZQ18
    which is fitting. Because the CCP, and birthers in general, are about as well organized and about as threatening as the 1970s version of the Legion of Doom.

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    CarlOrcas November 23, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    Curious George: Don’t you think it’s time for the county commissioners to look into the financial affairs of little Mikey’s Cold Case Circus extravaganza?Are more tax payer dollars going to be thrown down the toilet with this nonsense?

    The last time this came up Arpaio tried to put it to rest with his statement that the posse is on its own, not a part of the SO, blah, blah, blah and it faded away.

    If this version has legs I would expect the County Manager and/or several members of the Board of Supervisors to raise the question.

  16. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 23, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    That reminds me of the comic strip Cathy, and an episode from the 1980’s. Cathy is a low-level manager, the boss is Mr. Pinkley and the secretary is named Charlene.

    Mr. Pinkley: This is an emergency, Cathy!
    Cathy: Throw it on the heap with all your other emergencies (points to stack labeled “emergencies”)
    Mr. Pinkley: This is a huge emergency!!
    Cathy: Throw it on the heap with all your other huge emergencies (points to stack labeled “huge emergencies”)
    Mr. Pinkley: This is a catastrophic top priority emergency!!!
    Cathy: Throw it on the heap with your other catastrophic top priority emergencies.
    Charlene: Your thesaurus, Mr. Pinkley.
    Mr. Pinkley: Thank you, Charlene.

    This strip is reprinted in Work: A Celebration of the Four Basic Guilt Groups by Cathy Guisewite. Andrews McMeel Publishing.

    The European: It is not “Earth” but “Universe Shattering”. As one freeper asked – what comes next ?

  17. avatar
    alg November 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    It is of no concern.

  18. avatar
    alg November 23, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    And, actually, I seriously doubt that the MCSO has “dedicated resources” to the “investigation.” Sheriff Joe said in July, 2012 that he was essentially done with this. Frankly, I suspect that Zullo, acting and talking completely on his own, has become unhinged as his so-called “investigation” collapses in utter failure. He’s gotta invent reasons to talk on the radio, but he’s overspent his fifteen minutes of fame a long time ago.

  19. avatar
    The European November 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Coming back to the “Universe Shattering News” I suggest that Zullo/ Gallops (like a horse) / Rondeau read the Hitchhikers Guide to know how important their travails are for the Universe…..

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    nbc November 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    alg: He’s gotta invent reasons to talk on the radio, but he’s overspent his fifteen minutes of fame a long time ago.

    He has to keep his retirement plans together.. The book rights should provide him with that which a car salesperson’s salary never really could 🙂

  21. avatar
    Thinker November 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    “I listened to the whole thing and it was nothing, like we have heard before. At least he didn’t beg for money this time.”

    This quote from Birther Report is surely from a Fogbower. It comes a Taitz malapropism. About a year ago, she wanted to make the point that something she filed with the courts was remarkable and stupendous. Instead of writing,

    “It’s like nothing you’ve seen before.”

    She wrote,

    “It’s nothing, like you’ve seen before.”

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    Notorial Dissent November 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    So we have Rhondeau claiming Zullo said that Arpaio is putting the resources of the MCSD behind Zullo’s alleged investigation?

    Zullo is a proven repeat serial liar, and at the very best Rhondeau is a really poor version shrew and gossip, and we’re supposed to give any credence to any of this??? Why????

    This is just more Sharon the gossip repeating more of Zullo’s lies and fantasies, and that is always assuming that Zullo actually said anything to her and that she is not either just making it up as she goes along, or repeating something he said a long time ago.

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    nbc November 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Notorial Dissent: So we have Rhondeau claiming Zullo said that Arpaio is putting the resources of the MCSD behind Zullo’s alleged investigation?

    So either she has exposed the abuse of tax payer funds or she is wrong. Either way, she loses…

    Such a fool

  24. avatar
    aarrgghh November 23, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    Thinker: [quoting orly taitz] “It’s nothing, like you’ve seen before.”

    hands down the greatest of orly’s many verbal pratfalls. a single fleck of her spittle-like comma farts and doh! the intended meaning of her shrill screeching is completely inverted into crystal-clear candor. a classic.

  25. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    My favorite remains:

    “Kreep recently filed a motion to severe the case, which I stipulate to (I agree to). I used this motion to simply pour dirt on me.”

    aarrgghh: hands down the greatest of orly’s many verbal pratfalls.

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    gorefan November 23, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Notorial Dissent: So we have Rhondeau claiming Zullo said that Arpaio is putting the resources of the MCSD behind Zullo’s alleged investigation?

    He did make the claim here @ 6:00:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW3I0t6NUlA

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    JPotter November 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    The UNIVERSE SHATTERING info is on the move, supposedly being “hand-delivered” to “people” on Capitol Hill … and birfers, infected with some variation of Vogt’s “knowledge is incriminating” illogic, believe all persons who been so … uh … summoned, are now on the hook:

    “Unless Stockman acts now or unless it’s the others who act, they’ll be guilty of “COMPLICITY OF CRIMES”. Other crimes they come under the description of are several: omission, accessory, aiding and abetting, etc… so what we now have is that at least 200 people have personally received Sheriff’s Kits inside the Senate and Congress buildings (in front of witnesses and who were filmed/photographed in each case) and they can all face steep criminal charges unless they act upon the facts presented to them by the Sheriff’s Kits which contain the facts of a criminal investigation; the Joe Arpaio Cold Case Posse.”

    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/lt-zullouniverse-shattering-info-in-obama-fraud-video-all-washington-officials-sealed-jail-terms-unless-prosecute-obama-2830570.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=beforeitsnews

    Check that link for sweet photos of birfer idiots in action.

    Judging by the comments, The Faithful are under the impression that “200 people” = 200 Congresspeople, that every person on the Hill (other than the birfers) are Congresspersons, and that Congresspeople routinely accept handouts from random weirdos!

    “This wave of Sheriff’s Kits is swamping the government in Washington. It’s significant because the “Kits” that are out there, sitting in all these offices, being worked on, investigated and examined…”

    😉

  28. avatar
    aarrgghh November 23, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    congresscritter smith to aide: “sheriff kit? oh, just throw that on the pile with those whaddayamacallit presentment things we got in 2009 …”

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    RanTalbott November 23, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    JPotter: The Faithful are under the impression that “200 people” = 200 Congresspeople

    Volin, in his latest after-pointless-action report, said they gave out 300, of which 200 went to Congresscritters, so their “impression” is understandable.

    It’s significant because the “Kits” that are out there, sitting in all these offices, being worked on, investigated and examined…

    Yes, no doubt 2015 will see at least 3 Congressional interns presenting Masters theses on “The Efficacy of Optical Media in Preventing Damage to Furniture by Beverage Containers”.

  30. avatar
    Suranis November 24, 2013 at 5:10 am #

    I’m kinda proud that I was the one that spotted that sentence in her bollox screed and was the first to use it in its true sense on the Fogbow. *basks in reflected glory*

    aarrgghh: hands down the greatest of orly’s many verbal pratfalls. a single fleck of her spittle-like comma farts and doh! the intended meaning of her shrill screeching is completely inverted into crystal-clear candor. a classic.

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    Notorial Dissent November 24, 2013 at 8:04 am #

    And when was it actually recorded, and in what context?

    gorefan: He did make the claim here @ 6:00:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW3I0t6NUlA

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    Curious George November 24, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Now using the resources of the MCSD? Looking at the PPSimmons link:

    BREAKING! BREAKING! ANNOUNCED TODAY – Zullo: We have universe-shattering information! PLUS: Arpaio is fully… http://fb.me/15Oxzqye4
    6:46 PM – 22 Nov 2013

    Ar-pile-o’s mug is plastered on this page seeking funds for the CCP. Is this the extent of the MCSD resources being used….Sheriff Ar-pile-o’s picture?

  33. avatar
    JPotter November 24, 2013 at 10:59 am #

    JPotter: Check that link for sweet photos of birfer idiots in action.

    Far more visible evidence of derangement in action here:
    http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/when-will-we-get-the-truth-pic-gallery-birthers-hit-washington-cong-senate-video-2829742.html

    As suspected, they’re blessing anyone unfortunate to be stuck with politely entertaining nuts from the general public.

    I have no doubt that there are some nutty reds on the Hill who dabble in this crap, and might even be happy to be visited by birfers. But generally speaking, standard procedure when accosted by a loon is to smile, politely take Whatever It Is, assure them of interest and that appropriate action will be taken, move them on quickly, close door, rolls eyes, trash Whatever It Is (the appropriate action).

    Unfortunately, loons have no capacity to recognize when being shined on, and come away from these encounters feeling validated, empowered, and encouraged.

    Once targeted by these goofballs, there’s no winning. If you object to them upfront, you’re on their list for further harrassment, which is why people shine them on, rather than kick them to the curb. But, if you shine them on, and then do nothing, you’re on he list for failing to act, and a possible target for further harrassment.

    Once again, it’s the Giving Mouse a Cookie conundrum.

  34. avatar
    gorefan November 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Notorial Dissent: And when was it actually recorded, and in what context?

    Last Friday in an interview with Carl Gallups.

  35. avatar
    BatGuano November 25, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    mark gillar is claiming to know what the new “irrefutable” evidence is and that the MCSO resources are being used in the investigation. his comments are in this thread of mine:

    http://www.city-data.com/forum/politics-other-controversies/1998917-sheriff-joe-arpaio-back-birther-business.html

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    gorefan November 25, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    BatGuano: mark gillar is claiming to know what the new “irrefutable” evidence is

    I believe it has to do with the security paper. They think that the LFBC is printed on security paper that is different from the security paper that Hawaii uses for the short form BCs.

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    The Magic M November 25, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    Gallups stated that ‘mountains of evidence’ have been found

    Hm, I faintly remember “mountains of evidence” in birther context. Wasn’t that verbiage used by Taitz in her first cases? Or was it Trump? Or the initial Zullo?

    nbc: another non-event where they announce that they have dropped the forgery claims angle and are now looking for something even more ‘devastating’.

    What else could they say? They wasted years of ‘research’ time on a non-issue.

    100% to the point. “Hey, look over here, forget about the birth certificate, the better stuff is in my other hand!”

    gorefan: They think that the LFBC is printed on security paper that is different from the security paper that Hawaii uses for the short form BCs.

    I doubt it. Even a child can refute this by saying “It was 3 years later, they used a different batch of security paper, so what?”. This would not “convince the greatest skeptic”, they would need something more for that, something that would take us Obots at least a day to refute.

  38. avatar
    Daniel November 26, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Just got an email from Sh’riff Joe inviting me to his upcoming Western “Conservatives” gala. Funny but there’s no mention at all of Zullo’s “Investigation”.
    ———————————————–
    Hello!
    I am Sheriff Joe Arpaio and I have the privilege of inviting you to Phoenix, Arizona on February 21st and 22nd, 2014 to attend the Western Conservative Conference.

    Patriots from around the country will be gathering to discuss our Second Amendment rights, immigration, attacks on the Tea Party, our compromised national security and other hot topics on the mind of all freedom loving and law abiding Americans.

    At Saturday night’s gala, I have the honor of being ‘Roasted” by some of my best friends including rock star Ted Nugent, actor Steven Seagal, Representative Matt Salmon, Senator Russell Pearce, AG Bob Corbin and an all star cast. This will be a fun evening (maybe not for me) and the all day Conference promises to bring in some of the best and brightest leaders that you won’t want to miss.

    Please go to westernconservative.org to sign up early and see who will be attending and sponsoring this outstanding event. The ticket prices are bargain basement and I encourage you to take advantage of the early bird specials which end December 31. Come join me in Phoenix on February 22nd! Be a part of making history and defining America’s future. Our freedoms are in the balance and together we can and will make a difference.

    Until then,

    Sheriff Joe Arpaio

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    gorefan November 26, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Daniel: Just got an email from Sh’riff Joe inviting me to his upcoming Western “Conservatives” gala.

    From their website:

    “This year we are planning important panels on Immigration, Taxes, Attacks on the Tea Party, States Rights, and Obama’s Fraud, plus a Roast Honoring Sheriff Joe Arpaio.”

    Will this be when they reveal the universe shattering information?