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Flash: Arpaio has 2 full-time detectives investigating Obama! (or not!)

Yes friends, the inmates are running the asylum in Maricopa County, Arizona!

or not!

Here’s the story as it stood at 3:40 PM this afternoon, Phoenix time:

The Arizona’s Politics blog reported statements direct from the Sheriff’s Office saying that Arpaio has assigned two full-time detectives to the Obama investigation. They are investigating issues “surrounding” Obama’s birth certificate.

Arpaio spokesperson Lt. Brandon Jones confirmed to Arizona’s Politics that the detectives are working on the related investigation. After first referring the matter to Zullo for comment, Jones stated: "We have two Sheriff’s detectives assigned to look into other issues surrounding the birth certificate, however they are not investigating the birth certificate issue itself."

It will be interesting to see what the citizens of Maricopa County and the Board of Supervisors think about that!

but not so fast!

Arizona’s Politics now reports a change in the story:

MCSO Lt. Brandon Jones states that he "was misinformed" when he had confirmed the information earlier. He now states that "The detectives are not working on anything regarding the birth certificate. Not even surrounding. Mr Zullo was incorrect, they are working on other sensitive cases not even related."

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Not related to what? Did the MCSO throw Zullo under the bus? What’s a fellow to think? Here’s the dialog on the Gallups show, starting about the 2:50 minute mark.

Gallups: You continue to work, because it’s my understanding, and I’m going to be very general here, you can be more detailed if you want, but it’s my understanding even recently you guys have uncovered even more stuff, so I mean… you’re shooting for March, but it might even be a little delayed if you guys keep finding more of this heavy-duty stuff. Am I anywhere near right on all that?

Zullo: You’re correct, Carl. I don’t know how this is all gonna play out. I know that the criminal investigation that we’re working on now, Sheriff Arpaio has dedicated resources in two full-time Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detectives. These are seasoned pros that are working this. These are the guys that go hunt down the really bad guys …

I suspect there will be more to come!

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85 Responses to Flash: Arpaio has 2 full-time detectives investigating Obama! (or not!)

  1. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Looks like Arizona Politics blew it or the MCSO woke up. In either case Zullo is now under the bus:

    BREAKING UPDATE: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office DENIES Detectives Are Working On Criminal Ancillary Investigation Related To Obama Birth Certificate Probe

    http://arizonaspolitics.blogspot.com/

  2. avatar
    john February 10, 2014 at 10:05 pm #

    Hey! This Sounds Just Mike Evans.

    Remember Mike Evans said that Governor Abercrombie said there was no birth certificate and then the very next day Mike Evans said he never talked to Governor Abercrombie.

  3. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy February 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm #

    Thanks, Carl. This makes the story even better!

  4. avatar
    mimi February 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm #

    I don’t know how they could have been confused in the first place. What are those two detectives working on?

  5. avatar
    RanTalbott February 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm #

    Maybe they opened an Internal Affairs investigation because Roxie filed a complaint about them repeatedly calling her a “forger”. ;-)

    But I’m still hoping that some disgruntled donor called “fraud” on the CCP for their many misrepresentations.

  6. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 10, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    CarlOrcas:
    Looks like Arizona Politics blew it or the MCSO woke up. In either case Zullo is now under the bus:

    BREAKING UPDATE: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office DENIES Detectives Are Working On Criminal Ancillary Investigation Related To Obama Birth Certificate Probe

    http://arizonaspolitics.blogspot.com/

    Notice how in the quote from Lt. Jones he refers to Mike Zullo as “Mr. Zullo”

  7. avatar
    gorefan February 10, 2014 at 10:20 pm #

    mimi:
    I don’t know how they could have been confused in the first place.What are those two detectives working on?

    The MCSO spokesman first told the reporter to talk to Zullo. Maybe the spokesman himself talked to Zullo, who gave him the two detective story but then the spokesman talked to the real detectives who just laughed out loud.

  8. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Notice how in the quote from Lt. Jones he refers to Mike Zullo as “Mr. Zullo”

    Yep. Another couple days like this and it’ll be “Who?”

  9. avatar
    john February 10, 2014 at 10:27 pm #

    This sounds like a Mike Evans moment. Governor Abercrombie told the press that he couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate after an investigation but instead found a state notation that Obama’s birth was written down. Then Mike Evans came on a dozen radio shows and said empathically that Governor Abercrombie told him directly that no birth certificate existed. After 10,000 people started calling the governor’s office, the next day Mike Evans changed his story and said that he really didn’t talk to Governor Abercrombie.

  10. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Thanks, Carl. This makes the story even better!

    My pleasure…..in so many ways.

    There is no joy in Birtherstan tonight!

  11. avatar
    Jim February 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    Doc, you can quote me on this one…BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

  12. avatar
    roxy7655 February 10, 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    RanTalbott:
    Maybe they opened an Internal Affairs investigation because Roxie filed a complaint about them repeatedly calling her a “forger”.

    I confessed to messing with the LFBC image so the Conspiracy-Hallucinating Anomaly Squad would make fools of themselves, but I still maintain no forgery occurred because I didn’t alter any of the information.

    I guess they’ll just have to investigate.

    Good luck serving me,boys. Hee hee!

  13. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 10, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    john:
    This sounds like a Mike Evans moment.Governor Abercrombie told the press that he couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate after an investigation but instead found a state notation that Obama’s birth was written down.Then Mike Evans came on a dozen radio shows and said empathically that Governor Abercrombie told him directly that no birth certificate existed.After 10,000 people started calling the governor’s office, the next day Mike Evans changed his story and said that he really didn’t talk to Governor Abercrombie.

    Evans showed up on one show not a dozen and retracted within a few days. He never actually said he spoke with Abercrombie but called his office. He didn’t “emphatically” say that Abercrombie told him anything. He didn’t say that Abercrombie said there was no birth certificate. If you’re going to repeat birther memes at least get the details correct.

    Why did you run away again tonight in the Mike Volin chat “John”

  14. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 10:41 pm #

    john:
    Hey! This Sounds Just Mike Evans.

    Remember Mike Evans said that Governor Abercrombie said there was no birth certificate and then the very next day Mike Evans said he never talked to Governor Abercrombie.

    Be sure to look both ways before you step off the curb, john……those buses can hurt.

  15. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Why did you run away again tonight in the Mike Volin chat “John”

    He had to catch a bus.

  16. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 10:46 pm #

    john: This sounds like a Mike Evans moment.

    Actually, john it smells like Zullo got caught. Given your close relationship tell us what his explanation is. You can…..can’t you?

  17. avatar
    Reality Check February 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    I suspect Lt. Jones talked to Zulllo first who of course lied because that is what he does. Then Jones checked it out with the folks in the office and they gave him the real poop after laughing their asses off for five minutes.

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    Rickey February 10, 2014 at 10:51 pm #

    john:
    Governor Abercrombie told the press that he couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate after an investigation but instead found a state notation that Obama’s birth was written down.

    Now you’re lying again. Abercrombie never, ever said that he couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate. Weren’t you ever taught about bearing false witness?

  19. avatar
    john February 10, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    I don’t think Zullo got caught, i think the sheriff’s office got caught and now they trying to backpedal. It’s just like the Mike Evans/Governor Abrcrombie backpedal.

  20. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 10, 2014 at 10:52 pm #

    john:
    This sounds like a Mike Evans moment.Governor Abercrombie told the press that he couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate after an investigation but instead found a state notation that Obama’s birth was written down.Then Mike Evans came on a dozen radio shows and said empathically that Governor Abercrombie told him directly that no birth certificate existed.After 10,000 people started calling the governor’s office, the next day Mike Evans changed his story and said that he really didn’t talk to Governor Abercrombie.

    Do you ever stop lying?

  21. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    Reality Check:
    I suspect Lt. Jones talked to Zulllo first who of course lied because that is what he does. Then Jones checked it out with the folks in the office and they gave him the real poop after laughing their asses off for five minutes.

    Joe Mannix has figured it out at BR……

    Hold on a minute fella’s. I just noticed ‘ArizonaPolitics.com’ is posting over at Fogbow and noticed he has 21 posts to date there. This could be a deception by Obots to attempt to make Zullo out to be liar. We need confirmation from another trustworthy source. I don’t think a spokes person from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office would be on the phone this time of night talking to a blogger about what is going on with these detectives.

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/mcso-confirms-then-denies-sheriff.html

    As the stories on Arizonapolitics.com clearly indicate they talked to the MCSO mid-afternoon….during normal business hours.

    It’s going to be a long, ugly night in the Birtherstan Spin Room.

  22. avatar
    Mitch M February 10, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Awesome! I am somebody!

    Hi, my name is Mitch Martinson, and I am an Obot.

    Guess I’ll have to mosey over there and post a pic of the e-mail for Joe Mannix. (I wonder if he’s related – I loved that show.)

  23. avatar
    Mitch M February 10, 2014 at 11:17 pm #

    I had replied here before (about 20 mins ago), but must’ve done something wrong.

    Carl (Orcas), I tried to carefully report Lt. Jones’ comments, but can see where it might’ve become confusing. I included the gist of his “I’m misinformed” statement; the full quote was “Mitch, I was misinformed. The detectives are not working on anything regarding the birth certificate. Not even surrounding. Mr Zullo was incorrect, they are working on other sensitive cases not even related.”

    He then thanked me for promptly running his new information.

    Hope that clarifies.

  24. avatar
    Curious George February 10, 2014 at 11:31 pm #

    Maybe Mr. Zullo pulled out his pretend Cracker Jack badge one too many times and finally got caught? He’s gone from Commander to Mr. Zullo. I see bus tire treads all over his torso. Sometimes life is really unfair.

  25. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy February 10, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    You will need to make a YouTube video to establish chain of custody.

    Mitch M:
    Awesome! I am somebody!

    Hi, my name is Mitch Martinson, and I am an Obot.

    Guess I’ll have to mosey over there and post a pic of the e-mail for Joe Mannix.(I wonder if he’s related – I loved that show.)

  26. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 10, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    john:
    I don’t think Zullo got caught, i think the sheriff’s office got caught and now they trying to backpedal.It’s just like the Mike Evans/Governor Abrcrombie backpedal.

    You mean the Mike Evans/Abercrombie story you got totally wrong? How can we trust you when you can’t even get your own birther memes correct upon retelling? Also John you didn’t tell us why you ran away in Mike Volin’s chatroom tonight.

  27. avatar
    Thinker February 10, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    I’m sure you will find that birthers are more than willing to consider your evidence before they call you a marxist and a communist and accuse you of committing treason.

    Mitch M:
    Awesome! I am somebody!

    Hi, my name is Mitch Martinson, and I am an Obot.

    Guess I’ll have to mosey over there and post a pic of the e-mail for Joe Mannix.(I wonder if he’s related – I loved that show.)

  28. avatar
    alg February 10, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    And, this is a surprise?

    Kudos to Arizona Politics for following up on the rumor. Mr. Zullo will have lots of ‘splainin’ to do on this week’s Fellatio Friday.

  29. avatar
    Curious George February 10, 2014 at 11:46 pm #

    Mitch M:
    “Awesome! I am somebody!

    Hi, my name is Mitch Martinson, and I am an Obot.

    Guess I’ll have to mosey over there and post a pic of the e-mail for Joe Mannix.(I wonder if he’s related – I loved that show.)”

    Some have suggested they may be related.

  30. avatar
    Curious George February 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Joe Mannix

    “This could be a deception by Obots to attempt to make Zullo out to be liar. ”

    Hasn’t he done this all on his own? This is a Kodak comedy moment. I can’t wait for the fallout in March.

  31. avatar
    Publius February 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Someone needs to correct those guys at the MCSO. It’s CHIEF INSPECTOR Zullo.

    Gallups: “…so I mean… you’re shooting for March, but it might even be a little delayed if you guys keep finding more of this heavy-duty stuff.”

    BWAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAAAAAAAA!

  32. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 10, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    john:
    I don’t think Zullo got caught, i think the sheriff’s office got caught and now they trying to backpedal.It’s just like the Mike Evans/Governor Abrcrombie backpedal.

    How did the SO get caught? The SO didn’t say last Friday on an internet radio program that two paid detectives had been assigned to the birth certificate investigation. Zullo did.

  33. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 12:04 am #

    Mitch M: He then thanked me for promptly running his new information.

    Hope that clarifies.

    It does and you handled it just right.

    Have you gotten a response/explanation from Mr. Zullo yet?

  34. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 11, 2014 at 12:10 am #

    CarlOrcas: It does and you handled it just right.

    Have you gotten a response/explanation from Mr. Zullo yet?

    Maybe when he talks to Zullo he can ask what his official rank is and why he allows Carl Gallups to continue to call him a Lt. without correcting him

  35. avatar
    Curious George February 11, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    I’m told KPHO 5 Phoenix reported that Sheriff Arpaio denied that two MCSO detectives have been assigned to investigate issues related to the Obama birth certificate. I’m searching for a link. This doesn’t look good for Mr. Z.

  36. avatar
    alg February 11, 2014 at 12:16 am #

    Well, of course, Zullo is probably in deep yogurt for spilling the beans about his universe shattering investigation in Arizona to a penny ante talk radio show from Florida. He’s let the cat out of the bag and disclosed the Sheriff’s work on a sooper secret investigation. Disciplinary procedures are probably in the making. Count on His Excellency Commander Zullo being demoted to Cracker Jacks Detective kit deputy Zullo. :-)

  37. avatar
    bgansel9 February 11, 2014 at 12:27 am #

    There have been questions about whether county taxes are paying for birther investigation activity or not. That’s my only concern. This report seems to be trying to throw county taxpayers off the scent. I think if Zullo is doing any birther investigation, it’s all being funded through donations of the Surprise Tea Party. – http://www.surpriseteapartypatriots.com/cold-case-posse/

  38. avatar
    Arthur February 11, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    john:
    I don’t think Zullo got caught, i think the sheriff’s office got caught and now they trying to backpedal.

    So now you’re saying that Sheriff Arpaio and the MCSO are liars? Works for me.

  39. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Maybe when he talks to Zullo he can ask what his official rank is and why he allows Carl Gallups to continue to call him a Lt. without correcting him

    Just for the record: Zullo has no official rank. At best his title is Commander of the Cold Case Posse, a non-profit charitable corporation. Commander is not a rank in the MCSO and, of course the posse isn’t part of the MCSO according to Sheriff Arpaio. Other than that……

  40. avatar
    JPotter February 11, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    Very much enjoyed BR fast and furious spinning on this one! The capper for me was the comment left below (Set your Denialyzers to “Alternate Universe” before reading)

    M.B. · 26 minutes ago
    I’m sure that Mike Zullo will soon issue an explanation that clears up this confusion. To not do so will allow Obots to label this as a lie on Zullo’s part. In a day or two it will most likely be revealed that Lt. Jones simply didn’t have the right information (perhaps it’s a security issue) and that Mike was right all along. It’s completely outside of Mike Zullo’s character to lie or misrepresent something.

    Overall, I’m stunned that they aren’t asserting this is all a natural result of the top sekrit / need-to-know nature of such a sensitive endeavor ( :P ) … instead they’re exhorting each other to patiently await the explanation for this confusion.

    They don’t seem to be, as ‘M.B.’ would say, “staying strong” ;)

    Yes, stay strong … the birf is strong in that one …

  41. avatar
    Thinker February 11, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    I see the birthers at Birther Report have welcomed Mitch M. just as I suspected they would–with hostility and accusations. LOL. http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/mcso-confirms-then-denies-sheriff.html

  42. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Curious George:
    I’m told KPHO 5 Phoenix reported that Sheriff Arpaio denied that two MCSO detectives have been assigned to investigate issues related to the Obama birth certificate.I’m searching for a link. This doesn’t look good for Mr. Z.

    I checked the KPHO site and nothing so far. Sometimes their 10 o’clock news stories don’t show up on line until the next day.

    As far as Zullo is concerned I can’t wait to see how he explains it.

  43. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    Thinker:
    I see the birthers at Birther Report have welcomed Mitch M. just as I suspected they would–with hostility and accusations. LOL. http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/mcso-confirms-then-denies-sheriff.html

    Nasty bunch. “Joe Mannix” is trying to track him down and says he found someone with the same name who lives “6.3 miles from Orly Taitz office”.

    Wow!! What a detective. The real Joe Mannix is spinning in his grave.

  44. avatar
    Curious George February 11, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    Bgansel9

    “There have been questions about whether county taxes are paying for birther investigation activity or not. That’s my only concern. This report seems to be trying to throw county taxpayers off the scent. I think if Zullo is doing any birther investigation, it’s all being funded through donations of the Surprise Tea Party. –”

    County tax dollars ($9,000+ ) were used on at least one of Zullo’s hops to Hawaii with a deputy sheriff.

  45. avatar
    gorefan February 11, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    CarlOrcas: The real Joe Mannix is spinning in his grave.

    I think he is still alive.

  46. avatar
    Arthur February 11, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    gorefan: I think he is still alive.

    This will kill him.

  47. avatar
    Curious George February 11, 2014 at 1:14 am #

    Report updated 6:28 pm, Arizona Politics.

    http://arizonaspolitics.blogspot.com/2014/02/breaking-update-maricopa-county.html?m=1

    Well Zullo has really worked himself into a corner.

  48. avatar
    Curious George February 11, 2014 at 1:17 am #

    It doesn’t get any more clear than this.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ftCXG8P9mWQ/UvmnVltrvZI/AAAAAAAABNY/Sbjn-fekZ-g/s1600/mcso+021014.PNG

  49. avatar
    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 1:27 am #

    gorefan: I think he is still alive.

    You are absolutely correct. 88 and still kicking according to Wikipedia.

  50. avatar
    Suranis February 11, 2014 at 2:21 am #

    John, You better have a char with tracies dad. He seems to be exibiting a severe ack of conficence. Moving the goalpasts 2 months ahead of time is a new record!

    http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/mcso-confirms-then-denies-sheriff.html#IDComment793668427

    tracies dad · 1 hour ago
    This is clearly another of a long string of attempts by Team Orly to discredit Team Arpaio. It will no more succeed than those in the past. Even if there is a delay in the release of information, the whole world will most likely know the more important aspects of it before the end of this year.

    By the end of this year??? I’M SHAKING

  51. avatar
    Curious George February 11, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    Here’s what Zullo has accomplished with his Freedom Friday revelation. He has apparently falsely indicated that paid MCSO detectives are working on a criminal investigation that is an offshoot of his birth certificate “investigation.” When he did that he branded Arpaio as a liar. Arpaio said he would not use tax payer dollars for the birth certificate investigation. Zullo statement really puts the Sheriff’s credibility in a bind with the taxpayers. Smooth move Private Zullo.

  52. avatar
    RanTalbott February 11, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    Curious George: When he did that he branded Arpaio as a liar

    Well, no, not necessarily.

    Try this scenario: a friend tells Zullo at a party that he’s heard about someone forging AZ driver’s licenses, and he’s read somewhee that Zullo is “investigating identity fraud for the Sheriff”. Or an audience member at one of his dog-and-pony shows tells him about a meth lab out in the county, and hopes he’ll get his friend Shurf Joe to look into it.

    Zullo passes along the tip to the real police and, eager to show that he’s not on the Biggest Snipe Hunt of the Century, claims (dishonestly, but not entirely falsely) it’s “an offshoot” of his work. When queried, the MCSO says “No, nothing to do with Obama or those silly birfers”.

    No “branding”: just Zullo engaging in some foolish bragging.

  53. avatar
    The Magic M (not logged in) February 11, 2014 at 5:34 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: why he allows Carl Gallups to continue to call him a Lt. without correcting him

    Maybe Zullo officially changed his first name to match the infamous Lieutenant Quarles Harris (sp?). “My name is Zullo. Lieutenant Zullo.”

  54. avatar
    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater February 11, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    CarlOrcas: Nasty bunch. “Joe Mannix” is trying to track him down and says he found someone with the same name who lives “6.3 miles from Orly Taitz office”.

    Wow!! What a detective. The real Joe Mannix is spinning in his grave.

    This is the same Joe Mannix who claimed a few months ago that Zullo was going to use the sheriff’s office to investigate obots.

  55. avatar
    HistorianDude February 11, 2014 at 8:31 am #

    john:
    This sounds like a Mike Evans moment.Governor Abercrombie told the press that he couldn’t find Obama’s birth certificate after an investigation but instead found a state notation that Obama’s birth was written down.Then Mike Evans came on a dozen radio shows and said empathically that Governor Abercrombie told him directly that no birth certificate existed.After 10,000 people started calling the governor’s office, the next day Mike Evans changed his story and said that he really didn’t talk to Governor Abercrombie.

    You really have to stop making stuff up Jim. Abercrombie has never said (and never “told the press”) that he couldn’t find the President’s birth certificate. And there aren’t 10,000 people who actually care about this issue at all, let alone called the governor’s office.

    Mike Evans got caught in a lie. Deal with it.

  56. avatar
    Majority Will February 11, 2014 at 8:55 am #

    The Magic M (not logged in): Maybe Zullo officially changed his first name to match the infamous Lieutenant Quarles Harris (sp?). “My name is Zullo. Lieutenant Zullo.”

    He was named “Leiutenant Quarles Harris Jr.”

    His story is another classic case of bigoted birthers running with misinformation and then ignoring the truth with “LALALALALALALA! I CAN’T HEAR YOU!”

    There was smoke because of the birthers’ smoke machines.

  57. avatar
    Reality Check February 11, 2014 at 9:00 am #

    Mitch

    Thanks for posting the email from Lt. Jones. As you may or may not know I am one of the individuals whom Zullo had said previously was a “person of interest” in some sort of investigation. I called the MCSO and talked to a Sgt. Crosby there. He laughed it off.

    This helps confirm my suspicion that Mike Zullo is a FOJ (Friend of Joe) but is viewed as a buffoon by the professional LEO’s inside the MCSO.

  58. avatar
    JPotter February 11, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Curious George: Arpaio said he would not use tax payer dollars for the birth certificate investigation.

    You mean, except for that one time, in Hawaii, in 2012? When a $9600 tab was run up on a sideshow, after which Arpaio offered to make it good with a $5,000 “donation” from the CCCP? Privatization of public law enforcement resources aside, $5000 is [ greater than / less than / equal to ] $9600 …. hmmm, so early for such difficult objectivities ….

  59. avatar
    Thinker February 11, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Ha! We made Wonkette!
    “Joe Arpaio’s Birther Investigation So Secret Not Even Joe Arpaio Knows What’s Going On”

    http://wonkette.com/541657/joe-arpaios-birther-investigation-so-secret-not-even-joe-arpaio-knows-whats-going-on

  60. avatar
    roxy7655 February 11, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Reality Check: I am one of the individuals whom Zullo had said previously was a “person of interest” in some sort of investigation.

    They said the same about me, and I’m just office equipment!

    Say… wouldn’t that make me an “object of interest?” How humiliating!

  61. avatar
    realist February 11, 2014 at 10:53 am #

    “These are the guys that go hunt down the really bad guys …”

    Then what the hell would they be doing assigned to a non-issue/non-investigation of non-entities. Kind of a waste of manpower while the “really bad guys” (who they also don’t seem to bother investigating/arresting go about their merry way.

  62. avatar
    Arthur February 11, 2014 at 10:55 am #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: This is the same Joe Mannix who claimed a few months ago that Zullo was going to use the sheriff’s office to investigate obots.

    And here’s Joe’s latest spin on the Zullo scandal:

    “No Zullo hasn’t been busted in any lie! The detectives are working on something that the birth certificate indirectly led the investigation to but is considered separate from the birth certificate.”

    WTF?

  63. avatar
    Mitch M February 11, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Interesting, R.C., and thanks.

  64. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG February 11, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    Sounds like the birthers are engaged in serious damage control mode!

  65. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 11, 2014 at 11:05 am #

    Arthur: And here’s Joe’s latest spin on the Zullo scandal: “No Zullo hasn’t been busted in any lie! The detectives are working on something that the birth certificate indirectly led the investigation to but is considered separate from the birth certificate.”WTF?

    That’s some linguistic judo there. I’m still waiting for the day that Zullo gets busted on the truth.

  66. avatar
    aarrgghh February 11, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    our nation’s throne
    he did usurp
    treason argle
    bargle derp
    burma shave

  67. avatar
    Arthur February 11, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    aarrgghh:
    our nation’s throne
    he did usurp
    treason argle
    bargle derp
    burma shave

    Brilliant!

  68. avatar
    RanTalbott February 11, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Arthur: WTF?

    Sounds like the hypothetical I posted a little earlier: Zullo got a tip about a real crime, and is trying to tie it to the CCP’s snipe hunt to make it seem like it’s not an unalloyed waste. Sorta like a drunk driver who crashes into a convenience store while it’s being robbed, accidentally hits the robber, and knocks him unconscious.

    “The ‘Civilian Cromestopper of the Month award ceremony has been postponed due to the incarceration of the recipient”…

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    sfjeff February 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    Nancy R Owens:
    Congress has placed a foreign King on the American Throne. Does this render Congress obsolete?

    http://WWW.IFORGEDOBAMASBIRTHCERTIFICATES.COM

    Is that Korean Elvis?

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    bgansel9 February 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Curious George: County tax dollars ($9,000+ ) were used on at least one of Zullo’s hops to Hawaii with a deputy sheriff.

    Yeah, that’s when the questioning started.

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    bgansel9 February 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    realist: “These are the guys that go hunt down the really bad guys …”

    Arpaio has about 70 different posse units. These CCP posse members aren’t the guys that go after the really bad guys. LOL

    http://www.mcso.org/About/Posse.aspx

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    Majority Will February 11, 2014 at 12:38 pm #

    Arthur: And here’s Joe’s latest spin on the Zullo scandal:

    “No Zullo hasn’t been busted in any lie! The detectives are working on something that the birth certificate indirectly led the investigation to but is considered separate from the birth certificate.”

    WTF?

    Maybe Grand Commander Zullo has just now discovered his own fraud and he is furiously investigating himself.

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    gorefan February 11, 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Arthur: And here’s Joe’s latest spin on the Zullo scandal:

    Where is that from?

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    realist February 11, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    bgansel9: Arpaio has about 70 different posse units. These CCP posse members aren’t the guys that go after the really bad guys. LOL

    http://www.mcso.org/About/Posse.aspx

    That was a quote from Doc’s story and does not refer to any of the CCP members, rather to Zullo (or Gallups) remark re the two SOs supposedly investigating on behalf of MCSO.

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    realist February 11, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    Arthur: “No Zullo hasn’t been busted in any lie! The detectives are working on something that the birth certificate indirectly led the investigation to but is considered separate from the birth certificate.”

    Who stated that? Arpaio? Gallups? FALCON? LOL Where is that from and is there a link, please?

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    Arthur February 11, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    gorefan: Where is that from?

    realist: Who stated that? Arpaio? Gallups? FALCON? LOL Where is that from and is there a link, please?

    That’s from Joe Mannix. Here’s the link: http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/ann-coulter-if-obama-were-born-in-another-country.html

    His comment appears about 3/4 down the comment section.

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    Krosis February 11, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    But I wa-a-a-ant my universe-shattering information! W-will Zullo still release the universe-shattering evidence?

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    Reality Check February 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    No source is given. I think it is wishful thinking or referring to Zullo’s original claim.

    Arthur: That’s from Joe Mannix. Here’s the link: http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/ann-coulter-if-obama-were-born-in-another-country.html

    His comment appears about 3/4 down the comment section.

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    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 1:42 pm #

    Arthur:
    That’s from Joe Mannix. Here’s the link: http://www.birtherreport.com/2014/02/ann-coulter-if-obama-were-born-in-another-country.html

    His comment appears about 3/4 down the comment section.

    Here it is…..

    Joe Mannix · 3 hours ago
    No Zullo hasn’t been busted in any lie! The detectives are working on something that the birth certificate indirectly led the investigation to but is considered separate from the birth certificate.

    My guess is they’re after one of the overnight cleaning people who parked in the Sheriff’s reserved parking place at the new headquarters building.

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    CarlOrcas February 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Reality Check: No source is given.

    There’s a shock. Next thing you’re going to tell me Shirley Temple died!!

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    gorefan February 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    Arthur: That’s from Joe Mannix.

    Got it – that was Joe Mannix’s opinion.

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    JPotter February 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Last ditch drive by Joe Montanix, throwing wildly in a desperate effort to distract attention away from the view behind the birfer curtain … wait, what’s that? “Mannix” you say?

    Oh.

    Well, how dull.

    Back to siesta time.

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    donna February 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    Joe Arpaio’s Birther Investigation So Secret Not Even Joe Arpaio Knows What’s Going On

    http://wonkette.com/541657/joe-arpaios-birther-investigation-so-secret-not-even-joe-arpaio-knows-whats-going-on

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    Benji Franklin February 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Publius: Someone needs to correct those guys at the MCSO. It’s CHIEF INSPECTOR Zullo.

    Karl GallOops!: “Okay, Listeners, we’ve got my good Obama-hating friend and serial liar, Mike Zoo Low, on the phone with us, and remember Listeners that tapes of our Free Dumb Friday Programs also err the following day as the 25 Cent Stupid Saturday Program! Now Mike, the investigation of Obama document fraud continues to broaden and deepen, already shattering the universe, with its irrelevance. And speaking of fraud, am I anywhere near sane, Mike? Because the Obots are GOING WILD!”

    Parade Grand Marshall and Mia Copa County Jail Charwoman Trainer Mike ZooLow: “No, Karl. As I said previously, I don’t know how this is all gonna play out. I know that for the Obama-related criminal investigation that we’re working on now, Sheriff Our Pie Hole dedicated resources in two full-time Mia Copa County Sheriff’s Office detectives, over 450 part-timers sporting their cardboard badge from the Sheriff’s Kit , and 250 armed magnifying glass toting senior citizens acting as Mia Copa Irregulars, but now on a high-fiber diet.”

    Karl GallOops!: “Forgive, me for interrupting Mike, but Sheriff Our Pie Hole just called on another line and said that none of that is true, he says he wants you gone and all of this over within 90 days straight up, or lose the Hitler mustache.”

    Mike ZooLow: “Well, Karl, NOT A PROBLEM and that’s a possibility but with another dozen or so Usurper investigations, we may be past that March target date, but certainly no later than the year 2076, unless the Tricentenial festivities create press conference scheduling problems.”

    Karl GallOops!: “Well, generous Listeners, we’re 62 years out from a date certain on those announcements, but golly, air-time during the Tricentenial – that won’t come cheap, am I right about that Mike?”

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    Dave B. February 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    I believe it’s “Head Duck-weigher-in-charge.”

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Maybe when he talks to Zullo he can ask what his official rank is and why he allows Carl Gallups to continue to call him a Lt. without correcting him