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Joe Arpaio: The steady drip

It’s not every court case where just the status conference makes the newspapers, but the trials and perils of Sheriff Joe Arpaio seems to be one of them. I’ve published several articles since the contempt hearing in Melendres v Arpaio last month, but the Arizona media has been, it seems to me, relentless. Here’s what I’ve found:

Date Source Article
4/19/2015 AZFamily (ABC 3) Sheriff Arpaio admits contempt of court
4/21/2015 AZCentral Arpaio VS Judge in contempt case
4/21/2015 KPHO Sheriff Joe Arpaio heads to court on Tuesday
4/22/2015 KJZZ MCSO Sergeant: Sheriff Arpaio Violated Court Order On Immigration Enforcement
4/22/2015 KPHO The contempt of court hearing for Sheriff Joe Arpaio continues
4/22/2015 Phoenix New Times Sheriff Joe Arpaio is “Done,” Says Arpaio’s Former Top Aide, Book Writer Brian Sands
4/23/2015 AZCentral Actually, Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s week CAN get worse
4/23/2015 KJZZ Arpaio Takes the Stand in Contempt of Court Case
4/23/2015 KJZZ Arpaio Admits To Secret Investigation Of Judge’s Wife
4/23/2015 AZCentral Arpaio takes stand in contempt hearing
4/23/2015 AZCentral Is Sheriff Joe Arpaio having his Evan Mecham moment?
4/23/2015 AZCentral Arpaio admits he hired PI to investigate judge’s wife
4/23/2015 AZCentral Arpaio investigates his enemies? Say it isn’t so!
4/23/2015 AZCentral You know you’ve lost it when you start spying on the judge’s wife
4/23/2015 AZCentral A tale of 2 Arpaios: Sheriff Joe takes the stand
4/23/2015 AZFamily (ABC 3) Arpaio shifts blame over disobeying court order
4/23/2015 AZFamily (ABC 3) Arpaio’s federally appointed monitor addresses community
4/23/2015 AZFamily (ABC 3) Arpaio  testifies in racial-profiling case
4/23/2015 KPHO Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be back on the witness stand
4/23/2015 Phoenix New Times Noose Tightens Around Arpaio’s Neck as He Channels Ronnie Reagan in Day Two of Contempt Trial
4/24/2015 AZCentral Contempt hearing unmasks Joe Arpaio
4/24/2015 KJZZ Arpaio’s Admission Of Investigation Into Judge’s Wife Stuns Courtroom
4/24/2015 AZCentral Top Arpaio aide Jerry Sheridan: I did not defy court
4/24/2015 AZCentral Arpaio’s top aide accused of lying to court monitor
4/24/2015 AZCentral Arpaio’s court performance is almost pitiable. Almost
4/24/2015 KPHO Arpaio admits to hiring private agents to investigate judge’s wife
4/24/2015 Phoenix New Times Arpaio Will Continue to Defy Judge Snow Until He’s Held in Contempt
4/24/2015 Phoenix New Times Arpaio Cops to Investigating Federal Judge, Judge’s Wife, Confirming New Times Story
4/25/2015 KPHO Sheriff Joe Arpaio was concerned about CIA wiretaps on MCSO phones
4/25/2015 KJZZ Sheriff Arpaio’s Chief Deputy: We Did Not Investigate Judge’s Wife
4/25/2015 KJZZ Arpaio’s Second-In-Command Testifies In Contempt Hearing
4/25/2015 AZCentral Arpaio civil-contempt hearing recap: Case of surprises
4/25/2015 AZFamily (ABC 3) Sheriff Arpaio contempt hearing
4/25/2015 Phoenix New Times Arpaio’s Chief Deputy Confirms Wack Investigations of Judge’s Wife, CIA, DOJ, etc.
4/27/2015 AZCentral Check under rocks for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s ‘friends’
4/27/2015 AZCentral Snow vs. Arpaio is a battle of bullies
4/27/2015 AZCentral MCSO can’t rebuild trust with Arpaio in charge
4/28/2015 AZCentral Joe Arpaio’s no bully, his supporters say
4/28/2015 AZCentral Why we shouldn’t elect sheriffs
4/28/2015 KPHO Arpaio supporters backing away
4/28/2015 Arizona Star Arpaio immigration case attorney quits, citing ethical conflicts
4/28/2015 Phoenix New Times National Media on Arpaio Contempt Trial: Formerly Brash Sheriff Contrite on Stand
4/28/2015 Capitol Times Ducey taking wait-and-see approach on Arpaio contempt case
4/28/2015 Verde Independent Editorial: Latest news on Sheriff Joe is no laughing matter
4/28/2015 AZ Daily Sun Arpaio attorney quits two other cases
4/29/2015 ABC15 Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawyers object to judge’s line of questioning
4/29/2015 AZ Daily Wildcat Column: Sheriff Joe has finally gone too far
4/29/2015 KJZZ Revelation that Sheriff Arpaio Hired Informant for CIA Investigation Raises New Legal Questions
4/29/2015 KJZZ Attorneys Debate Judge’s Questioning of Arpaio on Secret Investigations
4/29/2015 KJZZ Was It Ethical For Sheriff Arpaio To Investigate Comments By Judge’s Wife?
4/29/2015 AZCentral Arpaio objects to judge’s questioning on wife investigation
4/30/2015 KTAR Attorney requests withdrawal from Sheriff Joe Arpaio contempt case
4/30/2015 AZCentral Plaintiffs’ attorneys: OK for judge to question Arpaio
4/30/2015 KPHO Arpaio’s contempt hearing reveals MCSO hiring of known con artist
5/1/2015 KJZZ Plaintiffs in Arpaio Contempt Case Want to Question Sheriff’s Lawyers
5/4/2015 AZCentral Sheriff Arpaio still getting money for nothing (good)
5/5/2015 ABC15 Judge brushes away Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s objection to questioning
5/6/2015 Phoenix New Times Arpaio Sought Assistance From Former AG Tom Horne’s Office in Dealing With Confidential Informant
5/6/2015 AZCentral Arpaio, martyr to the rule of law? Oh, come on!
5/7/2015 AZCentral Arpaio’s legal fate hinges on intent
5/7/2015 AZCentral Attorneys prep for 2nd bout of Arpaio contempt hearings in June
5/8/2015 AZCentral Is Arpaio pulling his lawyers into the quicksand?
5/8/2015 KJZZ Man Sheriff Joe Arpaio hired to Investigate Federal Agencies Tries to Intervene in Contempt Case
5/8/2015 KPHO Possibility of 2nd trial raised in Arpaio’s profiling case
5/8/2015 KJZZ Judge: Arpaio’s Attorney Must Consult CIA on Paid Informant’s Data Dump
5/8/2015 KJZZ Judge in Arpaio Contempt Case Asks About False Evidence
5/8/2015 KJZZ Judge Murray Snow Stands By Questioning Of Sheriff Joe Arpaio
5/8/2015 AZCentral Judge labels Arpaio ‘domestic enemy’
5/8/2015 AZCentral MCSO, Arpaio case: More victims? New trial? CIA Review?
5/8/2015 AZCentral How Mexican food drew couple into heart of Arpaio case
5/11/2015 Phoenix New Times Most Voters Have an Unfavorable View of Joe Arpaio, Poll Shows

Whether from the media coverage or substantive differences, the most recent polling shows Sheriff Joe’s disapproval exceeds his approval.


Doc gets a shout out @ Peter Boyles show

Peter Boyles smiling photoThanks to Loren for a note about my brief mention on the Peter Boyles (pictured right) KNUS radio show yesterday. There we learn that “cats walk by themselves.” Then Boyles got into his Obama sweet spot. The guest was Alan Jones (followed later by Terry Lakin).

Jones has a degree in “interdisciplinary studies” and worked as a stock broker. He says that he got interested in the Obama topic through writing about Terry Lakin.

Jones experienced what I have also experienced, writing something on the Wikipedia only to have it quickly reverted (undone) by someone else. In his case, he was trying unsuccessfully to create a main entry for Terry Lakin. I note that there is now in the Wikipedia a section on Terry Lakin in the Barack Obama Presidential Eligibility Litigation article, as well as a main article on the Court-martial of Terry Lakin.1 When I had problems getting material into the Wikipedia, I worked to understand the Wikipedia rules, did a better job of sourcing the material, and ultimately got my change in. Jones had a different perception:

That’s when I realized that there are operatives out there, whose job is to make sure that the story of Barack Obama does not get out. I then went on to start writing for the Washington Times community where I broke a number of stories…

One of those articles was about what he perceived as a scheme to dispose of microfilm copies of Obama’s selective service records, a theory I responded to 2012.

At about 11 minutes into the interview, I got a mention:

And it’s interesting now that you bring up the concept of attack dog [in reference to Mother Jones and Media Matters] there’s this self-appointed expert out there named Dr. Conspiracy [Jones: “yep”] that’s not a doctor of anything. His name is Kevin Davidson, and he runs a web site in which he is the attack dog that attacks anyone who dares to question the official narrative of Obama’s [two talking over each other]. Well if you look into his background, he’s actually been a fraud prevention committee member at the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems.2

This is an outfit called NAPHSIS. Well do you know who was recently appointed President of NAPHSIS in 2008?3 A guy named Dr. Alvin Onaka…. I find it very curious that Dr. Conspiracy is connected to the organization that was headed by Dr. Onaka.

Boyles then goes on to mention Eleanor Nordyke and Jones says:

Back in, I think it was 2012, she came out of the woodwork, nobody had ever heard of her, and she reached out to the media and actually was published in a very radical media organization called the Women’s [inaudible] that was set up by Jane Fonda…

Of course the more knowledgeable of us will remember that there was a feature article on her in the Honolulu Advertiser way back in 2008.

I think Alan Jones would have literally exploded if he had known that I am the one who created the Wikipedia Article on Alvin T. Onaka. 😯

1It makes sense that Terry Lakin shouldn’t have an article since he is personally not notable except for his court-martial, and that already has an article. The concept of “notable” is sort of like “standing” in that you have to take some effort to understand it well.

2To look into my background in this instance means to read my web site.

3Onaka was NAPHSIS president in 2002-4.

The woman who saw Obama in the hospital

It was 2011 when CNN went to Hawaii to investigate Obama’s birth certificate. The esteemed commenter on this blog Whatever4 left a comment and  link to the video below. I never wrote about it, but it’s just this great historical piece that shows that the Media wasn’t ignoring the birth certificate question; they were investigating and reporting on it.

It’s well worth taking the time to watch.


Hawaii did not have a separate tabulation for black people in 1961. The smallest category separately tabulated was Korean, with 149 Korean fathers and 169 Korean mothers (with 44 of those births to 2 Korean parents). Taking the smaller of those two numbers (minus 1) as a possible number of black parents, we would get 296 total black-appearing babies born that year. On most days, a Hawaiian hospital, even the busiest one, would not have a black child.

The Fascist Socialist Kenyan Muslim Libtard President

That’s the title of an article by journalist and author Walter Brasch in Op Ed News that highlights the extreme comments made by some against Barack Obama beginning with the infamous tweet by Rep. Weber (R-TX):

Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn’t do it for the right reasons.

Oh, and he mentions birthers too. He’s speaking my language when he says:

When not attacking the President, the right-wing attacks liberals, who are believed to be the earthly incarnation of the Devil. To the extreme right-wing, liberals are DemocRATS, DIMocrats, and libtards. The left-wing merely shakes their heads at such juvenile terminology.

Give it a look.

Birther Erik Rush to host Volin show tonight

Erik Rush joined the list of Birthers from A to Z at spot 359 today. Rush is an African-American writer and columnist for WorldNetDaily, who also hosts a streaming radio program, Erik Rush: Full Contact, from his web site. He does not like Barack Obama.

Rush guest-hosted Mike Volin’s Where’s Obama’s Birth Certificate show a year ago. On that show Rush questioned the use of the term “birther” to apply to a wide range of people, only some of whom believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya. Rush operates in the ambiguous area of the doubter, who would discount the official statements of the State of Hawaii that state unambiguously that Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and say that they don’t know where he was born. That’s another way of saying something that I am sure Rush would not mind me putting in his mouth: Obama’s birth narrative is dubious.

I personally have no respect for someone who hides behind doubt language in order to cover up something darker, and we know that Rush is in dark territory based on what he said on that December 14, 2013, broadcast:

We have a birth certificate that was obviously forged.

That makes him a birther by any reasonable definition.

In any case, Rush will be hosting the Volin show again tonight, January 9, 2014, at 8 PM US Eastern Time. There is supposed to be an update on the mailing of Sheriff’s Kits.

Read more:

  • Erik Rush – Encyclopedia of American Loons