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Arpaio’s bad polling, and Montgomery’s emergency

Public Policy Polling has a new poll out that gives us some information about how the people of Arizona feel about the Maricopa County sheriff. Most in Maricopa County (53%) expressed a negative view of Arpaio (the same percentage that disapprove of President Obama’s job performance). The poll showed that Maricopa county is more progressive than Arizona as a whole, and that there is a considerable age gap in the results. The poll was conducted May 1-3.

Update: Klayman petition denied by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

In the meantime Larry Klayman filed an emergency petition on behalf of Dennis Montgomery before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for the forced recusal of district judge G. Murray Snow, who has been questioning Sheriff’s Office leadership about their involvement with Mr. Montgomery, and who has demanded production of documents related to the investigation in which Montgomery was involved.

Included in that petition are additional excerpts from Arpaio’s contempt of court hearing with testimony from Chief Deputy Jerry Sheridan. Here’s a bit:

Judge Snow: How did he [Montgomery] know – how did he arrive at the conclusion that the DOJ had accessed my computer?

Sheridan: Again, we were always skeptical of what he was giving us. However, he was giving us information on occasion that was credible.

We had a seated justice in Washington – I can’t recall his name; I have it written down on my pad, Your Honor – that is a member of the FISA court in Washington, D.C. We had Mr. Mon – because the sheriff and I were concerned about the CIA wiretapping our phones. This justice actually confirmed that these were typical wiretap numbers, and so it did give Mr. Montgomery a little more credibility with us.

And we continued to work with him, we continued to keep him him on our informant payroll, so to speak, as he was producing information. But it became very slow, it became very stale, and we finally realized that he was stringing us along.

What was revealed in the Sheridan testimony, is that Dennis Montgomery claimed to have what appears to be raw TCP/IP packets of information from the Internet, and that he, using the “super computer” in his garage could assemble these packets into the original emails after a lengthy process. (The TCP/IP protocol supports breaking an Internet transmission into smaller “packets” of information, each of which may take a different route to reach its destination.)

The claim by Mr. Montgomery that he has in his possession this volume of raw Internet traffic, inevitably consisting of private Internet communications: emails, financial transactions, passwords, and other personal information, is highly disturbing to this writer. If Mr. Montgomery is telling the truth, then he is probably guilty of a crime, and should be prosecuted.

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Obama Conspiracy Theories: Presidential Prediction Poll

I haven’t done a poll in a while.

Who will be the Republican nominee for president be in 2016?

  • Jeb Bush (61%, 98 Votes)
  • Someone else (13%, 21 Votes)
  • Mitt Romney (8%, 13 Votes)
  • Ted Cruz (6%, 9 Votes)
  • Rand Paul (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Chris Christie (4%, 7 Votes)
  • Lindsey Graham (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Sarah Palin (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Marco Rubio (1%, 2 Votes)
  • Bobby Jindall (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 161

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Who will be the Democratic nominee for president be in 2016?

  • Hillary Clinton (83%, 129 Votes)
  • Someone else (12%, 18 Votes)
  • Elizabeth Warren (3%, 5 Votes)
  • Joe Biden (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

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Do you think there will be a significant third-party candate?

  • No (86%, 127 Votes)
  • Yes (14%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 148

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Poll: What’s your favorite birther image from 2014?

I have a couple of images from 2014 that are my personal favorites. One is the logo for the Orly Taitz Super PAC. Originally, the OTSPAC had laughably bad graphics, leading many to the correct opinion that the site was a spoof. The spiffy updated graphic made the site a little more credible. The anonymous designer is not a Taitz supporter, and was not responsible for putting up the site.

My other favorite image is one I made myself, altering a real TV news clip showing Mike Zullo, and highlighting the “universe shattering” revelations that never happened.

Commenters have offered another Zullo image (courtesy of RC Radio), part of the brief KPHO-TV interview where Zullo admitted taking the $10,000 gift:

Zullo Behind bars

Poll: Obama most admired man–7 years running

imageIn what must be the occasion of immeasurable consternation for the birthers, a Gallup Poll of Americans conducted December 8-11, 2012, found Barack Obama to the most admired man in the world (followed by Pope Francis). This the 7th year in a row that Obama topped the list (incumbent presidents almost always win).

Who knew?

Rasmussen: 23% say Obama not American citizen

Numbers in a mid-July Rasmussen poll reported today show a remarkable similarity in the number of people who believe Obama is not an American citizen and the number of people who believe that the US government was complicit in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Question Yes Undecided No
Obama not US Citizen 23% 17% 60%
US knew about 9/11 in advance and did nothing 24% 19% 57%
Space aliens crashed at Roswell, New Mexico 20% 33% 47%
Moon landing fake 14% 12% 74%

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Now, what do you think?

Is President Obama not an American citizen?

  • No (71%, 117 Votes)
  • Yes (26%, 42 Votes)
  • Undecided (3%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 164

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Did the US Government know about 9/11 in advance and did nothing?

  • No (80%, 118 Votes)
  • Yes (10%, 15 Votes)
  • Undecided (10%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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Did space aliens crash at Roswell, New Mexico

  • No (74%, 105 Votes)
  • Undecided (14%, 20 Votes)
  • Yes (11%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 141

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Were the moon landings faked?

  • No (96%, 141 Votes)
  • Yes (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Undecided (1%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 147

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Notes from the infectious disease ward

UPDATE: Orly’s site is entirely down now. [5 PM EDT, 2 July 2014]

UPDATE 2: It’s back up.

This the third day since Google again identified as an attack site, passing on malware to visitors. I take such warnings more seriously than I used to. Here’s a taste of what’s going on at the Taitz web site obtained through the browser on my phone.

Taitz continues to focus on immigration issues with this headline yesterday:

  • Response from Attorney Orly Taitz to Obama’s today’s speech: our immigration system is not broken, the only thing that is broken, is the path of neuron connections in Obama’s brain. Obama did not need to dispatch Biden to Central America to search for the cause of the problem, he had to dispatch himself to the nearest mirror

Taitz is praying for more Republicans to drive drunk in this item about Pete Perry who was quoted on this blog yesterday. The title of the article is:

  • As some of you may be aware by now, Hinds County GOP chair Pete Perry, a man that many believe is behind the shenanigans on June 24, was arrested for speeding and drunk driving this past Saturday night. Here is his mugshot. Hopefully there will be more pics like this in the future! We can only pray!


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