Joe Arpaio Birther Posse Probes President Obama's Birth Certificate

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Obama ain't getting anything past master-sleuth Sheriff Joe and his crack team of birther probers

In a bizarre new stab at courting conspiracy nuts who believe President Barack Obama is a Kenyan, Sheriff Joe Arpaio has empowered a "birther posse" to look into claims by wackadoodles such as World Net Daily's Jerome Corsi that Obama's birth certificate from Hawaii is a forgery.

Yes, I know, it's hard to believe, but even after the president made the unprecedented move earlier this year of having his original, long form birth certificate from Hawaii released to the public, there is still a stubborn passel of flat-Earther lunatics who refuse to accept that Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States, and thus qualified to hold the highest office in the land.

Ironically, as CNN has reported at length, it's actually the computer-generated short form certification of live birth which is a legal document, and Obama's people made that document public during the 2008 campaign, in hopes of quashing the kookery. 

But, of course, that wasn't enough for the crazies. Neither were public statements made by Republican Chiyome Fukino, the now-former Director of the Hawaii Department of Health, that Obama's original, long form birth certificate was in the state's possession, that she had examined it, and that, yes indeed, Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961.

So earlier this year, Obama petitioned to have his long form certificate of live birth released, thus shutting up pseudo-birthers such as Donald Trump who'd been using the issue as political fodder to cast doubt on Obama's legitimacy.

But as with the 9/11 "truth" movement, which believed that the 9/11 terror attacks were an "inside job" by the George W. Bush White House, there's no amount of evidence that can convince a devoted conspiracy nut. So now the birthers claim that the long form is a fake, a claim that is thoroughly dealt with by the birther-debunking Web site the Fogbow.

Ever attuned to new ways of garnering media, even if it makes his office and by extension all of Arizona a laughingstock, Sheriff Joe played host last month to birther king Corsi and members of the Surprise Tea Party. That meeting has now borne fruit, as Arpaio has promised that his until-recently-defunct Cold Case Posse will take on the birther cause and do its own investigation.

The online wingnut rag World Net Daily recently reported that "five elite" investigators had been assigned this snark hunt, would report back to Arpaio their findings.

This from WND:

"The Cold Case Posse is a good place to put this investigation," Arpaio said. "The individuals on this posse have been sworn in by me and I have granted them the authority required to conduct this investigation."

Arpaio explained to WND that in the final analysis, all decisions stop with him.

"I will have the ultimate authority to decide," he emphasized. "I gave the Cold Case Posse the authority to investigate, but the results of their investigation ultimately come to me and I will then decide how best to proceed from there."

He also stressed that the Cold Case Posse he authorized to investigate the Surprise Tea Party allegations regarding the Obama birth certificate will not cost the taxpayers of Maricopa County anything.

None of the Cold Case Posse members assigned the Obama investigation will receive any personal compensation, and all expenses incurred in their investigation will have to be derived from funds raised through contributions from the public received by the Cold Case Posse 501(c)3 organization.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jesse Spurgin confirmed WND's report.

"The Sheriff has asked his "Cold Case Posse" to examine the information that was provided to make a determination as to the veracity of this claim," he wrote to me via e-mail. "A new posse HAS NOT been created to investigate the birth certificate claim."

Um, okay. Thing is, even if the cost is not coming out of county, taxpayers do ultimately foot the bill. Tax-exempt contributions are those folks can deduct on their income tax returns, which means the government loses whatever tax money it would have scored otherwise.

Arpaio's foray into birtherdom has scored him the recent cover of Globe magazine, and if there's anything the sheriff loves, it's attention, no matter what the source.

Which is why I'm suggesting Arpaio have his crack birther posse team look into UFO and chupacabra sightings, hunt for the Lost Dutchman Mine, examine casts of Sasquatch's footprints, and find out if the Illuminati really do run the world. By the time that posse's finished, Arpaio will own flippin' Globe magazine.


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un10able
un10able

Listen, all I want to see is a computer expert on the Obama side put their entire reputation on the line  validating the veracity of the BC. There are none. Silicon Valley are notorious liberals and I guess than it should be easy to find someone to defend their fearless leader. I will guarantee that despite the fact that there are 1,000's of technical people qualified to do the analysis, not a single one will put his/her reputation on the line.

Just as an aside and to piss of any Lib who reads this post.  If the seed of Islam is passed from the father to his son, can we infer that he was at least a Muslim for a day? I'd love to see the College application.

Royce
Royce

Obama is not eligible to be President of the US. A Supreme Court precedent, Minor v. Happersett states that a natural born citizen is one born in the country of citizen parents. Obama's father is a foreign national.  Obama was born with dual citizenship. Obama surrendered his citizenship when he became Indonesian. He was never naturalized after that. Obama has presented a forged birth certificate using someone else's birth number. Obama is using a SSN issued to someone else among his many Social Security numbers.  Obama filed his selective service application in 2008, using a 1990 form, a 1970 postal stamp, and dated 1980. Obama did not have a girlfriend before Michelle. Obama's lovers were murdered, execution style. 

johninlongmont
johninlongmont

but you are wrong in saying "...unprecedented move earlier this year of having his original, long form birth certificate from Hawaii released to the public"...what obama did was get a copy and then release something on his website that has been legitimately questioned by numerous electronic document experts...hawaiiiii won't confirm what obama released is what they gave him...obviously experts need to examine the original documents, and that is what neither hawaiiiii nor obama will allow...(and let's not forget about that CT SSN the prez has been using his whole life - WHERE DID THAT COME FROM???)

OKReadingBook
OKReadingBook

Such a log list of perjoratives for one writer to use in twenty five sentences!  He should writefor Madd Magazine.

John Red
John Red

PROOF!!! Obama Birth Certificate Fraud - YouTube

Eccentric
Eccentric

A major constitutional question the Kenyan's "VIlliage Idiot Presidency" is: if he is declared unfit due to his disqualifying birth, would that force his court nominees (from the US Supreme Court on down to the lowest federal court) to resign? for their appointments being bastardized.

Steve
Steve

Is this supposed to pass as unbiased reporting?

Montana
Montana

We won the election and now these sore losers will continue to spew your hate with lies (They hate and can’t debate). The way our court system works is that you get a competent lawyer (Strike One), verifiable facts (Strike Two) and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked internet lies, then, and only then, you proceed to trial (Strike three). The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so call facts (internet lies) that they present. Let’s face it no reasonable man or woman will go along with you until you guys win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three. You guys are a bunch of sore losers and feeding on your own is still foolish.  

Winston Court
Winston Court

Calling name is usually the result of fear and knowing the other guy is in the right.  What is a disgrace is that experts are claiming the obama birth certificate is a fraud.  Indeed, they have posted massive amounts of evidence including the fact that it is a "cut and paste job", contains computer typeset which was NOT available in the time obama was born and contains characters from multiple typesets.  No, the sheriff is NOT a nut, he is the only man who has stood up and is taking a look at what the criminal public servants should have been doing ... that is what we are paying them for.  And, if he finds it is a fraud, we need obama in prison for a VERY LONG TIME!

Jrth
Jrth

When will Joe Arpaio be investigated?

Sanjaya Washington
Sanjaya Washington

To bad you are light on research. Corsi is good at research. Obama has never provided a valid birth certificate, and Gov. Abercrombie of Hawaii can't find one. You are liberal, so you believe what you are told in White House releases. Check out youtube.com and watch the birth certificate taken apart by professionals, and school kids alike.

Sanjaya Washington
Sanjaya Washington

Too bad your  research isn't as good as Corsi's. Obama's birth certificate has been debunked and proven to be fake.

Nugtugs
Nugtugs

Why the name calling every sentence? Just report the facts. They will speak for themselves.

Guest
Guest

You are good at name-calling, but poor on facts.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I have never viewed Jan Brewer as operating on even a reasonable intellectual plane.  However, this takes the cake.  Her veto of the 2011 Legislature's birther legislation has allowed Barak Obama a free pass.  With present law, he simply has to avow, perhaps supported by a birth certificate that he is a natural born citizen of the U.S.  Under the new law, which Jan Brewer vetoed, Barak would have had to prove his citizenship by a long form birth certificate or perhaps proof of circumcision.  Thanks to Brewer, Barak does not have to whip it out for inspection and may not even have to present the long form birth certificate that everybody is howling about.

Robert
Robert

Looks like the Feds are closing in on Sheriff Arpaio and he's looking for bargaining chips when they come for him. Can't wait. Hurry up Feds!

funnyhaha71
funnyhaha71

OMGosh!  Sheriff Joe says that his posse isn't "investigating" the BC issue; they are "inquiring" about the issue.  According to Joe, the inquiry could take up to 5 years.

Bwahahahahahahaha!  Birfer tears.  I luvs them!

Video at the link:

http://www.azfamily.com/news/S...

Got2progrm
Got2progrm

Conspiracy nuts are alive and well.  Thanks but no thanks media for empowering these screwballs...

Alexandra1973
Alexandra1973

Excuse me, but what is so nutty about wanting an American president to actually be an American?

Unless you're like Bush and consider the Constitution to be just a g--d---ed piece of paper....

Lorraine Conley
Lorraine Conley

Most major news media has published Obama's fraudulent birth certificate They all have the link to it. Check it out before name calling. The spelling TXE in [I CERTIFY THIS IS A TRUE COPY OR AN ABSTRACT OF TXE COPY ON FILE IN THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Alvin T. Onaka, Ph.D. STATE REGISTRAR] is one of the many layers of Obama's fraudulent forgery of a birth certificate to game we the people into a bad bad game. Barack Hussein Obama II is to a BAD GUY. -Obama Birth Certificate Released By White House (PHOTO) Obama Releases Long-Form Birth Certificate http://documents.latimes.com/b...  

Chuck Meyer
Chuck Meyer

Already a national laughing stock, Arizona dials it up again. Sheriff Joe sics the Cold Case Squad on the Obama birth certificate

Rehj Hoeffner
Rehj Hoeffner

I don't frequent this site, so I'm not sure if this many comments are normal or not.  I would have to guess not....therefore, I would say the interest in this question is still fairly relevant.

The left who continue to defy all reason when it comes to Obama can only attack those that merely question his legitimacy as loons, when it is they who seem to be the loons.  I'm not too much into calling people names, but I will have to say with as many 'strange' and 'hinky' things going on with Obama and all his hidden and sealed records, one would think just out of sheer curiosity people (everyone) would question Obama to some degree.  Instead, it seems the left, like the author of this piece, tend to bury their heads in the sand, plug up their ears, wiggle their tongues saying na, na, na, na and close their brains to anything that might imply Obama's fact don't add up.

I know what my opinion is regarding a NBC.  It would seem there isn't a real clear cut definition out there.  Perhaps the founding fathers did that on purpose, or perhaps it's the left's definition, and then again, it might just be the right's definition.  Irregardless, would it really hurt to question Obama's facts....to have all his records unsealed so we can all take a peek and be satisfied of who this guy is?  Yeah...it's a little late now....but still even though I believe he will be voted out of office in 2012, I'd still like to know who this guy is.

I just don't understand why anyone would get so bend out of shape to the point of calling fellow citizens names - when people merely want to see behind the curtain of Obama....they just want to know what is real and what is not.  And then this guy writing this article, seems to imply (rather slyly I might add) that the long-form wasn't really a legal document, like the short-form was.  To be honest, there are issues with both forms that need to be addressed.  I'm not saying there isn't a real BC on file in Hawaii for him, but truly I don't think we have seen it or even a representation of it.  There are just too many issues and facts that don't add up.  And if you don't question it or see where there are some problems with is facts, then you have your eyes, ears, and brain shut.

DesertCactus
DesertCactus

Joe, Look for a guy named Barry!  Also try Hoover, as in Barack Hover Obama!  I'm sure there are some others you might dig up.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I have a bit of trouble with the term "Cold Case Posse."  What is cold about this case?  If I am donating to a Cold Case Posse and later find that I funded not cold cases nor old cases, but I was actually donating to a "No Case Posse."

As Tommy has pointed out, there are plenty of Cold Cases and Old Cases that MCSO should investigate, even if they had to be uncleared and reopened because they had been improperly cleared without investigation.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Ole Saggy Balls had to take this investigation on.  Andrew Thomas, Lisa Aubuchon, Rachel Alexander, Olivia Cortes, Russell Pearce, Jerry Lewis, and even Ed Moriarty are getting more press than the Sheriff at this point.  I guess he decided that arresting 6 dishwashers was not going to get him the required press that his addiction requires.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

Wow, Joe has really impressed me... Obviously he's doing such a bang up job as Sheriff that he has absolutely ZERO cold cases in the entire county, hence the Cold Case Posse having all the free time that they must have to be able to pursue this noble task...

EDIT: Of course, these guys could probably lend a hand with the tens of thousands of outstanding felony warrants sitting on his desk.

Just sayin'...

"All a detective at a law enforcement agency has to do is mouse click a check box that is labeled "Cleared by Exception." Under Arpaio, MCSO has become a national leader in clearing cases by exception."

That's right, I'd forgotten about that. I think the NT had a story a few years back about the unnaturally high percentage of these cases that seem to occur in Maricopa County.

Dansmith1954
Dansmith1954

Why is the word "THE" spelled "TXE" on the White House released BC?Especially, on a "rubber stamp"  from the Hawaii Registrar used to "Certify" Certificate's and Certification's of Live Birth. (COLB).  On the 2007/2008 COLB the word "THE" is spelled correctly. On the 2011 BC it is spelled "TXE" along with several other errors.  WHY?   White House BChttp://www.whitehouse.gov/si... anomolies of BChttp://www.wnd.com/?pageId=3...       White House BChttp://www.whitehouse.gov/site... anomolies of BChttp://www.wnd.com/?pageId=322...      

Rickkeller0001
Rickkeller0001

Stephen Lemons is a moron. Do you know what a natural born citizen is? Do you , Stephen, you moron. I know, the constitution doesn't matter to you, and you and Obama can change it around any way you want, but please stop lying through your teeth. A natural born is of TWO US CITIZENS. Not one citizen, two. It's been that way since before the founding of this nation. It is specifically to prevent a scumbag like Obama that has alliance with another country of becoming the President. We don't want half wit mongrels as our Commander-in-Chief. Go read a book, moron.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

"Hurry up" is not part of the federal investigator's vocabulary. They are now close to 1010 days since the official begin of the investigation.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Isn't that special.  Five years, when Obama certainly wont' be running for anything and Ole Saggy Balls will be well past the 2012 election.  Or maybe he got the birther posse schedule confused with the Joel Fox Internal Affairs Investigation.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

Excuse me, but what is so nutty about accepting the fact that our president IS an American?

Kook.  Open your eyes.

Reggie VV
Reggie VV

Please get a tin foil hat to save you from the moon beams.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

For those of us in the reality-based world - who have ever used a rubber stamp - the knowledge that it's likely not going to be a perfect image is something we accept.

For those of you in the world of delusion - when the "H" doesn't get enough ink on it to make a clear image, you decide it must be a fraudulent rubber stamp - that was made by someone who didn't proofread it, and that was used by someone who also didn't notice the alleged mistake - except they're in the final stages of a 50+ year conspiracy that no one has caught onto yet and they just were too incompetent to produce a correct rubber stamp.

You people are nuts. 

Rob
Rob

Get a life.

Rob
Rob

But what about those of us on the RIGHT who think you're all a bunch of loons too?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I heard that several illegal Swedes are making fake watches in the mechanical room at the Wells Fargo building in downtown Phoenix.

Seems to me they would be an easy arrest. I guess the employer is actually Wells Fargo. I wonder why MCSO doesn't investigate this information.

Anonymous.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The FBI established a mechanism to alleviate cold cases and therefore avoid the proliferation of reality TV shows such as, ironically "Cold Case Files."  All a detective at a law enforcement agency has to do is mouse click a check box that is labeled "Cleared by Exception."  Under Arpaio, MCSO has become a national leader in clearing cases by exception.  He has found this is a much more efficient and cost-effective approach to law enforcement and saves taxpayers a ton of money.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

This seems to be a really dead horse. No need to beat it any further, honestly.

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

"Why is the word "THE" spelled "TXE" on the White House released BC?Especially, on a "rubber stamp" from the Hawaii Registrar used to "Certify" "

Because rubber stamps wear out, moron. When they wear out, parts of the letters degrade and fall off the stamp. Especially small bits with no support like the crossbar in an 'H'

"On the 2007/2008 COLB the word "THE" is spelled correctly. On the 2011 BC it is spelled "TXE"..."

2011-2007 is FOUR FUCKING YEARS!!

Use you rbrain for something other than reading these stupid conspiracy sites, this isn't that hard to figure out. You birthers don't have the collective IQ of my dog.

Seriously, they would go to all of the trouble to PS this document and THEN go to all of the trouble to purposely fuck up the 'H'? Were you born this stupid, or was there a horrible accident in Kindergarten involving a very sharp pencil and your brain?

Rehj Hoeffner 19 minutes ago in reply to Mikey1969

You honestly and truly think the rubber stamp wore out? For reals???????

Yes, "for reals"(Are you in third grade or something?). Rubber stamps wear out, it happens every day. Google it.

"You think they only have 1 stamp and have been using the same one for 4 fucking years? Seriously???? I mean, really????? "

Yeah, really. Rubber stamps wear out, but they last quite awhile. Besides, it doesn't matter if the stamp is 4 years old, or 4 MONTHS old, what matters is that you insane idiots point to a FOUR YEAR OLD STAMP as "proof" that the BC is "forged" because after four years they don't look the same.

"And if you really want to stay on this line of thinking....it's 2011 - you really think they still hand stamp these certificates?"

A. Yes, shit still gets hand stamped all the time.B. It's your Birther leaders who have pointed out THAT IT IS A STAMP, I didn't bring that dog to the party. You want to discount the hand stamp? Call your masters at Insanity HQ and take it up with them.

"Perhaps you are not aware that Hawaii is part of the US and we have moved into the computer age where usually certificates are electronically stamped"

Not necessarily with single, one off documents like a requested copy of a BC, and NOT by something that needs to be verified and signed by an official representative. See, this is how it works: They print the BC, they hand it to Joe Blow the head of document verification, he stamps it with the date adjusted, and then signs on the line. Then, the document is scanned and submitted, and following that, the morons come out of the fucking woodwork.

"And you are belittling others?"

Only those who deserve it. People who are dumb enough to buy as "proof" of a forgery the assumption that the forgers would fuck up something like the hand stamp in the first place. Really, if you people had two brain cells to rub together, you'd have two more brain cells than you currently do. Think about it for a minute Call someone up and ask them to think about it for a minute for you: WHY would they screw up the hand stamp in the first place if it were a forgery? It would take a lot more work(News flash, it's not an 'X' either, it's just gibberish), it makes no sense, and has no purpose. Unless, of course, you are trying to imply that maybe the forger was forced to do this against their will, and this was their way of sending a message to the brave souls in the Birther community?

Great, now I gave you idiots another crumb of moronic reasoning to use...

For <big>REALS!!!!!</big>

P.S. At least I've figured out why Joe took on this snipe hunt in the first place. You people make him look like Stephen Hawking in comparison. If he hangs out with enough Birthers, everyone will forget what a tool he is because you guys actually out-tool Joe without even trying. I think the only conspiracy group dumber than the Birthers is the fake moon landing community, and it' a VERY slim margin, trust me.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Your constitutional knowledge is rather distal to the continuum of constitutional knowledge as many of us know it.

katahdin
katahdin

Anyone born in the United States, unless they're born of a foreign diplomat or soldier from an invading army, is a natural born citizen. This has been accepted since the beginning of this nation.And "mongrel"? President Obama is fully human in every way. No doubt more than you.Your racism is showing. With birthers it always leaks out sooner or later.

Steve Muratore
Steve Muratore

Ummm... Tom Betlach and Will Humble today, in the Arizona Republic, said the AHCCCS mental health services has greatly improved and is now "thriving."  Do you need someone to provide you with the address of a local office so you can go apply for the services you so obviously need?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I think he commonly confuses a lot of things. It must be difficult to live in his world of falsehoods where he has to try to jump from lies to half-truths and back again, just trying to keep things as straight as possible. Based on previous 'investigations' I can believe this could take five years. MCSO isn't known in the law enforcement community for being efficient and effective. He handed this over to the posse as nothing more than a 'feel good' measure to garner media and to make his Sun City clan feel like "he" is investigating the President of the United States.

A county sheriff in Arizona.

Nothing more.

He has no authority or jurisdiction in this matter.

Rehj Hoeffner
Rehj Hoeffner

You honestly and truly think the rubber stamp wore out?  For reals???????

I can see where the ink might have been smudged because the stamp was over-inked, but you really and truly think it wore out?  You think they only have 1 stamp and have been using the same one for 4 fucking years?  Seriously????  I mean, really?????  

And you are belittling others?  Hummmmm......

And if you really want to stay on this line of thinking....it's 2011 - you really think they still hand stamp these certificates?  Perhaps you are not aware that Hawaii is part of the US and we have moved into the computer age where usually certificates are electronically stamped - 4 fucking years later.

Rickkeller0001
Rickkeller0001

Well, you and your moronic friends may be many, but thankfully you are not the majority. Obama is out. Just like Pelosi. See ya moron.

Rick Keller
Rick Keller

You are the racist. Obama has no credentials but your dumb butt voted for him because he's black and you thought you would free gas. lol

Rick Keller
Rick Keller

That is a lie. Go tell that to one of your moron buddies. Your stupid.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

So, Rick, why do you feel compelled to call someone a moron simply because he or she has an opinion other than yours? Does it make your sack feel just a bit tighter? Does your lover do unusual things for you when you talk like that? Are you able to conjure new visuals of that special person when you use the term?

Have you ever had a time in your life when you were able to present a cogent argument without including what you think of as a personal attack on the other person?

Rickkeller0001
Rickkeller0001

I bet if you buy me a beer every time I say moron, I'll get drunk.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I would like to buy you a beer Rick, just to hear you say Mo-Ron. 

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