Joe Arpaio Pimps Stooge Mike Stauffer and Lies About Paul Penzone

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Patton Oswalt, um, I mean Mike Stauffer (top right) gets a little love from Uncle Joe in this recent campaign mailer

How often do you see a politician pimping the website of his or her opponent?

Well, if all candidates had a diversionary third-party in their race, intended to drain votes from their main competitor, stooge-pimping of the kind seen in the mailer above from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's camp would be a lot more common.

See also:
-Arpaio Challenger Paul Penzone Comes Clean About a 2003 Altercation with Ex-Wife
-Stauffer Must Exit Sheriff's Race or Forever Be the Goat
-Joe Arpaio on the Run from Paul Penzone, Mike Stauffer the Goat in New Poll (w/Update)

The stooge in question is Moe-wannabe Mike Stauffer, a guy who is either delusional or on the payroll or both. This not so-subtle mailer helps out Stauffer by tearing down Democratic candidate Paul Penzone and directing recipients to a video on Stauffer's website where he declares he'd do away with Tent City.

Apparently, this marshmallow-mouth would convert it into a farm of some kind for county inmates to work. You know, because the MCSO's chain-gang has been such a hit.


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dwykoff
dwykoff

So the SHURF is once again using dirty tactics to smear his opponent? Why am I not surprised?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

I just looked closely at the picture of Paul Penzone and he kinda reminds of the actor who played Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

 

Imagine if MCSO had a Special Victims Unit that functioned like the one on Law & Order: SVU..

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

Integrity. I would like to have elected officials holding the most powerful positions in the state to be individuals I could respect and trust.  At the local / state level, it starts with the sheriff's office, county attorney's office, the AG and the Governor's office.

 

After watching Gov. Christie and President Obama together, I felt great pride in seeing opposing leaders coming together for the common good which is what America is about. Nothing less is acceptable.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

this is a little off topic, but is something Arpaio, Brewer and all of Arizona are missing an opportunity on. (YPS, I really want feedback from you on this, as well as anybody currently in law enforcement or with past law enforcement experience) what Stauffer is proposing is not a original idea, nor is it his idea entirely. it is something used by DOC right now. DOC "farms-out" inmate labor. they have "drivers-helpers", "fire-crew" and many other groups that leave prison daily, unsupervised except for a civilian (sometimes a DOC guard, depending on the job) to oversee the work. with a situation like hurricane Sandy or even some of the California fires, they should send inmates from DOC and county jail to help in the relief efforts. it is labor that would be paid under $1 an hour, that would be doing something beneficial, it would help the people who need the relief effort, and also help our states image. instead of trying to capitalize of the image of abusing the incarcerated, Joe and Jan  could be showing Arizona's humanitarian side, and also using an untapped labor source. there are entire prison yards full of minimum security inmates that would be ideal candidates for programs like this. this  is a program that would greatly benefit all involved. it would also be teaching people skills that could greatly aide in getting inmates skills that would help them stay on path to a better life upon their release.

comrade
comrade

JAF is the one changing joe's diaper lately, and after feeding him,carries him around pating

his back untill he burps.

comrade
comrade

JAF is a bean counter

Susurro_Perforado
Susurro_Perforado

This is an obvious attempt to elevate Stauffer's status among anti-Arpaio people.  Every vote for Stauffer is a vote for Arpaio.  Stauffer is an idiot.  At least Olivia Cortes knew what she was doing.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

The "system" wants Arpaio -- their prop for decades. The people want Penzone. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

I was truly embarrassed for Stauffer when he explained his entire plans for Tent City back in February to me. He wants to farm out all inmates to private businesses and it's as close to slavery as I've heard anyone openly discuss. Then of course, his Tent City Garden of Eden farming plan to give inmates axes and ho's while cutting staff. Smart move? Probably not.

 I was trying to be nice to the clown at the time but it is truly sad.  I actually thought he was just chatting so I let it go as a fools running of the mouth. 

 

Penzone has told the truth about the reality of Tent City-we are stuck with it for a while. Eventually, it could be closed but to make silly promises isn't Penzones style.  It will take responsible leadership and careful planning. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Flyer9753

 You said below that 9/11 was the fault of President Bush and his administration.  Care to elaborate?  I'm curious how you've come to such a condemning conclusion?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967 

 

I see it and thought similar but it's not really him that Penzone reminds me of..... it is someone else I just can't place who.....

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @truthseekeraz

 Nothing more than a blowhard conservative hypocrite pandering to the President when he wants something.  Christie was big and tough when the President was nowhere to be seen but with the President in the room Christie was reduced to nothing more than a panderer.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy 

 

Good idea but there are a few problems with it.

 

Security does become an issue to a lot of people, whether the concern is real or imagined it has to be taken into consideration. Because of that, while many states will accept such help from another state, they put massive restriction on it as to who, what, when and where and insist on full security instead of light security.

 

They also do this for liability reasons, since if they allowed it and 1 got loose and killed someone in that state, you now have a crime committed in 1 state, by a felon who was in the custody of another state - get's really messy then with claims of who was responsible, who should have been responsible, state soveriengty, etc....

 

Also the chaos of a disaster scene makes it that much harder to reasonably handle security, while making it that much easier to escape.

 

Some states allow it in fire fighting situations, forest fires out in the middle of nowhere so that the risk is minimized but get very very leary of it in residential areas.

 

Then there is the transportation of them and the security during transport.

 

There are a few other issues as well, prisoner rights (safety wise) being one of them. Also the legality of it has been raised as to the 'slave' labor aspect.

 

If they sign up for the work that is fine, but you cannot make them do it.

 

All in all, while a great idea it just becomes a major pain in the ass, more so than it's worth, which is why this kind of thing is done mainly in state where most of these concerns do not exist.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy Human beings are not commodities to be used as slave labor. New York Rikers Island has plenty of inmates they could use.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @danzigsdaddy

 One of my favorite movies is Shawshank Redemption.  I disagree with the obvious opportunity for exploitation. 

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @danzigsdaddy

 Have you noticed YPS has been conspicuously absent of late.  My theory is that YPS was the Social Media Director of campaign consulting and PR firm Rose+Moser+Allyn (not a true sheriff's office employee as he claimed).  Since R+M+A claim Arpaio as a client and both R+M+A and Summit Consulting claim a close working relationship with each each other, it only makes sense.  I started referring to him as such last week and all of a sudden he disappeared.  hhhhmmmm.......

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @dennis20

 You are a liar.

 

From Mike Stauffer for Sheriff facebook page-

 

Mike Stauffer- "Looks great, Dennis! One thing, my website is ...."

 

Dennis Gilman- "Sorry about that.  That as an honest but really dumb mistake on my part. I fixed it already but it still sucks that I wasn't paying closer attention.  My goal was to be as fair as possible to both of you so I wanted both videos to say about the same thing.  But the link was just plain sloppy.  We are all lucky we've got 2 great candidates.  I think people need to get to know both of you better.  I think a debate in April would be great."

 

That was posted AFTER you captued his "slavery" statements.  typical.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

 @yourproductsucks 

Here you go - another effort to take the conversation off track and make it so that someone looking at this blog for the first time doesn't see comments about the article and how ethically challenged your client is, but see at the top of the blog irrelevant comments about 9/11.  Nice job - very subtle but effective.  If my theory is correct, the Arpaio campaign is definitely getting its money's work.

ConcernedCitizenAZ
ConcernedCitizenAZ topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks  @Flyer9753 For starters, google:  bush / cheney / halliburton / rumsfeld  / blackwater 

 

Read: Plan of Attack by Bob Woodward

 

The Dark Side by Jane Mayer

 

The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshau L. Dratel

 

Fair Game by Valerie Plame Wilson

 

 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @LegitQuestions  What does Governor Christie or President Obama have to do with this story about Arpaio/ Stauffer and Penzone?

 

hypocrite.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @LegitQuestions  @truthseekeraz 

 

Agreed but I at least am hopeful that Christie has learned something over the past few days and will come out of this with a better attitude and respect for the president, office and man.

 

We will see what happens.

 

I did love Christie chewing out a Fox and Friends reporter for even asking about the election 1 day after the storm

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Flyer9753 please read the reply i left for truthseeker, right above your comment

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @truthseekeraz send me an email address and i will send you a response i would rather not  put out on a open forum that would explain my question, and a response for you. (nothing offensive or insulting, just a little more personal than i want to put on this blog)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks i dont mean it as a means of exploitation, rather more of a means of help. here is my reasoning. prison has almost  nothing to do with reform. it is about punishmenut. there are no programs in effect for rehabilitation or even re-entry into society. recidivism in Arizona is over 80-85%. there are many people in prison who would like to turn their lives around or even help for that matter, but there really are no programs or opportunities for it. you would be amazed how many people would volunteer for an opportunity to help, or to get a chance to turn their lives around with something like this. and as for security issues...they are there anyways. i figure if joe is allowed to use inmates for his own political gain (I.E.  the chain gang), but DOC actually has people who leave the prison daily with minimal supervision (I.E. fire-crew, drivers helpers, ADOT, maintinance, farm, irrigation, and others) why not use something like this as a tool for reform and or second chances, or even disaster relief (as the fire crew does). i can assure you the people who would volunteer would not view it as a means of exploitation but as a way to help.  this is just a thought i had and wanted to see if anybody else thought if it was a good or bad idea. i do appreciate the input though

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @LegitQuestions  evidence?

Theories are based on evidence.  Lets hear what you've got that helped lead you to such a "sophomoric" statement.

 

You are wrong, btw. 

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks  And how does that show I'm a "liar"?

 

Listen up Jack.  It's no secret I tried to be fair and supportive of both candidates early on.. It wasn't until May that I made my cohhose.  When Stauffer and West Kenyon showed they weren't serious about winning it became obvious he is a Shill.  

 

I do pity you. What a pathetic . lonely life you've got trolling Phoenix New Times. several hours/day.

 

 And finding a comment I left Stauffer's FB page from March shows  you're one creepy stalker or an operative working with Stauffer and Arpaio.  Either way-you're still a coward. 

 

No worries. When Arpaio is booted-you'll be leaving with him so you'll have even more time to be a chickenshit, cowardly troll.  Now go run and get your Auntie El to defend you.  

 

God It must really suck being you.  

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @LegitQuestions  You are giving me far too much credit in order to legitimize your "theory".  Curious that you fail to recognize I simply respond to other's comments that are off topic.  You ignore their remarks yet condemn mine as some conspiracy that I am attempting to sway the opinion of the "nuetral readership." 

 

Ask yourself this- Why would any money be spent by the Arpaio campaign to antagonize the 12 bloggers who post on this site?

 

No one reads these comments but those who are posting them. 

 

Come back to reality please.  Your incessent attempts at discrediting my opinions as a paid ploy are eroding the credibility/ intelligence you have previously displayed on this site.

QstionEvythng
QstionEvythng

@yourproductsucks Yep, embarrassed to admit I got sucked right in because I wasn't paying attention.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Flyer9753

 What was his crime?  He said something about you being on welfare, is that what it was?

 

Please tell me, what was criminal in that remark?  You blustered and bafooned about how you've got an attorney on retainer who was going to pursue the case gratis.  I can't wait to hear about hte outcome!

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks 

 

Sorry all - I am going to make an exception here to what I posted above and the topic of this blog.

 

There is a big difference YPS between my mentioning you in passing in a joke and GHD's breaking of the law.

 

I would expect someone with your professional background to know this.

 

Thank you though, the lawsuit is proceeding just fine.

 

Have a good night Ms. Troll

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks 

 

I didn't attack you, I made a joke and not even too you

 

Conversation over till you get a clue and some thicker skin

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Flyer9753

 You attack me and I'm expected to wait for your recant prior to making my own remarks?

 

You are a mental gymnast of Olympic proportions.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks 

 

Yes, you should have.

 

If you had waited simply until later tonight you would have seen a post stating my surprise at NOT having gotten a spam bomb from you or JAF.

 

But instead you jumped to the attack because you wanted to attack, like usual.

 

Just as I expected you to do. Thanks for being consistent.

 

This is part of your problem YPS. You don't even give anyone a chance to be nice to you because you are so interested in attacking everyone all the time.

 

Yes I baited you with a joke and you did exactly what I have come to expected you to do.

 

So what if I thought you would spam me. If you had waited and I said nothing your initial comment above would have held a lot more weight but instead it was so important to you to come back at me over a post that was a joke, was written as such and anyone without your exposed nerves would have seen as one.

 

You can say I never intended to post a follow up, but now we will never know will we?

 

Why? Because attacking was all that you cared about.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Flyer9753

 You are suggesting I should have held my remarks to see whether or not you'd come back and tell everyone that I did not spam email you?

 

Interesting...stupid, but nonetheless interesting.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @yourproductsucks 

 

Shows how well you actually know me, which is not at all clearly, since I would have if you had not been a bitch about a joke.

 

Now that you brought it up though, why bother?

 

Next time STFU and wait before jumping, you might be pleasantly surprised.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @Flyer9753  You think awful highly of yourself and your perceived importance.  I wonder if you'll remark about the lack of spam you receive from me...nah, probably not.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @danzigsdaddy 

 

k - although it will be interesting to see how much spam I get from JAF and YPS who I am sure are following this :)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Flyer9753 i got it on my phone. you can remove it now if you want. i'll send you my explanation in a little bit

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @LegitQuestions

 Quick concession.  I guess the evidence that led you to such a conclusion is too vast and elaborate to bother with?

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