Joe Arpaio Pissy About Being Un-invited to Read at Elementary School

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Joe Arpaio could use some french cries with his whamburger.
What's the proper way to respond if you're a government official who's asked to read to elementary school students, then told you've been un-invited because you're too controversial? If you have even a shred of class, you say "I'm sorry you feel that way," and move on. If you're Maricopa County's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," Joe Arpaio, the obvious move is to cry about it in the form of a press release bashing the school -- which is exactly what happened this afternoon.

Arpaio was slated to read to students at the Sahuaro Elementary School in Phoenix as part of the "Read Across America" program this afternoon, but the school pulled the plug on the appearance because, Arpaio claims, there were doubts he knew how to read the sheriff is "too controversial."

Rather than moving on like an adult, a spiteful Arpaio blasted out a nasty press release bashing the school district -- he was even sure to include the school's name and address in the release, as oppose to a generic description of what went down.

Arpaio claims the decision to yank the invitation came from the administrative level, where the assistant superintendent of the school district felt that having the county's brown-bashing top cop read to students might offend the parents of Hispanic student.

The school district could not be reached for comment this afternoon.


"To disrespect the chief law enforcement authority of the county in this way is a bad example
to students and the community overall," Arpaio says. "The program I was to participate in
was about literacy - the importance of reading - and had nothing whatsoever to do with law
enforcement or my efforts to fight illegal immigration."

Somebody call the whambulance -- Joe's getting cranky.
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anon
anon

We don't need the sheriff or police in the classrooms. The children need to learn how to protect themselves and their rights from overzealous law enforcement who will take their parents away with the first complaint!

Dr. Suess on The Loose
Dr. Suess on The Loose

Hey, who knew the fucking idiot could read ???

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I thought he read Green Eggs and Ham and had a Jail menu

Coz
Coz

Anybody that would allow their children to be anywhere near Bozo Joe should be arrested for child abuse.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Arpaio calls this a "political decision." Is this a way of saying that he can't believe people have something personal against him?

Mistalee
Mistalee

As if Sheriff Joe can read. What is this, another April 1 prank story come early?

Nellie3ster
Nellie3ster

I wonder where he stands on the tea partiers denying the President opportunity to speak to the nation's schoolchildren? Or when ASU denied our President an honorary degree whe he spoke there? Karma, Joe! In my opinion I applaud the school administrators. Maybe our country is waking up and rejecting all the racism and hate from the conserv/right wingers. Hopefully.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

I'm thinking the school administrators may have worried that one or more of their students' parents may have been deported as a result of Arpaio's Antics and that student (or his familia) may have wanted to therefore bring a weapon for show and tell. I tell ya, I'd be pissed as hell if some jackass ruined my family apart for publicity purposes!

Ed
Ed

Poor Joe ... lol. Shame on us for not distinguishing that Joe is an illegal-immigration-crime-fighting machine during the day, but his alter-ego is a mild-manner bookworm ... lol. You know, it's funny that Joe really cannot see that his persona is a controversial one. He still thinks that everybody loves him -- but the fact is the statistic show that 1 in 4 students are of Hispanic descent -- meaning of Hispanic parents ... and while Hispanics may not compose more than 30% of the Arizona population, that number is clearly more pronounced in the schools and will eventually catch up once these students become adults in 5-10 years.

Greenwood_and_archer
Greenwood_and_archer

so now he's the "chief law enforcement authority???" No, you stupid windbag. That's Nate Gray of the FBI, as you'll soon find out when he slaps the cuffs on you.

Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Maybe he could read his own book for the first time. Would help avoid that awkward moment at the next deposition where he has to admit that he hasn't read the book he supposedly wrote.

Ed
Ed

Hahahaha... that is funny. I remember that deposition. Some example -- he admitted under oath to not having fully read his very own book....lol. You can't make that stuff up.

J Curwen
J Curwen

Au contraire, Joe. The example set was laudable, even exemplary.

Cooterz
Cooterz

I think maybe he would recognize his name in that comment, but that's about it.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I wonder how XSoldier is doing with his "Exit Parody for Bad Ass Joe"... or whatever he is going to call it...

Kord62
Kord62

Another power hungry, media grabbing douche bag, of the same ilk, as Tom Horne, Russell Pierce, Paul Babeu, and the like, when are we as a community, going to get smart, and vote all these haters out, if it was up to me, I'd send them all to Job corps, so they could do an honest days work, and quit fleecing all the white Republicans into putting them in office, again!!!!!!!!!!!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Just a little off topic, but it could affect the old geezer's future reading invitations: What is the status of the Babeu report regarding Henderbulk, Black, Fox, and possibly others? The devil's advocate side tells me that the report is being spun to reduce Arpaio's culpability, but while believable, I don't know anything about that actually happening.

Tony Previte
Tony Previte

I don't KNOW anything either, but the BIRDS I listen to actually have BRAINS, not dementia ;-)

Revjr61
Revjr61

Let me guess..Now the school is gonna get raided,wire tapped ,etc All the janitors will be arrested....Road blocks @ the bus parking lot to conduct immigration raids...yea I can see it now

85014
85014

The Brown Shirts in Sun City are having an all night bake sale while they look at the chargers for their old MCSO portable radios. In the morning they are going to raid Mexican yard workers while eating muffins and drinking coffee and declare they ridded Sun City of the roots of all evil. The flaccid fool is a joke but we can rely on the electorate to confirm his coranation in the next election.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Apparently the buzz around MCSO is that the Flaccid Fool just found out that a sheriff in the deep south wears five stars on his collar. Apparently the FF was fit to be tied and has ordered new shirts with built-in collar restraints to support the weight of TWO rows of four stars each. Never let it be said that General Assaholy is going to be out-starred.

Especially just after having been upstaged by educators.

Touche`, you wrinkled chunk of manure.....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Five stars would command the respect accorded to Bradley, Eisenhower, Marshall, Arnold, and MacArthur. Promoting yourself puts you in an elite crowd Joe. You've come a long way nickel-bag! Eight stars would mean that our beloved Sheriff has 60% more importance than General Marshall, for example. This school folded their hand with a four-star Sheriff. Now, the pot has been raised to a five-star Sheriff, and then an eight-star Sheriff. See what you missed out on? Probably the only eight-star Sheriff in the nation kids.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Field marshal general Idi Amin Dada Arapio! And there's always epaulets with gold braid...

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mike, not to mention a plastic pistol tie tack... that would certainly complete his ensemble of fraud...

XSoldier
XSoldier

Ever notice how the plastic pistol tie tack is always pointed at Joe's left side?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, I was having a delusional moment of thinking that the tie tack was symbolic of something good and righteous... my mistake entirely. I can only ask forgiveness for my errors (not something you will EVER hear from MCSO under the current shurf and his gang of miscreants).

Now that I think about it, the plastic pistol tie tack is entirely symbolic of the MCSO shurf.... just a show of power, with no power to discharge it....

When I was a rookie cop my department had a program called "Operation Brown Bag" where each weekday one day shift officer was invited to an elementary or middle school (junior high in those days) to have lunch with the kids. It was actually fun and gave us a chance to talk to kids and dispel some of the fear that some of their parents had shared with the kids regarding uniformed police officers.

Imagine being turned down by a school district.

It seems there must be a message contained within.

"Chief law enforcement authority", indeed. You will notice he didn't refer to himself as a cop. because he isn't He is not POST certified and never was, that I'm aware of. He is JUST a county sheriff. An elected official. Not a cop. He wouldn't make it as a pimple on a real cop's ass, actually....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Tommy,

You can denigrate America's Toughest Shurf. You can criticize his management. You can call him a baby with a temper tantrum. You can even 'ridicule' his 'ridiculous' policies. But for God's sake, don't go after the tie tack. Have you no common decency? :-)

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

He's just a mentally ill old man. His best days are memories he can't recall anymore. He sees himself as being far more important in his imagination than he is in life. And he is just plain nasty and despicable. Other than that, I suppose someone must have some use for him.

It's very telling when educators don't want a person coming around to read to the kids. I believe Michelle Obama has a standing commitment to do so. That may be one of the reasons the Flaccid Fool is feeling so sorry for himself.

Yes, he not the most important person in Maricopa County. All the rest of us are. We who pay the elected official sheriff wages. Just a nasty old man, he is, he is...

Tony Previte
Tony Previte

What do you get when a RETIRED D.E.A. agent, doesn't actually RETIRE? A crusty old man too afraid to relax and take a break. Respect is EARNED not demanded.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

It may not be that Arpaio is so controversial after all. They may have caught on to the fact that Arpaio is a fraud. Pink underwear, tent city, chain gangs, etc. that were long claimed to be Arpaio's creations are actually claimed now as original work of the Honorable Russell Pearce, esteemed President of the Arizona State Senate.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Once upon a time there were two little wetbacks. But you can't call them wetbacks any more so we call them anchor babies. Their parents were illegal aliens. OK kids, repeat after me: "What part of illegal don't you understand?" The last time I looked, illegal meant illegal. The two anchor babies went to school without their papers and even though they were citizens, they were turned in to the big bad wolf in Sheriff's clothes because the wolf put out a reward for them. When their parents came to pick them up from the jail, they were arrested without bail and deported. The moral of the story is self deport kids.

Chee_is_back
Chee_is_back

can we still call people like you racist assholes?

Cooterz
Cooterz

It was written ironically, dummy.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

You can call me anything you want Chee! :-)

Arpaio Dethroned
Arpaio Dethroned

Gerry_C, your squeaky voice sounds reminds me of that female kid character from the Charlie Brown toon. Good one.

Coz
Coz

Hey Bozo Joe, what makes you think of bunch of grade school kids want to hear your total bullshit about your daily shoot outs in Turkey, busting the French Connection, Busting Corn Vendors or how everyone in Maricopa County is corrupt buy you and your son Candy Ass Thomas.

You're bullshit is as old as you are and as slimy as your hair.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Joe's head simply produces more oil than Texas Coz. Maybe we can market Joe and save the state from bankruptcy.....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

When I read about those daily shoot outs in Turkey, I felt like I was watching an episode of the A-Team.

But seriously...Here is a man that single-handed took out the French Connection and won shoot out after shoot out. Would we not be better served if the Governor drafted him and his trusty .38 revolver and put him near the border to get control of it?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

The top lawman in the county is not superior to municipal police chiefs. He is just the head of an LE organization that has jurisdiction overlapping the cities. The city police departments are not subordinate to MCSO.

I don't believe any disrespect was shown to the office of the Sheriff. Rather, disrespect was shown to Joe Arpaio. With his antics, I believe that Joe Arpaio disrespects the office of Sheriff.

This press release is not to show how big Joe's balls are as many of the MCSO press releases try to do. This one is designed to make people feel sorry for the old guy because he got dissed. What it really does is show that Arpaio is substantially less popular than he was, Arpaio is despised by growing pockets of the community, and Arpaio is becoming increasingly irrelevant. It is almost as if the old guy has been taken to the vet and neutered.

Speaking of neutered, that is metaphorically accurate. Andrew Thomas was Arpaio's left nut. Dave Hendershott was the substantially larger right nut. Cut off the balls and dogs will still be aggressive, but will be less so with time. Guess that holds for geriatric Sheriffs as well. I guess that leaves the seminal discharges to metaphorically account for Fox, Black, and Aubuchon.

XSoldier
XSoldier

Actually, Senate President Russell Pearce is Joe's sagging wrinkly left nut and Candy Ass Thomas is Joe's mentally unstable right nut. Hendy is Joe's right hand and Babeu is Joe's left hand.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

"The city police departments are not subordinate to MCSO."

Wow, that's very interesting, I've always assumed the "higher level" governments within a state had supremacy over the lower ones, i.e. State > County > City/Town/Township. Good to know.

Cooterz
Cooterz

"I don't believe any disrespect was shown to the office of the Sheriff. Rather, disrespect was shown to Joe Arpaio. With his antics, I believe that Joe Arpaio disrespects the office of Sheriff."

Snap!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Sometimes, my dirty mind has to come out. :-)

Kevin4545
Kevin4545

Your a tool Joe Arpayo your time is comming to a END. YOUR TO OLD, INSANE, IMPRACTICAL. Its your time to quit. Its time to bring a good IMAGE to Arizona bring people to come and visit Arizona. This is not the wild wild west any more. you need to resigned OLD man. Your a Mad man.............enough, enough.......

Srsnakes
Srsnakes

Joe, hurry the fuck up and die. Seriously, just fucking die. Aren't you dead yet? What are you waiting for? Hell has a special place prepared just for you. They hired Robert Rodriguez to design it. Don't worry.....Rob's legal.

Samnthagraves
Samnthagraves

He doesn't care if he's legal, he has a Hispanic last name :P

XSoldier
XSoldier

Why was this mentally sick old man even asked at all?

The MCSO shurf is irate that he was canceled, so he did what he does best: Grandstand. We all know that the Flaccid Fool likes to see his own sagging, wrinkly face and hear his own gravelly and phlegm-infested voice on the idiot box.

Way to go, Joe...... You have SO much class (note the sarcasm)

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