Joe Arpaio: "I Don't Use Computers" -- as Posted on His Twitter Page

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Joe Arpaio's Twitter page
It's no secret that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio doesn't know how to use a computer. It's also obvious that he uses "ghost Tweeters" to update his Twitter page. But to have his minions (under the guise of being Arpaio) brag about his computer illiteracy in a forum that can only be accessed by a computer has us laughing this afternoon.

Note the gratuitous plug for Cave Creek-based J.C. Business Machines.

We spoke with Duane from J.C. Business Machines this afternoon, and were shocked to learn that he's never donated a dime to Arpaio's campaigns -- as confirmed by Arpaio's most recent campaign finance report, which you can take a look at here.

However, Duane did say one of the sheriff's public-relations people told him he would be "Tweeting" about his store and how Arpaio's an "old school" guy who still uses a typewriter.

Arpaio's boasting about his computer illiteracy coincides with a note his opponent in next year's election, Scottsdale Lieutenant Mike Stauffer, posted on his Facebook page with the title "Technology Challenged Arpaio Compromises Everyone's Safety." Check it out below:

I had the opportunity to work with the MCSO Air Unit today on a call for service. The deputies did a great job and I appreciate their skill and dedication. Many agencies in Maricopa County rely on the MCSO for air support and other specialized responses.  However, we were frustrated by the inability of the antiquated MCSO radio system their helicopters are equipped with to work with other agencies. The delay while we waited for updates to be relayed through two communication centers to the officers on the ground was a cause for concern.

Law enforcement has been working on improving the communications between agencies for many years and most of the agencies are working well together and have compatible communications technology.

Arpaio's neglect for even the most basic technology needs of his agency has stagnated the MCSO's ability to work smoothly with the other agencies in the county. His refusal to cooperate with other agencies and form partnerships for public safety service delivery is compromising the effectiveness of the MCSO. We, as residents of the county rely on MCSO to be ready to provide assistance to our local police agencies with vital specialized equipment and personnel. Arpaio's continued waste of funds on pet projects, intimidation, lawsuits, etc. could ultimately put law enforcement personnel and you in harm's way.

It's time for a sheriff who is current on law enforcement technology, knows what is needed to do the job, and is focused on providing the best equipment for the employees and the public. As sheriff, I will prioritize the modernization of the MCSO's technology to 21st century standards. I will form partnerships with other law enforcement agencies on all levels to maximize cost effective strategies that will improve service delivery while being fiscally responsible.
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svivar9087
svivar9087

Arpaio is an embarrassment to us REAL "old schoolers"

Bobunf
Bobunf

Arpaio is an embarrassment to the whole State.

Henry Plummer
Henry Plummer

Goes to show what he thinks of his IT department.

Wilenchik
Wilenchik

Someone call Helen Purcell and warn her that MCSO may arrest her in the middle of the night because the links to r-pie-o's campaign disclosures contained on the County Recorder's website include r-pie-o's home address on Via Del Sol in Fountain Hills.

Hock
Hock

I wonder how Joe gets the white out off the monitor?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Uh, that's not white out.  He was reading about Russ Pearce and got excited.

Mistalee
Mistalee

That's not Joe jizz. Joe's too old to jizz. He has the guy who posts to his twitter account jizz for him. 

Jason
Jason

We've known for quite some time that the Flaccid Fool of MCSO is technology illiterate.

But to brag to the world via Twitter that he can't use a computer is downright hilarious. Why in the hell are voters in this county so stupid as to elect a dimwit like Arpaio into office?

Vic
Vic

I still have to shake my head every time I hear Joe's 2012 election mentioned.  I can't even imagine an 79 year old running for that position!  No county in the country has an 80 yr old sheriff!  lol

Lazik11
Lazik11

"Technology Challenged Arpaio Compromises Everyone's Safety."  The same could be said when Joe gets behind the wheel of a Crown Victoria. 

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Why did it need to be fixed?  Did Joke drool in the works or did the keys get gummed up with brill cream?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

That's BRYLcream....A little dab'll do ya.

Seriously. Rpiehole looks like a VO5 man. That crap was basically axle grease with a little perfumed lard mixed in.

Not surprised
Not surprised

We can have a professional law enforcement manager to bring the MCSO up to the standards a professional law enforcement agency should meet.  We just have to vote for one...Mike Stauffer seems to be the only viable job candidate (as opposed to a pathetic politician) at this point.

It's time to put the good ole boy dog and pony show out to pasture.

Rick
Rick

Mike Stauffer has my vote for Sheriff!!!!!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

The trouble is, that with Stauffer running in the GOP, the contest will be in the GOP primary.  With this being a major election year, Dems/Indies might opt for the dem primary due to other races.  It would be better for Stauffer if he ran as a dem, so it could decided in the general.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

There was another candidate not yet mentioned, that was supposed to throw his hat in, but hasn't yet to this day. From the looks of it right now, it doesn't seem that person will run for Sheriff Office, as I thought. So yeah, it looks like its just Shurf Joke and Mike Stauffer for now.

I hate to vote for a Repug myself, but it looks like Stauffer wiill get my vote.

Unless the other candidate throws his hat in.

Jenna
Jenna

As much as I don't want to vote for a Republican ever again, I will gladly vote for him, as well. Mike Stauffer is educated, experienced and NOT a has-been old man that takes pride in having no technical skills. He is not ignorant like Arpaio. He is not a criminal like Arpaio. He is not racist pig like Arpaio. And, among other things, he can drive a car in a parking lot.

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