"Occupiers'" Anger Shifting From Wall Street to Joe Arpaio, Sheriff's Ego Claims

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There's good news for Wall Street -- the "occupiers" who have been protesting corporate greed (or whatever it is they're protesting) for the past several months have a new target for their rage: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

That, of course, is according to the sheriff's bloated ego.

"The 'Occupy Wall Street' movement has turned from a wave of anger towards Wall Street [to a movement] against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio," the sheriff's PR folks say in a press release that just screams "look at me, look at me!"

Arpaio's been trying to cash in on the ink the "occupy" folks have been getting since the demonstration in Phoenix began in October.

For example, earlier this month, Arpaio issued a press release announcing that he wouldn't be giving the "occupiers" additional publicity. Just to clarify, the sheriff issued a press release to announce he wouldn't be giving the "occupiers" additional publicity. More on that here.

Arpaio was in Tucson this morning to endorse wannabe state Representative Adam Kwasman. The sheriff's press conference was cut short, however, thanks to protesters from the "Occupy Tucson" demonstration, who took a break from blaming the banks, big business, the government (etc., etc., etc.) to hassle America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff."

"[Arpaio's] a symbol of our corporate influence in our politics," one of the "occupiers" told a Tucson TV station.

As unfocused as the "occupiers" anger may seem, we have a pretty good feeling Joe Arpaio is not the reason thousands of people are camping out in public places all over the country -- despite what the sheriff's ego has to say about it.

See video of the demonstration below.

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shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Seriously,

Joe has become so pathetic that I could actually feel sorry for him IF he hadn't done so much harm to so many people, and then had the cajones to defend these actions.

You know he has to be paranoid with all of his incompetence and corruption which became even more apparent this year. It makes me wonder if he doesn't have a list of all our screen names in a waterproof bag, tucked into his Depends?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

he is already paranoid and delusional. He lives in a compound. He built 30 foot tall walls around his house because he claims some ex-con was gonna murder him, so he got an exemption from the city or HOA or whatever to build 30 foot tall walls around his house. The only problem is that the ex-con later admitted that he was never going to do anything to Sheriff Joke, and that it was all made up.

Kpegjer94
Kpegjer94

My God  that old  crooked   has been is so full of himself.........we`ve   got rid of Andrew Thomas  finally ........  You know the other half of the dynamic duo .......NOW WHEN IS ARPAIO`S TURN ........

F9F Panther
F9F Panther

The good citizens of Maricopa County have been waiting patiently almost 4 years for the feds to complete their investigation and make a decision of his guilt or innocence. It is beginning to appear that the federal government has lost their way and that there is no justice to be had utilizing federal resources. I guess Dennis Burke was just too busy covering his ass for his role in the "fast & furious" weapons debacle to do his job. 4 years wasted and nothing to show for it? It is extremely unfair to all parties for this investigation to drag on and on and on. Shit or get off of the pot.

Mercedes
Mercedes

"my Wells Fargo building"  I can personally attest as an employee of WFB, we don't want him in that building anymore.  In fact, most of us in the building think he and his cartel are a pain in the ass.  Please God, bless the Joke with a massive stroke. 

David Saint
David Saint

lol "my wells fargo building"...yeah, thats why they wouldnt resign your lease joe...Further, if joe really is game for debate, im his huckleberry.  Though I imagine after 3 minutes of me railing on him, basically showing hes a walking, talking pile of bull shit, hed have me arrested. 

rex loves sex
rex loves sex

sometimes i hate seeing that fat, ugly, one vessel short of a stroke, loser we called sherrif. i think its dawning on most people that this useless piece of shit is on his way out. i dont care if i offend anyone but if he was to die of a heart attack, it would be great. thwe world is better off without this fatass muther fucker in it.

MoseMontgomery
MoseMontgomery

I think Joe is gearing up to run for Senate. This is good. Come on liberal, what you got? Give it!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Ummmm.... no. The Flaccid Fool won't run for anything but sheriff and he may not do that again in 2012 due to unexpected circumstances. Senate? Not hardly. That would require him to convince people in the entire STATE to vote for him instead of just Sun City, Wrinkle City, and Menopause Manor.

You may certainly think the FF is going to run for Senate. But, from what I've seen he has a hard enough time walking, much less running, amigo.

MoseMontgomery
MoseMontgomery

Uh... no. You are wrong again ass.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I suppose we will know in January. In the mean time I suggest you note my comment and your response. I'm not wrong very often, so if that should actually happen I will watch for you to remind me. Not sure what blog name you will be using by then, however.

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

Good grief Arpaio is desperate for press.

Arpaio certainly has $6 million in his war chest thanks to big money, so a little investigation as to who exactly solicited and who donated that money in Arpaio's pockets is worth looking into.

The good news is $6 or $6 million, Joe "I can't recall" Arpaio can't buy this election.  Hundreds of millions of dollars wasted, and still counting.  Mismanagement and corruption rampant in the MCSO from the top down into the bottom ranks.  Voters now know Arpaio for the blowhard "it's all about me" politician he is.

The MCSO needs a professional law enforcement manager and leader.

VOTE STAUFFER FOR SHERIFF 2012

Bnbk
Bnbk

Agreed ! The Stauffer camp made a great move by running as an Ind. Save the fight for the general election . VOTE STAUFFER 2012 !

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

also even if that guy is a republican at least he isn't sheriff Joke!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

Didn't the Clown of the country have a press release a week ago about how he's not give Occupy any exposure by not mentioning Occupy?  In a Press Release?

Coz
Coz

Adam Kwasman....another fucking nut case.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

basically if they are from AZ and have an R next to their name it's a given that they are a nut case, for the most part!

Coz
Coz

Somebody please park Bozo Joe I Can't Recall Arpaio's ass in a Sun City assisted care facility before he gets himself hurt.

Another case  of voter stupidity for electing yet another clown in Arizona, over and over again.

Stupid is what stupid does, but making the same mistake over again goes beyond insane.

NwzJnky
NwzJnky

By NYC cops counting, 30,000 people turned out today, people of all ages. Apparently some here have not seen their written purpose, titled OWS Part 2.

Verdad
Verdad

There are approximately 30,000 known homeless people in NYC. What a coincidence!

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Demonize the homeless, the poor, the mentally ill, Latinos, Muslims,etc. Idolize the greedy, corrupt, incompetent, xenophobic, intolerant, etc.

I'm beginning wonder if the experiment that is America, is failing

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

it might be failing because our experiment with republican politics has taken us down too far...

Wanumba
Wanumba

Arpaio needs some extra strength Geritol.  Useless old fool....

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

Although this protest movement was compromised from the start by all the alphabet agencies and it is not what it seems to be, the original message is the same.  It's a protest against the corporate structure that dictates how the people of the world are forced to live.  The writer of this article is a contributor and slave to this corporate/bank structure.   He writes the way he has to in order to survive.   That's what the protest movement was originally about.   Now it's about setting up the agenda for that same corporate structure they originally protested against. 

Mustafa
Mustafa

Well you put together a somewhat convincing list of objectives for your fellow liberals to agree to but we all know it's bullshit. They are looking for spare change and government handouts. Nothing more.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

nope, they are tired of being raped by corporations, and high taxes while the rich owners of the corporations don't pay any taxes!

Restitutiontouscitizensfirst
Restitutiontouscitizensfirst

yeah yeah yeah yeah - you totally can't get it. . . and you are wrong by the way

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Here's a buck, don't spend it on educating yourself.

Bnbk
Bnbk

Mustafa & Somnobul are one in the same person.This nutjob uses multiple screen names.

Somnobul
Somnobul

Groan. Here's a quarter. Don't spend it on booze.

Somnobul
Somnobul

No... he's spot on. Deadbeats in the park, looking for attention.

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

   The man is an egotistical moron.  Hey JOE the god damned Wellsfargo Building IS NOT yours.  In fact, isn't your lease coming up for renewal and aren't you about to get your sorry ass booted.  In fact, when you weigh what the protestors are saying against what you are saying and doing... they are right ... your ass is owned by corporate america, just a side show clown.  And Joe that IS the way history WILL right your epitate.  Or more likely with more evidence exposed now that Munnsel papers have to be released the epitate will be carved into a FEDERAL PRISON HEADSTONE.     As far as the wingnut that you went to endorse, I didn't bother to catch his name and only had to listen to his rant for a few seconds, he was right about one thing.  There is an absolute drive and massive effort to remove the wingnuts like him and YOU from not only Arizona Politics but national politics as well.  Incidently it's not just those nasty liberals behind the drive, it also involves a lot of Independents and moderate Republicans.   Between the less than cunning stunts performed by the less than stunning teaparty and the normal abject arrogance and ignorance of the GOP this country has been brought to it's knees.  As much as you fools tout your canned bullshit and spin in circles pointing your crooked little digits in all directions ... you may want to note that even with the GOP and Teabagger money involved along with all of the bullshit spewed... Pearce still got his ass handed to him and he was not alone.  Be prepared YOU teabaggers and hardline immigration GOPers you too are going to get your asses handed to you..

Mustafa
Mustafa

So much hatred in you words. You remind me of that other crazy liberal Laughner. Hope you don't murder your fellow liberals like he did. When was your stay in tent city? Must have been rough on you.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

yes he was so liberal! idiot.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You seem to have mistaken stated facts for hatred. It doesn't appear to me that Follower was being hateful. Just making statements regarding his opinion. Unlike you, however, he doesn't need MCSO telling him what his opinion is.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

also it seems to me that he stated some facts, like the fact that Arapaio is a criminal and that his butt buddy in Mesa got his ass handed to him in a recall!

Follower_of_the_ONE
Follower_of_the_ONE

Wow, great response, one I would have expected writing the same drivel in the Arizona Republic rag.  Are you one  of the low class paid for and sponsored losers, if so what is your moniker?  Really there wasn't one word of hatred in the entire piece, actually I'm pretty happy with all involved ... including the idiots getting theirs asses waxed.. Arpiao, Pearce ... Now that's fucking entertainment!

Bnbk
Bnbk

Changed your screen name once again.I hope one day you are able to finally figure out who you are Muy Babosa Sancha.

Alfonso
Alfonso

James, thank you for your coverage of the OWS. The other media outlets keep hoping the protests will amount to something to report about to cover slow newscasts, but you tell it like it is: nothing but panhandling, squatting, and handout seeking slimbags.

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