Joe Arpaio Investigating Obama's Birth Certificate at "No Cost to Taxpayers" -- Except for the Deputy in Hawaii Right Now

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Dear Maricopa County taxpayers, you're currently funding a trip to Hawaii for one of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's deputies so he can help hunt for President Obama's birth certificate or something.

Yes, the investigation that was billed as being at "no cost to taxpayers" happens to have some cost to taxpayers.

According to what Arpaio told conspiracy theorist/alleged "special deputy" Jerome Corsi, the "birther" brigade is "with an MCSO deputy detective for safety reasons and to act as a liaison between MCSO and local law enforcement."

According to the Arizona Republic, Arpaio gave them the "so what?" line about sending a deputy on a friggin' trip to Hawaii, with Arpaio adding that "sometimes things change."

The Republic goes on, "The Sheriff's Office also had to cover the costs of airfare and hotel rooms for the deputy and Zullo," although Arpaio claims he "expects" the posse to pay back MCSO.

Corsi, not surprisingly, says he's "embedded with the investigators in Hawaii," and we'll bet you a shiny nickel that his story about not getting anyone in the Hawaiian government to give him jack shit will turn into a tale about the government hiding things from him.

Corsi also justifies the trip on the "WorldNetDaily" website with Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett's efforts to verify the president's birth certificate.

According to the Hawaii Department of the Attorney General, Bennett hasn't been trying that hard, seeing as the Attorney General's office said Bennett's had about three months to provide a "legitimate" reason for needing verification of the birth certificate.

Since funds at the Sheriff's Office seem to just be burning a hole in Arpaio's pocket, we respectfully request that the deputy bring back some of these for all of us -- ya know, evidence and whatnot:

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Don Gould
Don Gould

was it the sheriff that declared  martial law in the us put drones in the sky aimed at you allowed Americans to be secretly arrested tortured and killed without trial Is the sheriff the one who wants to [redistribute the wealth ]code for communism  make America part of the new world order punish the middle class for being wealthy through the right of pursuit of happiness not a comment about Obama birth  and where he came from he wants the border raided by Mexican drug dealers i understand south of the boarder there is lots of shoulders that have no heads on them due to machetes but you people leave you heads home on purpose  enjoy your slavery i see 60 comments and i don't think the works of you share a single brain 

Rich Bronco
Rich Bronco

obama will be remembered as the worst man 'never' qualified to hold office. We have been played and fooled. obama is a 'softening agent' for things to come. If you care about the U.S., freedom and justice,..then vote obama out of office.

Platano
Platano

Sheriff Arpaio, investigate 9/11 instead.

Lorenzo Martinni
Lorenzo Martinni

If you people can't see that politics are running on both sides, then you are the biggest bunch of sheep there are. (Well, Both sides need sheep to back their beliefs and support them, so I guess being a sheep is a good thing for Obama or Apario (whoever you choose), Obama and Apario are both pissed off at each other so they are going to make life rough for each other.  Both sides are acting like little kids. Obama is pissed off that Apario has enforced immagration laws and so they are trying to dig up junk on him, then Apario is pissed they Obama is investigating him, so he is digging up stuff on Obama.  Both parties are wasting tax payer money. If both Obama and Apario concentrated on what mattered most for this country things would be better off then it is now.  Come on, grow up.Ya' bunch of Babies.

issy
issy

not only joe but brewer in europe again on taxpayers dime bet she is working ha

issy
issy

Republicans very much trash in Arizona

issy
issy

i notice anything  about  Republicans  in Arizona it is hard to comment on

Blackyb
Blackyb

The state department can be trusted since when? Don't they work for Obama?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Interesting that in 1893 corrupt Capitalist corporations (Romney
calls them "people") overthrew the native government of Hawaii which had
been continuous in that country since 300 CE.  The United States
Government was complicit in that act.  Now, a native Hawaiian has taken
control of the United States back from the corrupt Capitalist
corporations which controlled it (corporate "people" don't ever die you
know - those legal "chains of ownership" still exist today).  I'd call
it a VICTORY for indigenous people everywhere - also, remember this,
DON'T FUGK WITH HAWAIIANS!

From Wikipedia:

In January 1893, Queen Liliʻuokalaniwas overthrown and replaced by a Provisional Government composed of members ofthe Committee of Safety. Controversy filled the following years as the queentried to re-establish her throne. The administration of President GroverCleveland commissioned the Blount Report, which concluded that the removal ofLiliʻuokalani was illegal. The U.S. government firstdemanded that Queen Liliʻuokalani be reinstated, but the Provisional Governmentrefused. Congress followed with another investigation, and submitted theMorgan Report on February 26, 1894, which found all parties (including MinisterStevens) with the exception of the queen "not guilty" from anyresponsibility for the overthrow.[48] The accuracy and impartiality of both theBlount and Morgan reports has been questioned by partisans on both sides of thedebate over the events of 1893.[47][49][50][51]

 

In 1993, a joint Apology Resolution regarding the overthrowwas passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton, apologizing for theoverthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom.[51] It is the first time in American historythat the United States government has apologized for overthrowing thegovernment of a sovereign nation.
 

Bobby
Bobby

Hey, it's for a good cause. Think of all the taxpayer funding that goes to policitians in California, for example, to play golf. The Los Angeles city council, it was recently discovered, even has a yacht at its disposal, (to entertain important people of coarse for business reasons,etc.) You people in Arizona don't even have a clue how corrupt a state can get until you've studied what the democrat party does and has done in California.

Mr. Duke
Mr. Duke

And things were going so well.....Pearce recalled, Babeu comes out as a raging queer,  Candy Andy and that awful hag get disbarred...but now it seems the remaining rats are going all IN, destination Crazy Town, despite the questionable seaworthiness of their ship. Why in the hell won't this old fucker just sit the fuck down??  And how is he STILL being allowed to get away with this weirdness?? 

Coz
Coz

Anybody else see the old fool Arpaio on channel 12 news tonight having a hissy fit...
No doubt Bozo Joe is going off the deep end.
It was really funny to watch the old fool try to justify his bullshit.

dumpster dver
dumpster dver

That's why we meskins call him
" El Payaso"

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Jerome Corsi has mentioned that OSB's cold case posse has full subpoena power.  Assuming that is true (being that Corsi has infinite credibility), would you not expect them to issue a subpoena to Hawaii and see what response they get from that?  You could do that by service or Registered Mail, not a trip.  Of course, they will be turned down in Hawaii and can claim "stonewalling."

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

OSB is making Jan Brewer look as if she is playing with only slightly less than half a brain.

Stardomnaud
Stardomnaud

i am glad that joe  is there doing what should have been done a long time ago..and why should
we care about the cost.....obama.. and family spend more than we can imagine per month
on vacations in two places that means dbl. everthing...

funnyhaha71
funnyhaha71

So now Arpaio is doing a "criminal investigation" regarding Obama's records?  Seriously?!

Just who is he going to arrest if he finds "evidence" of "criminal" acts?  Arpiao doesn't have jurisdiction anywhere outside of Maricopa county!  What is Joe going to do; send his "evidence" to the FBI?  Birfers have asked the FBI to investigate Obama for 5 years now.  The FBI will throw Arpaio's "evidence" in the circular filing cabinet.

So now taxpayers have paid and will continue to pay millions for Joe's BS.  Just how much money has Joe's legal crap cost tax payers?

funnyhaha71
funnyhaha71

I'm curious; just how much has this trip cost taxpayers?  
1) Airfare
2) Hotel
3) Food
4) Car Rental or Taxis in Hawaii
5) Parking?
6) Misc fees

Is the MCSO Deputy collecting overtime pay during his time in Hawaii?

We certainly know that Arpaio isn't going to show taxpayers the financial records for this trip and the donation records that will supposedly pay for this trip!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

["It's one deputy, so what?]

This is apparently the attitude he had when
he pulled deputies from the sex crimes unit (leaving some 432 cases neglected or not investigated at all) to help with his political
'investigations'.

The geriatric sheriff said from day One that he would
NOT spend a cent of taxpayer funds on this so-called 'investigation',
and now he IS spending taxpayer money and he doesn't seem to care.

WE,
the taxpayers need to care. We need to vote him out of office and hire a
true law enforcement professional to run MCSO.

Of course, he's used to sending teams of deputies to Alaska on "extraditions" involving fishing trips and such, so "just" one deputy in Hawaii wouldn't seem like much.

Easkey Stewart
Easkey Stewart

What a load of nonsense.

They allow write-in candidates, don't they?

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

Make no mistake about who's behind Arpaio's misguided crusade:  Jerome Corsi of the radical right wing conspiracy website WND - who led the attack against John Kerry in the '04 election by lying about his heroic Vietnam swift boat experience.

Corsi is calling all the shots on this one (indeed he's been deputized into the posse!), and Arpaio is rubber stamping them all.  And everybody's getting paid, whether it's Corsi and Zullo's e-book, or Corsi's new foundation, or WND and Joe "Pornstache" Farah panhandling for the cold case posse. 

Is MCSO a private police force for the right wing & tea party? 

Sure looks like it is.

Coz
Coz

The National embarrassment of Arizona just continues on.

PeeOnTea
PeeOnTea

I am not surprise Brewer wants a 3rd term, after all she has
made a fortune throwing under the bus the Hispanic community, the sick, the
old, and the disable, while insuring million$$$ for fellow neo fascist fat cats
Don Cardon, Jerry Colangelo, and Chuck Coughlin to name a few. I wouldn’t
be too surprise either if the majority of Arizonan would support the old alcoholic
hack and her politics of fear, deception, and hate. Get ready for another elitist,
racist, misogynist election cycle in Arizona… Wheee!

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

 Mitt Romney is NOT a natural born citizen!  According to your logic, he can't be on the ballot in Arizona.  I say, we start an investigation using the offices of the Gila River Indian Community - now THOSE PEOPLE are TRUE AMERICANS, not no fakers or wannabes like the Birthers who are after Obama!

Guest77
Guest77

Good for you, except that here we don't care about what happens in California - your false equivalency aside, corruption occurring elsewhere doesn't justify the sort of egregious waste of taxpayer dollars for a "crime" that is not within the MCSO's jurisdiction to solve. Please spare us your relentless condescending lectures on here (which add nothing to the actual issue at hand) and fix up your own state if its in as bad as shape as you claim it is.

KingCranky
KingCranky

 Arpaio also endorsed my Gov., Perry, for the GOP nomination.

Arpaio's endorsements are quickly turning into the political kiss of death for any candidate stupid enough to beg for it, and unlucky enough to receive it.

Coz
Coz

That is the  multi-million dollar question....

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Hey?

I forgot about the Meskins, they have to be involved in this "Birther" thing?

Did you Mesikins swim to Hawaii by mustake?

Blame it all on Mesiko!

Those Wascally Mesikins!

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, I think Jerome Corsi is a bit short on his information. Perhaps more than just information, but that's for him to argue with the likes of Paul Babeu, if you get my drift.

My point is that MCSO does have full subpoena power to search for direct or indirect evidence for a CRIME that has occurred in MARICOPA County.

That said, there is NO evidence that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed (part of the definition of PROBABLE CAUSE) and it certainly doesn't seem to me that whether Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii or not is of ANY concern for MCSO, and it certainly would not constitute a CRIME in Maricopa County.

However, I can only imagine that Mr. Corsi, like OSB, is going to let law get in the way of conjecture or innuendo.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Actually, BFB, it was done long ago. This is simply a reenactment to garner camera time and to try to recover votes (that he likely has lost forever).

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Spoken like a true Goober. PT Barnum thanks you for your support.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Good question. You may recall after his last public debacle where he revealed absolutely nothing new OSB sent a letter to the SSA asking them to investigate the authenticity of the social security card issued to Mr. Obama. SSA replied with a nicely worded "fuck you very much" letter that said they were not interested and not going to play his game.

OSB was highly criticized when it was found out that NO MCSO investigator or representative had either contacted authorities in Hawaii or traveled there to try to authenticate the birth certificate on file.

Thus, he had to send someone and now he has been caught being untruthful, yet again, and he latest response is that the posse will raise funds to pay back MCSO for the costs of the paid employee's trip to Hawaii.

The story grows with OSB's nose.

He tries to convince his adoring public (both of them) that he had to send the deputy to Hawaii with the posse members for "security", whatever that is supposed to mean. I guess that means the deputy makes donut runs and arranges for new adult diapers in each room, and whatever other "services" are needed.

Now, on one hand, the Secretary of State, AKA Acting Governor Bennett, has received information from Hawaiian officials, via USPS that Mr. Obama is indeed a U.S. citizen and was born in Hawaii as he has stated all along.

On the other hand we have OSB once again spending taxpayer money while chasing a tail that will never be caught.

Coz
Coz

Way to much....

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 Actually, I believe that Arpaio's sworn deputies have jurisdiction state wide, although the exercise of that jurisdiction may not be advisable without an inter-agency agreement.   OSB himself should not have jurisdiction outside of Maricopa County because he is not POST certified.  Certainly MCSO does not have jurisdiction in Hawaii as they perhaps learned today.

I also doubt that the Hawaiian officials need to worry about being charged under the MCSO criminal code for the felony of disrespecting the sheriff. 

Coz
Coz

Lets not forget Hookers....I'm sure it's all part of the investigation, wink, wink....

david saint
david saint

call for an audit, after all one hasnt been done since 96! why do you think joe goes to such great lengths as to hide his personal finances as well as his commercial property holdings! by the way, its required by law..the same law he tried to charge Stapley with breaking at that! 

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 When OSB discussed this with the AZ Repub, he also said of the sworn deputy, "He's not doing anything."  If that is the case, why is he there? 

I would imagine Hendershott is sitting at home saying, "That was MY trip!" 

funnyhaha71
funnyhaha71

 I wonder ... just how much has WND, Corsi and Farrah donated to Joe's election fund?

david saint
david saint

lets just start calling MCSO what it really is...the GOP SS. 

Oma
Oma

yup, it does ... sadly

Bobby
Bobby

Hey, I don't give a shit about Mitt Romney and that's the God honest truth. You must not understand my philosophy concerning our govenrment at all. I don't believe that ANY PRESIDENT HAS ANY POWER AT ALL. They are ALL IN THE POCKETS OF THE ELITE BANKERS, AS IS THIS WHOLE NATION, and that is why OBAMA is BUSH on steroids. He has given Wall Street everything they have asked for, and Romney will do the same. These ARE THE PEOPLE you need protection from---DON'T YOU PEOPLE GET IT?? That's why local government is important. That's why the office of sheriff is important. It's the Raul Grijalva types that will lead you into tyranny,etc. Yes, even Brewer, if push comes to shove. Support the Sheriff. Empower him to fight these potential threats.

Bobby
Bobby

The point is, California CANNOT BE FIXED. This is where guys/girls like you are guiding Arizona to, THE POINT OF NOT RETURN. You'll get it, WHEN IT'S TOO LATE.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I was hoping for YOUR clarification Tommy.

Coz
Coz

A full audit on MCSO should have been done 10 years ago
But....the Board of Stupidvisors were to busy bending over for Bozo Joe.

funnyhaha71
funnyhaha71

 Excellent point.  And they say Obama is the one hiding his records!!  Which is, of course, a blatant lie.

How much more corrupt can Arpaio get?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I can visualize Hendy sitting there in both of his chairs, stewing over the latest tropical vacation that should have been his...... working feverishly over a report of some spouse who might have cheated on his/her spouse and trying to justify why no photos were taken and no surveillance occurred even though the billing included such activity.

I got an email tip recently from an auto shop manager. He said someone who looks just like Hendy had a Corvette driver side suspension replaced with light truck suspension components. For some reason. I wonder why that is?

Perhaps OSB will initiate an "investigation" using the Hot Case posse....

Grrrrrrrrr........

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

 Your point is valid, shoes. My mistake... the cops can only request and then act on said subpoena.

david saint
david saint

LMAO and then theres Romney hiding his tax records past 2010..whats he hiding a few non taxable Swiss bank accounts?!?!1 I wouldnt think of it as a big deal, if his own father hadnt started that trend! 

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