Joe Arpaio's Fantasy Ad Targeting Paul Penzone (Video)

Categories: Election 2012

Above is the ad we referenced yesterday, in which Sheriff Joe Arpaio's campaign pals introduce their own artistic interpretation of what happened between Arpaio-challenger Paul Penzone and his wife in a 2003 altercation.

See also:
-Joe Arpaio Creates His Own Version of What Happened in 2003 Altercation Between Paul Penzone and His Ex-Wife
-Arpaio Challenger Paul Penzone Comes Clean About a 2003 Altercation with Ex-Wife


Arpaio's ad is "based on a true story" as much as the Texas Chainsaw Massacre is -- and let's just say there was no massacre in Texas involving chainsaws.

From the woman in the ad having a black eye, to the narrator talking about Penzone "hitting a woman," to whatever shadowy object the man in the object is holding, and more, Arpaio's ad doesn't depict reality.

Again, Penzone still maintains -- almost a decade later -- that his wife hit him with a hockey stick. If you don't believe that, then he "challenge[s]" everyone to read the police report, and make your own decision.

The police report has been on the New Times website since July, and can be found here.

"I will answer to anyone and everyone, and run from nothing," Penzone said.

Indeed, he did answer everyone's questions yesterday, and noted that he didn't have to bring a dog (ahem) or his wife (ahem) to defend himself.



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Jamiemonzon
Jamiemonzon

@phxnews People wake up 400 cases!While he is out driving illegals to the border!!!!!Lawsuits are taking money away from us

desertrat
desertrat

This is simply another dirty and politically motivated attack against our wonderful sheriff by a peon who thinks his only chance of winning election is dependent by spreading false attacks because his lack of his qualifications and experience alone won't get him elected.

desertrat
desertrat

Jamie is right. Mr. Penzone did announce before that he abused his wife and he apologized to the public. This is a fact that can be proven.

Jamie20
Jamie20

PENZONE IS AN ADMITTED WIFE BEATER (HE PUBLICLY SAID "YES I ABUSED MY WIFE") AND A HYPOCRITE.  PENZONE HAS NO PROBLEM ATTACKING ARPAIO BUT WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR ARPAIO TO ATTACK PENZONE IT'S A CRIME.  EACH DAY THERE IS AN ATTACK AGAINST ARPAIO PAID FOR BY THE PENZONE CAMPAIGN.

wanumba
wanumba

Arpaio's goons are doing every thing they can to dig up dirt on Penzone, typical sleaze from a filthy, disgusting pig.  How anyone could vote for this bloated corpse is beyond me.

 

Running scared Joke?  You should be.

Jeddi1941
Jeddi1941

How about talking about Penzone's ads attacking Sheriff Arpaio.  Is it okay for Penzone to attack Sheriff Arpaio but not okay for Sheriff Arpaio to attack Penzone?  Sheriff Joe will win re-election.

wherewasi
wherewasi

To Joe Arpaio and Chad Willems - I know you have people watching these blogs...

 

I am OFFENDED.  As a REAL victim of domestic violence, I find your false claims and mole hills to mountains claims against Penzone repulsive.  I hope that all REAL victims of domestic violence feel the same way I do and recognize this attempt by Arpaio (who spends more time thinking about janitors and landscapers with no work Visas) to EXPLOIT domestic violence as the farce that it is.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Penzone were involved in a flare of tempers that resulted in each of them getting a minor bruise.  Oh well.  Too Bad.  So Sad.  The same kind of thing happened 10 times over when my ex husband and I divorced.  They had no priors, they had no subsequents.  They had 10 seconds of temper and then it was over.  No one was really injured.  No one was charged.  No one was found guilty.  No one served times.  Shit happens.  Move on.

 

Penzone claims that his wife smacked him with a hockey stick and she claims he pushed her into a door frame.  So what?

 

On a wintery day in the Great Lakes region of the country in the mid 1990's, I was an hour late coming home from work due to a sleet / ice storm.  My live-in male companion was convinced I was late because I was "with someone else".  When I stepped into MY house (not HIS) I found that the place was ransacked.  My Christmas tree had been smashed, holes punched in walls, drapes (and drapery bars) ripped off the walls, furniture overturned, etc.  When I walked in the house, he came around the corner and grabbed me and threw me into the wrought iron stair rails.  When I tried to get away into the kitchen to call 911, he caught my arm, used his other hand to pull the phone off the wall and hit me over the head with it, and when I continued to try to get away from him, he chased me to the bathroom where he threw me through the glass shower door.  My daughter (at the time 12 years old) was NOT a "silent witness" and ran through the snow in her night gown, bare footed, to a neighbor's house, to call 911.

 

In the meantime, my "fiance" pinned me on the bed (a water bed - hey, it was the 90's) and proceeded to stab the bed, back and forth, on either side of my neck and head while he kept me pinned on the bed.  The damage to my home was in the $1000's of dollars.

 

This is one of MANY incidents that took place.  I eventually fled to Arizona to get as far away from my abuser as I could without leaving the country.  He has done prison time for a number of years, and now is in a county jail for continued abuse of other women.  He continues to contact me.  My daughter has severe developmental and emotional issues due to the trauma he inflicted on her as an adolecent.

 

Joseph M. Arpaio and his henchmen ignored the abuse going on in El Mirage for years.  Joe Arpaio is more interested in arresting janitors and landscapers that violent criminals.  Joe Arpaio WANTS YOU TO BELIEVE that Penzone is an abuser.

 

Well, ask a REAL victim of domestic violence.  Joe Arpaio is a clown, a media whore and an idiot.

 

I ask all other women who have been a victim of TRUE domestic violence to be offended by Arpaio's pathetic use of an isolated minor incident to try to sling political poop at someone who has the kajoneses to beat our trusty TIN STAR SHURF.

 

Go retire and eat beanie weanies with Ava, Joe.  We have no further use for your bullshit.  You and Chad shoud be hanging your heads in shame.

 

Penzone for Sheriff 2012!

 

Pass it on.

 

 

 

 

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @Cameo

 The proof that YOUR candidate is full of shit:

www.arpaio.com

 

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @desertrat

 Wonderful sheriff.  LOL.  Ha ha.  Yuk Yuk.  That's a good one.  "Wonderful".  Yeah, he's full of wonder, alright.  I wonder how he manages to stick his finger up his nostril without help.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @desertrat still waiting for your proof. i posted 7 minutes before you put your second post up so i know you saw it. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @desertrat so you post a second post right above the one where i ask you to prove your claims (you even posted after i did, so i know you saw the request for proof) and you still wont back your claims.  start backing up your claims with facts. you are the one saying you can prove it SO PROVE IT

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @desertrat what links? where can we see this admission? when did he admit this? to whom? where are your resources?

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @Jamie20

 Caps Lock is for losers who think that if they SHOUT they will be heard.

 

Not true!

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Jamie20 I'll file a public-records request and disprove your ludicrous and bullshit claim. Then I'll post a link to it. Then you'll shut the fuck up idgit.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Jamie20 scotty, quit making shit up and quit trying to run multiple profiles

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Jamie20 supply a link to it. what news channel was it on? what paper covered it? when did he publicly say this? who did he say iy to?

Jamie20
Jamie20

 @wanumba How dare you and everybody blame Arpaio for attacking Penzone.  Why don't you talk about all the attack ads by Penzone targeting Sheriff Joe.  Penzone is a fucking hypocrite.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @Jeddi1941

 Those are not Penzone's ads.  They were created and paid for by PACs like CBA.

 

Penzone and his campaign have not spent one red cent attacking Arpaio.

 

Get your facts straight before you post bullshit, "Jeddi".  (Really?  Jeddi??  That smacks of arrested development...)

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Jeddi1941 please supply a link to validate the claim you have been making about Penzone admitting he beat his wife,

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Jeddi1941 penzone commercials point out something joe admitted happened are supported by over 400 cases as proof, arpaio's ad is not substantiated by any fact. even penzones wife isnt backing it up. so joes is just a smear tactic

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @wherewasi  Liz,

 

Sorry that happened to you. I'm glad you got out of that situation. That fact by itself shows that you are the stronger and better person than the douchebag who was abusing you. 

 

I detest reading stories like yours. As far as I'm concerned, men who abuse women are cockroaches (just ask twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce and his good buddy woman-beater former Senator Scott Bundgaard.)

 

I find the Old Fool's new "ad" to be complete and utter bullshit. It's repulsive, vile, and nauseating.

 

I would love to see Penzone win the election. A Penzone victory will make the MCSO shurf the 4th Republican in Arizona to fall in complete disgrace (Pearce, Bundgaard and Candy Andy Thomas being the other three)

 

As I said in another post, I would like to send you a note, if that's OK with you. Please let me know.

 

 

BullDog
BullDog

 @wherewasi How much did Paul Penzone pay you for writing this ridiculous and baseless blog?  personally I find Penzone repulsive for attacking Sheriff Arpaio for telling the truth about him.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @wherewasi ouch......my heart goes out to you. i know this stuff bothers me, but hearing your story lets me know just how deeply it affects others too. as much as i really dont want to hear stories like that, i appreciate your sharing it.  as much as this stuff affects me, i sometimes lose focus of how much it affects people like you.  

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @MaskedMagician1967  you do know who Jamie20 most likely is dont you? I'll give you a hint, J      A       F   maybe 

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @Jamie20  Penzone's campaign has not attacked Joe.  That would be the PACs like CBA who have told Arpaio for a long time that "you're next".  They're just doing what they promised to do.  It is not from Penzone.  Which makes Arpaio all the more politically incorrect with this lying bullshit.

 

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @Jeddi1941

 Jeddi1941 suggests that you're one of the 70-something seniors out in Sun City who think Arpaio is like the cream cheese on your bagel, huh?

 

I have news for you - you can't chew a bagel.  And Arpaio ain't cream cheese. 

 

Allow me to provide you with a tin foil hat so that you can tune in to the birth certificate "investigation" which has caused Arpaio to LOSE about 10% of his otherwise voting public. 

 

You old farts are a joke.  Jeddi1941???  Really???  That is so silly.

Jamie20
Jamie20

 @danzigsdaddy  @Jeddi1941 You keep talking about the sex cases because you cannot think of anything else.  Why would Penzone deny the abuse charges against him when he admitted to it.  The only smear tactic happening is against Joe by the Penzone campaign.  Penzone pays for Facebook likes and blog posts here.  he's a desperate faggot that will do anything for votes and he feels he has to pay for them because he knows he wouldn't get votes any other way.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @MaskedMagician1967

 I didn't see your other post, but my email is write.in.rick.2010@gmail.com

 

I don't check that a lot, but I will watch for something from you if you're emailing me.

 

Yeah, I know... I don't talk about the past too much.  I find that it's difficult to move forward if you're always looking behind you.  Unfortunately, my daughter is stuck back there in the bullshit and it has prevented her from moving forward.  Hence my last comment about "this is for my daughter, you bastard."

 

 

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @BullDog

 Hello BullDog.  May I call you Bull for short, since that is what you're full of?

 

Thank you for the compliment.  I'm thrilled that you think my Saturday night blog is worthy of payment , especially from a campaign fund in a highly contested political race.  I guess perhaps I should write a book, since you think I'm good enough at expressing my thoughts to bring in a check for writing them down.

 

Alas, no one needs to pay me one thin dime to talk about why Arpaio disgusts me.  Anyone who knows me knows I have been talking about Arpaio and why he needs to be put to pasture for years.  Never met Penzone or any of his campaign staff, or even a volunteer, for that matter.

 

I do take exception to your use of the words ridiculous and baseless.  Are you accusing me of lying?  I have tons of proof.  Whatchu got?  (Other than an overblown ego and love for an 80 year old fool...)  Huh?  Whatchu got, Fool?

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @BullDog  if you are directing that comment to wherewasi, it is an extremely ignorant comment. wherewasi is explaining why she is appalled by the way joe lied and tried to use victims of abuse in a smear tactic against his opponent. it was a heartfelt story that explained why she is disgusted and gave insight into the mind of someone who REALLY was a victim. Joe is just alleging a crime whereas wherewasi was an actual victim. nobody paid her to tell her story, she just told it. anybody besides you or arpaio would have learned something from it, so it is actually far from baseless. what is repulsive is joe not only lying about the whole thing, but trying to make victims where there were none, just to try to use them to his advantage.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @pickupthepace

 Oh well.  I don't care.  People who can't even type 4 complete words are not really part of my target audience anyways.  Stick to Twitter.  It seems to be your "pace".

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddy

 Hey Zig - Thanks for your kind words.  I left my home town in 1998 to move here.  It was a very traumatic experience, more for my kids than for myself.  As I said, the scenario that I described was one of many.  It was a culmination of years of physical, verbal, emotional and financial abuse that caused me to bolt.

 

Here is what bothers me.  My ex - fiancee (now, this is NOT my childrens' father, who was a Deputy Sheriff in our former state) will be going to court in November to try to get out of jail.  He has suggested (not threatened) that he would like to come to Phoenix and see me since I refuse to answer his mail.  I live in fear that he will act on that idea.  My daughter keeps several knives by the front door - in case...

 

If he was an Illegal, I would let Shurf Joe know. Arpaio would be here in a second for me if I was being harrassed by an illegal.  Unfortunately, he was born in Chicago in 1969.  He is a gang-banger.  He is a murderer.  He has 12 children by 9 women (NOT ME!!) and he wants me to respond to his jail-house communications.

 

If I were to say "Hey, Joe - what are you going to do to help me out with this?"  He would say "Nothing".  So I guess I need to buy a gun and help myself.  My abuser isn't an illegal or a MCSO Sheriff candidate, so his abuse is irrelevant to Arpaio.

 

But HEY - Mrs. Penzone got pushed into a door frame and THAT IS BIG NEWS, right?  (Sigh) - This conversation is so sick it makes me want to throw up.

 

Thanks for your support.  

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @danzigsdaddy Again, why am I not surprised?

 

Just more pro-Arpaio idiots that can't open their eyes to the truth about the Old Fool.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddy

 To me, it really doesn't matter.  I am always "wherewasi" and if I respond to 10 accounts who are one person, that's ok.  That gives me 10 opportunities to prove that someone(s) else is/are an idiot.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @wherewasi  jeddi1941 is JAF (i believe) the similarities in writing style are too much of a coincidence. i also believe he has a few more profiles

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Jamie20  I can think of plenty of shit to use against the Old Fool. And you best believe I will use it to Penzone's advantage.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @Jamie20  @Jeddi1941 quit using multiple profiles scott. and nobody pays for these blogs. WHERE IS YOUR PROOF OF HIM SAYING THIS? 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @wherewasi  "A pathetic, scared old man."

 

Just like twice disgraced, corrupt, narcissistic and mentally sick Pearce.....

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddy

 Well, when I was in the situation, we were in a small town and quite frankly, the local law enforcement was kind of out of their element dealing with him.  They tried.  I'd get ROs and he'd violate them.  He broke into my house through a basement window, I called 911, he crawled out the window and climbed a tree and waited for them to leave, which they did when they couldn't find him.  They assumed he had left the area.  He climbed back in.

 

Well, the truth is that he's a punk and I'm pretty sure Phoenix PD would know how to deal with him.

 

It would just give me a great deal of satisfaction to be forced into a situation to put a bullet between his eyes.  I'd say "that one is for my daughter, you bastard".

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @wherewasi and i do believe Joe would respond after the damage was done instead of cutting it off before it happens, simply because there would be more media time for hm that way. so yes i agree with you, Joe himself would just as soon look at media coverage before considering the danger to a victim

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @wherewasi i have known many abuse victims, the part that had me wondering was, "maybe i should just buy a gun". i am used to that response from people who felt they had no other place to turn. i had assumed you were not that confident in law enforcement because of that. a lot of abuse victims have had situations where the law COULD not do anything (as well as some cases where they WOULD not). so my suggestions and comments were based on the assumption that maybe you had not had the best of confidence in the law.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddy

 It occurs to me that you may have read into my prior statements that I don't trust the local law enforcement to assist me if needed.  That isn't the case.  My comments simply reflect my disdain for Arpaio and his exploitation of domestic violence as a means to political gain.  As I said, if my ex was an illegal, he'd be all over it so that he could go on TV and say "see what I mean - here's another one".   If he wants to be tough on domestic violence, he should do it.  Instead he exploits a single minor incident between a divorcing couple by lying and exagerating the situation, to make him look good by attempting to make his opponent look bad.  Yet he refuses to meet that "bad guy" in a debate.  Because he's yellow bellied.  A pathetic, scared old man.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddy

 I've enjoyed Tommy's friendship for a couple of years now.  I would have no qualms about calling the police if my ex showed up here, and I trust the Phoenix PD to respond appropriately. 

 

I'm just ticked off that for 12 years we had our lives back and didn't need to even THINK about looking over our shoulders.  I'm not sure why suddenly a couple of years ago he decided to track me down.  I'm guessing that the number of times I had him arrested for violating the RO and the number of times he was charged with assault were taken into account when he was sent to prison.  He wasn't in custody when I left to move here - he was later incarcerated for his violence against one of the many women he was stringing along.  I think that in his sentencing, the judge probably brought up his history with me and took that into consideration, thereby reminding him that I walked away from him.  He got out of prison and within 2 months he was locked up again in the county jail for assaulting the same woman.  He's been in there for over a year now with his next court date on November 7.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @wherewasi as much as i bag on MCSO, there are some good people in there.  their leader is not a reflection of everyone of them. (YPS is always trying to get people to acknowledge that, and he is correct. not every one of them is a bad seed) if a situation were to arise, there are police in MCSO, PPD, SPD who would come to your assistance. my best piece of advice to you, is to become more social. you REALLY would be amazed how many people will rally together when a woman is endangered. in cases like that, you will actually find law enforcement people and ex-cons rushing together and standing side by side to assist. i tend to point out the failings of MCSO because i am very pessimistic about the human condition, but you really might want to listen to YPS, Tommy Collins and Flyer about how there are actual good cops out there amongst the bad. we only discuss the failings of the police on these sites, and overlook the good that someone like you needs to see more than the examples we refer to. i have no reason to need comfort of mind about our law enforcement, so i dont talk about it, and when i do it jades the perceptions of people like you who DO need the peace of mind that law enforcement presence offers.

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddy

 I know.  That's why I don't answer his letters.  My daughter wants to write him back with all sorts of threats about what her and her boyfriend will do to him if he ever shows up here.  I keep telling her "no".  That's what he wants - to keep us sucked in.  I won't give in to him.  We had 12 years of peace and quiet until a couple of years ago when he got my address.  I would imagine he looked it up on the internet.  Damn that home buying that puts your name on real estate records!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @wherewasi if its any consolation, i am willing to bet all he is doing is talking shit. an abusers power is in the fear. as long as he thinks he is dangling the fear of him showing up over your head, he is happy. screw him, all he is doing is talking. after years in prison, he has no money to come here after you, and since he cant show up to terrorize you, he leaves the implied threat of it instead. so long as you think or fear him showing up, you are just letting him win. dont live in fear of something that wont happen. if you do, you and your daughter will always be looking over your shoulder for a threat that isnt there and will miss out on life

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @danzigsdaddyI appreciate your concern.  I have not made up my mind.  I hate guns.  I don't want one.  I hope I don't come to the point where I feel a need to have one.  If I do, I will take the proper training to make sure I know how to use it.  (I could go off on a tirade about guns, too, but I won't ...)

 

I just wish my ex-BF was an illegal so that Arpaio would find him an interesting target.  As it is, he is just a US Citizen gang-banger -murderer.  No interest in that.  Or, more likely, scared...  Arpaio isn't really as "tough" as he wants us to think he is.  He won't even debate Penzone.  He's a scaredie - cat.

 

Like the guy who flew from Chicago to Phoenix and went right to his ex wife's home and beat her boyfriend to death with a base ball bat and beat her severely too... Fortunately, I know his next court date and I can "be informed".  Ironically, I'm glad that he has all of those "baby Mama's" that want his attention (there are 4 of them)  - hopefully they will keep him very busy for a LONG time and he will forget about me and Phoenix.

 

wherewasi
wherewasi

 @yourproductsucks

 You get even more points for acknowledging the wife and her kind spirit.  Maybe you're not so bad, after all...  though your "way with women" with me has not always been above reproach - LOL.

 

write.in.rick.2010@gmail.com is my email.  I would not mind sharing conversation off of these damned boards.  I don't check my email often, but feel free to contact me there if you wish.

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

 @wherewasi

 I was never against you, fyi.  I have a way with women, however.  My wife is one of the nicest, kindest people on the earth, and I inadvertantly bring out the she-devil in her at times.

 

I will gladly accept the truce.

 

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