Joe Arpaio Recall Moves to Dismiss Larry Klayman's Bogus Lawsuit

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Special pink underwear delivered by Respect Arizona to the office of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Stop us if you've heard this before, but an attorney is alleging that notorious birther and Sheriff Joe Arpaio-fan Larry Klayman has filed a lawsuit without any legal merit.

In fact, Chris Ford -- legal counsel for Respect Arizona -- told New Times yesterday that he's also seeking sanctions against the pro-Joe group that filed the lawsuit, run by a pair of tea-party figures from Surprise, and its attorneys, Klayman and former birther lawmaker David Burnell Smith.

See also:
-Larry Klayman Sues New Times, Is Really Weird
-Klayman Was Found to Have "Inappropriately Touched" Kids
-David Burnell Smith Teams Up With Larry Klayman in Fight of Arpaio Recall
-Klayman Asks If Joe Arpaio Recall Chairman Is a "Homo" Who "Want[s] My Nuts"
-Joe Arpaio's Birther Buddies Say They'll Take Recall Effort to Court to Shut It Down

Klayman has claimed the recall effort is "illegal," "unconstitutional," and a "criminal recall enterprise." However, all of Klayman's claims are bogus.

Really, the only almost-but-not-really credible claim he made was that a recall petition can't be filed against someone unless they've been in office for six months.

Arizona law clarifies that it's not six months of a term, it's six months total in that office -- and Arpaio's been in office since the early '90s.

So, as members of Respect Arizona left some pink underwear as gifts for Arpaio outside his pricey office inside the Wells Fargo building yesterday, Ford explained that he's not only asking for the lawsuit to be dismissed, but it's "so utterly baseless and frivolous" that he's asking for the sanctions, which basically amounts to attorney fees.

Still, the complaint from Klayman was probably the most tame thing Klayman's done since involving himself in the defense of Sheriff Arpaio.

Klayman e-mailed a couple members of Respect Arizona, apparently on accident, asking Respect Arizona chairman William James Fisher, "WHAT KINDA NUTS IS TALKING ABOUT. DOES THIS HOMO WANT MY NUTS! HA. LETS GO TO WAR. BEST, L"

Klayman then sued New Times, claiming "defamation," as we cited public records citing an appellate court ruling from Ohio, a public record, affirming a magistrate judge's finding that Klayman "inappropriately touched" his own children.

Good thing we didn't cite the magistrate judge's actual ruling (which can be found by clicking here), which is way, way crazier, and includes a nun claiming that Klayman kissed her -- she did not want that -- and other assorted allegations against him.

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robert_graham
robert_graham

8.1.5. No recall petition shall be circulated against any officer until he shall have held his office for a period of six months, except that it may be filed against a member of the legislature at any time after five days from the beginning of the first session after his election.

Okay so here's the problem.... Arpaio was just re-elected. It's his current term that matters not his whole time in office and when the recall petition started he hadn't been in office less than a month after his reelection. 

By the way, Arpaio is not a member of the legislature. That clause doesn't apply to him.

avm44
avm44

Joe Arpaio Fan , Bobby why you wanna be a punk all your life . hummmmmmm maby Joe and Bobby have somthing hidding  in the closet . ok Bobby tell the truth .

robert_graham
robert_graham

So here's the article. Good.  No, the lawsuit will not be dismissed. The real Respect Arizona guarantees it.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

No shit Matthew...my Lord, this guy has serious issues. think im going to print this up, specifically the latter more descriptive part, and pass them out at pro arpaio and GOP meetings so they know whos aligned with them..

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol ok dipshit..a lesson in law. IF ITS AN INCUMBENT THAT PROVISION MEANS NOTHING..thanks for playing, but you lose again...try harder next time. 

Cozz
Cozz

@avm44  

Jaffy loves being a punk, especially for Bozo Joe Arpaio.

 

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  

This from the guy who guaranteed to post my name as well... so where is it????

C'mon, say my name bitch

Your guarantee is worthless, just like everything else about you.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan  like you guaranteed you were going to post those names on your site? over 200,000 to choose from and all you could come up with was more hollow threats. your guarantees are worthless Robert

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan there you go defending alleged pedophiles again..

robert_graham
robert_graham

@david_saint01 You'll never believe what I learned at your last anti-Arpaio meeting. Maybe I should pass out what I discovered. It's quite interesting.  When is your next meeting?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@Flyer9753 @JoeArpaioFan You scared I have it?  Why would you even care. I would think that you would want the world to know who you are.  Or are you really ashamed and thats' why you are worried?

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy @JoeArpaioFan Just wait, you'll see. Just wait until the end of next month when it's all final and you don't have the 300,00 + signatures you need.  I will be one of the volunteers helping to verify every signature is valid.  You do know that each one will be validated, right?  That's unless you never get all you need because if you don't then there will be no need to validate because it's over right then and there.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@robert_grahamcracker Here you go again making up accusations you cannot back up. Pretty funny though because it looks like my comments have really upset you. Poor baby.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@robert_grahamcracker   SWEET MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!!  WHERE DOES JAFFY FIND THE TIME? i was at BK the other day, and Jaffy does a bang up job cleaning the shitters......so how does he still find time for all those sites????................oh!!!!!   i know how!  all he does is make shit up. (oh yeah, and he never follows through on his threats to post all those 200,000 names)

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01  

ROFL!!!!  

Like how you learned our names and are going to post them???? 

C'mon bitch, say my name like you promised! I want to see it.

I also want to see you do ONE thing you have ever said you would do.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 If you were actually at the meeting you would know when the next meeting will be held. You're such a shit for brains,but stay tuned, in the near future I will post info on a gathering that everyone can attend,even you JAFfy.Hell,you can even bring along the two people that liked you on your worthless facebook page.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan what did you learn Robert? that no matter where you go or what you do....people laugh at you? we already knew that

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan i posted when the next meeting is on the page you posted all those names you said you were going to. it must have gotten lost in the list of over 200,000 that you had to pick and choose from

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @Flyer9753 first, you are the one that seems ashamed of who they are..being that you comment under various faux names. Second, you act as if your anonymity gives you the right to threaten us, as if we wont ever find you...which you better leave the state if thats the case, cause your open death threats against some of us would likely land you in jail. As well as open voter intimidation, as you have also done online. Lastly, no one gives two shits what you say, think, do, etc..you are IRRELEVANT to us. The only time you will be relevant to me, is if you step into a cage or ring and back up all your shit talking. Other than that, gnat shit presents a bigger concern than you do..bye larry, dont let the black helicopters tail you today lol

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @Flyer9753 

Not worried at all, I DO want the world to know so why don't you say it, if you have it.

C'mon, tell the world my name bitch.... if you have it

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @danzigsdaddy thanks, you have no idea how much that helps the recall people. lol are you really that stupid to admit that bias people will be verifying the signatures? i guess its not too far outside your realm, after all you are the same idiot that thinks oxymoron is an insult rather than a word. 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan nobodys guessing. you have given yourself away.  the only reason anybody would care to know who you are is so they can make sure you maintain that 500 yard distance you are supposed to from schools and playgrounds

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @danzigsdaddy  LMAO where do you get a threat from my comment? and unlike you i dont do threats. 
actually, you dont scare me the least little bit...to me you are nothing more than gnat shit. 

Cozz
Cozz

@david_saint01

I'm sure you have nothing to worry about from this Chicken shit...he's nothing but a punk with a BIG mouth.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan LMAO considering he showed his hand and proved hes in bed with the tea baggers, his credibility is shit

robert_graham
robert_graham

@danzigsdaddy @JoeArpaioFan He he. You know, the Secretary of State's office is really very helpful when it comes to divulging info about your sham campaign. I've got pages after pages of information to sift through.

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan @david_saint01 go back and stay there Larry lol

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan lol hmm, seems i could be onto something there since you didnt reply..and usually always do 

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