Joe Arpaio Exploits Dog-Mauled Little Boy to Score Publicity

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The older I get, the more I appreciate that line by Elvis Costello: "Oh, I used to be disgusted/ Now I try to be amused..."

But you'll forgive me if Sheriff Joe Arpaio's latest stunt nevertheless leaves me nauseated. According to an MCSO press release, he will be hosting five year-old Kevin Vicente at his office, today at 11:30 a.m.

Vicente is the little boy who had his face half-chewed off by a vicious pit bull in February.

After that shocking incident, human nature being what it is, many people initially rallied around the, um, pit bull.

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Joe Arpaio's "Mickey Cam" Spits in Face of Mauled Little Boy

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Like you needed additional evidence that we live in a sick society, we now have "Mickey cam," a 24-7 camera fixed on a vicious pit bull that mauled the face of a little boy, leaving him with permanent, painful injuries.

Who's responsible for this obscenity? Who else? Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who this week, came one step closer to being held in criminal contempt by federal Judge G. Murray Snow in the racial-profiling case Melendres v. Arpaio.

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Russell Pearce and the AZ GOP's Jerry Springer-Style Family Feud

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What would I do without Republicans in this state? Their Jerry Springer-esque antics are a hoot, and would make for an excellent reality show, which I propose calling, with a hat tip to Snoop Dogg, "Deez Nutz."

Thursday night, the Maricopa County Republicans' Executive Guidance Committee -- under the leadership of Chief Grand Inquisitor and outgoing county party chair A.J. LaFaro -- met to vote on a censure of eight Republican precinct committee persons, because they allegedly supported Democrats in one way or another during the general election.

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Raw Story Helps Anti-Semite's AIDS/Gay Slurs Go "Viral"

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I'm concerned about hate-filled attacks on all minority populations, regardless of what group is on the receiving end.

Yet I'm puzzled at the disparate reactions to two targets of wacko Tempe Pastor Steven Anderson's hate-filled sermons: Jews and gays.

Recently, the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona alerted folks that Anderson had added Jews to the long list of people he hates on.

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Joe Arpaio's Deputy Misled Grand Jury in Green Acre Dog Deaths, Says Flake Lawyer

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Dennis Wilenchik, attorney for the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Senator Jeff Flake, has a message for the lynch mob in the Green Acre Dog Boarding case: cut down the ropes.

Late Tuesday, Wilenchik, aided by his son and fellow lawyer Jack, hit the court with three motions rebutting the animal cruelty charges against his clients Austin and Logan Flake in the June deaths of 21 dogs at the Gilbert facility: one to remand the case back to the grand jury, one to sever the Flakes' case from the owners of the business, and a third to dismiss some of the charges outright.

The most serious allegations are in the motion to remand, which charges that MCSO Detective Marie Trombi and the prosecution may have "intentionally misdirected the jury and committed perjury" concerning a report from SRP showing a severe dip in electrical usage the night most of the dogs died.

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Anarchists Storm Scottsdale to Protest Michael Brown Decision by Missouri Grand Jury (w/Update)

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White boys battle anarchists in the streets of Old Town

Note: Please see update(s) at the end of this post.

On Saturday, about 50 assorted anarchists and others took their anti-cop message right to the heart of conspicuous consumption in the Valley: Old Town Scottsdale.

Organized online by the group Wave of Action PHX, the purpose of the demonstration was to express anger and outrage over the failure of a Missouri grand jury to indict white Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown.

Dressed in black, some wearing masks and waving red flags, the protesters startled oldsters and party hard-iers alike with chants of "Fuck the Pigs," "Cops, pigs, murders" and "What do we want? Darren Wilson. How do we want him? DEAD."


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Steven Anderson, Wacko Tempe Pastor, Now in Anti-Semitism Business

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During an online chat, Pastor Anderson proudly describes how he got four rabbis to participate in his upcoming, anti-Semitic documentary

Remember Steven Anderson? You know, the lunatic pastor of Tempe's Faithful Word Baptist Church, infamous for praying for President Barack Obama's death, as well as for calling for the execution of all gays, and for getting Tasered at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint because he's an idiot?

Well, he's added a new outrage to his catalog of crazy: Anti-Semitism.

These days, Anderson is all about bashing the Jews on YouTube, where he posts hate-filled sermons with such snappy titles as "The Jews and Their Lies," "Jews Are Anti-Christs," "Christ-Rejecting Jews Are Children of the Devil," "The Jews Are Our Enemies," and the ever-popular, "The Jews Killed Jesus."


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Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Historic, but Leaves Many Behind

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If you do the math, you will understand why the mood at the Arizona Capitol in downtown Phoenix last night, where activists gathered to watch President Barack Obama's historic immigration speech, was one of resignation, and for some, sadness.

The White House estimates that Obama's much-anticipated executive action will cover more than four million undocumented immigrants in this country, allowing them to live and work free from fear of deportation, in a temporary status that can only be made permanent by an act of Congress.

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Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Legal, No Matter What Teabaggers Say

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If the White House was betting that Republicans would overreact to President Obama's impending announcement tonight on immigration, where he's expected to outline a plan that will extend deferred removal to some 5 million undocumented immigrants, boy, were they right.

For instance, Arizona Congressman Matt Salmon, proud representative of Sand Land know-nothings, is all for risking a government shutdown over the president's executive action, and has stated that Obama's move will be "unconstitutional" and an "impeachable offense."

Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and all of the usual wingnut suspects are in full panic mode, crying for Obama's head. (You know, like normal.) And Republican U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma has warned darkly of "instances of anarchy" and "violence" to come from Obama's executive order.

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Accused Child Molester Chris Simcox, ex-Employee of Doug Ducey's iMemories, Spurns Plea Offer, Wants to Go to Trial

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During a November 4 settlement conference before Judge Joseph Welty, presiding criminal judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court, Welty described in stark terms the situation faced by former minuteman leader Chris Simcox.

Charged with multiple counts of child molestation involving two little girls, one his own daughter, he can either accept a deal from the county attorney, plead guilty to attempted molestation, and do 7 to 10 years in prison, or he can proceed to trial and risk spending the rest of his life behind bars for committing dangerous crimes against children.

See also:
-Doug Ducey and the Stain of Simcox: Sources Say Accused Child Molester Chris Simcox Had Access to Families' Home Movies while Working for iMemories

Ever arrogant, even while dressed in jailhouse stripes, the man his enemies once mockingly called "the little prince" insisted that he have his day in court, despite the consequences or the fact minors will be compelled to testify against him.


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