I Support Sheriff Joe Arpaio

This blog consists of MY opinions, not those of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Here is a press release from Sheriff Arpaio’s office:

100 West Washington, Suite 1900, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone: (602) 876-1801 Fax: (602) 258-2081

Media Contact: MediaRequest@MCSO.Maricopa.Gov

Date: April 3, 2012






(Phoenix, AZ) A series of meetings between representatives for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the U.S. Department of Justice were slated to begin tomorrow to discuss ways to resolve allegations of racial profiling by Sheriff’s employees.

But hours before the first meeting, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division called Arpaio’s attorneys with an ultimatum. Austin stated that it was absolutely mandatory for the Sheriff’s Office to agree to have an outside monitor otherwise there is no reason for further meetings.

Appointment of an outside monitor essentially usurps the powers and duties of an elected Sheriff and transfers them to a person or group of persons selected by the federal government. Every policy decision, every operation, every new program in the jails and in enforcement, virtually everything would have to be approved by the monitor, nullifying the authority of the elected Sheriff and eviscerating the will of the citizens of Maricopa County.

“I am the constitutionally and legitimately elected Sheriff and I absolutely refuse to surrender my responsibility to the federal government. And so to the Obama administration, who is attempting to strong arm me into submission only for its political gain, I say, ‘This will not happen, not on my watch!’”

100 West Washington, Suite 1900, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Phone: (602) 876-1801 Fax: (602) 258-2081

Media Contact: MediaRequest@MCSO.Maricopa.Gov

Sheriff’s Deputy Director and Attorney Jack MacIntyre says a federal monitor is the most extreme proposal, particularly in light of the fact that the federal government has refused to provide any details or proof as to how they came to the conclusion that Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office employees engage in patterns and practices of racial profiling as well as other unsupported claims that the DOJ has widely publicized.

MacIntyre stated “We have never agreed to a monitor replacing the duly elected Sheriff. We have always been open to negotiating these issues raised by the DOJ, but never the appointment of a monitor.” END

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Navy Chow and Cavorting Cereal Critters

Generally, on average, Navy breakfasts were okay to great with variations among food offerings and food source.

The breakfasts where real eggs  were available were superior to the breakfasts where only powdered eggs were present.

Generally, at-sea lunch and supper tended to be sub-par compared to mess halls at shore bases.

At-sea breakfasts varied greatly; often depending upon the last time we hauled “new” food aboard either from a supply ship at sea or if we entered an overseas USA base with warehouses, etc.

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Coot Reading Recommendation

“…the classic authoritarian mindset: reflexive support for authority, contempt for those who challenge them, and a blind faith in their unilateral, unchecked decisions regarding who is Bad and deserves state-issued punishment

Please, read the linked-to essay!!! PLEASE.

MANY of the conclusions I have obtained from decades of continuous non-fiction reading and self-study and many areas of research along with life experience is wrapped up in the linked-to essay at www.salon.com

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Coot Quotes and Observations

“There were few who preferred honor to money.” Gaius Crispus

“A wise man hears one word and understands two” Yiddish proverb.

“It is not more people that are needed in the world but better people, physically, morally and mentally. This question of raising the quality of our American population must also be taken into account in the question of immigration.” Agnes E. Meyer

“I think unity is a mistake…. If I were the Establishment and had the big loaded guns of the various oppressive institutions…. I would much prefer to see one lion come through the door than 500 mice.” Florynce R. Kenned

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy


Yes, folks, it is quote time. The Disgruntled Old Coot left the shanty, mentally strolling through the Web and grabbing quotes attracting my attention.


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Anti-Baby Boomer Babblers

Hi, post-Boomers.

The Baby Boom horde is generally considered to have come squawking into this plane of existence between 1946 and 1964.

Some researchers insert a Generation Jones into that period.

The Disgruntled Old One, the Coot; that’s me!!!  has noticed an increasing number of anti-Baby Boomer comments upon the Web at many different and types of Web sites.


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Shock. Surprise. Curious.

Having personally observed how much muss, fuss, ruckus and HUGE traffic problems an Obama visit caused locally when he was pursuing the presidency I left a flurry of postings across the Web.

I posted a few dozen of the following boiler-plate post to as many Web sites as possible with the ones selected I considered to be the type more likely for the USA “ruling class” to see.


“Writing from east of Joplin, MO.

Obama, stay away.  Get your beloved photo-op elsewhere.  The tie-ups your presence will cause will only hinder/hamper recovery efforts.

How about diverting the funds that would be spent in your personal publicity seeking be used to buy some food for the huge number of working-poor citizens hereabouts?

The only one to gain from your visit is you, Obama


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