Monday, September 19, 2011

Posse Magnet


National punchline Joe Arpaio, the impossibly ridiculous sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, has rounded himself up a posse.

That dad-gum varmint Barack Obama doesn't stand a chance.

From Salon:

"Arpaio has a volunteer 'posse program,' which allows regular citizens to pretend to be heroic characters in old westerns, instead of just sad old white people terrified of a changing nation and some intangible decline of privilege... I can't imagine anyone finding anything wrong with the prospect of a white western sheriff forming a volunteer 'posse' to go after a black man. That certainly doesn't have any incredibly ugly historical echoes."

So yeah. Arpaio and his merry band of equally senile old white guys are officially on the case and plan to get to the bottom of that whole Obama birth certificate thing. Once that's finished, look out, Bandit -- your days of bootleggin' for Big and Little Enos Burdette are over.

I honestly wonder sometimes if the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has its own laugh track.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Is this real? I mean... he released his birth cert... and it was generally accepted as"real" by the crazy right.. right??

IrishGirl said...

Sadly, it is real. And we don't have a laugh track her in Maricopa County, we only have a crying track. It's the sound of all the neglected citizens and victims in Maricopa County. While Sheriff Joe is off playing "Posse Comitatus Insanus", his Dept has been ignoring literally 100's of felony investigations including murder, rape, molestation, etc.

pea said...

Just when you think Arpaio couldn't be a more egregious douche. Goes to show ignorance is infinite. Wonder if he's planning any illegal raids?

Ref said...

It's not funny out there. This douche is a nasty old man whose deputies intimidate opponents.

Anonymous said...

For someone (some group) who wants to play cowboys (posse) and Indians so badly, they should probably choose a state with fewer Indians...

Nevermind, Indians aren't the minority of the moment to bash...

Steven D Skelton said...

I don't like the use of "white" in such a disparaging manner.

Chez said...

Cracker?

Steven D Skelton said...

Don't like that either.

The world is a better place if we don't use ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and the like as derogatory adjectives.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not going Al Sharpton here with the sensitivity. Not a huge deal, but I felt like it needed to be said.