- A Confederacy of Dunces
Abyss meet "America's Toughest Sheriff" Joe Arpaoi.John Kennedy Toole
What is it about Arizona? Jan Brewer, the call to repeal the 14th Amendment (Arizona Republicans Seek To Tear Down Statue of Liberty) and then you have tonight's blue light special - Joe Arpaio.
Sounds like a real stand-up guy. Who could possible object to him?
"When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him."
Justice Joe is in the news again as the Justice Department has filed suit against obnoxious self-serving tyrant Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, for refusing to cooperate in a civil rights investigation.Epigraph by Jonathan Swift
Arpaio, who, with the help of his volunteer "posses", has been
But the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division started investigating him last year "amid accusations of discrimination and unconstitutional searches and seizures related to the sheriff's immigration-enforcement efforts." Arpaio claims his office has been cooperating. The Justice Department's lawyers very much disagree, however, and they're tired of asking, and now they're just suing the asshole to get it over with:
The lawsuit comes after weeks of back-and-forth letters between the agencies, threats to strip the county of federal funding, and a meeting in Washington last week among attorneys to discuss the investigation.
A spokeswoman for the Justice Department has said this is the first time in the last 30 years that a police or sheriff's agency has refused to cooperate with a Title VI investigation. Thursday's action marks the first time the agency is suing to compel access to documents and facilities.Hell why cooperate with that damn Federal "do nothing" Government. Besides it is just a bunch of drug dealing Mexican terrorist he is abusing anyway (or at least that is what Joe is saying and the people who are "supporters of him").
Arpaio is quoted as saying: "All these people that come over, they could come with disease. There's no control, no health checks or anything. They check fruits and vegetables, how come they don't check people? No one talks about that! They're all dirty. I sent out 200 inmates into the desert, they picked up 18 tons of garbage that they bring in—the baby diapers and all that. Where's everybody who wants to preserve the desert?"
"I do admire the terror which Negroes are able to inspire in the hearts of some members of the white proletariat and only wish (This is a rather personal confession.) that I possessed the ability to similarly terrorize. The Negro terrorizes simply by being himself; I however, must browbeat a bit in order to achieve the same end. Perhaps I should have been a Negro. I suspect that I would have been a rather large and terrifying one, continually pressing my ample thigh against the withered thighs of old white ladies in public conveyances a great deal and eliciting more than one shriek of panic. Then, too, if I were a Negro, I would not be pressured by my mother to find a good job, for no good jobs would be available."
- A Confederacy of DuncesArpaio set up a "Tent City" as an extension of the Maricopa County Jail. Tent City is located in a yard next to a more permanent structure containing toilets, showers and an area for meals. It has become notable particularly because of Phoenix's extreme temperatures. During the summer of 2003, when outside temperatures exceeded 110 °F (43 °C), Arpaio said to complaining inmates, "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents, have to wear full body armor, and they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your mouths."
That is right. Shut your fucking mouth.
What do all the limped wristed liberals say? Why those lame unpatriotic Americans point out that the vast majority of inmates within Tent City have not been convicted; rather, they are merely awaiting trial. Who needs that damn "innocent until proven guilty" mumbo jumbo.
But Justice Joe doesn't just mess with Mexicans, no. If you get in his way he will bring you down too.
In 2008, a federal grand jury began an inquiry of Arpaio for abuse of power, in connection with an FBI investigation. Arpaio is being investigated for politically motivated and "bogus" prosecutions, which a former US Attorney called "utterly unacceptable". Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon has called Arpaio's "long list" of questionable prosecutions "a reign of terror".
"I am at this moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip."
— John Kennedy Toole (A Confederacy of Dunces)My prophecy comes closer and closer to reality: Arizona and Texas will join together in a New Confederacy and declare total war on reason. Pass me the cheese dip!