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Arizona Sheriff Defends Actions
Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 15 Jan 2011 | John Semmens

Posted on 01/15/2011 1:26:00 PM PST by John Semmens

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik rejected the argument that his office might bear more responsibility for the assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az) than Sarah Palin or Rush Limbaugh.

“There are those who say that considering the numerous death threats Jared Loughner has made against various persons over the last year my office should have taken action against him before his Tucson shooting spree,” Dupnik said. “But these threats were against unimportant people and therefore of admittedly narrow scope. The broader threat was, and continues to be, that of right-wing extremism. Palin and Limbaugh are the foremost proponents of this extremism. As such, they are a bigger danger than one lone gunman.”

“Even though people are saying that there is no evidence that Loughner took inspiration from talk radio, that he never listened to Limbaugh’s show, that he doesn’t even know who Sarah Palin is doesn’t change the fact that the poisonous atmosphere spewing from the right is undermining support for the current Administration,” Dupnik continued. “Why, just last November the negative impact of these enemies of the President resulted in Republicans seizing control of the House of Representatives. This will do more to thwart his agenda than a 100 Jared Loughners ever could.”

As “irrefutable proof” that he is on the right track, Dupnik pointed out that “President Obama has congratulated me for my quick response and proper focus in handling this matter. Any criticisms, especially from these right-wing extremists and their allies aren’t worthy of my attention.”


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Humor; Politics
KEYWORDS: enemies; extremism; obama; satire

1 posted on 01/15/2011 1:26:02 PM PST by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
DUPNIK
2 posted on 01/15/2011 1:27:07 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: John Semmens
Just keep talkin' Dupnik.

Just keep diggin' that hole deeper and deeper.

3 posted on 01/15/2011 1:27:53 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: John Semmens
Dupnik rejected the argument that his office might bear more responsibility

Typical liberal.

4 posted on 01/15/2011 1:28:21 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: John Semmens

It’s satire, folks.


5 posted on 01/15/2011 1:29:59 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: John Semmens

he desperately wants the conversation to be about anything besides how a nut that was well known to his department bought a gun and gunned down a bunch of people.


6 posted on 01/15/2011 1:30:48 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: John Semmens
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"Now you are ready to be a king."

7 posted on 01/15/2011 1:31:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: John Semmens

8 posted on 01/15/2011 1:34:04 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: John Semmens

Now, John, I admire your skills, but this one was just put in your hands....thanks for allowing us a smile in a time when those are hard to come by!


9 posted on 01/15/2011 1:35:38 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: John Semmens

Wow, he is really stuck on stupid.


10 posted on 01/15/2011 1:35:44 PM PST by Jvette
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To: John Semmens

I think I’ve heard enough from this guy.


11 posted on 01/15/2011 1:35:44 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: John Semmens

Deputy Dawg Dupenik investigatin' latest crime.
12 posted on 01/15/2011 1:36:24 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: John Semmens

Unimportant people??? I guess murder is OK in his county, as long as the person murdered is “unimportant”.


13 posted on 01/15/2011 1:36:45 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: John Semmens
Sheriff Dipshit will have a lot of fun, under oath, during the upcoming civil trials. He might have singlehandedly busted Pima county.
14 posted on 01/15/2011 1:38:09 PM PST by JPG (YES SHE CAN!)
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To: John Semmens

Threats against unimportant people says it all. As a retired police officer I say all people are important and during my service I responded to every complaint that was made to me,regardless of where it came from.


15 posted on 01/15/2011 1:38:34 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: John Semmens

Bullseye!

(Errr... )


16 posted on 01/15/2011 1:42:33 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: John Semmens

LOL!


17 posted on 01/15/2011 1:44:03 PM PST by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: John Semmens

“But these threats were against unimportant people and therefore of admittedly narrow scope”

...WOW! We ARE in trouble! He’s got the sick and twisted mentality of a liberal down pat. No wonder the kenyan likes him so much.


18 posted on 01/15/2011 1:44:35 PM PST by albie
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To: John Semmens

I really wish Clarence the Clown would go after Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Unfortunately for us, Clarence isn’t THAT stupid. He knows a real sheriff would eat him alive.


19 posted on 01/15/2011 1:46:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: John Semmens

Score

Palin & Rush 0
Dupnik 6


20 posted on 01/15/2011 1:48:37 PM PST by sleddogs
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To: All

Recall Sheriff Dupnik

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/jan/14/recall-sheriff-dupnik/


21 posted on 01/15/2011 1:51:32 PM PST by sleddogs
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To: FrankR

it’s hard for me to believe that the sheriff of a county can be that stupid...he stood for election and was, indeed, elected... he must have some political opinions, but to blame Palin and Limbaugh for a local event is .......hard to explain.....I wouldn’t have nerve enough to bring it up. His office os indeed to blame....they had this idiot under surveillance for a long period of time and did nothing to harness his actions


22 posted on 01/15/2011 2:03:35 PM PST by terycarl (4)
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To: onyx

is this all I have to do to be on her list????put me on!!!!


23 posted on 01/15/2011 2:05:35 PM PST by terycarl (4)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks John. As usual, you made me clear my brain fog.


24 posted on 01/15/2011 2:09:13 PM PST by pnut22
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To: norwaypinesavage

911;what is the nature of your call?
Help please!
911;who are you and are you important enough for us to respond?


25 posted on 01/15/2011 2:10:02 PM PST by peteyd (A dog may bite you in the ass,but it will never stab you in the back.)
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To: John Semmens
“But these threats were against unimportant people and therefore of admittedly narrow scope.

Once again, the little people don't count. Tell that to Christina's family and the other victims' families.

Ya know, every headline is Giffords this or Loughner that. Sorry, but she's going to away forever and she's going to recover, but the msm has all but forgotten about those who died that day.

26 posted on 01/15/2011 2:10:55 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: John Semmens

It’s hard to tell this is actually satire, as it sounds exactly what dunmbo sheriff would do.


27 posted on 01/15/2011 2:14:48 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: RocketRoland
"Threats against unimportant people says it all. As a retired police officer I say all people are important and during my service I responded to every complaint that was made to me,regardless of where it came from."

That's the problem with a lot of law enforcement: too many knee-jerk reactions without looking at all the facts.

28 posted on 01/15/2011 2:16:22 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: bgill

Blah, gotta read more carefully. Still, I’m sick and tired of the never ending Giffords headlines.


29 posted on 01/15/2011 2:17:04 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: John Semmens

lol You caught a whole slug of ‘em today!


30 posted on 01/15/2011 2:31:16 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we'll bring a gun". BHO)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; John Semmens

Damn....Semmens 90 percent got me on this one; I wouldn’t have put any of this past Stupnik....(”That’s how the name is pronounced in Polish”)


31 posted on 01/15/2011 2:36:47 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I am afraid there is some truth to what you say. I spent 32 years in Law Enforcement and I got tired,burned out and everything that went with it but I never got where I did not care or respond thank God because it can happen.
32 posted on 01/15/2011 2:36:47 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: bgill; John Semmens

***I’m sick and tired of the never ending Giffords headlines.***

Wall to wall coverage of the poor woman’s every eyelash - has replaced John Wheeler, US deaths in Afghanistan etc., etc.,

Lazy reporting on Fox (and I would assume the others).

It’s especially hard on satirists too - eh John?


33 posted on 01/15/2011 2:37:34 PM PST by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: John Semmens

Duped nyuk nyuk nyuk


34 posted on 01/15/2011 2:41:24 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (The Rodney King Riots: Courtesy of ABC, CBS, NBC & CNN)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I was listening to a replay of Hannity’s show, this afternoon, and according to Sean, Dupnick’s county has the highest crime rate in the state. Big surprise.


35 posted on 01/15/2011 2:43:09 PM PST by surrey
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To: John Semmens
“But these threats were against unimportant people ..."

You lured me in quite a ways today, John. LOL

36 posted on 01/15/2011 2:44:40 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: surrey

It is also the MOST BLUE county in the state. Lots of loony libs down there.


37 posted on 01/15/2011 2:47:21 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("New laws are always a "good idea" until the first time you have to enforce them." - Unknown)
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To: John Semmens

Dammit John.

You had me..

I know better....I know I should look.....but I made it to the third profanity I had to spit out before I realized I’d been had.

Well done, sir.


38 posted on 01/15/2011 2:47:53 PM PST by digger48
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To: John Semmens

39 posted on 01/15/2011 3:01:44 PM PST by Kukai
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To: John Semmens
“But these threats were against unimportant people"

I couldn't go any further after that line.

40 posted on 01/15/2011 3:02:11 PM PST by NoGrayZone ( Thus far, ALL the violence has come from the left. Mirror anyone?)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Oh, D’oh!! I got as far as “But these threats were against unimportant people”.


41 posted on 01/15/2011 3:04:35 PM PST by NoGrayZone ( Thus far, ALL the violence has come from the left. Mirror anyone?)
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To: WashingtonSource

Ditto that.


42 posted on 01/15/2011 3:06:13 PM PST by NoGrayZone ( Thus far, ALL the violence has come from the left. Mirror anyone?)
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To: John Semmens

keep talking dip stick and eventually you’ll convince yourself.


43 posted on 01/15/2011 3:21:39 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: John Semmens

Almost got me. Ya dork. LOL

Thanks for another laugh.


44 posted on 01/15/2011 3:36:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: John Semmens
Dupnik said. “But these threats were against unimportant people and therefore of admittedly narrow scope.

you gotta be kiddin me...!!!

45 posted on 01/15/2011 4:30:39 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode
Pima County Sheriff C. W. Dupnik is a gift that just keeps on giving. He'd better stop shooting his mouth off and zip it. If he hasn't retained legal counsel, he'd better do it fast. His taste for the media limelight and 15 minutes of fame have dug him a political grave.

Note to Sheriff Dupnik: If your public actions are digging your political grave, the first thing you must do is STOP digging.

46 posted on 01/15/2011 8:08:43 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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