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Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Response to the DOJ Lawsuit
PDF file on Maricopa County Sheriff's Office ^ | September 2, 2010 | Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Posted on 09/02/2010 7:00:08 PM PDT by Candor7

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

100 West Washington, Suite 1900

Phoenix, AZ 85003

Joe Arpaio

Sheriff

Phone: 602-876-1801

Fax: 602-251-3877

Switchboard:602-876-1000

www.mcso.org

The following is an official statement by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio regarding today’s lawsuit filed against his office by the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, D.C. for alleged refusal to turn over documents. It is followed by another statement from his Washington, D.C. attorney, Bob Driscoll.

“The Obama administration has filed three lawsuits against Arizona in the last few weeks ... one against a college district, one against the state of Arizona and now one against my office. Each lawsuit centers on something to do with alleged racial discrimination.

These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washington’s new whipping boy. Now it’s time to take the gloves off.

As for today’s lawsuit against my office: These people in Washington met with my attorneys only a few days ago. And in that meeting, Washington got our cooperation; they admitted they already have thousands of pages of the requested documents; and they were given access to interview my staff and get into my jails.

They smiled in our faces and then stabbed us in the back with this lawsuit. The Obama administration intended to sue us all along, no matter what we did to try to avert it. Washington isn’t playing fair and it’s time Americans everywhere wake up and see this administration for what it really is. Calculating, underhanded at times and certainly not looking out for the best interests of the legal citizens residing in this country. “

STATEMENT OF ROBERT N. DRISCOLL,

COUNSEL TO SHERIFF JOSEPH ARPAIO AND THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

“Today’s lawsuit by the Department of Justice is part of a deliberate media strategy to “get tough” on Sheriff Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and undermine immigration enforcement by a local Sheriff who is trying desperately to make up for this Administration’s own indifference to the topic.

The DOJ suit speaks loudly by what it does not say. It does not allege that Sheriff Arpaio or the MCSO have discriminated against anyone because the DOJ, after 18 months of soliciting allegations against Sheriff Arpaio, has come up empty. Even the purported basis for the suit, which alleges a lack of “cooperation,” is a sham. In fact, after meeting with the DOJ last week, just last Friday, on behalf of MCSO, I informed the DOJ that MCSO would cooperate with all reasonable document requests and would schedule tours of MCSO facilities and interviews with senior MCSO command staff. We were awaiting a response from DOJ, and this lawsuit is apparently it. Clearly DOJ is more interested filing its third lawsuit in as many weeks against Arizona defendants than in looking into the allegations that purportedly gave rise to its investigation. This lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to obscure the fact that DOJ still has no case. Today’s suit over documents does not change that.”

CONTACT: ROBERT N. DRISCOLL

(202) 239-3470


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; arpaio; doj; dojisajoke; facsists; fubo; harassment; joearpaio; lawsuit; obamanation; response; sheriff; sheriffjoe; spartansixdelta; underhanded; unpatriotic
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I wonder of Joe is going to ask for a discovery order for all of Obama's sealed records,on the issue of DOJ standing?
1 posted on 09/02/2010 7:00:11 PM PDT by Candor7
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To: Candor7

Obama will do anything to anyone (including America) for votes and power. This and many of his other atrocities prove this beyond any question. Sheriff Joe should go after him and his criminal DOJ any way he can.


2 posted on 09/02/2010 7:03:06 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Candor7
I wonder of Joe is going to ask for a discovery order for all of Obama's sealed records,on the issue of DOJ standing?

Oh be still my beating heart.

3 posted on 09/02/2010 7:03:06 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


4 posted on 09/02/2010 7:04:30 PM PDT by HiJinx (I can see November from my front porch - and Mexico from the back.)
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To: Candor7

Hee, hee...


5 posted on 09/02/2010 7:04:50 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: Candor7

It’s too bad Holder’s Gestapo doesn’t go after the neo-Black Panthers with this much enthusiasm. Holder’s Panther boys have threatened to kill “cracker” babies. Arpaio is just doing his job arresting law breakers.


6 posted on 09/02/2010 7:05:30 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("Hanoi Boi" Kerry tops wealthiest lawmakers at $188.6 million! "Berthers" Rule!)
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To: Candor7

Once again, Hussein proves he represents the interests of foreign nationals over that of American citizens.


7 posted on 09/02/2010 7:07:12 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: Candor7

If I were Obie I wouldn’t set foot in Maricopa County for fear of having to wear pink underwear and eat balony sandwiches and pedaling in order to watch TV


8 posted on 09/02/2010 7:07:49 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Candor7
"the DOJ, after 18 months of soliciting allegations against Sheriff Arpaio, has come up empty."

It's just not fair! Waaaaaaah.

9 posted on 09/02/2010 7:07:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Candor7

My letter would have gone something like this:

Dear DOJ: SOD OFF.


10 posted on 09/02/2010 7:08:15 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (TV News is an oxymoron. MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Candor7

If only...


11 posted on 09/02/2010 7:08:37 PM PDT by Michael Barnes (Call me when the bullets start flying.)
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To: Candor7

Typical of the corrupt, law ignoring Holder/Obama Injustice Department. They’re going to find out they’re not going after a patsy in Joe Arpaio.


12 posted on 09/02/2010 7:08:42 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Candor7

Lawfare


13 posted on 09/02/2010 7:12:07 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: HiJinx

It’s not wise to make Sheriff Joe Mad at you. Hey then whoever said Holder and Obummer were wise.


14 posted on 09/02/2010 7:12:22 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Candor7

“These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washington’s new whipping boy. Now it’s time to take the gloves off.”

Its also time to take the safety off!


15 posted on 09/02/2010 7:13:25 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Reid: Why, oh why, are they picking on me?)
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To: Candor7
If I were sheriff Joe, I'd say... well, this IS a family forum so I won't say it...
16 posted on 09/02/2010 7:15:59 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Candor7
These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washington’s new whipping boy. Now it’s time to take the gloves off.

They got a glass jaw Sheriff if you want knock them out.

17 posted on 09/02/2010 7:16:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: EagleUSA

Iagree completely, we have a fascist Junta in control of our country,which seeks to impose a twisted Utopia of predefined :historic justice,” and thats not a tin hat conclusion, but one of careful historical analysis:

Good read:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html

Winston Churchill dioscovered how to fight them, with truth, exposure, and ridicule. And then he fought them off in the Battle of Britain.And we will do the same, if we can ever wake up to the fact.

One of Obama’s first acts was to remove Churchill’s bust from the White House and return it to the British legation in Washington. No accident there.

Sherrif Joe is pointing the way.He is using truth, exposure and ridicule.


18 posted on 09/02/2010 7:16:38 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: South40

The guy needs to be impeached after the November elections.


19 posted on 09/02/2010 7:17:13 PM PDT by RC2 (Remember who we are. "I am America")
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To: Candor7

That would be a wonderful response. The department of justice, under their bandit leader, is apparently totally corrupt.


20 posted on 09/02/2010 7:17:27 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Candor7

...starting with the REAL certificate of live birth!!! >:-(

I heart Sheriff Joe! These people have him and Arizona in their sights, but they aren’t caving in! God bless Sheriff Joe and Governor Brewer and the state of Arizona, our sister state in these UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, GOVERNED BY THE UNITES STATES CONSTITUTION!!!!

Praying for the safety of Sheriff Joe and his people, I think this is going to get worse than fisticuffs if HolyO and his bonehead flunkies keep it up—I keep thinking Waco, but I hope it doesn’t get that bad!! :-O


21 posted on 09/02/2010 7:17:55 PM PDT by pillut48 (Whenever O says, "Let me be clear," you know what is to follow is a bunch of nuanced BS!)
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To: Candor7

It is becoming more evident every day that the true racists and bigots are Holder, Obama, and most democrats. I think they want a race war.


22 posted on 09/02/2010 7:18:32 PM PDT by skimask
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To: Candor7
The Nazis have returned, this time instead of goose stepping to oom pa music, they are marching to their hero Zero.

The DOJ is suing Americans and protecting non-citizens. The role of a government is to protect the people. This administration hates the people.

23 posted on 09/02/2010 7:18:38 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! and Go White Sox!!!)
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To: Keith in Iowa
I had to look this up ..for edumacational purposes...

Sod - "Sod off" is like saying "piss off" or "get lost" & "sod you" means something like "f*** off". It also means a chunk of lawn of course. You can usually tell the difference!

24 posted on 09/02/2010 7:19:09 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: NurdlyPeon

Go - Sheriff Joe!!


25 posted on 09/02/2010 7:20:03 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Candor7

Organize an attack on a US Naval vessel killing over a dozen US Sailors, and the DOJ doesn’t have time to worry about prosecuting you, but if you have the audacity to try to enforce the laws and curtail illegal immigration, and obama’s gestapo will come at you like a spider monkey.


26 posted on 09/02/2010 7:21:13 PM PDT by VRWCmember (Jesus called us to be Salt and Light, not Vinegar and Water.)
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To: All

If nothing else, we can just say “Way to go” or “Real Americans are behind you” here:

j_doe@mcso.maricopa.gov

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27 posted on 09/02/2010 7:22:12 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: Candor7

Obama is despicable.


28 posted on 09/02/2010 7:22:46 PM PDT by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: Candor7
These actions make it abundantly clear that Arizona, including this Sheriff, IS Washington’s new whipping boy......... Now it’s time to take the gloves off.

Wonder what Joe has up his sleeve?... Heard him on Hannity today...he said they have all the material and records they asked for and then some. So this is truly a bogus undertaking, (as usual), by the Bo administration and the Democrats supporting him.

When Jim says there's a rebellion brewing he is not kidding....how much more the citizens will take only time will tell...but I sometimes wonder if Bo isn't purposely antagonizing the American people....he surely has no concerns for them and continues to reveal he opposes the people.

29 posted on 09/02/2010 7:23:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

“...but I sometimes wonder if Bo isn’t purposely antagonizing the American people...”

Likely to be so, November is not looking good for the goons, they can use a flare-up.

Can’t see how this is not on purpose, no way!


30 posted on 09/02/2010 7:27:07 PM PDT by elpinta (Jer. 10:23)
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To: Candor7

0bama & Holder. I've faced down tougher punks than you. Go ahead, make my day.

Close Gitmo? I'll take 'em.

31 posted on 09/02/2010 7:30:20 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free ...)
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To: Candor7

I think Sheriff Joe needs ot kick out all federal agents from the county.


32 posted on 09/02/2010 7:30:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: skimask

Now you’re getting the picture - that was the agenda from the get-go.


33 posted on 09/02/2010 7:35:10 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: windcliff; onedoug

It’s time for Sheriff Joe to show this clown administration how much power the Sheriff’s have!


34 posted on 09/02/2010 7:37:09 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: caww

Of course Obama is purposefully antagonizing the people. He wants martial law, preferably before Nov. 2nd, ,and if he doesn’t get that, a stock market crash will do, or maybe he wants both simultaneously.( We still do not know what banks precipitated the electronic bank run on the fed to the tune of 500 billion dollars, Sept 18th, ,2008, that precipited the current economic crisis...why? Obama wants to do it again!)

Few in our nation actually understand who and what Obama truly is.

This is a good read and defines it exactly with no pretentions.

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html

Too many Republicans think it is business as usual, but it is not. And they had better get down to the business of saving the nation, or get the hell out of the way.


35 posted on 09/02/2010 7:38:34 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

I will be lazy, and repeat my post of Aug. 31st on this matter:

“I think the Fed is piling on as much crap as they can because they are dead wrong, they know they are dead wrong, but they put themselves in a position that Arizona has to go down, or they, the Left lose far more than just a lawsuit.

Arizona is right, and the Fed is wrong. That’s why the Fed is piling on IMO.”

Additionally I believe they are trying to delay, drag out this action as long as possible to make Arizona look as bad as they can in the MSM, as well to deter other States from joining with Arizona in challenging their authority.

The news for the Obamajesty is that it ain’t going to go his way. It ISN’T going his way.


36 posted on 09/02/2010 7:39:42 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Candor7
Way to go, Sheriff Joe!!!

Just for fun, I'm going to don my autographed Sheriff Joe pink underwear to celebrate this evening.

37 posted on 09/02/2010 7:41:55 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: skimask

I think you are right.


38 posted on 09/02/2010 7:42:24 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: stylecouncilor

“It’s time for Sheriff Joe to show this clown administration how much power the Sheriff’s have!”

The Tea Party should back Sheriff Joe for President in 2012. The saying?

“There’s a new Sheriff in town.”

Run on a “build the fence” platform. 70% of Americans want the fence. That is a winning ticket.


39 posted on 09/02/2010 7:42:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: rockinqsranch
deter other States from joining with Arizona in challenging their authority.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Bingo. The politics of governmental fear, and most States shut up because they do not want to lose variouos federal funds. Thuggism works, up to a point, until the pointed tip of the knife is felt, or a gun barrel goes up someone's nostril.

Every red state in the Union should be passing a Bill 1070.

40 posted on 09/02/2010 7:44:18 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Candor7

“Winston Churchill dioscovered how to fight them, with truth, exposure, and ridicule. And then he fought them off in the Battle of Britain.And we will do the same, if we can ever wake up to the fact.
One of Obama’s first acts was to remove Churchill’s bust from the White House and return it to the British legation in Washington. No accident there.”

No accident, indeed.

One of the very first acts of the incoming president in January 2013 should be to request that the Churchill bust be returned to America so it can be restored to its rightful place in the White House.

This will serve as a symbolic act that an “American Restoration” has arrived.


42 posted on 09/02/2010 7:45:05 PM PDT by Grumplestiltskin (I may look new, but it's only deja vu!)
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To: zerosix

That would be a sight to behold! LOL!


43 posted on 09/02/2010 7:45:34 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: skimask

“It is becoming more evident every day that the true racists and bigots are Holder, Obama, and most democrats. I think they want a race war.”

I don’t think there is any doubt about that.


44 posted on 09/02/2010 7:47:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
“There’s a new Sheriff in town.”

I love it!!
45 posted on 09/02/2010 7:47:40 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Candor7

Two hard-hitting statements by Joe and his lawyer. I can’t wait to read the vague evasive BS from the DOJ in response to these statements.


46 posted on 09/02/2010 7:52:46 PM PDT by socialism_stinX (He pays his mortgage, took no TARP money, and hasn't dumped a dollar of toxic assets on taxpayers.)
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To: Candor7; All

“I wonder of Joe is going to ask for a discovery order for all of Obama’s sealed records,on the issue of DOJ standing?”

Obviously, I one of the great unwashed because I’m not an attorney and possess all knowledge, but that seems kinda reasonable to me. Challenge the eligibility of the POTUS to prosecute (persecute) this sheriff and serve him with legal documents demanding HIS paperwork.

Something I am wondering. Is this sheriff popular enough in AZ that IF he refused to acknowledge the legal authority of DOJ to sue him, and refused to surrender.....to the point of armed resistance....would the people of AZ support him? What would the governor do? If AZ ARNG troops were “federalized” to use military force against the sheriff, would most of these ARNG soldiers do so or refuse?

I’m NOT advocating anything, I’m just wondering.


47 posted on 09/02/2010 7:52:46 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: skimask

Exactly. The 2010 census run out of the white house is designed to reorganize America electorally, placing racial and ethnic minorities into discrete constituencies, so they can bring power to bear in Congress, along racial and ethnic lines. You bet Obama wants a race war, he would love it.His Utopia would be just a few months away.

I am betting the majority of racial and ethnic minorities are true Americans, not quite what Obama wants.But the more illegal aliens he can get in, the more drug gangster anarchy he can get in, will destabilize things even furher.Thats why we need to close the Southern border , ASAP.

This is a good read, it shows who Obama really is:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html


48 posted on 09/02/2010 7:53:26 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/ic05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: elpinta

Never thought in my lifetime I would ever see such happenings against our good nation and it’s people as we see coming out of our own Government!

When they went after Arizona they went after all of us in every state....I suspect they will pull all punches in the coming weeks, how long the people will restrain remains to be seen.


49 posted on 09/02/2010 7:53:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: Candor7

“Every red state in the Union should be passing a Bill 1070.”

Agree. Mrs. RQSR throws in her two cents, and says “...and if NOT should be ashamed”.


50 posted on 09/02/2010 7:55:31 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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