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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Holds Prison-Wide Christmas Caroling Contest
Mediaite ^ | 12/21/10 | Alex Alvarez

Posted on 12/24/2010 3:32:48 PM PST by Libloather

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Holds Prison-Wide Christmas Caroling Contest
by Alex Alvarez | 3:11 pm, December 21st, 2010

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is famous, to put it somewhat euphemistically, for thinking outside the pen when it comes to punishing his state’s criminals. Now the man who made headlines for making inmates don pink underwear is in the news yet again, this time for organizing a caroling contest among inmates, with the most angelic rendition of “All I Want for Christmas is You” winning a festive Christmas dinner.

Arpaio has drawn criticism — not to mention a few lawsuits — for another Christmas tradition he’s enforced: piping holiday songs into prison cells for twelve hours a day, including those by one of his favorite musical acts — Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Fox News’ Rick Folbaum has a bit of sage advice for this year’s participants:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arpaio; contest; corrections; donutwatch; inmates; prison; sheriff
piping holiday songs into prison cells for twelve hours a day

While inmates are dressed in pink = torture.

1 posted on 12/24/2010 3:32:58 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

including those by one of his favorite musical acts — Alvin and the Chipmunks... lol


2 posted on 12/24/2010 3:36:16 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Libloather

“piping holiday songs into prison cells for twelve hours a day

While inmates are dressed in pink = torture.”

LOL and I see our new homeland security chief!


3 posted on 12/24/2010 3:36:29 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Libloather

4 posted on 12/24/2010 3:36:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Libloather
Recidivism in the Sheriff Joe prison is less than the national average so he must be doing something right. If pink undies, Christmas carols and baloney sandwiches work then so be it.
5 posted on 12/24/2010 3:37:25 PM PST by JPG (There is hope for America and her name is Sarah.)
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To: HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Ping! Sheriff Joe’s at it again. LOL


6 posted on 12/24/2010 3:37:47 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: JoeProBono

“Don we now our gay apparel...”


7 posted on 12/24/2010 3:39:15 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Eccl 10:2

8 posted on 12/24/2010 3:42:41 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

The Pink hancuffs are so MACHO. LOL


9 posted on 12/24/2010 3:42:41 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Libloather

LOL! Love that Joe. Ho! Ho! Ho!


10 posted on 12/24/2010 3:43:02 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Libloather

I read somewhere that he turned to the pink underwear because the inmates were stealing large quantities of regular underwear.

Other sherriffs no doubt have the same problem, but just order more and more, and charge it to the taxpayers.


11 posted on 12/24/2010 3:43:36 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: JoeProBono

AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

MY EYES!!!!!!

Merry Christmas, Joe! ;)


12 posted on 12/24/2010 3:47:53 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!! .... *waves hi to DS*)
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To: SandRat

Oh my, I must be on the Sheriff Joe ping list. Please please thank you in advance.


13 posted on 12/24/2010 3:48:56 PM PST by momto6
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To: Brad's Gramma

14 posted on 12/24/2010 3:54:18 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

:)

And a Christmas Woof to you too!!


15 posted on 12/24/2010 3:59:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Here's a thought!! Donate to the website you are on RIGHT NOW!! .... *waves hi to DS*)
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To: Libloather

I adore Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he should run for president!


16 posted on 12/24/2010 4:01:36 PM PST by MissyMack66 (ROMNEY SUCKS: don't be fooled like we were in MA.)
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To: Libloather

Merry Christmas Mr Arpaio. We love you here.


17 posted on 12/24/2010 4:03:05 PM PST by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Libloather

I LOVE SHERIFF JOE!!


18 posted on 12/24/2010 4:11:00 PM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Libloather
Sheriff joe, yo,yo,yo

Gos ta get me mo pink undies

Ho ho ho.

19 posted on 12/24/2010 4:11:03 PM PST by jaz.357 (What if the "Hokey-Pokey" is REALY what it's all about?)
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To: Libloather

Speaking of Sheriff Joe, I just read an article that Bristol Palin bought a home in Maricopa, Arizona.
Can’t start a thread here because I’m at work. Here’s the link:

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/entertainment/26268251/detail.html


20 posted on 12/24/2010 4:21:44 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Let this chant follow BHO everywhere he goes: "You lie. You lie. You lie.")
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To: Libloather; SandRat

God bless him.
Merry Christmas Sheriff Joe!!


21 posted on 12/24/2010 4:23:07 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Libloather

Sheriff Joe, You da MAN. Pleas run for PRESIDENT and HElp this Country survive


22 posted on 12/24/2010 4:27:29 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Libloather

As a father of 4, I can say with certainty that Alvin and the Chipmunks meets and exceeds every definition of cruel and unusual. I could barely sit through a 90 minute kid flick filled with that rot. Poor inmates...


23 posted on 12/24/2010 4:28:05 PM PST by Melas
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To: Libloather
Arpaio has drawn criticism — not to mention a few lawsuits —

Thanks Joe.

You are an inspiration and beyond that a dedicated worker doing your job!

It still isn't enough however.

We need many more Joe's like you to protect the Constitution as written.

24 posted on 12/24/2010 4:37:38 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Libloather

Merry Christmas Sheriff Joe! We are grateful and lucky to have you.

Don’t do the crime if you can’t sing the rhyme!


25 posted on 12/24/2010 4:46:58 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: MissyMack66
...he should run for president!

That's silly to even give thought to.

He isn't savvy politically enough and isn't impeachable or has had his citizenship questioned.

He's just a simple Joe.

26 posted on 12/24/2010 4:51:53 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Melas
Either don't break the law, or if you do, don't get caught.

Choices are a bit#@&^!

27 posted on 12/24/2010 9:39:54 PM PST by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Libloather

Old Joe really does know how to tweak the libs, doesn’t he?


28 posted on 12/25/2010 2:29:41 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: EGPWS

...he should run for president!
That’s silly to even give thought to.

He isn’t savvy politically enough and isn’t impeachable or has had his citizenship questioned.

He’s just a simple Joe.

If not “President”, how about the “Director of Homeland Security”? He would do one hell of a job there.


29 posted on 12/25/2010 6:10:10 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: All

Christmas, Christmas time is near
Time for toys and time for cheer
We've been good, but we can't last
Hurry Christmas, hurry fast
Want a plane that loops the loop
Me, I want a hula hoop
We can hardly stand the wait
Please Christmas, don't be late.
30 posted on 12/25/2010 8:53:30 AM PST by Liz
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