Archive for February, 2010


I received this from a family member. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is someone who should be applauded for his work in prisoner reform saving our tax dollars! Meanwhile, enjoy this note and feel free to copy and pass it on!

You all remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona  , who painted the jail cells pink and made the inmates wear pink prison garb. Well……… 
Oh, there’s MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe! 

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay. The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who’d like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows. 

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78. The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals. 

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. 

He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6 – $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison. 

Yup, he was re-elected last year with 83% of the vote. 
Now he’s in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn’t doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He’s kind of a ‘Git-R Dun’ kind of Sheriff. 



Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona ), who created the “Tent City Jail”: 
He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. 

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but ‘G’ rated movies. 

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects. Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn’t get sued for discrimination. 

He took away cable TV until he found out there was a Federal Court Order that required cable TV for jails so he hooked up the cable TV again; only let in the Disney Channel and the Weather Channel. When asked why the Weather Channel he replied, “So they will know how hot it’s gonna be while they are working on my Chain Gangs.” 

He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value. When the inmates complained, he told them “This isn’t the Ritz/Carlton……if you don’t like it, don’t come back!” 

More On The Arizona Sheriff:
With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports: 
About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed-wire-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts. 

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before. Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their PINK SOCKS. 
“It feels like we are in a furnace”, said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the TENTS for 1 year. “It’s Inhumane.” 

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: “It’s 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn’t commit any crimes, so shut your mouths!” 

Way to go, Sheriff! 

Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes – not live in luxury until it’s time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can’t afford to have for themselves. 

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Gov’mint at work again!

“Obama’s new health plan:  Striking out in one fresh direction that should have wide appeal, Obama would give federal regulators new powers over the insurance industry, a reaction to a rash of double-digit premium hikes that have infuriated policy holders in California and other states.”

Maybe I’m just a simple man, but has our government ever considered getting rid of the outlandish fees that doctors, hospitals and clinics charge us first? Then maybe the insurers won’t have a excuse reason for their ever increasing rates! My wife faints at work, they take her to the hospital emergency room for three hours. Result? Over $4,000.00!!  Insurance covers all but $380.00. That should have been the total bill in the first place. And what’s with a $750.00 ambulance bill to travel two miles? Next time it’s a taxi, it’s cheaper and just as fast! Enough already!


Weird appetites?

My wife tells me that my habit of eating peanut-butter and dill pickle sandwiches and also peanut-butter and banana sandwiches is just plain weird! I wholeheartedly disagreed with her to put it mildly and then mentioned a young man I knew when I was growing up. The young man in question dearly loved his ketchup, or catsup, whichever you prefer. I mean this guy put it on everything! Don’t believe me? He even put it on his ice cream! That is why I refuse to accept my wife’s conclusion as I’m sure many others have stranger wants in the food catagory than I. How about writing a comment about your “strange craving” or a “comfort food” and I’ll post it on this blog. Let me know.


Toilet Seats?

Enough with the toilet seats! Okay men, join in with me now. First it was our mother and sisters while we were growing up, then your girlfriend. Now, the missus. Enough already! All we men hear is, “Put the seat down when you are done!”, “Put the seat down when you are done!” It is time for a revolution, guys. They always want us to lower the seat when finished. Did they ever think to leave the seat up when they were finished? It will drain dry easier, not to mention it’s already up then for frequent cleaning. Of course not! They scream for equal rights, equal employment, equal wages and then complain if we don’t open the car door or hold the door open for them at the local restaurant.

It’s time to make up your mind, women! Do you want to be treated as a lady, or as an equal? You can’t have it both ways. As an equal, you can open your own car door, open the door at the restaurant and yes, even go “dutch treat” on the bill itself! If you want to be treated as a lady, escorted by the arm, light your cigarettes, pick up the bill and open and hold all the doors for you then we will agree to all this with one contingency. You must act like a lady! Wearing pants down to your thighs with boxers showing like some guy, troweling on multiple layers of Max Factor, Maybelline or Cover Girl so thick that it “cracks” when you smile, then dowsing yourself in cheap cologne knock-offs, does not make you a lady.

Try wearing a dress once in a while, cut back on the make-up and learn to walk like a lady. Then maybe we’ll shave more often and treat you as a lady like you deserve! I guess we are from an older generation that was raised to show and treat a lady with respect. Of course, that’s when women acted as ladies and behaved accordingly. “Ladies and gentlemen”. Maybe they too are a dying breed in these modern times. Where it’s every man, or woman, for themselves! What do you think? Drop me a comment.


Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Tacky!

I’m sure by now everyone has seen the latest Papa Murphy’s Pizza promotion. The one with the battered up cupid ordering pizzas. Take Valentine’s Day, a day which celebrates flowers, candies, romance and time spent with your loved one. A time for deep emotions and feelings from both sexes. Now let’s celebrate this loving day with a pepperoni “heart-shaped pizza“!!  Everybody, all together now …..TACKY!!!


Guns – The Five Rules of Concealed Carry

The Five Rules of Concealed Carry:
1. Your concealed handgun is for protection of life only.
2. Know exactly when you can use your gun.
3. If you can run away — RUN!
4. Display your gun, be prepared to go to jail.
5. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you.

Guns – The Four Rules

The Four Rules for gun handling. Always observe, even when you “know the gun is empty”!
1. All firearms are always loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle of a firearm point at anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
4. Be sure of your target and what lies beyond it.