Good Reasons NOT To Get Drunk:
there's MUCH more to know about Sherriff 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
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
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 hot-line
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.
Update on Joe Arpaio
TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO HE IS THE MARICOPA
ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND
OVER THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:
- Sheriff Joe Arpaio (In Arizona) who created the "Tent City
- He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the
inmates for them. He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the
- Took away their weights Cut off all but "G" 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
- 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."
- He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape that he
pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any
lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture
series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails
in the first place.
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 Damned 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.
* Sheriff Joe was just re-elected Sheriff in Maricopa County,
a difference a sad event in someone's life makes.
GEORGE CARLIN (His wife recently died...) Isn't it amazing that George
Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so
very eloquent...and so very appropriate.
A Message by George Carlin:
paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but
shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend
more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger
houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We
have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment,
more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too
recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay
up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much,
and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced
our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years
to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and
back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space.
We've done larger things, but not better things. We've cleaned up
the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not
our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish
less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers
to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we
communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow
digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow
relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce,
fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips,
disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight
bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill.
It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing
in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to
you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight,
or to just hit delete...
- Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they
are not going to be around forever.
- Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe,
because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.
- Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because
that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it
doesn't cost a cent.
- Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved
ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend
hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
- Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that
person will not be there again.
- Remember: Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time
to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths
we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - George Carlin
" You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and
smarter than you think".
The following is an actual advertisement in an Irish newspaper.
Automobile for Sale 1985 Blue Volkswagen Only 50 miles. Only first
gear and reverse ever used. Never driven hard. Original tires. Original
brakes. Original fuel and oil Only 1 driver. Owner wishing to sell
due to employment lay-off. Photo attached.
You HAVE to see this.........
Year's Best Pumpkins:
should take 5 minutes to read this. It may save your life or
a loved one's life.
Crucial Because of recent abductions in daylight hours, refresh
yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation... This
is for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children,
everyone you know. After reading these 9 crucial tips , forward
them to someone you care about. It never hurts to be careful
in this crazy world we live in.
1 Tip from Tae Kwon Do : The elbow is the strongest point on your
body. If you are close enough to use it, do!
2. Learned this from a tourist guide in New Orleans If a robber
asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM Toss
it away from you.... chances are that he is more interested in
your wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse.
RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the
back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving
like crazy. The driver won't see you, but everybody else will.
This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,
eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or
making a list, etc. DON'T DO THIS!) The predator will be watching
you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on
the passenger side, put a gun to your head, and tell you where
to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR , LOCK THE DOORS AND
LEAVE. a. If someone is in the car with a gun to your head DO
NOT DRIVE OFF, repeat: DO NOT DRIVE OFF! Instead gun the engine
and speed into anything, wrecking the car. Your Air Bag will
save you. If the person is in the back seat they will get the
worst of it . As soon as the car crashes bail out and run. It
is better than having them find your body in a remote location.
5 A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or
parking garage: A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your
car, at the passenger side floor , and in the back seat B..)
If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the
passenger door . Most serial killers attack their victims by
pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to
get into their cars. C..) Look at the car parked on the driver's
side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting
alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back
into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you
back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better
paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells
are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot. This
is especially true at NIGHT!)
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control,
ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target)
4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital
organ. RUN, Preferably ! in a zig -zag pattern!
8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP ! It
may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was
a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies
of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and
often asked "for help" into his vehicle or with his
vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim. *************
Here it is *******
9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend
heard a crying baby on her porch the night before last, and she
called the police because it was late and she thought it was
weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO NOT open
the door." The lady then said that it sounded like the baby
had crawled near a window, and she was worried that it would
crawl to the street and get run over. The policeman said, "We
already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO NOT open
the door." He told her that they think a serial killer has
a baby's cry recorded and uses it to coax women out of their
homes thinking that someone dropped off a baby He said they have
not verified it, but have had several calls by women saying that
they hear baby's cries outside their doors when they're home
alone at night. Please pass this on and DO NOT open the door
for a crying baby ---- This e-mail should probably be taken seriously
because the Crying Baby theory was mentioned on America 's Most
Wanted this past Saturday when they profiled the serial killer
I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may
save a life. A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle.
I was going to send this to the ladies only, but guys, if you
love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, etc., you may want
to pass it onto them, as well. Send this to any woman you know
that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a
lot of crazies in it and it's better to be safe than sorry.
Children's Meth Checked this on Snopes and
it is true. There is a very scary thing going on in the schools
right now that all need to be aware of. There is a type of crystal
meth going around that looks like strawberry pop rocks. It smells
like strawberry also and it is being handed out to kids in school
yards in AR. I'm sure it will make its way around the country
if it hasn't already. Kids are ingesting this thinking that it
is candy and being rushed off to the E.R. in dire condition.
It also comes in chocolate, peanut butter, cola, cherry, grape
and orange. It looks just like pop rocks. Please instruct your
children to not accept candy that looks like this even from a
friend and to take any that they may have to a teacher, principal,
etc. Please pass this around it could save some family a lot
of heartache! That is what they are calling strawberry meth or
strawberry quick. Thought you'd want to know.
me make this perfectly clear!
IS MY COUNTRY! And, because I make this statement DOES NOT mean
I'm against immigration!!! YOU ARE WELCOME HERE IN MY COUNTRY.
Welcome to come through like everyone else has. Get a sponsor!
Get a place to lay your head! Get a job! Live by OUR rules! Pay
YOUR taxes! And LEARN THE LANGUAGE LIKE ALL OTHER IMMIGRANTS
HAVE IN THE PAST!!! AND PLEASE DON'T DEMAND THAT WE HAND OVER
OUR LIFETIME SAVINGS OF SOCIAL SECURITY FUNDS TO YOU TO MAKE
UP FOR ''YOUR'' LOSSES. If you don't want to forward this for
fear of offending someone, then YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM! When
will AMERICAN'S STOP giving away THEIR RIGHTS??? We've gone so
far the other way ...bent over backwards not to offend anyone.
But it seems no one cares about the AMERICAN that's being offended!
the Red shirt thing is new to you,
Last week, while traveling to Chicago on business, I noticed a
Marine sergeant traveling with a folded flag, but did not put
two and two together. After we boarded our flight, I turned
to the sergeant, who'd been invited to sit in First Class (across
from me), and inquired if he was heading home. No, he responded.
Heading out I asked?
No. I'm escorting a soldier home.
Going to pick him up?
No. He is with ! me right now. He was killed in Iraq; I'm taking
him home to his family.
The realization of what he had been asked to do hit me like a
punch to the gut. It was an honor for him. He told me that, although
he didn't know the soldier, he had delivered the news of his
passing to the soldier's family and felt as if he knew them after
many conversations in so few days.
I turned back to him, extended my hand, and said, Thank you.
Thank you for doing what you do so my family and I can do what
Upon landing in Chicago the pilot stopped short of the gate and
made the following announcement over the intercom.
'Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to note that we have had
the honor of having Sergeant Steeley of the United States Marine
Corps join us on this flight. He is escorting a fallen comrade
back home to his family. I ask that you please remain in your
seats when we open the forward door to allow Sergeant Steeley
to deplane and receive his fellow soldier. We will then turn
off the seat belt sign.'
Without a sound, all went as requested. I noticed the sergeant
saluting the casket as it was brought off the plane, and his
action made me realize that I am proud to be an American.
So here's a public Thank You to our military Men and Women for
what you do so we can live the way we do.
Red Fridays. Very soon, you will see a great many people
wearing Red every Friday. The reason? Americans who support our
troops used to be called the 'silent majority.' We are no longer
silent, and are voicing our love for God, country and home in
record breaking numbers. We are
not organized, boisterous or overbearing.
Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want
to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops.
Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with
dignity and respect starts this Friday -- and continues each
and every Friday until
the troops all come home, sending a deafening message that ...
every red-blooded American who supports our men and women afar,
will wear something red. By word of mouth, press, TV --
let's make the United States on every
Friday a sea of red much like a homecoming football game in the
If every one of us who loves this country will share this
with acquaintances, coworkers, friends, and family, it will not
be long before the USA is covered in RED and it will let
our troops know the once 'silent' majority is on their side
more than ever, certainly more than the media lets on.
The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to
make things better for you?' is. 'We need your support and your
prayers.' Let's get the word out and lead with class and dignity,
by example, and wear something red every Friday.
This is very impressive. Lizzie Palmer, who put
this YouTube program together, is 15 years old.
here to watch.
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