Joe Arpaio's "Birther" Investigation Gets More Ridiculous by the Hour -- Sheriff Asks Selective Service to Investigate Obama's Registration
Less than 24 hours after we told you about the mailman claiming the "foreign" Barack Obama hinted to him about a "prearranged" presidency while hanging out at the Ayers residence, and just hours after we asked our readers if this whole thing could get any more loony, it happened again.
Fresh out of the press-release department of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is a letter from Sheriff Joe Arpaio, asking the director of the Selective Service System to open an official investigation into President Obama's Selective Service registration.
"On March 1, 2012, a press conference was held in which I announced the initial findings of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Posse investigation," Arpaio writes. "Among the findings is not only the President's birth certificate a likely fraud, but furthermore, there is probable cause to believe that the Selective Service Registration card on file and allegedly submitted by Mr. Obama on July 29, 1980, was also a forgery."
Arpaio's "birther" investigators did some homemade science projects in which they claim they were able to make their own phony stamp that looked just like the one used on the president's registration.
"Sheriff Arpaio is asking Director Romo to respond to him within 30 days on whether or not his national office will provide the Sheriff with the original document and if his office will move forward with an investigation of its own," the sheriff's office says. "Lawrence Romo, who was appointed as Director to the U.S. Selective Service System in 2009 by President Obama, reports directly to the President."
That would appear to be a complete conflict of interest -- as if that actually matters.
Arpaio also happens to warn of the penalties for not registering with the Selective Service.
"Failure to register or otherwise comply with the Selective Service registration process is a serious offense," Arpaio notes. "The law says a person who fails to register can end up with a $250,000 fine, five years imprisonment and is ultimately prohibited from holding any job in government."
If you actually believe there might be some legitimacy to the Secret Service registration bullshit, The Fogbow has provided extensive debunking on every single aspect of Arpaio's "birther" investigation, including this, this, and this on the registration card.
Arpaio's letter can be found by clicking here.
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