Somebody just asked me yesterday what I thought of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County. I said I was going to Phoenix for a photo opp!
What's Joe doing? This is old information, but it was nice to be reminded of it again today.
**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' 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.....BUT 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."
And what happens in McHenry County Jail. $14,000 gets spent for three laptops that would be in the envy of our soldiers in Afghanistan - top of the line, rugged. Probably like that Samsonite luggage you can drop off a 500' cliff. And $700 spent on TVs. That's not for several, either.
So, maybe between Nov. 3 and Dec. 1 I'll just have to go out and meet Sheriff Joe.
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