Staying home every day seems to be dulling my combative urges. There is still lots of outrage going on in the world, but I just can't seem to get fired up about any of it.
But I'll give it a try.
Here in Arizona, a recall petition is being circulated against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a geriatric reprobate who just won his fifth term in office last November. Joe is begging for cash nationally to add to the millions that he already has banked because he and his sheep don't want to risk the subversion of democracy by a democratic process. Joe has sent out a troop of individuals to try to confuse and intimidate voters who might not be smart enough to keep his flabby butt in office.
It would seem unlikely that recall organizers could be able to oust Sheriff Joe from office, especially just after he won re-election. But Old Joe knows that very thing happened to former state senator Russell Pearce, the right-winger who was the primary author of Arizona's most infamous piece of hate legislation: SB 1070. And Joe's winning percentage decreases with each election. So, anything is possible.
The eighty-year-old Arpaio is already threatening to run for a sixth term in 2016. He also makes periodic threats to run for governor. One other possibility is that the voters will retire him in the upcoming recall election, and then he can begin his next career as a Fox News commentator.
I still have not found an Arpaio recall petition to sign, but I'm looking, Joe, I'm looking!