Thanks, Jeff, I Was Wondering Where They Came From.

February 13, 2018 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Okay, so the Attorney General of the whole damn United States of America, Jeff Sessions, stood on his two feet way up on his tippie-toes  and praised sheriffs.

“The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office. I know this, you know this, we want to be partners, we don’t want to be bosses, we want to strengthen you and help you be more effective in your work,” Sessions told the National Sheriffs’ Association.

And I suspect he’s damn right.

 

But, here’s the fun part.

In an earlier version of the speech released by the Justice Department early Monday, the phrase “Anglo American” was not included. “The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage,” did appear.

So he got up in that room filled with good ole white boys and felt it was only fitting to mention that bygawd sheriffs are mostly white boys.

(Heavy sigh.) No, it’s not enough for Jeff to be white. He wants to be neon white.

Thanks to Propane Jane for the heads up.

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15 Comments to “Thanks, Jeff, I Was Wondering Where They Came From.”


  1. Sam in St Paul says:

    His Freudian slip is showing.

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  2. I wonder how the cowboy hat wearing, useless medal flaunting black sheriff David Clark is taking this?

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  3. AlanInAustin ... says:

    “No, it’s not enough for Jeff to be white. He wants to be neon white.”

    I would have gone with “Klan sheet white”.

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  4. Nice word salad, but what good are sheriffs??? Same with police? They were originally invented to be out & about, in public patrolling the areas. Today I could walk up to anyplace rob them and kill a few and then walk away! And what happens next? I can guess what happens next, but it would not involve me. So again what good are they?

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  5. Jeff Sessions, working diligently to bring together Northern racists and Southern racists since 2017.

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  6. Congressional oversight, and why we are less than impressed with our snacilbupeR senator, Dean Heller. In response to one of our several e-mails expressing concern over the ‘quality’ of many of Donnie’s nominees, he or one of his staffers replied in effect that “it wasn’t his job because Donnie should be able to select who he wants.” GMAB The Senate had it correct in 1986 when they denied Sessions a court appointment based on his racist actions. Nothing has changed, except the number of sniveling spineless snacilbupeR in the Senate. The result being we now have a racist incompetent as US Attorney General. If Congress had a spine, they’d demand his resignation. Barring that, they’d impeach Sessions for his lies during the confirmation process.

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  7. November just can’t get here soon enough. In the meantime, don’t forget Conor Lamb in PA who has a special election coming up March 13th. The right wing has outspent him 17 to 1 so far, and we need to support him.

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  8. Frank McCormick says:

    It also ties in with the Oath Keepers/Sovereign Citizen BS where the sheriff is the ultimate enforcer of laws and NOT subject to federal control.

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  9. What the heck is the “…Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement?” Sounds a little too close to the “the confederate flag and statues are part of the southern heritage” excuse to keep killing and bullying minorities. That word “heritage” has come to signal hate.

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  10. Sessions misspoke. He meant to say, “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Arpaio-American heritage of law enforcement.”

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  11. Laurel Beckett says:

    Evidently when Jeff Sessions read Robin Hood (or, more likely, saw the movie or TV version) he was rooting for the Sheriff of Nottingham. You know, the guy who steals money from the poor, harasses Maid Marian, and tries to have Robin executed. Probably rooted for Voldemort and the unreconstructed Darth Vader and the Orcs, too.

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  12. I know about the Dunning-Kruger effect where you’re too dumb to know how dumb you are. If they name one about being too offensive to know how offensive you are, I have an idea who they can name it after. Actually I have a bunch of ideas. Spoiled for choice, really. Sigh….

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  13. A pity that Sheriff Two-Gun “Bling-Bling” Clarke wasn’t there

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  14. @Frank McCormick

    Big “Thank yew!”

    You have hammered the nail for me! When I read this on the Dallas Morning News website, I thought “much ado about nothing”. But you have provided the critical path to “why”. My idiot brother is bigly into the Oath Keepers Sovereign Citizen BS and just as you say they hold that the high sheriff’s power trumps the Fed’s. Morons, I know, but in their minds, that’s how the Founders intended this whole thing to work.

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  15. Perhaps Sessions missed seeing the definitive version of Robin Hood, Men in Tights, wherein the Sherriff of Rottingham is replaced by a character named Ahchoo, (Dave Chappelle) son of Asneeze (Isaac Hayes). When the townspeople oppose having a black man as sheriff, Ahchoo reminds them that “…it worked in
    Blazing Saddles” Perhaps we should all let Beauregard know that there is an African-American heritage of law enforcement as well, at least according to Mel Brooks.

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