DEMENTIA IN THE DESERT….Via TalkLeft, check out this Phoenix New Times story about their bizarre, multi-year run-in with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the Maricopa County nutcase best known for making his prisoners wear pink underwear. It’s too long to excerpt, and you have to read all the way to the end to really appreciate the grassy knollishness of the whole thing, but if you’ve got a few minutes to spare, it’s well worth your time to read.

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