(crossposted to Bad Fiction)
I'm going to post this update a bit early, since things in birtherville have gotten interesting the last few days......
13 July - The LA Times reports on Dr. Orly's courtroom trip for Keyes v Obama.
"Supporters of a case that disputes the legitimacy of Barack Obama's presidency claimed a small victory today when U.S. District Judge David O. Carter told them to fix their paperwork and that he would listen to "the merits" of their case. But others present for the hearing Monday at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana stressed that the case remains a long way from ever getting a full airing in court and may never get to that point.
The case, Alan Keyes, et al. v Barack H. Obama, et al. was filed on Inauguration Day and is one of a raft of suits alleging Obama is ineligible to be president because he is not a "natural born citizen.” Such claims have fared badly in court to date. In December, for example, the Supreme Court dismissed without comment a case challenging Obama’s right to take the oath of office.
Perhaps because of that history, Orly Taitz, the lawyer who filed the current suit, was greatly cheered by Monday’s hearing. "He's very determined to hear the case on the merits," Taitz said, referring to the judge. "He stated, the country needs to know if Mr. Obama is legitimate, if he can legitimately stay in the White House."
That’s not quite the way Asst. U.S. Atty. David DeJute heard the judge’s comments. Thom Mrozek, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said that “the judge did make a bunch of comments about having the matter correctly and thoroughly aired, once and if they got to the merits of the actual lawsuit, which was not the subject of today's discussion."
The irony is that if Dr. Orly had followed the rules, she would have been to this point months ago. And isn't it funny how this report doesn't exactly mesh with what Dr. Orly told her Cavity Creeps? Not surprising, remember how Orly's version of her Glorious Peoples Victory in Moscow (Idaho) with Chief Justice Roberts didn't mesh with the videotape of said meeting?? Or how her claimed "victory" in the Brockhausen case didn't mesh the court transcript. Almost as if Dr. Orly has a problem with reality, or has to lie constantly.
13 July - Paranoid delusional birther Stephen Pidgeon takes time out from hiding from DHS trucks and snooping to congratulate Dr. Orly on her supposed Glorious People's Victory.
(email addresses redacted by me. Bold face mine)
"Monday, July 13, 2009 4:36 PM
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To: “Orly Taitz”
Congratulations on the biggest win of the century! Good work and God’s blessing on you!
Keep your head down; stay out of elevators and take alternate routes to wherever you go every day - start shopping at different stores and get some wasp repellant for your purse (much better than mace).
And don't forgot to change the tinfoil on your head each day! The beams from the Orbital Mind Control Lasers burn though the foil every 24 hours. And remember, no store-brand foil either!
13 July - Former Kansas GOP head and Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach shows some birther leanings.
"Kobach told the group he would fight for the requirement of providing proof of citizenship at election booths. He said photo identification is required when boarding a plane or buying certain spray paints and medication. He wants the same when trying to combat voter fraud.
A professor of law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kobach kept the mood light with a political joke. He asked what President Obama and God had in common, with the punchline being neither has a birth certificate."
14 July - Kris Kobach tries to backpedal from his birther joke
"While Kris Kobach has in the past associated himself with extremists who frequently show poor taste, his latest attempt at humor has gone too far,” KDP executive director Kenny Johnston said Monday.
“Kansans want elected officials who stand above the peddling of partisan lies and conspiracy theory. This is yet another example of why Kris Kobach is unfit for elected office," Johnston added.
In response to the Democratic criticism, Kobach said Tuesday, “Lighten up. It’s just a joke.”
Kobach added, “Are they really suggesting it is forbidden to tell jokes about Barack Obama?"
He then did more damage control by saying:
"Until a court says otherwise, I believe Barack Obama is a natural-born citizen,” said Kobach, who is former chairman of the state Republican Party."
So believe he's a natural-born citizen, but willing to wink and nod at the birthers you want to vote for you, eh?? Klassy with a K(KK)
14 July - I smell a rat.......
And why do I smell a Rattus rattus?? It seems that Dr. Orly's client Major Cook isn't going off to Afghanistan after all. And this after Keith Olbermann made Dr. Orly AND Major Cook the "Worst Persons In The World" for 14 July 2009.
A well deserved honor I do have to say.
14 July - Dr. Orly sees Major Cook's non-deployment as some Glorious People's victory.
"I didn’t even need to fight, the administration blinked and showed it’s cards, actually they showed that they have no cards to play, as they immediately revoked the order for major Cook. You can see below, the revocation is below, saying he doesn’t need to go.
What does it mean? It’s proof that we have a totally illegitimate commander in chief and they will cave in each and every situation. It means that from now on any member of the military, who doesn’t like any order , needs to call Dr. Taitz, ESQ and state that he doesn’t want to follow the order, a legal action will be initiated based on Obama’s illegitimacy in office and the military will cave in. It means that for the sake of covering up for Obama and fraud perpetrated, top brass of the US military is willing to undermine integrity of the military. This has to stop."
Funny, I didn't think Dr. Orly particularly cared about undermining the "integrity of the military", since she does it ALL THE TIME!
And look at the part I bolded. She's telling our service men and women to disobey orders and call her, under the belief that the military will "cave in". It's easy for Major Cook to have the military "cave in" though. Why you ask???
14 July - Well, this newspaper article tells a different story than Dr. Orly.
"Earlier today, Quon said Cook submitted a formal written request to Human Resources Command-St. Louis on May 8, 2009 volunteering to serve one year in Afghanistan with Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Central Command, beginning July 15, 2009. The soldier's orders were issued on June 9, Quon said.
"A reserve soldier who volunteers for an active duty tour may ask for a revocation of orders up until the day he is scheduled to report for active duty," Quon said.
She added that there is an administrative process to request revocation of orders. As of this afternoon, Cook had not asked for his orders to be revoked, Quon said. She could not say why the soldier's orders were pulled today by 3 p.m. CDT.
"Because of the Privacy Act I couldn't go into it," Quon said.
A call to Cook's attorney this evening was not immediately returned."
So, let me get this straight:
He volunteers on 8 May to be deployed, knowing that he can change his mind up to the day before deployment.. Last time I checked, Obama was President then.
A month later, he gets orders on 9 June for a 15 July deployment.
He then waits a month, and then Dr. Orly files a TRO for him on 10 July.
And then suddenly, a day before he's to deploy, tah-dah! He's suddenly not going.
Something smells like month old tuna in the trunk of a car in the middle of Anza-Borrego Desert.
I'm of the firm belief that this is STAGED people.
This is as staged as a play at the Old Globe Theatre.
This is as phony as Dr. Orly's hair colour.
They set this up to get publicity, knowing full well Major Cook not only specifically volunteered to go, but could say no up to one day before deployment. At which point he would either withdraw his volunteering, or that the commanders would want nothing to do with him and tell him his services were not needed.
Major Cook and Dr. Orly are, not to put too fine a point on it, LIARS!!!
And Major Cook is, rather than the brave patriot standing up for what he believes to be right, (like the birthers seem to believe), is a disgrace to the United States Army and the uniform that his actions dishonor. It's a good thing he's not going to Afghanistan, because the brave men and women (including people I know) that are serving there deserve better than this piece of shit pretending "leadership".
And now there are people going over to Afghanistan with a hole in their ranks because of this piece of shit and his disgraceful little game with Dr. Orly.
Cook is a coward, and his actions have shown his peers exactly how much of a coward he is. It's one thing to play high and mighty patriot when you don't have a choice to go, but Cook HAD a choice, and knew damn well it was a choice he could take back anytime he wanted up to a day before deployment. He used his rank and status to stage a little legal play to try and drum up support, and in doing so showed himself to be the lying asshole he really is.
14 July - Reader John Dean brings up this gem from Major Cook, via his handle of Roaddog727 at "Free Republic"
"Well, looks like things may well be moving along.
As a Plaintiff in this class action, I get mailing from Dr. Taitz from time to time. This is an attachment to one of those mailings.
As always, have at it
1 posted on Wed Mar 25 11:28:02 2009 by roaddog727"
That's in addition to his posting of 1 February. To recall:
"US Army Major signs on as plaintiff for Dr. Orly Taitz… RE: Obama’s Eligibility to Hold Office
— On Sun, 2/1/09, Stefan Cook wrote:
From: Stefan Cook
Subject: ATTORNEY HAFFEY REFERRED
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 6:40 AM
Dear Attorney Orly,
My name is Major Stefan F. Cook. I am an officer in the Army Reserve of the United States of America and understand that you are heading up a class action suite to request that Barack Obama show he meets the Constitutional qualifications to be our Commander In Chief. As an officer in the U.S. Army, I have the right to know that I am following the lawful orders from a Constitutionally qualified Commander In Chief.
I would like to sign on as a participating plaintiff in this class action.
STEFAN F. COOK
MAJ, EN, US ARMY
Major Cook went on to send Dr. Taitz a signed, notarized consent form authorizing her to name him as a plaintiff in this suit."
This smells more and more like a rat.
15 July - Looks like CENTCOM has a bit of a disagreement with Maj Cook and Dr. Orly.
"Lt. Comm. William Speaks, a spokesman for Centcom, spoke with TWI today about Maj. Stefan F. Cook’s controversial request for conscientious objector status.
“Maj. Cook volunteered for the one year assignment to Afghanistan, in May of this year,” said Speaks. “After he brought this stuff to the fore, the unit that owned his billet canceled his orders.”
Speaks dismissed comments that Cook’s attorney Orly Taitz, made to WorldNetDaily, specifically her claim that “the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate.”
“This in no way validates any of the outlandish claims made by Maj. Cook or his attorney,” said Speaks. “The idea that this validates those charges about the president’s fitness for office is simply false.”"
15 July - Looks like karma just bit Major Cook on his chickenshit ass. Because the DoD has told his employer he's no longer acceptable for employment. According to Dr. Orly's latest filing:
(Scribd link here)
"The CEO of Simtech, Inc., Larry Grice, explained to Plaintiff over a series of four conversations within the next two hours, that he had been terminated. Grice told the Plaintiff that he would no longer be welcome in his former position at SOCOM but that Grice wanted to see whether he could find something within the company (Simtech, Inc.) for Cook. The upshot was that at this time Grice did not have anything for Plaintiff to do. Grice told Plaintiff, in essence, that the situation had become ―nutty and crazy‖, and that Plaintiff would no longer be able to work at his old position.
Grice explained that he had been in touch with Defense Security Services (an agency of the Department of Defense1, with regional offices located in SOCOM Headquarters at McDill Airforce Base in Tampa, Florida), and that DSS had not yet made a determination whether Plaintiff Major Cook’s clearances would be pulled, but Grice made clear to Cook that it was DSS who had compelled Cook’s termination. Essentially, because of the ―nutty and crazy‖ situation and the communications received from DSS was no longer employable by him at all."
So basically, because of his actions, Cook's clearances have been revoked. They usually do this before an investigation....
Oh. and speaking of Dr. Orly's latest filing, some old friends have been added to the plaintiff list:
MAJ. GEN. CAROL DEAN CHILDERS,
LT. COL. DAVID EARL GRAEF,
Dr. David Earl-Graef, Lt. Col., USAFRMC, is, of course, Dr. Orly's usual cheerleader and zampolit. This marks his first official appearance in one of her lawsuits.
15 July - And both MilBloggers and Conservative bloggers smell a rat about Cook. For example, at the MilBlog "Mudville Gazette"
(Bold Face Mine)
"In short - Cook never had to go in the first place. Unlike most soldiers who deploy as part of a unit, Cook - a reservist - had volunteered to go as an individual augmentee. The Army generally seeks volunteers to fill such assignments first - if no one does so then a non-volunteer is tapped.
It may be helpful to recap the timeline here.
March: Cook acknowledges he's among the plaintiffs in a class-action suit "on behalf of 120 military officers" challenging President Obama's authority as Commander in Chief.
In May, Cook tells the Army he wants to be sent to Afghanistan.
In June, the Army accepts Cooks offer.
In July, Cook sues to "get out" of that assignment, based on the same grounds (Obama not qualified) and using the same attorney (who actively seeks military members to participate in such suits) for a previous suit he was involved in that pre-dates his volunteering to deploy to Afghanistan.
Even without going to court, the Army says - essentially - hey, no problem. You were the one who wanted to go in the first place.
Actually, there is one "Major" problem. Because Cook waited to the last minute to take this action, either someone is going to get a very short notice non-volunteer assignment, or else the unit in Afghanistan will have to get by without one soldier for a while. Since that soldier would be a field grade officer, it's likely that the position will be of some significance."
There's a slang term here for people like Cook - "Blue Falcon"
15 July - And at the Conservative / MilBlog "Blackfive"
"SO if this is the case, this asshole volunteered to go, sued to play the birth certificate card, and now claims this means Obama is from Venus. What a loser. As Greyhawk points out this means either some poor bastard gets a call today to leave on no notice, or the unit depolys to war one officer short. Either way this Maj Cook is a buddy f**king piece of shit."
15 July - And Dr. Orly manages to make Keith Olbermann's "Worst Person in the World" list for a second night in a row.
But I thought the birthers WANTED the MSM to cover them........ *evil smile*
15 July - Ah, irony, thy name is Cook. As shown in this 6 July 2009 post at Free Republic:
H1B’s can’t get a clearance.......
I jot Job security, baby!
46 posted on Mon Jul 6 12:59:23 2009 by roaddog727 (Built Ford tough not Obama weak.) "
Well, Job Security.......unless you decide to hire a dipshit with a law degree from an on-line law school who has a bigger ego than IQ and more hair colour than legal skills. And then use said lawyer to scuttle your military career.
But that's okay. There are other IT professionals with security clearance willing to take that job your stupidity lost. If you're REALLY smart though, you'll file a lawsuit for malpractice against Orly Taitz, Esq, since it can be argued her legal skills and advice cost you your job and career........