""But why would people so woefully lacking in the basic facts of an issue think they were the best informed? Social scientists call the phenomenon "pseudo-certainty." I call it "being a fucking moron." - Al Franken, (later Senator Al Franken, D-MN)
The birthers get a second wind, with Kreep and Dr. Orly parting ways just before her radio meltdown. And Dr. Orly also is pimping a "Kenyan Birth Certificate" that even people at "Free Republic" calls her an idiot for believing in.
You guys just now figured that out??
28 July - GOP strategist Alex Johnson, while discussing the birther movement, says "Barack Hussein" rather than "Barack Obama", and then tries to cover it up.
1 August - Well now, it looks like Dr. Orly and Gary Kreep are splitsville. And neither Wiley Drake or Markham Robinson want anything to do with her either.
(scribd link here )
"PLAINTIFF WILEY S. DRAKE & MARKHAM G. ROBINSON RULE 41(a) NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL without PREJUDICE
Plaintiffs Wiley S. Drake and Markham G. Robinson have communicated through their preferred counsel Gary G. Kreep that they do not wish to be represented by the undersigned counsel and that they do not wish to work with her any more, in that they initially disapproved of filing in Federal Court."
IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES WITH COUNSEL
These Plaintiffs submit that they have irreconcilable differences with the strategy of the undersigned counsel. For her part, the undersigned counsel for all other Plaintiffs respectfully submits and states in good faith that she cannot effectively work or cooperate with these Plaintiffs’ proposed counsel Gary G. Kreep, and that no involuntary association of counsel in a complex and highly contentious case such as the present, highly emotionally charged and politically sensitive litigation is likely to yield positive results. One of the plaintiffs filing notice herein has made public comments with which the undersigned counsel does not agree."
Wonder if Drake is going to be doing any "death prayers" against Dr. Orly now?
And lookee who's still working for Dr. Orly!
"PROOF OF SERVICE
I the undersigned Charles Edward Lincoln, being over the age of 18 and not a party to this case, so hereby declare under penalty of perjury that on this Wednesday July 15, 2009, I provided facsimile copies of the Plaintiffs’ above-and-foregoing “Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i) NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL without prejudice” filed by and on-behalf of Plaintiffs WILEY S. DRAKE and MARKHAM G. ROBINSON upon those attorneys who have appeared in this case in accordance with the local rules of the Central District of California, to wit:
THOMAS P. O’BRIEN
LEON W. WEIDMAN
ROGER E. WEST
DAVID A. DeJUTE
FACSIMILE (213) 894-7819
DONE AND EXECUTED ON THIS 1st day of August, 2009"
It's Mr. "Disbarred in three states" himself!!
1 August - Someone pokes fun at the birthers
2 August - Over at Dr. Orly's blog (malware warnings still in effect), Dr. Orly posts her latest, a "Motion for rogatory discovery to authenticate Kenyan Birth Certificate of Barack Hussein Obama" Complete with a colour photo of the supposed certificate.
"The undersigned counsel for Plaintiffs has acquired possession of a color copy of one certain document (attached as Exhibit A to this motion), regarding which there are no ready means of authentication except by recovery of the original document. As should be apparent from the nature and content of the document, if authenticated, and shown to be genuine, the contents of this document will significantly narrow and shorten the discovery and pre-trial litigation period necessary in this case, and might lead to an early resolution by settlement or transfer of these proceedings to the United States House of Representatives and Senate according the procedures outlined in the Constitution."
And look who served it!
"I the undersigned Charles Edward Lincoln, being over the age of 18 and not a party to this case, so hereby declare under penalty of perjury that on this Saturday August 1, 2009, I provided facsimile copies of the Plaintiffs’ above-and-foregoing"
The disbarred lawyer him later says:
"Charles E. Lincoln says:
August 2, 2009 at 5:21 am
God Bless Our Gracious Queen Orly;
God Save Our Noble Queen Orly;
God Save Queen Orly!
Send her Victorious, Happy and Glorious,
Long Ever to Lead all of us,
God Save Queen Orly!"
Excuse me while my oatmeal hits the wall.
(Document here on Scribd)
A couple things come to mind about said document though.
1) The registrar's name is "EF Lavender". Which is the name of a laundry detergent.
2) The country name on the document is "Republic of Kenya". Kenya declared independence on 12 December 1963. It was known as the "Dominion of Kenya" until 12 December 1964, when the Republic of Kenya was proclaimed. The document Dr. Orly submitted to the courts was dated 17 February 1964, almost 10 full months BEFORE the Republic of Keyna was proclaimed. A bare two months after independence, one would expect colonial forms with maybe an added "Dominion of Kenya" line.
3) The certificate number is "47O44". Obama is 47 years old, and the 44th President.
4) The document also says "4th August 1961 at Coast General Hospital, Mombasa". Ignoring the fact that Mombasa was on the other side of the country from where Barack Obama Sr.'s family lived, it was also part of Zanzibar until 12 December 1943 when it was ceeded into Kenya.
To say it doesn't pass the sniff test is saying something. And the fact she submitted this to the court should prove to be.....interesting.
2 August - Dr. Orly is looking for help in the UK (malware warning)
"I will be in London Heathrow tomorrow at 7am. I will be there only for a few hours. If there is a local attorney, barrister,, employee of home office or foreign office, who would like to help, call me 949-683-5411"
2 August - Dr. Orly appears on SF Bay Area radio station KGO. And absolutely loses her marbles, at one point asking only for callers that AGREE with her. The first time she's challenged, she falls apart into a screaming fit, and eventually hangs up on the host.
(original KGO archive MP3 here)
(copy of version minus commericals in MP3 format here)
It's like listening to a chihuahua on meth.
2 August - From Free Republic
"To: Jim Robinson
This document is useful in one way.
We now know that Orly Taitz is an idiot.
36 posted on Sunday, August 02, 2009 8:13:27 PM by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)"
2 August - Showing there is no level that she won't stoop to, Pameia Geller posts pictures she claims are of a nude Stanley Ann Dunham, supposedly taken by Frank Marshall Davis.
(note, next-time remove the "free-vintage-porn.com" ID)
"Why isn't CNN pursuing the nude pornographic photos of Obama's mom, Stanley (unretouched pictures here and here) allegedly taken by Frank Marshall Davis in his apartment. Obama's spiritual father, Davis was a child rapist and famous communist. I never ran the pics, as it was unseemly and wasn't relevant. "
"....until I figured what the hell, it's not like I have any ethics or scruples anyway!"
Mind you, she offers no proof that these are Stanley Ann Dunham anyway, we're just supposed to take her word for it. Considering she's still sticking up for TechDude, we're safe to assume that Pamela Geller doesn't have any familarity with the word "truth"
2 August - Even "Polarik" (possibly aka Dr. Ron Pollard) doesn't buy into the "Kenyan" BC.
"Sorry I have not responded sooner, but in addition to working on my updated report, I've been involved in a really huge mailing list of people following who have been researching a number of leads.
However, the bottom line is that it's another BOGUS BIRTH DOCUMENT. It's not a birth certificate at all."
He then sites what people at PolitiJab and other birther-debunking sites ALREADY FIGURED OUT, and ends with:
"An intelligence contact with Israeli connections says this: “We checked all the hospitals in Kenya, starting in early 2008. There is no such birth certificate. This is another fake. It is also a very bad fake, by the way, very amateurish, as anyone who has seen the real items would immediately discern.”
I also found a number of anomalies that shout, "Forgery." It's a government document saying the birth happened and that a birth certificate exists -- or pretty much like Obama's bogus Hawaiian COLB.
I'll keep you posted on what else we find.
Back to my report. "
When even "Polarik" is rejecting your find.......
3 August - Dr. Orly appears on MSNBC from Tel Aviv. It's a replay of her KGO appearance, complete with attacks on the host, the mainstream media, calls opponents "brownshirts" and basically acts like a complete ass.
3 August - In a match made in Hades, Dr. Orly is interviewed by Michael (Savage) Weiner
3 August - Dr. Orly's reaction to her MSNBC appearance??? (malware warning)
"I also did MSNBC TV show with David Schuster and Tamaryl Hall- two of them are just Nazi brown shirts, they and their network should be prosecuted under RICO act, a number of people will have to serve lengthy prison terms for aiding and abetting treason"
I don't think calling David Schuster a "brownshirt" is going to win you brownie points Dr. Orly.
3 August - And Salon comments on Dr. Orly's MSNBC appearance.
"The segment was, from the very beginning, a train wreck. It started with Taitz asking how much time she'd be given to respond -- not exactly the kind of question anchors like to get, as it means you're actually eating in to the time scheduled for your segment -- and spiraled swiftly downward from there, with Taitz calling host David Shuster a "Brownshirt" and Shuster asking Taitz if it was true that NBC had offered her a car to bring her to the studio, but "you refused because it was a Muslim sounding name with the driver." (Taitz said it was not true.)
There's a good argument to be made, one I'm normally sympathetic to, that people like Taitz shouldn't be getting airtime, same as anyone else advocating a completely debunked but disturbingly popular conspiracy theory. (When's the last time you heard someone on MSNBC saying we didn't land on the moon?)
But in this case, I think this interview actually served a purpose, as Taitz did a fair amount of damage to her cause all by herself. Anyone who was on the fence and watched the interview could not possibly come away from it thinking she's credible."
4 August - Australian press covers the poor guy who's Australian BC got used to fake up the "Kenyan" one.
"DINA ROSENDORFF: Looking over the documents in question Mr Bomford still can't quite believe his eyes.
DAVID JEFFREY BOMFORD: It's little old me and my mum and everything else up there. Oh I definitely confirm that the birth certificate was mine. That was quite easy to see - my address, even the style of the birth certificate was an old South Australian one.
So it's quite easy to identify that it's mine.
DINA ROSENDORFF: And looking at the fake Kenyan birth certificate what do you make of it?
DAVID JEFFREY BOMFORD: It's definitely a copy of my certificate. It's so laughable it's ridiculous."
4 August - And after claiming the "Kenyan" BC to be a smoking gun, lying sack of crap Joseph Farah of World Nut Daily tries to backpedal on his claim.
"Because so many Americans have been educated in government schools, it is probably necessary for me to explain that reporting a news story is different than making an assertion.
No one at WND – not me, not Jerome Corsi, not any columnists, not any reporters – have defended the authenticity of the Kenyan birth certificate. No one here has made a judgment that it is real. What we did was report a fact – that California attorney Orly Taitz has filed a motion in federal court to determine its authenticity.
Heck, Barack Obama's purported "certification of live birth" has been on the Internet for nearly a year and there are still people fighting over whether it is real or not. (And, by the way, the people who claim it is won't get any help from the state of Hawaii, which has steadfastly refused to confirm it is official Hawaiian issuance.) "
Which is, of course, another lie.
4 August - Dr. Orly must have found some more nitrous during her vacation. (Malware warning)
"Recently Obama’s thugs in main stream media came up with this Bomford report in order to stop my efforts in exposing and prosecuting Obama. Though typically I don’t have time to waste on each and every dumb obot, since it got to National TV and my children”s friends called my children, I’ll spend a few minutes to debunk the obots:"
Sure, go for it. Though so far those "dumb obots" have a better track record than you do.
"1. Kenya became an independant country in 1963, not 1964. The seal of Kenya was correct."
Kenya became independent on 12 Dec. 1963 as the Dominion of Kenya. It wasn't the Republic of Kenya until 12 Dec. 1964, almost 10 months after the form you submitted to court. The one that said "Republic of Kenya"
"2. More then one person had certified copies of this document."
Oh, who? Ed Hale claimed he did, now he's taking credit for debunking it.
"3. the document was not issued at birth, but rather was a certified copy obatained in1964, when Kenya became independent"
Which still doesn't explain why it said "Republic of Kenya" 10 months before such existed.
"4. The documents from that time would not show Zanzibar, but rather Kenya"
Yes, but your claim was he was born in Kenya, not "former Zanizbar". You know, in much the same way you were born in the former Soviet Union?
"5. Bomford report was created to try to discredit my efforts"
Except the image was created several years ago. Try again.
"6.lastly, I am not supposed to waste my time and money on this issue, Obama us the one who is supposed to provide evidence of legitimacy"
No, YOU'RE the one who is supposed to provide evidence to back up your wild-assed claims. You're the one who is supposed to provide burden of proof. So yes, YOU are supposed to use your time and money to state your claims.
"7. Kenyan BC provides more info than the piece of garbage Obama posted on the n et, which doesn’t have the name of the hospital, name of the doctor or signatures."
But has, nevertheless, been validated by the State of Hawaii. Are you seriously claiming a 3rd world country has better record standards than a state in the United States??
"8. Chioumi Fukino and Obama and all their Nazi Brown Shirts in the main stream media need to give it a rest and provide an original hospital BC and the corresponding big thick hospital Birthing file from the Kapiolani hospital. "
It's called "HIPPA". As a dentist, you should be familar with it.
And stop already with the brownshirts comment. It makes you look even more like an idiot.
"If they don’t have such a file, all of them need to resign immediately or they will be prosecuted for massive fraud and treason to this Nation."
By who? Your friends in the Fantasy Tiddlywinks League??
"(in case you didn’t know, treason carries punishment of life in prison or death penalty)."
Wow, sounds threaty.....
You know, clicking your heels together and saying "it IS real! it IS real!" over and over again doesn't make it - or you - any less of a fraud.
Delusion, thy name is Orly Taitz..
4 August - Dr. Orly thinks that SoS Hillary Clinton's trip to Kenya, (one scheduled a while back), has something to do with that fake "kenyan" BC he submitted to the courts. (malware warning)
"If Kenyan BC that I provided would not be genuine, Hillary would not be rushing to Kenya, would she?"
Hey, Dr. Orly, even your friends at World Nut Daily are backing down from it. Didn't you get the memo?
And, oh, By The Way, the trip was announced on 30 July.
4 August - The Washington Independent comments on Dr. Orly's claims that the "kenyan" BC is real:
"I see that Orly Taitz has unleashed another incoherent, vicious rant in response to the demolition of the forged “Kenyan birth certificate” she submitted to California and Florida courts. Predictably, she passes on the chance to say who provided her with the forgery. I’ll deal with her most obvious lie:
Bomford report was created to try to discredit my efforts
The Bomford birth certificate, not “report,” was created in 1964 and posted online several years ago. David Bomford has confirmed that it’s his birth certificate. Taitz obtained a forgery, and the only question is whether she realizes this and is lying about it or whether she’s still duped. And that’s an important question; as I reported in my story yesterday, if Taitz knowingly submitted a forgery as part of her lawsuit, she exposed herself to charges of defamation against the president of the United States."
4 August - The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson writes about the Birthers.
"If there's been a more clinically insane political phenomenon in my lifetime than the "birthers," I've missed it. Is this what our national discourse has come to? Sheer paranoid fantasy?
I'm talking about the people who have convinced themselves that Barack Obama was not really born in the United States, and thus is ineligible to be president. Even some commentators who usually are among Obama's most rabid critics have acknowledged that this idea is simply nuts. Yet it persists, out there on the farthest fringes of the right-wing blogosphere. Oh, and also on CNN, which is usually a little closer to reality.
It has been definitively shown that there is not a scintilla of truth, or even the slightest ambiguity, in the whole "birther" idea. Officials in Hawaii have attested again and again that Obama was, in fact, born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. When the "birthers" demanded to see his birth certificate, state officials produced it. Journalists have looked at this complete non-story from every angle and concluded that it is, in fact, a complete non-story."