(On Edit, and hello to those from Dr Kate's septic tank who dared brave Google to find my little bad movie and birther debunking site. Welcome!
Allow me to explain something that you might be unfamiliar with. This blog, unlike Dr. Kate's, Dr. Orly's, the Pest and eFail, or any other birther blog, actually practices something called "Freedom of Speech". Unless someone posts private information or spam, they are actually ALLOWED TO SAY WHAT THEY WANT WITHOUT FEAR OF CENSORSHIP!! I realize this might be a foreign concept to many birthers who enjoy their Stalinist-style echo chambers where only the approved party line is allowed, but Freedom of Speech is one of the many wonderful things about the Constitution. You might try reading it sometime.
Anyway, you're welcome to post and try and defend your beliefs. All birthers are welcome to post. Most never stick around though.......)
Today's dispatches are pretty short, with the majority given over to my opinion why Dr. Kate was told her services were no longer required by the Northern Arapahoe Tribe.
In addition, "Victoria Windsor" makes demands of Congress to do something about Lakin, and Dr. Orly takes a snort off the jumbo-sized nitrous tank and dreams up a clueless of conspiracies.
3 January - Dr. Kate gives her take on her loss of employment.
"Well, this little blogger has just been crushed by the regime, a life time of work with specific, professional expertise, in an area I absolutely love, water, and, in a hugely important area for the American west, Indian water rights and water management. Honest work.
While I am personally and professionally devastated, it is even ‘lower than a snakes belly’ to engage in this kind of economic devastation or blackmail of anyone. And, in my experience and observation, you can never mess with water and get away with it; and water is sacred to us all.
But more importantly, is a settlement between the United States and an Indian Tribe legal if signed by an ineligible President? Is the concept and practice of sovereignty being used to mask an agenda that is ultimately unhelpful to tribal people, and to our security?"
She later goes on to say:
January 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm
No thankfully I don’t work for the government.
I was wrongfully terminated without cause from a position and I have strong circumstantial evidence that the decision came from somewhere else."
So what did she do anyway? In 1996 she worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for the Department of the Interior, as shown in this Supreme Court brief from that time period.
And around 2000 she worked for NOAA., as she was included as a contact point for the Mid-Columbia Basin area in recovery efforts for the Puget Sound and Willamette/Lower Columbia River/Southwest Washington domains.
And as of 16 March 2010, she was representing the Northern Arapahoe Tribe in Arapahoe, Wyoming and the Wind River Indian Reservation, as shown in this PDF from the Missouri River Association of States and Tribes. (MoRAST)
The conference was comprised of members of MoRAST and several Federal agencies including U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Western Area Power Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and NOAA
"Kate Vandemoer commented on behalf of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. She suggested that the document include a section for Tribal issues. She noted that the commerce clause of the Constitution gave Congress the right to regulate trade with Tribes but did not give them the right to destroy their economy. She believes there is a need to rebuild Tribal economies. As a result of the discussion, she offered to draft a Tribal section and suggest edits to the language related to the Tribes with the help of other Tribal representatives."
She also shows up representing that Tribe on the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRIC) Stakeholders page.
So what happened to her job? Well, on 8 December 2010, President Obama signed the Claims Resolution Act of 2010, which, among other things, established water claims for some tribes. And on 16 December 2010, he hosted the 2010 White House Tribal Nations Conference. Thoughout his first term, President Obama has made his support of Native American Tribes and concerns very well known.
So based on the available information, it looks like Dr. Kate's contract simply wasn't renewed. The question is why? I think we can safely discount the whole "political pressure placed on the Tribe" thing, though she does hint it was a Tribal decision.
Ignoring the fact that the birtherstani would blame a hangnail on teh ebil Obambam, the obvious answer was that the Tribe in question may have had the issues she was contracted for solved and that her services simply were not needed anymore.
However, I suspect even if her services were still needed, they may have decided not to renew her contract.
Now, while she was doing the "crystals in water" new age cosmic foo-foo stuff, she could be seen as a harmless eccentric.
The problem is the political leanings she took. Particularly if her tasks involved directly working with the Federal government to secure funding. Her political activities could be seen by the Tribe as a detriment to that function - how can she get the monies the tribe wants for this if she doesn't recognize the current Federal government as legitimate or corrupt?
More than that, many Native American Tribes are VERY touchy about US citizenship laws. Bear in mind it was 1924 before Native Americans were granted full US citizenship via the Snyder Act. Before then, a Native American could only be granted citizenship via service in the armed forces, or giving up tribal ties and assimilation into "mainstream" culture. Dr. Kate's viewpoints on "14th amendment citizens" and the de Vattelist "Blood AND Soil" claim couldn't have sat well with the Tribe she was working for.
Nor would her association with "Sovereign Citizen" groups and the like. There's a heavy racist undertone in those groups which speaks strongly of the "Manifest Destiny" attitude that caused so many Tribes to lose their lands and be removed to distant and isolated reservations. And I somehow suspect her constant carping on "our country being stolen from us" didn't sit well to Native American ears. And not a few groups remember 2000 when the Washington State GOP had a plank in their party calling on State and Federal governments to "Terminate Tribal Governments" which "called for use of the U.S. Army, Air Force, the Marines and the National Guard to carry out the resolution should tribes resist."
Her hanging with far-right types couldn't have sat well with the Tribe in question. And her support of Lakin?? Well, according to a Navy history site:
"As the 20th century comes to a close, there are nearly 190,000 Native American military veterans. It is well recognized that, historically, Native Americans have the highest record of service per capita when compared to other ethnic groups. The reasons behind this disproportionate contribution are complex and deeply rooted in traditional American Indian culture. In many respects, Native Americans are no different from others who volunteer for military service. They do, however, have distinctive cultural values which drive them to serve their country. One such value is their proud warrior tradition.
In part, the warrior tradition is a willingness to engage the enemy in battle. This characteristic has been clearly demonstrated by the courageous deeds of Native Americans in combat. However, the warrior tradition is best exemplified by the following qualities said to be inherent to most if not all Native American societies: strength, honor, pride, devotion, and wisdom. These qualities make a perfect fit with military tradition."
Lakin's behaviour doesn't mesh at all with those principles. And the fact that Dr. Kate was a public supporter of Lakin may not have sat well with those in that Tribe who were themselves veterans.
Then there is her demands to "take back our country". Most Native Americans would have a wry, somewhat bitter chuckle at the thought of a bunch of older white people screaming about "taking our country back", since it was people like them who took the Tribe's lands away from them in the first place. See how much support Dr. Kate's views would get in, oh, Cherokee lands for example.
Openly questioning and trying to undermine a President - who is by adoption a member of the Crow Tribe - who has been working to address Native American and Tribal concerns and needs isn't going to go over well either.
And finally I suspect that she was spending time she should have been working playing birtherstani reindeer games.
All in all, I can see why the turn Dr. Kate's outspoken politics and social beliefs took may not have sat well with the Tribe who employed her, and they may have decided it was best to not renew her contract and find someone more stable and less....vocal to do the work for them.
But hey, she could always sue the Tribe in question. Maybe Dr. Orly will agree to represent Dr. Kate in a wrongful termination suit against the Northern Arapahoe Tribe. That would be a fun trial to watch.
3 January - Over at the Pest and eFail, "Victoria Windsor" makes demands of the House and Senate.
"TO: Majority Leader, Eric Cantor
Armed Services Committee:
Oversight and Investigations – Rep. Rob Wittman
Readiness – Rep. J. Randy Forbes
Lt. Col / Congressman-elect Allen West
FROM: Victoria B. Windsor, Acting Spokesman for various Patriot Organizations
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION & INTERVENTION
STATUS: URGENT / REQUIRING IMMEDIATE ATTENTION"
Get the feeling this is already off to a bad start?
"WE THE PEOPLE, do formally request your intervention and investigation into the legality of a ‘staged’ Court Martial of a highly decorated (18) year Flight Surgeon, awarded a Bronze Star and selected for promotion to Colonel. He defied military orders in order to try to force the Army and the White House to provide him assurance that his military orders, including his deployment orders for a second tour in Afghanistan, were issued by a lawful Commander-in-Chief."
And he was told they were valid and legally issued, he continued to ignore the answers he was given, and finally had to account for his actions.
And in comments:
Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 12:41 AM
Thank you everyone. The letter was a joint effort of Margaret Hemenway a spokesperson for Terry and myself. As citizens of Virginia, we pushed the Majority Leader and two Congressmen on the Armed Services Committee, all (3) from Virginia to respond to this request. I encourage all of you to contact your Representatives and get behind this request for an investigation"
Ah, the name of Margaret Hemenway comes up again. "Victoria Windsor" seems to be a new player, and kinda bossy at that. Though I suspect strongly she's not this particular "Victoria Windsor" (link may not be work safe)
4 January - Dr. Orly takes another hit off that sweet, sweet nitrous and sees conspiracy everywhere (malware and redirect warning)
In a nutshell, a former advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force turned military consultant, one James Wheeler, was found dead in a landfill. Lakin Supporter and Fox News analyst LtGen (Ret) McInerney knew Wheeler and is calling for an FBI investigation. This is enough for Dr. Orly to put two and two together and come up with rutabaga.
"I am not a military expert, but here are my thoughts."
Such as they are.
"Wheeler had a top clearance and specialized in 3 areas: Chemical warfare, bi-warfare and cyber-warfare."
And your point?
"1. Today it was announced that an unexplained phenomenon happenned: 2,000 dead birds simply fell from the sky in AR. Thousands of dead fish were found in AR and LA. What can be the reason? My concern is that can be a result of bio or chemical or electromagnetic wave warfare. It might be a cincidence, but a senior advisor with the highest clearance James Wheeler was found dead in a New Yark, De dumpstar nearly simultaneously with this phenomenon happening."
Yeah, the nutcases at Dr. Kate's and "Citizen" Larry Wells are babbling about "chemtrails" and the like too.
"2. Wheeler was a personal frind of Lt. Gen McInerney. McInerney was supposed to testify for the defence in LTC Lakin’s trial dealing with Lakin’s refusal to serve under usurper Obama. Judge Lind forbid McInerney or anyone else to testify about Obama’s illegitimacy to US presidency. On Megyn Kelly show McInerney stated that the last e-mail he got from Wheeler was on December 21st, (that is shortly after Lakin’s lynch trial) McInerney stated that Wheeler was lately concentrating on cyber warfare."
And this has to do with Lakin how or why??
"Obama was placed into office and kept there for the last 2 years largely due to massive cyber warfare"
By which she means "majority of US voters" I presume.
"...where real evidence was scrubbed from the net, disinformation, slander, defamtion of chracter was spread all over the net. "
Ah, so it's not that you don't have a single piece of evidence to support your claims, it's because all that information has been "scrubbed".
You know, that's a classic sign of paranoia. And paranoia is a sign of nitrous oxide addiction.....
"I don’t trust the Supreme Court in upholding their oath of office and protectinfg and defending the Constitution."
Translation - "Wahh, they keep ignoring me and following the law, wahhh!"
"If the Supreme Court does not act on January the 7th, I urge all of my supporters to engage in a massive campaign of in person lobbying or writing to each and every member of Congress and demanding investigation of ObamaFraud Gate, Obama SS fraud gate and persecution of political dissidents like Lakin and Fitzgerald. "
Make sure they're printed on rolls of long, thin paper, to make them useful.
"Please, remind them, that we put them there and we can remove them from there, that by their inaction they engage in treason against the American people. "
"We need answers from Federal judges, including Justices of the Supreme Court, as to why they refused to hear cases relating to Obama’s illegitimacy"
They have heard cases relating to this claim. And the answer each and everytime has been "no, case dismissed".