A short dispatches today, as the Judge in CEL3 v the Family Taitz gives smackdowns to both of them. More discussion on Arizona's undead birther bill. Historical accuracy - or any accuracy for that matter - is in short supply at the Pest and eFail.
Dr. Orly has a great idea (read, massively stupid) - namely Michelle Bachmann for Speaker of the House. Bachmann has other plans though it seems. And Paul Vallely jumps up and down trying to get Donald Trump to notice him.
23 March - Looks like Dr. Orly, Philip Berg, and CEL3 are going to have to restrain themselves a bit in CEL3's case against the Family Taitz.
"03/23/2011 80[RECAP] MINUTES (IN CHAMBERS): ORDER by Judge Andrew J. Guilford: denying 42 Motion for Sanctions; denying 46[RECAP] Motion for Sanctions; denying 50[RECAP] Motion for Sanctions; denying 53[RECAP] Motion to Strike. The Court ORDERS the parties other than Daylight Chemical Information Systems, Inc.,and Yosef Taitz to request leave before filing any future motions or other documents, in compliance with the terms set forth in Section 4. See minute order for more information. (twdb) (Entered: 03/23/2011)"
(Scribd link here)
First CEL3 gets swatted:
"Plaintiff argues that these documents are irrelevant, redundant, immaterial, impertinent,and scandalous. But Plaintiff has not demonstrated any sufficient justification or sufficient legal basis for striking these documents. Both sides in this case have been responsible for filing redundant and immaterial – and at times nonsensical – documents.The Court can use its own judgment to determine how much weight to give to various filings.
Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion to Strike is DENIED in its entirety"
Then it's Dr. Orly's turn:
"Defendants seek an order of sanctions in an unspecified amount against Plaintiff, Philip J.Berg, and Gary Kreep. The Court has since denied Berg’s pro hac vice application,which listed Gary Kreep as local counsel.
Defendants have not shown a sufficient reason to impose sanctions against Plaintiff, Berg,or Kreep. Defendants’ Motion for Sanctions is a 9-page jumble of allegations, arguments,and discussions of another case pending in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.Defendants’ most coherent argument supporting sanctions is that Plaintiff overstepped his bounds in drafting the Rule 26(f) report. But this is insufficient for imposing sanctions“sua sponte,” as Defendants ask the Court to do.
Defendants’ Motion for Sanctions is DENIED."
And finally the Judge tells them both he's tired of their reindeer games.
"The Court now ORDERS the parties – other than Daylight Chemical InformationSystems, Inc., and Yosef Taitz – to seek leave of Court before filing any motions or other documents in this case. The Court may require leave of court by Daylight Chemical and Yosef Taitz if other parties abuse the leniency granted. A party seeking leave to file a motion or other document may do so by letter to the Court, with copies to all parties. The letter shall be no more than two pages and shall set forth the nature of the motion or document and good cause for its filing. The letter shall have no attachments or exhibits.Upon a showing of good cause, the Court may grant leave to file. Failure to comply with this order may result in sanctions."
Since Dr. Orly has no ability to follow the rules and can't wipe her bottom without attaching 12 pages of "exhibits" to the resulting toilet dumpling, it's going to be interesting to see if she can follow at least one courtroom rule.
If not, it will be interesting to see if she can beat her previous $20,000 record.
23 March - Talking Points Memo "Muckraker" comments on Arizona's resurrection of the previously dead birther bill.
"The bill, SB1157, would require presidential candidates to provide documentation "to prove that the candidate is a natural born citizen, prove the candidates age and prove that the candidate meets the eligibility and residency requirement for President of the United States as prescribed in Article II, Section 1, Constitution of the United States." If the candidate cannot provide the necessary documentation, the Secretary of State is charged with withholding their name from being listed on the ballot.
The bill also stipulates that candidates provide a "long-form" birth certificate.
This is not the first time Republican State Rep. Judy Burges, who introduced the bill, has attempted to pass "birther" legislation. She introduced a similar amendment last year, which passed a vote in the House but then died in the state Senate."
24 March - Sometimes I really wonder how the writers at the Pest and eFail can walk and chew gum at the same time.
"The “birther” campaign has been successful because those who know they haven’t the facts to argue are inclined to dismiss claims that a president must have two citizen parents as political extremism."
I'm not sure an unbroken track record of "no" by the courts counts as success. Not to mention the slight little fact that the only legal "scholars" pimping the two citizen parent thing are a DUI lawyer, a part-time poker player/rock star/avatar of God/lawyer, and someone who got her law degree from an on-line unaccredited law school.
As for "facts", the debunkers have nothing BUT facts on their side. It's the birthers who have yet to show any facts or credible evidence to back their claims.
"Without having experience in the power circles who stand to gain or lose from exposing Obama’s illigitimacy, it is hard for many to grasp that pundits like Levin and Limbaugh, financially comfortable, could so easily be ruined by the quiet financial giants manipulating Obama. Nathan Deal, Georgia congressman, only asked, and faced the IRS and ethics charges which he knew he couldn’t fight. "
And as we fall down the conspiracy rabbit hole....
"The financial assassination of Scooter Libby by a corrupt Justice Department, Democratic enforcer Patrick Fitzgerald, even while GW was President, is what a legislator knows he will certainly face if he threatens exposing Obama officially."
So somehow the prosecution of someone who outed a CIA agent during wartime during the Bush administration is Obama's fault??
“My People” Eric Holder insures that we are probably in a holding pattern (no pun) until he and Obama are removed. "
"Judges who threaten to do their duty, like former Marine Officer David O. Carter, who promised discovery if Orly Taitz, regardless of what anyone thinks of the quality of her legal work, would forego her right to discovery when Justice Department lawyers missed their reply date, found himself co-opted. Carter suddenly acquired a Bob Bauer clerk, a Middle Eastern attorney with a degree from an Eastern European Law School; then Carter broke his promise. We appear to be playing by rules from the former USSR, which is probably what drives the Moldavian native Taitz to fight with what tools she has. She escaped it once, and doesn’t want her refuge for her new family, natural born children, destroyed by similar forces."
Carter promised discovery IF Dr. Orly could convince him of the merits of that case. She didn't.
Talk about revisionist history. Is there any birther out there who has any ability to tell the truth even once??
"Some of us have recently learned something of our founders’ and framers’ intent, in no small part from independent journalists such as Sharon Rondeau, and attorneys without so much to lose (but their freedom) such as Mario Apuzzo and Leo Donofrio. Perhaps we can help others understand? There really aren’t legal questions any more."
More like "Some of us have been desperately trying to rewrite history and claim the founders and framers said something they really didn't and that the entire US Constitution is based on a translation of "Law of Nations" that wasn't published until ten years after the Constitution was ratified"
24 March - And Dr. Orly's latest great idea (malware and redirect warning)
"PLEASE, WRITE TO YOUR CONGRESSMEN, DEMAND THAT THEY SIGN A PETITION FOR JOHN BOEHNER TO RESIGN AS THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE AND FOR MICHELLE BACHMANN TO BE ELECTED INSTEAD. SHE HAS MORE STRENGTH AND COMMON SENSE THAN 10 BOEHNERS.
Posted on | March 24, 2011"
Sometimes the snark writes itself.....
24 March - The Pest and eFail breathlessly announces Paul Vallely's willingness to run as Donald Trump's Vice-President. Mind you, I suspect Donald Trump is going "Vallely who??", but still....
"In an email exchange with Maj. Gen. Paul E. Valley (Ret.) of the StandUpAmerica blog and former Fox News military analyst, a citizen asked the general of Donald Trump, “Are you saying here that you are willing to run with him? If so, can this be posted publicly? Certainly wanted to ask before doing it. What a wonderful ticket it would be!”
And the general answered:
Yes..you can test the waters on this. It has been suggested by others Paul Vallely MG US Army (Ret)"
By "test the waters" I suspect he means "my hangers-on and ego suggested it".
"The email continued:
AS I’M SURE YOU KNOW BY NOW, DONALD TRUMP HAS FORCEFULLY CALLED FOR OBAMA TO SHOW THE REAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE TWICE THIS WEEK AND JUST YESTERDAY ON THE VIEW. http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2011/03/donald-trump-on-abcs-view-defends.html
Contact Donald Trump — Let’s give him the ammunition with which to come back on the air and say that he has heard more about this issue than any other in his lifetime!
To get in touch with the Trump Organization, you can write to 725 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10022. You can also call them at 212-832-2000 or fax them at 212-935-0141.
I think faxes might be the best (because it leaves the paper trail), but please do what you can, even if it is the phone call."
So basically he's jumping up and down waving his hand and going "Oooh! Pick Me! Pick Me!! Oooh! Ooooh! Pick Me!!"
And this is news how?? Then again, we're talking the non-existent journalistic standards of the Pest and eFail......
"BREAKING NEWS: It has just been announced at Human Events that Michele Bachmann, congresswoman from Minnesota, will seek the presidency for 2012. Bachmann has recently stated that she would show her long-form birth certificate if she were to seek the highest office in the land. In an interview with George Stephanopoulos, Bachmann did not unequivocally state that Barack Hussein Obama is a U.S. citizen or a “natural born Citizen.” Rather, she said, “When the president makes his statements I think they need to stand for their own.”