Today's dispatches has a Kansas man who sued to try and keep Obama off the state balllot. (and was told "no".) The Pest and eFail finally realizes that the State of Hawaii doesn't give out a "long form" anymore, so of course they have to make it some deep dark conspiracy. Mitt Rommey seems to be courting sane Republicans.
Media Matters covers the World Nut Daily / Donald Trump link, The Pest and eFail lie about Hawaiian State Law (and, well, everything else). Rep. Eric Cantor hopes Trump isn't being serious. Arizona's undead birther bill makes it out of the state senate, and Lucas Smith's painting gets noticed - and sold.
And a tip of the hat to "Jennifer C", who managed to give me the remaining keys to the puzzle of who is the person using the name "BJ Smartazz". Turns out the birther puppeteer has a long history of insanity. And by insanity, I mean at or beyond Orly Taitz or Theresa Cao level of nuts.
12 April - The De Soto Explorer reports an attempt to keep Barack Obama off the 2012 ballot.
"A Wichita man on Monday petitioned top state officials to keep President Barack Obama off the Kansas ballot in 2012, saying that the president wasn’t eligible for the office because he has failed to prove he was born in the United States.
“I’m saying that he (Obama) is going to file documents to be on the Kansas ballot. At the time, I would like the state of Kansas to be prepared,” said David Merton Shultz."
"The State Objections Board rejected Shultz’s request by a 3-0 vote, with members agreeing that the petition was too early. Under state law, any challenge of a candidate being on the ballot must be made within three days of that candidate officially filing his or her candidacy in the state."
And he's a repeat offender
"In 2010, Kobach said Obama would resolve questions about his citizenship by producing a detailed birth certificate. A year before that, he joked at a GOP barbecue that Obama and God shared something in common because neither has a birth certificate.
Shultz, 63, who described himself as a movie prop engineer, said he has done hundreds of hours of research and has concluded that Obama, a Democrat, hasn’t proved he was born in this country. That would make him ineligible to be president because the U.S. Constitution says only natural born citizens of the United States may be eligible for the office, he said."
But he's not a racist, honest!
"Shultz questioned the validity of Obama’s certificate of live birth, and said Obama’s supporters have spent a lot of time and money to smear those who question where he was born as racists or so-called birthers."
Well, if it wasn't for the fact that so many of the birthers ARE racist......
"Shultz said it was peculiar that a “mulatto baby” was born and yet no one from the hospital remembers the occasion. “That was not a common occurrence. It would stick in someone’s mind,” he said"
1) Racist much?
2) Hawaii has been a melting pot for a long time now. A mixed race child in the early 60's would not be of note.
"Shultz said he would be back at the appropriate time to file a challenge, and asked that state officials pass a law similar to one considered in Arizona in which a candidate for president would be required to show proof of citizenship to get on the ballot. “I’m here to partner with you guys,” Shultz told members of the Objections Board.
But Stegall told him, “The task of this board is not to provide help with you coming back later.”
In other words "go away, you bother us"
12 April - At the Pest and eFail, they get told something that has been common knowledge for a few years now.
"Miki Booth has just reported via telephone to The Post & Email that a man born and currently residing in Hawaii went to the Department of Health this morning and requested a copy of his long-form birth certificate. He was refused, told that it was no longer available and that all he could obtain is the short-form document."
"The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands appears to be lying when it announced that it began “accepting” a “Certification of Live Birth” as proof of genealogy in 2009. It claimed that “When a request is made for a copy of a birth certificate, the DOH issues a Certification of Live Birth.” However, the documents which both the man and another requester in Hawaii have obtained this year, after the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands changed its policy, bear the label “Certificate of Live Birth.”
Directly preceding the claim that the “Certification” is the document now issued, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands stated that “original birth certificates are preferred for their greater detail…”
Actually, DHHL never said they would accept a “Certification of Live Birth” as proof of genealogy. They pointed out that the Department of Health doesn't issue the "long form" certificates anymore, only the COLB. And since DHHL is more concerned with proof of Native Hawaiian ancestry, they require as much genealogical information as can be provided.
" How can a person provide the “preferred” document when the department claimed that it no longer issued them? "
Well, Department of Hawaiian Homelands has their requirements here They would be the best people to ask rather than making stuff up. I suspect that Department of Health will provide more information to DHHL if needed.
"The short-form document which the man received was labeled “Certificate of Live Birth,” unlike Obama’s purported form which is a “Certification of Live Birth.” Likewise, Miki Booth’s son, Alan, had received a short-form birth certificate last year which entitled “Certificate of Live Birth.” The man who obtained his short-form document said that it does not contain the fields for “Father’s Place of Birth” and “Mother’s Place of Birth” as Alan Booth’s does.
Could that be because Obama’s Certification of Live Birth image does not contain those fields, and the Hawaii Department of Health is attempting to legitimize it?"
Well, if the man in question doesn't have any Native Hawaiian ancestry (Miki Booth's son does), then they might get a different form.
"Therefore, when Dr. Chiyome Fukino spoke with MSNBC on Monday morning, she apparently was not lying when she said that long-form birth certificates are no longer available.
But why was that change made? Who ordered the change in policy? Was it made because Donald Trump has demanded that Obama release his original, detailed birth certificate to support his claim of a Hawaii birth?"
Or maybe it's because it's BEEN the policy for a couple years now, and you've never been able to accept it as fact?
12 April - Mitt Rommey seems to be going after the sane branch of the Republican party.
"Mitt Romney tonight pushed back against those in his party who are questioning President Obama's citizenship, suggesting his fellow Republicans should put their energy into more substantive issues.
"The citizenship test has been passed," Romney said tonight on CNBC's Kudlow Report. "I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office...but his citizenship isn't the reason why."
Several prominent Republicans — including Donald Trump and Sarah Palin — have once again tried to stoke controversy by questioning Obama's citizenship even though his birth in Hawaii has been confirmed by officials in the state. "
12 April - Media Matters also points out the connection between World Nut Daily and Donald Trump.
"Both Trump and WND have insisted that the birth certificate Obama’s campaign released during the 2008 campaign is insufficient proof of his birth. Trump has claimed that the certificate was never signed and has no serial number (wrong on both counts), while WND has promoted a claim that the certificate is “criminally fraudulent” and WND editor Joseph Farah suggested that it can’t be used to obtain a passport. In fact, FactCheck.org points out that the Obama certificate meets State Department standards for establishing citizenship.
Trump and WND also have promoted alleged ambiguities over which Honolulu hospital Obama was born in. But FactCheck.org says Obama has stated which hospital it is, it has found “zero evidence of such a family disagreement” over the issue, and federal privacy laws prevent the hospital from releasing birth records.
WND, needless to say, is ecstatic about Trump’s birtherism. Farah writes in his column today that “I am eternally grateful to him for standing up boldly and demanding to see Barack Obama's birth certificate, as I have been doing for the last two and a half years,” adding that Trump is “doing God's work here.”
Is being repeatedly discredited on birther claims really “God’s work”? Apparently so, in Farah’s eyes. But then, Farah has admitted to publishing “some misinformation” on his website, so WND may not be the most credible source for Trump to be taking his cues from, as he seems to be doing."
12 April - Reader "Jennifer C" finds two more videos. No puppets, but the voice and cadence (not to mention the insults, racism, and the constant calling Obama "Hussain") is a lot like "BJ Smartazz". The YouTube channel here is under the charming name "NeuterUsurper"
Interestingly, the image of the woman by the phones is also in this 8 June 2009 video by fashion designer "Christa Chantal Allen" about YouTube closing her account. (See, sounds familar)
I noticed she's bringing up the claim that Barack and Michelle Obama lost their law licenses, (actually she's claiming they never had the licenses in the first place). And.there's a claim of fraud in the 2008 Iowa caususes. Not to mention that there's a reference to "Barry Soetoro" as well. Then there's "Lame Cherry" style attacks on Michele Obama as well, calling her a "water buffalo" She brings up the false claims ACORN is being prosecuted for "illegal votes", and calls one of Obama's supporters a "black clodhopper" The "Long Dong Silver" picture of Clarence Thomas shows up at 9:58 as well.
This one is shorter, but just as insane. And there's the same pictures, including the Christa Chantal Allen "woman by the phone" picture. Which got me to looking.
This 13 Feb 2007 article on Christa Chantal Allen calls her an "Outspoken Bush Critic". Are we dealing with a disgruntled PUMA, much like Dr. Kate is?? Certainly many of the snotty comments and claims are consistent with the PUMA birther crowd.
And then there's this article here. While the YouTube video posted has a now familar "This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube's policy prohibiting hate speech", the transcript posted below is VERY familar:
"Soetoro, I want to KICK YOUR azz for EXPANDING the wars in Afghanistan & Pakistan, where THOUSANDS of civilians, including ENTIRE FAMILIES, have been SLAUGHTERED by sophisticated weapons systems such as the HELL-FIRE missile, which SUCKS the AIR out of the victim’s LUNGS! Bear: Soetoro, you two-bit PATHETIC man-child street goon PUNK, I could have sworn the audio was messed up & you said “kiss” NOT “kick ass.” Will this start with a classy clip of the “Fashion Icon” monkey exiting Air Force One in her rumpled shorts, showing off her fat legs, flip flops & tank top? Ladies & gentlemen, you already know that our co-hostess here doesn’t like profanity, but I want to paraphrase Soetoro’s words to drive home the appropriateness of his choice of language; with him being a pseudo President ‘n all, you know. Sure, people wanted him to be more forceful regarding the oil spill, as a matter of fact, you know, anything was better than nothing, but it was a shocker to hear the Chicago pseudo-professor wasn’t even capable of differentiating between being a statesman & a hoodlum lacking manners. I guess when you’re born in Kenya & know that the US has 57 states, it’s perfectly appropriate to say “kick azz.” www.youtube.com Larry Sinclair www.youtube.com Grandmother www.safeguardourconstitution.com Col. Lakin Please realize that this arrogant & pompous usurper is one heck of a criminal; born in 1961, long before office computers & laser printers. The high Court & the Army are insulting …"
Notice (in the middle of that birther frittata), her calling Michelle Obama a "monkey". Racist much?
But when you look at the tag cloud, you find (bold face mine):
"$104, 000, Barack Hussein Obama, BP Oil, Christa Chantal Allen, Col. Terry Lakin, Donald Young Murdered, Esq., Gay Porn, Get The Hell Out Of Palestine, Helen Thomas, impeachallcriminals, Impeachthecriminals, Justice Alito, Kenya, Larry Sinclair, Michelle Obama, Military, Philip Berg, Rahm Emanuel, Reggie love, Rev. Manning, Sex, Soldiers, Supreme Court, Treason, US Army, Veterans"
I think it may be safe to say that "BJ Smartazz" IS Christa Chantal Allen.
And thanks to "Mimi" at the Fogbow, I have some additional proof.
First, take a look at the twitter feed for "BJSmartAzz".
Then, take a look at the twitter feed for "ChantalDesigner", where she even posts:
"http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIW_SEIWmk4 My Response To Obama 2012 Campaign Launch Video
about 19 hours ago via web"
Which links to "NeuterUsurper"
It's the puppets!! And right at the start, they call her "Chantal"! And on the "ProVeterans2010" one?
"ProVeterans2010 (5 days ago)
YouTube bastards removed my video, claiming 'hate speech..' I showed clips of the fat "justice" clarence thomas & his nasty comments regarding Col Dr. Lakin: "we're evading the issue"
That piece of lard is going to get his before long!"
Look familar?? The funny thing is her twitter and all her YouTube accounts have comments back and forth with each other. Yes, she's talking to herself.
This 28 October 2009 article included some (now deleted) videos and interesting commentary on Christa Chantal Allen as well.
So, at this point I think we can conclude that Christa Chantal Allen is "BJ Smartazz", among other sockpuppets (and literal sockpuppets at that!) And that she's more than slightly insane (as in she makes Dr. Orly seem sane and rational). As such, I've added her to my "Cast of Characters" page
13 April - Oh, what a surprise, the Pest and eFail lies.
"Hawaii statute 338-16 states that in lieu of a certified copy of a record, a verification letter stating that an event took place can be obtained by “any applicant.” The Post & Email knows for a fact that a researcher has been trying for over two years to obtain a verification letter about Obama’s birth, and the Hawaii Department of Health has refused to produce it.
The funny thing is they link to 338-18. Which says:
"(a) To protect the integrity of vital statistics records, to ensure their proper use, and to ensure the efficient and proper administration of the vital statistics system, it shall be unlawful for any person to permit inspection of, or to disclose information contained in vital statistics records, or to copy or issue a copy of all or part of any such record, except as authorized by this part or by rules adopted by the department of health. (b) The department shall not permit inspection of public health statistics records, or issue a certified copy of any such record or part thereof, unless it is satisfied that the applicant has a direct and tangible interest in the record. The following persons shall be considered to have a direct and tangible interest in a public health statistics record:"
What it *doesn't* say is anything about a "a verification letter stating that an event took place can be obtained by “any applicant.". So the Pest and eFail is lying though their teeth.
338-16 is "Procedure concerning late and altered birth certificates", and and is here. Curiously, it says nothing of what the Pest and eFail is claiming either.
"Hawaii statute 338-13 reads:
(a) Subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18, the department of health shall, upon request, furnish to any applicant a certified copy of any certificate, or the contents of any certificate, or any part thereof.
(b) Copies of the contents of any certificate on file in the department, certified by the department shall be considered for all purposes the same as the original, subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18.
(c) Copies may be made by photography, dry copy reproduction, typing, computer printout or other process approved by the director of health. [L 1949, c 327, §17; RL 1955, §57-16; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §19; HRS §338-13; am L 1978, c 49, §1]"
Note that key phrase "Subject to the requirements of sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18" We've already shown the said requirements in 338-18, and that the Pest and eFail lied about those requirements.
"Moreover, the Hawaii Department of Health’s website states that a copy of a government record can be obtained as long as the person requesting it has a “direct and tangible interest” in the record and that “Certified copies of these records may be issued to authorized individuals and used for such diverse purposes as school entry, passports, Social Security participation, driver’s licenses, employment, sports participation, survivor’s benefits, proof of property rights, and other needs.”"
Yes, notice the terms "direct and tangible interest” and "authorized individuals". A pack of raving conspiracy nutters doesn't count as either.
13 April - Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) thinks that Trump isn'r really serious about the birther blather OR being president.
"House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) dismissed Donald Trump as a potential Republican presidential candidate on Wednesday, saying he would not support him in 2012: "No, I don't think he is really serious when we see a campaign launch on the birther issue."
Speaking on CNN, Cantor was asked if he gets nervous that Trump is doing so well in the polls, in reference to a poll released on Tuesday that put Trump tied for the lead with Mike Huckabee among potential GOP primary contenders. When asked whether "The Donald" is the GOP's best hope, Cantor replied: "No I don't think so.""
13 April - The Pest and eFail gives JB Williams another platform to vomit forth lies.
(Bold face mine)
"We all agree that the constitution requires one to be a natural born citizen of the United States to be president – “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President;” – But there is more than one definition of natural born citizen being proposed.
The Obot definition is simply citizen – native, natural, naturalized, hatchet, all being one in the same, using 14th Amendment naturalization arguments which are actually unrelated to the subject."
Nice strawman argument there - however, I know of no debunker who claims that "all citizens are the same". US law and US court rulings have been consistent in stating that a "Natural Born" citizen is one who is a citizen from birth, and US Law distinguishes between those who have citizenship from birth and those who were naturalized as an adult.
"The birther definition is one line borrowed from Vattel’s book on the Law of Nations – “The natives, or natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens.” – But this definition ignores everything else Vattel said on the matter."
And it's also based on a mistranslation of the original French too.
"The historians definition also comes from Vattel’s Law of Nations, but relies on the entire body of work; 1) As the society cannot exist and perpetuate itself otherwise than by the children of the citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers, and succeed to all their rights; 2) The country of the fathers is therefore that of the children; 3) in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country."
Funny how the "historians" ignore the part of de Vattel where he cites citizenship according to English common law as "born on the soil" or jus soli.
"According to the Obot definition, all American citizens are natural born citizens eligible for office, including 14th Amendment citizens, which means, Article II – Section I – Clause V of the constitution means nothing at all."
Incorrect. Though the 14th amendment did expand citizenship to all that were born here.
And where have we seen the term "14th Amendment citizens" before? Ah, right, with open racists and white supremacists.
"Obama is happy with both of these definitions. The Obot definition of “citizen” sets the bar so low that Obama is confident he can meet that test, as could any anchor baby or 14th Amendment citizen."
"Once birthers help Obots establish that native and natural born are the same thing, Obama will likely find his missing birth certificate, even if the ink is not yet dry.
His opposition will claim that the runny ink on the wrong paper proves it is a forgery, but Obama’s defense team, known as the U.S. Justice Department, will argue that it is authentic. "
And welcome to today's example of "moving the goalposts!"
13 April - And Arizona's undead birther bill passes their Senate.
"The Arizona Senate has approved a revised bill requiring presidential candidates to prove they are U.S. citizens eligible to run for the office.
The bill approved Wednesday gives candidates additional ways to prove they meet the constitutional requirements to be president.
It was prompted by the ongoing claim by some that there is no proof President Barack Obama was born in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president."
So if the Arizona house passes it, it goes to the governor. If the governor signs it, it goes to the courts to be struck down as a violation of the Full Faith and Credit clause, assuming they loaded it up with de Vattelist or "long form" nonsense.
"Smith is also the artist behind “Orly Taitz and Her Exhibits,” a tasteful nude that depicts Birther crusader Orly Taitz, topless, holding a pair of Kenyan birth certificates. In a bizarre accompanying document (which also covers the urinating and defecating habits of pigs), Smith admits the painting “may be a little comical,” but insists that “no aspect of this proud painting can be construed as grotesque or defaming, slanderous or libelous.”
It’s truly difficult to tell if Smith is trying to satirize Taitz, whom he accused of suborning perjury a few years back, because the rest of his writing is so earnestly loopy.
The painting sold Tuesday for $350, to an eBay user who really ought to consider a quick turnaround to Donald Trump. “Orly Taitz and Her Exhibits” would make a great backdrop for his Celebrity Apprentice boardroom."
13 April - Wonkette joins in the fun.
"In an effort to keep yourself from vomiting, you should probably close your eyes as you read this post. Birther Lucas Smith, who was last seen in an affidavit claiming Orly Taitz asked him to perjure himself and also recounting another birther guy’s claims about the narrowness and viscosity of her womanly passages when she was having an extramarital affair with him, has painted and sold a nude portrait entitled “Orly Taitz and her Exhibits,” a seminal work for one lucky eBayer’s seminal fluid. Oh, are you still not vomiting? Let us repeat a sentence from that affidavit: “Orly’s better in bed than 99% of the much younger girls I’ve ever met: you name it, hotter, hornier, wetter, tighter, more of a nympho than I’ve ever met.” There you are."
They do make a mistake though in thinking the Penthouse Letters scene in Kenya was with Dr. Orly herself.....eww......