In today's dispatches, the facts are never a birthers friend, but you think that some basic fact check about their own cases might be of benefit. The Pima County Sheriff's has a familar name as their guest. Leo Donofrio speaks, while the birthers continue to rave about Jerome Corsi's book o' lies.
The Pest and eFail is all moist over Dr. Orly's "subpoena". "One Pissed-Off Vietnam Vet" continues to be cranky, while the Pest and eFail actually publishes an article from "Jack the Marine" that doesn't tap dance around the issue or play coy flirty games, no, it actually calls for a military coup in just those exact words.
Donofrio and Pidegon need to break out the checkbook. And MissTickly breaks her silence to go off into conspiracyland and it's trained seals of both kinds.
11 May - The American Independent Party news has a rather interestingly fact-free article up by one Charles Fettinger of the Doo Doo Economics Blog.
"The first damning fact was his failure to disclose simple documents like birth certificates, school records and the like prior to the election."
He did, next?
"Next, his campaign and media allies manufactured an atmosphere of ridicule around all who questioned him"
Oh, it wasn't his campaign and media allies who made you people look like fools...
"Third, he was served in the Drake / Keyes v. Obama suit four times, but delayed response until he was sworn in"
There's a problem here. Drake/Barnett/Keyes v Obama was filed 20 January 2009, the day Obama was sworn in. In addition, it was filed AFTER he was sworn in. Fettinger is either confusing dates and cases, or making crap up.
"and then responded by assigning the U.S. Justice Department in an attempt to intimidate"
Funny, when you file a lawsuit against the President of the United States, the Justice Department tends to show up.
"The Obama administration had no counter precedent and could only rely on the fact that the suit was not answered prior to the inauguration."
Hard to answer a suit prior to the inauguration when it isn't filed until AFTER the inauguration.
"In fact, Obama lost this case by default and the only remaining option was to manufacture a precedent that fit the facts of the case to be used upon appeal."
Is he confusing this with Berg's claim that Obama didn't answer within 30 days and therefore he won via default, Dr. Orly's various default claims, or simple pig ignorance on how the law works?
24 May - Looks like Lucas Smith is a current guest of the Pima County (Arizona) Sheriff's Department.
It's unknown at this time what the previously convicted forger has done now.
24 May - Leo Donofrio speaks. It depends on if his followers want to listen.
"I have to get this off my chest. Many of my readers seem to be under the false impression that I am a Republican pundit conservative. I’m really sick of that. "
Actually I always thought you were a half-baked musician and poker player that just happened to have a law degree.
"...as an artist I once wrote a journal called Onelovestory where I claimed the drummer from my favorite rock and roll band was the Messiah and that I was the Paraclete (aka the Holy Ghost). That was a conceptual work of performance art."
"When a bunch of freakers thought they could form their own grand jury lynch mobs to prosecute anyone they liked, I was blamed. But it’s not my fault people didn’t read what I actually wrote."
Hey look Fantasy Tiddlywinks League, you just got thrown under the bus!!
" Seriously. Who do you think you are kidding? Surely, not the Paraclete. I got Holy Ghost power goin’ on here in mutant overload."
You've got SOMETHING going.....
"The SCOTUS doesn’t care about Obama’s eligibility issue so the precedent now appears to be that a natural born citizen is one born in the US to at least one citizen parent."
It's been that way in US law and the US Constitution for quite a while now.
"I hope that goalpost does not move further to accommodate Rubio or Jindal, neither of whom had even one citizen parent at the time of their birth."
Have to throw a bone to the remaining birthers??
"Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that, despite Obama’s wacky weird and freaky birth document scans (cause that’s all he’s really provided – see what happens if you try to present a scan for a passport), I have always believed he was born in Hawaii and still do. Ooops, there goes a bunch of readers again."
"As it stands right now… as long as Obama doesn’t try to change the Constitution by running for a third term… and he doesn’t try to give US sovereignty away to world Government, or take my favorite rock drummer’s thrown as da Messiah… I do not care about this issue anymore. I am moving on. "
Yeah, we'll see how long this one lasts. Like a persistent rash, I'm sure he'll be back.
24 May - The conspiracy site "PrisonPlanet" is piddling on the rug with excitement about swiftboat liar Jerome Corsi.
"Speaking today on the Alex Jones Show, investigative journalist Jerome R. Corsi dropped a huge bombshell. Dr. Corsi provided proof that he was alerted to an on-going plot to release a fake more than two months before President Obama released his purported long-form birth certificate."
Surrrreeee you did.
"Corsi supplied Infowars.com with time-stamped Microsoft Word documents [.ZIP] of five unpublished World Net Daily investigative drafts, written between February 23 and February 24, 2011, two months before Obama’s April 27 birth certificate press conference."
That's nice. Alex Jones does understand you can change the date and time on a computer, right?
"Corsi is preparing to release even more information to the press in the coming days and weeks. But to recap, World Net Daily has the proof that months before Obama rolled-out his supposed long-form birth certificate, WND.com knew that the birth certificate was indeed not there but would soon be planted. "
And isn't it *funny* that they supposedly had this information and didn't happen to mention it in passing or wrote an article about it, right??
Can we say "spin" and "damage control"??
"Below is the unedited fifth draft from February 24, 2011 unpublished World Net Daily story covering the intent to plant a forged birth certificate in the Hawaiian Health Department records or click here for a ZIP file of the original drafts. Directly below is a screenshot of the Microsoft Word timestamp confirming that it was written February 2011."
Looks like it's the properties window for Office 2011 for Macintosh. I have the 2008 version of office, but after changing the date and time and creating a document, what does the properties window say??
I made that today (25 May 2011)
So this "bombshell" is just the latest leaky water pistol for the birthers.
24 May - The Pest and eFail gets all damp and bothered over Dr. Orly's questionable "subpoena".
"Taitz told The Post & Email that the government’s response was due on May 5. Because it failed to issue a response, Taitz said she is proceeding with discovery in the case, which involves the gathering of evidence, including subpoenas."
First off, the response is due 30 or 60 days from the date proper service is done and the request is received.
Second off, you can't conduct discovery without a judge allowing discovery to take place.
And in comments:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:50 AM
Fight back! Boycott pineapple"
That's nice. However, one wonders why they want to boycott Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Brazil. Dole's about the only pineapple producer still in Hawaii other than smaller organic farms, but the bulk of their pineapple comes from Central and South America.
And it's Padawan Pauly!
"Jedi Pauly says:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM
I must agree regarding Orly and her ego. She does not have a clue about U.S. Law, or the Constitution, or can even read English."
And just how does this make her any different from any other birther?
"johnny says says:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 9:35 AM
i predict the supoena will not go anywhere without the signature of a judge."
Wow. Someone has passing knowledge of a clue.
25 May - On Lucas Smith's YouTube channel, his friend bsteadman1 posts about Smith's current residence.
"bsteadman1 (7 hours ago)
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It is with great sadness, on this Wednesday morning, May 26, that I report the following news regarding Lucas Daniel Smith.
Details are sketchy, but I will pass along to you what little information I have at present. Lucas was arrested and booked Friday, May 20 and is now incarcerated at the Pima County Jail in Tucson, AZ. ... I learned of his unfortunate situation early Monday morning, May 23. A small group of individuals, with the potential of being able to help Lucas, were soon informed and have been working behind the scenes these last few days to provide assistance. ... I have not had any contact with Lucas. ... Word of his incarceration has now started to circulate on the Internet."
Oh, I bet.
"bsteadman1 (7 hours ago)
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Lucas is facing two charges, the first one requiring a $10,000 'secured' bond, and the second one a $10,000'Cash Only' bond.... I have received an unconfirmed report that Lucas is being held, at least for partial reasons, as a 'fugitive from justice from another state', presumably, Iowa.
To view details, 'Google Search' for ["pima county sheriff" "inmate lookup"] Then, follow the link-trail given.
You can also do a 'Google Search' for ["pima county jail" "lucas daniel smith"] and look for the 'jailbase' link. Then, follow the link-trail given.
I will report on progress and additional details as soon as they become available."
Wonder what scam he did in Iowa now.
25 May - Oh look. "One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet" again.
"For those who are reading me for the first time, pay attention. What you’re going to be reading in the next two minutes is the truth"
And since it comes from "One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet", you can safely assume it's a lie.
"There’s a truth going around in 2011, but we’re not hearing it; just innuendo, half-truths, fleeting shadows of whispered facts having been replaced with in-your-face outright lies that are offered on a silver platter, as if the lie is the truth and anything that you read, hear, imagine, or deduce, other than the official lie, is a falsehood that you are made to be ashamed to utter out loud."
And who is passing around these lies, innuendo, and half-truths? The Pest and eFail, World Nut Daily, Dr. Kate, Dr. Orly, Jerome Corsi......
"...the last legal president America had was George W. Bush, and that the clown who currently occupies the Oval Office is nothing more than a two-bit con artist, an illegal immigrant, a non-citizen, a multiple felon who is being supported by traitors,"
Don't hold back, tell us what you think.
25 May - And "Jack the Marine" offers his spew at the Pest and eFail.
(Bold face mine)
"Is Barry Soetoro Guilty of Treason and Fraud Against America?"
Well, it's the Pest and eFail, so you can guess the answers are "guilty", "guilty as hell" and "get a rope".
"Calling all critically-thinking American Patriots! Our once-great Republic and bastion of freedom for the world is being forced over the edge of the precipice!"
Translation - "Wahh! A scary black man is STILL PRESIDENT!!!"
"So the time for writing letters, faxes and emails or calling our so-called representatives, signing and sending petitions, going to Town Hall meetings, filing endless eligibility or treason lawsuits in corrupt courts, or even voting in elections, the results of which are foregone conclusions due to voter fraud and electronic voting machine manipulation, is OVER!"
"This evil, totally corrupt government MUST be replaced with extreme prejudice if this nation is to survive at all."
"Extreme prejudice", eh??
"We know Barry Soetoro is Constitutionally ineligible. We know he is guilty of treason and fraud. We know all of the COLBS and the most recent so-called LFBC are ALL electronically manipulated forgeries. We know the usurper is using fraudulent Social Security numbers. We know he is guilty of committing a long list of felonies.
We know, we know, we know! The problem is, the coup is complete and the enemy is fully entrenched. It doesn’t matter if we have 100%, ROCK-solid, irrefutable PROOF; none of the lower courts, the DOJ, or the SCOTUS are going to hear it. No elected complicit criminal official is going to listen. The alphabet law enforcement agencies will not listen. The military will not listen. The media certainly will not listen. They have ALL been corrupted, coerced or threatened into submission."
So basically someone's upset that their fake grand juries and fake trials, questionable viewpoints on the law and debunked conspiracy theories, haven't worked to get President Obama out of office. And rather admit the obvious - namely that all the birthers have ever offered are steaming piles of crap that they keep insisting are hot fudge sundaes - he would rather blame "the conspiracy" for their failures.
"We can NOT vote out the corruption. Let me say that one more time for effect: We can NOT vote out the corruption. The traitors Scott Brown, Allen West and the 112th Congress are proof enough of that."
Ooooh, someone is cranky....
"Now for the million-dollar questions: How do We the People remove, arrest and convict Barry Soetoro? How do we arrest, convict and replace the entire treasonous, complicit government and media? How do we restore the Constitutional Rule of Law and the Republic?"
I'll play your silly game, how do you??
"I don’t know yet. What I do know is that these things must be done NOW!"
"Wahhh! The scary black man is STILL THERE!!!"
"That is the point of this editorial: to begin to focus the indomitable American spirit and intellect on what MUST be done now, figure it out, and get it done NOW, without violence and bloodshed while we still can."
Someone's been snacking on treasonberries.
"There are over 300 million Sovereigns in America vs. 535 corrupt officials in the District of Criminals"
Oh look, the term "Sovereign". Do I detect a "sovereign citizen" here??
"So therein I suggest lies the answer to restoring the Republic. Big numbers, huge numbers, galactic-sized numbers. We the People/Sheepdogs en masse with at least six zeros. Million(S) of serious, dedicated, fearless Patriots who will gain great strength and conviction from each other’s presence."
Kinda hard to do when all your various birther events have never gone far past one hundred - if indeed it ever GOT there in the first place.
"Now serious credit needs to be given to the tens of thousands of hard-working, dedicated, fearless Patriots who have worked non-stop for the last three years to expose the ineligibility of Barry Soetoro and corruption on all levels of government."
You mean the bare handful of birthers and their sockpuppets??
"Maybe now is the time to start looking at ways to arrest and convict Barry Soetoro and his criminal cabal who are outside the norm. Think outside the box and get very aggressive with it."
I'm sure the FBI and Secret Service would love to hear your suggestions.
"What is being suggested is that it may be time to simultaneously start looking at how to use our power (Big Numbers) to achieve the End Game, which is the removal, arrest and conviction of Barry Soetoro and all those complicit in treason and fraud against America."
Which might be a worry IF you ever had the "big numbers" to begin with.
"OBJECTIVE 1: Remove, arrest and convict Barry Soetoro and anyone else guilty of treason, fraud, or misprision of treason or fraud against America, and 2) Secure the Republic."
Oh? And just how do you plan to do that??
Oh, you have a list!
"1. Organize a committee of citizens to execute a Citizens’ Arrest of Barry Soetoro, backed up by thousands of Military, Law Enforcement, and Citizen Soldier personnel loyal to the US Constitution".
You have noticed you don't exactly have a lot of people on your side, right?? Or is this just your wet dream of a military and police coup that you came up with after your militia meeting??
"2. Organize a Military coup, backed up by thousands of Military, Law Enforcement, and Citizen Soldier personnel loyal to the US Constitution."
Yes, what a great way to show their loyalty to the US Constitution, by throwing an unconstitutional military coup!!
3. Create a formal list of criminal charges including evidence for Soetoro, Holder, Pelosi, Reid, etc., in order of severity: 1) Treason 2) Fraud 3) Forgery/Document Fraud 4) Various Felonies, etc., etc. Our many fine Patriot legal minds would be invaluable here: Mario Apuzzo, Leo Donofrio, Philip Berg, Dr. Orly Taitz, etc. Also Bob Schulz of the We the People Foundation and the Articles of Freedom.
Ah, I see. Since the REAL courts haven't worked, you want post-coup "citizens courts" to ignore the law. Got it.,
"4. We the People/Sheepdogs will need a LEADER who isn’t a politician. We will need a fearless, Constitutionally- committed LEADER! Possibly Ann Barnhardt; she is certainly fearless, intelligent and trustworthy. Or maybe Dr. Alan Keyes or both. Maybe LTC Lakin or one of our fine retired Military men. Possibly Sheriff Mack or Pastor Chuck Baldwin. I’m just throwing out ideas here; maybe all of the above or a “team of leaders” or a “network of leaders.” Jump in here anytime with anyone you feel has the moral fortitude and grit to lead this movement: Ann Barnhardt; Sheriff Mack; Pastor Chuck Baldwin."
A government by the wackadoodles, for the wackadoodles.
"5. We will need to network, utilizing all available communications technology to start and maintain the en masse movement and ongoing operations of We the People/Sheepdogs. Also, contingency plans should be put in place for alternative forms of communication, should Barry Soetoro decide to cut the Internet."
"6. We will need active-duty, veteran and retired Military and Law Enforcement personnel and Security professionals to step forward and help train the civilian We the People/Sheepdogs in confrontation avoidance and de-escalation techniques. They will also be charged with the general Security Operations of the movement."
They can be known by their proper name - "traitors"
"7. We will need to be prepared to implement possible coordinated national strikes, local and national sit-ins, and to lock down DC repeatedly for extended periods or possibly permanently. This will be tough, so maybe we could organize support/relief teams to protest in shifts. We will need to dig deep to find the resolve to pull off an Orange Revolution. So what? Do we want to be free men and women or slaves? Are our children depending on us for their future? Is Western civilization depending on us as the last bastion for individual liberty and freedom? Do we not need to secure America from the threat of islam? Do we not need to secure our northern and southern borders? These imperative operations and so much more can only be accomplished AFTER the Republic is secured. There will be many who say “I have to work,” or this or that. Fine, just get out of the way and we will carry your load. When the destroyers collapse the country your job won’t be there anyway."
Again, someone seems to think they actually have the numbers to carry this off. Based on the birther rallies I've seen, they might be able to block a metro station or two. Or at least a few turnstiles.
"8. One of the biggest hurdles will be to overcome conditioned apathy, soft tyranny and oppression, and to organize the solidarity and BIG numbers necessary to achieve the objective. "
That would mean actually getting those "big numbers" you keep talking about.
"There will be naysayers who will say this could never happen or is not feasible."
And then there's people like me who simply think you're freaking delusional.
And in comments
"One Pissed-off Vietnam Vet says:
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 2:50 PM
Seems to me that Obama, or whatever his real name is, is a Muslim spy who paid his way into Chicago politics and then ran for the Senate"
"But I digress. Sorry. Getting back to spies: we shoot spies, don’t we?"
And today's "visit from the Secret Service" goes to........
25 May - The Firm of Featherrat and Paraclete, Shysters at Law, may have to break out the check book.
(Scribd link here)
"The District Court is instructed toenter judgment against Pidgeon & Donofrio GP for this amount.
In light of Appellants’ minimal personal role in this appeal, damages are to be assessed against Appellants’ counsel, not Appellants themselves. Damages shall equal the sum of:[
1] Actual litigation expenses incurred by Appellee and
 Reasonable (not actual) attorneys’ fees.These damages shall be calculated based on the cost of ltiigating this appeal only, not the underlying bankruptcy and district court proceedings."
Hope Donofrio has his poker winnings handy....
25 May - Well, that didn't take long, MissTickly's back.
"Recently, I closed my blog out-of-the-blue and without a clear stated reason. However, I did have a compelling reason for my decision to close shop, and it fit the dramatic blog entry I left announcing that decision."
Oh do tell.
"I emailed Loretta Fuddy, Acting Director for the Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) earlier the same day I announced that I was closing my blog; and I felt (and still feel) that the content of that email led to the event which prompted me and my husband to have a conversation about the future of this blog and my ‘hobby.’
Let me guess, it was a "Honey, you need help. Professional help" discussion, right?
"Shortly after I sent this email, I received an email through my blog’s former ‘Contact Me’ feature from an individual completely unknown to me. The email was sent from an IP address that traced back to an organization in Atlanta, Georgia, called the “Center for Progressive Training.”"
Which seems to be a school to train medical assistants and the like.
"But, the name of this organization struck a chord with me for obvious reasons and in light of the email I received (not to mention the fact that I personally don’t see the connection between the organization’s name and the kind of curriculum the website indicates this ‘school’ offers)."
Translation - "It had the scary word "progressive" in it."
"[UPDATE: *Poof* 'The Center for Progressive Training' website has vanished within 12 hours of posting this.]"
"On the surface, the email I received was friendly enough – wishing me a happy belated birthday and mentioning my preschooler by first name. *PAUSE* Yes, my very sweet, very young child’s first name was staring back at me in an email from an unknown thug."
Why is my bullshit meter beeping??
"Understand that in the two years I’ve investigated the Obama birth certificate controversy, I have never received an email that I could say with certainty was meant to terrify me. I have had some emails that scared me because they referred to violence allegedly perpetrated against other people, but nothing I could say with complete confidence was intentionally threatening."
Whereas I've gotten letters from your fellow birthers that directly threatened me AND my family AND my job.
"However, whether or not a direct threat was made by this person doesn’t really matter – this particular email was from a terrorist. This email named a sweet, innocent, bubbly little kid by first name to scare the shit out of me. And it did. Threats or not, this sick person wanted me to fear for my child’s safety"
Or, alternately, you signed up for some seminar that mentioned your kids name, you forgot about it, got the email, went ARRRGHH!! CONSPIRACY!! SCREAM!! TERROR!!!"
"But there was more to this email….written between the lines."
Or, more likely, "made up out of whole cloth"
" I do believe the content of the email that I sent to Ms. Fuddy is directly responsible for the content in the email that came an hour or so later from the unknown terrorist. That was my gut reaction and that was my husband’s gut reaction."
It may have been YOUR gut reaction. I suspect your husband was wondering where he put the number for the local mental health clinic.
"I still intend to step away from blogging and this investigation, for the most part. "
Then why write this entry??
"In fact, as of now, I suspect that the copy of the long form birth certificate presented on April 27, 2011 is a legally certified copy of a vital record on file with the Hawaii Department of Health – no matter when, where, why or how it was created. As long as the long-form copy proves to be legally certified by the Hawaii Department of Health, it’s self-authenticating according to the rules of evidence. As far as I understand, duplicated pixels, layers and kerning issues cannot undo a legal certification of authenticity. The HDOH has the last say as to legal authenticity, even if the underlying record were to ever be challenged. And it appears possible that the HDOH Director has the discretion to put a late or delayed birth certificate on a ‘recreated’ 1961 birth certificate form in qualifying cases."
So basically you think it's a fake, but realize that the courts will accept it as real. Got it.
She then goes off on a long ramble about the difference between a *raised* seal and a *debossed* (or lowered) seal, leading to:
"Confirmation of Savannah Guthrie’s claim that she saw and felt a raised seal on President Obama’s alleged certified copy of his long form birth certificate, on April 27, 2011, will only confirm that the document photographed by Factcheck.org, in 2008, without a raised seal was not legally certified. And that confirmation would beg the question as to why he has a legally certified birth certificate from Hawaii now, when he did not present one to Factcheck.org in 2008.
Furthermore, a retraction from Ms. Guthrie on what she saw and felt would only indicate that President Obama has never presented an image of a legally certified copy of a birth certificate issued by the Hawaii Department of Health with the required raised seal.
In light of Factcheck.org’s error, I’ve written Ms. Guthrie and asked that she confirm whether she felt a raised/embossed seal or a lowered/debossed seal. I described for her what I have described for you, so that there is no mistake as to what I am asking her to recall."
I hope your husband has the number to your therapist on speed dial.
"She has not replied because neither answer benefits Barrack Obama. I repeat: NEITHER ANSWER BENEFITS BARRACK OBAMA."
No, I suspect she hasn't answered because you're a screaming loon.
"it should be noted that many of these images originated or passed through the hands of a particular individual whose ineffective forgery analysis never once included the fact that he was analyzing and comparing debossed or lowered seals. I am referring, of course, to 'Polarik' (aka 'Dr. Ron Pollard) – the self-professed computer/document forensics expert working the Obama birth certificate controversy since 'Day 1.' "
Wow. She found something too crazy for even Polarik.