In today's dispatches, the founder of "Tea Party Nation" shows that the nation he's talking about is the Glorious People's Republic of Birtherstan, under the loving rule of Supreme Leader Orly Taitz. Some of the birthers think the "Summit" idea is just too tame.
JB Williams, Sher Zieve, and Paul Vallely all plead for someone, anyone to lead a coup soon please, thank you, while Lawrence Sellin continues to preach revolution and insurgency from his patriotic home in Finland. World Nut Daily comes up with a new article from Douglas Vogt, which, while lacking in pyramid power, does have a mystery spot about it's last page.
Neil Turner comes up with a flyer demanding prison for Obama for daring to show an actual long form birth certificate, while the Pest and eFail continues their whiney letter tradition. Finally Ed Brayton throws in a few cents about Dr. Orly, while Padawan Pauly wants a judge to authorize "We The People" to arrest Obama and anyone else the birthers don't like, and Dean Haskin$ want$ a$$i$tan¢e from hi$ fellow patrioti¢ birther$tani ma$$e$.
8 July - And Judson Philips of Tea Party Nation goes full metal birther.
"What are the chances of this happening? Who knows? The bigger question is, given the potential reward of undoing everything Obama has done, why any conservative dismisses the eligibility issues, as “birtherism” is simply beyond belief.
If Orly Taitz wins, she will deserve a place among the great lawyers of this country, who fought incredible odds to win justice. The left wing American Bar Association will never give her an award for this. But I’m willing to bet she’s not saving any space on her wall for an ABA award either."
9 July - At least one birther thinks the "Birther Summit" idea is just too tame.
Forget the summit in March. There has to be a march on the capitol with pitchforks and torches. This has to happen now. A spokesperson or, God-willing, a leader needs to announce the date. Early fall is a good time. I'm not interested in a summit. We need an old fashioned march. I'm not interested in whether the media covers the march or not. When we arrest Soetoro, congress, and a few talking heads from the existing media, the citizens will know. Now, lets cut out all this bullshit and get it on.
July 9, 2011 8:06 PM"
10 July - Oh look. Another JB Williams rant.
"Only those willing to fight for freedom deserve freedom! There is no more time for pretenders and patriot profiteers only concerned with gaining a seat at the table of corruption and destruction. The time for a real tea party has arrived and I’m not talking about the next café latte rally full of empty feel-good campaign slogans aimed at benefiting the Republican Party instead of the Constitutional Republic.
Good government can only come from decent people. The indecent people must go! Only the decent people can get rid of them!"
12 July - Failed scientologist and writer Sher Zieve uses the Pest and eFail to spew off another overblown paranoid rant.
"Another of the atrocities Dictator-in-Chief Obama has ordered includes electrical meters permitting American citizens only the federal government’s idea of “allowable energy” (aka “smart meters”) and the first have now been installed in Marxist-California. If the ObamaGov doesn’t like the amount of energy you’re using–or you specifically–it can and will stop your energy flow. Can “retrainment/reeducation camps” now be far off?"
Actually a "Smart Meter" (Which were rolled out in California in 2006 and Texas in 2008, while both states had Republican governors and a Republican was in the White House), are used to track peak hour consumption AND allow users to have more accurate billing and better tools to monitor energy use. But why allow "facts" or "reality" to get in the way of a good paranoid froth at the mouth rant??
"With the exception of what we hope is a newly invigorated House of Representatives, we have no representation–whatsoever–from our elected officials. The time for We-the-People to take back our government–by whatever means necessary–is fast approaching."
I see someone else wants their little coup.
11 July - Oh look, World Nut Daily continues to tout Pyramid Power expert and copier salesman Douglas Vogt.
"In an allegation that pushes the dispute over Barack Obama's presidential eligibility to a new level, an affidavit prepared to accompany a criminal complaint over the "Certificate of Live Birth" released April 27 suggests there was a plan to mislead the American public, and it went as high as the Oval Office.
"What I believe you are looking at is a classic example of an attempt at plausible deniability," wrote Doug Vogt, who has filed a criminal complaint that charges Obama's birth record is forged."
Actually what I'm looking at is a classic example of a crank pseudo "scientist" making stuff up to fit their current theory du jour.
"Vogt, who describes himself as an expert in documents, typesetting, imaging, scanners and document imaging programs and has owned Archive Index Systems since 1993"
He can describe himself to be Mary Queen of Scots if he wants, but that doesn't make it accurate either.
"He notes that the PDF image that was uploaded from the White House, which reportedly was scanned from a hard copy, reveals it was created April 27 on a Mac computer."
Oh, so after months that you blathered on and on and on about Adobe products, you FINALLY noticed the PDF was created by the built-in PDF creation system in Mac OS X 10.6, and NOT an Adobe product??
"Corsi said it's mostly likely that "there is no long-form birth certificate in the Hawaii DOH vault, or if there is one, it is a mere print-out of the PDF file."
"Very likely the PDF file is the 'best evidence' of the document, especially if all the paper documents of the Obama long-form birth certificate derive from that electronic file," Corsi said.
"Soon the American public will have compelling expert testimony that the Obama birth certificate was electronically manufactured and electronically modified – using as templates various authentic birth certificates, including the Nordyke twins' birth certificates," he said. "This crude forgery will not survive genuine forensic expert examination – but the White House will continue lying – and showing the one copy with the 'seal' only to a trusted press photographer that the White House knew would not ask any critical questions."
O RLY?? So far none of your "experts" have turned out to be anything more than flakes, hacks, conspiracy cranks, and sore losers. None of them are "experts" in the sense that a court would accept their claims as valid.
Oh, and Vogt's "Affidavit" is interesting
(World Nut Daily PDF here)
(Scribd link to a copy here)
Knowing how World Nut Daily likes to edit their past stories and documents, I posted a copy of the original "affidavit" on Scribd. Why?
Well, the document is dated 4 July 2011. Properties of said PDF shows it was created via Microsoft Word's PDF creator (PScript5.dll Version 5.2.2) on 5 July 2011.
The problem is that all but one page is normal, with searchable recognized text. However, the final page (page 6) is done in image mode rather than tex, and bears a Notary stamp and signature of one Hong Li, a Customer Service Manager, showing it was signed and notarized on 10 May 2011.
Which gives a very strong appearance that the last page of this document was taken from an earlier notarized document, which was added to the other five, newer pages. Or that Douglas Vogt went back and changed the document AFTER having it notarized.
One could make a very strong case for fraud and forgery committed by Douglas Vogt.....
Oh, and in comments:
"Betty Phillips · Memorial High School
This Mullatto needs to be made to show his BC and then make all who have covered this up be gone. How many of you out there would pay millions to keep your honest birth certif. hidden? That alone tells you that this man is an imposter. Every American should demand the truth and not give up until we know that Obama is a fake and a lousy one at that. The Obama administration needs to be gone, I can not think of a one in there that is honest and should be there. Impeach this black radical fake..... Betty"
12 July - Paul Vallely takes a break from making up mythical CIA agents to pimping revolution.
(Bold face from original)
"This is a National Call to Action that begins now"
"You are watching while Washington burns and self-destructs before our very eyes but now you are starting to awaken. Glory be! The majority of the country and its citizens are seeing the light of our inept and incompetent leadership In Washington! The battle is on and we shall not retreat."
Add some Revolutionary War images and this would sound like a Lawrence Sellin rant.
"The Patriotic Revolution that I forecasted well over a year ago is happening now."
It is?? All I've seen so far is a small group of whiny blowhards, sore losers, conspiracy cranks, and racists.
"Being a representative republic, not a democracy, and “rising up” means other than revolution by use of arms. "
Good save there, but the problem is most of your audience WANTS to use their weapons.
"We, the People” cannot solely depend on the results of the elections. It is now that many of these public servants (and you know who they are) must put the people and country interests above self-interest by resigning and stepping down immediately. A civil uprising is still not out of the question as “pain” grips the country more each day. "
Well, so much for that save.
"I pray for another George Washington to appear within the year and lead us."
Actually, I think Vallely is thinking of another Revolutionary War general to lead them.
12 July - Lawrence Sellin seems to be amping it up a notch, with a piece called "Obama’s ineligibility: Prepare to defend America – a political insurgency"
"America is now facing its greatest crisis since the Civil War."
Says the crowd trying to gin up support for another Civil War.
"The Obama Administration, Democrats in Congress and the left-wing media are in the process of shredding the Constitution and undermining the rule of law in order to transform America into a Third World one-party state, where the only organization that works well is the secret police."
Paranoid and overblown much??
"We have a gangster government."
"Gangster" eh?? Funny how many of the birthers seem....prone....to using certain stereotypes about African-Americans.....
"Obama must not be permitted to enter another election cycle without his ineligibility and his alleged felonies being properly addressed."
Translation - "Wahh! That uppity darkie can't be allowed to win a second term pretending to be President!!"
"It is now the responsibility of ordinary American citizens to act, if we want to preserve the Constitution, upon which our liberties depend."
O RLY?? And just *how* are you suggesting they "act"??
"A nationwide political insurgency must be launched to counter the corruption in the political establishment.
Liberal strongholds like major US cities should be, for now, ceded to the opposition."
*Raises eyebrow* Wow, this looks like.....what's the word......oh yeah, right.
"We should concentrate on gaining political control of areas containing the water supply, food production, power generation, transportation hubs and those areas close to military bases.
If law enforcement is not available and there is a need to defend homes and families, extra food and water should be stockpiled as well as the weapons and ammunition that the law will permit."
Doesn't seem like you're overly interested in what the law will permit anymore.
"A national communications and information system free from the control of the main stream media must be established."
So basically a ministry of propaganda to help support your coup attempt??
"Regional political command and control centers will provide small expert teams to inform and train dispersed political units, which will have the capability of operating independently. Already-existing religious networks could provide a starting point."
Why am I suspecting most of this article would be a more accurate reflection of what Sellin is calling for if you left out "political" or substitutied "militia" instead?
"We have not yet begun to fight."
There's enough dog-whistles here to annoy all the contestants of the Westminster Dog Show. And as for the comments:
"...They are using the budget battle to cover more covert laws.
Pass the word. Time is running short.
Posted by PJPony on 07/12 at 01:50 PM"
12 July - Seditionist Neal Turner comes up with a flyer demanding Obama be arrested for the crime of showing his long form birth certificate.
"On April 27, 2011, the person commonly known as (but without any proof thereof) Barack Hussein Obama (aka Barry Soetoro), did, with malice and aforethought, publicly display on the official White House website, a blatantly forged document that he claimed to be a copy of his Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth – in order to obtain and maintain his continued employment within our Federal Government.
One of the crimes (among others) enabled by that forgery is Mispersonization of Identity – a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. And that same punishment would apply to all those who have aided and abetted in the commission of just this crime alone"
You mean like the State of Hawaii who issued said birth certificate?? Just like they were an actual governmental agency authorized to issue such things?? Oh, wait......
"If no response is received in due course, this documentation will also be served on every Federal (Criminal) Judge (and when no response is forthcoming), every U.S. Attorney (and when no response is forthcoming), selected General/Flag Officers of the Military."
"Wahhh! I want my military coup!! Wahhhh!!!"
"It is by now quite obvious to all that the media and our leaders in government have no intention of addressing this treason2 of the altering of our Constitutional form of government by deception, dissembling, fraud, and deceit, nor the ‘high’ crime of offering a blatantly forged Certificate of Live Birth in order to maintain his (Obama’s) ‘government employment’.
It is also quite obvious that there are ~ 300 million of us, and only 535 +/- of them, and the only thing that ‘them’ is concerned with is keeping their job/staying in office."
Here's a clue. There aren't 300 million birthers. Next?
13 July - The Pest and eFail comes up with Yet Another Whiney Letter
"This is coming from a Congress (again, collectively AND individually) who repeatedly over the past years have tried to alter, overturn and change the original Article II, Section 1, intent of the Framers of the Constitution. Some of these attempts were through legislation and some through legitimate attempts at amendments, but all were to no avail. Therefore, Congress decided in their infinite wisdom to just IGNORE the Constitution AND their individual oaths of office, and hiding behind a phony, baloney April 3, 2009 memorandum from the Congressional Research Service’s Jack Maskell which misrepresented the facts and merged native born, natural born and just passing through, to permit Congress to turn a blind eye to Obama’s lack of eligibility. Thus, in my mind, Congress has been illegally in session ever since!"
Thus, in my mind, you're a freaking idiot. But what else is new??
13 July - Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars comments on Judson Phillips' Tea Party Birtherstani Nation.
"...therein lies the entire raison d'etre of the birther movement. They cannot stand that Obama is president so they want to make it all magically go away. It's like their squeezing their eyes closed really tight and repeating "There's no place like home" over and over again, just wishing like hell that it was all a bad dream.
Which is pretty much what the birtthers actually HAVE been doing since November of 2008.
"If Orly Taitz wins, she will deserve a place among the great lawyers of this country, who fought incredible odds to win justice.
The day that Orly Taitz is considered one of the great lawyers of this country is the day that Sirhan Sirhan wins the Congressional Medal of Honor."
13 July - Padawan Pauly comes up with a new word salad.
"Obama is clearly not a lawful sovereign representative of the sovereign People since he is not a “natural born Citizen.” He is by definition a NATURALIZED or government-created citizen, and not one who is created via natural birth inheritance from a citizen father. Therefore, he cannot make Bills from Congress into laws with his signature. He cannot give his consent to the Bills from Congress on behalf of those of us who are born to citizen fathers. Obama does not represent all of the People because he cannot legally represent those born to citizen fathers who are a special non-privileged political class."
Once again, Padawan Pauly shows his belief in the triumphant Mighty Citizenship Power of sperm over the weak, pitiful non-citizen ova.
"By definition, other humans besides your parents can bestow only artificial sovereign political authority upon another human being. It is only your parents who can create you to be endowed naturally with natural political rights, and Article II requires one to be endowed with natural sovereign political authority, not artificial sovereign political authority. As a result, no lawful consent of the People has been obtained by Congress for any Bills passed by the Congress or signed by Obama. Thus, any demand for taxes to pay for laws, where no consent has been obtained for those laws, constitutes taxation without representation and is involuntary servitude or slavery identical to the conditions in the Colonies prior to 1776."
Isn't it funny how Padawan Pauly can claim that citizenship is only transmitted though the father AND also claim the two citizen theory as well?
"This brings us to the Tea Parties. The entire point supposedly of the so-called “tea parties” is that they are fed up with the taxes and debt and corruption in government. The tea party members must be willing to raise the issue that Obama is not a lawful representative of the People and that as a result, Congress is no longer able to obtain the consent of the People to create any laws; therefore, any taxes to pay for these invalid laws represent taxation without representation, forcing the People to refuse to pay their taxes in order to secure their political rights. This is not a tax protest but rather an unlawful legal condition created by government which forces the people to take matters into their own hands or else they will lose their political rights that the government has unlawfully stripped by its own actions."
Somehow I suspect the IRS might disagree with your little legal theory there.
"The remedy is obvious: first, a temporary restraining order to stop the enforcement of the IRS tax code and collections while the matter is adjudicated and Obama is removed from Office and replaced with a lawful representative “natural born Citizen.”
And after the judge AND the IRS stopped laughing at you....
"If the government will not voluntarily remove Obama, then a Judge must appoint a Special Prosecutor from We the People with the power to issue arrest warrants for trial and grant the authority to arrest Obama and anyone who aids and abets his maintenance in office."
Hey! Maybe you can get Manning to appoint just such a "Special Prosecutor" at his next fake trial!! And then you can see just how seriously law enforcement and the Secret Service take such "warrants" and "arrest authority"! They might even give you a Very Special Tour of the facilities they use to detain suspects!!!
13 July - Dean Haskins continues to pimp his birther summit
"For nearly three years now, countless letters and emails detailing the verifiable facts surrounding Barack Obama's ineligibility to be president have been sent to our elected officials in Washington, and it became apparent some time ago, that the exercise has resulted in only two things: a chance for us to vent, and a way to expose to the citizens of this country that the career politicians in our nation's capitol do not care about, or even listen to, anything we have to say."
That's what happens when you spam people with a pack of easily disproven lies. After a while, they stop caring about your claims.
"No, the issue is not whether or not he is eligible, the issue is how to remove him from office; and, frankly, letters will just not cut it."
And just what, pray tell, do you suggest??
"Please understand, I am not advocating that no more letters be written; I am suggesting that it doesn't really matter what the letters say, so spending hours crafting new, or different, angles of perception and argument is obviously counterproductive. Write a letter and recycle it often, or copy and paste from the myriad letters that have already been shared online. They won't be read, but can serve as reminders that we're still out here."
I suspect Haskins is having a hissy fit over the fact his letters were ignored.
"Various theories exist as to why nothing is being done about this constitutional calamity"
The leading theory supported by the Reality-Based community is that nothing is being done because there IS NO "CONSTITUTIONAL CALAMITY!!"
"Having not been heard individually, we must now be heard collectively in a meaningful way, and in Washington, that means actually being seen. Assembled massive crowds translate, visually, into both money and votes (or, the lack thereof) in the politician's mind."
That would involve having crowds larger than two or three digits.
"It is incumbent upon every American patriot to unify into a single, unconquerable cry: "He MUST be removed from office!"
"Wahhh! Why haven't you gotten rid of the scary black man????"
"There is enough evidence of felony fraud simply to have Barack Obama charged and arrested, and his presidency declared null and void due to his ineligibility to hold the office in the first place. Those miscreant Washington politicians allowed this crisis to happen; all 535 members can now help us resolve the calamity, or be held accountable, both politically and criminally. And, there is only one way for them to hear that message, and that is for us to take it to them—in person. This is not something any of us is particularly looking forward to; but, it is a job we must do."
"With a sufficiently large crowd, there will be no way for the members of Congress to ignore the political and legal ramifications of a message that declares, "You either help us out of this mess, or be held liable."
Wouldn't that involve having a "sufficiently large crowd", rather than the "pathetically small clump" of most birther events??
"The future of our country depends on the multitudes of American citizens, who are fed up with this idiotic attack on our Constitution, rallying around one goal and one message to Congress: FIX IT! The days of our politely asking them to do so are now long gone."
"WAHHH! THE SCARY BLACK MAN IS STILL THERE, AND I DON'T LIKE IT!!!!!"
"A common concern we've heard has been, "But, it won't be until March. Don't you think it should be now?" Well, we do wish it could be now, but it can't be. There is far too much that must go into planning an event of this magnitude. "
Oh, I'm sure you can book that Holiday Inn Express closer to March....
"Your first step in joining the thunder is to visit the Birther Summit website and join the email list. That way you will be kept apprised of everything you'll need to know about the event. Also, visit the Birther Summit Marketing page to download promotional tools to share with your friends and associates. "
Translation - "Please give me your money"
"Also, please understand that the cost of this event will run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars to properly produce, so, every PayPal donation will help us while we work to procure major financial support."
Translation - "Please give me lots of your money".
"Our intention is not to continually ask you for money"
But you will anyway.
As I've said before, a (blank) and their (blank) are soon (blank).