An apology for the delay on this one - an eye checkup yesterday followed by flaky internet left me unable to do more than the Charles Dyer update yesterday.
Anyway, Gary Wilmott goes "thank you sir, may I have another" to John Gibson. A Tea Party rep thinks that jokes about killing the President is just fine and dandy by her. Ron Polland continues to require a padded room somewhere.
Lolli Lolli Lolli suggests that if the birthers want to know who their enemy is, they should look in a mirror. However, he then suggests they stick to the same old stuff that hasn't worked before. Charles Kerchner joins the "Wahh, where's my military coup" brigade.
Carl Swensson's "Pitchfork Rally" turns out to be more of a "Broken KFC Spork Rally". Moran continues to tout his going AWOL over his objections to Obama, except the Air Force seems to be under the impression he was on terminal leave since his discharge was approved ten days before he "went AWOL". The Southern Poverty Law Center notes, yet again, the die hard birthers and their racist ties.
Some in the right-wing are starting to see "birther" as an example "nutcake" and "loser" And Lawrence Sellin is still upset that the scary black man is still President.
9 August - Gary Wilmott still seems to have some ass left, since he calls John Gibson for a second helping of posterior chewing.
Apologizes for the "Birther Report" video, but as you can hear, Gary Wilmott is a slow learner…. (note, the last two minutes are simply a rehash of the World Nut Daily / Esquire lawsuit presser.)
He really, really didn't learn from last time, did he??
11 August - And in South Carolina…..
" The chairwoman of the Sumter Tea Party is taking some heat after posting a joke on Facebook about killing the president and first lady.
Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her public profile Thursday afternoon, according to a screen-capture taken by the Sumter Item's Nick McCormac. Smith removed the post after being asked about it.
In the joke, the Obamas' helicopter pilot says to his co-pilot, "I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy!" Smith also posted, "If you're one of [the] 256 million, pass it on," implying she herself would be happy to see the Obamas killed."
Charming what passes for political discourse anymore…..
11 August - Polland / Polarik is really going off the deep end of late....
15 August - William Lolli Lolli Lolli (get your nut jobs here) dares to suggest at the Pest and eFail that the birthers worst enemy may be…..the birthers.
"A historical review and evaluation of the Birther movement as an evolving political dynamic reveals a tentative conclusion that despite new revelations and potential sensational distractions, the movement is coalescing around the factuality of the criminal acts committed by Obama and those who continue to conspire to propel the Fraud on the American people."
That would involve, oh, I dunno, actually having FACTS he committed any criminal acts, rather than the usual paranoid and/or racist conspiracy rants.
It's a bit more accurate to say it's congealed around the whole de Vattelist fantasy though, considering how ruthless the de Vattelists are at culling the herd of non-believers.
"The years 2008, 2009 and 2010 were roller-coaster rides of heightened hopes and crashing disappointments."
Oh you, finally noticed after three years your "any day nows" and "we got him for sure this time" didn't pan out??
Expect 2011 to be more of the same.
"Over time, however, we have been able to piece together crucial truths about our federal, state, and local governments and the judiciary: how willfully ignorant they are of the Founders, how skilled they are at using the tactics of delay, obfuscation and lying, and how coordinated they are with an incentivized MSM to mock, ridicule, straw man, and blacklist any who challenge their authority."
Well, so much for not going into conspiracy land...
"But our opponents are not the only ones that harmed our movement and stifled our objectives. We ourselves have contributed to our own setbacks."
No, really?? What a surprise…..
"When we used racially-charged invectives like Long-Legged Mac Daddy, or monikers like Traitor, Usurper, Marxist, we did ourselves harm. When we latched on to a supposed Kenyan birth certificate without forensic validation, we kicked ourselves in the shin. When the attorneys pursuing their various lawsuits in different states and jurisdictions failed to achieve agreement and had mitigatory food-fights, we helped our opponents.
When we allowed the latest sensational stories of “secret Muslim missions to Pakistan” or “adventures of a teenaged Obama sent to do clandestine work for the CIA while scooping ice cream at a Honolulu Ben & Jerry’s” to sidetrack us off the path, we argued amongst ourselves over “the mystery years,” which in the end only divided us further and made us look like the fools we were."
And the fact that the majority of birthers are STILL DOING ALL OF THAT will continue to make you look like the fools you were, are, and continue to be.
"But then came April 27, 2011. In the most profound exhibition of arrogance the United States has ever witnessed from the White House, the putative Obama proclaimed his validity with a digitally-fabricated document, forcing the MSM and their acolytes to either put up or shut up—and shut up they did.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the Bill O’Reilly Fox News videotape shredder: a host of citizen forensic-experts, Dr. Jerome Corsi, the ever-vigilant WorldNetDaily, The Post & Email, the thorough investigative Social Security number work of Susan Daniels, and the continuing efforts of Orly in Taitz v Astrue continued to jam the wedges of thousands of tiny crowbars into the iron monolith of the Obama totalitarian regime."
Irony of ironies. He decries the past conspiracy theories, outrageous claims, and flat-out lies has having hurt the birther cause, and then goes on to promote the CURRENT conspiracy theorie, outrageous claim, and flat-out lie.
They don't learn from their past mistakes, do they??
"Enter now the Birther Summit scheduled for March of 2012, where it is the hope of Dean Haskins [and mine as well] that by March of 2012"
So birtherpoolza is their latest Great White Hope???
"The Birthers will prove by force of physical evidence that we are lovers of the Rule of Law..."
As shown by having people like Lawrence Sellin as members. You know, people that show their love for the Rule of Law by calling for the overthrow of the US Government??
"...lovers of the Constitution…"
Well, at least their rewritten version that bears little resemblance to the REAL US Constitution AND gets rid of that icky 14th Amendment…..
"…lovers of our fundamental freedoms, lovers of civility in discourse,…"
As witnessed by birtherpoozla founder Dean Haskins harassing and insulting people who disagree with him, their exclusion of Berg and Kreep, Gary Wilmott's calls to radio stations, James Manning's insults, Sam Sewell's attempts to harass debunkers at their workplaces, etc., etc., etc……
"...and are not a bunch of racist, name-calling kooks."
Well, Dean Haskins himself certainly qualifies as a "name-calling kook". And others on the membership at Birtherpoolza certainly have dabbled in racist name-calling. Hell, Haskins himself has certainly shown no problems at making bigoted comments about Muslims.
So much for that whole "not a bunch of racist, name-calling kooks" thing I guess.
"I hope we have all learned our lessons over the past three years."
"Now more than ever before, we must unite over the physical evidence and the Rule of Law."
No more calls for insurrection and military coups then?? I"ll believe that when I see it.
15 August - Over at Birther Report, Charles Kerchner does the "Wahh! Where's my military coup??? I WANT MY MILITARY COUP!!!" birther dance.
"Soldiers in the ranks should not have to be demanding our leaders and Congress take action to investigate Obama. This should not be forced to be a bottom up action mode but should be a leadership lead initiative top down action mode to protect our country and the Constitution from a usurper. The Joint Chiefs of Staff of our military should be taking action. They took a solemn oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC. It is now obvious that we have a domestic enemy of the Constitution in the Oval Office. The Joint Chiefs should call on Congress and arrange for a private, secret meeting with the key leaders in Congress such as the Speaker of the House John Boehner and the Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee and other key members of Congress and tell them that what is going on in our country (with the criminal activities in the White House"
"Wahhh!! Why hasn't the military gotten rid of the scary black man?? Wahhhh!!"
"The Joint Chiefs of Staff should be telling Congress they MUST convene a congressional investigation to investigate the criminal charges of identity theft and others criminal charges being made against Obama. The Joint Chiefs should give Congress 7-10 days at most to call for a congressional investigation of Obama as a result of the private, secret meeting. And after that time period, if the Congress still does not act, then the Joint Chiefs of Staff should hold a public news conference and reveal to the general public and the American electorate that they have made a plea to Congress to act, and that Congress is still not acting, and make a new public demand on Congress to call for a congressional investigation of Obama and to ask for the support of the American people to stand with the Joint Chiefs of Staff to publicly demand that Congress launch a full investigation into the true legal identity of Obama and his criminal activities….."
What part of "The Constitution mandates civilian control of the military, not the other way around" does he not understand??
"Tell the Joint Chiefs to live up to their oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States from the domestic enemy usurping the Oval Office by calling for congressional investigations to expose Obama for the usurper, fraud, and criminal he is and get him relieved of command of the military and removed from office. "
"WAHHH!!! WHERE'S MY MILITARY COUP???? MOMMY!!!!!"
15 August - On 21 January 2010 I wrote an article about Charles Dyer aka "July4Patriot", an former Marine, "Oathkeeper", militia member, tea party member, and birther. Known for his half-skull mask and his old USMC dress blues, Dyer was in jail awaiting charges of possession of a grenade launcher and the alleged rape of a 7-year old family member.
He was acquitted on the weapons charges, and on 28 April 2011 a mistrial was declared in the sexual assault charges. He was released on bond at that time.
Well, he missed a court date, and is now the object of a $500,000 bond payment and nationwide manhunt. His house burned to the ground last Friday and his family doesn't know where he is.
"An ex-marine and Oklahoma militia man sparks a nationwide manhunt. Law enforcement leaders say they're afraid he is heavily armed and will do something drastic.
Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney says Charles Dyer didn't show up for court Monday morning on charges he raped a 7-year-old family member.
But Dyer's family says he is a constitutional patriot that's been hounded by the government and is now left with few options."
I have posted the PDF of the email he left his attorney here. Email addresses have been redacted. In it, he expresses his belief he was being framed for the arson of his house and that Law Enforcement was pushing him "to take violent action".
"I have been pushed to the limits multiple times by law enforcement and the judicial system in an attempt to cause me to take violent action against them. If I do, I know I will be the monster they depict me as."
"Our judicial system is nothing more than a system of liars and crooks working under the color of the law, where the rick go free and the poor are made to suffer injustice. Something MUST be done to expose it."
(Snip) And he ends with: (Bold face mine)
"To my parents, I am sorry I have disappointed you with my actions, I will continue to do all that I can to save the farm. If you do not hear from me within 90 days, then I am dead and I have failed you. I only pray that you will forgive me one day. I love you both with all of my heart. To my sister, I thank you for making me feel like the most loved little brother on the planet. I already miss all of you."
I think I can see why Law Enforcement is really freaking worried about this guy being on the loose.
16 August - "Loren" is kind enough to provide pictures of Carl Swensson's "Pitchfork Rally" yesterday at the Georgia State Capitol.
There's what, ten people there?? Which still beats Dr. Kate by six……
16 August - The Omaha World Herald reports on Moran.
"Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran, stationed at a U.S. Air Force base in Germany, stopped reporting for work Thursday. Since then, he's appeared on fringe websites and radio programs affiliated with the birthers, saying Obama "must be removed" and calling for a citizen's arrest of the commander-in-chief.
"I regard Barack Obama as an enemy," Moran said on an Internet radio program. "And that's why I didn't go to work."
And no, the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree.
"Howard Moran, who lives with his wife in Omaha, defended his son's words and actions in an interview with The World-Herald on Monday.
"I think he thinks he's right, and so I'm behind him," Howard Moran said. "I am concerned they are going to put him in jail, though."
That's usually what happens, yes.
"Moran's case appears more complicated — in interviews, he's made several references to being in the process of a discharge because of his opposition to the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal that will allow openly gay men and women to serve in the military. He also refers to an incident in which he was removed from his normal duties at Ramstein Air Base in Germany after an argument about Islam with co-workers.
Howard Moran said Monday that his son has been waiting to be discharged for months but decided he couldn't serve under Obama any longer.
Staff Sgt. Moran appears to expect jail time.
"Now it's plain and simple," he tweeted Monday. "Arrest B. Obama or arrest me. I'm waiting in my house."
Or, just continue the discharge since you're obviously mentally ill.
"When Moran toyed with the idea of going AWOL, his father, a Vietnam veteran, tried to talk him out of it, reminding him of the oath he'd taken when he enlisted in late 2001.
But Howard Moran now says he's come around to his son's way of thinking. He's done his own Internet research and now agrees that Barack Obama isn't legally president and therefore his son shouldn't have to serve him in the military.
"Quite frankly, my son is right," Howard Moran said."
So you're both oathbreakers then…..
"But now, maybe Daryn Moran has found his calling, his father said Monday. Maybe his calling is to educate others about Barack Obama's allegedly forged birth certificate and allegedly illegitimate presidency.
"A purpose in life is the greatest thing you can ever have," Howard Moran said. "Maybe this is his."
And some people's purpose in life is to serve as a warning lesson to others.
16 August - Moran disrespects his uniform and branch of service by appearing in this You Tube video. (Apologizes for it being a "birther report" video)
16 August - The Southern Poverty Law Center comments on the birther "die-hards" we're still seeing. And Dr. Orly makes the list.
"Orly Taitz, often described as “Queen of the Birthers,” found herself in a yelling match with host Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC. Taitz demanded that the camera zoom in on what she claimed was a copy of Obama’s draft records — new proof, she insisted, of a fraudulent presidency — but was quickly silenced by O’Donnell, who was clearly infuriated by her shifting attack."
But she's in good company there.
"The Council of Conservative Citizens, a white nationalist group that has described black people as a “retrograde species of humanity,” accused the White House of doctoring Obama’s birth certificate, claiming to have uncovered computer coding that suggests it had been digitally altered. Similarly, over at the far-right WorldNetDaily website, Joseph Farah — who has sponsored billboards with the text “Where’s the birth certificate?” — declared: “It would be a big mistake for everyone to jump to a conclusion now based on the release of this document, which raises as many questions as it answers.”
And Corsi's white-nationalist connections get noted as well.
"The same day, James Edwards, racist host of the “pro-white” radio program “The Political Cesspool,” congratulated himself for helping Corsi research his screed — a fact that Corsi acknowledged on page 270 of his book. The radio show has hosted an array of Klan and neo-Nazi leaders."
16 August - Michelle Goldberg wrote a very good article at the Daily Beast about the rise of Dominionists like Michelle Bachmann and Rick Perry, and how they represent a very destructive theological risk to this country.
The funny thing came when Joe Carter, at the conservative / religion blog "First Thoughts", dismissed the concerns that Goldberg and others have about the Dominionist movement.....by comparing them to birthers.
"This dominionism nonsense is about the stupidiest trend to come along since Birtherism. I could waste a lot of time pointing dissecting the ignorance but instead I’ll refer you back to Pierce’s post. Besides, Goldberg is the equivalent of Jerome “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” Corsi. She doesn’t really care about the truth, she just wants to frighten some gullible liberals and sell more copies of her book."
It says something about the birthers and Corsi that even the right see them as conspiracy-minded nutters.
16 August - Added Lawrence Sellin and Daryn Moran to my "Cast of Characters" list, updated Dean Haskins and Terry Lakin's entries.
16 August - Moran seems to be the latest poster child for birtherstan, rating a second Pest and eFail article in as many days. And if you got the feeling from his past writings that he was a bit unstable, this isn't going to change your mind in the slightest…..
(Bold face mine)
"SSgt Moran’s complete, unedited response, received at 8:02 a.m. EDT, is as follows:
This is an extremely important email. I ask that you not treat this email as other ordinary emails. It must be read and reread, thoroughly comprehended by everyone. "
And it gets promptly posted at the Pest and eFail.
"So the first emphasis which I do not want missed is that these events are not all about me, or even the one I’ve identified in this fight, B. Obama. It’s about every American whether they pity myself or support the President. This is critical to think about."
"In length, I’ve identified why I will not follow orders in the military anymore. Should B. Obama provide an original birth certificate from Hawaii that professionals prove valid, it would be nice to know he was born in our country, instead of still having no rational reason to believe he was. "
Professionals HAVE proven the COLB and the LFBC as valid. You know, the State of Hawaii Department of Health?? Can't get much more professional than the ones who keep the records in the first place.
"He cannot change the fact that his dad was never an American citizen, and I won’t be addressing the natural born citizen clause at this moment, except to say, of course, I believe as an American, that the founders meant two citizen parents and that our history of court rulings etc fully validate this."
Except, you know, the minor details that there ARE no court rulings that validate this.
"…I will not be convinced by the delusions and magic acts of confusion and would proceed to the next basic principle that his dad was not ever an American and he is still ineligible."
So in other words "Wahhh! I don't like the scary black man!! Wahhh, I don't care what the facts are, I want him gone!! Wahhhh!"
"My personal primary concern is to be as solid as a rock in my battle against his known lying and forgery, for this I will die."
There's a warning flag right there.
"Saddam Hussein ended up dying by hanging for his crimes. There may be some Americans who wish an execution or death to B. Obama whether due to their motivations by their perceived justice or by mere hatred. It doesn’t matter. "
Second warning flag.
"I hope you will emphasize to your readers and the American public that I, Daryn J. Moran, at this time, am not concerned about as yet unapproachable thoughts relating to what could become or happen to B. Obama. Why? Because we have not crossed this first bridge for one"
Yeah, but you're sounding like you're in the lane for that bridge and coming up fast.
"If B. Obama will reach out to me, help me, talk to me, be honest with me, seek the Lord with me, hear other Americans with me, correct his lies, and allow the blessings of God on himself and this country, I would be happy."
You think quite a bit of yourself, don't you??
Pride goeth before a fall.
"Further, I would not be the one sitting in a court judging him. However, I can render, as an American, who has taken sides against him, my current thoughts. One possibility was expulsion from the country. This is extreme. One possibility was merely removal from his usurped position and let him live his life. This is quite mild. To my thinking, the correct result is something in the middle, but I believe neither you nor I are in any prepared position to either know, worry, or lay down results at this time. Why? Why?
The battle is on right now, that’s why!"
The crazy is getting stronger with this one…..
"Finally, in nearly neglecting to update the current situation in Germany, suffice it to say that the Air Force has placed me on leave or vacation, and we are waiting an opportunity of discharge, basically paperwork. The First Sergeant who was in contact with me by phone the other day does her best to work with me under these circumstances. She is to be commended by her leadership for the burden she has had in dealing with me and the great patience and restraint she has shown."
Translation, she's being patient with the mentally ill.
"However, she passed on the advice to refrain from more internet activity. She knows I cannot do that, because I want to end this crisis."
That was a warning dude. Keep your mouth shut, and you have your discharge due to mental health issues. Keep spouting off, and the Powers That Be will be forced to take action. Before you were looking at non-judicial punishment. Now????
"The devil lied and humanity world-wide dies daily. My God says “I am God and there is none else”. When will Americans believe God again? Now is the time, today is the day. This includes me and B. Obama. God waits lovingly for us all. My heart breaks for America! We suffer too much for our wickedness and folly. It’s not necessary. Let’s kneel together in prayer to the One Who gave us this country and gave us the Scripture. “We love Him because He first loved us.” Revival and restoration is in our hands. I don’t even want this fight.
I need B. Obama’s help to end it. Please pray for me."
I'm getting a very strong Jared Loughner / Anders Behring Breivik vibe from this guy…..and that worries me.
16 August - Sellin continues to rattle the cages of the nut cases. He cites Tim Adams masters thesis, bemoans the fact that Law Enforcement or the Military hasn't staged a coup, and ends with:
"If the cover-up continues and Obama is permitted to run in 2012, his forces will unleash the most racial, polarizing and potentially violent campaign in US history. Expect to see organized flash mobs used as a method of political intimidation.
We are now perched on the edge of an abyss. The survival of our republic is at stake. We must join together and stand against those who will destroy our country.
The Obama criminal conspiracy must be exposed and taken down now.
There will be no second chance."
The sickening irony of it is that the people using racial, polarizing, and violent rhetoric are….birthers and tea party members. And once again he uses the term "taken down", and implies it must be "soon".
He knows damn well he's dog whistling to some psychopath willing to be a martyr for the cause. And he's rooting for that psychopath.
16 August - The Air Force Times reports on Moran.
"Moran’s case is reminiscent of Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, who served five months in prison for refusing a deployment to Afghanistan because he doubted Obama’s birth records were valid.
Moran, though, said he had no desire to go to prison like Lakin. He said he tried to resign several times from the Air Force, but his first sergeant wouldn’t allow it. He also talked about asking one of the doctors in his unit about her Muslim faith in March, one of his coworkers “couldn’t handle it” and that he was removed from his position.
“My conscience is violated,” he said. “I feel like I’m supporting the flag of whatever those Islamic countries are and the rainbow flag and not the red, white and blue. That’s not the kind of people I want to be associated with.”
And in comments, someone else has the same vibe I do.
"Brendon Guiznot · Owner at Grendel & Son Based on some of thuds enlisted man's ravings elsewhere (the nutty "Post & EMail" for example, I believe he is an incipient Jared Loughner who needs to be institutionalized to protect innocent people and the CIC.
I would urge the Air Force to give him a mental evaluation and treatment to prevent another tragedy. It's better not to just get rid of him the way Pima Community College got rid of Jared Loughner. THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS."
16 August - Kentucky State Senator Perry Clark (D - District 37) joins Lyndon LaRouche in calling for Obama to resign.
"On August 2, 2011, the U.S. Congress, under immense pressure from the same Wall Street and British bankers that imposed Hitler, passed legislation in blatant violation of the United States Constitution, Article 1, Sec. 8. Congress enacted a vicious and unnecessary austerity program, and it created a twelve-member "Super-Congress" to execute the policy. The entire scheme, including the 'super congress,' the prohibition of debate and amendment, and the automatic triggering mechanism, is brazenly unconstitutional. It is a direct echo of the 1933 German Reichstag Enabling Laws that ceded all legislative power to the murderous Hitler government. And only the prosecution of World War II allowed the world to overturn this madness.
"President Obama was at the center of instigating this legislation, and once he affixed his name on the bill, he crossed the line. Many members of Congress have since denounced the bill, and other national leaders have pronounced it unconstitutional. It is necessary to go further. I am joining with American statesman Lyndon LaRouche in calling for the President to step down or face impeachment."
This isn't the first time State Sen. Perry has sided with LaRouche BTW.
16 August - KFOR-TV also reports on Dyer.
"Lawmen are searching for him and they're sending out an alert about his ties to anti-government militia groups.
Known for posting anti-government YouTube videos, the self-proclaimed patriot has tried to paint his charges as a conspiracy of the federal government.
Dyer is charged in Stephens County with sexually abusing a child.
He has also been in federal court for possession of a stolen military grenade launcher.
Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said, "What concerns me is his ties with some of these very radical groups."
Dyer's online rants include some scary messages calling for armed resistance against the U.S. Government and he has invited viewers to join him at his makeshift training area.
The threats of violence turned local too.
McKinney says Dyer has posted messages stating, "If the sheriff's office came to his house, he was loading his weapons and putting his bullet-proof vest on and having a showdown with us."
To make matters worse, there's something they didn't find in the ruins of his house.
"McKinney is afraid a firefight is what Dyer wants, but it won't be at Dyer's house.
His home burned to the ground early Friday morning.
When investigators sifted through it, they didn't find any of his personal belongings or his stash of weapons."
And they have a suspect in the arson:
"Dyer's girlfriend, Monica Freeman, is now behind bars for arson connected to the house fire."
This has gotten "bad" written all over it.
17 August - Talking Points Memo also reports on Dyer.
"On Monday, Dyer was scheduled to appear in court for the beginning of the new trial, but did not. His bond was revoked, and the judge issued a $500,000 bench warrant for his arrest.
In a bizarre twist, Dyer's house burnt down on Friday -- and his girlfriend was arrested for suspected arson, according to KFOR News.
"We're sure he's going to be armed," said Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney of Dyer. "There's no doubt about that."
McKinney also said that Dyer had begun posting messages threatening local law enforcement: "If the sheriff's office came to his house, he was loading his weapons and putting his bullet-proof vest on and having a showdown with us."
"What concerns me is his ties with some of these very radical groups," McKinney said."
I suspect he's got good reason to be concerned.
17 August - Note to Moran:
To be absent without leave, you actually have to not be on leave.
"A Germany-based noncommissioned officer who claimed he went absent without leave amid doubts about President Obama’s citizenship isn’t actually AWOL — but he is leaving the Air Force.
Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran had called for a citizen’s arrest of Obama, taunted Air Force officials to arrest him for going AWOL and demanded the president provide “a birth certificate which stands up to professional examination” in an audio interview and in several emails that have been posted on websites aligned with the birther movement, which believes the president isn’t a U.S. citizen.
There’s just one hitch: Moran, an ophthalmology technician assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, is actually on an approved leave status, according to a statement released by U.S. Air Forces in Europe.
“He is currently out processing for discharge from the Air Force which was previously approved by his commander on August 4th,” the statement reads. “While we are aware of the comments that appear on various Web sites attributed to Staff Sgt. Moran, officials with United States Air Forces in Europe will not discuss nor characterize those comments."
Oh gee, a birther who's lying. What a big shocking surprise.
17 August - And Stars and Stripes confirms that Moran was on his way out of the Air Force.
"Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran “is currently out processingfor discharge from the Air Force, which was previously approved by his commander on August 4th,” Air Force officials said Wednesday. “While we are aware of the comments that appear on various Web sites attributed to Staff Sgt. Moran, officials with United States Air Forces in Europe will not discuss nor characterize those comments.”"
So he waited about ten days AFTER his discharge was approved to pull this fake "AWOL" stunt…….Gee, what a patriot……not.
"In a separate story posted on the site last month, Moran claimed he was facing a medical discharge from the Air Force for failing to support the “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal, which will allow gay and lesbian troops to serve openly in the military. A military medical board found, “he was unable to keep his personal opinions out of the office,” Moran said, according to the story."
Wow, he can't seem to make up his mind what excuse to use.
17 August - "Birther Report" tries to give their spin on the fact that Moran was on leave and his discharge had been approved BEFORE he "went AWOL"
"Pixel Patriot just spoke with SSGT Daryn J. Moran"
And what did Carl Swensson talk with him about?? Hoping for Moran to appear at "Pitchfork Rally 2 - Electric Boogaloo"???
"I am short on time to discuss much other than to say the Lord has allowed me to remain with my family and we are leaving Germany, and I am receiving an Honorable discharge."
Well, "Discharge under Honorable Conditions", and you've known about it since 4 August, before your little "AWOL that wasn't" stunt.
Of course, the they don't *mention* that minor little detail….which means the birthers are celebrating a "win" that never happened.
It's amazing how much birthers lie, lie, lie, and lie some more.
17 August - The Hinky Meter reports on Dyer.
"On page 2 of the email Dyer then begins to insinuate that the trailer he was living in last Friday may have been burned to the ground due to someone who was trying to “take his life” and “destroy his life’s work”. Apparently his life’s work was to create a bunch of videos where he is stating “what they have done to him”. Fortunately, he’s got a butt-load of those up on youtube and all the government-hating militia folks can create him a youtube shrine and worship his statements as truth until the cows come home.
The problem with Dyer’s story here, and the reason that I’m blatantly showing NO compassion for his alleged “loss” in this fire, is that his girlfriend was arrested for starting the damned the fire. Please note that the reason that his girlfriend was arrested is not due to the feds “planting evidence” against her, or any great big phat conspiracy theory, but because Dyer’s roommate, another man who lived at the trailer, WALKED IN ON HER EARLIER FRIDAY ATTEMPTING TO START A FIRE IN THE TRAILER. She told the man to GET OUT, because she HAD JUST SET THE TRAILER ON FIRE. He successfully put the first fire out and ran her off. She apparently returned later in the morning and burned the trailer to the ground.
…surprisingly this occurred AFTER, as far SCSO has stated, DYER GOT ALL HIS STUFF OUT.
Sorry, Charlie, only good-tasting tuna get to be Starkist. I’m not buying your story."
17 August - And, of course, World Nut Daily has to spin Moran as well.
"A U.S. Air Force staff sergeant based in Germany who dispatched numerous e-mails and statements saying he was AWOL and would not return to his assignment unless Barack Obama documents his eligibility to be president is on his way out of the military.
Staff Sgt. Daryn Moran dispatched a cryptic e-mail to WND today saying that his itinerary was not available to the public but he would be "back on American soil within this week."
"I am short on time to discuss much other than to say the Lord has allowed me to remain with my family and we are leaving Germany, and I am receiving an honorable discharge," he explained. "I will have positive things to say when I get there, in addition to things already distributed. I hope everyone will be prepared to hear the hand of God in all of this, and why my faith is stronger."
World Nut Daily did actually mention - amazingly enough - he was on leave when he supposedly went "AWOL", but they don't mention that his discharge had been approved on 4 August. I guess they felt was was more important to include Kerchner's call for a military coup instead.