In today's dispatches, Martha Trowbridge may have come up with the handy dandy all-purpose excuse for birthers confronted with facts and the like. Beware the power of OCTPAW!!. Miss Ticky is paranoid enough to think her fellow birthers are one of THEM. Van Irion's Tennessee case gets moved (and dinged for improper service.
The Sovereign Citizen movement gets ranked up there with other threats. SPLC and others take note of Gordon Warren Epperly's latest. Dr. Orly's fail parade in Indiana gets noticed. Meanwhle, Dr. Orly gets increasing abusive towards her fellow birtherstani for DARING to think THERE's anyone ELSE promoting their crap. The ex-mayor of Clovis, NM, wants people to ignore his birtherism.
It's suggested that Joe Arpaio's World Nut Daily-scripted news conference may just be a little biased. Cody Judy attempts to sue his want onto the Georgia ballot. Much like Romeo and Juliet or Bonnie and Clyde, Kerchner and Appuzo reunite to face legal rejection together.
Meanwhile, the tombs of Birtherstan open and the shambling form of Philip Berg returns to the scene. Scott Erlandson is trying to claim he's anything but what he really is - namely a cowardly liar. And Jablonski files a motion to dismiss with two whole pages of the birther fail bowl parade.
17 February - Martha Trowbridge comes up with a theory at least has silly as her "Malcolm X was Obama's real father and Jo Ann Newman was his real mother" one.
OCTPAW is short for "Obama Conspiracy Theory Psychological Assault Weapon", and is based on the premise that the real reason why most people think the birthers are a bunch of conspiracy-addled nut cases, isn't that they actually ARE conspiracy-addled nut cases, but that people have been conditioned to BELIEVE they're conspiracy-addled nut cases.
"America, if you’ve felt assaulted every time you seek the Truth about the personal history of “Barack Obama II”, you haven’t been over-reacting.
You have been assaulted.
Assaulted by the greatest Psychological Assault Weapon ever levied against Americans.
The “Obama Conspiracy Theory” Psychological Assault Weapon.
To personally demolish you – thereby dis-engaging you from discourse about Obama’s personal history - so that whatever “Obama” Truth you’re on to, gets obliterated!"
Basically what Trowbridge has done is offer a binky and a nice soft blankie to all the birthers who sniff and whine and complain that people are being MEAN to them and making FUN of them for their paranoid delusion. It's not that your birther theories are a load of sun-dried dingo kidneys, oh no. It's because the CONSPIRACY has forced people to believe those theories are tripe. (Which adds another conspiracy layer to this nut ball frittata.)
"The “Obama Conspiracy Theory” Psychological Assault Weapon [OCTPAW] was designed by The Obama Campaign to utterly destroy those who question the “Official Obama Narrative”.
There actually are two things that utterly destroy those "question the 'Official Obama Narrative""
They are called "facts" and "reality."
"Since its initial deployment in 2007, this weapon of words has been extremely effective – with ridicule, mocking, shaming, scolding, lying, accusation, word-twisting, confusion creation, threatening and intimidation embedded in its warhead."
Funny, sounds like most birther sites to me.
"Why, there’s even a website, ready and ever-vigilant, that immediately shoots down on the web any talk of Truth about “Obama”. Via posts by “Dr. Conspiracy”, and a vigorous, nasty horde of attacker commenter ‘identities’, Obama Conspiracy Theories thrashes and trashes any person who seeks or states Truth about Obama’s personal history."
Just one website?? Seriously. I mean Dr Conspiracy does a wonderful job, but what about "Oh For Goodness Sakes", "The Fogbow", "Turning the Scale", "Native Born Citizen", or even my own "Bad Fiction"??
Trowbridge needs to get out more.
"In one brief sentence, here’s how OCTPAW works:
from multiple sources, simultaneously,
you’re assaulted with humiliating accusations
In a flash, multiple vicious invisible voices swarm about you, sniping, smacking, tearing at you, accusing you of racism, foolishness, and mental instability, while twisting and distorting your thoughts and words to make them seem preposterous."
You know what those invisible voices are called??
"Typical cognitive attacks include:
“Oh, so fifty years ago, two people got together to create a child, a name, and documentation, just so that he could destroy America?”
“Do you really believe that a hospital, health department, and newspapers all conspired decades ago to defraud America?”
“Are you accusing The Sitting President’s dead parents of criminal fraud?!! Are you accusing him?!!”
That is – there’s something REALLY WRONG with your thinking ability, to think there’s something wrong with the Official Obama Narrative. A defect which will surely land you in court."
Cute. She considers common sense questioning of the birther narrative to be a "cognitive attack".
"Emotional attacks assail you with charges of mental instability, fringe thinking, weirdo posturing, paranoia, shameful behavior, hate crimes, and more."
Which would make sense, since we see examples of mental instability, fringe thinking, weirdo posturing, paranoia, shameful behavior, hate crimes, and more in birtherstan every single week.
"Spiritual attacks search out and destroy your sense of decency, morality, and fairness.
Professional attacks tear at your status as a valued professional person.
In every attack, with laugh-out-loud ridiculing intensity, you’re insulted and degraded, kicked at, spit upon, and trounced - by a gang of attackers."
So in other words, it's not that the birther claims are a load of buzzard vomit, it's that YOU'RE being attacked.
What a wonderful to simply ignore any attempt at discussion or reality. If someone brings up pesky things like "facts", "rule of law", or "reality", you simply dismiss everything they say as an attack against you.
"What’s nastier, all attacks impart the vicious proclamation that by questioning the ‘Officlal Narrative’ of “Barack Obama II” you are racist."
And the constant stream of racist comments from birthers have absolutely NOTHING to do with this, eh??
"And stupid, pathetic, ignorant, fringe, hateful, disgusting, laughable, a sicko, a loner, a loser, a flunkie, and an embarrassment to America."
Well, she got something right.
"One particularly effective OCTPAW technique: the evil ‘identities’ converse with each other, raucously, endlessly mocking you!
Keep in mind that it is highly likely that only one person exists behind multiple attacker ‘identities’."
Funny, it's the birthers that seem to play the sock puppet game.
"Take heart, America! All this is soon to be swept in the toxic ash heap of “Obama” History.
The “Obama Conspiracy Theory” Psychological Assault Weapon will not hold us at bay for long!
We now know how it operates.
And we know their strategic secret:
The Obama Campaign War On Truth is successfully waged on one battleground only – the internet."
"The ‘flash mob’ attacks of virtual voices do not emanate from the American People - though this is what they want us to believe."
Which is why every single attempt at a birther rally is attended by tens of people at most???
"America, if you want to turn the evildoers on their heads, here’s Step One.
Withdraw your quest for exposing “Obama” from the internet.
Instead, invest your energies in talking with others, in person. At dinner parties. Barbecues. Church gatherings. Go door-to-door, if it suits you.
Share your legitimate concerns the old-fashioned way – by in-person, rational, honest discussion with fellow Americans. Point to the evidence. And to “Obama’s” lack thereof.
The first thing you’ll notice is how quiet the discussion is."
As they look for exits and convient excuses to walk away from the crazy person.
"This post was in error regarding the date of establishment of the “Obama Conspiracy” website.
“Dr. C.” reports that it was established in December 2008 - after the election.
Interestingly, the website was established before the Inauguration of “Barack Obama II”.
This raises an important question: why then? Why would there be need to shoot down talk about Truth, when the election was over? Was there legitimate concern that “Barack Obama II” might not make it to his swearing-in ceremony?"
Well, I started writing about the "Cult of the COLB" in July of 2008. After election day, it was obvious the cult, now called "birthers", wouldn't go away anytime soon.
So why a need to expose the birthers lies to the light of day even after the election??
Because since that time, their lies, theories, claims, and outright hatred have only gotten more outlandish and more extreme.
Ironically enough, Martha Trowbridge is a good example of why the need for debunkers is still there.
18 February - "Miss Ticky" seems to fallen into paranoia so extreme that even her fellow birthers are being dismissed as part of the conspiracy
"In fact, within the last few weeks, I have had to come to terms with the understanding that I was manipulated by Hillary Clinton, in 2008. There’s little doubt that she let me and 18 million voters anguish over the 2008 Democratic primary debacle because she and Obama planned it that way. Together. Why? Because, they had to disassociate themselves from one another, completely, and it had to be convincing. The tie that binds them is the darkest secret, of all, and not a whiff of it was coming out until after the election had safely passed. In the last few weeks, I have had to come to terms with the fact that the Clintons go way back with Obama’s family….way back to 1977, at least…and I’ll get to that in a bit.
As much as it pains me, the sooner Hillary Clinton’s supporters, like myself, admit the truth about her – the sooner we can boot Barrack Obama out of our house. So, I offer this olive branch to conservatives and to those Obama voters who warned me, in 2008, that I don’t really want what the Clintons got: You were right and I was wrong. I see that now. But, if you honestly believed that the Bushes or Barrack Obama are different or better…you were wrong, too. We are all suckers in Their game."
It's so sad to watch a PUMA turn on their Blessed St. Hillary, Warrior/Martyr for the cause, for the crime of actually WORKING with the evil dusky one rather than join the PUMAs in their delusion.
"And, if you still believe that Obama’s friends are your friends, it’s time to take a good long look and see that they are using you. Miki Booth is not on your side and FReeper ‘Danae’ does not share your values – they lie. They’ve wasted our time, energy, money, and more by playing political games. They stabbed us in the back. They deserve prison, and nothing less."
"Enterprise members like FactCheck.org, Miki Booth, ‘Danae,’ James Coats, ‘Polarik,’ and others have produced, transferred, and trafficked in false identification documents bearing false identification features with the intent to defraud the United States of America. I make this statement knowing that I have done everything in my power to verify it is the Truth. "
Well, she's off a few birther holiday card lists.
"Once you accept the truth and recognize these themes, the fog around the man who calls himself “Barack Obama” will lift; and you will see that one media outlet truly ripped the mask off Barrack Obama, on November 12, 2008. And, underneath was Hillary Clinton. And Bill Clinton. And George W. Bush. And George H. W. Bush. And the Global Mafia. And they are all in bed together. All of them and more. And it’s worse than you think."
"In case you didn’t know or get it, the party of democrats silenced 600,000 of their own voices in Michigan, in 2008. They manipulated, defiled, and stole their votes and the party leaders didn’t bat an eyelash. They did it for the man who calls himself “Barack Obama,” and even that name didn’t even appear on the Michigan ballot. "
As long time readers will remember, Michigan and Florida had violated both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party's rules for 2008. As a result, the GOP chopped the number of delegates from those states in half, while the Democratic party removed them completely.
And while most of the candidates agreed not to campaign in that state for the primaries, Hillary Clinton, along with Dennis Kucinich and former Sen. Mike Gravel, violated that agreement and campaigned in that state anyway.
The end result was that 55% of the vote in Michigan went to Hillary Clinton, and the vast majority went to "unconfirmed". The PUMAs demanded that Florida get ALL their delegates and Michigan give ALL their delegates to Sen. Clinton as a result. What ended up instead was that Michigan and Florida got half their delegates back, and Michigan split their delegate count between Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama.
The irony about Miss Ticky's claim about Michigan "silencing their voices" was that the only way that Sen. Clinton would have one was by disenfranchising caucus states and the 238,168 Michigan votes who didn't vote for Sen. Clinton.
She goes on to throw Jerome Corsi, Ron Polland/Polarik, Joseph Farah, "Butterdezillion", and Pamela Barnett under the bus as "obot plants" as well.
19 February - At Obama Conspiracy Theories, "Dr. Conspiracy" comments on Martha Trowbridge's "OCTPAW"
"The gist of what she says is that every time someone tries to tell the “truth” about Barack Obama, there are others ready to label it a “conspiracy theory.” I think she’s half right; the part I would quibble about is the use of the word “truth.” Certainly many things said about Obama that are absolutely not true (including those by Trowbridge herself) have been labeled as conspiracy theories. I think that many, myself included, are generally dismissive of the birthers. After having cried “wolf” so very, very many times, Birthers are not taken seriously, and even if one day they came up with something really bad about Barack Obama that was really true, it would would be an uphill battle to win over anyone outside the Birther movement because of the movement’s reputation as cranks, nut cases and conspiracy theorists (a well-deserved reputation, I might add)."
23 February - Van Irion's Chancery Court case in Tennesse gets moved to federal court.
"U.S. District Court
Western District of Tennessee (Memphis)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 2:12-cv-02143-cgc
Liberty Legal Foundation et al v. National Democratic Party of the USA, Inc. et al
Assigned to: Magistrate Judge Charmiane G. Claxton
Cause: 28:1331 Fed. Question
Date Filed: 02/23/2012
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 370 Fraud or Truth-In-Lending
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
02/23/2012 1 NOTICE OF REMOVAL by Chip Forrester from Shelby County Chancery Court, case number CH-11-1757-3 (Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 0651-1434549), filed by Chip Forrester. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Exhibit A-D)(Stranch, J.) (Entered: 02/23/2012)
02/24/2012 2 Magistrate Judge Charmiane G. Claxton added. Consent forms mailed to counsel. (ac) (Entered: 02/24/2012)"
(Scribd to Notice of Removal here)
"On October 26, 2011, Plaintiffs Liberty Legal Foundation, John Dummett, Leonard Volodarsky, and Creg Maroney (collectively “Plaintiffs”) filed a class action complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief in Shelby County Chancery Court, and was subsequently assigned a case number of CH-11-1757-3 and initially named as parties the National DemocraticParty of the USA, Inc. (hereinafter “NDC USA”), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee), and Chip Forrester (Chairperson of the TennesseeDemocratic Party). Despite naming Ms. Schultz and Forrester, Plaintiffs never served these individuals. Instead, Plaintiffs only served NDC USA, an entity that is not affiliated with either the Democratic National Committee or the Tennessee Democratic Party, and appears to be a sham organization possibly organized by the Shelby County Republican Party for reasons unknown."
Gee, sounds like they did the exact same thing they did in Arizona. Fail to serve the organization properly.
"Subsequently, on January 20, 2012, Plaintiffs filed an Amended Complaint and for the first time named the Democratic National Committee and the Tennessee Democratic Party. A copy of this First Amended Complaint is attached hereto as Exhibit B.4.
Plaintiffs subsequently served a summons on Forrester on January 24, 2012 along with a Motion for Preliminary Injunction (the “Injunction Motion”) and a Motion for Entry of Default Judgment (the “Default Motion”), which were also filed along with the AmendedComplaint. Accordingly, this Notice of Removal is timely filed under 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b)(1)"
Yep, exact same thing. Improper delivery (and in the Tennessee case, to a sham agency), and then amend the complaint at the last minute and demand default.
Somehow I suspect it's not going to work.
24 February - What a surprise…..
"Studies by the Homeland Security Department and the National Counterterrorism Center listed the sovereign citizen movement alongside Islamic extremists and white supremacists as major threats to the United States, the Times reported. More than 100,000 people have aligned themselves with the movement, said the Southern Poverty Law center, which tracks domestic terrorists and hate groups."
24 February - Southern Poverty Law Center notes Gordon Warren Epperly's latest.
"Though this appears to be the first time it has been used in an effort to challenge Obama’s citizenship status, Epperly’s argument is not unique. Indeed, it seems to be an amalgam of two bizarre extremist legal theories — one that says that blacks do not have the same legal rights as whites because their citizenship is founded on the 14th Amendment, and another that claims that in order to be a “natural-born” U.S. citizen, one’s parents must both be U.S. citizens as well.
The latter theory most recently made its appearance in a Georgia court, where attorneys Mark Hatfield and Van Irion argued unsuccessfully that since the president’s father was never a U.S. citizen, Obama not a natural-born citizen and is constitutionally ineligible for political office. Van Irion is affiliated with the Southern Legal Resource Center, a neo-Confederate outfit co-founded by white supremacist attorney Kirk Lyons, who was married at the Aryan Nations compound in a ceremony officiated by the late Aryan Nations leader and Christian Identity preacher Richard Butler.
The 14th Amendment component of Epperly’s challenge stems from an idea promulgated by the Posse Comitatus, a racist and anti-Semitic group that roiled the Midwest in the 1970s and 1980s and believed that the county sheriff is the highest legitimate law enforcement authority. Posse ideologues argued, in effect, that God gave America to the white man and therefore the government cannot abridge most rights of whites unless they submit to a “contract” with that government. Black people were only made citizens by the 14th Amendment, they argued, meaning that they have permanently contracted with the government and therefore must obey all its dictates. Or, put another way, black people were truly second-class citizens, forced to obey government and tax laws that, the Posse argued, apply to white sovereign citizens (the Posse often called them “organic citizens”)."
25 February - The Indianapolis Star covers Dr. Orly's appearance in front of the Indiana Election Commission.
"While the hearings over Wallace and Lugar were cordial, the hearing over Obama's eligibility to be president quickly devolved into a testy exchange between commission members and Orly Taitz, the California attorney who has become nationally infamous for her single-minded pursuit challenging Obama.
Friday, she argued that the president's surname isn't really Obama, he isn't a "natural-born citizen," and he has stolen his Social Security number.
She and two Hoosiers -- Edward Kesler and Karl Swihart -- who challenged Obama's eligibility demanded that the commission enter a default judgment against the president because he did not attend Friday's hearing to rebut their charges. The commission voted 4-0 against that.
When Taitz accused the commission of a cover-up, Dan Dumezich, the Merrillville Republican who is chairman of the commission, told her that if she was disrespectful one more time, "your butt is going to be gone."
She didn't get ejected. But the challenge to the president did."
25 February - Looks like the other state Dr. Orly's Indiana clients live in is "denial". (malware and redirect warning)
"Orly, Thank you again for going to bat for me, Ed Kesler, Frank Weyl, and Billie today at the Indiana Election Div. Candidate Challenge Hearing. You are truly a hero!! You kicked their asses, but the corrupt officials were biased and were deaf dumb and blind to everything you said. Karl"
If by "kicked their asses" you mean "blubbered, cried, screeched, and threatened", then maybe…….
And in comments:
February 25th, 2012 @ 4:44 am
I believe that it is time for “we the people” to send a little message to all the elected and appointed officials …that we are not going to take this kind of crap anymore."
25 February - Despite the best efforts of Mark Hatfield to judge shop, it looks like all the cases in the Georgia Birther Ballot Jihad appeal are being consolidated.
(Scribd link for Swensson's case here)
(Scribd link for Powell's case here)
25 February - Dr. Orly really doesn't like competing for the birther bucks (malware and redirect warning)
"I have more important things to do, than waste my time with Article2superpac handful of bloggers, however, they issued a big statement accusing me, while I provided 2 simple facts, which cannot be refuted by anyone."
More important things to do, but it's not going to stop you from bitching anyway.
"I got a phone call from George Miller, who stated that attorney Klayman was not paid, because they did not collect nearly $25,000, that attorney Larry Klayman demanded as a precondition of a deposit for filing any eligibility lawsuits."
But he told World Nut Daily he was on a "legal crusade"!! You mean Klayman is really in it for the money? I'm shocked, shocked I say!
"Lastly, a number of individuals, who are on the board of the article2Superpac or people who promote Article2Superpac and work with them wrote highly defamatory statements about me. Those statements were made in writing and sent via mass e-mails by Helen Tansey, director of Article@Superpac, Dean Haskins, who is advertising Art2Superpac and worked with Tansey in GA and others. This was done, even though I did over 90% of the work in eligibility cases for the last 4 years. "
Ignoring the work done by Gary Kreep, Philip Berg, Mario Apuzzo, Leo Donofrio, Andy Martlin……
Oh, and the percentage of cases you've won?? 0%….
"My lawsuits are based on multiple factors, which include Obama’s use of a forged birth certificate, stolen Social Secrity number, last name, which is not legally his. . The fathers’s citizenship is only one aspect."
And none of those factors have been found credible by any court to date.
"What I am saying, is that if you are supporting my work and donating to my work, you are supporting cases, which have much more meat, than all of the cases promoted by Article2Superpac and their legal fund, that with me you are donating to the work of a licensed attorney, who has a track record of nearly 4 years of a true devotion and 24/7/365 work for this cause."
And an unbroken track record of absolutely no wins in any venue to date.
25 February - "Waahhh! They keep telling me no!! WAHHHH!!!" (malware and redirect warning)
"at the very minimum my cases show the depth of corruption in the judiciary and in the government, as a first step of eradicating this corruption
Posted on | February 25, 2012"
25 February - Cranky much Dr. Orly?? (malware and redirect warning)
"Criminal usurper Obama is placed above the law by the corrupt treasonous bureaucrats of the regime
Posted on | February 25, 2012"
Translation - "Wahhh! They told me NO!!!"
"For the second time, President Obama failed to appear at a hearing to produce his birth records. The first time was in Georgia. The Judge knew he was not going to appear and told Plaintiffs’ attorneys before the hearing started that he would issue a Default Judgment. He didn’t. "
Why?? Because the plaintiffs attorneys wanted it to be heard "on the merits", and their "merits" and "evidence" convinced the judge to rule against the plaintiffs.
"At your hearing, President Obama once again failed to appear and produce his birth records. A Default Judgment was requested and you denied it. Why?"
Because, again, the "evidence" provided by the birthers was unconvincing.
"Less we forget, the Georgia and Indiana hearings were basically carbon copies of what happened first in the New Hampshire ballot primary in January and all the preceding court cases."
Yeah, funny thing when judges follow the rule of law and established evidence and ignore a much of conspiracy-minded dolts.
"Do your jobs honestly and fairly."
They did., Which is why Dr. Orly and the other birthers keep being told no.
25 February - Wells Law Blog also takes note of Epperly.
"My legal analysis in brief: that’s crap.
Aside from that, he is rehashing many familiar tropes of the birther movement. President Obama is not “natural born” because his father was not a U.S. citizen, or because he was secretly born in Kenya, blah blah blah. This argument would have the intriguing effect of stripping U.S. citizenship from thousands of people born to citizens of other countries, despite the fact that “natural born” has been construed to mean “born on U.S. soil” for decades and longer.
In fact, any excessive amount of scrutiny of what it means to be “natural born” as it pertains to the presidency really didn’t come up at all until a black guy with a funny-sounding name got elected president. Don’t insult yourself, America, or humanity by trying to claim that racism is not a factor in all of this. Gordon Warren Epperly at least has the courtesy, and the courage, to be honest about it."
25 February - David Lansford, the former mayor of Clovis, New Mexico, would like his old job back.
He would just like the fact he's a birther not to be mentioned in the race.
"David Lansford doesn’t believe his views on national politics are relevant to his quest to once again serve as mayor of Clovis.
Lansford said so in an interview Thursday, when asked about his participation with the ATLAH Media Network, including authoring two editorials that argue President Barack Obama isn’t a natural U.S. citizen and his election was part of a CIA conspiracy.
“I wrote all that,” Lansford said. “I absolutely believe everything I said. But I know there are people who will say anybody who believes that is a whack job.”
Maybe because anybody who believes that IS a whack job???
"Lansford also said Thursday that he planned to withdraw from the race if the CNJ published references to his participation with ATLAH because it would put his family and friends in danger. The next day, Lansford said after discussion with his family and others, he had decided to stay in the race."
A birther who doesn't keep his or her promises. What a big surprise [/sarcasm]
"In May, Lansford traveled to New York to participate as a juror in a mock trial of Obama sponsored by ATLAH and later marched with the group in a demonstration outside Columbia University."
Oh, so he was part of Manning's play trial as well.
“It’s all documented,” Lansford said. “If people will open their eyes and do the homework, they will see I’m not a whack job.”
If people open their eyes and do the homework, it will CONFIRM you're a whack job.
26 February - Miki Booth has an excuse for why her book has tanked. No, it's not the fact it's a poorly written pack of lies.
No, the real excuse - OCTPAW!!!
….(Note from Miki - You can see this weapon in real time by reading the comments left by soros/obama paid propagandists on Amazon.com of my book, Memoirs of a Community Organizer from Hawai'i. Positive reviews have stopped because of OCTPAW attacks on the reviewers)
Like · Reshare · Yesterday at 8:48am ·"
Ah, OCTPAW. When all else fails, blame a conspiracy for the fact people think you're crazy.
Plus, she's getting more paranoid:
"Miki Booth You are right about it ALL Poul! Even now my husband is worried that i will be among the first they come for when patriots with guns start shooting.
7 hours ago "
I think she has to be more worried about someone coming with an "I love me" jacket with extra long sleeves and taking Miki to the Happy Acres Hospital for the Terminally Confused.
26 February - ConWebBlog suggests that Arpaio's "cold case" results might very well be biased. (In other news, water is wet and the sun rises in the east)
"Farah touts the streaming in his Feb. 23 WND column:
I don’t know for certain what Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” has found, but I strongly believe it could be a game-changer. If I’m right, will the Big Media that have stifled free-and-open debate and unimpeded rational discourse on the subject bother to cover it? If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear it, does it make any sound?
Farah is probably lying about not knowing about the investigation's results -- given WND's repeated sucking up to Arpaio, it's extremely likely that Arpaio has leaked the results to Corsi. Would Farah and WND be so eager to live-stream the results if they didn't know the results in advance?After all, Corsi spent two days testifying before the posse, and no information has been presented that the posse heard from anyone other than birther conspiracists.
In other words, expect Arpaio's investigation to be rigged in favor of birthers -- and realize that WND helped to rig that result.
I think Arpaio's "investigation" being rigged was pretty much a given right from the start. I suspect the "results" are going to be regurgitation of the various birther theories and claims, with Arpaio claiming he can't disprove or prove any of it because he doesn't have access to XY and Z records or that it happened out of his jurisdiction. World Nut Daily will tout the results they paid for, and in the end, nothing will change.
27 February - Cody Judy attempts a novel way to get on the Georgia ballot.
(Scribd link here)
"These were not simply names variation changes of the American nature such as Mitt Romney really being Willard Mitt Romney both understood to be tied to a real American natural born citizen. These are names of completely different nationalities as Indonesia is to America, and thus foreign allegiances are established to the individual Obama/Soetoro as real identifying power established for the basis of multiple Governments respect for law in prima facie evidence that ± unless rebutted ± would be sufficient to prove a particular proposition or fact. Unlike most Petitioners, we do not have the burden of prove placed upon us, for that dutifully rest in this case, as it should, with the Respondent Obama who refused to produce anything. In the absence of evidence portrayed by the candidate he should not be rewarded with his request to be placed upon Georgia¶s ballot."
So the argument is "He's not an American because he HAS A FUNNY NAME!!!"
"Petitioner(s) herein request the relief, Cody Robert Judy as a candidate for President in the Democratic Party and citizen voter, David Farrar a concerned Citizen with a vote in the Georgia Primary and General elections of 2012, for a Summary Judgment to be made immediately on the merits that the Respondent has completely failed both the natural born citizen demand held in the vaults of the United States Constitution as well as the extended hand of justice with his boycott of the Court, and thus a Stay Order be constructed by the Court, and issued that prohibits placing Respondent Barack Obama's on the Ballot to theSecretary of State of Georgia, so that the Democratic Party can adjust its Ballot name recommendations to Secretary of State Kemp including Cody Robert Judy to the Primary Voters as a choice in the State of Georgia."
So basically "ignore the rule of law, believe every piece of crap Dr. Orly filed in the hearing, dump Obama, and rule that Georgia place a convicted felon with a history of mental illness on the ballot".
Is that about right?
27 February - It's Kerchner and Apuzzo together again, for another birther fail!!
"Atty Mario Apuzzo of Jamesburg NJ has filed documents to the Commonwealth Court of PA to join the Kerchner/Laudenslager v Obama PA Ballot Access Challenge Team as Co-Counsel along with Atty Karen L. Kiefer of Scottdale PA."
I have to wonder what happened to the tea party attorney they had running it though.
27 February - But Mario Apuzzo isn't the only birther zombie to rise from the dead. Because guess who decides to file his very own Pennsylvania Birther Ballot Jihad!!!
"Miscellaneous Docket Sheet
Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
Docket Number: 186 MD 2012
February 27, 2012
Philip J. Berg,
Barack Hussein Obama, a/k/a Barack Hussein Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama a/k/a Barack H. Soetoro a/k/a
Barry H. Obama a/k/a Barry H. Soetoro a/k/a Barry Hussein
Obama a/k/a Barry Hussein Soetoro, Respondent
Initiating Document: Petition to Set Aside Nominating Petition
Case Status: Active
Case Processing Status: February 23, 2012"
It gets better. Not only is Berg filing this Pro Se, but he's assuming that Obama is Pro Se. as well. And a hearing date is set:
for 3/19/12 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom Number 2, The Widener Bldg, Phila."
This is going to be interesting. Berg never signed on to the de Vattelist crusade, nor does he believe in Dr. Orly's SSN fetish. He's always been strictly Kenyan birth and Indonesian citizenship - both of which have long since been debunked.
Berg's website hasn't been updated in months though. And most of the birthers who did support him have either gone de Vattelist and/or shifted support to Dr. Orly and friends.
27 February - Speaking of zombies. (malware and redirect warning)
"UPDATE IN NH
Posted on | February 27, 2012
I filed a motion for reconsideration with the ballot law commission in NH based on the evidence presented in court in GA. I did not get an answer yet. Please, contact them"
So you want them to reconsider their "no", based on evidence that other judges and panels found unconvincing??
27 February - I wouldn't say Dr. Orly lies….but I can't think of anything else to call it. (malware and redirect warning)
"SACRAMENTO BEE AND TOP ADVISER FOR DIANE FEINSTEIN: “ORLY TAITZ WILL PROBABLY WIN THE PRIMARY”
Posted on | February 27, 2012"
27 February - The problem is that what the article says and what Dr. Orly implies are rather different things.
"Feinstein's campaign said the current crop of Republicans' lack of name identification and meager fundraising – Emken took in just $39,000 in 2011 and ended the year in debt, and Hughes' $100,000 included $50,000 from his own pocket – present little threat to the prominent Democrat and her multimillion dollar campaign war chest.
"If this race plays out as a bunch of unknowns who have no serious funding, Orly Taitz will probably win the primary," said Feinstein adviser Bill Carrick, referring to the so-called "birther" activist who said last year she might enter the race."
Misstate things a bit Dr. Orly??
27 February - Dr. Orly notes that Dean Haskins isn't refunding memberships for Birtherpoolza. (malware and redirect warning)
"BIRTHER SUMMIT WAS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY. SO FAR PEOPLE, WHO PAID THE REGISTRATION FEE, GOT A REFUSAL TO REFUND FROM DEAN HASKINS, EVEN THOUGH USUALLY THE FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE, ONLY WHEN THE PERSON CHANGES HIS MIND, NOT WHEN THE EVENT IS POSTPONED INDEFINITELY.
Posted on | February 27, 2012 "
Has Dr. Orly ever refunded any of her suckers money ??
She includes an email (redaction mine)
"From: “dean(redacted)” <(redacted)>
To: Ken Barnes <(redacted)>
Sent: Monday, February 27, 2012 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: Birther Summit Request from Ken Barnes
As was explained in our announcement, the event has been postponed. And, as was also detailed in the announcement, The Birther Summit has expended far more resources trying to promote and market the event than has ever been received (the event is “in the red” financially).
Additionally, on the page where you registered, it was clearly denoted, “Note: Registrations are non-refundable.” However, we will retain this communication, and should the necessary funds become available to us, we will certainly attempt to honor your request.
Sorry for the inconvenience,
The Birther Summit Team"
Sounds like they don't have the money for refunds.
27 February - Dr. Orly is really upset that anyone other than her is getting any birther bucks (malware and redirect warning)
"1. Helen Tansey, president of the article2superpac still did not disclose, what type of entity is the off shut from super pac, which they call “article2 legal defense fund”. Is it a not for profit foundation or is it a for profit foundation? Is it a private company? When Helen Tansey is collecting thousands of dollars from the public, claiming that it goes to attorneys, she owes the public an answer"
Funny, I seem to recall Dr. Orly telling people to shut up and it's none of their business when similar questions were asked about her "foundation".
"I am concerned, that a lifelong Democrat Helen Tansey is the gate keeper, she collects the money for legal actions and writes checks. I do not know, whether Richard Garruth and Gary Wilmott are signatories on those checks as well. I do not know, whether other people are writing checks from that fund. While there is some measure of accountability in regards to the SuperPac part of Tansey’s operation, there does not seem to be any accountability in regards to the legal defense fund part of the operation, though most of the donations by my understanding go to this fund. Helen Tansey is the gate keeper, who is decising, which law suits will be promoted and funded."
Well, she was a disgruntled PUMA, but she seems to have become a far right nut job.
"I got multiple e-mails from Tracy Fair, who stated, that she contacted Helen Tansey and a few other individuals, she actually filed a law suit, but as of the date of her e-mail (a couple of days ago, she did not get anything, even though her case is much stronger and includes all the evidence of the Social Security fraud and birth certificate forgery."
Aww, you mean KBOA's lawsuit was too crazy for even the de Vattelist Article II Super Duper Extra Crispy Spicy Bucket of PAC???
"I asked Tracy what was the filing fee, so I can help her."
Does that mean Dr. Orly is going to try and weasel her way onto that lawsuit as well??
"From what I undertand, when they advertise and ask people to donate money for the law suit in GA, the money goes to one person, Carl Swensson, a plaintiff for one attorney Mark Hatfield. Even though there were multiple plaintiffs and 3 attorneys, the donations went to one attorney, Mark Hatfield. "
"Wahhhh!! I didn't get my share of the pie!!!"
"In PA the money went to Charles Kerchner. Mr. Kerchner does not have a law suit yet. He only filed a complaint with the election commission. From what I understand his complaint is limited to Obama’s father’s citizenship. He will have an attorney with him in front of the commission. I do not want to say anything negative about Mr. Kerchner or his attorney"
Oh go ahead. Piss off Apuzzo too.
"I can comment only on what has happened so far. Helen Tansey and George Miller owe the public a straight answer, who controls the FL and CA article2legal defense funds. Who gets all of the donations, which are given and what did they do with this money so far."
"Wahhh! They didn't give any money to MEEE!!!!!"
"Bottom line, to end this matter, I wrote true and correct statements of fact. "
Well, there's a first time for everything.
"When a group of individuals are doing business under a fictitious name and collecting large amounts from the public, supposedly to pay others, to pay attorneys, they owe the public accounting and disclosures"
You mean organizations like the "Defend Our Freedoms Foundation"????
"Lastly, in the state of CA the bar does not allow non-lawyers to be partners with lawyers in their legal work"
Funny, that didn't seem to stop you when CEL3 was your "legal clerk".
27 February - Remember I mentioned that birther Scott Erlandson had agreed to take part in a debate on Reality Check radio with a debunker, only to fail to appear with no warning?
Well, it looks like he tries to explain away his failure to appear.
"read who the players are and how they organize, how they were involved in the trial of terry lain, and how they aid and delight in his destruction. i believe that if there is wrongdoing, fogbow is safe under this administration and department of justice, but that will eventually change.
this thursday the people will have an honest account of what there is to know as to questions about mr. obama of chicago, and his past. we'll proceed from there, if there is nothing, i'd say that's the end of it.
i used the tactics of alinsky, obama and jablonski and they don't like it.
did i punk the fogbow ?? i had to… to teach them that they have become the anti- of all the values they stand for, that they have become the victims of their own character assassination and hate."
I suspect the real reason is more along the lines of:
27 February - And we have Berg's entry in the Birther Ballot Jihad.
(Scribd link here)
It's 12 pages. Of absolutely nothing new.
1) Berg still calls himself a Democrat.
2) Berg still claims Obama was born in Kenya.
3) Berg is still touting Ron McRae's edited tape that claimed Obama's step-grandmother said he was born in Kenya.
4) Berg is still claiming a US citizen minor can lose US citizenship.
5) Berg is still claiming Indonesian Law 62/1958 says something it doesn't.
6) Berg is still claiming the Indonesian Constitution, Article 2, says something it doesn't
7) Berg is still claiming the Hague Convention of 1930 means Indonesian law overrules US law.
8) Berg is still claiming Indonesia didn't allow foreign citizens in its schools.
9) Berg is still claiming the school record (which also lists Obama as being born in Hawaii) is proof of adoption and Indonesian citizenship.
10) Berg is still claiming the "Kartu Keluarga" law (Indonesian Law Digest 9.02) applied even though that law was passed in 2006.
11) Berg is still claiming both Stanley Ann Dunham AND Barack Obama lost their US citizenship automatically upon SAD's marriage to Lolo Soetoro.
It's 2008 all over again. Berg simply refuses to let go of claims that were debunked and proven wrong over three years ago.
If Berg isn't careful, he too may lose a case to an empty table.
27 February - Michael Jablonski files a motion to dismiss in David Farrar and Cody Judy's "No, Dr. Orly isn't involved, honest" Georgia Birther Ballot Jihad appeal.
(Scribd link here)
"The appeal from the Secretary of State's decision finding that President Obama is qualified to appear on the Presidential Preference Primary ballot is one in a long line of persistent challenges filed across the country since zoo8. Not a single challenge has ever been upheld. 1"
And what a footnote 1 it is:
"1 See, Georgia cases: Rhodes v. MacDonald, 670 F. Supp.2d 1363 (M.D. Ga. 2009), affd, 2010 WL 892848 (11th Cir. March 15, 2010) cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 2830 (2009); Terry v. Handel, 08CV158774S (Superior Court Fulton County, 2008), appeal dismissed, No. S09D0284 (Ga. Supreme Court), reconsideration denied, No. S09A1373; Cook v. Good et aI, 4:2009cvoo082, 2009 WL 2163535 (M.D.Ga. July 16, 2008).
Federal cases: Allen v. Soetoro, 4:09-cv-00373, 2011 WL 2130589, (D. Ariz. May, 2010); In re: American Grand Jury, 3:09mc00215(USDC Tenn., 2009); Keyes v. Obama, 8:09-cv-00082, 2009 WL 3861788, (U.S.D.C.D. Cal. Oct. 29, 2009), appeal pending, No. 10-55084 (9th Cir., 2011); Berg v. Obama et aI, 574 F.Supp.2d 509 (E.D.Pa. 2008), affd, 586 F.3rd 234 (3rd Cir. 2009), Cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 1030 (2009); Berg v. Obama, 656 F. Supp.2d. 107 (D.D.C. Cir. 2009); Beverly v. Federal Elections Commission, 09-15562 (E.D. Cal., 2008), affd 09-15562 (9th Cir., 2009), cert. denied, 130 S. Ct. 1732 (2010); Bowhall v. Obama, 2:lOCVo0609, 2010 WL 4932747, (M.D. Ala. November 30, 2010); The Church of Jesus Christ Christian/Aryan Nations of Missouri et al v. Obama et aI, 6:08cv03405, 2011 WL 4916569 (W.D. Mo. Oct. 17, 2011); Cohen v. Obama, 1:08cv02150, 2008 WL 5191864 (D.D.C., Dec. 11, 2008), affd, 2009 WL 2870668 (D.C. Cir. 2008); Cook v. Good et aI, 4:2009cvoo082, 2009 WL 2163535, (M.D. Ga. July 16, 2008); Cook v. Simtech" 8:2009cv01382 (M.D. Fla., 2009); Craig v. (M.D. Fla., 2008), cert. denied, 130 S. Ct. 562 (2009); Herbert v. US, 3:08-cv-00634-TJC-MCR (M.D.Fla., 2008); Herbert v. US, 3:08cv01201, 2009 WL 129585, (S.D. Cal., Jan. 15, 2009); Hollander v. McCain, 566 F. Supp.2d 63 (D.N.H. 2008); Hollister v. Soetoro, 601 F. Supp.2d 179 (D. D.C. Cir. 2009), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 1017 (2011); Hunter v. U.S. Supreme Court, 2:08cv00232, 2009 WL 111683, (N.D.Tex., Jan. 16,2009), appeal dismissed, No. 09-10246, No. 10-10009, No. 10-100064 (5th Cir., 2009); Jones v. Obama, 2:1O-cv-01075 (C.D. Cal., 2010); Judy v. McCain, 2:08cv01162 (USDC Nev., 2008); Kerchner v. Obama, 612 F.3d 204 (D.N.J. 2010), cert. denied, 131 S. Ct. 663 (2010); Liberty Legal Foundation v. DNC, CH-11-1757 (D Ariz., 2011); Mackay v. Obama, 2: 11-CV-05458-JP (E.D. Pa., 2011), voluntarily dismissed, No. 11- 3862 (USDC Pa., 2011); McLanahan v. Obama, 2:11-CV-00374-EFS (D.Was., 2011); Morrow v. Barak Humane Obama, 1:08-cv-22345 (S.D. Fla., 2008); Neely v. Obama, 2:08-cv-15243 (E.D.MI., 2008); Patriot's Heart Network v. Soetoro, 1:09-mc-00442- RCL (D.D.C., 2009); In Re Paul Andrew Mitchell, 2:08-cv-04083 (E.D. PA, 2008),affd 304 Fed. Appx 113, 2008 WL 5381436 (3ed Cir., 2008), mandamus denied, No. 08- 4443 (3d Cir., 2008); Purpura v. Sebelius, 3:1O-CV-04814, 2011 WL 1547768, (D. N.J. Apr. 21, 2011); Rhodes v. Gates, 5:09-cv-00703-XR (W.D.Tex., 2009); Rhodes v. MacDonald, 670 F. Supp.2d 1363 (M.D. Ga. 2009), afj'd, 2010 WL 892848 ( 11th Cir. March 15, 2010) cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 2830 (2009); Robinson v. Bowen, 567 F.SUpp.2d 1144 (N.D.Cal. 2008); Roy v. Fed. Election, 2:08cv01519, 2008 WL 4921263, (W.D. Wa. Nov. 14,2008); Stamper v. US, 1:08 CV 2593, 2008 WL 4838073 (N.D.OH. 2008); Strunk v. Patterson, 1:08cv04289 (E.D.N.Y., 2008), appeal dismissed No. 08- 5422 (2d Cir. Nov. 14, 2008); Strunk v. U.S. Dept. of State, 693 F.SUpp.2d 112 (D.D.C. Cir. 2010), mandamus denied, No. 09-5322 (D.D.C., 2009), appeal dismissed, No. 10- 5092, (DC Cir., 2010); Super American Grand Jury, 1:09-mc-00346-RCL (D. D.C., 2009) ; Taitz v. Obama, 707 F.SUpp.2d 1 (D.D.C. Cir. 2010), appeal pending, No. 11- 5304 (DC Cir., Oct. 31, 2011); Taitz v. Astrue, 1:11-cv-00402, 2011 WL 3805741, (D.D.C. Aug. 30, 2011); Taitz v. Astrue, 1:11-mc-00158 (D.Haw., 2011); Taitz v. Ruemmier, 1:11- CV-01421 (D. D.C., 2011); Thomas v. Hosemann, 1:08mco0280 (D. Haw., 2008); Thomas v. Hosemann, 2:08-cv-00241-KS-MTP (SD Miss., 2008).
State cases: Ankeny v. Daniels, 916 N.E.2d 678 (Ind. Ct. App. 2009) Afj'd, No. 49A02-0904-CV-353 (Ind. App. Court); Brockhausen v. Andrade, No. 08-1001-C365 (Tex. State Court); Broe v. Reed, 82473-8 (Was. State Supreme Court); Connerat v. Browning, 999 So. 2d 644 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2008); Connerat v. Obama, No. 09003103SC (Fla. State Court); Connerat v. Obama, No. 09005522SC (Fla. State Court); Constitution Party v. Lingle, No. 29743, 2008 WL 5125984 (Haw. Dec. 5, 2008); Corbett v. Bowen, No. 30-2008-00114112-CU-FR_ CJC, (Cal. Superior Court, 2008); Craig v. Oklahoma, MA-109808 (Okla. Supreme Court); Donofrio v. Wells, No. AN-1053-08T2 (NJ. Nov. 03, 2008), Cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 752 (2008); Fitzpatrick v. Obama, no docket number (NC State Court); Greenberg v. Brunner, No. 2008cV1024 (Ohio State Court, 2008); In re John McCain's Ineligibility to be on Presidential Primary Ballot in Pa, 944 A.2d 75 (Pa. 2008); Justice v. Fuddy, 253 P.3d 665 (Haw. 2011); Keyes v. Bowen, 189 Cal. App. 4th 647 (Cal. Ct. App. 2010) Cert. denied, 132 S. Ct. 99 (2011); US v. LTC Terrence L. Lakin, MCAT -JA-SC; Liberty Legal Foundation v. DNC, CH-11-1757 (Tenn. State Court); Lightfoot v. Bowen, No. 168690 (Cal. Supreme Court, 2008), Cert. denied, 555 U.S. 1151 (2009); Marquis v. Reed, No. 08-2-34955-1 (Was. State Court, 2008); Martin v. Lingle, No. 29414, 2008 WL 4684786, (Haw. Oct. 22, 2008); Martin v. Lingle, No. ICC08-1-002147, 2009 WL 1669050, (Haw. Jun. 9,2009), Appeal Dismissed, 2009 WL 2372096 (Haw. Aug. 3, 2009); Martin v. Bennett, No. lCC1O-1-000969 (Haw. State Court); Meroni et al v. McHenry County Grand Jury Foreman et ai, No. 09mr399 (Ill. State Court, 2009); Neal v. Brunner, No. 2008cv72726 (Ohio State Court, 2008); Patriot's Heart Media Network v. Illinois Board 0/ Elections, No. 1OHoo0605 (Ill. State Court); Schneller v. Cortes, 199 MM 2008 (Pa. Supreme Court, 2009), cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 2830 (2009); Sorsensen v. Riley, cv-2008-1906 (Ala. State Court, 2008); Spuck v. Sec. o/State, 2008 CVl116 (Ohio State Court, 2008); Stumpo v. Granholm, No. 08-140-MM (Mich. Dist. Ct. (30th) Mar. 31,2009), appeal dismissed, No. 291681, (Mich. App. Ct., Jun. 3, 2009); Stunk v. Patterson, 029641/ 2008 (N.Y. State Court, 2008); Strunk v. Patterson, 029642/2008 (N.Y. State Court, 2008); Sullivan v. Sec. o/State, 08CV1076 (N.C. State Court, 2008); Sullivan v. Marshall, 08CVS-021393 (N.C. State Court, 2008); Taitz v. Fuddy, 1CCll-1-001731 (Haw. State Court); Terry v. Handel, 08CV158774S (Superior Court Fulton County, 2008), appeal dismissed, No. S09D0284 (Ga. Supreme Court), reconsideration denied, No. S09A1373; Wrotnowski v. Bysiewicz, SC 18264 (Conn. Supreme Court, 2008)."
It's like a beautiful parade of failure.
"An effort to harass the President continues with qualification challenges filed across the country and in Georgia. Challengers ignore procedural and evidentiary requirements because their claims are without merit, based on fantasy, and offered in pursuit of a political agenda."
"See, for example, Rhodes u. MacDonald,670 F. Supp.2d 868, $64 (M.D. Ga. 2009), aff'd 2010 WL 892848 (11th Cir. March 15, 2o1o) cert. denied, 129 S. Ct. 2830 (2009)("When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law.")"
"The proper party respondent when challenging a qualification decision made by the Secretary of State is the Secretary of State. In order to grant the relief sought by the petitioner the Secretary of State needs to be before the court. He is not. See, for example, Handel u. Powell,284ca.55o (zoo8), in which the only parties in the appeal were the Secretary of State and the challenger of the Secretary's decision."
I think Van Irion, Mark Hatfield, and Dr. Orly were told his a few weeks ago.
27 February - And gee, I though David Farrar and Cody Judy were pro se (malware and redirect warning)
"OBAMA FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS OUR CASE FARRAR ET AL V OBAMA ET AL. HE CLAIMS LACK OF SUBJECT MATTER JURISDICTION
Posted on | February 27, 2012"
"Our case"??? What part of "no, you can't have pro hac vice, not yours" did you not get?