Today's dispatches are pretty much the continuing fallout from Swiftboat liar Jerome Corsi's Muppet show with Joe Arpaio yesterday. And not only does it look like muppet joe simply vomited forth what Corsi and World Nut Daily had already wrote, but neither of them bothered to factcheck any of their claims with anyone else.
Hopefully Joe Arpaio gave Corsi and Farrah a happy ending after they paid him for the "investigation". Outside of birtherstan, pretty much nobody, including conservatives, are buying Arpaio's claims. Hopefully he's made himself completely toxic as a result.
Also the plaintiffs in the Georgia Birther Ballot Jihad appeal hear a very familiar phrase and word.
In the wake of Arpaio's parroting of Jerome Corsi and World Nut Daily's pack of lies, two debunking sites have replied.
The Fogbow has a special report that gathers together all the evidence to disprove Arpaio and Corsi's claims. Very little of this is new evidence. In the wake of charges that the so-called "Cold Case Posse" failed to do even the slightest amount of confirmation of any of the "evidence" Corsi provided them, this speaks volumes about how shoddy the Cold Case Posse did their job.
Meanwhile, Dr. Conspiracy asks some very tough questions of Arpaio and crowd. Like:
"1. What are the names the credentials of the “computer graphics experts” who validated the Cold Case Posse’s (CCP) methodology. Have any of them ever testified in court about the authenticity of a document? Why were these not disclosed at the press conference for reporters to interview?
2. What are the names the credentials of the “forensic document examiners” who validated the Cold Case Posse’s methodology. Have any of them ever testified in court about the authenticity of a document? Why were these not disclosed at the press conference for reporters to interview?
3. What computer software and settings were used for the optimization comparisons between the “control” document and the White House document? Was it the same software used by the White House, and if not why not? Why was this essential question glossed over in the lengthy presentation?
4. Was Jerome Corsi deputized by Maricopa County, or did he sign an affidavit under oath and penalty of perjury as to his examination of files at the National Archives? If not, why not?
5. Has WorldNetDaily agreed to sign Joe Arpaio on as a commentator for WND?
6. Did WorldNetDaily, Jerome Corsi, or Joseph Farah contribute funds to the CCP?
7. John Woodman, the author of a book analyzing claims about Obama birth certificate images, offered on two occasions to assist the CCP. Why was he ignored?
8. What is the name, and what is the investigative report into the truthfulness of the person who claimed Obama was a foreign student playing in Bill Ayers yard?
9. Why was Jerome Corsi, a nationally-known anti-Obama partisan, invited to speak at the Press Conference?
10. Why did the CCP use a computer-generated birth certificate simulation as their “control” document rather than a real birth certificate on real security paper?
11. Did the CCP contact the US Postal service regarding the date stamp on the Selective Service application? If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
12. Did the CCP contact Selective Service regarding the Obama Selective Service application?If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
13. Did the CCP contact the White House and request physical access to the President’s long-form birth certificate? If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
14. Did the CCP consult with Arizona’s own Vital Records agency on matters of document generation? If so what was their response, and if not, why not?
15. Why were the CCP results delayed until after the Arizona Primary, and why were they leaked to Republican Candidate Rick Santorum in advance unless they were politically motivated?
16. What exactly was the role of Mara Zebest in the production of the CCP report?
17. What exactly was the role of Jerome Corsi in the production of the CCP report?
18. Why was Mark Gillar, a well-known anti-Obama partisan, chosen to narrate the six short videos that constituted most of the posse’s presentation? Why were the videos posted to Gillar’s “TeaPartyPowerHour” YouTube account, the links to which were included in the sheriff’s press release? And did Gillar help make the videos as well?
19. Was CCP leader Mark Zullo one of the Surprise, Arizona Tea Party signers of the petition that started the investigation? Why was the page (linked to by WND) on the Surprise Tea Party web site describing the event scrubbed?
20. Did all CCP members agree to the findings? Why were none of the others introduced at the Press Conference?"
1 March - Phoenix New Times takes note of the fact that Arpaio's "evidence" is not only old news, but old DEBUNKED news.
"We actually looked at the report given out today during Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's announcement that he believes President Obama's birth certificate is a forgery, and there is a grand total of zero new information in it.
In fact, the report prepared by Mara Zebest -- who was at the press conference today -- is a rewritten version of a report she released in June.
All the "evidence" provided in the report today, including the "bitmapped text," "chromatic aberration," "layers," "clipping mask path," "white halo," -- literally every single thing in this report -- is eight months old.
It's easy to find, too, since conspiracy-theory king Jerome Corsi (also in attendance today) pimped out her report on his World Nut Net Daily website."
(Scribd link to Zebest's original report here)
"Most of the points in the report have already been used by others and unsurprisingly debunked, but one guy actually debunked her entire report point-for-point, which you can find below.
The Cold Case Posse really spent six months on this?"
Yes, yes they did.
(line by line rebuttal by Frank Arduini to Zebest here)
And in comments, another interesting tidbit:
"John Woodman 12 hours ago
I think it's perceptive to notice that their points are 8 months old. I personally authored a book, released 6 months ago, which also debunked every single point raised in regard to the birth certificate itself.
I contacted the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office last fall, urged them to read the book, and offered to answer any questions they might have. They stated that they interviewed dozens of people.I was not among them."
How very, very interesting.
"Tina 8 hours ago The revelation that this Birth Certificate "Report" is eight months old, not created by Arpaio's CCP masquerade at all, answers the question why the State of Hawaii never even received so much as a phone call from Arpaio's "investigators" inquiring about Obama's birth certificate.
Yep, Arpaio's Cold Case Posse's "work" was done before it even began. AND that woman's "work" was credibly debunked at great length long before Arpaio embroidered the lies at his Thursday press conference…..called especially so the lies COULD be embellished and expanded upon,,,,,and swallowed by uninformed listeners.
After this flagrant attempt to defraud the public, it's no wonder Arpaio refused to be interviewed by Channel 12 during its evening news broadcast. "
Not surprising. Remember how Arpaio handled the non-Tea Party reporters there? He did NOT want to answer any serious questions.
1 March - The New York Times reports on Arpaio.
"Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-appointed terrorizer of the Hispanic population of Maricopa County, Arizona, who is currently under federal investigation for discriminating against Latinos, held a press conference today that might stir up the ridiculous “birther” movement.
The sheriff released a 10-page document challenging the authenticity of the long-form birth certificate that Mr. Obama released last year. He claims it’s a “computer-generated forgery.” Based on news accounts, the report consists of previously aired and well-refuted claims about the typography on the document.
The only thing fraudulent here is the claim that the president is not an American citizen. There was no basis for this investigation. Mr. Arpaio’s assertions that he kept an “open mind” and would have been happy to clear Mr. Obama are just as unbelievable as the allegations themselves.
What’s actually going on here is that a law-enforcement officer, who has abused his position and the public trust to conduct a xenophobic vendetta against Mexican Americans, is also participating in a xenophobic – perhaps racially motivated – attack against the president of the United States."
And in comments:
After having slept on this, I have a slightly different take.
Remember that Sheriff Joe's Cold Case Posse was comprised of volunteers. I think what happened was that a local birther, Mark Zullo, volunteered for the job. Naturally a birther would look to birthers for help, and so his graphics expert was birther Mara Zebest, and the narrator of his film was Mark Gillar (of the "Tea Party Poser Hour") and of course his researcher at the National Archives was arch-birther Jerome Corsi.
This is a perfect example of what happens when you put the fox in charge of the hen house.
I think Sheriff Joe was predisposed to accept Zullo's multimedia dog and pony show, and suffers from the same confirmation bias that plagues all conspiracy-minded people.
March 2, 2012 at 8:14 a.m.
"Don Stewart Richland, WA Gosh I wonder if any innocent people are in jail in Arizona based on fabricated evidence. This does not look good for the judicial system there. March 2, 2012 at 8:08 a.m.
I grew up in the period of deep segregation in the South. There is absolutely nothing derogatory about blacks that I haven't heard said.
The day that Barack Obama declared his intention to run for president was the day I foresaw all of this and more besides. This man's skin color, his exotic upbringing, his parentage, his intellectual grasp of other cultures and other faiths are frightening to people who have never and will never have the cultural advantages he has had. And that he is a black man with all those advantages also infuriates many because, in their minds, no black should have all that when so many whites do not, regardless of how illogical that thinking is.
This barrage of hatred and jealously and determination to bring down a man of Obama's station is, for many, the only thing that makes their lives seem worthwhile.
March 2, 2012 at 7:53 a.m."
1 March - Fox News reports on Arpaio.
"Some critics suggest Arpaio's aim is to divert attention from his own legal troubles while raising his political profile as he seeks a sixth term this year. The sheriff vehemently denies such strategies are in play.
Arpaio's probe comes amid a federal grand jury investigation into the sheriff's office on criminal abuse-of-power allegations since at least December 2009, focusing on the sheriff's anti-public corruption squad. Separately, the U.S. Justice Department has accused Arpaio's office of racially profiling Latinos, basing immigration enforcement on racially charged citizen complaints and punishing Hispanic jail inmates for speaking Spanish. Arpaio denies the allegations and said the investigation is politically motivated."
1 March - At Slate, David Weigel comments.
"As I watched this announcement, a state legislator e-mailed me to opine. "What a shit show," said the legislator. And it was. Rarely do officials of the state call the press together to report rumors they heard from people who are related to Bill Ayers and heard a couple of things that might be true"
1 March - What a surprise, World Nut Daily reports on the event they scripted.
"WND senior staff writer Jerome Corsi and other WND staffers had found strong evidence the document was a fake. "
Well, when they ignore any and all evidence to the contrary, yes.
"It’s been an amazing journey unraveling this story against all odds,” said Joseph Farah, founder of WND and WND Books, which published both the best-selling hardcover and the e-book followup. “Most all the details of the fraudulent birth certificate are in these books. "
Ah! So it was all about trying to get rid of your stockpile of Corsi's book then.
1 March - Amazingly enough the VERY SAME DAY that Arpaio parrots Corsi's lies, Corsi and "investigator" Michael Zullo release a straight to e-book copy of said report at the low low cost of only $9.99.
“A Question of Eligibility” takes an in-depth look at the Arpaio Report and whether President Barack Obama’s birth certificate is authentic or a forgery, and therefore whether or not he is eligible to serve as the President of the United States of America. In the investigation, the President’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House is dissected piece by piece, as well as President Obama’s birth registration and Selective Service Card. Includes an introduction by Sheriff Joe Arpaio"
But this wasn't politically motivated, oh no no no.
It's almost like the "press conference" was a launch party for Corsi's latest book and an excuse to promote his previous books………..
1 March - Arizona Central notes that the "Cold Case Posse" didn't exactly do much in the way of homework.
"The investigation relied on volunteers working with an electronic copy of the president's birth certificate, which is available online, and pointing out inconsistencies with the electronic document. A representative with the Hawaii Attorney General's Office said no one from the Sheriff's Office ever requested to inspect or collect documents related to the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate."
So paying attention to World Nut Daily's cadre of "experts" was more important than actually contacting the agency or state responsible to double-check the finding of said "experts"???
"The inquiry relied on the research of an author, Jerry Corsi, who was working as a volunteer agent of the Sheriff's Office and who works for a website whose articles encourage readers to pray for Obama's defeat and to work to replace him with a "godly candidate." Corsi's writing credits include a book connecting Obama's presidency with the demise of the America and a 2004 book questioning Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's leadership in Vietnam.
Corsi said he was privileged to continue sharing his research with Arpaio's posse."
So basically all they did was repeat Corsi's lies then?
"This is not a politically motivated inquiry," Corsi said."
Corsi lies again.
2 March - Phoenix New Times asks if Arpaio's World Nut Daily-scripted conference was the low spot in his attention whoring career.
"As you may have heard, it's 2012, and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio actually thinks the President of the United States got into the White House using a forged birth certificate.
It's the latest entry in a long line of publicity stunts for Arpaio, and this one just so happened to take place while the sheriff's taking heat for the several hundred sex crimes his office bungled, and the Justice Department's claim that he's running a shop with the worst-racial profiling practices in U.S. history."
"maybe368 3 hours ago
This made Geraldo's Capone vault look like the discovery of King Tut's tomb. His "expert" Posse just hung the old fool out to dry. Proof that you maybe should hire an expert, like Datadoctors. Did everyone catch his "waste" gaff? He stopped himself after he said "waste", as in time, money, etc.. The press was not easy on him either. Finally some hope that he put a fatal chink in his armor."
"maybe368 3 hours ago
I was involved in law enforcement before I retired, and one thing that I know for sure from legitimate law enforcement agencies, is that they DO NOT comment on on-going investigations. One main reason is to make sure that all their facts are correct and that they are not embarrassed by stuff like this. The Feds won't even confirm that an investigation exists or not. Problem is that his tea bagger base doesn't let the facts get in the way of an attack on President Obama. "
"Tommy Collins 2 hours ago in reply to maybe368
Imagine the embarrassment of having to wear an MCSO uniform in public when the shurf gets up and delivers his mush spewing diatribe of manure, not revealing one shred of new evidence, and then says that somebody needs to investigate further.
This clearly demonstrates that (1) The cold case posse is incapable of conducting a thorough investigation. (2) MCSO has absolutely NO jurisdiction, and (3) There is NO probable cause to prove a criminal act has been committed.
Otherwise the posse could have prepared a draft arrest warrant affidavit for the person(s) responsible for the commission of said crime.
AND, the cold case posse members all know this is just mush being scattered in the political winds of Arizona.
By a mentally ill old man."
"maybe368 1 hour ago in reply to teknik1200
One other thing that I thought about was how an officer, with alleged "probable cause" is not allowed to present "evidence" that points to an individual, but then say "I am not accusing anyone". It is ridiculous on its face and just not done. Probable cause is the level necessary for an arrest, reasonable suspicion is enough for an investigation, he has neither. Where is the law and order bunch on this? Paleeeeeez!!!!!"
2 March - At "The Fogbow", Everalm has some tough questions for Corsi and Arpaio's "experts":
"Since I watched this monkey and organ grinder show I have become more and more irritated by the whole "expert" and "analysis" piece they spewed.
From someone who has actually had to stand up in court and support the digital forensics my teams have run on suspect electronic documents, forged emails, scanned images etc here are a small selection of the typical questions that I have had to defend and need to be answered........
What methodologies did the CCP and their “experts” use to seize forensically sound originals of the images they “analyzed”
Did they have access to the data storage device the file resides on or did they simply copy a file over the internet
If they did not have access to the originating storage media, what steps could they have undertaken to ensure the file they worked on is the file stored on the originating media.
Where are the work books detailing the steps undertaken, tests performed, individuals performing them, test software and hardware used
What methods were used to ensure inviolate copies of the seized originals
What steps were taken to take forensically sound working images of the “frozen” images
What steps were taken to ensure that the files being analyzed had a sound, inviolate chain of custody from start to finish
Which hashing method, version and application did they use
Where and how were the hash values stored and can they be demonstrated not to have been altered, amended or changed at any stage
Since, by the very nature of electronic transfer of data via the Internet, data can and (unless sound methods are in place) will be changed during the transfer and recording process, what steps, policies, processes, procedures, applications and methodologies were used to ensure an inviolate and sound copy was transferred.
What steps were undertaken to ensure that the file that was identified and copied was in point of fact originating from their supposed target. For example was any network traffic analysis undertaken to provide some surety that the believed target was the actual target.
In addition what steps if any were taken to ensure that the data was not maliciously or inadvertently altered, amended, changed or corrupted in transit through multiple routers and routes.
When the file was being worked on what assumptions were taken and worked on and where is the record in the report.
When the file was initially analyzed was it noted and recorded that the file meta data indicated it was created using a Mac computer using an operating system specific and embedded process to create a PDF file via scanning.
If so noted, where is it recorded in the working documents and where is the decision matrix explaining exactly which criteria were used to NOT replicate this and instead use Windows PC’s, a Windows operating system and a third party application to create a PDF.
Where is it documented and recorded that the CCP and their analysts identified which model, make and manufacturer of scanner was used to create the file and where is it also noted that the CCP and their analysts used the same to create and work on their images.
Now, that's 17 questions, I could probably flesh out a hell of a lot more."
That's a very good set of questions. Particularly the Windows one, since the document metadata on the long form PDF shows PDF creation in Macintosh OS X using that system's built-in graphics subsystem. (Quartz). Wouldn't it have made more sense to do the work using systems as close to the original ones as possible.
Oh, right, they weren't doing actual "research" and "analysis".
2 March - The conservative blog "Hot Air" comments on Arpaio's conference.
"However, in the massive effort to investigate the birth certificate, Arpaio and his “cold case posse” overlooked one detail:
The investigation relied on volunteers working with an electronic copy of the president’s birth certificate, which is available online, and pointing out inconsistencies with the electronic document. A representative with the Hawaii Attorney General’s Office said no one from the Sheriff’s Office ever requested to inspect or collect documents related to the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate.
I’m no Columbo, but wouldn’t the first step in investigating a potentially fraudulent birth certificate be to check with the issuing authority to see if it matches their records? The state in Hawaii has twice validated Obama’s published birth records, and the Honolulu Advertiser published a notice of Obama’s birth the week these records say it happened, a rather significant piece of contemporaneous evidence that investigators would normally find interesting. Seems to me that an “investigation” might have would-be detectives talking with these officials to see what they know, or at least asking the state to recheck their records."
And in a later update:
"Update: A good reminder from commenter Tom Servo: “[I]f you remember Rathergate, you will remember that all document certification professionals agree that a copy of an original can *never* be certified as an original or a fake, since too many uncertainties are created by the duplication process. Only the original can be certified; the failure to ask to see the original is pretty good proof that this commission was a joke right from the get-go.” Indeed. One would think professional “investigators” would know this."
Not even other conservatives are biting.
2 March - The conservative National Review" doesn't seem very happy with Arpaio either.
"About this birth-certificate business, though: You are looking like more of a fool than usual. If you expect us to believe that there was a conspiracy — originating before the birth of Barack Obama — involving the Honolulu newspaper, local and state governments, the White House, foreign regimes, and National Review, and that said conspiracy remained undocumented until Sheriff Joe’s Maricopa County Irregulars sleuthed it out, you are asking a lot. There are many famous characters to whom you might be compared; Sherlock Holmes is not one of them.
Sheriffs are supposed to comport themselves with dignity. There’s nothing more dangerous than a lawman with a taste for publicity. You want to be a little more Ed Tom Bell and a little less Janet Reno.
Go back to abusing felons. Stick to your core competencies."
2 March - The Arizona Republic suggests that Arpaio's dog and pony show was intended to distract people from his other problems.
"The sheriff's people worked with the assistance of WorldNetDaily, one of the chief conspiracy-theory organizations in the country.
The investigation into President Obama's birth certificate was instigated by "tea party" members from Surprise, a group of voters that Arpaio wants and needs as he fights the federal probe into his office during an election year. Perhaps using the "birthers" to stage a career rebirth for himself.
The sheriff declared Thursday, "This has nothing to do with politics."
Really? Not even a teeny tiny bit? Like maybe that federal grand jury probe over alleged abuse of power? Or that U.S. Justice Department letter outlining allegations of racial profiling and other problems within the sheriff's department?"
And it's pointed out that Arpaio has a history of striking at critics.
"One of Arpaio's chief critics, Randy Parraz, co-founder and president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, issued a statement about the sheriff's press conference saying, "Unfortunately for Maricopa County, Sheriff Arpaio has chosen to be a tea party sheriff. This behavior is consistent with Arpaio's tactics of retaliating against his critics.
"The Department of Justice's recent findings letter documents numerous incidents of racial profiling, discrimination in the jails and retaliation against critics of Sheriff Arpaio. Today's release of Arpaio's investigation into President Obama's birth certificate exemplifies the extent to which Arpaio will use his office and resources to appease some of the most extreme residents in Maricopa County."
"I serve the 4 million people in this county," Arpaio said. "When 250 people come up to me and say, 'Sheriff, you're the chief law-enforcement officer, will you look into it?' I'm not going throw it in the waste basket and forget it."
Unless, maybe, it's those hundreds of child sex crimes. Or is bringing that up also political?
Thursday's dog-and-pony show wasn't about a law-enforcement investigation. It was theater. A performer requires an audience. And even though the folks who live in Arizona have seen the same show with the same showman again and again and again over the years, we keep watching."
Maybe this will be when Arpaio finally jumps the shark.
2 March - Politico comments on Arpaio.
"Arpaio said there needed to be a criminal investigation into the matter but doubted that Hawaii officials could do it.
“Will they do an independent investigation, fair, honest, professional?” Arpaio asked, according to The Tucson Citizen. “I don’t know.”
And you didn't ask either, did you??
2 March - In the UK, The Telegraph makes Arpaio an international mockery.
"Most Republican critics of Obama have given up pursuing such widely discredited "birther" allegations. But the investigation by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, carried out by what he described as five-member volunteer "posse," was prompted by a request last August from a group of conservative Tea Party activists in the Phoenix valley.
The White House has had to deny repeated claims that Obama was not born in the United States. In April, 2011, Obama released a longer version of his birth certificate to try to put to rest the speculation within some Republican circles that he was not born in the United States.
"A 6-month long investigation conducted by my cold case posse has led me to believe there is probably cause to believe that President Barack Obama's long form birth certificate … is a computer-generated fraud," Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a news conference.
Arizona Democratic Party finance director Dan Mitchell later sent out an email on Thursday seeking to parlay the sheriff's claims into cash donations for the party.
"Stop the ridiculous Tea Party, birther, GOP nonsense, click here to make a donation to the Democratic Party now," the message read."
2 March - Arizona Central makes a couple more observations about Arpaio.
"Given that he has now secured the “birther” vote, it would not surprise me if the sheriff would now direct his volunteer posse sleuths to appease other the conspiracy theory folks who might assist him in the polls in November.
“Proving” that we all watched a “fake” moon landing is an obvious choice, of course, but not the only one.
I’m sure the sheriff’s investigators could provide some proof that the 9/11 attack actually was staged by the U.S. government, as some believe, or that the Illuminati control all of the world’s governments, or that Jimmy Hoffa really IS buried under the old Giants stadium.
Or, perhaps most important of all, Arpaio might finally be able to reveal if Curt Shilling’s sock really was bloody during the 2004 World Series or if it was ketchup.
And what about the Phoenix lights? And Roswell? And the Bermuda Triangle?
A reporter is not supposed to divulge sources, but I have it on good authority that each of these investigations is pending.
Elvis told me.
He’s living in a trailer park in Apache Junction (with Jim Morrison and Tupac) and has recently joined the sheriff’s posse."
2 March - The Christian Science Monitor reports on Arpaio.
"The sheriff's zeal for chasing illegal immigrants has made him a favorite among like-minded people, such as state Rep. Carl Seel, who plans to revive efforts to pass birther legislation in Arizona. But the sheriff's actions also have brought scrutiny. In September 2010, the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the sheriff, saying he had refused to cooperate with a civil rights investigation. Then, in mid-December of last year, the Justice Department after a three-year investigation issued a scathing report against his office over consistent bias against Latinos and retaliation against those who complained. The sheriff maintains that the federal government's actions are politically motivated."
2 March - Meanwhile, the plaintiffs of the Georgia Birther Ballot Jihad get a rude surprise from the courts there.
Not only are all the cases consolidated, but Van Irion's PHV request is denied, and they get told a very familiar word.
(Scribd link here)
"The above-captioned actions are before the Court on the Petition(s) for Judicial Review of Petitioners David Farrar, et aI., Carl Swensson, Kevin Richard Powell, and David P. Welden, which were filed in this Court on February 13, 2012 and February 15, 2012, respectively. Although initially assigned to four (4) different Superior Court Judges, the matters were transferred to the Honorable Chief Judge Cynthia D. Wright, to whom the first-filed case was assigned (Farrar, et al v. Obama, et af., Civil Action File No. 2012CV211398), because each is an appeal of the same decision issued on February 3,2012 by Administrative Law Judge Michael M. Malihi in the Office of State Administrative Hearings and thereafter adopted by the Secretary of State"
In other words, no, you can't judge shop.
"Based upon Georgia law and governing precedent, the Court finds it has no authority to exercise jurisdiction over the Democratic Party of Georgia's selection of the names(s) to be included in the Presidential Preference Primary or to examine the qualifications of those individuals. Therefore, these actions should be DISMISSED in accordance with O.e.G.A. § 9-11-12(b).
Additionally, even if the Court had determined that O.C.G.A. § 21-2-5 applied to these matters and provided the Court with appellate jurisdiction over same, the Court finds that Petitioners have failed entirely to perfect personal service upon Respondent(s) as required by O.C.G.A. § 21-2-5(e) and O.e.G.A § 9-11-4. See Bible v. Bible, 259 Ga. 418, 418 (1989).
Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AND ADJUDGED that Respondent Barack Obama's Motion(s) to Dismiss in the above matters are GRANTED, and the above actions are hereby DISMISSED."
No, you can't have appeal, not yours.
2 March - Not surprisingly, Dr. Orly is pissed (malware and redirect warning)
"AS EXPECTED FAR LEFT ACTIVIST JUDGE IN ATLANTA CAME UP WITH COMPLETE IDIOCY ORDER AND DISMISSED ALL 4 CASES AND WE ARE OFF TO A MORE CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT OF GA.
Posted on | March 2, 2012 "
Where you will be told "no" again.
"You can see, that her order is the same BS, as was written by Obama’s attorney."
Translation - "Wahhh! She cited actual facts and the law at us!!"
" I can tell, that she did not even take a minute to read our pleadings, she did not read one single word. Her order was ready before she even got any opposition papers by the defendants."
Oh, she more than likely found them as believable as Judge Malihi did.
"This corrupt judge did not even read my petition and did not respond."
Maybe because your PHV request was denied and you weren't part of the case?
"Now I know why her lesbian lover shot her after years of a relationship. The woman is just corrupt as can be."
Just when you think Dr. Orly can't get any lower, she keeps digging.
"Now I have to juggle opposition in MS and new complaint to the Supreme Court in GA"
Where you will be told "no" again.
"I have my first patient in half an hour and I barely slept tonight after submitting the pleadings to Indiana and Georgia."
Sounds like your patient has a really good case for dental malpractice here. Maybe the California Dental Board should be told?
2 March - I think we can safely say that Van Irion is annoyed as well.
"Just in! Only 90 minutes after filing our opposition, the Chief Judge issues a three-page opinion granting Obama’s motion to dismiss our appeal. It seems obvious that the Court’s opinion was written before they asked us to file an opposition. Also, the dismissal was granted while the Court had not even received the record of the hearing held by the lower court. In other words, it ruled without even reviewing the record or reading our plaintiff’s opposition"
Oh, I'm fairly certain the court had read Judge Malihi's decision in all it's glory.
2 March - Van Irion continues his whining.
"The President and his attorney dishonor the Georgia Administrative court again by violating that court’s order to appear."
Where you promptly lose to an empty table.
"Late that same day the Chief Judge signs an order denying LLF’s motion to have Van Irion admitted as a visiting attorney in this case, preventing LLF from filing the opposition that the Court had ordered us to file 6 hours earlier. (Note that I’ve been admitted as a visiting attorney in 5 states and at every level of court, both state and federal. I’ve never been denied admission before. Further, my local attorney sponsor was a sitting member of the state’s legislature, making this denial even more shocking.) Even more outrageous is the timing of the denial, made just hours before a Court-set deadline, after the Court sat on our motion for more than two weeks."
I will point out the other out-of-state judge was denied as well.
Though I suspect the courts are starting to get tired of the birther traveling legal circus.
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Shorter version - "Plea$e $end u$ $ome money"
2 March - John Woodman gives his three cents on Arpaio's "investigation"
"It is interesting that Sheriff Arpaio’s official report was prepared by birther activist Mara Zebest*; and appearing with Sheriff Arpaio in the press conference and actually taking part, to some degree, in the investigation, was WorldNetDaily reporter Jerome Corsi — both of whom I debated regarding the evidence, just over a month ago. That debate was rather a sham, with Zebest offering ridicule in the place of reasoned argument, and Corsi claiming he would answer my charge of his having previously presented false information — and then failing to do so. Jerome Corsi and Mara Zebest are perhaps the two most prominent activists in spreading the claims that Mr. Obama’s birth certificate is a fake.
Let me repeat that, for anyone who might have missed it: Of the issue’s two most prominent activists in promoting claims of forgery — one of them was literally involved in the investigation — and the other prepared the posse’s official report."
Gee, it's like Arpaio had, oh, I dunno, absolutely no interest in finding out the truth of the matter or examining any evidence that didn't back up Corsi's claims.
Or even, maybe, that the "investigation" got exactly the results and conclusion that World Nut Daily paid for. Granted, that would be a complete and total violation of journalistic ethics, law enforcement ethics, and maybe even the law, but minor picky details….
"Last fall, I twice contacted Sheriff Arpaio’s office to let him know of my 3-month, 500-hour investigation, and/or to offer my help. His posse claims to have interviewed dozens of people and examined hundreds of documents during a 6-month investigation. But although my name was actually mentioned in his press conference — in the “concluding” video — I was not among those consulted or interviewed.
Moreover, their investigation seems to have produced very little that had not already been publicly claimed — and debunked — at the time they initiated the investigation."
What a surprise.
"From the investigative point of view, as far as I can tell, Sheriff Arpaio’s office has completely failed to meaningfully interview people on both sides of the issue. The Sheriff’s posse had before them an accusation that the President of the United States is a fraud — that he has a forged birth certificate. They quite obviously paid a good deal of attention to those making the claim that the birth certificate is forged.
But they appear to have failed to even TALK to those who were able to explain why those charges don’t make sense — even in an instance in which one of those people contacted their office twice, to offer his assistance."
Again, what a surprise.
It's becoming more obvious Arpaio was bought and paid for.
2 March - Turning the Scale comments on Arpaio.
"Show us your records, boy! That’s what this nonsense is all about.
Arpaio is disingenuous, to say the least, when he claims he’s not accusing Pres. Obama of fraud. No, Joe, of course not. You’re just saying he’s using a birth certificate that doesn’t exist, and that the Selective Service registration card he has is forged.
But you’re not accusing him of a crime.
Thankfully, most of the reporters at the press conference – the ones who weren’t shills, anyway – peppered Arpaio with questions that made him squirm, or punt to Zullo. And they kept asking things he didn’t want to answer.
Such as, what do you do now?
Well, I’m not sure where I’m going to go with this, he said.
You claim to have evidence that a fraud involving the President of the United State’s birth documents has been perpetrated, and you’re going to sit on your hands and try to figure out what to do with it?
You’re a terrible liar, Joe. And you’re a worse “investigator.”"