In today's dispatches, the biggest news is, of course, the return of tribble mobility scooter and giant blowhard Donald Trump to the steppes of birtherstan. With the undead ferret glued to his scalp, Trump has gone full-tilt birther.
In response to his supporter, financial contributor, and campaign surrogate Donald Trump's ear-piercing birther screeching and outright lies, Mitt Romney shows the same level of backbone and leadership skills one would expect to find in a vat of plankton.
We have some birthers debating between hanging or beheading for President Obama, including some law enforcement jokes about "taking out" the First Family. Rudy Davis throws his Dallas birtherpoolza, with James Manning, Dr. Orly, Miki Booth, and a very special message from Terry Lakin being feted and praised by tens of people.
New Hampshire state rep Harry Accornero shows his patriotic spirit by denouncing the military for not overthrowing the scary black man. Mitt Romney not only ignores the birthers associated with his campaign, but releases his own COLB that wouldn't pass the sniff test if the birthers actually showed any consistency whatsoever.
Mike Zullo and Jerome Corsi find "exciting new news" from Hawaii, which sounds more like "what, this crap again???" And the current GOP seems to think that pandering to birthers is fun!
25 May - Long time readers will note that every time the birtherstani are confronted with things like "facts", they move the goalposts. Again.
The Atlantic Wire shows this progression with tribble mobility scooter Donald Trump.
"To understand the nature of birtherism, it helps to look at the case of another cultural phenomenon that has far outlasted the climate it evolved from -- Donald Trump. You might be asking yourself, how is birtherism still a thing, more than a year after President Obama released his long-form birth certificate? But that question has it backwards. How could birtherism thrive without the birth certificate? Before it was released birthers were waiting for the ultimate evidentiary shoe to drop. All attention was focused on demanding that single piece of paper. Now that the birth certificate is printed in effing Obama campaign mugs, for crissakes, the birthers can detach themselves from facts altogether and freely follow every one of their paranoid inclinations on whatever path they lead. Each false headline or inaccurate scrap of promotional material can be endlessly examined. Existence of the birth certificate was is the only proof the conspiracy needs. Why would Obama release his birth certificate if there wasn't a controversy?
Trump, too, is a product of such circular logic. His public persona is premised on his business savvy, but his success -- appearing as the host of a popular reality competition show, licensing his name to other people's real estate developments -- is all dependent on his persona of business savvy. And that is why Trump is the perfect public face of birtherism. He no longer has to prove his case, because it has already been disproven, so Trump is free to market himself and birtherism in the most flamboyant way possible.
Watch Trump go through the phases of birtherism until he finally throws of the shackles of the last remaining ties to reality:"
25 May - Charming.
"U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan's staff has removed all the posts on his Facebook page from a man who endorsed the notion of hanging President Barack Obama as punishment for treason.
The comments referring to the president that a man identified as David Butler posted Wednesday on Duncan's Facebook page were removed Thursday. By Friday morning, the rest of Butler's posts on the Republican congressman's Facebook page had vanished.
Allen Klump, a spokesman for Duncan, declined Friday to answer questions about Butler or his Facebook posts."
"Also Friday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Capitol Police in Washington, D.C., said the agency is looking into concerns that Duncan has expressed about Butler.
"We are investigating," said Capitol Police Lt. Kimberly Schneider."
"On his Facebook page and in the now-deleted posts from Duncan's page, Butler has expressed support for a group called Oath Keepers.
Gaffney resident Rex McTyeire, a retired Army Special Forces major who is listed as president of the South Carolina chapter of Oath Keepers, did not respond to email or phone messages Friday.
Critics such as the Anti-Defamation League have labeled Oath Keepers as an extremist anti-government group that seeks to recruit active and retired military members, law enforcement officials and firefighters to its ranks."
Oh great, it's the "Oath Breakers" again.
25 May - Has there ever been a President treated with this level of casual disrespect before??
"But a source within the Richmond Police Department (RPD), who does not want to reveal his identity for fear of retribution, is blowing the whistle on the department.
The man tells CBS 6 News’ Sandra Jones that inappropriate comments were made by a 20-year police veteran, against the president and first lady.
“There was an officer providing exterior security to the President on that day on the phone with the supervisor. The supervisor said to that particular officer, ‘you’re down there right? So, you can take a couple of shots, you might have to kill yourself, but you can take a couple of shots.’”
The RPD source said the supervisor said that to a sharpshooter while on the phone during the department’s roll call on the day of the president`s visit.
The source also said that “another officer in the background started talking and he said, ‘yeah, somebody should plant a bomb underneath the stage while they’re on there and blow it up.’ “
And the police source also said comments were allegedly made about Michelle Obama.
“Nobody wants to see her anyway — unless she gets undressed or get naked,” the source told Jones was what one officer said.
No one at RPD is commenting, but the department is investigating the alleged incident."
27 May - We have video of Rudy's Dallas Birtherpoolza.
At around 0:10:16 of so, there's a crowd shot.
I count around 30 people.
Really? Wasn't Miki Booth claiming over 100 would be there??
Nope, 30. Which places it in the low average as birther events go.
28 May - Another Dallas birtherpoolza video. With a special message.
Yep, a special message from ex-convict Terry Lakin. Who is trying to pimp his upcoming book. Not to mention spreading some Lakin love among the birtherstani by giving a shout-out to all 30 people at the Dallas birtherpoolza.
And it sounds like Lakin has really gone full-blown conspiracy nutter.
28 May - So, want to know how New Hampshire State Rep Harry Accornero (R-Laconia 4th) marks Memorial Day??
Well, like any red-blooded supporter, and co-plaintiff of Dr. Orly's, (not to mention writer for the Pest and eFail), he marks it by spitting on any pretense of patriotism or honor.
"Harry Accornero - N.H. State Representative for District 4, Laconia · 305 like this
18 hours ago ·
I hold these truths to be self-evident:
“Assuming the Office of President by a non-natural born Citizen is Treason”
(Obama is NOT a natural born U.S. Citizen, and is committing TREASON)
“Accepting & legitimizing that act of TREASON is itself an act of Treason”
(The U.S. Congress, the Judiciary, and SCOTUS are committing TREASON)
“Acknowledging Obama as President becomes an act of Treason”
(ALL soldiers who accept him as their CinC are committing TREASON)
“Only We The People–United, can STOP these acts of Treason”
(If we fail to try, then we ourselves are committing TREASON)"
So basically, anyone who doesn't follow the birther party line and actually believes in things like "facts" and the "truth" and "rule of law" are traitors in the mind of Harry Accornero.
28 May - You know, Mitt Romney seems to have a leadership failure when it comes to birthers.
There was his Arizona co-chair demanding the State of Hawaii show that darkie's papers. And Romney said……nothing.
And now tribble mobility scooter Donald Trump has gone birther again, and the Romney campaign's response?? "Oh, we can't be held responsible for the views of our supporters…"
"Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney isn't taking a position on supporter Donald Trump's return to the controversy over where President Barack Obama was born.
Romney said Monday evening that while he doesn't agree with all the people who support him, he appreciates their help to get him at least 50.1 percent of the vote in November.
Romney's comments come about 24 hours before appearing at fundraiser in Las Vegas that Trump is hosting.
Earlier this week Trump again stated that Obama was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia. That view has been debunked repeatedly. Obama released his long-form birth certificate in April 2011 showing he was born in Hawaii while Trump weighed entering the Republican primary race."
Well, of course he's not taking a position. That would require having a backbone and some moral courage, not to mention some actual core principles.
28 May - Rudy gives his own take on his birtherpoolza.
He sounds a bit discouraged. And upset at Pizza Hut because they wouldn't deliver to the church's area due to "safety and security measures."
Because Rudy seems to think his getting a pizza is worth risking a driver's life. And it says something interesting about how low end that church really was.
He said they were prepared for 300 people, and "not that many people showed up.
A bit of an understatement it seems. But that's okay, because Rudy is willing (so he claims) to lay down his life for birtherstani lies.
He's annoyed that a larger church didn't donate their meeting space for his birtherpoolza. (Rudy seems to have problems with Mormons too)
By the way, as for the area the church was in?? Yeah, I can see why Pizza Hut might not deliver.
"More than 1,000 children in Fair Park of South Dallas sleep on floors, many without electricity, and with little food. A recent "Poverty in Dallas" tour of by the Greater Dallas Justice Revival (GDJR) church leaders throughout South Dallas revealed miles after miles of poverty. "Poverty worse than the infamous ninth ward of New Orleans" says Rev. Don Parish of True Lee Missionary Baptist Church, one of the tours host.
The Dallas Morning News affirmed that statement in a special report today, by reporter Kim Horner. 58 percent of residents in the Fair Park area lacked a high school education compared with 40 percent of Lower Ninth Ward residents. 62 percent of South Dallas adults had not jobs, compared to 59 percent in the Lower Ninth Ward. 33 percent of South Dallas families lived below the poverty line, about the same as in the Lower Ninth Ward.
The three hour tour took the church leaders through the communities of Fair Park, Jubilee Community, and South Oak Cliff.
"We were all left in tears seeing the plight of small children without beds, without food, without hope." said Cassie Boren, an Episcopal leader."
Sounds like the pastor of Rudy's church should spend less time grandstanding debunked conspiracy claims and more time actually serving the community around their church.
Oh, silly me. That would mean they actually cared about what Christ taught and preached…..
29 May - And the Barack Obama campaign points out the lack of courage that Mitt Romney is showing when it comes to Donald Trump's birtherism.
Underscores that McCain was willing and able to tell his supporters "no, you're wrong", whereas Romney seems unwilling or unable to show the same leadership.
29 May - Business Week points out the risk Romney is running by not denouncing Trump's birtherism.
"Romney’s campaign has sought to downplay Trump’s remarks, while trying not to anger someone who can be helpful with fundraising.
“I don’t agree with all the people who support me, and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said yesterday before leaving California.
The fundraiser will be at the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas. Romney will be joined by former Republican presidential primary rival Newt Gingrich, who will be making his first appearance with Romney since ending his White House bid May 2.
Romney’s campaign is raffling off a meal in June with Trump and the candidate as a fundraising pitch. "
Profiles in Cowardice.
29 May - CNN also takes note of the Romney campaign's unwillingness to show the same courage and leadership John McCain did in 2008.
"The new video by the Obama campaign contrasts Romney with Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the last Republican presidential nominee. The video starts by saying "As Republican nominee, John McCain stood up to the voices of extremism in his party."
Then McCain is seen in clips from the 2008 presidential campaign pushing back against supporters’ claims that Obama wasn't an American. In one of the clips, a woman speaking to McCain at a campaign event says, "I have read about him, he's an Arab.” McCain shakes his head and responds "No ma’am, no ma’am. He's a decent family man, citizen, that I just happen to have disagreements with."
The video then asks, "Why won't Mitt Romney do the same" and proceeds to highlight clips of Trump over the past year questioning whether the president was born in the United States.
Trump will join Romney and former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for a campaign fund-raiser in Las Vegas on Tuesday evening. Romney's campaign is also raffling a chance to have dinner with the celebrity businessman for supporters who donate $3 to the campaign.
"I want you: Dine with the Donald," a campaign flier proclaims, along with a drawing of Trump in the pose of Uncle Sam."
29 May - Remember in 2011 when Donald Trump claimed to have investigators in Hawaii and we wouldn't believe what they found? (and we never heard anything more about it??)
Remember when Dean Haskins did the same thing? (and we never heard anything more about it??).
I suspect this latest from Mike Zullo of the Maricopa CCCP follows in those footsteps.
"A letter from Hawaii’s Department of Health verifying Barack Obama’s birth in Honolulu has not only not stopped Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse work on the island…"
Did anyone think it would?
"…his lead investigator reports it has actually “opened the door” to some “shocking revelations” the posse is promising to disclose."
*Yawn* We've seen this script before.
"Among the details leaked early by Cold Case Posse lead investigator Mike Zullo: There are allegedly several stamps bearing Registrar Alvin Onaka’s name “floating around” inside the Hawaii Department of Health."
Yeah, it's kinda funny that a records office might actually have more than one official stamp.
They have no idea how such an office works, do they??
"But Zullo – who met with Hawaii Department of Health officials in Honolulu the day before the letter to Bennett was issued – said the verification did deter the investigation briefly, but “actually, what looked like it was going to be almost like a deal killer, in a sense opened the door up to a greater avenue of investigational material.
“There is a lot that has been uncovered as a result of it,” he said.
“I can’t disclose to you what we’ve discovered, but it’s going to be a shocking revelation at our press conference,” Zullo promised."
So in other words, Corsi is busy trying to figure out what debunked lies and myths to recycle this time.
“From what you’re telling me,” Gillar said, “it sounds like the next press conference is going to be even more amazing than the last press conference back on March 1st.”
“It will be,” Zullo responded. “The information … is going to be breathtaking when it’s released.”
And haven't we heard THIS script before too??
29 May - The birtherstani are peeing on the carpet over the tribble mobility scooter going full metal birther again, with hopes that Romney will also cross the border into birtherstan.
"Orly Taitz, the dentist cum lawyer cum California Senate candidate who has filed numerous colorful lawsuits challenging Obama’s birth certificate, is thrilled. “Romney is correct, this is long overdue,” Taitz told Salon. “I do believe that the Romney campaign is sending a message that they are questioning Obama’s eligibility.”
Or that the Romney campaign is sending a message that they have no control over their message and will do or say anything to get money.
"Joseph Farah, the publisher of the conservative news outfit WorldNetDaily, which devotes the vast majority of its time to advancing new grist for the birth certificate mill, agrees. Farah sees the campaign’s use of Trump as a subtle way to appease what he sees as a surprisingly large voting bloc who still have doubts about Obama’s birth, all without making the candidate actually say it himself.
Which would mean that Romney is even more cowardly and gutless than we originally thought.
"Though neither said they’ve been contacted by the Romney campaign, Taitz said she has been invited to two Romney fundraisers by their hosts, including one who was a Bush-era ambassador to Spain."
I'm sure you'll get that call……any……day……now.
29 May - While Wolf Blitzer is known for allowing those on the right to say whatever they want without giving those on the left any reply, he seems to draw the line at birtherism.
"Trump continued to argue that "many people" do not believe in the authenticity of Obama's certificate, and told Blitzer that if he reported the story "accurately," he might get better ratings, which Trump said he thought were "pretty small."
After Trump continued to argue in favor of birther conspiracy throes, Blitzer said, "Donald, you’re beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you."
"No I think you are, Wolf," Trump fired back. "Let me tell you something, I think you sound ridiculous and if you’d ask me a question and let me answer it."
"Here’s the question," Blitzer interrupted. "Did the conspiracy start in 1961 where the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu advertiser contemporaneously published announcements that he was born in Hawaii?"
Not surprisingly, the Donald actually thinks that.
"That's right. And many people put those announcements in because they wanted to get the benefits of being so-called born in this country. Many people did it. It was something that was done by many people even though they weren’t born in the country. You know and so do I. And so do a lot of your viewers, although you don't have many viewers, Wolf," Trump argued."
And, interesting enough, Trump doesn't want to back his claims up.
"Blitzer later asked Trump to give him a name of someone who considered Obama's birth certificate fake. "I don't give names," Trump pressed."
What a surprise.
29 May - Media Matters comments on Donald Trump's renewed birtherism.
"Donald Trump went on CNN this afternoon to do what has become his specialty of late: make a complete fool of himself. His appearance was precipitated by every sensible person on both sides of the aisle wondering why, exactly, Mitt Romney voluntarily chooses to associate with Trump, given the real estate mogul's vocal obsession with birtherism and his many years as the cartoonish avatar of repellant avarice.
So there he was, in the Situation Room, getting manhandled by Wolf Blitzer on President Obama's place of birth -- an issue that never actually was an issue and was unmercifully put to rest by the president himself when he released his long-form birth certificate. The highlight of the interview? After Trump questioned the birth certificate's authenticity, the presence of Obama's mother at the hospital, and the birth announcements in the Honolulu papers, Blitzer responded with admirable restraint: "Donald, you're beginning to sound a little ridiculous, I have to tell you."
The new fuel for Trump's birther fire is the Breitbart.com "exclusive" about Obama's publisher wrongly claiming 20 years ago that he was born in Kenya -- the same "exclusive" that the Breitbart people said had nothing to do with birtherism. During an interview with CNBC earlier today, Trump referred to the Breitbart story, claiming that Obama told his publisher that he was "born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia." He brought it up again in his CNN interview: "Obama hates the subject. When his publisher comes out with a statement from him made in the 1990s that he was born in Kenya and that he was raised in Indonesia, and all of the sudden it comes out, I think it's something that he doesn't like at all."
That's factually incorrect; the statement was not from Obama but was rather a "fact-checking error" by the literary agency, which told Political Wire: "There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii."
Regardless, it's become the new shiny object for the incurable birther remnant. Who could have predicted?
29 May - Salon comments on Trump's return to birtherstan and Romney's seeming inability or disinterest in refuting him.
"On the day he’s hosting a supposed $2 million fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Las Vegas, Donald Trump doubled down – wait, is it tripled down? – on his birther nonsense in a hilarious interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. The normally deferential Blitzer wound up telling Trump: “Donald, Donald, you’re beginning to look a little ridiculous.”
Obviously Blitzer could have cut “beginning to look a little” from his put-down, but those were harsh words coming from Blitzer. Trump had already insulted the CNN anchor’s ratings, telling him, “Frankly, if you would report [the birther conspiracy] accurately, I think you would probably get better ratings than you’re getting, which are pretty small.”
So Obama surrogates Hilary Rosen and Cory Booker were almost universally denounced for ill-chosen words on behalf of the president, but Trump gets to insult not just Obama but an influential cable news anchor on behalf of Romney with no reprisals? That’s the old IOKIYAR double standard at work, but this time, it might actually backfire and hurt Romney.
For his part, Romney refused to either cut ties with Trump or denounce him. And his refusal to do so was a craven exercise in electoral groveling. “You know,” he told reporters Monday night, “I don’t agree with all the people who support me, and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1 percent or more, and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.” What else will Romney do to get to 50.1 percent? Stay tuned."
Of course, it's not like Romney has shown leadership before:
"Of course, that’s not the first time Romney has refused to denounce or distance himself from a Republican supporter. When Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” he merely said it was “not the language I would have used.” When Ted Nugent said “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will be either be dead or in jail by this time next year,” Romney simply asked for more civility in politics. When a supporter said Obama should be “tried for treason,” Romney didn’t challenge her at all and later told reporters: “I don’t correct all of the questions that get asked of me. Obviously I don’t agree that he should be tried.” Romney keeps getting served big fat pitches to let him take a swing at a defining moment of political courage, pitches that he could knock out of the park. He just watches them float by."
I guess Romney thinks that core principles and morals are for the little people.
29 May - Over at Birther Report:
"Anonymous said…[Reply] They will not move on Obama just now possibly because of thinking there will be riots from the black people who will say it is a move on Obama because he is black. That is what we have armies and national guard troops for. These people should not be allowed to cause an usurper and fraud to be in our WH. If they are that ignorant, then they need to be quelled by force if necessary. I personally do not believe it would cause that big of a problem. Proof is proof. Maybe they are waiting until the election gets him out. We should never allow people to demand outside of law and be appeased with the lie they are demanding. May 30, 2012 12:00 AM"
Don't you love it when these "patriots" call for open season on their fellow Americans for the thought crime of doubleplus ungood nonbirtherthink??
"P.Edmonds said…[Reply] Could it be any more obvious that the media knows that Obama is ILLEGALLY occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If "Birthers" are merely a bunch of crackpot-nutjobs as you traitors in the 'main stream' media would like the general public to believe, why do you seem to be so concerned that Donald Trump would exercise his 1st amendment right to think and speak to what the growing mountain of evidence would suggest. I hope and pray this nightmare comes to an end soon. To witness the FBI removing the imposter in handcuffs on national TV would just be icing on the cake. May 29, 2012 3:29 PM"
"P.Edmonds said…[Reply] The media meltdown has gone into overdrive. Once this fraud is blown wide open, the television media in this country will once and for all be proven PHONY & IRRELEVANT! We must all be prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect our families, friends and neighbors. The end of this terrible nightmare could be as ugly as anything we've seen in our lifetimes. May 29, 2012 5:45 PM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] sheriff arpaio conference in two weeks, kenyan commie panic is setting' in. May 29, 2012 3:49 PM"
Because the last one was so effective??
"Ever since Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio publicly declared that Obama's birth certificate was a forgery, I have been receiving a steady flow of requests to evaluate this claim. Personally, I've been trying to stay out of it since it really isn't new. Arpaio's entire claim is based on the fact that the PDF document contains "layers" and he interprets that as fraud.
I debunked this specific claim of fraud nearly a year ago. The layers are actually due to a simple optimized setting when the PDF was created. Since then, major media outlets have duplicated the same layer-effect by enabling the optimization, and there are even YouTube videos that show how to do it yourself. To reiterate: it is not fraud; it is a configuration setting for one type of optimized PDF. The results are repeatable and conclusive. And most importantly: this claim of fraud was debunked nearly a year ago."
Since when has facts mattered to a birther?
"Frankly, I am just amazed that someone who is supposed to uphold the law would conduct an investigation this way. According to Arpaio, both he and Mike Zullo -- head of the "Cold Case Posse" -- relied on research conducted by unnamed 'volunteers'. He said many things that are provably inaccurate. For example, he said that the layers in the PDF were an indication of tampering, even though there are plenty of videos and write-ups that show step-by-step how to enable the optimization and see the same type of layers yourself. One would think that, after six months of investigation, they would have actually seen that it is trivial to duplicate by enabling the optimization. I cannot help by think that the unnamed volunteers are actually people like Ron Polland -- a person who repeatedly lied about his credentials and used pseudo-science to support his baseless claims of fraud and tampering.
More stunning is this quote from the East Valley Tribune:Zullo also said the fact the Honolulu newspaper had a birth announcement at the time proves nothing, saying the newspaper accepted such messages without requiring proof the person actually had been born in the state.
So… Zullo is implying that the conspiracy to elect Obama dates back over 51 years. I mean, Zullo is implying that the Honolulu newspaper regularly announces non-Hawaiian births for foreigners. This would make sense if the paper had a few million birth announcements for 1961. Otherwise, why would the paper randomly select one alleged foreign birth out of everyone born in the world and forget to mention Kenya? And what are the odds that the random selection became President nearly a half-century later? (Hey, perhaps this is related to the Bay of Pigs invasion that happened a few months before Obama was born…)
I have some serious concerns here. If this is the type of logic that Zullo and Arpaio use for investigations, then all of their previous work should be suspect."
That would be a logical conclusion, yes.
30 May - Looks like Rudy Davis' small birtherpoolza has pushed him further around the bend.
Basically he's upset that Donald Trump is getting all the attention, and wants someone like James Manning, Dr. Orly, or Joe Arpaio to be the "lead birther". He's also annoyed that Rep. Ron Paul won't go full metal birther, and that YouTube only allows him 15 minutes
Oh, and he wants President Obama to be publicly beheaded. Seriously. At 8:05 he says:
"…once he's been convicted in a court of law, it would be easy to convict him, because the evidence is overwhelmingly against him. We don't need to send him off to prison, don't need to send him out of the country. We need to behead him publicly. That is the only and proper punishment for Obama. Just like Oliver Cromwell beheaded King Charles the first."
And then at 8:47:
"What do you think the proper penalty for deceiving over 300 million Americans, and usurping the Commander in Chief position and our nuclear codes? And basically being the most treasonous person in the history of America. What do you think the penalty for that is? Oh, you were a bad illegal alien, oh you were a bad guy. Public beheading, once he's convicted in a court of law. We got to have a court of law, and he needs to be publicly beheaded on television, prime time. In the open on a sunny day. That's how serious it is. You guys think I'm exaggerating, I'm not exaggerating at all. That's exactly what needs to happen to him. And if anybody's squishy about it just ask me to do it, I don't have a problem with it."
"…this is what happens to you. In prime time, in broad daylight, under God and everybody and no secret room anywhere like they did Saddam Hussain. There ain't no secret room with only special VIP guests to get in. We're going to do it in the public square, nation-wide, global-wide television, in a sunny broad day. Public beheading. That's the proper answer for what needs to happen to Obama for what he's done."
"…and if you have any problems once he's convicted in a court of law with doing the public beheading, call me."
And today's extra special visit from the Secret Service goes to…..
Oh, and the comments are extra special:
"Behead the bankers the lobbyists the warmongering corporate whores the dumb bastards who keep voting these demons in to power , then do the media, the zombie military,then if the blade is not to dull do obama but get your priorities in order. surfing 6 hours ago"
"Rudy you know a posse of righteous men could stop this fraud and take back the country,,,problem is theres only on man willing to give his life for the truth,,,and thats you my friend,,,Im a woman and Id give my life for the truth and I can see your wife is the same way. We need a posse of righteous men to arrest the criminals on capital hill and the criminals in the WH
FinalCountdown2Jesus 5 hours ago"
"Exactly! Obama is like the Head of the dandelion, cut it off but you fail to kill the root. It is the Zionist Jews as they are known as today but always have been the Literal Sons of Satan, the first being Cain, who rule this world and are the enemies of The Most High. Men like Paul and Trump FEAR the 'John 8:44 synagogue boys. 99$ of the christian world think these people are 'God's Chosen People. This is REALLY the GREATEST deception ever done to the Christian world. ProudBirther in reply to surfing (Show the comment) 4 hours ago"
"224,000 Military Officer's, 624 federal judges, 535 Member's of Congress, 50 State Governor's is a good start. If they have not spoke in anyway against this in over 4years they are all complicit in the crime! Hang them all! in the districts they represent! No excuses!
theonlyhabsfan 3 hours ago"
"Oh, I forgot all those Lawyers and law enforcement officials and don't for get Michelle Obama as well!
theonlyhabsfan 3 hours ago"
"Rudy, When the Zionist Sons of Satan ACLU and the two fold more devils on the Supreme Court removed Prayer from Public Schools or the Ten Commandments from classrooms or courthouse where was the uprising by the men and women of God to say NO! When these devils make abortion legal and pornography a 1st amendment right where was the Christians?
Why will God give a Crap if a Usurper sits in the White House?
The FIRST beheadings should be of false 501 3c shepherds that mislead the sheep of God
ProudBirther 3 hours ago"
"One call will do it all. Beheading wouldn't be foreign to a muslim.
anyonefindAMERICA1 2 hours ago"
29 May - In a move that shows some further pandering to the birtherstani, Mitt Romney releases his birth certificate.
"Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.
Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney's birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.
So on a day when real estate and media mogul Donald Trump was trying to help Mitt Romney by stirring up a new round of questions about whether Democratic President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Romney's own birth record became a reminder that in the 1968 presidential campaign, his father had faced his own "birther" controversy."
The article goes on to say:
"Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump, said that Trump and Romney never talk about issues Trump has raised elsewhere regarding Obama's birth certificate. Instead they talk about jobs, the economy and other matters of public policy."
This is the same Michael Cohen who was with Trump when he met with Arizona tea party birthers and the Pest and eFail.
Why do I suddenly doubt his claim?
"Asked whether Trump sees any double standard in going after Obama when Romney's father faced similar questions about his presidential eligibility, Cohen told Reuters: "I don't think (Trump) has ever thought about Mitt Romney's father's birth certificate."
Of course not. Romney is white, after all…..
A PDF of the certificate is here. There's a couple things I noticed about it that would send a big red flag if the birthers were to apply the same claims, requirements, and analysis to Romney's birth certificate as they did to President Obama's.
1) It's a short form "Certificate of Live Birth". How many times did we hear the birthers claim that a COLB isn't a "real" birth certificate, and that only a "long form" is valid?? Remember how the birthers claimed that someone couldn't even play little league with a COLB???
2) There's a period of five days between birth and the date it was filed. Remember how the birthers make a big deal over a three-day gap on Obama's?? Also it says "date filed", not "date accepted". We all know how much the birthers went apedump over that on Obama's??
3) The bottom of the graphic is cut off.
4) It shows his father was born in *gasp*, Mexico.
5) When then-Sen. Obama first released his COLB, the number was blanked out. A certain percentage of birthers took that "alternation" to mean that the entire original document was now invalid. Romney's has "void" down both sides.
6) It's a document released on the internet. How many times did we hear the birthers claim that a document on the internet means nothing??
7) Funny thing happened when I opened it up in Adobe Illustrator. Can we say "layers"???
8) No hospital name.
9) No raised seal.
10) It was printed on a laser printer, and everyone *knows* there were no laser printers in 1947.
By the way, it was scanned into PDF on a Canon product, not using Adobe software. In much the same way it seems as President Obama's long form was scanned into PDF on a scanner hooked to a Macintosh, with no Adobe software used either.
I'm sure that Arizona SoS Ken Bennett will be writing the State of Michigan right way to confirm that the information on this document is accurate and correct.
I'm also quite sure Ron Polland/Polarik, TechDude, SteveC, Mara Zebest, and all the other birtherstani document "experts" will be presenting their opinions of Romney's COLB using the same impartial analytical skills they showed when studying Obama's COLB……..
29 May - Well, we have an idea what debunked lie Jerome Corsi plans to use as his new "shocking evidence" from Hawaii. Remember all the way back in 2009 when the birthers were claiming the Obama administration were finding sources of early 60's paper, ink, and a period printing press to forge a long form?? Remember how last year Corsi said he had a "mole" in the State of Hawaii Department of Health who made the same claim??
"An intelligence source in Hawaii who warned early last year that a forged Obama birth record would be released now says that amid continued doubts about the authenticity of the document posted on the White House website, a forged “original” birth certificate intended to pass forensic inspection by using 1961 materials is being prepared and could be released as an “October surprise.”
The source, who has contact with Hawaii government officials, was questioned by Mike Zullo, the head of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse team. Zullo recently returned from a trip to Hawaii to follow up on leads in the posse’s investigation of Obama’s eligibility for the 2012 election ballot in Arizona. Arpaio announced March 1 that his team found probable cause that the document posted by the White House April 27, 2011, is a forgery."
Now last year Corsi's "source" was supposedly an employee of the Department of Health. And this year they're only in "contact with Hawaii government officials". By which we can assume that:
1) Corsi's "contact" was demoted or terminated from employment, or:
2) Corsi can't keep his lies straight.
My bet is #2.
"The Hawaii source said ink and paper from 1961 have been secured to create an “original” document that would correspond with the digital copy posted on the White House website."
And yes, this old rusty claim again. Corsi seems willing to try and play any card left.
"As WND reported one year ago, radical supporters of Barack Obama have openly admitted their role in the forging of a Kenyan Obama birth certificate."
This would be the "Bomford" certificate that some birthers to this day claim was real, right?
29 May - The Orange County Register talks about what would happen if Dr. Orly actually won the primaries in California.
Short form, the GOP does "well, we're screwed".
"“Embarrassment and disaster … will befall the party if Orly Taitz becomes the calling card of the GOP in 2012,” Ramirez said in a recent press release."
29 May - Not surprisingly, "Birther Report" is once again sniffing Corsi's panties.
"Bob M. from Ohio said…[Reply] The world doesn't revolve around 'man'. Man is a guest and a very short one indeed. When man believes the world revolves around him, he becomes GOD, Even if there was no God (which I'm positive there was a creator), then man would be far better off to invent one, as otherwise a Man could become a God. As in Pharaoh. Man must strive to serve this real or imaginary God and this God must strive to serve man, so he must be a righteous God indeed. Real or not. He must be a God of 'consequence' indeed. It is far better for man to be in servitude to a higher righteous authority then to place man in servitude to man. God is man's throttle and life affords sufficient reasons, phenomena and mystery to prove God or to allow for him. Without God man would be incapable of controlling his speed for bigger, better, faster, more and worse yet throttling the lust for self indulgence, and to all of our demise the lust for power, uncontrolled power. We've heard and seen this before and it is not new to any of us now. Barrack Obama or who ever he is: is no God. He is a man and he owes us answers now. Mitt Romney, far from being God struck like Obama is also a man who either lusts for power or comes in service. Mitt, it's your time to put up or quit. Doing this will force Obama's hand. Mitt are you in the service of self or God? Mitt will you act as a citizen hero or just another pimp like Obama? Tell the truth. Serve God and serve the people of this nation. Protect the Constitution, it was inspired by God and framed by greater men then you or Obama put together. Will you act like him, the self indulgent messiah or will you act in love of God and country and end this in complete and open truth, even if you have to quit? It's the Truth, Stupid! May 29, 2012 9:02 PM"
Someone needs their meds adjusted.
"AR925 said…[Reply] He won't be in office through June or July so there won't be an October surprise. Hey stupid idiots in HI, we know you can still buy typewriters so don't even try it. You're just digging a deeper hole for yourself. And TRUST ME we will come after YOU too. WE THE PEOPLE will win this battle & the end of this nightmare is coming soon. That my friends, you can take to the bank. May 29, 2012 10:02 PM"
"RS said…[Reply] …Yes stupid OBots. Do you want to try another forgery while WND has an inside source who would or could become a witness for the prosecution? Are you guys that stupid? Do you stupid OBots and delusional Foggers want to try it? Probably, as long as some other Jim Jones kook-aid, Dem drinker takes the risk.
What are the names of the state Federal prisons in Hawaii? Some Hawaiian officials may soon get to personally know the big house soon.
May 29, 2012 10:23 PM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Slow down the victory parade. You make me wanna puke. Yes -- Obama is "on the ropes" ; he could fall before the DNC Convention. It is possible. BUT BUT …. There can be NO MERCY for any coconspirators OR ENABLERS. Every member of Congress has been provided extensive evidence that Obama is a fraud-- a criminal - a usurper. And they have lied to the people and ignored the people for years. I will tell you MY FEELINGS --the first JERK in prison is OBAMA; the next JERK in PRISON is John McCain….. and many more will follow. AND a BONUS Prediction -- Boehner has held up the Holder Contempt charges on fast & furious, because he will be the INTERIM POTUS. You see, the Obama/ Biden ticket is bound together and will be removed from office as one action. That leaves Boehner as INTERIM POTUS ( please - no cartwheels or applause). Take NO solace that the Dems will almost be extinct after the Nov. Election - because the problems in America are NOT DEMS or REPUBs -- it is P's Progressives, and they come in many flavors. Much work to do. Tax the FED at 2 % for 7 years, then phase the FED out over the next 3 years. Debt be gone. May 30, 2012 5:25 AM"
30 May - One might get the feeling that Geraldo Rivera had little use for Christopher Monckton.
"Geraldo Rivera reminded us yesterday that he's still alive, after telling conspiracy-theorist Lord Christopher Monckton that he and the rest of the "birthers" are "all smoking crack together."
Monckton, not surprisingly, was just in Surprise on Monday to talk to the "Surprise Tea Party Patriots," with donations going to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse.
Monckton, another individual who denies being a "birther," told Rivera there are "clear irregularities in the document," that document, of course, being President Obama's birth certificate.
While Monckton was talking up "birther"-ism and Arpaio, the guest from the left chimed in -- Adam Peck from Think Progress -- saying the "notion that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the United States' preeminent sheriffs is like saying Chef Boyardee is one of the nation's preeminent cooks."
30 May - And GOP pandering to birthers continues:
"In an address to a Michigan Tea Party group in early May, former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) called for a government office to verify presidential candidates' citizenship and lamented Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) opposition to questioning President Obama on his birthplace.
When asked about Obama's birthplace, Hoekstra said he wanted to see a three-person governmental panel check candidates' legal credentials to be president. The footage was first obtained by The Hill.
"At any future election someone would have to walk into that office and prove that they meet the minimum qualifications to be president of the United States," he said, suggesting "an FBI person, maybe a CIA person and one person managing those two people" to run the proposed department."
30 May - Former Rep. Pete Hoesktra's idea of a "Birther Czar" is met with well-deserved mockery.
"On Wednesday Michigan Democratic Party quickly pounced on the exchange, first reported by The Hill. "You can’t get much further outside the mainstream than calling for the creation of a birther office staffed by the CIA and FBI," said Mark Brewer, chairman of the state party in a statement.
"Our leaders should be focused on creating jobs, not on creating a new federal bureaucracy to comb through birth certificates," he added. "Hoekstra’s radical plan to appoint a Birther Czar shows just how far he’ll go to win the support of Tea Party radicals like Donald Trump.""
30 May - World Nut Daily throws a fit because PRWeb has decided it's "not credible". Maybe due to the fact it's, oh, I dunno, not credible?
"But push came to shove when BOPAC submitted a press release promoting a fax campaign directed toward Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett who was calling on the state of Hawaii to validate Obama’s birth certificate. The release cited WND reporting.
In a conference call with the editorial staff of PRWeb BOPAC was told it could not cite WND and get its press releases disseminated."
Gee, I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't believe a highly-partisan biased "news" source that routinely prints lies and outright dishonesty. (/sarcasm)