In today's dispatches, Dr. Orly gets to cut Damon Dunn's attorneys a check. Mark Hatfield And Van Irion appeal to the Supreme Court their empty chair loss. Lawrence Sellin is still overseas trying to rile up the seditionist fringe. Dr. Orly is asked why her case against Kathleen Sebelius shouldn't be tossed.
I suspect Terry Lakin's book should be reclassified as "fiction". Mike Zullo and Jerome Corsi may have stayed in someplace a bit better than their little grass motel during their Hawaiian holiday, while we have more of a breakdown into what Maricopa county taxpayers are on the hook for.
Boldly going where only Dean Haskins has gone before, the Article II Super Dexlue PAC dangles $25k in Colin Powell's direction. We have more of the "Jump Room" insanity to play with.
But the big news, of course, is the Joe Arpaio (a wholly owned subsidiary of World Nut Daily) dog and pony show, were Joe Arpaio and Mike Zullo (curiously, Jerome Corsi stayed in the background this time), spewed forth more debunked claims and outright lies, topping out with Joe Arpaio calling the entire State of Hawaii a "National Security Risk" for not coughing up that uppity boy's papers when the Maricopa CCCP demanded they do.
It's a particularly vile piece of work, which mostly seems to have been planned as a distraction from Arpaio's court date on 19 July. It's complete with lies about both Hawaiian AND Arizona State Law, recycled and debunked coding claims, an "interview" with no transcript, and a new, extremely biased "expert".
The usual gang of idiots eat it up with a spoon. Joseph Farah whines that he's ashamed to be a journalist, (which is okay, since journalists are ashamed of Joseph Farah.) It looks like World Nut Daily is giving campaign help to Joe Arpaio. Dr. Kate joins in on the Hawaii-bashing, while Lame Cherry's blood-soaked fantasies has the entire government put up against the wall and shot, or hung by the neck until dead. Starting with the President and working their way down.
5 July - Case dismissed in Taitz v Dunn. Dr. Orly to pay costs.
(Scribd link here)
13 July - World Nut Daily reports that Mark Hatfield and Van Irion have joined forces to appeal their loss to an empty chair to the Supreme Court.
"An announcement is expected sometime in the fall on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will decide just exactly who is a “natural born citizen” as required by the U.S. Constitution for all those who would be president."
And I suspect the answer will be "no".
"Officials with the Liberty Legal Foundation confirmed they have filed an appeal of the ruling from the state Supreme Court in Georgia, and a decision by the nation’s highest court on whether it will accept the case is expected over the coming months."
Yes, when they get back from vacation.
"Officials with the Article 2 SuperPAC, who have been involved the case, said it originated when the plaintiffs challenged Obama’s candidacy on the ballot before Michael Malihi, an administrative judge who decided without evidence from Obama or his lawyer that he was eligible for the office and his name could appear on the Georgia ballot in 2012.
At the hearing level, Malihi simply threw out all of the evidence and ruled in favor of Obama, who, along with his lawyer, snubbed the hearing and refused to appear at all."
Actually he ruled the "evidence" as having no credibility. And both Hatfield AND Van Irion must really still be feeling butthurt over their loss to an empty chair.
13 July - Over at Pravda OnLine, uber-patriot Lawrence Sellin continues his Helsinki-based sedition train.
"The time has come for mass public action by ordinary Americans against those who are perverting the Constitution.
Exposing Obama before the November election will shake the entire corrupt political system to its core and create a window of opportunity for the American people to take back control of their government.
Post the following in every public area in the country:
"Barack Obama, an illegal President, a stolen Social Security Number, a forged birth certificate, a forged Selective Service registration."
Force the corrupt politicians to do the right thing. Force them to tell the truth."
13 July - In Dr. Orly's lawsuit against Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Dr. Orly gets an order to show cause as to why the case should not be dismissed.
(Scribd link here)
"Here, plaintiff fails to state any basis for venue in the Central District of California. First, although the Complaint alleges that venue in this case is based on “FOIA” (the Freedom of InformationAct, 5 U.S.C. § 552) and 42 U.S.C. § 1988(a) (“Section 1988(a)”), neither provision is applicable in plaintiff’s case. The Complaint does not assert a FOIA claim. Section 1988(a) does not provide any independent basis for venue. Second, the Complaint does not allege the residence of any defendant,much less that any defendant resides in the Central District of California or is otherwise subject to theCourt’s personal jurisdiction. Finally, it does not appear that any significant portion of the events or omissions that give rise to plaintiff’s claims alleged in the Complaint occurred in the Central District of California.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that plaintiff shall show cause in writing, on or before July 27,2012, why this case should not be dismissed for lack of venue.
Plaintiff is cautioned that the failure to comply with this order and/or to show cause, may result in the dismissal of this action for lack of venue.
If, in light of the contents of this Order, plaintiff believes it is appropriate voluntarily to dismiss this federal action (without prejudice to raising her claims in a proper venue), plaintiff may sign and return the attached voluntary dismissal form by July 27, 2012 in lieu of responding to the Order to Show Cause"
13 July - Meanwhile, Dr. Orly moves to have the judge recuse themselves in her lawsuit against Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
(Scribd link here)
"Based on conflict of interest of Judge Gee being an Obama appointee and the case challenging legitimacy of Obama due to his use of forged identification papers, Plaintiff respectfully requests judge Gee to recuse herself as a judge in this case and have the case reassigned to a judge, who was not appointed by Obama and does not have an inherent conflict of interest, and who is located in the Southern Division of the Central District of California."
Basically she doesn't like the fact that the judge was appointed by President Obama and that the courthouse is in Los Angeles rather than near her house in Santa Ana.
14 July - Terry Lakin pimps his ghost-written birtherpoolza of a book over at World Nut Daily.
"Even the “ch’mos” (child molesters) who were incarcerated in Fort Leavenworth with Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, the military physician court martialed for refusing orders because of concerns that Barack Obama wasn’t constitutionally eligible to be commander in chief, recognized that Obama’s release last year of a Hawaiian birth document didn’t resolve the question.
That’s according to Lakin’s new book, “Officer’s Oath: Why my Vow to Defend the Constitution Demanded that I Sacrifice my Career.”"
Because Lakin is such a credible source on this subject… (oh, and according to the UCMJ, Lakin is NOT entitled to be addressed by his former rank due to his dismissal from service)
Why do I suspect that Lakin or his ghost-writer are making crap up??
"He had tried for years to obtain confirmation through the channels inside the military, through his congressional representatives and other available channels, to no avail."
A complete and total lie. Lakin got several answers though those channels, and he - repeatedly - refused to accept those answers.
"So he decided his oath of allegiance to the Constitution required him to refuse an order from the chain of command headed by Obama. That would, he thought, force the issue, and possibly elicit an answer."
You got an answer - dismissal due to refusal to obey lawful orders given you by your immediate chain of command.
"Lakin describes the comments of other prisoners upon hearing news reports regarding the White House release of Obama’s supposed birth certificate:
“One question, Terry.”
“All you were asking for was a birth certificate, correct? If Obama had nothing to hide, how come he didn’t release it a long time ago?”
“I guess what they say is right: No one knows a con job better than a convict,” Lakin wrote."
I suspect that this conversation happened completely in Lakin (or his ghost writer's) head.
"Lakin notes that Obama claimed to have “had every official in Hawaii … confirm that, yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii.”
“‘Every official in Hawaii’? I guess the president did not consult with Tim Adams. During the 2008 election cycle Adams served as senior elections clerk for the city and county of Honolulu,” Lakin wrote."
Actually Adams was a temporary worker who didn't have access to the records he claimed to have.
But hey, in birtherstan, the tall tale of a temp worker that was told at a white nationalist convention on a white nationalist radio show trumps actual state officials.
“If you don’t know about Adams, there is a reason why. Within a week of his one radio interview on the subject [he was] put under a gag order,” Lakin wrote. "
"Pulled out of his ass" is more accurate.
"He also responded to Obama’s characterization of concerns over his legitimacy as “silliness.”
“‘Silliness’? Is that what all my efforts amounted to, court martial and imprisonment included? "
Yes. And "stupidity"
“I figured the president had to say something, but what he said did not convince me. My fellow inmates knew what I was in Leavenworth for, and they said out loud pretty much what I felt.”
“‘If this is a sideshow,’ said one prisoner, ‘Obama is the one who caused it.’”
The more I read this story, the less credible Lakin sounds. If he had this conversation while in Leavenworth, it was during breakfast with the contents of his bowl of cereal.
"Lakin told WND a major concern that remains today is that officers all across the U.S. government take an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution which, in fact, requires certain qualifications for any president, including that he be a “natural born citizen.”
That’s where Obama has been challenged, some alleging he wasn’t born in the U.S. and others asserting it would make no difference since the Founders considered a “natural born citizen” to be the offspring of two citizen parents. Obama’s father was a foreign national visiting the U.S. as a student.
Lakin told WND he wonders how other officers are able to ignore the Constitution’s requirements, in light of their oath to uphold that document."
Ah, so Lakin has now gone full metal birther and believes the de Vattelist craptrap as well.
And just to underscore things, World Nut Daily uses Rudy Davis' video dryhumping in their article!
14 July - "Birther Report" rides World Nut Daily's coattails.
"Anonymous said…[Reply] The Supreme Court has finished its 2011-2012 term is on summer recess until October 1, 2012. This appeal wouldn't be heard, if the Supremes decided to accept it in the Fall, until after the November election. July 14, 2012 3:53 PM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] The four justices who were fed up with Chief Justice Roberts legislating from the bench should vote to bring this to the full court. That's what it takes - 4 votes. Then let it be decided once and for all, based on Vattel's Law of Nations (used in the definition of NBC status) and the cases sited above. July 14, 2012 5:24 PM"
Good luck with that, skippy.
"Torch n PitchForks said…[Reply] With this "Supreme" Court, you can bet your bottom dollar that the ruling will be: "Anyone Born Anywhere By Vaginal Birth, Regardless Of The Citizenship Of His Parents". July 14, 2012 5:37 PM"
So people born via c-section aren't citizens??
"Brian said…[Reply] Wonder if SHERIFF JOE will seek criminal charges against BHO during Tuesday press conference? You don't think this might influence the SCOTUS? July 14, 2012 9:22 PM"
I suspect not.
14 July - Remember how Mike Zullo was telling people that him and the deputy assigned to him were staying at a cheap hotel during the Maricopa CCCP's Hawaiian junket?
Yeah, about that…
"One of them: Which hotel did Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Brian Mackiewicz stay at? Taxpayers might want to know; after all, they paid for the room.
Mike Zullo, the head of the sheriff's Cold Case Posse and lead birther investigator on the island trip in May, had told me his room overlooked "an alley, a liquor store and a check cashing place, with just a sliver of the ocean."
Here's the hotel: the Ala Moana in Honolulu. It's not pricey oceanfront, but it's not a No Tell Motel, either. I checked the reviews on Trip Advisor, and it rates in the middle of the pack. If you've stayed there, I'd like your review.
I obtained the hotel info through a Freedom of Information request to Maricopa County. The deputy's bill was $1,323 for a nine-night stay. "
And it's not like they followed the rules any…
"One other nugget from the FOI request: A county budget review of the trip reports that it should have been cleared with the county manager -- that's policy for any trip outside the continental U.S."
15 July - And speaking of dry-humping, Birther Report rides World Nut Daily's coattails again.
"Dealio said…[Reply] Without storming the capitol and arresting all involved, (which is the only way), someone please describe to me how they see, and/or envision, this crises ending, if at all. July 15, 2012 12:18 PM"
"Dealio said…[Reply] 5:16, In other words, we're going to have to go to Washington and end this ourselves. No way can we allow this to stand. Continuing to live with this lie is unacceptable. Justice absolutely must be served, no matter what the cost. We cannot waiver. Enough is enough. We go. July 16, 2012 5:58 AM"
Dealio wants his revoltio, but seems unwilling to leadio.
Oh, and give money.
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Everyone must commit and follow through to send $100 a month, every month to the Lakins. They currently have zero assets, and the Lawyers (for more than 1 law firm) are owed almost one million dollars. This debt must be paid first, and then the Lakin family must be restored to financial stability. Remember, the Obots are making it impossible for Terry to look for work. Sending $100 a month, every month, is the best way to defeat the Obots. July 15, 2012 3:15 PM"
How do they expect the Lakins to live on $500 a month?
15 July - Didn't tribble mobility scooter Donald Trump get the memo from Jerome Corsi that National Student Clearinghouse corrected their database??
"Very strange--why do database records contradict @BarackObama and show he was only at Columbia 1 year?"
And he doesn't even know when he's become a joke!
"A true honor. @PressSec considers asking for @BarackObama's college transcripts a "Donald Trump question."
And over at Birther Report:
"Marvin said…[Reply] If anyone knows how to contact Ted Nugent and D. Trump ask them to watch Sheriff Joe's newsier tomorrow! July 16, 2012 2:14 AM"
I'm sure they have the kleenex and hand lotion all ready.
15 July - CBS station KPHO-TV in Phoenix has some more financial info on the Maricopa CCCP's little Hawaiian holiday.
"The sheriff's office said it will provide details gathered in the posse's recent trip to Hawaii and an update on the ongoing investigation at a press conference scheduled for 2:30 p.m. in Phoenix.
A sheriff's office spokesman said the information will shock the White House and even the president himself."
Where have we heard this before?
"CBS 5 News took a hard look at how much this investigation has cost so far, and how many county tax dollars his investigators spent on the trip to Hawaii. Arpaio has denied any taxpayer money was spent on the trip.
According to records obtained from the county:
The trip cost roughly $9,600 overall.
$750 for airfare for a deputy.
$1,300 for lodging.
More than $1,100 dollars for meals.
The lone "sworn" deputy spent $103 a day on meals for 11 days. That's the maximum amount the county allows as per diem."
So no taxpayer money, except for $9600 for their trip, not to mention all the MCSO resources that have been shanghaied to support Corsi and Farah's jihad against President Obama.
16 July - Once again, the birtherstani recycle old tricks. This time the Article II Super Duper Extra Crispy Buck of PAC decide to follow in Dean Haskins' footsteps and offer $25,000 to Gen. Colin Powell if he'll only sit down and listen to the birthers blather.
(Scribd link to ad here)
"General Colin Powell, We the People challenge you to meet with Sheriff Joe Arpaio/Cold Case Posse of Maricopa County and look "below" the surface and seek the truth. Sheriff Arpaio, a man with outstanding content of character, is honoring his Oath by following the letter of the law while being guided by the principle - that no one is above it. What about you, sir? Will you honor your Oath? Will you take the lead to save America?"
So "outstanding content of character" is birtherstani for "racist bigot who's getting paid off by World Nut Daily to abuse his office and taxpayer resources in a partisan witch hunt." Good to know.
The wording of the ad is very similar to Dean Haskins "challenge" to Powell, minus the "Benedict Arnold" reference. Hmmmmm....
16 July - World Nut Daily tries to get the ball rolling for their 17 July Arpaio/Corsi dog and pony show.
"At a news conference Tuesday in Phoenix that will be live-streamed by WND, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse will present “indisputable proof” the Obama birth document released by the White House is a forgery, according to the posse’s lead investigator."
I'm smelling warmed over bovine byproducts again.
"Mike Zullo said the new information was developed during an investigative trip to Hawaii in May."
They're going to show their vacation pictures, aren't they? We really don't need to see Jerome Corsi in a speedo!
"The investigative team also promises to release more conclusions drawn from computer analysis of the document the White House released April 27, 2011."
So, more Mara Zebest debunked lies? Or are they going with Paul Irey and/or Douglas Vogt's debunked lies??
"Three weeks after the March 1 press conference, Arpaio said there would be “tons” more potentially shocking information on Obama in connection with his probe into the president’s eligibility."
None of which has been seen or presented to a District Attorney or Attorney General…..
"Zullo said at the time he could not reveal more information but noted he and his investigators had reservations about a letter stamped with Registrar Alvin Onaka’s name that was sent to Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett as verification of Obama’s Hawaiian birth.
Zullo said the letter fails to list Obama’s birth date and is merely stamped with the registrar’s name, while another person’s initials appear next to the signature."
*Snork* Are they going to claim that Ken Bennett got a forged letter from the State of Hawaii?? Really??
16 July - Once again, demands that Joe Arpaio to come clean about using taxpayer money for the Maricopa CCCP.
"Dressed in Hawaiian garb, members of CBA were at Arpaio's executive office on the 19th floor of the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Phoenix today, demanding that the sheriff face some of the taxpayers' footing the $10,000 bill for sending an MCSO deputy to Hawaii as part of the birther probe.
At first, Arpaio claimed no taxpayer money was going to be used in investigating the often-debunked Tea Party-inspired conspiracy theory.
But that quickly changed when the sheriff sent MCSO Deputy Brian Mackiewcz to Hawaii on the taxpayer's dime, accompanying "cold-case posse" volunteer and lead birther investigator Mike Zullo.
"This is about a sheriff's betrayal of taxpayers," Parraz said at the press conference. "So we're waiting for him to retract that statement…that no public money was used for this investigation."
He's still waiting to find out how Corsi wants him to spin this.
"Still, it seems unlikely Arpaio will stop trying to prove that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery.
In fact, tomorrow, in a press conference timed to coincide with the start of a racial profiling trial against Arpaio in federal court, the MCSO is scheduled to release details on what Mackiewcz and Zullo supposedly uncovered in Hawaii."
Hmm…..once again some interesting….timing…..on the part of Joe Arpaio.
17 July - Some conspiracies are even crazier than others.
"A third whistle blower has confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was a participant in the CIA’s teleportation "jump room" program of the early 1980’s.
Bernard Mendez made this allegation during a seminar held in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 1st under the auspices of the B.C.-based ExoUniversity.org.
During the seminar, Mr. Mendez stated that he, Mr. Obama, former DARPA director Regina E. Dugan, Andrew D. Basiago, and William B. Stillings attended a jump room training class taught by Maj. Ed Dames at College of the Siskiyous in Summer 1980.
Bernard Mendez also stated that he teleported with Mr. Obama and Mr. Basiago in jumps that took place from 1981 to 1983, when Obama and Basiago were college students."
"The jump room program resulted, Mendez explained, from an ET-human liaison project involving the Greys and the US government, in which the young Americans involved were selected by the Greys and then trained by the CIA.
“This astonishing revelation means that President Barack Obama is a contactee selected by the Grey extraterrestrials to participate in the secret space program,” Mr. Basiago commented. "
"The CIA apparatus has been suppressing evidence that (3) Mr. Obama was pre-identified in 1971 via quantum access time travel as a future U.S. President and essentially briefed and groomed for the job by CIA since 1980.
The subject matter of Barack Obama's identity as (1) a life-long CIA operative/asset and (2) pre-identified as a future U.S. President in 1971 by the CIA using DARPA time travel technology will be explored in a Sunday Sept 9, 2012 ExoUniversity.org Forum, entitled: “Who is Barack Obama?: The Time Travel/Teleportation Connection” with Andrew D. Basiago & Alfred Lambremont Webre."
17 July - It really is lookinglike Joe Arpaio might be using birtherism as a distraction from his other problems.....
"Not much publicity is bad publicity for "Sheriff Joe," who has risen from small-town obscurity to become a staple of national conversation on the back of controversial PR stunts – whether they involve Mr Obama's birth certificate or, to pluck another example from Mr Arpaio's CV, a policy of forcing prisoners to wear pink underwear. It is his stance on the thorny issue of illegal immigration which has earned him perhaps the greatest notoriety, however.
In recent years, his department has begun conducting high-profile "sweeps" of its territory, in which just under 30 per cent of citizens are Hispanic, arresting tens of thousands of suspected "illegals" and then handing them over to authorities for potential deportation.
On Thursday, this policy is due to land Mr Arpaio in Phoenix's Federal District Court. There, he will face a class-action civil rights lawsuit filed by several innocent victims of the "sweeps".
The plaintiffs include Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, a Mexican citizen who has a valid visa allowing him to be in the US, but was arrested, handcuffed, and held for hours by Mr Arpaio's officers in 2007 without being read his rights or allowed a phone call. They also include two US citizens, of Hispanic appearance, who were detained at gunpoint during another "sweep," without explanation.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, which is helping bring the case, the crackdowns on suspected illegal immigrants by Mr Arpaio's deputies – who are aided by civilian volunteer "posses," including some white motorcycle gangs – revolve around the illegal use of racial profiling, and should therefore be declared unlawful."
How very interesting. Once again Joe Arpaio schedules a "Cold Case Posse" announcement just before a court case or other legal announcement.
He wouldn't be using Corsi and Farah as a way to distract people from his other legal problems now, would he???
I look forward to someday when it's got uncommon to hear in Arizona phrases like "Where's the bathroom, I've gotta take an arpaio." Or "whoever left that big arpaio in the toilet, for god's sake, flush!" or "I ate at Taco Bell last night and I've spent all day in the can arpaioing,"
You know, a proper way to honor his memory.
17 July - The Phoenix ABC station also notes how much the Maricopa CCCP cost the taxpayers.
"The Maricopa County Office of Management and Budget documents show Deputy Brian Mackiewicz was sent on the trip to Oahu that was "not pre-authorized by the County Manager, as is required by Maricopa County's Travel Policy for all travel outside of the continental United States."
The document goes on to state, "a review of other jurisdictions' travel policies reveals that this level of authorization is unusual, however, most jurisdictions only require department director or appointing authority approval."
The paperwork details Mackiewicz's payroll and employer-paid benefits during the nine day trip totaling $6,417.85. It's noted the deputy's salary, retirement, FICA/Medicare and health benefits are included and would have been incurred regardless of the trip.
However, the total cost for airfare, lodging and meals according to the documents was $3,210.36."
17 July - How very funny. At the exact same time that the Corsi/Arpaio dog and pony show starts, World Nut Daily posts an article about what Arpaio is releasing at said dog and pony show.
Gee, it's not like it was, oh, I dunno, completely scripted now, was it??
"Arpaio told WND he intends to move the investigation and the new information to a higher authority within the federal government because of what he calls an imminent threat to national security and U.S. immigration laws. The threat is posed by a flaw in Hawaii’s law discovered by his investigators that allows a foreigner to obtain a Hawaii birth certificate.
“Although I am having a difficult time deciding who to forward this information to given the fact that the obvious choices report directly to the president, I cannot stand by and hold on to information that threatens to weaken national security,” Arpaio said.
Arpaio said he intends on keeping a case file open if more information surfaces or if federal authorities decide to ignore the case.
Zullo explained that along with new information discovered regarding the birth certificate since the posse’s March 1 press conference, his team has discovered Hawaii provides easy access to a birth certificate, even if the child wasn’t born in the state."
"Under Hawaii Revised Statute 338-17.8, a person only has to be an established resident of Hawaii, not necessarily a U.S. citizen, and pay taxes there for one year to be able to register an out-of-state or foreign-born person with an official Hawaii birth certificate."
[§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State. (a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child. (b) Proof of legal residency shall be submitted to the director of health in any manner that the director shall deem appropriate. The director of health may also adopt any rules pursuant to chapter 91 that he or she may deem necessary or proper to prevent fraudulent applications for birth certificates and to require any further information or proof of events necessary for completion of a birth certificate. (c) The fee for each application for registration shall be established by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91. [L 1982, c 182, §1]
Note the law was passed in 1982. Nor is it anything "new" or "breathtaking", but the same ol' birther shit we've seen before.
17 July - Been catching part of their press conference. It's interesting to note they the press they wouldn't answer any questions about Arpaio's use of taxpayer money for this "investigation". Gee, I wonder why.
Oh look. Arizona SoS and state campaign chair for Mitt Romney is there. What a surprise. "But he's not a birther, honest!"
"Show us the microfilm and we'll all go back home." Why does that sound a lot like "Show us your papers, BOY!"
Besides which, we saw how well that worked with both birth certificates.
World Nut Daily has said that anyone with a Hawaiian Birth Certificate is suspect. Well, if anyone with a Hawaiian Birth Certificate is now suspect, it looks like Miki Booth, one of her sons, and one of Terry Lakin's kids must now be deported as not being actual citizens.
Wow, Arpaio got REALLY bent out of shape when a reporter dared to ask questions about Mike Zullo's background.
Arpaio also didn't like being asked why this wasn't before a real prosecutor or district attorney.
So if Arpaio wanted to clear President Obama, why did he go from day one with a bunch of people spewing crazy conspiracy claims about President Obama....
Mike Zullo's breaking news - "UKL Lee", is actually a Verna K Lee. Wow. That's only been on the web for a bit over a year now….. It's quite odd though that he claims to have videotaped her, yet no video….
Zullo also gets really pissed off when challenged, got all huffy and red-faced. Must be taking Corsi lessons.
Reporter asks if Arpaio's going to pull over President Obama's motorcade and ask him to prove his citizenship. Arpaio gets REALLY pissed, ignores it, and takes another question.
Arpaio sounds like he's done with this and just hopes he can get some sucker in Congress to investigate it all. Hmmmm, funny. If he actually HAD any evidence, wouldn't actually turning it over to the district attorney or even the state Attorney General make more sense??
Wow. As breathless and exciting new news goes, this is like a stack of year old pancakes with no syrup.
17 July - ABC-15 News, Phoenix
"Arpaio said the continuing investigation deepens his concern the birth certificate is a forgery.
Cold Case Posse Investigator Mike Zullo said he believed the document had been tampered with by human intervention.
He said their analysis is finished and that they can prove the document has been manipulated.
"It's time for this charade to stop," Zullo said.
After the investigation, Zullo said the U.S. would have to question the citizenship of anyone with a birth certificate from Hawaii."
Full Faith and Credit Clause….
"We have worked hard at this, we wanted to clear the President of the United States, but it hasn't happened like that," Arpaio said."
Sure you did. That's why you asked a bunch of crazy conspiracy kooks to help you...
And in comments:
Follow up question Mr. Zullo: You said we need to question the citizenship of anyone born in Hawaii. Does that mean the President was born in Hawaii, but you just don't believe he's a citizen?
No, wait! Maybe Hawaii isn't really a state! Has he properly vetted the documentation declaring Hawaii a state? Joe, we need you more than ever!
24 Seconds Ago"
I cannot help but think the sheriff's family is concerned about his mental deterioration , as well they should be."
So, if Obama didn't create the forgery, who did? I think I'll go with Professor Plum in the Conservatory. "
All I can say is crazy talk!! crazy talk!! The sheriff has lost my vote. Its EMBARRASSING to see Arizona spend so much time and money on speculating someone's birth certificate that was in the 1960's. What is it any of AZ business if Obama was was born in Hawaii let along dictate their laws. Its all hind sight!!! Now that we had this 3 ring circus, can we all move on. It's BS to hear the Sheriff say he was wanting to clear the President.
Romney was borned in Mexico!! Where is his birth certificate. "
17 July - KPHO-TV, Phoenix
"When asked by CBS 5 News reporter Morgan Loew how anyone could believe the MCSO findings, the sheriff shot back. "That's an insult," Arpaio said. "Look at the evidence and forget whose in bed with who. Talk about the evidence."
This coming from a man who is in bed with World Nut Daily and who has gotten all of his "evidence" from them.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Joe Arpaio.
"Arpaio again called on Mr. Obama to come clean. "Show us the microfilm and we'll go back home and forget this," Arpaio said. "Where is the microfilm? In Hawaii? The Department of Health? What's the big secret?"
"Just show us your damn papers, BOY!!!"
17 July - You know, I hope the next Hawaiian-born person who gets his citizenship or birth documentation questioned because some twitwaffle with more hair than brains goes "Well, Sheriff Joe and World Net Daily said we can't trust no Hawaiian certificates, where's your REAL proof of citizenship??" turns around and sues Joe Arpaio and World Nut Daily for everything the've got + dental fillings and Corsi's belly-button lint.
Seriously, they just flat out questioned the citizenship of EVERY SINGLE US CITIZEN BORN IN HAWAII!!! Much less the ENTIRE HAWAII STATE GOVERNMENT!! They called an entire state a "National Security Threat", simply because World Nut Daily and their toadies don't like the President.
A corrupt sheriff that's been bought and paid for by Joseph Farah and friends just told the residents of an entire US state "you DAMN well better show us your REAL papers, none of that Hawaii-tiki-tacky crappy stuff".
Utterly and completely sickening.
17 July - And the official press release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. But they're not using any MCSO resources, oh no, not at all……
"Sheriff Arpaio says, “Often investigations into one matter lead law enforcement officials to other issues of serious concern. This Hawaiian law may be a serious threat to national security and needs to be immediately addressed by the U.S. Government.”
Considering the fact that Hawaii appears to be very lax in its distribution of birth certificates, it is possible, though certainly not proven, that President Obama, through the actions of others, may have benefitted by the ease with which one can obtain a birth certificate proving U.S. citizenship."
“My hope is that the U.S. Congress will take over from here if not to further the birth certificate forgery possibility, then at least to examine the state of Hawaii’s laws in regards to the issuance of birth certificates which may be permitting untold numbers of foreign born people to wrongly gain U.S. citizenship,” Arpaio says."
Hey Hawaii. Joe Arpaio in Arizona just called your state laws a "national security threat". What are you doing to do?
Hey Arizona, Joe Arpaio continues to be an embarrassment to your state. What are you doing to do?
Hey Mitt Romney. Arpaio is one of your supporters and was one of your campaign chairs in 2008. What are you doing to do?
The supplemental report is here (PDF) Oh look, more MCSO resources being used. It's done by one "Garrett Papit", who's one of Leo Donofrio's groupies. And who is not an actual forensic document specialist either.
Oh look, another biased "expert"
17 July - After looking over my notes, I suspect that Zullo and Corsi's entire report to Arpaio boiled down to
"We went to Hawaii, and there's a whole lot of icky nasty non-white people there! They possibly can't be US citizens! There must be something wrong with Hawaiian law to allow all these non-white people to pretend they're actually US citizens and the like!"
17 July - In an update, KPHO hears back from Hawaii's Attorney General's office.
"Hawaii officials said there is no secret. Joshua Wisch, Special Assistant to the state's Attorney General, said in a statement Tuesday that the allegations from Arpaio's office are "untrue, misinformed and misconstrue Hawaii law."
Wisch went on to say that:
"The purpose of section 338-17.8, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), is to accommodate foreign-born individuals whose parents were residents of Hawaii but were temporarily outside of this state due to employment or military service. Similar to section 338-20.5, HRS, which provides for a certificate of foreign birth, anyone who receives a birth certificate under this section would have noted on their birth certificate the physical location of their actual birth. It does not confer citizenship, which is, of course, a power of the federal government.
"We also note that section 338-17.8 was not passed until 1982, so it cannot apply to President Obama, who was born at the Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu in 1961, as is reflected on his certificate of live birth, a copy of which can be viewed on the White House website, a link to which is provided on DOH's website."
17 July - One gets the feeling that the Phoenix New Times is a bit amused by the dog and pony show.
"An elderly man and his friend shouted about the president today.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Cold Case Posse lead "investigator" Mike Zullo added nothing to their running total of zero evidence that President Obama's birth certificate is fake, which they presented at a press conference this afternoon.
The "evidence" that Zullo presented wasn't quite as ground-breaking as the Cold Case Posse had built it up to be leading to the press conference -- just like the last time the posse did the build-up to a disappointing press conference. "
"Mistakes doesn't happen on my watch," the old lady Lee reportedly told conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi -- a conversation in which Corsi introduced himself as a "reporter," and one which Zullo views as perfectly ethical considering the skepticism
So, after an exhaustive one-day search they found Lee's phone number -- which we found after no more than 15 seconds on Google -- and she confirmed that no such mistakes would have been made. Zullo said it's up to the sheriff to decide if he'll release the earth-shattering audio.
Zullo insisted that the birther investigation is not an attack against Obama, which certainly doesn't help his credibility issues."
"I don't know what else to tell you," he said. "This isn't us chasing down the president. Everybody wants to make it that. I'm really am at lost to understand why it's so difficult for people to understand that this isn't politically motivated."
(We apologize if you just laughed so hard that you spit your drink all over your computer.)"
Yeah, no kidding.
"However, with yet another underwhelming presentation of evidence, the media's patience appears to be wearing thin with the birther investigation. Thankfully, Arpaio says that he and his birther posse has done all it can do. Now he's calling for Congress to take up the investigation, and commended his posse for undertaking a two-man investigation that would have taken "100 federal agents" to do.
How many investigators it takes to avoid bungling hundreds of sex crimes, we couldn't tell you.
Also on Arpaio's calendar this week is answering the accusations of the worst racial-profiling practices in the history of this nation, as the Justice Department trial starts Thursday."
17 July - E. J. Montini at Arizona Central comments on Arpaio's dog and pony show.
"…The only proper headline to accompany a sideshow like the one put on by Arpaio and his cronies on Tuesday would have to be:
“All Crimes in Maricopa County Solved!”
After all, if there were actual criminals perpetrating actual misdeeds within the sheriff’s jurisdiction would he have time to engage in another birther extravaganza?
So, every crime must be solved. Every investigation must be completed. He must have NOTHING else to do.
And there must be no other potentially embarrassing news event pending from which the sheriff would like to divert attention.
For instance, you don’t suppose the press conference Tuesday had anything to do with the fact that the class-action lawsuit against the sheriff (Melendres v. Arpaio) is set to go to trial later this week in Federal District Court?
17 July - The Huffington Post comments on the protests Apraio has gotten for wasting the taxpayers money on his World Nut Daily-sponsored jihad.
"A group of activists from Citizens for a Better Arizona donned Hawaiian shirts and leis in objection to Arpaio's decision to send a deputy to Hawaii on a taxpayer-funded investigation into Obama's birth certificate. Reports place the price of the nine-day stay at around $10,000, money that Arpaio was forced to charge to the state after a panel denied his request to use a private donation to foot the bill.
"This is about a sheriff's betrayal of taxpayers," Randy Parraz, president of Citizens for a Better Arizona, said at the press conference. "So we're waiting for him to retract that statement … that no public money was used for this investigation."
The Phoenix New Times reports that Parraz is also pressuring state officials to provide concrete answers by the end of the week regarding where they stand on Arpaio's birther effort"
17 July - And it's not like Arpaio may be trying to distract people, oh no….
"The self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America", Joe Arpaio, will be called to account in a courtroom this week over long-standing accusations that he is waging an unlawful campaign of discrimination and harassment against Latinos.
Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, will be questioned before a federal judge in Phoenix in a class action lawsuit over allegations that his so-called "crime suppression" sweeps racially profile Latinos and those who look like them rather than target any evidence of criminal activity.
The sheriff, who has endorsed Mitt Romney for president and was in the audience at the televised Republican debate in Arizona, is already the subject of a civil lawsuit brought by the justice department, in a similar but broader case accusing him of widespread civil rights abuses."
"One plaintiff, Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, a legal visitor to the United States with a valid visa, was arrested by Arpaio's deputies in 2007, when they pulled over a car he was traveling in. He provided identification but was jailed for four hours before being released. The driver, who was white, was not given a citation or taken into custody. Another plaintiff, Manuel Nieto, was thrown against his car, and he and his sister, Velia Meraz, were held at gunpoint in front of their family business during a sweep in which they were stopped. They are both US citizens. Another woman, who is not a plaintiff but a declarant in the case, is Diane Solis. Solis, a US citizen, was traveling with her young son and three other children back from trip to the Grand Canyon in March 2009 when she and children were detained."
17 July - Dr. Kate is just all over Apraio's dog and pony show.
"The implications of Hawaii’s system that allows anyone who pays for it to receive
U.S. citizenship a birth certificate from Hawaii first and foremost conflicts with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s immigration law in that no state’s law may conflict with the U.S. Constitution. The State of Hawaii is in gross violation of the U.S. Constitution and has been since its statehood in 1959. Zullo stated that this information indicates that Hawaii is a ‘border state’ just like Arizona.
But we have known for a long time that Hawaii was considered a communist outpost to launch the invasion of America, and now we see how a birth certificate that could be made available to anyone regardless of birthplace was a vital part of this communist infiltration. Frank Marshall Davis relocated to Hawaii in particular to organize sugar cane and dock workers and to write communist propaganda for Hawaii’s newspapers. All of the Dunhams, including little Stanley Ann, were communist sympathizers probably playing both sides as they also eventually worked for the CIA.
The criminal network in Hawaii, and Madelyn Dunham’s connections with the Bank of Hawaii ensured money laundering, the production of false identification papers, and in Obama’s case, also securing a social security number from a dead guy in Connecticut–who was probably on vacation when he died in Hawaii with little Madelyn accessing all the records.
As a result of this investigation, the Sheriff concluded that anyone who has a birth certificate from Hawaii that is proven fraudulent can be considered a national security threat to the United States."
Don't you just love how the birthers are now throwing an entire state under the bus claiming they're "un-American"???
And it just wouldn't be Dr. Kate without some call for revolt and an anti-American junta.
"Through his fraudulent acquisition of a Hawaii birth certificate, his failure to enforce U.S. immigration laws, his granting amnesty to young illegal immigrants, and the Fast and Furious operation, Obama is behaving exactly as an illegal immigrant with power would–destroy the very laws that would rule him ineligible to be an American.
We are going to have to force Congress to do its job or promise them revolution."
The comments are…
July 17, 2012 at 11:35 pm
Arizona Secretary of State Bennet was mentioned in the conference, in particular for the lack of information he received in his much ballyhooed ‘verification’ of the ‘information on the BC’. Now the sheriff in his own county has proven the SoS is using defective information from a defective state agency. Obama’s name should NOT appear on the Maricopa County ballot in November–Phoenix has the largest population in the state.
The AZ SoS should be sued in a ballot challenge."
I suspect that when President Obama's name IS on the Maricopa county ballot, the screaming from Dr. Kate will be heard all the way up here in Washington state. Still, expect Yet Another Birther Ballot Jihad attempt.
July 18, 2012 at 12:10 am
Oh, and BTW, Hawaii refuses to verify that the document shown on the White House website is the same document they have on file in their office.
So, are we being set up for an October surprise? Will it work?"
Except that little detail that the State of Hawaii has REPEATEDLY verified that document as legit.
"Jan Rogers July 18, 2012 at 2:02 am Great article Dr. K. I feel like I’m standing across the street with two friends watching a crowd rioting and destroying property and there is 100 of them and three of us. We want to stop them but unless we can locate the calvary to help, we are helpless. What would happen if each of us gathered our local Sheriff and when Congress is home on break in August, went and arrested a congress critter?"
I don't think you would like the results….
July 18, 2012 at 9:58 am
That won’t happen but if O goes to Arizona, Arpaio can legally arrest him.(?)"
The Secret Service might have a bit of objection to that…
Oh look. Dr. Kate is pimping Lame Cherry. Again.
July 18, 2012 at 9:02 am
Thank you for telling it like it is, Lame Cherry:"
Don't you adore how she constantly cites a paranoid delusional racist with sexism issues??
17 July - And what did Lame Cherry write that has Dr. Kate's panties all damp??
Why, firing squads and gallows!
"This now leads to every member of Congress being exposed as guilty of high treason as a Constitutional Officer of Arizona, with more authority in his County than the Federal Government, has brought to their attention that the Birthers were indeed correct in all of the investigatory work they have been libeled over, and that each member of Congress in not upholding their investigatory duty, and allowing the 2012 election to proceed with known fraud by Barack Obama, are guilty of high treason against these United States.
America literally is at the point, where every person in the executive, legislative and judiciary who are involved in this Obama fraud, cover up and high crimes against these United States, when found guilty, would be executed by military firing squad or hanging."
No wonder Dr. Kate just loved this Lame Cherry article. The very thought of seeing President Obama shot or hung (for being "uppity", naturally), must have given her erotic fantasies for hours on end.
"This is an Obamastutional Crisis as it involves thee entire federal government now in criminal conspiracy and it involves every Secretary of State of the 50 states, if they allow Barack Hussein Obama to be on the November ballot. Doing so is high treason against America, and punishable by execution when convicted."
I think Dr. Kate just climaxed again.
17 July - ABC-15 in Phoenix gets some commentary about Arpaio's dog and pony show.
"Sheriff Joe Arpaio 's news conference Tuesday to release the findings of an investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate drew criticism from many who disagree with Arpaio's policies."
Those would be the people in the reality-based community.
"Howerton wants to see John Rowan elected Maricopa County Sheriff this fall and points to Arpaio's birther investigation as one of the reasons why.
"The analysis of the documents is like it's being done by the criminology class at a junior college," said Howerton. "
Not at all. A Jr. College criminology course would have done a far better and more professional job.
And some people smell the smoke screen.
"Activist Salvador Reza tells ABC15 Arpaio held the birther news conference to deflect attention away from the upcoming trial.
"He's trying to create a smoke screen because he's going to be on the witness stand," said Reza.
It's a sentiment shared by Frank Camacho of the Arizona Democratic Party who called MCSO's Obama investigation a giant waste of time and money.
"He wants to deflect attention away from the fact that he's going on trial in two days for racial profiling," said Camacho.
A spokesperson for Mike Stauffer , another candidate for Maricopa County Sheriff, agreed with the other candidates who called the news conference a smokescreen to distract from Arpaio's upcoming trial."
17 July - The Raw Story reports on Arpaio's dog and pony show.
"Mike Zullo, the posse’s chief investigator and author of so-called “birther” books, said that after a trip to Hawaii the investigators found that coding numbers seen on the President’s birth certificate were not consistent with the coding required by the federal government.
Zullo also said Hawaii Assistant Attorney General Jill Nagamine had refused to cooperate with the investigation, suggesting there was a cover up. Nagamine refused to give the sheriff’s investigators permission to see the original birth documents held by the Hawaii Department of Health. Emails obtained by Talking Points Memo show that Hawaii officials questioned their legal authority to investigate the matter."
17 July - World Nut Daily whines that people didn't take Arpaio's dog and pony show seriously.
"But after presenting his latest evidence at a press conference in Phoenix Tuesday, the gathered media wanted to talk about him, not the evidence.
“Obviously, the information we are bringing forth is becoming very difficult for them to refute,” Mike Zullo told WND in an interview after the event."
Actually it's been very easy to refute, because neither of you presented anything new. Or, for that matter, anything that hasn't already been refuted and debunked.
"The first question from the media referred to a short e-book Zullo wrote with WND senior reporter Jerome Corsi, who has assisted the Cold Case Posse in its investigation.
“How do you expect any of us to believe any of this?” the reporter asked. “You have two investigators who are in business together, and their business is peddling conspiracies.”
Well, yes. that's actually correct.
"Arpaio responded: “Well, first of all, I think that’s an insult. That’s all you want to talk about. You don’t want to look at the evidence.”
The sheriff urged reporters to “look at the evidence and forget who’s in bed with who."
So in other words, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain, for I am the Great and Powerful Arpaio!!"
"Another reporter questioned Zullo about his service as an investigator in New Jersey, and after an exchange in which Zullo insisted she had her facts wrong, Arpaio urged the media to get back to the main issue."
Any proof she got her information wrong? No, just bluster and hot air? Oh, alright then….
"After the press conference, Zullo told WND he was “disheartened” by the media’s personal attacks and their unwillingness to examine the evidence.
“The case is closed on the birth certificate from our point of view, because we’ve gone the extra mile now,” he said.
He pointed out that two computer experts, independently of each other, have performed over 600 tests each.
“Both came to the same conclusion – that the document has been manipulated,” Zullo said."
Neither of which are document forensic experts, and both of which had biases before they even started.
"On top of that, he said is the discovery of birth certificate coding information that was confirmed by the registrar who allegedly signed the document presented by the White House as Obama’s birth certificate. The coding indicates information was added to the document posted by the White House. "
No, it indicates you recycled the debunked claims from "The Daily Pen", where they admitted they used the 1968 coding instead of the 1961 data.
Nothing like spreading open lies to help your case.
18 July - The Phoenix New Times reports on some of the "help" Arpaio is getting from World Nut Daily and friends.
"Remember those awful pro-Sheriff Joe Arpaio TV ads running on Fox News?
Well, Arpaio's conspiracy-theorist friends from "WorldNetDaily" are helping raise the money to purchase the "next phase" of horrendous ads to air on local channels.
There's a pretty solid connection between Sheriff Joe Arpaio and "WorldNetDaily" -- which hosts alleged MCSO "special deputy" Jerome Corsi -- as the conspiracy-theory website been a driving force behind Arpaio's "birther" investigation from day one.
12News reporter Brahm Resnik was brave enough to put his email address into a form on the WorldNetDaily website, and sure enough, he was hit with an ad from "Americans for Sheriff Joe."
"WND occasionally sends emails like this one to introduce major advertisers to our loyal readers and valued customers," the disclaimer/explanation says. "Please note: Political ads are run as a public service and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of WND."
Considering the number of times WND writers have firmly planted their lips on Arpaio's ass, it would appear that the pro-Arpaio ad is reflecting the opinions of WND."
Gee, it really does give the strong impression that Apraio's services were bought and paid for by World Nut Daily and friends.
Hey, Arpaio? How does it feel to be Farah and Corsi's whore??
18 July - Birther Debunker John Woodman is unimpressed by Arpaio's latest.
"Woodman wrote a book called "Is Barack Obama's Birth Certificate a Fraud?" In it he claims to have debunked 30 claims by birthers that the birth certificate is a fake or has been altered. He also said Tuesday's so-called findings by the Sheriff's Office and his posse don't change his mind.
"I think the Sheriff is becoming a mouth piece of the birther movement," said Woodman."
"Becoming"?? How about "has become"?
"Woodman is a computer and research expert who said he was ready for his research to show the birth certificate was a fake, but that isn't what he found. "There is no evidence to show otherwise," he said.
Woodman said Tuesday's claims from the Sheriff come down to the number nine on the certificate. It's the number that is supposed to point out the father's race.
Woodman said the Sheriff and his deputies are quoting from a 1961 government manual that has been proven to be from 1969, which means the same claims have already been proven false."
What a surprise, Zullo and Apraio lied.
"The Sheriff did not produce the manual at his news conference Tuesday."
Of course he didn't.
18 July - And the Honolulu Star Advertiser is less than impressed with Arpaio.
"Hawaii officials have repeatedly confirmed Obama's citizenship, and state officials did again Tuesday.
"President Obama was born in Honolulu and his birth certificate is valid," Joshua A. Wisch, a special assistant to Hawaii's attorney general, said in a statement. "Regarding the latest allegations from a sheriff in Arizona, they are untrue, misinformed, and misconstrue Hawaii law."
Wisch also said that "not only are Hawaii's vital records some of the best managed, but they also have some of the strongest restrictions on access to prevent identity theft and fraud."
18 July - By the way, that coding information that Zullo and Arpaio relied on??
18 July - Joesph Farah has a mad.
"After watching the press reaction and “questions” following Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s breathtaking news conference yesterday, I have to tell you I’m embarrassed to call myself a newsman."
But Farah isn't a newsman.
He's a propagandist.
A newsman or journalist has ethics and a concern for facts and the truth.
Farah has neither.
"I never thought it would come to this. Being a newsman was all I ever wanted to be as far back as I can remember. It’s really all I’ve ever done through adulthood. It’s all I really know and love."
Which is why you constantly take a great big steaming dump over the entire profession on a regular basis?? Why you constantly ignore anything that even looks like it might be akin to journalistic ethics and integrity??
"But I don’t ever want to be associated with that pack of jackals from Phoenix who jumped all over Arpaio and his investigator, Mike Zullo"
That's okay, I don't think they want to be associated with you either.
"I feel sympathy for Arpaio and Zullo for the abuse they have endured. I understand it well, because I’ve experienced it firsthand for the last four years in my own commitment to the pursuit of truth regarding Obama’s life story."
Well, except for the fact that thoughout 2008 and a good chunk of 2009, World Nut Daily was actually DEBUNKING birthers and claiming their conspiracy claims were without merit. But then Joseph Farah realized there was good money to made and became a born-again birther.
"I may not want to associate myself with the media anymore out of sheer humiliation"
Over the mockery you've made of that profession??
There's even a few tough questions in comments:
Farah seems to think that nobody should question the credibility of the posse. That's ludicrous, especially since the main claim it made yesterday -- that it's purportedly too easy to get a birth certificate in Hawaii -- was debunked by none other than the Joseph Farah-founded Western Journalism Center, which pointed out that there's no evidence that anyone can get a Hawaii birth certificate stating that someone was born in Hawaii when they weren't.
Considering that posse member Jerome Corsi has written numerous books attacking Obama, including one on how to defeat him in November, why shouldn't we assume that the posse has a partisan agenda?
Why indeed. Particularly since World Nut Daily is helping to bankroll Arpaio's campaign chest….
Don't be ashamed to be called a "newsman." NO ONE calls you that.
Not sure why Farah calls himself a "newsman," because he isn't. He's run two newspapers in his life (the LA Herald-Examiner and the Sacramento Union), and run them both straight into the ground. One could charitably refer to him as the Jack Kevorkian of the newspaper industry.
*LAUGH!* Truth hurts, eh Farah??
"Clarence LeBlanc It was time to turn the page on this non issue so long ago… It's time for WND to start work on the fraudulent election results hat has given President Obama a second term. What happened yesterday was summed up well in a local paper. They called the posse, he Scooby Doo Gang. Zullo, Corsi, Farah and Arpaio … It does not take a "Newsman" to connect the dots. Farah the publisher, Corsi the author, Arpaio is either in on it financially or wanting some sort of spot light to then cry…"they are after me" when they come after him. Remember they investigation on Arpiao started during the Bush admin. The three thugs who were planing a hit on him could care less about the Presidents BC. Finally….who the heck is Zullo? Anyway…this build up was a hail Mary for the Birthers and we just witnessed the ball hit the ground…FINALLY. This is over right?
It won't be over has long as there are some birther bucks that aren't in Farah's wallet.
Mind you, there's the usual cadre of flavor-aid drinkers as well.
The African Christ
Usurping a place meant for Jesus alone.The African Christ has ascended the throne.The African Christ set to reign and to rule,Put there by cowards and pagans and fools.
The African Christ coming out of the East,With a message of change from the soul of the Beast.Born as a counterfeit source of salvation.Born now to bring down a God-ordained nation.
Born as the anti-Moses in his function.Born to lead multitudes into destruction.Born the Israel of God to betray.Born as the herald of Earth's darkest day.
Ah, open racism AND religious nuttery. What a combo.
"News Junkie Joseph: The "Psychotic Zionist Banksters Elite" have taken over the world-! I've been trying to tell you, but you just don't listen. Barack Hussein Obama et al, is your new "PHARAOH." The upcoming elections [if they are even held] will mean nothing. All the electronic balloting will be counted by a company in SPAIN (!) owned by George Soros-!! I strongly suspect we will be under Marshal Law before the election…or…well into WW3 on steroids. Damnit Joseph, these people mean business-!! It's a given: Joe Arpaio, Jerome Corsi, Alex Jones, you and a host of others are on the RED LIST. Because of all my internet activity I'm probably there too. But, I'm just one old man with a big mouth who is going to keep telling them where to go-!!
Not to mention old-fashioned paranoia.
18 July - Meanwhile, the inmates at Birther Report weigh in.
"Anonymous said…[Reply] We eagerly await the truth to be known abroad. Those working hard to present facts and confirm the fraud against our Republic are modern day heroes. Treason is a serious crime and will involve plenty within the government. Systematically, one by one the traitors will be exposed. NO ONE person is above the law.Justice (real justice) will prevail. July 17, 2012 10:27 AM"
Oooh, kinda threaty.
"Brian said…[Reply] Will Sheriff Joe issue an arrest warrant for Obama? July 17, 2012 10:31 AM"
My guess is "no".
"Ralph Swain said…[Reply] While I'm happy that Sheriff Joe is keeping this issue in the spot light, I was disappointed by the press conference. There are just so many times you can repackage the same allegations before people lose interest. July 17, 2012 6:01 PM"
Particularly when you're shoveling horse manure and demanding people believe it's really chocolate pudding. Farah and Arpaio can smack their lips and make yum-yum noises all they want, but only those who really want to believe will eat their road-apple cobbler.
18 July - Doc Conspiracy weighs in on Zullo's commentary.
"It remains an open question whether any of the prominent public birthers who say such awful and untrue things about President Obama will ever be held accountable for their actions. It is certainly an anti-birther fantasy that some of these face the cold hard reality of the rigors of a cross-examination in court. While birthers are quick to repeat that Barack Obama has never sat in the witness chair to testify about his eligibility and that no court has ever examined his long-form birth certificate, it should be noted that no birther “expert” has ever stood cross-examination in court either."
And notes the debunking of the code thing as well.
"Now I’m going to pat myself on the back for this, since I did the extra work to file the FOIA in 2011, simply for the purpose of understanding the long form birth certificate and having the background information I needed to serve the readers of this site. At that time I had no idea that my research would prove useful in exposing an ought fraud at the Daily Pen Blog last March, and that it would prove fraud at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Posse too. Sometimes diligence is rewarded."
18 July - At the Seattle Times, via Associated Press.
"An Arizona sheriff facing a lawsuit by Latinos who claim they were racially profiled by his department is trying to revive the old controversy over President Barack Obama's birth certificate.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a news conference Tuesday that investigators working for him have concluded the document is not legitimate. Arizona's Democratic Party immediately insisted Arpaio was trying to draw attention away from problems within his own agency.
A civil trial is set to begin Thursday in a lawsuit that accuses Arpaio's office of racially profiling Latinos. The suit is a precursor to a U.S. Justice Department lawsuit that alleges a broader range of civil rights violations against Arpaio's office."
Ah, so the smoke screen is getting noticed.
18 July - The debunking site "The Fogbow" does a special report on the Arpaio dog and pony show.