And in today's dispatches, Sen. John McCain doesn't have a good opinion of birthers. We have the return of Alaska Sovereign Citizen (and sexist racist mooseturd) Gordon Epperly. Tribble mobility scooter Donald Trump is still in "show us your papers, BOY" mode.
The Article II Super Deluxe Jumbo PAC doesn't seem to have the money needed to meet their challenge to Gen. Colin Powell. Which doesn't stop the racist fringe at Birther Report from trashing Powell as an "Affirmative Action General".
Birther PUMA "Ladyforest" finds proof positive that Mike Zullo and Jerome Corsi are huge stinking liars. More feedback about the Conservative Majority Fund ad, which seems to have gone missing. Jack Cashill is upset that people are saying mean (yet truthful) things about Terry Lakin's book. And Jerome Corsi has something that's not his and he should return it….
19 July - Sen. John McCain dismisses the birthers.
"MCCAIN: I don't know what she should do. I think she's in a very uncomfortable position right now obviously. Because there was no substance to this allegation that she got from this organization, whose head, by the way, I have known many years. Frank Gaffney, I have known him for many years. He's a friend. But what they did was wrong.
MORGAN: What does it say about the state of modern politics, that that kind of thing can happen?
MCCAIN: Listen, we just had a sheriff of Maricopa County, again, who has taken it upon himself to prove that President Obama was not born in the United States of America. Need I say more?
MORGAN: Well, I think you need to say one thing more, which is what does it tell you about the state of politics?
MCCAIN: It's crazy. It stokes the fires of extremism and passions of people that really is very unfair. So it's up to us to try to steer things into a more rational behavior and thought. But this is still the greatest nation in the world. It's still the best people in the world. It's still the most innovative nation in the world."
The irony is that Sen. McCain is acting as a surrogate for Mitt Romney in this interview, and he's showing more class and more regard for reality than surrogates like Donald Trump or Arizona SoS Ken Bennett.
It says something sad that Romney hasn't done what Sen. McCain did in 2008, and dare to correct his supporters lies.
25 July - Alaska sovereign citizen and open racist Gordon Warren Epperly files another lawsuit against President Obama.
"A Juneau man is still trying to get President Barack Obama to produce documents showing that he’s qualified to appear as a candidate on the November general election ballot. This time, he’s filed a lawsuit to force the state Division of Elections to produce the documents.
Gordon Warren Epperly earlier this year filed an objection with the Division because he believed that Obama, as a child of a mixed marriage, did not have the political right to hold federal office. Epperly says that the “purported” ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment only allowed for civil rights for those that he calls Negros or Mulattos. The Division turned down the challenge, saying that they do not have jurisdiction or governance over selection of national candidates.
Epperly is acting as his own attorney and has now filed suit in Juneau Superior Court in what may be the first claim of presidential eligibility ever litigated in Alaska. Epperly says Obama’s status as a citizen is unknown and he was unlawfully inaugurated as President of the United States. Epperly claims that, by assuming office, Obama has committed the crime of advocating the overthrow of the United States government. "
Rep. Nancy Pelosi gets a nod too.
"Epperly also questions the qualifications of Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to run for federal office. Pelosi, Epperly believes, has no inherent right of birth as a citizen because she is a woman."
The State of Alaska already has an opinion:
"Epperly wants the Division of Elections to evaluate Obama’s qualifications by specifically obtaining a physical “verified” copy of a vault birth certificate. If he is not qualified, then Epperly wants Obama to be investigated for advocating overthrow of the government.
The suit has already drawn a response from state attorneys. Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Bakalar filed a motion to dismiss on Friday, July 20th. Near the start of her pleading, Bakalar writes that the “Plantiff’s statements regarding race, gender, citizenship, and criminal conduct are repugnant and absurd.”"
25 July - Once again, tribble mobility scooter Donald Trump (and Mitt Romney surrogate) wants that damn darkie to dance a jig and show him his papers.
The fact that Mitt Romney continues to use Donald Trump as a surrogate without denouncing him speaks volumes to Romney's complete lack of moral courage. Sen. John McCain showed more class and moral courage in confronting his supporters who were spreading lies about then-Sen. Obama than Mitt Romney has to date.
And at Birther Report:
"Anonymous said…[Reply] it seems that corsi would have been all over the airways the very next morning after the press conference and lord monckton would be out there on the air making noise . i just don't get it . incidentally , dean haskins seems to have disappeared also . July 25, 2012 8:12 PM"
"….where have all the cowboys gone……"
"bn said…[Reply] I hope they do pick Marco Rubio, another ineligible traitor. That way we can go after him with the gloves off. I think B. Hussein Obama gets treated differently for one reason - his skin color.
Really it is ingenious, what the despicable, lowest form of life, pond scum Democratic Party did to get the Kenyan elected.
July 26, 2012 9:35 AM"
Some interesting racist attitudes here.
26 July - The Article II Super Duper Extra Crispy Bucket of PAC files it's July quarterly with the FEC.
I have to confess a certain curiosity about how they plan to pay Colin Powell the $25,000 promised if Gen. Powell takes them up on their offer for Powell to go to Arizona and allow Joe Arpaio to spew Corsi and Farah's lies for a couple hours. Because their current cash on hand is $683.72, their total donations amounted to $5010, and their expenses were $8795.13. (Yes, they took in less than they spent)
BTW, Dean Haskins made off with $240 of that for "Radio Advertising".
26 July - Racism much Birther Report??? Because they're not overly happy at the lack of response Gen. Colin Powell has given them:
(Bold face mine)
He knows ,
It takes one to know one.
He is a stupid person with inept strategic skills.
He was military chief of staff only because of AFFIRMATIVE ACTION NOT COMPETENCY. Others were more capable & smarter. He says so himself.
His PR PERSONNA WAS HYPED TO UNITE AS WAS OBAMA. Powell knows his limitations as a leader which is why he refused to be a candidate.
Better to make the offer to Cdoleeza Rice or Col Allen West, both of whom think outside of the box long term, not CARPE DIEM.
July 25, 2012 2:36 PM"
Yes, you are correct, but it is pretty much only you and I who know this today! Most Americans know nothing about the fact that Powell was advanced due to (massive) Affirmative Action (AA) pressure. Actually, to be more accurate, it was his promotion to the rank of B.Gen. (1-star) that was the major AA break that positioned him for the remainder of his career. A large (almost uncounted) number of non-black candidates were passed over before Powell's name finally came up as a candidate for promotion to B.Gen. At the time this was thought to be a major AA breakthrough. Now-a-days something so incredibly blatant as that affair would not be seen in the same glowing light as it was then.
Some would say that after he made the rank of L.Gen. (3-star) that he actually started to distinguish himself legitimately. But I do not hold that opinion. Deep down Powell is the very same man as he was when he was a Colonel and younger; that is, not a particularly accomplished man or soldier. But again, pretty much only you and I know about his past and that he was really a created man through ridiculously aggressive AA policies and pressure to promote him for show.
July 25, 2012 3:40 PM"
"RacerJim said…[Reply] Powell showed his lack of Flag Officer credentials when he not only turned traitor to his party but, moreover, succumbed to Barack Hussein Obama's "Hope and Change" and "Yes We Can" lying bullshit. July 26, 2012 5:38 AM"
26 July - Former PUMA and birther "Ladyforest" finds the 1961 Vital Statistics Instruction Manual and comes to the conclusion that Jerome Corsi lied to Mike Zullo.
(Scribd link to manual here)
"It’s never a good feeling to get bad news. In this case the bad news is that the “shocking” information which Mike Zullo, Cold Case Posse leader, released on July 17th is debunked. Yes, I said debunked. By the actual 1961 Vital Statistics Instruction Manual.
Recall that Mr. Zullo stated that Dr. Jerome Corsi had spent a day in the Hawaiian State Archives, and as a result of the research done while there (after Mr. Zullo had already returned to the mainland) Dr. Corsi had found proof that the code numbers penciled in on obamas officially released “long form birth certificate” had been decoded. That in FACT the number “9″ being noted in both the fathers race field (box 9), and in the fathers business or industry (box 12b) indicated that no information had been supplied for those fields. That in FACT the code “9″ meant “not stated”, and those boxes should have been blank/empty, yet were filled with information anyway. It seems that the information given by Zullo at the press release is wrong.
In the interest of getting plain facts, I followed up on a lead from The Daily Pen on where they were able to acquire a 1961 Vital Stats Instruction Manual, excerpted images of said manual being in a post that they published on Feb. 29th of this year.
I was able to obtain, by email, a link to a scanned copy of the CODING AND PUNCHING GEOGRAPHIC AND PERSONAL PARTICULARS FOR BIRTHS OCCURRING IN 1961. It is a 18 page manual.
It was sent to me by the main office of the CDC – National Center for Health Statistics in Hyattsvile, MD.
It does NOT support the claim that the number “9″ indicated “not stated”. That being said, recall that this is the FEDERAL manual. I do not know if HI had their own separate coding, for their own state specific data collecting. I will now attempt to hunt down the answer to that question. The process of “punching” the coded information seems to have been a tedious and lengthy procedure, and I do not know if HI would have done this for state level stats using DIFFERENT codes than the Federal codes outlined in this manual."
"Ladyforest" is actually pretty good at debunking any other birther theory that goes against her own personal theories about Hawaiian birth records. She's also just as good at dismissing any actual evidence that goes against her own personal theories about Hawaiian birth records.
This also means that Corsi and Zullo lied about there being no copies of the 1961 manual. Funny thing that.....
27 July - The Huffington Post reports on the Conservative Majority Fund ad.
"The Conservative Majority Fund PAC's spot looks like a cheaply produced infomercial, except instead of selling gadgets, it's pushing the notion that Obama is hiding something dark about his past. It includes all of the boilerplate fringe theories: Questions about Bill Ayers, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, characters in the president's book, his college records, his social security number, and of course, his birth certificate, all make an appearance.
"No one -- I mean no one -- has seen an actual physical copy of Barack Obama's birth certificate," the narrator says, before directing viewers to call a number to "disqualify Obama before the Democratic National Convention." They'll need 10,000 signatures from every congressional district in the United States to do this.
The Atlantic reports that the ad was aired on Fox News on Tuesday afternoon. Some birthers were apparently not satisfied with the content, saying it improperly identified the state where the president's social security number supposedly originated."
27 July - The Tri-City Herald also reports on Gordon Epperly.
"He also claims that Obama, by taking office, has committed a crime of trying to overthrow the U.S. government. Epperly is acting as his own attorney.
The lawsuit is seeking the state Division of Elections to obtain a physical, "verified" copy of Obama's birth certificate.
Epperly also questions U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi's right to run for federal office. He claims that as a woman, Pelosi has no inherent right to be a U.S. citizen or to hold office.
"There are no provisions in the Constitution of the United States that grants Women 'Political Rights' of Suffrage to hold any Political Office of the United States Government," the lawsuit says."
26 July - News one also reports on the Conservative Majority Fund ad.
"No need to stop here, though, Birthers. Why not say that President Obama — up until 2004 — was living in the sewers of New York City with a giant lab rat and he had a weird obsession with pizza? Can you imagine the calorie-count-spawned fury that would hit First Lady Michelle Obama?
In any event, the intent of this ad is to push the organization’s arduous task of stripping President Obama of the Democratic presidential nomination.
The narrator declares, “The fact is if we don’t know who Barack Obama is, we shouldn’t even have him as president.”
According to the PAC, all they need is 10,000 signatures to make kick President Obama from the White House. Raise your hand if you actually think that this makes sense? If you raised your hand, slap yourself silly for five minutes and think about what you’ve done."
27 July - Oh dear. Jack Cashill, writing for the American Stinker, has a mad that some people may find Terry Lakin's book a steaming pile of birther lies.
"How, I wonder, do these clowns psych themselves for such petty nonsense? I have grown inured to them in writing my own books, but I cringe for Lakin's sake when I read them. As Mr. Powell acknowledges, the military stripped Lakin "of nearly $2 million in lifetime pension and family benefits." To replace that money, S. Murphy assures us, "now [Lakin] comes out with this cheap piece of trash book in an attempt to squeeze (sic) out a few odd birther bucks to help replace the pension he threw away."
As Powell sees it, Lakin's willingness to give up his pension makes him "the dumbest birther out there, as well as a convicted criminal." He adds, "He should consider himself and his family lucky that he only had to serve six months at Ft. Leavenworth, and not the rest of his life."
Sounds pretty accurate actually.
"It is hard enough to read this swill about a book you have written, but it is much harder still to read it about the life you have lived."
Especially when that "swill" happens to be, well, correct and truthful.
"Lakin, perhaps the most humble and honorable man I have ever met, is the first military resister in memory that the left has not embraced."
Oh, I know quite a few….
"Of all his hardship deployments, Bosnia included, his exile to Leavenworth was easily the hardest. After he bid a tearful farewell to his wife and three young children, his military minders chained his hands together and attached those chains to a band around his waist. They chained his legs and attached those too. They then loaded him into a van and drove him to Reagan National.
There, Lakin endured his ultimate humiliation, a seemingly endless perp walk, a shuffle really, through a concourse filled with flags and patriotic bunting and the happy sight of returning soldiers. None of the display had lost its appeal, but Lakin could not overlook the irony of his being chained and bound amidst it all. "
What, the fact he disgraced his oath, his uniform, and his sacred honor, and was now being led away to serve his sentence??
Guess what, Lakin would have gotten those "flags and patriotic bunting and the happy sight of returning soldiers" if he had followed his legitimately given legal orders and done his duty. Instead, he ignored the repeated confirmation by the military that President Obama was legitimate, ignored his legal orders, disrespected a superior officer who won the Medal of Honor, and openly defied orders.
Lakin didn't get what he deserved. He deserved far more prison time IMHO.
27 July - It's interesting to note that the Conservative Majority Fund has pulled their "Shady Past" video off of YouTube.
The 4 February "You Are You" ad (which is arguably the worst of the two) is still up and shown on their website's front page.
27 July - Remember that State of Hawaii birth certificate that World Nut Daily redacted and showed last year?
Well, it seems that Jerome Corsi hasn't bothered to return it to the original owner, despite repeated requests…..
"“New Girl” mentioned that she had loaned her birth certificate to Jerome Corsi last year, at the request of a friend. This was with the understanding that Corsi was going to use it to compare to other known birth certificates, and that she would be getting it back.
She has twice requested its return — probably through her friend who asked her if she would loan it — but Mr. Corsi has not returned the certificate.
This is the only copy of her long form birth certificate that “New Girl” possesses. It is her valuable personal property, and Hawaii Department of Health rules now make it very difficult to get a replacement. It is an intensely personal document, and I would expect it has some emotional value to her.
“New Girl” herself seemed rather resigned to the fact that in spite of Corsi’s promises, and in spite of the fact that the certificate is hers, she won’t be getting it back any time soon."
Hey Corsi! Where's the birth certificate???
27 July - And we have Gordon Epperly's 18-page complaint.
"Respondent, Barack Hussein Obama II is a child of a mixed marriage and is identified in law as a “Mulatto.” As a “Mulatto,” Barack Hussein Obama II has no inherent “Rights of Birth” to be a “Citizen” /1 of the United States, but has the privileged statutory status of citizenship that is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. His status of being a “citizen of the United States” is unknown as there is a question of his Father being subject to the jurisdiction of the United States at the time of his birth and the location of his birth is also questionable and unknown. As Barack Obama’s citizenship is not by “Rights of Birth” of the inheritance of the “Posterity” of “We the People” as found within the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution (who have unlimited “Political” and “Civil Rights”), he cannot have the status of being a “natural born Citizen” of the United States.
Respondent, Barack Hussein Obama II was (unlawfully) inaugurated as President of the Uinited States on January 20, 2009. He was administered the Presidential “Oath of Office” of U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 not only once, but twice. As Barack Hussein Obama II had proclaimed himself as being a Professor of Law on the Constitution of the United States and had been a member of a BAR Association, Barack Hussein Obama II had full knowledge that he had no Constitutional authority to hold any Office of the United States government including the Office of President of the United States. Barack Hussein Obama II has committed the crime of advocating the overthrow of the Constitutional Government of the United States."
Note the part about a BAR association. Sovereign Citizens think that BAR stands for "British Accredited Registry" and that anyone who's a member of such has given up their US Citizenship.
"The United States Constitution speaks of many citizenships. Not only do you have the citizenship of a State, but it speaks of those who have the “Birth Right” citizenship of the “Posterity” of “We the People” of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution that is identified throughout the “Main Body” of the Constitution with an upper case letter “C” in the word “Citizen.” The Constitution of the United States also speaks of those who have limited “Political Rights” and limited “Civil Rights” which are the “statutory” citizenship citizens of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment citizenship status is identified throughout the Amendments with a lower case “c” in the word “citizen.” The status of the two citizenships are not the same and they cannot be interwoven as being one standard citizenship. You must view a copy of the “hand written” version of the U.S. Constitution that is on file with the U.S. Bureau of Archives to have the true and correct understanding of the wording and intent of the Constitution as written by the founding fathers."
Can't forget the sexism, after all:
"Respondent, Nancy Pelosi is a questionable member of the House of Representative for the Congress of the United States. As a Women, she has no inherent Rights of Birth to be a Citizen of the United States, but has the status of a statutory citizenship under the provisions of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. There are no provisions in the Constitution of the United States that grants Women “Political Rights” of Suffrage to hold any Political Office of the United States government."
And back to the racism:
"There are no provisions of the United States Constitution that grants “Political Rights” of “Suffrage” for any statutory U.S. Constitution, Fourteenth Amendment citizen of the United States to hold Offices of the United States government."
"18. Even if Barack Hussein Obama II was born on the soil of the United States, his birth does not establish United States “citizenship.” As Barack Hussein Obama II is a “Mulatto” under the laws of the United States, his citizenship status is founded upon the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S.Constitution. His citizenship is “conditional” as he not only must be been born on the soil of the United States, but his Parents, (namely his father), must have been subject to the jurisdiction of the United States at the time of his birth. His father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., was Kenya born and never a citizen of the United States. He never owed any “Allegiance” to the United States, and he never established “Residence” in any State of the United States. His son, Barack Hussein Obama II, was not born a citizen of the United States as the citizenship status of the child follows that of the father "
Not to mention:
"22. It appears that Barack Obama’s citizenship is not by “Rights of Birth” of the inheritance of the “Posterity” of “We the People” as founded upon the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Only those who are white Caucasian male citizens /12 of a State have the inherited Rights of the “Posterity” of “We the People” with unlimited “Political” and “Civil Rights” to be “natural born Citizens” of the United States. "
"12/ At the time the U.S. Constitution was written, the only members of the Constitutional Convention were the white Caucasian male citizens of the original thirteen States of the Union. There were no Women or any other race of male Citizens at the Convention that carried the Title of “Citizens of the United States.” So it is today. The only rights of citizenship that have been granted to Women or other race male citizens are those that have been granted to them in the Constitutional Amendments by the white Caucasian male Citizens of theUnitedStates. The “Political Rights” of holding Public Offices of the United States government have been “reserved” to the white Caucasian male Citizens of the United States."
State of Alaska's reply is here (PDF). Once again, Birther case law is their own worse enemy.