In today's dispatches, Van Irion's failed Georgia Birtther Ballot Jihad is placed on track by the US Supreme Court to be rejected sometime late September. The human face rash spins Terry Lakin's actions.
We have a repeat of the Neo-confederate "only a 14th Amendment citizen" myth. Some birther blather towards President Obama's college records. Some right-wing whining about anti-Romney PAC ads, but curious silence about the anti-Obama birther PAC ads.
Mike Zullo seems to have a well-padded resume, while World Nut Daily continues to be a fact-free zone. And Dr. Orly hears the word "no" yet again.
8 August - The Supreme Court marks Van Irion's appeal of his loss to an empty table in Georga as "Distributed for Conference"
Title: David P. Weldon, et al., Petitioners
Barack H. Obama, President of the United States
Docketed: July 2, 2012
Lower Ct: Superior Court of Georgia, Fulton County
Case Nos.: (2012CV211527, 2012CV211528, 2012CV211537)
Decision Date: March 2, 2012
Decision Date: April 4, 2012
~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jun 28 2012 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due August 1, 2012)
Jul 25 2012 Waiver of right of respondent Barack H. Obama, President of the United States to respond filed.
Aug 8 2012 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of September 24, 2012."
10 August - Swiftboat liar Jerome Corsi pimps Terry Lakin's whine of a book
“What I do not understand and still don’t,” Lakin writes, “is why Obama did not just come forward with his key documents and be done with it. Instead, he ordered all of his important records to be kept under seal.”
Translation - "What I do not understand and still don’t, is why that uppity darkie didm't immediate jump up and do what I demanded?? Who did he think he was anyway, the Commander in Chief??"
"Ironically, Lakin’s deployment orders required him to bring five copies of his birth certificate.
“I had read the orders several times and had glossed over a detail that had previously seemed routine, but this time I felt like Wile E. Coyote getting smacked by an anvil,” he writes. “I needed a birth certificate to deploy, but the president did not need one to order my deployment. This was nuts.”
That would have been the State of Colorado COLB that you posted on your website, right? The one that had about the same level of information that President Obama's COLB from the State of Hawaii had.
"That day he packed his car as though he were going to be on Flight 1123 out of Baltimore/Washington International Airport at 8:20 a.m. He expected to check into Fort Campbell, Ky., no later that 3 p.m. that afternoon.
Instead, he headed to the Pentagon, where he took a photo of himself with his bags to prove he was still willing to deploy if Obama’s eligibility could be validated.
That’s when Lakin’s nightmare began."
That's when Lakin found out that the military takes a very dim view of officers that miss deployment and publicly defy lawfully-given orders.
"Here, however, to emphasize the real issues would likely have resulted in a reprimand from the judge and a harsher sentence from the jury. How, I wondered, had our country descended to this level of apathy?"
Funny, I seem to remember Lakin telling the court he made a horrible mistake and please please please don't punish him.
Selective memory is a wonderful thing.
And in comments:
There is no doubt this man is a hero. But it does point out the total lack of character and moral back bone that exists in DC and the Pentagon. Mr.Larkin should have been followed by a parade of others, sadly this didn't happen. After the revolution and this corrupt government is in jail or dead (I know no details about the up coming revolution, but I'm pretty sure the sun is going to shine tomorrow) I don't know the man personally but he is the type who would make a good President when we hold our 1st real election in a century. God Bless you and your family. And to all you government monitors, your futures are looking darker and darker, just following orders, won't be an acceptable excuse to keep your freedom.
Only a true *** would come up with something like that. Get out of MY FREE COUNTRY, you America hater, Obat. I'm keeping my powder dry, because of idiots like you. Like I said, Get out of MY FREE COUNTRY, you loser.
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Some are missing the point here. The article is concerned with the political cover-up of Obama's past, yes. But the higher subject is the fact that out of the great number of military personnel in the United States (yes, I was once one of them) so far there has been only one man with the courage to actually stand up for that which is right in accordance with his sacred oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constititution (not some politician such as POTUS). It's a sad state of affairs when our sworn oaths become meaningless, but here is a man (Col. Lakin) who is a wonderful example for all. May his tribe increase. To blindly obey illegal orders is tantamount to repeating the crimes of the Nazis who did the same. Aren't there others with such gut-wrenching courage and patriotism as that of Colonel Lakin?
Now if our sons and daughters would follow their oaths. And declare Martial Law to take back the Republic and the Constitutional laws of the land. Investigate the president eligibility for the office. And assure that Sharia laws are never ever meant to be included in our laws. That is why the Separation of Church and state is so important, it prevents religious governments from taking away all our rights so hard earned by many generations.
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"Wahhh! Why haven't we had our military coup yet???"
You don't know the difference between a [long form] Birth Certificate and a COLB: Certification Of Live Birth. The Long Form, which was used in 1961, gives much more detail. Also, Maya (Obama's half-sister) has a Hawaiian COLB — and she was born in Indonesia.
TechDude is gone but his lies live on…..
"Bruce M Lt. Col. Terry Lakin is a "modern day" hero…. Too damn bad we don't have a Congress with the same "cajones"!!! What the h*ll are they afraid of?? Who the h*ll is Odummer??? He sits on the same toilet as everyone else!!!
He is gonna get his *Butt* kicked on 06 November back to his Ghetto in Chicago!!!
"Ghetto" eh? Racist much?
The main stream media already knows Obama was not born in Hawaii and is not qualified to be president. This is why they will do anything to cover for him. If people knew the truth, this country would come apart at the seams! Many in the Dem party would be fearful for their lives and rightfully so. Obama is "feminizing the military to keep them on his side and will use drones to go after armed citizens just as he does in the Mideast. The strange thing is that the Communist Jews in America support Obama. Soros must be in charge!
Nothing like some good old-fashioned anti-semitism.
"Donna Kaufmann He needs to be released and Obama needs to be in prison and striped of all he has. Why is the CIA not taking Obama which is a crimal to prison ? Obama was found quilty on 17 counts by Judge Manning. Manning wants to know how it is the CIA has not attempted to do their job for the people of America and so do many. The CIA also needs to be striped of their position. Obama is already fixing votes to win the election. People better get out and vote for Romney to get Obama out. Many more serve man will be charged for war crimes. If we allow Obama to serve another term, it will be hell here in America.
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"Judge" Manning? My Gods, she thinks that Manning is a judge and his play "trial" actually had some validity!!!
Good for him. I hope all the rest join him. If Obama was a man of honor and truth he would release his documents. But he is not and will go on lying and cheating the citizens of America. Since he is illegal, and he definitely is, all orders from him and everything about him should be wiped out. Including him. Anyone who votes for Obama is as much a traitor as he is.
And today's visit from the Secret Service goes to….
Steven Feinstein sends along another from that page. I couldn't find the writer and links to verify it, but it was a stinker.
"You are right Martin . Every patriot in AMERICA and all TRUE AMERICANS HATE HIM . We want to see him in prison or GITMO for the crimes he committed against this nation . If he's not punished by courts martial . Somewhere , some how , some day , his life will shortened by someone who loves this country . He will never be safe , no matter where he tries to hide . He will never be forgiven by a TRUE AMERICAN PATRIOT . We do HATE HIM and that's not going to change ."
If accurate, someone else needs a visit from the Secret Service.
11 August - "Teo Bear" at "Birthers.org" once again preaches the Holy Word of the Blessed St. de Vattel, as read by the birtherstani.
"What these partisan supporters of both parties run away from is simple fact that the Constitution of the United States names only two classes of citizens, those who are the natural born citizens and those who are the citizens of the United States. In the eyes of Article II of the Constitution you are classified as either a natural born citizen or a citizen of the United States. If you are not a natural born citizen and became a citizen of the United States after September 17, 1787 you are ineligible under Article II of the Constitution to be President of the United States of America. It is important to understand this, because it is possible to be born a citizen of the United States and not be a natural born citizen. Both the 14th Amendment and the laws of the United States say a person can be born a citizen of the United States."
I'm getting a whiff of Gordon Epperly here.
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Section 1, Clause 1 of the 14th Amendment of the United States.
The 14th Amendment does not use the term natural born citizen; they simply states that if a person is born in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction, that person is a citizen of the United States. If we look at Article II, Section 1 we see this same distinctive term the 14th Amendment uses, citizen of the United States."
And this is a very common argument - among Neo-confederates and white nationalists. Among actual Constitutional experts, not so much.
"The 14th Amendment defines who is a citizen of the United States using the principle of jus soli regardless of parentage, while Title 8 expands this broad classification of citizenship of who will be a citizen of the United States using the principle of jus sanguinis regardless of location. Natural law on the other hand does not expand those who would be natural born, in fact it restricts those who would be called a natural born citizen, and when you really think about it, Article II is restrictive in both its very nature and purpose.
The result of this is that if the claim to US citizenship is based upon either the 14th amendment or Title 8 USC § 1401, that person is born a citizen of the United States after the adoption of the Constitution and ineligible to be President. Only those who can claim that their citizenship is based upon the national common law definition of a natural born citizen as defined in Minor v Happersett and upheld in United States v Wong Kim Ark are eligible to be President."
So basically the same old "14th Amendment citizens aren't REAL citizens" song and dance.
11 August - And Birther Report reprints Teo Bear's regurgitation of the Neo-confederate "14th Amendment citizen" nonsense.
(bold face mine)
Some people are a tad bit annoyed at Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Mitt romney and paul ryan should be arrested FOR MISPRISON OF FELONY AND MISPRISON OF TREASON. You hypocrites are not going to convince THE REAL BIRTHERS AND LOVERS OF THE CONSTITUTION that voting out the illegal ineligible usurper is ok as long as he loses the election. The usurper must be removed from office immediately BEFORE THE ELECTION!! Mitt romney and paul ryan are criminals and they belong behind bars. 042-68-4425 August 11, 2012 10:44 PM"
And get a bit threaty
"Anonymous said…[Reply] no one knows the meaning of natural born citizen because our constitution is not taught in schools anymore. our schools have been over run with commies and morons. our kids are so damn dumb anymore half of them can't even read. but ill be damned if I'm going to let these commie loving scum get away with their plans. its time to start sending them all to hell where they belong. and Hanity is a moron what do you expect from a New Yorker but a moron? August 12, 2012 11:47 AM"
11 August - Oh look. Another "Ulsterman" piece of fiction.
"One more thing on that. The Ryan pick just increased the race card roll out about 100% now. That will be Obama’s play against the Tea Party. Media is already preparing for that too. Some of them. Maybe it’s the Zimmerman situation. They got that whole thing on standbye. Maybe it’s something new we haven’t seen yet. But the Ryan pick now pushes that scenario to the top of the agenda at this point so watch for it. I’m praying it don’t get as bad as it could but my gut says it will.
And how you like that FnF news? More to come. There is some scandal scenarios circling this election big time."
12 August - I'm starting to think the right-wing's demands for President Obama's college records is almost a "birther lite" thing.
Besides the obvious, (the fact it deflects from Mitt Romney's refusal to release his tax records), it pretty much has two other modalities.
1) By harping on the college records, it allows the far-right to make the claim that President Obama was an "affirmative action" student that got special admission and qualifications based on race. (Wayne Allyn Root has been making this claim as well).
2) It also gives a wink and a nudge to the birthers who have been demanding these records to confirm their fantasy that President Obama got scholarships based on being a "foreign student".
In both cases, it's a dog whistle to many that President Obama is "different", "other", "not really an American". And the fact that Mitt Romney has refused to denounce his surrogates (like Donald Trump) who make these demands continues to speak volumes about his morals and ethics.
Not surprisingly, Newt Gingrich jumps on this bandwagon.
"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller that conservatives should press President Barack Obama to release his college academic records.
“I think every Obama request for transparency should be met with ‘do we get to see your senior paper at Columbia?’” Gingrich said when asked about the topic during an interview with reporters at The Daily Caller on Friday.
“I think the movement ought to be beating him up every morning,” Gingrich said.
Obama’s campaign has made a major issue out of calling on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release more copies of his tax returns. Some conservatives have responded by bringing up the fact that Obama’s academic records are sealed."
They aren't "sealed" as much as "protected by privacy laws", but since when have they cared about the facts?
12 August - Found over at Dr. Orly's House o' Malware: (malware and redirect warning)
August 12th, 2012 @ 1:51 pm
If Hannity and Rush do not FINALLY decide to cover this, their deaths are imminent unless they can escape from the country fast. Just think: Soon, we will be turning on our radios to suddenly find the CIA has silenced the airwaves of Talk Radio. It will be poetic justice if so-called “Conservative” talk radio hosts and tv hosts find themselves executed because they deliberately chose to avoid bringing this issue to the American People."
12 August - The Daily Caller notes that on Fox News Sunday, DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz doesn't know who is in the PAC that made an anti-Romney ad.
“First of that’s a Priorities USA — it’s not a Democratic ad,” she said. “It’s a Priorities USA super PAC ad which we have nothing to do with it. I have no idea the political affiliation of the folks associated with that super PAC.”
But she explained the ad in her mind was less about the death of the cancer victim and more about the overall impact on someone’s life as a result of Bain Capital’s actions under Mitt Romney.
“That is a super PAC ad that is not affiliated with the campaign or with the party,” she continued. “What I think of the ad is there is no question that the ad raises facts such as that Mitt Romney when he was CEO of Bain Capital bankrupted companies, laid off workers, cut their benefits and made millions in profits. That ad points out that there are consequences to making decisions like that that impacted people’s live in a significant way. That was what that ad was underscoring.”
Rep. Wasserman Schultz would also know why there hasn't been any fuss or complaints about PAC ads like the "Conservative Majority Fund" pack of lies. (said ad ran on Fox News)
"But Wasserman Schultz cried foul over the backlash, wanting to know why there was none on the other side over some of the attacks on President Barack Obama.
“It’s really interesting that there’s no indignation — the hypocrisy that exists,” she said. “Where is the indignation that exists on the other side with super PACs affiliated with Mitt Romney’s campaign or in support of Mitt Romney’s campaign. They’ve inferred that Barack Obama isn’t even American. They’ve questioned his birth certificate is legitimate. There are so many questions that question Barack Obama’s patriotism or whether he’s even an American.”
“Where is the same indignation? Is Fox condemning the super PAC ads supporting Mitt Romney in the way there is indignation over this ad? The bottom line: Mitt Romney CEO of Bain Capital profited from bankrupting companies like GST Steel, cutting their benefits and firing workers and made money anyway. And there are consequences. That has an impact people’s lives and the person in the ad wanted to talk about what he thought the impact on his family life was.”
12 August - Birther Report is upset that Rep. Wasserman Schultz pointed out the blinding hypocrisy and double-standards shown by Fox News and the far-right.
"Kanbun said…[Reply] Dog fucking ugly, lying, shit for brains, SKANK. August 12, 2012 1:49 PM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Debbie Wasserman Schultz needs to be "MAKING KEYS" with that grill of hers! August 12, 2012 2:07 PM"
"BOYCOTT FOXNEWS until they tell the truth said…[Reply] Debbie Washerman Shits is a disgrace to this nation! August 12, 2012 3:30 PM"
Goodness. She must have hit a nerve.
12 August - "Reality Check" notes that Mike Zullo's resume may have a bit of a resemblance to an overstuffed mattress.
AFP: Can you elaborate on your professional background?
M.Z.: I worked as a detective in Bergen County, N.J. for five years. Keep in mind that this was the metropolitan area across the river from New York City out to Newark and Union City, N.J., an area that includes over a million people with 70 police departments, an area that does not have as much street crime as it does mob crime and a high level of white collar crime. I was also involved with major narcotics investigations.
Wait, I thought Zullo worked as a town cop in the Borough of Demarest, NJ, which has a population of about 4,500 and all of nine cops (not counting crossing guards)? Isn’t that a bit like Deputy Barney Fife claiming he is a deputy sheriff in a state with millions of people? I believe Mayberry had more people than Demarest. I picture Deputy Zullo hanging the keys next to the jail door as Otis Campbell sleeps off a binger on Saturday night in busy Demarest. “Zullo and Corsi” sounds like a great name for a pair of circus clowns. I believe I see a future for them under the big top.
13 August - You would think that Dr. Orly would be used to hearing the word "no" by now, as the US District Court - Central District of California tells her "no, you can't have recusal, not yours".
(Scribd link here)
"Taitz has failed to show a basis for recusal under any of the foregoing standards. The Motion depends on a single theory for disqualification: That because Judge Gee was nominated and appointed by President Obama, she is disqualified to consider the issues in this case because they relate to hisPresidency and could in some manner bring into question the validity of her appointment as a district judge. Taitz cites no authority in support of these positions and the Court has found none. Every federal district judge holds office for a term of good behavior."
13 August - And Gingrich's dog whistle is heard by the rabid curs at Birther Report
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Newt should use his megaphone, excoriate the media for indolence, failure to vet, and covering up Obama's past, AND get off his fat ass already!!
He blabs about leaving a country for his grandchildren. If he cared about the future, he would shout it from the shining city on the Hill.
August 13, 2012 1:01 AM"
"Commykiller said…[Reply] Back when he was a candidate and could have done something, he was to much of a COWARD to touch the issue with a pole. Now he want's to run the show…
Welcome to Birther World Mr. Newt. You're only 4 yrs late you TRAITOR..!
August 13, 2012 1:50 AM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] I am convinced if Newt is on this then this is just a scam to set up the republicans for Obamas next forgery. There will be an October surprise. Remember Newt turned around and walked away in a hurry from the birthers at some republican conference last year. August 13, 2012 8:11 AM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] “Did Newt ever release his college transcripts or records while he was running for nomination? If not, then isn't he being a little hypocritical in asking for anyone else's?”
No, not really, because Newt is not known to have been adopted by a citizen of Indonesia and is not known to have used dozens of stolen social security numbers, together with many aliases, so there was never any question of Newt's true identity and his eligibility to be POTUS. If hypocrisy really bothers you, you ought to be screaming about the scandal that Obama’s so-called birth certificate is an obvious computer-generated fake, and that his very first executive order was to seal every vestige of information that could possibly support his claim to be constitutionally eligible to be POTUS, and his cavalier and cynical expense of several million public and private dollars to hire an army of high-priced lawyers to seal, alter or destroy those very records.
August 13, 2012 1:02 PM"
Oh, and more calls to violence. (bold face mine)
"Anonymous said…[Reply] @ Calamity Jane. . . Why the hatred? I'll tell u why. It's pointy nosed trolls like you who will put the queer n chief back in office. . . Sewer rats like you go against the grain of what America is . If you like socialism why don't you move to a socialist country? Snakes like you will never be accepted in this country. . . We will win, if we have to take up arms to beat you we will but WE WILL WIN ! August 13, 2012 3:38 PM"
13 August - Oh look. The Article II Super Duper Extra Spicy PAC publishes….are you ready for this?……YET ANOTHER AD in the Washington Times.
(Scribd link to ad here)
13 August - And, of course, the inmates at Birther Report are thrilled about Yet Another Ad.
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Another paid ad. Whoop de do. August 13, 2012 12:01 PM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Oh look! We got an article about our movement printed in the Washington Times… oh… wait… I mean we bought a full page ad in the Moonie Times and called it an article! August 13, 2012 12:13 PM"
13 August - ConWebWatch notes that World Nut Daily still is being less than honest with their readership about the Corsi/Arpaio dog and pony show.
"Just how far in denial is WorldNetDailiy about the fact that its highly touted cold case posse "investigation" of Barack Obama's "eligibility" to be president completely botched the facts?
In his Aug. 9 column, WND editor Joseph Farah continued to insist that Obama's birth certificate was "found to be fraudulent by the only law enforcement investigation to examine it."
In fact, that biased "investigation" was caught rehashing previously discredited WND birther conspiracies and, most recently, cold case posse leader Mike Zullo (and de facto posse member completely screwed the pooch by using the wrong coding system to examine Obama's birth certificate.
Farah and WND have continued their blackout on Zullo's screw-up -- or any other factual criticism of the "investigation." It seems that WND's credibility is tanking along with the posse's (as well as Joe Arpaio, who WND manipulated into doing an investigation in the first place)."