In today's dispatches, Dr. Orly files a motion in her lawsuit against everyone who's ever told her "no". Birther blathering on a CBS-hosted blog makes the birtherstani pee on the carpet again.
John Woodman gets a real computer expect to take the WND/Dr. Orly cadre of "experts" out to the woodshed. "Beckwith" and Nellie Ristvedt aka "Butterdezillion" announce a group to investigate those pesky folks that always seem to shoot down their claims with things like "facts" and "knowledge" and "law" and "reality".
The sludge report rehashes an old lie, and the birthers go bonkers. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery tries to tell the birthers in a way that won't make them too upset. He fails. And the media notices Joel Gilbert's attempt to see how low he can go, (which considering he can already limbo under a worm, says something)
22 September - Ex Parte motion for Emergency Stay in Dr. Orly's "Judd vs Everyone She Doesn't Like and Their Little Dog Toto Too" case.
(Scribd link here)
"Taitz was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2012 primary election. The difference between her and candidate Emken who was second and proceeded to 2012 General election was only 450,000 votes"
And you came in fifth over-all.
"If an emergency stay of the CA Senatorial General election is not issued, pending removal from the voter rolls of all the invalid voter registrations and revote, Taitz will be irreparably harmed"
Somehow I doubt that.
"Additionally, both candidates, who proceeded into the top 2 general election: Senator Feinstein and the Republican Candidate Emken were served with the complaint on July 10, when the complaint was originally filed in the state court. They did not respond yet and chose to ignore the complaint believing that no judge will have the strength of character to stay the Senatorial election and that every judge will do what is usually done in elections fraud cases: find some lame excuse to dismiss the complaint."
Bitter, party of one.
"He cannot be possibly harmed by such order, as he was served here and was served to appear in court in similar cases and he simply arrogantly chose to be in contempt of court and not appear."
I believe it's the judge who makes the determination of contempt of court, not Dr. Orly.
"The only reasonable explanation why Obama is boycotting the court hearings, is because he knows that there is no legitimate reason or explanation for his use of a Connecticut Social Security number which was never assigned to him according to E-verify and SSNVS and there is no explanation or justification for hiding the original application for the Selective Service and Birth Certificate, when alleged copies were shown to be forgeries."
Or, alternately, because the President of the United States has far better things to do than drop everything and respond to every questionable demand from a nitrous-addled bigoted whack-a-loon.
"As Obama boycotted prior hearings and showed a complete disrespect and contempt for the Court of law, there is no reason to believe that he will act any differently."
Particularly since each time he's failed to appear on demand for Dr. Orly, she STILL lost.
"Motion for Stay/ Preliminary Injunction of the 2012 Califomia Senatorial election, as well as 2012 Certification of Barack Obama as a Presidential candidate should be held ex-parte. [n altemative such motion should be heard on expedited schedule to be set by the court."
Translation - "Give me a do-over on the Senatorial election, with everyone who came in before me removed from the ballot. Also please remove that scary black man from the ballot as well. And give me a pony."
25 September - On a blog ran by CBS Local for Washington DC, Scott Paulson plays the "birther lite" college record version of "you better show us your papers, BOY!"
"The surprise of President Obama releasing his academic documents would probably even explain where all of this confusion regarding Hawaiian-born versus Kenyan-born really started. If we find he claimed to be a foreign exchange student during those college years, that information would explain when, where, and why the allegations of being born in Kenya even came up in the first place. It would explain why the initial printing of his book said he was, in fact, born in Kenya.
You see, it wasn’t Donald Trump’s fault after all – it was probably Obama’s academic records regarding his admission process into American institutions of academia that started the infamous “birther” confusion.
I’m sticking to that theory. I think the devastating information in the hidden academic documents reveal that Obama got through college as a foreign exchange student when he didn’t legally deserve that label. If he honestly deserved that label, let’s face it, he shouldn’t have been elected to be our president."
Oh, and the article has this disclaimer at the end:
"Scott Paulson writes political commentary for Examiner.com and teaches English at a community college in the Chicago area. The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CBS Local."
So how many birthers are going show their lack of reading comprehension, put 2 and 2 together, come up with rutabaga, and turn this into "CBS demands that Obama release his records!"???
26 September - The religious show "Crosstalk" interviews Dr. Orly.
26 September - John Woodman comes out of retirement for a bit. After dealing with the usual crop of wannabe "experts" like Garrett Papit and Tim Selaty, Jr., Woodman decides to get an actual professional to evaluate the work of Papit and Selaty.
The gist of Papit's claims is that there are "problems" with the “mixed raster content” compression on the long form PDF, and that proves it's a forgery. So John Woodman asked for the opinion of one Dr. Ricardo de Queiroz, Ph.D. Dr. de Queiroz is a professor at Universidade de Brasília. He and his team also hold 6 separate patents on the subject of "mixed raster content", and many of the technical papers to do with MRC have been authored by him.
"The question is whether all these artifacts we see after rendering the PDF of POBC are signs of forgery. I do not see that. I see them more likely as a result of inadequate processing.
The document has poor quality and it has been aggressively processed, no questions about it. The question is whether the corruptive processing was individual with the intent of forging it, or if it was automated within regular MRC segmentation.
If it was a forgery it was a very sloppy job. Any photoshop-knowledgeable person, of the garden variety, can do a much better job than that. If it is automated, it is a lousy job too, but bear in mind that algorithms for these jobs are not trained on specific documents. They were more likely developed, trained and tested on magazine pages and books. A US birth certificate is unlikely to give good results because it may be an outlier in the big picture of all documents they had in mind when developed their MRC tool."
He then goes on to discuss the artifacts in better detail, and concludes:
"In summary I can only say I see much stronger signs of common MRC algorithmic processing of the image rather than some intentional manipulation."
Woodman discusses his exchange with Professor de Queiroz in more detail, and concludes his article with:
"The bottom line? Not only is it NOT “proven” that the bitmap layers and other obvious artifacts in Obama’s PDF are the products of manual manipulation; one of the fathers of the kind of compression technology used in the birth certificate has now examined the file, and he sees no indication that the artifacts — including the multiple bitmap layers — are anything BUT the result of innocent, technological processes.
In other words: The Arpaio Posse’s most recent claims, just like their earlier claims, are worthless. And after a year and 5 months of literally dozens upon dozens of such claims by birthers, there’s still no real indication in Obama’s PDF of any kind of manual manipulation or “forgery…” at all.
Meanwhile, Joe Arpaio / Jerome Corsi / Joseph Farah / WorldNetDaily (and other birthers) continue to studiously ignore and brush aside all real and competent technical opinions in favor of whatever “expert” they can find — whether 22 years old or not — who will back the claims they want to promote."
27 September - Not surprisingly, Birther Report falls into the "CBS demands Obama's Records!" trap.
"Anonymous said…[Reply] It's amazing how the Left have forced Romney and McCain to release information - documents when Obama NEVER has to produce his documents. Nice to someone in the media raising the issue. September 27, 2012 5:58 AM"
Reading comprehension - fail.
Oh look. Paranoia.
I think he knows he's gonna get his ass kicked in the election. It's all smoke and mirrors in the polls and the garbage media now. They know the jig is up, too. Their body language and demeanor are quite telling. He's practically stopped doing his job and has an "I don't give a care" deportment now.
There's something else going on: He knows that in the next 30 days or so there are probably going to be some horrible revelations about him released. It's going to be devastating and it's seriously affecting him right now. He is going to be forced to face that he is a complete and total fraud and may end up in federal prison when the smoke clears.
This makes him a very dangerous person. If he loses the election, he'll still have 10 weeks of presidency left to wreak havoc like no one has ever seen. There is nothing scarier than a lame-duck BHO.
The worst case scenario is a false-flag national emergency in the next 6 weeks where the national elections are "suspended" indefinitely. That will surely bring civil war, which could be the open door to their ultimate objective, the American Caliphate.
September 27, 2012 7:15 AM"
27 September - Amusing bit of birther paranoia from "Beckwith" of the "Obama File".
(Bold face mine)
"Beckwith Posted Yesterday at 03:55 PM
Crack in the birth certificate conspiracy
Butterdezillion says frustrated by the lack of progress in fully exposing the conspiracy behind Barack Obama's fraudulent Certificate of Live Birth, a nationwide group of web researchers, private investigators with access to national databases and individuals with computer hacking skills, led by a team leader now located in California, have been investigating the individuals and sites involved in the creation of the fraudulent document and the disinformation campaign associated with the false narrative of Obama's personal history."
"According to the team leader: "As the old saying goes 'loose lips sink ships.' Either through arrogance or momentary negligence, they made mistakes."
Working over the last several months, using information already gleaned by other investigators and communicating via encrypted email and private social networks, the group has pieced together a web of conspirators including members of the legal profession, the IT community, journalists, web bloggers, Obama operatives and government officials."
Which took them what, 5 or 10 minutes of watching of of "ObamAcornKenyanBorn's" videos??
"The team leader noted: "The focal point of the conspiracy has always been Washington, D.C., but it has been supported by a small group of individuals residing in other parts of the country with bursts of activity in such places as the Seattle and Chicago areas and, of course, Hawaii."
Seattle eh??? *chuckle*
"The number of individuals directly involved in the fraudulent birth certificate is small, but the disinformation campaign is much wider. There are both unethical and criminal activities involved."
Who are the people I keep seeing performing unethical and criminal activities??
Oh, right. Birthers.
"The group, loosely known as "The White Rose" named in honor of the resistance group fighting against the Nazi regime in Germany, has linked literally thousands of emails, blog posts and other information to identify both major and minor players in the birth certificate conspiracy, many of whom have used monikers, multiple email accounts, access through "gateways" and other techniques to hide their identities and locations.
The team leader admits that the outcome is largely dependent on the political environment: "If Obama is re-elected, prosecution will be impossible. Nevertheless, the information gathered will be published."
Rather full of themselves, eh?? Assuming, of course, this isn't something they came up with after a NyQui and Tequila bender.
"If Butterdezillion says it, you can take it to the bank."
Well, considering she deleted the blog post you link to, you might want to check your deposit slip.
27 September - Think Progress reports on claims from the "Drudge Report" that people are getting free cell phones from President Obama.
"On Thursday, the Drudge Report splashed a video of an unidentified woman who claims to have received a free “Obama Phone.”
The video has captured the attention of the right online, who see it as proof that Obama supporters are dependent on government. On his show today, Rush Limbaugh weighed in:So these are the people that don’t like Romney because of what he said about 47%? No, these are the 47%!… She knows. She knows how to get this free Obama phone. She knows everything about it. She may not know who George Washington is or Abraham Lincoln, but she knows how to get an Obama phone.
Thousands of conservatives are on Twitter, telling jokes about the #ObamaPhone.
There is one problem with the Obama Phone: It doesn’t exist.
The article then goes on to explain.
"Since 2009, there has been an urban myth that Obama created a program to provide free phones to low-income Americans at taxpayer expense. There is, in fact, a government program that will provide low-income people with a free or low cost cell phone. It was started in 2008 under George W. Bush.
The idea of providing low-income individuals with subsidized phone service was originated in the Reagan administration following the break-up of AT&T in 1984. (It was expanded and formalized by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.) The program is paid for by telecommunications companies through an independent non-profit, not through tax revenue."
27 September - The Atlantic Wire also reports on the so-called "Obama Phone", and how the claims may have a racist tinge.
"There was a video leading the Drudge Report on Thursday afternoon of a poor black woman with messed-up teeth saying she's voting for President Obama because he gave her a free phone, and perhaps you have some questions about it. Questions like: Is this video racist? Is Obama really giving away phones? Is anyone really bothered by these Obama Phones? And, come on, this is just blatant racism, right? We'll try to answer them."
They report the same details about it being a programme that started in the Reagan administration, then goes on to note:
"Let's start by saying it's racial. The Obama Phone video belongs to a genre popular on conservative blogs in which poor people, usually black, confirm conservatives' worst 47-percent fears by saying they can get something for nothing because Obama's in office. The message is, "Here's what Obama's supporters really look like."
The standout in the category is "Obama money": Back in October 2009, big lines formed formed for Detroit housing assistance applications after the city underestimated how many people would show up to apply. The scene was chaotic, and local TV reported there were rumors that $3,000 checks would be handed out.
The meme on rightwing blogs became that it was an angry mob in search of "Obama money." A Detroit radio station interviewed people in line for "Obama money." One woman says, "I don't know where he got it from but he's giving it to us. … O-BA-MA O-BA-MA!" Rush Limbaugh excerpted the audio, saying, "This is the model citizen in Barack Obama's vision."
And further more:
"Drudge's only commentary with the Obama Phone video is "OBAMA HAS MY VOTE, HE GAVE ME A FREE PHONE," but the conservative internet quickly picked up a broader electoral theme: this is what the 47 percent -- the people Mitt Romney referred to as "dependent upon government" at a secretly taped fundraiser -- looks like. Some samples:
"The 47% that Romney referred to," Matthew Moosavian tweeted.
"The choice in this election! Psss along," conservative syndicated columnist Cal Thomas tweeted.
"Romney's '47% of Americans don't pay income taxes' wasn't a gaffe. Many of those people want their 'Obamaphone' from the govt," Katie Johnson, of the Wisconsin College Republicans, tweeted.
"I'm paying for the #ObamaPhone but I can't have one. The 47% aren't the victims. We 53% really are!" Rob Barrett tweeted.
"Obama voter. G-d help us," the Steve Malzberg Show tweeted."
And it gets better:
"But as "inelegant" as Romney says his comments were, they're measured, thoughtful, and considerate compared to where they came from. For example, the racists over at Stormfront just love this story. One reader posted the video under the headline "Negro Obama Voter Says 'Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone,'" and added, just in case the subtext wasn't obvious, "First I thought this was a joke but it's real. Racial inferiority on display." The aggressively racist responses have included, "The media tries not to show scum like this because then it would be easier to see what non-whites are really like" and "what does this talking baboon mean by free? When I pay my taxes it sure as hell ain't free." So, yes, it's totally and obviously racist according to some racists who rushed to a "White Pride" Internet forum as soon as they heard about it on Rush Limbaugh's show. To any conservatives offended at being associated with such vile people, let us say it for you: Using one mockable person you found on the Internet to make generalizations about half the country is lazy and stupid."
27 September - So if "Stormfront" is all a gaga about the "Obama Phone" lie, can Birther Report be far behind??
"Face Of The Disgusting Obama Voter: Vote For Obama Because He Gives Free Phones"
No, you're not racist, are you??
The comments are much like you would expect.
"Death Angel said…[Reply] If Obama had a sister . . .
… she'd look like this blood sucking welfare parasitic leech.
September 27, 2012 3:05 PM"
Actually President Obama has a sister. Who is more than likely far more academically accomplished than "Death Angel" will ever hope to be.
"Mama Jams said…[Reply] I gots me a free phone for my vote for President Obama jus for the asking. If yous wants a phone yous all can aks for one two.
Yous all jus look like a bunch loser peoples. Hope yous all got yer sheets war shed and bleached so yous can burn yer crosses.
September 27, 2012 5:21 PM"
"Moochele Obama said…[Reply] My Buhrock is gonna gib dis woman a free 55 inch BIG screen tv and free cable. Dat is reparashuns and redistribution stuff. You honkies ain't gonna beat my Buhrock. We beez loot in dis White House for a billion and a 1/2 dollars - how bout dat, suckahs! September 27, 2012 5:56 PM"
"Anonymous said…[Reply] It's called the Entitlement Society. Gimmie, gimmie, gimmie is all they think about. Why do you think they can get out and protest at the least bit of what they call "injustice"?? Here's a clue….they don't work. DING DONG wake up. Glad they had someone to interpret what she said because I couldn't understand her ebonics. September 27, 2012 8:21 PM"
"But we're not racist, honest!"
Look, an internet tough guy. (And a screaming bigot)
"Anonymous said…[Reply] Obama knows he's done he's ordered a house in Hawaii and needs it ready to move into in January. all the skewed polls won't help him. and i won't count on him living in that house for long the word is getting out that he's been helping the enemy that's called treason. go watch becks documentary called "the project". Obama his union buddy's the owe and the muslim brotherhood are all trying to over throw this country. Romney's been sent all the documents and there is more than enough evidence to convict Obama for treason. my fellow veterans get ready these muslims are going to try and take over America. we need to make sure they only take over a mass grave where they are all buried with all the pig guts we can find. if they think they are going to come here and take our country. they are sadly mistaken. LOCK N LOAD brothers its ass kicking time! September 27, 2012 7:27 PM"
28 September - So Brian Reilly gets a rather pandering letter back from Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Montgomery basically whines that he would LIKE to do something about that scary black man, but his hands are tied.
"From the Sheriff?s Office investigation into suspect documents produced by the White House to date, that investigation has not revealed any evidence that conduct occurred in Maricopa County. I have discussed this with the Sheriff. As for any issues regarding qualifications or information provided regarding the Presidential Election itself, that is a statewide election. Under Arizona law, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General have jurisdiction over statewide elections. I do not.
I will share with you, as well, that the criminal statute you cited in your message requires additional evidence that the MCSO investigation to date has not uncovered. Specifically, we would need evidence to affirmatively prove that Mr. Obama is not a US citizen. To date, there has been evidence presented leading to speculation that documents have been forged and other documents do not exist. That alone, though, is not sufficient evidence to present to a grand jury and actually have a reasonable likelihood of conviction. I cannot speak for other prosecutors at the state level around the rest of the country or for prosecutors at the federal level but Arizona?s ethics rules do not permit prosecutors to file a charge they can only hope to be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt at a later stage.
I stand ready and willing, however, to review any case submitted for charges and, if the evidence is there, I will prosecute regardless of who the suspect/defendant may be."
Obviously, this isn't good enough for the birtherstani, as George Miller goes off on a tear.
"1. Why would we have to prove that AKA “Obama” is not a US citizen for you to move on felony fraud charges? It is established beyond reasonable doubt by Maricopa County Sheriff’s Dept. and other entities that the electronic “birth certificate” image Obama is using is a very badly produced forgery. That’s a felony in itself. Why are we even debating this? Obama is perpetrating this fraud on Maricopa County (as well as everywhere else) residents, is he not? "
What part of "jurisdiction" did you not understand??
And it's not been "established beyond reasonable doubt". If it was, it would have been presented to the appropriate court, not gabbed about in a series of press conferences.
"2. Isn’t it true that Obama failed to prove his eligibility when challenged and that SOS Bennett accepted incomplete and inadequate evidence? In any case, even if he was born in HI as “Barack Hussein Obama, on Aug. 4, 1961 (which HI failed to confirm), which looks increasingly unlikely, his father was admittedly a foreigner, meaning that Obama is not natural born, according to established precedent, repeatedly upheld by the Supreme Court."
Funny, I didn't think Maricopa County had jurisdiction over Constitutional matters….
28 September - A 29 October 2009 article at FactCheck shows the "Obama Phone" claim is an old one, and long debunked.
So yet another example of old lies being dug up.
28 September - Michelle Goldberg at the Daily Beast reports on Joel Gilbert's festering boil of lies.
"With ‘Dreams From My Real Father,’ Have Obama Haters Hit Rock Bottom?"
Oh, I'm fairly confident they'll find a way to sink even lower.
"After four years of invective, four years during which the right has called President Obama a traitor, a communist, a fraud, an affirmative-action case, a terrorist-sympathizer, and a tyrant, its shrillest voices have been reduced to the most primal insult of all. They are calling Obama’s mother a whore."
Oh, they've been using that term for a LONG time now. James Manning used it in Summer of 2008, and so did anti-Semite Andy Martin.
"For a while now, pictures purporting to show Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, modeling in 1950s bondage and fetish porn have been floating around the darker corners of the Internet. Now, though, they’ve made their way into a pseudo-documentary, Joel Gilbert’s Dreams From My Real Father, which is being mailed to voters in swing states, promoted by several Tea Party groups and by at least one high-level Republican."
And I'd really love to know who is bankrolling it.
Gilbert has some help though.
"At the same time, Dinesh D’Souza’s latest book, Obama’s America—the first of all his works to hit the top spot on The New York Times bestseller list—has a chapter essentially calling Dunham a fat slut."
Sounds about right.
"Davis enjoyed taking nude photos of women, and the images said to be of Dunham, to which the director pays lascivious attention, are presented as evidence of their intimate relationship. “These photos were taken a few weeks before 1960, when Mom was about five weeks pregnant with me,” the narrator says. “Frank then sold the photos to men’s mail-order catalogs.”
The problem being is that the covers of the magazines shown all date back to the mid and late 50's.
"What matters here is not that a lone crank made a vulgar conspiracy video, one that outdoes even birther propaganda in its lunacy and bad taste. It’s that the video is finding an audience on the right. Gilbert claims that more than a million copies of Dreams From My Real Father have been mailed to voters in Ohio, as well between 80,000 and 100,000 to voters in Nevada and 100,000 to voters in New Hampshire. “We’re putting plans in place, as of next week, to send out another 2 [million] or 3 million, just state by state,” he told me."
I REALLY want to know who is bankrolling this.
"Gilbert won’t say who is funding this distribution, and there’s no way to verify his numbers. "
Of course not.
"D’Souza argues that part of the reason Ann Dunham sent Obama to live with her parents in Hawaii was so she could pursue affairs with Indonesian men. “Ann’s sexual adventuring may seem a little surprising in view of the fact that she was a large woman who kept getting larger,” he writes. On the next page, he continues, “Learning about Ann’s sexual adventures in Indonesia, I realized how wrong I had been to consider Barack Obama Sr. the playboy … Ann … was the real playgirl, and despite all her reservations about power, she was using her American background and economic and social power to purchase the romantic attention of third-world men.”
There is no evidence for any of this—D’Souza mentions the name of exactly one man who Dunham had a relationship with after her divorce. Even if it was true, however, it’s hard to see how it’s relevant to Obama’s supposed taste for subversion, since as D’Souza himself points out, Obama wasn’t living in Indonesia at the time. The chapter is simply an expression of glandular-level contempt. It shows that a writer once considered a legitimate conservative intellectual has been reduced to sputtering “yo mama” at our president."
When they get down into the gutter, it's not surprising that they're reduced to throwing slime.
"After the last four years, perhaps we shouldn’t expect anything more. That itself, however, is telling. In 2001, the Republican activist Barbara Olson was quoted saying, “Look at Bill Clinton’s mother, as opposed to George W.’s mother. Is your mother a barfly who gets used by men? Or is your mother a strong woman who demanded respect for her ideas and always received it?” She was widely condemned and issued an abject apology. D’Souza’s nastier words, by contrast, have barely caused a ripple. Conservative groups haven’t been scandalized by their association with Gilbert’s movie. This is who they are. There’s nothing left to be shocked about."
Which goes a long way to showing just how deep-seated the hatred and contempt the far right shows President Obama every single day. For many of these people, they're not simply offended that he's president.
They're offended by his very existence.
28 September - Slate reports on the particularly scummy tactics shown in distributing Joel Gilbert's mound of lies. (not to mention D'Souza's trip to the gutter as well.)
"The most surprising thing is that it took this long. Frustrated Obama obsessives, unable to believe that the rest of the country doesn't share their paranoid suspicion that the president has dark secrets lurking under his amiable exterior, have finally stooped to slurring his mother through the time-honored method of calling her a slut."
Again, it's not exactly new.
"Dreams From My Real Father peddles a conspiracy theory so convoluted that more traditional birthers must be envious of its creativity."
Oh hell no. They're lapping it up like a starving rottweiler next to a spilled crate of Gravy Train.
"Will this sort of mud-slinging make a difference in the election? It's hard to imagine anyone who isn't already convinced that Obama is secretly a Kenyan-born Muslim communist radical being convinced to believe it because you called his mother a slut. This kind of sleaze always lurks at the fringes of the right. Many conservatives were absolutely convinced that Hillary Clinton was both a secret lesbian and had an affair with Vince Foster, who they believe she then murdered to cover up her wicked ways, but it didn't seem to hurt Bill on election day. The real danger in these sorts of things is that it helps contribute to a culture of paranoia on the right, which can bubble up to the top and create serious problems. Years of the Clinton rumor mill eventually spurred paranoid Republicans to push for investigations into the man, on the grounds that all this smoke meant there had to be fire somewhere. As you'll recall, those investigations then led to an impeachment on the slimmest, most embarrassing grounds imaginable. God only knows what this kind of growing right wing hysteria could mean for Obama in a second term. "
Oh, I imagine they'll go completely insane at the very idea. So much so that I really expect that most of the far-right will be openly calling for President Obama's death by 2014.