In today's dispatches, too crazy for Glenn Beck?? Joseph Farah goes on an extended whine that he can't seem to fool all of the people all of the time. Mark Gillar has Mike Zullo on his green-screened show, with an offer that Colin Powell will more than likely find quite easy to refuse, while the inmates at Birther Report show a level of maturity only lightly below that of a zygote.
We have a Jerome Corsi lie retrospect. Rudy Davis is aiming for other cars, lampposts, stop signs, and Secret Service attention. Dr. Orly comes up with Yet Another Really Stupid idea. Dr. Orly gets an order to show cause in the birtherstani civil war. Carl Swensson seems to have scarified his work, his marriage, and his sanity in his jihad against the President.
From Helsinki, Finland, Lawrence Sellin goes to openly calling for the violent overthrow of the US Government and replacing it with a totalitarian regime. And Dr. Kate finally has employment.
23 January - Poor George Miller. Not even bat-guano crazy Glenn Beck wants to play in the birthers reindeer games.
"But what really ticked me off was listening to Glenn Beck this morning about 10:15 A.M. PT, while driving home from a meeting of right-wing radicals. I had to struggle to maintain control of the car at high speed, as the bespectacled one was jabbering about how theories that the Newtown shooting is a fraud and Obama’s birth certificate is forged are …. “crazy”– mere distractions and that we should be talking about the real issues. He wouldn’t allow the possibility that many of the horrible things happening today, the “issues,” are perpetrated by people, starting at the top, who don’t have real allegiance to the USA and its Constitution, laws, traditions, customs and mores. That is why Article II Section 1 Clause 5 eligibility requirement of the Constitution was written and has been upheld for hundreds of years. That is why some patriots have dedicated years to fighting, even when it seems hopeless. That is even why this humble web site exists and you are reading this.
Is part of Glenn’s shtick undermining real patriots trying to expose and dispense with America’s enemies? If so, he’s reading from the RNC playbook. He surely must have seen the volumes of evidence that “Obama” has never proven his eligibility and likely can’t. How about at least a fair hearing, Glenn? We’ll put people on your show to debate your “experts.” Readers, please send this to Glenn or write your own respectful request. In the meantime, do not let others write the narrative of history and Twitter, blog and publish their lies to hide the truth that “Obama” isn’t one of us, isn’t a loyal American. Of course, he proves that almost daily, in words and actions,"
It says something when you're too crazy for Glenn Beck.
23 January - Shorter Joseph Farah - "Wahhh, the scary black man is STILL President!!!"
"I don’t know why I waste my breath any more."
Because you're a huckster running a scam on the gullible??
"For four years I’ve been telling Americans they elected a very bad joke to the White House, but, by hook or by crook, they allowed him to be re-elected for another four years.
That’s the sad truth."
"Wahhh! Not enough people believed our lies!!!
"If I could stop writing about Barack Obama, I gladly would."
Yeah, right, SURE you would.
"For instance, I haven’t mentioned in months that, by his own admission, he is ineligible to hold office. No one cares."
Funny, President Obama never made such an admission. I guess I don't pick up the channel that the voices in Farah's head listen to.
"But, I digress. As mad as I am about Obama’s fundamental attack on the Constitution, on common sense, on reason and on the values that have made America great, I am not talking about guns today.
I’m talking about Obama’s priorities.
What do you suppose Americans care most about in 2013?
My guess, given how fat, lazy, immoral and stupid most Americans are, is that they care most about jobs."
Translation - "Grrrr! I can't believe more Americans weren't gullible enough to buy into the crap I was peddling!!"
"It’s understandable. It’s predictable. They want someone to give them a job. It doesn’t matter who it is. Americans will do just about anything. They will work for the government. They will work for unions. They will take money for doing nothing without shame, or they will work for a private employer as long as he doesn’t demand too much."
And if anyone knows about taking money for doing nothing without shame, it's Joseph Farah and the staff of World Nut Daily.
"How did this guy get re-elected?
He got re-elected because there was virtually no opposition."
Weren't you and Jerome Corsi confidently predicting a Romney win?? Ooopsie.
Oh, and some serious nut cases in comments:
" apriles • 4 hours ago
Hey, don't fence off California. California still flies the American flag which declares the King of Heaven is our King and by His stripes we are healed. Deport them to China, where they will fit in better. Oh, and in China they can bow down before idols openly, instead of pretending there's some sophistication to the practice."
Funny, I haven't seen anything remotely theocratic about the US Flag.
" pilgrim249 • 12 hours ago
Usurping a place meant for Jesus alone.
The African Christ hath 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.
"K. Thomas Byars • 12 hours ago
Joseph. God is in control and Orly Taitz will be at a SCOTUS hearing Feb 15. Someone cares and there is hope."
23 January - From the green-screened bridge of the USS Boobyprise, Mark Gillar talks to Mike Zullo, boy defective.
Both of them have a mad at Gen. Colin Powell. But Zullo has the great idea of showing him what the Maricopa CCCP has come up with. Zullo will even pay his way.
There's a couple of things here. The first is, why should Colin Powell bother? All he has to do is read a couple of World Nut Daily and Jerome Corsi articles to get the same info. The second thing is if this actually WAS a "legitimate" law enforcement investigation, wouldn't this, oh, compromise their supposed "investigation"???
If Powell wasn't willing to accept Dean Haskins' $20,000 offer, I somehow doubt he'll be impressed with Zullo's offer.
Oh, and Mike Zullo claims that neither himself or the Maricopa CCCP are "birthers" and he doesn't know what a birther is. Of course, he follows this by repeating every tired birther talking point.
You're a birther dude. Man up and accept it.
And while Zullo is claiming he's got all this proof that the law has been broken, neither Zullo or Apraio has placed ANY of it in front of an attorney general or prosecuting attorney's office. Funny thing that.
23 January - Petty, immature, and racist. Yep, it's Birther Report. Riding on Mark Gillar's coattails (including swiping his video), they start out with the headine (bold face mine):
"New Interview: Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Lead Obama Investigator Invites General Colon Powell To View Unreleased Obama Identity Fraud Evidence; Says Colin Powell Must Be Concerned About Something; This Is About Document Fraud "
"Colon Powell"?? Really?? Dang, just how juvenile ARE you dolts anyway??
And the racism starts with the very first comment:
"★FALCON★ 127p · 6 hours ago
I think Colin Powell was called a race traitor his whole life by other blacks and decided to suck-up to Obama the Communist to prove he was as black as everyone else. Too bad for him no race has the market cornered on stupid.
"Ed K · 5 hours ago
what does powell have to do with obama, is he the one that will take up arms based on a birth certificate, he voted only on the basis of color, not the "americaness" of obama. Joe should go roundup some beaners and deport them."
"★FALCON★ 127p · 3 hours ago
Powell is a black marxist - something ninety percent of blacks have in common.
He told the Republican party to move to the center and they did with Maverick McCain and then Powell voted for Obama based on race alone.
That makes him a racist.
Then after Obama's unmitigated and total failure in the first term - he voted for Obama again.
It's now fair game to question his intelligence along with his blatant racism.
You know "Falcon", I wouldn't talk about blatant racism if I was you.
bdn · 4 hours ago
Colin Powell is an affirmative action general made rich by the "system" that is our politics of today. Sad to say Ronald Reagan is the one who gave him his start as national security adviser. He is a self admitted C student per Wikipedia in geology and has an MBA. Where did he learn military strategy? Nowhere. I'd like to know if there are any other 4-star generals with as weak of academic credentials as this guy. Un-deserving, under-achieved, but black and acts and speaks like he's a genius. We call white people with the same credentials Sergeant Powell and they are our next door neighbors. Colin Powell is the Barack Obama of the U.S. Military.
In 2008 he betrayed everyone that in their own racism pushed him to where he is by supporting Barack Obama. Powell in his heart knows that he is undeserving of what he has. His opinion is valuable to which either side wants to exploit him - not because of what he says but only because he is black. And that's why he dare not bite the hands the feed. He is a slave just like all the other supporters of the Democrat/Communists now in charge….he just has more money and prestige than most of the rest.
BTW after reading an article on Powells lineage I wonder if even he is a "natural born citizen" per our Constitution. His parents were immigrants too. And you know that the Repubs would have made him prez if they could have.
Not to mention the usual calls for revolt and violence:
"farleftliberalnutjob · 4 hours ago
judge kenedy already threw out the case, it is a fat chance that it will get by him
who is powell in this whole case ? he is one of the usurper's biggest cronies, forget him
why is sheriff joe with holding all this information ?
it is up to the people to revolt by not following any and all FEDERAL orders put out by this illegal government
and time for us to form our own government
and declare the existing federal government illegal"
"oldsailor80 · 2 hours ago
In reality I have to agree with you. The only fix will be off the end of the weapons of WE THE PEOPLE,at which point NO LAW except our own will apply. But we will have our own judges who will be under a mandate to follow the Constitution or they too will join the prisoners being prosecuted."
24 January - Media Matters covers the lies of human face rash Jerome Corsi.
"A look at Corsi's "reporting" during the 2008 campaign and Obama's presidency confirms what quickly became clear during his efforts to hamstring Kerry's presidential run: he has utterly no credibility and his alleged reporting should not be taken seriously by media outlets.
Prior to the 2004 election, with the backing of major Republican donors, Vietnam veteran John O'Neill co-founded SBVT in an attempt to derail Kerry's presidential bid by casting doubt on his military service. The group launched a series of dishonest ads in August of that year, accompanied by Unfit for Command, a book co-authored by O'Neill and Corsi. In its review of Unfit for Command in October 2004, The New York Times explained that while the book was filled with "discredited," "faulty" and "totally unconvincing" claims, if Kerry's presidential bid were to fail, the tome would "go down as a chief reason."
When the book was released, co-author Corsi was practically unknown in political circles. He was a regular poster at conservative message board Free Republic and worked at a financial marketing group. After Media Matters highlighted a series of offensive comments he had made at Free Republic -- including calling Muslims "ragheads" and "boy buggers" and labeling Hillary Clinton a "fat hog" -- Unfit for Command co-author John O'Neill repeatedly tried to distance himself from Corsi to tamp down the controversy. While O'Neill tried to claim Corsi merely helped edit Unfit for Command, Corsi was listed as co-author on the book jacket and promotional materials for the book touted his involvement in co-writing it.
Shortly before the 2004 election, Corsi was hired by conservative publication WorldNetDaily, which has served as his main outlet. During the 2008 campaign and Obama's presidency, Corsi has used his WND platform to promote a staggering number of outlandish conspiracies about the president, including that Obama has a fake birth certificate and stolen Social Security number; that Obama is both secretly gay and secretly Muslim; and that Obama and his family have lied about the true identity of his father, who may be either communist writer Frank Marshall Davis or "some Indonesian.""
24 January - First off Rudy Davis, one shouldn't drive and video blog at the same time. (Hint, keep your hands on the wheel while driving) Second off, I suspect you're about to get your second visit from the Secret Service.
He's a bit worked up. (No? Really??) He's not very happy at former Sheriff Richard Mack or his fellow tea party fans for not going full metal birther.
1:12 - "Tea party people are nothing but cowards! There's 300 freakin', it's a church full of cowards. Full of white, white caucasian cowards, that don't know crap, that won't do anything except talk."
Funny that he felt the need to empathize the race of the people at that rally…..
1:37 - (Screaming and flailing his arms while driving) "You know, Sheriff Richard Mack spoke for two, two and a half hours, he gave 25 seconds, 25 seconds to Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the birth certificate. 25 seconds. WE GOT AN ILLEGAL ALIEN, A FREAKING ILLEGAL ALIEN RUNNING THE FREAKING MILITARY OF THIS FREAKING COUNTY, AND SHERIFF RICHARD MACK GIVES 25 FREAKING SECONDS?? 25 FREAKING SECONDS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF IS A FREAKING ILLEGAL ALIEN!! AND THAT FREAKING SHERIFF RICHARD MACK WHO EVERYBODY STOOD UP AND CLAPPED FOR, ALL THOSE FREAKING CAUCASIAN COWARDS MAKES ME ASHAMED TO BE A CAUCASIAN, MAKES ME ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN, MAKES ME ASHAMED TO BE A FREAKING CHRISTIAN!!."
That's okay, Rudy you make me ashamed not only to be a caucasian, but a human being. You're also a shame to all real Americans. As for your faith, let's just say that I suspect that when you arrive before the Christian God, he's going to go "Rudy who??"
3:19 - "Okay, I have to settle down. I just went by a cop. Probably get a damn ticket."
We then go into a rant about how Joe Arpaio is "late to the party" and that "all he did was jump on the bandwagon of Jerome Corsi". Well, duh? Of course he did. Corsi and Farah bought and paid for Arpaio's services. (Rudy earlier invoked James Manning and Terry Lakin as others who Arpaio was following.)
4:04 - "Not only that, but there are some of us, there are some of us, that figured out it was a forgery 24 hours after it was released. 24 hours, that damn thing's a forgery."
Oh come on. There were some of you that said it was a forgery sight unseen. Hell, there were birthers saying any long form was a forgery two YEARS before it was released. It's not like any of you "true believers" were ever going to believe anything that disproved your little conspiracy theory now, were you??
4:23 - (and he's starting to scream and flail again) "You know, let me tell you something. IF, if Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Richard Mack, and Glenn Beck, and Bill O'reilly, and Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh, if they all would FREAKING talk about the number one issue, which is the birth certificate issue, we could get something done, get him kicked out of office, and get him thrown in freaking prison. I would like to see him publicly beheaded!"
And today's visit from the Secret Service goes to…..
Right about this point, Rudy's blood pressure must be in the 400 range or so. If he's not careful, his heart's gonna pop like a zit.
He then goes off on how he's praying for O'reilly, Beck, Hannity, and Mack to all end up in prison unless they "get the gonads" to go full metal birther
6:15 - "…let someone get up at the podium who's willing to say the truth, instead of trying to sell a bunch of books and DVD's, and show how smart you are, quoting Madison, quoting Paul Revere, and quoting Abraham Lincoln. Nobody gives a crap about that!"
Nobody gives a crap about some of the major characters in American History, eh??
6:24 - (Screaming and flailing and spending more time looking at the camera than the road) "Just get this damn foreigner out of the freaking office, he don't deserve to be there, he ain't eligible, he ain't a natural born citizen, his father was born in Kenya and his birth certificate is a forgery, and he's a queer Muslim fag on top of all that crap."
Don't hold back, tell us how you really think….
6:40 - "And I pray to God that he breaks down some justice on these wicked bastards that have freaking sold us out"
What a wonderful witness for your faith you are Rudy……except I suspect the "god" you follow is also known as the "father of lies"……
24 January - The Huffington Post reports on Dr. Orly's latest great idea - get three people in Connecticut to file a complaint, which she claims will force law enforcement to issue an arrest warrant.
"Birther queen Orly Taitz is now claiming she has the ability to have President Barack Obama arrested in Connecticut.
Taitz posted on her website Wednesday night that she has three supporters in Connecticut who are willing to sign a petition claiming that Obama has violated election law in the state. Under Sec. 9-368 of the state's election code, if "three electors" in a town sign complaints to a judge claiming violations of election law then an arrest warrant can be issued. Taitz had earlier posted a request for Connecticut residents to sign complaints and asked her supporters to move to one town in the state.
Taitz, a lawyer, dentist and real estate agent from Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., has long claimed that Obama's Social Security number was issued in Connecticut. In recent days she has focused her writings on finding the neighbors of a Bronx, N.Y. man named Harry Bounel, whose Social Security number she believes Obama stole. She claims that Bounel is related to first lady Michelle Obama's step-great grandmother and that the first lady may have claimed to be married to Bounel."
She also wanted her supporters to DROP EVERYTHING and move to Connecticut to help her out.
" Earlier she had posted that she had a volunteer in Stafford Spring, Conn. willing to sign her petition. She then then asked if several of her supporters could move to the small town on the Connecticut-Massachusetts border in order to register to vote and help her get Obama arrested. One supporter commented that they would if someone else paid for the move."
24 January - In the Taitz-Berg Birther Civil War, on the docket:
(Bold face mine)
"2013-01-24 591 [IN CHAMBERS] ORDER RE SANCTION by Judge Andrew J. Guilford. (See document for details.) The Court therefore now ORDERS Taitz to show cause in writing why she should not be sanctioned for lying to this Court. Taitz, and any other party, may file by February 4, 2013, papers on this order to show cause not exceeding 10 pages each in total. Particularly helpful would be documentary proof of the nature of and reasons for the subject sanction previously ordered against Taitz. (rla)"
(PDF of judge's order here)
"On October 22, 2012, the Court ordered the parties to “inform the Court immediately of any actions taken on pending ethical, disciplinary, or related matters.” (October 22, 2012 Order, Dkt. No. 574, at 2-3.) On January 14, 2013, the Court was alerted to a possible unreported sanction against Orly Taitz. Taitz said in Court that the sanction was for discovery. The parties have since subjected the Court to a flurry of papers, which the Court dismisses as irrelevant except for the sole issue now of whether Taitz lied to the Court when she said the sanction was for discovery. Some evidence has been presented to the Court that the sanction involved far more than discovery.
The Court therefore now ORDERS Taitz to show cause in writing why she should not be sanctioned for lying to this Court. Taitz, and any other party, may file by February 4, 2013, papers on this order to show cause not exceeding 10 pages each in total. Particularly helpful would be documentary proof of the nature of and reasons for the subject sanction previously ordered against Taitz."
Cue the screeching in 3….2…..1…….
24 January - So Birther Report, deciding to show just how childish and juvenile they can be, links to a Free Republic thread about flies around the President.
Except, it being Birther Report, they have to escalate it.
" Grizz · 2 hours ago
FLIES and RODENTS are attracted to VERMIN."
"furtiveadmirer 54p · 2 hours ago
dead corpse…. a premonition"
" heymister24 15p · 2 hours ago
….good thinking'! The dud was right about corpsman."
" ★FALCON★ 127p · 1 hour ago
He's already dead on the inside - hopefully the body will soon follow.
And considering he is soul-less - and an empty shell - it's gonna be slim pickin's on those scraps he calls bones."
I know damn well who the vermin really are. It's the sick anti-American traitors infesting Birther Report.
24 January - *SNORK*!
"Birther queen Orly Taitz has made yet another shocking discovery, presumably in her anal cavity (where she has plenty of time to look since that is where her head is lodged). In her latest dismissed lawsuit, she declares that there is not one but two Obamas — and the one in the White House just might be an Indonesian spy."
24 January - Found at the Obama Hustle:
"Carl Swensson January 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm
While the commies circle their wagons and do the Bounel/Soetoro/Obama shuffle, others, like Albert, continue, undaunted by the hundreds of obot minions doing everything they can, on-line and other ways (you know what I mean Foggy drug bottom), to throw water on what every reasonable person would agree is evidence enough for a real investigation.
What I see here, as I’ve witnessed everywhere this issue appears online, is a fairly small band of obot merry men either paid or unpaid, doing everything they can to keep the truth from ever seeing the light of day. Don’t worry, you’re safe for now but as the Marxist in Chief ramps up his assault on America, America is prepping for its assault on this foreign and alien form of government the obots seem so desperately to want.
You wanted it and now you’ve got it.., happy?
Personally, I can’t wait to restore the original 13th Amendment…"
Yep. In addition to a hatred of fringy flags and the like, Ol' stool pidegon Carl is a believer in the "missing 13th amendment", aka the "Titles of Nobility Amendment". I wonder if there's a SovCit theory he doesn't buy into.
Oh, and he's STILL the Clayton County GOP Chairman. I guess the Georgia GOP has no problems with a county chairman who advocates violence and armed revolt against the legitimately elected government AND his fellow citizens, and who also believes in long-debunked anti-government conspiracy theories.
25 January - Politics USA comments on the Order to Show Cause against Dr. Orly.
"While Orly Taitz is trying to get President Obama arrested in Connecticut, a California federal judge in Orange County’s Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse ordered her to show cause for why the failed Senate candidate should not be sanctioned for lying to the court. The court thinks Taitz may have failed to report any “pending ethical, disciplinary, or related matters.”
Taitz wasn’t quite up front about pending issues, claiming that she only faced a minor discovery sanction. But it turns out that “Taitz is being sued for allegedly making a series of false, defamatory statements about private individuals as well as for planting invasive spy software on the computers of visitors to her various websites.”
That certainly sounds a lot like Dr. Orly……
25 January - One of the saddest things about birtherism is the effect that it has on families. Nellie Risvaldt has spoken about the fact her jihad has cost her some of her family and friends. "No Nonsense Nancy" has been bitter about how her children no longer wish to speak to her because of her birtherism. Dr. Orly's children seem to want little to do with their mom's jihad. There's been a running count of people who's obsession with being a birther has taken a human cost on them.
And it looks like you can add Carl Swesson to that list.
…Even been arrested for inciting to riot (TN, 2011). All in the name of bringing back that which has been stolen from us. Our organic Constitution."
Funny how he forgets to mention the "ratting out Walter Fitzpatrick and Darren Huff to the FBI" part.
Oh, and he wants a military coup.
…So once again I openly ask for the Military, working with our Militia, at least those that have not been corrupted, to assist we the people in this transition by casting off this foreign and alien form of government so that we may take the best parts of our Constitution and rebuild once again this shining light on the hill."
I will note again that he's a county chairman for the Georgia Republican Party.
25 January - From his home in Helsinki, Finland, Lawrence Sellin once again pounds the drums of revolt.
"The US federal government has strayed so far from the Constitution and the rule of law that it can now be considered rogue and illegitimate."
" There is a report claiming that the Republican Party signed a legal agreement with the Democrat Party in 1982 not to pursue suspected vote fraud. If there is no guarantee of election integrity, then elections become only window dressing for tyranny."
And where did this report come from?? "Dr. Eowyn" at the PUMA/birther/conspiracy site "Fellowship of the Minds". The facts to back it up? None!
"Barack Obama is an illegal President and unindicted felon."
And what does Sellin use to back this up?? An article at the openly racist and violent "Freedom Outpost", and a batch of Scribd papers by Monckton, Zebest, Irey, Vogt, Zullo, Kerchner…..
The term "circle jerk" comes to mind.
"According to recent reports, Obama continues to use a Social Security Number (SSN) not issued to him, in the process, committing numerous counts of social security fraud."
And this "recent report"?? Al Hendershot at "the Obama Hustle". So far Sellin hasn't offered any facts to back any of his claims up, just stale, tired, debunked birther talking points and lies.
"All unconstitutional and unlawful policies of the Obama regime must be opposed, obstructed and undermined. The Democrat Party and their radical left-wing supporters must be aggressively and continuously confronted. The Republican Party must be defunded and its leadership replaced. The purveyors of disinformation and propaganda represented by most of the mainstream media must be professionally destroyed."
So lets see. Destruction and harassment of one party. An ideological purge of another party to be replaced with like-minded fellow travelers. Harssment and purging of media sources for not following an ideological or political party line.
Funny. Doesn't sound like the United States to me. Sounds like Sellin would like something considerably more totalitarian……..
"A county by county battle is the means by which the American people can restore the Constitution, establish responsible fiscal policies and take back control of the political process and the government. Patriots need to organize locally outside of the party apparatus to exert political pressure and prepare for armed defense, if necessary. No county officials, in particular the Sheriff, should be elected or maintained in office, who do not fully honor their oath to support and defend the Constitution."
Says the "patriot" living outside of the country, who wouldn't see any of this "country by country battle".
"Fundamental to this effort are the rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment. Each county should establish elements of an organized and disciplined Constitutional Army with sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence and individual liberty from anyone who might attempt to abuse them."
Words are coming to mind. Like "Treason". "Sedition". "Formenting rebellion". And "anti-American asshat".
"Counties should maximize the consumption of federal resources and overburdening federal agencies administratively while at the same time reducing or delaying taxes paid to the federal government. County residents should forcefully shun, oppose or drive out of business, individuals or media outlets, which support the criminal Obama regime."
So basically rip off the government, defraud ones taxes, and harass fellow citizens for not believing the same as you do. Prosecute dissidents, encourage mob rule and the violation of the rights guaranteed by law and the US Constitution.
Oh, Sellin is a FINE patriot. If the country in question was the former Soviet Union. Or maybe modern-day Zimbabwe
25 January - Remember how Dr. Kate lost her job as a hydrologist with a native tribe, and somehow it was all Obama's fault?? That she wouldn't get a new job because the fix was in??
Yeah, about that:
"Terry Backs, a St. Ignatius-area resident and a member of the Concerned Citizens of Western Montana, said the compact and its appendices have been frequently amended, deleted or otherwise changed on the commission’s website, making it difficult for the public to discern its potential consequences.
“It’s kind of a moving target as far as the public being able to review this and understand it,” Backs said.
Catherine Vandemoer, a water specialist who is consulting for Concerned Citizens, presented a report to the commissioners outlining her concerns.
Vandemoer said the compact commission exceeded its authority by granting aboriginal or treaty water rights when it was tasked with adjudicating federal reserved water rights. That is a substantial conflict in itself, she said."
"As part of that effort, we asked hydrologist Dr. Kate Vandemoer to review the compact documents, and share her thoughts with us. Kate’s spent 26 years working in Indian Country helping tribes secure and manage their water rights, so she is very knowledgeable and well credentialed in this area."
Lake County Leader (Montana), 16 Jan 2013
"Water Rights Town Hall Meeting
Concerned Citizens of Western Montana will be holding a meeting to update the public on the CSKT reserved water rights compact expected to go to the Montana legislature for ratification in 2013. The meeting will take place at the Ronan High School Auditorium, 130 3rd Avenue West, Ronan, 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 23. Join us to learn more about the water compact documents, and to hear a differing point of view on this issue. Dr. Kate Vandemoer, a hydrologist from Arizona will do a presentation, and a representative of the Western Montana Water Users Association will update you on their organization’s efforts to ensure an equitable agreement for irrigators. For more information contact us at (redacted) or email us at (redacted)"
I'm glad she was able to find work, and I rather hope that being a functioning and productive member of society may someday lead her to get the mental health assistance she desperately needs.