Saturday, October 31, 2009

Spend Halloween with Lil' Cthulhu!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Seasonal Greetings!

Blessed Samhain and a Happy Halloween

Thursday, October 29, 2009

No Joy in Birtherstan - Judge Carter Rules to Dismiss!

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Birthers on that day;
The score stood four to nil, with but one more case to play,
And then when Barnett got dismissed, and Kerchner's Judge did the same,
A pall-like silence fell upon the patrons of the game.

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;
They thought, "If only Orly could but get a whack at that
We'd put up even money now, with Orly at the bat."

Oh we would, would we? I don't think so. This just in, by way of Oh For Goodness Sake: Orly Taitz's case before Judge Carter has just been dismissed

Plaintiffs have encouraged the Court to ignore these mandates of the Constitution; to disregard the limits on its power put in place by the Constitution; and to effectively overthrow a sitting president who was popularly elected by “We the People”–over sixty-nine million of the people. Plaintiffs have attacked the judiciary, including every prior court that has dismissed their claim, as unpatriotic and even treasonous for refusing to grant their requests and for adhering to the terms of the Constitution which set forth its jurisdiction. Respecting the constitutional role and jurisdiction of this Court is not unpatriotic. Quite the contrary, this Court considers commitment to that constitutional role to be the ultimate reflection of patriotism.

You can read the decision here, at Salon.

You can also see how Judge Carter has slowly gone from hero to evil Obot in their eyes here.

And, just for more yuks - the news that, within the last week, the Birthers got Rick-Rolled - HARD.

(The fact that the Freepers kept posting about it being true even after a few of them realized the joke was the icing on that cake for me.)

As of this writing, Orly Taitz has melted down on her blog, and Alan Keyes has yet to comment on his.

What a long, strange trip this has been! And something tells me that it isn't over yet.

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Birtherstan - mighty Orly has struck out.

(With apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer) ; )

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kermit O'Reilly!

It would have been a little funnier if the person had actually done this in Kermit's voice, but that's okay :D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Night Music 10 27

Lush is one of those bands that open my mind up to wider skies and crazy ideas. I found that, as they went along, they got less ethereal and more structured, and I wasn't so keen on that at first. But over time I've come to appreciate their later stuff, too - you just have to see it as the evolution of a band from crazy, staggering jingle-jangle sound and motion to a more measured stride, but without losing the core of what made them unique.

For the longest time I would have a ritual. I'd get my comics for the week, put on the "Spooky" CD and read them while listening to it. And when the best comics came around on the pile, I'd skip the CD to this song, here. I absorbed the better part of Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, and later The Invisibles, with this song. And there were still others.

I don't do comics with this music, anymore. I have other ways, now. But this song still turns the keys upstairs and makes me fly through the suddenly-large holes in my head, out into the dreamworld I've made for myself time and again.

It's called "Nothing Natural," and I hope you like it.


Sorry I've not been updating as much, lately. Other things took precedence. But I should be back now : ) Ish.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Night Music 10 20

I always loved KMFDM. At their best they make me want to get a machine gun and mow down zombies. At worst... well, they still make me dance. Usually.

This is music for machine guns, right here.

Moo moo land comes to Iran

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One Nation Under God... But Whose?

One Nation Under a Groove
Getting Down Just For The Funk Of It
One Nation - We're On The Move

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Orly Taitz Slammed for $20K in GA - What's Next?

We couldn't make this up if we tried. Even funnier is Orly Taitz's defiant (and dumb) response. Will today be the end of the ride, or only the beginning?

Yet again, Orly Taitz has been publicly spanked for her antics. Only this time it's going to cost her big - $20,000 to be precise, to be paid to the Court of Judge Land, in Columbus, Georgia.

From the absolutely nummy 43 page ruling:

When a lawyer files complaints and motions without a reasonable basis for believing that they are supported by existing law or a modification or extension of existing law, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer uses the courts as a platform for a political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law.When a lawyer personally attacks opposing parties and disrespects the integrity of the judiciary, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer recklessly accuses a judge of violating the Judicial Code of Conduct with no supporting evidence beyond her dissatisfaction with the judge’s rulings, that lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law. When a lawyer abuses her privilege to practice law, that lawyer ceases to advance her cause or the ends of justice.

And that, right there, pretty much encapsulates everything this is wrong with Orly Taitz' windmill-tilt of a crusade. As with Land's previous ruling on the matter, this is very much worth your time to read. This is what judges dream of having the reason to write, and Land went to town on it.

(Keep in mind that this is coming not from a so-called "judicial activist," but from a conservative judge appointed under W, whom Taitz went shopping for because she thought he would be more sympathetic to her cause. The irony meter has just blown up like a red-mercury thermometer in the sun.)

Of course, Orly had no idea what this meant. According to TPM, she laughed it off:

...informed of the $20,000 fine imposed on her by a federal judge this morning, Birther attorney Orly Taitz responded, first, with laughter.

"So he didn't recuse himself?" Taitz asked, after letting out an extended, nervous-sounding chuckle.

Still defiant after months of legal wrangling and, by our count, three written denunciations by federal district court Judge Clay Land, Taitz said she had absolutely no plans to pay the $20,000 fine.

"Are you kidding? Of course not," she said, asked whether she planned to send a check. "This is a form of intimidation."

Laughable? Absolutely, but she may not be firing on all eight legal cylinders today. It's been more than a week since we started waiting for whether Judge Carter in California is going to uphold the Government's Motion to Dismiss, and I'm sure she's getting more than a little worried - especially since she biffed up bad by misreading a Judicial formality as a sign that the motion itself had been dismissed, and telling Alan Keyes that all systems were go, Go, GO!

Alan Keyes has yet to publish a retraction on his blog. Poor move there, Alan.

But while we're waiting, here's some more reading material for you:

Columbus, Georgia lawyers weigh in on Orly. As you might expect, they're not very charitable.

And the excellent Oh For Goodness Sake has some excellent investigative pieces on Orly Taitz's litigation record and about her disbarred "anarchist" helper Charles Edward Lincoln III

There may be a quiz later, depending on whether we hear from Judge Carter today or not.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Obama's Down-Payment Nobel Prize - What's Next?

Talk about "right sentiment, wrong action." Who else is going to get an award based on what they COULD do instead of what they HAVE DONE?

Get the full story at Op Ed News, here

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Orly, Anarchy, and the Long Wait

Just in time to keep her company as she cools her jets - and awaits what one would hope is bad news, for her anyway - the Washington Post has written an interesting article on Orly Taitz, which contains a rather interesting tidbit on who she hangs her hat with.

Inside the law office is a modest conference room with a table, eight chairs, a couple of abstract paintings and a houseplant. It is here that Taitz dreams of deposing the U.S. president, proving that he is a citizen not of this country but of Kenya, maybe, or possibly Indonesia, perhaps even -- who knows? -- that he is secretly controlled by Saudi Arabia.

"My children are so excited . . . that the president of the United States will have to appear in Mom's office in Rancho Santa Margarita," says Taitz,


It's a lot to take on, but she has help; assisting with her legal filings is Charles E. Lincoln III, a disbarred lawyer and self-described "anarchist." Leaving the office, Lincoln gets in the back seat and Taitz maneuvers her Lexus through the tidy "Real Housewives"-type landscape to a bakery with outdoor seating. For five hours she will discuss her legal crusade, eventually moving to lunch at T.G.I. Friday's.

Keep an eye on that anarchist. At one point in the article, when Orly starts going on about repressive regimes, he cautions:

You're sounding awfully political right now," warns Lincoln at one point. This is the sort of talk that judges could criticize her for. "And I think that's a dangerous way to go."

I find this interesting. What sort of Anarchism is Mr. Lincoln espousing: extreme Libertarianism, punk-rock anti-authoritarianism, or the kind of anti-authoritarian action that once cost us a President? There's lots of Anarchys out there, after all.

Of more interest is that Lincoln seems to have a dodgy past, consisting of "preying on victims of injustice." Is Orly his latest mark, or is she in on the game? And if he's giving her advice, then how much of her seeming incompetence is down to his influence?

A connection worth exploring, perhaps.

Meanwhile, someone at Politijab was kind enough to give an unofficial observer's transcript of yesterday's proceedings in Barnett v Obama. It's well worth the read to hear what the DoJ was arguing, what Taitz and Kreep (who showed up late) had to say, and how they said it, and what Judge Carter was asking. The word of the day was "Standing," as in "does this Court have it?" The answer is most likely no.

Of course, that didn't stop Taitz's former friends at Whirled Nut Daily from spinning the proceedings thusly: "Obama eligibility case survives 1st court test - Judge hears arguments, refuses immediate dismissal demand." Anyone paying attention to what's actually happened should see that as the hopeless fantasy that it is without any further help from yours truly ; )

And, over at Give Us Liberty, the stalwarts seem ready to call this a lost cause, but would very much like you to flood Judge Carter's office with a "redress of grievances!!" Some clown also suggested a "personal visit to his home by 100 American Patriots" in the moderated comments, but that appears to have been shot down and not acted upon (we hope)

Will we hear today? Tomorrow? A week from today or tomorrow? Stay tuned!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Birther Blog - Motion to Dismiss will "Undergo Further Review" by Carter

The pro-birther blog Give us Liberty, who's had live blogging from the courthouse, has announced that Judge Carter isn't going to rule on the Motion to Dismiss today. He also has not given an order for discovery, either, obviously.

From a further update:

11:50 am Pst Gary (Kreep) reported the court is in recess and finished for the day. Intially Justice Carter was leaning to dismiss the case and accept Defendant's MTD, however Orly Taitz and Gary Creeps (sic) made a very impassioned arguement and the gallery burst into applause, the Marshalls did not stop the outburst, and it was felt Justice Carter was swayed by the outburst to not throw out the MTD but rather reconsider his decision.

Yeah. Right. Because a judge is going to put aside his legal reasoning when faced with a gallery of shills who think Obama was born in Kenya. SUUUUURE.

A later update has this clarification:

(Gary's) gut reaction- Justice Carter wants to pass this hot potatoe out of his courtroom. (I'm afraid that ex-marine's knees buckled under pressure from above).

Gary felt Carter wanted to rule against but the courts reaction to Orly's and Kreep's oration stayed his ruling for an in chambers review and ruling. It could come within 24 hours or several days.

Poor spelling AND an accusation of being directed from above. How about that?

In other news, the Supreme Court has "denied without comment a writ of certiorari before judgment in the case of Steven Craig v. United States." So Craig's long-suffering attempt to get the Supreme Court to render a judgment on what exactly "Natural Born Citizen" means is over and done with, at least in this form.

And in a follow-up from yesterday: I owe an apology to the "jerk-off" from AXJ who posted as me on this thread. It would appear that this sorry website of "Templars" has a well-established convention of guests posting as the people whose articles and posts they are re-posting. So there was no attempt at impersonation -- just a sloppy form of attribution on a web forum whose members are under the delusion that they are actually doing something useful.

Unlike we here at the rANT Farm, who know we're just full of hot air :D

Sunday, October 04, 2009

At last, the October 5th Birther Show!

Hear ye, hear ye! Tomorrow in the squared circle, we have the reigning tag team of common sense and the law, up against Orly Taitz and her flying monkeys. Who will win?

October 5th: the day the Government asks for a motion to dismiss in the case of Barnett vs. Obama. It may also be the day when we see a massive, classic meltdown on Orly Taitz's behalf when Judge Carter no doubt finds for them, and tells Taitz, Kreep, et. al. to take it up with his circular file.

Doc over at Obama Conspiracy Files has a way to view Orly's website without getting hit by the malware that seems endemic to it, and reports thusly:

Today Orly Taitz tells us that the Washington Post who interviewed her, and who had a photographer do a photo shoot yesterday, will be publishing what Orly calls an “article- biographical expose about me and my legal challenges of Obama’s eligibility” this Monday, October 5, timed for the hearing before Judge Carter in California.


Orly continues to hammer USJF attorney Gary Kreep who is now part of the Barnett v. Obama case representing Markham Robinson and Wiley Drake. She accuses Kreep of messing up her case and doing nothing to help. Now she accuses him of stiffing her out of a $2,000 contribution from a named donor.

Then Orly makes the inexplicable comment:

“I used this motion to simply pour dirt on me.”


I don't know about dirt on her, but I think the dirt's good and shoveled over her case. There really should be no way in Hades that Judge Carter would allow the case to go forward after tomorrow, unless he really wants to stick it to Orly and watch her make a gods-damned fool of herself in front of his court.

Either way, given her behavior in the recent past, I am sure we're in for a show. Look for Judge Carter to go from being a decent guy in her eyes to being another brownshirt with something to lose. Also look for a possible threat of a fine for bad behavior in court if she's dumb enough to go off on him then and there.

Be sure to tune in to Doc's site, and the excellent Oh For Goodness Sake for a compilation of the day's action, as well as good places to hear the news live as it happens.

In other news, we at the rANT Farm would like to thank the jack-off who impersonated us on this thread for getting our name out there amongst the heathens. Hopefully we will all soon see some truth - such as who this mysterious "AXJ" is.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Jaclyn Friedman on Polanski

Hats off to this lady - she's gotten it bang-on.

But rape isn't just a crime against one person, and we don't prosecute it in order to fulfill any one victim's needs or wishes. Rape is a crime against the social fabric that binds all of us together. The act violates what should be one of our core values as a civilization: that every person of every gender and age has the right to bodily autonomy -- to basic safety in our bodies. When that right is violated and the perpetrator goes unpunished, it makes all of us less safe. Not just because there's one more rapist on the loose, but because that lack of accountability sends a message to other would-be rapists: Go ahead and rape someone. The rest of us don't care that much, as long as it's not us or someone we love. In this case, we might add a caveat: Especially if you're rich and talented and have powerful friends.

I can't tell you how disgusted I am that a number of Hollywood luminaries have started a petition to get this creep off the hook. Bad, bad move, people.