Sunday, April 03, 2011

Birther Week in Review: 4 2 11

The Taitzinator

In which Orly Taitz returns to court, Trump continues down the Birther road, Tim Adams falls flat on his face, and Bachmann surprises everyone

Just when you'd thought we'd heard everything there was to hear from Birther Queen Orly Taitz -- other than losing yet again, and handing her crown over to Donald Trump -- we discover that she's gearing up for another tilt at the windmill known as Barnett vs. Obama.

As Doc Conspiracy puts it:

Readers may recall that this is the lawsuit where Orly Taitz and Gary Kreep were co-counsels for a collection of plaintiffs [I just can't get that phrase, "rag tag fugitive fleet" out of my head] including failed presidential candidate Alan Keyes, active-duty military officer Pamela Barnett and a collection of others. The suit began with Alan Keyes claiming that some Bush-era executive order required investigating something or another totally inapplicable to Obama. This is also the case where Orly Taitz couldn’t quite get the defendants served with the complaint. Then, the lawsuit completely changed directions in the First Amended Complaint transmogrifying it into a quo warranto action, brimming with Social Security numbers and fake Kenyan birth certificates.

Is it any wonder Judge Carter tossed the case?

But now it's back on appeal, apparently. Oral arguments are scheduled for May 2nd, provided they aren't scuttled and the case decided solely on the briefs. Given Judge Carter's long and meticulous finding that the issue could not be decided by his court, I doubt it'll do well at all.

Speaking of not doing well at all, we have Donald Trump, who has provided no less than three birth notices to prove that, yes, he was born in America. He has also continued to harp on the Birther question, in spite of the opprobrium that it's generating towards him, on FOX News with Greta V, who mostly let him prattle, and then Bill O'Reilly, who called him on his nonsense (while seeming to agree with him that we have a "mooslum" problem).

Thankfully, Lawrence O’Donnell called him on even more of his nonsense, of which there was a hell of a lot. It's gotten to the point where even Glenn Beck, who's trounced on Birtherism before, has made public his concerns about the Trumpster -- he's apparently making him "uncomfortable."

Now THAT'S an achievement!

We also have a surprise return of the notorious Tim Adams, courtesy of Fact Check Radio. If you have two hours to spend listening to Mr. Adams go back and forth on what he said with people who actually know what they're talking about -- including our friend Doc Conspiracy -- it's quite a treat. The real smackdown begins about a quarter of the way through.

And finally, some shocking news from Michele Bachmann. In spite of making a big deal about showing her own Birth Certificate while considering a run for the Presidency, and hooking up with Iowa's #1 State Senate Birther, she seems to now be of the opinion that the issue of Obama's birth is simply not important.

(Question: Do you believe there is any possibility that President Obama was not born in the United States?)

Bachmann: You know, that is probably the least important issue in the United States right now. The most important issue is dealing with the economy and with job creation... I believe in accomplishing things and getting something done, and that's the least of my interests."

Hear that? That was a silent sound of a million Birthers going What you say?

Whether that was a feint to sound less crazy or a genuine admission of uncaring has yet to be determined. I'm willing to bed even money that our favorite journalist, Joseph "Mr. Mustache" Farah, will no doubt have something to say about this lapse of faith next week.

See you then! And remember, according to the Washington Post, the Dopeler effect is the tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly. Maybe that's why Birthers talk so fast?


Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love your rants, and your Terminatorly pic is hilarious. If you haven't been stopping by the fogbow ( I'd love to encourage you to do so - your contributions would be great to have there, and I think you'd have fun with everyone, too :)

Hope to see you there, but if not, I'll keep checking in here anyway!

Kriselda Jarnsaxa
aka thorswitch

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Blogger J. Edward Tremlett said...

thanks! I have been meaning to get an account there, I just haven't gotten around to it yet :P

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