Sunday, June 26, 2011

Birther Week in Review 6/25/11

grave robbers from outer space!?!?

It was supposed to be a big week for Birtherstan. What actually happened? Starring Joseph Farah, Jerome Corsi, Orly Taitz, and the Koran pee-pee Birther

As reported by our friends at Badfiction, last week Joseph "Mr. Mustache" Farah, editor in chief of World Net Daily, had this startling announcement on his twitter feed:

If you think the birth certificate controversy is over, think again. Next week will be a big week for "birthers."

So what all happened?

On the World Net Daily front, Farah made a prognostic proclamation worthy of the late Criswell: Obama will not be running for a second term!

I know this sounds crazy.

I know it goes completely against the grain of mainstream political opinion.

I know you probably haven't heard this anywhere else before.

But I don't think Barack Obama will be on the Democratic ballot as a candidate for re-election to the presidency.

His reasoning? A handful of wistful comments made by the President on the Today show about how tough the job can be. In Farah land, the admission that "There are days where I say that one term is enough," and revealing words about his family loving him more than his job, are codespeak for "this brother's leaving the building toot sweet." But this is all conveniently forgetting that Obama is, as we speak, gearing up for re-election -- something he can't really get out of now that his machine's in motion.

Nice try, Farah. He tried to top this a few days later by announcing, in one of his signature op-eds, that Hitler wasn't eligible, either. Which is just fine because, as our friends at Badfiction rightly point out:

Hitler was never elected president of Germany. He campaigned for the position and lost to President Paul von Hindenburg. von Hindenburg appointed Hilter Chancellor on 30 Jan. 1933. When von Hindenburg died on 2 August 1934, Hilter failed to call new elections, (a violation of that country's Constitution), and instead declared himself Führer und Reichskanzler (leader and chancellor) based on a law passed on 1 August 1934.

Hitler was never elected leader of Germany, he was appointed Chancellor and took over the position of head of state from that appointed post.

Farah's understanding and knowledge of History - FAIL.

Then a few days later, it was revealed that a "Stunning precedent would let al-Qaida chief be president."

Anwar al-Awlaki for president?

After all, the regional commander for al-Qaida, senior Islamic imam and alleged recruiter for terrorists was born on April 22, 1971, in Las Cruces, N.M.

And how about the al-Awlaki acolyte, imprisoned Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, as vice president on that ticket, as the defendant accused of shooting up fellow soldiers at Fort Hood was born Sept. 8, 1970, in Arlington Va.

"Stunning?" Not if you, unlike the people at WND, know how the Constitution actually works,, and how it is being interpreted by mainstream legal thought. As it stands, this article is doubly loathsome for both adding to the national dumb, and using the "scary brown man" and "scary muslim" tropes to buttress their weak tea argument against President Obama.

Further weak tea was brought to us by Jerome "Dr. Feelgood" Corsi, who revealed that FOX News did a bad thing, but missed the important piece of the story.

NEW YORK – The computer graphics expert Fox News relied upon to claim the birth certificate the White House released April 27 was legitimate insists that the network must retract the story, claiming it deliberately misquoted him and continues to ignore his repeated requests.

Jean Claude Tremblay told WND that none of his comments would permit the conclusion that the Obama birth certificate is an authentic document.

Smoking gun as to FOX News' complicity in "Certifigate"? Not hardly. As Doc Conspiracy explains:

WND goes to some length to emphasize Mr Tremblay’s displeasure over Fox News misquoting them. However, WND damns its own crank theories by quoting what Tremblay told them:

“First, I never thought that what I saw in the Birth Certificate PDF was a proof of its authenticity,” he wrote. “For me, what I have seen does not prove that it is legit, nor that it is a fake, nor that there has been any tampering whatsoever,” he wrote. “The title of the blog does not represent my conclusion. It would be unprofessional and simplistic within my area of competence to come to a conclusion one way or the other.”

Tremblay found nothing to indicate tampering — putting to the lie all those cranks who say otherwise. I had read the Fox News story correctly all along.

Undaunted by FAIL, Corsi tried again, this time calling out the big gun from Rathergate:

Joseph M. Newcomer, who exposed the "Killian documents" as fraudulent in 2004, has told WND the Obama birth certificate released by the White House April 27 is a "highly suspicious" document that deserves professional forensic examination.

"There is something deeply wrong here," Newcomer told WND. "There are artifacts in the birth certificate document that are strongly suggestive of a forgery. The document screams out that something is wrong."


Newcomer stressed that he was relying on published charges that the Obama birth certificate was fraudulent, including the analysis by scanner expert Doug Vogt and by typography expert Paul Irey.

Oh. Never mind, then.

But perhaps Farah, being the non-modest fellow he is, meant to indicate that Orly Taitz was going to be helping the cause in her own, unique way?

This week was quite something for our favorite, mail-in-the-box-tops lawyer. Getting the sense that maybe, just maybe, she didn't get Discovery after all, she's asked for a deafult judgment in her latest windmill tilt. She also asked Attorney General Eric Holder to comply with a FOIA on Presidential records.

Attorney General Holder, I would like to remind you, that you are not Mr. Obama’s private criminal defense attorney, but rather the top law enforcement official in the country. You are acting on behalf of “We, the people of the United States of America”, you are there to protect my rights, and the rights of each and every law abiding citizen of the United states of America against fraud, uttering of forged documents, elections fraud, Social Security fraud, usurpation of US presidency and treason. We, the people of the United States of America, demand that you do your job and stay true to your oath of office and not be complicit in aiding and abetting in commission of the above mentioned crimes.

Please, let me know, when can I and my forensic document expert visit the White House and examine the documents in question for authenticity. If request is not granted within 20 days, further action will be taken. It is my hope, that you will act in the interest of the citizens of the United States of America and will grant access to the above mentioned records.

"Guess who's coming to dinner," anyone?

And then Orly had a very unpleasant run-in with some of her un-fan club:

Today I was harassed and badgered by a brain dead attorney by name (evil regime puppet doo doo head person). She saw me in an elevator in the Superior court and started making comments, that my cases against Obama make me look racist. I told her, that it had nothing to do with his race, it had everything to do with the fact, that he is a complete fraud and that he is using a forged BC and invalid SSN ID. She kept calling me names, she kept calling me crazy, and she was really inciting people in the elevator to say something pro Obama and against me. There were 10 people cramped in the elevator. One guy started yelling at me and telling me, that I need to get the hell out of the country. I thought, that this guy might hit me. I asked this lawyer, (evil regime puppet doo doo head person), if she read the pleadings and saw the expert opinion, showing that the BC is forged, but she said “Oh, the court already told you time and again, that his papers are fine”. If an attorney can be so brain dead or corrupt, what is to say about an average Joe, who is being brainwashed 24/7 by the regime propaganda.

As I left the building and drove to my dental office, I thought, when will this corruption end. What will it take for those Congressmen or judges to do their work? How can they ignore overwhelming, undeniable evidence of forgery and fraud. It’s like living in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia. No laws, no Constitution, the regime can do anything to anybody. What are these Congressmen and judges waiting for? For some brainwashed obot to assault me or kill me?

What indeed. And we should hasten to add that it is definitely not cool to be threatening Birthers with any kind of violence or physical harm for their activities. Some of the best advice I ever got was "don't tease a mad dog, you'll just get bit."

Case in point: after revealing that she got (evil regime puppet doo doo head person)'s name wrong in her previous posting, Orly very quickly decided to publicly shame (evil regime puppet doo doo head person) on her blog by posting her public information and facebook profile on it. That'll show (evil regime puppet doo doo head person) not to mess with Orly! (Just don't call (evil regime puppet doo doo head person) at home, okay?)

(In a golden moment of unintentional(?) humor, one of her friends commented "Orly. I will bray for you.")

Or maybe the big event of the week combined two of Farah's big causes: proving Obama ineligible and bashing Islam. With this charming and excitable fellow, we get both, complete with Johnny Cash, an American flag displayed the wrong way around, and a stream of urine.

If you don't feel like watching the whole thing, I'll save you the bother. He douses an English copy of the Koran in lighter fluid, tosses it into a ceramic backyard thing, lights it on fire, throws a copy of Obama's Long form (helpfully marked FORGERY) into the flames, and then pees on it. Stay classy, my friend.

(H/t to Oh For Goodness Sake, who followed up and tells us that Roseann Cash's lawyers have been informed.)

So, after that sorry cavalcade of FAIL, what was the big event of the week that WND was bringing us, then?

Can it be the fact that you can now advertise your lack of reading comprehension, Constitutional savvy, and enlightened attitudes with this catchy, magnetic or "easy off adhesive" BIRTHER ON BOARD Bumper sticker!

Now available in eye-destroying yellow.

(H/T Badfiction)

In closing, I'd like to point your attention to some excellent research from Barackryphal, who has laid bare the archaeology of the Birther Movement -- lovingly laid out for inspection in two parts. If you've enjoyed my humble attempts to chronicle the current history of noble Birtherstan, and its notable citizens, you'll really like the story of its genesis.

Truly a "shot turd round the world." ;)


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