This is article number 803 published on this web site, but there are a number of other articles you have not seen.
“The gospel according to Tim”
I was thinking about an article titled: “The gospel according to Tim.” It was going to be a 4-column chart listing side by side what Hawaii elections temp Tim Adams said in various interviews — compare and contrast. When I thought about it, there wasn’t much really there. Adams was so vague as to his sources of information and his actual claims, the article would be pretty thin. It looks as if his place of employment had nothing to do with his opinions that sound like careless reading of birther web sites.
“Multiplication by zero”
This one may yet see the light of day. I was inspired by the posting of Mario Apuzzo’s 35th entry in his catalog of Obama smears. While I’m not a real doctor, I do have in Masters Degree in mathematics and one of the things you learn pretty early on is that any number multiplied by zero is still zero. The point of the article is that Mario may have 35 things in his catalog, but if they are all worthless, then the value of them all is 35 times 0.
“Who is Kweli Shuhubia?”
Perhaps this was never published because I couldn’t figure out who Kweli Shuhubia is. The false-named character in Phil Berg’s lawsuit against Barack Obama certainly plays a big part in the birther world view. The article is written, but remains in draft status. With renewed attention to this character in comments recently, perhaps I should get this published.
“A view from 30,000 feet”
Clearly obsolete, this article celebrated the 30,000th comment on this blog in February 2010. Now we’re roaring on towards 47,000.
“Daily KOS poll confirms Republican birther leaning”
Again from last February, this article discusses a Research 2000 poll of Republicans showing that 36% of them believe Obama was not born in the United States. It looks like the poll was designed to highlight the quirky beliefs of our rightist party. Follow the link. There’s no need for an article to make it any stranger than it already is.
“A question for Phil Berg”
I continue to be curious about the history between attorney Philip J. Berg, Bishop Ron McRae and the elusive Kweli Shuhubia. How did these folks hook up? Who approached whom? Does Berg know the real identity of Shuhubia? I looks like Berg prepared the “affidavit” but the signature is obviously pasted in and not original. What’s with that? I left some questions over at Phil’s web site but perhaps never saw the answer. I have answers now, so I have now published the article originally from November 2009.
“Apuzzo Answered (Parts 1-5)”
This was to be a 5-part series (because it was so darned long), going point by point through some long thing Mario Apuzzo had published last September or thereabouts. The problem was that Apuzzo is so long-winded and painfully twisting to read, that I lacked the fortitude to get beyond Part 1 (never published).
“Johnny Appleseed Birther”
This article is about bits of false evidence planted on the Internet. One example was the fake profile for Soetoro Moestabjab on Classmates.com in an attempt to make this person a contemporary of Barack Obama (maybe the same person) instead of someone much older. It was also going to cover bits of vandalism on the Wikipedia, something written about in other articles here. There is a study of vandalism regarding Barack Obama in the Wikipedia that might interest you. It also mentioned the fake passport information web site.
‘Taking the other side”
This was to be an exercise in trying to argue the birther’s side, only to do it with the best evidence (such as it is) and without resorting to misrepresentation and misdirection. 😉 The article was too short to be of interest. Actually that’s not true. It was long enough, although unfinished. The real reason I didn’t publish it is that I can’t bring myself to argue things I don’t believe are true.
“James v Obama”
This is a lawsuit Orly Taitz said was filed or about to be filed. It was to be a quo warranto lawsuit in DC on behalf of a number of military defendants, including Allen C. James, an active-duty soldier in Iraq. As far as I can tell, it was never filed. Perhaps it was superseded by Taitz’s own personal quo warranto suit, Taitz v. Obama. I wrote:
The suit is yet another useless quo warranto complaint (useless because private citizens may not bring quo warranto suits in federal court). The remarkable thing about the suit is that it makes 399 allegations. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Now I know the meaning of the term “burden of proof”.
“The Freedom Fighter’s Journal”
A hat tip to an over the top anti-Obama web site. It points to an article from October of 2008. I think the bumper sticker is cute: “I was anti-Obama before it was cool.”
The final item actually sits in the Deleted folder. It will never be published, and I will only give the vaguest hint about the reason. It appears that there is a URL that can be entered (at least there used to be), a URL that I would not suggest anyone enter, especially if someone can track you down. Anyway that URL ended up taking you to the official Barack Obama campaign web site. I don’t know if this was a trap or a sick joke. And that’s all I am going to say about that.
All is not gold that glitters.
All is not trash that’s tossed.
Some of my thoughts are fence sitters,
And others are better off lost.