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Confirm or deny

Can anyone confirm or deny the report that has appeared on the Fellowship of the Minds blog:

Dr. Lakin’s court martial, originally scheduled for Oct. 13-15, has been postponed to November 4, two days after the critical mid-term elections….

UPDATE:

Almost confirmed. The actual date is November 3. After granting a delay to the defense team to allow them more time to appeal her decisions, November 3 was the first opening on Judge Lind’s calendar.

I can’t see how the trial date has any relevance to the election; we all know the outcome. But the day after the election is so satisfying to the conspiracy theorists.

BirtherVision

The more rabid of the birther clan have a distinct view of the world: everything is seen through the lens of Obama not being president. Their heroes are miscreants like Lucas Smith and Walter Fitzpatrick, their villains are honorable officials such as Dr. Chiyome Fukino in Hawaii and Judge David O. Carter in California (called by them criminals and traitors respectively).

The latest target of birther distortion and disrespect is military judge Col. Denise Lind, in a particularly vulgar misogynist smear on the Birthers.org web site, titled: “What is that on her shoulders? Rank or Jewelry?” [Warning: the article is highly offensive. Because this is the site’s “home page” and subject to change, I have archived a copy in case the native copy goes away — just leave a comment if the link goes to some new insult.]

H/t to the banned John/James/Tim for the reference.

Learn more:

Military judge says Obama eligibility not the issue

While no one should be surprised by the judge Lind’s ruling today, it certainly is disappointing to the defense team of LtC Terry Lakin, the Army doctor who refused to deploy with his unit over his doubts as to whether President Obama is the legitimate commander in Chief.

The judge ruled, as a matter of law, that Lakin’s order to deploy was lawful, and refused  to allow any testimony about Obama’s eligibility at the trial stage, although evidence as to motivation might be presented in sentencing phase. Defense attorney Jensen said that the judge’s ruling “gutted” his case, but he didn’t have a case in the first place.

Read more about today’s events at the National Institute of Military Justice blog.

H/t Rickey

Democratic whip says House Republicans will investigate Obama

Democratic Whip, James Clyburn (D-SC), is reported by theHill.com to have warned voters that if the Republicans gain a majority in the House of Representatives, Republicans will investigate Obama to the extent that it will end functioning government in the United States for the next two years. Clyburn said:

Rep. James Clyburn

…Republicans will grind the government to a halt by issuing subpoenas against the Obama administration over a number of issues if they take power. He predicted that “gridlock” in Congress would “define” Obama’s first term if Republicans win the House, but expressed confidence his party would prevail.

Clyburn noted that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the House Oversight panel, has said will will issue “subpoenas everywhere” if Republicans win the majority.

This is what Issa said:

“That will make all the difference in the world,” he told 400 applauding party members during a dinner at the chocolate-themed Hershey Lodge. “I won’t use it to have corporate America live in fear that we’re going to subpoena everything. I will use it to get the very information that today the White House is either shredding or not producing.”

It remains to be seen how much the birther issue will energize the Democratic base.

FRAUD – the motion picture

What sizes up to be a very angry attack on Barack Obama from Quad City Pictures is supposedly “coming soon to a theater near you.” That was November of 2009, but it’s still making the rounds. I include it here for the sheer anger expressed by these anti-Obama folks.

Wake up America! Stop watching Oprah

Birther echos

I was looking for information on the United States Bar Association (btw, there was a legitimate organization by that name in the 19th century) and came across the same article over and over again. I did a Google search: lakin “united states bar association” “september 3”. This “press release” appeared on many web sites including:

  • patriotsforamerica.ning.com
  • wethepeopleusa.ning.com
  • www.resistnet.com
  • freerepublic.com
  • citizensforfairandcleangovernment.wordpress.com
  • beforeitsnews.com
  • investigatingobama.blogspot.com
  • disc.yourwebapps.com
  • godcountryusa.spruz.com
  • giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com
  • unitedstatesmilitia.com
  • stupidfrogs.org
  • gybp.new.newsvine.com
  • thepostemail.com
  • nbcfund.com
  • saveourcountry.org
  • vanguardoffreedom.spruz.com
  • radiopatriot.wordpress.com
  • www.aipnews.com
  • standupamericaus.com
  • randysright.wordpress.com
  • americangrandjury.org
  • windoftruth.com
  • uniteinaction.org
  • nwodaily.com
  • patriotsheart.us
  • forums.hannity.com
  • bearwitness.info
  • truthwinds.com
  • thepatriotsnews
  • gwgjlg.wordpress.com
  • www.fourwinds10
  • usurpador.blogcindario.com
  • obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com