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Pravda declares Egyptian-born John McCain still eligible for US Presidency

Pravda.ru is a Russian tabloid newspaper founded by former staff of the Soviet Communist Party organ, Pravda.

In their 2008 article, Казус Маккейна: президентом США может стать “египтянин”, Pravda declares that Senator McCain was born in Egypt!

The English language version of Pravda.ru has carried some equally spurious articles about the eligibility of Barack Obama.

New Feature – Birther Bills

At the suggestion of a reader of this blog, I am adding a new feature, Birther Bills. It’s found on the top menu under Features. This page will have information about birther-related legislation across the country. If you know of something I missed (probably quite a lot at this point), just comment.

It’s a work in progress and the formatting and content are likely to change.

Birther bills attempt to rewrite Constitution

At least some of them do. This one from Nebraska says:

The affidavit shall be sworn or affirmed before a notary public and shall contain statements substantially as follows: I was born a citizen of the United States of America and was subject exclusively to the jurisdiction of the United States of America, owing allegiance to no other country at the time of my birth. On the day I was born, both my birth mother and birth father were citizens of the United States of America.

That bill just tries to come up with some language to exclude Barack Obama based on the facts of his birth. There is nothing in the Constitution about parents.

Perhaps the birthers want to the force the issue so that the courts will decide who’s eligible to be president. Bad move because they will lose.

Orly libels the Doctor

Orly Taitz

I sent Orly an email (which you can read on her site), and she sent me a reply, and she published that reply on her web site. Her reply is libelous. It contains defamatory lies and exhibits a reckless disregard for the truth. My comments are in [bold].

Mr. Richardson [sic]

you [sic] belong to an oganization [sic] “Fogbow”. [I do not belong to the “Fogbow organization”. I have an account to post there, just as I have on other sites including the Columbus Examiner newspaper. That doesn’t make me a part of the Columbus Examiner newspaper. I have visited Fogbow and posted just a few times. Note that all Obama eligibility-related comments (including many by me) made at Politijab.com were copied en masse to The Fogbow, but they were not made there.] This organization was created with the purpose of slandering and denigrating law abiding citizens. Despicable e-mails, letters were sent to me, to my children, to my husband and his associates. I did not post your picture to threaten you or your family. [Then why did you post my name? I never sent improper emails to you, or to your family.] My supporters are decent people. Nobody threatens you, but you and your associates can no longer harass and denigrate people, attack their families and their livelihood, while hiding behind assumed names.  [I have no “associates” who attack anyone’s families or livelihood. I do not harass anyone.] Continue Reading →

The outing of Dr. Conspiracy

Dr. Conspiracy

It was bound to happen sooner or later and once the genie is out of the bottle, there’s no putting it back in.

Orly Taitz published my real name and the banned commenter here, KenyanBornObamAcorn, has posted it on Examiner.com and heaven knows where else.

The main reason I kept an anonymous profile was because of my job. Our customers included state vital statistics agencies, and I didn’t want my activity here (even though my writing here reflects my high regard for those agencies and personnel) to spill over into my job. Now I’m retired and that is no longer a concern.

So my name is [drum roll] Kevin Davidson.

If you poke around, you will find nothing political about me. You won’t find me on any campaign contributor list. I’m not a political operative. I’m just a man with an opinion and a blog.

I wanted for everyone the same privacy that I wanted for myself and this is why I have strictly enforced the rule against posting personal information of private individuals. Personal intimidation should never be used to stifle the free exchange of ideas. That was, however, not to be for me. So now you know my name. So what?


PS: There are a lot of people named Kevin Davidson in the world from here to Australia. Please don’t make crazy associations.

PPS: Thanks to those who emailed me information about my personal information appearing at various places.

War of words

Dr. Conspiracy

Jounalist Bill Bowman published an article at Examiner.com with the title: Orly Taitz is building an enemies list. A very successful anti-birther web site, The FogBow has been under aggressive attack including a YouTube video. The commenter KenyanBornObamAcorn posted a list of names here that she claimed were the real identities of anti-birther bloggers, including me, saying: “We know all about you guys, don’t you worry! so, if you want to go throwing names and docs around, I can play that game too!” Of course, that commenter posted a list of names already.

I believe in the freedom of speech, and threats from either side intended to intimidate are against what I stand for.

Now in what can only be described as a conciliatory gesture, Orly Taitz has written an article encouraging some cooling in the war of words. Taitz wrote:

Unless people are paid to attack, there is no reason to attack, unless someone is paid to obstruct justice and hide evidence, there is no reason to do it.

I know who KenyanBornObamAcorn is, and she can rest assured that I will never publish her name, nor encourage anyone to intrude on her personal life. Some have chosen to enter the debate in a public way by filing lawsuits, and some have entered it in sensational ways, such as Orly Taitz. Some do so anonymously, and deserve to keep their privacy.

Partisans like to paint themselves as victims of vicious attacks when criticized. I say that if they can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen, but “going personal” is going too far.

Update:

Subsequent to the publication of this article, KenyanBornObamAcorn filed a public lawsuit under her real name and so entered the public arena. That lawsuit is discussed on this blog and her screen name association has become widely known, but not because I disclosed it.