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Corsi names the name: Mike

Birthers used to get me angry, but post-long form, they mostly make me laugh and a case in point is Jerome Corsi, who is chain smoking talk radio programs in order to try to sell a couple more copies of his ill-timed comedy classic, Where’s the Birth Certificate (ranked #639 today at Barnes & Noble.com).

Corsi has been trying to create a “cliff hanger” by releasing tantalizing (to a birther at least) hints of future revelations. Now Corsi has leaked the name of the person he claims faked President Obama’s long-form birth certificate: Mike. He said this on the radio show of anti-immigrant activist, failed presidential candidate, and someone on the WorldNetDaily payroll, Tom Tancredo.

Corsi includes this brilliant hindsight:

I thought it was 50-50 that we could force Barack Obama to get scared, and to flinch, and to release this document.

and this foresight:

The future of the Obama presidency depends on that birth certificate released on April on 27th as being an authentic document.

Well, that takes a load off.

Stay tuned NEXT WEEK for the first letter of his last name.

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29 Responses to Corsi names the name: Mike

  1. avatar
    El Diablo Negro May 28, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    I got his last name. it is “Mike Onspiracee”

    ba-da bing!!

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    charo May 28, 2011 at 10:21 am #

    Sorry, have to site an “ugly” source but it is relevant to the thread topic. Perhaps move it to the open thread?

    http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/05/21/wnds-jerome-corsi-obama-was-born-in-kenya/

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    Bob May 28, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    Mike?! The Mike?

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    richCares May 28, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    The failure of his book was the last straw, the poor guy jumped the shark, next he will tell us that Obama can’t cure the sick. Maybe we should start a fund for his mental health treatment. After his scuffle with Trump, people are afriad to join his cause (gauze). Showing those letters imbeded in Onaka’s name was brilliant (it alone got 9 paypal pushes). It’s crazy toons time. Well the good news is that he will get marsall’s support.

  5. avatar
    Bob May 28, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    A comment on DrK:

    “Perhaps Michael Isikoff is the BC Forger? Sure fits the profile . . .”

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    Majority Will May 28, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    charo: Sorry, have to site an “ugly” source . . .

    Oh, those pesky homonyms! πŸ˜€

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    Suranis May 28, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    Gotta love it. The birther sites were all blaheing about Mark niesse, then the AP started looking rather crossly at WND and Corsi had to think up something new. Which took him about 5 days after he said he would reveal the name.

    And what does he come up with? “Mike Generic”

    Way to narrow down the search to within around 500 million people, James. Operation “what will save me from getting sued” continues.

    This is gone from the sublime to the the ridiculous to the pathetic.

  8. avatar
    richCares May 28, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    Corsi lied, Trump cried
    Trump lied, Corsi cried
    Birther sighed.

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    Tarrant May 28, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    I’m surprised they don’t just come out and say, a la the old-style televangelist swindlers, that it will take $X in PayPal donations for them to release the last name. I mean honestly isn’t that what they’re really doing anyway? Giving info bit by bit to keep WND/Corsi in the “birther press” so they keep getting money?

    “The last name’s in an encrypted file! We have to raise $10000 to pay a computer expert to decode it! Click your PayPal button now!”

  10. avatar
    US Citizen May 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    If Corsi’s true agenda was to vacate the whitehouse of the ebil usurper, he’d release all his info as quickly as possible.

  11. avatar
    Thrifty May 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    I am Seth. Just Seth. From God, to Kane, to Seth.

  12. avatar
    BatGuano May 28, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    d….r……i…..n……k……..y….o…..u…..r….o…..v……a….l….t….i…..n…..e

  13. avatar
    Steve May 28, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    How did Corsi get a Ph.D in political science from Harvard?
    If he actually had that much education, wouldn’t he be a liberal?

  14. avatar
    AnotherBird May 28, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

    “Mike” is a clever key. You have to buy the book to solve the puzzle.

  15. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy May 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm #

    Steve:
    How did Corsi get a Ph.D in political science from Harvard?
    If he actually had that much education, wouldn’t he be a liberal?

    Affirmative action?

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    BouquetofRoses May 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    At this point, Corsi is really desperate and holding on to every ounce of what’s left of the birther community to keep this ridiculous belief alive. Seriously, it’s sad, oh wait, it’s pathetic that a person would stoop this low to sell books. However, I am enjoying the way he’s making a fool of himself!

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    Majority Will May 28, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

    BatGuano:
    d….r……i…..n……k……..y….o…..u…..r….o…..v……a….l….t….i…..n…..e

    Nice ACS reference. πŸ˜‰

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    AnotherBird May 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Listening to Corsi and Tancredo shows how birther things has descended into extreme kraziness, that is with a “k” and not a “c.”

    No rational person would believe that Corsi was contacted by “a mole” about the recent creation of a 49 year old document that was was verified to exist 3 years earlier.

    We have to call Corsi’s tales just blantant lies.

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    AnotherBird May 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    AnotherBird:
    Listening to Corsi and Tancredo shows how birther things has descended into extreme kraziness, that is with a “k” and not a “c.”

    No rational person would believe that Corsi was contacted by “a mole” about the recent creation of a 49 year old document that was was verified to exist 3 years earlier.

    We have to call Corsi’s tales just blantant lies.

    “We have to call Corsi’s tales just blatant lies.”

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    Steve May 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Affirmative action?

    I’ll admit that was a rather ignorant comment of mine, but he doesn’t seem to have the kind of critical thinking skills one would expect from a Harvard Ph.D.

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    richCares May 28, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    “critical thinking skills one would expect from a Harvard Ph.D.”
    not sure about that, it has been estimated that he get close to a million dollars annually with his scams. I heard his “fund raising” ploy to sue Esquire Magazine got him over 20,000 dollars. I’d say he’s a good scam artist, the South Africans would be wise to recruit him for their inheritance scams..

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    AdrianInEngland May 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    From the post and email story linked above, it says Joey Farah is suing Esquire for libel. A man who bases his career on libel is suing someone for libel. Got irony?

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    richCares May 28, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

    “suing someone for libel”
    plus he has a paypal for donations to this action, amazingly clever how he uses ploys to create paypal buttons, brilliant.
    this is statement that acts as a link to paypal
    Support WND’s “Esquire Justice Fund” to support lawsuits against Mark Warren, Esquire
    and the Hearst Corporation for its malicious attack on Jerome Corsi’s book.
    .
    though he will never sue he won’t refund your “donates”
    Farah/Corsi say “Suckers Rule”, they call this man a slimebag
    Esqyuire Justice Fund HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  24. avatar
    Joey May 28, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    Steve: I’ll admit that was a rather ignorant comment of mine, but he doesn’t seem to have the kind of critical thinking skills one would expect from a Harvard Ph.D.

    There is a form of “affirmative action” that Corsi might have benefitted from: “Legacy admissions.” He might have had a relative that went to Harvard and been granted extra admissions applications points because of that.
    In 2011, approximately 30% of Harvard undergrad admits are “legacies” meaning they got special consideration because a family member previously attended Harvard.
    http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/5/11/admissions-fitzsimmons-legacy-legacies/

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    Expelliarmus May 29, 2011 at 1:28 am #

    I have no idea what things were like when Corsi went to Harvard, but you’ve misunderstood the article you cited. Harvard isn’t saying that 30% of the students they admitted in 2011 are legacies — they are saying that among legacies, the admission rate is 30% — that is, 30% of all legacies who apply to Harvard get in — as opposed to probably something around roughly 6% admission rate for other applicants. See: http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/1/24/number-applications-college-admissions/

    In other words if a student with legacy status applies to Harvard, that person has slightly less than a 1 out of 3 chance of getting in. Among all applicants, the chances of getting accepted are about 1 out of 17. That is for undergraduate admissions.

    Corsi did not go to Harvard for undergraduate work. He went to Case Western, a private university in Cleveland. He graduated in 1968, where he apparently did very well. He subsequently got a Ph.D. from Harvard.

    Admissions to Ph.D. programs is different than for undergraduate and it really depends on the standards of each department. I don’t know how selective, or not, Harvard’s poli sci department would have been for Ph.D. candidates in the late 60’s.

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    richCares May 29, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    Life Cereal is undertaking legal action against Corsi, though Mike loves their cereal he did no such forgery, Mike is not involved, this slander will hurt Life’s sales. Judge Manning has been selected to handle the suit. (Judge Judy was not available) They are off to Australia to get 12 kangaroos. (that’s where Manning got his last jury)

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    Steve May 29, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    In any case, does a Ph.D. from Harvard talk like this:

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=2431310&mesg_id=2431486

    I’m talking about the “raghead, boy-bumping” comments.

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    Zixi of Ix May 30, 2011 at 4:24 am #

    Steve: In any case, does a Ph.D. from Harvard talk like this: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=2431310&mesg_id=2431486
    I’m talking about the “raghead, boy-bumping” comments.

    Short answer, yes.

    My family tree is full of PhDs, and most are from prestigious schools. I can tell you that having a PhD doesn’t imbue one with common sense or common decency; and doesn’t shelter one from being racist or sexist. It doesn’t prevent the person from being downright closed-minded.

    It doesn’t shelter one from an inability to grow intellectually over time, and it doesn’t make one nice, decent, honest, or honorable.

    It often does make people intolerable as they age, and tends to make one a know-it-all, which makes it difficult to continue to learn and grow as a person.

    All it really means is that at one point in time the recipient had the tenacity to work hard and achieve the degree. That’s pretty much it.

    Someone who would know once told me that sometimes PhD seems to stand for “piled high and deep”. I always keep that in mind.

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    Majority Will May 30, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    Zixi of Ix: Short answer, yes.

    My family tree is full of PhDs, and most are from prestigious schools. I can tell you that having a PhD doesn’t imbue one with common sense or common decency; and doesn’t shelter one from being racist or sexist. It doesn’t prevent the person from being downright closed-minded.

    It doesn’t shelter one from an inability to grow intellectually over time, and it doesn’t make one nice, decent, honest, or honorable.

    It often does make people intolerable as they age, and tends to make one a know-it-all, which makes it difficult to continue to learn and grow as a person.

    All it really means is that at one pointin time the recipient had the tenacity to work hard and achieve the degree. That’s pretty much it.

    Someone who would know once told me that sometimes PhD seems to stand for “piled high and deep”. I always keep that in mind.

    Ted Kaczynski was quite well educated.

    “Kaczynski was born in Chicago, Illinois, where, as an intellectual child prodigy, he excelled academically from an early age. Kaczynski was accepted into Harvard University at the age of 16, where he earned an undergraduate degree, and later earned a PhD in mathematics from the University of Michigan. He became an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley at age 25, but resigned two years later.”
    (source: wikipedia)