I am somewhat at a loss (my normal state on most things birther) to understand a comment made by Jerome Corsi on his Facebook wall. Here it is:
This is the beginning of naming names. The Nordyke twins birth certificates were used as a template — it’s clear — and the evidence is laid out in this article. The first of many more articles to come over the next few days and weeks. The OBOTs are now on the run.
The article to which Dr. Corsi refers is from an anonymous expert. That’s not a very good start for “naming names1.” The anonymous “state programmer2” who provided the information for that article says that the Obama long form was constructed from the Nordyke twins certificates. I guess “Nordyke” is a name, but hardly something new. The Nordyke certificates available on the Internet are much lower in resolution than the Obama certificate, and so couldn’t have been used as a source document. The only way Obama could have used the Nordyke certificates would be to have obtained the real thing from the Nordyke family, and perhaps fear of a defamation lawsuit over that possibility is why our “state programmer” wants anonymity (more likely fear of losing his job for being an idiot).
Corsi expands on his “OBOTS are now on the run” theme by noting that the Politijab website is currently offline.
I don’t know what the deal is with Politijab. The anti-birther content moved from there to The Fogbow years ago and I haven’t visited Politijab in ages. Corsi says that The Fogbow and Dr. Conspiracy are all that’s left. Including this web site, I count at least 9 anti-birther sites (see “The Good” links at the bottom of this page). Further, I can’t quite figure out what OBOTS are supposedly on the run from. Unless the birthers take over and implement their own birther constitution3, we still have freedom of speech in this country. After consideration, I think that Corsi is making a veiled threat of a defamation lawsuit along the lines of the Esquire Magazine suit.
I received an email saying that Corsi has suggested that birthers should save screenshots of this web site and Fogbow because we weren’t going to be around much longer. The number of pages the average visitor looks at hasn’t changed (about 5.5). I haven’t been able to find the specific quotation from Corsi on this.
I’m planning to be here for the long haul. I’ve just ordered 4 conspiracy theory books plus library books , and I’ve overhauled the software I’m using to write blog content. I’m in the planning stages for the DrConspiracy.com brand.
While I can appreciate how a propagandist like Corsi can whip up the faithful into a frenzy, nothing has really happened on the birther front since Barack Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. Corsi can hold out the promise of naming names, but this is the same “any day now” false promise that we’ve seen almost from day 1.
1Corsi naming this name brings back a very old memory. The country singer and comedian Tennessee Ernie Ford had a daytime television show in the 50’s. Ford regularly featured some small town on the show. One day he said that he had received a letter from someone in Wilmer, Alabama. The writer said the town was too small to be featured, but asked for at least a mention. Ford, in his deep, resonant, “16 tons” voice said very slowly:
W I L M E R
2While there are some excellent IT personnel in state government, low salaries and other disincentives cause many of the good ones in some states to go elsewhere, or to come back as consultants. I will share this one anecdote. I was visiting the IT department of a state agency (back in the 90’s) and a software development manager told me that he had a fantasy: that the state personnel regulations were suspended for one hour, and he could fire most of the people that worked for him.
3Preamble to the birther constitution:
Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!