You may recall a January, 2011, OC Weekly interview with birther activist Orly Taitz about her favorite Orange County restaurants. Perhaps their appeal has caused Taitz to have second thoughts about aligning herself with Congressman Keith Ellison in a hunger strike over voting rights for DC residents, or perhaps she found out that Ellison is a Muslim.
The hunger strike announcement was posted on Orly’s web site and reported on the Birthers Are Liars Facebook group. When I went to check out the original article, it had vanished, leaving only the Google search traces shown here:
Thanks to commenters who saw the original message on Orly’s site. It appears that while she was intending to "join" Ellison, the reason was the usual birther nonsense, and not the enfranchisement of DC residents. Here is part of the deleted Taitz article:
Political dissident leader, and US Senate candidate from CA, attorney Orly Taitz is joining Congressman Keith Ellison and occupy DC protesters on a hunger strike for voting rights. While DC protesters and Ellison are on a hunger strike because DC residents cannot vote for a senator of their own, Doctor and Attorney Orly Taitz will be on a hunger strike to protect the rights of all US citizens, not only DC residents, to have lawful elections for a President, who is constitutionally eligible and who has valid identification papers.
It looks like the hunger strike is on based on a comment from Dr. Taitz, left below. The revised hunger strike is not in alignment with Congressman Ellison, but with Russian dissidents. Check out the new article posted on her site today. While she complains of the lack of media attention, as far as I can tell, the announcement of the hunger strike hasn’t even gone out on her own mailing list.