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New Hampshire update

In this writer’s humble opinion, nothing is happening on the Birther front in New Hampshire despite headlines on Birther web sites such as the Post & Email. Rather than the “Shot Heard Around the World,” I think a better analogy for the Birther challenge to Obama’s inclusion on the NH primary ballot as “the fart heard around the room” – unpleasant, smelly, but of no lasting consequence.

The fundamental difference between New Hampshire and Georgia is that the law in New Hampshire says that the Elections Commission decision is final and cannot be reviewed by a court, hence, the NH Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge from a handful of Birther legislators. In Georgia, the law says any voter can challenge the eligibility of a candidate. It’s all so very simple.

Part of the Legislators’ grievance is over an irrelevant technicality. According to them, a naturalized citizen was barred from the ballot in New Hampshire in 2007. They believe that the Elections Commission should have made eligibility discrimination in the case of Obama also. I believe that the Commission was ready to do that, but when they asked for something more than rumors to show Obama wasn’t eligible, the Legislators said they had nothing. It was a poignant moment.

Despite those simple facts, publicity is served by fanning the fumes, and that’s what the concerned NH Legislators did by recounting to the NH Attorney General their rebuff by the NH Secretary of State. Nothing really happened.

13 Responses to New Hampshire update

  1. avatar
    Phil Cave January 3, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I’m not aware of anyone who seriously claims a naturalized citizen is eligible to be elected president.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 3, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I’m not in a position to judge how serious Mr. Hassan is. He bases his claim on the 15th Amendment, arguing that the natural born citizen requirement discriminates based on natural origin. I don’t see the argument as valid myself.

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2011/07/will-fec-decide-presidential-eligibility/

    Phil Cave: I’m not aware of anyone who seriously claims a naturalized citizen is eligible to be elected president.

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    vic January 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    The P&E also seems to be parroting Palin’s error by saying ‘New Hampshire Legislators Send “Another Shot Heard Around the World” From Concord’.

  4. avatar
    JD Reed January 3, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Wasn’t that Bachmqnn’s error, not Palin’s?

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    G January 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Correct. Bachmann made the “shot heard ’round the world” gaffe.

    Palin butchered the story of Paul Revere.

    The two are similar and so gaffe prone, that the confusion between them and who said what crazy thing is understandable.

    Both gaffe’s happened not that far apart from each other:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/03/981819/-The-Interchangeable-Sarah-Palin-and-Michele-Bachmann

    JD Reed:
    Wasn’t that Bachmqnn’s error, not Palin’s?

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 3, 2012 at 11:31 pm #

    I don’t know either ❓
    Lame Cherry, who once described herself as “the most popular girl on the anti Christ planet”, has a pretty vicious parting shot:

    May your sins come before God. May no one intercede. May God be deaf to you. May God’s fury be poured out upon you and may His Wrath be eternal. May you be repaid a million fold so that the Lord will be comforted for what you did to Him by His servant.

    It rather sounds like somebody rejected her preaching and now she wants God to beat the XXXX out of them to maker her feel better.

    I think she should stick to pretty pictures and poetry and not pretend to spiritual enlightenment.

    Egh: Didn’t notice exactly when you cleared lame cherry from the ugly, but it is finished .

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    vic January 4, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Thank you, JD Reed, for catching that. And thanks, G, for the understanding. But I still feel bad about erroneously accusing Palin of an error. She makes enough of those that I don’t need to make any up.

    G:
    Correct.Bachmann made the “shot heard ’round the world” gaffe.

    Palin butchered the story of Paul Revere.

    The two are similar and so gaffe prone, that the confusion between them and who said what crazy thing is understandable.
    Thank

    Both gaffe’s happened not that far apart from each other:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/06/03/981819/-The-Interchangeable-Sarah-Palin-and-Michele-Bachmann

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    G January 4, 2012 at 3:23 am #

    LMAO! 😉

    vic: But I still feel bad about erroneously accusing Palin of an error. She makes enough of those that I don’t need to make any up.

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    G January 4, 2012 at 3:27 am #

    Ugh! Lame Cherry has been one of the most vile, debased and twisted bloggers on the internet!

    If she’s closing shop, then good riddence to bad rubbish! Her putrid and disturbing filth will NOT be missed!!!

    No surprise that she would close with such a hateful parting shot. LC has severe issues and anger management problems to say the least. Let’s just hope this is the last we ever have to hear from LC and that he/she does not become the next James Von Brunn.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I don’t know either
    Lame Cherry, who once described herself as “the most popular girl on the anti Christ planet”, has a pretty vicious parting shot:

    It rather sounds like somebody rejected her preaching and now she wants God to beat the XXXX out of them to maker her feel better.

    I think she should stick to pretty pictures and poetry and not pretend to spiritual enlightenment.

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    Majority Will January 4, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    Great typo.

    “Previously, the group’s attorney, Orly Tzitz (sic), of California had asked the Ballot Law Commission to remove the President’s name from the ballot, but the commission turned down the request. Tzitz (sic) has appealed that ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rappaport said.”

    Excerpt from:

    3 Republican representatives question Obama’s background

    By GARRY RAYNO
    New Hampshire Union Leader
    Published Jan 4, 2012 at 3:00 am (Updated Jan 3, 2012)
    http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120104/NEWS06/701049973

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    Paul Pieniezny January 4, 2012 at 7:23 am #

    Majority Will:
    Great typo.

    “Previously, the group’s attorney, Orly Tzitz (sic), of California had asked the Ballot Law Commission to remove the President’s name from the ballot, but the commission turned down the request. Tzitz (sic) has appealed that ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court, Rappaport said.”

    It is NOT a typo. I do not know whether Misha or De Berg ever brought this up, but Tzitz actually means something in Jeruzalem.

    http://ehpg.wordpress.com/tag/jerusalem-post/

    Taitz, of course, is just the name of her husband. It is a Slavonic word meaning “something hidden” (like a hidden river or of course, someone pretending to be something she is not, like a non-Jew). In Russia the word got confused with “Deutsch”, which explains why it is a frequent name among Russian and Ukrainian Jews. (I am NOT making this up!)

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    Majority Will January 4, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    Paul Pieniezny: It is NOT a typo. I do not know whether Misha or De Berg ever brought this up, but Tzitz actually means something in Jeruzalem.

    http://ehpg.wordpress.com/tag/jerusalem-post/

    Taitz, of course, is just the name of her husband. It is a Slavonic word meaning “something hidden” (like a hidden river or of course, someone pretending to be something she is not, like a non-Jew). In Russia the word got confused with “Deutsch”, which explains why it is a frequent name among Russian and Ukrainian Jews. (I am NOT making this up!)

    Interesting. Thanks.

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    Paul Pieniezny January 4, 2012 at 8:50 am #

    Majority Will: Interesting. Thanks.

    It was, of course meant as tongue-in-cheek. I just wanted to say that when Orly sees the misprint or typo Tzitz, she may not be thinking what most of us are thinking.

    Apart from the fact that Orly in Russian means both “like an eagle” and “hero-like” – it is the male version of the adjective, however. As I explained somewhere else on this blog, I have found “another” Svetlana Averbukha, born in the Soviet Union and now living in Israel as “OrlA Averbukha”.