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Obama Conspiracy Theories 2012 treasure hunt

Clues:

  1. Web page.
  2. The Web page links two things together. Each of those things is connected in another way to the same topic of interest for students of Obama conspiracy theories.
  3. Polly Price is one, but what is the other?

26 Responses to Obama Conspiracy Theories 2012 treasure hunt

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    Keith February 2, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    this?

  2. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    No. It’s a really nice treasure. You folks should start digging.

    Keith:
    this?

  3. avatar
    Keith February 3, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    OK, digging around following links on that site got me here: real treasure?

  4. avatar
    Dave February 3, 2012 at 10:18 am #

    I’m wondering if this is what you had in mind:

    Emory University professor Polly Price explained. The United States adopted the concept of “natural born citizenship” from the English, Price said. For nearly 180 years before the Constitution was drafted, people were natural born citizens of England if they were born on English soil.

    This understanding was widely accepted in the U.S. during the colonial period. People born in a colony were considered citizens of that colony, Price said.

    “It may be that some of the founders intended to include only birth on U.S. soil as their understanding of ‘natural born citizen’, but it certainly would not have included that their parents also had to be U.S. citizens,” Price said.

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    Keith February 3, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    Dave: I’m wondering if this is what you had in mind:

    No fair! I looked at that too, but decided Betty White was a bigger treasure.

  6. avatar
    Keith February 3, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Am I getting warmer?

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Dave, you have reached the first milestone in the treasure hunt, but you are some distance from the ultimate goal.

    Dave: I’m wondering if this is what you had in mind:

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    John February 3, 2012 at 11:05 am #

    Clicking on his main blog link get me here:

    http://blogs.law.emory.edu/price/

    Which of course has the link to:

    http://blogs.law.emory.edu/price/2011/05/30/more-on-birthright-citizenship/

    My most significant article to date on birthright citizenship in the US turns out to be the hardest to find, as someone recently brought to my attention. I published “Alien Land Restrictions in the American Common Law” in The American Journal of Legal History in 1999. A link to a downloadable version is here. This article explores the early history of citizenship at birth in the United States, and the fact that state court judges employed the English common law rule of jus soli in the absence of any definition of who was a citizen at birth in the federal or state constitutions.

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    justlw February 3, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    In the far inferior TV series knockoff, Polly Holliday played the role originated by Diane Ladd in Alice Doesn’t Live Here Any More; Ladd kind of looks a bit like Rene Russo. Am I close?

    Please don’t make me look up Wong Kim Ark’s Erdos number…

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    donna February 3, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4 (Citizenship)

    William Rawle, A View of the Constitution of the United States 84–101 1829 (2d ed.)

    The power to establish an uniform system of naturalization is also an exclusive one.

    http://press-pubs.uchicago.edu/founders/documents/a1_8_4_citizenships23.html

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    justlw February 3, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Or more seriously: Russo is Brian Kemp’s counsel.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Almost there. Why would Russo be commenting on Price’s blog?

    justlw: Or more seriously: Russo is Brian Kemp’s counsel.

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    gorefan February 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Paul Pieniezny:
    OK, having played a part in Hamlet when at university (no prizes for guessing what part) I have to ask whether there is a connection with Shakespeare.

    Here is her article on the Calvin’s Case

    http://www.uniset.ca/naty/maternity/9YJLH73.htm

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    Paul Pieniezny February 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm #

    gorefan: Here is her article on the Calvin’s Case

    http://www.uniset.ca/naty/maternity/9YJLH73.htm

    I mentioned that very article only recently.

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    justlw February 3, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Almost there. Why would Russo be commenting on Price’s blog?

    OK, she’s a professor at Emory, where he got his law degree. Is there a closer connection than that?

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    Wile February 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    This probably won’t help solve the puzzle, but Professor Price and President Obama both attended Harvard Law School at the same time. Both graduated with honors.

    They are also both pretty good basketball players. She was the point guard for Emory College.

    Did Russo also attend Emory for his undergrad?

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    Dave February 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    OK, so Russo was one of Price’s student assistants. He helped her write the book.

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    Dave February 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    Have the birthers found this out yet? This seems like material for a new conspiracy theory. Should we notify Taitz?

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    justlw February 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Dave:
    OK, so Russo was one of Price’s student assistants. He helped her write the book.

    Nice. Page 384, courtesy of amazon.com: “Several Emory Law School students assisted with research at various points: … Vincent Russo.

    I hear heads esplodin’.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    The treasure has been found. The legal adviser to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is a former research assistant to an Emory Professor who has repudiated birther citizen parent theories.

    It would be hard to imagine Mr Russo advising Kemp that Obama wasn’t eligible because of his British father. After all, the entire Congress rejected that argument when it certified the 2008 election in addition to Prof. Price.

    While this little story is interesting, it is really not all that remarkable since pretty much everybody’s legal adviser was taught by someone who shares Prof. Price’s views, albeit perhaps not in print.

    justlw: I hear heads esplodin’.

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    Reality Check February 3, 2012 at 3:20 pm #

    Don’t anyone dare tell Orly there is an Obot on SoS Kemp’s staff. We will have another Siddharth Velamoor incident on our hands.

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    Paul Pieniezny February 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    Congratulations. I must say, there are many Vincent Russo lawyers in the US, but after checking 6 of them from Southern California to New York, I decided to look where Price was cited.

    As those who checked the Love’s Labour’s Lost quote have seen, I was barking up the wrong tree, looking for negative combinations. Lost labour indeed.

    Let’s hope that this bodes well. For Georgia, really.

    In any case, birfers will claim “they was gotten too”.

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    LC February 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

    Reality Check:
    Don’t anyone dare tell Orly there is an Obot on SoS Kemp’s staff. We will have another Siddharth Velamoor incident on our hands.

    In the event that happens, here’s your rebuttal: in 2008, Mr. Russo was a member of Georgia Young Professionals for McCain, and attended the 2008 Republican National Convention.

    http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/town-talk/entries/2008/09/02/

    Not exactly your standard ‘Obot.’

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