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Kerchner challenge dismissed

Without reaching the merits of Mario Apuzzo’s 199-page brief on the philosophy of natural-bornness, a Pennsylvania judge has dismissed the ballot challenge lodged by Charles Kerchner and fellow Pennsylvanian Dale A. Laudenslager.

Judge Keith B. Quigley agreed with Obama’s attorney John Lavelle that the court did not have jurisdiction to hear the claim. A fatal flaw in the plaintiff’s case became apparent when it was revealed that President Obama’s nomination petition did not contain (nor was supposed to contain) any statement that Barack Obama is eligible to be President, hence nothing to challenge.

Based on this outcome, one would expect the dismissal of the other complaints in Pennsylvania by Phil Berg and Jim Schneller. One may also expect and motion to reconsider and/or an appeal by the challengers.

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38 Responses to Kerchner challenge dismissed

  1. avatar
    Arthur March 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Oh, Snap! Damn, birther tears are salty, but they make an excellent pesto.

  2. avatar
    JPotter March 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    this is the way the case ends…

    this is the way the case ends…

    this is the way the case ends…

    * whimper *

  3. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    See also:

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2009/11/we-are-the-birthers/

    JPotter: this is the way the case ends…

    this is the way the case ends…

    this is the way the case ends…

    * whimper *

  4. avatar
    Rickey March 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    H. William Van Allen, one of Chris Strunk’s pals in New York, filed a ballot challenge there which was dismissed the day before yesterday.

    http://ohforgoodnesssake.com/?p=22129

    The birther FAILS continue to mount up. I can hardly wait to hear what Sheriff Joe has to say.

  5. avatar
    Arthur March 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Rickey: The birther FAILS continue to mount up. I can hardly wait to hear what Sheriff Joe has to say

    Help us, Sheriff Joe! You’re our only hope!

  6. avatar
    jtmunkus March 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

    It’s shaping up to be a good day for anti-birthing. Breitbart takes the journey he feared and a Pennsylvania birther challenge goes KERPUZZO!.

    Hey, Joe – come on out to play!

  7. avatar
    Patrick McKinnion March 1, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Let me guess what Kerchner’s criticism was:

    “Wahhh! Traitor! Wahhh! Corrupt!! Wahh! Not Fair!! WAHHH!!!!”

  8. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    jtmunkus: KERPUZZO

    And a great new word enters the lexicon!

  9. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Speaking of that, I noticed that Mario Apuzzo hasn’t added anything to his web site since the article on Tisdale on February 16.

    jtmunkus: KERPUZZO

  10. avatar
    Arthur March 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Hey Mario,

    I know you visit Dr. C.’s website and read the comments. So tell us, what’s it like to lose twice in one day?

    If you weren’t such a pompous, dog-bite of a birther, I’d feel a tiny bit of sorrow for your epic fails. Just a tiny bit . . . maybe one microgram. But even that small amount dwarfs the size of your you-know-what.*

    *Mario’s ability at ethical discernment.

  11. avatar
    Arthur March 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Speaking of that, I noticed that Mario Apuzzo hasn’t added anything to his web site since the article on Tisdale on February 16.

    Yeah, I noticed that too–maybe he’s too depressed to post.

  12. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Speaking of that, I noticed that Mario Apuzzo hasn’t added anything to his web site since the article on Tisdale on February 16.

    He probably hasn’t seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IgH2M02xek so he’s been doing it the “old-fashioned way”.

  13. avatar
    Jon Carlson March 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

    What legal document supports the claim that Obama,Sr. was Obama’s father? As high school signatures of Stanley Ann Dunham are the standard, the documents carrying a forged signature are invalid. In addition most professed Obama documents were made by a circa 1961 Royal standard manual typewriter characterized by no No. 1 key where a small L had to be used instead. Thus on those documents the one letters and the small L letters are telltale.

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    Arthur March 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm #

    Jon Carlson: In addition most professed Obama documents were made by a circa 1961 Royal standard manual typewriter characterized by no No. 1 key where a small L had to be used instead. Thus on those documents the one letters and the small L letters are telltale.

    Jon, this is incredible! I appreciate you bringing this to everyone’s attention. To what half-way house or mental institution can we send you a card of thanks?

  15. avatar
    Foggy March 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    It seems you may be new to this whole “birtherism” thing, Mr. Carlson.

    I made a helpful study guide to assist you in catching up with the rest of the birthers.

    No need for thanks, I do it as a public service. :D

  16. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    There are various documents on Obama Sr. in the State Department’s archives obtained by Allen.

    Jon Carlson: What legal document supports the claim that Obama,Sr. was Obama’s father?

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    bovril March 1, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    Ooooooh I never knew that my signature at age 13 was going to be my “standard” for the rest of my life,…..

    Damn, all the passports, checks, SSN cards, FID’s, visa’s, customs declarations, mortage documents, tax returns, contracts and other such parephenalia are suddenly “forged” and void……But who shall I tell…?

  18. avatar
    Thomas Brown March 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    (with apologies to Squeeky)

    Tee hee!

  19. avatar
    Sef March 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    bovril: Ooooooh I never knew that my signature at age 13 was going to be my “standard” for the rest of my life,…..

    Well, in my case, that is the legible one.

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    G March 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    The intial paragraph of the report that informed us of the dismissal said this:

    A State Commonwealth Court Judge …
    … has dismissed the claims of a group of voters, including one from the Lehigh Valley, who argued that President Barack Obama doesn’t qualify for the spring ballot because he’s not a “natural-born citizen” of the United States.

    http://blogs.mcall.com/capitol_ideas/2012/03/commonwealth-court-dismisses-obama-ballot-challenge.html

    Schneller’s case was also on the docket for hearing at 10am today. Same time as Kerchner/Laudenslager.

    I am assuming that it was also summarily dismissed for the same reasons. In reading that initial paragraph of the report, I get the sense that the plural use of claims and voters includes the Schneller case as well as the Kercner/Laudenslager one.

    Had they not ALL been dismissed this morning, I would have expected some note of that in the report. As I’ll explain in a moment, the same failure of standing issue applied to all those heard this morning. Therefore I suspect they were heard at the same time in order to lump them together and dismiss all of them for mostly the same reason.

    The difference between these cases and Berg’s (beyond the obvious “born in Kenya / Indonesia” old-school Birther angle) is that Berg is a registered Democrat and the other plaintiffs were not.

    Therefore, the issue of Standing is different for Berg’s case than the others. (The PA rules for these ballot challenges required someone being of the same party for Standing. So Kerchener, Laudenslager & Schneller as registered GOP all failed at that threshold alone).

    That is why I suspect Berg’s was the only one scheduled for a later hearing time (03/19/12). There is mention of a separate Schneller case on that docket list, which has not yet been scheduled.

    See:

    http://nativeborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/02/29/pa-whats-going-on/

    Based on this outcome, one would expect the dismissal of the other complaints in Pennsylvania by Phil Berg and Jim Schneller. One may also expect and motion to reconsider and/or an appeal by the challengers.

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    G March 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    LMAO! Agreed! I too plan to use this one from now on… Kudos, jtmunkus!

    Sef: jtmunkus: KERPUZZO

    And a great new word enters the lexicon!

  22. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy March 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

    You can check here in a couple of days to be sure:

    http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docketsheets/CommonwealthCourtReport.aspx?docketNumber=75%20MD%202012

    G: Schneller’s case was also on the docket for hearing at 10am today. Same time as Kerchner/Laudenslager.

    I am assuming that it was also summarily dismissed for the same reasons.

  23. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    Thanks!

    Dr. Conspiracy: You can check here in a couple of days to be sure:http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/docketsheets/CommonwealthCourtReport.aspx?docketNumber=75%20MD%202012

  24. avatar
    Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter March 1, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    3. Yea, though we goeth forth roaring like lions, we doth return like small cats which meweth for milk in tiny voices.

    4. Our heads are anointed with Cold Waters, and bitter rains doth drench our parade.

    Lamentations 1:3-4, The Birther Bible

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  25. avatar
    jtmunkus March 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    squeeks, reminder, it’s march! rc is counting on a live interview!

  26. avatar
    Bob March 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

    The feed is so screwed up I’m bailing.

  27. avatar
    RuhRoh March 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Were the comments shut down on the Arpaio thread?

  28. avatar
    Reality Check March 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    John Woodman will be on the second hour of RC Radio tonight to discuss the Arpaio Cold Cut Posse findings. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rcr/2012/03/02/rc-radio

  29. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    Excellent news! I’ll try to catch it live if I can free myself up. If there is the usual window for taking callers, I might try to call in again as well…

    Reality Check: John Woodman will be on the second hour of RC Radio tonight to discuss the Arpaio Cold Cut Posse findings. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/rcr/2012/03/02/rc-radio

  30. avatar
    LarryO March 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

    Looking at the above previous blogs, I sense a tremendous difference in attitude after the results of Sheriff Joe’s investigation was announced.
    Hang in there folks, your’e about to get a real “attitude” adjustment!

  31. avatar
    NBC March 1, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    In other news, the MS AG has submitted a brief to dismiss Orly’s claims, citing the expected Orly mistakes of filing too late, failing to cite a claim, lacking standing and failure to properly serve

  32. avatar
    Scientist March 1, 2012 at 7:36 pm #

    LarryO: Looking at the above previous blogs, I sense a tremendous difference in attitude after the results of Sheriff Joe’s investigation was announced.
    Hang in there folks, your’e about to get a real “attitude” adjustment!

    Such as?

  33. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up.

    NBC: In other news, the MS AG has submitted a brief to dismiss Orly’s claims, citing the expected Orly mistakes of filing too late, failing to cite a claim, lacking standing and failure to properly serve

  34. avatar
    NBC March 1, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Hang in there folks, your’e about to get a real “attitude” adjustment!

    ROTFL… Arpaio submitted nothing new, looked at known copies and concluded that they could not determine anything about the originals.

    What attitude adjustment do you suppose will happen? There is nothing new here. Nothing…

    In the mean time the Department of Health of Hawaii has more than once verified President Obama’s birth on US soil.

    Bummer really, but the state election challenges are failing on a variety of reasons, including the fact that President Obama is clearly natural born.

  35. avatar
    G March 1, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    *yawn*

    As I’ve mentioned, other than the initial surprise that someone who should be more politically savvy would “double down” on such nonsense, there really wasn’t much more to it that was shocking at all. Just retreads of long debunked WND claims dealing with PDFs and such, In other words, much ado about nothing.

    For such a big press conference from such a well-known media figure, it sure has generated very little national coverage…and most of that is quite mocking and unfavorable – both in the story and in the comments.

    So yeah, WND’s “Trial Balloon” to try to ressurect Birther hype seems to be turning out to be a resounding DUD.

    By the reactions so far, expect the story to maintain very little traction and just become another in a long line of EPIC FAIL attempts by the WND BIrther propaganda machine.

    LarryO: Looking at the above previous blogs, I sense a tremendous difference in attitude after the results of Sheriff Joe’s investigation was announced.Hang in there folks, your’e about to get a real “attitude” adjustment!

  36. avatar
    Obsolete March 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    LarryO: Looking at the above previous blogs, I sense a tremendous difference in attitude after the results of Sheriff Joe’s investigation was announced.
    Hang in there folks, your’e about to get a real “attitude” adjustment!

    Care to wager who will be unemployed sooner- Obama or Sheriff Joe?

  37. avatar
    Jon Carlson March 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    I am still waiting for an Obama legal document that supports the claim that Obama has a Kenya father and a white mother.

    The Dunham high school signatures age 17 or 18 shouldn’t change at age 18 on the Obama White House birth certificate. Sorry.

    Since you can’t find any legal documents that support The Obama Story parentage, you can find the Dunham high school signatures at the following link to knock down all of the bogus documents legal and otherwise.

    A legal document has to have a valid signature or it is invalid.

    Bone up on the circa 1961 Royal standard manual typewriter font. The No. 1 key was absent so the small L key had to be used. On an Obama documentmade by that typewriter all one letters and small L letters are the same. They are a host of them.

    http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/Annwriting1.htm

    By the way, Dunham was born November 29, 1942. Her birthstate Kansas has a school attendance cut off date of August 31th. Thus she was high school Class of 1961. The conception time of the alleged Obama birthdate August 4, 1961 was November 1960 when Dunham was in a Washington state high school.

    For the supporters of Obama:

    BP Gulf Oil Well Sabotaged For Hitler’s Birthday
    http://www.hoaxofthecentury.com/HitlerBPSabotage1.htm

  38. avatar
    G March 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4

    Jon Carlson: I am still waiting for an Obama legal document that supports the claim that Obama has a Kenya father and a white mother.