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Brainiac attacks birther lawsuits

Shrunken Kandor

It would a be long and twisted road trying to turn that title into the topic of this article. Here’s the short version. Brainiac is a super villain of the Superman comic books, and one of the things he did was to shrink the city of Kandor from Superman’s home planet of Krypton and put it in a bottle. Honesty and forthrightness is called by a similar-sounding name, “candor,” and it seems that candor in birther legal filings has been shrunk, as by the comic book villain’s ray, to the point of vanishing.

Size is relative, and the shrunken city of Kandor looked large under a microscope. In order to appreciate the actual size of birther candor, we need to compare it to normal-sized candor, and for that purpose I present this November 20 letter from Scott Tepper to the Court in Mississippi in the case of Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi. Mr. Tepper said something in court on November 16 that wasn’t 100% accurate, and he sent a letter to the judge correcting it.

MS 2012-11-20 – TvDPM – Tepper Letter to Court Re November 16 2012 Hearing

We might compare that with any of the invisible examples of candor from the birther attorneys. A neat parallel is the Supplemental brief from Orly Taitz to the same court last week. She states that Defendants Onaka and Fuddy are being sued in their individual capacity, but Taitz, all candor lacking, fails to mention that she served the Hawaii Attorney General with her complaint against them.

Something else, that I would call a “lack of candor", is trying to slip in inadmissible items disguised as something else. The “something else” is Taitz’ proof of service of the Hawaii Defendants requested by the court. In addition to documentation of attempts to serve the Defendants, Orly slips in affidavits by Paul Irey and Mike Zullo, which are described by Defendants:

Immaterial, impertinent, contain scandalous material, contain hearsay, and, as such, are wholly inadmissible.

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10 Responses to Brainiac attacks birther lawsuits

  1. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    Brainiac is a nice enough guy. All he wants is a decent pair of pants!

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    JPotter November 26, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    Doc, I am constantly amazed at your ability to keep track of all this foolery. My eyes glaze over early into any reading of any birfer writing. Kudos; you are a gifted curator of the crazy (and pop culture connoisseur!). The correlation of Kandor and candor in regards to the lack of the latter on the part of the disingenuous is inspired!

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 26, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    Meanwhile…
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v720/Wiccanslyr/4444103911_e6fdbfa9a5_b.jpg

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    Joey November 26, 2012 at 4:29 pm #

    Off topic but this is te only web site that I visit regularly using my I Pad where I can’t expand the size of the text. Other sites just a tap on the screen or a pinch does the trick.

    It’s frustrating not to be able to enlarge small print like the Tepper Letter above.

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    Keith November 26, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    Joey:
    Off topic but this is te only web site that I visit regularly using my I Pad where I can’t expand the size of the text. Other sites just a tap on the screen or a pinch does the trick.

    It’s frustrating not to be able to enlarge small print like the Tepper Letter above.

    Also off topic but along the same lines…

    I used to get a very attractive mobile version on my android phone, but now I only get the desktop version. Not sure what I did to lose it. Is it still available?

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    MN-Skeptic November 26, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    Keith: Also off topic but along the same lines…

    I used to get a very attractive mobile version on my android phone, but now I only get the desktop version. Not sure what I did to lose it. Is it still available?

    I think it’s a WordPress thing. I notice that I can’t zoom out with either my iPod Touch or my Google Nexus 7 (Android). I think I noticed the same thing on another WordPress site. You can click on the link to the scribd document and read it over at scribd. You can zoom out there.

    If you scroll to the bottom of Doc’s page, you may see an option to turn on or off the Mobile Theme. I’m seeing that right now on my Android, but not on my iTouch. Give it a try.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    If you scroll down to the bottom of the site on your mobile device, you should see a “Mobile Theme ON/OFF” switch. Click it on for the mobile version. I just tested it on the iPhone and it was working.

    Keith: I used to get a very attractive mobile version on my android phone, but now I only get the desktop version. Not sure what I did to lose it. Is it still available?

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    Keith November 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    If you scroll down to the bottom of the site on your mobile device, you should see a “Mobile Theme ON/OFF” switch. Click it on for the mobile version. I just tested it on the iPhone and it was working.

    Sorry – no can see.

    The entire ‘desktop’ theme is rendered exactly like it would be on the desktop except that the columns follow one another. The last thing on the bottom of the page is the copyright and the ‘Powered by WordPress’ logos. For there to be a ‘Mobile Theme ON/OFF switch’ on my android right now, there would have to be one on the ‘desktop theme’ (which I am using from my home right now).

    I now vaguely remember trying to figure out how log on using the mobile theme and ticking the mobile theme off so I could find the Visitor’s Guide and log on.

    Should I take this question off line via email?

    So I guess I turned it off by my own action but now I can’t get it turned back on.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 27, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    At least on the iPhone, the Mobile Theme Off/On switch appears when using the desktop version of the theme (it’s magically added).

    Using the Silk browser under Android OS, the columns are stacked, as you describe, and the top menus are replaced by a Navigate button (I think this came through a recent standard theme upgrade). This is on the Kindle Fire HD, and there is no mobile switch.

    Mobile capability is triggered by the browser’s user-agent signature, specifically:

    Android
    CUPCAKE
    Googlebot-Mobile
    bada
    blackberry 9800
    blackberry9500
    blackberry9520
    blackberry9530
    blackberry9550
    dream
    iPhone
    iPod
    incognito
    s8000
    webOS
    webmate

    Those are “officially” supported by the mobile theme (WPtouch) . When I access the site from my Kindle, the user-agent is “Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; en-us; KFTT Build/IML74K) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Silk/2.3 Safari/535.19 Silk-Accelerated=true” which explains why I don’t get the mobile theme option on the Kindle.

    Keith: Sorry – no can see.

    The entire ‘desktop’ theme is rendered exactly like it would be on the desktop except that the columns follow one another. The last thing on the bottom of the page is the copyright and the ‘Powered by WordPress’ logos. For there to be a ‘Mobile Theme ON/OFF switch’ on my android right now, there would have to be one on the ‘desktop theme’ (which I am using from my home right now).

    I now vaguely remember trying to figure out how log on using the mobile theme and ticking the mobile theme off so I could find the Visitor’s Guide and log on.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 27, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    I have made a change to allow pinch gesture to work on the mobile theme.

    Joey: Off topic but this is te only web site that I visit regularly using my I Pad where I can’t expand the size of the text. Other sites just a tap on the screen or a pinch does the trick.