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De Tar-Baby

The Tar-Baby is a fictional character from the Uncle Remus stories. The figure, made of tar fashioned by Br’er Fox was a trap for Br’er Rabbit, who once in contact with the sticky form became more and more firmly held as he struggled to get free. The Taitz v Democrat Party of Mississippi lawsuit may be just such a trap.

Judge Wingate had ordered all Plaintiffs in the case to appear in Court yesterday. Orly Taitz was there, with Brian Fedorka—the others were not. So what of Laurie Roth, Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran? Some comments were made in Court that they were sick; Lax has cancer. The Judge stated that they must provide a Doctor’s note, or otherwise there would be “consequences.”

It was also reported that these three wanted to withdraw from the suit entirely, but there were objections from all of the Defendants. A Plaintiff cannot simply withdraw after a responsive pleading has been made by the Defendants, and Defendants here don’t want to just let them off to be able to sue again. They want a judgment against them so that the principle of res judicata prevents them from filing an other suit. Threatening remarks have come from the Democratic Defendants that potentially ruinous sanctions would be sought against Taitz and perhaps other Defendants.

image“‘Tu’n me loose, fo’ I kick de natchul stuffin’ outen you,’ sez Brer Rabbit, sezee, but de Tar-Baby, she ain’t sayin’ nuthin’. She des hilt on, en de Brer Rabbit lose de use er his feet in de same way. Brer Fox, he lay low. Den Brer Rabbit squall out dat ef de Tar-Baby don’t tu’n ‘im loose he butt ‘er cranksided. En den he butted, en his head got stuck. Den Brer Fox, he sa’ntered fort’, lookin’ dez ez innercent ez wunner yo’ mammy’s mockin’-birds.1

One might remark that Taitz was ground to a powder during the 5-hour ordeal of legal arguments yesterday, where Taitz was repeatedly asked for statutes and authorities for what she was trying to do, and proved unable to provide any. Taitz was said to be at her best yesterday, but it was not good enough.


1Loose translation from Dr. Conspiracy:

“Turn me loose, before I kick the natural stuffing out of you,” said Brother Rabbit, but the Tar-Baby said nothing. She just held on, and Brother Rabbit lost the use of his feet in the same way. Brother Fox laid low. Then Brother Rabbit shouted out that if the Tar-Baby didn’t turn him loose he would butt her in the side. And then he butted, and his head became stuck. Then Brother Fox sauntered forth, looking just as innocent as one of your mother’s mockingbirds.

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34 Responses to De Tar-Baby

  1. avatar
    Butterfly Bilderberg November 17, 2012 at 9:27 am #

    Lax, who wrote a letter to Judge Wingate begging to be excused from this suit on account of weakness from her cancer, nevertheless has the strength to run for yet another office and has begun her campaigns for 2014 and 2016. Check out her website.

    Judge Wingate, learning of this yesterday, ordered that she and OPOVVV Macleran provide proof of their inability to appear in court after their physical presence was ordered. He’s buying none of their bullshit.

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    Sam the Centipede November 17, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Doc C:

    Threatening remarks have come from the Democratic Defendants that potentially ruinous sanctions would be sought against Taitz and perhaps other Defendants.

    Warning rather than threatening??

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    john November 17, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    “Judge Wingate had ordered all Plaintiffs in the case to appear in Court yesterday. Orly Taitz was there, with Brian Fedorka—the others were not. So what of Laurie Roth, Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran? Some comments were made in Court that they were sick; Lax has cancer. The Judge stated that they must provide a Doctor’s note, or otherwise there would be “consequences.”

    I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court. They had been together the night before and skunk had shown up at their location. Both tried to get rid of the skunk and were sprayed directly. It will be a few days before these 2 individuals will be able to make it court. It was a bad spray and there is no way they could shown up in court without having the whole court house evacuated.

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    misha marinsky November 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm #

    “Threatening remarks have come from the Democratic Defendants that potentially ruinous sanctions would be sought against Taitz and perhaps other Defendants.”

    Please, oh please.

    I’d like to see six figures – against each.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    I think threatening is the appropriate word. I would call your attention to the RC Radio Special Edition – Down Goes Taitz for the specifics.

    Sam the Centipede: Warning rather than threatening??

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    Arthur November 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    john: I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court. They had been together the night before and skunk had shown up at their location. Both tried to get rid of the skunk and were sprayed directly.

    This seems like a remarkably silly excuse. I’ve encountered a few skunks in my time; in fact, there’s a family of skunks living in the wood not far from my house. Skunks are nocturnal, slow, and shy. They don’t bother you, unless you bother them. While I don’t think this smelly excuse of a story passes the sniff test, I’d love to hear Leah and Tom explain what they where doing to provoke a skunk attack.

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    misha marinsky November 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    john: I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court.

    John: The correct explanation is “the dog ate my homework.” Get with the program.

    Arthur: This seems like a remarkably silly excuse.

    At least they weren’t shot by mistake:

    Man Mistakes 9-Year-Old Girl Dressed as Skunk for Real Skunk, Shoots Her With Shotgun

    http://gawker.com/5953660/man-mistakes-9+year+old-girl-dressed-as-skunk-for-real-skunk-shoots-her-with-shotgun?post=53729454

  8. avatar
    SueDB November 17, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    The best answer so far is Orly’s – My luggage is lost….It was in my luggage…that was in my luggage too….rinse, repeat.

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    BatGuano November 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    john:
    I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court.

    ah yes, the Pepe v. LePew defense.

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    bgansel9 November 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Butterfly Bilderberg: Judge Wingate, learning of this yesterday, ordered that she and OPOVVV Macleran provide proof of their inability to appear in court after their physical presence was ordered. He’s buying none of their bullshit.

    That’s “wunnerful!”

  11. avatar
    bgansel9 November 17, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    Ummm, why am I in moderation?

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    G November 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm #

    Why would that be any excuse? Birthers stink up any courtroom they appear in anyways, so it would just be par for the course…

    john: I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court. They had been together the night before and skunk had shown up at their location. Both tried to get rid of the skunk and were sprayed directly. It will be a few days before these 2 individuals will be able to make it court. It was a bad spray and there is no way they could shown up in court without having the whole court house evacuated.

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    bgansel9 November 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    SueDB: The best answer so far is Orly’s – My luggage is lost….It was in my luggage…that was in my luggage too….rinse, repeat.

    And if God wanted Orly to win, he wouldn’t have let that stuff be in her luggage. :P

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    bgansel9 November 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    john: I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court. They had been together the night before and skunk had shown up at their location.

    I’ve spent months trying to figure out if you’re a troll or a true believer. Now I know. Thanks!

  15. avatar
    G November 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    I view both the trolls and the “true believers” with equal contempt. From my perspective, I treat them both the same. If someone is pathetic enough to get their kicks out of regularly playing “birther”, then they’ve earned the stink of “birther” from that act alone and deserve to be treated and tarnished as if they really were a crazy loser…as only a crazy loser could derive satisfaction from wasting time trying to act like a birther online.

    bgansel9: I’ve spent months trying to figure out if you’re a troll or a true believer. Now I know. Thanks!

  16. avatar
    Fazil Iskander November 17, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    I don’t know … the “Pepe le Pew defense” still seems like it could go either way. It could be classic troll or true believer. Which side do you come down on and why? (We can, maybe, leave out the possibility of “true believing classic troll”, for simplicity’s sake. For my money, there’s always something a little unsatisfying about John’s posts. Not enough substance or thought or real emotions. His posts are like someone whose heart isn’t really in it. Unlike Mario’s …)

    bgansel9: I’ve spent months trying to figure out if you’re a troll or a true believer. Now I know. Thanks!

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    Bayou Belle November 17, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    john:
    “Judge Wingate had ordered all Plaintiffs in the case to appear in Court yesterday. Orly Taitz was there, with Brian Fedorka—the others were not. So what of Laurie Roth, Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran? Some comments were made in Court that they were sick; Lax has cancer. The Judge stated that they must provide a Doctor’s note, or otherwise there would be “consequences.”

    I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court.They had been together the night before and skunk had shown up at their location.Both tried to get rid of the skunk and were sprayed directly. It will be a few days before these 2 individuals will be able to make it court. It was a bad spray and there is no way they could shown up in court without having the whole court house evacuated.

    Sounds about right. Lie down with skunks, get up with skunk odor.

    Too bad they didn’t get a “doctor’s note” to prove their excuses. The judge wants affidavits from both in addition to letters from their medical treatment professionals. His response was measured, but it was clear that he was pissed about their nonappearance.

  18. avatar
    Rickey November 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Interestingly, it appears that “Leah Lax” isn’t her real name. Check out how she signed her statement of candidacy:

    http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/103/11030620103/11030620103.pdf#navpanes=0

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    chancery November 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    Meh.

    Probably her maiden surname, and an alternate version of her given name. Nothing to be concerned about … unless, of course, you were drafting a proposed judgment for a court’s consideration …

    On a separate topic, I agree with bgansel9 about john. It’s been good fun, but the mask has dropped.

    New birthers, please. Or at least new trolls.

  20. avatar
    Thomas Brown November 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

    Maybe Lax and MacLeran were in Orly’s luggage.

    Problem solved!

  21. avatar
    chancery November 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm #

    OTOH, “john’s” swan song was in fact the first amusing post he’s made.

  22. avatar
    misha marinsky November 17, 2012 at 8:06 pm #

    chancery: an alternate version of her given name

    She actually was running for president – of the USA!!

    Her real name is Lily La Beau.

  23. avatar
    Paul Pieniezny November 17, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    Rickey:
    Interestingly, it appears that “Leah Lax” isn’t her real name. Check out how she signed her statement of candidacy:

    http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/103/11030620103/11030620103.pdf#navpanes=0

    Can you really use brackets in your signature?

  24. avatar
    misha marinsky November 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Paul Pieniezny: Can you really use brackets in your signature?

    No. She’s nuts, just the rest of the Denialists.

  25. avatar
    Northland10 November 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Paul Pieniezny: Can you really use brackets in your signature?

    She could have signed it Leah-Loretta: Lax-Miller.

  26. avatar
    US Citizen November 17, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    Northland10: Paul Pieniezny: Can you really use brackets in your signature?

    She could have signed it Leah-Loretta: Lax-Miller.

    No, Lax is the word.
    If not her name, at least the airport where Orly’s luggage probably is.

  27. avatar
    G November 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm #

    LMAO! ;)

    US Citizen: No, Lax is the word.
    If not her name, at least the airport where Orly’s luggage probably is.

  28. avatar
    Monkey Boy November 18, 2012 at 6:51 am #

    Paul Pieniezny: Can you really use brackets in your signature?

    But, according to Orly, she can’t run under any name except what appears on her birth certificate. She is committing election fraud according to Orlylaw.

  29. avatar
    misha marinsky November 18, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Monkey Boy: But, according to Orly, she can’t run under any name except what appears on her birth certificate.She is committing election fraud according to Orlylaw.

    She’s white and a conservative, so it’s OK.

  30. avatar
    bgansel9 November 19, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    G: as only a crazy loser could derive satisfaction from wasting time trying to act like a birther online.

    Ha!

  31. avatar
    bgansel9 November 19, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Fazil Iskander: For my money, there’s always something a little unsatisfying about John’s posts. Not enough substance or thought or real emotions. His posts are like someone whose heart isn’t really in it.

    You’ve answered your own question.

  32. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater November 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    john: I was informed by realiable sources that both Leah Lax and Tom MacLeran had both been sprayed by a skunk and were unable to appear in court.

    Did the skunk happen to look like this? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/d/d9/20121008111600!Pepe_Le_Pew.jpg

  33. avatar
    Rickey November 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Monkey Boy: But, according to Orly, she can’t run under any name except what appears on her birth certificate.She is committing election fraud according to Orlylaw.

    Leah Lax is registered to vote in Dauphin County as Loretta Miller.

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    sfjeff November 19, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    I am trying to come up with some appropriate joke about Birthers and skunks……

    naaaaahhh just the two together is a joke enough

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