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Road trip!

It is certainly tempting to make the journey from the right coast to the left coast to attend the hearing January 3 on Orly Taitz’ motions for a temporary restraining order in the case of Grinols v. Electoral College, motions to put the certification of the election and inauguration of Barack Obama on hold. From her press release [link to Taitz web site]:

Chief U.S. District judge for the Eastern District of California Morrison C. England to rule whether the U.S. Congress will be enjoined from certifying the Certificate of electoral Vote  for Candidate for the U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barack (Barry) soetoro, aka Barack (Barry) Obama soebarkah, pursuant to a Temporary restraining order Motion filed by Attorney Orly Titz (sic) on behalf of several Presidential Candidates and Presidential candidates (sic).

While it appears to this observer that Orly is acting as crazy as a loon in bringing these insanely impossible demands, the courts have to take it seriously when an attorney files a motion in court. Consideration of a temporary restraining order gets very high priority, so today Chief Judge England has set a hearing for January 3 and ordered the parties to reply:

AMENDED MINUTE ORDER (Text Only) issued by courtroom deputy for Chief District Judge, Morrison C. England, Jr.: On the Court’s own motion, Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 12 is set for hearing on January 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 7. Oppositions are to be filed not later than December 26, 2012 and a reply, if any, by December 28, 2012. Plaintiffs’ counsel is ordered to give notice of this minute order to Defendants by 4:00 p.m., December 20, 2012. (Deutsch, S) Modified on 12/20/2012 (Deutsch, S). (Entered: 12/20/2012)

Is some poor Assistant US Attorney working over Christmas?

Taitz says:

…Please, contact each and every congressman and senator, they need to review the evidence and they need to be in court!!!

Will they all fit in Courtroom 7? I love this reply on Taitz’s site:

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Taitz says (punctuation missing in the original):

Complaint was served on the defendants through the U.S. Attorney and Attorney General

Attorney Taitz is in a process of sending complimentary copies to the individual members of Congress

It appears to me that President Obama is being sued in his individual capacity and so serving the US Attorney doesn’t work for him (not that Orly thinks at this level). Of course the Federal Defendants will argue that the Courts lack jurisdiction, and rightly so. (See my article: “Suing Congress”.)

The death of Judge Robert Bork this week reminds us of what a real constitutional crisis looks like, caused when President Nixon ordered Bork to fire the special prosecutor investigating Nixon and the Watergate scandal, leading to several impeachment resolutions in Congress. I do not think Orly Taitz is capable of creating a constitutional crisis with her annoying but silly lawsuits. Ignoring Orly Taitz is not an impeachable offense.

In related news, Mr. Grinols has moved to intervene as an additional plaintiff in Mississippi in the case of Taitz v. Democrat Party of Mississippi.

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20 Responses to Road trip!

  1. avatar
    JPotter December 21, 2012 at 2:09 am #

    I suggest to the court that it would be far simpler, logistically, to move the hearing to the House of Representatives. It’s already built to hold the House and Senate, and is already full of nifty tables, desk, chairs, a gavel or two. If you’ve ever been, you know it has a beautiful ceiling to boot.

    They could squeeze it in between the swearing in on the 2nd and the weekend. The inanity would be a great introduction to life in the House for all the new Reps (esp. the Democratic ones, make sure they know what they signed on for …!)

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    Rickey December 21, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    With the time zone difference, the 113th Congress could be sworn in the morning of the 3rd and still have time to take a chartered Airbus to get them to California in time for the hearing (assuming that the Sacramento airport can accommodate a jumbo jet). Of course, then they will have to be back in D.C. on the 4th after the judge denies Orly’s motion. And in January there is always the risk of being stranded if the tule fog rolls in.

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    Butterfly Bilderberg December 21, 2012 at 8:53 am #

    When Judge England ordered the parties to appear, he also meant each of the plaintiffs must be present. I wonder whether James Grinols and Tom MacLeran understand this. Airfare isn’t cheap during the holiday season and flights are overbooked, so perhaps they’d better plan to make the drive from Minnesota and Tennessee, respectively.

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    Paper December 21, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Dr. C wrote: “Ignoring Orly Taitz is not an impeachable offense.”

    You are so sure of that, aren’t you?

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    Paul December 21, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    OMG, she actually misspelled HER OWN NAME?!?!?

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    Vic December 21, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    With every Orly lawsuit and pronouncement, I’m more convinced that she is a serious student of Mel Brooks. She has learned, a la The Producers, that the only way to pull in an endless supply of BirtherBuck$ is to file increasingly unwinnable actions and to write increasingly optimistic “press releases” and postings.

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    Rickey December 21, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Butterfly Bilderberg:
    When Judge England ordered the parties to appear, he also meant each of the plaintiffs must be present.I wonder whether James Grinols and Tom MacLeran understand this.Airfare isn’t cheap during the holiday season and flights are overbooked, so perhaps they’d better plan to make the drive from Minnesota and Tennessee, respectively.

    I just checked on Travelocity. A round trip from Minneapolis to Sacramento would set Grinols back $705, plus a hotel room. He could conceivably make the round trip in one day, if he doesn’t mind getting back to Minneapolis at 5:00 a.m.

    As I mentioned, flying to Sacramento in winter can be dicey because there is always a threat of fog. I lived in Fresno for a year and the airport frequently had to divert planes because of the fog, which can be nearly impenetrable.

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    Northland10 December 21, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    Paul:
    OMG, she actually misspelled HER OWN NAME?!?!?

    Again:

    Taitz’s first name is misspelled as “Orley” in the footer of today’s filing, as it was in one previous filing.

  9. avatar
    sfjeff December 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Sacramento?

    I was hoping it was going to be Superior Court in SF- Sacramento is too far to drive just to see a loon in action.

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    Butterfly Bilderberg December 21, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    Ah, but it would be well worth the drive. Having seen her try to B.S. her way through a hearing on several occasions I can guarantee you will be entertained.

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    MN-Skeptic December 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm #

    Rickey: As I mentioned, flying to Sacramento in winter can be dicey because there is always a threat of fog. I lived in Fresno for a year and the airport frequently had to divert planes because of the fog, which can be nearly impenetrable.

    Traveling FROM Minnesota can be dicey in mid-winter. We do have some major snowstorms at that time of year. Yes, it’s great to get of the state in January. But you have to 1) be able to make it to the airport, and 2) have the flight actually take off.

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    donna December 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    from the ditz

    12/20

    Help needed to cover printing and FedEx shipping of the pleadings and exhibits

    Grinols complaint with exhibits

    Complaint by the Presidential Electors and Presidential Candidates together with exhibits and TRO motion is close to 200 pages. I am trying to serve defendants not only through the US Attorney and AG, but also individual members of Congress. there are 534 members of congress. Just FedEx is $56, with printing fees it is about $80. It will cost me several thousand dollars. I will greatly appreciate donations to cover the costs

    more birther begging for another LOSER

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    G December 21, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    The more money that gullible fools and insane Orly wastes, the better.

    I just feel bad for the trees. I just hope there are still good recycling programs for the trash at all the recipient’s places.

    But hey, at least printing shops and FedEx get some extra business in the process.

    donna:
    from the ditz

    12/20

    Help needed to cover printing and FedEx shipping of the pleadings and exhibits

    Grinols complaint with exhibits

    Complaint by the Presidential Electors and Presidential Candidates together with exhibits and TRO motion is close to 200 pages. I am trying to servedefendants not onlythrough the US Attorney and AG, but also individual members of Congress. there are 534 members of congress. Just FedEx is $56, with printing fees it is about $80.It will cost me several thousand dollars. I will greatly appreciate donations to cover the costs

    more birther begging for another LOSER

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    Rickey December 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    donna:

    . I am trying to serve defendants not only through the US Attorney and AG, but also individual members of Congress. there are 534 members of congress.

    I wonder if it has occurred to Orly that there will be nearly 100 new members of Congress when the 113th Congress is sworn in. Probably not. They will be certifying the electoral vote on the 4th but they won’t be members of Congress until the 3rd.

    Another epic fail.

  15. avatar
    richCares December 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    when will they put the strait-jacket back on this hateful lady?

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    donna December 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    Rickey : I wonder if it has occurred to Orly………………..

    you can just put “fill in the blank” after that

    i think the 6th is the date: Congress has to formally declare Obama the victor after counting the electoral votes on Jan. 6.

    can she serve new members of congress before the 3rd if they are not sworn in until the 3rd? and what happens to the current members she serves who are no longer there on the 3rd?

    you KNOW she is keeping track of all of this (wink wink)

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    Keith December 21, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    MN-Skeptic: Traveling FROM Minnesota can be dicey in mid-winter. We do have some major snowstorms at that time of year. Yes, it’s great to get of the state in January. But you have to 1) be able to make it to the airport, and 2) have the flight actually take off.

    I landed in Minneapolis in January once. It was 33 degrees below zero. It was actually fairly comfortable because their was no moisture in the air (obviously) and there was no wind.

    I was maybe 14 years old and in a choir just starting a nationwide tour. The guys that flew in met the guys that bussed in at the motel and proceeded to raid their rooms for toilet paper which we wrapped around the bus. Then we broke through the ice in the swimming pool and wet the TP down.

    The bus driver was pissed off at us for a week.

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    Keith December 21, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    G: The more money that gullible fools and insane Orly wastes, the better.

    An Orly led recovery?

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    G December 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    I’ve been wondering that for a long time…

    As I don’t want to fall in the trap of “any day now” syndrome that the Birthers live by, I’ve realized I’m only baffled and cynical that she continues to get away with such blatant batsh*ttery…and yet still walks amongst us…with no sign of that changing – regardless of whether I think it should or not… *sigh*

    richCares:
    when will they put the strait-jacket back on this hateful lady?

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    G December 21, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    LMAO!

    As humourous as that sounds, there’s no chance of that, regardless of how many trees she kills and how many flying monkeys she sends off on money-parting fools errands on her behalf.

    The stark reality is that despite all the boisterous flurry from the entire Birther community, they are just a teeny, tiny Cult of Crazy. As such, all of their financial efforts to date amount are akin to a mere raindrop hitting the ocean, in terms of the actual US economy…

    Keith: An Orly led recovery?

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