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93 Responses to C-Span coverage of Taitz Inauguration protest

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    donna January 21, 2013 at 11:15 am #

    “two protestors”? so the REAL american patriots? how “awful” for the rest of us

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    Horus January 21, 2013 at 11:36 am #

    No video on my end.

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    Michael Bauser January 21, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    That’s just poor protest sign design.

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    Paper January 21, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    I’m not actually sure that the woman with an Israeli flag is one of Orly Taitz’s protestors. Could be. I’m not one to quibble about a mere 50% of her protestors!

    I’ll accept the tally, but at first glance to me it just looked like the woman has her own new world order agenda, and they are just meeting and combining forces ad hoc. The scene looks to me more like peddlers negotiating space on a street corner.

    On the other hand, let her have her day.

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    justlw January 21, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    So that’s why there’s no inauguration today. I was wondering.

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    Paper January 21, 2013 at 11:57 am #

    Overheard on Mystery Birther Theater 3000:

    “I’m protesting his forgery skills. How about you? Oh, you don’t have a Supreme Court case application pending? Stick with me, and we’ll get you one.”

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    Paper January 21, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    A lot of protestors there today, I’ll tell you!

    justlw:
    So that’s why there’s no inauguration today. I was wondering.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    You could try it from the C-Span site:

    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4322354

    Horus:
    No video on my end.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 21, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

    The count comes from someone who was there yesterday.

    Paper: I’m not actually sure that the woman with an Israeli flag is one of Orly Taitz’s protestors. Could be. I’m not one to quibble about a mere 50% of her protestors!

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    Paper January 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    Good enough.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    The count comes from someone who was there yesterday.

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    Paper January 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Right now listening to Kelly Clarkson sing in protest!

    Not quite the protest imagined by birthers, but it’ll have to do.

    (Senator Schumer apparently was impressed.)

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    alg January 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    Just finished watching the inauguration. Very well done. One wonders what was going on in Orly’s mind while watching it…assuming she watched it.

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    Horus January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    alg:
    Just finished watching the inauguration.Very well done.One wonders what was going on in Orly’s mind while watching it…assuming she watched it.

    That’s a bitter pill she is not prepared to swallow.

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    ScottRS January 21, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    The one with the Israeli flag is Theresa Cao – a long-time birther, who in fact was arrested for interrupting Congress with birther blather. Also known for racist and Islamophobic rants on Free Republic. Also “New World Order” conspiricist. Often seen protesting around DC wearing angel’s wings. Does not appear to be conventionally sane.

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    Birther Weary January 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Paper:
    I’m not actually sure that the woman with an Israeli flag is one of Orly Taitz’s protestors.Could be.I’m not one to quibble about a mere 50% of her protestors!

    I’ll accept the tally, but at first glance to me it just looked like the woman has her own new world order agenda, and they are just meeting and combining forces ad hoc.The scene looks to me more like peddlers negotiating space on a street corner.

    On the other hand, let her have her day.

    Her name is Teresa “Holy” Cao, a birther lunatic for sure, but much more. From The Fogbow’s BOTG report, she was questioning everyone who walked by which government agency they worked for. Apparently she was also ranting about Jesus and Israel.

    She’s off to the side because she’s a little too crazy for even Orly to associate with.

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    Woodrowfan January 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Orly’s sign design seems to indicate a not entirely functioning brain either. Not that there was any remaining suspicion that she had a functioning brain anyway.

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    Birther Weary January 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Woodrowfan:
    Orly’s sign design seems to indicate a not entirely functioning brain either. Not that there was any remaining suspicion that she had a functioning brain anyway.

    The style is early garage sale, except even garage sale signs don’t try to squeeze a couple of pages of text on one sign. I really like that she started writing smaller when she realized she was running out of room. That’s the kind of forethought and planning we’ve all come to expect from Orly.

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    justlw January 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Birther Weary: The style is early garage sale, except even garage sale signs don’t try to squeeze a couple of pages of text on one sign. I really like that she started writing smaller when she realized she was running out of room. That’s the kind of forethought and planning we’ve all come to expect from Orly.

    Some people, if they noticed that they’d left out an important word like “certificate,” would get another sheet of paper and try writing it out again. #TWPMITHOTU

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    aesthetocyst January 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Clip need a flashing disclaimer:

    * * * NOT A SERIOUS EFFORT * * *

    Maybe a “Professional loon. Do not imitate at home.” for good measure.

    And her FMs can’t understand why WND won’t touch her. She makes them look respectable. And that takes doin’.

    This is the culmination of her four-year crusade? Or rather, what it has been reduced to?
    She looks homeless. Just another nut ranting in DC. Capitol Hill’s full of them in the summer time.

    Having designed architectural signage for large properties … where to begin? LOL!

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    roadburner January 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm #

    i wonder if shell start selling DVDs of her `historic protest in washington d.c. as well on her website?

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    Birther Weary January 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    roadburner: i wonder if shell start selling DVDs of her `historic protest in washington d.c. as well on her website?

    No doubt she will as soon as she rips off the CSPAN footage of her.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    There is some interesting coverage at the Orly’s World Facebook group (members only). Apparently Orly got punked and some photos were taken.

    roadburner: i wonder if shell start selling DVDs of her `historic protest in washington d.c. as well on her website?

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    US Citizen January 21, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    Birthers always say that the media is complicit and hiding things.
    Well here’s our “lamestream” media covering a protest of just two people.
    Orly can’t say she was ignored.

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    Suranis January 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    The sign was not that badly designed. people had to go over to her to actually read the thing so she could talk to them. She got attention!!!

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    Rickey January 21, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Birther Weary: Her name is Teresa “Holy” Cao, a birther lunatic for sure, but much more. From The Fogbow’s BOTG report, she was questioning everyone who walked by which government agency they worked for.Apparently she was also ranting about Jesus and Israel.

    She’s off to the side because she’s a little too crazy for even Orly to associate with.

    Cao protests outside the White House all the time, so I’m not sure that she qualifies as part of Orly’s fail. The only other protestor was some guy named Norm.

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    Yoda January 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    There is some interesting coverage at the Orly’s World Facebook group (members only). Apparently Orly got punked and some photos were taken.

    Yes, she got punked by a regular in Orly’s world. It is posted on thefogbow along with the pics. Basically, Lena was spotted through a window of a sandwich place and the OW person went in and gushed about her which Lena ate up until Orly’s world was mentioned and Lena threatened to call the police.

    good times

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    FORTUNATE January 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

    Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth. It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater January 21, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

    FORTUNATE: Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth. It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

    Well fortunately we didn’t swear in Timothy McVeigh today. It’s funny how the people who voted for a black president must be the racists somehow for whatever reason. Socialism and communism isn’t the same thing and Obama is neither a socialist or communist.

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    Daniel January 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm #

    FORTUNATE:
    Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth. It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

    Well if anything like that ever happens in reality, you be sure to let us know, OK?

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    sfjeff January 21, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Well fortunately we didn’t swear in Timothy McVeigh today. It’s funny how the people who voted for a black president must be the racists somehow for whatever reason. Socialism and communism isn’t the same thing and Obama is neither a socialist or communist.

    Very nicely put.

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    American Mzungu January 21, 2013 at 4:56 pm #

    FORTUNATE: Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.
    The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.
    What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth. It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

    You are indeed fortunate to live in a country that protects your right to rant and spout nonsense.

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    Yoda January 21, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    FORTUNATE: Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    I know that I am going to regret doing this, but exactly what makes him evil? I assume that you and he have different views on the direction the country should be headed, but does that make him evil?

    Even if he were evil, what makes him the MOST EVIL PERSON EVER TO EXIST IN AMERICA? More evil than Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy? More evil and Dahmer? More evil than pedophiles? That is a bold statement, now please back it up with facts that you believe supports the accusation that he is the MOST EVIL PERSON EVER TO EXIST IN AMERICA.

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    Mitch January 21, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Boy, as soon as ol’ Orly saw that camera, she hot-footed it over there, didn’t she?

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    Daniel January 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Yoda: I know that I am going to regret doing this, but exactly what makes him evil?I assume that you and he have different views on the direction the country should be headed, but does that make him evil?

    Even if he were evil, what makes him the MOST EVIL PERSON EVER TO EXIST IN AMERICA?More evil than Ted Bundy or John Wayne Gacy?More evil and Dahmer?More evil than pedophiles?That is a bold statement, now please back it up with facts that you believe supports the accusation that he is the MOST EVIL PERSON EVER TO EXIST IN AMERICA.

    You’re asking a birther to justify their ridiculous, over the top hyperbole?

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    Yoda January 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm #

    Daniel: You’re asking a birther to justify their ridiculous, over the top hyperbole?

    I said that I knew that I was going to regret it. But I want to know, even in a diseased, sick, twisted mind, I want to know the basis for calling someone the MOST EVIL PERSON TO EVER EXIST IN AMERICA. I think that is a pretty bold statement. I just want to see what he comes up with.

    Personally, I think the person who invented Barney is the MOST EVIL PERSON TO EVER EXIST IN AMERICA, but that is just my opinion

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    MattR January 21, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Yoda: I said that I knew that I was going to regret it.But I want to know, even in a diseased, sick, twisted mind, I want to know the basis for calling someone the MOST EVIL PERSON TO EVER EXIST IN AMERICA.I think that is a pretty bold statement.I just want to see what he comes up with.

    Admit it. You’re just trying to find out how far you’ll have to go to take that title from Obama. ;)

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    Yoda January 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    MattR: Admit it.You’re just trying to find out how far you’ll have to go to take that crown.

    I am not sure I can compete with the person who let Twinkies go belly up.

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    Yoda January 21, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

    FORTUNATE: The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    If you voted for Herman Cain to prove that you were not a racist, wouldn’t you be voting for someone because he is black and therefore, by your own definition, be a racist?

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    Arthur January 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    FORTUNATE: Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    Deluded and hysterical is not a good way to go through life.

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    SluggoJD January 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    FORTUNATE:
    Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth. It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

    Besides the obvious fact that you’re an illiterate turnip, you’re also a racist piece of doggie doodoo.

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    RoadScholar January 21, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    FORTUNATE:

    The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    Aww… Poor little fella. Hurts to be politically castrated and chewing the gristle of irrelevance, huh?

    Goodbye loser. We won’t miss you as we continue building America’s future.

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    BillTheCat January 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    I give Fortunate a 2/10 for his attempt to rustle our jimmies. :)

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    Majority Will January 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Rickey: Cao protests outside the White House all the time, so I’m not sure that she qualifies as part of Orly’s fail. The only other protestor was some guy named Norm.

    Norm? Now that’s some funny irony!

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    Underdog January 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    Rickey: The only other protestor was some guy named Norm.

    Are you sure his name wasn’t John?

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    Yoda January 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    Arthur: Deluded and hysterical is not a good way to go through life.

    neither is fat drunk and stupid, but I have been getting by.

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    Greenfinches January 21, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

    SluggoJD: an illiterate turnip

    What do you have against turnips? Damn good vegetable, thank you.

    The man is certainly capable of posting ludicrous rubbish – but since we know it, let’s ignore it.

    Boy the delusions, if they think the President is evil… Wierd, to me, that such folk see ‘black’ and replace it with evil. Frightening, you can understand – and deplore – as a sign that their white-controlled world is under threat, but evil? What on earth is evil about the man – I am not sure that I would have said that even about Rmoney, who seems horrifically mistaken to me – but evil? Evil? Yep,that is for Ted Bundy and the like.

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    Arthur January 21, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    Yoda: neither is fat drunk and stupid, but I have been getting by.

    I was thinking of “Animal House” when I posted. Glad you picked up on my inspiration.

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    Birther Weary January 21, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Suranis:
    The sign was not that badly designed. people had to go over to her to actually read the thing so she could talk to them. She got attention!!!

    I’m sure the sign will become the latest “exhibit” Orly dumps into her overflowing pile of email, used napkins, coffee cups, and other assorted trash that she considers “evidence” that she’ll submit to then next court she decides to annoy.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 21, 2013 at 7:35 pm #

    I voted for Herman Cain in the Primary.

    Yoda: If you voted for Herman Cain to prove that you were not a racist, wouldn’t you be voting for someone because he is black and therefore, by your own definition, be a racist?

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    Thinker January 21, 2013 at 8:02 pm #

    Fortunate is very fortunate to be living in a country where he can openly spew hysterical hyperbole–which some might call lies–about the president and suffer no adverse consequences at the hands of the government. Sane people might ridicule him via social media outlets if he chooses to posts his hyperbole (or lies) on the internet, but the government will never come after him for it. No one will come for his guns. He will not be sent to a mythical FEMA camp for “re-education.” He will not be arrested for sedition. Private citizens like the posters here might choose to exercise their right to free speech in response to him exercising his right to free speech, but if he doesn’t like that, his right to free speech extends to his right to choose not to troll the internet looking for fights.

    He is free to live his life full of delusion-fueled hate, although I don’t know why he would choose to live it that way.

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    Northland10 January 21, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    Thinker: No one will come for his guns. He will not be sent to a mythical FEMA camp for “re-education.” He will not be arrested for sedition.

    If Obama is a tyrant dictator, he is a really bad one. If I am paying for his type of tyranny, I want my money back.

    And speaking of money back, what communist and thief keeps giving me a break in taxes instead of taking my money. My health insurance is through a private company and not the government. Where’s my socialism.

    I’m not even going to get into the smoking, beer brewing, pork eating, Christian praying joke of a muslim he is.

    He’s sort of good at being black, half of the time.

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    Craig January 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Wall Street is at a five year high. If Obama is a socialist, he’s doing that really badly too!

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    Thomas Brown January 21, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    Plus corporate profits have risen 171% while BHO was in office.

    So I see their point, because if there’s one thing that screams “Marxism,” boy, it’s “corporate profits.”

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    misha marinsky January 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

    Thinker: the government will never come after him for it. No one will come for his guns. He will not be sent to a mythical FEMA camp for “re-education.” He will not be arrested for sedition.

    Don’t be so sure.

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    misha marinsky January 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    Yoda: neither is fat drunk and stupid, but I have been getting by.

    I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.

    Hunter S. Thompson

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    Craig:
    Wall Street is at a five year high.If Obama is a socialist, he’s doing that really badly too!

    Socialism is great for business, it promotes volume by keeping the capital circulating.
    Redistribution, yo. :D

    Now communism, that’d be another story. May or may not kill the economy, but it would preclude the crap out of ownership schemes like stock markets.

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    Rickey January 22, 2013 at 1:36 am #

    Underdog: Are you sure his name wasn’t John?

    I’ve pretty much figured out that “John” (not his real first name) is a guy in his thirties who lives in or near The Villages in Florida. He spouts the same birther nonsense on his Facebook page. A few days ago he posted a link to Orly’s White House petition.

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    Saint James January 22, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    FORTUNATE: Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    Hello FORTUNATE aka PETULANT aka BLOG DUNCES as in GUANO. We have to stop meeting like this dude! Unfortunately not one MSM failed to broadcast live our President’s Inauguration. UStream even had 38K watching the event at one time. You’re a deluded piece of caca!

    FORTUNATE: The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    Stop now with your blah blah. Don’t cry, I’m sure even a red neck like you will eventually like a black like him. I kinda suspect that you were with President Obama in an indoctrination camp, thus your idolization of Vlademir Putin? Just asking!

    FORTUNATE: What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth.

    Let me guess what “Convoluted legalisms” used to justify blah blah blah. Like what Judge England told you in court and I quote

    .. “there is no requirement that there be any type of identification shown at any time for any person to be the President of the United States, as required by the United States Constitution, because the only credible information that this Court has received and has been released was from the Director of the Hawaii Health Department who has certified and attested to the authenticity of the certified copies of the original certificate of live birth which was published approximately a year and a half ago. That is credible testimony.” Judge England

    FORTUNATE: It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

    What sad moment for American freedoms? It’s you who want the court to “usurp the duties of the legislative branch” per Judge England!

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    ZixiOfIx January 22, 2013 at 4:50 am #

    You’re losing. You know that, right? Your inability to control what you say and write, and your need to turn everyone who disagrees into an enemy is killing conservatism.

    This kind of verbal garbage, disconnected from reaity is why I left the GOP. You can’t just disagree with people. You have to fling filth and make wild accusations. You somehow think you have the right to judge the content of everyone’s soul, not simply disagree politically. People can’t just be of another mind about something. They have to be worse than Hitler. Right?

    Your kind of hateful rhetoric is why my children and students (the ones now old enough to vote) have never and probably will never be Republicans.

    Your kind of nonsensical mess of a comment is why my older relatives, including the ones who have spent a lifetime in the military, no longer vote Republican.

    You do get that, right? You should know that you hurt more than you help, and that the net result is that the Republican Party is losing members and voters forever.

    But really, please – keep it up This disgusting, foul, intellectually lazy, merit-less version of the GOP needs to go extinct as soon as possible.

    So, carry on. The end of this hate-filled, bile-dripping version GOP can’t possibly come soon enough for so many people.

    FORTUNATE:
    Fortunately the silly activity of swearing in a liar, thief, and most evil person ever to exist in America was not expansively reported by the MSM.

    The racist who want a black president instead of the ‘rule of law’ will rue the times that they didn’t fight that evil socialist, communist indoctrinated impostor in Wa. D.C.

    What is amazing is the convoluted legalisms used to justify a criminal to be entered into office of the former greatest nation on planet earth. It’s just a sad moment for American freedoms,surely,

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    ZixiOfIx January 22, 2013 at 5:04 am #

    I’m waiting for the National Parks Service aerial photos for the official Orly Protest-a-palooza crowd estimate.

    The difference between one and two additional dunces is massive, percentage-wise.

    Paper:
    I’m not actually sure that the woman with an Israeli flag is one of Orly Taitz’s protestors.Could be.I’m not one to quibble about a mere 50% of her protestors!

    I’ll accept the tally, but at first glance to me it just looked like the woman has her own new world order agenda, and they are just meeting and combining forces ad hoc.The scene looks to me more like peddlers negotiating space on a street corner.

    On the other hand, let her have her day.

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    Lupin January 22, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    To commemorate the inauguration, Meretricious Mario “Where is my hood?” Apuzzo has posted a rant even more inane than his usual tripe on his blog:

    http://puzo1.blogspot.fr/2013/01/barack-obama-de-facto-president-of.html

    In addition to his usual distortion of Vattel, my favorite parag is where in a weird stream of consciousness (?) he draws an analogy between natural-born citizens and german shepherds.

    I’m not a psychiatrist nor do I play one on TV but there’s enough material there for years’ worth of therapy.

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    Northland10 January 22, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    ZixiOfIx: You’re losing. You know that, right? Your inability to control what you say and write, and your need to turn everyone who disagrees into an enemy is killing conservatism.

    This kind of verbal garbage, disconnected from reaity is why I left the GOP. You can’t just disagree with people. You have to fling filth and make wild accusations. You somehow think you have the right to judge the content of everyone’s soul, not simply disagree politically. People can’t just be of another mind about something. They have to be worse than Hitler. Right?

    Well said.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 22, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    I left the following reply:

    I have never heard the phrase “natural born German shepherd” so it’s hard to follow the analogy. A more familiar example would be “natural born athlete,” which implies an innate quality at birth, but does not suggest that ones parents are athletes.

    Let’s see if he will publish it.

    Lupin: In addition to his usual distortion of Vattel, my favorite parag is where in a weird stream of consciousness (?) he draws an analogy between natural-born citizens and german shepherds.

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    Cindy January 22, 2013 at 8:39 am #

    Hi all, I am the one who punked orly, making her think I was a supporter until the pics were taken. Now she is demanding I send her my pictures. I said no. The woman with the Israeli flag, while a birther was not with orly -she was there on her own and is as nutty as orly. So, orly had exactly TWO supporters. I would post my pics here if I knew how. Funny, how she linked this article from her blog, even though we are making fun of her.

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    Northland10 January 22, 2013 at 9:02 am #

    Cindy:
    Hi all, I am the one who punked orly, making her think I was a supporter until the pics were taken. Now she is demanding I send her my pictures. I said no. The woman with the Israeli flag, while a birther was not with orly -she was there on her own and is as nutty as orly. So, orly had exactly TWO supporters. I would post my pics here if I knew how. Funny, how she linked this article from her blog, even though we are making fun of her.

    Being made fun of does not bother Orly much since she is still being mentioned. To truly get to her would require not talking or reporting about her for a few weeks. The lack of attention would be torture to her.

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Lupin: an analogy between natural-born citizens and german shepherds.

    Que? Well, I guess they are either German shepherds at birth, or they are not :P

    I don’t suppose he considered the possibility of a genetically-engineered German Shepherd.

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    Majority Will January 22, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Lupin:
    To commemorate the inauguration, Meretricious Mario “Where is my hood?” Apuzzo has posted a rant even more inane than his usual tripe on his blog:

    http://puzo1.blogspot.fr/2013/01/barack-obama-de-facto-president-of.html

    In addition to his usual distortion of Vattel, my favorite parag is where in a weird stream of consciousness (?) he draws an analogy between natural-born citizens and german shepherds.

    I’m not a psychiatrist nor do I play one on TV but there’s enough material there for years’ worth of therapy.

    They are not distortions. They are deliberate lies.

    Pathetic, asinine and delusional lies from a losing attorney and birther bigot.

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    Arthur January 22, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Let’s see if he will publish it.

    He did. Without comment.

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    Arthur: He did. Without comment.

    w/o comment …. yet. He just posted a response to ‘Stan’ … Doc’s up next :P What else does Mario have to do?

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    Arthur January 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    aesthetocyst: What else does Mario have to do?

    I’m sure that somewhere in the wilds of New Jersey, a natural born German Shepherd is about to bite a hapless mailman, and Mario, with a cry of “Excelsior!,” will be on the case.

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    Andrew Morris January 22, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    I’m amazed that she actually has links to the video clip, because all it does is show what a dismal flop the mass protest was.

    I’m also amazed that the “WE THE PEOPLE” whiners overlook the inconvenient fact that Obama got more votes than their guy. It’s called democracy and it’s what they claim to champion. They also champion the rule of law and then get really hysterical when it goes against them.

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    Rickey January 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm #

    Andrew Morris:

    I’m also amazed that the “WE THE PEOPLE” whiners overlook the inconvenient fact that Obama got more votes than their guy. It’s called democracy and it’s what they claim to champion. They also champion the rule of law and then get really hysterical when it goes against them.

    But don’t you know, that’s because Obama stole the election! I know this because a RWNJ named Barbara Mary Thomas posted on Facebook that the Democrats were bringing in busloads of Somalians to vote for Obama in Ohio!

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    JBAILEY January 22, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    alg:
    Just finished watching the inauguration.Very well done.One wonders what was going on in Orly’s mind while watching it…assuming she watched it.

    I KNOW WHAT WAS IN HER MIND, THE SAME THING THAT WAS IN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS CITIZENS MIND. WHY WOULD HALF OF THE NATIONS VOTE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFICE. TO NAME A FEW / IGNORANCE/DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION/ ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS A PARTY/ IS UNIFORMED AND DOES NOT WANT TO BE INFORMED/ DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND DOES NOT CARE WHAT THE TRUTH IS. WHAT REALLY BOTHERS ME MOST IS WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WHY NOT LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, ARE THEY AFRAID OF WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND. WHO KNOWS IT MIGHT COME OUT IN OBAMAS FAVOR. I MYSELF DO NOT THINK HE IS ELIGIBLE BUT I AT LEAST WANT TO KNOW.

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    Rickey: bringing in busloads of Somalians to vote for Obama in Ohio!

    Let’s see …. O won O-hio by 103481 votes, so we need 103482 Somalians. Typical Greyhound buses seat 50 passengers. (not that the Blues would have been limited to Greythound). Now, of course, they Dems would have run these buses like slave ships, stripped out all the seats and packed’em in. Let’s say we’re gettin’ 200 per bus. (Yikes)

    So, it would have taken 518 buses, minimum, to have stolen OH with ‘imported’ votes, assuming rMoney would have otherwise won by 1 vote. Considering that the Greyhound fleet is 1,775 buses, I’m pretty sure someone would have noticed. Both on the ground, and logistically, in the sudden crunch in bus capacity.

    Silly Reds. Blues think long-term. We don’t import / export votes. We breed new ones. Muahahahahahaha!

    Why ‘Somalians’?

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    JBAILEY: JBAILEY

    Birferism truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Birfers are the balls that tee themselves.

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    Dr. Conspiracy January 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

    The obvious answer to why half of the country would vote for an eligible candidate is quite simply: they didn’t.

    Obama was born in Hawaii, and like all persons born citizens in the United States meeting age and residency requirements, they are eligible to become President.

    I have spent over 4 years examining the evidence and writing about it on this site, accumulating now over 2,500 articles. If you really want to know, I suggest you have come to the right place.

    You might start with my Debunker’s Guide to Obama Conspiracy Theories, and peruse the Featured Articles.

    JBAILEY: WHY WOULD HALF OF THE NATIONS VOTE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFICE. TO NAME A FEW / IGNORANCE/DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION/ ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS A PARTY/ IS UNIFORMED AND DOES NOT WANT TO BE INFORMED/ DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND DOES NOT CARE WHAT THE TRUTH IS. WHAT REALLY BOTHERS ME MOST IS WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WHY NOT LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, ARE THEY AFRAID OF WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND. WHO KNOWS IT MIGHT COME OUT IN OBAMAS FAVOR. I MYSELF DO NOT THINK HE IS ELIGIBLE BUT I AT LEAST WANT TO KNOW.

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Lupin: he draws an analogy between natural-born citizens and german shepherds.

    I finally forced myself to read at least that part of the passage. I was telling myself, surely he isn’t conflating natural science (biology, the concept of a breed / subspecies) with citizenship law (sort of an artificial species).

    Oh, but he is. I guess this represents his understanding of ‘natural law’? ;)

    I suppose I could extend his argument to ‘refute’ jus soli by suggesting that, if location had anything to do with it (citizenship/species), then a German Shepherd born in Japan would be a Japanese Shepherd. Only an idiot would believe such a silly thing, ergo, no humans simply born in America are automatically Americans!

    A rose is a rose is a German Shepherd, no matter where bloomed, just as a human is a human is a human. That’s nature.

    Humans have citizenship, German Shepherds do not (so far as I know), but they can be born into ownership. That’s legal artifice.

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    Arthur January 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm #

    So JBAILEY, what’s your excuse for using all caps? Can’t see? Can’t hear? You’re great grand daughter accidentally glued the Caps Lock key down?

    JBAILEY: WHAT REALLY BOTHERS ME MOST IS WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WHY NOT LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE, ARE THEY AFRAID OF WHAT THEY MIGHT FIND.

    Everybody wants the same thing, only different.

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    Scientist January 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    JBAILEY: WHY WOULD HALF OF THE NATIONS VOTE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFICE

    Let’s suppose you had a really top notch candidate whom some idiotic malcontents claimed was ineligible, running against a miserable, hypocritical opponent who wasn’t really liked even by many of his supporters. Just as a strictly hypothetical scenario.

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    Scientist January 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    aesthetocyst: I finally forced myself to read at least that part of the passage. I was telling myself, surely he isn’t conflating natural science (biology, the concept of a breed / subspecies) with citizenship law (sort of an artificial species).
    Oh, but he is. I guess this represents his understanding of ‘natural law’?

    And yet, when Mario’s parents came from Italy, they somehow produced not an Italian greyhound, but an American doofus.

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    Jim January 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    JBAILEY: WHY WOULD HALF OF THE NATIONS VOTE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFICE.

    Interesting JB, now here’s a question for you…who does the Constitution give the sole authority to determine eligibility? I know it’s not you, me, or the courts…so pull out your handy pocket Constitution and tell me who has the final say on Presidential eligibility. Unless, of course, you don’t care about the Constitution…

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    Rickey January 22, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    aesthetocyst:

    Why ‘Somalians’?

    I was wondering about that myself. One would think that it would be easier and less expensive to bus in Canadians and Mexicans.

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    JBAILEY: WANT[S] TO KNOW.

    I KNOW WHAT WAS IN HER MIND…

    You are a sick individual and should be kept far from children.

    … WHY WOULD HALF …

    Slightly more than half, thanks.

    … OF THE NATIONS …

    “NATIONS” plural? Are we counting the sovereign tribes … ? Or do you mean Obama really is King of the World and that multiple nations voted for him? Oh, wait, silly me, Americans voting abroad, voted from practically every nation on earth. Got it. He really is King of the World then :P

    … VOTE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFICE …

    Yeah, that would be silly. Again, which voters, which office?

    … ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS A PARTY …

    A good party is a good time.

    … IS UNIFORMED AND DOES NOT WANT TO BE INFORMED …

    Insulting our military is very bad form for a winger. 50 demerits and 24 hours probation.

    … I MYSELF DO NOT THINK HE IS ELIGIBLE BUT I AT LEAST WANT TO KNOW.

    He is eligible and twice duly-elected. Now you know. Two times.

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    GLaB January 22, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Why ‘Somalians’?

    He heard the Dems were putting “busloads of simoleons” into Ohio and misconstrued?

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    Greenfinches January 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Rickey: Why ‘Somalians’?

    I was wondering about that myself. One would think that it would be easier and less expensive to bus in Canadians and Mexicans.

    Much more frightening, come now. Not only black (eeeek!) but they have seen a country without a government bigger than a bathtub, and they know that it is hell on earth…..

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    Rickey January 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    GLaB: He heard the Dems were putting “busloads of simoleons” into Ohio and misconstrued?

    Well played!

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    BrianH January 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    Mario’s German Shepherd analogy (like so many others offered by Birthers in a misguided attempt to appeal to “natural law”) is flawed for the obvious reason that it’s not one they can apply consistently. For if they did, they would have to admit that both parents would need to be citizens at the time of conception, not merely at the time of birth. But they allow the interposition of positive law (naturalization) prior to birth. So they end up with this unexplainable situation where a child born to a parent who naturalizes shortly before birth is a “natural born citizen” with “pure allegiance,” whereas the child born to an alien parent who may naturalize shortly after the child’s birth is not an NBC, and this child has supposed “conflicting” allegiances. The latter child (so they tell us) presents a “security risk” should he/she assume the role of commander-in-chief” some 35 years or more hence, though the former child does not. I dub this the “astrology theory of NBC:” the “citizenship position” of the “parental orbs” at the moment the child passes through the birth canal dictates the “allegiance orbit” of that person forevermore. And this (supposedly) was the view of the Framers of the Constitution.

    Seveal attempts at Mario’s blog to get him or anyone else there to defend their view against the charge it smacks of astrology-like nonsense were met with silence. It’s defensible. But that’s what one gets in taking some Framers’ comments about military security (which had nothing to do with parent status at birth) and then taking Vattel’s comments about birth citizenship (which had nothing to do with military leadership) and joining them at the hip with sutures made of vague references to “natural law” (which Birthers don’t understand). You end up with this weird hybrid creature that topples over of its own absurdity the instant it takes one step forward.

    Lupin: Mario

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    aesthetocyst January 22, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    BrianH: Birthers don’t understand

    A beautiful post, beginning to end. Hats off!

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    Saint James January 22, 2013 at 9:23 pm #

    JBAILEY: I KNOW WHAT WAS IN HER MIND, THE SAME THING THAT WAS IN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS CITIZENS MIND.

    Orly and 2 other looney protesters were there, how come those millions of looney American citizens not there?

    JBAILEY: WHY WOULD HALF OF THE NATIONS VOTE FOR A MAN THAT IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS OFFICE.

    I didn’t know that other nations can vote in America, that’s news to me! I also didn’t know that Obama is ineligible because according 190 courts he was!

    JBAILEY: TO NAME A FEW / IGNORANCE/DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION/

    I agree with you on this, a glaring example is Orly Taitz’ ignorance of the law. She’s been told that you Birfers may not seek the court to USURP the duties of the legislative branch, but still insist!

    JBAILEY: ALL THEY CARE ABOUT IS A PARTY

    I agree, it was obvious during the Inaugural Ceremony. Ohh, I PARTIED SOOO MUCHHH you will not believe it! I enjoyed it sooo much thinking that there might be no tomorrow!

    JBAILEY: IS UNIFORMED AND DOES NOT WANT TO BE INFORMED

    This is the Birther quote of the day!

    JBAILEY: DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND DOES NOT CARE WHAT THE TRUTH IS.

    …Like you only had 3 looney protesters headed by looney Orly? I don’t want to know and care about that! That’s the truthhh!

    JBAILEY: WHAT REALLY BOTHERS ME MOST IS WHY WOULD ANYONE NOT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WHY NOT LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE,

    Here’s more to bother you…”…the only credible information that this Court has received and has been released was from the Director of the Hawaii Health Department who has certified and attested to the authenticity of the certified
    copies of the original certificate of live birth which was published approximately a year and a half ago. That is credible testimony.”…Judge England

    JBAILEY: I MYSELF DO NOT THINK HE IS ELIGIBLE BUT I AT LEAST WANT TO KNOW.

    Keep looking!

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    Keith January 23, 2013 at 1:06 am #

    GLaB: He heard the Dems were putting “busloads of simoleons” into Ohio and misconstrued?

    Magnificent!

    Candidate for Quote of the Day (with a bit of context) ?

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    Lupin January 23, 2013 at 2:59 am #

    Scientist: And yet, when Mario’s parents came from Italy, they somehow produced not an Italian greyhound, but an American doofus.

    Ding-ding!!!! Another winner!!!!!

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    Reality Check January 23, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    When I read Mario’s article and Doc’s comment I tried a Google search for exact matches for the phrase “natural born German Shepherd”. The only matches I found were links to Apuzzo’s article and to here linking back to the article. Therefore, Mario made up a phrase that has never been used. No one has ever used those words in such a combination according to Google.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I left the following reply:

    Let’s see if he will publish it.

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    The Magic M January 23, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    GLaB: He heard the Dems were putting “busloads of simoleons” into Ohio and misconstrued?

    Binders full of women, rather. They all voted for Obama, obviously. ;)