I mentioned before the amicus brief filed by the Alabama Democratic Party in the McInnish case. While I read the argument, I the version I linked to didn’t have some attached exhibits. Birthers have been looking at the longer version, and lit upon the copy of the President’s birth certificate included. Following the Birther Axiom of Equivalence (BAE):
Anything odd = Fraud
They have made a big deal out of it. I’ll give a snap just to show you the odd background pattern:
It looks at first glance to me a feature of the security paper, creating a pattern when copied; however, I don’t know why it hasn’t been seen before. I tried a few things and couldn’t get any pattern to show myself. Still, it seems most likely security paper working as designed. What else could it be?
The birther objection is that in this obviously multi-generally process black and white version, the subtle registrar’s seal that can be coaxed algorithmically out of the White House PDF, is not at all visible. Other birthers count “three versions” of the certificate now, and say “multiple = fraud.”
The certificate itself is the April 25, 2011 certificate, and one can tell that it’s from the same original as the White House PDF because of the identical relative placement of the date stamp and the registrar’s signature stamp on the bottom.
This the same silliness that we saw when the Mississippi Democratic Party submitted a copy of the White House PDF in a brief, and the birthers went ape-dip about the artifacts being different after it was reprocessed for the court filing.
Birthers going ape-dip over the image: