While the Cold Case Posse remains quaking in the bunker putting up a brave front by issuing disingenuous statements of their lack of concern, the anti-birthers taste the blood in the water.
Was that too dramatic? Did I mix metaphors?
Two packages arrived today that I was very pleased to get. One was a genuine original Presto Salad Shooter®. I’ve been pining over the loss of the previous one since my son left with it to find his place in the world. The other was a package of genuine original Simpson DesignSecure™ Basketweave Pattern security paper. This paper is awesome, visually identical to the Hawaiian birth certificate security paper. (I’m not saying that it has the same security features, only that it looks the same.)
This paper is important for two reasons. First, it gives the anti-birthers something perfect to use for Xerox testing. If we have the real deal security paper and can print onto it something reasonably like the President’s birth certificate, then we can produce a PDF very much like the President’s birth certificate PDF file. I am confidant of that because blogger NBC has already provided ample proof of a technical nature that a Xerox machine like the WorkCentre 7655 was used by the White House to make the actual Obama PDF. The difference is that now we can not only produce a technically accurate certificate, but a visually impressive one as well. This will come as a shock to the birthers and bring dismay to the Cold Case Posse. I dropped some of this new paper in the mail to RC today.
There is another point, perhaps a little more subtle, about the paper. It’s easy to obtain: I ordered it on the Internet. You don’t have to be anybody special, not law enforcement, not a state vital records agency. It’s not expensive and it arrives quickly. Think about the incredible complexity of the birther forgery scenarios, with a forger painstakingly teasing every little bit of text from from the security paper image leaving a haloed hole, and then painstakingly reshaping the holes to fit in new text so precisely made that you can read the new text with just the outline of the hole in the basket weave pattern. In fact, the birther scenario is so impossible that to my knowledge, no birther has even attempted to follow it.
Compare that to the relatively simple task of printing what you want and then photocopying it onto real security paper (duh)! It would be so very much easier, and the results would be so much better—yet birthers cling to a nonsense scenario, forced onto them by ignorance of how MRC compression built into some Xerox machines works and reinforced by a bunch of know-nothing “experts.” Or put another way—birthers say the Obama certificate is a clumsy forgery, only a real “clumsy forgery” would be much better than the Obama certificate by birther criteria. It takes a dumb office machine to make a forgery as bad as the birthers imagine that they see.
In the great journey of life1, the whole birther business means little. On the playground where the Cold Case Posse plays cops, and folks like me play investigative journalists, it is a big deal.
1Dr. Who fans may recognize the reference to the Dr. Who serial, “The Horns of Nimon,” with the rather obvious comparison of Mike Zullo to the Nimon, and the birthers to the people of Planet Skonnos who sacrifice their welfare to an alien con man. One need but select a birther to play the role of Soldeed. Nominations?