There must be a pony in here somewhere!1
Orly Taitz is nothing if not an optimist. She’s particularly excited about a recent ruling from Federal District Judge Ellen Hollander in Maryland, allowing her to file a second amended complaint in her Taitz v. Colvin FOIA lawsuit attempting to get Social Security records of one “Harrison J. Bounel” born in 1890.
Various right-wing web sites have mistakenly assumed that the government has been ordered to produce records within 21 days. In fact, Taitz’s first amended complaint was dismissed, and she has 21 days to file something else or the entire case will be dismissed.
Taitz interprets the judge’s ruling this way:
This is a great development. This all but assures that the judge will order the SSA to release the SS-5, Social Security application of resident of CT, Harrison (Harry) Bounel, whose CT SSN 042-68-4425 was stolen by Obama and used in Obama’s 2009 tax returns …
What Taitz fails to comprehend is the reason behind the judges ruling. Judge Hollander cites a previous government response:
We were unable to find any information for Mr. Bounel based on the information you provided to us. Mr. Bounel may not have applied for a Social Security number (SSN) or may have given different information on the application for a number.
Once the government responds to the FOIA request, then the FOIA lawsuit becomes moot. Judge Hollander notes that: “[Taitz] did not address the defendant’s argument regarding mootness.” Further, the judge notes that Taitz failed to challenge the adequacy of the search which indicated no records for Mr. Bounel, which is the only remaining grounds under which Taitz could continue her lawsuit.
What is significant is what has been known since the government’s original response: they don’t have any records on a Harrison J. Bounel born in 1890.
Praying for the welfare of Orly Taitz
Orly Taitz has her hopes up [link to Taitz web site] that her FOIA lawsuit against the Social Security Administration will yield universe-shattering disclosures about the President’s social-security number. She wrote:
Taitz will be very careful not to be Breitbarted or Fuddied in the next 21 days.
I certainly hope that Orly Taitz will still be one of the 7,200,285,955 (estimated as of this writing) living persons on the planet at the end of 21 days, and indeed still so on January 20, 2017.
I don’t think I could deal with the conspiracies that would erupt should anything happen to her.
1This refers to a joke often told by Ronald Reagan:
Next the psychiatrist treated the optimist. Trying to dampen his out look, the psychiatrist took him to a room piled to the ceiling with horse manure. But instead of wrinkling his nose in disgust, the optimist emitted just the yelp of delight the psychiatrist had been hoping to hear from his brother, the pessimist. Then he clambered to the top of the pile, dropped to his knees, and began gleefully digging out scoop after scoop with his bare hands. ”What do you think you’re doing?” the psychiatrist asked, just as baffled by the optimist as he had been by the pessimist. “With all this manure,” the little boy replied, beaming, “there must be a pony in here somewhere!”