As usual, Orly Taitz makes little sense in her latest press release [link to Taitz site], this time about the certification of copyright registration of Obama’s book, Dreams from My Father. The opening paragraph contains at least two and probably 3 mistakes:
Attorney Orly Taitz recently discovered lack of necessary entry of date of birth in Obama’s registration of copyright protection of his book “Dreams from my father”.
The simplest mistake is not naming the book correctly as to capitalization. The second is the word “necessary’’ since the date of birth on a copyright application is optional according to the instructions. (“Author’s birth date is optional but it is useful as a form of identification.”) Here’s the copyright registration from Dan Brown’s book, The Da Vinci Code, also with no birth date. The third is the statement that Taitz discovered the blank birth date, when it is highly unlikely that she made the discovery herself.
Taitz then goes on to say that an age on Obama’s “MySpace” page puts him being born in 1957 and this “matches” the copyright application. The last time I checked, a blank doesn’t match 1957. (You can read about the MySpace thing at WorldNetDaily.) Taitz then goes on to embrace the 1957 birth date (never mind that Obama Sr. was still in Kenya, and Obama’s mother hadn’t moved to Hawaii and was like 14 years old) and say:
This is of value as HI bceame (sic) a state in 1959 and this is another strike against Obama, as not US born and not eligible for the US presidency.
But if indeed Obama were born in 1957 (which he wasn’t), then neither his mother nor his father would have been in Hawaii, making it impossible for him to be born there and making the year of Hawaii statehood irrelevant. Obama Sr. didn’t come to the US until 1959, leaving not a scrap of even conspiracy-quality evidence for Obama being born outside the United States. What is also totally wrong with what Taitz said, is that it is the consensus of legal scholars is that being born in an incorporated US Territory qualifies for making someone a natural born citizen.
Taitz then brings out some other anomalies (that really aren’t anomalies) to muddy the waters. And speaking of irrelevance, Taitz claims her computer got hacked, and her web site ranking went down 10-fold as a result of attacks (unspecified) from the Obama “regime.” It is true that Taitz’s blog stands at miserable Alexa.com raking of 170,447 (down 21,727 over the past 3 months), but when I reported her numbers back in July of 2012, it was even lower: 251,665, and in March of 2010, her Alexa ranking was 583,013. The only thing I can figure out is that Taitz is comparing a USA ranking in one instance with a worldwide ranking in another. (I would add that this blog has dropped considerably at Alexa, down to 765,510 and far below Orly’s site.1)
Technically, I didn’t see much information about where Orly’s document came from. It was scanned on a Canon scanner and the PDF was created by Canon software. It looks to me that the original application form was printed recently onto security paper by the USTPO, since the Register of Copyrights listed has only been in the job since 2011.
The only interest in the Taitz press release is in its stupidity.
1It is my opinion that numbers for the Taitz blog and this site at Alexa are not comparable. I think the more educated and sophisticated readers here are far less likely to have installed the Alexa toolbar in their browser than some who reads Orly. The rankings are based only on people with the toolbar installed.