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Orly’s dodgy endorsement claims

imageEvery day or so I’ve been dropping by the Orly Taitz Super PAC web site just so see if anything new has appeared (it’s not all that interesting). The site is published anonymously and claims to have no coordination with Orly Taitz. Given the cheesy graphics in comparison to the real Orly Taitz campaign web site (pictured), I would tend to believe them.

Anyway, they seem to be copying things from Orly’s site pretty much as is, including a reference to an endorsement by Judson Phillips of the Tea Party Nation web site from a Taitz article yesterday: “Tea Party Nation stands up in support of Attorney Orly Taitz and her run for Attorney General of CA.” [link to Taitz site] I followed the Super PAC link (they probably found the endorsement URL via a search engine) but linked not to an endorsement but an “un-endorsement” from Jason Phillips of Tea Party Nation:

Like all major candidates, she has a website and like all candidates that website has a tab on it that lists her endorsements.

Near the bottom of the page is a column I wrote three years ago about Taitz.  The column commented favorably on her tenacity in filing these lawsuits and in pursuing a case she believed in.

However, the website leads some people to believe that either Tea Party Nation or I have endorsed Taitz in her race.

Neither Tea Party Nation nor I have endorsed her.  Nor will we.

As of this writing, the TPN endorsement is still on the Taitz Campaign web site, but the “Endorsements” tab has been relabeled “Letters of support.”

In an earlier article, “Attorney General of CA Kamala Harris is seeking to invalidate 9th Circuit win for your second amendment rights” [link to Taitz site] Taitz gave a brief citation from a California pro-gun web site:

As we found out, Kamala Harris is anti gun. She is also running for re-election in 2014. Here’s our chance to vote her out. orly taitz is running for AG. I’ll support [ellipses in the original]

The owner at CalGuns.net didn’t see it that way. Taitz reportedly sent a letter to him saying:

Mr. Nordberg,
are you a new owner of CalGuns? There was a different owner until recently and Calguns always voted me as a top candidate and supported my candidacy. (see below) I made changes to the prior article, however I am showing my readers that CalGuns readers always supported my candidacy, apparently there is a schism between most calguns readers and you personally .

It came to my attention that an Obama operative contacted you recently calling me a "nutjob", using Alinsly (sic) type character assassination technique in order to kill the messenger because they don’t like the message, they do not like my legal actions against Obama.

Please read the evidence, read expert affidavits. My actions are valid and just like Nixon was forced to resign, Obama will resign or will be removed sooner or later.

Second amendment is there to protect our rights, among them the right to report the truth about our corrupt and lawless leaders. If you are afraid to stand up for this rights, maybe the second amendment supporters should go to another web site, god knows there are plenty of them on the Internet.

and he replied:

I have owned Calguns.net since 2006. I have been a part of Calguns.net since the first weeks of it’s existence, as first a Moderator, then Administrator and in 2006 as the Owner. We have NEVER supported or endorsed you or your candidacies.

There is no schism, members are free to support whomever they like, however if you read the very thread you linked to the overwhelming trend is NOT supportive. Not counting the post by ‘xoomac’, Michael Chartier who was associated with you in 2010 of course. Your web page, until the last hour, stated that ‘Calguns urges it’s members to support Taitz’. This was patently false, a single member voiced his support. Your second web page listed under ‘Endorsements’ both Calguns.net and The Second Amendment Foundation. Neither of which is true.

Regarding your claim that ANYONE has contacted me, much less and ‘Obama operative, you are flat out wrong. I have no idea where you came by this theory but it is ludicrously false and blatantly paranoid. …

Calguns.net has not endorsed you, has not supported your candidacy and has not urged it’s members to support you in any way. Your claims or all of the above on two different web sites were flat out lies.

Calguns.net has not and will not support or endorse ANY candidate until after the final filing date when the list of candidates has been finalized.

In case there is any confusion let me make this clear, any use of the Trademarked names, ‘Calguns’ or ‘Calguns.net’ is NOT authorized.

I didn’t see the Calguns “endorsement” when I visited the Taitz campaign site today, nor any support for the Second Amendment.

If you know of other bogus endorsement claims by Taitz, leave a comment and I’ll them to the article. These are just ones I found.

17 Responses to Orly’s dodgy endorsement claims

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    JPotter March 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm #

    How disappointing! The presence of the Manning video had me convinced that the “Super PAC” site was from the same or a kindred source, intended to skewer Taitz.

    Looking at it now, it looks like a pile of amateurish puffery? A crude attempt to make Taitz seem important? So unsophisticated that they took the Manning video onboard based solely on its title?

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    bgansel9 March 3, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

    Is there a law in CA that addresses the claiming of endorsements that don’t exist?

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm #

    I think it more likely that the creator of the Super PAC web site is the one trying to look important.

    JPotter: Looking at it now, it looks like a pile of amateurish puffery? A crude attempt to make Taitz seem important? So unsophisticated that they took the Manning video onboard based solely on its title?

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    CarlOrcas March 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

    I particularly like the header graphic on the super PAC site: The giant disembodied head floating over downtown Los Angeles. There’s a movie in this somewhere.

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    CarlOrcas March 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm #

    bgansel9:
    Is there a law in CA that addresses the claiming of endorsements that don’t exist?

    It’s been a while since I dealt with political advertising in California but back then the answer would have been “no”.

    A person could make a case for defamation if the endorser was particularly offensive.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 3, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    My favorite is her head over the water that reminded me of Monty Python.

    http://orlytaitzsuperpac.com/index.php/donate/

    CarlOrcas: I particularly like the header graphic on the super PAC site: The giant disembodied head floating over downtown Los Angeles. There’s a movie in this somewhere.

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    CarlOrcas March 3, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: My favorite is her head over the water that reminded me of Monty Python.

    Looking at the campaign site I can’t help but wonder about cars having to drive through her head as they cross the Golden Gate. Kinda scary.

    Not sure what happened but the head over the bay seems to have replaced the head over Los Angeles. Very confusing.

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    sfjeff March 3, 2014 at 7:13 pm #

    The Golden Gate bridge called- and it would like its image back.

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    Krosis March 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    Didn’t the Fogbow thread about it conclude that the “PAC site” is a deliberate parody/hoax at the expense of Taitz? That they still haven’t set up a mechanism for accepting donations, the ridiculous design (one header graphics involves the same Taitz bust copy-pasted 5 times on one image), their warning against visiting the Taitz web site… it all points to a hoaxer.

    It would probably just feed Taitz’s paranoia.

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    JPotter March 3, 2014 at 8:40 pm #

    I keep trying to get It Came From Beneath the Sea from Netflix (old Harryhausen flick in which a giant ‘sextupus’ destroys San Fran). So far, they’ve sent me 2 broken discs.

    Tying this together with the Taitz PAC, imagery, I suspect a cover-up; did Harryhausen reveal the watery origins of “former swimsuit model” Taitz? Are Taitz’s minions intentionally cracking all the copies they can get their hands on???

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 3, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

    It could well be a hoax or some kid in middle school with a crush on Taitz.

    Krosis: Didn’t the Fogbow thread about it conclude that the “PAC site” is a deliberate parody/hoax at the expense of Taitz? That they still haven’t set up a mechanism for accepting donations, the ridiculous design (one header graphics involves the same Taitz bust copy-pasted 5 times on one image), their warning against visiting the Taitz web site… it all points to a hoaxer.

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    J.D. Sue March 3, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    I find it hard to stomach reading that an attorney said to CalGuns’ owner: “Second amendment is there to protect our rights, among them the right to report the truth about our corrupt and lawless leaders. If you are afraid to stand up for this rights, maybe the second amendment supporters should go to another web site, god knows there are plenty of them on the Internet.”

    It’s not only ignorant of the law (it’s our 1st amendment right “to report the truth…”; the 2nd amendment pertains only to bearing arms), but it’s extraordinarily rude and threatening. This is how one seeks an endorsement/ally? What is she thinking?

    I especially like CalGuns response, that said in part: “Regarding your claim that ANYONE has contacted me, much less and ‘Obama operative, you are flat out wrong. I have no idea where you came by this theory but it is ludicrously false and blatantly paranoid. … …….. In case there is any confusion let me make this clear, any use of the Trademarked names, ‘Calguns’ or ‘Calguns.net’ is NOT authorized.”

    If ya can’t be an attorney, how can ya be an attorney general? Just wow.

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    Thinker March 3, 2014 at 9:48 pm #

    Notice on that “letters of support” page she includes a letter from one of her nutty retired military supporters to Judge England from her Grinols case. Taitz herself filed that letter with the court last year In a completely unethical attempt to influence the judge’s ruling in the case.

    This is someone who wants to be the Attorney General of California. What a disgrace.

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    ArthurWankspittle March 4, 2014 at 2:58 am #

    CarlOrcas:
    I particularly like the header graphic on the super PAC site: The giantdisembodied head floating over downtown Los Angeles. There’s a movie in this somewhere.

    Orly as Zardoz – a floating head telling the people what to do.

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    Krosis March 4, 2014 at 4:34 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    It could well be a hoax or some kid in middle school with a crush on Taitz.

    The thought of anyone in middle school having a crush on Taitz is somewhat unsettling. The floating heads (5 in one image) suggest that either it’s a hoax designed have a laugh at Orly and to confuse the few supporters she has.

    Although if you’re in middle school and you have a crush on her, you are probably a rather strange person.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 4, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    Doc’s Law of the Bell Curve:

    The bigger the population, the more eccentric the tails.

    Krosis: Although if you’re in middle school and you have a crush on her, you are probably a rather strange person.

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    Crustacean March 4, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Doc’s Law of the Bell Curve:
    The bigger the population, the more eccentric the tails.

    Remember Detective Wojo from the Barney Miller show? He had a great line in one episode (I think they had nabbed a fetishist of some kind): you can point to anything in the Sears catalog, and someone somewhere wants to sleep with it.

    [Should I actually hit “submit comment” on this one? No, not a good idea. Uh oh! my finger slipped!!]