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Birthers Behaving Badly

I introduced a new blog category with the article on Brent Douglas Cole: Birthers Behaving Badly. Some earlier articles have been added to the category where a birther was involved in a crime or received an official sanction. The individuals included are:

One might reasonably look at my list and come away with the idea that I’m trying to make a case that birthers are worse than people in general, or that being a birther makes them more likely to commit a crime than others. That’s not what I am trying to do. In some of the examples on the list, birtherism was a factor in their crime, for example Terry Lakin refused to deploy with his unit because he was trying to force the issue of Obama’s eligibility to be adjudicated. On the other hand Cole, D’Souza and von Brunn so far as we know were not motivated by birtherism in their (alleged in the case of Cole) illegal acts.

The reason I started the category of Birthers Behaving Badly is the same reason that I started all the categories—to make the site easier to use by indexing, categorizing and tagging articles. As for the articles themselves, they exist either because the subjects are notable birthers who have done something, or they are a birther who has done something notable. This blog is largely about birthers. In the same vein, I could publish an article like “Birther runs for Congress” (such articles would fall under the Birther Politics category).

If I had the information I could, no doubt, fill the blog with “Birther Makes Nice” stories. In our society, making nice isn’t generally notable or newsworthy and as Shakespeare’s Marc Antony says:

The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interrèd with their bones.

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24 Responses to Birthers Behaving Badly

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    Egipcios June 18, 2014 at 8:39 am #

    Not sure that I feel very good about putting Theresa Cao in the same category with Brent Douglas Cole. There is a vast difference between someone who is a harmless nut case who commits civil disobedience vs. someone who commits felony assault.

    I have been not so subtly trying for a while to get you and the guy at nativeborncitizen to take a look at some of the characters from the Bundy militia. For the moment it might seem off topic, but I can guarantee you that when and if the trials start (for felony obstruction of federal court order, threatening federal law enforcement, etc.) a whole smorgasbord of already well known “Birther” lawyers will be riding to the party. Klayman is already at the table. Others will join. And many (probably a majority) of the Bundy Militia ARE birthers, even though they may not always be as well know for that.

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 18, 2014 at 8:47 am #

    It depends on what the category is. Certainly you’d be OK a category like “human being, I think “Behaving badly” fits the individuals on the list. It’s not the category “Violent birther arch criminals.”

    Egipcios: Not sure that I feel very good about putting Theresa Cao in the same category with Brent Douglas Cole.

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    bovril June 18, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    Mad Cao falls into the Mad not Bad category or shall we say a venal not mortal sin Birfoon.

    She still was arrested for a sound and legal reason and gets to stay in gaol…..

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 18, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Is he still at the table?

    Egipcios: Klayman is already at the table.

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    realist June 18, 2014 at 9:08 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Is he still at the table?

    Based on the information available, it would appear he showed up at the table and sat down, but Bundy refused to serve him.

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    Lupin June 18, 2014 at 9:23 am #

    Shouldn’t Arpaio be in there, considering his own troubles with the Law (DOJ suits) or is it too soon?

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    Jim F June 18, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    What was the outcome of Theresa’s trial? I seemed to have missed that.

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    Thinker June 18, 2014 at 11:14 am #

    Klayman was unwelcomed at the Bundy ranch during the standoff, but he has since filed a FOIA request (not a lawsuit, though I’m sure that is coming) related to Bundy stuff. He claims to be making the request on behalf of several people, including Sheriff Mack and a guy named Lyle Rapacki, whose been on the fringes of birtherism for years. None of the people he claims to represent is named Bundy.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/223960350/BLM-FOIA-Larry-Klayman

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    realist June 18, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Jim F:
    What was the outcome of Theresa’s trial? I seemed to have missed that.

    There was no trial. Teresa eventually accepted a plea deal.

    http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=5202&start=950#p247372

    if she stayed out of trouble for six months, the charges would be dropped – I assume she did and they were

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 18, 2014 at 11:37 am #

    The only thing I know of relating to Apuzzo was an order to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned, resulting in him not being sanctioned. I am thinking about adding the Taitz’ sanction article to the BBB category and changing its definition a little.

    On the other hand, I don’t think I will add Chris Strunk and Linda Jordan, also sanctioned by courts.

    Lupin: Shouldn’t Arpaio be in there, considering his own troubles with the Law (DOJ suits) or is it too soon?

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    Lupin June 18, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: The only thing I know of relating to Apuzzo was an order to show cause why he shouldn’t be sanctioned, resulting in him not being sanctioned. I am thinking about adding the Taitz’ sanction article to the BBB category and changing its definition a little.

    On the other hand, I don’t think I will add Chris Strunk and Linda Jordan, also sanctioned by courts.

    I wrote “Arpaio” not “Apuzzo”. Do you have Mario on your mind too much? :-)

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 18, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    I was thinking about adding Orly, so I jumped to the attorney A….o.

    Arpaio, I should look at. Certainly there are examples of him behaving badly.

    Lupin: I wrote “Arpaio” not “Apuzzo”. Do you have Mario on your mind too much?

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    Dave June 18, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    I need to pick a nit with this epithet — if I’m not mistaken “Cao” is pronounced something like “tsao.”

    bovril:
    Mad Cao

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    Joe Acerbic June 18, 2014 at 1:17 pm #

    Non-U.S. criminal birfoons deserve recognition too: there are at least the Shrimpy kook in U.K. and this, the most “accomplished” one: http://m.dailykos.com/story/2011/07/30/1000438/-World-Net-Daily-and-Birthers-Trying-To-Disown-Norway-Terrorist

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    bovril June 18, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    Dave:
    I need to pick a nit with this epithet — if I’m not mistaken “Cao” is pronounced something like “tsao.”

    But my pronunciation is more factually accurate….. 8-)

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    J.D. Sue June 19, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Orly behaving badly. I’ve seen her do a lot of stupid and unethical things, but this takes the cake and is grounds for discipline or disbarment. She states:

    “A number of people asked Attorney Orly Taitz, what can be done considering a flood of children crossing the border.

    * * *

    This is America. Children who were raised in the US, speak English and have IDs. So if a sheriff or a minuteman encounters a child, who does not speak a word of English and does not have any IDs, it is clearly a lost child, who needs to be driven to the border and transferred to the custody of Mexican authorities to help him get reunited with his parents in Mexico. These citizens and officials do not violate any laws, they do not infringe on the territory of the federal government, they are just good Samaritans, who are helping lost children find their way home, back in Mexico.”

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    John Reilly June 19, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Obviously, real American children, as soon as they learn to walk, wander about with certified copies of their LFBC and U.S. Passport. And social security card.

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    Jim June 19, 2014 at 10:41 am #

    John Reilly:
    Obviously, real American children, as soon as they learn to walk, wander about with certified copies of their LFBC and U.S. Passport.And social security card.

    My younger sister was about 14 months younger than me, at about 2 I learned how to open the back screen door and wandered over to Steak ‘n Shake that was right behind us. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any pockets in my diaper and the only thing the police could get out of me was crying loudly. I guess it’s a good thing Orly wasn’t in charge or I’d have been sent to Mexico! :lol:

    Of course, I don’t remember it happening, but it was one of my grandmother’s favorite stories to tell about me. :D

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    realist June 19, 2014 at 10:56 am #

    John Reilly:
    Obviously, real American children, as soon as they learn to walk, wander about with certified copies of their LFBC and U.S. Passport.And social security card.

    Setting aside the fact that most of these kids aren’t from Mexico…

    I would be toast as well and dropped at the border. No SSN till age 15. Did not obtain my BC Till in my 20s. No passport till my 30s. But I could speak both Spanish and English as a toddler. Definitely woulda been “deported” by OrlyLogic.

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    The European June 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Screenshots made ?

    Alerted the bar ?

    A vigil in front of her office ?

    And a question – she proposes crimes. Isn´t that a crime in itself or still “free speach” ?

    Until lately there was some fun in her crazyness. Not so any more.

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    Thinker June 19, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    Pfft. Just because a lawyer is asking people to kidnap immigrant children, you think she should be disciplined. Puleeze. She’s teflon Taitz.

    J.D. Sue:
    Orly behaving badly.I’ve seen her do a lot of stupid and unethical things, but this takes the cake and is grounds for discipline or disbarment.

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    J.D. Sue June 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm #

    The European: And a question – she proposes crimes. Isn´t that a crime in itself or still “free speach” ?

    —-
    I’m not sure whether it’s a crime for an ordinary person to propose crimes on a blog. But she is a licensed attorney and officer of the court, bound by rules of ethics. So, she is not only unethically proposing that people commit serious crimes (not to mention a HORRIBLE thing to do to a child)–she is giving legal advice. She starts her article by alerting the reader that legal advice has been requested. In response, she unethically tells them to kidnap children and hand them over to foreign agents, and she incompetently advises them that they can do so without legal liability….

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    J.D. Sue June 19, 2014 at 9:42 pm #

    The European: Alerted the bar ?

    —-
    Thanks for reminding me.

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    Egipcios June 20, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    Here’s another Bad Boy for you:

    First, his Birther Credentials:

    http://baldwin-whitehall.patch.com/groups/politics-and-elections/p/whitehall-man-is-aiming-to-remove-obama-from-pa-ballot

    (seems to be in the “2 citizen parents” group.)

    More detail:

    “Baldwin-Whitehall School Board members on Wednesday unanimously voted to bar Barchfeld from district property until Schmotzer, Rosing, Pantuso, along with board Vice President Diana Kazour, are no longer on the board. Dice said all four received harassing phone calls that he described as “haunting,” “troublesome,” and “scary.”

    “Barchfeld states that the school board has “stopped him from exercising his First Amendment right” so “he would be forced to exercise his Second Amendment right,” the complaint states.”

    http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yoursouthhills/yoursouthhillsmore/6203274-74/board-barchfeld-whitehall#axzz35Au2tdV1

    Finally, his collection of bumper stickers:

    http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yoursouthhills/yoursouthhillsmore/5927916-74/district-barchfeld-board#axzz359XDhNmA