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Birther movement creator found with potentially smoking gun

Joseph Farah, editor of the Internet tabloid WorldNetDaily, was detained at the Dulles Airport after TSA screeners found a loaded 38 caliber revolver in his carryon luggage. He faces a class 1 misdemeanor charge, says The Southern Poverty Law Center web site.

Farah famously claimed to have created the birther movement. His WorldNetDaily “Where’s the Birth Certificate” billboards and a similarly-named book by Jerome Corsi popularized the movement, and their support for Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse kept the movement alive after Obama released his long-form birth certificate.

I wonder what he planned to do with that gun?

Update:

Farah has commented on his experience in an article at WorldNetDaily calling his action “something stupid.” Farah then goes on to use the incident to push some other left-wing bashing agenda.

Farah and WorldNetDaily have been very critical of the TSA, writing a series of articles such as:

That’s not half of them. You would think that Farah feels the way about the TSA as I feel about birthers. :shock:

Commentary

This article appears because I felt that my readers would want to know about the Farah incident. There is some satisfaction seeing what I think is a successful “bad person” get his comeuppance.1 It is not intended as evidence that birthers are a special class of scofflaw, at least not consciously. Perhaps part of it is that vocal birthers hold themselves as upholders of the law (in particular the Constitution) and ones who resist what they perceive as the lawlessness of the Executive. The “Birthers behaving badly” series seeks to poke holes in that argument with counterexamples, but don’t expect tomorrow’s headline to be “Birther fined for littering.”


1I don’t think I’ve ever written that word before.

Walter Fitzpatrick: Guilty!

One-man birther crime wave Walter Francis Fitzpatrick III was found guilty of two felony counts: aggravated perjury and extortion.

The McMinn County jury began deliberations this morning and returned its verdict later in the day.  He was not found guilty of stalking and harassment. Fitzpatrick was arrested last March on four charges stemming from allegations that he harassed and stalked a grand jury foreman. According to the indictment, reports the Daily Post-Athenian covering McMinn and Meigs Counties :

…it was claimed that Fitzpatrick "did unlawfully and intentionally threaten … to take action known to be unlawful…"

Fitzpatrick is also accused of making "a false statement, under oath, during or in connection with an official proceeding," as well as engaging in "a willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested and actually caused (his alleged victim, a former member of the McMinn County Grand Jury) to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested."

Fitzpatrick was represented by well-known attorney, and failed judicial candidate, Van R. Irion.

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Most information on Fitzpatrick comes via the birther web site, The Post & Email, and there is also a Facebook page about his legal troubles.

Suspected: Birther shoots two law enforcement officers

Authorities, according to The Modesto Bee and other sources,  have identified the man who is suspected of shooting a California Highway Patrol officer and a Bureau of Land Management ranger at a Nevada County, California, campground last Saturday, as Brent Douglas Cole. Cole, 60, was himself wounded in the confrontation and is in stable condition.

In any shooting incident, the first question that comes to mind is: Is the suspect a birther? Evidence is mounting that he is a birther. Check out this August 2012 Tweet:

Cole was also a commenter on Mike Volin’s Sheriff’s Kits go to Washington Facebook page.

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Obama smear film maker pleads guilty

Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza pled guilty to campaign law violations last Tuesday. D’Souza violated the law by getting friends to contribute to a political campaign (straw contributors) and then reimbursing them. It’s an explicitly illegal scam to evade campaign donation limits.

D’Souza is known primarily for his book: The Roots of Obama’s Rage and his book and film Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.

My articles on D’Souza:

Press coverage:

Assisting law enforcement with their investigation

I met with my pastor and showed him some evidence that I had gathered, and asked his counsel. He strongly urged me to present it to law enforcement and that’s what I agreed to do.

I was interviewed by a detective this morning and I gave him the computer files I had collected. He told me that thanks to my disclosures they had a lot more to go on today than they did yesterday. I even found out the case number.

I don’t want to get specific because, after all, this is an ongoing investigation. I will say on thing: they did not ask me what RC’s real name was.

Walter Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund

http://fitzpatrickldf.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/waltfitz.jpgSo I know many of you have been asking what you can do personally to help Walter Fitzpatrick in the wake of his recent arrest on felony charges in McMinn County Tennessee. I understand that his bail has been reduced from $50,000 to $20,000, but that’s still a big chuck of change, and then there are the attorney’s fees to Van R. Irion.

Fret no longer. There is a PayPal button made just for you at the LCDR Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund web site. You can also donate by check to:

Fitzpatrick Legal Defense Fund
c/o Law Office of Van R. Irion
800 S. Gay St., Suite 700
Knoxville, TN 37929

Donations sent directly to Obama Conspiracy Theories will be put on my MySonic card and used to buy Tater Tots®, none of which will be offered to Mr. Fitzpatrick. :oops:

Update:

Fitzpatrick is reportedly out on bond.