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Taitz judge issues injunction against Obama immigration policy

In a lawsuit filed by 26 states against the Obama administration’s immigration reform initiative, federal district judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, issued a preliminary injunction blocking the program.

The Obama Administration announced that it would comply with the injunction, and appeal.

This is the same judge hearing a case by Orly Taitz, also about immigration. She’s having problems with standing. The states do not (maybe).

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Taitz touts Texas transcript today: Titus tried Tuesday

Orly Taitz published an official transcript of her October 29 hearing in Taitz v. Johnson in Texas on her blog today. It’s an immigration case where Taitz claims she was injured by catching a disease from an undocumented child she treated in her dental office.

In other birther judicial news, birther third-party presidential candidates1 Ed Noonan and John Dummett have appealed their loss in Dummett v. Bowen in California federal circuit court to the Supreme Court. The petition for writ of certiorari was filed yesterday. [Link to case at SCOTUS | Link to Petition] As with many birther ballot challenges, plaintiffs contend that various state officials have a duty to verify the eligibility of candidates for President of the United States. This proposition was rejected by courts in California, New Jersey, Florida, Alabama and other states. Co-plaintiffs John Dummett and Edward Noonan are asking the Supreme Court whether states must enforce the Constitution’s eligibility requirements for candidates for president. Some states have on occasion rejected obviously ineligible candidates (e.g. California, New York and Hawaii), but deny that they must perform investigations of eligibility. The counsel of record is William J. Olson, with the U. S. Justice Foundation and Herb Titus, among others, listed.


1Dummett was a write-in candidate, and Noonan win didn’t the nomination of his party, the American Independent Party.

Unfinished business

I started a big technical project here at the beginning of 2015, the ultimate goal of which is to identify whether or not my congressman Trey Gowdy posts at Gerbil Report™ just for the heck of it. Gowdy is, all of the sudden, not too big on the Tea Party circuit since he decided to support Boehner for Speaker. I don’t have any conclusive results yet, but I have learned a great deal about the birther community as participants on web sites. One thing I found was a lot of sock puppets among birthers, so many in fact that I stopped looking. One birther had around 30 I know of. I also found a tiny number of Obot multiple-identities, so here’s a shout out to DARPAmontor_52 from your old pal, Dr. Conspiracy.

One concern I have is that information is being lost as birther web sites shut down, and the Wayback Machine hasn’t archived all of the pages. I have the technology to test pages for copies in the Web Archive and add them. It’s a possible project for 2015.

The whole Arpaio/Zullo universe-shattering announcement is technically still pending, but the close proximity between the newspaper revelations that Sheriff Joe had paid $100,000 to a con artist and the sudden stop in hints about Sheriff Joe’s second criminal investigation, suggests that the two were the same source, and that this particular conspiracy theory will never see the light of day.

I think debunking birther claims about Obama’s long form being a forgery is pretty much wrapped up with the excellent work done by NBC and others with the Xerox MRC results. I don’t anticipate much there.

I left a comment at the Above the Law blog:

I learned long ago that on a slow news day, you can always go to Orly Taitz’ web site, find something inane she said, and write an article making fun out of it. After a while, I also learned that there are better things to do.

So that’s unfinished business, but probably not business worth doing. There is the one big Taitz case in Mississippi that I sincerely hope gets some action in 2015, and when it gets dismissed, I can cover the “penalty phase.”

Outed by Orly

Over the years, Orly Taitz has inadvertently (or perhaps intentionally) outed many of the birthers. I remember when she exposed “Mountain Goat” as being Charles Kerchner by hitting “reply all” to a Kerchner email, adding: “God speed and all the luck to Mario and you Charles (I wasn’t sure, whether I should use Charles or your web pseudonym of ‘mountain Goat’).” Guess who got that email. :roll:

She published Barack Obama’s social-security number, which subsequently was inserted into a so-far-unidentified public record under the name Harrison J Bounel and started a whole string of conspiracy theories.

Taitz has published unredacted birth certificates of private individuals, certificates supplied by Miki Booth. She disclosed the name of the person at the New York HESC who came up with the crazy story that they had a foreign student record for Obama (this whole episode may have been another “punk the Taitz” operation). Orly lists the names of a co-worker and friends on Facebook. Someone at The Fogbow commented aptly:

I’m disgusted. Just because these people know Ms [redacted] – who may or may not have said what Orly claims she said – Orly is going to make their lives a living hell. Some patriot.

Taitz published an email from “Thomas Washington” that said that he was the person who published Birther Report with assistance from “Bob Nelson.’’ “Thomas Washington” could be a pseudonym, but I don’t think it was the sender’s intention that this email be published with names. Bob Nelson was traced elsewhere. The email itself came from the official BirtherReport email address, so it was authentic.

Orly published the screen name (“calpernia’) along with the real name of her former webmaster. That linked article also contains the full name of a contributor.

I received a suggestion in email this morning about who Joe Mannix, a pro-Mike Zullo poster at Birther Report, might be in real life, and it came indirectly courtesy of Orly Taitz whose blog has the name, a photo of that person, a geographic location and job title.

Foggy says that the identity of RS1_ on Birther Report (Red Steel at the Free Republic) was outed by Orly Taitz too (I haven’t fully searched that one out). I just noted one of Orly’s “Letter from a supporter” articles with the supporters full name and a hyperlink leading to their email address (initials “ch”).

Other “supporter articles” with first and last names1:

It wasn’t Orly Taitz herself, but one of the commenters on her blog who outed the real name of Dr. Conspiracy back in 2009. Fortunately for me, who wanted my blogging not to impact my real job, nobody really noticed, and it wasn’t until years later that I was re-discovered by “KenyanBornObamAcorn” and reported by Jerome Corsi.

Orly has intentionally tried to bring pressure against her opponents by outing them (something called "doxing")  and creating problems at their workplace, including two attorneys. She threw a dart at an IP address map and made accusations against a completely innocent person who lived at the center of the target.

Orly regularly publishes IP addresses of those who criticize her.

Readers: if you have examples of birthers outed by Orly, please leave the URL to the Taitz web site in comments, and I’ll update the article. I’d like to get an encyclopedic collection for future reference. This won’t be an outing article, and the names of private persons outed will not be published.


1A word of explanation about the links. Many of the supporter contacts are pasted from Orly’s emails received at her Yahoo email address. Yahoo provides hyperlinks for things, such as adding the sender to her address book. In that hyperlink, one finds a very long string of stuff including something like:

my.real.name%2540mymail.com

Replacing “%2540” with an “@” gives the email address.

That’s just the birthers.

Poll: What’s your favorite birther image from 2014?

I have a couple of images from 2014 that are my personal favorites. One is the logo for the Orly Taitz Super PAC. Originally, the OTSPAC had laughably bad graphics, leading many to the correct opinion that the site was a spoof. The spiffy updated graphic made the site a little more credible. The anonymous designer is not a Taitz supporter, and was not responsible for putting up the site.

My other favorite image is one I made myself, altering a real TV news clip showing Mike Zullo, and highlighting the “universe shattering” revelations that never happened.

Commenters have offered another Zullo image (courtesy of RC Radio), part of the brief KPHO-TV interview where Zullo admitted taking the $10,000 gift:

Zullo Behind bars

Birther meets government

There seems to be a small cluster of instances of birthers meeting with the government going on. One is Tom Arnold who reports his meeting with the FBI in Las Vegas where he presented them with a Sheriff’s Kit. The story is recounted at Gerbil Report™. Arnold (who says that he is a retired law enforcement officer) alleged that Obama stole someone’s social-security number, forged his own birth certificate, unlawfully back-dated his “draft card” and engaged in election fraud. Following the visit, Arnold (newly added as number 357 to the list of Birthers from A to Z) discloses the shocking result:

I never heard from anybody

Wow Tom, you’re lucky not to be in a FEMA camp after a stunt like that! And to further tempt fate, he called in the same stuff to the FBI in Virginia.

Orly Taitz has been spending some time with her “barf bag”1 recently, but in­between retches was able to get out an article about “civil rights leader”2 Neil B. Turner’s upcoming attempt to present a letter to Darrell Issa at a “Citizen Lobby” visit with the congressman today. Turner says:

I will be presenting a Letter to Mr. Issa that will be included in an ‘information packet’ for him.

image(Please, oh please, let it be a Sheriff’s Kit.) Turner asks the Congressman Issa point blank in the letter why he voted to approve the Electoral College vote counts for “usurper” Obama. Was it because:

  1. a) You have been threatened with the loss of your life?, or
  2. b) You have been threatened with the loss of your loved ones’ lives?, or
  3. c) Something else?

Your personal response of A, B, or C is required.

Not “a, b, or c” or perhaps “1, 2 or 3”?

Turner has a history of writing up demands, such as this letter to the FBI from December of 2012, also sent to the US Attorney for the Southern District of California.

Meanwhile, Sharon Rondeau contacted the media representatives of Rep. Jim Jordan, Senator Mike Lee, and Rep. Louie Gohmert, to ask some rather pointed questions about the new administration policy regarding Cuba. In her lengthy article reprinted at Gerbil Report™, Rondeau talks mostly about Hitler and says in the letter, “Is Obama doing the same thing that Hitler did with the Reichstag in 1933?” While the letter is about Cuba relations and immigration, it closes with the obligatory:

Is it time to investigate Obama’s fraudulent credentials and find out who he really is and why he is taking the actions that he is?

Take heart, birthers, there will be more sunshine in the days to come.

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Notes:

1The last time I needed a barf bag was crossing Lake Ladoga in a storm. Taitz is barfing over Obama as usual.

2As far as I was able to find, this is the only time Neil Turner was ever called a “civil rights leader.”