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Obama’s fake fake Columbia ID

Some idiot at USA Today named Melanie Eversley wrote about a series of tweets on Ebola from idiot Donald Trump yesterday, including a reference to this one:

Readers probably know that the name Barry Soetoro appears on a 1968 Obama school registration entry from Indonesia, when he was living with his mother and step father Lolo Soetoro. The idiotic thing was how the reporter explained the Sotoro reference:

In one [tweet], he made reference to the name Barry Soetoro, which appears on Obama’s Columbia University identification card.

Even birthers know that the Columbia student ID with the Soetoro name is a fake. Gerbil Report™ said in response to the USA Today story:

the Columbia University ID card floating around the internet with Obama’s picture and name Barry Soetoro on it is without a doubt a fake.

So I tweeted in response:

 

Will USA Today issue a correction?

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Notes from the infectious disease ward

UPDATE: Orly’s site is entirely down now. [5 PM EDT, 2 July 2014]

UPDATE 2: It’s back up.

This the third day since Google again identified OrlyTaitzESQ.com as an attack site, passing on malware to visitors. I take such warnings more seriously than I used to. Here’s a taste of what’s going on at the Taitz web site obtained through the browser on my phone.

Taitz continues to focus on immigration issues with this headline yesterday:

  • Response from Attorney Orly Taitz to Obama’s today’s speech: our immigration system is not broken, the only thing that is broken, is the path of neuron connections in Obama’s brain. Obama did not need to dispatch Biden to Central America to search for the cause of the problem, he had to dispatch himself to the nearest mirror

Taitz is praying for more Republicans to drive drunk in this item about Pete Perry who was quoted on this blog yesterday. The title of the article is:

  • As some of you may be aware by now, Hinds County GOP chair Pete Perry, a man that many believe is behind the shenanigans on June 24, was arrested for speeding and drunk driving this past Saturday night. Here is his mugshot. Hopefully there will be more pics like this in the future! We can only pray!

 

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Sheriff Joe’s close call

The records indicate that FBI agents found probable cause to recommend felony counts of obstructing criminal investigations of prosecutions, theft by threats, tampering with witnesses, perjury and theft by extortion.

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The Arizona Republic newspaper web site broke the story after they obtained pages of heavily redacted material from the FBI relating to the criminal investigation of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation was closed in 2012 after federal prosecutors said that they didn’t have a guaranteed win, going against FBI investigator recommendations to file charges against at least 2 individuals.

I wasn’t going to cover the story because it talks about unproven allegations, but I see it’s getting some traction, and belongs in the record. As Perry Mason would say, “it goes to credibility, Your Honor.”

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I’m not the man I used to be—birthers don’t get me excited as much any more. There’s a hint to the reason in my recent article, The Fixer. A story just isn’t as interesting without the suspense of not knowing the ending. The ending of the birther story was revealed January 20th of this year, when President Obama began his second, and by law his last, term as President of the United States.

In an attempt to drum up some interest, I checked out the latest book from the local library on conspiracy theories. EBSCO is a distributor of journal articles, and they have a series of books in “The Reference Shelf” series that collect published articles on various topics. Conspiracy Theories was published in 2012, and so is recent enough to cover the release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate in 2011, with an article, “Citing ‘Sideshow,’ Obama Offers Full Birth Certificate” by Susan Page and Jackie Kucinich of USA Today, from April 28, 2011. Using University of Utah historian Robert Goldberg as a source, the article says:

Such controversies are stoked by the skepticism about information from the government and other institutions, the vitriol and polarization in American politics, the echo chamber of cable news and the Internet, and even the profusion of movies and TV shows that depict governmental and global conspiracies.

The quote that I noticed particularly, one that is the thumb in the eye of birthers, is:

The release of official documents or reports by commissions rarely settle such issues for everyone.

Or as President Obama put it:

I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest.

I mainly got the book for the chapter on chemtrails.

Where’s the Birth Certificate makes bestseller list (really)

WorldNetDaily accurately reports that Jerome Corsi’s latest political smear, Where’s the Birth Certificate? is officially on the bestseller lists, #6 in nonfiction at the New York Times, with appearances on Publisher’s Weekly and USA Today. I jumped the gun when I previously pointed out that it wasn’t on any of the real bestseller lists. It turns out that there is a delay in publishing the numbers and that this is the first week where sales of WTBC would appear.

However, rather than dispelling suspicions that the ranking of Corsi’s book as a bestseller is legitimate, new suspicions have arisen because this book is the ONLY book on the New York Times bestseller list to display the dagger (†) symbol that indicates that retailers are receiving bulk orders.

Overnight, it jumped from #692 to #360 today at Barnes & Noble. Perhaps that’s what an unmanipulated ranking looks like. If sales at B&N continue to skyrocket, I would assume that WND has started bulk buys there after it was disclosed that their numbers there were not even on the charts.