Leo Donofrio has made a stunning claim on his blog in a new article: Pending Litigation: Hawaii Confirms That Obama’s Vital Records Have Been Amended.
One has to translate that headline from “birther speak” to normal usage. “Pending Litigation” means “we haven’t filed a lawsuit” and “Confirms” means “we say so, but we won’t tell you why or how”.
Hawaiian law requires that certificates that have been amended be distinctly marked “altered”, and Obama’s Certification of Live Birth clearly is not marked “altered”. This fact justifies a high degree of skepticism on Donofrio’s claim. Of course the word “Amended” in birther speak might mean something totally different from the normal usage.
I will issue a full statement and press release on behalf of TerriK via this blog in the days ahead. This statement will include a complete history of correspondence between TerriK and Hawaii state officials in the Office of Information Practices (OIP) and the Department of Health (DoH).
Donofrio is going to try the same avenue (Freedom of Information) that Andy Martin tried and failed, except that Donofrio is attempting to leverage Department of Health Director Fukino’s statement that Obama was born in Hawaii to force disclosure of the source of that statement. It won’t work. Leo may be a lawyer (not licensed to practice in Hawaii), but he obviously has no experience dealing with vital records. The lawsuit will go nowhere. And Leo, if you are going to spread all that Latin lawyer lingo in your writing, could you at least italicize it?
Let this post be fair warning… Leo Donofrio is now interested in the birth certificate… so that we can finally prove Obama was born in Hawaii and stop the never ending circus surrounding BIGFOOT – an official long form birth certificate for President Obama.
Leo, you have been at this long enough that you should know that no document will dent the birthers’ resolve. Let’s be realistic. Birthers are conspiracy theorists. Contrary evidence to a conspiracy theorist just shows how deep the conspiracy goes. If you get “bigfoot” they will be asking why Obama won’t release his grammar school hall passes.
Well at least this story perks up an otherwise dull birther news day.