I was over at ORYR this morning, and they had embedded at the head of the article an ad in the Washington Times. This is a excerpt from it:
… in a period of 21 months, using every forensic test known to man, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his forensic investigators have conclusively proved that what Barack Obama offered to the American people as his "official long form" birth certificate is a composite. Any further rhetoric about "conspiracy" from either the left or a complicit media must fall on deaf ears. This so-called "conspiracy" is over. The "conspiracy claims" by the honest Americans merely seeking to know the whole TRUTH have been legitimized by the evidence.
It reminded me of a fable by the Russian fabulist Ivan Krylov, “The Peasant and the Sheep.”
THE PEASANT AND THE SHEEP
A PEASANT hauled a sheep to court,
And pressed against her there a serious objection.
A fox, as judge, is ready for a fault’s detection.
Hears plaintiff first and, then, defendant in retort;
Taking in turn each point, and cool, though others stammer.
He seeks the cause of all the clamor.
The peasant says: "My lord ! when visiting my yard,
I found two chickens missing ; ’twas in early morning;
Only their bones and feathers served me as a warning;
This sheep alone was there on guard!"
The sheep replies: "No strange event my slumbers marred;
Prithee, the evidence of neighbors don’t discard;
Against me ne’er was brought a charge of thieving
Or other crime
At any time;
As to my tasting flesh, ’tis notion past conceiving."
Here are the fox’s judgments from their earliest weaving:
“I no way can accept the pleadings of this sheep,
Because all rogues are skilled to keep
Their wicked purposes from others.
‘Tis clear from plaintiff’s words that, on the given night.
Defendant held the fowl-house well in sight;
Now, who can think she smothers
An inborn wish for viands choice?
So I decide, by conscience’ sacred voice,
She cannot have admitted
Hens were for her unfitted!
Her guilt is clear and lets the peasant win;
The carcass comes to me, and he will get the skin."
The Cold Case Posse with Jerome Corsi as a founding member reminds me of the self-serving judgment of the fox in this story of the prosecution of a chicken thief. Indeed Joe Arpaio and the Cold Case Posse investigating Obama is like putting the fox in charge of the hen house.
You can listen to my audiobook of Krylov’s Fables at The Internet Archive.