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The additional open thread: What light from yonder tunnel breaks?

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47 Responses to The additional open thread: What light from yonder tunnel breaks?

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    Dr. Conspiracy October 19, 2019 at 1:25 am  (Quote) #

    I keep wondering if there is some particular website where the president gets his conspiracy theories, this latest one about the owner of CrowdStrike being Ukrainian.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/why-trump-asked-ukraines-president-about-crowdstrike/2019/10/17/e61d54c2-f12b-11e9-bb7e-d2026ee0c199_story.html

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    gorefan October 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm  (Quote) #

    Back in 2012, you posted an article on a book by Teddy Roosevelt that had a chapter on dual nationality

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2012/10/teddy-roosevelt-on-dual-nationality/

    Roosevelt knew Chester Arthur had dual citizenship which was supposedly a secret until Leo Donofrio found it in 2008.

    But there was another point that appears to have been overlooked at the time. Roosevelt writes of the case of P.A. Lelong Jr. who was born in New Orleans in 1881 to an alien (French national) father, who only naturalized in 1911.

    Roosevelt writes this about Lelong Jr., “He is eligible to the Presidency of the United States.”

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    Reality Check October 22, 2019 at 11:21 am  (Quote) #

    President Arthur’s father’s British citizenship seems to be one of the worst kept secrets in history. 😆

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    Reality Check October 29, 2019 at 10:03 am  (Quote) #

    [Rambo] Ike showed up in the comments on my latest article. He is still trying to claim Lupin’s translation of “parens” in de Vattel is wrong.

    https://rcradioblog.wordpress.com/2019/09/17/for-the-thousandth-time-anyone-born-on-us-soil-under-the-jurisdiction-of-the-united-states-is-a-natural-born-citizen-period/

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    Reality Check October 29, 2019 at 10:21 am  (Quote) #

    I can’t read the article because the WaPo’s nag window asking me to turn of Ad Blocker blocks the window where I could turn off Ad Blocker. Screw them.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I keep wondering if there is some particular website where the president gets his conspiracy theories, this latest one about the owner of CrowdStrike being Ukrainian.

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    gorefan October 31, 2019 at 10:04 pm  (Quote) #

    Mike Zullo discussing Montgomery. A little bit on the birth certificate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1704&v=U37dgND8LE0

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    Nancy "Zodiac" Owens November 1, 2019 at 11:07 am  (Quote) #

    Mike Zullo in panic mode. They succeeded with the “Monica Lewinsky” fiasco and thought that they would get away with it again. Somebody, or somebodies, were prepared this time and planned accordingly. My guess, UN.
    gorefan: Mike Zullo discussing Montgomery. A little bit on the birth certificate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1704&v=U37dgND8LE0

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    Reality Check November 5, 2019 at 12:26 pm  (Quote) #

    Sharon Rondeau investigative journalist? 😆 😆 😆 😆

    I love her couch.

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    Reality Check November 5, 2019 at 4:44 pm  (Quote) #

    I listened to as much as I could stomach. I wish someone had asked Zullo how much investigation they did into Dennis Montgomery’s background before the MCSO started working with him and throwing money his way. I think the Aram Roston’s Playboy article on Montgomery being a con man was published in 2010.

    gorefan:
    Mike Zullo discussing Montgomery.A little bit on the birth certificate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1704&v=U37dgND8LE0

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 6, 2019 at 9:37 am  (Quote) #

    Curious image found on the web. 😯

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    Rickey November 14, 2019 at 9:33 pm  (Quote) #

    While no one was paying attention, back in February of this year Christopher Earl Strunk filed another mostly incomprehensible lawsuit in the Northern District of New York against multiple defendants (Strunk v. The State of New York, et al., 1:19-CV-202). Among other things, Strunk’s 56-page Complaint alleges that there was a conspiracy to enact New York’s Reproductive Health Act.

    1. He claimed the DNC pushed for expedited passage of the law out of fear that Ruth Bader Ginsburg would die and be replaced by a pro-life justice.

    2. He claimed that Planned Parenthood wanted to pass the law because it stood to profit from “the sale of mature fetal body parts and fluids” and that the defendants were using “crypto currency” to launder funds offshore.

    3. He also accused the defendants of aiding and abetting an “ongoing illegal alien invasion” and for some reason he invoked the name of Benito Mussolini.

    4. He argued that the addition of fluoride to the water supply “diminishes user IQ” and causes residents to be dependent on government.

    5. He complained that “permissive use of Microwave communications 4G / 5G poses a health and safety risk . . . in that the electromagnetic frequencies in our body coexist in a complex manner and interact with each other nonstop” and that “mobile phones, Wi-Fi routers, etc., create fatigue, sleep problems and imbalance to the body.” He referred to this as “massive wireless densification.”

    6. He also claimed the the government has been “flooding towns and cities with inmates from psychiatric facilities.”

    The Court’s decision dismissing the case includes a review of Strunk’s many prior failures to file a successful lawsuit, and concludes that “Strunk’s complaint—which juxtaposes some kind of general harm to New York residents from fluoridated water and microwave radiation with a passing attempt to vindicate fetal rights under the umbrella of a federal civil conspiracy statute—appears to be both factually and legally frivolous.”

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    Reality Check November 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm  (Quote) #

    Leave it to Strunkie to come up with a big pile of craziness. We know New York has it’s share of loons. Besides Strunk there are Christopher Laity, and that crazy sov cit John Darash/Vidurek. Strunk probably leads the pack however.

    As I recall Strunk had a teenage son back around 2012 when he was filing his ballot challenge nonsense. I hope the kid was able to get away.

    Rickey: While no one was paying attention, back in February of this year Christopher Earl Strunk filed another mostly incomprehensible lawsuit in the Northern District of New York against multiple defendants (Strunk v. The State of New York, et al., 1:19-CV-202). Among other things, Strunk’s 56-page Complaint alleges that there was a conspiracy to enact New York’s Reproductive Health Act.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 25, 2019 at 8:00 am  (Quote) #

    The Hawaii Department of Health Obama FAQ link has gone bad. Here it is at Wayback:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20190124041115/https://health.hawaii.gov/vitalrecords/faq-obama/

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    Rickey November 29, 2019 at 5:54 pm  (Quote) #

    Reality Check: Leave it to Strunkie to come up with a big pile of craziness. We know New York has it’s share of loons. Besides Strunk there are Christopher Laity, and that crazy sov cit John Darash/Vidurek. Strunk probably leads the pack however.

    As I recall Strunk had a teenage son back around 2012 when he was filing his ballot challenge nonsense. I hope the kid was able to get away.

    One thing that Strunk has in common with Cody Robert Judy is that neither ever learned a thing from their respective legal failures.

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 9, 2019 at 7:37 pm  (Quote) #

    Older versions of this site had Good, Bad, Ugly links to sites with birther content. Many of the links have gone bad, and the feature was removed from the site some time ago. I decided to put that content on a page (linked under the Features menu) for historical reference. Here is the direct link:

    https://www.obamaconspiracy.org/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

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    gorefan December 14, 2019 at 11:18 am  (Quote) #

    For anyone still interested here is another 1959 Hawaiian birth certificate.

    https://curioustanuki.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/picture1-1.png

    And the website:

    https://tanuki2016.com/2018/10/04/my-myouji/

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 16, 2019 at 6:50 pm  (Quote) #

    Joe Arpaio is running for sheriff of Maricopa County again. (Old news)

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    Reality Check December 25, 2019 at 2:49 pm  (Quote) #

    Jerry Sheridan, Joe’s former deputy, is also running as a Republican. I suspect he will be favored over Joe to win the primary.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    Joe Arpaio is running for sheriff of Maricopa County again. (Old news)

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    Dr. Conspiracy December 30, 2019 at 10:11 am  (Quote) #
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    Dr. Conspiracy January 4, 2020 at 9:21 am  (Quote) #

    Yes folks, your favorite birther Joe Arpaio is writing a book, including material on the birth certificate investigation:

    https://www.fhtimes.com/news/local_news/arpaio-announces-new-book-deal/article_63a3cb20-25b0-11ea-8e86-031383169858.html

    Co-author David Thomas Roberts wrote:

    The details behind the stories that made Sheriff Joe famous, such as the tent city jail and the Obama birth certificate controversy, promise to make this a page-turner no matter your political ideologies. A book could be written on its own about the politically-charged contempt of court misdemeanor and the subsequent presidential pardon by his friend, President Donald Trump.

    H/t to Brian Reilly.

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    Reality Check January 9, 2020 at 10:04 am  (Quote) #

    That should be a real page turner. 😆

    I have never heard of the publisher:

    Defiance Press is a Texas-based independent, conservative-leaning book publisher of fiction, political, business and non-fiction titles through various imprints.

    How much would anyone care to bet there is nothing new on the birth certificate investigation and it is just Zullo’s recycled poop?

    Dr. Conspiracy: Yes folks, your favorite birther Joe Arpaio is writing a book, including material on the birth certificate investigation:

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    Reality Check January 18, 2020 at 3:54 pm  (Quote) #

    I am bringing back RC Radio for a brief run. I scheduled a show Monday evening at 9 PM ET.
    https://www.blogtalkradio.com/rcr/2020/01/21/reality-check-radio–the-impeachment-trial-of-donald-trump

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    gorefan February 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm  (Quote) #
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    Reality Check February 25, 2020 at 2:57 pm  (Quote) #

    This is such big news that Rondeau has devoted 3 long articles to it. Zullo says he waiting for the right time and the right group to release his super secret evidence. He is afraid if he releases it now the evil Obots will rip it to shreds.

    gorefan:
    Zullo and Gallups are fighting over ownership of birthers.

    https://www.thepostemail.com/2020/02/18/missing-from-obama-birth-certificate-chapter-mike-zullo/

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 27, 2020 at 7:51 am  (Quote) #

    Montgomery Blair Sibley in the news in a 2nd Amendment vs 1st Amendment lawsuit.

    https://www.the-leader.com/news/20200123/second-amendment-reargument-petition-to-be-made

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    Reality Check March 9, 2020 at 7:06 pm  (Quote) #

    I am still impressed that back in the day Doc C used to crank out an article a day or more on this blog. They were always well researched and well written. I cannot overestimate what an effort that was. I hope Doc and Mrs. C. are doing well and enjoying life. Thanks again for keeping the blog open. I refer to it often.

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    Reality Check March 9, 2020 at 7:09 pm  (Quote) #

    I could not let the big divorce go without a comment or two.

    https://rcradioblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/07/mike-zullo-and-carl-gallups-are-getting-divorced/

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 29, 2020 at 1:29 pm  (Quote) #

    Thanks, Richard.

    I spent a lot of time, but it was worth it.

    Reality Check:
    I am still impressed that back in the day Doc C used to crank out an article a day or more on this blog. They were always well researched and well written. I cannot overestimate what an effort that was. I hope Doc and Mrs. C. are doing well and enjoying life. Thanks again for keeping the blog open. I refer to it often.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 29, 2020 at 1:31 pm  (Quote) #

    I missed this story from last Summer about high-level talks in Washington on Obama’s birth certificate.

    https://www.thepostemail.com/2019/06/03/gallups-high-level-meetings-taking-place-in-washington-on-obama-birth-certificate/

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    Northland10 March 30, 2020 at 8:33 am  (Quote) #

    Reality Check:
    I am still impressed that back in the day Doc C used to crank out an article a day or more on this blog. They were always well researched and well written. I cannot overestimate what an effort that was. I hope Doc and Mrs. C. are doing well and enjoying life. Thanks again for keeping the blog open. I refer to it often.

    Yeah, that. I also come back to refer to things. I also have kept the comment thread on my newsreader to catch various comments.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I missed this story from last Summer about high-level talks in Washington on Obama’s birth certificate.

    https://www.thepostemail.com/2019/06/03/gallups-high-level-meetings-taking-place-in-washington-on-obama-birth-certificate/

    Too bad about the Gallups v Zullo divorce. They were sooooo close to “any day now.”

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    Rickey April 3, 2020 at 2:24 am  (Quote) #

    Bither Wayne Allyn Root has been spanked for hawking alkaline silver as a cure for the coronavirus.

    https://www.mediamatters.org/coronavirus-covid-19/new-york-ag-calls-newsmaxs-wayne-allyn-root-cease-and-desist-making-misleading

    Stay safe, everyone!

  32. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy April 15, 2020 at 10:41 am  (Quote) #

    Taitz wins appeal in 9th Circuit in Ostella v Taitz

    http://www.metnews.com/articles/2020/taitz041320.htm

  33. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy April 15, 2020 at 10:44 am  (Quote) #

    The Fogbow is holding virtual meetups weekly on Zoom. Check w/foggy for connection details.

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    Reality Check April 28, 2020 at 10:36 pm  (Quote) #

    I loved your video background tonight.

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    The Fogbow is holding virtual meetups weekly on Zoom. Check w/foggy for connection details.

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    Dr. Conspiracy April 30, 2020 at 8:31 am  (Quote) #

    John Woodman has published his “The Final Forensic Analysis of Obama’s Birth Certificate” at his website,

    ObamaBirthBook

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    John M. Woodman April 30, 2020 at 10:27 pm  (Quote) #

    Thanks for mentioning this.

    I’ve changed the title to, “The Final Word on Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate.”

    Part 1 is up. Still working on Part 2.

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    Rickey May 3, 2020 at 12:36 am  (Quote) #

    I haven’t been to Orly’s website in ages, but a brief look reveals that she is now touting hydroxychloroquine as a cure for Covid-19.

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    Reality Check May 3, 2020 at 8:23 pm  (Quote) #

    Yes, that’s because her hero Trump mentioned it. Science and facts be damned.

    I notice Trump is no longer pushing this treatment. I guess Orly hasn’t gotten the word.

    Rickey:
    I haven’t been to Orly’s website in ages, but a brief look reveals that she is now touting hydroxychloroquine as a cure for Covid-19.

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    Reality Check May 3, 2020 at 8:27 pm  (Quote) #

    Do you folks remember Karl Deninger? He was one of the self proclaimed Birther experts who came out with a video “proving” Obama’s long form birth certificate was a forgery.

    I found him on Twitter. He is a raving lunatic.

    https://twitter.com/tickerguy

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 7, 2020 at 6:02 pm  (Quote) #

    I’m getting 504 Gateway Timeouts

    John M. Woodman:
    Thanks for mentioning this.

    I’ve changed the title to, “The Final Word on Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate.”

    Part 1 is up. Still working on Part 2.

  41. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy May 7, 2020 at 6:12 pm  (Quote) #

    I have turned off Gravatar user avatars for the site for security reasons. Only commenters with accounts that uploaded an avatar will show. If you’re interested in uploading one, let me know.

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    Northland10 May 8, 2020 at 8:56 am  (Quote) #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I have turned off Gravatar user avatars for the site for security reasons. Only commenters with accounts that uploaded an avatar will show. If you’re interested in uploading one, let me know.

    Oh No!!!!! It does make sense though.

    ETA, mine is still around because of magic. 😉

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 13, 2020 at 4:56 pm  (Quote) #

    I have updated the site Resources page to include links to John Woodman’s FInal Word on Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate series.

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/resources/

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    Dr. Conspiracy May 13, 2020 at 5:08 pm  (Quote) #

    gorefan: Roosevelt knew Chester Arthur had dual citizenship which was supposedly a secret until Leo Donofrio found it in 2008.

    I don’t think I ever mentioned on this site that I made a public domain audiobook of A. P. Hinman’s contemporary work about Arthur’s eligibility: How a British Subject became President of the United States.

    https://librivox.org/how-a-british-subject-became-president-of-the-united-states-by-arthur-p-hinman/

  45. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy May 13, 2020 at 8:29 pm  (Quote) #

    Performance on the site has been an ongoing issue since I was forced to change web hosts a few years back. It’s a lot worse on the admin side than the user side, but even users not logged in get 6 second response accessing a page on a fast internet connection.

    Today I started trying to unravel the problem and I found that simply removing the well regarded caching plugin actually sped up things a little. Then I installed a new plugin called Comet Cache, and the improvement if you hit a previously visited page is stunning. I don’t know how much improvement logged in users get, as most commenters are logged in, but when not logged in I’m seeing pages fetched in a second.

    What surprised me was to look at the cache itself, the pages that are cached. In just a few minutes, all over the site there are pages being accessed, stuff from 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014. What is somewhat scary is that it appears that there are hacking attempts, for example someone trying to access the login script from a non-existent directory, admin001 (and a dozen other fictional directories).

    In any case, I use defensive plugins against attacks, and my password is very long and very random. Even I don’t know what it is.

  46. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy May 30, 2020 at 7:04 pm  (Quote) #

    Here’s a flash from the past I found on Twitter:

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    Dr. Conspiracy June 6, 2020 at 1:27 pm  (Quote) #

    I had not appreciated how deeply Donald Trump was into birtherism in 2012. I have decided to add some content on that to the blog, under the Feature menu:

    Donald Trump’s Birther Tweets

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