Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chief Judge allows Orly to "phone it in" [Updated]*

Judge Susan Oki Mollway
In an unusual move the chief judge of the federal district court in Hawaii, Susan Mollway,  has ordered the world's worst attorney Orly Taitz to appear in her court room next Tuesday at a hearing on a motion for ECF filer status that Taiz submitted. The granting of ECF access privileges is normally a routine matter that can be handled with a simple submission of an application but Judge Mollway has decided that she wants to have Taitz appear in person to defend the application. We can only speculate why such an unusual hearing has been scheduled. Maybe the courts are finally catching on to Orly and her traveling freak show? One can only hope!

It appears that Taitz will have to turn right around and travel back to the Aloha State in the near future for a hearing scheduled on September 14 in the Taitz v Astrue case. All these trips to Hawaii must be putting a dent in her flying monkeys' frequent flyer mile accounts.

[See update below]

This is not Judge Mollway's first case dealing with birth certificates and the procedures followed by the Department of Health. She recently dismissed a case filed by a clerk for another Judge in the Ninth Circuit of all people. The case filed by Adam Gustafson and his wife was over a requirement that the parents race be provided on the  birth certificate application. Judge Mollway was not impressed with the suit and made this comment in her dismissal:

"This case is an example of why people who overreact to situations are accused of “making a federal case out of nothing.'

Plaintiff Adam Gustafson and his wife… proceed pro se against various state officials. The Gustafsons complain about having been asked to state their race and any Spanish origin on a birth certificate registration form submitted in October 2009 for their Hawaii-born daughter. The Gustafsons articulated to the State their objection to a birth certificate identifying their races.

The court has no quarrel with the Gustafsons’ wish for a birth certificate devoid of such information. What follows, though, shows questionable judgment."
Did you catch that first sentence, Orly? Could this is a clue as to why Judge Mollway has taken an  interest in Orly's case? David Lat has a good article on the Gustafson v Fukino case at Above the Law.

In other news in the Taitz v Astrue case State of Hawaii Deputy AG Jill Nagamine has filed a response to Taitz motion to compel her subpoena of vital records held by the Department of Health. The response contained the key flaws in Taitz' subpoenas that several posters at the Fogbow have pointed out repeatedly:
  1. Taitz failed to properly serve Director Fuddy
  2. Even if one assumed proper service Hawaii laws prevent the state from granting Taitz access to the vital records
  3. Obama's birth certificate has nothing to do with a FOIA case asking for social security records.
The response also included a copy of the letter that the  representative of the Department of Health, Keith Yamamoto,  handed to Taitz on August 8th. Stay tuned to RC Radio for future action.


TAITZ v ASTRUE (USDC HI) - 9.0 - MEMORANDUM in Opposition to Plaintiff's Emergency Ex-Parte Motion -


TAITZ v ASTRUE (USDC HI) - 9.3 - # 3 Exhibit Exhibit A - Gov.uscourts.hid.98529.9.3

* [Updated 8/28/2011] Orly now claims that she will join the hearing via telephone. We speculated as such on RC Radio the other night. Nothing on the docket reflects the change but we will know Tuesday.
[Updated 9/10/2011] Judge Mollway did indeed allow Taitz to call into the hearing. A transcript of the hearing is available. Taitz's original claim from the hearing that Judge Mollway granted her ECF filer status during the hearing proved to be incorrect. Judge Mollway merely pointed Orly to the web site where she could apply for the privilege.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Random Thoughts on Birtherism

Yes, I have been a slacker lately. I admit it. But, hey, we did two shows the week before last when we covered Orly's Great Hawaiian Adventure with Paul Irey and Douglas Vogt in tow. Speaking of Paul Irey, someone must have pointed him to my critique of his flawed analysis. He popped in with a couple of comments as "Anonymous". Mr. Irey again demonstrated his lack of credentials as a document examiner. He also can't understand why the Department of Health in Honolulu would not allow the crackpot Orly Taitz and her two biased amateur buffoons "experts" in with their microscopes and scanners to examine a document that they are prevented by law from viewing.

In case you have not seen it yet there is a new Facebook Group called Orly's World that has generated quite a bit of activity. A few Birthers have joined to regurgitate the same lies about the authenticity of the LFBC and COLB and to try to rewrite the definition of "natural born citizen" based on sheer fantasy.

Our previous guest on RC Radio, Tim Adams, submitted his masters thesis titled Discourse and Conflict: The President Barak H. Obama Birth Certificate Controversy and the New Media. [emphasis added] In fairness to Adams the misspelling of the President's name is on the cover sheet that may have been prepared by someone else at Western Kentucky University. This is a small sample of Adams' writing style that he calls "New Journalism" from "Chapter II - The Beginning":

Down in the Bluegrass
Unbeknownst to my detractors—being as I was coming to Western Kentucky
University from my alma mater, the University of Hawaii—I had already been vetted
many times. I’ve held several positions in both military and civil service, each of which
required both a background check and a top secret or higher security clearance. I had just
recently been invited to the Honolulu Police Academy as part of their community
enforcement program but had allowed myself to be dissuaded by my then-current love
interest’ fears of such a job. A short time later, the girl was gone and so was my
opportunity, as is so often the case when dealing with women.
Yes, that is what apparently is acceptable for a masters thesis in English these days at Western Kentucky. ConWebBlog provided a review of both Adam's thesis and Jack Cashill's fluff piece on it in World Net Daily: Tim Adams'Crappy Masters Thesis

What self-respecting professor would not have rejected Adams' thesis outright for this massive typo alone?
Adams makes other embarrassing errors as well. For instance, he writes, "The other reason anyone daring to call the current administration into question is because to quote the Rolling Stones, 'Meet the new boss/same as the old boss' ('Teenage Wasteland')" -- managing to get both the name of the song the lyric comes from and the band that performed it completely wrong. (It's "Baba O'Riley" by The Who.) He also misspells WND editor Joseph Farah's name and commits the editing error of introducing him as "Mr. Farar" but not mentioning his first name until 12 pages later.
As for the thesis itself, once you get past the subpar stabs at Hunter  Thompson-esque prose -- indeed, he portrays his entire birther adventure as an attempt at "gonzo" journalism -- it's clear that Adams does not want to tell the full story of "the conflicts surrounding speech and public discourse, and the barriers to and consequences for unpopular speech."
Adams portrays "Mr. Farar’s people at World Net Daily," along with the people at the tabloid the Globe, as outlets that treated himwell, as opposed to other outlets that "were something less than stellar when it came to the veracity and honesty of their reporting on me." But as we've detailed, WND did not engage in honesty and veracity in its reporting about Adams, actively hiding the fact that Adams first made his birther claims to a pro-white radio host broadcasting from a conference by an organization descended from Southern anti-integration activists.
Dean Haskins is still pimping his big Birther Summit that promises to bring in tens of people. he might even eclipse Carl Swennson's great Pitchfork Rally in Atlanta that drew a dozen. Dean's $15,000 Challenge to Colin Powell to come sit through 3 hours of crazy has gone two weeks with no answer so Dean is now inviting Bill O'Reilly, Anderson Cooper, George Stephanopoulos, and Chris Matthews to be wowed by their "evidence" for pay. (Well, not really because Dean and his buds will determine if they did a super job).

Meanwhile, in the real world, it appears that our President has scored another significant success as the government of Muammar Gaddafi is falling as I write.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jerome Corsi - Ass Ace Reporter

WND Reporter Jerome Corsi
Jerome Corsi has published a series of articles on the extreme right wing blog World Net Daily that purport to expose what he deems to be a vast network of paid Obama operatives who congregate at The Fogbow Forum and who he claims are all over  Internet wreaking havoc on poor unsuspecting eligibility deniers (aka Birthers). His first article revealed the identity of field general,  PJ Foggy (Bill Bryan) the administrator of the Fogbow forum  and a subsequent article focused on The Fogbow member "Rikker". Corsi's article on "Foggy" included a photograph of Foggy with is young sons. It was a nice touch by Corsi to drag Bryan's children into the fray.  The original article also included an exhortation for Corsi's readers to call Bryan at his place of business to harass him. That call to harass Bryan seems to have been quietly removed by the author. I personally cannot remember a more disgusting piece of journalism but I am sure if I took some time I could find one on WND and it probably would be under the Corsi byline.

The latest "masterpiece" from Corsi revealed that he has confirmed that the ring leader of them all, none other than Jimbot, aka Neonzx, who is in real life (according to Corsi) one James A. Johnson, a Democratic party heavyweight and former chief of Fannie Mae. Johnson is a multimillionaire and at one time headed the team tasked to pick potential running mates for Barack Obama when he secured the nomination in 2008. This choice tidbit of information about Jimbot was supplied to Corsi by the dean of Birther broadcasters Ed Hale. According to Hale, Corsi and his team even flew down to Ed's home in Wellington, Texas to review Ed's evidence about Jimbot. Hale who is best remembered for calling the old Art Bell show and claiming he had killed two Bigfoots (Bigfeet?) gave PJ member Neonzx the nickname Jimbot when he called his show way back in 2008 and Ed decided without any particular proof that "Jimbot" was a White House insider. Now exactly how Ed then decided Jimbot was James A. Johnson is not clear. One clue may be a Friend of the Court brief filed by "J. Johnson" in the Liberi v Taitz case and posted on Neonzx's SCRIBD page. Gee, that is really conclusive evidence isn't it? How many folks named J. Johnson are there in the United States? Neonzx never says that the brief is his either.

Another of Corsi's sources is a Birther from Maryland who goes by the handle "KenyaBornObamaCorn" and who was banned from YoutTube for repeated violations of the TOS when she posted videos purporting to out  "Obots" including yours truly. Her information was assembled clumsily and was shown to be wildly inaccurate. For example, she originally labeled the same Neonzx as "Justin" who is the administrator of Politijab. She made many other errors too but I don't really want to help her find her mistakes.

Is Neonzx really James A. Johnson? Several interviews with the real James A. Johnson are available on YouTube including one I found from Australian television from 2009. There are several shows with Neonzx/Jimbot out there too. I didn't have to look far since Jimbot hosted my own Land of the Obots show back in 2009 and has called RC Radio as recently as last week. I put together this audio montage with both of the "Jimbots" so you could listen and judge for yourself. Tale of the Two Jimbots:

It is obvious that they are not the same person and that neonzx has a much younger sounding voice than James A. Johnson.

These photos are also easily found with a quick search: (So why couldn't the great investigative journalist Corsi find these?)

James A. Johnson aka "Jimbot"

Neonzx aka Jimbot aka Justin

Corsi calls himself an investigative reporter but he didn't take five minutes to check out the crap that Ed Hale and KYBOA were feeding him. Any reporter (including this humble blogger and radio host) has first and foremost the duty to try to publish facts. We all interpret those facts but it is another thing altogether to publish what one has to know is a blatant, bold faced lie as has Mr. Corsi. Mr. Corsi seemed to admit on Plains Radio last night that he might just have a small problem with his huge story. He said that his source for confirmation of the article about James A. Johnson was PJ Foggy the administrator at The Fogbow.  Let me repeat that: Corsi's only confirmation for Ed Hale's concocted fantasy is that a guy with a rooster avatar who is known for mocking and satire all around Birthistan posted mockingly that "Jerome Corsi has found us out". So now that Foggy is deriding Corsi for buying this ridiculous story guess who Corsi is blaming? Why Foggy and everyone on The Fogbow of course.

On the same program Corsi was going through his roll call of Obots and mentioned "Epectitus" (Frank Arduini) who was my guest on RC Radio a few weeks ago. Corsi said "I plan to call Frank's employer to see if they agree with Arduini's views on Obama's eligibility". Really? Does it really matter to this faux-journalist what Arduini's employer thinks? Why doesn't Corsi man up and admit that he is behaving like a vindictive child and wants to cause any problems he can for everyone who dares to criticize him or other Birthers?

Corsi published these lies because he has an agenda. He wants to sell his book to Birthers and to defame the President and his supporters. He couldn't care less for the truth. Mr. Corsi, this is Harvard University calling. We would like our PhD back.