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January 26, 2012

Obama Birther Courtroom Update - good for a chuckle

From Jay Bookman of the AJC earlier today:

"Missives from the land of the birthers

10:27 am January 26, 2012, by Jay

I’m in the courtroom of Judge Michael Malihi, awaiting arguments in a case attempting to remove Barack Obama from the 2012 Georgia presidential ballot.

Roughly 100 people are in the courtroom, most of them older white Americans. The conversations are thick with various birthed theories being bandied about.

Dressed tastefully in black and wearing a pearl choker, The redoubtable Orly Taitz swept in a few minutes ago, making a star’s entrance amid whispers of “look, there she is!”...........

"Ms. Taitz is now going through her witness list. She has alleged so far that Obama’s name is not Obama but Soetero, and thus cannot be listed as Obama on the ballot. Her evidence is a school log from Indonesia listing a Barack Soetero.

She further alleges that his SSI number is fraudulent, stolen from somebody in Connecticut.

Frankly, she’s easily the worst lawyer I have ever seen in a courtroom. The judge has had to repeatedly admonish her for failing the most basic of courtroom procedures. Early in her presentation, she turned her back on the judge to address the audience instead. The judge told her to speak to the bench, not her crowd of admirers.

We are now being treated to “expert” testimony and “evidence” that the Hawaii birth certificate is a fraud.


Attorneys for two previous plaintiffs argued the “natural citizenship” angle, introducing Obama’s books as evidence that his father was not a citizen. The theory is that you cannot be a natural-born citizen unless you were born here and BOTH parents were citizens.

One of the attorneys was state Rep. Mark Hatfield, Republican from Waycross. He asked the judge tobuild Obama and his attorneys in contempt for refusing to appear. Another attorney accused Obama of contempt “not just for this court but for the whole judicial branch.”

The judge cut short that rant.

Judging from his body language, Malihi is not happy to be here. But maybe that’s just me.

Her current witness is laying out the grounds upon which Barack Obama could be arrested and deported for falsely claiming US citizenship......

Excellent. The judge asked Taitz to give her closing argument. In the middle of doing so, she decided to turn into her own witness and sat in the witness chair to give testimony

The judge finally stopped her.....

The hearing has ended with closing arguments by Taitz. No rulings issued, no notice of when a decision or other action might be taken.....

LINK - http://blogs.ajc.com/jay-bookman-blog/2012/01/26/missives-from-the-land-of-the-birthers/?cp=2

January 26, 2012

Romney Paid Less in Taxes Than I Tip My Waiters!

Romney paid 14%. That's what I tip when I get poor service!

For good service I tip 20%. Great service is 25%. And I've even tipped over 100% under very special circumstances.

According to Zagat the US average tip is 19.2%. And that's just for serving our tables!

That's not for providing us with national defense, police and firefighters, roads and bridges, food for the hungry, and medical aid for the indigent, and a system which allowed him to thrive.

I don't want to say he's an ungrateful SOB, but if my waiter made be a quarter of a billion dollars, I'm sure I could dig deep and find more than 14%!

That is all.

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