Missives from the land of the birthers

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!”

A bailiff has summoned attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants into chambers for a pre-hearing conference. Since the Obama camp has decided to boycott the hearing, only the four plaintiffs’ attorneys, including Taitz, are in the session.

The plaintiffs have queued up a number of exhibits, including CBS and ABC videos reporting on Obama’s time in Indonesia. No sign of whether such exhibits will be allowed.

Can you clean up and post the below on my blog on an entry headlined “Missives ….?”

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!”

A bailiff has summoned attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants into chambers for a pre-hearing conference. Since the Obama camp has decided to boycott the hearing, only the four plaintiffs’ attorneys, including Taitz, are in the session.

The plaintiffs have queued up a number of exhibits, including CBS and ABC videos reporting on Obama’s time in Indonesia. No sign of whether such exhibits will be allowed.

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Quotemeister

January 26th, 2012
10:32 am

“HAHAHAHAHAHA! This is gonna be great.” Quotemeister

N-GA

January 26th, 2012
10:32 am

Georgians should be proud!

Jerome Horwitz

January 26th, 2012
10:33 am

Is my brother Moe there too? And Larry? If so I’m on my way. This court could use some real stooges!

Midori

January 26th, 2012
10:33 am

Oily, Oily, Oily

that woman truly needs a life

SOUTHERN ATL

January 26th, 2012
10:35 am

This is an embarrassing day for the state of Georgia!

Midori

January 26th, 2012
10:36 am

Southern ATL – At least we now know how Arizona feels :lol:

Normal

January 26th, 2012
10:37 am

I wonder if Georgia left the Union now, would anyone care… :roll:

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
10:37 am

GA: the laughingstock of the nation for various reasons.

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:37 am

most of them older white Americans.

RACIST! BOOKMAN U R A RACIST FOR NOTICING!!!!11!!

Welcome to the Occupation

January 26th, 2012
10:38 am

Jay, if any of these good folks have any insight on where this uppity black intruder came from and what his intentions are in seeking to lead the free world, let us know!

I just hope we don’t have to offer up any first born in sacrifice to get him to go back to where came from.

It’s just terrible. To live to see this day come.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
10:39 am

Roughly 100 people are in the courtroom, most of them older white Americans.

So you checked their birth certificates?

Welcome to the Occupation

January 26th, 2012
10:40 am

jewcowboy: “GA: the laughingstock of the nation for various reasons.”

Yeah can you just imagine if we had a state government led by a flaming socialist like New Jersey or something. They’d show em! They’d quash this nonsense in the blink of an eye!

Granny Godzilla

January 26th, 2012
10:41 am

Golly I’d love to be there……

Paul Brounshirt

January 26th, 2012
10:42 am

ByteMe: “Roughly 100 people are in the courtroom, most of them older white Americans.

So you checked their birth certificates”

Racial profiling alive and well at the AJC, a paper that has sent one of its minions to slur this honest example of democracy and freedom at work.

AmVet

January 26th, 2012
10:42 am

Welcome to Georgia. Laughingstock of the Republic!

And damn proud of it!

Mr. Snarky

January 26th, 2012
10:43 am

What a bunch of dummies!

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:44 am

Racial profiling alive and well at the AJC

Does your wee-wee hurt as well?

TaxPayer

January 26th, 2012
10:44 am

And there to the left is Scout and who’s the old white guy dressed up like Paul Revere next to him and aren’t those the North Georgia terrorists over there? Are they on trial today. — Scenes from ToonTown.

RB from Gwinnett

January 26th, 2012
10:44 am

I wasn’t aware Americans had the option of ignoring court subpoenas? I think I’ll try that approach too if ever needed since the precedent has been set.

AmVet

January 26th, 2012
10:44 am

Paul, obviously common sense is not one of your strengths!

What do you think they are?

Kenyans?

LOL…

Jay

January 26th, 2012
10:44 am

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.

Surreal.

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:45 am

There are days (ok, nights, usually) when I pop in here and see Jay’s stuck baby-sitting some poor, misguided, likely early-onset Alzheimer’s cases who post here and I think I wouldn’t take that gig if you paid me triple his salary.

And then there are days like this when I think he’s probably got the coolest job inside the Perimeter and I might do it for free. So there ya go.

Anyhow, do they sell popcorn at this Oily Taintathon, Jay?

USinUK

January 26th, 2012
10:45 am

Jay – did you bring popcorn???

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:46 am

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
10:46 am

“she’s easily the worst lawyer I have ever seen in a courtroom”

But how is she as a Dentist and Real Estate Agent?

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:47 am

did you bring popcorn???

what an undignified question to ask.

godless heathen

January 26th, 2012
10:47 am

Must be something to it since the AJC has dispatched their ace columnist to the proceedings. Nothing lends cred like newspaper coverage.

USinUK

January 26th, 2012
10:47 am

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

don’t let him near a deck of cards!!!

he’s the Indo-manchurian-muslim-sociamalist Candidate!

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:48 am

Welcome to the Occupation

January 26th, 2012
10:48 am

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

If it were night we could play a drinking game based on who can guess how many minutes before the thing gets thrown out.

Wait a minute, where’s Sinkwich? Where’s JKL2? Maybe we can play that drinking game yet.

Ivan Cohen

January 26th, 2012
10:49 am

Gomer Pyle said it best “shazam”! Someone cue up Vicki Lawrence’s song because obviously the “lights” are still out in Georgia. “100 points of light” in a courtroom.

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:49 am

barking frog

January 26th, 2012
10:49 am

I think it is a mistake for Obama’s attorneys to boycott. My
experience is don’t mess with the judges.

Welcome to the Occupation

January 26th, 2012
10:50 am

Wow, Jay, if the zoolike atmosphere down here is any indication, it must be bedlam over by the courtroom. How does it look? Any bloody noses yet among all the cameramen?

Granny Godzilla

January 26th, 2012
10:51 am

RB

Well President Obama is certainly not the first…..see both Washington and Jefferson.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 26th, 2012
10:53 am

Well Frog, this is an ALJ hearing not a state or superior court. The decision is completely reviewable de novo.

DBCOOPER

January 26th, 2012
10:53 am

More distractions from the left leaning media. LOOK at my right hand while in my left America sinks further into the Abyss.

Lets look at the numbers people. Does someone’s ideology come before the health of our nation? Is the color of Obama’s skin matter more than the fact black people are struggling more than almost anytime in modern history..Cities like Detriot and Jackson MS are withering away under unemployment, lack of anyway out etc.

It begs the question? If Obama was white and Republican or just white? And the country was sinking like it has in the past three years. Would all this support and Left vitrial and accusations of racism? I think not.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
10:53 am

So, wait… somehow the birth certificate and newspaper advertising from 1961 is a fake, but a school log from Indonesia in the latter ’60’s is legit?

ty webb

January 26th, 2012
10:53 am

Actually, Obama does have a fierce defense representative there…Jay Bookman.

carlosgvv

January 26th, 2012
10:53 am

It looks as though certain State of Georgia officials have a sworn duty to keep us the laughing stock of the Nation. Is it any wonder that so many Americans have nothing but contempt for us when this foolish racist behavior takes center stage?

getalife

January 26th, 2012
10:54 am

Where are your papers oily?

Halftrack

January 26th, 2012
10:54 am

We have a fundamental problem here. The President should not be allowed to abandon a court order. He could send his lawyer, or other representatives. To ignore this order is a slap in the face of justice and civility. He is not above the law. The Constitution says that the President is to be a natural born citizen. Either the Supreme Court or Congress: ie Senate should be responsible to certify all candidates for President as being legitimate. The lack of accountability is over the top.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 26th, 2012
10:56 am

Are there any real attorneys in that courtroom? They better have some “real” experts to challenge a birth certificate certified by the State of Hawaii. Have they never heard of the 10th Amendment? How about issue preclusion?

mm

January 26th, 2012
10:56 am

” wasn’t aware Americans had the option of ignoring court subpoenas?”

So you are giving Bush and his cronies a free pass on that one? What a surprise.

Steve - USA (I support "None Of The Above")

January 26th, 2012
10:57 am

Anybody recognize you yet Jay? If you someone jumps up, points at you and shouts “antic-christ” you better run for the door! :)

JOE Cool

January 26th, 2012
10:57 am

“Roughly 100 people are in the courtroom, most of them older white Americans. ”

JAY, Im Curious………How many other people in the courtroom that’s NOT staff/employees are minorities??

Any bets anyone? :-)

USinUK

January 26th, 2012
10:57 am

dB – I believe this is your opportunity to post the Kenyan birth certificate link again …

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
10:57 am

DBCOOPER,

“More distractions from the left leaning media.”

It’s the media’s fault that some nutjobs are filing frivolous lawsuits? Way to shift the blame.

“Does someone’s ideology come before the health of our nation?”
Ask the nutjobs that file these frivolous suits.

I love how you blame the left for what the stupid crap the right is doing. What it must me like to live in your world.

Jay

January 26th, 2012
10:58 am

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.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
10:58 am

We have a fundamental problem here. The President should not be allowed to abandon a court order.

Only “fundamental problem” I see is your understanding of how the Constitution made the three branches of government equals. The court has no standing to subpeona the President, because to force him to comply would imply that the court is greater than the executive… and it’s not.

TaxPayer

January 26th, 2012
10:58 am

I need to see your long-form birth certificate, Ms. Orly, before we can proceed because new Georgia law prohibits any illegal aliens from working for any government agency. Now, which Georgia county were you born in, for the record? — The Judge

Duper

January 26th, 2012
10:59 am

what’s not to discredit/validate?
Twistin’ the day away

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 26th, 2012
10:59 am

Americans had the option of ignoring court subpoenas?

It is not a COURT subpoena. It is a hearing agency subpoena and different rules apply. These are often the nuances that are not understood by the general public reading from newspaper accounts without the complete details and training. But if you want to be fully informed….OSAH is your friend. It even has videos for the reading disinclined.

getalife

January 26th, 2012
11:00 am

Deport oily today Judge.

JimR

January 26th, 2012
11:00 am

Why did you not report on the cases of the first two plaintiffs? They are not arguing BHO’s citizenship status, they are arguing that he was not eligible to be POTUS due to not being a natural born citizen, as both of his parents were not citizens.

That said. the documentation questions that Orly Taitz’s witnesses are bringing up certainly are interesting. Why haven’t we heard about these documentation problems much from the AJC?

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
11:00 am

Halftrack,

“To ignore this order is a slap in the face of justice and civility.”

For the admin judge to not dismiss this as completely frivolous and admonish those who filed the case is a slap in the face of justice and civility.

getalife

January 26th, 2012
11:02 am

jimr,

birthers should be deported.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 26th, 2012
11:02 am

They can try to hang their hats on the natural born question. That is the only colorable argument that has viability.

Contempt for the GA hearing? Hmmm a whine by the people who have contempt for the federal executive branch. :lol:

Me

January 26th, 2012
11:02 am

Maybe the US constitution will finally be followed!! At least all the great service men who died and fought for this great country have another state to be proud of!! All the socialist/communist that are Georgia haters, you can always move to China and renounce your citizenship! If you LIKE Obama you will LOVE them!!! Oh and this isn’t just happening in GA. There are MANY of these same ballot challenges already filed in DOZENS of states!!! Long live the the true Americans who actually love this country and the freedoms that it offers!!

Jane

January 26th, 2012
11:03 am

Goodness. What does the race of people in the courtroom matter? Are “white people” now going to be dismissed as merely biased? What kind of a country has this turned into?

I love this response to Obama’s laywer’s complaint:

“In following the procedures set forth in the Georgia Election Code, I expect the administrative law judge to report his findings to me after his full consideration of the evidence and law. Upon receipt of the report, I will fully and fairly review the entire record and initial decision of the administrative law judge.

Anything you and your client place in the record in response to the challenge will be beneficial to my review of the initial decision; however, if you and your client [Obama] choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.”

From the GA Secretary of State’s office.

LOL. Pwnd.

Jay

January 26th, 2012
11:03 am

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

Peadawg

January 26th, 2012
11:03 am

Jay
January 26th, 2012
10:58 am

What does make Obama and his lawyers different than everyday citizens? Why isn’t he held in contempt or something? What would happen if I was defendant in a case and refused to show up?

BTW, this whole thing a crock of shyte and embarrasses GA even more…just wondering.

Peadawg

January 26th, 2012
11:04 am

“most of them older white Americans” – Just curious as to why this matters?

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 26th, 2012
11:04 am

JimR–You are wrong they are arguing it all. And the deserve to look silly for not chosing their best arguments and leaving out the silliness of Tates.

Jeff Young

January 26th, 2012
11:04 am

http://www.art2superpac.com/ is where you can watch Orly Taitz make her case. There are a few funny moments in the proceedings, but this is a serious case that can influence the future of our great nation.

getalife

January 26th, 2012
11:05 am

Perhaps the President’s new power to lock up Americans can come into play here for oily and her gop friends.

Send them to gitmo.

Jane

January 26th, 2012
11:05 am

Byteme wrote: “Only “fundamental problem” I see is your understanding of how the Constitution made the three branches of government equals. The court has no standing to subpeona the President, because to force him to comply would imply that the court is greater than the executive… and it’s not.”

The court is subpoenaing *candidate* Obama. Does a President get a free pass as to ballot rules? I think not.

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
11:06 am

Really?,

“We as tax paying citizens have the right to know who this man in the White House is.”
The State of HI told you who he is, as had the Clinton political machine, John McCain and the GOP. Sorry if you choose not to listen, but the courts are not supposed to be there to help the willfully ignorant.

Granny Godzilla

January 26th, 2012
11:06 am

jewcowboy

BRAVO!

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
11:06 am

Just curious as to why this matters?

I think Jay is playing up the senility angle.

Embarrased for GA

January 26th, 2012
11:07 am

Goodbye Tea Party. Hello Moonshine Caucus. Perhaps Orly could do something more useful – like start a Foundation to Stop Neo-Nazis from Sodomizing Farm Animals.

Midori

January 26th, 2012
11:07 am

“most of them older white Americans” – Just curious as to why this matters?

it would be a waste of keystrokes to try to explain it to you.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
11:08 am

Does a President get a free pass as to ballot rules?

No, but the Parties are responsible for determining who gets on the ballot, not the states and not the Secretary of State’s office. That’s the law here in Georgia. But I’m guessing you didn’t know that, so I’ll give you a pass for now. Read up!

JF McNamara

January 26th, 2012
11:08 am

Jay,

Is Kyle there. If so, is he sitting with the birthers cheering on Orly and her mad band.

Midori

January 26th, 2012
11:08 am

who were you yesterday Jane?

JOE Cool

January 26th, 2012
11:09 am

Really?

January 26th, 2012
11:02 am

You sound ridiculously stoooooooop!d.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 26th, 2012
11:10 am

wow, the ALJ is letting them testify as to deportation? Does he believe he has immigration powers?

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
11:10 am

“Long live the the true Americans who actually love this country and the freedoms that it offers!!”

The irony drips intensely from that statement.

Butch Cassidy

January 26th, 2012
11:10 am

Really? – ““We as tax paying citizens have the right to know who this man in the White House is.”

Well perhaps you and the rest of the GOP machine should have asked in the 2 year run up to Obama being elected President. Or, is it your contention that Obama was allowed to win as part of some grand Republican plan?

Adam

January 26th, 2012
11:11 am

You know, I wish I was there. Can’t wait to see how this turns out.

getalife

January 26th, 2012
11:11 am

There should be consequences for lying about our President.

I hope this judge locks oily and the gop up for this treason..

Adam

January 26th, 2012
11:12 am

Butch: Well perhaps you and the rest of the GOP machine should have asked in the 2 year run up to Obama being elected President

They did and he released his birth certificate. The short form that is accepted by everyone except a small minority of the American public for ONLY ONE GUY in the entire history of people who take any office.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
11:12 am

The court is subpoenaing *candidate* Obama.

No, they are subpoenaing President Obama. He is the President, the head of the Executive branch, the branch that would be responsible for enforcing the subpoena, which means it can’t be enforced without his consent.

And if you go with the tortured “logic” that it’s only about his 2012 ballot qualifications, then you are ignoring that if the ballot qualifications are found wanting that would invalidate his position as President, so it’s really all about the latter.

Butch Cassidy

January 26th, 2012
11:13 am

getalife – “I hope this judge locks oily and the gop up for this treason..”

I’d be satisifed if he just stuck them with the bill. :)

Jane

January 26th, 2012
11:13 am

ByteMe,

I have a question for you, though. Don’t the parties have to certify that the candidate is eligible? (I think I saw forms signed by the Democrat party to that effect. Nancy Pelosi changed the form — it’s different in HI from the lower 48, so that the DNC didn’t have to state that Obama was eligible according to election laws but according to party laws.)

If, for example, the Georgia Republican Party put up, for the sake of argument, a native Cuban, wouldn’t there be some legal ability to stop it?

jewcowboy

January 26th, 2012
11:13 am

Peadawg,

“Just curious as to why this matters?”

Perhaps to illustrate the setting for the scene in the courtroom.

Paulo977

January 26th, 2012
11:14 am

stands for decibels

January 26th, 2012
10:46 am
____________________
Thank you for at least trying to educate RB!!!

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
11:14 am

We as tax paying citizens have the right to know who this man in the White House is.

So you’re saying that FOX News and the entire rightwing blogosphere really sucks at their job of investigative reporting. Right?

Jay

January 26th, 2012
11:14 am

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.

Butch Cassidy

January 26th, 2012
11:16 am

Jane – “I have a question for you, though. Don’t the parties have to certify that the candidate is eligible?”

I have another question. Why didn’t someone on the Republican side come up with the brilliant strategy to contest his eligibilty prior to Obama winning the Whitehouse?

getalife

January 26th, 2012
11:16 am

Butch,

I think they should be charged with treason and then they would have to pay lawyers to fight it.

I hope the President’s lawyers are working on charges.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
11:16 am

Don’t the parties have to certify that the candidate is eligible?

Yes, that is correct. And they did certify it. And — by law — the State of Georgia is not in a position to question it.

And as for your “I think I saw where someone changed the form…” nonsense, I’ll just let you relive the glory that was McCain’s defeat at the hands of the Marxist-in-Chief.

getalife

January 26th, 2012
11:16 am

Make them pay judge.

jconservative

January 26th, 2012
11:17 am

“The Constitution says that the President is to be a natural born citizen. Either the Supreme Court or Congress: ie Senate should be responsible to certify all candidates for President as being legitimate.”

Halftrack, the Supreme Court has ruled 3 times that Obama is a natural born US citizen and meets the constitutional requirements to hold the office of President of the US.

Also, in the one case it hads they ruled that John McCain was a natural born US citizen and met the requirements ffor the presidency.

And if this case reaches the Supreme Court they will rule the same way again.

ByteMe

January 26th, 2012
11:17 am

The judge finally stopped her.

Not before more brain cells died and were not replaced.

There's A Stench of Racism and A Putrid Odor of Ignorance In Atlanta

January 26th, 2012
11:17 am

@N-GA
January 26th, 2012
10:32 am
Georgians should be proud!
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Proud?

Proverbs 16:5
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Proverbs 29:23
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Galatians 6:3
For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

USinUK

January 26th, 2012
11:18 am

“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”

:lol:

seeeeeeeeeeend in the cloooooooowns …

Joe The Plumber too.

January 26th, 2012
11:19 am

Gotta go with jay on this one, what a waste of courtroom time.

Mavis Rooster

January 26th, 2012
11:19 am

Whenever someone doesn’t just automatically believe that the Emperor is well dressed all the mental midgets starts talking about how embarassing it is.

USMC

January 26th, 2012
11:20 am

What a waste of taxpayers’ money and a complete farce! :-)