Posts tagged: Orly Taitz
It was with some regret that I heard Wednesday morning that President Obama has released his birth certificate. There is no issue that is better for generating comments for this website than whether Obama was born in the USA, and I am sad to see it go.
The “birther” controversy, as it is often called, even has a special connection to the Inland Northwest vortex, that inescapable force of nature that connects national and international news events to our area. It was in Moscow, Idaho, after all, that Orly Taitz confronted Chief Justice John Roberts about her legal challenge to Obama's eligibililty to be president…
Bad news for “birthers”, those people who think Barack Obama
isn’t legally president because he wasn’t born in the
Birthers may have briefly harbored hope – and people who think the whole idea is crazy as bat spit may have arched an eyebrow – about two weeks ago when the Eastern Washington Republican gave a wishy-washy answer to a question about Obama’s legal qualifications to a blogger from the Huffington Post while hurrying up the Capitol steps.
Asked if she thought Obama was a natural-born citizen, constitutionally permitted to be president, she replied: “We’re all going to find out.”
Asked what she believed personally, she said: “Oh, I’d like to see the documents.”
Gotta love a story with legs, and that’s exactly what the Barack Obama birth certificate “controversy” seems to have.
Love it even more when the legs include local folks or place. First it was Orly Taitz asking Chief Justice Roberts a question about the controversy down at the University of Idaho. Now we have Huffington Post asking Republican members of Congress whether they think Obama is a natural born U.S. citizen, eligible to serve as president.
And the second person in the video? Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, queried as she jaunts up the steps. Rep. Dave Reichert of suburban Seattle also shows up about 1:15 in.
From the other side of the political spectrum, we have a conservative voice none other than Ann Coulter saying conservatives don’t care about this, have dismissed it, says the “birthers” are cranks and it’s only the liberal media that’s trying to make it an issue.
The Obama Birth Certificate “controversy” is getting more and more attention from the news media this summer. Apparently they have run out of stories telling people that Michael Jackson is still dead.
So much attention, in fact, that Jon Stewart weighed in last nigh, with clips of Lou Dobbs, Orly Taitz, Chris Matthews.
Wonder which way he comes down on the issue? click to see.
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Reader John W. Snyder Jr. wrote recently to find out whatever happened to the documents Chief Justice John Roberts got down in Moscow, Idaho, on President Obama’s birth certificates. (If that made you say “Huh?” Catch up at this link.)
Here’s the update:
Copies of Dr. Orly Taitz’s documents were forwarded to the Supreme Court clerk’s office, but were sent back because they weren’t in a form the court could accept, a spokeswoman for the court said. The court suggested they be resubmitted in a form that could be accepted.
Dr. Taitz confirmed Wednesday she got the documents, and the letter from the clerk. She takes some issue with what the court is suggesting. . .
Anyone who thought questions about Barack Obama’s citizenship
were laid to rest by the election or a series of court decisions tossing out
lawsuits trying to challenge the election on that issue might have been
surprised by a question Chief Justice John Roberts got during his recent visit
When Roberts finished his prepared speech and opened the floor to questions at the University of Idaho this month, the first person to the microphone was a woman who said she’d travelled since 3 a.m. that morning to get from California to Moscow, so she begged for a little indulgence on the moderator’s rule that questioners be from the sponsoring College of Law so she could ask a question.
About “illegal activity in the Supreme Court.”
About her case being “erased from the docket” under circumstances that sounded, to say the least, suspicious.
About the president, whom she called Barack Hussein Obama aka Barry Soetero, not legally being president because he was “a foreign national at birth.”
Chief Justice John Roberts doesn’t do much public speaking, so it was a treat for the University of Idaho to land him for a speech and a chance to answer a few questions at the College of Law’s Bellwood Lecture Series.
But the first question may be a good example of why members of the Supreme Court don’t go out much on the speaking circuit.
Roberts gave his speech on why law students and lawyers might want to emulate Abraham Lincoln’s career as a lawyer, and was ready to field a few questions. See story reprinted below, or click here.) The moderator reiterated that Roberts couldn’t talk about pending cases or his opinions on past decisions, and asked that the questions be limited to folks from U of I, since this was, after all, a university sponsored event. And ask a question, don’t make a speech, he added.
The first person managed to go 0 for 3, saying that she was a lawyer who left Southern California at 3 a.m., begged the crowd’s indulgence and launched into a discussion of “illegal activities going on in the Supreme Court of the United States” surrounding a petition she was trying to file to get the court to look at…