Dean Haskins, organizer of The Birther Summit, must have watched the movie, Patton, and was stirred by George C. Scott’s rendition of General Patton’s motivational speech. Particularly this part:
Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.”
I guess he got to thinking about it, and realized that Birthers have pretty much lost every court battle they have fought, and Haskins thinks he has discovered the reason. . . Orly Taitz. The first shots in the feud were fired on January 19, 2012. In Haskins‘ own words, from some choice excerpts in his OF SUBPOENAS, TRIALS, AND A VEXATIOUS LITIGANT:
At issue are two dynamics concerning Orly Taitz I believe need to be addressed—namely, a lack of understanding of the law, and a megalomaniacal persona.
I think we have all been very forgiving of Orly’s numerous legal “missteps” in the past, because we have all believed that she would eventually do something right, and our case would finally be “heard.” I am now convinced that will never happen—at least not at the hand of Orly Taitz
Repeatedly filing motions and “subpoenas” to obtain something to which she has no legal right is what will eventually win her “vexatious litigant” status.
Believe me, I understand the principle of flinging enough poo against the wall in the belief that, eventually, something will stick; and generally, I know that, in the right situation, that can be an effective approach. Unfortunately, in this instance, it has not been; and my gut feeling is that both the Hawaii and Georgia courts have intercepted the proverbial poo before it has hit the wall, and very soon, will be tossing it at a fan.
This was followed on January 20, 2012 by the analytical thesis, HAS ORLY ACTUALLY WON!!! WON!!! WON???
This is a follow-up to something I posted yesterday. Before making my observations, I want to make a guarantee. If it turns out that I was wrong in my previous statement, I will gladly state that I was wrong, and issue a full apology to Orly about my legal assessment (which is something I already know would never be a reciprocal agreement). However, I am certainly not prepared to do that today, regardless of Orly’s “I won!!! I won!!! I won!!!” foolishness. You see, unlike Orly, I am not going to look at a cow patty, and assume that because there is evidence of a cow somewhere, I get to serve ice cream to everybody right now. Let me rephrase that . . . SELL ice cream to everybody right now.
This is one of the issues I have already discussed—that everything from Orly seems to come with her own flavor of spin. And then, once the spin has been made, it is blindly believed by people (who just want so badly for it to be true), and it starts getting posted around the internet. Problem is, when it turns out that it wasn’t entirely true, the only recourse Orly has is to scream “corruption!”
I’m not trying to be a downer, or burst anybody’s bubble—but, honestly folks—we need to stop spreading the spin all over the internet, just to be made fools of when what was posted never happens. I’m amazed at the number of people who haven’t figured that one out with Orly yet. It’s just not going to happen like we want it to.
Haskins, a musician by trade, must have remembered those well-known lyrics, “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat worms.” Either that, or some massive missles of Flying Monkey poo got flung at Haskins, because the very next day we find this . . . HAS DEAN HASKINS LOST HIS MIND?:
Of course, over the past few days, I’ve received some hate mail, but, not as much as one might think. I have received far more messages from those who have basically said, “It’s about time.” So, the Obots hate me because I’m a birther, the Orlybots hate me because I’ve told the truth, and then there is a publicly silent group who chooses to remain Swiss in this matter (now, isn’t that an amazing coincidence?). It appears I may be making myself a man with no country. I’ve heard that island living isn’t all that bad.
There are even those who suggest that what I have said could injure our cause. Well, if you believe that the truth will hurt your cause, then either you are corrupt, or your cause is; and, I’m not willing to concede that our cause is. Nothing I have said can harm our cause, because nothing I have said is untrue. Again, not liking the law, or proper legal procedure, is not a reason to ignore them. And, working outside of them is a formula for certain defeat. It is also worth mentioning the intellectual dishonesty involved in chiding me for telling a blunt truth, but giving incessant passes to the hateful attacks from the she-god.
Lest there be any doubt that Haskins’ ex-communication is in process, here is a communication from an ex-supporter, Sharon Rondeau, Editor of The Post and Email:
On January 20, 2012, I received the following email from you:
I am personally appalled at the defamation of character you have displayed against Orly Taitz. As editor of The Post & Email, I normally keep opinions to myself; however, your egregious attack on her character and efforts is very revealing about your motivation. I am truly shocked at what you have written, for which Dr. Taitz could hold you legally liable.
I will not be publishing anything from The Birther Summit in the future.
Haskins pubished that on February 4, 2012 in AN OPEN LETTER TO THE POST & EMAIL’S SHARON RONDEAU:
The Schism widens. A few days later, on February 8, 2012, Haskins accused Taitz of Gross Diva-ism and impeding Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, in his HAS THE COLD CASE POSSE’S INVESTIGATION BEEN DELAYED?:
Before proceeding, I want to explain something important, as this is crucial to understanding what is repeatedly happening to our initiatives. Orly Taitz seems to display a need to attach herself to every possible aspect of our movement in a tireless effort to remain the self-exalted face of it. When she is hampered in her quests to hijack what others are trying to accomplish (to try to claim their efforts as her own), she will inevitably do all she can to sabotage them.
As most people are likely aware, during a law enforcement investigation, those who are conducting it cannot reveal any of the evidence they are examining, as doing so can often hamper the investigation itself. However, there has been a concerted effort by someone playing the role of an attorney (very poorly, I might add) to either hijack or sabotage this investigation, as was evidenced by her mailing an unenforceable, downloaded “subpoena” form from Georgia’s OSAH website. This was an attempt to “force” Sheriff Joe into prematurely revealing the products of his investigation, which, thankfully, was seen as the ignoble and ignorable act that it was. It was an attempted hijacking.
Being unsuccessful in hijacking the investigation, the next step was, predictably, sabotage. Very recently, she posted this statement on her website: I HOPE ARPAIO IS NOT USING HIS INVESTIGATION OF OBAMA AS A BARGAINING CHIP WITH THE FEDS. THIS WOULD EXPLAIN THE DELAYS.
While there may still be some who believe that Orly Taitz advanced our cause in the past, many now question her motives, and understand the damage she continues to inflict on our efforts. Whatever her motives may be, it is time for her to stand down and let professional law enforcement proceed in its investigation without any further hampering or interference.
Then, on February 14, 2012, Haskins penned the Allegorical, BREAKING! SURGEON KILLS MULTIPLE PATIENTS. BLAMES HOSPITAL. It is a quite creative and witty piece, and includes:
What if you read this chilling headline, and further discovered that it was even worse than initially thought . . . that every patient upon whom this surgeon operated died as a result of the surgeon’s incompetence? But, imagine even further that this surgeon had a blog, and on that blog were statements like, “I am, surgeon who does 99%, of work advancing medical, science,” and the posts were full of scientific falsehoods and medical impossibilities, and usually included pleas for donations so that the surgeon could “operate” on more unsuspecting patients?
No rational adult would ever state that this was a surgeon who deserved support and gratitude. No, we would be wondering why the surgeon even had a medical license, and why malpractice complaints and fines hadn’t shut down the horrendous enterprise.
It gets even better. Go here to read the whole thing:
Taitz has responded thusly:
OK, so I jest a little. Actually, there are two more Internet Articles I have planned to discuss other aspects of this issue. The next one will deal more with Orly Taitz, and her perceived incompetence.
Note 1: The Images. The Images are from the 1935 film, The Hillbilly, Directed by Walter Lantz, starring Oswald “The Lucky” Rabbit, and Poodles Hound. More may be found here:
Note 2: A Diet of Worms. This is a wordplay on The Diet of Wurms, about which Wiki says:
The Diet of Worms 1521 (German: Reichstag zu Worms, [ˈʁaɪçstaːk tsuː ˈvɔɐms]) was a diet (a formal deliberative assembly, specifically an Imperial Diet) that took place in Worms, Germany, and is most memorable for the Edict of Worms (Wormser Edikt), which addressed Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation. It was conducted from 28 January to 25 May 1521, with Emperor Charles V presiding.
In June of the previous year, 1520, Pope Leo X issued the Papal bull Exsurge Domine (“Arise, O Lord”), outlining 41 purported errors found in Martin Luther’s 95 theses and other writings related to or written by him. Luther was summoned by the emperor. Prince Frederick III, Elector of Saxony obtained an agreement that if Luther appeared he would be promised safe passage to and from the meeting. This guarantee was essential after the treatment of Jan Hus, who was tried and executed at the Council of Constance in 1415 despite a promise of safe conduct.
Emperor Charles V commenced the Imperial Diet of Worms on 28 January 1521. Luther was summoned to renounce or reaffirm his views. When he appeared before the assembly on 16 April, Johann Eck, an assistant of the Archbishop of Trier (Richard Greiffenklau zu Vollraths at that time), acted as spokesman for the emperor.
Note 3: Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat worms. . . This is a reference to the The Worm Song, of which several versions can be found here. The melody is the same as Polly Wolly Doodle:
Thanks to “G” who suggested this note be added!!!