Well this is a lot more to Judge Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court than we initially suspected!!! First, he used to manage Elvis Presley and come to find out, he is really DUTCH, not American, and his real name is Andreas Cornelis (“Dries”) van Kuijk. No wonder he is suspicious about birth certificates and names. Plus he is ex-military, a Colonel. At least he wasn’t in the Navy like CDR Kerchner and Walter Fitzpatrick and Swabbie Sam Sewell. And he really had some citizenship issues to boot!!! Wiki has the whole story:
Parker was born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk in Breda, the Netherlands, the seventh of eleven children. a boy, he worked as a barker at carnivals in his home town, learning many of the attributes that he would require in later life working in the entertainment industry.
At the age of 15 Parker moved to Rotterdam, gaining employment on the boats in the port town. At age 17 he first displayed signs of wanting to run away to America to “make his fortune,” and a year later, with enough money to sustain him for a short period, he entered America illegally by jumping ship from his employer’s vessel. During his first visit there, he traveled with a Chautauqua educative tent show, before returning briefly to the Netherlands.
Alanna Nash would later write in The Colonel, her biography of him, that there were questions about a murder in Breda in which Van Kuijk, as he was then still known, might have been a suspect or a person of interest at least. This might have motivated Parker to avoid seeking a passport, as the Netherlands has an active extradition treaty with the United States, and Parker might have wanted to avoid criminal arrest by Dutch authorities in that case.
Parker returned to America at age 20, finding work with carnivals due to his previous experience in the Netherlands.He enlisted in the United States Army, taking the name “Tom Parker” from the officer who interviewed him to disguise the fact he was an illegal immigrant.
Presley fans have speculated that the reason Presley only once performed abroad, which would probably have been a highly lucrative proposition, may have been that Parker was worried that he would not have been able to acquire a U.S. passport and might even have been deported upon filing his application. In addition, applying for the citizenship required for a US passport would probably have exposed his carefully concealed foreign birth, even though as a US Army veteran and spouse of an American citizen, he would have been eligible to apply for US citizenship.
I guess that he got all this worked out when he went to law school, but I think this gives us some valuable insight as to why he might be suspicious of the long form birth certificate.
Note 1. The Image. This is a photograph of Elvis Presley and Wilda Taylor, who played Little Egypt in the 1964 movie, Roustabout. Here is a youtube video of her dance scene:
The name “Little Egypt” is a popular one as Wiki notes:
Little Egypt was the stage name for three popular belly dancers. They had so many imitators, the name became synonymous with belly dancers generally.
Farida Mazar Spyropoulos, (c. 1871, date of death unknown), also performing under the stage name Fatima, appeared at the “Street in Cairo” exhibition on the Midway at the World’s Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893.
Ashea Wabe danced at the Seeley banquet in New York in 1896, enjoying a fleeting succès de scandale.
Fatima Djemille (died March 14 1921) appeared at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
And, Rhonda Fleming played a Little Egypt role in 1951:
Note 2. Lyrics to Little Egypt: Could the cowboy be Sheriff Joe??? He was born in 1932 which would have made him 17 in 1949, and old enough to be interested in dancers.
(Words & music by Leiber – Stoller)
I went and bought myself a ticket and
I sat down in the very first row, wo wo.
They pulled the curtain but then when
They turned the spotlight way down low, wo wo,
Little Egypt came out strutting,
Wearing nothing but a button and a bow, wo wo,
Singing, “Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah”.
She had a ruby on her tummy and
A diamond big as Texas on her toe, wo wo.
She let her hair down and
She did the hoochie koochie real slow, wo wo,
When she did her special number on a zebra skin,
I thought she’d stop the show, wo wo,
Singing, “Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah!”.
She did a triple somersault and when she hit the ground,
She winked at the audience and then she turned around.
She had a picture of a cowboy tattooed on her spine,
Saying Phoenix, Arizona, nineteen forty-nine.
Yeah, but let me tell you people,
Little Egypt doesn’t dance there anymore, wo wo.
She’s too busy mopping and
A taking care of shopping at the store, wo wo.
Cause we got seven kids and
All day long they crawl around the floor, wo wo,
Singing, “Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah! Yeah yeah!”
Note 3. Disclaimer and Datclaimer. If anyone thinks that the above Internet Article is beyond the bounds of Absurdity, and that no one would believe it, not for a single second, just consider this. Didn’t millions of Birthers rely on an Obama name search by a private investigator, and then assume that every social security number that turned up under the Obama name belonged to President Obama??? Don’t you see the “39 social security numbers” charge constantly popping up in Birther lawsuits??? Is that any different than assuming that two separate Tom Parkers are the same???