Birther Anesthesiologist Blows It!!! (Or, Amicus Curare Brief Needed???)

Civilized People Would Not Touch A Birther Lawsuit With A Ten Foot Pole

Well, as reported at Dr. Conspiracy’s website, the Kentucky Anesthesiologist Todd House admitted that he is lied on his lawsuit when he claimed Obama was foreign born!!!

However, in an interview with a local newspaper, the Courier-Journal in Louisville, House admitted that he doesn’t actually believe this to be true.

House said in the interview that he doesn’t believe Obama was born in Kenya but said that the president has not proved he was born in the United States.

“I think really, the claim is, we don’t know where he was born,” House said. “The Kenyan birth issue was placed in the restraining order because it is one of several possibilities and no one really knows the truth.

Here is the link to the full story:

Now here is what it says on page 6 of the lawsuit:

Here is the link to the full Complaint:

And here is what the Kentucky Rules of Civil Procedures No. 11, provides for when a person lies in their pleadings:

The signature of an attorney or party constitutes a certification by him that he has read the pleading, motion or other paper; that to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief formed after reasonable inquiry it is well grounded in fact and is warranted by existing law or a good faith argument for the extension, modification or reversal of existing law, and that it is not interposed for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation.

If a pleading, motion, or other paper is signed in violation of this rule, the court, upon motion or upon its own initiative, shall impose upon the person who signed it, a represented party, or both, an appropriate sanction, which may include an order to pay to the other party or parties the amount of the reasonable expenses incurred because of the filing of the pleading, motion, or other paper, including a reasonable attorney’s fee.

I am sure that Mr. House’s blatant lie will be communicated to the court by the Defendants or by way of an Amicus Curiae brief. But this ought to show what a slim connection exists between Birthers and truth. Some people might think that the twin causes of action are a form of “alternative pleading”. I disagree.

Alternative pleading would permit House to claim that Obama is foreign born and thus ineligible, but if he isn’t foreign born, then the fact that his father was not a citizen also makes him ineligible. That would be permissible. But House can not just make up a fact, that Obama is foreign born, that he admits not believing, and then try to claim alternative pleading.

The fact that this is a DIY type lawsuit, and is based on grounds which have been repeatedly thrown out of the courts, and that Todd House is a well-educated professional person, works against him being given slack by the courts. I hope the judge throws the book at him.

This whole mess is just another example of paper terrorism by the Birthers. More on this point later.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Image, Curare, and Blowguns. This is a primitive form of anesthesia. Wiki says,

Curare was used as a paralyzing poison by South American indigenous people. The prey was shot by arrows or blowgun darts dipped in curare, leading to asphyxiation owing to the inability of the victim’s respiratory muscles to contract. The word curare is derived from wurari, from the Carib language of the Macusi Indians of Guyana.

The best known and historically most important (because of its medical applications) toxin is d-tubocurarine. It was isolated from the crude drug — from a museum sample of curare — in 1935 by Harold King (1887–1956) of London, working in Sir Henry Dale’s laboratory. He also established its chemical structure. It was introduced into anesthesia in the early 1940s as a muscle relaxant for surgery. Curare is active — toxic or muscle-relaxing, depending on the intended use — only by an injection or a direct wound contamination by poisoned dart or arrow.

It is harmless if taken orally because curare compounds are too large and highly charged to pass through the lining of the digestive tract to be absorbed into the blood. For this reason, native tribes are able to eat curare-poisoned prey safely. In medicine, curare has been superseded by a number of curare-like agents, such as rocuronium, which have a similar pharmacodynamic profile but fewer side effects.

The U2 spy-plane pilot Gary Powers, when shot down in 1960 on his flight over the Soviet Union, was wearing a silver-dollar charm that concealed a curare-tipped needle.

Note 2. The Easter Egg.  The Kentucky Headhunters are a band.  Here is one of their youtube videos:

Note 3. Amicus Curare. A word play on Amicus Curiae, a friend of court filing.  An amicus curiae is someone, not a party to a case, who volunteers to offer information to assist a court in deciding a matter before it.

Note 4. Alternative Pleading. Wiki says:

A pleading in the alternative sets forth multiple claims or defenses either hypothetically or alternatively, such that if one of the claims or defenses are held invalid or insufficient, the other claims or defenses should still have to be answered.

One example, submitting an injury complaint alleging that the harm to the defendant caused by the plaintiff was so outrageous that it must have either been intended as a malicious attack or, if not, must have been due to gross negligence.


About Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Hi!!! I am a Girl Reporter on the Internet. I am 34. Plus I am a INTP. I have a Major in Human Kinetics, and a Minor in English. I have 2 cats, and a new kitten! I write poetry, and plus I am trying to learn how to play guitar. I think that is all??? Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter View all posts by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

4 responses to “Birther Anesthesiologist Blows It!!! (Or, Amicus Curare Brief Needed???)

  • G

    Another very important article. Good job in finding those KY codes of courtroom conduct. These shameless frivolous abusers of our legal process deserve every bit of sanction that their actions dictate. It is way past time for this silly nonsense to stop being treated with kid gloves by the courts, in hopes that these apparently crazy simpletons and legal ignoramouses will just go away or learn from the error in their ways. They amost never do and seem to only be encouraged to keep on being wasteful pests, by mere dismissals with no sanction aspect to them.

    The only times I’ve seen where a Birther hesitates from further wastefulness in the courts is when there was a real threat that they would be responsible for their own bad actions…

    On a lighter note, I very much enjoyed learning about Curare, etc. from the Footnotes! They are such an important standard feature of a Squeeky article, that often they are just read and enjoyed by us, without need for further comment. I always learn something from them and I’m sure many others here do. So even if it their value goes without saying, I just want to bring it up again, so you have the feedback of what a great job you do and how much your unique style of explanative blogging is part of why you truly are amongst the cream of the crop! So, a well deserved kudos, as always…

  • Dave B.

    Speaking of amicus briefs, did you ever take a gander at Leo the Parakeet’s chef-d’œuvre in the Georgia ballot challenge?

    • Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

      Actually, yes I did. I think I even downloaded a copy of it. Leo was definitely shamed by the larger size of Mario’s stuff. I was going to do an Internet Article on it, but Leo slunk off in shame at having been out “manned” by Mario. I am thinking about doing something on September 13, 2012 to celebrate 6 months of Leo being gone.

      He has returned to his first love, doing science fiction stuff. But I am not going to intrude on his personal life because that kind of stuff is wrong. But I am going to get all over his Birther stuff.

      Oh, and plus a lot of Leo’s brief was just photocopies of old stuff like Calvin’s Case, sooo he was exaggerating about the size. It was only like 50ish pages of actual brief. If my memory is correct.

      UPDATE: YES, I even did an Internet Article on his brief:

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      • Dave B.

        Sometimes guys will be troubled by a little anxiety over what’s in their briefs, and they might want to seek some form of augmentation if they feel it’s somehow inadequate. Leo had a hundred and fifty pages or so of references.

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