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.
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.