A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!!! (Or, On T.J.McCann’t III)

As McCann Sees His Paper – The Conquering Legal Eagle! (Click to enlarge.)

Well, over at ObamaReleaseYourRecords, there is another literate Birther practicing law without a license. (Or brain.) His name is T.J. McCann III, and he has penned 11 pages of pseudo-legal quackery. An image of Page 1 is above. He would get an “A” on it in Junior High School Civics, for grammar and punctuation.  His mother would brag on him and show it to all her friends. However, in Law School,  he would get an “F” and a trip to the shrink’s office.

This is because McCann does not start his analysis with Wong Kim Ark, the seminal case in determining the meaning of natural born citizenship. Instead, he uses his Frequent Flier Miles to go back in time to Calvin’s Case, and then engages in some kind of fantasy/masturbatory  legal analysis from that point forward. He dismisses the Wong Kim Ark decision with:

1898 U.S. vs. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) (same definition [as Vattel] and C.J, Fuller‟s dissent confirming Vattel‟s definition of a “natural born Citizen”);

Ooookaaay. . . Here is my critique, using one picture to save all the little consonants and vowels from having to work on Labor Day: (Don’t forget to mouse over the image below, too.)

As Others See McCann’s Paper – The Flat-Footed Daffy (Click to enlarge.)

Here is a link to the whole paper at ORYR:


There is a scribd there, but here is a pdf in case you have problems with scribd:

McCann’s Natural Born Defined

Enjoy the Zaniness! I bet World Net Daily picks it up and runs it.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Second Image:  This is the famous screen actor, Daffy Duck, about whom Wiki says:

Daffy Duck is an animated cartoon character produced by Warner Bros. He has appeared in cartoon series such as Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies, where he usually has been depicted as the best friend and occasional arch-rival of Bugs Bunny. Daffy was one of the first of the new “screwball” characters that emerged in the late 1930s to replace traditional everyman characters who were more popular earlier in the decade[citation needed], such as Mickey Mouse and Popeye. Daffy starred in 133 shorts in the Golden Age, making him the third-most frequent character in the Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies cartoons, behind Bugs Bunny’s 166 appearances and Porky Pig’s 159 appearances.

Daffy first appeared on April 17, 1937, in Porky’s Duck Hunt, directed by Tex Avery and animated by Bob Clampett. The cartoon is a standard hunter/prey pairing for which Leon Schlesinger’s studio was famous, but Daffy (barely more than an unnamed bit player in this short) was something new to moviegoers: an assertive, completely unrestrained, combative protagonist. Clampett later recalled:

“At that time, audiences weren’t accustomed to seeing a cartoon character do these things. And so, when it hit the theaters it was an explosion. People would leave the theaters talking about this daffy duck.”

Virtually every Warner Bros. cartoon director put his own spin on the Daffy Duck character – he may be a lunatic vigilante in one short but a greedy gloryhound in another. Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones both made extensive use of these two very different versions of the character.

The rest can be read here:



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13 responses to “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words!!! (Or, On T.J.McCann’t III)

  • Monkey Boy

    Hah! What a freakin’ Maroon!

    A “natural born citizen” is a “self-evident” status upon birth because that offspring could not possibly be a citizen of, and owe allegiance to, any other country or peoples.
    (all emphasis mine)

    I would like to ask him about Jonathan Pollard, Kim Philby, and Aldrich Ames, but the craven wimps won’t board any of my posts.

    I’ve tried all sorts of stratagems like posing as a birther and ODS victim. I’ve tried including links and straight text, but no go.

    Yet, I noticed that they allow Rikker to create havoc and devastation among the birthers. Maybe, they adopted him as a ‘token.’

  • Monkey Boy

    From the Maroon:

    This feudal oblige and extension of the dominion of the Crown to ANY territory held by the King, even making “natural born subjects” of those born in America, contributed to British settlers leaving Britain in the first place and ultimately became a primary factor in the “Declaration of Independence”, with colonists declaring themselves free of such an involuntary burden of the Crown while having no protection and no representation.

    It would really make a lot of sense to try to escape the authority of the King (or Queen) by going to another place where his/her authority is near absolute.

    In truth, most of the Colonists were originally economic immigrants escaping the stranglehold ancient land titles. They could come to North America or the Caribbean, remain English, kill a few Indians, and gain a piece of dirt for themselves.

    The Colonies were Royal possessions, but most were issued charters by Royal proclamation that granted the charter holders certain rights that exempted them from certain restrictions on residents of GB proper.

    For Instance, Maryland was chartered to allow practice of the RC religion, Pennsylvania to allow Quakers free exercise of their beliefs. Virginia and Massachusetts was chartered as commonwealths for their citizens, so there was no feudal authority to grant land there.

  • Sam the Centipede

    McCann’s cloud of insanity finishes with this puff of drivel:

    One cannot reasonably be both a natural born Subject of Britain and a natural born citizen of the United States.

    McCann provides absolutely no argument to back up this insane assertion, presumably because there is none, it is a complete figment of birthers’ fetid imagination.

    So how dare this treasonous lying racist say that the nationality laws of foreign countries should dictate the citizenship of Americans? Are the United States of America beholden to the laws of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland? Wasn’t a Revolution fought to establish that they are not? Yet this traitor wants to give primacy to For’n Law!!!

    As for the rest of it, it’s the same lying logic-chopping mountain of prairie dog feces as Farrar and Apuzzo regularly trot out. Almost no correct statements, much out of context, everything of substance refuted.

    In short, FAIL!!!

  • Monkey Boy

    If there is a British lawyer on the board, could you tell me if Jenny Jerome became a British citizen by marrying W. Churchill’s father in 1874?

  • Reality Check


    Thanks for mentioning this article on my show last night. I had missed it originally. The comments on TJ Mc’s article at ORYR are priceless. Maybe I should invite TJ Mc to debate Frank Arduini or Slarti on my show?

    • Slartibartfast


      Somehow, I doubt the great and powerful TJ McCann, sooper jean-yus law-knowing-guy would deign to debate a dishonest obot like myself (and Frank would just wipe the floor with him…).


      I had forgotten about this article—I’ll have to inform TJ the wise of the insightful review you did of his paper. 😉

  • Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

    Hi Slarti and RC!!!

    I think I will go over to John’s blog and see what McCann has to say.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

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