Well, Birther Butterdezillion has done it again. This time Alvin Onaka, Ph.D, State Registrar of Hawaii sent a Verification to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Here is a pdf copy of the request, and Onaka’s response:
Here is a copy of the actual Verification:
And what does our Butterdezillion take from this??? Here, read it in her own words:
Kansas Never Asked if Record Was Valid
What KS SOS Kris Kobach asked to be verified was the same thing that MDEC asked to be verified, with the additional verification that the file number on the White House BC be verified.
Mr. Kobach had received a letter from Attorney Larry Klayman on Sept 7th, pointing out that Onaka had confirmed that the HI birth record for Obama is non-valid. And Kobach’s request – like MDEC’s – was specifically designed to allow Onaka to verify what was asked, EVEN WITH A NON-VALID BIRTH RECORD.
IOW, there is NOTHING to contradict Onaka’s earlier confirmation to AZ SOS Ken Bennett that the HI record for Barack Obama is legally non-valid – and SOS Kobach knows that full well.
If Butterdezillion simply said that Onaka was lying, then all that could have been said in response was that she was being too paranoid and suspicious. And that she couldn’t prove it. But maintaining that position would not be prima facie evidence of craziness. Onaka could have gotten a cool million under the table to fib. While unlikely, that wouldn’t violate the laws of physics.
But when Butterdezillion says that a Verification is not a Verification, then she flaps off in an erratic fashion to Betsy Bug Land. That’s why they call Betsy Bugs “crazy.” They flit and flap all over the place, and can’t fly from A to B without visiting H, L, Q, U, W and Z. Then, they still miss B, and land at F. From previous articles (See links in Note 3 below), we discussed how she ended up on the wild tangent that Onaka is somehow verifying legally invalid information. In short, it is because Onaka did not write his Verification in some arbitrary format which suited Butterdezillion’s expectations. She demands that Onaka separately verify each one of the 43 items of information on the birth certificate.
The law does not require this. The Hawaiian statute is short:
HRS §338-14.3 Verification in lieu of a certified copy. (a) Subject to the requirements of section 338-18, the department of health, upon request, shall furnish to any applicant, in lieu of the issuance of a certified copy, a verification of the existence of a certificate and any other information that the applicant provides to be verified relating to the vital event that pertains to the certificate.
(b) A verification shall be considered for all purposes certification that the vital event did occur and that the facts of the event are as stated by the applicant.
There is no legal requirement that each item on a birth certificate be separately and expressly verified. See the bolded section above in the statute. Section (b) of the statute leaves the individual listing of facts to the APPLICANT. By the very act of issuing a Verification, the State of Hawaii confirms the facts AS STATED BY THE APPLICANT.
Notice how in the above Verification, in items 1 and 2, Onaka verifies that a Certificate of Live Birth exists, in the name of Barack Hussein Obama, II, and that the certificate number is 151 61 10641. In item 3, Onaka verifies that all the information on the long form image posted at the White House, the one the Birthers allege is forged, matches the information on file in Hawaii.
Yet, this is supposedly NOT a verification of anything according to Butterdezillion Betsy Bug Logic. She believes that in addition to the 43 pieces of information on the long form birth certificate, that somewhere a master LEGALLY VALID long form exists, with 44 pieces of information, or even more. Information that makes the long form image we all know and love LEGALLY INVALID. We have previously discussed the tortuous and erroneous route she took to arrive at that conclusion.
Now it is time to flitter around like a Betsy Bug and try to figure out where was she going with all that nonsense. Onaka has now verified three times that Obama was born in Hawaii, and that there is a Certificate of Live Birth in their records. Twice, Onaka has confirmed that all the information on the long forms attached to their respective requests matches the information on file. This verification certifies that the facts of the event are as stated by the applicant.
What fact, what 44th piece of information is there which could possibly negate the other facts??? If the information that Obama was born in Hawaii is stated by the applicant and verified, how could that fact NOT be true? Let’s take the worst case scenario. The piece of information which would render Obama ineligible for the Presidency. Let’s assume the Imaginary LEGALLY VALID copy in the Hawaii records, indicates that Obama was born in Kenya, and then amended to read Hawaii.
Nope. That won’t work. The other facts which have been certified as stated by the applicant indicate that his place of birth is Kapiolani Hospital, and that his doctor is David Sinclair. We’ll have to change more than just that one block. These are all the blocks which would have had to be amended:
6a. Place of Birth (City) – Honolulu
6b. Island – Oahu
6c. Name of Hospital – Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital
6d. Is Place of Birth Inside City Limits – Yes block is marked.
19a. Signature of Attendant – Handwritten David A. Sinclair with M.D. block checked.
All right. Perhaps in Betsy Bug Birther World, all this could have happened. I am not sure how an Amended birth certificate could have gotten Dr. Sinclair’s signature on it. Maybe he was a family friend? Now remember, Butterdezillion hasn’t provided any of the nuts and bolts on how her theory might have worked. Like most Birthers, she just throws out half-baked suspicions and then moves them along to the reality column without doing any of the heavy lifting.
Could have happened magically transforms into did in fact happen. Then the other Birthers parrot the same crap without any of them ever having thought the matter out. For people who are so interested in vetting, they sure don’t spend much time vetting their own theories. Because if they had, they might have noticed one more little block on the long form image
23. Evidence for Delayed Filing or Alteration – Blank.
That’s right. Part of what Onaka verified is the information showing that there was no delayed filing, or alteration. What was that Butterdezillion said in the last post about her:
The WH BC and the real one do not match because the real one has additional markings. Everything that’s actually ON the fake BC is on the real one, and that’s what he verified. But everything that is on the real one is NOT on the fake one.
So, if there is a REAL ONE, a LEGALLY VALID one, then it also has a blank in Box 23, indicating no delays in filing and no alterations.
Note 1. The Image. This is the Log Lady from the TV series Twin Peaks. Wiki says:
Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady, is a character in the television series Twin Peaks (1990–1991), created by Mark Frost and David Lynch. The character makes semi-regular appearances in both seasons, and is played by Catherine E. Coulson, who also very briefly reprised the role for a single scene in the prequel film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me.
The Log Lady is a fixture in the town of Twin Peaks by the time of Laura Palmer’s murder, and most residents in the town regard her as crazy. This is mainly due to her habit of always carrying a small log in her arms, with which she seems to share a psychic connection, often dispensing advice and visions of clairvoyance which she claims come from the log; prior to the murder, she delivers moving and cryptic warnings to Laura Palmer herself. The Log Lady does not interpret the messages transmitted by the log, but instead functions as a medium for the information it conveys.
For the Image Easter Egg see this exchange provided at IMDB ,Twin Peaks: Episode #1.2″ (1990)
Log Lady: I heard you speaking about Laura Palmer?
Dale Cooper: Yes?
Log Lady: One day my log will have something to say about this. My log saw something that night.
Dale Cooper: Really. What did it see?
Log Lady: Ask it.
Log Lady: I thought so.
Log Lady: I carry a log – yes. Is it funny to you? It is not to me. Behind all things are reasons. Reasons can even explain the absurd. Do we have the time to learn the reasons behind the human being’s varied behavior? I think not. Some take the time. Are they called detectives? Watch – and see what life teaches.
Note 2. Betsy Bugs. The Betsy Bug is this little fellow, who flies about in crazy random fashions. From Wiki:
Passalidae is a family of beetles known variously as “bessbugs”, “bess beetles”, “betsy beetles” or “horned passalus beetles”. Nearly all of the 500-odd species are tropical; species found in North America are notable for their size, ranging from 20–43 mm, for having a single “horn” on the head, and for a form of social behavior unusual among beetles.
They are subsocial (brood caring) beetles living in groups in rotting logs. They care for their young by preparing food for them and helping the larvae construct the pupal case. Both adults and larvae must consume adult feces which have been further digested by microflora for a time; an arrangement that might be described as a sort of external rumen.
In addition, they are also able to produce fourteen acoustical signals, more than many vertebrates. Adults produce the sounds by rubbing the upper surface of the abdomen against the hind wings. The larvae produce the sounds by rubbing the third leg against a striated area on the coxa of the second leg.
So, they recycle poop and make a lot of noise? Yep, they must be Birthers!
Note 3. Links: Here are links to previous Butterdezillion articles: