Well, will wonders never cease??? It appears that Birther Butterdezillion reads The Birther Think Tank. Here is what we wrote a couple of days ago on September 22, 2012: (See Note 1 below for the link.):
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.
And here is what Butterdezillion wrote just three days later on September 25, 2012, in comment 39, at a Free Republic post:
Also bear in mind that Onaka sees a distinction between saying information is “identical to” and saying that information “matches”. We know this because KS SOS Kris Kobach asked Onaka to verify that the information contained in the WH image “is identical to” the information contained in the original record, and Onaka WOULD NOT verify that. Instead he illegally verified something he was not asked to verify: that the information MATCHED.
The difference? If something “matches”, it means that where there is an entry in the WH image, there is the same entry on the original. If the records are “identical to”, then even the LACK OF AN ENTRY has to be the same for both documents. They have to be identical even when the field is left blank.
The White House image leaves item 23 blank (Evidence for Delayed Filing or Alteration). There’s nothing on the WH BC to try to “match” so that field doesn’t get compared to the original. But in order for the WH information for item 23 to be IDENTICAL, it has to be blank on the original if it’s blank on the WH image.
And that’s where Onaka balked. He would not verify that the information is IDENTICAL. He will only say that it “matches” (that is, that where something is actually listed on the WH image, the same thing is listed on the original).
Butterdezillion had a choice:
1. Recognize that Onaka had truly verified the White House long form Image, admit that she was wrong about the whole Verification process, and quit being a Birther.
2. Try to find some new way to wiggle out of having to recognize that Onaka’s Verification was legitimate so she could keep on Birfin’.
Naturally she gloms on to the second option, kicking, screaming and with both hands. Because Onaka did not use the word IDENTICAL in his Verification, she goes about making up a brand new Butterdezillion Magical Spell standard based on that word. She also rewrites the meaning of the word matches. Henceforward, whenever information on one form merely matches information on another form, it means that blank boxes on one form can equal filled in boxes on the other form. Using the magical word IDENTICAL supposedly wards off this evil event.
However, like a good little Birther, she doesn’t both to follow out her own theory and see what it looks like in action. Sooo, once again somebody else has to do the heavy lifting. Reluctantly, we return to Butterdezillion Universe. First, let’s look at item 23 on what Butterdezillion calls the White House Image:
Now, let’s look at a Butterdezillion Imaginary Dream version Image that I just made up. This version uses the “Delayed Filing” scenario, to be as fair to the Birthers as possible. By doing it this way, all the information stays the same on both forms except for item 23:
Now, let’s see how this holds up to the Verification language. Onaka said, in the Kansas verification, at paragraph 3:
Well, does the line 23 information on the WH version “match the information contained in the original Certificate of Live Birth” as fiddled with by me??? No, it doesn’t. In one document there is nothing, and in the other document is “Delayed. All information from maternal grand-mother Madelyn Dunham, not Kapiolani Hospital.”
What she has done is the equivalent of a child sitting in the middle of the room with a blanket over her head, thinking that if she can not see anybody, then nobody can see her. What Butterdezillion does not want to understand is that there is INFORMATION in both sets of records. Even if nothing is entered on one form, and therefore escapes characterization as INFORMATION according to her bizarre logic, then unless item 23 is also blank in the original document, there is still INFORMATION to be found on the original document which is UN-MATCHED by anything on the White House Image. (Which, according to her theory, is either an amendment or some kind of delay.)
Her logic presumes the blank box on item 23 of the White House Image contains nothing to be verified, and therefore escapes the whole Verification process. But, Onaka does not say that the information on the White House Image “matches some of the information contained in the original Certificate of Live Birth.” He says it matches the information. If there is extra information in the original document, and nothing to match it on the White House Image, whether you classify it as information or non-information, then there is still a mismatch to the information contained in the original Certificate of Live Birth and Onaka could not verify and certify it.
Further, Butterdezillion ignores Hawaiian law with her form of analysis. Here is the relevant law:
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.
Notice how it is the FACTS of the event which are verified, and if one of those FACTS is, that there were no delays or alterations in the documentation, then that FACT is being verified. She would have you think that FACT isn’t being considered at all. By Butterdezillion’s logic, Onaka could verify a totally blank birth certificate, as matching the information contained in an original document chugging full of information. That is where thinking like a Birther gets you. Sorry, Butterdezillion. I guess you will have to go back to the Birther Drawing Board and try again.
Perhaps if you took the blanket off your head. . .
Note 1. Links. Here is the link to the other 3 Butterdezillion articles:
Note 2. Verifications. Here are pdfs of the 3 Requests and Verifications to date: