Well, another allegedly intelligent person done fell into Birther Madness trap. Her name is Grace Vuoto, and she is a big wig over at the Burke Institute For America. I found her silliness scanning through Poo Poo Simmons’ website. Here are a few excerpts, and the full article is at the link below:
There is a problem with President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate: It’s a forgery, say multiple forensic experts who have examined it. A report detailing the evidence will soon be presented to Congress.
Then she reiterates a bunch of Zullo Crap and concludes with:
What many in the media fail to grasp is that so-called “birthers” would rather be wrong than right. It is more upsetting for many of them to believe that this kind of crime can be committed than that it was not.
The difference between a conspiracy theory and a crime is that a conspiracy theory cannot stand against the test of forensic evidence. Those who dismiss this investigation as merely “kooky” must answer these questions: Are leading experts in their field who have provided their professional assessment to a criminal investigation merely to be ignored? Why would these experts risk their reputation and also commit perjury? It is therefore kookier to disregard these assessments summarily than to view them with an unbiased eye.
The evidence currently being accumulated by the Cold Case Posse requires consideration. It is time for Congress to do its constitutional duty and examine all this hard evidence in the clear light of day.
Here is the original document:
Ms. Vuoto does not appear to be an inherently stupid person. Here is her blurb from:
Dr. Grace Vuoto, Founder
Dr. Grace Vuoto is the editor of politics and culture at WorldTribune.com and the host of American Heartland with Dr. Grace on WTSB Radio. She founded the Edmund Burke Institute, was the executive director from June, 2005 to June, 2013 and the editor of its flagship publication, Reflections. Dr. Vuoto is a professor, scholar, editor and columnist.She was the executive producer of the daily radio talk show, The Kuhner Show on WTNT 530 am in Washington D.C. (2010). She wrote a weekly column for The Washington Times, “On Base with Grace,” and was editor of Base News, a project of The Washington Times for the military community (2009). She was an editorial writer at The Washington Times (2008). She was Assistant Professor of Modern British and European History at Howard University in Washington, D.C. (2002-2006). She specializes in intellectual, diplomatic and imperial history. She taught at Virginia Commonwealth University (2001-2002) and McGill University (1996-2000). Dr. Vuoto has contributed articles and/or book reviews to Reflections, The Washington Times, Insight on the News, Human Events, The Ripon Forum, World and I and The Journal of Canadian History. Her articles have been featured on The Drudge Report, ABC News, Real Clear Politics, Real Clear World, USA Today, Yahoo, World Tribune, Freepressers and RightBias among countless other Web sites. She is a regular guest on The Savage Nation, The Rusty Humphries Show, The Steve Malzberg Show, The Drew Mariani Show and Wake Up Monterey with Mark Carbonaro,among many other programs. She is the Washington D.C. Correspondent for Freedom Fridays with Carl Gallups (on air every week at 6:00 p.m. Eastern).
My GUESS is, she spent a little time with Deputy Mike “The Arizona Kid” Zullo of the Cold Case Posse and caught a raging case of The Pixel Pox. We know she was exposed to him because in her piece she writes:
During our interview, Lt. Zullo narrated his encounter in Hawaii on May 21, 2012 with Deputy Attorney General Jill Nagamine, who after repeated questions, failed to confirm the document released by the president is the same as any that might exist in their records.
Nope, you don’t catch The Pixel Pox from a toilet seat. She was messing where she shouldn’t have been messing, and now she has that drooling thing going on. And the messed up thought processes. Deputy Zullo caught it from spending 16 hours with Jerome Corsi, and now poor Grace has disease.
Here’s how it happens. First, there is a prolonged period of mindless babbling about kerning and smiley faces, and TXE’s and layers, and rasters. This lowers a person’s resistance because to tell the truth, most of us don’t know anything about all that stuff. So, the poor victim just sits there and nods their head up and down in agreement so they don’t look stupid. Then, while the brains are being shaken, not stirred, KERWHAPP!!! Next thing you know the poor fool is infected and the drool starts slobbering out of the mouth and the sympathetic babbling starts.
This occurred because the victims attention was being focused on pixels, not on the big picture. Because the big picture is, that you can’t tell if an online image is forged or not unless there is some inherent contradiction or anomaly with the information itself. For example, if the Registrar is “Mickey Mouse” or something like that, or the fonts are something not invented at the relevant time. That’s why I call it, The Pixel Pox – an overemphasis on the little picture.
Luckily, there is a cure. First, until you get inoculated, avoid all contact with Birthers. Start reading the Obot and Anti-Birther websites like Fogbow, Obama Conspiracy Theories, and others. There you can get to the unvarnished truth about what is going on. And learn how to start laughing at the Birthers. A sufferer can also do Cognitive Self-Therapy. For example, Vuoto could ask herself questions like this:
1. Does the fact a group of people can’t figure out how an image of a document was uploaded to the Internet, prove that the document itself was forged?
2. Is there any information on the image which has been shown to be false?
3. Why did Deputy Zullo say there wasn’t enough evidence to convict Obama of jaywalking, much less anything else???
Doing this will help cure The Pixel Pox. There is another cure, but it is much more painful. It happens when people you respect begin whispering “She’s a crazy f*cking Birther!” behind your back. And your readers begin soliciting your opinion on the fake Moon Landings. And editors and producers quit calling you.
Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that for Ms. Vuoto.
Note 1. The Image. This is from the 1959 Oscar winning film, The Alligator People. Wiki says, in part:
The Alligator People is a 1959 science fiction horror film directed by Roy Del Ruth. It stars Beverly Garland, Bruce Bennett and Lon Chaney Jr.
After she is administered the drug pentothal by psychiatrists Dr. Erik Lorimer and Dr. Wayne McGregor, nurse Jane Marvin recalls a series events from her forgotten past when she was known as Joyce Webster.
The next morning, Mark [a local doctor/mad scientist] summons Joyce to his lab and tells her about his experiments with reptilian hormones that are capable of regenerating limbs. He continues that after Paul was horribly mangled in a plane crash, Mark administered the serum to him and several other accident victims. The treatment appeared to be a great success, until his patients began to take on reptilian traits at increasing rates. Mark explains that after Paul received the telegram notifying him that his tests were positive, he hurriedly left the train and came home in hopes of reversing his condition. When Joyce learns of Paul’s scheduled radical cobalt treatment, she insists on being present.
That night, Paul encounters Joyce at the clinic and turns away from her in shame. After seeing Joyce clasps her son’s hands and reassures him of her love, Lavinia apologizes to her for her brusqueness. As Paul climbs onto the table and Mark aims the ray at him, Mannon bursts into the lab and destroys the control panel, shooting powerful rays at Paul that transform him into bipedal, reptilian monster with an alligator like head. After trying to attack Mannon, Paul looks on as Mannon’s hook is caught on some cords and is electrocuted to death while trying to attack Paul. Confused, Paul stumbled over to the other room and tries to communicate, but his voice has been replaced with a crocodilian snarl. Hearing his wife and mother scream in horror, Paul flees into the swamps and sadly peering into the water, sees his reflection. Joyce scrambles after him, as the cobalt machine, short circuiting due to Mannon’s body; self destructs and destroys the lab. Scrambling away from his wife, Paul is attacked by and wrestles an alligator while Joyce screams at the sight. Managing to fight off and hurling the reptile away, Paul stumbles into quicksand and slowly sinks out of sight to the sound of Joyce’s shrieks.
Back in the present, the psychiatrists review the tapes of Joyce’s ordeal and, concluding that her amnesia has allowed her to suppress the horror and resume a normal life, they decide not to tell her about her life as Joyce Webster.
Note 2. For ESL’s. A Crock is a Word Play. A Croc is short name for a crocodile. A crock, is an earthenware jar which was frequently used as a chamber pot in days gone by. It is frequently used in the phrase “a crock of sh*t”
something false or exaggerated; humbug.
[1955–60; orig. unclear, though often taken as a euphemism for a crock of shit]
Random House Kernerman Webster’s College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.