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Road To Joy, Or, Roll Over Beethoven!!! (Part 4 of the Birther Feud Trilogy)

He Thought He Was On The Road To Zanzibar, But He Missed The Boat

Wait a minute! Don’t Trilogies only have three parts???  Maybe, but the Birthers don’t follow the rules, so why should I??? Plus, in music, the Fourth Movement of a Symphony, particularly a Choral Symphony, is the part which ties all the other parts together and provides closure. So first, here is the Chorale Finale – – – Oswald The Lucky Rabbit starring in the 1935 musical film Africa. Then after that, I will tie all this in and explain the relevance to  Birtherism:

This represents the fourth Internet Article in a row  relating to the Taitz-Haskins feud.   I seem to be paying it  a lot more attention than other anti-Birther websites. This is because I believe this schism  is more than a simple personality squabble or Diva Spotlight Catfight like we have seen before in Birtherdom.  I see this as a watershed event, which has the potential to seriously unravel a substantial part of the  Birther Movement.

What is different, is that this dispute is the first one where virtue plays an important part. Now, it is not just a dispute over the obvious legal incompetence in the mis-interpretation of a statute, for example, but whether that mis-interpretation has been purposely overlooked to pad a  Pay-Pal button, or to reinforce one’s self image.  Of course, all three possibilities have been proposed by those of us on the other, along with accusations of severe mental issues. But now, it comes from another Birther, and he has friends.

Once this process begins, then the Birther Movement is in serious trouble. How  long before the questioning turns to Donofrio’s tortured reading of Minor v. Happersett, or Mario Apuzzo’s beatification of Emerech de Vattel??? And this will not be based on the fact that us on the other side have worked ourselves silly trying to tell Birthers these exact things ad nauseum. This will arise from a few Birthers’ own realistic and ethical search for truth. From Haskins:

Like many of you, I once accepted all the false drivel as truth, and even publicly supported it. I also (even though I found it disgusting, unethical, and immoral) kept my mouth shut about the gross self-idolization, the begging for donations based on misleading information, and the attempted cutting-off-at-the-knees of anyone in the movement who isn’t Orly. Yes, I was also lulled into stupidity by the “team” mentality, and the ludicrous notion that a flurry of activity was advancing our cause.

So, once the outright lies about “judge-issued subpoenas” and Obama being “ordered to stand trial” were being preached to the faithful followers, I arrived at a serious dilemma of conscience. Should I go along to get along, or should I say something? I knew there had to be a reason why most everyone privately condemned Orly’s bizarre world, yet nobody dared even whisper the slightest public disapproval. Well, as far as I can tell, the reasons came down to two things—the fact that Orly will publicly attack anybody who exposes her, and she has a group of useful idiots who believe her utter garbage, and who will attack like rabid chihuahuas on a moment’s notice.

As a matter of conscience, I could no longer keep silent. There are so many levels of wrong in that camp that biting one’s tongue should not be considered a morally sound alternative to rocking the boat. One does not silently accept a cancer in the hopes that, in the end, one’s body will thrive because of physical “unity” with the disease. No, to strengthen the body, and increase one’s chances for survival, the cancer must be eradicated, as painful a process as that sometimes can be.

As for those very few members of the team who have such a problem dealing with the truth I have been sharing, I invite you to refute anything I have said. I have stated that there has been a steady stream of disinformation shared on Orly’s website, that there are many pleas for donations based upon deceptive information and incompetence, that there is constant self-aggrandizement, and that it is very typical for Orly to trivialize, marginalize, and/or demonize others within our movement—for no other reason than her fear that they might receive attention for their efforts. And, because of what I think at least appears to be clinically definable, she believes she deserves all attention (and donations).

So, since sane people view those behaviors as ethically/morally questionable at best, the only viable conclusion one may draw about someone who supports it is that either his ethics/morals must be questioned, or his intelligence must be. With her minions who supposedly send the supportive emails that she posts on her website, I would likely suspect the latter. As for those who are active leaders/bloggers in our movement, I would be more inclined to question the former. So, if you cannot refute what I have said, but you still want to vilify me, then I believe it necessarily becomes a matter of character, and maybe that should be exposed also.

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/86-breaking-surgeon-kills-multiple-patients-blames-hospital.html

As is evident, a growing sense of  virtue is the driving force behind the schism.  Haskins and others are tired of parroting the blatant lies, half-truths, and phony legalisms and tires of being bullied into acquiescence. Not to be pollyannish but hopefully the desire to start doing right  will work where logic and reason have failed. And there sure hasn’t been much of it on the Birther side of things so far. It sure can’t hurt anything. Sooo, the point of this Fourth Part to the Birther Feud Trilogy, is to add the importance of Virtue to the Trilogy:

Part 1. Trouble In Birther Paradise – An overview of the Haskins-Taitz feud.

Part 2. A Conundrum of Confidence – Discussing  the Taitz role to date.

Part 3. A Prodigal Rouses -Discussing Haskins’  growing awareness of the situation.

Part 4Road to Joy – The importance  of Virtue in ending Birtherism..

As demonstrated in the song above, much of Oswald Rabbit’s luck comes from simply doing the things he ought to do. Which is a good part of virtue. The lyrics are provided for those wishing to study this phenomenon:

Oswald The Lucky Rabbit Song

Queen: Who are you?
Oswald: Who, me???

Lucky rabbit
That lucky Oswald rabbit
Nicest rabbit that you ever knew.

Lucky habit
That lucky Oswald habit
If you want it here’s what you must do:

Reading and writing and arithmetic
May often make you awful sick
But if you learn your lessons quick
The quicker you’ll be through.

Don’t be scrappy
But smile and do things snappy
Make folks happy
And you’ll be lucky too

Lucky Rabbit
That lucky Oswald Rabbit
Nicest rabbit that you ever knew.

Lucky habit
That lucky Oswald habit
If you want it here’s what you must do:

Every morning when you wake
Some revolution you should make
Don’t stuff your tummies til they ache
With candy, cake, and goo

Play and study
Don’t get your books all muddy
Help your buddy
You’ll be lucky, too.

Lucky Rabbit
I’ve got that Oswald Habit
Tell me, Sweetie, will you be my king???

I don’t know just what to do
I’ve never met a Queen like you
But I just love to bill and coo
So I will be your King!

So, the moral here is to lead a virtuous life. Help your buddy. Make people happy. And don’t be too scrappy! In conclusion, I hope this 4 Part Trilogy has proved interested and entertaining. At the very least, it is different.

Whew!

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. Road to Joy. This is an allusion to the Ode to Joy which is sung in the 4th Movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Here is an English translation of the Schiller’s Poem which scrolls across the screen in the youtube video:

Note 2: Coincidences. At the 4:58 point in the film, a Fife player emerges who plays the tune, The Girl I Left Behind Me. I could not help but think of Haskins and how he is leaving Orly Taitz behind him.

Note 3. The Number 4. The number 4 also symbolizes completeness.  Carl Jung supposedly spent his final years contemplating the meaning of the number 4.

http://www.redicecreations.com/article.php?id=1722

Note 4. The Image above is from the 1935 film Bronco Buster, starring Oswald Rabbit. The caption is an reference to the Bob Hope and Bing Crosby series of Road movies, specifically The Road To Zanzibar. Zanzibar is the island part of Tanzania which abuts the southern border of Kenya on the south. At one point in time, a person could not get to Zanzibar if he missed the boat. Which is also a slang term for getting something completely wrong. Which is also an allusion to those trying to link Obama to an African birth, missing the boat, and getting it completely wrong.


The Prodigal Rouses, Or, Don’t Have A Cow, Man!!! (Part 3 of the Birther Feud Trilogy)

Bossy Really Wanted Off The High Wires, But She Wasn't Sure She Was Grounded

This is the third part of the Birther Feud Trilogy and deals with the schism between Dean Haskins of The Birther Summit, along with his supporters,  and Orly Taitz, Esq.,  the most well-known Birther attorney.  The numbers in parentheses refer to Note 1 below, which identifies the source Internet Article. The first two parts of this Trilogy, may be found here:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/trouble-in-birther-paradise-0r-a-diet-of-worms-part-1-of-the-birther-feud-trilogy/

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/02/17/a-conumdrum-of-competence-or-the-tao-of-poo-part-2-of-the-birther-feud-trilogy/

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is found in the Bible at Luke 15: 11-32. It is a well known story, and it is the part where the son “comes to his senses”  that is relevant here is:

13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. 16He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

17When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired servants have food to spare, and here I am starving to death! 18 I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ 20 So he got up and went to his father.

I hope from reading Dean Haskins’ Internet Articles at The Birther Summit, that something like this may be starting to happen  in some Birther Circles.  That perhaps some  small number of Birthers are slowly rousing themselves from their mental slumber, poking their heads up out of  the Birther slop, and starting to ask, ” Where am I??? What I am doing here???” 

Reality, for the Prodigal, was realizing that he was so hungry he was considering eating the corn cobs out of the pig slop.  Reality, for the Birthers, should be a ravenous hunger  for mental nourishment, aggravated along by realizing how atrociously some of their compadres comport themselves in combination with a new appreciation that the Courts are not Satan’s Spawn after all.  As Haskins states it:

For more than three years, we have literally screamed our disapproval of the vast numbers of Americans who have accepted statements at face value made by a campaign, an administration, Congress, and the media, and we have labeled such people “sheeple.” But, sadly, many in our movement have done the same thing regarding the one person who has garnered the lion’s share of public attention in this matter, by accepting at face value that anything positive was occurring.

Add to the seemingly insurmountable task of working within the current law to obtain any damning evidence for our cause, there is yet another legal mountain that would have to be scaled, and that is the proper legal use of the Full Faith and Credit Clause of the Constitution. While it was improperly, and laughably, argued in Hawaii that the FFC Clause would give Georgia jurisdiction over Hawaii, the proper interpretation of the FFC Clause would be that, in a court of law, whatever a state certifies as a birth certificate is deemed to be “self verifying,” meaning that a court will regard it as valid apart from any corroborating evidence. If a court automatically regards evidence as valid, then no counter-evidence will be considered. We might not like it, but it’s the law, folks.

To overcome the present laws that apply to birth certificates, if that is even possible, would require a legal mastermind and a brilliant argument that has not yet even been constructed.(6)

So, in those 3 paragraphs we see a self-realization that Birthers are just as capable of deluding themselves as any other human being,  a recognition that substantial evidence against Obama is lacking, and an acceptance that there may not be any legal recourse.  He continues:

Here’s what will probably happen: after Jablonski (Obama’s Attorney) recovers from his blanket party, he will likely file an amended Motion to Quash; and it will probably be one of the most thorough Motions to Quash in the history of Motions to Quash, and Judge Malihi will probably grant that motion.

In the unlikelihood that Judge Malihi does not grant his amended Motion to Quash, there is something that is virtually guaranteed to happen: Obama not showing up to an administrative law hearing in the state of Georgia. Jablonski would appear on his behalf, and present a certified “birth certificate” and proof of residency for the past 14 years. As the certified “birth certificate” will be considered self-verifying by the court, nothing Orly will say will sway it. And remember, the end result of this hearing is a non-binding recommendation to the Secretary of State. So, no, Obama will not be handcuffed in Atlanta next week (he won’t even be there).

I’m not trying to be a downer, or burst anybody’s bubble—but, honestly folks—we need to stop spreading the spin all over the internet, just to be made fools of when what was posted never happens. I’m amazed at the number of people who haven’t figured that one out with Orly yet. It’s just not going to happen like we want it to. (5)

Now, we are seeing a deeper acceptance of the legal system, as neither skewed in favor of Obama, nor skewed against Birthers. The laws just are what they are.  Then we see below, a recognition that norms of behavior apply to  Birthers the same way they do to any other human being.  That nastiness is nastiness, untruth is untruth, and that each of us have a duty to promulgate the truth, even when that truth is unpleasant to us.

As long as I rationalized that, with everyone on the planet, acceptance is accompanied with both good and bad, then my silence wasn’t so much a betrayal of truth as it was an assent to the human condition, and a belief that unity could help usher in our desired result. But then, a funny thing happened on my way to sanity—I asked myself a salient question, and my head nearly exploded: Where’s the good?

I know there are times in life wherein one believes his cause to be so just that, to assure what one deems a proper conclusion, he must find, and rely on, a bulldog advocate—that one ruthless counselor who is ultra-versed in the necessary knowledge, and is tenacious and unforgiving in the righteous pursuit. That person is normally not often accused of being overly gracious—but, that’s why we’re enamored—because that person will go after the opposition’s jugular to accomplish what we know to be right. We accept the nastiness simply because it furthers our cause.

And, as I saw the purposely misleading messages, and thoroughly invalid legal statements being made across the internet (along with a seemingly steady stream of vicious attacks against anyone who was thought to either be siphoning her deserved donations from her, or garnering a bit too much of the limelight), I realized that what I had been doing was accepting the bad with the bad. Why on earth would we accept both the nastiness and nothing but failure in furthering our cause? (4)

If I am to be “blamed” for telling the truth, then so be it. I suppose there will always be those who believe that Orly is the face of our movement, and I’m sure they now believe I am the movement’s ass. Well, as I’ve stated, I’m not interested in popularity contests, I’m only interested in the truth. If you don’t like what I have to say, then don’t read what I write. It’s that simple. But, I will promise those who choose to spend an occasional couple of minutes hearing from the voices in my head, I will try my best to present the truth the best I can, and will not lie simply for the purpose of promoting myself or prying a donation from you. I will not be boxed into any mandate for group-speak, and even when I hate the truth I share, I will share it anyway. In life, I have learned that the truth will set you free, but it will usually piss you off first. Ultimately, friends are no substitute for truth; and, if one’s friends abandon him for speaking the truth, they weren’t friends anyway. (4)

Then, in his response to a slammed door from Sharon Rondeau, Haskins reiterates his recognition and characterization of Birther misinformation as just that, misinformation, and his intention to stop being a part of it:

Some of us entered this movement for no other reason than wanting to know the truth. Along the way, it was as if something other than pure truth was being disseminated, and suddenly, the masses congregated like jackals being fed red meat, each morsel a new, tantalizing twist of events that titillated our anticipation that some new and improved “effort” would finally bring about our much-anticipated goal of Obama’s eligibility finally being addressed in broad daylight.

Well, it has come to a point that some of us have stopped and tasted what is being tossed into the community trough, and realized that it doesn’t taste like meat at all. In fact, it tastes like something that the cattle have previously eaten. (3)

You see, because of the things I have done, I am necessarily identified as being a part of this movement, and I am not willing to be “guilty by association” of the blatant dishonesty that gets bandied about as patriotism. We are either fully for the truth, or we are fully against it. When I see something posted that is misleading, deceptive, or blatantly false, I’m going to call it what it is.(3)

Finally, Haskins endorses an objective standard of analysis,  as opposed to the vague, illogical, knee-jerk ,World Net Dailyish condemnations and name-calling:

As for those very few members of the team who have such a problem dealing with the truth I have been sharing, I invite you to refute anything I have said. I have stated that there has been a steady stream of disinformation shared on Orly’s website, that there are many pleas for donations based upon deceptive information and incompetence, that there is constant self-aggrandizement, and that it is very typical for Orly to trivialize, marginalize, and/or demonize others within our movement—for no other reason than her fear that they might receive attention for their efforts. And, because of what I think at least appears to be clinically definable, she believes she deserves all attention (and donations).

So, since sane people view those behaviors as ethically/morally questionable at best, the only viable conclusion one may draw about someone who supports it is that either his ethics/morals must be questioned, or his intelligence must be. With her minions who supposedly send the supportive emails that she posts on her website, I would likely suspect the latter. As for those who are active leaders/bloggers in our movement, I would be more inclined to question the former. So, if you cannot refute what I have said, but you still want to vilify me, then I believe it necessarily becomes a matter of character, and maybe that should be exposed also. (1)

Now, summing this up, we have:

realization that Birthers are capable of self delusion;

recognition that evidence against Obama is lacking;

acceptance that there may not be any legal recourse;

acceptance of the legal system as neither skewed in favor of Obama, nor skewed against Birthers;

recognition that norms of behavior apply to  Birthers too;

belief that we  have a duty to promulgate the truth, even if unpleasant to us;

recognition and characterization of Birther lies, as lies;

intention to stop being a part of  the misinformation system; and

endorsement of an objective standard of analysis,  as opposed to the vague, illogical, knee jerk, World Net Daily-ish sort of  condemnations and name calling.

Add to that, a growing sense of humor, a refusal to be bullied into GroupThink and GroupSpeak, a willingness to engage with “Obots”, and the recognition that sometimes the “Obots” may even be right.  Sooo, what I wonder is, when you add all this up, why are Haskins and his supporters still Birthers???  I mean, if the above is your New Normal, isn’t this the equivalent of  admitting that your Old Normal was a moral and logical pigsty??? That your Old Normal was just time and energy squandered in wild living with Orly, Leo, and Mario???

Perhaps Haskins and the others are waiting for the results of Sheriff Joe’s Cold Posse Investigation to reanimate the Birtherism Cadaver. I don’t see much happening in the way of “Our investigation reveals Obama was not born in the United States.” I sure don’t see Sheriff Joe playing “judge” and endorsing the two citizen-parent stuff. I could be wrong, but I suspect there will be tons of heart-broken/rabid Birthers come March 1. Time will tell on this.

Maybe Haskins and his sect need  to realize that Orly Taitz, with all her many problems, isn’t the basic problem. She is only a symptom of the basic problem with Birtherism. . . the fact that there never was any real substance to Birtherism other than a vague suspicion that Obama may have been born someplace other than Hawaii . . . and the fact that the whole two citizen-parent thingy is an imaginary requirement invented in  late 2008 by Leo Donofrio. Of logical necessity, any movement based on those two non-existent foundations had to be one of excess, bluster, naked partisan politics, theatrics, and hot air.

With their new resolve to boldly forth and tell the truth, do Haskin and Company still plan on preaching to the world that Minor v. Happersett was precedental for natural born citizenship??? That not necessary to solve these doubts really means just the opposite??? Or that Wong Kim Ark does not mean exactly what the Ankeny court said it meant??? Or, if Sheriff Joe comes up empty-handed, that it isn’t time to fold the tents and steal away???

Because if all that stuff doesn’t stop, then what’s the point??? Sooo, here’s hoping that something good comes from all of Haskins’ self-introspection. That like the Prodigal above,  he points his feet towards home, and takes that next step.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. Reference Table for Dean Haskin Quotes:

1 BREAKING! SURGEON KILLS MULTIPLE PATIENTS. BLAMES HOSPITAL. 2/14/2012
2 HAS THE COLD CASE POSSE’S INVESTIGATION BEEN DELAYED? 2/08/2012
3 AN OPEN LETTER TO THE POST & EMAIL’S SHARON RONDEAU 1/23/2012
4 HAS DEAN HASKINS LOST HIS MIND? 1/21/2012
5 HAS ORLY ACTUALLY WON!!! WON!!! WON??? 1/20/2012
6 OF SUBPOENAS, TRIALS, AND A VEXATIOUS LITIGANT 1/19/2012

Note 2: Don’t Have A Cow, Man!!! Wiki says:

Don’t have a cow is a humorous cautionary phrase, dating from the late 1950s at least, possibly of US origin. It appeared in the 1984 movie, “Sixteen Candles”. The metaphoric warning means “don’t get so worked up.” If one pauses to reflect on the physical aspects of a human being giving birth to a full-grown cow, one can see what this phrase alludes to in terms of emotional expressiveness. Prior to “Don’t have a cow,” the phrase was “Don’t have kittens” (or “Don’t have a cat”). A variation in the past tense is also used when someone has already become worked up, e.g. “She had a cow when she found out he’d been smoking.”

Bart Simpson used the phrase “Don’t have a cow, man!” as a catchphrase in early episodes of The Simpsons. Shaggy Rogers from Scooby Doo uses this phrase often.

Its meaning here is two fold. First, don’t get worked up about leaving Birtherism, just do it. You’re not leaving anything of value behind. Second, it is a reference to the Fatted Calf in the parable. The Fatted Calf should be given, and not retained by the offeror, hence, “Don’t have a cow, man!”

Note 3: The Image above is from the 1937 Oswald Rabbit film, The Mechanical Handy Man. As a side note, no cows were harmed in the making of that film, and Bossy made it safely down from the electrical lines.


Trouble In Birther Paradise, 0r, A Diet of Worms (Part 1 of the Birther Feud Trilogy)

Whichever Way It Turned Out, The Looney Tunes Were Guaranteed A Win

Dean Haskins, organizer of The Birther Summit, must have watched the movie, Patton, and was stirred by George C. Scott’s rendition of General Patton’s motivational speech. Particularly this part:

Americans love a winner. Americans will not tolerate a loser. Americans despise cowards. Americans play to win all of the time. I wouldn’t give a hoot in hell for a man who lost and laughed. That’s why Americans have never lost nor will ever lose a war; for the very idea of losing is hateful to an American.”

I guess he got to thinking about it, and realized that Birthers have pretty much lost every court battle they have fought, and Haskins thinks he has discovered the reason. . . Orly Taitz.  The first shots in the feud were fired on January 19, 2012. In Haskins‘ own words, from some choice excerpts in his OF SUBPOENAS, TRIALS, AND A VEXATIOUS LITIGANT:

At issue are two dynamics concerning Orly Taitz I believe need to be addressed—namely, a lack of understanding of the law, and a megalomaniacal persona.

I think we have all been very forgiving of Orly’s numerous legal “missteps” in the past, because we have all believed that she would eventually do something right, and our case would finally be “heard.” I am now convinced that will never happen—at least not at the hand of Orly Taitz

Repeatedly filing  motions and “subpoenas” to obtain something to which she has no legal right is what will eventually win her “vexatious litigant” status.

Believe me, I understand the principle of flinging enough poo against the wall in the belief that, eventually, something will stick; and generally, I know that, in the right situation, that can be an effective approach. Unfortunately, in this instance, it has not been; and my gut feeling is that both the Hawaii and Georgia courts have intercepted the proverbial poo before it has hit the wall, and very soon, will be tossing it at a fan.

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/74-of-subpoenas-trials-and-a-vexatious-litigant.html

This was followed on January 20, 2012 by the analytical thesis,  HAS ORLY ACTUALLY WON!!! WON!!! WON???

This is a follow-up to something I posted yesterday. Before making my observations, I want to make a guarantee. If it turns out that I was wrong in my previous statement, I will gladly state that I was wrong, and issue a full apology to Orly about my legal assessment (which is something I already know would never be a reciprocal agreement). However, I am certainly not prepared to do that today, regardless of Orly’s “I won!!! I won!!! I won!!!” foolishness. You see, unlike Orly, I am not going to look at a cow patty, and assume that because there is evidence of a cow somewhere, I get to serve ice cream to everybody right now. Let me rephrase that . . . SELL ice cream to everybody right now.

This is one of the issues I have already discussed—that everything from Orly seems to come with her own flavor of spin. And then, once the spin has been made, it is blindly believed by people (who just want so badly for it to be true), and it starts getting posted around the internet. Problem is, when it turns out that it wasn’t entirely true, the only recourse Orly has is to scream “corruption!”

I’m not trying to be a downer, or burst anybody’s bubble—but, honestly folks—we need to stop spreading the spin all over the internet, just to be made fools of when what was posted never happens. I’m amazed at the number of people who haven’t figured that one out with Orly yet. It’s just not going to happen like we want it to.

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/75-has-orly-actually-won-won-won.html

Haskins,  a musician by trade,  must have remembered those well-known lyrics, “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat worms.”   Either that, or some massive missles of Flying Monkey poo got flung at Haskins, because the very next day we find this . . . HAS DEAN HASKINS LOST HIS MIND?:

Of course, over the past few days, I’ve received some hate mail, but, not as much as one might think. I have received far more messages from those who have basically said, “It’s about time.” So, the Obots hate me because I’m a birther, the Orlybots hate me because I’ve told the truth, and then there is a publicly silent group who chooses to remain Swiss in this matter (now, isn’t that an amazing coincidence?). It appears I may be making myself a man with no country. I’ve heard that island living isn’t all that bad.

There are even those who suggest that what I have said could injure our cause. Well, if you believe that the truth will hurt your cause, then either you are corrupt, or your cause is; and, I’m not willing to concede that our cause is. Nothing I have said can harm our cause, because nothing I have said is untrue. Again, not liking the law, or proper legal procedure, is not a reason to ignore them. And, working outside of them is a formula for certain defeat. It is also worth mentioning the intellectual dishonesty involved in chiding me for telling a blunt truth, but giving incessant passes to the hateful attacks from the she-god.

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/76-has-dean-haskins-lost-his-mind.html

Lest there be any doubt that Haskins’ ex-communication is in process, here is a communication from an ex-supporter, Sharon Rondeau, Editor of The Post and Email:

Sharon:

On January 20, 2012, I received the following email from you:

I am personally appalled at the defamation of character you have displayed against Orly Taitz. As editor of The Post & Email, I normally keep opinions to myself; however, your egregious attack on her character and efforts is very revealing about your motivation. I am truly shocked at what you have written, for which Dr. Taitz could hold you legally liable.

I will not be publishing anything from The Birther Summit in the future.

Haskins pubished that on February 4, 2012 in AN OPEN LETTER TO THE POST & EMAIL’S SHARON RONDEAU:

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/84-an-open-letter-to-the-post-a-emails-sharon-rondeau.html

The Schism widens. A few days later, on February 8, 2012, Haskins accused Taitz of Gross Diva-ism and impeding Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, in his HAS THE COLD CASE POSSE’S INVESTIGATION BEEN DELAYED?:

Before proceeding, I want to explain something important, as this is crucial to understanding what is repeatedly happening to our initiatives. Orly Taitz seems to display a need to attach herself to every possible aspect of our movement in a tireless effort to remain the self-exalted face of it. When she is hampered in her quests to hijack what others are trying to accomplish (to try to claim their efforts as her own), she will inevitably do all she can to sabotage them.

As most people are likely aware, during a law enforcement investigation, those who are conducting it cannot reveal any of the evidence they are examining, as doing so can often hamper the investigation itself. However, there has been a concerted effort by someone playing the role of an attorney (very poorly, I might add) to either hijack or sabotage this investigation, as was evidenced by her mailing an unenforceable, downloaded “subpoena” form from Georgia’s OSAH website. This was an attempt to “force” Sheriff Joe into prematurely revealing the products of his investigation, which, thankfully, was seen as the ignoble and ignorable act that it was. It was an attempted hijacking.

Being unsuccessful in hijacking the investigation, the next step was, predictably, sabotage. Very recently, she posted this statement on her website: I HOPE ARPAIO IS NOT USING HIS INVESTIGATION OF OBAMA AS A BARGAINING CHIP WITH THE FEDS. THIS WOULD EXPLAIN THE DELAYS.

While there may still be some who believe that Orly Taitz advanced our cause in the past, many now question her motives, and understand the damage she continues to inflict on our efforts. Whatever her motives may be, it is time for her to stand down and let professional law enforcement proceed in its investigation without any further hampering or interference.

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/85-has-the-cold-case-posses-investigation-been-delayed.html

Then, on February 14, 2012, Haskins penned the Allegorical,  BREAKING! SURGEON KILLS MULTIPLE PATIENTS. BLAMES HOSPITAL.  It is a quite creative and witty piece, and includes:

What if you read this chilling headline, and further discovered that it was even worse than initially thought . . . that every patient upon whom this surgeon operated died as a result of the surgeon’s incompetence? But, imagine even further that this surgeon had a blog, and on that blog were statements like, “I am, surgeon who does 99%, of work advancing medical, science,” and the posts were full of scientific falsehoods and medical impossibilities, and usually included pleas for donations so that the surgeon could “operate” on more unsuspecting patients?

No rational adult would ever state that this was a surgeon who deserved support and gratitude. No, we would be wondering why the surgeon even had a medical license, and why malpractice complaints and fines hadn’t shut down the horrendous enterprise.

It gets even better. Go here to read the whole thing:

http://www.birthersummit.org/news/86-breaking-surgeon-kills-multiple-patients-blames-hospital.html

Taitz has responded thusly:

Cannon of Legal Ethics??? I'll Show You Cannons!!!

OK, so I jest a little. Actually, there are two more Internet Articles I have planned to discuss other aspects of this issue. The next one will deal more with Orly Taitz, and her perceived incompetence.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1: The Images. The Images are from the 1935 film, The Hillbilly, Directed by Walter Lantz, starring Oswald “The Lucky” Rabbit, and Poodles Hound. More may be found here:

http://cartoonsof1935.blogspot.com/2012/02/016-hill-billy.html

Note 2: A Diet of Worms. This is a wordplay on The Diet of Wurms, about which Wiki says:

The Diet of Worms 1521 (German: Reichstag zu Worms, [ˈʁaɪçstaːk tsuː ˈvɔɐms]) was a diet (a formal deliberative assembly, specifically an Imperial Diet) that took place in Worms, Germany, and is most memorable for the Edict of Worms (Wormser Edikt), which addressed Martin Luther and the effects of the Protestant Reformation. It was conducted from 28 January to 25 May 1521, with Emperor Charles V presiding.

In June of the previous year, 1520, Pope Leo X issued the Papal bull Exsurge Domine (“Arise, O Lord”), outlining 41 purported errors found in Martin Luther’s 95 theses and other writings related to or written by him. Luther was summoned by the emperor. Prince Frederick III, Elector of Saxony obtained an agreement that if Luther appeared he would be promised safe passage to and from the meeting. This guarantee was essential after the treatment of Jan Hus, who was tried and executed at the Council of Constance in 1415 despite a promise of safe conduct.

Emperor Charles V commenced the Imperial Diet of Worms on 28 January 1521. Luther was summoned to renounce or reaffirm his views. When he appeared before the assembly on 16 April, Johann Eck, an assistant of the Archbishop of Trier (Richard Greiffenklau zu Vollraths at that time), acted as spokesman for the emperor.

Note 3: Nobody likes me, everybody hates me, Guess I’ll go eat worms. . . This is a reference to the The Worm Song, of which several versions can be found here. The melody is the same as Polly Wolly Doodle:

http://bussongs.com/songs/nobody_likes_me_worms.php

Thanks to “G” who suggested this note be added!!!