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Lord Monckton Comes Back To Haunt The Birthers???

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Proving He Is A Human, Lord Monckton Correctly Signs The Answer To “Nine + 1”

One of my favorite Birthers is Lord Monckton of Brenchley. He has a lot of class, and is not afraid to stick his neck out on  contrarian causes. Which is a lot more rare than you might think.  Monckton is a natural born bon vivant, just brimming over with insoucience. I believe he propounds the Birther foolishness just to stir up crap in the colonies.  I can see him sitting in his easy chair in front of a good fire, feet propped up on some peasant, and a leather bound volume of Robert Southey in hand, reading about poor Mary, the Maid of the Inn, and chortling about maniacs, in general. So it is fun to finally put him to good use whomping some Birthers right upside the head.

Anyway, over at ObamaReleaseYourRecords, they have strung together three idiotic stories to create a Frankenstein Manchurian Candidate out of Obama:

Three Men Told Of Obama’s
Manchurian Presidency In Advance
By SA

First:

Marine Claims While In Hawaii In 1980 He Met Young Obama Who Told Him He Was Born In Mombasa, Kenya And Wanted To Be President One Day.

and second:

Ayers Family Postman Claims He Was Told By Bill Ayers’ Mother That Obama Was A Foreign Student. He Also Claims He Met Obama Outside The Ayers Home And Was Told By Obama Himself That He Was Going To Be President.

and third:

Physicist Thomas Fife Claims While In Russia In 1992 He Was Told By Former KGB Agents The U.S. Will Have A Black, Soviet Agent As President Soon Named Barack.

Each of these has a video, and the story can be found at this link:

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/07/video-three-men-told-of-obamas.html

I know that two of these stories have already been debunked,  but I will deal with the substantive claims in another Internet Article(s). For now, I want to take the easy way out, like the Birthers usually do, and simply debunk this by using some Monckton Math!  Some time ago Lord Monckton made Birther Headlines by stringing together some calculations of odds. For example, if you roll  a set of dice, there are 36 possible combinations (6 x 6=36) and therefore 1 chance in 36 of getting a particular combination. (egs. a “6” on the first die, and a “5” on the second one.)

A person could add another set of odds to this, and then calculate the overall odds, although conceptually the result is meaningless. For example, the odds of drawing the Jack of Spades from a standard deck, with no jokers, is 1 in 52. You could calculate the chance  of  first rolling a 6, then a 5, and then drawing the Jack, as (1/6) x (1/6) x (1/52). This works out to 1 chance in 1,872,  although I am not sure why you would care.

Anyway, Monckton strung together a series of estimated odds on Obama’s birth certificate  issue and supposedly arrived at some miniscule chance that the document was genuine.  This was conceptually flawed approach. With dice, or cards, the total number of chances is discreet. There are six possibilities for each roll, for each die. Meanwhile, Monckton used such well established “odds” as:

Lavishly funded bureaucracy uses wonky typewriter:” 10:1

The fact that the registrar’s signature-stamp on the electronic form can be moved about: 100:1 against.

Use of “African” contrary to written form-filling rules and 20 years before the term came into common use: 25:1

It was a fun read, but laughable. No one but a MORON would have taken it seriously, (I estimate 1000 to 1 against a rational person falling for it.)  BUT, ORYR ran with the story, here:

http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/09/obama-eligibility-odds-1-in-62-quintillion.html

Sooo, lets all play goofball in the same park! I hereby make the following conservative estimates:

1. Odds that the Marine is telling the truth – 1 in 100; (This story has been debunked.)

2. Odds that if the Marine was accurate, and that he actually met Obama – 1 in 1000; (Assuming there were only 1,000 young black men on the whole island.)

3. Odds that the Postman’s memory was correct – 1 in 3; (Simply estimated odds of accurately remembering such an encounter, as opposed to a false memory.)

4. Odds that if the Postman’s memory was correct, he actually met Obama – 1 in 1000; (Again, assuming there were only 1,000 young black men in Chicago. Am I being conservative here, or what???)

5. Odds that the Ruskie is accurate about deep cover agents inserted for that particular purpose – 1 in 500; (Really, trying to game the Presidency that many years in advance with a Black American???)

I could go on and on, like Monckton, and add some more “odds”  to really zing the number up into the gazillion range, but this will suffice.  Now, let’s do some Monckton Math, and see how this all works out. (1/100) x (1/1000) x (1/3) x (1/1000) x (1/500) (Hmmm, I get 1 chance in 150 Billion that the ORYR story is true! Oops. I messed up. That’s actually a  better chance of being true than most Birther claims.

Uh, never mind.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Image. This is from the 1931 film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Note 2. Lord Monckton has been the subject of two previous articles here:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/lord-moncktons-mathematical-folly-or-odds-botchkins/

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/the-british-hysterical-society-presents-lord-monckton-or-a-flashman-in-the-pan/

Like I said, the ORYR stories are a little long in the tooth: The Postman also made appearances, including:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/corsi-goes-postal-with-hearsay-evidence/

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/the-dianna-is-back-in-the-ssr-or-shpekin-of-the-postman/

The Marine got clobbered. also:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/the-precedent-for-the-prescient-president-or-meeting-the-jung-obama/

There is also a link in the Marine story, to the Barackryphal Blog, which is an excellent read:

http://barackryphal.blogspot.com/2011/08/jim-racebannon-bancroft-birtherisms.html

Note 3.  Mary, The Maid of the Inn. Yes, of course there is such a poem! I like Robert Southey. Most of his writings are not overwhelmingly fantastic, but when you pick up a book of his, you find yourself still reading several hours later.

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Note 4. The Caption and the Image Easter Egg. Many websites and comment sections now ask you to “prove you are a human” by answering a math question, like that. For ESL’s “peering in”, in the sense of looking in a window, is a wordplay on Lord Monckton’s insistence on presenting himself as a “peer of the realm.”


The Strange Universe Of Butterdezillion (Or, All Mimsy Were The Borogoves)

WARNING! Trying To Untangle One Of Butterdezillion’s Arguments Can Be Hazardous To Your Health!!!

Well, I have been putting this chore off for quite a while. I wanted to write something about Birther Butterdezillion  before, but to be honest, I was  just scared to death to start in on one of her arguments. The few times in the past when I attempted to untangle whatever point she was trying to make,  the effort ended in frustration, tears, and clumps of hair laying about the room.

I finally figured out this was because I was trying to discover where her logic had broken down.  But, that requires that you have some sort of logical trail to follow in the first place. With Butterdezillion, there is no “logic” or “consistency” as we know those concepts here on Planet Earth.  And, I do not mean this in a negative sense.

I am convinced that Butterdezillion’s Mind  partially resides in some other weird dimension where Time, Space, and Causality dance to the beat of different drummers. In her Universe, Alpha does not necessarily precede Omega. If does not precede then,  but instead, follows then. At least sometimes, because if if consistently followed then, then you could develop some sort of system to approach her work.  But for her, patterns seem to come and go randomly.

Much like Einstein back in the day, there are very few people on this Planet who can even conceive of what she is talking about, and most of those are institutionalized. I think when someone tries to follow her arguments, their axon and neurons and synapses begin to reconnect in strange ways never meant for humans. Play her games long enough and weird Lovecraftian shapes, with tentacles, start floating through the walls and ceilings.

Several weeks ago, before I tackled this project, I tried an experiment.  I remembered seeing an old Twilight Zone episode, where a little girl falls through an inter-dimensional hole behind her bed. She can’t find her way back.  Her father can hear her but not find her.  So, he calls a friend, and together they find the hole. However, when the men popped their heads through the hole it was like down was up, and then sideways, and then things moving left were really moving right.  Anyone entering the hole would be lost. So, one of the men tied a rope to the other, and went through the opening.  Her little dog, operating on some instinctual directional impulse, was able to find the child and guide her back to the hole, where  they all got pulled out just before the hole closed up.

This got me to thinking. Sooo,  I borrowed my mother’s  Shih Tzu, Gilbert, and tied a 25 foot electrical cord to his collar and began reading a Butterdezillion blog to him.  I put plugs in my ears so that one of us could stay in this dimension and operate the cord.  I tried to convince Gilbert to poke his nose up against the computer screen, but he did not seem to be interested in this at all. Although he did lick the screen once or twice.  But nothing apparently happened, so I took him home.

The next day my mother called and asked what I had done to Gilbert. She said he started having epileptic seizures and she had to rush him to the vet, who gave her some doggie Valiums.  For the dog, not her. Now whenever Gilbert starts seizing, she pops a half valium in his mouth and he calms right down.  I can’t prove this had anything to do with my experiment, but I do find this indirect confirmation that one should approach Butterdezillion’s writings with respect and caution.

Sooo, I am preparing by drinking some Franzia White Zinfadel wine and two Jager/Red Bull bombs, and then diving in. I figure the liquor will lubricate the axons and synapses so they can more easily slide back into shape when I return. I am also tying one end of the 25 foot electrical cord around my waist and the other end to a very heavy armoire so I can rappel myself back into this dimension.  Sooo, Here Goes!

First, here is Butterdezillion’s latest creation:

http://butterdezillion.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/wheel-of-fortune-v-family-feud-final.pdf

and here is a pdf of it, in case that becomes un-linked or her whole blog slides off into the 11th Dimension:

Butterdezillion’s Wheel Of Fortune v. Family Feud

Now the whole point of her post is that the recent verification of Obama birth certificate information by Hawaiian Alvin Onaka to Arizonian Ken Barnett doesn’t actually verify the information, but instead indirectly confirms that  the birth certificate information is either false or the whole birth certificate is legally invalid.

Here are the 3 documents that Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett sent to Hawaii. First is the “Form” request for verification, with 6 blocks of information filled in: (Click on all images to enlarge.)

Notice that this is a FORM request for a Certified Copy of Birth Record that has been hand modified into a Request for Verification In Lieu of Certified Copy. As part of filling out the form, there are six pieces of REQUIRED information that have been typed in relating to the actual Birth Record: (1) Name on Certificate (2) A block for Sex (3) Date of Birth (4) Place of Birth (5) Father’s Name  (6) Mother’s Name . There are other blocks that are filled in relating to administrative matters, such as the Name of Requestor and Address of Requestor.

Next is his Supplemental Request:

Ken Bennett wants Verification of 10 other pieces of information in addition to the six items on the above form, and verification of the birth certificate copy he attached.

And finally, since both Bennett’s and Onaka mention it was attached, a copy of Obama’s birth certificate:

Both Bennett and Onaka call the document attached to the Request, the “Certificate of Live Birth.”  The short form is called a “Certification of Live Birth”, so we can reasonably assume that the above document is the one attached to the Request.

In Response to these three items, Onaka provides:

Notice that Onaka verifies the long form birth certificate in its entirety; the 10 pieces of information on the supplemental request by specifically typing them out; AND certifies the “facts of the vital event.”

And, from page 1 of her Internet Article, here is the applicable Hawaiian law on the process of Verification:

§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.

Now, to a normal person reading this on Planet earth, it looks like Onaka just verified everything on the long form, which includes everything on the Request for Verification and the Supplemental Request. Additionally, Onaka specifically verifies the 10 pieces of information on the Supplemental Request. Finally, Onaka certifies the facts of the vital event, which were typed in the Request for Verification, and which occur in the exact same fashion on the long form attachment.

According to the law cited by Butterdezillion (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.  Well, the applicant was Ken Bennett, and the 6 facts he stated were  (1) Name on Certificate; (2) A block for Sex, Male; (3) Date of Birth; (4) Place of Birth; (5) Father’s Name; and  (6) Mother’s Name.

By her own recital of law, the act of Verification is also certification of the above 6 facts stated by the applicant . Yet, Butterdezillion is neither happy nor convinced. The Verification of Birth, and the certification and verification of the facts of birth, simply do not agree with her preconceived notions.  And what is the source of her discontent???

It is this. Onaka did not specifically list the 6 facts above along with the 10 items on the form Request for Verification. It matters not to her that Onaka certified and verified the whole damn long form, which includes all that information. It matters not that Onaka specifically verified the hospital as the Kapiolani  Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. Perhaps in her wormhole universe, there is another Kapiolani Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya???

It matters not to Butterdezillion that Onaka included 2 more items in his specific verification, those being that a birth certificate is on file showing that Barack Hussein Obama, II was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. And this is really the only fact on the Birth Certificate that matters. Being born in Hawaii makes him a natural born citizen, end of story. Who really cares, as a political matter, who his father is outside of The National Enquirer and World Net Daily???  Finally, it matters not to her that Bennett, the applicant, stated 6 facts in his Request, and got a Verification, and that the:

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.

In Butterdezillion Dimension, not only is this not a verification, it is indirect confirmation that the birth certificate is legally invalid. Let’s put on our ropes and slip into her dimension for a moment:

On Wheel of Fortune contestants take turns guessing what letters are in a mystery word or phrase. If a guess is correct, all the tiles having that letter light up, Vanna flips the tiles to show the letters, and the contestant is closer to solving the puzzle.

That’s also how a Hawaii verification of birth works too. An applicant fills out a form, “guessing” the true facts of a person’s birth, and the HI registrar writes back verifying as true whichever “guesses” match what is on a legally-valid record. If the lights don’t go off on a particular “guess” it’s either because it doesn’t match the record or because the record it matches isn’t legally valid so the true birth facts cannot be legally known. The statute does not allow discretion for the Department of Health to simply ignore some items that were requested to be verified (emphasis mine):

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett filled out that web form (Exhibit A, attached at end of this report or all exhibits can be seen here) guessing that Barack Hussein Obama II’s true birth facts are what Obama’s posted birth certificate claims: gender = male; date of birth = Aug 4, 1961; city of birth = Honolulu, HI; island of birth = Oahu; mother = Stanley Ann (Dunham) Obama; father = Barack Hussein Obama.

HI State Registrar Alvin Onaka sent back a letter (Exhibit C) verifying that they have a birth certificate for Obama, but the lights didn’t go off for any of those birth facts Bennett guessed on the application. In an attached additional request (Exhibit B) Bennett asked Onaka to verify that an attached copy of Obama’s posted long-form was a “true and accurate representation of the original record on file”. Onaka wouldn’t verify that either but did verify that the birth facts claimed on the posted long-form matched the birth facts claimed on the original record at the HDOH.

Even though the claims matched, none could be verified as the true facts because the record on file is not legally valid. That is the logical conclusion. Dr. Onaka indirectly confirmed that Obama’s birth record is not legally valid.

Maybe I have been “in” too long, but I get the Wheel of Fortune analogy.  But what happens on Wheel of Fortune when you guess the hidden phrase??? Vanna turns over ALL the letters and YOU WIN!  Bennett got all the facts right, and his prize was THE VERIFICATION.  And just like the law says, [Onaka shall furnish] :

1.a verification of the existence of a certificate; and

2. [verification of] any other information that the applicant provides to be verified relating to the vital event that pertains to the certificate.

First, Bennett gets – 1. verification of the existence of a certificate :

Here in the first 2 items, Onaka provides the Verification of Birth, As Requested.

And then, Bennett gets – 2. [verification of] any other information that the applicant provides to be verified relating to the vital event that pertains to the certificate:

Here is where Onaka verifies the other information that the Applicant provides to be verified.

So, Bennett got everything he asked for.  He even got verification of everything on the Birth Certificate. I can not understand how Onaka can verify the whole dang long form birth certificate, and Birthers still think that something is fishy. What more could you possibly verify as being consistent with the records???  But I think I know what Butterdezillion expected and how it differed from what Bennett got. Here is what he got:

Here is what Bennett got.

And here is what Butterdezillion expected;

Here is what Butterdezillion expected.

Darn, is that a Smiley Face??? Anyway, time to leave Butterdezillion Dimension. If I start having seizures, somebody call my mother. I am sure Gilbert will share his stash with me.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Image. This is a construct made from Edvard Munch’s Ashes, which I found at this website which contains many very beautiful images of Knots In Art. Mathematicians take note!:

http://etacar.put.poznan.pl/piotr.pieranski//KnotsInArt.html

Note 2. All Mimsy Were The Borogoves.  I stumbled across this while researching nonsense language from Alice in Wonderland.  From Wiki:

Mimsy Were the Borogoves” is a science fiction short story by Lewis Padgett (a pseudonym of Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore) that was originally published in the February 1943 issue of Astounding Science Fiction Magazine.[1] It was judged by the Science Fiction Writers of America to be among the best science fiction stories written prior to 1965 and included in the anthology The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929-1964. In 2007, it was loosely adapted into a feature-length film titled The Last Mimzy.

Millions of years in the future, a post-human scientist experimenting with a time machine sends two boxes with hastily gathered batches of educational toys into the past. The first arrives in the middle of the twentieth century and the second in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Believing the experiment to be a failure when the machines and test objects fail to return, he discontinues his efforts.

The first box of toys travels back to 1942, and is discovered by a seven-year-old boy, Scott Paradine, who takes it home. The toys include a small transparent cube that visibly manifests the holder’s thoughts; a wire maze puzzle employing a fourth dimension; and a detailed anatomical doll that possesses unfamiliar organs and structures. As Scott and his two-year-old sister Emma play with the toys, the psychology of the two develops in unusual ways.

Although their parents are often preoccupied with their own lives, they suspect an anomaly and become worried. They consult with a child psychologist, Rex Holloway, who quickly recognizes the strangeness of the toys, and suspects their origin to be alien. Holloway surmises that the toys are “educating” the children and introducing an “x factor” into Scott’s and Emma’s thought processes. He believes their developing minds are pliable enough to be profoundly affected by the devices.

The toys rapidly guide the Paradine children to construct a pathway into the dimension where the beings of the future live. At Holloway’s direction their parents take the toys away from them; but the children continue their effort.

You sooo have to read the rest of this!!! It fits right in with the Motif:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimsy_Were_the_Borogoves

Note 3. Link.  Here is the link to Butterdezillion’s Blog:

http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/


Fifty Shades Of Stupid!!! (Or, Spanking Another Freeper Birther)

By The 89th Shade, They Were Really Having To Strain For Material

OMG!!! I stumbled across this little bit of SHEER TOTAL STUPIDITY while browsing the Free Republic Birther threads. There is sooo much Birther idiocy there that I could churn out 10 Internet Articles per day easily just by pointing out their legal mistakes, absurdities, and logical fallacies. It would be the equivalent of shooting very stupid fish in a very tiny barrel. Sooo, usually I just giggle and move on to something else. But this piece of nuttiness by Freeper Diogeneslamp was just too dumb to pass up.

Down below in the notes you can find links, and a screen capture of the idiocy.  Now, on with the story. The Freeper Birthers are all babbling and drooling and stuff, and Freeper Diogeneslamp pops out his little copy of John Adam’s personal Law book of English Common law, published in 1736. Which says:

All those are natural born Subjects whose Parents, at the Time of their Birth, were under the actual Obedience of our King, and whose Place of Birth was within his Dominions.

and to the side of that the margin note says:

In Calvins Case those which were born in Normandy, Gascon, while under actual Obedience to the Kings of England, were Subjects born. And this by the Statute is declared to have been the Common Law; but those born there now are Aliens, those places not being in the actual Possession of our King.

Now, I debated Diogeneslamp on numerous occasisons before the Freeper Birthers got tired of me kicking their butts and got me banned. He knows about Wong Kim Ark, and argues mightily that it doesn’t provide precedent on natural born citizenship passing to those born inside the United States regardless of the citizenship of the parents. And he knows, from that same case, that natural born citizenship passes to those born outside the country to American parent(s) by statutory law.

In short, Diogeneslamp is fully aware of this excerpt from Wong Kim Ark via the Ankeny Court:

The Wong Kim Ark Court explained:

The fundamental principle of the common law with regard to English nationality was birth within the allegiance-also called „ligealty,‟ „obedience,‟ „faith,‟ or „power‟-of the king. The principle embraced all persons born within the king‟s allegiance, and subject to his protection. Such allegiance and protection were mutual,-as expressed in the maxim, „Protectio trahit subjectionem, et subjectio protectionem,‟-and were not restricted to natural-born subjects and naturalized subjects, or to those who had taken an oath of allegiance; but were predicable of aliens in amity, so long as they were within the kingdom. Children, born in England, of such aliens, were therefore natural-born subjects. But the children, born within the realm, of foreign ambassadors, or the children of alien enemies, born during and within their hostile occupation of part of the king‟s dominions, were not natural-born subjects, because not born within the allegiance, the obedience, or the power, or, as would be said at this day, within the jurisdiction, of the king.

Lookie!!! The Courts say the same thing as the book. “Within the Obedience” doesn’t mean “citizen.”  It means within the physical jurisdiction of the King.  Clearly, it is the place of birth which controls natural born citizenship for those born inside the country. But, to actually read from John Adams’ book and recognize that fact means you have to quit being a two citizen-parent Birther. Because you to have to face the fact that the citizenship of the parents has NOTHING to do with those born INSIDE the country. Criminy, if the country’s possession reverts, there goes the citizenship, parents notwithstanding. What, does your parentage change if the country changes hands??? This is not just my opinion.

Here it is again, in Ankeny, citing Wong Kim Ark:

It thus clearly appears that by the law of England for the last three centuries, beginning before the settlement of this country, and continuing to the present day, aliens, while residing in the dominions possessed by the crown of England, were within the allegiance, the OBEDIENCE, the faith or loyalty, the protection, the power, and the jurisdiction of the English sovereign; and therefore every child born in England of alien parents was a natural-born subject, unless the child of an ambassador or other diplomatic agent of a foreign state, or of an alien enemy in hostile occupation of the place where the child was born.

III. The same rule was in force in all the English colonies upon this continent down to the time of the Declaration of Independence, and in the United States afterwards, and continued to prevail under the constitution as originally established.

Diogeneslamp has been exposed to all this before. Numerous times. There is no excuse for him not recognizing it.  So, how does he handle this clear conflict between his own evidence and his own beliefs??? Simple. He ignores it and tries to pass it off as the same as Vattel’s definition. Like this:

A. English Common law says if you are born here, you’re NBC, and your PARENTS’ citizenship is irrelevant.

and

B. Vattel says NBC only occurs when both PARENTS are citizens.

equals

C. They must be the same thing as what Vattel says, because they both mention the word PARENTS.

I don’t think stupid is too harsh a word  to use. Here it is in his own words:

Hmm… It mentions that a person’s Parents must be in Actual Obedience to the King, and it mentions this BEFORE it says anything about where such a subject should be born, establishing the first requirement as the more important of the two, in my opinion.

Wow. This definition of “Natural-born Subject” sounds very much like the Vattel definition of “natural born citizen”! The first thing both definitions mention is “parents.” Loyal Parents. If “parents” aren’t important, why would they be mentioned? This law book was also subsequently owned by John Adam’s son, John Quincy Adams. (Who also became President.)

But, being the legal whiz that he is, Diogeneslamp must realize that the link to Vattel is a little weak. Sooo, how are we supposed to know that John Adams ascribes to the Vattel definition???  Simple. Because Adams stayed with Vattel’s published in France during the Revolutionary War.

Sooo, that is pretty stupid. Ignoring the Wong Kim Ark and the Ankeny Court saying the same thing as is found in John Adams’ book is pretty stupid. Trying to cobble Vattel onto the book in spite of the clearly opposite meaning is pretty stupid. Ignoring your own evidence is pretty stupid. Trying to convince us that Adam’s staying with the publisher is proof of anything is pretty stupid. But you know what is the stupidest thing of all that Diogeneslamp does???

He forgets to check the publishing date of Adams’ personal book on English Common Law – – – which proves to be 1736, or 22 years BEFORE the first publication of Vattel’s Law Of Nations in 1758.  Yes, Diogeneslamp believes, and expects us to believe, that Adams’ book is parroting a definition of citizenship that won’t be written for another 22 years. I could go on.

If somebody made a career of studying Diogeneslamp’s stupidity, I am pretty sure they would need a title like 1000 Shades of Stupid.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. Screen Capture: Here is a screen capture of Diogeneslamp’s dribble. You can click on it to make it larger:

Note 2: Here is a link to it. Just scroll down to comment #224:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2913011/posts?q=1&;page=201;;comment=224

Note 3. Here’s a link to the 1736 book:

http://www.archive.org/stream/newabridgementof01baco#page/n5/mode/1up

Note 4. the Free Republic ban. Here is a link, with photos, of when the Free Republic Birthers wussied out and ran in panic stricken terror from me:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/zot-free-republic-birthers-run-in-panic-stricken-terror-from-the-truth/

Note 5: The Image.  This is a 1947 photo of Salvador Dali using a model as a desk.   Photograph by Bob Sandberg, Museum of the City of New York, The LOOK Collection.”  It is rumored that IKEA is working on reproductions.


The Dianna Spins!!! (Or, Girlfriend IS The Whirling Dervish!!!)

"The Dianna" And Other Birther Journalists Practice Synchronized Spinning

Well, I have some good news and some bad news for you. The good news is that Dianna Cotter, aka The Dianna aka Freeper Danae, left Russia and Pravda and made her way back to America. Perhaps Jim Robinson of Free Republic made an impression when he verbally spanked her about writing in Pravda:

“To: Danae
Don’t be an idiot. Continue attacking our conservative candidates with this nonsense and or our conservative FReepers you’re going to get the boot from FR. Take your fantasies elsewhere. America hating communist propaganda rag Pravda is appropriate. Wake up.
96 posted on March 18, 2012 5:39:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)”

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/free-republic-tells-the-dianna-to-stfu-about-santorum-birtherism/

The bad news is that she is still spinning the same old Birther dribble that she always does.  Cotter is like a guitar student who just knows one chord, Em7/A, and every song she plays has the same weird, disturbing, half-bubble-off, sound. This time she graces The Western Center for Journalism with her dissonance.  Her spin has become predictable. Here are a few excerpts:

Barack Obama Was A Foreign Student – American Media Threatened Into Silence

On March 7th, 2012, Pravda called out the U.S. press for its deliberate neglect of the largest scandal in modern American history. Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio released credible forensic evidence that Barack Obama, presumed President of the United States, presented to the world a forged Birth Certificate on April 27th, 2011.

Since then, the scandal has only expanded. Former United States Postal Service worker Allen Hulton has recently come forward with compelling testimony given under Oath, which leads to only one conclusion: Barack Obama attended College in the United States as a Foreign Student.

Huh??? Compelling evidence which leads to only one conclusion??? You have to dig for it, because it isn’t directly expressed in her story. But you know what the COMPELLING EVIDENCE was??? A dead lady, Mrs. Ayers, told Postman Hulton back in the 1980’s or maybe the 1990’s that her son and his wife,  Bill and Bernardine Ayers, were sponsoring a black foreign student. Postman Hulton says he met the black kid once, and he thinks it was Barack Obama.

That’s it. The Story of The Century. Some hearsay from a dead lady from 25-30 years ago.  Perhaps Cotter just lacks imagination, because I can sure come up with a lot more than one conclusion. How about:

1. The Old Postman didn’t meet Barack Obama at all, but some other black kid.

2. The Old Postman is just mixed up and mis-remembers what Mrs. Ayers told him.

3. Mrs. Ayers was mixed up and just thought the kid was a foreign student.

4. The Old Postman is fibbing.

5. The Old Postman met Barack Obama, but he wasn’t the same black kid as the foreign student.

Gee, that is five conclusions I can reach, and I am not even warmed up. Cotter tries to give her story some steadier legs by adding the under Oath part. In the story, she also says:

Mr. Hu[l]ton, by signing an affidavit has subjected himself to laws regarding perjury, not something to be taken lightly as telling the truth is now for him a requirement of law.

Hmmm. Now let’s see, the Mrs. Ayers is dead, so there is no one to dispute what she may or may not have told Hulton. So exactly how much danger is there of anyone proving perjury when there were no witnesses and the other person is dead??? Zippo.  But Cotter is not one to be bothered with actual thinking.  For her it is just spin, spin,and spin.

The rest of the story may be found here, but it looks pretty much like a reprint of her March 29, 2012 Pravda article, except for the Update 3-29-2012 section found in the Pravda article:

http://www.westernjournalism.com/barack-obama-foreign-student-american-media-threatened-into-silence/

You get the usual Cotter themes: Obama was a British citizen; Obama was an Indonesian citizen; The online legal search firm, Justia, scrubbed the links to the irrelevant case of Minor v. Happersett;  Obama is threatening everybody; and the American press is scared to touch this. And a few others. But here is something interesting! It is very first sentence of her article, found above:

On March 7th, 2012, Pravda called out the U.S. press. . .

Did they??? Did they really??? Let’s see. Oh, I think she is right. I found the March 7th Pravda article. Here is the statement:

The American Press is deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about this defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States. It is hiding Barack Obama’s Fraud as it has been revealed by a Sheriff in Arizona. The silence of the American press would be unbelievable if it weren’t so blatantly obvious.

It is nearly as egregious as the audacity of Obama’s fraud itself.

Well, if that is the same statement she is talking about, I guess Pravda did call us out. I wonder who the Ruskie was who wrote that??? Oh, here it is – – – Dianna Cotter???

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/07-03-2012/120708-arizona_sheriff_obama-3/

Yes, that is right!!! Cotter called out the U.S. Press, and then makes a  provocative change to where it reads like Pravda called out the U.S. Press.   You know, the sad thing is that as sloppy as her journalism is, you really don’t know whether this was intentional or just more of the shoddiness we have come to expect from her.

But I wonder if her technique will work for me??? Yoohoo! Dianna Cotter!!! The American press is calling you out!!!

No. That just doesn’t feel right. Never mind.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1: The Image. This is a 1905 photograph of Whirling Dervishes from the book,  East and War, which I found at Wiki, here:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:V.M._Doroshevich-East_and_War-Whirling_Dervishes.png

Note 2. Whirling Dervishes. Wiki says:

Sufi whirling (or Sufi spinning), (Arabic: الرقص الصوفي‎) is a form of Sama or physically active meditation which originated among Sufis, and which is still practiced by the Sufi Dervishes of the Mevlevi order. It is a customary dance performed within the Sema, or worship ceremony, through which dervishes (also called semazens) aim to reach the source of all perfection, or kemal. This is sought through abandoning one’s nafs, egos or personal desires, by listening to the music, focusing on God, and spinning one’s body in repetitive circles, which has been seen as a symbolic imitation of planets in the Solar System orbiting the sun.[

But, The Urban Dictionary says:

1. Whirling Dervish

(n.) A person whose behavior resembles a rapid, spinning object. These actions are often spastic fidgeting and incessant babbling. The actions of the whirling dervish are irritating and annoying, often exhausting other people in the immediate vicinity.

Note 3. Video. Since travel to the Mid East is not big on most people’s list of things to do, here is a youtube video of a Whirling Dervish dance. This is a short one, because after a while it can get kind of tedious:

Note 4. American Whirling Dervish Bonus.  Dervishes were very popular in America, and I think Joseph Farah (???), of World Net Daily, makes a cameo appearance in this one:


Free Republic Tells “The Dianna” To STFU About Santorum Birtherism!!!

The Dianna Opens Its Mouth. . . It Takes The Sock. . . It Puts The Sock In Its Mouth. . .

Thanks to Patrick McKinnon of Bad Fiction, I learned that Dianna Cotter aka The Dianna was told rather bluntly by Free Republic to shut up about Rick Santorum not being a natural born citizen. Here are a few excerpts:

“To: Danae
Don’t post like an ass. Santorum is a natural born citizen. Give it a rest. Continue attacking our posters as you are and you will get the boot from FR! Go somewhere else to post such nonsense.
90 posted on March 18, 2012 3:49:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)”

“To: Danae
Don’t be an idiot. Continue attacking our conservative candidates with this nonsense and or our conservative FReepers you’re going to get the boot from FR. Take your fantasies elsewhere. America hating communist propaganda rag Pravda is appropriate. Wake up.
96 posted on March 18, 2012 5:39:20 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)”

There is more at the Bad Fiction link:

http://badfiction.typepad.com/badfiction/2012/03/dispatches-from-birtherstan-22-23-march-2012.html#more

I have to admit to taking some personal satisfaction from The Dianna’s tongue lashing. I debated her several times and she was annoyingly dense and her head was sooo far up Leo Donofrio’s rear end that the doctors mistook it for Leo’s tonsils.  Plus, the Free Republic Birthers, as a group, are the most cowardly bunch I have ever seen and they can’t wait  to zot or run off anybody who shows them up for the idiots they are.  They got me zotted, but I did get pictures of them wailing and whining:

https://birtherthinktank.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/zot-free-republic-birthers-run-in-panic-stricken-terror-from-the-truth/

And, in another Internet Article here about The Dianna, I said:

Sooo, what’s a Good Birther to do when they have this earth-shattering story and Americans do a collective yawn??? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a country where people didn’t find crooked investigations, abuse of power, and money-grubbing Polizei out of the ordinary??? Somewhere like maybe a former communist country where American ideas of fairness seem pollyanny??? Hmmm. Oh yes!!! RUSSIA!!!

This shows how far the Birthers have sunk in their  mad attempt to get Obama on this issue. Cotter’s story was even carried at that Bastion Of Conservatism, Free Republic, with nary a whimper from the anti-commie crowd there:

Sooo, it was nice to see somebody there did notice the former SSR where she was posting. Meanwhile, over at Free Republic, some of the Birthers, like rxsid, are still chafing at the bit:

To: Admin Moderator; God-fear-republican

Santorum birtherism is not welcome on FR. His father served in the military in WWII, aptly demonstrating his loyalty. There is also a document on the internet that shows Italy revoked Aldo Santorum’s citizenship back in the 1930s.

There doesn’t appear to be a law, prior to Rick Santorum being born, that automatically made aliens serving/served in the military (WWII or other) U.S. citizens. Santorumm’s father, therefore, would have had to initiate and go through the naturalization process himself.

The McCarran-Walter Act, 1952, made aliens who served for 5 years eligible to be perminant lawful residents:

Act June 30, 1950, ch. 443, § 4,64 Stat. 316, as amended June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, § 402(e),66 Stat. 276, provided that: “Notwithstanding the dates or periods of service specified and designated in section 329 of the Immigration and Nationality Act [this section], the provisions of that section are applicable to aliens enlisted or reenlisted pursuant to the provisions of this Act and who have completed five or more years of military service, if honorably discharged therefrom. Any alien enlisted or reenlisted pursuant to the provisions of this Act who subsequently enters the United States, American Samoa, Swains Island, or the Canal Zone, pursuant to military orders shall, if otherwise qualified for citizenship, and after completion of five or more years of military service, if honorably discharged therefrom, be deemed to have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence within the meaning of such section 329(a) [subsection (a) of this section].”

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1440

Furthermore, if in fact Aldo’s citizenship was revoked by Italy back in the 1930’s, that would essentially make his father “stateless” until his father went through the naturalization process on his own.

The naturalization papers (proof) of Aldo Santorum is what people are demanding.

The citizens of this country deserve to know if a candidate (any candidate, including Republicans) is eligible for the public elected office they seek.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2862713/posts?q=1&;page=51#80

Maybe some of the Birthers there will get the ZOT!.  It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1. The Image. This is Maria Callas from the opera Medea.


The Precedent For The Prescient President (Or, Meeting The Jung Obama)

I Met Him In Chattanooga, And He Said He Was From Kenya, Or Maybe Indonesia. . . But I'm Sure It Was Him!

This Internet Article could easily  be expanded to take up an entire book or two, but I will try to keep it short and readable. Before Postman Allen Hulton, there was another story where someone supposedly met the Young Obama, who said he was from Indonesia, and born in Kenya, and would be President one day.  That person was the Freeper Race Bannon.  Here are excerpts from his 2009 tale:

I believe with all sincerity and truthfulness. I am making nothing up here, except maybe a few words to keep a written dialog in readable form, but I believe I met Barak Obama in Hawaii in 1980 in Honolulu .

What strikes me most is what he said as to where he grew up: Indonesia . He told me he wanted to be President of the US someday. I remember lightly smiling and commenting that maybe by the time he gets to be 40 or so, America will be ready for a Black man to be President and I wished him luck. We spoke of the racial tensions I saw at home while growing up and I asked him if he ever saw that overseas or since he returned back to Hawaii . I don’t remember his answer, but we spoke more of his time overseas and his thoughts on life and philosophy of government. He made some strange comments to me, it was obvious he never set foot for any time on continental United States and I told him he better realize that he is making judgments about the United States when he himself never actually lived there. I told him, “ Hawaii aint the United States !”

He also told me something that I never forgot, for it caused me to do some other things in an effort to be nice to him and possibly a favor. We spoke of where I had been and the world as I saw it. I told him I had been to Africa , Mombassa specifically, and he said to me abruptly, “I was born there”. I told him he is not eligible to be president if that was true, but I remembered he said his mom was an American, so, maybe it was okay. But it was what I did after that makes this a true memory: I went back to the barracks and told others of this guy and suggested we all grab our photo albums and visit him again and show him pictures of Mombassa so he could see where he was from.

While I cannot swear it was Barak Obama, all the details I do remember of that chance encounter fit the profile of the man who some people claim is born in Kenya and others claim he was born in Hawaii . The man I met was about 18, thin, Mulatto, told me he was born in Mombassa, raised overseas, was living in Hawaii and hadn’t yet been to many places in the world outside of those places, mostly, hadn’t been to the mainland of America for any long time period if at all. And he openly told me he wanted to be President.

You can read the full story with all the embellishments here:

http://noiri.blogspot.com/2009/11/first-hand-witness-to-obama-admitting.html

Luckily, Mr. Bannon made a few boo-boos writing his story, and Blogger Barackrypal picked up on them, and busted him out:

http://barackryphal.blogspot.com/2011/08/jim-racebannon-bancroft-birtherisms.html

The stories have these things in common, like:

1. Indonesia;
2. Kenya;
3. The inability to remember the person’s strange sounding name;
4. The post de facto realization that it was Barack Obama;
5. The innocuous, casual nature of the encounter;
6. The ambiguous time frame of the meeting; and
7. The stranger’s intention to be President one day.

But, it is the last one that get’s my attention. Notice the similarities to the Postman Story in the “I will be President” element:

Hulton remembers asking the young man what his plans were for the future.

“He looked right at me and told me he was going to be president of the United States,” Hulton says.

“There was a little bit of a grin on his face when he said it – he sounded sure of himself, but not arrogant. I know how people will say things because they have an ambition, but it did not come across that way,” Hulton says. “It came across as if this young black male was telling me he was going to be president, almost as if it were the statement of a scientific fact that had already been determined, as if his being president had been already pre-arranged.”

Hulton says the claim made him speechless.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/postman-ayers-family-put-foreigner-obama-through-school/

I have not read any of Obama’s books or biographies, but a quick scan of the Intertubz has not revealed that he had any such thoughts at an early age. Assuming that this element is a totally invented one, the question arises, “Why???”

To be a run-of-the-mill King Incognito or Angel Unaware type folk tale, or even a flat-out lie, Obama does not need to be anything other than the future President. This common, but unnecessary, element of both stories seems to be some sort of subconscious elevation of Obama to divine status, where he has some astral plane knowledge of his destiny. This would fit in quite well with Obama being called “The One” or “The Annointed One” by many conservative pundits.

I wonder if some of Obama’s opponents have bought into their own hyperbole, to the point where “Barack The Magic Negro“, as Rush Limbaugh has called him, has truly become magic to them on some subconcious level??? I expect more of these type of “I Met The Young Obama”  stories to arise, much like the flying saucer stories arose a few decades before.  About which Carl Jung said:

In the threatening situation of the world today, when people are beginning to see that everything is at stake, the projection-creating fantasy soars beyond the realm of earthly organizations and powers into the heavens, into interstellar space, where the rulers of human fate, the gods, once had their abode in the planets…. Even people who would never have thought that a religious problem could be a serious matter that concerned them personally are beginning to ask themselves fundamental questions. Under these circumstances it would not be at all surprising if those sections of the community who ask themselves nothing were visited by `visions,’ by a widespread myth seriously believed in by some and rejected as absurd by others.–C. G. Jung, in Flying Saucers

Could this also relate to the numerous irrational Birther beliefs that are so evident to those of us who follow this issue?  Consider this discussion of the flying saucer phenomenon, from ALIENS AND ARCHETYPES with TERENCE McKENNA:

MISHLOVE: Well, that suggests to me that if we look at some of the most bizarre, most anomalous cases that we have, such as UFOs, we begin to ask ourselves not so much what are they, because that’s a mystery, but what is their function? How are they affecting us? That’s like holding up a mirror to ourselves, and it tells us a great deal about the basic mystery of our mind and our reality.

McKENNA: Yes, this is the so-called postmodern approach — to ask the question, not what is the UFO, but what is it doing to us? Jacques Vallee pioneered this approach. And the answer is fascinating. What the UFOs are doing to us, to global society, is they are eroding faith in science by casting directly in the path of science a kind of gauntlet, a challenge: “Crack this” — almost as if the cosmic giggle had shown up at the bachelor party of science to spoil the bash, in the same way that the resurrection of Christ posed a tremendous problem for the intellectuals of late Roman antiquity, because they had no place in their world view for someone rising from the dead. They were Greek materialists, atomists essentially.

In that same way, the UFO challenges the assumptions of science, and I think in that sense Jung was really onto something when he saw it as coming from the unconscious. It is like an object coming from the unconscious with a compensatory function — to turn us away from the rational and toward the intuitive; to turn us away from the paternalistic, Apollonian, solar, masculine view of things, and toward a kind of watery, lunar, mysterious, intuitively felt feminine force — almost as though the UFO is a manifestation of Gaia as mother goddess. Science, as the proudest — pardon the word — erection of the rational mind, then is challenged by something from an entirely other dimension, an entirely other realm, that concretizes for us the culture crisis. And that’s why I’ve gotten into UFOs; I think they are important for a resolution of the culture crisis. They concretize the struggle between the paternalistic-masculine and the lunar-feminine, between a dominator society and the kind of partnership society that we require to survive.

http://www.intuition.org/txt/mckenna.htm

You can’t really consider these I Met The Young Obama stories to be Urban Legends because we are getting them first hand. They are not coming from the un-named second-cousin of a friend of the writer.  Neither are these Folk Tales strictly speaking, because once again, we get them from named sources.  However, they may morph into such with subsequent re-tellings.  For now, that leaves them to be either  flat out lies, or subconscious expressions from somewhere deep in the psyche. Or, a combination of both.

When I consider some of the debates I have had with intensely irrational Birthers wherein well-settled legal certainties are trumped by their gnostic-like knowledge, the subconscious approach may be worth pursuing.  Some Birthers do seem to have convinced themselves that they are right.  Sooo, I will try to keep my subconscious mind open. Can a person do that???

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

UPDATE!!! After publishing this, I discovered that Loren of The Fogbow had already published an Internet Article that had two more instances related to a variant of the Prescient President, I think should be called the Annointed President  These fit more into the Urban Legend mode, since they are third-hand re-tellings at least:

Tom Fife: “Well, I think you are going to be surprised when you get a black president very soon…You don’t believe me, but he is real and I even know his name. His name is Barack. His mother is white and American and his father is black from Africa. That’s right, a chocolate baby! And he’s going to be your President.”

Tim Dowling’s Friend: A friend whose identity I have forgotten pointed to a teenaged, thin fellow who certainly was Barack Obama and asked me: “Do you know that he is being groomed for the Presidency?”

Here is the link to the whole thing, which I found at Obama Conspiracy Theories:

http://www.thefogbow.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=7215&hilit=mailman&start=1075#p356806

Note 1. The Image. This is Shoe Shine Boy by Derrick Woodford, (American, b.1957), oil on canvas, 30″ x 24″. It may seen here, and is apparently still for sale:

http://www.antiquehelper.com/item/350584


“The Dianna” Wears Pravda!!! (Биртхерс всех стран, объединяйтесь!)

She Proudly Strutted Her Busy Print In Front Of The Foreigners

Dianna Cotter, aka Freeper Danae, recently took the Birther Complaint to Russia. Along the way, she got mentioned on The Drudge Report, which is usually a good thing. However, the jury is still out on whether whining to the Ruskies is one of those things which simply isn’t done. See Hanoi Jane. First, here is a link to the story:

http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/07-03-2012/120708-arizona_sheriff_obama-0/

Here are some excerpts:

A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America. This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation.

A long awaited press conference was given by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a five time elected Sheriff, which should have made national and international headlines. Arpaio’s credentials include serving in the United States Army from 1950 to 1953, service as a federal narcotics agent serving in countries all over the world with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and served as the head of the Arizona DEA. Without doubt, this is a serious Law Enforcement Officer, not one to be taken in by tin-foil-hat wearing loons.

Yet, in the five days since his revelations there has been little in the way of serious reporting on the findings he presented in his presser. With 6 short videos, the Sheriff and his team presented a devastating case, one the tame US press is apparently unable to report.

This is about what you would expect from a Donofrio Groupie namely, a complete disconnect from Reality. The MSM is pretty much ignoring the story because Sheriff Joe and The Cold Case Posse lack credibility. Most people, including journalists, realize that something is wrong when a law enforcement investigation lets a person with a grudge, like Jerome “Jerry” Corsi, participate in the first place, and provide evidence, and be responsible for examining documents. Documents which supposedly are now missing.

And the ones too dense to pick up on that, will hopefully still stumble over the fact that one of the investigators, Deputy Michael Zullo, had a pre-existing book deal with Corsi. Which means Zullo and Corsi had a financial interest in the outcome of the investigation. Yep, most Americans would have an instinctual distrust of such a thing, and would probably see the actions of Sheriff Joe and the Cold Case Posse as more interesting than their silly, flawed, and unprofessional findings.

Sooo, what’s a Good Birther to do when they have this earth-shattering story and Americans do a collective yawn??? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a country where people didn’t find crooked investigations, abuse of power, and money-grubbing Polizei out of the ordinary??? Somewhere like maybe a former communist country where American ideas of fairness seem pollyanny??? Hmmm. Oh yes!!! RUSSIA!!!

This shows how far the Birthers have sunk in their  mad attempt to get Obama on this issue. Cotter’s story was even carried at that Bastion Of Conservatism, Free Republic, with nary a whimper from the anti-commie crowd there:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2857297/posts

However, publishing an article in Pravda isn’t really the issue. The more important questions are why and how Cotter missed the whopping big story about Corsi’s involvement and the pre-existing book deal.  Did it not ever occur to her, as a journalist,  that there was a good reason why the American MSM ignored the story??? A reason that maybe had nothing to do with protecting Obama??? I hope that she takes off her Birfer-colored glasses long enough to reflect on that. Because without that critical sense, all Cotter can look forward to are more hack writing jobs. Perhaps working at World Net Daily. 

Do svidaniya!

Squeeky Fromm
Girl Reporter

Note 1: Биртхерс всех стран, объединяйтесь! Well, if I did the translation thing correctly, this means, “Birthers of all countries, Unite!” Which is based on “Workers of the World, Unite!” Wiki says:

The political slogan Workers of the world, unite! (German: “Proletarier aller Länder vereinigt Euch!”, literally “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”) is one of the most famous rallying cries of communism, found in The Communist Manifesto (1848), by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. A variation (“Workers of all lands, unite”) is also inscribed on Marx’s tombstone.

This slogan was the USSR State motto (Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! Proletariy vsekh stran, soyedinyaytes’!), appeared in the coat of arms of the Soviet Union, on 1919 Russian SFSR banknotes (in German, French, Chinese, English, and Arabic) and in most Soviet newspapers. Contemporarily, some socialist and communist parties continue using it. Moreover, it is a common usage in popular culture, often chanted during labour strikes and protests[1]

Note 2. Ruskies. The Urban Dictionary says:

7. Ruskie:

Prounciation: “Ruu-skee”
Term coined during the Crimean War. Popularized my America during the cold war as a derogatory term.
“Nuke those damn Ruskies.”

Note 3. Salvador Dali. Yes, that is him in the Image. It is from this absolutely fascinating blog, More Things Than Are Dreamt Of:

http://morethingsthanaredreamtof.blogspot.com/