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Orly Taitz Sues To Stop Electoral College Vote

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result, the self-described Birther Queen, Orly Taitz might just be a candidate for the nearest “nut-house”…

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The Huffington Post

Birther queen Orly Taitz has teamed up with a convicted felon who challenged President Barack Obama in the West Virginia Democratic primary to sue Vice President Joe Biden and Congress, in an effort to block the Electoral College vote.

Taitz announced on her website Wednesday evening that she had filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of federal prison inmate Keith Judd, along with two minor presidential candidates and Republican and Libertarian candidates for members of the electoral college. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Sacramento on Monday, is an attempt to prevent Congress from counting the Electoral College vote for Obama. Taitz did not announce the suit until Wednesday.

Taitz, an attorney and dentist based in Santa Monica, Calif., used the court papers to reiterate claims that Obama is a citizen of Indonesia and was not born in the United States. She alleges that Obama has used forged documents, including a fake birth certificate, Selective Service card and Social Security number from Connecticut, to run for president. Taitz has filed numerous state and federal court cases nationally seeking to have Obama thrown off the ballot.

Judd received 41-percent of the vote against Obama in May’s West Virginia primary, the most of any candidate against the president. In her court filing, Taitz claims that Judd would be the Democratic Party nominee if Obama was removed from the ballot and could not be voted on by the Electoral College next week. Taitz also filed on behalf of Edward Noonan, who won the American Independent Party presidential primary in California; Thomas Gregory MacLeran, who filed to run as a Republican for president; and Republican James Grinols and Libertarian Robert Odden, who both ran for elector in Minnesota.

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Newt Gingrich Dismisses Birther Question From Orly Taitz

It’s my firm believe that the cockroach will not be the only survivor of a nuclear holocaust. It’s possible that  Orly Taitz will be among the surviving species as well.

No matter how many times the Court has knocked her down by dismissing her cases before them, she gets back up and continues her frenetic attempts for someone in a judicial capacity to not only hear what she has to say, but to adjudicate her findings.

She came close, here in the state of Georgia, but ultimately ended up with egg on her face for the umpteenth time…

The Huffington Post

Orly Taitz took her anti-Obama birther crusade to GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Monday, only to come up empty-handed. Again.

At a campaign event in Pasadena, Calif., Gingrich took questions after delivering a stump speech blasting , among other things, “President Obama’s war on the Catholic Church” and the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which recently overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban.

After answering concerns about the state of his campaign following a slide in recent polls and primary contests, Taitz came forward, suggesting that the birther issue could provide a “boost ” to his candidacy if he made it a hallmark issue.

“Somebody who wouldn’t be good enough, who wouldn’t be certified to pick tomatoes or clean bathrooms is sitting in the White House,” Taitz told Gingrich, reportedly to a mixed reception  from the largely Tea Party audience.

“That’s a project you should pursue,” Gingrich responded. He went on to say that with ongoing economic issues and other mismanagement he saw in the president’s agenda, he had “enough issues to debate Obama about.”

Taitz, a California attorney and dentist, is one of the most outspoken members of the birther movement, whose adherents claim that Obama is ineligible to serve as president because he isn’t actually a U.S. citizen. (In fact, the White House has released  the president’s long-form birth certificate, in hopes of quelling the conspiracy theories.) Taitz, who specifically believes that the president has forged his official documents, made something of a stir in Georgia last month when a judge subpoenaed Obama in a case her clients had filed attempting to bar Obama from the state’s primary ballot. Obama’s legal team ignored the judge’s order, however, and the case proceeded without him. It was eventually dismissed  by the judge, who determined that Obama was eligible to be on Georgia’s primary ballot in March.

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Hawaii Health Department Tells Orly Taitz To Stuff It

Thanks to Crazy Internet People (Ms. Daisy) for the following post on yet another GOP nut job:

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After Orly sent her bogus self generated subpoena (with no authority from the courts) to the Hawaii Director of Health, Loretta Fuddy, she received and posted on her website this response, and a copy of the letter:

“Attorney General of HI states, that the director of Health Loretta Fuddy will not comply with the subpoena and will not provide access to original BC due to reasons of privacy. How is it private, when he posted the copy on Whitehouse.com. It’s not privacy, it’s forgery, stupid.”

Of course Orly is far to incompetent to grasp the fact that the state of Hawaii can only issue copies of a birth certificate to those legally eligible to obtain them. If Obama decides to release it further then that’s his business, and his right to do so. The fact that he did chose to release it to the public does NOT change the state laws.

There is much more to read from Ms. Daisy’s post…

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell Lambastes Orly Taitz, Ends Interview

I didn’t see all of The Last Word last night due to the storms that passed through Atlanta.  So I missed this very hilarious segment of the very nutty Orly Taitz trying to talk over Lawrence O’Donnell…

Mediaite

In what could only be described as a bizzarro victory lap, Birther Queen Orly Taitz (who gave this site the proud, somewhat badass moniker “Insane Obama Thugs”) spent her 14th minute on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. On the heels of President Obama’s release of his long form birth certificate, Taitz had her work cut out for her if she wanted to sound more delusional than self-congratulatory lunatic Donald Trump.

She also had to compete with herself from earlier today, when she said that a real long form birth certificate would have said “negro” under “father’s nationality,” not “African.”

Taitz began by awkwardly asking for a close-up, so that she could show a document that she claimed was Obama’s selective service record. O’Donnell was in no mood to let Taitz introduce new “evidence,” or let her filibuster, and after a few minutes of attempting to force her to stay on topic, he ended the interview.

O’Donnell claimed, at the end of the interview, that he hadn’t expected it to go this way. I doubt that. He has clearly studied Orly’s modus operandi, and was ready for the barrage of patter.  O’Donnell was a tad merciless, but it’s hard to cry any crocodile tears for Taitz, who has been given far too much attention so far.

Here’s the clip, from MSNBC:

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CNN’s John King Manages To Out-Crazy Birther Queen Orly Taitz In Wild Interview

Uh oh, the creepy crawlers are coming out of the wood work since Donald Trump’s birther assault on the president.

Mediaite

In a Friday appearance on CNN’s John King USA, Birther queen Orly Taitz rolled over the eponymous host, and beleaguered guest Cornell Belcher, like that boulder in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Taitz emptied clip after clip of false and unsubstantiated claims at a helpless John King, but just when all seemed lost, King  fought back with his own daisy-cutter of crazy, suggesting that President Obama has been rebutting Birthers in code.

There are probably many who wonder why CNN would choose to give twelve minutes of airtime to the widely discredited Orly Taitz. While most of Taitz’s wild claims have been disposed of here and elsewhere, Donald Trump has certainly proven that Birthers are good for business, media-wise.

It also seems as though John King thinks he is going to be the one to spring that one special logic trap that’s going to make Taitz & Co. spring up from their pews, cleansed of the demons, the Holy Spirit of sanity in their feet. Taitz comically disposes of that notion in a Kenyan minute, and leaves King huddled at her feet, covered in Birther pea soup. Belcher tries valiantly to cut in, but is met only with Taitz’s Dueling Birther Banjo.

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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal Filed By Birther Queen Orly Taitz

Attorney and activist Orly Taitz

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Orly Taitz gets yet another rejection…

Huffington Post

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a lawyer who has been in the forefront of the challenge to President Barack Obama’s citizenship.

The high court on Monday did not comment in refusing to hear the appeal filed by California lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz. She was contesting a $20,000 fine for filing what a federal judge determined was a frivolous lawsuit.

The suit was filed on behalf of Army Capt. Connie Rhodes, who sought to avoid deployment to Iraq by claiming Obama wasn’t born in the United States and thus, is ineligible to be president and commander in chief.

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Orly Taitz Claims That Obama Is Undermining Her Birther Case

She just doesn’t want to let go of that “fifteen minutes”…

TPM Muckraker

Birther extraordinaire Orly Taitz is still trying to have the Supreme Court reverse a $20,000 fine imposed on her by a lower judge, even after the court denied her appeal earlier this week.

Taitz has filed a “motion for reconsideration” with the court, according to documents posted on her web site, claiming that she has new evidence that President Obama is not an American citizen.

According to Taitz, there’s new evidence in the latest edition of “West Wing Week,” a lighthearted weekly video produced by the White House. In the latest edition, posted on Aug. 12, an aide shows viewers the president’s passport to answer a question about whether he gets stamps when he travels.

Taitz claims the footage proves the passport is doctored.

Further, she claims that the White House forged the passport and made the video in order to sabotage her case and “improperly influence this honorable court.”

“Obama attempted to influence the decision of this Honorable court as well as the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and further persecute political dissident Attorney Dr. Orly Taitz and cause her to pay $20,000 of sanctions, endanger her law license and cause her severe emotional distress,” Taitz writes.

Taitz is fighting a $20,000 fine imposed on her last fall by a federal judge in Ohio, a judge who was frustrated with her constant frivolous lawsuits claiming Obama is not a legitimate president.

She is also asking the court to hold hearings on the president’s legitimacy and to order payment for her personal suffering.

As for the fine she has thus far refused to pay, she appealed it first to the circuit court and then to the Supreme Court. She first applied to Justice Clarence Thomas, who refused to even hear the case, then Justice Samuel Alito, who — as is standard practice at the court — forwarded it to the full court. The court denied it without comment.

Read the motion (copies of which Taitz sent to the Civil Rights Commission, the Solicitor General, and the international criminal court at The Hague):

Orly Taitz’s Motion To Reconsider

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Litigious Birther Says Public Will Pony Up To Pay Her $20,000 Fine

Orly Taitz honestly believes that her minion are so brain-washed by her, that she could get them to do whatever she asks.  In her “natural-born” (no doubt) authoritarian manner, she has demanded much from her lemmings over the past two years or so.  It’s been written on the internet that she has collected hefty sums of money from them already.  We’ll see if they cough up this fine (and interest) as well.

CQ Politics

Orly Taitz, whose claim to fame is her willingness to engage the courts in her effort to prove that President Obama isn’t a natural-born citizen, lost her final avenue of appeal today but doesn’t sound too worried about all the money she has to pay.

Taitz tells TPM’s Ryan J. Reilly that like-minded Americans will help her pay a $20,000 fine for filing frivolous lawsuits. People sent $3,500 in four or five days and “Within a month, I will have the $20,000,” Taitz said.

“Most of them are contributing maybe $20, $25 dollars, there’s a lot of support.”

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Alito Refers Taitz Appeal To Entire Supreme Court

TPM Muckraker

Birther queen Orly Taitz has spent the better part of a year fighting a $20,000 fine slapped on her by a federal judge for filing frivilous birther lawsuits contesting President Obama’s elibility to hold the office. A few weeks ago, she applied to the Supreme Court to reverse the fine.

When Justice Clarence Thomas denied her application, she vowed to apply to each of the other justices in turn. The next justice she applied to was Samuel Alito, who has now referred the matter to the to the entire court.

We don’t know what the Supreme Court will do. It’s a strange case — as the Ledger-Enquirer, which has been following the case, pointed out, the way to appeal to the Supreme Court is via a formal writ of certiorari, not an application to stay.

Taitz is doing whatever she can to fight the fine. She’s gone so far as to ask Chief Justice John Roberts to verify that it is really Thomas’ signature on his denial.

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The last Orly Taitz post ever

I don’t blame Dave Weigel in the least for not wanting to report on Orly Taitz, ever again. 

Dave Weigel – Washington Post

I first encountered Orly Taitz at a December 2008 press conference on efforts to oust President-elect Obama based on the conspiracy theories about his birth certificate. I’d been warned about her by Gary Kreep, a “birther” attorney who had filed lawsuits over the issue in California and been struck by the shoddy quality of legal argument and writing produced by Taitz. For the next 18 months, to my amazement, Taitz turned herself into something of a celebrity, getting booked on TV (including The Colbert Report) and profiled by the Post to talk about her ridiculous conspiracy lawsuits.

As far as I’m concerned, the Taitz trainwreck ended on Tuesday when she rode a wave of publicity to 26% in California’s GOP primary for Secretary of State. Only 21 people donated to her campaign, despite her ability to draw massive media attention for such a low-profile race. Today, she’s talking about voter fraud (of course) and mulling a challenge to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.). Who cares? When she made the move from freaky celebrity to politics she got rock-solid proof of her irrelevance.

Yes, it’s slightly disturbing that even 26% of a party’s electorate would vote for Taitz. And it will continue to be news if elected Republicans jump on board with the birther quest, whether led by her or by someone else. It would have been news if 51% of Republicans made her their nominee — it will be news if Republicans nominate someone with these views in another state.

But Taitz herself is no longer a story. I see that she cited my posts about her — which were pretty much straightforward accounts of the fundraising and vote totals of her doomed campaign — as proof that the media still cares about her. Well, we don’t care about her. Let’s stop indulging what is obviously a pathetic campaign for attention and celebrity.

(Side note: A number of conservatives have mocked MSNBC and other outlets for speculating whether Taitz ever had a chance. I think it’s clear that unqualified candidates, like Texas’s Kesha Rogers or South Carolina’s Alvin Greene, can win primaries if voters aren’t paying much attention to their races. So the speculation was fine, but there wasn’t anything to worry about.)

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