Good morning, everyone!
Well, like a loose tooth that you can’t keep your tongue off of, I can’t help ogling the trainwreck that is Orly Taitz.
Arianna Huffington’s evil twin has been taking her share of lumps lately, and Free Republic, which once had a multitude of threads on her every day (and hotlinks to them at the top of each page), has mostly had enough.
Belatedly, it’s dawning on them that not only have they been had, but been made to look ridiculous in the bargain. Me? I’m loving it!
Here’s where it all started to go wrong:
Posted onWednesday, September 16, 2009 11:48:30 AM byvikk
U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land today tossed out a complaint by
an Army captain fighting deployment to Iraq by questioning the
legitimacy of President Barack Obama.
Land also put attorney
Orly Taitz, who represents Capt. Connie Rhodes and is a leader in the
national “birther” movement, on notice by stating that she could face
sanctions if she ever files a similar “frivolous” lawsuit in his court.
“(Rhodes) has presented no credible evidence and has made no
reliable factual allegations to support her unsubstantiated, conclusory
allegations and conjecture that President Obama is ineligible to serve
as president of the United States,” Land states in his order. “Instead,
she uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric,
such as her claims that the president is ‘an illegal usurper, an
unlawful pretender, [and] an unqualified imposter.'”
who filed her complaint Sept. 4 in the Columbus Division of U.S.
District Court, argued that some facts point to Obama not being
naturalized or possibly an illegal immigrant.
cannot in good conscience obey orders originating from a chain of
command from this merely de facto president,” Rhodes’ complaint states.
“This plaintiff cannot be lawfully compelled to obey this de facto
In his order, Land states in a footnote
that Obama defeated seven opponents in a “grueling” primary campaign
that cost the contenders more than $300 million. Obama then moved on to
the general election, where he faced Sen. John McCain, who Land states
got $84 million to wage his campaign.
“It would appear that
ample opportunity existed for discovery of evidence that would support
any contention that the president was not eligible for the office he
sought,” Land says.
The judge adds that Congress hasn’t started
impeachment proceedings against Obama, appears satisfied that he can
hold the office and has rejected the suggestion he isn’t.
Lemme guess.This judge was a Democrat appointee?
div class=”a2″>To: ConservativeMind
He was a Bush appointee in 2001. Before that, he was an elected
Republican Georgia State Senator. From his Senate website archive, his
bio included this…
“Land has sponsored a
wide variety of legislation which has been enacted into law, including
the 1996 law authorizing hefty fines against the City of Atlanta for
its pollution of the Chattahoochee River, landmark education reform
legislation expanding Georgia’s charter school law, amendment of the
expert affidavit statute, and privacy protection legislation
restricting access to motor vehicle accident reports by ambulance
chasing lawyers. “
I wouldn’t characterize a tort reform proponent and charter school advocate as a liberal.