Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Crazy Birthers Not Letting Go

Drudge is giving it the Red Headline treatment. WorldNetDaily (ugh) is calling it a BOMBSHELL!
A U.S. Army Reserve major from Florida scheduled to report for deployment to Afghanistan within days has had his military orders revoked after arguing he should not be required to serve under a President who has not proven his eligibility for office.
For those of you not already in the know, Major Stefan Cook filed suit to block his deployment to Afghanistan on the grounds that President Obama is not a natural born US Citizen. And you thought the legs had come out from under this one. According to Cook:
"As an officer in the armed forces of the United States, it is [my] duty to gain clarification on any order we may believe illegal. With that said, if President Obama is found not to be a 'natural-born citizen,' he is not eligible to be commander-in-chief."
Even crazier, his lawyer, perhaps aptly named Orly Taitz (wow) is assuming now that the military has pulled back his deployment, it obviously means that Obama must not be a citizen.
"We won! We won before we even arrived," she said with excitement. "It means that the military has nothing to show for Obama. It means that the military has directly responded by saying Obama is illegitimate – and they cannot fight it. Therefore, they are revoking the order!"
You'll forgive me if I see this chain of events unfold and think that it represents a hypothetical mathematical equation wherein I'm given 1 + 1 + X + Y = Z, and I immediately exclaim that Z = 3,456,578.26. The intellectual leap here has no basis in reality. If one is thinking in terms of 1 + 1 = 2, then one simply assumes the military just wants this stupid jackass to go the hell away and stop being a publicity hound, particularly since he's an engineer anyway, and they can just fill his position with somebody else.

But for those of you thirsting for blood on this one, Doug Mataconis is your huckleberry, as he outlines that Cook looks to have been planning to pull this fast one all along.

So, let’s get the timeline down:

February 1, 2009:

Major Cook signs on as a “military Plaintiff” with Orly Taitz, a phenomenon I noted back in February

May 8, 2009:

Major Cook volunteers for deployment to Afghanistan

July 10, 2009:

Major Cook files a lawsuit asking to get out of his deployment because Obama is not a “natural born citizen”

Something smell fishy to you? Yea, me too.

We would all be much better served if people like Stefan Cook and his lunatic lawyer would find a way to articulate their opposition to Obama through discussion and real grass roots activism. You're an engineer, Major Cook. You've obviously got a rational brain in there somewhere. You're a lawyer, Ms. Taitz. You may not have a rational brain in there because of that, but you at least have one that has to be functioning highly on some level.

Help organize a Tea Party. Join a PAC. Start a blog. Make friends and influence people. Be the leaders of society that your highly functioning minds demand that you be.

But for the love of god and country, STOP WASTING OUR TIME!


  1. "But for the love of god and country, STOP WASTING OUR TIME!"


  2. Obama could stop wasting our time by providing his original, doctor signed birth certificate, but he doesn't. Instead he pays an army of lawyers hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep from producing a $10 document.