Orly Taitz

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Orly Taitz (yes that is her real name) is an (allegedly) Moldavian born[1] dentist real estate agent lawyer[2] professional time-waster, who, as a prominent birther, has provided too much grist for WorldNetDaily's craziness already. She is most famous for the large amount of TV coverage she received for waving around a birth certificate that she claims is President Barack Obama's Kenyan birth certificate (which looks strangely like ones issued in South Australia at the time of Obama's birth[3]).

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[edit] Her brilliant career

[edit] Possibly the worst lawyer on the planet

In her capacity as a crank "lawyer", Dr.[4] Taitz has represented several people in legal cases against Obama. She obtained her law degree from William Howard Taft University, a correspondence-only university which is not accredited by the American Bar Association,[5] although she has been a member of the State Bar of California since 2002.[6] She is also allowed to appear before the Supreme Court.[7]

She received a $20,000 smack-down for frivolous lawsuits alleging that United States army personnel do not have to go to Iraq or Afghanistan because Obama isn't really president.[8] Following the case she was referred to the State Bar of California for her conduct.[9] Her response was to accuse the judge in that case of being part of the conspiracy to cover up Obama's citizenship. She attempted to appeal her fine to the Supreme Court but was denied a hearing four times. Still unwilling to admit defeat, Taitz has vowed to appeal yet again, to take the case to "an international court", and to file "a proper complaint with the Committee of the Judiciary with the U.S. House".[10]

Taitz's views are controversial even to other right wingers: in July 2009, Bill O'Reilly called her views "stupid".[11] In response, Taitz organized a protest against O'Reilly's network, Fox News, on November 11 2009. Fox expected around 150 people to appear,[12] but in fact the number of protesters was closer to 10.[13]

During the 2012 re-election campaign Tatiz upped the ante and filled a RICO lawsuit in Mississippi. Taitz sued just about everyone that has ever said anything bad about her, media outlets, judges, and an internet forum (The FogBow) as all part of a huge conspiracy out to get her. Taitz keeps adding additional defendants as other judges throw out her case or other people publicize that she is nuts. The total insanity of the RICO suit as well the vexatious multiplication of litigants and massive ethical violations has caused the case to become a major focus of the Democratic Party. Scott Tepper, who has been following Taitz for years, joined the case [14] with plans to shut Taitz down with massive sanctions and ideally disbarment from practicing law [15].

In addition to the potential sanctions out of Mississippi Taitz also got smacked down in California to the sum of $4000. Taitz attempted to subpoena Obama's records from Occidental College, instead she was kicked out of court and ordered to pay attorney fees[16]. Occidental's attorney Jay Ritt summed up the win as nothing special and that "I honestly believe a rhesus monkey could have beaten Ms. Taitz and got a sanction award based on the awful lack of merit to the subpoena itself."[17]

[edit] Political failures and potential financial fraud

She has qualified to run for California secretary of state, said Orange County Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley.[18] She was, however, stomped in the primaries, and is now trying desperately to come up with reasons that the election might not have been legit. Not having learned her lesson the first time, she entered the race for the United States Senate.[19] Taitz failed to get past the first round of voting finishing mid pack among 23 other crazy people. [20]

Obviously Taitz's loss could only be attributed to wide-scale voter fraud and she issued a multitude of challenge to deny certification of the results both to the secretary of state in California as well as the state's supreme court. She has since folded in the fraud denying her the senate into all her California-based birther lawsuits.

In December 2012 it was announced that the FEC was investigating Taitz for financial misconduct in her senatorial campaign. It was revealed that in at least one case a dead person gave the maximum amount allowed ($2500) to her campaign. Multiple other financial misconduct issues have been pointed out from taking money over the allotted amount, to failure to timely file financial reports [21].

One particularly egregious example is that Taitz has been using donations to her campaign to fund her lawsuits against Obama. She has even raised money for her campaign by stating that the money is used for airfare, filing fees and other expenses. The "Orly Taitz for US Senate" homepage says, "Thank you everyone for your donations and support. It helps me to pay for the airfare and expenses of travel around the country and prosecuting ObamaFraudGate and ObamaForgeryGate."[22]

[edit] Post-Obama future?

After the electoral college affirmed Obama's re-election on December 17th, 2012, even Taitz had to admit that birtherism was losing ground as a means of fame and fleecing. Never one to let a horrible tragedy go by without making it about herself, she issued a statement in response to the Sandy Hook elementary school shootings announcing the creation of a new foundation, called "We Will Never Be Victims Again" advocates the wide-scale arming of and combat training for right-wing nuts across the United States [23].

[edit] The Mystery of Orly's Website

Orly Taitz's highly credible website.

In 2009, Orly Taitz's website defendourfreedoms.net began to suffer a litany of technical problems, namely security warning messages and severe latency. Taitz claimed variably that the problems were due to either Obama connected hackers attacking the site or the FBI trying to shut it down.

On March 12, the actual site owner took control of the blog to reveal the actual culprit: A third-party data mining application installed by Taitz for some unknown reason. According to the owner, Taitz had authorized the installation of the same application on her first blog, which she abandoned after alleging it had been sabotaged.[24]

[edit] Birthers: The Musical

Presented without comment, with emphasis added:

Earlier this month an army doctor, Lieutenant Colonel Terrence Lakin, was sentenced to six months in prison and thrown out of the military after he failed to turn up for a tour of duty in Afghanistan, arguing that because of Obama's foreign birth his orders as commander-in-chief were illegal. Taitz said that she was now trying to turn the Lakin story into a musical, and is appealing for Andrew Lloyd Webber to contact her.[25]

[edit] After the "long form" certificate is released...

On April 26, 2011, appearing on Lawrence O'Donnell's TV show, she proceeds to make Suzanne Somers' character on Three's Company look like a genius.

[edit] See also

[edit] External links

[edit] Footnotes

  1. The irony of the birther movement being fronted by an immigrant is lost on its proponents.
  2. The Daily Show - “Call Me: Orly Taitz … Your one-stop shop for all things tooth, legal, and shelter related”
  3. Is This the Source of the Forged ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate?’ - The Washington Independent (retrieved 6th of August 2009).
  4. She is a dentist, so can call herself this, so insists on waving her title around.
  5. WHTU's FAQ
  6. Her member profile.
  7. Her certificate - since removed
  8. Read the sanctions order for xtra lulz
  9. TPM Photo Galleries Complaint To California Bar, Re: Orly Taitz (9/17/09) - Talking Point Memo.
  10. Refused Yet Again By Top US Court in Quest to Nix $20K Fine, ‘Birther’ Lawyer Vows to Go Higher, ABA Journal, January 10 2011
  11. Orly Taitz Protest Against Bill O'Reilly, Fox News Planned, Huffington Post, 30 October 2009
  12. Fox News Is Ready for Your (Update: Birther) Protest, Gawker.com
  13. Photos Gawker.com
  14. Attorney Scott Tepper to Join the Defense Team in Mississippi Ballot Challenge
  15. FogBow Mississippi thread
  16. Birther case against Oxy laughed out of court
  17. "A Rhesus Monkey Could Have Beaten Orly Taitz"
  18. ‘Birther’ lawyer Taitz running for secretary of state. (Orange County Register)
  19. ‘Birther’ champion Orly Taitz seeks GOP Senate nomination to challenge Feinstein. Her first campaign ad must be one of the most astonishing ever made.
  20. Orly Taitz, Birther Queen, Suffers Disappointing Defeat In California Senate Primary
  21. FEC Investigating Orly Taitz Senate Campaign Finances–$2500 Donated by Dead Woman
  22. Screen Cap: Orly Taitz for US Senate, Dec 2012
  23. Taitz Blog: "I AM ANNOUNCING A NEW CAMPAIGN: “WE WILL NEVER BE VICTIMS AGAIN”
  24. Understanding the Internet 101
  25. Barack Obama detractors, the birthers, face challenge from Hawaii governor - guardian.co.uk, December 26 2010
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