Corsi’s book about Obama’s birth certificate and other documentation has done pretty good business at Amazon and elsewhere, among the so-called Birthers. Recently, he’s done analysis on the document produced by the administration, and suggested that it is a forgery consisting of numerous layers.
Some analysts have claimed that the layering of the document is the result of the way the OCR software processed the information in order to post it at the White House web site, but Corsi’s breakdown suggests that there are “artifacts” that are inexplicable, except as the by-products of forgery.
I feel no particular need to plump down either way, because I’m not a documents expert, except to say that the Dems, as always, are quite willing to establish more very dangerous precedents in order to keep this guy in office, just as they were willing to do so to get him there. I agree with Jeff Goldstein’s points, though, when he says that it’s mission accomplished for the MSM and the Obama camp that the stigma of even asking questions is enough that most pundits won’t even pose them, for fear of being labeled nuts. But Corsi’s apparently so confident in his assessment that he’s planning to sue the administration on grounds of forgery of official documents.
This morning, Pat Dollard has the story. Corsi gave an interview to a talk radio guy on a Clear Channel station that was subsequently scrubbed from the audio archives. A listener had recorded it, and posted it on YouTube.
Meanwhile, a Hawaiian judge has subpoenaed Deb Frisch lookalike Loretta Fuddy, Director of the Hawaii Health Department, to produce the original 1961 typewritten certificate in compliance with the state’s open records law.
Say what you like about Corsi, he’s willing to walk the walk.
Da TechGuy has an excellent post up about Civility NOW! The Democrats always want to stop time at the high-water marks for their policies, and thanks to liberal courts and the MSM, the trends have generally gone in their favor. Any analogies to “Climate Change” are purely coincidental, but The Debate Is Over, because they say so. Historical revisionism was good when it supported their ideologies, but is bad when it doesn’t. Here, I could launch into a long screed about credentialing and The Academy and peer review, but I will spare you. For the moment.
While Obama’s DOJ lapdogs go after “oil speculators,” so that Obama knows whose asses to kick for the results of his ruinous energy policies:
Four university researchers examined 16,000 common stock transactions made by approximately 300 House representatives from 1985 to 2001, and found what they call “significant positive abnormal returns,” with portfolios based on congressional trades beating the market by about 6 percent annually.
What’s their secret? The report speculates, but does not conclude, it could have something to do with the ability members of Congress have to trade on non-public information or to vote their own pocketbooks — or both.
A study of senators by the same team of researchers five years ago found members of the higher chamber even better at beating the market — outperforming it by about 10 percent, an amount the academics said was “both economically large and statistically significant.”
Do tell. I know that you are shocked! SHOCKED! to find that our public servants, who have a hard time scraping by on their measly salaries, do so well with their investments by virtue of the information their offices provide them. Of course, Obama’s policies of distorting the markets in favor of friendly donors and against hostile ones create all kinds of new possibilities in these regards, as for instance in the Toyota recall debacle.
So I’m sure that it will come as a complete surprise to you also that, according to a Washington Times piece, many of the major recipients of “Stimulus” funds are also enormous tax cheats:
One construction company that won multiple awards of money under President Obama’s 2009 stimulus program was delinquent on its federal tax bill to the tune of $700,000, even as a company executive was blowing hundreds of thousands of dollars at casinos.
Yet another company failed to pay taxes, entered into a payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service, and then repeatedly defaulted on that agreement – and still won stimulus contracts worth more than $1 million, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Tuesday.
All told, government investigators found that during the period they examined, one out of every six stimulus contract or grant dollars went to a known tax cheat, according to Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican who, along with several colleagues, requested the GAO review.
The review found that at least 3,700 stimulus recipients owed a total of more than $757 million in taxes, but were awarded $24 billion in stimulus money.
The logical response, of course, is to hire ever greater numbers of IRS agents with ever greater power to root all this corruption out, because it was essential that all this money be spent pronto to pull the nation out of the recession in which it was then mired, and is presently mired, but without which we all would have been DOOMED.
Will anyone who opted to award money to cheats, not having checked their backgrounds, be punished for so doing? That’s just crazy talk.
Don’t worry, though: none of this stuff is political.