Monday, October 12, 2009

this week in birther history

dateline: december 22, 1944
scene: bastogne, belgium

to the USA commander of the encircled town of bastogne:

the fortune of war is changing. this time the USA forces in and near bastogne have been encircled by strong german armored units. more german armored units have crossed the river our near ortheuville, have taken marche and reached st. hubert by passing through hompre-sibret-tillet. libramont is in german hands.

there is only one possibility to save the encircled USA troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. in order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note.

if this proposal should be rejected one german artillery corps and six heavy A. A. battalions are ready to annihilate the USA troops in and near bastogne. the order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours term.

all the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well-known american humanity.

the german commander.


the terse response of the US commander, general anthony c. mcauliffe, became one of the most famous retorts in history:

to the german commander:

NUTS!

the american commander


from wikipedia:

according to various accounts from those present, when mcauliffe was told of the german demand for surrender he said "aw, nuts". at a loss for an official reply, lt. col. harry kinnard suggested that his first remark summed the situation up well, which was agreed to by the others. the official reply ... was typed and delivered by colonel joseph harper, commanding the 327th glider infantry, and his s-3 major jones to the german delegation. harper had to explain the meaning of the word to the germans, telling them that in "plain english" it meant "go to hell."

the 101st was able to hold off the german assault until the 4th armored division arrived to provide reinforcement but the town was regained the next day due to the reinforcements. for his actions at bastogne, mcauliffe was awarded the distinguished service cross by general patton on december 30, 1944, followed later by the distinguished service medal.

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fast forward to present day santa ana, california.

dentist-lawyer orly taitz, "our lady of liberty" and reigning queen of the birthers, got another day in court last week, in her ongoing war against the marxist kenyan usurper. after some dramatic courtroom theatrics, a routine clerical update is added to the case record ...

date: october 5, 2009
CIVIL MINUTES - GENERAL
CAPTAIN PAMELA BARNETT, ET AL. V. BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, ET AL.

on september 8, 2009, the court previously set tentative case management dates. the court now orders those dates be made final.

case management dates are as follows:

motion for summary judgment hearing december 7, 2009, at 8:30 a.m.

file motion for summary judgment november 16, 2009

opposition to motion for summary judgment november 26, 2009

reply to motion for summary judgment november 30, 2009

final pretrial conference january 11, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.

jury trial january 26, 2010, at 8:30 a.m.


taitz and company wasted little time in pouncing on their latest procedural "victory" ...

the implication of the court’s order finalizing the dates is obvious: you do not finalize dates unless there will be a trial. and there would not be a trial, unless the motion to dismiss requested by the defense was in whole or in part DENIED!

thus, an ultimatum was delivered to the enemy ...

from: charles lincoln
sent: wednesday, october 07, 2009 11:11 am
to: dejute, david (USACAC); west, roger (USACAC)
subject: dr. taitz seeks stipulation re: discovery.

dear messers dejute & west:

dr. taitz has asked me to ask you whether you are willing to stipulate that, now that the scheduling order has been made final, rather than moot, that it is now time for us to begin discovery. we need to start sending out notices of deposition duces tecum to parties and subpoenas duces tecum to non-parties. the judge specifically said that the scheduling order would only be important if the case were going to go forward, and he seems to have spoken on this point.

charles e. lincoln, research associate & law clerk for dr. taitz, esq., attorney for the plaintiffs.

deo vindice
"may the lord god be with you, and with thy spirit!"
charles e. lincoln, III
spiritual patriot
tierra limpia


to which obama defense attorney roger west responded — in a proceeding already marked by many a strange milestone:

von: west, roger (USACAC)
an: charles lincoln
datum: mittwoch, den 7. oktober 2009, 11:31:18 uhr
betreff: re: dr. taitz seeks stipulation re: discovery.

nuts.


and like the german commander at bastogne, it appears taitz and company were in need of some translation assistance (as well as a funnybone transplant):

from: charles lincoln
sent: wednesday, october 07, 2009 12:11 pm
to: west, roger (USACAC)
cc: dr. orly taitz
subject: aw: dr. taitz seeks stipulation re: discovery.

dear mr. west:
unless you can provide us with a more thoughtful answer and analysis of the situation, or can you ask mr. dejute to do so, we will report your laconic response below to judge carter as the full and final statement of the united states' well-considered position in this case.

deo vindice
"may the lord god be with you, and with thy spirit!"
charles e. lincoln, III
spiritual patriot
tierra limpia


von: west, roger (USACAC)
an: charles lincoln
datum: mittwoch, den 7. oktober 2009, 12:17:38 uhr
betreff: re: dr. taitz seeks stipulation re: discovery.

you are obviously not a student of military history. because you appear confused, let me be clear. per judge carter’s order, discovery is stayed in this case. we will not agree to any discovery in this case at this time.


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