Obama suit dismissed as moot, SCOTUS denies another application
By Linda Bentley | Janurary 28, 2009
Amazon.com sells out of “Pocket Obama”
OLYMPIA, WASH. – During the first week in December, Stephen Pidgeon filed a complaint in the Washington Supreme Court on behalf of James Broe and 11 other registered voters requesting Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed set aside the votes cast for Barack Hussein Obama.
According to Pidgeon, “Reed failed to establish that Obama was even an American citizen running under his own name at the time of the election, let alone a ‘natural born citizen’ as required by the U.S. Constitution. Unlike other cases that have been dismissed for lack of standing, these plaintiffs have standing under a unique Washington statute that allows any registered voter to challenge the election of someone who, at the time of the election, was ineligible to hold the office.”
Pidgeon says the secretary of state’s office had already admitted it did nothing to determine Obama’s eligibility, and Obama “hasn’t produced a single piece of evidence to prove he was born in the United States and establish his eligibility.”
On Jan. 8, the same date Congress counted the electoral votes and declared Obama president, the Washington Supreme Court held an en banc conference to discuss Broe’s case and, in a unanimous decision, granted Reed’s motion to dismiss as moot.
Pidgeon plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Following U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s denial on Dec. 17 of Attorney Orly Taitz’ application for an emergency stay in the pending case of Gail Lightfoot against California Secretary of State Debra Bowen, challenging Obama’s eligibility, she refiled and submitted her application to Chief Justice John Roberts, who distributed the case for conference on Jan. 23.
On Jan. 13, Taitz filed a suggestion for the justices to recuse themselves from swearing Obama in as president as it would be a conflict of interest while there were cases still pending in their court regarding his eligibility.
Her suggestion was noted on the docket, although ignored as eight of the nine Supreme Court Justices (Samuel Alito absent) held an ex parte, private, closed-door meeting with Obama on Jan. 19, only days before Lightfoot’s case was to be discussed.
Taitz said she will file a motion to compel the records of that private meeting.
On Monday, Jan. 26, Taitz’ application was denied.
Lightfoot’s case asserts Obama’s presidency is illegitimate because his father was a foreign subject and there is no evidence Obama was actually born in Hawaii, since Hawaii State Statute allows foreign born children of Hawaiian residents to obtain a certification of live birth.
Further, when Obama immigrated as a child to Indonesia, which does not allow dual citizenship, his school records indicate his legal name was Barry Soetoro, a citizen of Indonesia.
According to Taitz, Obama’s stepfather and mother, Lolo and Stanley Ann (Dunham) Soetoro, would have been required to relinquish Obama’s U.S. citizenship in order for him to become an Indonesian citizen, which was a requirement to attend school in Indonesia.
She claims there is ample evidence that Obama traveled on his Indonesian passport up until the time he became a U.S. Senator, whereby he reaffirmed his Indonesian citizenship as an adult.
“The swearing of Mr. Obama is null and void due to the fact that he was sworn in on a name that is not legally his name and he is a foreign subject from birth and now and never qualified as a natural born U.S. citizen,” said Taitz.
Taitz, also the principal attorney behind the Alan Keyes v. Debra Bowen lawsuit, was born in the former Soviet Union but escaped over 20 years ago to begin a life of freedom in the United States.
In addition to being an attorney, Taitz, who speaks five languages, is a licensed real estate agent and a dentist with a successful practice in Orange County, Calif.
Having experienced life under a totalitarian Communist regime, Taitz is dedicated to preventing the United States from following that same path and says she is “committed to doing everything in her power to prevent such a disastrous mistake,” while defending the rights and freedoms that exist for all citizens in the United States under the Constitution.
Taitz is working on another lawsuit on behalf of current and former military personnel and says the plaintiffs include a blood relative of Obama’s.
There have been 32 lawsuits filed to date challenging Obama’s eligibility to be president. And, as they are summarily dismissed in state and federal courts across the country, with the merits yet to be addressed, the U.S. Supreme Court also continues avoiding the Constitutional question at hand as the justices have denied each application that has come before them.
Meanwhile, Amazon.com is sold out of the $5.95 paperback titled “Pocket Obama,” released Jan. 8, 2009 by the History Company, which states, “Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings … serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words.”
“Bonnie Blue” posted a comment titled “Mao's Little Red Book Resurrected” on Jan. 25, 2009, stating, “This is either a joke or the most disturbing thing I've ever seen. Can sane Americans really have such worshipful adoration for any politician, especially to this level? Supporting a politician is one thing, but this is sick, sick, sick. Mao's Little Red Book, now Obama's Little Blue Book …”
The next day, Steve Sailer, president of the Human Biodiversity Institute in Chicago, posted, “Pocket Obama cured my insomnia! I used to be troubled by sleepless nights. But reading in bed this collection of the wisdom of President Obama – e.g., ‘The true test of the American ideal is whether we're able to recognize our failings and then rise together to meet the challenges of our time. Whether we allow ourselves to be shaped by events or history, or whether we act to shape them’ – has enabled me to awake each morning refreshed and ready to serve Chairman Obama.”
Continental Mountain property now offered as 457-acre parcel
By Curtis Riggs | January 28, 2009
Reacting to the present market
MARICOPA COUNTY – Investors who purchased 457 acres on Continental Mountain last year are reacting to the present dismal real-estate market by offering to sell the property as one large parcel instead of selling it in 40-acre pieces.
Joanne Eannacone, a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, is marketing the property for the Sienna Corporation out of Minneapolis. She said the investors are asking $40 million for the entire 457 acres.
Many in the community have strong emotions about the land because of its high visibility and past attempts to develop it.
Emotions ran high last year when there was talk of splitting the land into 40-acre parcels. Many were upset by talk of the Town of Cave Creek supplying water to the venture.
“That would have been nice money coming into the community,” she said about the possibility of Cave Creek receiving development impact fees from homes built there.
There are a couple of problems with plans to collect any impact fees from the property. First, the land is not in Cave Creek. Secondly, Cave Creek could not annex it because none of the town’s boundaries border it.
“Some of the properties are not easy to build on so in this market they are not as easy to sell,” she said. “That is why they are looking at selling it in one piece.”
Eannacone said interest in this property, and others she is marketing, have picked up since the first of the year.
“There was a guy who came in on Monday who wanted his privacy, but he wants utilities to already be there,” she said. The Continental Mountain property is off the grid.
She calls the $40 million a wholesale price because 457 acres in the local market would retail for $51.5 million
“This is a different tactic,” she said. “We’ll see if there is interest from one investor.”
Eannacone also said properties priced at $300,000 or less in the local market are beginning to sell.
“Since the beginning of January there are a lot more buyers and a lot more interest in properties,” she said. “Two weeks is not a trend, but there is definitely more interest now.
She estimates a third of the potential buyers are from the Valley or throughout the rest of Arizona.
“It’s a spectacular time to buy,” she said. “Prices may never be this low again.”