David Emery, About.com, Urban Legends, Birther Wackiness Continues, NY Times, Obama birth certificate, Kenya, COLB, Elitist smears

“He jests at scars, that never felt a wound.”…Shakespeare


Why dost David Emery of About.com (aka NY Times) jest?

“‘Birther’ Wackiness Continues with Release of Obama’s ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate'”

William Shakespeare, once again, waxes pertinent.

He waxes desperate with imagination.

Let’s follow. ‘Tis not fit thus to obey him.

Have after. To what issue will this come?

Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”…Shakespeare, Hamlet Act 1, scene 4


I perform a great many internet searches and today, quite by accident, or perchance divine inspiration, was confronted with an article by David Emery dated August 3, 2009  on About.com.

“‘Birther’ Wackiness Continues with Release of Obama’s ‘Kenyan Birth Certificate'”

“One of the myriad alternative-reality scenarios promulgated by “birthers” — the folks who maintain that Barack Obama’s presidency is illegitmate because, supposedly, he has never released a valid birth certificate or proven he’s a natural-born citizen — is that he was actually born in Kenya.

The first and only “evidence” proffered to support that theory surfaced just yesterday in the form of a document allegedly proving that Obama was, in fact, born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961.”

The word document, highlighted above, links to a Citizen Wells article with news of an alleged Kenyan birth certificate.

The article goes on to state:

“it only took about a nanosecond for reality-based debunkers to prove the “Kenyan birth certificate” a fake”

Reality based?

The article then states:

“The debacle shines a light on two fatal flaws of the birther movement: one, their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence — i.e., they’re perfectly willing to accept (and circulate) unsourced photographs of an unvetted document as “proof” of foreign birth, while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate; and two, what the foregoing reveals about their true motives — i.e, despite their protestations, they have no interest whatsoever in truth, accuracy, or “protecting” the U.S. Constitution, but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama’s presidency at any cost and by any means possible.”

Read more:


I am going to email David Emery and ask what his motivation was for producing this inaccurate and insulting article.

One of the first clues for his motivation is this fact from the bottom of the website:

About.com, a part of The New York Times Company.

You remember the NY Times. They are the ones who withheld the important ACORN story until after the 2008 election.

Mr. Emery states “their blatantly inconsistent and prejudicial standards of evidence” when he hasn’t a clue about what he is talking about.

He goes on to state “while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate.”

He ends with “but are bent, rather, on delegitimizing Obama’s presidency at any cost and by any means possible.”

David Emery, even Lou Dobbs while at CNN, of all places, questioned Obama’s birth certificate. He also was paying attention when he stated that the alleged COLB was a piece of paper that referred to another piece of paper.

Mr. Emery, I am well educated with a strong background. I do not refer to myself as a birther. I am an American, natural born citizen, who believes that the US Constitution is the supreme law of the land. I also keep things simple. Can you answer this simple question?

Why has Obama employed a legion of private and government attorneys to avoid presenting a legitimate birth certificate and college records?

47 responses to “David Emery, About.com, Urban Legends, Birther Wackiness Continues, NY Times, Obama birth certificate, Kenya, COLB, Elitist smears

  1. don in california

    Good morning CW and all.

    The NYT will never print anything even close to the truth, unless it will futher their agenda.

    Good article. Thank you.

  2. don in california

    Tea Parties Go Global
    Our Founding Fathers would have never thought that over two hundred years later, British subjects would be throwing a “Tea Party” after being inspired by American activists overseas who demanded smaller government from their own policy makers in Washington.

    The Freedom Association is sponsoring a tea party event this Saturday in Brighton. Their website gives the following information:

    Join DANIEL HANNAN MEP at the Brighton Tea Party at 5.30 p.m. this Saturday 27 February at the Best Western Hotel, 143-145 King’s Road, Brighton BN1 2PQ

    The event will take place on the Conservative Party Spring Forum fringe, but is outside the secure zone, so all members of the public are very welcome to attend. Admission is free. Tea and other refreshments will be available at a small charge. Cash bar.

    The Tea Party Movement in the USA has demonstrated the huge scale of public opposition to excessive taxation. In the UK, tax is much higher and, in addition, British membership of the democratically unaccountable EU raises the issue of “no taxation without representation”. From the Boston Tea Party to the Brighton Tea Party, it’s time to demonstrate our opposition to excessive taxation. Read more here.


    British Tea Party Movement to Launch on Saturday

    Read The Full Article
    Seems like the USA is still setting an example for others.

  3. don in california


    Obama Launches Talk Radio Strategy
    The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America has quietly launched an initiative aimed at making Obama supporters’ voices heard on the largely conservative airwaves.

    “The fate of health reform has been a focus of debate in living rooms and offices, on TV and online — and on talk radio. And since millions of folks turn to talk radio as a trusted source of news and opinions, we need to make sure OFA supporters are calling in with a pro-reform message,” says the introduction to the online tool.

    The online tool presents users with a radio show discussing political topics, to which supporters can listen live, and the phone number for that station, for when health care comes up. It also offers tips for callers and talking points on the issue.

    I wonder if Glenn Beck will let them on to talk about their talking points, like he did the ones concerned about obama being a NBC?

  4. He goes on to state “while dismissing out of hand a state-issued, state-validated U.S. birth certificate.”


    He should be asked to back up this statement by actually contacting the Hawaii DOH and asking if they issued the Factcheck COLB and are they willing to go on record to validate it as authentic? Then he should be asked why it was necessary for the Obama campaign to request a brand new COLB just in time to run for President when he had already been through two successful elections before that? What did Obuma use for proof then??? Simple questions a real reporter would ask before he put his credibility online.

  5. St. Louis Tea Party Celebrates One Year Anniversary

    The St. Louis Tea Party will celebrate the one year anniversary of the tea party movement on Saturday, February 27 at 1:30 p.m. on the steps of the Arch.

    One year ago that day in cities across the country Americans answered Rick Santelli’s call to protest against excessive taxes, wasteful spending, and irresponsible government. Fifteen-hundred citizens stood under the Arch and the St. Louis Tea Party was born.

    Since that time the St. Louis Tea Party has emerged as one of the preeminent and most active tea party organizations. Their April 15, 2009 Tax Day Tea Party drew 10,000 people to Keiner Plaza; area tea partiers have participated in town halls, various rallies, have organized petitions and “buycotts.” The tea party movement is credited for victories in New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts, New York’s 23rd district, and stalled such government grabs as a faulty health care reform bill and cap-and-trade.

    The St. Louis Tea Party will start promptly at 1:30 p.m. and end at 2:30 p.m., rain or shine. Participants will hear from a small group of speakers before dumping tea leaves (please remove from, and properly dispose of, all bags) into the Mississippi River. More information can be found at http://www.stlouisteaparty.com.

  6. CW:

    As usual, these naysayers have not done their homework. They are so busy criticizing they don’t bother to back up their comments with research or fact.

    Then again, they are Alinskyites who cannot help themselves. How many times have we backed them into a corner, and they are speechless? Too many!

    Go get ’em, CW! This guy is nothing but a bore in idiot’s clothing!

    Thanks for this post…just goes to show you have gotten under his skin. Criticism, in this case, is the highest form of flattery or is it the highest form of ignorance?

    Happy Day…Linda

  7. proving that Obama was, in fact, born at Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961.”
    Mr. David Emory…….I’ll prove aka Obama– whatever his name really is– wasn’t born in General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961 just as fast as you prove he was…….
    shouldn’t be a challenge for a journalist as intent on ‘true journalism’ as you seem to be.

  8. I think a better question to Emery is “Why has Soetoro spent over $1.5 mil to several law firms to keep his personal records locked down?” If he is being “candid” then it would be insane to spend such an amount to conceal personal records. This activity by itself smacks of guilt, and criminal intent……pure and simple.

  9. Then he should be asked why it was necessary for the Obama campaign to request a brand new COLB …….

    Even better, why not use the one he found in the shoebox????

    Occam’s Razor, it it???

    The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations.”

    Translation…….there wasn’t a shoe box or there wasn’t a birth certificate???

  10. I sent David Emery an email.

  11. Leaked UN Documents Reveal Plan for “Green World Order” by 2012

    Leaked planning documents (PDF) obtained by Fox News lift the lid on the UN’s plan to impose global governance by the time of their 2012 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio, which will mark the 20th anniversary since the notorious “Earth Summit” held in the same city.

    “Moving towards a green economy would also provide an opportunity to re-examine national and global governance structures and consider whether such structures allow the international community to respond to current and future environmental and development challenges and to capitalize on emerging opportunities,” states the white paper.

    The imposition of such “global governance structures” will be achieved with the help of “vast wealth transfers” from richer countries (in the form of carbon taxes levied on citizens) to poorer nations, amounting to no less than $45 trillion dollars. The paper also outlines the need to change the “consumption patterns” of people living in richer countries, which undoubtedly is a euphemism for lowering living standards.


  12. Patriot Dreamer

    “Obama group’s new strategy: Let’s get O-bots to spam right-wing radio with talking points”


  13. Friday, February 26, 2010

    Focus Group Believes Republicans Did Well at Summit; Want “Start Over” on Health Care; No “Reconciliation” – Video


  14. Patriot Dreamer

    “Tea Party Identity Theft?”

    I have heard about a fake Tea Party candidate in Harry Reid’s Senate race in Nevada. Attempt by Reid to split the vote against him? Anybody else hear this?

  15. Patriot Dreamer, surely there aren’t as many Obots as there used to be, AKA Obama’s numbers are tanking all over the place.

  16. Patriot Dreamer

    George Soros watch:

    “Man who broke the Bank of England George Soros ‘at centre of hedge funds betting against crisis-hit euro'”

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1253791/Is-man-broke-Bank-England-George-Soros-centre-hedge-funds-betting-crisis-hit-euro.html#ixzz0gfDwebo4

  17. Orly Taitz + John McCain + birther piece over at Politico:

  18. Saturday, February 13, 2010

    2010 U.S. Senate Races “Polls and Projections” Map and Table

    Last Updated: 2/26/2010, 10:45 AM CT


    Hey CW: Look at the NC Race!

  19. Kim // February 26, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Patriot Dreamer, surely there aren’t as many Obots as there used to be, AKA Obama’s numbers are tanking all over the place.
    And if there are as many as before, that in itself SAYS A LOT!!!

  20. JJ, I pray for the day AKA Obama calls for help and nobody responds.
    Remember his face when he told his story about the woman who wanted to be buried in an Obama t-shirt, and the audience laughed??
    First his expression registered surprise and then you could see the anger…
    I had such a good day that day.

  21. CW, I do believe Obama was born in Kenya….A pastor and his wife from a church in Nariobi(sp?) came to the US on a visa and stayed with my mom & dad for 6 months in 1992, the church sponsors the Kenyan church….O’s birth in Kenya would fit their customs and culture…most tribes gather the entire family of the father for a birth…Wherever O was born he is not a NBC that can only come through soil and blood, no matter the custom…

  22. Patriot Dreamer

    You all might be interested in Political Science Professor Larry Sabato’s (University of Virginia) web site:


  23. Patriot Dreamer

    Rush sounds disappointed that he hasn’t received any Obot “seminar callers” yet. LOL!

  24. Unbelievable. You can buy your carbon offsets here:


  25. OT A private meeting is going on today with Nathan Deal and his backers….The group consists of close campaign affiliates and an advisor or two…among the topics is the question of pursuing the letter sent to O….my friend told me it looks as if O believes if he ignores it, it will go away….I would like to believe if I ignore O he will go away…..BTW the meeting is in Gainesville….I was told yesterday it was to be @ Jekyll Island…God bless


    I was sent this website to read about the Tea Party in Nevada.



  27. Patriot Dreamer

    carmen, I hope that, at a minimum, they will pursue changing Georgia state election laws.

  28. The Money Masters (FDA) Strikes Again!


  29. Patriot Dreamer

    Fae, thanks!

  30. PD, Me, too….I know Georgia soveriegnty is a small topic also….Deal’s had to confront this.

  31. Patriot Dreamer

    venice, it should be posted over and over, if you ask me!

  32. WHERE he was born doesn’t matter. Not one whit!!!

    By his own admission the man’s father was an alien when Barry thr younger was born and Daddy never became an American but returned to Kenya. It seems that Federal District Court judges (such as one named Simandle) get all muddled up on this as well as the fact that the Black Letter Law of our country is the United States Constitution. Just read:

    A Federal Judge takes 4 strikes!!!

    and, following that, if you go to the Mario Apuzzo website and actually read the Initial Appeals Brief of Jan 19, 2010, you’re in for a real eye-opener (as are the DOJ attorneys “defending” Obama using our tax money).

    That’s doubly ironic since these attorneys – and their bosses – took an oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign AND domestic but they are now in the position of actually attacking that very document rather than defending it and are trying to get an obviously ineligible man to remain in an office he has never shown himself to be eligible to hold.

    The wonderful Apuzzo Brief is a primer on both Constitutional law, the meaning of it, the Founders’ intent vis-a-vis Article II of the
    Constitution and a forceful put-down of the lies and misinformation put forth by the Obama Flying Monkeys such as “smrstrauss” and others.

    I’d urge everyone to read the Initial Appeals Brief from Attorney Apuzzo’s website along with the many essays by both Mario Apuzzo AND his Lead Plaintiff, Charles F. Kerchner. While there, it would really help to donate even a small amount to the publicity/education fund presently used only for full-page newspaper ads in the Washington Times National Weekly Edition.

    The Brief gives a very good overview of the original action AND it puts the lie to the many false arguments by the Obot Flying Monkeys about why BHO is either (their words) eligible to hold the office he now occupies OR that it (their words) doesn’t matter that he is not eligible.

    Your understanding of the relation of the U. S. Constitution to We The People will be forever enlightened.

    Actually, Obama’s whole life seems to be nothing but a work of fiction. The man has never shown himself to be Constitutionally eligible to hold the office he now occupies.

    If you’d like to see something from a different point of view, watch the two short videos below which, even though they start slowly and have a bit of fun, contain a wealth of factual data – more than we’ve seen from Obama.

    In fact in the second video a famous senator is quoted speaking about someone that sounds for all the world like “Our Boy” and really strikes a chord.

    Only thing is the senator was the Roman named Cicero speaking in 42 BC – but the message is still very directed and pertinent for all of us:

    Three Little Words

    Merry Christmas OmeriKa!!

  33. Patriot Dreamer

    “US senator warns of ‘financial meltdown’ risk”


  34. oldsalt78 February 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I think a better question to Emery is “Why has Soetoro spent over $1.5 mil to several law firms to keep his personal records locked down?” If he is being “candid” then it would be insane to spend such an amount to conceal personal records. This activity by itself smacks of guilt, and criminal intent……pure and simple.
    Hello oldsalt78, I agree wholeheartedly, yet am having difficulty verifying the 1.5Million (although I believe it’s now above 2Million is it not?) other than quotes. Can anyone help here with a verifiable source? Thanks.

  35. Patriot Dreamer

    “White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers to step down”


  36. DABIG // February 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    oldsalt78 February 26, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I think a better question to Emery is “Why has Soetoro spent over $1.5 mil to several law firms to keep his personal records locked down?”
    The simpler question:
    Why get a BC of any type from Hawaii orany country…….where’s the BC from the shoebox???

  37. Interesting email I have received:

    This lady Miki Booth who is running for Congress in Oklahoma is very
    well known and respected here in the Islands.
    Look what we found. I don’t know how much longer they (Obama and his handlers) can play this out;

    > “_*Miki Booth*_, originally from Hawaii, is running for the U.S. House
    > of Representatives in Oklahoma’s second district”.
    > Miki made her appearance on C-Span on Friday, 02/06/2010.
    > http://www.c-spanarchives.org/program/291974-1
    > at 38 minutes ff.
    > Miki Booth presented a Certificate of Live Birth from 1949, in which
    > her husband was born at Kapi-olani Hospital, 12 years before Obama’s
    > alleged birth — in Kenya, in Indonesis, in Queen’s, and finally at
    > Kapi’olani — showing that the state of Hawaii issued LONG FORM
    > In 1949, Kapiolani was listed on the Certificate of Live Birth as
    > Kapiolani Mat. & Gyn. Hospital at 1929 Vancouver Drive, which is the
    > previous Kapi-olani address in existence when Barack was allegedly
    > born in 1961, not quite a mile to the East of the current Kapiolani
    > Hospital built in the 1970s. Yet, Obama and his sister Maya
    > conflictingly and at different times, released that Barack was born in
    > Queen’s as well as Kapi’olani, despite Queen’s being 1.6 miles away.
    > In a separate story last summer, World Net Daily broke the story of
    > Obama’s forged / out of sequence Birth Certification Numbers
    > abbreviated by 2 numbers from what an original would be…and using
    > TWO BIRTH CERTIFICATES from Kapi’olani Hospital in 1961, declaring tow
    > back-to-back births born after Obama’s alleged birth, but both having
    > lower numbers of issue to prove Obama’s Birth Certificate is fraudulent.
    > http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=105347
    > The Nordykes birth at Kapi-olani were given 151 – 61 – 10637 and 151 –
    > 61 – 10638 both being born on August 05, 1961. Obama’s forgery claims
    > Barack was born with the number 151 – 1961 – 10641 being born on
    > August 04, 1961.
    > However, while the 1963 Certificate of Live Birth as issued by the US
    > ARMY Tripler General Hospital in Hawaii
    > http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=103633
    > http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=103503
    > appears to be consistent with what Miki Booth’s husband of 1949 and
    > the Nordyke twins of 1961 over at Kapi’olani were issued, the Obama
    > forgery is a “piece of junk” in the words of Miki Booth on 02/06/2010
    > at the Nashville TEA Party.
    > For further corroboration, Miki Booth produced her son’s 1981
    > Kapi’olani Hospital Certificate of Live Birth,
    > http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=124656
    > which shows that in 1981, Kapi’olani had not changed or altered their
    > issuance by any extreme, and show that the Obama Campaign
    > “Certification of Live Birth” is NOT a UNITED STATES birth…as
    > claimed by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, but the generic
    > certification offered by those representing Obama in 2008, the
    > allegedly forged document absent “physicians, hospital and hospital
    > address, witnesses to the birth, and birth weight” for the child, all
    > these missing features clearly insinuate that the certification
    > Obama’s Campaign presented is for the foreign born.
    > The term “african” is also suspect for the race of the child, as there
    > are caucasian and various ethnic disparities other than black (the
    > modern term) or negro (the 1961 term) we would have expected to read
    > as the race of the child, if such were an authentic 2007 or 2008 copy
    > from that on file at the Department of Health in Hawaii.
    > For more Obama Birth Certificate forgery information, readers can also
    > refer to Pamela Geller’s commendable collection of articles at:
    > http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2008/07/atlas-exclusive.html
    > http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/obamas_birth_certifcate_forgery/
    > Again, the proof is that Obama is Foreign Born in the absence of any
    > release of proof per Bute v. Illinois, 333 U.S. 640, see 653 (1948);
    > and NGUYEN ET AL. v. INS 533 US 53 see 54,62; (2001).

    (Third comment down)


  38. **** New Post ****

  39. E-mail i recieved today:

    Sent by Retired Vice Admiral Bob
    Scarborough, of Arlington , Va.

    “I wanted to give you all some disturbing information on our wonderful president. I work with the Catch-A-Dream Foundation which provides hunting and fishing trips to children with life-threatening illnesses. This past weekend we had our annual banquet / fundraiser event in Starkville . “As a part of our program, we had scheduled Sgt. 1st
    Class Greg Stube, a highly decorated U.S. Army Green Beret and inspirational speaker who was severely injured while deployed overseas and didn’t have much of a chance for survival to come. Greg is stationed at Ft. Bragg , NC and received permission from his commanding officer to come speak at our function. Everything was on go until Obama made a policy that NO U.S. SERVICEMAN CAN SPEAK AT ANY FAITH-BASED PUBLIC EVENTS ANYMORE. Needless to say, Greg had to cancel his speaking event with us.. Didn’t know if anyone else was aware of this new policy. Wonder what kind of news we all will receive next. You’re just starting to see the Obamanation. Your religion is on the list next.� I don’t know about you, but this makes me furious.

    What a rotten thing to do by the “commander-in-chief”. And I’m afraid we ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

  40. jj
    the shoe box certificate ?
    probably shows where he was really born and or?????

  41. Richard: Does that include Muslim events? Just wondering.

  42. Richard, I have been warning my adopted church every Sunday…..what will you do when you come here and the doors are barred???
    this email of yours went to my contacts and will be mentioned this week.

  43. We are now seeing the natural consequences of what comes after things like sugar, salt, and fats, and fastfoods have been villainized and regulated. When will people realize that what goes around comes around. Bottom line, it was never the gov’ts business to lecture us or make laws about ANY of these things. Even LOCALLY. NONE. OF. THEIR. DAMN. BUSINESS. When are people gonna see that the gov’t is not interested in our well-being, but rather POWER. PERIOD.


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