Judge Fines Birther $177K for Wasting Court's Time
Suggests great name for the movie
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2013 3:21 PM CDT
File photo of a birther billboard sign.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – A judge who rejected a lawsuit questioning President Obama's citizenship has ordered the birther who filed it to pay $177,000 in legal fees, reports the New York Daily News. But Brooklyn Judge Arthur Shack didn't just slam the allegations made by Christopher Earl Strunk as “fanciful, delusional and irrational," he suggested a name for any movie that might be made about the complaint: The Manchurian Candidate Meets The Da Vinci Code. Strunk, who has filed about 20 other similarly dismissed lawsuits, says he won't pay a cent.

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Apr 7, 2013 8:53 PM CDT
Why is this still an issue? The guy is in office. Whether or not any President is worth a grain of salt is another issue.
Apr 6, 2013 3:17 PM CDT
Scott603, I still have to laugh at those who think a 'birth announcement' has any significance whatsoever. When my son was born in Orlando, FL, I had a birth announcement placed in my hometown's newspaper in WV. The announcement merely stated his name and his parents' names so my friends and relatives in WV & OH could get the news. It did not mean or imply that my son was born in WV. A birth announcement has absolutely no legal significance or power whatsoever. It was merely a means of relaying personal information to a large audience. Secondly, a person is a 'natural-born citizen' (the qualification required to be eligible to be president), ONLY IF both parents are U.S. citizens at the time of birth. (Check out Senate Resolution in April of 2008 to which Obama agreed concerning John McCain's eligibility as he was born in Panama on a U.S. military base.) The media IS complicit in covering for all of Obama's illegal actions and yes, I would expect that SOMEONE in Congress would have enough of a backbone to stand up and defend the U.S. Constitution, but unfortunately, that has not happened with enough fervor to get past the activist judges who repeatedly throw out the cases. The media (some) has admitted anonyously they were ordered (by the Whitehouse) not to pursue or discuss Obama's eligibility status because it would start nationwide race riots.
Apr 6, 2013 10:54 AM CDT
Posted something about this on another thread. In 1970, I and several shipmates investigated by several of the Alphabet Agencies, in order to get a simple Top Secret Clearance. These Agencies found out more about my friends and I that we knew ourselves. In one case it was discovered that one of the applicants had family living in East Germany. They were unable to get out before the Wall went up. My friends family, who had made it out had absolutely no idea that this branch of their family existed. The family members who did make it out assumed they were dead, as they had no evidence otherwise and never mentioned the incident. If something like this is unearthed during a routine background check, think about how much More Stringent vetting a Presidential Candidate must be. Are people saying that All the investigating agencies would miss something as critical as the candidate Not being an American Citizen? That the findings Would not be released? That there is a Agency wide conspiracy to suppress the findings? That All of them would keep silent? That the selection committee would agree to Obama as a candidate under these circumstances? That eventually a leak would occur? A person is considered a citizen, if One parent is American, no matter Where they are born. Otherwise all the children of Service personnel married to a local would Not be citizens. I'm sure that would be a big surprise to them.