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Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 05:57 PM Dec 2012

FL judge dismisses birther suit by quoting “Miracle on 34th St”

This is a truly beautiful decision issued today (Friday), admirably quoting from one of the very best Christmas movies ever. Florida Second Judicial Circuit, Judge Kevin J. Carroll, in Voeltz v. Obama:

This Court notes that President Obama lives in the White House. He flies on Air Force One. He has appeared before Congress, delivered States of the Union addresses, and meets with Congressional leaders on a regular basis. He has appointed countless ambassadors to represent the interests of the United States throughout the world. President Obama's recent appointment of The Honorable Mark Walker, formerly a member of this Court, has been confirmed by the United States Senates. Judge Walker has been sworn in as a United States District Court Judge and currently works at the Federal Courthouse down the street. The Electoral College has recently done its work and elected Mr. Obama to be President once again. As this matter has come before the Court at this time of year it seems only appropriate to paraphrase the ruling rendered by the fictional Judge Henry X. Harper from New York in open court in the classic holiday film 'Miracle on 34th St.' "Since the United States Government declares this man to be President, this Court will not dispute it. Case dismissed."


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FL judge dismisses birther suit by quoting “Miracle on 34th St” (Original Post) Faygo Kid Dec 2012 OP
Finally, some intelligent words from a homey Ligyron Dec 2012 #1
Guess he's been dismissed twice before, with prejudice Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #3
Lovely malaise Dec 2012 #2
There it is.. Beautiful, Faygo Kid..thank you. Cha Dec 2012 #4
You're welcome. Great decision, great movie. Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #5
Nice, and seasonally appropriate statement in the ruling. Lone_Star_Dem Dec 2012 #6
I read that Orly Taitz is trying to stop the reading of the Electoral College results silhouete2 Dec 2012 #7
Amen and spot on SummerSnow Dec 2012 #13
K&R Merry Christmas to All!! hue Dec 2012 #8
God Bless Us... Everyone... WillyT Dec 2012 #9
kick louis c Dec 2012 #10
That put a smile on my face Hekate Dec 2012 #11
That's a disturbing decision DavidDvorkin Dec 2012 #12
I think you're missing the spirit of the post Faygo Kid Dec 2012 #14
A happy ending. nt TeamPooka Dec 2012 #15

Ligyron

(7,559 posts)
1. Finally, some intelligent words from a homey
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:06 PM
Dec 2012

Plaintiff ought to be charged for this frivolous lawsuit too.

Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
3. Guess he's been dismissed twice before, with prejudice
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:17 PM
Dec 2012

Judge is in the holiday spirit to not throw the book at him.

Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
5. You're welcome. Great decision, great movie.
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:05 PM
Dec 2012

I never tire of "Miracle on 34th Street." Or of the birthers getting their beards pulled.

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silhouete2

(80 posts)
7. I read that Orly Taitz is trying to stop the reading of the Electoral College results
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:57 PM
Dec 2012

Last edited Sat Dec 22, 2012, 01:29 AM - Edit history (1)

She is attempting to file a lawsuit to bar it from happening. I'm sick of these kooks acting like they are the advocates for the true Americans. I'm sick and tired of people going after our president for the simple fact that they think he is a black man tarnishing the White House. I don't care what they PRETEND to stand for--that's the bottom line--RACISM.

DavidDvorkin

(19,353 posts)
12. That's a disturbing decision
Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:26 PM
Dec 2012

The judge is saying that once something is firmly in place, we must not question whether it's in place legally.

I would have preferred it if he'd pointed out that the Constitution does not require that one be born in the United States to be president, and if he had said that the plaintiffs have not shown that the president is not a natural-born citizen.

Faygo Kid

(21,477 posts)
14. I think you're missing the spirit of the post
Sat Dec 22, 2012, 03:33 PM
Dec 2012

This is the third time this guy has been tossed out on his ear this year. It is an unserious lawsuit that should not be dignified by anything more than the judge's very appropriate quote from "Miracle."

If you've seen it, you'll get it. If not, highly recommended.

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