Just for sheer entertainment value, you almost gotta love fringe characters like Donna Garner. The right-wing, Waco-area gadfly bombards elected officials, journalists and assorted other folks across Texas with numerous, hair-on-fire email screeds on topics ranging from the State Board of Education (SBOE) to national politics. Unfortunately, some SBOE members have actually promoted her nonsense — in fact, she worked with far-right board members who hijacked the language arts curriculum standards revision process for Texas public schools just three years ago.
Now, we wouldn’t be so uncharitable as to call Garner a kook. Perish the thought. But her conspiracy-themed, Glenn Beck-like emails often are pretty darn kooky. Two years ago, for example, she wanted SBOE members to promote creationist arguments in new science curriculum standards because serial killer “Jeffrey Dahmer believed in evolution.” (She partly got her wish.) She also seems to play fast and loose with the truth, as demonstrated in a damning PolitiFact Texas piece last December.
Anyway, in another bizarre email this week, Garner insists that President Obama is lying to Americans about being born in the United States. Her email went out just days after the president did what “birthers” like Garner have been screaming for him to do for more than two years: release the “long form” certificate of his birth. The document shows that Obama was, indeed, born in Hawaii. But Garner claims that forensic experts have exposed the president’s birth certificate as a poorly crafted forgery:
“In the coming days, I feel sure there will be more to this forgery story. So far as I am concerned, it looks mighty fishy when Obama has spent millions of dollars to scrub out his past and you and I as common, everyday Americans have to provide more information to an insurance company to get a policy than Obama has had to provide to become the President of the most powerful country in the world.”
She goes on to call Obama “our ‘Manchurian President’” and says he “has sealed” his school and university records, medical records, “any baptism records,” “his adoption records,” and … well, you get the point.
For the record, new polls appear to show that the percentage of Americans who believe President Obama was born in a foreign country has plummeted — so Garner finds herself in increasingly rare company.
If the folks at Fox News are looking for a replacement for Glenn Beck in their entertainment lineup, maybe they should contact Garner. At the very least, she could easily work off the same kooky scripts.
Here is Garner’s full May 2 email:
“Obama and Osama”
by Donna Garner
Justice has been served. Osama Bin Laden is dead. We can all be thankful that this evil man is gone from this earth.
Newly released this morning is that the whole operation was made possible by the intel that was obtained at Guantanamo Bay — the place that Obama and Eric Holder wanted closed! Thank God that their plans to close Guantanamo Bay were not achieved and the intel from there was used to identify the courier who then led our military to the actual luxurious, million-dollar, secured, mansion where Osama had been staying since perhaps 2005 — not in the mountains of Afghanistan but located only 1,000 feet from the Pakistani Military Academy.
The U. S. military had identified what they believed was Osama’a hideout mansion back in August 2010, and our military operation has been in the planning stages every since then.
Our superior Navy Seals, working with the intel from the highly trained CIA, were able to execute a successful mission. Thankfully our brave and well-trained forces were able to kill Osama, his son, and several other operatives during the 40-minute foray and did not suffer any casualties themselves.
BIG COINCIDENCE OR PLANNED MOVE BY OBAMA?
Coincidentally, the Navy Seal military operation to kill Osama was given the go-ahead by Obama on Friday night (4.29.11) just as another very attention-grabbing story was breaking from The Washington Times.
Most of the focus on Obama’s “birth certificate” has been on the content of the long-form birth certificate that he released on 4.27.11. However, it turns out that the statements made on the document are not the real story.
Now forensic specialists have stepped in with their scientific explanations. The first link below is an interview with a forensic specialist who shows screenshots of how the layering process in Adobe Illustrator has been done to the birth certificate.
“Washington Times: Newly Released Obama Birth Certificate Forensic Forgery – 4/29/11.” Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_Z7szcz1EA&feature=share
The second link is by a professional whose forensic specialty is using various sophisticated software including Adobe Illustrator, and he clearly demonstrates exactly how the fake certificate was produced:
“The best analysis by a professional so far” Here is that link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s9StxsFllY&feature=youtu.be
The assumptions of the forensic specialists on these two YouTube videos are that either (1) the White House badly bungled the production of the fake long-form birth certificate or that (2) someone deliberately produced a document — which forensic scientists could easily prove was a fake — in an attempt to discredit Obama and his Presidency.
In the coming days, I feel sure there will be more to this forgery story. So far as I am concerned, it looks mighty fishy when Obama has spent millions of dollars to scrub out his past and you and I as common, everyday Americans have to provide more information to an insurance company to get a policy than Obama has had to provide to become the President of the most powerful country in the world.
Recently a friend sent me the requirements sent out by her employer. To get an insurance policy, my friend and her husband had to provide a government-issued copy of their marriage license and/or a copy of their income tax statement. They also had to provide a government-issued copy of their children’s birth certificates. The insurance company’s instructions clearly stated: “Copies of hospital statement of ‘live births’ are NOT acceptable.”
OBAMA’S MISSING LINK
The point that Donald Trump and others still do not seem to understand is that the birth certificate is only one facet of our “Manchurian President.” Besides his actual birth documentation, he has sealed copies of his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
MY PERSONAL THANKS
Besides The Washington Times, I also would like to commend people such as Dr. Orly Taitz, Joseph Farrah, Bob Unruh, Jerome R. Corsi, Aaron Klein, Brenda J. Elliott, Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, Alan Keyes, Steve Baldwin (Western Center for Journalism), and many others who have had the courage to stand up for our U. S. Constitution and make it clear that nobody is above the Rule of Law — not even Obama.