Archive for January 2012
The Local Exposure is published monthly by the Alburquerque Tea Party Patriot Action Team.
The following was received from New Mexico Patriots:
Ron Paul is against getting involved in other countries. He would like to bring our troops home.
Students at NMSU in Las Cruces are trying to get enough petition signatures to have Ron Paul Speak at NMSU.
Sign the petition and maybe you can get the questions you have about Ron Paul answered in person.
If you are interested in having Presidential candidate Ron Paul speak at NMSU, please sign the petition.
AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL – The long awaited Georgia Hearing to determine if Candidate Obama meets the eligibility requirements to be placed on the 2012 election ballot in Georgia has concluded.
On January 25, 2012, Candidate Obama’s attorney, Michale Jablonski, sent the Secretary of State of Georgia a letter requesting the hearing be cancelled. One of the plaintiff’s attorney’s (Van Irion, Liberty Legal Foundation) states:
”Just In! Obama’s attorney is desperate. He sent the following letter to the GA Secretary of State asking that the hearing be cancelled. The letter is full of misrepresentations (Surprise, surprise!). Further, he states that he will “suspend further participation in these proceedings, including the hearing scheduled for January 26.”
You can read the entire letter here: http://libertylegalfoundation.org/1634/obamas-attorney-attempts-to-cancel-hearing/
As a result of this letter being sent to the Secretary of State of Georgia, with copies to the Judge and all plaintiff attorneys, it was no surprise this morning that neither Candidate Obama nor his attorney appeared at the Hearing. Yesterday, the Secretary of State sent a reply to Candidate Obama’s attorney advising, “…if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH procedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.”
You can read the entire response letter here: http://libertylegalfoundation.org/1640/obama-denied-again/
Today, the procedings were broadcast via the internet thru a live feed, however, the connections kept dropping and eventually stopped working with the warning “server not found”. It is unknown if the servers were overwhelmed by too many people trying to watch simultaneously, or if the plug was pulled.
The Hearing started very late for an unknown reason to viewers. Later reports have come in alleging the Judge met with all the attorneys in chambers prior to the hearing and stated he would enter a Default Judgment against Candidate Obama if he or his attorney no-showed. They proceeded with a much shortened hearing.
Early on the Judge appeared to be attempting to call Candidate Obama’s attorney via a speaker phone to tele-conference him in, apparently giving him one last changc. I could not tell if he ever reached his office, however over the speaker phone we could hear 3 tones followed by the recording, “the number you have reached …..” (Not in service? disconnected? I don’t know, the video feed dropped.)
Attorney Van Irion put on his case first and basically stuck to the topic of the constitutional requirements of “natural born citizen”. He concluded with the comments that Candidate Obama and his attorney’s “no show” for the hearing reveals Candidate Obama’s contempt for the Court, the Judge and for the laws of the land. (Not exact quote, as the feed was hard to hear.)
Van Irion was followed by two other attorneys who also pretty much stuck to the topic of “natural born citizen”.
They were followed by Attorney Orly Taitz, who put a number of witnesses and experts to testify about other issues surrounding the case (such as testimony that the SSN President Obama is using having never been issued to him, forged documents, and the like). The Judge admonished her at least one time, asking her if she was testifying or asking questions. One of Taitz’s witnesses, a retired employee of Immigration and Naturalization (later merged into the Dept of Homeland Security) specializing in immigration fraud, testified about altered documents. Although the feed was garbled a bit, it sounded like he stated a “criminal investigation” should be intiated.
It is not known with certainty if Candidate Obama’s no show will trigger an automatic Default Judgment against Candidate Obama, which would grant the relief being sought by the plaintiffs, which is to prevent his name from being on the 2012 Georgia presidential ballot.
News reports from a local Atlanta TV channel indicate that the attorneys have until Feb 5th 2012 to send the Judge briefs and he will make his decision sometime thereafter.
Some reports state the reason a hearing was held anyway after the Judge allegedly stated he was going to issue a default judgment since the defendant no-showed was because “ the Plaintiffs played their hand very well with Judge Malihi. They specifically asked to have a few hours to enter their evidence into the record instead of simply allowing for a summary judgement. Nothing outside of what was presented today can be used to consider for or against Obama, going forward, in this case.” http://www.therightsideoflife.com/
AT THE LOCAL LEVEL – What does all this mean to us? There have been at least two similar complaints filed in New Mexico. I am awaiting word to see if the NM Secretary of State is proceding with either of these complaints. In the 2012 NM Candidates Guide, the last date for the Presidential Nominating Committee to nominate presidential primary candidates is February 15th, a little over 2 weeks from now. If there are any impediments to Candidate Obama’s name being placed on the 2012 NM election ballot, and if the Democrats have not submitted any additional names to be on the primary election ballot, they may find themselves without a Democrate candidate to vote for, except via write-in. That could lead to a bit of chaos at the polling places, as well as increased tensions between the two main parties.
During the regularly scheduled January 12, 2012 meeting, annual board member elections were held. The following are the results of the election:
PRESIDENT: Gordon Mast, 575-546-6171
VICE-PRESIDENT: Jim Yost
SECRETARY: Denise Scott
TREASURER: Sandy Yost
HISTORIAN: Nancy Grinnel
Everyone expressed thanks to the outgoing board, R.L. Curtain, Duke Maxwell, Jan Mentor, and Patsy Moyer for dedication over the past two years.
David Magee is no longer able to manage the website and a permanent replacement is needed. If you are interested or know someone please contact Gordon for further information.
The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Tea Party Patriots of Luna County is Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. at La Fonda Restaurant, 601 E. Pine, Deming NM.
Dinner is available for purchase prior to the meeting. Attendees planning to eat are encouraged to arrive between 4:30 and 5:00.
- Come and meet the newly elected Board.
- There will be a discussion for a family Tea Party Jamboree this spring/summer.
- The board is looking comments and suggestions about holding 2nd meeting each month in Columbus.
- Bring your ideas.