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This may come as quite a shock, but there is no Joy in Vattelville, for Orly and Dean Haskins of Birthersummit.org are at odds.

Yes, Dean has had the veil of incompetence ripped from his eyes and he now sees Orly for what she is, and has called her out on it.

At issue are two dynamics concerning Orly Taitz I believe need to be addressed—namely, a lack of understanding of the law, and a megalomaniacal persona. As to the former, I am not a lawyer, I am a musician who sometimes writes personal commentary. I stepped away from my career some months ago for this initiative, and have not drawn a penny, personally, from the efforts of The Birther Summit. To understand Orly's lack of legal knowledge, I've had to do some research on my own—but that's something a lawyer is supposed to have done before bringing any action to court.

I think we have all been very forgiving of Orly's numerous legal "missteps" in the past, because we have all believed that she would eventually do something right, and our case would finally be "heard." I am now convinced that will never happen—at least not at the hand of Orly Taitz. Before you level your criticisms at me for being unfair in my evaluation, please consider some things.

Just as you likely did, I saw articles pop up across the internet proclaiming that a judge had issued a subpoena for Loretta Fuddy to appear in Georgia, and to bring certain documents with her, including Barack Obama's original birth certificate. I then saw articles stating, in no uncertain terms, that Barack Obama had been ordered by a judge to "stand trial" in Georgia, and that Orly Taitz was finally granted "discovery." Out of intense curiosity, I began looking seriously into these claims (something, I fear, many of us have been remiss at doing).

Here is what I discovered about those fantastic claims: none of them were actually true—at least, not in a legal sense. First, what has been repeatedly referred to as a "trial," will not be a trial, but an administrative hearing. Folks, it is being conducted by Georgia's Office of State Administrative Hearings. That should be the first clue about what will actually take place! The entire purpose of the hearing is for the administrative judge to make a recommendation to Georgia's Secretary of State, who is under no legal obligation to adhere to the judge's recommendation. Understanding, then, the purpose of this hearing, it is highly irregular that it is being treated as bigger than the OJ trial (which actually WAS a trial). I'm not suggesting that it is unimportant; it's just not what it's being deceptively spun to be.

This is not sitting well with Birthers. One, a "community activist" in Hawaii has requested that her name be removed from the site because he dared to question "Lady Liberty" and her legal acumen.

A "letter" showed up on Orly's site, that with even a cursory read outs itselas as written by Orly:

Mr Haskins:
Are you still heading the The Birther Summit? Your reply suggests
otherwise. My letter was sent to you in your capacity as a high
ranking official  of an Organization that is supposed to deal with the
eligibility issue. Your reply is a reaction of an angry man.
In any case, the issue here is not my activities, but yours (= your
organization). Therefore, your letter is very disappointing. You still
defend the headline of the grossly misleading ORYR posting, that  they
themselves corrected under pressure. And you still have to show what
you (= your organization) have done over the past three years on the
eligibility front (I am familiar with your Virginia project in
Hawaii).
Why don’t you post on your website a list of all the major activities
of your organization on the eligibility front so that we can clearly
see your track record and compare it with Orly’s?
Sincerely,
John Smith
PS: You should activate the “Comment” facility on your postings.
Orly's writing in her own defense and her "warning" to her sycophants to not donate to another birther cause speaks volumes.
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