Fogbow Forum Converting to IP Board Software

The Fogbow Forum is outgrowing the forum software that it has been using since January 2009 when it was the Politijab Forum. Foggy is moving the Forum to IP Board software which should be better able to handle the large database (over 568,000 posts). The forum should be back up today. For updates follow @_foggy on Twitter.

I will update the article when the forum is back up. The address will remain

Update: The Fogbow is back up and running on the new software. There appears to be some tweaking needed to get everything working but I am sure Foggy and the gang will get it working. After all the old forum didn’t get where it was in a day.

Foggy and Dr. Ken will be answering your questions on IP Board tonight on a special edition of RC Radio at 8 PM EDT.

Foggy and Dr. Ken Answer Questions about IP Board

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Will Susan Daniels back up her claims?

susan-danielsI emailed Susan Daniels and offered her a chance to debate Frank Arduini (Historian Dude) on Reality Check Radio. The subject of the debate would be her claims that she has evidence that President Obama used a “stolen social security number” and that his selective service registration card, a copy of which was obtained via a FOIA request during the George W. Bush administration, is a forgery.

I sent the following email to Ms. Daniels yesterday:

Ms. Daniels

I previously offered you an interview on my radio program, Reality Check Radio. I would like to renew that offer with a chance to debate Frank Arduini (Historian Dude) as well. The debate would be structured with timed opening statements by each and timed periods for interrogatories. Time limits for each will be enforced as strictly as possible.  I suggest that it run for an hour to 1-1/4 hours with time for caller questions afterwards. The show would be two hours.

If you are interested I will arrange for a date and agreed upon conditions between Mr. Arduini and you.

I look forward to your response. I will also be posting this challenge on my blog.



I thought of the debate after reading Susan Daniels’ article on her losing court case filed in Ohio in 2012. She titled the article Politics: A Two-Headed Rattlesnake

She was not happy that the judge ignored her “evidence”:

I used to believe we had a two-party political system. I was delusional. I got a good smack of reality on September 4, 2012, as I stood in front of a Republican judge in a rural county of Ohio. The treatment would have been no different with a Democrat on the bench. I was there because I had filed a lawsuit against the Republican Ohio Secretary of State, John Husted, in an effort to keep Barack Obama off the ballot in November 2012.

There is a good reason why I filed it.

I believe that Barack Obama is a fraud and a liar. I am neither. I discovered the truth about Obama five years ago as I was investigating his questionable background for a client. I am a licensed private investigator in Ohio and have been for more than twenty years. Of the approximately eight hundred investigative companies here, a couple dozen are owned by women. I belong to that small group.

I also belong to the subsets that include widows, septuagenarians, mothers of seven, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, holders of master’s degrees, paralegals, notary publics, those of Irish ancestry and my favorite of all: certified write-in candidates for President of the United States. But I digress.

As a licensed investigator I have access to information that others don’t. As I began my investigation into the background of Barack Obama, I expected to find nothing. After all, he was already installed as president, even though never vetted by anyone.

Mr. Arduini schooled Susan in the comments on the article. This was the exchange:

susandanielspi HistorianDude

I have a copy of Chiang Kai-Shek’s birth certificate showing he was born in HI. I think we all know he was born in China.

HistorianDude susandanielspi

No you don’t.

You have a copy of Sun Yat-sen’s birth certificate. They are rather spectacularly two different people, and I dare say that confusing two different people just because they were both Chinese does not reflect well on your competence as a Private Investigator.

Sun Yat-sen’s certificate is the one I referred to as being issued 110 years ago. It was issued in 1904… at a time when birth certificates were not even required in the US. It was issued seven years before Hawaii passed what would turn out to be the most stringent requirements in the US for obtaining a birth certificate, and 55 years before Hawaii even became a State.

Because of one other key and obvious detail the certificate also fails to meet the State Department standards for proof of citizenship. It was not issued within one year of his birth (missing that hurdle by 28 years).

Donna Mohler’s claim was that “Back in 1959, 1960, 1961 ANYONE could get a B.C from Hawaii!” If you actually intend to defend her, a BC issued in 1904 misses by more than a half century.

I don’t expect to hear back from Ms. Daniels. Like all Birther investigators she knows she cannot defend her conclusions when challenged with facts. She instead wants to keep up the smear campaign against a President she dislikes and do it in controlled environments like Family Security Matters and with friendly Birther radio hosts like Peter Boyles. The last person she would wish to engage in debate is Frank Arduini.

The offer stands regardless. Will she go where no Birther dares to tread? Does she have the temerity to defend her claims? We shall see.

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Birthers are boring

Birthers are RetardedIn case you hadn’t noticed I haven’t had much to talk or write about lately. The Birthers just aren’t providing much material of late. Whatever happened to our weekly dose of “any day now” and “it’s coming in March” gushing from Carl Gallups on Fact Free Friday? We have been reduced to following the bumbling attempts of Mike Zullo as he tries to properly file papers for the Cold Case Posse with the Arizona Corporations Commission. Zullo at least temporarily seemed to have convinced the ACC to remove the delinquent status for the CCP but as several commenters at OCT pointed out the CCP is still not incompliance with the law because they are still listing the physical address of their new statutory agent as the Wells Fargo Building at 100 W. Washington St. in Phoenix where the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office rented a suite but hasn’t since last year. I have it on good authority that this deficiency in the latest filing has been communicated to the ACC.

It has been a month since Stephen Lemons (who was our guest on RC Radio) broke the news the Cold Case Posse and real deputies from the MCSO were working with scammer Dennis Montgomery of Seattle, Washington in an effort to dig up dirt on President Obama, Eric Holder and federal district court Judge Murray Snow. Snow is the judge who has been pissing in Sheriff Joe’s sandbox by appointing an observer to make sure the MCSO doesn’t further engage in their favorite pastime of racial profiling. Arapio didn’t deny any of Lemon’s claims when asked about Montgomery and neither did an angry Mike Zullo when Lemon’s called him. (Note to Steve: I could have told you Zullo is not a pleasant fellow to talk with on the phone.) The MCSO presumably at Arpaio’s direction has classified Montgomery as a confidential informant, which conveniently allows them to hide payments made to Montgomery out of RICO funds.

We also learned how Zullo and Arpaio hooked up with Montgomery. The connection appears to have been made through Jerome Corsi when Corsi was still working with Mike Zullo and the Cold Case Posse in 2012. WND publisher Joe Farrah and Corsi had run a number of articles accusing AG t Eric Holder of corruption in the handling of a Justice Department investigation following the bankruptcy the Yellowstone Club resort in Montana owned by Tim Blixseth. Dennis Montgomery was also a partner. The WND articles accused Holder of intervening on behalf of Credit Suiise who was the holder of the mortgage Credit Suisse whom Blixseth and his attorney Mike Flynn thought should have been prosecuted. A former member of the CCP told RC Radio that he remembered attending a meeting in the summer of 2012 at the MCSO Headquarters with  Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Tim Blixseth, his attorney, and Mike Zullo. The meeting had been arranged by Jerome Corsi who did not attend. It is pretty easy to connect the dots that Blixseth would introduce the “super sleuth” and “software expert” Dennis Montgomery to Arpaio and Zullo. They formed a symbiotic relationship to go after their common enemies Eric Holder and President Obama.

Some have speculated that Doug Vogt might have been the one who introduced Montgomery to Zullo but the only evidence to support such a claim is the fact that Vogt lives in the same community as Montgomery and Vogt has had contact with Zullo about his crazy theory that Johanna Randolph and Miki Booth are complicity in the imaginary forgery of President Obama’s long form birth certificate. I find these arguments unpersuasive. The Blixseth – Montgomery connection makes a lot more sense. One can imagine Mike Zullo drooling when Blixseth told him that he knew this guy who claimed to have deciphered secret messages being sent over Al Jazeera’s cable channel to Al Qaeda operatives.

Regardless of how Montgomery was  introduced to Zullo and Arapio things have gone very quiet since Lemon’s article ran on June 4th. Zullo hasn’t called into Gallups show and Gallups has stopped promising the universe would be shattered any day, month year from now. Gallups only mention of the article came when someone named Bob asked him about it on his show the following Friday:

Gallups instead of denying the veracity of the article launched into an attack on the Phoenix New Times as a “free rag sold in bus stations” and accused them of “promoting homosexuality”. When I played this clip fro Stephen Lemons when he was a guest on RC Radio on June he thought it was hilarious. Lemon’s story is well written and thoroughly sourced. These are concepts with which Carl Gallups is not familiar.

In other news that isn’t we have barely heard from Mike Volin since his broadcasts in May from the epic fail known as Operation American Spring that ended with a Sunday prayer meeting attended by dozens. OAS is in shambles and we learned this week that its founder Harry Riley was calling it quits. Remember when Riley claimed that 30 million would march on Washington and Obama would be forced to resign? How did that work out?

Meanwhile we recently passed the one year anniversary of blogger NBC’s publication of his findings that he could recreate the anomalies questioned by the Birther examiners of the LFBC PDF by scanning a printed copy of the PDF on a Xerox WorkCentre office machine. One year later the theory stands and has not been refuted. None of the Cold Case Posse experts have published one word about the theory. Their silence speaks volumes.

Finally, there is poor deluded Walter Fitzpatrick. Walt was convicted on charges of aggravated perjury and extortion in McMinn County Tennessee last month. The charges were the result of his attempts to force his way in front of the McMinn County grand jury to bring charges against his personal enemy former Grand Jury Foreman Jeff Cunningham. Fitzpatrick was determined to have lied in a petition for a restraining order against Cunningham early this year. Of course Sharon Rondeau has written a series of follow-up whining deluded articles at her Post & Eamil blog behind a paywall and probably read by no more than a handful of  die-hard Birthers. Fitzpatrick and Rondeau have been told many times that Walt is wrong in his assertion that grand jury forepersons in Tennessee cannot be appointed to serve multiple terms. It appears Walt is willing to go to prison again rather than understand the law. His sentencing hearing is scheduled on August 19th before Judge Kerry Blackwood.

[7/20/2014 Edited to correct the location and attendees of the 2012 meeting between Arpaio, Zullo, and Tim Blixseth.]

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Correcting Kathy Weppner

Long time listeners of the show will remember when Kathy Weppner, a conservative talk show host from Buffalo, NY, was my guest on the show in 2010. Ms Weppner is running as a Republican for the House of Representatives in the 26th District of New York against incumbent Democratic Representative Brian Higgins. At the time Weppner hosted a show on WBEN called “Straight Talk”. I contacted her about coming on my show after I heard her conduct several interviews with Orly Taitz and do nothing but toss Orly soft ball questions. Ms Weppner bolted from the show after being questioned rather intensely by caller Georgetwon JD about the fact that Weppner was just repeating claims Olry Taitz had made in her lawsuits about how one could obtain a Hawaiian birth certificate without having been born there.

Ms Weppner was also completely wrong in her assertions that the “short form” birth certificate that President Obama had released in 2008 was not a valid birth certificate and could not be used for obtaining a passport. It was obvious that Weppner had accepted claims by Birthers like Orly Taitz without doing the least bit of fact checking.

When Weppner announced in March that she would run she began trying to scrub her Birther past from the Internet. However, some of her Birther past and inflammatory statements about gays and immigrants began to surface. In an article by reporter Jerry Zremski in the Buffalo News on March 22 some of the statements from her interview on my show were mentioned:

The research shows that Weppner took a keen interest in the “birther” movement, which raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States and, therefore, eligible to be president.

Weppner hosted Orly Taitz, one of the founders of the movement, on her radio show, and questioned the credibility of Obama’s birth certificate both on that show and on a 2010 Blog Talk Radio appearance in which Weppner said: “What Obama’s campaign has put out is not a birth certificate.”

Weppner was referring to a short-form birth certificate issued by the Hawaii Department of Health and released by Obama’s campaign in 2007. Obama later asked Hawaii for a copy of a longer version of his birth certificate and then posted it to the White House website in 2011 in hopes of quelling the controversy over his qualifications.

Asked about her involvement in the Birther movement and whether she still believes that Obama may not have been born in America, Weppner wrote: “That question has already been decided.”

Weppner was not happy with Zremski’s article and posted a rebuttal on her campaign web site. She also posted an email exchange she had with Zremski prior to the publication of the article. She claimed she was ambushed by me and that “I was asked to appear on the blog radio radio to explain how I was transformed from talk show caller to host”. She continues “My appearance ended after about 15 minutes when I hung up realizing that I had been deceived and the real purpose of the interview was to ambush me with controversy.

Either Ms Weppner has a poor memory or she remembered what she wanted to talk about not what I said was the purpose of the interview. I still have the email exchange that began with me contacting her via the contact from on her show page. This is what I wrote:

I heard your interesting interview with Dr. Taitz today. I do a Blog Talk Radio Show and you would make a very exciting guest for my show. The show runs on Tuesday night at 9 PM ET. If you are interested please reply via my email. I cover the eligibility question very extensively. Regards, RC

I presume that it was clear what I wanted to discuss on the interview. I never mentioned anything about her transition from talk show caller to host.

Just as Weppner was wrong about Hawaiian law and Hawaiian birth certificates she is wrong about her claim as to why she was invited on my show.

Here is the complete audio of the Reality Check Radio show with Kathy Weppner that aired on January 19, 2010:

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MCSO Public Information Officer Brian Lee May Have Helped Write “A Question of Eligibility ” eBook

Zullo ebook coerReality Check Radio has obtained a copy of the metadata from the Word version of the eBook authored by Jerome Corsi and Mike Zullo that was sold for profit on Amazon starting the same day as the first Cold Case Posse press conference on March 1, 2012. As can be seen in the screenshots of the metadata below the author is Brian Lee and the company is the Maricopa County Sheriff’s department. At that time Brian Lee was the Public Information Officer for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the MCSO.

Jerome Corsi is also listed as someone who edited the Word document. Mike Zullo, Corsi’s co-author is not listed in the metadata on this version.

Here is the metadata from Word and Windows:

Question of Eligibility Meta Data

Question of Eligibility Windows Meta

The possible participation of Lt. Lee in the writing of the book is more proof that Sheriff Arapio may not have been truthful when he claimed that no public funds were being used on the investigation into President Obama’s birth certificate.

Some questions that come to mind:

  • What was the extent of Lt. Lee’s participation?
  • Did he profit from the sale of the book?
  • What part of the book did Mike Zullo write if any?
  • Why was the MCSO contributing  to a book and allowing it to be written on county computers when it was for the benefit of private individuals? Why was a high ranking deputy involved?
  • Was this violation of MCSO guidelines that prohibit a work product from being sold for profit of individuals?

We know that Mike Zullo profited from the sale of “A Question of Eligibility”. He admitted this when confronted by reporters but rationalized that he had “given the money to his church”.

I will have more on Deputy Lee and the book in the next article.

Update: As a couple of folks have astutely pointed out Word metadata is not ironclad proof that Brian Lee was an author. We know that either Joe Arpaio or a spokesperson like Lt. Lee provided the forward to the eBook. His involvement may have been limited to that or loaning a computer to Mike Zullo. I believe my questions listed above are valid however. The fact remains that two Posse members, Mike Zullo and Jerome Corsi, sold and profited from selling the work product of the Cold Case Posse. This report could have been posted on the MSCO web site in five minutes if the goal was to “get the word out” as Arpaio has claimed.

Accordingly, I have changed the title to reflect the fact that the metadata alone is not conclusive that Deputy Lee was an author.


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It’s a twofer at the Supreme Court

supreme_court_buildingJust as we predicted the latest two Birther cases to make it to the Supreme Court have been denied. This morning the court published the list of cases considered at the conference held last Thursday and both Paige v Vermont and Vogt v The US Court Western District of Washington were on the denied list. Neither denial was at all surprising. All you had to do is look at the previous record established by Birthers (now 0 for over 225) and the cases themselves to figure out they were without merit.

The Paige v Vermont case was only notable because Brooke Paige was represented by none other than Birther Attorney Mario Apuzzo whom we have written about before. Apuzzo now adds to his perfect record of futility, which I previously documented in an article titled “Mario Apuzzo’s Amazing Birther Legal Adventures”.   Apuzzo’s record now stands at 0 for 11. If Mario stays true to form he will of course deny that this was a defeat because the court “didn’t hear the case on the merits”. However, the courts that have looked at Apuzzo’s flawed definition of natural born citizen have all said it was wrong. There is no evidence that any court including SCOTUS nor any serious constitutional scholar agrees with Apuzzo.

This case may have been Apuzzo’s last foray into the courts. While a few ballot challenge case appeals from 2012 challenges against Barack Obama are still percolating in the court system none look like ones Apuzzo would latch on like he did the Paige case in Vermont. Even though Apuzzo was not officially on the case at the lower court level Paige has written that he had assistance from Apuzzo with his unsuccessful challenge in state court.  Apuzzo seems to be running out of steam. He hasn’t written a new post in his blog in over 10 months and is only active in engaging the handful of commenters there. Of course Mr. Paige could always have Mario file the typical and pointless Birther Motion for Reconsideration that we have seen before.

I don’t need to write much about Vogt’s case since I wrote an extensive article on the case recently. See “The Strange Case of In re: Douglas Vogt” The only notable happening in the Supreme Court filing of this doomed case was that the court clerks would not allow Mr. Sibley to file Doug Vogt’s heretofore secret affidavit under seal so we got to see what innocent folks Doug Vogt accused of being complicit in forgery. Most of the names had already been guessed based on previous interviews and writings from Vogt. Miki Booth, the late Loretta Fuddy, Alvin Onaka, Kevin Davidson, and Johanna Ah’Nee Randolph were named by Vogt based on his delusional speculations that the Obama LFBC was a forgery.

What Vogt and his new found attorney Montgomery Blair Sibley will do is unknown but whatever it is we know it will be entertaining.

For completeness here are the updated SCOTUS Docket listings for both cases:

No. 13-1076
H. Brooke Paige, Petitioner
Vermont, et al.
Docketed: March 10, 2014
Lower Ct: Supreme Court of Vermont
Case Nos.: (2012-439)
Decision Date: October 18, 2013
Rehearing Denied: December 6, 2013

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 6 2014 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 9, 2014)
Mar 26 2014 Waiver of right of respondents Vermont, et al. to respond filed.
Apr 29 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 19 2014 Petition DENIED.

No. 13-1158
Douglas Vogt, Petitioner
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
Docketed: March 24, 2014
Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Case Nos.: (13-74137)
Decision Date: January 14, 2014

~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Mar 24 2014 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due April 23, 2014)
Mar 24 2014 Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari and for leave to file an affidavit under seal filed by petitioner.
Mar 26 2014 Motion DISTRIBUTED for Conference of April 18, 2014.
Apr 7 2014 Request for recusal received from petitioner.
Apr 21 2014 Motion to expedite consideration of the petition for a writ of certiorari and for leave to file an affidavit under seal DENIED.
Apr 23 2014 Waiver of right of respondent United States District Court for the Western District of Washington to respond filed.
Apr 29 2014 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of May 15, 2014.
May 19 2014 Petition DENIED.

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Will Birther Sarge Debate Frank Arduini?

Last night a Birther named “Sarge” popped into the RC Radio chat room late in the show and began pushing several oft debunked Birther memes that were quickly batted down by Dr. Ken, JTMunkus and others including yours truly. Sarge wouldn’t concede but rather kept changing the subject. The conversation carried on well past the end of the show.

After a bit I challenged Sarge to come on RC Radio and debate Frank Arduini. He accepted (as best I could figure out). I proposed using the same rules that were agreed to before when Frank was scheduled to to debate Scott Erlandson. Scott, as you may recall chickened out. The subject of the debate would be President Obama’s eligibility (I know the question has been well settled but it still should be fun).

Seriously, I will guarantee that if Sarge agrees he will have equal time in a structured and orderly debate format. I proposed that the debate be held on June 3 or June 10. If Sarge is game Frank is ready to go. Sarge even suggested a second debate on “identity fraud”. (I know, I know). We can do that too. If Sarge is really interested he needs to contact me via the contact page on this blog. Let’s get it on.

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