Open Thread – Howling Hounds Edition

Content is hard to come by tonight so I thought I would create an open thread and briefly explain to you guys why I haven’t run the Arpaio investigation. I’ve been emailed every day multiple times asking me to post it, or why I haven’t.

It’s really simple. Nothing can be done about it except voting in November and it’s a loser issue just because it can’t be completely, beyond a shadow of a doubt, proven. Yes I know Arpaio’s guys reasonably proved that the last submitted birth certificate was a fake. Still, how do you prove he wasn’t born here? Even if the Supreme Court ruled that it was a complete fabrication and the Obama Administration failed to produce a legitimate version, Obama isn’t going to be impeached with Harry Reid protecting him in the Senate.

Bottom line is that it is a loser issue that isn’t worth the time of day this election cycle. And Arpaio’s investigation really isn’t helping the issue. We’ll kick Obama out in November and then we can investigate the crap out of him.

And now I present the piano playing hound:

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  • As long as we have an open thread.

    I saw a post on PowerLine on Harold Arlen’s birthday, which got me thinking about ‘Over the Rainbow’, which go me thinking about Judy Garland. I never really saw or heard her except in ‘The Wizard of Oz’, so I did some searching on youtube.

    I found this song from ‘A Star is Born’ and all I can say is wow, what a voice.

    • las1

      Oh America! Where have you gone? Please come back.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    I love Beagles! I have three of them myself! They used to say that Beagles were a dumb breed, but I know better 😉

  • K-Bob

    I think that was in ‘G’

    But these Avant-Garde jazz things are kind of hard to analyze.

    That cat was kinda different.

    • SpikeT

      That “cat” was much better than John Cage but waaay short of Bud Powell.

      • K-Bob

        Hahaha! Man, that is sooo right!

      • NYGino

        Waaaay different ends of the spectrum.

  • KenInMontana

    That hound should be a star!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On the other topic, while I agree with you Scoop, brace yourself for the onslaught. 😉

    • K-Bob

      I agree, too. We can dismiss impeachment right from the start, as Scoop says.

      But further, from watching Arizona, I’d say there’s little chance of successfully using the birth issue in a case involving eligibility for a state’s ballot. They seem real keen on the issue there, and on border issues, but something happens when it comes down to the moment of truth. And no other state seems even remotely close on either “citizenship” issue.

    • unclesamnephew

      do you mean that there is not reform to our health care system in “Obama-care”? i was thinking, ooops my fault

  • xam3991

    Since it’s an open thread we might as well get our last digs in at Romney before tomorrow’s slaughter.

    • FreeManWalking

      Here is another

      Weasel Zippers linked to this article on Politico.

      Green donors bet on Mitt Romney flip-flop.

      • 3seven77

        Willard’s never had a position he couldn’t change at a moment’s notice.

    • unclesamnephew

      but, Obama admitted that there wasn’t really shovel ready jobs. you did say dig?

    • las1

      You don’t keep hair like that by riding on a roof rack.

  • Mensaman62

    I was going to turn on MSNBC (not really) but I got more out of this video than I would have seen there. And yes the Arpaio thing is just a distraction.

  • GJPinks

    That’s a real bad cover of Elvis’s “Hound Dog”. As to the Birth Issue, you are correct. Let’s assume for the moment that O actually wasn’t born in the US or existing law ruling that having a father, not a US citizen and a subject of another country makes him “Not Natural Born”, by the time legal proceeding are finished, it would be late 2013.
    HOWEVER, should investigations throw enough doubt that 2 or 3 swing states were to block his candidacy, that would be a major ‘spanner in the wheel’
    I would love to see His Oneness defeated, followed by a complete investigation and all laws signed, nullified due to organized fraud.

  • I think the birth certificate issue actually helps Obama. So I agree it is a loser issue.

    • marketcomp

      When reviewing the evidence that Sheriff Joe Arpaio presented not only did he show the forgery of the birth certificate (BC). The Sheriff showed and proved the inconsistencies in the lettering of the BC, he showed how the dates on the certificate and the registrar signature on the BC was digitally placed on the BC which really just the dates and signature makes it a forgery. Sheriff Arpaio also showed the manipulation of the stamped year on the President’s selective service card showing how normally the year is four numbers for a specific year, but on the President’s card for his specific year has only two numbers. For example, 2008 normally is the normal stamp and on the President’s card the two numbers were 80, indicating 1980. This is not consistent. Moreover, when looking for the immigration records at the National Archives those records for specific dates in question were missing. So given this information it is difficult to understand how the media, specifically conservative media ignores this proof. But more importantly, what this tells me is that a number of people are willing to falsify documents for the President, and it is my belief that this, my friends, is why the smoking gun was created with this phony contraceptive issue targeting Rush Limbaugh. The President knew he was being investigated which shows that he and his cohorts created a smoking gun and all of the media took it including the conservative media. Also keeping in mind that it took him several months to produce a BC when Donald Trump was putting the pressure on. So it is my opinion that if the President, his supporters, and others will falsify documents and do something so despicable and contemptible as forging BC documents, selective service documents, and hiding National archive documents, in addition to creating smoking guns then he and his minions will do anything, and I mean anything to cheat and deceive to win this election.

      • wasn’t his mother an american citizen?

        • marketcomp

          While his mother is a US citizen with the forgery of the BC and the immigration documents missing indicates that the President was born in Kenya. Otherwise, why alter these documents? The Constitutution says that the President must be a natural born citizen and this would indicate not a natural born citizen.

        • SineWaveII

          Yes, and that’s what makes this whole thing a non-issue. It’s legal hair-splitting at best. Instead of focusing on making him ineligible, they should focus on the fraud itself. He’s the son of an American citizen, why does he keep lying about this? What is he really hiding?

  • toongoon

    Better than listening to Pelosi at AIPAC.

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Since this is an Open Thread, I will go a bit off topic. I’ve been praying for our nation daily, realizing that many have forsaken God and His ways and thus, we are in the shape we’re in. However there are still many righteous, God-fearing, God-loving Americans who get shouted down routinely. I remembered a passage in the Bible where Abraham pleads to the Lord that if there are 50 righteous men, the would He save the city. This is one of many passages that we can pray to the Lord. Check out Genesis 18:22-32. Just asking my Scoop peeps to pray with me. That’s really the only way our nation will be righted – by His will.

    Thanks for the opportunity to post it. 🙂

    • Is_Sense_Common

      BTW – I’m loving the pooch! He’s very talented. 🙂

    • Open thread means there is no topic. Thus you can’t go ‘off topic’ 🙂

      • Is_Sense_Common

        Well then – how ’bout them Hoosiers? (the basketball team, that is…) haha

    • Mensaman62

      “And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake” ….10% He will not forsake us…God Bless America!

  • odin147

    i would vote for this dog over obummer

    • SineWaveII

      Naww he’s no Hank the cat.

      Hank the Cat for president in 2012

  • RefudiateObama2012

    Since you said the pickings are slim, did you miss this?

  • Publis Smith

    Haha! Nice. Best news all day. This might have snapped me out of my, “how the hell did we get to talking about birth control?” funk.

    I like the dog’s song:

    I had a bone

    Kept it in my home

    It was tasty and good

    Life could be like it should

    But now it’s gone

    Gone away

    This morning I woke up

    And had to say…..

    I got the President blues

    Yes those President blues

    When the things that make you happy go

    You got the President blues…

    • NYGino

      Sounds Muddy Waterish. And that’s a good thing.

  • I speak dog and that dog is playing for NEWT.

    Newt 2012

    • 3boojums

      you are correct sir. but do you know if he has any baggage ?

      • Every dog has had it’s day

  • BIBI should be speaking soon. Got to have video of that.

  • toongoon
    • BIBI for POTUS

    • Mensaman62

      Thanks for the link…listening now…

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    What about Andrew Breitbart’s new site and the 1st of his series of articles on vetting Obama, which was written and ready to go before his death. I thought there was a lot within that article we could be talking about.

    P.S. I’m watching The Voice as I’m sitting here. Perhaps the dog could try out next year.

    • 3seven77

      I read that article. Did you notice that on the poster obama’s first name was “Baraka”? Wonder what that’s about? Doesn’t seem likely that it would be a misspelling on a poster to be publicly displayed.

      • Is_Sense_Common

        Somehow we have managed to elect the most unknowable man in American history. And what’s even more frightening is that there’s a decent chance he’ll get elected again. What. The. Heck…

  • leel004

    Thanks Scoop, I needed a break from reality ! Aloha and God bless

  • MaxineCA

    I posted this late one night, and I’m sure by the next morning we were all off and running. It tickled my funny bone. Hope it brings a smile to your faces.

    • Cindy09

      Hilarious!! 🙂

    • Mensaman62

      It did, TY Maxine.

    • Lol mooooooove!

      • MaxineCA

        mooooooove! Now THAT was a good one!

    • 3seven77

      I love cows! That was fun!

      Reminds me of the time I rolled an old car tire down the hill in my horses’ paddock. They chased after it the same way. The tire had been laying in their paddock for ages, I used it to hold those flat feeder pans, so you’d have thought they would be used to it. But it was a whole new deal for them once it was “up and running”!

    • Patriot077

      Loved this! Makes me wish my sister and I had a cow car back in the day when we had to herd the cattle on unfenced pasture land … lots of long, hard running on foot when some of them broke away.

  • Asian_chic

    How to avoid talking to people. I’ve used it before. lol

    • Mensaman62

      I was gonna click off early on in the video but it was LOL

    • poljunkie

      “…just throw ’em the face…” oh that was funny. So glad I clicked.

  • sjmom

    There are so many things to impeach Obama for the birth certificate is only one. How about bypassing Congress on appts?

    The howling hound was a hoot, but he’s the first pianist I’ve seen who also licks the keys as well as playing them. LOL.

    • SineWaveII

      That shows he’s out there on the edge.. Like Jimi Hendrix playing guitar with his teeth. People didn’t get Hendrix at first either but trust me in five or six years this hound is going to be the hottest thing out there.

  • i just don’t see it the same way, if real proof comes forth why is that a bad thing? why ignore it? make the case if there is proof!…i feel we to need to stop being scared, we need to stop being michael medved/john mccain like. if it’s unfounded, i agree…nonstarter. the goal however isn’t to impeach obama by looking into this, it’s to put a devastating chink in his armor and further expose him as a liar and a fraud. As far as Trump took the issue, in the end he still hinted at a forgery even after obama gave into Trumps pressure (there is no denying it was damaging to obama, is why he finally came out with it)…if overwhelming sound evidence convinced trump to use his megaphone again, i see it as more harmful for obama, not the republican party. i would concede that it’s not a fight for our candidate to take up but if a fearless, convincing voice made the case with real evidence, i would welcome it. Scoop thanks for this blog! it’s now my second stop behind Drudge. keep up the great work.

  • MaxineCA

    WOW, PM Netanyahu’s speech was awesome. Hopefully Scoop will post it tomorrow for those who missed it.

    • toongoon

      Yes. Excellent speech.

    • PVG

      It was a brilliant speech, forceful, funny, and sincere! A speech, the likes of which BO is incapable of delivering.

  • las1

    Ok… I got through those 48 seconds. I love dogs, but I’ll NEVER get those 48 seconds back… N E V E R…. E V E R

  • Open thread? WTH…………..

    • MaxineCA

      That is excellent! The entire time I listened to Netanyahu tonight I kept thinking about great it would be to have a strong president we could be proud of and of course Newt is my guy who has it all.

      Gosh, I hope Newt can use this or it can at least go viral.

      Thanks for sharing.

      • NYGino

        MaxineCA, too bad you didn’t have the privilege of having Ronald Reagan as your President.

        • MaxineCA

          Oh, but I did. My favorite presidents growing up were JFK & Reagan.

          JFK (that was long before the scandals or I was too young to know) when he said “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” And the idea of putting a man on the moon was so inspiring, and we did it.

          I remember having to do air raid drills, going to the basement or duck and cover in school. Those were very scary times.

          Reagan was inspirational as well. We all grew up patriotic and he made us so proud to be Americans. When he said “tear down that wall” we all were so proud of his strength and knew we would be safe under his leadership.

          The only news we got was 1/2 hour of network nightly news that we watched on our small black & white TV. But we were ALWAYS proud Americans.

          How the world has changed in my lifetime. At this point the only candidate that inspires me and I believe can bring our country back is Newt. The others are just more of the same old politics. Unfortunately we live in a much more dangerous world than when I was growing up. Duck & cover isn’t going to save us.

          • kong1967

            Lol, just listening to you is inspiring. I agree about Romney and Santorum. They don’t inspire me whatsoever. I love how Newt debates, but I’m having trouble getting over a few things. I’m starting to hope that he picks up some votes today. He may have a few things I’m worried about, such as being unpredicable where he’s going to land on various issues, but he is the only one that will torch Obama in the debates.

    • sandynsavannah

      Thank you for posting this

      Two hours after I am sworn in as President and by the time obama lands in Chicago I will have 40% of obama’s government dismantled-Newt Gingrich
      Praise God…… PRAISE GOD!!!

    • 3seven77

      I loved the shot of Callista looking at Newt while he’s speaking. She looks like a woman who loves and respects her husband and is very proud of him. Nice.

    • kong1967

      Good video. That one quote makes me want to move back into Newt’s corner and forget about the problems I have with him. Within two hours he’ll have 40% of Obama’s government dismantled.

      It’s nice to see a positive ad, although this is not technically an ad. All of this negative campaigning has made me hate all the candidates….and I’m basically taking it out on everyone here. Sorry everyone.

  • SineWaveII

    Sign that dog to a 3 record contract immediately

  • Karl Rogue

    man I love my beagle. she can sing!
    Never tried her on the piano, however.

  • John_Frank

    Sheriff Arpaio said that based on the investigation, he had cause to believe that:

    – the long form birth certificate produced by the White House was a fraud; and,

    – Obama’s selective service card was a fraud.

    These findings and the missing INS microfilm records raise a number of questions, which beg for further inquiries, but they do not go to the question is Obama eligible to be President.

    On the issue of removal, the correct process is not impeachment, unless it is shown that Obama committed fraud (aka high crimes), but rather a quo warranto application to the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.

    Quo Warranto is a civil remedy which allows the Court to remove someone from office who has usurped the position.

    The reason you bring the application in the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. is that is the Court which has jurisdiction under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

    The application is either brought by the sitting District Attorney (which will not happen as long as Obama is in office), or alternatively by a person with direct interest, such as members of the military.

    Unfortunately, the senior members of the military are unlikely to join in such an application.

    What is left?

    Have the House hold a bi-partisan hearing and follow up on Arpaio’s investigation. Not likely, given the reluctance of the GOP to tackle the issue.

    Have the FBI open a criminal investigation. Apparently a criminal complaint was filed sometime ago and nothing further has been heard.

    Have Sheriff Arpaio proceed with a criminal investigation. Not sure. He might do that, but he has to be concerned about the cost.

    Challenge Obama’s eligibility to be placed on the ballot in the various States.

    Yes, the evidence produced by Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation can be used to say, the documents that Obama is producing to support his birth claim are forged and therefore we have no legal proof that he was born in Hawaii.

    In the alternative argue, even if we concede that Obama can prove he was born in Hawaii, which we are not prepared to admit, that fact alone does not mean he is a natural born citizen as required under the Constitution because at the time of birth, his father was a British subject, so making Obama a British subject and so not a natural born citizen, because he was subject to foreign allegiances.

    Unfortunately, this approach was set back with the recent administrative Judge’s ruling in Georgia, which happened before the results of Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation was revealed.

    The administrative judge rejected the charge that Obama could not legally prove he was born in Hawaii, because the experts called to testify were not properly qualified by the attorney who presented that aspect of the case.

    On the issue of whether Obama is a natural born citizen, the administrative judge relied on an earlier ruling out of the Indiana Supreme Court of Appeals, that many believe misinterpreted the applicable Supreme Court decisions.

    The decision by the administrative Judge is being appealed. It will be interesting to see how the case unfolds.

    In the interim, hopefully there will be further challenges to Obama’s eligibility to be placed on the ballot.

    All that written, one of the benefits of Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation is that it arguably fuels the anger and upset with Obama, which will hopefully benefit the Republican nominee in November (no matter who that person may be) in defeating Obama at the polls.

    • kong1967

      You said that forging his selective service card and birth certificate doesn’t say anything about his eligibility to be President. In my opinion, the fact that he would falsify his citizenship records to become President makes him impeachable. He committed a criminal act to get into office. Without those forged records he would not have been able to get into the Oval Office because it is not our job to prove that he’s not eligable. It’s his job to prove that he is…with real (unforged) documents.

      • John_Frank

        I did not say that Obama forged his selective service card and birth certificate.

        I wrote that the Sheriff had probable cause to believe that:

        – the long form birth certificate produced by the White House was a fraud; and

        – Obama’s selective service card was a fraud.

        In his press conference, the Sheriff made it clear that he was not saying Obama had done anything wrong.

        • kong1967

          Ok, but if they prove the documents to be forged by anyone, it is impossible for Obama not to be involved. If he doesn’t have them and someone presents these on his behalf, he knows they are forged. If he has those documents and just hasn’t presented them, when someone presented these forged documents he would also know they were forged. In either scenario, Obama would know they were forged.

          This is IF they ever prove they are forged and not just suspected.

  • You are wrong. It is not a loser issue, and Arpaio’s investigation most certainly is helping the issue. You have established a false dichotomy by defining ‘winning’ only in terms of proving Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.

    The investigation helps by providing evidence (even if it may not constitute proof) against Obama’s citizenship, of subterfuge, and even of conspiracy in some instances. The investigation draws media attention (admittedly less than if he were Republican) to legitimate questions and very suspicious events and circumstances. If nothing else, the questions raised by the investigation –even the unanswerable ones– serve to introduce doubt into people’s minds about Obama’s authenticity, and will contribute to his defeat.

    • kong1967

      This is a tough one. I want to agree with you but when anyone even mentioned Obama’s birth certificate in the past they were labeled a nut job and marginalized. Could it make the Independents want to distance themselves from the party being marginalized? It will definitely take the topic away from the issues involving Obama bringing this country down. The focus will be on the “nut job” conservatives being laughed at (no matter how credible the evidence is). People that want this information are going to vote against him anyway.

      I’m not saying you are wrong, by the way. I’m just speculating.

  • JoelDick

    Ooo! Open thread!

    Obama’s a dog!

    And now I present to you a piano playing hound.

  • My Chihuahua thought that was an amazing display of talent.

  • 3seven77

    That pup is way better than Snoop Dog, that’s for sure.

  • wodiej

    LOL…dog playing the piano…too funny. I understand not focusing on the ineligibility of Obama. It’s an elephant in the room but nothing is going to be done about it. It shows the stupidity of Americans who voted for him.

  • wodiej

    Gingrich debates Obama

  • wodiej
  • wodiej
    • Been_There_BT

      Good interview, thanks for link:)

  • wodiej
  • Been_There_BT

    Well, after my dogs watched this video, they turned to me and said, “Yea so, but can that dog hunt?”

    It takes a lot to impress terriers!

  • ApplePie101

    Even if it were proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama was born in a foreign country, then what? With his gangster administration, a spineless congress, and a population stuck in a victim mentality rut, who’s going to enforce the law of the constitution?

  • Sober_Thinking

    Good point Scoop.

    But if this lying you-know-what is indeed not a citizen, then the consequences should be immediate and very severe – for all concerned.

  • MiketheMarine

    I disagree, Scoop. Whether he was born in Hawaii or not is irrellevant. His father was not a US citizen and his mother moved out of the US before satisfying the requirement that she and the baby live 10 consecutive years in the US to earn Natural Born Citizen status.

    • this !
      when a candidate publicly states he is a dual citizen and nobody listens we have huge issues.

      • MiketheMarine

        That is exactly my point. He is either eligible or not and we DO have laws, damn it. Don’t tell me it doesn’t matter or to just get over it. The DNC has broken the law and violated the Constitution and it is somebodies job to enforce this stuff.

        • KenInMontana

          The problem is that while the House could issue (or pass) the articles, he would be tried in the Senate. I think we can all pretty much safely conclude how that will turn out. The best we could hope for would be for him to be charged and tried once he is out of the Whitehouse.

          • MiketheMarine

            Let’s not forget that the first law broken was the DNC, who did not vet him or did and didn’t care. The two people responsible for this the most is Nazi Piglosi and Dementia Reid, taking Harry out of his leadership role since he is the accused.

  • virginiagentleman1

    Scoop, I have an idea for a filler on those slow news nights. While I love your howling hounds segment, perhaps you could consider a filler with Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Durban, Watters, etc…….It would be called, ” The Braying A$$es”! Whatcha think?

  • Even if the Supreme Court ruled that it was a complete fabrication and the Obama Administration failed to produce a legitimate version, Obama isn’t going to be impeached with Harry Reid protecting him in the Senate.

    Bottom line is that it is a loser issue that isn’t worth the time of day this election cycle. And Arpaio’s investigation really isn’t helping the issue

    this has been the issue all along, apathy, cowardliness, and lip service to the Constitution.

    anyone ever think that people willing to take the abuse, and there has been a lot, may have prevented this from happening again?
    nah easier to ridicule and laugh off the fear. and rome has burned.

  • veek46

    The beagle knows how to get to Carnegie Hall; PRACTICE.

  • NJK

    That’s funny. Does he do this in the middle of the night?

    Did you ever see Nora, the piano playing cat? “Meozart”

  • MiketheMarine

    as posted at WND:

    “President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate released by the White House on April 27, 2011, is suspected to be a computer-generated forgery, not a scan of an original 1961 paper document as represented by the White House when the long-form birth certificate was made public,” Arizona’s Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said at a press conference today in Phoenix.

    This is the major preliminary finding of a six-month ongoing Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse law enforcement investigation into the authenticity of Obama’s birth certificate and his eligibility to be president.

    Having developed probable cause to believe the long-form birth certificate was most likely a computer-generated forgery, investigators began examining other evidence of President Obama’s life history.

    Investigators additionally have developed credible evidence suggesting:

    • President Obama’s Selective Service card was most likely a forgery, revealed by an examination of the postal date stamp on the document;

    • Records of Immigration and Naturalization Service cards filled out by airplane passengers arriving on international flights originating outside the United States in the month of August 1961, examined at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., are missing records for the week of President Obama’s birth, including the dates Aug. 1, 1961 through Aug. 7, 1961.

    Beginning in October 2011, the Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse, consisting of former law enforcement officers and lawyers with law enforcement experience, examined dozens of witnesses and hundreds of documents, as well as taking numerous sworn statements from witnesses around the world.

    In August 2011, 250 members of the Surprise, Arizona, Tea Party, residents of Maricopa County, presented a signed petition asking Sheriff Arpaio to undertake the investigation.

    The Tea Party members petitioned under the premise that if a forged birth certificate was utilized to obtain a position for Barack Obama on the 2012 Arizona presidential ballot, their rights as Maricopa County voters could be compromised.

    The Cold Case investigators further determined that the Hawaii Department of Health has engaged in what Sheriff’s investigators believe is a systematic effort to hide from public inspection whatever original 1961 birth records the Hawaii Department of Health may have in their possession.

    “Officers of the Hawaii Department of Health and various elected Hawaiian public officials may have intentionally obscured 1961 birth records and procedures, to avoid having to release to public inspection and to the examination of court-authorized forensic examiners any original Obama 1961 birth records the Hawaii Department of Health may or may not have,” said Mike Zullo, the lead investigator in Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse.

    The Cold Case investigators have not yet determined who, when, or precisely how the long-form computer-generated birth certificate released on April 27 may have been forged, but investigators say the evidence contained in the computer-generated PDF file released by the White House as well as important deficiencies in the Hawaii process of certifying the long-form birth certificate establish probable cause that a forgery has been committed.

    The Cold Case Posse investigators advised Sheriff Arpaio that the forgers most likely committed two crimes: first, in fraudulently creating a forgery that the White House characterized, knowingly or unknowingly, as an officially produced governmental birth record; and second, in fraudulently presenting to the residents of Maricopa County and to the American public at large a forgery the White House represented as “proof positive” of President Obama’s authentic 1961 Hawaii long-form birth certificate.

    “A continuing investigation is needed to identify the identity of the person or persons involved in creating the alleged birth certificate forgery, and to determine who, if anyone, in the White House or the state of Hawaii may have authorized the forgery,” Arpaio said.

    Among the evidence released at the press conference were five videos the Cold Case Posse produced to demonstrate why the Obama long-form birth certificate is suspected to be a computer-generated forgery.

    The videos consisted of step-by-step computer demonstrations using a control document.

    The videos were designed to display the testing used by the investigators to examine various claims made by supporters of the April 27 document.

    The videos illustrate point-by-point the investigators’ conclusion that the features and anomalies observed on the Obama long-form birth certificate were inconsistent with features produced when a paper document is scanned, even if the scan of the paper document had been enhanced by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and optimized.

    Additionally, the videos demonstrated that the Hawaii Department of Health Registrar’s name stamp and the Registrar’s date stamp were computer-generated images imported into an electronic document, as opposed to actual rubber stamp imprints inked by hand or machine onto a paper document.

    “That we were able to cast reasonable suspicions on the authenticity of the Registrar stamps was especially disturbing, since these stamp imprints are designed to provide government authentication to the document itself,” Zullo said, stressing that if the Registrar stamps are forgeries, the document itself is likely a forgery.

    The investigators also chronicled a series of inconsistent and misleading representations that various Hawaii government officials have made over the past five years regarding what, if any, original birth records are held by the Hawaii Department of Health.

    “As I said at the beginning of the investigation,” Arpaio said, “the president can put all this to rest quite easily. All he has to do is demand the Hawaii Department of Health release to the American public and to a panel of certified court-authorized forensic examiners all original 1961 paper, microfilm, and computer birth records the Hawaii Department of Health has in its possession.”

    Arpaio further stressed the Hawaii Department of Health needs to provide, as part of the full disclosure, evidence regarding the chain of custody of all Obama birth records, including paper, microfilm, and electronic records, in order to eliminate the possibility that a forger or forgers may have tampered with the birth records.

    Arpaio went on to say the President should also authorize Kapiolani Hospital, the birth hospital listed on the Obama long-form birth certificate, to release any and all hospital patient records for Stanley Ann Dunham Obama, his mother, and for the newly born Barack Obama, in order to provide additional corroboration for the original 1961 birth records held in the Hawaii Department of Health vault.

    “Absent the authentic Hawaii Department of Health 1961 birth records for Barack Obama, there is no other credible proof supporting the idea or belief that President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, as he and the White House have consistently asserted,” Zullo said.

    “In fact, absent the authentication of Hawaii Department of Health 1961 birth records for Barack Obama, there is no other proof he was born anywhere within the United States.”

    Arpaio concluded the press conference by suggesting a congressional investigation might be warranted and asked that any other law enforcement agency with information referencing this investigation be forwarded to his office.