You gotta love the American judicial system. Sometimes, boy, they get it just right:
Orly Taitz, the southern California dentist/lawyer who has filed numerous suits challenging President Obama's citizenship, yesterday was fined $20,000 by a federal judge in Georgia for using the courts "as a platform for a political agenda disconnected from any legitimate legal cause of action."
So one of these "birther" nuts is finally handed a fine for abusing the law. Beautiful. But it gets better:
The penalty was double what [Judge Clay] Land had been contemplating and merited a footnote indicating that it was the first time he could recall fining a lawyer without being asked to do so by a complaining party.
Catch that? The judge didn't respond to a complaint about the lawyer. He just got pissed off and fined the sucker. More:
In an added rebuke, Land ordered a prosecutor to look into whether Taitz's fine
could be directed to the National Infantry Foundation at Ft. Benning, Georgia,
"which has as part of its mission the recognition of our brave soldiers who do
their duty regardless of the personal sacrifice required and their own personal
Ha! So - adding insult to injury - the money will go to the troops. Boo-yah!
Who is Taitz, you ask?
Taitz, of Mission Viejo, Calif, is among the highest profile birthers, a persistent, noisy and thoroughly discredited subculture of conservatives who believe Obama is ineligible to be president by virtue of circumstances connected to his birth.
Hey, Orly- you ever get in trouble over this sort of thing before?
A day after telling a political blog that the federal judge who threw out her
case was corrupt and might merit a trial for treason, leading Obama birther Orly
Taitz was slapped with a California Bar complaint alleging professional
Yoicks! Keep it up, Taitz! You're doing a heckuva job!
No matter what happens for the rest of the day, this will doubtless be my favorite story.