Is Queen of the Birfers Orly Taitz Orange County's First Known Enterovirus-68 Victim?
Orly Taitz claims she must wear a positive pressure oxygen machine mask like this.
Four sick children in Ventura and San Diego counties have been confirmed by state health officials to be the first Southern California victims of enterovirus-68, a rare respiratory virus. But could victim No. 5 reside right here in Orange County? Rancho Santa Margarita lawyer/dentist/real estate saleslady/"The Lucy Ricardo of Law"* Orly Taitz is not a child but, according to documents she filed in federal court in Texas, she likely contracted a respiratory infection from a kid in the country illegally. An this is based from a courtroom expert-for-hire who believes Taitz makes a great case for the spread of enterovirus-68 by border crossers.
Luuuuuucy, this is gonna take some 'splainin' ...
When we last caught up with the Queen of the Birfers--the birfers or birthers maintain Barack Obama is foreign born and thus ineligible to be president of the United States--she had been told by U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville that her lawsuit against Obama and others in the federal government over the "illegal" transportation of undocumented immigrants from South Texas to California and other states could proceed.
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The grounds of her original complaint was undocumented men, women and children spread infectious diseases like Ebola, but the judge ordered her to file an amended complaint that was less broad, telling her she had to show how she personally was harmed by moving immigrants around. And so, Taitz filed documents that claimed she had been sent immigrant children to treat at her dental practice, that they breathed on her and that she now suffers from respiratory concerns requiring use of a positive pressure oxygen machine.
Oh, wait, back up a step first. Taitz had batted about what Hanen said was required of her on her always-entertaining OrlyTaitzEsq.com. Her report drew this response that she posted on her site Sept. 11:
I have done a little research on the enterovirus outbreak. This strain of enterovirus (EV-D68) is uncommon. I believe that you have a good case to make that this outbreak is associated with the influx of illegal alien children.
The reason why I believe this stems from the unusual geographic distribution of the outbreaks of EV-D68 reported to the CDC. The 10 most affected states are Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky. It is unusual that these states run across the center of our country, and that the states on the border of Mexico are not reporting such an outbreak.
I believe that the border states have populations that already had been endemically exposed previously over time to EV-D68 from prior exposure to illegal aliens carrying this virus. This means that the new influx of illegal alien children did not cause any outbreaks of EV-D68 this year in states bordering Mexico, because those residents are already immune from past exposure to illegal aliens. However, I believe that this new massive influx of illegal alien children has been transported to the above listed states, and thus they have infected children who had never been exposed to EV-D68.
The children who are being hospitalized with acute EV-D68 infections are those who are especially susceptible to new infections due to their compromised health status from asthma, severe allergies or other underlying health condition. These children had never been exposed previously to such a large population of infected illegal alien children.
Just my thoughts.
Vera, as it turns out, is Ukiah epidemiologist Vera F. Dolan, who has built a nice niche career testifying in court in insurance underwriting cases. She's also obviously the perfect "expert" to lend credibility to Taitz's claim of being personally harmed physically from the movement of undocumented immigrants from South Texas to South County. And so, Taitz's amended complaint includes this affidavit from Dolan:
As an epidemiologist, I believe that Dr. Taitz's respiratory infection originated from close contact with infected patients who were sent for treatment to her office, in particular immigrants who were detained by the DHS without quarantine or medical treatment for existing communicable diseases and then transported to California. I believe that Dr. Taitz is in further imminent danger of similar additional infections from immigrant patients detained by the DHS without quarantine or medical treatment for existing communicable diseases.
Now, this might actually represent a knockout blow for Taitz the lawyer--if she'd included an affidavit from an actual physician who examined her in person and diagnosed her with enterovirus-68 or the less specific "respiratory infection" of Dolan's affidavit. Near as I can tell, the complaint includes no medical records at all.
Hey, since Taitz's suit is seeking the "emergency" quarantine of undocumented children because of the potential for the spread of disease, and ol' Orly contracted something from one of them, doesn't it stand to reason that she should be quarantined as well?
Then there is the logical question: If one dentist in southern Orange County contracted enterovirus-68 or some other respiratory infection treating children in the country illegally, why are there not outbreaks among the border agents and other folks who are exposed to these kids much more frequently?
Speaking of making no sense, Taitz's new, amended allegations now include defamation of her character. Taitz claims in her court papers that U.S. Border Patrol officer Ron Zermeno was pressured to sign an affidavit that was not true, and that the federal court docket had been manipulated to defame her before Hanen and to derail her case because she is a political activist and leader.
This concerns her original complaint stating that Zermeno had waived his right to avoid testifying in Texas because he works in California. Zermeno's affidavit claims he did not waive that right. Taitz now claims she has spoken with unnamed Border Patrol employees and others who claim Zermeno was forced to sign that affidavit.
"So, yet again, there was a case of manipulation, fraud and falsification of record by a John Doe/Jane Doe, employee of the court, which was done with the scope of hiding evidence, obstructing justice and defaming (the plaintiff)," Taitz wrote.
"It is widely believed that each District Court and each U.S. Attorney's office has individuals who are embedded in those offices and who are working for (National Security Agency) and FBI and not only gather information, but also tamper with records, similar to NSA tampering with phone records and e-mails, as reported by the federal whistle-blower Edward Snowden."
Can we send Taitz over to join Snowden? Er ... I mean ... Ms. T is seeking unspecified damages "for two counts of defamation" and a court order that the portion of the documentation that was apparently sealed be unsealed. The U.S. Attorney's office has until Oct. 13 to respond. Pray Orly's infected lungs hold out that long.
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