William (aka Bill the Godfather)

William (aka Bill the Godfather)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Military Court sentences "birther"

More news from the lunatic fringe...
FORT MEADE, Maryland — An Army doctor who disobeyed orders to deploy to Afghanistan because he questioned President Barack Obama's eligibility to be commander in chief has been sentenced to six months in a military prison and will be dismissed from the Army.

A military jury sentenced Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin on Thursday after three days of court-martial proceedings.

Before sentencing, Lakin had been found guilty of missing a flight that would have gotten him to his eventual deployment.

He also pleaded guilty to disobeying orders to meet with a superior and to report to deploy to Afghanistan.

Besides his sentence, Lakin will pay a potentially heavy financial price.

At 18 years in the Army he was two years short of retirement, which over the course of a lifetime could have added up to an estimated $2 million in retirement pay and benefits, according to NBC News.

In videos posted on YouTube earlier this year, Lakin aligned himself with the so-called "birther" movement, which questions whether Obama is a natural-born citizen as the U.S. Constitution requires for presidents.
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It appears that the courts are becoming less tolerant of these moonbats.

3 comments:

LV said...

This action doesn't tell us anything about "the courts." This was a military court; as a member of the military, he was sworn to obey orders, etc. They were probably not all that concerned with his reasoning. As a civilian, he would've been free to hold any opinion he wished, moonbatty or not.

DNY said...

I think the appropriate term of abuse for rightists who are a bit off the deep-end is "wingnuts".

"Moonbats" are leftists who are a bit off the deep-end.

David said...

You have no idea the filings, complaints, etc., that pour into the Calif. AG's office. I had several boxes asking for the CA AG to become a Real Party of Interest in a Habeas Corpus filing by birthers. It is so politically charged I was instructed to bring the request straight to the AG's office himself rather than a deputy AG. Maybe AG/Gov elect Brown was just trying to bury the heaps of evidence in the boxes so they can say they never received such request.