Skip to comments.The Island of Dr. Fukino - Bizarre Statements on Obama's origins
Posted on 07/29/2009 8:52:01 PM PDT by pissant
Back in October 2008, after the dreaded Constitutionalists began closing in on Obama's fraudulent Certification of Live Birth (COLB), out popped the Head of Hawaii's Dept of Health, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, a middle aged, balding, sturdy woman, to provide the first of two statements she would make in an attempt to tamp down the controversy.
"There have been numerous requests for Sen. Barack Hussein Obamas official birth certificate. State law (Hawaii Revised Statutes §338-18) prohibits the release of a certified birth certificate to persons who do not have a tangible interest in the vital record"
"Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawaii, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawaii State Department of Health has Sen. Obamas original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures."
But the controversy was NOT that Obama did not have an original birth certificate. The controversy was that he had not RELEASED it. The Constitutionalists and AfterBirthers both understood that the COLB scan Obama allegedly sent to leftwing organs FactCheck and DailyKos was at best a modern, computer generated summation document with limited info culled from a State database. Constitutionalists claimed it to a fraud, while AfterBirthers claimed it reflected reality.
Fukino's lawyer-produced statement gives the impression of legitimizing Obama's COLB, but it did not. She did not mention it, she did not verify its contents, but she did confirm they had the "original birth certificate" on file. Yet her non-statement had the AfterBirthers crowing, but the Constitutionalists knew they were being handed a line of nothingness, and continued to plow on.
Fast forward to late July of 2009. The Constitutionalists continued to hammer away, the AfterBirther leftie blogosphere continued to argue that "Obama already released his 'birth certificate", and the State Run Media (SRM) was content to ignore the situation altogether. They ignored it, because it made no sense to draw attention to the fact the lawsuits demanding Obama show his BC were continuing; and Obama was spending a kings ransom on high buck lawyers from Perkins Coie to suppress the release of his BC.
But 6 things happened that forced the SRM to get back into the game.
1) Rush Limbaugh was making more frequent jokes and statements regarding Obama not having produced a BC
2) One of Orly Taitz' lawsuits was given life by a federal judge.
3) The Constitutionalists were kicking the AfterBirthers butts in the blogosphere.
4) Lou Dobbs of CNN demanded Obama release the BC.
5) A case of a US soldier demanding Obama cough up his BC before he would deploy made the news.
6) A woman was taped at republican Mike Castles town hall meeting browbeating the hapless RINO. And the audience cheered her on. The tape went viral on Youtube
So suddenly one morning last week, America woke up to find a barrage of SRM articles condemning the "crazy", "nutty" Constitutionalists (who they call birthers) and proclaiming that the issue had been "settled" last year. They all used the same talking points, lifted right out of Media Matters or FactCheck. And every major SRM outlet particpated. It's almost as if Obama's marxist henchman David Axelrod had started another Astroturf project.But the Constitutionalists fought back, and exposed the gaping holes in the SRM's narrative. In the meantime, more republican house members were signing up as sponsors for a bill to make future presidential candidates cough up their BCs in order to make the ballot.
So in steps Dr. Fukino, once more. Another carefully crafted lawyer written statement was released on July 27, 2009. It reads:
"I, Dr. Chiyome Fukino, director of the Hawaii State Department of Health, have seen the original vital records maintained on file by the Hawaii State Department of Health verifying Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii and is a natural-born American citizen. I have nothing further to add to this statement or my original statement issued in October 2008 over eight months ago.
Once again, to the casual observer, this looks like a definitive statement that puts Obama in the free and clear. But note the lack of the words "birth certificate". Instead she uses the term vital records. Well, the darn COLB was a summation of vital records. Any family request to change Obama's birth from foreign or non-Hawaiian to Hawaiian would be part of the vital records. Any request to have Obama legally adopted would be part of the vital records. She also does not state that Obama IS Hawaiian born, she says the vital records she looked at say so, which could have been changed to reflect a request from the family, given the right circumstances. And I'll guarantee you that the vital records did not say he is a "natural born citizen", as Miss Fukino states. Miss Fukino is a medical doctor, and not a constitutional or immigration law scholar, and it is highly suspect that she would in include this in her statement. The smart money says an Obama lawyer helped her craft this slippery blurb.
It still stands that no HI gov't official, Miss Fukino included, has ever:
1) Verified that the COLB Obama presented via FactCheck and DailyKos is a valid document.
2) Verified that the information on the COLB is accurate.
3) Verified what information is on the original vault birth certificate.
4) Verified what, if any, changes were requested and accepted to Obama's vital records.
5) Verified who Obama's mother and father are.
6) Verified what hospital Obama was born in.
7) Verified who the attending doctor was for Obama's Birth.
So the beat goes on. Also, one has to wonder, since it is specifically against the law for an official to release information regarding Obama's birth certificate except to a legal family member, how this 2nd statement came about. It could very well be, she did not release any information from Obama's birth certificate at all.
Consider this little "nope, we can't do it" email from Dr. Fukino's spokesbabe Janice Okubo in response to a questions from the blogger that runs 24Ahead (I'm including his questions for clarity):
Here are the questions I sent them:
1. Did that statement (or any other official statement from the state government) confirm that Obama was born in Hawaii , as some have assumed?
2. Did that statement (or any other official statement from the state government) confirm that the certificate you have on file matches the one on Obama's website?
3. Is it illegal under Hawaii state law to confirm where Obama was born, or to confirm that the certificate you have on file matches the one on Obama's website?
And, here's the non-reply reply:
Dr. Fukino has said that her statement stands on its own, and she does not feel there is any need for further comment.
Hawaii State law protects the birth records of all individuals born in our state under all circumstances. State law prohibits the Department of Health from disclosing any information about a Hawaii vital record unless the requestor has a direct and tangible interest in the record. This includes verification of vital records and all the information contained in a record. Direct and tangible interest is determined by HRS §338-18(b).
For information on the law that governs vital records in the State of Hawaii , please refer to HRS §338 at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/hrscurrent/
Information on obtaining certified copies of vital records is available on the Hawaii DOH website at www.hawaii.gov/health
Hawaii State Department of Health
The plot only thickens my friends. We will get to the bottom of this fraudulence one way or another.
The mother likely requested the copies of the BCs to get them ready for registration for kindergarten.
Are they long form copies?
Yes. But they are negative copies (like my BC). Don't know why, but some jurisdictions seem to issue negative copies of documents.
Much thanks for the clarifications.
These are "photostats." Wiki, though it does show an example of a positive image, says:
Both Rectigraph and Photostat machines consisted of a large camera that photographed documents or papers and exposed an image directly onto rolls of sensitized photographic paper that were about 350 feet (110 m) long. A prism was placed in front of the lens to reverse the image. After a 10-second exposure, the paper was directed to developing and fixing baths, then either air- or machine-dried. The result was a negative print, which took about 2 minutes in total to produce, which could in turn be photographed to make any number of positive prints. [Emphasis added]
I've been around a long time, champ. There are definitely more apostrophes around now than when I was growing up.
Just because you may not have informed yourself on the subject does not make it gobbledygo'ok. I'm sincerely sorry your world has changed so dramatically as to add more apostrophes since you were growing up. It must be truly devastating. ;)
Seriously, though, the world is a smaller place and we are in contact on a daily basis with far more nationalities and cultures now than in the past. There's a strong chance when you see Hawai'i written in that manner that the writer is a native of the state. If you had grown up there, it would not seem strange at all to see both spellings.
Really. I guess you mean that figuratively. A "smaller place" with A LOT more apostrophes. For example, I never, ever saw a sign that said "PIG'S FOR SALE" until I grew up (and moved to Florida).
Apostrophes have gone "viral." You need to quit hiding from the truth.
That`s “because” of fr’e market competition — improved supply.
I guess you're right. Maybe we'll get a government mandated apostroph'e vaccine soon.
What he is referring to, though, is BCs issued in the period before Hawaii came under American rule, i.e., before 1898. One would have expected improvement in the record keeping at that point.
“Did you know? Obamas half sister, born in Indonesia, has a Hawaiian Certification of Live Birth”
Does it state as place of birth Hawaii, or Indonesia? If the former, your comment is irrelevant. If the latter, please provide evidence or link. My B.S. detector is going off full blast.
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