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Orly Taitz to Subpoena Pancake Painter

— By Stephanie Mencimer
| Wed Jun. 9, 2010 4:00 AM PDT

Just because she's spent the past few months campaigning to become California's next secretary of state doesn't mean that "birther" queen Dr. Orly Taitz has given up her many court battles seeking to prove that President Barack Obama is not an American citizen. On May 19, Taitz filed a "motion to reconsider" in her mostly failed lawsuit against Obama in DC federal court. And one basis for the motion was none other than a Mother Jones article! Yes, Taitz told the court that she has discovered new evidence of "intimidation and harassment" against her in my story on Dan Lacey, the Minnesota "Painter of Pancakes," who has painted some nude portraits of Taitz giving birth to a pancake.

Taitz told me in May that her opponents have sent copies of the painting to her children and family along with threatening emails in what she believes was an attempt to scare her into dropping her insurgent campaign to be the GOP's candidate for California's secretary of state. She suspects that one of Obama's powerful allies commissioned the painting. I asked Lacey about that and he was cagey on the subject. So Taitz wants to subpoena him to force him to out his benefactor. She writes:

"Recent article by Washington burro (sic) correspondent Stephanie Mencimer shows that “artist” Dan Lacey, who painted despicable art work series “Birther Orly Taitz”, showing Taitz nude, with her legs spread, giving birth and holding bloody placenta, which were sent to her children, posted on the Internet and a local paper, did not work on his own accord. Dan Lacey admitted, that he was commissioned, paid by someone to do this, it was a clear attempt to intimidate Taitz and pressure her to withdraw as a candidate...Lacey refused to provide the reporter Stephanie Mencimer with the name of the person who hired him, who paid him, however during the depositions and upon subpoena this information will be available and will be provided to the court. At this time Taitz cannot state with certainty who paid Dan Lacey, however it is common knowledge, that Billionaire George Soros, one of the biggest backers of Obama, through his organization, has commissioned numerous artists to promote Obama and denigrate his opponents and critics."

Lacey, for his part, has responded with a YouTube video in which he promises to reveal the identity of the "puppetmaster" behind the Pancake Birther series, pixel by pixel, as part of his new legal defense fundraising. He promises to enter the name of anyone who donates $2.37 to the defense fund into a drawing to win the new painting, which will be awarded at a "Colors of Orly" art show fundraiser in Minneapolis on July 4th.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 11:27 (seven years ago) Permalink

Dan, why are you on ALL of my favorite web forums? Here's $2.37 towards your defence.

Do you like my indifference curves? (Sanpaku), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit

goole, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

this guy's rubbish

conrad, Wednesday, 9 June 2010 17:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

On your say-so? Pardon me while I don't mistake you for Robert Hughes etc.

WHEN CROWS GO BAD (suzy), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

knew he had made it big time when he was mentioned on tosh.0

i don't always play indie, but when i do, i prefer xx (m bison), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

That is an awesome hat.

no turkey unless it's a club sandwich (polyphonic), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

Ha ha ha ha ha!

If the US had a dictator we'd call him coach (Michael White), Wednesday, 9 June 2010 18:22 (seven years ago) Permalink

"...using only these two hands. And whatever paints happened to be on sale that week at Michael's."


I DRIVE A PORSCHE! WHAT DO YOU DRIVE?! (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 10 June 2010 08:43 (seven years ago) Permalink

Thanks, guys.

Dan Lacey, Sunday, 13 June 2010 15:31 (seven years ago) Permalink


keep up the good fight! taking a step back, the combination of 1) a legal battle between one Taitz, who not only relentlessly presses forward on her absurd birther beliefs but is also somehow always on television and found some spare time to run for secretary of state, and Dan Lacey, renowned painter of, among other things, pancakes, with 2) a micro-transaction fundraising campaign based on a pixel-by-pixel reveal of the artist's greatest painting of all, titled TAITZ: The Naked Pancake mind is blown.

fuck it, we're going to Olive Garden® (Z S), Sunday, 13 June 2010 15:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

wait this is an actual real thing...?

oh my god

good luck, USA

Damn these skinny jeans' pockets. (HI DERE), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 17:16 (seven years ago) Permalink


If you happen to be in the Twin Cities area, I'll be having an Orly art show on the Fourth of July.

Dan Lacey, Thursday, 17 June 2010 14:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow - i don't check in on this thread for a while and all hell breaks loose! congrats on your newfound fame, Dan.

The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall, Thursday, 17 June 2010 17:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

BPancake Obama is awes.

I have been forks-style since day one (forksclovetofu), Friday, 18 June 2010 16:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Noble pancake painter-of-the-stars Dan Lacey is doing his part to assist poor incarcerated hero maniac flight attendant Steven Slater—through art. Proceeds from this majestic insta-painting all go to Steven. Plus, see how nice it looks? Bid now. [EBay]

Jaw dropping, thong dropping monster (kingfish), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 06:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I was thinking today that I should go back and get Dan to paint a portrait of my dog
I still have no face chase on my wall

8o---e*.\\\||///.*ə---o8 (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 06:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

Steven Slater is an American hero tbh

'ray Clamence (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 06:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

Such a dog portrait would be worthwhile

Jaw dropping, thong dropping monster (kingfish), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 06:58 (seven years ago) Permalink

what ever happened with the orly lady? was there more paintings of her? was the person who commissioned the paintings some big wig billionaire?

you doesn't hasta call me johnson (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 07:23 (seven years ago) Permalink

I said it was George Soros and I haven't heard from Orly since.

Yes, I would be honored to paint a portrait of your dog.

Dan Lacey, Sunday, 15 August 2010 05:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

she said you are clearly deranged, how does that make you feel deep down?

you doesn't hasta call me johnson (CaptainLorax), Sunday, 15 August 2010 06:52 (seven years ago) Permalink

I need to scrape some cash together and I'll get back to you Dan.

8o---e*.\\\||///.*ə---o8 (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 15 August 2010 14:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

No rush-

Dan Lacey, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 07:39 (seven years ago) Permalink


Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 07:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

These are male breasts and nipples, and therefore completely SFW-

Dan Lacey, Tuesday, 11 January 2011 08:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow dude.

predeep natsvitika (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:31 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey Dan, are you putting out a collection or coffee-table book of these?

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Tuesday, 11 January 2011 16:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Nice Gawker push today

publier les (suggest) bans de (Michael White), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 14:43 (six years ago) Permalink

i've missed dan

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 14:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Just thought about him the other day when Orly Taitz popped up in the news.

No mention of pancakes or Soros in this article. :|

kkvgz, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

Dan Lacey, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Oops. That last one was meant to be a link.

Dan Lacey, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh jesus can we get a NSFW warning up in here, I just clicked on that at work, fuck.

Rameses Street (Trayce), Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

...or yeah that'll work :)

Rameses Street (Trayce), Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:21 (six years ago) Permalink

I bet you don't miss me so much now.

Dan Lacey, Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:41 (six years ago) Permalink

no, the bachmann/gacy thing was nice

I'm a nerd and nerdy things happened (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 4 August 2011 04:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Linkified that last one.


L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Thursday, 4 August 2011 13:53 (six years ago) Permalink

or un-display-ified, whatever

hate doing edits in html so much

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Thursday, 4 August 2011 13:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I'm pretty happy with this new 'Casey' which I finished a few days ago; it started as a detailed acrylic which I re-painted with oil. It has a nice pasteled look-

In that Waterloo painting I purposefully placed the horizonline to evoke Dali. He used it quite a bit.

Dan Lacey, Thursday, 4 August 2011 20:10 (six years ago) Permalink

They are pancakes -

Dan Lacey, Saturday, 6 August 2011 03:41 (six years ago) Permalink

THAT'S Casey?! I thought it was Putin. Putin rubbin' them putins together, mashin' em all up.

Crazed Mister Handy (kingfish), Saturday, 6 August 2011 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

John Edwards's two-faced mug shot -

Dan Lacey, Saturday, 6 August 2011 21:07 (six years ago) Permalink

An unfinished painting of Rahm Emanuel getting sodomized by the Sears Tower.

This painting is NSFW

Otherwise, been painting a number of Amy Winehouses and other things-

Dan Lacey, Wednesday, 24 August 2011 22:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't care if I am at work. There was no way that I wasn't going to click on an image entitled "Rahm Emanuel Getting Sodomized by the Sears Tower"

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:59 (six years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Robocop With Breasts 9-11 Anniversary Painting - NSFW

Just to say, I don't consider this painting to be NSFW.

Dan Lacey, Sunday, 11 September 2011 10:08 (six years ago) Permalink

dat's edgy

conrad, Sunday, 11 September 2011 10:28 (six years ago) Permalink

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