Somebody fire the bile-powered birther-conspiracy piston engine back up. The sheeple must be warned!

When a Cessna carrying nine people crashed in the ocean near the Hawaiian island of Molokai yesterday, there was a single fatality: Loretta Fuddy, 65, since 2011 the health director of the state of Hawaii.

It was Fuddy who in 2011 "verified the authenticity of certified copies of President Barack Obama's birth certificate, proving that he had been born in Hawaii," according to the USA Today. She mailed Obama the verified copies of his birth records in late April of that year, just days before the president released them to the public.

"We hope that issuing you these copies of your original Certificate of Live Birth will end the numerous inquiries received by the Hawaii Department of Health to produce this document," she wrote him. "Such inquiries have been disruptive to staff operations and have strained State resources."

The birther world, predictably, is freaking out. Grand matriarch of the nutters Orly Taitz, who's embroiled in multiple birther-related lawsuits, put out a bizarrely formatted statement on her site:

Attorney Taitz calls on 8 courts and judges who received her cases to rule expeditiously on the merits and review the evidence of forgery and theft in Obama's IDs before more people die in strange accidents.

And so forth among commenters in other ill-lit back alleys of the birther dystopia:

★FALCON★ : No surprises there. Sometimes conspiracies are real – especially when Democrats are involved. In my opinion, this is the type of thing that will bring out even more people who will look into the Obama criminal empire … There is no such thing as coincidences.

Ed K: It would be interesting to know what kind of computer/file/email cleanup occurred in the last few hours as people mourn her death. same crew as the passport office cleanup, most likely...

thinkwell : Fuddy was involved up to her prematurely dead eyeballs in aka obama's identity crimes

Somehow, this is all eventually gonna point back to that sign-language guy with Obama in South Africa. I'll try to work it out before my number comes up for the FEMA camps.

[Photo credit: White House]