Lucas Smith, still trying to recover from the fatal mistake of using the wrong date format on his fake Kenyan birth certificate for Barack Obama, the POSFKBC, wrote a new article where he claims to prove that Kenya uses both MM/DD/YYYY (US date format) and DD/MM/YYYY (most everybody else’s date format).
So I watched a couple seconds of his video, and recognized where he was going. It was a Kenyan Government website, something I had looked at in detail some time back (and I guess never wrote up). Rather than wading through the video, this little screen shot (click to enlarge) should explain Smith’s argument, and mine.
It clearly shows a date in Kenyan format (16/2/2009) and one in US format (8/29/2008) and one in which the reader has no idea at all what the format is (4/2/2009). That last date is the problem. No one would mix date formats on a page intentionally because it is impossible to know which is which.
Indeed, this is why a country wouldn’t mix date formats because people reading them couldn’t be sure what the date means. That would be utter chaos.1
I can only speculate why this particular Kenyan web site (the only one I’ve seen with the issue) had some dates in the US format in its calendar, but whatever it was, they changed it after March of 2009. Commenter Paul Pieniezny offers an explanation.
The true official government format from 1961 is easily shown by the official government announcements in the Kenya Gazette where you won’t find any US dates.
One the double down theme, Smith calls his little anomaly “definitive and categorical proof” just as Donofrio calls his inapplicable citation from Happersett v. Minor “binding precedent.” I guess big lies are easier to sell than small lies. The birthers just eat this stuff up, all inflated with false confidence.
Sometimes I think I should be focusing more on propaganda than conspiracy theories.
I found one website (not Kenyan) where dates were mixed, and to avoid confusion, they labeled the format being used when it wasn’t the default for the site.