Sometimes I’m a little slow but I get there.
The birther dog and pony show sponsored by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio raised as one of its big points, the Selective Service System registration of Barack Obama, and the obvious fact that the Post Office circular date stamp on the form has only two digits for the year. There are many possible explanations for this, but the Cold Case Posse said that the stamp was faked by taking a real Post Office date stamp from 2008, cutting off the “20” and turning the “08” upside down to make the “80” that is seen on the form. Of all the possible explanations, they picked one which is utterly impossible. Follow along.
Here is the date stamp from the Obama registration form (rotated for easy viewing):
Look closely at the bottom of the date stamp. It shows “USPO” (for United States Post Office). The USPO became the United States Postal Service (USPS) in 1970. The Cold Case Posse’s theory that a “2008” USPO hand stamp was altered to make the image above is impossible: There are no “USPO” hand stamps from 2008 –The USPO ended in 1970!
Sheriff Joe’s Cold Case Posse took 6 months to figure their crazy scenario out. It took me half day to disprove it. It is clear to me that the Cold Case Posse has a profound lack of objectivity and common sense.
Of course, it the faker had managed to obtain a date stamp from the USPO era, it would have already had the “19″ in it.
I might add that the document that Sheriff Arpaio considers a fraud was obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from the Selective Service System under the administration of George W. Bush, October 29, 2008.