This article is a bit late in coming, but I should mention the story for completeness as it is finally making the rounds of re-publication on the Internet.
British eccentric Lord Monckton of Benchley (pictured right – and here, and here and here) has inserted himself into the American birther movement several times. He’s put forward crank math, crank document forensics and now just plain crank in his WorldNetDaily article, “7 Steps That’ll Land Obama in Jail.”
Monckton says there are probably not enough votes in the House to impeach President Obama over his “Donald Duck birth certificate” (look who’s calling something “Donald Duck!”) and I would agree. Monckton says that the “rabbits” in the House are afraid that their reputations would be trashed—I agree with that too—trashed and rightly so.
Step 1 is to “stop being panty-waists.”
Well, I don’t know that panty-waists want to stop being whatever they are. Hoping someone will do what they are are not doing just because Monckton writes it at WND doesn’t seem to be much of a plan, more like wishful thinking. What Monckton probably longs for is “real men”™, like the one pictured right, in Congress. (Does anybody else think that the watch Vladimir Putin wears looks remarkably like the one that Obama wears?)
That photo is more significant than you might realize, given that I found it using Google image search for: Lord Monckton panty waist.
Step 2 continues in the “lets you and him fight” category with a plan for Congress to investigate why real officials ignore birthers. For example this egregious dereliction of duty:
The attorney general of Hawaii. Following a complaint from a former state senator, Hawaii Five-O forwarded a report to the AG, who, faced with a credible and detailed allegation of the greatest seriousness from an impeccable source, did not even reply.
The lack of a reply is not surprising, given that Hawaii Five-O is a TV show and not a real Hawaiian law enforcement agency. Monckton then details other officials who don’t take birthers seriously, albeit real agencies this time.
Step 3 is for Congress to go talk to Mike Zullo. You have to go to Mike Zullo because Zullo keeps all his real evidence secret, lest it, uh, well, err, get looked at.
Step 4 is to repeal every law Obama signed. There goes my tax cut! Damn!
Step 5 competes with the Hawaii Five-O gaffe for the “clueless” award. After noting that arresting Obama while in office is unlikely, Monckton says:
However, in 2016 Mr Obama will no longer be protected by the office to which he is not on any view entitled.
Obama leaves office in January of 2017, not in 2016.
Step 6 is basically a call for mob rule. Monckton says:
Give private citizens the right to bring prosecutions without the consent of the states’ attorneys general.
Yeah, and let’s also let the anti-birthers prosecute all of the birthers for wasting the country’s time. And while we’re about it, how about citizens extradition so we can get Monckton in the dock.
And finally there is Step 7, which really isn’t about getting Obama in jail, but about he fact that six is a sucky number to end with. Step 7 says:
If you think all of the foregoing is mad, just watch and learn.
I do think that what Monckton wrote is mad. I’m watching–what am I supposed to see? I certainly don’t expect to see Congress taking any of Monckton’s advice.