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The Mighty Klayman has struck out

Not much to report except except the snappy title. The Supreme Court announced today that it has refused to hear an appeal by Larry Klayman of the decision from the Florida Supreme Court In re Michael Voeltz.

Michael Voeltz filed a 2012 lawsuit in Florida against the Florida Secretary of State to require Obama to prove his eligibility or else not be on the ballot in Florida. Klayman joined the effort resulting in an amended complaint that some (Orly Taitz) say fouled it up. All told, there were 3 Klayman/Voeltz lawsuits filed in Florida state courts, none successful.

This blog has several articles about these lawsuits:

H/t to Rickey.

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15 Responses to The Mighty Klayman has struck out

  1. avatar
    Rickey October 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    I posted it at Gerbil Report and I made it through moderation (probably because I didn’t include any snark). No one has commented on it yet.

  2. avatar
    Curious George October 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    And there is no joy in Mudville,
    For the mighty Klayman has
    Struck out……
    Burma Shave

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    bob October 14, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Klayman never gives up!: Today Klayman filed a lawsuit claiming that Ebola is a sekrit plot hatched by Obama to kill the white people.

    And, of course, Klayman birfs in the new lawsuit.

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    JPotter October 14, 2014 at 4:42 pm #

    bob: Ebola is a sekrit plot hatched by Obama to kill the white people.

    I see, new meme, new lawsuit. Where’d he file this one?

  5. avatar
    bob October 14, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    JPotter: I see, new meme, new lawsuit. Where’d he file this one?

    D.C. district court.

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    Crustacean October 14, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    So that means Larry Klayman and Chris “Population Control” Brown have jumped to similar conclusions on Ebola. I don’t know what that means, but it sounds ominous (Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats, living together! Mass hysteria!).

    And how in the world can Klayman even make a living? He seems to spend all his time filing idiotic lawsuits. If there’s money in that, boy, do I have some idiotic lawsuits I’d like to file…

    bob: Today Klayman filed a lawsuit claiming that Ebola is a sekrit plot hatched by Obama to kill the white people.

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    RanTalbott October 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

    Crustacean: And how in the world can Klayman even make a living? He seems to spend all his time filing idiotic lawsuits

    Not at all: he spends about half of it going on TV and radio to talk about his idiotic lawsuits 😉

    Do 501(c)3 corps have to disclose executive compensation in their financial reports? Might be a clue there.

  8. avatar
    Lupin October 15, 2014 at 3:20 am #

    RanTalbott: Not at all: he spends about half of it going on TV and radio to talk about his idiotic lawsuits

    I don’t quite understand why your major TV networks are so willing to give valuable airtime to cranks and lunatics.

    They don’t even make good TV and I fail to see the profit motive. What it does do is degrade the public discourse to the point that any attempt at educating the public with facts is lost in a brouhaha of rubbishy lies.

    As Jon Stewart famously told CNN once, “you’re killing us”.

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    The Magic M (not logged in) October 15, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Lupin: I don’t quite understand why your major TV networks are so willing to give valuable airtime to cranks and lunatics.

    For the same reason only the US have (had?) a talk show where guests regularly beat each other up. A different concept of “entertainment”, almost – but not quite – as strange to us Europeans as Japanese TV.

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    faceman October 15, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    Why does TV show such idiocy? Why were the three stooges so popular – people just love to watch other people stupider (?) than them. Along the lines of: At least I’m better than they are. Or, in the case of birthers, they’ll agree to anything to get rid of Obama. And that makes for good ratings. TV will show anything, as long as it gets good ratings.

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    RanTalbott October 15, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    Lupin: I don’t quite understand why your major TV networks are so willing to give valuable airtime to cranks and lunatics

    Depending on how we define “major”, I might argue that they don’t: you won’t find Jerry Springer (which I assume to be the “beat each other up” show in question, although there may be others) on the “first tier” networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS). He might not be on any network at all: in the U.S., we have something called “syndication”, where local stations can buy a single show directly from the producers, and have it delivered to them by some sort of broadband link (used to be satellite feeds, probably via Internet now).

    The cranks and lunatics are mostly on cable networks, which have a lower cost-per-airtime-minute, less packaged programming (like comedy and drama series) to fill those minutes, and, in many cases, an urge to attract viewers with sensationalism. Or perhaps I should say “a stronger urge”, since the notion of “If it bleeds, it leads” is quite pervasive in U.S. broadcasting, from the Big Three down to local TV news.

    Sadly, I think the real answer may just be that we’re on the leading edge of a trend toward decadence among the more prosperous societies, and the availability of a gazillion channels of cable and satellite TV provides a way for that decadence to manifest itself.

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    Woodrowfan October 15, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    the WaPost did a story on Klayman not too long ago, that somehow didn;t make him look like the total loon he is.

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    Keith October 15, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    Lupin: I don’t quite understand why your major TV networks are so willing to give valuable airtime to cranks and lunatics.

    Simple: air time ain’t as valuable as it used to be.

  14. avatar
    Bonsall Obot October 16, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    Because these cars and boner pills ain’t gonna sell themselves.

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    Rickey October 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm #

    Lupin: I don’t quite understand why your major TV networks are so willing to give valuable airtime to cranks and lunatics.

    They don’t even make good TV and I fail to see the profit motive. What it does do is degrade the public discourse to the point that any attempt at educating the public with facts is lost in a brouhaha of rubbishy lies.

    As Jon Stewart famously told CNN once, “you’re killing us”.

    The television landscape has changed dramatically over the course of the past 25 years.

    The highest-rated cable news show is The O’Reilly Factor. O’Reilly is seen in about 2 million households each night. 25 years ago a network show which was seen in only 2 million households would have been cancelled within months. In 1989 the three network news broadcasts were seen in a total of 30 million households, meaning that each network news show had almost five times as many viewers as O’Reilly has in 2014.

    Now, however, advertisers are more interested in demographics than the total number of viewers. O’Reilly’s annual salary at Fox is estimated to be $20 million, which means that Fox is making plenty of money on his show. The difference between now and 1989 is that now advertisers know exactly who is watching O’Reilly, so they can target their advertising accordingly.

    Fox’s Sean Hannity has half as many viewers as O’Reilly, but he was able to buy a 10,000 square foot house on the water in Oyster Bay, N.Y. for $10.5 million in 2008.

    Nice work if you can get it.