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Birther fails to meet lowered expectations

The Natural born Citizen Party and Harold William Van Allen brought suit against the Federal Elections Commission, the FBI, the Department of State, the CIA, President Obama, the Copyright Office and the New York State Board of Elections in federal court (1:15-cv-01036) and it was dismissed this past July 6. The judge cited Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 8(d)(1) that requires that pleadings must be “simple, concise and direct.” Courts are specially mindful and lenient of pleadings files by the parties themselves (pro se) without an attorney, but even under this lesser standard, US District Judge Richard Leon found:

I am unable to glean from the plaintiffs’ papers any legitimate grounds for granting the relief they are seeking. The statements are … neither simple not concise, and as such, fall short of Rule 8(d)(1)’s requirements.

In fact, I couldn’t make heads or tails of the complaint either, mainly because there doesn’t seem to be any complaint in the complaint–it’s just some exhibits, copies of letters and magazine articles. It has something to do with a FOIA appeal about information regarding a 1957 American Mob Conference. Something about Stunk too.

The dismissal is being appealed.

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7 Responses to Birther fails to meet lowered expectations

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    Rickey August 6, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Van Allen, of course, has a history of teaming up with Strunk in failed litigation.

    It looks like they are scamming senior citizens for contributions, and they did a poor job of redacting the information on the checks. Fairlene Rabenda is a 79-year-old woman who lives in New York and Kay Causey is a 70-year-old woman who lives in Georgia. I would think that they must have better things to do with their money than give it to Strunk and Van Allen.

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 6, 2015 at 7:36 pm #

    I think they are relatives.

    Rickey: Van Allen, of course, has a history of teaming up with Strunk in failed litigation.

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    euphgeek August 6, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

    Something about Stunk too.

    Well something sure stinks, anyway. 😀

  4. avatar
    Rickey August 6, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I think they are relatives.

    That’s certainly a possibility. I recall that Strunk has a cell phone with area code 845, and Van Allen lives in Hurley, N.Y. (Ulster County), which also is are code 845.

    Van Allen is another birther who has been trying for years to collect disability benefits from the government. His theory is that he has lupus, sleep apnea, and hypoxemia as a result of his five years of service in the Navy as a diver. His claims were denied and he has filed at least five different lawsuits in Federal court, losing all of them.

    He apparently has claimed that he is a retired Navy officer, but in fact he was discharged after six years (five active duty, one year in the reserves) because he was passed over for promotion.

    https://casetext.com/case/van-allen-v-us-dept-of-veterans-affairs

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    The Magic M (not logged in) August 7, 2015 at 7:03 am #

    Rickey: His theory is that he has lupus, sleep apnea, and hypoxemia as a result of his five years of service in the Navy as a diver.

    At least he doesn’t claim he’s experiencing stress, anxiety and constipation because of fear of the black Prez.

    Rickey: he was discharged after six years (five active duty, one year in the reserves) because he was passed over for promotion

    Reminds me of Walt. BTW whatever happened to him? Still in jail?

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    Rickey August 7, 2015 at 11:55 am #

    As far as I know, Walt is still in prison.

    There is a recent thread at The Fogbow where Walt’s claim of being a top student at Annapolis is debunked. In fact, he finished near the bottom of his class and he had to go to summer school at the end of his senior year in order to graduate.

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    Notorial Dissent August 7, 2015 at 1:24 pm #

    Wally is still a guest of the state, and will remain so for the foreseeable future. He has managed to pretty well guarantee his not being considered for early release or parole by being his usual charming self and refusing to do anything. He is also doing a great deal of whining and whinging through his champion, Sharon Rhondeau, who quite gleefully swallows whatever codswallop he sends her way.