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Birther files lawsuit against President Obama over Dallas police shootings

Larry Klayman is in court again, this time arguing that Obama is endangering his life. In a CNN interview (reported at RawStory), Klayman said:

When the leader of the United States and supposedly the Western world, who was born to a Muslim father, schooled in Muslim schools, and has close ties to black-Muslim leaders like Farrakhan seeks to incite violence by virtue of his running interference for Muslims and blacks who are not even representative of African-Americans generally, it’s no wonder Obama-inspired massacres like Dallas happen.

Further, Klayman blames Obama for the police shooting others, telling the press:

It is no wonder some cops, fearing for their lives in this anti-white, anti-Semitic and anti-Christian environment, sometimes are prone to literally pull the trigger too quickly.

In his lawsuit, Klayman accuses Obama of waging a “War on Police” and blames Obama for a 56% increase in murders in Baltimore (and other alleged murder increases in other major cities).

The case, number 3:cv-02010, Klayman v. Obama et al, was assigned to federal district judge Sam A. Lindsay. Also named in the Suit are Louis Farrakhan, Eric Holder, Rev. Al Sharpton, and 5 named leaders of Black Lives Matter.

I predict the lawsuit will be dismissed because the harm Klayman alleges is speculative. Klayman styles his action a “class action lawsuit,” but a class cannot have standing when no member of it does. Klayman is the only plaintiff.  In addition, stranding requires a causal link between the defendant’s actions and the alleged harm, something that is equally speculative.

Update: A motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction was docketed August 7.

Klayman v Obama – Dallas by Doctor Conspiracy on Scribd

Behind the curtain at the Cold Case Posse

For years now Mike Zullo has appeared on the Carl Gallups Freedom Friday radio program giving vague remarks about the Cold Case Posse investigation, about deep, dark things they were finding, and of course lengthy rambling discussions about the Obots, even though they said Obots were unimportant. I think identifying Obots was taken to be a mark of competence for the Posse, setting them apart and showing that they could do things beyond what the civilian birther on the Internet could do. What follows isn’t new, but it puts together two things I have previously reported on now together to give a peek behind the curtain of the Cold Case Posse investigation. The following is from Freedom Friday on February 7, 2014 (one month before the March Reveal that never happened):

Gallups: Obots, we know that there are operatives out there—Obama-loving operatives. That’s OK to love Obama; that’s fine, but these people have interjected themselves all throughout this investigation in various ways, some to the point of actually, I think, interfering with the investigation, but they’ve interjected themselves on radio and the Internet, Blogtalk Radio, my radio program and all over the blogs and web sites, but isn’t it correct, my understanding that you know who some or most of these guys are, the most important ones, I mean have you done some digging? You know who those guys are?

Zullo: We have a pretty good idea of who some of the ones who are anonymous are. One we know works in the field of artificial intelligence in projects that are funded by DARPA. That tells you a lot right there. We have traced IP addresses going directly back to the Administration.

I said back in January of 2015 when I wrote about that exchange, that the only anonymous Obot that this was likely to refer to was Reality Check. Bill (Foggy) Brian and I openly declare who we are. I certainly wondered at the time how Zullo could get anyone’s IP address, much less that of RC. But then a document revealed in evidence in the Melendres lawsuit tells what he meant.

The identification of RC as “Richard Skalsky” by IP address came from con man Dennis Montgomery. who apparently just made it all up. When Zullo said “we know,” he was lying. He didn’t know anything. Montgomery wrote “www.thefogbow.com” on his document, but it was “fogbow.com” that Skalsky registered. Stupid mistakes like that, and relying on a con man, is what passes for law enforcement investigation at the Cold Case Posse. Besides a few junkets to Hawaii and Washington State, the Cold Case Posse investigation is exactly the same as other birthers on the Internet.

Melendres document courtesy of the Phoenix New Times.

Obama Selective Service registration: POSSIBLE!

An interesting objection by retired federal agent Stephen Coffman to Barack Obama’s Selective Service registration was cited by Debbie Schlussel back in 2008: Obama could not have registered for the draft in Hawaii because he was attending classes at Occidental College at the time:

On the previous FOIA response, they stated that it was filed on September 4, 1980. In my second request I mentioned that Obama could not have filed it in Hawaii on September 4, 1980 as he was attending Occidental College in California, the classes of which commenced August 24, 1980.

That’s certainly a serious objection—if it were true. Obot research has obtained documents previously unavailable on the Internet showing that Fall Term activities at Occidental College actually started on September 21, 1980, not August 24.

I do not know where Mr. Coffman got his August 24 date from. Perhaps he got it from a class schedule for later years. Indeed it would have been incredibly difficult for retired federal agent Coffman to have found out the exact dates from 1980; he would have had to contact the registrar and ask, and that would have risked him being proven wrong. On the other hand Coffman may have learned better, because this objection did not appear in his 2013 affidavit for Orly Taitz.

This is a great example of how birther claims fall apart under scrutiny.

Occidental College Academic Calendar for 1980-81 School Year by Reality Check 1776 on Scribd

H/t to RC for the information.

The Clinton–Obama conspiracy

Today I have added Suzanne Hamner to my list of Birthers from A to Z. It was an oversight. Hamner is one of those birthers who can’t even call President Obama by his right name. Right Wing Watch has the story of Hamner’s conspiracy theory that Barack Obama is supporting Hillary Clinton, not to preserve his presidential legacy and not because she’s the best candidate running, but rather in a quid pro quo to pardon him for usurping the presidency once he leaves office. Hamner was writing for Bradlee Dean’s The Sons of Liberty Media web site. She wrote:

Hussein Soetoro (sic) is not the “forgive and forget” type.  His backing of Hillary has only one purpose – to secure a pardon should he be subsequently charged with crimes against the united (sic) States once he leaves office.

This is one of those conspiracy theories with no evidence behind it, one that will persist until Obama leaves office and has been gone a while. Then they will just stop talking about it.

With this article, I am adding a new main category to the blog: Post presidency conspiracies.

Donald Trump: Birther

The New York Times has a new article today titled, “Inside the Six Weeks Donald Trump Was a Nonstop ‘Birther’” that describes Trump’s birther trial balloon during the 2011 presidential campaign, a trial balloon that burst in Trump’s face when the President released his birth certificate in April of 2011.

The article certainly makes it appear that Trump is a genuine conspiracy theorist, who pursued the theory by contacting Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily.

I don’t want to paraphrase the Times article. It’s their story. We can discuss it below.

I think it is, however, useful to revisit Trump’s Hawaii statement, and this is what he said, courtesy of the Daily News:

“I have people that have been studying it and they cannot believe what they’re finding,” the would-be presidential candidate told NBC’s “Today.”

“You have people now out there searching – I mean, in Hawaii?” asked host Meredith Vieira.

“Absolutely,” Trump replied. “And they cannot believe what they’re finding.”

Notice that Trump’s initial statement is more or less true. There were people investigating the birth certificate. He doesn’t actually say that they work for him. But when pressed he doubled down with a bigger lie, as he does almost daily on Twitter.