The Cold Case Posse’s “Universe Shattering” Evidence
Opinion: By Brian Reilly To: Kevin Davidson, Dr. Conspiracy
Once again, America is being told by Birther news outlets that new, universe shattering evidence about the Obama investigation will be released by Commander Mike Zullo and his non-profit, all volunteer, Cold Case Posse in March, or possibly April or possibly May or, possibly never, depending on who the Birther spokesperson is for the day. Even if new evidence were released this month, the Cold Case Posse has cried wolf so many times, who really is going to listen, except hardcore, agenda driven Birthers?
But wait a minute…..Brian Reilly…..isn’t he a Birther? Why is he writing to Dr. Conspiracy??? I’m glad that you asked. I’ve been banned at many Birther websites, including Birther Report. Many Birther sites put my comments into an endless, black cavern of moderation with my comments never seeing the light of day or the courtesy of a reply or a posting. My comments don’t fit the Birther narrative. On one particularly nefarious Birther website I’ve read threats and defamatory statements directed toward me for simply speaking my opinion. Do these tactics sound familiar? I came to Dr. Conspiracy’s website because, I had no other choice. I believed that he would give me the freedom to write and publish my thoughts. I was right. I am grateful for Dr. Conspiracy’s courtesy.
Yes, Dr. Conspiracy has me listed on his Birthers A-Z list, but I have never considered myself a Birther. I simply had questions about President Obama’s birth certificate, based on the PDF I saw posted on April 27, 2011 on the White House website. Many wanted answers as did I. But no, I don’t consider myself a Birther. I enjoy looking into facts. I enjoy research. Many Birthers adamantly avoid facts that conflict with their political belief system. In fairness, I’ll offer a thumbnail sketch of myself. I have been involved in politics since I was 10 years old. I helped my dad campaign for Richard Nixon in 1960, and Barry Goldwater in 1964. My political views have been and remain conservative. I am a Christian. I’ve been an NRA member for decades. I’ve possessed a government issued carry permit continuously for three decades. I’m retired. I love Ford Mustangs. I didn’t vote for Barack Obama for President in 2008 or 2012. I have also lost my family healthcare insurance plan because of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often called “Obamacare.” So, please don’t misinterpret what I am about to write. I am not an Obama supporter or what Birthers call an “Obot.” However, many hardcore Birthers will interpret and spin this article according to their own political agenda.
My comments come from a very unique perspective.
As a Surprise Tea Party Patriots member, in July of 2011, I developed and initiated the plan to petition Sheriff Arpaio to investigate the authenticity of the Barack Obama PDF birth certificate. The plan was mine and mine alone. Dr. Jerome Corsi was just a part of my plan. My wife and I invited Dr. Corsi to present his findings to an August 17, 2011 meeting of the Surprise Tea Party to discuss his newly released book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” My wife, Denise and I paid for all of Dr. Corsi’s travel expenses. During our meeting we obtained 242 signatures on a petition that I had written to Sheriff Arpaio. I gave the presentation, requesting an investigation, focusing on the Arizona Revised Statutes, not eligibility, to Sheriff Arpaio and his command staff on August 18, 2011. (I had made the appointment with Arpaio weeks earlier.) Arpaio asked me to be the liaison between the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) and the Surprise Tea Party. The command staff was told that all evidence was to flow through me. (This would later become an issue with Dr. Taitz.) My wife Denise and I and three other Tea Party members were in attendance along with Dr. Corsi with his evidence book that was said to contain the names of 20 alleged experts (I counted only 12). The “experts” included Doug Vogt, Paul Irey and Mara Zebest among others. Mike Zullo was never in attendance at our August 18, 2011 meeting with Sheriff Arpaio or the one-on-one meeting that I had alone with Sheriff Arpaio on August 22, 2011 when I presented a formal letter from the Surprise Tea Party, written by Dr. Corsi and edited by myself, requesting the investigation. Contrary to what Zullo has stated, he did not have any direct personal knowledge of the August 18, 2011 meeting events that he discussed in point #1 of his most recent Alabama Supreme Court affidavit. In Zullo’s November 9, 2012, affidavit , review his statement in item #3. Mike Zullo first made contact with me on September 15, 2011 by phone, almost a month after the original Arpaio meeting. Zullo told me that Arpaio had requested that Zullo inform me that the Cold Case Posse would investigate the birth certificate “with the utmost diligence.” Continue Reading →