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Vogt and Montgomery (the other one)


I don’t usually engage in the disclosure of personal information, but I did look at Douglas Vogt’s lawsuit in Washington State, and located his address on a Google map. I’m publishing here a photo of his house from that map:


It’s a modest dwelling to be sure. All kidding aside, Vogt probably lives somewhere around there. We know that in the early days of Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, Doug Vogt was a major source of evidence for them. Brian Reilly met Vogt before he became an official member of the Posse.


“Montgomery” refers to Dennis Montgomery, someone identified by the Phoenix New Times as a confidential informant for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and identified as a purveyor of faked information by the Wikipedia. Montgomery reportedly lives in Yarrow Point, Washington.


Now how big a coincidence is it that the UPS store shown above, and listed as Douglas Vogt’s address, is a scant 6.5 miles by road from the center of the town where Dennis Montgomery lives?

It sort of makes you go, hmmm. It doesn’t prove anything, but it’s a hummer.

Where there is no coincidence

there is no story

I don’t know if that’s really an ancient Chinese saying (as it was presented to me) but it most certainly is a principle underlying this blog. For most of us, coincidences are delicious bits of life, but for the conspiracy theorist who lacks a good nonsense filter, they reveal the hidden machinations of conspiracy. Without coincidences, however viewed, this blog wouldn’t exist.

The oldest thing I could find that I personally published about a coincidence was an article from 2005 titled (coincidentally) “Coincidence,” but there have been many others. What I find remarkable is how very many coincidences I find in the birther story.

One coincidence is between two adjacent comments among the millions of birther comments on the Internet that I arrived at separately for different reasons. What are the chances that Orly Taitz and I would be rear-ended by a truck on the same day?

One lawyer commenting on this blog said that he law school he heard a lot about Blackstone, but nothing about Vattel; nonetheless, when Obama taught law, the course syllabus had a reading from Vattel. And what about the crazy connection between Obama and the Skull & Bones Society I discovered.

In 2012 I wrote: “A pair of related things is a coincidence: three is an article.” That article was about the name Bivens coming up three times in wholly unrelated contexts. Other coincidences between the blog and real life appeared in my 2010 article, “Spooky.”

There are many other coincidences that I’ve written; here’s a word search for them.