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Apr 16 2013

Kilpatrick To Be On Alien Visitation Panel

Former U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, the mother of disgraced felon and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and herself simultaneously one of the dumbest and most corrupt members of Congress ever sent from Michigan, is being paid to take part in a dog and pony show to publicize a documentary claiming that aliens have visited the earth.

According to the event organizer, she and the five other former members of Congress taking part in what’s called the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure each will receive $20,000 plus expenses for listening to five days of testimony at the National Press Club. “Evidence has been mounting for the last 65 years,” said Stephen Bassett, who is organizing the event scheduled for April 29 through May 3. “We’re going to be holding the hearing that Congress should be holding.”…

Bassett also has recruited former U.S. Sen. Mike Gravel, D-Alaska, and former U.S. Reps. Roscoe Bartlett, R-Md.; Merrill Cook, R-Utah; Darlene Hooley, D-Ore., and Lynn Woolsey, D-Calif., to take part in the hearings, during which about 40 researchers and other witnesses will provide 30 hours of testimony “about the extraterrestrial issue.”

No report will be issued. Bassett said the hearings are intended to provide footage for an upcoming documentary — to be called “Truth Embargo” — and to generate interest among policy makers and the news media.

I hope my pal Jamila Bey, who loves the National Press Club, will be there to ask some questions.

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  1. 1
    Captain Mike

    Heh heh. “Cheeks.”

  2. 2
    Modusoperandi

    They pay to watch a five day presentation? It’s really a timeshare pitch, isn’t it?

  3. 3
    imrryr

    $20,000 for listening to 30 hours of testimony? Nice work if you can get it.

  4. 4
    Kengi

    It would be worth $20k if they get the former Congress members to participate in the anal probe demonstrations.

  5. 5
    matty1

    Let it go on record I will consider five days work for only ten thousand plus expenses.

  6. 6
    Raging Bee

    That’s tolerable, as long as they’re not blaming aliens for the Boston bombings.

    Separating fools from their money: it’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it.

  7. 7
    shouldbeworking

    Will there be an opportunity to have the aliens testify in front of this panel? If so, would the aliens be entitled to any constitutional protections? I would volunteer for the panel if there was an opportunity for a trip to gain first hand knowledge of the reasons why the alens left their home world.

  8. 8
    Chiroptera

    Well, to be fair, at least UFO nuts pose less of a serious threat to life and well being than the anti-vaxxers, Islamophobes, and climate change denialists.

  9. 9
    Draken

    If only all the money wasted on religious and superstitious balderdash could be collected and put to good use, we would all be circling Saturn in a space cruiser (for some definition of ‘good use’).

  10. 10
    Draken

    Oh by the way, ‘alien visitation panel’ gave me a completely different image…

  11. 11
    Doug Little

    “Evidence has been mounting for the last 65 years,”

    What would that be?

    during which about 40 researchers and other witnesses will provide 30 hours of testimony “about the extraterrestrial issue.”

    And by researchers and witnesses they mean crackpots.

  12. 12
    Doug Little

    I wonder if Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith will be asked to testify as “Men In Black” was obviously a documentary.

  13. 13
    Sastra

    Bassett said the hearings are intended to provide footage for an upcoming documentary — to be called “Truth Embargo” — and to generate interest among policy makers and the news media.

    Oh great. Now there’s going to be yet another movie my friends will rave about while darting smug little glances in the direction of the benighted skeptic sitting in the corner, closing her mind.

    As for Chiroptera’s suggestion that the UFO nuts pose less danger to society, consider ‘crank magnetism.’ Once you’re drawn in to conspiracy thinking it becomes harder and harder to draw lines. They may start with thinking the government is covering up space aliens — and then move on to being anti-vaxxers, Islamophobes, and climate change denialists.Or it could go the other way. Or somewhere else where it is US and THEM and no claim is too ludicrous to be entertained by those who are enamored with the idea of opening the mind.

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