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Barack Obama And The Nutty ‘Birthers’

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Have you ever wondered what a certified lunatic looks like?  Well, I’m sure they come in all shapes and sizes.  I met one such person yesterday.  Turned out, he was a middle-aged, chubby redneck.  What a surprise!  🙂

When sitting at a stop light, a pick-up truck drew my attention.  Instead of a gun rack, he sported a huge homemade sign, wood frame and all, with the question:

WHERE  IS
OBAMA’S
BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

No telling, how many hours went into the manufacturing of that sign.  Somebody ought to give the guy a video game, so he can spend the obvious time he has on his hands, more constructively.  When looking a little closer, I also noticed a confederate flag bumper sticker.  Now I’m wondering, if there could be a connection between those two things?  🙂

The nutjob wing of the Republican Party, instigated by the usual suspects,  FOX “NEWS,” Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, some loony congress people, Liz Cheney et al, has a new/old subject du jour.

They are trying to de-legitimize President Obama, by questioning the authenticity of his Hawaiian birth certificate, claiming that he indeed is not an American citizen, and therefore not eligible to run for, or hold the office of, President of the United States.  When listening to some of the garbage coming from those crazies, it almost sounds like they are painting Obama as an undocumented alien.

Here’s a news flash:  The American people decided the legitimacy of Barack Obama last November by making him PRESIDENT.  End of story!

Well, never mind the facts.  Who needs them anyway?  President Obama’s birth certificate is a legal document, issued by Hawaiian authorities, carrying the names of his parents.  The archives of the local Hawaiian paper show a birth announcement after his birth, and among other authorities, the Republican Governor of Hawaii has issued a statement, that President Obama’s documentation is indeed completely legitimate.

People who belong to this know-nothing fringe group don’t let inconvenient little facts like these get in the way of their mission, trying to de-legitimize Obama’s presidency.  After all, it gives them an opening to bring up all the issues, which really bother them…  his pigmentation, his Muslim middle name, and…  don’t forget…  on his birth certificate, there it is black on white:

Father – African,  Mother – Caucasian…

So, after all, we’re also talking about interracial sex here…  🙂

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Sarah Palin: Still An Embarrassment? You Betcha…

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And so it makes three…..

After Republican Sen. John Ensign, NV, declaring one week, that he indeed did ‘have sex with that woman,’  his staffer, it was Republican Gov. Mark Sanford’s, SC, turn.  And he is still talking as I am writing this…  Erotic confessions about his Latin lover’s tan lines and breasts, and lines he may or may not have crossed completely with other women, and about hiking in Appalachia, or having sex in Argentina, or both…  And he’s still talking, to the point where one of his Republican brothers in SC wished in an interview, that he would just  ‘SHUT UP!’ Now, who could top both of those stories?  Of course, there’s always the  ‘ Sarah Freak Show,’  topping everything else!  And she didn’t disappoint.

And that makes three…  🙂

On a Friday afternoon, at the beginning of a long 4th of July weekend, probably hoping, it would somehow get buried in that news cycle, here was good old Sarah with her never ending Freak Show, announcing that she would not run for a second term as Governor of Alaska.  Okay, most people expected that.  But wait!  There’s more!  She announced that she would also abandon the governorship by resigning at the end of this month.  WOW!

I literally had to force myself to listen to the entire 18 or so minutes of her incoherent, badly delivered, rambling speech.  It was pure torture!  Republicans will have to decide if they want to continue to be associated with this darling of the know-nothing, loony wing of their party.  It’s pretty telling, when Republican strategists comment that it’s a bad sign for any politician, after giving a high-profile speech, if people wonder whether you still have a future in politics. Probably not a very successful speech…  Out of pure self interest, though, I hope she stays in politics and in the news for a long time to come…  🙂

As for the reasons?  I’m sure, we will find out soon what prompted this erratic behavior, whether it be a multi-million-dollar book deal, or a radio/TV show, or a brewing scandal.  We’ll hear about it, believe me…  over and over and over again…

Because there’s just no end to the  ‘Sarah Freak Show’ …..   🙂

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