Skip to comments.Short Bus's Obama Birth Certificate Defense Is Officially ZOTTED
Posted on 03/02/2012 9:17:36 AM PST by Short Bus
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona is bound and determined to make sure we never forget the embarrassment of the birther movement. Most of us would love to put that ugly little racist blip in our history -- a time when conspiracy theorists and fools alike accused President Barack Obama of not being American. But Arpaio, a sheriff in Phoenix, Arizona, just won't give it up.
Can we say beating a dead horse, people? Sometimes it seems like certain politicians just do things to help out Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, and Bill Maher. After all, how else does anyone explain Arpaio's inane and insane assertion that Obama, a man who produced his birth certificate last year, isn't American?
See his ranting [here].
"Forgery or fraud may have been committed," says Arpaio. Ooooh no! Are ghosts and goblins real, too, Sheriff Arpaio? How about the Loch Ness Monster? Do you go visit old Nessie on your days off from enforcing the laws of Arizona?
In all seriousness, this is vile racism plain and simple. In a place like Arizona, it's no surprise -- after all, many politicians there (including Arpaio) hold rather Draconian views on immigration -- and it's disgusting. And it's getting old fast.
For all you doubters for whom book learning was apparently a challenge, here are the facts: President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961. He has produced both a certificate of live birth during the 2008 campaign and the long-form certificate last year. Neither has been disproved.
So why is this still going on? Arpaio seems like a joke, but, according to Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt, Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney doesn't think so. Yesterday LaBolt tweeted:
Romney has called Arpaio for his endorsement, his aides called "weekly" and Arpaio was his honorary Chair in 08.That's embarrassing. The fact is, most people agree Arpaio is a few cards shy of a full deck, but here we are still talking about him. Is this an alternate universe? Why am I guessing this guy is the type of person who stays at parties hours after they have ended asking for more chips and guacamole? Dude, the party is over, the ship has sailed, and you are beating a dead horse.
Sadly, there aren't enough cliched ways to say IT'S OVER to make it any clearer to this guy.
U.S.Constitution; Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 5: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
Hamilton was eligible.
I still do support him...that’s just his Achilles heel....
@HAMILTON, Alexander, (1757 - 1804)
...immigrated to the United States in 1772...
Do you realize how ignorant you sound?! He didn't need to be a natural born citizen as he was a citizen when the Constitution was adopted and was 'grandfathered in'.
It's not rocket science.
I understand. You can support a person and agree with him on many points, and still think, “It would be better if he did *this* differently.”
And good morning. Two kids off to science competition, one still in bed, and I need to go see what’s up with laundry.
Null and Shimmer sitting in a tree: FR E E P I N G
A FReeper couple I know (used to live in these parts) had a hand-drawn cartoon on the refrigerator. They were each sitting at their computers, backs to each other, and the caption said, “Not tonight, dear, I have a headache. Didn’t you read my FReepmail?”
Good luck at the competition!
Hamilton was President? Who knew?
There’s probably an alternate-history book about President Hamilton. It’s an interesting concept.
And the science team leader is upbeat about their chance of qualifying for the state competition (today’s is regional). I hope she’s right - I’d hate for them to do badly just because my kids joined the team ...
Thanks, fanfan! There’s a wonderful green bean link that’s just what we needed!
Ogden Nash! You are a man for all seasons! (Whatever that means—if it’s not good, forget I said it.)
I had some pole beans last year. I had to plant them several times because the catz dug the seeds up, but eventually enough grew that I ate beans a few times.
Good morning, y’all! Have a great weekend!
DP took Sally and Pat to the Home & Garden Show. I’m thinking about a nap ... Bill can keep an eye on the remaining byos.
No self control, LOL! Lucky for us.
great coinage, man, I hadn’t heard that one
Have you heard of the “three sisters” seeds?
Corn, green beans and squash. You plant the corn, then the beans which climb up the corn stalk, and the squash at the bottom chokes out the weeds, so you have a really cool garden!
Google it if you don’t beleebe me! LOL!
Morning all. Oh. Sorry. Still morning for me, afternoon for the restayez.
I have never aspired to be even half the wit that Ogden Nash was.
However, if there is ever a need for it, I’m running a special on double-entendres. Two for one.
I tried that a few years ago, but the squash didn’t succeed in keeping the weeks out, and then bugs ate the squash plants.
Morning Face! No one here eats beans or squash, and corn is fresh at road side stands in August. I do grow spaghetti squash, but up a trellis to save space.
Null and Shimmer, Oh, OK. Virtual flowers. I get it now.
Good one TC.
Welcome for the link Silentgypsy. :-)
Good luck with the power thing. I don’t mind the lights being out, but no electricity to the refrigerator and freezer quickly becomes a Bad Thing.
Maybe we should write “The Power Outage Blues.” I used to play classic guitar. Better brush up. Good luck!
Thanks! Have emailed to Mr. SG.
Holycow! Crowbar and catz freaked out w/sounds!
When we lived in the desert, we had a tangelo tree with a hummingbird feeder in it. A little boy hb we named “Gregory” (short for Gregory the Grouch) used to protect our backyard from all intruders. We had four big dogs, and when they barked at a potential threat, Gregory faced that direction and screeched. He was a great watchbird. After three seasons, we didn’t see him any more, but we still have videos of him. I wonder if that camcorder still works....
For as long as I have lived in Vegas, I cannot recall but three times I have lost power...once in 10 years.
And during those times, the power has always been returned within an hour. And all around my area, folks have suffered!
Gonna precede you tonight!
Goodnight and sweet dreams, y’all!
Not by much, you ain’t!
See you in the daylight!
Look, the poster I responded to alleged that Alexander Hamilton was not eligible to be POTUS. I answered that Hamilton was a citizen at the time of the constitution being written and adopted. That satisfies the second part of the equation “or a citizen at the...” (can’t remember the exact phrase.
I was NOT talking about Obozo.
Well, yeah ... That's ‘cause it sheare is dark in here.......
Hey Dark. Hope everything is going well. CG
Howya, CD! Check out my new baby, on my profile page. How are you, Laura, and the fine canine person?
Results from the Science Olympiad were disappointing, to those with ambitions. The high school team did not qualify for the state tournament, although the middle-school team (which had a full complement of experience competitors) did.
Tom reported that the Experimental Design event was set up differently from the way it was described, and the way it was done previous years, so he and his group had practiced the wrong way. He said he knew most of the Genetics information, which is good, but some competitors probably knew all of it. I haven’t heard from Elen about geology yet.
Also, Tom lost $20 I’d given them for expenses, sigh. A Random Act of Kindness toward whoever found it ...
Now it’s on to the next thing, “Envirothon,” a competition organized by the state Natural Resources department. Tom has learned all about North Carolina’s water resources, including those aquatic microorganisms you don’t want to know about when you’re near water!
There’s a free online wastewater some-sort-of-certification course for the state (TN) that I started going through in 2008, but that got lost in the shuffle of cross-country activities. Anyone who has taken micro looks at the world in a whole different way after completing the course, so I’m not surprised about little wiggly things in the water. (The artists’ renderings of Giardia were actually cute-looking.) That’s why we have ceramic tile and stainless steel throughout the house—as little carpet and upholstery as possible. After having read the description of a contract killer’s home environment, I decided to soften the decor up a little with some wood and tumbled slate. Since we’ve always had dogs and cats, I figured the place was germy enough without adding extra stuff, but you can’t be too careful w/all this profiling jazz going on lol!
Happy and Blessed Sunday, y’all!
Good morning, T-C! How’s the newest member of the clan doing?
precious. I’m doing fine just very busy. Between my daughter and son I have 4 grandchildren. The oldest turns 4 today and my daughter gives her a second little sister on April 12. very blessed.
Laura and LulaBelle are doing great too.
Looky who’s here! Or was, anyway!
How have you been CG?
Ohbut you have been missed!
Of course, in this conspiracry, you’re propbably not really here anyway, so erase my post to you.
Actually, it’s because I broke my glasses a week or so ago. I have an old pair that I’m using, but I can’t drive with them...no depth perception.
I’m back but in and out. Why is it that the older I get the busier I get?
perception is reality and over-rated
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