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Short Bus's Obama Birth Certificate Defense Is Officially ZOTTED
The Stir ^ | 3/2/12 | Sasha Brown-Worsham

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.


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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; Monkey Face; Darksheare; Tax-chick; Cyber Liberty; SandyInSeattle

Yeah, Darks coffee is uh......infamous.....


451 posted on 03/07/2012 2:35:37 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

The Darksroast houseblend is always suspect.
];-)


452 posted on 03/07/2012 2:39:40 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I don’t know what’s up with the coughee, I’m even afraid to ask. And I’ve been here for a few moving days....


453 posted on 03/07/2012 2:58:59 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Flotsam_Jetsome; Monkey Face; Darksheare; Tax-chick; Cyber Liberty; ...

It never should have happened, of course.

Seems we got a little over-ambitious that year with our plans for Thanksgiving. Everyone has heard of really enormous turkeys for Turkey-Day, so we thought we’d go one better by acquiring a dinosaur to cook up.

Come on, now, don’t tell me you wouldn’t have been tempted too.

Well, anyway, we climbed into the time machine, and set it for the late Triassic, (but not THAT late, you know?), and the first item on the menu happened to be a Plesiosaur.

Surely that would be enough for our crowd, right?

And you’d think that us geniuses, with access to a time-machine, would have realized that we needed a few days to cook up the beast. I mean DAYS, you know?

So that’s where we went wrong. We got back to the get-together, with our plesiosaur, and only then started making plans to cook it.

By that time, of course, we were out of time, and the time machine was no longer available. (Yeah, I know! But you try getting your hands on a time machine, and then try explaining why you need just a few more minutes! It’s embarrassing, I tell you!)

Well, we ended up just putting the plesiosaur into the moat, and she took to it right off. Turned out to be real gentle as well. Who knew?

Even the swimmers were having fun with her. She seemed to think they were some kind of pool-toy; and they liked sliding down her long neck.

So she fit right in with the rest of our motley assortment, and I didn’t think any more about it.

...

Of course, right about then we headed over to Loch Ness, as a convenient place to park while we stocked up on Guinness for a l-o-n-g trip.

And wouldn’t you know, while we were otherwise diverted, we had a burglar. Bashed in the (at the time) underwater loading hatch, and found its way to the secluded grotto our plesiosaur had discovered/excavated on the outer perimeter of the moat. Luckily we were using inflatable flotation devices for the Flying Castle, so no real harm was done.

Or so we thought. A few months later we found out that our innocent little plesiosaur was pregnant.

There Ain’t No Justice! You know?

Later.

(Unofficial message posted on the Official Stationery of the Office of the Imperial Weatherman)

Bob


454 posted on 03/07/2012 3:03:54 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob

Just DARN!!


455 posted on 03/07/2012 3:08:32 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Where it all started.
And it started with coffee:

In 12 cup drip percolator pot, fill to 6 cup mark with water.
In filter, put 6 heaping scoops of coffee.
Medium roast works best, just make sure it’s a robust blend.
Found a maxwellhouse ‘medium roast’ that was rather anemic.
Put pinch of salt in filter, about as much as it would take to cover the surface of a dime with one even layer.
This keeps the coffee from tasting burned too quickly, it doesn’t age well brewed this way.

Brew, recirculate if need be, usually not.
Add sugar and dairy creamer.
Creamora and coffeemate are not recommended unless you like the heart racing that Ranger Pudding gives.
That, and the nondairy creamer will give you both a headache and a buzz with the coffee.

I usually put about 8 spoons of sugar in this stuff, it ends up being like Russian Kava, thick and sweet with that bitter overtone to it.

Oh, and I am NOT responsible for seeming demonic possession of the coffeepot, or the coffeepot ending up acting as if it has been damaged.

Be sure NOT to add creamora or coffeemate to the brew, unless you LIKE ranger pudding style heart racing.
When I brew that stuff for myself, I recirculate the stuff to brew a second time, but that’s me for my own personal enjoyment, and it may wreck the coffeepot.
Don’t forget the salt, it’s important to the finished brew.


456 posted on 03/07/2012 3:26:59 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

You can always use it as a highly secret WMD to be brewed only in certain circumstances...

Or as fertilizer for a well-known-but-illegal-crop in the USosA. It should work quite well on eradicating the poachers.

*silent laughter*


457 posted on 03/07/2012 3:43:10 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Monkey Face; TheOldLady; Eaker; humblegunner

Humble found out that deer will drink the stuff.
Which gave Eaker some entertainment during hunting camp due to deer attack.

And TOL has her own “Nibbly Deer of Doom” yard protection courtesy of the coffee.


458 posted on 03/07/2012 3:45:21 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I’m told we don’t have enough flour to make pretzels. We haz a sad.


459 posted on 03/07/2012 4:09:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Tax-chick; Darksheare; Monkey Face
"I’m told we don’t have enough flour to make pretzels. We haz a sad."

Sheesh! Don't you have any Mormon neighbors?

460 posted on 03/07/2012 4:18:32 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Monkey Face

Yes, but I’d hate to bother them when we can just go to the grocery store tomorrow.


461 posted on 03/07/2012 4:20:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Tax-chick

If you follow their guidance, you’ll never run out of food again.

You’ll also lose one of the rooms of your house.


462 posted on 03/07/2012 4:37:14 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: Tax-chick

Gather the youth into a work team, harvest some wheat, and then have them thresh it.
Once done, the youth can then hand grind the wheat into flour.

IF Ash lets them.


463 posted on 03/07/2012 4:46:22 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare; Tax-chick
"Once done, the youth can then hand grind the wheat into flour."

Stick to your mortars, Darks. Leave the pestle-ence to others.

464 posted on 03/07/2012 5:07:44 PM PST by NicknamedBob (If "everybody's different" then two of them have to be the same. It's the only way to be different.)
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To: NicknamedBob; Tax-chick

Yeah, I’m not one of the four horseplay guys of the apocalypso.


465 posted on 03/07/2012 5:22:29 PM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Monkey Face; Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; Darksheare; Scoutmaster; null and void; ColdOne; HKMk23; ...

Flotsam_Jetsome?

One of us! One of us! One of us!

(Should this have been all caps? Please excuse any gaffe. Have been driving a hundred miles in several directions all day so that hubby could have root canal done. Here’s hoping that it will improve his general health!)

Good night and sweet dreams, y’all!


466 posted on 03/07/2012 6:10:14 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Darkchylde; Darksheare

Does it seem like animals mess w/Darks’ head? Same thing happens w/my husband. I used to think he was anthropomorphizing or making stuff up, but over the years, it’s plain that he wasn’t exaggerating. When you see them all consorting, they behave in the most bizarre and undignified ways. The catz really let it all hang out around Mr. SG.


467 posted on 03/07/2012 6:14:15 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Tax-chick; Monkey Face

Thank you for Kathleen update! Was gone all day. Did I miss report on Elen’s part in Olympiad activities of last weekend?
I read about the genetics component....


468 posted on 03/07/2012 6:20:06 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Cyber Liberty; Darksheare; Darkchylde

Darksheare’s coffee makes deer behave weirdly. Not sure what it does to other species. If you find out, could you please ping the rest of us? Thx!


469 posted on 03/07/2012 6:25:20 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Darksheare; Darkchylde

Are you series?!!!!!!!!!!! A bobcat domestic mix????? How did you acquire her? I know a couple of Maine Coons that aren’t that big! (They’re my godkittens.)


470 posted on 03/07/2012 6:29:11 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: ColdOne

Sorry that I was gone all day. I’ll send you several degrees (F or C—whatever you prefer.) ;-)


471 posted on 03/07/2012 6:35:14 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

LOL! Hey when it is that cold usually means no snow!! So good thing! Give Crowbar a hug for me!


472 posted on 03/07/2012 6:51:10 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Silentgypsy; Darksheare; Darkchylde
"Not sure what it does to other species."

Hard to say, but this is what happened to one poor fool tried it with coffeemate!

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

473 posted on 03/07/2012 7:11:41 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: ColdOne

Hug delivered w/interest!


474 posted on 03/07/2012 7:32:20 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Short Bus
The fact is, most people agree Arpaio is a few cards shy of a full deck
Most people once agreed the world was flat but that did not make it so.
475 posted on 03/07/2012 7:47:44 PM PST by KingNo155
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To: Silentgypsy

I always thought K was cool.


476 posted on 03/07/2012 11:01:19 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I was a bumper sticker that read. I don’t suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute.

Can someone enjoy insanity? Can someone know their are insane? Is sanity an absolute or can you be partially insane?

Can you judge a driver by his bumper sticker?

I say you should have a good idea what a book is about by the cover. If you can’t judge a book by it’s cover it has a lousy publisher.


477 posted on 03/07/2012 11:31:19 PM PST by ThomasThomas
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To: Silentgypsy; Darksheare

She was a lovely cat, complete with ruff, ear tufts & long fur between
her toes... she hated if you touched her ruff. She was born outside to a
cat my mom eventually caught. Her cat was a calico with rather stumpy
legs, stocky body & a shorter than usual tail. As for the father, he was
even bigger than my brother’s cat. Mom said he was almost the size of
a medium dog, a little smaller. The area we lived in had bobcats in the
woods behind our house, the whole area had nice woodlands. I suppose
he can tell the rest, I only know what I’ve been told.


478 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:25 PM PST by Darkchylde ("Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings" - Ed Gardner)
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To: ThomasThomas
"Is sanity an absolute or can you be partially insane?"

I resemble that remark, absolutely.

"If you can’t judge a book by it’s cover it has a lousy publisher."

Even when a book's premise insane, it's often profitable for the publisher to telegraph their intentions.

479 posted on 03/08/2012 2:05:50 AM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: NicknamedBob
If you follow their guidance, you’ll never run out of food again. You’ll also lose one of the rooms of your house.

That suggests cannibalism. But if we had a basement ...

480 posted on 03/08/2012 2:54:52 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome; Monkey Face; fanfan; ColdOne; Cyber Liberty; Scoutmaster; Silentgypsy; ...

481 posted on 03/08/2012 3:03:15 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Silentgypsy

Good morning. I hope the dental work is successful! I haven’t had a report on Geology from Elen yet - keep forgetting to ask, in all the turmoil.

Kathleen and I went to bed early last night. I feel something like human today! And here is Pat, speaking of something like human ...


482 posted on 03/08/2012 3:38:36 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Tax-chick

Good morning! It’s great to hear that you two got some sleep! (Sleeping is now my No. 1 hobby.)


483 posted on 03/08/2012 4:49:38 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy

We were snoozing on the sofa at 8:30 and in bed by 9:30.


484 posted on 03/08/2012 4:55:30 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Silentgypsy; Darkchylde

Afraid so.
She was born on our back porch in the early 1980’s, and we caught her by luring her in with a piece of chicken.
[Cat had a chicken addiction.]
She could cover the entire couch by stretching out, she had a good three foot or so spread when she stretched her legs out.
But she looked tiny, until you picked her up.
Then she felt like a brick.
Her meow was a softer version of the bobcat MWU-OWM, from her it sounded almost polite.
She’d snort out her nose at you.
She’d hunch her shoulders and give you a fixed stare.
If you stared back she’d get upset about it, turn sideways, and slap the ground at you.
However, if she was sitting in your lap she was VERY cuddly and affectionate.
She loved being combed and fussed over.

Only one veterinarian looked at her and ID’d what she was.
Poor guy looked like he was going to choke on his mustache.
And when Mimi decided to headbutt him and purr loudly,he decided she was harmless.
[Harmless, unlesss you were a bird or a mouse. Then you were done.]


485 posted on 03/08/2012 5:27:13 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Tax-chick; Silentgypsy; Darksheare; NicknamedBob; ColdOne

My cable bill went up again, so I’m taking the box back to the company and will try to survive on bare-basic.

Unngh.

If I didn’t spend so much time in this tiny place, I probably wouldn’t mind. Anyway, it will be quite a bit less each month, even though I won’t get NCIS or the Graham Norton Show or BBA’s Top Gear. :o([


486 posted on 03/08/2012 5:30:14 AM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Monkey Face

Here they take away channels that are on basic cable and then charge youmore for it.


487 posted on 03/08/2012 5:57:18 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Monkey Face; Darksheare

There’s always radio ...


488 posted on 03/08/2012 6:20:26 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Tax-chick; Monkey Face

GAAAK!
Disco song stuck in my head.
“On the radio Oh-WOAH-WOAH-WOAH.”


489 posted on 03/08/2012 6:31:09 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I can hear that, but no other words are associated, so far.


490 posted on 03/08/2012 7:13:38 AM PST by Tax-chick (Maybe it IS about contraception. Read "Planned Parenthood v. Casey" decision, 1992.)
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To: Darksheare

The problem here is that most stations that come in clear are Rap, Hispanic or New Wave. Even the C&W stations have a tough time deciding what is really C&W and what is Crossover, so listening causes ear pollution.

Oh well...


491 posted on 03/08/2012 7:14:10 AM PST by Monkey Face (If you think health care is expensive now, wait til it's free.)
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To: Tax-chick

That’s why it is so horrible.
Everyone knows the supposed chorus of that disco tune.


492 posted on 03/08/2012 7:19:35 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Monkey Face

Here we have Vassar college with their own radio station.
And very often they play music that flat out sucks.
Tunes that should never get air time.
Tunes that are so horrible they were put out by a no name label..


493 posted on 03/08/2012 7:21:25 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Monkey Face

We’re planning to get rid of satellite TV and replace it with an antenna that reputedly has a signal range of at least 100 miles. My husband turned the TV off experimentally for a few days and I didn’t notice it. (We tune in talk radio on the laptops which is more interesting anyway.)


494 posted on 03/08/2012 7:25:20 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Tax-chick

“...don’t have enough flour to make pretzels.” Do you make the hard ones or the soft ones?


495 posted on 03/08/2012 7:33:52 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: ThomasThomas

How does K convert to F and C?


496 posted on 03/08/2012 7:38:18 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Darkchylde; Darksheare

Do you have a photo of her?

I’m derelict in my duty to get a pic of Crowbar. We took him for a checkup and immunizations two days after he adopted us, and today we brought him in for neutering in hopes that some of his undesirable behaviors will go away. We tried behavioral mod with him but he had a setback this morning so we followed through at the vet today. *Sigh*


497 posted on 03/08/2012 7:43:36 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Silentgypsy; Darkchylde

Yes, but not scanned.


498 posted on 03/08/2012 7:52:00 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare

I think you’ve just hit on something! Our TN cats do a MWU-OWM. They seem bigger than the domestic cats around here. Gotta websearch bobcat calls.


499 posted on 03/08/2012 7:54:17 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: Darksheare; Monkey Face

“Here they take away channels that are on basic cable and then charge youmore for it.” Yeah, they do that *and* change our lineup. Last time it worked to our advantage because we got National Geographic back. A few changes ago, they did some weird thing on the science fiction channel so that we got wrestling and mixed martial arts. The only conclusion you can come to is that they have learning-disabled chimpanzees throwing darts at a board that’s somehow correlated to programming. Blech.


500 posted on 03/08/2012 7:59:40 AM PST by Silentgypsy
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