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  • Shep to State Dep’t spox: You guys've basically adopted Cheney’s theory of preventive war now, huh?

    09/24/2014 6:59:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Via Mediaite, indeed they have — and this isn’t the first time that point has been made by a reporter to a State Department mouthpiece. Shep is correct in the precision of his terms, too. Although lazy people like me refer to the Bush/Cheney approach as “preemptive” war, preemption really describes a case where you have reason to believe your enemy’s about to land a punch on you. You’re preempting the blow by hitting him first; the imminence of his attack is key. The Bush/Cheney approach vis-a-vis Saddam was really one of preventive war. It wasn’t a matter of Saddam...
  • Look to the governors in 2016 (Not the Senators)

    08/18/2013 9:26:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier this week, CNN asked me to write an op-ed on Ted Cruz, and whether he’s a realistic contender for the presidency. My reaction: Of course he is — but probably not in 2016. And for that matter, neither are the Republicans who seem to get the most mention for that position: No one doubts that Cruz has a bright future in the Republican Party, but that doesn’t mean the future is now.Cruz, like Rubio and Rand Paul, have only barely arrived on the national stage and are many years younger than their sell-by date. None of the three has...
  • Fear of flying — Why the iPad 2 isn’t even better

    03/04/2011 8:36:25 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    I, Cringely ^ | March 3, 2011 | Robert S. Cringely
    A good friend of mine pointed out the money phrase from Steve Jobs at this week’s iPad 2 introduction: “This is worth repeating. It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology is not enough. It’s tech married with the liberal arts and the humanities. Nowhere is that more true than in the post-PC products. Our competitors are looking at this like it’s the next PC market. That is not the right approach to this. These are post-PC devices that need to be easier to use than a PC, more intuitive.” It’s an insightful even brilliant statement that’s 100 percent true. Then why...
  • Great news: Cuba banned Michael Moore documentary for being too rosy about Cuban health care

    12/18/2010 5:36:52 PM PST · by nuconvert · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Dec. 17, 2010 | Allahpundit
    No foolin’. So fulsomely slavish to the cause have our progressive icons become that their propaganda now makes even the Castros blush. Keep on rocking, “reality-based community.” Incidentally, this story comes from a Wikileaks document. Second look at Assange? [T]he memo reveals that when the film was shown to a group of Cuban doctors, some became so “disturbed at the blatant misrepresentation of healthcare in Cuba that they left the room”. Castro’s government apparently went on to ban the film because, the leaked cable claims, it “knows the film is a myth and does not want to risk a popular...
  • Allahpundit - Aggregator Extraordinaire?

    10/06/2010 6:32:25 PM PDT · by sussex · 4 replies
    The Aged ^ | 07/10/10 | the Aged P
    Am I the only one to notice that many other US bloggers on the right will use either contacts or inside information in their posts but AP, though a brilliant wordsmith, often appears to tell us nothing that we couldn’t find out from reading stuff ourselves.
  • PPP poll: Sarah Palin leads GOP field — among Republicans who say they’ve smoked pot

    08/14/2010 8:04:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/15/2010 | AllahPundit
    Who was it, remind me, who was ahead of the curve on this? Who was it who called on her to gently appeal to the legalization crowd weeks before she ended up dropping that mini-bombshell on Napolitano’s show about marijuana laws being overenforced?C’mon. I have, like, three good ideas a year. Give a man some props. Among Republicans who say they’ve smoked Marijuana:Palin 25 Gingrich 22 Huckabee 17 Romney 17 Paul 8Among Republicans who say they have not smoked Marijuana:Huckabee 24 Romney 23 Gingrich 21 Palin 21 Paul 3 The sample size was only, er, 83 people, but even so,...
  • New study: Many highly educated people mistakenly believe they’re left-wing

    07/14/2010 6:54:09 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | July 14, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Really? The only one I can think of is Mickey Kaus. The study suggests that some people may end up voting for left of centre parties because they hold the mistaken belief that they are left wing… “The most startling result is that the more educated tend to believe that they are more left-wing than they are measured as being,” said Dr Rockey. “That is, well-educated individuals are more likely to think that they are quite left-wing but actually believe things that compared to the rest of the population would make them comparatively right-wing. “The analysis suggests that the cause...
  • New Jan Brewer Ad.

    06/26/2010 6:00:36 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | 06/25/10 | Jan Brewer
    Via the Right Scoop, proof positive that Palin’s not the only Republican governor who knows how to spin populist gold out of Obama’s failings. The necessary materials? An extremely popular Arizona immigration law, soon to be challenged by the federal government; freaky deaky reports of parts of the state turning into no man’s land thanks to weak border enforcement; and of course a broken promise by The One to send at least token reinforcements to help out. Weave them all together and voila — you’ve got an incumbent who was struggling three months ago on her way to re-election with...
  • Joe the Plumber: I can’t support Palin if she supports McCain

    02/15/2010 6:25:41 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 144 replies · 2,431+ views
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 15, 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Where does this fit in the great hierarchy of authenticity politics? Sarahcuda may be the most salt-of-the-earth pol on the American landscape but she’s also an internationally famous celebrity and multimillionaire. Surely a blue-collar Joe who’s been known to fix toilets outranks her. Does that mean she’s now been formally excommunicated from the church of “true conservatism” — as I suspected — or did yesterday’s NASCAR appearance imbue her with some sort of impregnable authenticity forcefield? More importantly, does this mean Meggie Mac was right? Wurzelbacher touched on several different points during his speech, and many of them were surprising....
  • The Real Story Behind Newt And Dede's Breakup

    10/31/2009 1:44:01 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 18 replies · 1,017+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/31/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    The shotgun wedding is officially off. You guys will dump on him as a johnny-come-lately, but (a) his support for Scozzafava was always strategic, driven more by stopping the Democrats next year than stopping Hoffman and (b) as her most prominent Republican supporter, this is the most important endorsement Hoffman could have right now aside from Scozzafava’s (or maybe Snowe’s or Collins’s). Yes, it's kind of Allahpundit's job to dampen any news that puts smiles on the faces of hardcore conservatives. Rabid Hot Air readers (like myself) know that's just sort of what he does. I'm not dumping on Newt...
  • PPP poll: Palin’s favorability at 37/55 (Obama leads Palin by wide margin in head-to-head)

    09/27/2009 5:27:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 119 replies · 3,453+ views
    Hotair ^ | 9/26/2009 | Allahpundit
    Head-to-head with Obama, she’s steady from last month: He led her 52/38 in August and leads 53/38 now. But her favorables are in the toilet, dropping from 47/45 in July to 40/49 in August to … 37/55. The positive spin for Palin fans, I guess, is that the less the public sees of her, the worse she seems to do, which turns the conventional media wisdom on its head. Now that she’s reemerged to hit the lecture circuit, it’ll be interesting to see if she spikes up in October. Another ominous trend: Her favorability among Republicans was higher last month...
  • 'DNC Suggests Town Hall Protestors are Fringe Birther Mob'

    08/05/2009 7:29:49 PM PDT · by SloopJohnB · 40 replies · 964+ views
    News Busters ^ | August 5, 2009 | Noel Sheppard
    The Democratic National Committee has released a new video to push back against protests happening at town hall meetings across the country, and according to ABC's Jake Tapper, these demonstrators are being depicted as "irrational birthers who want to 'destroy' President Obama."
  • Birthers of a Nation & The Paranoid Style of American Liberalism

    08/05/2009 3:41:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 1,215+ views
    The National Review ^ | August 5, 2009 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think Jamie Kirchik has the politics pretty much exactly right. Eugene Robinson, Joe Conason and E.J. Dionne, in addition to all the politicians and bloggers Jamie mentions, have been pumping the birther story in order to tar Republicans as extremists at precisely the moment their own agenda is being rejected by the American people for it's own extremism. Even the folks at Mother Jones think this is a plausible explanation of the administration's behavior: If the White House thinks the birther movement is hurting the Republican party, they might refrain from doing anything that could cause the GOP to...
  • The Greatest Conspiracy of All (David Weigel in a flop sweat)

    08/05/2009 10:00:12 AM PDT · by pissant · 23 replies · 869+ views
    Wash. Independent ^ | 8/5/09 | David Weigel
    This thread at the Right Side of Life, keying off of a thread, is actually a pretty useful look at the way facts bounce off of the “birther” community like so many eggs off of a Humvee. David Wiegel (sic) is a regular poster at the Politijab Forum. Actually, no: I joined the site in order to read the threads at that superlative Web forum for “birther”-debunkers. I’ve never posted a comment there. The rest of the argument posits that “Politijab is an astroturf site” because its inbound links come from AOL News, Daily Kos, Topix, and Democratic Underground....
  • Lou Dobbs Jokes with Candy Crowley, "Don't Say 'Birther' - Not on this Broadcast" - Video 8/4/09

    08/05/2009 9:55:29 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies · 779+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 5, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video last night of CNN's Lou Dobbs joking with reporter Candy Crowley after she said the word "birther" on his broadcast as she made the point that the White House is trying to discredit protesters at ObamaCare Town Hall Meetings by saying they are all members of "fringe" groups. After she used the word "birther," Dobbs interrupted saying, "Oh God, don't say 'birther' whatever you do, not on this broadcast." Dobbs has been under fire for reporting on the Obama Birth Certificate controversy, even to the point that some have called for CNN to fire him for doing...
  • Does "King of the World" Need a Birth Certificate?

    08/05/2009 9:00:11 AM PDT · by jazminerose · 15 replies · 1,207+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/5/09 | Judi McLeod & Douglas Hagmann
    Since his arrival at the White House, Barack Obama has been touted as `King of the World’ rather than USA president. As King of the World, does Obama really need born-in-USA status? On the occasion of their president’s 48th birthday yesterday, Americans still don’t know for certain from whence he came, only where he is leading them. There was a mammoth picture of the Birthday Boy on display outside the White House, but no pictures of him pursing his lips to blow out the candles on a birthday cake, which may have served as a reminder that this is a...
  • The New "B" Word -- "Birther"

    08/05/2009 9:09:24 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 22 replies · 706+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | August 4, 2009 | Colette Moran
    I've never really been called a "Broad" -- but I've been told that once upon a time it was actually a compliment. A Broad could hold her liquor, make a guy laugh, comment about a ballgame... Think Maclaine or Dickinson in the Rat Pack days. I like to think I'm a Broad. (Ok the liquor thing -- not so much anymore. I'm a lightweight now. Practically a teetotaler.)Shirley Maclaine when she was a fun broad -- not a New Age quack.And I've managed seldom to be called a "Witch with a B" -- to my face anyway. I deliberately chose a husband who does not use such...
  • AIM Editor Cliff Kincaid Releases Birth Certificate

    08/05/2009 5:39:00 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 29 replies · 1,890+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | August 4, 2009 | PRESS RELEASE
    Cliff Kincaid, the editor of Accuracy in Media, has released a copy of his own birth certificate, in order to demonstrate what needs to be done to resolve the growing controversy over the alleged birth certificate of President Barack Obama. "My birth certificate includes the names of my mother and father, my mother's doctor, and the hospital in which I was born," said Kincaid. "This certified copy of an original long form document is what anyone who wants to be president should be prepared to produce. Why is this a controversy?" Kincaid went on, "It reveals that my mother's maiden...
  • Attempt to debunk Obama's Kenyan birth certificate debunked (Barry name change legal?)

    08/05/2009 6:30:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies · 3,570+ views ^ | August 5, 2009 | Geoff Linsley
    Along with the introduction of what appears to be the most valid-looking Obama birth certificate came an almost immediate attempt to debunk it. This attempt was immediately eaten up by MSNBC, Obama’s main propaganda network, by hosts like Keith Olbermann.  The main argument of this attempt to debunk the certificate is that Kenya hadn’t yet become a republic at the time the document was dated: Feb 14, 1964. The argument is that Kenya was officially declared a republic in December of that year. The second most important argument is that the region he was born in wasn’t called Mombasa at the time:...
  • Dear Freepers, Oppose Obama on the issues, not his alleged legitimacy (he really is legit)

    08/05/2009 6:40:35 AM PDT · by Edward Watson · 194 replies · 3,632+ views
    Aug 5, 2009
    In my personal opinion, Obama is a disaster for America. I believe future historians will describe this period as the OBAMA CATASTROPHE - the time when America collectively lost its mind and voted for a man and a group of leftists who quickly destroyed the nation in favor of socialism and income redistribution. However, if people want to save the American nation and way of life - the best and most benevolent society in human history; opposition must be passionate and RATIONAL. The entire legitimacy or birther issue is indeed passionate but definitely not rational. It has been frustrating to...
  • Chuck Norris: I agree with Dobbs

    08/04/2009 10:44:23 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies · 3,272+ views
    Politico ^ | 8-4-09 | Michael Calderone
    Lou Dobbs, and his network, have been receiving a lot of criticism lately for the host's promotion of a debunked conspiracy theory. But Dobbs has a new ally: actor and former Mike Huckabee supporter Chuck Norris. Norris writes: "I agree with CNN's Lou Dobbs, who was chastised by his own media outlet for demanding the release of your original birth certificate."

    08/04/2009 10:00:16 PM PDT · by kellynla · 45 replies · 2,497+ views ^ | August 03, 2009 | staff
    Before reading the "affidavit" comment text below please take note that Hillary Clinton is scheduled to take what appears to be a surprise visit to Kenya today - August 3rd! She departed Andrews AirForce Base for Nairobi, Kenya and has nothing scheduled for August 4th. Is she rushing off to do damage control and buy the existing photos for Oba-Hussein now that the Kenyan BC has surfaced or indulging her own curiosity? Or to threaten or bribe Kitau and others into silence? Remember that during her campaign, a lawyer who supported her for President had announced that two certified copies...
  • Americans argue to extremes, sure, but they also care deeply [ObamaCare, SCOTUS & Birthers](Barf)

    08/04/2009 10:08:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 677+ views
    The Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | August 5, 2009 | John Ibbitson
    rovided it stays on schedule, the Senate will confirm Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court on Thursday. All 60 senators in the Democratic caucus are expected to vote aye, and about half a dozen Republicans will go along. One, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, explained that Judge Sotomayor would not be his choice, but Barack Obama won the election, and should get to decide who goes on the bench. Reason. House Minority Leader John Boehner sent out a release, warning the Democrats' proposed health-care legislation will “start us down a treacherous path toward government-encouraged euthanasia.” Lunacy. One of the...
  • Threats, birthers and Obama - Has the media been muzzled or sold out!

    08/04/2009 10:06:09 PM PDT · by pissant · 15 replies · 931+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/4/09 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    Is there a real story to track regarding where Obama was born and his records? I have been called many names, Islamaphobe, Homophobe, racist and now birther. I and others leading the charge to find the truth about who Obama is and where he was really born are called Right wing extremists and now we have a special category of scandal and strangeness…..we are BIRTHERS! I am planning to break ground on a museum highlighting all my assigned syndromes, mental illness , domestic terrorist classifications and stigmas. It will be a very large and grand building highlighting the many labels...
  • Obama 'mama': 15 days from birth to Seattle class

    08/04/2009 8:37:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 233 replies · 8,134+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 4, 2009 | J Jerome R. Corsi
    Stanley Ann Dunham, Barack Obama's mother, was registered for college classes in Seattle only 15 days after reportedly delivering her first-born child in Honolulu, according to school records obtained by WND. How Dunham was able to travel the 2,680 air miles from Honolulu to Seattle only a few days after the birth of her baby – at a time when trans-Pacific travel likely was at a speed half of today's jets – is not disclosed in the currently available public record concerning President Obama's birth. Nor is there anything on the public record to explain how Dunham managed to find...
  • A simple comparison of reporting - The "Birther" issue and media bias

    08/04/2009 7:49:08 PM PDT · by jameslalor · 6 replies · 890+ views
    I have become increasingly infuriated over the condescending and outright insulting reporting of the "Birther" issue in the news media. As such, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to locate a news article describing the concerns about John McCain's eligibility that existed back before the primaries and compare the tone of the reporting to a more recent article that describes the current concerns about Barack Obama's eligibility. As I am publicly decrying bias, I should take a moment to describe where my own bias lies. It is important to note that I really believe the birth certificate issue...
  • What happened to Michelle Obama's law license ?

    08/04/2009 9:00:27 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 60 replies · 8,684+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 4, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    Why did Michelle Obama give up her license to practice law in 1993? Records listed at the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois list her status as "voluntarily inactive and not authorized to practice law." It further states that Michelle license is "on court ordered inactive status." The statement has many bloggers wondering why a court would issue an order to stop Michelle Obama from practicing law, and some have even suggested the first lady faced may have been facing allegations of misconduct. Michelle Obama, known as Michelle Robinson at the time, attended Princeton University...
  • Kenyan document ignites firestorm over authenticity (Let's Discuss Bomford HERE)

    08/04/2009 7:33:27 PM PDT · by pissant · 672 replies · 19,493+ views
    WND ^ | 8/4/09 | Staff
    A document unveiled by a California attorney in her quest to determine President Obama's place of birth has been condemned as a forgery by critics who deride as nonsense the challenges that have been raised to the president based on the U.S. Constitution's demand that the Oval Office occupant be a "natural born" citizen. But those on the other side, who would like to see the original documentation of Obama's birth place revealed, say there are factors that indicate the Kenyan birth document could be real. WND reported when the document was submitted to a California court by California attorney...
  • Kenya 'birth certificate' said to be fake

    08/04/2009 7:16:50 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 33 replies · 2,318+ views
    UPI ^ | 8/4/09
    MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A birth certificate a California lawyer claims shows President Barack Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen is a fake, a blogger says. In a post on the Web site, Steve Eddy of California said he discovered through an online search that the document released by "birther" Orly Taitz was a doctored version of the birth certificate for David Jeffrey Bomford, born in South Australia in April 1959, reported Tuesday. Salon reported that Taitz responded by saying, "Obama's thugs in mainstream media came up with this Bomford report in order to...
  • Obama Joker poster: Manufactured hate? "tea baggers'' and "birthers'' are stirring the pot

    08/04/2009 6:15:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies · 4,382+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | August 4, 2009 | Mark Silva
    In the realm of street art, the posters portraying President Barack Obama as the Joker, as played by the late Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight, aren't high art. They aren't like the iconic images of "Hope'' that sprouted during the Obama camapign. But then, these are the post-campaign portraits of discontent in some quarters. And, like their predecessors, the newest posters are becoming an Internet sensation among those for whom a picture is worth 1,000 words--or one word, in the case of this poster campaign: "socialism." Looking at the anonymously created posters that started on the streets of L.A....
  • Salon's handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers

    08/04/2009 6:22:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 14 replies · 935+ views
    Salon ^ | 8/4/09 | Alex Koppelman
    Aug. 5, 2009 | There are, sadly, a lot of Birthers out there. A recent poll showed that 11 percent of Americans -- including 28 percent of Republicans -- don't believe President Obama was born in the U.S. Another 12 percent aren't sure. So, at some point, you're likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there's a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide...
  • UPI: 'Birther': She has Obama birth certificate

    08/04/2009 6:07:57 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 98 replies · 3,578+ views
    United Press International ^ | August 4, 2009 | UPI Staff
    MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A California lawyer who has filed a lawsuit alleging President Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen says she has a copy of his Kenyan birth certificate. Orly Taitz of Mission Viejo, a leading "birther," filed a motion over the weekend for quick action on her lawsuit, The Orange County Register reported. She acknowledged the Kenyan document might be a forgery and asked U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to request verification from the Kenyan government. "There are no ready means of authentication except by recovery of the original document," she said in...
  • The Dangerous Precedent Set by Obama being President

    08/04/2009 1:26:49 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 117 replies · 1,728+ views
    Obama’s father was never a US citizen, nor was he ever permanently domiciled in the US. At birth, Obama was a British citizen. [He's also been a Kenyan citizen and perhaps a citizen of Indonesia as well.] Obama admits his birth status was governed by Great Britain. The question presented then is whether the US is willing to allow persons who were born without a single allegiance to the US to be Commander in Chief of our military. For it is this specific fear that prompted our first Supreme Court Chief Justice – John Jay – to suggest to George...
  • Freemasons to ‘Birthers’: rise of D.C. conspiracy theories (Flop Sweat continues...)

    08/04/2009 2:13:40 PM PDT · by pissant · 24 replies · 954+ views
    Crhistian Science Monitor ^ | 8/4/09 | Alexandra Marks
    Political conspiracy theories – like the so-called “birther” allegation that Obama is not a legitimate US citizen – are as old as the nation. In the late 1700s, it was rumored that the Freemasons were actually a Satanic cult and George Washington was a member who was elevated to the presidency so they could control the country. Such views were generally held by a few fringe groups and were viewed by the mainstream culture as a bit nutty. But in the past few decades, conspiracy theories have tended to become a part of mainstream political culture, say political analysts. They...
  • Joseph Farah - It's still coming -- maybe tomorrow

    08/04/2009 3:10:02 PM PDT · by Nasher · 95 replies · 6,612+ views
    via Twitter ^ | 8/4/09 | Joseph Farah
    The big story I promised you last week on eligibility issue was NOT the Kenyan birth document. I didn't even know about that last week.
  • Obama Birth Certificate Issue Causing Needless Distractions

    08/04/2009 3:25:23 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 48 replies · 1,425+ views
    News Max ^ | August 4, 2009 | Pamela Geller
    On Aug. 2 there came to light a birth certificate showing that Barack Obama was born in Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya in 1961. It was published far and wide, but was quickly shown to be a forgery: It says it was issued by the Republic of Kenya on Feb. 17, 1964, before there was a Republic of Kenya, and when Kenya was still a British Dominion. Who would have an interest in publishing such an obvious forgery at this time? How did the Obama birth certificate question, so widely ridiculed by both the left and the right, become...
  • Now Glenn Beck Slams Obama's Birth Issue

    08/04/2009 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 41 replies · 1,363+ views
    Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck says people should be focusing on the goals President Obama is pursuing and the way he is reaching them instead of questioning his eligibility to be president. "I have to tell you, the – I mean, first of all, the birther thing, what are you going to do. Even if it was true, what, are you going to take him out of office?" he said today on his radio show. "You can't do that."--WND We should do both! As Joe Farah correctly observes if Obama would simply make public his long-form birth certificate, all...
  • The presidential campaign of 2009 (Birthers, healthers and Obama) [Barf Alert]

    08/04/2009 3:41:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 508+ views
    The Janesville Gazette ^ | August 4, 2001 | Rick Horowitz
    Silly me. Silly you. Here we were thinking that the presidential election of 2008 was over and done with in—well, in 2008. And that the winner was a certain junior senator from the great state of Illinois, who rolled up a victory margin of landslide proportions (at least by modern-day standards, and certainly by George W. Bush standards, to pick a name at random). Anyway, you were somehow under the impression that all of that was settled business. Fat chance. Not that you were expecting the loyal opposition to roll over and play dead. That was never in the cards—not...
  • 47O44 on Obama Kenyan Certificate

    08/04/2009 4:36:57 PM PDT · by plenipotentiary · 73 replies · 3,199+ views
    47O44. I think I can see where the number comes from now. Its the 47th Copy Birth Certificate issued that year/month/day, by O for Oduya, the Deputy Registrar, and 44 refers to the Register/book it's recorded in.
  • Some people just hate birthers [Vulgar language alert]

    08/04/2009 12:39:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies · 1,895+ views
    I have to admit, I had never heard the term “birther” before. I don’t watch tv much, so I guess that’s why. doesn’t have a clue what “birther” is either. So, whenever a word is used I don’t know and doesn’t either, I go to They of course have it. According to them, birther has several definitions: A conspiracy theorist who believes that Barack Obama is ineligible for the Presidency of the United States, based on any number of claims related to his place of birth, birth certificate, favorite birthday, or whether or not he has heard...
  • To Tell You The Truth, These Conspiracists Scare Me

    08/04/2009 11:41:38 AM PDT · by steve-b · 40 replies · 1,197+ views
    Times of London ^ | 8/4/09 | James Bone
    Journalist are often sent to places — a war zone, a natural disaster, or a crime-ridden slum — that are physically scary. Those assignments routinely win prizes. Sometimes they may be asked to cover a story that is intellectually scary. Those assignments are less dramatic but can reveal more about human nature. Perhaps the most intellectually scary assignment I have had in recent years was to cover a meeting of the so-called "9/11 Truth Movement" in the East Village, New York. This gruesome assortment of conspiracy theorists insists that the attacks on the US of September 11, 2001 were an...
  • American Citizen, Native Born Citizen, Natural Born Citizen, Why these Terms are Important?

    08/04/2009 12:25:56 PM PDT · by Hillary'sMoralVoid · 57 replies · 1,970+ views
    His Master's Voice | 8/4/09 | HMV
    What I find so amazing about the "birther bashers" (or "afterbirthers" as I call them) is that they have so little appreciation for the complexity of Obama's citizenship dilemma. They also do not appreciate the trap doors that exist at various points in his life regarding adoption and immigration between countries where he resided. Most of all, though, they don't understand the basic terms that they banter about. In short, Obama's life path is fraught with potentially disqualifying conditions for the office he holds. As a constitutional law instructor, perhaps no one understands these conditions like he does, and that...
  • If they keep this up, the party will be over (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES THREATENS THE GOP)

    08/04/2009 10:10:56 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 83 replies · 2,711+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 4, 2009 | John Barron, Tom McNamee, Don Hayner, Andrew Herrman
    In case you haven't heard, President Obama is a member of a secret Kenyan terrorist cell who is scheming to dispatch waves of government bureaucrats to tell grandmas and grandpas how to off themselves. Such is the intellectual weight of a segment of the Republican Party these days. Or as one commentator recently put it, the GOP has decided "to double down on crazy." We're talking about two controversies here, one involving the so-called birther movement, which questions the citizenship of the president; the other involving mandatory "end-of-life" counseling that's supposedly part of the president's health care plan. The controversies...
  • Birthers...Traitors? Or Merely Fools? (You had to see this coming if the race card ain't working)

    08/03/2009 9:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,040+ views
    WhitesCreek Journal ^ | August 3, 2009
    If someone intentionally tried to thwart the workings of the United States government by fake documents and misinformation, we would normally call them “espionage agents” and try them for treason if they were exposed and caught. So what about the people who have several versions of a fake Obama birth certificate that purports to prove he was born in the Republic of Kenya and therefore can’t serve as President? Isn’t that treason? The best of these forgeries has several versions, some better Photoshop products than others, but the funny thing about all this is that they are all so bad...
  • MSNBC Duo Engage in Screaming Match with "Attorney" for the "Birther" Movement - Video 8/3/09

    08/03/2009 8:44:58 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 10 replies · 946+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video today of MSNBC's David Schuster getting into a complete screaming match with who he called the attorney for the "birther" movement. I must say everyone involved in this knock-down-drag-out was pathetic. Schuster and the co-host repeatedly called the woman "crazy" and "crank" and never really gave her a chance to speak. However, the attorney did not really come across as believable as well, though she was harassed the entire segment. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Birthers: A Natural Born Kenyan?

    08/03/2009 8:21:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,351+ views
    I haven’t run too many stories on this Obama birth certificate stuff. It seemed too far out, at least at first. Many of the lawsuits brought up on this subject were thrown out. Several of the original movers and shakers were people with, um, a bit of a wobbly reputation. But the story persists. Just last week I watched Ann Coulter cut the Birthers off at the knees, write them off as nut cases, and distance herself from their quest. Birthers are the new 9/11 Conspiracy Truthers. But unlike the Truthers, the Birthers questions can be answered. It really does...
  • Heads Up - Multiple COLBS Warning [someone swapped out the Kenya BC AFTER it was posted]

    08/03/2009 2:12:53 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 2,311 replies · 109,866+ views
    Various ^ | August 3, 2009 | Various
    There are now modified photos of the COLB that broke here yesterday. The changes are so slight, that no one is noticing them. The original one posted in breaking news: One of the modified ones: The changes are so subtle, you can barely tell which one you are looking at. This modified one is showing jokes like: The Font of the Certificate=Schmutz (A Schmutz is a chump, as in you are a chump) #5733=The number of the Certificate, is code for : "Problem with Windows REGISTRY", a sly reference to your claim that Obama does not appear on the Hawaii...
  • Fake Obama Kenya birth certificate?

    08/02/2009 4:56:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,189 replies · 76,154+ views
    And then one of our moderators spotted this: It has several clues, but also there's this question: Who is E. F. Lavender? Earth Friendly Lavender detergent?
  • Barack Obama: Will the Controversy Over the Birthplace of the U.S. President End?

    08/01/2009 10:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 2,004+ views
    Suite 101 ^ | July 31, 2009 | Elvira Nieto
    It appears that some people are still not convinced that the 44th president of the United States legitimately assumed the office. What exactly is the issue? With all the problems still plaguing the country – health care, the economy, unemployment – why are so many people intent on keeping the supposed controversy of the citizenship of the President of the United States in the forefront? The Birthers “The birthers” as they’ve come to be known, are a group of activists, theorist and attorneys dead set on proving that this particular president, under constitutional grounds, should not be in office (which...
  • Will changing name of document fix problem?

    07/31/2009 10:32:25 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 16 replies · 929+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Aug 01, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    Will changing the name of a document fix the problem facing Hawaii officials over questions about President Obama's original long-form "birth certificate?" Someone may think so, according to a new report. The report confirmed that the state in recent days has dropped the "Certification of Live Birth" that it has used for a number of years to headline abbreviated computer-generated documents citing birth information in the state's database, and the documents now are being called a "Certificate of Live Birth." The suggestion comes in a report by an investigator commissioned by a retired CIA officer on the documentation of Obama's...