Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston

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IMPORTANT CORRECTION!

Several conservative bloggers have been repeating this misinformation (which they probably read on other rightwing blogs and news sites):

"We do know from every media source that three representatives from the White House will attend Brown's funeral tomorrow. I think that at least one of those representatives went to school with Michael Brown's mother back in high school.

In contrast, there was not a single representative from the Obama administration at the recent burial of Major General Greene at Arlington National Cemetery."


The above claim is TOTALLY WRONG. This is what happens in the right wing blog sphere. They read a false claim and it spreads like wildfire.

The fact is that President Obama's cabinet officer, Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel attended Major General Greene's funeral.

Will the right wing blogs and news sites retract their abominable lie?

Of course not.

"Right-wing media outlets criticized the Obama administration over news that three administration officials planned to attend shooting victim Michael Brown's funeral, citing the myth that the White House failed to send representation to the funeral of Maj. Gen. Harold Greene, who was killed in Afghanistan -- In reality, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel attended the two star general's service."

Friday, March 6, 2009

FEDERAL JUDGE CALLS OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE CONTROVERSY A WASTE OF TIME

Wingnuts take notice.

President Obama is a natural born citizen. Discussion over. It's time to turn your attention to his sneaky plan to conscript your sons and daughters into his private police force, take away your assault weapons, and force you to make pesto sauce out of kittens.


Another lawsuit challenging President Obama's eligibility to be president has been thrown out of court:


WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit questioning President Barack Obama's citizenship, lambasting the case as a waste of the court's time and suggesting the plaintiff's attorney may have to compensate the president's lawyer.


"In an argument popular on the Internet and taken seriously practically nowhere else, Obama's critics argue he is ineligible to be president because he is not a "natural-born citizen" as the Constitution requires.

In response last summer, Obama's campaign posted his Hawaiian birth certificate on its Web site. But the lawsuit argues it is a fake and that Obama was actually born in his father's homeland of Kenya, even though Hawaiian officials have said the document is authentic.

"This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do," U.S. District Judge James Robertson said in his written opinion.

The lawsuit didn't even use Obama's legal name but called him "Barry Soetoro," the name he went by while attending elementary school in Indonesia. It's one of many that has been filed claiming Obama is ineligible to serve as president.

Robertson ordered plaintiff's attorney John Hemenway of Colorado Springs, Colo., to show why he hasn't violated court rules barring frivolous and harassing cases and shouldn't have to pay Obama's attorney, Bob Bauer, for his time arguing that the case should be thrown out."


h/t to Gordon for posting this link:

But some people just won't let go of this bone. Here are some choice comments from the above link on Judge Robinson's decision:

"Of course, if being raised and "mentored" (buggered, I'd guess, in Ayers' case, based on his literature) by Muslims and Communists and rising to power in the Chicago machine isn't a bad thing, why should anyone even research some stupid Constitutional issue?"

"Bullshit. I call shenanigans."

But this one's my favorite:

"I think he's hiding the birth certificate because it lists Frank Marshall Davis as the father. That's based on the fact that he looks like Davis, Davis took an interest in him while he was growing up, Davis wrote a semi-autobiographical book where he talks about nailing young white chicks in Hawaii, he looks nothing like Obama Sr, and he shows no signs of being bright enough to be the kid of a black guy smart enough to get into a Harvard grad program in the early 60s.But he could just be a coke snorting communist who cheated his way into the presidency and is now busily destroying America."

26 comments:

Lynne said...

Lordy I hope this is the last time we have to talk about this ridiculousness!!

dmarks said...

Yawn. This is still around?

As for "It's time to turn your attention to his sneaky plan...", the worst one I remember was when someone claimed that Obama was a sort of Islamic Manchurian Candidate who planned to kill every man, woman, and child in America as soon as he took office.

Shaw Kenawe said...

dmarks!

Shhhh! You're giving away too much!

Gordon said...

If you haven't read the judge's memo that came with the ruling, you should. It's delicious.

http://minx.cc/?post=283907

Lynne said...

However, the blog that you linked is not so delicious. Full of conspiracy theorists who still want Barack Obama to show up at their doors with the original birth certificate in hand along with an official from the State of Hawaii, the nurse who assisted in the birth and the umbilical cord to prove he was born here. This sickness apparently has no cure.

dmarks said...

Lynne: They will always be barking beyond the edge of reason, along with the nuts who claimed that Cheney blew up the WTC, that Hillary executed Vince Foster, and that anyone other than Oswald killed JFK.

Time said...

Or the nut jobs who think there were WMDs in Iraq, or a yellow cake sale. And call President Bush, Colin Powell, and the US military liars if they state otherwise.

These kind of nut jobs spend their time hiding from the media they think is conspiring against them, the black helicopters and space aliens they think are trying to kidnap them, and the people of America who they think are trying to destroy America.

The "Trekies" have come out of their parents basements, and are judging the country in their perverted reality.

This stupid lawsuit is brought by the same nut jobs.

The Secret Service worries about these nut jobs. They are the nut jobs that would rather see the President dead, than have to admit they have a black man as their President.

I've seen racism hidden behind many things, but this lawsuit truly is insipid, and so are the nut jobs who believe this crap.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The people who continue to question Pres. Obama's birth certificate would find other reasons to delegitimize him if they didn't have this absurd obsession.

He's a Democrat, he's liberal, and he's the first bi-racial American to win the White House.

Those reasons are enough to keep their heads exploding for the next 8 years.

dmarks said...

Time: You are pretty good there starting with the 2nd paragraph. Not sure what Trekkies have to do with this though! Not sure, but I think Trekkies tend toward the liberal, anyway.

Time said...

Not surprised you don't get it. You are one.

dmarks said...

No, I don't get it. Not without something that provides some sort of support to the idea that Trekkies as a group are conspiracy nutters.

TRUTH 101 said...

Battlestar Galacticers are the conspiracy nuts. Trekies are too self absorbed. Live long and prosper everyone.

dmarks said...

More about Time's "The "Trekies"....are judging the country in their perverted reality.....This stupid lawsuit is brought by the same nut jobs....They are the nut jobs that would rather see the President dead, than have to admit they have a black man as their President."

Check this link to a discussion at Daily Kos. It is not conclusive, but it shows a positive connection between Trekkies and progressives, one that is devoid of any conspiracy theories or racism.

Racism? Come on. These are the Trekkies who are fans of Uhura, Sisko, etc. Many of them have likened Obama to Spock... as a compliment, not a condemnation.

Lynne said...

We're going to have to separate you two. Play nice.

Yesterday John Lennon's "Imagine" came on the radio and as I listened to each word, I thought, "if only...." What a beautiful song. Listen and then smile at your neighbor.

That's my advice however corny.

Have an excellent!

dmarks said...

Lynne: Nice song. Ever hear Neil Young's version? He sang it live at one of the events immediately after 9/11.

"Live long and prosper"

Anonymous said...

The conjecture that Obama is Kenyan, is NOT due to his birth place, but rather the fact that Obama was born as a Son to a Kenyan/UK Citizen at a time when his Mother was too young to confer her US citizenship upon him, according to law AT THAT TIME !!

The conjuncture that Obama is Indonesian is due to the fact at 5 years old he was adopted by his Step-Father, an Indonesian. Obama lived in Indonesia, attending school at a time when the Indonesian government would only allow Indonesian Citizens to attend grade school. When Obama returned to the US , before he turned 21, Obama could have retained his US Citizenship by taking an oath, but would be a Naturalized Citizen NOT Natural born !!

I'm curious how Obama said in his book that he found his birth certificate amongst his Fathers belongings, but does not seem to know where it is now.. The Certificate of Live Birth first posted on Snopes.com and adopted by Obama as 'real', is NOT even acceptable to the State of Hawaii as proof of Hawaiian birth, nor valid for a US Passport !!

I'm curious how Obama reported to have traveled to Pakistan in 1981, at a time that Pakistan would NOT allow entry to ANYONE with a US Passport, and to do so was considered an overt act against the US according to the US State Department.

Time said...

The State of Hawaii and a federal judge are satisfied. The have access to the documents and witnesses that we (you) do not. They have come to their conclusion after vetting this evidence.

You seem to be stating that the State and federal officials responsible for making this determination, are in a conspiracy to hide the fact that Obama is not a legal citizen, or eligible to be President.

There is a new conspiracy theory made up everyday.

dmarks said...

"at a time that Pakistan would NOT allow entry to ANYONE with a US Passport, and to do so was considered an overt act against the US according to the US State Department."

That is so confusing: Who was blocking US nationals from going to Pakistan? The US or Pakistan?

dmarks said...

....Never mind Anon's contradictory tale. The truth is neither, and it was OK to go to Pakistan in 1981. Check this link

Shaw Kenawe said...

at a time when his Mother was too young to confer her US citizenship upon him, according to law AT THAT TIME !!

Once I got to this statement, I knew the commenter was nuts.

Barack obama's mother was an American citizen, you don't grow into being an American citizen in order to confer citizenship on your offspring. Besides which, Barack Obama was born in Hawaii to an American mother.

Go peddle your idiocy somewhere else.

Thank you.

Lynne said...

The nutjobs are still at it!

dmarks said...

Shaw: I kind of skimmed it, myself. My eyes glazed over in the first line. But I did read again enough to catch the crazy Pakistan thing.

Lisa P said...

Oh, be glib if you want to, but this morning I woke up in a burkha, married to another woman. There was a message on my voicemail saying I would have to submit to hormone treatments and artificial insemination in order to produce embryos to be genetically altered to produce the perfect socialist jackboot enforcers. Don't say you weren't warned.

dmarks said...

Lisa: Aren't you glad that they know make burka's big enough to fit two women under them?

Gordon said...

"socialist jackboot enforcers"

So socialist jackboots differ from others? Who makes them, Birkenstock?

Seriously, I've seen examples of socialist footwear from the old commie bloc. I would NOT want to take a chance using such shoddily-made stuff when I'm grinding my heel into the neck of the proletariat. That heel could come loose, you slip and fall, and then there's all that worker's comp paperwork to deal with.

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