Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Angry Muppet Claims to Have Obama's Kenyan Birth Certificate

The Birther saga got a little more surreal over the weekend, when it was discovered that a box of Kenyan detergent duly registered Barack Obama's entry into this world on August 4th, 1961.

California Attorney Orly Taitz, who is representing an Army Major trying to escape duty in Afghanistan by claiming that Obama is not eligible to be President -- and therefore not a legitimate Commander in Chief -- was purportedly given the document by an anonymous source.

Taitz told WND that the document came from an anonymous source who doesn't want his name known because "he's afraid for his life."

The article at World Net Daily also claims that the document "bears none of the obvious traits of a hoax." However, their counter-claims about the Republic of Kenya notwithstanding, there are some obvious oopsies, according to this article at Daily Kos.

First, the hospital is Coast Provincial General Hospital (sometimes said to be Coast Province General Hospital), not Coast General Hospital.

Second, Kenya was a Dominion the date this certificate was allegedly issued and would not become a republic for 8 months.

Third, Mombasa belonged to Zanzibar when Obama was born, not Kenya.

Fourth, Obama's father's village would be nearer to Nairobi, not Mombasa.

Fifth, the number 47O44-- 47 is Obama's age when he became president, followed by the letter O (not a zero) followed by 44--he is the 44th president.

Sixth, EF Lavender
(listed as the registrar) is a laundry detergent.

NBC had the document's "discoverer" on their show, and it quickly turned into a spectacle even more surreal than the birth certificate, itself.

What can we say? If Major Cook is relying on this lady to get him out of his obligations to the armed forces, he should be getting his money back, instead.

Happy Birthday, Mr. President. Happy birthday to you.


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