Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birther Week in Review: 3 19 11

Ask about our severance package

In which Trump gets Fired, Orly loses again, Farah whines again, and Georgia Birther Bill burns alive in a windmill

Donald Trump must have been reading a certain poll regarding Republicans and their strange delusions regarding our President's birthplace. This week, he decided to throw his hat in the ring for Birther in Chief.

Donald Trump, who says he's weighing a run for president next year, waded into the "birther" controversy this week, telling ABC's "Good Morning America" that he has "a little doubt" that Barack Obama was born in the United States.

The reason? Trump said he finds it strange that "nobody knew" Obama as a young child in Hawaii.

"Let me tell you . . . if I got the nomination, if I decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They'll remember me. [With Obama,] nobody comes forward. Nobody knows who he is until later in his life. It's very strange."

What was very strange was Trump doesn't seem to have talked to Obama's old teachers. Or the current Governor of Hawai'i for that matter. If an intern on his show had made that kind of mistake, you know what Donald would say... right?

As for other Republicans possibly making the White House run, Rudy Guiliani is joining those who think the Birther thing is getting more than a little tiring.

"He's born in the United States, I don't see any real question about that," Giuliani said. "And even if some people have some doubts in the back of their minds it's really too late and futile. ... We have so many more important things to talk about."

Countdown to some Birther making cracks about how Rudy looks in a dress...?

Speaking of speculative journalism, Joseph "Mr. Mustache" Farah, who recently outed himself as a Birther (in spite of legal threats to the contrary) whined twice in the same week that, in spite of having a full plate of issues to contend with, the President would rather make jokes about Birthers than produce the non-existent Long Form Birth Certificate.

going once:

Barack Obama cut off the playing of "Hail to the Chief" by the U.S. Marine Band as he was introduced and asked: "Can we go with that song we talked about?"

With that, the band broke into Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA."

"Some things just bear repeating," Obama cracked.


going twice:

"There's no weakness in us trying to reach out and seeing if we can find common ground," he said, apparently without the aid of a teleprompter at a fundraiser last week in Boston. "Now, there are going to be times where we can't. I was born in Hawaii. What can I say? I mean, I just ... I can't change those facts."

Ha ha.

In the first article, Farah acted like a kid who's had sand kicked into his face by beach bullies (who apparently won't let him into the Gridiron Club, to hear him grouse about it)

But remember what they say, "He who laughs last laughs best."

I intend to have the last laugh at Obama's expense – and the expense of all his friends and admirers in the Washington press establishment.

Good luck there, Joey. I don't think Charles Atlas made a book that turns pipe dreams into journalistic gold.

Did we say "pipe dreams"? We can't talk about Pipe Dreams without talking about America's favorite can't-do gal, Orly Taitz. Orly had another setback this week, as her attempt to punish fellow California Secretary of State candidate Damon Dunn for having the temerity to run against her and win failed - big time.

Orly Taitz, the Laguna Niguel lawyer/dentist/real-estate saleswoman/frequent Navel Gazing muse, lost yet another round in court Thursday. A judge ruled against Taitz and in favor of Irvine's Damon Dunn, a fellow Republican (and losing) California secretary of state candidate she had accused of being ineligible to run.


Speaking of the delusional, Taitz stated at a hearing Monday that if she wound up losing Taitz v. Dunn, she would have to file a complaint alleging violation of her constitutional right to redress, a court watcher tells the Weekly. When Judge Geoffrey T. Glass pointed out that Taitz could merely appeal, she apparently responded, "99 percent of those are denied anyway."

That's our Orly!

Finally, it would seem that the lurching monster that is George House Bill 401 has failed to get its pitchfork-perforated ass voted on, and is therefore D E A D, and will not be appearing in the intended sequel on the floor of the state senate.

(the bill) would have required candidates for President to submit long-form birth certificates showing their birth parents’ residence addresses and many other items of irrelevant information. It also required candidates to have two US citizen parents, a requirement beyond what is in the US Constitution. The bill was transparently engineered to embarrass Barack Obama by putting conspiracy theories about Obama’s origins into legislation.

(hat tip to Doc Conspiracy at Obama Conspiracy Theories)

See you next week, and remember: "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits."


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