Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Don't Be Duped by the Birthers, An Update

UPDATE IV:  "What do a guy with a dead hamster on his head, a tooth pulling/much sanctioned attorney/real estate hustler immigrant and a gun totin' octogenarian shuruff have in common? If you said 'They are all birthers' you would be correct.

For five years we have watched as the birthers grasped at straws, outright lied, struggled with and failed to provide any actual evidence that our president was not born in the United States of America.

I thought it would be fun to go through some of the "facts" put forth over the past five years, because honestly, little has been funnier than the machinations of this group of low information individuals."

Read the Kingman Daily Miner, A Trip To Birtherville

The article notes that "[a]nother fact that must be dealt with is Congress agreeing that Obama is indeed a natural born citizen, having been born in Hawaii. In August of 2009, long before the birther loon nonsense gathered its full head of steam, the House of Representatives, by a unanimous vote, offered up HR 593 which stated in part, 'Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii.'"

See The Library of Congress, Bill Summary & Status, 111th Congress (2009 - 2010), H.RES.593

You know who, of course, never mentions this, because it's not in the script of the very small part of The Republi-CON Media CONplex that he is allowed to play. 

UPDATE III: He has a novel-in-progress 'espousing his long-held conspiracy theory' that "no one wanted to listen to".

He is "delightful, charming, likable" at times but "delusional, narcissistic, paranoid and dangerously unpredictable when he was not taking his medication".

Read the Washington Post, Man accused in case of poison-laced letters has history of legal and other troubles

Sound like someone we know?

UPDATE II:  Not only has a birther lawsuit never succeeded, courts are starting to sanction the people who bring the frivolous lawsuits.  Read the New York Daily News, Brooklyn judge slams birther lawsuit as 'fanciful, delusional and irrational' and orders theorist to pay $177G.  The Judge called the allegations, "fanciful, delusional and irrational."

UPDATE I:  Another claim of 'breaking news' and soon-to-be revealed startling 'new information' from the "ever-shrinking echo chamber of conspiracy theorists convincing each other that they have finally uncovered definitive proof that Obama wasn't born in Hawaii." Of course, there is never anything new, or even true, just racist delusions.

This is an update on the birther delusion still promoted by you know who.

There is no Supreme Court case, the petition was "denied" without comment.

And not even the attorney representing a birther sanctioned by a Washington state court for filing a frivolous appeal believes in his client's 'birther nonsense'.

These updates from the RC Radio Blog, "Reality Check Radio: Providing a weekly dose of reality to Birthers since 2009".  

See also The Fogbow, "your best resource for debunking the lies of the 'birther' movement and discussing the birther antics" and WhatsYourEvidence.com, there is even a Birther Case Scorecard, now 0-195 for the birthers.

Expect a missile sighting somewhere over the U.S. to distract you from the news. 

But don't hold your breath waiting for our very own Pastor Dred Scott (you may remember the infamous Dred Scott decision of 1857, which asserted that African Americans were "beings of an inferior order" who "had no rights which the white man was bound to respect." That ruling declared that African Americans could never be U.S. citizens and therefore could never be President) (AKA Pastor Truthiness (formerly known as Pastor Poppins) to discuss these updates.