Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
Frederick Douglass


Today was a momentous day.
Today President Obama went to the trouble to release a copy of his Long Form Birth certificate. Which proves not only where he was born but when down to the minute and who witnessed the birth.
I say went to the trouble because this document is not normally released even in photostat form. He had to send his personal Attorney to Hawaii to request a waiver to obtain that photostat.
It was granted because Barrack Obama is President and this constituted a special circumstance.
He then had to take time out of his busy day for a press conference to release the photostat to the public.
He said that this should put the issue to rest and would stop the distractions from the real problems this country faces.
Of course the birth certificate was the sole subject of most of the news shows for the rest of the night.
The last word had Orly Tate on to discuss the end of her crusade against President Obama's U.S. Citizenship. She would only discuss the court hearings she still has pending in her Birth-er fight.
Donald Trump claimed he had forced the issue and it was a great victory for him. He then went back to his new claims that President Obama was a lousy student who should have never gotten into Ivy league schools.

I have been forced to re-evaluate my position on this birth-er issue.
First I have to consider the state of Hawaii, Aside from growing Pineapples their whole economy is based on tourism. Having the first biracial President a native born Hawaiian is a boon to their tourism industry. Not all states can claim that a President (even a bad one) was born there. Added to that is the shiny new Library they will get one day as one more attraction. So the state is motivated to claim him.
Add the fact that it took them so long to produce the additional proof in addition to the normal birth certificate that everyone gets when required.

I'm thinking now that there is something to this birth-er stuff. The state was obviously motivated to claim Barrack Obama as a natural born Hawaiian. Maybe it took this long to find someone who could use Photo Shop that they could trust to keep quite. 
Unlike Donald Trump I have no way to finance crackerjack investigators to dig out the truth so I don't know what I can do.

In the same vane I have started looking at some other theory’s I have scoff at in the past with a new perspective.

First is the retirement of the space shuttles after only thirty years. There are only two missions left and then we will have to buy tickets on the Russian space capsules to go to the space station.
They claim that these craft which have hundreds of thousands of moving parts and were designed and built by the lowest bidders need to be mothballed.
I have it on good authority that the real reason is that the aliens who call the shots are sick of dodging all the junk and staying out of sight of the shuttles which have windows and cameras that could spoil everything they have going for them here. They love to abduct rednecks and send video back home of their reactions when the get anal probes. Not to mention the Art they create in corn fields. Hell they make lots of money on the DVD sales alone.

Another issue I have been reading about is the shutdown of the SETI program. They say it's due to budget cuts and an unproductive program.
Now I have my doubts about this too.
I think that the reason they are stopping it is that the aliens are tired of us listening in on their private conversations and pirating their entertainment broadcasts without paying a nominal download fee.
Plus the signal we send out that says “Hey we are here! What's happening?” interferes with their mind control transmission into our heads much the way a tin foil hat has been proven to. That's also why they started the recycling program for aluminum so they can treat it to be an ineffective shield.

I will have more insights as soon as I can examine all the strange things I see going on around me. 
I just worry that the guys in the black helicopters might come for me first.
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Saturday, April 23, 2011

I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here.
Harry S. Truman

Well, I wasn't going to say anything . I made up my mind that it was a stupid non-issue that could only be embraced by the fringe conspiracy loving paranoids. But some things just never seem to go away and in this case it has even grown beyond anyone's expectations.

I'm talking about the mystery of where President Obama was born. Was it Hawaii as he claims, or somewhere else where they, gasp, talk funny and eat weird food?

In the latest New York Times-CBS News poll, 45 percent of adult Republicans said they believe Obama was born in another country, and 22 percent said they don't know. One-third of Republicans said they believe the president is native born.
Ten percent of Democrats said Obama was born overseas, and 9 percent were unsure.

He produced the same birth certificate that everyone else has access to when they have to get a drivers license or any of a few other things. It says he was born in Hawaii oddly enough on his birthday. The Governor says he has seen the original that is on file and I don't know any state that will release that document. They are meant to be kept safe and secure. You know, in case you run for President or something.

People keep claiming that he was born somewhere else. Kenya or maybe even Mars for all I know. I think his birth in Hawaii is a proven fact but I also think, who cares. He's been faithfully carrying out the duties of the President for some time now. Not entirely, I will admit the way I had hoped in 2008, but he sure hasn't sold us out to the terrorists or whatever it is everyone is afraid of. The reason I don't care is pretty simple.

The Constitution says:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

People keep saying that he can't be President because he was born somewhere else and his father was a citizen of Kenya. This confuses me as a basis for their claims. For one thing, What
is a natural born Citizen? Is it a product of natural childbirth? They put that second part of the requirement in because Eight of the first dozen Presidents were born before the Constitution was adopted. Hell, they were British Citizens.

Nobody seems to bring up the thing that settles it for me. I have heard nobody claim that President Obama's mother was anything but a United States Citizen. Now correct me if I'm wrong but in my experience if one of your parents is a U.S. Citizen then you are also a U.S. Citizen. You may also have the right to Citizenship in your other parents native land. Now it may have been clearer if they had said that to be President you had to be born of a U.S. Citizen but, none of the drafters of the Constitution could meet that requirement. Unless he has lied about his age he has met the only requirements as far as I can tell.

In one of their more ridiculous statements The House's top Republicans Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor say they are satisfied that Obama was born in Hawaii. But they have declined to criticize those who state otherwise, and Boehner has said it's not his job to tell Americans what to think.
I've never heard them open their mouths without telling Americans what to think.
Somebody is full of shit but I don't think it's me.

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