Friday, July 24, 2009

Morons galore

You know how a blow job and other stupid crap kinda took over Bill Clinton's presidency?

And how knuckle heads kept on giving George Bush a hard time about drinking, drugs and his time in the National Guard?

Here's me hoping the "controversy" over whether or not President Obama was actually born in the United States doesn't gain any traction. Ever.

Here, watch this video.

This woman, and the other "birthers" just amaze me. You could probably show them a video of the president's Aug. 4, 1961 birth in Hawaii and they'd say, "Can't be real. They didn't have videotape back then." Which is true, but a lot of old footage has been transferred to tape, but that, of course, makes for the possibilities of fakery.

Do these screaming and wailing citizens really believe the GOP would not have dug up the "facts" of Obama's birth and trotted them out during the election? Are they so, so misguided they need something, anything to latch onto to make their lives seem important?

This link here goes to a story about an annoying shock jock who apparently had some unkind things to say about the prez. Don't really care about that, but if you skip down to the comments, that's where the interesting stuff is. The comment about how, because his father was a British subject, Obama is one too and ineligible to be president is interesting. According to current American law (can't find the one from 1961, sorry) Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter III, Part I: §1401 (g):
"The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(g) a person born outside the geographical limits of the United States and its outlying possessions of parents one of whom is an alien, and the other a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of such person, was physically present in the United States or its outlying possessions for a period or periods totaling not less than five years, at least two of which were after attaining the age of fourteen years...
So, even if Obama was born on the friggin' moon, because his mom was an American citizen, who had spent at least five years of her life in the U.S., that makes him a natural born American.

So, to all the people out there gnashing their teeth demanding the release of Obama's "long-form birth certificate" that will, obviously, prove he's not eligible to be president, I say this: Get some new tin foil for your hats and lock yourselves in your basements. The presidency has not been usurped by a "Kenyan muslim," but earned by a mixed race man born in Hawaii.

(And even if he wasn't, it wouldn't matter since he'd still be a natural born American citizen so shut the fuck up.)


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Liebchen said...

I can't believe this is even an issue.

And that people are taking it seriously.

FoggyDew said...

Liebchen - Never, ever, underestimate the stupidity of large numbers of people. As Agent Kay said in Men in Black "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."

Lisa said...

I'd never, ever run for any kind of office, but as soon as people learn I was born in India so many people point out the fact that I could never run for president. I thought you actually had to physically be born here.

FoggyDew said...

Lisa - Nope, just gotta be a "natural born citizen." And, in your case, there are even more exceptions for the children of those "in the service of the United States." If that weren't the case, John McCain, who was born in Panama where his father was stationed, could not have run for president.

Bilbo said...

As I wrote in my own blog today, we're at DUMBCON 1...this is just another example.

FoggyDew said...

Bilbo - Welcome. I'm so stealing your DUMCON scale. No question about it.