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March 28, 2011


dave (not dave ross)

Donald Trump is using the birther issue for cheap and widespread publicity. He is going to be like a pitbull with this and its not going away. Obama is going to have to address it once and for all.
I am no birther however all of us born here can produce a valid birth certificate with very short notice. Every recent past president has. It begs the question, what is the problem with obama that he cannot make this go away.

Radio Queen

The Obama Administration is using the birther issue for the exact same reason...it's in their playbook to magnify every extremity on the right to portray all conservatives as crazy and racist. Why make it go away when you can get that kind of mileage out of such a ridiculous issue? And no, I'm not a birther...or a racist...nor am I crazy.


Dave, can you point me to a source that would show that Bush, Clinton, Daddy Bush, Reagan, et al, were asked to produce a birth certificate on very short notice?


I real hope one of these retreads and blowhards runs for president, not because they have a chance of winning but because I like to see the train wreck that they will cause.

Faux News Candidates:
former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ”The I graduated Early”,
former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga. “The I Love The Interns”,
former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee “The Huckster Reverend”,
former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. “The I Love the Gays”,
former UN Ambassador John Bolton “The I Love The War ”

I Finance Myself:
real estate celebrity developer & 1999 US Prez. Candidate, Donald Trump, “I took my Casino into Bankruptcy, just imagine where I can Take the US”
former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “The Flip-Flopping Fudger”,
former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush “The I Am Not My “Dumb Ass” Brother”,

Employed Long Shots:
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. “The History, I Don’t Need No Stink’n History”,
Mississippi Gov./ former tobacco lobbyist, Haley Barbour “The last White Hope”


Steven Colbert said Gingrich needs to explain why his position on women is always on one who is not his wife.


PLEASE stop this, it's ridiculous. Our President has obviously passed all of the pre-qualification tests as his predessors have done. This is a dead issue, can't you all see this. Please STOP with this insane speculation.


Trump will keep being the pit bull and if anyone can goad him into producing additional documentation it would be him. RQ has laid out the Obamunist strategy. If anything does in this poseur president though, it will be $5/gallon gas prices.

Gingrich is damaged goods as is Palin, Romney and Huckabee and Barbour is not significant enough, IMO.


to clarify -
..and if anyone can goad him (Prez BO) into producing additional documentation it would be him (Trump).


Obama has produced his birth certificate. Years ago. Multiple courts have thrown out lawsuits challenging his fitness to serve based on its legitimacy. It. Is. A. Dead. Issue.

About the only thing more ridiculous is the notion that Obama is encouraging talk that explicitly plays to peoples' racist and xenophobic fears about him.

Look, there are plenty of people on both the left and the right that are about 10% legitimate and 90% egomaniacal nuts. Some of them even run for president. (c.f. Kucinich.) But Kucinich, to use the example, gets very little play in mainstream political discourse, either with media or with his own party, even when he critiques a president of the opposing party. On the right these days, however, anything seems like fair game.

I remember the days when to be a conservative was to be the person who wanted to deal with the world as it really was, not as it should be in some idealized fantasy land. The country could use a lot more of that groundedness right now.

saint rudy

About a tear ago, the governor of Hawaii stated they were waisting so much time filling requests for Obama,s birth cert. that all future requests must be accompanied with 200 dollars to be honored.


hannity, is a day late and a dollar short. all this info was out there prior to the election, through democrat/NAACP member lawyer phillip berg (obamacrimes.com). world net daily, has also done an A+ job on the facts. the new jerome corsi book "wheres the birth certificate" is due out soon, and will go to #1 best seller. to watch you uninformed left wingers squirm, and call everyone a racist who knows the obama facts, is quite amusing. almost as amusing as all the uninformed republicans, who kissed bush's/cheney's/mccain's hind end the last 10+ years. we get the gov't we deserve. so far, you big gov't democraps, and republicraps have proven most Americans voters to be assclown idiots, and its reflected in many of our voted in leaders, who continue to bleed our nations wealth, and our American men in endless, resultless middle east wars. including the latest president, who wont even release his real legit birth cert, school and medical records. as comedian yakov smirnoff used to say, "what a country"

South King County

I remember the days when to be a conservative was to be the person who wanted to deal with the world as it really was, not as it should be in some idealized fantasy land. The country could use a lot more of that groundedness right now.

Posted by: Pete | March 28, 2011 at 07:26 PM

Excuse me Petey, but what party is currently in
power ? - clue it starts with a D. If you replace conservative with liberal progressive, your quote begins to makes sense.

Otherwise, you continue to look at the world upside-down with a proctological view and it shows the ignorance so typical of the American voter - no wonder things are teetering on the brink of FUBAR...
You must also like to watch "The View".


Curley is discussing this right now. Curley is SO BORING. All he does is play the last week's worth of drudge report items and make the same comment over and over about them. Kiro - dump him!


You deserved that, Pete. That's what you get when you talk to klueless.

As for Kucinich, you don't know much about him do you. I think the people that most annoy me are those who make judgments about people they don't know. Do a little homework on Kucinich before you label him. You might find out you don't know everything you think you know.

The media ignores him because his message is one that doesn't fit their corporate bosses. Plain and simple. Get yourself some information to go along with that plain-spoken oh-so-reasonable view you have of yourself.


Medved is so jealous of Kucinich'es wife it isn't even funny. She's a 6 foor tall, curvy, attractive British redhead. Supernerd Medved could never get a babe like that , and it's eating him up with jealousy.... whenever he mentions Kucinich he makes mocking comment vis a vis the difference in height between the Congressman and his wife....Medved is tall and can't understand why the diminutive little Kucinich got the tall babe, not him. hahaha Medved...you're a disgrace....Medved is one of those guys, like Monson ,that the longer you know them , the deeper and more robust your disdain for them grows.....


sfter googling Medved's wife, i uderstand Medved's jealousy even more. His wife is very much shorter than him. His wife. Dr. Diane Medved, is anothe nasal-voiced whiny overeducated nerd like Medved, with her husband's rightwing kookbutt view on the world. Like her husband she lacks compassion and decency. Google "Your suffering is putting me off my Pu-Pu platter" to read a scathing review of one of her recent blogs from Hawaii, where she whines about homeless people spoiling her shoppin trips to the elite store of Waikiki, by their mere presence. Truly disgusting people. The Medveds that is- not the homeless.


Got to admit this birther issue is interesting. It brings out the best in everyone. Like Sparky, using a Newsmax.com story to prove a point. My oh My its grandma salami time.

But really folks. Isnt there more thoughtful things to talks about. How about Obama supplying Al-Queda with weapons in Libya. There is even a story going around that Al-Queda got thier hands on some ground to air missles. Now come on Progressives. Think hard. Who was it we criticized for supplying weapons to Iran in the 80's?

Hint. Iran/Contra.


hmmm, the "R" stooge in the big chair changes to a "D" stooge in the big chair in 08, yet the string pullers behind the curtain remains the same......


Sounds about right, Scott.


5 months longer than it took me to realize that Scott but like me you will have a hard time convincing the true believes in Obama. But you got past one hurdle here that i have endured for 3 months saying the same thing. Joanie doesnt think you are the RV salesman.


Joanie, thats interesting what you point about people who dont know Kucinich. He is a staunch Progressive. Unlike you though, he stands behind his principles. Like me, Kucinich stood up to Obama on this Libyan War whereas you, Sparky, Pete, Scott, and the rest here just remained silent hoping it would just pass through the night as if no one noticed.

And now look at the consequences this war might bring up in the next few weeks or months. Al-Queda has ground to air missiles now. They could be used against not only our Military Aircraft around the world but Commercial Passenger Aircraft as well. Our presence in Libya just made Al-Queda stronger.


Well now Donald has his own Birth Certificate problem.


And one of his parents wasn't a US citizen either. Who know's he probably attended one of them Scottish madrassas.


More "Trumpers" coming out of the woodwork.


I grew up in a house about 10 miles from the hospital where I was born. My dad lived in the house for 55 years.
When I decided to get a passport, I realized I had never gotten my birth certificate from my parents and they were both deceased by then. So I applied to the authorities for a copy of my birth certificate and was sent a Certificate of Live Birth. IT IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT OFFICIALLY ACCEPTED EVERYWHERE AND THE SAME CERTIFICATE THAT OBAMA HAS PRESENTED AND HAWAII HAS SENT OUT TO COUNTLESS PEOPLE DEMANDING A COPY OF OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
How do the crazies explain two competing Hawaiian newspapers publishing a notice of Obama's birth in a Hawaiian hospital a couple of days after he was born there? His parents, supposedly living in Kenya, would have had to agree that their Kenyan-born baby would run for U.S. president in 40 years and conspired, somehow, to illegally tamper with hospital and newspaper records way back in Hawaii.
Maybe Blaterwatch should sponsor a contest to come up with the wildest and funniest conspiracy theory on how his parents did it.
Trump is promoting his TV show and will go on to something else when it is done.
Any intelligent Republican or right-wing talk show knows Obama was born in America and that shows how far they have sunk to get Obama.
That's why they don't come right out and say they think he was not born in America. They just say, "Well, I haven't seen his birth certificate."
I haven't seen theirs either.


no, a real birth cert shows the hospital, and Dr. who delivered. ironically, no one knows which hospital it was in Hawaii, where obama was born. both claimed him, then non claimed him. also, no Dr. has stepped up to the plate, to say"i delivered the famous obama"! you'd think the hospital that birthed him, would have an obama wing, and plaque. also, you'd think obama wouldnt be millions of dollars deep into lawyer fees to prevent probers from trying to get all his various records. such as traveling visas, and health,school, college records. there are so many more open puzzle pieces as well re obamas strange hidden past, but do you really want poster scott to spend all day, and use up all his computer ink to learn you all up? visit world net daily, which is one of the true independent media sources we have. ironically, if rush, beck, hannity, and that corproate republican ilk, checked out the facts prior to the election, obama would have been weeded out right quick from the democrat presidential line up. i am personally embarassed for my country, and i wonder where the end game is here with this usurper obama. i also wonder about all the black mail going on behind the scenes, domestically, and internationally speaking. you best put your seat belts on!

may you live in interesting times. ya, thanks chinese for that one!


40 years ago, one could enter birth announcements in hawaii. with out any proof. hence the reason obama mother, and grand parents wanted obama to be shown as American soil born. ironically, at the house in hawaii where obama was shown to be grown up, no one as far as neighbors, remembers an infant as growing up there. also, obamas mother is on record as enrolling in the UW in seattle, just a couple weeks after obamas birth date.

dang, i'm gettin long winded here, and wasting computer ink. these things use ink in the screen dont they?


The doctor who attended Obama's birth would be over 75 years old by now, so I don't think it's unusual that he hasn't "stepped up to the plate".

Idiots like scott will never be satisfied regardless of what proof is provided.


okay, so old saw bones croaked. yet it aint unusual that obama hasnt provided a real birth cert with the Dr's signature, or the hospital that borned the great obama, hasn't stepped up to the plate.

i'd love to be satisified, but the proof is nowhere to be found. ive done my homework on the subject. please do yours and see the facts for what they are. if you reversed the player in this sad saga, and it was george bush, you'd be singing a different song. and i'd even be singin the harmony part with ya feller!


You're right, ExPat. I have the "courtesy" certificate that Mount Vernon's hospital (whatever it was called) gave to my parents with my little footprints all over it. But, it is not a legal certificate. That is provided to the State by the doctors and hospital and not by parents.

And nothing will convince them because they don't want to be convinced. Crazy people don't become sane with a simple, clear and valid explanation. They prefer crazy.

Don't you love the claim "I've done my homework..." He's probably read Jerome Corsi, Tammy somebody (???) in California and every other crazy out and claimed it's research. Unbelievable.

saint rudy

If ignorance was dollars there sure would be a lot of republican millionairs on this blog. This blog used to be interesting and informative now its just a Faux News crap. Im sorry they have ruined your blog, Micheal.


I hope that Kucinich runs for POTUS and takes on Obama. I actually agree with his stand on Obama's war in Libya, but in reality he has less than a snowball's chance in hell of winning the nomination - with lightweight intellects like Ph(J)oanie supporting him.

Kucinich would favor the nanny state which plays right into the lightweight's hands. He walks and quacks like a liberal progressive.

Puget Sound

please, please, please. can we stop the blather about the birth certificate. we have three wars, an economic meltdown, and a loyal ally that is being poisoned by radiation.
with all that going on, i don't know of one serious person who cares diddly about the birth certificate.
even if it is true, do you really want joe biden to step up and finish out the term? people, think about that!!

if you dislike pres obama, beat him in 2012 on the issues. he'll be facing a split on his left (russ feingold, anyone?) and god knows who on the right.

btw, dennis kucinich is consistent. you may not like his positions on the issue, but he does hold to principle.


Let me just say that Trump may just be “rattling the Birthers cages”, he can run or he may have grown accustomed to media attention this non-issue would create.

Our current President travelled under a USA passport long before he was elected President, but I guess the quacky BIRTHERS, must believe that the USCIS - United States Passport was in on the lie, please, grow up, you are wrong!

The Birthers just HATE and can't debate!
Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS presented any credible proof, that will standup in court? Answer: No
Have any of the quacky BIRTHERS won any Court Cases? Answer: No
They are just mainly backward, uneducated, white people who HATE our half black President.

The majority of the voting public ask “where the proof”, show some proof BIRTHERS or the voting majority will continue to see you as dumb, stupid or racist, maybe all three. Can you blame them?

The only thing better than this is if “Sarah Palin” and Michele Bachmann join the run.

Atlanta Roofing

Trump is every bit as morally and intellectually bankrupt as any of his potential GOP nomination rivals. All he has managed to prove is that he matches all the others in block-headed stupidity and the lack of any positive ideas for moving this country forward.


C'mon, Montana. You know that all those justices are socialists. What can you expect?

Run Russ! No votin' for a President who tortures his own. Not me. Even if we give it to the dummies on the right. That might bring on a true rebellion and I can think of nothing better. I think I'll take over Trumps palace.

your Bernie from Brooklyn

listen to your Bernie from Broooklyn....now, my man Trump has a good point about this birther thing.....now who the Hell was the Doctor who birthed this gem, back in Hawaii....why don't we ever heah from him, huh? or his wife or kids if the man ,god forbid, has passed on.....we just don't heah from them,,,,we don't heah a peep...listen to your Uncle Bernie...I'm tellin' ya this birth certificate business is really stinking up the joint.... where are the neighbors who saw baby Barry being carried around in swaddling clothes...huh? .. why don't we heah from them, huh?... yeah i got news, Bernie smells a rat...your Bernie smells a big fat rat....just sayin' folks....


yes, we have a lot of world problems brewing, but the birth cert issue would have long been flushed down the toilet, if it were just false rantings from a bunch of anti obamite racist republican extremists. remember, it was life long democrat/NAACP member phillipberg(obamacrimes.com)who did the research before the election. please i beg of you all to read up further on this, and not just follow the false narrative based upon ommission, as presented by the mainstream media, including faux.
many of you democrats have already been duped by obama, by the fact that he's following the exact same foreign affair policys of the bush/cheney neocon acts before him.

basically, none of these cast of characters in the white house is in control. they are more puppet spokesman for the upper hierachy of the global/wallstreet banker elite, who make money on agitating world tension, which leads to profitable wars.
these elite global players love to divide and conquer us through these false leaders, like bush, and obama, who dope us up with lip service, aimed at whatever small issues that will divide us. but, the end result is always the same, nothing changes. except the nations bankruptcy gets deeper, and so do the endless middle east wars.

the biggest fear they have is Americans waking up to this fact, and putting aside the democrat vs republican labels on the national level, which divide us, so they can conquer us.


..which is exactly why the birther issue is a waste of time.

Turd Hunting in Alaska


I'm a complete whack job and would like to see Obama's birth certificate also.

Puget Sound

look, if there was anything at all to the birth certificate issue then back in the demo primary the clinton people would have released it and secured the nomination for hillary.
love 'em or hate 'em, the clintons play to win and know how to conduct operation research on their opponents.

the fact that they couldn't dig up anything tells me that there is nothing to dig up.

folks, leave it alone. here is something much more important about this third war that our NeoCon President has us involved in:

"AP - Moammar Gadhafi's ground forces recaptured a strategic oil town Wednesday and moved within striking distance of another major eastern city, nearly reversing the gains rebels made since international airstrikes began. Rebels pleaded for more help, while a U.S. official said government forces are making themselves harder to target by using civilian "battle wagons" with makeshift armaments instead of tanks."


re clinton comment above: one would think that if global politics was a simple game of checkers....but, we are dealing with not only a game of chess, but multi-dimensional chess. the clintons are only a compartmentalized layer, in a much bigger world of players, and shot callers who deal the cards. once again, i beg of you to please research this issue deeply with a fine tooth comb, through world net daily,and phil berg(obamacrimes.com). but yes, we may be better off though letting this sleeping pit bull dog lie, instead of taking this country down through a constitutional crisis! hopefully obama will run out of time, with the sale of the next great republican empty suit neocon act to the voters. the books on obama can then be written, and the beans will spill, years later by those in the gov't media complex who control the official narrative for the duped masses, years after the fact.

but, once again my left wing friends....if the situation was reversed politically, and obama wore an "R" beside his name, and spewed out republican neo-con rhetoric from the big chair, would you all be so wanting to call the birth cert issue, a non issue? please i beg of you to spend some time in the next few days, on your own and with out bias, and read up. this whole issue may have other implications as well in the near future as our beloved country melts down in bankruptcy, loss of our dollar, and the wars that follow, which are engineered by the global, banking elite who control the play book.


Watching The National last night, Scott's conservatives came up as a topic. Discussing strategies used by different parties in Canada, it was noted that personality attacks were more effective with conservative voters than with liberal voters. Liberals tend to be more educated and middle class and were more likely to be turned off by personal attack ads while conservative voters tended to be more influenced by personal attack adds.

In other words, issues without merit like the a birth certificate and origin of birth of a black man works with conservatives but less with liberals who are generally more middle class and educated.

They are in a very interesting campaign for prime minister. Their reporting is a lot like ours used to be.

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