Wednesday, April 13, 2011

4.13.11 Bee-otch of the Day: the birthers


Name: various
Age: various
Occupation: birthers
Last Seen: everywhere
Bee-otched For: not shutting up about where the president was born


OK, Donald Trump, you found your birth certificate. But already, the world has told you "you're fired".

For years, people have bitched, whined and moaned over the fact that apparently President Obama doesn't have his birth certificate and that according to his late grandparents, he wasn't born on U.S. soil. Of course, one of the requirements to be president of the United States is that you must be born on U.S. territory. Obama's opponent in the 2008 election, John McCain was born in Panama to a military family, but he was born on the Canal Zone, which is determined to be U.S. soil.

Now, the President's half-sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng is defending her half-brother. On The Today Show, she said that the president has presented enough proof that he was born in Honolulu and not Kenya, where his father was from. Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham (and I still can't fathom why anybody would want to name their daughter Stanley) was an anthropologist and often traveled the world. She married the elder Barack in 1961, divorced him in 1964 and was married to Indonesian Lolo Soetoro from 1965 until 1980.
But, guess what I dug up from President Obama's father's Wikipedia article?

Obama Sr. and Dunham's son, Barack Obama II, was born in Honolulu on 4 August 1961 at the old Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital—a predecessor of the Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children.[25] His birth was announced in The Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, with his parents' address listed as 6085 Kalanianaole Highway in the Kuliouou neighborhood of Honolulu, seven miles east of the university—the rented home of Dunham's parents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham.[26] Soon after his birth, Dunham took her son to Seattle, Washington, where she took classes at the University of Washington from September 1961 to June 1962.[28]


I think it's sad that these birthers only say that what the president is doing is illegal only because they want this country to remain under the throes of the Bush administration by spending our taxpayer money and time on whether or not Obama is an American. How about using that money to prove that Bush was a war criminal so he and his staff can rot in jail for the rest of their lives? It's sick that Obama has more presidential credentials than that of Bush's, and yet, he's the bad guy only because of lies spread by Rush Limbaugh and the Fox News Channel. Hell, Clinton was impeached because of an intern. Bush got off scot-free even though his policies killed 4,000-plus people.

I know, I know, now we're stuck in Libya. But hey, the economy's recovering, and that's more important than any war we got suckered in. No president's gonna be perfect, sadly. But, if we push a little harder each time, maybe Obama can be the next FDR. Hell, that side of him saved GM.

But as long as we've got Glenn Beck brainwashing his remaining listeners on a daily basis, nuttin' doin'.

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