Monday, January 3, 2011
STATE BY STATE "BIRTHER" LEGISLATION IN THE WORKS (stay tuned for viral "stupid'...)
Unable to have their idiocy validated on a federal level, the so-called birther movement has gone on a state by state campaign to make the 2012 presidential election of Barack Obama jump individual state hurdles of varying degrees of difficulty, all with the intention of keeping the "issue" front and center in hopes of somehow thwarting his reelection. If the man took his birth certificate and personally presented it to each and every mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, inbred carnival working mutant who demanded such proof, they still wouldn't be convinced or dissuaded from this lunacy. Efforts being made by Hawaii's current governor (who knew Obama's parents and has testified to the President's birth in that state) to clear up this mess once and for all will be futile, for the same reasons NASA can't convince certain folks that the moon landing actually took place on the fucking moon and not in some Hollywood studio or New Mexico desert.
You simply can't convince those who are determined to believe otherwise. Like they say, you can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think.
Here's my solution to this mess. Whenever I hear someone say they don't believe the President of the United States was actually born here and is an American citizen, I ask them to show me proof that they graduated from high school. And when they offer to show me their high school diplomas as proof of their graduation, I tell them there are hundreds of sites on the internet where one can order, pay for, and acquire realistic high school diplomas. Their "diploma" would prove nothing to me. I would need to see high school transcripts, grades, see depositions from their teachers and high school principal, classmates, and anyone else who could verify their bullshit story. And even then, I'm just one person in one town in one state. If they want to prove their graduation fairy tale to America, let them convince every single one of us with the same proof, over and over again. And unless they're willing to play along, we'll just assume they're hiding something. Maybe they're even subversives, planted here decades ago with a long term terrorist agenda! It might be a good idea to drop a dime on their asses to the Department of Homeland Security, in fact!
Just a thought...