Friday, April 29, 2011

Initial Thoughts on Obama's "Birth Certificate"

I'm sure you know by now that The Vaunted One has released a document that looks like a birth certificate from Hawaii. As for its authenticity, I see three possible angles on the issue:

1. It's fake. After all, he has had three years to perpetrate a fraud.

2. It's genuine, but has received alterations.

3. It's genuine, period.

My instincts tell me that (1.) or (2.) are the most likely scenarios, due to the time-frame and willful cover up involved. Politicians do not pay legal teams gigantic sums of money for the purpose of suppressing information from rightful public scrutiny for no reason. If you believe otherwise, you're probably one of those types who also accepts that certain shifty-eyed adults stalk little children in public parks because they love handing out candy. The whole situation stinks to high heaven, and everyone except blind Obamautomatons and those with the curiosity level of a stump knows it.

The paramount question in my mind is, "What took so long?" The answer seems obvious, and it is two-fold: World Net Daily and Donald Trump.

In the first case, we have a news organization that doggedly went where no man has gone before, that stood at the forefront of the matter since the beginning. Editor Joseph Farah's relentless digging led to a book written by Jerome Corsi, "Where's the Birth Certificate?", which already is a bestseller in pre-orders, despite a May 17 release date.

In the second case, we have a member of the monied elite and a significant television celebrity spending the last month or longer going after Obama with the same level of determination as that exhibited by World Net Daily. I don't know if I would vote for Trump for president, but I'd definitely vote for him for the position of dog-catcher, given his persistence -- which is more than I can say for Obama.

A little context: Obama did not fulfill his obligation and release his birth certificate to the American people during the presidential election cycle of 2008. Nor did he release it to Congress. Nor did he release it to federal or state election officials. Nor did he release it to the media -- mainstream or otherwise. Nor did he release it when questions arose in the political arena. Nor did he release it when citizens filed multiple lawsuits against him for its concealment. Nor did he release it when he came to the realization that defending himself from those lawsuits and keeping the document buried would cost him a pretty penny. Nor did he release it when doing so would have kept Army surgeon Lieutenant Colonel Terry Lakin from languishing in jail for six months (Obama's attitude toward the military in a nutshell: "Theirs not to make reply, Theirs not to reason why, Theirs but to do and die"). Nor did he release it when the controversy stretched into weeks, then months, and now years. Three years.

Take one celebrity bulldog beating him to a pulp like Ali in a fistfight with Stevie Wonder that lasts weeks, one online newspaper promising a revelatory book targeting Obama's obfuscation that Joseph Farah calls a "game-changer," and add fundraising season to the pot. Mix well, and what you have is a recipe that calls for damage control.

Suddenly that gnat flitting around his ear became a maddened hornet. Simple reality stung him. What once posed a minor irritation became a major problem, manifesting itself in this result of a recent Gallup poll: only 38% of respondents declared that they think he definitely was born in the U.S.A. Poll numbers of this nature don't elicit confidence in one's fundraising capabilities, which translate into reelection prospects.

Despite the establishment media's' assurance that everything is copacetic, we know that's not the case. Rank arrogance, a sense of self-entitlement, and a belief that he is above the law brought Obama to his current destination. He shouldn't complain about the lumpiness of the bed he has made.

Obama thinks he's better than you, and he thinks he's better than me. To him, we're nothing but serfs. How dare we question his will to power?

The media believe Obama's release of his birth certificate settles the matter; but as the Carpenters might say, "we've only just begun." Now the real eligibility questions begin, for we still have the sad fact in front of us that no vetting process ever took place. That's as true now as it was in 2008.

It's also true that the media cannot be relied upon to tell the truth and hold Obama's feet to the fire, because they've busied themselves carrying water for him for the past three years. Most media outlets consider Obama "their guy," what with around four-fifths of journalists voting Democrat. It's funny that the simpering Chris Matthews -- an individual who feels a thrill sizzle through his gonadal region every time Obama blows him a kiss -- thinks we just should accept what he says, as if he's an objective authority on anything.

Let me reiterate that I'm skeptical about the authenticity of Obama's birth document. I have good reasons for my doubts, given Obama's long, sordid history of deceptions. A person could write an entire book providing nothing but a litany of his lies, but I'm supposed to embrace his prodigal birth certificate as holy writ? I don't think so. I'm nowhere near that gullible.

Obama doesn't seem to understand that he cannot gain and keep a person's trust, while doing everything in his power to arouse his suspicions. That's not how the real world works.

One final observation: Obama's release of his long-form birth certificate -- fake or not -- proves that the press was lying or speaking from a foundation of ignorance when they insisted that Obama had released his birth certificate online. One cannot release a document to the public for the very first time, if that document already was available on a website. So the "birthers" stand vindicated, in that they were proven correct.

I'm confident that the truth will see the light of day -- not a carbon-copy of the truth, but the real truth of the matter, in good time.

Patience is a virtue.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

He Is Risen

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28: 5-6)


Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said. (John 2: 18-22)


For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:17)

"We Have Come to Play Hardball, and We Have Brought Our Wiffle Ball Bats."

Good comments on Republican cowardice from Burt Prelutsky:

I'm afraid that when it comes to playing hardball, the Republicans simply aren't in the same division, let alone the same league, as Democrats. Partly that's because the liberals are in control of the MSM, so that when a liberal accuses conservatives of, say, setting out to starve your granny, he can count on the New York Times, the alphabet networks and the numbskulls on "The View" to provide him with a gigantic bullhorn and the world's biggest echo chamber.

But it is also the result of Republican politicians being as gutless as the kid who allows himself to be constantly cowed by the schoolyard bully. The mere notion of being called a racist, a fascist or a homophobe is enough to send them scurrying for cover like a flock of Chicken Littles. Heck, even I wind up wanting to see these punks pantsed, dumped into a trash barrel or given a well-deserved wedgie.

The sad political fact is that if you give a Democrat an inch, he'll take a yard. Give a Republican a yard and he'll resist taking an inch.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Good Friday

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)


For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

You Learn Something New Every Day

The Earth has 657 more barrier islands than previously thought, according to a new global survey by researchers from Duke University and Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C.

The researchers identified a total of 2,149 barrier islands worldwide using satellite images, topographical maps and navigational charts. The new total is significantly higher than the 1,492 islands identified in a 2001 survey conducted without the aid of publicly available satellite imagery.

This exemplifies how science is a useful tool for mankind -- a tool in constant need of sharpening. No matter how many times this tool of Man's fashioning proves that his knowledge has limits, he continues walking the Earth smug in the belief that he knows more than he actually knows. It's part of the human condition.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Update on Arizona Eligibility Veto

This confirms my suspicions:

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is admitting it's possible her veto of the state's eligibility bill for office-seekers could be overturned by members of the Legislature.

"Bottom line is that I just have to call 'em as I see 'em, and it doesn't help Arizona," she added. "This bill is a distraction and we just simply need to get on with the state's business."

I couldn't tell you the number of times that I've heard politicians on both sides of the aisle, media robots, and political celebrities like Sarah Palin make comments virtually identical to Brewer's. As I said: typical.

A constituent wrote a letter to Arizona lawmakers, raising a great point:

"The governor says 'one person' should not have power over the ballot – well, she has just single-handedly vetoed a 2/3 vote of the Legislature and the will of those of us who voted you into office. I don't understand how she can veto a veto-proof vote!

"I urgently urge all of you to please override this veto immediately and put HB2177 into law. This is simply a common-sense law which is long overdue and should have always been on the books. This should not even be a partisan issue, let alone a 'controversial' bill. What is the point of having requirements for various offices, if candidates do not have to prove they meet those requirements? To not pass this law is to make a mockery of the Constitution and law itself."

Arizona Governor Vetoes Presidential Eligibility Bill

Here is her stated reasoning:

"I do not support designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate, which could lead to arbitrary or politically motivated decisions," she said. "In addition, I never imagined being presented with a bill that could require candidates for president … to submit their 'early baptismal or circumcision certificates' among other records. … This is a bridge too far."

I admire Governor Brewer for her principled stand against allowing her state to be overrun by illegal aliens, and for her grit and determination in the face of a federal government only too happy to see Arizona swamped by foreign criminals.

That said, I don't know what she means when she reveals concern about "designating one person as the gatekeeper to the ballot for a candidate;" that strikes me as an easily solved problem, if indeed this is the current reality.

As for baptismal or circumcision records, those are just some of the acceptable document options. Others are postpartum medical records, long-form birth certificates, or notarized affidavits from two or more people present at the time of birth.

I don't know why such common-sense requirements that ensure constitutional adherence pose an ethical dilemma for the governor. How else does one demonstrate his eligibility for the office? With a wink and a handshake?

Governor Brewer seems to have fallen into the same trap as most of the establishment: worrying more about upsetting that selfsame establishment than holding elitist pursuers of high office to the rule of law. It's a sad and typical failure in current politics, and one I did not foresee from a woman of her caliber.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The World's Oldest Man Dies at Age 114

Here's are his secrets to a long life:

1. Embrace change, even when the change slaps you in the face. ("Every change is good.")

2. Eat two meals a day ("That's all you need.")

3. Work as long as you can ("That money's going to come in handy.")

4. Help others ("The more you do for others, the better shape you're in.")

5. Then there's the hardest part. It's a lesson Breuning said he learned from his grandfather: Accept death.

"We're going to die. Some people are scared of dying. Never be afraid to die. Because you're born to die," he said.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Verse of the Day

And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. (1 Kings 18:21)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Arizona: Leading by Example

The Arizona House and Senate have passed a bill requiring candidates for the presidency to prove their eligibility before campaigning in the state. The bill received overwhelming support in both legislative bodies. It remains for Governor Janice Brewer to sign it into law.

This turn of events does not bode well for Obama, given his efforts at hiding his whole documentary history from the American people. Other states are deliberating over similar legislation. I hope they follow where Arizona has chosen to lead.

Can You Hear Me Now?

A few days ago I saw a young man riding down the side of a busy street on a bicycle, talking on a cell phone. I kid you not.

What's the world coming to? I couldn't tell you the number of times I've been cut off in traffic, or nearly run off the road, only to see some idiot jabbering on a cell phone as they blithely drove by, unconcerned that they came within a hair's breadth of causing a traffic accident.

What's next, children on Big Wheels with cell phones? A kid pulling a little red Radio Flyer wagon filled with kindergarteners with phones glued to their ears?

It's getting more ridiculous by the day.

I've said this before, but it bears repeating: the mass production and easy access of cell phones has transformed normal people into self-absorbed morons.

Friday, April 15, 2011


Here's one reason why I'd write in Foghorn Leghorn for president before I'd give Mike Huckabee my vote:

A controversial County College of Morris policy allowing illegal immigrants to enroll and pay the lower, in-county tuition rate received some high-profile support Tuesday night from likely Republican presidential contender Mike Huckabee. (emphasis added)

Huckabee, the guest speaker at the Drew Forum, was introduced by president Robert Weisbuch as having backed legislation providing "tuition assistance to children of undocumented immigrants" when he was governor of Arkansas.

Weisbuch's comment prompted Barbara Eames, a Hanover resident who opposes the new CCM policy, to ask Huckabee his views on it during the question-and-answer period.

Huckabee, in his response to Eames, did not specifically refer to the Randolph-based college, but offered a spirited defense of his viewpoint that those brought to the United States illegally as children should be given the opportunity to complete their education.

He said his support for tuition assistance legislation in Arkansas was inspired by the plight of an undocumented high school valedictorian who, under the state's existing law, would have been ineligible for a public college scholarship.

"I decided I'd rather see that kid become a taxpayer, rather than a tax-taker," Huckabee said.

Huckabee said rather than targeting young children who had no choice in their decision to move to the United States, the battle over illegal immigration should focus on strengthening the borders and cracking down on businesses violating the law.

So in short, Huckabee has a history of supporting in-state tuition for illegal aliens; he approved as governor of Arkansas, and he endorses such policies now.

The final paragraph tells us that, His support for college tuition assistance became an issue in his failed run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. I assume he anticipates a second failed attempt at the Oval Office, since he's keeping the status quo on his unpopular stance.

Why do people whose presence within our borders is a violation of federal law deserve preferential treatment -- treatment that U.S. citizens do not enjoy? Better yet, why are they allowed to enroll as students in American schools at all?

Other questions: why does Huckabee assume that all illegal aliens attempting enrollment in college were brought here against their collective will as children? How does he know that some or even many didn't make that trek willingly, as teenagers or young adults? Why is ensuring that illegal aliens complete their educations a duty of American politicians? Notice the unstated assumptions built into his viewpoint.

As for his nonsense about his preference for them becoming taxpayers, not tax-takers, that problem has a solution that doesn't require handing them in-state tuition at U.S. colleges: deport them, or don't let them in the door, in the first place. I suppose that's too much to ask in the days of the Obama administration, when border enforcement is deemphasized and sunny propaganda is the order of the day.

Mike Huckabee is part of the problem, not part of a solution. He's a champion of the idea, "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." If you think pandering to illegal aliens is progress, he's your go-to guy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Licking the Mailed Fist

Apparently, burning the Koran is worse than burning the Bible, because the Koran is a transcription of "God's" word, whereas the Bible is "written by men."

Watch the minute-and-a-half video where this is explained by the reasonable moral relativists at NBC News.

Notice how the talking head describes Pastor Terry Jones and the Afghani Muslims-in-question in equal terms -- as extremists -- as if there's no discernible moral difference between burning the Koran and murdering human beings.

It's also simplistic and misleading in suggesting that the Bible was "written by men." Christians believe that the Bible is God's holy Word, written down by men under His direct influence. So in both cases, the relevant parties accept that their scriptures contain messages to them that originated with God. Why introduce that Muslims believe the Koran is Allah's literal word, if not as an exercise in excuse-making for murder?

Monday, April 11, 2011

See My Hat? Now Watch Me Talk Through It

Have you seen/heard Obama's budget speech from April 8? Here's a link with the full transcript and video of his address.

The video clocks in at just under four minutes. I remember thinking as I watched the speech on T.V. that this guy doesn't even believe in the fertilization properties of the malodorous meadow muffins he's throwing at us. Put another way, he doesn't buy his own crap.

Watch the speech, and pay careful attention to his body language, posture, tone, and most importantly, his eyes. He knows he's full of it, having about as much interest in talking up America as I do in piercing my nose with a rusted nail -- and it probably pains him about the same.

I want to call attention to one short paragraph in his platitude session:

At the same time, we also made sure that at the end of the day, this was a debate about spending cuts, not social issues like women’s health and the protection of our air and water. These are important issues that deserve discussion, just not during a debate about our budget.

Let me translate Obama's biased rhetoric: by "women's health," he means the important, God-given and constitutional right to slaughter one's unborn child; "protection of our air and water" is code for a policy of pleasing pantheists and helping the third world get ahead -- at the expense of U.S. citizens, of course. By all means, such matters should stay far off the table in discussions pertaining to spending cuts.