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On why Obama gave in to the birther controversy

What Obama did here is a really important thing. Not him validating that whole birth certificate drama. Instead, he separated what he’s trying to do from the spectacle around what he’s trying to do. And as a result, he should be able to get beyond the stupid drama and do what he’s been trying to do for over two years — improve our economy. For too long, Obama’s become less about his own goals and efforts and more about the people looking for any way possible to cut them down. And by making his statement today, he drew a line in the sand. If you jerks are going to continue to talk about this, you’re doing so at the peril of the American people. And that’s what we needed to hear as a country and as a media. Thank God someone said it. source

BIRTHERISM: IT'S NOT GOING AWAY

Leo Berman, a TX Republican in the state legislature, has made a crusade of the “birther” issue.  Yep, he’s a redwhiteandblue American who just knows in his heart that our first black president cannot possibly be legitimate.

Well, yesterday, in what must surely be one of the lowest, saddest moments in U.S. political history, the President of the United States felt it necessary to release a long form birth certificate to prove he is actually an American citizen. 

The news media headlines all said that Obama “put the issue to bed” by producing the document.

Right.

So is Patriot Berman satisfied?  Of course not!  Now he wants to know why the Hawaiian hospital where Obama was born hasn’t put a plaque on the wall commemorating the historic event.

Memo to clueless news media: facts don’t drive the birthers and facts won’t assuage them.  This is racism, paranoia, xenophobia and hate.  Their issue never was about a piece of paper, and they aren’t going away.

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i like this guy :)

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Obama making jokes.

‘tis incredibly classy…but more importantly, awesome. 

Corsi Claims He Has Identity Of Individual Behind Birth Certificate Forgery

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May 22, 2011

Video: World Net Daily’s Dr. Jerome Corsi will soon release details of the key person who helped create Obama’s newly forged birth certificate.

Dr. Corsi reports the key person is in the Media. Also, more explosive details revealed during today’s interview on Infowars Radio Show regarding Obama’s destroyed birth records in Kenya and more…

FLASHBACK: Fox Business: New Obama Birth Certificate Raises More Questions; Prosecutor: Obama’s Birth Certificate Proves Americans Are Powerless. -Video here.

White House panic: Corsi book targeted – ‘Fight the Smears’ 2.0 launched, mocks No. 1 best-seller as delusional ‘joke’ -Details at Source.

Jerome Corsi: Obama Birth Certificate 100% Forged; Sources Say Hawaii Forged Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth Placed It In DOH Book. -Video here.

Jerome Corsi’s First Interview Post-Release of “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to be President”. -Video here.

News Release: Legal Proof That pResident Obama’s Certificate Of Live Birth Is A Forgery. -Details here.

Photoshop Expert & Author Mara Zebest Declares Obama’s Latest Hawaiian Birth Certificate A Complete Phony -Details here.

Irrefutable Proof Obama’s New Birth Certificate Forged Using Nordyke Birth Certificates -Details here.

Comparative Analysis By Pro Graphics & Special Effects: Trump Vs. Obama; Birth Certificate Fraud -Details here.

Busted: White House Now Claims They Ordered Short-Form COLB From Hawaii Department Of Health In 2008 Yet COLB Is Date Stamped 2007 -Details here.

Confirmed: Democratic Party of Hawaii would not certify in 2008 that Obama was constitutionally and legally eligible for the Office of President -Details here.

Full article here

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Bo Dietl’s Contract With Fox Has Not Been Renewed, But He Leaves A Legacy Of Racism, Xenophobia And Sexism [TW: Racism, Xenophobia, Islamophobia, Sexism, Anti-Immigrant Bigotry, Police Brutality]
Following reports that Fox News contributor Bo Dietl’s contract has not been renewed, Media Matters takes a look back at Dietl’s history of rampant anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, sexist, and racist rhetoric.

Fox News Reportedly Cuts Ties With Contributor Bo Dietl

The Daily Beast: “Fox News Has Reportedly Cut Ties With On-Air Personality Bo Dietl.” The Daily Beast reported that, according to New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman, Bo Dietl “is no longer a contributor” at Fox News. Dietl told The Daily Beast, “‘My contract ran out in the end of July, and [Fox] hasn’t renewed it yet.’” [The Daily Beast, 8/18/16]

Dietl Has Repeatedly Advocated For Profiling Muslims And Surveilling Mosques

Dietl On Mosque Surveillance: “Let’s Stop Worrying About People’s Rights.” On the November 16 edition of Hannity, Fox News contributor Bo Dietl said “let’s stop worrying about people’s rights” in the Muslim community and advocated instead for “eavesdropping on these radical mosques” in light of the Paris terror attacks. [Fox News, Hannity, 11/16/15]

Dietl: To Prevent Terror Attacks, “Put Bacon In … Hollow Point Bullets.” In a segment on “safety tips” to avoid becoming a “soft target” to terrorism, Dietl said, “I also put bacon in my hollow point bullets so when I whack the terrorists, he ain’t going to the 72 virgins.” [Fox News, Your World with Neil Cavuto, 11/18/15]

Dietl: We Must Profile “Guys That Look Like Aba Daba Doo And Aba Daba Dah.” Dietl advocated for racial profiling saying “We know there’s a war by fundamentalists and terrorists to kill us. So we have to be able to profile. And I’m sorry, if I see two guys that look like Aba Daba Doo and Aba Daba Dah, I’m gonna pull ‘em over, and I wanna find out what you’re doing.” [Fox News, Your World, 8/7/07]

Dietl: “We Gotta Start Profiling” “Middle-East Looking Guys” And “When People Start Growing That Facial Hair.” Dietl said, “I’m sorry, we gotta start profiling. We gotta start profiling when people act like a terrorist, when people start growing that facial hair, and start growing that facial hair around their chin.” He also added that “Middle-East looking guys” should be profiled because “they grow the facial hair, and you know it for yourself, the ISIS guys cannot shave the beard.” [Fox Business News, Making Money with Charles Payne,12/14/15]

Dietl: “It’s “Ridiculous” We Don’t Surveil And “Infiltrate Certain Areas Of Muslim” Neighborhoods.” Dietl said that it’s “ridiculous” that police are not allowed to surveil and “infiltrate certain areas of Muslim neighborhoods.,” claiming that “We have to prepare ourselves [against terror attacks] … and the only way is get intelligence, get inside of [mosques].” [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 3/24/16]

Dietl Has Questioned President Obama’s Birthplace And Attacked Black Victims Of Police Brutality

Dietl: “Please Mr. President, Come Out With Your Real Birth Certificate.” Dietl claimed that there was a 2004 article in a Kenyan newspaper that claimed President Obama was “Kenyan-born,” and asked, “Please Mr. President, come out with your real birth certificate.” [Fox Business Network, Imus in the Morning, 10/19/09]

Dietl: Freddie Gray “Was Not Really [Mentally] With It And Possibly He Was On Drugs.” Dietl baselessly speculated that Freddie Gray, whose spine was fatally broken during an arrest and transport by the Baltimore police, was on drugs when arrested, saying, “I’m just hoping that they did a toxicology on” Gray because “I really feel mentally he was not really with it and possibly he was on drugs.” [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 4/30/15]

Dietl: McKinney, TX, Cops Who Manhandled Black Teen Girl May Have Felt Threatened Because The Teens Might Have Said, “I’m Gonna Pop A Cap.” Dietl claimed that the police officer who manhandled a black teenage girl at a McKinney, TX, pool could have felt justifiably threatened because the teens might have told him, “I’m gonna pop a cap.” [Fox News, Hannity, 6/8/15]

Dietl Promoted Discriminatory Chokehold And Stop-And-Frisk Procedures Following Eric Garner’s Death. Dietl responded to Eric Garner’s death, which resulted from a fatal chokehold by the New York Police Department, by suggesting that the medical examiner’s report showing a crushed windpipe was erroneous, and advocated for “an independent medical examiner to look at that autopsy report.“ Dietl followed up, saying it’s "bad enough that they took the stop-and-frisk away, which is ridiculous.” [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 8/6/14]

Dietl Has Disparaged Refugees And Immigrants

Dietl: Refugees Raping And Rioting In Europe Are Going To Do The Same In America. Dietl said, “our news media is covering” up coverage of “Cops getting shot, riots in the street with these refugees, and what’s happening in Germany, 1,200 people, females getting raped,” because “They don’t want to show what this refugee influx does and what it’s going to do to the United States of America.“ Dietl said, “if we don’t stop the immigration to know who’s coming in here, we’re going to have it in our backyard.” [Fox News, Hannity, 7/14/16]

Dietl: “We Are Being Raped In This Country By Illegal Aliens.” Dietl claimed that “we are being raped in this country by illegal aliens and our kids are the victims,” pointing to “sanctuary cities” abetting “this epidemic of rape” by “these punks and gang members.” Dietl added, “We will stop sanctuary cities, we will stop this immigration, we will build the wall.” [Fox News, Hannity, 4/20/16]

Dietl Has Criticized Women’s Appearances

Dietl: Katie Couric “Looks Oriental” Because “She’s Got Her Eyes Pulled So Far.” Dietl attacked Katie Couric by saying, “She’s got her eyes pulled so far, she’s starting to look Chinese herself,” while offensively pulling his eyes back. Dietl added, “ten years ago, [Katie Couric] looked American. Today, she looks Oriental.” [Fox Business Network, Imus in the Morning, 11/10/09]

Dietl: “Why Should I Have To Look At Some Chick’s Zits … Why Not A Little Blush On Her Lips And Cover Those Zits.” Discussing makeup being worn by Olympic athletes, Dietl said, “why should I have to look at some chick’s zits … why not a little blush on her lips and cover those zits. I like to see a person, wins that gold medal, go up there and look beautiful.” He added, “What do you look like when you crawl out of bed in the morning. I’d rather have you now.” [Foxnews.com, Sports Court, 8/3/16]



H/T: Tyler Cherry at MMFA

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Worth watching the full thing! President Obama is hilarious!!

Drama over Obama's birth certificate

Recently there have been alot of coverage on the finding of President Obama’s birth certificate due to the statement that was made by Donald Trump, “Well I’ve been told very recently, Anderson, that the birth certificate is missing.  I’ve been told that it’s not there or it doesn’t exist. And if that’s the case it’s a big problem.” Since then, people have gone on a goose chase trying to locate Obama’s birth certificate. Some have even speculated that he’s not a natural born citizen because he was born in Kenya therefore he shouldn’t have been elected president. Now that the birth certificate has been located in Hawaii, Trump has taken props for the fact it has been found.

In my opinion, even if he was born in Kenya, there are rules that explicitly state what the logistics are for him to become president. Second, why the hell are the media focusing on finding his birth certificate all because of Donald Trump’s accusations? There are much bigger issues to deal with and cover than the location of a birth certificate of someone who’s already been in office for years. This just goes to show that our society focuses on the most frivalous things which reminds of me Lupe Fiasco’s song “Words I Never Said” when he says, “If you turn on TV, all you see’s a bunch of what the fucks
Dude is dating so and so, blabbering about such and such and that ain’t Jersey Shore, homie that’s the news and these the same people supposedly telling us the truth.” That basically sums up what the hell goes on in the news coverage daily which is ridiculous, no wonder our society isn’t educated as Europeans.

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Return of the Birthers | The Nation

Like political kudzu, no matter how many times they have been destroyed, birthers keep coming back. The last week has seen a sudden reemergence of the once-marginalized racist, xenophobic, Islamophobic notion that President Obama was not born in Hawaii. And the Republican presidential nominee is cozying up to leading birthers such as Donald Trump.

Obama’s natural born American citizenship has been amply documented by the release of both his short and long form birth certificates. Researchers have also found historical evidence such as birth announcements in Hawaiian newspapers. When Obama released his long form birth certificate in April 2011,a Gallup poll showed the percentage of Americans who said he was “definitely” or “probably” born in another country dropped from a shockingly high 24 percent to a merely disturbing 13 percent.

But now the birthers are back. One of their man hubs is World Net Daily, a popular website on the conspiracy-minded far right. Through WND Books they have recently published a compendium of discredited and newly invented birther assertions called Where’s The Birth Certificate: The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President by leading birther Jerome Corsi. On May 17 WND reported that Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who has become famous for his mistreatment of prisoners and his distaste for immigrants, is investigating the president’s citizenship but being met with “stonewalling” from federal authorities. “Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse says Selective Service System officials apparently are trying to dissuade the Arizona investigative team from attempting to obtain original documentation to determine whether Barack Obama’s draft registration form is authentic,” wrote WND’s Art Moore.

On the same day Breitbart.com produced the dramatic revelation that a promotional material from 1991 from Obama’s book said he was born in Kenya. The Breitbart editors claimed that they believe Obama was born in Honolulu but that this bizarre little factoid tells us something about Obama’s ideological past.

Other conservatives, such as those at WND, got the hint, though.

This interpretation conflicts with some basic facts and logic, including the birthers own imaginings. For one thing, Obama’s memoir itself is clear that he was born in Hawaii. For another, the ludicrous birther conspiracy theory holds that Obama’s family was busy creating the false impression that he was born in Hawaii at the time he was born, hence the public birth announcement. That can’t be true while it simultaneously is the case that Obama was openly admitting to his publisher’s publicists that he was born in Kenya back in 1991 because he had not yet decided to run for president. On May 21 WND reported that Arpaio’s “cold case posse” is going to Hawaii to investigate.

Even Romney’s nominal disavowals of birtherism contain a cowardly dodge with a wink towards the extremists. Romney’s spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, wrote in an emailed statement to CNN, “Governor Romney has said repeatedly that he believes President Obama was born in the United States.” The key word in that sentence is “believes.” Obama’s birthplace is not a matter of belief; it is a matter of fact. A true disavowal would be, “Romney has said repeatedly that President Obama was born in the United States.” Adding the unnecessary “he believes” qualification is a way of hinting to birthers that this is still a valid question to examine. It is the same trick played by congressional Republicans who always say they believe Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim, or that Obama has said he is a Christian and they take him at his word.

Of course, some Republicans in Congress are happy to indulge birther fantasies as well. Colorado Representative Mike Coffman recently said at a fundraiser, “I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that. But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.”

h/t: Ben Adler at The Nation

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Obama Wants To See Betty White’s Birth Certificate

If we didn’t know better, we’d call this a campaign ad.

In honor of her 90th birthday, President Obama sent a video message to Betty White, asking to see her long-form birth certificate. After all, she is incredibly spry for a woman of advancing age.

In the clip, Obama writes a postcard making the request to White, then enjoys the soothing tune “Thank You For Being A Friend,” on his iPod.

We’re not sure how many hipster votes Obama just re-won with this, but considering the write-in campaign that got Betty White a hosting gig on “SNL”, it’s probably a lot.

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Day Before Osama Dead, Obama Roasts Trump

We all know by now that Osama Bin Laden has been killed.  Based on the timeline given by the White House, Obama signed off on the mission the morning before leaving to tour the tornado damage in Alabama on 4/29, with confirmation of the mission being successful coming on 5/1.  So with that said, with the unknown fate of this historic mission weighing on his mind, the fact that Obama STILL had the chutzpah to deliver this speech on 4/30 absolutely blows my mind.  How can one man be so goddam cool?!

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AHAHAHAHAH officially the best President ever.

I like how people in the comments section are talking about how he is “taking a real issue and turning it into a joke.” LMFAO the issue itself is a total joke, and I’m sorry to say, it is not the kind of joke that makes other nations marvel at the cleverness of American citizens. 

FIIIINALLY!

He did it guys! The Donald, through sheer force of personality, managed to get the white house to release President Obama’s long-form birth certificate (I, personally, am going to make a sweet iron Tall-T with it). Proving, once and for all, that he is an American citizen. Here’s what Trump-Dogg has to say about it:

Right. Now that he’s put that issue to bed, he can start to solve the real, albeit less important (obvi!) issues like dependence on foreign oil, the economy, and China.

NOT! Now Donnie-Dirty-Money is asking for Obama’s college transcripts in the hopes of proving his undergraduate grades didn’t merit an admission to Harvard. Does this mean the “Birthers” are going to have to change their name? Perhaps to something like “first-graders”? Or, in the likely event Trump gets the transcripts (he is batting 1.000) and feels the need to request other documents, maybe the birthers can cover all their bases and just call themselves “biographers”.

Next thing you know, Trump’s going to make the contestants on Celebrity Apprentice find him the Presidential Book of Secrets. Methinks Lil’ John’s got the swag to crack the codes like my dude Benjamin Franklin Gates.

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Hillary Health Trutherism, Misogyny And The Media [TW: Sexism, Misogyny, Clinton Derangement Syndrome, Conspiracy Theories]
Conservatives sure are worried about Hillary Clinton’s health. Not that they are actually concerned with her well-being. Instead, they have created a new blend of trutherism that uses exaggerations and even outright forgeries to construct a false narrative that a medical disorder disqualifies Clinton from the presidency.

Conservatives sure are worried about Hillary Clinton’s health. Not that they are actually concerned with her well-being. Instead, they have created a new blend of trutherism that uses exaggerations and even outright forgeries to construct a false narrative that a medical disorder disqualifies Clinton from the presidency.

Eight years ago, the fever swamps of the far-right were obsessed with proving that Barack Obama was constitutionally ineligible to be president because he was born in Kenya. Based on racism, birtherism was designed to depict Obama as not fully American. Proselytizers of this lie were far too often granted a platform by the media, sometimes lending undeserved credibility to their claims.

At the time, Republican nominee John McCain refused to engage in these bigoted attacks and actively dissuaded his supporters from doing so. The same cannot be said for Donald Trump. His birtherism helped elevate him from reality TV star to presidential contender and now he is actively engaged in promoting this new lie about Clinton’s health.  

In an interview this week, Trump campaign spokeswoman Katrina Pierson diagnosed Clinton as suffering from “dysphasia.” Trump himself has declared that Clinton “doesn’t have that strength and stamina” to be president. The Trump campaign has been joined in this smear by its partners at Breitbart.com, Sean Hannity’s radio and television programs, and the birthers at World Net Daily.

On Fox News Sunday, Trump surrogate and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed one of the reasons Hillary Clinton leads in national and state polls is because the media refuses to cover conservative conspiracies about her health.

Like the birthers of the Obama era, Hillary health truthers base their accusations on a convoluted mix of conspiracy theories, exaggerations and outright lies that forces believers to willfully ignore any evidence to the contrary while twisting themselves into logical pretzels.

Ignoring the standard physician’s letter that Clinton’s campaign, like most presidential campaigns, has released, they are convinced that the candidate making a joke about rapid-fire questions from reporters in a Washington, D.C., coffee shop in June is evidence that she had a seizure. (Oddly, these truthers must believe that journalists next to Clinton reacted to her apparent seizure by laughing). They also point to a single picture of Clinton slipping on icy stairs as proof of her poor health, while there are literally hundreds of pictures in existence of her climbing steps unaided. The Drudge Report splashed across the top of its page a link to a conservative blog pointing to the fact that a pillow is often found on the seats upon which Hillary Clinton sits, because apparently desiring lumbar support is somehow evidence of a major medical malady. (Unlike Trump, her physician has not declared that she “will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”)  

Hillary health truthers have also released fake letters, fake medical records claiming to be from Clinton’s doctor and even a fake MRI.

Just as racism drove birtherism, health trutherism is undoubtedly driven by misogyny. There is an extensive history of demeaning women by calling them “crazy,” not to mention undercutting their ability to serve in positions of prominence and power.

Accusing the first female presidential nominee of a major political party of being brain damaged is simply an attempt to use fake medicine and outright lies to elevate this sexist trope into the mainstream political discourse.

Pushers of these theories will feign offense at these accusations. How dare they be accused of sexism, they will complain, when they’re not saying that Hillary is crazy, just brain damaged. They’re just asking questions. They will say that these queries simply come from concern about the health of the future president. Nonsense.

Hillary health truthers see this as an open opportunity to claim that the potential first female president of the United States is unfit for the job. And as in the case of birtherism, there will be no evidence presented to the contrary that will satisfy those spreading these falsehoods. They will either deny the proof at hand or move the goalposts as they invent new conspiracies.

The media has been put in a bind by these stories. Because the accusations are emerging from the Trump campaign itself, not covering them is nearly impossible. Yet even coverage that debunks this health trutherism also helps to spread it. In that way, even well-meaning reporters providing factual information— even, I admit, this piece— have the potential to give legs to these lies. Once again, the Trump campaign has successfully hacked the media.

The only appropriate response is to repeatedly, consistently and without hesitation call out not only these lies but also the misogyny that undergirds them.

H/T: Ari Rabin-Havt at RWW

Bag’s Take-Away:

Okay, that’s probably the best piece of political merch I’ve ever seen.

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(photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters caption: A woman holds up a souvenir coffee mug printed with U.S. President Barack Obama’s birth certificate for sale at the site of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina September 1, 2012. The convention opens September 3, 2012.)

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