Belaboring the Obvious

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

It's been pretty much talked to death...

... but, let's face it--getting Orly Taitz to help you with your 'Obama was born in Kenya' argument is a lot like hitchin' your wagon not to a star, but to a submarine.

But, I'm sure that the flat-earthers, er, birthers will explain away how their latest sacred document greatly resembles an Australian one found via Google Images from a genealogical site.

And, that Kenya was not a republic, as the form reads, until ten months after the signature on the certificate.

And, how oddly coincidental that the number on the certificate is 47,044, when Obama was 47 when he became, hey!, the 44th president. Man, that's, uh, uh... cosmic!

And, that the registrar listed on both forms--one in Australia, and one in Kenya--has the last name of "Lavender." Well, admittedly, maybe there is a very large family of professional vital statistics registrars out there in the former British Empire.

And, that the purported city of his birth, Mombasa, wasn't even in Kenya in 1961. Mombasa, at that time, was in the state of Zanzibar, and was ceded to Kenya upon its independence in Dec., 1963, over two years after Obama's birth.

Lessee, the line from "Body Heat" goes something like this: "Any time you do a decent crime, there are fifty ways you can fuck up. If you think of twenty-five of them, you're a genius... and you ain't no genius."

Being blind to the blazingly obvious is not an effective evolutionary trait. Let's hope it doesn't catch on....


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