Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Obama's birth certificate: the reddest of herrings

Brilliant legal mind Alan Keyes--a debit to his profession--is trying to make a case challenging Obama's right to be President due to Keyes' unwillingness to accept the validity of Obama's Hawaiian birth certificate.

A soldier is even refusing to deploy to Afghanistan because (he says) it would be unlawful to him to take orders from a Commander-In-Chief who doesn't have the right to be President.

This is a very old and very tired argument (or maybe I'm just very old, and very tired of hearing it). The theory goes that, because the Constitution requires that a President be a "natural-born citizen", if Obama was not born in the US, he is not a citizen, and therefore ineligible to serve.

The problem with this argument is that it confuses "natural-born" with "native-born". Someone "native-born" was born on US soil. Someone "natural-born" was--at birth--a citizen of the US by then-extant laws, treaties, etc. Since one of those laws states that it is sufficient for only one parent to be a US citizen--and no one disputes that Obama's mother was a US citizen--he is therefore a "natural-born citizen" even if he were not born in Hawaii.

Here's a very cogent article written on the subject.

Meanwhile, Keyes is still a fruit bat, and the soldier is either a coward, a traitor, or an ignoramus.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Meghan McCain is an idiot

Meghan McCain was a guest on "Real Time with Bill Maher". When she came out, she made a comment about feeling like a kid at the grown-up's table; that was the most perceptive thing she said.

On the one hand, she seems to think that people should listen to what she says because she's the daughter of someone famous; on the other hand, she comes off more as a socialite than sociologist.

When Paul Begala talked about something that happened during the Reagan era, McCain said, "I wasn't born yet so
I wouldn't know!" (i.e., "Eww, you're OLD!").

Begala shot back, "I wasn't born during the French Revolution, but I know about it."

It was t'riffic.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Red cap Dr. Pepper lower in carbonation?

I got a 6-pack of Dr. Pepper the other day that had red caps to match the red color on the label. Each one is considerably lower in carbonation than the usual white-capped bottles.

What's the story?

Monday, March 02, 2009

My heroine

Aemilia Scott posted "An Open Letter to Outraged Conservatives" on the Huffington Post. It's t'riffic.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another truffle for the pig

The New York Post published a cartoon that was a reference to a recent police shooting of a chimpanzee. The caption read, "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill."

Al Sharpton, the truffle-sniffing pig of racism, decided that the dead ape represented Obama, and was therefore offensive.

I read the cartoon as saying that the stimulus bill was so haphazard it could have been assembled by an animal.

I guess Sharpton needed to get on TV again, so he invented another controversy. What else is new?

Friday, February 06, 2009

Phickle Phelps phans

In a photo that doesn't look much like him, Olympic gold-medalist Michael Phelps is pictured smoking pot. He admitted the photo was genuine and apologized for his behavior.

Predictably, Kellogg's is dropping him, and he has been suspended from swimming competition for 3 months.

This is how he's rewarded for owning up to the photo? He could have said, "That's not me, but the resemblance is striking."

Fortunately for Phelps, his other sponsors are sticking by him. You know, like the fans stuck by him when he was winning all those gold medals in Beijing. Smoking pot didn't hurt his performance any, did it?

Phelps is a young person, and young people do things others may not agree with, like smoking pot.

Older people do things others may not agree with, like torturing prisoners.

I think Phelps' honesty shows character. If I were Post or General Mills, I'd sign him up at a discount rate and put him on my cereal boxes. Cereal is good for the munchies.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sea kittens!

PETA have decided that nobody would hurt a fish if it were called a sea kitten.

  • "Got any threes? Go sea kitten!"
  • "Come ye after me, and I will make you to become sea kitteners of men."
  • "The authorities were criticized for going on a sea kittening expedition."
Mmm, sea kitten sticks would go down real good with some hush puppies.

And think of poor Jessica Simpson when faced with a can of tuna:

"Is Chicken of the Sea chicken?"
"No, it's sea kitten."

Tuna are pretty big, though. I'm not sure they'd be sea kittens. Sea cats, maybe, or sea tigers.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Hamas = Hate

Islam is again revealed to be a bloodthirsty, morally bankrupt institution.

Since Israel has retaliated against Hamas in Gaza for the constant shelling of civilian targets in southern Israel, Hamas has been crying foul and screaming for revenge.

A leader of Hamas, Mahmoud Zahar, is quoted as saying, "They have legitimised the murder of their own children by killing the children of Palestine. They have legitimised the killing of their people all over the world by killing our people."

In other words, because Israel is defending itself against the rockets from Gaza, a worldwide genocide has been declared against all Jews, including children.

Way to overreact and disclaim any responsibility for your actions, Hamas.

The extremist brand of Islam exemplified by these people is the most thin-skinned, whiniest, vengeful, rabid, spiteful, hate-filled group of assclowns I've ever seen.

They need to shut the fuck up and grow the fuck up.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Hamas hates Gazans

"Oh, my goodness! We rocketed Israel, and now they attack us! Why?"

Friday, January 02, 2009

Village Voice lays off Nat Hentoff

The New York Times reports that the Village Voice has laid off Nat Hentoff.

Hentoff, 83, worked for the Voice for the last 50 years. His articles on civil liberties and his writing on jazz are legendary.

The Village Voice was sold in 2005 to New Times Media, and since then about half of its employees have been cut.


Hentoff will continue writing for United Media and the Wall Street Journal.

Thursday, January 01, 2009