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Debunking the Birthers

Donald Trump has been getting a lot of attention for his “birther” crusade.  He’s doing it for attention, which is a a shame, because he actually makes a lot of sense on other, non-conspiracy theory, issues.

Tommy Christopher, a diehard liberal journalist, actually does a good job from time to time.  Most recently, he’s thoroughly debunked the birthers:

Why Doesn’t President Obama Release His Long-Form Birth Certificate?

I’m going to start here, because this is the piece of the puzzle that nagged at me for a long time. For the uninitiated, much of the Birther conspiracy centers around the Obama campaign’s release of a Certification of Live Birth (COLB) to prove his eligibility for the office of the presidency, rather than an original “long-form” birth certificate. The COLB is the equivalent of the certified copy I use whenever I need a birth certificate, or whenever anyone else does the same. Nobody carries around their “original” birth certificate (although, according to Stephen Wright, George Washington carried around a dollar bill for this purpose).

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Short Takes: 3/28/11

Donald Trump has released his birth certificate, as the attention whore continues his “birther” crusade.  At this point, Trump is no longer a serious candidate.  The so-called “birther” thing is stupid.  Obama was born in Hawaii. Arguing otherwise just makes you look like an ass.

Is nothing sacred? The White House Easter Egg Roll is going green, so add that to the list of things that environmentalists have ruined.  It’s bad enough that I can’t flush my toilet because it uses almost no water. Now Easter is being destroyed by the greenie weenies too?

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