Friday, March 6, 2009

Judge Gives Birthers Well Deserved Smack Down

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Finally a judge is standing up to these right wing nuts and dismissing them with the disdain they deserve.

Washington DC District Judge James Robertson wrote a particularly harsh 5 page memo yesterday to dismiss one of the latest cases challenging the birth place of President Obama.

You can read the entire memo here and a write up of it in Ben Smith's blog on

This is something I have such a hard time understanding and is just completely over the top for me. Even the Republican Governor of Hawaii, where the President was born has stated his birth certificate is on file there and is valid, but this has not been enough for these conspiracy theorists.

I have posted before about that it has been verified by fact check, it has been posted on several different sites, yet they still persist that those are just copies so therefore that is not good enough.

Well, folks, most people DO NOT have their original birth certificate. I don't. I have a copy. The original is stored at the state capitol in Jefferson City, MO. So, I wouldn't be able to produce my original certificate either if someone demanded I have it.

I would imagine it is the same for most everyone.

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Fran said...

Yep me too. Jeez! What a waste of time & energy. I think this is some weird racial prejudice thing.

trishSWFL said...

Same here. I do NOT have my original birth certificate. It is on file in Springfield Illinois. Best I could come up with if I ever needed it, would be my certified copy, obtained from the Courthouse in the county where I was born.

Jeez...who actually has their original!