49IF

They say it’s his birthday.

Consider this an open thread.






54 replies
  1. 1
    Zifnab says:

    Kenya! Muslim! Birth Certificate! Blaa-a-a-a-rgh!

  2. 2
    dmsilev says:

    Given that it’s been well-established that Barack Obama traveled back through time to fake the evidence of his own birth, can he really be said to have a birthday at all? Instead, doesn’t he exist as a closed loop in spacetime, with no discernible beginning or end?

    dms

  3. 3
    Cacti says:

    I discovered over the past week that I really dislike the Veggie Tales cartoons.

    Christian propaganda disguised as benign children’s entertainment.

    I knew nothing about them before my older son got a couple DVDs of them as gifts.

  4. 4
    licensed to kill time says:

    ♪♫ He’s gonna have a good time! ♪♫

  5. 5
    ChrisS says:

    I’d have to see proof.

    What?

    I’ll show my birth certificate.

    56 years ago Ike called a bunch of Texas oil millionaires stupid.

    Today, Ike is in his grave and the inbred, ideological offspring of those Texans are pushing the discourse in this country increasingly to the new, uncharted territories.

  6. 6
    Cacti says:

    There’s no proof of Obama’s date of birth?

    Just like Jesus?

    Maybe he is the messiah after all.

  7. 7
    beltane says:

    Maybe he wasn’t born at all. Maybe he emerged, fully formed, from the head of StalinHitlerMalcolmXSonofSam.

    Slightly OT, but Alan Keyes actually had a lucid moment today, where he said that repealing the 14th Amendment is something that Nazis and fascists would do. The Republican party is now officially more crazy than Alan Keyes.

  8. 8
    KCinDC says:

    So Alan Keyes, while still a loon, is now saner than many prominent Republicans. What does this mean for the theory of the crazification factor?

  9. 9
    russell says:

    Given that it’s been well-established that Barack Obama traveled back through time to fake the evidence of his own birth

    He’s his own grandpa!

    God, I miss the Fairness Doctrine.

  10. 10
    Dave says:

    Tell me again how it’s crazy to think people that swallow this shit would put up Palin for president…

  11. 11
    Tonal Crow says:

    That’s a lie. He was never born. Glenn Beck says it, I believe it, that settles it.

    /typical GOP voter

  12. 12
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    Maybe the entire Wingnut chorus, if played backwards, is actually saying something logical and coherent. Never occurred to me before.

  13. 13
    gene108 says:

    Why does everybody hate Barack Obama? The banks and businesses have come to hate him. The right-wingers hate him. The liberals hate him.

    It’s remarkable there’s so ire for the President from so many disparate groups.

  14. 14
    beltane says:

    @KCinDC: Thank you for providing the link. Alan Keyes may be crazy, but his insanity allows him to be honest enough to point out what a repeal of the 14th Amendment would actually mean.

    The rest of them are more evil than insane.

  15. 15
    freelancer says:

    @KCinDC:

    @beltane:

    Someone page John Rogers.

  16. 16
    ChrisS says:

    He’s his own grandpa!

    No one is saying that. That would be crazy. But imagine if he was his own grandfather. Wouldn’t that make him a liar when he spoke of his family history on the campaign trail? It’d fit in well with what he know of Obama, him possibly lying all the time. Well, I wouldn’t make that argument, but I’ve heard some democrats say that they’re sick of his lies.

  17. 17
    ChrisS says:

    @Dave:

    I see people write that Palin may not be their best choice, but that they’d rather have her President than Obama.

    Straight-up. Fucking. Crazy.

    Oh, and well, he also only watches Fox news and nothing else.

  18. 18
    SIA says:

    @licensed to kill time: Aw! Beat me to it!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR PRESIDENT!

    /obot

    Speaking of birthdays, Happy Birthday SiubhanDuinne (yesterday) !!

  19. 19
    jacy says:

    @gene108:

    Because kids always hate the grownup in charge. You know, the one who has to pay the bills, clean up the messes, be the responsible adult, while they sit in the back of the car, poking each other with sticks and asking, “Are we there yet?”

  20. 20
    handy says:

    Cranberry sauce…

  21. 21
    Brachiator says:

    Let’s see. Michelle is in Spain with one of the kids. The other kid is away at camp.

    So, I want to see Scarlett Johansson and Halle Berry in slinky dresses, at a party singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President,” and a late night motorcade back to the White House, with Bill Clinton giving a thumbs up.

    Given that it’s been well-established that Barack Obama traveled back through time to fake the evidence of his own birth, can he really be said to have a birthday at all? Instead, doesn’t he exist as a closed loop in spacetime, with no discernible beginning or end?

    Barack Obama is Doctor Who. Being a Time Lord explains everything.

  22. 22
    TooManyJens says:

    Rumor has it that Prop 8 has been overturned. Please let it be so.

  23. 23
    MattR says:

    @KCinDC: Maybe I don’t know enough about what the Republicans are trying to do, but I found Keyes’s logic to be lacking. If all they want to do is remove birthright citizenship if your parents were not in the country legally, then what he said makes no sense. If they want to completely get rid of the concept of birthright citizenship, then Keyes might have a point. But I don’t think anyone is calling for anything that extreme.

  24. 24
    russell says:

    So, I want to see Scarlett Johansson and Halle Berry in slinky dresses, at a party singing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President,”

    I am so running for President in 2012.

  25. 25
    dmsilev says:

    @KCinDC: The existence of an idea which can be fairly described as “too crazy for Alan Keyes” *defines* Peak Wingnut.

    dms

  26. 26
    TooManyJens says:

    @dmsilev: We only wish.

    ETA: Oh yeah, it’s official:

    In a decision just handed down to lawyers for both sides, Walker ruled in that Proposition 8 is “unconstitutional under both the due process and equal protection clauses.” The court, therefore, “orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement.”

  27. 27
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    Now I’m wondering how many even got the 49IF reference of Doug’s.

    Well done, in any case.

  28. 28
    jacy says:

    @MattR:

    If they want to completely get rid of the concept of birthright citizenship, then Keyes might have a point. But I don’t think anyone is calling for anything that extreme.

    I think you’re suffering from a lack of imagination.

    The explanation I heard is this is a straw they’re grasping at to justify the Barack-Obama-is-not-a-citizen craziness. It makes no actual sense, but when has that ever stopped them? Never underestimate the truly unhinged.

  29. 29
    MattR says:

    @jacy: Yikes.

    PS. Yay Judge Walker.

  30. 30
    licensed to kill time says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: I don’t get it. Enlighten me, please!

  31. 31
    asiangrrlMN says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: Not me. And, I must object. Since Obama clearly is a concept of the liberal mind, he does not have a birthday. Like Athena, he sprang fully formed from our spleen. Or, like Aphrodite, he came out, nekkid, from the foam. At any rate, happy birthday, big guy. Enjoy some cake.

    @MattR: Well, late last night kay posted what they want. Nobody who is born to someone who is not a citizen, not a legal resident, or not an undocumented person in the military (huh?) will be considered a citizen. That’s pretty damn fucking broad in my opinion. I’m worried they will make it retroactive because really, where do you draw the line? My parents weren’t any of the above when I was born.

  32. 32
    bemused says:

    @KCinDC:
    I had to smack myself in the head when I read that and read it again. Alan Keyes talking sense with a warning to be careful with tampering with amendments…will wonders never cease.
    There have been a few other instances of conservatives bucking the Beck/Tea Party/ GOP insanity lately. Is there something happening here? Probably not but I can dream.

  33. 33
    ruemara says:

    May I post some good news? Yay for Prop 8 overturning! Fuck those bigots with a rusty chainsaw. Twice.

  34. 34
    Amir_Khalid says:

    @licensed to kill time: Let me.

    On the cover of the album Abbey Road (the one where the guys are crossing the street), there’s a VW Beetle parked behind the pedestrian crossing. Its number plate says “28IF”. If you believed the “Paul is dead” rumor that was current at the time, that’s how old Paul would have been at the time IF he were alive.

  35. 35
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    Okay I’ll reveal the secret DougVinci Code answer even if it means drawing attention to the fact that you’re all a bunch of whippersnappers and I’m not anymore.

    Actually in keeping with the theme I seem to have fallen into here, I’ll just give you clues:

    1) The record in the video above.

    2) “Turn me on, dead man.”

    Meh that’s enough.

    Now, to the Google! Go!

    Edit: Ahem. Glaring up at the poster above who spoiled all the fun.

  36. 36
    licensed to kill time says:

    @Amir_Khalid:

    Whoa. I remember the Paul is dead stuff, but I never delved that far into it…thanks!

    eta: too late Bill E. Pilgrim, Amir_Khalid has spilled the beans

  37. 37
    Amir_Khalid says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: Sorry.

  38. 38
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Amir_Khalid: Just teasing.

  39. 39
    Yutsano says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim: C’est la vie. I didn’t get it either and my Beatlemaniac bud is either in class or at work. Otherwise I’m sure she would have known it. Oh and she lives in Santa Rosa, so she’ll be all happy about the Prop 8 going down.

  40. 40
    Brachiator says:

    @asiangrrlMN:

    Not me. And, I must object. Since Obama clearly is a concept of the liberal mind, he does not have a birthday. Like Athena, he sprang fully formed from our spleen. Or, like Aphrodite, he came out, nekkid, from the foam.

    In Hawaii, no less. On a surfboard. Works for me.

  41. 41
    gnomedad says:

    Okay, I though signing the MUP’s birthday card was lame, but Rushbo convinced me to do it.

  42. 42
    Bill E Pilgrim says:

    @Yutsano: It was a different time. Most of the conspiracy theories were on the left in those days, the seeing patterns in meaningless random “clues” and so on, and talk of revolution, and you know, silly hats.

    It’s as if we all drove on the other side of the road, and then slowly, somehow, over the years switched over.

    Plus that one about the Beatles was started as an intentional hoax, and sort of had that flavor the entire time, I mean I never met anyone who actually believed it. Not really.

  43. 43
    Redshirt says:

    I don’t care what anyone says – I love our President! He’s the best man we could ever hope to have in the role right at this moment. Through all the Wingnut inspired doom and gloom, we’re very lucky to have him – the entire world is lucky.

    Check out this awesome pic from his kid days:

  44. 44
    Redshirt says:

    Sorry, I have suddenly lost the ability to link!

    And I figured it out! Sorry Mods!

  45. 45
    SIA says:

    @Redshirt: Love that picture! Haven’t seen that one. (Like the picture on the top right of your blog too!)

  46. 46
    Agoraphobic Kleptomaniac says:

    I wonder if we’re going to hear the huge groundswell of conservative outrage over the For-Profit College admissions officers telling students to lie on their federal financial aid applications, ya know, since that’s what everyone was so mad at ACORN for.

    I wonder if we’ll see For-Profit schools get a special bill in congress that stops all funding for them.

    No?

    Then I wonder what that whole ACORN thing was *really about*…

  47. 47
    Svensker says:

    @Brachiator:

    n Hawaii, no less. On a surfboard. Works for me.

    Wow! Obama is…the Silver Surfer! That explains so much.

  48. 48
    Cris says:

    Post #49 in post named 49

  49. 49
    Bruce (formerly Steve S.) says:

    @Bill E Pilgrim:

    Listen to the end of I’m So Tired backwards, you can clearly make out “Barack is Kenyan, man, miss him, miss him, miss him.” The song then segues into BLACKbird. Coincidence? I think not.

  50. 50
    Mike Schilling says:

    @dmsilev:

    That’s why he’s the boss of all us zombies.

  51. 51
    JWL says:

    Montgomery Burns as Marilyn Monroe:

    “Happy Birthday, Mr. Smithers…”

    Fortuitous coincidence that Prop 8 was overturned today, or liberal plot by the Kenyan anchor baby to unleash hell?

  52. 52
    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @SIA #18: Aw, thank you! This is my last night in Charleston, just now catching up on a day’s worth of BJ threads. Two meetings in the morning — both, appropriately, at Meeting Street addresses — and then the drive back to Atlanta.

  53. 53
    Gregory says:

    Thanks for this. Today’s The (now) Eleven Year Old’s birthday.

  54. 54
    russell says:

    The existence of an idea which can be fairly described as “too crazy for Alan Keyes” defines Peak Wingnut.

    I’m sure it seems that way to a sane person, but in reality *there is no peak wingnut*.

    Alan Keyes is an amateur. At most he’s a comical grandpa of wingnuttery, nothing more.

    I mean, seriously, he’s not even open carrying.

    There is so, so, so much more wingnut to be had.

    Wingnut is inexhaustible. It is boundless, endless, wider than the widest river, deeper than the deepest sea, and higher than the highest mountain.

    There is no peak wingnut. There is only wingnut, and not wingnut.

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