Monthly Archives: June 2009

Obama’s Kenyan Birth Certificate for Sale on eBay? (Updated)

Bid at your own risk.

Update: As a commenter said, the above link/listing was removed from eBay — that’s the 2nd time it’s been removed. But now it’s back up for a third time here.

Update II: Looks like it’s been banned for good now … not because it wasn’t necessarily genuine, but because it violated a “term of service” that I mentioned below).

Suggestion: Since this “item” has been banned from eBay seemingly for good, one way this person can prove that he actually believes he has the document in his possession would be to approach Joseph Farah from WorldNetDaily, who has offered a fair amount of cash for witnesses to Obama’s birth. Though this seller didn’t witness the birth, I’m sure Farah would be willing to work out a deal if this is in fact Obama’s birth certificate. If the seller doesn’t at least entertain this suggestion, then I’ll believe this to be nothing more than another attempted hoax.

The previous parts of this post are below….

The minimum bid on the new listing was $1,000 and, as of 1:30pm EDT Saturday, somebody has bid $1,075 — and the “Buy it now” price has gone up to $10 million (from $1 million on the original posting), just in case you had that much in your PayPal account that you wanted to roll the dice with.

The seller claims that eBay notified him that they removed the listing the first time “for the safety of his own eBay account,” explaining that they thought the sellers account had been compromised by a third party. The reason for the second removal was, according to the seller, “that birth certificates and other forms are government ID are prohibited on eBay.” According to the seller, one of the previous listings had bids up to $5,500 when it was removed and he had to start over.

But the third listing has been up a while.

Either the seller is a very persistent kook/hoaxer, or he’s really got something there and it’s making certain people nervous.

I’m a little upset, because if that’s real, it means that last year I wasted a hundred bucks on a fake:

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Yes, Our Future Could Hinge on Congress’ Appetite for Frozen Treats (Updated)

The Cap & Trade (Crap & Raid) boondoggle will probably be voted on this afternoon, and to sway “undecideds,” Nancy Pelosi’s bringing out the big guns:

Pelosi plied undecided members with chocolate-covered Dove bars in a series of small group meetings.

That’s right — the entire future of America could hinge on some fat, pasty fence-sitter’s hankerin’ for a f*#@$*g ice cream bar! Ain’t politics grand?

Oh well… no time for fury about this. Get on the phone now and, if your Rep. is one of the “undecided” snakes, see Pelosi’s Dove bar and up the ante a half dozen Three Musketeers, a gallon of ice cream (specify Ben & Jerry’s if your Rep. is a lib), ten packages of Laffy Taffy and a Sara Lee cheesecake. Slaves to instant gratification are easily swayed.

Even more frightening, insiders tell me that Pelosi and Reid are only about three pizzas and a candy-gram short of securing enough votes to pass National Health Care.

Update: The scam passed 219-212. I guess a few people loved Pelosi’s Dove bars. The good news is that Crap & Raid has more of an uphill battle in the Senate.

Below is Rep. John Boehner responding to an absolutely reprehensible sleestak named Henry Waxman about how, once again, most members of the House didn’t have a chance to read the historically enormous bill they had to vote on, let alone time to peruse the last-minute 300-page amendment.

At the top of the clip, Waxman wonders aloud why Republicans seem hell-bent on wasting an historically large amount of time debating something as small as an historically large tax increase. What a putrid slug:

Please Help Bring Whizmonkey to Washington, DC!

There’s a monkey in Zambia with a penchant for peeing on politicians (see video below of the President of Zambia getting a golden monkey shower) that we could really use in the U.S.

I’m taking up a collection to bring whizmonkey to the U.S. and letting him live in the ceilings of Capitol Hill so Congress can get just a small idea of what they do to us every day:

It’s ‘Hey, Let’s Screw Our Kids and Grandkids Over’ Day in Congress

Yeah, I know that pretty much every day in Congress lives up to that title, but today could be especially bad.

The same Congress that bashed Bernard Madoff over the head for his Ponzi scheme is probably going to vote today on whether or not to do a similiar scheme multiplied by billions — but in order to “save the planet” of course.

The U.S. Government and its collection of worms, weasels and vermin are wonderfully adept at exploiting people who haven’t even been born yet, and they’re at it again.

According to the Wall Street Journal, if allowed to pass, Cap and Trade would likely be the biggest tax in American history — and it will be signed by a president who promised not to raise taxes on those who make less than $250,000. Uh huh.

The Congressional Budget Office says that the climate legislation would cost the average household only $175 a year by 2020, but the Heritage Foundation says the CBO isn’t taking many things into account. Besides that, 2020 is when the caps begin to really tighten. Get a load of this:

When the Heritage Foundation did its analysis of Waxman-Markey, it broadly compared the economy with and without the carbon tax. Under this more comprehensive scenario, it found Waxman-Markey would cost the economy $161 billion in 2020, which is $1,870 for a family of four. As the bill’s restrictions kick in, that number rises to $6,800 for a family of four by 2035.

Selling off America’s future so Al Gore, select members of Congress and the special interest groups that they’re attached to like lampreys can profit today is a crime. These scam artists in Congress need to be put out of business now — and quite a few of them should be rooming with Bernie Madoff.

Get a hold of the office of your member of Congress and tell them that if they vote for this affront to America you’ll fight until your last carbon-dioxide spewing, ozone depleting breath to run them out of office. And if your member of Congress is not going to vote for Cap and Trade, thank them.

Michelle Malkin has a list of reps on the fence (i.e. who still have a finger in the air to judge the political wind). It’s unbelievable how somebody can be “undecided” on this.

My Representative, Vernon Ehlers (R), is one of those “on the fence” (he’s leaning toward voting “yes”), so last night I wrote him the following:

Congressman Ehlers,

I urge you to vote against the Cap and Trade bill that will ultimately help bankrupt America in the name of junk science and to enrich special interests on the backs of working Americans and especially future generations.

Should you vote for the bill, I will vote against you in the next election regardless of your position(s) on other issues, and I will urge my friends, family and readers to do the same for you or any of your constituents who vote for this bill. Anyone who supports this bill is either dangerously naive or irretrievably crooked — and America can no longer survive either of those kinds of people in Congress.

If you decide to vote against the bill, I will support your re-election and recognize you as having done your part to defend the constitutional republic from misguided, greedy, ignorant and power-hungry domestic threats.

Thank you for your time!

What Michael Jackson Meant to Me

When I was younger, and still to this day for the most part, when it comes to the music I listened to, I was a 60’s, 70’s & 80’s rock n’ roll guy (in the late 80’s they started calling it “classic rock” just in case I needed a reason to start feeling old).

As such I was never any particularly big fan of Michael Jackson, but I did appreciate his talent and got something of a kick out of his subsequent eccentricities — dare I say freakiness. But the thing that Jackson brought most to my life wasn’t the music, but that he made me fully appreciate the fact that, compared to him, I live a life of relative glitter-free obscurity. Michael Jackson made me feel good about who and what I was — and I suspect he had that effect on others.

Michael Jackson’s talent made him wealthy and famous, but he was obviously not very happy. No happy person maims himself the way he did or puts himself so blatantly in a position so as to be accused of the things he was accused of. And because Michael was famous as a child, he probably never knew who his real friends were. His family was continually in-fighting over reasons of money, control and no doubt jealousy. I’ve felt sorry for Jackson on numerous occasions, but certainly never envious.

Jackson may have had wealth and fame (the wealth was obviously dwindling in later years), but while everyone lauds the music he gave his fans, I’ll always remember him as giving me something more, and that’s to appreciate what I have a lot more than what I don’t have.

If I could write Michael Jackson’s epitaph, it would read, “Be careful what you ask for — you might get it.”

I hope Michael Jackson has finally found contentment, because I’m not sure he had it while he was here.

Global Warming: Poor, Minorities, and Tiger Woods Hardest Hit

Just when you thought global warming couldn’t get any sillier, now we’re hearing about how a bad draw, bad putting, and global warming, combined to defeat Tiger Woods in the U.S. Open.

Read the story at Climate Progress and you’ll notice a new tactic: A “global warming type event.”

Global warming alarmists/fundraisers now have all bases covered. If it’s hot, it’s global warming; If it’s cold, it’s climate change; and if it’s not global warming, then it’s a “global warming type event.” You and I might call it “rain,” but that’s just because we’re woefully undereducated and fail to realize that, when global warming does strike, it will be accompanied by rainstorms — just like the ones at the U.S. Open. Duh!

In the meantime, Al Gore is in Washington in a desperate, last ditch effort to save Tiger Woods’ career.

You can read all about it in Al’s new book:

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(h/t Newsbusters)

Photo Search for Sanford Mistress, Maria Belen Shapur, Yields Beaver Shot

Fox News is reporting that Mark Sanford’s Venezuelan mistress is said to be a “professional, passionate and beautiful brunette.”

Nobody seems to be able to find a picture of her though, but it’s certainly not for a lack of trying.

I gave it a shot at Google Images — searching the name of the woman, Maria Belen Shapur — and here was the top search result:

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Yes, that’s the MIT beaver mascot. I could make a connection here, but I refuse to lower myself.

The search turned up a few other completely unrelated things as well.

Hey, maybe Sanford was up to something else in Venezuela (if that’s where he was) and “Maria Belen Shapur” is just his version of Captain Tuttle from M*A*S*H*. Ya never know with politicians these days.

Update: Actual photo found?

Marlboro Honors Obama: New School to Get Smokin’ Name

Normally I’m not big on naming schools after somebody who may end up as the most expensive failure and affront to the constitution in national political history, but this match is simply perfect:

President Obama’s name would grace a new Prince George’s County elementary school a few miles from the White House under a proposal scheduled for a vote tonight, barely five months after he took office.

If the Prince George’s Board of Education approves the plan, Barack Obama Elementary School would be the first in the Washington region named after the president. The school is under construction outside the Capital Beltway in Upper Marlboro and is slated for completion by year’s end.

Putting an Obama school in a place called “Marlboro” is a little like building Bill Clinton High in Big Bone Lick.

The new Obama school is really going all out with their sign, too:

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John Kerry (D-Vietnam) Makes Previous ‘Botched Joke’ Palin Comparison

John Kerry has botched jokes before, but I don’t think he’ll be apologizing for this one. What an ass:

The Bay State senator was telling a group of business and civic leaders in town at his invitation about the “bizarre’’ tale of how South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford had “disappeared for four days’’ and claimed to be hiking along the Appalachian Trail, but no one was really certain of his whereabouts.

“Too bad,’’ Kerry said, “if a governor had to go missing it couldn’t have been the governor of Alaska. You know, Sarah Palin.’’

Or a certain senator from Massachusetts.

Hey, I can see elitist jerkweed from my house:

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Kerry Klassic Flashback: “John Kerry Reporting for Booty.”

Update: Watch Red State Update’s Jackie & Dunlap comment on the Sanford mess. (h/t KeyboardJockey)