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Tennessee birther bill nay’ed by House committee

The Tennessee House State and Local Government Subcommittee voted down the so-called “birther bill” on a voice vote last Wednesday, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel.

Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale, sponsored the legislation, saying it was inspired by constituents who doubt that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

99 bottles of beer on the wall
99 bottles of beer on the wall
Take one down
Pass it around
98 bottles of beer on the wall…

For more information on birther legislation, check out the Obama Conspiracy Theories list of birther bills.

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8 Responses to Tennessee birther bill nay’ed by House committee

  1. avatar
    Majority Will April 5, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    “Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust ”

    – John Richard Deacon

  2. avatar
    Slartibartfast April 5, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    I’m starting to think I’m never going to get my birther epic FAIL in court – maybe I can persuade the birthers to use Alvin Greene as a Trojan candidate…

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    James M April 5, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    The other one was more interesting, forming a committee to decide which federal laws the state would choose to be subject to…

  4. avatar
    Stanislaw April 6, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    Southern Republicans: forcing me to vote a straight Democratic ticket in every election since 1998.

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    dch April 6, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Punking Birthers is so easy.

    They are having XERO success with the states in a banner year for passing the krazy.

    These birther bills just fail on contact.

    The birthers and teabaggers have yet to notice that the Koch bros and big business lobby is passing their tax cut, deregulation, and anti-union left and right while the same assemblies let the birthers bill die quietly.
    They been punked totally.
    LOL

  6. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy April 6, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    dch: These birther bills just fail on contact.

    It looks to me like most of them now have been voted down or just lost in committee. Oklahoma’s bill might pass.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/opinion/article.aspx?subjectid=213&articleid=20110403_213_G6_Notsle957453

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    Thrifty April 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    What are the chances that legislators who introduce stupid bills like this know that they are doomed to failure, but introduce them anyway to score brownie points among the birther segment of their constituency? After Donald Trump became the great birther hero overnight, I can’t put it past them.

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    Daniel April 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Thrifty:
    What are the chances that legislators who introduce stupid bills like this know that they are doomed to failure, but introduce them anyway to score brownie points among the birther segment of their constituency?After Donald Trump became the great birther hero overnight, I can’t put it past them.

    I think there is probably an element of that. Introduce a bill doomed to failure so you can then blame “them dam lieberals”. Of course you then need to have a backbencher introduce it so that the actual leadership doesn’t seen to have dirty hands when it all goes south.

    I do think that there are enough stupid people in various state legislatures to account for at least most of the bills though. Remember that there’s no intelligence test required to hold office.