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Giving thanks for the birthers

So it’s Thanksgiving Day. Much busyness characterizes the Conspiracy household with family members from out of town gathering amidst the smell of turkey and stuffing in the oven. It’s funny how when there’s a lot to do, there suddenly comes time to do some things that I’ve wanted to get done, but never got around to. The leaves are raked, the accumulated clutter put away, and the front door’s been painted.

One of those things I’ve meant to do for months was to make some Dr. Conspiracy business cards, and now I have. If you want one, click on the image below to expand and then print it at 2 x 3½ inches.

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But getting back to the title of this article, “Giving thanks for the birthers,” I write that knowing that some of my readers will have a very negative reaction to the concept. Certainly there is much to be criticized in birtherism and individual birthers say and do things that any ethical and reasonable person would condemn. If someone gave me a big red button that would make that original birther comment at the Free Republic unmade, I think I would push it, but, if I did who knows what might have replaced it.

NoBirtherButtonI’m one of the few individuals who actually benefits from birthers. My candidate got elected President because of, or in spite of the birthers. I didn’t blow lots of money to get my 15 minutes of fame. I’m even a footnote in somebody’s book (more than one actually). And finally, I got to make some keen business cards.

It’s like The Joker and Batman where The Joker says (and Batman could have said the same to The Joker), “you made me.” So thanks to the birthers for all I have gotten out of your existence, but I would be pleased now if you would go away.

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42 Responses to Giving thanks for the birthers

  1. avatar
    Daniel November 22, 2012 at 3:11 pm #

    Birthers have been a reliable and consistent source of entertainment for over four years. Cheaper than NBC, and better quality. Even the constant re-runs are dependable.

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    richCares November 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    What about WND and especially Joe Farah, poor guy, what are they to do. Don’t you feel sorry that they failed in their attempt to remove the usurper, how sad that is. Well Farah can always go back to starring in porn movies.

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    misha marinsky November 22, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    richCares: Well Farah can always go back to molesting ruminants.

    FIFY

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    Bob November 22, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

    I want to thank Orly Taitz for demonstrating that our legal system can’t be upended by the type of petty thuggery and abuse she heaps upon it.

    (I left a similar comment on her blog but it didn’t make it through moderation.)

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    Keith November 22, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    As I said in the open thread, I’ve been in Australia since the Reagan administration.

    And every single year, even though I have no blood relatives here (only in-laws) my wife and I have held Thanksgiving dinner for our friends on the last Saturday in November (no holiday on Thursday). We supply the Turkey and the corn on the cob, and everybody else gets to do some other task, whether its bread rolls, veggies, paper plates or what-ever.

    I give thanks that my adopted home has welcomed me, and that 25 of our closest friends are coming for dinner in the spirit of camaraderie and bacchanalia.

    There will be plenty of fantastic wine, but I hope the beer holds out. Its gonna be pushing 95 degrees tomorrow.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 22, 2012 at 11:29 pm #

    I’m thankful that my in-laws aren’t birthers.

  7. avatar
    Thomas Brown November 22, 2012 at 11:42 pm #

    Maybe Mario can go back to molesting lagomorphs.

  8. avatar
    Paul Pieniezny November 23, 2012 at 3:49 am #

    Keith: As I said in the open thread, I’ve been in Australia since the Reagan administration.

    For your amusement:
    http://www.independentaustralia.net/2012/politics/the-australian-birthers-more-questions-to-answer/

    There are clear similarities. Smear campaign, Murdoch involvement. And a shade of Pauline Hanson in Orly Taitz.

    The author IS a bit misinformed where she thinks US birthers are not so numerous and do not really believe all the misinformation that has been planted in the media. Too many birthers DO believe Obama is a Marxist Muslim villain who will wreck America.

    Luckily for the security services, most of them are fat old men who never leave their cellar and probably do not know yet that their 90 year old mother is now in a home and it is really a community service putting that plate of macaroni and cheese at their door every evening.

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    Keith November 23, 2012 at 6:45 am #

    Paul Pieniezny: For your amusement:

    I’ve been trying my darnedest to ignore that story ever since it has been running. Its a beat up from go to whoa. Back in the 90′s the Prime Minister (Julia Gillard) was a junior lawyer in a ‘left wing’ consumer advocate lawyering practice (Slater and Gordon was the lead legal team representing the victims of James Hardie asbestos business, and forced them to properly fund the compensation trust). She had some contact with the job of setting up a trust fund for a labor union which her then boyfriend later used as a slush fund to buy a house and rent out for his own benefit (my understanding is that they had split before he started playing around with the union funds).

    The point of dredging up these old skeletons now is that the conservative coalition is losing ground in the polls, while the Labor party is beginning to look like they might be in good shape for the elections next year.

    You’re right though, there is the whiff of birtherism in the tactics being deployed, but there are clear differences too.

    For a start, it is being pushed mainly by Australia’s number 2 ‘serious’ newspaper (Murdoch’s national flagship ‘The Australian’), not by bigots in their mom’s basement. Non-Murdoch outlets are following the story, but they aren’t actively engaged in a take down.

    Also the facts of the case are actually true; she did handle some of the papers, and her ex-boyfriend did play fast and loose with union funds. What is under dispute is how much did Gillard know about what when on? She insists she was a junior lawyer, and the file wasn’t hers, but she was tasked with pushing some paperwork around.

    Gillard gave ‘best recollection’ of home loan events

    And as much as my fingers are fighting me as I type this, Pauline Hansen is an angel compared to Orly Taitz. On the other hand, I don’t think Her Taitzness has suggested that Obama eats his children yet; Pauline, on the other hand, did suggest that Australian Aborigines were cannibals (They Were NOT).

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    Hermitian November 23, 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Mr. C. is a man consumed by guilt because he has wasted his life supporting a lie. We can tell that because he has placed his personal lie in the caption beneath the picture of the liar. Fortunately it will soon be all over for Mr. C and he can just fade into the obscurity that he deserves.

  11. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 23, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Hermitian, my but we got up on the grumpy side of the bed this morning.

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    Rickey November 23, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Hermitian:
    Fortunately it will soon be all over for Mr. C and he can just fade into the obscurity that he deserves.

    Any day now (where have I heard that before?).

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    donna November 23, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Hermitian”

    seriously? were you not invited anywhere for thanksgiving?

    “wasted his life”?? from what we have seen of doc c, he’s had a very accomplished life exclusive of his late in life visit to birtherstan

    lie??/ splain per favore

    soon be all over??? pourquoi? any ….. day ….. now???

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    Hermitian November 23, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Mr. C is really not a PhD but I am.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater November 23, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Hermitian:
    Mr. C. is a man consumed by guilt because he has wasted his life supporting a lie.We can tell that because he has placed his personal lie in the caption beneath the picture of the liar.Fortunately it will soon be all over for Mr. C and he can just fade into the obscurity that he deserves.

    Oh there you are Henry. I notice after the shellacking Republicans got on November 6th you buried yourself under a rock at Amazon and haven’t posted since. Now I see you come about to whine about Doc C. He hasn’t placed any personal lie below his caption. You’ve been taken to task on this at Amazon where you claimed 1. He claimed to be a professor (he didn’t), 2. That there’s no such thing as a Master of Science in Mathematics (There is) and 3. That his University didn’t give those degrees at the time he went (they did). Thus far only you have been proven to be a liar.

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    The Magic M November 23, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    Hermitian: Fortunately it will soon be all over

    Based on what? The same belief in “any day now” that you’ve been harbouring for the last four years?
    I can’t for the life of me figure out how even by your Bizarro World logic you could still win, now that Obama is still Prez and can, in your worldview, threaten and buy as many judges and Congress members as he likes.
    In other words: what has changed that makes you think now, of all times, is the time where it will all “end soon”?

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater November 23, 2012 at 11:41 am #

    The Magic M: Based on what? The same belief in “any day now” that you’ve been harbouring for the last four years?
    I can’t for the life of me figure out how even by your Bizarro World logic you could still win, now that Obama is still Prez and can, in your worldview, threaten and buy as many judges and Congress members as he likes.
    In other words: what has changed that makes you think now, of all times, is the time where it will all “end soon”?

    It’s funny how every prediction Henry made never comes true. Last year it was the black flash mobs during the summer this year that never happened. Then it was that Obama wouldn’t make it through the primary and Hillary would be the candidate. Then it was Obama was going to drop out before the election. Henry never gets anything right.

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    Hermitian November 23, 2012 at 11:56 am #

    So all you Obots are claiming that Mr. C really holds a PhD? Otherwise I would be wrong about that — which I of course am not.

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    misha marinsky November 23, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Hermitian: Mr. C. is a man consumed by guilt because he has wasted his life supporting a lie.We can tell that because he has placed his personal lie in the caption beneath the picture of the liar.Fortunately it will soon be all over for Mr. C and he can just fade into the obscurity that he deserves.

    “Mr. C. is a man” – That’s Dr. C, thank you.

    “has wasted his life supporting a lie” – No, that’s Orly Taitz.

    “he has placed his personal lie in the caption beneath the picture of the liar” – Orly Taitz, again.

    “he can just fade into the obscurity that he deserves” – That’s what is going to happen to Orly Taitz, after she gets hit with breathtaking defense costs.

    She will go hide in a Tel Aviv bomb shelter.

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    misha marinsky November 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    Hermitian: We can tell that because he has placed his personal lie in the caption beneath the picture of the liar.

    Orly Taitz’ birth name is Svetlana Auerbach. You’re talking to a former kibbutznik.

    Kettle, pot

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    misha marinsky November 23, 2012 at 12:15 pm #

    Hermitian: he has placed his personal lie in the caption beneath the picture of the liar.

    ‘Or’ is Hebrew for light. ‘Noor’ is Arabic for light.

    Orly does not light up anything. She has darkened her marriage, darkened her dental practice, and darkened every courtroom she walked into.

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    Dr. Conspiracy November 23, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

    Hermitian, don’t be silly. No one has ever claimed Dr. Conspiracy has a PhD. Read the About Dr. Conspiracy page under the visitor menu.

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    Thrifty November 23, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    No. Who here actually said that? It’s called a nickname you doofus.

    Hermitian:
    So all you Obots are claiming that Mr. C really holds a PhD?Otherwise I would be wrong about that — which I of course am not.

  24. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 23, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    I think Hermitian got his PhD in Troll Studies.

    Hermitian:
    Mr. C is really not a PhD but I am.

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    richCares November 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

    Hermitian’s PhD is an example of appeal to authority, it’s a false claim, common among right whiners, unless by PhD he means Poor hapless Dummy.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater November 23, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    Hermitian:
    So all you Obots are claiming that Mr. C really holds a PhD?Otherwise I would be wrong about that — which I of course am not.

    As usual you repeat something you’ve been told repeatedly the last 5 times you’ve brought it up. Nowhere in his bio does he claim he had a PHD. The Dr is a nickname like Dr J, Doc Holiday, Doc Ellis.

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    misha marinsky November 23, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: The Dr is a nickname like Dr J, Doc Holiday, Doc Ellis.

    Dr. John: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=objvCrF7XEU

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    Hermitian:
    So all you Obots are claiming that Mr. C really holds a PhD?Otherwise I would be wrong about that — which I of course am not.

    In addition to what the others said, you mistaken people who don’t share your special brand of stupid as Obots.

  29. avatar
    Keith November 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Hey guess what? Sargent Shriver isn’t a Sergeant and his ‘real’ name is Robert.

    What is he hiding?

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    Daniel November 23, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: As usual you repeat something you’ve been told repeatedly the last 5 times you’ve brought it up.Nowhere in his bio does he claim he had a PHD.The Dr is a nickname like Dr J, Doc Holiday, Doc Ellis.

    If I may pick fly poop out of pepper, I think Doc Holliday really did have a DDS.

    Other than that your disdain of Hermitan is right spot on.

  31. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 23, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    As I have said before, the character is inspired by “Dr. Science” of the Ducks Breath Mystery Theater, who also had a Masters Degree, in science. Also the owner of the local pizza take-out joint always called me “Doctor.”

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: As usual you repeat something you’ve been told repeatedly the last 5 times you’ve brought it up. Nowhere in his bio does he claim he had a PHD. The Dr is a nickname like Dr J, Doc Holiday, Doc Ellis.

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    Hellt November 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I think Hermitian got his PhD in Troll Studies.

    Way back when Dr. Laura was on the airwaves, a group of us created a newsgroup – alt.radio.talk.dr-laura – to discuss her and her antics. Anyhow, in an ironic nod to Dr. Laura misrepresenting her Ph.D. in physiology to suggest she was qualified to administer on-air psychotherapy, we all added ‘Dr.’ to our net names. Not only was I Dr. Hell Toupee, but also a Master Baiter (with regards to the idiot fans who came rushing to artd-l to defend their talk radio goddess).

    Among us were California lawyers who filed complaints with the proper California boards about DL’s habit of implying she was a psychotherapist. She, like Orly, took great exception to that and made some personal comments about those lawyers who filed the complaints. Also as with Orly, the boards took no action against her.

    Orly reminds me of DL quite a bit. Same dumb fanbase, too.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater November 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Hellt: Way back when Dr. Laura was on the airwaves, a group of us created a newsgroup – alt.radio.talk.dr-laura – to discuss her and her antics. Anyhow, in an ironic nod to Dr. Laura misrepresenting her Ph.D. in physiology to suggest she was qualified to administer on-air psychotherapy, we all added ‘Dr.’ to our net names. Not only was I Dr. Hell Toupee, but also a Master Baiter (with regards to the idiot fans who came rushing to artd-l to defend their talk radio goddess).

    Among us were California lawyers who filed complaints with the proper California boards about DL’s habit of implying she was a psychotherapist. She, like Orly, took great exception to that and made some personal comments about those lawyers who filed the complaints. Also as with Orly, the boards took no action against her.

    Orly reminds me of DL quite a bit. Same dumb fanbase, too.

    Reminds me of the west wing episode
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD52OlkKfNs

    I know it was based off a letter on the internet written to dr laura.

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    JPotter November 23, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    Daniel: think Doc Holliday really did have a DDS.

    Indeed he did, he earned it at a young age (20), in Pennsylvania. So young, he couldn’t legally practice until his 21st birthday.

    I give thanks for a new day, in which to try, try again, and to have had the good fortune to have been born in a technologically advanced age. When things like internet memes and trolls are possible.

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    JPotter November 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm #

    Hermitian: Mr. C is really not a PhD but I am.

    Really, herp-a-derp? You seemed to have regressed since your disappearance. Care to compare the results of all our past prophecies? :P

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    misha marinsky November 23, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Hermitian: Mr. C is really not a PhD but I am.

    And I am a professor of magic.

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG November 24, 2012 at 12:28 am #

    Hermitian:
    Mr. C is really not a PhD but I am.

    Sorry, but smoking crack isn’t something you can get a doctorate in.

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    Paper November 24, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    Well, true enough, it will soon be all over in the sense that the President will very soon begin his second term. And then birthers will fade, and there will be less for Dr. C to post about, and people will forget about birthers, while Dr. C can rest well knowing he made a difference, bringing clarity to his readers.

    We all go into obscurity; it is how we do it that matters.

    Of course, given his gentlemanly ways, no doubt Dr. C is holding the door for you first, so to speak, as in “please, after you.” Because, given birther intransigence, Dr. C may still have some more years of posting left.

    When at some point this too passes, birthers will only have sanctions and judgments against them. Dr. C will have gratitude.

    I am thankful Dr. C took the time to make this blog.

    Hermitian:
    Fortunately it will soon be all over for Mr. C and he can just fade into the obscurity that he deserves.

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    Keith November 24, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: Reminds me of the west wing episode
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD52OlkKfNs

    I know it was based off a letter on the internet written to dr laura.

    One of the all time greats from one of the all time greats.

    I LOVE that WW scene.

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    Kate1230 November 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    I’m sure Jak from alt.radio.talk.dr-laura would be an Orly fan. That was a great group of people. I’ve often thought of Palin and Orly in the same vein as DL. The same narcissistic personality disorder and believing everything revolves around them.

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    Northland10 November 25, 2012 at 7:25 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: As usual you repeat something you’ve been told repeatedly the last 5 times you’ve brought it up. Nowhere in his bio does he claim he had a PHD. The Dr is a nickname like Dr J, Doc Holiday, Doc Ellis.

    or Dr. Demento.

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    LW November 25, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    Hellt: Orly reminds me of DL quite a bit.

    With CELIII providing the equivalent Ballance to her life… . Dear God let there be no photos.