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47 Responses to Bill Maher exposes Donald Trump birth certificate hypocrisy–Video

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    donna February 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    wing nuts daily sued esquire for $100 million in actual and compensatory damages and more than $20 million in punitive damages

    DISMISSED

    Judge Rosemary M. Collyer of the U.S. District Court in D.C. granted Esquire’s motion to dismiss based on D.C.’s anti-SLAPP law, which is designed to protect media and public figures from frivolous lawsuits.

    “Having become such well-known proponents of one position on the issue, Plaintiffs cannot complain that the very intensity of their advocacy also became part of the public debate,” wrote Judge Collyer. “Those who speak with loud voices cannot be surprised if they become part of the story.”

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    MN-Skeptic February 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm #

    So… does The Donald deduct his legal fees as advertising expenses?

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    Jim February 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    That’s it in a nutshell.

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    alg February 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm #

    Well, I guess Trump’s lawsuit proves he’s not monkeying around – but then again….

    Seriously, Bill Maher’s brilliant routine is just withering. In just five minutes, he’s effectively eviscerated whatever was left of Trump’s reputation. When “The Donald” first pulled his birther stunt I didn’t think he could do anything more foolish. Instead, Maher’s wit has made Mr. Trump more the fool than I could ever imagine him to be.

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 11, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Of course, that was a libel suit.

    donna: wing nuts daily sued esquire for $100 million in actual and compensatory damages and more than $20 million in punitive damages

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    donna February 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    true and this is a “breach of contract” suit – equally ridiculous

    “This was not a contract, this was a joke,” said Boston attorney Phil Tracey. “Free speech allows him to say foolish things and this was foolish all around. It was a foolish remark and it’s foolish for Trump to chase him.”

    File Under: Monkey Business?

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    Thinker February 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    I will note that Donald Trump has NOT proven that his father was not a monkey. He showed a BS short form birth certificate that lists his supposed father, but the BC does not say his father’s species. I take that as an indirect confirmation by the issuing authority that his father is a monkey.

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    richCares February 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm #

    JUST IN, the DNA results! DNA proves one parent was a Orangatang!

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    Thinker February 11, 2013 at 11:13 pm #

    I’m sure this is true. I saw it on the internet. I hope Bill Maher’s lawyers are paying attention!

    richCares:
    JUST IN, the DNA results! DNA proves one parent was a Orangatang!

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    Dr. Conspiracy February 12, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    Please, that’s “putative father.”

    Thinker:
    I will note that Donald Trump has NOT proven that his father was not a monkey. He showed a BS short form birth certificate that lists his supposed father, but the BC does not say his father’s species. I take that as an indirect confirmation by the issuing authority that his father is a monkey.

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    J.D. Sue February 12, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Undeniable Evidence! A photo of Trump and his father!
    http://mariopiperni.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Trump_Orangutan2.jpg

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    Bob February 12, 2013 at 2:58 am #

    On February 5th Trump admitted that what Maher said is true:

    “I’ve never heard anything like that said about my parents . . .”

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    roadburner February 12, 2013 at 4:42 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Please, that’s “putative father.”

    you do realise `puta in spanish means `bitch (well, prostitute as well, but commonly translated is bitch).

    kinda puts a different slant on putative father, and where does that leave the son?

    :D

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    The Magic M February 12, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    Thinker: He showed a BS short form birth certificate that lists his supposed father, but the BC does not say his father’s species.

    Anyhoo, the BC can only prove who your legal father was. I suppose Bill Maher was talking about Trump’s biological father. (Which is a goalpost we’d have been certain to see if Obama’s BC had listed a US citizen father.)
    So Trump will at least need an expert who can rule out 100% that some highly-advanced orangutan could produce offspring with a human female.
    And even if he did that, there’s still the possibility that *both* the Donald’s parents were orangutans and he, consequently, is one, too.

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    Lupin February 12, 2013 at 6:35 am #

    Dibs on the movie rights: PLANET OF THE TRUMPS (& sequels).

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    Majority Will February 12, 2013 at 7:45 am #

    Dr. Zaius is not amused.

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    The Magic M February 12, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Lupin: Dibs on the movie rights: PLANET OF THE TRUMPS (& sequels).

    I take “My Stepmother was an Orang-Utan”, “Zero Dark Monkey” and “Ape-raham Lincoln: Birfer Hunter”, thankyouverymuch.

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    misha marinsky February 12, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    The Magic M: So Trump will at least need an expert who can rule out 100% that some highly-advanced orangutan could produce offspring with a human female.

    Only one chromosome separates us, so…

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    i don’t think bill maher is a very nice man.

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    JPotter February 12, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    scott e:
    i don’t think bill maher is a very nice man.

    Has he ever claimed to be? His schtick is bitter cynic, and perhaps that’s exactly what he is. He’s not losing sleep over a random person on the internet thinking he is ‘not nice’. Your comment is more about you then he.

    Listen to one of his pro-Israel rants, maybe you’ll fell better about him.

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    Thomas Brown February 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    scott e:
    i don’t think bill maher is a very nice man.

    I have only one response:

    Rush Limbaugh
    Michelle Malkin
    Ann Coulter
    Sean Hannity
    Donald Trump

    Bill’s a sweetheart compared to the toxic right-wing pundits.

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    sfjeff February 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    scott e: i don’t think bill maher is a very nice man.

    Well that may be so.

    I don’t think Donald Trump is a very nice man either.

    Not that whether they are nice or not really is important regarding this issue.

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    J. Edward Tremlett February 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    For your edification, on this issue of paternity, I present H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn”

    http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thelateaurthurjeryn.htm

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    Sef February 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    The Magic M: So Trump will at least need an expert who can rule out 100% that some highly-advanced orangutan could produce offspring with a human female.

    I do think Trump is a special “kind”, though.

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    sfjeff: Well that may be so.

    I don’t think Donald Trump is a very nice man either.

    Not that whether they are nice or not really is important regarding this issue.

    that’s true, i hope obama mentions the birth certificate and benghazi tonite in his state of the union address.

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    sfjeff February 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    scott e: that’s true, i hope obama mentions the birth certificate and benghazi tonite in his state of the union address.

    My daughter used to hope for a pink unicorn. I think you are going to be as disappointed as she was.

    I will also project that Rubio will not mention either in his response.

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    did she ever get it ?? i know you are an excellent father.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 12, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    scott e: that’s true, i hope obama mentions the birth certificate and benghazi tonite in his state of the union address.

    I’m sure he’s just as likely to mention you chickening out in your debate with Frank Arduini on Reality Check Radio.

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    JPotter February 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    scott e: i hope obama mentions the birth certificate and benghazi tonite in his state of the union address.

    Lolz. These are not the concerns you’re looking for.

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    Feinne February 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm #

    J. Edward Tremlett:
    For your edification, on this issue of paternity, I present H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn”

    http://www.dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/thelateaurthurjeryn.htm

    Trump will sadly never follow Arthur Jermyn’s example.

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    Rickey February 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    scott e: that’s true, i hope obama mentions the birth certificate and benghazi tonite in his state of the union address.

    I have an advance copy of his speech, and he does mention the birth certifcate:

    “Now, you’ve all heard a lot of my birth certificate and allegations that is is a forgery. I couldn’t say this before, because I had to get re-elected first, but my birth certificate is a forgery. But I’ve been re-elected, so what are you going to do about it? You can try to impeach me, but I have an impeachment-proof majority in Senate. So suck on that, because I’m going to be here until January, 2017.”

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    MattR February 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    Rickey: I have an advance copy of his speech, and he does mention the birth certifcate:

    I think you saw the abridged version of the speech. I am told that Obama explains that Ambassador Stevens discovered his real Kenyan birth certificate which shows that William Ayers is his father so he had his Al-Qaeda brothers kill Stevens to recover and destroy the evidence before the election.

    Sadly, that is actually the best explanation I have seen for what Obama was covering up by trying to blame the movie. It make more sense than the garbage thrown out by right wing pundits and politicians. I have never been able to figure out what the actual scandal surrounding Benghazi was supposed to be.

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Rickey: I have an advance copy of his speech, and he does mention the birth certifcate:

    “Now, you’ve all heard a lot of my birth certificate and allegations that is is a forgery. I couldn’t say this before, because I had to get re-elected first, but my birth certificate is a forgery. But I’ve been re-elected, so what are you going to do about it? You can try to impeach me, but I have an impeachment-proof majority in Senate. So suck on that, because I’m going to be here until January, 2017.”

    how did you get an advance copy ??

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm #

    JPotter: Lolz. These are not the concerns you’re looking for.

    not really…

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: I’m sure he’s just as likely to mention you chickening out in your debate with Frank Arduini on Reality Check Radio.

    who ?

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 12, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

    scott e: who ?

    http://conservativefactcheck.com/content/articles/The_Birth_Certificate_We_Were_Wrong#comment-749640844

    “WashingtonAmerica • a month ago −
    this is crap, nothing substantive. all it shows me is that you crossed over to the antibirther side. you’ll be back.

    “it offers a place on the political stage for people who traditionally aren’t interested in, or traditionally qualified for politics”

    qualified for politics?? really
    who are you to decide that ? you just raised the ante as far as i’m concerned

    did arduini write this too ?? what facts ? if i had written this, it would be laughed off the page…
    http://www.politicalforum.com/…”

    Who indeed Scotty.

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    Majority Will February 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: http://conservativefactcheck.com/content/articles/The_Birth_Certificate_We_Were_Wrong#comment-749640844

    “WashingtonAmerica • a month ago −
    this is crap, nothing substantive. all it shows me is that you crossed over to the antibirther side. you’ll be back.

    “it offers a place on the political stage for people who traditionally aren’t interested in, or traditionally qualified for politics”

    qualified for politics?? really
    who are you to decide that ? you just raised the ante as far as i’m concerned

    did arduini write this too ?? what facts ? if i had written this, it would be laughed off the page…
    http://www.politicalforum.com/…”

    Who indeed Scotty.

    And truly pathetic.

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    Arthur February 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    scott e: who ?

    That would be you, Scott; you know, the same guy who left his little piece of paranoia at ORYR:

    ” scott erlandson 1 day ago
    this seems pretty hot, and goes along with my experiences with online obots at forums. they appeared too slick, i spotted common writing syles, idioms etc. they are made up characters in obama’s sick play.
    i immeadiately(sic) spotted them as too professional. scott e.”

    What’s “too professional,” Scott? Appropriate capitalization, proper punctuation, and correct spelling? Aren’t you setting the bar a little low?

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    scott e February 12, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Arthur: That would be you, Scott; you know, the same guy who left his little piece of paranoia at ORYR:

    ” scott erlandson 1 day ago
    this seems pretty hot, and goes along with my experiences with online obots at forums. they appeared too slick, i spotted common writing syles, idioms etc. they are made up characters in obama’s sick play.
    i immeadiately(sic) spotted them as too professional. scott e.”

    What’s “too professional,” Scott? Appropriate capitalization, proper punctuation, and correct spelling? Aren’t you setting the bar a little low?

    well… i guess the cat’s out of the bag now….
    when’s bob gard coming back ?? think he knows tech dude ??

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater February 12, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    scott e: well… i guess the cat’s out of the bag now….
    when’s bob gard coming back ?? thinkhe knows tech dude ??

    Didn’t tech dude run away after getting outed as a complete idiot with no credentials you know like Scott Earlandson

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    Arthur February 12, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    scott e: when’s bob gard coming back ??

    He posted a response to Dr. C.’s initial question in the “Great Debate” thread.

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    Rickey February 12, 2013 at 10:38 pm #

    scott e: how did you get an advance copy ??

    Soros, of course.

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    The Magic M February 13, 2013 at 4:04 am #

    MattR: I have never been able to figure out what the actual scandal surrounding Benghazi was supposed to be.

    Same here with Fast & Furious. It’s like claiming by trying to uncover the cartel behind a drug trafficking operation – instead of just arresting the local dealers – the police are responsible for people overdosing.

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    JPotter February 13, 2013 at 10:29 am #

    scott e: i guess the cat’s out of the bag now….

    Heh, yeah, two birfers, “scott erleandson” and “scott e” …. same writing styles … similar activity pattern. It took awhile, but we managed to connect two dots there.

    Whenever Schrödinger forgets the box, it’s not nearly as puzzling.

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    JPotter February 13, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    The Magic M: Same here with Fast & Furious. It’s like claiming by trying to uncover the cartel behind a drug trafficking operation – instead of just arresting the local dealers – the police are responsible for people overdosing.

    Desperately inventing scandals to fling at an administration that keeps refusing to make any.

    During the latest Benghazi railing, one of the Reds wanted to know why we didn’t scramble strike aircraft. From where? And strike aircraft to pick off gunmen in a crowded city in a sovereign country? Really? Let’s say some Canadians run into trouble in Portland, ME and the neighborly northerners send down a few F-18s from Bagotville to check it out, destroying a few city blocks in the process. How would the Reds in Congress react?

    They’re considering Benghazi in a vacuum, demanding, with faux outrage, to know what the President, military, and SecState were doing minute-by-minute …. and it’s damn obvious no matter what, it would not be good enough.

    Same with FF. The President manages law enforcement at the state level? The Feds decided to track items instead of arresting purchasers which wasn’t working anyway. People who would have acquired weapons anyway acquired weapons. Weapons were used in a situation in which weapons would have been used anyway. Somehow someone must be responsible for the weather.

    I begin to wonder if the nutters would even recognize an actual scandal, a real conspiracy.

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    The Magic M February 13, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    JPotter: I begin to wonder if the nutters would even recognize an actual scandal, a real conspiracy.

    Of course not. We’ve seen that not only is up down in their world, but the other way around as well. I.e., actual facts are lies/forgeries/false flag events, actual witnesses are lying etc. I’m actually surprised none of them have yet claimed that Watergate was a Democrat ruse to unseat Holy Nixon…

    Then again you gotta give the 9/11 truthers credit for making up even crazier stuff than the birthers and the Sandy Hookers – even with thousands of people seeing a plane fly into the WTC with their own eyes (and not on TV), they claim it was a missile and that the plane was some super-advanced 3D holographic projection. Which would be about the level of birthers claiming Congress didn’t really certify the EC votes but sent in a bunch of cyborgs instead to (pretend to) do the job, so they’re not at that level yet. (Though sometimes comparing levels of batsh*t insanity is similar to comparing different levels of infinity.)

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    Arthur February 13, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    The Magic M: (Though sometimes comparing levels of batsh*t insanity is similar to comparing different levels of infinity.)

    What I’d like to see are consequences for holding certain beliefs.

    For example, if you don’t believe in evolution, then you’re not allowed to have agricultural products or medicines developed through the application of principles of evolution.

    You don’t believe the president’s birth certificate and social security number is authentic? Well then, you’ll have to prove yours is authentic–without the help of your state’s health department or the Social Security Administration.