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  1. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 25, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    Not a birther issue, but I’m kind of amused at the tantrum Ted Cruz is throwing. I think reading Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor is gonna be remembered as his version of Howard Dean’s scream. Seriously, if you’re out of stuff to say, its time to pack it up and leave. Reminds me of how my four year old likes to invent new excuses so she doesn’t have to go to bed at night. If Cruz gets the 2016 nod, I will be genuinely surprised.

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    OllieOxenFree September 25, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    “I think reading Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor is gonna be remembered as his version of Howard Dean’s scream.”

    Funny thing about the reading of, “Green Eggs and Ham,” made by Cruz. The unnamed character (and narrator) was defiant against liking Green Eggs and Ham until he had actually tried them. Then he suddenly liked them very much.

    When the moral of a Dr Seuss tale escapes your notice, can you really be trusted with your conclusions on something as complicated as the ACA?

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    OllieOxenFree September 25, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    To bring the subject back on topic, I have noticed that every single tragic incident in this country, and a few events outside the country, are now seen to be a “false flags,” or “Government cover-ups,” by the current birther movement. Often, these events are said to occur to cover-up some great moment in birther history, like the release of the CCP information, court cases, book releases, etc.

    Shootings/Attacks:

    – Ft. Hood
    – Co. Theater shooting
    – Sandyhook
    – Boston Bombing
    – The Naval Yard

    Tragedies:

    – BP Oil Spill
    – Breitbart Death
    – a variety of Tornadoes and Hurricanes

    Foreign Events:

    – Egypt
    – Benghazi
    – Syria
    – Bin Laden raid
    – Mall attack in Kenya

    … and so many others that it is hard to keep track of it all. These are all somehow managed by “crisis actors,” military ops, a variety of Government agencies (both real and imagined), and a cabal of other nefarious groups, organizations, and foreign agencies or governments. All while keeping their absolute silence of their involvement, and the media being in cahoots with the whole thing.

    I call this the, “Everything But the Kitchen Sink Conspiracy.”

  4. avatar
    Bonsall Obot September 25, 2013 at 11:00 am #

    At the risk of being accused of Alinskyite Ridicule, I hereby highly recommend the always-hilarious Scott at the always-hilarious World-o’-Crap blog, who has written a great article about Larry Klaaaayman and the latest downfall of the Kenyan Usurper.

    http://world-o-crap.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-day-clown-cried-wolf.html?m=0

    I also move that we all adopt Scott’s Lewis-esque pronunciation of Klaaaaayman, even if only in our hearts and minds.

  5. avatar
    W. Kevin Vicklund September 25, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I’m not familiar with Lewis’s pronunciation, but I did flashback to my youth: anyone remember Captain Caveman?

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 25, 2013 at 11:27 am #

    OllieOxenFree:
    To bring the subject back on topic, I have noticed that every single tragic incident in this country, and a few events outside the country, are now seen to be a “false flags,” or “Government cover-ups,” by the current birther movement.

    Stuff like that is why I don’t feel an ounce of pity when a birther mentions that they are going through a hardship, or something has happened to a member of their family. Sorry, but I won’t feel bad for someone who calls a dead child’s family “paid government actors”.

    My take on the current state of Birtherdom, is that they’ve been very hard up for new material lately. I mean more-so than usual! At birther report, there’s been a record high of repeats, recycling news and videos, from sometimes three years ago or earlier, its almost like they’re running out of things to say. I guess there are only so many ways one can say “Someone make the scary black man get out of our nice white house!”

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    Rickey September 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG:
    My take on the current state of Birtherdom, is that they’ve been very hard up for new material lately. I mean more-so than usual! At birther report, there’s been a record high of repeats, recycling news and videos, from sometimes three years ago or earlier, its almost like they’re running out of things to say. I guess there are only so many ways one can say “Someone make the scary black man get out of our nice white house!”

    I kind of miss the old days, when I would check out Jack Ryan’s page at Scribd and there would be new material on a near-daily basis. I just checked and the last thing he posted was the defendant’s response in Taitz v. Colvin nine days ago.

    On the other hand, if you look hard enough you can always find something.

    http://www.opposingviews.com/i/religion/christianity/president-obama-hails-kenya-claims-american-family-association-audio#

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    Rickey September 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    Larry Klayman is calling for millions of Americans to occupy Washington, D.C. on November 19th. No doubt tens of birthers will show up.

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/klayman/130923

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    Steve September 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Stuff like that is why I don’t feel an ounce of pity when a birther mentions that they are going through a hardship, or something has happened to a member of their family. Sorry, but I won’t feel bad for someone who calls a dead child’s family “paid government actors”.

    I find that particularly repulsive. What really makes me mad is when I argue with them and they say “Prove their kids are really dead. Show me the photos of the bodies.”
    As if they’re Mr. Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
    I guess they got me there because all I have are media accounts of the killings, so I guess all I can do in that case is smile and walk away.
    Or is there anything I can say to them in that case?

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 25, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    Rickey:
    Larry Klayman is calling for millions of Americans to occupy Washington, D.C. on November 19th. No doubt tens of birthers will show up.

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/klayman/130923

    I liken birther rally numbers to the zombie game Dead Rising.
    The original game featured swarms of thousands. That’s the birther fantasy.
    The Wii version of the game featured swarms of…ten. That’s the birther reality.

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    sactosintolerant September 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm #

    OllieOxenFree:
    To bring the subject back on topic, I have noticed that every single tragic incident in this country, and a few events outside the country, are now seen to be a “false flags,” or “Government cover-ups,” by the current birther movement.

    It’s not just birthers… conspiracists of all stripes are down for chirping “false flag.” “Tragic” is the key word though. The plane crash in SF wasn’t tragic enough for the false flaggers… only two people died, one of whom WAS killed by the government ironically enough. And it WAS an inside job… the Feds mandated changes to the runway that were implemented not long before the crash and probably SAVED a bunch of lives.

    But I think Alex Jones et al NEED to chirp “false flag” at EVERY tragedy now. He gets tons of publicity, no pushback from his believers… and it doesn’t bring up questions about why one tragedy is called a false flag and another isn’t. If an event is tragic enough, it’s good for business to call it a false flag.

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    Whatever4 September 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Steve: I find that particularly repulsive. What really makes me mad is when I argue with them and they say “Prove their kids are really dead. Show me the photos of the bodies.”
    As if they’re Mr. Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
    I guess they got me there because all I have are media accounts of the killings, so I guess all I can do in that case is smile and walk away.
    Or is there anything I can say to them in that case?

    Except that there are gruesome images of the Boston Marathon bombing, and they still claim the bombing was fake. Not enough blood.

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    Steve September 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm #

    Whatever4: Except that there are gruesome images of the Boston Marathon bombing, and they still claim the bombing was fake. Not enough blood.

    True. If there are photos, it proves a conspiracy. If there aren’t photos, it proves a conspiracy. Being a nutjob means never having to say you’re wrong.

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    Keith September 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    Rickey:
    Larry Klayman is calling for millions of Americans to occupy Washington, D.C. on November 19th. No doubt tens of birthers will show up.

    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/klayman/130923

    Yeah… 0.5 tens

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    Northland10 September 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Rickey:
    Larry Klayman is calling for millions of Americans to occupy Washington, D.C. on November 19th. No doubt tens of birthers will show up.

    I betting Klayman will not be among the tens.

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    The Magic M September 26, 2013 at 6:06 am #

    OllieOxenFree: I have noticed that every single tragic incident in this country, and a few events outside the country, are now seen to be a “false flags,” or “Government cover-ups,” by the current birther movement.

    They have embraced that particular conspiracy movement which attributes *every* event in the world to the workings of the Almighty Conspiracy.

    It’s understandable, because they cannot possibly accept that all these things (including people voting for the black guy TWICE) happen just because that’s the way life is. They need to see evil forces behind every corner to reconcile that particular dissonance between the real world and their perceived world.

    I wonder how long until we will read the words “Illuminati” and “Zionists” from birthers on a regular basis.

    The thing that amuses me isn’t the “everything’s a false flag” claims but their additional claims of “and a destraction from…”, because by now so many things have been “false flags” that even the “enlightened” birthers no longer remember what the initial thing was that needed destraction.
    They continually switch between “X is a destraction from Benghazi” and “Benghazi was a destraction from Y” (the birth certificate, the two citizen parents, Sheriff Joe, the ballot challenge in … etc.).

  17. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy September 26, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    The site glossary has been updated with the new word “million.”

    http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/glossary/

  18. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 26, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Corsi seems to have found a way to have his cake and eat it too.
    There is no more money in birtherism for him, so what’s a man with ODS, who still wants to make a buck, to do?
    Pin things on Obama that he had nothing to do with, of course! http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/09/warning-obamas-links-to-al-qaeda-and.html
    In Corsi’s mind Obama is Kenyan, and therefore anything bad that happens in Kenya, must be Obama’s fault!

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    Kiwiwriter September 26, 2013 at 11:58 am #

    Steve: I find that particularly repulsive. What really makes me mad is when I argue with them and they say “Prove their kids are really dead. Show me the photos of the bodies.”
    As if they’re Mr. Rooney in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
    I guess they got me there because all I have are media accounts of the killings, so I guess all I can do in that case is smile and walk away.
    Or is there anything I can say to them in that case?

    I agree…one of the most upsetting things about birthers and other conspiracy theorists is their utter lack of empathy for the very people they claim to be defending: the victims of tragedy.

    They divide people into three categories: investigators, conspirators, and dupes. That leaves no room for victims and honest, ordinary people. It is a poor way to divide the world.

  20. avatar
    Crustacean September 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    ODS? Obstructed Defecation Syndrome?

    Sorry, I suffer from ACS (Acronymically Challenged Syndrome)

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: so what’s a man with ODS, who still wants to make a buck, to do?

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    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm #

    Crustacean:
    ODS?Obstructed Defecation Syndrome?

    Sorry, I suffer from ACS (Acronymically Challenged Syndrome)

    Corsi has the look of a man who hasn’t pooped since 1983, so that could very well be what his ODS is.

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    justlw September 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    Crustacean:
    ODS?Obstructed Defecation Syndrome?

    Sorry, I suffer from ACS (Acronymically Challenged Syndrome)

    “Obama Derangement Syndrome”, otherwise known as SBGitWH.

  23. avatar
    donna September 26, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    Save the date: Conservative activist says Obama will be overthrown Nov. 19

    Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman wrote Monday that the president had been indicted Sept. 18 by a citizens grand jury in Ocala, Fla., and convicted by a people’s court of defrauding voters by using a false birth certificate to prove his eligibility for office.

    Klayman said Obama waived his right to a jury trial by failing to plead a response to the indictment, thus “thumbing his nose at We The People.”

    “Of course, Obama will not willingly obey the law of the people,” Klayman wrote. “He will attempt to hide behind the iron fences of the White House, perhaps cowering under his desk for fear that the people will rise up and demand his ouster.”

    Klayman said that day could be Nov. 19, when he’s calling on “millions of Americans who have been appalled and disgusted by Obama’s criminality – his Muslim, socialist, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-white, pro-illegal immigrant, pro-radical gay and lesbian agenda — among other outrages” to march on Washington and demand the president resign or face prison time.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/09/26/save-the-date-conservative-activist-says-obama-will-be-overthrown-nov-19/

  24. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 26, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Apparently Jay Carney just pwned birthers everywhere.
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2013/09/video-jay-carney-birther-bill-only.html

  25. avatar
    Steve September 26, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    donna: Klayman said Obama waived his right to a jury trial by failing to plead a response to the indictment, thus “thumbing his nose at We The People.”

    I am getting so sick of people who can’t tell the difference between The Bill of Rights and their cable bill using the phrase “We The People.”

  26. avatar
    RanTalbott September 26, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    Not to worry: the People’s Grand Court of Appeals for the 13th Circuit has already overturned the conviction, and issued a warrant for Klayman’s arrest on a charge of Impersonation of a Sentient Being.

  27. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 26, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    RanTalbott:
    Not to worry: the People’s Grand Court of Appeals for the 13th Circuit has already overturned the conviction, and issued a warrant for Klayman’s arrest on a charge of Impersonation of a Sentient Being.

    I sense one of his citizen grand juries going something like this.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXRqH0EBRks

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    Keith September 27, 2013 at 2:35 am #

    OllieOxenFree: To bring the subject back on topic, I have noticed that every single tragic incident in this country, and a few events outside the country, are now seen to be a “false flags,” or “Government cover-ups,”

    There is a magazine, published in New Zealand, called “UNCENSORED”. Its a conspiracy fanmag.

    The cover story for the June-September 2013 issue is:

    “Mass Terror Attacks: ALL INSIDE JOBS? – 9/11 was an Inside Job – Boston was an Inside Job – Oklahoma was an Inside Job – Sandy Hook was an Inside Job – London (7/7) was an Inside Job – TWA Flight 800 was an Inside Job – Aurora, Colorado was an Inside Job – JFK Assassination was an Inside Job – Deepwater Horizon was an Inside Job – etc, etc, etc.”

    That ‘etc, etc, etc’ is actually on the cover.

    I can’t find any article in the magazine that discusses the assertions on the cover. There is an article about Boston, and about the us of Atomic Weapons on 9/11 (as if everybody didn’t know about that one!), but not any of the others.

    It also accuses Christopher Monckton of actively participating in the “Chem Trails/Geo Engineering” coverup. Whooda thunk it?

  29. avatar
    The Magic M September 27, 2013 at 3:40 am #

    Keith: I can’t find any article in the magazine that discusses the assertions on the cover.

    “Want to buy a rip-off detection kit? 100% accurate! Only $599!”
    “OK! … Hey, that’s just a cardboard box with a dead mouse inside! What a rip-off!”
    “See, it’s working!”

    😉

  30. avatar
    donna September 27, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    the NEW george washington library opens today in va – i have looked but was unable to find his birth certificate

    http://www.mountvernon.org/georgewashington

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    Crustacean September 27, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Another expert has come forward with a discovery so shocking it makes Obama’s birth certificate forgery look like child’s play. Forensic analysis has uncovered the truth: the audio portion of the inauguration day broadcast was almost completely fabricated. But thanks to lip-reading experts, we now know what was *really* said on that day:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpwhA-LdOHo&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLF396D3CEF0169A35

  32. avatar
    Ralph G.J September 27, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    Finally a video exposing the TRUTH about Obama!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-HqHSkYG-Y

    …nah, just kidding

  33. avatar
    The European September 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I do not know how I missed this:

    Orlytaitzesq.com is no longer the “Leading Obama Challenge Website” but a “Review of Politics, Economics, Constitution, Law and World Affairs by Attorney and Doctor Orly Taitz”. She is superbly qualified for this task.

    And she is a fierce supporter of a Canadian-born with a Cuban father. The times, they are a-changin’.

  34. avatar
    misha marinsky September 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    The European: And she is a fierce supporter of a Canadian-born with a Cuban father.

    My e-mail to Mario Apuzzo asks for his reason of hypocrisy:

    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2013/08/my-e-mail-to-mario-apuzzo.html

  35. avatar
    Majority Will September 27, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG:
    Not a birther issue, but I’m kind of amused at the tantrum Ted Cruz is throwing. I think reading Green Eggs and Ham on the Senate floor is gonna be remembered as his version of Howard Dean’s scream. Seriously, if you’re out of stuff to say, its time to pack it up and leave. Reminds me of how my four year old likes to invent new excuses so she doesn’t have to go to bed at night. If Cruz gets the 2016 nod, I will be genuinely surprised.

    “What we have here is our core values as Americans and Christians slipping away into this facade where we should take care of our poor, sick, and disabled,” said Cruz in hour 19 of his filibuster. “It is disheartening to know that the nation our forefathers built is no longer of importance to our president and his Democratic counterparts. Not only that, we are falling away from core Christian values. I don’t know about you, but I believe in the Jesus who died to save himself, not enable lazy followers to be dependent on him. He didn’t walk around all willy nilly just passing out free healthcare to those who were sick, or food to those who were hungry, or clothes to those in need. No, he said get up, brush yourself off, go into town and get a job, and as he hung on the cross he said,”I died so that I may live in eternity with my Father. If you want to join us you can die for yourself and your own sins. What do I look like, your savior or something?” That’s the Jesus I want to see brought back into our core values as a nation. That’s why we need to repeal Obamacare.”

    – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)

  36. avatar
    Northland10 September 27, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    MW, are you aware that quote is from a satire site?

  37. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 27, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

    The European:
    I do not know how I missed this:

    Orlytaitzesq.com is no longer the “Leading Obama Challenge Website” but a “Review of Politics, Economics, Constitution, Law and World Affairs by Attorney and Doctor Orly Taitz”.

    Maybe its finally dawned on her that no one is going to listen to her birther nonsense.

  38. avatar
    donna September 27, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    The European: And she is a fierce supporter of a Canadian-born with a Cuban father.

    “If until the 2016 election we don’t find one honest judge [to declare Obama ineligible for the presidency],” Taitz said, she will encourage people to vote for Cruz “if they feel he is the best candidate to turn the country around … because we won’t have any rule of law”

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2013/08/19/birther-orly-taitz-ted-cruz-has-basically-the-same-issue-as-obama

    “Renounce his Canadian citizenship? So what? “How did he gain his American citizenship? He wasn’t born in the United States of America… He inherited his citizenship from his mother. But at the same time his father was a citizen of Cuba.”

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/08/ask-birther-ted-cruz/68531/

    i have other questions for cruz like why doesn’t he ever mention his mother (who is divorced from his father) and how long was his father “illegal” before he received asylum in the US

  39. avatar
    misha marinsky September 27, 2013 at 7:44 pm #

    donna: how long was his father “illegal” before he received asylum in the US

    And how his father paid a bribe to get a Cuban exit visa.

    Know what I’m waiting for? Someone to say to Cruz, “Say hi to Desi for me.”

  40. avatar
    Majority Will September 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    Northland10:
    MW, are you aware that quote is from a satire site?

    Crap! It was too good. Poe’s law is taking over.

  41. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 28, 2013 at 12:37 am #

    Birther Report posted Gallup’s Friday radio-poopies, but from what I can tell, there is no mention of Zullo, or the CCCP. Instead its some wacky rant about Obama being a secret Muslim radical.

    Hmmm, first Orly drops the “Leading Obama eligibility site” nonsense from her page header, and now this.

  42. avatar
    Kiwiwriter September 29, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    The European:
    I do not know how I missed this:

    Orlytaitzesq.com is no longer the “Leading Obama Challenge Website” but a “Review of Politics, Economics, Constitution, Law and World Affairs by Attorney and Doctor Orly Taitz”. She is superbly qualified for this task.

    And she is a fierce supporter of a Canadian-born with a Cuban father. The times, they are a-changin’.

    I think she realizes that she’s squeezed all the blood out of the “birther” turnip, so she has to find new suckers to fleece. Re-inventing herself as a right-wing political pundit gives her a whole new field of turnips to squeeze.

  43. avatar
    Jim September 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG:
    Birther Report posted Gallup’s Friday radio-poopies, but from what I can tell, there is no mention of Zullo, or the CCCP. Instead its some wacky rant about Obama being a secret Muslim radical.

    Hmmm, first RC goes into hiding, and now Zullo has gone into hiding. In birferstan that can only mean one thing…Zullo is working for the President now!!! 😆

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    Majority Will September 29, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    Jim: Hmmm, first RC goes into hiding, and now Zullo has gone into hiding.In birferstan that can only mean one thing…Zullo is working for the President now!!!

    They’re setting up death panels and FEMA camps.

  45. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG September 30, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    So, the latest birther hope, for getting Obama impeached, is this “Million trucker” nonsense. Can someone please explain to me how a bunch of truck drivers, who are probably gonna get fired for cutting off work to do this, are gonna magically impeach the president?

    And on the subject of FEMA. How about we have some fun, and stencil a bunch of black vans with “FEMA” in the most sinister font possible, and have them driven around various birther-heavy states.

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    Rickey September 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG:
    So, the latest birther hope, for getting Obama impeached, is this “Million trucker” nonsense. Can someone please explain to me how a bunch of truck drivers, who are probably gonna get fired for cutting off work to do this, are gonna magically impeach the president?

    Plus the Senate is scheduled to adjourn for the year on November 8. Do these people even bother to check the calendar before setting dates? It reminds me of when the Birther Summit was scheduled to begin the day after both the House and Senate were beginning long adjournments.

    That said, any truck driver who works for a trucking company probably would get fired for taking his employer’s truck to D.C. for three days. An owner-operator could, if he could afford to shut down his business for three days, but the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has only 150,000 members.

    This will be yet another birther fail.

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    The European September 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Rickey: Plus the Senate is scheduled to adjourn for the year on November 8. Do these people even bother to check the calendar before setting dates? It reminds me of when the Birther Summit was scheduled to begin the day after both the House and Senate were beginning long adjournments.

    That said, any truck driver who works for a trucking company probably would get fired for taking his employer’s truck to D.C. for three days. An owner-operator could, if he could afford to shut down his business for three days, but the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has only 150,000 members.

    This will be yet another birther fail.

    A better name for the “Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association” is “Self-Exploitationers of America” – SEA. Never met an “independent” Truck-Owner-Operator who could afford three days off. Always on the edge of bankruptcy.

  48. avatar
    The European October 1, 2013 at 3:07 am #

    Bad, bad Fogbots (from ORYR):

    /quote

    tracy’s dad 7 hours ago
    For some reason the Fogbots thought I was the one who tipped off Commander Zullo to the copy software patch scheme. It was probably because I published a paper on Adaptative Data Compression Techniques back in the 90’s and they put 2 and 2 together and made 9. But Zullo already had their number on that. I had nothing to do with it but they started their silly tricks. First the Fogbots put grossly malodourous cheeses in my vegetable garden and made the whole neighborhood stink. Then they started messing with my air conditioner with “Smart Thermostat”. They raised the temperature in Traci’s room which was very cruel under the circumstances. Traci requires her room to be cooler than most any breathing person could stand so you can imagine the havoc this silly cruel trick played with our family.

    /endquote

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    Curious George October 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Chief Chef Arpaio recently removed meat and replaced it with Soy for his prisoners in Hotel Tent City. I recently found this:

    “A jail was fined because they served their prisoners all Soy to increase their testosterone and increase estrogen…..not a good combination for our health or our metabolism. ” Maria Emmerich, author.

    If accurate, Sheriff Joe has created more difficulties for himself.

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    Crustacean October 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    Of all the words in the English language, I doubt there is one that’s guiltier than “they.”

    The European: Then they started messing with my air conditioner with “Smart Thermostat”

  51. avatar
    Curious George October 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Curious George:
    Chief Chef Arpaio recently removed meat and replaced it with Soy for his prisoners in Hotel Tent City.I recently found this:

    “A jail was fined because they served their prisoners all Soy to increase their testosterone and increase estrogen…..not a good combination for our health or our metabolism. ” Maria Emmerich, author.

    If accurate, Sheriff Joe has created more difficulties for himself.

    http://m.naturalnews.com/news/034800_prisoners_lawsuit_soy.html

  52. avatar
    Arthur October 1, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    The European: Bad, bad Fogbots (from ORYR):

    I read “Dad’s” comment at ORYR, and I thought it must be a joke. I know that “Dad’s” previous posts have been filled with deluded paranoia, bad spelling, and nearly unintelligible statements, but this post seemed so ridiculous that I laughed and dismissed it.

  53. avatar
    Arthur October 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    If you’re keeping track of some of the more laughable misspellings Orly Taitz has committed, here’s a new one. On her website, Taitz revealed that,

    “SSA just sent back my check that was attcahed (sic) to 08.08.2013 request for Haffy (sic) Bounel’s SS-5.”

    “Haffy Bounel”? Wasn’t he an occasional guest on Bozo’s Circus?

  54. avatar
    misha marinsky October 1, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Ted Cruz’s dad…calling Obama a Muslim and warning of ‘suicide counseling’ in Obamacare

    The remarks from Rafael Cruz were reportedly made at a Republican event in Denver last week and included other colorful commentary, such as gay marriage being a plot to make ‘government your God.’

    “One of the things in Obamacare is that for the elderly, every five years you must have end-of-life counseling. Translation: suicide counseling,” he said…

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ted-cruz-father-obamacare-offers-seniors-suicide-counseling-article-1.1472969#ixzz2gVo6ejOL

  55. avatar
    Crustacean October 1, 2013 at 7:59 pm #

    Gotta love this comment left at ORYR by historiandude:

    “Being a “patriot” is lot like being “famous.” If you have to tell people that’s what you are, then you aren’t.”

  56. avatar
    Northland10 October 1, 2013 at 8:18 pm #

    Crustacean:
    Gotta love this comment left at ORYR by historiandude:

    “Being a “patriot” is lot like being “famous.” If you have to tell people that’s what you are, then you aren’t.”

    Bravo to Historiandude.

  57. avatar
    justlw October 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    misha marinsky (quoting Castro-loving, draft-dodging father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Alberta): “One of the things in Obamacare is that for the elderly, every five years you must have end-of-life counseling. Translation: suicide counseling,”

    That is some premium-grade derp, there.

  58. avatar
    Arthur October 1, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    Wow. I had no idea John Boehner look so good in white underwear on a wrecking ball.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xKiQp-RB0Yw

    Word of warning–you can’t unsee this.

  59. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy October 2, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    I thought Haffy was Little Luke’s sister on The Real McCoys TV show.

    Arthur: “Haffy Bounel”? Wasn’t he an occasional guest on Bozo’s Circus?

  60. avatar
    misha marinsky October 2, 2013 at 1:43 am #

    GOP Rep…Can’t Say Obama Was ‘Legitimately’ Elected President

    “Can you repeat after me: he was legitimately elected president,” Matthews said.

    “President Obama was elected president,” Farenthold replied.

    “Legitimately,” Matthews said.

    “The people elected him! Yes!” Farenthold exclaimed.

    “So he was a natural born-citizen,” Matthews pressed.

    “I didn’t make that judgment when he was brought in,” Farenthold said.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/21/blake-farenthold-obama_n_3967771.html

  61. avatar
    Lupin October 2, 2013 at 6:02 am #

    The European: Traci requires her room to be cooler than most any breathing person could stand

    What does this mean? Is Traci a vampire?

  62. avatar
    Lupin October 2, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    The European: First the Fogbots put grossly malodourous cheeses in my vegetable garden

    Proof of French intervention?

  63. avatar
    donna October 2, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Disillusioned White Fundamentalist Dreams of Military Takeover

    “Rick Joyner of MorningStar Ministries admitted as much, saying that our “republic can’t last much longer” and that only a military takeover can save us.”

    and THEN there’s klayman:

    “He filed no less than 18 lawsuits to remove former President Bill Clinton from office, but his preoccupation with President Obama is freakishly dangerous with an angry religious and racially-motivated citizens’ army determined to take down this President.”

    “Sadly, these episodes are likely to become more, not less, common. We can decry people like Joyner or Klayman, or on another level, people like Pennsylvania police chief Mark Kessler and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but all of them are as much symptoms as causes of this unrest among racist and bigoted white Christian tea party Americans.”

    “They did not get the America they want, and now, like children throwing a tantrum, they are going to punish us all, and the country we love, for failing to fulfill their plantation fantasies.”

    http://www.politicususa.com/2013/10/02/disillusioned-white-fundamentalist-dreams-military-takeover.html

  64. avatar
    Arthur October 2, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    I thought Haffy was Little Luke’s sister on The Real McCoys TV show.

    Had to look that one up. Here’s the intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATAshDSEpos

  65. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 2, 2013 at 10:38 am #

    Lupin: What does this mean? Is Traci a vampire?

    Now don’t go insulting the unholy undead. They had no part in this.

  66. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy October 2, 2013 at 11:13 am #

    Of course the girl character was actually named “Hassie” and the boy was “Little Luke.”

    Arthur: Had to look that one up. Here’s the intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATAshDSEpos

  67. avatar
    gorefan October 2, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Arthur: Had to look that one up. Here’s the intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATAshDSEpos

    Great, now I can’t get the theme song out of head.

    Want you to meet the family known as the real McCoys…

  68. avatar
    Arthur October 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Of course the girl character was actually named “Hassie”

    I expect, now, to see people at ORYR calling for an investigation into Hassie Bounel. Orly will spell it “Lassie” and then we’ll have a new round of classic t.v. clips.

  69. avatar
    Rickey October 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm #

    gorefan: Great, now I can’t get the theme song out of head.

    Want you to meet the family known as the real McCoys…

    My grandmother loved that show.

  70. avatar
    G October 2, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    That quote really sums up the dysfunction in our country right now and where the blame for it belongs…

    donna: “Sadly, these episodes are likely to become more, not less, common. We can decry people like Joyner or Klayman, or on another level, people like Pennsylvania police chief Mark Kessler and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but all of them are as much symptoms as causes of this unrest among racist and bigoted white Christian tea party Americans.”

    “They did not get the America they want, and now, like children throwing a tantrum, they are going to punish us all, and the country we love, for failing to fulfill their plantation fantasies.”

  71. avatar
    Soduko October 3, 2013 at 2:46 am #

    FYI My family signed up for the evil Obamacare today. We paid over $3000 a month for ever decreasing care. Even got a notice that our plan did not comply with the new govt minimal standards.

    Couldn’t get through the phones yesterday, got through today. The gold plan (platinum is not offered in our state) is in place for our family!! $1750 a month, with a lower deductible, lower copays, and better coverage, through Blue Shield! Had a choice of 36 plans through 5 different companies.

    Hallelujah!!!!

  72. avatar
    JPotter October 3, 2013 at 3:53 am #

    100 days of CCCP silence.

    Heh.

  73. avatar
    Lani October 3, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    Congrats, Soduko & family!

    There’s a glitch in Hawaii. We won’t see the plan options until Friday. 95 of them!

    I will stay on my insurance plan from my employer, but I helped soon to be college graduate kid start the process. It look like his cost might be a little higher than the current policy I buy for him ($50-60 more per month), but on the other hand he will have the option of expanded Medicaid at no cost. If I pay for a better policy for him, it is unclear whether there will be a subsidy. We’ll have to sit down with the local navigator to sort it all out.

  74. avatar
    JPotter October 3, 2013 at 3:56 am #

    Soduko: Hallelujah!!!!

    Fear not, Soduko, ye are not alone, for the Valiant Ones in Congress have taken up thy plight! So long as ye shall suffer, they shall never waver! As long … uh … err …. hmmm.

    Nevermind.

  75. avatar
    Rickey October 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    G:
    That quote really sums up the dysfunction in our country right now and where the blame for it belongs…

    Essentially, the Republicans in Congress are anti-democracy. They repeatedly refuse to allow up or down votes on legislation which they don’t like. In the Senate they use the filibuster; in the House, the Speaker simply refuses to bring legislation to a vote.

    There is a general consensus that if the Senate’s continuing resolution were brought to a vote in the House it would pass, because there are enough moderate Republicans who would vote with the Democrats. But Boehner won’t bring it up for a vote because he knows that it would pass.

    The will of the majority is continually frustrated.

  76. avatar
    gorefan October 3, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Mike Zullo to make an appearance today on blogtalkradio:

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wheresobamasbirthcertificate

    While I’m sure that it will be much of the same, I suspect we will hear how the CCP is talking to 30 or 40 members of Congress about the “Obama Fraudulent Documents”.

    I image he’ll use what Congressman King told MSNBC as proof that the investigation is making headway.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnpbR6EWIYE

  77. avatar
    misha marinsky October 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm #

    Hobby Lobby owner is an anti-Semite:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/hobby-lobby-jewish-boycott-steve-green_n_4032295.html

    Hobby Lobby Boycotts Jewish Hanukkah And Passover

    According to Berwitz, one of the women asked about bar mitzvah cards, and a Hobby Lobby salesperson replied: “We don’t cater to you people.”

    Berwitz, who own a market research company and writes the “Hopelessly Partisan” blog, to call the Marlboro store and ask why it seemed to be ignoring Hanukkah, which begins on Nov. 27 this year. He wrote that he received the following response:

    “Because Mr. Green is the owner of the company, he’s a Christian, and those are his values.”

  78. avatar
    misha marinsky October 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    OT: I have begun a series on charlatans in Traditional Chinese Medicine:

    http://newyorkleftist.blogspot.com/2013/10/traditional-chinese-medicine.html

  79. avatar
    Daniel October 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    misha marinsky:
    Hobby Lobby owner is an anti-Semite:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/hobby-lobby-jewish-boycott-steve-green_n_4032295.html

    Hobby Lobby Boycotts Jewish Hanukkah And Passover

    According to Berwitz, one of the women asked about bar mitzvah cards, and a Hobby Lobby salesperson replied: “We don’t cater to you people.”

    Berwitz, who own a market research company and writes the “Hopelessly Partisan” blog, to call the Marlboro store and ask why it seemed to be ignoring Hanukkah, which begins on Nov. 27 this year. He wrote that he received the following response:

    “Because Mr. Green is the owner of the company, he’s a Christian, and those are his values.”

    Wasn’t Jesus a Jew?

  80. avatar
    Arthur October 3, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Daniel: Wasn’t Jesus a Jew?

    Not according to this guy::

    “JESUS WAS NOT A Jew
    Many denominational Christians and even church leaders are under the mistaken belief that Jesus was a Jew. But nothing could be further from the truth.”

    http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/jesusjew.htm

    Just when you thought fundamentalist Christians couldn’t get any more offensive, somebody is always ready to jump the cross.

  81. avatar
    Arthur October 3, 2013 at 8:57 pm #

    Keith: “Mass Terror Attacks: ALL INSIDE JOBS? – 9/11 was an Inside Job – Boston was an Inside Job – Oklahoma was an Inside Job – Sandy Hook was an Inside Job – L

    You find these things in the comments at ORYR all the time. For example, in the most recent article, a poster left this message:

    “. . . more people than ever are starting to see the absolute fraud that the Usurper is….Someone told me that Howard Stern had Jessie Ventura on the radio and said that he thought the Usurper is CIA.

    “And I think it is driving lots of people to finally start questioning what the hell else have they been lying about?…..Such as: the JFK , RFK and MLK assisinations, Watergate, 9-11, etc, etc.”

  82. avatar
    misha marinsky October 3, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

    Yiddish curses for Republican Jews:

    http://www.yiddishcursesforrepublicanjews.com/#

    May you dream all your life of making aliyah to Israel, only to be rejected when you fail to produce your long-form Bar Mitzvah certificate.

  83. avatar
    Arthur October 3, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    misha marinsky: your long-form Bar Mitzvah certificate.

    Shouldn’t that be “Bar Mitzvah-cate”?

  84. avatar
    misha marinsky October 3, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

    Yiddish curses for Republican Jews:

    http://www.yiddishcursesforrepublicanjews.com/#

    May your only “grandchildren” be cats, and may you be allergic, but may your pharmacist legally refuse to refill your Allegra prescription because it’s manufactured by the same company that makes the abortion drug.

    May you live to a ripe old age, and may the only people who come visit you be Mormon missionaries.

    May the secretary your husband is schtupping depend on Planned Parenthood for her birth control.

    May your children apply the critical reasoning skills they learned watching Fox News to the essay section of their AP tests.

  85. avatar
    Keith October 3, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    misha marinsky: Yiddish curses for Republican Jews:

    Mazel Tov for exceeding your brief.

    I can add the famous Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times”.

  86. avatar
    Keith October 3, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    And this one (from Misha’s link) was good too…

    May you feast every day on chopped liver with onions, chicken soup with dumplings, baked carp with horseradish, braised meat with vegetable stew, latkes, and may every bite of it be contaminated with E. Coli, because the government gutted the F.D.A.

  87. avatar
    RanTalbott October 3, 2013 at 10:53 pm #

    misha marinsky: Hobby Lobby owner is an anti-Semite

    So, not selling Hanukkah cards makes you an anti-Semite?

    You need to take a break: too much reading of birther “proofs” has damaged your standards of evidence.

  88. avatar
    misha marinsky October 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    RanTalbott: So, not selling Hanukkah cards makes you an anti-Semite?

    No, but this does:

    one of the women asked about bar mitzvah cards, and a Hobby Lobby salesperson replied: “We don’t cater to you people.”

  89. avatar
    G October 4, 2013 at 2:10 am #

    I agree completely.

    Rickey: Essentially, the Republicans in Congress are anti-democracy.

  90. avatar
    G October 4, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    ROTFLMAO!! Thanks for that link, Misha!

    I found these ones from there particularly apt to this site:

    • May you dream all your life of making aliyah to Israel, only to be rejected when you fail to produce your long-form Bar Mitzvah certificate.

    • May your son be elected President, and may you have no idea what you did with his g-d damn birth certificate.

    And of course, this one was a personal favorite of mine too:

    • May your children, friends, siblings, nieces and nephews send you a link to this website every day for the rest of your life.

    I’m definitely going to send that site link to all my Jewish friends. Hilarious! 😉

    misha marinsky: Yiddish curses for Republican Jews:

    http://www.yiddishcursesforrepublicanjews.com/#

  91. avatar
    Keith October 4, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    Somebody here mention Dr. Tim Minchen?

    Tim Minchin’s Graduation Speech Perfectly Breaks Down Life’s Lessons For Everyone

    No?

    Ok. Move along. Nothing to see here.

  92. avatar
    Crustacean October 4, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Another tour de force comment at ORYR, this time from the ever so erudite NOBAMA:

    “Truckers ask the American people weather they are going to be active in the rally or stay home that it is imperative that ALL spend NO money, stop the dollar from calculating for three days. Plan for it get your gas and everything you will need in advance if 50% of the people do this. The tax revenue for those three days will hurt the establishment anywhere from 10 to 15 Billion dollars.” (sic)

    So to paraphrase: don’t spend any money for three days; instead, spend it all a couple of days in advance. That’ll show ’em!!

    I’d give them a quick lesson in the concept of CASH FLOW, but I’m banned from commenting at ORYR.

  93. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    Wow that was so brain dead that I did a double take.
    With sharp minds like that, its a wonder Obama is still in office. LOL

  94. avatar
    Rickey October 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    In case anyone here was holding his or her breath, BamaLaw at The Fogbow reports no decision on McInnish today.

  95. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 4, 2013 at 3:53 pm #

    Rickey:
    In case anyone here was holding his or her breath, BamaLaw at The Fogbow reports no decision on McInnish today.

    I was holding someone else’s breath.

  96. avatar
    G October 4, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    LMAO!

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: I was holding someone else’s breath.

  97. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 5, 2013 at 10:27 am #

    Birthers are now aiming their loaded keyboards at Gallups! Apparently he supports Cruz for President, and that makes them very unhappy campers.
    http://www.birtherreport.com/2013/10/breaking-man-sets-self-on-fire.html

  98. avatar
    Arthur October 5, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Apparently he supports Cruz for President, and that makes them very unhappy campers.

    Apparently? Andrew, do you mean you didn’t actually listen to Mr. Gallups radio talk?

  99. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 5, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Arthur: Apparently? Andrew, do you mean you didn’t actually listen to Mr. Gallups radio talk?

    No, I’d rather watch paint dry. Unlike the birther movement, something is actually being accomplished with the paint.

  100. avatar
    Arthur October 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: No, I’d rather watch paint dry. Unlike the birther movement, something is actually being accomplished with the paint.

    Gallups is the kind of Christian that makes me wish I could become an atheist all over again.

  101. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 5, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Arthur: Gallups is the kind of Christian that makes me wish I could become an atheist all over again.

    People like him are why Christians have such a bad name.

  102. avatar
    Dave October 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Rep. Ted Yoho, who has pandered to birthers, made this comment to WaPo about the US breaching the debt limit and defaulting on its obligations:

    “I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets.”

    (h/t Political Wire)

  103. avatar
    Keith October 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Dave:
    Rep. Ted Yoho, who has pandered to birthers, made this comment to WaPo about the US breaching the debt limit and defaulting on its obligations:

    “I think, personally, it would bring stability to the world markets.”

    (h/t Political Wire)

    Gee, and I remember just last year the right wing intelligentsia (yes, I do know an oxymoron when I write one) was lamenting the fact that Europe and China were adopting the Australian dollar as another reserve currency; as in “how dare they move to make their Australian purchases cheaper without giving US exchanges a cut”?

    Meanwhile, the IMF is about to officially designate both Canadian and Australian dollars as global reserve currency (alongside the USD, the Euro, the Pound, the Yen, and the Swiss Franc).

  104. avatar
    Keith October 7, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Open Letter

    Just sayin…

  105. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 7, 2013 at 11:46 am #

    Its Monday, and the kooky keyboard kommandos over at birther report are doing their morning saber rattling. Nothing new or worth reposting, but its amusing just the same.

  106. avatar
    Arthur October 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG:
    Its Monday, and the kooky keyboard kommandos over at birther report are doing their morning saber rattling. Nothing new or worth reposting, but its amusing just the same.

    Typical homophobic, anti-Muslim rants. I hope that the ACA will finally allow some of these people to get the mental health treatment they need. Of course, most of them are so deeply involved in anti-government conspiracy theories that they are afraid to visit any site with a .gov suffix.

  107. avatar
    Arthur October 7, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    You’ve probably heard something about the RWNJs who are organzing, Truckers to Shut Down America. The apparent spokesperson for this insanity is Zeeda Andrews, a plump, middle-aged woman from Florida, who may or may not be a trucker. However, based on her Facebook page, some things are certain: she has a paranoid fear of Muslims, she hates Obama, and she believes Obama is a Muslim and a traitor. Sound familiar?
    https://www.facebook.com/zeeda.andrews?hc_location=stream

    Andrews has put together ten items (how Decalogue-ish of her!) that she wants the government to do something about, and she believes a trucker blockade of Washington is the “vehicle” that will force the government to do her bidding. The first five items on her list concern federal laws and transportation policy that she doesn’t like, especially the reduction in truck parking, which she says is due to the fact that “most truck stops have went (sic) out of business.”

    The final five items have to do with larger concerns that concern not just truckers but “We the People.” As Ms. Andrews’ prolix sentence fragment so in-eloquently puts it, “Demanding that this form of government alter its present course of direction, and recalibrate itself to, once again, align with the Constitution our forefathers drafted, and signed into law.” Specifically, this scholar of the Constitution says that the Defense Authorization Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Obama administration are all unconstitutional.

    http://ridefortheconstitution.org/press-release-the-american-drivers-terms/

    You can read some critiques of Andrews by real truckers here:

    http://mexicotrucker.com/tag/zeeda-andrews/

  108. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater October 7, 2013 at 12:24 pm #

    Arthur: You can read some critiques of Andrews by real truckers here:
    http://mexicotrucker.com/tag/zeeda-andrews/

    According to your link it is Pete Santilli behind this fake truckers bowell movement.

  109. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    I genuinely take offense when the nutjobs say “We the people”, F those a-holes. They can leave the rest of us OUT of their lunacy.

  110. avatar
    Arthur October 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: According to your link it is Pete Santilli behind this fake truckers bowell movement.

    Santilli, eh? What a revolting human being.

  111. avatar
    Arthur October 7, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: They can leave the rest of us OUT of their lunacy.

    I agree. However, I don’t think they consider people who disagree with them Americans. As their talk-radio tutors have been saying for years, anyone who disagrees with a radical conservative is not an American. He or she is the enemy, which can mean, among other things, a communist, a homosexual, a Muslim, a socialist, a teacher or professor, a Democrat, a union member, an intellectual, an agnostic or atheist, a liberal, a peacenik, a Christian who isn’t a fundamentalist, and all card-carrying members of public libraries.

  112. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

    Anyone else looking forward to the failure of this trucker nonsense?
    The resulting RWNJ tantrum will be MAGIC! As will be the reaction of the few truckers dumb enough to go through with it, when they find themselves FIRED.

  113. avatar
    RanTalbott October 7, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: Anyone else looking forward to the failure of this trucker nonsense?

    Not especially: even if they only hit their recently-revised goal of 3000 big rigs, and behave themselves, they’ll still inconvenience a lot of people. If they don’t behave well, fatal accidents and/or road rage incidents are a definite possibility.

    Andrew Vrba, PmG: The resulting RWNJ tantrum will be MAGIC!

    They blew off “9/9 Nein”, and the “2 Million Bikers” missing their goal by 99.75% or so. There’ll probably be some other shiny object to distract them. Maybe Louis Gomer Piles will sign on with Stockman…

  114. avatar
    Arthur October 8, 2013 at 12:24 am #

    Vying for the spot currently held by Carl Gallups as America’s Worst Christian, Michele Bachmann recently concluded during a radio interview that the end times are upon us. Why? Because, she claims, President Obama is supporting al-Qaida. She asserted that “the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture . . . we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

    http://www.salon.com/2013/10/07/michele_bachmann_obama_supports_al_qaeda_and_end_times_are_near/

    But hey, don’t worry–be happy! ‘Cuz according to Mrs. B., Obama’s treachery is a clear sign that Jesus is coming. She went on to compare current events to the “days of Noah.” Which leads me to assume that she’s looking forward to seeing blasphemers like me treading water while she’s sipping Virgin Mary’s on the holiday deck of the S.S. Yahweh.

  115. avatar
    The Magic M October 8, 2013 at 3:51 am #

    Arthur: “we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

    People who believe the End Times are nigh are a 1,000 times more dangerous than any foreign terrorist, and politicians even more so. Because just imagine how a President with such a belief system would have no problem in nuking everybody, including the US itself, at any moment. “Why would I care, Judgment Day is upon us anyway.”
    Combine this with the belief that Democrats are “Communist/demonic forces” and you get a president who will gladly nuke California, for example.
    That’s even worse than any Christian Holy War you could imagine.

  116. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater October 8, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Looks like Sharon Rondeau haz a mad and is writing about RC, Doc C and Foggy
    http://www.birtherreport.com/2013/10/report-look-who-is-obamacare-navigator.html?utm_content=buffer10e4d&utm_source=buffer&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Buffer

    I wonder if she’s going to be mad about birther report reposting the article to get around her paywall

  117. avatar
    Andrew Vrba, PmG October 8, 2013 at 9:29 am #

    Sounds like she’s having a Taitz! <-That's what I call a wall-eyed birther fit, resulting from not being paid attention to.

  118. avatar
    gorefan October 8, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    Zullo is interviewed says his experts are not experts but are professionals.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8ngIVyBX5o

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94eRz97hlBc

  119. avatar
    The Magic M October 8, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    gorefan: Zullo is interviewed says his experts are not experts but are professionals.

    So he wasted all the donation money on hookers?

  120. avatar
    The Magic M October 8, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater: I wonder if she’s going to be mad about birther report reposting the article to get around her paywall

    Getting around the paywall is easy if you know which 6 characters to append to the URL(s).
    Another birther FAIL. The only reason I’m not posting it is because I want to be able to keep reading there. 😉

  121. avatar
    Bovril October 8, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    No….

    He SPENT it mostly on blow and hookers then wasted the rest

  122. avatar
    Dr Kenneth Noisewater October 8, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    The Magic M: So he wasted all the donation money on hookers?

    That would certainly explain a lot.

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    Kiwiwriter October 8, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Arthur:
    Vying for the spot currently held by Carl Gallups as America’s Worst Christian, Michele Bachmann recently concluded during a radio interview that the end times are upon us. Why? Because, she claims, President Obama is supporting al-Qaida. She asserted that “the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture . . . we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.”

    http://www.salon.com/2013/10/07/michele_bachmann_obama_supports_al_qaeda_and_end_times_are_near/

    But hey, don’t worry–be happy! ‘Cuz according to Mrs. B., Obama’s treachery is a clear sign that Jesus is coming. She went on to compare current events to the “days of Noah.” Which leads me to assume that she’s looking forward to seeing blasphemers like me treading water while she’s sipping Virgin Mary’s on the holiday deck of the S.S. Yahweh.

    This woman isn’t dealing with even 37 cards. She’s dealing with 15.

    Seriously, though…I’m tired of “End Times” nonsense. If God was going to pull the plug on humanity, He had better chances to do it…two World Wars, the Great Depression, several plagues, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Y2K, the 1973 Mid-East War, and the decision to put “Secret Diaries of Desmond Pfeiffer” on TV.

    People who seriously believe this rubbish are a bigger menace than Armageddon. The end-time “true believers” will cause chaos, not the Book of Revelations. Besides, John was hallucinating on mushrooms when he wrote that stuff.

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    roadburner October 8, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    looks like ORYR has gone back to repeating their policy of censorship again

    opposing voices have all but dissapeared, and i for one have been blocked

    they’re just rambling on about homosexuality and muslim/indonesian/kenyan usurpers amongst theselves again.

    shame, i did have a little fun for a while playing with them 😀

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    RanTalbott October 8, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    roadburner: i for one have been blocked

    Me, too. It only took them about a week to decide I was dengerously polluting their fact-free environment with verifiable truth.

    My experiments indicate that the blocking is done by individual IP address (not netblocks), not by disabling the userid. So, if you have access to one of those anonymizer services, you may be able to resume your fun. And even double it if you can find a service that the conspiracy nuts are using to “keep the NSA from tracking them”: just imagine the multiple varieties of Hell that will break loose if the paranoid loons start finding themselves blocked from using one of their favorite anti-gummint sites.

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    Crustacean October 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Noooooo!! Not you, too, roadburner!! You were one of the few voices of reason there. The echo chamber is just turning up the reverb, I guess.

    roadburner: looks like ORYR has gone back to repeating their policy of censorship again
    opposing voices have all but dissapeared, and i for one have been blocked

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    Crustacean October 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Found this at Roy Petersen’s blog:

    “I could just see it now, a dark and cramped cave on the island of Patmos, two figures sit hunched over a boiling pot of mushrooms:

    “St. John* : Dude, I see four angels with bowls!
    Disciple: Duuude I’m seeing it too!
    St. John: Are they like, flying around the earth and dumping all their stash on people?
    Disciple: Oh yeah. But then there is this Dragon creature…and he ain’t too happy about it. He thinks the stash is his!
    St. John: I think we better write this stuff down.”

    Kiwiwriter: The end-time “true believers” will cause chaos, not the Book of Revelations. Besides, John was hallucinating on mushrooms when he wrote that stuff.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater October 8, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    RanTalbott: Me, too. It only took them about a week to decide I was dengerously polluting their fact-free environment with verifiable truth.My experiments indicate that the blocking is done by individual IP address (not netblocks), not by disabling the userid. So, if you have access to one of those anonymizer services, you may be able to resume your fun. And even double it if you can find a service that the conspiracy nuts are using to “keep the NSA from tracking them”: just imagine the multiple varieties of Hell that will break loose if the paranoid loons start finding themselves blocked from using one of their favorite anti-gummint sites.

    Back in the day I used to use AOL I could get around bans pretty easily. WIth the free aol you can connect through TCP/IP. I don’t know if it still does it but they use a rotating IP address. Every time you log off and then on again it assigns a new IP address. Thus you would be able to post comments again under another IP.

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    roadburner October 8, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    Crustacean:
    Noooooo!! Not you, too, roadburner!!You were one of the few voices of reason there.The echo chamber is just turning up the reverb, I guess.

    doesn’t stop me screwing with falcon and his cronies though 😉

    *winks and gives a mad professor laugh

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    Arthur October 8, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Kiwiwriter: Seriously, though…I’m tired of “End Times” nonsense. If God was going to pull the plug on humanity, He had better chances to do it…two World Wars, the Great Depression, several plagues, the Cuban Missile Crisis, Y2K, the 1973 Mid-East War, and the decision to put “Secret Diaries of Desmond Pfeiffer” on TV.

    Yeah, I’ve hearing people declaring the end was coming for almost as long as Doc has been told he’d never see a dime from Social Security. Well, Doc’s got his money, but the groom’s still waiting at the altar. People have wrongly predicted the end times for thousands of years. Even Jesus seems to have gotten it wrong (see, Matthew 24:34); of course, apologists are quick to explain away this apparent error.

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    Kiwiwriter October 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

    Arthur: Yeah, I’ve hearing people declaring the end was coming for almost as long as Doc has been told he’d never see a dime from Social Security. Well, Doc’s got his money, but the groom’s still waiting at the altar. People have wrongly predicted the end times for thousands of years. Even Jesus seems to have gotten it wrong (see, Matthew 24:34); of course, apologists are quick to explain away this apparent error.

    I still laugh my head off at the Y2K nonsense…I had to man the Newark Emergency Operations Center to address that nonsense. Hordes of cops, firefighters, EMS, and City directors were there, watching the ball drop in someplace different in Europe every hour on the hour, with no ill effects. The cops took advantage of the lack of activity to address that bane of police life, reports, while I sat with the Director of Water and Sewer Utilities and the City Business Administrator to discuss when to potty-train our infants.

    We had an army of TV cameras in attendance, all waiting to cover catastrophe, and their only action came when the Mayor showed up to tell the media we were ready for anything, urge the public to attend our celebration in the park, and not to drink and drive. Then he went to the party.

    I was relieved before midnight, and went home. While I was watching the ball drop in New York with my family, they suffered the only catastrophe of the evening at the Emergency Operations Center. The pizza was two hours late. The pizza delivery guy was unbelievably far behind in his deliveries…everybody and their mother was hosting a party in Newark, and they ALL ordered in from Domino’s. Y2K.

    When the “Rapture” was supposed to hit in 2012, my wife and daughter laid out some clothes on the lawn and a wooden sign that said, “I’ve Gone to Join the Rapture. Goodbye, everybody.” People going to the nearby Pentecostal church stood on the sidewalk, staring at our sign, clucking disapprovingly in Spanish.

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    misha marinsky October 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

    Kiwiwriter: When the “Rapture” was supposed to hit in 2012, my wife and daughter laid out some clothes on the lawn and a wooden sign that said, “I’ve Gone to Join the Rapture. Goodbye, everybody.”

    When I worked in NY, a part-time optometrist was an evangelical, and used to come into the lab when there weren’t any patients. He used to lecture me about the End, and what was about to befall me for refusing baptism. “The end times are coming. Please read this, you have to prepare.”

    One day I walked into his office, and saw him reading a book: “How to invest in real estate.”

    Kiwiwriter: People going to the nearby Pentecostal church stood on the sidewalk, staring at our sign, clucking disapprovingly in Spanish.

    Yesterday, I went to the Wawa to buy some sub sandwiches. While I was waiting, I bought Angel a hot dog. I took her outside, took the hot dog from the bun, and gave it to her. Big mistake. A homeless man saw me, and yelled “You’re giving a dog that and not me?!”, and went ballistic.

    Dogs Are People, Too:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/opinion/sunday/dogs-are-people-too.html?pagewanted=all

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    misha marinsky October 8, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Kiwiwriter: When the “Rapture” was supposed to hit

    The only Rapture hit I like is by Blondie.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHCdS7O248g

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    aarrgghh October 8, 2013 at 10:46 pm #

    Kiwiwriter: If God was going to pull the plug on humanity, He had better chances to do it …

    the judge of judges is just waiting for the right judge to rule on the merits.

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    Arthur October 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    aarrgghh: the judge of judges is just waiting for the right judge to rule on the merits.

    But does God have standing?

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    Arthur October 8, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    I know that many of you have been eager to see and hear Zeeda Andrews (she of the birther trucker blockade that is scheduled to descend on Washington), and so here you are:

    http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/10/08/fleet-angry-truckers-heading-washington