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I’ll take exception to your argument on the second image. The document is clearly marked 1964, which you conveniently cropped off.

So, a bureaucrat filled in the form marked Republic of Kenya in 1964 as that was the appropriate form to use at that time.

The real problem is that this is a copy, which as we know from the Hawaii Birth Certificate, is apparently not worth anything.

I challenge the birthers to come up with the original document, because that is where you set the bar.

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There’s also people online who are noting the document looks like an Australian birth certificate done up to look like a Kenyan document. That can be easily rectified by contacting the appropriate persons in Kenya and looking at how their documents were set up in 1961 (or 1964… and why would we trust a document supposedly typed up 3 years after Obama’s birth anyway?) and see if they match.

Another thing, there are names of persons of authority – the registrars – attached to this form. I’d call any of the libraries in Kenya or any library in the U.S. with a strong African Studies dept. with Kenya historical materials and see if there’s a government directory archived back to 1961-64 that would list officials and see if registrars were covered. I’d also contact the registrar’s office in Kenya and see if those persons are still around (unlikely) or if people can verify who were registrars during those years (more likely).

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NCallahan said on August 4th, 2009 at 9:30 am

Oh, how lovely.

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As I was reading through this, I thought it was a well-researched takedown of birther hysteria.

Then I saw Marvin the Martian and it became a work of staggering genius. Good show.

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I was driving back from Dallas this weekend and saw a big assed billboard asking, “Where’s the Certificate?” Remind me why I moved to Texas.

*massages temples* I’m so moving to Fiji. I still don’t like Obama, but dear sweet cylon baby jesus…there’s a better argument for McCain not being a US citizen.

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Immigrants! I knew it was them!
Even when it was the bears, I knew it was them!

I challenge the birthers to come up with the original document, because that is where you set the bar.

No kidding. Also, not just the original document, but the original “long form” document. I mean, how can anyone begin to assume this is the real thing without having at least three state officials and five independent eye witnesses to confirm it.

For all we know, this is merely a ploy by the Tutsis of Rwanda to prevent Obama from being elected Prime Minister of Kenya.

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[…] Bird yet again proves what we already knew – that the average desperate internet conspiracy theorist has mental capacities slightly below the […]

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*awaits the Earth-shattering ka-boom*

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Where’s the kaboom?

There was SUPPOSED to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

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chris: The document may be dated February 17, 1964–three months after Kenya gained its independence–but Kenya didn’t become a _Republic_ until December 12, 1964.

So, even post-dated as it is, it STILL shouldn’t say “Republic of Kenya”! (Rather, for Feb. 1964, it should say “Dominion of Kenya”)

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I haven’t verified it for myself, but I’ve been told that the name of the registrar on this certificate (“E.F. Lavender”) is coincidentally the name of a popular Kenyan laundry detergent.

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Actually, this whole birther movement is a KGB plot.
The proof: http://scavgraphics.livejournal.com/307366.html

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Clara, to be fair, McCain is a citizen…a law passed a year after he was born made him so…..so he’s just technically naturally born.

I just realized what’s been bugging me about this above “certificate”.

Why is it in English?

You’d think the KGB wouldn’t be so sloppy

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Guys, you’re not grasping the ramifications of this! Not only was President Obama born in a foreign country, he was born IN A PARALLEL UNIVERSE in which Kenya achieved independence several years earlier!

Who knows what other horrifying properties this alternate timeline has? CAN YOU PROVE IT IS NOT ONE OF THOSE UNIVERSES WHERE THE NAZIS WON WORLD WAR II?

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candlejack said on August 4th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Obviously, the Nazis did not win World War II, or Kenya couldn’t have achieved independence. When the Nazis win, they win it all.

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I, for one, welcome our new martian/alternate universe overlord.

Sorry, someone had to do it.

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It is a picture on the internet, it is PROOF.

Also, the Daily Show has something to say, skip ahead to 3:50 for the meat of it. http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/wed-july-22-2009/the-born-identity

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If he’s from an alternate universe where’s the goatee?

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John W, obviously the Obama from our Universe has the goatee. G-d! don’t you know anything about alternate universes? shah

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Well fucking done, sir.

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Check out the meltdown Orly Taitz (described as de facto leader of birther movement) on MSNBC when asked to explain some simple logical questions re the birther movement:

http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2009/08/03/msnbc_taitz/

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Watch the Manchurian Candidate (The original one, not the new one) and understand why McCain would be a bad president.

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Clara wrote:
I was driving back from Dallas this weekend and saw a big assed billboard asking, “Where’s the Certificate?” Remind me why I moved to Texas.

Because Ross Douhat thinks Texas is a Utopian paradise?

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You know, if there was a massive conspiracy by Obama’s parents, international socialists, ACORN and the UN, you’d think they’d have grabbed all the real birth records from Kenya before anyone knew what was going on and burned em all…

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Quick question: what conspiracy do YOU most believe?

Personally, I’ve got my own theory about the JFK assassination… who did it, how they did it, and why the FBI and the White House used the Warren Report to cover it up…

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solid snake said on August 4th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Reagan SMASH!

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Watch the Manchurian Candidate (The original one, not the new one) and understand why McCain would be a bad president.

Wasn’t the new one aimed at Hillary Clinton?

Speaking of which, remember back in late ’07 and early ’08, when everyone thought Hillary was going to win the nomination and the GOoPers couldn’t come out of the woodwork fast enough showing their support for Obama?

Someone should go back through all the Limbaugh / Hugh Hewitt / Michelle Malkin / GOP Congresscritter achieves and dig up every nice thing any wingnut ever said about the Uppity President. That would be a hilarious compilation to read.

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Bull dada, says I! I have the real birth certificate right here!

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Err… here! (since you can’t post pics into the reokies…) http://s203.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/HoJDocSachiel/?action=view&current=obama-birth-cert.gif

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DistantFred said on August 4th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

Question: Am I the only one who can’t see Orly Taitz name without thinking of owls?

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DistantFred: is it owls picking her eyeballs off? ’cause i have a similar problem…

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You know, the hilarious part is something you missed entirely.

The fact that the third and fourth images both quite efficiently prove that, even if it was a valid document, he’d still legally qualify as a natural-born American citizen. After all, they list his mother as being born in Wichita, Kansas, and unless she had renounced her American citizenship (which I’ve yet to hear ANYone claim she did), that automatically makes him the child of an American citizen and thus a natural-born American citizen.

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Mark Temporis said on August 4th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

rdfox, the latest birther opinion is that both parents need to be American for a child to be a citizen. Convieniently forgetting, of course, their own outrage a couple years back about ‘anchor babies’.

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So basically, two weeks from now, when I see the theories that he’s a Martian?

I blame you.

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Did McCain run off with the Uranium Pu-36?

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For the record, both of Andrew Jackson’s parents were immigrants, so the precedent has been set that neither parent needs to be a U.S. citizen.

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solid snake said on August 5th, 2009 at 7:59 am

To clarify about Andrew Jackson- he was born when America was a British colony and grandfather in with all other Americans who were born before America was indepent. Read Article Two of the American Consitution. History rocks!

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The precedent for foreign father is actually Chester A. Arthur: his father was still Irish at the time of his birth and didn’t get US citizenship until ten years later. There was even someone complaining Arthur was secretly born in Ireland! Arthur had his own problem with citizenship issues, with critics claiming he was born in Canada (his family’s Vermont farm was right on the border).

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candlejack said on August 5th, 2009 at 12:36 pm

DistantFred, it’s not just you!

(The mayor of my town is also named Orly. And when I read that, the only think I could think was…oh really?)

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candlejack said on August 5th, 2009 at 12:39 pm

*the only thing I could think*, even.

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The fact that the third and fourth images both quite efficiently prove that, even if it was a valid document, he’d still legally qualify as a natural-born American citizen. After all, they list his mother as being born in Wichita, Kansas, and unless she had renounced her American citizenship (which I’ve yet to hear ANYone claim she did), that automatically makes him the child of an American citizen and thus a natural-born American citizen.

That’s not actually true. Under then-current citizenship law, Ms. Dunham was too young to automatically transmit citizenship. If the moonbats were right and he was born in Kenya, he wouldn’t be eligible to be president.

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Consumer Unit 5012 said on August 9th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

“Speaking of which, remember back in late ‘07 and early ‘08, when everyone thought Hillary was going to win the nomination and the GOoPers couldn’t come out of the woodwork fast enough showing their support for Obama?”

No, I remember the GOP doing their best to support Hillary, on the ground that her nomination would mobilize everyone “right” of Michael Moore to vote against her.

See also: PUMAs.

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“If the moonbats were right and he was born in Kenya, he wouldn’t be eligible to be president.”

Technically that’s wingnut (right) not moonbat (left).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonbat
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wingnut_%28politics%29

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Wow congratulations. You’ve finally caught up to what every Conservative website or blogger that more then 2 people have heard of determined last year when this came up during the primary when Clinton’s people floated it. This is just a excuse to paint conservatives and Republicans and crazy conspiracy nuts.

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