Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Are You A Citizen?

Is anyone?

I have stayed away from the entire Obama birth certificate crisis, because, well, the entire thing is just re-damn-diculous and others were handling it so very well. Then a co-worker came in earlier while I was watching an MSNBC clip with ol' crazy herself, Orly Taitz, and proceded to tell me that a "Certification of Live Birth" is not the same as a "Birth Certificate." Of course I realize that he is a little nutsy, because what if he is correct? What if a "Certificate of Live Birth" is not proof that you are an American citizen? What if you MUST have a "Birth Certificate?" Because, if so, people, I am screwed.

As is my son. As is my mother. As is my bff's son. As is every other person born in the state of Florida. Because Florida issues only a "Certificate of Live Birth."

Also I realized that with all of the BS about the current President, I had never considered where the first 43 Presidents were born.

John McCain's birth certificate is available on the web. Or a fax of it, because if that is your scanner with that problem, you need a new scanner. A couple of sites are making a big deal of the fact that he, apparently, was born downtown in Panama, not on the Naval installation. It doesn't matter people. Did he have the option of a Panamanian citizienship? Probably. But, even if he had had dual citizenship at birth, he had to give up any other to attend the Navy Academy and be in the Navy. 'nuff said.

But I can't find anything when searching for a birth certificate (or a certificate of live birth) for George Bush (which should cover 41 & 43), Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan.

Maybe they weren't natural born citizens?

Or maybe they weren't black.


skyewriter said...

Excellent points, all. And damn scary, too. Craziness!

D said...

Did you see the interview on MSNBC with the crazy Russian "birther" lady? Oh my God, I could not stop laughing!!!

Mauigirl said...

I can't believe these "Birthers." Good point in your post - the black thing surely has something to do with this conspiracy of dunces.

LeftLeaningLady said...

Thank you, skyewriter.

Yes, D, that bitch is a total nutjob. And is she an American? I don't think so.

Mauigirl, there is no way this isn't about race.

JollyRoger said...

The afterbirthers would have a field day with me. No politiccal career for Jolly Roger...

two crows said...

"Or maybe they weren't black."
ding! ding! ding! ding! ding! ding! ding! ding!

you win the prize!

LeftLeaningLady said...

JR, I am not selfless enough to do a good job in politics, nor am I selfish enough to run. Plus I am poor.

tc, yes, I am pretty sure I did. But there is not a birther in the land who will admit their racism.

LeftLeaningLady said...

JR, you may not be a citizen. My mom will be deported right next to you. She didn't even have a birth certificate all through school. She finally got one about 15 years ago when my ex was stationed in the UK and she needed a passport to come visit us. :-)

JollyRoger said...

Yeah, I figure since both of my parents were either members or relatives of the Eastern Nation, my deportation will be to Mexico, where folks of my ethnic background are in abundance. I should really sharpen my Spanish.

two crows said...

come to think of it, my father didn't have a birth certificate till he was about 60 years old.

dad with no certificate + left handed ... that tears it, I'm illegal!

barricading my house -- the DHS is battering on my door

LeftLeaningLady said...

You guys are cracking me up. Call me before your deportation hearings and I will happily testify that you are as American as they come.

And most likely be deported right next to you.

I took 2 semesters of Spanish. I can find the bathroom and read most meats on a menu.