I would offer that advice - move on with your lives - to our friends the Birthers. When I first heard this term I had no idea what it meant. I'm thinking something related to birth control or Planned Parenthood or maybe people in favor of birth versus egg hatching. Who knew? Anyway, so it turns out these folks' main focus currently is that they don't believe Obama was "birthed" here in the United States and is therefore ineligible to be president. The fact that Hawaii says he was and issued a birth certificate when Obama was born is not swaying them.
In Arizona, the governor, Jan Brewer, just vetoed a bill that would allow Arizona's secretary of state to determine who is and is not eligible to be put on the ballot to run for president based on whether or not the acceptable documentation was provided. The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Carl Seel, says that it is unlikely Obama's birth certificate would have been sufficient proof for them. They would have insisted on baptismal, circumcision (yup) or hospital records. Seel says he's not taking a swipe at the president, he just wants to ensure election integrity in the future.
This is totally what we need, each state deciding whose birth certificate they are accepting as legitimate. We really need bills and laws for this stuff? Nobody ever seemed all that worked up about birth certificates before Obama showed up. Why do you suppose that is?
But here's the thing Birthers, as you may or may not know, Obama is already the president. Whoever is in charge of this stuff, took his birth certificate, let him run, and now he's the president. For awhile now. And, if he is the president now, it's not too likely there would be a whole lot of standing to keep him from running again. I'm just saying, you guys might want to find something else to do with your time because this seems like a pretty big loser cause-wise.
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real mother and was issued his English birth certificate.
Another mind-boggling example of not giving up the ghost was the choice to make Bristol Palin the Candie's Foundation Abstinence Ambassador. Really?! Really?! Sure, Bristol has been telling people that abstinence is the only 100% fool-proof way of not getting pregnant, but doesn't the fact that she got pregnant in high school kind of hurt her credibility? She's not really buying what she's selling.
If you are starting an Anti-Abstinence movement, then Bristol is your girl. She's perfect for that. "Hey Girls, want to become a celebrity and make a lot of money and still be able to go back to school and pursue your career if you want?" What chucklehead thinks Bristol is the girl to promote abstinence? How does that person keep their job? Bristol already broke your rules, got pregnant, and didn't suffer the consequences that most teens would in this situation. You should be throwing darts at her picture, not paying her. Just an FYI - Jamie Spears is not a good choice either.
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have a baby! It's an inexpensive, do-at-home project.
Speaking of Palins and ships (in this case a sinking one) - if you have to pick - Donald Trump or Sarah Palin for president? Discuss. No wait, don't discuss. I think we are going to have a whole pros and cons list tomorrow about this. Won't that be so fun?