Dingbats 2: Return of the Birthers

New shocking birther “evidence“:

Obama’s “Kenyan birth certificate” actually belongs to David Jeffrey Bomford, born in South Australia in April 1959. The image was most likely obtained through a Google image search and then photoshopped. Mr. Bomford had this to say on the matter:

“That is ridiculous. Little old person in Adelaide, the President of the United States. I don’t know whether to laugh about it or not, be worried about it,” Bomford said. “It is interesting, someone from here being involved in a conspiracy — that is so funny …. It’s definitely a copy of my certificate. It’s so laughable it’s ridiculous.”

There is a very solid debunking of the technical issues of the forged certificate by Steve Eddy at Koyaan’s Weblog. Also, I again recommend the Snopes.com coverage of the isse. They have updated their info to cover the new kookiness.

Bill Maher had a great little rant about this the other night on “Real Time”, pointing out that no matter stupid and manical this “issue” is, people have to keep standing up to it and pointing out its absurdity or it could turn into another Whitewater. That’s the trick with the American public that every huckster has long caught onto: repeat something enough times and no matter how completely friggin’ inane it is, a lot of people are going to buy it.

“Little pink houses for you and me…”


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