What is happening to our country?

April 12, 2011

Donald Trump for president. Yeah, right, and I will be queen of the world.

It is amazing that some people like Donald Trump who lack any real qualifications to fill the position of president think that just because they have money to toss about that they should seek the highest office.  Not only is Trump a pompous media-seeking jackass, but he also lacks the kind of intelligence, negotiations skills, and common sense needed to be an effective elected official.

Trump has joined the "birther movement" and as a new voice with the right wing radicals that claim that President Obama was not born in the United States, and therefore should not be president.  These delusional truth benders suggest that the president was really born in Kenya, Africa because he has an African father.

Regardless that his birth certificate indicates that he was born at Kapiolani Hosptial in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961; that the president and his relatives have denounced the lie that he wasn't born in Hawaii; or that there were birth announcements published in the Honolulu newspapers, these crazed propagandists still push the notion that President Obama is not a United States citizen.

Copy of President Obama's birth certificate. (Click to enlarge.)


I am adding these images of the birth certificate number, the back of the certificate and the seal because some commenters question the validity of the birth certificate.

It is ridiculous to continue to disrespect the president with this asinine conspiracy theory.  There are so many serious problems facing our nation that need attention that you have to wonder why so many people harp on this garbage.

Trump is an embarrassment:


Seriously, what has happened to our county? It is extremely scary that so many Americans:

Would even consider voting for Donald Trump as President;

Embrace the birthers' movement ludicrous idea that President Obama was not born in Hawaii as he was;

Think of the National Endowment of the Arts, Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio as anything but relevant, educational, and valuable;

Support the idea that the wealthy individuals, the top 1 percent of Americans, and large corporations should be given huge tax breaks to the detriment of the majority of Americans and the economy;

Defend the Republican proposal to defund the Corporation for National and Community Service resulting in the end of programs like Americorps and Learn and Serve where millions of volunteers provide valuable service in communities across the nation;

Push legislation that would slash public sector union benefits to punish workers;

Agree with the idea to bail out banks and Wall Street and let the people that these greedy institutions ripped off continue to suffer;

Spread lies about immigrants, while failing to recognize their value and contributions;

Listen to the lies puked out by the self-serving Republican Koch brothers;

Live in fear of not having enough money to pay for food, a belief shared by 1 in 4 Americans;

Ignore the fact that the poverty rate is growing while household income continues to fall;

Accept the death of the middle class...


the scribe said...

Trump made his initial wad of cash when he flipped an apartment complex by selling it to a large trust with govt backed funds near the U. of Cincunnati. The original 100k came from his dad and he sold at about 800k, He moved to NY and joined an expensive club and started to woo and con investors. He is a bully and an ass.

Anonymous said...

Like the fall of the Roman Empire, the US is near it's demise:


Anonymous said...

Don't count Donal Trump out just yet Wendy. Ronald Regan, the actor became President. One of the greatest Presidents in the US. Obama is just another Jimmy Carter - weak.

Anonymous said...

The roots of our country's present problems come from the actor, Ronald Regan, the worst president ever...


Anonymous said...

Get ready for for the poltical tsunami as the the main tetonic plates called Republicans and Democrats create a wave that will...well...we will see.
The Repubs are going to get their spending cuts. And I mean the BIG spending cuts. All over the place. Popular, unpopular, wasteful, and virtually unknown cuts will happen. The Dems, not be outdone, will get their tax increases on the rich. Oh, yes, very popular with the common folk and repubs will have to budge on that. Both will gulp and significantly reform Medicaid, Medicare (repubs) and Defense (Dems). It will be ugly and finally it show that the Congress can actually do something. BOB may get re-elected (I hope not, but it's possible if this goes thru). Obamacare will be a footnote in history and BOB will say alot of "We've moved past that" and then four years later he can start getting 30K a speech.

Anonymous said...

“[§338-17.8] Certificates for children born out of State.
(a) Upon application of an adult or the legal parents of a minor child, the director of health shall issue a birth certificate for such adult or minor, provided that proof has been submitted to the director of health that the legal parents of such individual while living without the Territory or State of Hawaii had declared the Territory or State of Hawaii as their legal residence for at least one year immediately preceding the birth or adoption of such child.
(b) Proof of legal residency shall be submitted to the director of health in any manner that the director shall deem appropriate. The director of health may also adopt any rules pursuant to chapter 91 that he or she may deem necessary or proper to prevent fraudulent applications for birth certificates and to require any further information or proof of events necessary for completion of a birth certificate.
(c) The fee for each application for registration shall be established by rule adopted pursuant to chapter 91. [L 1982, c 182, §1]”

Obama has yet to produce an actual birth certificate.

Anonymous said...

Although I do not support Donald Trump, but Obama had no experience also.
All he has is on the job training, he did nothing in Chicago as a first term Senator and his cabinet appointments in the beginning were not very good. Even now some of them.
BTW I don't know where that birth Certificate came from. Maybe made up in the Phil.or another foreign country. Not too hard to make a cirtificate up.
That is not a Hawaii Birth Certificate.
Also no attending Physician and signature along with time other missing things.
Too bad someone blacked out the number as this could have told a lot also as to the legitimacy of the document by the certain numbers that make an in house filing code.

In the 60's race was define by the list differently and if the mix was more than three they person was described as 'cosmopolitan'.
They also did not list African. It would have been listed as Mother, Caucasian and Father,Black
As example; Phil/Japanese mother,
Chinese/Caucasian/Korean Father

I know this certificate has been floating around the internet for a while now and it also was stated by Hawaiian Officials as being fraudulent.
I personally do not care, but why is the release of certificate being protected by a few to keep any evidence of public view.
That is public records, Births and deaths.
Even Hawaii's Neil Abercromby doubts the birth place of Obama.
This most likely will be a one term President anyway.(but stranger things have happened, and he could be elected again)

Wendy said...

Anonymous 1:59 and 6:44

The reason I asked the question, "What is happening to our country?" is exemplified and amplified by your comments.

Do people continuity repeat lies with so much authority that they convince themselves that they are true; do they want to confuse issues; are they just totally ignorant? This practice is becoming more common place, not just in conversation, but in the media and political speeches. I am sick of it!

Yes, Obama has produced a birth certificate. Yes, he was born in Hawaii. Didn't your teachers teach you to fact check? PLEASE read THIS FACT CHECK and stop the politically motivated lies!

It's not your money! said...

Every person who questions whether Obama was born in the U.S.--the "birthers"--should be shown a copy of his birth certificate, and asked if he or she now believe the president was born in the U.S. If he continues to deny it, the certificate should be rolled up tight and shoved up the birther's ass.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it is a bit of a silly point as Obama's mother was a citizen (nobody really disputes that) and that would make him a citizen. If she had tried hard to deny Barak was her child then it could make the process a bit more complicated (the Vietnam children fathered by GI's). I am 100% against almost everything Obama does and think he is a terrible leader, but he is an American. Yes, he is and it makes people look silly when they even bring it up.

Anonymous said...

You know Wendy,I am a big supporter of you and many of your causes.
I do not agree on some of your opinions, but that is only my personal opinion as other people do not agree on some of my beliefs.

It seems that if anyone questions some of the people that you support (as Obama) you get very belligerent and try to justify their actions and you take everything on face value.

My point was about the supposed "authentic" birth certificate.
NOT about whether he (Obama) was a US Cit. I and most do not question that.(I am not what some called a 'Birther'(never heard that phrase before)
It is the "hiding" by his (Obama)people of a birth certificate and much secrecy that stirred this world wide questions about it.
If you had not published this document on your blog I and probably some others would not have commented on it.(I have never done so before this)

As for the site that you got that from, there are twice as many sites that contradict that document. So which are correct?
I had never looked, questioned nor queried about this until you posted this certificate and I saw from the start that it was not the same as the many ones from my family and others in Hawaii.

I have access to many Hawaii birth certificates from my past and present family members, many from that era (and before and after) and NONE are the same as the one you posted.
Even the numbers coding is different
None of the birth certificates are even close.

I really don't care one way or the other about Obama's place of birth.
I don't care one way or the other about Obama.
I do not like Obama nor the rest of the elected In the US. (same as the elected here in the NMI)

Another thing, in the past,many years ago I was having problem in the school with ID for my son as my son was born abroad.
I did not have a birth Certificate as it was destroyed in a Typhoon and resulting flood.We did not have internet then to try and replace it from a Foreign country or get certification from the passport issuing authority took too much time and exspense.

I went to Hotel street (Honolulu) and for $100 I had a Hawaii birth certificate made up with the appropriate info, paper and stamp.(Useing another Hawaii birth Cert. used as a sample for the form, numbering and and the stamp.
This sufficed him for ID all through school until he went into the National Guard.
They are now available on line from about $40 up along with any other Certificate that is needed such as Diploma's.
If you want school or College records they can be gotten along with Diploma's from about $350 depending on the school.

I am not going to spend anymore time to argue the pro and con points on this or any other certificate or thing about Obama.

You and other can believe what you want, which ever way is your belief.
Have a good day, Peace. Lets move on to another cause.

Wendy said...

Anonymous 12:28

Obama's birth certificate is authentic. Government officials in Hawaii verified it as authentic. The US State Department recognizes his birth certificate as genuine.

It is unethical (and probably illegal) to purchase and use a fake birth certificate. President Obama certainly did not purchase a fake birth certificate.

That this discussion has continued for 3 years is one of the reasons that I question, what has happened to our country. It makes me sick that people would promote this ridiculous and politically motivated rumor. The other websites you refer to are filled with political partisan rhetoric, silly theories and no facts.

People have been trying to "move on" as you say for years, but the "birthers' (a word that translate to Obama opponent) refuse to accept the truth.

Anonymous said...

That is 100% correct. Even if President Obama were born in Kenya, his mother is an American citizen and that makes him a “natural born citizen”. He was NOT naturalized.

I voted against him in 2008, but I agree that this whole issue is a silly waste of time.

As for “what is wrong with our country”, Donald Trump is America's version of Erap Estrada.