Back in the day, many conservatives believed Barack Obama may not be qualified to be President because he was actually born in Kenya. These conservatives were called Birthers, and they did and still do believe a conspiracy exists concealing this disqualification. However, most conservatives never bought the idea. At the time no one knew where this rumor stemmed from, and most on the left decided it must stem from the fact that Obama was black. Or … you know. Half black. But black nonetheless apparently. But it wasn’t a new idea; several people over the years had mentioned that they thought Barack was indeed born in Kenya. Now we know that the origin of Barack Obama being born in Kenya is Barack Obama himself, having had a literary agent write it in promotional material back in 1991. Obviously this stuff stuck in people’s heads, they believed it, and as the memory of it surfaced and the junior senator became President, his own lie became the seed of a conspiracy theory for the far right that would eventually be the blow that would remove Donald Trump as a candidate for President when Barack Obama finally released his Hawaiian birth certificate. I recite this interesting material because a similar but much more far-reaching scenario has now played out in favor of Mitt Romney.
Archive for September, 2012
I made this graphic up to demonstrate something I’ve noticed from people who have been criticizing Mitt Romney both on Twitter and in the media. I think it makes my point on how relatively tame Mitt Romney’s sins seem to be, especially in comparison to the guy we already have in office.
I’ve already written about how the government under this current administration feels that the protests and attacks on the United States embassies in the Middle-East right now have nothing to do with American policy. What’s curious is that United States Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice is now parroting the administration’s message. As she explains in the video below, the Middle-East hates us because of this video, and this video alone.
A handful of weeks ago, I came back from a vacation in Las Vegas thirsty the entire flight home. I proceeded to purchase and drink massive amounts of thirst quenching drinks like Gatorade, but it never really seemed to get better. At the time I’d also started to prepare a diet full of foods that were gluten free. You see, while on vacation, my doctor’s office had called me to say that my test results were back, and it turns out I was allergic to wheat. The idea of switching to an entirely gluten free diet was kind of a daunting task for me. Life changing, I thought. Life changing was just getting started for me, as it turned out. A couple of days after getting home I became sicker, and sicker, and finally went to the emergency room where I was diagnosed as a diabetic with a blood sugar level of 544. Talk about a double whammy.
Faced with the prospects of a strict eating schedule, along with shots of insulin 4 times a day, all now being truncated by the threat of having wheat in any of these meals, was kind of a shock to me. It’s taken me several weeks to get use to the idea and the motions, but use to it I have become. I’m alive, so I can say, and my life remains for the most part unaffected. What I thought was a terrible disease seems par for the course now.
It also seems a lot less serious when you think of some of the other diseases out there. Sure, everyone’s aware of cancer. But what if you were to go to the doctor and discover that your connective muscle tissues were turning into bone, there was no cure, and the older you grew the more restricted your life would become as you became encased in a prison made of your own second skeleton?
It’s worth noting this image is not from anything to do with the Middle-East riots now (at least not that I know of), but I still liked it.
It’s no secret I am not a fan of new left wing sensation Sandra Fluke. I want to explain to you specifically why. It’s not because I’m a white Republican that wishes to control womens’ vaginas (I’m not). I’m fond of facts, so let me present them, so I can tell you why there is indeed a war on women despite her.