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Wednesday miscellany

And thank you for intelligent, tolerant, and often darned funny comments on Monday’s Rapture post. Occasionally I feel compelled (really compelled) to write something that wisdom says I really shouldn’t post here — something that’s too personal or that might egregiously offend. I post such pieces with trepidation, figuring I’m bound to get barbecued in the comments. Then the responses always turn out to be among the best.


  1. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal April 27, 2011 8:06 am

    That anyone would imagine that the head of the government couldn’t get any government documentation he wanted made to order just astounds me. Who cares if Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or Neptune? I don’t consent.

  2. MS Jordan
    MS Jordan April 27, 2011 8:55 am

    While the “Rapture Post” is not my cup of tea, one of the reasons I hang around here is to stretch the thing sitting on top of my shoulders.

    And the one’s that are bitching – “life’s a bitch and then you die”

  3. Scott
    Scott April 27, 2011 9:16 am

    How many really smart criminals do you see? Very few Moriarties, lots of Bubbas. Hey! My cell phone has that Lantern feature-I gotta check into that. The phone itself came without any instructions, just a quick setup card.
    Cops,and electronics they do and don’t like. Back in the ’80s it was radar detectors. Some states have outlawed them, but to me, they’re just an odd radio receiver for the microwave region of the RF spectrum..

  4. Teresa Sue
    Teresa Sue April 27, 2011 9:43 am

    Claire we all have to bare our souls once in a while, it’s good for….well….the soul 😉

    The thing that annoys me about the birth certificate issue is the fact so many people seem oblivious that in order to legally be president of these United States you HAVE to have been born in these United States. If you were a citizen why, WHY, would you just not pony up the document. Why wait this long? Politians are so damned annoying.

    As for the “royal” family…why would I want to celebrate a family that raped and pillaged their way through my ancestors’ homeland (Scotland)? My family has been on the north american continent since the late 1600’s and I still resent the english, then there’s always the fact that my 5th great grandfather fought the british in our revolution. Boycott the wedding.

  5. Claire
    Claire April 27, 2011 11:05 am

    Samuel Adams — Er … TracFone users?

    Teresa Sue and Kent — Yep. With native birth being a constitutional requirement for every pres, you’d think providing proof (and time for independent “authorities” to verify its authenticity) would simply be a matter of course. I don’t doubt that Obama could fake a birth certificate (or for that matter, evidence of an alien landing or the whereabouts of Judge Crater) if he wanted to. Indeed it’s a funny question why he recklessly fed suspicions all this time by not producing something. And now we can go on wondering why he’s allegedly spending millions to keep virtually every trace of his life, from school records to current medical status, under wraps.

    Teresa Sue and MS Jordan — Thank you for the encouragement. I’m glad to know you’re still with me, even on days I go off on tangents.

    Scott — You’re right about the Moriarties. We either don’t see them because they’re so well hidden or we don’t recognize them because they’re working in (or with) Washington, D.C.

  6. Claire
    Claire April 27, 2011 11:18 am

    Oh yeah, Teresa Sue — Those “royals” did a pretty good job on my ancestral homeland of Ireland, too. But then, so did Cromwell, who wore no crown. In fact, the several genocides they perpetrated (or attempted to perpetrate) on the Irish were so awful it’s a wonder to me how the British ever attained even the illusion that they were “civilized.” My American ancestors (of German heritage) also fought (or at least did some good, Christian passive resistance) during the Revolution.

    Can’t hold it against the British in general, though. They did give us Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkein, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. 🙂

    And … okay, I admit I’ve always been quite fond of poor Charles. Bat-eared New Age moron or no, he’s always struck me as a perfectly decent sort with a lovely dry wit. I think that finally ending up with the woman he really loved is far more romantic than the original faux love story with Diana. Still … sensible people would howl with laughter at any notion that Charles — or William or Elizabeth — is fit to rule over anybody. Whotta billion-pound scam those Windsor-Hanover-Saxe-Cobergians have perpetrated all these years. And the Tudors, Stuarts, etc., etc. before them.

  7. Pat
    Pat April 27, 2011 11:40 am

    And the same can be said for all presidents (except possibly Coolidge – I wouldn’t have minded being a “citizen” under his Presidency). What is the magnet that makes people bow and scrape before any of these men who aren’t fit to rule over us?

  8. Matt
    Matt April 27, 2011 11:45 am

    Then only thing worse than english “royalty” that is only useful for tabloid fodder, is made up “royalty” such as the Saudi’s and other various potentates. I truly do not care for the english and wish to never see another of their telivised marriages, lifestories, divorces and death. Even though we won the Revolution and then the War of 1812, it seems we’ve spent the better part of the last century and all of this one cleaning up after the messes they made of former colonies.

  9. Teresa Sue
    Teresa Sue April 27, 2011 2:05 pm

    “…how the British ever attained even the illusion that they were “civilized.”…”

    I have often thought the same thing Claire!

  10. winston
    winston April 27, 2011 5:44 pm

    People have been asking to see it for years now…but it doesn’t come out until Donald Trump says something about it?

    An embarassment on so many levels…

  11. Mary Lou
    Mary Lou April 27, 2011 7:28 pm

    I’ve been following the saga of Patrick (the miracle dog) (mostly on Facebook) from the beginning … and the MOST disgusting thing to me is, the evil subhuman b***ch who starved him and threw him in the garbage … ‘could face up to 18 months in prison, a $3,000 fine and community service if convicted on all charges.” Because animal cruelty-neglect is a misdemeanor in NJ (as in many states). not a felony. The jails are full of people convicted of victimless crimes, yet those who maim, torture and neglect animals get a slap on the wrist, if that. Something is seriously out of whack here.

  12. Ellendra
    Ellendra April 27, 2011 8:43 pm

    Dang, that certificate looks crisp . . . .

  13. Kent McManigal
    Kent McManigal April 27, 2011 10:09 pm

    My mom discovered on that we are descended from one of Henry VIII’s bastard offspring. I’m glad it makes no difference in my life.

  14. naturegirl
    naturegirl April 27, 2011 11:36 pm

    I wonder how long it takes/took for someone born a few minutes before or after (same hosp, same island) Obama to get their birth certificate, anytime in the past couple of years???????

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