Malkin on Nirth Certifikit Kooks - Plus: Hate Mail of the Day
Michelle Malkin on the birth certificate Troofer crowd (who are still just as obsessed and crazy as ever): Kooky Politics.
A dangerously large segment of the birth-certificate hunters have lurched into rabid Truther territory. The most prominent crusader against Obama’s American citizenship claim, lawyer Philip Berg (who, not coincidentally, is also a prominent 9/11 Truther) disputes that Obama was born in Hawaii and claims that Obama’s paternal grandmother told him she saw Obama born in Kenya.
Berg and his supporters further assert that the “Certification of Live Birth” produced by Obama was altered or forged. They claim that the contemporaneous announcement in a Hawaii newspaper of Obama’s birth is insufficient evidence that he was born there. (Did a fortuneteller place it in the paper knowing he would run for president?) And they accuse anyone who disagrees with them of being part and parcel of the grand plan to install Emperor Obama and usurp the rule of law.
I believe Trig was born to Sarah Palin. I believe Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. I believe fire can melt steel and that bin Laden’s jihadi crew — not Bush and Cheney — perpetrated mass murder on 9/11. What kind of kooky conspiracist does that make me?
I get several hate emails a week because of my stance against promoting this ludicrous kookery. This morning’s hate mail came from a reader in Canada who used the contact form to send this:
Getting kinda hard to keep ignoring this story, isn’t Charles. Schmuck. Guess you were too busy bashing creationists from you ivory tower…
And speaking of kooks, I also have several hate mails from creationists, telling me that I’m doomed to burn in the lake of fire for all eternity, creationists are the only people who can save us from the Nazis, and I’m on an obsessed jihad against them.
(Just for the record, in the last 60 days, there have been 18 posts—out of more than 600—related to creationism or evolution. Some of them don’t even mention creationism; they’re just articles about scientific advances in the field of evolutionary research. If this is a “jihad,” it’s a pretty lackadaisical one.)