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For the past year and a half, many of us heard about the rumor that (then) Senator Obama was not a US citizen and, therefore, was not elegible to become President of the US, as per the constitution’s requirement that a candidate be a “natural born citizen” (so, no President Schwarzenegger, sorry).

Proof of his nationality in the form of an original birth certificate from the State of Hawaii was provided. Election day came and history was made.

Applause. Get ready for a new day. Move on.

But wait, not so fast there, buddy! Fat lady hasn’t sung yet.

Apparently there are people out there willing to indulge the fantasies of morons who contend that a birth certificate is not enough proof of citizenship by birth.

Seriously, people, what the fucking hell? Hello? Anyone in there?

Repeat after me: Birth. Certificate. From. The. State. Of. Hawaii.

How more “natural born” can you be than that, I wonder?

Driving Equality and turning the tables on the hateful: a Phelps-A-Thon

Many of you, I’m sure, remember Fred batshitfullofhatred Phelps of the so-called baptist church of Westboro (you can also see their impact on Karen here)

Well, it seems the asshat is sending a delegation of his family to protest at a performance of The Laramie Project in Boston on December 12th. Not that it’s a surprise, since this piece of vomit sends family members to protest everything from funerals to the rightful election of a mayor in Oregon.

Anyway, here’s the part that fills me with glee: Chris Mason, a gay rights activist from Boston, is turning tables on the hateful by using their presence to drive a fund raising for his Driving Equality project next summer. (more…)