Lost In Cyberspace?

Dear Fruitcake Lady: Like all my friends in cyberspace, I want to be perceived as an intellectual giant who knows everything about politics, human behavior, rocket science and how the working of honeybees is related to the teachings of Karl Marx. However, I don’t want to follow the path of many of my fellow bloggers and post a bunch of unsubstantiated rumors that are forwarded to me by other friends who are too lazy to check the facts and click “send” of information that their friends who are too lazy to check the facts click “send.” I blog on the site called www.ontheborderline.net and I would like to bump noggins in the intellectual stratosphere of intellectual giants that roam that blog. I certainly would not want to be thought of as a simpleton or knee-jerk puppet who posts hearsay because I can’t string together lengthy paragraphs that invoke the objectivist philosophy of Ayn Rand and accuse others that disagree with me of being communists or RINOs.

That said, a friend e-mailed me this and I think it needs to be checked out but it raises some very interesting questions… I picked this up via an email today, not sure of the ultimate origin nor have I completely checked for citation the references to the constitutional requirements and law. Here’s it is:

Barack Obama is not legally a U.S. natural-born citizen according to the law on the books at the time of his birth, which falls between “December 24, 1952 to November 13, 1986″

1. Presidential office requires a natural-born citizen.
2. The child must be born to two U.S. citizen parents - OR -
3. If only one parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of your birth, that parent must have resided in the United States for at least ten (10) years, at least five (5) of which had to be after the age of 16.”
4. Barack Obama’s father was not a U.S. citizen
Conclusion: Based upon the asserted fact that Obama’s mother was only 18 when Obama was born, she thus failed the “at least “5 years prior to but “after” age 16 portion of the test, ergo he fails the test.

Do you think I should post this?

Signed Donttreadonme

Dear Don’t: The fact that you can actually post something on an internet blog attests to the fact that you can actually take the time to Goggle the Internet to see if what you have been e-mailed has had its credibility challenged. Always remember that there are at least 35 million of frustrated high schools drops like yourself sitting in basements across American trying to prove they are political wonks with the divinely-inspirec ability to provide original insights into the contemporary debates of local, state, national and global politics. Of course, most of you Tom Paine wanabees type with one finger, buy 12-packs of beer for less than $5, smoke cigars that cost more than $5 and hope your wives will someday let you try out the free sample of Viagra they got from your doctor at your last physical. If you publish this information ontheborderline, you will raise the above mentioned number to 35 million + one.

I suggest you consult the website www,snopes.com, if you are concerned about Mr. Obama’s qualifications to be President of the United States. A check into Snopes will quickly show you that this is false information and will save you from looking like some idiot with duct tape over his lips standing outside the annual school board meeting. Here's the link to Snopes.

Signed The Fruitcake Lady

No comments: