We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"We [the West] are apologizing ourselves into impotence and irrelevancy over many of our greatest successes, while more confident - even ruthless - powers such as China are emerging brisk with determination to develop as fast and as far as they can."
Let's be very clear. While Hawaii state law does not allow the Department of Health to release a person's birth certificate without that person's permission, the director of the department is not prohibited from issuing a public statement that such a document exists in the department's records. The previous director issued such statements on two occasions and was not in violation of state law. Nothing in the law prevents the current director of the department from issuing, at the request of the present Governor and without permission from the President, yet another confirmation that the department holds the original copy of Obama's birth certificate. That the Governor is now unwilling to go even that far is bound to raise suspicions that no birth certificate actually exists. I was willing to accept the word of the previous director that she had seen Obama's birth certificate. However, because of this clumsy effort by Abercrombie to create the appearance of a close connection to the President where none exists, I am becoming more skeptical.
To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true (TOUGH WHEN YOU KEEP LOSING CASES), if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. The way our US Courts work is that you get a competent lawyer, verifiable facts and present them to a judge, if the facts are real and not half baked lies, then, and only then, you proceed to trial. The Birthers seem to be having a problem with their so called facts that they present to our US Courts. Let’s face it no one will go along with you until you guys win a case, but until then, you will continue to appear dumb, crazy or racist, or maybe all three.