Floods, droughts, heatwaves, rising sea levels. Massive debts and deficits. Multiple wars. Peak oil. But what’s really important is providing yet more evidence that the president was born on U.S. soil. So the White House flies a staffer 9,600 miles (15,450 km) from Washington, D.C., to Hawaii and back to collect the certificate of live birth.

Un frakking believable.

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Of course, the emissions generated by the staffer’s share of the flight is hardly among the most objectionable consequences of the insanity that is the birther movement. But I just thought I’d point it out.

Comments

  1. #1 Drivebyposter
    April 27, 2011

    Just add all of the electricity wasted by morons on the internet and tv spouted birther crap. I bet the carbon footprint for this bullshit is rather large.

  2. #2 jrkrideau
    April 27, 2011

    Obviously, another fraud just like the short form! Sheesh!

  3. #3 JM
    April 27, 2011

    Of course the predictable goal-post shifting (“but, where are his college records??”) and claims of fakery have already started…

  4. #4 GrayGaffer
    April 27, 2011

    Not to mention the place of his birth was not at issue at the time. The ony requirement for citizenship for a baby at that time was that one of its parents was a citizen. His mother’s citizenship has never been questioned by the birfers AFAIK.

  5. #5 Knightly
    April 28, 2011

    Look, I’m as much in favor of preserving the planet as the next guy, I believe in climate change and I’ve cut back on my driving, but seriously? The White House sends people all over the world for far stupider reasons than this, every single day. Are you really so upset over this one trip that you needed to post about it?

    This kind of reminds me of your “trillionth ton” counter. Giving me 33 years till climate change is even “likely” is actually kind of a relief. I thought it was more dire than that.

    You’ve got a good head on your shoulders, you can write well, and your last name is one of the coolest I’ve ever read. Why waste your time on something this small?

    I seem to have made my point. — jh

  6. This kind of reminds me of your “trillionth ton” counter. Giving me 33 years till climate change is even “likely” is actually kind of a relief. I thought it was more dire than that.

  7. #7 brezilya nakıs
    May 22, 2011

    Look, I’m as much in favor of preserving the planet as the next guy, I believe in climate change and I’ve cut back on my driving, but seriously? The White House sends people all over the world for far stupider reasons than this, every single day. Are you really so upset over this one trip that you needed to post about it?
    good brezilya nakıs

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