AI: Crazy-Haired Blowhards and Birthers
Donald Trump may well be the most entertaining crazy-haired blowhard since Don King.
Trump is taking credit for forcing President Obama to make with the birth certificate that proves he was born in Hawaii; the birth certificate that so many conspiracy theorists believed didn’t exist.
That Trump’s a “birther” and is threatening to run for president of the U.S. isn’t what is entertaining about him. In fact, that little tidbit is pretty damn scary, though we here in the States have proven time and again that we have no problem electing ignorant, egotistical morons, no matter how scary they are. What’s entertaining is his seemingly monumental lack of self awareness, which is both a curiosity and a point of exasperation.
But the really entertaining bit in this latest birther story is that some people are still hanging on to the conspiracy theory. despite the release of Obama’s official birth certificate. And I thought we could use today’sInquisition to discuss and/or make fun of them.
For you readers not living in the U.S., please join in the discussion, and feel free to offer you opinions, or rail against some other conspiracy theorists, or anything that strikes your fancy. All are welcome.
So what is the deal with the “Birthers”? Could you locate your birth certificate if presssed? Are you a birther? Know any birthers? Do you find this topic more alarming than other myths/conspiracy theories/bukum, because so many elected officials seem to buy into it? What about Donald Trump? Is he going to run for president? Is it a publicity stunt? Who is the most entertaining crazy-haired blowhard that you know?
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.