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“Birthers” Don’t Seem So Crazy Now

I don’t consider myself a “birther”. One of those who believe in their heart of hearts that the President, Barack Obama, is not an American citizen. It seems reasonable that by the act of being sworn in as the President of the United States of America that this kind of detail would have been checked. You know, before being sworn in. It is incomprehensible that this basic requirement for being President, being a native-born citizen, would be overlooked.

Recently Donald Trump joined the birthers in rattling the cages trying to get the Obama’s birth certificate released.  For most of us, it’s as simple as going to a web site, filling out a form, paying your money, and waiting for the piece of paper to show up in the mail. However, that didn’t happen for Obama’s birth certificate, until just recently.  There was a big hoopla, press conference, etc. about Obama finally releasing his birth certificate.  In my mind, never did think much about it, it must be settled for the stalwart “birthers” now.  Then I saw the videos embedded below.

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Holy shit!  That was the only thing that I could say when I saw this video.  If you didn’t view the video, here’s what you missed.  The birth certificate that was released by the White House, supposedly of our President, Barack Obama, is a complete forgery.  There’s no getting around it.  The person that did the first video also did three others to rebut the comments made on the first video. (You’ll find those further below.)  It’s not a real birth certificate.  Plain and simple.  The document was created from multiple sources.  It was not a scanned image.

The next question you have to ask is, if this was so easy to unmask as a forgery why was it released in a stat that made it so easy to uncover?  There are a couple reasons that I can come up with.  Incompetence.  The person that did the forgery had enough skill to make the fake certificate, but didn’t know enough to cover their tracks.  A staffer that could keep a secret, but wasn’t completely up to the task AND those looking at the fake certificate were not savvy enough to check his or her work in this area.  The only one other thing that comes to mind as to why they released this easily uncoverable forgery.  Arrogance.  President Obama and those behind him feel invulnerable.  “We can do whatever the fuck we want, but here’s something to keep you busy while we screw up your life even more.”

I tend to filter these types of things through Hanlon’s razor, “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.” so at this point I’m going to assume stupidity.

In either case I now, for the first time since 2008, have doubts as to the nationality of the man running our country.

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Senseless Banter #4 – Top 20 of the 80’s & Famous Dead

What were the Top 20 movies of the 80’s?  Russ and Andy discuss a list over at InThe80s.com.We also preempt the Academy Award retrospective on who died in 2010.  They discuss a list that includes actors that died recently from the website FamousDead.com.

Top 20 Movies of the 80’s
Famous Dead of 2010

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Senseless Banter #3 – Gulliver’s Travels

This time on Senseless Banter, Andy and Russ discuss the economy.  A couple of friends have found themselves, or will find themselves, jobless soon.  

Russ has been mainlining Friday Night Lights on Netflix.  Season one is down and season two is coming up.

Gulliver’s Travels is also a major topic.  We discuss the differences between the “original”  Gulliver’s Travels, the 1939 animation masterpiece from Max Fleischer, and the piece of crap starring Jack Black.

Be sure to check out the videos below.  The Pineapple Man video starring Brad Chowen and the complete 1939 Gulliver’s Travels.

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Senseless Banter #2 – Walking Dead Redux

Here on the second episode of Senseless Banter, Andy Wenger and Russ Turley discuss these super interesting topics:

  • Season finale of the Walking Dead.  Test your knowledge of the finale with a quiz off of the AMC website.  Our score: 80%
  • Congratulations to Julian Morales and Joy Buss!
  • We discuss Daddy Sings, our new music project.
  • True Grit, John Wayne, Mr. Blahg &  Erik Feten.

It’s a winner I if I do say so myself.


Senseless Banter #1 – It Was A Wonderful Thanksgiving

The inaugural show of Senseless Banter is in the can. Andy Wenger and I started where we left off during NaPodPoMo. Today we talked about our Thanksgivings as well as a bunch of other senseless banter.

Today’s show was sponsored by Roku. If you’re looking for the easiest and best way to watch streaming Netflix or Amazon Video on Demand on your television, stop your search. Roku is it!

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Senseless Banter #2 – Walking Dead Redux

Here on the second episode of Senseless Banter, Andy Wenger and Russ Turley discuss these super interesting topics:

  • Season finale of the Walking Dead.  Test your knowledge of the finale with a quiz off of the AMC website.  Our score: 80%
  • Congratulations to Julian Morales and Joy Buss!
  • We discuss Daddy Sings, our new music project.
  • True Grit, John Wayne, Mr. Blahg &  Erik Feten.

It’s a winner I if I do say so myself.


Talking Santa Wishes You A Merry Christmas

One of the big hits on the iPhone are the “Talking Blank” apps. There’s Talking Carl (it’s a monster), Talking Tom (he’s a cat) and the latest one for the Christmas season, Talking Santa. You can feed Santa cookies and milk, have him take a present out of his bag or bowl him over with a giant snowball. But, the best part of the talking lines of apps is that the repeat what you say. In the case of Talking Santa, his voice is very low, so whatever you say it gets transformed into Santa’s voice, more or less. I was wrong, THE best part is you can record a video with the above mentioned actions and share it with your friends on Facebook or on YouTube.