Observations on living in the Epoch of the Trump presidency.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Sheriff Arpaio still Obsessing over Obama's Birth Certificate
Crazy and stupid go hand in hand when a county Sheriff, during the last month of President Obama's term, is still fanning the flames of conspiracy theories about the President's birth certificate. Even Donald Trump, once an assertive birther, has eaten his words. But in Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio and several associates have been working for years on an unofficial "investigation." They are very clear that they are NOT making any claim about the President's place of birth. They're also NOT making any claim about the original birth certificate, which is safely locked away in Hawaii. What they ARE saying is that the electronic copy of the birth certificate that is commonly exchanged on the internet is a forgery.
This might have been more interesting if they had announced their results far earlier in the Obama administration, or if the whole presentation didn't sound more like an episode of "Ancient Aliens" or "Finding Bigfoot" than a scientific analysis.
The hour-long news conference can be seen on Youtube, and a few news sources, like The Hill, have taken notice.
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