Big shout out to the folks who wished me safe travels.
Anywhoo, now that I am back on A-merry-can soil, I feel like I stepped into a time machine. Didn't we do this whole birther thing before? Can you say "Groundhog Day" boys and girls:
"Gov. Rick Perry isn't convinced President Obama was born in the U.S., but says he doesn't care.
After raising the question of Obama's birthplace over the weekend, the presidential hopeful told CNBC on Monday that he's not too concerned about the issue.
"I'm really not worried about the president's birth certificate," he told John Harwood. "It's fun to poke at him a little bit, and say, 'How about, let's see your grades and your birth certificate.'"
In an interview in Sunday's Parade magazine, Perry ressurected the "birther issue," a belief among some right-wing conservatives that Obama was not born in the states and, therefore, illegally holds the office of the president.
"Well, I don't have a definitive answer, because he's never seen my birth certificate," the Texas governor said.
Perry added that he'd had dinner with Donald Trump, and the topic of Obama's birth certificate did come up.
"[Trump] doesn't think it's real," he said.
Perry stressed, however, that he didn't necessarily agree.
"I don't have any idea. It doesn't matter. He's the president of the United States. He's elected. It's a distractive issue," the governor said." [Source]
Oh yes, let's get the "graders" on board as well. Poor Rick. Today he unveiled his [flat]tax plan, (if any of you figure out what the hell it stands for and how he plans to carry it out please holla at your boy) and we are all still scratching our heads.
Meanwhile, some thing's have not changed here in A-merry-ca. Mr. 9-9-9 is still leading -or close to the top- the pack among the republican field of candidates.
I guess Rick is trying to keep up with the Cains. If you can't beat em join em.
If you are a republican operative you must be praying for this Cain madness to end. But, sadly for them, Herman is the personification of the republican party as it stands today. A party of soundbites with no substance. A party so shallow,lacking critical thinkers, and full of misanthropes, that its leading candidate for president is proud of the fact that he doesn't know the name of the president of another country in the world. (BTW Herman, Uzbekistan is not some "small insignificant state". ) He also wants to put an electrical fence on the US Mexican border, but that hardly got a peep from his friends on the right. In fact, I suspect that many of them would do the exact same thing.
His campaign released an Internet ad.today that was so comical and goofy, that there are folks out there who honestly believe that it's a hoax.
But it's not. Like Herman, it's very real. And what's comical and goofy to the rest of us might be just what the doctor ordered for my right wing friends.
Finally, I have to salute the students of Ohio University for trying to check the Big R:
"Halloween is right around the corner and as costumes fly off the shelves, an Ohio University student group is taking a stand against outfits that promote cultural prejudices.
Students Teaching Against Racism (STARS) started a campaign called "We're a Culture not a Costume" to generate a discussion about Halloween costumes that parody people of color. The group contends that these cultural caricatures help to reinforce stereotypes that are not cool and funny.
Slideshow: Boo! What not to wear this Halloween
By releasing the posters, the group says they want to:
"Educate and facilitate discussion about racism and to promote racial harmony and to create a safe, non-threatening environment to allow participants to feel comfortable to express their feelings."STARS have garnered over 8,000 plus views on their president's tumblr blog where the posters were first released. However, the comment section has since been disabled due to inappropriate and hateful comments from some visitors." [Source]
So now I see where some of you folks who comment anonymously were while I was away.