Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tulsa Today Still Flogging Anti-Obama Rumors and Nonsense

AltTulsa loves a good conspiracy theory as much as the next fellow. But we love truth and the facts even more.

That's why we don't print rumor and unsubstantiated baloney on this site, including the speculation and nonsense of one Joan Swirsky, a New York-based "journalist" (using the term loosely) who insists that wishing and hoping that some things are true is the same as actually verifying the facts. Well, no.

Nevertheless, Tulsa Today this week published Swirsky and her continuing specualtion that Obama (1) isn't really a citizen and (2) is intimately involved in the "pay for play" scandal involving Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Swirsky seems undeterred by the fact that the Obama birth certificate stories are false and that this claim keep failing in the courts (as well as the court of public opnion). She seems equally undeterred as well by the fact that federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald made very clear the fact that Obama is not a target of his Blagojevich investigation or the fact that Blago is heard on wiretap complaing about Obama and his staff's unhelpfulness.

But, hey, when facts don't matter, you can say or write almost anything, as Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity prove every day. Here, then, without further ado, is a recent raving by Ms. Swirsky:
Of course, it’s Obama himself, the man who recently dodged a bullet of his own when, last week, the Supreme Court passed on a petition to declare him ineligible for the presidency by virtue of his having failed to produce an authentic, verifiable birth certificate that attests to the fact that he meets one of only three criteria of the U.S. Constitution for the job, namely that he be a natural-born citizen of the United States. Note: Another suit is due to be heard by Justice Scalia on 12.12.08, and several other suits are pending.

What, if any, is the connection between Obama, the convicted felon Rezko, and the soon-to-be-convicted Blagojevich?
Ah yes, if Obama is from Illinois, just like Blago and Tony Rezko, it naturally follows that they are all guilty of some crime or another, since they all know each other, all live in Chicago and all think exactly alike.

Of course they do. Because that's how conspiracy theorists see the world. Back in the land of actual facts, Tulsa Today should know better.


Tulsan said...

"Tulsa Today should know better."

All they care about are the hits. They are just that craven.

Ted said...


Since the Supreme Court has now prevented itself from acknowledging the question of whether Barack H. Obama is or is not an Article II “natural born citizen” based on the Kenyan/British citizenship of Barack Obama’s father at the time of his birth (irrespective of whether Barack Obama is deemed a “citizen” born in Hawaii or otherwise) as a prerequisite to qualifying to serve as President of the United States under the Constitution — the Court having done so three times and counting, first before the Nov 4 general election and twice before the Dec 15 vote of the College of Electors — it would seem appropriate, if not necessary, for all Executive Branch departments and agencies to secure advance formal advice from the United States Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel as to how to respond to expected inquiries from federal employees who are pledged to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States” as to whether they are governed by laws, regulations, orders and directives issued under Mr. Obama during such periods that said employees, by the weight of existing legal authority and prior to a decision by the Supreme Court, believe in good faith that Mr. Obama is not an Article II “natural born citizen”.

Tulsan said...

Don't wingnuts believe in paragraphing?

Oh, I get it: it's all one huge, indigestible, nonsensical sentence!

Tulsan said...

Sorry, "craven" was a poor choice of words. Should have been "shameless."

Bryan Lower said...

I hate conspiracy theories.

I hate they way they make statements in the form of questions.

I hate the way they cherry pick facts and ignore contrary evidence.

I hate the way they think they are intelligent because they believe something that most people think is dumb.

If I presented such arguments, I would be embarrassed for myself.

There is not much that really make me angry, but conspiracy theorists of any kind really get my blood a-boilin'.