Barack Obama

One Less Obama Rumor…

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Heard the one about Sen. Barack Obama not being eligible to serve as president because he failed to register for Selective Service? File it gone, says Pajamas Media:

Barack Obama fulfilled his Selective Service obligation and has every legal right to run for the presidency of the United States.

If opponents wish to see him defeated, they'll have to see it done in the political arena.

Details here.

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  1. Constitution has no selective service requirement.

  2. I’m sure he just used his status as a Muslim/citizen of Kenya to claim some kind of exemption.

    I’m hope techdude will get to the bottom of this.

  3. uh… I, not I’m

  4. Yeah, I don’t see how not registering for the draft would disqualify him: the qualifications are stated pretty clearly in the Constitution, and registration for the draft isn’t one of them.

    In fact, if he had refused to register for the draft, I would be more likely to vote for him. Granted, that likelihood would still be stupidly close to zero, but greater all the same.

  5. Fuuuuudge. [/A Christmas Story voice]

  6. Good thing he’s running for president and not applying for a student loan.

  7. I blame Dan Rather for this shit. The moron got suckered into an idiotic smear attempt on Bush, and then continued to defend something that had such a powerful visual debunking (the overlaid memo and Word doc) that even if it was real people probably wouldn’t have believed it.

    This filled the LGF/neocon crowd with absolute gleaming certainty that the left and the media were constantly lying, covering up, and conspiri-ma-cizing about everything else too.

    So now they search endlessly for the next “Rathergate” with the passion and energy of true believers who have been thrown a bone of confirmation. They’re like Mulder finding a boxcar full of alien-looking bodies in the desert: he’s never gonna stop looking now.

  8. The moron got suckered into an idiotic smear attempt on Bush, and then continued to defend something that had such a powerful visual debunking (the overlaid memo and Word doc) that even if it was real people probably wouldn’t have believed it.

    This filled the LGF/neocon crowd with absolute gleaming certainty that the left and the media were constantly lying, covering up, and conspiri-ma-cizing about everything else too.

    And yet, despite having been repeatedly suckered themselves, they will continue to defend their finds.

    What’s that old quote about setting out to fight monsters, lest you become a monster yourself?

  9. What’s that old quote about setting out to fight monsters, lest you become a monster yourself?

    I dunno. Something about not doing it.

  10. This filled the LGF/neocon crowd with absolute gleaming certainty that the left and the media were constantly lying, covering up, and conspiri-ma-cizing about everything else too.

    Taking down leftist academia fraud is more productive and fun. See Michael Bellesisles , Ward Churchill, and any women’s studies/feminism involving statistics.

    Perhaps the wingnuts should borrow the strategy from the left and media of merely pretending something absolutely true, yet politically uncomfortable, has been wholly debunked such as the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

  11. Could someone direct me to the “political arena”? Because, all I see is a setup, with corrupt airheads in the MSM shoveling the BS to be retransmitted by sites like this.

    Surely, Reason must have $2500 in the cushions of their couches in their neat-o loft, so if they wanted to actually show up the MSM and get their ideas out there they could raise the ante.

    So, why haven’t they? It would be incredibly easy to do, and they can come up with their own questions about their own interests.

    Could Reason not be what they pretend to be?

  12. Could someone direct me to the “political arena”?

    *points at Weigels crotch*

  13. *points at Weigels crotch*

    ‘Domed Stadium’ is code for ‘jew’

  14. Is the “Orange Line Special” some kind of underground railroad for illegals?

  15. Is the “Orange Line Special” some kind of underground railroad for illegals?

    ad hominem or no, that is a thread winner.

  16. “””Constitution has no selective service requirement.”””

    I’m considered delequent by the SSS, and I learned an interesting fact. I was in a Marine Corps uniform for 7 months before I turned 18. Naturally, on my 18th birthday we joked about me not registering. What were they going to do, draft me into the Marines? I did a six year contract so I was 23 when I received my discharge. When I enrolled into college I was shocked to find out they had me listed as deliquent.

    Here’s the interesting fact. If you are in the military at 18, and you get out before you are 26, you MUST register for the draft or you are deliquent. I had to call the SSS and explain the story, they said I was still deliquent and they would send me a letter that stated it is against federal law to to discriminate because of that status. I did get the letter.

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