The same day, June 12, 2008, the Daily Kos
posted the now-infamous Certification of Live
Birth (COLB) image along with a cover story. Kos
received 648 comments in a span of only 24 hours (the first 644
were about the most insipid, lame, and mindless reactions ever
accumulated in one place).
The vast majority of
comments consisted of derogatory comments about John
McCain and his eligibility issue:
HOWEVER, there was one, brave Kos commenter who identified all of the
key anomalies in the COLB image and had the stones to question itís
authenticity. Her screen name is "AsperGirl" and
her comment was
#643, or one of the last five comments to be posted.
Why is this significant?
Because I believe that her comments hit too close to home. I believe
that she struck a nerve, and thatís why the comments section was closed
off to new ones less than three hours after he post.
Here are her comments, and they serve as a testament to those loyal to
Birth Certificate is an Obvious Fake (0+ / 0-)
Sorry to disabuse you folks, but this birth certificate on dailykos
is an obvious fake.
The fake "birth certificate" just appeared Thursday morning on
dailykos without any reference as to who released it or where it came
There is a link from the FightTheSmears website to "the truth"
posting on MyBarackObama.com to it without any reference. (i.e. there is
no "this is Barack Obamaís birth certificate provided to dailykos by
person xxx of the Obama campaign")
There is no provenance explaining where the "birth certificate" came
from. In Hawaii, birth certificates arenít publicly available and
reportersí requests for one have been ignored for months.
There is no explanation as to whom vouches for its origins or its
The certificate number is blacked out. Why?
There are image artifacts consistent with forgeries and image
processing. Itís not a real, unprocessed scan of a birth
Itís not certified. Hawaii state code provides that
certificates issued by the department of health be certified:
"ß338-13 Certified copies. (a) Subject to the requirements of
sections 338-16, 338-17, and 338-18, the department of health shall,
upon request, furnish to any applicant a certified copy of any
certificate, or the contents of any certificate, or any part thereof.
(b) Copies of the contents of any certificate on file in the department,
certified by the department shall be considered for all purposes the
same as the original,..."
This certificate is what the Hawaii DOH calls a "Late" Certificate of
Birth, and it is not an original Birth Certificate for a birth recorded
near the date of actual birth. In Hawaii, anyone can claim they
were born there and submit the evidence years after the birth to obtain
a late "Certificate of Birth".
"Who is Eligible to Apply for Late Registration? As provided by
law (HRS ßß338-15, 338-29.5), the following persons may apply for late
registration: Any person born in Hawaii who is one year old or older and
whose birth has not been previously registered in Hawaii, or that
personís parent, guardian, next of kin, or older person acting for that
person and having knowledge of the facts of birth may request the
registration of a late certificate of birth.
Doe the Obama campaign have a statement on this uncertified "birth
Isnít this Obamaís "birth certificate" issue getting to be kind of
strange by now?
How can a man run for President without disclosing his birth
Why does an anonymous, no-provenance, obviously fake scan of an
uncertified birth certificate appear on DailyKos, a fanatically
Why wonít the Obamas or the Obama campaign just formally and
transparently release a certified copy of Barack Obamaís birth
"Itís like these guys take pride in being ignorant." - Barack Obama
by AsperGirl on Fri Jun 13, 2008 at 08:05:30 AM PDT