UPDATE: Per Sugaree and Norbrook in the comment section, the judge hasn’t actually ordered President Obama to appear in court. An amended Motion to QUASH THE BULLSHIT LIKE A BUG**** will be filed by President Obama’s attorney and probably accepted, and Orly Taintz will have yet another brain aneurysm because the lie-brul courts are oppressing her right to be an idiot or some such. Still. I feel better having ranted, and in the end, that’s all that really matters.
The birther crap is like the nine-headed hydra. Every time one head is cut off, a bazillion others spring up in its place. It’s racist, pure and simple, and there is no way to convince someone who believes the president is a damned furriner* that he is an actual-factual native-born American, so I have pretty much ignored the inanity that is the birther movement. However, the news that a Georgia judge denied a motion to dismiss an appearance by President Obama in a local birther case** coupled with the racist bullshit Newt Gingrich has been tossing out to the South Carolina Republican base PLUS a really fucking shitty week has pretty much tipped me over the edge – thus, this post.
Now, I’m not a lawyer. I don’t play one on TV. I have very minimal legal knowledge, so I cannot speak to the merits of Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi ordering President Obama to show up for the trial. What I will say is that I think it’s a bunch of bullshit to treat this issue as if it has any validity. ABLC’s own Zandar has a post on the sheer stupidity of the birther movement and why the people spouting this shit need to be held accountable. Like Stephen D. Foster Jr. at addictinginfo.org, I want the asshats who bring about these suits to pay for them – literally. However, this post is not about that. No, this post is me summing up my inner Obama Anger Translator and how I envision said angry Obama responding to this call to appear in a Georgian court.