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Posted at 23:29 by Brad

How much worse can the National Review get? This much worse:

Turning the Page from Campaign Finance Fraud . . . [Andy McCarthy]

What is the deal with Obama’s birth certificate and citizenship status?

Pamela Gellers at Atlas Shrugs raises some apparent shenanigans with the birth certificate the Obama campaign previously produced.

Andy, read over that last sentence again. I’ll do it for you if you like:

Pamela Gellers at Atlas Shrugs raises some apparent shenanigans…

Yeah, see, you gotta just stop right there and back away from the keyboard.

This, Andy, this is whom you’re relying upon to give you factual and accurate information about Barack Obama’s birth certificate:

I’d wonder if the National Review could sink any lower, but when your magazine has a history of praising Francisco Franco, you’ve already started somewhere close to the bottom.

64 Comments »

  1. erlking said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:35

    The horror. The horror.

  2. PaminBB said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:36

    They really have nothing. Time to post a suicide watch over at the Corner.

  3. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:39

    How much worse can the violence-minded left get? This much worse:

    A 20-year-old woman who was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield was also maimed by her attacker, police said.

    Pittsburgh police spokeswoman Diane Richard tells Channel 4 Action News that the victim was robbed at knifepoint on Wednesday night outside of a Citizens Bank near Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street just before 9 p.m.

    Richard said the robber took $60 from the woman, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

    http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/17789356/detail.html

    “B” is for “Barack”, doncha know.

  4. sophie brown said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:39

    By the way, filing a motion to dismiss in lieu of an answer doesn’t admit anything YOU IDIOT!

  5. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:40

    Of course, you’re all worried about Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe, because THAT’S THE REAL NEWS, BABY!

  6. Ken Lowery said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:41

    Yes, goober. Because we’re all ATM robbers.

    They really, really need to let the birth certificate thing go. At this point, they may as well just admit they have no good reason to vote for McCain… all they can do is cook up tangential bullshit about the opposition.

    Which Obama called at the DNC, by the way. Not that it was hard.

  7. Ken Lowery said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:42

    The wardrobe thing is stupid news, but it does make a nice joke of Palin’s aw-shucks small-town line of complete bullshit, don’t you think?

  8. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:43

    Here’s a pic of the woman attacked:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/10/23/mccain-supporter-maimed-for-her-politics-by-robber/

    CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN!

  9. Righteous Bubba said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:44

    I am shocked that a mugger was violent. Back in my day they would politely ask for your money and leave a little mint in your empty wallet.

  10. The Goddamn Batman Hates The Knack And All Their Evil Works said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:45

    Pour it, let it air for a bit, then take a sip:

    African is a continent, not a race.

    Ahh, that’s a fine vintage of crazy.

  11. Marco said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:45

    Wow. I bet when Pam heard she was referenced in the National Review, she got hotter than she did in her dreaming of a Bolton mustache ride.

  12. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:47

    “Get in their faces.”

    The mugger was only following orders, so I guess he’s excused.

  13. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:49

    “I am shocked that a mugger was violent. Back in my day they would politely ask for your money and leave a little mint in your empty wallet.”

    That’s it; keep ignoring the elephant in the room.

  14. Ken Lowery said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:49

    Goober:

    Honestly, I just feel bad for you.

  15. Brad said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:51

    Goober — haha, you’re gonna so lose.

  16. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:56

    Brad- haha, Ashley Todd is now an Obama supporter! Ain’t that grand?

  17. mikey said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:59

    Here’s all I have to say about that:

    Just before the battle, the General hears a row
    He says “The Yanks are coming, I hear their rifles now.”
    He turns around in wonder, and what d’ya think he sees?
    The Georgia Militia, eating goober peas.

    mikey

  18. goober said,

    October 23, 2008 at 23:59

    It takes alot for Brad Reed to respond to a third-rate troll like me.

    Must’ve hit a nerve.

  19. Ken Lowery said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:00

    Goober:

    So, so bad.

  20. goober said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:01

    So Brad, whaddya think about Ashley Todd’s “conversion” to Obama?

    Good stuff, huh?

  21. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:01

    booger, we’re pointing and laughing at you.

    While this does fit into the response category, it’s not quite the victory you seem to be craving.

  22. Navin R. Johnson said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:02

    Alright! The new trolls are out!

    HEY! Someone hates cans!

  23. goober said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:03

    Point and laugh at Ashley Todd instead.

    She’s the one who ditched McCain for Obama.

  24. Righteous Bubba said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:04

    That’s it; keep ignoring the elephant in the room.

    It’s like T-ball or something. I’m not going to do it.

  25. goober said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:04

    The kicker: That lovely “B” on Ashley’s cheek will probably stay there until the election.

    She’s a walking campaign ad! IT’S WIN-WIN!!

  26. goober said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:05

    M’kay, you guys have had enough for now.

    later

  27. Another kiwi said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:05

    Mr McCarthy should note that Pam Geller was also pointing to some shenanigans about Michelle Obamas caviar bill. Boy was that funny.

  28. joshypoo said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:06

    The National Review is to a 3rd rate blog as Jeff Goldblum is to a fly in Cronenberg’s “The Fly.” It is a thinking being metamorphosizing backwards into a profanely buzzing insect, and National Review Online is the deformed chrysalis.

    “I am a 3rd rate blog that dreamed it was a respected national political magazine… and loved it. But now the dream is over, and the 3rd rate blog is awake…”

  29. Stag Party Palin said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:14

    Y’know, if I wanted to carve a “B” on my own face, using a mirror, it would probably come out just like it did for Ashley.

  30. Righteous Bubba said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:17

    Gee whiz. From Goober’s link: “What I am saying is that it’s unfair to generalize about Obama supporters based on the actions of one nut.”

    So that’s that.

  31. One elephant, talking to another, said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:17

    You’re ignoring the human in the corner of the room.

  32. goober said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:24

    Gee whiz. From Goober’s link: “What I am saying is that it’s unfair to generalize about Obama supporters based on the actions of one nut.”

    So that’s that.

    Gee whiz, so now you’re suddenly concerned about painting with a broad brush?

    *snort*

  33. Righteous Bubba said,

    October 24, 2008 at 0:28

    Gee whiz, so now you’re suddenly concerned about painting with a broad brush?

    Did I do that?

  34. Another elephant said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:04

    Forget the human. I’d rather eat peanuts.
    What’s the nickname for peanuts? (I’m an old elephant)

  35. FlipYrWhig said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:13

    Um, if you were going to carve something into someone’s face that emblemized Barack Obama, wouldn’t it be an O, like his omnipresent logo?

  36. Righteous Bubba said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:15

    Um, if you were going to carve something into someone’s face that emblemized Barack Obama, wouldn’t it be an O, like his omnipresent logo?

    You’d carve in a big HUSSEIN because you knew the truth, brother.

  37. woody, tokin librul said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:17

    Andrew McCarthy? Is he J-Lo in drag? Same fat, ugly face, same sneer, same bad teeth? Don’t these folks make enough money to go to the dentist?

  38. woody, tokin librul said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:25

    If you got a knife-point tattoo, i’d expect there to be either blood or scabbing at the site, not an almost perfect Roman “B” (albeit reversed,unless they flopped the negative)…Don’t add up, folks

  39. Joe Isuzu said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:28

    Remember college republican Francisco Nava’s assault at Princeton?
    http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/12/14/news/19743.shtml

    Coming from another college republican, I think I’ll take this with a grain of salt, thank you.

  40. jack fate said,

    October 24, 2008 at 1:52

    Those aren’t “fuck me” boots, they’re hip-waders. Some kind of play towards the Field and Stream crowd?

  41. TJ, cautiously optimistic said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:06

    two things:

    #1 — I had forgotten how horrible that video was. thanks for the reminder. DSS needs to take those children away from her, that is abuse.

    #2 — Obama’s lawyers moved to dismiss the suit and failed to file a timely answer, meaning that, under the applicable rules (according to Berg)
    This guy was a Deputy AG?????? you can file a motion to dismiss in lieu of an answer, he is a moron.

  42. Djur said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:11

    Is it just me, or is goober way too excited by the thought of someone having their face cut up?

  43. ChenZhen said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:13

    Oh, the cringe-worthy Pamela “My Sharia” video. I had almost forgotten about that. Not sure why anyone takes her seriously. Heck, even LGF doesn’t take her seriously anymore.

    Anyway, Andy had a nice one with his “did Ayers write Obama’s book?” a little while ago, and now this. I guess it’s safe to say that they’re just grabbing crap from the bag and hurling it indiscriminately. As someone mentioned upthread, its a pretty good example that they’ve got nothing else left.

  44. g said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:26

    She’s a walking campaign ad! IT’S WIN-WIN!!

    For what, the Boston Red Sox?

    I’m sorry, a backwards “B” doesn’t really make “Obama” come immediately to mind.

  45. charlie said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:31

    It’s actually worse then that cheerleader tape Michelle Malkin sent in to Hustler’s Beaver Hunt. This is the best election ever.

  46. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    October 24, 2008 at 2:59

    No no no. You guys are totally missing goober’s point.

    The robber is described as a dark-skinned black man, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 200 pounds with a medium build, short black hair and brown eyes. The man was wearing dark colored jeans, a black undershirt and black shoes.

    It wasn’t an Obama supporter – it was Obama! After all, how many dark skin black men are 6′ 4″? I can only think of the one.

    How else could he possibly have raised $150 million in September alone? Random robberies. This totally explains why so many of his ‘donations’ are under $100.

  47. Arky 4 That 1 said,

    October 24, 2008 at 3:03

    I bet she raises Mr. Calvaltia Gigantea’s* shenanigan all right.

    And at the risk of being a Word Nazi, I once again must wonder if these dumb fucks know how to use a dictionary.

  48. Chuck said,

    October 24, 2008 at 3:27

    It can get a lot worse for Andy.

    (1) Andy is citing as reliable the plaintiff, Philip J. Berg, whose other ongoing cause celebre is a lawsuit filed against Bush and Cheney for killing 3,000 people on 9/11. http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0701/S00076.htm. Yes, Andy’s derangement has reduced him to looking to the 9/11 Truthers for election hope.

    (2) The lawsuit against Obama alleges that (a) Obama was born in Kenya to his American mother (so he was still a U.S. citizen), but she hatched a crazy plan to make it appear like he was born in Hawaii to preserve his presidential eligibility; and (b) his mother then moved to Indonesia and took actions rescinding Obama’s U.S. citizenship. Andy faults the Obama campaign for failing to call a press conference to “simply [clear] up any questions — which you would think would take about five minutes” I can’t imagine why.

    (3) Andy, who claims to have previously been an assistant U.S. attorney, mixes up basic concepts of civil procedure. Berg filed the lawsuit and then served 40+ Requests for Admission asking Obama to admit or deny claims such as he renounced his citizenship while a child in Indonesia and that he was not born in Hawaii. Obama’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit correctly noting that individuals do not have standing to sue to have a presidential candidate declared ineligible. Obama’s attorneys also filed a motion to stay discovery including the need to respond to the requests for admission.

    Before the judge ruled on these motions, Berg yesterday filed a motion to deem the requests admitted and issued a press release announcing that 30 days had passed without Obama answering, so they are all deemed to be admitted. Needless to say, the odds of the judge issuing an order consistent with the press release is zero. But Andy flunks basic reading as his post indicates that Obama “failed to file a timely answer [to the lawsuit], meaning that, under the applicable rules (according to Berg), Obama is legally deemed to have admitted Berg’s allegations that he is constitutionally ineligible to be president.” No mildly competent attorney would draw such a conclusion or even treat it as plausible.

    But, hey, maybe Andy has hit on an awesome new legal campaign strategy. I bet if Andy successfully urged every Republican nationwide to file a copycat lawsuit and discovery request against Obama, Obama would be bound to default on one of the lawsuits since there is no way Obama’s legal team could answer millions of lawsuits in one week. So, by legal default, Obama would be declared ineligible by default and McCain would win as the last man standing. Yeah Democracy!

  49. Green Eagle said,

    October 24, 2008 at 4:26

    The thing that is really crazy about this is that McCain was born in Panama, and is unequivocally not a natural-born U.S. citizen- the law that would have changed this was enacted six years after McCain’s birth.

    By the way, you missed Pammy’s best line- where she refers to Annenberg as a left wing foundation. Annenberg-Left wing!

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    October 24, 2008 at 4:30

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  51. jim said,

    October 24, 2008 at 4:49

    KERNERS ARE GO!

    Not that I didn’t already know Atlas Jugz was an evil twat – but gleefully referencing Nouveau Wave turkeynecks The Knack just clinches it … & her treatment of the subject-matter is right on par with “Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran” in the Disgusting Sweepstakes … grrr, The Knack: I had to hear their babyshit “Nu-Rawk” more than enough as a young lad, so that video was good for circa 20 seconds. Bleccchhh.

    goober Says:
    October 23rd, 2008 at 23:43

    Here’s a pic of the woman attacked:

    Well well well – this wouldn’t be the same “goober” who’s mewling in a thread above this one about Teh Evil Left scoring cheap political points* from tragedy, would it? Because it would really have to suck hard to be such an utter fucking hypocrite.
    ———-

    * FYI, the left’s ubiquitous use of “heckuva job, Brownie” is more of a “scoring political points from naked cronyism &/or galloping stupidity” sort of thing, but thanks for playing.

    Vanna, show goober what he “wins” for coming down to be with us tonight!

  52. MaryRC said,

    October 24, 2008 at 4:59

    they’re just grabbing crap from the bag and hurling it indiscriminately

    Oh, the Corner has lost it, completely. They’re all making fake donations under funny names to the Obama campaign now, in the hope that an investigation will reveal that the Obama campaign took fake donations from people with funny names.

    A somewhat-more-with-it correspondent has tried to point out to them that all an investigation will reveal is that they made fake donations to the campaign under funny names. But they’re just ignoring him.

    And this gem from poor K-Lo:

    For the It-Ain’t-Over-Until-It’s-Over Files [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
    If you’re feeling like President Obama is inevitable, just remember that so was Hillary Clinton.

    I think she tried to say that people thought that President Hilary Clinton was inevitable, don’t you? And not that Hiilary Clinton thought that President Obama is inevitable? But then again, who knows.

  53. ice weasel said,

    October 24, 2008 at 5:02

    Whatever happened to that frighteningly stupid oshry woman? This geller nightmare reminds me of her. A lot.

    Oh.

    Really.

    Figures.

    And what kills me about all the rest of the rest of the wingnuts is they’re making oshry look sane about now. That’s one mavericky accomplishment dear friends.

    It’s really pathetic.

  54. Strider said,

    October 24, 2008 at 5:26

    Are those her goddamned children?! She should be arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

  55. Svald Jelly said,

    October 24, 2008 at 5:29

    Don’t forget their Pinochet fetish.

  56. Brandi said,

    October 24, 2008 at 5:39

    They’re discussing that mugging case in another forum I read– and there’s definitely a vibe that something ain’t quite right.

    B might just stand for “Brawley,” if you get what I mean. (I have to admit, if the photo wasn’t flopped when brought to press– why is the B backwards? But try drawing a B on your right cheek with your right hand, and see which way is easier to draw…)

  57. Smut Clyde said,

    October 24, 2008 at 11:12

    I always wonder with pictures of Andrew McCarthy — did his head expand, or did his face shrink?

  58. Boston Charlie said,

    October 24, 2008 at 13:10

    That video was not what I needed to see with my first^Wthird cup of coffee this morning.

    My brain is bleeding. Thank you ever so much.

  59. palau said,

    October 24, 2008 at 14:03

    Via Fark, Ashley Todd is to take a polygraph.

  60. Athenawise said,

    October 24, 2008 at 17:42

    I can’t wait for the sinking realization when Pam Geller understands she’s not as beautiful, smart and sexy as she thinks.

  61. bucky said,

    October 24, 2008 at 23:23

    I only go to Atlas Shrugs for the boobie pictures.

  62. John Dickerson said,

    October 26, 2008 at 2:23

    Did Pamela wink at me during that video? It was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around my room!

  63. John Dickerson said,

    October 26, 2008 at 2:29

    Athenawise said: “I can’t wait for the sinking realization when Pam Geller understands she’s not as beautiful, smart and sexy as she thinks.”

    She and Debbie Schussel are über narcissistic!

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