December 10th, 2008

nevadaxmas

Whacky Mom

There has been a running gag at the house ever since my mom arrived last Friday. She dropped a bomb on me when she said that she fears for this country because there will be terrible fallout when Obama is kicked out of office for not being an American citizen. BWAH?!? Both Kitty and I called "BULLSHIT!" but she was adamant that there were "people" out there who say it's true. "What people, mom?"
"People!" There was even an article in the Chicago paper!"
"A story about this?!?" "Well, someone took out a full-page ad describing this. He's not an American!"

Oy vey!

So I did a little Interweb searching and found out what all of this shit is about. Supposedly his mother was only 18 when she had him, therefore she had not lived long enough in the US to meet the requirements stated in immigration law that deals with foreign-born people giving birth to babies on American soil. I think it's a moot point because he was born on American soil to an American mother. That should be good enough. Obviously it isn't to some political whackos out there. There's some other bullshit out there about Obama changing his name in Indonesia and being classified as a Muslim. Whatever.

My sister and I had great fun over the weekend teasing my mom about her beliefs. Every time he would appear on t.v. we would say things like, "Oh! There's Obama, the non-American!" Of course this would only piss off mom. *lol* So yeah. Here's the Snopes article about all of this crap.

Oh! And I can haz new spiffy icon by the lovely tabbiewolf