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Democra-Tea: Inside the Boston Tea Party Rally

Democra-Tea: Inside the Boston Tea Party Rally – DktrShe – Open Salon

Since its emergence as a home grown political movement a year ago, the Tea Party organization has been associated with true democracy, lauded as a return to activism, criticized as a covert organization actually run by the GOP, credited with redefining grass roots political movements, and likened to a McCarthyesque coven of ne’er-do-wells, Nazis, and folks who use outdated expressions like “ne’er-do-well.” This week the Tea Party express made a pit stop in Boston Massachusetts, a historical touchstone of democracy and my current hometown. With the promise of raw political history and fried dough vendors planted in my own backyard, it seemed irresponsible to pass up the opportunity to experience this organization first hand and set the record straight.

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Handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers

…at some point, you’re likely to find out that a friend or relative is a Birther. Your Uncle Floyd will forward you a chain e-mail that says Obama was actually born in Kenya and there’s a Kenyan birth certificate that proves it and hundreds of government officials and reporters are in on a conspiracy to hide the truth of his ineligibility for the presidency from the public. And you will wonder: How can I possibly deal with all the falsehoods in this e-mail without disappearing down a rabbit hole? …

Well, wonder no more. In the spirit of public service, Salon has compiled this list of the most popular Birther myths, along with all the debunking you could ever ask for. Now you can just e-mail this list to Uncle Floyd and get on with your life.

Salon’s handy-dandy guide to refuting the Birthers | Salon News

What IS it with the Birthers? Did late-night talk radio run out of UFOs?

I keep reading this stuff, and I agree with Alex Koppleman: no way you could make it up.  If I read about it in a SciFi novel, I’d think the writer had lost it, and would probably just put the book down for good.

Here’s a quote from Koppleman’s blog:

“We never saw any evidence that then-Senator Obama had been born outside of the United States,” Trevor Potter, who served as the general counsel for the McCain campaign…

Read the rest: McCain campaign checked out Birther rumors