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11.18.2010

Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler Is Not A Smart Man


"This bill is necessary because we have a president whom the American people don't know whether he was born in Kenya or some other place," Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, said in reference to President Barack Obama and of House Bill 295. "If you are running for president or vice president, you've got to show here in Texas that you were born in the United States and the birth certificate is your proof."

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/birthers/2010/11/17/texas-republican-files-birther-bill#ixzz15eef22KA

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great bill to me. Exactly what do you find wrong with it?

On a side note - aren't you the least bit curious why this "transparent" president won't reveal his long form birth certificate or any of his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, baptism records and his adoption records?

Doesn't this seem just a bid odd?

The "certificate of live birth" certificate he has produced will not get you a drivers license in some states.

Anonymous said...

Why is he not a smart man?

Anonymous said...

Why is that stupid? Just show the document and move on. Is there a problem? I am sure he has a birth certificate right? Just fax it on over.

Anonymous said...

Really, he's not smart for challenging the bureaucratic monkey see monkey do? Maybe he's not smart for requiring the same crap we are subject too? Maybe just because he's Republican? Next time you are run into by an illegal and the police will not/ cannot help you because this person is underage, illegal and driving someone elses vehicle - the only thing provided is false information -so you pay your own medical,damage ect. You might decide that enforcing the law now might save you BIG bucks later,you're an Attorney -you of all people should know a law is a law whether it's right or wrong! Yes, this applies to the above -somebody needs to get a handle on this!

Anonymous said...

My solution: barcodes. Barcodes on the foreheads of every American from birth. Simplifies travel, check cashing, voting, etc. Just forget about that Mark of the Beast thing from the Bible. Yea, barcodes. That's the answer.

My Other Brother Darryl

Anonymous said...

Right on 12:33. My vehicle was hit by an illegl driving someone elses vehicle, false info was given and guess who got left holding the bag. Got a letter from my insurance company the other day, informing me that they are still trying to locate the person that hit me. That won't happen.

The Sane American: n endagered Species said...

He's a Yankee transplanted East Texas Republican. What else would you expect him to file legislation about? Job creation? Addressing the deficit? Perhaps what intern visits the Pres. in the Oval office? And we wonder why the rest of the world snickers @ us.

Anonymous said...

Why we are doomed! As long as politicians pander to the most ignorant amonst us we will never solve our problems.

The same idiots believe we can balance the budget on the backs of the old/poor while continuing to subsizde the top 3%, defense contractors, Haliburton, BP, corporate farmers, insurance companies, and big banks.

A real politician would have spent his energies filing a bill that would help our own budget problems.

Anonymous said...

Oh good grief.

Anonymous said...

"I'm as 'Merican as anybody from Tennesee"



DF Captian Woodrow F. Obama

Anonymous said...

I don't necessarily believe Obama is illegal.... but why the drama...

If he showed the documents, then no one would have anything to say.

Anonymous said...

1:19pm -I got a bar code for you buddy, the one between my index and ring finger -now that's the real answer !

Anonymous said...

WOW What a bunch of mental giants.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it be odd if the reason that he didn't show his birth certificate was that his father was a CAUCASIAN Kenyan and his mother was a CAUCASIAN American? How would THAT have changed the election results?

Tom said...

http://factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

Jack Daniels said...

Looks like you are in the minority here, barrister.

I see no problem here.

You have to furnish all sorts of proof of citizenship to get on a plane to fly from Dallas to Houston or buy a gun for hunting or get a license to catch fish but not to run for POTUS?

What's wrong with this picture?

Remote Controller said...

Tom,

Don't you know that Hawaii is not a real state?! We tried to pass a law that made all States verify their original statehood documents and Hawaii produced a photo-shopped copy.

Anonymous said...

Good one, 2:15PM. Oh, and what Tom said. But some of the dolts on this board are too stupid to know how to cut and paste the link, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

AH! Come on now. We have had this talk before... it's not like he was born somewhere like say the "Panama Canal Zone".

AL

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

This Rep is why it is SOOOOOOO hard to be conservative sometimes.

Dude. Everyone heard all the enticing arguments about Obammas birth. It was great election fodder, but That got put to rest and is over. Tom's link explains this again. You may not like fact check.org... but you can respect their facts on this one.

Guys like this Rep Leo are like the Homer in the crowd at the football game who yell about everything... and usually way too late. And usually at stuff they done't understand.

Anonymous said...

I had to come up with all kinds of documents to get a security clearance. That included a birth certificate that was filled out at the hospital where I was born. Agents interviewed my former neighbors, college professors, ex employers, etc. It was required because of my job in a nuclear artillery unit during the cold war. Now why should the President not be required to show the same document as a lowly GI. After all he can order the use of nuclear weapons.

By the way, a Certificate of Live Birth without a doctor or hospital denoted on it is not a birth certificate. Hospitals don't fill out Certificates of Live Birth. If you got it then show it. What is the problem? I suspect something is wrong.

Anonymous said...

You people are the reason I am reluctant to admit that I am from wise county. You all argue over the dumbest shit.

Anonymous said...

8:03, what is so dumb about discussing the constitutional requirement of being a natural born citizen in order to be President?

Anonymous said...

My wife and I moved to Wise County in January of 1993. We are both professionals and commuted to our offices in the Metroplex. We bought 24 acres with lots of oak trees and built a house in the middle of it. We love the privacy and thought what an idyllic setting to live and retire in. After a few months here we started to actually look around us. Slowly the shock of what we had landed in the middle of began to sink in; an uneducated population, a deprived economic area driven by rock crusher and oil field laborer wages, men that didn’t know the proper places to remove their hats, a population that throws their trash from car windows, and lots of folks in desperate need of dental work. Fortunately we started a business a few years ago. Our operation is one that attracts a more informed and caring clientele. We have lots of local customers, the cream of the crop here. The comments on this blog are typical of the general Wise County native. There is no way to show them the next level of intellectual existence. They will scoff at anyone that hints they need to rise above prejudice or smokeless tobacco. They are what they are. This blog is my favorite because of the comments. It is truly a window into the logic and reasoning power of an uninformed and socially isolated people. It brings out the anthropologist in me. Before anyone responds, no, I am not going to go back where I came from (Ft. Worth), It is too much fun here.
wk i'm signing my work

Dean Martinez said...

What a doucher.... wasting time and effort on a story that has been put to bed by the truth.

How about getting to real issues... bank regulation, economy, jobs, financing veteran affairs, etc...

Anonymous said...

Way to go Texas ! I'm proud someone has the balls to challenge Osama...err Obama..

Anonymous said...

I too came from Ft Worth to Wise county. It was a culture shock at first. But, I can tell you this. There are people whom I call Decaturites who were born and raise here. They are a bit nosy, but overall nice people. Most of the other people in this county came from somewhere else. My own home town, Fort Worth, has also been ruined by the Mexicans. It's sad to see your roots gone. Hey, it's bad all over. Life is what you make it.

Anonymous said...

There will always be greater and lesser persons than yourself. I have relatives who live in a 600-year-old castle in England and friends who live in mobile homes. I have been invited to dinner at both locations. I love them all.

Anonymous said...

9:57,

I travel all over this state for my job. I meet people from all levels of education in my daily work. Wise county is no different than anywhere else. That is what is so sad about this country. Most people are too busy just getting by to worry about their neighbors.

Anonymous said...

9:57...Why did you fail to take the opportunity to tell us all the name of your business in your tirade? If your clientele is so "informed and caring", they should not mind your scathing review of this bucolic enclave...by your own admission they are above the laypeople here! Could it possibly be that you were afraid it might cost your business customers, because down deep you know even the "cream of the crop" possess qualities such as humility and be would be affronted by your better than thou comments!

Bottom line is there are good and bad people everywhere. I was raised in the WC and in between tossing trash out my windows, not brushing my teeth, and driving rock trucks I was able to get an advanced college education (MBA), build a career, have healthy children(with teeth and the correct amount of limbs),despite being hindered with a Wise County raising....and guess what, I am not the only one!!!

Next time you see a man with bad teeth, spitting tobacco, using uneducated language around here, you might want to stop him and ask him if he is a millionaire or not...you would be suprised! Maybe he does not add up to your level of "intellectual existance", but you could probably learn a thing or two....or not since your obviously omniscient.

Good day my friend and I surely hope you can take a long hard look in the mirror and like what you see!

Anonymous said...

12:08
I did not identify myself for the same reason no one else here does.
It could be dangerous.
I too know lots of WC natives who are exceptional by any standards. Walk into Wal-Mart or any restaurant and you can spot them, they are not the ones taking up all the space. I do look in the mirror several times a day and I will admit that I would like what I see a lot better if the reflection looked more like Brad Pitt and less like Mickey Rooney!

Anonymous said...

12:48...Or you make a habit of saying things on a blog that you would not say in public in real life...this is the only way it could put you in danger. I make a point of only posting things that I would not be afraid to say in a mixed crowd in public..it is a good measuring stick; there is no danger in being cordial. However, maybe it makes you feel big to spread your rancorous comments behing the cloak of anonymity...it sounds like you traded your lifestyle as a small fish in a big pond for what you thought would be the opposite when you moved to WC and it just did not work out for you!

Why put Wise County into a microcosm, you could spew the same stereotypical rubbish about 90% of rural America. These problems are not unique to Wise County, in fact much of Tarrant County including Fort Worth could be seen in the same light.

In my experience, folks who are well to do, educated, and live in the city, typically do not move to a rural area unless there is a good reason. Then when they are not quickly accepted they can develop a nasty attitude toward the "locals"! It seems that maybe this could be the real reason behind your vitriol!

Anonymous said...

I am a Wise County native and even though I am somewhat offended by 9:57, I have to admit we bring this on ourselves. With the ignorant racist comments on this blog, the tons of fast food wrappers on any road here, and the lack of even average language skills you encounter in public places, you can see how an outsider can have those opinions. We can kick this guy when we see him but that won't change the truth.

Anonymous said...

Whoa!!
I suspect someone is having lots of fun stirring the pot. Don't encourage him.