Today's dispatches have more birtherism from toupee life-support system Donald Trump. Who has done his research, since he's spouting just about every birther claim out there short of going full-tilt de Vattel. SanDiego,com has a debate between Dick Ells and Pest and eFail writer William Lolli, which reminds me of watching two cranky monkeys flinging poo at each other.
The Pest and eFail continues their tradition of whiney letters, along with some random conspiracy rubbish. Donald Trump appears on Bill O'Reilly, where Karl Rove worries Trump is damaging the GOP. Dr. Kate tries to spin Trump's appearance, but it's obvious she's trying to convince the faithful.
A few Tea Party articles, one about the concern from one Tea Party group about declining WASP birth rates, a poll showing support for the Tea Party is down, and a rally in Washington DC that drew less people than expected.
More attempts to explain away Hollister's little violation of federal privacy laws, and Marco Rubio may have lost the birtherstani vote....
There's a few funny things about the Donald. f
One of them is that Donald Trump has now released three birth records. One of which has legal validity, one of which has some validity, and one of which is a take home souvenir
1) The first was the hospital souvenir one. Cute, but has no legal validity and doesn't meet the requirements of any of the "birther bills" floating around.
2) The second was the "exact copy of a certificate of birth" "long form" so beloved of the birthers. It also doesn't contain some of the data that the various "birther bills" demanded. There's no state or city seal, though there is stamped signatures of the mayor, registrar of records, and commissioner
3) And the third is the City of New York Certification of Birth. While this has less information than the State of Hawaii COLB Obama posted, it (like Obama's COLB) has a city/state seal and an official signature. This is a valid document and Trump could use it to get a drivers license, passport, etc.
It's funny that one one that is unquestionably valid is the one that looks the most like Obama's COLB.
Something else of note.
Donald Trump''s first wife, Ivana, was born in Czechoslovakia, married an Austrian skier to get an Austrian passport, (so she wouldn't be called a defector) and later moved to Canada. It was while she was in New York promoting the 1976 Montreal Olympics that she met Donald Trump, whom she married in 1977.
They had three children, Donald Jr.(1977), Ivanka,(1981) and Eric (1984).
Assuming she was a lawful permanent resident, it would have been five years before she could have applied to become a US citizen. Which means it's very likely that, depending on the citizenship laws of the countries in question (namely Czechoslovakia, Austria, and maybe Canada), at least one and maybe more of her children had dual citizenship.
In addition, Trump's third wife is Melania, who was born in the former Yugoslavia (now part of Slovenia) She settled in New York in 1996 and married Trump in 2005. They have one son, Barron, born in 2006. It's possible Barron also has dual citizenship from birth on. (Melania became a US citizen after Barron's birth).
According to the de Vattelist fringe of birtherstan, (with the exception of Padawan Pauly, who claims a woman's citizenship doesn't matter according to "natural law"), at least one and maybe more of Trump's own children are not "Natural Born" US citizens themselves.
It will be interesting to see if Trump throws his own children under the bus and goes de Vattelist himself.