Amazing things have happened in the House this afternoon; go read all of what Sam Stein wrote, here, he’s good at these things. Briefly, though: Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii — former buddy of Barack Obama Senior! — introduced a resolution “Recognizing and celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the entry of Hawaii into the Union as the 50th State,” which now includes the line, “Whereas the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, was born in Hawaii…” SO WHAT’S IT GONNA BE, GOP congressmen with insane constituents?? Apparently they need some time to think about this standard symbolic resolution, because Michele Bachmann blocked the quick and easy passage of it on the floor this afternoon. Why would she do that? [Huffington Post]

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  • jagorev

    Maybe she just hates Hawaii.

  • natoslug

    Whereas Michelle Bachmann is a fucking multidimensional nutjob, we hereby resolve that she should be banished to any dimension other than this one.

  • thehelveticascenario

    Clearly the next Birther tactic is to question the validity of Hawaii’s entrance to the union. Where’s the state certificate?!

  • Extemporanus
  • I_P

    What an absolutely, mind-bendingly beautiful piece of parlimentary fuck-you-in-the-ass-birther-bastards.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Put her in the Phantom Zone. All kneel before Bach.

  • Darkness

    Whereas Hawaii has 8 national parks, which preserve volcanoes

    Not to nitpick… but volcanoes really can take care of themselves.

  • american mutt

    I’m envisioning a horrible porn about whether or not some powerful black man is born in Africa and by the end all da white women realize he wasn’t. They leave sorely disappointed. Double entendres ensue. This porn will not sell very well.

  • Numbat Dundee

    “This House resolves that in the in interest of justice, civilisation and, incidentally, for our own amusement, Representative Bachmann shall be held down and a pineapple inserted in her anus.” That’s change I can believe in!

  • I_P

    [re=371833]I_P[/re]: Oh, also.

  • Joshua Norton

    Boy, you can almost hear the Looney Tunes theme song playing.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=371830]Extemporanus[/re]: Grr, Amber alert. (Sorry Abercrombie. Don’t tell Fitch!)

  • Tra

    Rep. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii is my new best friend. This will be immensely enjoyable.

  • Crab1

    A truer patriot was never born. Shine on, Michelle, you crazy diamond!

  • Numbat Dundee

    [re=371835]Darkness[/re]: You have a point. It would actually be a good thing if obscene and ugly development was mandated to be zoned on the slopes of volcanoes.

  • TJBeck

    Send it to committee. What happens if the senate passes a resolution honoring Hawaii, but not including the Obama thing?

  • One Yield Regular

    Ah well, there goes Bachmann’s 2nd honeymoon.

  • Paul Tardy


  • WadISay

    While they’re at it, include a “whereas” about how Hillary didn’t kill Vince Foster.

  • WhatTheHeck

    Its like someone turned the lights on and the republican cockroaches running scared.
    What to do? What to do?

    I say they check themselves into a roach motel.

  • barneyfunk

    It’s all a plot by the royal family of Hawaii to take over the U.S. God bless you and your brain slug, Michelle Bachman!


    [re=371835]Darkness[/re]: I do believe these laws are to protect the volcanoes from being huge trash furnaces for the masses and possibly to keep the birfer-types from throwin’ in a virgin or two for good crops and all.

  • chascates

    Possible good news ahead:

    Bachmann joins Paulsen on GOP’s most-vulnerable-incumbents list

  • rereridiculous

    It’s not the Obama being born there she objects to, it’s that she thinks that Hawaii is the 52nd state.

  • DogBreath

    As a former resident of Minnesota and a product of its educational system, I would like to raise doubts about the validity of any “birth certificate” that Michelle Bachmann can produce and assert that she is not eligible to be a congresscritter because she was not born to human parents on planet earth.

  • Who_Knew_2

    In next elections; I refuse to VOTE for any government official who takes a vacation in Aug w/out fixing HealthCare!

  • Darkness

    [re=371845]Numbat Dundee[/re]: Yeah, why should the hurricanes have all the fun.

  • Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Hey, if we refuse to recognize Wyoming as a state, does that mean Dick Cheney will no longer be President?

    And, if this was so important, why hasn’t anyone made a big deal of the fact that Sarah Palin was born in the Canadian province of Idaho?

  • Autochthon

    WHo VOTES for this woman??? I demand to see her birth certificate AND their birth certificates! It’s the only way I’ll believe any of ’em are at least partially human.

    On the plus side, this is a delightful and all-too-rare example of parliamentary fuckery…

  • Mr Blifil

    You may be assured Don Ho never had to show fucking proof of birth.

  • hobospacejunkie

    You’d think idiot Bachmann could’ve at least found a gullible freshman republican rep to do the dirty deed for her. Her god complex must be making her feel infallible. Expect entertainment to fly from her charmed mouth tomorrow.

  • Anita Cocktail

    You know what this means: Elvin Twinklepeep will be back…


    The bill just passed unanimously- everyone voted Yea.

  • wizzlebiff
  • Scandalabra

    [re=371904]Anita Cocktail[/re]: Thank you Anita, I have been looking for the site where I can contribute to Tinkerbelle. Enuf of this horror.

  • azw88

    [re=371906]NYNYNY[/re]: sad, now that they admit that Hawaii is after all a state, now Do Ho will be our next President. Once they reanimate his corpse by rubbing poi all over it.

  • lionboy

    [re=371838]Numbat Dundee[/re]: The pineapple comment and resulting mental image will be giving me a chuckle all night. Well done!

  • BigAl

    I just don’t understand why he doesn’t just produce the original typewritten one from the hospital. That would shut these people up quick.

  • Hooray For Anything

    Eh, no big deal. The resolution will probably die in the Senate.

  • thecaits

    Jesus fucking Christ. These people are so fucking stupid it depresses me.

  • Alpha O. Mega

    Whereas, the seven castaways stranded on Gilligan’s Island had embarked on a three-hour tour from Hawaii, and

    Whereas, Steve McGarett, the head of Hawaii Five-O, was the best plainclothes cop in the Pacific . . .

  • the lady MS. Sheila Dixon

    [re=371919]BigAl[/re]: geez… where are you people from? Mars?I don’t understand why you won’t stick your original typewritten one from the hospital up your

  • GreatOldOnesParty

    Today, we are all Hawaiians.

  • Extemporanus

    [re=371898]Mr Blifil[/re]: That’s because his mom was a Ho, not a ho.

  • GreatOldOnesParty
  • BigAl

    [re=371927]the lady MS. Sheila Dixon[/re]: I’m on your side. He could just give them what they ask for and shut them up forever. What a power move…..

  • Better American Than You

    What is it about the Republican party that seems to attract so many women who are not only mean and stupid, but crazy also?

  • expatinOz

    Whereas Tom Selleck once looked hawt in short shorts and a stache (even if he is a gun nut)

  • itgetter

    [re=371906]NYNYNY[/re]: Yup. But why so many non-voting dems?

  • Keram2

    [re=371919]BigAl[/re]: No. Democrats need to milk this movement for all it’s worth. Passing health care reform with a public option is going to be hard as fuck, and the 2010 midterms are going to be a complete shitshow. So it’s to our advantage to be able to paint Republican lawmakers as tinfoil hat wearing, nutso birthers. Moderate republicans that flirt with Birtherism will appear to moderates and independents as fringe lunatics and stay in our camp.

    Also, the whole Brither thing might give David Frum an aneurysm, which I’d love to see, if only for the laffs.

  • SayItWithWookies

    [re=371933]BigAl[/re]: It doesn’t matter what he shows them — Birferism is a faith-based movement. In fact, like all crazed faith-based movements, they’d welcome strong evidence against their beliefs. It strengthens their faith to have it go against all reason.

  • facehead


  • Rev. Peter Lemonjello

    Wait, so…….Hawaii is located in Africa? Now it all makes sense.

  • zwoof

    So, she wants the all of the other loons to assemble and have their voices heard on this. ha
    I’m sure the absentee nuts were so pleased with her call to quorum on this. They were all very busy at the time hiding in the cloakroom.

  • facehead

    [re=371959]Rev. Peter Lemonjello[/re]: How else is Mr. Echo’s brother going to fly the plane to the island?

  • thursday

    I would love to vote for Michele Bachmann. Over and over.

  • DoctorCulturae

    Book’em Danno, murder one!

  • PsycGirl

    [re=371838]Numbat Dundee[/re]: “This House resolves that in the in interest of justice, civilisation and, incidentally, for our own amusement, Representative Bachmann shall be held down and a pineapple inserted in her anus.” That’s change I can believe in!

    How do you know the situation you describe is in fact a change?

  • ifthethunderdontgetya”

    Orly Taitz, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann walk into a bar…

  • imissopus

    I love my Wonkette, but I feel compelled to post this:

    I hope it helps everyone climb down from the ledge.

  • PsycGirl

    Orly Taitz, Sarah Palin, and Michele Bachmann walk into a bar…

    and the average IQ drops by 25 points.

  • dementor

    [re=371933]BigAl[/re]: Sorry, Big Al, you’re a big fucking concern troll.

    As you said on an earlier post, “I just don’t understand this. Maybe there should be a vote. Then the president can sign it and hold up his original type written birth certificate and say ‘here it is with Doctors name, hospital ect.’ Guaranteed second term.”

    It was your “ect.” that gave you away. Now go back to school and learn how to spell so you can blend in with better society.

  • ifthethunderdontgetya”

    [re=371978]dementor[/re]: Stop picking on Bi Gal!1!!

  • dementor

    Oops. Sorry, Bi-Gal. You’re truly one of us. Carry on!!1!

  • Mahousu

    [re=371978]dementor[/re]: Well, maybe he meant echt rather than ect.

    What exactly is all this nonsense about hospital and doctor’s names on birth certificates anyway? I just checked our family’s birth certificates, from four different states, and only our daughter’s one, from California, even mentions the hospital name. None of them have any doctor’s name on them. I guess none of us will be running for President, then. Oh well.

  • Car Ramrod

    [re=371949]Keram2[/re]: Not to mention the money they’re pissing away on lawsuits and publicity. The longer they drive that money down the wrong street, the better…

  • S.Luggo

    As if.
    From the Mormon Princess, Glennda of OZ:
    Under pain of loss of both our Constitutionally guaranteed privilege to daily saunas, stoked by tiny Mexicans and our Second Amendment right to free back rubs by the boy/girl/boy/girl pages, the House of Anti-Freedom Representatives voted for the resolution, which originally read,
    Whereas the Supposed 44th President of the United States, Barack Hussein Marx Engels Leninist Al-queida Christian-killer Obama, was born in Hawaii, a province of Uganda,

  • S.Luggo

    [re=371906]NYNYNY[/re]: “Yea” is islamo-libtard for, “eat more goat.”

  • lmj

    I don’t know what will happen. If some of the winger GOPer Congresscreatures have to go on record, will there ever be a quorum for this vote? Some one give odds, I may be interested in a wager.

  • shortsshortsshorts

    The White Man should get more of those White Women to STFU, BUT only if the white lady’s name is “Michele Fucking Bachmann.”

    It’s like an artist asking a retarded child to run for office in the Midwest. YES WE CAN!1

  • TGY


  • TGY

    Hey, remember how, when Obama went vacationing in Hawaii, some of the pundits claimed he was being elitist? Didn’t Cokie Robertson say he should ‘vacation within the US’? Though I can’t remember exactly, as I’ve passed so much water under the bridge. But hah. Fuckers.

  • TGY

    Bah. That’s Cokie Robers (it’s late), and it was:

    ‘…she mocked Obama’s choice of vacation spot, calling Hawaii “some sort of foreign exotic place.” ‘

  • Wet Work

    I think the sudden attack of Birtherism is directly related to Nobama Hussein’s push for communized medicine. If they can’t fight on policy grounds it’s only natural for the Repubs to play the “BOOGIE MAN!!! BOOGIE MAN!!!” card.

    What else have they got? Whitey tape?

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=372009]TGY[/re]: Cokie Roberts — journalism’s best evidence against nepotism, or something. Cross-pollination between politics & journalism, + one generation. More methane passes from her mouth on Sundays than a cow with diarrhea. What was the topic? H yeah, Bachmann crazy overdrive. Well I used to love her, but it’s all over now.

  • S.Luggo

    [re=371938]itgetter[/re]: Oh, there’s this fuckin awesome raver over at C street house tonight. I think most of the Dems are over there and missed the vote. I heard there’ll be a lot of Brazilian journalists who want to bang some Congressman. (And a prayer circle, jesus, bla bla bla)

  • Torak Nahtz

    Wait what, there’s a leper park in Hawaii? And Barack Obama’s wedding ring is white gold? So please tell us what you are trying to imply here.

  • lawrenceofthedesert

    Since she voted for the resolution after blocking several votes because there wasn’t a quorum, let’s all sing: “Michele, you’re swell, we’ll vote for you when we all freeze in Hell.”

  • gurukalehuru

    [re=371919]BigAl[/re]: No, it wouldn’t. P.S. You’re a retard.

  • the lady MS. Sheila Dixon

    [re=372057]gurukalehuru[/re]: Hey ! It’s my fellow truther! My other link failed. Have you seen “Loose Change”?

  • finallyhappy

    Columbia Hospital for Women was torn down. My kids were born there; now they are not citizens. The hospital I was born in was torn down; now I am not a citizen. Also I think both of these hospitals were destroyed by an inside job as opposed to planned demolition.

    Thank you Birthers and Truthers- Now I Believe!

  • helzapoppn

    [re=371828]natoslug[/re]: Perhaps we can trick her into saying her name backwards. Works for certain other troublesome imps.

  • Manos: Hands of Fate

    [re=372006]TGY[/re]: Real Americans go on vacation to Akron, Ohio. Effete snobs go to places with nice weather or lovely beaches.

  • Anita Cocktail

    Haha, when my kids were born (in a large metropolitan hospital, mind you) they handed us a little booklet and in the back was a BLANK “hospital certificate of birth.” We were supposed to fill it out ourselves. Good luck getting a doctor to look at you, let alone signing your little memento.

    Now can’t we talk about all the babies in the world named “Fe-MA-le” or “Nosmo King” or “Fallopia”?

  • Autochthon

    [re=372085]Manos: Hands of Fate[/re]: I thought they went to Branson, MO…

  • widget09

    Why in the hell did we retaliate against Japan? Apparently Hawaii wasn’t even part of the US. Barrack should send every American a noterized copy of his birth certificate…..problem solved, I think not. If Michelle Bachman gets re-elected, we should bannish Minnisota from the US.

  • Terry


    Yep, the volcanoes didn’t want that neighborhood between them and the ocean and, voila, no more neighborhood.

  • finallyhappy

    [re=372047]Torak Nahtz[/re]: hey, no fantasy references here -unless it is the left behind series.

  • PsycGirl

    [re=371919]BigAl[/re]: Nothing will shut these people up.

  • ShortShadey

    [re=371906]NYNYNY[/re]: The resolution passed unanimously? This obviously means that Michele Bachmann is a traitor, in cahoots with both the Hawaiaan Health Department and Hawaiian newspaper editors from 47 years ago.

  • SpikeyDog

    I’m sure that Michele wouldn’t read Wonkette, but I’ll bet she would like to hear from you. Let’s all drop her a little note to tell her how much we appreciate her stopping the adoption of this radical resolution. Her office email will only accept emails from her Congressional District, so I suggest you use the 56301 zip code.

  • drpangloss

    C’mon Michelle you couldn’t try to throw in an amendment in on a voice vote to this bill, something on the order of “Whereas the current seated President is a Negro AND thats like having your fingers crossed when making a promise…”

  • Torak Nahtz

    [re=372117]finallyhappy[/re]: Oh fuck, that’s my cover blown, then.

    DR. RON PAUL/ELTON JOHN 2012! Abolish the Fed! Hobbits rox0rz!

  • celerant

    You asshats, she voted for the resolution later in the day. She was merely performing a regular parliamentary procedure. She’s not a birfer. She was only postponing the vote for later when there was a quorum at which point she voted for the bill.

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