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Captain Splendid's Journal: Shit's getting weird 37

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Birthers Want To See Obama's Penis

Birthers have now decided that what makes a person a true, blue, red-blooded American is not the color of your complexion but how much foreskin you have.

Commenters (and circumcised Americans) over at Free Republic struck on a revelation yesterday: if Barack Obama has not been circumcised, then he must not have been born in the United States. Why? Because all of their boys were circumcised. The exchange is amusing:

hoosiermama:
The only other thing that hit me was that [Larry] Sinclair said BO was not circumcised. When my son was born in a hospital that was done as a matter of routine without even consulting us. Would the same be for Hawaii? OTOH People born at home or in some other cultures are not circumcised.

thecodont:
A relative of mine was born (in a hospital) a couple of years after BO's alleged birth date. He was circumcised also (as a matter of routine, not according to any family request).

afraidfortherepublic:
My son was born in June of 1961 in a hospital in CA, and the nurses released us because of miscommunication in a day and a half before the circumcision was done. We had to go back to the doctor's office to have it done a week later, and the doctor was NOT HAPPY. My second son was born in the same hospital 4 years later. I don't remember them asking me about it. Routine procedure for little boys.

hoosiermama:
Wish we had someone to make a phone call to the hospitols in HI and ask if they routinely do circumcism [sic] and when that practice started.

MHGinTN:
You might want to make that call to a Canadian hospital ...

MHGinTN:
No...it would have been in Kenya....not Canada.

Natural Born 54
I am having a vision of a court room scene. The judge turns to O sitting in the witness chair to his left and says "I am sorry, Mr. President, but I am going to have to ask you to stand and drop trou ....."

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  • What do you mean by "starting" to get weird? :-)

    Funny how some people thought CA meant Canada. However, even in Canadian hospitals at the time, the practice varied. It couldn't be done w/o the parents' permission, and was primarily seen as a "jewish thing" in a country where the majority were catholic.

    It's not like there's any reason to circumcise people if you're a fundie - after all, did god make a mistake by giving baby boys a little extra? Also nice to see how xians kow-tow to their true masters

    • With everybody and their favourite politician thinking-of-the-children, one would think that circumcision would be illegal. But legislating against child abuse is politically incorrect.

      • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

        by Qzukk (229616)

        But legislating against child abuse is politically incorrect.

        We're only allowed to think of someone else's children. Parents can abuse theirs all they want as long as it doesn't end up in a hospital.

      • by tomhudson (43916)

        Of course it's blindingly obvious that circumcision should be illegal - for infants of both sexes.

        The argument that "they don't feel it" is full of crap - back in the days when safety pins were de rigeur for diapers, are they going to argue that jabbing a baby with a pin was okay because they didn't feel it?

        It's okay nowadays to teach the parents to clean it properly when they change the kid.

        By the same token maybe someone should suggest that infants get a colostomy to help the environment - no more

  • So? (Score:2, Informative)

    Genital mutilation is common practice in the United States? Barbarians!
  • Birthers Want To See Obama's Penis

    I wouldn't mind having a peek myself. I think he should show it just to relieve the controversy. If he is proven to be small in stature, it could give visible minorities hope that they can succeed in life despite their physical limitations.

  • Which means I outrank the Birthers in being American, especially since I was born less than a mile from the Alamo.

    I always strip search them, just to be sure they're not aliens.

    Occasionally I get distracted and forget to give them their clothes back and phone the cops about the flasher near where I am, but hey, we ultrapatriotic types can't be expected to do everything by the book, right?

  • the weird turn pro.

    (pudge? are you there? railgunner? anybody?)

    • by mcgrew (92797) *

      Oblig: your quote is from Hunter S. Thompson

      • Indeed. I wanted to see who knew- bait, you know. Some might judge it a Trolling post- feel free to moderate it as such. But you were not the fish I was after. Oh well, maybe next trip.

  • All I can think of is

    WHAT

    THE

    FUCK

    ???????

    Few blacks I've know of were circumcised, did these yahoos all go to all white schools or something? Or don't they have gym class in private school? Were none of these unpatriotic dipshits ever in the military? This is the most absurd thing I've heard of.

    Didn't any of them see the episode of My Name Is Earl where Randy got his foreskin stuck in his zipper?

    It's truly amzing how stupid some racist bastards can be. They just can't accept a *gasp* NEGRO PRESIDENT!

    Apalling.

    • They just can't accept a *gasp* NEGRO PRESIDENT!

      I think they can accept a negro president. I don't think they can accept a Democratic president. They spent 8 years trying to get the last Democratic president fired, and the only thing they could do was get him impeached.

  • In some areas of the country- between 1950 and 2002- circumcision without even parent's permission was common practice unless requested otherwise.

    That ended in 2002- in 2003 I had to request it for my son.

    I see no purpose in the foreskin and a great danger for disease, so that's why I had it done.

    • by Red4man (1347635)
      I see no purpose in the foreskin and a great danger for disease, so that's why I had it done.

      THIS.
      • This Circumcisionism seems to have the same mythology on people as the War on Drugs has on the neoconservatives.

  • You went to Free Republic? You're unclean. Are you contagious? Have you been inoculated? You can catch the super-hyper-flying-fucktarded over there.

    Christ.... I shouldn't even be here. I'll be a mongoloid by 7 a.m. thanks to you, you asshole. I have a sudden urge to go buy a copy of Examiner. Great.

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