Total Humiliation Delayed: Senate Vote on Birther Bill Postponed

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The Arizona state Senate was scheduled to debate the humiliating "Birther" bill yesterday, but that didn't happen -- the Senate has postponed a preliminary vote on the bill.

The bill already has failed in the Arizona Legislature twice -- once last year and once in the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year. However, thanks to a strike-everything amendment, it's found its way back onto the plates of state legislators, who undoubtedly have much better things to do than deal with politically symbolic, conspiracy-theory crap like this.

As we mentioned yesterday, the bill is slightly different from the original -- but equally embarrassing for Arizona.

It would require political parties to provide a presidential candidate's birth certificate to election officials before that person's name is allowed on the Arizona ballot. It also would require the party to provide a statement saying where the candidate has lived for the past 14 years.

As you probably know, U.S. citizenship already is a federal requirement to be president -- so if it were to become law it would be purely symbolic and useless.

Aside from the bill's uselessness, it is in direct response to the repeatedly debunked controversy over President Barack Obama's citizenship and the right-wing conspiracy theorist "birther" movement. Birthers are lunatics, which adds further to the humiliation Arizona faces by having a bill like this even discussed by lawmakers.

The bill has not yet been scheduled for another vote.

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Chad Snow
Chad Snow

Although there is a provision that if the presidential candidate can provide legislators with sweet college football tickets and airfare, the proof of citizenship requirement is waived.

J Curwen
J Curwen

They really should pass this, just to illustrate the extent of their collective mental handicap.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Why did the MCSO snit with the MC Board of Supervisors become a state issue? Answer: Because the shurf needed his butt buddy, pearce. to try to make it happen in spite of the MC Board of Supervisors. Now that things have calmed a bit and Andy T is gone, Brock and Kunasek will move off center back into line with the shurf.... once an asshole, always an asshole, eh guys?


Thank you Congressman, I assure you your suggestions are being seriously considered by the Arizona Legislature.

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