Arizona's Penis-Free "Birther" Bill Is Back in Action

Categories: Birthers (sigh)
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Republican state Representative Carl Seel and Senator Judy Burges are still trying to keep Americans they somehow believe are Kenyans -- well, at least one -- from being on the state's ballot in presidential elections.

Last year, a "birther" bill was approved by the Legislature and passed on to Governor Jan Brewer, who vetoed it -- probably because it called for a description of a candidate's penis as an option to get on the ballot.

Seel's at it again this year, as we told you about the watered-down, penis-free edition of the "birther" bill he submitted in January.

That bill apparently never even received committee assignments, but with the "birthers," if there's a will, there's a way.

Another one of Seel's bills, relating to the state's health care program, passed out of the House pretty easily last week.

Thanks to the glory of the strike-everything amendment -- and Seel's "birther" buddy on the Senate side, Burges -- Seel's "birther" bill lives on, and was approved yesterday by a Senate committee.

It still has another committee to clear, but the continuously debunked conspiracy theory that President Obama's not eligible to be president clearly lives on -- Seel actually made an appearance at Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's "birther" press conference, making it clear he was intent on getting this type of legislation passed.

This attempt at "birther"-ism forces candidates to sign a sworn affidavit -- under penalties of perjury -- that they're eligible. The chair of the national political party for each candidate has to do the same (as if Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz wouldn't sign this affidavit on behalf of the president).

The bill also allows any qualified elector to challenge the affidavits in court, and it comes with an emergency clause -- just to be sure someone could create yet another statewide embarrassment by November if the governor were to sign this thing.

The bill still has several steps to go through before coming close to being law, but it's on the move.

Click here to read Burges' amendment -- the same as Seel's bill -- passed yesterday by the committee.

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mjcc1987
mjcc1987

What the fuck is wrong with you people?

DNichols
DNichols

If the three hundred Chid Abuse cases on Arpaio's desk were white Children, he would have done his job, and investigated them fully.

If President Obama had White skin Arpaio would have never cared about his Birth Cerificate.

Yes I beleive Arpaio truly is "The Face of Racism."

It is even more sad to see how many followers he has.

Extremist Groups, and Racism like a Cancer is growing.

Roro
Roro

If this sort of bill gets signed into law, I hope that neither party or any candidate signs any sort of affidavitm thereby disenfranchising all Arizonans in the coming Presidential election by having no candidates for President on the ballot.

Wanumba
Wanumba

Dumbfuck Seel.  See what "Clean Elections" gave us?

We should sterilize the whole bunch of these pinheads.

Or, send them to Utah...

Richard Simmons
Richard Simmons

again.....they continue to make us citizens look like fucking morons.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

What part of "President Obama is a U.S. citizen" don't the birthers get?

Donald Trump tried to pull this same bullshit, even claiming he sent investigators to Hawaii. What did he end up with? Egg on his face and the embarrassment of knowing Obama is a citizen.

Here we go again, Arizona is leading the way in embarrassing itself. Makes me glad I am considering a new job in Boston.

 

Guest
Guest

 Aww, let 'em just do it - then everybody can gloat & cheer when nothing comes of it.

 On the other hand he has spent millions fighting to keep his past secret - better to keep up the name calling & belittling rather than take the chance, huh?

scottsdalebubbe
scottsdalebubbe

 All the birther cases have been thrown out of court without ever even going to trial.  They have been filed by a nutzoid woman, herself not a natural born citizen, who bought her law degree from an online diploma mill, accredited only in California.

One of her telling remarks is that Obama isn't fit to carry her luggage.  That tells you what her racism-addled imitation brain thinks about the proper place for Magna Cum Laude Harvard Graduates whose skin is darker than hers.  She isn't fit to carry out his garbage.

Jenna
Jenna

 I guess you missed the Magna Cum Laude graduate of an Ivy League school? It tells you he was an outstanding student. And how about those 8 years as an IL Legislator? Is that buried in the basement of some building in Springfield, IL?

a
a

Actually, he has spend very little to defend himself almost all of the lawsuits have not included him as a defendant.  Virtually all the case are dismissed before any serious lawyering is needed.  So it is unlikely that he has spent even 10s of thousands of dollars defending himself.

Paula Pennypacker
Paula Pennypacker

Will Rep. Seel sign a sworn affidavit, under penalties of perjury, that he did not sell out to the banks?  Last year Seel killed a very important piece of legislation that would have made banks prove chain of title, and that they hold the necessary paper before they can foreclose on a property owner.  Magically, somehow --  Seel procured a loan modification to keep his home from going into foreclosure and the bill was DOA.  Now you see it -- now you don't!Corruption is rampant down under the Capitol Dome -- but change is coming in 2012 -- so stay tuned.

scottsdalebubbe
scottsdalebubbe

 Paula -- Thank you for being a rational voice in a sea of insanity.  In regard to change ... from your mouth to god's ear!

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 It is way too often we forget about yesterday's corrupt actions because of today's corrupt or just plain stupid actions.  Put together over years, Seel is not worthy of his office and he has proven it several times.  Unfortunately, many of the voters in this state are voting blind.

Bnbk
Bnbk

I was also unaware of that little tid bit,thanks Paula.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Let's hope so, Paula. Let's hope so. 

Paula Pennypacker
Paula Pennypacker

Google "SB 1259 Now this is Getting Ridiculous - AZ Rep Carl Seel"  to read one press account of the "Seel Deal," where he received a $100K principal reduction 2 days after he killed foreclosure legislation.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I will. Thanks. Seel is a sick man. He needs to be put out to pasture, right alongside Babeu, Arpaio, Pearce and a few other Republicans.

TeoBuneo
TeoBuneo

 Indict the slimy asshole!

Mr. Duke
Mr. Duke

This is so ridiculously sad.  We have so many real problems facing this state.  Deteriorating education system, high unemployment, a state budget that's a complete mess, and this is what these fatheaded schleps focus on????  Give it up already!! There's a black guy in office, and there's nothing you can do about!!!!! 

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 Mr Duke, You have to learn to look on the bright side of things. Thanks to the "Fatheaded schleps" we will soon have a bunch of undereducated, unemployed hillbillys running around public buildings heavily armed.

Nweng
Nweng

What does it say about the intelligence of the birthers when even Faux Noos states that the theory has been debunked and they continue to march down this path?

MsJoanne
MsJoanne

It's like the Tea Party idiots that Freedom Works created and Fox sponsored 24/7. The master can no longer control its own monster

Lennieclark
Lennieclark

Unfortunately, I live in this kook's district ! How peope can put up with such a clear fascist is beyond me.
Leonard Clark

Rvhobo1954
Rvhobo1954

I guess if I was one of them snake oil addicts on the right wing side of the political spectrum and all I had to vote for is a Mormon who wears magic underwear, believes when he dies he will get his own personal planet, got filthy rich raiding companies as a venture/vulture capitalist leaving in his wake unemployed folks or the serial adulterer, moon colony looney tune who swears if he is elected he will give us $2.50 a gallon gas, swears he is a morality expert, but if one asks his ex-wives one gets different view, swinger, married to a home wrecker who he says will make a good 1st lady and they can teach us all about moral ethics etc., then the Popes pick, who wishes to bring back the Spanish Inquistion, and burn all the heretics at the stake and the funniest one is the country doctor who wishes to rule with no government, or anarchy, take us back to the pre-1900 gold standard, only catch is where will he get enough gold for everyone? Now my guess is some will have none! Now this is the GOP 4 ring circus, which none can win unless maybe some dirty politics is attempted, keep some elderly, poor, non white voters from the polls, or best yet just deny the duly elected president his right to be on the ballet! I would laugh if these fools did not represent 35% of Arizona and 22% of USA nationally sad fact is nationally the 22% looney tunes have driven this national bus into a ditch from 2000-2008, and want to drive it again!

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