Geraldo Rivera Says "Birthers" Are "All Smoking Crack" -- True?

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Geraldo Rivera, back when he wasted America's time opening an empty vault.
Geraldo Rivera reminded us yesterday that he's still alive, after telling conspiracy-theorist Lord Christopher Monckton that he and the rest of the "birthers" are "all smoking crack together."

Monckton, not surprisingly, was just in Surprise on Monday to talk to the "Surprise Tea Party Patriots," with donations going to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Cold Case Posse.

Monckton, another individual who denies being a "birther," told Rivera there are "clear irregularities in the document," that document, of course, being President Obama's birth certificate.

While Monckton was talking up "birther"-ism and Arpaio, the guest from the left chimed in -- Adam Peck from Think Progress -- saying the "notion that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is one of the United States' preeminent sheriffs is like saying Chef Boyardee is one of the nation's preeminent cooks."

(You can catch the audio, complete with conspiracy-theory intro, by clicking here.)

This morning's question: is Rivera right about "birthers" "smoking crack"?

Cast your vote below:



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Mayra Dominguez Otero
Mayra Dominguez Otero

Today people who smoke crack/cocain are very obvious. With so many drugs available its ashame how this world is so lost in the drugs/domestic violence/prostitution/etc. Then we worry on how they get the drug and who sold it. People drugs been around for generations the only problem is when it involves a crime and distroying families.

John
John

What a dumb-ass....

NMPatriot1
NMPatriot1

I believe Arizona should apply to move between Alabama and Mississippi.  The mentality of a large part of the population would fit in so well.  

NMPatriot1
NMPatriot1

Tea Party  (aka tea baggers) .  Fat old inbred uneducated white people who have been failures their entire life and want to blame it on everyone but themselves.  Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and stop your constant whining.  

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

 PS:  Lord Monckton has a colorful history of bending the truth.  Google him.  He's a lunatic like the rest of the birthers.

Marcy
Marcy

  Leave  your email or phone number here and I will contact you very soon. im like a porn bitch  goddess in heat all the time.

PeeOnTea
PeeOnTea

Ronald Reagan made it perfectly OK to publicly hate and humiliate
poor people, especially women, also the gays, and anyone who disagreed with his
right wing politics. The tea baggers are just following his old, bigoted footsteps
more than 30 years later.

Marcy
Marcy

  For you to jam your big young cock into my tight ass is what I wanted from you bad boy.

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

“I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no
matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest, but I’m
speaking to the vast majority of the American people,” Obama said. “We
do not have time for this kind of silliness.”

Ed
Ed

This just gets to me -- because I know that Arpaio is corrupt -- yet clearly Obama is beyond power hungry and corrupt as well.  I honestly believe -- based on everything the birthers have brought forward, including the latest literary agent biography from 1991 that says Obama used to market himself as born in Kenya (come on?) -- that there is enough to really take a good look at this.  Yet when people do look at it and find all these irregularities, other people -- instead of debunking the findings point by point just reduce themselves to name calling "birthers" "quacks" or they are "smoking crack."  Like friggen children. 

Obviously the evidence does not jive here -- Hawaii keeps certifying that they have something, yet what Obama produces is not it?  What in the heck is going on here??  This is the President  -- a public figure in whom we are to trust -- when he hides his life (in records) and then produces obviously manipulated PDF files -- what are we to make of it?  No one denies that those PDF files have anomalies, and everyone seems to want to justify them -- but they are right there for everyone to see -- not very reassuring when the evidence continues to mount that we know very little about this President.

Now Arpaio (whom I dislike with a passion) takes the banner of going forward -- which we all know why?  He is doing his -- well you are investigating me so I'm going to investigate you routine, which totally detracts from a serious inquiry that I think needs to be made.  Arpaio should not be the one to do it, but no one else will touch it because they don't want to get the birther label -- its ridiculous.  Arpaio is doing it because he believes he has been backed into a corner, but any of his findings are tainted by the prosecution the Obama administration is doing against him.  Are there no adults left with cojones?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I really like the Chef Boyardee analogy. Seems very appropriate for the MCSO shurf. 

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

Geraldo one of these right wing whacko's, Sheriff Babeu prefers to sniff cracks, and smoke poles.

Truth to Power
Truth to Power

So wait, a foreigner is telling us that a state's legal forms are invalid? Let's see his work visa, if he's here talking for fees. There are plenty of unemployed birthers here who could be doing that job. 

He's foreigner taking American jobs. Show me your papers!

Nicholsdaves
Nicholsdaves

One Arizona right wing whacko Sheriff prefers sniffing cracks, and smoking poles.

Barbaraespinosa
Barbaraespinosa

CASE CLOSED..Congressional Research Service - an arm of the Library of Congress that is supposed to provide authoritative but impartial research for elected members - advised that its analysts agreed
In a paper written when George Romney was a Presidential Candidate aimed at clarifying presidential eligibility, the Congressional Research Service declared that the practical, legal meaning of "natural born citizen" would "most likely include" not only anyone born on U.S. soil but anyone born overseas of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen.

Marcy
Marcy

 That was it?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

  Thats just not gonna happen Marcy this is 2012 not 1969. kids today are running scared. the free love days of the 1960s are over darlin. unless your gay like me. we love easy sex.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

Hawai'i has verified his birth time and time again.  You must be smoking crack to discount all the facts that prove President Obama's citizenship, and to put credence in what a bunch of partisan hacks make up about our president because of their hate of his race.

PDF files have nothing to do with the president's birth certificate.  The scanned copy that is on the White House website has been verified as the document Hawai'i released. 

The Full Faith & Credit Clause of the US Constitution guarantees that when a state makes a verification, all other states and the federal government are bound by that proof, and indeed it is conclusive and self-authenticating proof in every court of law.

So if you're not smoking crack, ask yourself why it is that you won't accept President Obama's American citizenship.  Is it because you don't like having someone different than you in office? 

Otherwise, good luck with that birther lie. 

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

 Yeah - President Obama has the cojones:
"“I know that there’s going to be a segment of people for which, no
matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest, but I’m
speaking to the vast majority of the American people,” Obama said. “We
do not have time for this kind of silliness.”

Larryinsunnyslope
Larryinsunnyslope

 You cant trust anyone under 50. if you do your a fucking fool.

North shore surfer
North shore surfer

 Not me im a 22 year old surfer from the north shoe of Oahu and I agree with them.

Ed
Ed

"Hawai'i has verified his birth time and time again.  You must be smoking
crack to discount all the facts that prove President Obama's
citizenship, and to put credence in what a bunch of partisan hacks make
up about our president because of their hate of his race."

Yes, I thought it was over too when Hawaii certified it the first time -- but there is just more and more evidence mounting.  What are we to believe now?  I thought the Hawaiian certification -- mind you -- Hawaii is not actually providing a certified copy though -- they are just certifying that they have a record of his birth.  I think there has been enough hoopla over this whole thing to warrant the disclosure of a true certified copy -- I honestly think that is what is going to take.  Hawaii simply keeps producing letters saying that they certify to have a record of it, but where is it?  At the end of the day, these certifications are being created by elected politicians.

"PDF files have nothing to do with the president's birth certificate. 
The scanned copy that is on the White House website has been verified as
the document Hawai'i released."

Now -- come on?  You are just saying that.  No certified copy has been released... the PDF file is an obviously manipulated doc.  There have been so many debunkers of that -- so many people with extensive experience manipulating images that have come forward, it's frankly a joke to see someone defend it based on what they read on the news.

"So if you're not smoking crack, ask yourself why it is that you won't
accept President Obama's American citizenship.  Is it because you don't
like having someone different than you in office?"

I used to accept it -- for the longest time, but the controversy is not dying down and more evidence keeps mounting that this man was marketing himself with his agent as born in Kenya -- should I just shut my eyes and say -- no but he said he was born in Hawaii and that's good enough for me.  It used to be -- but the avalanche of controverting evidence goes on and on.  His need to keep every single one of his records secret is quite troubling, too.  Even his senate records are not being disclosed?  For a public figure?  What gives?  At some point, as much as you want to ignore the birther thing, Obama's own response to this raises the suspicion further.

And I just love the reference to racism -- it's getting old, don't you think?  I whole heartedly supported Obama in '08 -- this has nothing to do with racism, simply with putting an issue to bed that should have been done a long time ago.  Be it because of race of not -- it shouldn't matter -- to me (personally) this is about dotting the "i's" and crossing the "t's."  Not about him being "different" whatever that means -- he is clearly just like Bush or worse.   The bottom line is that a great section of the population does not trust this president.  His extra secrecy does not help his case either -- people are simply losing faith in a government that believes the people shouldn't ask questions.

Ed
Ed

So we should just stop asking and believe then -- contrary to the mounting controverting evidence.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 So when exactly DID you drop out of school, Larry? Was it first or second grade? Were the other kids making fun of you? I can explain why they did if you still don't understand. And did you ask your mother about me? Just don't expect any birthday presents. I'm not really proud of the way you turned out.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Old enough to be your daddy - ask your Mother.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

 Your bigotry and lack of intellect are showing Larry.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Sure you are, babooz. You're just a west valley birther with skidmarks in your BVDs, a second grade education and drool on your keyboard. But keep trying. I think it's really a good world where people like you can be taught new skills.

jtmunkus
jtmunkus

The courts have all roundly rejected all this putative "evidence" that you and your birther friends have manufactured to discredit our president.

Hawai'i verified his birth.  Over and over again. 

I never referred to racism.  It's amusing to me that people like you believe that racism is fair-minded people calling you and the birthers racist.  Don't want to be called a racist?  Don't support race-baiting founded on lies, innuendo, and racial slurs.

My point is that you won't accept our president's verified citizenship because you're scared of something.  What is it? 

Are you an ignorant racist, or just an ignorant fool?

Scottsdalebubbe
Scottsdalebubbe

 Contrary to the mounting bogus, faux, manufactured "evidence."   None of which would pass a test of being "evidence" in a court of law.

The second that Orly Taitz, Israeli immigrant, she of the online law degree good only in California, said that Obama wasn't even fit to carry her suitcase, I knew that was a reference to what she and the other birthers think of Obama being President -- a black man should never aspire or achieve more than servant status -- and denigrated servant status at that.  If it talks like a racist ..., if it hangs out with people who talk like racists ...

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

  Thank you. I know im better than him. everybody who meets me loves me and my great intellect and my funny sexy gay smile.

Larryinsunnyslope
Larryinsunnyslope

  Im a proud Kentucky Hillbilly. I grew up in the Hollers of Eastern Kentucky near Boonville and Hazard. I have played in a blue grass band for a living for over 40 years so im not doing to bad. I grew up on a tobacco farm and I quit school at 14 years old to help my dads farm so we could survive. this is how it really is out there in the real world city boy. I was never a smart mouthed disrespectful city punk like you are on my worst day in life. I got something you dont have. I got respect for my fellow human beings and you have none. and im a great musician who gets royalty checks in the mail every month for my past bluegrass recordings with my band. im not as stupid as you might think.

Marcy
Marcy

  I think you got to mike mentally on that one. lol

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 changing my name here seemed to work. see? aggravating isnt it?

Avoid the Void
Avoid the Void

 Im starting to think your his daddy and your a gay stalker and groupie of this guy.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Changing your name but not your illiterate writing style doesn't score you any points, Goober. So who's your daddy?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Yes, indeed, Goober. Let's hear it for illiteracy and ignorance. Why, without them fine qualities your beloved self-described toughest shurf wouldn't have no job.And tea baggers wouldn't have no party.

Jim
Jim

  Some of the smartest people I ever met were school drop outs. they were very street smart not book smart and its better to have them street smart types by your side in life that a book smart sissy who cant do shit to help you in a tough spot. those types cant even fight their way out of a wet paper bag.

Yougogirl
Yougogirl

 Your so much better than him, you go girl!

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Im gay so thats where the old lady bitching biddy hen part comes from.

Larryinsunnyslope
Larryinsunnyslope

 I could care less about your and your your your whatever. I have better things to do in life than nit pick  online with some hillbilly like myself like some bored lil old lady bitching biddy hen on new times blogs. fuck you your a loser with no fucking life.

HELLS ANGEL CHICO
HELLS ANGEL CHICO

 I would have helped you get a good paying  acting gig/part in this movie if I knew who you were and how to contact you. we needed over 70 guys and girls for this movie a few weeks ago at the casting call in Scottsdale.

david saint
david saint

ive met a few HA Chico, and all of them were cool as hell towards me...

HELLS ANGEL CHICO
HELLS ANGEL CHICO

  All local HAs MC ARIZONA are on the movie set of www.deadin5heartbeats.com  being filmed here in the valley. they are not on drugs or in jail. they are getting paid well for acting  in this movie though. if they were all on drugs jeff santo the film maker would not use them as actors. there are 2 members of the HA on SOA sons of anarchy tv show. we are not the drugged out losers you think we are.we are making legal money the easy way. you should try it sometime, it sure beats working a 40 hour work week for low pay for a living

Demoncyde
Demoncyde

 So you're that same washed up H.A. has been, right? I hear the MCSO is looking for you. They got a warrant for your arrest.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

It's "you're", not "your,' son. One's a contraction and the other a possessive, you poor, illiterate wretch. And I'd guess your drop out date from school was first grade. Who's your daddy, birther?

Larryinsunnyslope
Larryinsunnyslope

 Im  68 years old so unless your older than that go fuck yourself boy!

Larryinsunnyslope
Larryinsunnyslope

 Your pseudo intellectual pompous know it all snobbery are showing shadeaux14

North shore surfer
North shore surfer

 I live near teds bakery at sunset beach on the north shore. stop by and ask for me Kala Alexander. everybody knows me here and at pipeline and haleiwa beach park. I will be nice enough to take you to eat shrimp at Giovannis shrimp wagon is haleiwa. after all im a Hawaiian surfer the coolest culture on earth.

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