Rick Perry questions Obama's birth certificate

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said he doesn't have a "definitive answer" as to whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
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Perry is just trying to show he's batshit crazy, at least enough to get the tea party vote.
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Pro life, pro gun, for smaller government, can remove regulations that are causing our job losses, and he is an Eagle scout. What more can you ask for? I always said give me a man with a beautiful wife, a couple beautiful children, and I will make him President. Remember when Kerry dressed up in his freshly purchased Hunting clothes, and looked like a clown? Perry has hunting clothes, and he looks good. Doesn't debate well? Obama was a great debater, and a professional screw up
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Oct 24, 2011
 
Rick Perry has disclosed that he either lost or misplaced his birth certificate.

He does however acknowledge that he was hatched somewhere in Texas.
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Rick Perry questions Obama's birth certificate? I question his believe on gravity or science.
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Oct 24, 2011
 
Attention Governor Perry: Evolution is a fact

Q. Texas governor and GOP candidate Rick Perry, at a campaign event this week, told a boy that evolution is ”just a theory” with “gaps” and that in Texas they teach “both creationism and evolution.” Perry later added “God is how we got here.” According to a 2009 Gallup study , only 38 percent of Americans say they believe in evolution. If a majority of Americans are skeptical or unsure about evolution, should schools teach it as a mere “theory”? Why is evolution so threatening to religion?

A. There is nothing unusual about Governor Rick Perry. Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history, and they are not unknown in high office. What is unusual about today’s Republican party (I disavow the ridiculous ‘GOP’ nickname, because the party of Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt has lately forfeited all claim to be considered ‘grand’) is this: In any other party and in any other country, an individual may occasionally rise to the top in spite of being an uneducated ignoramus. In today’s Republican Party ‘in spite of’ is not the phrase we need. Ignorance and lack of education are positive qualifications, bordering on obligatory. Intellect, knowledge and linguistic mastery are mistrusted by Republican voters, who, when choosing a president, would apparently prefer someone like themselves over someone actually qualified for the job.
Any other organization -- a big corporation, say, or a university, or a learned society --when seeking a new leader, will go to immense trouble over the choice. The CVs of candidates and their portfolios of relevant experience are meticulously scrutinized, their publications are read by a learned committee, references are taken up and scrupulously discussed, the candidates are subjected to rigorous interviews and vetting procedures. Mistakes are still made, but not through lack of serious effort.
The population of the United States is more than 300 million and it includes some of the best and brightest that the human species has to offer, probably more so than any other country in the world. There is surely something wrong with a system for choosing a leader when, given a pool of such talent and a process that occupies more than a year and consumes billions of dollars, what rises to the top of the heap is George W Bush. Or when the likes of Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin can be mentioned as even remote possibilities.
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Oct 24, 2011
 
A politician’s attitude to evolution is perhaps not directly important in itself. It can have unfortunate consequences on education and science policy but, compared to Perry’s and the Tea Party’s pronouncements on other topics such as economics, taxation, history and sexual politics, their ignorance of evolutionary science might be overlooked. Except that a politician’s attitude to evolution, however peripheral it might seem, is a surprisingly apposite litmus test of more general inadequacy. This is because unlike, say, string theory where scientific opinion is genuinely divided, there is about the fact of evolution no doubt at all. Evolution is a fact, as securely established as any in science, and he who denies it betrays woeful ignorance and lack of education, which likely extends to other fields as well. Evolution is not some recondite backwater of science, ignorance of which would be pardonable. It is the stunningly simple but elegant explanation of our very existence and the existence of every living creature on the planet. Thanks to Darwin, we now understand why we are here and why we are the way we are. You cannot be ignorant of evolution and be a cultivated and adequate citizen of today.
Darwin’s idea is arguably the most powerful ever to occur to a human mind. The power of a scientific theory may be measured as a ratio: the number of facts that it explains divided by the number of assumptions it needs to postulate in order to do the explaining. A theory that assumes most of what it is trying to explain is a bad theory. That is why the creationist or ‘intelligent design’ theory is such a rotten theory.
What any theory of life needs to explain is functional complexity. Complexity can be measured as statistical improbability, and living things are statistically improbable in a very particular direction: the direction of functional efficiency. The body of a bird is not just a prodigiously complicated machine, with its trillions of cells - each one in itself a marvel of miniaturized complexity - all conspiring together to make muscle or bone, kidney or brain. Its interlocking parts also conspire to make it good for something - in the case of most birds, good for flying. An aero-engineer is struck dumb with admiration for the bird as flying machine: its feathered flight-surfaces and ailerons sensitively adjusted in real time by the on-board computer which is the brain; the breast muscles, which are the engines, the ligaments, tendons and lightweight bony struts all exactly suited to the task. And the whole machine is immensely improbable in the sense that, if you randomly shook up the parts over and over again, never in a million years would they fall into the right shape to fly like a swallow, soar like a vulture, or ride the oceanic up-draughts like a wandering albatross. Any theory of life has to explain how the laws of physics can give rise to a complex flying machine like a bird or a bat or a pterosaur, a complex swimming machine like a tarpon or a dolphin, a complex burrowing machine like a mole, a complex climbing machine like a monkey, or a complex thinking machine like a person.
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#71
Oct 25, 2011
 
21% of Americans believe the President was not born in America. If Perry gets their votes, oh well.
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Oct 25, 2011
 
Uneducated fools can be found in every country and every period of history. But today this is a very special time in history.

The population of the United States is more than 300 million and it includes some of the best and brightest that the human species has to offer, probably more so than any other country in the world. There is surely something wrong with a system for choosing a leader when, given a pool of such talent. Anti science and education figure raise to the top.

Don't you ask your self what's wrong?
Serious? Relativity theory and Evolution theory denier become the front runner president candidate in USA? Come on! This USA, not poor 4th world state!

I even can't imagine anti science figure become the leader of industrialized third world country.
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Oct 26, 2011
 
Democrats killed the industrialized part of the nation with millions of useless regulations, and Democrat protected Unions killed the Educational system. America is different now. We will solve many of her problems in the 2012 election when we return America to her exceptional state.

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CAE is such an ignorant racist, the TeaParty would run him for president if they knew who it was.
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Oct 26, 2011
 
WDRussell wrote:
CAE is such an ignorant racist, the TeaParty would run him for president if they knew who it was.
Plus if he openly admit he is anti science. Tea party would run him for president.
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Lots of people question Obama's citizenship. He brought it on himself when he provided a fake birth certificate to Americans, as if they were children to be duped. We don't care now, as it is apparant he is a 1 term President with barely a year left to serve.
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Katy K wrote:
Pro life, pro gun, for smaller government, can remove regulations that are causing our job losses, and he is an Eagle scout. What more can you ask for? I always said give me a man with a beautiful wife, a couple beautiful children, and I will make him President. Remember when Kerry dressed up in his freshly purchased Hunting clothes, and looked like a clown? Perry has hunting clothes, and he looks good. Doesn't debate well? Obama was a great debater, and a professional screw up
It's funny you mention smaller government when most of the jobs Perry "Created" were government jobs.

You want to talk job losses? Perry passed legislature to give illegals $100,000 for college. Screw native Texans, let's get more illegals working!

Perry is nothing but "Bush Lite". He looks like him, acts like him and tries to talk like him.

Hell he IS Bush, only not as bright!

He also needs to go to the library and look up the definition of "Ponzi Scheme" because he has no clue what he's talking about.
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He passed a law granting everyone who graduated from a Texas H S permission to pay in state tuition. There is no State tax in Texas. Colleges are supported by sales taxes. Sales taxes paid by every one including the families of the very students I just spoke about. New Hampshire just started doing the same thing. Find something else to whine about. Perry is much smarter, and capable then the current President by a long shot. We have had 3 miserable years of Barack the stupid. It is time for a change. BW, everyone paying into Social Security knows it is a ponzi scheme. Unless you were among the first ones retiring with it you will get less, and less until it is gone. We both, my husband, and I pay into it, but we will never see a penny,

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