Thoughts on the Constitution and Rodents’ Posteriors

Posted on December 18, 2008 10:59 am

The Drudge Report mentioned Chelsea Clinton as a possibility for replacing her mother the other day. Now Chelsea is a little younger than me — she’s only turning 29 in February of next year — which would make her Constitutionally ineligible. Drudge then pointed out that three Senators have served who were underage.

So, are the qualifications for Representative, Senator, and President basically the speed limits of the Constitution? I mean, no one really cares that much as long as you’re close? Some would say that disregarding these stark rules in Constitution would soon mean we’ll disregard the rest of the Constitution, like if we tolerate someone going 56 in a 55 mph zone soon we’ll not prosecute people for murder. I think most can use their common sense though to distinguish a small thing from a big thing, though; yeah, those are rules in the Constitution, but we all know the Founding Fathers just pulled the age limit numbers out of their asses and it isn’t those little clauses in the Constitution that keeps us from electing foreign babies as president.

Now, all of this is not to say I think Chelsea Clinton would be a good choice. In an appointment where it’s not the American people making the choice, I think the qualifications are more important because that’s where extreme abuse is possible. Still, her age would be far from my first objection. Then again, it’s hard to get too worked up on any Senate appointment because, really, any idiot can be a Senator.

So, to the main point: There is a conspiracy theory going around that Obama was born in Kenya. I think the conspiracy is ridiculous, but even if it’s true people are trying to make a big deal whether Obama was zero months old in Kenya (born to an American mother) versus zero months old in Hawaii — like that makes any difference to who he his forty-seven years later or who the American people think they elected (they already know he spent a good portion of his childhood in Indonesia which would seem to have much more influence but is not a Constitutional disqualifier). Why this is an annoying controversy is that even if hell freezed over and these conspiracy theorists won and got Obama disqualified, they’d still be weenies. They caught Obama going 56 in a 55 mph zone and convinced everyone it was really really important.

We’re conservatives. We have jobs, families, responsibilities. Because of this, we have a very limited supply of rats’ asses. We’re not like the Kos Kids; we can’t get apoplectic over every little thing convinced it’s going to be the magic bullet to stop the other side if we just make enough noise to convince everyone it’s important. We just don’t have enough rat’s asses to give to all those little things. In the coming years there are going to be lot’s of silly conspiracy theories and minor infractions on the Democrats’ part that we could waste time on, and there will also be big things like war and socialism. You have to take a good hard look at your limited supply of precious rats’ asses and decide which things are important enough to be given one, as a huge part of being a conservative is knowing when to give and when not to give your rats’ asses.

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83 Responses to “Thoughts on the Constitution and Rodents’ Posteriors”

  1. Rat’s Asses in Limited Supply | Autumn People links:

    […] Frank J. over at IMAO opines on the rat ass supply of conservative vs liberal: We’re conservatives. We have jobs, families, responsibilities. Because of this, we have a very limited supply of rats’ asses. We’re not like the Kos Kids; we can’t get apoplectic over every little thing convinced it’s going to be the magic bullet to stop the other side if we just make enough noise to convince everyone it’s important. We just don’t have enough rat’s asses to give to all those little things. In the coming years there are going to be lot’s of silly conspiracy theories and minor infractions on the Democrats’ part that we could waste time on, and there will also be big things like war and socialism. You have to take a good hard look at your limited supply of precious rats’ asses and decide which things are important enough to be given one, as a huge part of being a conservative is knowing when to give and when not to give your rats’ asses. […]

  2. Gabrielle says:

    Judith, very nicely stated. And along those lines we see lots of Obamites telling us where to stick our Constitution since they got tricked into voting for a person not eligible to run. It would seem like they are the sore losers. They were tricked and would rather burn everything we stand for rather than say, opps! There’s a book somewhere about Liberalism as a mental health disorder, I bet that book would sum up the Obamites pretty well.

  3. Jim says:

    Apparently I’ll never make a good conservative- can’t seem to make the corners on my tinfoil hat properly, You guys go on straining at gnats about how Obama isn’t a citizen. After you’ve completely lost credibility, who’s going to fight the real issues…

    What a bunch of a$$holes

  4. seanmahair says:

    I hate to break it to you Jim boyo, but tin foil hats belong on the heads of those Kwaszy Kos Kids, as that is where they originated. The difference between most conservatives and most liberals is that conservatives actually believe there is a moral authority, liberals can’t believe anyone still believes in morals at all.

    There are people who keep the Sabbath day (which ever one you like) holy. They are unfortunately in the minority. Most people say they believe but when push comes to shove, when the rubber hits the road, when they have to actually DO something or not do something …..well that’s another story.

    The fact that the man that is going to represent our country, the head of our government, the commander in chief of the largest most powerful military in the history of the world is possibly a liar, thief and cheat is very important. If he’s willing to defraud the people of this nation just to become president what else is he willing to do to become “the ruler” of the rest of the world. After all his sycophants have assured us he is, “ready to rule.

    If nothing else makes you scared that should frighten you to death.

  5. HCG says:

    #53 You are correct. You will never be a conservative if you can’t refrain from calling people a-holes during political debate. Ad Hominem – the bread and butter of libtards. Do yourself a favor, and buy yourself a thesaurus and etiquette guide for Christmas. See, you can insult someone without cursing.

  6. Gabrielle says:

    I wanted to add that I have been enjoying the comments. This is the most intelligent group of responses I have seen on this topic. Many of you make some very good arguments, and made excellent points that I haven’t seen on any other page.

  7. Jim says:

    Okay this is actually a local low point in my life. I just got lectured in etiquette by a guy who uses “libtard” in a sentence. Frank’s basic point remains, and I’ll say it much more harshly than he will. Quit trying to save the world from the comfort and safety of your parents basements, stop watching for black helicopters, and worry about what matters. The whole “Obama isn’t a citizen” thing is nothing short of political pornography, meant to distract and to keep all of you good republicans in circular firing squad mode. As for myself, this has been a perfectly good waste of time. I think I’ll go find some real porn.

  8. Jim says:

    I’m sorry did I say life-I meant day. The whole heart attack/stent thing was a life low point.

  9. ImperialDave says:

    “Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” – Frederick Douglass

    Looks like we have found the exact amount of injustice and wrong you guys are willing to have imposed upon you.

  10. Jim says:

    Here I’ll resubmit so #57 will make sense:
    Okay this is actually a local low point in my life. I just got lectured in etiquette by a guy who uses “libtard” in a sentence. Frank’s basic point remains, and I’ll say it much more harshly than he will. Quit trying to save the world from the comfort and safety of your parents basements, stop watching for black helicopters, and worry about what matters. The whole “Obama isn’t a citizen” thing is nothing short of political p0rn0graphy, meant to distract and to keep all of you good republicans in circular firing squad mode. As for myself, this has been a perfectly good waste of time. I think I’ll go find some real p0rn.

  11. seanmahair says:

    Dang, you even said it more succinctly and you’re still wrong.

    If he is NOT a citizen he CANNOT LEGALLY be president. It is the LAW. And while I understand that some people (liberals, democrats, enemy combatants ex-cetera, ex-cetera, ex-cetera) don’t feel the need to be bound by laws, commandments, contracts or sacred honor, most of us understand that civilizations cannot operate outside the bounds of law. “That my dear children” is anarchy, “and is frowned upon in most societies.”

    For your edification I am a college educated, mother of 6, grandmother of 4, who works 40 hours a week to help support my family and pay my expanding taxes. While my computer is in the lower level of my home it resides in a family room which is used all day everyday but many and sundry. I’m sorry you’re struggling but you’re not the only one. My sweet spouse has been laid off for 6 months after 18 years of service to an industry destined for the garbage heap with little opportunity to ever work in his chosen field again. Things are tough all over.

    That said the facts are the facts. Our king will not prove he is a citizen and should have been made to do so from the get go. In order for my son to join the military he had to provide a certified copy of his birth certificate, his wife and son had to provide them as well just to get ID cards. Somehow the requirements for the Commander In Chief, the person trusted with the “football”, the man with his hand on the button should be under the SAME requirements.

    Or may-haps we do deserve a king, Great Britain done so well under them. Nothing like making the sacrifice of all of our military dead count for absolutely nothing.

  12. Jim says:

    I was wrong the actual low point of my day was when I ruined the cream of wheat

  13. Gabrielle says:

    The low point of my day has been reading the low points of Jim’s life/day. I kee wondering why he bothers to keep coming back here when he’s made his point and is not willing to recognize that Obama is no one’s President. An illegal alien has come into your house illegally, is taking your money, and is threatening the very existance of everything your family has ever worked for, but the low point of Jim’s day is bad Cream of Wheat. mmmmk

  14. Gabrielle says:

    I bet the highlight of Jim’s day is that he just saved a bunch of money on his car insurance.

  15. ImperialDave says:

    “Quit trying to save the world from the comfort and safety of your parents basements”

    Funny, I was trying to do it from Iraq. Where are you again, Jim?

  16. Jim says:

    Here paying for the trip for you-Your welcome

  17. 4 of 7 says:

    ‘What a bunch of a$$holes’ = ‘Libtards’?

  18. Jim says:

    Well yeah, basically
    The concept is depersonalizing your opponent making it seem that their not worth your time.
    Not entirely proud of that one but I’m old, my time is short, my patience is thin.
    My final question is this: If the Obama conspiracy theory is true why didn’t Hillary use it to destroy him early on?
    Remember we’re talking about the worst politicians wife since Lady Macbeth

  19. Gabrielle says:

    I think it’s because Obama was originally supposed to be her VP, so she didn’t say anything. Then I think he bought he silence with the position that she can’t take because it is against the Constitution. So she can’t say anything because then she can’t take her post as SoS. Right guys?

  20. Gabrielle says:

    +r

  21. HCG says:

    Hi Jim,
    I’ll play devil’s advocate. There are a few reasons I can think of why Hillary didn’t go after his birth certificate.
    1. Ego. She thought it was her coronation.
    2. She’s never read the constitution.
    3. BHO might have hypnotized her, http://www.imao.us/index.php/author/harvey/.
    4. She and BHO have been lovers since shortly after his keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
    :)

  22. ImperialDave says:

    Yes, thank you for sending me away from my family for 12-15 months to such a lovely place, and it’s for free mind you. It’s not like we’re doing anything over here. I’m actually becoming more and more convinced that you aren’t actually a conservative but really a liberal troll sent here to make us all crazy. Then again that ploy would require more intelligence then most liberals possess… Then I must reconsider your continual misuse of the words “your” and “their”. That points to liberal…

  23. Jim says:

    Continual? I misused their once, Geez I’m sorry. apparently that invalidates anything I have to say and worse yet makes me (gasp) a liberal. If the entire conservative movement from here on is going to consist of a bunch of people crooking their finger at someone and screaming “liberal” at someone every time they don’t agree with you. I don’t see much future in it.

    Sorry Civil Engineer not English professor

    Hillary and BHO lovers. Not an image I needed

  24. seanmahair says:

    Dave thank you for your service. I too am paying for your trip but I appreciate and value your willingness to put your life on the line daily and appreciate your families sacrifice.

    Gabrielle good points all. (next time post an alert before saying something like Hitlery and BO and lovers in the same sentence, I just ate)

    Jim, it is always interesting to see the mental gymnastics someone will go through to prove a point. No matter how you slice it, being a natural born citizen is still one of the requirements to be president. NO ONE, has proved he is or isn’t a citizen but producing a birth certificate that Obamalamadingdong is a citizen would quell that question immediately. If he is why did they not present a birth certificate instead of a birth report. My two daughters born in the Philippines to American parents (father in the military) have both a certificate (from the Philippines) and a report of birth abroad.

    The only reason we are engaged in this argument is the unwillingness of the Obamanationites to produce a vault copy of his birth certificate. Why? What do they have to hide? If nothing just produce it and the controversy goes away.

    Still they don’t and the question remains, why? That’s not conspiracy that’s common sense. I know it’s a hard concept for Liberals and Demoncrats but ……….

  25. Jim says:

    Yeah,yeah I know I’m just another stupid libtard and I’m not welcome in the secret club house.
    My parting shot…
    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html

  26. seanmahair says:

    You know sometimes I really wonder. Was my logic hard to follow? Was I not patient? Did I not use small enough words?

    I just don’t know how to say it any simpler. I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I am however unconvinced by the lack of facts and evidence that “his majesty” was really born here.

    Produce the certificate and the controversy goes away. How hard is that, really? Seriously, am I the one with the lack of understanding here, because I don’t get it.

  27. seanmahair says:

    Oh and by the way I went to that site, and someone needs to explain to me how come my birth certificate from the Socialist Republic of Maryland 5 years earlier looks like someone used a typewriter on it and “His majesty’s” looks computer generated.

    I’m sorry they don’t look the same and even in 1969 they didn’t have computers generating Birth certificates.

    Not only that but the race of my parents was not noted as Caucasian but white and as a amateur genealogists I know that at that time a black persons race would have been Negro not African. Just saying.

  28. ImperialDave says:

    That’s a great site and all, but whether or not the document they analyzed is real or not, it still isn’t the birth certificate. It is a certification of live birth which Hawaii, at the time at least, would give to someone born abroad up to a year later, and Hawaii won’t even take it for identification. If you had read the article I posted, it explains most of that and more. That’s not even mentioning the fact that Factcheck.org gets money from the Annenberg foundation which has had ties with Obama and also funded the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Make of that what you will. Bottom line is that the Certification of Live Birth which Obama has produced is not valid (due to a changed document number which invalidates it) and is not the document required by Hawaii state law to prove citizenship. Again, this is not conspiracy, but fact. No one has produced what it would take to prove his citizenship. Just produce the document and we’ll stop. We aren’t liberals with BDS. You are all correct in that there are many policy reasons to oppose Obama, but it is a symptom of his lack of respect for this nation and its laws for him to flout them so brazenly. As I stated in a quote above, this isn’t a die-on-the-hill issue all on its own, but each of these issues that are just one more step must be fought.

  29. ImperialDave says:

    I’ll go ahead and post it again:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/12/obama_derangement_syndrome.html

  30. ImperialDave says:

    And this: http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/11/why_the_barack_obama_birth_cer.html

  31. Max Shiraz says:

    The constitution is crystal clear about personal qualifications for president, yet even some conservatives are prepared to look the other way for Obama. There is no coherent argument for ignoring the parts of the constitution you don’t like. The Editor’s rambling comments on my last post #16 are an example of the nonsense put up to support Obama being above the law.

  32. By Common Consent » James Dobson is my homeboy links:

    […] Anyway, as I was saying earlier, I don’t care if Huckabee cynically exploited anti-Mormon sentiment. I don’t care if some of the folks working on Prop 8 were whispering about us behind our backs. I just don’t take it that personally. Perhaps I’m not an ardent enough defender of the faith. Or perhaps, as right-wing blogger Frank J. would say, I just have a limited number of rat’s asses. […]

  33. Jack Mender says:

    It seems like business is still getting hit hard. Is anybody seeing an upswing in their respective niches? Health reform seems like a mess. I generate long term care insurance leads and annuity leads for the insurance industry, but volume has been terrible in the last two months. I am afraid the worst is yet to come, but maybe it is just my attitude.

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