Watch The Latest Farce Live As Obama Presents His Birth Certificate To The Public

Tyler Durden's picture

Those who want to watch US politics devolve into a complete farce, can do so below, as the president caves in to a person who has serially bankrupted more corporations than anyone else in history. In the meantime, this is what the whie house had to say on the issue. Those who wish to watch Donald Trumps' take on the matter can do so here.

From the White House:

In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign
requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent
the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal
documentation provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state, and
the campaign immediately posted it on the internet. That birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).

When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they
receive exactly what the President received. In fact, the document
posted on the campaign website is what Hawaiians use to get a driver’s
license from the state and the document recognized by the Federal
Government and the courts for all legal purposes. That’s because it is
the birth certificate. This is not and should not be an open question.

The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate
wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV,
but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many
challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his
counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long
form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State
Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long
form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of
the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting.

At a time of great consequence for this country – when we should be
debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas
prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once
again distracted by a fake issue.  The President’s hope is that with
this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to
the American people and the future of the country.

So the administration prevents distractions by caving in to them. What next: we see Obama's bed wetting record?



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scratch_and_sniff's picture

Did anyone see what happened the TRIN this a misprint??$TRIN

Sandy15's picture

That is the POMO removing their bids from the market.  Shows what the market will do when they remove the bids.  May 2010 Flash crash anyone??

caconhma's picture

How do we know this is a copy of the genuine birth certificate?

Oh, I know L. H. Oswald has killed JFK. All these "magic" bullets, the coroner pictures doctors signed not-to-comment, at least three dozens dead witnesses, the famous video of the JFK shooting released a few years later after going through numerous government FBI and CIA labs, etc.,

Oh, did I mention the 9/11 events and the WMD that led us to the Iraqi war?

After the long three years, I am somewhat skeptical.

Don Birnam's picture

"I am not a crook."

- Richard Milhous Nixon. November 17, 1973.


"I am not a Kenyan."

- B. Hussein Obama. April 27, 2011.


Cindy_Dies_In_The_End's picture

You know what, Pres O can't win: he finally produces what he should have produced in the first place and now is getting a load of crap from people over that.

He's either arrogant and detached for ignoring this controversy..or a pussy for producing it.

Lets just drop all this bullshit nonsense and move on to the fact that in our own country,we have a huge number of issues to deal with.


BTW, I did not vote for Obama, but at some point, I think we need to move on. Now is that time.


I'm sure we'll see some half-assed forensic analysis "disproving" the long form by the end of the day. Sigh.

Conrad Murray's picture

The birth certificate was released to discredit the growing real controversy...his fake/stolen SSN from Connecticut.

AR15AU's picture

Conrad is the only one on point, as usual.

Spirit Of Truth's picture

That's correct.  It's the SS# stupid!  What's worse, the image of Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House is apparently blatantly photoshopped:

But why should the truth disrupt the blissful ignorance of the effectively suicidal masses?

Fernley Girl's picture

You got that right.  The "document" can easily be seperated in Illustrator.



TerraHertz's picture

Holy shit... Download the image he posted:

I don't have Illustrator installed, so have to take his word for it, which I'm happy to do. So opening that image in Photoshop, viewing full size... holy shit, holy shit... direct from the WH, a glaringly deliberate fake birth certificate!

There are so many glaring proofs that the document was being micro-edited as opposed to just a scan image overlaid on that background pattern (an action which *might* be legitimate, though I strongly doubt it.)

For one thing, why are so many random single characters on one layer and not the other? Given the mix of block letters vs handwriting, and the same kind of weird mix in both, I can't believe it's the result of some auto-text-extraction process.

But most dammingly, behold.... there are three instances of outlined 'selection areas' in the left hand layer. The 'Non' of 'None' (17a mother's occupation), part of the date stamp in fields 20 and 22. These 'selected' areas all appear in a flat lighter-than-black color in the final document.

No doubt at all. This document was 'constructed' by some fairly complex process of editing using tools like Illustrator. It's not just a simple scan, which it should be if genuine.

Why is it even converted to pdf, instead of a simple jpg or png? Is that just due to bureaucratic pdf-compulsion, or is it another case of the artist wanting to stick it to Obama, by ensuring the document edit history was retained in the file, as an Easter egg to be found by those who knew how to look?

i-dog's picture

Read the comments on ... I would agree with some of those there who claim to be Photoshop/Illustrator experts and that the layers are simply an artifact of a normal OCR-to-PDF scanner.

Full disclosure: I'm not an expert, but I am very familiar with all of those softwares.

I have also looked at an online copy of another certificate ( issued for a birth at the same hospital 3 days later---but 4 serial numbers lower!---than this one. Based on that copy, this certificate would appear to be 'real' with respect to fonts and layout ... even though it was obviously typed by a different typist, appears to have used a different date stamper, and was signed by a different Local Registrar! Go figure.

However, I'm still more interested in finding his legal status as a "natural born American" ... given that he may have taken Indonesian citizenship (and thereby lost his American citizenship) when his mother later married there, and also that his mother may not have had sufficient US residency qualification at the time of his birth for him to automatically qualify with a non-American father. The truth will out...eventually.

In the meantime, I'd like to see him impeached and/or charged with fraud, treason, racketeering, breach of trust and a variety of other offences for breaking so many election promises and bypassing the Constitution on so many occassions!

TerraHertz's picture

"I would agree with some of those there who claim to be Photoshop/Illustrator experts and that the layers are simply an artifact of a normal OCR-to-PDF scanner."

That is flatly bullshit. Don't think you can mumble "OCR-to-PDF scanner" and hope most people won't know this has nothing to do with why there are two BITMAPPED layers.

OCR means 'optical character recognition', and refers to converting _images_ of characters to the abstracted _codes_ for characters (such as ASCII or Unicode.) Yes, plenty of office copiers these days can scan a paper document, extract the text codes from the image, and generate a PDF of the document in which the text consists of character codes not bitmaped images of the page. In the past I've spent days and days OCR-ing entire books into text files. Just because that process is now quite well automated doesn't mean the fundamentals of what's involved have changed any.

But this HAS NOT BEEN DONE with this BC document. It is all still bitmapped, regardless of what software is used to display it. There is NO abstraction to character codes and font descriptions. There's just two bitmapped image layers, clearly the result of originally scanning one document to a bitmap image, then transfering some elements from that image to a new layer, adding in a checked green background to that layer, mucking around with the compression/pixelation on that layer in some areas, 'selecting' some items on the other layer (using a 'selection highlight' color strangely chosen to be very similar to the standard 'black' of that layer), then converting the combination of the two layers (both of which contain blatant evidence of manual detail editing) to a pdf. Complete with a layer edit history, inhomogeneous palette, _zero_ text 'OCR' abstraction, and some 'invisible' but still present area selection boxes.


I simply can't believe that anyone attempting this could be so ignorant of the tools that they wouldn't even do a 'flatten layers' before final output format conversion. It _has_ to be deliberate, and the only possible motivation for such extreme flaws would be to intentionally say 'this is a fake'.

And it's the President's supposed birth certificate, on the official White House web site, purporting (ostensibly) to support his Constitutional eligibility for that office.



America, you are so fucked.

AnAnonymous's picture

Lets just drop all this bullshit nonsense and move on to the fact that in our own country,we have a huge number of issues to deal with.


Ah, ah, best grotesque sight I have enjoyed for years...

The whole bunch of regular posters in here swear their life by US financial problems and still can not get over the fact the negro was a natural born US citizen.

Duplicity, duplicity.

In all cases and as shown by evidences, the disgust that the negro is a natural born US citizen is bigger than the concern they broadcast over the 'issues' in the US.

caconhma's picture

The Obama birth-certificate looks quite NEW to me.

IMHO, a 50-years old document would look somewhat different.

RichardP's picture

The piece of paper President Obama showed today is not a Hawaiian birth certificate.  It is not claimed to be a Hawaiian birth certificate.  It is the long form, prepared by the hospital.

The Certificate of Live Birth, the short form, is prepared by the government, is the legal document required for proof of birth, and is the document controlled by the government.  The long form is prepared by the hospital, is not considered legal proof of live birth, and I believe it is not controlled by the same agency that controls Certificates of Live Birth.

If you need to prove when you were born, the short-form Certificate of Live Birth is required, the long form won't do.  Obama released the short-form Certificate of Live Birth during his presidential campaign.

If you request your birth certificate, you can watch the clerk place a new piece of official paper in the printer and print your certificate.  If you are, say, 50 years old, you will have a new piece of paper legally proving that you were born fifty years ago.  Therefore, I expect that the long form Obama displayed today would look relatively new.

SilverIsKing's picture

"How do we know this is a copy of the genuine birth certificate?"

Well, we don't know but this is the best we're gonna get.  It is interesting that he had never produced it before but all of a sudden, he does.  Perhaps he feels with his approval ratings sinking, he doesn't need this issue gaining momentum so it's best for him to nip it in the bud.  He could do it with the real thing or a fake but until someone can produce evidence that he wasn't born in the US, this is a dead issue.

Also, I think the question whether people would care if they even discovered that he wasn't born in the US should have been asked.  I think many people don't give a shit even if it was proven that he wasn't born in the US.

RichardP's picture

... even if it was proven that he wasn't born in the US.

The only recourse the American people have is to prove in court, after a person is elected President, that they didn't meet one or both of the Constitutional requirements to be president.  This has been done repeatedly.  The courts have consistently found that the plaintiffs did not meet the burden of proof.

The American people do give a shit - if it can be proven.  The real problem is that the people see this as a non-issue.  Proof has been offered to the courts and the courts have ruled that the proof offered has not been sufficient.

ronin12's picture

"It is interesting that he had never produced it before but all of a sudden, he does. "

Maybe he was concerned that the Donald was going to un-earth something so he decided to try and head it off at the pass.

mspgrandi's picture

What s unusual about it? prints at 0.88.... Slightly Bullish stance

scratch_and_sniff's picture

Whats unusual? It hit zero!, I thought that a little more than slightly bullish. Maybe more QE in the pipeline tonight??

SloaneSquare's picture

I'm confused by this release. The BBC have a different copy to the one on the White House website.

Whilst the White House is a print out from a Message Board website.

Can somebody explain which is real?

myshadow's picture

Pretty easy stupid.  The beeb has the long form, the second was the certificate of live birth that has been available since the campaign.  I would worry more about people like you having the ability to read and understand a STOP sign than the provenence of a birth certificate.

Imminent Crucible's picture

If either is real, it's the BBC version. As anyone who's used Photoshop can see, the White House version has been altered by lifting the text and graphical elements from the original and merging them onto a green security-background.

All you have to do is look closely (try 300% zoom) at the WH doc, and you'll see that all the "typewritten" letters have white rings around them, and the green background does not extend behind or inside the letters.  Another tip-off is that the printed elements of the form show anti-aliasing, whereas the typed stuff has the jaggies.

Why would the White House choose to alter the background?  Why did the governor of Hawaii say the long-form birth certificate was "missing" just a couple of days ago?  Beats me.  Something ain't right.

Occams Aftershave's picture

This is amazing.   By the way, i think Google has bankrupted even more companies than the Donald.

DonnieD's picture

Wal-Mart would give both of them a run for their money.

Gene Parmesan's picture

The timing of this release is almost criminal.

Alienated Serf's picture

just b/c we are having the first FED press conference ever?  pure coincidence.

oogs66's picture

Maybe he can go on celebrity apprentice in 2013?

lsbumblebee's picture

I hope this puts to rest the silly rumor that he was hatched.

Stuart's picture

agree.  ZeroHedge, enough of this... move on.

flattrader's picture

Well, depending on how you look at it:

ZH has fully fallen for the Rope a Dope strategy concocted by the O Campaign.


ZH is an operative of the O Campaign by keeping the controversy alive.


[fill-in your favorite hare-brained conspiracy...]

Points will be awarded if you can somehow implicate the Roman Empire.

Joe Davola's picture

All will be revealed when The Teleprompter appoints The Donald as the Reality TV Show Czar.

Threeggg's picture

The man who invented the teleprompter just died yesterday.

Teleprompter Inventor Hubert J. 'Hub' Schlafly Jr. Dies at 91



RockyRacoon's picture

I had a direct tie-in with the Bilderbergs but decided that it would be off topic.

That Peak Oil Guy's picture

"when we should be debating how we win the future"

Did they really say this?  Am I in the twilight zone?  This sounds like something you hear in a clueless CEO presentation to rah-rah the employees.


chunkylover42's picture

The best part is that if you abbreviate 'win the future' you get WTF

Ruffcut's picture

He was hatched, that is where all the misunderstanding has been. Instead of looking in hospitals for the documents, they forget to check the barnyards. A new breed of change.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

I just can't listen to the man - he is a Dork.

Roy Bush's picture

The whole issue is so stupid.  Trump is a total clown and Obama is a puppet.  Who cares if Obama was born in the US or not?  The Constitution has been trampled on so badly and this should be the sword to fall on?  What would happen if he was born in Indonesia...Biden would take over or maybe Boehner?  It's all one big sick joke that is a total waste of time.

Muir's picture

@rob Bush

"The whole issue is so stupid.  Trump is a total clown and Obama is a puppet.  Who cares if Obama was born in the US or not?  The Constitution has been trampled on so badly and this should be the sword to fall on?  What would happen if he was born in Indonesia...Biden would take over or maybe Boehner?  It's all one big sick joke that is a total waste of time."

You got junked for that?!!


Roy Bush's picture

Yeah, I don't get it either....I starting to think that the best comments are those that get "junked" the most.  Deficits are monumental, the modern day Pharasees are printing up money ad naseum, and the average person is oblivious.  Or worse, they actually care about pointless issues such as gay marriage, abortion, and Obama's birth certificate.

flattrader's picture

Agreed re: posts that get junked the most.

I touched your you touch mine.

Roy Bush's picture

Sorry, no-can-do...I'm hypnotized by Muir's "assets"....ahhhhhhhhhhh...ahhhhhh....urghhhh...

flattrader's picture

They're not real ya know.

My paper bag is the genuine article.


WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot's picture

we need a "like" button to balance out the useless junks.

flattrader's picture

Please. Not John Boner. He's a complete whore.

Boehner was soon caught literally handing out checks from the tobacco lobby on the floor of the House. This was 1995; the House was voting to consider an end to federal subsidies of the tobacco industry, and Boehner, at the time the fourth-ranking Republican in the party hierarchy, went on the floor and handed out, by his own admission, "a half-dozen" donation checks from the tobacco lobby to various members.


Boehner only got busted when former-football-star-turned-GOP-congressman Steve Largent got wind of the check-passing and confronted Boehner about it. The fallout from the incident reveals the future House speaker at his absolute finest: While being interviewed by a television reporter about what he had done, Boehner with a straight face tries to turn the tables and present himself as an opponent of the practice. "It's a practice that's gone on here for a long time that we're trying to stop, and I know that I'll never do it again," he deadpans. Asked how he feels about the episode, he says, "It's a bad practice. We've gotta stop it."


While he may have stopped handing out checks on the floor of the House, Boehner didn't stop taking in lobbyist money and doing favors for his favorite industries. If you go back over his record, you'll find one instance after another of Boehner standing up on this or that issue in a way that dovetails perfectly with a pile of money that happens to have been sent to his PAC or his campaign fund

eskin1's picture

A dork also represents a whale's penis

vanorton's picture

"a person who has serially bankrupted more corporations than anyone else in history"

sooo true, trump is "the true master of chapter 11"