Mark Twain On “Laughter”

Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand. - Mark Twain, Writer

Some People who read this Blog might think that the attitude is not serious enough for the subject, or that we are too flippant in addressing the Birther Question. I disagree. No one is going to spend the time to read these Internet Articles if they are dry and stuffy. Sooo, most of them are humorous. But the humor does not negate the underlying TRUTH in these articles. For example, the KISS Matrix would be just as logically valid if it were called A Probability Matrix of Public Perceptions as Applied to Certain Questions of Possible Forged Documents. One, you can understand and remember, while the other wins a Ronald Englefield Award. (Google it!!!)

And, on HUMOR, how else can one view the last three years and the Birther Question??? Three years and the president would not cough up a one page document, the alleged short form of which he had already caused to be published on the Internet??? All the fussing and fighting over WHAT??? – – -A document people routinely have to cough up for things as mundane as registering for Little League. How can anybody take this CRAP seriously??? – – -The refusal of The Most Powerful Man In The World running, in terrorem, while his supporters, The Obotski, invented Imaginary Objections that would barely fool a 4 year old, but work Absolute Magic among Obama’s supporters and the MSM. It is as if the World is Turned Upside Down.

William Jacobson, Professor of Law at Cornell, and NO Birther himself, dryly noted, before the April 27, 2011 release of Obama’s long form birth certificate:

There is a bizarre intellectual dance taking place around the topic of Barack Obama’s birthplace.

The world has been artificially divided into “Birthers” and “anti-Birthers” when in fact I suspect a large percentage or even majority of the population is neither and simply wants all the evidence released so that we can move beyond the issue. For most people, who have had to show their own birth certificates at various points in their lives, the notion that a presidential candidate should release his or her birth certificate to prove qualification for office reflects neither pro- nor anti-Obama sentiment, but a “what’s the big deal?” attitude.

It also seems that the supposed intellectual poles have been reversed.

People who supposedly are irrational and driven by hatred demand to see the evidence. People who supposedly are rational and driven by dispassionate intellect demand that the evidence not be seen.

No, Laughter and ridicule are appropriate for this nonsense. As Mark Twain Noted:

Will a day come when the race will detect the funniness of these juvenilities and laugh at them–and by laughing at them destroy them? For your race, in its poverty, has unquestionably one really effective weapon–laughter. Power, Money, Persuasion, Supplication, Persecution–these can lift at a colossal humbug,–push it a little– crowd it a little–weaken it a little, century by century: but only Laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand.
– “The Chronicle of Young Satan,” Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts

This Blog, The Birther Think Tank will stay here pitching fastballs and sliders of LAUGHTER AND LOGIC until this silly issue is over and done with. In the meantime, don’t forget to “hover your mouse” above the images because most of them have a humorous quip buried in them.

The Head Researcher


About Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Hi!!! I am a Girl Reporter on the Internet. I am 31. Plus I am a INTP. I have a Major in Human Kinetics, and a Minor in English. I have 2 cats, and a new kitten! I write poetry, and plus I am trying to learn how to play guitar. I think that is all??? Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter View all posts by Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

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