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Arpaio Launches Birther Investigation

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio looks on as investigators announce the preliminary findings of his Cold Case investigation into the authenticity of President Barack Obama's birth certificate and other issues surrounding his eligibility to be President during a news conference on Thursday in Phoenix. Story here. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

DFO: Since Arpaio visited Coeur d'Alene to much fanfare 2 years ago (and sorta endorsed Raul Labrador) and since Gary D has been banned to Spokane and since it is news today, I'll post this with fear & trembling.

Question: Why now?

The Donald As President?

A supporter of Donald Trump wears buttons at the South Florida Tea Party's third annual tax day rally Saturday at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Gary Coronado)

Question: Why is Donald Trump hanging around the Tea Party?

Press Poll: Obama’s Muslim, Not Citizen

I draw attention to the current Coeur d’Alene Press poll with fear and trembling because I chastised individuals this morning for the ongoing “birther” argument in some of the threads at Hucks Online. However, I can’t ignore the question or the answers so far: “What do you think of people who think President Obama is a Muslim and/or not a legal U.S. resident?” At this point, 51% of the respondents marked: “I think they’re right.” 40% have marked: “I think they’re sycophants (which means: “a person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence” and isn’t exactly the right word). 10% said “I don’t think anything at all.” I’m amazed how many question Obama’s legitimacy and refuse to believe his statements that he’s a Christian. I’m also amazed that individuals who question his birth would be willing to risk splitting this country further apart by being proven right and toppling him. (AP file photo)

Question: What do you make of the Coeur d’Alene Press poll? (BTW, I expect this thread to stay above board and will monitor it to ensure just that)

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