In fairness, some of us ask of every politician that they prove they are who they say they are. As for me, if his citizenship was good enough for Harvard and the student loan people, its good enough for me.Archangel357 said:Sure, and every WHITE president has had a bunch of mouth-breathers asking whether he was born in Sweden, Scotland, or Croatia.JoeyMousepadd said:I don't understand how asking for proof of where Obama was born is racist. You have to be born in the US to be president, no matter what color your skin is.
You could argue that isn't been asked and answered, or is no longer in question. That's fine. Argue that the burden of proof has been met. No problem. But racist for asking? That's just plain lazy. "I don't like that you ask those questions, so I'm going to just call you a racist, and hope that you go away."
Oh, wait, that didn't happen.
But the first time a black man takes office, it JUST SO HAPPENS... Sure, buddy. Lemme guess, you start every other sentence with "I'm not a racist, but..."
On to the other point, I share Bob's feeling about space. I was very, very sad to see it die such a quiet death here in the states. I guess most Americans have forgotten all the wonderful things the space-program gave the world. Velcro, microwave-ovens, high energy burst communications, modern computer technology, better jet engines, medical science, geologic science, climate science (for better or worse), advanced metallurgy to name a few. What is sad to me is that when compared to other 'inventions' and 'discoveries', those that come from the space program cost less per creation than those created by 'divine inspiration'. Alas, I fear now our future choices for space exploration will be a British music baron and the iShip from Apple.