Here we go again…

Brian Golden

Following the release of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate by the White House earlier this week, I immediately began praying that I wouldn’t see what I – deep down – knew I would when I first scanned the news today. Unfortunately, it seems my prayers went unheard and, alas, here we go again.

Now, of course, I have to ask myself, “Did I really expect the ‘birthers’ to finally give up their complete and utter lunacy like any other sane, rational person would?”

I should know better by now, I know.

No, the foolish claims that Obama was born outside the U.S.A. continue to make headlines, at a time when our country should be focused on the much more serious issues it presently faces – like multiple wars, natural disasters, the economy, unemployment and, well, too many others to name here. Too bad people can’t seem to grasp a couple of long-forgotten concepts – teamwork and patriotism. Instead, I have a feeling we’re going to hear more of the same right up until the 2012 elections.

Trust me, if I had three wishes right now they’d go something like this: transport each and every “birther” to a distant, uninhabited island and throw away the coordinates; teach Americans – no matter their political, religious or economic beliefs – to show some respect to their president and their fellow Americans and somebody, please, get Donald Trump intoxicated and shave that ridiculous…whatever it is, off his head.

If only I had a genie in a bottle. Ah, to dream.