A Sign of the Times: Colorado Billboard Proclaims the Lunacy Taking Hold in America

A billboard in Colorado is causing considerable controversy and gives an insight into the radical fringe of America. The billboard by car dealership owner Phil West in Wheat Ridge, Colorado combines the “birther” controversy with the suggestion that Obama is both a Muslim and a terrorist. It further makes the bizarre connection to Fort Hood — suggesting that Obama could at any time go on a shooting spree in the West Wing.

The billboard shown above included a cartoon of Obama wearing a Muslim turban and reads “PRESIDENT or JIHAD?” It also says “WAKE UP AMERICA! REMEMBER FT. HOOD!”

West sees nothing wrong in such a message. He insisted in one interview “You can’t suggest things. You can’t profile. You gotta call a spade a spade.”

He further adds (while dancing on the edge of sanity) “[e]verything I have read about Mr. Obama points right to the fact that he is a Muslim. And that is the agenda of what Muslim is all about. It’s about anti-American, it’s about anti-Christianity.” People buy cars from this man.

My favorite quote, however, comes from passing motorist Keith Walters: “I can’t honestly say he’s a Jihadist, but there’s a lot of things that are questionable. The whole birth certificate controversy. From what I’ve read, there’s no proof Obama isn’t a Muslim. And I don’t believe there’s any racism [in the billboard]. I think that should be a question asked to any president who — they have some questionable backgrounds.”

I love the use of “proving the negative.” The sign is legitimate because “there’s no proof Obama isn’t a Muslim.” There’s no proof that he is not the Anti-Christ or the Second Coming either.

By the way, Obama makes a terrible Muslim. He smokes, drinks, attends Church, fails to observe any Islamic holidays, raises his children as Christians, and eats pork. Pat Robertson would make a better Muslim.

It is moments like this that one wonders how we succeeded in forming a nation of self-government, let alone acquired nuclear weapons.

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172 thoughts on “A Sign of the Times: Colorado Billboard Proclaims the Lunacy Taking Hold in America”

  1. “He’s also violating the Constitution just like your Neocon masters.”

    Ain’t that grand?

  2. It’s very funny that an idiot troll can’t comprehend accepted standards of evidence and the concept of res judicata.

    Oh, wait. No it isn’t. “Funny” isn’t quite right.

    “Par for the course.”

    That’s what it is.

    AGAIN: There’s plenty of REAL things to bag on Obama about, half-wit. Find one, bdapuppet.

    He’s a citizen no matter how much or how long you whine, you racist bigot you. And that’s what it is: whining. You birthers are starting to sound like a bunch of pre-schoolers past their nap time.

    He’s also violating the Constitution just like your Neocon masters. He can’t make up law any more than Bush could except ILLEGALLY. You know, a REAL illegality. Like Cheney when he committed treason. An ACTUAL crime. Any law derived from either the Patriot Act or the a signing statement is unconstitutional and NO ONE SHOULD OBEY THEM. Period. End of story.

    One is a legitimate reason to complain, the other is childish deliberately induced mental retardation that the dumbest segment of the American populace eats up like cotton candy because it re-enforces their ridiculous notions that they are superior to everyone simply because they are white and under- and uneducated.

    Because the stupid is who propaganda and propagandists targets. Smart people won’t buy bullshit long term. Dumb people eat it like they like it. Because they do. Thinking for themselves is too much work and it’d keep you from watching that Toby Keith concert on GAC and cleaning your guns while your 13 year old daughter is in the next room getting pregnant from the pizza boy. Single wide or double wide, it’s still noisy and pathetic that people wallow in their own ignorance like it’s a badge of pride. “I’m A Birther, A Moron, and Proud of It!”

    AGAIN: Find something real to bitch about. Or keep being the resident object of ridicule for being a slow witted racist tool.

    As always, your choice.

  3. Nathan Deal congressman from GA. states he and ten others will send a letter to the president asking him to release his original certificate. http://savannahnow.com/news/2009-11-18/nathan-deal-calls-obama-produce-birth-certificate-proving-hes-eligible-presidency

    I find it very funny that the press can find every woman that Tiger Woods has had an affair with in the last few years, complete with photos, text messages, recorded phone calls, etc. They know not only the cause of the family fight but even know it was a wedge from his golf bag that she was breaking out the windows in the Escalade. Not only that they know which wedge.

    but the same press cannot locate Obama’s ORIGINAL birth certificate, or any of the rest of Obama’s records.

  4. On December 2nd, conservative talk show host Rusty Humphries asked the former Republican vice presidential candidate whether she would make Obama’s birth certificate an issue if she ran for president. Palin responded, “I think the public rightfully is still making it an issue. I don’t have a problem with that.”

    Steve Pendlebury has a sarcastic article in Sphere, described as “the next phase in the evolution of AOL News.” He comments on Sarah Palin’s remark, and includes a bunch of quotes, the purpose of which is to diminish Palin and assign her to “the fringe”

    In the article is an AOL Poll that asks the question: “Do you think it’s fair to question President Obama’s citizenship?”

    this morning 12/6/09, the results were: 67% “Yes” — 33% “No” — with a total vote of a little over 83,000.

    You CAN NOT get around the fact that if Hawaii has the ORIGINAL as they claim, why not show that one instead of the one provided on the internet.

    Why after all this time is his birth certificate still being called into question. Why is Greg Craig, Whitehouse counsel stepping down and being replaced by Obama’s personal attorney Robert Bauer whom has litigated almost all of the court cases that seek the release of the presidents birth and college records. Major defections are occuring with lawyers in this administration http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1209/30175.html

  5. The latest on the lunacy front is that Judge David Carter in the Central District of California has denied the motion for reconsideration in Keyes v. Obama and Barnett v. Obama:

    “After reviewing the moving and opposing papers, the Court finds no factual, legal, or bias grounds upon which to grant the motion for reconsideration. Counsel largely repeats the same arguments made in her briefing and oral argument on the Motion to Dismiss, which is prohibited. To the extent that she does present new argument, it is without merit and does not meet the standard for reconsideration. The Court’s ruling that it lacks jurisdiction, and that Plaintiffs have failed to state aclaim on their remaining causes of action, stands.”


    It is now on to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

    Written Prediction (TM)(c)(R): Dismissal of plaintiffs’ case affirmed.

    Unless, of course, Orly fouls up as she did in Cook v. Good, and never manages to get around to filing a brief. Since she broke up with convicted felon disbarred former lawyer Charles Edward Lincoln, the literary style of her filings has changed.

  6. At least I didn’t rape anybody like some guy named jefferson did over at the Barbie thread. I think he was white and she was black and use to work for him.

  7. Slart, this is all very familiar. Bda and buenavistamall had a habit of hijacking threads. Most of the earlier birther threads under under many different unrelated topic. The off-topic posts always multiply because of the need to answer misinformation.

    Once JT started Orly and other birhter threads like this one, then the trolls began a new series of hijacks, this time with climate control.

  8. Mike S,

    No apology necessary, I didn’t take your comment that way at all. I’ve already said that you convinced me that you and Buddha are correct in your comments about Bdaman. I just think that this is a valid topic which merits it’s own thread – I like it when a post on a birther thread is an Orly update from Vince or a lame theory for him to crush, not Bdaman with 42 consecutive posts on climate change denial. If I’m going to try to answer his ignorance and lies (say a pale imitation of Vince’s job on the birthers), it’s much easier to do it if the topic has its own thread.

  9. Slarti,
    Sorry if I sounded like I wanted you to follow my lead. that’s not the case. You can deal with this any way you want and that’s fine with me because I respect you, your writing and your intelligence. Nor am I interested in having bdaman banned. I am merely making clear how I see fit to deal with him and while that may work for me, I’m aware that it doesn’t always make me right and may legitimately not work for others.

  10. AY and Mike S,

    I realize that Bdaman is a troll who adds nothing to any discussion, but the hacked e-mails are a legitimate issue with legal implications that people (like Byron) seem to want to discuss. Just because a troll raised a discussion doesn’t mean that the topic is necessarily bad and in this case, I think there are significant and interesting issues to be addressed. Giving the troll an appropriate place to post his lies where people who care (like me) can refute them is just an additional bonus. In any case, I’ve made my request and Professor Turley is free act on it as he wishes (if he sees it at all).

  11. “As Bdaman has hijacked two threads (that I know of) with his climate change trolling”

    Any time we give this person the credence of discussion we give him power. Ignorance, deception, bigotry and lying are his trademarks and given that he is incapable of rational discussion.

  12. “UK’s Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington.”

    Similar headline circa 1939. Herr Gustav Schweinhundt, eugenics adviser to Adolph Hitler protests his not being allowed to speak to a congressional committee along with human rights activists on why Hitler is pursuing Jews. Same difference, just more pungent knowing its’ bdaman’s quote.

  13. Slartibartfast,

    Would it make a difference. He would hijack the thread under a new name such as Observiant. The many reincarnations of Bdaman. At least its not like the Many Loves of Dobie Gillis well maybe he could be a real Maynard.

  14. As Bdaman has hijacked two threads (that I know of) with his climate change trolling, I was wondering if Professor Turley could open up a thread on the hacked climate change e-mails so we could move this discussion to a place where it would be on-topic.

  15. Like I give a damn what a bigot troll thinks of me. Or anything.

    That’s funny.

    Enjoy the ridicule.

    It’ll never stop.

  16. “you’re”

    If I built a coffee dependent spelling and grammar check, would they come?

  17. You don’t bother me a bit. I dislike you intensely but doesn’t mean you bother me. That’d be because I have something called “self-control”. If anything, you are becoming irate. Look at the length of that last bit of sputum and how knee-jerk it is in reaction. Lots of sulking in between. Just like someone backed into a corner.

    I think you’re a fine negative example.

    Like I said, you’re humping this all on your own. I’m just pointing out the Freak Show (no offense to freaks).

    You feel free to leave if you get tired of people pointing out your a bigoted propaganda puppet.

    Because it’s not going to stop. Why? Because you are what you is, bdatroll. So you keep on humpin’ and I’ll keep on pointin’, but you’re no bother at all.

  18. AWWW Buddah I’m sorry am I getting under your finger nails like a bamboo shoot this morning. Now thats torture. The closet thing you’ll probably ever know about that is a little hang nail on your wittle finger. It hurts, momma get me a band aid.

    You would probably prefer that JT treat me the way they did Lord Monckton back in April of this year. This is how debate is handled.

    UK’s Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, claimed House Democrats have refused to allow him to appear alongside former Vice President Al Gore at a high profile global warming hearing on Friday April 24, 2009 at 10am in Washington. Monckton told Climate Depot that the Democrats rescinded his scheduled joint appearance at the House Energy and Commerce hearing on Friday. Monckton said he was informed that he would not be allowed to testify alongside Gore when his plane landed from England Thursday afternoon.

    “The House Democrats don’t want Gore humiliated, so they slammed the door of the Capitol in my face,” Monckton told Climate Depot in an exclusive interview. “They are cowards.”

  19. I didn’t tell you to do squat. I think you should shut up, but that’s a personal preference not a request or command because I think propaganda spewing trolls suck. You keep screwing this pooch all on your own, sport. I’m just pointing out what you’re doing. “Hey! Look at the guy humping the dog!”

    And I’ll keep doing so as long you keep posting your trash here, you bigot troll.

    You left once and were allowed a fairly graceful exit considering the way people like your buddy Jim got shown the door.

    To expect mercy twice is a false expectation.

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