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In a recent speech President Obama has described his birthplace as being "in Asia": but even the maddest "birther" – the term for people convinced that Mr Obama was not born in the USA and thus is not eligible to be President – probably can't draw much comfort from the error. In a recent press conference given in Hawaii (the US …

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@ Mr Byte

We didn't bring out the racist card. The OP did by refering to him as a Muslim.

Thats not to say that white folks cant be Muslim, but in cases like this its beacuse of a refusal by the less than rational of Obama's critics refusal to believe that he could be a Christian.

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Oh and Mr Byte

Don't forget to share the blame with the "Do Nothing" republican congress who have sadly placed getting power above the needs of the American People.

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@Chad H

i agree, which may be a first for you an I? :) intrestingly most people dont have a clue about the idea of Communism, or Socialism, democracy Nationalism, left, right, anarchy.

They havent a clue, The idea of most of them is actually sound, less so for far left socialism and extreem right nationalism. But the idea of communism is perfect, that is until you add Humans to the mix, the same can be said for Democracy, its flawed by the very thing it trys to protect, us.

Anarchy is a good one too, almost all people think of the word as disorder and chaos, but it couldnt be further from the truth,

But its all meaningless now anyway, Democracy has given birth to a new style of politics

its called sitting on the fence, usually comes in to play during elections by shifting left and promising everything, then shortly after we move to the centre/centre right for the next 2/3 years where nothing serious gets sorted so as not to upset the public, then we move towards the left again for the next election.

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"In a recent press conference given in Hawaii (the US state where Mr Obama was born), the president said "here in Asia", a statement which – had he been correct – would have disqualified him from office."

Not true. Any person born within the borders of the US *OR* to a parent that is a US-citizen is considered a natural-born citizen. Obama's mother was born in Kansas, QED. This comes up most often births on overseas military bases.

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This comes up most often births on overseas military bases.

You mean like John McCain ? The birthers also ignore that one .Either Obama is not a US citizen and there fore neither is John McCain or they both are .

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Birther Logic...

And neither was the first Barry to run for President... Barry Goldwater. He was born in Arizona while it was still a territory.

Bartender, take this horse piss back and bring me a glass of Merlot.

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Black Helicopters

*sits back and makes popcorn*

Ah, politics. I'd be more amused if it weren't for the fact that invariably, I end up paying (along with all the other taxpayers) for their shenanigans.

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Awesome El Reg

Another fantastic piece of non news!! Well done!!

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Polynesia

Hawaii is in Polynesia, although it isn't in the South Pacific. Or, at least, Hawaiians are Polynesians - Hawaii, like Easter Island, isn't really in the archipelago.

But Polynesia isn't part of Asia, even if one would think of Japan or Indonesia as part of Asia.

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Aha!! At last I have you, Obama!!

(twirls moustache with glee)

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History rewritten

This guy not only is geographically embarrassed but also has a very loose grasp on history.

Last night Australia time he said that Australia was the first country to give woman the vote.

Sorry but New Zealand was the first to make that mistake.

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Don't know what country?

Perhaps this dumbass doesn't know what country he was born in, who his Mommy or Daddy is or what day of the week it is?

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Well

At least he knows the difference between Continent and Country. I guess thats what you get with a Harvard Education.

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Noone here would say French Guiana is part of Europe, likewise Hawaii isn't North American

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This isn't about birthers

it's about the president being an idiot.

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In that case

He and the bIrthers must be a perfect match. I'm yet to see a birther who isnt an idiot.

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It's a funny mistake to make

I would put Hawaii in "Oceania", which is not a true continent, but a category for all the surplus countries in the Pacific that don't fit elsewhere. But if he thinks the state is in Asia, let's look at the demographics:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaii#Population

"According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hawaii had a population of 1,360,301. In terms of race and ethnicity, the state was 24.7% White (22.7% Non-Hispanic White Alone), 1.6% Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 38.6% Asian, 10.0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.2% from Some Other race, and 23.6% from Two or More Races. Hispanics and Latinos of any race made up 8.9% of the population."

Hawaii is the most Asian state in the union - and not just by geography, but by the people.

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Fuck me!

If the comments here get much worse I'll have to rename my bookmark to El Rag :(

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Seriously - I'd hoped for better, but it seems that word got out over on CNN.com that there was a juicy partisan flamewar to be had. Only problem is that here it's just one side doing the flaming.

Also, if this were a REAL American partisan flamewar, people would be saying "Odumba" and "Dummicrats" and... well, OK, sometimes it DOES happen here, but not very often.

Sigh.

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Idiot

Kenya is in Africa, not Asia.

In case you miss the icon: I. AM. JOKING.

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Maybe some of those 57 states are in Asia.

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1898

Well at least President Clinton apologised on behalf of the US Government for annexing the Hawaiian Kingdom.

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hey lewis page, you're fired!

hey theregister.uk, add "block stories from this author" link next to the "get more from this author" link. please refrain from paying pro-establishment slugs! thank you.

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