“Religious broadcaster Harold Camping says he and his Family Radio network are embarrassed that the world didn’t end on Oct. 21 as he predicted.” [AP]
Texas state representative Leo Berman is, um, burning (sorry) with questions about The First Birth Certificate:
Why did it take the president so long, amid a conservative firestorm, to release it? Why does it look “brand new,” he said, when it’s supposed to be five decades old? Why doesn’t the hospital listed on the birth certificate have a “plaque on the door” commemorating Obama’s birth there? And has anyone checked with the delivery room doctor listed on the birth certificate (whose name Berman says is curiously difficult to make out)?
1. It took so long because it’s fun to watch Birthers twist in the wind.
2. It looks brand new because it’s a microfilm copy printed on fresh paper.
3. Ask the hospital.
4. The Baby Doc’s dead, Jim.
Regarding that last answer, let’s bring in Eric Bolling of Fox Business for special credit:
“A month after a process server tracked down Sue Lowden during a Las Vegas deposition, the former Republican front-runner for the 2010 U.S. Senate nomination is claiming in court documents that she can’t pay her campaign debts.” The plaintiffs say the Chickens for Checkups lady is worth between $50 million and $200 million. [Las Vegas Review-Journal, via Political Wire]
“Fox News Chief Executive Roger Ailes handed [Juan] Williams a new three-year contract Thursday morning, in a deal that amounts to nearly $2 million, a considerable bump up from his previous salary.” [LAT, via TPM]
We told you about the Nice USDA Lady — oops, never mind, already ran that riff — anyway, Shirley Sherrod announced today she won’t be taking the Hastily Created Substitute Job. But she announced it at a press conference with Tom Vilsack, so no hard feelings, okay? [WaPo]
“North Korea’s football team has been shamed in a six-hour public inquisition and the team’s coach has been accused of ‘betraying’ the reclusive leader’s heir apparent following their failure at the World Cup, according to reports.” [Telegraph UK]
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a bone to pick with Stinque’s boneless Golden Vuvuzela champion:
The Iranian president accused the octopus of spreading “western propaganda and superstition.” Paul was mentioned by Mr Ahmadinejad on various occasions during a speech in Tehran at the weekend.
“Those who believe in this type of thing cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values,” he said.
Next week: Ahmadinejad decries the decrepit Western values of Punxsutawney Phil.