No one loves a good folklore or conspiracy story like me.
I mean, my favorite headline of all time was in one of the grocery store tabloids.
“Bigfoot was my love slave.”
It’s not every day you see that.
So there is Bigfoot, The Loch Ness Monster, the Abominable Snowman or the Yeti Monster and many many more. The stories are fun, but we know, really, that they are not true.
Even conspiracy theories can be interesting. In my family, it’s told that Lee Harvey Oswald worked for a company that one of my great, great uncles founded. The story is that Oswald took a leave of absence from Reily Coffee Company to make a covert trip to Cuba just months before the assassination of President John Kennedy.
It is true Oswald had some sort of job at Reily Coffee Company in New Orleans, but who knows if the rest is true.
So, when the whole story with Barack Obama and his birth certificate came up forever ago, there was no urgency in my mind. There’s always someone coming up with some crazy story and some conspiracy theory.
But as the next two-and-a-half years have played out, it has become amazing there are so many people who really seem to believe the president, despite presenting a legal birth certificate during the election, believe — even now — that he was not born in the United States
Until this week, Hawaii officials said they wouldn’t release original birth records for anyone, under any circumstances. Even if it was President Barack Obama.
But with all the of the craziness surrounding the “birther movement” and supposed intelligent people going off the deep end to question the President’s legitimacy, state officials then decided to make an exception to a 2001 policy that prohibited anyone from getting a photocopy of an original birth certificate. They usually hand out computer-generated versions.
So, there it is. The original birth certificate of President Obama.
Donald Trump can quit yapping and the birthers can shut the hell up.
But, we know that won’t happen.
I mean it was just a couple of years ago that a new video popped up claiming to prove that the Loch Ness Monster really existed.
If that and the stories of aliens and Area 51 are still spawning History Channel and Discovery Channel events, the birth certificate saga could go on forever.
Hey, do you think Donald Trump really has a lock of hair from Big Foot on his head? Maybe he was Big Foot’s love slave?
Contact Mississippi Business Journal editor Ross Reily at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 364-1018.