We come to Barry Obama, not to praise him

eBay item: “You are bidding on a framed genuine FAKE birth certificate of Barack Hussein Obama. Did I say that his middle name is Hussein? I did? Okay. Here is the fun part. Because it is apparently against the rules to use the middle name of HUSSEIN, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to choose a new middle name to replace HUSSEIN. It will be inserted in the FAKE certificate. We can begin using the name, and then we won’t have to worry about being arrested by the DemocRAT PC police for using the actual real name HUSSEIN.”

Top Ten likewise-unacceptable middle names for Barack [           ] Obama:

  1. Koresh
  2. Diane
  3. Jacob Jingleheimer
  4. Amadeus
  5. Tuvok
  6. Ringling
  7. Anakin
  8. Medici
  9. Kuhn
  10. Insein

(Swiped from Fausta by way of E. M. Zanotti.)


  1. McGehee »

    2 March 2008 · 1:59 pm


  2. Matt »

    3 March 2008 · 3:12 am

    I think the whole thing is silly, especially since every right-leaning ranter who repeats “Barack HUSSEIN Obama!” and “Hillary RODHAM Clinton” also says “John SIDNEY McCain,” over and over.

    Since they’re treating all the candidates equally over that, who cares?

    Aren’t they?

  3. Tatyana »

    3 March 2008 · 7:15 am

    John McCain is Sidney? Never heard of it (and I read only right blogs, as in “we are Right and we are right).
    And if he is – so what? There is not so many men from Sidney who throwing bombs at Americans at the present…men called Hussein, on the other hand…

    It does give one a pause. Although some chose not to use that pause for reflection.

  4. gail »

    3 March 2008 · 7:27 am

    But is he a lean and hungry man?

  5. McGehee »

    3 March 2008 · 9:39 am

    Aren’t they?

    This was brought up over at Protein Wisdom, including the question of equal treatment. And since I actually haven’t been making a big deal about Obama’s middle name — considering the uproar over it from both sides to be irrational — of course I have since referred to McCain over there exclusively as “Sidney.”

    I’m silly that way, sometimes.

  6. Mel »

    3 March 2008 · 10:12 am


  7. Scribal Terror »

    3 March 2008 · 7:21 pm

    And in the Best Post Title category

    Dustbury for We Come to Barry Obama, Not to Praise Him. And, while we’re on the subject, what do you think would be the worst possible middle name for any of the present crop of candidates?

  8. Carol »

    3 March 2008 · 8:22 pm

    Well, nobody named Tim or Jim should ever be able to get elected in this country.

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