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Christopher di Spirito

Christopher di Spirito
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AUGUST 27, 2009 3:58PM

Birthers Want to See President Obama's Penis

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Thursday, August 27, 2009


The Birthers have come up with a creative way to best determine if President Obama is a true, blue, red-blooded, U.S.-born American and it involves the amount of his foreskin.

Birthers and freepers actually engaged in the following exchange the other day at the rightwing Free Republic. The exchange is verbatim:

The only other thing that hit me was that [Larry] Sinclair said BO was not circumcised. When my son was born in a hospital that was done as a matter of routine without even consulting us. Would the same be for Hawaii? OTOH People born at home or in some other cultures are not circumcised.

A relative of mine was born (in a hospital) a couple of years after BO’s alleged birth date. He was circumcised also (as a matter of routine, not according to any family request).

My son was born in June of 1961 in a hospital in CA, and the nurses released us because of miscommunication in a day and a half before the circumcision was done. We had to go back to the doctor’s office to have it done a week later, and the doctor was NOT HAPPY. My second son was born in the same hospital 4 years later. I don’t remember them asking me about it. Routine procedure for little boys.

Wish we had someone to make a phone call to the hospitols in HI and ask if they routinely do circumcism [sic] and when that practice started.

You might want to make that call to a Canadian hospital …

No…it would have been in Kenya….not Canada.

Natural Born 54:
I am having a vision of a court room scene. The judge turns to O sitting in the witness chair to his left and says “I am sorry, Mr. President, but I am going to have to ask you to stand and drop trou.”

My guess is, this curiosity about the First Member has less to do with national origin and more to do with insecure, conservative white men’s obsession with black male genitalia and sexuality.

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Oh, god! Seriously? What is wrong with these people? Wait, nevermind. I don't really want to know. Geesh.
I wouldn't put anything past these morons. Very funny piece and I loved the... penis pig.

I'm a Brit, and over there, unless you're Jewish or Muslim or a member of the Royal Family (Lord knows why), it's not routine. A couple I know were living in Canada when their firstborn arrived, and had a hell of a time convincing a nurse who brought them a consent form that they didn't want it done. Eventually he got fed up and wrote them a note saying he would sue them if they did that to his son.
Just when I thought *they* couldn't go any further...
I've read unbelievably bizarre and peculiar comments from the freepers posting at Free Republic but asking the president to haul out the First Member as proof of his national status takes the prize.

Human ape men, hooting about each's ding-dongs, endlessly, for millennia, then the comet lands and we are all wiped out. I sometimes think this will be our one-line entry in the Encyclopedia Galactica.
First Clinton and now Obama. What is this obsession the right wing has with presidential penises?
Has anyone noticed how rare it is to meet a conservative who has any real information in his head? These bloggers all had children - some even multiple children - and never read the consent forms they were signing. A hospital or doctor cannot perform any non-emergency procedure without written consent.
Good grief Charlie Brown!!!!

The longer I live, the MORE I'm embarrassed by the insane behavior of the human species.

All things considered, I'd really rather be a dolphin!

I don't need to see his penis...I'm sure it looks just like Nancy Pelosi's.
I'm just plain dumbfounded. How can people be so ridiculous? Can't they see themselves? Can't they hear themselves? Don't they get how obvious they are?

What he said: "this curiosity about the First Member has less to do with national origin and more to do with insecure, conservative white men’s obsession with black male genitalia and sexuality."
More love for the penis pig here.

From Rush Limbaugh's constant references to grabbing his ankles to nonsense like this, I just wish the far right would admit they really want Obama to give them a good asspounding. I wouldn't say no to him, either, but at least I don't try to disguise it as something else.
I should clarify that when I said I wouldn't say no, I meant Obama, not Rush. Here's hoping that isn't protesting too much, methinks.
The world is mostly full of idiots.
Notwithstanding that this article evidences how outrageous the right wing are it really shouldn't have seen the light of day.
I am convinced that a sizable number of white, conservative men are deeply and profoundly insecure about the size of their package and will use any means possible to view the competition (Clinton, Obama) to see if they measure up. It's really fascinating.
I'm beginning to think the only answer is "involuntary committal."
Every country has its crazies. I was not circumcised, does that mean I am not a citizen of this country? This is Bovine Scatology, perhaps some people need to remember "It's better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to post a comment that leaves no doubt."

Let the Brain Dead babble, no one who has an I.Q. above 50 will pay any attention. Stupidity is one cause of failing your Darwinian Challenge.
I'm a REAL American.
I was born in Chicago in 1939.
I'm circumcised.
It was not done for any ignorant religiomatic reasons.
I'm not jewish or any of those things.
In fact, I am a free thinking free reasoning atheist.

I proposed that all foreskins be forwarded to these "birther" repiglicans as chewing gum.
Just shows there's no limit to the stupidity of people who refuse to think. For one thing, many American males are not circumcised, for one reason or another. For another, no doctor will perform any medical procedure on an infant (or anyone!) without the proper forms being signed by patient or patient's parent or guardian. And finally, why this prurient curiosity about the Presidential penis?
Do those people think he governs with it? Yes, I agree that it's
racism: that old fear that the Other (however defined) is exotically well-endowed/more sexually proficient/more sexually attractive.
hey TS, what is with you far-righters and the obsession with women with penises? Are you confused about anatomy? Rush and M. Savage have both raved often about Janet Reno's and Hillary's imaginary penis. Not to mention calling Chelsea a dog and a "son in drag".

Is it just mindless frat boy cruelty or do you guys have a shemale fetish? Is this supposed to be some kind of insult, that Pelosi is -- horrors -- a man? Do you fear penises?

What gives with this endless penis thing?
Greg, "Smallpackages" say's it all for me bro.
I have some bad news

It's worse instead of better

It's gonna have to come off
Hey, let's see THEIRS first. Fair is fair. Of course these people have no shame or sense of decency so they will continue to come up with more and more filthy ideas. They are all mental deficits.
Yee, freakin' gods! I thought I had read about insanity the past few days reading & hearing about the poor child who was kidnapped by one of these freaks when she was 11 but reading this crap makes me wonder what the hell is in store for this country in the future.

I have 5 sons.....age 25 to 42. At no time was either one of them ever circumcised without my signed permission.

Christopher, I am trying to laugh at your commentary but the dumbed-down situation of this country is not funny and compassionate conservative christianity is downright painful.

Congrats on your 16 yrs of marriage. Sure beats the hell out of my two 6 yr. marriages!!
Next time someone thinks I'm disgusting just because I say what most men are thinking, I'll point them to this story.
Well, I'm sure not surprised about the fuss. After all, a few days ago I was slumming over in a UFO/Aliens are HERE site the other day, and read that Obama is actually a reptilian alien. Do those critters even have penises?
I'm 56. My older brother was not circumcised - my mother was given a choice that long ago, in an American hospital. My 21 year old son was not circumcised - he was born at home. I know we'd all rather not have read this piece, but face it - it's the richest example yet of the ignorance and repression that haunts the right wing. Making it worse is their tendency to refuse to accept that they might be wrong or might be lacking information. Hence, you have these repressed good ol' boys sitting around talking about penises, nurtured by the ignorant assumption that EVERY guy has been circumcised unless he's not a good American. They didn't even get the connection that if the man were a Muslim, he'd be circumcised. It IS painful to continue to be slapped in the face with the reality that far too much of our population is under-educated and sadly - stupid.
I KNEW It! White People have always been 'afraid' of a Black Mans Dangle n' Berries! That's been the prob all along, hasn't it?
Especially with ElRushbo - who hates Michale Steele for the same reason; but thne it's sooo obvious of a Freudian Slip, for a man (???) who like to stick thick, long, round, dark brown things in his mouth and suck on them (his Cubanos, of course) to be afraid of Black Mens Genitiles!
I laughed myself silly the night I first thought that one through!
Hope y'all enjoyed it, too!
They're of course forgetting that if he were a secret Muslim as they say he is, he would have been circumsized.
these are stupid people looking for something almost but not quite logical to hang their idiot hats on.

I hate to say it, but I love it. the stupider the better! keep it coming idiot right! just keep it coming!
And who's Larry Sinclair, and why was he staring at the President's penis?
Just had to add this bit.
Has anyone ever seen that movie about some Catholic Bishop, assigned to the Vatican, who was trying to save some Jews from the Death Camps? You know the part where the SS Guy comes up and says to the two 'suspected Jews' at the Train Station, "You look kinda of dark...where would you born?" and then to the man, "Are you circumsized?"
Then the (Lutheran) Priest comes over and says, "I'm not; what of it?"
Now, what would these people, whose obvious racism probably extends to Jews too, think of that one? By NAZI Standards - and they are clearlyu a bunch of NAZIs' - they'd all be suspected of being Jews!
Right-wing "blow hards"... (a pun, yes?) have come unhinged. Can;t wait to hear Hannity and O'Reilly deiver this crap as news on Fox Noise.
Larry Sinclair, no relation to Lewis to have provided Obama with a blow jog.
Good lord. I actually thought this was satire but these people are real. Someone needs to study their fixation on presidential naughty bits.
I could have lived my whole life never seeing the words Obama and penis in the same sentence.
Conservatives certainly do seem to have strange sexual fantasies when compared to ordinary human beings. Take, for example, Rush Limbaugh's fixations about bending over. And it's estimated that 40% of Republican staffers on Capitol Hill are closet queens. And Republican sex means prattling on and on and on about family values while you snort meth with male or female hookers, or you're in some swingers' club. Go figure.
"more to do with insecure, conservative white men’s obsession with black male genitalia and sexuality"

You pegged it, IMO.
All the pig needs now is, Lipstick!!
´Not a bad idea after all to clear an itching Q.
By the way.. all of the poor males in Africa didn´t get "cut"..
only the girls.... we were told...... Donah////
A new low.
Bipartisan is for suckers! We are not dealing with Republicans we are dealing with Neocon/Fascists. They have to be defeated or this country will cease to exist as we know it.
Circumcision has always required the signature on an Informed Consent; it has never been "routine". The recommendation of Circumcision seems to change with the times. About 10 years ago, it was not routinely advised. Lately, we see it being recommended again. This proves nothing except these people are really sheep and allowed someone to do a surgical procedure on their infant son without their informed consent; or, they do not understand how to read a legal document, whether it is an informed consent for surgery or it is a birth certificate; or, they are simply out of their everloving minds. I know some adult males, heretofore thought to have been born in America, who are not circumcized, so, I suppose they must be foreign born of some weird culture, according to them.
@Tommye Jean Winkley
Informed consent didn't become required by law in the United States until 1972, following the case of Canterbury v. Spence.

In Parents' Magazine, September 1941, Alan F. Guttmacher M.D.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins University wrote in an article called "Should The Baby Be Circumcised?"

"Some doctors make a practice of routine circumcision unless specific objection is raised by the parents, while others first consult the parents in order to discover their wishes. "

(And once the circumcised men were having sons of their own, they could start saying "He has to look like his father.")

Male circumcision varies by tribe in Africa (there have been 53 deaths from it this year alone in Eastern Cape Province), and Obama Sr's tribe, the Luo, are among those that don't circumcise.
I hasten to add that neither of those comments was intended to add to the speculation about Obama, just bring facts to comments above.
What is a blow jog? Running on cocaine?