Sunday, May 08, 2011


I should probably stop posting about birtherism, but it's just such an easy target. Please skip this post if you don't care anymore -- I'm putting it up mostly because I want what I'm writing to show up when birthers do Google searches.

I saw this e-mail reproduced a few days ago at My Right Wing Dad:

...On the birth certificate released by the White House, the listed place of birth is "Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital". This cannot be, because the hospital(s) in question in 1961 were called "KauiKeolani Children's Hospital" and "Kapi'olani Maternity Home", respectively. The name did not change to Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital until 1978, when these two hospitals merged. How can this particular name of the hospital be on a birth certificate dated 1961 if this name had not yet been applied to it until 1978?

Go ahead, look it up. I am not talking crazy talk, these are the facts....

This claim appears at a number of blogs. And yeah, when you go to the Web site of Kapiolani Medical Center, you get this:

This is the story of two hospitals: Kauikeolani Children's Hospital and Kapi'olani Maternity Home.

Concerned about the welfare of Hawaii's mothers, Queen Kapi'olani held luau and bazaars to raise the $8,000 needed to open Kapi'olani Maternity Home in 1890. She endowed her legacy with "Kulia i ka nu'u" or "Strive for the highest."

In 1908, Albert and Emma Kauikeolani Wilcox donated $50,000 to start a children's hospital. The community, concerned that two of every seven infants in Hawai'i did not live to see their first birthday, rallied to match the Wilcox's gift. A year later, Kauikeolani Children's Hospital opened.

The two hospitals joined in 1978 to become Kapi'olani Medical Center for Women & Children.

But, um, apparently someone was using the name Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital well before 1978 -- in fact, well before Obama's birth -- because if you do a Google Books search of the phrase, you see that it shows up in quite a few documents. Like these legal case reports from American Law Reports Annotated:

Or this, from the Hawaii Medical Journal:

Or go here (1938), or here (1954), or here (1948).


Not only did the sinister forces who were grooming Barack Obama to take over the presidency plant two fake birth notices in Honolulu newspapers, not only did they fake two birth certificates, but they also planted all these references to the hospital of his birth years and even decades before he was born, even though the hospital had a different name at the time --just so he could fake his citizenship as part of a vast conspiracy to destroy America.

Yeah, that must be it.

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