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Luke Scott on Obama’s birth certificate: “Anybody can produce a document”

May 4, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT


That sound you hear is Luke Scott‘s agent and most of the Orioles’ front office simultaneously slapping their hands to their foreheads in exasperation as they read Sam Mellinger’s column in today’s Kansas City Star. You know, the one in which Luke Scott continues to be a birther despite the release of Obama’s birth certificate:

“(President Obama’s) birth certificate has yet to be validated … If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it’s a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me. So, all it is, let’s just see if it’s real. Anybody can produce a document, so let’s check it out.”

The rest of Mellinger’s column is, as usually, pretty sharp. Like me, he’s not going to lose sleep that there are people like Luke Scott playing baseball for a living. I mean, they’re paid to hit and throw the ball, not hold forth on the topics of the day.

But even so, you can’t help but marvel at the crazy seeping from his pores.

  1. Utley's Hair - May 4, 2011 at 1:20 PM

    I think Luke Scott is the real identity of havlicekstoletheball, isn’t it, Craig?

  2. jasonc2300 - May 4, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Any truth to the rumor that Luke Scott followed up these quotes by adding, “The media has been very desirous that a black president do well”?

    • Utley's Hair - May 4, 2011 at 2:10 PM

      Only after he popped a couple oxycontin.

  3. jasonburg - May 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM

    Dear Luke ““Anybody can produce a document”” Scott:

    Anybody can flap their gums as if they know what the hell they’re talking about, too. Doesn’t mean they should.

    • Utley's Hair - May 4, 2011 at 2:07 PM

      “Anybody can flap their gums as if they know what the hell they’re talking about, too.”

      I think you give Luke Scott too much credit here.

  4. crashdavis99 - May 4, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Why is it the stupidest people are always the ones most eager to share their thoughts? I guess it takes one to know one since Luke obviously forged his high school diploma, there is no way this clown got past 4th grade. 😛

    • sayheykidwschamp - May 4, 2011 at 6:30 PM

      Usually when they are that stupid, they don’t know it and actually think the opposite. Basically, he is too dumb to know he is dumb.

  5. Sean Boulton - May 4, 2011 at 2:58 PM

    My favourite part of Mellinger’s column? It’s this paragraph:

    “His logic isn’t always linear. For instance, he expresses frustration at people who doubt certain parts of the Bible because there’s no solid proof — “it’s like people use that as an excuse,” he says — but still maintains his own skepticism about Obama’s citizenship.”

    So, you HAVE to take the Bible at faith, but not the President? And being presented with actual proof – a higher standard than the Bible can provide – still isn’t good enough? And all Sam can say is “his logic isn’t always linear”? Step out on the ledge, Sam. I’d say his logic isn’t always apparent. Heck, his logic just simply isn’t.

    Full credit to Luke Scott, though – this whole farce may actually be bringing me around to believing in creationism, because there’s absolutely nothing about Luke Scott that’s evolved…

    • paperlions - May 4, 2011 at 3:17 PM

      …and you think some powerful being would create Luke Scott on purpose?

      • Utley's Hair - May 4, 2011 at 3:33 PM

        Yes. God put the Luke Scotts on the earth for comic relief.

      • paperlions - May 4, 2011 at 3:48 PM

        I could buy that…

      • Sean Boulton - May 5, 2011 at 12:58 AM

        I would have said even powerful beings make mistakes, but I can go with Utley’s Hair’s explanation just as easily.

  6. japatar - May 4, 2011 at 4:46 PM

    I agree that Scott is way off base on this birth certificate deal and he needs to let it go. But it seems to me that most of the posters here seem to think that if the government says it so, then they should be taken at their word? Now that’s just as scary as the birthers and the truthers!

    • The Common Man/ - May 4, 2011 at 5:06 PM

      I think most of the people here realize that it’s not just a government saying that Obama was born in Hawaii, it’s multiple levels of government (Federal and state), as well as private individuals, and every single national media outlet, including those most predisposed against this President, as well as physical evidence from the time he was born.

    • mornelithe - May 9, 2011 at 12:53 PM

      Well, the problem with what you’re saying is that this isn’t remotely the first time this issue has come up. Anyone who thinks that Hillary and Bill, John Mccain, Sarah Palin, the entire cast of Fox News, etc… wouldn’t have found positive evidence of Obama’s birth outside the US by this point, is simply going to extreme lengths to tolerate partisan warfare that keeps this country as fragmented and divisive as ever.

  7. The Baseball Idiot - May 4, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    As much as I love to champion the cause of Freedom of Speech, guys like Luke Scott make it really hard.

    Yo, Luke, freedom of speech also means freedom from speech.

    Shut the hell up!!!

  8. rapmusicmademedoit - May 4, 2011 at 7:04 PM

    Luke, you should get a document for being stupid!!

  9. chedberg - May 4, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    Hey Luke Scott, I know you are but what am I?

  10. micker716 - May 4, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    Rashard Mendenhall thinks Scott’s opinions are uninformed and ignorant.

  11. actionjackson3 - May 4, 2011 at 11:03 PM

    Are you people serious or just really naive? I knew a guy in college who made birth certificates in his dorm room. He got ahold of a embosser with the State seal, and sold a truckload to underage students who would take them to the DMV and receive a official State Identification Card stating they were legal drinking age.

    The guy was a total idiot and eventually got caught, but there were a lot of bogus State-Issued ID cards on campus because everybody at the DMV thought the birth certificates were valid and authentic, even though they were not. If that moron was able to create a birth certificate in his dorm room, which was accepted at any DMV, I don’t think it’d be too hard for someone intelligent to do the same.

    • cktai - May 5, 2011 at 8:01 AM

      Are you serious or just really naive? You honestly think that someone can simply remove every single trace of his birth and simply make up a different place of birth in the off chance that he might become president?

  12. thegonz13 - May 5, 2011 at 6:54 PM

    Luke Scott is a prime example of what happens when first cousins marry!

  13. purpleronin - May 6, 2011 at 8:39 AM

    At this point i’d be disinclined to believe Luke Scott’s birth certificate..and i’d be inclined to fall back on an old schoolyard favorite: did his mother have any children that lived?

  14. kinggw - May 6, 2011 at 10:10 PM

    Now why doesnt Scott get the Mendenhall treatment? All Mendenhall did was have some thoughts he shared via Twitter, Scott called the president a liar, twice despite obvious proof. What is worse?

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