Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/28/2011

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Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/28/2011The White House has released what it says is a scan of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate. However, some independent document analysts maintain that it is an obvious digital composite, put together using Photoshop or a similar application, and altered to make the data entered in the boxes apply to Mr. Obama.

In other news, in the wild, wonderful, wacky lunatic asylum formerly known as the United Kingdom, a pub singer on the Isle of Wight was arrested by police on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment after performing the disco song “Kung Fu Fighting”. His performance sparked a complaint from some Oriental passers-by.

Meanwhile, an animal rights group at the University of Illinois maintains that the word “pet” should no longer be used, but should be replaced by “animal companion”, so as to preserve the dignity of the relationship between humans and other species. When describing animals who are not our companions, the organization also wants to replace the word “wild” — which can have negative connotations — with “free-ranging”.

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