On a snowy January morning Paul wanders around the state of Michigan, occasionally getting lost on the road, as well as lost in thought. In part one, he rambles for a while about Sean Hurley's podcast story "The Rule Book and Calendar of Kittery Embers," Around the 12 minute mark he eventually settles into describing an encounter with a group of citizens that starts out with the tired questions about Obama's birth certificate. It was just like socializing with a group of friends at a bar. Except that they were strangers. And it was a grocery store. And a little tense. It's a long story. When I use the phrase "to digress just a little bit," I'm digressing a lot. I start on a rant about American manufacturing -- more specifically, the lack thereof.
The Lenox utility knife I discuss can be found here: http://www.lenoxtools.com/Pages/Product.aspx?id=LockingUtilityKnife
I don't recall the details of the utility knife Menard's was promotionally pricing for free with rebate, but it may have been a "MasterForce" brand knife that goes for $6.99.
On the subject of Obama's birth certificate: http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/born_in_the_usa.html
See also: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2009/jul/01/obamas-birth-certificate-final-chapter-time-we-mea/
And for why this debate just isn't dying and probably won't die: http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2008/12/05/birth_certificate