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A new birther infomercial running on a CBS affiliate in Texas and elsewhere around the country tells viewers a "got a birth certificate?" bumper sticker can be theirs for the low price of $30.

 

The 28-minute program -- quite possibly the first ever birthermercial -- features community access production values, heavy use of foreboding strings soundtrack, and standard-issue Birther ideology.

 

For a $30 contribution, viewers also get a fax sent in their name to the 50 state attorneys general and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that President Obama produce his real birth certificate.

 

Here's the TPMtv highlight reel of the infomercial:

 

(The full program is here.)

 

One of the men behind the infomercial is attorney Gary Kreep, executive director of the Ramona, CA-based Birther group United States Justice Foundation. He told TPMmuckraker in an interview today that the initial buy was for two and half weeks at TV stations around the country, and he's now looking into a second round buy. He says he'll give us a list of stations playing the infomercial.

 

One of them is CBS affiliate KLBK in Lubbock, Texas. That's where Lubbock resident Jim Schermbeck saw the infomercial last night at around 12:30 a.m., after The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he tells TPMmuckraker. A scheduler at the station confirmed to us that the infomercial is running, but the employee in charge of paid programming did not immediately return our calls.

 

In its first week on the air, the infomercial generated "something like 1500 to 2000 faxes," Kreep says. The money goes to the price of the faxes and to the cost of airing the program, with any extra money going to the United States Justice Foundation.

 

(As a side note, it's worth noting that Kreep is currently engaged in an intra-movement feud with the pioneering Birther attorney Orly Taitz.)

 

The program was produced by LivePrayer.com, a Web site affiliated with Bill Keller, a fundamentalist Christian minister who also hosts the infomercial.

 

Imprisoned in the late 1980s after an insider trading conviction, Keller later committed his life to God, attended Liberty University in Virginia, and founded Bill Keller Ministries, according to his bio. LivePrayer.com was "founded for the sole purpose of having a site on the internet where people can go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for prayer."

 

Besides being a forum for prayer requests, LivePrayer.com features the Birther infomercial and a "False Hope" program advertised with a picture of Obama crudely photoshopped next to Hitler. Keller has called Islam a "false religion that follows a false god that will lead them to eternal condemnation."

 

In the infomercial, Keller promises late-night viewers a "special look at where Barack Hussein Obama was really born."

 

"Today, you could join hundreds of thousands of other Americans and force President Obama to produce his birth certificate [*foreboding string music*]."

 

Between interviews with Kreep, Keller repeatedly asks viewers to add their name to "a petition going to GOP leaders to force President Obama to obey the law."

 

"As a thank you," he says, "you will receive a specially created, 'got a birth certificate?' bumper sticker."

 

A logo on the screen during the infomercial features the outlines of the United States, the state of Hawaii, and the continent of Africa, with the red-white-and-blue-colored words "Where was PRESIDENT Obama BORN?"

 

Kreep comes off as a considerably calmer, more self-controlled figure than his Birther rival Taitz. But he clearly feels irritated after being shut out by the mainstream media.

 

"The vast majority of the media doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to admit when they're wrong. They're all a bunch of cowards," Kreep says, praising Rush Limbaugh's crack that God and Obama are alike because neither one has a birth certificate.

 

Keller ends the program this way: "Thank you for watching this very special presentation. This is a legitimate issue. Don't let people tell you otherwise. If the man was not born in Hawaii as he claims, he is not legally president."

 

If you've seen the infomercial in Texas or elsewhere, let us know.

 

Late Update: April Morehead, who deals with paid programming at Texas CBS affiliate KLBK, confirms to TPMmuckraker the infomercial ran last night, and says it will run again Sunday at 1 a.m. United States Justice Foundation paid $100 per airing. Morehead said the station doesn't show programs with sexually or racially derogatory content, and the station saw no problems with the birthermercial.

 

Late Late Update: Group behind birthermercial says it's running in seven states across the South.

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Click on the link if you want to watch the video. Man...All it takes is thirty bucks and anyone who wants to can get a bumpersticker that makes them an official dumbass. Kudos to the obvious Con-Artists who are running this effort; may they make plenty of money off of other peoples' stupidity.

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Have you noticed this Bill guy looks like Terry Jones?

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Here I thought it was the sign up fee for the Republican Party you were gonna talk about

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Normally, I don't make fun of anyone's family name, and I've seen some doozies.

 

But Gary Kreep? :twitch:

 

Gotta wonder if acquaintances see him on the street and ask how his wife and all the little Kreeps are doing.

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That does it...I have got to come up with a way to make money off stupid people.

 

This market is so large there is no excuse for not exploiting it.

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That does it...I have got to come up with a way to make money off stupid people.

 

This market is so large there is no excuse for not exploiting it.

Chia Obama is already taken.

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That does it...I have got to come up with a way to make money off stupid people.

 

This market is so large there is no excuse for not exploiting it.

 

 

In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.

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It's been over six months, you'd think they'd be over it by now. I didn't like the Bush = Hitler thing when it was popular. The whole Nazi\Hitler thing just gets thrown around way too easily these days.

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Yeah, Bush/Hitler wasn't a fair comparison. I mean Hitler was actually popularly elected, for one.

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Yeah, Bush/Hitler wasn't a fair comparison. I mean Hitler was actually popularly elected, for one.

 

Neither president screams about how "undesirables" are destroying our contry and should be put in special "camps."

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Despite Bush not being as bad as Hitler, or even in the same league in terms of sheer abuse of power, I would by no means consider him a good leader.

 

I mean as far as presidents go, he's kind of on the bottom of the list in terms of results/fallout. The above statement about his initial election results, while true, were meant as a straight-out dig.

 

And let's face it, saying someone's better than Hitler, isn't saying much. It's kind of like saying someone's more athletic than Stephen Hawking. Of course if the bar for our leaders is that low, then that may explain a few things about the guys we elect.

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Despite Bush not being as bad as Hitler, or even in the same league in terms of sheer abuse of power, I would by no means consider him a good leader.

 

I mean as far as presidents go, he's kind of on the bottom of the list in terms of results/fallout. The above statement about his initial election results, while true, were meant as a straight-out dig.

 

And let's face it, saying someone's better than Hitler, isn't saying much. It's kind of like saying someone's more athletic than Stephen Hawking. Of course if the bar for our leaders is that low, then that may explain a few things about the guys we elect.

 

This is why the independant parties should take advantage of this moment and make their stand so we don't have to pick the lesser of the two evils.

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Despite Bush not being as bad as Hitler, or even in the same league in terms of sheer abuse of power, I would by no means consider him a good leader.

 

I mean as far as presidents go, he's kind of on the bottom of the list in terms of results/fallout. The above statement about his initial election results, while true, were meant as a straight-out dig.

 

And let's face it, saying someone's better than Hitler, isn't saying much. It's kind of like saying someone's more athletic than Stephen Hawking. Of course if the bar for our leaders is that low, then that may explain a few things about the guys we elect.

 

This is why the independant parties should take advantage of this moment and make their stand so we don't have to pick the lesser of the two evils.

I wish that would happen. Sadly the sheep will continue to bleat and follow the two main corrupt parties because they too stupid to look elsewhere.

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I also think they're too scared into thinking if they "waste their vote" the more corrupt canidate will win because you're not stopping them with by supporting the other guy. With the extremists on both sides scaring the hell out of us, we feel like we have to pick the lesser evil.

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I also think they're too scared into thinking if they "waste their vote" the more corrupt canidate will win because you're not stopping them with by supporting the other guy. With the extremists on both sides scaring the hell out of us, we feel like we have to pick the lesser evil.

 

In regards what I bold-ed I have this to say: As a child I used to watch my grandfather train his border collies and he would use them to herd cattle where he needed them to go. Border Collies are really good at nipping at the heels of cattle and sheep instinctively (it runs in their blood). The idea of nipping at the heels of the sheep was to scare the hell out of them so that they would pick the direction to go in that the border collie needed them to go in and that my grandfather, who was directing the border collies, wanted them to go in.......

 

So you see, there is something to be said about playing both sides against the middle....

 

In fact it happens every election cycle and it happened quite so in the last two election cycles to a degree that induced Terror on both sides if the wrong candidate was picked. So people wound up feeling overwhelmed as if they were burdened with so many heavy things and just "had to" pick Obama or McCain...

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You know, some of the people who voted for Obama actually liked him. May not agree with everything he says, but on the whole, like him.

 

Honestly this last election was the only one I've voted in where I didn't feel like I was supporting the lesser of evils.

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You know, some of the people who voted for Obama actually liked him. May not agree with everything he says, but on the whole, like him.

 

Honestly this last election was the only one I've voted in where I didn't feel like I was supporting the lesser of evils.

 

That's true. Some people picked him because they believed he might be the key to getting both sides to reach some common ground. Because a number of people I know are sick of the fighting on both and wanted someone who acted like a grown-up and wanted to two parties to at least try to work together make things better.

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You know, some of the people who voted for Obama actually liked him. May not agree with everything he says, but on the whole, like him.

 

Honestly this last election was the only one I've voted in where I didn't feel like I was supporting the lesser of evils.

 

That's true. Some people picked him because they believed he might be the key to getting both sides to reach some common ground. Because a number of people I know are sick of the fighting on both and wanted someone who acted like a grown-up and wanted to two parties to at least try to work together make things better.

That's what I hoped for and that's why I sent Obama money, 1st candidate I EVER sent money to. Sadly as the campaign dragged on and I learned more about him the more I realized he was just another democratic hack and was unworthy of my money or vote.

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You know, some of the people who voted for Obama actually liked him. May not agree with everything he says, but on the whole, like him.

 

Honestly this last election was the only one I've voted in where I didn't feel like I was supporting the lesser of evils.

 

That's true. Some people picked him because they believed he might be the key to getting both sides to reach some common ground. Because a number of people I know are sick of the fighting on both and wanted someone who acted like a grown-up and wanted to two parties to at least try to work together make things better.

That's what I hoped for and that's why I sent Obama money, 1st candidate I EVER sent money to. Sadly as the campaign dragged on and I learned more about him the more I realized he was just another democratic hack and was unworthy of my money or vote.

 

Doesn't help that the other side is so intent on seeing the other that they won't let the moderates reach out or critize them without getting jumped on.

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I voted for Obama because of the positive effect he had on our overseas image. But then again, after the disastrous effect Bush had on the US image, anyone but Hucklebee would have been better. The fact that a man who was half-black could be elected president impressed a lot of people over here and instantly improved their opinion of the US. I just hope he can now live up to 1/10 of the expectations.

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Love or hate Obama, you have to admit that he is actively working on bettering the American image across the world.

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Love or hate Obama, you have to admit that he is actively working on bettering the American image across the world.

 

At least he acts like a grown-up as well. After putting up with childish jerks and bullies, it was the breath of fresh air people needed.

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Ivoted for Obama because of the positive effect he had on our overseasimage. But then again, after the disastrous effect Bush had on the USimage, anyone but Hucklebee would have been better. The fact that a man who was half-black could be elected president impressed a lot of people over here and instantly improved their opinion of the US. I just hope he can now live up to 1/10 of the expectations.

 

That tells me something very basic has changed on the social level.

 

At least he acts like a grown-up as well. After putting up with childish jerks and bullies, it was the breath of fresh air people needed.

 

"A breath of fresh air" captures the feeling alright.

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