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16 Responses to Faux commentary

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    aarrgghh April 26, 2010 at 11:14 am #


    “you may have seen various comments here that seem odd in that they repeat comments that have already appeared made by different people. These are spam.”

    … so how do you tell them from the regular birfer sock puppet tripe?


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    Black Lion April 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm #

    Good point. Especially when we see the birthers repeating the same debunked birther points like McCain released his BC, that there was some sort of travel ban for Americans to Pakistan in 1981, or that Obama was adopted so he lost his US citizenship….

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    Black Lion April 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Good Post over at the following site regarding some interesting facts about President Obama….

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    G April 26, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Here’s the actual link to the article you referenced:

    If you click on just the website link, you’ll get whatever the current article is, which right now happens to be 2 security concern stories about some crazy dude named – get this – McVey (seriously!) from OH who was arrested at a small airport in NC with a gun & a police scanner and monitoring Obama’s flight takeoff on Air Force One.

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    Black Lion April 26, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    Sorry…Thanks for the update…

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    Benji Franklin April 26, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    2042 A.D. interview of Joseph FarUh

    Reporter: “Sir, doctors say you’ve been blinded and crippled by a lifetime of hate-mongering, your legitimate children have abandoned you, journalism courses define ethics as the avoidance of your practices, Historians and the Library of Congress have flagged all references to your long-gone, failed Internet news rag as unreliable and inaccurate, and the 16 years during which the Obamas were sequentially successful Presidents have only become more appreciated during the more-than-a decade which has followed. As a candidate, our current President won an appeal to the Supreme Court confirming that her dual citizenship at birth did not make her ineligible to the Presidency, as Fox Noose had contended.

    ” What then could be the purpose of spending what little is left of your life-time earnings on printing bubble-gum wrappers demanding that Mr. Obama be “removed from office” because of what, by the way, my own research reveals to be a non-existent travel-ban for American citizens never issued by Pakistan near the end of the previous century?”
    FarUh:(responding with rasping difficulty because of the considerable discomfort afforded him by his ingrown mustache)”This is not going away!”

    The Beatles were wrong; sometimes, “All you need is Hate.”

    Benji Franklin

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    Dr. Conspiracy April 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm #

    aarrgghh: … so how do you tell them from the regular birfer sock puppet tripe?

    Well more often than not, they repeat me. 😉

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    DraggingCanoe April 27, 2010 at 5:48 am #

    Prince me..we all know his merry friends..they are located this site..

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    Black Lion April 27, 2010 at 3:50 pm #

    Speaking of birther nonsense, the new Post and Fail article, which features an interview of the convicted felon, Rev. Manning….Some hilarious stuff in it….

    Some excerpts…

    MRS. RONDEAU: In your most recent video, you stated that a highly-placed government official will be testifying at the trial. How did you get him to agree to testify, and will he be there in person or submitting something written?

    DR. MANNING: Right now, we are anticipating at least two government officials will testify. One will be through statements that will be uttered that will be documented, and the other will be a physical presentation where he will actually take the stand.

    DR. MANNING: I have some very interesting witnesses that I have subpoenaed such that if they show up, it will be explosive. If they don’t show up, we’re going to have them testify based on previous statements they have made, carefully observing the rules of evidence to enter those statements into evidence. Having said that, I have subpoenaed George Stephanopoulos, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Condolezza Rice; I have subpoenaed Michael Sovern, the President of Columbia University at the hour when the breach and the infractions took place; and I have subpoenaed Rod Blagojevich, whom I think is integral to a number of things that went on with the surrender of Barack Obama’s law license back in the spring of 2008 when Blagojevich was still governor; I want to talk to him about that. I’ve subpoenaed all of the faculty that were a part of the Political Science program during the years that Obama would have been a student at Columbia University.

    More recently, I have subpoenaed Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson mainly because they were in Chicago in an eminent way during the years that Obama was an alleged community organizer. Jesse Jackson was running PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition, and Louis Farrakhan was eminent in forming the Million Man March, and Obama was allegedly a community organizer during a stretch of years. I want to know what their relationship was and why they did not know him until he rolled into the Senate seat in Illinois some years later. More specifically, the tenor of Chicago needs to be outlined by those two leaders.

    I have also subpoenaed James Cone, who is a professor and the founder of the whole idea of Black Theology. He wrote a very explosive book in the early ’80s outlining black theology. He was the mentor of Jeremiah Wright, who was Obama’s pastor for 20 years. Jeremiah Wright has developed his theology out of James Cone’s Black Theology; all the tenets which Wright preaches are based on Cone’s philosophical, religious and cultural outline. I’ve subpoenaed him for two reasons. One is that Dr. James Cone was an eminent professor at the Union Theological Seminary, which had a very close relationship with Columbia University. During the years that Obama would have studied at Columbia, James Cone was right across the street as the most eminent black theologian in 1979-81. Everyone on the planet was talking about James Cone then. I want to ask James Cone this one question: Why is it that he and Obama never knew each other with Obama being a black person searching for his roots, and James Cone right there with everyone wanting an interview with him. Why didn’t Obama take any classes with him? The Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University were connected.

    DR. MANNING: We have several people, more than 50, who have submitted their names to serve as jurors. I suspect that number will go well past 100 before we actually begin the process of selecting 12. We have other people also who have volunteered to participate in the trial: stenographers, artists, technicians – a large number in those areas. In terms of observers and those who will march around Columbia University, the Columbia march and the trial will happen in tandem, so we will start each day with a march around the compound of Columbia University. It will have the biblical basis of the Joshua march around the city of Jericho. We will do it by that example and then come back to the courtroom, which is only seven blocks from Columbia. The trial will start each day about 11:00, because it will take us about an hour or so to do the march around the campus.

    How many people participate in total is anybody’s guess…all I know is that we’re getting a flurry of activity and information and registration of people who have stated that they are going to be here. I suspect we’re going to see thousands upon thousands…I estimated at one point 30,000…I really don’t know.

    DR. MANNING: The trial, at present, is being structured by me, as a prosecutor, in three phases. Phase One will demonstrate unequivocally with proof, with documentation, with statements, with a plethora of evidence that Obama is indeed not a natural born Citizen. That would be the objective, and we will have evidence that will substantiate that at least 12 different acceptable ways. From there, we will demonstrate that since he isn’t natural born, he violates the U.S. Constitution. That’s No. 1.

    The second stage of the trial will demonstrate that the alleged Columbia years were not spent at Columbia University and the issuance of the degree all over the place demonstrates that Obama did not attend Columbia in a traditional or non-traditional, satellite or correspondence course. He was not enrolled in any of those courses. We will demonstrate the type of program that Columbia had and the requirements for a political science major to complete and that Obama did not participate at that level, yet he was issued a degree. We have the documentation at Stage 2 of the trial to demonstrate that both Columbia and Obama were in a criminal conspiracy to issue and to accept, respectively, knowing that he had not completed the required courses to have done so.

    DR. MANNING: I am convinced that Blagojevich knows of Obama’s crimes, and to subpoena Obama for his trial is an act which is probably as confident as my act of bringing Obama to trial. I think Rod Blagojevich may be a bit of an odd person in many ways, but I think he knows that Obama has committed crimes and that he has the leverage to use that knowledge in the appropriate way. Why he did not use it to maintain his governor’s seat could be a matter of the federal investigation and his own crimes, but I am confident that he knows Obama has committed crimes.

    I did read that Blagojevich has subpoenaed Obama, but I also read that there was a mistake in the release of seven documents that were supposed to have been sealed regarding Obama and for whatever reason were mistakenly released in the process. Actually, I don’t think they were mistakenly released; I think they were leaked. I think that’s a tactic that Obama uses quite often, leaking information. I think he’s going to do the same thing now: rather than appearing for the trial, I think he’s going to try to leak his way out of it. I’ve subpoenaed Rod Blagojevich because I know that he is absolutely integral to information about Obama, and at the appropriate time, we’ll use it. I think right now, other than Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, and Tony Rezko, too, by the way, who has been shuffled around throughout the correctional system for years and has not been sentenced — that’s unheard-of. It’s absolutely incredible that this man has not yet been sentenced, obviously because he hasn’t worked out a deal with Blagojevich and Obama. I wish I could subpoena Tony Rezko, but I’m certainly going to get Blagojevich here. I think he might come. More than anybody else, I think Blagojevich might show up.

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    G April 27, 2010 at 4:55 pm #

    Hah! Fat chance of Blago showing up…or any of the real people he’s issued his “pretend subpoenas” to, for that matter.

    Nor do I think we’ll see anything close to the 30 K people he estimates will show.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if there end up being more media than participants showing up to this circus farce.

    I suspect even Manning knows his pretend fantasy jury doesn’t amount to anything legally, but he’s just craving media attention for his own ego.

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    Arthur April 27, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Black Lion:

    Absolutely amazing. Manning’s opening response is one of the most glaring examples of obfuscation since John Yoo’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.

    DR. MANNING: Right now, we are anticipating at least two government officials will testify. One will be through statements that will be uttered that will be documented . . . .”


    Thanks for posting this–I never would have seen it otherwise.

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    Whatever4 April 27, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    “One will be through statements that will be uttered that will be documented….”

    HUH? What does that even mean? A Seance? And what’s Phase III?

    I judge traction on various topics by the volume of questions on Yahoo Answers. There were a couple of questions a month ago, but absolutely nothing since. Somehow I can’t see the average overweight, elderly, white middle-american birther showing up in Harlem for pretty much any reason short of The Second Coming.

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    Arthur April 27, 2010 at 9:12 pm #


    I got a good laugh from your “Second Coming” line; that sentence had a nice rhythm and build.

    Regarding the question of exactly who will show up in Harlem, remember that birthers make strange bedfellows. Or as they say in Tennessee, et al., “the enemy of Obama is my friend–until I turn against him.”

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    Dr. Conspiracy April 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm #

    Whatever4: “One will be through statements that will be uttered that will be documented….” HUH?

    I think it means that someone will read aloud cherry-picked quotes out of context that are documented to have been said by someone.

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    BatGuano April 28, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    a question for our lawyer friends:

    it seems to me that the term ” subpoena ” has a very exact and precise meaning under the law. wouldn’t it be slanderous for manning to say that someone refused to comply with a subpoena when in actuality they just ignored some junk mail ?

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    nbc April 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Manning’s ‘subpoena’ has as much legal relevance as the American Grand Jury Knitting Club’s filings with the Court.

    What a waste of paper.