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The Doc’s FOIA Update

I got a call from the Department of State. They said they had an update on the status of my FOIA request. I got all excited.  [Read more about my FOIA here and here and here and here. ] What a let down when the status they gave me was the same thing they told me a month before! It was still with the passport section (where it’s been for a year) and it’s still undergoing legal review (where it’s been for at least a month). So basically I have been waiting for 18 months and still have no indication as to when I will get a response.

The Doc appeals to Congress

That “no response” response was the last straw: I wrote my Congressman. Unlike my senator, Jim DeMint (“Senator Tea Party”), my Congressman, Bob Inglis, is a remarkably sane fellow for a Republican. In fact he lost the Republican Primary last month after 6 terms in office, for standing up to the extremists on the right. I told Congressman Inglis my tale of woe and asked if he couldn’t find out something.

We’ll see.

18 Responses to The Doc’s FOIA Update

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    James July 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm #

    Brand new news article: Obama was born in Kenya and has a different middle name:
    http://www.thecitizen.co.tz/magazines/32-political-platform/2708-zanzibar-could-reverse-trend-to-have-president-from-pemba.html
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    For more than 200 years US citizen could not pick a president who has roots outside the country. This might… have been the result of racism or belief that a person other than original’ US citizen was capable of effectively leading the powerful nation and help it to maintain its values.

    But after political changes globally, and strengthening of democracy, things have changed in the US. We witnessed last year a senator with his origins from east Africa, Barack Abdallah Husein Obama, becoming the first black US president. He won the race on Democrat ticket and was sworn on January 20, 2009 as US president.

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    James July 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm #

    It seems this article coorborates James Orengo’s comment he made March 25, 2010:

    “If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of America? It is because they did away with exclusion. What has killed us here is exclusion; that once Mr. Orengo is President, I know of no other place than Ugenya. That is why we were fighting against these many Presidencies in the past. I hope that Kenya will come of age. This country must come of age. People want freedom and nations want liberation, but countries want independence.”

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    James July 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    Even is Obama was born in Hawaii with Kenyan Roots, apparently Zanzibar is quite familiar with what a “Natural Born” citizen is and that Obama is apparently not an “Original” citizen of the US; in other words he is NOT a NBC.

    Natural Born Citizen = One born in the US to parents who are US citizens.

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    James July 13, 2010 at 1:35 pm #

    “For more than 200 years US citizen could not pick a president who has roots outside the country.”

    I’d love to know the meaning of this statement.

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    Sef July 13, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    James: It seems this article coorborates James Orengo’s comment he made March 25, 2010:“If America was living in a situation where they feared ethnicity and did not see itself as a multiparty state or nation, how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the President of America? It is because they did away with exclusion. What has killed us here is exclusion; that once Mr. Orengo is President, I know of no other place than Ugenya. That is why we were fighting against these many Presidencies in the past. I hope that Kenya will come of age. This country must come of age. People want freedom and nations want liberation, but countries want independence.”

    I would not expect non-Americans to have knowledge of our Constitution & laws. This view is consistent with those of the birthers. What do you think that implies??

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    bob July 13, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    A newspaper in Tanzania said it; James believes it; that settles it.

    Hello, President Biden!

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    sfjeff July 13, 2010 at 1:58 pm #

    Oh James, James, James- ever so wiling to embrace that which comforts you.

    “Even is Obama was born in Hawaii with Kenyan Roots, apparently Zanzibar is quite familiar with what a “Natural Born” citizen is and that Obama is apparently not an “Original” citizen of the US; in other words he is NOT a NBC.”

    Um no.

    I am particular but here is how I look at things:
    Do I look at an obscure article written in Zanzibar to help me understand what the definition of Natural Born Citizen is? (especially when they don’t actually say NBC)
    Or do I believe in the 69 million voters who understood that Obama’s father not being a citizen had no bearing on his NBC status?

    Do I look at an obscure article written in Zanzibar to see whether Obama was born in the United States or do I accept the word of the DOH and the Governor of Hawaii?

    I think I will go with the voters and the DOH. The writers in Zanzibar I am sure are fine fellows and they have a good point regarding their own elections, but I have no reason to assume that they are somehow experts on the U.S. Constitution or have access to some super secret information that no one else has.

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    Domokun July 13, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    bob: A newspaper in Tanzania said it; James believes it; that settles it.Hello, President Biden!

    Is Biden not black or slightly not whitish in any way? Check. Executively Presidentially hair? Check. Again, not unwhite? Check. Christian-y sounding name? Check! Birth certificate? Hmm…maybe–oh, don’t bother.

    Four out of five so welcome to the Oval Office, President Biden.

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    Jim Cricket July 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    Sounds like your sister needs some family intervention docster … 😉

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    PaulG July 13, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    James: “For more than 200 years US citizen could not pick a president who has roots outside the country.”I’d love to know the meaning of this statement.

    It’s pretty self explanatory. And even looking at grandparents and great grandparents, they were drawing from a pretty small list of countries. How many presidents had relatives in Ireland? Heck, even Obama is Dick Cheney’s cousin, so the Presidency still hasn’t strayed too far.

    The real question is, what is Orengo talking about? You’re focussed on a rhetorical throw away line and missing the real fascinating issues! What is the history of Kenya? Or Zanzibar? What is the editorial talking about in the context of the history of the counrty?My advice to you is forget all this stupid birther stuff and actually read something about the history of the rest of the planet.

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    James: Natural Born Citizen = One born in the US to parents who are US citizens.

    Did you get that from the bathroom wall at the McDonald’s nearest Apuzzo’s house? I know you didn’t get it from a US Legal dictionary (http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2009/03/natural-born-citizen-defined/).

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    Dr. Conspiracy July 13, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Well I think I will have to agree with James here. Barack Obama is not eligible to be president of Zanzibar.

  13. avatar
    Majority Will July 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm #

    I’m amazed at so many who lack a law degree and probably any higher education are suddenly expert Constitutional scholars.

  14. avatar
    misha July 14, 2010 at 12:49 am #

    James: for the love of everything holy, when are you going to take my advice and eat an Alice B Toklas brownie?

    Let me know, and I’ll bake you some.

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    misha July 14, 2010 at 12:50 am #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Well I think I will have to agree with James here. Barack Obama is not eligible to be president of Zanzibar.

    True, but James is eligible to be president of Mars.

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    Keith July 14, 2010 at 1:04 am #

    misha: James: for the love of everything holy, when are you going to take my advice and eat an Alice B Toklas brownie?Let me know, and I’ll bake you some.

    Wait…What? Am I missing out on something?

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    nc1 July 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm #

    Dr. C

    You are not the only one having problems getting the information using the FOIA from the Obama regime:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38350993

    I wonder whether your request has been sitting on a desk of a political apointee.

  18. avatar
    sfjeff July 24, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    Old news NC1- we talked about this in another thread already. But thanks for stopping by