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Abercrombie takes Hawaii Governorship

Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie

US Congressman Neil Abercrombie is Hawaii’s new governor, winning over his Republican challenger Duke Aiona by a wide margin (58 – 41 %). Abercrombie is a long-time family friend of Barack Obama, and the man who read a letter from President Obama stating he was born at the Kapi’olani Hospital at that organization’s 100th anniversary gala dinner in January of 2009. Abercrombie, unlike some Democratic candidates this year, was not at all shy about accepting an endorsement from President Obama, making a video from Obama the centerpiece of his campaign web site.

In Hawaii, like many states, the director of the Department of Health is an appointed position, and we may expect a replacement for Dr. Chiyome Fukino wh0 was appointed to that position by the then newly elected Republican governor Lingle.

If it could be possible, Hawaii may become an even less hospitable place for the birthers.

38 Responses to Abercrombie takes Hawaii Governorship

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    Loren November 3, 2010 at 10:47 am #

    You know what this means, right? That after two years of Birther demands for things like a formal and official statement by the Hawaiian governor confirming Obama’s Hawaiian birth, even if they got that now, the Birther response would simply be ‘Oh, we can’t trust *Abercrombie*!’

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    Sean November 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Loren: You know what this means, right?That after two years of Birther demands for things like a formal and official statement by the Hawaiian governor confirming Obama’s Hawaiian birth, even if they got that now, the Birther response would simply be Oh, we can’t trust *Abercrombie*!’

    But of coarse if there were a conspiracy, it happened under Lingle.

    When Obama went to visit his dying Grandmother in Hawaii during the election, Rush said that Obama wasn’t doing that, rather he was going to Hawaii to hide his birth certificate.

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    The Magic M November 3, 2010 at 12:05 pm #

    > But of coarse if there were a conspiracy, it happened under Lingle.

    Yes, but birthers will be quick to forget/deny/ignore that fact and start a fresh new round of “it’s all a Democrat conspiracy”. Don’t forget these people could care less about actual facts.

    So, in a way, this is the best that could happen to the birthers. Imagine the opposite extreme – a Tea Party candidate winning Hawaii and then having to state “sorry, the records clearly say Obama was born in Honolulu”. That’d be a much harder thing to spin 180 degrees.

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    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross) November 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    Sean: But of coarse if there were a conspiracy, it happened under Lingle.When Obama went to visit his dying Grandmother in Hawaii during the election, Rush said that Obama wasn’t doing that, rather he was going to Hawaii to hide his birth certificate.

    Sean I’ve heard more disgusting things from birthers saying he went to Hawaii to shut her up and that’s why she’s dead now and creamated.

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    HORUS November 3, 2010 at 12:24 pm #

    Sean: When Obama went to visit his dying Grandmother in Hawaii during the election, Rush said that Obama wasn’t doing that, rather he was going to Hawaii to hide his birth certificate.

    There was another conservative story line back then too.
    They tried to say that Obama went to Hawaii to KILL his grandmother to keep her quiet about his birth!

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    HORUS November 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Dr Kenneth Noisewater (Bob Ross): Sean I’ve heard more disgusting things from birthers saying he went to Hawaii to shut her up and that’s why she’s dead now and creamated.

    Oops, I should have scrolled all the way down before making the same comment.

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    Bovril November 3, 2010 at 12:33 pm #

    According to a selection of Birfoons, the trail of dead bodies at the hand of the President includes, basically all his family, a variety of gay men in Chicago, “Lt” Quarles in DC, hordes in Afganistan as a CIA operative etc etc.

    If this was true they should be VERY scared they will be next……..

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    Jules November 3, 2010 at 12:57 pm #

    Loren: You know what this means, right?That after two years of Birther demands for things like a formal and official statement by the Hawaiian governor confirming Obama’s Hawaiian birth, even if they got that now, the Birther response would simply be Oh, we can’t trust *Abercrombie*!’

    Of course, they have been saying for the last two years that you can’t trust the Kenyan government. That is the reason that they have given for why they have not been able to find a genuine Kenyan birth certificate or get the Kenyan authorities to authenticate the supposed Kenyan certificates that Orly Taitz assumes to be genuine. (I am still waiting for Taitz to explain why a certificate was issued in the name of the “Republic of Kenya” at a time when Kenya was still a constitutional monarchy.)

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    Majority Will November 3, 2010 at 1:06 pm #

    Jules: I am still waiting for Taitz to explain why a certificate was issued in the name of the “Republic of Kenya” at a time when Kenya was still a constitutional monarchy.)

    Because Lucas Smith is a bad forger?

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    Jules November 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    Majority Will:
    Because Lucas Smith is a bad forger?

    The certificate to which I was referring was this one, which appears to have been created as a joke by an unknown person on the Internet.

    This is the document that Lucas Smith claims to have obtained from Kenya. Needless to say, the document and Lucas’ claims about it lack credibility.

    Taitz has submitted both in her court filings.

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    mystylplx November 3, 2010 at 2:45 pm #

    Jules:
    This is the document that Lucas Smith claims to have obtained from Kenya. Needless to say, the document and Lucas’ claims about it lack credibility.Taitz has submitted both in her court filings.

    The short date formats are wrong, among other things. Kenya uses dd/mm/yyyy.

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    dunstvangeet November 3, 2010 at 3:16 pm #

    That’s the not most aggrevious error…

    According to the birth certificate, they give an exact date on the birth of Stanley Ann Durham. However, they don’t even have a month available for Barack Obama Sr. Could it be that the convicted fraud that came up with this birth certificate didn’t want to put something down that could have later been disproved, so he went with the year, which he knew. I find it tough to believe that Barack Obama Sr. would not even know the month he was born in.

    Dr. Heltan Mangana’s name is misspelled in both the stamp, and the signature. I find it hard to believe that he would not know how to spell his own name. Dr. Heltan Mangana wasn’t the Hospital Administrator in February of 2010. He didn’t take the post until Summer of that year. I find it hard to believe that Heltan Mangana would sign something as the hospital administrator, when he wasn’t the hospital administrator…

    Those are just the biggest ones that I see other than the date…

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    misha November 3, 2010 at 7:42 pm #

    I have a cousin who is in the Mossad. He told me Obama’s father is really an Ethiopian Jew.

    I wonder what they have planned?

  14. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 3, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    dunstvangeet: However, they don’t even have a month available for Barack Obama Sr.

    While this was initially a matter of interest, research shows that it is not uncommon for Africans like Mr. Obama not to have a full date of birth. There is a full date of birth floating around the Internet (April 4, 1936) but I was never able to document any reliable source for it. His gravestone only has the year of birth and death.

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    misha November 3, 2010 at 8:01 pm #

    I can’t wait to hear the howling.

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    ASK Esq November 3, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    misha: I have a cousin who is in the Mossad. He told me Obama’s father is really an Ethiopian Jew.I wonder what they have planned?

    I knew I forgot something. I never did go to birther sites to start this rumor to see if it would be spread as fact.

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    misha November 4, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    ASK Esq: I knew I forgot something. I never did go to birther sites to start this rumor to see if it would be spread as fact.

    I do it all the time. Great fun.

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    Kupuna November 7, 2010 at 3:20 am #

    Mahalo Doc! For reminding folks that Hawaii proudly removed two “R’s” from two important lists: the House & the state’s Governors. Aloha & good riddance to Djou & Lingle!

    I am a Hawaii nurse & I look forward to new leadership at the Hawaii DOH. Will Neil be considering Birthers as he makes his choice? HAHAHA! No chance, brah! Nonetheless, let’s all laugh as we watch Birthers concoct even more pupule [crazy] theories about Obama’s birthplace, under the Abercrombie administration.

    It was great seeing the Obama ads here with his 100% endorsement of Neil, including the phrases “I’ve known Neil my entire life” & ending with “please vote for my friend, Neil Abercrombie.”

    We’re glad to see that the First Family will spend the Christmas holidays here. We look forward to benefiting from that $200 million per day that his entourage spends. LOL! 🙄

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    Majority Will November 7, 2010 at 3:39 am #

    Kupuna: Mahalo Doc! For reminding folks that Hawaii proudly removed two “R’s” from two important lists: the House & the state’s Governors. Aloha & good riddance to Djou & Lingle!I am a Hawaii nurse & I look forward to new leadership at the Hawaii DOH. Will Neil be considering Birthers as he makes his choice? HAHAHA! No chance, brah! Nonetheless, let’s all laugh as we watch Birthers concoct even more pupule [crazy] theories about Obama’s birthplace, under the Abercrombie administration.It was great seeing the Obama ads here with his 100% endorsement of Neil, including the phrases “I’ve known Neil my entire life” & ending with “please vote for my friend, Neil Abercrombie.”We’re glad to see that the First Family will spend the Christmas holidays here. We look forward to benefitting from that $200 million per day that his entourage spends. LOL! (Sure wish you had a rolling eyes Smiley that I could insert here Doc!)

    Mahalo Kupuna!

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    Rickey November 7, 2010 at 7:37 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy:
    While this was initially a matter of interest, research shows that it is not uncommon for Africans like Mr. Obama not to have a full date of birth. There is a full date of birth floating around the Internet (April 4, 1936) but I was never able to document any reliable source for it. His gravestone only has the year of birth and death.

    Yes, many people from third-world countries do not know their exact dates of birth. When New York issues driver’s licenses to such people, they put down January 1 and the known (or estimated) year of birth as the date of birth.

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    richCares November 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm #

    really strange, where are the birther trolls?

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    Bovril November 8, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Even over at GretaWire it’s a slow day, “The one who is Nameless” did a little half assed stalking of me and quit. General insanity is still a popular motif but Birfoonism is a bit on the back burner.

    Might have something to do with the nasty taste they are getting when all their putative knights in armor, like Issa, are turning around and effectively admitting that Birfoon Pandering was only to get a vote and they have no intention of follow through.

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    FUTTHESHUCKUP November 8, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Bovril: Even over at GretaWire it’s a slow day, “The one who is Nameless” did a little half assed stalking of me and quit. General insanity is still a popular motif but Birfoonism is a bit on the back burner.Might have something to do with the nasty taste they are getting when all their putative knights in armor, like Issa, are turning around and effectively admitting that Birfoon Pandering was only to get a vote and they have no intention of follow through.

    They’ll be there later for sure, bovril. There’s a development in Kerchner, and they won’t be able to resist with the new propaganda

    No. 10-446
    Title:
    Charles Kerchner, Jr., et al., Petitioners
    v.
    Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, et al.
    Docketed: October 4, 2010
    Lower Ct: United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
    Case Nos.: (09-4209)
    Decision Date: July 2, 2010

    ~~~Date~~~ ~~~~~~~Proceedings and Orders~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sep 30 2010 Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 3, 2010)
    Nov 3 2010 Waiver of right of respondents Barack H. Obama, President of the United States, et al. to respond filed.
    Nov 3 2010 Motion for leave to file amicus brief filed by Western Center for Journalism.
    Nov 8 2010 DISTRIBUTED for Conference of November 23, 2010.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/Search.aspx?FileName=/docketfiles/10-446.htm

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    Majority Will November 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    richCares: really strange, where are the birther trolls?

    A few ideas . . . in a time out, in the brig, under a bridge, under a rock, locked in mommy’s basement, at a Stormfront potluck dinner, holding their breath, darning puppets, refusing medication and cursing the darkness.

  25. avatar
    Bovril November 8, 2010 at 4:58 pm #

    Or (D)……All of the above

  26. avatar
    Black Lion November 8, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    It was a slow day Bov….I did note that even at GW only the hardcore birthers were out in force…And Squeeky was even not her usual lunatic self….

  27. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm #

    BTW, I’m traveling this week with just a mobile phone for Internet.

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    Arthur November 8, 2010 at 10:41 pm #

    Black Lion: It was a slow day Bov….I did note that even at GW only the hardcore birthers were out in force…And was even not her usual lunatic self….

    Hi Black Lion:
    I removed the name of a person you mentioned in your post to hopefully avoid her contaminating this thread. Her name rhymes with geeky. Please, what is her story? I’m relying on your demonstrated investigative skills to provide background information, if you’ve found any. For a long time, I thought she was just an act, or perhaps just a provocateur. Her ingenuous dumbness and “Chatty Cathy” style seem too practiced to be real–but how (or why?) could anyone carry on this simpering masquerade for so long?

    Some say that she’s the obese PUMA who was videoed ranting about Obama on You Tube, but to me, that woman’s verbal style and the coy writing style of the one who must not be named, don’t coincide.

    If you wish to respond to my query, refer to the poster in question as, say, Michele Norris,in order to keep people of the scent.

    Thanks!

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    FUTTHESHUCKUP November 8, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    She’s a PUMA who claims on gretawire that she comes here and defeats everyone here with her “logic.” I have seen her posting at the OC Weekly/Register for about a year. She’s a recent addition to gretawire and came here because someone there, a Laura Pratt, posted a link to this site in one of her posts.

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    Black Lion November 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    Arthur:

    I have read that she is [Name redacted, Doc], a PUMA calling herself Jennifer4hillary….I am not 100% sure but someone had done an investigation and determined that it is her…She has a website where she goes on rants and posts ridiculous poems and screeds…She is a man hating individual….

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    Keith November 9, 2010 at 2:50 am #

    FUTTHESHUCKUP: She’s a PUMA…

    Puma Swede? That almost figures…

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    ellid November 9, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    Black Lion:
    I have read that she is [Name redacted, Doc], a PUMA calling herself Jennifer4hillary….I am not 100% sure but someone had done an investigation and determined that it is her…She has a website where she goes on rants and posts ridiculous poems and screeds…She is a man hating individual….

    That’s the one. Patrick over at Badfiction said that she had a voice like 1000 Chihuahuas being rammed through a woodchipper. He’s right.

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    Black Lion November 9, 2010 at 8:58 am #

    ellid: That’s the one. Patrick over at Badfiction said that she had a voice like 1000 Chihuahuas being rammed through a woodchipper. He’s right.

    Definately….I saw her infamous you tube video when she is ranting about Hillary getting jobbed by Obama and I could barely stand listening to her….I think a tape loop of her voice would be more effective than waterboarding suspected terrorists….

  34. avatar
    Dr. Conspiracy November 9, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    Reminder. Do not post real names of birther bloggers.

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    ellid November 10, 2010 at 9:25 am #

    Black Lion:
    Definately….I saw her infamous you tube video when she is ranting about Hillary getting jobbed by Obama and I could barely stand listening to her….I think a tape loop of her voice would be more effective than waterboarding suspected terrorists….

    What really got me was when she started crying on camera. *shudder*

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    Black Lion November 10, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    ellid: What really got me was when she started crying on camera. *shudder*

    Lol….Funny…She just seems to be a very unique person….

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    Kupuna November 25, 2010 at 4:08 am #

    Majority Will: Mahalo Kupuna!

    It’s Thanksgiving & I’m not sure who to thank, but Mahalo to whomever gave me that cute rolling eyes smiley. Was it Doc Or Majority Will? Whatevah! And another Mahamo!

    Neil will soon be the Governor of Hawaii, & the Birthers will just get crazier about their Holy Grail, the “original” COLB. I AM sure that I want to say Mahalo to Doc, for staying so cordial, even when you address hatriots.

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    Majority Will November 25, 2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Kupuna:
    It’s Thanksgiving & I’m not sure who to thank, but Mahalo to whomever gave me that cute rolling eyes smiley. Was it Doc Or Majority Will? Whatevah! And another Mahamo!Neil will soon be the Governor of Hawaii, & the Birthers will just get crazier about their Holy Grail, the “original” COLB. I AM sure that I want to say Mahalo to Doc, for staying so cordial, even when you address hatriots.

    Hau’oli La Ho’omaika’i!

    Pomaika`i! Aloha `oe!