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Hawaii’s newest 50

50Hau’oli la hanau (happy birthday) Mr. President! Today you’ve turned the big Five-O from the 50th state.

The original Hawaii Five-O TV series ran for 12 seasons, but the Constitution prevents you from matching that. I think that your fourth is guaranteed, but we’ll just have to wait for the 2012 election to see about that 5th season.

Good luck, and have a great year for all of us.

Sign the Official Barack Obama birthday card.

22 Responses to Hawaii’s newest 50

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    myson August 4, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    happy birtday mr president

    your peps in lagos

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    Keith August 4, 2011 at 7:12 am #

    Happy Birthday Mr. President

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    Bovril August 4, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    Queue Birfoon comment that the Prez is not 50 but 57…. 😎

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 4, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I have deleted a number of comments from this thread because they are off topic. For those of who are new to this forum, myson is a much-respected contributor from the past and is most definitely from Nigeria (both by his own declaration and IP address).

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    myson August 4, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    judge mental, you may ask doc to track my ip address to confirm where i blog from if that will convince you or check my profile on fogbow, i discussed when my 2nd son was born earlier this year, or you could just believe me and take me at my word, its up to you.

    majority will, i dont have any fact fact on the number of people involved in 419, it is an illicit affairs so i doubt anyone has tried to count the numbers involved, if you however have a set of number you think are involved do share.

    we live with the problem and it effects everyday, especially dealing with foreigner so but it does not define our business world, most though not all of the people scammed fall because they act on greedy impulse rather than been rational , when an unknown person offers to deposit money in ones account for a cut even describing the source of the wealth as ‘funny’ and one doesn’t ask more question, then something is wrong with the person. i have always said if an unknown just deposit several million dollars in my account, what assurance has he that i will repay him later what if i just sit on his money, what can he do , he has already stated the source of the money is shady so he lose everything and cant do anything about it. if people take a dispassionate view one sees the fault of the scammed. take note i acknowledge not all scams are like this so its not always greed, it may be bad luck like madoff’s victims, but my whole country should not be tarred with a bad reputation just because a few people do bad things, – i know every country has a stereotype ascribed to it so my plea may fall on deaf ears.

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    Judge Mental August 4, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Very happy to be wrong. Apologies.

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    myson August 4, 2011 at 9:14 am #

    sorry saw doc’s comment late

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    Keith August 4, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    I doubt anyone here actually stereotypes all Nigerians as 419 scammers, anymore than you Nigerians stereotype Americans as birthers (I sincerely hope anyway). As I understand it, most 419 scams originate in Moldova or Ukraine these days anyway.

    I agree with you, people that fall for any kind of advance fee scam, whether a 419 scam originating Nigeria or a Paypal clickthrough scam originating in Orange County California, pretty much have to have lost any connection with rational thought.

    419’ers are an easy target for lampooning, though. I love the 419 eaters web site.

    myson: but my whole country should not be tarred with a bad reputation just because a few people do bad things, – i know every country has a stereotype ascribed to it so my plea may fall on deaf ears.

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    myson August 4, 2011 at 9:36 am #

    Keith:
    I doubt anyone here actually stereotypes all Nigerians as 419 scammers, anymore than you Nigerians stereotype Americans as birthers (I sincerely hope anyway).

    interestingly, almost no one know about the birther here, when i discuss it with friends and family they are shocked but dont care much even among people with american interest – u.s. citizen children, property etc, they think birther are so crazy they cant believe your media allows some of them on tv.
    my wife cant believe i still follow this issue sine june 2008 – i was in the us during that period – she sometimes threatens to seize my laptop, she’s so happy i have problems with m y laptop at the moment, she thinks that will stop me checking all the obot sites
    you may notice i am not capitalizing any word- the faulty replacement laptop i’am using has keys not function, better stop before my madam catches me 1111

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 4, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    I added a link where you can sign the official Barack Obama birthday card.

    http://my.barackobama.com/Birthday-Card

    After you sign the card, you’re asked for a donation, but you can just ignore that part if you want.

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    gorefan August 4, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    This is one of those any excuse to attack the President on his birthday articles.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/08/russia_honors_obama_with_postage_stamp_for_50th_birthday.html

    This quote was priceless.

    “I’m willing to wager a considerable sum of our devalued American dollars that the NY Times, NBC, nor any of the usual liberal media suspect’s outlets will run this story.

    “I also question how — in the middle of the faux debt ceiling crisis — our Adolescent-in-Chief had time to stamp several envelopes and sign one for the Museum of the Russian Post Office.”

    Stamp several envelopes? What are we talking 5 maybe 10 minutes for the entire exchange. Blind hatred, pure and simple.

    Still, it was a nice gesture from the Russian government.

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    Daniel August 4, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    I work a lot in Canada. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of Canadian national stereotype up here… eh.

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 4, 2011 at 6:25 pm #

    Heard any good Newfie jokes recently?

    Daniel: I work a lot in Canada. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of Canadian national stereotype up here… eh.

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 4, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Here’s the Obama version.

    Keith:
    Happy Birthday Mr. President

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    Dr. Conspiracy August 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    You know, I don’t personally listen to the Voice of Russia, but I guess they have fans among the birthers.

    The Voice of America mentioned the stamps, but not Obama autographing covers. It might buy us a couple million dollars in good will. Who knows?

    But I can see that the major newspapers wouldn’t cover something this small.

    gorefan: This quote was priceless.

    “I’m willing to wager a considerable sum of our devalued American dollars that the NY Times, NBC, nor any of the usual liberal media suspect’s outlets will run this story.

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    Scientist August 4, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Heard any good Newfie jokes recently?

    Did you hear about the Newfie who went ice fishing? Caught 10 lbs of ice.

    Did you hear about the baby seal who walked into a club?

    The world ends at 8 PM, 8:30 in Newfoundland (You have to watch Canadian TV to get that one)

    A Newfie was flying to Toronto on a 4 engine jet. The pilot comes on the PA and says, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve lost power in the outside left engine, so we will be 30 minutes late arriving in Toronto”. A few minutes later, the pilot comes on the PA again, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve lost power in the outside right engine, so we will be 60 minutes late arriving in Toronto”. Then, a few minutes later, the pilot comes on again and says, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve lost power in the inside left engine, so we will be 90 minutes late arriving in Toronto”. The Newfie turns to the fellow in the next seat and sayd, “Well, if that other engine goes, we’ll be up here alll night”.

    A birther and a Newfie go into a bar and the bartender says, “You moron,, get out of here.” The Newfie says, “Who are you calling a moron?”. Tha bartender replies, “I wasn’t talking to you.”

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    Keith August 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm #

    Scientist: The world ends at 8 PM, 8:30 in Newfoundland (You have to watch Canadian TV to get that one)

    You would have to reverse it for South Australia.

    The world ends at 8:30 PM, 8:00 in Adelaide.

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    G August 5, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    Sounds like the topic of Obama turning 50 has led to WND going crazy yet again and the topic of nutty birtherism actually drifting momentarily back into mainstream coverage:

    http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/08/04/obama_farah_birthday

    I was just flipping through channels earlier this hour and found that MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was in the middle of a huge segment discussing birtherism and what impact its remaining “dead enders” would have on the 2012 election campaign. (I don’t have a link, but I’m sure clips will appear on MSNBC’s website at some point). I missed the first part, because I just happened upon it, but I stayed to listen to what turned out to be a rather lenghty segment that I think ended before the half-hour mark.

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    Thrifty August 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    Did you folks see The Onion’s story on this?

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-turns-50-despite-republican-opposition,21061/

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    Sef August 5, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Thrifty:
    Did you folks see The Onion’s story on this?

    http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-turns-50-despite-republican-opposition,21061/

    Even Jack Benny eventually turned 40.

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    Keith August 5, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

    Keith: You would have to reverse it for South Australia.

    The world ends at 8:30 PM, 8:00 in Adelaide.

    Of course I left off the obvious. If the world is ending at 8:30PM today, then it won’t get around to Adelaide for another 20 years.

    So that is 8:00 two decades from now.

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    Paul Pieniezny August 6, 2011 at 4:06 am #

    As the Dutch used to say every time some crackpot religious leader foretold the end of the world: “We can always move to Belgium and get some extra years.”