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Obama opponents up the ante

http://www.touregypt.net/images/touregypt/tutpics6.jpgI don’t know who Arnold Carl Tapp is, but I have somehow gotten onto his mailing list of right-wing meanness against Barack Obama. According to his latest, Obama opponents are ramping up the pres­sure against Obama ten-fold—instead of the million-man “Walk Like an Egyptian” march on Washington, DC, September 9, 2013 (where hardly anyone showed up), they are planning a 10-million man “Walk Like an Egyptian” march on Washington, DC! That’s an unprecedented size for a no-show event! Here’s Tapp’s text (color scheme from the original):

>>" WALK LIKE AN EGYPTIAN" <<<

THE BRAVE PEOPLE OF EGYPT GATHERED 33, 000,000 TO KICK OUT A PRESIDENT INSTALLED BY THE TREACHEROUS MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN FAVOR OF A MORE LIBERAL & DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT, IN A MOVE KNOWN AS " ARAB  SPRING ".

AMERICA MUST JOIN THE SAME KIND OF PROTEST KNOWN AS
" OPERATION  AMERICAN  SPRING ", ALREADY ORGANIZED BY MANY HIGH RANKING , PATRIOTIC AMERICAN MILITARY OFFICERS . GENERAL PAUL VALLELY , COL . HARRY RILEY, AND  MANY OTHERS , JOINED BY ALL TEA PARTY GROUPS AND CITIZENS . " WE THE PEOPLE " MUST STAND UP AND FIGHT FOR THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF OUR NATION , RESTORE THE RULE OF LAW , OUR CONSTITUTION AND OUR REPUBLIC .

JOIN THE TEN MILLION ( 10,000,000 ) MILITARY MAN MARCH ON WASHINGTON D.C. ( DISTRICT OF CORRUPTION ) . GOOGLE IT OR SEARCH FOR IT ONLINE . BE THERE IF YOU CAN .

The date for this non event is set for May 16, 2014. Hmmm, a more liberal president. I could go for that.

The other Obama conspiracy theory

A reporter asked me a question today: “What’s the number one conspiracy concerning the President – the birth records?” My automatic reaction was “yes.” It’s the centerpiece of every conspiracy theory lawsuit about Obama from Berg v. Obama in 2008 to this day (treating the two-citizen parent issue as a crank legal theory rather than a conspiracy theory).

That’s the answer most folks would give who got their information from this blog because it’s what I cover more than anything else. But to be honest, the belief that Obama is Muslim is probably as prevalent as belief that Obama is foreign-born. Remember that Obama released his first birth certificate in June of 2008 to prove that his middle name was not “Mohammed.”

I read a longish article at The Blaze today that dug up the old story of Obama’s Indonesian School Registration where six-year-old “Barry Soetoro’s” religion was listed as “Islam.”  It’s worth reading because it has new interviews with some of the school officials in Indonesia that remembered Barack Obama from school. But I have to say: “why does an article that claims to be objective have to resort to such open-ended questions?”

Removing tongue from cheek, I did note the blot of these gratuitous open-ended questions:

Might Obama have tried to pass himself off as still more diverse? Could he even have lied to “seem more exotic” to an admissions officer at Occidental or Columbia?

The Blaze article plays around with the religion of Obama based on his Indonesian past, and leans, I think, towards making things sound a little more dramatic and sinister than necessary. Still this is not birther-style making stuff up.

If you watch the Twitter feed for #birther or read comments online, one thing you will see is the accusation that birthers are racists, all of them. While I don’t subscribe to the universal racism theory, it’s out there. “Racist” is a convenient label to put down a group, because it is a taboo in American society to be openly racist. However, it’s not so taboo to be intolerant of the Muslim religion. Condemning Obama for being a Muslim is not as socially ostracizing as condemning Obama for being black.

That brings me to an article that a commenter sent me by Dr. Philip N. Cohen noting that Google searches for “obama muslim” far outpace searches for “obama gun,” “obama socialist” and “obama citizen” and have done so for a long time.

You don’t hear much about Obama’s religion from mainstream news sources. That may be more because of their secular bias than from the lack of Obama talking about it. If you want to see what I mean, search for “Jesus” on the White House web site, where you will find (among many others):

Their call to fix what was broken in our world, a call rooted in faith, is what led me just a few years out of college to sign up as a community organizer for a group of churches on the Southside of Chicago.  And it was through that experience working with pastors and laypeople trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that I came to know Jesus Christ for myself and embrace Him as my lord and savior.

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Obama reads book by Muslim author

This appeared on my facebook page, posted by someone from my high school back in LA (lower Alabama):

Photo caption: This photo should stun and sadden all Americans! The Book is is nolding is called The Post-American World...Written by a Muslim, for those who don't know post means the world after American as we now know it!!!!!! Please share the hell out of this!!!!

I don’t know for sure if the author of The Post-American World, Indian-born Fareed Zakaria, is a Muslim or not, but I do know that he’s now a naturalized US citizen with a Ph. D. from Harvard. This was my facebook reply:

It looks like Obama is carrying the first edition of the "The Post American World", making it some time in 2011 or before when the "2.0" edition came out.

I read this book about 6 months ago based on a recommendation from a friend. It is a powerful book and I am thrilled that Barack Obama was reading it too. This is a book that every American who is interested in a bright future for the country should read. It is about the rise of economies in China and India with an analysis of what are their strengths and inherent limitations. It emphasizes what is unique and valuable about America and what we need to do to stay great. Mr. Zakaria has a PhD from Harvard and is a naturalized US Citizen. He’s a huge booster of his adopted country.

Before people go criticizing others, they should know the facts.

I didn’t connect before now that Zakaria is the same fellow who wrote an article that I commented on last March.

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Thank God for Mississippi

For those of you not raised in the southern United States, the phrase “thank God for Mississippi” may not be familiar; it is familiar to me, born and raised in Alabama and transplanted to South Carolina. You see, the places where I lived often appeared near the bottom of states listed by income, education, and other social measures. But we came out near the bottom, not at the bottom. The nadir usually belonged to Mississippi, and hence the saying, “thank God for Mississippi,” that we’re not on the bottom.

Today the Republican Presidential Primaries were held in Mississippi and Alabama with a pretty even split between Romney, Santorum (small lead) and Gingrich. According to Public Policy Polling 45% of Alabama Republican voters think Barack Obama is a Muslim, but in Mississippi it’s 52%. Also Mississippi voters are a little less likely to believe in evolution than those from Alabama.

So with the rest of the normal people in my home state, I say, “thank God for Mississippi.”

This just in

Does anyone have any idea why people who use the contact link on this web site think that I’m Mario Apuzzo?

Name: [redacted]

Email: [redacted]@YAHOO.COM

Comments: MR APUZZO

US GENERAL ATTORNEY ERIC HOLDER IS STOPPING THIS CASE BEING A FRIEND OF O(BASTARD).THIS ATTORNEY IS ALSO DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY GOING ALONG WITH O(BUM.HE KNEW O(BUMANA)TION IN AFRICA)HE MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.YOU HAVE THE INTELLINGENCE TO DO THIS.I BELIEVE HOLDER IS ALSO A MUSLIM.WE MUST DUMP BOTH OF THESE TRAITORS TO AMERICA.I HAVE BEEN SENDING PLENTY OF INFO TO THE MEDIA WITH NO RESPONSE.ANN COULTER,JUDGE NAPOLITANO,BRETT BAIR AND FOX NEWS ETC:

MOST SINCERLY [redacted]

IF NEED BE [phone number redacted] THANKYOU

Obama 1, Osama 0

Osama bin Laden is dead, President Obama announced Sunday night, killed in an attack by US forces in Pakistan. How will this affect the conspiracy theories that Barack Obama is a Muslim? My guess is it will have very little effect.

I was a little miffed to learn that bin Laden was not hiding out in a cave, but living in a mansion. I continue to think that Islamic terrorists are more like organized criminals than religious zealots.

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