Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965109 Aug 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Doc’s State of the Birther Address
The conspiracy theory I call “the birther movement” has been around 5 years now and over that time we’ve seen an Internet rumor grow to a national phenomenon, where most people know about it and at one point more than half of Republicans believed it. Books were written, web sites created, over 200 lawsuits were filed (all without success), and the President himself addressed the issue in a special press conference on national television.
Clearly much of energy behind birtherism was political. Support for such beliefs was strongly skewed toward people leaning to the right politically, and if any one birther demographic were signaled out, it would be old conservative southern white guys. Today, however, political motivation is waning as the focus of presidential politics moves from Barack Obama to the 2016 election. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has said the a political movement based on “angry white guys” is not sustainable.
The 9/11 truthers were largely left-leaning at the start, and focused on President George W. Bush. In 2006, as the administration of Bush wound down, activism from the left died down, and truther activists are now comprised mainly of far right groups: Constitutional Party and Libertarian supporters, folks who are prone to conspiracy belief in general. What we see among the Truthers is a shift from political motivation to classic conspiracy theory thinking, and an overall decline in activism.
With the birther movement, I think that we’ll a see similar shift this year. The racial bias that underlies much of the movement will remain and I expect that “angry white guys” will continue to be the core demographic, but general right-wing activism will decline, while general conspiracy thinking and racial bias will provide any new converts. The President is scheduled to leave office in January 2017, and that leaves hardly any opportunity for new lawsuits, although Orly Taitz continues her individual legal efforts to pry documents out of the federal government.
....What I see today is a lack of enthusiasm among birthers. Many birther web sites have gone inactive. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Cold Case Posse is about the only news-making activity going on, and that initiative really has nowhere to go1 besides making money from Mike Zullo’s new book. On the other hand, I think that low-level birtherism is with us for the long term, settling down among all the other many conspiracy theories (Freemasons, black helicopters, New World Order, chemtrails, HAARP, alien abduction/UFO cover up, and on and on) that haunt the back alleys of the Internet.
http://www.obamaconspiracy.org/2013/08/docs-s...
So, kindly explain to us why it was necessary to put an obviously fraudulent birth certificate on the White House website.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#965110 Aug 16, 2013
OBAMA PLAYS BY A DIRTY SCRIPT CIA Gun-running, Qatar-Libya-Syria A report from CNN’s Jake Tapper has reintroduced “Benghazi-Gate” to the US media spotlight. The report claims that “dozens” of CIA operatives were on the ground in Benghazi on the night of the attack, and the CIA is going to great lengths to suppress details of them and their whereabouts being released. The report alleges that the CIA is engaged in “unprecedented” attempts to stifle employee leaks, and “intimidation” to keep the secrets of Benghazi hidden, allegedly going as far as changing the names of CIA operatives and “dispersing” them around the country.

One suspects this has a single and defined purpose – to hide the CIA’s culpability in supplying arms to known extremists in Libya and Syria. Moreover, the CNN report alludes to the CIA supplying “surface-to-air missiles” from Benghazi to rebels in Syria, but this may only be the tip of the iceberg. The report goes on to state:(my emphasis)

Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret. CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings. The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress. It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

Speculation on Capitol Hill has included the possibility the U.S. agencies operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.

OBAMA WHO IS YOUR OLLIE NORTH

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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#965111 Aug 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Except that Barack Obama wasn't a 'foreign student', he was an American student who was born in Hawaii.
Prove it.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965112 Aug 16, 2013
Power-Packed Vineyard Party for Obama

Last Updated: 12:53 AM, August 16, 2013
Posted: 12:34 AM, August 16, 2013

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts’ cocktail party for President Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Martha’s Vineyard last night was attended by a host of notables close to the administration. Guests included newly nominated ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Attorney General Eric Holder, former “car czar” Steve Rattner, 32 Advisors’ and member of the president’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Robert Wolf, lawyer and leading civil rights activist Vernon Jordan. Also there were movie mogul and Obama booster Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, Larry David, Carly Simon, Peter Chernin and California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Despite the power-packed list of guests, a source told us the reception was “very relaxed, with no speeches. People were sitting out on the terrace.” Roberts has reportedly been close to the president for years and endorsed the Affordable Care Act.
WOW

Bronx, NY

#965113 Aug 16, 2013
OBAMA WILL BE THE LAST black PRESIDENT no more coming anytime soon next Black President is still in a lab dish or test tube

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#965114 Aug 16, 2013
During the Carter administration 1979: Moreover, American courts temporarily blocked the special check of foreign students’ visas and Washington
lost track of the number of foreign diplomats.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965115 Aug 16, 2013
LCNlin wrote:
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2012 Election results the republicans are out in the cold!!
Does it matter at all to fools like you that Obama has turned Libya, Egypt, and Syria into complete chaos, with no plan whatsoever?
WOW

Bronx, NY

#965116 Aug 16, 2013
MAYBE the next BLACk presidents Father will be from Haiti or Jamaica maybe south africa and mother from montana lololololololhahahaha

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#965117 Aug 16, 2013
frontporchreactionary wrote:
<quoted text> Except that Barack Obama wasn't a 'foreign student', he was an American student who was born in Hawaii.
A photograph of Obama's school registration in Indonesia - supposedly first published by AP - notes his citizenship as "Indonesian".
http://www.hyscience.com/archives/2008/08/ap_...

It was actually first reported back in 2007.
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shru...

The school official who apparently provided the document did say it wasn't uncommon for foreigners to indicate Indonesian citizenship in that school.

Take it or leave it. I'm just the messenger.

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Anthony W

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#965118 Aug 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Does it matter at all to fools like you that Obama has turned Libya, Egypt, and Syria into complete chaos, with no plan whatsoever?
Hey! Every century has its Nero. Get over it. Golf is golf.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965119 Aug 16, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Wow, opotus sure does look a lot more like that Davis guy, way more actually!
Absolutely

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#965120 Aug 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Does it matter at all to fools like you that Obama has turned Libya, Egypt, and Syria into complete chaos, with no plan whatsoever?
There is a planned day of rage by the Mo Bro hood. Isn't that the plan O'bama had when O'bama and the democrats supported the Ahab spring? just sayin'.

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#965121 Aug 16, 2013
HERMAN'S YOUTH AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

Herman Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia with loving parents and little else. His father worked three jobs—as a janitor, a barber and a chauffeur—and his mother was a domestic worker. Even though these jobs required hard work and little glamour, his parents knew this life was better than the dirt farms upon which they grew up. They also knew that this hard work was the key to achieving their American Dreams.

Herman’s parents had two dreams. First, they wanted to own their own house. Secondly, they wanted both of their children to graduate from college. During the segregation era in the Deep South, these aspirations might have seemed lofty, but they knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and faith in the greatest country on the Earth, they could achieve.

The first dream was realized in a modest brick house on Albert Street in Atlanta, Georgia. After years of saving from his many jobs, Herman’s father surprised the whole family, even his wife, by purchasing a home for their family. The second dream was realized when Herman graduated from Morehouse College with a degree in mathematics in 1967. His brother, Thurman, would go on to graduate from Morris Brown College.

Inspired by the work ethic and character of his parents, Herman continued his education by earning his Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while working full-time developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes for the Department of the Navy. Though Herman enjoyed using his talents as a civilian employee for the Navy, he gravitated towards the culture of business.

BUSINESS MAN, ADVOCATE, PATRIOT

HERMAN'S CORPORATE SUCCESSES

Herman returned to his home of Atlanta to begin working as a computer systems analyst for the Coca-Cola Company. After considerable success at Coca-Cola, he moved to the Pillsbury Company. Within a short period of time, Herman rose to position of Vice President. Although the comforts of a corner office on the 31st floor of a majestic corporate building seemed satisfying, Herman knew that he needed a challenge.

He became the regional vice president of Pillsbury’s Burger King division. This meant starting from the “ground up,” dodging grease fires and broiling hamburgers. Herman was assigned to lead a low performing region of 450 of their restaurants. Within three years, it became the best performing region in the company.

Energized by overcoming the many obstacles of his job at Burger King, Herman took on the biggest challenge of his career. He accepted the call to become the President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, a company that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. In just 14 months, Herman returned Godfather’s to profitability and he led his management team to a buyout of the company.

His professional successes garnered the respect and admiration of industry peers who named him the President of the National Restaurant Association. Under Herman’s administration, the group grew significantly and began to lobby for the interests of America’s restaurateurs and small business owners.

In 1994, as head of the National Restaurant Association, he had the opportunity to speak with President Clinton during a nationally televised town hall meeting. Here, Herman challenged the President regarding the impact on businesses if his health care overhaul proposal were passed. President Clinton attempted to assure him and the millions of viewers watching at home that his legislation would not harm American business owners and their employees.

Herman was skeptical.“Quite honestly Mr. President, your calculations are incorrect,” he said.“In the competitive marketplace, it simply doesn’t work that way.” His words echoed across America, and Newsweek named Herman Cain the primary saboteur of Hillarycare.

OBAMA DOESNT ADD UP TO THIS AMERICAN BLACKNESS

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965122 Aug 16, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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So, kindly explain to us why it was necessary to put an obviously fraudulent birth certificate on the White House website.
so present us with the proof that it's fraudulent.

just don't try to use any non-expert 'expert' testimony from one of the 200 birther court cases that have failed to go anywhere.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#965123 Aug 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
Power-Packed Vineyard Party for Obama
Last Updated: 12:53 AM, August 16, 2013
Posted: 12:34 AM, August 16, 2013
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts’ cocktail party for President Barack Obama and wife Michelle in Martha’s Vineyard last night was attended by a host of notables close to the administration. Guests included newly nominated ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, National Security Adviser Susan Rice, Attorney General Eric Holder, former “car czar” Steve Rattner, 32 Advisors’ and member of the president’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board Robert Wolf, lawyer and leading civil rights activist Vernon Jordan. Also there were movie mogul and Obama booster Harvey Weinstein and his wife, Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, Larry David, Carly Simon, Peter Chernin and California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Despite the power-packed list of guests, a source told us the reception was “very relaxed, with no speeches. People were sitting out on the terrace.” Roberts has reportedly been close to the president for years and endorsed the Affordable Care Act.
So pretty much a working vacation then, president still focused on the economy. Good stuff.

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John Galt

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#965124 Aug 16, 2013
USAsince1680 wrote:
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Correction...Since only 47% of Americans are invested in the stock market, only 47% lost assets and if you didn't see this coming you're not too bright. Greed comes with a price. Time to pay up.
Many more than that are invested through mutual funds, insurance policies, or their pension or retirement funds.

Only idiots like you would call investors greedy.

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Bronx, NY

#965125 Aug 16, 2013
Herman Cain describes himself as black and says he prefers that term over "African-American"..
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#965126 Aug 16, 2013
the problem for you birthers is....sane conservatives.

PDF Layers in Obama’s Birth Certificate

We have received several e-mails today calling into question the validity of the PDF that the White House released, namely that there are embedded layers in the document. There are now several other people on the case. We looked into it and dismissed it.

The PDF is composed of multiple images. That’s correct. Using a photo editor or PDF viewer of your choice, you can extract this image data, view it, hide it, etc. But these layers, as they’re being called, aren’t layers in the traditional photo-editing sense of the word. They are, quite literally, pieces of image data that have been positioned in a PDF container. They appear as text but also contain glyphs, dots, lines, boxes, squiggles, and random garbage. They’re not combined or merged in any way. Quite simply, they look like they were created programmatically, not by a human.

What’s plausible is that somewhere along the way — from the scanning device to the PDF-creation software, both of which can perform OCR (optical character recognition)— these partial/pseudo-text images were created and saved. What’s not plausible is that the government spent all this time manufacturing Obama’s birth certificate only to commit the laughably rookie mistake of exporting the layers from Photoshop, or whatever photo editing software they are meant to have used. It’s likely that whoever scanned the birth certificate in Hawaii forgot to turn off the OCR setting on the scanner. Let’s leave it at that.

UPDATE: I’ve confirmed that scanning an image, converting it to a PDF, optimizing that PDF, and then opening it up in Illustrator, does in fact create layers similar to what is seen in the birth certificate PDF. You can try it yourself at home.

UPDATE II: For those of you who still aren’t convinced, here’s a one-page PDF that I just scanned and optimized, so you can see for yourself that an optimized PDF shows up in Illustrator as layers.(I didn’t spend hours getting the settings right.)

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/265767/p...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965127 Aug 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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You know how pathetic you re when you stoop to calling the President's dead mother a slut.
What else would you call an unmarried woman who got herself pregnant from a traveling bushman, then dumped the kid when he became inconvenient?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#965128 Aug 16, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text> Galt parades out yet another slur.
Dumbass Dave doesn't understand the tar baby reference, which is not a slur.

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