Skip to comments.Salon.com Liveblog from Manning/Columbia/Obama trial
Posted on 05/14/2010 12:20:04 PM PDT by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
(Alex Pareene is in Harlem for the "trial" of President Obama at James David Manning's ATLAH World Ministries Church. He'll be updating this post all day with pictures, description and video from the festivities.)
Apparently, the massive rally that was to begin at 9 A.M. at 116th Street and Broadway (near Columbia University, which trial organizers claim "sold" Obama his undergraduate degree) never materialized. Alex then made his way a few blocks north to the Rev. James David Manning's ATLAH World Ministries Church. Manning had claimed that up to 30,000 people would show up. Looks like that estimate was a little off! But there were some people gathering outside:
Decent turnout. 75 ppl maybe. Lady walks by and asks what's going on. I explain. "oh, these crazy people have been here forever," she says.
Alex also spoke with a man named Bill, who said he'd come up from Miami for the trial. "This is serious business," he said. As of 11 A.M., organizers were inside the church and preparing to open the doors. Stay tuned.
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This is just really sad.
Impressive. That's six times the turnout I was expecting. I believe this is the biggest birther rally yet.
Whether this was legit or just a money making scheme, Manning made a tactical error here IMO. He would have been better off to film it like a legal thriller/documentary and sell it on DVD...marketing later rather than selling it as a “live” event.
Any sourced material he might have could have been in extras or linked on a website.
I don’t remember ANY birther rally. What ones are you comparing this to.
Photos of past rallies here.
This one looks like the big one. Will Obama respond?
C’mom - stop the propaganda! There were NO rallys.
Another birther story?
Dont get me wrong, Im a birther.
But a while back I came to the conclusion that this story isnt going anywhere.
Not for lack of merit, but for lack of cojones.
Common sense makes absolutely no difference where this issue comes into play.
Were all racists, dontcha know?
Theres no way that any of these news outlets can backtrack on that one.
What were asking them to do is make fools of themselves.
But dont lose faith.
Its possible, its just possible that this one issue which no one wants to touch with a ten-foot pole
May be the one issue that keeps Obama in check.
So keep your powder dry.
And keep the tips of your arrows dipped in poison.
You are serving a purpose.
And Manning said there'd be media from all over the world converging on Harlem to cover this "trial."
“15 May 2010 - Opening Statements by the defense, prosecution, and judge, and registering evidence
16 May 2010 - Calling witnesses, present evidence
17 May 2010 - Calling witnesses, present evidence
18 May 2010 - Calling witnesses, present evidence
19 May 2010 - All evidence will be presented, jury will go out and comeback with a verdict”
Ping over here, they took away our other thread (I don’t blame them)..
To answer your question, he represents no court. This has all the legal implications of a bunch of people sitting at a bar.
“This has all the legal implications of a bunch of people sitting at a bar.”
Or folks exchanging...wisdom? on an online forum!
I love the picture of a Condoleezza Rice mask sitting in a stairway. I imagine someone left it behind after they saw no one else was wearing one and they didn’t want to look ridiculous.
I guess he didn’t go back yesterday. That’s disappointing. Why would you go for jury selection and not the actual “trial”?
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