Skip to comments.Meet Obama's bodyman: The White House 'Chief of Stuff' who caters to the President's every whim
Posted on 01/25/2009 10:37:02 PM PST by yankeedame
...a tiny cubicle just outside...the Oval Office sat Reggie Love, a 6ft 5in, 18-stone, shaven-headed, muscle-packed...
...the man is fast, athletic and tough... he is not one of the new Presidents official bodyguards.
Heavy duty: Reggie Love, President Obama's bodyman, lugs bags to a car
and, right, on the campaign trail
...Reggie, a charismatic and immaculately dressed 26-year-old from Charlotte, North Carolina, spends more time with Mr Obama than anyone else - even the First Lady...he is the Presidents bodyman....
The personal protection role has long been assumed by the highly-trained bodyguards of the Secret Service but...
...remained a little-known political tradition until the inner workings of the White House were dramatised in the TV drama The West Wing...
Obama and Reggie with another aide in the campaign aircraft
...It is Reggie who holds Mr Obamas BlackBerry, dials the numbers on his mobile phone, briefs the White House chef on what the President would like for lunch ...Until Reggie Love, bodymen tended to be regarded as glorified butlers...
But Mr Obama promises to be a different kind of President - with a different kind of bodyman.
Reggie, who even the notably cool Mr Obama acknowledges is super-cool, has a suitably pithy phrase for his role. He is the "White House Chief of Stuff."
Brotherly love: Reggie sticks close to Obama as they take to the streets
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
On the trail, one aide looms over Obama
On the Campaign Trail with Reggie Love
Obamas body man on his game
Ex-Duke athlete and good people person Reggie Love helps keep senatorfit, fed and hydrated on trail
Then, rather than accepting a lucrative offer from Goldman Sachs, he took a gamble and elected to take a job paying under $30,000 per year in the mailroom of freshman Senator Barack Obama.
A year later, Obama selected Love as his personal aide. Saying that Love is like a little brother to me, Obama and Love were rarely apart during the 21-month campaign that ended with Obama being elected President of the United States.
I’ll try to find the link to the article that said he was bringing his own personal chef to the White House.
He makes blackberry pies?
Think I throw one in the oven myself...
Nadhmi Auchi. Born in 1937. He is an Iraqi born British-resident and Britain's 22nd wealthiest individual.
Nadhmi Auchi co-conspired with fellow Baathist Saddam Hussein in 1959 to assassinate then Prime Minister Abd al-Karim Qasim. Rezko and Obama are both financially connected to him.
MSNBC reports that Nadhmi Auchi had helped Orascom (which owns Djezzy GSM), owned by Onsi Sawiris, gain a contract to set-up mobile phone networks in post-Saddam's Iraq.
As per Orascom's annual report, page 65, Huawei Technologies is listed as a subsidiary of Orascom.
NATO code-named Huawei network's Tiger Song.
The Huawei network was used to shoot down allied aircraft flying patrol over the Iraqi skies.
The network was installed in violation of an U.N. embargo. Worse still, the air defense network was paid for by the corrupt oil-for-food program which sent cash to Huawei that was intended to feed starving Iraqi children.
So why would Barack Hussein Obama know anything about a "Tiger Song"?
The Times Online UK reported in February 2008:
Court papers describe Mr Rezko as a close friend of Mr Auchi, although Mr Auchi disputes this. The two are involved in a large Chicago land development together. But it is unclear how long the two men have known each other or whether they were linked before the 2003 Iraq war. Neither side would discuss their relationship.
The Times has, however, discovered state documents in Illinois recording that Fintrade Services, a Panamanian company, lent money to Mr Obamas fundraiser in May 2005.
Fintrades directors include Ibtisam Auchi, the name of Mr Auchis wife.
Mark Ndesandjo is the son of Barack Obamas late father and his third wife. He has/runs/works with an internet-based company, Worldnexus Ltd. It has provided corporate communications and website design to Chinese firms seeking customers in English-speaking markets, of which the United States is the biggest.
There is a little bit of a 'plant site' up now called worldnexus.info. But, back in the day, the actually website, rather a whole web community, was world-nexus.com. World-nexus.com even use to point to worldnexus.info (share an address).
The main site is down now, still in net archives; but it wasn't just a site, it was a portal to an underground tunnel (in not tech speak) of an entire extranet community. This was the pit for the net denizens, hackers, the people that really owned net traffick. From this portal/main splash, you could find your way through to anything from free source codes for site building to hard core porn, called porn-nexus. Everything was out in the open. You could pick up tools to spy on your kids computer activities, you could spy on other countries.
Orascom funded them. They called it funding for 'English Language Net tools' or something. It was for building English Language spy sites, like WebOffice and Electionmall, just as an example. They are the ones that made all the pretty little gadgets and gizmos that go on websites in point and click fashion that inserted Browser Cams and backdoors into websites.
Huawei, which has been named a security threat by CFIUS, NATO, Rand, et al, stole the line access codes and copied their own brand of nice, cheap CISCO routers.
They have been releasd globally. They are called CISCO Nexus or 3Com-Huawei-H3C Nexus.
Bodyguards do not dial phones. A Bodyman is a butler. A lot of rappers and athletes like to be seen with them because their use denotes wealth and power.
There are two things here that you’re missing: First of all, as far as I was aware, Presidents weren’t restricted from actually having personal email, there were just so many rules and regulations about disclosure of the contents of a personal email account that until now, they decided it just wasn’t worth the hassle. Second of all, Obama still has Secret Service protection, and most every President has had a ‘bodyman’, it’s just not something that registered in the public eye.
In any case, the whole executive orders thing still bothers me...
He has no earpiece I can see. He doesn’t count as protection. He’s a personal assistant. Obama’s ego is too big to be carried alone.
The Obameter: Tracking Obama’s Campaign Promises
PolitiFact.com | January 21, 2009 | Staff Writer @ PolitiFact
Posted on 01/25/2009 5:10:54 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin
Possible internet research tool (re Obama/Barry) history.
Archive.org (WayBack Machine) | 1/25/2009 | rxsid
Posted on 01/25/2009 2:23:29 PM PST by rxsid
This guy raises all sorts of speculation, including Frank Marshall Davis speculations. But who knows.
There’s some info at Wikipedia, although the article seems deliberately short:
>>>Problem is who runs Obama?
Whoever’s hand is up his back.
Si Reggie Love a member of the NOI, I wonder?
He smiles a lot, looks nice.
So does he get to stay in the house?
He needed someone he could trust to get him some blow.
He should certainly not be legislating by executive order. There is supposed to be a system of checks and balances.
Has he even signed a single bill from Congress yet?
The media will gush over his accomplishments in the first 100 days. But how many were anything but executive rule?