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What I Learned from Obama's Pop
American Thinker ^ | 3-7-2010 | Jack Cashill

Posted on 03/06/2010 10:19:02 PM PST by smoothsailing


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March 07, 2010

What I Learned from Obama's Pop

By Jack Cashill

"Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle!"
  - Alice in Wonderland

A little more than a month ago, I began my first descent into the rabbit hole of Barack Obama's origins, a place known to swallow reputations whole. What prompted my inquiry was an e-mail from a correspondent asking my opinion of "Pop," a poem published under the 19-year-old Obama's name in the spring 1981 edition of Occidental College's literary magazine, Feast. Having no prior bias going in, here is what I have concluded coming out.


Curiouser and curiouser! Those dependent on the major media for their news know close to none of the above. They have been coached to believe that only Mad Hatters and "birthers" would dare question the self-serving slop of disinformation that the media have dished out in the age of Obama. Well, off now to see Alice -- something of a homecoming for me, as I have lived in Wonderland for the last several years.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: figments; hispast; jackcashill; lessons; obama; obamafamily

1 posted on 03/06/2010 10:19:02 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
The whole Obama history thing freaks me out.

Are we in a 2010 Twilight Zone episode?

2 posted on 03/06/2010 10:32:04 PM PST by Rosamond
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To: smoothsailing; All

So, if we are to believe this, then Obama was difinitely born in US territory of an American mother. And his father was possibly a Kenyan, but could have been an American black citizen of questionable tastes. Well, I am glad the citizenship question is solved.;-) Now if we just knew the answer to Indonesia.


3 posted on 03/06/2010 10:52:53 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: smoothsailing

B. Hussein Obama’s parents weren’t legally married. Therefore, he’s a bastard. I think we all pretty much knew that anyway.


4 posted on 03/06/2010 10:57:39 PM PST by boycott
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To: smoothsailing

BTTT!


5 posted on 03/06/2010 11:14:41 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: onyx; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

~~PING!


6 posted on 03/06/2010 11:56:03 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE
this tongue in cheek paragraph jumped out at me:

The possibility that the Dunhams recruited Barack Sr. to front for a less savory impregnation of Ann by a black man makes more sense than the fabled romance. Obama looks nothing like Barack Sr.

it's a placemark comment, I'm coming back to the entire article later. Meanwhile, enjoy this image of someone who DOES look like the foreign student from Kenya:


7 posted on 03/07/2010 12:25:06 AM PST by Fred Nerks (Fair dinkum!)
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To: Tex Pete

For later reading...


8 posted on 03/07/2010 12:58:50 AM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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Fascinating. The UK Daily Mail [IIRC] had a pre-election article musing that Obama’s father might well have been Davis.

I think some people know the truth. Just wonder if it’s being used as leverage currently or held back for future negotiations.


9 posted on 03/07/2010 1:01:44 AM PST by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: STARWISE

I have long thought that Frank Davis was the one who fathered this abomination and I think the charges about his relationship and behavior with the boy are most probably true.

I think it is pretty obvious that he is a psychological mess and we have seen articles this past week questioning his sanity.


10 posted on 03/07/2010 8:55:01 AM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Bahbah
I think it is pretty obvious that he is a psychological mess

combined with self medication....God help us!

11 posted on 03/07/2010 9:31:01 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

BTTT


12 posted on 03/07/2010 10:34:17 AM PST by defconw (I'll keep my guns, religion and money. You keep the change.)
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To: smoothsailing

IIRC there were naked photos of someone who looked a lot like Stanley Ann in a room with the kind of furniture as might be found in a 1950s Waikiki apartment...


13 posted on 03/07/2010 11:33:50 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: smoothsailing
•For starters, Ann Dunham spent her formative years in Washington State, several of them in the progressive cocoon of Mercer Island. It was to Washington that she returned for a year immediately after Obama's birth, a fact missed by every Obama biography I could find. •Baby Barack spent most of his first year in Washington as well, another fact overlooked by the biographers. •There is not much storybook to a romance in which the mother leaves home immediately after her son's birth. Barack Sr.'s close friends have no memory even of a relationship between him and Dunham. •When Barack Sr. left Hawaii a year after Obama's birth, Ann's father Stanley was there to see him off with smiles. He would always speak well of the black man who knocked up his daughter and then abandoned wife and child -- mighty unusual behavior from a father-in-law. •There was a marriage license from another county, Maui -- a classic way to avoid local notification -- and a divorce, but if there was a wedding, then no one attended it. There was no ring, no photos, no leis. •Ann Dunham met Barack Sr. in Russian class. (In 1960, people like Lee Harvey Oswald took Russian classes.) The possibility that the Dunhams recruited Barack Sr. to front for a less savory impregnation of Ann by a black man makes more sense than the fabled romance. Obama looks nothing like Barack Sr.

Which all leads me back to the Honolulu Advertiser birth announcement. I know that's supposed to be the end of the story... But.

In 1960 Hawaii, the "surf culture" was in it's heyday. A lot of those same people inhabited Haight-Ashbury by 1967-68, and some of them were throwbacks to the Beats of San Francisco's North Beach from the 50s. Yes, the surfers were pot smokin' (although hashhish was just as available in the pacific rim) and took speed, and LSD (it was a prescribed medication then, and freely available on the black market) and were "free love" advocates. (This stuff wasn't invented in 1968 ya' know.)

I know this because I knew one girl in particular (a "surfer") who lived in Hawaii through the 60s, got pregnant in Hawaii, had the baby at home in Hawaii, and registered the kid's birth here in California.

All Stanley Ann's mother (Obama's grandmother) had to do was go to the Advertiser and give them the info. You can enroll a kid in public school based on the newspaper's birth announcement. And there you have it. Paper trail.

14 posted on 03/07/2010 12:16:36 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: GVnana
Which all leads me back to the Honolulu Advertiser birth announcement.

Thanks for the info, GVnana. I've always questioned the reliability of that birth announcement.

I worked in the newspaper business for twenty years and know that you can have just about anything published in a newspaper if you're willing to pay the line rates. To the newspaper, birth notices, wedding announcements, classified ads, etc., are all considered nothing more than revenue enhancers.

15 posted on 03/07/2010 12:29:34 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

btt


16 posted on 03/07/2010 12:40:20 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: smoothsailing

If the reason he is withholding his BC information is because it reveals that his father is Frank Marshall Davis, wouldn’t that put the whole citizenship issue to rest?


17 posted on 03/07/2010 12:43:51 PM PST by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (The Wright Bros never imagined that in the future we’d be stripping naked in order to fly.)
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp

I guess so, but it would expose a huge fraud at the same time.


18 posted on 03/07/2010 1:02:44 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Yep. For the life of me, I don’t know why anyone takes that announcement so seriously. I figure grandma placed the announcement so little Barack could go to school.


19 posted on 03/07/2010 2:47:33 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: smoothsailing

It just keeps getting better and better!


20 posted on 03/07/2010 3:53:59 PM PST by STD (-Obama's Riding Upon The Pale Horse of Islam)
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