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Obama Friend Arrested on Suspicion of Soliciting Prostitute
AOL News/AP ^ | 6/4/11 | Jaymes Song

Posted on 04/07/2011 1:00:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

HONOLULU -- One of President Barack Obama's close friends has been arrested in Honolulu on suspicion of soliciting a prostitute. Robert "Bobby" Titcomb was one of four men arrested in an undercover sting operation late Monday and later released on $500 bail, according to Honolulu police.

Titcomb, 49, attended Punahou School in Honolulu with Obama in the 1970s. The president graduated in 1979, a year before Titcomb. The two often golf, play basketball, go to the beach and dine together when the president returns home to Hawaii for vacation.

Obama's family has also attended barbeques at Titcomb's beachside home in Waialua, located on Oahu's North Shore about an hour outside of downtown Honolulu.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: arrested; hooker; obama; oldnews; titcomb
OK, OK. There's the name we can make fun of. But more important is the chronically unsavory nature of the Present's close friends and associates. No schoolboy giggling there, you in the back.
1 posted on 04/07/2011 1:01:06 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Male or Female prostitute???


2 posted on 04/07/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Eleutheria5; windcliff

Looks like Titcomb was busted.


3 posted on 04/07/2011 1:04:34 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Le Chien Rouge

“Male or Female prostitute???”

Now, that is the question!


4 posted on 04/07/2011 1:05:01 PM PDT by Batman11
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To: Eleutheria5

I wonder if Dog bailed him out?


5 posted on 04/07/2011 1:05:07 PM PDT by usflagwaver
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To: Le Chien Rouge

They are vague on that bit of info.


6 posted on 04/07/2011 1:05:25 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: Eleutheria5

Male? Female? Other?...................


7 posted on 04/07/2011 1:05:39 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies. as of 04-06-2011)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

If the chest is hairy enough to need a titcomb, it must be male.


8 posted on 04/07/2011 1:05:53 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Red Badger

There are a lot of shemale hookers in Hawaii.


9 posted on 04/07/2011 1:06:45 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yeah... nothing said in article about the nature of the prostitution. Not that I would have particularly wanted to be the undercover detective had this been gay prostitution.


10 posted on 04/07/2011 1:07:05 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Eleutheria5
So how old was the prostitute the undercover officer was pretending to be?

As far as I knew, most 'internet stings' of this type were aimed at capturing pedophiles. If this particular operation was aimed at 'johns' seeking 'regular' prostitutes then it is the first of its type I have heard about.

11 posted on 04/07/2011 1:07:26 PM PDT by WayneS ("If mercy's in business I wish it for you; and more than just ashes when your dreams come true.")
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To: Eleutheria5
I actually see this as a plus for Obama.

Finally there's news about someone who knew him when he was a kid in Hawaii.

ML/NJ

12 posted on 04/07/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Le Chien Rouge
The fact it's the same question being asked all day long tells me that it was an alternative flavor of the day.

IMHO this is part of something bigger. I think we are about to see life getting a little more challenging for Obama's monkeys. Something that may bring out plea bargaining material.

13 posted on 04/07/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Eleutheria5

Did they arrest the prostitute?
There should be a mugshot that’s available to the public.


14 posted on 04/07/2011 1:11:17 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: ml/nj

Obama will have the records sealed!


15 posted on 04/07/2011 1:11:24 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Le Chien Rouge

According to Obama’s bio, his friend is employed as a flight attendant. Pretty high living for a flight attendant. http://archives.starbulletin.com/2004/03/21/news/story4.html


16 posted on 04/07/2011 1:18:51 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: blackdog

Photos here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/04/07/2011-04-07_high_school_pal_of_obama_arrested_for_allegedly_soliciting_a_prostitute_.html?r=news/politics


17 posted on 04/07/2011 1:23:26 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: Dr. Ursus

ATTENTION FREEPERS! Original report from HAWAII says Obama’s butt buddy ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF PROSTITUTION!!

AP and others have changes it to solicitation.

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=14398306


18 posted on 04/07/2011 1:23:26 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Dr. Ursus
http://prestopundit.wordpress.com/2008/12/04/who-is-barack-obama-let-me-tell-you/

More interesting stuff. I particularly like the part where he calls Obama a chameleon, who makes stories up as he sees fit.

19 posted on 04/07/2011 1:25:49 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: CaptainK
Did they arrest the prostitute?

Probably not, since he/she was really an undercover officer.
20 posted on 04/07/2011 1:26:30 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: blackdog

Sounds like another homosexual....birds of a feather.... Will be interesting to find out the sex of the prostitute....if it is male it will confirm my psychoanalysis of the closeted zero who has a very sick and twisted worldview.


21 posted on 04/07/2011 1:27:06 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: forgotten man

That’s ‘other’...............


22 posted on 04/07/2011 1:29:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies. as of 04-06-2011)
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To: savagesusie

The ironic thing is that if it was a male prostitute, much like Huey Rodham’s cocaine induced shooting incident in the poconos while he was banging the neighbor’s wife, this too will vanish like a popcorn fart in the Santa Anna winds.


23 posted on 04/07/2011 1:31:42 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: blackdog

Your prose needs to be heralded from the towers of CNN, but, of course, it won’t be. LOL


24 posted on 04/07/2011 1:36:31 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Eleutheria5
The White House had no comment.

Why would they? Seriously now...

25 posted on 04/07/2011 1:38:50 PM PDT by Mr.Unique (My dream thread: Mormon cop shoots Catholic Freeper's Pit Bull and takes his Macbook Pro.)
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To: Mr.Unique
If it was a contest to see who could hook up the fastest with a prostitute and make it deep into subsequent rounds, Obama would have been bracketing his friends to the finals.

And my money would have gone on anybody named Titcomb!

26 posted on 04/07/2011 1:44:28 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: outhousepatrol; faucetman; warsaw44; ColdOne; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; ...
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ATTENTION FREEPERS! Original report from HAWAII says 0bama’s _ _ buddy ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF PROSTITUTION!!

AP and others have changed it to solicitation.

See Link at # 18 , then check out comment # 23 .

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27 posted on 04/07/2011 1:45:26 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Eleutheria5
Tomorrow's headline today:

Titcomb's Brush!


28 posted on 04/07/2011 1:50:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: blackdog

Flight attendant? Titicomb might be gay.


29 posted on 04/07/2011 1:59:03 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Eleutheria5

Check out the posts for more info - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2700766/posts

Titcomb is not just a random airline employee but a flight attendant. With Sinclair and the church guys, well, just saying. Also, he’s not just a friend whom Hussein golfs with in Hawaii but he’s the one that it took not one, not two, but TEN big black government issued SUVs to drive The Won to meet with Titcomb during the last island taxpayer funded getaway.


30 posted on 04/07/2011 2:01:47 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: WayneS

“If this particular operation was aimed at ‘johns’ seeking ‘regular’ prostitutes then it is the first of its type I have heard about.”

They do plenty of stings like this, to catch people who patronize escort services or look for prostitutes on craigslist or other sites. Most child sex predator stings would not be referred to as prostitution stings.


31 posted on 04/07/2011 2:06:06 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: outhousepatrol

“ATTENTION FREEPERS! Original report from HAWAII says Obama’s butt buddy ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF PROSTITUTION!!”

Obviously it’s not a nefarious cover-up, since the same article says this:

“Police say the suspect showed up at the intersection of South Street and Pohukaina Street Monday night to meet an escort from an online service. Titcomb allegedly offered to pay the escort, who was actually an undercover officer, $100 for sex.

It’s what police call a “reverse sting” — an operation designed to net Johns instead of prostitutes.”

So, it’s sloppy reporting at best.


32 posted on 04/07/2011 2:09:46 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: dragonblustar

Zero references to any spouse or children.


33 posted on 04/07/2011 2:10:51 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Boogieman

If it’s gay prostitution, is the “John”, a “Jane”?


34 posted on 04/07/2011 2:13:14 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: WayneS; onyx; STARWISE; maggief; MinuteGal; Interesting Times
Does the Chicago pedophile ring have a Hawaiian branch?

Titcomb? Titcomb? Where have I heard that name before?

35 posted on 04/07/2011 2:18:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Boogieman
Any bets on how long it took for Titcomb to show the arresting officers his photos of him and his best buddy?

Any bets on how hard it was for the officers to refrain from laughing?

I'm going out on a limb here on a chix with dix prostitution sting. The T-Gals are all the rage in Hawaii.

36 posted on 04/07/2011 2:26:19 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: LucyT

I just don’t think we’re going to see it announced in the news gay or straight escort.

In my personal observation - my straight friends don’t go to Honolulu (since, the mid 80’s at least....) my gay friends go there - and move there before they realize how expensive it is to live there.

My personal opinion is it was a male escort
http://www.google.com/#q=Downtown+Honolulu+gay+escorts&hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&fp=1&cad=b

again, just my opinion, and thoughts....


37 posted on 04/07/2011 2:35:38 PM PDT by porter_knorr (http://tinyurl.com/relief4japan Help for Japan!)
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To: blackdog

“If it’s gay prostitution, is the “John”, a “Jane”?”

I guess that depends on if he’s a top or a bottom, eh?


38 posted on 04/07/2011 2:44:39 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman; bgill; LucyT; little jeremiah; azishot; Fantasywriter; Red Steel; Candor7
“Police say the suspect showed up at the intersection of South Street and Pohukaina Street Monday night to meet an escort from an online service. Titcomb allegedly offered to pay the escort, who was actually an undercover officer, $100 for sex.

It's what they didn't say is what matters. Was the undercover police officer a male or a female?

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39 posted on 04/07/2011 3:23:06 PM PDT by melancholy (.Papa Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist)
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To: LucyT
Titcomb had no comment when reached by Hawaii News Now. There was no immediate response from the White House.

You mean to tell me the white hut didn't come out and say that "he was just a guy in the neighborhood"?

40 posted on 04/07/2011 4:03:25 PM PDT by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: melancholy

How utterly stupid! He has to PAY for sex with a man/woman? And meet on a street corner? Why not a limo? (wink, nudge)


41 posted on 04/07/2011 4:11:35 PM PDT by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: hoosiermama; WayneS; onyx; STARWISE; LucyT; MinuteGal; Interesting Times

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1923-2000
Honolulu Advertiser, The (HI) - Tuesday, March 14, 2000
Author: Advertiser Final, Lum Curtis, Staff
Frederick Titcomb , retired judge

By Curtis Lum, ADVERTISER STAFF WRITER

Frederick James Kealiimahiai Titcomb , a retired District Court judge and former Honolulu deputy prosecuting attorney, died Friday in Honolulu. He was 77.

Born in Honolulu, Titcomb was a descendant of early U.S. settlers. He also was of Hawaiian and Chinese ancestry and his great-great-grandfather, sugar plantation owner Charles Titcomb , married into Hawaiian royalty.

Frederick Titcomb graduated from St. Louis High School and was a student at Washington State College when the United States entered World War II in 1941. He dropped out of college to enlist in the Army and served in New Guinea and the Philippines.

Titcomb earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Star medals for his combat service.

After the war, he returned to Washington State College and then attended Cornell University. He married, and he and his first wife, Norma, returned to Hawaii. The couple would later divorce.

The family moved to San Francisco in 1953 so Titcomb could pursue a legal education at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law. To put himself through school and to support his family, Titcomb worked as a warehouseman, trucker, door-to-door salesman and night janitor at Hastings.

After graduating, he returned to Hawaii and worked as a law clerk for Judge Jon Wiig. In 1956, he went to work as a city prosecutor, where he won more than 40 consecutive jury convictions.

In 1960, Titcomb ran as a Republican against Dan Inouye for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Inouye won by a nearly 3-to-1 margin and two years later was elected to the Senate.

In 1962, Titcomb was named a Honolulu District Court judge. In addition to practicing law, Titcomb was a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and was frequently seen on “Hawaii Five-0.”

In 1983, Titcomb married Marcia Vander Zicht, who was his nurse after open-heart surgery.

In addition to his wife and his former wife, Titcomb is survived by sons, James, William and Robert daughters, Carol Hartley and Laura Goode 16 grandchildren one great-grandchild.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374267/Obamas-friend-Robert-Bobby-Titcomb-arrested-soliciting-prostitute-Hawaii.html

Titcomb was a year behind Obama at Punahou High School, but did not graduate.

Very little is known about his background.

According to the Spring 2007 edition of the Punahou Bulletin, he worked as a commercial fisherman and a Northwest Airlines flight attendant.


42 posted on 04/07/2011 4:24:34 PM PDT by maggief
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To: LucyT

Was the undercover officer male or female? Inquiring minds want to know.


43 posted on 04/07/2011 5:16:22 PM PDT by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: mojitojoe; maggief

Thanks Maggie....Wonder of the arresting officer is also the undercover officer and would be listed on the arrest warrent....Hmmm?


44 posted on 04/07/2011 5:30:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: mojitojoe; hoosiermama

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/07/us-obama-friend-idUSTRE7365KS20110407

Robert Titcomb was caught after he solicited sex from an undercover female police officer he had contacted through the Internet, said Dave Koga, a spokesman for the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.

http://www.kitv.com/r/27458519/detail.html

Police arrested four men in connection with a reverse prostitution sting involving a fake online female escort website, sources said.


45 posted on 04/07/2011 5:43:22 PM PDT by maggief
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To: outhousepatrol; Dr. Ursus
But the President's pal is now making news for a different reason -- his arrest during a prostitution sting in Downtown Honolulu.

President's pal!!!

Isn't that what could be expected when you think back to his "Church's"(?) choir director and Larry Sinclair, and who is the guy that always is in his wake???

46 posted on 04/08/2011 8:37:58 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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