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  • The Marriage of Obama's Parents: 'In Name Only'?

    03/08/2014 6:07:03 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 1,117 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 8, 2014 | Shawn Glasco
    So when did Ann's and Obama Sr.'s "whatever happened happened fast" wedding happen? For no apparent reason, confusion abounds among Obama's biographers over the wedding date: 1. Dreams claims that Ann and Obama Sr. were in married "in 1960"; similarly, Mendell's 2007 book claims that the couple were married "sometime in late 1960" when they "slipped off alone to the island of Maui"; and both Obamaland (2008) by Ron Jacobs (with contributor David Maraniss) and a 2007 Washington Post article claim that the two were married "late in 1960." 2. A 2007 Chicago Tribune article vaguely claims that Ann and...
  • Barack Hussein Soebarkah?

    01/22/2014 4:50:55 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 134 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jason Kissner
    One of the unexplained mysteries in the scanty documentation of the early life of the 45th President of the United States is the appearance of the name Soebarkah as his last name on an official document filled out by his mother. In a recent contribution to American Thinker, Nick Chase offers very persuasive evidence that the long-form birth certificate released by Obama is a forgery. While in the midst of developing an argument supporting the idea that Obama was adopted by the Indonesian Lolo Soetoro, Chase states: Finally, we have Stanley Ann Soetoro's 1968 application to extend her 1965 passport...
  • Massive Hole Discovered Under Antarctica, Bigger Than The Grand Canyon

    01/17/2014 1:18:49 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 56 replies
    Forbes ^ | 1/15/2014 | William Pentland
    A giant valley deeper than the Grand Canyon is buried beneath several miles of glacial ice in West Antarctica, according to a new study by British scientists. The sub-glacial canyon is nearly two miles deep, 200 miles long and 15 miles wide.
  • Obama's Apocryphal Kenya Trip

    01/13/2014 3:37:04 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 13, 2014 | Jack Cashill
    In 1994 or early 1995 the still unknown Barack Obama sent his editor at Times Books, Henry Ferris, the first two-thirds of his memoir Dreams from My Father. He told Ferris that to complete the book, he had to return to Kenya to do some research. The evidence strongly suggests that Obama went not to Kenya to do that research but to the local library to do some borderline plagiarizing. ***break*** There are a few possible explanations for the obvious holes in this account. An unlikely one is that Ferris incorrectly recalled Obama's return trip to Kenya, and Obama compounded...
  • Deconstructing Bill Ayers

    10/18/2013 1:54:00 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    Having buried their mutual involvement in the CAC, Ayers, not surprisingly, fails to mention my assertion that in Dreams Obama perfectly mimics Ayers's sentiments on education. In fact, Obama reproduced virtually meme for meme the specific ideas Ayers outlined in a 1994 essay titled "Navigating a restless sea: The continuing struggle to achieve a decent education for African American youngsters in Chicago." A one-time merchant seaman, Ayers had a penchant for words like "navigating." He ribs me as the "great brain" who discovered "those infamous maritime references" -- an apparent laugh line. As Ayers knows, however, those references are not...
  • Unique Egyptian Sphinx Unearthed in North Israel

    07/09/2013 4:23:44 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 36 replies
    France 24 ^ | 09 July 2013 | AFP Staff
    Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there. The broken granite sphinx statue -- including the paws and some of the mythical creature's forearms -- displayed at Tel Hazor archaeological site in Israel's Galilee, is the first such find in the region. Its discovery also marks the first time ever that researchers have found a statue dedicated to Egyptian ruler Mycerinus who ruled circa 2,500 BC and was builder of one of the three Giza pyramids, an...
  • The Barack Obama Presidential Library

    04/26/2013 1:47:36 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2013 | Ed Lasky
    The George W. Bush Presidential Library is being dedicated and opened this week. This prompts a thought: what might the future Barack Obama Presidential Library look like? *snip* There will be vast areas of empty space that normally would be allocated to showcase accomplishments that led to the presidency. There will be no shelves taken up with such things as college transcripts, the "lost" thesis from Columbia University, records from Obama's time as a state Senator (they also went "missing"; actually Obama has also said they were thrown out -- how convenient ); there will be scant records of legal...
  • Are We Being Compromised by Barack Obama's Murky Past?

    04/15/2013 2:44:11 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 104 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2013 | James A. Lyons
    The public's right to know is but a minor consideration. Our overriding concern should be what unfriendly foreign intelligence adversaries, particularly Russian, may have obtained on our president's background. Among all the foreign intelligence agencies, Russian intelligence (SVR) has a long history and has made a science of studying the backgrounds of American presidents. Therefore, we must assume that since Russian intelligence is particularly skilled and a persistent practitioner of this art, it is possible to the point of certainty that, using all their resources and "black-bag" tactics, they have long had the biographical background data that President Obama and...
  • First Comes Honor

    02/05/2013 2:45:17 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 5, 2013 | Steve McCann
    Whether in the various state capitols or the once hallowed halls of Congress or the now tarnished grandeur of the White House, the acquisition and retention of political power by any means necessary, and the attendant access to ever larger sums of money, either borrowed, created out of whole cloth or coerced from the taxpayers, has become firmly entrenched in the nation's political psyche. Party identity notwithstanding, in order to achieve this end, nothing is beyond the pale -- be it fraud, corruption, outright lies, or immorality. No one person on the American landscape today more epitomizes this descent into...
  • Mark Levin Reacts To Obama Presser: "We Have An Imperial President"

    01/14/2013 3:53:13 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | January 14, 2013 | Mark Levin
    MARK LEVIN: I'm not into imperial presidents who act imperial and speak imperial and Obama forgets there's a Constitution. Yes, he keeps telling us he won reelection. Congratulations, but guess what? The Constitution wasn't up for election, it's not up for a referendum. He has to comply with it, too. He was sent back to Washington, but he's got a strict list of rules that he has to follow as president. When he gets up there and starts saying, if Congress doesn't do this, I'm going to do this unilaterally, it violates separation of power a lot of the times....
  • Benghazi: Emperor Obama's Waterloo?

    10/18/2012 1:19:50 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 18, 2012 | Daren Jonescu
    Do a quick internet search about the Arab protests over the YouTube video. You will find that every story is dated September 11 or later. No one was talking about this video at all prior to that time frame. How did it become the administration's convenient "root cause" cover story in the hours after the Benghazi attack? And why were they so quick and unequivocal in embracing a storyline which, as we now know, was completely unsupported by any facts? The video -- a purported "trailer" for an alleged film -- was posted on YouTube in July. No one saw...
  • Is Barack Obama a Compulsive Liar?

    10/01/2012 3:53:26 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 78 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2012 | Steve McCann
    In an earlier column I asked the question is Barack Obama a compulsive liar or a sociopath?   (h) A Sociopath: A sociopath is typically defined as someone who lies incessantly to get their way and does so with little concern for others.  A sociopath is often goal-oriented (i.e., lying is focused--it is done to get one's way).  Sociopaths have little regard or respect for the rights and feelings of others.  Sociopaths are often charming and charismatic, but they use their talented social skills in manipulative and self-centered ways. A compulsive liar: A compulsive liar is defined as someone who lies...
  • It's Over

    09/28/2012 4:15:26 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2012 | William L. Gensert
    Give up -- Barack Obama has won.  With the election only weeks away, it is clear from recent swing state polling that Mitt Romney has lost this election.  According to the Quinnipiac numbers, in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania, the president is ahead by 10%, 9% and 12%, respectively. Romney can't win.  Just ask any journalist or newscasters.  He is toast -- stick a fork in him. Bull... If anything, the closer we get to Election Day, the more apparent it is that Obama is not only losing, but losing big.  The Obama campaign, and by "campaign"...
  • Bill Clinton Has Obama Right Where He Wants Him

    09/05/2012 1:51:30 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 66 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 5, 2012 | Jason Kissner
    In a June 8, 2012 contribution to American Thinker entitled "Did Bill Clinton Deliver a Coded Warning About Obama," this writer showed that there are very good reasons for believing that none other than Mr. Clinton (aka "Big Dog") slyly fingered Obama as both a Communist and a grave threat to what remains of capitalism. The article also said that powerful Clintonian forces were crystallizing, and that Mr. Obama was going to pay the price for displaying the pomposity, unbridled narcissism, and grandiosity of a political tyro who has had enormous power hand-delivered to his lap. Obviously, many things have...
  • Obama: Love Him. Hate Him. You Haven't a Clue.

    09/03/2012 3:37:52 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 3, 2012 | J.T. Hatter
    Who Is Barack Obama? Obama's early training began with his mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, herself a leftist who married a communist Muslim, Barack Obama, Sr., whom she admired greatly (and met in a Russian language class).  She moved on to Obama's stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, an Indonesian Muslim, whom she divorced when he espoused an appreciation for capitalism and openly rejected communism.  Stanley Ann sent Obama back to Hawaii to live with his grandparents to get him away from Soetoro's influence.  His grandparents, leftists to the core, put him in Punahou School, which was a hotbed of anti-colonialism and anti-Americanism. Obama's...
  • If the Birther Issue Comes Up in Debate

    08/27/2012 12:59:06 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 209 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Although some on the right were disappointed that Romney did not pursue this, he was wise not to. This was not the right time. The right time is during a debate. At least one moderator will find Romney's bait irresistible, and I am guessing it will be CNN's Candy Crowley. What follows is a proposed strategy for the Hofstra University debate on October 16. My guess is that Romney has pretty much figured it out already, thus the remark in Michigan: CC: Governor Romney, in Michigan you told a crowd of supporters, "No one has ever asked to see my...
  • Will the Romney Campaign Demand Release of the Obama-Khalidi Video?

    08/23/2012 4:13:21 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 23, 2012 | Edward Olshaker
    Obama's fundraising off Romney's "radical" associations is an example of either chutzpah he will get away with or hubris that will come back to haunt him by inviting scrutiny of Obama's closeness with terrorists who appear with him in the suppressed Los Angeles Times video of a 2003 anti-Israel gathering -- former PLO operative Rashid Khalidi (who dedicated a book to Palestinian murderer Yasser Arafat), Bill Ayers (who dedicated a book to Palestinian murderer Sirhan Sirhan), and Bernardine Dohrn.. The guest list also included Ali Abunimah, a close Obama ally who founded the Electronic Intifada website in 2001 (surely Obama...
  • Filmmaker: See Pics of Obama's Real Siblings

    08/10/2012 1:07:53 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 64 replies
    WND ^ | 09 August 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    As Gilbert’s film points out, the FBI had Davis under surveillance for 19 years because of his activity as a Communist Party member in Chicago and Hawaii. Gilbert portrays Obama as a “Red Diaper Baby,” a child of Marxist parents who grows up to be a leftist radical. Gilbert cites as another example Obama senior political adviser David Axelrod, who was born to a mother who wrote for a communist newspaper in New York City. “Obama sold himself to America as the multi-cultural ideal, a man who stood above politics. His father was a goat herder from Kenya, he would...
  • Birthers Baiers and Returners, Oh My!

    07/25/2012 4:17:33 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 25, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    We're told that all of the "ers" distract us from the most important topic: economic policy.  But could it be that the skeptics themselves, who like all of us can't help but be concerned about the economy, address the other issues because they sense said issues' impact on the character and ideology of the candidate?  At least that's what leaders of both camps of "ers" tell us is their motivation. Erickson claims: "The only difference is that the Bainers' insufferable stupidity is at the heart of the Obama campaign while the Romney campaign has worked hard to not be tied...
  • Obama's Passport Breach: Unanswered Questions and an Unsolved Murder

    07/23/2012 3:50:05 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2012 | Pamela Geller
    I always thought that the perpetrators rifled through Clinton's and McCain's files to make it look as if they were looking for dirt on all three, but that it was Obama's passport records that they were actually interested in accessing. Thus, secondarily, almost as an afterthought, there were "violations" concerning Clinton and McCain. For who stood to gain from a tampering, and why? There is no way to tell what might have been done to Obama's passport records by those who accessed them. Key information could have been altered or destroyed. On April 8, 2008, after the breach became public,...
  • Why Did Barack Obama Let Terry Lakin Go to Jail?

    07/05/2012 1:50:13 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 5, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Former Lt. Col. Terry Lakin knows what despair feels like. He felt it full-bore on a late December day in 2010. Having been stripped of his rank, income, benefits, pension, and authority at court martial, this much-honored 17-year U.S. Army veteran was about to lose his freedom. The good doctor had refused deployment to Afghanistan. He had been there before in his role as flight surgeon and would have been happy to go again. He had his bags packed and was ready to leave. All he asked from his commander-in-chief before boarding the plane was a sign, a nod to...
  • Monckton tells Lords: Obama presidency at risk

    06/28/2012 1:15:28 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 45 replies
    WND ^ | 27 May 2012 | Jerome Corsi
    “Mr. Obama’s legitimacy is now in doubt,” Lord Christopher Monckton concludes in the report. Monckton bases his conclusions largely on the findings of Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s law enforcement investigation. Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse announced March 1 there is probable cause that Obama’s long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website April 27, 2011, and his Selective Service registration form are forgeries. “A dislocation more severe than the fall of Watergate may be anticipated, leaving the free world leaderless at a time of great financial uncertainty,” Monckton advises the British nobility. He put his fellow peers on...
  • What Maraniss Obviously Missed

    06/19/2012 12:48:17 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 19, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Although those of us in the blogosphere lack Maraniss's resources and access to friendly witnesses, we have been debunking Obama's Dreams for the last four years. As I note in the introduction of my 2011 book, Deconstructing Obama, "In unlocking [Obama's] past, I have discovered that the story that Obama has been telling all his life varies from the true story in ways big and small." Maraniss documents those variations better than I ever could have. "I counted 38 instances in which the biographer convincingly disputes significant elements of Obama's own story of his life and his family history," writes...
  • What Did Savannah Guthrie Really See?

    06/11/2012 1:56:00 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2012 | Nick Chase
    Now that it's been established that Barack Obama's long-form "birth certificate" originated as a digitally created forgery, we are left to ponder: how was the paper certificate of which NBC News reporter Savannah Guthrie took pictures created? A reasonable assumption would be that the forgery was created in Hawaii by conspirators, or, possibly without the president's knowledge, by pranksters in the Hawaii Department of Health, or as a Republican dirty trick designed to blow up a week or two before the November elections -- then the printed image was copied onto real security paper and embossed with a real seal...
  • How Long Can Supremes Avoid Eligibility?

    06/02/2012 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 46 replies
    WND ^ | 02 June 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The petition was filed on behalf of Keyes and Drake, candidates on the 2008 ballot for president and vice president, and Markham Robinson, an elector for the state of California in 2008. As candidates during 2008, Keyes and Drake “had an interest in having a fair competition for those positions. This interest is akin to the interest of an Olympic competition, where one of the competitors in an athletic competition is found to be using performance enhancing drugs, but is not removed.” The case explains that in such cases, “all of the athletes who had trained for the event legitimately...
  • Romney's Veep Pick

    05/24/2012 2:19:47 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24, 2012 | J. Robert Smith
    Voters don't want to be wowed in 2012; they want to be reassured that the next president will roll up his sleeves and get dirty restoring prosperity and cutting Uncle Sam's enormous credit card debt. Joel Osteen is plenty of inspiration on Sunday mornings. The 65-year-old Romney has said on occasion that he wants a veep who can take over the presidency if -- God forbid -- something happens to him. This can be construed as boilerplate, the thing a presidential candidate says about a vice presidential pick (even about plagiarist and funnyman Joe Biden). But Romney's a business exec,...
  • Now About Obama's Teenage Years!

    05/15/2012 2:10:30 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 15, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Now that it has been established that a candidate's teenage years help define the man to come, it might be time to take a new look at the adolescent Obama and his then-mentor, the late Frank Marshall Davis. I would guess that not one Obama voter out of one hundred could identify Davis by name, and I doubt if one media person out of a thousand has read his memoir, Livin' the Blues. This is unfortunate on any number of levels. For one, Davis's book captures the ebb and flow of 20th-century black American life as well as any ever...
  • The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House

    05/14/2012 1:15:20 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 14, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    As all of America knows by now, Obama has aggressively sought to "fundamentally transform" America -- one of the few promises he has kept from the days of 2008. Five trillion dollars of borrowing, ObamaCare passed over the objections of the majority of Americans through legislative legerdemain and special deals made with resistant politicians, failed stimulus, green programs failing left and right as taxpayers are left holding the bag, a recovery that is the most anemic on record, an America that has been sundered by the man who promises to unite us, America weaker abroad and at home -- yes,...
  • What Does 'Composite Girl' Tell Us About Obama?

    05/06/2012 12:24:30 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 6, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Here is what I wrote about this narrative hole in my book Deconstructing Obama: "Given Remnick's list of the allowable ways to interpret Dreams -- verifiable fact, recollection, recreation, invention, and artful shaping -- I choose 'D' for the mystery woman, 'invention.' In the absence of any contrary information, best evidence argues for a creation largely of Ayers' contrivance." Ayers' great lost love, Diana Oughton, a Weatherwoman killed in a 1970 bomb blast, matches the brief description of this woman in Dreams even better than Cook does, right down to the "specks of green" in her eyes and a multi-generational...
  • Al Sharpton's Anti-Arpaio Segment Shows White House 'Scared'

    05/04/2012 3:16:16 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 60 replies
    WND ^ | 03 May 2012 | WND Staff
    A segment on Al Sharpton’s MSNBC show deriding the findings of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation of Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility shows the White House fears coming revelations, according to WND senior writer Jerome Corsi. Corsi, who has probed Obama’s eligibility for four years, said “it’s obvious that the White House is scared.” The segment by Sharpton on his daily “PoliticsNation” show April 27 was an attempt to get out ahead of the news, Corsi said. The White House is “front-running the story, putting it out through a surrogate trying to ridicule Arpaio’s investigation, because they know how much...
  • Trayvon and Zimmerman: The Structure and Elements of a Disinformation Campaign

    05/03/2012 2:01:19 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 92 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2012 | Scott Swett
    "Trayvon," of course, is Trayvon Martin, the black 17-year-old who was killed two months ago in Florida. "Zimmerman" is George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch captain who shot him. Referring to Martin by his first name and Zimmerman by his last is just one small tactic in the national media campaign to make Martin's death an enduring symbol of white racism. The Trayvon campaign is accurately described as "disinformation" because deception is a fundamental part of its planning, strategy, and implementation. Leftist disinformation campaigns are common but not widely understood. This article is intended to make them easier to recognize, and...
  • Black Teen Run Off the Liberal Plantation

    05/02/2012 2:05:05 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2012 | Matthew May
    Ms. Williams struggled with the initial part of the assignment. She found it difficult to encounter some of the vocabulary used by Douglass. Exasperated at being unprepared to confront the text, she sought definition to that which she did not comprehend. Once she became satisfied that she grasped Douglass's use of the language, she understood what Douglass was describing. She was struck by comparisons between her life and Douglass's characterizations of the plantation overseers and masters and mistresses who denied him knowledge for fear of his becoming aware of his humanity. In her essay, Ms. Williams drew a parallel between...
  • Arizona v. United States: Reading the Tea Leaves of Oral Argument

    04/29/2012 1:38:22 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Herbert W. Titus and WIlliam J. Olson
    The issue arose early in the oral argument, even before the solicitor general could make his claim of exclusivity. Justice Scalia kicked off, asking Mr. Clement whether he would concede "that the State has to accept within its borders all people who have no right to be there, that the Federal Government has no interest in removing ... and the State has no power to close its borders to people who have no right to be there." This time Mr. Clement answered: "I think my answer to that is no." But he did not back up his answer with either...
  • Judge Wants Definition of 'Natural Born Citizen'

    04/27/2012 4:48:20 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 145 replies
    WND ^ | 26 April 2012 | Bob Unruh
    U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson of Tennessee said the courts ultimately must define “natural born citizen,” affirming that the “issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency is certainly substantial.” “This specific question has been raised in numerous lawsuits filed since President Obama took office,” Anderson wrote in his opinion. “The outcome of the federal question in this case will certainly have an effect on other cases presenting the same issue about whether President Obama meets the constitutional qualifications for the presidency.” Van Irion, whose Liberty Legal Foundation brought the case, alleges the plan...
  • Narrative Wars: How the GOP Can Win

    04/24/2012 2:33:36 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2012 | Cindy Simpson
    The "Democrat-Media Complex" (Breitbart's term) control of the Obama screenplay has been obvious from day one, even when there was no narrative to shape. Instead of offering evidence to refute criticism of their star, the Alinsky-schooled Complex lazily lob potent word-missiles like "racist" or "birther." Most Republican elites defensively duck and run for cover lest any of the labels stick. Conservatives hope that intelligent discussion of economic and policy issues will win election battles, but they fight within an arena defined and controlled by the leftist media, leaving the home court advantage to the left. Refusing to play by Democrat-Media...
  • Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation

    04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    Chicago Tribune (Via Reuters) ^ | April 23, 2012 | Steve Holland
    Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided. The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters. Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate...
  • Why Obama Lies

    04/19/2012 12:59:23 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 19, 2012 | Ed Lasky
    However, there may be a more fundamental reason we are so consistently lied to by Barack Obama and his allies: they just do not respect most Americans and have very little regard for our intelligence. Where, one may ask, is the proof of this claim? Barack Obama and his closest advisers have in fact told us they don't think too highly of most Americans. The tip off should have been Barack Obama's "gaffe" (Michael Kinsley's definition of a gaffe made by a politician is when he tells us how he truly thinks by accident) back in 2008 when he derisively...
  • Marco Rubio: I'm not going to be the vice president

    04/14/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 88 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    In an interview with CNN today, Marco Rubio said in no uncertain terms that he’s not going to be the vice president. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket. “I’m not going to be the vice president,” Rubio said Friday in an interview with CNN en Español’s Ismael Cala. “I’m not.” We have two options. We can assume that Rubio meant to imply he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket under any circumstances — OR — we can parse...
  • Oblivious to the Obvious

    04/10/2012 1:30:58 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 10, 2012 | Nick Chase
    But the problem with most of this research is that it's "geeky," requiring at least some computer knowledge ("layers," "fonts," "anti-aliased," "chromatic aberration," and the like) to understand that the technical arguments for the "birth certificate" being fake are valid. Thus, it's very difficult to prove to the general public, which typically doesn't know much about documents except how to read them, that the Obama "birth certificate" really is a forgery. So last summer, I wondered if there would be some way to demonstrate that this "birth certificate" is indeed a fake, just by looking at the document itself and...
  • Arpaio: GOP Candidates 'Hiding' From Eligibility

    04/09/2012 1:06:09 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 53 replies
    WND ^ | 08 April 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a radio host today he’s met with Republicans – including every one of the GOP presidential candidates – and has come to the conclusion they’re as guilty as Democrats of “hiding” questions about Barack Obama’s eligibility to be president. As WND reported, Arpaio and his Cold Case Posse conducted an extensive examination of documents released by the White House last April purported to be Obama’s original, long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card, only to conclude there is probable cause the documents are actually forgeries. Yet despite his findings, Arpaio told “Aaron Klein Investigative...
  • The Rebirth of Birthers?

    04/06/2012 1:43:13 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 70 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 6, 2012 | William Sullivan
    Two years, three months, and seven days after his inauguration, Barack Obama finally offered evidence to prove his eligibility for the presidency. On the White House website, officials posted an electronic document purported to be a scan of Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate. It was a grand "I told you so" moment for the media and the left, which had worked feverishly to marginalize "birthers" as the radical counterpart of the zany "truther." Of course, there was never really any parity. Truthers constructed silly conspiracy theories about George W. Bush being an international super-criminal that orchestrated impossibly complex measures to...
  • Rock star: Obama not born in U.S.

    03/31/2012 5:01:55 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 29 March 2012 | WND
    Megadeth singer and guitarist Dave Mustaine believes Barack Obama was born somewhere outside the United States, and he’s not crazy about GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich either. The comments came in an interview with George Stroumboulopoulos on the Canadian television show “The Hour.” Calling himself a “lesser of evil” kind of guy, Mustaine commented on the eligibility issue and the GOP field of candidates in 2012 before clamming up, saying, “I don’t want to talk about my president.” Before he closed down, he said he’s concerned about life in America at the moment, as the government takes away...
  • White ribbons in America. Will Russians march in solidarity with us?

    03/27/2012 2:05:59 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 36 replies
    Pravda.Ru ^ | 26 March 2012 | Orly Taitz
    In the United States the Social Security numbers were assigned by the states. The first 3 digits of the number that Obama is using, (042) were assigned to the state of Connecticut. Obama was never a resident of Connecticut and there is no legitimate reason for him to have this number. I can disclose this number and make it public in this article for two reasons: 1. Inadvertently Obama himself made it public when he published his tax returns on line and did not flatten the PDF file. Thousands of individuals around the world opened the file using Adobe Illustrator...
  • Birthermania!

    03/23/2012 1:05:00 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 148 replies · 3+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 23, 2012 | Monte Kuligowski
    Herman Cain's wife never referred to Kenya as Herman's "home country." Maybe Michelle didn't mean to say "home country." But it's a little odd that she did. During his candidacy, no one doubted that Jesse Jackson was born in a house in South Carolina. Most candidates have living witnesses of their births. Obama had none (except his paternal grandmother). The Daily Kos did not somehow get the sealed birth certificate of Alan Keyes and post it online during his campaign. Yet, mysteriously, somehow the liberal website posted Obama's "birth certificate" in early 2008. At least, we were told that it...
  • What the Mailman Knows About Ayers and Obama

    03/19/2012 2:00:28 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 116 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | March 19, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    "Hulton also recalls one particular conversation with Mary Ayers. "She was enthusiastically talking to me about this young black student that they were helping out," he tells Corsi, "and she referred to him as a foreign student." Adds Hulton, "I was taken aback by how enthusiastic she was about him." Within a year of this conversation, Hulton had a fateful meeting with the young man he presumed Mary was talking about. According to Hulton, he encountered the fellow on the sidewalk on the front of the Ayers home. In that it was extremely rare to see a black man in...
  • Obama: Restoring America is an eight-year project

    03/18/2012 12:41:25 AM PDT · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 17 March 2012 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Obama told a small but well-heeled gathering at an Atlanta fundraiser Friday night that restoring the U.S. economy and America's status in the world is an eight-year project, not a three-year project, and that he needs their help to win the White House again this November. "This is not a three-year project, this is an eight-year project," he said Friday night. "So I need you one more time. And we're confident we can get there, but we're going to need your help." Obama gave credit to his administration for helping to bring about new job growth and stabilize the...
  • Thank You From Japan

    03/10/2012 10:01:54 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | November 23, 2011 | johnkobayashitokyo
    Today is the one-year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Some of my fellow FReepers may have already seen this, but for those that haven't, it's worth the time. Very moving piece, and a good display of our military heroes springing into action to assist a grateful friend.
  • Time for New Look at 2008 Obama Passport Breach

    03/05/2012 12:49:00 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 5, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Among the unexpected findings of the Sheriff Arpaio cold case was this one: Records of Immigration and Naturalization Service cards filled out by airplane passengers arriving on international flights originating outside the United States in the month of August 1961, examined at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. are missing records for the week of President Obama's birth, including the dates Aug. 1, 1961 through Aug. 7, 1961. This revelation evoked memories of one of the great underreported stories of the 2008 campaign: the multiple breaches of the presidential candidates' passport records in March of that year. In one its...
  • Some 'Splainin' to do in Chicago

    02/29/2012 12:17:40 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 5 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/29/2012 | Lee Cary and Marty Watters
    On February 27, a Chicagoland website, Illinois PayToPlay, cited the star witness in the Operation Gambit trials of the early '90s, Robert Cooley, as a primary source for the news that Daniel Frawley says he gave $400,000 in cash to Tony Rezko, who then passed it on to Barack Obama. In case you missed Cooley's story, James Peterson, writing for Andrew Breitbart's Big Journalism, noted that "[i]n the mid-1980's, Chicago Outfit Lawyer Robert Cooley voluntarily went undercover for the FBI as part of an investigation called Operation Gambat. Cooley wore a wire on, among others, [Alderman Ed] Burke's good friend...
  • An Open Letter to Orly Taitz, re: Defamatory Statements

    02/27/2012 5:39:54 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 89 replies
    ORYR ^ | 2/27/2012 | Captain Pamela Barnett and George Miller
    Ms. Taitz: As we previously stated, you have made multiple defamatory statements about Larry Klayman and some supporters, including us, causing severe harm. We supported you for years, because you were about the only game in town, after Apuzzo and Donofrio concluded that the federal courts would not hear any argument, no matter how logical, how grounded in fact and law. Now, there are many ballot challenges granted instant “standing” and new attorneys are joining the fight. Obama State Ballot Challenge has helped to focus attention on the challenges and facilitate activity. We do not appreciate your non-productive infighting with...