Monday, May 7, 2012

Quote du jour

...seven years after Barack Obama burst onto the national political scene...

1. Occidental College records and transcripts -- Not released
2. Columbia University records and transcripts -- Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper -- 'not available'
4. Harvard University records and transcripts -- Not released
5. Medical records -- Not released
6. Illinois State Senate schedule -- 'not available'
7. Illinois State Senate records -- 'not available'
8. Law practice client list -- Not released
9. Certified Copy of Original Birth certificate -- Not released
10. Harvard Law Review articles published -- None
11. University of Chicago scholarly articles -- None
12. Record of Baptism -- Not released or 'not available'


-Doug Ross

7 comments:

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    Wow. Impressive.

    Know what else has not been released? Charles Manson.

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    "Shave the whales"

    "Free The Indianapolis 500"

    Ema Nymton
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    1. Wow. Impressive. Not sure if that's the dumbest comment made on this blog, Ema, but it's certainly in the top ten! Have the pretty nurse up your meds now and go nitey night.

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  2. Wow, that sure sums up the life of DuhWon.

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    1. Nah. I think to really sum up Obie-One's life, you'd need to throw in a few "voting present" and taking credit for other people's work in there.

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  3. You can';t get the occidental records becuase the whole thing is a hoax.

    Analysis: Hoax. The original April 1, 2009 posting date suggests it may have been intended as an April Fools prank, but given that the text does little else but parrot actual tenets of the so-called "Birther" movement (those who claim Barack Obama is ineligible for the presidency due to a forged or invalid birth certificate, etc.), it barely qualifies as satire.

    •Is it really an AP news story?

    No. The Associated Press ("AP") never published such a story. It didn't run in any real newspaper, nor on any real wire service. It can, however, be found posted and reposted on hundreds of anti-Obama blogs and websites.

    •Is it true that the Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments on Obama's citizenship and eligibility?

    No. The Supreme Court has refused to hear the Donofrio case, not to mention every other Obama citizenship case submitted to date.


    •Did a group called "Americans for Freedom of Information" release Obama's Occidental College transcripts?

    No. The organization doesn't exist — or didn't at the time the above message first began circulating, at any rate. A similarly-named website went up after the fact, but there is no evident connection between that website and the fake news story.


    •Has anyone released Obama's Occidental College transcripts?

    No, the transcripts haven't been released (federal privacy laws forbid it), nor has any court of law "ordered" them released. (Source: Occidental College)


    •Did Obama attend Occidental under the name "Barry Soetoro"?

    No. Soetoro was the surname of his stepfather, but there's no evidence Barack Obama used it when he attended college. Fellow alumni quoted in the press remember him as "Barry Obama." According to an Occidental spokesperson quoted on FactCheck.org, the college has no records showing Obama used his stepfather's last name.


    •Did Obama attend Occidental under a Fulbright Scholarship for Foreign Students?

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  4. No. According to various news sources Obama did attend on a scholarship, but it wasn't a Fulbright scholarship, let alone a Fulbright scholarship for foreign students. The Fulbright Foreign Student Program accepts Master's Degree and Ph.D. candidates only. Obama, an undergraduate, was neither. He couldn't have been awarded a Fulbright scholarship for foreign students even if he had been born outside the U.S. (Source: Fulbright Program)


    •Did the Daily Mail discuss these "revelations" in a news story entitled "Obama Eligibility Questioned"?

    No. No such story turns up in a search of the London newspaper's archive.


    •Did Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation release research showing Obama has spent $950,000 or more "to block disclosure of his personal records"?

    I've found no record of any such "research" being published. The U,S. Justice Foundation does exist and its executive director is indeed a man named Gary Kreep, but he's on record saying the above claim is a hoax.

    The fact of the matter is that specific expenditures pertaining to litigation on Obama's Constitutional legitimacy aren't a matter of public record. What are a matter of public record — and what have have been continually misrepresented as moneys spent fighting citizenship lawsuits — are the total year-to-year legal expenditures of Obama's campaign finance committee. Anyone who purports to know exactly what portion of those funds were spent responding to citizenship challenges is merely speculating.

    Moreover, it's disingenuous to characterize Obama's legal expenditures on these cases as funds dispensed "to block disclosure of his personal records." While various personal documents have been requested in the filings, securing their release wasn't the point of the litigation, which aimed to have Obama's candidacy ruled unconstitutional on a variety of different grounds.

    Lastly, it isn't as if a presidential candidate whose legitimacy is challenged in court has the option not to mount a legal defense — just ask John McCain.

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  5. And that horseshit was posted anonymously? What a shocker.

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