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WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- Call it Freedom of Speech.  A billboard recently erected in Wheat Ridge compares Barack Obama to a terrorist and questions his citizenship status.

The billboard, located at 4855 Miller Road, shows two cartoonish images of Obama wearing a Muslim turban and reads "PRESIDENT or JIHAD?"

It also says "BIRTH CERTIFICATE -- PROVE IT!" alluding to the questions surrounding his birth that would disqualify him for the office of President.

The words "WAKE UP AMERICA! REMEMBER FT. HOOD!" appear on the bottom of the billboard.

"Since Fort Hood, I've had it," car dealer Phil West told FOX 31 News Friday.  "You can't suggest things.  You can't profile.  You gotta call a spade a spade."

The Anti-Defamation League condemned the sign, as did progressive radio host David Sirota (AM760), who discussed the sign and interviewed West on his program Friday morning.

"It's out of control," Sirota said.  "This conservative hatred of Barack Obama is out of control, and this brings together all those strands of it: the racism, the anti-Muslim fervor.  It's one thing to criticize the president on health care, or Wall Street reform, or immigration.  But this is outrageous.  And I think it's a fair question to ask why these questions about religion and ancestry are being directed so viciously at the first African-American President of the United States."

While the ADL issued a statement calling the billboard an exploitation of the Ft. Hood shootings that is "divisive and offensive, and perpetuates hateful and harmful stereotypes about Muslims," prominent conservatives have been silent thus far.

"That could suggest that conservative leaders are afraid to confront the extreme fringe of their base," Sirota said.  "Or it suggests they actually condone this message.  Either way, it's disturbing."

"I can't honestly say he's a Jihadist, but there's a lot of things that are questionable," Walters said.  "The whole birth certificate controversy.  From what I've read, there's no proof Obama isn't a Muslim.  And I don't believe there's any racism [in the billboard].  I think that should be a question asked to any president who -- they have some questionable backgrounds."

Supporters of the birth certificate theory, known as Birthers, have demonstrated the Certification of Live Birth produced by the state of Hawaii is counterfeit.

Sirota and the ADL have such short memories.  They are outraged that Americans have reasonable questions about Obama's eligibility and mysterious background, but ignore this stuff.

Sirota contends "that conservative leaders are afraid to confront the extreme fringe of their base" -- I have a flash for Sirota, as more and more people come to understand Obama's far-left agenda and mysterious background, they question his eligibility.  The "fringe" is now composed of a huge segment of the American population -- and it is growing.

An October 23rd item reported that three-in-ten Americans think their current head of state was not born in the United States, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies.  That's almost a third of all Americans.

Now, Goddard's Political Wire points to a new Public Policy Polling survey in Arkansas shows that only 45% of voters in the state say they believe Obama was born in this country, while 31% say they think he was not and 24% are unsure.

"Arkansas is the first of four states where we've polled the birther issue (Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado were the others) and found less than half of respondents confident that Obama is a natural born citizen.  The numbers are particularly dramatic among Republicans with 49% saying Obama was not born here to just 23% who grant that he was."

And it's Obama's own actions that have caused many Americans to have these questions.  FReeper TigersEye lists just a few:
    

•  Trying to curb criticism of Nidal Malik Hasan (mmmm mmmm mmmm)
•  Staunchly refusing to call the Ft. Hood massacre a terrorist act
•  Scheduling a civilian trial of KSM in NYC
•  The "reach around for a Muslim" Cairo speech
•  Bowing to a Saudi King
•  Millions of dollars to Hamas so they can pay big bucks for kidnapping Israeli soldiers
•  Ordering the Israelis to stop building settlements
•  Inability to make a decision on Afghanistan
•  Closing GITMO
•  Moving terrorists to Illinois
•  Calling the U.S. a "Muslim country" while in Europe
•  Hiring several devout Muslims with ties to radical Muslims for security posts
•  Establishing back channel ties with the Taliban

      

What Nationality Is Barack Obama?
Fort Liberty blog says One of the biggest issues Obama has had to deal with isn’t some foreign policy problem.  Nor is it the health care debate.  Nor is it the huge debt.  While these are all issues that need to be dealt with, they aren’t the biggest ones.  Much to the anger of many people, the biggest issue that Obama has to deal with is whether he is an American citizen.  In other words, people want to know whether he is actually eligible to be the President of the United States.  This is a debate that has infuriated people on both sides -- some think it’s stupid, others think it’s true.

But, this isn’t an article on how his birth certificate might be real or might be fake.  There are millions of those already on the Internet.  This is an article that touches on the poor public relations Obama and his team have done when trying to deal with the situation.  In other words, they have created a public relations disaster rather than create an opportunity.  And, this is an article that sums up that the question of what nationality Obama might be is impossible to answer.

In public relations, when something bad happens to a company, you can react in two ways.  Go head on into it, accept blame and get the job done or you can try and skirt around the issue and try to save time and money.  The latter never seems to work because someone always demands some sort of an explanation.  Obama, much to my own curiosity, has decided to try and skirt the issue and spend millions of dollars to prevent people from seeing his hidden information.

He has created this mess for himself.  The first mess is with the birth certificate which he has refused to show people.  Yeah, he showed the copy, but what about the original?  He has refused to show it.  Why?  Then his school records.  Why won’t he release them?  If he released them, it would show he was born in America.  Yet, he refuses to release them.  Finally, his financial aid records.  He refuses to release them.  Why?  Every time something comes up, he says no.

But, this has created another problem on top of the horrible public relations side of things.  Try determining what nationality Obama is.  He was born in Hawaii according to the birth certificate he showed in 2007 and the newspaper clipping says he was born in Hawaii.  But, then he went to Kenya after birth.  Or was it before birth?  Then he went to an Indonesian grammar school as a "Muslim."  Then he went back to America and went to some very rich colleges.

What nationality is he?  He could be America; he could be Kenyan; he could be Indonesian.  He could be, he could be, he could be.  And instead of just stopping all of the discussion and just demonstrating that he is, in fact, an American citizen, he has made it a question that is impossible to answer.  By creating this mess, Obama has effectively, whether directly or indirectly, created a monster.

Obama is going to deal with a lot of issues in the next two years and, if re-elected, his four years after that.  But, if he doesn’t get rid of this issue now with a simple release of the documents -- would be nice Mr. Transparency -- then he will continue to deal with this until he leaves office in 2012 or 2016.

Rather than continue dealing with this very stupid situation, just release the documents and let’s get on our way.  You brought this problem upon yourself and now it’s time to finish it so that the Birthers can figure out something else to hate you for.  One issue at a time; let’s finish this one up.

Again, the writer confuses the issue as one of citizenship/nationality, when it's one of eligibility.  Obama could have been born in the Rotunda of the Capital.  He would still be ineligible because his father was a citizen of Kenya and a British subject -- as was Obama.
Jake Tapper Asks Axelrod About Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
The following exchange occurred during a Jake Tapper interview of David Axelrod. The subject of the interview was Axelrod's unsubstantiated charges that the U. S. Chamber of Commerce is funding their political ads with foreign money.  During the interview, Tapper compared the issue of Obama's long form birth certificate to Axelrod's allegations.
    

TAPPER:  But what do you say to people who argue you are demonizing an organization for a charge that nobody knows if it's true or not?

AXELROD:  Well I’m not demonizing the Chamber of Commerce.  I’m simply suggesting to them that they disclose the source of the $75 million that they are spending in campaigns and put to rest, put to rest the questions that have been, that have been raised.

TAPPER:  Isn't that like the whackjobs that tell the president he needs to show them his full long-form birth certificate so he can put to rest the questions that have been raised?

AXELROD:  The president’s birth certificate has been available to people.

TAPPER:  The long form?

AXELROD:  Someone once in the course of this debate about whether we should have a law to force these organizations to disclose where they’re money is coming from in the campaigns, someone said, and I think they’re right -- "the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide."  If the Chamber doesn’t have anything to hide about these contributions, and I take them at their word that they don’t, then why not disclose?  Why not let people see where their money is coming from?

    
The complete interview is here . . .

Les Kinsolving once asked Robert Gibbels, about Obama's long-form birth certificate, but this appears to be the first time the question has been raised by a senior White House correspondent..

There it is, in Axelrod's own words -- "the only people who want to keep things secret are folks who have something to hide."

You mean like Barack Obama, David?

And let's just edit Axelrod's following comment a bit:


"If the Chamber Barack Obama doesn’t have anything to hide about these contributions his long-form birth certificate, and I take them him at their his word that they don’t he doesn't, then why not disclose?  Why not let people see where their money is coming from Obama's REAL birth certificate?"

There's no standard like a double standard.
Another Big Talker Says: Release Birth Certificate
Bob Unruh says one of talk radio's first ladies, Laura Ingraham, believes Barack Obama was born in the United States and serve legitimately, but she suggests it wouldn't hurt him to release his original long-form birth certificate.

That would be among the documents, she said, that should be available to the American public about Obama, arguably the most powerful man in the world.

She specifically cited Obama's college records as among the documents still concealed by him and wondered about his time at Occidental College.

"In the interest of full disclosure, sir, could we please have those records?" she asked.

A minute later, she added, "And of course, you know, all of you are thinking 'Laura when are you going to say long-form birth certificate.' Well, long-form …"

Her remarks are on YouTube, with the birth certificate reference about 5:20 into the recording.

The focal point of Ingraham's commentary was Obama's lack of transparency, an issue he boasted would be a hallmark of his administration.

A spokesman for Ingraham's show said the commentary was describing the hypocrisy of the Obama administration.

"[White House press secretary] Robert Gibbs' insisted that certain organizations should release the names of their donors in the 'spirit of disclosure.'  We made the point on the show that there are a lot of things the White House could release voluntarily in order to put to rest some of the gaps in the public's knowledge, including Obama's college records and papers and the complete White House visitors list.

"The non-release of the president's long-form birth certificate is another example of the White House not engaging in the spirit of disclosure they desire to force on their political enemies.  We included it in our list of examples despite the fact that making it public is unnecessary and irrelevant.  Obama was born in the United States and is a legitimate president," the spokesman said.

He noted the point also was made in the past week by ABC's Jake Tapper. 
Saturday Night Live Goes Birther
Matt DeLong says "Saturday Night Live" opened with a 4-minute skit poking fun at Obama's unpopularity with some Democrats on the campaign trail.  In the sketch, Obama (played by Fred Armisen) stumps at a rally for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in Las Vegas.  Reid (played by Paul Brittain) informs Obama that he needs to put some distance between the two and proceeds to give a speech calling on Obama to release his birth certificate.
    
    
"I don't understand why, if you were born in this country, you won't just show us your birth certificate," Reid tells the crowd.  "I mean is that too much to ask?"

"You're right," Obama responds, "I probably should!"

The skit may seem silly, but it raises one of the eligibility questions in front of an audience not usually exposed to Birther issues.   Some of those people watching will ask themselves, yeah!  Why won't the guy release his birth certificate?  What's he hiding?
Congressional Report Concedes Obama Eligibility Unvetted
Jerome Corsi says a congressional document posted on the Internet confirms no one -- not Congress, not the states, nor election officials -- bothered to check Barack Obama's eligibility to be president, and that status remains undocumented to this day.

It's because state and federal law did not require anyone in Congress or elsewhere to check to see if Obama was a "natural born Citizen" under the meaning of Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution, according the document.

The analysis by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a research arm of the U.S. Congress, openly admits no one in the federal government, including Congress, ever asked to see Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate.  It explains no one was required to do so.

Technically, the CRS is a public policy research arm of the United States Congress that is organized as a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress; the CRS works exclusively for members of Congress, congressional committees and congressional staff in an advisory capacity, answering questions.

The CRS memorandum, published and distributed to congressional offices April 3, 2009, was written to explain to senators and member of the House how they could answer constituents who were demanding to see Obama's birth certificate.

Authored by Jack Maskell, the legislative attorney in the American Law Division of the CRS, the document was a memorandum written for the subject "Qualifications for the Office of President of the United States and Legal Challenges to the Eligibility of a Candidate."  Maskell explained he wrote it only for distribution to congressional offices, not for public distribution, and it was not posted on any of the CRS report sites where the public might have been able to find it.

The CRS begins the memo by stating the problem:
    

"Many of the inquiries have questioned why then-Senator, and now President, Obama has not had to produce an original, so-called 'long' version of a 'birth certificate' from the State of Hawaii, how federal candidates are 'vetted' for qualifications generally, and have asked for an assessment of the various allegations and claims of non-eligibility status."

    
In other words, senators and members of the House could not explain why nobody ever saw Obama's long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, and they needed a ready answer to give angry constituents who were writing, faxing and telephoning their offices for an answer.

The second full paragraph of the CRS memo must be read in its entirety to understand fully the circumstance that allowed a candidate for whom documentation was concealed from the public to be elected and sworn in as president.  It states:
    

"Concerning the production or release of an original birth certificate, it should be noted that there is no federal law, regulation, rule, guideline, or requirement that a candidate for federal office produce his or her original birth certificate, or a certified copy of the record of live birth, to any official of the United States government; nor is there a requirement for federal candidates to publicly release such personal record or documentation.  Furthermore, there is no specific federal agency or office that 'vets' candidates for federal office as to qualifications or eligibility prior to return."

    
What the CRS admits is that Obama got a pass from Congress and the federal government as a whole on his birth qualifications under Article 2, Section 1.  Nobody in Congress or the federal government sought to look for Obama's certified long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate, because no law or regulation required them to look.

After the document was written, nobody in Congress could claim that Congress or anyone else in the federal government had reviewed Obama's birth certificate or determined Obama was eligible to be president.  It simply did not happen.
Obama, Eligibility, And The ObamaMedia
Norton R. Nowlin says if there was some bit of ascertainable fact contained in an undisclosed official document that would unequivocally disqualify me from holding some public office, state or federal to which I had been elected, I could justly do one of two things.  I could, either, publicly own up to the disqualifying fact and step down from the office (the just and legal thing to do), or lie and endeavor through subterfuge to hide the fact from the public through continuous expensive judicial litigation against those accusing me of illegally interloping into authority and power which I had not been initially qualified to accept and hold.  This serious salient issue still hangs perilously over the head of Barack H. Obama, as he attempts to preside over a constitutional republic, of which many millions of voters are reasonably dubious of the basic constitutional legality of his candidacy and election.  And the entire controversy has only to do with the simple public disclosure of a fundamental document that any natural born American citizen is, normally, proud to present to anyone doubting his, or her, birth within the United States of America, that is, an original long form birth certificate, signed by the delivering physician, or midwife, and showing the time of birth and place of birth (hospital or elsewhere) of that individual.

Since before his election, in 2008, Obama has fought litigation efforts of plaintiffs in several U.S. District Courts, to the tune of more than 2 million dollars, to judicially mandate the disclosure of his original long form Hawaiian birth certificate.  In this exclusively private endeavor to keep from publicly disclosing his long form birth certificate, and, apparently, all of his educational records, Obama has illicitly used federal tax money in the form of legal services provided by the US. Department of Justice, in addition to Democratic Party campaign contributions used to retain the very expensive services of the DC office of Perkins Coie Law Firm, in order to oppose the just attempts of plaintiffs, like Alan Keyes, to force him to prove that he is a natural born citizen of the United States.  And after a little of the dense smoke has dissipated from the legal battleground, a very simple question remains.  Why doesn’t Obama enlist the trust of the millions of the electorate who distrust, and regard, him as an interloper, by simply disclosing his long form birth certificate for public scrutiny?

Perhaps, the loose use of the term "misrepresentation," in regard to the allegations and statements made by the media supporting Obama in this constitutional controversy, has not been so subtly changed to that of "lying" by those opposing Obama’s credibility on network television and Internet news broadcasts.  What does it actually take for a media misrepresentation to equate a lie?  Well, according to the great late American humorist and satirist, Will Rogers, "if it quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, don’t you dare call it a dog."  If professional television journalists know substantially that the correct facts do not support the content of their statements on network broadcasts, then what might be innocent misrepresentation through honest ignorance becomes deliberate, fraudulent misrepresentation, or an intentional lie.

In the most recent edition of the Internet’s "World Net Daily," the Western Center for Journalism’s July 21, 2009 publication, of a report of an investigation commissioned privately by an unnamed retired CIA officer in December 2008, was republished for public benefit.  In this report, as I read it, the most disturbing two facts which emerged from its words were, (1), that the many American voters who regularly watch CNN were probably duped by the assertion (lie?) of television journalist Katy Pilgrim, when she stated, on July 17, 2009, that "the Obama campaign had produced "the original birth certificate" on the internet and that FactCheck.org had examined the original birth certificate."  The (2nd) disturbing fact was the February 23, 2009 assertion (lie?) of Jonathan Alter, MSNBC Political Analyst, in response to the question by MSNBC’s "Countdown" host, Keith Olberman, of "But as long as you feed that community that is looking for some excuse to question the legitimacy of a presidency, have you not-to some degree-done your job?  I mean, has Alan Keyes not -- to some degree -- done his job in this?"  Alter’s response was, "Well, you know, I don’t really think so, because I think it’s just sort of makes him and the other Clinton critic -- the other Obama critics look ridiculous.  And so, that doesn’t really, you know, help their cause in the debate.  They are a party that is out of ideas, so they have to resort to these lies, you know, about the fact that he is not a citizen (misdirection).  You know, this came up during the campaign, Keith, and the Obama campaign actually posted his birth certificate from a Hawaii hospital online."

Were the millions of American citizens who religiously watch CNN as their valid, truthful news source falsely told, on February 23 and July 17, 2009, that Obama’s original long form birth certificate was published on the Internet by an unnamed Hawaiian hospital?  If so, it was much more than negligent misrepresentation, because those individuals making the statements, news professionals, knew beyond a reasonable doubt that they were not stating the truth.  The only type of Obama birth certification that has, to date, been published on the Internet, by Obama’s own wishes, has been that silly green thing called a Certification of Live Birth, that would not be suitable, as a birth certificate, to obtain an official identification card from the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The mainstream electronic media, allied with the U.S. Executive Branch and the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader, are currently urging, if not demanding, that every American voter quietly accept, without authoritative proof, that Barack H. Obama is a natural born citizen of the United States.  In the name of all that’s holy, I cannot, and will not, do such a thing, and I hope that the bulk of the American electorate will follow suit.  Perhaps the mid-term congressional elections will serve to remove from Congress the incumbent legislators who don’t support constitutional government.  Without a legislative majority, the Obama administration and its unconstitutional policies will fade into obscurity with no chance of regaining a momentum and the confidence of the American republic.
Ike Had Nothing To Hide
The Sonora News is reporting that Glen Fairclough, a reader from Salt Lake City, Utah, sent us an e-mail last week to express his gratitude for publishing the recent article regarding Obama’s birth certificate.

And, while going through digital images online of his hometown newspaper, the Deseret News and Telegram, Fairclough forwarded us a United Press wire article from the Oct. 2, 1952 edition he thought we would find interesting.

The article appeared on page 6A with a dateline of Sherman, Texas.  It was headlined: "General’s birth certificate officially filed," and stated:
    

"A certificate recording Dwight Eisenhower’s birth in Denison on Oct. 14, 1890, was filed Wednesday [Oct. 1, 1952] in the Grayson County Clerk’s office."

"Nobody had bothered to make out a certificate when the Republican presidential candidate was born in a house at the corner of Lamar and Day streets in nearby Denison."

"A copy of the certificate filed Wednesday was mailed to Mrs. Eisenhower in Denver.  Eisenhower’s older brother, Arthur, signed the certificate.  It was also signed by the Grayson County Judge J.N. Dickson and recorded by County Clerk J.C. Buchanan."

         
Since he was called Dwight while growing up, Eisenhower swapped his first and middle names when he enrolled at West Point Military Academy.

Elected 34th president of the United States in November 1952, Eisenhower made it through his first 62 years without any need for a birth certificate.
    

However, the need arose when he became a presidential candidate.  Since Eisenhower was the oldest man to be elected president since James Buchanan over 100 years earlier, age was obviously not at issue.  Instead, there was protocol in place for presidential candidates to provide proof of eligibility to appear on the ballot.

    
While it’s difficult not to notice history’s propensity toward repeating itself, Fairclough asserted, "Ike had nothing to hide!"

Ike's parents, David Jacob Eisenhower, born in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, and Ida Elizabeth (Stover) Eisenhower, born in Mount Sidney, Virginia were BOTH American citizens.  Dwight David Eisenhower was born in Denison, Texas.

Two American citizen parents and born in the USA -- General Dwight D. Eisenhower was a "natural born" citizen and eligible to serve as Commander in Chief -- unlike Obama.

Not to mention Ike led the Allied forces in defeating the greatest war machine in history.  The biggest thing Obama led was an ACORN protest march.

The big question, of course is what happened to the protocol for presidential candidates to provide proof of eligibility to appear on the ballot?
An Impostor In White House
Radio host Rush Limbaugh is again calling into question the constitutional eligibility of Barack Obama to serve as president, declaring him to be a phony.  Yesterday, Limbaugh said.
    
"We have an impostor for all intents and purposes serving in the White House."
    
The comment from the top-rated host came during his analysis of the disclosure that Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, a purported representative of the Taliban negotiating with the Afghan government, actually turned out to be an impersonator.

Limbaugh said: "The impostor got into the equivalent of the White House in Afghanistan.  Did they not ask this guy for some kind of identification?  They clearly didn't.  They clearly didn't ask this guy for his birth certificate.  How in the world could they trust in a leader and even give money to somebody who has not been properly vetted?  Well, because it happened here in the United States.  We have an impostor for all intents and purposes serving in the White House."

He added, "Do you realize that if this Taliban leader had tried to buy antihistamines from ... any kind of drug store, he would have had to produce a photo ID -- not to vote, and not to be president -- but to buy antihistamines."
Outfielder Questions Obama’s Birthplace
CBS is reporting that Baltimore Orioles outfielder Luke Scott wasn’t only talking baseball at the winter meetings on Tuesday.  He questioned Barack Obama’s birthplace and claimed he did not represent the United States.

"Obama does not represent America.  Nor does he represent anything that our forefathers stood for," Scott said in an interview with David Brown of Yahoo’s Big League Stew.

The 32-year-old went on to say Obama has no legal documentation.
    

"He was not born here.  That’s my belief.  I was born here," Scott said.  "If someone accuses me of not being born here, I can go -- within 10 minutes -- to my filing cabinet and I can pick up my real birth certificate and I can go, 'See?  Look!  Here it is.  Here it is.'  The man has dodged everything.  He dodges questions, he doesn’t answer anything.  And why?  Because he’s hiding something."

    
And, if you cursor down this page there's the complete interview.  Scott continues . . .
    

Obama ... hmm ... Obama does not represent America.  Nor does he represent anything what our forefathers stood for.  This country is basically built on an attitude. It's a way of life.  It's not because you're born here.  It's not that you're supposed to take from those who have and give to those who haven't.  That kills a country.  It killed Russia.

I have friends of mine who are in the ministry who [work] in churches in Russia.  If they can describe [the country] in one [phrase], it's "messed up beyond repair."

That's what communism does.  Cuba, Venezuela.  People are trying to escape these lands like a plague.  What would make a human being swim 90 miles in shark-infested waters on a raft made of tires and planks?  To leave their culture, their family, their language, their way of life.  Everything they've ever known.  What would make someone do that?

You don't see people in America doing that.  There's no one here in America swimming the Pacific Ocean -- or the Atlantic, or the Caribbean -- to leave this place.  The reason why is because of the freedom.  Freedom for a man to mark out his own destiny.  It's not, "Hey, you have so much."  Hey, that person worked for that.  That's not to be taken and given to someone who didn't put in the time, the effort, and do his part.

Obama, he doesn't represent that.  He represents, "Hey, everyone.  Give me votes and I'll give you stuff."  And there's even people on TV who [are asked], "Hey, who you voting for?"

"I'm voting for Obama."

"Why?"

"So I can get more free stuff."

      
The Baltimore Orioles put some distance between themselves and the comments slugger Luke Scott (notes) made Tuesday about the birthplace of Barack Obama (and his job performance) in Answer Man Q&A.

Statement from Greg Bader, Orioles Director of Communications:
    

"Luke Scott's comments do not reflect the opinion of the Baltimore Orioles organization.  The fact is that Barack Obama is our President, duly elected by the people of the United States.  End of story."

      

When did Kenya became Hawaii?
nobarack08 asks, when did Kenya become Hawaii?

Barack Hussein Obama claims to have been born on the island of Oahu in Hawaii on Aug 4th, 1961.  This claim is backed up by one and only one document [in three versions], and not one these has been proven to be a valid and authentic document.  Just because it was initially excepted, does not mean it is real or factual.

More to the point, until Barack Hussein Obama was campaigning for the presidency his place of birth was not an issue.  The Constitutional requirements for the presidency are clearly laid out in in the United states Constitution Art. 2 sec. 5. as it has been established here that a "natural born" citizen is a person born to Citizen parent(s) at the minimal standards, but also born in country.

So if being born in the United states is all that is required for eligibility for the the presidency, Barack Hussein Obama should have no issue releasing a long form birth certificate, allegedly issued from the State of Hawaii.  Correct?  A long form birth certificate contains all the recorded vital statistics at the moment of birth, the doctor, the witnesses, the weight, siblings (if any), parents, their occupations and other statistics.

So the question is, "when did Kenya become Hawaii?"  Because until the campaign, all newspaper articles that referred to Barack Hussein Obama reported him as "Kenyan-Born."

This report, from the AP, an extremely Obama-friendly organization, was published during Obama's campaign for Illinois State Senator.   Alan Keyes, Obama's opponent, faulted Obama for not being a "natural born citizen." Obama quickly retorted:
    

"So what?  I am running for Illinois Senator, not the presidency."

    
And don't forget that before Barack Hussein Obama was a presidential candidate, much of the news media, and other sources, referred to Obama as "Kenyan-Born."

Obama's step-grandmother, Mama Sarah, has twice said Obama was born in Kenya, as did his wife Michelle, who also made two references to Kenya as his birthplace.

Five Kenyan authorities have described Kenya as Obama's birthplace.

Hell, even the uber-liberal National Public Radio (NPR) reported Obama's birthplace was Kenya.

Here's the documentation.

Now, this doesn't mean that Obama was definitely born in Kenya, but it does raise the Kenyan birth as a legitimate question.  Are all of these sources wrong?

There's only one way to put all of this to rest. Obama must release his original, long-form birth certificate. As long as he continues to stone-wall, the issue will have life.
"Except Obama"
   
    
Politico is reporting that a woman was arrested in the House gallery Thursday after interrupting a reading of the Constitution by yelling out her belief that Barack Obama is not a "natural born" citizen of the United States.

When Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) read the part of Article II, Section 1 mandating that only a "natural-born citizen" may be president, the woman, seated in the front row of the public gallery, screamed:
    

"Except Obama!  Except Obama!  Help us Jesus."

    
An officer removed her from the gallery as she yelled out, "My name is Theresa."

"You're under arrest," the officer could be heard telling her as he led her through double doors at the back of the chamber.

Capitol Police confirmed Thursday evening that 48-year-old Theresa Cao of New York was arrested and charged with unlawful conduct, and disruption of Congress.  She was processed and released.
    

Ms. Cao protesting outside the Supreme Court Dec 5, 2008.
    
Cao told WorldNetDaily that she obtained tickets for the House gallery a day early, and was impressed by the idea that a House speaker would be dedicated to doing "the will of the people," following California Rep. Nancy Pelosi's tenure at the speaker's desk, which included forcing the ObamaCare mandate on Americans even though a majority oppose it.
    

"I knew that this was truly a historic moment in the history of America. … I heard John Boehner, the new House speaker. It was overwhelming to understand and know finally we have a House majority leader who will make it a priority to do the will of the people."

    
She said she saw in the incoming Congress what her own ministry, "Heaven's bailout," has been working on for several years.
    

"It's all about defending God, country and the Constitution."

      

"I understood that I as an American [needed] to do my part to defend God's country and the Constitution, that when and if America does become a nation that is going to be really not just socialist, fascist or communist, but really controlled by a dictator, if I, TC from DC, personally did not do something to 'change' what was going on for the good and to bring true 'hope,' I would have failed."

      

Questions For Congress
The following 12 questions for Congress come from the summary of an exhaustive investigation of Hawaii's Election Commission and the laws used by the state's Office of Elections to approve or deny candidates for inclusion on presidential ballots.  It raises shocking revelations about the power held by too few unaccountable people.  The evidence shows that agents, working within the jurisdiction of Hawaii state law, opened shadowy legal channels enabling Obama an opportunity to usurp presidential power and assault the Constitutional sovereignty of the American people.

Question 1:  Why, after including the legally required language for previous Democratic candidates in elections past, did chairperson, Brian Schatz and the Democrat Party of Hawaii, refuse to include the legally required language upon submitting it for the approval of that state party's 2008 Official Certification of Nomination when they submitted it to Kevin B. Cronin and the Hawaiian Election Commission?

Question 2:  Did Kevin Cronin, Hawaiian Chief Elections Officer in 2008, approve the placement of Barack Obama's name on the presidential ballot for the 2008 federal election, in spite of the fact that explicit language stating that Obama was Constitutionally eligible to run for president was omitted from the Official Certification of Nomination submitted by the Democrat Party of Hawaii?

Question 3:  Did Kevin Cronin, Chief Elections Officer, in coordination with the Hawaiian Election Commission, and HRS 11-113 (1)(d), notify Barack Obama in writing, of his eligibility or disqualification for placement on the Hawaiian presidential ballot and what date did he provide this notification?

Question 4:  If a notice of disqualification was sent to Obama, upon receiving this notice from the Hawaiian Elections Commission, did Barack Obama file a request, per HRS 11-113 (1)(e), in writing to Mr. Cronin and what date did he submit this request?

Question 5:  Did Cronin schedule Obama to a hearing and what date was this hearing scheduled?

Question 6:  Where was Obama between October 20th and 24th, 2008?

Question 7:  Was Obama present in Hawaii during the time when a hearing was conducted with the Hawaiian Elections Commission regarding his disqualification from the 2008 Hawaiian Presidential ballot?

Question 8:  Why did the Democratic National Committee author two separate Official Certifications of Nomination for Barack Obama, sending one version to Hawaii, but not the other 49 states?

Question 9:  Did The DNC send two separate versions of its OCON to the Hawaiian Election Commission, and if so, why did it do this?

Question 10:  What secret evidence, which was obviously not accessible to the Democrat Party of Hawaii (the very state Obama claims he was born in), did Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic National Committee acquire to determine Barack Obama's legal qualifications to serve under the provisions of the U.S. Constitution and, thereby, include such language in its OCON?

Question 11:  When it was determined that the state and national party authorities of the Democratic Party did not agree on the status of Barack Obama's eligibility, did the Chief Elections Officer of Hawaii, Kevin Cronin, determine to include Obama on the Hawaii presidential election ballot with authority provided by HRS 11-113(b).

Question 12:  What documented evidence was used by the DNC, which was not available to the Democrat Party of Hawaii, to determine that Barack Obama was legally qualified to serve as president under the provisions of Article II, Section I, Clause 5, of the U.S. Constitution?

This is a long, and highly documented piece by The Daily Pen.  These guys did their homework.  I suggest you take the time to read it.  I have only glanced over it at this point, but it adds a lot of stuff to confirmed facts that have been previously documented. 

Read it here . . .
Alfred E. Newman:  Birther
Bob Unruh says that lawsuits have claimed Barack Obama fails the Constitution's eligibility test for presidents because he was born British, because he may have been born overseas, and because his original long-form birth certificate has been withheld.

Mad magazine, now, has released its solution: His birthplace is "wherever it was he was born."
    
    
The magazine, in an article "How Barack Obama stacks up to the other 42 presidents," also takes jabs at Obama's dependence on teleprompters, his middle name (Hussein), his busted lip and his onetime pastor, Jeremiah Wright.

While George Washington's "head was carved into Mt. Rushmore, Obama's head was sculpted into a Chia Pet," the article starts.  Then, John Adams "got lost on his way to go live in the White House.  Obama successfully reached the White House, but has been lost ever since."

It's when the list gets to Andrew Jackson the magazine explains, "Before Jackson, there had never been a president born west of the Appalachian Mountains.  Before Obama, there had never been a president born … wherever it was he was born."

The jab focuses on the ongoing dispute over Obama's eligibility to be president under the Constitution's requirement that presidents be a "natural born" citizen.

Continue reading here . . .
"Can't We Just Produce It, And Move On"


   
When The Emperor Has No Birth Certificate
Joseph Farrah says in Hans Christian Andersen's "The Emperor's New Clothes," the charade is going beautifully until a child calls out: "Look! The emperor has no clothes.  He is walking through town without a shirt or a cape.  He is not even wearing trousers."

"The child is right," whispered a few in the crowd.  Soon word spread and the truth was out.  The townsfolk began laughing and agreeing with the child.  "The emperor has no clothes!" they shouted.  "The emperor has no clothes!"

And so it's in 2011 in the USA, when suddenly, with childlike innocence and a natural-born sense of curiosity, billionaire and would-be presidential candidate Donald Trump shouted from a media pedestal no one could ignore, "Look, the emperor has no birth certificate!"

Suddenly, just as I have been predicting for two years, the Trump card has been played that will make this scandal -- so uncomfortable for the complicit establishment media to deal with forthrightly -- the defining issue of the 2012 presidential election.

You might recall me saying on national television more than a year ago, "Barack Obama will not be able to visit any town or hamlet across the U.S. in his bid for re-election without facing signs that ask, 'Where's the birth certificate?'"  That prediction -- hopeful back then, maybe even wishful thinking -- is now becoming a reality.

I am now confident this scandal -- and I use that word advisedly and repeatedly -- is the new defining reality of the failed Obama administration.  The court jesters in the media and the political establishment will continue to dismiss it, but the polls tell a different story.

Most Americans don't believe Obama.  Not just with regard to the economy or Libya or the other major issues of the day, but about his own life story!  That's the crux of the matter.

That's why this issue -- this scandal -- trumps everything else.  That's why it is a winning issue.  That's why Obama can run, but he can't keep hiding his birth certificate and every other significant document and record of his life.

Continue reading here . . .
Hawaii Senator Wonders What Obama's Concealing
Drew Zahn says the lone Republican in the Hawaii State Senate was interviewed on the radio this morning, explaining that while he believes Barack Obama was born in the Aloha State, he questions what might be on the original, long-form birth certificate that would prompt Obama to go to such lengths to conceal it.

"I'm not a 'Birther,'" Hawaii State Sen. Sam Slom told Jeff Katz of WXKS Radio in Boston, "and I followed this from the very beginning.  At first I followed it with amusement, and then I got really concerned about it, because the question was if it was not just the birth certificate, but other records as well -- school records, academic records, work records -- why would anyone spend millions of dollars in legal fees, particularly someone in public office, particularly someone in the highest public office, to not make that information public?"

As WND has reported, besides Obama's actual birth documentation, Obama has refused to release his Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records, baptism records and his adoption records.

There are different theories," Slom continued. "One is that there is no birth certificate at all; I don't think that's true, I think there is a birth certificate.  The second is there may be some very interesting information that Obama does not want released, for example, who his father really is or what's listed on the birth certificate.

"In any event, here is the president of the United States," Slom said, "you've got to have [a birth certificate to present], why don't we require that of the president?"

Recently, potential presidential candidate Donald Trump has also questioned why Obama has kept his records under lock and key, stating, "There's something fishy about the whole thing," and, "There's something on that certificate that's very bad for him."

Slom referenced Trump after also explaining the difference between Hawaii's official, long-form birth certificate and Obama's "Certification of Live Birth" posted online.

"We have two forms of the birth certificate," Slom said.  "One is the long-form, official certificate of live birth, and that's the one that's got all the data; and then there's the short form, and that's the one they've put up on the website … but that doesn't go into detail, doesn't give you all the information.

"So it comes back to the same thing," he concluded.  "Why would anybody, let alone the president, spend all this money, all this time, all this effort, not to disclose the information?  And of course, we can come up with several different possibilities, but as Donald Trump and others have said, gee, it would be so much simpler if he just disclosed it and we move on."

Continue reading here -- with audio tracks . . .

I love folks who begin a statement with, "I am not a Birther."  Of course this guy is a Birther!

More importantly, we must remember that the information on the short-form certification of Live Birth originates from the long-form Certificate of Live Birth.

We know that Gov. Abercrombie was unable to find Obama's long-form birth certificate anywhere in Hawaii, and he had a search warrant.

So, if Abercrombie couldn't find the long-form, where did the information on Obama's short-form come from!  Hmmmmm!
Franklin Graham On Obama
   
         

"He can solve this whole birth certificate issue pretty quickly. I was born in a hospital in Nashville, North Carolina and I know that my records are there, that you could probably go and find out what room my mother was in when I was born.  I don’t know why he can’t produce that?"

    
Obama Story Has "Swiss Cheese Holes"
Andrew Breitbart says "He's probably been videotaped millions of times, yet we don't know anything about him."

Internet media star Andrew Breitbart, who runs Breitbart.com, Breitbart.tv, BigHollywood.com, BigGovernment.com, BigJournalism.com and other Internet websites, says Barack Obama's own account of his life has "Swiss cheese holes" in it.

Affirming his stance that questions about Obama's eligibility to occupy the Oval Office will not make a winning strategy and should not be pursued by opponents, and he told radio host Hugh Hewitt that Obama has "invited" the controversy over his qualifications by refusing to provide basic information.

"But I really do believe Barack Obama has huge Swiss cheese holes in his narrative, such as Columbia and at Occidental.  This guy is a very young guy.  He is a very charismatic guy.  He's probably been videotaped millions of times.  And yet we don't know anything about him."

"He's invited this, and the press that hates the Birther thing and says it's the worst thing in the world.  He and the press that didn't vet Obama have invited questions marks over his entire history."

    
Hewitt said he rejects "Birtherism" completely, and Breitbart responded:
    

"I have not looked at the facts because I've said even it were true, it would be a losing battle.  It would split the country.  When we for the first time ever -- as fiscal conservatives and constitutional-minded citizens -- have a winning argument for what we stand for.  And I do not want to divide the country.  So I honestly haven't read the information."

    
I used to have respect for Hugh Hewitt, but no more.

First, there is no such thing as "Birtherism."  That term is simply a pejorative.  It is a smear on every American that believes Obama hasn't been on the level with the American People -- a majority, according to many of the polls I've seen in the last year.

Secondly, adding the word "completely" qualifies his statement to mean that there are absolutely no questions about Obama, his mythology, or his eligibility -- and that's simply an absurd position.

It is Obama's reluctance to identify himself -- to answer reasonable and usual questions -- "who are you, where do you come from, and who sent you?" -- that is "splitting the country."

That's just blaming the victims, not the perpetrator, Andrew.
Luke Scott Sounds Off On Obama’s Birth Certificate…Again
The Baltimore Orioles' left fielder Luke Scott is at it again.  During the offseason, he was critical of Barack Obama.  Obama's long form birth certificate does not seem to have quieted Scott down, though.

Scott, who was interviewed by Sam Mellinger of The Kansas City Star, remains skeptical about Obama's background.  He thinks Obama’s birth certificate needs to be checked out to confirm that it is legitimate.
     

"[Obama's] birth certificate has yet to be validated," Scott said Tuesday.  "If they can counterfeit $100 bills, I think it’s a million times easier to counterfeit a birth certificate, if you ask me.  So, all it is, let’s just see if it’s real.  Anybody can produce a document, so let’s check it out."

    
Scott told Mellinger that it is his duty as an American to speak his mind while taking advantage of the platform given to him as a professional athlete.

"We all have that responsibility as Americans," Scott said.  "Whatever platform you have, large or small, fight for what’s right.  Fight for what’s right and fight for the principles of honor, integrity, accountability, being a person.  Responsible.  Hard work.  Discipline.  Honesty.  Things like that, try and pass those principles on to the next generation.  Be a voice for that.  Maybe being a baseball player and having a little bigger platform than the next [person], then my responsibility should be to stand up for those principles.  If I was in construction or working in an office I should stand up for those principles as well."

This jock displays more sense than any "journalist" in America.

NOBODY has ever examined Obama's alleged long-form birth certificate, but the ObamaMedia has taken it on faith that it is the real deal.  No independent examiner has ever examined the original document.  Those that have examined the electronic image on the White House website declare it bogus.
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