To Our Many, Many Friends, “Merry Christmas!” (Open Thread)


Merry Christmas Everyone!

In the Spirit of the Season…

Jesus’ Birth in Bethlehem

So  Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.  He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born,  and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son.   She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:1-7

The Shepherds and the Angels

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke  2: 8-20

Praise Be to God in the Highest

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseler, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6


We at WTPOTUS wish all of our readers and your families a very Merry Christmas.  May God Bless everyone near and far and our troops who are fighting and watching over our freedom and liberty.

We will be spending these days with our families and friends, so our blogging will be minimal.

Miri, Bridgette, Renee, Red Pill, and Newsleuth!

76 responses to “To Our Many, Many Friends, “Merry Christmas!” (Open Thread)

  1. Merry Christmas to you all at WTPOTUS !

  2. Jesus was our gift from God. Merry Christmas everyone. Peace be with you.

  3. A good thought or two from jbjd. This goes back again to where we all met.
    Merry Christmas.

    • Way back in August 2009 I published an article on this blog entitled, RUMORS, LIES, and UNSUBSTANTIATED ‘FACTS’ in which I established that Annenberg Political FactCheck (“APFC”), the source often cited by members of Congress to their constituents whose work they wrongly assert has ‘proven’ the ‘fact’ Obama is a NBC, does not actually check facts. For example, I showed the image of a ‘newspaper birth announcement’ displayed on APFC’s web site which they accredited to the Honolulu Advertiser claiming the information they were posting on the APFC site had been uncovered by a “researcher” whose results an anonymous commenter then posted on the td (TexasDarlin) blog. Based only on this chain of custody, that is, unnamed researcher->anonymous blogger->td blog->APFC, APFC now opined that this image they had thus obtained proved Obama was born in HI. Just to be clear, clicking on the fourth hand image on APFC did not bring me to the work of this “researcher” or, to the birth announcement page of the edition of the Honolulu Advertiser APFC claimed was printed on “Sunday, Aug. 13, 1961.” Instead, it took me back to the td blog.

  4. Shepherds all gathered ’round.
    Up above, a star shines down.
    A choir of angels sing:
    “Glory to the newborn King!”

    My whole life has turned around.
    I was lost, but now I’m found.
    A baby changes everything…

  5. “It might be pleasant … to remember, upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.”

    Merry Christmas! And God bless us, every one.

  6. Wishing a very Merry Christmas to all, our Troop’s, LTC. Terry Lakin, we stand beside you, you are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

  7. Lifted from Sodahead – enjoy!

    Obama Got Run Over By a Reindeer 😀

    Obama got run over by a reindeer
    walkin’ from the White House Christmas eve.
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa.
    But as for us conservatives, we believe.

    He’d been drinkin’ too much egg nog.
    And Joe Biden begged him not to go.
    But he’d forgot his Nobel Peace Prize,
    and he staggered out the door into the snow.

    When they found him Christmas mornin,’
    at the scene of the attack.
    He had hoof prints on his forehead,
    And Palin’s Claus marks on his back.

    Obama got run over by a reindeer
    walkin’ from the White House Christmas eve.
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa.
    But as for us conservatives, we believe.

    Now were all so proud of Biden.
    He’s been takin’ this so glib.
    See him in there watchin’ football,
    drinkin’ beer and playin’ cards with Robert Gibbs.

    It’s not Christmas without Obama.
    All the liberals dressed in black.
    And we just can’t help but wonder:
    Should we keep his Nobel Prize or send it back?
    (Send it back)

    Obama got run over by a reindeer
    walkin’ from the White House Christmas eve.
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa.
    But as for us conservatives, we believe.

    Obama gone and Biden leaving, too.
    President Pelosi’s a sure bet.
    A number with lots and lots of zeroes,
    Would match the size of Obama’s national debt.

    I’ve warned all my friends and neighbors.
    “Better stock up on your gold.”
    They should never give the White House
    to a man who drives up debt and acts so bold.

    Obama got run over by a reindeer
    walkin’ from the White House Christmas eve.
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa.
    But as for us conservatives, we believe.
    (Sing it, Sarah)

    Obama got run over by a reindeer
    walkin’ from the White House Christmas eve.
    You can say there’s no such thing as Santa.
    But as for us conservatives, we believe.

  8. I am hoping that everyone has a blessed Christmas! Joy to the world!

    If Santa is coming Dallas way this Christmas Eve, he better be wearing a raincoat and some galoshes. No sign of snow yet, but there may be ice on the rooftop later on. We are thinking that if the rain freezes it may be difficult getting to the midnight candlelight Christmas service; it is 38 degrees now, and it is supposed to reach 28 . ( It was 80 degrees only a couple days ago.)

    Bing Crosby – White Christmas (from the original movie)

  9. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas!

  10. Merry Christmas to all one this blog and may our New Year 2011 be productive!

  11. Joseph and Mary had no health insurance!!!
    Joseph and Mary had no health insurance

    • An Interview With the Nativity Innkeeper
      by John Scalzi

      Your name, please.

      Ben Cohen.


      Retired. I was an innkeeper.

      In Bethlehem.


      And in fact it was your inn where Jesus was born.

      That’s right. Well, not in the inn itself. Out back.

      In the animal shed.

      Yeah. I still get a lot of flak for that.

      How do you mean?

      I mean that people still criticize me for not having room at the inn. They say to me, you couldn’t give a pregnant woman a room? You couldn’t give a room to the woman pregnant with the divine child? Couldn’t even spare a broom closet for the Baby Jesus?

      How do you respond to that?

      I say, well, look. First off, it wasn’t just me. If you go back you’ll see that every inn was full.

      Because of the census.

      Census, schmensus. It was the foot races. Bethlehem versus Cana. Also there was a touring theater troupe from Greece. Only appearance in Judea. The city was packed. We had reservations for months.

      But Mary was pregnant.

      I had three pregnant ladies at the inn that night. One was giving birth when Joe and Mary showed up. She was down the hall, screaming at the top of her lungs, cursing like you wouldn’t believe. Her husband tried to encourage her to push and she kicked him in the groin. Think about that. She’s crowning a baby, and she takes the time to put her foot into her husband’s testicles. So maybe you’ll understand why even if I had a room, I wouldn’t be in a rush to give it up to those two.

      But you ended up letting them go out to the animal shed.

      That was an accident.

      How so?

      Joe comes in and asks for a room, and I tell him we’re all out of rooms and have been for months. Foot races. Theater groupies. And such. And he says, come on, please. I’ve got a pregnant lady with me. And I say, you hear that down the hall? I’m full up with pregnant ladies. And he says, this baby is important. And I say, hey, buddy, I don’t care if he’s the Son of God, I don’t have any rooms.

      So there’s some irony there.

      I guess so. And then he says, look, we’ll take anything. And so I say, as a joke, all right, you can go and sleep with animals if you like. And he says fine and slaps some money on the counter.

      He called your bluff.

      Yeah. And I say, I was kidding about that. And he says, and my wife’s water just broke in your lobby. What could I do? I pointed him in the direction of the animals.

      It’s better than having the baby in the street.

      I suppose so, but you know, if the reason they were in Bethlehem was because of the census, then he had family in the area, right? It’s his ancestral home and all that. He can’t say to a cousin, hey, give us a couch? There are some family dynamics going on there that have been conveniently left unexamined, if you ask me.

      Joseph had a lot on his mind.

      Must have.

      So the baby is born, and they place him in the manger.

      Which, by the way, I told them not to do.


      Because how unsanitary is that? Do you know what a manger is?

      As far as I know, it’s the place you put infant messiahs.

      It’s a food trough for animals.

      Oh. Interesting.

      “Oh, interesting” is right. Let me ask you. So your baby is born, and the first thing you do is put him in an open container filled with grain and covered in oxen drool? Does this seem reasonable to you?

      You did have them out with the animals. Their options were limited.

      I rented cribs. I asked Joseph, do you want a crib. And he said, no, we’re fine, and then sets the kid in the food box. And I say to him, you’re new at this, aren’t you.

      In his defense, he was.

      And then someone says, look, the animals, they are adoring the baby. And I say, adoring, hell. They’re wondering why there’s a baby in their food.

      On the other hand, the image of the Baby Jesus in the manger is a classic one.

      Yeah, I mention that when people get on my case about not giving Joe and Mary a room. I tell them that having a Christmas carol called “Away in a Hotel Room” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. They never have anything to say to that.

      It’s said that a star appeared on the night when Jesus was born. Did you see it?

      No. I was too busy trying to convince Joseph to rent a crib.

      It’s said it was bright enough to lead the Three Wise Men to your inn.

      Well, three men showed up at the inn. I don’t know how wise they were.

      How do you mean?

      The baby is born, right? And then these guys show up. And they say, we have brought gifts for the child. And I say, that’s nice, what did you bring. And they say, we have brought gold and frankincense and myrrh. And I say, you’ve got to be kidding.

      What’s wrong with that?

      Let me quote another Christmas song for you. “A child, a child, shivers in the cold, let us bring him silver and gold.” Really? Silver and gold? And not, oh, I don’t know, a blanket? An newborn infant is exhibiting signs of possible hypothermia and your response is to give him cold metal objects? Who ever wrote that song needs a smack upside the head.

      You’re saying the gifts were inappropriate.

      What’s wrong with diapers? A nice jumper or two? A Baby Bjorn? They were riding around on a donkey, you know. A Baby Bjorn would have come in handy. Have you ever in your life gone to a baby shower where someone says, congratulations on the baby, here’s some perfume. No. Because most people have some sense.

      I think the idea is that all the gifts were fit for a king.

      Yes, a king who first pooped in my animals’ manger. I would have appreciated a gift of diapers.

      Point taken.

      And another thing, they brought all these expensive gifts, but do you ever hear about Joe and Mary and Jesus being anything but poor? Or at the very most working class?

      Now that you mention it, no.

      Exactly. I think what happened is these three guys show up and they say, here are all these expensive gifts we got your baby. Oh and by the way, we happen to know King Herod thinks your baby’s a threat and plans to kill every kid younger than two years of age just to be sure, so you better go. Egypt’s nice this time of year. What? You’re traveling by donkey? Well, then you can’t take all these nice gifts with you. We’ll just hold on to them for now, write us a letter when you get settled and we’ll mail them. And then they never do.

      I don’t think there’s scriptural support for that theory.

      I’m not saying I have any evidence. All I’m saying is that it makes sense.

      After the Three Wise Men, were there other visitors?

      Yeah. It got a little crowded. The animal sheds aren’t designed for a large amount of foot traffic. And then that kid showed up with a drum, and I said, all right, fine, we’re done.

      The song of that incident suggests the drum went over well.

      Let me ask you. You’re a parent, your child has just been born, he’s tired, you’re tired, people won’t leave you alone, and then some delinquent comes by and unloads a snare solo in your baby’s ear. Does this go over well?

      Probably not, no.

      There you go.

      After the birth, did your inn benefit from the notoriety?

      Not really. Jesus kind of slipped off everyone’s radar, for, what? Thirty years? Thirty-five?

      Something like that.

      Right. So there wasn’t much benefit there. I got some mileage out of telling the story about the crazy couple who rented my animal shed, and the visitors, and the drumming, but I mostly told it to friends. Then just as I’m about to retire someone tells me of this hippie preacher in Jerusalem who got in trouble with the Romans. And I say, hey, I think I know that guy. I think he got born in my shed. And then, well. You know what the Romans did to him.


      Romans, feh. Then I sold the inn to my nephew and retired to Joppa. By the time Jesus became really famous I was out of the game. And then my nephew sold the inn and they put that church there.

      The Church of the Nativity.

      You been?

      I have, yes. It’s nice. I liked the inn better, of course.

      Looking back, would you have done anything differently?

      I would have comped Joseph the crib.

      That still wouldn’t have changed the Christmas carol.

      I know. But, look. You didn’t have to wash out that manger.

  12. And Santa got into a little trouble too.
    Santa's Newspaper Headline

  13. The Original Military Christmas Poem
    James M. Schmidt

    Merry Christmas, My Friend

    By James M. Schmidt, a Marine Lance Corporal
    stationed in Washington, D.C., in 1986

    Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
    In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.

    I had come down the chimney, with presents to give
    and to see just who in this home did live

    As I looked all about, a strange sight I did see,
    no tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
    No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand.
    On the wall hung pictures of a far distant land.

    With medals and badges, awards of all kind,
    a sobering thought soon came to my mind.
    For this house was different, unlike any I’d seen.
    This was the home of a U.S. Marine.

    I’d heard stories about them, I had to see more,
    so I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
    And there he lay sleeping, silent, alone,
    Curled up on the floor in his one-bedroom home.

    He seemed so gentle, his face so serene,
    Not how I pictured a U.S. Marine.
    Was this the hero, of whom I’d just read?
    Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

    His head was clean-shaven, his weathered face tan.
    I soon understood, this was more than a man.
    For I realized the families that I saw that night,
    owed their lives to these men, who were willing to fight.

    Soon around the Nation, the children would play,
    And grown-ups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
    They all enjoyed freedom, each month and all year,
    because of Marines like this one lying here.

    I couldn’t help wonder how many lay alone,
    on a cold Christmas Eve, in a land far from home.
    Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye.
    I dropped to my knees and I started to cry.

    He must have awoken, for I heard a rough voice,
    “Santa, don’t cry, this life is my choice
    I fight for freedom, I don’t ask for more.
    My life is my God, my country, my Corps.”

    With that he rolled over, drifted off into sleep,
    I couldn’t control it, I continued to weep.

    I watched him for hours, so silent and still.
    I noticed he shivered from the cold night’s chill.
    So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
    and covered this Marine from his toes to his head.

    Then I put on his T-shirt of scarlet and gold,
    with an eagle, globe and anchor emblazoned so bold.
    And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
    and for one shining moment, I was Marine Corps deep inside.

    I didn’t want to leave him so quiet in the night,
    this guardian of honor so willing to fight.
    But half asleep he rolled over, and in a voice clean and pure,
    said “Carry on, Santa, it’s Christmas Day, all secure.”

    One look at my watch and I knew he was right,
    Merry Christmas my friend, Semper Fi and goodnight.

  14. The story behind the “Star Spangled Banner” our National Anthem

  15. Found this at —

    A lump of coal from Abercrombie —

    “For Hawaii governor, discrediting anti-Obama ‘birthers’ is a top priority”
    By Michael A. Memoli, Washington Bureau
    December 24, 2010

    “…aggravated by the so-called birther movement, which alleges Obama was not born in the United States and thus should be expelled from office.
    Now Abercrombie has an office of his own — he became governor of Hawaii on Dec. 6. — and he intends to do something about it.
    What, exactly, is unclear. But in an interview this week at the state Capitol, he left little doubt that torpedoing the conspiracy theorists was a priority….”,0,3744847.story

    • Yes, that was a Christmas gift from Abercrombie. Abercrombie “has been aggravated by the so-called birther movement.” Well, we’ve been aggravated for over two years by liars.

      “The governor is voicing the frustration of many Hawaiians who continue to be troubled by the rumors, which they see as emblematic of the view that Hawaiians are not Americans in the same way as those who live in the continental United States.” Yet another non sequitur and canard. IF he would simply produce for any court the original long-form birth certificate that his supporters claim PROVES he’s a natural born citizen, nobody would give a rats patoot whether he was born in Hawaii or Texas. It has to do with the requirements of the Constitution. Hawaiians are Americans, just like the rest of us. This is PC bullcrap.

      “Ample evidence has been produced to discredit the “birther” movement, so in the view of the White House, the Democratic governor’s comments are reviving an issue that most people see as resolved.” LIES. There is NO evidence, ample or otherwise. At least no evidence that Barry saw fit to present to any court. Why? Because he knows that not only isn’t it evidence, it’s all bogus. Most people do NOT see it as resolved. Polls prove otherwise. More people question his eligibility than accept it as a certainty.

      “…experts who study political extremism say the release of additional evidence would only perpetuate the conspiracy theory.” More canards along with the usual insults. Political EXTREMISM? I would call Barry’s politics far more extreme than the views of patriots who simply expect him to prove he’s eligible under the requirements of the CONSTITUTION.

      “Obama was born at Kapi’olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961.” This writer, Memoli, states this so assuredly, yet he produces not one iota of proof for this statement. How does he explain the plethora of news stories that “proved” that Barry was born at Queen’s Medical Center? How does he explain that Kapiolani will NOT confirm any birth there? If it’s true, if it’s public record, then there’s no reason for the hospital to not confirm it, unless it’s a LIE.

      “critics posted allegations online, without proof, that he was born in Kenya.” YES, and Memoli wrote a newspaper article, copied all over the country, if not the world, alleging that Barry was born in Hawaii, at Kapiolani hospital, WITHOUT PROOF. If Memoli had PROOF, where is it?

      “FactCheck also turned up a 1961 birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser marking the birth of a son to ‘Mr. and Mrs. Barack H. Obama of Kalanianaole Hwy.'” Yet another LIE. Lori Starfelt “turned up” this alleged birth announcement, which was posted first on the Texas Darlin blog. FactCheck swiped the image, without attribution, and posted it on their BLOG. A politically left-leaning blog, sponsored by a foundation with which Barry himself was associated. Besides which, does it name the son? Barack H. Obama had many sons. He also had at least 3 wives, at least two by 1961. So which wife was this who gave birth to an unnamed son, and why didn’t BHO Sr. EVER live at that address?

      “‘If I were the governor, I would call a press conference, I’d pull out all the records I have and show the world he was born in Hawaii,’ said state Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat who sponsored that bill.” Gee, that’s all we’ve been asking for. I’d like to see Abercrombie do it.

      “But the state has consistently held that releasing all of Obama’s records would be a violation of its citizens’ confidentiality, and that privacy rights should not be sacrificed to appease extreme views.” What extreme bullcrap. How can it possibly be a violation of his confidentiality? He’s already put the information out there. The only way it’s a violation of privacy or confidentiality, is if it conflicts with the lies in his ghostwritten, fictional “auto”biography.

  16. Now this is really interesting. The story in the NY Times is by a different author, and yet it uses some of the same phrases as Memoli’s piece.
    So who wrote the story? Abercrombie? Barry himself? Robert Gibbs? Or are these “journalists” just a krewe of plagiarists?

    This NY Times story says, “The governor, a Democrat and former congressman, said he has initiated conversations with the state’s attorney general and the chief of its Health Department about how he can release more explicit documentation of Mr. Obama’s birth on Aug. 4, 1961, at Kapiolani Maternity and Gynecological Hospital. He said he has done so of his own accord, without consulting the White House, which declined to comment.”

    So here we go, folks. The long-awaited “real” documents must be hot off the presses. Oh, he’s doing it on his own. No input from Barry. Riiiiggght. And we’re supposed to believe that they CAN’T release the documents if they wanted to. They can, according to their own laws. In fact, there’s no privacy issue, since the facts, if they are indeed facts, are already in the public domain. Besides which, I believe that some researchers have already proven that not only can they release the info, they’re required to do so, upon request. However, the only case I can think of which may involve sealing of those records, would be in the case of adoption. But Barry’s not adopted. Is he? 🙂

  17. From that NY Times piece:
    “Mr. Abercrombie, 72, said that although he did not see the elder Obamas at the hospital with their newborn son, he did remember the couple bringing the baby to social events. He says the critics who suggest that Mr. Obama’s mother slipped off to Kenya to give birth are engaging in a ‘demonological fantasy.’ And he is angry about legislation in several states that would require presidential candidates to document that they were born in this country. A similar bill died in Congress last year.

    ‘My thought was, “Wait a minute, why didn’t you ask me, my friends in the national Congress, the House of Representatives?”’ he said. ‘They know me, they know that I was here, but they didn’t even bother to have the courtesy to do that, which is disappointing to me, because it is very difficult for me not to conclude that bills like that are meant as a coded message that he is not really American. My thought is, rather than get into some kind of argument or play into that mentality, why not just simply try to authenticate this and let the facts speak for themselves?’”

    You can’t make this stuff up! Demonology is the systematic study of demons or beliefs about demons. Why in the world would Abercrombie use that analogy with regard to people speculating about Barry’s life story? We already know it’s a fantasy. He didn’t have to tell us that. But since he knows the family so well, confirmation of that other qualifier is interesting.

    Why would Abercrombie be “angry” about states that pass legislation requiring candidates to prove eligibility? His stance is that Barry’s eligible. So what’s his problem with states fixing an oversight in the electoral process, that being that no laws exist in many states to ENSURE that the Constitutional requirements for the presidency are enforced? Him and his “coded message”. What a load of pigshite. Alinsky 101. It’s got nothing to do with anything, Abercrombie. We the People of the United States, including all you Hawaiians, live under the Constitution, which, btw, YOU, Abercrombie, are sworn to uphold. So if Barry’s eligible, he’s eligible. Why should we simply ask you? We prefer to have documentary EVIDENCE and to have ALL future candidates VETTED thoroughly for eligibility. Get over it, Abercrombie. And just because you ran into the couple at social events, that doesn’t prove the baby’s eligible to be POTUS.

    • “…Why would Abercrombie be “angry” about states that pass legislation requiring candidates to prove eligibility? His stance is that Barry’s eligible. So what’s his problem with states fixing an oversight in the electoral process, that being that no laws exist in many states to ENSURE that the Constitutional requirements for the presidency are enforced?…”

      Good logic, Miri —

  18. Our dear friend Beckwith lays Abercrombie OUT!

    I had totally forgotten that Barry’s currently wintering IN HAWAII, even as this story hits the newsstands. Nope. No coordination here. 🙂

    Oh, sorry, Anoni. You already linked that. Well, it’s worth repeating!

  19. Apropos of nothing, eyecatching that Hal Abercrombie, brother of Neil, was also a friend of BHO Sr. and that Hal’s wife’s name was Shirley. Maiden name?


    Ya gotta love Orly:
    “Taitz said that she was now trying to turn the Lakin story into a musical, and is appealing for Andrew Lloyd Webber to contact her.” That I WOULD pay to see. God love her. Keep on pushing, Orly.

  21. Rosemary Woodhouse

    From Miri’s post “‘If I were the governor, I would call a press conference, I’d pull out all the records I have and show the world he was born in Hawaii,’ said state Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat who sponsored that bill.” Gee, that’s all we’ve been asking for. I’d like to see Abercrombie do it.”

    I believe Abercrombie is addressing the issue because the “original paper work” (read: properly forged and cured) is ready for presentation- well in advance of the 2012 election.

    • You may be right, Rosemary. But it’s going to be quite a feat to make it match everything that’s already been claimed. Barry’s over there right now. Nearly every time he shows up in Hawii, something happens in the BC saga.

  22. Isn’t it interesting that Neil Abercrombie is going to release the proof of Barry’s birth in Hawaii, when Barry himself wouldn’t present the proof to the court in order to save Lt. Col. Lakin’s career, family, life? In fact, all Barry had to do was to show the proof to Lt. Col. Lakin’s brother, in private, his lips sealed, and the case would be dropped and Lt. Col. Lakin would have reported for duty. And Abercrombie worries about an “emotional insult” to two or more deceased persons? How about the emotional insult to Lakin, Mrs. Lakin, and their three darling, innocent children?

  23. This is so amazing. First Clapper didn’t know about the arrest of 12 terrorists in London, then he did know, then Brennan said nobody expects Clapper to watch TV News, despite that he ought to have been briefed, and now Napolitano confirms that indeed Clapper DIDN’T know. But she wants to assure “the American people” that those who “needed to know” knew.

    So what can we take from this? That both Clapper AND Barry didn’t “need” to know? GP says, “James Clapper is the principal adviser to President Obama, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security.”

    Therefore, Barry didn’t know, either? Or did he? Which begs the question: Since Clapper is supposed to be the head honcho, is Napolitano saying that despite that title, Clapper didn’t “NEED TO KNOW?” Why are we paying him, then? What exactly IS his job?

  24. Gateway Pundit also tells us that Barry and family went to church services Sunday, and he took communion. So one assumes they didn’t go to church on Christmas? What did he do? Play golf?

    Almost forgot, but it won’t be a surprise to anybody. The elections commission says Rahmbo is a Chi-town resident, so he gets to run for mayor. Barring some kind of miracle upon appeal, he’ll probably be on the ballot, and a shoo-in.

  25. Wah, where do I put this? Can’t find ‘Juicy”.

    Its so juicy. Love The boyz. They know where all the action is. bzzzzzzzz

    I have been following this story and its a blockbuster!

    Chicago, maybe? Renee, help! laffing.

    Michael Steele had his hands full! Wow. Its not all about Rahm all the time.

    How about that Residency thingy? Why don’t they just rescind the law and get it over with.? Uneffinreal.

    • O/T Papoose, I saw your comment at dk’s re the clicking sound of your computer — I don’t know anything about that lol BUT my phoneline had been clicking this past month — sounded like my phone was being tapped (I’m assuming that is what tapping a phone would sound like) — when I spoke, it had the feel/sound of speaking in a large empty hall. Not sure what triggered it — though I had earlier spoken with someone about the Jefferson Elementary School Records Building in Waikiki being arsoned in the ’90’s — also mentioned pertinent names and the o/ruth/soetoro saga.

      • Anoni, I came across this the other night. I also have been having the same problems on my phone line’s and Ali has been having problems with her key board as well. Our wonderfull goverment yes, now control’s us in every way…while we were sleeping our freedoms were stolen from us, Barry and his CHANGE, along with what had already put into place and he has formed a dictatorship…TYANNY!

        More than fifty years ago, writing a dissenting opinion to a case which held that the Fourth Amendment warrant requirement did not apply to the seizure of conversations by means of wiretapping, Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis envisioned a day when technology would overtake the law:

        Subtler and more far-reaching means of invading privacy have become available to the government. . . [and] the progress of science in furnishing the government with means of espionage is not likely to stop with wiretapping. Ways may some day be developed by which the Government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court, and by which it will be enabled to expose to a jury the most intimate occurrences of the home. . . Can it be that the Constitution affords no protection against such invasions of individual security? *

        * Justice Brandeis answered his own question when he quoted from Boyd v. United States (116 u.s. 616): “It is not the breaking of his doors, and the rummaging of his drawers that constitutes the essence of the offense; but it is the invasion of his indefensible right of personal security, personal liberty, and private property. (277 U.S. 438, at pages 474-475.)

        If there are defenses to such technotyranny, it would appear, at least from past experience, that they will not come from Congress. Rather, they will most likely come from academe and industry in the form of secure cryptographic applications to private and commercial telecommunications equipment. The same technology that is used against free speech can be used to protect it, for without protection the future may be grim. Refering to the NSA’s SIGINT technology, Senator Frank Church concluded:

        At the same time, that capability at any time could be turned around on the American people and no American would have any privacy left, such [is] the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn’t matter. There would be no place to hide. If this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and there would be no way to fight back, because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know. Such is the capability of this technology . . .

        I don’t want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there no return.

      • yeah and its so perfectly uniform.

        erieee, I know, but that’s OK, cuz they are. really scary.

        commies breathing down your neck at every twist and turn. I’m doomed because I can’t be hypnotized either – HP index negative zero = -0 on a Bio Chart.
        and so I will fail miserably at re-education. I am doomed.

        Frank is going to be more prominent than he or one of his sons ever dreamed. Not talking Mark here. He gets the allegory like we all do here.

        According to the Dupes video… after viewing that everything is no longer topsy turvey upside down inside out. Its as clear as a bell.

        Just Not duped. Like PUMA. No Deal. still.

        I knew I was once a liberal. Just not a commie fascist slave.

        Its great not to be Duped.

  26. Chris Matthews Asks Obama To Release His Full Birth Certificate (video)

    • lol Kathy, I was just going to post that too!
      The lies are ridiculous already. Evidently abercrombie and obama are ready to produce the falsified documents.
      *****The best thing obama could, and should, do is to have hillary replace him.*****

      • What a JOKE! belive me Barry is still rubbing Matthews leg giving him tingle’s…

        What a set up! While Abercrombie’s busy at the print press manufacturing a long form b/c Matthews is setting the stage!

        Watch for it….Asshat’s! it’s going to backfire in their FACE!

    • Maureen Dowd and Chris Matthews are using us to delve and demand the Truth. Whooooo Hooooo!

      we are winning. the Loons are at bat with bases loaded.

      the Long Form BC shows up now…

      Too Late. bad bye, Liars.


  27. After reading MT’s latest today, I’m just wondering if Abercrumbie could be doing some CYA?

  28. Notice the date of – 2002

    FOR FREEDOM & JUSTICE GROUP ^ | Ocbober 5, 2002 | Chuck Morse

    Bernard Sanders-VT, Chair, Cynthia A. McKinney-GA, Co-Chair, Peter DeFazio-OR, Co-Chair, Maurice Hinchey-NY,Co-Chair, Major Owens-NY.Co-Chair, Major.Owens@Mail.House.Gov Nydia M. Velazquez-NY, Lane Evans-IL, Maxine Waters-CA, Earl Hilliard-AL, Eni Faleomavaega-AL, Ed Pastor-AZ, Lynn C. Woolsey-CA, George Miller-CA, Nancy Pelosi-CA, Fortney “Pete” Stark-CA, Henry A. Waxman-CA, Xavier Becerra-CA, Julian C. Dixon-CA, Esteban Edward Torres-CA, George E. Brown-CA, Bob Filner-CA, Diane DeGette-CO, Corrine Brown-FL, Carrie P. Meek-FL, Alcee L. Hastings-FL, John Lewis-GA, Neil Abercrombie-HI, Patsy Mink-HI, Luis Gutierrez-IL, Danny Davis-IL, Julia Carson-IN, John Olver-MA, Jim McGovern-MA, Barney Frank-MA, John Tierney-MA, David Bonior-MI, Lynn N. Rivers-MI, John Conyers-MI, Bennie G. Thompson-MS, Melvin L. Watt-NC, Donald Payne-NJ, Jerrold Nadler-NY, Charles Rangel-NY, Jose E. Serrano-NY, John LaFalce-NY, Marcy Kaptur-OH, Dennis Kucinich-OH, Stephanie-Tubbs-Jones-OH, Sherrod Brown-OH, Elizabeth Furse-OR, Chaka Fattah-PA, William Coyne-PA, Carlos A. Romero-Barcelo-PR, Robert C. Scott-VA, James A. McDermott-WA.

  29. Reading this…my first thought was how long before they build the oven’s, seriously! They will say, to quote Hillery – “We must stop thinking of the individual and start think what is best for society”

    Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan That Caused Stir (Medicare Death panels start Jan. 1)

    NY Times ^ | 12/25/10 | ROBERT PEAR
    Saturday, December 25, 2010 7:58:43 PM

    When a proposal to encourage end-of-life planning touched off a political storm over “death panels,” Democrats dropped it from legislation to overhaul the health care system. But the Obama administration will achieve the same goal by regulation, starting Jan. 1.

    Under the new policy, outlined in a Medicare regulation, the government will pay doctors who advise patients on options for end-of-life care, which may include advance directives to forgo aggressive life-sustaining treatment.

    Congressional supporters of the new policy, though pleased, have kept quiet. They fear provoking another furor like the one in 2009 when Republicans seized on the idea of end-of-life counseling to argue that the Democrats’ bill would allow the government to cut off care for the critically ill.

    (Excerpt) Read more at …

    • Son’s of a Bt -ch’s! Spread the above info. [Obama Returns to End-of-Life Plan] FAR and WIDE!

      In an e-mail unearthed by The New York Times, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) told ObamaCare advocates upon the surreptitious drafting of the “end of life” rules and regulations that “while we are very happy with the result, we won’t be shouting it from the rooftops, because we aren’t out of the woods yet. This regulation could be modified or reversed, especially if Republican leaders try to use this small provision to perpetuate the ‘death panel’ myth.”

      “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’ – emails can too easily be forwarded … Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered [the new Medicare regulations], but we will be keeping a close watch and may be calling on you if we need a rapid, targeted response. The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it,” Blumenauer said

  30. Oh give me a break!

    Obama to give Manhattan back to Native Americans?
    President believes nation can spare some sovereignty

    December 26, 2010

    Here we go again.


  31. Package bomb sent to Vatican city. Just on FOX.

  32. Packages sent to Swiss and Chilean embassies also

  33. Here we go agian! Another Algae scandal!

    United Nations
    U.N.-Group Using Obama’s Family to Make Claims About Anti-Hunger Algae
    By George Russell

    Published December 29, 2010

    A little-known United Nations-affiliated organization is using members of President Obama’s Kenyan family — as well as Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona — to promote the idea that a type of algae is the solution to world hunger.

    The grandly-named Intergovernmental Institute for the Use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM) proudly advertises that President Obama’s Kenyan grandmother, Sarah, and his Uncle Said are “goodwill ambassadors” for the organization, helping to sponsor a feeding and education program in Kenya and raising the organization’s profile throughout the region.

    A youthful photo of Barack Obama himself, posing with his grandmother, is prominently displayed on the IIMSAM website. The photos are attached to an IIMSAM press release dated November 6, 2008 — just two days after President Obama’s election victory.

    The Obamas are also highlighted in an IIMSAM financial report for 2009, which says they play a “pivotal role” in IIMSAM’s future expansion in Central and East Africa. What that role is, the report does not specify.

    There is one problem: a White House official queried by Fox News says IIMSAM does not ring a bell in the White House.

    Leaked Doc Offers New Hint About Verizon iPhone Former Oil Exec Predicts $5-a-Gallon Gas by 2012, Energy Shortages by Decade’s End Man Makes a Living Suing E-Mail Spammers Even barely late payments can impact your credit score Credit Card Companies Back to Bad Habits IIMSAM’s elaborate website declares the organization’s purpose is to make spirulina — formally known as spirulina platensis, a nutrient-rich species of algae that grows in semi-tropical ponds and that is sold in the U.S. as a food supplement and a fish food — “a key-driver to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security and bridge the health divide with a special priority for the developing world and the least developed countries.”

    Its 2009-2010 annual report adds that “Spirulina has proven that it is a nutritional supplement with immeasurable benefits to those individuals that suffer from Sickle Cell Anemia, HIV/AIDS, malnourishment and physical handicap.”

    Despite that claim, IIMSAM has not yet proven how it intends to turn algae production into a “key-driver” of world food security.

    Founded on the basis of a pair of 2000 treaties among a handful of developing nations and Italy, IIMSAM was accredited as a U.N.-recognized intergovernmental organization in 2003. The treaties themselves, as IIMSAM literature frequently attests, are officially entered into a U.N. registry — which is not surprising, since the U.N. aims to record all international treaties, no matter how small and obscure.


    Over the next few years after its U.N. registry, the organization’s main activity at the U.N., apparently, was to fund-raise, issue statements that extol the nutritional impact of spirulina, oratorically support a wide variety of sometimes unrelated U.N. development goals, and make its presence known on the ubiquitous U.N. social circuit, as numerous photos on its website testify. A photo of IIMSAM Director General Remigio Maradona, with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, is featured on the organization’s home page.

    Until it moved into a new suite of offices last year, IIMSAM’s headquarters address was a post-office box on Dag Hammerskjold Plaza not far from the U.N. Secretariat. Its listing with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) includes a second address in Rome. Prior to launching a new website in August 2008, IIMSAM’s web address was listed as — now the website of an online gambling casino.

    IIMSAM has dramatically expanded its outreach and its organization. It has built a lengthy roster of staffers (many that the organization refers to with the formal title of Ambassador), “facilitators” and “goodwill ambassadors,” as well as an expert advisory panel and a lengthy list of legal advisers. It has opened “pilot projects” for its spirulina efforts, among them a “Greenlife” project in Fallujah, Iraq, which includes, according to an IIMSAM press release, a “Micro Pool Spirulina Kit for the school children to explore the fantastic knowledge of growing their own health food.”

    The organization’s centerpiece project, however, is the IIMSAM Dar Al-Muamineen Center in Kisumu, Kenya — the town nearest to the Obama family village of Kogelo, in western Kenya, where the president’s grandmother Sarah lives.

    The center combines the feeding of hungry children, including the disabled, with education and facilities for actually growing algae. IIMSAM also runs a soccer camp in Kogelo, known as Camp Maradona, where some 700 Kenyan children, according to IIMSAM’s annual report, have received equipment and the chance to play.

    The soccer camp, according to IIMSAM, has “greatly contributed towards local socio-economic empowerment by providing employment to the local population and an outlet that provides community building and encouragement.” It was inaugurated by former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona, who is, according to Remigio Maradona, the IIMSAM director general’s first cousin.

    IIMSAM is now located on midtown Manhattan’s East Side, where Director General Maradona maintains a small headquarters staff. The organization has formed a U.S. not-for-profit foundation to aid in its fundraising efforts.

    “We are fortunate to have the Obamas to help us,” Maradona told Fox News in an interview, adding that the president’s family members have been “catalysts for us” in getting IIMSAM to be more widely known in Africa. Maradona told Fox News that President Obama himself knows about IIMSAM, its works, and his relatives’ involvement. “I don’t know to what extent he knows about their involvement,” Maradona said. “But he knows.”

    But according to a White House staffer who spoke on background to Fox News, “The White House is not familiar with this organization.” Nor did the official know that President Obama’s photo with his grandmother was pasted on the IIMSAM website.

    IIMSAM has made another claim that drew a blank from a U.S. government official — a statement in numerous IIMSAM press releases that it has “a de facto diplomatic status on U.S. soil.” A U.S. State Department official queried by Fox News about that term, said he had never heard of it and did not know what it meant. (In diplomatic parlance, it is apparently a rare state of affairs that can mean, essentially, passive acknowledgement that an organization or state exists, without granting it any formal rights or privileges that go with formal diplomat recognition.) Non-governmental organizations and other organizations associated with the United Nations General Assembly and with ECOSOC do not get any diplomatic privileges, immunities or status as a result of their U.N. relationship, the State Department official said.

    When pressed, IIMSAM’s Maradona admits, “We are not officially recognized in the U.S.,” but he adds, “We are what we say we are: we are people recognized by countries in a treaty.”

    But IIMSAM also does not appear to be one thing it claims to be on its home web page and in a number of press releases: a “permanent observer” to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which calls itself the U.N.’s “central forum for discussing international economic and social issues and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to Member States and the United Nations system.”

    In fact, permanent observer status does not seem to exist for any intergovernmental or non-government organizations recognized by ECOSOC, although the term “permanent observer” is used for some organizations recognized by the U.N. General Assembly.

    Instead, according to the most recent list Fox News could obtain of ECOSOC intergovernmental organizations, IIMSAM has the less exalted status of “participation on a continuing basis,” meaning that its presence as an observer is renewable, not permanent.


    IIMSAM’s curious hyperbole about its credentials extends to at least one other major claim on its website: that it “initiated” a draft resolution in the U.N. general assembly in 2005 that officially endorsed “the use of spirulina to combat hunger and malnutrition and help achieve sustainable development,” and called for “assisting national activities” for its production.

    In fact, IIMSAM had no formal power to “initiate” any resolution before the U.N. General Assembly — only national governments can do that. Nonetheless, a draft resolution on spirulina sponsored by several countries, including Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, went to the U.N.’s Second Committee (on economic issues) on November 8, 2005.

    Second Committee records show, however, that it was subsequently withdrawn from consideration by the Dominican Republic on December 9, 2005. In other words, the draft resolution no longer has any official existence — except, perhaps, on IIMSAM’s website.


    Even IIMSAM’s existence in the treaties that give it official intergovernmental status appears to be slightly attenuated. According to the document registered with the U.N. as Treaty No. 37542, an institution called the “Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-alga Spirulina (Spirulina Program)” is designated as an “affiliated body” to yet another organization called the Collaborative Inter-governmental Scientific Research Institute (CISRI) whose creation is the main aim of the treaty, and which also lists itself on its website: as based in Rome.

    Despite the fact that CISRI is Rome-based, the document was originally signed only by representatives of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which was in the midst of a mammoth civil war at the time, and the Republic of Guinea.

    A second treaty, No. 37543 in the U.N. registry, announces creation of “The International Centre for Food micro-algae Against Malnutrition (ICFAM), with “the goal to promote study and production of food micro-algae in favor of people in need.” Once again, CISRI is prominently named, as the “depository” of the treaty. That agreement only came into effect with the adherence of Italy, six months after the original 2000 signing. In between, two other small African nations signed on.

    A senior international diplomat familiar with the U.N. treaty registration process at the time the spirulina treaties were signed confirms that the two documents were considered to be “an Italian initiative.”

    (In a recent press release, IIMSAM declares that signatories to its founding treaty as of July 31, 2009 include Jordan, Benin, Kenya, Gambia, Cameroon, Burundi and strife-torn Somalia –where the government’s writ is sometimes considered to cover no more than part of its capital of Mogadishu.).

    A U.N. spokesman hinted to Fox News that in the past IIMSAM might have been considered to be abusing at least the symbol of its affiliation with the world body, which is a modified version of the U.N.’s blue-and-white logo, with the words “We Believe” included. Said the spokesman: “The United Nations has on several occasions communicated with the representatives of IIMSAM informing them that they are only authorized to use the U.N. emblem in accordance with the conditions communicated to them in October 2006.”

    These conditions include the fact that the size of the U.N. emblem is never supposed to exceed the size of IIMSAM’s own insignia.

    Whatever difficulties may have erupted in the IIMSAM-U.N. relationship, however, neither organization apparently sees any need to sever those ties. And in IIMSAM’s case, the aim is to use the momentum it has gained so far—from the Obama family, among others—to grow their advocacy effort further.

    “It would be great to see all 192 countries in the U.N. to have a little pilot project for spirulina in each country, so we can categorize spirulina as a real savior,” Director General Maradona told Fox News.

    “We have people that are now trying to help us with the U.S. government in Washington. We are trying to get Washington aboard to push for the spirulina agenda.”

    That seems an intriguing goal for an organization that already claims a special kinship with the family of Washington’s foremost resident.

    George Russell is executive editor of Fox News.

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