What Does Real Hope Look Like? (Open Thread)

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H/T Free Republic – Frank R.

149 responses to “What Does Real Hope Look Like? (Open Thread)

  1. Eric is not heeding the call for resignation because his boss still believes in him – of course he does – two corrupt commies covering each other’s behinds! Your time is almost up Eric, justice will be done! How many call from Congress are needed anyway?

    Breaking: Senator Orrin Hatch demands Eric Holder’s Resignation Over Fast and Furious!
    by Gary P Jackson
    June 13, 2012 6:07 pm

    From the Daily Caller:

    Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch has joined his congressional colleagues in demanding Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious. Hatch made the call during a Wednesday interview on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s radio show. “Well if he doesn’t cooperate with the Congress on this Fast and Furious, where one of our agents was killed because of the stupidity of this administration, then he ought to step own,” Hatch said.
    Hatch becomes the fourth U.S. senator to demand Holder’s resignation over the scandal. Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn demanded Holder’s resignation to the attorney general’s face during a Tuesday Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Republican Sens. Jim DeMint, Johnny Isakson and James Inhofe did so beforehand.

    Two sitting governors — Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Rick Perry of Texas — join those senators, as do 129 House members and presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney in pushing for Holder to step down.

    Say what you will about Senator Hatch, but he is right and pointing out that it was the stupidity of the Obama regime that got all of these hundreds of people killed.


      The Washington Times
      June 12, 2012 Snips

      Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday came under a withering attack from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee over his handling of the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning investigation, including a call by one senior committee member for his resignation.

      During a heated exchange at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said Mr. Holder had failed “the basic standards of political independence and accountability” in determining who knew about or approved the “walking” of guns into Mexico, saying “Americans deserve an attorney general who will be honest with them. [Honest isn’t a word describing Eric!] “You have proven time and time again, sadly, that you’re unwilling to do so. I’m afraid we have come to an impasse … you have violated the public trust, in my view,” he said. “It is more with sorrow than regret and anger that I would say that you leave me no alternative, than to join those who call upon you to resign your office.”

      Mr. Holder responded with defiance.” [Highly unusual for Eric!]


    • Rosemary Woodhouse

      And Hatch is up for reelection. Interesting. Nice to see a pol put his country before his election. Good for you, sir!

      • “where one of our agents was killed because of the stupidity of this administration, then he ought to step down.” That phrase alone ought to get him reelected. Way to go, Senator Hatch.

        I wonder if Brian Williams will ACTUALLY report what Fast and Furious was about NOW.

    • We deserve answers and accountability!

  2. BRAIN ~ DEAD ? the media needs to hold him UP!!! what a friggin’ JOKE!

    • Speaking of brains and dead heads, do you think the Secret Service (do they still protect ex-POTUSes?) will investigate the makers of that show, “The Game of Thrones”? Well, how about this for the latest progressive lying outrage? I swear I am not making this up: They have a scene where they force a young girl to look at her father’s head on a spike on the castle walls. Another of the beheaded heads on a spike is the head of George W. Bush. See for yourself, and it’s not conjecture. They admit it. They claim they had to use whatever heads they had around the studio, and for some reason GWB’s was one. At about 1:10 into the video: http://www.540wfla.com/cc-common/mainheadlines3.html?feed=425022&article=10198555 Now if GWB were like certain paranoid narcissists, he’d be going nuts and asking for the Waffen-SS FBI (or maybe EPA thugs) to visit these creeps.

      • HBO “apologizes” and repeats the bogus excuse that they just used GWB’s head because it was lying around and they can’t afford (they spent MILLIONS on this series) to get heads made. http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/18789169/hbo-apologizes-for-putting-george-w-bushs-head-on-stake-in-game-of-thrones

        “HBO has apologized for using a model head of former President George W. Bush in a grisly decapitation scene for its hit drama “Game of Thrones.”

        The tenth episode of the first season of “Game of Thrones,” now out on DVD, features the younger Bush’s head on a stake. Commentary on the DVD notes that his head appears in a “couple of beheading scenes.”

        The show creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss stated that George W. Bush’s was used as physical inspiration to create a head for a scene in which King Joffrey shows Sansa Stark her deceased father’s head on a stick.

        “It’s not a choice, not a political statement!” one of the writers insisted during the DVD commentary. “We just had to use what heads we had around.”

        HBO did not respond to FOXNews.com’s request for comment, but as outrage mounted Wednesday, the network released a statement saying they were “deeply dismayed to see this and find it unacceptable, disrespectful and in very bad taste.” HBO also said the scene would be removed from future DVD pressings.

        The producers also attempted to explain the incident.

        “We use a lot of prosthetic body parts on the show: heads, arms, etc. We can’t afford to have these all made from scratch, especially in scenes where we need a lot of them, so we rent them in bulk,” their statement read.

        “After the scene was already shot, someone pointed out that one of the heads looked like George W. Bush. In the DVD commentary, we mentioned this, though we should not have. We meant no disrespect to the former President and apologize if anything we said or did suggested otherwise.””

        They meant no disrespect! But his head was reportedly used in OTHER scenes. I think a visit from the Secret Service and/or the FBI is in order. What’s good for constitutional conservatives and EPA criticizers is good for the progressive lefties at HBO and in Hollywood in general. This IS truly outrageous. Imagine if FOX had produced a similar story and used Obama’s head in the same way.

        • Fox News reveals the truth and that is that some were calling for a boycott of HBO for being “uncool”. So, money talks. And they apologize, not because they care about GWB (btw, they’re putting out a documentary about his father; I’m sure that will have NO political statements in it, either) but because they care about their bottom line. They say they’ll have the head removed from any future DVD productions, but they OUGHT to recall it and remove it NOW from every version, or at least from every DVD that’s not yet shipped.

          It’s disgraceful and hateful. THIS, from the very type of people who criticized Sarah Palin for the use by someone in her campaign of a “target” over congressional DISTRICTS (not people) that they wanted to defeat in an election.

          HBO touted the use of GWB’s head when they were advertising the DVDs. How do you explain THAT if it’s not a political statement? It’s the same kind of attempted subliminal snark their messiah uses all the time. Juvenile, adolescent behavior.

          btw, the fans of the books upon which that series is based are outraged at the way they’ve taken the stories “soft” (or not so soft) PORN. It was covered in several lamestream newspapers how they sensationalized the sex and misogyny in the story. For that reason, I wouldn’t watch it, anyway.

          Trashy. Juvenile. Misogynistic. Just like the type of people who love Obama. They probably identify Obama with the good guy, Ned Stark, instead of the one he most closely resembles, the Caligula-like King Joffrey. http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/06/14/hbos-game-thrones-parades-president-george-w-bushs-decapitated-head-on-stick/

          Their excuse for using GWB’s head makes no sense and is an insult to viewers, the American people, and especially to the Bush family. Heads should roll at HBO (pun intended) but they will not because there is no accountability and because they still secretly applaud the person who made the decision to do this. They just thought it wouldn’t become an issue because they have not noticed yet that the worm has turned. They still live in their little insular communities of commies and not in the real world.

    • The first one looks new. Figures he was into labor strikes even then. Was it a commie-in-training bootcamp? Notice the watch on the right arm, where lefties usually do wear one. How did the nose change so radically? How did the frame change so radically? He’s not particularly tall. The girls are as tall. That smile looks different, too. The only photo that resembles this potus much is the final one–nose in the air. Arrogant.

  3. I saw those photos a year ago…hamming it up…in the center …the 1st
    all about obama…..just 2 much…to bare…. work 2 do…. folks…

  4. Obama is Blocking Putting America Back to Work—as his Lies Increase
    Sher Zieve
    June 11, 2012 Snips

    Unless they are being used as were the Israeli slaves during Pharaoh Seti’s reign to build his Treasure City (Obama‘s just sticking it to Americans by gutting the US Treasury that they built with their own sweat) or agree to be trained as Obama’s soon-to-be-if-we-don’t-vote-him-out personal Palace Guards, Obama has no intention of putting the American people back to work.

    He was hired to destroy the USA and the American dream…not to help perpetuate it. And, he has done his job very effectively and quite gleefully. Why do you think he’s still smiling so broadly and laughing so loudly?

    Obama is highly amused by our pain and suffering under his policies and control and even makes slap-in-Americans’-faces comments such as his recent condescending and blatant lie “the private sector is doing fine” while the American people know the tyrant has worked hard to destroy it…and them. Note: By the way, Obama—contrary to the press—did not correct himself on this issue.

    In order to completely transform the USA into the Obama syndicate’s vision of a Police-State Marxist Empire, the United States of America must be totally broken and completely destroyed before it is rebuilt into a colorless, tasteless and formless totalitarian State. The US Media—now wholly owned and controlled by Obama—is working overtime to help him make this occur.

    Note: Like all media from the beginning of time, the current establishment press refuses to accept historic truth that tells them that under all totalitarian governments the media is the first to be decimated when the storm troopers arrive and move in. [We just said this when the government told the journolists groupies that they must use government computers!]


  5. Yo Spike…no one begged him to usurpe us all…. get real dude!

    • What’s completely inexplicable (to me) is that only 22% of Jews have changed their minds about voting for Barry again, but 78% of Jews voted for him in 2008. How is that possible? It’s disillusioning, to say the least. And of those, ONLY 22% TODAY realize what a freaking mistake he is.

  6. A series of videos by Obama’s Cousin Milton Wolf! I liked all of them! Short and to the point!

    Good One!

    Obama’s conservative cousin starts family feud [VIDEO] Milton Wolf!


    ‘O, brother’: Obama thinks he’s your keeper
    [VIDEO] Milton Wolf.

    Compares Obama’s Life to his “brother” George! Because Obama said he was his brother’s keeper – Oh really, really Barack?


    MILTON WOLF: Free market capitalism ‘doesn’t work.’ Oh, really?

    He debunks Obama’s claim that free market capitalism “doesn’t work.”


    MILTON WOLF: The Chevy Volt is a ‘shocking’ story


    • How’s this for a ticket? Willard and Milton, 2012. 🙂

      Those are very well put together videos. Great! This will stick in Barry’s craw. I wonder what other tidbits Dr. Milton knows? [He’s cute, too!]

    • Dr. Wolf alludes to this program and uses the same photo in his video: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/13/Spending-Off-the-Hook-Free-Phones-Costing-Taxpayers-2-1-Billion-Per-Year?utm_source=e_breitbart_com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+June+14%2C+2012&utm_campaign=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+June+14%2C+2012&utm_term=More

      We the People give FREE cell phone service to food stamp recipients and fraud in this program is growing exponentially since Barry came into office. (I reported on this somewhere several times before.)

      In 2011, the FCC estimated the cost (page 153) of the program would be $2.1 billion and said it would reach $3.3 billion by 2014 absent major reforms. The FCC also found that part of the problem with the program was rampant fraud:

      [O]ur ongoing oversight has revealed that a substantial number of subscribers are receiving duplicative Lifeline support, which includes individuals receiving two or more Lifeline benefits from ETCs as well as two or more individuals in a household receiving benefits from multiple ETCs.

      How bad is the fraud? A survey conducted by the FCC across 17 states and territories found that, on average, 9% of phone recipients were ineligible (page 243). In some states like Alabama, New Hampshire, and West Virginia, the ineligibility rate was 18-19%. And all of that is based on a survey to which 27% of users refused to respond to questions.”

      Let’s imagine, too, all the nefarious things that could be organized with these taxpayer-funded cell phones.

      btw, Barry just managed to get the FEC to approve $3 campaign donations via TEXT MESSAGE. And guess what? Donations under $200 don’t have to be reported to the FEC “in detail.” Does this sound like money laundering to you? Back to 2008, when people from ALL OVER THE WORLD contributed illegally to our election campaigns. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/09/30/obamas_fundraising_pitch_buddy_can_you_spare_3____or_38500.html

      The donation will appear on your phone bill! http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/13/politics/text-donations-to-politicans/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

      “The FEC rejected a similar appeal in 2010, citing record-keeping concerns. But the companies that brought the current appeal — Red Blue T LLC, ArmourMedia Inc. and m-Qube Inc. — devised a work-around that met FEC requirements.

      Here’s how it will work: An aggregator will track texted donations. Donors will be allowed to send up to $50 a month, the maximum an individual can give anonymously to a candidate or PAC. Texted donations will max out after $200. If someone tries to send more, the aggregator will reject it.”

      I bet they will! Differentially.

      And it just occured to me that since We the People perhaps pay for the cell phones of all these “Lifeline” recipients, we will also probably be paying for the donations they make to Barry’s campaign via their taxpayer-supplied cell phones.

      • Read further along in the story and lookeee:

        “Xtreme Payment Processing raised concerns about people abusing the anonymity of text donations. It warned that donors could circumvent the $50 limit by making donations through a prepaid cell phone. [EXACTLY what those free LIFELINE phones are. Right?] By law, those phones don’t have to be registered to anyone and the major carriers that make the phones do allow text donations.

        Another concern is the possibility of foreign nationals, who are banned from giving money to candidates, using an American cellphone to make a donation. Corporations, which aren’t allowed to donate anonymously, could also encourage individuals to use their corporate-owned cell phones to donate. [Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc.]

        “It is time for new technology, certainly, but we think it’s important to proceed with caution here,” said Susan Hampel, Xtreme Payment’s executive vice president, who wrote the letter of concern. “The FEC has spent so many years and so much effort to safeguard the system and help identify where moneys are coming from, now we worry the floodgates are open a lot more than the have been leaving room for potential abuse.”

        Despite these concerns, the FEC concluded that the proposal is consistent with its legal requirements.”

        The floodgates opened in 2008 and Barry’s FEC did NOTHING to investigate the fraud and criminal donations from that campaign season. And why should they?

        I want to know if it’s possible that We the People MIGHT end up paying for the cell phones, the service, AND even the donations made to Barry VIA these phones? This story cites “prepaid cell phones”. Is that the kind that the Lifeline phones are and how does it work that a person buys “minutes” that end up being campaign donations? There is no phone bill with a prepaid phone, is there? Are the donated minutes converted into dollars? Or what? Anybody know?

      • Along the same lines as this effort (to counteract the results of the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling), AARP and FLACKcheck (yes, another Annenberg effort) are teaming up to try to get seniors and other citizens to help the DemoncRATS and Obama to intimidate local TV and radio stations into REFUSING TO RUN third-party ads that don’t tell the “truth” as they see it. Since we’ve had numerous reports already about how FactCheck and Politifact (Obama-connected, partisan, self-appointed “fact checkers”) continue to go to extreme measures to call Romney’s ads not totally truthful, then you can imagine how they will then intimidate TV and radio stations into REFUSING TO RUN ANY PRO-ROMNEY ADS. http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/info-06-2012/be-a-super-pac-watchdog.html

        Here’s part of what AARP published this month:

        “This year has seen an unprecedented amount of third-party advertising. By May 10, 534 groups organized as super PACs reported receiving $204,323,416 and spending $99,803,597 in the 2012 cycle, according to OpenSecrets.org. The level of inaccuracy in the third-party presidential ads has been high. [According to the partisan “factcheckers”] As an Annenberg Public Policy Center study shows, from the Iowa caucuses through the Wisconsin primary, almost 57 percent of the $41.1 million deployed by the four highest-spending third-party groups was devoted to 19 ads containing misleading claims. [Let’s guess which ads were mostly deemed “misleading.” Can you guess? I can.]

        The deceptions were of the sort that shift votes. …

        It’s not hard to imagine a voter, misled by such claims, rejecting a candidate she would otherwise support. [It’s not hard for a PROGRESSIVE to “imagine” that voters are easily misled. They think we’re stupid–too stupid to realize partisan FLACKS when we see them and too stupid to do our own factchecking. Seniors are especially susceptible to being misled and too demented to understand the truth. In their arrogant opinion.]

        Because they can charge more for third-party ads than for those by federal candidates, stations earn a windfall airing them. As CBS President Les Moonves told an entertainment law conference in March, “Super PACs may be bad for America but they’re very good for CBS.” [Moonves also was recently quoted, at a partisan Obama fundraiser, that the media IS now PARTISAN and it seems he sees nothing wrong with that. Yes, he admitted it! “Ultimately journalism has changed…partisanship is very much a part of journalism now, ” says he.]

        But by taking seriously their right to insist on the accuracy of third-party ads and regularly debunking deceptive political ad content, stations can translate some of those profits into protection for the public served by their stations. [You see, these elites MUST “protect” us from these “deceptions” and “misleading” claims. This is Obama’s Truth Squad again, in a new form. A citizen army of senior factcheckers roused by these partisan elites. But who will protect us from them? btw, you’ll be glad to know that your tax dollars also support this “campaign” by the APPC!] That is what a new campaign by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania is asking them to do.

        [DO NOT] Go to the “Stand by Your Ad” page at APPC’s FlackCheck.org and email your local station managers. Encourage them to protect their viewers from air pollution. The process takes less than two minutes. [Because they have helpfully written the email for you!] More than 900 of the 1,047 station managers have already heard from their viewers. Please make your voice heard now.” Written by: Kathleen Hall Jamieson is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

        How is it “your voice” when Annenberg wrote the email for you? BEWARE because, as usual, this is a ploy to get your email address and name. You cannot see the email until you supply a name and email address! Isn’t that special? All the better to track and categorize and spy on you, my dears. BIG BRO IS WATCHING YOU!!!

        APPC, we have your number and it is 666.

  7. Sheriff Joe’s Cold Case Posse Commander Responds to The CNN Hit Piece On Donald Trump

  8. LOL! I love that graphic.

  9. http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/holder-faces-corruption-scandal-too/

    “WND has obtained several hundred pages of documents alleging that Holder and Lanny Breuer, the assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s criminal division, have intervened to block recommended federal prosecutions in an ongoing dispute involving the exclusive Yellowstone Club, a private golf and ski resort now owned by supermarket billionaire Ron Burkle and international bank Credit Suisse.

    Allegedly, Holder and Breuer want to shield from federal criminal prosecution the bank, Credit Suisse Group AG, a client of the Washington-based law firm Covington & Burling, as well as key Democratic Party operatives suspected of playing a role in allegedly fraudulent mortgage financing and bank lending practices.

    Before joining the Department of Justice in the Obama administration, Holder and Breuer were partners at Covington & Burling.

    “I know how Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer operate,” Mike Flynn, legal counsel for Tim Blixseth, the founder of the Yellowstone Club, told WND.

    Holder and Breuer are protecting Credit Suisse, he charged.

    “In my 42 years of trying high profile cases, I have never seen such corruption,” Flynn said. “The American people need to know what is happening inside the Holder-controlled Justice Department. The fox is now truly guarding the hen house.””

    Lots more at the link. My favorite–Lanny Breuer! Involved in this. Involved in Fast and Furious. Involved in defending Clinton’s impeachment. Involved in the passport file cauterization because he was the “investigator”. Just like this partisan Obama-supporter who owes his career to Eric Holder is “investigating” the national security leaks. https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/cash-walking/comment-page-2/#comment-84833

    • If you no longer work there, then the Congress can’t call you, can they? http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/13/holder-aide-who-erred-on-fast-furious-leaves-justi/

      “The senior Justice Department official who sent a letter to a Republican senator falsely claiming that the department did not allow guns to be “walked” to drug smugglers in Mexico during the Fast and Furious investigation left the department Wednesday to become dean of the Baltimore School of Law.

      Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich told Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa — who had initiated Congress’s Fast and Furious probe — that accusations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them to Mexico were “false.”

      ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation into Mexico,” Mr. Weich wrote in the Feb. 4, 2011, letter.

      The Justice Department retracted that letter in December, with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. vigorously defending Mr. Weich and the department against charges of lying to Congress. “Nobody at the Justice Department has lied,” Mr. Holder said, adding that Mr. Weich did not know the information he had provided was inaccurate.

      Mr. Weich is leaving just as a House committee gets ready to hold a hearing to decide whether to hold Mr. Holder in contempt of Congress for his refusal to turn over Justice Department documents concerning the Fast and Furious operation. That hearing, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is scheduled for Wednesday.”

    • That’s good, Zenway. Self made up man! I like it. Did you notice this critic disses the book “The Amateur” (anti-Barry) by saying it has a “limited but sizable” audience. Iirc, it’s at the top of the bestseller list along with another book that slams Barry. Some limited audience! Unless by limited he means stupid. Limited but sizable seems like an oxymoron, otherwise.

      At least he calls Maraniss a “big fan” of Barry’s. Oh, but Maraniss is a better writer, you know, like all progressives are smarter than the average bear. Maraniss’s goal is to please anybody who is curious about Barry’s life. Well, if that’s not limited, I don’t know what is. Who hasn’t heard ad nauseum about this guy? Who wants to read even more bloviating about the wonders of Obama’s FICTIONAL life?

      Oh, it’s not fictional. It’s just “self invention.” I see. We all make up our life stories. Used to be that was called being a charlatan or a compulsive LIAR. In fact, if somebody’s unfortunate enough that their lies encompass claiming military honors, they can be in trouble with the law these days, for “stolen valor”. I wonder if there’s such a thing as stolen valor by proxy? Meaning, claiming war hero status for a quasi-grandfather? Look what else he says:

      “Barack Obama was carefully fashioning from his own life something grander than what was there. He was the first Obama fabulist.

      Obama himself drops hints of this in Dreams. He writes in his introduction that the dialogue in the book is only an “approximation” of real conversations. Some of the characters, “for the sake of compression,” are “composites”; the names of others have been changed. All of this is offered to the reader as acceptable literary license, and it is, certainly by the standards of the early 1990s, back in the day when publishers flooded bookstores with memoirs of angst-ridden youth and there were still bookstores to flood. Yet the epiphany-per-page ratio in Obama’s memoir is very high. The book derives its power from the reader’s understanding that the events described were factual at least in the essentials. Maraniss demonstrates something else: The writer who would later use the power of his life story to become a plausible public man was making it up, to an alarming extent.

      At least it should be alarming to admirers of Dreams.”

      It SHOULDN’T BE ALARMING TO EVERY AMERICAN? This guy must belong to the Choom Gang, too.

      • Seems this guy may not be such a fan after all:

        Obama wasn’t just inventing himself; he was inventing himself inventing himself. It made for a story, anyway.

        We can see the dilemma he faced. Obama signed a contract to write a racial memoir. They were all the rage in those days, but in fact their moment had passed. Even with the distant father and absent mother, the schooling in Indonesia and the remote stepfather, Obama lived a life of relative ease. He moved, however uncomfortably, into one elite institution after another, protected by civil rights laws, surrounded by a popular culture in which the African-American experience has embedded itself ineradicably. As Obama’s best biographer, David Remnick, observed, this wasn’t the stuff of Manchild in the Promised Land; you couldn’t use it to make the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass or the Auto-biography of Malcolm X. So Obama moved the drama inside himself, and said he’d found there an experience both singular and universal, and he brought nonexistent friends like Regina and Ray to goose the story along.

        He did in effect what so many of us have done with him. He created a fable about an Obama far bigger and more consequential than the unremarkable man at its center.”

        His only error is in NOT KNOWING that Bill Ayers was the real “fabulist” and not Barry.

        • Be sure to read the entire article. I started from page 3, on the link Zenway provided. Here’s a full page link: http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/self-made-man_646858.html?nopager=1

          “In the common room of the library a shrine of sorts had been set up in a glass display case, under the famous Shepard Fairey Hope poster. The display promised to document “Barack Obama’s Occidental College Days,” but the pickings were slim. Every item on display was derivative and indirect in its relation to the man being honored. There were photos of three of his professors, a copy each of his two memoirs, an invitation that someone had received to his inauguration, and an issue of Time magazine showing a recently discovered cache of posed pictures taken of Obama by a classmate in 1980. Obama’s Occidental years have the same waterbug quality that so many periods of his life seem to have in retrospect: You see a figure traveling lightly and swiftly over the surface of things, darting away before he could leave an impression that might last. Archivists have combed college records and come up empty, mostly. Barry Obama, as he then was known, published two poems in the campus literary magazine his sophomore year. The testimony of the handful of professors who remembered him, four by my count, is hazy. He was never mentioned in the student newspaper, never wrote a letter to the editor or appeared in a photo; he failed to have his picture taken for the yearbook, so his likeness isn’t there either. A photo from 1981 celebrating Oxy’s 94th anniversary was in the display case, labeled, with eager insouciance: “An all-campus photo .  .  . included students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Perhaps Obama is included?” We can hope.”

          • ““On this spot,” our host says, Obama may have given his first political speech​—​a two-minute blast at the college for investing in South Africa’s apartheid regime. But we can’t be sure.

            There are no photographs,” says Howser, “but then there are very few photographs of Barack Obama at Occidental.””

  10. Movie time! Lock up the kiddies.
    “Racy photos of Barack Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, have recently surfaced in vintage fetish and bondage magazines. The photos, taken at Frank Marshall Davis’ house in Honolulu, appeared in Bizarre Life, Exotique, Secret Pleasures, and Battling Babes. They help illustrate the intimate relationship between Dunham and Davis. “My father was from Kenya, he grew up herding goats,” Barack Obama told the cheering crowds. Did Obama build his political career upon a fairy tale? Was Obama misdirecting Americans away from a deeply disturbing family background and a Marxist political foundation?”

    • Ten years after?

      Larger here.
      I don’t know. Some of the images look like her. Others seem different. But then again, on most of the photos of SAD, they seem to have messed with her facial features, maybe JUST ENOUGH to make her look different from the girl in these photos. She gained a lot of weight, but in the few photos of her from around the early ’60s, she is slimmer. This slim? I can’t say. Seems like someone would have to be pretty sure of the identification to make this allegation, though. btw, in the photo I put above, does she look pregnant? That still doesn’t look to me like the kid they claim is Barry.

      • This is the first picture where the kid looks like he could actually be the son of a white woman and Obama Sr. That is not the same kid as the other pics being presented as Child Barry. No way.

      • Who is Daphne Barak? Copywritten by her or photo shopped by her? And the fat kid with bucky beaver teeth is? Check out the weird legs on who is supposed to be BHO Sr. What happened to the middle of his body? and the long legs belong to whom? My what big feet the woman has too! and Jr’s claw paw is pretty funny also as is the different coloring of that arm that belongs to someone else. Stanley’s left hand is a bit peculiar.

        • Oh, I forgot. I think she’s one of the usual obot “fabulists” that helped promote Barry’s fake biography. I think I checked into her once, but I forgot what I found! 🙂

          • http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/media-gallery/1310110

            A gallery of Barry photos. Daphne Barak (gee, I never noticed the surname!) is a reporter for Sky News, apparently. She’s in the second photo in the gallery. With granny Sarah, an auntie I’ve never heard of (Aunt Marsat) and a new cousin, too, Nicholas! This is the gallery I saw before where there’s a pic of Barry in a boat with his purse! Barry in Kenya. Check it out.

            This gets crazier all the time. Didn’t they say that BHO Sr. NEVER graduated from Harvard? Well, there’s a “graduation certificate” there. Would that be something less than his PhD that he never got? A master’s? Or is this just another example of Barry following in Dad’s footsteps with FAKE DOCUMENTS? 🙂

            Crazier still! Check out this photo, which is number 9. I thought he only sat that close on couches with guys:

            Who dat? This is supposed to be 1987, in Kenya. But wait! Didn’t today’s Jack Cashill story say Barry went to Kenya in 1988? Can’t they PLEASE make up their minds? But Jack pointed out, as WE DID long ago, that Simeon was bouncing little Joey on his lap but Joey was at least 8 years old in 1988. And also Barry only a few years ago said he’d just met Mark “a few years ago”. Twenty years is not a “few”, as we also pointed out long ago! He said Joey was born “at least by 1980”. So count the years. Ruth was 42 or 43 when Joey was born? Pshaw! Who believes that? Not I. And we noted THAT discrepancy long ago, too. Let’s hope more people pay attention to Jack Cashill. I do believe they ARE noticing because now we see all these people coming out acting as if it’s okay, just “poetic license”, to make up your entire life history.

            • Is that photo an example of Barry “head games?” I have to say that I did see this gallery before but I swear some of these are NEW photos. This one, above, for example. I’ve NEVER seen that one before. Who is Daphne Barak, REALLY?

            • Ah now I remember the woman after seeing Daphne. I remember different pages attributed to her rather than the one I just looked at.

              Yessss, he does wear his purse very nicely!

              I don’t remember seeing a photo of BHO Sr.’s graduation certificate from Harvard. Does it say Harvard somewhere? On photo #6, it says that is BHO Sr.’s law class? Also noted is that Barry is wearing a ring on his right hand and his wristwatch is also on that arm. (Noted for Papoose – who always sees that – for a Lefty – highly unusual!)

              • I found her in my notes.

                First Uncle Said Obama and Daphne, Kogelo, Kenya. JPG

                Obamas – January 2009 – JPG
                First Uncle of America Said Obama, Daphne, First Grandma of America Mamma Sarah, and First Aunt of America Marsat Onyango in Kogelo Kenya near Uganda border (January 2009) when Daphne visited them in Mamma Sarah’s home, now a compound with a fence and permanent police guard providing 24 hours security. (Daphne’s interview appeared in Hello-UK)

                Grandma Sarah – March 2008 JPG
                Daphne visited Grandma Sarah at her home in Kogelo Kenya in March 2008


                Photo of her with Odinga
                Photo of her with Patrick Kennedy too

              • About the “graduation certificate”. I think it’s bogus and that he got it made up for himself. Why do I think that? Well, the florid decoration that goes around the top and left side doesn’t look anything like examples of circa-1960s Harvard diplomas that I find on the Web. Interestingly enough, I found Ted Kaczynski’s BACHELOR’s degree from Harvard: http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Blotter/ht_unabomber_diploma_jef_ss_110518_ssh.jpg

                That gives an example of the type of text that would be on a diploma from Harvard, in the early 1960s. Ted graduated from Harvard in 1962.

                I wondered when they switched from Latin to English, and apparently they still used Latin for some degrees as late as the 1990s. http://www.gozanacademy.net/Harvard%20University%20Diploma%20Masters%20of%20Theological%20Studies(1).jpg (Hit the link on “used Latin” because for some reason this link won’t work. You can copy and paste, too.)

                So that example shows the equivalent text that they use. Based upon this, I can tell that Obama’s says the equivalent with a few differences that I noted in other Latin-written Harvard degrees on the Web.

                BHO Sr’s is purportedly his MASTER’S degree certificate. It’s dated with some very curious Latin numerals, but the last two definitely stand for 4, so I assume that’s 1964. Clearly we can see MDCCCC, which would be 1900. The next two SHOULD BE LX, for 60, but it doesn’t look like LX; yet if that’s what it says, and since that’s followed by IV, it would indicate 1964 (MDCCCCLXIV), which is when he allegedly left Harvard to return to Kenya with new wife Ruth and never finished that PhD that he claimed.

                Another curiosity, besides the fancy swirls at the top that are inconsistent with other Harvard certificates, is the format of the date for when he completed his degree. It looks to me like it was March 8 (Martii VIII). However, look at the other master’s diploma I found: It and OTHERS on the Web place the day BEFORE the month, in “European” fashion. Ms. Phelps’s diploma reads, “xx Martii”, so March 20. BHO Sr’s differs by placing the day after the month, which is American style but inconsistent with Latin and with the other examples on the Web.

                The president’s signature (Nathan Marsh Pusey) looks RELATIVELY similar on both, but I’m no handwriting expert and it could be a forgery on BHO Sr’s because it does have some differences that might be attributed to someone trying to copy his signature. Even if the guy got a Master’s from Harvard, this certificate looks fake.

              • The thing is, where exactly is BHO Sr. in that class photo? The black guy in the middle looks more like Roman Obama to me than BHO Sr. His head is shaped differently. Larger.

          • Auntie Marsat Osumba Onyango is the one that controls Granny Sarah’s daily “diary.” She decides who Granny can see that day. Was it Auntie that helped put Granny in her homestead prison?


            ‘Twas disappeared; try here.

            Page two here.

            • Oh, I remember her now. Who the heck is Marsat Onyango? A relative of Sarah’s husband’s? Probably her “keeper”.

              Look at this from Daphne’s bio:

              “Politically speaking, Barak is known to get under the skin of leaders and support causes she shares with some. For example: Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Yaser Arafat of Palestine, Moammar Qaddafi of Libya, Nelson Mandela of S. Africa, Shimon Peres of Israel, Mother Theresa, Hillary Clinton and many other heads-of-state.

              This is why Barak has hosted Hillary Clinton, and supported her presidential bid. This is also the reason why she hosted and supported other events for Benazir Bhutto. It was about democracy, the best person for the job and – about a close friendship.”

          • y, that is a long arm Barak has around the lovely lady he is snuggled with on the couch.

            • Really! How can that upper arm be so looooong? I don’t recognize that woman’s face at all. It truly doesn’t look like Kenya, but might have been. But where? He supposedly FIRST went to Kenya in 1987/8, so would have been AT LEAST 25 years old. Does he look 25 in that photo of him carrying the sack of yams for Granny?
              Larger. Hardly, although he looks 25 in that photo with the black woman.

        • Yes, SAD sure does have some big feet. Her feets’ too big. Or so Fats would say, and I mean Waller, not Barry.
          Supposedly, at this time, BHO Sr. was recovering from the injury to his legs caused by that first car crash, which I believe is the one where he killed his friend. I still wonder if he was on the lam from the authorities until things died down in Kenya. The fat kid with the buck teeth is SUPPOSED to be Barry.

      • Does this look like the same child? Larger.

        Would be no more than two years apart in time. Christmas 1969 versus Christmas whenever he returned to Hawaii, either 1970 or 1971. In no way looks like the same child to me. But it’s supposed to be.

  11. Let’s all play gay…. let’s spend a day…. at Marshall’s …. O daddy ?
    but… did he ever put his dog…. on the car roof ?

  12. Dr r maybe she is… have u seen her naked? You sure showed up here rather fast dr r… as did I… naked body & sex can’t keep people away…
    ALL the family’s photos are doctored… so .. we keep shakin’ that tree… a sharp clever “fun video” with a few people hashing it out… connecting ALL the dots so far door # 1 door #2 door #3 … till we run out of pros & cons … keep fine tuning it … let others add to it… the sand is running…out!
    This all stinks…. but more doors are opening…. a shift in the winds…. cool!

  13. Good one!

    TIME’s Klein calls Krauthammer a ‘smug, reflexive’ hack — Krauthammer: ‘Joe who?’
    June 13, 2012

    In a Tuesday post on Time magazine’s Swampland blog, columnist Joe Klein took time away from blogging about his road trip across America to criticize Washington Post columnist and Fox News Channel regular Charles

    Klein’s main beef with Krauthammer is that he may have celebrated the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan too much by suggesting that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was wrong to say that Reagan would have struggled to make inroads with the tea party movement. “A break from the road trip for one small quibble with Charles Krauthammer: he has now completely abandoned any intellectual integrity he may have had and joined the cult of Reagan mythmaking,” Klein wrote.

    Klein went on to praise Bush, with a parting shot at Krauthammer. “Krauthammer used to be an independent thinker, too,” said Klein. “Tis a pity he’s a hack, and a smug, reflexive one at that.”

    The Daily Caller reached out to Krauthammer for a response to Klein’s “one small quibble.”

    “Joe who?” Krauthammer replied in an email.


    • Klein’s main beef is that Charles Krauthammer has more brains in his pinky toe that Klein has in his big, egotistical, arrogant head.

  14. In the photo above, could that be Maya Angelou with Barry sitting on the couch? Sure looks like her.

  15. You’re gonna love this one! There’s a new bus in town! Making tread marks too!

    Romney: Alinsky, You Magnificent Bastard, I Read Your Book!
    June 14 Snips

    Over the past few weeks we’ve watched as the Romney Campaign has upstaged President Obama by having a press conference at the shuttered Solyndra manufacturing facility/toxic waste dump, and saw supporters heckle David Axelrod off another podium.

    So why is there a picture of Romney’s bus at the top? Well, while President Obama was giving his long-winded speech today in Ohio, Team Romney was circling the block and blowing the horn! Weasel Zippers has more, including tweets from Romney’s traveling press secretary, Rick Gorka, who has been taunting the White House on Twitter!

    This sort of taunting has been throwing the Obama regime off for weeks. Obama has never had a competitor who would fight back. It has him rattled.


    • Comments are greaaat! It will bring a smile for today!

      Ohio: Romney Campaign Bus Drives Circles Around Obama Speech Site Honking Its Horn…

      The Obamabots must be losing their marbles, or what’s left of them.


      • I just became a fan ! This one is for Mittens and his bus driver.

      • Mittens is raffling off a chance for citizens to ride cross country on the bus in return for a $5 donation. Using Barry’s fundraising ploys, too. This is hilarious. I love it. Yes, fighting back and with their own tactics. Gird yourself for the inevitable lamestream article telling us how juvenile ROMNEY’S campaign is. 🙂

        Another day, another NON-MENTION of Holder, contempt of Congress, Fast and Furious, or any other of the Holder-connected scandals in my local paper. (Sorry for the typos, which I have now fixed. This WordPress comment box is irritating. It puts my name and email address OVER what I’m typing, so I can’t proofread as I type. At least, unlike our readers, we moderators can edit our comments.)

      • “Sarah Palin was ready to do battle with Obama, but Schmidt and his cohort Nicole Wallace, worked behind the scenes to undermine her effort to actually win. Had McCain had a competent campaign staff, one that didn’t stop Sarah Palin from going after Obama, he might just be president today.

        Some of Romney’s campaign staff have also admitted they have been channeling Andrew Breitbart, and the presser at Solyndra was a fine example.

        Say what you will about Mitt Romney, but he’s doing an excellent job of staying on message, while knocking Obama off of his. There’s a number of us who had hoped for a different nominee, but I gotta say, Mitt and his crew are making this election fun to watch!”

        So I guess we can take comfort that at least it appears that THIS nominee is going to really fight and not MUZZLE anybody, like McCain muzzled Sarah.

  16. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katehicks/2012/06/14/thanks_obamacare_83_of_doctors_surveyed_say_they_may_quit
    The Doctor Patient Medical Association has released a new survey of about 700 doctors, and the results are bleak. Scary bleak. Among other dismal figures, Doctors’ Attitudes on the Future of Medicine: What’s Wrong, Who’s to Blame, and What Will Fix It found that 83% of respondents are contemplating leaving the industry if Obamacare is fully implemented, owing to its disastrous projected consequences. Indeed, they openly blame the healthcare law for their industry’s woes:


    90% say the medical system is on the WRONG TRACK
    83% say they are thinking about QUITTING
    61% say the system challenges their ETHICS
    85% say the patient-physician relationship is in a TAILSPIN
    65% say GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT is most to blame for current problems
    72% say individual insurance mandate will NOT result in improved access care
    49% say they will STOP accepting Medicaid patients
    74% say they will STOP ACCEPTING Medicare patients, or leave Medicare completely
    52% say they would rather treat some Medicaid/Medicare patient for FREE
    57% give the AMA a FAILING GRADE representing them
    1 out of 3 doctors is HESITANT to voice their opinion
    2 out of 3 say they are JUST SQUEAKING BY OR IN THE RED financially
    95% say private practice is losing out to CORPORATE MEDICINE
    80% say DOCTORS/MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS are most likely to help solve things
    70% say REDUCING GOVERNMENT would be single best fix.
    If this isn’t an airtight argument for the repeal of Obamacare, nothing is. When the people providing the actual healthcare are thinking of getting out of the game, the system is clearly broken. Here’s hoping the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare this month.

    • This is exactly the goal of Obamacare. To drive all the physicians out of medicine so that a new crop of graduates AND foreigners can come in and become UNIONIZED STATE EMPLOYEES. These doctors truly DO have large school loans to pay back, so many of them can ill afford to give up medicine; but they took out the loans on the belief that they would make good salaries so they could pay the loans back. Barry can now blackmail them to stay as STATE-EMPLOYED doctors (in the public employees’ union, of course) by promising to FORCE the universities to waive their loans or by simply extracting the money from our wallets to pay off the loans for them, thus also buying their votes in perpetuity. No longer will medicine be the lucrative career that it once was. Now it will be the equivalent of having a bus driver or a state-educated school teacher “caring” for you. As government employees, likely they’ll be immune from lawsuits for malpractice, too. Wait for it. I bet it’s there. They will import hoards (more) of “medical professionals” from the Middle East and Asia, all happy to become DemoncRAT voters to ensure their socialized position in the union shops across America. THEY will think this is the American dream because even $50,000 a year is WONDERFUL to them, considering their current salaries in the state-run hospitals where they toil today. Older people will be lucky to even SEE a doctor. Already Medicare is allowing nurses to “care” for the elderly. That’s fine if all that’s wrong is a sore throat, but what about a condition that requires complex diagnostic skills? It will take you months or maybe even years to actually see a person trained for years in medical schools to diagnose and by then, for you, it might be too late. But that suits the regime, too, because the old are expendable. They don’t “contribute” and only “parasitize” the communal resources of the STATE.

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