Obama’s First Fabricated Autobiography, Circa 1990 (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS July 12, 2012

Below is a partial transcript of the text (minus footnotes) of an article allegedly written by Barack Hussein Obama II in 1990, when he was president of the Harvard Law Review. The article was published in the April 1990 Harvard Law Revue, which is a parody produced by the editorial staff of the Harvard Law Review. As usual, Obama wrote about his favorite topic: himself.  [Emphasis added.]



by Baroque Yo’ Mama

Lots of folks have asked me, “Baruch, what’s it like to be the first Jewish president of the Harvard Law Revue?” Oi! This has gone a bit too far. It’s true that my background is a bit convoluted, but let me try my luck at clarifying these matters once and for all. I was born in Oslo, Norway, the son of a Volvo factory worker and a part-time ice-fisherman. My mother was a backup singer for Abba. They were good folks. As you folks all know, I am extraordinarily mature, and at the age of fifteen I went off to California to enroll at Accidental College. After a couple of years, I decided to go to Colombia, but when offered a position as a judge in Bogota, I fled to Chicago. There I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since. But I don’t want to bore you folks with matters of background and ethnicity. …


The next section of his treatise was called Obamania. Just a few select excerpts:

[M]y mother is an anthropologist or something … I have come to depend upon the use of apparently meaningless symbols to bewilder and befuddle … Giving interviews and granting photo sessions has been a large burden, but when the movie rights are finally bought up I believe it will all be worth it.

Mind you, this was written and published in 1990, years before the “Obamania” of 2008 and years before he made millions off his books about himself. (Interesting that he coined a phrase that Bill O’Reilly now uses on his TV show–Barack and a hard place.) Read once again the sentence beginning, “I was born.” Now compare it to this, which I cobbled together from various Obama quotes, and which is a synopsis of the creation myth that he tells:

I was born in Hawaii. I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. He grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. My mother was a Christian from Kansas. My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed …

Sound rather familiar? The flavor is the same in both biographies–the parody versus the one we’re expected to believe.  Only the details have been changed.  The official version sounds very much like that first published autobiography about the ice-fishing factory worker and the backup singer for Abba.  About as truthful, too.  Obama was elected president of the Harvard Law Review, after a vote by other editors. The process for choosing the president and the editors, who could then become presidential candidates themselves, had recently been modified:

Until the 1970’s the editors were picked on the basis of grades, and the president of the Law Review was the student with the highest academic rank. That system came under attack in the 1970’s and was replaced by a program in which about half the editors are chosen for their grades and the other half are chosen by fellow students after a special writing competition. The new system, disputed when it began, was meant to help insure that minority students became editors of The Law Review. Harvard, like a number of other top law schools, no longer ranks its law students for any purpose including a guide to recruiters.

Harvard no longer ranks law students for any purpose.  Amazing.  From context provided by the rest of the humorous publication, it appears that candidates supplied an autobiography during the presidential election process. How interesting it would be to see what Obama provided, especially considering that for nearly two decades Obama’s next publisher, Acton and Dystel, clearly stated that Obama was born in Kenya.  The Acton and Dystel biography was first published in a booklet in 1991, only a year after Obama wrote this autobiographical joke. How interesting it would be to read his entry for the writing competition.  Keep in mind that Jack Cashill believes that Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father may have been ghostwritten by Bill Ayers. Did Obama write his own entry for the writing competition, or did someone else? Where is that item today?  Given his “historic” election as the “first African-American” editor and president of the Harvard Law Review, one would think that the university would have kept it under glass, in a climate-controlled environment. But no. According to a poorly edited letter written by Obama himself, the entries were destroyed. Grades were considered for only those editorial candidates who chose to release them. Despite what the New York Times said, Obama claimed in 1990 that nobody ever knew upon what basis any person was chosen:

No editors on the Review will ever know whether any given editor was selected on the basis of grades, writing competition, or affirmative action, and no editors who were selected with affirmative action in mind. [sic]

(How amusing that he argued in the letter that the new selection process did nothing to lower standards.) Was Obama chosen upon the basis of his grades or solely upon the basis of “his” writing? Or was it affirmative action? Did Obama write that parody published in the 1990 Harvard Law Revue?  Or was it written for him by the same person who ghost-wrote his memoir?  It wasn’t long after Obama was selected president of the Harvard Law Review that publishers came knocking. He was first tapped to write what sounded like an anthology of essays on race relations, but he soon reverted to his usual favorite topic: himself.  The result was his supposed memoir: Dreams from My Father. This book, of course, has recently been exposed as fabricated to an “alarming extent.” Was the parody the progenitor of the later fabricated, possibly ghost-written memoir?   Another variation on a theme by Obama? Update 07/12/12:  Here’s an excerpt from another page of the parody publication, which will be discussed in a future post. The page contained a profile of Obama, which read, in part:

Occupation: First African African-American President of a major law revue published outside of New Haven.

Chew on that one for a while.

132 responses to “Obama’s First Fabricated Autobiography, Circa 1990 (Open Thread)

  1. July 12, 2012

    Charlie Spiering:

    “Jay Carney sneers at reporter’s request for Obama’s college records”

    “White House Press Secretary Jay Carney derided a reporter today for asking whether President Obama would release his college records in the campaign, to serve as an example of transparency.

    “This is the Donald Trump question,” said Carney referring the reporter to the Obama campaign.

    “This is preposterous,” Carney continued. “This is from the guy who insisted that the president wasn’t born in the United States.”

    Carney reiterated that Obama was an “open book” and had an “extremely sound” record of transparency.”

    [video at link]


    • They don’t need to say that Carney sneers. It’s redundant. Yes, all candidates for the presidency should be open and transparent, ACCORDING TO BARACK OBAMA. In fact, “the only people who don’t want to disclose the truth, are people with something to hide.” (Barack Obama himself, in all his hypocrisy.)

      We the people need to know WHO they all ARE. Who IS Obama? We don’t know.

      Obama’s own publisher said that he was born in Kenya. So does Carney have the same disdain for that publisher?

      Obama says it’s traditional for presidential candidates to release their tax returns. Well, LATELY, it’s been “traditional” for candidates to release their college transcripts (or have them stolen and leaked for them).

      I’d like to see Obama’s tax returns 12 years back from 2008. That’s what he expects from Romney.

      I’d also like to see Obama’s student loan papers. Not to mention his very FIRST birth certificate.

      • I want Obama’s driver’s license applications from Hawai’i, Massachusetts and Illinois released. Or are they “missing,” too?

        • Oh, me, too. Used to be, driver’s licenses were public record. Then some states started using Social Security numbers as the driver’s license numbers and they started to suppress release of the information. Some states allowed you to “opt out” of having your SS# on your license, but they still don’t (in my state) allow people to get the records. Iirc, news organizations would buy the entire database. I seem to remember some of them fighting it when the state started to lock up the information. All this concern over identity theft has cost us a lot with regard to transparency in government. It may be that they will allow news organizations to BUY the database, but it’s the whole thing and it’s expensive. Probably differs in each state. I suspect that those states don’t give out the applications and, even if they did, for Obama they would suppress them, hide them, or conveniently “lose” them. At least until he’s out of office. Maybe forever.

    • “Jeff Kuhner.Blasts Obama’s Hypocrisy – Sealed Records”

  2. Why, thank you, Dan Miller in Panama. Is that a Panama hat? 🙂

    Take note of my update/teaser, if you will. Anybody with a theory why they referred to Barack as an African African-American? It was no mistake, I suspect.

    I’d like to know what you think about that part of his joke bio where he said he went to “Accidental” at the age of 15.

    David Opiyo. Elder of twins. Mark born circa 1965. Barack is older. His “brother” not his half-brother. Just sayin’.

    • African African-American…..either they believed he was from Africa or they were making fun of him because he was selling himself as from Kenya and they were sure he was just another affirmative action black kid from some city in USA and not the foreign student he sold himself to be. After all, those foreign students were always really, really smart and already educated when they got here. In fact, they were usually so smart they never even showed up to classess except to take the tests and blow the grading curve for everyone else. Oh, Barry was never seen at most of his classes? ……

      Well, I think I crossed over to bonafide nutsy-cookoo. I copy and pasted from this site, this article, somewhere in here (I could not have made it up) this phrase “Occupation: First African African-American President of a major law revue published outside of One-Party South, New Haven.” because I was curious what “one-party south, New Haven” is/was. Found lots of interesting info but when I came back to post, the phrase reads,
      “Occupation: First African African-American President of a major law revue published outside of New Haven.” So, where did the One-Party South come from? I simply could not make this up. Like I said, nutxy cookoo………

      Anyways, just the reference to only New Haven, without the One-Party South is an interesting choice or localities to choose for the parody revue publication.

      • When I saw that, I did a double take. It nearly slid by, like “typos” do when, for example, you repeat “the” at the end of one line and the beginning of the next. But it clearly says African African-American. If they were making fun of him pretending to be from Africa, then that means they knew he wasn’t from Africa. Do we know for certain that back then he said he was born in Hawaii? It seems to me that I’ve read somewhere that even in Dreams, he doesn’t say he was BORN in Hawaii. I haven’t read the whole book (who could?) but I scanned for “born in Hawaii” and “I was born” and turned up nothing. Does anybody know whether or not he says in either of his books WHERE he was born? If neither book says anything about his place of BIRTH, then that would be a rather telling omission in an autobiography.

        It’s very true that the African foreign students were the cream of the crop. When I went to college, there were several, mostly from Nigeria or Haiti. All brilliant. The African-Americans students resented the hell out of them. They did NOT consider any of them to be one of them. They were more antagonistic towards the Africans than towards whites, against whom most carried chips on their shoulders. The African-Americans self-segregated and actually glared at white students who didn’t know better than to sit in “their” section of the classroom or at “their” tables in labs, library, or cafeteria. Very clique-ish. Africans need not apply for admission. That’s one reason that I foolishly believed that African-Americans would not accept Obama. They knew he was half white and half AFRICAN, not African-American.

        Maybe, in fact, when he first set out on his political path, his advisors knew this and that’s EXACTLY WHY he ditched the truth about his birth and went to Chicago to become “black”. Isn’t it interesting how he says in Chicago he discovered that he’s black and stayed that way?

        The only evidence we have from those days that he may have claimed to be born in Hawaii, that I can think of, is one news story and a profile, iirc, from Harvard. Could these items be photoshopped/manipulated/created/planted, just as we suspect the birth announcements and the selective service card were?

        As you see, they can’t scrub everything. Things turn up again and again and then they have to scramble to come up with yet another rationalization to spin the truth.

        Have you ever seen ANY evidence that any other politician was born somewhere he was not? Have you seen news stories or online biographies that say, for example, George W. Bush was born in Mexico? Or that Ronald Reagan was born in Canada? If something like that turned up, everybody would say WTF?!!!

        Where there’s smoke–there’s fire.

        Anybody understand that reference to New Haven? Would that be Connecticut? I’m not familiar with Ivy League or Law schools, so …

        Ok. Got it. Yale Law School, New Haven, CT. Did they have an AA president at the time? CT. That’s interesting. Thinking of a CT SS#.

        • Miri, do you have an actual copy of this 1990 document? Or a “real” photo of it? I can’t wait to see the rest of what you have, but I find myself a little skeptical that he would write those words in 1990.

          • That’s why I said allegedly, because I always hold out the possibility that this is planted and bogus. I will hurry with my next post.

    • “I’d like to know what you think about that part of his joke bio where he said he went to “Accidental” at the age of 15. ” Well, if he did then his age would match closer to his original myspace page! He was always bigger than his classmates. Maybe not from genetics but from age difference?

      • Scratch the second comment, please….it does not make sense about his age…..I did not articlulate the thought correctly.

        • That’s okay. Your point being that his age is reported differently, all over the place. It’s so hard to know what’s true and what’s not. The only explanations I can think of that he’d be making fun of himself with regard to going to Accidental at age 15 is if he was lying about his age, he was really younger than he claims today, or previously got caught lying about his age to make himself seem more brilliant than he is. Maybe they ribbed him about being older. Who knows? I just think it’s curious. It becomes obvious that the people at Harvard knew he was a blowhard, full of himself, a prevaricator, etc.

      • His myspace had him older than he claims, not younger. He would have been born around the same time as Mark, if he was 15 when he went to “Accidental”. (Of course, without transcripts, we don’t know when he went to Occidental.) When he was at Harvard Law, he was older than all the other students, if you believe he was born when he says he was born.

      • It does look superimposed. Doesn’t the bridgedeck look odd? As if it ends in mid-air?

        I’ve never been to San Francisco. Does that look like a place somebody would be able to stand for a photo? What are they standing on? A cliff? No railing?

        Doesn’t Barry’s shirt look like it was made from his mother’s dress? Remember that ugly green one, where she’s sitting on a lawn, as if on a picnic? It looks more like a shirt someone would wear in Hawaii than in San Francisco.

        How is he holding his sister? With one arm. In a precarious spot like that.

        This is a new campaign deal, as in the last campaign. Suddenly these photos are coming out, to make them look like the wholesome, all-American family who took a road trip on Route 66, just like so many Americans did in those days. They have them in front of all the big tourist spots.

        They’ve rolled out Maya again. On a website called Women for Obama, or something like that. Trying to get the women’s vote. It’s INSULTING to women, as if ALL WE CARE ABOUT is whether or not he and his mom and sister were a cohesive little family. We KNOW that’s not true because this happened right at the time she DUMPED him on her parents and went back to Indonesia WITH MAYA, but not with Barry.

        This is WHY he wasn’t close to his mother. She abandoned him for her career, basically. Left him with two people he did not even know. WHITE people. Gasp!

  3. A little birdie (she knows who she is) told us about this photo. Sorry it took two days to notice the tip. Thank you!

    So here we have more evidence of that mainland trip to all the hot tourista spots. Circa?

    It’s a screen shot from this video. Gag alert.

    • Dr. P: If you’re out there, take note of the “head games” in that video.

      • It looks like they are standing in front of an oil painting. And they don’t have any necks to speak of. Summer..so they couldn’t add a scarf or muffler of some sort to cover that up. Short necked children don’t have long skinny necks when they grow up!

    • Tan lines do not lie, the color of one’s pigmentation does not change so drastically over the year’s –

      From some of my research on the Weather Underground –

      What It Is
      How It Works

      Snip ~


      Fully aware that if it appeared openly in its true guise as a bridge-head of a hostile, foreign dictatorship, the Communist Party, USA, would attract little support, its methods are based primarily upon deception. This approach is inherent in the Communist movement and was laid down by Lenin in his work “Left-Wing” Communism: An Infantile Disorder, first printed in Russia in April 1920, in which he declares:

      It is necessary to agree to any and every sacrifice, and even — if need be — to resort to all sorts of devices, manoeuvres, and illegal methods, to evasion and subterfuge.

      Hence the Communist Party, pro-Soviet always, nevertheless calls itself the party of Jefferson, Jackson, and Lincoln, It operates behind the scenes of the Progressive Party and the American Labor Party. Its members resort to aliases and deny their affiliation. It builds up numerous front organizations with attractive labels to ensnare the unwary in its various campaigns. Its leaders do not hesitate to deceive their own members as to the party’s real nature and purpose.

      Maybe it’s time we asked the Russian government who Barry Obama aka Barry Soetoro, etc, etc is. The man is a communist period, hiding his past and his REAL identity.

      • Oh, good find, Leza. I read somewhere that he artificially tans to keep himself looking darker. That is pretty darned pale, isn’t it?

        CPUSA based on deception? In that, they certainly have much in common with Islamists and their taqiyya.

        An infantile disorder. How true is that?!!!! It describes progressivism well, too.

        I’ll put the photo here so all can “enjoy”:

        I’m darker than Barry! Instead of asking, “Am I blue?”, I’ll ask, “Am I black?” 🙂

        • What is going on with this latest pic today on Fox. It is even more black than his black persona. As to the article itself. Romney needs to catch these things before they are tossed out. Whatever is Obama’s weakness or reality, he spouts the other person is that way. Barry knew attention was going to be brought to his offshore jobs with our dollars so he threw out that Romney was doing that. It will keep happening if Mitt doesn’t go after all this stuff here. This happened with college records, tax records, transparency, even natural born citizen accusing Mitt of all these things. Mitt needs to get bold and think outside the box. Bust paradigms. Like at the naacp, he should have shown a video of a partial birth abortion and also of a baby, I mean an abortion, left to die, I mean complete the abortion. Then showed Obama’s signature and words/reasoning for supporting this. Followed with How many black men that are need in Amerca have been not only killed but left die? The presidents policies leave all Blacks to die. Their opportunity has been killed. Their hope. etc., and then read the words of Margaret Sanger. then connect acorn to obama to planned parenthood and finish with the dying baby earlier taking it’s last breath, “Saying Barack Obama no longer enslaves since it is easier to outright kill off babie and the human spirit of Blacks” Say aloud Barry is not black but arab descent and is using the black causes to exterminate them. Say it, Mitt. Say Barack is a man in disguise and why. Now, that would have gotten him not only a standing ovation but votes.

            • Well, in “light” of the photo we saw yesterday, with the tan lines, it sure appears that he’s darkening for the election. Maybe it’s just because of the hours in the sun on the links–golfing while DC burns (figuratively speaking).

              • I think I understand…..He had to go darker because his lighter black would not look black next to Romney..

          • More black again ? FAKE to a beat…

          • just looked at the picture. Whoa, I see what you mean. Well that ,I think is outstanding, the contrast beside the white Romney. Yeah, make sure this is about race, keep the myth going. THese people should make everybody sick. When is Reggie Love comming back so O can pump up his skinny limp noodle bod , like the photo above? That tan line , wow, I just hadn’t noticed before how pale he was looking. He starts looking sickly when he gets as pale as he naturally is, doesn’t he. I’m still having nightmares from the video one of you posted of him in that GREEN suit. He looked like the Grinch, or he should have had one of the muppets doing the interview with him. When O’s hair gets grayer he starts looking like Nelson Mandela. When he gets pale he looks more like Lame Cherry’s discription of Barry Chin. My friend calls them Chinks. I think O. needs some “saggin baggin” blue jeans with a chain pocket watch and a hoody.

    • Watched the video…just another little inconsistency but Maya says her mother died after “a year of treatment” for her cancer. Wiki say: she was diagnosed in early 1995 after coming back to the states.

  4. The story … Chapter 10 Marked Man… online many selected pages
    said David Opiyo Obama… Ruth’s second child BORN ..Sept.11, 1967
    he contracted malaria in 1968. Chapter 11 What School you went? Tells
    how he got in.

  5. miri.. hey the eye glasses… the same ones ? that the woman
    with Stanley the (dad) and his? sister wore? standing at a dock with
    water behind them? She was in Yellow??

  6. In my opinion one of the most important times in Obama’s life was the final year of his mother’s life. How often did Obama see her mother who was dying from cancer? This time period would have been very close to when he finished his book about his deadbeat dad.

    Was Obama so obtuse as to write a book about his dad, and then when he found out his mom was dying, to not spend any time with her? This mid 90’s time period in Obama’s life was NOT vetted in any way in 2008.

    • Very true. They are now rehabilitating his image with regard to his relationship with his mother. I personally don’t believe he likes women much. A twist of fate gave him two daughters. The only thing we’ve heard about him and his mother from that time is phone calls, allegedly giving her legal advice about her medical bills. He wasn’t there with her; too busy “lecturing” in Chicago.

      • Rehabilitating his image, yes and it’s so easy when it’s all fabrication in short sound bites in his speeches, with nobody to question anything.
        I often wonder where he got those two daughters. Anyone ever see Muchelle pregnant? I just noticed I’m responding to an old post. Yikes

  7. by now we know the chances are approaching 100% that he registered for college as a foreign student.

    there are no excuses for any journalist or media type.
    they all know as much as we do.

    when this all comes out, jail them too

    • They certainly are an embarrassment to the profession. It’s ironic that their behavior is destroying their own livelihoods. The public’s confidence in the news media is at an all time low. Why? They would probably tell themselves it’s because of the Internet or FOX News, but the TRUTH is that We the People are not as stupid as they think we are. We get sick of being lied to, talked down to, or nudged in the progressive direction by propaganda disguised as news. We know NOW how much they suppress. How much they deliberately don’t report. They uniformly (Limbaugh pointed this out years ago) say that they went into “journalism” to “change the world.” The purpose of journalism is to report the news in an unbiased fashion in order to give free individuals the information that THEY NEED TO MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS, not to have decisions made FOR THEM by some progressive elite and then spoon-fed to them.

      Here’s an example of the mindset, coming directly from their Dear Leader.


      Asked what his biggest failing was during his first term, Barry said:

      “The mistake of my first term – couple of years – was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important, but, you know, the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.”

      He also said, “And in my first two years, I think the notion was, ‘Well, he’s been juggling and managing a lot of stuff, but where’s the story that tells us where he’s going?’ And I think that was a legitimate criticism.”

      Barry said that he should do better at “explaining, but also inspiring.”

      “Presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney pounced on Obama’s comments, saying, “Being president is not about telling stories.”

      “President Obama believes that millions of Americans have lost their homes, their jobs and their livelihood because he failed to tell a good story,” Romney said in a written statement. “Being president is about leading, and President Obama has failed to lead. No wonder Americans are losing faith in his presidency.””

      This man Obama is a textbook case of arrested development and he has the eternal GALL to talk down to Americans AS IF WE ARE CHILDREN. We don’t need him to GIVE us any “sense of unity and purpose and optimism.”

      If we have no sense of unity, it’s because he has set out to DIVIDE AMERICANS.

      We have a sense of purpose: Get him out of office and restore our Constitutional Republic.

      If we have no sense of optimism, it’s because his thugs have systematically destroyed it, with their boots on the necks of Congress and the Courts and the media. Not to mention his policies that have DESTROYED jobs across America and deliberately made millions of Americans more insecure and more dependent upon government.

    • yo —

      “by now we know the chances are approaching 100% that he registered for college as a foreign student.”
      Comment at ORYR:


      “It has already been forgotten that Obama claimed he was “Kenyan born – raised in Indonesia and Hawaii” for at LEAST 16 years. (until 4 months after he announced candidacy for president)

      Now obots (and media) want to aliby for him that he was LYING ALL THAT TIME – in fact lying ALL HIS LIFE until the last 4 years he finally tells the truth. (so 16+ years vs 4 years)

      So they want to claim he LIED his way into college (and probably federal grants/loans).

      They don’t realize, (or don’t want to admit):

      1. That it is harder to prove entry into college than it is for president. So it is very unlikely that he could have gotten into 3 college’s with lies. (He would probably have to have PROVEN that he was “foreign born”.)

      2. IF he received federal grants/loans under FALSE PRETENSES, that is a FEDERAL CRIME in itself.

      Either way … “BOOK EM – DANNO” !!!”

  8. There’s an editorial out there that’s being copied all over the nation. It’s an attack on Sheriff Arpaio, unfavorably comparing him to Andy Griffith’s Sheriff Andy Taylor. No way is this a coincidence and it gives evidence that the Journolist is activated ahead of the Arpaio presser that’s coming up on Tuesday. http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/EJMontini/166005

  9. Mitt Romney is demanding an apology from the Obama campaign for suggesting that he committed a “felony” by lying to the American people. When will they address Obama’s LIES? Anyway, here’s the truth:

    “Romney’s campaign issued a statement Thursday from Bain that said Romney “left Bain Capital in February 1999 to run the Olympics and has had absolutely no involvement with the management or investment activities of the firm or with any of its portfolio companies since the day of his departure. Due to the sudden nature of Mr. Romney’s departure, he remained the sole stockholder for a time while formal ownership was being documented and transferred to the group of partners who took over management of the firm in 1999. Accordingly, Mr. Romney was reported in various capacities on SEC filings during this period.”

    J.W. Verrett, an attorney and economics scholar at George Washington University’s Mercatus Center, also told Fox News that the original Globe report appeared to “be confused” about the SEC filings.

    He noted they refer to “Bain Capital VI,” which he described as an investment separate from Bain Capital itself.

    “Saying that Governor Romney was the CEO of Bain Capital VI is like saying that I am the CEO of my retirement account … it’s a silly bit of legalese and it doesn’t also mean I am CEO of all the companies in which I invest,” he said in an email.” http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/07/12/presidential-rivals-trade-charges-lying-romney-demands-apology-over-felony/

    Listen to Sununu (again!): http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/07/john-sununu-can-you-imagine-how-dumb-this-president-is-this-president-is-not-smart-at-all-video/

  10. Over 10 Million jobs.
    That’s how many jobs are missing from the Obama economy.

  11. miri, if this is useful put this somewhere. This teacher (dead now) was the daughter of the Honolulu Mayor (1955-1969). She went to Punahou and she taught kindergarten there 1965 or a bit after. Just wonder if she ever mentioned knowing Barak since she was there forever. I wonder too, what her father looked like. Doesn’t look like he welcomhttp://obits.staradvertiser.com/2011/06/19/marilyn-blaisdell-ane/ed B. Sr. to HI. in that dock photo,does it?

    • alfy and everybody else, did you ever hear that Maya had a hanai mother?

      • a hanai mother? Where’d you hear that?

      • Miri, Re; Maya had a hanai mother?


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        August 30, 2008

        Democratic National Convention Day 3 Recap and Photos

        So much happened on Day 3 that it’s going to be tough to keep this recap reasonable in length. In terms of official convention business, the main event was the official nomination of Sen. Barack Obama. Since the primary season ended in early June, Sen. Obama has been the presumptive Democratic nominee as he won the majority of pledged delegates in the various primaries and caucuses, and he had enough pledged superdelegates to capture a majority of the total delegates at stake. However, until the delegates cast their ballots at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, the nomination wasn’t official. In a dramatic, though not unexpected, gesture for unity, Sen. Clinton interrupted the traditional roll call vote of each state’s delegates to move to suspend the rules and confirm Sen. Obama’s nomination by acclaimation (voice vote). The emotional impact on the convention was palpable; you can hear my live play by play of the events in my post below. As a young person, it’s easy to forget just how unbelievably momentous Sen. Obama’s candidacy is; during the roll call vote, Bertha Means, an 88 year old African American delegate from my Senate District in Austin, sobbed uncontrollably for over 15 minutes as the votes for Sen. Obama were being called out. She understood the history, the improbability of the moment.

        My day began with the AAPI Caucus meeting, where Maya, Konrad, and several AAPI political figures spoke to the AAPI delegates and guests about voter registration and outreach for the critical remaining weeks of the election. Celebrities Kelly Hu and Tamlyn Tomita also made appearances. I also got to meet Georgia McCauley, Barack and Maya’s hanai mother (a Native Hawaiian adoption tradition comparable to being a godparent, but with even deeper implications) and the Chair of Democrats Abroad Philippines. Georgia reminded the audience that US citizens living abroad can vote in the presidential election, and it’s important for us to reach out to our friends, family, and colleagues abroad to vote for Sen. Obama.

        • Georgia McCauley, executive director of Hawai’i Kids Watch


          Amazing Miri!! I had never heard of – Maya had a hanai mother until I just read your question above! I ran a search and found what I have posted above.

          • I was just gettin ready to post when I see Leza already posted. I knew the name but no idea what she did. Thanks. The Hanai term , I think is a loose term consindering someone is like family. Doesn’t necessarily mean a seriously legal family member.

          • Alfy –

            Snip ~

            Children were raised by, not only their parents, but by grandparents and other relatives. Hanai was the kanaka maoli custom whereby a family adopts a child given by someone else and raises that child as a family member. No written records were necessary.


            I’m sure Miri has more information on Hanai than the link I provided above.

            • Did somebody adopt him in Huwai? 🙂

            • I remember talking about Hanai adoptions many, many times over the years. There’s probably plenty about it here on our blog, unless it was at TD’s. What a coincidence that these McCauleys are involved in what they are involved in.

          • What a coincidence that these McCauleys are involved in what they are involved in.

            David S. McCauley – Asian Development Bank – Global Warming

            One continues loop of the same connections and flow of $$. And the connection to the Philippines through the McCauleys, first thing I thought of also was the “other” Ann.

            • Yeah, really. I’m trying to figure out how it is that they met in Jakarta and she ended up in Hawaii being Barry’s and Maya’s hanai mother. So far found the daughter Lara. She (Georgia) gave a whole bunch of donations to Barry in 2008. She looks older than Barry; younger than SAD. So did they meet through her husband’s job? His office was next to SAD’s at the bank. I found several stories that mention her and that say Ann was in Pakistan in the mid-80s. Remember this article? My, the “mistakes” that are apparent in it now. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/2591139/Barack-Obamas-true-colours-The-making-of-the-man-who-would-be-US-president.html

              Georgia M Mccauley: Atlanta, GA; Falls Church, VA; Waialua, HI; Honolulu, HI; age 59
              Marika Alena Mccauley
              Lara A Mccauley (daughter) now Mrs. Michael D’Arcy
              Gwen C Mccauley
              David S Mccauley (husband)
              Bruce G Mccauley

              There’s that nexus with Georgia, again. And Virginia, of course: DC, etc.

            • Did you notice that there’s a Georgia M. McCauley working in the office of the Hawaii Dept. of the ATTORNEY GENERAL? On Beretania St., too. http://dev.ncjp.org/node/8?q=states/hi

              How freaking convenient. Thinking of those sunshine law requests so many researchers made that were turned down after consultations with the AG or people in the AG’s office.

            • “David S. McCauley is an environmental economist and policy expert with long experience in Asia. A frequent consultant and advisor to international assistance agencies and Asian governments, he is Adjunct Senior Fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii and Affiliate Graduate Faculty Member at the University of Hawaii, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. His paper is based, in part, on an analysis commissioned by the Asian Development Bank, but the views and positions expressed are his own. Dr. McCauley’s undergraduate training was in the environmental sciences, and he holds a Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of Hawaii.”

              Click to access Tamerlane%20Master.pdf


              Longer profile there. Excerpt:

              “He Heads the Climate Change Program Coordination Unit at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Manila, Philippines and is responsible for providing policy and technical direction to ADB’s climate change programs at the project, country and regional levels and serves as focal point for work on reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation. He coordinates ADB climate change work with multilateral and bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations and private foundations.

              Prior to ADB, he worked for International Resources Group, a leading US environmental consulting firm, finishing as Asia-Pacific Director.

              He also has worked for the US Agency for International Development, serving in Indonesia as Senior Environment and Natural Resources Policy Advisor and in Washington advising on global environmental programs and environmental assistance in the former Soviet Union. He worked for the Environment and Policy Institute of the East-West Center in Honolulu and the Ford Foundation and Harvard Institute for International Development in Indonesia as an economist and environment specialist.”

          • McCauley’s husband is like the essence of everything we’ve been seeing for the past 4 years , isn’t he. I mean , everybody we ever look into has some associations with this stuff, but he’s loaded with credentials of this sort aint’ he. And then Miri, I want to know, how many times have you found stuff associated with Falls Church , Virginia. That place is in all my miscelaneous stuff, things I haven’t ever mentioned, but Falls Church has been a dark hole of sorts for me.I think the McCauley’s are just the crux for me ,as they are the esxsential overload of the same kind of people I’ve been finding since the beginning associated with Barak’s garrison of people.. If they aren’t social justice whackos, they’re anthropologists, or USAID bozos, ford Foundation misfits. I’ve come to realize that if I wasn’t such a misfit myself, that this is what most the next generation is aspiring to be doing these days…..trapsing off to faraway places saving the world from global warming,protecting the population from themselves and their environment. God, the McCauley’s are normal, I guess. It’s me that’s so queeer.

            • I hear you! Isn’t it the truth about all the self-involved kids who pretend that the reason they’re traveling the world is to do “social justice”? They want to “give back”. What I want to know is: give WHAT back and TO WHOM? Whom they should be giving back to are their parents who raised them, fed them, schooled them, and now, instead of getting jobs to pay their parents back, they’re “traipsing” the world under the guise of doing good. It can’t be because they enjoy traveling around the world and not actually WORKING for a living, can it? They spend thousands on these trips that, if they only stayed home, they could donate that money and buy thousands of shoes or water wells or goats and sheep for the poor in Africa or wherever. But then, what’s in it for them other than a quiet sense of self-satisfaction? They’re not satisfied until everyone else admires them for all their goodness. So how unselfish are they? Not very.

              They remind me of the wealthy glitterati who put on soirees for “charity”. Then they entice OTHER PEOPLE to give THEIR MONEY to the cause and they act as if their “contribution” of their presence was generous enough.

              About Falls Church, I hear you there, too. It’s always Arlington or Falls Church.

          • Did you notice that there’s a Georgia M. McCauley working in the office of the Hawaii Dept. of the ATTORNEY GENERAL?

            OMG, no i did not notice that or look into Georgia regarding her employment in Hawaii. Great discovery Miri. I did just now after reading your comment find Georgia works – CRIME PREVENTION & JUSTICE ASSISTANCE, LMBO!! Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance! boy oh boy, does this peace of work not have all the angles covered. In my Opinion just more proof how planned out this has been for years! We report he has committed a crime, whose desk would it go across? Georgia McCauley’s!?!? Reminds me of some research I did on Hawaii awhile back and how Hawaiians had THEIR land sold out from under them and sold to the Chinese, and how Hawaii’s law enforcement would do NOTHING to help them, because as the story goes the politicians and the law enforcement all had a hand in profiting from the Chinese land transactions!

            Hale Auhau
            425 Queen Street
            Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

            425 Queen Street, Honolulu 96813
            Administrator ………………………………. Georgia McCauley

            Click to access ag.pdf

          • I just found Contributions for Neil Abercrombie where Georgia McCauley claims 2009-06-30 she was Self-Employed as a Consultant. So she must have started her position with the Hawaii Dept. of the Attorney General AFTER the one was sworn in, amazing!

            David McCauley is listed also, and of course he has his position listed as a Climate Specialist for Asian Development Bank.

            But their address’s a different:
            David is listed at – 68615 Farrington Hwy Waialua, HI
            Georgia is listed at – 4224 Waialae Ave #607 Honolulu, HI

            Divorced? I did come across a Marie McCauley who just amazingly received the promotion to police chief in Hawaii sometime last year, the new wife of David? oh my, I have a head ace!

            Both links –
            Contributions for Neil Abercrombie

            Marie McCauley’s promotion to police chief

          • Georgia is listed at – 4224 Waialae Ave #607 Honolulu, HI

            After searching that address I believe it’s a business address? for Georgia, maybe her Consulting firm at the time? that would make scene. So that takes me back to Marie McCauley, another relation?

          • Georgia M Mccauley: Atlanta, GA; Falls Church, VA; Waialua, HI; Honolulu, HI; age 59
            Marika Alena Mccauley
            Lara A Mccauley (daughter) now Mrs. Michael D’Arcy
            Gwen C Mccauley
            David S Mccauley (husband)
            Bruce G Mccauley
            News Department Article


            Bruce G. McCauley, University of California
            publication information

            California Agriculture 8(2):2-16. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v008n02p2. February 1954.
            author affiliations

            Bruce G. McCauley is Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Cooperative Agent of the Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California and the Bureau of Agricultural Economics, U.S.D.A.
            1954 David’s father?

            • Oh, that might be. Notice California. The Dunhams were in California. Stan supposedly went to Berkeley for a few years.

        • DRAFT — not for circulation or quotation without permission


          new? information in the above pdf but also see foot note 1 – Thanks go to Georgia and David McCauley. Janny Scott is also acknowledged.
          also –
          In the capsule version of the Barack Obama story, his mother is simply the white woman from Kansas. The phrase
          comes coupled alliteratively to its counterpart, the black father from Kenya. On the campaign trail, he has called her
          his “single mom.” But neither description begins to capture the unconventional life of Stanley Ann Dunham Soetoro,
          the parent who most shaped Mr. Obama.

          Snip ~

          She became a consultant for the United States Agency for International Development on setting up a village credit
          program, then a Ford Foundation program officer in Jakarta specializing in women’s work. Later, she was a
          consultant in Pakistan, then joined Indonesia’s oldest bank to work on what is described as the world’s largest
          sustainable microfinance program, creating services like credit and savings for the poor.
          Visitors flowed constantly through her Ford Foundation office in downtown Jakarta and through her house in a
          neighborhood to the south, where papaya and banana trees grew in the front yard and Javanese dishes like opor
          ayam were served for dinner. Her guests were leaders in the Indonesian human rights movement, people from
          women’s organizations, representatives of community groups doing grass-roots development.
          “I didn’t know a lot of them and would often ask after, ‘Who was that ?’ ” said David S. McCauley, now an
          environmental economist at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, who had the office next door. “You’d find out it
          was the head of some big organization in with thousands of members from central Java or someplace, somebody
          that she had met some time ago, and they would make a point of coming to see her when they came to Jakarta.”

          Snip ~

          By JANNY SCOTT

          Click to access article_a1000.pdf


          Afghanistan’s Environment in Transition
          Author : Ali Azimi, David McCauley PhD
          Publisher : Asian Development Bank / 2003-09-01
          Binding : Paperback / 40 Pages
          ISBN 10 : 9715614787
          ISBN 13 : 9789715614788

          Book Summary

          The book Afghanistan’s Environment in Transition is written by Ali Azimi, David McCauley PhD. It is published by Asian Development Bank on 2003-09-01.

          Providing perspectives on the most significant environmental issues currently facing Afghanistan as it emerges from years of conflict and isolation, this book recommends a set of approaches to rehabilitate and protect the natural resource base while providing the Afghani people with the means for their livelihoods through sustainable resources. This book examines how these resources have been severely degraded as a consequence of past political instability and weakly implemented environment and resource management policies.


          • Plenary 4_David McCauley

            David McCauley D id M C l Head, Climate Change Program Coordination Unit Asian Development Bank


          • Star Bulletin Honolulu

            Vol. 13, Issue 223 – Sunday, August 10, 2008

            Snip ~

            “They’re a simple family,” said Georgia McCauley, a longtime family friend. “They’re not pretentious. His grandmother’s lived in the same
            two-bedroom apartment for 40 years. They never drove fancy cars. They chose to put their resources into education and travel. … Their success was based on intellect and hard work, grandparents who sacrificed. It’s the American story.”
            Snip ~
            “I cannot remember ever being with her when she didn’t talk about him,” said McCauley, who got to know her in Jakarta and continued the friendship in Hawaii. “All of her friends knew about Barry. We gathered that he was very sharp, very interesting and was going to be doing exceptional things. There was never any question about that.”


            Barack Obama’s grandmother dies
            Death of Madelyn Dunham, 86, announced day before election

            updated 11/3/2008 7:46:34 PM ET

            Snip ~

            Longtime family friend Georgia McCauley visited the 10th-floor apartment where Obama had lived with his grandparent.


            ReCap from above –

            « Hawai’i Stars in Denver | Main | Democratic National Convention Day 4 Recap and Photos »

            August 30, 2008

            Democratic National Convention Day 3 Recap and Photos

            Snip ~

            My day began with the AAPI Caucus meeting, where Maya, Konrad, and several AAPI political figures spoke to the AAPI delegates and guests about voter registration and outreach for the critical remaining weeks of the election. Celebrities Kelly Hu and Tamlyn Tomita also made appearances. I also got to meet Georgia McCauley, Barack and Maya’s hanai mother (a Native Hawaiian adoption tradition comparable to being a godparent, but with even deeper implications) and the Chair of Democrats Abroad Philippines. Georgia reminded the audience that US citizens living abroad can vote in the presidential election, and it’s important for us to reach out to our friends, family, and colleagues abroad to vote for Sen. Obama.


          • Island life in multiracial Hawaii shaped Obama

            Posted 8/7/2008 10:09 PM

            By Mark Niesse, Associated Press Writer

            HONOLULU — The diverse culture of the nation’s 50th state — and the island nature of Hawaii itself — shaped Barack Obama’s view of the world and the politics he would practice.

            Those who knew him as a child say that view and those politics click with the themes of his Democratic presidential campaign. For Obama, though, Hawaii is even more personal, the place where he picked up basketball and formed his racial identity.

            “If you grow up here, where we have no majority and there’s a complete ethnic mix, people have learned how to get along with others who look different and are from different places,” said longtime family friend Georgia McCauley.

            “In Hawaii, because we have a confined space in terms of being an island state, we perhaps have to learn how to cooperate and compromise more,” McCauley said. “We learn how to listen to each other and work on things in a positive manner.”

            Picture – Georgia McCauley

            Georgia McCauley, a Longtime family friend of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. poses for a photograph on a beach walk on Oahu’s North Shore, Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 in Mokuleia, Hawaii. (snip)


            Excuse me while I throw up! wait until you read it, be sure you have clearance to make it to the r.r.!

            • Thank you for the gag alert. I thought it might be necessary to get a barf bag ready.

              Mark Niesse is another of the “fabulists” and we can certainly add McCauley to the list of complicit ones.

          • wow! I can see why Georgia McCauley is their hanai. Just remove her head and replace it with Stanley Ann’s and wala!, got the spitting image of the very plump Stanley ann,right down to her little toes.
            Obama in 2008 hadn’t seen his dear ‘grandma’ for 18-19 months,and he really wants to spend some time with her….then he says”he wants to spend some time with ‘those children too. Just whose children are they…those children….maybe it’s a misquote ,but ‘those children sounds a bit odd.

            • I know. This is 2008. Maya had how many kids in 2008? Those children were supposed to be Madelyn’s great-grandchildren. The only ones she has are Sasha and Malia and Maya’s kids. And how many of them were there from Maya in 2008?

              I’m wondering when SAD met Georgia McCauley. Was SAD her teacher? The stories make it sound as if Georgia grew up in Hawaii, unless she was only speaking speculatively about what it’s like to grow up there. So what was Georgia doing in Jakarta? Were her parents diplomats, too? Did she run in the same circles as Genevieve Cook?

          • And since when is charitable work the work of microfinance queens,banks,bankers,sustainable living characters,? Oh, my bad, I forgot we’re living in the times of CHANGE….a new world where all the poor can latch onto the new lifeboat with never before offered social security numbers,bank account numbers,credit cards,cap and trade credit cards. A new charitable world where vounteerism is now mandatory and comunity organizors are the new saviors of the world. Stanley Ann has given her all for the poor.She even gave her only son, so the poor wo all would not have to suffer. Where have I seen that before?

          • wow! I can see why Georgia McCauley is their hanai. Just remove her head and replace it with Stanley Ann’s and wala!

            I agree Alfy, but like Miri said Georgia looks to young. But it doesn’t mean they did not use Georgia’s body for photo shopping. But I do have to agree with you, even the toes! amazing how over the years we have learned how to notice such detail!

        • Let me go get the url of the story I found. http://web.archive.org/web/20081204212110/http://www.starbulletin.com/news/hawaiinews/Madelyn_Dunham_blazed_a_trail_for_women_in_banking.html?page=all&c=y

          “Madelyn and Stanley Dunham maintained a simple lifestyle, enjoying family meals together and games of bridge with friends, eschewing the trappings that might come with a bank vice presidency. They were “not interested in rank or power or privilege,” said Georgia McCauley, a close family friend who became “hanai mother” to Obama’s younger sister Maya after their mother died in 1995 at age 52.

          “Her grandmother’s lived in the same two-bedroom apartment for 40 years,” McCauley said. “They never drove fancy cars. They chose to put their resources into education and travel.””

          Here’s another name for you:

          “”I used to be in awe of her, half intimidated and half in awe,” said Naomi Komenaka, who supervised a program at the state Judiciary where Dunham volunteered as an arbitrator. “She was feisty and sharp, really sharp. I felt like I had to be two steps ahead of her, and it was challenging to be two stes ahead of her because she was so quick … I really learned a lot from her.””

          • I have decided to come to my own conclusion that Madelyn and Ralph Dunham, whether directly or indirectly raised B. Obama and that they were full fledged communists, not by any written or documented proof but by the way in which a black child of white parents whose sole obsession of both the parents and child is consumed with racial tensions, racial identity, no white benevolence of any kind on the parents part. Only a communist could be so consumed with this pastime.

          • wonder if these mccauleys are any kin to the Daniel J. McCauley ,chairman of the SEC from 1960-61 till his resignation. He also served on general council of the Federal Trade Commision during Isenhower administration.

          • ANIEL MCCAULEY SE BECOMES SEC COMMISSIONER Daniel McCauley Jr of Philadelphia has asssd
            his duties as Member of the SEC He serves under recess appointment by President Eisenhower for the balance
            of term expiring June 1961 succeeding Commissioner Janes Sargent who resigned effective at the cia.
            of business October 21 1960
            During the put fourteen months Commissioner McCauley has served as General Counsel to the Federal Trade
            Coisaion For about three and one-half years prior thereto he had served on the SEC staff initially as
            Administrator of its Washington Regional Off ice and for nearly three years as Associate General Counsel in
            which positions he gained wide experience in all major phases of this Couisstons activities under the Federal
            securities laws His experience in securities regulation also includes eighteen months service during 1954-53
            as Special Deputy Attorney General of the State of Pennsylvania assigned to the Pennsylvania Securities CameLs
            sian In this capacity he supervised stock fraud investigations and state enforcement actions rendered opin
            ions to the State Commission and argued cases on appeal to the Superior and Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania
            native of Philadelphia where he was born in 1917 Commissioner McCauley holds degrees of Bachelor of Science
            from LaSalle College and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Pennsylvania Law School He was admitted to
            the Pennsylvania bar in 1941
            According to other info I found he is a JEW.

          • So, I recently got a copy of the Honolulu Advertiser obituary for Stanley Armour (and Stanley Ann) Dunham from the hawaii state library. They describe him as “retired from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance”. I was surprised, but then was able to find other references saying he started selling insurance “in the 70s”. So, why I wonder, do recent bios STILL always refer to him as (only) a furniture salesman? I don’t know when he retired (anyone?) but assuming he worked at John Hancock for 5-10 years at least, one would think that would become part of his resume/biography.
            Just one of those things…

          • hummmm….

            So, I recently got a copy of the Honolulu Advertiser obituary for Stanley Armour (and Stanley Ann) Dunham from the hawaii state library. They describe him as “retired from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance”. I was surprised, but then was able to find other references saying he started selling insurance “in the 70s”. So, why I wonder, do recent bios STILL always refer to him as (only) a furniture salesman?

        • Oh, ho! (And I don’t mean Don.) So she’s Barry’s hanai mother, too?!! What are the “deeper implications?” You get to claim that you’re a Native Hawaiian and get a certificate of Hawaiian birth? Is that name Georgia McCauley familiar? We’ve researched so much and so many different people that I can’t remember. She’s Chair of Democrats Abroad PHILIPPINES? And old family friend from the PHILIPPINES? Thinking of that “wife in the Philippines.”

          You should have given us a gag alert. 🙂

          • hmm…interesting. She was or is chair?

          • alfy, I guess she was chair in 2008, when that story was written. The woman looks younger than SAD. She also, oddly enough, resembles Alex McNear (in the face). I wonder who she is or was before she married. She doesn’t look Hawaiian to me. Why would non-Hawaiians practice hanai adoption?

          • Personally, I think it’s just a word they have learned and take delight in applying to themselves. They’re all Hanai if you ask me.These people are so freaking weird they probably have some cats and pigs and dogs as hanai too,so I wouldn’t put too much stock in Georgia’s use of the word. They knew it’d make the story that much more intriguing….keep us guessing right?

            • She looks more his age than someone who would be a godmother or hanai “mother”. Why would a grown man NEED a hanai mother? In 1995, he was 34 years old. His sister was 24 years old. Neither would need a substitute mother. Grandma, one would think, would suffice.

          • Why would a grown man NEED a hanai mother?

            From what I gather a hanai mother becomes your ADOPTED mother. The Crow Tribe Chef? (whatever their names were, I’ve forgotten) also ADOPTED Barry, WHY? What is his thinking, strategy, by this? That’s the BIG question!

            • In the past, the hanai relationship wasn’t formalized, but I do believe that they formally (legally) adopt these kids sometimes now. In fact, remember that Sheriff Joe talked about twins who were born in CA and adopted in Hawaii at the age of 3 and yet showed up in the birth announcements as if they had just been born! butterdezillion also discussed how some kids who were adopted legally showed up on the birth index when they should not have shown up because the names on the index were their original names and THOSE birth records should have been sealed and prevented from ever showing up on public records again. Those may have been hanai adoptions. I forget the circumstances. But back when we first looked into those type of adoptions, I thought we found that they did sometimes make them legal.

          • Oh, ho! (And I don’t mean Don.) So she’s Barry’s hanai mother, too?!! What are the “deeper implications?” You get to claim that you’re a Native Hawaiian and get a certificate of Hawaiian birth?

            My thinking also Miri, Maya and Barry both. Amazing how Maya came up with a Hawaiian b.c. I wonder if Hayden would be able to look into this.

            Also Miri I will look into the other name you mention above.

          • Same people again…
            Soundex Code for McCaul = M240
            Other surnames sharing this Soundex Code:

            Ruth Roche, Baroness Fermoy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
            Known for, Maternal grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. Title, Lady … Lady Fermoy was born Ruth Sylvia Gill at her father’s house, Dalhebity, Bieldside, …

            I am putting all of this on a new Hawaii post. The original is way too long.

  12. And this I’ve tried to find somewhere to put this, but it’s getting harder to find where to put research.
    This is just a bit on the dock strike 1949 in Hawaii. Actually I was reading on History of Labor in HI. and when the Puerto Ricans (like toots Minvielle) would have come in early 1900’s. Seems the sugar planters organizations were the crux of the labor , immigration and union organizing beginnings.
    This dock strike 1949 was a major plateau, and this is around time Frank M. Davis was probably asked to get his ugly butt to Hawaii.
    But what is most interesting is, I had no idea that Hawaii was the reason behind the first constistutional beginnings of unions . Worth a read. It’s not too long. I just scarfed some of it.
    The Great Dock Strike of 1949
    The 1949 longshore strike was a pivotal event in the development of the ILWU in Hawai‘i and also in the development of labor unity necessary for a modern labor movement. The 171 day strike challenged the colonial wage pattern whereby Hawai‘i workers received significantly lower pay than their West Coast counterparts even though they were working for the same company and doing the same work.
    The employers included all seven of the Territory’s stevedoring companies with about 2,000 dockworkers total, who were at the time making $1.40 an hour compared to the $1.82 being paid to their West Coast counterparts. After trying federal mediation, the ILWU proposed submission of the issues to arbitration. When that was refused by the companies, the strike began on May 1, 1949, and shipping to and from the islands came to a virtual standstill.
    The local press, especially the Honolulu Advertiser, vilified the Union and its leadership as communists controlled by the Soviet Union. This vicious “red-baiting” was unrelenting and stirred public sentiment against the strikers, but the Union held firm, and the employers steadfastly rejected the principle of parity and the submission of the dispute to arbitration.
    The Legislature convened in special session on August 6 to pass dock seizure laws and on August 10, the Governor seized Castle & Cooke Terminals and McCabe, Hamilton and Renny, the two largest companies, but the Union continued to picket and protested their contempt citations in court.
    From the beginning the Union had agreed to work Army, Navy and relief ships at pre-strike wages. A “splinter fleet” of smaller companies who had made agreements with the Union were also able to load and unload, which as time passed became an effective way for the union to split the ranks of management.
    The strike was finally settled with a wage increase that brought the dock workers closer to but not equal to the West Coast standard, but it was certain the employers were in disarray and had to capitulate.
    One year after the so-called “Communist conspiracy” trials, the newly won political rights of the working people asserted itself in a dramatic way. Union contracts protected workers from reprisals due to political activity. And so in 1954 Labor campaigned openly and won a landslide for union endorsed candidates for the Territorial Legislature.
    The newly elected legislators were mostly Democrats. Many were returned World War II veterans whose parents had been plantation laborers. They reflected the needs of working people and of the common man. Thus the iron grip of the industrial oligarchy, which had controlled Hawaiian politics for over a half century through the Republican Party, was broken.
    In the years that followed the Labor Movement was able to win through legislative action, many benefits and protections for its membership and for working people generally: Pre-Paid Health Care, Temporary Disability Insurance, Prevailing Wage laws, improved minimum wage rates, consumer protection, and no-fault insurance to name only a few.
    Labor was also influential in getting improved schools, colleges, public services and various health and welfare agencies.
    In the meantime the Labor Movement has continued to grow. Late in the 1950’s the tourist industry began to pick up steam. The advent of statehood in 1959 and the introduction of the giant jet airplanes accelerated the growth of the visitor industry. At the same time that mechanization was cutting down on employment on the plantations, the hotel and restaurant business was growing by leaps and bounds.
    The Unity House unions, under the leadership of Arthur Rutledge, which covered hotel and restaurant workers plus teamsters, reached a growth in 1973 of about 12,000 members.

    Forging Ahead
    Early struggles for wage parity were also aimed at attempts to separate neighbor island wage standards from those of Honolulu City & County. A permanent result of these struggles can be seen in the way that local unions in Hawai’i are all state-wide rather than city or county based. For example, Local 745 of the Carpenter’s Union in Hawaiʻi is the largest in the International Brotherhood of Carpenters.
    In 1961 President John F. Kennedy issued an Executive Order which recognized the right of Federal workers to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining. This gave a great impetus to an already growing union movement among Federal employees. In 1973 it was estimated that of 30,000 Federal workers in Hawaii, about one third are organized, mostly in AFL-CIO Unions. Of these, the Postal Workers are the largest group. In 1966 the Hawai’i Locals of the AFL-CIO joined together in a State Federation. [see Pa’a Hui Unions] In 1973 the Federation included 43 local unions with a total membership in excess of 50,000.
    The ILWU lost membership on the plantations as machines took the place of man and as some agricultural operations, were closed down but this loss was offset by organizing other fields such as automotive repair shops and the hotel industry, especially on the neighbor islands. In 1973 it remained the largest single trade union local with a membership of approximately 24,000.
    By 1968 unions were so thoroughly accepted as a part of the Hawaiian scene that it created no furor when unions in the public sector of the economy asked that the right of collective bargaining by public employees be written into the State Constitution.
    The Constitutional Convention of 1968 recommended and the voters approved a section which reads:

    Persons in public employment shall have the right to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining as prescribed by law.
    In pursuance of this constitutional mandate, the State Legislature in 1970 adopted a Public Employee Collective Bargaining Law which gave workers in the State and county government the right to organize and bargain collectively, including the right to strike under certain conditions.
    Thus Hawai’i became one of the first states in the Union to recognize that government workers had the right to strike similar to that of workers in private industry.
    Labor had indeed come a long way from the dark days when workers were looked upon as mere instruments of production and unions were considered evil conspiracies; when work was paid at subsistence levels and living conditions were mean and demeaning; when education for working class children was primitive and security in old age was unheard of.
    In 1973 union membership embraced about 115,000 members out of a work force of 350,000.
    And so the struggle goes on, usually more peaceful than in previous decades, but the union campaign for better wages, hours and conditions of employment continues. And, as in the past, the union fight embraces demands for greater democracy, economic, political and social.
    The Labor Movement in serving its own members inevitably contributes to the welfare and prosperity of the community; to the quality of life itself.

  13. Meanwhile,
    serious stuff is happening:
    Syria takes WMD out of storage: US: Situation incredibly dangerous
    DEBKAfile Special Report July 13, 2012, 10:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
    Tags: Syrian missiles chemical weapons Bashar Assad US-Syria Israel
    Syrian missile drill
    Syrian missile drill

    As part of its ongoing war maneuver, Syria Thursday, July 12, this week drilled the firing of advanced Scud D ballistic missiles capable of carrying chemical weapons and nerve gas – a clear message from Bashar Assad that weapons of mass destruction are now in play to save his regime.
    American officials, alarmed by the movement out of storage of parts of his vast arsenal of sarin nerve agent, mustard gas and cyanide, warned it could escalate the Syrian conflict and expand it to other parts of the region. “This could set the precedent of WMD [weapons of mass destruction] being used under our watch,” one U.S. official said. “This is incredibly dangerous to our national security.” The Obama administration has begun to hold classified briefings about the new intelligence.
    debkafile’s military sources say that two developments drove the Syrian president Bashar Assad to this extreme threat:
    1. The rebels were discovered to have procured roadside bombs capable of crippling the T-72 tank units he has just tried injecting into the battle for the first time this week. Tanks sent in long convoys into Aleppo and the suburbs of Damascus were blown up.
    2. The balance of war has reached the point that the government controls only those parts of the country where heavy military or security forces contingents with massive fire power are deployed; elsewhere, the rebels have the upper hand.
    In the course of its war exercise, the Syrians fired a selection of ground-to-ground missiles which they described as capable of “hitting targets deep within enemy territory.” Our military sources say all the Scuds, the M-600, Fateh-110 and Zelzal can reach any point in Israel. They also tested upgraded C-802 shore-to-ship rockets.
    American officials revealed Thursday in Washington that “Syria has begun moving parts of its vast arsenal of chemical weapons out of storage facilities.” They didn’t say to where they were moved.
    debkafile’s military sources report that the missile warheads and shells containing poisonous weapons such as sarin, mustard gas and cyanide are being moved to specific Syrian units ahead of field operations.
    Some US officials are quoted by The Wall Street Journal as fearing “Damascus intends to use the weapons against the rebels or civilians, potentially as part of a targeted ethnic cleansing campaign.” Others hope it is a feint to inspire fear. Whatever the case, the alarmed US official said in Washington: This could set the precedent of WMD [weapons of mass destruction] being used under our watch” and is “incredibly dangerous to our national security.”

  14. Condoleeza for VP

    Posted Jul 13, 2012 8:27am EDT

    With The Drudge Report driving speculation that Condoleezza Rice is now a leading contender in the Republican veepstakes, campaign surrogates and supporters say Rice electrified Mitt Romney’s circle last month with a speech she delivered at the candidate’s closed-door June fundraising retreat in Park City.

    Rice’s forceful and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and GOP elite. It was widely considered the highlight of the weekend, several people present told BuzzFeed.

    The standout performance took several people in Romney’s orbit by surprise. One surrogate said he was surprised by the red meat rhetoric employed by Rice, who has largely eschewed the political arena in recent years, devoting her time instead to an academic career at Stanford.

    “She’s either very worried about a socialist threat to America, or she wants to be Vice President,” the surrogate said.

    Rice would still be an unlikely selection as running mate. She is, for example, a supporter of abortion rights, and Romney has specifically promised anti-abortion groups that his running mate will share their views.

    But Rice’s speech in Park City aptly captured the mood of conservatives, painting a bleak portrait of the “dangerous, chaotic times” facing the country, and blaming President Obama for bringing on international weakness, class warfare, and fiscal recklessness. She even urged those in attendance to “storm Washington D.C.” on behalf of Romney.

    Framing her speech around three major “shocks to the international system” in the past decade — the 9/11 attacks, the global financial crisis, and the Arab Spring — Rice said Obama’s failed governance has thrown the world deeper into crisis.

    “What we’re feeling most is not just that tumult, we’ve been through tumult before,” she said. “What we’re feeling is the absence of American leadership.”

    She continued: “When our friends aren’t certain that they can count on us — and they aren’t so certain now — and when our foes don’t fear us or respect us, this is what you get: tumultuous, dangerous chaotic times,” Rice said.

    Riffing on the Arab Spring, which she dubbed “in many ways, the most dramatic of all these shocks,” Rice said the various dictator-toppling movements were the inevitable and ultimate consequence of authoritarian rule. She compared it to the 1989 Romanian Revolution, when Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu was executed by his own people.

    “The Ceaușescu moment is when what separates a dictator from his people, when fear breaks down,” she said, adding, “That’s what you see in the Middle East.”

    She sounded other hawkish themes as well, condemning Obama for allowing America to be “governed by the lowest common denominator collective will of the so-called international community of the United Nations.” And she Romney’s absolute belief in “American exceptionalism.”

    But the first moment that brought the crowd to its feet came when she moved from foreign to domestic policy, blasting the president for pitting the rich against the poor.

    “It is a narrative that is being pushed by our current president, that ‘I’m doing poorly because you’re doing well,'” she said. “That has never been the American narrative. Ours has never been a narrative of aggrievement, and ours has never been a narrative of entitlement.”

    And then, moments later, she received her second standing ovation by declaring, “It is time for all of us, in any way we can, to mobilize, get our act together, and storm Washington D.C.”
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  15. The autocrat is at it again. Gutting welfare reform by fiat. Yet another law they will ignore or not enforce. First, waivers for No Child Left Behind. Then open borders and amnesty for illegal aliens. Also non-enforcement of hate crime laws and voting rights laws if victims are white. Now, ignore the work requirement in welfare reform. Just pretend as if the laws, the Congress, and the Courts don’t exist.



    “In a quiet move Thursday — barely noted beyond the conservative press — the Obama administration “released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996,” according to Robert Rector, a welfare policy expert at the Heritage Foundation.

    The directive — which some Romney aides found stunning — allows the Department of Health and Human Services to waive the work requirement at the heart of welfare reform. That reform, originally vetoed but later signed into law by President Bill Clinton, is widely viewed as the most successful policy initiative in a generation. Under it, the growth in welfare rolls was reversed and millions of people moved from welfare to work.

    Despite its success, however, many liberals remain opposed to reform. For example, in the years immediately after passage of the law, Barack Obama himself pledged to do all he could to undo it. Now, he has.

    The administration’s action means “the end of welfare reform as we know it,” in Rector’s words. In coming days, look for the Romney campaign to press that case — showcasing what Obama has done in office, even as the president fixates on an imaginary narrative of what happened at Bain Capital years ago.”


    When will EVERYBODY in CONGRESS wake up and take notice? Where in the Constitution is it written that a president can just hand out “waivers” or IGNORE THE LAWS OF THE LAND?

    IMPEACH HIM NOW. His oath to the Constitution and the law is meaningless.

  16. http://freebeacon.com/u-s-olympic-uniforms-made-in-china-by-democratic-donors-company/

    Ralph Lauren, huge Obama donor, outsourced Olympic uniforms to CHINA.

    • Are any clothes manufactured in US?

      • Probably not, but Ralph Lauren promises that in 2014, they’ll be made in the USA. I say, after this example, why should Lauren be involved with our Olympic team ever again? Talk about tone deaf.

      • I think I’ll take up sewing. Once you read this article (revealed via Wikileaks) on Haiti, Levis and Hanes, you’ll be disgusted. http://www.businessinsider.com/wikileaks-haiti-minimum-wage-the-nation-2011-6#ixzz1OGvLQ5zt

        • read it long ago. Remember ,I went on a few rages about Haiti .Still Clinton and Haiti is my big beef though. They should bar he and his wife from stepping foot there!

          • I must have read that about 2 years ago, but the whole story is not here. Don’t remember all the details anymore, but this Liberte paper is probably the antagonista, so don’t take everything to be as black and white as it seems here. There were union folks involved. Levi and Hanes ,as much as they seem to be the villians are the perfect pawns for the Communist revolutionaries. Still suvks ,that their wages seem unfathomable. But ,haven’t you heard why so many were killed in that earthquake….seems because of foreign interprises buying up farmlands and property in outlying parts of Haiti pusshing the people away from their only livlihoods into the ever more crowding city of Port au prince to find work. All the overcrowding we’ve been seeing in Haiti and the huge deaath toll from that earthquake was not because of Levi or Hanes,but people like the Clintonian entrepenuers buying land and ports and maybe even mineral rich properties. They could care less what happens to the Haitians.The less of em the better. That should make you want to barf!
            Haven’t you ever heard about Dodi Fayad’s father swishing into Haiti and staying long enough to buy up an oil right years ago! Alot goes on in Haiti folks that we’re kept in the dark about.Remember when Bush and Clinton appeared together for the Haitians? They were in love for Haitians ,right, nah>

  17. http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/supremes-asked-who-is-natural-born-citizen/?cat_orig=politics

    I’m getting all these cases mixed up, but apparently the Georgia eligibility case is going to the SCOTUS. Now I thought Orly said the same thing, but this is Mr. Irion, not Orly, so … Oh, wait! I remember, they merged their cases and they presented their arguments before Orly presented hers.

  18. http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/court-martialed-doctor-obama-eligibility-still-in-question/?cat_orig=politics

    About LTC Lakin’s book about his ordeal.

    “In his book, he relates that he was in Leavenworth serving what amounted to a 5-month sentence when Obama released the document he represented as a copy of his original Hawaiian birth documentation.

    That’s the document that Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigators have concluded likely is a forgery.

    But other prisoners called his attention to the news report about Obama’s action and comments, and then asked him.

    “One question, Terry.”


    All you were asking for was a birth certificate, correct? If Obama had nothing to hide, how come he didn’t release it a long time ago?”

    “I guess what they say is right: no one knows a con job better than a convict,” Lakin wrote.”

    Check out the list of people who contributed to his book. Some of our friends are there! http://www.officersoath.com/ Dr. Kate. 🙂

  19. Lawrence Sellin:

    “Exposing Obama would reveal the depth of US Government corruption”

    “It is not now politically advantageous for either the Democrat or the Republican Party to tell the truth about Barack Obama; that he is an illegal President and very likely a felon, who has a forged birth certificate, a forged Selective Service registration and is using a Social Security Number not issued to him.
    Both parties are steadfastly protecting Obama to protect their investment in the corrupt political status quo.

    Both Democrats and Republican recognize that exposing Obama will lead to a bloodbath of revelations about their complicity to undermine the Constitution and flout the rule of law, which would jeopardize their comfortable lifestyles. The truth would generate genuine outrage among the American people.”


  20. But will she tell? 😉

    • I hope so. I truly do, but I doubt it because she’s kept mum since the cauterization took place. Maybe talk of her being considered is a figurative shot across the bow. This “felon” stuff is beyond the pale and is getting SO out of hand. Can you believe that now the DemoncRATS say they want 23 years of Romney’s tax returns? How simple is this:

      I’ll release the past 23 years if you, Mr. President, release the past 23 years of your tax returns. Obama has only released 12 years, back to 2000. Wouldn’t you love to see 11 years more? Or, better yet, to make it a FAIR standard: 23 years backwards from when you first ran for POTUS: We the People want to see Obama’s tax returns back to 1985. That ought to do it! And while he’s at it, Romney should release his medical records and his college transcripts and DARE Obama to do the same. What gall these hypocrites have. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-13/obama-adviser-plouffe-presses-romney-on-release-of-old-tax-files.html

    • http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/07/please_no_rice_with_that_romney.html

      I have to agree with this guy that Romney should hold the Rice.

      “some may opine that, with beating Obama being the priority, Rice is precisely what we need. I’ll see your epidermal melanin content and raise you an X chromosome. But don’t bank on this carrying the day, as it’s hardly a given that Rice will sweeten the dish for voters.”

      Choosing a running mate based upon sex and race will NOT work with conservatives because that sort of racial politics ONLY WORKS WITH RACISTS. Conservatives truly do judge by the content of the person’s character rather than race, religion, color, sex. Progressives are the ones that WILL and DO VOTE solely on color lines or sex lines. How else can you explain that over 95% of blacks voted for Obama, as compared to the number who voted for Reagan or Bush or even Clinton? Nobody’s got that percentage of the black vote before. So what ELSE could they have been voting on, other than “melanin”? (Barry’s sure ramping up the melanin, too!) Obviously, I left out “national origin” because we KNOW what the Constitution requires along those lines, even if progressives don’t.

      What’s disheartening is this: “John Adams stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”?”

      Unfortunately, today, we must ask ourselves realistically whether we ARE “moral and religious” people? We need for a majority of the population to be moral and religious and I’m not sure that holds true anymore.

      • Romney needs to pick someone with a stronger personality than himself. He needs to pick a mouthy man with balls. Right now, in today’s climate people want a cowboy attitude and will vote for a mouthy s.o.b. that is cocky and talks backs. They will vote for Mitt just to vote for the hotshot who speaks like he is carrying the biggest pair of balls — even if they disagree with him on all issues. Romney does is not a big enough macho difference from Barry. To pick Rice will present putting a woman in a subservient position and the the Republicans would never let a woman be president, so to speak. Romney needs to be brave enough to pick a man’s man, even if more powerful of a personality than himself.

  21. There’s some hope for the Republicans after all. In Virginia, they actually took on Politifact (which I call Politi-lie) about the way the twist themselves and FACTS into pretzels so that they can spin reality in Obama’s favor. The Obama Truth Squad is more like the Obama Lie Squad. I’m glad to see they have wised up and are fighting back: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/11/Virginia-GOP-Hits-Politifact?utm_source=e_breitbart_com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+July+11%2C+2012&utm_campaign=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+July+11%2C+2012&utm_term=More

  22. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/07/12/secret-democratic-oppo-research-files-for-twelve-2012-match-ups-found-via-google?utm_source=e_breitbart_com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+July+13%2C+2012&utm_campaign=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+July+13%2C+2012&utm_term=More

    This is one of the best stories I’ve seen in a long time. In an effort to coordinate with independent groups (which is not legal) in a legal way (in other words, to find and use a loophole) the DemoncRATS put online opposition research on a group of people they are targeting for defeat. Someone found the information via Google and now it looks as if a media watch group has stored it all elsewhere so it can’t be scrubbed. They have a file on Allen West. I bet they hate when this happens. 🙂

  23. Can you believe the gall of these people? Harry Reid suggests that Romney would never be approved for a presidential cabinet job because he didn’t release his tax returns (or not enough of them, in any case. He did release some.) Putting aside that Obama hasn’t released all his tax returns, either, and so by the same standard wouldn’t be approved for a cabinet position, one has to wonder just how stupid they really think we are.

    “He not only couldn’t be confirmed as a cabinet secretary, he couldn’t be confirmed as dog catcher. As a dog catcher, you’d at least want to get a look at his tax returns,” said Reid with a look of disgust on his face. From: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/07/12/reid-romney-couldnt-be-confirmed-as-dog-catcher/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_politicalticker+Blog%3A+Political+Ticker

    Red Pill, this topic is custom-made for you. I’m thinking of that I-9 form that Barry wouldn’t be able to fill out. So Barry couldn’t even be hired for a JOB in the federal government. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/13/Lets-Apply-Harry-Reid-Dog-Catcher-Standard-to-Barack-Obama?utm_source=e_breitbart_com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+July+13%2C+2012&utm_campaign=Breitbart+News+Roundup%2C+July+13%2C+2012&utm_term=More

    That writer says we should apply the “dog catcher standard” to Obama and he cites his medical records and his “radical past” and his past use of illegal drugs.

    Obama wouldn’t pass a background check. He would have to produce proof of citizenship AND a valid birth certificate–items that we haven’t seen yet.

    What the DemoncRATS apparently are doing is trying to make some kind of equivalency between Obama and Romney, focused around what they KNOW will be the big dings against Barry: He’s not transparent, he had no executive experience, he’s screwed up the economy royally, he’s outsourced not only jobs but jobs created overseas with OUR MONEY, he prevaricates, he won’t release his documents, etc.

    They really do think we’re stupid.

  24. http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercooler/2012/jul/15/picketvideo-obama-if-youve-got-business-you-didnt-/

    Obama made a pitch for communism in Virginia:

    “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)

    If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”

    Of course, all his OWN success is a result of his hard work and inborn genius. Besides, he’s The One.

  25. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/florida_can_use_fbi_database_to_check_voter_rolls.html

    Some good news for a change. The Feds have relented and Florida can use the FBI database to compare voter registrations to ensure that people are eligible to vote.

    “The agreement, made in a letter to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration that was obtained by The Associated Press, grants the state access to a list of resident noncitizens maintained by the Homeland Security Department. The Obama administration had denied Florida’s request for months but relented after a judge ruled in the state’s favor in a related voter-purge matter.

    Voting rights groups, while acknowledging that noncitizens have no right to vote, have expressed alarm about using such data for a purpose not originally intended: purging voter lists of ineligible people. They also say voter purges less than four months before a presidential election might leave insufficient time to correct mistakes stemming from faulty data or other problems.”

  26. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/07/gutting_welfare_reform_for_fun_and_political_profit.html

    I reported this the other day–that Obama is unilaterally gutting the welfare reform of the Clinton era, specifically suggesting waivers so people don’t have to look for work to stay on the welfare rolls. That writer points out that this helps Barry in two ways: It makes more people dependent upon the government because more will get on and stay on the dole, and it also will lower the unemployment rate because these people will no longer count as people who are looking for work but can’t find it. But, imho, he’s missing another advantage for Barry:

    It will bring fewer illegal aliens to the attention of authorities if they’re caught trying to work and the employer runs the checks that are supposed to be run. Since it’s basically open border time, again, more who come over will be able to get on the dole and won’t have to look for jobs where they might be caught by the potential employer. They need these illegals to come over, register to vote, and vote. But if they can’t work and they can’t get on the dole, then how can they stay to vote? We already know that they lean on states not to even try to IDENTIFY much less arrest illegal aliens. So does anybody really think that welfare offices, under Obama, REALLY screen out illegal alien applicants? More illegal aliens equals more illegal aliens voting for Obama.

  27. I’m talking to myself, it seems, but in case anyone is out there, I will share this hilarious thing that Romney did. He ran an ad on “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer that used a clip of Bob Schieffer criticizing Obama! Maybe there is still “hope” for “change”. http://therightnewz.com/?p=4491

    Schadenfreude! http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/monica-monica-chants-taunt-clinton-in-egypt/story-e6frfkui-1226426761427
    Hillary greeted in Egypt with chants of “Monica, Monica.” 🙂

  28. Like Barack Obama, Georgia too grew up in Hawaii. That was where she met and married David, an early campus friend of Barack?s mother, Ann, at the University of Hawaii. When David and Ann next found themselves both working for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, Georgia McCauley and Ann Soetero too would become lifelong friends ? all the way to Ann?s early death from ovarian cancer in 1995.


    All the weird “?” in the article must be some glitch in the original publication

    • That’s rather odd because David is somewhere close to 60/61. So he’s quite a bit younger than SAD. When was this that he supposedly first met “Ann” at the U of Hawaii? When he was a normal-aged undergrad? Ann did supposedly bop back and forth to classes in Hawaii and then to Indonesia (and elsewhere, like Pakistan). She was a late bloomer with regard to her advanced degrees, if you believe she even got that PhD.

      SEO, good job getting Stan’s obit. Can you share a transcription or not? Anything else interesting in it? Odd that it’s not online anywhere, especially because he’s a celebrity now.

      • I was wondering the same about when they met. I think I found the right Georgia and she was also born around 1952. So, closer to Jr. than Sr in age.
        I can personally transcribe both SAD obits for you. They are short and that would be easier than finding a scanner right now. There was nothing earth-shattering but maybe someone else will catch something I missed.

        • Oh, you had two different obits? That makes it even more interesting that they aren’t online. TY, SEO.

          • Sorry, I meant Stanley ANN and Stanley ARMOUR; Just one for each

            • Thank you. So how many names for her? Three? Within the span of 3 years. I had heard that Stan worked for an insurance company. Did they misspell Elinore’s name or is that a typo?

  29. STANLEY ARMOUR DUNHAM, 73, of Honolulu, died Feb. 8, 1992. He was born in Wichita, Kan., and was retired from John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. Survived by wife, Madelyn L. Dunham, daughter , S. Ann D. Soetoro of Indonesia; two grandchildren; brother, Ralph E. of Virginia; half sisters Virginia GOeldner and Elinore Berkegile. Graveside service 3 p.m.

    tomorrow at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Casual attire. Arrangements by WIlliams Funeral Service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis Hospice or American Cancer Society.

    That was in the Feb. 17 Honolulu Advertiser.

  30. STANLEY ANN DUNHAM, also known as, ANN DUNHAM SUTORO, 52, of Honolulu, died Nov. 7, 1995. She was born in Wichita, Kansas and held a Ph.D. degree in anthropology from the University of Hawaii and worked in that field in Indonesia, Pakistan and New York City. Survived by mother, Madelyn L. Dunham; daughter, Maya K. Soetoro of New York City; son, Barack H. Obama of Chicago. Private service. Donations to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala ST., Honolulu, HI 96813 or favorite charity. Arrangements by Williams Funeral Services.

  31. http://www.teapartytribune.com/2012/07/11/our-dear-friend-victoria-windsor-passed-this-morning/

    In case anybody knew her or knew of her. SEO, note what she found about the Dunham records. RIP, Victoria.

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