David Garrow, Pulitzer-prize winning author of a book on Martin Luther King Jr., has written a book about Barack Obama–Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama–to be released May 9, 2017. Garrow began writing his book in 2008, working on it over the past 9 years. The book, 1460+ pages long, covers Obama’s history from the point where his father allegedly came to the U.S. in the late 1950s through 2016 (but with scant coverage after 2007). Garrow spoke recently on Jamie Weinstein’s radio show:
I think that people irrespective of their political views or partisan identification will be astonished—I cannot say that too strongly—will be profoundly astonished by how much important substance of Barack Obama’s life has not previously been known. … [emphasis added to quotes]
Posted in Biographies and Selected Persons, Obama Family, Open Threads, Vetting Obama
Tagged Alex McNear, Barack Hussein Obama II, Bernie Sanders, Cassandra Butts, David Garrow, Genevieve Cook, Harvard Law, Jamie Weinstein, Ken Mack, Laurence H. Tribe, Michael C. Dorf, Michelle Robinson, open thread, Robert M. Fischer, Robert M. Fisher, SEC
How ironic. The same weekend that a “romantic comedy” about the courtship of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson opened in cinemas, the cousin of a Chicago Bulls player was gunned down in the city. Both events took place on Chicago’s South Side. Decades apart, of course.
Posted in Elections, Hillary Clinton, Media bias, Obama Family, Open Threads, Trumps, Vetting Obama
Tagged crime in Chicago, Dwayne Wade, Hillary Clinton, Obamas, open thread, Southside with You, Trump
The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization.
HIT THE ROAD, JACK!
On Thursday, Barack Hussein Obama II returns yet again to Kenya. This will be, arguably, his fifth, sixth, or seventh trip to “his home country.” (Actually, who knows? See: Nov. 1982. What many would like to know is at what age he first left Kenya.)
This time, Barry will meet Uhuru Kenyatta, alleged to have committed crimes against humanity. That all charges were dropped under the circumstances described by the prosecutor in that article (linked above), brings to mind a quip from Bill Ayers, which we might paraphrase as:
Posted in News Links and Misc. Short Subjects, Obama Family, Open Threads, Satire, Snark, Uncategorized
Tagged Auma Obama, Barack Hussein Obama II, BHO Sr., David Opiyo, Doctor of Common Sense, John Dimo, Jomo Kenyatta, Kasarani, Kenya, Kogelo, Luo, Malik Abongo Obama, Michelle R. Obama, Ruth Obama, Sarah Obama, Uhuru Kenyatta
Today marks a truly monumental anniversary: 800 years ago, at Runnymede Meadow, England, King John signed Magna Carta, June 15, 1215: [emphasis added to quotes]
Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everybody, including the king, was subject to the law.
Posted in Constitutional Rights, Ideology, Immigration, Natural Born Citizen Discussion, Obama Family, Open Threads
Tagged Anglosphere, Barack Hussein Obama II, Daniel Hannan, Fundamental Transformation, King John, linguistic determinism, Magna Carta, negative rights, open thread, Runnymede
We’ve been having fun lately, comparing photos of various Indonesian personages to our current president. See here, here and here, for examples. The photo at the top of this post is said to be of Barry Soetoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama II, circled) in 1969 or 1970, depending upon which source you read. As captioned by the Washington Post, the photo was taken at a graduation ceremony at SDN Menteng 1, the Muslim public school that Obama attended while he lived in Indonesia. Our post at this link examines Obama’s numerous schools and teachers, for more context.
Posted in Mug Shots, Obama Family, Obama Mystery Theater, Open Threads, Vetting Obama
Tagged Besuki, Haryo Soetendro, Holiyah Soetoro Sobah, Ibu Karim, Ilham Anas, Obama doppelganger, Obama lookalike, Onny Padmo, open thread, Pak Effendi, Rully Dasaad, Santo Fransiskus Asisi, Scott Inoue, SDN Menteng 1, Soni Gondokusumo, Subud, Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo, Wikiyanto