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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 11:54 PM
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Look at this most recent birther spam mail nonsense.
And I can't locate this article online. Good lord.

VERY QUIETLY OBAMA'S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT
Thursday, March 25, 2010 10:47 AM
Associated Press - WASHINGTON D.C. -

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College .

Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate.

The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program.

To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.
This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for U.S. citizenship, this is looking pretty grim.

The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as President in an article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned," leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K.

In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president.
Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records.
Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. Attorney general, Eric Holder.
Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.

LET OTHER FOLKS KNOW THIS NEWS, THE MEDIA WON'T !

Subject: RE: Issue of Obama's Passport?

While I've little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so yesterday and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi ?

So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later? And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi , what passport was he offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration?

The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate over Obama's citizenship a rather short and simple one.

Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?
A: Yes, by his own admission.

Q: What passport did he travel under?
A: There are only three possibilities.
1) He traveled with a U.S. Passport
2) He traveled with a British passport
3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.

Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?
A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. State Department's "no travel" list in 1981.

Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport.

If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims.
If he was traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a "natural born" American citizen between 1981 and 2008.

Given the destructive nature of his plans for America , as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the truth of all this, the better.

If you Don't care that Your President is not a natural born Citizen and in Violation of the Constitution, then delete this, and then lower your American flag to half-staff, because the U.S. Constitution is already on life-support, and won't survive much longer.

If you do care then Forward this to as many patriotic Americans as you can, because our country is being looted and ransacked!


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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-19-10 11:57 PM
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1. God they're stupid.
This shit is a year old!

http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama_citizenship_questioned.htm

You'd think they could come up with something more original. :eyes:
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WillYourVoteBCounted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:02 AM
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2. well, sadly I have a birther sibling
my brother believes that Obama listed "Indonesian" as his heritage on
a financial aid form for college.

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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:02 AM
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3. Thanks for that.
My aunt sent it to a few dozen relatives, forwarded from a friend of hers. I played dumb at first, asking if anyone had a link to an AP article. Then I sent them the link to the hoax. "Oopsie! Never mind," I wrote. "Looks like it's a hoax. Oh well."

:P
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:17 AM
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5. haha
I am so thankful I don't have anyone like that in my family tree. Well my mom's sister is. She left Utah for Texas, left Catholicism for Methodism and, worst of all, left the Democratic Party to become a Republican.

But she knows better than to send that stuff our way. We don't talk politics and that's perfectly fine because other than that, we get along fine.

IF, however, she did send such a thing, I don't think I could be as nice as you.

I'd just call her a fucking racist moron and move on. :D
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kimmylavin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 04:38 AM
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8. Oh, I got sick of being nice.
Now I just "reply all" to everyone on the list, post the Snopes link (or any other actual facts), and then call out whichever family sent it for being foolish enough to pass it on without even doing a basic check of the story.

Its been working well; I think I managed to get myself removed from more than one mass email list.
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Soulis Donating Member (51 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:08 AM
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4. "Americans for Freedom of Information"
More like, "Assholes for Fucktard Idiocy."
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 12:53 AM
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6. All Hail Barry Soetoro!!
...would be a great name for a band. ;)
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political_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 01:20 AM
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7. And the Stupid must rise again. Too bad there are many more of us who don't see it that way.
;) :evilgrin:
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:56 AM
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9. The original date Snopes has for this "press release is April 1, 2009
That should be the clue to the nature of this document.
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