Saturday, 04 October 2008
WHERE IS BARACK OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE?
If Barack Obama was truly born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961, why won't he
produce a certified birth certificate? Why is all we have seen a facsimile
that appears to have been doctored?
I've blogged about this before. Many of you have seen the evidence that
what has been offered as a birth certificate is a) not original and b) appears
clearly to have been altered.
For those of you who have not, just click
Hawaiian law requires does not allow anyone but the person in question to
request a legal birth certificate. All Barack Obama has to do to quell
this issue is get one and show it to the press. But he will not do
Phil Berg certainly is wondering why. He is the Pennsylvania Democrat
(that's right, Democrat) who has filed suit challenging Mr. Obama's legitimacy
as a candidate. And here is how that suit is progressing, courtesy of www.worldnewsdaily.com The bold
print is mine:
DNC steps in to
silence lawsuit over Obama birth certificate
Democrat suing his own
party says it's 'like they're in cahoots'
Posted: October 04, 2008
By Drew Zahn
The man suing Sen. Barack
Obama and the Democratic National Committee for proof of
Obama's American citizenship is outraged that his own party rather than just
providing the birth certificate he seeks would step in to silence him by
filing a motion to dismiss his lawsuit.
As WND reported,
prominent Pennsylvania Democrat and attorney Philip J. Berg filed suit in U.S. District
Court two months ago claiming Obama is not a natural-born U.S.
citizen and therefore not eligible to be elected
president. Berg has since challenged Obama publicly that if
the candidate will simply produce authorized proof of citizenship, he'll drop
Berg told WND the longer the DNC tries to
ignore his lawsuit or make it go away instead of just providing the documents
the more convinced he is that his accusations are correct.
Despite assertions by the Washington Post,
FactChecker.org and other organizations that Obama has produced a certified Hawaiian birth
certificate, Berg told WND he remains
"99.99 percent sure" that the certificate is a fake and he wants a court, not a
website, to determine its validity.
Earlier last week, lawyers for Obama and the DNC filed a joint motion to dismiss
Berg's lawsuit. The fact that the DNC joined in the dismissal request has Berg
fuming, believing his party's leaders have ignored his pleas for proof in order
to favor their chosen candidate over a rank-and-file constituent.
"I think it's outrageous," Berg said. "The
Democratic National Committee should be ensuring the Democratic Party and the
public that they have a qualified candidate up there. To file a joint motion is
like they're in cahoots.
"Since then, I have asked by way of press
release that Howard Dean resign, because (the DNC members) are not
fulfilling their duties," Berg said.
"The DNC has a responsibility to all
Democrats in this country to make sure that all of their candidates are properly
vetted and properly qualified," Berg added. "I think it's really an outrage to
the 18-plus million people who voted for Obama and the people who donated more
than $425 million to him under false pretenses."erg is frustrated, not only with his own party's leadership
for allegedly not investigating Obama's background, but also with the major news
outlets for failing as well.
"I should also be suing the national media
and their disgrace for not properly vetting, inspecting or checking on Barack
"Look what they're doing to Governor Palin:
They're opening up her closet doors, they're going through everything personal,
but no one has ever gone after Obama. It doesn't make sense," Berg
Obama's website counters Berg's claims with links to articles that affirm the validity of his
citizenship and an image of a Hawaiian birth certificate for Barack Hussein
Obama, born in Honolulu, Aug. 4, 1961. The webpage is part of the Obama campaign
website's "Fight the Smears" section, an effort to prevent reports that Obama
claims are false from disseminating as damaging rumors.
Berg acknowledges that as long as his lawsuit
remains outstanding, the public will talk, and he told WND he wants Obama to
quickly prove him wrong or the court to quickly prove him right.
"I've been on about 50 radio shows around the
country," Berg said, "and on every one I've put out a challenge: Barack Obama,
if I'm wrong, just come forth with certified copies of these documents and I'll
close down the case."
Berg told WND, "I've had 19 million hits
on my website. Those people talk to other people, now we're up to 20, 30, 40
million people who are aware of this controversy, and it's going to drastically
affect the entire election."
When asked what he would do if the DNC succeeded
in getting his case dismissed, Berg said he would "immediately file an appeal to
the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and if we don't get a fair ruling there,
immediately to the U.S. Supreme Court."
"We're dealing with the U.S. Constitution and it
must be followed," Berg explained. "I want the Constitution enforced; that's my
main reason for doing this.
"The real outrage is that there's nothing in our
system that provides that a candidate must provide that his qualifications are
true and correct before he or she runs, and that safeguard should be put into
our system by law," Berg said.
I do not claim to know for sure whether or not Barack
Obama is legal. But I certainly know for sure that it would be
catastrophic if he were not.
Forget what your political affiliation (if any) is. Forget whether or
not you support Barack Obama for the presidency. Just ask yourself what
would happen if the election takes place, Mr. Obama wins, and we find out
AFTERWARDS that he was not legally eligible to be President.
Is it not clear that this has to be proven before the election takes place?
Again I ask: If Barack Obama can summarily end
this issue by simply requesting and obtaining a legal birth certificate from
Hawaii - which would put to rest the issue of whether he has been showing us a doctored
fake - why has he not done so? Isn't that a lot easier
and less costly than the DNC fighting Phil Berg in court?
You have to wonder.
But you don't have to wonder at all about why mainstream media are not
demanding that birth certificate, do you?
SAINT BARACK: HE'S STILL "THE ONE"
Has the fawning adoration of Barack Obama as "The One" died down yet?
Take a look at this piece by John Hinderaker at www.powerlineblog.com and decide for
The Left has gone stark, raving mad. One
manifestation of the Left's loopiness is the reverence in which The One is held.
Such reverence can exist only inside a bubble in which no one snickers. Here are
a few current examples. First, from a Paris fashion show, earlier
So, Obama is what--the new Che? Apparently so.
You've likely already seen this creepy video of an
Obama Youth group. It's pretty remarkable; can you imagine if there were videos
of paramilitary groups--militias, one might call them--supporting a Republican
The video begins with the Obama Youth chanting
"Alpha, omega...alpha, omega." No doubt most of our readers get the reference:
in Christian theology, Jesus Christ is "the Alpha and the Omega." The stained
glass window behind the altar in my church features, along with a number of
other symbols, an alpha and an omega.
So: how crazy, exactly, are these liberals? Maybe
this crazy: "I Will Follow Him": Obama As My Personal
Yes, I just said it. Obama is my Jesus.
As with many spiritual enlightenments, mine came
in the middle of a bleak, hopeless period of my life. The innocent, idealistic
world of politics that had shaped my childhood, the one that taught me how the
president is a good guy, one who makes you feel safe, gives a speech on TV
every once in a while and one you'd feel honored to shake hands with, had been
slowly whittled into a deep rooted cynicism to anything politically related.
The crush of the Bush victory over Gore was only
the first mar on my previously consummate ideal of the American
administration. And the tragedies just kept continuing ...
Then I found my miracle. Stumbling through my
hopeless world, afraid to turn to anyone with my political questions of
morality, my concerns about the afterlife of the country I called home, a
voice spoke to me.
My wife thinks this column, which appeared in the
Smith College newspaper, may be a parody. The funny thing is, there's no way to
tell. The Left's adoration of The One has literally gone beyond
I wonder if these people have any idea of what Barack Obama actually is,
beyond the transcendentally mindless "Change We Can Believe In" slogan that
seems to have mesmerized so many.
To them he's a God. He came from heaven above on a chariot of
fire. He is Saint Barack of the Chicago Democratic Machine.
You don't know whether to laugh, cry, or just shake your
OBAMA'S NEWEST LIE - ABOUT HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH ACORN
It must be wonderful to lie to voters' faces with the confidence that
mainstream media will not nail you for it.
That is the only explanation I can think of for Barack Obama's latest lie -
that he did not work with ACORN, the corrupt voter-fraud organization that has
had legal action taken against it in 12 states (so far).
Steve Gilbert of www.sweetness-light.com is all over
this. How does he do it? I don't know - but if I wore a hat it would
be off to him for his yeoman work in uncovering the documentation you are about
to see below. Here it is:
October 4th, 2008
From Obama campaigns disinformation website,
Barack Obama Never Organized with
Discredited Republican voter-suppression guru
Ken Blackwell is attacking Barack Obama with naked lies about his supposed
connection to ACORN.
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never
worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Fact: ACORN was not part of
Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in
In his capacity as an attorney, Barack
represented ACORN in a successful lawsuit alongside the U.S. Department of
Justice against the state of Illinois to force state compliance with a federal
voting access law. For his work helping enforce the law, called Motor Voter,
Barack received the IVI-IPO Legal Eagle Award in 1995
Never mind this bit of information (we previously
posted) from a thirteen year old article from the Chicago Reader:
What Makes Obama Run?
Lawyer, teacher, philanthropist, and author
Barack Obama doesnt need another career. But hes entering politics to get
back to his true passioncommunity organization.
By Hank De Zutter
December 8, 1995
Another strong supporter of Obamas workas an
organizer, as a lawyer, and now as a candidateis Madeline Talbott,
lead organizer of the feisty ACORN community organization, a group
thats a thorn in the side of most elected officials. I cant repeat
what most ACORN members think and say about politicians. But
Barack has proven himself among our members. He is committed to
organizing, to building a democracy. Above all else, he is a good listener,
and we accept and respect him as a kindred spirit, a fellow
Obama continues his organizing
work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the
Centers for New Horizons on the south side. Conducting a session in a
New Horizons classroom, Obama, tall and thin, looks very much like an Ivy
League graduate student. Dressed casually prep, his tie loosened and his top
shirt button unfastened, he leads eight black women from the Grand Boulevard
community through a discussion of what folks should know about who in
Chicago has power and why they have it. Its one of his favorite topics, and
the class bubbles with suggestions about how they got to be high and
And never mind that Project Vote is simply a front
From Discover The
PROJECT VOTE (PV)
Project Vote is the voter-mobilization arm of
ACORN. It is a
501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose professed purpose is to carry out
non-partisan voter registration drives; to counsel voters on their rights;
and to litigate on behalf of voting rights focusing on the rights of the
poor and the disenfranchised.
Indeed, check out the office addresses of ACORN in
Arkansas (where they began) and
Compare with the Project Votes offices:
Indeed, they dont just share offices, but also
And ACORN has been the top independent
contractor by far for Project Vote for the years we have public records, via
(Click all images to
Which adds up to $9,612,115 in payments in just
(By the way, Citizens Consulting is Project
Votes bookkeeper. Coincidentally, they also keep the books for ACORN.)
And again, note that according to their Forms
990 ACORN and Project Vote once again
share the same address:
They even use the same phone number.
But, no, ACORN and Project Vote are clearly two
completely different entities.
Just ask Obama.
These documents leave no doubt. When Barack Obama says he didn't work
with ACORN he is lying to our faces.
But what does it matter when the media - i.e. the folks who are supposed to
honestly, neutrally referee this election - are rooting for him?
It matters no more than when Joe Biden repeatedly lied and misstated facts
during Thursday's Vice President debate. His lies and misstatements were
virtually ignored by the same media that have crucified Sarah Palin for two or
three gaffes that pale by comparison.
For god sake, Biden didn't even know what the duties of the Vice Presidency were - Palin had to correct
him. How could a neutral media bury this? But, in almost all cases, they
And that nagging question I keep asking has to be asked again. If Steve
Gilbert, with resources that must be a tiny fraction of what any major media
venue has, can find this information, why are major media not finding
Or are they finding it and deciding you shouldn't know about it?
The mainstream media of this country, in aggregate, are rooting for Barack
Obama and reporting in a way that furthers his campaign. It is a classicly
stacked deck against McCain/Palin. Period.
I wonder if, in the final month of the campaign, enough people will come
to this sordid realization for McCain to win anyway. I hope
STANLEY KURTZ, ON THE NY TIMES ARTICLE ABOUT OBAMA & AYERS
Earlier today I posted a New York Times article on the relationship between
Barack Obama and william ayers. It was written by Scott Shane. I called it
a glossover on behalf of Mr. Obama.
Unlike Mr. Shane, Stanley Kurtz of National Review is the guy
who read through the Annenberg Challenge Papers with a journalist's
The Times article I posted earlier today mentions in passing that the
Annenberg Challenge documents have been made public. What it doesn't say
is that they were being withheld by the U. of Chicago and it
was Stanley Kurtz' pressuring the school that caused them to be
released. Nice of the Times to leave that out.
In any event, here is Mr. Kurtz talking about what a phony, biased coverup
the Times story is:
Whitewash [Stanley Kurtz]
As others have noted, todays
New York Times carries a story on the
relationship between Barack Obama and unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist,
Bill Ayers. The piece serves as a platform for the Obama campaign and Obamas
friends and allies. Obamas spokesman and supporters names are named and their
versions of events are presented in detail, with quotes. Yet the article makes
no serious attempt to present the views of Obama critics who have worked to
uncover the true nature of the relationship. That makes this piece irresponsible
journalism, and an obvious effort by the former paper of record to protect Obama
from the coming McCain onslaught.
The title of the article when it first appeared on
the web last night was, "Obama Had Met Ayers, but the Two Are Not Close." That
was quickly changed to, "Obama and the 60's Bomber: A Look Into Crossed Paths."
Perhaps the first headline made the papers agenda a bit too obvious. Even so,
the new title simply parrots the line of Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt
that the two first met through an early "education project" and since have
simply "encountered each other occasionally in public life or in the
neighborhood." Or, as New York Times reporter Scott Shane puts it at
the head of his article, since an initial lunchtime meeting in 1995, "their
paths have crossed sporadically...at a coffee Mr. Ayers hosted for Mr. Obamas
first run for office, on the schools project (i.e. the Chicago Annenberg
Challenge) and a charitable board, and in casual encounters as Hyde Park
There is nothing "sporadic" about Barack Obama
delivering hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of many years to fund
Bill Ayers radical education projects, not to mention many millions more to
benefit Ayers radical education allies. We are talking about a substantial and
lengthy working relationship here, one that does not depend on the quality of
personal friendship or number of hours spent in the same room together (although
the article greatly underestimates that as well).
Shanes article buys the spin on Ayers supposed
rehabilitation offered by the Obama campaign and Ayers supporters in Chicago.
In this view, whatever Ayers did in the 1960's has somehow been redeemed by
Ayers later turn to education work. As the Times quotes Mayor Daley
saying, "People make mistakes. You judge a person by his whole life." The
trouble with this is that Ayers doesnt view his terrorism as a mistake. How can
he be forgiven when hes not repentant? Nor does Ayers see his education work as
a repudiation of his early radicalism. On the contrary, Ayers sees his education
work as carrying on his radicalism in a new guise. The point of Ayers education
theory is that the United States is a fundamentally racist and oppressive
nation. Students, Ayers believes, ought to be encouraged to resist this
oppression. Obama was funding Ayers "small schools" project, built around this
philosophy. Ayers radicalism isnt something in the past. Its something to
which Obama gave moral and financial support as an adult. So when Shane says
that Obama has never expressed sympathy for Ayers radicalism, hes flat wrong.
Obamas funded it.
Obama was perfectly aware of Ayers radical views,
since he read and publically endorsed, without qualification, Ayers book on
juvenile crime. That book is quite radical, expressing doubts about whether we
ought to have a prison system at all, comparing America to South Africas
apartheid system, and contemptuously dismissing the idea of the United States as
a kind or just country. Shane mentions the book endorsement, yet says nothing
about the books actual content. Nor does Shane mention the panel about Ayers
book, on which Obama spoke as part of a joint Ayers-Obama effort to sink the
1998 Illinois juvenile crime bill. Again, we have unmistakable evidence of a
substantial political working relationship. (Ive described it in detail
here in "Barack
Obamas Lost Years."
The Times article purports to resolve the
matter of Ayers possible involvement in Obamas choice to head the Chicago
Annenberg Challenge, yet in no way does so. Clearly, the article sides with
those who claim that Ayers was not involved. Yet the piece has no credibility
because it simply refuses to present the arguments of those who say that Ayers
almost surely had a significant role in Obamas final choice.
Steve Diamond has made a powerful case that,
whoever first suggested Obamas name, Ayers must surely have had a major role in
his final selection. Diamond has now revealed that the
Times consulted him extensively for this article and has seen his
important documentary evidence. Yet we get no inkling in the piece of Diamonds
key points, or the documents that back it up. (Ive made a similar argument
myself, based largely on my viewing of many of the same documents presented by
Diamond.) How can an article that gives only one side of the story be fair?
Instead of offering both sides of the argument and letting readers decide, the
Times simply spoon-feeds its readers the Obama camp line.
The Times also ignores the fact that Ive
published a detailed statement from the Obama camp on the relationship between
Ayers and Obama at the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. (See "Obamas Challenge.") Maybe thats because attention to that statement would force them to
acknowledge and report on my detailed reply.
Shanes story also omits any mention of the fact
that access to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge records was blocked. Whats more,
thanks to a University of Chicago law students Freedom of Information Act
(FOIA) request, we now know that access to the documents was blocked by an old
Obama associate, Ken Rolling, on the day I first tried to see them. And as a
result of my own FOIA, we also have evidence that Rolling may have been less
than fully forthcoming on the question of Ayers possible role in elevating
Obama to board chair at Anneberg. In fact, Rolling seems to have been
withholding information from a New York Times reporter. Ive made this
material public in a piece called, "Founding Brothers." How could a responsible article on the topic of Obama, Ayers, and the
Chicago Annenberg Challenge ignore the story of the blocked library access and
the results of the two FOIA requests? How could a responsible paper fail to
aggressively follow up on the questions raised by those requests, and by the
documents and analysis presented by Steve Diamond?
Most remarkably of all, Shane seems to paper over
the results of his own questioning. On the one hand, toward the end of the piece
we read: "Since 2002, there is little public evidence of their relationship."
And its no wonder, says Shane, since Ayers was caught expressing no regret for
his own past terrorism in an article published on September 11, 2001. Yet
earlier in Shanes article we learn that, according to Obama spokesman Ben
LaBolt, Obama and Ayers "have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages
since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005." Very
interesting. Obamas own spokesman has just left open the possibility that there
has indeed been phone and e-mail contact between the two men between 2002 and
2004, well after Ayers infamous conduct on 9/11. Yet instead of pursuing this
opening, Shane ignores the findings of his own investigation and covers for
The New York Times in the tank for
Obama? You bet. And sinking deeper every day.
In my book, I mentioned that the Times should rehire Jayson Blair for the
boost it would give its credibility. I wonder if he's still
ANOTHER REASON TO BE SKEPTICAL OF POLITICAL POLLING
I'm posting this short article from www.realclearpolitics.com without
additional commentary. Anyone who can't see why it should make them
skeptical of political polling is beyond my ability to explain it to:
MN Senate: Somebody's
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came out with a poll showing Norm Coleman beating Al Franken by ten points: 43
Today the Minnesota Star-Tribune released a poll showing the opposite: Franken leading
Coleman by nine. According to the Star-Tribune survey, conducted by Princeton
Survey Research Associates International, Franken leads Coleman 43 to
The only thing the polls agree on is the support
for Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley. SurveyUSA has him winning 19% of
the vote, the Strib has him winning 18%.
THE NY TIMES EXAMINES THE OBAMA/AYERS CONNECTION
Well well well.
The New York Times has a major front page story on the connection between
Barack Obama and unrepentant terrorst william ayers.
Its conclusion? Mr. Obama may have understated his involvement with
Ayers. But don't worry folks, they really weren't close. Vote
Obam...er, I mean we remain neutral regarding the election.
If you want to read the entire glossover, be my guest. Just click
here. But, for your amusement, I'll post a few excerpts:
CHICAGO At a tumultuous meeting of anti-Vietnam
War militants at the Chicago Coliseum in 1969, Bill Ayers helped
found the radical Weathermen, launching a campaign of bombings that would target
the Pentagon and United States Capitol.
Twenty-six years later, at a lunchtime meeting
about school reform in a Chicago skyscraper, Barack Obama met Mr.
Ayers, by then an education professor. Their paths have crossed sporadically
since then, at a coffee Mr. Ayers hosted for Mr. Obamas first run for office,
on the schools project and a charitable board, and in casual encounters as Hyde
A review of records of the schools project and
interviews with a dozen people who know both men, suggest that Mr. Obama, 47,
has played down his contacts with Mr. Ayers, 63. But the two men do not appear
to have been close.
Since earning a doctorate in education at Columbia
in 1987, Mr. Ayers has been a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the author or editor of 15 books, and an advocate of school
Hes done a lot of good in this city and
nationally, Mayor Richard M. Daley said
in an interview this week, explaining that he has long consulted Mr. Ayers on
school issues. Mr. Daley, whose father was Chicagos mayor during the street
violence accompanying the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the so-called Days of Rage the following year, said he
saw the bombings of that time in the context of a polarized and turbulent era.
This is 2008, Mr. Daley said. People make
mistakes. You judge a person by his whole life.
In March 1995, Mr. Obama became chairman of the
six-member board (of The Annenberg Challenge) that
oversaw the distribution of grants in Chicago. Some bloggers have recently
speculated that Mr. Ayers had engineered that post for him.
In fact, according to several people involved, Mr.
Ayers played no role in Mr. Obamas appointment.
Archives of the Chicago Annenberg project, which
funneled the money to networks of schools from 1995 to 2000, show both men
attended six board meetings early in the project Mr. Obama as chairman, Mr.
Ayers to brief members on school issues.
It was later in 1995 that Mr. Ayers and Ms. Dohrn
hosted the gathering, in their town house three blocks from Mr. Obamas home, at
which State Senator Alice J. Palmer, who planned to run for Congress, introduced
Mr. Obama to a few Democratic friends as her chosen successor. That was one of
several such neighborhood events as Mr. Obama prepared to run, said A. J. Wolf,
the 84-year-old emeritus rabbi of KAM Isaiah Israel Synagogue, across the street
from Mr. Obamas current house.
If you ask my wife, we had the first coffee for
Barack, Rabbi Wolf said. He said he had known Mr. Ayers for decades but added,
Bills mad at me because I told a reporter hes a toothless
In addition, from 2000 to 2002, the two men also
overlapped on the seven-member board of the Woods Fund, a Chicago charity that
had supported Mr. Obamas first work as a community organizer in the 1980s.
Officials there said the board met about a dozen times during those three years
but declined to make public the minutes, saying they wanted members to be candid
in assessing people and organizations applying for grants.
You have to love the Times.
-Barack Obama becomes the administrator of a $50
million dollar grant overseen by william ayers, but ayers didn't have anything
to do with putting him there. Several people who haven't been heard from in the
months this story has circulated suddenly come forward and say so, just for the
New York Times. Yeah, right.
-Barack Obama's political career was launched in william ayers' home but that
doesn't count because an 84 year old rabbi - one who apparently is friendly
with ayers - says maybe it was when he and his wife had Obama over for
coffee. The fact that the woman whose state senate seat Obama was running
for introduced him at ayers' house? A trifling detail.
-Then there is the fawning ayers rsum. Why, he wrote books and advocated for
school reform, didn't he? What did he say in those
books? What specific school reforms did he advocate? No
And I love Richard Daley saying how much good ayers does as
an educational activist. I've blogged previously about what his activities in that capacity...I hope readers go
back in time to see just what he was doing, and
continues to do, in that regard. I assure you the radical left won't be troubled
by his efforts.
This, folks, is exactly the kind of article I would expect from the New York
Times. No skepticism, no doubts, just a one-note apologia for Saint
Then they wonder why people call them biased.