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Watch The Latest Farce Live As Obama Presents His Birth Certificate To The Public

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Those who want to watch US politics devolve into a complete farce, can do so below, as the president caves in to a person who has serially bankrupted more corporations than anyone else in history. In the meantime, this is what the whie house had to say on the issue. Those who wish to watch Donald Trumps' take on the matter can do so here.

From the White House:

In 2008, in response to media inquiries, the President’s campaign
requested his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii. The state sent
the campaign the President’s birth certificate, the same legal
documentation provided to all Hawaiians as proof of birth in state, and
the campaign immediately posted it on the internet. That birth certificate can be seen here (PDF).

When any citizen born in Hawaii requests their birth certificate, they
receive exactly what the President received. In fact, the document
posted on the campaign website is what Hawaiians use to get a driver’s
license from the state and the document recognized by the Federal
Government and the courts for all legal purposes. That’s because it is
the birth certificate. This is not and should not be an open question.

The President believed the distraction over his birth certificate
wasn’t good for the country. It may have been good politics and good TV,
but it was bad for the American people and distracting from the many
challenges we face as a country. Therefore, the President directed his
counsel to review the legal authority for seeking access to the long
form certificate and to request on that basis that the Hawaii State
Department of Health make an exception to release a copy of his long
form birth certificate. They granted that exception in part because of
the tremendous volume of requests they had been getting.

At a time of great consequence for this country – when we should be
debating how we win the future, reduce our deficit, deal with high gas
prices, and bring stability to the Middle East, Washington, DC, was once
again distracted by a fake issue.  The President’s hope is that with
this step, we can move on to debating the bigger issues that matter to
the American people and the future of the country.

So the administration prevents distractions by caving in to them. What next: we see Obama's bed wetting record?

 

 

 

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:47 | 1211219 scratch_and_sniff
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Did anyone see what happened the TRIN today...is this a misprint??

 

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$TRIN

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:01 | 1211288 Sandy15
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That is the POMO removing their bids from the market.  Shows what the market will do when they remove the bids.  May 2010 Flash crash anyone??

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:23 | 1211416 caconhma
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How do we know this is a copy of the genuine birth certificate?

Oh, I know L. H. Oswald has killed JFK. All these "magic" bullets, the coroner pictures doctors signed not-to-comment, at least three dozens dead witnesses, the famous video of the JFK shooting released a few years later after going through numerous government FBI and CIA labs, etc.,

Oh, did I mention the 9/11 events and the WMD that led us to the Iraqi war?

After the long three years, I am somewhat skeptical.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:29 | 1211445 Don Birnam
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"I am not a crook."

- Richard Milhous Nixon. November 17, 1973.

 

"I am not a Kenyan."

- B. Hussein Obama. April 27, 2011.

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:36 | 1211477 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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You know what, Pres O can't win: he finally produces what he should have produced in the first place and now is getting a load of crap from people over that.

He's either arrogant and detached for ignoring this controversy..or a pussy for producing it.

Lets just drop all this bullshit nonsense and move on to the fact that in our own country,we have a huge number of issues to deal with.

 

BTW, I did not vote for Obama, but at some point, I think we need to move on. Now is that time.

 

I'm sure we'll see some half-assed forensic analysis "disproving" the long form by the end of the day. Sigh.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:04 | 1211648 Conrad Murray
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The birth certificate was released to discredit the growing real controversy...his fake/stolen SSN from Connecticut.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:39 | 1211830 AR15AU
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Conrad is the only one on point, as usual.

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 06:36 | 1215106 Spirit Of Truth
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That's correct.  It's the SS# stupid!  What's worse, the image of Obama's long-form birth certificate released by the White House is apparently blatantly photoshopped:

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2011/04/welcome-to-my-world-obama-r...

But why should the truth disrupt the blissful ignorance of the effectively suicidal masses?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 14:28 | 1212688 Fernley Girl
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You got that right.  The "document" can easily be seperated in Illustrator.

http://bryankeithnixon.com/?p=103

 

 

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 04:06 | 1215016 TerraHertz
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Holy shit... Download the image he posted:

http://bryankeithnixon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/birth-certificate-...

I don't have Illustrator installed, so have to take his word for it, which I'm happy to do. So opening that image in Photoshop, viewing full size... holy shit, holy shit... direct from the WH, a glaringly deliberate fake birth certificate!

There are so many glaring proofs that the document was being micro-edited as opposed to just a scan image overlaid on that background pattern (an action which *might* be legitimate, though I strongly doubt it.)

For one thing, why are so many random single characters on one layer and not the other? Given the mix of block letters vs handwriting, and the same kind of weird mix in both, I can't believe it's the result of some auto-text-extraction process.

But most dammingly, behold.... there are three instances of outlined 'selection areas' in the left hand layer. The 'Non' of 'None' (17a mother's occupation), part of the date stamp in fields 20 and 22. These 'selected' areas all appear in a flat lighter-than-black color in the final document.

No doubt at all. This document was 'constructed' by some fairly complex process of editing using tools like Illustrator. It's not just a simple scan, which it should be if genuine.

Why is it even converted to pdf, instead of a simple jpg or png? Is that just due to bureaucratic pdf-compulsion, or is it another case of the artist wanting to stick it to Obama, by ensuring the document edit history was retained in the file, as an Easter egg to be found by those who knew how to look?

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 06:27 | 1215085 i-dog
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Read the comments on http://bryankeithnixon.com/?p=103 ... I would agree with some of those there who claim to be Photoshop/Illustrator experts and that the layers are simply an artifact of a normal OCR-to-PDF scanner.

Full disclosure: I'm not an expert, but I am very familiar with all of those softwares.

I have also looked at an online copy of another certificate (http://www.wnd.com/images/090728birthcert.gif) issued for a birth at the same hospital 3 days later---but 4 serial numbers lower!---than this one. Based on that copy, this certificate would appear to be 'real' with respect to fonts and layout ... even though it was obviously typed by a different typist, appears to have used a different date stamper, and was signed by a different Local Registrar! Go figure.

However, I'm still more interested in finding his legal status as a "natural born American" ... given that he may have taken Indonesian citizenship (and thereby lost his American citizenship) when his mother later married there, and also that his mother may not have had sufficient US residency qualification at the time of his birth for him to automatically qualify with a non-American father. The truth will out...eventually.

In the meantime, I'd like to see him impeached and/or charged with fraud, treason, racketeering, breach of trust and a variety of other offences for breaking so many election promises and bypassing the Constitution on so many occassions!

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 09:18 | 1215459 TerraHertz
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"I would agree with some of those there who claim to be Photoshop/Illustrator experts and that the layers are simply an artifact of a normal OCR-to-PDF scanner."

That is flatly bullshit. Don't think you can mumble "OCR-to-PDF scanner" and hope most people won't know this has nothing to do with why there are two BITMAPPED layers.

OCR means 'optical character recognition', and refers to converting _images_ of characters to the abstracted _codes_ for characters (such as ASCII or Unicode.) Yes, plenty of office copiers these days can scan a paper document, extract the text codes from the image, and generate a PDF of the document in which the text consists of character codes not bitmaped images of the page. In the past I've spent days and days OCR-ing entire books into text files. Just because that process is now quite well automated doesn't mean the fundamentals of what's involved have changed any.

But this HAS NOT BEEN DONE with this BC document. It is all still bitmapped, regardless of what software is used to display it. There is NO abstraction to character codes and font descriptions. There's just two bitmapped image layers, clearly the result of originally scanning one document to a bitmap image, then transfering some elements from that image to a new layer, adding in a checked green background to that layer, mucking around with the compression/pixelation on that layer in some areas, 'selecting' some items on the other layer (using a 'selection highlight' color strangely chosen to be very similar to the standard 'black' of that layer), then converting the combination of the two layers (both of which contain blatant evidence of manual detail editing) to a pdf. Complete with a layer edit history, inhomogeneous palette, _zero_ text 'OCR' abstraction, and some 'invisible' but still present area selection boxes.

 

I simply can't believe that anyone attempting this could be so ignorant of the tools that they wouldn't even do a 'flatten layers' before final output format conversion. It _has_ to be deliberate, and the only possible motivation for such extreme flaws would be to intentionally say 'this is a fake'.

And it's the President's supposed birth certificate, on the official White House web site, purporting (ostensibly) to support his Constitutional eligibility for that office.

Amazing.

 

America, you are so fucked.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 15:12 | 1212980 AnAnonymous
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Lets just drop all this bullshit nonsense and move on to the fact that in our own country,we have a huge number of issues to deal with.

 

Ah, ah, best grotesque sight I have enjoyed for years...

The whole bunch of regular posters in here swear their life by US financial problems and still can not get over the fact the negro was a natural born US citizen.

Duplicity, duplicity.

In all cases and as shown by evidences, the disgust that the negro is a natural born US citizen is bigger than the concern they broadcast over the 'issues' in the US.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:18 | 1211954 caconhma
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The Obama birth-certificate looks quite NEW to me.

IMHO, a 50-years old document would look somewhat different.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:06 | 1212175 RichardP
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The piece of paper President Obama showed today is not a Hawaiian birth certificate.  It is not claimed to be a Hawaiian birth certificate.  It is the long form, prepared by the hospital.

The Certificate of Live Birth, the short form, is prepared by the government, is the legal document required for proof of birth, and is the document controlled by the government.  The long form is prepared by the hospital, is not considered legal proof of live birth, and I believe it is not controlled by the same agency that controls Certificates of Live Birth.

If you need to prove when you were born, the short-form Certificate of Live Birth is required, the long form won't do.  Obama released the short-form Certificate of Live Birth during his presidential campaign.

If you request your birth certificate, you can watch the clerk place a new piece of official paper in the printer and print your certificate.  If you are, say, 50 years old, you will have a new piece of paper legally proving that you were born fifty years ago.  Therefore, I expect that the long form Obama displayed today would look relatively new.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:22 | 1211974 SilverIsKing
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"How do we know this is a copy of the genuine birth certificate?"

Well, we don't know but this is the best we're gonna get.  It is interesting that he had never produced it before but all of a sudden, he does.  Perhaps he feels with his approval ratings sinking, he doesn't need this issue gaining momentum so it's best for him to nip it in the bud.  He could do it with the real thing or a fake but until someone can produce evidence that he wasn't born in the US, this is a dead issue.

Also, I think the question whether people would care if they even discovered that he wasn't born in the US should have been asked.  I think many people don't give a shit even if it was proven that he wasn't born in the US.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:13 | 1212207 RichardP
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... even if it was proven that he wasn't born in the US.

The only recourse the American people have is to prove in court, after a person is elected President, that they didn't meet one or both of the Constitutional requirements to be president.  This has been done repeatedly.  The courts have consistently found that the plaintiffs did not meet the burden of proof.

The American people do give a shit - if it can be proven.  The real problem is that the people see this as a non-issue.  Proof has been offered to the courts and the courts have ruled that the proof offered has not been sufficient.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:58 | 1212496 ronin12
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"It is interesting that he had never produced it before but all of a sudden, he does. "

Maybe he was concerned that the Donald was going to un-earth something so he decided to try and head it off at the pass.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:07 | 1211322 mspgrandi
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What s unusual about it? prints at 0.88.... Slightly Bullish stance

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:10 | 1211334 scratch_and_sniff
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Whats unusual? It hit zero!, I thought that a little more than slightly bullish. Maybe more QE in the pipeline tonight??

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:36 | 1211475 SloaneSquare
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I'm confused by this release. The BBC have a different copy to the one on the White House website.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13212230

Whilst the White House is a print out from a Message Board website.

http://msgboard.snopes.com/politics/graphics/birth.jpg

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/birth-certificate.pdf

Can somebody explain which is real?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:27 | 1211773 myshadow
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Pretty easy stupid.  The beeb has the long form, the second was the certificate of live birth that has been available since the campaign.  I would worry more about people like you having the ability to read and understand a STOP sign than the provenence of a birth certificate.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:20 | 1212254 Imminent Crucible
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If either is real, it's the BBC version. As anyone who's used Photoshop can see, the White House version has been altered by lifting the text and graphical elements from the original and merging them onto a green security-background.

All you have to do is look closely (try 300% zoom) at the WH doc, and you'll see that all the "typewritten" letters have white rings around them, and the green background does not extend behind or inside the letters.  Another tip-off is that the printed elements of the form show anti-aliasing, whereas the typed stuff has the jaggies.

Why would the White House choose to alter the background?  Why did the governor of Hawaii say the long-form birth certificate was "missing" just a couple of days ago?  Beats me.  Something ain't right.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:49 | 1211222 Occams Aftershave
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This is amazing.   By the way, i think Google has bankrupted even more companies than the Donald.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:55 | 1211257 DonnieD
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Wal-Mart would give both of them a run for their money.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:27 | 1211423 Gene Parmesan
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The timing of this release is almost criminal.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:56 | 1211585 Alienated Serf
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just b/c we are having the first FED press conference ever?  pure coincidence.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:50 | 1211225 oogs66
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Maybe he can go on celebrity apprentice in 2013?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:52 | 1211234 lsbumblebee
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I hope this puts to rest the silly rumor that he was hatched.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:59 | 1211287 Stuart
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agree.  ZeroHedge, enough of this... move on.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1211380 flattrader
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Well, depending on how you look at it:

ZH has fully fallen for the Rope a Dope strategy concocted by the O Campaign.

or

ZH is an operative of the O Campaign by keeping the controversy alive.

or

[fill-in your favorite hare-brained conspiracy...]

Points will be awarded if you can somehow implicate the Roman Empire.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:57 | 1211589 Joe Davola
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All will be revealed when The Teleprompter appoints The Donald as the Reality TV Show Czar.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:52 | 1212109 Threeggg
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The man who invented the teleprompter just died yesterday.

Teleprompter Inventor Hubert J. 'Hub' Schlafly Jr. Dies at 91

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/teleprompter-inventor-hubert-j-hub-182612

 

"MMMMMMMMMMMM"?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:18 | 1211723 RockyRacoon
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I had a direct tie-in with the Bilderbergs but decided that it would be off topic.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:28 | 1211440 That Peak Oil Guy
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"when we should be debating how we win the future"

Did they really say this?  Am I in the twilight zone?  This sounds like something you hear in a clueless CEO presentation to rah-rah the employees.

TPOG

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:58 | 1211893 chunkylover42
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The best part is that if you abbreviate 'win the future' you get WTF

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:51 | 1211556 Ruffcut
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He was hatched, that is where all the misunderstanding has been. Instead of looking in hospitals for the documents, they forget to check the barnyards. A new breed of change.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:51 | 1211242 THE DORK OF CORK
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I just can't listen to the man - he is a Dork.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:01 | 1211285 Roy Bush
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The whole issue is so stupid.  Trump is a total clown and Obama is a puppet.  Who cares if Obama was born in the US or not?  The Constitution has been trampled on so badly and this should be the sword to fall on?  What would happen if he was born in Indonesia...Biden would take over or maybe Boehner?  It's all one big sick joke that is a total waste of time.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:54 | 1211588 Muir
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@rob Bush

"The whole issue is so stupid.  Trump is a total clown and Obama is a puppet.  Who cares if Obama was born in the US or not?  The Constitution has been trampled on so badly and this should be the sword to fall on?  What would happen if he was born in Indonesia...Biden would take over or maybe Boehner?  It's all one big sick joke that is a total waste of time."

You got junked for that?!!

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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:07 | 1211677 Roy Bush
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Yeah, I don't get it either....I starting to think that the best comments are those that get "junked" the most.  Deficits are monumental, the modern day Pharasees are printing up money ad naseum, and the average person is oblivious.  Or worse, they actually care about pointless issues such as gay marriage, abortion, and Obama's birth certificate.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:35 | 1211809 flattrader
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Agreed re: posts that get junked the most.

I touched your junk...now you touch mine.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:37 | 1211816 Roy Bush
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Sorry, no-can-do...I'm hypnotized by Muir's "assets"....ahhhhhhhhhhh...ahhhhhh....urghhhh...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:23 | 1211977 flattrader
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They're not real ya know.

My paper bag is the genuine article.

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:44 | 1211840 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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we need a "like" button to balance out the useless junks.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:02 | 1211292 Betty Swallsack
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Which one?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:27 | 1211420 flattrader
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Please. Not John Boner. He's a complete whore.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/matt-taibbi-the-crying-shame-o...

Boehner was soon caught literally handing out checks from the tobacco lobby on the floor of the House. This was 1995; the House was voting to consider an end to federal subsidies of the tobacco industry, and Boehner, at the time the fourth-ranking Republican in the party hierarchy, went on the floor and handed out, by his own admission, "a half-dozen" donation checks from the tobacco lobby to various members.

 

Boehner only got busted when former-football-star-turned-GOP-congressman Steve Largent got wind of the check-passing and confronted Boehner about it. The fallout from the incident reveals the future House speaker at his absolute finest: While being interviewed by a television reporter about what he had done, Boehner with a straight face tries to turn the tables and present himself as an opponent of the practice. "It's a practice that's gone on here for a long time that we're trying to stop, and I know that I'll never do it again," he deadpans. Asked how he feels about the episode, he says, "It's a bad practice. We've gotta stop it."

 

While he may have stopped handing out checks on the floor of the House, Boehner didn't stop taking in lobbyist money and doing favors for his favorite industries. If you go back over his record, you'll find one instance after another of Boehner standing up on this or that issue in a way that dovetails perfectly with a pile of money that happens to have been sent to his PAC or his campaign fund

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:02 | 1211296 eskin1
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A dork also represents a whale's penis

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:02 | 1211306 Cassandra Syndrome
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From Offaly, apparently

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:53 | 1211244 vanorton
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"a person who has serially bankrupted more corporations than anyone else in history"

sooo true, trump is "the true master of chapter 11"

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:51 | 1211246 I am Jobe
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Bull shit conference and the yak yak yak yak.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:52 | 1211247 augie
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"we do not have time for this kind of sillyness"

 

yeah dancing with the stars is on...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:52 | 1211248 arnoldsimage
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all's well.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:54 | 1211250 Dr. Porkchop
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I can't believe he caved in and indulged this kind of crap. I guess he is a pussy. If he had balls he tell them that he doesn't have to prove shit.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:04 | 1211321 LowProfile
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Michelle forgot to give them to him this morning.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:15 | 1211371 disabledvet
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exactly.  is the President himself in charge of messaging?  "Watch the Royals...and learn

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:24 | 1211411 quartshort
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Good Morning Dr. Porkchop- I wanted to thank you personally for your response last week when I blew a fuse at Methman and you responded directly with encouraging words that settled my soul- albeit momentarily! Thanks for what you do, your humor and insight are worth their weight in SILVER. Best of luck to you on this crazy merry-go-round...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:52 | 1211255 RobotTrader
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Obama is about to announce the rebirth of mortgage-backed securities.  They are going back to slicing and dicing CDO Squared/Cubed pieces of paper.

Ergo, MCO is rocketing up 10% today to a new 2-year high.

And Mark Zandi is once again knee deep in booze and Egyptian hookers.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:04 | 1211305 Internet Tough Guy
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No TZOO chart today? IBD CANSLIM riverboat momotraders must be scratching their heads at the ultimate inflation hedge that dropped 12% yesterday. And I see you are now openly mocked on the other board. LOL

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1211389 disabledvet
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Her name was "Cleopatra."  She was Greek actually!  ("And that other shit's a friggin' LIE i tell you...NEXT QUESTION!")

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:55 | 1211256 AN0NYM0US
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geeeez Tyler - that's a WH SWF link - everone who opens this post has been infected with  a WH LSO 

http://www.security-faqs.com/lso-cookies-and-how-they-affect-your-privac...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:54 | 1211262 Forgiven
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Mark Twain was right.  Political discourse is the great sideshow.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:57 | 1211264 buzlightening
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Get your peanuts, popcorn; candy! lil scamBO borrows bentrod burnokios printing press. Willie Wonka witnesses as long form signing pdf birth certificate.  Copy write Grimms fairy tales.  

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:57 | 1211266 bob_dabolina
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O/T:

Arnie Gunderson confirms what I was saying about reactor #3 and that it most likely wasn't a hyrdrogen explosion.

trav7777 can eat my shit

http://fairewinds.com/

and RonPaul2012

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:03 | 1211311 trav7777
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Arnie can't "confirm" anything; all he can do is conjecture.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1211398 disabledvet
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and you do what exactly?  anywho "have no fear, American trial lawyers are here."

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:29 | 1211447 trav7777
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what the fuck is your point?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:32 | 1211459 flattrader
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>>and you do what exactly?<<<

Spew shit all over us...much like those 4 reactors.

http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/weather/news/fukushima?LANG=en&VAR=niluja...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:57 | 1211273 docj
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Just so long as we continue to pay precisely zero attention to the man (men) behind the curtain.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:05 | 1211310 augie
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thats pretty much what i took away from that jobbery. "we need to focus people, focus on real issues, not whether my election was constitutionally legitimate. Alot of folks are still out of work and i am confident that together we can make our kids, and our grandkids proud of the decisions we make today."

 

I want to puke. all over my keyboard.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:59 | 1211274 lolmao500
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And why would he talk about this TODAY... of ALL DAYS.... pre cover up of Bernanke screwing up America?

 

The MSM will probably talk about this BS all day long while just mentioning Bernanke decision...

 

This ain't looking good fo what the FED is gonna announce.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:24 | 1211403 Agent P
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"And why would he talk about this TODAY... of ALL DAYS.... pre cover up of Bernanke screwing up America?

 

The MSM will probably talk about this BS all day long while just mentioning Bernanke decision..."

My thoughts exactly.  Not sure about your last sentence though...just precautionary distraction IMO.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:57 | 1211275 ivars
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Pornography.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:01 | 1211286 I am Jobe
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I think SEC has a leg up on that.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:58 | 1211278 Cassandra Syndrome
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This is for real? WTF?

I thought ZH was doing a surreal April Fool's Day gag.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:01 | 1211281 and so on...
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I'd like to hear the medical doctor on the cert confirm this. Why did Obama not take questions? Namely, why is his own Aunt saying that she witnessed Obama's live

birth in Keyna?

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:01 | 1211299 Cassandra Syndrome
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He is a Keynesian true and true.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:10 | 1211345 Bastiat
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The doc is either deceased or recently retired and travelling the world in luxury.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 09:59 | 1211284 Kina
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yeh, but where did the stork bring him from!!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:45 | 1211849 krispkritter
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Depose the stork!...Oh, too late. Hot tub accident...they said his leg cramped up.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:02 | 1211289 6 String
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but, but...where's the Amazon commentary. Oh, did anyone notice MCO versus SLV? 10% move in Moody's. I tell you, America is fucking back to it's good ole boy days!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:08 | 1211335 oogs66
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MCO didn't threaten to downgrade the u.s. and its owned by buffet....

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:02 | 1211290 Oniram
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Funny that as I read this post, there is an ad for Trump to the left.

I do say though, his hair makes me proud to be bald.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:00 | 1211295 buzzsaw99
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not. an. american.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:21 | 1211759 RockyRacoon
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There are some who would not be convinced even with the umbilical cord crammed up their ass.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:03 | 1211300 I am Jobe
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Ok, Obama headed to Chicago and going to be on the Oprah show and then more ways to loot for his ca,paign. Ok, then nothing new in the USA. Just another day in paradise.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:01 | 1211303 AldoHux_IV
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This is the shitshow of politics and why we need to remove and replace the current system-- it's not good for anybody or anything.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:05 | 1211304 Infinite QE
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When Obama ran for Senate in Illinois, they called him the Kenyan born superstar. Short memories sink ships.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:05 | 1211308 digalert
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If you believe Barama, then you must believe the Bernank. Let's all sit around and sing kumbaya, from the Barry Soetoro hometown Kenya.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:07 | 1211320 trav7777
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Do these idiots think this "win the future" crap has ANY traction at all?  Like they think it's clever or sticky or something?  It's a joke and everyone sees it as not only an empty slogan but not a particularly catchy one

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:23 | 1211406 nmewn
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"Do these idiots think this "win the future" crap has ANY traction at all?"

I've always thought WTF was a perfect fit for this administration.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:47 | 1211519 i-dog
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Who was the poor, sad, humourless prick who junked that? Too funny!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:02 | 1211650 nmewn
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LOL...I got nuthin but love for the poor, sad, humorless pricks of the world.

We do what we can for em eh? ;-)

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:11 | 1211683 UninterestedObserver
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FTW would work just as well too.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:42 | 1211490 That Peak Oil Guy
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I worked for a company for a while that came up with the slogan "Work to Win".  They hired some ex-pro football player to deliver the new slogan at the annual company meeting.  At the end everyone (many thousands of people) got a "Work to Win" baseball cap.  It was hilarious.

However, this is my government, and while this is amusing I'm not really laughing.

TPOG

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:06 | 1211674 takinthehighway
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Maybe it's time to resurrect Gerald Ford's "Whip Inflation Now" buttons...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:08 | 1211324 Kina
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The Stork has released a tell all book. He bought Obama from Melbourne. The bastard is Australian. Sorry about that folks.

 

But the news gets worse, the Stork reckons Trump was bought from the USA, so no escaping him.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:08 | 1211325 CheapPanderingCrony
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Trump may be playing this to increase his ratings. But you have to say, with all the rumors out there, he's the one that finally got the White House to do something about it. Meaning, he gets things done. I don't think he should be president, but its definitely worth admiring.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:09 | 1211339 buzzsaw99
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Trump sez: "I'm gonna play this here fiddle and I want you to dance a jig boy".

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:08 | 1211333 israhole
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Not that I care about his birth certificate,  but it's about 3 years too late.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:12 | 1211341 Milton Waddams
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So this is what the new globalist order has devolved to?  The fucking President of the United States having a press conference to prove he is a naturally born citizen?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:54 | 1211561 MsCreant
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He's trying to organize our community. Can't we all just get along? 0_o

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:25 | 1211778 RockyRacoon
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Hey, Missy!  Fancy meeting you here.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:54 | 1212119 Hephasteus
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Yep.

Banker - Victim

Banker - Victim

Banker - Victim

I'm seeing the organization here.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:10 | 1211346 foxman
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It's obvious they are trying to defuse the issue before it blows up and leads to deeper things that are starting to be uncovered.

Wayne Madsen is all over it and has been for some time.

http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:10 | 1211347 The Count
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For those you did not get it yet: Obama is a meat puppet, no better or worse than the last 10 before him. Whoever believes that he can control the puppet masters in the shadows does not understand anything. If he gets too cocky he is simply assassinated. 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:12 | 1211348 aVian
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Tyler why is the title: ...releases long form birth certificate

 

when it should read long form Certificate of Live birth...two entirely different things

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:12 | 1211349 Dragline
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Curious timing to this -- same day as Bernanke's big conference and will bump it off the radar screen.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:20 | 1211393 Dantzler
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YES!

Guess which story leads tonight on SheepleTV ?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:10 | 1211350 Kina
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Trump is an embarassment. From outside the US the perspective is electing him would be like electing Palin, less the credibility. He is considered a joke, a tv entertainer, and a bad one at that.  Only in the US.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:15 | 1211378 alien-IQ
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Wait til Trump announces that Don King will be his running mate.

Bi-winning.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:00 | 1211616 Rogerwilco
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I always envied Don King's hair, Damn him, damn him to hell!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:01 | 1211638 Ruffcut
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Yeah, I like it trump and king.

The bad hair party.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1211384 The Count
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Correction: The entire congress is an embarrassment. Thats why they have the lowest approval rating of all times. But then again, what do you expect from a country that considers The Real Housewives of New Jersey entertainment? 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:53 | 1211555 Creed
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how soon you forget

 

from outside the US, Obama was the hands on favorite

now he's a weak joke in the USA & out

y'all don't have much of a track record, good thing you can't vote in the USA

 

 

 

by Kina
on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:10
#1211350

 

Trump is an embarassment. From outside the US the perspective is electing him would be like electing Palin, less the credibility. He is considered a joke, a tv entertainer, and a bad one at that.  Only in the US.

 

 

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:11 | 1211697 takinthehighway
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I seem to recall the same sorts of statements being made about Ronald Reagan..."Bedtime for Bonzo" and all that...

...not that I consider Reagan and Trump to be in the same league...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1211362 rwe2late
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 Actually, whenever there are age and residency requirements for political office, ALL candidates for those positions should be routinely REQUIRED to formally submit proof of eligibility when they register.

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1211586 Creed
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I had to supply a birth certificate so my son could play soccer

So why has this taken over 2 years to produce, and why has Obamas legal team spent millions fighting the request to see this?

 

I'll tell you why. Obamas daddy is a foreign national from Kenya, so Obama is not a "natural born citizen".

Anchor baby status don't cut it.

 

edit: the 14th amendment seems to disagree with me so I'm wrong

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:50 | 1212113 Optimusprime
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Are we talking "Obama's mom's husband (for a while) or Obama's actual biological father?  There seems to be some speculation that he is the illegitimate son of a balck communist poet....

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:01 | 1212164 Ace Ventura
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Not so fast on the edit. You were initially correct. Read the 14th again.

'...subject to the jurisdiction thereof...'

Non-citizens do not meet this requirement. This little inconvenient fact destroys the entire anchor baby logic.  

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:15 | 1211707 takinthehighway
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Potential voters should have to do likewise.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:15 | 1211376 GIANTKILR
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Watch the other HAND!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:26 | 1211417 mendigo
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exactly

both parties are in search of anything to change the topic. they need a sex scandle quickly

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:18 | 1211385 astartes09
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I wouldnt call it a farce persay.  I always knew the guy was born in HI.  I was just suprised the President of the United States had to come on television and tell the press to stop acting like children.  Thats the real embarrasment.

And as far as Trump is concerned, it seems that he has no problem starting a war with both Saudi Arabia and China.  Wars are started for nicer things he's said.  I personally dont want to be around after he tells Putin or Abdullah to go screw themselves.  And seriously, what the hell?  What we really need is Bloomberg, and what we got is Trump. At least we'll have a hot first daughter.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:35 | 1211461 trav7777
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well, why didn't the press go after this 3 years ago?  Why now?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:55 | 1211596 MsCreant
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If the country is going bankrupt, Trump has so much experience with that, he will be the perfect president. He should campaign on that.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:43 | 1211838 Pool Shark
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He should write a new book;

It should start at chapter 11...

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 12:57 | 1212135 Hephasteus
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LOL

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 13:24 | 1212274 Creed
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I wouldn't hang too much emotion on the whole bankruptcy thing

 

because you're going to drive people into his camp from the sympathy vote

 

since 1/2 of America & Europe has either declared bankruptcy or considered it over the last 3 years since the bottom fell out of the economy

 

it's a nice little drive by soundbite tho, I'll give you that

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:19 | 1211390 kentfinance
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sad - fiddling while Rome burns

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:34 | 1211467 tmosley
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If by "fiddle" you mean...

Nevermind.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:20 | 1211404 hannah
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well all i can say is why did he spend millions to block access....?....hussein is a idiot if there wasnt a problem and he spends millions. what is this dork going to do when he gets ready to build the presidential library...hire a fiction writer to write his life....something is fishy.

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:23 | 1211407 Whatta
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I noticed a misspelling at the top of zerO's birth certificate...

 

...looks to me like they accidently transposed the letters "L..i..v..e". Shouldn't that have read the other way around?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:56 | 1211602 Creed
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accidently transposed the letters "L..i..v..e".

 

 

bwahahahahaha

 

bwahahahaha

 

damn, just damn

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:20 | 1211755 rustymason
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"Evil" or "Vile"

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:24 | 1211410 Hephasteus
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I wanna see a cat scan to prove there's no carbon fiber nanotube computer chip in his head.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:24 | 1211419 sellstop
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"You want my birth certificate? Here it is!

You want a strong currency? Here is higher interest rates!

Are ya happy, punk? Are ya?"

gh

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:27 | 1211424 digalert
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Trump:

“it is rather amazing that all of the sudden” the document surfaces

"should be inspected to ensure its authenticity"

http://www.prisonplanet.com/donald-trump-obama-birth-certificate-should-...

Go get him Donald.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:27 | 1211434 Hedgetard55
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Obama "releases" the COLB, NOT the certified birth certificate, and everyone goes apeshit? The COLB proves nothing and has been "out there " for three years. You dopes have been pwned by Bam Bam again.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:30 | 1211435 anthoxanthum
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He sure took his sweet time addressing an issue for which he has no time. I don't have time for it either for that matter.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:30 | 1211448 American Sucker
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Now that we've put that to rest, can we execute him for crimes against humanity now?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:50 | 1211550 SilverFish
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Can we get a 2 for 1 discount if we do Trump too? The world would be better off with neither of those clowns walking the earth.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:57 | 1211609 Creed
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watch yourselves

 

 

by American Sucker
on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:30
#1211448

 

Now that we've put that to rest, can we execute him for crimes against humanity now?


by SilverFish
on Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:50
#1211550

Can we get a 2 for 1 discount if we do Trump too? The world would be better off with neither of those clowns walking the earth.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 11:17 | 1211737 takinthehighway
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Can't imagine who junked you, brother, unless it's guys who don't realize that posting here pretty much guarantees you a spot on the NSA "watch" roster...

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:34 | 1211453 falak pema
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Trump is now going to pull his magic trick. He will announce he has bought the Burj Khalifa tower (highest in world) in Dubai for 1 trillion devalued dollars. In exchange he has unlimited unofficial but real saudi money (Oil barrels) to finance his campaign. He is their man if only he keeps his hair style the way it is...That's all they ask of him. He reminds them of King Elvis...So Humpty Dumpty will get elected if he takes on Oprah as VP (if Palin declines).

That's awesome ticket, as O'bummer's real card is Michelle, as every body knows...She wears the pants and the nuts that go with it.

Needless to say as soon as he is elected his real estate company will go chapter 11 on Burj Khalifa and it will be handed back to Dubai. Deal over!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:33 | 1211463 bigargon
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Obama next press conferance ... Yes he will be getting up early to watch the royal wedding.

 

What timing on the same say as bernake's press conferance, that had to be totally by accident.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:41 | 1211498 bigdumbnugly
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"helloooo hawaii!.  hehe.  yeah.  great crowd here.  thank you, thank you."

"say... i just flew in from kenya and boy are that stork's wings tired."  (rim shot followed by great applause and laughter).

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:42 | 1211501 Byte Me
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Exactly -- I should care (previous thread) about this issue, WHY, again? It's all Bullcrap.

Obumma is your elected pres. PERIOD. Tramp is a monied corporate dickhead with the morals of an alleycat. Whether BO is any functional USE is a different issue.

If he Can -- well fine -- but so far, it looks like he Can't.

Get over it -- you have another election next year and you can all "Man Up" and elect Mrs DimmAss the Alaskan Lesser-spotted Snow Tiger. Effin' good for you. Plutocratic democracy rocks - right.

Either vote 'em out -- have a nice little revolution -- or decend into well deserved anarchy and winnow yourselves down a bit

Those are your basic options -- your recourse to judicial means of rectification are a waste of time money and intellectual capital.

(Damn -- I'm crabby today)

 

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:45 | 1211520 victor82
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I know that very few people here like Palin , but she tweeted a message to the press that said, in part, that while Trump forced the release of the BC, the press shouldn't be distracted from the main news of the day, which was Bernanke's press conference.

I think it is safe to conclude that Palin understands that the news from the FED will be bad. But then again, in this environment, how were we to expect good news?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 10:49 | 1211535 cabtrom
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Piece of shit could have been born in the White House, still doesn't change the fact that he is the most UN-American puppet president that ever plopped out of the ass of corporatism.  I accepted corporatist media hacks for the last 20 years but at the very least act like a red blooded AMERICAN corporate hack instead of some pathetic little bitch whose biggest complaint is Lincoln didn't kill enough whites. 

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