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To watch this movie and realize – or simply be reminded of – all that is unknown about President Obama is of concern. Much of the information has been ignored by the American media totally. When appropriately reminded as to what is still unknown about Obama to date, one has to ask: How can any logical-thinking person give a damn about Romney’s taxes while not asking any questions regarding our current president’s past?

For the full story from CBS/Chicago:


Google Books lists Bill Ayers as author of Dreams from My Father

Thomas Lifson

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Google, which sits atop more data than anybody outside the NSA, is presenting Bill Ayers as the author of Barack Obama’s purported first autobiography, Dreams from My Father. Follow this link and see it while you can. If it is gone by the time you read this, a screen shot of the page, and a close-up on the Dreams entry are provided for posterity.

Google knows so much about us already that privacy activists are alarmed. What data are its algorithms sifting through to come to the conclusion that yes, the stylistic parallels to Ayers’ other books are formidable and Barry never showed any sign of an ability to write this way before or after, and yes, Christopher Anderson’s friendly biography includes the information that Obama found himself deeply in debt and “hopelessly blocked.” At “Michelle’s urging,” Obama “sought advice from his friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers.”

So the company that supposedly knows more about us than we know ourselves also knows who wrote Dreams from My Father.

from American Thinker:

All of this got me to wondering whether an Ayers-Obama-Said-al-Mansour cabal had formed in the early 1980s back in New York City.  If so, such a combine might have generated enough momentum to push Obama’s career along.  To see if Obama and Ayers had crossed paths before Chicago, I ordered a copy of Bill Ayers’ 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days.  It was then that I began to realize the depth of Ayers’s involvement in Obama’s rise to power.

Obama would have needed help to get into Harvard.  Friendly biographer David Remnick tells us that Obama was an “unspectacular” student in his two years at Columbia and at every stop before that going back to grade school.  A Northwestern University professor, John L. McKnight, although a friend of Obama’s and a fellow Alinskyite, reinforces the point, telling Remnick, “I don’t think [Obama] did too well in college.”  As to Obama’s LSAT scores, Jimmy Hoffa’s body will be unearthed before those are.

How such an indifferent student got into a law school whose applicants’ LSAT scores typically track between the 98th and the 99th percentile and whose GPAs range between 3.80 and 4.00 is a subject the media have chosen not to explore.  Nor have they asked how Obama paid for that education.  Maybe it is time they ask the mailman.

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Barack Hussein Obama did not sneak into power. An army of clueless, disconnected, ignorant Americans invited him to bring his Marxist, glaringly anti-American jihad into our lives. This president’s overtly destructive, clear-and-present-danger agenda is surpassed in transparency only by his ultra-leftist public voting record and overall lifetime conduct of consorting with the enemy as a child and student of Marxism, socialist and racist community organizer, congregant of the blatant America-hating black-theology- and social-justice-spewing Rev. Jeremiah Wright and close personal friend of convicted communist terrorists like Bill Ayers, and by his unflinching appointment of an array of communist czars, including Van Jones, Cass Sunstein, Anita Dunne, et al. So let me get this straight: You claim your intentions were noble because you simply wanted to get your child a puppy but somehow didn’t notice that it was foaming at the mouth, and now you’re shocked that your child has rabies? I think not. That is not a mistake. It is negligence — dangerous, life threatening and, I am convinced, downright criminal negligence.
And the price for such negligence is catastrophic, don’t you know.

For the rest of Ted Nugent’s OpEd:

(note: I am posting the full text of the American Thinker article on Obama’s “Pops” poem, because it provides great analysis)

March 07, 2010

What I Learned from Obama’s Pop

by Jack Cashill

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle!”
  – Alice in Wonderland
A little more than a month ago, I began my first descent into the rabbit hole of Barack Obama’s origins, a place known to swallow reputations whole. What prompted my inquiry was an e-mail from a correspondent asking my opinion of “Pop,” a poem published under the 19-year-old Obama’s name in the spring 1981 edition of Occidental College’s literary magazine, Feast. Having no prior bias going in, here is what I have concluded coming out.


  • Questioning Obama’s origins is a legitimate enterprise. Even by their own humble standards, the major media — including Obama’s biographers — have done an impressively slack job in tracing the president’s uncertain roots.
  • Obama was almost assuredly born in Hawaii. There is no evidence that puts him elsewhere. Undoing the Kenyan possibility is the high likelihood that the “marriage” between Barack Sr. and Ann Dunham was a sham.
  • Much depends on that marriage. “My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation,” said Obama, establishing the romantic narrative in his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. His father was from Kenya. His mother was from “a town on the other side of the world, in Kansas.” 
  • To paraphrase Harry Reid, Obama was no ordinary “Negro.” Said Joe Biden of Obama’s background, “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.” Enough depends on this story that Team Obama would and has dissembled to preserve it.
  • For starters, Ann Dunham spent her formative years in Washington State, several of them in the progressive cocoon of Mercer Island. It was to Washington that she returned for a year immediately after Obama’s birth, a fact missed by every Obama biography I could find.
  • Baby Barack spent most of his first year in Washington as well, another fact overlooked by the biographers.
  • There is not much storybook to a romance in which the mother leaves home immediately after her son’s birth. Barack Sr.’s close friends have no memory even of a relationship between him and Dunham.
  • When Barack Sr. left Hawaii a year after Obama’s birth, Ann’s father Stanley was there to see him off with smiles. He would always speak well of the black man who knocked up his daughter and then abandoned wife and child — mighty unusual behavior from a father-in-law.
  • There was a marriage license from another county, Maui — a classic way to avoid local notification — and a divorce, but if there was a wedding, then no one attended it. There was no ring, no photos, no leis.
  • Ann Dunham met Barack Sr. in Russian class. (In 1960, people like Lee Harvey Oswald took Russian classes.) The possibility that the Dunhams recruited Barack Sr. to front for a less savory impregnation of Ann by a black man makes more sense than the fabled romance. Obama looks nothing like Barack Sr.
  • No, there is absolutely no reason to believe that the father was Malcolm X.
  • This brings us back to “Pop.” Every mainstream reviewer I could find has argued that the subject of the poem was Obama’s grandfather, Stanley Dunham. None of them asked why Obama would write a poem about his “Gramps” and title it “Pop.” None addressed the questions of paternity implicit in the title and in the confrontation between son and father figure.
  • On closer examination, the poem is almost assuredly about Obama’s African-American mentor, the communist Frank Marshall Davis. There are two good reasons to assert this. One is that “Pop” recites a poem that he had written. Davis was a poet. Dunham was not.
  • The second reason is that “Pop” actually appears to have been written by Davis about his own relationship with Obama.
  • A stronger case can be made for Davis’s authorship than for Obama’s. For one, “Pop” has a different style altogether from a silly adolescent poem called “Underground” published under Obama’s name along with “Pop” in Feast. Critic Warwick Collins rightly describes “Pop” as “by far the more powerful and complex” of the two, and his is the consensus opinion.
  • For another, “Pop” closely resembles in style, language, and subject a matter a poem published by Davis in 1975 called “To A Young Man.” The literary analyst who unearthed this poem — I have referred to him as “Mr. West” — has argued for Davis as “Pop” from the beginning.
  • In each of the two poems in question, the young man is the narrator. In each, the old man, the Davis character, is discussed in the third person. In the 1981 poem, the narrator calls him “Pop,” in the 1975 poem “the old man.” In each poem, when this older character speaks to the young man, he does so without benefit of quotation marks.
  • In “To A Young Man,” the Davis character says on one occasion, “Since then I have drunk/ Hal a hundred liquid years/ Distilled Through restless coils of wisdom.”
  • Note the similar flow of language in “Pop”: “Pop switches channels, takes another/ Shot of Seagrams, neat, and asks/ What to do with me, a green young man.”
  • As is evident in these two short samples, both poems are written in free verse and make ready use of what is called “enjambment” — that is the abrupt continuation of a sentence from one line into the next.
  • There are parallels in word choice as well as style. “Neat” means without water or ice. “Neat” and “distilled” both suggest a kind of alcoholic purity. Each of these words is emphasized by isolating it from the flow of the text.
  • Both poems are published with a seeming typo that may, in fact, be a pun.
    In “To A Young Man,” as cited above, the old man says, “Since then I have drunk/ Hal a hundred liquid years/ Distilled.” On first reading, I presumed the capitalized “Hal” to be a reference to young Prince Hal of Shakespeare’s Henry IV with an allusion to old man as Hal’s wayward guide, Sir John Falstaff. The sentence reads better, however, if the old man, fifty years older than his young friend, says, “I have drunk half a hundred liquid years.”

  • In “Pop,” the older man “Stands, shouts, and asks
/For a hug, as I shink.” Most reviewers simply dismiss “shink” as a typo, the right word being “shrink.” Still, as poet Ian McMillan notes in the U.K. Guardian, “shink” literally means “to be hit in the face with a penis.” I am not making this up.

  • In each case, too, the older man shares his wisdom with a “young man” who may not be eager to hear it. The young man of “Pop” dismisses that wisdom as a mere “spot” in his brain, “something
/that may be squeezed out, like a/
Watermelon seed between/
Two fingers.”
  • Comparably, the narrator of “To A Young Man” observes that the old man “walked until/ On the slate horizon/ He erased himself.” Whether “squeezed out” or “erased” from the young man’s consciousness, the Davis character understands just how tenuous is his hold on the lad.
  • For all his awareness, however, the older man finds a certain drunken satisfaction in the exchange. Towards the end of “To A Young Man,” the old man “turned/ His hammered face/ To the pounding stars/ Smiled/ Like the ring of a gong.” “Pop” also concludes on an upbeat note: “I see my face, framed within
/ Pop’s black-framed glasses/ 
And know he’s laughing too.”
  • There is no reason to believe that the “young man” of the 1975 poem is Obama. The reader is told that the younger fellow is twenty years old and that the old man is fifty years older. Davis was precisely seventy in 1975, but Obama was no more than fourteen. Lacking too in the 1975 poem is the intimacy and anxiety that characterizes “Pop.”
  • In fact, “Pop” hints at both a blood relationship between the two men and a sexual one. The very name of the poem implies paternity, and in the poem the young man uses reflections and mirrors to show a physical resemblance between himself and the old man.
  • As to a possible sexual relationship between Obama and the admittedly bisexual Davis, the poem offers some intriguing evidence: “Pop … points out the same amber/ Stain on his shorts that I’ve got on mine, and/ Makes me smell his smell, coming/ From me.”
  • It is impossible to confirm that Davis either sired Obama or sexually abused him, but this imagery does at the least reek of some unsavory boundary violation.
  • As compensation, Davis may well have slipped this “green young man” a poem for publication. Such an everyday fraud would not have seemed unethical to an old man used to the “flim and flam” (“Pop”) of a world where “one plus one” does not necessarily make “two or three or four” (“To A Young Man”).
  • Trained to believe that nothing adds up and the deck is stacked against him, Obama has seemed from the beginning entirely comfortable with his counterfeit literary career.
  • This chicanery would reach fruition in Dreams, the acclaimed literary success that laid the foundation of the Obama-as-genius myth. The evidence that Obama pal and mentor Bill Ayers largely ghosted this memoir now overwhelms the objective reviewer.
  • In the final analysis, Davis, a pornographer with a stated fondness for young white women, makes as likely a suspect to be Obama’s blood father as Barack Sr. Team Obama’s evasiveness about the birth certificate and other questions of origins may have something to do with paternity issues.
  • Questions about Obama’s citizenship remain in play. His seeming adoption by the Muslim Lolo Soetoro and his removal to Indonesia cloud the issue of nationality. Obama was, in fact, registered at school there as “Barry Soetoro,” a “Muslim” and an Indonesian citizen.
  • Contrary to rumor, Obama could have traveled to Pakistan on an American passport in 1981. Whether he did or not is another question. It was not until April 2008 at a San Francisco fundraiser that Obama casually let it be known that he had traveled to Pakistan at all. Curiously, he had not mentioned this trip in either of his two books or in any prior public discussion of Pakistan.
  • Raising suspicions further was the fact that two weeks before the Pakistani admission, someone had improperly accessed Obama’s passport on three occasions. That someone worked for John Brennan at Analysis Corp, a company with fewer than a hundred employees. A former CIA operative then advising Obama, Brennan is now Deputy National Security Adviser.


Curiouser and curiouser! Those dependent on the major media for their news know close to none of the above. They have been coached to believe that only Mad Hatters and “birthers” would dare question the self-serving slop of disinformation that the media have dished out in the age of Obama. Well, off now to see Alice — something of a homecoming for me, as I have lived in Wonderland for the last several years.

      Some of Barack Obama’s college colleagues made it clear in 2008 that Obama had solid Marxist views, but the MSM dismissed their stories.

      Dr. John Drew had extensive discussions with Obama when he was at Occidental, and his discussion is informative:

Dr John C. Drew joins us to discuss his impressions of the young Barack Obama and their extensive discussions of Marxist theory”

this is from Founding Bloggers:

Yesterday, we posted a video flashback of President Obama’s friend and advocate, Khalid Abdullah Tariq al-Mansour.

Khalid is one of the people who reportedly was instrumental in getting Barack Obama into Harvard.

Khalid preaches that god wants to see the ears and noses of white people cut off.

Yesterday we received a comment in response to our post, which shocked us [emphasis added in red]:

I wanted to clarify that even though Khalid al-Mansour is a radical leftist from the 60’s that funded he start of the Black Panther Party as well as being the one who (with Bill Ayers)was instrumental in getting Obama into Harvard it was also al-Mansour that co-founded “the United Bank of Africa”. It is the bank that the “Christmas Day bombers” father ran which indirectly ties Obama to this plot. [LINK]

Before the bigot fascists of the Progressive movement get their exploding panties in a bunch, we are not saying Obama is connected to the Christmas Jihad. We are saying that Obama and the Progressive left are just as guilty of hanging with terrorists and their enablers as ANY Saudi Royal loving, oil pumping Republican.

Full Post and al-Mansour video:

     They truly think that the American people believe what they say simply because it emanates from the mouth of the Obama.

     Politico is reporting on the list of White House visitors that has been released, which includes Mayor Richard Daley, Michael Moore, and George Soros. Also on the list is William “Bill” Ayres and Jeremiah Wright. In true Obama form, the following qualifier was included:

“Visitor logs released by the White House late Friday show that a host of prominent people have been spending time at the executive mansion, including liberal powerhouses George Soros and former vice president Al Gore.
The White House warned prominently of false hits among the names. Names like Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayres are on the list, but are not the same people who caused problems for Obama in the campaign. The “John Edwards” listed in the records is not the same as the disgraced former Democratic presidential candidate, a White House spokesman said.”


April  15th, 2009 5:03 pm Barack Obama, through his  spokesman, claimed today that he was  unaware <> of the  tax day tea parties. Granted, the MSM has done a  good job in suppressing any sort of coverage  ahead of time (and the little coverage they did  provide was derisive at best). but how out of  touch is the Community Organizer in Chief,  really?       This  much we know: 
– He  was unaware <>   that he  was attending a church (for 20 years) with a  racist pastor who hates America . 
– He  was unaware <>   that he  was family  friends<,bill-ayers-barack-obama-book-111308.article> with,  and started his political career in the living  room of, a domestic terrorist. 
– He  was unaware <>   that he  had invested in two speculative companies backed  by some of his top donors right after taking  office in 2005 
– He  was unaware
 <>   that  his own aunt was living in the US  illegally.   
– He  was unaware <>   that  his own brother lives on pennies a day in a hut  in Kenya .   
– He  was unaware <>   of the  AIG bonuses that he and his administration  approved and signed into a bill. 
– He  was unaware <>   that  the man he nominated to be his Secretary of  Commerce was under investigation in a bribery  scandal.   
– He  was unaware <>   that  the man he nominated to be his Secretary of  Health and Human Services was a tax  cheat.   
– He  was unaware <>   that  the man he nominated to be his Secretary of the  Treasury was a tax cheat. 
– He  was unaware <>   that  the man he nominated to be the U.S. Trade  Representative was a tax cheat. 
– He  was unaware <>   that  the woman he nominated to be his Chief  Performance Officer was a tax cheat. 
– He  was unaware <>   that  the man he nominated to be #2 at the  Environmental Protection Agency was under  investigation for mismanaging $25 million in EPA  grants.   

PLEASE,,,  there are people in comas that are more aware of  world affairs than this guy.

     It has already been reported that Kevin Jennings, Obama’s Safe School czar, had “poor judgment” as a teacher two decades ago, when he failed to report to authorities that one of his male teenage students was having a sexual relationship with an older man he had met at a “bus stop”. The forward that he wrote for the book “Queering Elementary Education” is questionable (Bill Ayers wrote the back cover blurb for the same book) shows his agenda with regard to education and homosexuality, but it is not as damaging as the teenage student incident.

      However, in light of his views (until this week) on how he handled the teenage male student issue, the revelation that he supports Harry Hay, who promotes the NAMBLA group is extremely outrageous. NAMBLA is the moniker for the North American Association for Man Boy Love Association. Lori Roman of Regular Folks United points to statements by Jennings a decade or more ago when he praised Harry Hay who promotes the legalization of sexual abuse of young boys by older men. Poor judgment or a pattern!

       Will Kevin Jennings resign under the cover of weekend darkness, like Van Jones?