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Amazing — dueling press conferences between Trump and Obama.


Monica Crowley describes the scene.  Obama -0-, Carnival Barker -1- :  http://monicamemo.typepad.com/weblog/2011/04/no-drama-obama.html

Posted:  04.27.11 @ 10:01 a.m.

It ain’t over yet:  🙂  Just accept it ….. http://nativeborncitizen.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/obamas-birth-certificate-why-the-controversy-wont-go-away-hilarious/

Updated:  04.27.11 @ 4:29 p.m.  Updated:  04.29.11 @ 9:08 a.m.


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Ooo Baby


Barack Ready for Swim in Hawaii Yesterday

See more pictures Here


Posted:  12.23.08

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Obama Blago Report to be Released at 4:30 Today

Okay. I am waiting for the long awaited report. Where is it? CBS is reporting it will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET today. Could we wait any later? Merry Christmas, America. Now, just go back to sleep. All is well. I’ll have two hot dogs and a couple orange sodas.

We now have a time for the release of today’s report from the Obama transition team on interactions with embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. A Democratic official told CBS News’ Maria Gavrilovic that the report will be released at 4:30 p.m. ET.

The timing is based on an agreement with the U.S. Attorney, who said they didn’t want the report released last week when the transition office said it was completed.

Posted: 12.23.08

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President-elect Plays Golf in Hawaii

Blow by blow and moment by moment.  President-elect Obama golfs in Hawaii.  All is well.

Meanwhile stateside – Bitter cold, snow, ice.  USA in recession.  Bankruptcy and bailouts abound.  Foreclosures and layoffs rise.

Flash back to Hawaii – Have a good day.  I’ll have a couple hotdogs and an orange soda.

Merry Christmas, America.

Pool Report – No. 3
Waimanalo, Hawaii
Dec. 21, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama finished his afternoon golf game about 5:30 p.m. local time, five hours after arriving at Olomana Golf Links.
There is no word on Mr. Obama’s score or any of the others in the foursome.
But half-way through his 18 holes, as he stopped by the snack bar, he unexpectedly bumped into the pool sitting outside the club house. Asked how his game was going, he smiled and conceded: “I’m not that good.”obamagolf
He chatted for a moment, telling the pool to have a beer and put it on his tab. No one took him up on the offer.
As for Mr. Obama and his group, a snack bar clerk later confirmed that he purchased two hot dogs, two spam musubi, two passion orange sodas, one Powerade and one coke, for a tab of $17.75. The spam musubi, a local luncheon specialty, consists of spam and a fried egg on a bed of rice, all held together with a dried seaweed wrap. (Visualize a very big sushi role, slightly larger than a Hostess Ho Ho.)
The golf course was located in the Windward community of Waimanalo, about 20 minutes from Waikiki. The 18-hole course, a par 72, is set against a backdrop of the Ko’olau Mountain Range. The public course, according to marketing materials, features challenging holes of water hazards, sand traps and undulating topographical conditions.
The pool held near the clubhouse for the duration and did not watch the president-elect play. The motorcade rolled out of the golf course at 5:42 p.m., with Mr. Obama seen on his cell phone, as he made his way back to the Kailua vacation house

Evening plans? Uncertain.

Jeff Zeleny
New York Times

Posted:  12.22.08

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When Did the Astronauts Come Ashore in Hawaii?

In Senator Obama’s recent patriot speech he said he was sitting on his grandfather’s shoulders as he watched the astronauts come ashore in Hawaii.

I have already written about the things I found to be peculiar in this speech, but something keeps bugging me, when did the astronauts come ashore in Hawaii?  When exactly was that? (See https://bellalu0.wordpress.com/2008/06/30/93/ )

After a lot of searching, I believe it has to be the Apollo 13 mission, the near-failed mission that blasted off on April 11, 1970.  That would put Obama at about, what, nine-years-old at the time.  It was interesting to review Apollo 13, the subject of the 1995 movie by the same name starring Tom Hanks and Kevin Bacon.

The Apollo 13 mission was launched at 2:13 p.m. EST from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and was the third mission that was supposed to land on the moon.  It was manned by James A. Lovell, Fred W. Haise, and John Swigert.

Only a short time into the flight, one of the oxygen tanks exploded and the crew was forced to orbit the moon and return to earth without a landing.  The call was made that the only chance they had of saving the crew was to shut down the command module entirely and save their batteries for reentry.  So they used the lunar module Aquarius as a lifeboat.  It was equipped for two men for two days but would have to keep the three men alive for four days.  They were hopeful it would be their lifeboat and not their tomb.

One of the worst problems was the cold and the temperature dropped to 38 degrees F, making it so uncomfortable they could not sleep.  They were worried that fatigue would keep them from functioning, but they were probably worried about much more than that.

Somehow they got back down in the command module and this is where Hawaii comes in.  They splashed down in the South Pacific on April 17, 1970, at 1:07 p.m. EST, 5 days, 22 hours, 54 minutes, and 41 seconds after it launched.  It came down near the USS Iwo Jima, the recovery ship, and they were aboard within 45 minutes.  They were then flown to Hawaii for a reunion with their families.  They were very lucky or blessed to get back here alive.

Anyhow, Kansas values Hawaiian style.  And when you add that to Barack’s mother reading to him the first lines of the Declaration of Independence while he was living with her in Indonesia, that makes for one genuine American patriot! Ha!


More about the Apollo 13 astronauts below:


Posted:  07.07.08 



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Obama’s New Ad a Little Misleading or What’s Kansas Got To Do With It?

There’s a new campaign ad called “Country I Love” which attempts to make Obama a regular values guy.  He says he was “raised by a single mom and his grandparents; they didn’t have much money but they taught me the values from the Kansas heartland where they grew up.”

But you have to listen carefully when BO speaks.  He seems to want to leave the impression that he grew up in the Kansas heartland, but NOT SO.  He says “where THEY grew up” because he grew up mostly in Hawaii and Indonesia.  He didn’t come to the mainland USA until he was in his twenties.

Why does he feel it necessary to be misleading about it?   Does it matter?

Link to the ad: 


“Obama was born in Hawaii in 1961 to an American mother and a Kenyan father. When he was two, his parents, who had met as students at the University of Hawaii, divorced. Obama’s Harvard-educated father then returned to Kenya, where he worked in the economics ministry. Obama lived in Indonesia with his mother and stepfather for part of his childhood, returning to Hawaii to finish high school.”


Posted: 06.19.08


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