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Girlfriend(s) emerge from Obama past – “She called him Bahr-ruck” with a trill

Well, I never.  Girls crawl out of obama’s past.  Not sure I believe it.  Something does not ring true somehow. Alex and Genevieve?

Obama was six months out of Columbia when Genevieve Cook came along and engaged him in the deepest romantic relationship of his young life. She called him Bahr-ruck, with the accent on the first syllable, and a trill of the r’s. Not Bear-ick, as the Anglophile Kenyans pronounced it, and not Buh-rock, as he would later be called, but Bahr-ruck. She said that is how he pronounced it himself, at least when talking to her…..http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/06/young-barack-obama-in-love-david-maraniss

 [Looks a little bit like Fluke, doesn’t she?  Well, a whole lot like her] 

“She remembered how on Sundays Obama would lounge around, drinking coffee and solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, bare-chested, wearing a blue and white sarong.”  ( 🙂 )

Do you believe this?  Honestly?  Sounds like a cheap romance novel to me.  This is just a snippet, but the entire narrative sounds like that.

Interesting that all his friends were from PockySthan.  Hasan Chandoo, Wahid Hamid, Sohale Siddiqi, Beenu Mahmood.

http://news.yahoo.com/young-barack-obama-love-193721681–abc-news-politics.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CYr0KFPYAcAIUnQtDMD

I wonder what the strategy is, rolling this out at this time.

I don’t know, maybe it has something to do with this from the same period of time:

All things to all people, our Bahr-ruck.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/recollections-of-obamas-ex-roommate/

Posted:  05.02.12 @ 8:57 a.m.  Update:  added pic of SF @ 1:56 p.m.

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Obama reads Psalms 46 at NYC 9/11/11 Memorial

I missed this yesterday.  Very strange indeed to hear him speak the words  “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”

Note 09.16.14, I see this video has been taken down but here’s a link to another

 I am assuming that he himself chose to read Psalm 46, but he does not seem all that comfortable reading it, with all the halts and the hisses at the end of words.

Yes, he did choose the Psalm himself.  Here’s his reason:

WASHINGTON–President Obama read Psalm 46 at the New York ceremony Sunday marking the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest explained why Obama selected that psalm. “The President chose a scripture which he believed was most appropriate — he believed it was particularly appropriate to use — to read scripture this morning. And he chose a passage that talks of persevering through very difficult challenges and emerging from those challenges stronger,” Earnest said.http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2011/09/why_obama_picked_psalm_46_to_r.html

Alrighty then.  Now we know.  The People’s Cube weighs in:  http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/obama-is-god-t7794.html  Posted:  09.12.11 @ 9:57 a.m.

“He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

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Mosque at Ground Zero?

Never!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war.
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!
Christ, the royal Master,
Leads against the foe;
Forward into battle,
See His banner go!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war.
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

At the sign of triumph
Satan’s host dost flee;
On, then, Christian soldiers,
On to victory!
Hell’s foundations quiver
At the shout of praise;
Brothers, lift your voices,
Loud your anthems raise!

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war.
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

Like a mighty army
Moves the church of God;
Brothers, we are treading
Where the saints have trod;
We are not divided;
All one body we,
One in hope and doctrine,
One in charity.

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war.
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

Onward, then ye people,
Join our happy throng,
Blend with ours your voices
In the triumph song;
Glory, laud, and honor,
Unto Christ the King:
This thro’ countless ages
Men and angels sing.

Onward, Christian soldiers,
Marching as to war.
With the cross of Jesus
Going on before!

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Posted:  07.22.10

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NYC supporting mosque at Ground Zero

Seed of Peace?  How about, instead of a mosque, as an act of humility and sorrow, using the funds for a memorial and hall of tears honoring the dead?

After hours of contentious public comment, a New York City community board has voted to support a plan to build a mosque and cultural centre near the World Trade Centre site.

“It’s a seed of peace,” board member Rob Townley said after the plan was approved late Tuesday.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said in a statement that by supporting the multi-faith community and cultural centre, the board “sent a clear message that our city is one that promotes diversity and tolerance”.

Is it a multi-faith community or a mosque?

First of all, how does this group come to own land two blocks from the site of the trade center?

Plans for the Cordoba House include a performing arts centre, swimming pool, culinary school, child care facilities and worship space.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, executive director of the Cordoba Initiative, is one of the project’s sponsors.

What they could do, as “a seed of peace” and symbol of diversity, is to construct and dedicate a memorial on the property with a huge statue of Christ on the cross, a Star of David, stones containing the Ten Commandments and a plaque of apology that this violent deed was perpetrated in the name of Muslim extremism.  They owe the United States of America, and particularly New York City, an apology in perpetuity.

It certainly is not respectful to the dead to be swimming and cooking two blocks from the disaster of the death of 3000 people.  They really should be ashamed for even bringing such a thing up to poke a finger in the eye of the dead and the mourners of the dead.

Never Forget


Diversity and tolerance can go two ways.  What is needed is some sensitivity and empathy on the part of the planners and promoters of this project, and if families of the dead are offended by this, the imam and sponsors of the Cordoba Initiative should not build it.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/7298978/mosque-in-nycs-ground-zero-approved/

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/mosque_unbecoming_QmXgG4QyGgz4ATF9v7cBDM

Posted:  05.26.10

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Times Square bomber was on lookout list until 2008

Confessed terrorist Faisal Shahzad was removed from the Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list sometime after Barack Obama came into office.

CBS reported:

Sources tell CBS News that would-be Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad appeared on a Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list – Traveler Enforcement Compliance System (TECS) – between 1999 and 2008 because he brought approximately $80,000 cash or cash instruments into the United States.

The New York Times reported that the person who bought Faisal’s apartment…..

Rest of the Story here.

Posted:  05.08.10

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Obama at presidential suite in Waldorf while in NYC

Not too shabby, huh?  It goes for about $7,000 a night.

H/T:  Huffington Post

Posted:  09.22.09

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Give My Regards to Broadway

Due to Mr. Obama’s fascination with Abraham Lincoln, I have said, “please don’t let him go to any plays.”  But alas…..

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed in New York Saturday afternoon, and after taking a helicopter from JFK into Manhattan, drove up the West Side Highway, where the northbound lanes were shut down by police for their visit, past Ground Zero, into the Village for dinner at the Village’s Blue Hill restaurant. From there, they went north to Times Square, where they went to to see a production of “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” at the Belasco Theater on West 44 Street.

Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest read a statement from Obama: “I am taking my wife to New York City because I promised her during the campaign that I would take her to a Broadway show after it was all finished.”

Asked about the cost of the trip, which Republicans have criticized as indulgent, coming just ahead of the expected announcement of GM’s bankruptcy filing on Monday, Josh Earnest told pool reporter Dave Michaels of the Dallas Morning News, that he “didn’t anticipate being able to provide a cost estimate tonight.”

[…..]

After the play let out at about 11:30 p.m., the presidential motorcade went down Sixth Avenue, shut down by the NYPD, and onlookers packed onto the East side of the street cheered as the presidential motorcade passed as the Obamas headed back to JFK for a return flight to Washington.

Posted:  05.31.09

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