In today's dispatches, we have the new tactics by Lakin's lawyers, and the denial of reality by certain of his fans. Sharon Meroni seems to be making the big time - in much the same way Dr. Orly has. Namely for being a racist asshat who the cheese fell off of their cracker a while back. The Pest and eFail wants money. Philip Berg is pimping this weekend's planned bitherpoluza rally in Washington DC, with both a video done by an anti-Semitic conspiracy nut, AND a billboard in Arkansas!! The Pest and eFail has a problem with maps, directions, geography, and distance. We have open racism in Houston. And Miki Booth uses the Pest and eFail to flog Manning's months dead play trial.
19 October - Republican News Watch" comments on the Sharon Meroni / Illinois GOP tie.
"But here’s what I do have a problem with. Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady has put a “birther” in charge of the GOP’s program in Illinois. If you want to be a poll watcher or election judge, you’re supposed to go through Sharon Meroni. See here.
Meroni (who blogs under the name “Chalice Jackson”) went into a McHenry County court in late 2009 seeking to challenge the citizenship of Barack Obama. Her website has some similar themes.
However I had never heard of her until this summer when she filed 31 frivolous objections against the petitions of independent and new party candidates. Meroni challenged the petitions of every single candidate – with the exception of Randy Stufflebeam who she apparently overlooked. (The docket from the State Board of Elections showing all the objection cases this summer is here.)
Meroni didn’t care about the number of petition signatures or any of the other claims made in the typical petition challenge. Meroni instead wanted every candidate to produce a birth certificate."
20 October - So it looks like the tactic for Lakin's new lawyers is to dump the birtherstani stuff completely. This according to the National Institute of Military Justice's blog.
Of course, those who know LTC Lakin's new civilian counsel immediately suspected the former--that the investigating officer's and military judge's rulings against Lakin had finally sunk in, and Puckett was brought in to attempt to salvage any hope of mercy being meted out to Lakin. A recent post seems to confirm the belief that the trial spectacle previously promised will fizzle into a guilty plea. It remains to be seen whether the government has any incentive to offer or accept a pretrial agreement in this case.
20 October - And the post is question is this 19 October 2010 article in World Nut Daily.
"Puckett confirmed that the judge in the case, Denise Lind, "rendered the proper legal ruling" regarding access to Obama's birth and eligibility evidence.
"She was right on the facts and right on the law," he told WND.
He hinted about his plan of defense.
"All those issues concerning the president's eligibility to hold office are completely irrelevant as to whether Lt. Col. Lakin was issued lawful orders and whether he obeyed them," he said."
So basically the defense is going to drop the birtherstani stuff as irrelevant to the case. And since Lakin is on record and video as having disobeyed orders due to those now-irrelevant reasons, I suspect the focus now is on trying to salvage as much of Lakin's career and pension as possible. It's possible they might accept a plea bargain down to NJP and a letter of reprimand, that would allow Lakin to complete his final two years and retire as an Lt. Col.
Vallely's group though are still trying to horn in with their de Vattelist mantra.
"Officials with the United States Patriots Union earlier told WND the officer's arguments needed to go beyond the quest for the president's original birth certificate because that would reveal only some of the evidence needed.
The group, which says it linked Lakin up with Puckett, contends the unveiling of the president's birth certificate would prove one of two things: he was a dual citizen or there has been "the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people."
"A birth certificate would only prove one of two things – 1) Barack Hussein Obama (Sr) is his bloodline birth father and Barack Jr. was thereby a 'dual citizen' rather than natural born citizen at birth. In this case, Obama fails constitutional requirements," a statement prepared by the organization said.
Or, in the second case, "Barack Hussein Obama (Sr) is NOT his stated birth father on the birth records, in which case Obama has committed the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people."
"A birth certificate cannot solve Barack Hussein Obama's problem, unless and until an unconstitutional precedent can be set in court that 'natural-born' – 'native-born' and 'naturalized' are all one in the same. We know that they are not the same things, and why the Founders limited eligibility for the office of president to only 'natural-born' citizens. Anything less creates a very real national security crisis," the organization has explained."
Oh, and they're "helping".
"He reported the union also is putting together an "A Team" of expert legal counselors to support Puckett and Lakin."
So let's see. Pidgeon, Taitz, Martin, Berg, Donofrio, Apuzzo, and who else?? Oh, maybe Walter Fitzpatrick as a consultant, as they need someone familiar with military law?
The funny thing is that it seems Vallely and friends are saying one thing - and Lakin's attorney is saying another. Almost like they're not really in communication with each other......
20 October - The Pest and eFail is once again trying to hit people up for money.
"The cost of moving The Post & Email to a more reasonable and affordable hosting plan in order to achieve long-term growth has created a shortfall. We need to raise $300 by the end of the month to meet our expenses."
My heart bleeds purple peanut butter.
Oh, and Arnie Rosner takes a break from promoting sedition and treason to make a plea for the Pest and eFail.
"The Post & Email was born out of the usurpation of the presidency by a foreigner known as Barack Hussein Obama.
Before the attempted “Obomanation” of America, such a posting would not have been necessary. The false and misleading impressions delivered illegally by a person claiming to be a representative of the American people have compelled us to set the worldwide record straight and report on the egregious abuses of the U.S. Constitution by Obama and his supporters. The Post & Email does not recognize Mr. Obama as the legal president of the United States. There are also many other Americans who express the same sentiments, with the number growing daily."
If the number is growing daily, then why does the Pest and eFail have so many cash flow problems??
"Further, after extensive experience and direct examination, The Post & Email has reached the conclusion that the 111th Congress has betrayed the trust of the American people and is made up of traitors to the U.S. Constitution who should be tried for the high crime of treason."
At least that's what the fillings in Sharon Rondeau's molars told her.
"The Post & Email is a product of the American free enterprise system, a combined effort of many people free from the oppressive influences of Communism, the United Nations and the advocates of the New World Order. "
In other words, fellow dolts, conspiracy nutters, tinfoil fetishists, and wackadoodles.
"Working together from all across America, free agents all, have made The Post & Email what it is today"
Namely, A flaming bag of doggie poo on the doorstep of Journalism.
20 October - The military law blog CAAFlog also comments on the new strategy by Lakin's attorney.
"Neal Puckett, LTC Lakin’s new civilian defense counsel, has publicly renounced a birther defense for LTC Lakin. And, interestingly enough, he did so during an interview with the WorldNetDaily–birtherism’s official in-house electronic newsrag.
In an article dated 2204 last night, WND’s Bob Unruh quotes from an interview with Mr. Puckett. The article’s lead reports that LTC Lakin’s trial has been moved to 14 December. A few paragraphs down, Mr. Unruh drops a bombshell in uncharacteristically understated fashion: "
They also mention World Nut Faily's attempt to spin it 180 degrees.
"So Mr. Unruh reports that Mr. Puckett has renounced a birther defense and then casually mentions that a group of ultra-birther Vattel enthusiasts played yenta for LTC Lakin and Mr. Puckett. But Mr. Unruh writes nothing to suggest the tension between those facts. Nor does Mr. Unruh resolve the apparent conflict between Mr. Puckett renouncing a birther defense and the Vattel-promoting group pulling together a team of “expert legal counselors” to support LTC Lakin’s defense.
The article also quotes Mr. Puckett saying “the case is going to be handled differently from here on out,” and that ”‘all possible courses of action’ will be reviewed within the military justice system.”
The decision by Major General Vallely’s recommended choice of counsel for LTC Lakin to renounce a birther defense and proclaim Judge Lind’s ruling correct is big news. But its implications seem to have somehow escaped the WorldNetDaily, which generally deals with any perceived departure from birther orthodoxy with cries of “treason.” Does Mr. Unruh not understand Mr. Puckett was saying?
It will be intersting to follow how Birtherstani reacts to Mr. Puckett’s wise change of direction in the Lakin case and how LTC Lakin’s former boosters treat him now that he has apparently climbed off the alter, refusing to continue his role as birtherism’s sacrificial mule."
20 October - Phillip Berg is pimping his much-cancelled "Obama Birth Certificate / Eligibility / ObamaCare" rally, which it seems will actually, finally, for real, sure enough take place this Saturday (23 October)
I wonder how many tens of people will show?
"Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the first Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States stated that “WE THE PEOPLE” by and through Philip J. Berg and Obamacrimes.com is sponsoring the OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE / ELIGIBILITY / OBAMACARE Rally in Washington this Saturday, October 23, 2010 – 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at U.S. Capitol – West Front."
And they has a video now too! Complete with patriotic music!!
It looks like Berg is now a Palinista now as well. And he's pissed at the courts for having "no guts" (meaning, of course, he was told "no"
Complete with YouTube comments!
I hope that 20 million people show up. The Obama Birth controversy continues because we have an IMPOSTOR in the White House, but shhhhhh, you can't say anything because you will called Cwazy, Loony, or a Racist and the liberal media will try to destroy your credibility, personally and on this issue....Wake up America, this guy is trying to destroy America, he is a faking, liar and deserves to be investigated and impeached immediately. Congress should be audited, too."
Back to "ObamaCrimes" and oh look, they has a billboard as well.
In Arkansas. For a Washington DC rally.
"Also, a billboard advertising the Rally is located at Exit #42 (Maumelle-Exit) at Maumelle, Arkansas [approx 1/2-way between Little Rock and Conway, Arkansas]."
The fail is strong with this one.
"Berg continued, “I am excited at the positive response we have received. I am representing every citizen in the U.S., over 308 million of you; there is nothing more important than our U.S. Constitution! "
No, you're representing a tiny fringe of conspiracy minded nutters, and taking a huge steaming dump on the Constitution in the process.
"The crucial issues regarding Obama, the ‘IMPOSTER’, continue to grow. However, the most important issue is Obama not being ‘Constitutionally Eligible’ to be President: 1) not being ‘natural born’, being born in Mombasa, Kenya;"
No credible or verifiable evidence has ever been provided to support this claim.
and 2) even more important the fact that Obama was ‘adopted’ or legally ‘acknowledged’ by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro,
No credible or verifiable evidence has ever been provided to show such an adoption took place.
"and his school record in Indonesia indicates the ‘Imposter’s’ name is ‘Barry Soetoro’, his nationality being ‘Indonesia’ "
And his birthplace as "Honolulu, Hawaii". Funny how you keep forgetting to mention that part.
"and his religion being ‘Islam’. "
Ah, going for the Pamela Geller supporters, eh? Or just showing your racism and bigotry?
Oh, and ring that paypal.
"Berg continued, “The cost of the Rally in Washington is expensive. We must raise additional money to cover the cost of this Rally."
Oh come on. A single portapotty isn't that expensive.
By the way, an interesting note on the person who posted that video of Berg. He's listed at YouTube as "jmaffei", a video producer. He gives a link to his website, "CatholioCounterpoint.com"
His info page there gives his name as John Maffi, and lists this as a biography.
"I'm an Air Force Veteran,educated under the G.I. bill at a Jesuit college: that taught me the Catholic faith by Intellect alone. Logic, Epistemology , Cosmology and Apologetics .........etc, were drilled into my brain day after day until it became a way of life.After college I worked in the motion picture business and got away from the faith. When I ,finnaly got back to the Church: every thing that I witnessed was repugnant to what the Jesuits had drilled into my head. So I started to look for the real Catholic Church. Also, when JFK got assassinated, has a good rifleman, I knew that something was phony. So I was pushed by these events to do documentaries on the Catholic Church and the Country that I fought for. It was, and still is, not easy to seek the truth. What you will find on this site are the events and people who stood up to tell the truth and most of them ,paid the price."
So he's a conspiracy nut. One that supports people like John O'Connor, an anti-semite and holocaust denier.
"Father John O;Connor R.I.P was a courageous priest who paid the price for finding out the truth. Father , A Dominican, found that the homos had infiltrated the Seminary in Chicago and he reported this info to the Vatican, thinking that they would take care of the matter...wrong. They notified Cardinal Bernadine, who notified the head of the Dominicans : who told Father O'Connor that he would have to go under psychiatric care. Of course , Father refused the psychiatric label and was thrown out of his order."
And lookie here. He seems to have a soft spot for the anti-semitic demagogue Charles Coughlin.
"Fr Charles Coughlin had a radio program during the thirdies and 0ver 40 million listened to him every Sunday. He was at one time a friend of President Roosevelt, but he found out the Roosevelt was not the man that he ,at first, thought he was. So, Father started to warn the people that Roosevelt and his Jewish cohorts would get America into the 2nd World War by a trumped up incident ("Pearl Harbor". Roosevelt had the Vatican take him off the air. He was ,by far, the most eloquent speaker thjat I have heard."
And it looks like the Southern Poverty Law Center has some info on John Maffei as well.
"An example of the material he produces and sells is a video, entitled "Synagogue of Satan," by Father John O'Connor, an anti-Semite and Holocaust denier. The video, Maffei writes in his promotional materials, includes "all [O'Connor's] presentations on the Zionist movement and how it controls the U.S. thru [sic] the banking system … and their bringing us into two world wars. … Few have the courage to speak the truth about the six million Jews that supposedly died in the concentration camps of Germany. This is a history course that will set you free." Maffei is also a big fan of Hutton Gibson, the anti-Semitic father of actor Mel Gibson. His Web site is filled with photos of the elder Gibson, and Maffei sells Gibson's books at the many radical conferences he attends. At one such event, put on by Catholic Family News (CFN) in 2003, Maffei told a participant that CFN head John Vennari, who has also attacked the Jews in his own writings, wouldn't let him sell Gibson's materials because they were "too extreme." Maffei had better luck at the 2006 conference of The Barnes Review, a journal specializing in Holocaust denial published by radical anti-Semite Willis Carto, where he sold those materials and more. ."
So why on Earth would Philip Berg, who claims to be Jewish, be not just hanging around with, but having videos produced by someone who also sells and passes on anti-Semitic conspiracy drek, and seems to be more than a bit anti-Semitic himself?? Did Berg just not know how Maffei felt about Jews?? Or, is more likely, he just doesn't care as long as the anti-Semite in question also hates Obama as well??
20 October - Sharoni Meroni and her efforts to suppress "questionable" votes for the Illinois GOP are mentioned on the Rachel Maddow show.
20 October - The Pest and eFail seems to be courting the conspiracy minded. (Oh, alright, they're courting, kissing, and slipping tongue to them)
"Considerable attention has been paid to Obama’s time at Columbia and Harvard, but the key to his success may be at neither of those schools. Perhaps, instead, the key to Obama’s rise to the top is found at Occidental.
Occidental, California is just a few miles away from Bohemian Grove, an encampment where the global elite gather every summer to meet and make decisions that affect the whole world. Alex Jones once infiltrated one of their meetings, and documented what he found in the video “Dark Secrets: Inside Bohemian Grove and the Order of Death.” The Bohemian Grove Action Network, which protests the secrecy of the camp, is itself based out of Occidental."
Occidental, California is in Sonoma County, California, just north of San Francisco.
Occidental College is in the Eagle Rock portion of the city of Los Angeles, near Pasadena. About 396 MILES from Occidental, California.
Can't any of these MORONS read a freaking map?? Or did they just see the college name, the town name, put 2 and 2 together, and come up with kumquat??
"Can it be just a coincidence that Obama started college so near to where the world’s elite gather on an annual basis, and then overnight found himself hobnobbing with the Ivy League elite on a daily basis?"
If you define "near" as "in the same state, but almost 400 miles away" that is.
20 October - And speaking of voter suppression efforts.....
"A group trying to register voters in Houston received threats and emails containing racist slurs after being targeted by a local tea party group accusing it of "voter fraud."
In emails obtained by TPM, the group Houston Votes was accused of being "a bunch of white guilt ridden assholes, NIGGERS and greasy mexican spics," "fraudulent Marxist pigs," and "American hating A-holes."
"We received a couple of threats and several harassing e-mails," Maureen Haver of Houston Voters told TPMMuckraker. "There have been several efforts, I think, just trying to race-bait and stir racial tension and part of that I think is just based on what we've received in messaging from them."
"It's really had a chilling effect on our office," said Haver, adding that one of the e-mails was reported to the FBI."
21 October - Veracity Stew also comments on Sharon Meroni's voter suppression efforts.
"Sharon Meroni is known for launching a petition demanding President Obama’s resignation for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” accusing him of not being a citizen of the United States. Meroni is also involved with the Chicago Tea Party.
When contacted by Talking Points Memo, Meroni refused to answer specific questions but stated, “My role is to recruit, and that’s it.” She then referred TPM to direct their questions to Curt Conrad, who is the Executive Director of the IL Republican State Committee.
However, Steve Stevlic, coordinator for the Chicago Tea Party, told Mother Jones that “hundreds” of tea partiers have volunteered to monitor polls on Election Day.
Polling intimidation and shenanigans emerge every election cycle but this incident, and similar ones that are known and unknown, concern voter rights organizations because this time, they involve outside extremist fringe groups."
Maybe Sharon Meroni should change the name of her website to "someone stole my vote from me".
21 October - Looks like Sharon Meroni's job was - wait for it - "recruitment coordinator" for the Illinois GOP's "poll watching" effort.
"Sharon Meroni, an Illinois resident who is a member of the so-called birther movement, is listed as "Recruitment Coordinator" in an e-mail obtained by TPMMuckraker.
Illinois is the location of an apparently significant anti-voter fraud effort focused on part of the states with high concentrations of minority voters, which came under scrutiny after GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk said that he was deploying "voter integrity" squads to monitor the elections there.
"If you're unemployed right now, it's something to add to your resume. You are out there, making a difference. So, Republicans, come together -- we need judges," said Sharon Meroni in a phone message I heard when I called a phone number listed on the e-mail."
21 October - And it looks like the Illinois GOP is trying to get the smell of birther off their hands.
"Brady downplayed Meroni's role in the process, saying that she was never on the state GOP's pay role, and that many people have come forward this year offering to help recruit poll watchers. He said allegations of voter suppression attempts are completely untrue.
"We're not that sophisticated," Brady said. "We do this every [election]. . . make it easy for everybody to vote, hard for anybody to cheat."
But, as Talking Points Memo reports, the actual poll watchers might have their own agendas. There have already been reports of voter intimidation in Texas, where members of True the Vote, a Tea Party affiliated organization, were allegedly "hovering over" voters, "getting into election workers' faces" and blocking or disrupting lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots.
The organization issued a statement saying they could not be held responsible for the actions of individuals, who were properly trained."
21 October - Old news is good news, as Miki Booth (what ever happened to that brand new long form Hawaiian Birth Certificate you claimed to have ordered anyway?? Did they just send you a COLB that looked the same as Obama's??) uses the Pest and eFail to show parts of the transcript from Manning's play trial of a few months ago.
"I believe the “powers that be” think the truth coming out will result in race riots and civil unrest, but in actuality they are the very ones perpetuating the lie that keeps the truth from the American public and protects Obama’s true identity.
Tick, tock, triple lock!
His records are court sealed.
His records are Executive Order sealed.
His records are CIA sealed.
If Obama wasn’t at Columbia in 1982-83, where was he? And what’s the real scoop about Gov. Lingle and the Hawai’i Department of Health?"
And if you think the meandering tripe that's Manning questioning Anthony Jones, an attorney that works for AND attends Manning's church will answer any of that, you have another thing coming.
"Jones: Yes, sir. Before again, being in this community, I attended and graduated from Union Theological Seminary, which is over on Broadway, between, I guess, 122nd and 124th Streets.
Manning: 120th and 121st? Jones: I’m sorry, 120th and 121st, in this community. Manning: Now, did you graduate from Union?
Jones: I did.
Manning: And what kind of degree did they award you at Union Theological Seminary?
Jones: I have a Master’s of Divinity degree from Union."
"Jones: I attended Union from 1985 to 1988.
Manning: Okay. And what proximity is Union Theological Seminary to Columbia University?
Jones: They’re it’s four blocks apart. It’s right there.
Manning: Well, if you consider Teacher’s College a part of Columbia University, and Teacher’s College will sit right across the street from Union
Jones: Right across the street. It’s all actually, it’s all part of one complex, because I actually took courses at Columbia, with no extra charge.
Manning: What courses did you take at Columbia?
Jones: Mainly some law law courses.
So what does any of this have to do with the price of tea in china?
"Manning: And then you went on to Vanderbilt Law School, and received a Juris Doctorate. Could you tell me, what influenced you to submit yourself to such torture?
Jones: To such torture?
Manning: Well, I’m only being facetious. Submit yourself to all of that higher learning. Why would you do that?"
Umm, to better one's self might be an option. Not everyone self-awards themselves a Ph.D. from their own unaccredited school like you do, Manning.
"Manning: Okay. If you could respond to the question about growing up in Harlem, what your parents and your family members thought about the office of the Presidency, and at a young age, what you thought about that office as well.
Jones: Sure. My mother was a very unusual woman, in that in 1962 I’m almost afraid to go back that far, but that’s how old I am. But she would tell people even then that within her womb was the first black President of the United States."
"Manning: Now, Mr. Obama alleges that he attended Columbia University from 1981 to 1983. Did was James Cone a professor consistently at Union Theological Seminary, and in conjunction with Columbia University, from 1981 to 1983?
Manning: Was Cornel West a professor of theology and philosophy at Union Theological Seminary, and a conjunction program that he could have had with Columbia here 1981 to 1983?
Manning: Now, in your own estimation, is it plausible that a young black student at Columbia University would spend two years at Columbia in political science and never have an interview or take a class with the most esteemed black professor or, the two most esteemed black professors in America at the time? Is it plausible that a political science major who was allegedly black would fail to interact in any way if they are attending the school where those professors are teaching? Is that plausible?"
Barack Obama's major in Columbia was political science with a specialty in international relations.
Manning seems to think that Obama would have taken classes from these professors, neither one of which taught the field that Obama was majoring in, simply because those professors were African-American. And the fact that Obama didn't mention taking classes taught by Dr. Cone or Dr. West is somehow "proof" to Manning that Obama didn't attend Columbia.
James Manning is a freaking racist. Yeah, I know, that's not news.
"Manning: Now, in this community, there was, at the time of your growing up, there was a great sense of nationalism, being spurned out of the teachings of Elijah Muhammad, Adam Powell again, Dr. King, Malcolm X. I mean, nationalism was black nationalism was, indeed, most imminent. And there was a store, a bookstore that prospered, that carried literature that you couldn’t find at Columbia. Indeed, some of the Columbia and Union professors would say to you, well, our bookstore does not carry this material, but you can find it at the Liberation Bookstore, which was about black liberation and some of the writers that were not on the approved list of the trustees of Columbia and Union. And it was just up the block from here. This is Lenox Avenue, just outside to our West, 132nd Street, at Liberation Bookstore.
Manning: Is it possible that any black student at New York University, Columbia University, Union Seminary, to have completed a course of study in either political science, theology, or sociology, who would not have gone at least once to the Liberation Bookstore?
Jones: Well, yeah. If you’re part of this community, if you’re part of the intellectual life of this community, then yeah, it’s someplace that actually, it’s a historic site. And certainly, one would yeah. One would expect that one would have gone there, at least known about it, or acknowledge it in someplace. It was just that historic. Everybody went there."
"Are you aware of anyone from the Islamic group, from Farrakhan’s now leadership of the black Muslims? Or any writings or statements by Obama during the time of his campaign, or in any of his writings, in Audacity of Hope, or Dreams From My Father, where he states that he happened to either pass by Mosque No. 7, made famous by Malcolm X, or went there to see what Islam was about in this community? Are you aware of any statement anywhere, where he references or acknowledges Mosque No. 7, which is right here in Harlem?
Jones: Let me just answer the question this way. The short answer is, no. He I did that research. Really, the truth of the matter is, there is nothing in the thousands or millions of words that Barack Obama has spoken since the time he declared for President, up until now, that he mentions any of the landmarks that one would expect somebody to have seen, if they were in this community, if they were right up the block at Columbia, not the Liberation Bookstore, not the mosque, not the place where Marcus Garvey was, not the Schoenberg library, which is world famous nothing. There’s no indication of anything, that there’s no footprints of his anywhere in this community. Except for Sylvia’s, where he came to eat once, I think."
So the fact that he didn't go to this Nation of Islam mosque, or this "black liberation" bookstore, is somehow proof that Obama wasn't at Columbia??
Manning has some blinders here. He assumes that all African-Americans act like the people in Harlem he knows do. Obama grew up in Hawaii, which is VERY multi-cultural. Plus, he went to Columbia to study, not to "reconnect with his blackness" or some such tripe. So it's not surprising he didn't go to either place, they had nothing to do with the field of knowledge he was majoring in!!
"But beyond that, there are no now, his friend, Sahol Sadiki, and making comments to BusinessWeek magazine, stated that while he and Obama were roommates, that they took in the ambience of New York, they went to Central Park, they went downtown, they but they never mentioned coming ever to Harlem"
Does Manning seem to think Harlem is some African-American "Mecca" or something, and all African-Americans must visit Harlem at some point??
"Jones: I’m aware of that, and again, that raises red flags, it raises questions. I mean, obviously, I wasn’t with Obama 24/7 to account for his whereabouts. But the truth of the matter still remains that for him to say that he was searching for his roots, for him to have said that he was at Columbia, and not to mention these things, is almost like saying that I’ve gone to Paris and know nothing about Notre Dame, or Le Seine, or the Louvre. They’re just things that one would expect."
Obama's father came from Kenya, not Harlem. Why would he be looking for his "roots" in Harlem when his father had no connections there??
It's hard to figure out what's going on in his tic-tac sized brain, but Manning's complaint seems to boil down to Obama isn't the right "kind" of African-American, (according to James Manning that is.)