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2012-05-17 07:50:55 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.


MY GOD! THEY GOT HER TOO!!!!
 
2012-05-17 07:51:42 PM

Dimensio: "Willard Mitt Romney" is not as unusual-sounding a name in the United States as is "Barack Hussein Obama II", thus reducing the credibility of a claim of foreign birth.


So that's the standard you are okay with? "HE SOUNDS FOREIGN! GET HIM!"

John McCain was born in Panama. But he "sounds" American
 
2012-05-17 07:52:23 PM

jso2897: Abner Doon: jso2897: KingPsyz: not this shiat again....


Look, if you're a birther, you're straight up racist and plain as Chuck D might say. You know it, I know it, we all know it, stop pretending.

Ockhams's Razor is your friend. You are attributing to complex evil what stupidity suffices to explain.

Racism is pretty close to the most simple evil there is; it's just 'different is bad'. I don't follow how you think Occam's Razor applies to your argument here.

Well, perhaps I'm being a Pollyanna, but I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt. I mean seriously, man - it's 2012. If somebody even really gives a shiat where the POTUS was born, it's not a sign of high IQ to begin with. Then add to that the fact that after years of this crap, they have nothing, yet keep getting sucked in every time somebody comes up with another angle.
These people are, first and foremost, DUMB, my brother. Characterizing their "beliefs" as "racism" gives them undeserved credit. Their "beliefs" aren't beliefs at all - they are mounds of talking points that support the way they feel, emotionally, about a world they are not capable of grasping intellectually. You may as well call a dog "racist" because it barks at Mexicans.


Racism is itself a very common property of an ignorant and illogical mind; calling it that is not some elevation of their idiocacy in any way. Sure, they're dumb, I don't think almost anyone here is disagreeing there, it's just "what flavor of dumb are they?"

In your analogy, if that dog barks more at Mexicans than anyone else, it's a racist dog.

Personally I think it's a mix between about equal parts:

1) He's a Democrat, and for Republican Authoritarians that means he's every "bad" thing they can think up
2) Racism
3) Way too much Fox news and worse
 
2012-05-17 07:54:15 PM

Gyrfalcon: MY GOD! THEY GOT HER TOO!!!!


Im just surprised that more bodies haven't shown up yet.
 
2012-05-17 07:54:34 PM
Willardo Q Romriguez still gets a pass from the liebural media.
 
2012-05-17 07:54:57 PM

FirstNationalBastard: IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.

The skies are plaid in your world, aren't they?


fark does that mean?
 
2012-05-17 07:56:01 PM

intelligent comment below: Dimensio: "Willard Mitt Romney" is not as unusual-sounding a name in the United States as is "Barack Hussein Obama II", thus reducing the credibility of a claim of foreign birth.

So that's the standard you are okay with? "HE SOUNDS FOREIGN! GET HIM!"


I do not accept any "standard" for irrational reasoning, however I do acknowledge that President Obama's name is likely a factor in enhancing the perceived credibility of "birther" arguments for some birthers.
 
2012-05-17 07:56:28 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: FirstNationalBastard: IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.

The skies are plaid in your world, aren't they?

fark does that mean?


It means that the idea that this will stop birthers from spewing excrement from their oral cavity is unlikely.
 
2012-05-17 07:56:58 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: fark does that mean?


I think he is implying that this technically ends it but not for those who know in their hearts and guts that this won't end it.
 
2012-05-17 07:58:48 PM

Abner Doon: jso2897: Abner Doon: jso2897: KingPsyz: not this shiat again....


Look, if you're a birther, you're straight up racist and plain as Chuck D might say. You know it, I know it, we all know it, stop pretending.

Ockhams's Razor is your friend. You are attributing to complex evil what stupidity suffices to explain.

Racism is pretty close to the most simple evil there is; it's just 'different is bad'. I don't follow how you think Occam's Razor applies to your argument here.

Well, perhaps I'm being a Pollyanna, but I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt. I mean seriously, man - it's 2012. If somebody even really gives a shiat where the POTUS was born, it's not a sign of high IQ to begin with. Then add to that the fact that after years of this crap, they have nothing, yet keep getting sucked in every time somebody comes up with another angle.
These people are, first and foremost, DUMB, my brother. Characterizing their "beliefs" as "racism" gives them undeserved credit. Their "beliefs" aren't beliefs at all - they are mounds of talking points that support the way they feel, emotionally, about a world they are not capable of grasping intellectually. You may as well call a dog "racist" because it barks at Mexicans.

Racism is itself a very common property of an ignorant and illogical mind; calling it that is not some elevation of their idiocacy in any way. Sure, they're dumb, I don't think almost anyone here is disagreeing there, it's just "what flavor of dumb are they?"

In your analogy, if that dog barks more at Mexicans than anyone else, it's a racist dog.

Personally I think it's a mix between about equal parts:

1) He's a Democrat, and for Republican Authoritarians that means he's every "bad" thing they can think up
2) Racism
3) Way too much Fox news and worse


I suspect that "racism" is not an influencing factor for Dr. James David Manning's advocacy of birtherism.
 
2012-05-17 07:59:38 PM

ordinarysteve: IamKaiserSoze!!!: FirstNationalBastard: IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.

The skies are plaid in your world, aren't they?

fark does that mean?

It means that the idea that this will stop birthers from spewing excrement from their oral cavity is unlikely.


The real story that potentially had legs wasn't the birther angle, it was whether he misrepresnted himself in '91 in order to appear more interesting. It appears he had a real crappy agent and for some strange reason didn't vet his own bio for 16 years.
 
2012-05-17 08:00:50 PM

Isitoveryet: IamKaiserSoze!!!: fark does that mean?

I think he is implying that this technically ends it but not for those who know in their hearts and guts that this won't end it.


Yes. In some magical world where the country is still sane and the skies are a lovely shade of tartan, this will end it.

Back here in Bizarro World, this debate will continue, this dust jacket "news" will get the FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: FW: treatment among the wingnuts, and next time Obama says anything, some crazy will say "BUT HIS DUST JACKET SAYS HIS BIRF CERTFICT IS A LIE! KENYAN MUSLIN LIAR!"
 
2012-05-17 08:01:47 PM
The Teabaggers.

When the rest of the world judges America, they have to take the Teabaggers into account.

Why shouldn't they? It's a large part of what America is.
 
2012-05-17 08:01:55 PM

404 page not found: Can one be a liberal and have legitimate criticisms of President Obama? Or is it Party First?


Sure... I get called a "Lib" all the time, and I accept that people can criticize him, but when all they do is criticize him even when he adopt's their Party's own policies, there's something else. To me, people who vote a straight party ticket are more irresponsible and do more damage than those who don't vote.

I don't consider myself a Liberal, but people call me one all the time because I don't like Bush, and I don't think that Obama is turning the US into a Socialist Hell.

I like to consider myself an Independent, I vote based on the issues, not the Party, but I have no respect for anyone the Right has had to offer for a long time, and it's only getting worse.

Either way, a responsible "Liberal" who thinks for him(her)self is totally allowed to question Obama and his policies.
 
2012-05-17 08:03:32 PM

Dimensio: Abner Doon: jso2897: Abner Doon: jso2897: KingPsyz: not this shiat again....


Look, if you're a birther, you're straight up racist and plain as Chuck D might say. You know it, I know it, we all know it, stop pretending.

Ockhams's Razor is your friend. You are attributing to complex evil what stupidity suffices to explain.

Racism is pretty close to the most simple evil there is; it's just 'different is bad'. I don't follow how you think Occam's Razor applies to your argument here.

Well, perhaps I'm being a Pollyanna, but I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt. I mean seriously, man - it's 2012. If somebody even really gives a shiat where the POTUS was born, it's not a sign of high IQ to begin with. Then add to that the fact that after years of this crap, they have nothing, yet keep getting sucked in every time somebody comes up with another angle.
These people are, first and foremost, DUMB, my brother. Characterizing their "beliefs" as "racism" gives them undeserved credit. Their "beliefs" aren't beliefs at all - they are mounds of talking points that support the way they feel, emotionally, about a world they are not capable of grasping intellectually. You may as well call a dog "racist" because it barks at Mexicans.

Racism is itself a very common property of an ignorant and illogical mind; calling it that is not some elevation of their idiocacy in any way. Sure, they're dumb, I don't think almost anyone here is disagreeing there, it's just "what flavor of dumb are they?"

In your analogy, if that dog barks more at Mexicans than anyone else, it's a racist dog.

Personally I think it's a mix between about equal parts:

1) He's a Democrat, and for Republican Authoritarians that means he's every "bad" thing they can think up
2) Racism
3) Way too much Fox news and worse

I suspect that "racism" is not an influencing factor for Dr. James David Manning's advocacy of birtherism.


Never heard of him, from Wikipedia he sounds like a pretty big nutball.

Anyway, were you trying to make a point? I didn't say or imply that all birthers are racist. If I gave you that impression, I certainly didn't mean to.
 
2012-05-17 08:03:33 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: The real story that potentially had legs wasn't the birther angle, it was whether he misrepresnted himself in '91 in order to appear more interesting. It appears he had a real crappy agent and for some strange reason didn't vet his own bio for 16 years.


That makes no sense since he was writing a biography that directly contradicted that blurb.

I really think the breitbart people need to have a think about this and realize how stupid they look once again.
 
2012-05-17 08:03:50 PM
come on everyone, we know that he is also 1/32 Cherokee so that makes him a US Citizen.
 
2012-05-17 08:06:06 PM

Abner Doon: Anyway, were you trying to make a point? I didn't say or imply that all birthers are racist. If I gave you that impression, I certainly didn't mean to.


I was attempting to provide a an example of a non-racist birther for individuals who believe birtherism to be universally motivated by racism, though I did not intend to imply that you held such a belief.
 
2012-05-17 08:08:18 PM

Welfare Xmas: Was Barry trying to sound exotic without having the forethought to recognize that being born in a foreign county might come back to haunt him? It's unlikely that he didn't at least see this bio before it went out. Why didn't he make sure it got corrected?


Wow, you have a lot more faith in the printing and proofing process than it is really worthy of...

Something like this could have been submitted by his publicist without any input from him, or it could have been typed up by the publishing company, and sent to his publicist, where they skimmed it and said 'Sure it looks good', or they publishing company could have just made it up because they were up against a deadline and realized that they were short one bio... Hell, it could have even been a placeholder bio that someone made up and either forgot to replace or accidentally put in, intending to drop it if they didn't get the official one. They don't always use Lorem Ipsum in those cases...

I work for a company that prints large banners and fabric-wrapped structures, and we've preflighted, color corrected, printed, set up, torn down and shipped items with giant glaring errors, missing comp-any logos, horribly low-res images, etc. We've found jobs that had missing links or info that we were just told to substitute with something close, and more. And we have an unnaturally low rate of warranty returns for our industry... Stuff like this happens all of the time.
 
2012-05-17 08:08:22 PM
Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...
 
2012-05-17 08:09:13 PM

SpeshilEdjukashin: BOOM! (Why isn't this on the main page? I bet it would have been if Bush was said to have been born in Kenya!)


Look how excited idiot Republicans are!

This is awesome.

Where can I pick up my skinny head was right tshirt?
 
2012-05-17 08:09:42 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.


They got to her.

She obviously got the info from the Internet at the time.
 
2012-05-17 08:11:31 PM
Arrest him for fraud. Confiscate his goods. A county sheriff could.

Arrest Pelosi and string her up by her toenails.

All Congresspeople should act or resign, as they are guilty of abusing the public's trust.

There is no do over.

Had ANY of us done anything like misrepresent ourselves, we'd be fired and perhaps imprisoned if we were acting in a fiduciary or legal capacity.

This booklet is true and valid. No speakers' bureau would publish or represent someone without vetting/verifying info for accuracy.

And pay attention to FReepers who say, 'but, but...' or don't believe this or have an argument about this.

There is nothing to argue over.


 
2012-05-17 08:12:16 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: come on everyone, we know that he is also 1/32 Cherokee so that makes him a US Citizen.


No, the fact that he was born in Hawaii makes him a U.S. citizen.
 
2012-05-17 08:12:45 PM

Empty Matchbook: Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...


In politics it doesn't matter what the truth is. What matters is what you get people to think the truth is...or at least have them question what other people claim is the truth.
 
2012-05-17 08:12:59 PM
Kenya dig it?
 
2012-05-17 08:13:22 PM
A racist dog?
i18.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-17 08:14:22 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Empty Matchbook: Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...

In politics it doesn't matter what the truth is. What matters is what you get people to think the truth is...or at least have them question what other people claim is the truth.


Deep thoughts with tenpoundsofderp.

/Vote Republican
 
2012-05-17 08:16:44 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Empty Matchbook: Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...

In politics it doesn't matter what the truth is. What matters is what you get people to think the truth is...or at least have them question what other people claim is the truth.


i18.photobucket.com

No Water, No Moon

When the nun Chiyono studied Zen under Bukko of Engaku she was unable to attain the fruits of meditation for a long time.

At last one moonlit night she was carrying water in an old pail bound with bamboo. The bamboo broke and the bottom fell out of the pail, and at that moment Chiyono was set free!

In commemoration, she wrote a poem:

In this way and that I tried to save the old pail
Since the bamboo strip was weakening and about
to break
Until at last the bottom fell out.
No more water in the pail!
No more moon in the water!
 
2012-05-17 08:16:47 PM

jso2897: A racist dog?
[i18.photobucket.com image 160x300]


A tasty tasty racist dog according to the POTUS.
 
2012-05-17 08:17:04 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.


and why are we are supposed to believe it was her who wrote this back then?
Does she remember all the things she wrote 20 years ago?
Was it her habit back then not to fact check what she wrote?
 
2012-05-17 08:19:24 PM

gimmegimme: tenpoundsofcheese: come on everyone, we know that he is also 1/32 Cherokee so that makes him a US Citizen.

No, the fact that he was born in Hawaii makes him a U.S. citizen.


so it doesn't matter that he is 1/32 Cherokee at all?
 
2012-05-17 08:19:32 PM
From the comments

In 2007 i found a video on the net where Obama out of his own mouth told a chicago reporter he could not run for president because he was born in Kenya,
that video dissappeared a week after i watched it, i didnt save it because i didnt think obama would win the election, he was losing to hillary clinton at that point, but there is not a shred of doubt in my mind he's an illegal usurper of our constitution!


lulz
 
2012-05-17 08:19:57 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: That was run by his agents as his official bio for 16 years

You dumbass

your turn

this is fun


Well, they just pull out what worked before, unless someone notices it and brings it to their attention, they don't have any reason to edit it unless things change.

Kind of like your FB profile, do you constantly re-read it to make sure everything is right? No, unless someone points out a typo to you, or you decide to change something yourself, you ignore it. This is one step farther away, because he probably doesn't check it himself, and publicists and press agents have more than a single person that thy work for.

Also, when you lay out something like this, you will type up placeholders while waiting for final data, usually it's gibberish that starts with 'Lorem Ipsum', and is called 'Greeking', but other times, people will put in dummy data while they do they layout that reads somewhat like the real thing. This doesn't always get replaced, and mistakes happen. I see news stories online here in Salt Lake that have nothing but Greeking, or have headlines that are nothing but descriptors for the font size and name.
 
2012-05-17 08:20:19 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Empty Matchbook: Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...

In politics it doesn't matter what the truth is. What matters is what you get people to think the truth is...or at least have them question what other people claim is the truth.


Is that why you hang around Fark threads making up reasons to call people liars?
 
2012-05-17 08:21:05 PM

Dimensio: Short insert biographies are rarely carefully read. Likely, the mistake was made initially by the author as a consequence of poor fact checking and never noticed due to it never being carefully read by anyone.


Yeah, few people are narcissistic enough to read their bio year after year.
 
2012-05-17 08:21:59 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: gimmegimme: tenpoundsofcheese: come on everyone, we know that he is also 1/32 Cherokee so that makes him a US Citizen.

No, the fact that he was born in Hawaii makes him a U.S. citizen.

so it doesn't matter that he is 1/32 Cherokee at all?


Apparently it does to you. What traits do you attribute to President Obama, seeing as how he is 1/32nd Cherokee? What does it mean?
 
2012-05-17 08:22:02 PM

FirstNationalBastard: thamike:
[2media.nowpublic.net image 450x302]

Jamie from Mythbusters really let himself go...


Actually, just looking at that picture gave me diabetus.
 
2012-05-17 08:24:46 PM
i47.tinypic.com
 
2012-05-17 08:25:24 PM

IMDWalrus: Nah. That makes too much sense. WE HAVE TO GO DEEPER DERPER.



FTFY :-)
 
2012-05-17 08:26:09 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: tenpoundsofcheese: Empty Matchbook: Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...

In politics it doesn't matter what the truth is. What matters is what you get people to think the truth is...or at least have them question what other people claim is the truth.

Is that why you hang around Fark threads making up reasons to call people liars?


A lie is still a lie. Even if you do it for political reasons.
Lies stand out by themselves - no need to make up reasons, just need to shine a light on the lie.
 
2012-05-17 08:26:54 PM

Gilligann: From the comments

In 2007 i found a video on the net where Obama out of his own mouth told a chicago reporter he could not run for president because he was born in Kenya,
that video dissappeared a week after i watched it, i didnt save it because i didnt think obama would win the election, he was losing to hillary clinton at that point, but there is not a shred of doubt in my mind he's an illegal usurper of our constitution!

lulz


These people are not just stupid; they're quite literally insane.

But heaven forfend we dare to suggest that something is wrong with the fact that these people's votes count just as much as yours or mine. Yaaaay democracy.
 
2012-05-17 08:27:31 PM
And who released this info? Was it Brietbart's news sniffers or was it a leak by the DNC?

Cui bono? Both sides benefit, that's who.

The GOP wants to get their base energized - if their rank-and-file won't get fired up for their own candidate get them riled up against the other guy. The DNC seek to associate Romney and all of the down-ticket candidates with birtherism and other assorted craziness.

We're going to be seeing a whole lot of this kind of stuff between now and November.
 
2012-05-17 08:27:36 PM

gimmegimme: tenpoundsofcheese: gimmegimme: tenpoundsofcheese: come on everyone, we know that he is also 1/32 Cherokee so that makes him a US Citizen.

No, the fact that he was born in Hawaii makes him a U.S. citizen.

so it doesn't matter that he is 1/32 Cherokee at all?

Apparently it does to you. What traits do you attribute to President Obama, seeing as how he is 1/32nd Cherokee? What does it mean?


That the meaning of Commander in Chief has a double meaning?

(you do know that he isn't 1/32 Cherokee, right? That is Elizabeth Warren, uhhh, I mean someone else who is not Warren).
 
2012-05-17 08:27:36 PM

Mikey1969: IamKaiserSoze!!!: That was run by his agents as his official bio for 16 years

You dumbass

your turn

this is fun

Well, they just pull out what worked before, unless someone notices it and brings it to their attention, they don't have any reason to edit it unless things change.

Kind of like your FB profile, do you constantly re-read it to make sure everything is right? No, unless someone points out a typo to you, or you decide to change something yourself, you ignore it. This is one step farther away, because he probably doesn't check it himself, and publicists and press agents have more than a single person that thy work for.

Also, when you lay out something like this, you will type up placeholders while waiting for final data, usually it's gibberish that starts with 'Lorem Ipsum', and is called 'Greeking', but other times, people will put in dummy data while they do they layout that reads somewhat like the real thing. This doesn't always get replaced, and mistakes happen. I see news stories online here in Salt Lake that have nothing but Greeking, or have headlines that are nothing but descriptors for the font size and name.


Guess that industry is a different beast.

I do a lot of public speaking and our company (and every company I've worked for) is asking for updated bios (things change, as they certainly did for Obama) every one or two years.
 
2012-05-17 08:27:39 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: Lenny_da_Hog: tenpoundsofcheese: Empty Matchbook: Every time I think this idiocy is over, another straw shows up to cling to. Nevermind the ladder of facts, keep clinging to that straw...

In politics it doesn't matter what the truth is. What matters is what you get people to think the truth is...or at least have them question what other people claim is the truth.

Is that why you hang around Fark threads making up reasons to call people liars?

A lie is still a lie. Even if you do it for political reasons.
Lies stand out by themselves - no need to make up reasons, just need to shine a light on the lie.


You're absolutely right! On Fark, the liars show up in bright red,
 
2012-05-17 08:27:44 PM

tenpoundsofcheese: A lie is still a lie. Even if you do it for political reasons.
Lies stand out by themselves - no need to make up reasons, just need to shine a light on the lie.



And that's exactly why everyone here keeps replying to your ignorance every day.
 
2012-05-17 08:29:25 PM

IamKaiserSoze!!!: FirstNationalBastard: IamKaiserSoze!!!: More follow up

This should end it

Miriam Goderich issued the following statement to Political Wire:

"You're undoubtedly aware of the brouhaha stirred up by Breitbart about the erroneous statement in a client list Acton & Dystel published in 1991 (for circulation within the publishing industry only) that Barack Obama was born in Kenya. This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me -- an agency assistant at the time. There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii. I hope you can communicate to your readers that this was a simple mistake and nothing more."

Full disclosure: I am a client of the same literary agency.

The skies are plaid in your world, aren't they?

fark does that mean?


He's saying that if you think that will clear ANYTHING up, you must be delusional. As has been pointed out, Birthers will believe this non-sourced, non-official bio blurb, but they won't beieve the OFFICIAL Birth Certificate verified and certified by the state of Hawaii.
 
2012-05-17 08:34:14 PM
Anyone posted this yet?
 
2012-05-17 08:34:56 PM
Goddamnit.
 
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