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Kenya, Hawaii, Kenya, Hawaii, Kenya, Hawaii… My Head Is Spinning

This guy answers the question I was wondering about.

Unless you’re a credulous rube, it sure does look like Obama told his literary agency that he was born in Kenya for some reason. And the false information wasn’t corrected until April 2007, a couple of months after he launched his presidential campaign.

“But wait,” you protest. “How do you know Obama wrote that? How do you know he ever even saw it? Shut up!” Well, we all know that Obama is the exception to every rule, so maybe he’s the exception to this one too. Author and television producer Steve Boman writes at Breitbart.com about his own mid-’90s working relationship with literary agent Miriam Goderich, the woman who now claims the “born in Kenya” misinformation was somehow a “fact-checking error”:

Now let me say right up front: when it comes to Obama, I’m not going to speculate who wrote what, when. Dystel had assistants, one of whom is now her partner, Miriam Goderich, who says the whole Obama-born-in-Kenya thing was a fact-checking mistake by her. And I cannot speak specifically to the mechanism of Dystel’s publicity. (Alas, Dystel was unable to sell anything I wrote, so she had no reason to promote me, but I’m getting ahead of myself.)

I can speak of what she was like to work with and how she generated material. In my dealings with Dystel, I found her exceptionally thorough and very professional. She had a template she wanted non-fiction writers to follow, and my writing partner and I followed her template closely. She was rather fastidious, going so far as to mail a personal “Season’s Greetings” card in December.

All material she used in our proposals came directly from me and my writing partner. She edited our rough-draft proposals and gave us feedback, but the final versions were all ours. Our final versions, bio included, were then simply photo-copied, by us, and distributed to potential publishers. This was back in the pre-Google days, recall.

It is helpful that the writer worked with the same agent and was able to provide the basic template. I just can’t figure out how anyone could confuse Kenya with Hawaii.

- Aggie

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More On Obama Literary Agent Kenya Birth Claim

His agent had his birthplace in Kenya until a couple of months AFTER he announced his run for President

According to archive.org, a website that caches websites on a regular basis, the Dystel.com website – the official website for Dystel & Goderich, Obama’s literary agents – was using the Barack Obama “born in Kenya” language until April 2007, just two months after then-Senator Obama declared his campaign for the presidency.

Archive.org shows that the Dystel website used the following biography for Obama as of April 3, 2007:

BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.

Obama launched his presidential campaign in February 2007.

By April 21, 2007, the Obama bio had been changed to state that Obama was born in Hawaii:

BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Hawaii to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.

Obama had already been a national figure for three years, since the Democratic National Convention in 2004, by the time the biography was changed; he had been a sitting Senator for over two years.

And the media is doing everything possible to help the poor guy out

Whatever.

- Aggie

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Apartheid State Update

Israel and South Sudan were instant BFFs—not least because Israel knows the morale boost of immediate recognition after a declaration of independence.

But Israel has other friends in Africa, too:

Israel has offered to help Kenya secure its borders as it tackles Somalia’s Islamist group, al-Shabab, the Kenyan prime minister’s office has said.

It said Kenya got the backing of Israel to “rid its territory of fundamentalist elements” during Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s visit to the country.

Last month, Kenya sent troops to neighbouring Somalia to defeat al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda.

It blames the militants for a spate of abductions on its side of the border.

In a statement, Mr Odinga’s office quotes Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that “Kenya’s enemies are Israel’s enemies”.

“We have similar forces planning to bring us down,” he is is quoted as saying. “I see it as an opportunity to strengthen ties.”

At least 15 people were killed in a suicide bombing on an Israeli-owned hotel in the Kenyan coastal resort of Mombasa in 2002.

Four years earlier, more than 200 people were killed in co-ordinated bomb blasts on the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

I’m not sure I ever knew that before that the hotel was Israeli-owned. Thanks, media.

Mr Odinga – who is accompanied on the visit by Internal Security Minister George Saitoti – said Israel could help Kenya’s police force detect and destroy al-Shabab’s networks in Kenya.

Kenya also needed Israel to provide vehicles for border patrols and equipment for sea surveillance to curb piracy off the East African coast, he said.

“We need to be able to convincingly ensure homeland security,” Mr Odinga said.

The statement quoted Mr Netanyahu as promising to help build a “coalition against fundamentalism” in East Africa, incorporating Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Tanzania.

Israel’s President Shimon Peres had promised to “make everything available” to Kenya to guarantee its security within its borders, the statement said.

“Consistently, Kenya has shown a very positive attitude towards Israel and Israel is ready to help,” the statement quotes Mr Peres saying.

Israel is not the enemy, “settlers” are not the enemy, Zionism is not the enemy. Radical Islam and religious and ethnic bigotry, however, very much are the enemy.

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He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Polygamist Half-Brother

Some guys get all the luck. Some are elected to the highest office in the land without any qualification, riding a wave of privilege and unearned achievement—and some get to sleep with chicks less than half their age!

President Barack Obama’s polygamist half brother in Kenya has married a woman who is more than 30 years younger than him.

The 19-year-old’s mother said she was furious that her daughter quit school and married the 52-year-old.

Mary Aoko Ouma said her daughter tried to marry Malik Obama two years ago, but she wouldn’t give permission.

Malik Obama, who is Muslim, has two other wives.

Michelle Obama seems a bit prickly to me. Rumor has it she hates life in the White House. But she should count her blessings that she didn’t marry one of the other Obama brothers (there are so many!). The adorable Sasha and Malia would be grandmothers by now.

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He’s No Dope

Hey, look who beat the rap!

All charges against George Obama, half-brother to U.S. President Barack Obama, have been dropped after his arrest in a drug raid, according to police in Kenya.

He was released on Saturday hours later, police added.

Obama was arrested in a Nairobi slum, and he was picked up with people who possessed marijuana, said police spokesman Eric Kiraithe.

“Being found with people who are in possession of cannabis is a petty offense,” Kiraithe said.

Earlier, police had told CNN that Obama had been arrested for possessing cannabis and resisting arrest, which can carry a sentence of up to a year in jail or hefty fines.

“Police in Kenya do not look at criminals in light of associations with relatives,” Kiraithe said.

Coulda fooled me.

Cause I swear I remember it differently:

Speaking from behind bars, Obama denied the allegations.

“They took me from my home,” he said, “I don’t know why they are charging me.”

If you put the two stories together, you learn that people who possessed pot (which is evidently illegal in Kenya, but not here in Boston) were in his home, but he was in no way involved. And he didn’t resist arrest, either, I guess.

Well, we’ve all had misunderstandings like that. Think of O. J. Simpson.

With an Aunt like Zeituni and a brother like George, is it any wonder that President Obama hires tax cheats for his cabinet? He doesn’t see any problem.

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Obama and Kenya’s Odinga

watch this

Apparently Obama has a cousin in Kenya, Odinga, who ran for President and lost. Odinga and his supporters refused to accept the outcome of the election and set about murdering people instead. For example, they started burning communities. Part of the news footage in this piece shows a shell of a church which had been packed with people trying to escape the violence.

Odinga wanted shariah law in Kenya. Eventually, to stop the ethnic slaughter, parts of the country were turned over to him and now use sharia.

The last minute and a half of the film shows footage of Obama campaigning with Odinga. He and Michele flew to Kenya at the expense of US taxpayers to attempt to influence the outcome of that election.

This pdf has some of the material, plus a photo of Obama campaigning in Kenya and a statement from the government of Kenya.

- Aggie

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This Frightens Me

Kenya detains American author just before he was to release research findings on Barack Obama

A foreign government if playing games with our election, openly. And instead of what we saw in 2004, where government leaders simply expressed a preference for John Kerry, this time we have government actually suppressing the speech of American citizens.

NAIROBI, Kenya – The government of Kenya is holding WND senior staff reporter Jerome Corsi in custody at immigration headquarters after police picked him up at his hotel just prior to a scheduled news conference in which he planned to announce the findings of his investigation into Barack Obama’s connections in the country.

Corsi, the author of the No. 1 best-selling book “The Obama Nation,” was picked up by authorities at his hotel at 9:45 a.m. and is being detained at Nyayo House, the provincial headquarters for Nairobi.

“Just as we were about to start the 10 a.m. press conference at the Grand Regency Hotel in Nairobi, Kenyan immigration approached us and detained us,” Corsi told WND by telephone this morning. “Tim Bueler, my publicist, and I are now in the immigration offices, with our passports taken. The immigration officer told the press, ‘There is no problem, and Dr. Corsi is a friend of Kenya.’”

Corsi had extensive meetings with top Kenyan officials upon his arrival. His visit and his activities during his stay have been well-known to authorities at the highest levels.

A senior immigration official in charge of investigations, Carlos Maluta was quoted by the Associated Press as saying: “We still haven’t decided what to do with him.”

Despite reports elsewhere to the contrary, Corsi has not been arrested or charged with any offense.

Corsi remains in continual contact with WND editors by telephone and text messaging.

An official with the Kenyan Embassy in Washington said he was unaware of Corsi’s detention. The Ministry of Immigration in Nairobi could not be reached for comment.

Get the book that started it all – Jerome Corsi’s “The Obama Nation,” personally autographed, for only $4.95, only from WND and only today!

Obama has a long history of connections in Kenya, where his father worked as a government economist. Corsi documented this history in his book and went to Kenya to find answers to lingering questions – particularly about the links between the presidential candidate and Kenya Prime Minister Raila Odinga.

Corsi had promised a news conference today that would “expose details of deep secret ties between U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and a section of Kenya government leaders, their connection to certain sectoral groups in Kenya and subsequent plot to be executed in Kenya should Senator Obama win the American presidency.”

Meanwhile, the management of the hotel where Corsi was scheduled to hold the press conference has repudiated its plans to provide the facility.

In a press release, the hotel said: “We would like to assure our business partners and the public at large that Laico Regency Hotel is a law-abiding institution and does not condone any smear campaigns. The management cannot allow such activities to take place.”

This is what will happen to freedom of speech under an Obama administration. There is no way in the world that the Obama campaign did not communicate with Kenyan officials prior to this detainment.

- Aggie

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Meet George Obama!

They bury this on Friday night, just before we learn the thrilling news about the VP pick

HURUMA, Kenya (CNN) — We found Barack Obama’s half-brother living in a Nairobi slum.

George Obama, whose birth certificate shows that he is Barack Obama’s half-brother, lives in a small house in Huruma that he shares with his mother’s extended family, far away from the presidential campaign circus.

In his memoir, “Dreams for my Father,” the Democratic presidential candidate describes meeting George two years ago as a “painful affair.” Barack Obama’s trip to Kenya meant meeting family he had never known.

In the book, which is popular in Nairobi and can be found in almost any supermarket, Obama looks back at his personal story and his struggles to reconcile with a Kenyan father who left him and his mother when he was just a child.

Barack Obama Sr. died in a car accident when George was just 6 months old. And like his half-brother, George hardly knew his father. George was his father’s last child and had not been aware of his famous half-brother.

“I think I wanted to learn about my father the same way he did,” George Obama told me about why he read the book. “He came hear searching for his roots, and I was also trying to find my roots.”
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Unlike his grandmother in Kogela, in Western Kenya, George Obama had received little attention from the media.

But reports surfaced in the past few days, springing from an Italian Vanity Fair article saying George Obama is living in a shack and “earning less than a dollar a day.”

The reports left him angry.

“I was brought up well. I live well even now,” he said. “The magazines, they have exaggerated everything.

“I think I kind of like it here. There are some challenges, but maybe it is just like where you come from, there are the same challenges,” Obama said.

Obama, who is in his mid-20s, is learning to become a mechanic and is active in youth groups in Huruma. He said he tries to help the community as much as he can.

At least one of his neighbors feels that perhaps the candidate should help the brother.

“I would like Obama to visit his brother to see how he is living, to improve his way of life,” said Emelda Negei, who runs a small dispensary near Obama’s house.

But George Obama will have none of it. He draws inspiration from his famous half-brother. He acknowledges that he is biased but said he knows that his half-brother will be the next president.

“Because he wants to be [president],” he said. “I think in life, what you want is what you are supposed to get.”

CNN doesn’t mention that George is living on $1 per month. Because that would kind of blow the whole up-by-his-bootstraps quality of the piece they’ve written. Why don’t they go into a poverty stricken area of the United States and find some young adults claiming to want to live in a cardboard box under a highway? I mean, this thing was written from the perspective of Rush Limbaugh.

- Aggie

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Cynical Obama Promises Kenyan School Help

and then behaves as if they didn’t exist. This is the Obama that I knew.

I got this story from a fascinating source: a conservative, female, half African blogger who has known Obama for years. They are the same age. Their fathers come from the same village in Kenya and they are part of the same tribe. This is a really interesting compare and contrast piece on Senator Obama

Apparently is isn’t just his little brother that he dissed… you know, the one who lives on less than $1 a month. He seems to feel comfortable making all sorts of promises in Kenya and then going home and forgetting all about them. Like the time that the village named the school after him and he promised to help them with things like running water and electricity. But didn’t. He’s a jerk. So the blogger I was telling you about has take it upon herself to raise $750,000.00 although she lives in South Central LA and is supporting an elderly relative to save the Barack Obama school. Sounds like the opposite of Obama, doesn’t it?

Not only is this guy a real hypocrite, the democrat party, the party of caring for the little people, has picked a dufus this time. If the media would report on half of these stories, the American public would trounce him in November. But the media will not mention this stuff. So, it is up to us, all of us, to share this information when we get the chance.

- Aggie

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Obama Has Dual Citizenship – U.S. and Kenya

The Rocky Mountain News has a list of Things You Might Not Know About Obama.

His first name comes from the word that means “blessed by God” in Arabic.

At his wife’s suggestion, he quit smoking before his campaign to win the Democratic nomination began.

Holds both American and Kenyan (since 1963) citizenship.

Question for all the Leftists out there? If somebody ran for President that held dual citizenship with Israel, would you be cool with that?

Tell the truth now…

Gateway Pundit has a pretty interesting discussion of US law and Kenyan law regarding citizenship. Some people claim that Kenya doesn’t allow dual citizenship, and it isn’t clear which one his parents chose for him.

Again, I’m skeptical about the possibility of disqualifying Barry based on citizenship, but I think a lot of people will be uncomfortable about all of this.

- Aggie

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