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Accolades to America’s media for digging and researching to reveal that Mitt Romney allegedly shaved a classmate’s head as a childhood prank in 1965.

Seeing that the nation gave a collective “so what?” it stated that the classmate, now deceased, was homosexual. This prompted a public condemnation from the man’s family. The left side of the media’s face, still stinging from their George Zimmerman debacle, had to divert attention and, in so doing, had its right side slapped. I know that the media must lie and distort and do all it can to aid in the re-election of Barack Obama, but really – a 1965 head-shaving?

Well, at least we know about Mitt Romney’s past, which is more than we can confirm about Barack Obama’s – or is it Barry Soetoro’s? Barry Soetoro was a student at Occidental College who went away for three years – and to this day the media never bothered to research where – only to return as a student at Columbia University under the name Barack Hussein Obama. Where did he go? Who paid his tuition, fees, room, board, alcohol and tobacco money?

A clipping from a Hawaii newspaper announcing the birth of Barack H. Obama, he claims, is evidence of being born in America. If he was born Barack Obama, why did Barry Soetoro go away for three years and return as Barack Obama?

Why are his student records, passport history and proof of citizenship still under lock and key (if they do indeed exist) to this day?

Why pay in excess of $2 million and counting to keep his eligibility out of court when an application and a $10 fee will get him an official copy of his birth certificate, if one does exist that was issued by Hawaii?

These are pertinent pieces of information that the media, if they are concerned, should seek. I guess Romney’s prank of 47 years past is equally relevant.

The American media – in for a dime, in for a dollar. If the media worked aboard the Titanic, they undoubtedly would have swung around and hit the iceberg a second time.

Lee Benedict

Martinez

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proud2bamerican
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proud2bamerican 05/25/12 - 02:57 am
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thoughtful

very well written and thought provoking; unfortunately will most likely not be much more

desertcat6
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desertcat6 05/25/12 - 04:13 am
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Oh my, you missed the book

Oh my, you missed the book jacket his pubilcist used to try and sell his book which describes him as born elsewhere...

Techfan
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Techfan 05/25/12 - 05:23 am
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All of the disproven birther

All of the disproven birther nonsense in one letter. How convenient.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 05/25/12 - 06:14 am
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Denials, recantations, and

Denials, recantations, and potentially altered photo copies of documents disproves nor proves nothing. I know how losely birth and citizenship related to birth were controlled back then. Yeah, he may indeed have a birth certificate from Hawaii too. Only one man holds the key to the truth. He's got it sealed off pretty good.

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 05/25/12 - 06:16 am
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TECH-1991 to 2007 bio to his

TECH-1991 to 2007 bio to his publishers stated he was born in kenya..we are told repeatly by the left if we disagree with obumler we are racist or whatever..what are we suppose to believe here??? he approved or supplied the bios...so either he a liar about this or foreign born..would not his college records shed light on this???we are told he nothing but brilliant the smartest prez ever..where the proof??? and in his book he stated he blew off school by drinking and doing drugs...how did his grades remain high enough to get in all those prestigious schools..if we ask why we are racist...rommney accused of bulling 45 years ago and a disputed charge at that ..and we think hes the worst human being to walk the earth...the left is full of contradictions because they have no moral base...

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Rhetor 05/25/12 - 06:44 am
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It is precisely because of

It is precisely because of the birthers that many independents find it hard to take conservatives seriously. Good grief. There is not, and never was, any legitimate question about the president's being born in Hawaii. You guys are grasping at straws. Don't you have anything real to discuss?

sha ron
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sha ron 05/25/12 - 06:44 am
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Well you have uncovered it

Well you have uncovered it all BRAVO. Do You guys really think these narrow minded views are effective. They did not work against George W Bush a warmonger, or Clinton a wh----monger and they won't work against Obama just a monger. There are political machine who gets presidents elected. They got the numbers we are just minor players

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 05/25/12 - 06:52 am
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rheteor-i quess law is no big

rheteor-i quess law is no big deal..so i also have to conclude that obumler is just a big oppurtnitic liar by your conclusion..so we agree..never thoght i would...

Techfan
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Techfan 05/25/12 - 07:08 am
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The only folks who said it's

The only folks who said it's been altered are Jerome Corsi of World Net Daily (it screwed up sales of his book, "Where's the Birth Certificate", since Obama released it 2 weeks before the book came out) and S
Sheriff Joe, who's tied in with Joseph Farah, founder of World Net Daily.
"The 36-page Acton & Dystel booklet was reportedly distributed to “‘business colleagues’ in the publishing industry,” according to Breitbart, and includes a short biography of Obama and 89 other authors. Obama’s biography features a brief mention of his anticipated first book, “Journeys in Black and White,” which he never completed"
“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.”

desertcat6
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desertcat6 05/25/12 - 07:34 am
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Gosh, since you explained it

Gosh, since you explained it so clearly and no one ever lies, I have no choice but to agree. These aren't the droids we're looking for...

TParty
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TParty 05/25/12 - 07:48 am
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Is this birther thing still

Is this birther thing still going on? This is getting out of control. Even birthers in Arizona stop doing this, and they are the craziest of them all. People here need to catch up with the facts.

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owensjef3 05/25/12 - 07:49 am
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Wow
Unpublished

Wow

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/25/12 - 07:59 am
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Yup, as soon as Mr. Benedict

Yup, as soon as Mr. Benedict and cohorts can find out who placed that pesky ad in the Honolulu newspaper announcing the birth of our future President(cause they knew it was gonna happen)they'll have this whole mystery wrapped up for us lesser beings.

Me, I'm glad they are sticking to their guns. It costs them votes and any chance of unity.

Notice also that Benedict does not deny the Romney hazing incident. Apparently too much proof there to handle.

Any one who has ever followed criminal maliciousness realizes that there is always a pattern to cruelty. Mean generally starts young and just gets meaner over time. That is the point of the Romney story. And, the scary thing is that his supporters while not denying it, because they can't, still support the man. What does that have to say about them?

To sum it up. This letter writer still believes the lie about our president in spite of overwhelming proof and retractions by more reasonable men and women, yet supports a person with a proven history of cruelty to a weaker classmate. It seems these folks have certainly overcome their old mantra that "Character Matters".

Despicable!

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 05/25/12 - 08:05 am
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It took 3 1/2 weeks for the

It took 3 1/2 weeks for the Army to run a background check on me (at age 17) in order to obtain a security clearance. That was back in 1972. So why can't the government run a proper background check on the commander in chief? Why all the mystery and coverup? Sounds very suspicious to me.

What if one day in the future we find that Obama really was born in Kenya, and that his political agenda really was based on crippling America as best he could? Would we be able to reverse all the damages he has done? I pray the truth comes out soon, in time for Americans to vote for who and what's best for America.

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justthefacts 05/25/12 - 08:26 am
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The future

President Obama can do much more damage in the future than he has done in the past. IMO, that is where the focus should be.

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Bizkit 05/25/12 - 08:30 am
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Who cares where he is born he

Who cares where he is born he is still unqualified, unsuccessful, unimaginative, and unappealing. Anybody would be a better president.

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catawba7 05/25/12 - 08:42 am
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Hate explodes in America

There is so much hate in America. I find that I am not as kind to people as in the past due to this hatred. Previously I would speak to strangers, assist the elderly, hold a door or visit sick people I knew of other races without hesitation. Now, I think before I do all of these things because of the hate. I notice I am looked at differently, you speak to me in a harsher tone without cause and you snicker and laugh as if you know a joke I have not heard. Now, I find I ignore you. I don't speak to strangers (we are all Americans), I don't visit other races in their homes even if invited, and I don't expect you to be courteus to me. So, all of your hate has affected me and how I deal with people and I don't like you. I am one person, multiply this by millions and we are a divided country. We will not stand because we are sick from within and why "because" of melanin...so sad!

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/25/12 - 08:45 am
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Huh?

"TV is a "wasteland of truth" from all sides." I've tried, but I don't get that line.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 05/25/12 - 08:48 am
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You all have to admit that

You all have to admit that Obama and his extended family has not received the coverage as all the presidents the last 50 years. We knew everything about all of them. Obama seems intentionally vague.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 05/25/12 - 08:49 am
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Choice

Well catabaw7, people can choose to be part of the solution or part of the problem. Appears you have made your choice.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 05/25/12 - 09:16 am
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cut the TV off

This letter writer watches to much TV.

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Willow Bailey 05/25/12 - 09:27 am
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So, why not answer the

So, why not answer the questions; why not unseal the records? Why in his own words not be TRANSPARENT? Why make excuses for his lack of honesty?

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 05/25/12 - 09:35 am
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RA --MEAN STARTS OUT

RA --MEAN STARTS OUT YOUNG!!!!!!! wow what logic...we have prez who said he was drinking and doing drugs during his high schools days ..skipping clases what ever..pushing a young lady sround..bios dated from 1991-2007 that were just a editing error offering no corrections..yet rommneys accusations were denied by the family that was supposely involved...so we have obumlers words which stated he was NOT a dedicated student in the slightest and a bully.. and yet went to the most prestigious schools in the country....using your logic starting out as a pathological liar always a liar....

Bruno
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Bruno 05/25/12 - 09:46 am
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I don't put much stock in

I don't put much stock in birther claims but until Obama comes clean about it all there will always be a conspiracy theory about it. I believe the reason that Obama doesn't clear this up isn't because he was born somewhere else but because it takes focus away from real issues.

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JohnBrownAug 05/25/12 - 09:52 am
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Don't be a racist Birther and

Don't be a racist Birther and ask Obama anything. Just raise your hand forward in a salute when he is near. Actually, you shouldn't even look at him directly. Avert your gaze downward when he is near so you don't make eye contact. He is not be questioned, examined or quizzed. You simply have to believe in him. He is a sittting president and to do other wise is disrespecting him and the Secret Service should investigate you. It's not important where this champion of the people has been.

But Romney is a capitalist and capitalists all take advantage of the people and as Rachel Maddow said last night on her show, things from the past when a person was young tell us about the real capitalist person and that's why Romney's past is important.

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allhans 05/25/12 - 09:54 am
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I was with the letter write

I was with the letter write all the way until the birther issue. (Should have left off right there).
Basically, a good letter though.

carcraft
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carcraft 05/25/12 - 09:59 am
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not just birth certicicates

OBUMBLER'S book says that Obumbler was part of a transfer program to Columbia. There was no such program! A lot of what you think you know about Obumbler is a fabrication in his book. AP stories about his election to Congress also state Obumbler was born in Kenya!

Retired Army
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Retired Army 05/25/12 - 10:00 am
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burninater
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burninater 05/25/12 - 10:25 am
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Don't be a racist Birther and

Don't be a racist Birther and ask Obama anything. Just raise your hand forward in a salute when he is near ....
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You know, there's a middle ground here. It is entirely possible to question the President's policies and actions without being a racist Birther. You just have to decide for yourself where your real priorities and motivations lie.

JohnBrownAug
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JohnBrownAug 05/25/12 - 11:00 am
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Burn, where do you draw that line?

Okay, since we bring up things Romney did as a kid in highschool, what can we ask about Obama? Can we find out about his highschool and college times? His career as a community activist and those he associated with? The things he has written about in his book? Is that fair game or is it racist? I don't want to be accused of being a racist Birther.

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