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etc. - a little of this, a little of that - by Oliver Del Signore

Another “birther” twist

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

It has been my contention from the beginning that the only reason for any politician not to release his or her birth certificate, student transcripts, etc., is because they contain information that will hurt them politically.

In the case of Our Dear Leader’s refusal to release the documents, the only assumption possible is that the “birthers” are correct.

Here’s a recent story out of Colorado that adds a new twist:

Springs man’s claim to have Obama records starts buzz

A Colorado Springs “birther,” retired Air Force Col. Gregory Hollister, has Internet blogs abuzz with what may be an illegal foray into an online Social Security data base and how he obtained a copy of President Barack Obama’s draft registration from 1980.

“Col. Greg Hollister, USAF (Ret.) contacted the Selective Service, falsely impersonated President Obama, improperly registered his own address as President Obama’s address, and by this false impersonation and identity theft he managed to obtain a duplicate registration acknowledgement card with President Obama’s Selective Service information on it,” a blogger posted on last week. “This may violate several federal criminal statutes, and apparently caused the federal record of President Obama’s address with the Selective Service to be altered to show that he lives in Colorado Springs, CO.”

Hollister said Tuesday a private investigator, Susan Daniels of Ohio, gave him what is purported to be the president’s Social Security number. He then accessed the Social Security Number Verification Service to find out to whom it was issued and to access Selective Service documents.

The site allows registered users to verify names and Social Security numbers for employment purposes and warns that using it under false pretenses is a violation of federal law.

“According to the Social Security Administration, that number was never issued,” said Hollister, who challenged whether the president is an American citizen in a lawsuit the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear Jan. 18 without requiring a response from the White House. However, that’s the Social Security number that appears on the Selective Service documents Hollister obtained.

Read the rest of the story here.

Given his steadfast stonewalling, I’m more inclined than not to think he may, indeed, not be a natural born citizen, though whether he’s a product of Kenya or Manchuria is still up for grabs.

9 Responses to “Another “birther” twist”

  1. Spacer Says:

    I personally don’t care if a candidate is from Mars, if we could only find one who would stand for real freedom, starting with steadfast enforcement of the Bill of Rights, and honestly operates under the truth, recognizing that NO group of people can possibly have any more rights than any individual.

    A piece of bureaucratic toilet paper means nothing to me, if the end results are any indication. In other words… American born politicians are still full of it.

  2. Paul Says:

    Someone help me understand something here. I’ve never comprehended the “birther” movement. While I may not agree with everything the President does…I also know that my daughter, who was born in Canada; was in fact declared at the US Embassy in Montreal a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. She was declared that because since I am her father and I am in fact a US citizen then she was a US citizen from the moment she was born. This is in contrast to a NATURALIZED citizen who was not a US citizen from the moment of birth. My daughter…born in Canada…according to the term applied to her (Natural Born Citizen) has the right to run for President according to the Constitution. If in fact Obama was born in Kenya or wherever…what would it matter? His mother was a US citizen and as long as she submitted a “Birth Abroad” at the US Embassy there…I don’t see the issue. Also…John McCain’s parents had to submit one of these in the Panama. There were those who tried to use this to keep him from running in the 2000 GOP Primaries…but it never got anywhere.

  3. Donna Chapin Says:

    Didn’t the leader of Kenya, when talking about Obama, reference him as a citizen, or something like that, a while back? If they don’t hve anything to hide, I really don’t know what the big deal would be to show proof of birth. Of course, he has something to hide.

  4. Melissa Says:

    It sure would be easier if President Obama would simply release his birth certificate.

    I spent a couple weeks in Kisumu, Kenya last spring, and at one point I hired a car and driver. I visited some interesting places, but what my driver thought I really needed to see was Obama’s birthplace. It was less than ten miles from where we were, but I had already spent enough money on my venture. So, touring his birthplace will have to wait until next time. Unless, of course, a birth certificate is released…

  5. Stephanie M. Says:

    I also understand that a book on this issue is scheduled to be released in May and I also hear that it’s very compelling that we’ve been served crap on a platter.

  6. LisaC Says:

    Interestingly, if I were asked to produce my birth certificate for any reason by a governmental agency, if I did not provide it I would be unable to do whatever it was I originally intended to do. Why is it different for the President or anyone else for that matter?

  7. ToniM Says:

    If you asked me to provide proof of my birth, for any reason – even Little League BASEBALL – and I was unable or unwilling to do so, I would be disqualified from participating. Since our president should be above reproach (I can hardly type that without choking, considering this administration), it would then stand to reason that a legitimate birth certificate should be immediately released. However, what on EARTH compels us to expect any semblance of truth out of the Obama administration, whatsoever? 2012 can’t get here soon enough – I just hope the GOP’s nominations don’t look worse to the public than the evil we’re already reeling from with Obama.

  8. Courtney Says:

    I feel that for every president there is always some conspiracy theory hoopla over them, and this debate over Obama’s citizen status falls squarely into that. Instead of focusing on Obama right now, we need to focus on blocking Sarah Palin from becoming a presidential candidate. If she is elected as the next president, our country has lost all hope and I’m moving to another one.

  9. Paul Says:

    Still don’t understand it…and although I keep checking…I see nobody has an answer for me.



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