Posts tagged ‘chump’
It looks journalistic with all that fancy fonting, but the DelMarVa Observer apparently doesn’t take the trouble to check newsbanks or even Google before submitting “news stories” from the “AP” that are actually hoax e-mails.
Congratulations, DelMarVa Observer, you’re the latest venue to fall into the role of hoaxer’s chump.
It’s a hoax, a ruse, a fake, the Piltdown Man of politics, the message that’s been circulating as far back as January of 2009:
…Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship….
Blau, blau, blau, nuclear weapon, blau, blau, blau, secret cave, blau, blau, blau, Obama’s not a U.S. citizen, blau, blau, blau, the little red ones will give you cancer. WOXII spread the lie yesterday along with proclamations of the imminent return of Jesus and equally fervent declarations that the Muslims are going to kill us all any day now.
It would be silly if it weren’t slander. For whatever reason, WOXII is distributing lies. WOXII, you’re the chump of the day.
Paul Wilson explains at his Black Hole Next Door blog that he became a conservative after a neighbor borrowed some stuff of his and then had the gall to die. He also is the latest to pass on the untrue “information” on two different websites that President Barack Obama registered as a foreign student at Occidental College. The claim was debunked well over a year ago, as anyone making a simple search will find out. This alone makes Paul Wilson our Chump of the Day.
But wait, there’s more! Mr. Wilson earns our special Certificate of Unmitigated Gall for adding the following prelude to the top of the canned cut-and-paste hoax job:
This information from Occidental College was released TODAY, May 4, 2010. I checked with Snopes and it IS true. He got financial aid as a foreign student. The request for his transcript was released in compliance with an order from the Superior Court of the State of California.
You know that’s not true, right? A simple actual check of Snopes will show the opposite to be the case. But this message isn’t meant for people like you and me who actually check facts, require evidence and live in the Reality-Based Community. The message is meant for chumps.
Present ARMS! All SALUTE! Paul Wilson, Chump of the Day, with CERTIFICATE!
Psst! Shh! C’mere. Yeah, you, Mr. Scalia. Don’t tell a soul, but hey, I’ve got a brief here underneath this trenchcoat. C’mere, yeah, take a look…
Shooter45 of The Firearms Forum declares:
VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES SUPREME COURT
AP- WASHINGTON D.C. – In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies…
…blah, blah, blah, you’ve read the rest of this fake, hoax, not real, fictional, baloney “news story” that never actually existed. It’s been thoroughly debunked for over half a year as a not-real story by everybody supposed to have been involved. A simple Google search for any part of the text of this hoax story will turn up proof, on the first page of links, that the story is utterly false…
… and still these chumps over at The Firearms Forum are posting it around and talking about “the story” as if it were real! Zut alors! Quel amusement. (That’s Gay Socialist for “boy, you will believe anything, won’t you?”)
AL Mount seriously intones in response, “Please keep us informed.”
Jim Summers of Patoka Lake, Indiana declares with the sadder-but-no-not-actually-wiser-yet cynicism of his years, “Surely you don’t think this is going change anything, it is what it is and we have got the man until hopefully the next election.”
No, they won’t let the truth out! Especially that bit about the Sasquatch impersonating Linda Lingle.
GunHugger in Southwest Pennsylvania finds the real smoking gun that you won’t pry out of his cold, dead, hands: “I few days ago I heard him say ‘I grew up here’ while speaking in Hawaii. I thought it was odd that he didn’t say he was ‘born and grew up here’.”
A HA! And he also said “I,” not “We,” clearly indicating that he thinks that everybody in the state of Hawaii is a refugee from Palau!
But wait. That’s not the best part. Here comes the cherry on top… the SATAN reference, courtesy of OklahomaBrian: “Could he be the foretold ‘Great Deceiver’?”
Bing! Bing! Bing! Bing! Tilt! 5,000,000,000,000 Bonus Points for the SATAN reference!
These are chumps with style.
You know, when a group like ours that does not exist sets out to not-actually release a report containing an utter lack of an Occidental College transcript for Barack Obama, it just amazes me. No, it’s not our utterly fictitious act that is so impressive. Any non-existent entity can not do anything, after all. Or after nothing at all, (not) actually. Sigh. Writing from nonexistence is a bit complicated.
But to get back on track, what really impresses me is that despite the multiple indications of the non-existence of the “Americans for Freedom of Information” group in gold-standard fact-check sites all over the web, for months on end reminding people that any claims by the “Americans for Freedom of Information” are utterly bogus and without a shred of documented evidence whatsoever, there are still some chumps out there taken in by all this!
Take “Walks With Whispers,” a fella who posts over at the fishingbuddy.com website. Why, he just cut and pasted the classic made-up hoax that pretends to be from the Associated Press and makes up the fake group “Americans for Freedom of Information” out of thin air… all to make the false claim that Barack Obama somehow registered at Occidental College as an Indonesian citizen.
Ya big silly, Walksy, ya gotta check these facts on Google if ya don’t want to look like a chump. Unfortunately, if ya looks like a chump and ya cuts and pastes like a chump, chances are you’re a chump.
Chump of the Day: Walks With Whispers! Don’t let the Sasquatch and the Illuminati take you down the garden path next time.
My, we have so many chumps spreading lies to choose from this morning. Who is today’s winner?
writes cuts and pastes this morning:
In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking.
Tickle, tickle, tee hee! No, Americans for Freedom of Information does not exist. No, there is not a single actual document from the physical plane of this universe to support this notion. But yes, by getting WarrantOneGirl to repeat the untruth verbatim we give this untruth a thicker patina of reality. And yes, WarrantOneGirl, that means you are our CHUMP!
The smoking gun, however, according to “Americans for Freedom of Information” is a release of the college transcripts from Occidental College upon which it is indicated that Barry received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school.
Yes! Copy and Paste Artiste! You go, Pistachio! You are, indeed, a big Green Nut, you of the salty wonder and joyful (but Patriotic!) tooliness! We thank you for your credulity in the face of obvious hoaxery. We adore thee for thine wondrous inability to google check any old thing. Keeeeeep on belieeeeeving…
… and while you’re at it, keep an eye out over your shoulder for the Sasquatch!