Posts tagged ‘citizenship’

Chump of the Day: Tony Caputo

It’s been nearly two years since a hoax purporting to be an Associated Press article “revealed” that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College as Indonesian citizen “Barry Soetoro.” It’s been nearly as long since the hoax was exposed as an utter fake.

But today right-wing conspiracy theorist Tony Caputo sent along the text of the hoax as an e-mail to me, with the preface “APPEARS TO BE THE PROOF, AT LAST. FROM SNOPES.COM. SNOPES SAY’S IT’S TRUE.”

Of course, Snopes documents that it’s false.

Tony Caputo, whether you know it or not, you are the Chump of the Day!


December 30, 2010 at 4:24 am 1 comment

Obama Hoax Chump of the Day: Paul Wilson, With Bonus Baloney

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!


June 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm 7 comments

Chumps of the Day: The Firearms Forum and Shooter45

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:


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.

November 15, 2009 at 2:36 am 3 comments

I do not exist t-shirt

Who removed the text in the above section? What is their agenda? And why won't they let me complete my sent...

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A Clue for the Literal-Minded

Read these tiny words very closely: the group Americans for Freedom of Information does not exist, just like the supposed "AP article" you keep cutting and pasting into e-mails to your irritated family does not exist, just like the "Daily Mail article" referenced in the fake "AP article" does not exist. They're all fabrications. Fakes. Hoaxes. Ask yourself why you're so eager to believe these obvious fakes. No, really. Really, really ask yourself.

A Clue for Those Especially Allergic to Satire

No, we didn't create the hoax, either. Remember, we at Americans for Freedom of Information don't exist!

No One knows who did create the hoax. Unfortunately, we don't know No One or where he lives, so we can't ask No One about it. We do know her sister, Imnot Telling, but ever since the thing in the place with that other thing, we're not on speaking terms.