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Tea Party Chief and Sharla’s Labyrinth the Latest to fall for Obama Occidental Hoax — in 2012!

It was released in 2009 — and almost immediately debunked as a hoax. But for the rest of 2009, people kept spreading it.

They kept spreading it in 2010.

They continued to spread it in 2011.

Now we’re in 2012, and people continue to spread the hoax news — always “released today” — that Obama’s Occidental College transcripts “prove” him to be a foreigner and therefore unfit to be president.

The latest chumps (definition: thick end of a piece of wood; gullible) to spread this hoax to inflame anti-Obama sentiment are “GA Tea Party Chief” of McDonough, Georgia and Sharla’s Labyrinth, posting the hoax as important “news” on January 16 and January 28, 2012.

The Obama Occidental Transcript Hoax is like a zombie. You think it’s dead, but it just keeps shambling along.

January 30, 2012 at 7:42 am Leave a comment

Barack Obama Hoax Chumps of the Day: Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots

Chump n. a gullible person: See if that chump will loan you some money.

-- Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions

A full year and a half after it was debunked as a complete and utter hoax, a faked AP story about President Barack Obama’s Occidental College transcript is still being posted all around the web by American conservatives as if it were credible breaking news.

Earlier this month, Lynne Stevens of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots shared the “news” with her fellow members in an extra-big double alert font:

Very quitely Obamme’s case is making it to 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 of
President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College . Released today, the
transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro,
received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The
transcript was released by Occidental College…

You know the rest if you’ve been paying attention.

Oh, this has all been “Very quite” indeed. It’s been so hushed up that:

* the Associated Press has no record of ever publishing such a story
* none of the newspapers carrying Associated Press stories have any record, even on microfilm, of the supposed story
* Occidental College not only has no record of releasing Barack Obama’s transcript, but has in fact expressly denied that such a release occurred
* finally, there is no record of a case pending before the Supreme Court on the issue.

It’s either the world’s biggest coverup ever seen, encompassing educational institutions, the entire judiciary, every one of the nation’s newspapers, and every one of the nation’s libraries that archives newspapers

… or it never happened.

Lynne Stevens of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots apparently either

1) Believes in the World’s Biggest Coverup Ever,
2) Didn’t bother to stop, think, and make the simplest fact check on incendiary hoax of blazing falsehood, or
3) Doesn’t care whether something’s true or not as long as it makes Barack Obama look bad.

In any of those cases, Lynne Stevens, you’ve acted a gullible, credulous puppet, not an independent thinking citizen. You’re a chump, you’re a chump, you’re a chump, chump, chump. And not one of your fellow travelers in the Greater Phoenix Tea Party Patriots has written a word to set you straight.

Ladies and gentlemen, these are the chumps of the day! I think we can expect many more to come.

October 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm 1 comment

Another Tea Party Chump Spreading the Obama Occidental Lie

You know, when we started this website, Americans for Freedom of Information, we thought it would be a short-time effort to point out the absurdity in the fake Associated Press “news story” that some desperate right-winger pulled together in an effort to make you think that Barack Obama wasn’t born in this country. Surely, we thought, if we just make it apparent to people that the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” did not actually exist, then everybody will figure out that they’ve been hoaxed and move on to some new crackpot conspiracy, maybe about Corn Flakes.

But no. Seven months later, the completely fictitious “shocking revelation” that Barack Obama registered at Occidental College under the name “Barry Soetoro” is still being posted as fresh news on right-wing websites.

Take the movement website called Tea Party Patriots. In a “news flash” from December 8, 2009, the Tea Party Patriots “report”:

VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE 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 of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College . Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the 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….

… and so on and so forth. The article is a fake, easily proved so, and yet the Tea Party Patriots are eager to believe the baloney nonetheless. Why? Why do they need to believe that Barack Obama is not a real American? What itch does that fiction scratch?

December 27, 2009 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Chump of the Day on Obama Occidental Records: Watching and Waiting

The trumpet is not the only thing that blows at thetrumpetblows.blogspot.com, a website obsessed with the search for “signs that would warn believers of the End of Days.” The website, titled Watching and Waiting, asks: “Could the events that the world is witnessing today be the very signs that Christ, the OT prophets and the apostles mentioned?”

To what events is the website’s author, Dennis, referring? Why, the election of Barack Obama, of course! And what conspiratorial crypto-religious millenial crackpot website would be complete without the inclusion of that old-hat revelation: the release of Barack “Barry Soetoro” Obama’s Occidental College records, proving it aaaaaaallllll? You guessed it. Dennis writes today, nearly a year since the original hoaxsters wrote the fake:

VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURTAP-

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 of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College . Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the 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.

You can read the article and follow the various links here: http://teapartypatriots.org/BlogPostView.aspx?id=3dcf326b-1ec1-4f65-b9c8-1bc87dbecb1f

I have to admit that when you read some of the quotes (if in fact they are true quotes) of what Obama said when he was running for Senator….the issue becomes very fishy indeed.

Remember one thing…..if Obama WAS found to be ineligible for the Presidency and had to step down…..it could be an event that causes massive riots and chaos….and could further damage our already tenuous reputation within the global community.

This “shocking expose” can lead to only ONE conclusion (if you are insane, that is): if Jesus Christ and Barack Obama ever meet, they would release a vast explosion of energy that would destroy the Planet!

If you’re not insane, all you can do is walk away from Watching and Waiting, muttering, “yet another chump who can’t google a hoax, played for a fool by the right-wing.”

December 26, 2009 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment


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

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.