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Posts by El Sordo

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  • How Ancient Greeks Named Their Puppies

    07/17/2012 3:38:30 PM PDT · 38 of 47
    El Sordo to equaviator

    “Here Arfimedes...C’mon, boy!”

    OK. That was funny.

  • Where Was Obama Born? The Answer Is...

    06/13/2012 10:15:50 PM PDT · 39 of 101
    El Sordo to RWGinger

    Don’t sweat it. Sven just makes this stuff up and trolls FR with it. He’s something of a joke because of it.

  • CNN 'Birther Buster' Report 'Perpetrates Fraud'

    06/10/2012 3:20:51 PM PDT · 132 of 165
    El Sordo to butterdezillion

    Eventually B, you’ll figure out that Sven is just making this stuff up as he goes.

    Hope you’ve been well.

  • CNN 'Birther Buster' Report 'Perpetrates Fraud'

    06/07/2012 3:38:19 PM PDT · 37 of 165
    El Sordo to 2harddrive
    “Have you any source, documentation, or back-up for these statements?”

    Sven makes this stuff up. It's a bit of a running joke here.

  • Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/29/2012 11:31:59 PM PDT · 113 of 117
    El Sordo to ROCKLOBSTER
    Aaaand there is the Birther problem in a nutshell...

    Actual issues will never go anywhere (unreleased college transcripts, the author's bio) because Birthers skip right into their pet conspiracies and paint anyone who calls them on their nonsense as an O-bot.

    Like I said, Birthers have so thoroughly poisoned the well with their stupidity that this will never go anywhere even when real evidence is found.

  • Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/29/2012 10:38:32 AM PDT · 104 of 117
    El Sordo to ROCKLOBSTER; Drew68

    No, it’s a statement of my opinion changing based on new information becoming available.

  • Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/29/2012 9:15:14 AM PDT · 100 of 117
    El Sordo to wingtip


    Obama was born in Hawaii and the 2-parent argument still has no legal basis regardless of how appealing it might be.

    I have changed my opinion on Obama having ever claimed to be born in Kenya (or at the least having encouraged the idea) because an actual piece of evidence has been produced that he has plausibly done this.

    Actual evidence that the claim had to have come have come from BHO or at least been known to him. Not conjecture, or implausible speculation, or wild assumptions that require ever expanding conspiracies.

    This might have actually gone somewhere if Birthers hadn’t so thoroughly and completely poisoned the well with their stupidity.

  • Will the 1991 Biography Discovery Force Obama to Open the Hood?

    05/26/2012 1:29:14 PM PDT · 58 of 117
    El Sordo to Drew68
    “Applying Occam's Razor, I've always believed Obama was born in Hawaii. The Kenyan birth conspiracy, while possible is convoluted and simply defies common sense and reason. But I now believe that as a younger adult, Obama was telling people he was born in Kenya. “

    I want to go on record as agreeing with this. For years I put forth the argument that there was no record of BHO claiming Kenyan birth. I no longer stand by that assertion.

  • Hawaii State Registrar does not verify authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate

    05/25/2012 10:40:24 AM PDT · 60 of 95
    El Sordo to sphinx

    Don’t mind Sven, he makes this stuff up out of whole cloth.

  • Arpaio posse holds comment on Hawaii certification

    05/24/2012 11:45:44 AM PDT · 14 of 18
    El Sordo to 353FMG

    “Any details of what kind of information that Bennett received?”

    Here you go:

  • Arizona election official says Obama will make ballot, birth-certificate questions 'closed'

    05/24/2012 11:38:47 AM PDT · 19 of 20
    El Sordo to Libloather

    It’s been over since January 20th, 2009.

  • Arpaio posse holds comment on Hawaii certification

    05/24/2012 11:37:45 AM PDT · 13 of 18
    El Sordo to lward99
    Birthers will no more go away than Truthers will.

    When people believe things out of emotional need, facts are irrelevant.

  • Hawaii Verifies Obama’s Birth For Arizona Secretary Of State

    05/23/2012 11:07:00 AM PDT · 153 of 216
    El Sordo to BuckeyeTexan
    Nah, he was probably in on it from the beginning you know.

    George Soros connection in:




  • Rubio and Birthright Citizenship

    05/05/2012 1:57:19 PM PDT · 179 of 420
    El Sordo to New Jersey Realist
    Thank fully the issue is pretty much dead.

    Only a few hard-core Birthers are left around. There are a few casual Birthers still, but they'll continue to disappear.

  • Sheriff Joe releasing more on Obama (Explosive)

    04/25/2012 6:10:50 PM PDT · 181 of 207
    El Sordo to butterdezillion

    The Record By JIM CONSOLI, Record Staff Writer
    Published: October 23, 1992
    The law has been something of a guardian angel for Robert Cucos.
    In 1991, Demarest Police Chief James Powderley chose not to charge Cucos, now 29, after the Demarest man held the chief and a minister hostage at gunpoint.
    That was not the first time that Cucos had a confrontation with police while armed.
    In 1984, records show, Cucos was arrested by Powderley in Closter and charged with possession of a loaded gun. He later entered the Pretrial Intervention program, and the charge was dropped.
    In his most recent encounter with the police, Cucos allegedly armed himself with three loaded guns and got involved in a standoff with Cresskill police.
    He later was charged with trying to kill three officers. He is undergoing evaluation at Bergen Pines County Hospital.
    Again, Powderley was directly involved: He coaxed Cucos to surrender, apparently without first consulting Cresskill police.
    Powderley’s decision in 1991 not to arrest Cucos despite having arrested him in 1984 on a gun charge has raised questions for Bergen County Prosecutor John J. Fahy.
    “I really would like to know why a decision was made to not charge him in 1991,” Fahy said.
    When told of Powderley’s involvement in the 1984 incident, Fahy said he was not aware of it but would now review that case, too.
    Fahy, who became prosecutor in 1990, has stressed that the review of the incidents involving Powderley does not constitute a formal investigation. But he has left open the possibility that such a probe could be launched if the information gathered warrants it.
    Powderley declined to comment on the 1984 incident until Fahy has finished his review. But fter the Cresskill incident, Powderley criticized the court system for having let Cucos back on the streets.
    In the 1991 case, Powderley allowed Cucos to seek psychiatric rehabilitation at Bergen Pines.
    “Personally, I think that the court system is too lenient,” Powderley said. “This should never keep reoccurring. There should definitely be some sort of either psychiatric or criminal penalties. “ The first incident began in Orangetown, N.Y., on the night of April 6, 1984, when Cucos got into an argument with the manager of a restaurant, said Orangetown Detective Sgt. Terry Hutmacher. Cucos allegedly threatened the manager with a revolver after stating that he was Demarest Police Officer Michael Zullo and showing a phony badge, police said.
    When the manager said he planned to call local police, Cucos fled.
    Zullo, who now works as a private detective in North Jersey, said he was contacted at about 10:30 that night by Powderley. After realizing that Zullo wasn’t the man in the restaurant, Powderley asked Zullo to help him find the suspect.
    “I remember Jimmy [Powderley] calling me and telling me to get down to headquarters immediately. It was a weekend night, and I was planning to go out,” Zullo said.
    After obtaining information leading them to suspect that Cucos was involved, Powderley and Zullo started to search for Cucos in both Rockland and Bergen counties, Zullo said.
    Following hours of searching, Powderley and Zullo arrested Cucos after they spotted him talking with a few other men outside a former Closter restaurant. Zullo said he searched Cucos and found a gun. The gun was found in a plastic toy holster. Cucos also had a toy police badge and handcuffs, Zullo said.
    Charges of illegal possession of a weapon and receiving stolen property were filed against Cucos separately by Closter and Demarest police. But Cucos later was permitted to enter the Pretrial Intervention program.
    The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office approved of Cucos entry into pretrial intervention because of his cooperation in the case against a former River Vale maintenance worker who stole the gun from that municipality’s police evidence room and sold it to Cucos, records show.
    At the time, the Bergen County prosecutor, Larry J. McClure, said police were stumped in their probe of the missing gun, one of a half-dozen stolen from River Vale. But they learned, with Cucos help, that the maintenance worker had a second key to the police evidence room and was using it to steal the weapons.
    The gun Cucos obtained from the man had been confiscated in 1983 during a narcotics arrest, officials said.
    Zullo said he is still upset by the actions of the Prosecutor’s Office.
    “I was never contacted by the Prosecutor’s Office as the arresting officer,” he said. “Cucos was found to have a gun loaded with six rounds of ammunition in it that was stolen from River Vale police. But they let him go. “
    After Cucos completed the Pretrial Intervention program, the charges against him were dropped, records show.
    The River Vale worker later was indicted, but he was offered a plea agreement by the Prosecutor’s Office and received two years probation, court records show.
    Cucos was charged by Orangetown police with reckless endangerment, criminal possession of a weapon, and criminal impersonation of a police officer.
    Those charges also were dropped, possibly because of Cucos cooperation in the River Vale theft case, and Cucos instead was charged with being a disorderly person. Cucos pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor and was fined $200 in March 1985, records show.
    “I have no idea what happened in that case,” said Hutmacher, who wasn’t involved in the arrest of Cucos.
    Although the Orangetown charges were indictable offenses, a spokesman for the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office said it has no record of having reviewed the case for possible presentation to a grand jury, which the circumstances would have dictated.

    Copyright 1992 Bergen Record Corp.

  • Liberals and feckless judges can deny it, but the questions about Obama’s eligibility remain

    03/11/2012 6:22:01 PM PDT · 44 of 54
    El Sordo to truth_seeker
    Aye, there's the rub. A non-binding opinion (which I admit I have not read).

    While I share the opinion that an NBC ought to have two citizen parents (as do a number of political thinkers over the last 200 years) as a practical matter the legal support for this view doesn't seem to be there.

    Add in historical examples of a previous President having a citizen mother and non-citizen father at birth and Presidential candidates with similar pedigrees and there just doesn't seem to be a strong justification for the 2-parent argument.

    And from what I have read in American civics textbooks from the 1800’s and early 1900’s the concern was birth in the US. Though yes, this doesn't apply to Romney the elder it does apply to BHO.

  • Michael Savage: Breitbart tape 'fell flat'

    03/11/2012 4:19:00 PM PDT · 103 of 135
    El Sordo to Politics4US

    I’d agree that this is nothing WE don’t already know. But it is something THEY don’t already know.

    Obama’s far left nature is still unkown to a lot of people and this needs to be reiterated so more can become aware of it and be reminded of it.

  • Did threats silence media on Obama probe?

    03/11/2012 2:39:13 PM PDT · 149 of 164
    El Sordo to danamco

    Yep. Ten days ago. And the Sherrif apparently plans to do what with this information?

    Just a press conference then on to other matters?

  • Liberals and feckless judges can deny it, but the questions about Obama’s eligibility remain

    03/11/2012 2:16:49 PM PDT · 38 of 54
    El Sordo to truth_seeker
    Law, schmaw.

    Birthers want it to be that, case closed.

    Anyone who disagrees is an O-Bot who hates the constitution.

    That is unless they are a Birther who can produce and even wilder claim. Then it's OK.

  • Liberals and feckless judges can deny it, but the questions about Obama’s eligibility remain

    03/11/2012 2:09:34 PM PDT · 37 of 54
    El Sordo to Eye of Unk

    More likely Birthers will just become more marginalized as none of that happens and people will move on to other conspiracy theories.