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xochi Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 06:23 AM
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New Hawaii Governor Vows to Discredit Birthers
New Hawaii Governor Vows to Discredit Birthers

Hawaii's newly-elected Democratic governor, Neil Abercrombie, has had enough of ridiculous birther conspiracy theories. The paranoid , racist, right-wing theories which claim Obama wasn't actually born there have irritated Hawaiians, who feel it undermines their status as Americans, and also the Hawaiian government, which has been hit with countless nuisance lawsuits demanding to see private information about the president.

What exactly the new governor will do remains unclear, but he has raised the issue before. As a congressman, Abercrombie already introduced legislation containing the affirmation that"Obama was born in Hawaii."

Abercrombie's anger partly arises from the fact that he knew Obama's parents when they were living in Hawaii. According to the L.A. Times:

Abercrombie, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., arrived in 1959 to study sociology at the University of Hawaii. As a teaching assistant, he met and befriended Obama's father, a native of Kenya.

Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was born in Kansas and met and married his father, also named Barack, when the two were college students in Hawaii. Obama was born at Kapi'olani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961.

But in 2008, as Obama ran for president, critics posted allegations online, without proof, that he was born in Kenya.

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By Sarah Seltzer | Sourced from AlterNet
Posted at December 25, 2010, 7:40 am

http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/409709/new...
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Bluesbreaker Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-26-10 11:51 PM
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1. Good for Neil
He's got a lot on his plate, with the budget, preparing for the legislative session in January and putting together a new administration. He's probably the most progressive governor in the country. We're lucky to have him.
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xochi Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 07:31 AM
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2. Yes, we are.
It's so good for Hawaii that he's governor instead of that Repuglican theocrat...

Mahalo for commenting!
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robt6750 Donating Member (50 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-27-11 03:13 PM
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7.  +1
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-27-10 04:04 PM
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3. Anybody who claims this issue is not predicated on racism
is lying thru his/her teeth./
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xochi Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-28-10 07:41 AM
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4. Yeah, true dat...
Like so many of the other astoundingly ignorant horseshit claims of the fanatically fearful right, it sure ain't based on facts.

Mahalo...
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feslen Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-05-11 02:35 PM
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5. wish him all the good vibes he'll need to stop those racist bastards
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xochi Donating Member (191 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-07-11 08:41 PM
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6. the old guy emanates good vibes himself...
He's like a short hippie santa claus, full of energy and aloha, and very akamai (smart), too.
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