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    Default Obama, presented in a bio as being born in Kenya

    Is this arbitrary or news? I think its significant enough to make Obama look like a punk, but my friend who basically idolizes Obama thinks this story is just embarrassing and completely arbitrary. What have you?

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    I don't see the big deal. He's still a US citizen, but eh, politics are a big joke to me, anyway. People will harp on whatever fits into their ideological causes, or other drives, most of the time.
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    'Oprah gives birth to Martian baby'. It must be true— it was in print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguar View Post
    'Oprah gives birth to Martian baby'. It must be true— it was in print.
    I knew she was a bleeding heart liberal in terms of alien rights.
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    03/23 06:06:58 EcK: lex
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    04/25 04:20:35 Patches: Don't listen to lex. She wants to birth a litter of kittens. She doesnt get to decide whats creepy

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    I believe this has been a long-standing issue with various levels of "evidence". It does seem to be questionable, but at the same time the people who have adopted the stance that he wasn't born in the US also tend to be questionable themselves.

    I believe it may have been brought up in congress at least once, but don't quote me.
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    Did you hear oprah got busted for smuggling drugs?

    They lifted her dress and found 300 lbs of crack.
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    Booklet trumps birth certificate. Of course!

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    your friend idolizes Obama, what a tool
    1+1=3 OMFG

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    The biography does, however, fit a pattern in which Obama--or the people representing and supporting him--manipulate his public persona.

    David Maraniss's forthcoming biography of Obama has reportedly confirmed, for example, that a girlfriend Obama described in Dreams from My Father was, in fact, an amalgam of several separate individuals.
    Lol, who doesn't manipulate their public persona?

    Also, I believe when one is writing one's memoir, one is at liberty to include, leave out, or simplify less important details in order to progress the narrative. Details like, "Well, one girlfriend did this, and actually it was a different girlfriend who did this..." would have just been clunky. Sometimes absolute truth is overkill if the details get in the way of the essence of the story.
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