Oct 4, 2008

Obama connection to terrorist sympathizer Rashid Khalidi

First, who is Rashid Khalidi? Khalidi (pictured) is a former professor at the University of Illinois and a Palestinian supporter. He is a fervent opponent of Israel.

Rashid Khalidi is now a professor at Columbia University. Khalidi seems to be a good fit at Columbia where the Middle East Studies Department has been criticized for hiring outspoken opponents of American and Israeli policy.

At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared.

During documented speeches and public events, Khalidi has called Israel an “apartheid system in creation” and a destructive “racist” state.

Khalidi has multiple times expressed support for Palestinian terror, calling suicide bombings response to "Israeli aggression." He dedicated his 1986 book, Under Siege to “those who gave their lives ... in defense of the cause of Palestine and independence of Lebanon.”

Critics assailed the book as excusing Palestinian terrorism.

As if that wasn’t enough connection between Obama and Khalidi this is even more binding:

Khalidi's wife Mona ran the Chicago area charity, the Arab American Action Network, that received substantial assistance from the Woods Fund, a left wing foundation that Obama and unreconstructed terrorist Bill Ayers were Board members. The AAAN was notorious for its pro-Palestianian sympathies.

Link here and here.

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Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi on a special broadcast of “Hannity's America” which will air tomorrow night (Sunday) at 9:00 PM eastern time.

OJ Simpson guilty - led off to jail

Former football star O.J. Simpson (pictured) has been found guilty of robbery and kidnapping.

The ruling came 13 years to the day after Simpson was acquitted of brutally murdering his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.

After a three-week trial, a Las Vegas jury deliberated for more than 13 hours on Friday on charges against Simpson and a friend arising from an incident at the Palace Station casino in September last year.

Simpson showed no emotion as he and co-defendant Clarence Stewart were found guilty on all charges, which could see both men facing a maximum life sentence.

Shortly after the verdicts were read out just before 11:00 pm (0600 GMT) local time, Judge Jackie Glass denied a request for Simpson to be released on bail and he was led away in handcuffs.

The 61-year-old former American football hero was accused of storming into a hotel room with a gang of gun-toting cohorts and seizing sports memorabilia from two dealers worth thousands of dollars.

He will sentenced on December 5.


Source of the current housing and financial crisis

This video answers the question just what happened?

(click on Barney Frank photo to see video)


Oct 3, 2008

Have you hugged a cop today? Iowa man did and got arrested

A 21-year-old Iowa City, Iowa man ran up to an officer and stuck out his arms.

The officer told him to "get away," but the man didn't take the hint and embraced the officer.

When the officer told the man to put his hands behind his head, he refused. He was then handcuffed.

The young man now faces several charges including assault on a peace officer and public intoxication.


She bought house on eBay for $1.75: now what?

It began when Joanne Smith, 30, a Kennedy King College student who lives on the South Side of Chicago, was pricing PlayStations online.

When she saw an alert about the house sale she placed a bid.

Her eBay bid was a winner. The house was hers for $1.75. A combo meal a McDonald’s would have cost more.

After buying the house for $1.75, what's next?

The house is condemned, and it's in Saginaw, Michigan, a long commute from Chicago.

Saginaw, Michigan is overburdened with unsold houses.

A notice on the door of the home says a foreclosure hearing is pending.

She owes $850 in back taxes and a couple of hundred more in cleanup fees.

Did her $1.75 bid really turn our to be a bargain?


Sarah Palin - it was her night to shine

I wasn’t able to watch the debate live last night. I did, however, see a recording of the first half of the debate later in the evening.

The local news report gave Palin a B+ and Biden a C-

I would agree based on the portion I was able to see.

Attorney John Hinderaker of Power Line said Governor Palin hit a Grand Slam during the first half-hour of the debate.

He further reports:

There were a number of good moments. One of my favorites was her “shout out” to her sister's third grade class back in Alaska, who got extra credit for watching the debate.

This was one of many reminders that, to the average television viewer, Palin is one of “us” and not one of “them.”

Mr. Hinderaker thought that, given Governor Palin's performance, Biden had an impossible assignment.

Biden made things worse with his inappropriate grins and grimaces while Palin was speaking, much like Al Gore in 2000, only worse.

Palin, in contrast, kept a steady demeanor while Biden was taking shots at her. Throughout, she commanded the stage and displayed more poise and confidence than her opponent.

For the first time on national prime time TV Sarah Palin was questioned in a setting that did not include “gotcha” questions to make her look bad and then edited later to make her look even worse.

It will be interesting to see how the main stream media will spin the debate to show that Biden was a big winner.

Media has political party affiliation amnesia when reporting corrupt Dems

An Associated Press report appeared yesterday titled: Former La. judge gets 10 years for corruption.

The brief report of only 115 words makes no mention that former Judge Michael Walker is a Democrat.

In part, the report says:

Former Caddo District Judge Michael Walker was sentenced Thursday in federal court.

He and Juvenile Court Judge Vernon Claville were convicted of racketeering in June after an FBI investigation dubbed Broken Gavel.

There is no mention that both of the corrupt judges are Democrats.

The main stream media has amnesia when it comes to naming political party affiliation when reporting corruption by Democrats.

Link here and here.

Oct 2, 2008

Debate moderator Ifill is big Obama booster

Gwen Ifill (pictured) will be the debate moderator tonight when Governor Palin and Senator Biden meet in St. Louis.

Ifill insists she is impartial, yet here are the facts:

1. She wrote a book titled: The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.This pro-Obama book will be released for sale in January. If Obama becomes president, her book sales will increase dramatically giving her a vested interest in an Obama - Biden win in November.

2. She wrote a ‘puff piece’ about Barack Obama and his family.

3. She has faced criticism in the past for not treating candidates of both major parties the same.

4. She did not inform the Commission on Presidential Debates about her pro-Obama book or the pro-Obama article.

Ifill may as well wear an Obama button to the debate.

More on her partiality here and here. The Ifill Obama article is here.

Copy of Will Rogers WWI draft registration card

(click on draft card to enlarge)

Will Rogers (pictured) gave his occupation as actor and his employer was Florenz Ziegfeld and his place of employment was the Amsterdam Theater on 42nd St. New York, New York.

Florenz (Flo) Ziegfeld, Jr. put on a series of theatrical revues called the Ziegfeld Follies.

The draft card was signed in 1918 and gives Rogers age as 39.

Oct 1, 2008

New lead in the Steve Fossett disappearance mystery?

Adventurer Steve Fossett (pictured) has been missing since September 2007.

Fossett was last seen taking off in a blue-and-white Citabria Super Decathlon from the Flying M Ranch in rural western Nevada. Below is a 3-view of a Super Decathlon.

Fossett, 63, has not been seen or heard from since departing from the Flying M Ranch more than one year ago. He was on a short recreational flight and was to return by noon so he and his wife Peggy could leave Nevada on a private jet.

The Flying M Ranch is an exclusive retreat owned by hotel magnate William Barron Hilton.

Suspecting that Fossett had crashed his plane a massive search ensued. Several aircraft were involved in the search.

Fossett was never found and has been declared dead.

Why was it so hard to find the possible wreck of Fossett’s plane?

An ABC report in September, 2007 said:

Northwestern Nevada is a desert full of stuff — mining junk, old cars, bullet-riddled refrigerators, everything that you can possibly imagine. When you're looking, it's hard to determine from 1,000 feet what it is you're looking at. Fossett's plane could easily be hidden by trees in some remote valley.

The Citabria Decathlon has a range of 563 miles.

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Items possibly belonging to missing aviator Steve Fossett have been found by hikers in a remote area of California more than one year after his mysterious disappearance.

A hiker in a rugged part of eastern California found a pilot's license and other items possibly belonging to Steve Fossett, the adventurer who vanished on a solo flight in a borrowed plane more than a year ago, authorities said Wednesday.

The number on the pilot license in a photograph sent to the Federal Aviation Administration matches the number on the pilot certificate the agency has on file for Fossett, spokesman Ian Gregor said.

The hiker, Preston Morrow, said he found an FAA identity card, a pilot's license, a third ID and $1,005 in cash tangled in a bush off a trail just west of the town of Mammoth Lakes on Monday. He said he turned the items over to local police Wednesday after unsuccessful attempts to contact Fossett's family.

More information here.

Debate moderator has vested interest in Obama win

Gwen Ifill (pictured) is the debate moderator for the Thursday meeting between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Joe Biden.

Her program Washington Week appears on PBS.

She has faced criticism in the past for not treating candidates of both major parties the same.

Now it is learned that she has a vested interest in a Barack Obama - Joe Biden win at the polls in November.

She wrote a book titled: The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. This pro-Obama book will be released for sale in January. If Obama becomes president, her book sales will increase dramatically giving her a vested interest in an Obama - Biden win in November.

Should she withdraw as debate moderator? Yes.

Will she withdraw as debate moderator? No.


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Gwen Ifill broke her ankle Monday night falling down the stairs in her home while carrying "research related to her moderating duties at Thursday's Vice Presidential debate in St. Louis."

According to TV Newser, despite the injury, Ms. Ifill will still moderate Thursday's debate.

Odd coincidence: When Sarah Palin was in high school she prevailed in a pivotal basketball game despite having to play on a broken ankle.


Thinking cap will unlock extraordinary skills

Too bad my third grade teacher isn’t able to read about this thinking cap that should be able to unlock extraordinary skills.

I got rather tired of hearing her say, “alright now children, it’s time to put on your thinking caps.” As a third grader, I realized I was a child but resented being talked “down to” and I further disliked her reference to “thinking caps.”

In my literal world, a thinking cap was in the same mythical realm as Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny.

The thinking caps she metaphorically spoke of couldn’t possibly have given us extraordinary skills, or anything else for that matter.

However, there is a report at the link below telling of a thinking cap being developed by scientists that can unlock ones hidden genius.

The device works by switching on and off certain sections of the brain and so unlocking its hidden potential.

The hairnet-like cap uses tiny magnetic pulses to change the way the brain works and has led to improved artistic ability, mathematical ability and proof-reading skills.

If the technique is perfected, the device could be marketed as a cap slipped on to boost creativity and intellectual capacity.

The technique is based on research into savants, like the Dustin Hoffman character in the film Rainman, who have extraordinary abilities as well as severe mental disability.


UK police investigate eBay sale of spy camera

Last year, a civil service worker in the UK lost computer discs containing sensitive information on 25 million people last year.

In January, the Ministry of Defense said it had lost a laptop containing personal data on 600,000 recruits.

Now there is another security breach.

Britain's MI6 intelligence service is investigating how a camera holding sensitive information about al Qaeda suspects came to be lost by one of its agents, police said on Tuesday.

Media reports said the Nikon digital camera was put up for sale on Internet trading site eBay and sold for just 17 pounds ($30.64).

Its memory had names of al Qaeda members, fingerprints and suspects' academic records as well as pictures of rocket launchers and missiles, the Sun newspaper reported.


Biden prepares for debate: claims underdog status

A New York Times blog entry at the link below is titled, Biden’s Debate Prep.

Senator Biden spent Monday in a hotel suite in Wilmington preparing for Thursday night’s debate with Governor Sarah Palin (upper picture).

As practice sessions unfolded behind closed doors, top aides tried, not terribly convincingly, to suggest that Mr. Biden (lower picture) - a two-time presidential candidate, 35-year veteran of the Senate and chairman of its foreign affairs committee - is the debate underdog to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“He’s going in here to debate a leviathan of forensics,” Mr. Biden’s spokesman, David Wade, said with an almost straight face, “who has debated five times and she’s undefeated.”

Mr. Biden’s spokesman was making fun of Palin of course.

In the same vein, David Axelrod, Senator Barack Obama’s top political strategist, also tried to play down expectations for Mr. Biden and to highlight Ms. Palin’s skills as a debater.

They must be taking Governor Palin seriously, however because they have a host of helpers.

Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Democrat of Michigan, joined the debate preparation team in the role of Ms. Palin. Ms. Granholm flew to Wilmington with Mr. Biden on Sunday night after the Democratic candidates made an appearance in Detroit earlier in the day and was expected to stay for a day or two of mock combat.

Also on the Biden debate team were Ron Klain, a former top aide to Biden in the Senate who has been helping Mr. Obama prepare for debates; Ricki Seidman, another former Biden Senate aide who is now a senior campaign adviser; Anthony Blinken, Mr. Biden’s chief foreign policy aide; and Valerie Biden Owens, Mr. Biden’s sister, political adviser and close confidante.

That’s an army of aides on Biden’s debate team.

Actually, the most important rule he needs to take to the debate with him is:

Step 1. Open mouth.

Step 2. Remove foot.

Step 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 as often as necessary.

There will probably be one or two people on the Sarah Palin debate team.

One sure thing will be the media reaction as soon as the debate is finished. The media will declare Biden the winner no matter what happens during the debate.


Sep 30, 2008

Hospital informs grandfather he is pregnant

Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach, Oregon informed a 71-year-old grandfather that he is pregnant.

John Grady Pippen, a retired mechanic and logger, was being treated for abdominal pain.

The hospital administrator said an errant keystroke caused the hospital's computer to print out the wrong discharge instructions.

Mr. Pippen was probably relieved to learn he wasn’t pregnant after all.


Congress lives up to its 10% approval rating

George W. Bush has low approval ratings - right down there with Jimmy Carter - they both sank to 28%. Nixon’s approval rating was at 24% at the time of his resignation and Harry Truman left the presidency with an approval rating of only 23%.

With that background, it is easier to comprehend just how low the 10% approval rating of congress actually is. And now congress is living up to that rating!

Failure to act on an emergency financial bailout plan may push the rating down solidly into the single digit range!

Monday's crash and burn of the Paulson plan on Capitol Hill reveals a Washington elite that has earned every bit of the disdain that Americans have for it. This crowd can't even make sausage.

The 228-205 defeat reflects badly on all concerned, starting with the Democrats who run the House. The majority party is responsible for assembling a majority vote, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (pictured) failed in that fundamental task.

Her scathing partisan speech blaming Republicans and the “failed Bush administration” was not a reason for Republican house members to vote no.

But it is indicative of the way she has governed for the past two years -- like Tom DeLay without the charm.

The cynics are saying Ms. Pelosi deliberately tanked the bill by giving 95 Democrats a pass, knowing failure would hurt John McCain, and given her track record we can see why people would believe it.

Barney Frank blamed the Republicans for failure to pass the bill. Congressman Frank needs to lay the blame squarely at the feet of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for failure to lead. It could have passed comfortably if she could have convinced one fourth of the 95 dissenting Democrats to vote for the bill.

What next? One option is that Democrats will tell Mr. Paulson that they can pass his plan with more liberal votes, but that their price has gone up.

This would mean more of the tax, spend and regulate provisions that House GOP leaders stripped out before their rank-and-file headed for the exits.

These would only raise the price for taxpayers of the Treasury rescue and, if the equity provisions were too onerous, make the Paulson plan far less workable.

Now one wonders what failed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will do to bungle the next bailout try and will there be a stock market left to save by then.


Blaming Barney Frank for financial crisis

A Boston Herald report at the link below says an instant poll, conducted by the newspaper, put blame on Barney Frank (pictured).

Rep. Frank (D-Mass) is considered the engineer of the “financial train wreck.”

Barney Frank is chairman of the House Financial Services panel. In the poll he received more blame than anyone else including President Bush or former fed chief Alan Greenspan.

Some [Boston Herald] readers argue all you have to do is click over to YouTube and listen to Frank, in the fall of 2003, swear “Fannie and Freddie (are) not in a crisis!” and are “fundamentally sound financially.”

The second link below shows a September 2003 report:

The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry.

''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee.

Baney Frank’s reply in 2003 was, The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.

As we are finding out now, problem was not exaggerated!

At the third link below is a report saying that Barney Frank was accused of ‘cooking the books’ for his gay lover Herb Moses. At the time Moses was a Fannie Mae executive!

Link here, here and here.

Sep 29, 2008

Pelosi: down in flames, her house in disorder

The $700 Billion Financial-Rescue Plan went down in flames 228 to 205.

Vote results:
Democrats 140 for 95 against
Republicans 65 for 133 against

The Democrats had the votes to pass the bailout package. So why didn’t they? Why did more than 40% of them go against Pelosi and vote against the bill? This was a big failure for Pelosi (pictured)

Did they want to wait until enough Republicans were on board so they could share the blame for passing such an unpopular piece of legislation?

House Republicans blamed Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s speech. They said she had been too partisan in a floor speech prior to the vote.

House Minority Leader John Boehner (R., Ohio) said that Pelosi’s speech “poisoned” the Republican caucus and “caused a number of members we thought we could get to go south.”

Not surprising since she put the entire blame on “the failed Bush policies,” which is not the best way to try to get Republican House members to vote with her.

The real reason the bailout failed to pass in the House is because many members, both Democrat and Republican, are facing tough re-elections.

House members are reporting that e-mails and phone calls to their offices were about running 800 to 1 against the bailout bill.

Democrats voted 140 to 95 in favor of the legislation, while just 65 Republicans backed the bill and 133 opposed it.

A bailout is needed very soon. Will Pelosi get her House in order in time for the next one to pass?


German town boasts the largest jigsaw puzzle

Puzzle maker Ravensburger AG claims that the world’s largest puzzle was put together yesterday in only five hours in the southern German town of Ravensburg.
The puzzle is said to have 1,141,800 pieces and is 6,500 square-foot in size nearly covering the town square.

The participants assembled more-than 4,000 smaller jigsaw puzzles, each with 252 pieces and standard puzzle motifs like animals, maps and landscapes.

The rectangles were then taken to the nearby town square and put together into the single massive 20-meter by 30-meter puzzle.

Upper photo shows the puzzle in Ravensburg town square. Lower photo shows participants standing on the puzzle.

A notary has submitted the result to the Guinness Book of World Records. Organizers say it is significantly bigger than the current record -- a 212,000-piece puzzle put together in Singapore in 2002.

We have put together several hundred puzzles but never a Ravensburg puzzle. Maybe it’s time for us to try one.


Blame FDR, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton

It’s time for a game of pin the tail on the donkey. What is usually a fun kid’s game is, in this case, an exercise in pinning the blame on the Democrats who caused our sub-prime mortgage mess.

But first, a quick word about our main-stream media: they relished telling us week after week how bad the Enron scandal was and now refuses to give us the true reasons behind the sub-prime mortgage scandal.

It is indeed sad that it is up to foreign media to do the fair and balanced reporting job that the U.S. media should be doing.

A report at the link below has the real story from a source not committed to trashing conservative views.

Some milestones in the prehistory of the crisis:

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1933 - As part of the New Deal, investment banks are stopped from also acting as commercial banks (which would have given them bank deposits and more stability).

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1938 - As part of the New Deal, president (Franklin D.) Roosevelt creates Fannie Mae and in 1970 Congress creates Freddie Mac. With their implicit government guarantees they can offer cheaper loans and expand until they dominate the American mortgage market.

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1989 - The American government step(s) in and pay(s) for the savings and loan crisis, which sets a precedent.

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1995 - The Community Reinvestment Act is revised so that banks and thrifts are forced to give home loans to low and moderate-income households as well. In return they are allowed to repackage and sell those sub-prime risks to others, which Bear Stearns pioneers in 1997.

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2001-03 - Instead of letting the market get rid of bad businesses and loans after the dotcom bubble and 9/11, the (Federal Reserve) reduces its rate from 6.5 per cent to 1 per cent (with) a dramatic expansion of the money supply, which creates a real estate bubble.

Mae and Mac ran leverage ratios that exceeded 60 to one (cheered on by the Democrats) to keep giving loans to people who could not really afford it. It only took more traditional interest rates for the bubble to burst.

The independent investment banks that did not have access to bank deposits collapsed and almost brought the whole system down.

All those who now think that the solution is to give more powers to politicians, authorities and central banks should look at what they did with the powers they already had.


Fake player at Dodger Stadium faces 4 years in prison

A 47-year-old man faces 4 years in prison for burglary and trespassing charges for stealing and posing in a Dodger baseball uniform.

He was arrested after a security guard found him walking on the field in a Dodgers uniform and holding a glove with two baseballs. He allegedly identified himself as a Dodgers player, but the guard recognized him from an earlier incident and called police.

Even if he could hit a curve ball, we doubt if manager Joe Torre will put him in his lineup for the playoffs.


Converted 747 hotel to open in Stockholm

An unusual hotel will be ready for ‘take-off’ at the Stockholm-Arlanda airport in December, 2008.

It is a Boeing 747 that has been converted into the 25-room Jumbo Hostel.

The idea is the brainchild of Swedish businessman and entrepreneur Oscar Dios, who has been running hostels in Uppsala, Sweden for the past five years.

It was in 2006 that Dios first heard about the Boeing 747, which was for sale. Formerly flown by the now defunct Transjet Airways, the plane was wasting away in a hangar at Arlanda airport and hadn't flown since 2002.

The Jumbo Hostel can accommodate up to 85 guests.

Prices will range from €110 ($150) to €500 ($700) per night.


Burglary suspect tied up like in old cowboy movies

The 26-year-old man went to the wrong house to steal a lawn mower.

The homeowner and friends overpowered him and tied him up with a rope like they did in the old cowboy movies.

Tom Mix would have been proud.


Sarah Palin meets foreign leaders in New York

Sarah Brown, wife of British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Sarah Palin.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Sarah Palin.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Sarah Palin.

Left to right, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, Sarah Palin, John McCain and Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.

Sarah Palin and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.

Sarah Palin meets with Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Sep 28, 2008

Robber fled when teller asked “are you serious?”

A tellers sarcasm averts a bank robbery.

Police said a bank teller in suburban New York had a simple question for a would-be robber: Are you serious?

Police said that was enough to spook the female suspect, who fled the Roslyn Savings Bank in Centereach, New York.

The woman left without ever showing a gun.


Will Missouri choose winning candidate again this year?

Missouri has a century-long reputation as a bellwether state. The “show-me state” has voted for the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1904 except for 1956 when it Missouri went for Adlai Stevenson who lost to Dwight Eisenhower.

If you want to know who will win the White House in November, don’t worry about any of the other states. Just focus you crystal ball on Missouri and hope history repeats itself.


Just a few Barack Obama gaffes

The gaffes Barack Obama (pictured) has committed would have crushed a Republican politician. But the reporters who can't get over Dan Quayle's misspelling of “potato” are silent about Obama’s gaffes.

Following are a few Obama-isms:

1. During a news conference in Israel Obama declared, “just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran.”

Obama’s committee? Obama isn't even a member of the Banking Committee, let alone its chairman. Why would he make such an arrogant, far-fetched boast?

2. He once said he'd visited 57 states, not including Alaska and Hawaii, and still had “one left to go.”

This may not have been a gaffe. He may have been referring to the 57 states of Islam.

3. He confused Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Sioux City, Iowa.

4. Said Arkansas is closer to Kentucky than to Illinois.

5. He claimed Iran doesn't “pose a serious threat to us,” then somehow recalled the next day that he has indeed “made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave.”

6. In 2007 he announced that tornadoes had killed 10,000 people in Greensburg, Kansas even though the real number was 12.

7. On the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma, Ala., he claimed his parents united as a direct result of the civil rights movement saying, “There was something stirring across the country because of what happened in Selma, Alabama because some folks are willing to march across a bridge. So they got together and Barack Obama Jr. was born.”

Actually, Obama was born in 1961. The Selma march took place in 1965.

8. In Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Obama showed off his lack of knowledge of the war in Afghanistan by commenting on a lack of translators. He said “We only have a certain number of them, and if they are all in Iraq, then it’s harder for us to use them in Afghanistan.”

The real reason it’s harder to use translators in Afghanistan is that Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish. The Afghanis speak Pashto, Farsi, or other non-Arabic languages.

Barack Obama’s gaffes are mostly ignored or covered up by the media.