with their cases slowly crawling up the long appellate stairway to birther heaven for eventual vindication by justice scalia, and with sarah "maybe i do and maybe i don't" palin still tantalizingly testing the waters, it was only inevitable that the waiting lowlights would attract other heroes still waiting to do their part to expose the alien usurper, in their own quiet fashion.
thus on the troop-adoring and usurper-abhorring site gathering of eagles, one former marine bravely stepped forward to reveal his amazing encounter with a most memorable young man from mombasa:
... while back in hawaii by late june of 1980, we went back to honolulu for liberty. i don't remember the exact address, or the exact business, but one august night, early august 1980, i stopped at a small shop that was either on kalakaua blvd or the street just north of it, one block north. i struck up a conversation with a young man, mulatto, about 18, all teeth, smiling, skinny, short hair that i remember, at least short for the year we lived in.equally inevitable was the story's quick flight to everyone's favorite wingnut watering hole, whose discerning denizens gave it their due consideration:
he told me he lived in hawaii. not too many black americans lived in hawaii at all, now or then, so he being there was an oddity. i asked if he was in the service and he said no. i told him that i was a marine and had recently gotten back from float. we spoke of world travel at this time and i told him the places we went to.
what strikes me most is what he said as to where he grew up: indonesia. he told me he wanted to be president of the us someday. i remember lightly smiling and commenting that maybe by the time he gets to be 40 or so, america will be ready for a black man to be president and i wished him luck. we spoke of the racial tensions i saw at home while growing up and i asked him if he ever saw that overseas or since he returned back to hawaii. i don't remember his answer, but we spoke more of his time overseas and his thoughts on life and philosophy of government. he made some strange comments to me, it was obvious he never set foot for any time in the continental united states and i told him he better realize that he is making judgments about the united states when he himself never actually lived there. i told him, "hawaii aint the united states!"
he also told me something that i never forgot, for it caused me to do some other things in an effort to be nice to him and possibly a favor. we spoke of where i had been and the world as i saw it. i told him i had been to africa , mombassa specifically, and he said to me abruptly, "i was born there". i told him he is not eligible to be president if that was true, but i remembered he said his mom was an american, so, maybe it was okay. but it was what i did after that makes this a true memory: i went back to the barracks and told others of this guy and suggested we all grab our photo albums and visit him again and show him pictures of mombassa so he could see where he was from.
no one wanted to go, and at that time, my camera had failed me weeks before we hit mombassa and it was late august or early september until i had borrowed someone else's pictures to develop myself so i had copies of where i was. but i never forgot meeting that man for those reasons. i was going to do him a favor and show him his home country of birth. and i never went back for some reason, most likely i forgot to or just felt that a one time chance encounter would be meaningless to both of us and didn't mean we were friends.
hmmmm..... not buying this story!
this is so mindbogglingly bogus i can't believe anyone would have the balls to post it (let alone write it).
the guy should swear to it on an affidavit.
anyone who believes this pudknocker has ever worn a uniform in any capacity other than car-park attendant or as a halloween costume just won't get it.
and it took this long for the story to come out
i don’t believe this is authentic. it seems over written to prove the point about obama’s citizenship - sure has alot of focus on exactly where he was said to be born, just how out of touch he is with us culture, that he wanted to be president etc. all the controversy distilled into a few sentences - and written with a casual style - and turning up -now.yessirree, anybody who thought they could foist such baldfaced bullsquat on the watchers on the walls of freedom would have to be a complete moonbat moron or ...
... wait for it ...
... or maybe just a ten-year freeper by the handle of "racebannon" ... ?
hmm ... i find your lack of faith disturbing. just what is there to be confused about?that’s me seriouslyyou met obama? you wrote this story? i'm confused...
i dont doubt people are doubting it, i never went very public with it, i just wasn’t sure, i honestly dont remember the guys name and knowing it was a 30 year old memory, i just didn’t want to speak itwell, alrighty, then! it's his creative writing term paper! who could have ever doubted him?
but, this is for a college short story, still in progress
but the facts are true, especially this part
race thank you for being a true american patroit!ah, that's better!
i appreciate and respect your service and am sorry for my posting comment.
race, since you been here since since aug 8, 1998 i believe you!
...funny, a home-grown terrorist named ayres can write ‘dreams from my father’ and the country goes ape, swallows it hook line and sinker, and the few that don’t become labelled right-wing extremists and ‘birthers’ ...
then a physicist recalls a dinner conversation in russia that really should have chilled our blood, but he cannot get the story out, no one believes him, so he has to circulate his experience by e-mail and through bloggers, finally ending up joining FR and posting his story here, where he’s treated as a troll...remember tom fife?
now race bannon, a freeper almost for-ever tells us a story of his recollections during his time in hawaii - when he met a young man who may very well have been obama - but instead of taking notice of the information contained in the well-written story that was a pleasure to read, what does he get for his trouble?
sad. tell you what...if i ended up having lunch with the doctor who delivered obama in mombasa i wouldn’t bother telling anyone about it. i wouldn’t be believed, would i?
but when barbara nelson said that dr west told her ‘stanley ann had a baby today’ and she wrote the baby’s name on a table napkin...no one told her she was a liar, did they?
i’m becoming bitterly disgusted with the lack of discernment shown on this forum of late. sorry.
is it any wonder people don’t come forward with information regarding the O? people call them liars, etc. so, why bother? lack of discernment on this forum? i sometimes cringe reading the replies to some of the threads.
racebannon, you’re easily one of the most level headed and trustworthy freepers here. the story might be “far out” - but from you - it’s believable. i’ll keep reading the thread to see if there’s more... thanks for sharing.
i lurked here a couple years before mustering up the nerve to sign up and start posting in 2001 and have been reading racebannon posts for over a decade. if he believes he met hadji in 1980, i believe the details of his account.lastly, not that our newest birfer hero needed the props at this point, who could possibly still disrespect this former marine now that he's gotten the endorsement of the
good evening racebannon. i believe that an account like yours could certainly be true.
i myseld, lucas daniel smith, was in mombasa kenya in february 2009. i gained entry to coast province general hospital in mombasa and was able to procure a certified copy of barack obama II’s birth certificate.
i’m interested in hearing more of your account, anything that you can think of.