Speaking at the White House this morning,
President Barack Obama announced to reporters that,
in lieu of his receiving a speaker's fee
for his giving the commencement address there on May 17,
the Federal government would be acquiring a controlling interest
in Notre Dame University.
Mr. Obama was responding to recent reports that Notre Dame has so far lost $13.9 million in canceled bequests and donations as a result of that Catholic institution's plan to award the pro-choice President an honorary degree at its graduation ceremony.
He said the Federal government had to "step up to the plate" to help Notre Dame and other private colleges and universities compensate for reduced alumni giving in troubled economic times.
The infusion is part of a new White House initiative called Grants to Remake All Society's Priorities or GRASP.
As with the TARP program, which targets banks, all colleges and universities will be required to accept a special GRASP infusion in order not to single out any one educational institution as particularly deserving of the wrath of its infuriated alumni who believe their alma mater is selling her soul to the devil.
"For too long," said Obama, "college and university administrators have hesitated to take bold steps to move their institutions forward, for fear of losing the support of alumni or large individual donors. With this step, we hope to put our nation's educators on a firmer footing, where all they will have to worry about is displeasing me."
Following the precedent he laid down in his Treasury Department's negotiations with General Motors and Chrysler, Mr. Obama said that in return for its infusion of $100 into each college or university, the administration expects to name a new chairman of the board and several new trustees, plus get "dibs" on the naming of any new buildings at America's 4,140 institutions of higher learning.
To administer the GRASP fund, the President said he is appointing William Ayers, professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. "He's a guy who lives in my neighborhood," Mr. Obama explained.
Asked by reporters what changes he foresaw as a result of handing control of the nation's higher education to Ayers-an outspoken enemy of American capitalism, an unrepentant former terrorist, and a long-time advocate of violent Marxist revolution worldwide-the President said, "Actually, very few."
Mr. Obama added that if Notre Dame's president, Fr. John Jenkins, feels that the controversy over the President's scheduled address will detract so much from the graduation ceremony that he feels he must rescind Obama's invitation to speak at the last minute, the President said, "We understand, and we will be wishing Fr. Jenkins all the best in his new endeavors."
In an unrelated matter, responding to reports that Clear Channel Communications, which owns the syndicator of the Rush Limbaugh program, had laid off another 590 workers, the President said his administration was also considering a stake in that company.
by Duncan Maxwell Anderson
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Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama
because he is not eligible to be President of the United States
because he is not a Natural Born Citizen
as required by Article Two, Section One, Clause Five
of the United States Constitution.
This is a fact regardless of
where he was born (Mombassa, Hawaii, Chicago, or Mars).
He is not a Natural Born Citizen
because he was not born of
BOTH OF WHOM WERE UNITED STATES CITIZENS
at the time of his birth.
His father was a subject/ciitizen
of Kenya/Great Britain at the time of his birth and afterwards.
His mother was too young to pass on her US citizenship
according to the law in effect when he was born.
Check it out:
His usurpation cannot be corrected by Congress,
it can only be corrected by his resignation, his removal
by an amendment to the Constitution
which will never happen.
- Leo Rugiens
WASHINGTON D.C., April 1, 2009: In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama's qualifications for the presidency, the group "Americans for Freedom of Information" has released copies of President Obama's college transcripts from Occidental College. Released today, the transcript indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate at the school. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship. This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama's detractors have been seeking.
The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama's legitimacy and qualification to serve as president. When reached for comment in London, where he has been in meetings with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Obama smiled but refused comment on the issue. Meanwhile, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs scoffed at the report stating that this was obviously another attempt by a right-wing conservative group to discredit the president and undermine the administration's efforts to move the country in a new direction.
Britain's Daily Mail has also carried the story in a front-page article titled, "Obama Eligibility Questioned", leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama's first official visit to the U.K.
In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama's legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey. This lawsuit claims Obama's dual citizenship disqualified him from serving as president. Donofrio's case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama's citizenship or qualification to serve as president.
Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama's campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter.
According to Associated Press story shown below, Obama's tramscripts from Occidential College show that he was an undergradraduate at the school under the name Barry Soetoro, and received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia. I did a search using "Smoking gun finally found."
Here are a few of the websites that came up. None said it was false.