When discussing the lingering “birther” controversy, Obama remarked: “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”
Many in the carnival community were not amused by the mention of their industry.
“I am extremely upset by the reference,” said Frank Zaitshik, who runs Wade Shows, a carnival business with over 100 amusement rides and attractions that entertains over 15 million people each year.
Zaitshik, a second generation carnival worker — a term he prefers to the word “carny,” which is used as a pejorative — has spent much of his life battling negative stereotypes about his industry.
“I think what Obama said is the same type of stereotype that has been placed on African Americans.” Zaitshik said. “You wouldn’t expect those comments from someone who is a minority and has faced prejudice.”
Ron Weber, editor of Carnival Warehouse.com, a website dealing with the industry, thought the president should be more sensitive about singling out groups when making disparaging comments.
“A person who has fought for equal rights may not realize he’s hurting a group of people,” Weber said. “Maybe carnival people are the last safe stereotype to attack.”
(Also, carnival barkers should start hanging out with feminist blog commenters. They can exchange tips on how to be offended by everything.)
Does everyone here understand the Fed Reserve has not had a press conference in 90 years and they are having one today!!!!!
This BC is being released today to distract from the real bad news we are about to get from the bankers. This is merely another “bait and switch” from this Admin. It has been a ploy all along.
The objective is to produce exactly what you see here. Forget this BC garbage, the country is being destroyed! ! ! ! ! !
Why are so many words not typed on the same alignment? There is probably some good info in the shorthand notes in a lot of the fields. 1=Caucasian, 9=African? I would like to see a few other example birth certificates from that hospital from the same time period. Do they have the same anomolies? Or is this one unique?
Then why did every blaque in America vote for him?
Well, the article calls this a Birth Certificate, but it’s actually a Certificate of Live birth. There’s a difference! This solves NOTHING because we already knew about this worthless piece of paper that solves and proves NOTHING!
CAN YOU can’t handle The TRUTH if this BC has been faked?
The movie, “Catch me if you can,” directed by Steven Spielberg. It starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks and Christopher Walken. It is true story about Frank Abagnale, Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.
In the movie, Frank understood the significance of paper in making pseudo paychecks.
Therefore, the way to prove once and for all the pseudo birth certificate that Obama produced is to check the quality of the paper and that it was typed on a typewriter in the 1960s.
I mention this because when Dan Rather in (Memo gate) tried to pawn off an authentic, record against President Bush, it was proven false because the had a font that did not come into existence until the age of computers.
TRUMP SAID BOY YOU CAN RUN BUT YOU CAN NOT HIDE. LOL
Now, let’s clear up the issue of Obama being a “Christian”.
GOOD is: order, love, peace, honor, telling the truth and doing the right thing.
EVIL is: chaos, hate, anger, cheating, lying, stealing and revenge.
Which of the above best describes Obama? Which of the above best describes you? I rest my case!
How can you say obama is an African American? He is the offspring of an EAST African and a Caucasian. His ancestry is not from west Africans. He did not grow up in this country. He has no part of the African American heritage. Neither he nor his family lived through the civil rights upheaval. How does he meet in any measure the right to claim he is African American?
It doesn’t matter WHERE 0bama was born.
His father was not a citizen = He is not a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
It does look phony, esp the designation of ‘Race’ as African. Africa is a continent with many races living there—this is a dead giveaway—it would have said ‘ne gro’ or ‘colored’…
having a foreigner namedhusein in office is very very serious!
I cannot believe that Fox News would believe this stuff. Birth Certificate is different then certificate of live birth. He was born in Indonisia with birth certificate under berry sortoro and registered in hawaii with certificate of live birth as barack obama. You people need to wake up. I have always watched fox news but lately you are reporting erroneous info.
My favorite part is how his mother’s name is signed differently then it is officially typed.
Obama’s birth certificate (if it’s real and unaltered) proves that he is not eligible to be President.
To be President, you have to have received citizenship naturally. The only way to do that is to be born in the United States to parents who are both citizens. Obama’s birth certificate states that his father is Kenyan. Therefore, Obama’s allegience, at birth, is shared between two countries and he does not receive citizenship via the natural path. His citizenship is derived from US law instead. Article II Section 1 of the US Constitution requires the President to be a “natural born Citizen.” Obama is a statutory citizen, not a natural citizen. He is specifically excluded by the Constitution from being President.
Smoke and mirrors..Once seen an entire airplane disappear on stage in Las Vegas..Amazing what a good trickster can accomplish..
Put on your girl hat because we’re about to go deep into the girl mines. Actually, I’m going to lower a bird down first to see if it dies.
OK, bad news, I pulled the bird up and not only was it dead, it seems to have died from a combination of anorexia, white wine cirrhosis, and … meth addiction. No one knows how it got addicted to meth so quickly, but it did and we’re all very, very sad. So bring a pocketful of Splenda to sprinkle in case you get lost, because — no, don’t fucking eat it yet! OK, actually sure, quick Splenda break.” —Edith is basically the funniest woman alive.
In connection with the slashing of Lucali’s Mark Iacono, a piece in this week’s New York magazine Intelligencer details the connections between mobsters and pizza parlors - cutely configured as a slice of pizza. In a sidebar, the article mentions how shakedowns from the suppliers of one ingredient or another - it mentions olive oil - were common. But the article missed the most coerced ingredient of all - the cheese used on the pies.
In his 1981 book on the mob called Vicious Circles: The Mafia in the Marketplace, the late Jonathan Kwitny detailed how Al Capone - who owned a string of dairy farms near Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin - forced New York pizzerias to use his rubbery mob cheese, so different from the real mozzarella produced here in New York City since the first immigrants from Naples arrived in Brooklyn around 1900.
As the story goes, the only places permitted to use good mozzarella made locally were the old-fashioned pizza parlors like Lombardi’s, Patsy’s, and John’s, who could continue doing so only if they promised to never serve slices. According to Kwitny, this is why John’s Pizzeria on Bleecker Street still has the warning “No Slices” on its awning today. Apparently, neighborhood pizzerias that served slices and refused to use Capone’s cheese would be firebombed. Even today, the cheese used in neighborhood pizza parlors remains distinctly inferior. Does the mob still control distribution of cheese to neighborhood pizzerias?
Yikes! It sounds like yes. Lucali is so good for a reason, and the reason is the mob.
- shaggy hair
- a sense of entitlement about their taste in everything
- great record collections
- complicated emotional issues” —Check check meh CHECK check oh girl, check. via.