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Sunday, September 13, 2009

In All Fairness To Obama, Let's Not Knowingly Generate False Information

There is an email currently being circulated (again?) claiming, among other things:
"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."

This is UNTRUE!

First of all, there is no such group as "Americans For Freedom of Information".

Second - contrary to what this email claims, Obama's scholarship wasn't a Fulbright. It's true that many foreign students come to the U.S. under the Fulbright program, sponsored by the United States Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. But Fulbrights for foreign students are primarily intended for graduate students studying for masters' degrees or Ph.D. degrees, not for college freshmen and sophomores.

The college's Director of Communications Jim Tranquada says there's no record of that:

Occidental spokesman Tranquada:
Contemporary public documents, such as the 1979-80 freshman 'Lookbook' published at the beginning of President Obama's first year at Occidental, list him as Barack Obama. All of the Occidental alumni I have spoken to from that era (1979-81) who knew him, knew him as Barry.

(No Records:
It's not even true that Occidental has released Obama's student records, as claimed in the message.)

Occidental spokesman Tranquada:
To date, all of the litigation filed regarding President Obama's student records at Occidental has been rejected by the courts. Occidental has not released his transcripts or his student file.

Third - the 1974 federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (34 CFR Part 99) protects the privacy of student education records. Therefore Occidental College could not release Obama's transcripts -
even if they were so inclined - without a court order.

So... ther
e has been NO DISCLOSURE of any of Obama's birth, travel, or educational records as of yet... which still leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions about your President, nor have the courts ordered any such records to be made public.

As many of you are led blithely down the path toward Marxism and Socialism by the Pied Piper Of Chicago, the rest of us look on in incredulous amazement, wondering when - or IF - you will ever regain your senses.

With thanks to the folks at, there is little chance that I could be wrong in posting this information. There are enough things wrong with this administration - things that should be obvious to folks - without people creating and disseminating spurious "facts". Those who fail to perform due diligence prior to forwarding emails of that type simply perpetuate the lies. When there is one glaring error in the "facts", the entire email becomes suspect, as are the motives of the person who initiated it. Those who forward such emails without checking the "facts" are guilty only of complicity by ignorance and slothfulness.

Y'all have a nice day now...

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