‘If I’m Not Dead on Monday, I Will Be Back’

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 2:22 pm

The delightfully strange Russian propaganda network RT (formerly Russia Today) spends some time with Pastor James David Manning, one of the three or four most entertaining characters in the parallel universe of Barack Obama conspiracy theories. Manning rose to “fame” with a January 2008 video of a sermon in which he labeled Barack Obama a “long-legged mack daddy” — the cognitive dissonance of an African-American preacher launching racist attacks against Obama created a minor sensation, although the original video has been deleted. After that, Manning latched onto basically every Obama conspiracy theory, even appearing at one of the first Washington, D.C., “birther” events.

RT’s video (after the jump) is full of the network’s classic clumsy writing — “Where exactly Pastor Manning’s statements will lead him remains in the shadows” — and a good look at a particularly strange case of Obama obsession.

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texasskeptic
Comment posted December 17, 2009 @ 3:49 pm

Very interesting. It took a link to a foreign broadcast for me to learn about this controversial, outspoken hate-speaker, that's how important he is. Still, I'm surprised that the “voice of opposition” to the Obama administration, Fox News (see http://thinkprogress.org/2009/03/23/fox-vp-oppo…) hasn't been featuring this guy . . . unless he's too much of a loose cannon for even the hyperbolic hydrophobes on Team Roger Ailes.


Everett Mann
Comment posted December 20, 2009 @ 12:29 am

'Parallel universe of conspiracy theories”?
Wrong. You are in denial. The FACTS are that Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (and other ensuing cases) clearly state that mommy AND daddy have to be U.S. citizens in order to be natural-born.
You are free to break the law in favor of your messiah. And I'm free to follow my conscience in response to your treason.
Cya.


Everett Mann
Comment posted December 20, 2009 @ 12:33 am

Oh, forgive me…I was SO wrong. I meant to write “Chief Justice JOHN JAY of the United States Supreme Court”. I also meant to write “sedition” instead of “treason”. Very important, since one carries the death penalty and the other does not.


ellid
Comment posted December 20, 2009 @ 8:45 am

1. John Jay did not mention natural born citizenship from the bench. He did so in a private letter. Letters do not have the force of law in this or any other country.

2. The Supreme Court has repeatedly found that any child, with very limited exceptions such as the child of a diplomat, born on American soil is a natural born citizen. That includes the President, who was born in Hawaii.

3. Pointing out that birthers are incorrect is neither sedition nor treason.

*sits back and waits for “Everett Mann” to start bringing up Vattel, the cheesecake Christmas photos, Wong Kim Ark, the forged Kenyan birth certificate, etc. etc. etc. etc.*


ellid
Comment posted December 20, 2009 @ 8:48 am

Please explain how the Chief Justice of the United States is himself a precedent-setting case. This will surely be a surprise to Chief Justice Roberts, who is almost certainly getting ready for Christmas with his family and does not realize that the greetings he writes inside his cards have the force of law.


chrisjay
Comment posted December 22, 2009 @ 2:13 pm

“You are in denial”, says the Birfer.
LOL


jimmyrollins
Comment posted December 23, 2009 @ 12:39 pm

damn, i am still waiting for Mr. Mann to reply as well. i guess he is just embarrassed that he got completely smacked down.


Anthony
Comment posted January 6, 2010 @ 5:41 am

When people spread misinformation they are unable to defend themselves when presented with facts. It is sad that people hide their objection to a political philosophy behind conspiracy theories while avoiding addressing the reasons for their objections.


Anthony
Comment posted January 6, 2010 @ 10:41 am

When people spread misinformation they are unable to defend themselves when presented with facts. It is sad that people hide their objection to a political philosophy behind conspiracy theories while avoiding addressing the reasons for their objections.


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