BOTT report March, 2012

Glen Ellyn, IL

Glen Ellyn, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lake Ellyn, IL

Lake Ellyn, IL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The birthers just will not give up. Sheriff Joe’s report notwithstanding and not receiving the desired publicity, they have come up with two new stories. Usually truth is stranger than fiction, but with the birthers, it is the reverse, their fiction is stranger than truth.

First story is an attempt to link Barack with Bill Ayers again, only this time the source is the mailman who delivered mail to Bill Ayers’s parents at their home in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Reportedly, he overheard a conversation in which they reportedly said they were aiding a foreign student in college. That student is alleged to be Barack Obama.

Second story is told by a former US Marine stationed in Honolulu in 1980 when Barack was in college in LA. The ex-Marine claims that he met Barack in Honolulu and Barack told him that he was born in Kenya. Obviously false since Barack was born in Honolulu and he knew it. If there is any truth in the tale, it would be a reference to Barack’s father who was born in Kenya.

That’s all for today. I am sure that other falsehoods will be appearing in the near future, and I will bring them to your attention as I find them.

My hometown of Elmhurst, Illinois is only a few miles east of the above pictures. In the winter as a teen, I enjoyed skating on a frozen Lake Ellyn.