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Pedantry time[edit]

Opening section describes Obama as "44th president elect" - I believe I'm correct in saying that, while he will indeed be the 44th President, not all of his predecessors were elected to the office (e.g. Millard Fillmore). However, as a citizen of Restoftheworldistan, my opinion doesn't matter enough for me to feel confident editing the article. Can someone confirm? Lost Number 15:32, 13 November 2008 (EST)

I have fixed it to your satisfaction, hopefully.PFoster 15:39, 13 November 2008 (EST)
Yeah, looks good. We're gonna need to "past tense" the Senator thing in a few days, he has announced he'll be stepping down very shortly, I forgot the date though. ħumanUser talk:Human 18:01, 13 November 2008 (EST)
Sunday.PFoster 18:02, 13 November 2008 (EST)
There have been 44 presidencies, but only 43 people have been presidentFdof (talk) 07:59, 4 August 2012 (UTC)

weary[edit]

The article says: "A lot of Americans are weary of Obama as they believe he is not actually American. This is probably because he weighs less than 25 stone." Should that be wary of Obama?--Bobbing up 14:35, 17 November 2008 (EST)

Probably? Yes. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:15, 23 December 2008 (EST)

Homeschooled[edit]

When Obama lived in Indonesia, technically he was home-schooled by his mother in English. I think that Conservapedia owes him a little credit for that... then again they probably wouldn't do so without calling his "home" was a madrassa or something. A.Ha 19:20, 23 December 2008 (EST)

"Quote" removed from lead[edit]

Ed Poor couldn't follow this tripe, so he deleted it. But at least he copied it here for discussion.

Also, according to rumor, a single tear from Obama's cheek can slay demons and cure vilitigo and impetigo. His stride is as of a titan's, seven leagues at a time, and while he holds a microphone in his hand he canst take no mortal wound nor shed a single drop of his own blood. He speaks the native tongue of birds, and converses happily with all beasts of hoof and paw, even to the lowliest vole and marmot. Gracious as the kings of old, Obama carries no money nor answers unkind word with like. Peonies spring up where his feet trod, and were he to lay his weary head upon the ground a mighty cedar, like unto the old father trees of Bsharri and Barouk, would spring forth to shade his noble brow. In the elven tongue he is Lothlornienel, with means "Laughter in the High Places", and the dwarves call him earthfriend, as well as "Khazad ak Manu", which means "He who does not wear patriotic lapel pins." His is the drill that shall pierce the heavens: believe in him believing in you! The Neocons speak of him in hushed tones in their shadowed, dusty halls, and refer to the ancient scrolls of the fallen empire of Mnem, which foretells of the coming of the Dusky Childe, who shall scourge their number from the halls and rotundas and tear down the altars in the high places and bring the three terrible plagues of Health Care and White Guilt and Political Transparency. They say that he will travel to Shibboleth – where the heart of Karl Rove is kept, inanimate, inside a Canopic jar – and break the seals and feast upon the contents therein: and with the power thus consumed he will erect a throne of jade and jasper and lapus lazuli, and rule upon it, and the thunderous gnashing of teeth from the Red States will play Hail to the Chief as he ascends the dais.

~ Old Kentucky Shark

Looks like garbage to me. ħumanUser talk:Human 23:33, 7 January 2009 (EST)

I'm wondering what bit of Tolkien it was cribbed from. Researcher 09:39, 8 January 2009 (EST)

The honors[edit]

We should probably decide in advance who will change

""Alleged"[1] President Elect Barack Obama (allegedly[2] born allegedly[2] allegedly allegedly born[2], unborn, allegedly hatched,[3] allegedly synthesized in Honolulu, August 4, 1961) is a Christian[4] Muslim[5] Jewish[6] Hindu[7] United States senator from Illinois, and a member of the Democratic Party."

to

"Barack Hussein Obama (allegedly[2] born allegedly[2] allegedly allegedly born[2], unborn, allegedly hatched,[3] allegedly synthesized in Honolulu, August 4, 1961) is the 44th President of the United States. He is a Christian[4] Muslim[5] Jewish[6] Hindu[7], and served as the United States senator from Illinois, and is a member of the Democratic Party."

Or something like that.

Somewhere just after noon EST tomorrow (Jan20/09) he will take the oath of office, and we will live in a new world. So, who wants to do the honors of fixing up that first sentence?

Ah, fuck it, I'll do it now. If any of you assholes shoot him first, we can re-edit. ħumanUser talk:Human 21:56, 19 January 2009 (EST)

That's alleged assholes, please. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 22:11, 19 January 2009 (EST)
Whoops, sorry! Wow, five minutes lasts a really long time, by the way. (Couldn't unblock myself, it was a fair cop) ħumanUser talk:Human 22:17, 19 January 2009 (EST)