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Larry Johnson Sinks Even Further Into The Cesspit Of Hate

My article about the questionable associations that the New Agenda has with NoQuarter was reposted at the Stupid Pumas Blog.

I had thought when writing this article the examples presented were proof of just how low and scummy NoQuarter could get. I was wrong. The self eating amoeba scum have now lowered themselves below even the whitey tape incident.


So one question needs to be asked of Ms Siksind, how does her association with the lowest form of online scum help “women and girls”?

Even today, PalinPAC Lite is carrying yet more articles about how Sarah Palin was so badly treated. Will she condemn the disgraceful homophobia displayed by NoQuarter? I certainly will not hold my breath. If the article had been about Todd, that would have been a different matter. Will PUMAs condemn it? I doubt it.

NoQuarter, dirty, homophobic, filthy, bullshit mouthing bigots.

What that articles disclaimer should really say

DISCLAIMER: The opinions and choice of language used in this article are not necessarily those of No Quarter USA, its owner, editor, or other writers. They may not even be the opinions of the author or any known human being living or dead. The editors stand by their right to publish any free-form joining of words into facsimiles of sentences and paragraphs that may be fact-free, flat-out lies or racist screeds written for the purpose of increasing readership and donations.

Rather than drive the traffic to the scummy site, someone on DU pointed out I should share it

The Scummy article in question

This picture and the accompanying story ran in a NY Times blog back on January 20, 2009, the week before the inauguration of Barack Obama. The pictures are puzzling and a bit amusing, the story is kind of interesting (in a yadayadayada kind of way), and the public comments are nauseating. I’ll try to summarize each of these elements, but I fear if I have to read some of those comments more than twice, I’ll likely be too queasy to finish.

Here we see our current president in a picture from his college days, sitting next to his self-professed best friend and roommate, Sohale Siddiqi. These photos were taken in 1981, according to the NYT article. And by the way, isn’t that sofa upholstery the same material as Michelle Obama’s Inauguration Day outfit?

And who took the picture? Obama’s other roommate, Phil Boerner, who was the voluntary source of these pictures and was interviewed for the blog article in NYT from January. His picture is below, but please don’t peek ahead!

Here is a quote from that blog:

Mr. Boerner, who lives in California and is a registered Democrat, said he had kept his recollections to himself during the campaign, but thought he would share them now as his friend makes history.

Who are these people? Where have they been? And where are they now? And more importantly, what did they have to hide during the campaigns?

Is either of them married? Are they normal family men now, successful in their careers? Can they pass a UA?

Why were they silent and unknown during the election? Did someone “ask” them to hide in spider holes until after the election? Was a hint of cement shoes involved?

Is it just me, or does this seem kind of hinky? We’ve been asking each other and the world for the last year, “Where are Obama’s friends from his youth?” And, like our questions about his school records and other documentation from his adult past, those questions go unanswered. Even the crickets are mum.

Why the HELL didn’t the NYT, or any mainstream media, find and interview these guys and other people from Obama’s life when it counted most!?! During the election!

Why are we just now seeing this and hearing about his college roommates? The NYT buries it in a blog, and no other major media has done stories on Obama roommates and friends from his past. Why the hell not?

The answer is obvious. The MSM was protecting Obama.

We count on the media to investigate politicians. What they did to Sarah Palin was not that unusual for yellow journalism. However, there was a complete breach of faith and goodwill from the vast majority of major media; they made no attempt to vet Barack Obama. Instead, they became part of his team, labeling all the vetting questions as racist, right wing, and/or lunatic fringe. Meanwhile, they pass off their partisan opinions as neutral news.

And out of Obama’s whole academic and young adult life, not one single friend came forward at any of his campaign appearances, that I know of. Were these guys, or any other old friends from his youth, invited to the Inauguration? Or were they told to STFU?

Was Obama invisible for ten years? Didn’t he have any friends besides these two? Was he the original model for “The 40-year-old Virgin?”

So far, we still don’t know.

If I won the lottery or got famous, I’m absolutely confident that I’d be hearing from dozens of old friends from school days and beyond. Whether to ask for money or simply to share the spotlight, I know they’d be showing up. But not for the most popular president in history! Apparently he only knew these two guys.

Obama included Siddiqi in his book “Dreams of My Father,” referring to him as Sadik. Several sources I found used this description, or similar words:

Obama describes Saddiqi as “a short, well-built Pakistani” who smoked marijuana and snorted cocaine. Siddiqi was from Karachi, Pakistan and came to America from London on a tourist visa. He overstayed his visa, becoming an illegal alien.

Well-built? This is what Obama considers buff? He looks a bit, you know, frail to me. But then I wasn’t his roomie. Perhaps he was referring to a part of his anatomy not visible in this photo.

OK, that was a low blow. But speaking strictly for myself, if I was one of the guys on that sofa, there’d be some space between us. Pose or no pose.

This Sadik guy is worth a little research. I offer this link only as a suggestion for further reading about him, not as an endorsement of the sources. But I do advise you read up on him to help put their relationship into perspective.

Now it’s time to check out the picture of his other former roommate, Phil Boerner. He looks like he has Asperger’s Syndrome, like Jerry “Hands” Espenson, a character on Boston Legal (damn, I miss that show!). If you’re not familiar with Jerry, he keeps his hands clasped to the tops of his thighs most of the time, even while walking. It’s part of his Asperger’s Syndrome. I don’t know if the roomie pictured here has the syndrome, but his posture looks a bit odd to me. Maybe he’s just a dweeb. Or possibly a dork.

Left: This is Obama’s other roommate, Phil Boerner, in a photo he says was taken by Barack Obama in 1981. That’s probably why it’s fuzzy. Right: Jerry “Hands” Espenson, a character on Boston Legal, played by Christian Clemenson. And yes, he’s standing on his desk.

OK, that’s enough of the photos. Let’s review the article they came from. And then we’ll deal with some of the comments posted when the article ran in January, if I don’t upchuck on my keyboard first.

This article, based on Boerner’s recollections, does not say that Sohale Siddiqi was a roommate of Obama and Boerner, but nearly every source I could find stated that Obama and Sohale Siddiqi were roommates while Obama attended Columbia University in NYC, at the time these photos were taken.

Anyway, this article doesn’t even mention “Sadik,” but focuses instead on Phil Boerner, who stated that Obama was his roommate “for a semester.” I suppose there could easily have been three of them living together, but then this article states:

Though the two men stayed in touch, the housing arrangement ended that winter. Mr. Boerner thinks the leaseholder took the apartment back. Mr. Obama recalled in his memoir giving up the place “for lack of heat.”

Or maybe they were kicked out for other reasons. Mr. Boerner doesn’t seem to recall. Could it have been drug use? The illegal alien? Jealousy? I’m just asking myself these questions, not insinuating anything, mind you.

Boerner also recalls “Museums. Jogging in the park. Breakfasts at Tom’s on Broadway, not yet the celebrated hangout of Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza.” Hey, what about Elaine and Kramer? You can’t break up a set!

And “They listened to reggae. Bob Marley. Peter Tosh.” Gee, I used to love Bob Marley, too. I remember those pictures of him smoking those huge “spliffs,” or cigar-sized marijuana joints. And those lovely Bob Marley lyrics, like this line from Talking Blues, “And I feel like bombing a church, now that I know that the preacher is lying.” That’s a real quote, folks, just so you know.

And Boerner also recalled, “Some nights Mr. Obama would whip up some chicken curry, a dish he learned from a Pakistani friend. Other meals were at Tom’s.” Hmmm. A Pakistani friend? I wonder who that would be. Oh, I know! It must have been Babu!!

OK, let’s move on to the comments. Seriously, I’m provoking my own gag reflex here, so I hope it’s not contagious! Please, don’t read any further if you have a full stomach or are eating. Especially if it’s curry!

I have already given a citation for the original article, so you can read them all there, if you are inclined. And since I have cited the original, I don’t feel obliged to give “credit” or blame, in the way of giving the names of commenters quoted here. And I don’t mean to be overly dramatic about it. These comments are probably no worse than others you’ve seen in the last few months, but I was just so stunned seeing them with barely any rebuttal from sane people. So here are a few samples:

We have a President who befriended white guys from the Catskills and shared smokes with Pakistani students as a college student. That is severely cool.

Oh, yes! Severely, if not catastrophically!

Obama has the psychological make-up of major world leader, let’s hope it’s for the good.

You can tell by the way he snuggles up to Pakistanis.

What humility, what heart, what a mind. I am in awe that we, the American people, finally picked a good one. Tears well in my eyes every time I look at him and his beautiful family. Let’s really get behind him and do what’s right.

Where’s my Mylanta?

He will be THE BEST, he is a true human being.

Oh, jeez, I hope I can make it to the bathroom!

Just a taster of some of the Comments

Comment by churl | 2009-07-11 21:44:45

Ping…ping…ping… gaydar …ping…ping…ping

(and not just from me– a gay friend said his also alerted)
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Comment by PainkillerJayne | 2009-07-11 21:48:53

My needle went off the scale Churl.

And yes I believe they were told to STFU
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Comment by memi | 2009-07-12 14:18:47

On THE VIEW Obummer was nervous nellying himself on the couch squeezed in between….ughie ewww…WOMEN who obviously made him very very extremely uncomfortable!
Even Jay Leno (his fan club cheerleader) had a segment from The View asking why Obummer seemed to adjust his pants, jacket and seem generally ever so disturbed being tooooooo CLOSE TO THE WOMEN ON THE VIEW.

He sure as hell is NOT nervous sitting beside the WELL-BUILT PAKISTANI “roommate”.

Michelle’s such a great cover!….

A classier Larry Craig with a WIDER STANCE provided by the Media felons
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Comment by Lily | 2009-07-11 21:46:18

We voters do deserve to know everything there is to know about Obama’s friends and associates. This article is the first bit of gossip aside by Larry Sinclair that I have run across in the past two years. I checked out the Sadiq link and found it even more revealing than the photo. According to the info in the link, Obama first met Sadik at Occidental as the friend of some other Pakistani acquaintances. Obama and Sadik became roommates when Obama shortly thereafter transferred to Columbia, even though Sadik was not a student and entered US on a tourist visa. He was a drug user, became an illegal alien, and, despite all that, is still living in this country. Of course, we have to ask, what is there about Sadik that would make him such a desirable roommate? The overall picture doesn’t suggest any good or redeeming qualities on Obama’s part to me. Unless…Obama was a budding spy milking his Pakistani friends for everything he could get out of them and vice versa for Sadik.
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Comment by Diana | 2009-07-12 13:35:02

I was thinking they didn’t want these two men out of the shadows because of Larry Sinclair…
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Comment by John (from Liberal Rapture) | 2009-07-11 21:59:40

My Gaydar started failing after I turned 40 – but I got to say that first pic revved it back up.

They do look very chummy. Where is Larry Sinclair when you need him?

Also – I felt it was so odd that when the Gay leaders met BHO in the WH last month that Michelle was there – and looking for all the world like an enforcer.
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Comment by shannon | 2009-07-12 00:44:18

re: sinclair – Not that I follow what’s going on with him, but he has self-published a book and it has started shipping. Maybe this guy wasn’t such a fraud after all??
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Comment by sarainitaly | 2009-07-12 06:56:14

I noticed Michelle at that event also – standing right behind him… when has she done that at other events like that? It totally seemed like an “I’m not gay, look, I have a wife!” kind of thing…
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Comment by catherine | 2009-07-12 09:29:34

“Sssh. Let’s keep that on the downlow.”
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Comment by Ferd berfle | 2009-07-12 12:48:07

Michelle was there – and looking for all the world like an enforcer.

Those burly whiskers are enough to scare anyone, straight or gay. Oof.
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Comment by Scranton4Hillary | 2009-07-11 22:11:44

When I allow myself to think about what the MSM and the DNC did to Hillary and to our nation I could just scream my head off. I hope with all my being that Howler Dean and Donna Brazil-nut fall as long and hard as 0-bla-bla will — the sooner the better.
They better find a huge rock to crawl under when the truth finally surfaces about BO–the biggest fraud to ever occupy the White House.
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  1. Elaine
    May 3, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    It not a joke!

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