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Obama at Hofstra: Relatively Alert, Ergo Big Winner

Shmooviyet Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:13 PM
Is the filmmaker still in gulag? Haven't heard anything about him lately..
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:43 PM
They should have hung their heads IN SHAME.
Shmooviyet Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:36 PM
Thank you for your update- it sounded like you were joking when I first read it. Wonder what that crowd of deputies were really thinking when they were escorting him out of his home...
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:35 PM
detention centre in solitary confinement, and deny him bail ALL FOR A MISDEMEANOR, IF HE DID, INDEED, VIOLATE HIS PROBATION.
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:34 PM
"Evidently, his producing the trailer for the film and posting it on YouTube violated the terms of his probation."



I believe that the terms of his probation prohibited him from USING the internet. The government cannot prevent him from producing a film or trailer. That would violate the First Amendment. If someone else uploaded the trailer to the internet, then he didn't violate his probation. The government will have to prove its case.

As an attorney, I can tell you that the overwhelming opinion of my profession believe it is OUTRAGEOUS and POLITICAL. I can't recall ever seeing 10 Federal agents arrest an alleged probation violator in the middle of the night, perp walk him in front of international film crews, throw him in a
ResistWeMuch Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Yes, he was denied bail and is in solitary confinement in the Federal detention centre in LA pending further court proceedings.
Michael3116 Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 7:25 PM
Yeah, he's probably going to be required to serve time in jail as they've violated his probation. Evidently, his producing the trailer for the film and posting it on YouTube violated the terms of his probation. If that is the case then he's in clink for something other than his political speech. If that's not the case then well welcome to the police state.

The best question at the second presidential debate came from Michael Jones, an African-American who said: "Mr. President, I voted for you in 2008. What have you done or accomplished to earn my vote in 2012? I'm not that optimistic, as I was in 2008. Most things I need for everyday living are very expensive."

To which Obama said: "Are you my half-brother?"

Actually, all Obama could say was that he had ended the war in Iraq (while pointlessly escalating the war in Afghanistan) and that Osama bin Laden is dead (and so is...