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Who is Vera Baker?

According to Wiki: Vera Baker is a former political fundraiser. With Muthoni Wambu, she founded Baker Wambu & Associates in 2000. According to The Politico, Baker’s organization became a top fundraising firm for the Congressional Black Caucus. [1] Baker was the Finance Director for Barack Obama’s 2004 Illinois Senate campaign and was identified by The American Prospect as one of the “rare” African-American major fundraisers.

Becoming to hit of 2010

National Enquirer’s Obama Scandal: Claims Surveillance Proves Affair

Chaos in Arizona, an oil spill the size of Rhode Island, and now this on the eve of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: the National Enquirer published a story last night claiming that President Barack Obama was caught having an affair with a former campaign staffer at a Washington hotel, and they might have the tape to prove it. (UPDATE: Enquirer retracts video claim)

The Enquirer claims insiders have known about the scandal and are willing to pay some serious cash for the story, and they’re so sure of it that they’ve brought out the animated .gifs:

A confidential investigation has learned that Obama first became close to gorgeous 35 year-old Vera Baker in 2004 when she worked tirelessly to get him elected to the US Senate, raising millions in campaign contributions.

While Baker has insisted in the past that “nothing happened” between them, the Enquirer has learned that top anti-Obama operatives are offering more than $1 million to witnesses to reveal what they know about the alleged hush-hush affair. Rest can be read here

Vera Baker Pictures

Europe Tells Obama To Give Up Internet, Preps Microsoft Hearing

s An ordinary story; The US military and academia may have given the world the internet, but the European Commission’s media and telco commissioner Vivianne Reding has called on President Obama to hand over control of internet domain names and IP addresses to a proposed new international body. Control of the underlying network infrastructure was passed from the US government to California-based non-profit ICANN in 1998, but this term ends on September 30 and Reding wants a new system managed by a “G12 for Internet Governance”.

Reding in the release: “I trust that President Obama will have the courage, the wisdom and the respect for the global nature of the internet to pave the way in September for a new, more accountable, more transparent, more democratic and more multilateral form of internet governance … In the long run, it is not defendable that the government department of only one country has oversight of an internet function which is used by hundreds of millions of people in countries all over the world.”

The commissioner’s proposed new agency would include two representatives each from North America, South America, Europe and Africa, three from Asia and Australia and the chair of ICANN itself, but as a non-voting member. And the commission will on Wednesday host a public hearing on internet governance in Brussels to take views on its proposals. Europe last called for internationalisation of ICANN in 2006. rest and source

Barack Obama’s Webheads are getting ready to launch a new Twitter feed for President Change. But the White House already had a Twitter account. It has disappeared down the memory hole.

d Barack Obama‘s Webheads are getting ready to launch a new Twitter feed for President Change. But the White House already had a Twitter account. It has disappeared down the memory hole.

Given the widespread belief that Obama invented the Internet, many will scoff at the idea that the Bush White House had a Twitter account. But it did — and the administration handed over twitter.com/thewhitehouse at noon on Inauguration Day, just like it did with the whitehouse.gov website. Google still has the old account, with Obama’s tweets, in its cache.

Valleywag alum Paul Boutin suggests on Gadgetwise that this is a simple rationalization of accounts, matching the definite-article-free “whitehouse” username the Obama team uses on Flickr and YouTube. But Obama’s Twitterers didn’t just change the username on the account; they started fresh, wiping out all of the White House’s existing Twitter followers, and the entire archive of messages.

Perhaps it’s safe to assume that the dwindling fans of the Bush White House wouldn’t want to transfer their allegiances. And many of the Bush tweets were just broken pointers to pages on 43’s now-archived website. But there ought to be something about the White House that transcends its occupant. A new president doesn’t move his residence from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. There’s something about this move that smacks of change for change’s sake. rest

It seems a certain cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama has white hands. Or does it?

obama's hands It seems a certain cardboard cutout of President Barack Obama has white hands. Or does it?Advanced Graphics, a Utah company in its 25th year of producing cardboard cutouts, released its Obama during election season. Many fans have posed for photos next to the life-size model of Obama, which is popular at sites around Washington, D.C. The cutout even made it to a funeral home in Jersey. Then the online magazine The Root published the story “Black President, White Hands?” in which the author said the body on the cutout appeared to have been grafted from a heavier, white man. Read The Rest

(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf / January 20, 2009)

Give Up Internet‘s Note

Chicago Tribune has a point.

Google Suggestions | George W Bush vs. Barack Obama [PIC]

Google Suggestions | George W Bush vs. Barack Obama [PIC]

via dogggis. The guy who posted this picture to flickr says;
“Both are: terrorists, liars, socialists, idiots, communists,
Obama is also a: muslim, arab, antichrist, racist, and smoker”

He says He is “Arab”. And he says he is racist. This is the funniest irony of the day.  Doggies, just call down. Be cool. Coherence is not a perfume.