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Monday, November 20, 2017

Honolulu News Conference Monday - Obama expert Andy Martin says the University of Hawai’i should renew its efforts to become the host of the Obama Presidential Library, which will be legally and physically distinct from the “Obama Presidential Center” in Chicago

Obama expert Andy Martin, who came to Hawai’i a decade ago to begin independent local research into President Barack Obama’s family history, will hold a Honolulu news conference Monday to encourage the University of Hawai’i to renew and reopen its efforts to host the Obama Presidential Library. Andy says recent developments in Chicago have created, at a minimum, confusion as to where the final repository for the original records of the Obama presidency will be located by the National Archives and Records Administration. Andy says UH still has a chance to be the host to Obama’s original records, which will be administered by NARA, because that center will not be located in Chicago.
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Announcement of Honolulu news conference Monday, November 20

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Attention: Hawai’i, national daybook/assignment editors

November 20 Honolulu news conference details:

Who:

Obama expert and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin encourages the University of Hawai’i to renew efforts to become the host of the actual Obama Presidential Library

What:

Andy says confusion as to where President Obama’s original presidential records will be housed reopens the door for Hawaii to host that center

Where:

Corner of Kalia Road and Ala Moana Boulevard, by Fort DeRussy sign, Honolulu

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When:

Monday, November 20, 2017; 11:00 A.M.

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Andy Martin says the fact that President Obama’s original presidential documents will not be housed in Chicago reopens the question of where they will be maintained

Andy says the repository of original documents will become the “real” Obama Presidential Library

Andy says the people of Chicago and Illinois may have been bamboozled by Obama into believing his “Center’ on the South Side of Chicago would be the “library” mandated by federal law

(Honolulu, HI) (November 20, 2017) Obama expert and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin will hold a Honolulu news conference today, Monday, November 20th to encourage the University of Hawaii to renew and reopen its efforts to house President Barack Obama’s original presidential records (“library?”).

“I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say I was President Barack Obama’s original researcher,” Andy says. “I wrote the first critique of his ‘biography’ in 2004 and I came to Hawaii a decade ago and began the first independent scholarly research into his family history. My efforts became the foundation of later work by other writers who, ironically, made my original research ‘controversial.’ My writing was later distorted both by Obama’s supporters, who wanted to control what was the approved version of Obama's family history, and by Obama's opponents, who wanted to create am imaginary presidential birthplace in Kenya.

“But unlike President Trump, I never suggested Obama was born elsewhere. I always stated that my research and evidence pointed solely to his birth in Honolulu. I got it right; Trump did not.

“However, I must confess to a ‘conflict’ that existed within me. On the one hand I had to adhere to scrupulous standards of scholarly research for accuracy and impartiality. I think I met those standards. All of my commentary and analysis about Obama has been vindicated.

“On the other hand, I was a political opponent of President Obama’s policies, and that created an inherent tension. But while President Obama’s political mojo is being enhanced by the current collapse of the Clinton dynasty, Obama is no longer in office and the tension between my scholarly research and my political advocacy is now largely dissipated. My scholarly research on Obama, however, continues.

“And I am once again on the cutting edge of pointing to the discrepancy between the ‘appearance’ and ‘reality’ involving Obama, by raising questions concerning the ultimate and ‘real’ Obama Presidential Library (“OPL”) and an imaginary one which is supposedly being created in Jackson Park, Chicago and which has been named the “Obama Presidential Center” (“OPC”).

“Up until President Obama, the federally-mandated presidential library contained the original documents and the artifacts concerning a presidency (please see link [1] below). President Obama has chosen to depart from that model (please see link [2] below) and in doing so has created serious ongoing confusion. He says the OPC will not be the federally-mandated OPL.

“Some time ago the University of Hawai’i (“UH”), Columbia University in New York and the University of Chicago ‘competed’ to host what was thought to be the OPL. We now know that was not the case. The OPC which is being created in Chicago will not be the federally-mandated repository of the original documents and materials maintained by law by NARA (private funding is used to construct the physical library building). NARA’s ‘original’ records are currently housed in a warehouse in suburban Chicago. But where will they ultimately and finally be housed? That location will become as a matter of law the ‘real’ OPL.

“Because NARA has not announced the final location that location is apparently still an open issue or question. Obviously, the voluminous presidential records are not going to remain in the suburban warehouse forever. Federal law mandates that the original records be made available. But where?

“I encourage UH to renew and reopen its efforts to house the original Obama records since they will become in reality the genuine OPL. Of course others, such as Columbia University and even new institutions are also free to ask NARA to house the original records at their universities.

“I return to what I said a decade ago when I first arrived in Honolulu to study Obama. Scholarly research is scholarly research. We try to find the facts and search for the truth. Scholars deal in original documents and materials, not facsimiles of originals such as will be available in Chicago at the OPC.

“To some extent the people of Chicago and the University of Chicago were bamboozled, because the city was led to believe it was surrendering valuable parkland as the site for an actual presidential library, not a ‘presidential center.’

“I question and will continue to question whether the bankrupt City of Chicago and bankrupt State of Illinois should be funding a Potemkin ‘library’ which is not the real federally-mandated library and merely a ‘center’ where facsimiles of originals are available. But entirely apart from how the OPC will function over time, the documents are a physical reality that have to be housed somewhere by NARA. NARA cannot remain mum indefinitely as to the final location of the Obama records. Until the final location is determined, I assume it is an open question where that will be and I encourage UH to reopen and renew its efforts to host what apparently will become the ‘real’ OPL,” Andy says.

“Stay tuned. My relationship with Barack Obama and reality, now fourteen years old, continues. As usual, I continue to seek to find the facts and search for the truth”

To contact Andy in Honolulu: (917) 664-9329

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

https://www.archives.gov/

[2]

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obamacenter/ct-met-obama-archives-20171004-story.html

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Honolulu News Conference Saturday - Counterterrorism expert Andy Martin charges that Hawaii officials repeatedly ignore risks to critical infrastructure

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Announcement of Honolulu news conference Saturday, November 18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Attention: Hawai’i, national daybook/assignment and emergency management editors

November 18 Honolulu news conference details:

Who:

Counterterrorism expert and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin criticizes Hawai’i officials for repeated failures to protect critical infrastructure

What:

Andy says Governor Ige’s emergency management and counterterror protection teams are either incompetent or ignoring risks to Hawaii’s critical infrastructure

Where:

Corner of Kalia Road and Ala Moana Boulevard, by Fort DeRussy sign, Honolulu

Details from Andy cell phone at (917) 664-9329

When:

Saturday, November 18, 2017; 10:00 A.M.

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Andy Martin says a routine fire Wednesday in Honolulu was “yet another wake-up call” to Hawaii officials that their emergency management/counterterror preparations are deficient

Over the past several years Andy has repeatedly warned Hawai’i officials of serious counterterror risks to the Aloha state

Andy says an air of “pakololo politics” pervades counterterrorism and emergency management preparation in Hawaii

(Honolulu, HI) (November 17, 2017) Counterterrorism expert and current New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin, who is in Honolulu as part of a round-the-world reprise of his original 1967 efforts as an independent national security and intelligence analyst, will hold a Honolulu news conference Saturday, November 18th to accuse Hawaii officials of repeatedly failing to take counterterrorism and emergency management seriously.

“Several years ago we conducted a risk analysis of an Al Qaeda wannabe who was arrested in Manoa,” Andy says. “He was operating in a neighborhood not far from the University of Hawaii. Police took the matter casually. Little changed.

“Two years ago we helped expose a boat that was sitting abandoned in Honolulu harbor for years while it was being used for improper purposes. The Coast Guard and Honolulu harbor officials were asleep. The Coast Guard was irritated we pointed out their deficient port security measures but they responded to my demands to expeditiously remove the boat. Mission accomplished. I think my local associates do a better job of flagging potential risks than public officials and agencies.

“Fifty years ago I began a career as an independent national security and intelligence analyst. In sections, I am going back around the world as part of my annual threat analysis and assessment, revisiting some of my stops a half century ago before I have to devote full-time to my congressional campaign in 2018.

“I was excited to arrive in Hawai’i fifty years ago, and I am excited to return and see close friends. But I am concerned that a spirit of ‘pakololo politics’ pervades the state, with officials from the governor on down not taking counterterrorism seriously.

“Ever since I began to study terrorism and revolutionary war movements seriously in 1965, and opened what may have been the first counterterror office at the World Trade Center in New York in 1974, I have seen how some states and cities respond, and others ignore the perils. Several Sundays ago I was at a luncheon in lower Manhattan and I said to a colleague, “we can’t ignore the counterterror risk to our facilities…’ Two days later, a terrorist struck New York. In Hawai’i, external threats are not taken seriously.

“Last Wednesday a routine fire disrupted critical infrastructure in Honolulu (please see link [1] below). Cause of the fire? Unknown. Possibly because of a ‘homeless encampment.’ Do state officials and local emergency management officers know where their infrastructure is routed? Where it is exposed? Is there an inventory? A management plan? The HFD was totally unaware that in responding to a ‘routine’ fire it was in reality addressing an attack, knowingly or unknowingly, on critical infrastructure.

“If a homeless person can disrupt serious communications assets, think what even a wannabe terrorist could accomplish. This is not good enough. I blame the governor, I blame state officials and I blame city officials for lack of planning, lack of management and lack of a coordinated response. This time the disruption was manageable. Next time the city may not be so lucky,” Andy says.

To contact Andy in Honolulu: (917) 664-9329

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1] http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/11/17/hawaii-news/officials-havent-pinned-down-cause-as-fire-disrupts-phones-internet-cable/

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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

UPDATES:

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Monday, November 13, 2017

San Francisco News Conference today - “Why I would vote for Judge Roy Moore” - Conservative columnist Andy Martin

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Announcement of San Francisco news conference Monday, November 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Attention: national daybook/assignment and political editors

November 13 San Francisco news conference details:

Who:

Conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin explains why if he lived in Alabama he could vote for Judge Roy Moore for U. S. Senator

What:

Andy says that Alabamians can safely vote for Judge Roy Moore for U. S. Senator

Where:

San Francisco sidewalk news conference, location pending, details from Andy cell phone at (917) 664-9329

When:

Monday, November 13, 2017; 5:00 P.M.

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Andy Martin says Judge Roy Moore’s behavior must be understood in the cultural context of rural Alabama forty years ago

Andy says that while deplorable and reprehensible by modern urban standards, Moore’s behavior forty years ago was not unusual for rural communities across the nation

Andy “writes a letter” to Alabama voters

(San Francisco, CA) (November 13, 2017) New Hampshire and national corruption fighter Andy Martin, who is in San Francisco to celebrate fifty years as an independent national security and intelligence analyst, will hold a San Francisco news conference today to explain the Judge Roy More “sex” scandal in the context of rural Alabama cultural norms forty and fifty years ago. Andy writes a letter to Alabamians to help them place the allegations against Judge Moore in cultural context:

Dear Alabamian:

The most difficult assignment today is to defend Judge Roy Moore against the attacks lodged against him by several women and published by the Washington Post. I don’t have any special or secret knowledge about the truth, and I will leave it to others to raise the issue of the political motivation of the Washington Post. But I am qualified to make a defense of Judge Moore on cultural grounds. “Culture” places events and actions in historical context.

In the past several months we have seen attacks on Christopher Columbus, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson for their actions hundreds of years ago. When we try to interpret events hundreds of years ago through a modern cultural prism the result is total distortion and inaccuracy.

First, let’s start with two basic principles: what is acceptable behavior in one era may become unacceptable years later.

Second, let’s start with our own common knowledge as to place and time. Here are some representative examples: (i) when I went to college in the 1960’s it was not at all unusual for professors in their 30’s or 40’s or even older to date students. They were not punished for their behavior. (ii) In my high school it was not unusual for college freshmen and juniors to date high school girls who were seniors and sometimes even juniors; I went to high school in Middletown, Connecticut. (iii) When I was a law student in the 1960’s and began watching the local legal community in a small town in Illinois, it was not unheard of for young attorneys to hang out with older teenagers.

Third, let’s take a look at the cultural norms in small town Alabama forty or fifty years ago. It was not unheard of or unusual for men in their twenties or early thirties to date much younger women. The “revolution” of the 1960’s came much more slowly to the rural South. Even when I drove through the south, stopping in small towns, in the 1980’s, the “culture” of modern America was slow in arriving.

Today we have a “national” culture and national cultural norms which flow from a national media headquartered in New York and Washington. People in big cities and small towns see and hear the same media, whereas forty or fifty years ago both media and cultural norms and attitudes varied widely from urban areas to small towns and from region to region of the nation. No longer.

Now, let’s look at the accusations against Judge Moore. Let’s divide the accusers into two (2) groups, the older teenagers and the 14 year-old girl.

If the accusers themselves are to be believed, Judge Moore did nothing wrong with the three older women. They were past the age of consent and they do not even allege any improper physical activity. It is difficult today to imagine a lawyer playing around with teenagers, but I saw it coming up as a law student in more than one small town.

So what do we convict Moore of? Being a small town lawyer that “dated” several younger women. I wouldn’t have done it, even back fifty years ago, but it was not uncommon in the legal and medical profession. When you place Roy Moore in the cultural context of rural Alabama forty years ago, Moore  comes off as a bit of a gentleman. If anything unlawful “took place” the women have not even alleged any such behavior.

The accusations lodged by the underage girl are more problematic. But even there, placing her accusations in the context of her own unsettled life raises serious doubts about the truth of her allegations. I do not want to attack the girl personally because she is a victim whether her charges are true or false. She has led an unsettled life and that could well affect her recollection of events forty years ago. My guess (and  it is only a guess) is that Moore dated her but that he did so after she was sixteen. Moore was quite careful to confine his “dating” to women over 16; as a lawyer, he knew better.

So what are we left with? Three women with whom Moore’s behavior was quite lawful and, in the cultural context of 1970’s rural Alabama not that unusual. We are left with one accuser who has had a troubled life and whose time-line may not be accurate even if the events are.

The Washington politicians make several accusations of their own: (i) The accusations against Moore are so scandalous that an accusation is enough to convict; (ii) The accusations against Moore are so scandalous that he can be thrown out of the senate, see Powell v. McCormick, 395 U. S. 486 (1969). The claim is nonsense. (iii) I really hate to raise the specter of Ted Kennedy in this context but if we reflect on his behavior, the “morals of the senate” are a lot lower than senators pretend. I know. I worked in the U. S. Senate and have worked in Washington for half a century.

Judge Moore has not been the best witness in his own behalf. “Defendants” seldom are. And Moore does not comport with my own cultural behavior, forty and fifty ears ago (I was fighting for women’s equality at the Federal Communications Commission). So my standards have always been immeasurably higher. But my standards were and are my own; I am not preaching to rural Alabama of the 60’s and 70’s. I do, however, have vast experience in cultural analysis because culture is often critical to foreign policy and intelligence analysis.

I am also a congressional candidate in New Hampshire, and I know that attitudes, behavior and practices have always varied noticeably even among the New England states. But what I have always deplored, and what I deplore today is the hypocrisy of our national leaders and our national media trying to sit in judgment on events that may have taken place forty years ago.

Mitt Romney has said that the “presumption of innocence” does not apply in the political arena, and he’s right. But the benefit of the doubt always applies, and I chose to give the benefit of the doubt to Roy Moore. Even as a Republican candidate myself I don’t necessarily agree with many of Moore’s views and political opinions. But he deserves a fair hearing and he has not received one.

Finally, as a Republican, you cannot ignore that your vote would tip the balance of the senate against President Trump at a time when he is struggling to make reforms.

I know it is not an easy task to go against the common wisdom of the moment, as ginned up by the national media, but if you balance what Moore is accused of doing forty years ago against the potential damage to our national political agenda, I do not find it difficult to vote for Judge Moore. There is a reason the accusations against him have been sitting fallow for forty years. They do not survive the scrutiny of searching and impartial inquiry, and he should not be judged on the basis of the hypocrisy-of-the-moment in Washington today.

Respectfully,

Andy Martin

To contact Andy in San Francisco: (917) 664-9329

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

[1]

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/11/in_defense_of_judge_roy_moore.html

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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Chicago news conference: New Hampshire congressional candidate Andy Martin charges the “Obama Presidential Center” is a Chicago scam and a “fake presidential library”



Andy is a New Hampshire congressional candidate.


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Announcement of Chicago news conference Monday, October 23

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October 23 Chicago news conference details:

Who:

New Hampshire corruption fighter and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin charges that the “Obama Presidential Center” is a scam designed to delay public access to Obama administration records

What:

Andy says that Chicago and Illinois taxpayers were bamboozled when the city agreed to transfer precious parkland for an “Obama theme park”

Where:

Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

When:

Monday, October 23, 2017; 5:00 P.M.

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Andy Martin says the National Archives are failing American taxpayers by failing to explain how Obama presidential archives will be displayed and made available

Andy says that Chicago, Illinois and American taxpayers have been bamboozled by yet another scam designed to conceal the inner workings of the Obama administration

Andy calls for Chicago to reopen the grant of precious parkland for what amounts to nothing more than an “Obama theme park” of no historical or presidential value; the parkland was obtained through trickery and artifice, Andy says

(Manchester, NH) (October 23, 2017) New Hampshire congressional candidate and corruption fighter Andy Martin, who is in Chicago to celebrate fifty years of working on behalf of public integrity, will hold a Chicago news conference today to charge that the “Obama Presidential Center” in Chicago is a scam designed to delay access to the original records of the Barack Obama administration.

“Chicago’s taxpayers have been fooled,” Andy charges. “Friends of the Parks have been fooled, and the National Archives and Records Administration (“NARA”) is being bamboozled and manipulated to continue the secrecy which characterized Obama’s eight years of opaque leadership in the White House. (please see links #1 and #2 below)

“I am launching today am effort to force the City of Chicago and State of Illinois to reconsider granting park land for what is essentially a tax-exempt ‘Obama theme park’ having virtually no historical or scholarly value.

“I will be asking NARA: when did you know that Obama’s ‘Presidential Center’ was not going to be a ‘library?’ Why did you waste millions of dollars shipping and storing documents in a location where they would not be used as intended? Given that you now know that there is no ‘there’ there, how are you preparing to make the actual hard documents and records available for scholarly and media research?

“I see no evidence NARA has announced the time and plans when Obama’s actual records are being curated for display. No evidence of a time and place where scholars can show up to see the original hard copies.

“Bottom line: precious parkland was turned over to Obama for what amounts to a personal, tax-exempt ‘Obama Theme Park.’ The public will have no control and very little input. But, in return for a great big, but typical, Obama nothing, roads will be closed, causing traffic chaos, all to glorify the narcissistic ‘emperor’ of Hyde Park.

“If the City and Park District had known there would be no actual library there (please see link #5 below), the balance might have tipped against destroying a lovely park area, (please see link # 4 below) merely to allow Obama to obstruct a monument to himself and not a genuine repository of American history. The fact that Obama is already promoting his typical type of small bore activity (please see link #3 below), ‘community organizing,’ shows what he has in mind for the facility.

“NARA is letting American taxpayers down. They are misusing the tax dollars of every state from New Hampshire as well as the other 49 states. There are no publicly announced plans for the actual ‘library’ where the actual documents will be displayed. Why? Why is NARA stalling? Taxpayers deserve answers. What did NARA know and when did NARA know that NARA would have to create and construct an actual Obama library 700 miles away, and that shipping records to Chicago was just another Obama boondoggle?

“Let me be clear that I am not against online access as an additional option. But every museum in the world considers online access a supplement for and not a substitute for availability of the original, archival material.

“This is just another Obama scam, a typical Chicago scam and a worthless misuse of taxpayer dollars and precious parkland that explains why the city and state are bankrupt. They allow themselves to be fooled, they willingly abuse the public trust and play games with valuable public property. Finding out where the original documents will be available at a presidential library should not be a game of three-card monte. All we know now is that they rubberized the actual role of the OBC and schemed to create an actual library 700 miles from Chicago.

“Obama wants to delay the release of his actual records and erect a ‘pyramid’ exalting himself on the south side. But, with the library gone, traffic is going to fall precipitously. When you factor in the reduced traffic because the library is 700 miles away, the balance tips decidedly against misappropriating park land for Obama’s glorification. Friends of the Parks please take notice. We deserve answers. I am going to start demanding them.”

Andy will resume his Obama investigation and ‘excavations” in Hawai’i in November.

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LINKS TO THIS STORY (cut and paste the entire link below and not just the underlined portion):

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obamacenter/ct-met-obama-archives-20171004-story.html

[2]

http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/10/obamas-500-million-presidential-library-will-skirt-federal-standards-to-save-money/


[3]

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/obama-teaches-organizing-101-in-surprise-foundation-appearance/

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[5]

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-politics/park-district-agrees-to-transfer-land-for-obama-presidential-library-bid/

New citations after emailing:

ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Chicago news conference: New Hampshire corruption fighter Andy Martin reminisces on his fifty years of fighting political corruption, which began in Chicago in 1967



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Illinois, national and New Hampshire corruption fighter and conservative columnist/blogger Andy Martin celebrates fifty (50) years fighting government abuses in Chicago

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Andy Martin celebrates a fiftieth anniversary of corruption fighting in Chicago and Illinois

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Sidewalk news conference, SE corner of Huron and Wabash Streets, Chicago (weather permitting; otherwise indoors)

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Sunday, October 22, 2017; 5:00 P.M.

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Andy Martin reminisces on half a century fighting corruption in Chicago and Illinois politics

Andy says that the momentum created by reformers and corruption fighters of the 1950’s and 1960’s is all gone

Andy continues his efforts on behalf of public integrity, primarily in New Hampshire but also nationally and in Chicago/Illinois

(CHICAGO) (October 22, 2017) Andy Martin came from New England to play football at Illinois. He has stayed for over half a century helping fight corruption and broadening his base into a national and international campaign for public integrity. Sunday he celebrates fifty (50) years of fighting Chicago and Illinois state corruption.

“When I came to Illinois on a short visit I did not envision the state and city of Chicago would gobble up so much of my early life. Until I returned to my New England roots almost a decade ago I was actively involved in fighting the endless run of bad guys in city and state politics. On relocating my home, I promised to keep a presence in the city and state to keep an eye out for egregious abuses, and we continue to do so,” Andy says.

“The landscape has changed radically. When I went to the Illinois General Assembly in 1965 as an intern to work on a senior thesis there was an identifiable group of legislators who actively were against Daley Machine asphyxiation of the state. These great American became my heroes and my eventually colleagues, and motivated me to work for the public good, not just for private advancement.

“Sadly, today the ranks of corruption fighters and reformers in the legislature has dwindled to the point of disappearance. The citizens of Illinois are poorer because of that fact.

“Later in the summer of 1965 I went to the U. S. Senate as an intern to work on an esoteric project: an analysis of the conference committee. From there in 1966 I joined the reelection campaign of Senator Paul Douglas. Douglas was the greatest inspiration to me, and his efforts on my behalf changed the direction of my life.

“Finally, by 1967 I was ready (intemperate enough?) to stand up and stand out on my own and challenge the Daley Machine. When I joined the team fighting to expose corruption on the Illinois Supreme Court (the Klingbiel/Solfisburg bank stock scandal) that signaled the end of my prospects as a lawyer in private practice. And yet I kept moving ahead, working for legal reform and exposing the bad guys year after year and decade after decade. I have not won every battle; indeed, every battle was a loser from the start and had to be converted, occasionally, into a winner, such is the hydraulic power of corruption in Chicago.

“What I find most interesting is that you make no friends even successfully fighting corruption. The good people hide, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral-style, afraid of becoming exposed or associated with active as opposed to token opposition to the power structure, and the bad people just keep on going. There were a few genuine reformers in the legislature: Paul Simon, Abner Mikva, Anthony Scariano, Leland Rayson, Dan Pierce, Bob Mann come to mind initially. Who are the reformers today? In 1967, the “lakefront liberals” had yet to be born (Hyde Park was an outlier enclave); today the term is a hollow phrase in so far as opposition to Rahm Emanuel is concerned.

“Ironically, the media, which enjoy promoting the exposure of corruption, because it adds viewers and sells papers, have been sadly ambivalent against the people who are actually in the trenches fighting the crooks in public office. Media operate from the perspective that bad public officials are entrenched, and anyone who stands up to them is what Mike Royko called a ‘googoo.’ Now that the media are in decline, we don’t even get the kind of corruption investigations we got in the 70’s and 80’s. ‘Media money’ is gone.

“Even though I have lived in New Hampshire since 2010, I still get requests for assistance from Illinois. We are working on a couple of projects at present. Later today I will be leading a tour of the Obama ‘presidential library’ site, and addressing that matter on Monday.

“In 2009, I predicted the relentless escalating violence that plagues Chicago. I was a prophet without honor, but my prediction was unfortunately 100% correct. Violence at a level that was inconceivable in 2009 is routine today, and no end is in sight. Rahm Emanuel thinks he can laminate a glossy surface on the corrupt underlayment of Chicago, and tax his way to a prosperous city. Never in history has such a policy succeeded. So, there is a lot of opportunity for reformers and corruption fighters to take my place and that of the others who came before. Welcome to the fray. There is always new work to be done.”

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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF BIO:

Andy Martin is a legendary New Hampshire-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. With forty-nine years of background in radio and television and with five decades of intelligence, investigative and analytical experience in Washington, the USA and around the world, Andy provides insight on politics, foreign policy, military and intelligence matters. For a full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com; also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm

Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for fifty years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.

He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).

He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.

Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester, New Hampshire over 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He is New Hampshire’s leading corruption fighter and Republican Party reformer.

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