In 2002 James Taranto lovingly compiled signatories to the Not In Our Name antiwar petition including eminent Americans such as:
Mihel Aeildrhondel, “Aeildrhondelin Nation”
Lisa Lynn Alyson, “self-made thinker”
YASSIR DHATSMEH BEH-BEH
Eva Braun, “Hausfrau”
Daisy Cutter, “I volunteer to drop in on Saddam and deliver this message of peace”
patricia daniels, “person of light and peace”
Michael Danza, “Voter and Human”
Fletch F. Fletch, “Shepherd”
Jack Handy, “Deep Thoughts Inc.”
Rudolf Hess, “retired pilot”
Hugh G. Reckshun, “facilitator/actitivist”
Joern Christian Reppenhagen, “The world will not survive a second Hitler. Show that you have learned from the past: Say NO if asked for your support of total war. Say NO to Adolf W. Bush”
Sesroh Tootap, “FFA”
Emille Turdekowski, “Sanitation Engineer”
Now comes Kenneth Timmerman to note some of the contributors to the Obama presidential campaign who have exceeded the legal limit on campaign donations. Timmerman reports:
In a letter dated June 25, 2008, the FEC asked the Obama campaign to verify a series of $25 donations from a contributor identified as â€œWill, Goodâ€ from Austin, Texas.
Mr. Good Will listed his employer as â€œLovingâ€ and his profession as â€œYou.â€
A Newsmax analysis of the 1.4 million individual contributions in the latest master file for the Obama campaign discovered 1,000 separate entries for Mr. Good Will, most of them for $25.
In total, Mr. Good Will gave $17,375.
Following this and subsequent FEC requests, campaign records show that 330 contributions from Mr. Good Will were credited back to a credit card. But the most recent report, filed on Sept. 20, showed a net cumulative balance of $8,950 â€” still well over the $4,600 limit.
Timmerman also notes the contributions of Good Will’s colleague Doodad Pro:
Similarly, a donor identified as â€œPro, Doodad,â€ from â€œNando, NY,â€ gave $19,500 in 786 separate donations, most of them for $25. For most of these donations, Mr. Doodad Pro listed his employer as â€œLovingâ€ and his profession as â€œYou,â€ just as Good Will had done.
In the case of both Good Will and Doodad Pro, the Obama campaign has refunded some of the contributions and promised to refund the rest, someday.
Obama appears to have numerous foreign contributors:
The FEC has compiled a separate database of potentially questionable overseas donations that contains more than 11,500 contributions totaling $33.8 million. More than 520 listed their â€œstateâ€ as â€œIR,â€ often an abbreviation for Iran. Another 63 listed it as â€œUK,â€ the United Kingdom.
More than 1,400 of the overseas entries clearly were U.S. diplomats or military personnel, who gave an APO address overseas. Their total contributions came to just $201,680.
But others came from places as far afield as Abu Dhabi, Addis Ababa, Beijing, Fallujah, Florence, Italy, and a wide selection of towns and cities in France.
Until recently, the Obama Web site allowed a contributor to select the country where he resided from the entire membership of the United Nations, including such friendly places as North Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Unlike McCainâ€™s or Sen. Hillary Clintonâ€™s online donation pages, the Obama site did not ask for proof of citizenship until just recently. Clintonâ€™s presidential campaign required U.S. citizens living abroad to actually fax a copy of their passport before a donation would be accepted.
Pamela Geller first examined Obama’s foreign contributors in an Atlas Shrugs post and in “Obama’s foreign donors: The media averts its eyes.”
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