Oh, that fake sign language interpreter? He’s got some “history”

posted at 3:31 pm on December 14, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

There have been plenty of people having fun at the expense of the little mix-up at the Mandela ceremonies when the sign language interpreter seemed to be a bit less than authentic. Jimmy Kimmel brought on a real interpreter who attempted to translate what the guy was signing and it turned out to be complete gibberish. The imposter later claimed to have been having a schizophrenic episode where he was seeing angels in the stadium, but people didn’t seem to be buying the story.

But hey… it was all in good fun, right? Wasn’t he probably just the South African version of Howard Stern’s baba booey, generating some laughs at the expense of the high and mighty? Not so fast. As Mark Steyn points out this week, the man has a bit darker past than just some wannabe comic.

eNCA’s investigations have found that Thamsanqa Jantjie, who is being treated for schizophrenia, has also faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.

What exactly do all those security guys in the Presidential motorcade do?

It should be noted that the man was cleared of the attempted murder and kidnapping charges and some other were “dropped” under less than clear circumstances. But that sort of background is – and should be – disturbing, particularly when coupled with his own claims of mental illness.

Jantjie spent roughly four hours on stage, standing only feet from not only Obama, but a huge collection of leaders from around the globe. That really says something for the South African government’s efficiency and ability to pull off the required security for an event of that magnitude. For that matter, it makes one wonder how on-the-ball they are for any visit from foreign dignitaries on a year to year basis. But additional questions remain regarding the President’s security detail as well

It’s easy enough to have some sympathy for the Secret Service in this instance I suppose. While Mandela had been ill for some time, the announcement of his demise still came out of the blue and everyone was scrambling to arrange hasty travel plans for what they knew would be a massively crowded extravaganza in chaotic circumstances. But that’s what these guys get paid for. If they couldn’t get all of the required information to assure that the Commander in Chief would be safe, they should have either pushed to cancel the trip entirely or moved the boss to a more easily secured location for his portion of the proceedings. After the scandals with hookers and the rest of their woes, the agency didn’t need another bruise on their reputation like this.


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What exactly do all those security guys… do?

My thought.

CWchangedhisNicagain on December 14, 2013 at 3:34 PM

faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.

Yeah…but that was then, and he said he was “sorry”

Today he’d make a great candidate for a post at the United Nations !

:)

BigSven on December 14, 2013 at 3:36 PM

They must not be too worried about rape and murder. After all, Bill Clinton was there.

joekenha on December 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

While Mandela had been ill for some time, the announcement of his demise still came out of the blue and everyone was scrambling to arrange hasty travel plans for what they knew would be a massively crowded extravaganza in chaotic circumstances.

One would expect the SA government to have plans in place well ahead of time for Mandela’s memorial. 95 and in poor health means it was coming any day now. So lining up security should have simply been implementing a plan, just look at Reagan’s funeral — planned out well ahead of time. Including vetting everyone who’s going to be on stage with all those world leaders. It almost gives one pause to think someone wanted something to happen. I don’t like trading in conspiracy theories, but these days I can’t dismiss them out of hand anymore.

rbj on December 14, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Obama so brave.

Ronnie on December 14, 2013 at 3:42 PM

What exactly do all those security guys in the Presidential motorcade do?

With everything Obama has been doing?….those secret service guys are standing as faraway from Obama as they can get, without appearing to be standing far away from him. Maybe the guys aren’t as enthusiastic about their jobs as they used to be.

If I was Barry I’d get a CWP.

Renee on December 14, 2013 at 3:44 PM

eNCA’s investigations have found that Thamsanqa Jantjie, who is being treated for schizophrenia, has also faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.

Hey all of that stuff was someone else’s fault. The angels he was seeing did it!

Johnnyreb on December 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

If Thamsanqa Jantjie were a Tea Party member, he wouldn’t have been allowed to get within a mile of Obama.

hepcat on December 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Maybe he has some form of gesticular cancer, and this was his Make-A-Wish dream come true.

Flange on December 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

…Smart Power!

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Or maybe he’s just the court’s hand jester.

Flange on December 14, 2013 at 3:51 PM

gesticular cancer

What color ribbon does this infliction have for awareness?

Renee on December 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

affliction..not infliction. It’s Saturday, leave me alone

Renee on December 14, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Priors for kidnapping…darn.

hillsoftx on December 14, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Why is everyone being so hard on Obama’s nominee for Attorney General for this third time? :[

Jeddite on December 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

He was trying to sign embrace the suck but got confused and it came out obama sucks which is why he is all of a sudden under scrutiny.

crosshugger on December 14, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Vetted.

Then again no one vetted Obama either.

Well, they knew but didn’t report it.

Illegal uncles and aunts.

Our sordid president.

Sherman1864 on December 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM

The Devil protects his own.

LegendHasIt on December 14, 2013 at 12:13 PM

Schadenfreude on December 14, 2013 at 4:14 PM

Hard to believe it’s possible for a total fraud to be up on stage with all those world leaders. And that sign language guy was a piece of work too.

Blacksheep on December 14, 2013 at 4:16 PM

THIS JUST IN…

Fake Sign Language Guy Actually Less Full of Sh!t Than Barack Obama

petefrt on December 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM

While I appreciate the pic and it’s sentiment, I’m not sure there is such a thing as “less full” or “more full”. Something is either full or it isn’t, I believe.
I think something/someone can only be “less than full” or “more than full”. Though you could express degrees of fullness, e.g. “half full”.
I dunno – I’d have to call in one of the HA superior officers from the grammar cophouse to sort it all out.

whatcat on December 14, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Fake signer. Fake president. Fake security. It all comes out in the wash.

GarandFan on December 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I just hope the person who was supposed to be doing that sign language stuff is ok… I mean there should have been some head-scratching when this guy shows up and IDs don’t match.

Assuming they checked IDs, of course.

Assuming they were going to actually have someone do a real time sign language interpretation, of course.

Or was this all done on the honor system?

ajacksonian on December 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM

eNCA’s investigations have found that Thamsanqa Jantjie, who is being treated for schizophrenia, has also faced rape (1994), theft (1995), housebreaking (1997), malicious damage to property (1998), murder, attempted murder and kidnapping (2003) charges.

So close.

davidk on December 14, 2013 at 4:26 PM

This guy standing there a few feet from Obama – signing complete gibberish – with his background, etc. Somehow, this guy is the perfect metaphor for Obama’s entire presidency.

TarheelBen on December 14, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Just got the following in an email.

Unfortunately, the poll didn’t have “none of the above” as a valid answer for some questions. I left them blank.

Friend,

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So we created a quick five-question survey for you to take online.

Your feedback will help shape our strategy.

Take two minutes of your time to fill out this short survey right now.

Many thanks,

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Chuck DeFeo
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BobMbx on December 14, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Fits right in with the WH Black Panthers & Muslim Bros.

RdLake on December 14, 2013 at 4:33 PM

He just applied for the job to operate Obama’s teleprompter…

albill on December 14, 2013 at 4:36 PM

HOW did this guy get the job? IT’S SIMPLE:

HE’S BLACK!!

….that is the ONLY qualification you need, now…

williamg on December 14, 2013 at 4:40 PM

the truth is finally making it out

It’s becoming increasingly clear that when President Obama arrived at the Nelson Mandela memorial service in Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, he stepped into an atmosphere so chaotic, disorganized, and unsafe that under any other circumstances the White House and Secret Service might well have insisted the president not appear.

complete with WH assurances, and CNN tele-readers that everything would be fine….sort of like, well, ACA

Even as Obama flew to South Africa, White House officials confidently told reporters that the South African government could take care of things. “The sheer number of leaders appearing in the same place at one time raises numerous logistical and security challenges, but the White House expressed confidence in the South African government’s ability to handle the event,” CNN reported. “‘We have not heard any concerns,’ Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters aboard Air Force One. ‘The South Africans hosted the World Cup, so they have experience hosting significant crowds and managing events like this.’”

Now it is clear that American confidence was misplaced. And the United States is lucky the president emerged safely from the confusion and disorder of FNB Stadium.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/mandela-memorial-security-scandal-there-were-no-checks/article/2540725

r keller on December 14, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Friend,

The Republican Party is the party of you.

As we gear up for 2014, we’d like to know which issues are important to you and which issues you think we should focus on.

So we created a quick five-question survey for you to take online.

1. Is Obama awesome or what?
2. What should be the first 3000+ page bill Speaker Pelosi brings to the floor?
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jukin3 on December 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

They should’ve brought in Garrett Morris.

RickB on December 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Bringing up this dude’s criminal and mental illness history is clearly RACIST!

Pork-Chop on December 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM

They should’ve brought in Garrett Morris.

RickB on December 14, 2013 at 4:47 PM

GMTA

Rio Linda Refugee on December 14, 2013 at 5:03 PM

If one will insist upon lying down with dogs one shouldn’t complain about rising infested with fleas.

Obama has surrounded himself with people chosen for a multitude of reasons other than competence and merit. Is it any wonder, then, when those tasked with the daily operations of his administration are incompetent and preform in an unreliable and haphazard fashion?

thatsafactjack on December 14, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Fake signer. Fake president. Fake security. It all comes out in the wash.

GarandFan on December 14, 2013 at 4:25 PM

……a funeral and stage full of fakes!

KOOLAID2 on December 14, 2013 at 5:10 PM

HOW did this guy get the job? IT’S SIMPLE:

HE’S BLACK!!

….that is the ONLY qualification you need, now…

williamg on December 14, 2013 at 4:40 PM

sadly, there are some racist clowns here that believe that of the President as well…

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I think we should hire this hand motion guy to explain what this whole administration is up to.Maybe things would make more sense.

eze breeze on December 14, 2013 at 5:32 PM

lol – africa.

abobo on December 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM

HOW did this guy get the job? IT’S SIMPLE:

HE’S BLACK!!

….that is the ONLY qualification you need, now…

williamg on December 14, 2013 at 4:40 PM

sadly, there are some racist clowns here that believe that of the President as well…

nonintelligent on December 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Did O’bama have a Mother? And if so, what race was she?

Del Dolemonte on December 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Did O’bama have a Mother? And if so, what race was she?

Del Dolemonte on December 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

what the hell does that have any relevance?

if I show a picture of Obama to 100 people, 100 of them will say he’s a black man.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Did O’bama have a Mother? And if so, what race was she?

Del Dolemonte on December 14, 2013 at 5:48 PM

what the hell does that have any relevance?

if I show a picture of Obama to 100 people, 100 of them will say he’s a black man.

nonintelligent on December 14, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Your first sentence is an admission that you’re unwilling to accept that O’bama in fact had a White Mother, and was raised almost exclusively by her and by her equally White Mother, his Grandmother. Those are Inconvenient Truths to you and your fellow Low-IQ Cultists, because they mean he is, in fact, Half-White. Only a Racist like yourself would refuse to accept that part of O’bama’s family tree is in fact White.

As for your second joke, only a Cultist as utterly brainwashed as yourself would ever do such a thing.

A+

Del Dolemonte on December 14, 2013 at 6:02 PM

In other words he’s a Kennedy?

Probably hasn’t done anything Holder or one of Barky’s sons would.

What exactly are Barky’s executive qualifications to be preznit?

The fake grades at Hahvahd?
Getting fired from his scooper job at Baskin-Robbins?
Flunking out at ACORN?
The disappearing Annenberg Foundation loot?
Ears that Disney Studios offered to license?

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Obama is a felon, too, so it fits.

TX-96 on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I feel dumber for having read that, thanks

ya know, in some countries you would get lashed or worse for daring to insult the leader like that

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I feel dumber for having read that, thanks

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Dumber? Like that’s possible?

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I feel dumber for having read that, thanks

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Wow. There’s not a lot of margin there for that sort of thing.

ya know, in some countries you would get lashed or worse for daring to insult the leader like that

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Thank goodness I’m a free man, living in a still somewhat free country, where they don’t allow that sort of thing.

GWB on December 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM

It’s a good thing Barky has a limo driver lest the streets be deadlier with him driving than those of drunken illegal Uncle Omar and drunken drifter Pops.

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Thank goodness I’m a free man, living in a still somewhat free country, where they don’t allow that sort of thing.

GWB on December 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Nonbrain is merely wistful for his cult’s hero Winnie Mandela….

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:24 PM

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I feel dumber for having read that, thanks

ya know, in some countries you would get lashed or worse for daring to insult the leader like that

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

lol, you make us all feel dumber every time you post.

A+

But hey, you’re right. There was a total lack of insults aimed at the previous President between January of 2001 and January of 2009.

This one is still alive and well!

http://www.smirkingchimp.com/

Then there was this compassionate project:

Death of a President is a 2006 British high concept motion picture about the fictional assassination of George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President, on 19 October 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.

By the way, it’s been proven by academic records that Bush’s college class had much higher SAT scores than O’bama’s did. But in your world, I’m Racist for pointing that out!

Del Dolemonte on December 14, 2013 at 6:24 PM

So, apparently…the Secret Service doesn’t seem to much care what kind of psycho is standing within arm’s length of obama.

….Can’t say I disagree, there. Well Done, Gents! Better luck next time, eh?

a5minmajor on December 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM

whatcat on December 14, 2013 at 4:19 PM

Yes, when you think about it, ‘less full’ sounds ignorant… something you might say over an Obamaphone.

petefrt on December 14, 2013 at 6:38 PM

sadly, there are some racist clowns here that believe that of the President as well…

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Sadly there are anti-white clowns always eager to toss out the “racist” smear.

Pointing out that people get hired, and elected, based on being non-white is totally legitimate. There’s a diversity industry devoted to making that happen, at taxpayer expense.

David Blue on December 14, 2013 at 6:39 PM

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Does he even know how to drive? Do they teach that in community organizing school?

petefrt on December 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Cain’t be no mo’ danjrus’ ‘dan Moochelle…..

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM

sadly, there are some racist clowns here that believe that of the President as well…

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

The only racist clown to appear thus far on this thread isyou, you racist flaming queen.

Now, go worship your affirmative action pResident, fool.

Solaratov on December 14, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Does he even know how to drive? Do they teach that in community organizing school?

petefrt on December 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Didn’t Barky take the Chicago mobster drivers’, er, crash course before Tony Rezko would give him the free house?

Blago’s preppa-torry skool of limo-ing and preznit-ing?

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM

sadly, there are some racist clowns here that believe that of the President as well…

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Sadly, your affirmative action lord and master did not get his “job” based on his ability nor on his experience…and certainly not on his intellect.

Solaratov on December 14, 2013 at 6:47 PM

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I feel dumber for having read that, thanks

ya know, in some countries you would get lashed or worse for daring to insult the leader like that

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I’d wager that it’s absolutely impossible for you to get any dumber, parmesan.

And, I guess it’s a good thing that viking01 didn’t insult a leader, isn’t it?

Solaratov on December 14, 2013 at 6:51 PM

sadly, there are some racist clowns here that believe that of the President as well…

nonpartisan on December 14, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I am not racist. I hate clowns; for I believe they eat children in their sleep.

He’s president because he’s a charismatic black man, period.

I defy you to provide any verifiable standard other than liberal white guilt, or lowest common denominator affirmative action standards, why obama is suitable as the chief executive for the most powerful free nation on Earth.

Every one of his ‘credentials’, especially his leftist-lauded college and law professor status, is because he’s black, and has a foreign-sounding name. Prove that wrong. Show me one grade. Show me one verifiable piece of his work, that proves he’s intelligent.

This guy is vaporware, …and even your own leftists are starting to see, admit, and trying to distance themselves from that.

a5minmajor on December 14, 2013 at 6:55 PM

This never would have happened under apartheid.

So you have a black nut job next to a half black half wit on stage.
Was this a DNC managed event???

Bubba Redneck on December 14, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Cain’t be no mo’ danjrus’ ‘dan Moochelle…..

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM

True dat!
Dem Woookies be mad wen day no fed da lobster!

Bubba Redneck on December 14, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Too bad the sign language guy didn’t go all Zulu on Castro.

Bubba Redneck on December 14, 2013 at 7:18 PM

standing only feet from not only Obama,

So there were two people up on the stage:

A delusional, schizophrenic with no connection to reality and a history of law-breaking behavior.

And a guy who did fake sign language.

bgoldman on December 14, 2013 at 7:38 PM

Vetted.

Then again no one vetted Obama either.

Well, they knew but didn’t report it.

Illegal uncles and aunts.

Our sordid president.

Sherman1864 on December 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM

When a report asked O’Barky if they’d been vetted he said:

“Moochelle’s had all her shots….”

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 7:47 PM

Rape, theft, attempted murder and kidnapping charges? No problem!

Seriously, the guy needs to run for office and make some serious bucks. Here, over there, doesn’t really matter…

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Rape, theft, attempted murder and kidnapping charges? No problem!

Seriously, the guy needs to run for office and make some serious bucks. Here, over there, doesn’t really matter…

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM

Taxachusetts needs him!

viking01 on December 14, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I’d like to see BOTH of their college transcripts…

Galtian on December 14, 2013 at 8:40 PM

It’s easy enough to have some sympathy for the Secret Service in this instance I suppose.

I suppose not.

rukiddingme on December 15, 2013 at 3:20 AM

So, apparently…the Secret Service doesn’t seem to much care what kind of psycho is standing within arm’s length of obama.

….Can’t say I disagree, there. Well Done, Gents! Better luck next time, eh?

a5minmajor on December 14, 2013 at 6:32 PM

If the Service had that much control, The One wouldn’t have a staff or a Cabinet, because none of the ones there now would have passed vetting.

clear ether

eon

eon on December 15, 2013 at 8:09 AM

If Obama had a son…

Karmi on December 15, 2013 at 10:52 AM