Parental misguidance

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Zach brought up an interesting point about our media idols and their parental issues on DB17 (great show btw fakeologists!)

How many of them have major parental issues, real or fake? To name just a few:

  • William Jefferson Clinton
  • Barack
  • Justin Beiber
  • Tiger Woods
  • Michael Jackson

Not sure what it all means, but with Presidents I think it helps to provide mystery and dead ends to avoid finding out who they really are and who created them. The current president may be the best kept secret so far.

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Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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  1. psyopticon

    Anthony Charles Lynton Blair” is another one with skew-whiff parentage.

    From the Daily Telegraph obituary for Tony Blair’s father:

    Charles Leonard Augustus Parsons was born at Filey, Yorkshire, on August 4 1923. His unmarried parents, Charles Parsons (a Pierrot known as Jimmy Lynton) and Celia Ridgway Bridson, a dancer, had almost appeared on the same bill as John Major’s father Tom, also a music hall artist. They gave him up for fostering at three months to William Blair, a Govan shipyard rigger, and his staunchly socialist wife Mary, a childless couple they had met on tour in Glasgow who were managing on 18 shillings a week.

    When Leo was 12 his biological parents, who had kept in touch and were then married with two daughters, tried to take him back. Celia Ridgway came up to Glasgow and Leo and his stepmother had lunch with her; Mary Blair threatened to kill herself or barricade herself in her house if they took him – and Leo did not want to leave her.

    Leo grew up a product of Red Clydeside (and a Protestant, though his biological parents were Roman Catholics). He left school at 14 and joined the Young Communist League, becoming its Scottish secretary. He was a copy boy at the Daily Worker until it was shut down by the wartime Home Secretary Herbert Morrison, Peter Mandelson’s grandfather. He then worked as a clerk in Glasgow Corporation’s Public Assistance Department.

    In 1942, aged 18, he joined the Royal Signals as a private; he had a good war, about which he seldom spoke, and was demobilised in 1947 an acting major. Meanwhile, Mary Blair wrote to tell the Parsons – whose name he still bore – that he had been killed in action. Unaware of this, Leo Parsons changed his name to Leo Charles Lynton Blair on his return.


    And from Wonkypedia, more on that implausible rags-to-riches story (Blair is now reportedly worth £60 million!)

    Blair was born in Edinburgh, Scotland,[12] on 6 May 1953,[1] the second son of Leo and Hazel Blair (née Corscadden). Leo Blair, the illegitimate[13] son of two English actors, had been adopted as a baby by Glasgow shipyard worker James Blair and his wife, Mary. Hazel Corscadden was the daughter of George Corscadden, a butcher and Orangeman who moved to Glasgow in 1916 but returned to (and later died in) Ballyshannon in 1923, where his wife, Sarah Margaret (née Lipsett), gave birth to Blair’s mother, Hazel, above her family’s grocery shop.[14][15]



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