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President's newest scandal becomes laughing matter

Screenshot from Harrison J. Bounel’s Facebook page

A potentially false name tied to Barack Obama’s Social Security number has become the object of a Facebook spoof.

Using the name “Harrison J. Bounel” – a suspected Obama alias, based on official records – a Facebook user has created a social media page lampooning the sitting president.

The Bounel name appeared earlier this year after a debt collector discovered a Harrison J. Bounel listed under the same address and using the same Social Security number as Obama.

Shortly thereafter, satirist Peggy Knutson of Oklahoma City created the “Harrison J. Bounel” Facebook page, which makes all sorts of digs at the president’s past, politics and policies.

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Facebook’s “info” page on Bounel, for example, includes the following:

Knutson has kept up her spoof by posting comments on the Facebook page’s “wall” under the “Bounel” name, claiming, “I look for patriots with a sense of humor.”

For example, “Bounel” posted a picture of his “weiner” [sic]; in this case, Vice President Joe Biden.

“I don’t think any other president has come close to my record of achievement,” another “Bounel” post boasts, “71 rounds of golf in less than 29 months. I’m phenomenal!”

Referring to the now famous White House photo of Obama watching footage of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hiding place with Hillary Clinton and others, “Bounel” writes, “[CIA Director Leon Panetta] and Hillary dragged me away from a great round of golf. They told me we were gonna watch ‘Survivor’ and vote someone off the island.”

Knutson told WND she’s “generally rather mild mannered,” but that she created the page as a sort of catharsis, a way relieve her frustration over Obama.

“I can’t believe what’s happening to our country and our world, and so many people seem to just accept it,” Knutson said. “This is just my way of trying to be humorous about it. … I thought it would be funny to do.”

Where did Bounel come from?

The name Harrison J. Bounel was discovered by a self-described debt collector named Al, whose full name is withheld at his insistence. Al told WND he had been researching someone in Chicago when he noticed the subject’s neighbor was Michelle Obama.

A few curious clicks later, he found the record for Barack Obama at 5046 South Greenwood Avenue … and the mysterious Bounel, who happened to be listed at the same address and with the same Social Security number as the president.

Records found showing identical address, Social Security number for Obama, Bounel

“I couldn’t understand why Bounel’s name was listed there,” Al told WND. “I was thinking it might be a stolen Social Security number and address.”

But Al explains Bounel has no other address, no other Social Security number.

“I’ve done everything I can do to find this guy, searching for him, he doesn’t seem to exist,” Al told WND. “When looking for his name, the computer literally says, ‘No information found for your search criteria.’ It doesn’t show up anywhere. The only place it shows up is with Obama’s Social Security and address in November 2009.”

Al doesn’t believe Bounel is a relative or renter or alternate resident, but – especially since he’s listed with the president’s Social Security number – more likely a false name.

Al, who describes himself as a libertarian who voted for Obama in 2008 only to become disillusioned after Obama’s health-care reform law, has been instrumental in uncovering a series of anomalies in the records surrounding the Obama’s house at 5046 S. Greenwood.

As WND reported, the home is listed as owned by three Obama supporters in a tangled web of documents and associations tied to convicted political operative Tony Rezko.

Rezko, it has been reported, actually found the residence for Obama when the Rezko family lived across the street. In what some critics called a violation of Senate ethics rules, purchase of the home led to a scandal that nearly derailed Obama’s presidential campaign.

“Harrison J. Bounel,” naturally, had something to say about the scandal.

“Rezko not only helped me and Michelle buy that sweet house, but put the Cook County property ID in my HJB alias,” a “Bounel” post claims. “Tony knows the skeletons in my attic and all their identities (Soetoro, Bounel, Soebarko, Obama).”