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Obama's related to WHO? You betcha!
Yahoo News ^ | Oct 13, 4:14 pm | JOCELYN NOVECK

Posted on 10/14/2010 5:03:51 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo

NEW YORK – And you thought it was strange to hear that Barack Obama was related to Dick Cheney. Well, betcha can't guess who he's related to now!

Yup — the president has family ties to none other than Sarah Palin, according to the genealogists at Ancestry.com, a discovery the family history site made when looking for connections between political foes.

And that's not all — Obama also is apparently related to radio host and relentless critic Rush Limbaugh. Might you want to reconsider some of your recent comments, Mr. Limbaugh, now that you're apparently family?

A genealogist at the Utah-based Ancestry.com, Anastasia Tyler, said Obama and Palin are 10th cousins through a common ancestor named John Smith, a pastor and early settler in 17th-century Massachusetts. Obama is related to Smith through his mother, as is Palin, Tyler said.

"Smith was against the persecution of the Quakers," Tyler said in an interview. "He was a very socially conscious man."

As for Limbaugh, he's also a 10th cousin of the president — one time removed — through a common ancestor named Richmond Terrell, who Tyler said was a large landowner in Virginia, also in the 17th century. "His history is a little more nebulous," Tyler said.

How do the genealogists come up with this stuff? Tyler said they start by picking the people they're interested in, then examine their family trees, going back further and further into history, looking for common surnames and locations.

In the recent project, genealogists looked at the trees of Obama, Palin, and Limbaugh but also a few others, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Fox pundits Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. They didn't find anything much with the latter three.

But former President George W. Bush? He's related to BOTH Obama and Palin, the site

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: geneology; obama; palin
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1 posted on 10/14/2010 5:03:54 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo
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To: Bad~Rodeo

minutia


2 posted on 10/14/2010 5:06:01 AM PDT by facedodge (Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program. ~Friedman)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Well, look at it this way. You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, etc. By the time you go back 10 generations, there are more than 1000 people. At the same time, the population then was much smaller. The first census in 1790 found fewer than 4 million living in the US.


3 posted on 10/14/2010 5:07:47 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Bad~Rodeo

I take all this stuff with a grain of salt. They can come up with anything these days! Seeing how most of the Democrats are liars, I would not put it past anyone to “see” connections between people!


4 posted on 10/14/2010 5:08:25 AM PDT by Buddygirl
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To: Bad~Rodeo

That is why obama is hiding his BC. His father was Palin’s uncle :)


5 posted on 10/14/2010 5:08:34 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Oh, PLEASE!

We all have a common ancestry.

Acts 17:26
[God] hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth.

Even I am related to 0bama.

I’m even related to the author of this dopey article.


6 posted on 10/14/2010 5:09:09 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: facedodge

I guess which one is the “black sheep of the family” depends on your point of view.......

{crowd groans}


7 posted on 10/14/2010 5:10:10 AM PDT by RangerM (How do we know that man doesn't keep the Earth from freezing?)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The big news isn’t that Palin can trace her roots to Obama—it’s that Obama can trace his roots to Palin. Guess who’s the bigger story!


8 posted on 10/14/2010 5:10:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Obama is related to Smith through his mother

Who'd have thought it was through Obami's mammy?

9 posted on 10/14/2010 5:12:00 AM PDT by lonestar
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To: facedodge

Ancestry.com reminds me of the phony cote of arms scams that were popular some years back


10 posted on 10/14/2010 5:13:11 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Bad~Rodeo

Feels right...


11 posted on 10/14/2010 5:13:40 AM PDT by GOPJ ( - - - - - - Your universe: http://primaxstudio.com/stuff/scale_of_universe/)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The air is swarming with flying pigs.....


12 posted on 10/14/2010 5:14:54 AM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: traderrob6

Live witnesses are in short supply.


13 posted on 10/14/2010 5:17:44 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2606671/posts


14 posted on 10/14/2010 5:20:51 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The world is full of wood piles.


15 posted on 10/14/2010 5:21:55 AM PDT by troublesome creek
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To: Bad~Rodeo

The ancestry traces are mostly BS. My wife claims to be related to a bunch of Kings and Queens of England. I, on the other hand, can’t trace anyone before 1920.

Perhaps I am unlucky, but some of the ancestry claims seem to be a big stretch.


16 posted on 10/14/2010 5:23:52 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: Bad~Rodeo
Well heck! I have a closer tie to Rush than Obama!
My mother's sister's mother-in-law was Rush's grandfather's sister.

17 posted on 10/14/2010 5:27:38 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (I'll show their president the exact same respect and loyalty that they have shown my president.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

What’s more important is Obama’s Marxist/Communist lineage and his Marxist/Communist upbringing. Both nature and nurture has produced the Dear Leader that we have today.


18 posted on 10/14/2010 5:28:43 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Bad~Rodeo
We don't even know when, where, or to whom he was born.

This exercise is to genealogy what "Dragon Riders of Pern" is to paleontology.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 10/14/2010 5:32:52 AM PDT by The Comedian (They Live. We Sleep.)
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To: SERKIT

Dear Leader! There was a show on N. Korea that should be mandatory for all schools. It showed the end result of totalitarian Communism.


20 posted on 10/14/2010 5:38:40 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

All this really does is tie Stanley Ann Dunham to Palin and Rush. 0bama hasn’t proven he’s Stanley’s son, yet.


21 posted on 10/14/2010 5:49:47 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: Bad~Rodeo

“Might you want to reconsider some of your recent comments, Mr. Limbaugh, now that you’re apparently family?”

Interesting that the author chose this phraseology, rather than the other way around.


23 posted on 10/14/2010 6:20:43 AM PDT by Elwood P. Doud
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To: troublesome creek
"The world is full of wood piles.

LOL! Well said.

Genealogists must rely on documents, and no matter how well documented an ancestral line is, documentation cannot take into account such possibilities as babies switched at birth (remember Puddinhead Wilson?), maternal infidelity (anybody see the HBO series Rome?), clerical errors, etc.

Nucleic acid has changed all this to some extent, and will probably change it even more.

Years ago, when I was a resident (physician) I was called upon to help resolve a paternity suit.

We explained the ABO system and how the man could not be the father of the child because his blood type was AB, his wife's was A, and the child's was O.

The man registered doubt and then said: "If that's true, how come my mother's blood type is A, my father's O, and mine is AB?

24 posted on 10/14/2010 6:31:10 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: whitedog57
We went to an accountant who claimed that she had traced her family all the way back to Adam and Eve...without missing any generations. Hmmmm.

She messed up our taxes, too.

25 posted on 10/14/2010 6:33:40 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: whitedog57
"I, on the other hand, can’t trace anyone before 1920.

"Perhaps I am unlucky"

Perhaps you are lucky.

26 posted on 10/14/2010 6:34:07 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Bad~Rodeo

everyone is related to everyone else if you go back far enough

and this has nothing to do with eveolution - it can be scientifically proven by DNA


27 posted on 10/14/2010 6:41:03 AM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 of next Congress- DEFUND THE LEFT (#2 repeal obamacare))
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To: guerito1
"Wow. Never would have guessed that Sarah Palin is part black. ;)"

We all are if we go back far enough. For most of us, the documents don't exist. For some, e.g. Queen Elizabeth, they do. But, of course, as we have already established, documents don't necessarily reflect the truth.

28 posted on 10/14/2010 6:41:30 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: Bad~Rodeo

29 posted on 10/14/2010 6:50:05 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Pardon him...he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe ... are the laws of nature)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Uhhmmm, no


30 posted on 10/14/2010 6:53:18 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Don't overthink common sense)
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To: Buddygirl

I’m related to Obama too, I hope (not).


31 posted on 10/14/2010 7:08:01 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Limbaugh is distraught to find that one of his relatives is living in a hut in Kenya.


32 posted on 10/14/2010 7:58:44 AM PDT by Ole Okie (American.)
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To: Ole Okie

This means under Hawaii law that Sarah Palin can get Obama’s Long Form Birth Certificate since they now share a common ancestor.


33 posted on 10/14/2010 8:59:02 AM PDT by Retired Intelligence Officer
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To: Bad~Rodeo; The Comedian

Proof his white half is “evil”. < /sarc >


34 posted on 10/14/2010 10:01:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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To: Buddygirl

He’s also directly descended from Mohammed. < /s >


35 posted on 10/14/2010 10:02:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Ask yourself,where does Saudi Arabia fit on a scale of "passive" to "moderate" to "extremist" Islam?)
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I know this girl who is SOOO proud to be related to Elvis. She looks like him, too. (Not a good thing.... big ol’ Elvis head on a petite body...)


36 posted on 10/14/2010 11:23:19 AM PDT by ThePatrioticArtist
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To: Savage Beast
Years ago, when I was a resident (physician) I was called upon to help resolve a paternity suit.

We explained the ABO system and how the man could not be the father of the child because his blood type was AB, his wife's was A, and the child's was O.

The man registered doubt and then said: "If that's true, how come my mother's blood type is A, my father's O, and mine is AB?

Ouch.

I do recall learning in genetics class about the Bombay blood type, which can cause anomolous blood typing results. However, I'd have to find a better explanation than that in Wikipedia of the genetics involved before saying that there is a remote possibility that the man you mentioned actually is related to the people he thinks are his child and his father.

37 posted on 10/18/2010 2:04:24 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: exDemMom
I know that must be what happened. We owe him an apology. In fact, we owe the whole family an apology.

But in my defense, I was quite young and had never been to Bombay. Also I think I slept through that part of the genetics lecture. I'm glad you didn't. Thanks! ~S

38 posted on 10/18/2010 6:02:01 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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To: exDemMom
Oh. And speaking of genetics, the difference between an X-chromosome and a Y-chromosome is that the Y just has one of those little leg-things and the X has two. Whatever's on that second leg-thing is important!

I think that's why you didn't snooze through genetics class.

~S

39 posted on 10/18/2010 6:06:58 AM PDT by Savage Beast
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