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Jungle angel was Barack Obama’s mother
London Times ^ | 11/7/2009 | Christine Finn Kajar

Posted on 11/07/2009 4:09:30 PM PST by Saije

IN a remote corner of rural Java, a blacksmith and his family were astounded last week to learn that the American woman who helped save them from poverty 26 years ago was Ann Dunham, an anthropologist better known as the late mother of the US president.

Dunham is still remembered in the central Javan hamlet of Kajar as a generous benefactor whose gifts of money, food and schoolbooks helped numerous villagers. Yet none of them had realised that the woman who paid several visits to research rural crafts in the 1980s had a son who was to become America’s 44th president.

Told by The Sunday Times that Dunham was Barack Obama’s mother, Darmo Sujak, a 67-year-old blacksmith, said he was “shocked” to discover the full identity of the woman who had changed his life.

Sujak recalled how Dunham arrived at his home in 1983 in a white Jeep with more than 100lb of rice, sweets, pens and school books.

He said Dunham, who died of cancer in Hawaii in 1995 at the age of 52, had given him four donations worth the equivalent of $1,000. The money enabled him to build his house, expand his business and pay for his children’s education.

Other villagers recognised Dunham, and themselves, from photographs that are included with parts of her graduate thesis in a book that will be published next month with a foreword by Maya Soetoro-Ng, Dunham’s daughter by her second marriage and Obama’s half-sister.

Soetoro-Ng said last week she was happy to learn that her mother was still remembered in the Javan villages where she did most of her research while Barack, then a teenager, remained in Hawaii with his grandparents.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: java; mother; obama; sister
I suppose I should feel a little embarrassed, I didn't even know Obama had a half-sister.
1 posted on 11/07/2009 4:09:31 PM PST by Saije
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To: Saije

nominee for most poorly written headline of the week


2 posted on 11/07/2009 4:10:51 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: Saije

And in the end she ascended into Heaven carried by angels.


3 posted on 11/07/2009 4:11:23 PM PST by Bad Jack Bauer (Fat and Bald? I was BORN fat and bald, thank you very much!)
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To: RummyChick

I imagine you’ll want to read this article about the upcoming book, LOL


4 posted on 11/07/2009 4:12:18 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Saije

Someone said the doctored COLB was actually for her birth, not Barack’s birth.


5 posted on 11/07/2009 4:12:35 PM PST by knittnmom ("...only dead fish 'go with the flow'". - Sarah Palin 7/09)
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To: beebuster2000

“nominee for most poorly written headline of the week”

Agreed. It’s an unfortunate choice of words and in this country would lead to a charge of racism.


6 posted on 11/07/2009 4:12:43 PM PST by Saije
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To: Saije
No.No.No.

Should be "Rainforest Tolerant Progressive Was Barack Obama's Mother."

7 posted on 11/07/2009 4:17:57 PM PST by Dysart
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To: Saije

this is pure bs


8 posted on 11/07/2009 4:21:32 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Bad Jack Bauer

“And in the end she ascended into Heaven carried by angels.”

...and as usual she wasn’t wearing any clothes.


9 posted on 11/07/2009 4:25:39 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama will dispatch skittle $hitting unicorns around the world to bring peace and prosperity to all!)
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To: Saije
"jungle angel?"

sounds hot.

10 posted on 11/07/2009 4:31:53 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the obama doctrine: "let's not rush to any conclusions...")
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To: beebuster2000
"nominee for most poorly written headline of the week"

Sheez. I second that one. Was expecting an article on "spear chunkers" or something. Wow.
11 posted on 11/07/2009 4:32:03 PM PST by DRey
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To: Saije
I suppose I should feel a little embarrassed, I didn't even know Obama had a half-sister.

aw, don't be. he probably didn't, either.

12 posted on 11/07/2009 4:33:01 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (the obama doctrine: "let's not rush to any conclusions...")
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To: Saije

Don’t be embarrassed. He has several half brothers and sisters, thanks to his father. At least Lolo didn’t marry more than one at a time.


13 posted on 11/07/2009 4:44:16 PM PST by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: Saije
"...parts of her graduate thesis in a book that will be published next month..."

Wonder when her son's thesis will be forthcoming??? That's the one everyone wants to see.

14 posted on 11/07/2009 4:51:14 PM PST by LucyJo
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To: beebuster2000

It is as flattering a name as “Hairy Angel” for Susan Boyle.


15 posted on 11/07/2009 4:52:43 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Saije
"In his memoir, Dreams From My Father, Obama displayed no trace of anger or regret that his mother had left him in Hawaii as a teenager."

In his memoir, Dreams From My Father, Obama Bill Ayers displayed no trace of anger or regret that his Obama's mother had left him in Hawaii as a teenager.

There. Fixed it.

16 posted on 11/07/2009 4:55:17 PM PST by oprahstheantichrist (The MSM is a demonic stronghold, PLEASE pray accordingly - 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
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To: Saije

I have read, that while barry was in indonesia with his mommy and stepdad, his mommy left barry in jakarta while she went a few hours (a couple hundred) miles away, to work. so she not only abandoned him later, she left him in indonesia.


17 posted on 11/07/2009 5:02:03 PM PST by machogirl (First they came for my tagline.)
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To: Saije
Why she's even more wholly than Mary!


18 posted on 11/07/2009 5:10:06 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Ifanationexpects tobe ignorantandfree,inastateofcivilization,itexpects whatneverwas andnever will be)
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To: Saije

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2233173/posts

From a few months ago


19 posted on 11/07/2009 6:58:10 PM PST by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass
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To: Saije
"I suppose I should feel a little embarrassed, I didn't even know Obama had a half-sister."

Maya Soetoro Ng

Ann Dunham with some natives

20 posted on 11/08/2009 4:03:51 AM PST by Mila
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To: Saije

A Half-brother was on Larry King last night crying becuse his father (also Obama’s father) beat up his mother. What a family......just a Black Clinton family....loose mother and abusive father......BAD COMBO...producing BAD CHILDREN!


21 posted on 11/08/2009 5:19:33 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Saije

Ann Dunham I believe, worked for Tim the TAX CHEAT Geithners’ Father who was the head of a foundation giving this money away.


22 posted on 11/08/2009 5:20:42 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: norge

Obama Sr. was MARRIED to someone else when Bayy was born.


23 posted on 11/08/2009 5:21:37 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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