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Clinton faces Kenya cattle fine over Obama photo
Yahoo / Reuters ^ | February 29, 2008 | Daniel Wallis

Posted on 02/29/2008 12:48:37 PM PST by faq

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan elders may impose a fine on U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, payable in livestock, after a photo of her rival Barack Obama in robes dragged their people into the race for the White House.

The picture, which appeared on a U.S. Web site, showed the Illinois senator in a white headdress and traditional Somali attire during a 2006 visit to Wajir in Kenya's remote northeast.

Obama has battled a whispering campaign by fringe elements who wrongly say he is Muslim and his aides accused Clinton's campaign of "the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering" after the photograph was published.

Wajir elders resolved to file an official complaint with the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, dropping earlier plans to hold a protest after Friday prayers.

They said they would also convene a traditional Somali court to investigate the matter. It can impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; barackhusseinobama; barackobama; cattle; cow; futuresmarket; hillary; husseinobama; kenya; nairobi; obama; rumproast; somalielder; usembassy
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1 posted on 02/29/2008 12:48:38 PM PST by faq
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To: faq
impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.

DANG! Reality is funnier than any satire or comedy show! I'd love to see Hillary give some Somali elders an herd of goats and camels! WOOT!

2 posted on 02/29/2008 12:51:13 PM PST by SolidWood (All conservative effort into retaking Congress!)
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To: faq

So let me get this straight lieberals. It is not only offensive to say omamo’s middle name: hussien. Itis also offense to show him in his ancestral clothing? I have a dutch heritage, it doesn’t offend me when people see me with me wooden shoes. What’s the deal?


3 posted on 02/29/2008 12:51:42 PM PST by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: SolidWood

Can we just hand Hillary over?


4 posted on 02/29/2008 12:51:59 PM PST by Gman (AMIA Priest)
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To: faq

This is too good!!


5 posted on 02/29/2008 12:52:49 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: faq

Well, at least we don’t have to worry anymore about BHOs connections to backward societies.


6 posted on 02/29/2008 12:52:52 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: faq

Can she pay with cattle futures?


7 posted on 02/29/2008 12:53:06 PM PST by FMBass ("Now that I'm sober I watch a lot of news"- Garofalo from Coulter's "Treason")
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To: faq
It can impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.

That’s a little ironic. Didn’t Hillary make some money in cattle futures?

8 posted on 02/29/2008 12:53:47 PM PST by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: Gman

Unholy Cow!


9 posted on 02/29/2008 12:54:16 PM PST by The_Republican (You know why Chelsea Clinton is so Ugly? Because Janet Reno is her Father! LOL! - Mac is Back!)
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To: faq

“It can impose fines that are payable in cattle, goats or camels.”

This whole thing is becoming udderly ridiculous.


10 posted on 02/29/2008 12:56:18 PM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: faq
Barry Arab

It was all a mistake. It is all just a big misunderstanding. It was the only picture available at the time to cover a story. Please go back to your sheep and goats.

11 posted on 02/29/2008 12:56:54 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: faq

None of this is amusing. The sorry trio from the dung heap running for president has made this country a laughing stock.


12 posted on 02/29/2008 12:58:08 PM PST by isrul
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To: faq
It can impose fines that are payable in cattle

What udder hubris. Trying to milk this for all it is worth as they horn in on Hillary's attempt to steer public opinion and brand Obama as a BS artist.

13 posted on 02/29/2008 12:58:48 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: faq
They have a beef, and they’ll milk it for all it is worth but Hillary remains uncowed.
14 posted on 02/29/2008 1:01:19 PM PST by NeoCaveman (El Conservo Tribe, tribal name "Avoids Fort Marcy Park")
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To: faq

Didn’t some African guy want Chelsea’s hand in marriage in trade for some livestock? Since Hillary doesn’t mind pimping her daughter out for politics, maybe she’d be willing to trade her for payment of the fine. Livestock is livestock, whether two or four legged.


15 posted on 02/29/2008 1:03:25 PM PST by mass55th
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To: Gman

They asked for livestock so I would say thats a big 10-4.


16 posted on 02/29/2008 1:03:52 PM PST by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: faq

So, does Hillary! pay her respect to Obama’s cultural heritage and send over a cow or two, juist to keep the story alive?


17 posted on 02/29/2008 1:03:56 PM PST by Zeppo (Every mighty mild... seventies child... Beats me (Metric - Combat Baby))
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To: All

I guess Kenyans are taking a break from killing each other to ask for some meat from Hillary.


18 posted on 02/29/2008 1:04:11 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Anyone Notice....But It Is Only The Low-Rated Talk Radio Hosts That Support McCain)
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To: faq

HOLY COW AND GOATS Batman!!


19 posted on 02/29/2008 1:04:21 PM PST by RoseofTexas
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To: faq

The hits keep coming...


20 posted on 02/29/2008 1:05:32 PM PST by katieanna
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To: faq
An old goat can be arranged.


21 posted on 02/29/2008 1:05:44 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: faq

They said they would also convene a traditional Somali court to investigate the matter.

Barack immediately requested the U.N. to hold the United States bound to the outcome of this internationally recognized and respected court of law.


22 posted on 02/29/2008 1:06:32 PM PST by GeorgiaDawg32 (If the left doesn't want me to say Barack HUSSEIN Obama, I WON'T say HUSSEIN..I promise,)
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To: SolidWood

Wildebeest futures!!


23 posted on 02/29/2008 1:07:12 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (We've checked, and all your zeroes are OK. We're still working on your ones.)
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To: isrul

“None of this is amusing. The sorry trio from the dung heap running for president has made this country a laughing stock.”

So true, sadly.


24 posted on 02/29/2008 1:08:10 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (We've checked, and all your zeroes are OK. We're still working on your ones.)
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To: faq
Well, there’s plenty of livestock on the Liberal Ranchero that Hillary Rodham-Not-Husein Clinton could round up...

Barbara Streisand, Helen Thomas, Teresa Kerry, Madeleine Albright Janet Reno, Susan Estrich, Cindy Shehan, Babara Boxer, Andrea Dworkin, Rosie O’Donnel.... to name just a few. -Wb

25 posted on 02/29/2008 1:10:50 PM PST by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: faq

Al Reuters is lying by omission. The photo appeared in print in a tabloid a week before it wound up on drudge and has since appeared on many websites.


26 posted on 02/29/2008 1:11:58 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: faq

If SNL were really brave, this would make some kind of sketch.

On the serious side. Obama’s shame of his heritage has now made him look totally ridiculous. Hillary’s campaign would actually be really cool if they took a press pool over to Kenya to witness and film them paying the relatives the livestock fine.


27 posted on 02/29/2008 1:12:24 PM PST by keepitreal
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To: faq

This won’t cost Hillary anything. She knows how to make a mint in cattle futures.


28 posted on 02/29/2008 1:12:32 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: GeorgiaDawg32
They said they would also convene a traditional Somali court to investigate the matter.

Is it one of those things they have in primitive societies, like where a witch is thrown in a pond, and if she floats, she's guilty?

When Obama becomes President, will he agree to extradite Hillary to Kenya?

29 posted on 02/29/2008 1:12:39 PM PST by hellbender
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To: faq

“Obama has battled a whispering campaign by fringe elements who wrongly say he is Muslim”

Americans have battled a propaganda effort that labels every one of Obama’s ancestors as a non-practicing muslim. They just happened to give him a muslim name and send him to mosque with his dad.


30 posted on 02/29/2008 1:13:48 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: faq

It’s either a cow or their first-born.


31 posted on 02/29/2008 1:14:05 PM PST by wolfcreek (Powers that be will lie like Clintons and spend like drunken McCains to push their Globalist agenda.)
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To: faq
impose a fine on U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, payable in livestock,

They may want to wait for about 10 months and let her use these cattle for investment - it could net them $100,000.

32 posted on 02/29/2008 1:15:02 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations.)
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To: keepitreal

I want to see Hollywood make a TV show about a first generation Kenyan boy who grows up to become President and brings the family to live in a big mansion called the White House.

It’d be like a new Beverly Hillbillies.


33 posted on 02/29/2008 1:15:12 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: faq

Good grief.

I think OBAMA ought to have to pay it... cuz, you know it was HIS people taking the damned photo.


34 posted on 02/29/2008 1:15:19 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Please visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/et al.)
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To: mass55th

Hillary is showing that if you are married into a first family, you too can become a president of USA.


35 posted on 02/29/2008 1:16:30 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: wolfcreek
"It’s either a cow or their first-born."

Is there a difference?

36 posted on 02/29/2008 1:17:04 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: Rick.Donaldson

You don’t understand tribal custom and Islamic laws. The kufir always pays.


37 posted on 02/29/2008 1:17:08 PM PST by weegee (Those who surrender personal liberty to lower global temperatures will receive neither.)
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To: weegee

I was thinking exactly the same thing!


38 posted on 02/29/2008 1:17:31 PM PST by keepitreal
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To: faq
"I won't go!"


39 posted on 02/29/2008 1:17:31 PM PST by quark
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To: faq

If she pays in cattle, she can send about 20 NOW cows.


40 posted on 02/29/2008 1:17:50 PM PST by doug from upland (Stopping Hillary should be a FreeRepublic Manhattan Project)
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To: hellbender

Can Arlen Specter’s voting based on Kenyan law be far behind?


41 posted on 02/29/2008 1:18:00 PM PST by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: missnry

Let’s stop calling him a “liberal” - he’s not.

He’s a crypto-socialist or crypto-communist.


42 posted on 02/29/2008 1:19:12 PM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Gman

“Can we just hand Hillary over?”

LOLOLOL!!!!


43 posted on 02/29/2008 1:19:23 PM PST by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: SolidWood

So ... is the hildebeeste more closely related to cattle, goats, or camels?


44 posted on 02/29/2008 1:19:25 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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So ... is the hildebeeste more closely related to cattle, goats, or camels?

Yes.

45 posted on 02/29/2008 1:20:40 PM PST by quark
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To: faq

Would it count if the cows came from the canal zone?


46 posted on 02/29/2008 1:21:39 PM PST by DBrow
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To: weegee

Well, no no, I do UNDERSTAND that.

Obama ain’t no Muslim, he said so... right?

LOL


47 posted on 02/29/2008 1:22:11 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Please visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/et al.)
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Would it count if the cows came from the canal zone?

Sure, they'd be "naturalized" cows.

48 posted on 02/29/2008 1:22:53 PM PST by quark
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To: Gman
Can we just hand Hillary over?

Why not? She's a cow!
49 posted on 02/29/2008 1:25:00 PM PST by Sig Sauer P220
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To: TommyDale

I think they’d rather have the cow.


50 posted on 02/29/2008 1:25:30 PM PST by wolfcreek (Powers that be will lie like Clintons and spend like drunken McCains to push their Globalist agenda.)
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