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Obama's Kenyan grandmother to attend inauguration
Reuters ^ | Jan 6, 2008 | Andy Sullivan

Posted on 01/06/2009 11:17:12 PM PST by FocusNexus

Sarah Obama, 86, will fly from her native Kenya to attend the inaugural festivities, the Kenyan government announced on Tuesday.

Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama isn't actually related to the next president by blood - she was the third wife of Barack Obama's paternal grandfather. The two must speak through an interpreter as she knows only a few words of English.

But they formed a close bond when he first visited Kenya in 1988.

Sarah Obama will attend a pan-African celebration the night of the inauguration. It's not the first time she's been to Washington: she came in 2004 to celebrate her step-grandson's inauguration into the U.S. Senate.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; coronation; eligibility; inauguration; kanya; kenya; obama; obamagate; obamakenya; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile
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What happened to Obama's real grandmother, i.e. his Kenyan Father's Mother?
1 posted on 01/06/2009 11:17:12 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

Paging Border Patrol


2 posted on 01/06/2009 11:19:14 PM PST by wastedyears (In Canada, Santa says "Ho Ho, eh?")
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To: FocusNexus

Related article:

Obama family prepares to jet out for his inauguration

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2159464/posts


3 posted on 01/06/2009 11:20:00 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

I really need a program to figure out who is who in Obama’s highly dysfunctional family.


4 posted on 01/06/2009 11:21:11 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: FocusNexus
Sarah Obama, mother of Barack

I prefer Sarah Nobama, mother and barracuda.


5 posted on 01/06/2009 11:25:00 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - Everything that is Sweetness and Light!)
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To: FocusNexus

Is this the grandmother who allegedly said she witnessed O’s birth in Kenya?


6 posted on 01/06/2009 11:25:42 PM PST by malkee (Abigail Adams is my role model.)
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To: FocusNexus

Why is it that 0 doesn’t resemble his Kenyan relatives, IMO?


7 posted on 01/06/2009 11:32:06 PM PST by maggief
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To: malkee

She didn’t allegedly say it; she said it.

You would be more correct to say “Is this the grandmother who said she witnessed O’s alleged birth in Kenya?”


8 posted on 01/06/2009 11:34:06 PM PST by John Valentine
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To: John Valentine

Well, is she the one?


9 posted on 01/06/2009 11:39:21 PM PST by malkee (Abigail Adams is my role model.)
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To: John Valentine

Source for that?


10 posted on 01/06/2009 11:43:12 PM PST by iowamark
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To: malkee

“Is this the grandmother who allegedly said she witnessed O’s birth in Kenya?”

I went and checked, and apparently she is the one.


11 posted on 01/06/2009 11:43:27 PM PST by FocusNexus
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To: FocusNexus

IS she going back afterwards and her “family”?


12 posted on 01/06/2009 11:43:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: FocusNexus
she was the third wife of Barack Obama’s paternal grandfather.

Dude had a lot of wives.

13 posted on 01/06/2009 11:44:38 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: FocusNexus

I hope she upchucks and starts rattling beads and shaking dead snakes in the air.....on live TV.


14 posted on 01/06/2009 11:45:34 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: John Valentine

Not sure if I would have my dad’s third wife present at one of my children’s birth.


15 posted on 01/06/2009 11:48:51 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: FocusNexus

Then, hopefully, some trusty journalist who speaks Swahili will ask her about it!


16 posted on 01/06/2009 11:49:57 PM PST by malkee (Abigail Adams is my role model.)
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To: Dallas59

LOL!


17 posted on 01/06/2009 11:51:14 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Dallas59

I hope they interview her on tv and she says how great it was for her to witness first hand 0bama’s two greatest days. The day he was inaugurated and the day he was born in Kenya.


18 posted on 01/07/2009 12:04:47 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Dallas59

Not if she can find 0bama’s aunt who is here illegally.


19 posted on 01/07/2009 12:06:39 AM PST by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: Domandred
I really need a program to figure out who is who in Obama’s highly dysfunctional family.

In Bantu Africa, any sister, a whole or particial sister, is considered to be a "Mother" to the child. They call it an extended family. Simple.

Is this the "Grand Mother" who claims to have been at Barry's birth to an under aged mother, thus not conveying "citizenship" and a Kenyan, British subject?

Will she be allowed to speak to the press to confirm that BHO is not qualified to be our POTUS?

Hopefully, she brought her own body guards.

20 posted on 01/07/2009 12:23:50 AM PST by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: malkee

Yes, she’s the one.

And, I’m sure by now she’s been briefed.


21 posted on 01/07/2009 12:35:54 AM PST by John Valentine
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To: FocusNexus

22 posted on 01/07/2009 12:51:26 AM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: Dallas59
Wait til they all move into the White House. I doubt his half brother is gonna be happy in that 6x6 shack he lives in. I think we should encourage them to all move in with them. I'm sure michelle would be thrilled.
23 posted on 01/07/2009 1:08:51 AM PST by mojitojoe
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To: John Valentine

Briefed? Isn’t it obvious by now that they don’t CARE if we know he was born in Kenya?


24 posted on 01/07/2009 1:10:53 AM PST by informavoracious
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To: John Valentine

I hope she says that during Inauguration.. please do it.


25 posted on 01/07/2009 1:27:47 AM PST by Ancient Drive (will)
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To: informavoracious

When will this ‘black’ president’s white relative come on stage. Certainly there are distant cousins, aunts, uncles aside from Dick Chaney that could come forward dispelling the myth that he will be our first black president.


26 posted on 01/07/2009 1:28:07 AM PST by yorkie01
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To: pepperhead

“Not if she can find 0bama’s aunt who is here illegally.”

Are you referring to the one who was on the dole in Boston and then was ‘moved’? (was it for health reasons? I forget)

Probably less costly to fly the relative in from Kenya.

Yarkov Smirnoff: What a country!


27 posted on 01/07/2009 1:29:09 AM PST by This_far
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To: Dallas59

28 posted on 01/07/2009 2:00:29 AM PST by Tuba Guy (Free Republic -- Now More Than Ever)
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To: FocusNexus

Ask her to bring the birth certificate when she comes.


29 posted on 01/07/2009 2:20:22 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: Tuba Guy

ouch!


30 posted on 01/07/2009 2:27:53 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: trumandogz
"Not sure if I would have my dad’s third wife present at one of my children’s birth."

Not only that, but remember that between 1958 and 1982, the first, and third wives of Barack Obama Sr. gave birth to six other children and a girlfriend of his gave birth to a seventh child. Of those seven children, six were boys. It would seem to me that a person would need a scorecard to keep up with them all.

31 posted on 01/07/2009 2:32:18 AM PST by Mila
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To: pepperhead
"Not if she can find 0bama’s aunt who is here illegally."

Yes after all, Granny Sarah is the mother of Aunt Zeituni, is she not?

32 posted on 01/07/2009 2:35:38 AM PST by Mila
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I would not be surprised that the Obama will physically be at the inauguration, from what I hear the Secret Service is so concerned they are discussing a televised event with him at a safer secure unknown location and its broadcasted on jumbo screens.

The other concept is to use the body double approach which just may happen.


33 posted on 01/07/2009 2:58:14 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: maggief

He doesn’t?

Well it’s possible Frank Marshal Davis is his real father.

Or else he just looks like his uh handsome mother.


34 posted on 01/07/2009 3:46:44 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: FocusNexus

This is his real grandmother, not step-grandmother, at least according to the Associated Press:

Obama’s Kenyan Grandmother Attending Inaugural

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 1:30 PM

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama’s Kenyan grandmother will be among the millions of people in Washington for the Inauguration.

Sarah Obama, the mother of Obama’s Kenyan-born father, will join representatives from the Kenyan government, African Union and African diplomats for an unofficial inaugural ball on Jan. 20. Organizers say Kenya’s foreign minister and the Boys Choir of Kenya also plan to travel to the United States for the invitation-only event at a Washington-area hotel.

Obama was born in Hawaii to a white mother from Kansas and a black father from Kenya. Obama’s father left when he a child and died in 1982. Obama was not especially close to his African family although he visited them on a 2006 trip to Kenya.

© 2009 Associated Press.

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Can the AP get anything correct?


35 posted on 01/07/2009 4:46:37 AM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Tuba Guy
That's our goose the Obama’s are cooking.
36 posted on 01/07/2009 5:42:48 AM PST by benasawin
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To: trumandogz

Obama’s paternal father also had a lot of wives. Word is that his marriage to Barack’s mother was illegitimate because it was bigamy (he was already married to another woman).


37 posted on 01/07/2009 6:50:32 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

Details in this thread also indicate he visited Kenya in 1988.

Stalinists must have a busy time editing the Obama historical record.

Does the timeline currently include or exclude his trip to Pakistan (and what nation’s passport did he use)?


38 posted on 01/07/2009 6:52:27 AM PST by weegee (Obamunism, just another word for the policies of a NeoCom.)
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To: Tuba Guy

‘Don’t throw that missionary in the stew pot! He’s a friar!’


39 posted on 01/07/2009 7:08:53 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: FocusNexus

I think this is the first time she’s been released from house arrest for almost a year. She will not be allowed to speak with the press, that’s for sure. And they, of course, will bow down and obey. But they’ll maybe use her as a photo-op of some sort.

Or maybe not.

Odinga is supposed to be coming, too? I wonder if they’ll take any pictures of this terrorist church burner?


40 posted on 01/07/2009 9:15:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Dallas59

I lol’d


41 posted on 01/07/2009 9:29:38 AM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: weegee

i thought that obama first met sarah obama in kenya in 1983, the year after his father died.

he made the trip after leaving occidental college in los angeles and before he began classes at columbia college in new york city. on this trip he also traveled to pakistan with his roomates and indonesia to visit his mother.


42 posted on 01/07/2009 9:41:46 AM PST by sarah p
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To: sarah p

Wonder where the money came from for these international jaunts, and what nation’s passport he used.


43 posted on 01/07/2009 10:07:41 AM PST by little jeremiah (Leave illusion, come to the truth. Leave the darkness, come to the light.)
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To: FocusNexus

Obama Sr’s actual mother left after she gave birth to two children and Sarah is the one who raised them


44 posted on 01/07/2009 10:09:29 AM PST by Chief Engineer
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To: This_far

Obama’s aunt who is here illegally and was living in public housing in Boston is now in Ohio and has retained an immigration attorney.


45 posted on 01/07/2009 10:11:11 AM PST by Chief Engineer
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To: yorkie01

Madelyn Dunham’s siblings Charles, Margaret and Jon/Jack have rarely spoken with the media. Charles became the spokesperson when Madelyn was ill and is the uncle who lives in Chicago where he retired after years of working at the University of Chicago library. Margaret retired from teaching at a University and lives in N.C. while Jon/Jack lives in AZ. His grandfather’s brother Ralph was living in FL and I don’t know if he is still alive.


46 posted on 01/07/2009 10:15:25 AM PST by Chief Engineer
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To: Mila

It has been rumored that Obama Sr is the Kenyan that Frank Marshall Davis wrote about in his autobiography as “...a Kenyan student split, leaving behind TWO pregnant blondes...”


47 posted on 01/07/2009 10:17:56 AM PST by Chief Engineer
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“Obama’s aunt who is here illegally and was living in public housing in Boston is now in Ohio and has retained an immigration attorney.”

Who HAD been living illegally/on the dole, in Boston...

Hey, did she sign up for a free ticket? (nah, probably gonna get a plane trip ... doncha think?)

(if it was my Aunt....)

Did Menino get an invite?

A ‘hummina, hummina, hummina’ moment (nod to Jackie Gleason)


48 posted on 01/07/2009 10:23:31 AM PST by This_far
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To: jws3sticks
Hopefully, she brought her own body guards.

Not needed. She brought her own body odor. Nobody can come within 3 miles.

49 posted on 01/07/2009 10:26:55 AM PST by melancholy (When a Marxist , playing Ape Lincoln, is elected BOTUS (B = Butt), shiite happens!)
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To: FocusNexus

I hope she brings her copies of the birth photos and the doctors and nurses in the Mombassa hospital.


50 posted on 01/07/2009 10:28:32 AM PST by nufsed
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