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Spear and shield from Kenyan tribe to take pride of place in Obama White House (GRANDMA?)
Telegraph ^ | 1/12/09

Posted on 01/13/2009 6:37:18 PM PST by Libloather

Spear and shield from Kenyan tribe to take pride of place in Obama White House
A three-legged stool and a traditional Luo oxtail fly whisk are some of the household items that could bring a new feel to the Oval Office, courtesy of Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother.
Last Updated: 9:23PM GMT 12 Jan 2009

Sarah Obama, who at 86 still lives in a modest house in the family's ancestral village of Kogelo, has been packing presents ahead of her grandson's January 20 inauguration as the 44th president of the United States.

Quoted in the country's Standard newspaper Monday, she said she had hoped to bring him a traditional spear and shield from her Luo tribe when she flies to Washington on Friday with some other family members.

"But I have been told that due to security reasons I will not be allowed to board a plane with it," she explained.

Sarah Obama, the president-elect's step grandmother, has become a national celebrity since the Illinois senator – the Hawaiian-born son of a Kenyan father and white American mother – launched his bid for the White House.

"The day I was waiting for has finally come... I cannot hide my joy," she said. "I am going to be Kenya's ambassador during the occasion and I will live up to the expectations."

**SNIP**

"It is a big fete that will be attended by delegations from many African nations," Mr Wetangula told reporters.

"And because Kenya is the African nation where Obama draws his roots, I have been invited to be the guest speaker at the event," he added.

The celebrations are to be held on January 19.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; grandmother; kenya; obama; obamafamily; spear
...because Kenya is the African nation where Obama draws his roots...

I bet he does...

1 posted on 01/13/2009 6:37:19 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather
a traditional Luo oxtail fly whisk

Where is PETA on this?

2 posted on 01/13/2009 6:39:27 PM PST by poindexter
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To: devolve; Libloather; All

3 posted on 01/13/2009 6:40:22 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Libloather

Disgusting.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 6:40:24 PM PST by Chubby
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To: Libloather

Welcome to New Kenya (Africa U.S.A.)

"Where the law of the jungle has replaced the Law of the Land"

It is going to be a Wild Ride!

5 posted on 01/13/2009 6:42:12 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Libloather
Where is the koran going to be placed?
6 posted on 01/13/2009 6:42:55 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Libloather

An American president should have American roots.


7 posted on 01/13/2009 6:44:55 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: Libloather

Memoirs of his birthplace.


8 posted on 01/13/2009 6:46:09 PM PST by 2111USMC
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see tag line....


9 posted on 01/13/2009 6:47:14 PM PST by clintonh8r (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

Commemorative graphics!


11 posted on 01/13/2009 6:51:14 PM PST by devolve ( ____"hussein the creepy" -- Evan Thomas - Nudesweek ____)
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To: Libloather

“And this is the reed incubator he was kept in when he was born.”

“Grandma! No!”


12 posted on 01/13/2009 6:55:02 PM PST by Rastus
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To: devolve

I certainly hope they don’t put any of that into the Oval Office or any other official area.

They can have Bonga-Wonga whatever in their private quarters but this is the United States Of America’s White House!!


13 posted on 01/13/2009 6:57:16 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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Probably use his cousin’s machete for a letter opener in the Oval Office.....


14 posted on 01/13/2009 7:03:26 PM PST by devolve ( ____ I told you to slow down Elvis! ____)
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To: Libloather

We have a Saxon spear and shortsword on the wall in our bedroom.


15 posted on 01/13/2009 7:03:32 PM PST by Tax-chick (To oppose the god of this world by lifting up Christ.)
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To: devolve

LOLOL. Make sure your letters are EXTRA BIG when you write to him!!


16 posted on 01/13/2009 7:05:35 PM PST by potlatch
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To: Libloather
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17 posted on 01/13/2009 7:09:44 PM PST by sionnsar (Iran Azadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY)|http://trad-anglican.faithweb.com/|RCongressIn2Years)
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To: potlatch

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I don’t think I’ll be writing or emailing the WH.......


18 posted on 01/13/2009 7:20:17 PM PST by devolve ( ____ I told you to slow down Elvis! ____)
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To: devolve

No, I don’t think you will.


19 posted on 01/13/2009 7:22:06 PM PST by potlatch
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To: potlatch

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We’ve go plenty of sleepers on FR now to worship Present-Electo Uh-Bama


20 posted on 01/13/2009 7:38:05 PM PST by devolve ( ____ I told you to slow down Elvis! ____)
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To: devolve

You read more threads than I do. I see so many saying disgusting things about Bush now. Of course, his final comment about immigration didn’t help at all.


21 posted on 01/13/2009 7:42:32 PM PST by potlatch
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To: sionnsar

Just put that sticker on the back window of my truck today!


22 posted on 01/13/2009 7:54:58 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Wouldn’t that make us “Kenya West”?.....:)


25 posted on 01/13/2009 8:36:04 PM PST by Salamander ( Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Salamander

Possibly “Kenya West” might be descriptive, but he plans to destroy the West.


26 posted on 01/14/2009 7:17:47 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: 2banana
Where is the koran going to be placed?

Hopefully, it will replace a rolled paper product near the sink that was Bubba's favorite!

27 posted on 01/14/2009 7:45:01 AM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: Texas Fossil

I feel sick.


28 posted on 01/14/2009 10:39:52 AM PST by Salamander ( Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Libloather

I can’t wait until they cover the exterior of the White House with grass and bamboo shoots.


29 posted on 01/14/2009 10:43:41 AM PST by reagan_fanatic ("You got that, camera guy?")
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To: reagan_fanatic

Mmm, no. They’ll turn it into a large palace modeled on Versailles and Obama, er, His Majesty will institute a code of etiquette that revolves around worshiping the King and Queen and be just as useless as the French monarchs.

Meanwhile the taxed population gets restive and we have a nice purge.


30 posted on 01/14/2009 11:01:54 AM PST by Niuhuru (Fine, here's my gun, but let me give you the bullets first. I'll send them to you through the barrel)
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