Skip to comments.Meet the 'chubby boy with the curly hair': New photographs of Barack Obama's childhood
Posted on 03/17/2010 3:00:27 PM PDT by COUNTrecount
Grinning happily at the camera, this is Barry Soetoro, the cherubic little boy who went on to become America's first black president.
The charming images taken at a child's birthday party in Jakarta 40 years ago were released as Indonesia prepares to welcome Barack Obama back to the country for the first time since he became president.
The Asia-Pacific tour will also take in Australia and Guam and has been described as an 'extremely important trip' involving 'important partners', a White House spokesman said.
Regional security is expected to be a major focus of the visit.
Ahead of the visit, Mr Obama's former teacher Israella Pareira, described the neighbourhood's reaction to the youngster's arrival.
She said: 'His mother was white, his father was Indonesian, and here was a black, chubby boy with curly hair. It was a big question mark for us.' But if the neighbours were initially curious, it didn't take long for them to accept Mr Obama, his American mother and Indonesian stepfather.
They now speak with pride and affection about the child who stayed for just four years but who left a big impression, before going on to make an even bigger mark in history. The forthcoming visit will also highlight Mr Obama's multicultural upbringing, his early exposure to Islam and his lasting family connections to Indonesia, a mostly Muslim, Southeast Asian nation of some 230 million people.
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Chubby: Barack Obama, then known as Barry Soetoro, centre, is pictured at a classmate's birthday party in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 1971
Gee, where are all the photos of him in America?
And Grace Slick too!
Sure. It's really extremely totally wonderfully ginormously important. So much so that we'll put it off indefinitely so we can give Dennis Kookcinich a ride on AF1 and twist his arm. BTW, everyone has his price, but Kookcinich is really cheap. A 42 minute ride on an airplane, and he'll say anything the Obozo wants.
That photo is just someone’s imagination! I know it is!
If you look closely you will see little Barry’s COLB in the white purse being carried the girl in the background.
The last two Democratic presidents have changed their names either due to Mom’s inability to hang onto her man or out of convenience.
To be fair, Clinton’s pap passed away.
Aw, dat’s so cute. Wook at de liddle future communist, already controlling the automakers and banks.
Actually, he’s America’s first HALF black president.
Someones jacking with us. Why is Barry so much bigger than the other kids?
I call BS.
technically, would he be America’s first half Indonesian President?
WHERE’S THE BARF ALERT??
He’s America’s first half-assed president. Actually that’s not true, there have been many bad ones before him.
The good ol’ days, back when he was an Indonesian citizen. Or is he still? How does that work? fyi, he was also picked on mercilessly by the Indo’s, but doesn’t speak about in autobiographies because it doesn’t fit the “white devil” narrative his mother raised him on.
“Actually, hes Americas first HALF black president.”
How about He’s Kenya’s first half black president of The United States.
looks photo shopped
He’s not chubby. His head is way too big
and WTH is that under “his” multi colored arms/hands? The other kid’s leg at an impossible angle?
I thought that we never learned who his father was, that military records proved that the supposed father, could not have been Bill Clinton's dad.
He looks like Harry Belafonte there.
Tearful reunion in the USA
Day by day those memories fade away
Some babies grow in a peculiar way
It changed, it grew, and everybody knew
Who’s this kinky so-and-so?
Just following a pattern pioneered by a Republican. Remember President Leslie King?
Good call, great tune!
Since we're being precise.
How about Hes Kenyas first half black president of The United States
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Actually he is Kenya’s first half WHITE president of the US.
But the plot thickens....
If, as the ‘teacher states’, his parents were white and Indonesian, wouldn’t he be considered Asian rather than African?
Or at the very least she should have referred to the father as Step Father?????
Or maybe, just maybe, she doesn’t know WTF she is talking about?
I think this photo could have originally been of three little boys playing with a dog. Body language.
Gerald Ford’s parents also separated and his real father was not named Ford.
These photoshopped you think?
actually even as an adult there is a definate resemblance to Belafonte.(when he’s smiling)
I think you’re downplaying things. This trip is actually super seriously incredibly mega-fantastically vitally uber-epic extremely totally wonderfully ginormously important.
Let’s put things in their proper context. We are talking the Messiah here.
And the kid's leg under Barry looks odd, too. Shadows look mostly plausible, though.
They must of blanked out the “allahu akbar” that was written on the wall.
Why does the kid on the right look like he’s crying?
New Ben &Jerry flavor?
That’s not Obama. That’s a young Harry Belafonte.
LOL. I posted mine before I went down the thread far enough to see yours.
Maybe a little Jeremiah Wright or William Ayers would add a touch.
Kid on the left: “Hey, where’d you get this weird scar, Barry?”
Is that the same little boy whose saintly mama would whip him and then lock him in the bathroom until the next day (without food). The same saintly mama who would also lock up the 12 year old “Nanny” who would try to sneak food to the chubby little black brat with the curly hair.
[That would be before she abandoned him by sending him across the ocean to live with his grandparents who then tossed him over to the black pedophile who is prolly the person with the greasy neck and matching underwear stains Barry so glowingly wrote about?]
Hey Hussein- when will we see your birth certificate? When someone hides something, they have something to hide!
the basketball one is a fake- big head, wearing another kid’s jersey, strange arms- lots of anomalies pointed out in earler thread on this
You're kicking it today, Mr. Karns.....brilliant, both of them.
ROFL! It’s even funnier because yours looks less like a photoshop than the original does. Good job!
You always make me laugh out loud!
(Is that a training boob belt to go with her training bra?)
You left out Waldo.