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Obama children's book `Of Thee I Sing' out Nov. 16
Associated Press ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2010 | HILLEL ITALIE

Posted on 09/14/2010 1:53:56 AM PDT by RobinMasters

NEW YORK (AP) -- Coming two weeks after Election Day, a book from President Barack Obama for some of the nation's nonvoters: inspirational stories for children about American pioneers.

"Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters" is a tribute to 13 groundbreaking Americans, from the first president, George Washington, to baseball great Jackie Robinson to artist Georgia O'Keeffe. It will be released Nov. 16 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, which will officially announce the new work Tuesday. Knopf declined to identify the other 10 subjects.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: imamobama; islamobama; obamabinbiden; sodomhusseinobama

1 posted on 09/14/2010 1:53:58 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Suppose Bill Ayres wrote this one too ?


2 posted on 09/14/2010 1:54:28 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Maybe he shoud be reading economics 101 instead of trying to bolster his image with a children’s book.


3 posted on 09/14/2010 2:08:15 AM PDT by Reb Raider
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To: RobinMasters

“It is an honor to publish this extraordinary book, which is an inspiring marriage of words and images, history and story,” Gibson said Monday in a statement. “’Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters’ celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans - the potential to pursue our dreams and forge our own paths.”

imagine that, writes about history when he himself doesn’t seem to have any


4 posted on 09/14/2010 2:14:46 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: RobinMasters

Georgia O’Keeffe?


5 posted on 09/14/2010 2:17:33 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: RobinMasters

He taught his daughters to goose step?


6 posted on 09/14/2010 2:39:56 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: RobinMasters

So when did he find the time (or interest) to get off the golf course to “write” this cr*p?


7 posted on 09/14/2010 2:49:31 AM PDT by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: RobinMasters

Sarah’s new book comes out one week after - should be a good battle of the books.

Sarah has the advantage, however, because most libs don’t have many kids any more.


8 posted on 09/14/2010 3:04:23 AM PDT by pineybill
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To: RobinMasters

Sarah’s new book comes out one week after - should be a good battle of the books.

Sarah has the advantage, however, because most libs don’t have many kids any more.


9 posted on 09/14/2010 3:04:59 AM PDT by pineybill
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To: RobinMasters

5,000,000,000
greedy fatcat author


10 posted on 09/14/2010 3:15:55 AM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: SF_Redux

“celebrates the characteristics that unite all Americans” - have we ever had a “first family” with less “American” names? Michelle seems to be the only American in the bunch.


11 posted on 09/14/2010 3:16:25 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: RobinMasters
OMG!! Hey Bammy....JOBS.....JOBS.....JOBS!!!!!

People will NOT like this idea of him writing a book while he SHOULD be concentrating on JOBS....JOBS.....JOBS!!

12 posted on 09/14/2010 3:22:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: RobinMasters

Hmmmm hmmmm hmmmmm. So, it’s not an autobiography?


13 posted on 09/14/2010 3:24:28 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with a little CHANGE in your pocket after he's finished.)
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To: Reb Raider

He is out of focus according to Jobs. Or was that middle east peice? Or decreasing Health sCare cost?


14 posted on 09/14/2010 3:28:56 AM PDT by Son House (Like Getting Liposuction, and Coming Out Fatter. Time to Convict Democrats of Economic Malpractice.)
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To: Son House

Obama’s Youth Brigade.


15 posted on 09/14/2010 3:55:04 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RobinMasters
Heard they have an electronic edition. You open it and a monitor pops up.

I bety it's 6 and 6....whites and blacks.

16 posted on 09/14/2010 4:02:45 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: RobinMasters

Did you say the title was “Of Me I Sing”?


17 posted on 09/14/2010 4:06:48 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: kearnyirish2
Michelle seems to be the only American in the bunch.

And based on her views and papers she wrote in college, that's questionable at best.

18 posted on 09/14/2010 4:10:21 AM PDT by Allegra (Flank steak is very lean.)
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To: RobinMasters
From the article:

Obama agreed with Random House in 2004 to write a children's book, which, according to the publisher, he completed before he became president. "Of Thee I Sing" is part of a $1.9 million, three-book deal with Random House reached in 2004, according to a disclosure report filed in 2005, when Obama was a U.S. senator from Illinois. The other two books were nonfiction.

A financial disclosure form released by the White House in May 2010 refers to an agreement - originated in 2004, amended on Jan. 9, 2009, shortly before Obama became president - for a "nonfiction work, the subject to be determined," that would not come out while he was in office.

19 posted on 09/14/2010 4:14:17 AM PDT by CitizenM (If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under.-Ronald Re)
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To: RobinMasters

Yuck. Who would actually buy this for their kids?


20 posted on 09/14/2010 4:18:23 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Fresh Wind
He taught his daughters to goose step?

I think that's less a goose step and more a 'she's thrown her knee out of joint' type step.

21 posted on 09/14/2010 4:26:23 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: personalaccts

Redistribute HIS wealth, not mine. While we are at it, redistribute ALL of Congress’s pay, benefits and wealth.

Then we can talk about redistributing my “wealth”.


22 posted on 09/14/2010 4:29:20 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: RobinMasters

>>Knopf declined to identify the other 10 subjects.<<

1. Saul Alinsky
2. George Soros
3. Bill Ayers
4. Cynthia McKinney
5. Colin Powell
6. Woodrow Wilson
7. FDR
8. Jeremiah Wright
9. Langston Hughes
10. HIMSELF


23 posted on 09/14/2010 4:34:34 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: RobinMasters

24 posted on 09/14/2010 4:40:58 AM PDT by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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25 posted on 09/14/2010 4:47:16 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: RobinMasters

Was this the contract he signed right before he took office to skirt ethics rules.


26 posted on 09/14/2010 4:53:10 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: Ann Archy

You nailed it. This will make the media gush but the electorate will be saying “Get your lazy good for nothing ass to work!”


27 posted on 09/14/2010 5:01:50 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: CitizenM
I would say Random House is suspect. Who was Obama again in 2004? Talk about a no talent nobody who sure makes alot of dough “selling” books. What a joke. Why didn't he list “author” as his occupation instead of community organizer. Obama would make a wonderful 1st lady.
28 posted on 09/14/2010 5:04:53 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: RobinMasters

YOu’ve got to be pooping me.

Watch sales TANK for this one.


29 posted on 09/14/2010 5:10:29 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: RobinMasters

The Cat in the Hat.

30 posted on 09/14/2010 5:11:48 AM PDT by windsorknot
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...

“The president will donate any author proceeds to “a scholarship fund for the children of fallen and disabled soldiers serving our nation,” the publisher said in a statement.”

(Yeah right ... He HATES the military and his “apology tour” demonstrates that FACT.)


31 posted on 09/14/2010 5:13:53 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: pineybill
Yeah, either their “gay” or busy aborting them to keep their “carbon footprint down” so they can “save the earth”.
32 posted on 09/14/2010 5:14:58 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: ViLaLuz

Are you kidding....It’ll be added to the mandatory reading list at every school in the country. Sales are therefore guaranteed.


33 posted on 09/14/2010 5:27:11 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: paulycy

I would have thought it would have a scorpion on the cover
carrying a taxpayer across a stream with the title,
“Of thee I STING!”.


34 posted on 09/14/2010 5:30:23 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68
“Of thee I STING!”.

Or "I am the king!" (in his own mind.)

35 posted on 09/14/2010 5:36:25 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: NavVet

Typical - Capitalism is bad except when I exploit the masses!

O-bow-ma knows he is a one term pResident and is looking to make as much as he can before being booted.

This book is just a cover up: O-bow-ma has stolen untold millions from the porkulus - this book is just a way to launder the money. You watch, it will be bought by every school across the nation. Absolutely shameless.

No President has ever written a book while still in office; even successful Presidents.


36 posted on 09/14/2010 8:36:08 AM PDT by CoastWatcher
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