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Posted on 04/20/2011 8:16:05 AM PDT by STARWISE
NYT Mag features new book with Obama interview about his mother: 'She was a very strong person in her own way'
FIRST LOOK New York Times Magazine cover story, WHY SHE WENT: When Barry Obama was 6 years old [in 1967], his mother moved him to Indonesia.
It was a decision that would define his life and hers, by Janny Scott, a reporter for The New York Times who went on leave in 2008 to write A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obamas Mother, from which this article, "The Young Mother Abroad," is adapted:
The photograph showed the son, but my eye gravitated toward the mother. That first glimpse was surprising the stout, pale-skinned woman in sturdy sandals, standing squarely a half-step ahead of the lithe, darker-skinned figure to her left.
His elastic-band body bespoke discipline, even asceticism. Her form was well padded, territory ceded long ago to the pleasures of appetite and the forces of anatomical destiny.
He had the studied casualness of a catalog model, in khakis, at home in the viewfinder. She met the camera head-on, dressed in hand-loomed textile dyed indigo, a silver earring half-hidden in the cascading curtain of her dark hair. She carried her chin a few degrees higher than most. His right hand rested on her shoulder, lightly.
The photograph, taken on a Manhattan rooftop in August 1987 and e-mailed to me 20 years later, was a revelation and a puzzle.
The man was Barack Obama at 26, the community organizer from Chicago on a visit to New York. The woman was Stanley Ann Dunham, his mother.
It was impossible not to question the stereotype to which she had been expediently reduced: the white woman from Kansas. The earthy figure in the photograph did not fit any of those [oversimplifications], as I learned over the course of two and a half years of research, travel and nearly 200 interviews.
When we spoke last July, Obama recalled serial displacements.
I think that was harder on a 10-year-old boy than hed care to admit at the time, Obama said, sitting in a chair in the Oval Office and speaking about his mother with a mix of affection and critical distance. When we were separated again during high school, at that point I was old enough to say, This is my choice, my? decision.
But being a parent now and looking back at that, I could see you know what? that would be hard on a kid. He spoke about his mother with fondness, humor and a degree of candor that I had not expected.
There was also in his tone at times a hint of gentle forbearance. Perhaps it was the tone of someone whose patience had been tested, by a person he loved, to the point where he had stepped back to a safer distance. Or perhaps it was the knowingness of a grown child seeing his parent as irredeemably human. She was a very strong person in her own way, Obama said, when I asked about Anns limitations as a mother. Resilient, able to bounce back from setbacks, persistent the fact that she ended up finishing her dissertation.
But despite all those strengths, she was not a well-organized person. And that disorganization, you know, spilled over.
Had it not been for my grandparents, I think, providing some sort of safety net financially, being able to take me and my sister on at certain spots, I think my mother would have had to make some different decisions. And I think that sometimes she took for granted that, Well, itll all work out, and itll be fine.
But the fact is, it might not always have been fine, had it not been for my grandmother. . . . Had she not been there to provide that floor, I think our young lives could have been much more chaotic than they were.
But he did not, he said, hold his mothers choices against her. Part of being an adult is seeing your parents as people who have their own strengths, weaknesses, quirks, longings.
He did not believe, he said, that parents served their children well by being unhappy. If his mother had cramped her spirit, it would not have given him a happier childhood. As it was, she gave him the single most important gift a parent can give a sense of unconditional love that was big enough that, with all the surface disturbances of our lives, it sustained me, entirely.
Article .. See the cover: Barack Obama [in pirate hat and patch] with his mother in Hawaii. Photograph from friends and family of Stanley Ann Dunham.
The story of Obozo’s mother....Or how to give birth and raise an America destroying statist SOB.
LOL!!! Tell us how you really feel...
Once a pirate, always a pirate.
And how could Obmama Sr. and her be legally married if he had and other wife in Kenya?
Obama’s official story has him in Indonesia. But..
A classmate from Hawaii dug up this picture.
His mother looks 15 in that picture
she looks like she is 15
“Dreams of My (Communist, America-Hating) Mother”?
even at 4, little Pirate Barry had already started to fulfil his dreams of looting and plundering the wealth of others.
Yep .. always contradictions, puzzles, mazes ..
“His elastic-band body bespoke discipline, even asceticism. Her form was well padded, territory ceded long ago to the pleasures of appetite and the forces of anatomical destiny.
Looks like a young Eric Holder. ;)
Nothing biased about this book.
Obama has a sister? Who is she? Where is she? Why is she never discussed in the press?
Has she started her own company like “Billy Beer?”
She pours it on, doesn’t she ?
Now the book that makes one want to puke...
This is the “dreams” scenario all ready to play out for the 2012 election to pull at the heartstrings of gullible koolaide drinkers. The problem, barry didn't have a record then, he now does. It's sad to think that they have so little respect for the intelligence of the American public that they think they can regurgitate this trick again.
Race mixing was almost unheard of then except amongst crusaders like her or jazz girls.
But even forgetting the mores of the time...there she was at 17 ..just short of 18 .....just away from home and she allows herself to be plucked by an older African married man?...many freepers would consider a 25 year old man with a 17 year old girl a crime (not me) as would some states
it's just very very odd
and from that bizarre coupling we got this President and his mindset.
man her folks must have been just as unusual...I fear she was a slattern..and a save the worlder
girls like her when I was at Ole Miss usually offered themselves up to Arab exchange students..often in group sessions
how Obama behaves towards America, White Culture , Christianity and yes Judaism as well as Western Civilization all comes from this:
His crazy mom had jungle (yes I know Kenya is more arid) fever and he has resented that forever...where that placed him. I understand that really but I hate that we share the consequence and his desire for revenge basically against a culture he despises and feels never accepted him completely.
It's funny that the great black avenger or anti-Christ or whatever..is really half white.
Who coulda made all this up and how did the media even as lib as they are...let this guy campaign unchallenged?
He's a malignant narcissist and needs therapy more than the job he has.
It has nothing to do with “feel” and everything to do with the TRUTH.
by a 25 year old married man
no question she was cavorting with him before her 18th
and listen...most white girls then did not have sex before marriage
i know it's difficult for younger freepers to imagine but over 60 folks here can tell you that most girls then unless trashy only had sex at marriage or maybe in the few months at the end of a betrothal before the wedding
Interesting time to release this book....ya know—Corsi’s book getting coverage and all....
She was a whore.
BOOK TO REVEAL OBAMA'S 'TRUE' IDENTITY?
Wed Apr 20 2011 10:35:52 ET
This year's high stakes publishing project quietly went to press this week, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
After years of research and digging by the nation's top private investigators, here it comes:
"WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE? The Case that Barack Obama is not Eligible to be President."
The street date is a LONG month away, and author Jerome Corsi, the man who torpedoed John Kerry's presidential dreams with SWIFT BOAT, has gone underground and is holding his new findings thisclose.
"It's utterly devastating," reveals a source close to the publisher. "Obama may learn things he didn't even know about himself!"
Does Corsi definitively declare the location of Obama's birth?
Will the president's attorneys attempt to interfere with the book's distribution? [The publisher vows to vigorously fight any legal action that may be taken.]
Will the book finally -- once and for all -- put an end to the growing controversy?
Or will it just ignite new ones!?
"When Donald Trump said he sent PIs to Hawaii to get to the bottom of all this, he meant this book," declares an insider.
[THE CASE ranked #1,341 on AMAZON's hitparade late Wednesday morning.]
“i know it’s difficult for younger freepers to imagine but over 60 folks here can tell you that most girls then unless trashy only had sex at marriage or maybe in the few months at the end of a betrothal before the wedding”
So true and in 1961 most 17 year old girls were strictly supervised by their parents and were not out on their own running around with 25 year old guys. And I hate to say it but at that time salt and pepper was a big no no. There were always one or two girls in every high school who were considered loose and everybody knew who they were. I’m thinking Stanley Ann was probably one of those girls. It was a different world back then.
She was just on nation TV the other day. I think the last name is Ng. Her TOTUS-bro should buy her a vowel.
I’ll 2nd that.
Hurts even more - because of her promiscuous actions and thoughtless behavior, WE have to deal with this marxist idiot and his comrades. WE’RE paying the price for her bad decisions.
Very strange - when you look back over the course of lives, how all the most innocuous of things suddenly become very important down the road.
Janny Scott was a reporter for The New York Times from 1994 to 2009, when she left to write this book. Scott lives in New York City. Nuff said.
I’ve thought about that .. how her selfish choices put a little innocent boy in such turmoil .. really tragic. And so he was forced to develop and rationalize his persona and outer brave front to survive and cope in ways no small child should ever have to .. to overcompensate for all that wackiness, chaos and stress she foisted on him.
I should add ..
and she created a monster.
The high school I attended in Washington, DC in the early sixties had a “home for wayward girls” across the street from the back of the school. Our JROTC formed up and drilled on that street an hour before the start of the school day. The pregnant white young “ladies” would hang out the windows and laughingly shout obscenities at us. The first time in my life I heard profanities from a girl’s mouth. In was also my first hearing of white trash.
I can recall only two “loose” girls suddenly transferring out in mid-year during my time there. And both had been shunned pretty much by nearly all their classmates.
A time of blessed innocent ignorance for most of us in that era so soon ended.
I really hope he keeps on talking. He’ll eventually slip up and tell another easily deconstructed lie.
“... how her selfish choices put a little innocent boy in such turmoil ...”
Funny you bring that thought up, as it went through my mind as well, looking at the pirate picture (yes, Hale has brief moments of compassion, occasionally)...
Kind of sad in a way.
Ok - I’ve had my compassion moment. He’s STILL a feckless douchebag. What he was no longer matters. What he’s DOING is ALL that matters.
we had homes for pregnant gals too..before Roe
man..aside from medical technology and affordable AC
I prefer the early 60s of my youth to this culture
well...at least they married..we think
Here in metro Nashville area which btw has according to Tennessean is one of the largest percentages of mixed race spawn in the nation...it has little to do with marriage
It's 98% undesirable white girls taking advantage of sexual opportunities unavailabloe before the stigma collapsed...just the babies..no marriage...no daddy
I would wager that in the Nashville suburb of Lebanon that 1/4 of the lower class white girls are obsese and have mixed fatherless kids
we are dealing with how that went for Obama...how about all those kids in 25 -50 years?
the better off white girls who get knocked up by black guys tend to raise their kids in their environment and those have a chance
She was a commie muzzi globe trotting whore. Who did porn on the side when she wasn’t pretending to be an “anthropologist” (another way of saying that the asians paid more for white meat, even if it was ugly).
She hated Barry because he reminded her of BHO SR. Baggage she could do without. It came to a head in Indonesia as SADO’s abuse of Barry increased. Barry went to Hawaii for the summers to stay with SADIST’s parents[I’m sure it was for the change in weather].
When back in Hawaii she wanted to dump the whiny POS for good. Barry kept asking to meet his real father and SADO thought that it might be a good way to get rid of him. That’s why BHO SR. was summoned, she wanted him to take custody and he told her to stick it. He told her that he had dozens of children of his own that he couldn’t care for.
Her parents didn’t want the demon spawn either.....which is why they arranged to pay for Sr’s expenses while in Hawaii. Eventually, SADO dumped Barry with her parents which they in turn dumped him with Frank Marshall Davis.
Abanodoned by Father, Mother, Grandparents.
Abused by mother and reared by FMD——> Explains his faggotry
Is it any wonder this guy is a narcissistic sociopath?
Let's not forget pantyhose as a factor befores Roe and the pill. Gals were fairly well armored up in panty girdles and stocking on formal dates. Definite protection against wild impulses.
man..aside from medical technology and affordable AC I prefer the early 60s of my youth to this culture.
“She was a very strong person”
She had to be, the “train” ran through her bed several nights a week.......Frank Marshall Davis was one of the Engineers!........Some claim
I still think this guy in the WH may not be the real BHO.