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A White Woman From Kansas (your drink will come out your nose alert)
New York Fishwrap ^ | 6/3/11 | Cohen

Posted on 06/03/2011 1:23:47 PM PDT by pabianice

LONDON — For a long time Barack Obama’s mother was little more than the “white woman from Wichita” mentioned in an early Los Angeles Times profile of the future president. She was the pale Kansan silhouette against whom Obama drew the vivid Kenyan figure of his absent Dad in his Bildungsroman of discovered black identity, “Dreams from My Father.”

Now, thanks to Janny Scott’s remarkable “A Singular Woman,” absence has become presence. Stanley Ann Dunham, the parent who raised Obama, emerges from romanticized vagueness into contours as original as her name. Far from “floating through foreign things,” as one colleague in Indonesia observes, “She was as type A as anybody on the team.”

That may seem a far-fetched description of a woman who was not good with money, had no fixed abode and did not see life through ambition’s narrow prism. It was the journey not the destination that mattered to Dunham. She was, in her daughter Maya Soetoro-Ng’s words, “fascinated with life’s gorgeous minutiae.” To her son the president, “idealism and naïveté” were “embedded” in her.

Yet she was also a pioneering advocate of microcredit in the rural communities of the developing world, an unrivaled authority on Javanese blacksmithing, and a firm voice for female empowerment in an Indonesia “of ‘smiling’ or gentle oppression” toward women, as she wrote in one memo for the Ford Foundation.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: childabandonment; commie; commiewhore; drifter; kansas; obama; stanleyanndunham
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Suddenly, Obama's mother -- long characterized by even the Libs as a dim-witted if willing pawn of the Left -- becomes Mother Theresa in combat boots. LOL! The stink of desperation coming from The White House can be detected all across the country.
1 posted on 06/03/2011 1:23:55 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
an unrivaled authority on Javanese blacksmithing

Color me impressed!

/s

2 posted on 06/03/2011 1:28:01 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: pabianice

Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham was nothing more than the Rachel Corrie of her day, without getting herself killed.


3 posted on 06/03/2011 1:28:59 PM PDT by Eva
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To: pabianice
I wouldn't be as kind. From what I read she was little more than two-bit slut who had a penchant for sleeping with “exotic” men. Her family must have been so proud in 1950’s America...
4 posted on 06/03/2011 1:29:24 PM PDT by apillar
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To: pabianice

Is it true this “White Woman From Kansas” used to take off her clothes and let others take pictures of her all naked like?

(Why yes. Yes she did!)

Don’t they have a word for girls like that back in Kansas?

(Why yes. They’re called sluts.)

Thanks!


5 posted on 06/03/2011 1:30:26 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: pabianice

She won a bunch of Gold medals in the Olympics using the alias “Mark Spitz”.

Look it up.


6 posted on 06/03/2011 1:31:34 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: AppyPappy
She won a bunch of Gold medals in the Olympics using the alias “Mark Spitz”. Look it up

LOL!!!

7 posted on 06/03/2011 1:32:58 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL - classic!


8 posted on 06/03/2011 1:34:09 PM PDT by MissTed ( Since beginning the gin and tonic diet, I've already lost two days!)
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To: SIDENET
Color me impressed!
That's racist! /s
9 posted on 06/03/2011 1:36:42 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Eva

Spot on, bravo!


10 posted on 06/03/2011 1:37:18 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: pabianice

Are Stanley Dunham’s nudie pictures in the book?


11 posted on 06/03/2011 1:37:48 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: pabianice

Obama’s mother was Maria Skiana


12 posted on 06/03/2011 1:41:23 PM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: pabianice
“Well, life is what it is,” she would say: As in getting pregnant at 17 by the first African student to enroll at the University of Hawaii, the brilliant Barack Hussein Obama Sr., who loved her and left her — for Harvard.

So much brilliance in this family ... I guess we won't be able to see his college transcripts either.

13 posted on 06/03/2011 1:42:14 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: pabianice

Ick. From a 2007 Chicago Trib article: “At Mercer High School, two teachers — Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman — generated regular parental thunderstorms by teaching their students to challenge societal norms and question all manner of authority. Foubert, who died recently, taught English. His texts were cutting edge: “Atlas Shrugged,” “The Organization Man,” “The Hidden Persuaders,” “1984” and the acerbic writings of H.L. Mencken.

Wichterman taught philosophy. The hallway between the two classes was known as “anarchy alley,” and students pondered the challenging notions of Wichterman’s teachings, including such philosophers as Sartre and Kierkegaard. He also touched the societal third rail of the 1950s: He questioned the existence of God. And he didn’t stop there.

“I had them read ‘The Communist Manifesto,’ and the parents went nuts,” said Wichterman, adding that parents also didn’t want any discussions about “anything to do with sex,” religion and theology. The parental protests were known as “mothers’ marches.”

“The kids started questioning things that their folks thought shouldn’t be questioned — religion, politics, parental authority,” said John Hunt, a classmate. “And a lot of parents didn’t like that, and they tried to get them [Wichterman and Foubert] fired.”

The Dunhams did not join the uproar. Madelyn and Stanley shed their Methodist and Baptist upbringing and began attending Sunday services at the East Shore Unitarian Church in nearby Bellevue.

“In the 1950s, this was sometimes known as ‘the little Red church on the hill,’ “ said Peter Luton, the church’s senior minister, referring to the effects of McCarthyism. Skepticism, the kind that Stanley embraced and passed on to his daughter, was welcomed here.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/chi-0703270151mar27-archive,0,2623808.story?page=3


14 posted on 06/03/2011 1:43:13 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: pabianice

Javanese blacksmithing instructions.

1. Heat something iron over a dung fueled fire.
2. Place said glowing hot item on anvil and beat with a hammer.

There, now we’re ALL experts on Javanese blacksmithing.


15 posted on 06/03/2011 1:43:22 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: pabianice

“To her son the president, “idealism and naïveté” were “embedded” in her.”

That’s not the only thing that was “embedded” in her.


16 posted on 06/03/2011 1:43:43 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: pabianice

17 posted on 06/03/2011 1:44:23 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: pabianice

Sounds like Stanley Ann Dunham’s parents wanted a boy. Or the nurse on duty got the name backwards - shoulda been Ann Stanley Dunham. Either way, massive confusion seems to be an inherited trait of that family’s DNA strain.


18 posted on 06/03/2011 1:45:14 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: pabianice

where’s the part where the left gives her a medal for dumping her kid and taking off?


19 posted on 06/03/2011 1:45:46 PM PDT by two23 (Liberals Have Created a Culture of Lies)
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To: forgotten man

Just do a search and they will show up. Three or four pix-it is obviously her.


20 posted on 06/03/2011 1:46:23 PM PDT by chronicles
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To: pabianice

....I said “Bildungsroman” — in some essential sense “Dreams from My Father” was fictionalized....

Almost right! It was nearly pure fiction. And obama never wrote it, or anything else of consequence.

obama’s mother was a communist with a strong affinity for muslims. That explains a lot about how obama turned out.


21 posted on 06/03/2011 1:48:07 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: chronicles

Better move fast. I’ll bet $10 that Google is even now scrubbing the Web of every trace of her.


22 posted on 06/03/2011 1:49:18 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: MissMack99
Nope. Name was no mistake, "The education of Obama the would-be politician didn't begin, of course, until after his birth in 1961, in Honolulu. But the parental traits that would mold him -- a contrarian worldview, an initial rejection of organized religion, a questioning nature -- were already taking shape years earlier in the nomadic and sometimes tempestuous Dunham family, where the only child was a curious and precocious daughter of a father who wanted a boy so badly that he named her Stanley -- after himself." http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/chi-0703270151mar27-archive,0,2623808.story?page=1
23 posted on 06/03/2011 1:51:12 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: TennesseeGirl
“I had them read ‘The Communist Manifesto,’ and the parents went nuts,” said Wichterman,

Actually, I had to read that garbage for a college history class, and ironically it converted me to conservatism, as I instinctively knew it was the biggest pile of horsecrap I'd ever read.

24 posted on 06/03/2011 1:52:22 PM PDT by Marathoner (Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, RATS GOTTA TAX!)
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To: pabianice

Hey, I wanna read about John Edwards’ momma. Just think, a little, tiny change in one past election, and we’d all be reading it, like it or not.

As for this one - another trashy red diaper baby.


25 posted on 06/03/2011 1:54:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Marathoner
Actually, I had to read that garbage for a college history class

Ditto on the crap -- I read Marx for a high school English lit class.

26 posted on 06/03/2011 1:54:54 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: pabianice
She missed her son. The decision to send him to get educated in America was brave — and has changed the world in that Obama would not otherwise have become a black American. This is a central conundrum of a book that makes Obama’s white parent palpable for the first time.

In an affecting passage one colleague, Don Johnston, describes how Dunham “felt a little bit wistful or sad that Barack had essentially moved to Chicago and chosen to take on a really strongly identified black identity” that had “not really been part of who he was when he was growing up.” She felt that “he was distancing himself from her” in a “professional choice.”

LOL! Blackness as a profession! Barack the Professional Negro!

27 posted on 06/03/2011 1:56:05 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: pabianice

gag !! hurl !!


28 posted on 06/03/2011 1:56:25 PM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: TennesseeGirl
The Dunhams did not join the uproar. Madelyn and Stanley shed their Methodist and Baptist upbringing and began attending Sunday services at the East Shore Unitarian Church in nearby Bellevue.

“In the 1950s, this was sometimes known as ‘the little Red church on the hill,’ “ said Peter Luton, the church’s senior minister, referring to the effects of McCarthyism. Skepticism, the kind that Stanley embraced and passed on to his daughter, was welcomed here.” http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/obama/chi-0703270151mar27-archive,0,2623808.story?page=3


That would explain the clinging to guns and God quote from DEAR LEADER.
29 posted on 06/03/2011 1:57:33 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty ("You're a different kind of special..........")
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To: pabianice
As in getting pregnant at 17 by the first African student to enroll at the University of Hawaii, the brilliant Barack Hussein Obama Sr., who loved her and left her — for Harvard. Adulthood was thrust on her early.

Yeah, yeah, wasn't the little tramp noble. Got dumped by her African after he used her as a disposable scum bag, what a surprise...

I'm so tired of all the sad stories about white "baby mommas" getting mistreated by their black "baby daddies" that I'm just losing all my natural sympathy for these poor souls...

30 posted on 06/03/2011 1:59:01 PM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Obama’s magnetic personality attracted Dunham, and in February 1961 the two got married, not telling their friends until afterward. By this time Dunham was nearly three months pregnant; it is something of a mystery whether the pregnancy or true love brought on the marriage. On August 4, 1961, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Honolulu. News of the marriage and baby shocked Dunham’s friends. She had not had a steady boyfriend in high school and had not seemed interested in children, even declining to babysit though nearly all of her girlfriends did. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:0FDMgE-5P9wJ:www.historylink.org/_content/printer_friendly/pf_output.cfm%3Ffile_id%3D8897+%22ann+dunham%22+%22bellevue%22+seattle&cd=8&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com

Apparently, the wallflower blossomed in HI.

31 posted on 06/03/2011 2:00:09 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: Malone LaVeigh

“Obama Sr., who loved her and left her — for Harvard.”
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except that is also a lie. he remained in Hawaii after Aug 1961. SHE moved to Washington State, only weeks later.

(besides the fact that there is no record of their being married (invalid anyway, since Obama Sr was already married), no photos of them together, no friends recall them together at the time, no evidence they ever lived together, and Obama Sr.’s US STATE DEPARTMENT files don’t list Obama as his child in 1961, only his other son “Roy”.
...and his age in 1961, accord to the US State Department files, was 27, not 25 as the LFBC states. SAD didn’t even know her own husbands age?)


32 posted on 06/03/2011 2:00:17 PM PDT by Elendur (the hope and change i need: Sarah / Colonel West in 2012)
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To: TennesseeGirl

i never got the impression that obama had a ‘questioning nature’. he seems not the least bit curious.
As Reagan said once, ‘A Communist is someone who reads marx. An Anti Communist is someone who understands marx.’

With all the imperical evidence that collectivism fails, is it his arrogance that causes him to believe he could make it work or deep down he knows the ‘tragedy of the commons’ is the desired end?


33 posted on 06/03/2011 2:02:21 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is destiny)
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To: pabianice
...microcredit in the rural communities of the developing world...

Where's the part where she worked with Tax-Cheat Timmah's daddy in Indonesia????

34 posted on 06/03/2011 2:02:35 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Don't you forget that you're First Marines! Not all the communists in Hell can overrun you! "Chesty")
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To: 762X51

That’s really funny!


35 posted on 06/03/2011 2:03:48 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If you can read this post, the world did not end on May 21st.)
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To: Eva
Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham was nothing more than the Rachel Corrie of her day, without getting herself killed.

AKA useful idiot

36 posted on 06/03/2011 2:04:50 PM PDT by Gordon Pym (2+2=4)
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To: pabianice
My favorite descriptive - Obama's "almost feline coolness"

The jokes write themselves.
37 posted on 06/03/2011 2:08:14 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: pabianice
Obama drew the vivid Kenyan figure of his absent Dad in his Bildungsroman of discovered black identity, “Dreams from My Father.”

Recently, on FreeRepublic, I saw Obama referred to as "The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers." I don't know who gets the credit for it, but it's my second-favorite line ever.

Okay, since you asked--my favortie line of all time was the headline in the New York Post alluding to the demise of Ike Turner:

Ike, 76, Beats Tina to Death

38 posted on 06/03/2011 2:08:42 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (If you can read this post, the world did not end on May 21st.)
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To: Apparatchik

“My favorite descriptive - Obama’s “almost feline coolness”

He’s cool like a spraying cat.


39 posted on 06/03/2011 2:13:25 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: pabianice

She liked guys of color. Didn’t care if they could take care of her and her offspring. Pop one out and push it off on the Grand parents. She had to discover the world. No time for kids.


40 posted on 06/03/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: pabianice

Stanley Ann Dunham worked for Peter F. Geithner. The turbo-tax kids father.Peter was the director of the Ford Foundation. Obama’s mother Ann looked over the Ford micro finance program she was developing.

Timothy spent most of his childhood in Zimbabwe, Zambia, India, Thailand and finished high school in Bangkok.To think Obama’ father worked for shell oil and his step father worked for Mobil oil!Peter F Geithner was also inter woven with Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers and Bob Schrank who was the author of Growing up Radical and Red in the USA!

http://www.oilforimmigration.org/facts/?p=4695#more-4695


41 posted on 06/03/2011 2:22:07 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Gordon Pym

I don’t know like about being useful, more like useless. As my husband would say, like a third tit.

These women were both looking for the meaning of life and never found it. At least Rachel Corrie died before she could mess up anyone else’s life in the process.


42 posted on 06/03/2011 2:22:48 PM PDT by Eva
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To: MissMack99

Her father really wanted a son. I imagine knowing that could mess up a girl, especially since she was given a boy’s name. One messed up family.


43 posted on 06/03/2011 2:25:25 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Malone LaVeigh
As in getting pregnant at 17 by the first African student to enroll at the University of Hawaii

Are you sure? My read indicates it is possible that the father may be other than BHO Sr.

44 posted on 06/03/2011 2:26:41 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: pabianice
"Being biracial in the America Obama grew up in was not much of an option. "

Uh, he didn't grow up in the Kansas type of America. He grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, likely quite the places for bi-raciality acceptance.

45 posted on 06/03/2011 2:27:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: pabianice
Stanley Ann Dunham's favorite movie...she saw it several days before meeting the African transient student. Photobucket
46 posted on 06/03/2011 2:28:07 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: pabianice

The family moved to Seattle in 1955. I’d hardly call Stanley Ann a Kansas gal. Her formative years were spent in the Pacific Northwest.


47 posted on 06/03/2011 2:29:27 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: pabianice

48 posted on 06/03/2011 2:33:22 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: pabianice
Photobucket
49 posted on 06/03/2011 2:35:30 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: Eva

The hippie skank from the “lil’ red schoolhouse” Is how I would characterize her.


50 posted on 06/03/2011 2:36:32 PM PDT by Rocketwolf68 (Bring back the crusades)
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