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How Obama Became Black (Barry the Chameleon)
Washington Compost ^ | 6/15/2012 | David "Composite Girlfriend" Maraniss

Posted on 06/15/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by mojito

“How come his mother’s skin is bright while her son’s is way darker?”

Everything about Barry seemed different to his classmates and first-grade teacher, Israela Pareira, at S.D. Katolik Santo Fransiskus in Jakarta, Indonesia. He came in wearing shoes and socks, with long pants, a black belt and a white shirt neatly tucked in. The other boys wore short pants above the knee, and they often left their flip-flops or sandals outside the classroom and studied in bare feet. Barry was the only one who could not speak Bahasa Indonesia that first year. Ms. Pareira was the only one who understood his English. He was a fast learner, but in the meantime some boys communicated with him in a sign language they jokingly called “Bahasa tarzan.”

When [his mother] Ann accompanied him to school the first day, Ms. Pareira was confused. He looked like he was from Ambon, one of the thousands of islands comprising Indonesia. It was nearly 1,500 miles east of Jakarta, and the people there were known for having darker skin. In itself, this was no big deal; the classroom was heterogeneous: Javanese, Betawanese, Bataknese, Padangnese, Ambonese, Christian and Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist. But he did not look like his mother.

“She introduced herself as a foreigner, coming from Hawaii, and she pointed at Barry — ‘This is my son.’ We — me and the students who saw them for the first time — only asked ourselves, ‘How come his mother’s skin is bright while her son’s is way darker?’ It was a big question for us. But watching her drop him off at school [day after day], we became used to the idea that Barry is her son.”

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barrysoetero; chicago; nationofislam; obama
The moving and inspiring story of how Barry decided that he could be Barack in Chicago and people would think he was Nation of Islam, until he realized that Nation of Islam doesn't get you into national office.
1 posted on 06/15/2012 7:16:43 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Love the byline.


2 posted on 06/15/2012 7:19:27 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Obama needs more time. After all -- Rome wasn't burned in a day.)
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To: mojito
maybe because they never saw him with his shirt off ?


3 posted on 06/15/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance)
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To: mojito

wierd


4 posted on 06/15/2012 7:33:15 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mojito

While still barely breaking the surface, this article seems to be more details of The One’s history than we got in 2008 from the MSM. This is the first time I’ve seen anybody from his Occidental days quoted, albeit an obvious fellow traveller.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 7:34:54 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: mojito

If he was Elizabeth Warren’s son he could be a half-breed.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: stylin19a

“Wow, he’s sooooo ripped! How is it possible that a man could be in such great shape?!?! His physique is sooooo amazing! We are all sooooo jealous!”

At least that’s how I remember the commentary from the idiot media when that picture came out. Wondered if any of them had ever been to a gym, or participated in a road race or triathlon. You see men his age and older every day who put him to shame.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 7:52:49 AM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: mojito; WildHighlander57; LucyT; Brown Deer; SvenMagnussen

Interesting?


8 posted on 06/15/2012 8:00:55 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: Iron Munro
If he was Elizabeth Warren’s son he could be a half-breed.

OK that's today's spewie award. Well done!

9 posted on 06/15/2012 8:05:45 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: hoosiermama; SvenMagnussen

From the article:

.....S.D. Katolik Santo Fransiskus in Jakarta,Indonesia.......

Is this school “St. Francis of Assisi”?

In another thread (I think “Morphing 0 Biography” one) Sven claimed Neal Boortz’s sister taught 0 at St. Francis of Assisi (sp?)

Can anyone verify if Boortz’s sister taught school, and if so, when and where?


10 posted on 06/15/2012 8:24:22 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: hoosiermama

From the article:

“A few years later,Barry’s seventh-grade teacher,Miss Kang,posed eight members of her class for a yearbook photo in front of a blackboard that had the white-chalk message “MIXED RACES OF AMERICA” and a caption that read: “Whether you’re a Tamura or a Ching or an Obama,we share the same world.” Barry,looking pudgy-faced,sporting a paisley shirt and the beginnings of an afro,flashed the peace sign.”

Anybody have an UNREDACTED picture of this event?

I recall a pic got posted on FR with some of the captions blurred out. Don’t remember which thread though.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 8:51:04 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57; STARWISE; LucyT; Fred Nerks; maggief; onyx

Santo = Saint
Fransiskus = Francis

Boortz is now Espicopalian. Family was military so they moved around a lot.


14 posted on 06/15/2012 9:21:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: WildHighlander57
Assisi is from the same root word as assistant. If refers to the nuns/second order or Poor Clair (s).
15 posted on 06/15/2012 10:19:20 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: WildHighlander57; LucyT; Brown Deer; SvenMagnussen

From:
http://townhall.com/columnists/nealboortz/2011/11/29/newt_on_immigration
From Boortz own words:
,,,snip...
He lived in Indonesia, for crying out loud, for much of his childhood; that and Hawaii. Well guess what? I lived in Hawaii too, and I can tell you that as a student in Hawaiian schools you weren’t exactly saturated with American culture and history. Hawaiian history? Sure. And that’s understandable. Hawaiians are very proud of their heritage. But U.S. history? Only what the schools absolutely had to include. And that private school, Punahou, that Obama went to in Honolulu? Here’s another “guess what?” My sister taught there; right around the time that Barry was a student. Again – not a place where you’re going to learn what a blessing it is to be an American and a citizen...
...snip...


16 posted on 06/15/2012 10:50:33 AM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: hoosiermama; SvenMagnussen

OK

St. Francis of Assisi school is in INDONESIA.

Punahou is in HAWAII.

Per Neal Boortz’s comment in the post referenced, his sister taught at Hawaii NOT Indonesia.

Sven, do you have information to the contrary??


17 posted on 06/15/2012 11:28:57 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

It was post #49 of this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2894918/posts?page=49#49


18 posted on 06/15/2012 11:53:32 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

Where does it say Boortz’s sister did not teach in Indonesia?


19 posted on 06/15/2012 4:19:56 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Gossip is Satin's talk radio.)
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To: hoosiermama

Episcopalian? When I lived in Atlanta he was Presbyterian. I remember he attended the same church as some friends of ours. Where is he attending now?
Jane Fonda was Methodist and attended the same church that other friends attended.
And if we went shopping at the right time we might see Elton John shopping at the Peachtree Battle A&P.
It was a small and interesting world. :)


20 posted on 06/15/2012 4:41:01 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

got information from Wiki....They could be wrong.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: SvenMagnussen

Post 16, this thread.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 6:23:38 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57

No, post 16 says his sister taught in Hawaii. It does not say his sister did not teach in Indonesia.

According to Boortz’s bio, he lived in Hawaii with his Marine father before he graudated high school. Boortz graduated high school in Pensacola, FL in 1963. That puts the Boortz family in Hawaii before 1963.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 6:44:30 PM PDT by SvenMagnussen (Gossip is Satin's talk radio.)
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To: SvenMagnussen

Where does it say boortz’s sister taught in Indonesia?

Positive proof is needed; what is the source?


24 posted on 06/15/2012 9:12:47 PM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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