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Obama sits out beloved auntís funeral to get his golf on
rare.us ^ | April 23, 2014 | Douglas Barclay

Posted on 04/26/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT by upchuck

She was known for helping out the family when the first daughters were born and received a nice passage in his first book, yet President Barack Obama’s late aunt wasn’t important enough for him to skip his golf game.

When Zeituni Onyango died two weeks ago, President Obama helped pay for the funeral expenses, and sent a note. Instead of attending her funeral, the New York Times reports he went golfing instead.

“Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday, they described Ms. Onyango, the half sister of the president’s father, as ‘the spirit of the Obama family’ and talked about raising money to send her body back to Kenya. Mr. Obama helped pay funeral expenses and sent a condolence note, Ms. Onyango’s family members said, but the president did not attend, as he was golfing,” Jason Horowitz wrote in the New York Times.

The newspaper delves into the strained relationship that the president has with his extended family.

Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, flew in for the funeral services but didn’t expect to see his famous half-brother.

While Malik Obama was once close to the president, his political future has strained their relationship.

“Right now, I would say that things have changed.”


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Weeping before a polished wood coffin at her wake this past Saturday...

Who's got the .gif of Clinton joking around at the funeral until he saw the camera on him and went into full weep mode? Wonder if Billy gave lessons to nobama?

1 posted on 04/26/2014 10:57:45 AM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

“President Obama helped pay for the funeral expenses”

Barry bought her a funeral plot a few years ago for a Kwaanza present.
The next year, he gave her nothing. She was disappointed and asked him why.
“You haven’t used the last present I bought for you.” he said, the little smart ...

Maybe Barry and his family of grifting Kenyan muslims might repay the American taxpayers for providing his illegal relatives with three hots and a cot, medical care, and so forth and so on, all these years.
(Yeah, like that’s gonna happen ... )


2 posted on 04/26/2014 11:05:04 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: upchuck


3 posted on 04/26/2014 11:06:03 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: upchuck

This is just about like the old golf joke involving a funeral procession and a punch line something like: “Well,” Charlie says, “we were married for 25 years.”


4 posted on 04/26/2014 11:06:35 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: upchuck

She’s not worth the time and trouble. Obama has more important things to do.


5 posted on 04/26/2014 11:07:23 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: upchuck

He caught so much flak at Mandella’s funeral; it might be for the best to skip this one. Besides, no hot head’s of state to flirt with at his aunt’s funeral.


6 posted on 04/26/2014 11:08:56 AM PDT by rey
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To: upchuck

His whole family is nothing but “half” this and “step” that. Aren’t there ANY normal relations in his family?


7 posted on 04/26/2014 11:08:59 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: upchuck

If Obama attended the funeral, there would a lot of press coverage, and then a lot more people would learn about his illegal alien aunt allowed to live in government housing for years despite deportation orders. Then they might learn about his drunk driver illegal alien uncle, and his corrupt politician half brother, and ...

Maybe a few voters would say, “Who the freep are these people, anyway?!?”


8 posted on 04/26/2014 11:09:32 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I'd forgotten how much fun it is having a dog.)
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To: upchuck

Hussein doesn’t give a damn about even his own family.


9 posted on 04/26/2014 11:09:34 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Cicero

If I recall correctly, at the time of Obama’s grandmother’s death, there were reports that his wife and daughters had never met his grandmother. The family has some secrets and strained relationships, it would appear.


10 posted on 04/26/2014 11:10:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: Cicero

“She’s of no further use, Lew...”


11 posted on 04/26/2014 11:13:46 AM PDT by beelzepug (You can't fix a broken washing machine by washing more expensive clothes in it.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Ø’s supposed Father was a drunk scumbag who lost his legs driving drunk. Who knows how many women he infected.


12 posted on 04/26/2014 11:17:55 AM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: upchuck

One less illegal alien Obama leeching off our taxpaying citizens.


13 posted on 04/26/2014 11:40:43 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: upchuck
beloved aunt’s funeral?

The only person alive who is beloved of Obama is himself. Obama tolerates his children, pretends to tolerate his wife, but he probably spends every free moment he has in self-worship, expressing his only true love.

14 posted on 04/26/2014 11:44:23 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Tax-chick

That was my thought.

He doesn’t have a strong sense of duty, though, when it comes to this type of stuff. I remember a few years ago there was a big to-do about a visit to some wounded veterans being cancelled.(It might have been during the campaign.) There were various explanations, one being that he would have missed a work-out. But my explanation was that he didnt feel like it, pure and simple.
I think it’s partly a characteristic if his age group, not just being Obama. A lot of baby-boomers and gen x-ers have a different view if stuff like trust than earlier generations. “Duty” is for the birds. They do what they want to or have to, that’s it. Thats one if the reasons that church attendance in this group ebbs and flows. To them pleasing themselves and not being hypocrites is the real virtue.


15 posted on 04/26/2014 11:45:07 AM PDT by crazycatlady
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To: boycott

After the Islamic prayers; Golf is Obama’s most enticing pleasure...


16 posted on 04/26/2014 11:49:46 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Chode

It’s been over 20 years...I still haven’t forgotten this fraud clown act.


17 posted on 04/26/2014 11:51:58 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper
Oscar worthy performance for sure
18 posted on 04/26/2014 11:54:50 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

Personally, I do not believe that the now dead aunt and also the dead uncle were his blood relatives. Just more B.S. for us to swallow. I do however believe that golf is far more important to odumbo then some funeral.


19 posted on 04/26/2014 12:00:04 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: All

Man1: “We were golfing until Harry had a problem and keeled over!”.

Man2: “That’s horrible!”

Man1: “You’re telling me! It was hit the ball, drag Harry, hit the ball, drag Harry...”.


20 posted on 04/26/2014 12:03:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: upchuck
Give him a break. Maybe he was “teeing up” more sanctions on Russia.
21 posted on 04/26/2014 12:06:53 PM PDT by McGruff (Clinton had his Kosovo, Obama has his Ukraine.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Just so. When Obama went to Hawaii to pay a last visit to his dying grandmother—and perhaps to speed up the process, or to search the house for a paper copy of his birth certificate that has been said to be there—he neglected to take his wife or daughters, even though this would be their last chance to meet her.

He did this, even though back then they were pretending to be one big happy family that vacationed together.

It’s pretty clear that he doesn’t give a damn about any of his relatives, or his wife, or his daughters. Or, probably, his dog. It’s too much trouble for him even to PRETEND to care.


22 posted on 04/26/2014 12:20:13 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Progov
wouldn't surprise me, but priorities are priorities...
23 posted on 04/26/2014 12:21:04 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

That’s the one! Thanks.


24 posted on 04/26/2014 12:47:28 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: Chode

What a narcissistic, uncaring bastard. Betcha nobama is jealous.


25 posted on 04/26/2014 12:49:50 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: upchuck
no doubt... learning at the knee of the master
26 posted on 04/26/2014 12:55:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: upchuck
‘the spirit of the Obama family’

Oh, you mean illegal aliens and welfare cheats?

27 posted on 04/26/2014 1:10:17 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: upchuck

His aunt was just a prop for him to use as needed. The prop is now dead, Obama doesn’t go to pay respects to a dead prop, just as he wouldn’t pay respects to a broken teleprompter.


28 posted on 04/26/2014 1:33:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: boycott

His “half” family. ;)


29 posted on 04/26/2014 1:50:50 PM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: Secret Agent Man
When it's bozo's time to meet his maker, there's going to be such high-fiving, such cheers, such clapping, such popping of champagne corks at this dog's funeral, if there is one. I'll betcha the mooch will just dump him in the garbage disposal...no use spending good money after bad to bury the lousy fag.
30 posted on 04/26/2014 2:36:33 PM PDT by itssme
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To: upchuck

I can’t wait to NOT attend BOs funeral.


31 posted on 04/26/2014 2:50:44 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

The illegal alien was his child’s nanny...that’s why he brought her here. The bum should show some respect her.


32 posted on 04/26/2014 2:51:56 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Cicero

Obama: Muslim Call to Prayer One of the Prettiest Sounds on Earth

After the Islamic prayers; Golf is Obama’s most enticing pleasure...


33 posted on 04/26/2014 3:13:00 PM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

I think he needs to find a golf course next to a mosque. But preferably a military golf course, so he can continue to kick all of the usual users off the course while he plays.


34 posted on 04/26/2014 3:39:06 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: upchuck; zot

At least the man is consistent with his priorities, come international crisis or relative’s funeral — a round of golf wins out every time.


35 posted on 04/26/2014 3:59:15 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Yeah, he’s consistent.


36 posted on 04/26/2014 8:10:18 PM PDT by zot
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