Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Public Tribute Planned For Obama's Grandmother Obama Family Not Scheduled To Attend Service
Kitv ^ | Nov. 12, 2008

Posted on 11/13/2008 10:06:00 AM PST by COUNTrecount

HONOLULU -- A tribute service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother has been scheduled for the public to attend.

The service to honor Madelyn Dunham will be held on Friday at 5 p.m. at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: bho2008; dunham; hawaii; obamafamily; obamagrandmama; obamatransitionfile; obamatruthfile; photoops; publicitystunt; toot; tribute; typicalwhiteperson
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

1 posted on 11/13/2008 10:06:02 AM PST by COUNTrecount
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount
sucks she died. but being used for political purposes (aka "all hail the queen mother") is stupid

what a mess we got ourselves into this time.

2 posted on 11/13/2008 10:07:39 AM PST by MetalHeadConservative35 (I Know Not What Course Others May Take, As For Me,Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

don’t get it
she came out saying it was a broken hip, Obama rushed to her side , well not rushed by went to HI for two days two days later of the news breaking.
She then died of cancer, RIP.

Now obama is not attending her funeral

puzzling to me, back then he was in a middle of a campaign now he is not.
He had to go that week , emergency as one of his staff said.

Now he does not go to rest her soul


3 posted on 11/13/2008 10:10:00 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Prepare the live volcano to receive another.


4 posted on 11/13/2008 10:11:47 AM PST by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Obama is too busy with other things: like tanking the stock market.


5 posted on 11/13/2008 10:12:06 AM PST by library user
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Ahhhhh....Hawaii in December. What an ungrateful puke.


6 posted on 11/13/2008 10:12:10 AM PST by jennyjenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc

This looks like a public service. Perhaps they are doing a family one when they travel out there in December.

I heard on the radio that the Westboro a-holes were planning on protesting the funeral. I really hope not.


7 posted on 11/13/2008 10:13:26 AM PST by elc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

how puzzling that he and family will not attend the funeral of the woman who raised him

bizarre actually ... sorry but dark thoughts come to mind given the timing of his hurried last visit, timing of her death, the cancer which was never announced until she died,
and the election. Did Toot refuse to agree to be permanently muzzled about his birth?

a “public tribute”- how odd is that? a mini-Wellstone funeral but without Obama? Will they ask the public attending for donations?


8 posted on 11/13/2008 10:15:57 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

“The family will not be in attendance of the event.”

Perhaps they were not invited.


9 posted on 11/13/2008 10:16:40 AM PST by thesetruths
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

A public tribute to a woman that the public hasn’t seen in how long?


10 posted on 11/13/2008 10:17:29 AM PST by autumnraine (Churchill: " we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall never surrender")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MetalHeadConservative35

Well...after all the time that has lapsed between now and her death, we know there won’t be an open coffin...not to mention the knife in the back and the bus tracks that would have to be dealt with.


11 posted on 11/13/2008 10:17:46 AM PST by top 2 toe red (Some names I will never, ever dignify with a Capital letter again!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Thank you for posting this. It has been driving me crazy that there has been no mention of a funeral for BHO’s grandmother. Hmmmmm.........


12 posted on 11/13/2008 10:20:20 AM PST by kcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc
she came out saying it was a broken hip, Obama rushed to her side , well not rushed by went to HI for two days two days later of the news breaking. She then died of cancer, RIP.

Sometimes people will fracture bones because the cancer had spread to the bone making it weaker. These are referred to as "pathological fractures" so the two different stories are not necessarily incompatible.

Good luck finding out anything about anyone in his family however.

He doesn't have to worry about her giving any secrets away any longer either.

13 posted on 11/13/2008 10:20:21 AM PST by johniegrad
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: library user

Perhaps there were stipulations.


14 posted on 11/13/2008 10:21:10 AM PST by thesetruths
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine
"A public tribute to a woman that the public hasn’t seen in how long? "

His last blood link to a "typical white person" is gone...nothing left to remind him now.
15 posted on 11/13/2008 10:21:24 AM PST by FrankR (Operation Tightbelt...he can't redistribute what isn't there...stop all un-necessary spending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Her death, which conveniently occurred on the eve of the election and was disclosed to the media just before the nightly news hour (even though it had happened many hours earlier) is now an inconvenient bummer and they don’t want nobody to spoil their celebration.


16 posted on 11/13/2008 10:22:38 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

C-R-E-E-P-Y.....


17 posted on 11/13/2008 10:22:55 AM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: manc

He had to go look for his birth certificate. < /tinfoil/2 >


18 posted on 11/13/2008 10:23:20 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: top 2 toe red

Many, Many years ago I flew 800 miles to attend my grandmother’s funeral, and changed planes twice to get there ...although I was very young...anyone not giving respect to family members is very disturbing to me.


19 posted on 11/13/2008 10:23:49 AM PST by Kackikat (.It's NOT over until it's over and it's NOT over yet....The Trumpet will sound....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: FrankR
His last blood link to a "typical white person" is gone...nothing left to remind him now.

No, his white grandmother's brother's uncle who fought in WWII is still alive. Remember his boast during Memorial Day?

20 posted on 11/13/2008 10:24:11 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: weegee

Yeah but he’s a nutcase living in the attic. Who could possibly believe any “stories” he comes up with.


21 posted on 11/13/2008 10:27:51 AM PST by jennyjenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

It doesn’t matter because the election is over and she’s a useless prop.


22 posted on 11/13/2008 10:28:37 AM PST by Boston Blackie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

If this is simply a public event that Obama and family have no intention of attending, why wait 2 weeks after her to have it?


23 posted on 11/13/2008 10:29:13 AM PST by jennyjenny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: silverleaf
The question isn't whether she was “muzzled”, for whatever reason, she clearly held her tongue. What is left lingering is whether she succumbed consciously or whether she was given morphine to send her into a “deep sleep” on the eve of the election (with Barack paying his last respects).

Was she conscious when he visited?

24 posted on 11/13/2008 10:31:32 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

If I attend this “public service”, does it count against the hours of public service that Obamanation will require of me? Do I need to get a card stamped or something?


25 posted on 11/13/2008 10:32:35 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Something seems odd to me. It seems that every time a new question is asked, a release like this one “suddenly” appears. I wonder if there is anyway to prove this story is true.


26 posted on 11/13/2008 10:35:24 AM PST by sageb1 (Justice is for lawyers. Liberty is for We,The People.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: weegee
"No, his white grandmother's brother's uncle who fought in WWII is still alive. Remember his boast during Memorial Day? "

Wouldn't that be HER uncle too?
27 posted on 11/13/2008 10:38:47 AM PST by FrankR (Operation Tightbelt...he can't redistribute what isn't there...stop all un-necessary spending.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

First he throws her under the bus and then he declines to attend her memorial service. Hmmmm.


28 posted on 11/13/2008 10:38:54 AM PST by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: weegee

No one will ever know what happened unless his sister (or a personal aide or medical doctor talks)
Want to bet Toot had a non English speaking personal aide helping to care for her, who has now left the islands?
The cancer thing was really odd. It was never even mentioned until the death occurred.

Soetero Sis has already “screwed up” by contradicting his fictional autobiography on which hospital he was born in .... So Maya better walk a fine line on who she talks to


29 posted on 11/13/2008 10:40:14 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine

In fact the public has NEVER seen a photo of an adult Obama with his grandmother. You have to wonder if they were ever together for one to be taken. I wish the media would can those of him at maybe 17 with her. People with no respect would be how I describe Obama and his scowling wife.


30 posted on 11/13/2008 11:03:21 AM PST by nclaurel
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: FrankR

It’s a joke. I do not recall the relationship Obama claimed. There were several uncles. I think they are his mother’s uncles (great uncles) on his grandmama’s side.

But who knows?

If such extended relations can be cited to claim “me too” and “(I) was there at the liberation of the Nazi death camps” then they are still valid typical white people from his bloodline.


31 posted on 11/13/2008 11:04:10 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: weegee

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2008/05/27/obamas_uncle_and_the_liberatio.html

Obama’s Uncle and the Liberation of Auschwitz

In the annals of the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama’s Auschwitz moment may yet become the stuff of legend.

For months, the Republican National Committee, grumbling John McCain staffers and an array of conservative bloggers have tried to label Obama as a serial exaggerator and an heir to Al Gore, who Republicans successfully tarred in 2000 as someone who claimed to have discovered Love Canal and invented the Internet.

It just wasn’t sticking.

Now, they think they’ve caught him red handed.

Obama didn’t mince words in the story of his uncle yesterday in New Mexico. As he spoke of the need to provide combat veterans better health care, especially better mental health care, Obama let loose a three-Pinocchio doozy:

“I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps,” Obama said, slowly and methodically. “And the story in my family is that when he came home, he just went into the attic, and he didn’t leave the house for six months. Alright? Now, obviously something had affected him deeply, but at the time, there just weren’t the kinds of facilities to help somebody work through that kind of pain.”


32 posted on 11/13/2008 11:11:06 AM PST by weegee (Global Warming Change? Fight Global Socialist CHANGE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

This is very weird and very creepy.

None in the MSM even mention it. How bizarre.


33 posted on 11/13/2008 11:13:31 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: autumnraine; weegee

See point 18 please.......

CHANGE! CHANGE! CHANGE!
Open Dislosure or CHANGE to Complete Deceit?

1. No living witnesses attest to his birth in Hawaii (Family members, Doctors, Nurses, Friends or Neighbors)

2. No prior neighbors, friends, or former claasmates have come forward and placed his mother visably pregnant in Hawaii.

3. Refusal to disclose the Original Birth Certificate that would reveal date, place, parentage, and blood type after numerous requests

4. No infant or very early childhood photos with mother, father, grandparents, or friends in any location have been published.

5. No existing Dept. of Education Hawaii records for Noeliani Elementary kindergarten class where he claimed he attended (Note: Birth Certificate required for registration)

6. No release of medical records that could trace to circumstances of birth including dates, place, parentage, blood type, etc.

7. No educational records released, all secondary education records sealed including applications that would reveal legal name, age, US or foreign student status.

8. No records of adoption, name change, or explanation for use of several names that have been documented through the years.

9. Video testimony of high school friend (Blake) who explains he travelled through Washingtom State as a newborn enroute to Harvard to join a father who oddly did not attend Harvard until the following year. (Either the biography or the testimony is an untruth.)

10. Birth announcements supposedly placed in Hawaiin newspapers that have not been substantiated with microfiche and a home address listed in the notice unrelated to all known and documented famial addresses.

11. Testimony of a Kenyan Grandmother and two half siblings who state he was born in Kenya, but now refuse to be interviewed?

12. Documentation that lists him by another name than his current name while enrolled in school in Indonesia?

13. Three separate breaches of his Passport file by independent contractors to the State Department in January & February ‘08 conducted by his campaign donors? See PassportGate.

14. Personal attempts to slide verbage into unecessary Senate Resolution 511 that would have granted natural-born status retroactively to infants born abroad to all single US citizens regardless of circumstance?

15. Allowing forged copies of his purported COLB to stand on Democrat websites?

16. Numerous descrepancies regarding dates and locations that differ from the original biographies presented to the general public. Actual school attendance, apartment locations, major historic events are inconsistent with the timeline presented.)

17. Spending millions of dollars hiring teams of Constitutional lawyers to fight the disclosure of the original BC in multiple states and levels of jurisdiction up through the Supreme Court of the United States?

18. No public statement from his beloved grandmother or interviews allowed since 2004. Known as a pioneer feminist in the banking industry, she undoubtedly would have drawn supporters to the campaign. After nearly a solid year of speculation and curiosity which erupted during the early Primary election, she never came forward with a simple statement on her grandson’s behalf.

19. Amiguous public statements by Hawai’in authorities, stating they have ‘A’ certificate on file, BUT never stating he is born in Hawaii or a native born citizen of the Uniited States of America.

20.. No answer to the One MILLION dollar reward being offered for the presentation of an authenticated vault copy of the birth certificate delivered to the Supreme Court of the United States.

I’m sure there is a very good and simple honest explanation for all of this.************************************************


34 posted on 11/13/2008 11:48:43 AM PST by Gemsbok (Will the real Barry Dunham, Barry Soetoro, Barack J. Obama, Barack Husein Obama...please stand up?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

It looks like BHO threw Toot under the hearse.


35 posted on 11/13/2008 11:51:10 AM PST by Welcome2thejungle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

When he went to visit her he took two attorneys along. He got her to sign over her safety deposit box key and contents so he could get at his Indonesian Birth Certificate and Passport before someone else got ahold of it.

He doesn’t need her any longer, she’s just “white folk.”

I sincerely hope that when the Vault Copy of his BC shows up it lists him as WHITE and not black.


36 posted on 11/13/2008 11:53:32 AM PST by HighlyOpinionated (Psalm 66:7b "He watches every movement of the nations. Rebels will not be able to oppose Him.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

I read somewhere that the so called “grandparents” weren’t even related to Obama. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t care to go to her funeral. Seems there’s loads of stuff “hidden” about Obama.


37 posted on 11/13/2008 12:03:47 PM PST by jrcats (Good always wins over the bad. I just hope its in this lifetime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

I read somewhere that the so called “grandparents” weren’t even related to Obama. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t care to go to her funeral. Seems there’s loads of stuff “hidden” about Obama.


38 posted on 11/13/2008 12:05:47 PM PST by jrcats (Good always wins over the bad. I just hope its in this lifetime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MetalHeadConservative35

Looks likes BHO threw Toot under the hearse. Again.


39 posted on 11/13/2008 12:07:43 PM PST by Welcome2thejungle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: manc

i had read that when he went out to visit her, he stayed with her for less than an hour... michelle didn’t go see her, and neither did the kids.

isn’t this the woman that raised him (’on the tough streets of hawaii’)?

he’s a real quality individual. no class.


40 posted on 11/13/2008 12:22:48 PM PST by sten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: manc

i had read that when he went out to visit her, he stayed with her for less than an hour... michelle didn’t go see her, and neither did the kids.

isn’t this the woman that raised him (’on the tough streets of hawaii’)?

he’s a real quality individual. no class.


41 posted on 11/13/2008 12:23:23 PM PST by sten
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: nclaurel
It seems too bizarre for words. This man claims fantasy relationships with his parents and grandparents when the reality is that he did not bother to see any of them for years at a time, while in writing he praises the same people despite avoiding them like the plague. There seem to be no published photos of Obama’s daughters with their great-grandmother nor did they visit her before she died.

Obama disowned his white identity years ago. It would not have played too well with Jeremiah Wright to acknowledge his mixed paternity.

42 posted on 11/13/2008 12:32:01 PM PST by PBRCat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: manc

It’s CREEEEEPY!


43 posted on 11/13/2008 12:37:14 PM PST by Sefton (I'M ENERGIZED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: manc

It’s just CREEEEEEEEPY!


44 posted on 11/13/2008 12:38:39 PM PST by Sefton (I'M ENERGIZED!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: FrankR
It is curious that the grand children never got their last visit with their great-grandmother. And Michelle “filled in” for Barack by holding two rallies in Ohio. It was a Friday night on Oct. 24 at 7:15 PM that Obama’s private plane arrived at Honolulu International Airport. Seems to me he could have packed his two daughters along for the trip.
45 posted on 11/13/2008 12:42:13 PM PST by jonrick46
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: nclaurel

There is a photo of a young college age obama w/ his grandparents, but nothing after that and certainly no pictures of obama family including michelle and children w/ their grandparents.


46 posted on 11/13/2008 12:55:59 PM PST by parisa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: manc

You mean to tell me he had time to go to the White House, go to dinner with his wife, go exercise every morning, not to mention he has his own plane and he can’t take 1 day to put his grandmother to rest? This is more than disrespectful. It’s downright mean.


47 posted on 11/13/2008 12:56:00 PM PST by this is my country
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Kackikat
I agree. During the campaign, he showed her no respect while she was alive...the disrespect continues now with her death.
48 posted on 11/13/2008 1:03:22 PM PST by top 2 toe red (Some names I will never, ever dignify with a Capital letter again!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: johniegrad

I think they pulled her feeding tube while Obama was out there before the election. The timing is just about right for death to follow the day before the election.


49 posted on 11/13/2008 1:23:47 PM PST by o2bfree
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: COUNTrecount

Personally, I believe he didn’t give a damn about his grandmother (that racist “B” word). I believe he only ran to Hawaii in desperation to lock up that pesky “birth certificate.” Just a week or so later, Hawaii officials stated that they have the C.O.L.B. with a raise seal and everything locked away. Why locked away I wonder? I’d like to see it please.


50 posted on 11/13/2008 1:42:01 PM PST by libertylass (Her support of aerial hunting....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-70 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson