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Michelle: Bank Sex-Discriminated Against Barack’s Grandmom; VP Gave Barack $480,908 Bank's Stock
CNSnews ^ | October 3, 2011 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 10/03/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT by opentalk

First Lady Michelle Obama said at a fundraiser in Providence, Rhode Island, on Friday night that a bank where Barack Obama’s grandmother had worked discriminated against her for nearly two decades “because she was a woman.”

However, the Washington Post reported earlier this year that Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, had been the first female vice president of the Bank of Hawaii.

Meanwhile, Barack and Michelle Obamas’ 2009 tax return, posted on the White House website, indicates the Obamas inherited almost $500,000 worth of the bank’s stock from the president’s grandmother.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: banks; campaign2012; classwarfare; madelyndunham; madelyndunhamwill; maya; obama; obamainheritance; obamalies; palin
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Michelle: Bank Sex-Discriminated Against Barack’s Grandmom; Tax Return: Bank VP Grandmom Gave Barack $480,908 in Bank’s Stock

1 posted on 10/03/2011 4:20:05 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
From article

... the Post reported that Barack Obama’s grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunam, became the first female vice president of the Bank of Hawaii even though she had not gone to college.

2 posted on 10/03/2011 4:24:33 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Considering that lefties are supposed to be soooo internet and tech savvy (as opposed to we neanderthal conservatives) it always surprises me that they will say things that anyone with access to Google could disprove (and publish on the web) in less than 60 seconds.

I’d say dumber than a box of rocks, but a box of rocks is very good at what it does.


3 posted on 10/03/2011 4:24:33 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: opentalk

OMG! (Obama Must Go!) The guy is a Capitalist!


4 posted on 10/03/2011 4:24:50 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I Like Herman Cain!)
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To: opentalk

OMG! (Obama Must Go!) The guy is a Capitalist!


5 posted on 10/03/2011 4:25:07 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I Like Herman Cain!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000
Michelle keeps trying to sell. -Obama is one of them, grew up poor in a single family home.
6 posted on 10/03/2011 4:29:12 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk; Revolting cat!

But Obama grew up a dirt poor black child in the South )of Indonesia...)


7 posted on 10/03/2011 4:29:43 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Obama had servants for cripes sakes. Mommy was a hustler.


8 posted on 10/03/2011 4:32:50 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Paperdoll

I’m avoiding the use of the term “Crony Capitalism”. Ultimately it serves as a smear against all capitalism when it really reflects the worst of the Orwellian view of Socialism. Billionaires telling the lowly farm animals that all animals are created equal while they feast on their sweetheart deals and telling us that WE need to be paying more in taxes because THEY feel bad about those who WANT to actually make some money too having a shot at it.


9 posted on 10/03/2011 4:33:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: opentalk

Yeah, next will be “he had to walk 5 miles to school in the snow, uphill both ways...” I don’t know the last time Hawaii or Indonesia saw snow, but that won’t stop them.


10 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:16 PM PDT by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: opentalk
became the first female vice president of the Bank of Hawaii

Doesn't everyone get to be a VP in a bank if they work their long enough? At least in the olden-days.

11 posted on 10/03/2011 4:34:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: opentalk

Did Grandma Dunham win the 480K in a sexual discrimination lawsuit, Michelle?


12 posted on 10/03/2011 4:35:28 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: opentalk
“But for nearly two decades, he’s [sic] watched as she was passed over for promotions. Why? Because she was a woman.

Yea, that's what America was like 35 years ago. It isn't today so what's her point? How is that story relevant to 2011?

13 posted on 10/03/2011 4:37:47 PM PDT by DManA
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To: opentalk

Was this the woman described by Barry as a “typical white person”?


14 posted on 10/03/2011 4:38:04 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: opentalk

As long as its not real estate in an Arkansas swamp......it ok.


15 posted on 10/03/2011 4:39:11 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: opentalk

16 posted on 10/03/2011 4:39:55 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: SERKIT

That’s exactly what I was thinking. Why would Michelle care if some “typical white person” was passed over for promotion. I guess it’s okay to drag out the dead grandmother when it serves there purpose. I don’t even think Michelle put in an appearance when the grandmother was buried.


17 posted on 10/03/2011 4:41:35 PM PDT by beandog (I am saddened by what I see)
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To: opentalk

From the looks of it, Zer0 grew up with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth when he moved in with his grandparents at ll years old.


18 posted on 10/03/2011 4:42:35 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: opentalk

who pulled the plug on granny?


19 posted on 10/03/2011 4:44:11 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: opentalk

In Indonesia, they had a cook, a housekeeper, a “house-boy” (whatever in hell THAT is) and a driver.

AND: Daddy Indonesia’s job was just a sinecure —that means a fake job cooked up to keep somebody busy, usually for some political reason. Mainly he hung out at golf-clubs and went out to dinner.

I’m serious.

Indo had plenty oil, and a legal operating condition for foreign outfits was that they hire local (corrupt) folks, and Daddy Indo was plugged in with the Suhartos.

Obama was NOT poor.


20 posted on 10/03/2011 4:49:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

In Indonesia it is not uncommon for rich Muslim families to have servant girls who are Christian from poor families so they can be mistreated, brainwashed, raped and converted to Islam.

Yes, when they say servant “boy” or servant “girl” they are usually talking about minors, often pre-teens living with them.


21 posted on 10/03/2011 4:53:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Paperdoll

Didn’t Obama say: “At some point you have to accept the fact that you have made enough money.” (Or something to that effect?)

With that in mind, why isn’t anybody calling him out about how much money he has received from book sales and inheritance? Why are Mawgli and Chewie allowed to say this crap and not be called out for their hypocracy?

These two asshats are vile and evil people.


22 posted on 10/03/2011 4:54:07 PM PDT by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: opentalk

Oh to be so discriminated against!


23 posted on 10/03/2011 4:56:48 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: opentalk

Can we assume that Obama’s half-sister inherited an equal amount from grandmother Dunham?

That’s an impressive amount of stock, considering when she must have retired.


24 posted on 10/03/2011 5:03:05 PM PDT by Tea Party Hobbit (The RINOs lack all conviction, and the Dems are full of passionate intensity)
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To: opentalk

Poor little Barry, He was raised by his poor Grammy who had to ride the bus.


25 posted on 10/03/2011 5:04:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: gaijin
The picture Michelle paints at a fundraiser,

..He was raised by a single mother who struggled to put herself through school and pay the bills. And when things got too tough for her, his grandmother stepped in, waking up every morning before dawn to take the bus to her job at the bank.

26 posted on 10/03/2011 5:11:45 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

That was just the bank stock!. How much life insurance, properties, other investments.

Scumbags!


27 posted on 10/03/2011 5:13:54 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Obviously in Michelle’s opinion, she and Barack should have inherited $480 million instead of $480K.


28 posted on 10/03/2011 5:15:00 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Obviously in Michelle’s opinion, she and Barack should have inherited $480 million instead of $480K.


29 posted on 10/03/2011 5:15:00 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: DManA
“But for nearly two decades, he’s [sic] watched as she was passed over for promotions. Why? Because she was a woman.

Yea, that's what America was like 35 years ago

Actually it wasn't. She started working at the bank in 1960. In 1967 was taken to Indonesia at the age of 6, so is unlikely to have been aware of the progress of his Grandmother's career. When he returned in 1971, she was already bank VP, so unless he is grousing about them not making her Bank President, he could have observed nothing of her being denied promotion.

30 posted on 10/03/2011 5:16:31 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Good point, such frauds.


31 posted on 10/03/2011 5:17:01 PM PDT by opentalk
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Michelle: Bank Sex-Discriminated Against Barack’s Grandmom; VP Gave Barack $480,908 Bank's Stock

Ka ching! Just like Michelle's job at the University of Chicago.
32 posted on 10/03/2011 5:24:22 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: opentalk

As God is my witness, I have absolute contempt for them.


33 posted on 10/03/2011 5:24:31 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: beandog

She was even buried. She was cremated and someone released photo(s) of her ashes being tossed.


34 posted on 10/03/2011 5:40:08 PM PDT by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: opentalk
In fact, that tax return is currently posted on the White House website. In a Schedule D, showing "Capital Gains and Losses," it indicates that the Obama’s inherited $480,908 worth of Bank of Hawaii stock. The tax return says the Obama’s sold the stock on Jan. 29, 2009, for $355,029, absorbing a loss of $125,879.

It's a shame that the President was screwed by the Obama recession. /s

35 posted on 10/03/2011 5:42:00 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: opentalk
I like it! I'm also somewhat envious of people who can make pictures like that. Having no talent along those lines myself, all I can do is steal them.

Consider it stolen.

36 posted on 10/03/2011 5:53:06 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Oztrich Boy

Obama’s grandmother was born in 1922. Prior to she and her husband Stanley moving to Hawaii in 1960, she worked in Restaurants. She found a job at the bank in 1960 at age 38 and became a vice president ten years later at age 48.

Ten years for a former waitress entering the banking profession at the bottom to rise to a vice president is quite impressive. Particularly when she entered the new profession in middle age. Also given that she was a member of the white minority which was discriminated against in Hawaii at that time. Plus she was one of the first female vice presidents at this bank. None of this story suggests discrimination against grandmother Dunham because she was female. One might actually argue her rise was very quick given her background.


37 posted on 10/03/2011 5:53:06 PM PDT by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: Oztrich Boy
When he returned in 1971, she was already bank VP

With only a high school education, it sounds as if she wasn't treated too badly.

38 posted on 10/03/2011 5:56:42 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58
Same here, it came from on Lucianne’s home page.
39 posted on 10/03/2011 5:59:47 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Jim from C-Town
As God is my witness, I have absolute contempt for them.

We all do.

I can't even stand to look at him anymore. When he comes on the telly, I hurriedly switch channels or turn it off. 'Course I was that way with Clinton and Carter too. Perhaps it's that I have utter contempt for all liberal politicians.

40 posted on 10/03/2011 6:01:01 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: a fool in paradise

>>I’m avoiding the use of the term “Crony Capitalism”.

Oligarchic Kleptocracy


41 posted on 10/03/2011 6:05:31 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Soul of the South
Prior to she and her husband Stanley moving to Hawaii in 1960, she worked in Restaurants. She found a job at the bank in 1960 at age 38 and became a vice president ten years later at age 48.

Ten years for a former waitress entering the banking profession at the bottom to rise to a vice president is quite impressive.

She was also VP of the Mercer Island Bank from 1955, at age 33. Probably a fairly small bank, but still looks good on the CV and explains her career progress in Hawaii. But still impressive.

42 posted on 10/03/2011 6:06:17 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (New gets old. Steampunk is always cool)
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To: opentalk

Alright - that pic just cracked me up.

Nice one!


43 posted on 10/03/2011 6:45:22 PM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

Obummer and his amazon beast beard are liars and yes, they are both morons. They bank on the hope that their equally stupid supporters won’t check anything and believe them. Most dishonest, despicable, trash to ever dwell in the WH. Usurpers, thugs, GET THEM OUT IN 2012!!!!


44 posted on 10/03/2011 7:32:59 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didnÂ’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: opentalk

LOL!


45 posted on 10/03/2011 7:34:16 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didnÂ’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: Tea Party Hobbit; LucyT; Red Steel; Fred Nerks; Beckwith; Brown Deer; Las Vegas Ron; bushpilot1; ...

Can we assume that Obama’s half-sister inherited an equal amount from grandmother Dunham?
__________________________
Now that is what I want to know and if she didn’t, why not?


46 posted on 10/03/2011 7:36:17 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didnÂ’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: SERKIT
Was this the woman described by Barry as a “typical white person”?

Yeah...but if it let's the Obamas play the victim (at least indirectly) for the millionth time, they'll use her.

47 posted on 10/03/2011 7:40:28 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: LomanBill

kakistocracy - Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. [Greek kakistos, worst, superlative of kakos, bad; see caco- + -CRACY.]


48 posted on 10/03/2011 8:27:21 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: opentalk

My great aunt was a bank vice-President, retiring about 1975. She started out as a teller, worked her way through college gaining a degree in business and finance, and worked her way up through the system. Never once said she was discriminated against, although she was completely competent so no one ever questioned her abilities.


49 posted on 10/03/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: LomanBill

Politburo Profiteering.


50 posted on 10/03/2011 8:29:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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