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  • Obama Diminishes Grandmother's Accomplishments In Austin Speech

    07/15/2014 2:21:45 AM PDT · by BradyLS · 28 replies
    Whitehouse.gov Press Office ^ | July 15, 2014 | BradyLS
    I listened to part of the President's speech at the Paramount Theater in Austin, Texas, given last Thursday (July 10, 2014) on the radio as I drove to Lockhart. One part of his speech leapt out at me and I haven't heard or read of anyone commenting on this particular quote. "When I think about equal pay, I think about my grandmother working her way up at a bank with nothing but a high school education and becoming the vice president of the bank, but always being kind of passed over for the next stage by men who were less...
  • Goodbye Shirley Temple “The Littlest Rebel”

    02/22/2014 11:52:37 AM PST · by BigReb555 · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | February 22, 2014 | Calvin Johnson
    Shirley Temple was an actor, a diplomat, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and wife for fifty-five years to the late Charles Alden Black.
  • Bill says Hillary would rather be grandmother than the president

    09/24/2013 9:43:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 24, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Former President Bill Clinton says his wife would rather be a grandmother than president. In an interview on “CBS This Morning” Tuesday, anchor Charlie Rose asked the 41st president which role Hillary Clinton would prefer taking on. “If you ask her, I think she’d say grandmother. But I have found it best not to discuss that issue,” he said with a laugh. The Clintons' only daughter, Chelsea, is married but does not have any children. “My goal is to live to be a grandfather. The rest of it is out of my hands,” Clinton said. With three years until the...
  • Grandmother held without bail as family recalls slain girl as smart, outgoing

    07/14/2013 3:54:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 14, 2013 | Rosemary Regina Sobol and Geoff Ziezulewicz
    Relatives recall Gizzell Kiara Ford as a smart, mature and respectful 8-year-old girl. Prosecutors said today her grandmother, Helen M. Ford, 51, of the 5200 block of West Adams Street, inflicted so many injuries on the girl over a long enough period and neglected her so badly that before she died Friday, Gizzell had maggots living in a head injury that had spread to another part of her scalp.
  • Teen pleads guilty to killing 92-year-old neighbor (15 yo black male kills 92 yo white woman)

    04/18/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2012
    A Forestville teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing a 92-year-old neighbor who had acted like a grandmother to him and then making off with her credit card and cash last summer, authorities said. William Fitts, 16, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree burglary and theft in the killing in August of Thelma Steele, authorities said. Prosecutors said that Fitts stabbed Steele several times with a pocketknife after the two argued about family issues and that he then left her for dead on the couch in her home. Her body was not discovered for several days, after Fitts’s family became...
  • Child calls 911, saves grandmother (great video of the 3-year-old)

    03/02/2012 7:40:19 PM PST · by doug from upland · 2 replies
    WATCH THE HEARTWARMING VIDEO
  • President Obama's Grandmother Recovering After Car Accident

    02/06/2012 8:28:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 6, 2012 | Bazi Kanani
    President Barack Obama's grandmother, Sarah Obama, is home recovering from an accident that, judging by the condition of the vehicle, could have been much worse. "God is with me, because if you could have seen the wreckage that we came out of safe, one would wonder," Sarah Obama said Monday.
  • Inspiration always has an intersting source...(VANITY)

    01/17/2012 4:20:55 PM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 3 replies
    January 17th, 2012 | self
    There are times in one’s life that a person is inspired to write down recollections, experiences and events in their lives, when someone who was behind a lot of your recollections, experiences and events passes away… My grandmother, Gertrude Payne Williams passed away this afternoon in Tyler, Texas after almost 97 years on this earth…I was the first of 9 grandchildren who was to be rightfully subjected to a realistic and conservative counsel, that is now complete…We will not have her wit, her drive and her wisdom to counsel us anymore…What we have is what we take for the rest...
  • 85-year-old woman may sue TSA after being strip searched at JFK Airport

    12/03/2011 6:45:38 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 71 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | December 2 2011, 9:36 PM | Nicholas Hirshon
    An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport. Lenore Zimmerman, who lives in Long Beach, says she was on her way to a 1 p.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale when security whisked her to a private room and took off her clothes. “I walk with a walker — I really look like a terrorist,” she said sarcastically. “I’m tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.” TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said a review of closed circuit TV footage from the...
  • Gun-Toting Granny Stops Robber(TX)

    10/07/2011 11:37:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | 26 September, 2011 | Brandon Todd
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Police said a suspected robber on the run took one look at a Fort Worth grandmother with a gun in her hand and gave himself right up. Lake Worth police had been chasing two brothers into Fort Worth when they bailed out of their car near Interstate 30 and Hulen Street. One brother ran into a neighborhood and chose some bushes to hide behind. He chose poorly. Cindy Irving came out of her house armed and ready with her 357 six shooter in hand. “We were looking down towards that way and he was up underneath...
  • Newest and Littlest Freeper!

    10/04/2011 4:58:45 AM PDT · by Jemian · 39 replies
    My son and his wife | October 4, 2011 | God
    Introducing the newest and bestest, little Freeperette! Piper was born early this morning at 7 minutes past midnight, weighing in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and is 21 inches. She was born to Freeper Jemian's Terror and his wife.Please pray God's richest blessings in her life and that from her earliest conciousness she will be looking to Jesus for her salvation. Please pray that she will be filled with joy and goodness, strength and stedfastness. Pray for her parents, too, that they will continually walk with God and be filled with wisdom as they raise Piper in the nurture and...
  • Great-Grandmother Charged With Murder In Shooting Death

    08/31/2011 2:52:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- A 75-year-old grandmother has been indicted on murder charges and faces the possibility of spending the rest of her life behind bars. Nettie Luckett is accused of killing Douglas Randolph, her 49-year-old son-in-law. Police and the Floyd County prosecutor admit this is an unusual case, but they say it's not the age that matters -- it's the act. "The cause of death was a gunshot wound from a .38 caliber handgun," said Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson. "Two shots were fired." "Nettie is a grandmother, a great-grandmother and aunt," said Luckett's daughter, Crystal Moss. "She's a...
  • Honk For Grandma??????

    08/14/2011 12:54:22 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 15 replies
    Ward World ^ | 08/14/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    I stopped in at "Big Papa's Pit" in Tampa for some barbeque and Earl the manager showed a picture he had been sent. I just have to share it. This was on 275 in Tampa
  • Meet Ernestine Shepherd, The World's Oldest Bodybuilder

    06/29/2011 7:59:38 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 15 replies
    The Post Game ^ | June 3, 2011 | Andy Wasif
    Recently, I had the privilege to sit down with Ernestine Shepherd at the Book Expo of America in New York City. As we converse, Expo attendees walk by and stare in awe. I look up to scold them, "Please, stop staring. I'm only a man, just like any other man!" I shout. Then I realize their attentions are directed at Ernestine. For you see, to be 5-5 and 120 pounds with less than 10 percent body fat and a bench press of 150 pounds is very impressive as far as virile, young women go. But in a day and age...
  • Obama Born In Kenya? His Grandmother Says Yes.

    04/17/2011 4:02:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    INN ^ | 10/12/2008 | staff
    Someone is lying. According to Obama's Kenyan (paternal) grandmother, as well as his half-brother and half-sister, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Kenya, not in Hawaii as the Democratic candidate for president claims. His grandmother bragged that her grandson is about to be President of the United States and is so proud because she was present DURING HIS BIRTH IN KENYA, in the delivery room. -This, according to several news sites and Pennsylvania attorney Philip J. Berg (see video below) who is, surprisingly, a life long democrat himself. Berg is the former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, and he has...
  • A WV Momma Grizzly protects the children

    03/18/2011 4:05:35 AM PDT · by mountaineer1997 · 19 replies
    WCHS ^ | 3/18/2011 | Leslie Rubin
    The grandmother of an elementary student attacks a masturbating pedophile outside her school, chases him, and police capture the perpetrator. Great story of an individual taking care of our young at great risk for herself.
  • World’s youngest granny is just 23

    03/07/2011 7:56:01 AM PST · by camerongood210 · 26 replies
    The Sun Online ^ | 03/07/2011 | BRIAN FLYNN
    A WIFE told yesterday how she became the world's youngest gran - at just 23. Mum-of-two Rifca Stanescu was 12 when she had her first child Maria. She urged the girl not to follow her example - but Maria gave birth to son Ion while only 11. Rifca had married jewellery seller Ionel Stanescu when she was 11 and he was 13. They eloped because Rifca feared her father wanted her to marry another village lad in Investi, Romania. She was forgiven when she had her daughter - making her mum, also Maria, a great-gran at 40. Son Nicolae was...
  • 'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum

    02/27/2011 1:36:00 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:40 PM on 27th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    "'Becoming a grandmother at 29 is my worst nightmare' says mum after discovering her 14-year-old daughter is pregnant" A woman who is set to become Britain's youngest grandmother at 29 said it was 'her worst nightmare' when she discovered her 14-year-old daughter was pregnant. Kelly John said she always hoped Tia would not repeat her mistake and become pregnant at 14. But after getting over the shock, the grandmother-to-be has vowed to do 'everything' to bring up the new baby.
  • New Analysis on Obama's Democratic Party of Hawaii Certification of Nomination; Had Legal Help...

    01/09/2011 9:37:25 AM PST · by Hotlanta Mike · 172 replies
    Birtherreport.com ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2011 | ObamaRelease YourRecords
    -New Analysis of Democrat Party's Official 2008 Certification of Nomination documents for Obama reveals post-dated alterations not only in the legal content but also possible falsification of the stated time each were submitted to Chief Elections Officer.-
  • Indiana Grandmother, a Muslim Convert, Being Investigated for Possible Terror Link

    12/28/2010 1:02:13 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 3+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/28/10 | Jana Winter
    A 46-year-old Indiana grandmother is under investigation for her possible ties to suspected and convicted international terrorists, FoxNews.com has learned. Muslim-convert Kathie Smith, 46, a U.S. citizen living in Indianapolis who has blogged about her granddaughter, last year married a suspected German jihadist, and has been flying back and forth between the U.S. and Germany as recently as two weeks ago. A pro-jihadist video featuring Smith and her husband – alongside photos of members of the Islamic Jihad Union charged with plotting failed terror attacks against U.S. targets in Germany -- is being investigated by the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center....
  • Barack Obama's grandmother 'prays he converts to Islam'

    11/25/2010 9:06:15 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov. 25, 2010
    Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother has said she prayed for the US president to convert to Islam, according to reports. Sarah Omar, 88, who was on hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, told the Al-Qatan Saudi daily: "I prayed for my grandson Barack to convert to Islam". The paper said that Ms Omar was in Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage along with her son, Mr Obama's uncle Saeed Hussein Obama, and four of her grandchildren. Ms Omar told the newspaper that she could only discuss hajj matters and would not comment on Mr Obama's politics.
  • Woman dies saving granddaughter from kidnapping

    08/12/2010 9:07:23 PM PDT · by South40 · 40 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 8/12/2010 | Kristina Davis
    RAMONA — Eighth-grader Cassidy Blankenbaker always knew her grandmother was selfless. Now she can add brave and heroic to the list of loving attributes to remember her by. Sharrel Blankenbaker, 63, sacrificed her life last week when she stood up to an armed kidnapper who was pulling Cassidy into his truck at an Amarillo, Texas, gas station. The gunman fired a shot, striking the grandmother in the lung. The distraction was enough for 12-year-old Cassidy to escape his strong grip, but her grandma died shortly after from the gunshot wound. “I think she’d have done that for anyone,” Cassidy...
  • Did 1st Gramdmother threaten Laura Ingraham with legal action

    07/20/2010 10:41:48 AM PDT · by fightin kentuckian · 22 replies
    Laura Ingraham Show ^ | 20 July 10 | Fightin Kentuckian
    I need some clairfication. I was listening to Laura Ingraham, on and off, this morning when I caught the last minute of the show.
  • Portland woman says Al Gore groped her in hotel room

    06/23/2010 11:38:15 PM PDT · by GVnana · 111 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 6/23/2010
    A Portland massage therapist gave local police a detailed statement last year alleging that former Vice President Al Gore groped her, kissed her and made unwanted sexual advances during a late-night massage session in October 2006 in a suite at the upscale Hotel Lucia. The woman told investigators that she informed two friends and kept the clothes she wore that night, including her black pants with stains on them. But Portland police didn't contact any of the woman's friends, obtain the potential evidence or interview anyone at the hotel, records show. "The case was not investigated any further because detectives...
  • Grandmother Arrested After Slapping Granddaughter for Cursing at Her

    05/04/2010 7:55:03 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 41 replies · 1,019+ views
    <p>Florida -- 10Connects.com reports that Theresa Collier, a 73-year-old grandmother was arrested last week for slapping her 18-year-old granddaughter who was swearing at her.</p> <p>Collier says she allowed her 18-year-old granddaughter, Felicia Collier, who had just gotten kicked out of Catholic school and is now enrolled in online classes, to use her computer to do homework. Felicia was kicked out for cursing at a nun, explained Collier.</p>
  • Birth Certificate Submitted by Obama's Grandmother

    12/12/2009 12:28:23 AM PST · by BorderRaven · 121 replies · 6,550+ views
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/12/2009 | borderraven
    "BC2. In 1961, if a person was born in Hawaii but not attended by a physician or midwife, then all that was required was that one of the parents send in a birth certificate to be filed. The birth certificate could be filed by mail. There appears to have been no requirement for the parent to actually physically appear before “the local registrar of the district.” It would have been very easy for a relative to forge an absent parent’s signature to a form and mail it in. In addition, if a claim was made that “neither parent of the...
  • Obama invokes grandmother's death to support ObamaCare, but failed to attend her service

    08/16/2009 6:01:04 AM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 46 replies · 3,346+ views
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Sunday, August 16, 2009 | Bluegrass Pundit
    President Obama brought up his grandmother's death to convince people Democrats don't want to 'pull the plug' on the elderly. You may remember Presidential candidate Obama left the campaign trail on October 24, 2008 to fly to Hawaii and visit his terminally ill grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. Madelyn Dunham passed away two days before the election. President-elect Barak Obama decided to rest in Chicago after his grandmother's death. Madelyn Dunham was cremated. A memorial service was held on November 15, 2008, but Barack Obama and his close family members were missing.
  • Obama questions Hip Replacement for Terminally Ill

    08/12/2009 9:27:48 AM PDT · by NotSoModerate · 82 replies · 2,724+ views
    MINA ^ | 12 August 2009 | MINA
    “I don’t know how much that hip replacement cost,” Obama said in the interview. “I would have paid out of pocket for that hip replacement just because she’s my grandmother.” Obama said “you just get into some very difficult moral issues” when considering whether “to give my grandmother, or everybody else’s aging grandparents or parents, a hip replacement when they’re terminally ill. “That’s where I think you just get into some very difficult moral issues,” he said in the April 14 interview. “The chronically ill and those toward the end of their lives are accounting for potentially 80 percent of...
  • First grandmother enjoying life at 1600 Pa. Ave.

    07/22/2009 11:16:30 AM PDT · by lifeisacarnival · 112 replies · 2,670+ views
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 07-22-2009 | AP
    Robinson said that life is wonderful and it's an overwhelming feeling to have a daughter married to the president of the United States.
  • CA: County spent nearly $13,000 pursuing grandmother's $1,004 debt

    03/03/2009 7:10:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 795+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/3/09 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    Los Angeles County has paid private lawyers nearly $13,000 to pursue $1,004 in debt owed by a Compton woman for time her 16-year-old granddaughter was held in a juvenile probation camp, officials acknowledged today. The debt was still being pursued this week, county counsel said, despite a moratorium on such billing declared last month. The moratorium was called by probation chief Robert Taylor after The Times and children’s advocates raised serious questions about his department’s billing practices. The disclosure that the county already had spent nearly 13 times the actual debt owed came at today’s Board of Supervisors meeting as...
  • Face of Defense: Grandmother Finds It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Her Dream

    02/17/2009 3:28:22 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 463+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Rodney Foliente, USA
    CAMP ECHO, Iraq, Feb. 17, 2009 – When some people reach a certain stage in life, they may decide to set their dreams aside. But one grandmother of three decided to make her dream come true -- a quarter of a century later. Army Pfc. Alexandria Enmund, a 43-year-old grandmother of three, is deployed to Patrol Base Hillah, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Rodney Foliente  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Pfc. Alexandria Enmund, an Orlando, Fla. native, enlisted at the age of 41, and served at Fort Carson, Colo., for about six months before deploying. The...
  • Spear and shield from Kenyan tribe to take pride of place in Obama White House (GRANDMA?)

    01/13/2009 6:37:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies · 918+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 1/12/09
    Spear and shield from Kenyan tribe to take pride of place in Obama White HouseA three-legged stool and a traditional Luo oxtail fly whisk are some of the household items that could bring a new feel to the Oval Office, courtesy of Barack Obama's Kenyan grandmother. Last Updated: 9:23PM GMT 12 Jan 2009 Sarah Obama, who at 86 still lives in a modest house in the family's ancestral village of Kogelo, has been packing presents ahead of her grandson's January 20 inauguration as the 44th president of the United States. Quoted in the country's Standard newspaper Monday, she said she...
  • Future President Obama commits a crime [ Grandmother's Ashes Are Pollution Alert! ]

    12/26/2008 9:56:55 PM PST · by melt · 30 replies · 1,645+ views
    english sabah.com ^ | 12/26/08i | sabah.com
    A ceremony arranged for his grandmother, whom he lost during the election process, may end up causing quite a headache for Barack Obama. In a ceremony held in Hawaii, Obama, teary-eyed, poured his grandmother's ashes into the sea from the sand-lined shore. Environmentalists were quick to stand up against the move. The reason behind the contention was the state's Department of Land and Natural Resources Protection Law, which prohibits ashes from being dropped into the ocean. According to the regulation in place, ashes must be poured at a distance of at least three nautical miles.
  • Obama attends memorial for his grandmother

    12/23/2008 7:10:30 PM PST · by Chief Engineer · 106 replies · 1,992+ views
    The StarBulletin ^ | December 23, 2008 | AP
    Obama attends memorial for his grandmother By Associated Press POSTED: 04:50 p.m. HST, Dec 23, 2008 President-elect Barack Obama attended a memorial service this afternoon for his grandmother, who helped raise him.
  • Is This Any Way to Treat Your Deceased (When Will Barack Obama Bury Madelyn Dunham?

    11/12/2008 12:13:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 88 replies · 3,666+ views
    debbieschlussel.com ^ | November 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    It's now been over nine full days since Madelyn Payne Dunham--Barack Obama's thrown-under-the-bus "typical White" grandmother who raised him--died. Yet, still no funeral. That's a pretty odd--not to mention, disrespectful--way to treat a grandmother you claim you love and who raised you, regardless of whether you are President-elect of the United States or just an average citizen. Regardless of whether you told the world she was a "typical White" racist. It was understandable when Dunham first passed away at about 11:00 p.m. on November 2nd that Obama didn't rush back for a service and burial for his grandmother. He was...
  • US President-Elect Obama’s Grandmother Wants to Attend Inauguration[Kenyan Grandma]

    11/07/2008 12:11:27 PM PST · by BGHater · 43 replies · 2,349+ views
    VOA ^ | 07 Nov 2008 | Peter Clottey
    US President-Elect Barack Obama's grandmother says she wants to travel to the United States to witness the inauguration of her grandson on January 20, 2009. The 84-year-old Sarah says she will bring with her Obama's favorite food, chapatti, a traditional Kenyan pastry. Although Sarah is Obama's step grandmother, the president-elect reportedly treats her like his natural grandmother. Meanwhile Kenyans are still celebrating after the unity government declared yesterday (Thursday) a national holiday in celebration of President-Elect Obama's victory in the US general election. The neighbors of Grandmother Sarah reportedly offered 10 bulls for a feast to celebrate Obama's victory. Kabiru...
  • Madelyn Dunham blazed a trail for women in banking

    11/03/2008 3:02:28 PM PST · by Jo Nuvark · 32 replies · 2,058+ views
    HAWAII NEWS ^ | 12:35 p.m. HST, Nov 03, 2008 | Susan Essoyan
    Madelyn Payne Dunham opened doors for women at Bank of Hawaii with a firm hand and no fanfare, the same way she helped raise her grandson, Barack Obama. Dunham, 86, died last night after a battle with cancer, according to a statement from Obama and his half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng. Petite and determined, Dunham rose from clerk to bank vice president in the space of a decade, one of two women to reach that position at Bankoh in 1970, the first ever. Dunham remained reserved then, just as she was decades later when the world’s spotlight shone on her grandson. “She’s...
  • AP: Obama’s aunt living in U.S. illegally (FReep this Digg!!!)

    10/31/2008 11:15:42 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 42 replies · 1,203+ views
    Digg ^ | October 31, 2008
    FReep this Digg! Post as many links exposing ObamaNation on Digg as possible between now and election! FLOOD THE PLACE WITH ARTICLES AND VIDEOS EXPOSING OBAMANATION! It’s all about VOLUME!!! To find Digg links on FR, simply typing "Digg" into FR's keyword search box. To make sure they can be found, type Digg into keyword section of any "FReep this Digg" post. Also remember, if you have time, saturate Digg with conservative articles/videos exposing the ObamaNation! --------- CONFUSED? What do I mean by "Digg to the top"? Click on the article link that leads to Digg. Once there, hit the...
  • Kenya police ban Obama's grandmother from giving interviews that may jeopardise victory 11/4

    10/31/2008 8:29:35 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 29 replies · 1,379+ views
    API/source.The Nation (Kenya) | October 30, 2008 | africanpress
    Censuring Obama’s grandmother: She is being censured by the police so that she does not say anything - a slip of a tongue may occur - that may reveal the identity and birth place of her grandson. If she were to say something in the line of - another citizenship, or that he was born in Kenya or Hawaii and adopted by a foreigner, and Obama is elected, that may create a constitutional crisis in the US because that will open for lawsuits to ensure Obama is not sworn in as President. This is a big surprise for the old...
  • Obama’s Hawaii Trips Cost More Than Palin’s Clothes

    10/26/2008 5:45:53 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 53 replies · 2,114+ views
    News Max ^ | October 26, 2008 | Ronald Kessler
    Barack Obama’s trips to Hawaii on a chartered Boeing 757 each cost more than twice the price of Sarah Palin’s new clothes. Brad Blakeman, who was in charge of scheduling for President Bush, says a Boeing 757 costs about $20,000 an hour for fuel, crew, and maintenance. Since a trip to Hawaii entails 10 hours of flying time from Chicago, the total cost for each round-trip comes to about $400,000. Obama used the Boeing 757 for trips to Hawaii over the summer for a vacation and again last week to see his failing grandmother. Admirable though that visit was, “By...
  • OBAMA INTERVIEW: LETS TALK ABOUT GRANDMOTHER'S HEALTH (CBS)

    10/22/2008 3:50:45 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 82 replies · 2,525+ views
    OBAMA INTERVIEW: LETS TALK ABOUT GRANDMOTHER'S HEALTH Wed Oct 22 2008 18:09:23 ET CBS EARLY SHOW co-anchor Harry Smith conducted an exclusive interview with Sen. Barack Obama earlier today in Richmond, Va. Among other topics, the senator told Smith why it’s so important for him to take a break from his campaign to see his grandmother. “My grandmother's the last one left,” Obama told Smith. The senator added, “She has really been the rock of the family, the foundation of the family.” Obama didn’t get to his mother before she died. “Yeah, got there too late,” he says. “You know,...
  • Obama Calls Grandmother 'Typical White Person' in Radio Interview (3/21/08)

    10/22/2008 10:11:57 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 3 replies · 517+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/21/08
    Barack Obama called his grandmother a "typical white person" in a radio interview on Thursday, raising eyebrows among some of his critics only days after he sought to bridge racial division in a major campaign speech. Obama had pointed to his mother's mother in his speech Tuesday as an example of someone who harbored fears of blacks based on racial prejudice. The Illinois senator revisited his relationship with his grandmother on Thursday in an interview on 610 WIP, Philadelphia Sports Radio. He denied his grandmother held hatred toward blacks, but described her as a "typical white person." "The point I...
  • The strange silence of Barack Obama’s grandmother

    10/22/2008 5:18:40 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 71 replies · 3,087+ views
    Contrarian Commentary ^ | 10/22/08 | Andy Martin
    Andy Martin’s investigative team digs for the truth. Is Obama using his ill grandmother as a beard to conceal his true concern: a release of the original copy of his 1961 birth certificate? The Obama investigation in Hawai’i, Part Two Obama’s Hawai’i Years: The truth finally revealed Obama’s tortured family life and secrets ANDY MARTIN Executive Editor ContrarianCommentary.com “Factually Correct, Not Politically Correct” FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “OPERATION ALOHA OBAMA” BEGINS TO YIELD UP THE TRUTH ABOUT BARACK OBAMA PART TWO: OBAMA’S FAMILY AND WHAT IT TELLS US ABOUT HIM (THE DOG THAT DOESN’T BARK) HIS GRANDMOTHER’S STRANGE SILENCE IS THE...
  • Obama dances before heading off to Grandmother's side

    10/21/2008 6:39:25 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 74 replies · 2,454+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | October 21, 2008 | Salena Zito
    ABC News Political Reporter Jack Tapper writes on his blog Political Punch that Sen. Barack Obama taped an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that will air tomorrow on her show. “I regret to inform you that he did, indeed, dance,” pens Tapper, “As he has in the past.”
  • Who Is Grandma Toot? [Barf Alert]

    10/21/2008 5:31:26 PM PDT · by justiceseeker93 · 78 replies · 1,552+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 21, 2008 | Yahoo!
    Barack Obama's campaign announced Monday that he'd be taking a few days off the campaign trail to visit his ailing grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, in Hawaii. Dunham, 85, practically raised Obama while his mother studied abroad. She's the "white grandmother" he mentions in speeches, a "trailblazer in her own right," the BBC wrote, "having risen from a lowly position to be one of the first woman vice-presidents of the Bank of Hawaii."............... He explains in his book, "Dreams from My Father," "We call my grandmother Tutu, Toot for short; it means "grandparent" in Hawaiian, for she decided on the day I...
  • VIDEO: Honolulu's KITV reports on Obama's grandmother health (includes recent photo of her)

    10/21/2008 9:50:32 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 29 replies · 3,116+ views
    KITV, Honolulu ^ | 10/20/08
    Obama to visit ill grandma in Hawaii. Report includes comments from a Dunham-Obama family friend in Oahu on the condition of Ms. Madelyn Dunham. VIDEO from Honolulu's KITV: http://www.kitv.com/video/17767642/index.html
  • How much time have Obama's children spent with his grandmother?

    08/13/2008 7:20:15 PM PDT · by airedale · 47 replies · 439+ views
    Vanity
    On the news today I heard that Obama spent an hour alone with his grandmother at her place while the family was elsewhere. I know how much time my child spent with her grandparents who lived half way across the country when she was growing up (a lot. She spent summers with them for many years so she'd know them). The story got me wondering just how much time his kids have spent with his grandmother over the past years and of course by the end of this vacation. If they haven't spent much time with her you have to...
  • Obama granny’s day out with envoys and top politicians

    07/07/2008 7:57:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 22 replies · 307+ views
    Daily Nation, Kenya ^ | 7/8/2008 | DAVE OPIYO
    Her dimpled face radiated happiness as she slowly and gracefully strolled towards the garden at the US ambassador’s residence in Nairobi, eliciting excitement among guests. Senator Barack Obama’s grandmother Sarah Obama, Prime Minister Raila Odinga and the US ambassador, Mr Michael Ranneberger, during the 232nd US Independence Day celebrations at the ambassador’s residence in Muthaiga, Nairobi. Photo/STEPHEN MUDIARI Initially, many thought that it was a joke when it was announced that Mrs Sarah Onyango Obama, the step-grandmother of US Senator Barack Obama, the 2008 Democratic Presidential candidate would grace the event — America’s Independence Day celebrations. Americans normally celebrate the...
  • Police: Grandmother Walks In On Lesbian Tryst, Attacks Teen

    06/16/2008 1:18:28 PM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 83 replies · 563+ views
    NBC 10 Philadelphia ^ | June 16, 2008 | NBC 10 Story Monkey
    READING, Pa. -- Police said a 61-year-old Reading woman beat her 16-year-old granddaughter severely after finding her in bed with another girl. Joyce Beddell is charged with aggravated and simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Beddell's granddaughter suffered serious bruises to her legs and buttocks during Thursday's assault with a cane and a belt. The other girl fled from the house before the beating began. Beddell told police she had done nothing wrong. She told police she should be allowed to discipline her granddaughter as she wishes. Beddell was jailed in...
  • Woman gets year in jail for forging girl's abortion papers

    06/14/2008 10:16:48 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 34 replies · 157+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 06/12/08 | Chandler Brown
    Cindi Cook had it all planned out. Her teenage son would graduate from his Hall County high school, go to college, then settle down and start a family. Then came the pregnancy. It was spring 2007 and, according to court testimony, Cook had no interest in her 16-year-old son's girlfriend, also 16, having their baby. Cook "began to pressure until the young lady relented and agreed to have an abortion," DeKalb County solicitor general Robert James said Wednesday. Displeased that the baby would ruin her son's chances of going to college, Cook "searched for a clinic that did not require...