Saturday, June 20, 2009


When I was a little girl, my invalid mother had a Black housekeeper. her two daughters were my age and were my friends I remember one Saturday we three little girls went to the theater in Wilburton and watch some movie. As we waited in line outside for the tickets, some teeage boys in cars came by shouting and called my friends the 'N' wordname. Emma and Ellen fought back to those boys, but I was so scared, I ran down the street crying and hid . Mrs. LMC

"It's A Wonderful Life"

Stanley Ann began classes at the U. of Hawaii in 1960, and shortly after that, [her H.S. best friend, Maxine] Box received a letter saying that her friend had fallen in love with a grad student. He was black, from Kenya and named Obama.
About that same time, another letter crossed the Pacific, this one heading to Africa. It was from Barack Obama Sr. to his mother, Sarah Hussein Onyango Obama. Though the letter didn't go into great detail, it said he had met a young woman named Ann (not Stanley). There wasn't much on how they met or what the attraction was [how does one explain to Mom 'Eh, I was horny'?], but he announced their plans to wed.

The Dunhams weren't happy. [MAJN IT]

Stanley Ann's prospective father-in-law was furious.
He wrote the Dunhams "this long, nasty letter saying that he didn't approve of the marriage," Obama recounted his mother telling him in "Dreams of My Father." "He didn't want the Obama blood sullied by a white woman."

Parental objections didn't matter. [See their intrinsic, Liberal foresight~?!]
For Stanley Ann, her new relationship with Barack Obama and weekend discussions seemed to be in part, a logical extension of long coffeehouse sessions in Seattle and the teachings of Wichterman and Foubert. The forum now involved graduate students from the University of Hawaii. [...] The self-assured and opinionated Obama spoke with a voice so deep that "he made James Earl Jones seem like a tenor," said Neil Abercrombie, a Democratic congressman from Hawaii who was part of those regular gatherings. While Obama was impatient and energized, Stanley Ann, whom Abercrombie described as "the original feminist," was endlessly patient but quietly passionate in her arguments. She was the only woman in the group. "I think she was attracted to his powerful personality," Abercrombie said, "and he was attracted to her beauty and her calmness."
Six months after they wed, another letter announced the birth of Barack Hussein Obama, born Aug. 4, 1961. Despite her husband's continued anger, Sarah Obama said in a recent interview, she "was so happy to have a grandchild in the U.S." When the same news hit Mercer Island, it dumbfounded Stanley's classmates.
"I just couldn't imagine her life changing so quickly," said Box, thinking about her independent-minded friend who had disdained marriage and motherhood.

Although he didn't say it at the time, Abercrombie privately feared that the relationship would be short-lived. [See that intrinsic, Liberal foresight~!] Obama was one of the most ambitious, self-focused men he had ever met.
After Obama was accepted to study at Harvard, Stanley Ann disappeared from the University of Hawaii student gatherings, but she did not accompany her husband to Harvard. Abercrombie said he rarely saw her after that. "I know he loved Ann," Abercrombie said, but "I think he didn't want the impediment of being responsible for a family. He expected great things of himself and he was going off to achieve them."
As controversial leader BarryHuss Obama writes in his book, "Dreams", 'My father, who returned to Kenya when I was just two, was born Muslim but as an adult became an atheist.'
Their marriage failed. Stanley Ann filed for divorce in 1964 and remarried two years later, when her son was 5. [See that intrinsic, Liberal.... ]

The senior Obama finished his work at Harvard and returned to Kenya, where he hoped to realize his big dreams of a place in the Kenyan government.
Years later, Abercrombie looked up his old pal during a trip through Africa.
At that point, the senior Obama was a bitter man, feeling that he had been denied due opportunities to influence running his country. "He was drinking too much; his frustration was apparent," Abercrombie said.
To Abercrombie's surprise, Obama never asked about his ex-wife or his son.
Meet Obama's Stepdad, Lolo Soetoro
From Wikipedia, Soetoro earned his bachelor's degree in Geography from Gajah Mada University, Yogyakarta. He later obtained a scholarship to study for a master's degree at the University of Hawaii, where he met Barack Obama's mother. Soetoro and Dunham married, and Soetoro returned to Indonesia when the government called home its citizens who were studying abroad.

A year later, Dunham and six-year-old BarryHuss followed Soetoro to Indonesia, where the family took up residence in Menteng Dalam, Jakarta. After returning to Indonesia, Soetoro first worked for the army as a geologist, then became a government relations consultant with Mobil Oil.
During their years in Indonesia, Ann Dunham became increasingly interested in that country's culture, while Soetoro became more Western in his outlook. She left Soetoro in 1972, returning to Hawaii to be with her son, who had left Indonesia in 1971 to attend school.
Soetoro and Dunham saw each other periodically in the 1970s, but did not live together again, and divorced in 1980.

As a little boy in Jakarta, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide. "At the local primary school, he prayed thanks to a Catholic saint. In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah.
"To be clear, Senator Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago," future Executive branch spokesman Gibbs' Jan. 24, 2008 statement said.

But within the very same article, in a statement to The Times on Wednesday, the Obama campaign offered slightly different wording, saying: "Obama has never been a practicing Muslim." The statement then added that as a child, Obama had spent time in the neighborhood's Islamic center.

His former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama's grade-school teacher as childhood friends, say Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both of the schools he attended.

Where was his mother, Stanley during this period? Again, Ann Dunham became increasingly interested in that country's culture, while Lolo Soetoro became more Western in his outlook.
At the age of 10 years, little Barry Obama left mom and step-dad in Indonesia, returning to Hawai'i, to live with his white grandparents, the Dunhams.
What could possibly go wrong with that plan??

1 comment:

Most Rev. Gregori said...

I guess that is what they mean by a 'bouncing baby boy", they bounced him from here to there and really screwed up his mind.