November 15, 2008
Obama Not Attending Funeral Of Grandmother In Hawaii
Barack Obama's late grandmother remembered
By HERBERT A. SAMPLE
November 14th, 2008
Madelyn Dunham, the late grandmother of President-elect Barack Obama, has been remembered as a strong, vibrant and dedicated woman.
About 150 friends, former co-workers and others paid their respects Friday at a 45-minute ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
Obama and his family did not attend.
Dunham was one of the first female vice presidents at the Bank of Hawaii. Former bank chairman Howard Stephenson says she trained most of the real estate professionals in Hawaii during her two-plus decades at the bank.
Dunham died Nov. 2, two days before Obama won the presidency. She and her late husband, Stanley, raised him from 1971 until he left Hawaii in 1979.
President-elect Barack Obama will visit Hawai'i in December to honor his grandmother "Toot," who died two nights before the election, and to relax with his family before he takes the reins of the federal government in January.
It is not uncommon for funerals to be held more than a week after the death of a Hawai'i resident because of the time it takes for loved ones to fly to the Islands, said Jerry Andrade, funeral home manager of Borthwick Mortuary, which is handling Dunham's arrangements.
Wild Thing's comment........
OK this is how cold Obama is. Ice in his veins cold. The women that made him what he is today … and he didn’t have the courtesy to attend her funeral. I guess he only went to Hawaiii to do some things about his birth certificate and then just said hi to make it look like he went there to see his grandmother under the bus. Remember how Michelle and the little girls never went to see her either, not on any of the two trips he made there during the campaign. They went off to shop or whatever instead, even though the whole family had gone to Hawaii.
Well this leaves one grandmother left for Obama. The Kenyan grandma says she witnessed his birth... in Kenya.
Posted by Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 03:55 AM
That is cold, but he'll probably come up with some excuse, now that he's getting primed to take office.
It's sad that Bitchelle and the girls never met her. Was it their choosing, his or hers?
They should go. I'm sure a day or two isn't going to hurt anyone or anything they have to do.
I still would love to see the correct birth certificate, though, wouldn't you?
Posted by: Lynn at November 15, 2008 06:48 AM
Supposedly, she died November 3rd., I am inclined to believe, she died in October a week before but anyway today is the 15 of November. Thats 12 days since she croaked. What are they waiting for the Inheretance check to see if it clears ? Then put her underground ? ...Well what happens if it doesn't clear...they're not going to bury her. This is bizarre... Maybe like Lenin they are going to have her stuffed and mounted and enschrined in glass and put in the foyer of the White House.
Posted by: Mark at November 15, 2008 07:38 AM
Grandmom can't be politicized after she dies and just after her grandson won the presidential election...No 'news worthy' spin here? What a LOVING family, eh? Grandmom took the where abouts of Barack's real birth date and age with her to the grave. - The Omen 2008 Special Edition?
Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 15, 2008 08:59 AM
Just imagine what it was like back in the 70's for Obama's white grandparents? Back then, interracial marriages weren't accepted like they are today. Can you imagine the remarks people made to his grandparents as they walked the streets with him? Can you imagine the looks they received when they introduced him as there grandson?
This is the woman who changed her life to accommodate him and when he was in Hawaii, he didn't even have the decency to bring his family when he visited her. Now, he doesn't even have the decency to honor her at the funeral.
Posted by: BobF at November 15, 2008 10:13 AM
Grandmother Dunham is important only when it serves Obama's purpose. That she sacrificed to raise him is not important to him now. Besides, she is part of the White side of his family that he has publically chosen to disassociate himself from.
This man is a good Marxist. He is cold. He serves only himself and his cause. He has risen to the top and only HE is important.
Posted by: TomR at November 15, 2008 11:56 AM
She may have requestd that he NOT be in attendance
Posted by: SSgt Steve, at November 15, 2008 12:01 PM
Is that hand on Barack's shoulder PhotoShopped??
Posted by: Rick at November 15, 2008 12:55 PM
I was having a senior moment earlier and couldn't remember a name. Paul Wellstone, Obama has the same respect for his grandmother that Wellstone's family had, they turned his wake into a pro-Commmunist rally. I looked up the stats in two papers that confirmed the obit date as Nov 3, it is unusual for the body to lie in state for as long as Madelyn Dunham has, that is perplexing unless the authorities were waiting for dipshit to attend the ceremony, she was interred at Punchbowl, a hallowed place. SSgt Steve may have a point there.
Posted by: Jack at November 15, 2008 01:50 PM
Of course Barack Obama didn't attend the memorial service for his grandmother. The election is over and the first affirmative-action, African-American (aka black), and openly racist President-elect doesn't need to exploit his white grandmother anymore to win votes. The fact that Barack Obama did not set an example of real family values and respect in his daughters by attending the memorial service of their great grandmother with them says a lot about the future President's character. This is not surprising considering that this POS also exposed them to the most vile racist and anti-American rhetoric from Rev. Jeremiah Wright at weekly sermons during the very early and formative years of their lives.
Posted by: Les at November 15, 2008 02:20 PM
TomR, he rose to the top because shit floats.
Posted by: Mark at November 15, 2008 02:22 PM
Rick, the more I look at that photo, the more it appears BHO was photoshopped into the pic.
Posted by: jim warren at November 15, 2008 05:47 PM
Lynn, I sure would. He has treated all the attempts at seeing it like he is guilty so there is no way I can think anything else without proof otherwise.
"I still would love to see the correct birth certificate, though, wouldn't you?"
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:24 PM
Mark, OMG having her stuffed and mounted. hahahahhaahhaa I can't help it that really made me laugh.
That is VERY scary too. haha
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:25 PM
Darth, yes she is silenced now for good.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:27 PM
BobF, well said!! Your so right, he threw her under the bus then expected sympathy for himself when she was sick and then when she died. All about him and nothing about her.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:29 PM
Tom, that is so true.
"Grandmother Dunham is important only when it serves Obama's purpose."
Her heart had to break when he talked and wrote about her like he did. She was not a stupid woman.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:31 PM
SSgt Steve, wouldn't that be something if that was a part of her wishes.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:34 PM
Rick, oh my gosh it sure looks like it.
If it is one I do something with I always put......creations by wild thing.... on it.
I got this photo from Google. That hand is weird how it is up like that without his shoulder raised.
Thank you for pointing that out....good catch.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:37 PM
Jack thank you for looking it up. I guess they kept her on ice or something.
Yes she could have been really hurt being thrown under the bus in his book and waited for him to know it after she died.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:40 PM
Les, thank you for the images. He really is a low life.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 15, 2008 07:44 PM
You know, at the time I was hesitant to be cynical, but deep down I was rather suspicious of Obama randomly jetting off to Hawaii in the middle of his campaign when she was ill.
Now the campaign is over.
I hate it when my gut is right, but with the liberal illuminati, it almost always is.
Posted by: gippergal at November 15, 2008 11:36 PM
gippergal, yes, I know what you mean. It isn't a good feeling to always be so suspicious of any person but from history with liberals it sure shows us to go by our gut feeling.
Posted by: Wild Thing at November 16, 2008 12:08 AM
IF the law suit Allen Keyes is bringing up bears any type of fruit, look for his other Grandma to die too..
IF his grandma was BLACK he would have had a lot more love from the Obama family. Let me be perfectly clear Obama's white grandmother was a MINUS sign for his campaign. He had to distance himself from his "Whiteness" in order to be the first BLACK president.
He is HALF white, but that doesn't get the attention.
Posted by: Robert at November 16, 2008 01:42 PM
My personal opinion is that Hussein Infanticide Obama may have gone to Hawaii a few days before her death to make sure that she dies on the scheduled day and time just before election day,..think about it,..She just happens to die just before the election of her Grandson to the most powerful leadership position on Earth ? Doctors can induce deaths without anyone knowing. I bet her doctor and Hussein Infanticide Obama are very good friends if u know what I mean.
Posted by: ObamaNotMyPresident at November 17, 2008 05:46 AM