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Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« on: January 03, 2014, 11:01:25 PM »
By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama made time to visit his grandfather's grave during his two week Hawaii vacation. According to the White House pool report, Obama and his daughters took the 30-minute drive from their vacation rental home to his grandfather's grave. The visit lasted about 4 minutes.

Here's the pool report:


President Obama's motorcade made its way to Honolulu, passing by stunning vistas while occasionally being slowed by congested roads. After a 30-minute drive, Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia arrived at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Puowaina Punchbowl Crater.

Obama's grandfather, Stanley Dunham, is interred at the cemetery.

The president was not visible to the pool during a short visit.

Four minutes after arriving, Obama and his daughters were back in the motorcade. The next destination is unknown.

After departing the graveyard, Obama took his daughters to the zoo:


President Obama's motorcade made its way through the streets of Honolulu, arriving at 5:08 p.m. at the Honolulu Zoo.

The president, Malia and Sasha should have the zoo to themselves, as it closes at 4:30 p.m.

The zoo sits just off the coast, not far from Diamond Head crater and a short walk from bustling Waikiki Beach.

The pool is now holding in the van and will not be seeing the zoo or the president.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-makes-4-minute-visit-grandfathers-grace_773272.html

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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2014, 11:13:38 PM »
Why did he bother?
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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2014, 11:26:44 PM »
Why did he bother?

Maybe someone left him a note there for a tryst.  :silly:

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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 01:07:21 AM »
So - let me get this straight.

He stops to visit his Grandfathers grave. Fair enough, a decent thing to do.

He stays there for under a minute, allowing time for the walk to and from the car. This is the man (by all accounts a decent man) who took him in and raised him.

Yeah, real respectful, that.
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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2014, 01:09:11 AM »
So - let me get this straight.

He stops to visit his Grandfathers grave. Fair enough, a decent thing to do.

He stays there for under a minute, allowing time for the walk to and from the car. This is the man (by all accounts a decent man) who took him in and raised him.

Yeah, real respectful, that.

And gawrsh, Mr. Obama is usually such a respectful fellow, ain't he?  /sarc

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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2014, 01:19:13 AM »
Frank Marshall Davis' father is buried in Hawaii?

Who knew?


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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2014, 01:20:27 AM »
Frank Marshall Davis' father is buried in Hawaii?

Who knew?

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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2014, 07:25:56 AM »
« Last Edit: January 04, 2014, 07:57:38 AM by mountaineer »
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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2014, 09:15:05 AM »
A commenter at the White House Dossier blog asked whether grandma is buried next to grandpa Stan. Interesting question - why no mention of her?

Grandma took drastically ill after Obama's last visit to her - right after he was elected in 2008.  He had her CREMATED and he and Michele quickly threw her ashes out to sea.  I wonder why he didn't have her buried next to her husband?

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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2014, 01:25:54 PM »
Oh, I forgot the cremation thing. So why not inter her ashes next to her husband, anyway? Very strange.
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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2014, 01:44:53 PM »
Oh, I forgot the cremation thing. So why not inter her ashes next to her husband, anyway? Very strange.



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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2014, 06:41:04 PM »
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Grandma took drastically ill after Obama's last visit to her
This country took drastically ill on Jan. 20, 2009 and there's no chance of recovery.  **nononono*
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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2014, 07:28:36 PM »

Things that make you say hmmmmmmmm........

Seriously!

These are very odd people.

There's something wrong with both of them, deep, deep down inside.....
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Re: Obama Makes 4-Minute Visit to Grandfather's Grave
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2014, 08:05:01 PM »
Oh, I forgot the cremation thing. So why not inter her ashes next to her husband, anyway? Very strange.

Might have been in her will. IIRC, Obama's mother was also cremated and her ashes put into the sea (think it was at roughly the same spot, too).
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