February 26, 2008

This is one Obama-related thesis I'm not reading

As an advocate of the public learning more about the Presidential candidates in order to make informed choice a bit more of an actuality in America, I'm interested in following their paper trails, especially the strikingly limited record left by Senator Obama, the Occluded One. But there are limits to my curiosity, and this Wikipedia entry on Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetero, the Presidential candidate's late mother (yes, her first name was "Stanley"), makes mine clear:
In 1992 she earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Hawai'i. Her dissertation, "Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds," was 1067 pages long. [5]


Anonymous said...


Have you heard the latest McCain news? He publicly humiliated a conservative radio talk show host and supporter who introduced him at an event because he thought it was mean-spirited that the guy kept saying Barack's middle name, "Hussein", in his crowd warm-up. Meanwhile, another guy on his staff, Mark McKinnon, is still there despite publicly humiliating McCain by declaring he would leave the campaign if Barack were the Dem nominee and seemed to suggest attacking Obama was morally wrong, or at least would be for him.

A. You can't make this stuff up. Only McCain would reverse the rightful treatments of these two men and getting the implications of their transgressions mixed as well.

B. The guy would rather be loved and popular with the Press than be President.

I'll probably vote for the guy, but it will be an exercise in futility; there will be more McKinnons for McCain to tolerate and Cunninghams to humiliate in order to secure the love of the MSM.

Anonymous said...

I don't know - Stanley Ann Dunham is an intriguing figure to me.

Spengler emptied both barrels at her in his latest [which mentions you]:

Obama's women reveal his secret

I think there was something deeply wrong with that woman.

PS: She's wearing the Hijab in this photo with the Soetoro clan [circa 1970]:


PPS: In every picture I've ever seen of Dunham, she has this stupefied, deer-in-the-headlights look on her face [usually with her mouth gaping wide open].

But in every childhood picture I've ever seen of Obama, he's got this big, warm, glowing smile on his face:


When do you suppose all that racial angst and racial fervor and racial hatred took over his soul?

I wonder if this single meeting with his father, when Obama was in 5th grade, circa 1971, played a big role in shaping his outlook on his life? The poor kid looks so happy, and it must broken his heart to have never seen his father again:


[Look at how he's clutching his father's hand, as though he wants to never let go.]

Falling under the influence of a Communist black man, like Frank Marshall Davis, shortly thereafter, probably didn't help matters:

Obama’s Communist Mentor

And everyone seems to agree that his grandfather, Stanley Dunham, was a dyed-in-the-wool fellow-traveller himself, although I don't see why Stanley would have intentionally planted in Obama Jr any seeds of that racial hatred nonsense.

Unknown said...

Anonymous: haven't you ever heard of 'good cop' 'bad cop'? Sheesh, conservatives are so stupid....

Lucius: Spengler is a nutcase. He has good ideas and then goes crazy with them. No discipline at all.

Steve: I think SADOS was clearly obsessed. I could have wrapped up "Peasant blacksmithing in Medieval France and England: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds" in 807 short pages. 403 for France, 404 for England.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the pics. I'm interested to see that Barry was a plump kid. I think he smokes to keep his weight down. He may be perpetually on edge because he's a fat man inside a skinny body screaming to get out. He really does have a lean & hungry look.

Anonymous said...


Having recently read "Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds," I must recommend it. In particular, the twist at the end really surprised me!

Anonymous said...

I have no comment on "Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: Surviving and Thriving Against All Odds" other than this. Why do all "social-science" papers, dissertations, and reports have titles of the form: "Prosaic Description of Topic: Uplififting Slogan" ?

Are the people who write them just hacks, like the journalists who write the insipid and formulaic articles in "Time" and "Newsweek"?

Truth said...

"When do you suppose all that racial angst and racial fervor and racial hatred took over his soul?"

Oh I would say about 2047 A.D

Anonymous said...

LUCIUS:"Something deeply wrong with that women." Ya think?

Anonymous said...

On "Peasant Blacksmithing In Indonesia:Surviving Against the Odds" I was particularly struck by the chapter on Sex,Dating and Marriage: "...Bongo-Bongo snorted derisively. "The women around here?," he said,"its all about the money.Once they find out youre a peasant Indonesian blacksmith,forget it,they dont even wanna know you! Survivng against the odds? Hell,what about the odds of getting laid!? Odds are I'll be taking care of business myself most nights,and with the callusses ive built up doing all this Blacksmithing,its no picnic,lemme tell ya. Yep,they say once the horses start looking good,then its time to get out..."-Josh