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Politics, gardening, making home-made bread and pasta. Enjoy Everything Italian: the language, film, books, culture, art. Favorite places: Rome, Naples, and Palermo. I was born a Yankee, but have lived the majority of my life as a Southerner I am a proud LIBERAL Democrat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVdz985HTJk

Journal Archives

President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years! (timeline, photos, and chart)

President Obama DID NOT control Congress for Two Years!

Here: http://www.thepragmaticpundit.com/2011/12/obama-did-not-control-congress-for-two.html

The page/link above is a GREAT page to bookmark. I just now came across it and I love it.

It pretty much has all the things that I've been typing out the past couple of years, but it includes a full timeline, photos, and a chart

Obama in 2008: Four years ago, the night before the 2008 election


Four years ago, in 2008, the day before the election Pres Obama's grandmother died.
That night in 2008 Obama gave his final campaign speech in North Carolina and spoke of his grandmother dying earlier that morning.
She was the grandmother that he grew up with.
His sister Maya was by her side in Hawaii when she passed away.

YouTube video description below...
Nov 3, 2008

In North Carolina, Barack Obama speaks about his grandmother, Madeyln Dunham or "Toot," who passed away just this morning, one day before the election.

"She was a quiet hero," Obama said.

Toot, short for Tutu (grandmother in Hawaiian) died from cancer at 86 years old.

Obama stated, "She's gone home."

Obama and his sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng, issued the following statement:

"It is with great sadness that we announce that our grandmother, Madelyn Dunham, has died peacefully after a battle with cancer. She was the cornerstone of our family, and a woman of extraordinary accomplishment, strength, and humility. She was the person who encouraged and allowed us to take chances. She was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and left this world with the knowledge that her impact on all of us was meaningful and enduring. Our debt to her is beyond measure.

Our family wants to thank all of those who sent flowers, cards, well-wishes, and prayers during this difficult time. It brought our grandmother and us great comfort. Our grandmother was a private woman, and we will respect her wish for a small private ceremony to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to any worthy organization in search of a cure for cancer."

We are thinking of you Toot.

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