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    Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    The Boston Globe reported Thursday that US President Barack Obama's parents may have planned to give him up for adoption prior to his birth, but then changed their minds.

    The report cites a conversation between the Kenyan-born Obama Sr. and an Immigration official that took place on April 12, 1961.

    According to a record of the conversation, Obama's mother, Ann Dunham, was "making arrangements with the Salvation Army to give the baby away", the Globe reported.

    "Subject got his USC wife 'Hapai' (Hawaiian for pregnant) and although they were married they do not live together and Miss Dunham is making arrangements with the Salvation Army to give the baby away," the quoted memo says.

    Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption - Israel News, Ynetnews
    I'd like to put him up for adoption, too, but I don't think any other country will take him.

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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    I'd like to put him up for adoption, too, but I don't think any other country will take him.
    What a douchebag thing to say. Even if this is true, which I doubt it is, why would you make fun of someone because their parents considered giving them up for adoption.
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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What a douchebag thing to say. Even if this is true, which I doubt it is, why would you make fun of someone because their parents considered giving them up for adoption.
    It must be all of that vinegar and water he ingests.


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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What a douchebag thing to say. Even if this is true, which I doubt it is, why would you make fun of someone because their parents considered giving them up for adoption.

    If you were a better reader, you would have understood that I was expressing my displeasure with Obama as President, but perhaps the process of becoming a humorless, self righteous ideologue has made it difficult for you to appreciate any opinion but your own.

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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Many, many wonderful human beings are adopted. My best friend and my children to name 3 of them.

    To turn this into a partisan thing...I can't even describe my hatred for that.


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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Good thing he wasn't adopted. Otherwise we'd never hear the end of Republicans bitching about how he's not a real person because he doesn't have a live parent certificate.
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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    If you were a better reader, you would have understood that I was expressing my displeasure with Obama as President, but perhaps the process of becoming a humorless, self righteous ideologue has made it difficult for you to appreciate any opinion but your own.
    I'm sure he gets it. You don't like Obama. The problem is the way you're going after him. If you don't get that, then I'm afraid you probably don't get much of anything.


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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Hell, his grandparents raised him, because his birth parents had the parental instincts of your average house cat. He purdy much was put up for adoption.

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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtime_ View Post
    If you were a better reader, you would have understood that I was expressing my displeasure with Obama as President, but perhaps the process of becoming a humorless, self righteous ideologue has made it difficult for you to appreciate any opinion but your own.
    Of course if you're going to try to be funny, it helps when you are actually funny.

    Somethings really aren't the kinds of things one jokes about. How ironic coming from a conservative to poke fun at adoption of all things. Oh wait, you call yourself an independent. My bad.
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    Re: Report: Obama's father said he'd be put up for adoption

    Oh Boston Globe, why is this even worthy of a news story?
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