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A Visit to the Cemetery

President Obama Thursday took his daughters to see the grave of his grandfather, Stanley Dunham.

From 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.

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

Afterward, the president, Sasha and Malia made a late afternoon stop at the Honolulu Zoo, touring privately after hours.

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58 Responses to A Visit to the Cemetery

  1. Was grandma nearby? No visit to her resting place? Did he bring flowers. 4 minutes? Geesh. No MO?

    He needs to get back to DC, his utopian world is unravelling and his people are miserable. 11 state AGs are about to crush his stupid Ocare too.

    Anyone see Ken Cuccinelli on Fox this morning? He was the first AG(Va) to challenge Ocare back in 2010, this morning he did an amazing “told ya so” pointing to everything he predicted has come true. The President is lawless and the insurance companies are afraid of his Chicago type bullying, so they won’t say anything for fear of retaliation by ticking off the regulators. Great stuff.

    • First, he could have told the offspring some stories about Grandma and Grandpa–how they took him in and care for him when his mother wouldn’t or couldn’t–and for many years. They weren’t just “typical” white people. Second, on the health care, Eugene Robinson is blatting in WaPo about how it’s a done deal. Well, if the president can pass-agg it and change it hither and yon, people (us) can pass-agg it and not sign up or pick the barebones plans or something. The deductibles are so high, people can hardly use these anyhow.

  2. This isn’t one of MrK’s famous satires, is it?
    lol.
    Real life; If I had suggested to my teenagers that we were going to spend the day visiting Gramp’s resting place, and then A Trip To The Zoo! they would have given me that certain stare that indicates ‘you’re kidding, right?’.
    Good grief, teenagers do NOT want to visit any cemetery no matter who’s laid to rest there, and they NO interest in gazing at giraffes at any time, much less when vacationing in Hawaii.
    Honestly, is this family for real, is this what they did before they came to live in the WhiteHouse?

    • If he is using the girls as a prop, he could spend longer–draw it out–more lugubrious, maudlin… Personally I love animals and the zoo, but everyone’s different. I got to wondering what they could do–surfing lessons, hanging at the beach…but I guess the shutterbugs would torment them.

      • He could take them to the golf course. Seriously, my Dad did this with me. And he was an engineer and a very good golfer. Me, still working on the patience thing. But I tried and he tried. And we had great times. Well, I thought we did…:)

    • My kids get a kick out of visiting cemeteries – it’s a place of history.They wouldn’t start complaining until at least 20 minutes in. They are fascinating places – so much to look at and read. I remember me and my friends used to bike ride to one of the famous old cemeteries in Detroit. Winding, hilly paths, great big statues and buildings. It was amazing. Of course, you have to be interested in more than just facebook and pop culture to find it interesting.

  3. Four minutes including walking to and from the motorcade. No mention of flowers. No mention of Mooch. What type of family is this anyway? It’s almost like they’re a cast of characters in a bad play.

  4. I believe the visit to the cemetary and the zoo was made because of all the backlash of people back home.
    Otherwise those acivities may have been done last week instead of golf.
    Can you imagine being in the circumstance as a teenager? Your father telling you: Were going to Hawaii, and this time: We will go to the cemetary, eat shaved ice, and go to the zoo!!!

  5. 30 min drive.
    4 minute visit.

    Either MO kicked them out of the house, or the 30 min drive passed some awesome golf courses that needed to be checked out. I don’t remember him ever demonstrating any love and affection for either of his dead white grandparents. Can’t imagine the purpose of this outing, the cost of the motorcade, the inconvenience to other citizens.

  6. A couple of WHD’s links are interesting today. Michelle Obama’s Mirror has a more thoughtful than satiric comment on low self-esteem and high self-esteem (ties in with Obama naturally), and Weasel Zippers notes that 2016 presidential hopeful Chris Christie sent out Christmas cards to influential Republicans in several states. Well, a Christmas card with no reference to Christmas but a photograph of himself and his family on election night. Which brings us back to perilous self-esteem.

    • Bbbbbbuuuut he DOES kinda look like Santa Clause so here really shouldn’t have had to bother with actually “saying” Merry Christmas. No need to risk offending any of those all important “moderate independents” don’t ya know.

  7. I think this is in response to those of us that keep questioning the idea that he “goes home” to Hawaii every year. So one photo op to “prove” he lived here and then he’s off for more fun.

  8. Photo op to white grandfather’s grave. Send it to the chick at MSNBC who had so much to say about the white evil grandfather Romney and his very fortunate adopted black grandchild.

    Again, Obama uses the dead.

  9. Darn Why do it bother you folks of how much time he spend at the gave, of where the FAMILY GO? AS WE CAN REMEMBER PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY IS ON VACATION, ON HIS TIME.

    WHY IN THE HELL IS THE MEDIA WORRIED? THEY GET ANGRY BECAUSE THEY CAN’T SMELL UP THE PRESIDENT BUTT, THEY WHINE ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME HE SPEN PLAYING GOLF, IS HE ON THEY TIME THEY ARE THE ONE’S THAT FOLLOWING HIM AROUND, HE TAKE MUCH TIME HE LIKE, HE LIKE PLAYING GOLF AND LOOK LIKE HE IS PRECISE OF WHAT HE IS DOING.

    First the MEDIA WAS WHINING AND LYING ABOUT OBAMA CARE (ACA), MUST BE A SLOW DAY AT THE OFFICE, THE MEDIA HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING JUST TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, THEY RECORD EVERYTHING HE DO,

    10. ONE DAY HE WAVED AT SOME SUPPORTERS, THEY RECORDED THAT, EACH DAY THEY EVEN TELL WHAT CLOTHES HE IS WEARING, HOW MANY TIMES THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY GO OUT TO EAT and WHAT FRIEND HOUSE THEY GO TO HAVE DINNER, HOW MANY TIME THE PRESDIENT AND HIS FAMILY GO HIKING, THE MEDIA GOT ANGRY BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T GET TO SEE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS FAMILY HIKING AND SNORKING, IS THIS WHY THE WANT TO SEE THE PRESIDENT AND FAMILY SO THEY CAN CRITIZE THEM.

    WE SAY THIS IS PRESIDENT OBAMA VACATION AND HE SPEND HIS TIME THEY WAY HE LIGHT.

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