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#1078231 - 11/06/08 09:53 PM Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi
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While Barack Obama has struggled to capture the Jewish vote, it turns out that one of his wife's cousins is the country's most prominent black rabbi - a fact that has gone largely unnoticed.

Michelle Obama, wife of the Democratic presidential nominee, and Rabbi Capers Funnye, spiritual leader of a mostly black synagogue on Chicago's South Side, are first cousins once removed. Funnye's mother, Verdelle Robinson Funnye (born Verdelle Robinson) and Michelle Obama's paternal grandfather, Frasier Robinson Jr., were brother and sister.

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1019188.html

The KKK must really be spinning. First black family moving into the White House, now we find out they have Jewish relatives too.

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#1078310 - 11/06/08 10:57 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi straw
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If you accept the Biblical account of history, we're all related. We all have Adam and Eve and Noah as our common ancestors.

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#1078437 - 11/07/08 03:13 AM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi buggs
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you might Bugs, but according to L. Ron Hubbard, some of us are descended from a race of super-beings that came to earth and caused ourselves a memory loss of our true nature and potential in order to create challenges for ourselves.

edited, because TMOS is really a better sort of guy.
Last edited by Devil Queen; 11/07/08 12:36 PM.
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#1078462 - 11/07/08 12:43 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi TheManofSteel
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L. Ron Hubbard? Now where did that come from? Are you part of Anonymous?

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#1078464 - 11/07/08 12:52 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi buggs
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I don't see what the big deal is... is it just me?
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#1078468 - 11/07/08 01:02 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi Retired DQ
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Originally Posted By: Devil Queen
I don't see what the big deal is... is it just me?


about l. ron hubbard? or about the jewish roots?


(and it might be a little bit you... )
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#1078470 - 11/07/08 01:03 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi kitten
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I mean really, who cares if her uncle is a rabbi!????
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#1078472 - 11/07/08 01:07 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi Retired DQ
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just something else to grouse about, i think.

if there were NO religious ties, it would be an issue. if there were ties to seventh day adventists or mormon or amish or any of any other religion that isn't "mainstream", it would be an issue. there just has to be "something" to pick at.

like you said, who cares?
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#1078516 - 11/07/08 02:09 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi kitten
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Well, we're in the BOL Cooler, so of course, someone is going to care! It's just the way it goes in here
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#1078521 - 11/07/08 02:14 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi Snow Bunny
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Who is picking at it?

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#1078526 - 11/07/08 02:17 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi buggs
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Originally Posted By: Bugs Bunny
L. Ron Hubbard? Now where did that come from? Are you part of Anonymous?


I am just goofing around Bugs. I was only taking a playful swipe at Ron Mex.
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#1078533 - 11/07/08 02:23 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi TheManofSteel
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Aren't playful swipes Kitten's job?



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#1078689 - 11/07/08 03:48 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi Snow Bunny
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Just to be clear, I posted this because I thought it was funny and ironic. I am certainly not grousing (I am Jewish) and I haven't seen anyone else grousing about it either.

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#1078758 - 11/07/08 04:12 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi TheManofSteel
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Originally Posted By: TheMANofSTEEL
Originally Posted By: Bugs Bunny
L. Ron Hubbard? Now where did that come from? Are you part of Anonymous?


I am just goofing around Bugs. I was only taking a playful swipe at Ron Mex.

Ummm, is he a Scientologist?

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#1078767 - 11/07/08 04:16 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi buggs
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hi bugs.
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#1078879 - 11/07/08 04:55 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi buggs
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Originally Posted By: Bugs Bunny
Originally Posted By: TheMANofSTEEL
Originally Posted By: Bugs Bunny
L. Ron Hubbard? Now where did that come from? Are you part of Anonymous?


I am just goofing around Bugs. I was only taking a playful swipe at Ron Mex.

Ummm, is he a Herbologist?
yes
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#1078896 - 11/07/08 05:03 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi Blade Scrapper
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LOL
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#1078919 - 11/07/08 05:21 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi kitten
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Originally Posted By: Nother
hi bugs.

hi. is that you kitten? you've changed.

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#1078923 - 11/07/08 05:23 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi buggs
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it seems like i'm a whole nother person, doesn't it?
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#1078925 - 11/07/08 05:24 PM Re: Meet Michelle Obama's cousin the rabbi kitten
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I didn't recognize you at first without your hat.

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