Skip to comments.Little Barry heads back to school next week
Posted on 02/13/2010 10:35:13 AM PST by opentalk
The Central Jakarta administration will move the controversial "Little Barry" statue from its current location at Taman Menteng in Central Jakarta to state elementary school SDN 01 Menteng next week, an official says.
"We are currently discussing with officials from the school and its alumni association," city spokesman Cucu Ahmad Kurnia told reporters Friday. "We hope the move will happen next week."
US President Barack Obama attended the elementary school for almost two years when he spent part of his childhood in Jakarta.
Erected by the Jakarta-based Friends of Obama Foundation in December last year, the statue, which resembles Obama as a boy, recently sparked wide public criticism for insulting the nation's pride.
Just a few days after the Central Jakarta municipality unveiled the statue at Menteng Park, experts and a group of Facebook users demanded it be dismantled.
On Wednesday, the Central Jakarta District Court held a hearing to try a class action lawsuit by five plaintiffs representing 50,000 members of the "Take down the Barack Obama statue from Menteng Park" group on Facebook.
The five plaintiffs - Heru Nugroho, Protus Tanuhandaru, Daniel Rudi Haryanto, Andes Soesman and FX Agung Bimo Sutedjo - filed the suit against Jakarta governor, Central Jakarta mayor and the Jakarta Parks and Cemeteries Agency, saying the statue didn't deserve a place at the park and should be immediately removed.
Although appreciating the administration's plan to remove the statue, Heru said the group would go ahead with its lawsuit.
"We will only withdraw the lawsuit if the city administration publicly apologizes for its one-sided decision to permit the statue," he told The Jakarta Post.
Hawaiian-born Obama moved to Indonesia at the age of six to live with his mother, Ann Dunham, and Indonesian stepfather Lolo Soetoro.
Obama attended third grade at the school in 1968. He returned to Hawaii at the age of 10 to live with his maternal grandparents.
After he makes a mess of our Economy, picture him living big in another country with large amount of cash.
I don't know if you've noticed, zero tells us nothing in 'Dreams' - everything relating to his past is put into the mouth of others.
Uncle George? Or maybe "Uncle Kahlid" with the funds actually coming from "Uncle Ali", who also was a Sugar Daddy to CAIR.
The African side of the family refer to JR’s mom as Anna Toot, or is that what you are saying.....Found it in several places when I was looking for connections between the Obama family and the missionaries in Africa.
Is Barack Obama related to Malcolm X? Looking at features one by one and comparing.
Sorry for the typos in my post. That’s what happens when you are typing on one computer and installing Quick Books Pro on a laptop, at the same time.
Dont be so sure about that. Just wait and see. You can rest assured it will never be posted herE or anywhere else. Just wait until 2011. We arent getting him out, forget that. He will not run again and if he does, he will not be reelected. The goOd evidence is in the hands of people that know what to do with it, and no, not people like Orly. Experienced, well known people who know what to to with evidence and know to keep their mouths shut while they build their cases.
Height can go through just one of the parents, from grandparents. Since Stanley Armour was tall, that could be how 0bama got his height.
I am shocked that NO group of American lawyers saw fit to work on this years ago, when it first became apparent that the Libbies were running an ineligible candidate
I don’t believe it was known until it was too late. Obamamania was rampant and rabid. I think rather than have the US look like fools, a Constitutional crisis, probably riots, maybe civil war, they decided to let it go and pretend. Probably Pelosi, Reid and many others were involved. It would created a situation that could have been disastrous.
I think Bill and Hillary knew, but by that time it was thought she could not beat McCain. Bill did make that odd statement... “IF Obongo was qualified to be president”. I found it very odd at the time, now it makes more sense. That was his little dig, his hint, and the reason Hillary got her position even thought Wookie detests Hillary.
He knows he is going to have to pony up with some docs to run again. As much as Wookie loves the perks of the WH and wants to milk it for all she can, I don’t think there is a chance he will run or be elected again. He’s history in 2012.
They sure look alike...
She did not need to, under the statute law at the time, Maya was a citizen at birth, because by 1970, Ann had lived in the US for 10 years, 5 of them after her 14th birthday.
As to registering him in two different hospitals, that is not the way it was or is done. Hospitals only register births that occur in their facility. To register a birth not occurring in a hospital, you'd go to the Department of Health office and fill out the same form the hospitals use, but you would not list a hospital. I think the "two hospitals" problem comes from not keeping their lies straight, as to which hospital they were claiming birth in, while the truth may have been "niether".
Even the newspaper birth announcements do not say *where* the birth occurred. Pity that, my home town paper did and does indicate which of the city's hospitals the birth occurred in.
So is Barry.
It was because someone posted it again. You must have asked LucyT to put you on her ping list. She pings to lots of pictures.
You had commented "Amazingly, we suddenly learn." I just wanted to let you know that it wasn't suddenly.
I just noticed your posting to LucyT at #148 saying I was berating you as a noob. I am sorry if I offended you.
Did he call him Pops? Not that I am aware of. I read Dreams, I don’t recall him calling him that but it’s possible and I just forgot.
I know. At first I thought it was a mistaken referral to Madelyn. I googled “Annie Toot” and did indeed find a few references referring to Anne.
I try to keep in mind these stories are ancedotal and may not be told by the best of historians.
This is what I think. Once they found out they were not going back. They wanted power. With majority they could cover it up. Without majority they would say they thought Obama was vetted previously in Chicago.
Did you read the article?
post# 128 Stanley on the right.
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