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Mayor’s Bizarre Family Christmas Photo Goes Viral (Mayor of San Juan, PR)
Yahoo ^ | 12/13/11 | melissa knolwes

Posted on 12/13/2011 12:24:40 PM PST by DemforBush

Right about now, you're probably starting to receive Christmas cards from friends and family. It's pretty safe to assume that most of them are adorned with candid shots of smiling faces, and some even have a picture of the newest addition to the family: a kid or man's best friend. Well a Christmas card from San Juan's mayor just earned him a spot on the famous blog "AwkwardFamilyPhoto.com."...

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: mayor; puertorico; sanjuan; santini; taxidermy
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1 posted on 12/13/2011 12:24:51 PM PST by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush

Bizarre and creepy!


2 posted on 12/13/2011 12:29:39 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: DemforBush

Wtf?


3 posted on 12/13/2011 12:29:53 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: DemforBush

This will make the World Wildlife Fund go ape! Hah!


4 posted on 12/13/2011 12:30:06 PM PST by RexBeach
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To: DemforBush; rrstar96; AuH2ORepublican; livius; adorno; wtc911; Willie Green; CGVet58; Clemenza; ...
Oh, brother...

I got this as part of a package which highlighted the new educational, sports and entertainment venues that the city has built, to include this picture which was shot at the new natural history museum. Why did they pose with a cheetah chewing on an antelope? The heck do I know.

Puerto Rico Ping! Please Freepmail me if you want on or off the list.


5 posted on 12/13/2011 12:31:44 PM PST by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: martin_fierro

Wow


6 posted on 12/13/2011 12:32:01 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: DemforBush

Very nice. This gives me an idea. I’ll have a card made of my family standing around a gutted deer hanging from a tree that my son killed this season.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 12:32:43 PM PST by fso301
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To: DemforBush

Yep, I always say nothing says Christmas quite like a statue of a leopard ripping the throat out of a gazelle.


8 posted on 12/13/2011 12:33:08 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: DemforBush

I don’t get it. What’s wrong with a Christmas card in Español?


9 posted on 12/13/2011 12:34:39 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: skr

He paid a lot for the taxidermy and wanted to show it off.


10 posted on 12/13/2011 12:36:18 PM PST by Notwithstanding (1998 ACU ratings: Newt=100%, Paul=88%, Santorum=84% [the last year all were in Congress])
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To: cll

Thanks for the info. I thought perhaps the mayor was so vain that he figured everyone wanted to see a couple of his trophies from his hunt last year that he paid tons of money to get mounted.


11 posted on 12/13/2011 12:36:27 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: DemforBush
Hmmm, "wild animals" remind me of Old San Juan.
One hell of a liberty port back in the late 60s.
12 posted on 12/13/2011 12:42:44 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: DemforBush

Definitely wierd. He´s apparently well-known for this, however, and some of his earlier cards have been pretty strange (and wildlife themed) too.

What happened to the lion lying down with the lamb?


13 posted on 12/13/2011 12:43:29 PM PST by livius
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To: DemforBush

“Que esta” Navidad?

LOL! I don’t speak Spanish and even I know it’s “Feliz” Navidad.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 12:45:20 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: jonno

I don’t get it either. It does snow in PR doesn’t it?


15 posted on 12/13/2011 12:46:24 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: jonno
I don’t get it. What’s wrong with a Christmas card in Español?

It's not the caption, it's the picture. You can clearly see the string supporting one of the snowflakes; major faux pas.

16 posted on 12/13/2011 12:46:45 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: DemforBush

Having family portrait taken with your pet leopard and pet impala together is always a risky proposition.


17 posted on 12/13/2011 12:52:49 PM PST by WinMod70
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To: Owl_Eagle
“Que esta” Navidad? LOL! I don’t speak Spanish and even I know it’s “Feliz” Navidad.

It means "May this Christmas..." The words below it mean "brighten your dream."

18 posted on 12/13/2011 12:52:59 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: DemforBush
Merry Christmas.

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19 posted on 12/13/2011 12:54:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: DemforBush

Merry Jaguar Kill Bitemas!


20 posted on 12/13/2011 12:55:31 PM PST by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: cll

Ah, this explains much (the natural history museum). Still a little weird, IMHO. But at least I can sort of see why the critters are there.


21 posted on 12/13/2011 12:57:10 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: ExpatGator

LOL!


22 posted on 12/13/2011 12:58:25 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: cripplecreek

Looks like your terriers are trying unsuccessfully to hit the high notes in the Hallelujah Chorus.


23 posted on 12/13/2011 12:58:25 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: DemforBush

I think the mayor thought they were kissing: “love your enemy.”


24 posted on 12/13/2011 1:01:06 PM PST by zeebee
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To: WinMod70
Having family portrait taken with your pet leopard and pet impala together is always a risky proposition.

Not an impala; maybe a Bel Air. The impala has six tail lights.

25 posted on 12/13/2011 1:01:37 PM PST by Lady Lucky
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To: fso301

thank you, I so needed a laugh today....I love your idea...I so want to tell the total governement and every jerk that works for them to go F*** themselves today...it has not been a good day, yuk


26 posted on 12/13/2011 1:03:46 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: DemforBush

The major is ONE SICK MUCHACHO.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 1:04:46 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: cripplecreek

Love that picture all it needs is a.... Merry Christmas from the Cripplecreek family..LOL


28 posted on 12/13/2011 1:08:06 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: cripplecreek

OOPs missed the Merry Christmas, ignore previous post...


29 posted on 12/13/2011 1:10:20 PM PST by goat granny (.)
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To: DemforBush

I don’t think he’s angling for the PETA vote.


30 posted on 12/13/2011 1:15:47 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: DemforBush

I think he should of took the family to the Scottsdale gun club and posed with a bunch of machine guns instead.


31 posted on 12/13/2011 1:17:53 PM PST by riverrunner
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To: cripplecreek

LOL!


32 posted on 12/13/2011 1:22:40 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: goseminoles
You did it wrong.

¿WTF?

33 posted on 12/13/2011 1:37:33 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: fso301
Very nice. This gives me an idea. I’ll have a card made of my family standing around a gutted deer hanging from a tree that my son killed this season.

LOL, I'm just pulling your leg, but the manner in which you wrote that could be read as: your son killed a tree this season.

Regardless of whether is was a deer or a tree that your son killed this season, I wish you and your family a most excellent Christmas this year (and you probably have some venison recipes ready to use).

34 posted on 12/13/2011 1:42:13 PM PST by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: Col Freeper
LOL, I'm just pulling your leg, but the manner in which you wrote that could be read as: your son killed a tree this season.

LOL!

Regardless of whether is was a deer or a tree that your son killed this season, I wish you and your family a most excellent Christmas this year (and you probably have some venison recipes ready to use).

Thanks. Hope you have a good one too.

35 posted on 12/13/2011 1:47:57 PM PST by fso301
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To: DemforBush

The staff at PETA are on suicide watch!


36 posted on 12/13/2011 1:52:25 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: DemforBush

They were just playing, besides that, I see absolutely nothing wrong with this picture. It is from a guy that obviously loves hunting and wildlife. It is just nature guys, and presents a natural scene from the real world. MERRY CHRISTMAS, from one animal lover (taste so good) to any others that prefer to harvest themselves.


37 posted on 12/13/2011 2:03:52 PM PST by runninglips (Republicans = 99 lb weaklings of politics. ProgressiveRepublicansInConservativeCostume)
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To: cripplecreek

Funny!


38 posted on 12/13/2011 2:17:14 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: JaguarXKE

As a member in good standing with PETA (People Eating Tasty Animals) I’m confused just what the problem is. end sarc here. ;-)


39 posted on 12/13/2011 2:17:39 PM PST by Stanwood_Dave ("Testilying." Cop's don't lie, they just Testily{ing} as taught in their respected Police Academy.)
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To: edpc

You did it wrong. its:

¿QEF?


40 posted on 12/13/2011 2:22:28 PM PST by Nachoman (I HOPE we CHANGE presidents.)
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To: cripplecreek

If you could get those two pooches to wear those little santa hats and pose like that.... it would be a very cool Christmas card!!


41 posted on 12/13/2011 2:38:56 PM PST by momtothree
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To: livius

“What happened to the lion lying down with the lamb?”

The lamb didn’t get much sleep...


42 posted on 12/13/2011 2:48:24 PM PST by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: DemforBush

Merry Christmas from a wise Latino!


43 posted on 12/13/2011 3:16:33 PM PST by 4yearlurker (I've been dipping into my jar full of Hope & Change just to buy gas!!)
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To: DemforBush

The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them.

But the impala is s-— out of luck.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 3:28:55 PM PST by heartwood
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To: cll

Oh, a look-at-what-the-government-has-done-for-you card with Christmas thrown in.


45 posted on 12/13/2011 3:37:27 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: fso301

I love the way you put that. It’s called a dangling
participle (I think). Walking on the ceiling, I saw a fly.


46 posted on 12/13/2011 3:46:55 PM PST by jusduat (probably lost)
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To: jusduat; Col Freeper
I love the way you put that. It’s called a dangling participle (I think). Walking on the ceiling, I saw a fly.

You got my creative juices flowing. We still have time to kill another deer, string it up from the tree, gut it and then lower the deer by cutting down the tree. A photo montage of that should make a fine Christmas card.

47 posted on 12/13/2011 4:07:17 PM PST by fso301
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To: Notwithstanding

The leopard killing the gazelle is from the San Juan Wildlife Museum, a city-built museum with hundreds of exhibits on African and North American animals (most of the taxidermy was donated by a local hunter who was looking for a forum to show off his kills) that was inaugurated this year. Mayor Santini has been promoting the museum so as to increase (paid) attendance and show that the city’s investment paid off not only with respect to educating kids (its a popular field-trip destination), but in attracting tourists and maybe even turning a profit.

Apparently the Mayor sent out Christmas cards with different pictures of his family taken at the museum, some standing in front of stuffed and mounted bears, and this one in front of the leopard killing the gazelle. This particular one may not have been the most appropriate for a Christmas card, but Mayor Santini probably included it because he or one of his kids liked that exhibit.

I don’t know if Mayor Santini is a hunter himself, but he is an avid gun enthusiast and a conservative Republican, and was targeted by the Brady Coalition in his 2004 reelection for being the mayor of the largest U.S. city (San Juan’s population is around 425,000) to have supported the repeal of the federal assault-weapons ban.


48 posted on 12/13/2011 4:37:36 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: fso301

“...string it up from the tree...”

Hang it from your decorated Christmas tree! (I don’t know - with a 2x4 from the tree to the mantel over your fireplace - or the dining room chandeler perhaps?)

“Hey - the guy at the shop said to hang it from my tree!”


49 posted on 12/13/2011 4:45:05 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: DemforBush
Call me naive, but on first look, I thought the leopard was nuzzling the gazelle....

..never crossed my mind this was a violent photo.... strange, but not violent.

50 posted on 12/13/2011 4:45:16 PM PST by Guenevere (....We press on.....)
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