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Vandalism forces removal of Obama plaque
Red Guard ^ | Jan 26, 2014 | Kelsey Thalhofer

Posted on 01/26/2014 3:53:21 PM PST by bkopto

Keeping the peace is no easy task at Eugene’s Nobel Peace Park.

The 24 plaques at the park that feature the American Nobel laureates have attracted attention from visitors and vandals alike since it opened in Alton Baker Park last spring, and the plaque representing the nation’s most recent laureate, President Obama, has been a prime target.

“It got vandalized, I’d say, five, six, seven times,” said Roger Durant, the project’s development director, of the Obama plaque. Nearly “every two or three weeks, there was a new mark that we had to try to take off and rub out,” he added.

Many of these markings — including a racial slur — were easily cleaned off, said Durant, but last month he and his team were forced to remove Obama’s plaque after finding it carved with profanity.

“It’s kind of a slap in the face of the organization,” Durant said. “It’s taking donors’ money out of what it’s meant to be used for.”

After a meeting with Mayor Kitty Piercy Thursday afternoon, Durant said the replacement plaque will be housed in a prominent and secure place — likely in the Eugene Public Library — at least until the end of Obama’s presidency.

“It’s not the way I would prefer it” said Piercy, who called the vandalism “intolerable.”

“I feel sad that we have to do this, but I think lots of times when things don’t go the way that you wish they were going, you can use them as a learning opportunity,” she added. “If we can learn something as a community from what is going on with that and still educate people and share, then I guess that’s a good thing.”

The park, a more than $225,000 project funded by donations, is the first monument in the country to honor winners of the peace prize. Each plaque and stand cost $5,000, and Durant said the high-pressure laminate plaques — where vandals have carved words and other markings — costs $800 to replace.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: demagogicparty; eugene; kenyanbornmuzzie; obabma; oregon; vandals
Hardy-har-har! In Eugene OR, of all places. And a Nobel Peace Prize Park - what a waste of money!
1 posted on 01/26/2014 3:53:21 PM PST by bkopto
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To: bkopto
Self inflicted publicity stunt?


2 posted on 01/26/2014 3:56:22 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: bkopto

The Obama photograph at the VA hospitals are normally covered in spit and other secretions.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 3:56:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: bkopto

Our turkey in chief shouldn’t even have one.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 3:56:57 PM PST by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: bkopto

Wait til the 3 branches of the Baraq Hussein Obama Presidential Library and Choom Gang Museum open up, LOL.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 3:59:02 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: bkopto
“It’s kind of a slap in the face of the organization,” Durant said.

Awarding Baraq Obama the Nobel Prize is a slap in the face of all of humanity.

6 posted on 01/26/2014 3:59:26 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: bkopto

Eugene OR? I thought Marx, Lenin and Obama were gods there.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 4:00:59 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: bkopto

I can’t imagine why anyone would disrespect a plaque honoring a man who did absolutely to earn the honor.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 4:01:06 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

absolutely NOTHING, that is.


9 posted on 01/26/2014 4:01:29 PM PST by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seriously?


10 posted on 01/26/2014 4:01:34 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: bkopto

The beatings will continue until morale improves.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 4:01:41 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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12 posted on 01/26/2014 4:07:49 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: bkopto

What? Just scratches? I would expect it to look like a Stop sign on a country road.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 4:13:51 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin
I thought Marx, Lenin and Obama were gods there.

They are, especially on the UO campus. But there are plenty of regular conservative folks in the city and surrounding countryside who haven't been indoctrinated by Communist professors. Some among them might even be tempted to deface an undeserved and totally political plaque.

14 posted on 01/26/2014 4:13:55 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: bkopto

Cue Gomer Pyle.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 4:14:15 PM PST by OldNewYork
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To: bkopto

Obama won’t feel insulted until somebody smacks a photograph or statue of him, with the bottom of a shoe.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 4:15:04 PM PST by adorno (Y)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> at Eugene’s Nobel Peace Park.

Oregon. Some jackasses paid money for a bronze plaque commemorating (most recently) Zero the Peace Hero, who was handed a so-called Nobel Peace Prize before he’d done anything (like Gore before him), and of course before he started carrying out murders via proxies in the jihadist groups and Mexican drug gangs. Thanks bkopto.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 4:15:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I’d expect it to look like an open-air outhouse....


18 posted on 01/26/2014 4:16:13 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: Irenic

I’ve been told they have to clean it on a regular basis, unlike the photograph of the VA Secretary next to it.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 4:16:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: skeeter

No, you were right the first time. He did absolutely to earn it. He did even less than NOTHING.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 4:19:01 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Bernard Marx

“But there are plenty of regular conservative folks in the city and surrounding countryside who haven’t been indoctrinated by Communist professors.”

I know there are. My dad went through gradeschool at Lorane. A different time and a different place.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 4:36:28 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: bkopto

“We’re all here to hopefully inspire future peace makers, just like them.”

**cough** **cough**...Trouble maker in Chief.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 4:36:43 PM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: bkopto
The park, a more than $225,000 project funded by donations, is the first monument in the country to honor winners of the peace prize. Each plaque and stand cost $5,000, and Durant said the high-pressure laminate plaques — where vandals have carved words and other markings — costs $800 to replace.

Funny when a person who does this is agreeing with the liberals viewpoint they call it free speech or art, but when the person disagrees with the liberals it's vandalism.

23 posted on 01/26/2014 4:41:13 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Bernard Marx
But there are plenty of regular conservative folks in the city and surrounding countryside who haven't been indoctrinated by Communist professors

There aren't enough of us to make a difference, as the Republican Party is so FU...and no other organizing force to speak of in Oregon. The 'stunt' with the AR15 raffle caught me by surprise; someone with some cojones at Republican Party...pigs fly sometimes...

(no, it wasn't me, honest)

24 posted on 01/26/2014 4:42:36 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting... :p


25 posted on 01/26/2014 4:46:16 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: bkopto

actually Alton Baker Park, OWS’s headquarters for Occupy Eugene. I wonder how much damage OWS caused...


26 posted on 01/26/2014 8:06:42 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: SunkenCiv
...for a bronze plaque commemorating (most recently) Zero the Peace Hero...

I don't thin k the project was even conceived until after O got the Prize.

27 posted on 01/27/2014 3:29:48 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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