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Sign Outside Business Reads "From The Ghetto To The White House"
wftv ^ | November 10, 2008 | wftv

Posted on 11/10/2008 8:34:33 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather

OCALA, Fla. -- The owners of an Ocala business are accused of taking a racist swipe at president-elect Barack Obama. The NAACP of Florida calls the message on the company's marquee "horrific" and "insensitive."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: bho2008; florida; ghetto; naacp; sign
"From The Ghetto To the White House! What Next? A Book Or A Movie??"
1 posted on 11/10/2008 8:34:39 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

2 posted on 11/10/2008 8:37:30 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
They eventually sent out an African American employee who said his boss is no racist. "Me being a black guy, a black guy can be president, a black guy can put a thing up on a sign, he can do whatever he wants," the man said....It's bad for business, maybe, but as the employee said, it's a free country. "If ya'll don't like how it is, get your own sign and put it up," he said.

I hate to tell the guy, but Obama rose not from the ghetto, but from the most exclusive prep school in Hawaii.

3 posted on 11/10/2008 8:38:38 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If Obama is from a ghetto..it is a pretty fancy one in Chicago’s south side.
Now he and that giant of a wife of his will thunder around in the WH with the granny and two little girls and some kind of mutt...and all the anti American pals of their past. What a disgrace.


4 posted on 11/10/2008 8:39:08 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hee,Hee,Hee,Hee Hee... just keep tweeking them....


5 posted on 11/10/2008 8:39:35 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

This is stupid.

Obama has not had the “typical black experience” in this country. He was raised by whites who didn’t live in ghetto’s.


6 posted on 11/10/2008 8:39:57 PM PST by Boiling Pots (Time to put Bush/McCain "conservatism" back to the back)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

bttt


7 posted on 11/10/2008 8:44:15 PM PST by Matchett-PI (Saul Alinsky's radical operatives have succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.)
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To: hatfieldmccoy
Hee,Hee,Hee,Hee Hee... just keep tweeking them....

I'm a freelance liberal baiter myself so I do the same thing. I once made a joke where I wondered if he is going to put spinners, lowriders, a subwoofer, a coffee can muffer and a huge icebox for 40's in the back seat of the Presidential Limo, the ultimate "ghetto sled," you should have seen the libs squeal. >B-D

Come to think of it, I hate those coffee can mufflers, they make so much noise. I was stopped once back in 1984 because my muffler was making too much noise, yet these guys don't get caught.
8 posted on 11/10/2008 8:44:24 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: Boiling Pots

They are referring to Soros.


9 posted on 11/10/2008 8:44:59 PM PST by idov
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To: pissant
...And My Momma Cried..."
10 posted on 11/10/2008 8:45:17 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Boiling Pots
Obama has not had the “typical black experience” in this country. He was raised by whites who didn’t live in ghetto’s.

True, but I just love to watch the libs get into a tizzy.
11 posted on 11/10/2008 8:45:34 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: buccaneer81

Indeed!


12 posted on 11/10/2008 8:45:47 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Nowhere Man
"Come to think of it, I hate those coffee can mufflers, they make so much noise."

The official name is fart-pipe.
13 posted on 11/10/2008 8:46:47 PM PST by Windcatcher (Obama is a COMMUNIST and the MSM is his armband-wearing propaganda arm.)
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To: Boiling Pots

I read somewhere that his Grandmother was the vice president of a bank in Hawaii, expensive ghetto. ;-)


14 posted on 11/10/2008 8:47:08 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
Here is my own “insensitive question”...
Before the Obamas bought their current Chicago Mansion; were they Renters, or Owners?
15 posted on 11/10/2008 8:47:09 PM PST by PizzaDriver (an heinleinian/libertarian)
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To: pissant

He won’t last long I swear to god he will go loony tunes and be led out of the White house in a straight jacket


16 posted on 11/10/2008 8:47:35 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: Windcatcher
The official name is fart-pipe.

Thanks. Just think, in 1984, that would have been illegal.
17 posted on 11/10/2008 8:48:00 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: PizzaDriver

Squatters?


18 posted on 11/10/2008 8:48:19 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Honkeys for Mc Cain Palin)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
White people live in the ghetto too. And this guy was probably just referring to Obama's white half anyway, in order to avoid a charge of racism of course.
19 posted on 11/10/2008 8:48:32 PM PST by Force of Truth (The "common good" will make us all common.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Horrific”? They have to be kidding. These race hustlers are insane.


20 posted on 11/10/2008 8:48:56 PM PST by The Worthless Miracle
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To: doc1019
"From The Ghetto To The White House"
Talking about the Clintons again?
21 posted on 11/10/2008 8:49:18 PM PST by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: al baby

From your keyboard to God’s ear. ;-)


22 posted on 11/10/2008 8:49:25 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: pissant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUWC3mHmlUs


23 posted on 11/10/2008 8:49:35 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Nowhere Man
I was stopped once back in 1984 because my muffler was making too much noise, yet these guys don't get caught.

That would be racial profiling.

24 posted on 11/10/2008 8:51:26 PM PST by Force of Truth (The "common good" will make us all common.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I just accuse them of being stupid.

Obama led a pretty privileged life.


25 posted on 11/10/2008 8:51:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Now we up in the big leagues, gettin’ our turn at bat...”


26 posted on 11/10/2008 8:53:53 PM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: doc1019

VP of “The” Bank of Hawaii


27 posted on 11/10/2008 8:54:20 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama wouldn’t know what a ghetto was if he was standing in it.


28 posted on 11/10/2008 8:54:54 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: Force of Truth
White people live in the ghetto too. And this guy was probably just referring to Obama's white half anyway, in order to avoid a charge of racism of course.

True, my father lived in one as a kid. Ghetto actually means a part of a town or city where you have one ethnic group living together. Here in Pittsburgh, "Squirrel Hill" would be considered a "ghetto," albeit a very upscale, ritzy, well cared for and affluent area of the city since a lot of people of Jewish descent live there. So a ghetto doesn't always mean run down homes and slums. We have others too like "Polish Hill" and "Larimer Avenue" which is heavily Italian.

However, the unofficial definition of a ghetto in many American minds means slums and run down buildings, don't know how that started. It's like here in Pittsburgh, when you say the word, "ignorant," it means being rude isntead of "not knowing any better." It's like a person burps, the other one says, "you're ignorant."
29 posted on 11/10/2008 8:56:51 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: ari-freedom
Pissant:

Great stuff of Carman singing...made my night.

RightWingIt.com

30 posted on 11/10/2008 8:57:52 PM PST by GaryLee1990 (www.RightWingIt.com)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"If ya'll don't like how it is, get your own sign and put it up," he said.

And that's what freedom is about....

31 posted on 11/10/2008 8:58:28 PM PST by freebilly
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To: mylife

And yet they say that she sacrifice to make sure he got the best education. How much does a VP of a bank have to sacrifice to put her grandchild thought college? He has no street creeds. ;-)


32 posted on 11/10/2008 8:58:52 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The theme song from “the jefferons” comes to mind. Movin’ on up. Or “good times”.


33 posted on 11/10/2008 8:59:22 PM PST by factoryrat (Better living through American Industrial Might.)
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To: doc1019
He has no street creeds

Which is exactly why he aligned himself with radicals. To get street cred.

The man is a poser

34 posted on 11/10/2008 9:03:04 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: freebilly
And that's what freedom is about....

True, it's like when one guy hung a dummy of Sarah Palin in effigy for Halloween, I do think it was his right but if any of us would so something similar say showing a dummy of Barak Obama being chased by a group of Klansmen in a 1960 Ford Galaxie, we'd be all over the news from here to Mars. Agreed, both would be in bad taste, but I know my little thought experiment would be an exercise of double standards.
35 posted on 11/10/2008 9:04:32 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: mylife

Love your tagline.


36 posted on 11/10/2008 9:05:39 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Is Barak HUSSEIN Obama an Anti-Christ? - B.O. Stinks! (Robert Riddle))
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To: mylife
man is a poser

You put it softer than I would have.

37 posted on 11/10/2008 9:06:27 PM PST by doc1019 (We are now an Obamanation. Palin 2012)
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To: Nowhere Man

so does this make Michelle “O” the first “clean and articulate” finally proud of her country first lady?


38 posted on 11/10/2008 9:06:58 PM PST by hatfieldmccoy (Satan has a new name and it is Islam)
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To: Nowhere Man

Yeah, the problem with freedom of expression is that mental midgets get to express themselves just as well as geniuses like ME...!


39 posted on 11/10/2008 9:08:38 PM PST by freebilly
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To: factoryrat

Well we’re movin on up,
To the east side.
To a deluxe apartment in the sky.
Movin on up
To the east side.
We finally got a piece of the pie.

what is up with the friggin pie???


40 posted on 11/10/2008 9:13:13 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: hatfieldmccoy
Hee,Hee,Hee,Hee Hee... just keep tweeking them....

Man are they gonna riot in the streets when they first come upon the realization that he be lying to them - no free gas and no free mortgages. Man look out......no immediate withdrawal from Iraq, no banning of guns,.........
41 posted on 11/10/2008 9:17:44 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Obama’s not from any ghetto.

Some people are so ignorant. It’s like when they go on and on about how Obama’s presidency is a win over the history of slavery. Obama has no history of slavery in his ancestry. His black father was from Kenya and went to elite East Coast schools. His white mother was from Kansas.


42 posted on 11/10/2008 9:19:49 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: June K.

~~~~ Ocala PING ~~~~


43 posted on 11/10/2008 9:28:19 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: doc1019

A VP doesn’t make that much. They call scads of middle managers VP’s at banks. Also, Hawaii was then and still is a very expensive place to live. The grandmother was solidly middle class. If she paid for Obama’s Harvard tuition out of her salar (which I doubt), it would be a sacrifice.

Also, if you look at the homes and neighborhoods they lived in over Obama’s time with his mother/grandmother (see Honolulu Advertiser from a few days back) it looks like the Dunns went DOWN the financial ladder rather than up. By the time Obama was college age, it doesn’t look like they were doing as well as in his early years.

I don’t think the parents or grandparents paid for Obama’s higher education ... seems I read somewhere who did. I’ll try to find it.


44 posted on 11/10/2008 9:28:21 PM PST by Lorianne
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To: sheikdetailfeather

“Movin’ On Up” is being thought of as a replacement for Hail To the Chief”..


45 posted on 11/10/2008 9:52:17 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
"From the Ghetto INDONESIAN MOSQUE to the White House"

Fixed. America's first ILLEGITIMATE President.

46 posted on 11/10/2008 10:35:09 PM PST by RasterMaster (DUmocrats - the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism & surrender)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
The NAACP of Florida calls the message on the company's marquee "horrific" and "insensitive."

Insensitive? Maybe. Horrific? I'd say something like a beheading would be counted in the horrific category. This sign? No.

47 posted on 11/11/2008 12:05:03 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: sheikdetailfeather

The NAACP is going to be real busy over the next four years being offended by stuff. They’re going to need more staff to cover all of the opportunities for being offended.


48 posted on 11/11/2008 12:08:05 AM PST by Allegra
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To: Nowhere Man

That’s funny how language varies.


49 posted on 11/11/2008 6:13:57 PM PST by Force of Truth (The "common good" will make us all common.)
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