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Alabama Black Belt county creates holiday in Barack Obama's honor
The Birmingham News ^ | 12/3/08 | Tom Gordon

Posted on 12/03/2008 4:38:54 AM PST by markmiw

Barack Obama's election as president has generated a number of firsts. The latest may be the creation of a paid holiday in his honor in an Alabama Black Belt county.

At its most recent meeting, the Perry County Commission voted 4-1 to declare the second Monday in November "The Barack Obama Day."

Commissioner Albert Turner Jr., who sponsored the resolution, said flags would be flown on the day and county offices would be closed. He said he hopes county schools also will decide to observe the holiday.

(Excerpt) Read more at al.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: al2008; barakobamaholiday; bho2008; bhoholiday; hype; obama; obamatransitionfile

1 posted on 12/03/2008 4:38:54 AM PST by markmiw
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To: markmiw

Since he hasn’t been inaugurated and hasn’t done anything yet, this is obviously a racist act by racists.


2 posted on 12/03/2008 4:46:48 AM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Speak up, fight back, even if your voice trembles and your knees shake.)
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To: markmiw
The African-American insanity begins.
Hey guys, Presidents have holidays named after them AFTER they have served their terms, and usually after that are dead, NOT before they have served one day of their term.
As at today, not even Abe Lincoln has a national holiday named after him.
3 posted on 12/03/2008 4:46:58 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: markmiw
Commissioner Albert Turner Jr., who sponsored the resolution, said flags would be flown on the day and county offices would be closed. He said he hopes county schools also will decide to observe the holiday.

Well, that seems only fair. After all, during his time in the U.S. Senate, Obama did accomplish much more any of his 99 other colleagues, right?

I mean, this honor is based upon actual performance, isn't it, and not just unrealistic hope tinged with racial bias?

Regards,

4 posted on 12/03/2008 4:48:19 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: markmiw
How about a JFK day for being the first Catholic, or FDR for being the first victim of Polio, Nixon, first Quaker. The list goes on. Here is a better idea: first find out if he really is an American citizen and eligible to hold office, and then lets see if he actually does something note worthy.
5 posted on 12/03/2008 4:49:59 AM PST by verga (I am not an apologist, I just play one on Television)
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To: markmiw

Even the first black president hasn’t had a holiday named for him yet.


6 posted on 12/03/2008 4:52:29 AM PST by Sig Sauer P220 (The White House may have changed, but there's still the Cracker Barrel.)
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To: verga
does something note worthy

Well, he did win the popular vote without even being a citizen of the US. That is not a positive accomplishment, but is noteworthy. Kinda like what John Wayne Gacy did.

7 posted on 12/03/2008 4:54:34 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: SmokingJoe

Seems par for the course as here in Atlanta, the section of Memorial Drive (named for WW2 vets) in Dekalb county is.....(get this) Cynthia McKinney Parkway. I kid you not.


8 posted on 12/03/2008 4:56:34 AM PST by doodad
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To: markmiw

Is this one of those times where women and minorities will be least affected?


9 posted on 12/03/2008 4:57:58 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: markmiw

You can’t make this kind of comedy up!

“The resolution also contains language to make it difficult, if not impossible, to overturn. It says the Obama Day “shall only be deleted from the county holiday calendar by a majority vote of all the members of the United States Congress, both House and Senate, and a unanimous vote of the Perry County Commission.” “


10 posted on 12/03/2008 5:00:40 AM PST by RetroSexual
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To: markmiw

would Alabama do this if Alan Keyes had won the election?


11 posted on 12/03/2008 5:01:55 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
Since he hasn’t been inaugurated and hasn’t done anything yet,

Nor, in the past has he done anything.

12 posted on 12/03/2008 5:02:13 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: markmiw

Why a new holiday, he’s already got Kwanzaa.

......Blacks an opportunity to celebrate themselves and history, rather than simply imitate the practice of the dominant society.”[3] The name Kwanzaa derives from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza”, meaning “first fruits”. The choice of Swahili, an East African language, reflects its status as a symbol of Pan-Africanism, especially in the 1960s.

Kwanzaa is a celebration that has its roots in the black nationalist movement of the 1960s,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kwanzaa


13 posted on 12/03/2008 5:02:56 AM PST by diverteach (http://www.slapobama.com/)
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To: doodad

now that is a disgrace.........


14 posted on 12/03/2008 5:06:03 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: markmiw

Puke.


15 posted on 12/03/2008 5:16:53 AM PST by ScottinVA (Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

Oh my!! this is ridiculous.

Hey check out sionnsar’s new bumper sticker

http://www.cafepress.com/stickersnstough


16 posted on 12/03/2008 5:18:34 AM PST by waxer1 ( Live Free or Die)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

How stupid are these people going to look when it turns out Obama isn’t elegible to be President?


17 posted on 12/03/2008 5:19:01 AM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly
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To: markmiw

” county offices would be closed”

Take it from their paychecks...


18 posted on 12/03/2008 5:19:20 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I can't wait for January 20, 2013")
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To: Larry - Moe and Curly

That’s “eligible” not “elegible”. Too quick on the trigger finger (but then that’s not always a bad thing.)


19 posted on 12/03/2008 5:20:03 AM PST by Larry - Moe and Curly
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To: TornadoAlley3

Note that this is a county in Alabama, not the whole state. There are 67 counties in Alabama and 66 have NOT declared the same.


20 posted on 12/03/2008 5:21:33 AM PST by Deepest South
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To: diverteach
Kwanzaa is a celebration that has its roots in the black nationalist movement of the 1960s...

Okay, if you say so, but the pissant that created it is a convicted felon with a propensity to place the big toes of women in vises.

He is also the poster boy for Affirmative Action, since he was "awarded" several doctorates, based upon the fact that he showed up at the right time and place, dressed as a..., uh, Christmas tree, I think.

Kwanzaa is bullcrap, but hey, if someone wants to worship the foreleg of a cockroach, it's okay with me.

Just call it what it is and don't force it on me.

21 posted on 12/03/2008 5:21:52 AM PST by OldSmaj (Death to islam. No to Hussein. BO stinks.)
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To: markmiw
Black Belt honor for Barack Obama?

Hmmmm

I wonder if this guy would approve.
I know this guy wouldn't:

22 posted on 12/03/2008 5:30:45 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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To: Deepest South

sorry, one is too many.


23 posted on 12/03/2008 5:31:06 AM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

“Kwanzaa is bullcrap”

It also uses maize (i.e., native American CORN) in its “African” rituals...


24 posted on 12/03/2008 5:39:20 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: markmiw

Another excuse to stay home. Some things DON’T change.


25 posted on 12/03/2008 6:35:49 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: markmiw
Perry County, Alabama Statistics

"Black persons, percent, 2006 (a) 68.8%

26 posted on 12/03/2008 8:03:36 AM PST by blam
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To: markmiw; Clintonfatigued; Clemenza; rabscuttle385; Impy; darkangel82; JohnnyZ; NewRomeTacitus; ...

Screw Christmas, here’s Obamamas !


27 posted on 12/03/2008 1:48:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

ROFLOL!!


28 posted on 12/03/2008 1:50:40 PM PST by Osage Orange (Molon Labe)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Screw Christmas, here’s Obamamas !

Obamamas, the day of the Messiah's election.

29 posted on 12/03/2008 1:52:54 PM PST by NeoCaveman (posting from the office of the bitter clingers)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Pigmass.

“Commissioner Albert Turner Jr., who sponsored the resolution, said flags would be flown on the day and county offices would be closed. He said he hopes county schools also will decide to observe the holiday.”

Well good news for the kids if they do but this is appalling. I wonder if a reporter will ever ask hin “Hey Mr. President what do you think of the sycophantic hero worship and deification”?


30 posted on 12/03/2008 2:02:11 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Chistmabama, Felice Obama, Merry Barackness...Ick!

I’ve already heard “Obamalot”, as if. At least those who voted for JFK had an average of a junior high education. This pack of slavering PC idiots merely took marching orders without a thought in their little pointy heads beyond he would assuage their “white guilt”.

Hence the majority of Americans get the government they deserve while those of us deserving better get the barrack:

“What community activist
Is a sex machine to the stupid chicks?
(Barrack!)
Opposite of right

Who is the man
Risks his brother’s neck for a master plan?
(Barrack!)
Can ya dig it?

Who’s the creep who’ll always doubt
What the Constitution’s all about
(Barrack!)
“Left” on

You see this Barrack is a bad mother—
(Shut your mouth!)
Just talkin’ about Barrack
(Then we can rig it)

He’s a complicated man
No one literally beats him but his woman
(Barrack Obama)”


31 posted on 12/03/2008 6:23:46 PM PST by NewRomeTacitus (likes his coffee black just like his metal)
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