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Obama a hit among Italian nativity scenes
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Posted on 12/04/2008 10:50:20 AM PST by NativeNewYorker
NAPLES, Italy, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A vendor spokesman in Naples, Italy, says police shut down a shopping area offering nativity figurines, including one of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
The unidentified spokesman said police shut down the Via San Gregorio Armeno shopping area of the city in an attempt to stop certain open-air vendors who are suspected of operating without authorization, the Italian news agency, ANSA, reported Wednesday.
Among the nativity statue offerings set to be offered by the Christmas vendors were ones featuring the U.S president-elect. Also included in the holiday theme are Inter Milan soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his coach, Jose Mourinho.
Model Carla Bruni, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, also has a nativity statue in her honor, as does Sarkozy and Naples soccer star Ezequiel Lavezzi.
ANSA said the vendor dispute was settled after negotiations between vendors and local officials, leaving legal vendors to once again offer their celebrity holiday wares.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cult; falseprophet; italy; nativity; obama; obamamessiah; obamessiah; theon
posted on 12/04/2008 10:52:04 AM PST
(Der neuen Fuhrer: AKA the Murdering Messiah: Keep your powder dry, folks)
Does he have a baby face or an adult face when he’s in the crib?
posted on 12/04/2008 10:53:51 AM PST
(Crunchy Con - God, GUNS, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
To: NYer; narses
posted on 12/04/2008 10:54:13 AM PST
As the third Wise Man (of questionable ethnicity)?
posted on 12/04/2008 10:54:20 AM PST
(Gloucester County, VA -- Standing for America! 63% for McCain-Palin on 4 Nov)
All of these celebrities as stand-ins for the holy family and nobody cares, but if you draw a flattering picture of Mohammed, it’s go time.
posted on 12/04/2008 10:55:05 AM PST
Here's one they missed:
posted on 12/04/2008 11:06:25 AM PST
(POLITICAL DISSIDENT as of 11/4/08)
Well, every Nativity Scene needs a donkey.
posted on 12/04/2008 11:07:28 AM PST
(Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
That’s nuts. I’ve also seen nativity scenes with cats and dogs in place of the humans. To me, that is sacrilegious.
posted on 12/04/2008 11:08:40 AM PST
(The Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic by professionals.)
As the third Wise Man
As the third
Wise Man Smart @$$!
posted on 12/04/2008 11:22:31 AM PST
(Ba rock O = Bend Over [BOHICA])
posted on 12/04/2008 11:23:29 AM PST
(Good Morning Mr & Mrs Scooter and All The Ships At Sea)
Bull manure.This would be making headlines on CNN, MSNBC, etc. if true.
posted on 12/04/2008 11:26:25 AM PST
(Thus in Psalm 103, we pray, "Bless the Lord, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, hear)
I just can’t wait for Easter.
posted on 12/04/2008 11:29:24 AM PST
(When the SHTF, it will not be evenly distributed.)
Vulgar is the word for it.
posted on 12/04/2008 11:35:18 AM PST
(I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
Have a vewwy Mewwy Chwistmas you wascally wabbit!
90% of all shops in Naples and the Surrounding areas are owned or run or made to pay monthly bribes by the Camorra (Mafia of Naples).
posted on 12/04/2008 11:41:12 AM PST
(The Greatest Threat to our Security is the Royal 100 Club)
The people really do want to throw God/Jesus away and embrace a fallible human “savior” who pimps out Change/Hope for a living.
Next planet please.
posted on 12/04/2008 11:43:07 AM PST
by rollo tomasi
(Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
posted on 12/04/2008 11:47:38 AM PST
by WOBBLY BOB
(ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
I saw a similar picture like that years ago. It was JC(Jimmy Carter.)!
including one of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.
Isn’t there even one jornalist left on the planet! I’ll say it again ,, he isn’t president elect until the ELECTORS vote in the majority for him.. until then he is Barry O. and nothing more.
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