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Obama Pic Sparks Controversy At Air Force Base
AP ^ | Feb. 16, 2009 | Staff

Posted on 02/16/2009 12:58:22 PM PST by library user

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The head of the Colorado Springs NAACP is crying foul after a picture of President Barack Obama was removed from a sign at the Peterson Air Force Base commissary.

The picture accompanied a sign near the entrance saying the government-run military grocery store would be closed on Presidents Day.

The Defense Commissary Agency, which oversees the store, says employees took it down after customers complained that the holiday is about presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, not Obama.

Rosemary Harris, president of the Colorado Springs branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says the commissary's decision "bodes poorly for the progress that we hoped we would see in this country."


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: airforcebase; bho44; bhodod; looneyleft; naacp; obama; obamaworship; petersonafb; rosemaryharris; usaf; zeroworship
Rosemary Harris:



Rosemary Harris says ... the commissary's decision "bodes poorly for the progress that we hoped we would see in this country."

Oh, please. Even Michelle 0bama has said "he (Barack) hasn't even done anything yet."

1 posted on 02/16/2009 12:58:23 PM PST by library user
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To: library user

What an idiot, that organization is THE most racist organization in the US.


2 posted on 02/16/2009 1:00:18 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: library user

Obama disciples are pissed because President’s Day isn’t in honor of Obama? What kind of Kool Aid are these freaks on?


3 posted on 02/16/2009 1:00:30 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

You mean President’s Day isn’t about Reagan?


4 posted on 02/16/2009 1:01:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: library user

It’s President’s day in celebration of all the Presidents. If that is the case then ALL of the President’s pictures should be there as well. If not all...then none. Makes sense.


5 posted on 02/16/2009 1:01:44 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: library user

This would be rational only if last year’s sign had a picture of President Bush on it.


6 posted on 02/16/2009 1:02:09 PM PST by caseinpoint (Don't get thickly involved in thin things)
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To: library user

Wait a minute. Put the picture back up. Obama is Abraham Lincoln reincarnated. It’s in all the papers.


7 posted on 02/16/2009 1:02:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: cubreporter

Inclined to agree; and of course, the photo is nowhere to be found.


8 posted on 02/16/2009 1:03:54 PM PST by StAnDeliver (Meow.)
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To: library user

Isn’t it Black History Month? Only BLACK presidents should be represented! :P


9 posted on 02/16/2009 1:04:20 PM PST by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life Capitalist American Atheist and Free-Speech Junkie)
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To: library user

Haven’t we’ve seen Obama’s face ENOUGH to last a lifetime or 2?


10 posted on 02/16/2009 1:04:23 PM PST by Infidel Heather (I AM JOE THE PLUMBER!)
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To: library user
These bigots won't consider America complete until they are dancing around the pike impaled skulls of white men.

11 posted on 02/16/2009 1:04:30 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: library user

By it’s very name, the NAACP is for the Advancement of colored people over other races. Ergo, it IS a racist organization.


12 posted on 02/16/2009 1:04:35 PM PST by Loud Mime (Stop the Clown-Car Stimulus!)
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To: cubreporter

Except Washington, who it is obviously meant to honor, and possibly Lincoln.


13 posted on 02/16/2009 1:04:57 PM PST by Arguendo
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To: library user
Rosemary Harris, president of the Colorado Springs branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says the commissary's decision "bodes poorly for the progress that we hoped we would see in this country."

If the progress she hopes for is some sort of worship of The One, yeah, thankfully it does bode poorly for that. To me, it shows that there are still people out there who won't put up with the perverting of established traditions and aren't afraid to voice their opinions.
14 posted on 02/16/2009 1:05:52 PM PST by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: Blue Highway

Reminds me of a movie where the crowd all had little Nazi flags at a parade,

and the SS guy walked by “encouraging” them all to wave their flags more enthusiastically.


15 posted on 02/16/2009 1:06:49 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: library user
Don't these peons know that the image of komrade Obama is supposed to be displayed perpetually from television monitors and posters and that it can be turned down but never off (as Big Brother in Orwell's 1984)?

Eff you Rosemary Harris. Commie C.

16 posted on 02/16/2009 1:06:55 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The Stimulus Package: Preamble to the Democrat's new Declaration of In Dependence)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh goody! We finally have confirmation of his identity.


17 posted on 02/16/2009 1:07:31 PM PST by BykrBayb (May God have mercy on our souls. ~ Þ)
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To: Jim Robinson

0bama may indeed be the next Lincoln,
a president causing a civil war,
if they keep going the way they are.


18 posted on 02/16/2009 1:07:55 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: library user
This came up on an earlier thread.

First of all, it is a LIE that past President Day's featured pictures of GW Bush, or any other President.

I have shopped at Commissaries in the states and overseas for 25 years, and the DCA (Defense Commissary Agency) has NEVER displayed the current President's picture.

Secondly, it used to be "Washington's Birthday" until the 1990's.

Third - for some Blacks, race = Über Alles. That is THEIR shame. God will judge them for that.

I was present at a US Military installation during the inauguration. A group of black soldiers ran hung color pictures of Obama there, and sent an e-mail that the main auditorium (which held about 400) would have it live on the main screen. I asked if they did this for Bush in 2004 - to which the secretary to me "No way."

19 posted on 02/16/2009 1:09:32 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: Loud Mime
By it’s very name, the NAACP is for the Advancement of colored people over other races. Ergo, it IS a racist organization.

Sure is... shout it loud and often !

If they do not like it we need to start up the NAAWP and fast. It is going to be very important in the near future.

20 posted on 02/16/2009 1:09:32 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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To: library user

*Pssst* ... Rosemary ... you don’t want to know what our military really thinks about The Messiah...


21 posted on 02/16/2009 1:09:32 PM PST by pabianice
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To: library user

Not to be racially insensitive, but this smacks of tribalism. ‘Our chief won - everybody else on your knees’.


22 posted on 02/16/2009 1:12:07 PM PST by skeeter
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To: library user

Well, the history is that we used to have Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s Birthday—two holidays for the two greatest presidents, as people used to think of them.

Then the revisionists changed it to “Presidents Day.” It’s still presumably in honor of Washington and Lincoln, but they are no longer named. They don’t really want little kids to know too much about the history of their country. Also, Lincoln was a Republican.

No doubt those who changed it hoped that people would think it was also about celebrating FDR and JFK or something.

This wasn’t accidental; it was deliberate and Orwellian.


23 posted on 02/16/2009 1:13:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: MrB

That was “Red Dawn”. Flags were Soviet, and it was a Soviet - or Cuban - officer.


24 posted on 02/16/2009 1:13:24 PM PST by Fred Hayek (Leftism is a mental disorder.)
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To: library user

The NAACP does more damage to the cause of black folks than the KKK.


25 posted on 02/16/2009 1:15:09 PM PST by ladyjane
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To: MrB
0bama may indeed be the next Lincoln, a president causing a civil war, if they keep going the way they are.

Hopefully the South will WIN this time!

26 posted on 02/16/2009 1:15:17 PM PST by ChrisInAR (The Tenth Amendment is still the Supreme Law of the Land, folks -- start enforcing it for a CHANGE!)
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To: Cicero
Also, Lincoln was a Republican.

So was Martin Luther King Jr.

27 posted on 02/16/2009 1:16:43 PM PST by skeeter
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To: library user

Thanks to the Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie Foundations for their financing and development of the NAACP and other racist organizations bent on turning America into a communist regime.


28 posted on 02/16/2009 1:18:57 PM PST by wolfcreek (There is no 2 party system only arrogant Pols and their handlers)
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To: library user

Turn the picture around, their fixed.


29 posted on 02/16/2009 1:19:18 PM PST by bikerman
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To: ChrisInAR
Let's do it smarter...

Another thread

Support 10th amendment sovereignty legislation in your state.

30 posted on 02/16/2009 1:19:22 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: I see my hands
These bigots won't consider America complete until they are dancing around the pike impaled skulls of white men

Give it time. I'm sure it's coming.

31 posted on 02/16/2009 1:19:32 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: ChrisInAR

I’m for trying.


32 posted on 02/16/2009 1:20:14 PM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: StAnDeliver

On someones dart board?
Ya can’t take a print of him to a Florida sponsored gun range.
They get excited.


33 posted on 02/16/2009 1:23:30 PM PST by Joe Boucher (An enemy of Islam)
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To: Arguendo

I always thought that President’s Day was to honor Presidents who are no longer breathing. Since Hussein fits in the category that can still spew uhs, ahs, umms, ers, I don’t think today is his day.


34 posted on 02/16/2009 1:27:49 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: ChrisInAR

The North had a much larger population during the War Between the States. They had and still have a much larger source of cannon fodder.

9


35 posted on 02/16/2009 1:36:34 PM PST by seemoAR
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To: ChrisInAR
Hopefully the South will WIN this time!

I'm in on that.

FMCDH(BITS)

36 posted on 02/16/2009 1:38:23 PM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: cubreporter

The holiday is Washington’s Birthday. Nixon made the mistake of calling it “Presidents’ Day,” presumably trying to include Lincoln, but there had never been a national holiday in honor of Lincoln. That allowed it to morph into a celebration of all the Presidents, or at least of the ones the liberals like.


37 posted on 02/16/2009 1:57:39 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Jim Robinson

Just imagine the reaction if the Commissary folks had slapped their foreheads and said, “Damn!! The witch-doctor is right!! Today we should celebrate a good man who became President of the United States,” and then replaced Obama’s pic with a nice color portrait of President George W. Bush....


39 posted on 02/16/2009 2:07:22 PM PST by Clioman
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To: library user
Good to hear that these "customers" had the guts to complain.

Those "customers" are Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, both Active Duty and retired. Most of us that fought for other people's righta and justice aren't likely to keep quite when ours are infringed.

Oh, and as for you Mssssssssssssssss NAACP: Up Yours!

40 posted on 02/16/2009 2:08:35 PM PST by Feckless (No Birth Certificate... No Peace)
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To: library user
LOL, I sent her an email (pointing out that Presidents Day has never been meant to honor current presidents, and calling her an idiot for trying to stir up a racial issue like this) and got this response:

I hope that you know that your name-calling only shows that you are indeed the one who lacks intelligence -- and civility.

I hope you also know that emails such as yours will be forwarded to the proper authorities. (emphasis added)

In regard to your opinion of the Peterson situation ... If President's Day at Peterson Commisary always included a photo of the current President in any advertising, it should do so with this President as well. We exist to insure equality across the board in American life.

-- The Executive Committee of the Colorado Springs NAACP

41 posted on 02/16/2009 2:13:13 PM PST by Arguendo
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To: cubreporter

Let’s just get it over with and declare February BLACK month. No pictures or celebrations of anything white can occur during February. All cupids shall be black and the valentines heart will be black. We will have a black groundhog.


42 posted on 02/16/2009 2:13:20 PM PST by ColdWater
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To: Irish Eyes

The NAAWP was already tried, by David Duke.

The fact that we still have a congressional BLACK caucus and Affirmative Action lends credibility that Obama’s administration is racist.

His first act should have been to suspend AA and dismiss the BCC. Instead, he helped the attorneys and hurt businesses. Keep this in mind, it’s going to get worse.


43 posted on 02/16/2009 2:51:21 PM PST by Loud Mime (Stop the Clown-Car Stimulus!)
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To: ChrisInAR

If all agricultural areas withheld food supplies this could be over in a few weeks. Dittos with gas, water, etc. Before they knew what hit them, they would be out of gas and low on fuel and water. With their populations no local countryside could support them. Would be even worse if we were to scorch the earth before them.


44 posted on 02/16/2009 4:35:41 PM PST by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Verginius Rufus

Well, it’s a day off anyway. :)


45 posted on 02/16/2009 5:46:53 PM PST by cubreporter
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To: library user
um... Presidents Day is NOT the official name of the day...It's still Washington's Birthday and it's called different things in different states.

The only thing in common is, the the day is for Presidents who are dead.

so...leave the obama picture up.

46 posted on 02/16/2009 10:12:08 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama - the ethical exception asterisk administration)
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