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Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue
AFP ^ | January 25,2010 | AFP

Posted on 01/26/2010 12:46:01 PM PST by ColdOne

JAKARTA — Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s -- stands in central Jakarta's Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president's former elementary school.

Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.

"We've been discussing for the past two weeks what to do with the statue... whether to take it down, move it elsewhere or retain it. We're finding the best solution," Jakarta parks agency official Dwi Bintarto said.

Obama, who was born in Hawaii, lived for four years as a child in Jakarta from 1967

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1 posted on 01/26/2010 12:46:02 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Even Barry’s fellow Muslims are ashamed of him.


2 posted on 01/26/2010 12:48:03 PM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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To: ColdOne

This is the largest muslim country in the world. They are also a democracy. something odumbo doesn’t understand.

My opinion of them went up a couple of notches. The get it. he is a Zero.
Loved the line about eating and chitting.


3 posted on 01/26/2010 12:48:55 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: ColdOne

W-T-F..... You can’t do that to the Choosen one!
The MESSIAH!
He will rise again!


4 posted on 01/26/2010 12:53:22 PM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: ColdOne

Mmmm, let’s see. Happened with Lenin. Happened with Stalin. Happened with Sadam. Yep, Barry’s in good company.


5 posted on 01/26/2010 12:54:46 PM PST by technically right
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To: RWGinger
Loved the line about eating and chitting Yes that was good.
6 posted on 01/26/2010 12:56:12 PM PST by ColdOne (:^))
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To: ColdOne

“Little Barry”, eh?

If they decide to take the statue down, they should send it to Washington, DC. We could make our OWN “Little Barry” monument out of it and but it on the Natiojnal Mall.

It could be after the fashion of those ancient Greek “boy peeing in fountain” statues.

I even know a sculptor who would probably volunteer to carve a marble copy of the U.S. Constitution to serve as “Little Barry’s” target.

;-)


7 posted on 01/26/2010 1:02:14 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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Would you do this on the Natiojnal Mall in aMeriKa?

“f they decide to take the statue down, they should send it “ashington, DC. We could make our OWN “Little Barry” monument out of it and but it on the Natiojnal Mall.

It could be after the fashion of those ancient Greek “boy peeing in fountain” statues.

I even know a sculptor who would probably volunteer to carve a marble copy of the U.S. Constitution to serve as “Little Barry’s” target.


8 posted on 01/26/2010 1:04:25 PM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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To: ColdOne
"Barack Obama has yet to make a significant contribution to the Indonesian nation. We could say Obama only ate and s (expletive) in Menteng. He spent his subsequent days living as an American, where he CONTINUED to do nothing but eat and s(expletive)" ... There! Fixed it!
9 posted on 01/26/2010 1:05:32 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: ColdOne
Here's a link to the Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Taman Menteng ParkK Facebook group.
10 posted on 01/26/2010 1:06:08 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: ColdOne

It’s shameful and embarrassing to have this little twirp in the WH! “Little Barry” growing up in Indonesia?! And he becomes POTUS?! I’ll never get over it.


11 posted on 01/26/2010 1:09:16 PM PST by albie
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To: Paleo Conservative

Thank you.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 1:09:27 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: WayneS
where he CONTINUED to do nothing but eat and s(expletive)

New statue on order.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 1:15:45 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: ncfool

What kind of a world do we live in where jokes are taken seriously?

I mean, does the “winky-smiley-faced-guy” icon mean NOTHING any more??


14 posted on 01/26/2010 1:16:56 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: ColdOne

15 posted on 01/26/2010 1:34:43 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: ColdOne

Tear it down!


16 posted on 01/26/2010 1:36:52 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Bon mots

THAT’S the one I was looking for but couldn’t find it quick enough.


17 posted on 01/26/2010 1:39:57 PM PST by technically right
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To: technically right

Those Husseins have the worst luck with statues.


18 posted on 01/26/2010 2:28:37 PM PST by adaven
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To: ColdOne

Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian...” Well?


19 posted on 01/26/2010 3:09:46 PM PST by SkipW
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To: caver

I’m actually starting to feel a little sorry for the guy...ROFLMAO!!!!


20 posted on 01/26/2010 9:38:30 PM PST by Hildy
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To: caver

I’m actually starting to feel a little sorry for the guy...ROFLMAO!!!!


21 posted on 01/26/2010 9:38:39 PM PST by Hildy
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To: technically right

I know a Taco del Mar in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle where it would fit right in!


22 posted on 01/26/2010 9:41:34 PM PST by 21twelve (Having the Democrats in control is like a never-ending game of Calvin ball. (Giotto))
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To: ColdOne

Are people gonna whack it with shoes when they tear it down?


23 posted on 01/26/2010 9:44:51 PM PST by Pylon (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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To: ColdOne

Hey! Some O-Bot might want it, maybe Obozo himself would like to have it. I say put it on eBay and make a profit.


24 posted on 01/26/2010 10:58:32 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: Hildy

“I’m actually starting to feel a little sorry for the guy”

Well, maybe.... NOT!


25 posted on 01/27/2010 4:17:28 AM PST by caver (Obama's first goals: allow more killing of innocents and allow the killers of innocents to go free.)
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