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Indonesian group wants Obama statue torn down
Reuters ^ | Jan 27, 2010 | Sarah Hunt

Posted on 01/26/2010 9:47:23 PM PST by rdl6989

The statue of Obama as a 10-year-old was installed in Menteng park in central Jakarta in December 2009 to mark the four years he attended a local primary school there while living in Jakarta.

A month later, a campaign to pull down the statue has gathered momentum in the world's most populous Muslim nation which not so long ago embraced Obama almost as a native son.

By Wednesday, a Facebook group called Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park had attracted over 55,500 members and local newspaper the Jakarta Post this week reported the group had filed a lawsuit to have the statue removed.

"Barack Obama has not yet made any important contribution to Indonesia and, if we may say, Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng," the Facebook group's page said.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: barrysoetoro; indonesia; jakarta; statue

1 posted on 01/26/2010 9:47:24 PM PST by rdl6989
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Poor Barry Soetoro is having a rough couple of weeks.


2 posted on 01/26/2010 9:48:26 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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Never should have put one up, you think? =.=


3 posted on 01/26/2010 9:48:37 PM PST by cranked
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No they shouldn’t have, but at least they realized their mistake.


4 posted on 01/26/2010 9:51:12 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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“Barack Obama has not yet made any important contribution to Indonesia and, if we may say, Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng,” the Facebook group’s page said.
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WTH? LOL


5 posted on 01/26/2010 9:55:08 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng

How bout we send him back to you and he can actively destroy your country instead of ours???

6 posted on 01/26/2010 9:55:08 PM PST by taraytarah (Our Constitution must be defended and protected from all domestic enemies.)
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I know, that’s just hilarious.


7 posted on 01/26/2010 9:56:35 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989
Is the statue eating or defecating?

8 posted on 01/26/2010 9:58:22 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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..."Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng,..."

That would pretty much sum up his entire pathetic existence.
But they left out sleep - eat, sleep, and defecate, is all he's ever accomplished.

9 posted on 01/26/2010 9:58:36 PM PST by Semper Mark (Life is a series of sucker punches. Protect yourself at all times.)
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:D


10 posted on 01/26/2010 10:01:52 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Menteng is a wealthy subdistrict located in Central Jakarta, Indonesia. It is known as a neighborhood for bureaucrats, diplomats and the wealthy among Jakartans.


11 posted on 01/26/2010 10:16:49 PM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre?)
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What a terrible waste of money. We should send them the original, so that he can do something for them. No returns, though.


12 posted on 01/26/2010 10:33:22 PM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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The fate of community organizers.


13 posted on 01/26/2010 10:46:02 PM PST by YHAOS
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Nice place for pigeons to land and redecorate . Keep it for the pigeons sake.


14 posted on 01/26/2010 11:39:17 PM PST by Nateman (If liberals aren't screaming you're doing it wrong.)
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Those Indonesians must be racists... < /sarc>


15 posted on 01/26/2010 11:42:30 PM PST by OrangeHoof ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Bend over suckahs".)
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To: cranked
Never should have put one up, you think? =.=

True....I guess they were swept up in that bizarre, worshipful euphoria that was going on last year. People seem to be coming back to earth and reality (some with a rather uncomfortable "thud"), thank goodness.

I wonder if the nauseating life-size cardboard Barry and Michelle cutout is still standing at Reagan National Airport?

16 posted on 01/26/2010 11:52:14 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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I’ll have to join that group!


17 posted on 01/27/2010 1:01:38 AM PST by Bon mots
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“Obama has only ever eaten and defecated in Menteng”

Ever seen a toilet in Indonesia?

It’s a hole in the floor. There’s also no toilet paper. Guess how you clean yourself after doing the deed.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 1:15:24 AM PST by glock_fan
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Ever seen a toilet in Indonesia? Yes. Both squatty potties and western toilets.

It’s a hole in the floor. There’s also no toilet paper. Guess how you clean yourself after doing the deed.

I cannot say (because I don't know and I'm not going to ask) how someone cleans themself w/o toilet paper. But many people here carry around their own personal tissue.

19 posted on 01/27/2010 1:35:33 AM PST by Jemian (Hi, I'm Ellie Light. It has been six hours since I've written a letter.)
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To: rdl6989

That “Little Barry” statue is an embarrassment.


20 posted on 01/27/2010 4:39:26 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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All I can say is that you don't touch another person's left hand.

Also, it sounds like a good time there to interview people, say if one was fact finding?

21 posted on 01/27/2010 5:47:57 AM PST by Suz in AZ
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It is the same in Turkey. They have a faucet beside the hole in the floor.


22 posted on 01/27/2010 8:13:55 AM PST by Piquaboy (Military veteran of 22 years in Navy, Air Force, and Army.)
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