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Indonesia to remove Obama statue from public park
AFP ^ | February 5, 2010

Posted on 02/05/2010 6:32:53 AM PST by Zakeet

A statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy will be removed from a park in the Indonesian capital due to public opposition, officials said Friday, just weeks before Obama visits his old hometown.

The Jakarta governor's office confirmed that the two-metre (six-foot) bronze would be removed from Menteng Park and placed at the nearby Menteng One primary school where Obama spent part of his childhood in the late 1960s.

The decision comes after 56,500 people joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed and replaced by a memorial to an Indonesian identity.

"The Jakarta administration has decided to remove the Obama statue from Menteng Park and take it to his former school," city spokesman Cucu Ahmad Kurnia told AFP.

"We follow the aspirations of the people, who think that the removal of the statue to his former school is more appropriate."

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The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known to his Indonesian school friends -- was designed by Indonesian artists and depicts the boy Obama dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with a butterfly perched on his hand.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; indonesia; jakarta; muslimworld; nevermind; obama; statue
It was puking the pigeons!
1 posted on 02/05/2010 6:32:53 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

FAIL!


2 posted on 02/05/2010 6:34:10 AM PST by petercooper (GOP: Big Tent Party??? Not if you are a CONSERVATIVE.)
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To: Zakeet

Anyone know what the base has written on it?


3 posted on 02/05/2010 6:35:27 AM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: Zakeet

Its on e bay starting bid is 47 doll hairs


4 posted on 02/05/2010 6:36:40 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Zakeet

Now Obama is the “man” killing Muslims (aka GWB). Just another imperialist American warmonger to them. And thes Muslims were so hopeful, just like liberals wanting single payer.

How about Obama giving terrorists Miranda rights, didnt he say this would make them love us?


5 posted on 02/05/2010 6:37:28 AM PST by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is spending you demand stupid")
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To: Zakeet

Id like to see it pulled down with a tank and then everyone hitting it with shoes


6 posted on 02/05/2010 6:38:12 AM PST by al baby (Hi Mom sarc ;))
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To: Zakeet

Makan anning.... Badly spelled Indonesian expression for ‘eating air’ . Salamat baggi


7 posted on 02/05/2010 6:38:43 AM PST by Broker (Darwin's gods are dangerous men.)
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To: Zakeet

Gee, at first I thought it was this statute and the it was the United States fixed in the stream.

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


8 posted on 02/05/2010 6:40:29 AM PST by BilLies
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To: Dryman
Anyone know what the base has written on it?

A little better picture to work off of.

9 posted on 02/05/2010 6:41:35 AM PST by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving from WTF to FUBAR to SNAFU)
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To: Zakeet

does this mean he will cancel the family vacation to there and save us taxpayers a dollar or two...??


10 posted on 02/05/2010 6:43:32 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: petercooper

I’d of left it there.. pigeons need something to $hit on.


11 posted on 02/05/2010 6:44:27 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Zakeet

Here is his indonesian look a like

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD6pzJVtJBU


12 posted on 02/05/2010 6:45:54 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Zakeet

Thanks for the better pic. I had seen it.

I am just wondering if on the other side are some of his missing records.


13 posted on 02/05/2010 6:46:14 AM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: Zakeet
I like this one better ....

Photobucket

14 posted on 02/05/2010 6:52:01 AM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: Zakeet

Had to give it a few moments trying to think what the picture reminded me of. Then it hit me that it brings to mind the finale of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, when the spaceship opens and the aliens walk out.

Showed the pic to somebody else. They suggest it looks like one of those racist lawn ornaments of a little slave boy.

Either way, geez.


15 posted on 02/05/2010 6:55:22 AM PST by tlb
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To: sickoflibs

I thought it was because Obams’s a commie. Indonesia had its flirtation with communism under Sukarno.


16 posted on 02/05/2010 7:00:24 AM PST by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: tlb
The Obama lawn jockey:


17 posted on 02/05/2010 7:04:59 AM PST by Between the Lines (AreYouWhoYouSayYouAre? Esse Quam Videri - To Be, Rather Than To Seem)
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To: Zakeet

I did notice how the artists managed to capture BO’s dorkiness, even as a child.


18 posted on 02/05/2010 7:10:43 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Zakeet
I'm making out:
A young boy named Barry played with his mother Ann in ? area. He grew up to be the 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack Obama.
Upper part seems the same (uses identical arrangement of names), but in the local language. Left side of picture is "Supported by:" and lists donors "..., Norman Chen, ..., ?Channel (Television), ... .
19 posted on 02/05/2010 7:20:21 AM PST by ctdonath2 (Pelosi is practically President; the Obama is just her talk show host.)
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To: SkyDancer

More realisitic to have his fingers in a point. . .and his head cocked up a few notches.


20 posted on 02/05/2010 7:21:41 AM PST by cricket
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To: Zakeet

Good grief. . .a ‘man-child’. . .


21 posted on 02/05/2010 7:22:57 AM PST by cricket
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To: Zakeet
'Indonesia to remove Obama statue from public park'


22 posted on 02/05/2010 7:23:41 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A. Einstein])
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To: Between the Lines

bump for home


23 posted on 02/05/2010 7:25:25 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: cricket

It was a quick Photoshop ....


24 posted on 02/05/2010 7:25:40 AM PST by SkyDancer (But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father)
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To: SkyDancer
It was a quick Photoshop ....

Oh!

25 posted on 02/05/2010 7:36:08 AM PST by cricket
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To: Zakeet

Put in a garage or The Museum of Oddities.


26 posted on 02/05/2010 7:46:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Zakeet; All

Even the muzzies don’t want him around ;-)


27 posted on 02/05/2010 8:05:08 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINO's!)
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To: Zakeet
I'm sorry to read the statue will still be on display. It should be melted.
I hope the students will be allowed to vent whatever frustrations they have, on the statue. Spitballs, target practice etc...
28 posted on 02/05/2010 8:21:44 AM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: Zakeet

It will surely turn up in Chicago in front of what’s left of Cabrini Green


29 posted on 02/05/2010 8:58:09 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Zakeet

FReepers should take up a collection and buy the statue.


30 posted on 02/05/2010 9:18:06 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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FReepers should take up a collection and buy the statue.

We already have a monument to the Big Wee Wee in my house.

31 posted on 02/05/2010 9:29:35 AM PST by Zakeet (The Big Wee Wee -- rapidly moving from WTF to FUBAR to SNAFU)
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To: Zakeet

Nice.

But how cool would it be to have the boy/messiah statue in your back yard to piss on?


32 posted on 02/05/2010 9:32:01 AM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Zakeet

They won’t remove it — just threaten.

Obama is heading over to Indonesia in a couple of weeks with a bag of tax dollars — the Indonesian government won’t want to embarass him.


33 posted on 02/05/2010 10:49:52 AM PST by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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