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Barack Obama statue removed from Jakarta park
AP ^ | Mon Feb 15, 1:43 am ET | ROD McGUIRK

Posted on 02/15/2010 6:08:23 AM PST by MuttTheHoople

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Authorities removed a statue of Barack Obama from a park in the Indonesian capital due to a public backlash (more)

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TOPICS: Australia/New Zealand; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: indonesia; jakarta; obama; statue

1 posted on 02/15/2010 6:08:23 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

I hope it now serves as a public urinal in some back alley.


2 posted on 02/15/2010 6:10:15 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Pork Eating CRUSADER - FUBO! Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: MuttTheHoople

....guess JAKARTA’s off his planned Indonesian trip


3 posted on 02/15/2010 6:10:38 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: MuttTheHoople

First words out of my wife’s mouth: “And why the $$#@#$ did they have a statue of him their inthe first place?”

Then: “He probably donated it.”

Busted


4 posted on 02/15/2010 6:13:01 AM PST by BornToBeAmerican
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To: MuttTheHoople

The Peace Medal should be returned....along with the million bucks!!


5 posted on 02/15/2010 6:23:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Just outta curiosity, was it an affluent school when Barry attended it?


6 posted on 02/15/2010 6:26:15 AM PST by mewzilla (I'm not a socialist. Heck, yes, I hope Barry fails. Sheesh.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yeah he Pi$$3$ us off too.


7 posted on 02/15/2010 6:30:10 AM PST by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: MuttTheHoople

They could send it to Kenya!


8 posted on 02/15/2010 6:30:30 AM PST by kempster
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To: kempster

******* “ They could send it to Kenya! “ ******

I think Barry already re-gifted it to the Queen of England to go along with his historic speech collection

TT


9 posted on 02/15/2010 6:34:08 AM PST by TexasTransplant (Parse every sentence uttered by a politician)
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To: MuttTheHoople

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/12/10/indonesia.obama.statue/index.html


10 posted on 02/15/2010 6:36:05 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Someone -must- have had a camera present. I hope we can get a pic to go with the Stalin statues coming down in 1990 and the Saddam statues in 2003.


11 posted on 02/15/2010 6:36:47 AM PST by Notary Sojac ("Goldman Sachs" is to "US economy" as "lamprey" is to "lake trout")
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To: MuttTheHoople

Did they use ropes to take it down? LOL


12 posted on 02/15/2010 6:39:08 AM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (11/02/10)
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To: MuttTheHoople

New design for statue of Zero -- float in Germany

13 posted on 02/15/2010 6:58:33 AM PST by webschooner
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To: mewzilla
Obama later transferred to SDN Menteng 1 - the elite, secular elementary school at the center of the controversy. The school is public but is very competitive and has exceptionally high standards. It is located in one of the most affluent parts of Jakarta and attracts mostly middle- to upper-class students, among them several of former dictator Suharto's grandchildren.


14 posted on 02/15/2010 7:03:58 AM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... www.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: MuttTheHoople

It was puking the pigeons

15 posted on 02/15/2010 7:04:45 AM PST by Zakeet (Patches Kennedy isn't running again because of illness -- Rhode Island voters are sick of him)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

The damned thing was put up by a local group called Friends of Obama, who threw an inaugural ball at the American Club on the eve of The Coronation.

The chairman of this group is Ron Mullers, a naturalised Yank who runs a chain of pizzerias and Mexican restaurants in Indonesia. He likes to put up life sized cardboard cutouts of himself in said establishments, called ‘PAPA RON’S’.

The local demand for the removal of this obamanation erupted soon after its erection, and a Facebook petition for the removal garnered 60 000 supporters!


16 posted on 02/15/2010 8:12:08 AM PST by punchamullah
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