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Obama Parade Parody Causes Controversy
FOX News ^ | July 6, 2012 | Meredith Forrest Kulwicki and Max Roth

Posted on 07/09/2012 4:01:35 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa

HUNTSVILLE, Utah — A parade entry portraying President Barack Obama and using the term “Obamanation” has made some angry, and others upset at the negative attention. It happened in the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. The float showed a person dressed as President Obama with one sign that read “Huntsville Welcomes Obama’s Farewell Tour?” On the back, another sign said, “Ask about our assault gun plan. Call Eric Holder.”

On one side of the issue, people are saying the float was disrespectful and had no place in a patriotic parade. The other side says it was all in good fun.

Huntsville Mayor Jim Truett and City Council member Laurie Allen say the entry doesn’t reflect the views of the city. They say it was entered at the last minute, not through usual protocol and they would not have approved it if they had seen it.

“I don’t think we would have allowed it, in fact I know we wouldn’t,” said Allen. “We just don’t want that. It’s a family-oriented celebration.”

Weber County Sheriff Lt. Mark Lowther told Fox 13 News his department contacted the Secret Service after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.

“We don’t decide what’s appropriate. That’s up to the town, the parade organizers and the people who design the float,” said Chief Deputy Klint Anderson, Weber County Sheriff’s Office, in a statement.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: humorlessdems; parade; parody
The only group in America that you can mock, slander and disrespect and get away with it are White, Anglo-Saxon Christians.
1 posted on 07/09/2012 4:01:49 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“I don’t think we would have allowed it, in fact I know we wouldn’t,” said Allen. “We just don’t want that.”
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Where is the line drawn between Freedom of Speech and Censorship? I’m thinking: If it benefits the Libs, it’s Freedom of Speech. If it’s anti-Liberals and anti-Democrats, then it must be censored.


2 posted on 07/09/2012 4:04:26 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

“after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.”

Give me a break.

Is nancy-pants *that* freaking fragile?

It’s a *parade float* for cryin’ out loud.

The only “threat” there was the telling of truth.

Pitiful.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 4:12:35 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Political speech is as American as a 4th of July parade.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 4:14:02 AM PDT by AU72
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To: pistolpackinpapa

>> made some angry, and others upset at the negative attention.

Hmmm... they forgot to mention how many *approved* of the float and *cheered* for it!

On these matters I’m all for fairness, as long as it’s delivered with intellectual honesty. If it’s out of bounds to mock Obama, that’s fine, as long as it IS and WAS also out of bounds to mock George Bush or Mitt Romney.

On the other hand, if one thought it was “cool” to poke a public finger in Bush’s eye, then one should acknowledge that it might also be OK to take a whack at Barky in a city parade.

It’s the double standard in outrage as well as in *reporting* outrage that makes me a little crazy.


5 posted on 07/09/2012 4:14:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Prayer for our Nation ~ Psalm 144

11 Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
Whose mouth speaks lying words,
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood—
12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
That our daughters may be as pillars,
Sculptured in palace style;
13 That our barns may be full,
Supplying all kinds of produce;
That our sheep may bring forth thousands
And ten thousands in our fields;
14 That our oxen may be well laden;
That there be no breaking in or going out;
That there be no outcry in our streets.
15 Happy are the people who are in such a state;
Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!

May it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen ...


6 posted on 07/09/2012 4:15:02 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
In keeping with European tradition:


7 posted on 07/09/2012 4:16:28 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: Salamander

>> Is nancy-pants *that* freaking fragile?

Of course not!

It’s just a thug tactic; calling down the SS wherever possible is a ‘rat staple.

The ‘rats love them some government thugs. They use ‘em without shame, wherever possible. (EPA, DOJ, Labor, SS, “swatting”, SEC, OSHA, &etc &etc).


8 posted on 07/09/2012 4:17:57 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

The false demi-god Obama and his worshippers are displeased.

So what are they going to do about it?

Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?


9 posted on 07/09/2012 4:18:54 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: Nervous Tick

See post #7.

To the libs; cowboy up and get over yourselves.

:)


10 posted on 07/09/2012 4:20:19 AM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
A double standard well documented. As usual, Bush was fair game during such events, and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves while at it. Just do an Internet image search for “Bush parade.” Prepare yourself first for some vulgar public displays.
11 posted on 07/09/2012 4:21:05 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Eye of Unk

>> Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?

They’d prefer to enslave them, but killing would work too in a pinch.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 4:21:35 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Eye of Unk

“Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?”

They won’t do that. It wouldn’t destroy their tax base.

In a more civilized time, there would already have been tar, feathers, and a rail out of town. LONG ago!


13 posted on 07/09/2012 4:22:39 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Pegita

Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!
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I’m not so sure that is America anymore. We’ve killed 40 million babies since 1972. We now have a President who supports same-sex marriage. There is no fear of God in this nation. I don’t know if God can bless America again. Another reason being: Most Christians are too lazy to do 2 Chronicles 7:14.... “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Sorry, but I’m thinking America is due JUDGMENT; not Blessing.


14 posted on 07/09/2012 4:24:11 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: PowderMonkey

You are right, they made fun of Bush too but that was ok. Bush laughed at parodies of him. But Barry and his kool-aid followers are so thin skinned, you can see right thru them.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 4:24:30 AM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

obama’s entire presidency is disrespectful (at the very least!) to the country.


16 posted on 07/09/2012 4:25:28 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: Rebelbase

To paraphrase the immortal Mortimer Duke from “Trading Places”...The Europeans meant it as a compliment!


17 posted on 07/09/2012 4:28:29 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Salamander
Is nancy-pants *that* freaking fragile?

An apt description...

18 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:23 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Just one comment—we actually have killed over 60 million babies since 1972 in America.

And some states don’t even report their abortion statistics. And the central authority for abortion statistics is the Alan Guttmacher Institute—a wholly owned arm of Planned Parenthood.

So we already know the 60 million number is off by a fair percentage.

That doesn’t take away from your fine post.

As I study the Old Testament and how God judged His own people, I am amazed that He has withheld His hand from us. We have allowed a horror that is over ten times the magnitude of the Nazi Holocaust.

All in the land of the free and the home of the brave.


19 posted on 07/09/2012 4:30:11 AM PDT by exit82
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Sorry, but I’m thinking America is due JUDGMENT; not Blessing.

Couldn't agree more...in fact, I believe we are ALREADY under judgment...

20 posted on 07/09/2012 4:32:15 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
I would like to know how can a float be a “threat” to 0bama.
21 posted on 07/09/2012 4:32:42 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: pistolpackinpapa
May the Lord look with mercy upon His children and deliver us from the evil that is upon us ...
22 posted on 07/09/2012 4:36:50 AM PDT by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: All

Dissent s no longer patriotic. Of course, that may change, depending on Nov. 7th, so please stay tuned.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 4:43:16 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: who knows what evil?
"Couldn't agree more...in fact, I believe we are ALREADY under judgment..."

Absolutely. The first chapter of Romans tells us that God visits his wrath on a people by removing his common grace and "giving them over" to the depths of their own inherent sinful nature. One need only open a newspaper to see this happening before their very eyes.

24 posted on 07/09/2012 4:43:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Salamander
>"some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.”

It's not like it was a

UBO!

25 posted on 07/09/2012 4:44:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Maybe I should move to this town.


26 posted on 07/09/2012 4:45:17 AM PDT by Jacvin
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I just Thank God in Heaven for His Grace -and that His children do not always get what they deserve. YES —we are certainly due His Wrath for allowing this -and judgement does begin at the pulpit— But I still sing that patriotic hymn —God shed His Grace on thee ....YS we need to humble ourselves and Pray But I much prefer God Grace than I long to see what we are due.


27 posted on 07/09/2012 4:45:45 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Eye of Unk

That drivel “O” mouths incessantly, doesn’t even qualify as ‘ideology’...it’s too ignorant.

Any proper ‘ideology’ worth the name has some kind of intellectual base...even IF it is logically flawed, inhumane or immoral.

“O’s” so called ‘ideology’ is nothing more than very crude, hackneyed and immature hate-speech...PERIOD!!

What “O” and his creatures have been handing Conservative America is nothing less than a textbook Fascist assault, the likes of which the world has not seen since YOU KNOW WHEN!

“O” wants to wipe the two-party concept OFF THE BOOKS….to condition American voters to believe that there is ONE and ONLY ONE way of thinking about things.

The world has been there and done that… REMEMBER!!!!!


28 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:03 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Perdogg

In the age of nearly instant mass social interaction propaganda can travel at supersonic speeds in both directions on the information superhighway.

Socialism depends upon suppression of free speech. And when the people start to leave oppressed areas socialism even built barriers, instance: The Berlin Wall.

The absolute most powerful tactic Obama could employ is the lockdown of social networks including the internet and most cellphone apps.


29 posted on 07/09/2012 4:51:07 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Going mobile, posts will be brief. No spellcheck for the grammar nazis.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I disagree with all the posters who approve. No politically-themed floats at an Independence Day celebration. I despise Obama, but the float was highly inappropriate.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 4:57:29 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Tigerized
“Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?”

They won’t do that. It wouldn’t destroy their tax base.

You'd be amazed just how many of them aren't smart enough to figure that out.

I tell lib acquaintances that they are better off voting GOP because even RINOs are smart enough to know that socialism works best when there are more wagon pullers than there are wagon riders.

31 posted on 07/09/2012 5:06:46 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Eye of Unk
So what are they going to do about it?

Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?

If they thought they could get away with it, yes. See Stalin, Hiler, Mao, Pol Pot.

32 posted on 07/09/2012 5:15:03 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Weber County Sheriff Lt. Mark Lowther told Fox 13 News his department contacted the Secret Service after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.

Oh, good Lord - grow up you idiots.


33 posted on 07/09/2012 5:35:57 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: Nervous Tick
Hmmm... they forgot to mention how many *approved* of the float and *cheered* for it!

Probably just didn't have enough space in the paper for that.

34 posted on 07/09/2012 5:47:55 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: reagan_fanatic

Was the float going to ram AF1 or something? Threat? Truth is the threat to these pinheaded asshat LIBs.


35 posted on 07/09/2012 5:50:19 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

BFL


36 posted on 07/09/2012 6:26:30 AM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: Eye of Unk; All
Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?

Our First Muslim President will do everything that is necessary to control you and your family; and will kill all of you if necessary. But first he has to destroy the USA economically. OBAMACARE is a part of that effort.

37 posted on 07/09/2012 6:45:51 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: Pegita

Proverbs 29:2

American Standard Version

When the righteous are increased, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man beareth rule, the people sigh.

http://bible.cc/proverbs/29-2.htm


38 posted on 07/09/2012 7:59:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: rawcatslyentist

LOLOL!

How does he cope with that shame?

Afraid of *forks”?!?

How very....”fey” of him.


39 posted on 07/09/2012 2:38:11 PM PDT by Salamander (I wanna hurt you just to hear you screaming my name.)
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