Skip to comments.Obama Parade Parody Causes Controversy
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 citys annual Fourth of July parade. The float showed a person dressed as President Obama with one sign that read Huntsville Welcomes Obamas 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 doesnt 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 dont think we would have allowed it, in fact I know we wouldnt, said Allen. We just dont want that. Its 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 dont decide whats appropriate. Thats up to the town, the parade organizers and the people who design the float, said Chief Deputy Klint Anderson, Weber County Sheriffs Office, in a statement.
I dont think we would have allowed it, in fact I know we wouldnt, said Allen. We just dont want that.”
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.
“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.
Political speech is as American as a 4th of July parade.
>> 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.
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 ...
>> 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).
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?
See post #7.
To the libs; cowboy up and get over yourselves.
>> Kill everyone who mocks their ideology?
They’d prefer to enslave them, but killing would work too in a pinch.
“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!
Happy are the people whose God is the LORD!
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.
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.
obama’s entire presidency is disrespectful (at the very least!) to the country.
To paraphrase the immortal Mortimer Duke from “Trading Places”...The Europeans meant it as a compliment!
An apt description...
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.
Couldn't agree more...in fact, I believe we are ALREADY under judgment...
Dissent s no longer patriotic. Of course, that may change, depending on Nov. 7th, so please stay tuned.
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.
It's not like it was a
Maybe I should move to this town.
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.
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!!!!!
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.
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.
They wont do that. It wouldnt 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.
If they thought they could get away with it, yes. See Stalin, Hiler, Mao, Pol Pot.
Probably just didn't have enough space in the paper for that.
Was the float going to ram AF1 or something? Threat? Truth is the threat to these pinheaded asshat LIBs.
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.
How does he cope with that shame?
Afraid of *forks”?!?
How very....”fey” of him.
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