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Vandals knock over monument for Michelle Obama ancestor
WSBTV ^ | June 10, 2013

Posted on 06/11/2013 3:43:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

REX, Ga. — Police are trying to figure out who knocked over a monument dedicated to an ancestor of first lady Michelle Obama.

“When I saw it, I shed a few tears,” Vicki Smith told Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer.

Smith helped get the monument to Rex. It’s a tribute to Melvinia Shields, the great-great-great grandmother of Obama. Shields was born into slavery in 1844 and later moved to Georgia.

Clayton County Commissioner Sonna Singleton said the monument company will have to lift the heavy stone to check for cracks after someone pushed it off the foundation block.

“It was our little source of pride because here we are in little old Rex, Georgia, and we had ties to the White House, so there's pride in us for that,” Singleton said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: michelleobama; monument
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1 posted on 06/11/2013 3:43:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A sign of growing hatred against Obama?


2 posted on 06/11/2013 3:45:21 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Muzzies or libs. False flag BS.


3 posted on 06/11/2013 3:46:19 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

No, not a false flag at all.

Just your opinion.


4 posted on 06/11/2013 3:47:25 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

False flag. Done to incite, inflame, deflect.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 3:47:27 AM PDT by whatshotandwhatsnot (Islam Wants You Dead!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This is the third posting this morning on “hate” crimes against liberalism. I’ll lay odds that they’re all self-perpetrated. This is a Saul Alinsky trick.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 3:47:28 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Sure about that?


7 posted on 06/11/2013 3:48:37 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Growing dislike against Obama.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 3:49:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Yup. Based on lots of similar past examples to go by.


10 posted on 06/11/2013 3:49:27 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Concerning a 170 year old shirt-tail relationship, “It was our little source of pride because here we are in little old Rex, Georgia, and we had ties to the White House, so there's pride in us for that,”

Free people simply don't think like this.

11 posted on 06/11/2013 3:50:14 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Need info to back it up, otherwise your opinion.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 3:50:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I just SADF “Yup” in response to your assertion. What more would you like? Evidence that I have an opinion?


13 posted on 06/11/2013 3:51:40 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit...SAID


14 posted on 06/11/2013 3:52:21 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“It was our little source of pride because here we are in little old Rex, Georgia, and we had ties to the White House, so there's pride in us for that,” Singleton said.

That's just pathetic. Gotta have a screw loose to want any ties to the White Hut.

Their stone idol fell upon its face to the earth. Kind of like Dagon.

15 posted on 06/11/2013 3:54:31 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Surely the work of racist tea baggers. /s


16 posted on 06/11/2013 3:56:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Probably was Fauxahontas’ ancestor as well.

Thanks rightwingintelligentsia.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 3:59:03 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

I will go with my opinion, you go with yours.


19 posted on 06/11/2013 4:09:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Cool. the difference is that my opinion has a huge number of fake atrocities by libs and muzzies (paging Bahgdad bob and Green Helmet guy!) to reinforce it. And Al and Tawana types. But you think whatever you like.


20 posted on 06/11/2013 4:14:55 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The concept of the statue is ridiculous. Anyone remember seeing a statue of Martha Washington??


21 posted on 06/11/2013 4:17:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Why a monument in the first place? George Washington Carver yes but Rex - what did he contribute other than be the ancestor to Michelle Robinson. Needless money spent!

My great great grandfather came over from Germany just before the Civil War and fought for the Union Army. Where is his statute? (It is a grave marker in Glenwood City, St. Croix County Wisconsin)


22 posted on 06/11/2013 4:29:54 AM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Biggirl

While I think that the instantiation of the monument is an attempt at deification and creation/perpetuation of an Obama Monarchy, I take it for what it is. A very expensive gravesight amidst other graves and countryside nowhere near its status. An inviting target for vandalism. Kinda reminds me of the fabulism the MSM has attached to the Kennedy Mystique, Camelot and all that rot. Only with this, is the creation American’s First Black Royalty.


23 posted on 06/11/2013 4:31:13 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Those Kip's Big Boy statues are expensive!
24 posted on 06/11/2013 4:32:37 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rex is the ‘white’ part of Clayton County for the most part.


25 posted on 06/11/2013 4:36:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Rex is the ‘white’ part of Clayton County for the most part.

White redneck no less.


26 posted on 06/11/2013 4:36:35 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

27 posted on 06/11/2013 4:41:56 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Bobalu

LOL! I see a likeness...


29 posted on 06/11/2013 4:53:48 AM PDT by seeker41 (Take back your country before it is too late-STOP islamic expansion in the USA remove zero)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

George Bush did it.


30 posted on 06/11/2013 4:56:54 AM PDT by moovova
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To: All

got her hair and nails did,,,


31 posted on 06/11/2013 5:04:04 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (True Haters HATE Truth!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“It was our little source of pride because here we are in little old Rex, Georgia, and we had ties to the White House, so there's pride in us for that,” Singleton said.

Yes, by a great-great-great-grandmother. Tenuous at best. If they put it back up, I hope it somehow gets knocked over again.

33 posted on 06/11/2013 5:13:38 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Sacajaweau
The concept of the statue is ridiculous. Anyone remember seeing a statue of Martha Washington??

Someone finally made a bronze of Mrs. Washington for Mount Vernon's new visitor center that opened in 2006. Other than that, you can get a Martha Washington figurine on eBay this morning if you act fast.

I don't much care for the body language in this statue. It appears based on her portraits when she was old, but wants us to see her as a young mother. George himself looked a great deal younger than this statue implies when the children were little. Martha Washington was a very strong personality who aided her husband substantially in the birth of the republic, especially in the welfare of soldiers of the Revolution. She also had to manage one of the most prosperous plantations in the colonies for long periods while her husband was often away. In addition to gardens, stables, barns, crops and farm workers, Mount Vernon had a large fishery, and a factory-like building for salting and packing the fish for export to Europe and other states. And there was routine hosting of the many officials of the various states who traveled through to New York, Philadelphia or Richmond and stayed over, and the movers and shakers of colonial, revolutionary and post-colonial U.S.A. Their diaries revealed that the two of them almost never ate alone.

35 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Darn Amish and their wagons.


36 posted on 06/11/2013 5:27:08 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The monument was erected a year ago, most likely to celebrate Michelle Obama’s ancestors. That is much more scary than some vandal knocking it over. We are in the age of emperors again. Obama will have his face on a coin next.


37 posted on 06/11/2013 5:30:09 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am indifferent to Michelle Obama as long as she stays out of our lives (which she doesn’t do often enough). I am skeptical of this alleged vandalism, which could easily be a false flag as others have commented. If the responsible person is identified, whether pro-Obama or anti-Obama, I don’t care about their motives - vandals should go to prison for a time comparable to thieves guilty of stealing something of equal value if local law permits that penalty. Five years behind bars for pushing over a status? Why not?


38 posted on 06/11/2013 5:30:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

didn’t they toppled other statues in liberated countries as a sign of protest/ victory?????


39 posted on 06/11/2013 5:46:37 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

A statue to the obscure relative of the affirmative-action, equal-opportunity Worst Lady, mooch-elle? PULEEESE! That community needs a check-up-from-the-neck-up.


40 posted on 06/11/2013 6:01:16 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Boo effin hoo!


41 posted on 06/11/2013 6:09:53 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: hal ogen

42 posted on 06/11/2013 6:13:59 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Biggirl
A sign of growing hatred against Obam..?...”

I can see it as both ways.

But the obscurity of the event seems to make it less a “staged” provocation and more an act of disgruntled(disenchanted) people.

43 posted on 06/11/2013 6:18:50 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Biggirl

Meh, more likely a bored teenager.


44 posted on 06/11/2013 6:22:17 AM PDT by wbill
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

On a coin next?

You haven’t been paying attention

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?field-keywords=obama%20coin


45 posted on 06/11/2013 6:23:34 AM PDT by PissAndVinegar
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To: SampleMan

Little old Rex, GA, probably has a Democrat city council that voted to put up the statue and the town didn’t support it. Lots of Dems in rural Georgia don’t like the Obamas. Too bad they won’t change their party affiliation.


47 posted on 06/11/2013 6:28:50 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: Biggirl

I moved to where I am now from Rex.

Rex is not a large town but being just south of Atlanta, and with an exit ramp off I-675, a once very nice, scenic, historic cotton mill community is now overflowing with drug dealers and all that goes with it.

Vandalism is just a fact of life in the area.


48 posted on 06/11/2013 6:30:52 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
We can dream too....


49 posted on 06/11/2013 6:32:51 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Albion Wilde

I like their clothes. Sometimes I wish that would come back in style.


50 posted on 06/11/2013 6:34:26 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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