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'Obama Presidential Library' float at Norfolk parade draws criticism (Oh noes, a outhouse)
omaha.com ^ | 7/7/2014 | Hunter Woodall

Posted on 07/07/2014 5:46:25 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

A Fourth of July parade float that depicted a figure standing outside an outhouse labeled the “Obama Presidential Library” has created a stir on social media and is also receiving criticism in Norfolk, Nebraska.

The float, in Norfolk’s annual Independence Day parade, was on a flatbed trailer being pulled by a blue pickup truck. The figure was dressed in overalls and standing next to a walker outside of the outhouse. The hands and head of the figure were greenish and appeared to be zombielike; the hands were pressed against the sides of the figure’s head. Miniature American flags were atop the float and on the truck.

Neither the float nor the pickup identified a sponsor; a sign in the windshield said it was entry No. 29.

Liz Guthrie of Pierce, Nebraska, took a photo of the float that has been widely circulated on social media.

From where she watched the parade, Guthrie said she could hear the crowd laughing and clapping as the float passed by.

Norfolk resident Glory Kathurima said she attended the parade with her 9-year-old daughter. As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president. She emailed Norfolk Mayor Sue Fuchtman as well as the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce and the Norfolk Daily News to voice her disapproval. She also wrote to the Norfolk Odd Fellows Lodge, which coordinated the parade.

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1 posted on 07/07/2014 5:46:25 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Video at source.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 5:49:37 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

An outhouse for Obama’s Library is very appropriate since everything he touches turns to crap.He has the Reverse Midas touch.

I personally think he likes it that way.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 5:50:10 AM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: puppypusher

Why did this offend some...too close to the truth?


4 posted on 07/07/2014 5:51:50 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: RoosterRedux
Flashback
5 posted on 07/07/2014 5:54:04 AM PDT by tellw
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To: RoosterRedux

And inside this “lie-bury” is the content of all his speeches…..


6 posted on 07/07/2014 5:54:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: puppypusher

Like or not, little bath house barry bastard boy will be an ‘untouchable’ once he’s finished doing his masters’ work destroying the we the people Republic. A more disgusting and treacherous enemy of America they could not have found to place in the Lie House.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 5:55:58 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: RoosterRedux
As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president.

As a white man living in America, I fail to see why the color of her skin gives her opinion any additional standing.

8 posted on 07/07/2014 5:59:03 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: RoosterRedux
WHINE ALERT

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

I'd drop a tear, but my crying towel is in the laundry.
9 posted on 07/07/2014 6:00:36 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dead
As a white man living in America, I fail to see why the color of her skin gives her opinion any additional standing.
That's 'cause you're racis'.

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10 posted on 07/07/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: TomGuy
As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president.

But this was OK?


11 posted on 07/07/2014 6:05:41 AM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: RoosterRedux

Dear Glory Kathurima, GET OVER IT! You do not have the right to not be offended.


12 posted on 07/07/2014 6:06:56 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: TomGuy
You have Towelie at your house?


13 posted on 07/07/2014 6:09:46 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: RoosterRedux

Of course, the only black person in Norfolk seemed to think it was RACIST.


14 posted on 07/07/2014 6:16:08 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: hal ogen

This political satire was perfectly on point. It was not racist, it was perfectly in line with what freedom of speech was intended to protect. As noted above, the concept that ultimately his legacy is one of turning things to crap is too true for his followers to accept - and like with any criticism of this president and his policies, attributed by his followers to racism.

No, it was not nice - as the young girl complained. Frankly, so what. Obama’s arrogant attitude and actions are not nice - and we have to live with and pay for his decisions. Was he nice when instead of actually negotiating with Republicans he simply tells them “I won” or “We won - get over it.”

When it comes to racism, this child needs a little education about who makes remarks based on race - such as Obama saying:

“We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.”


15 posted on 07/07/2014 6:17:06 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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To: LibertyOh

Obama is scum for saying that knowing the racial connotation.


16 posted on 07/07/2014 6:19:53 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: RoosterRedux

Why such a “big deal” over this I ask?


17 posted on 07/07/2014 6:24:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: RoosterRedux

Love Potion Number 29


18 posted on 07/07/2014 6:34:03 AM PDT by Recompennation (Constitutional protection for all not ju st selectively for Democrats.)
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To: tellw
Nothing racist about it Poking fun at presidents and other political figures is a time honored tradition


19 posted on 07/07/2014 6:34:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: RoosterRedux
As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president.

So what? I'm offended by this president every damn day. The fact that someone's offended is irrelevant to any argument.

20 posted on 07/07/2014 6:44:42 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
What's overlooked here is that the TV station looked for the only black person they could find in hopes that such person would be offended...and they were.

The TV station was showing its pro-Obama bias instead of shedding light on the actual spirit of the community (which is clearly fed up with Obama).

Just another example of trying to influence the news instead of simply reporting it.

21 posted on 07/07/2014 7:10:23 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The TV station had to profile to find the person.


22 posted on 07/07/2014 7:14:18 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (I am a proud citizen of an idea called America.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Will someone in Norfolk, NE please tell the “Black” woman that the “Obama Presidential Libarary float, is not racist, nor offensive, for the simple reason that Barack Hussein Obama is not an African-American...he is a Muslim, America Hater, from head to toe...period, working actively to destroy the United States of America!!!!!! Hail, Hitler, Alinsky, Wright, Ayres, etc. End of story!!!


23 posted on 07/07/2014 7:18:49 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
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To: dead

As a white Nebraskan who swore an oath to uphold the Constitution, I see nothing wrong with this expression of free speech. I find the POS democrat currently crapping on the Constitution and the office to be offensive.

Lady, your opinions are yours and you are welcome to take them along with the kenyan bastard you voted for along with the democrat party and stuff it.

FUBO, FAD

It is time.


24 posted on 07/07/2014 7:26:38 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: tellw

Not that I object to your visual flashback, but I seem to recall that the float you show was somewhere in Europe.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 7:27:43 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Rummyfan
She is just another black person who is too ignorant to see past the color of his skin. His brown skin gives him a free pass to screw black people over like no white president ever could. As a black American she should be offended by the illegal alien invasion orchestrated by obama. These invaders will take resources and opportunities away from all American children but black kids most of all.
26 posted on 07/07/2014 7:48:14 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: RoosterRedux

Obama should have no trouble filling it ,LOL


27 posted on 07/07/2014 7:50:40 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: MHGinTN

His election was the perfect crime.


28 posted on 07/07/2014 7:56:44 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: RoosterRedux

What exactly would be in the library since everything in his world is sealed and we are not allowed to see?


29 posted on 07/07/2014 8:06:01 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: dead
As a black woman living in Norfolk, Kathurima said she found the float to be an offensive depiction of the president.




30 posted on 07/07/2014 8:07:19 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RoosterRedux; All

The only way to be patriotic and respect the Presidency is to disrespect the piece of subhuman pig excrement that has stolen it, bitterly hates America and Americans, and is doing its level, evil best to destroy all the good that is genuinely American. HOORAY FOR THE FLOAT!!!


31 posted on 07/07/2014 9:05:34 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: All

https://www.facebook.com/NorfolkApology


32 posted on 07/07/2014 9:13:34 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: BunnySlippers

“Obama is scum for saying that knowing the racial connotation.”

For many of the things this arrogant individual has done, he is lower than scum.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT by LibertyOh
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