Skip to comments.Illinois Residents Celebrate First Annual ‘Barack Obama Day’
Posted on 08/06/2018 4:06:38 PM PDT by detective
Illinois residents celebrated their first annual Barack Obama Day on Saturday after the state legislature voted in 2017 to make the day honoring former President Barack Obama a state holiday.
The bill establishing Obamas birthday as a state holiday unanimously passed the Illinois state legislature last year, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed the measure into law on August 6, 2017.
The legislation declared August 4 Barack Obama Day in the state of Illinois, but did not make the holiday an official legal holiday over concerns the state could not afford the cost of giving state employees a paid holiday.
Some legislators also balked at the idea that Obamawho made Illinois his permanent residence in 1995 and only lived in the state for ten years full timegot his own holiday while former President Ronald Reaganwho was born in the state and lived there for 21 yearsnever had a day in his honor.
#ObamaDay became the top trending topic on Twitter Saturday afternoon, with celebrities and left-wing personalitiesmany of whom do not live in Illinoiscelebrating Obama Day by tweeting the former president a happy birthday while bashing President Trump:
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The State of Illinois is effectively bankrupt. Chicago is a violent, crime ridden cesspool of corruption.
63 people were shot last weekend while Chicago was celebrating Obama. Ten ended up dead.
They sure did celebrate..12 dead, 40 wounded..boy they sure know how to PARTY in the Windy City
Im an Illinois resident and Im not celebrating.
Welcome to Zimbabwe in Illinois.
Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois. Do they have a day for him? No (not that I’ve heard), they celebrate a damned Kenyan.
Which residents, the GimiDat stolen gun crowd
You can bet your butt that very few south of Springfield have anything but loathing for that feckless lawn jockey traitor.
“Illinois Residents Celebrate First Annual Barack Obama Day”
Not this illannoy resident.
BHO day huh. Do they go around stabbing each other in the back to remind themselves what America felt for 8 agonizing years?
Obama himself couldn’t make it back “home” for the fesivities? LOL! I’m sure most Illinoisans didn’t observe the day either. No barbeques, parades, fireworks, matress sales, etc.
This looks like another empty gesture like the naming a stretch of I-55 the Barack Obama Highway. I saw the green-and-white sign marking its starting point at northbound milemarker 202 in the middle of a cornfield. Otherwise, no big deal. Blink, light up a smoke, or take a sip of your coffee, and you would miss it.
Not this one either.
John Wayne too, I think.
Without a valid birth certificate how does ANYONE know when barky was unfortunately brought into this world? His mother was likely a jackal and his father Satan.
JW born in Winterset, Iowa. (Bridges of Madison County). There’s a big JW museum there.
Left when a baby. Grew up a surfer dude in So Cal!
Very true. Although if they’d move it to the spring it could be a good reminder to spread organic fertilizer on the lawn on that day...
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