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Obama Worship: Perry County, AL passed "Barack Obama Holiday"

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posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 06:10 AM
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It seems to me that this is getting just a tad bit out of hand. An entire county has now declared a the second Monday in November every year as a holiday because Barack Obama won an election.


Sponsoring commissioner Albert Turner Jr. said the holiday is meant to highlight the Democratic president-elect's victory as a way to give people faith that difficult goals can be achieved.

www.selmatimesjournal.com...

This appears to be a much larger issue around the sheer adoration and worship of Barack Obama before the man is even sworn in.

I don't care what your political affiliations are, this should be sickening to us all.




posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 07:03 AM
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This new holiday seems to send a confusing message. They are honoring a man who has yet to accomplish anything in the office that he was elected into. They may just be jumping the gun here a tiny bit. Save the holiday naming until he has completed at least one term with some degree of success.

On the other hand, is this some foreshadowing of a pending grim event? (Had to throw the conspiracy angle into the mix)

If I were Obama, I wouldn't care for all of this idolizing and undo pressure. This is why his camp was trying to calm people down a couple of weeks ago. The expectations of this man are monumental and are practically unattainable in the current political and economical climate of the world.

[edit on 4-12-2008 by jibeho]



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 07:38 AM
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On the other hand, the election of an African-American to the office of President is a massively historic event. I can't see where comemorating that is over the top.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:13 AM
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They can do what they want but it's beyond stupid IMHO.

The guy hasn't done anything except run for office and sit in a racist anti-white/anti-jew church for 20 years.

So if I go out and get a law degree ... sue a few banks to push for affirmative action style morgage lending which contributes to the downfall of the American economy .... sit in a racist church for 20 years .... spew rhetoric and tell lies to get elected to office .... can I get a holiday for myself too?


I wonder if they'll cancel the holiday once they realize he's just Jimmy Carter II.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by jtma508
On the other hand, the election of an African-American to the office of President is a massively historic event. I can't see where comemorating that is over the top.


Excuse me? Its VERY racist to give someone a holiday just because they are black and won an election. How racist to believe that just because of the color of someones skin that it is somehow unusual that they are capable enough to win an office.

By the way, the election of the son of a previous president into the same office is also a one time historical event. Why is it there were no holidays for George W. Bush?

[edit on 4-12-2008 by LowLevelMason]



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:20 AM
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I wonder if they would ever even admit it.

These people strike me as the type who would still sing his praises as the country was literally burning down around them. Like the orchestra on the titanic, playing as the ship goes down, so are the crazy Obama supporters.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:23 AM
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I would expect something like this from his home town.
This seems incredibly random and bizarre.

For creating holidays for people in general, wouldnt you want to wait until long after the person is dead and gone? What if you set up a holiday for some guy you thought was amazing and wonderful and he turned out to be the next Hitler or upon death it was discovered he had the corpse of raped children walled into his basement or something?

There was this doctor in CT who everyone loved. He's been dead for a while but a couple of years ago while remodeling his old house the new owners found thousands od kiddie porn movies and images, some of his former patients, behind a secret panel in his basement. Now what if his home town had named a park in his honor?



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:34 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Now what if his home town had named a park in his honor?


Some of them would most likely find a way to justify leaving the park named after him.

They would urge people to ignore the evil things and pay attention to all the good he had done for the community.

Sadly...people probably would.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:36 AM
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Story Here

A school in New York is renaming the school for Barack Obama .

:shk:



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:40 AM
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Originally posted by jtma508
On the other hand, the election of an African-American to the office of President is a massively historic event. I can't see where comemorating that is over the top.


It is only a 'massive historic event' to those who see his race as relevant to who he is. Dark-skinned people have been running countries and nations for thousands of years. Only the ignorance bred by media and the literati makes it 'an issue'.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:41 AM
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Just wait.

It won't be halfway through 2009 before somebody makes a proposal to create a Barack Obama Day as a national holiday.

It's going to happen, and It will get tons of support.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:42 AM
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ALL HAIL OBAMA!
ALL HAIL OBAMA!
ALL HAIL OBAMA!
" "!
" "!

Sorry i just could not resist!



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:51 AM
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This may not seem like a big deal to you guys, but to a predominantly black county in Alabama, it's HUGE! History has been made! The election of a black man to the highest office is the country is a HUGE step in race relations in this country! It's something to celebrate! Not just for Alabama, but for us all!

The fact that you guys have a problem with this (even though it has NOT ONE THING to do with you) says a LOT more about you than it does the 12,000 people in this rural community of Alabama.

Alabama has some other holidays as well. Why don't we complain about them, too? From the OP source:



Alabama observes the standard federal holidays as well as a handful of its own that include Confederate Memorial Day in April and the June birthday of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.


What does it hurt if people want to celebrate the day that the first black president was elected? I fully expect "Obama Day" to become a federal holiday, so you might want to get used to the idea. I hope it does. We celebrate the accomplishments of white people all year. And whether you agree or not, a black man being elected President of the US is a HUGE accomplishment!

My thoughts are that if they vote to have an Obama Holiday, what's it to you? That's democracy!



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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Originally posted by LowLevelMason
Why is it there were no holidays for George W. Bush?


George W Bush Day
Ronald Reagan Day




posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 08:58 AM
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Who said anything about having 'a problem with it?' BH I respect you tremendously, your input and contributions here are invaluable, But you seem to have a real tender spot whenever anyone wants to opine on anything having to do with our President-elect.

I can imagine there are some who have a 'problem' with it, because ignorance knows no race, creed, or nationality (or sex for that matter). But I simply feel that eventually (when our society grows older - I hope) we must begin to recognize that such 'recognition' only serve to accentuate the fact that we consider each other different by skin color. I guess if that's the will of the people I can;t go against it. But will there be a Hispanic president someday? An Asian-American? Will we have days for that too?

I hope President Obama leads us into utopia, and I think he would deserve recognition for doing so. But just having a day for him because he's racially distinct seems... like a capitulation to that which separates us from simply being Americans - I hope this comes off right, I truly despise being called a racist.

[edit on 4-12-2008 by Maxmars]

[edit on 4-12-2008 by Maxmars]



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 09:02 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
The fact that you guys have a problem with this (even though it has NOT ONE THING to do with you) says a LOT more about you than it does the 12,000 people in this rural community of Alabama.

Your insinuation is vile
.

The reality is that it says alot about YOU that you would think it's a good idea to name an annual holiday after a politican/lawyer just because he has black skin.


Alabama has some other holidays as well. Why don't we complain about them, too?

Other threads through the years have.
This one is about THIS holiday.


What does it hurt if people want to celebrate the day that the first black president was elected?

The holiday is named after him. It's HIS holiday. Celebrating Obama ... hmmm .... a lawyer who sues banks to force them into bad lending practices ... a politician who lies ... a racist who sits in an anti-white/anti-jewish racist cult/church for 20 years .... yep, lots to celebrate about his life. :shk:


We celebrate the accomplishments of white people all year.

Oh brother ...


My thoughts are that if they vote to have an Obama Holiday, what's it to you?

As i said - they can do what they want. But I can use my free speech rights to say it's a damn stupid thing to do.

Generally things and holidays etc are NOT named for living people because they still have the potential to 'fall from grace'. The airport in Alaska is a prime example of stupidity in naming something after a living person. A holiday is even dumber. Damn, damn stupid thing to do.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 09:03 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic


George W Bush Day




That's awesome. I want people in a country with epidemic cannibalism to celebrate me.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 09:04 AM
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What about juneteenth?

I think it is more mounumental that the son of a president was also elected as president.



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
George W Bush Day

Bush visted a foreign country and so that country declared that one day a holiday to greet a visiting foreign president. You didn't even read the information, did you?



url=http://maryland-politics.blogspot.com/2008/01/ronald-reagan-day.html]Ronald Reagan Day[/url]

He's dead and it's under debate as to if he actually accomplished enough to have a day named for him in the state - which wouldn't be a state holiday.


edited immediately to fix quote

[edit on 12/4/2008 by FlyersFan]



posted on Dec, 4 2008 @ 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I would expect something like this from his home town.
This seems incredibly random and bizarre.

For creating holidays for people in general, wouldnt you want to wait until long after the person is dead and gone? What if you set up a holiday for some guy you thought was amazing and wonderful and he turned out to be the next Hitler or upon death it was discovered he had the corpse of raped children walled into his basement or something?

There was this doctor in CT who everyone loved. He's been dead for a while but a couple of years ago while remodeling his old house the new owners found thousands od kiddie porn movies and images, some of his former patients, behind a secret panel in his basement. Now what if his home town had named a park in his honor?


So I would expect a national holiday somewhere in Kenya?

Oh yeah, they were partying also when he was elected.



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