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July 4 parade float mocking Obama
draws accusations of racism

CBS News, by Jake Miller

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Posted By:JoniTx, 7/6/2014 2:53:26 PM

A Fourth of July parade float in Nebraska that showed a dummy standing outside an outhouse labeled "Obama Presidential Library" is drawing cries of racism from local residents and the Nebraska Democratic Party. The float, in the annual Independence Day parade in Norfolk, Neb., was affixed to trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck. The dummy was clad in overalls, standing by a walker next to the outhouse. (Snip) But one of the parade´s organizers, Rick Konopasek, told the Lincoln Journal-Star the float was intended to be no more offensive than a political cartoon. He said the outhouse was the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: aasilver, 7/6/2014 3:07:00 PM     (No. 9912984)

I sneezed into a brown handkerchief therefore I must be a racist.

If it was a white handkerchief and a black man sneezed into it, that would be OK.

Sorry, I don´t have white handkerchiefs but.....

As for the float....

Disrespectful to Obama - you bet.

Racist - no way.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ersatzluci, 7/6/2014 3:08:34 PM     (No. 9912985)

These cries of "racism" when they´re not are getting really old.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HPmatt, 7/6/2014 3:11:40 PM     (No. 9912988)

Better watch out - there w/b riots in all the NE ghettos in all the towns where the NE Democrats have destroyed all the schools and run off all the businesses with uneducated workers and taxes that are too high....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gr8shiphandler, 7/6/2014 3:12:33 PM     (No. 9912990)

Hilarious. Liberals have no sense of humor. Obama spends more time in the Outhouse than the White House.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mai Bad, 7/6/2014 3:15:43 PM     (No. 9912993)

Yo..yo...Dear Jack Wagons suck a hot chee!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 7/6/2014 3:16:21 PM     (No. 9912995)

Pound Sand!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/6/2014 3:30:22 PM     (No. 9913014)

An outhouse is too damn good for Obama. I think of him as what lies at the bottom of the outhouse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 7/6/2014 3:30:47 PM     (No. 9913016)

You don´t need anything bigger than an outhouse. The only thing inside should be the teleprompter and his golf clubs. Oh, almost forgot, his pen, his phone and the CD with the speeches he had the nerve to give to the Queen.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calico Al, 7/6/2014 3:40:05 PM     (No. 9913022)

How can it be racism when he isn´t even 1/4 black? His momma was white and his daddy was only part black.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 7/6/2014 3:43:38 PM     (No. 9913027)

Here out West where very few whites are in the construction trades anymore, portable outhouse doors are labeled, Biblioteca Presidential de Obama.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldoc, 7/6/2014 3:44:11 PM     (No. 9913029)

You just cant please negroes or milksop liberal whites. Time to stop trying.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/6/2014 3:48:41 PM     (No. 9913033)

The woman who complained is Glory Kathurima, originally from Kenya. She was quoted in the Lincoln Nebraska Journal Star as describing Obama as ‘Half Kenyan’. Interesting….

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/6/2014 3:52:20 PM     (No. 9913038)

Obama operates a racist criminal enterprise.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: GW_Rider, 7/6/2014 3:56:53 PM     (No. 9913043)

"July 4 parade float mocking Obama draws accusations of racism."

Yawn.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: feziwig, 7/6/2014 3:57:44 PM     (No. 9913045)

Nice to see the author copy from the local paper. A picture in the local report showed the float to be on the back of a flatbed pickup, but the copy read "affixed to a trailer being towed behind a blue pickup truck". No attention to detail. The float should have gotten more than just honorable mention.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 7/6/2014 4:00:09 PM     (No. 9913046)

I don´t see the racism in it but I expect to see racism. It´s a sign of the times. The more we have black on white crime, knockout games, flashing, the DOJ refusing to apply the law equally, the more white lose their jobs, college seats, promotions, etc. to AA the more the hatred builds the more it comes down to black vs white the more likely it may rear its ugly head.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Ronniethek, 7/6/2014 4:14:03 PM     (No. 9913058)

You don´t like it? Sue me!!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 7/6/2014 4:14:18 PM     (No. 9913059)

Any criticism of the liberals´ god triggers the cry of "racism". You could remark that you prefer a different brand of watch than he, and you´d get the same accusation.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/6/2014 4:21:19 PM     (No. 9913069)

"So should we deny the 95 percent of those that liked it their rights, just for the 5 percent of people who are upset?"

And even the 5 percent aren´t really upset; they´re just taking advantage of an opportunity to complain...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: shalimar, 7/6/2014 4:26:20 PM     (No. 9913074)

Were these same folks upset at the proposal to name a West Coast sewage treatment facility for George Bush?

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Reply 21 - Posted by: abiner, 7/6/2014 4:26:37 PM     (No. 9913075)

#18 is spot on. If you criticize The Anointed One for any reason whatsoever, by definition that makes you a racist. There can be no other reason, because "he´s sort of a God," according to that halfwit at Newsweek.

BTW, I always thought the Dear Leader was a mulatto. According to #9, he´s a quadroon?

Finally, did the on-scene reporter go looking for the one person who was insulted, or did she present herself to the media for her 15 minutes? In any case, ToHellWithHer --- I wonder if she was that upset when the Libs smeared GWB with as much as they could dig up every day of his presidency.

Pull in your thin skins Libs, your hypocrisy is showing.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 7/6/2014 4:42:52 PM     (No. 9913097)

Blacked out car windows... RACIST!

Blacked out communications... RACIST!

Black mark on one´s record... RACIST!

Any critical remark or representation of Obama... RACIST!

Wow, so if everyone is a racist, then does racism exist?


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Reply 23 - Posted by: rochow, 7/6/2014 4:59:13 PM     (No. 9913118)

If the dummy looked like Bush it would be OK!

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 7/6/2014 5:26:39 PM     (No. 9913134)

Sounds like a personal problem.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JimS, 7/6/2014 6:20:50 PM     (No. 9913166)

No. It is Obama who is the racist.
Actually, a racialist.
Obama, and all his criminal co-conspirators--Moochelle, Jarrett, Rice, Holder--are all black, and sticking´ it to whitey.
Tell me how I´m wrong. You can´t.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Ida lil, 7/6/2014 6:24:09 PM     (No. 9913169)

words used too many times in a false harmed chant soon has NO POWER left to change the speaker´s conceptions.
In fact too many chants to demean the thinkers opinions only breads more contempt against the false outrage for political favoritism.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/6/2014 7:18:55 PM     (No. 9913210)

Free speech.

The perpetually offended should get over it.

Is she offended by the illegals crossing the border expecting her to take care of them ?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/6/2014 7:21:10 PM     (No. 9913211)

#21, he´s not even an octoroon. He´s only about 7% black.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 7/6/2014 8:50:16 PM     (No. 9913270)

"I´ve got a pen, a phone......and an outhouse!"

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pinchem, 7/6/2014 8:59:42 PM     (No. 9913276)

Stop cowering. Those complaining are the true racist and should be outed as such. Where where those two faced "Obama hindlicking" racist when they defaced Bush so many times, like as a clown, or Hitler, or many other insults.

They should be taken behind a woodshed and given appropriate instructions on reality.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: harper, 7/6/2014 9:21:29 PM     (No. 9913289)

"I´ve got a pen, a phone, 2 teleprompters, golf clubs, a bust of Lenin......and an outhouse!"

But no clue or resume.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: PAdiva, 7/6/2014 9:48:21 PM     (No. 9913298)

May I suggest that the outhouse should have been a Kenyan hut. Indicate that the hut is in Kenya and the BC is there.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: bpl40, 7/6/2014 10:00:50 PM     (No. 9913303)

Traditionally in America even if you didn´t respect the man you showed respect for the office he held. This man has brought us to the point where NOT disrespecting him is an insult to the high office and all its prior occupants. As for racism, it has become a tired old stale canard that no one except tired old stale Liberals in danger of losing a re-election, take seriously.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: god of irony, 7/6/2014 10:16:59 PM     (No. 9913308)

Hey liberals, you can take your Saul Alinsky tactics and shove them up your Al Sharpton.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: WIBadger, 7/6/2014 10:27:37 PM     (No. 9913317)

And I really don´t care what the offended class thinks. To be quite candid, this sort of thing makes my day a little cheerier....

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Javelin, 7/6/2014 10:50:45 PM     (No. 9913327)

Obama is a fascist. He´s a disgraceful President and a complete failure as a leader.
The float was stupid, insulting, and has had the effect of confirming the worst accusations that have been leveled at Obama´s critics.
We should be classier in our criticism. The Democrats are worse, but we are responsible for our own behavior and are better than that.


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Colchester – Experts estimate there are nearly 300 adult loons living on Vermont´s lakes and ponds, up from just a couple dozen 30 years ago. On Saturday, more than 200 volunteers spread out across Vermont for the annual loon survey. The results of the survey are trickling in, but Eric Hanson of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the coordinator of the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, said there are many more birds now than just a few years ago. He said 15 years ago there were around 100 loons. In 1983, biologists counted only 29. "It is a decent, stable population. I'm hoping that actually things do start to level out.

Divorce case exposes bickering
between Michael Moore, wife

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Detroit News, by Francis X. Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: Fiesta del sol- 7/22/2014 4:35:49 PM     Post Reply
A lakefront mansion. Dueling movie producers. Super agents joining the fray. A drunken driving arrest. The possible hiring of private investigators. The divorce of Michael Moore has this normally sedate community northeast of Traverse City all atwitter. The filmmaker, 60, who split his time between a home here and one in New York, is leaving his wife of 22 years, Kathy Glynn. By reaching a settlement, Moore avoids a trial that could have aired dirty laundry common in high-proile breakups and impugned his long-hewn image as a common man by disclosing details of his comfortable life.


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