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Thread: Barack Obama Just Got His Very Own Holiday in the State of Ill.

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    Default Barack Obama Just Got His Very Own Holiday in the State of Ill.

    The state of Illinois has decided to recognize the GOAT, former President Barack Obama, with his own state holiday. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed “Barack Obama Day” into law on Friday. The newest state holiday will be celebrated across Illinois on Aug. 4 (Obama’s birthday) every year, starting in 2018, NBC Chicago reports.

    The holiday will be “observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities,” the bill states.

    And as the news station notes, although several lawmakers abstained from voting on the measure, it passed both houses without a single vote against it.

    The bill was originally stalled after some lawmakers had concerns about Obama’s birthday being celebrated as a legal state holiday—during which schools and state offices would close, while banks and other businesses could close but did not have to—when other Illinois presidents, like Ronald Reagan, did not have commemorative days requiring state closure.

    "The Patriarch"

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    Putting the ILL in Illinois.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    It's the gift that keeps on giving...

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    Hearing this makes me feel Ill and annoyed.

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    Pretty sure the only people in Ill. who give a $#@! are in the Chicago metroplex.

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    Families of children killed by DGP's drone attacks probably would see this as a war criminals enabling, racist move.

    On a related note, in same state of IL previously a drug line was also named after him allegedly few years back:

    Operation Brass Tax
    Corrupt Chicago Police Were Taxing Drug Dealers and Targeting Their Rivals

    In another, “Obama” was mistaken for the president of the United States, when in fact it was a reference to the dope line at the Ida B. Wells Homes operated by a drug dealer named Kamane “Insane” Fears. His crew wore Obama T-shirts (“Yes We Can!”) as a form of marketing rather than an expression of political allegiance. When challenged by the police — “What’s with the shirts?” — they would respond that they were supporting the black presidential candidate from the South Side of Chicago.

    Two years after the murder of Kamane Fears, purveyor of the Obama dope line, Spalding and Echeverria made a major advance in the investigation.

    From: "Chicago Gun Deaths on Obama’s Watch Nearly Overtake Iraq War Deaths Under Bush"

    Quote Originally Posted by Raginfridus View Post
    It's the gift that keeps on giving...

    This theme seems to be getting popular.

    JW on Obama: He’s the 'gift from hell that keeps on giving'

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    It is one of cousin Eddie's most memorable deliveries in Christmas Vacation, a movie millions of Americans watch religiously, so I thought for sure somebody would make the connection.

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    My fear is that it could get cancelled in future.


    Barack Obama statue removed from Jakarta park after protests

    Indonesian authorities removed a statue of President Barack Obama from a park in the capital Jakarta due to a public backlash when it was erected.

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