Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tonight: Agony.

You know it's going to sound just like the above cartoon.

Hilariously, while Obama is ready to get on stage and tell a grandiose, flowery, scripted lie during the State of the Union address, Jakarta is considering pulling down a statue of "Little Barry."

Indonesian authorities said Monday they are considering a petition to tear down a statue of US President Barack Obama as a boy, only a month after the bronze was unveiled in Jakarta.

The statue of "Little Barry" -- as Obama was known when he lived in the capital in the late 1960s -- stands in central Jakarta's Menteng Park, a short walk from the US president's former elementary school.

Critics say the site should have been used to honour an Indonesian and 55,000 people have joined a page on social networking website Facebook calling for the statue to be removed.

"We've been discussing for the past two weeks what to do with the statue... whether to take it down, move it elsewhere or retain it. We're finding the best solution," Jakarta parks agency official Dwi Bintarto said.

Obama, who was born in Hawaii, lived for four years as a child in Jakarta from 1967 after his divorced mother married an Indonesian.

The bronze was designed by Indonesian artists and depicts the boy Obama dressed in shorts and a T-shirt with a butterfly perched on his hand.

"The statue is of Obama as a child, not as the US president. His relatives and friends who erected it said it's meant to motivate children to study hard and dream big," Bintarto said.

Members of the "Take Down the Barack Obama Statue in Menteng Park" group on Facebook say Obama has done nothing for Indonesia.

"Barack Obama has yet to make a significant contribution to the Indonesian nation. We could say Obama only ate and s (expletive) in Menteng. He spent his subsequent days living as an American," the web page says.

"For the dignity of a sovereign nation, Barack Obama's monument in Menteng Park must be removed immediately."


cube said...

I won't force myself to watch. The sound of BO's voice induces nausea and I'm afraid a long speech may trigger projectile vomiting. I'll read about it tomorrow.

As for Little Barry Obooboo, who told these maroons to erect the stupid thing in the first place? Bah.

Chuck said...

The cartoon sums it up. That will be the message, he'll just take a half hour or more to say it.

I'm not watching.

Krystal said...

I'm NOT watching the SOFU speech. I'd be too tempted to throw a shoe at the TV.

HA! about the statue coming down!

Hey, my verification word is "wind" as in "I can feel the wind of change coming nobama's way..."

WomanHonorThyself said...

cant do way...blah blah blah is all he says..UGH!

Brooke said...

I have never, ever seen such an insulting speech in my life.

nanc said...

Who did he think he was kidding? Oh sure, the bobbleheads on the left couldn't help drooling over his every word...we only sat through a little more than half of it - a game of Wii golf was callin' our names!

LomaAlta said...

Why don't we take the statue and Give Indonesia the Obama?

Brooke said...

Nanc: Bobblehead is a very good description of those sycophants!

LA: I'll go for that!