Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Indonesians Low on Hopium

It looks like the Obama hopium buzz-high is evaporating, not just here in America, but overseas as well. Here is a story out of Indonesia where, sad to say, our president grew up under Muslim influence.

AFP: Indonesia mulls tearing down Obama statue

ndonesian 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.


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."

He has yet to make a significant contribution to America either.


Samuel Gonzalez said...

I did this story on my blog too. It really cracks me up about what Obama did for 4 yrs in Indonesia.

Proof said...

The butterfly is a nice touch. St. Francis of Assisi must not have been available!

One Ticked Chick said...

When you say you're going to "redistribute the wealth, everyone expects a handout, even the Indonesians.