1. RavenMaverick's Avatar
    Removing Chia Obama over reacting or not? What do you think?
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    I wouldn't have minded having one of these of Bush's head a time or two myself.
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    Hairy uproar over drugstore Obama
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    BY DAVID SALTONSTALL DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 10:22 PM
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    Banished from two cities, Chia Obamas are headed here. Related NewsARTICLES Analysis: Obama's world goodwill tour a hit Obama makes unannounced visit to Iraq Kal Penn: From 'House' to White House New Yorkers may soon get a chance to say hail to the Ch-Ch-Chia Obama at local drugstores. The grassy-headed figurine of President Obama was pulled from Walgreens shelves in Chicago and Tampa after some people called it racist and company brass decided the new collectible was wrong for their image.
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    But Chia Obama's maker says he won't cut and run, and he is in negotiations with drugstore chains in the New York market to bring Chia Obama here in the coming weeks. "As quickly as they can take them, we will send them," said Joseph Pedott, 76, founder of the as-seen-on-TV Chia Pets empire. In the meantime, Pedott added, Chia Obama is for sale online - in "Happy" or "Determined" poses - for the amazingly low price of just $19.99 (three seed packs included!).
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    It's already a top seller and "could be the biggest I have ever had," Pedott said. Pedott said he was stung by suggestions that there was something racist about Chia Obama, which, if left untrimmed, appears to give the 44th President a healthy, if very green, Afro. "Since when is an Afro racist?" asked Pedott, a Republican who voted for Obama. Owners can trim Chia Obama's "hair" to any length they want, he added.
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    The presidential bust is also emblazoned "Yes We Can," Obama's campaign slogan, as well as with the words "liberty," "opportunity," "prosperity" and "hope." "We all need hope," said Pedott.

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    Last edited by Kangaruex; 04-08-09 at 11:57 PM.
    04-08-09 11:01 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Aint gonna touch this with my neighbor's 10 foot pole.

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    04-08-09 11:51 PM
  3. RavenMaverick's Avatar
    Aint gonna touch this with my neighbor's 10 foot pole.

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    Edited to add - OK! I rephrased it. Now maybe we can all discuss it like adults.

    I was hoping some people could act like grown ups, but you are probably right.

    I am not trying to start a flame war. Just a discussion about whether people over react or not.

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    Last edited by Kangaruex; 04-08-09 at 11:59 PM.
    04-08-09 11:55 PM
  4. roeod4's Avatar
    Aint gonna touch this with my neighbor's 10 foot pole.

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    Wow! Your neighbors wife is either very happy or very frightened.
    04-08-09 11:58 PM
  5. RavenMaverick's Avatar
    Wow! Your neighbors wife is either very happy or very frightened.
    LMAO! Well, we know it's not me!

    Did I just say that out loud?

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    04-09-09 12:00 AM
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