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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:13 PM
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Man leaves suicide note to candidate Obama: "Obama, take care of my family"

OK, now this is just weird, and sad...

EL PASO -- A man who jumped 60 feet to his death from the Spaghetti Bowl on Thursday left a note with a message for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama.
Police confirmed that the man left behind a note that read, "Obama take care of my family."


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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:15 PM
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And what does that have to do with the picture?

Remember when Mark Chapman killed John Lennon because of Chapman's obsession with Jodie Foster? Did we attack and blame Jodie Foster for that?
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:29 PM
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Did craab attack and blame anyone? No.

The photo is an obvious reference to the prattering on about Obama as "the ONE," and the change-monger who will SAVE everyone. Savior.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:31 PM
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Unfortunately, he's busy talking care of his Aunt that lives in poverty housing in Boston, but he'll give the widow a tax break!
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:32 PM
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...And his half-brother living in a shanty-town in Kenya.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:34 PM
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And his uncle just got evicted from his home.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:37 PM
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And his uncle just got evicted from his home.
Obama evicted his own uncle!
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Did craab attack and blame anyone? No.

The photo is an obvious reference to the prattering on about Obama as "the ONE," and the change-monger who will SAVE everyone. Savior.
How was St Francis of Assisi "the ONE"?
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:53 PM
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How was St Francis of Assisi "the ONE"?
He wasn't - I'm not the one making Obama votives and selling them in California!
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 07:01 PM
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According to Wikipedia, he's known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy.

As to what sort of derogatory point that news article and included image were meant to make about Barack Obama, that's anybody's guess, but I guarantee it doesn't make any sense.


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Old Oct 31, 2008, 07:15 PM
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According to Wikipedia, he's known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy.

As to what sort of derogatory point that news article and included image were meant to make about Barack Obama, that's anybody's guess, but I guarantee it doesn't make any sense.
Are you stating that you haven't heard or read of Obama referenced to as "the one," or "savior?" How about where he is willing to provide for those who are unwilling or unable to provide for themselves? Either way, it fits.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 07:18 PM
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Are you stating that you haven't heard or read of Obama referenced to as "the one," or "savior?" How about where he is willing to provide for those who are unwilling or unable to provide for themselves? Either way, it fits.
..but what does any of that have to do with St Francis of Assisi?
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 07:18 PM
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Apparently the idea is that any Jesus-like image represents Jesus. I won't quibble with that, but I'd like to know who feels it was appropriate to connect that picture with the suicide story in the first post.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 07:20 PM
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Thanks for clarifying that, at least insomuch as it represents your own viewpoint.

Do you then feel it was appropriate to connect that picture with the suicide story in the first post?
Don't be intentionally obtuse.
It was an attempt at humor.
That you don't see the humor does not preclude others from seeing it.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 07:21 PM
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..but what does any of that have to do with St Francis of Assisi?
Probably nothing more than an image file that the photo-shopper found that looked saintly for the effect.

Or because Assisi is the patron saint of animals, implying that some folks need a patron saint to care for them like animals so they do not have to care for themselves.

Why are you confused about it?
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