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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 06:57 PM

Restaurateur: Obama mural is here to stay

Marcus Davis is resolute. As many times as vandals paint over a mural of President Barack Obama, he will repair the damage over and over again.

"There is an endless supply of paint," said Davis, 41, who opened The Breakfast Klub in 2001. "This mural is symbolic of the presidency of Barack Obama. He wakes up every day to obstacles and challenges far greater than a doggone mural being defaced. If he has the level of courage and type of character that causes him to continue to go on, I'll be damned if I stop."

Just days after Davis stopped a possible vandal from defacing a mural of President Obama, the restaurateur said he's not about to let his guard down.

After all, the popular mural across the street from The Breakfast Klub at 3711 Travis has been defaced at least three times by vandals since last October, most recently in late January when someone splashed black and red paint across the 10-foot image of Obama. Artists redesigned and repainted the mural in late January, adding the image of a young, blue-eyed white girl next to the nation's first black president.

More at http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Restaurateur-Obama-mural-is-here-to-stay-4291368.php .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:04 PM

1. They should invest in a subtly placed video surveillance system.

And place a few dummy cameras (for the vandals to deface) closer in. A lighting system that springs to life in a Stalag-17-like glare if anyone gets too close to the wall, too!

Then bring them to court, and shame them. Make them pay, sully their reputations, and require they do community service as well.

What jerks!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:06 PM

2. Damn straight, Marcus is serious and more power to him!

Fucking haters. I call hate crime.

"The first time it happened, I was very disturbed," he said. "What went on through my mind was this is the world in which I have to raise my seven-year-old son, an African-American male. Nothing will fix this problem outside of us deliberately changing how we think, how we act and how we interact with one another as brothers and sisters of one blood, as one nation."








Go Marcus!!!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:10 PM

3. I love this man, and in TX no less!

I lived in Houston for a lot of years; glad to see him stepping up for our President!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:46 PM

4. Here's a link to him telling when he caught the latest vandal, but I can't see it.

Breakfast Klub owner stops latest vandal attempt

Twice since October, a mural of President Obama has been defaced outside Houston's The Breakfast Klub.

But Sunday evening, the latest attempt was stopped before it even started by the owner of the business Marcus Davis.

Click on the video above to hear Marcus Davis first hand account to FOX 26's Andrea Watkins.

Read more: http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/21233045/texas-warrant-round-up-begins-march-2#ixzz2LOaedco4


http://www.myfoxhouston.com/story/21233045/texas-warrant-round-up-begins-march-2

Maybe someone else can see it. I haven't been to that area for many years, but may make a point of visiting his restaurant when I fly down there.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:49 PM

5. I have seen this mural a couple of times

I really need to stop and eat at this restaurant

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:09 PM

6. So he's pro-Obama rocking an assault rifle at the sametime? Only in TX.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 08:17 PM

8. Was Marcus Davis a speaker at one of the breakout groups in Houston

at the Texas Democratic State Convention last summer? If so, he was inspiring.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:32 PM

9. I thought right-wingers were big on property rights?

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:41 PM

11. They are, it's their right....

to take your property.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:37 PM

10. Thanks TexasTowelie.. Full size pic of the Mural..

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:11 PM

12. You are welcome and thank you for the photo.

It is very inspiring.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 10:33 PM

13. It's so indicative of Pres Obama and how he

relates to kids of all ages. Verified by the hundereds or maybe thousands of pics we've seen of him and the small ones in the White House and on the Campaign Trail.



They make me smile

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 05:39 PM

14. K & R

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