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Obama Effigy Burned by Right-Wing Students in UK
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Obama effigy burned by right-wing students in UK
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'Burning an effigy of anyone is offensive, let alone the first black President of the United States. The overtones are deeply unpleasant,' lawmaker says

An effigy of Barack Obama was burned by members of a Conservative party college student association in Scotland, after its committee chose the U.S. president over the late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, a student official told

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A source told that a number of the committee members were Americans who support the Republican party.

St. Andrews University, which was founded in 1413 and was attended by third-in-line to the throne Prince William, said it planned to speak to the Conservative group about the "very understandable concerns" over the incident.

In a telephone interview, Patrick O'Hare, a student official, said the Students' Representative Council had voted by 13 to 2 Tuesday night in favor of a motion that burning effigies of public figures was not constructive.

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  -Obama Effigy Burned by Right-Wing Students in UK Hissyspit  Nov-23-11 08:31 AM   #0 
  - "Parliament shall make no law...."  mahatmakanejeeves   Nov-23-11 08:52 AM   #1 
  - "The last thing a truly modern party should be doing..."  GoCubsGo   Nov-23-11 09:12 AM   #2 
  - Foreign American Republican students burn effigy.  Historic NY   Nov-23-11 09:14 AM   #3 
  - Scotland gave us the KKK lest we forget  wial   Nov-23-11 09:28 AM   #4 
  - the KKK was created in Tennessee, not Scotland.  provis99   Nov-24-11 12:09 AM   #18 
  - I can explain this one.  boppers   Nov-24-11 12:58 AM   #21 
     - Birth of a Nation was done by D.W. Griffith, not the KKK.  provis99   Nov-24-11 05:55 AM   #23 
        - The invented cultural back-story came from there,  boppers   Nov-25-11 08:38 PM   #26 
        - The cracker aristocracy used Scott's turgid romances as justification  Tom Ripley   Nov-25-11 11:24 PM   #30 
        - Griffith was a klan supporter - he was also from the Tenn/KY area  RainDog   Nov-25-11 11:31 PM   #31 
  - Only 30% of St. Andrews students are from Scotland  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-24-11 12:30 PM   #25 
  - Sigh  PatSeg   Nov-23-11 09:51 AM   #5 
  - Article says ''... number of the committee members were Americans who support the Republican party"  Tx4obama   Nov-24-11 01:25 AM   #22 
  - They're conservatives...  jmowreader   Nov-25-11 10:09 PM   #28 
  - Things to that effect are posted at DU often.  No Elephants   Nov-27-11 06:06 AM   #34 
  - Who Cares? They don't vote here and...  dballance   Nov-23-11 09:54 AM   #6 
  - It matters because the GOP moaned about Bush being burned in effigy.  apnu   Nov-23-11 09:59 AM   #7 
  - I could be wrong, but I don't remember many here complaining about the Bush effigies being burned.  razorman   Nov-23-11 10:07 AM   #8 
  - yeah, you are right. Every side has assholes.  apnu   Nov-23-11 01:22 PM   #14 
  - This is why I can't get worked up about this.  T_i_B   Nov-26-11 10:57 AM   #32 
  - .I feel no compulsion to be sorry about Bush getting insulted. I don't  No Elephants   Nov-27-11 06:09 AM   #35 
  - Hypocrisy exists on all sides  hugo_from_TN   Nov-23-11 10:30 AM   #10 
     - I complained. I was disappointed that they burned the "effigy".  russspeakeasy   Nov-23-11 10:44 AM   #11 
     - Bush was an evil man; Obama is not.  provis99   Nov-24-11 12:11 AM   #19 
     - No it's not  Ter   Nov-24-11 12:33 AM   #20 
        - Provis did not say Bush was Hitler. S/he gave an example. that's all.  No Elephants   Nov-27-11 06:14 AM   #37 
     - Provis is correct. False equivalency. Please see also Reply 35.  No Elephants   Nov-27-11 06:13 AM   #36 
  - Apparently you didn't bother to read the excerpt posted here  Tempest   Nov-23-11 12:29 PM   #13 
  - Message to students in Scotland burning an Obama effigy  CountAllVotes   Nov-23-11 10:08 AM   #9 
  - Time to bomb and invade the UK?  onehandle   Nov-23-11 10:51 AM   #12 
  - Just continuing their meme, been posting pictures of lynching Obama since 2009.  freshwest   Nov-23-11 01:44 PM   #15 
  - And they hanged Nelson Mandela's effigy, too?  mainer   Nov-23-11 01:44 PM   #16 
  - The article also says:  IcyPeas   Nov-23-11 02:36 PM   #17 
  - I couldn't find any other source for that.  toddwv   Nov-24-11 08:24 AM   #24 
  - Race shouldn't be a factor here at all. The bigger insult would be  24601   Nov-25-11 09:45 PM   #27 
  - Meanwhile our own reich wing-nuts are unhappy they didn't think of it first  entanglement   Nov-25-11 10:25 PM   #29 
  - These seem to be our own reich wingnuts, having "fun" abroad.  No Elephants   Nov-27-11 06:29 AM   #38 
  - Who cares what these UK scumbags think about anything?  dogfacedboy   Nov-27-11 02:35 AM   #33 

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