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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 04:09 AM
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Antigua to rename its tallest peak Mount Obama (on POTUS' birthday)
Source: AP

ST JOHN'S, Antigua — Antigua plans to give the new U.S. president its "top" honor on his birthday: Renaming its tallest peak Mount Obama.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer says the Caribbean nation will rename Boggy Peak, as it is currently known, on Aug. 4 to mark President Barack Obama's 48th birthday.

He first announced the plan in November in a congratulatory letter to Obama but didn't say when it would happen. He revealed the date on Tuesday.

Spencer said he joined "people of color all over the world, and indeed all people" in celebrating Obama's inauguration ...

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-01-20-antigua-m...
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 06:49 AM
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1. I have family that lives
on Antigua. That is very cool!
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Marrah_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 07:01 AM
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2. Wow- I hope this is just a start towards turning around the worlds view of us.
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snappyturtle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 08:53 AM
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3. K&R Cool! nt
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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:14 AM
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4. K & R
:thumbsup:
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arcos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 09:32 AM
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5. That is pretty creepy...
Obama is not from Antigua.

I would be pretty pissed off if a politician here decided to name a peak as a foreign leader, no matter how much respect and admiration I have towards him or her, as is the case with Obama.
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:52 AM
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8. Says the guy from San Jose.
I'm pretty sure that Saint Joseph wasn't from Costa Rica.
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arcos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:16 PM
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10. LOL, certainly...
But he had been dead for hundreds of years, he wasn't the newly elected leader of anywhere. ;)
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:55 AM
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9. I wouldn't mind
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 10:10 AM
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6. Ain't no mountain high enough
ain't no mountain high enough,
ain't no valley low enough,
ain't no river wide enough,
to keep me from getting to you


Actually I think it's an honor anywhere in the world. People all over the world are feeling inspired. And as our President said yesterday "we are ready to lead once more."

:applause:


Sonia
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 11:47 AM
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7. 'Boggy Peak' ain't a great name
I'm not surprised they've taken an opportunity to rename it. Hell, it's just a bit of tourism PR.
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