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Obama Fried Chicken

The lamestream media told you:

Back in April, the NY Daily News (and many others) reported on a controversy that erupted when several NY city restaurants renamed themselves "Obama Fried Chicken." Mayor Bloomberg said they should find a more appropriate name. Others joined in denouncing the name, calling it racist and perpetuating a stereotype.

"Why name it that? Just because Obama is black, they're going to put his name on a fried chicken place in a black neighborhood?" said one upset neighbor. "Some critics found it distasteful that a business would try to make a profit from a historic election," according to the paper.

The staff and owners say it pays homage: "Basically, the owner loves Obama," said Mohammad Jabbar, 33, manager of the Brownsville store. "He loves him seriously. He supports him." The Harlem location reported brisk business, with one patron saying the name would be better, "If it was a fancy restaurant."

The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:

First, it is deplorable how so many Americans think it's their business to decide what you can say or name your property.

Second, the Democrats local celebration of Obama's 100th day in office, which I attended, featured several local politicians, attracted about 40 people, and served fried chicken wings and watermelon. I am not making this up. Biggest frickin chicken wings I have ever seen, like chickens from the lost lagoon, I could barely fit two on my plate.

Finally, the 100-day review sponsored by the Republicans, which I also attended, featured Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher, and attracted 1,500 people. No food was served.

Years back I started writing a book called "Stereotypes Are Real," but so many people gave me a hard time and mean looks when I described their stereotypes that I abandoned the project.

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I haven't heard a single word about Bush's baked beans.

They're quite good.

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