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    Default Citing Racism, Walgreens Pulls 'Chia Obama'

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    Walgreens is ordering the removal of the "Chia Obama" from its stores in Tampa and Chicago, saying the ceramic-plant figure of the chief executive is inappropriate for sale.

    Spokesman Robert Elfinger said store managers have the ability to market products of their choice. But the top brass of the Deerfield, Illinois-based drug chain was not amused by some of its Tampa and Chicago managers' choices to market the President Obama likeness.

    "We got some complaints from people that they thought it was racist," Elfinger said in a telephone interview.

    We can't wait to see the chain's Halloween mask lineup.

    The "Chia Obama" can be found at chiaobama.com.



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    Stay out of it, dude.


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    I saw this yesterday on the news, BFD. They threw up a picture of Billy Crystal too, right next to the Chia and it looked like him too. It could look like several different celebs, so what? They are making WAY too much of a big deal aboot nuthin'! It's just a case of more politically correct weirdos stirring the pot again. Whoop de doo.

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    Really. Sure it's dumb, yet no stupider than the Homer Simpson model or this one...and yes, it was real. It was brought out for a limited edition to tie into a TV Land promotion in 2000.

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    Racism, what is that? Does it really exist? I don't think so. Thats what happens when the card is played out.

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    That's considered racist by some??

    Is his hair NOT curly??
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    It's racist against the green haired peoples of that great land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    I HAVE to agree!

    Looks kind of like Dennis Rodman.
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    I guess all the porn stars from the 70's, 80's and early 90's are racists too since they are sporting short and curly hair.

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    Every male porn star I've ever seen, regardless of era, has "short & curlies" .
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    So dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvH_316_5150 View Post
    Looks kind of like Dennis Rodman.

    I was thinking more like a young 'Famous Amos', but Rodman works as well.
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    I saw one of these the other day at work and just about fell over from laughing so hard. I said, "Where's the outrage! Where are Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton!"

    A friend of mine walked over to me and said, "Brother, I'll tell you why Jessie and Al haven't complained about this: Probably because they think it's funny too!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    I saw one of these the other day at work and just about fell over from laughing so hard. I said, "Where's the outrage! Where are Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton!"

    A friend of mine walked over to me and said, "Brother, I'll tell you why Jessie and Al haven't complained about this: Probably because they think it's funny too!"
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    I didn't see the bald guys complaining when they had the Homer Simpson version.

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