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Is it a good idea to tempt him by putting him so close to those cigarettes?

Given the price of gas it’s hard to tell until you hear from the owner if this is supposed to be a compliment or an insult:

A gas station on Columbia’s North Main Street has been renamed and redecorated after President Obama.

Two gas stations sit at the corner of Columbia’s North Main Street and Prescott Road, the El Cheapo and another station with a new name — Obama.

“I see more people come in excited with the name,” said owner Sam Alhanik, who got the idea from a friend who created an Obama Gas Station in Michigan.

Alhanik has only owned this station for two months. Although born in Yemen, he says he supports America’s president. “It’s the first president of black people,” he said. “It’s our president. We like him.”

With Obama’s drilling moratoriums and his EPA preventing blocking so much domestic oil production, putting the Hope & Change logo on a gas station should do as much for business as putting Arnold Schwarzenegger’s picture on condom packages

Comments

6 Responses to “Fill ‘er Up With Hope & Change”

  1. Clu Seatoe on May 19th, 2011 1:09 pm

    The first comment that popped into my head was going to be a response to your question: “… if this is supposed to be a compliment or an insult…”
    with the response of: that depends on if the owner is black or not, but the answer to that querry was borne out in the reading.

    Of course coming from Yemen, this guy could have been happy in Venezuela so one has to consider the source and his societal back story.

    Now comes the need to follow his money and keep an eye on his accounts.

  2. sizemorew on May 19th, 2011 1:11 pm

    Considering Obama's anti-drilling policies and insistence that everyone needs to own electric cars, renaming a gas station after him is definitely facepalm-worthy. "I support the guy who wants to run me out of business!"

  3. Joe Redfield on May 19th, 2011 1:26 pm

    The GOP should nominate El Cheapo.

  4. SignPainterGuy on May 19th, 2011 7:12 pm

    Curious, notice the American flag on the canopy fascia ? Is the covering being peeled away to show it`s still an American biz, or are we getting "one last look" before it`s covered up ? Hmmm !

  5. BarryO on May 19th, 2011 9:57 pm

    Heads up on those incoming Molotov cocktails…

  6. Moonlight Swim-19 May 11 | adeliemanchot on May 19th, 2011 11:27 pm

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