OBAMA – Idolized, Immortalized, and Worshiped as a Savior

REFRESHED 10/24/2020; RESTORED 10/15/22

I get that no matter what kind of person Obama is, just the fact that he is the first Non-white in the White House is enough for Non-Whites across the globe to rally behind him.  But, seriously, this is a world obsessed with this being.  So much so, that they are blind to ALL of his actions and deaf to the things that come out of his mouth.  

This ought to be enough to give anyone who is still capable of critical thinking, pause.  One must realize that this is all quite unnatural.  There is something spiritual going on.  BEWARE!

Barack Obama: “The Messiah is absolutely speaking”

Jamie Foxx Calls Barack Obama “Our Lord and Savior

Jamie Foxx called Barack Obama “our lord and savior” during the Soul Train Awards. Just another example of how anti christian this country has become and more proof that we really are in the end times.

Oh, Jamie FoxxThe comedian caused quite a stir at the 2012 Soul Train Awards, which was televised last night but taped in Las Vegas a few days after the 2012 election, when he made an out-of-this-world comparison regarding the president.“It’s like church over here. It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama. Barack Obama,” Foxx said to the audience.

Jamie Foxx takes heat for calling Obama “our Lord and savior”

Jamie Foxx is drawing criticism for calling President Barack Obama “our Lord and savior” at the recent Soul Train Music Awards in Las Vegas.In the pre-recorded program that was broadcast Sunday night on BET, Foxx urges the audience to “first of all, give an honor to God — and our Lord and savior, Barack Obama!”  (So, they had opportunity to remove that inflammatory remark and chose to keep it in the program.  It was pre-recorded not live.)

The audience responds with cheers as Foxx shouts the president’s name again and urges them to “stand up.”

On the Human Events blog, John Hayward writes, “Practicing Christians are not amused by the portrayal of modern secular politicians as replacements for Jesus. But presumably their feelings don’t count, because they won’t burn anything down in outrage.”

Catholic League President Bill Donohue notes that last December, Foxx said he didn’t know what God meant to him. On the League’s website, Donohue says Mr. Obama has apparently convinced “Jamie Foxx, and no doubt legions of others, that God exists.”


Oprah Calls Obama “The One”

AliciaKeys – Obama’s OnFire (Live)  (click the link to watch the video)

On 21 January, Alicia Keys sang the song “Girl On FIre” with the words “Obama” replaced “this girl”

Jan 22, 2013
Alicia Keys changes the words to her hit song Girl On Fire to ‘Obama on fire’ at the inauguration ball for the President. Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson also performed. . Report by Sophie Foster. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn . Subscribe to ITN News! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c…


SchoolChildrenTaughttoPraise Obama

This was filmed around June 19, 2009 at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ. Time to Home-school. http://DomainSolutions.ws

Sept 26, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
When Barack Obama swept to power in January, many people were singing his praises. But it’s the fact that in schools, where children are doing it quite literally, that’s fallen out of tune with parents. Parents in Howard County, Maryland are upset that their children have been taught a song that they say glorifies President Obama. A few months ago parents in New Jersey were also outraged that their children were taught a song that talked about President Obama leading the country. They say it’s something they wouldn’t expect in the United States and they want politics out of the classroom.

13 years ago

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Obama praise songs: American school kids ‘indoctrinated’?


When Barack Obama swept to power in January, many people were singing his praises. But it’s the fact that in schools, where children are doing it quite literally, …
 Obama Kids: Sing for Change (Pyongyang Remix
Sing for change! Sing for leaders both Dear and Great!

The commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Education ordered a review on Friday following the posting of a YouTube video depicting school children singing the praises of President Obama.

Video of the students at the Burlington, N.J., school shows them singing songs seemingly overflowing with campaign slogans and praise for “Barack Hussein Obama,” repeatedly chanting the president’s name and celebrating his accomplishments, including his “great plans” to “make this country’s economy No. 1 again.”

One song that the children were taught quotes directly from the spiritual “Jesus Loves the Little Children,” though Jesus’ name is replaced with Obama’s: “He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight.Barack Hussein Obama.”

There were apparently death threats sent to the principal; of course, such threats are crimes, and should be punished. But I would hope that those responsible for the school project are properly disciplined as well; public school classrooms shouldn’t be used to sing the praises of any sitting (or recent) political figure,whether Bush or Obama or anyone else.

That’s not a constitutional matter — there’s no Establishment Clause for political speech, and of course schools do routinely glorify past political figures, whether Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, or what have you. They also rightly express a calm respect for current elected officials; when an official comes to visit, for instance, it’s proper for teachers to give the normal praise offered such visitors, and for students to join in.


But that some degree of ideological indoctrination and glorification is inevitable in government-run schools, and is in fact one of the purposes of such schools (which have long been justified as means of assimilating children into American democratic culture),doesn’t mean that it’s proper to lead children in songs praising the current President or particular aspects of his political agenda (“Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans / To make this country’s economy number one again!”). I would have thought that this was pretty clear, and it probably is to most teachers in most schools — but not, unfortunately, in this instance.  (There you have it folks, public schools funded with government money are free to indoctrinate your children any way they please.  GET YOUR KIDS OUT OF GOVERMENT FUNDED SCHOOLS!! ) 

Incidentally, the 2006 Congress, Bush and FEMA / People across our land / Together have come to rebuild us and we join them hand-in-hand!” schoolchildren’s song to First Lady Laura Bush is pretty bad, too — not quite the same, even if it was organized as a public school activity (which I suspect would indeed be so), since it didn’t involve such extensive praise of a particular current political figure, but also not the sort of thing that schools should be doing.


Kid video redux: Conservatives freak out over another video of kids “praising” Obama

Just days after claiming that a video showing elementary school kids in New Jersey singing a song about President Obama was evidence of “indoctrination,” the conservative media are at it again — this time flogging another video of kids performing at a PTA meeting in North Carolina. Hotair.com posted the video with the caption “liberal indoctrination camp,” while Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy compared it to a Barack Obama “campaign commercial.”

Published on Oct 6, 2008
Obama Youth Brigade March in Formation

People need to learn to read the signs.  The elite speak only lies to the general public.  They know how to play your emotions.  Politicians NEVER keep their promises, you should know that by now.  The WORLD is RUN BY THE ELITE.  They speak in Signs and Symbols!  Believe me, NO ONE gets into any position of authority unless the ELITE selects them.  Obama is no exception, he was groomed for this from birth.  The same is true of Donald Trump. If you think they really care about you, think again.  It is all a game to them, and they make the rules.  READ THE SIGNS and SYMBOLS!


OBAMA still organizing the youth under his Campaign BANNER in 2019

Jul 17, 2019
President Obama Surprises Students in Chicago President Obama surprised a group of 13 recent high school graduates participating in the Obama Youth Jobs Corps (OYJC), a workforce readiness partnership between the Obama Foundation and Urban Alliance, a national youth development organization. He spoke about his own experiences growing up and gave them some helpful advice for the future. Learn more about the Obama Youth Jobs Corps at: https://www.obama.org/updates/oyjc-la…


Obama Climbs Mount Hubris – Renaming Mount McKinley is a job for “the great one.”

Barack Obama burned thousands of gallons of jet fuel on Air Force One as he traveled to Alaska to lecture the nation once again about climate change. Just before he left, and just for good measure, he renamed America’s tallest mountain. First, some history: In 1896, William Dickey, a New Hampshire gold prospector in Alaska, named the peak for William McKinley, who supported the gold standard and had just won the Republican nomination for president. Never mind that the Athabascan people called the mountain Denali for thousands of years prior. The name change wasn’t official, however, until 1917, when Congress designated the surrounding area as a national park. And McKinley’s Ohio roots meant he had an important delegation in Washington telling Alaskans what to call their mountain. The Alaskan delegation to Congress introduced legislation in February to change the name to Denali, but it was doubtful to overcome the opposition of Ohioans. (Ain’t our republic grand?) In 1980, the surrounding national park was renamed Denali, but the mountain kept its name — until Obama said otherwise. In announcing the change, the Obama Interior Department said, “In changing the name from Mount McKinley to Denali, we intend no disrespect to the legacy of President McKinley. We are simply reflecting the desire of most Alaskans to have an authentically Alaskan name for this iconic Alaskan feature.” If only the Obama administration showed such deference to states in more important matters. Perhaps he only wanted to tweak John Boehner one more time. Or perhaps he thought it was his destiny to rename the mountain because Denali is an Athabascan word meaning “the great one.” What’s Athabascan for “narcissism”?


Published on Nov 9, 2008

American newspapers proclaim Obamas victory in a Newseum display of page one news and banner headlines following the historic election. The Newseum is located on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington between the White House and the Capitol. Conversations captured on video express hope and gratitude. Banner headlines on display are from coast-to-coast including Houston, Boston, Seattle, Arkansas, Oregon, Oklahoma, South Carolina, New Hampshire and more. A sample of banner headlines includes: “Obama Triumphs, One Nation, Historic Win, History, A New Hope, A New Dawn, President Obama, Face of Change, Change is Coming to America, Change has Come to America, Obamas Time, and President Obama Reached the Mountaintop.” NEW VIDEO: President Obama wall at the Lincoln Memorial (search for redarrowguy or subscribe).

Barack Obama, Immortalized in Plastic?


Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama Action Figure. 6″
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New-Jailbreak Toys Barack Obama Action Figure. 6The Obama Action Figure is 6″ tall He has eight points of articulation Packaged in a window box with original Obama-inspired art Made from phthalate-free PVC. This product is not formally endorsed by or affiliated with Barack Obama (But we really hope he likes it)

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  • The Obama Action Figure is 6″ tall
  • He has eight points of articulation
  • Packaged in a window box with original Obama-inspired art
  • Made from phthalate-free PVC.
  • This product is not formally endorsed by or affiliated with Barack Obama (But we really hope he likes it)
What’s six inches tall, made of phthalate-free PVC plastic, and said to be powerful enough to transform a nation? It’s the Barack Obama action figure created and manufactured by Brooklyn-based Jailbreak Toys. “I decided that whatever I put out, it has to be more than just a product for product’s sake,” says Jason Feinberg, 31, who launched the company three years ago after spending a number of years working various odd jobs.

From the start, Feinberg made action figures favoring historical icons who have contributed positive changes to our world, such as “The Oddfellows” line, which includes Malcolm X, Mahatma Gandhi and Che Guevara. In January of this year, he decided to add an Obama figure, with movable arms and extended index figure, in true Obama leadership form.

“I was looking at what was going on with his campaign,” says Feinberg. “I was like, ‘Wow, this guy is for real.’ He could be the first president who is a part of the post-Vietnam generation. After the last eight years, I wasn’t expecting to have a candidate who thinks like us, talks like us and cares about all the things that my generation cares about. He’s become a symbol of our time.”

Orders have been coming in from all over the country. This month alone, Jailbreak Toys took in 20,000 requests for the Obama action figure. Wholesalers like Urban Outfitters have partnered with Feinberg to distribute the novelties, but many of the individual sales are coming from campaign field organizers who use the figure as a motivational tool to remind people of his message. To support the cause, Jailbreak Toys donates one dollar to the Obama campaign for every figure sold on the company’s Web site. (You can get your own presidential hopeful for $12.99, plus shipping charges, at Jailbreaktoys.com.)

“Those of us from Generation X remember all of our fictional heroes like Batman and Superman,” says Feinberg. “It’s so fulfilling having a hero based on a real man with real accomplishments.”

Credit: Courtesy of Jailbreaktoys.com


Yes We Can – When reversed becomes – THANK YOU SATAN

by Matthew Vadum  – NOVEMBER 13, 2008
There’s already an online video game about President-elect Barack Obama.

It’s called Super Obama World.

Jack Tapper of ABC News reports:

A three-person software company in Madison, Wis., called ZenSoft, has created an on-line video game that pays tribute to President-elect Obama by putting him in “Super Obama World,” which bears more than a passing resemblance to the 1990s game Super Mario World.

And again it’s up to Obama to defeat evil puppet pigsaw and stop his wicked games. In Obama Saw Game 2 you must control the U.S. president through the dreadful catacombes of the popular slayer. Find objects and hints to solve all puzzles and make your way out. Much fun!

In the first installment, Obama is in Alaska, where he scores points by collecting American flag lapel pins, and battling hockey moms, Russian soldiers, Gov. Sarah Palin, oil company executives, and pigs and pitbulls wearing lipstick.

Stores where Palin’s pricey wardrobe originated — Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus — are in the background.

And yes, there’s a Bridge to Nowhere. […]

Obama in the Dark 3 (Inkagames) – Walkthrough – YouTube

Here’s the walkthrough of a new gameObama in the Dark 3! Hope you like it. BTW, the fourth part will be released on October 31 as the Halloween Special! Description: Obama goes on an adventure

Obama Alien Defense – A free Shoot ‘Em Up Game


Obama Alien Defense: Gameplay; President Obama stars in this exciting game in which he defends against a huge alien invasion. Help the President battle the space aliens to save the world. Use the arrow keys to move and the Z button to shoot. By clicking “Add Obama Alien Defense to Your Website”, you agree to the Webmaster Terms and Conditions.
Screenkids.tv interviews Jason Feinberg, creator of the Obama Action Figure www.screenkids.tvyoutube.com10 years ago
This video was censored but I found a new copy…
Jan 14, 2009
Screenkids.tv interviews Jason Feinberg, creator of the Obama Action Figure


Talking BarackObamaActionFigure
Push the button, his mouth moves and he speaks! The talking Barack Obama action figure! Hear his words! Feel the change, the hope. Yes, we can! by Gemmy Industries Corp, Coppell, TX  youtube.com5 years ago

Sep 29, 2012

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Shopping for Barack Obama Action Figures?

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Commemorate the tenure of America’s first President of African American descent! Hailed as a bringer of hope and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, this President Barack Obama 8-Inch Talking Action Figure features the Democrat wearing a gray suit with pink tie, a cheerful smile on his face, and even recites 3 actual quotes from President Barack Obama himself! Measuring 8-inches tall with multiple points of articulation, the Talking President Barack Obama Action Figure is a must-have for fans of this iconic American President.

Talking President Barack Obama states the following 3 phrases (subject to change):

“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal with certain unalienable rights, and among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
“My fellow Americans we are made for this moment and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together.”



Our therapist has told us we’re supposed to move on but we’re just not there yet. That’s why we’ve re-introduced an all-new “post-presidency” Obama featuring a  new sculpture by Mike Leavitt. And a some white hair. Because, well, 2008 is a long time ago now 😭

Here is what you can expect:

  • Six inches tall. The Post-Presidency Obama Figure is a perfect size for all uses; whether you want to keep Obama on your desk for all to see or bring him out on adventures!
  • Picture perfect. You are going to want to shoot pictures of him so we designed the Post-Presidency Obama Figure with that in mind. He has a picture perfect expression, stands on any flat surface, and can be posed for any occasion.
  • Open the box! No need to worry about whether or not to open the packaging. We’ve designed it to insure that you can easily take the figure in and out of the display box without ruining its mint condition.

So many more Obama figures available on Amazon


Thanks, Station Obama: Scientists immortalize the former president in a way never seen before

This article originally appeared on Climate Central.

Barack Obama officially left office on Friday, but scientists will be saying, “Thanks, Obama” for years to come. Or more specifically, “Thanks, Station Obama.”

Eight years ago on Jan. 20, scientists named a climate monitoring location in a desolate bay off the Antarctic Peninsula after the 44th president to mark his inauguration. They took the step as a way to honor a president they viewed as a someone who would bring scientific integrity back to the White House.

Now they’re returning to the site in the next few days as part of a five-week research cruise underway in the Southern Ocean and plan to make it an annual visit. The data they collect at Station Obama shows how climate change is altering one of the most fragile places on the planet from melting ice to massive ecosystem changes.

New statue of Barack Obama with Sasha unveiled in South Dakota
A life-size bronze statue of President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha was unveiled at the Elks Theater in Rapid City, S.D. (Adam Fondren/AP)
The love of Obama continues.

A new statue of former President Barack Obama alongside his youngest daughter Sasha was unveiled in South Dakota on July 15.

Located on the corner of Fourth and St. Joseph St., the sculpture is located in Rapid City and is part of the City of Presidents collection. It depicts the 44th president waving to the crowd and holding his daughter Sasha’s hand.

It’s the latest tribute for the POTUS who made history as the first African-American to be the leader of the free world.

Obama, who left his eight-year term in 2017, has been immortalized in an array of forms, from books and in film to collectible figurines and even fried chicken restaurants (in China).

In May, a 3.5 mile stretch of street in Los Angeles was renamed Obama Boulevard.

The new sculpture is the product of two years of work by sculptor James Van Nuys, who also created the figures of former presidents, Franklin Pierce, Andrew Johnson and Millard Fillmore.

According to CNN, members of a private group had planned to show only Obama standing and waving when they decided to brainstorm more ideas.

Feb 15, 2009

Barack Obama‘s wax replica took office in several European capitals this week.

In AmsterdamGeorge W. Bush was booted to the sidewalk with his baggage (where he remained for about 90 minutes) as a beaming Obama figure was put on display in the window of Madame Tussauds Wax Museum.

Standing in Berlin between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy at Madame Tussauds’ newest museum, the waxy President Obama was smiling broadly with his arms crossed across his chest.

In LondonObama was installed Thursday amid a mock-up of the White House Oval office.

Real Obama in D.C. (left) Wax Obama in London (right)Real Obama in D.C. (left) Wax Obama in London (right)

The first wax Obama was unveiled in February 2008 in Washington, D.C. More figures will be unveiled in New York and Las Vegas, while those in Hong Kong and Shanghai appeared on Obama’s actual Inauguration Day, January 20.

The figures are created using professional sculptors and more than 300 detailed measurements, at a cost of roughly $260,000 each.

Raw Video: Obama Gets the Oval Office in Wax

Shepard Fairey isn’t the only artist to make an icon of our 44th president. The folks at Chia, of 1980s mossy chachka eminence (ch-ch-ch-chia!), recently introduced the ultimate in Barack Obama memorabilia: the Limited Edition Chia Obama. Now we can have in our homes a clay figurehead of the commander-in-chief whose full fern-fro will grow in 1-2 weeks. And fortunately, we need not be limited to one presidential countenance; the keepsake comes in both “Happy Chia Obama” and “Determined Chia Obama” (pictured above). What better way to usher in ch-ch-ch-change?Obama.com



Published on Jul 25, 2019

Flesh-eating ‘Obama worm’ invading Europe through Spain, threatens local ecosystem A 7cm-long flatworm with hundreds of eyes along the length of its body has been accidentally imported from South America and is now threatening soil quality and local wildlife in Spain, with possibly more drastic consequences. The Obama flatworm (Obama nungara) has been spotted thriving in the rice paddies of the Parc Natural de L’Albufera in Valencia. Conservationist group SEO/Birdlife raised the alarm earlier this week. https://www.rt.com/news/464920-obama-… #FAAFO #1800GETTRIGGERED http://www.1800GetTriggered.com
Video: Flesh-eating worm from Argentina that ravages soil and devours native snails and earthworms has invaded Europe and now covers 75 per cent of mainland France

A flesh eating worm called Obama Nungara has invaded many European countries, notably France after being imported from its native South America.

Flesh-eating ‘Obama worm’ invading Europe through Spain, threatens local ecosystem

A 7cm-long flatworm with hundreds of eyes along the length of its body has been accidentally imported from South America and is now threatening soil quality and local wildlife in Spain, with possibly more drastic consequences.

The Obama flatworm (Obama nungara) has been spotted thriving in the rice paddies of the Parc Natural de L’Albufera in Valencia. Conservationist group SEO/Birdlife raised the alarm earlier this week.

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🆕🔝💪 Los voluntari@s de son la caña!!! No se les escapa ninguna especie exótica invasora 👽 que esté en la red @LIFEprogramme https://www.seo.org/2019/07/22/voluntarios-followers-detectan-una-nueva-especie-exotica-invasora-en-la-albufera/  Gracias por vuestro trabajo! 👏👏😍
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While this predatory species feasts on earthworms and land snails, it has no known natural predators itself, because it tastes so foul that birds refuse to eat it after one bite. Researchers believe it came to Spain in exotic pot plants imported from Brazil.

The parasite, which is named after the Brazilian Tupi words for leaf (oba) and animal (ma) rather than the former US president, threatens to decimate the native earthworm population and, in doing so, disrupt the health and fertility of local soil, which will spark a domino effect for the entire regional food chain.

In addition, the decreased soil stability would increase the risk of both flooding and landslides, as well as diminishing crop production. 

The Obama worm is one of at least six invasive species of Latin American origin that have been detected in Spain, while other European nations have experienced similar invasions in recent years.


Obama worm is destroying agricultural food production.

Many signs of the Lord’s return have been fulfilled since the Jewish people reclaimed Jerusalem in 1967, which I believe marked the beginning of the season of the Lord’s return. Jesus revealed the signs would include increased famines and pestilences, meaning pests, diseases and plagues. (Luke 21:11) Now, a new pest is threatening to destroy food supplies, specifically agricultural crops and wildlife, in Brazil and Spain, and it’s called the Obama worm.

This flesh eating flatworm grows to about 7 centimeters and has hundreds of eyes all over its’ body. (just like a fly…Beelzebub, Lord of the Flies)  Originally infesting rice paddies in Brazil, they called it a “leaf animal” which in their Tupi language is leaf (oba) and animal (ma), so it has become known as the Obama worm. These worms prey on earthworms and snails, which are considered essential for healthy soil because they aerate and fertilize it. Without them, soil becomes less able to absorb water, which hurts crop production and increases risks of flooding and landslides. Fewer earthworms and snails also means less food for birds. Unfortunately, birds won’t eat the Obama worms because the taste is so foul. From Brazil, the Obama worms crossed the Atlantic in the soil of imported exotic potted plants and have now been found in rice paddies in Valencia, Spain. They’re not only threatening agricultural production, but all kinds of gardens, parks and nurseries. (Sources: thelocal.es and rt.com)

In addition to fulfilling a sign of the times, the destructive nature of this worm has amazing similarities with the one who arises to rule the world before the Lord returns, the son of perdition, because he brings great destruction upon the whole world due to his extreme abominations against God. Like the foul taste of the Obama worm, the son of perdition will be a foul stench to God and all His righteous ones. Although the Obama worm was not named after Barack Obama, it seems appropriate because God has revealed to many people, including myself, he is the one who will fulfill many prophecies regarding the son of perdition. (Daniel 9:27, 11:39, Matthew 24:15, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, Revelation 8-18) For more details, see the testimonies posted in our antichrist category. Worms are also associated with hell, where the worms never die and the fire is never quenched, which is where the son of perdition will spend eternity. (Mark 9:43)



Unexpected things named after Barack Obama

  • 6 January 2017
President Barack Obama participates in a moment of silence during a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks at the Pentagon Memorial.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionA newly discovered flatworm is named for Mr Obama

As Barack Obama closes out his final days as US president, local governments are naming the usual libraries, motorways and schools in his honour.

The Barack Obama Presidential Center library is being erected in Chicago and students across the country are already enrolled in schools named after the nation’s first African-American president.

But as well as the ceremonial plaques, sculptures, and buildings there are a few other things bearing Mr Obama’s name that you may not have expected.

Parasite –

Baracktrema obamai (turtle blood fluke)

Baracktrema obamai is the second parasite whose moniker was inspired by Mr Obama.

The flatworm species, which has a long, thread-like body, infects Malaysian freshwater turtles and can be fatal.

A new species of blood fluke was found infecting the lungs of turtles in Malaysia. This parasitic flatworm has been dubbed Baracktrema obamai, in honor of the President of the United States (who is the fifth cousin twice removed of one of the discovering scientists).

Article Kate Baggaley

B. obamai is described in the August issue of the Journal of Parasitology as having a long, thread-like body. So far, it’s shown up in two freshwater turtles, the black marsh turtle (Siebenrockiella crassicollis) and southeast Asian box turtle (Cuora amboinensis).

The scientists found clusters of tens to hundreds of fluke eggs in the turtles’ lung alveoli, the tiny sacs where blood receives oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide. How these eggs get outside to hatch and infect new hosts isn’t clear, although making the turtles cough is probably involved.

Researchers have previously named a hairworm, the Paragordius obamai, found in Kenya, after Mr Obama. The worm was discovered near where Mr Obama’s father lived.


US President Barack Obama tours Midway Atoll in the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument in the Pacific Ocean.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionThe fish is found inside the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

As part of a tribute to Mr Obama’s marine conservation efforts in the Pacific, scientists named a maroon and gold fish found off Kure Atoll at the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument off Hawaii.

In 2012, researchers named a vibrant blue and orange freshwater darter, Etheostoma Obama, after Mr Obama. The fish is found in the Duck and Buffalo Rivers of the Tennessee River drainage.


The Obamadon, an extinct, foot-long lizard with straight teeth, was named for the president due to his smile.

U.S. News & World Report

Ancient Extinct Lizard Named After President Obama

Yale researcher says ‘The Obamadon’ was wiped out by the same asteroid that killed off dinosaurs.

By Jason Koebler, Contributor
Dec. 10, 2012, at 3:32 p.m.
Meet the Extinct Lizard Named After Obama
Lizard, at left (Carl Buell/Handout)

A modern-day iguana. The ancient Obamadon, which died out 65 million years ago, was about one foot long.(ISTOCK)


A NEWLY DISCOVERED lizard that went extinct during prehistoric times now shares a name with President Barack Obama.
new study by Yale researcher Nicholas Longrich published Monday has found that 85 percent of lizard and snake species, long thought to have survived an asteroid blast that wiped out dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, went extinct at the same time. Among the casualties was a foot-long lizard that lived in Montana, that Longrich has named “The Obamadon.”

“The Obamadon was probably a foot long, with these tall, slender teeth it used to eat insects and plant matter,” he says. The Obamadon died out after the Chicxulub asteroid impact, along with many of the larger lizards and snakes still alive at the time.

“It’s something a lot of people haven’t thought about—we have a variety of large lizards and snakes now, and we did then, too,” he says. “But the fact is many current snakes and lizards aren’t related [to the ancient ones].” Obama also has a species of fungus (the Caloplaca obamae) and a fish (the Etheostoma obama) named after him.

Longrich arrived at the idea of naming a lizard or dinosaur after Obama shortly after he won the presidency in 2008, and finally got the chance while conducting research for the study, in which he describes nine new species.

“The name was something we came up with back in late 2008, in the wake of the election when everything was all hope-y and change-y, we said we should name a dinosaur after him and call it the Obamadon,” he says. “I think everyone can find something to like in it—liberals will think it’s an honor, conservatives can say, ‘Well, it’s some wretched extinct lizard.'”


Mr Obama is among the US presidents to have the distinction of a mountain named in his honour – but in Antigua. The island nation renamed Boggy Peak, its highest mountain, for Mr Obama on his birthday in 2009.

Mount Obama

Announced his intention to rename the mountain, previously known as Boggy Peak, shortly after the election. The gesture reflected the U.S. leader’s widespread popularity in the country, where it is common to see Obama bumper stickers and T-shirts.

The prime minister has also announced plans for Mount Obama to become a national park with a museum and other amenities. The tree-covered mountain has pineapple and mango farms at its base and rises about 1,300 feet (396 meters) along the island’s southern coast. Its peak, topped with a radio antenna, offers views of the Caribbean Sea and the island of Montserrat and its active volcano in the distance.

Antigua — Mount Obama (http://antiguamountobama.com/)!  Mount Obama was formerly known as ‘Boggy Peak’ and is the highest point on the Island / Nation of Antigua.  The elevation is 1,314 feet or 402 meters

Antigua’s reigning calypso monarch, Trevor “Zacari” King, played a rendition of “For You Barack” for a crowd that included American actress Angela Bassett, who wept during the performance, and U.S. Congresswoman Yvette Clark, a Brooklyn native of Jamaican heritage.

“It wasn’t only about Barack Obama. It was about the history of black people around the world and the struggle and sacrifices that have been done so that he could rise to the position that he is in today,” Bassett said.

Logo: The Washington Times

The Washington Times – September 1, 2012, 04:15PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte on Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention.

Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade of the waist-up rendering of the chief executive.

The sand sculpture was protected from above, and Mr. Obama’s face didn’t see too much damage. But the storm was so strong that its heavy winds blew the rain sideways, pelting the president’s right side and leaving the sand pockmarked and completely erasing his right elbow.

Democrats’ choice of Charlotte has drawn criticism from unions that don’t like North Carolina’s labor laws, and the state seems to be tilting away from Democrats politically.

The large Mount Rushmore-style sculpture drew comparisons to Mr. Obama’s 2008 convention in Denver, when he accepted his party’s nomination on a stage that looked like a Greek temple.

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

From Greek Columns to Giant Sand Sculptures…

And gas is $4 a gallon again. And unemployment is insane. And unemployment for veterans worse than insane. And food prices are ridiculous. But, let’s not let that stop us from erecting a statue in honor of the man that has done nothing to change the situation…

Obama- sand sculpture Mount Rushmore imitation

This one takes the cake.

At the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte, they will have pictures of such American icons as the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.

Apparently President Obama has such a high opinion of himself that there is also a sand sculpture of him, erected at the DNC at the EpiCentre entertainment complex, seemingly in imitation of  Mount Rushmore. It consists of 15 tons of sand trucked in from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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This raises interesting questions, such as how much must this have cost?  What was the effect on the beach, environmentally?  And how big an ego do you have to have to try to imitate Mount Rushmore while you are still a sitting president?

Let the jokes begin! Shovel ready job, house built on sand, no graven images, etc…

Update: Looks like we raised a good question about the sand removal.  The Morning Spew reports that back in 1998 the Army Corp of Engineers spent $60 million of public money to put sand back into the beach! 

I would want to know how 15 tons of South Carolina beach ended up at the DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC.  It’s also puzzling that Democrats, who consider themselves bastions of environmental policy, would actually think that digging up a beach for this purpose was a good idea, especially when beaches remain a fragile habitat for many types of endangered wildlife.

Love or hate Obama, I think you have to agree this is incredibly ostentatious and perhaps even a bit creepy.

…who else could you envision commissioning a sculpture like this of himself. A certain deceased dictator, with a shared name, perhaps?

South Carlolina is a huge masonic state.  Check out this article and see what other monuments have been erected there.  Students Create Masonic Mural in Myrtle Beach.  They support the brotherhood.


Caloplaca obamae growing on Pleistocene soils on Santa Rosa Island.Image copyright JC LENDEMER/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
Image captionResearchers named Caloplaca obamae in honour of Mr Obama’s support for science education

In 2007, researchers named the fungusCaloplaca obamae, after Mr Obama at the close of his first presidential campaign. Scientists made the distinction in honour of Mr Obama’s support for science education.

Petrol station

The County Offaly village of Moneygall was the birthplace of Barack Obama's great-great-great-grandfather
Image captionThe County Offaly village of Moneygall was the birthplace of Barack Obama’s great-great-great-grandfather

An Irish countryside service station located in County Offaly, between Dublin and Limerick, was officially named for the US president.

The Barack Obama Plaza includes a petrol station, food court and visitor centre that provides information on Mr Obama’s connections to Moneygall.


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Image captionIn 2011 Irish bakers made Brack bread in the president’s honour

Ahead of Mr Obama’s visit to Ireland in 2011, bakers rushed to create Irish “Brack” bread – something Americans might refer to as a fruit loaf.   (LOL – Or A FRUITCAKE?!?!)

Moneygall resident Joseph Kearney delivered fresh orders to Mr Obama’s ancestral Irish family members preparing for “O’Bama’s” visit.

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Image captionNo word on if Mr Obama sampled one of the Irish treats

Obamadon: Ancient lizard named after President Obama

A Yale scientist has named an extinct lizard species wiped out after a meteorite struck Earth after President Obama. Credit:Michael Cohen
President Obama now has an extinct lizard named after him: the Obamadon.Researchers at Yale found that 85 percent of the species thought to have survived the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs actually went extinct – including the Obamadon – despite earlier beliefs.Nicholas Longrich of Yale named the ancient creature after Obama figuring that it would please both Democrats and Republicans as both an honor and possibly an insult, said US News and World Report.“The Obamadon was probably a foot long, with these tall, slender teeth it used to eat insects and plant matter,” said Longrich, reported US News.“It’s something a lot of people haven’t thought about—we have a variety of large lizards and snakes now, and we did then, too.”More from GlobalPostWorld’s oldest dinosaur may have been discoveredThe new finding is not only important because of the Obama connection but is also considered a major breakthrough in understanding what happened during the  K-T extinction 65 million years ago.This means that important links we thought some lizards had with the past may not be true.LiveScience said that during the research, scientists also found eight other new species apart from the Obamadon that are no longer with us.The findings were published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.


Aptostichus barackobamai is one of 33 new trapdoor spider species discovered by Jason Bond, a biological sciences professor and curator for the Auburn University Museum of Natural History.Image copyrightJASON BOND
Image captionAptostichus barackobamai is one of 33 trapdoor spider species discovered in 2013

A trapdoor spider, Aptostichus barackobamai, was also named for Mr Obama, a known Spider-Man fan.

The spider species, which is found in California, is one of 40 that belong to the genus Aptostichus.

Other notable species include Aptostichus stephencolberti and Aptostichus angelinajolieae.

Trapdoor Spider Named for Obama

Female Aptostichus barackobamai (IMAGE)


First it was the Obamadon, a newly identified (though extinct) toothy lizard from the Late Cretaceous of North America. And now the 44th U.S. president is getting a living creature named after him, too.

Meet the Barack Obama trapdoor spider, or Aptostichus barackobamai, a species found in California. It’s just one of 33 newly identified species in the state among 40 in the Aptostichus genus. Several of the other new-to-science spiders have pop culture-inspired monikers, from A. pennjillettei (for illusionist and comedian Penn Jillette) and A. bonoi (for U2 frontman Bono) to A. sarlacc, named after the fearsome “Star Wars” creature, the Sarlacc, from the fictional desert planet Tatooine.

Spiders in this group are rarely seen because they live in burrows underground. As their name suggests, they build protective trapdoors made from soil, sand and silk, which they hide behind, waiting to pounce on passing prey.

Jason Bond, a trapdoor spider expert and the director of the Auburn University Museum of Natural History, described all 40 species in article published online Dec. 19 in the journal ZooKeys. He expressed amazement at the diversity of environments that these spiders call home, including coastal sand dunes, oak woodland forests and in alpine habitats of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

“California is known as what is characterized as a biodiversity hotspot,” Bond said in a statement. “Although this designation is primarily based on plant diversity, the region is clearly very rich in its animal diversity as well. While it is absolutely remarkable that a large number of species from such a heavily populated area have gone unnoticed, it clearly speaks volumes to how little we know of the biodiversity around us and that many more species on the planet await discovery.”


A Western Striolated puffbird, known as Nystalus obamai, is also named in honour of the president. The bird is found in western Amazonia.

Nystalus obamai (western striolated puffbird)

(Joao Quental/Flickr)

The Western striolated puffbird (nystalus obamai) is a bird of Amazzonia that belongs to the bucconidae family. It was discovered in 2015, along with fourteen other species of birds. It has brown head with darker crown, white underparts and darker wings, tail and back. The plumage is barred and mottled.

Teleogramma obamaorum (African cichlid species)

In 2017, Mother Nature Network reported that the snail-devouring Congo River cichlid, formally known as the “teleogramma obamaorum,” was named after the former first lady and her husband, former president Barack Obama

Tosanoides obama (coral reef basslet)

MIDWAY ATOLL, PACIFIC Ocean—The maroon and gold creature was found 300 feet deep in the waters off Kure Atoll. It’s the one fish known to live only within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, a pristine expanse of coral reefs and seamounts home to millions of seabirds, endangered turtles, endangered monk seals, and more than 7,000 species.

So scientists thought it only fitting to name this fish, in the genus Tosanoides, after President Barack Obama, who dramatically expanded Papahānaumokuākea in August 2016, creating the largest swath of protected land or water on Earth, an area roughly twice the size of Texas.

The male’s distinctive dorsal fin coloration, a circular red spot ringed with blue, hastened the team’s decision to honor Obama.

It’s very reminiscent of Obama’s [campaign] logo,” Pyle says. “How appropriate that a fish we were thinking about naming after him anyway, just to say thank you for expanding the national monument, happens to have a feature that ties it to the president.

Etheostoma Obama (spangled darter)

The darter fish is a large and varied species. They’re small fish that typically live in rivers and creeks. They got their name because of their ability to dart around and under rocks in a fast-moving current.

While they were studying the difference in the coloration of certain darter fish, researchers noticed that some of them were so different that they actually belonged to a different species. With this discovery, researchers decided the new discoveries should be named after presidents. One of them is the Etheostoma Obama.


Pupils of Senator Obama Kogelo primary school head home after classes in Kogelo.Image copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionA Kenyan village names two schools after Mr Obama

A Kenyan school in the village of Kogelo, where Mr Obama’s father was born and buried, bears the name of Mr Obama.

The Senator Obama Kogelo Primary School and Senator Obama Kogelo Secondary School were named in his honour while he was an Illinois politician.



Say hello to the Obama ant

Photo Credit: https://www.oist.jp/news-center/news/2017/8/29/say-hello-3d-obama-ant
August 30, 2017
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University
Three new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation — Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson — are immortalized as 3-D virtual avatars.
Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservation — a former United States president, a writer-activist, and a world-renowned scientist. Using new scanning technology for documenting species, the OIST researchers compiled scans of the ants to create 3D avatars, giving them, and their namesakes, a measure of immortality.

The first ant species, Zasphinctus obamai, was discovered in the Kakamega Forest National Park, Kenya, located near Mr. Barack Obama’s ancestral family village. The OIST researchers chose to honor Mr. Obama for his prodigious contributions to global biodiversity conservation. The second species, Zasphinctus sarowiwai, was named after Ken Saro-Wiwa, a Nigerian writer and environmental activist who, after campaigning against irresponsible oil development, was executed in 1995. The third, Zasphinctus wilsoni, was named after biologist Edward O. Wilson, who is famous for his contributions to sociobiology, ant biology, evolution, and biodiversity conservation. Through his foundation, Wilson has contributed to the resurgence of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, which is one of Africa’s most successful wildlife restoration stories.

To create the 3D avatars, “we used X-ray microtomography, or micro-CT, which is comparable to when you go to the doctor and get a CT scan but at much higher resolution, to scan very small insects,” explains Dr. Francisco Hita Garcia, first author on the study and a member of the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit at OIST.

The OIST research team then compiled the scans into 3D reconstructions of the ants — identical to their originals down to the thinnest hair on the tiniest leg. The reconstructions hint at a future of virtual taxonomy with the potential to alleviate issues of time, money, and specimen damage, and realize new horizons of inquiry into hard-to-reach details, such as the thickness of an ant’s exoskeleton.

The following link shows an interactive model of a whole-body 3D reconstruction of the Obama ant: Zasphinctus obamai. It is an exact replica of a physical specimen that the OIST researchers collected during field work in the Kakamega Forest in Western Kenya and scanned using micro-CT.

There are plenty of advantages to creating these models. For example, since they are made using micro-CT technology, the original, physical specimens are recreated on both the outside and inside. As such, if researchers wanted to study the way the inside of an ant’s mouth is organized, they could simply virtually remove the outside parts that are in the way — something that cannot be done on a physical specimen without damaging it. In their study, the OIST researchers did precisely this.

In addition to reconstructing and examining the ants’ mouthparts, the OIST researchers also visualized the muscles inside of the ants’ bodies and measured the thickness of their skin, called the cuticle, all with the help of the virtually reconstructed 3D models.

“We saw things that nobody ever looked at,” Dr. Hita Garcia explains, and through those new observations the research team was able to confirm details about the ants’ lifestyles. Other species of Zasphinctus from outside Africa are known to be predators of other ants, and the mouthparts, musculature, and skin-thickness data from the OIST researchers’ study all provide evidence that the African Zasphinctus ants are top predators as well. “Normally when you describe a new species, you don’t know much about its biology,” Dr. Hita Garcia explains, but with the 3D reconstructions researchers can discover details right away.

Another advantage of 3D models is that they can be easily accessed from anywhere. Especially for specimens that are rare, examining them requires a lot of time and money to coordinate — such as an expensive plane ticket to visit a museum in Nairobi. This is not the case with the 3D models. “If someone wants to see the Obama ant, they can download it, look at it, and 3D print it,” Dr. Hita Garcia explains.

Yet despite advances in scanning capabilities, the world of virtual taxonomy is not yet ready to be realized. For one, there are not enough research labs and institutes that provide access to micro-CT scanners. “We have millions of species on the planet, but we have 3D models for only a handful,” Dr. Hita Garcia explains. The technology is ready, the scientific community just needs the means and incentive to apply it, as well as to embrace it.

Until that future arrives, however, the OIST researchers can focus on using the unique names of the three new ants for altruistic purposes. “Since these ants are from very threatened habitats in Africa, we wanted to pick names that draw attention to the environment, and not just the ants,” Dr. Hita Garcia explains. The rainforests in equatorial Africa, as well as the savannah in Mozambique, needs to be protected before the habitats and animals living within them are destroyed.

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Materials provided by Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University. Original written by Anne McGovern. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.

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Ant species, Zasphinctus obamai, was discovered in the Kakamega Forest National Park, Kenya, located near Mr. Barack Obama’s ancestral family village. The OIST researchers chose to honor Mr. Obama for his prodigious contributions to global biodiversity conservation. 

Desmopachria barackobamai, a diving beetle from French Guiana


One of the earliest complex lifeforms to exist on Earth has been named in honor of Barack Obama, continuing a strong love affair between scientists and the former president of the United States.

The ancient, disc-shaped animal has been dubbed Obamus coronatus and lived some 550 million years ago. While they may not be much to look at now, flattened and time-beaten, the Ediacaran organisms were about half an inch long, had a soft body and spent their entire lives in one spot, stuck to the ancient ocean floor.

Placida barackobamai McCarthy, Krug & Valdes, 2017

Maximum size:  about 14 mm.

Identification:  This species has a pale orange body with a few small cream flecks. The distal half of the cerata, the ventral surfaces of the rhinophores and the sides of the head are velvet-black. The rhinophores have sharply bounded, dorsal white stripes extending their full length (in contrast to the similar-appearing Placida kevinleei in which the rhinophores have diffuse white stripes confined to their bases). The width of the stripe is variable. (Note 1)

Natural history:  Placida barackobamai is a rare species found in moderately exposed to exposed rocky habitats at depths of 1-6 m (3-20 ft). It shows a diurnal activity pattern when held and secretes a very strong mucous “drag-line” when dislodged. It may also release opaque-white, defensive mucus when disturbed in a manner similar to some other sacoglossans. (Note 2) It lays a flattened, cream egg mass that hatches in about three days in the laboratory. According to McCarthy, et. al. (2017), it’s been found to feed primarily on the filamentous green alga Derbesia sp. (Note 3)

Distribution:  Big Island, Maui and Oahu: widely distributed in the western & central Pacific.

Taxonomic notes: It was previously lumped (with Placida kevinleei) under the circumtropical species Placida cremoniana (Trinchese, 1893). The latter, however, was recently found to be a species complex as reported in McCarthy, J.B., P.J. Krug & A. Valdes, 2017. It was first recorded in Hawaii from Hekili Point, Maui by CP on Oct. 27, 1997.

Photo:  CP: 11 mm, narrow stripes: Ulua Beach, Maui; April 2, 2005.

Lasioglossum obamai 

A Cuban bee 

This Cuban sweat bee genus Lasioglossum is the largest of all bee genera, containing over 1,700 species in numerous subgenera worldwide. Most Lasioglossum nest in the ground, but some species nest in rotten logs.

A Parasite: Paragordius Obamai, the hairworm parasite, was named for the President because it hails from Kenya, the area where his father was born and raised.  Interestingly, these parasites infect crickets, forcing them to commit suicide by jumping into water.
Monday, December 24, 2012

Obama has a Parasitic Lesbian Worm named after him!


Paragordius obamai

Sex is one of the great mysteries of evolutionary biology – why do organisms have it? It has numerous costs associated with it, including the two big ones, which are that only half the population will produce offspring in the next generation (technically really a problem more of anisogamy than sex, per se) and that successful gene combinations can be broken up via recombination. There are other costs as well. For instance, finding and wooing mates can be costly to an organism.

Nematomorphs, sometimes called hairworms, are parasites that live inside arthropods as larvae, but then exist as free-living aquatic adults. They often induce suicide in their insect hosts, by causing them to jump into water, where the worms then escape (see this previous post for another example). The adults typically seek out the opposite sex and can form “Gordian knots” of mating worms. Today’s species, however, is found in larger and faster-moving waters – and in these big, complicated habitats, finding a suitable mate can be really tricky. So, today’s parasite, has solved this problem through the evolution of parthenogenesis. Meet Paragordius obamai, (named after President Obama, in honor of it being discovered in Kenya, where his father was raised), a species of nematomorph that has completely given up on males. When brought into the lab, P. obamai only released female worms and nowhere inside these stringy parasites could male reproductive organs be found. Because bacterial symbionts can sometimes produce severe sex-ratio biases or even male-killing in insects and other invertebrates, the authors used pyrosequencing to look for evidence of these micro-manipulators, yet found no sequences similar to the taxa that have been observed to cause these biases in other hosts.

The authors now plan to use this new species, in comparison with a sexual congener, to test hypotheses on the evolution of and genetic mechanisms responsible for this novel parthenogenetic situation.

Source: Hanelt B, Bolek MG, Schmidt-Rhaesa A (2012) Going Solo: Discovery of the First Parthenogenetic Gordiid (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). PLoS ONE 7(4): e34472. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034472 Susan Perkins
H/T http://dailyparasite.blogspot.com

Barack Obama’s name has been immortalized in these places outside the U.S.

Francis Akhalbey


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Barack Obama Drive – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Previously known as Ocean Road, it was renamed in honour of Obama when he visited as president in 2013.

Screenshot via Sin Filtros on YouTube

Avinguda Barack Obama street – Valencia, Spain
There is a street in the town of Naquera in Valencia named in his honour.

Barack Obama Plaza – Ireland 
Located at Moneygall in Co Offaly, Ireland, the plaza, which has a fuel station, an eatery, among others was named in honour of the ex-president. Obama’s great-great-great-grandfather was born in the village of Moneygall.

Université Barack Obama — Photo via ingenieurobamaguinee.blogspot.com

Université Barack Obama – Conakry, Guinea

More cities add Barack Obama’s name to landmarks, highways

A group of people are requesting that the block of Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower be renamed “President Barack H. Obama Avenue.” Veuer’s Sam Berman has the full story. Buzz60

LOS ANGELES – Barack Obama hasn’t been the president for nearly two years, but his fame is still spreading – at least when it comes to naming things after him.

The nation’s first African-American president need not go far around the country these days to find something that carries his name. There’s Barack Obama Way in New Albany Township, Indiana, and Barack Obama Boulevard in Pahokee, Florida. There’s a long list of schools now named for him, like Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development in Plainfield, New Jersey, and Barack Obama Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia.

Obama even has animal species named after him, like placida barackobamai, a sea slug.

We’re probably seeing the “opening salvos” in the Obama naming marathon, said presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, who expects the former president’s name to start showing up in heavily Democratic or predominately African-American communities.

As Obama becomes even more of an elder statesman, his fame could rank right up there with Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt and become bipartisan, said Brinkley, a professor at Rice University in Texas.

“At the end of the line, 20 or 30 years from now, there will be hundreds of hospitals, schools, bridges and statutes” in his honor, said Brinkley, whose most recent book is  “Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America.” “He’s going to be one of the four or five most celebrated figures in U.S. history.”

But the renaming process can be drawn out and sometimes isn’t without controversy, as naming efforts in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York show.

In Los Angeles, the idea recently surfaced of naming the international airport in Obama’s honor.

The recommendation came from the City Council in West Hollywood, a small but prominent city in the heart of the L.A. metropolis, that recently voted to support the renaming of Los Angeles International Airport for the former president last month.

After all, New York renamed its international airport in honor of President John F. Kennedy, and Congress added President Ronald Reagan to the formal name of Washington National Airport.

So when a constituent suggested the notion of an Obama airport,  West Hollywood Council member Lauren Meister said she didn’t hesitate. “I said, ‘Yeah, sounds like a good idea.”

Meister said Obama was admired globally and was the perfect image for welcoming visitors to sunny southern California.

“Having an airport that (recognizes) the first African-American president, someone who won the Nobel Peace Prize, who got us out of the 2008 economic crisis and gave us affordable health care, should be celebrated,” Meister said.

She said the resolution is being sent to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and could go to the airport commission. A spokeswoman for the airport commission said it had no comment.

If the airport idea doesn’t fly, Obama can still count on L.A. to have done its part. A stretch of Ventura Freeway, which is State Route 134, was renamed in his honor last year. It’s now the President Barack H. Obama Highway.

State Sen. Anthony Portantino, who pushed through the legislation to make the designation, said Obama would certainly be familiar with the route: He commuted on it when he attended Occidental College in Los Angeles starting in the late 1970s.

“It’s the actual stretch of freeway he used,” Portantino said. “There is a proud connection. His early political career was inspired by his days here.”

Portantino said he raised the nearly $7,000 to buy the freeway signs by throwing a fundraiser – with tickets priced at $35. The outpouring was so great that he said money was left over, which was donated to the Obama Foundation, the Chicago non-profit that is building the Barack Obama Presidential Center.

As if the freeway wasn’t enough, Rodeo Road in central Los Angeles, not to be confused with the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, will be renamed Obama Boulevard.

In Chicago, a proposal to rename a crucial freeway after Obama has become enmeshed in local politics.

Roads, schools and other landmarks are increasingly being named for former President Barack Obama.

Bill Daley, who is running for mayor, proposed last month to have the Dan Ryan Expressway renamed for his former boss. He was Obama’s chief of staff.

“Our Chicago expressways are named after towering figures in our history,” Daley said in a statement, citing Kennedy, former President Dwight Eisenhower and former Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson. “We should have one for Obama.”

Obama began his political career as a community organizer in Chicago and rose to prominence first as a state legislator, then as a U.S. senator from Illinois before seeking the presidency.

But Daley’s suggestion has run into opposition from the family of Ryan, a local politician for decades, the Chicago Sun-Times reported last month.

Obama already has a freeway named for him in Illinois. A section of Interstate 55 near the town of Pontiac is the Barack Obama Presidential Expressway.

In New York, an online petition by progressive organization MoveOn has gathered more than 32,000 signatures calling for renaming part of Fifth Avenue President Barack H. Obama Avenue. Which part? Only the block between 56th and 57th streets, which just happens to be the stretch in front of the Trump Tower. The choice of that particular stretch was no coincidence, said the Los Angeles legal secretary who started the petition after getting the idea from an internet meme.

“Honestly, (the idea) is petty and vindictive, but as someone pointed out, so is Trump,” said Elizabeth Rowin, who watched the popularity of her idea balloon over about three weeks.

As the president who oversaw the commando operation that netted Osama bin Laden, Obama deserves the honor, Rowin said. She plans to deliver the petition to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council once she has some more signatures. “I think we could get 100,000,” she said.

The question is, amid all this activity, does Obama actually care which roads or schools get his name?

“We don’t keep a running tally of these proposals or actions, and we also don’t comment on them,” his spokeswoman Katie Hill said in an email.

Will Obama end up on Mount Rushmore?

Will Obama end up on Mount Rushmore?

A 60-foot version of President Barack Obama’s face will eventually be carved into Mount Rushmore, forever gazing down from the historic mountaintop beside the faces of four other US presidents. At least, this is what some college professors predict.

Immortalized as a giant granite carving towering over South Dakota, Obama would always be remembered as the first African-American president. Nothing he does in the White House will take away from that fact, which has led thirty percent of George Washington University professors to believe he will end up on Mount Rushmore, according to a new survey conducted by The College Fix.

 “History undoubtedly will accord President Obama a special place by virtue of being the first African-American president,”said Prof. Paul Wahlbeck, chair of the political science department at GW. But although Wahlbeck confidently acknowledged his belief that Obama will soon join the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, he said he is also “reluctant to venerate political leaders while or shortly after they served.”

Barack Obama (AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)

Two other professors mirrored Wahlbeck’s thoughts, all stating that it is too early to make plans regarding the addition of Obama’s face, but that it could happen in the distant future.

“Historical judgments take time to form and Obama is still in office,” history and public policy professor Edward Berkowitz told The College Fix. “It could be that he will be one of the great presidents, worthy of having his likeness carved on a mountain, but certainly not yet.”

The GW survey size was small, consisting of only 10 respondents, but the news has nevertheless sparked a debate on whether or not the current president belongs among the ranks of America’s most celebrated leaders. Six of the respondents said Obama does not deserve a place on Mount Rushmore, which has not added a president since the memorial was completed in 1941. But while the professors warned that it is too early to worship a president who is still in office, some Americans have already begun to advocate for Mount Rushmore’s addition of Obama.

A Facebook page titled the “Campaign to Put President Obama on Mt. Rushmore” already has more than 800 “likes”. The page depicts an image of Mount Rushmore, with Obama’s face added via Photoshop. The idea has also been brought up numerous times throughout Obama’s terms in office.

Reuters / Lt. Anthony Dobson-US Navy / Handout

In November, Huffington Post blogger Bill Lucey examined the feasibility of adding another head to Mount Rushmore. The U.S. National Park Service claims that there is no additional room to add a granite carving to the site, but some organizations continue to advocate it.

“Mount Rushmore and Mr. Obama are invoked so frequently in the same sentence that I began to wonder if in fact there is a movement in place to chisel the 44th president on the South Dakota mountainside,” Lucey writes.

But even if a 60-foot version of Obama’s head doesn’t end up in South Dakota, he has already been memorialized on parts of the American landscape. In Pennsylvania, an international magnet school was named “The Barack Obama Academy for International Studies” just two years after he took office. A Florida street was named “Barack Obama Avenue” in Feb. 2009 and an Orlando parkway was named “Barack Obama Parkway”.  Across the US, several other schools have been named after the president, including elementary and high schools in New Jersey, New York, Wisconsin, and California. Even though Obama is unlikely to find himself on Mount Rushmore anytime soon, his name has already arisen on street signs, parkways and schools, despite the fact that his presidential legacy may have not yet been formed

List of things named after Barack Obama – Wikipedia



  • Barack Obama Charter School – Compton, California – Qued Charter Elementary School renamed after Barack Obama in January 2009[9]
  • Barack Obama Global Preparation Academy – Los Angeles – Built in mid 2010[10]
  • Barack Obama Academy – Oakland, California – Alternative Learning Community renamed after Barack Obama in March 2009[11]


  • Barack H. Obama Magnet University School – New Haven, Connecticut – Connecticut school to be named after former President Obama[12]


  • Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology – Atlanta, Georgia –opened in January 2017
  • Barack and Michelle Obama Academy – Atlanta, Georgia – renamed in November 2016.



  • Barack Obama International Baccalaureate Elementary School – Jackson, Mississippi – Renamed as of October 2017, from Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy’s only president.[17]



New Jersey

  • Barack Obama Academy – Plainfield, New Jersey – Plainfield Academy for Academic & Civic Development renamed to Barack Obama Academy.[20]
  • Barack Obama Green Charter High School – Plainfield, New Jersey – Charter high school opened in September 2010.[21]

New York

  • Barack Obama Elementary School – Hempstead, New York – Ludlum Elementary School renamed to Barack Obama Elementary School.[22]






  • Barack Obama School for Career and Technical Education – Milwaukee, Wisconsin – PK-12[27][28]




  • Barack Obama Drive – A road in the Tanzanian city Dar es Salaam was renamed in honor of Obama’s visit to the country in July 2013.[31] The road, located by the Indian Ocean, leads to the Tanzanian State House.[32] It was previously known as Ocean Road.

United States




  • Barack Obama Way – New Albany, Indiana – a section of Reas Lane was renamed in the last week of Obama’s presidency to honor the fact that “Obama’s stimulus plan has helped the city create new jobs and facilitate economic development.” [38]



  • President Barack Obama Boulevard – St. Louis, Missouri – Part of Delmar Boulevard given honorary renaming to Obama Boulevard, even though the postal address will retain Delmar Boulevard.[45]