Illinois Makes "Barack Obama Day" State Holiday

Tyler Durden's picture

Former President Barack Obama got a special present for his birthday this year: his very own holiday. According to NBC Chicago, on Friday Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure to designate Aug. 4 as "Barack Obama Day" across the state. The holiday will be celebrated each year on Obama’s birthday beginning in 2018.

The holiday will be "observed throughout the State as a day set apart to honor the 44th President of the United States of America who began his career serving the People of Illinois in both the Illinois State Senate and the United States Senate, and dedicated his life to protecting the rights of Americans and building bridges across communities," Senate Bill 55 reads. 

Gov. Rauner praised the idea behind the bill earlier this year after a previous version, which would have made the day a legal state holiday, failed. The new holiday is commemorative.

"It's incredibly proud for Illinois that the president came from Illinois. I think it's awesome, and I think we should celebrate it," Rauner told reporters in February. "I don't think it should be a formal holiday with paid, forced time off, but I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration."

SB 55 was introduced by Sen. Emil Jones III, the son of former Senate President Emil Jones, Jr., who played a major role in launching then-state Senator Obama to the U.S. Senate in 2004 and considers himself to be the former president’s political "godfather." While several lawmakers abstained from voting on the measure, it passed both houses without a single vote against.

"Barack Obama Day" joins other commemorative holidays like Adlai Stevenson Day, Ronald Reagan Day and Jane Addams Day, for which workplaces do not close.

Local legislators also voted in July to rename part of a Chicago-area highway after their former colleague, designating the stretch of Interstate 55 from the Tri-State Tollway south to mile marker 202 near Pontiac as the "Barack Obama Presidential Expressway."

On Friday, Obama celebrated his 56th birthday, his first since leaving the White House, with Michelle Obama at Rasika West End in Washington, D.C.

Also on Friday morning, Joe Biden wished Obama happy birthday on Twitter Friday morning. "Your service has been a great gift to the country, and your friendship and brotherhood are a great gift to me. Happy birthday, Barack."

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Sudden Debt's picture

Yeah, everybody gets to do nothing and pick up golfing that day.


t0mmyBerg's picture

Since he was the 44th President, they should have made it April 4th.  4/4 for the 44th POTUS.  In Chinese terms Death Death Death Death.  Glad I moved out of that state.  Nice world class city there in Chicago.  Too bad they fucked it up with one party rule.

HillaryOdor's picture

This is disgusting.  I hate people.

InjectTheVenom's picture

I (along with many of my friends) cannot WAIT to move the fuck out of this shithole called Illinois...

Indiana here I come !!!

Juggernaut x2's picture

I have my sights set on Big Sky Country.

Truther's picture

Then they deserve the nut job called Hussein. They're all fucking nuts.

A gun control state that loves killing its own. Rham the JOO stands proud.

Michael will be Jealous.

HopefulCynical's picture

Dumpster Fire State Honors Dumpster Fire POTUS.

Hey Tyler, got a spot on your headline writing staff? This is fun.

847328_3527's picture

Hussein is so proud of Illinois that he's never moving back there!



Cheka_Mate's picture

The highway named in his honor is through a "No Go Zone" full of 


Manthong's picture


I hereby proclaim the toilet in my bathroom to be the Barack Hussein Obama Commemorative Commode.


Oh… gotta go and pay tribute to him now.,, the moon pie and Nehi Grape needs out.


I think you need to have been around a while to grok that.



Dormouse's picture

I take an Obama at least once a day, usually in the morning BEFORE I shower. Otherwise it's can be an awful mess that sticks with you for a while. It's best to get a nice WHITE washcloth in there with some actual soap so you can not only see what sort of Obama stains are left behind but also cleanse the smell of afrosheen and cocobutter and astroglide. It also helps prevent Obama stains in your drawers; who's actual female wife wants to see a skid-Obamas in their actual male husbands panties? I'm not sure this technique works in removing Obama stains from the inside of the front of your wife's boxer shorts or ring-around-the-fly-hole, though.

Manthong's picture

I try to do the Obama movements before showering, too.

Butt, honest to goodness... I use straight 70% isopropyl and a scouring pad to clean out the residual Obama if his movements happen later in the day.

It does help to keep monkey-butt away.


EuroZone's picture

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do...

de3de8's picture

Don't forget the Nobama toilet seat

goober's picture

Hard to grasp the stupidity of Illinois, fucking idiots runamok and the governor signed this garbage ? The magic negro strikes again !

greenskeeper carl's picture

Dumpster fire is right. Can't get shit done with anything else, but they can make a fucking Barack Obama day. How fitting.

Handful of Dust's picture

The wookie says that's the day they should all feel especially hopeless in Shitcago.

Maybe that's because of the results of 8 years of failure of Hussein bin Bama.

Tiwin's picture

Headline : ZHers virtue signal fest!

All the partisan hatred for a slime who did NOTHING different than the Republican BUSH before him



asset forfeiture

Tranny bashers unite!

Ya'all should be in line to service the Great Obama. He did what no Bush could- bomb bomb kill kill torture steal watch US police kill over 1000 a year all the while keeping the fags out in San Francisco quiet.

the PERFECT Republican. And you hypocrite demons KNOW it.

Koba the Dread's picture

Good luck on that Big Sky deal unless you enjoy talking about cows and wheat 24/7. Unemployment's also a good topic.

Vatican_cameo's picture


Another excuse for Niggers to skip out of work (no different than any other day).  Does this fall in line with the Gay Pride Parade?

DavidFL's picture

Im not a bigot, but I will admit your post is funny; the part about skipping out of work!

yomutti2's picture


 How about "Pay Your Fucking Taxes Day"? What day do they celebrate that?

Arrow4Truth's picture

You seem... bitter. Still tithing to the State? Continue to act as surety for their unlawful activity? Why? It's what allows them to continue to do stupid shit like Kenyan Day. It will continue until all those labeled "taxpayer" cease to do so. Cheers.

yomutti2's picture


 How about "Pay Your Fucking Taxes Day"? What day do they celebrate that?

Handful of Dust's picture

His pet, the wookie, is going to be jealous. She already hates America. This just makes her angrier.

Manthong's picture


Don't you mean Chewie "him" ??

Handful of Dust's picture

Yes. She's the Bitch who repeatedly said she was not proud to be an American and later after she and the bowel movement were tossed from the wh she complained about her 'feeling of hopelessness."

Never have I seen or read of any top leader in American history as dispicable as Hussein and his pet, Big Foot.

Manthong's picture


So his pet name for "him"  is “Chewie Sasquatch” ?

I used to have that musculature back in the day, but I can still curl 40 pounds per arm.


83_vf_1100_c's picture

That's where you go down and guard your gang's corner from the other gang's crack slingers.

Bay of Pigs's picture

He's from Illinois? What about Kenya, Indonesia and Hawaii?

Falling Down's picture

I live n 46814.

Bring it. We could use some more productive transplants.

Manthong's picture


no personal offense meant...

but the only worse road layout than Ft Wayne is Boston.


..but I do understand how roads actually came from cow paths.

Juggernaut x2's picture

Goddamn it, this pisses me off- I live 3 miles from I-55 and drive it all of the time.

Doom Porn Star's picture

Didn't the Illinois Legislature proclaim I-55 the Barack Obama Expressway or some such nonesense right before or after raising the taxes 32% on buisiness and citizens?

Manthong's picture


Have some faith…

The Great Maker might allow justice to prevail.

..if the Pak Tech shit really sticks to the wall…

..everybody from Clinton to O’bama is F’d.

..then the disgraced moniker could change back


..and if I was Trump, I would still be all over the Adobe Illustrator/.pdf fake birth doc.


Manthong's picture


Oh ferchrissake…

One need not be Venusian Hawking to have gotten to the truth,

He was spawned in Hawaii.. real daddy was Frank Marshall Davis

He is a muslim went an Indonesian grade school…..

He is a Commie who likes to play golf.

He is an accredited Choomster.

He went to Chicago because Bernadine Dohrn and Bill Ayers needed a communist to foist on the US

He needs to be locked up,\


and the only good thing about this is that if Hillary was not so maniacal and moved to New York to run and become a Senator……………..

She could have cooled her jets for two years…

…. Run for Senate in Illinois………

Barack O’bummer would never have been elected....

…and she would be a retired president  


..don't think for a moment she does not know that.


..maybe the other good thing is she did not turn us into radioactive ash.



Handful of Dust's picture

Why in the world did Boeing move their corp headquarters to Shitcago?

Manthong's picture

money under the table from Rahm...

and to be next door to Continental F*cklines AKA United....

who set up a pseudo HQ in Chiraq outside of Shootston (AKA New N'orleans).

MFL5591's picture

Perfect place, bankrupt and filled with Blacks who hate white people!

MFL5591's picture

Should have been during the Mulsim holidays!

ndotken's picture

Appropriately named "B.O. Day"

in4mayshun's picture

Other states have a BO day too, except they're referred to as Gay Pride day.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

Illinois Makes "Barack Obama Day" State Holiday

My response: After reading this headline, I want to do just one thing: THROW UP!!!!!

This is like GERMANY making a holiday to celebrate the accomplishments of ADOLF HITLER!

Juggernaut x2's picture

No- it's actually the exact opposite- Obama hates white people- AH tried to save them

GUS100CORRINA's picture

This information was created during fiscal year 2012 under then President Barack Obama. Obama was the abortion president and he hated people regardless the color of their skin.  He is responsible for the deaths of MILLIONS. To honor this S.O.B. for ANYTHING just shows me HOW TRULY SICK AMERICA, especially Illinois, IS TODAY.

President TRUMP is trying to FIX all the SHIT on the list below.


25 Signs That America Is Rapidly Becoming More Like Nazi Germany

The United States of America is becoming more like Nazi Germany every single day.  In fact, the Nazification of America is almost complete.  The parallels between Nazi Germany and the United States of today are going to absolutely shock many of you.  Most Americans simply have never learned what life was really like back in Nazi Germany.  Under Adolf Hitler, Germany was a Big Brother totalitarian police state that ruthlessly repressed freedom and individual liberty.  Under Adolf Hitler, Germany adopted socialism, dramatically increased government spending and raised taxes to astronomical levels.  Under Adolf Hitler, abortion became legal in Germany, the government took over health care and Christianity was pushed out of the public schools and out of public life.  To prove all of these points, I am going to use extensive quotes from two sources.  Kitty Werthmann was a child living a peaceful life in Austria when Hitler took over her nation.  Her eyewitness accounts about what life was like under Nazi Germany are invaluable.  In addition, I will also be quoting extensively from author Bruce Walker.  He is the author of a book entitled “The Swastika Against The Cross: The Nazi War On Christianity”, and during his years of research he has uncovered some absolutely jaw dropping stuff.  After reading the information in the rest of this article, there should be no doubt that the United States is becoming just like Nazi Germany. 

Nazi Germany shows us what happens when the state becomes god.  Adolf Hitler was certainly more racist than the leaders of America are today, but other than that there are very few differences between the road that Adolf Hitler led Germany down and the path that the United States is being led down.

The following are 25 signs that America is rapidly becoming more like Nazi Germany….

#1 Nazi Germany was a totalitarian Big Brother police state that constantly monitored everything that German citizens did.

#2 Nazi officials often used their positions of power to force others to do dehumanizing things.

#3 In Nazi Germany, even women and children were treated like dehumanized cattle.

#4 In Nazi Germany, authorities could stop you and search you at any time and for any reason.

#5 Under Adolf Hitler, there were massive increases in government spending.

#6 Under Hitler, taxes were raised dramatically in order to pay for all of these social programs.

#7 The economy of Nazi Germany was very highly socialized. As Ludwig Von Mises once correctly observed, the German economy under Hitler was not capitalist at all….

#8 In Nazi Germany, if you conducted business outside of the socialist paradigm you were heavily punished.

#9 In Nazi Germany, government regulation of business got wildly out of control.

#10 Under Hitler, free market capitalism was absolutely hated. 

#11 In Nazi Germany, the health care system was taken over by the government.

#12 Under Adolf Hitler, abortion was made “safe and legal” in Germany.

#13 In Nazi Germany, killing the “defective”, the “weak” and the “disabled” was considered to be a good thing because it made the German people “stronger”.

#14 In Nazi Germany, education was nationalized and God was kicked out of the schools.

#15 Under Adolf Hitler, God was mocked and religion was pushed out of every corner of public life.

#16 Adolf Hitler fully embraced the theory of evolution, and Darwinism provided the intellectual foundation for much of Nazism.

#17 Under Adolf Hitler, the state started taking over the job of child care.

#18 In Nazi Germany, it became fashionable to mock Christians and the Christian faith.

#19 Under Adolf Hitler, sexual promiscuity was actually encouraged.

#20 Once the Nazis took power, they rapidly implemented gun control legislation and later on they took all of the guns away from the populace.

#21 Under the Nazis, large numbers of children were taken away from good families.

#22 Under Adolf Hitler, society became very highly militarized.

#23 In Nazi Germany, the prisons were absolutely packed.

#24 Under Adolf Hitler, there was basically no freedom of speech.

#25 Under Adolf Hitler, paranoia was standard operating procedure.

In Nazi Germany, every citizen was a potential threat and everyone had to be constantly watched for suspicious activity.Of course the exact same thing is happening in America today.  Just about anything you do can get you labeled as a “potential terrorist” by the government.

According to a new DHS report, the following are some of the beliefs and ideologies of potential terrorists….

-“fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation)”


-“suspicious of centralized federal authority”

-“reverent of individual liberty”

-“believe in conspiracy theories”

-“a belief that one’s personal and/or national “way of life” is under attack”

-“a belief in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism”

-“impose strict religious tenets or laws on society (fundamentalists)”

-“insert religion into the political sphere”

-“those who seek to politicize religion”

-“supported political movements for autonomy”




And the definition of “suspicious activity” has become so broad in America that it pretty much covers 100% of us.  In 2012, the following activities are considered to be “suspicious” by the FBI….

-shielding your computer screen from others

-paying with cash

-acting “nervous”

-using multiple cell phones

-requesting a specific room at a hotel

-traveling with a large amount of luggage

-refusing maid service at a hotel

-staying in your room for too long

-changing your appearance

In addition, the U.S. government has decided that it would be a really good idea for all of us to spy on one another.  The “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign looks like it could have been pulled right out of a Gestapo security handbook.

But America is not supposed to be about spying on one another and reporting each other to the secret police.

America is supposed to be about liberty and freedom.

Lucretius's picture

Excellent rant Gus!

"And the definition of “suspicious activity” has become so broad in America that it pretty much covers 100% of us." YEP, pretty much every one.

I do not even own a phone, home or smell. Hate 'em, they seem to be making the feeble minded even dimmer, if thats possible.

spag's picture

wtf dude, its a day off. any day off is better than having to work lining the pockets of those pissing on you.

The central planners's picture

We are approaching the end of the days so fast.

guru69's picture

Be glad it isn't Rahm Emanuel Day.  Everybody would be shooting one another.  Wait a minute!  Every day is Rahm Day.