Mmm, Mmm, Mmm Barack Hussein Obama

Aug 7, 2017

The bankrupt state of Illinois shifted its focus from its dismal fiscal affairs and passed a measure ordaining and establishing August 4th of every year to come as an official commemorative state holiday. The state holiday commemorates the birth of Barack Hussein Obama. 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. An earlier bill failed that would have made “Barack Obama Day” a legal state holiday. While praising the idea of commemorating America’s dear leader, Governor Rauner said, "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." Mindful of the admonition in the Soviet era to not be found clapping too softly for Comrade Stalin, several legislators abstained from voting. No votes were recorded against the legislation.