Man Changes The Name Of His Gas Station To “Obama”

I wonder if the President gets a slice of the revenues for the celebrity endorsement.

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) — 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.”

What’s ironic is that there’s a bit of free market competition going on at the Obama station, the sort of thing the President himself despises:

He says he’s seen a boom in business since changing the name, one that has sparked quite the competition with the station across the street. Before our interview, the price at the Obama station was $3.59 for a gallon of regular. The price at El Cheapo $3.54.

When we mentioned the difference during our interview, Alhanik’s cousin lowered the price to $3.53. Just seconds later, the price at the El Cheapo fell too.

“That’s the business,” said Alhanik. “I don’t want to lose everything. It’s a competition.”

This new Obama branding may be good for gas station business, but if I were the President I wouldn’t want to be advertised next to sky-high gas prices.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • mikemc1970

    Could it truly be an “Obama” gas station with gasoline being sold below $5 a gallon? I think not.

  • Bat One

     “First president of black people,”  huh?

    • $8194357

      Born in Yeman as well. As I said many times: The worlds President, not representing constitutional America…. 

      • Guest

        Where are your ancestors from, c*nt? 

        • $8194357

          Can’t? Cent?  You better of said Roy and not Boy Sparkie…..I told you before I damn sure not a pussy….But since you ask so nice…We are fall rom NDak…. Wherever else they came from they left for a NEW life as an un-hyphenated American…patriotic, constitutional, one country to be proud of and loyal to. Keeps it simple that way. Capish? If you all want to call me names and take pot shots, show yourself sniper and I will send a round or two inbound, ok?

          • factsarefacts

            Nice Kingpin reference.  Good post and great movie. 

    • Guest

      Yep.  Just restating it works for you guys, politically.

      How is that?

      • Bat One

        You taking grammar lessons from Hannitized now? 

        • mikemc1970

          I didn’t think Stupid English (Stenglish) had a set pattern of grammar. The word meanings change at Hanni’s will, the spelling is usually phonetic, and the apostrophes are always wild.

  • http://randysroundtable.blogspot.com/ Randy G

    How much taxpayer funded stimulus went to that station’s facelift?

    • Guest

      Let’s speculate. 

  • RES

    it should be call   O  Blam O  instaed

  • mickey_moussaoui

    “It’s the first president of black people,” he said. “It’s our president.” 

    That explains everything.

    • Guest

      Yours too, Mickey.  What’s wrong, don;t like sharing? 

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    I am going to name my toilet bowl “Bush”, because Bush despises the free market system, my toilet seat never did anything to prevent an economic collapse and it never make me a penny in profit, just like Bush.

    • $8194357

      OK Hanni…This is just to dang easy…Is it because that is what you sit on it with??  he..he.. 

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

         Haha!

    • mikemc1970

      Off topic.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        ..but accurate. ;)

        • mikemc1970

          Yes it is quite an accurate description of your acute fecalphelia.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            That doesn’t make sense, I was talking about how Bush despises the free market system, and how many Americans became bankrupt under his presidency; more than any president over the last 24 years….at least.

          • robert108

            Little hanni: Please tell us how obama’s many fascist takeovers of American business fit your definition of “free market system”.  Tell us why home foreclosures are better than the bankrupticies caused by Dem social engineering, not by President Bush. Try to use facts.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

             Why do you think Bush’s many fascist takeovers of American business fit your definition of “free market system”?

      • $8194357

        So is this mike. True just the same.

         
        Quote:
        “Birtherism” began with frustration about the president’s lack of transparency. It festered with biased media reporting. It grew with disappointment in elected officials who failed to recognize that serious constitutional questions involved more than just the certificate. It burned with frustration with the courts — not one case was heard on the merits, rather dismissed because of citizens’ lack of “standing.”As WorldNetDaily’s Editor-in-Chief Joseph Farah notes: “The central debate over eligibility remains. The key question has never been where [Obama] was born. The key question has always been whether he is constitutionally eligible to serve as president.” Recent polls, even ones that ask the wrong question, suggest that birtherism continues to eat away at the trust in both this administration and the GOP establishment.It is this division within the Republican Party that Breitbart should be worried about, because he and other prominent conservative voices assisted with the crowbars by standing by and allowing the media to accuse those with eligibility doubts of stupidity or racism
        http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/csimpson/110519
         
        Spin and confuse the issue. Why not it has worked for a century or longer with word smithing and Orwellian/Leninist control the meanings and the words and control the debate. The left has used this obvious issue to divide and conquer once again just like Cultural terrorism known as diversity and political correct “social justice” Marxism..

    • banjo kid

       You feed your pet toilet the same thing you dish out here?

  • Spartacus

    if I were the President I wouldn’t want to be advertised next to sky-high gas prices.

    Why not? It’s truthful advertizing. Remember 0bamas promise to make things necessarily expensive in order to convince you to buy other things you don’t want that are already expensive? It’s 0bamanomics.

    • robert108

      It’s also social engineering.

      • Spartacus

        suffice to say 0bamanonics? History will record it as such while trampling over the remnants of the 0baba legacy, Chicago’s best metrosexual answer to Robert Mugabe except for Oprah (c’mon girls let estrogen, not logic, guide your vote)….Hmmm, sounds like Richard Simmons too!

      • $8194357

        And behavior modifications, no? 

  • Chilln

    It should also read “CHANGE,  you keep giving me money and in return i’ll give you some change, thank you.

  • http://www.themarketingsurvivalist.blogspot.com melissapaulik

    With supporters like that, who needs the opposition? 

  • Jamermorrow

    We should start naming stations “Nixon” because we can thank him for taking us off the gold standard and having high gas prices. I wonder if everything is free at “Obama”? I hear you have to be a single mom, minority, with a disability, poor, lesbian to get a job there. 

    • $8194357

      FDR called all gold coins in Jamer..Nixon oked slugs instead of pure silver change. More leftist spin on the right….No one knows shit anymore… 

      • Jamermorrow

        True, Nixon took us of the international gold standard but yes FDR eliminated the gold standard in the U.S.. I was referring to oil prices skyrocketing after Nixon took us of the international gold standard. 

    • robert108

      FDR took us off the gold standard.  Stop lying.

      • Jamermorrow

        We couldn’t debase the currency at a rapid pace until Nixon took us off the international gold standard. High oil prices are the result of a purely fiat currency that has been debased. 

        • robert108

          High oil prices are due to our restrictive drilling regulations forced on us by the enviro social engineers.  When President Bush announced the end of the drilling ban in Aug ’08, oil started dropping from its high of $147/barrel, and bottomed out at $33/barrel in December ’08.  Since the enviro social engineers have been back in power, it has risen to around $100/barrel.  Cause and effect, not your defeatist propaganda.

          • Jamermorrow

            Everything dropped at that time moron. We had a huge credit retraction. All commodities dropped during that period not just oil. You point to one moment in history and have it all figured out. 

          • $8194357

            Keynesian economics bearing fruit, IMO…. 

        • $8194357

          Just as all the founders warnwed us about Jamer.  Nixon wasn’t there in 1913 when the worthless chits and debt producing fractional banking started the currency deconstruction with the Federal Reserve Note Woodrow Wilson signed into law was he?

  • Bat One

     This is probably the only time in history that the name “Obama” will ever be associated with a for-profit, private sector enterprise.

  • Spartacus

    If you look closely that letter  “O” looks more like the numeric character, “0” . I think the jokes on everyone giving this story legs!

    • Bat One

      “ZERO”, huh ?  Well, that’s certainly appropriate.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

       Yeah. Looks a lot like a photoshop. Look at the edges of the sign with Obama’s picture on it.

      Although, “Obama gives you gas” wouldn’t be a bad marketing slogan!

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