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Rockntractor
09-21-2012, 06:21 PM
By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times
A Centreville man who hung an empty chair from a tree in his backyard with a sign reading "Nobama" attached to it denies that it was meant to represent any inference to lynching or had any racist connotations, though he did manage to "get on the radar" of the Secret Service.

Doug Burger said he was "Eastwooding," according to local Washington news outlet WJLA.

"I loved Clint Eastwood's speech" at the Republican nominating convention, he said.

Mr. Eastwood delivered a free-form speech on the final night of the convention in which he addressed an invisible President Obama supposedly sitting in a chair next to him on the stage, drawing applause from some but ridicule from others. "Saturday Night Live" lampooned the incident during its TV season premiere on Saturday.

Mr. Burger said that people always steal his political signs, so he thought he'd at least make them work to take it away this time, and that he failed to see what all the fuss is about.

"I am not a racist in any fashion," he said. "I know how to build a noose, really. If I wanted to make a noose, I could do that. I did not. I had no intention for that to occur."

He has taken the chair down from the tree, but said he felt the whole hubbub was "really an attack on free speech."

Mr. Obama is scheduled to make a Friday campaign stop in Woodbridge, Va.

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JB
09-21-2012, 08:24 PM
I think a sitting president was hanged and/or burned in effigy before 0bama. I think. I'll have to do intense forensic internet and historical record searching to see if this is so. :rolleyes:

I see no reason why he had to take it down.

Gina
09-21-2012, 09:41 PM
Wahhh our president sucks so much that we use race in order to demonize our opponent so we don't have to deal with his record. /DU mode

NJCardFan
09-22-2012, 01:34 AM
Strange. Effigies of Obama are being burned all over the Middle East and nobody gives a flip. I wonder why that is.

Hubie
09-22-2012, 03:07 AM
I think a sitting president was hanged and/or burned in effigy before 0bama. I think. I'll have to do intense forensic internet and historical record searching to see if this is so. :rolleyes:

I see no reason why he had to take it down.

You're slow. :friendly_wink:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HINhfkQAz1g

There's also this:

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/10/27/can-you-imagine-if-an-obama-effigy-were-hung-from-a-noose/

And this:

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/a-decapitated-head-of-george-w-bush-was-hidden-in-hbos-game-of-thrones/

And this:

http://michellemalkin.com/2007/03/19/a-us-soldier-burned-in-effigy/

Unreconstructed Reb
09-22-2012, 10:03 AM
So, let me get this straight: if I have empty chairs on my property, anti-0bama signs and rope I'm gonna get a visit from the Gestapo?

http://www.moonbattery.com/obama-nazi.jpg