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Video- Kentucky Man Defends Watermelon-Holding Obama Display

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The neighbor kills me. "We don't have black people in this community but I'm sure they travel this road like everybody else does. They could be offended." Ya think? h/t Gawker.

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Conservative students to apologize to President Obama for burning effigy

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On November 18th, some conservative students in Scotland (!) burned President Obama in effigy at a beach bonfire, but hey, they're sorry, reports The Hill, or so they say:

Students at St Andrews University in Scotland will reportedly write a letter of apology to President Obama after an incident last week in which they burned  him in effigy. [...]

"The U.S. and President Obama are important allies of the United Kingdom and, on behalf of the whole association, I apologize unreservedly,” [Matthew Marshall, president of St Andrews Conservative and Unionist Association] said, as reported by The Telegraph.

"This is undoubtedly a stupid act and it is deeply regretted by all of us in the St Andrews Conservative Association,” Marshall added. “I will make sure this never happens again.”

A University spokesman said, "The burning of any figure in effigy is an act of violence and intolerance and has no place in our modern, international university.”

Ya think?

In an odd statement, St Andrews also said that they were not intentionally racist. How is one unintentionally racist? "Oh drat, how'd that effigy get there? My word! It resembles Barack Obama! How EVER did that happen?  Oh dear, is he black? We hadn't noticed!"

These aren't small children who are too young to know that their words and actions could be hurtful or unacceptable, these are university students who went out of their way to burn. The United States president. In. Effigy.

"I will make sure this never happens again." It should never have happened in the first place.

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Operation Rescue's Randall Terry to run against President Obama in 2012

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Randall Terry is such a rib tickler, just the kind of chap you'd want to bring home to sinner, er, dinner. He's always up to something, that little scamp and his wacky crazy antics. Why, it seems like only yesterday when he had his Pelosi/Reid Burn in Hell contest:

Randall Terry’s press release states:

Join a Contest! Win Prizes!

Who Can make the best “Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid BURN IN HELL!” video?

First prize: Expenses paid for weekend here in DC during Roe vs Wade anniversary, Jan 22-24, including pro-life training seminar (Includes travel stipend!), and full Insurrecta Nex television series. [...]

Legal Mumbo Jumbo: Obey local laws on open flames; be careful; if under 18, do not burn Nancy Pelosi in effigy unless your mom or dad is with you, and gives you permission, and strikes the match; do not burn yourself; do not burn another human being; do not burn small animals; do not burn large animals; do not burn anyone from PETA; and remember: this is not a threat to Nancy Pelosi’s or Harry Reid’s person…it is a prophetic witness of what awaits them when they die if they do not repent for this horrific sin.

See? It’s not a threat. It’s all in good fun.

If you follow the link, you can even see the video! Wowzers, boys and girls, it's Family Values Time! But wait! There's more!

Now, that very same Randall Terry is challenging President Obama in 2012! As a Democrat! For president! Of the United States!

Isn't he adorable?

Not only that, he'll "apparently make his formal announcement Thursday, in front of the Holocaust Museum in D.C."! Bring the kids!

If you happened to be wondering whether or not President Barack Obama would get a primary challenge in 2012, wonder no more! For today it has been announced that Operation Rescue founder and anti-abortion performance artist Randall Terry will run for president, as a Democrat, to challenge Obama.  As Kevin Derby reports for the Sunshine State News:

"My constituency is the millions of pro-life advocates who want to make child-killing illegal from conception until birth," said Terry on Tuesday. "My base is those who know that we must show Americans the victims of abortion, in order to restore the full protection of law to unborn babies."

[...]

Terry himself is not bullish on his prospects, saying, "Will I defeat Mr. Obama? I'm not delusional."

I beg to differ.

HuffPo has more oddly amusing details.

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VIDEO: Barack Obama Burned in Effigy in Wisconsin Bar

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Via The Gawker:

Mediaite had it first:

A bartender in Wisconsin is apparently under investigation by the Secret Service for burning a statue of Obama in effigy…in front of a cheering crowd.

Of course, Rand Paul would just call this freedom of speech for small businesses.

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Tea Partiers to burn Reps. Periello, Pelosi in effigy

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By GottaLaff


See how politely the Tea Tantrumers talked over him in this video? Such courteous Americans!

What a wholesome bunch the Tea Tantrumers are! Why, it's just as my friend said a post or two ago. Here's one more example of their compassionate, all-American, rah-rah inclusiveness:

In a move sure to spark controversy, the Danville TEA Party will close their "Fired Up for Freedom" rally by burning Rep. Tom Perriello and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in effigy in response to the passage of landmark healthcare legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives. [...]

Danville TEA Party Chairman Nigel Coleman said, "We were outraged to find that Tom Perriello had voted in favor of this bill. I was with dozens of 5th District voters in his office two days before the vote and we pleaded with him to stand with us against the Pelosi plan."

"At this point we feel we have no representation in Congress. It disturbs me to find out that Perriello literally received a pat on the back from Nancy Pelosi before going to the House floor to vote."

And what healthier, more constructive, democratic way to express that than hanging fellow citizens in effigy? Let's everyone get our families together-- moms, dads, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, tots-- and have a good old fashioned lynching next time! You know, for when effigies just aren't enough...

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Via Think Progress:

In July, protesters also hung Democratic Rep. Frank Kratovil (MD) in effigy outside his district office. (HT: Blue Virginia and Firedoglake)

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VIDEO: Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid ‘Burn In Hell!’ Contest

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By GottaLaff


On the YouTube page, the video is called "satirical". I'm sure he figures that will make him devoid of all responsibility for the results of its hate-filled content.

Cue Twilight Zone theme... Imagine if you will, the Democrats pulling something like this. Now imagine the resulting 32 news cycles of condemnation and predictions of a doomed Democratic party.

Next stop, the Zealot Zone:

One of the most notorious far-right activists is Randall Terry, who founded the organization Operation Rescue, a radical anti-choice group. [...]

Terry has launched a contest to encourage people to make videos burning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in effigy. Randall Terry’s press release states:

Join a Contest! Win Prizes!

Who Can make the best “Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid BURN IN HELL!” video?

First prize: Expenses paid for weekend here in DC during Roe vs Wade anniversary, Jan 22-24, including pro-life training seminar (Includes travel stipend!), and full Insurrecta Nex television series. [...]

Send link of your video by NOVEMBER 15, 2009 to: Burninhell@overturnroe.com

Legal Mumbo Jumbo: Obey local laws on open flames; be careful; if under 18, do not burn Nancy Pelosi in effigy unless your mom or dad is with you, and gives you permission, and strikes the match; do not burn yourself; do not burn another human being; do not burn small animals; do not burn large animals; do not burn anyone from PETA; and remember: this is not a threat to Nancy Pelosi’s or Harry Reid’s person…it is a prophetic witness of what awaits them when they die if they do not repent for this horrific sin.

See? It's not a threat. It's all in good fun.

Cue: Twilight Zone theme... fade to black.

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