Archive for effigy

Video- Kentucky Man Defends Watermelon-Holding Obama Display


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.


Conservative students to apologize to President Obama for burning effigy


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.


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


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.


VIDEO: Barack Obama Burned in Effigy in Wisconsin Bar


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.