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Secret Service pays visit to Maine town official because of racist Facebook post calling for Obama to be shot

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Meet David Marsters, via the Portland Press Herald:

David Marsters, 68, who is running for selectman, says he told Secret Service agents who questioned him Tuesday that he was not threatening the president when he posted the message at 8:17 p.m. Friday. It appeared above a picture of Obama and a link to a story about how some Republican lawmakers think the president deserves to be impeached.

The message said, "Shoot the ..." and included a racial slur.

Of course Marsters is denying it was a threat, saying, "I might have used the wrong words. ... I didn't say I was going to do it."

No, you didn't say YOU were going to do it, just that somebody, anybody, should. I'd say that + racist language = more than "wrong words." Then again, your conservative "family values" appear to be different than mine.

Here's what else he said:

"What I really meant to say is, 'When are we going to get rid of this (expletive),'" he said. "I should have said, 'I hope the bastard dies.'"

MUCH better! Who would ever find that offensive?

Local police officers, the Secret Service and CIA agents all paid him a visit. They wrote up a report, but Marsters wasn't arrested. Yet. Being the patriotic paragon of law enforcement, America, and apple pie he is, I hope he served them cookies and lemonade!

Did I mention Marsters is a retired police officer?

That would make him someone who people turn to for help. Methinks the guy who incites violence, calls for the assassination of the President of the United States, and posts despicable, hate-filled words is the one who needs a whole lot of help.

Steve Wessler, a former civil rights prosecutor for the Maine Attorney General who helps investigate hate crimes:

"Just think about how a 14-year-old black boy or girl reacts to hearing there are people not only referring to the president by that word, but talking about 'We want to shoot him.' That's extraordinarily degrading."

But hey, Marsters justified his actions, so we're good:

"I'm not prejudiced," he said. "There's a lot of people in the white community I don't like either."

See? He's an equal opportunity hater! What's the big deal?

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In other Facebook posts, he expressed more disdain for President Obama and links to a bunch of right-wing websites. Here's an example of one of those posts:

"Everyone says he has to go, but guess what. ... (he) will be voted in again. So sad that people can be buffaloed by him. Maybe Seal Team 6 should look him up."

That would be the same Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden.

So why does he hate the president so much? He says it's because Obama uses a Teleprompter, needed more experience, plus Marsters is not a fan of the president's policies like-- wait for it-- immigration and food stamps.

And when a Facebook commenter reminded Mr. Police Officer that the First Amendment doesn't allow people to shoot the president or encourage anyone else to commit such a crime, his response was, "He is not a legal president."

Did I mention that he wants every county resident to own a gun?

I'll end with these screen grabs from his Facebook page:

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FB racist Obama hater Marsters 3(Note the misspelling. Yet another illiterate racist.)

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H/t: My pal @Anomaly100 at FreakOutNation

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Video Mid Day Distraction- White House responds to Secret Service Shapeshifter conspiracy

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They had me at "Zionist Cabal".

A new conspiracy video claims the Secret Service assigned a shapeshifting alien to President Obama's security detail, but the White House dismisses the claim, adding that even if they did have such a program, it would likely be cut due to the sequester.

The video's narrator claims that an agent guarding Obama during his March 4 speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee “could be a shapeshifter alien humanoid working for the powers that be, caught in a high-definition video during an event of the Zionist cabal.”

“I can’t confirm the claims made in this video, but any alleged program to guard the president with aliens or robots would likely have to be scaled back or eliminated in the sequester,” wrote Caitlin Hayden, chief spokeswoman for the National Security Council. “I’d refer you to the Secret Service or Area 51 for more details.”

Wired notes that this isn't an explicit denial. So maybe the conspiracy theorist is right and an "ancient extra-terrestrial race" is "pulling the strings of mankind."

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Quickie- George W. Bush is the Most Expensive Ex-President

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But, but, but.... JOE BIDEN! Via Taegan.

Politico reports the federal government "spent nearly $3.7 million on former presidents last year. That covers a $200,000 pension, compensation and benefits for office staff, and other costs like travel, office space and postage."

"The costliest former president? George W. Bush, who clocked in at just over $1.3 million. That includes almost $400,000 for 8,000 square feet of office space and $85,000 in telephone costs."

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Bonus Cartoon of the Day- President Obama's New Security Detail

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I'm not much on over hyping the Secret Service broohahaha, but this cartoon made me laugh. Rulers still make me flinch.Via.

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Video- Sarah Palin Reacts To News That Secret Service Agent In Scandal Was On Her ’08 Security Detail

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I miss Sar. Via our alternate reality friends at Mediaite.

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Quickie- Newt Gingrich Still Has Secret Service Protection

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Because he's still officially a presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich is "likely costing the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars a day with his Secret Service detail on the campaign trail," the Daily Caller reports.

Gingrich recently had three people on his personal security detail, though sometimes there are "many more."

I know in the big picture it's not much, but it feels very wrong for tax payers to be footing the bill for what is obviously now just a vanity campaign to generate income in the future. Give it up Newt. Via.

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VIDEO- Mitt Romney: "It's been fun getting to know Ted Nugent"... the guy the Secret Service is investigating.

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DNC video: "Mitt Romney: 'It's been fun getting to know Ted Nugent'"

How fun! Willard is getting all buddy-buddy with someone the Secret Service would  like to get to know, too! Maybe they can all be BFF and hang out and stuff.

They better hurry, because soon Willard will deny knowing Ted, and the whole magic moment will be over.

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