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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 11:39 am
    Link: Texas Man Lynches Empty Chair From Tree - Austin homeowner, Bud Johnson, tied an empty chair from his tree in a racist statement against Obama. Story in credits.
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    ForSquirel Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 11:57 am
    that`s not even a proper noose.. pffft.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    First off, it`s not a "hangman`s noose" it`s just a knot.
    Secondly: How many of these stories turn out to be faked by Democrats? A VERY high percentage.
    Thirdly: dozens, if not hundreds did worse than this during protests against Bush with not a peep of condemnation from the press.

    No doubt the IAB Liberal Brigade will have a hissy fit, even if it is proven fake later they`ll not be bothered to notice that...

    Oh, and I cannot wait for the first comment to suggest ALL REPUBLICANS THINK THIS after enduring lectures about Muslims being "peaceful" lolz!
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:02 pm
    "easily interpret"
    how? i see the kids just playing with some rope and a chair
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    Bantangoo Male 30-39
    133 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm
    OOOOH, a chair...

    click for story...
    no
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    Doiknowyou Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    You shouldn`t expect more from a Texan called Bud Johnson...Just sayin`
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    BoredFrank Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Still won`t get that dumbass Romney elected!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Seriously, we`re posting stories from unknown partisan political blogs now? The only humor here is 5Cats`s statement, "How many of these stories turn out to be faked by Democrats? A VERY high percentage."
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    >_< why does hanging something have to be racist? Shouldn`t it just be threatening? But nope, its a hate crime as well.

    FFS I`m getting tired of this crap.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    "OMG something awful and offensive.. it`s racist because it`s against a black man" .. it may be just me but isn`t that, in fact, racism?
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    What Frank said.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    *Yawn*
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
    406 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    @Justin9235

    It is racist if it is inspired by the fact that the man it is against is of a different race or ethnicity. If the man just happens to be of a different race or ethnicity but that doesn`t contribute or act as a causing agent for the act, then how is that racist?

    Thats like saying if you get in an argument with a black person, you`re racist. How dare you disrespect their point of view!
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    South Park did an episode on almost this exact situation. The racists are the ones who make it about race when it doesn`t have to be.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    September 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm
    Aw c`mon people, don`t be intentionally dense. It`s the alleged connection between "Empty chair" (now associated with Obama thanks to Clint Eastwood) and "hanging" (long associated with racist violence) that makes it racist. If he was a white president, I doubt anyone would have even come up with the idea to lynch an empty chair, so yes... it is racist. And now that the asshat has added an American flag to his... shall we call it "art installation?" it more than proves he is referring to the President. In poor taste, in my opinion, but hey... free speech, right?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm
    That chair is Olive it`s obviously an anti middle eastern statement!!!!!
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 1:05 pm
    i dont understand the connection, in any case, it`s a shame it`s not the real obama, plus the rest of the government. But, there would be another line of corrupt non-nice individuals standing there waiting to take their place, so it doesn`t matter.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    There are some double standards that people conveniently ignore. History has a lot of horrible racist instances of blacks being compared to monkeys. To do that today still is racist to the older generation. History has a lot of horrible racist instances of black people being lynched. To do that in an effigy today still is racist to the older generation. These double standards will go away over time as the new generation gets further away from our racist past but we are far from being there. Instead of pretending that we are already there why can`t people just admit there are d1ckheads on both sides? It really confuses me when people stick up for racists like this guy. He knew what he was saying in his statement. Pretending he didn`t is disingenuous.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 1:23 pm
    I`m sticking up for this guy because we have no idea if he`s racist, just automatically assuming. Refer to my picture of Bush being hanged. It`s the same thing. It`s important that people have the right to free speech without being categorically labeled racist for a rather common practice.

    And the only way to be "over" the racist past is to be over it. Simple. I know I am. In a post-racial society, you can`t have different conditions apply to different groups of people based on superficial physical traits. The racial collective doesn`t even exist, it`s imaginary. So it follows, if it`s ok to hang a `white` man in effigy, it`s ok to do it to a biracial person. Different standards cannot exist for different races. That`s racist. By definition. For serious.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm



    NO ONES CARES ABOUT THE WHITE HANGING CHAIR! THAT`S RACIST!!
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    That bloody racist has every right to hang that chair. Free speech. I, however,Have every right to hate Texas and believe there isn`t one worth knowing.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm
    "And the only way to be "over" the racist past is to be over it. Simple. I know I am. In a post-racial society, you can`t have different conditions apply to different groups of people based on superficial physical traits. The racial collective doesn`t even exist, it`s imaginary. So it follows, if it`s ok to hang a `white` man in effigy, it`s ok to do it to a biracial person. Different standards cannot exist for different races. That`s racist. By definition. For serious."

    We`re not in a post-racial society. That was my point. The new generation like you are. Society is getting there but sadly we are far from being there. Racism will die out with the passing of certain members of the older generations.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    That`s not a noose.
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    schecter5 Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    @Zeegrr60:

    I and for one support your choice to hate every Texas you can!
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    September 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    LMFAO @ this entire thing.

    It`s a f*ckin` chair.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    September 20, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    @schecter5: Hehehe, I see what you did there.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    @TruTenrMan No, it`s a folding chair.
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    djlazar Male 30-39
    185 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    What`s "racist" about this? Once again, stupid IAB post.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    chalket-" "hanging" (long associated with racist violence)

    Why is "hanging" associated only with racist violence? "Hanging" has been used on horsethieves, murders, drug traffickers, etc. of every race there is. It`s be around for centuries.

    Exactly WHY is it `racist`?

    chalket-" If he was a white president, I doubt anyone would have even come up with the idea to lynch"

    Well the fact that Bush was white, as was Clinton, Reagan and Carter, and each of them was hung in effigy hundreds of times, pretty much disproves that statement.

    chalket-"so yes... it is racist"

    Nope, it`s just a chair. YOU, on the other hand, appear to harbor some racist tendencies.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    Do I support free speech? Yes. Do I support this man`s right to hang a chair from a tree? Yes. Do I support Westboro Baptist`s right to protest Marine funerals? Yes. Do I like any of it? No. Nor do I like idiots who`ve hung Bush, Clinton, Daddy Bush, Reagan, Carter or Ford, etc., in effigy. That`s just beyond the pale. To pretend this chair doesn`t represent Obama, though? That`s just being wilfully ignorant. The guy admits to it in other articles. Is he allowed? Sure. Is it a dumbass dratnut move? Yes.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    September 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm
    Plus, Southpark already covered the silly topic of "is it racist" far better than we can here in Season 4, Episode 8 "Chef Goes Nanners".

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    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    Here we have the media blowing something out of proportion.. A yawn-worthy everyday occurence.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:41 pm
    What`s "racist" about this?
    An intellectually bankrupt liberal Democrat reporter SAYS it`s racist! THAT`S what`s racist about it! Haven`t you been paying attention for the past 4 years?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    To pretend this chair doesn`t represent Obama, though? That`s just being wilfully ignorant. The guy admits to it in other articles.
    Right, but that doesn`t make it racist. There are plenty of reasons to hate Obama`s stinking guts without ever considering race.
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    banjolegs Male 30-39
    176 posts
    September 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm
    racist or not..It`s pretty bloody stupid.
    " I shall hang a chair from the tree in my front yard to demonstrate my anger and disapproval of the present government." Yeah, that`ll show `em. Has he even tied a proper noose?
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2012 at 5:03 am
    I had a feeling it was about lynching a black dude ha. Stupid
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    September 21, 2012 at 6:40 am
    I`m so awesome and my opinions are the most important ones and everyone wants to know them
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    September 21, 2012 at 6:48 am
    Republicans are taking this invisible Obama in a chair thing pretty seriously, huh?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6158 posts
    September 21, 2012 at 9:35 am
    patchgrabber-"Republicans are taking this invisible Obama in a chair thing pretty seriously"

    In reality, it`s just an extension of Obama being an empty suit, but it`s easier to find an empty chair than build a suit with nothing in it (would be a cool effect, though).

    The main point: Obama continues to demonstrate he`s more interested in golfing, appearning on tv and parying with stars than actually `do the president thing`.

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