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'No-Bama' hanging chair: Is it
a protest? Or a symbolic lynching?

Los Angeles Times, by Kim Murphy

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/6/2012 5:03:21 PM

Seattle - If a chair hangs in a tree, does it represent murder? The debate on whether lawn chairs with the president's name on them and hanging from trees are innocent references to Clint Eastwood's famous "empty chair" rant at the Republican National Convention -- or symbolic lynchings of America’s first African American president -- now spans the country. A white plastic chair suspended above a yard in Camas, Wash., is the latest exhibit. Like the others before it, including in Austin, Texas, and Centreville, Va., the chair is marked "No-Bama." Next to it, a large chalkboard says: "Are you

Oh yes, here comes this stuff from the media again. Any protest against 0bama which involves putting something in a tree or suspended in your yard instead of on the ground is ''racist.'' See the article for how the violent Marxist left responds to free speech. Free speech is fine for them as long is it's their own and they agree with it.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: kiwinews, 10/6/2012 5:16:24 PM     (No. 8914716)

Oh pish tush! Some people are just cranks. Looks like hanging baskets will be banned as offensive next.

Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/6/2012 5:16:46 PM     (No. 8914717)

I suspect the only reason to hang the chair in the tree is to prevent an Obama supporter from stealing it off your lawn.




Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 10/6/2012 5:18:03 PM     (No. 8914721)

The 'leave my board alone' is directly drawn from Dr. Sheldon Cooper from the big bang theory. Nothing more.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 10/6/2012 5:18:04 PM     (No. 8914722)

If we are so easily rattled by something like this, then we are done.

Those who fought and won the freedom of this nation would consider us quite insane for wasting more thought on this than you would to take a dump.

Reply 5 - Posted by: tompaq, 10/6/2012 5:18:16 PM     (No. 8914723)

They've hung them in the trees because the lefties in the neighborhood steal the chairs. Hope and chains!! The race card has been played so many times that the left wingers are running out of cards. How about hanging an empty suit in the tree? That would work too.

Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/6/2012 5:20:28 PM     (No. 8914728)

Oh, for crying out loud.

I imagine most put their chairs out that way to keep them from being moved or stolen.

Only the Raaaaaaaaacists see this lynching meaning.

They are the ones promoting dog whistles that even dogs can't hear and other such malarkey.

If their candidate was not losing, we wouldn't hear a peep.

Reply 7 - Posted by: maggie2u, 10/6/2012 5:27:28 PM     (No. 8914739)

If the leftists can call a crucifix in a jar of urine and a picture of the Mother of Jesus covered in cow dung artwork, a chair hanging from a tree can too.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Not Always Right, 10/6/2012 5:34:20 PM     (No. 8914750)

Funny but I do not recall the Left whining when Sarah Palin was hung in effigy on Halloween in West Hollywood. Guess it is ok to symbolically lynch a white woman but racist to do it to an empty chair. It must mean that the Left really does consider the president an empty chair.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Dante, 10/6/2012 5:35:29 PM     (No. 8914753)

Zero has no african-american blood, he is Kenyan on his fathers side and psychotic narcissist on his mother's.

Reply 10 - Posted by: DARling, 10/6/2012 5:41:20 PM     (No. 8914764)

That First Amendment thing only goes one way with liberals.

The reason you hang up a chair is because it is, in no uncertain terms, your property. A chair on the lawn or in your driveway is easy pickings.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 10/6/2012 5:48:05 PM     (No. 8914770)

I would much prefer to see a hanging empty suit!
If any one asks, your clothes dryer broke down!

Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/6/2012 5:58:31 PM     (No. 8914782)

#11 - it would be worth a trip to the Goodwill thrift shop for a used suit to hang in the tree.




Reply 13 - Posted by: strike3, 10/6/2012 6:03:25 PM     (No. 8914790)

Spread some tar all over your chair and then watch the buzzing start. That would have all sorts of connotations.

Reply 14 - Posted by: Lefticide, 10/6/2012 6:13:52 PM     (No. 8914798)

Freedom of speech.

Reply 15 - Posted by: blizzard, 10/6/2012 6:17:02 PM     (No. 8914802)

If Snoop can call Romney a white n*****, then there should be no complaining about a hanging chair.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Blue Hen1, 10/6/2012 6:31:05 PM     (No. 8914822)

Have had an empty chair sitting on my lawn for over a month with no problem. Doubt if there are any intelligent lefties in the area to know what it means anyway.

Reply 17 - Posted by: oriton, 10/6/2012 6:40:28 PM     (No. 8914833)

There the leftists go projecting again. Hey leftists, the chains, ropes, water hoses and racism belonged to your party. People are tired of charges of racism and excuses for the boy wonder.




Reply 18 - Posted by: Bucolic Buffalo, 10/6/2012 6:42:57 PM     (No. 8914839)

Shouting on this forum, and your habitual rant against reading LA Times articles will get you blocked. LCom Staff.

Reply 19 - Posted by: phosita, 10/6/2012 6:51:36 PM     (No. 8914850)

op, there appears to be a problem w/ your keyboard, perhaps your caps lock is stuck??

Reply 20 - Posted by: Bonaman, 10/6/2012 7:04:04 PM     (No. 8914876)

Not this diversion tactic again, Kimmie.

We're not falling for this crap anymore............


Reply 21 - Posted by: Sherlock, 10/6/2012 7:23:05 PM     (No. 8914914)

If Americans have to worry about every little thing they do or say, no matter how innocence it is, than for that very reason we should NEVER elect a minority again!.... what I mean to say is, UNTIL those on the left STOP using the pure racists, race card and the blacks, etc, stop thinking they are so special, then we should NEVER consider electing another black. (they) are not ready to lead this country. I`m sick of all the SPECIAL people...Period.

Reply 22 - Posted by: MargaretM., 10/6/2012 7:36:33 PM     (No. 8914926)

#21 Agreeing with you -- sad isn't it? The race-baiters have ginned up the black "community" (their own word for them, no whites are included)to the point where only a Rep. Allen West or Reverend Manning could be trusted with higher office. I have some valued black acquaintences who are well-educated and wealthier than I am, but who seem to buy into their special status.

We're all in this together and no one living has owned slaves in this country and no one has been a slave, so can we just stop the nonsense before a civil war breaks out again?



Reply 23 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 10/6/2012 7:37:47 PM     (No. 8914927)

That explains why lefties want to ban Christmas. That holiday has lots of stuff hanging on trees.

Reply 24 - Posted by: luandir, 10/6/2012 7:39:11 PM     (No. 8914929)

It's a sure sign that too many on the left have far too much free time, no doubt subsidized by too large a government.

Reply 25 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 10/6/2012 7:40:52 PM     (No. 8914932)

I'd say it's symbolic of an increasingly oppressive government bringing us to heel.

Reply 26 - Posted by: velox, 10/6/2012 7:51:31 PM     (No. 8914953)

I put my empty chair on top of my wall in front of my house rather than hanging it from a tree.
I also bought about 50 American flags to put all around my property, the week before the election. Studies show when people see the American flag flown they tend to vote more conservative.
The flags are a very cheap investment.
I would suggest all L-dotters do the same.
A million flags flying would be a good start.

Reply 27 - Posted by: Crosscut, 10/6/2012 7:52:57 PM     (No. 8914955)

Wouldn't it be better to leave the vulgarity and nastiness to the ignorant of the left? It demonstrates why they cannot be allowed to get control of the government and it's agencies. Why stoop to their level?

Reply 28 - Posted by: farmwife, 10/6/2012 8:54:47 PM     (No. 8915012)

If you constantly hear a dog whistle, that means you are a dog.

Reply 29 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 10/6/2012 9:14:33 PM     (No. 8915038)

We don't want President Obama to die, we just want him to RETIRE/ and have a wonderful time in Hawaii for the rest of his life. The chair
in the tree is so folks realize what it is meant to represent. An empty chair on the lawn in front of a house could be just that, an empty lawn chair that someone sits in, but up in a tree, it stands for Mr O's intellectual
abilities and leadership.

Reply 30 - Posted by: Kayworthy, 10/6/2012 9:41:00 PM     (No. 8915073)

Every president on Mt Rushmore has been hung in effigy. Why is Obama's chair so special?

Reply 31 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/6/2012 10:50:50 PM     (No. 8915152)

FTA: The image of the chair is associated with the President.

Finally!!! they get it on the other side!!!!

Reply 32 - Posted by: Muguy, 10/7/2012 8:49:50 AM     (No. 8915534)

I guess the media will rant and try to make 'viral' anything that could in the least possible way be considered stereotypically "racist" by connotation...

So ANYTHING or anyone who tries to tie things such as the word 'lazy' is branded in the media even though Obama said he was in an interview.

Heaven help the poor soul who might make any reference to watermelon, fried chicken, greens or the like.

I love watermelon, fried chicken and greens, but nobody ever called me a racist...

BTW, I do think the Faroah does like fried chicken just like me...


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