Wed Aug 1, 2012, 09:07 AM
doeriver (763 posts)
Kelly Keisling, Tennessee Legislator, Mass Emailed Obama 'Staged Assassination' Rumor
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WASHINGTON -- A Republican member of the Tennessee state legislature emailed constituents Tuesday morning with a rumor circulating in conservative circles that President Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening.
Rep. Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) sent an email from his state email account to constituents containing a rumor that Obama and the Department of Homeland Security are planning a series of events that could lead to the imposition of "martial law" and delay the election. Among the events hypothesized in the email is a staged assassination attempt on the president that would lead to civil unrest in urban areas and martial law.
Keisling appears to have forwarded a more widely circulated email from Joe Angione, a Florida-based conservative blogger. Angione prefaces the rumor by saying it has not been confirmed but likewise notes it has not been denied. Angione also writes that people need to work to prevent the rumor from becoming reality.
The conspiracy theory started with an article written by Doug Hammon and posted on CanadaFreePress.com, which he said arose from conversations he had with an informant within the Department of Homeland Security.
The Constitution Party of Florida posted the same Angione story on their website this week. Party chairman Mark Pilling wrote a note saying that he believes some sort of unrest will occur this year...
Tennessee General Assembly - Rep. Kelly Keisling (official state biograaphy web page)
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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 04:06 AM
southerncrone (4,552 posts)
9. Byrdstown! LOL LOL LOL LOL
So backwoods oxygen can't get in.
Population = 810 That's eight hundred ten! The entire county only has 5,061 people.
This guy's probably never been out of the state & afraid of his own shadow.
It's goobers like this that constantly reinforce our image as backwoods hillbillies.