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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:23 AM
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Some Idiot On Facebook Posted A Faux Obituary of President Obama
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 08:25 AM by Hissyspit
As reported by Progressive Muckraker blog yesterday. Page is down but there is screen capture at link:

http://www.progressivemuckraker.com/post/2011/04/24/Idi...

Some Idiot On Facebook Posted A Faux Obituary of President Obama

by Cheri4/24/2011

When coming back from my Easter Festivities, as I always do, I check my Facebook, email, website, and Facebook pages. Well, I was surprised to see a post from a fan of my Tea Party and Right Wing Rhetoric Exposed page that some right wing idiot decided to create a Facebook page that said "Barack Obama - R.I.P. Sweet Prince - 1961.08.04 - 2011.04.24". With among others, I reported it to Facebook for offensive material and called the Washington DC Secret Service branch, and the Agent told me they were "currently working on it" so thank God for that.

What gets me the most is that someone had to think of this in order to do it. This is the exact reason why I created that Facebook page because of things like this. I've had the page since January '11 and I have never came across something this morbid, disrespectful, and unpatriotic.

With the political spectrum starting to heat up with the recent budget debates and President Obama announcing his re-election we are prepared for the drones of trolls to come out and tell lies and be rude just to service themselves and discredit and degrade President Obama just like they had in 2008. This however is crossing the line. I hope that this is not a pre-cursor to what is to come during this new election cycle. What this person did in creating this page was blatantly wish death on President Obama. I am glad to see that within minutes of the page being reported by myself and the participants of my page, it was taken down within minutes but I was able to grab a few screenshots of the content.

DISCLAIMER - SOME OF THE COMMENTS MAY BE OFFENSIVE. I ONLY POST THESE TO SHED LIGHT ON THE RACISM OF EXTREME RIGHT WING
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Keith Bee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:27 AM
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1. In most cases.....
...I have found "idiot on Facebook" to be a redundancy. }(
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:47 AM
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2. Face book....I didn't like it the first time I saw it
Simply because people on there had no common sense....Posting private things aobut themselves, without realizing it can be read by any pervert out there...
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:59 AM
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3. Stupid practical joke, wishful thinking, or both.
Its really sick, but I fail to see the racism that the blogger sees.
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