Secret Service probing effigy of Obama in Carter's hometown

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010 5:24 PM
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PLAINS, Ga. — A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service says the agency is investigating an effigy of President Obama found hanging from a building in the hometown of former President Carter.

Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Saturday morning along Main Street in the small town of Plains.

According to footage from WALB-TV, the doll was hanging by a noose in front of a red, white and blue sign that says "Plains, Georgia. Home of Jimmy Carter, our 39th President." A witness told the television station that the doll wore a sign with Obama's name on it.

Donovan said the doll was removed Saturday. He declined further comment.

Officials in the Sumter County Sheriff's Department referred all calls to the Secret Service.

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the futurist
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the futurist 01/03/10 - 06:42 pm
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the dirty south speaks again

the dirty south speaks again

ionlyknow
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ionlyknow 01/03/10 - 06:51 pm
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I have to agree futurist.

I have to agree futurist. Some idiot (s) out there did this

Notreally
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Notreally 01/03/10 - 07:14 pm
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It's no shocker here... can

It's no shocker here... can you imagine the ones that don't make the news. Like I said and will continue to say, there are a lot of bitter angry white folks. Hatred as rised.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/03/10 - 07:14 pm
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Does it count that I have his

Does it count that I have his picture on my dartboard?

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/03/10 - 07:19 pm
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Of course, some old,

Of course, some old, traditional ways of expressing acute dislike or disgust, especially of certain public figures, no longer is viewed as permissible, unless of course it's someone like George W. Bust or Dick Cheney. In their cases, barely veiled threats get a pass. Big surprise.

Notreally
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Notreally 01/03/10 - 07:25 pm
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Surely there is a difference,

Surely there is a difference, how many white people you know in history was HANGED Fiat? get real.

TheDeerhunter
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TheDeerhunter 01/03/10 - 07:31 pm
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well, i do know of some white

well, i do know of some white men that have been hung: john brown (harpers ferry), AND the Jewish guy, leo frank of atl.

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joekm46 01/03/10 - 07:48 pm
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Way too funny! What a waste

Way too funny! What a waste of tax payer money sending secret service to investigate. And what for??? A real dummy!!

ispy4u
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ispy4u 01/03/10 - 07:59 pm
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NOTREALLY, surely your are "

NOTREALLY, surely your are " NOTREALLY", sorry for the pun, shocked by the response of the likes of FIAT, JOEKM and others? Just wait the the gang APEX, SMARTIE

happychimer
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happychimer 01/03/10 - 08:00 pm
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joe,our President is

joe,our President is protected whether you like it or not. The last one assassinated was John F. Kennedy, and several have been shot or threatened.I hope every comment that could be even a tiny threat is checked out.

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grinder48 01/03/10 - 08:03 pm
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Hanging an effigy of our
Unpublished

Hanging an effigy of our president ridiculous and out of bounds. obama is a horrible president, an arrogant inexperienced baffoon who's the laughing stock of world leaders and inplementing policies detrimental to our future. But he's still our president and must be protected at all cost. This could have been done by white people or black people (anyone remember Tawana Brawley?). It could be intended to stir people to back him who may otherwise oppose him. But this kind of behavior is not to be tolerated. Idiots voted him into office so we're stuck with him until at least the next election. It's up to right minded citzens to then vote him out of office.

Notreally
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Notreally 01/03/10 - 08:12 pm
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grinder48 he's that way only

grinder48 he's that way only in your eyes and those who see like you, to others he's doing an excellent job and has the country on track. Yours and all the others HATE for him is nothing new, I guess if they had burned a cross as well you would be screaming YEAH.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 01/03/10 - 08:28 pm
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Notreally, have you noticed

Notreally, have you noticed that they bring up Tawana Brawley, but forget Susan Smith or Richard Steward.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/03/10 - 08:45 pm
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You racists are nuts. Right

You racists are nuts. Right or wrong, politicians have been hanged in effigy for hundreds of years, and until fairly recently as time is counted, none of them were black. Do you nuts get that? As for white men being hanged, well, uhh, more of them have been hung than ever will be of black men. Get a freakin' clue you morons. It was how the death penalty was meted out for centuries in Europe and the US, and it still is in some places. GET OVER YOURSELVES! You aren't special because you're black, and neither is Odrama. You want all things equal, which I totally agree with, then man up and deal with it, just like you expect of whitey. And stop the stupid whine. You sound like spoiled brats and it makes people nauseous.

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 01/03/10 - 08:46 pm
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NotReally, do you actually

NotReally, do you actually know any history?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 01/03/10 - 08:59 pm
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Notreally, White people

Notreally, White people hanged in the US - Mary Surratt - White woman hanged 1865. Lynching statistics of whites from 1882 to 1968 by state - Alabama 48, Arizona 31, Arkansas 58, California 41, Colorado 65, Florida 25, Georgia 39, Idaho 20, Illinois 15, Indiana 33, Iowa 17, Kansas 35, Kentucky 63, Louisiana 56, Maine 1, Maryland 2, Michigan 7,Minnesota 5, Mississippi 42, Missouri 53, Montana 82, Nebraska 52, Nevada 6, New Jersey 1, New Mexico 33, New York 1, North Carolina 15, North Dakota 13, Ohio 10, Oklahoma 82, Oregon 20, Pennsylvania 2, South Carolina 4, South Dakota 27, Tennessee 47, Texas 141, Utah 6, Vermont 1, Virginia 17, Washington 25, West Virginia 20, Wisconsin 6, Wyoming 30

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overburdened_taxpayer 01/03/10 - 09:02 pm
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During the time period stated

During the time period stated above there were Total Whites:1,297 and total Blacks: 3,446 lynched in the statistics. Yes there were more Blacks but Blacks were not the only ones. This does not include legal executions. (Statistics provided by the Archives at Tuskegee Institute.)

Notreally
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Notreally 01/03/10 - 09:16 pm
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But what Impact the 1,297 had

But what Impact the 1,297 had on history, what is their story was HATE 99% the cause of ther demise? there is a difference.

Notreally
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Notreally 01/03/10 - 09:21 pm
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LOL Fiat HUSH, you hate Obama

LOL Fiat HUSH, you hate Obama simply because.

dani
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dani 01/03/10 - 09:22 pm
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ACCORDING TO THE OLD WESTERNs

ACCORDING TO THE OLD WESTERNs such as "Hang em High" lots of whites were hung, Course they were the ones wearing the dark hats.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 01/03/10 - 09:22 pm
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"Sarah Palin Hanged in Effigy

"Sarah Palin Hanged in Effigy October 28, 2008 while a US Vice Presidential candidate. The home also had an effigy of John McCain, popping out of a chimney surrounded by fake flames.
Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, said drivers and bus passengers have been stopping to snap pictures of the macabre scene. Morisette said if the noose scene had featured Barack Obama, there might have been more outrage and maybe even vandalism to the home." WHY was that treated different than an effigy of Obama?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 01/03/10 - 09:25 pm
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Lynching is lynching no

Lynching is lynching no matter the race. A mob determined for whatever reason that a person or persons should not live because that mob didn't like what they did.

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 01/03/10 - 09:26 pm
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"Surely there is a

"Surely there is a difference, how many white people you know in history was HANGED Fiat? get real." Posted by Notreally on Sun Jan 3, 2010 6:25 PM - You are given some and then you want to change your argument as to why. All those lynched were for HATE. White or Black. So maybe YOU need to get real.

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corgimom 01/03/10 - 09:49 pm
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Overburdened, 1) it was an

Overburdened, 1) it was an obvious Halloween display 2) it WAS investigated 3) news flash, neither Palin or McCain are the President and they never have been 4) it wasn't done anonymously. But tell me, how was it treated differently?

overburdened_taxpayer
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overburdened_taxpayer 01/03/10 - 10:02 pm
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It was treated differently by

It was treated differently by the public and thought to be funny by the person that did it. Serious candidates for the two highest offices should be respected just as much as the person who holds it.

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johnsdad 01/03/10 - 10:41 pm
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It was Jimmma Cataar--he

It was Jimmma Cataar--he doesn't like the moron emulating him so much~~~ If it were not "Jimmma", they would have hung him in efigy along with the moron!

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godbeeaug 01/03/10 - 10:48 pm
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It's expected,After all

It's expected,After all Georgia was lit up in red on election night.Some people will be stuck in old racist ways til they go to the grave!!!!!!

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GGpap 01/04/10 - 12:05 am
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Fiat and JoeK (and others):

Fiat and JoeK (and others): Perhaps you've missed the point; this may not have been just an infantile demonstration against our president, it may instead have been an evil, racially motivated attempt to instigate others to do more dastardly deeds down the road. GGpap

KSL
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KSL 01/04/10 - 12:14 am
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Come on Pap, get real!

Come on Pap, get real!

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KSL 01/04/10 - 12:18 am
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I don't think you need to

I don't think you need to worry about the Prez, Pap. He's got quite the security force around him. While those heavily trained forces securing him from international threats are busy protecting him, I think they can certainly inadvertently protect him from some South Georgia yokels threatening him!

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