Grassy Knolls

“The original coffin in which suspected Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was buried will go on the block on Dec. 16, with bids starting at $1,000… Oswald was buried in the casket until 1981, when a legal dispute between his widow and brother led to an exhumation.” [MSNBC, via Political Wire]

Some Bozo in Philly (callback!) threw a book at the President on Sunday, but never mind that. When we visited the Daily Mail website to filch the photo, strange blue targets appeared on Obama’s person. And then we saw it: They’re hotspots for a popup display advertising the clothes being worn. Stay classy, Fleet Street!

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Speaking of miscoded racism, let’s take a swig of the real stuff:

In Roseto, Pa., a carnival company closed down a shooter game called “Alien Attack,” after complaints and news stories that President Obama was one of the targets.

The black “alien leader” is holding a scroll titled “Health Bill” and wearing a presidential seal belt buckle. He also has antennae and a troll doll with a KISS T-shirt on his shoulder…

“She [a carnival-goer] said she was offended by it. I said if you are, you might want to be. But you’re interpreting it as being Obama. We’re not interpreting it as Obama,” said the owner, Irvin Good Jr.

Why, yes, the Secret Service had a few words with Mr. Good. Why do you ask?

Church Carnival Sets Up Shooter Game With Obama As Target [TPM]

Roseto carnival game message: ‘Step right up and shoot’ Barack Obama [Lehigh Valley Express-Times]

“A Jefferson County teacher picked the wrong example when he used assassinating President Barack Obama as a way to teach angles to his geometry students… The teacher was apparently teaching his geometry students about parallel lines and angles, officials said. He used the example of where to stand and aim if shooting Obama.” [Birmingham News]

Ron Paul, reacting to news that the CIA runs attack drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan, raises Frank Church from the dead:

There’s been a coup, have you heard? It’s the CIA coup. The CIA runs everything, they run the military. They’re the ones who are over there lobbing missiles and bombs on countries… And of course the CIA is every bit as secretive as the Federal Reserve… And yet think of the harm they have done since they were established [after] World War II. They are a government unto themselves. They’re in businesses, in drug businesses, they take out dictators… We need to take out the CIA.

It was nice knowin’ ya, Ron. Say hi to Jack and Hoffa for us.

Ron Paul: After ‘CIA coup,’ agency ‘runs military’ [Raw Story]

Last night there were wingnuts on my lawn.

On a day when the world is drinking a Coke in celebration of Pax Obama, some unsettling news from war-torn South Floridastan — a Second Amendment love-in at a shooting gallery got a little out of hand:

Armed with handguns and AK-47 and AR-15 assault rifles, the members of the Southeast Broward Republican Club abandoned the usual community center for their club meeting this week, and gathered at a gun range where they fired bullets instead of political bombshells…

Though most of the targets of gunfire were standard gun-range fare — large silhouettes of a human figure — a few shooters used large color posters instead. They depicted a menacing figure, adorned in a kaffiyeh, the kind of headdress worn by the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The person in the picture was holding a rocket-propelled grenade.

One of the shooters at the Tuesday evening event was Robert Lowry, a Republican candidate hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Weston. Lowry’s target had the letters “DWS” next to the silhouette head.

Remember the rule here: The more folks we can get on board to foment assassination, the less chance any single person can be blamed for it.

Broward Republicans go gunning [South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

Kiss Kiss.So, who’s calling for a presidential assassination today?

After an audience member shouted a question about “Obama tags” during a discussion on wolves, [Idaho Republican gubernatorial candidate Rex] Rammell responded, “The Obama tags? We’d buy some of those.”

Rammell, a veterinarian and former elk rancher from Idaho Falls, said his comment was a joke and he would never seriously talk about President Obama that way, although he doesn’t support anything Obama’s done as president.

“I was just being sarcastic. That was just a joke,” Rammell said. “I would never support him being assassinated.”

On the one hand, we’ve been making JFK jokes pretty much all our life. On the other hand, our usual audience doesn’t include idiots toting assault rifles.

Rammell howls at Otter for not buying wolf tag [Twin Falls (Idaho) Times-News, via Political Wire]