Openly racist woman's anti-Obama display: Bayonet-stabbed chair hanging from noose

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"We can do that in this country," Laura Mulholland says of her backyard display.
:::: UPDATE :::: Laura Mulholland, Rochester anti-Obama racist, has a public Facebook profile

A week after Wisconsin resident Thomas Savka made waves with his "HANG in there OBAMA" sign (he says it's intended as a message of support for the president!), Rochester resident Laura Mulholland has upped the ante.

SEE ALSO: "Hang in there Obama" sign, adorned with noose, displayed on Wisconsin roadway

Mulholland packed an impressive amount of symbolism into her backyard anti-Obama display, which features a bayonet-stabbed empty chair hanging from a noose.

The noose symbolizes her racism, the empty chair her fondness for Clint Eastwood's head-scratcher of an RNC speech, and the bayonet refers to Obama's infamous "horses and bayonets" quip at Romney during the final presidential debate.

From KAAL TV:
The woman at the home openly told us the chair represents President Obama, as it did in Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention. She also told us the noose is intended to target the President's race...

"The noose was my husband's idea. The chair, we got that from when Clint Eastwood spoke to that empty chair at the Republican National Convention. That's where we got the idea to hang the empty chair from the tree," said Laura Mulholland. She stands behind her display and says it was meant to spread a message.

"President Obama needs to go, by the ballot box. He needs to go. What he's done hasn't been good for our country," said Mulholland...

"I can say what I want, and yes you can be offended, but just because your offended doesn't mean that this is wrong," said Mulholland. Mulholland says the First Amendment protects her display and admits it's aimed at the President's race...
As you'd imagine, some of Mulholland neighbors are less than thrilled with the way she's chosen to endorse Romney.

"When my son and I drove by and I saw a hanging wooden chair, like a lynching, it just seemed beyond, to me, how we should be sharing our speech this political season, Jim Postier told KAAL, adding that he finds the display "very offensive."

Racists in Rochester also made headlines earlier this year for spray-painting Somali homes with "KKK" and swastikas, so perhaps Minnesota's third-largest city is further south than previously thought.


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causneffct
causneffct

The reason she does this kind of thing = city pages will cover it!  A) she live in Rochester B) MN is a Democrat state so who cares?  City Pages you are almost on par with Vita.mn for shitty articles. ...and yes free speech means hate speech is welcome.... censorship is for the meek and weak minded,

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

oh, and i'll bet anybody who DID threaten BUSH with a hangin' or a stabbin' DID get investigated by someone

Marc Spencer
Marc Spencer

"President Obama needs to go, by the ballot box. He needs to go. What he's done hasn't been good for our country," said Mulholland... she says, what's he done that HASN'T been good for our country??

dadio86
dadio86

Republicans are so classy

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

And someone defeating the purpose of all this outrage

"Jenny Hauschildt

Good luck with that. May I suggest she keeps her cell phone in hand for emergencies at all times."

 

So Jenny doesn't like a persons political display and is suggesting that, that same person may be physically assaulted?

True Allison
True Allison

I say stop making lawn art and get your ass to work

Daniel Anderson
Daniel Anderson

"Whatever happened to these offenses against our President of the United States being brought up on charges?" Did anyone get charged when people threatened George Bush? Freedom of speech doesn't just apply to things we agree with.

KillWhitey
KillWhitey

It's funny how our 1st amendment is used to spread hatred and disgust. What good is it if it allows people to insight hatred in one another?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

The Obama adminstration spent the week making sure their response to Hurricane Sandy was perfect.  Their smarts and hard work saved lives.  Ask Gov. Chris Christie.   Meanwhile this doofus spent the week trying to figure out how to hang a chair from a tree.   The choice is simple everyone.  Vote DFL 2012. 

Tishawna Thomas
Tishawna Thomas

That's what I'm saying! It's sad to think authorities would simply laugh this off?

Rose Vanyo
Rose Vanyo

Whatever happened to these offenses against our President of the United States being brought up on charges? How is it that this is not considered a crime against our nation? You can't tamper with an American flag but you can symbolize lynching our president?! LUDICROUS

Joseph Drizzle
Joseph Drizzle

Maybe she just really really hates old wooden chairs. Jk

Tishawna Thomas
Tishawna Thomas

and that could be considered a death threat to the president, which I'm suprised would be taken so lightly...

Dan Mason
Dan Mason

"let's move to rochester minnesota" - said no one ever.

Geargirl
Geargirl

How about you put her picture in the paper as well!  We all want to see who this woman and her husband are.  Just so we can all avoid them.

Brenna Galvin
Brenna Galvin

Well, the first amendment doesn't protect hate speech

WilliamJ83
WilliamJ83

GOP!  GOP!  GOP!  In the GOP's attempt to win (mostly white) "undecided" voters they haven't even tried to hide their racism.  That's what's empowering scum like these people to do crap like this.  GOP, this stuff will not be forgotten anytime soon

Jenny Hauschildt
Jenny Hauschildt

Good luck with that. May I suggest she keeps her cell phone in hand for emergencies at all times.

MikeW
MikeW

The "First Amendment" also ensures that certain people will self-identify as pimples on the arse of humanity.  At least we know who to avoid then.

PaulRyan
PaulRyan

 @CasLee If you think Romney/Ryan won all 4 debates, then you have zero credibility, and everything else you wrote means nothing.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @WilliamJ83 Just to ask as civilly as possible. Why would you blame the GOP for this? That's like blaming/accusing all liberal/Dems of conspiracy to commit and incite a presidential assassination and or rioting because of recent twitter posts regarding the consequences of Romney being elected.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland Republicans interupt the President and treat him with disrepect.  Republicans pretend Obama was born in Kenya and is a Muslim.   Rush Limbaugh is the leader of the GOP and constantly race baits.  Glen Beck called Obama a racist.   Fox News, Drudge Report, and Daily Caller constantly race bait.   You and other Republican commenters on here constantly race bait and use sexist and homophobic language.  It's very obvious what is behind your and other Republicans hate of Barack Obama.   That's why you are willing to vote for a rich draft dodging tax dodging cult member over the guy who had killed Osama Bin Laden. 

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@CinBlueland @MicheleBachmann : bin laden again, come on. It's amazing how people form an opinion based on absolutely nothing. There is no evidence to even suggest "osama bin laden" is/was even real, just people's word.

marevitals
marevitals

I'm super pumped that Obama has created a "disposition matrix" the last few years, now we can just systematically murder people in the U.S. and Abroad without any hint of due process! Obama is my favorite progressive president, our noble peace laureate keeps us safe by bombing country after country using remotely controlled drones! They even bomb the moroners and people who come to rescue the injured! Guess what they call them in the CIA? "Bug Splats" - I'm so excited that this administration is insitutitionalizing due process free assasinations! Yay! Go go gadget retroactive Immunity!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann Obama acted on intel developed over years stretching back to Bush.

Read up on the assault.  Just like when the pirates were shot he told the local commander it was his call. (Not always a bad thing, but with his track record of voting present feels more like if things had gone bad he could have thrown the local admiral / general under the bus for a busted op)

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland That's you Republicans in a nutshell.  You are so stupid you think the Commander in Chief has nothing to do with a mission being successful.   If it was so easy to get Bin Laden the Republicans would have gotten him.  You nitwits are too stupid to ever admit you are wrong. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann Seals killed Osama when asked to by SecDef and Obama, when Seals asked for support Obama said no.

I would reply to all the others, but really.. are you that dumb, blind and partisan?

For everyone one of those I can bring up a Randi Rhodes, Bill Maher, Michael Moore, Maxine Waters, Rev Wright, Al Sharpton etc..

 

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