I just finished reading a blog by Danielle Belton AKA the Black Snob. So when I hit the comment button at her blog site, I was given the option to comment at my own blog. Open doors sometimes need to be entered. So to Danielle (Black Snob) from Danielle(B.U.G.) here’s my comment.
Great article by the way. I like the way you handle all sides of the President Obama like/love/mixed feelings/can’t stand and just plain absurd bigotry and hatred without any evidence of intellectual process. You noted some of the guff we the people spewed at George W. for his decided lack of qualities befitting a president. Fair enough we took some pot shots at him. The advertisement for Sick and Sicker is pretty sick unto itself Go to Hell Barack. Jim Moran (D. Virginia) attempted to have the offending ads removed from the D. C. transit system to no avail. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) and the courts say this is allowable as free speech.
I have a suggestion that might be somewhat convoluted. It certainly is out of the box. Threatening the President of the United States is a class D felony under UnitedStates Code Title 18, Section 871. It consists of knowingly and willfully mailing or otherwise making "any threat to take the life of, to kidnap, or to inflict bodily harm upon the President of the United States". There is only one way I know of to go to hell. You have to die first.
Granted prosecuting this wouldn’t be easy. The courts have battled the issue of actual threats to the President vs. Pure Speech and Free Speech. It’s a fairly foggy path through difficult legal terrain.
Convictions under 18 U.S.C. § 871 have been sustained for declaring that "President Wilson ought to be killed. It is a wonder someone has not done it already. If I had an opportunity, I would do it myself."; and for declaring that "Wilson is a wooden-headed son of a bitch. I wish Wilson was in hell, and if I had the power I would put him there." In a later era, a conviction was sustained for displaying posters urging passersby to "hang [President] Roosevelt. There is precedent. So, take the S.O.B.’S (Somewhat Obsessively Bigoted) to court or we can all follow the lead of the gentleman and scholar currently in the White House as the President of this country and ignore the fools.