Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A racist chair

A metal folding chair with an American flag, tied with a rope and hanging from a tree in a Northwest Austin neighborhood has ignited a 24-hour controversy which has spread city-wide.

"I would suppose it's something political, but I don't know what it means," said one passerby.

Actor Clint Eastwood used an empty chair to stage a hypothetical conversation with President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention in August. Since then, the empty chair has been used by many to refer symbolically to the president.

"To me, it's racist," said Robert Stephenson, an activist living nearby who stopped by to take pictures of the chair.

"It reminds me of when somebody's hanging something from a tree, and it reminds me of a noose hanging with a chair and I think it's very scary," said neighbor Grace Shemain.

She's easily scared  -- JR



Anonymous said...

It's Robert Stephenson and Grace Shemain that should be hanging from that tree.


Racist? Not necessarily.

Hanging the President in effigy? Probably.

Anonymous said...

"I think it's very scary" especially if you are trying to sit in it.

Anonymous said...

Obama is well hung.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it was simply a symbol to stand up, get to work, and start being productive to move this country forward, out of the stalled ditch it's currently in.

The racist claim is nothing more than a typical Liberal attempt to draw attention away from the real issues.

Anonymous said...

I just hung a chair from my tree, my neighbor is a policeman, he said he has no problem with that. Maybe the asshole in the white house needs to be arrested.

Anonymous said...

It seems like if you use rope - its racist.
If you use a tree - its racist.
I don't how what this guy could have hung the chair off or what he could have used to tie it with - but either way it is going to be racist.
All political statements now = racist.

Bird of Paradise said...

Racsism is only in the heads of paraniods like JESSIE JACKASON,AL SHARPTON,CALYPSO LOUIE and the leftists NAACP

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:57 PM said, "It seems like if you use rope - its racist.
If you use a tree - its racist."

Damn! That means that my comfey hammock is racist.

Will this never end?!?

Anonymous said...

What if you hang a sofa? Is that racism on a grand scale?

Anonymous said...

"Will this never end?!?"

When assholes like you will be wiped off the face of the earth.