Chair man receives angry response

A Grand Haven-area man who hung empty chairs from trees in his front lawn as a protest against President Barack Obama's candidacy has received an unwelcome post-election surprise in his driveway.
AP Wire
Nov 7, 2012

Someone placed a white outdoor chair marked with "4 more years," ''racist pig" and profanities at the end of Ken David's driveway on Wednesday. The chair's back right leg was nailed to the driveway.

David said it wasn't "nice."

David's display of empty chairs went up at the end of September. It was a play on Clint Eastwood standing on stage at the Republican National Convention berating an empty chair, representing Obama.

David lives across the street from Peach Plains Elementary School in Grand Haven Township.

An area diversity group has said David's display represents racist threats against Obama and should be taken down.

More details on the latest chair incident will be published in Thursday's Grand Haven Tribune.

Comments

Vladtheimp

Thank you for that clarification! I had stupidly thought that calling someone a racist would be considered a racist statement - hadn't considered it might be raciest.

Wingmaster

I think that means he is a really fast racist! It's a good thing he has plenty of chairs to sit in to rest.

43°North

hmmm. picking apart spelling. Now that shows off both your superior intelligence right thair.

Wingmaster

Yes I know 43, in your world humor and intelligence do not coexist.

43°North

cut down, cut down, cut down! You little boys are worse than 3rd graders. How's that for intelligent humor?

Vladtheimp

It's about what I would expect.

Wingmaster

Just playing to the crowd. Raise the level of engagement and so do I.

RenegadeX
Vladtheimp

I take it you missed the concept of picking apart logic before the attempt at humor. I find humorless folks entertaining, however.

ghjhs

Republicans !

Wingmaster

Rock!

pike84

The guy hanging the chairs never made any racist comments either. Really where is the deversity nitwits sticking up for this guy...

Wingmaster

Okay, Lakeshore Diversity Council where is the outrage today over this situation? Now we have actual written threatening racist statements and trespassing on a specific individual. Sure looks like that little meeting accomplished wonders for the community. I ask the community, is this what you call acceptable behavior?

Vladtheimp

I suspect the silence will be deafening - racist statements against whites have never attracted much attention from the diversity cottage industry.

CheesePizza

the article didn't say anything about raciest statements... It said profanity and called him a raciest pig

RenegadeX

An excellent question. I'm sure there are lurkers from the Lakeshore Diversity (in everything but thought) group in this forum. What say you?

thirdeye

Are you kidding? LEDA is run by individuals who subscribe to white guilt. Their actions to make this a big issue were either dangerously naive or fully expected for this type of response.

pike84

Seriously watch and hear (won't hear) the silence of LEDA. Bet they don't say a thing.

LessThanAmused

Aceptable behavior? Probably not, no, but if you put yourself out there and make yourself a target is it really that much of a surprise when someone takes a potshot at you? I wouldn't do something like that myself, but don't ask me to feel sorry for him either. Karma continues to be a B****.

Wingmaster

Double standard don't you think? Careful you may find yourself a victim of this double standard someday. I agree, if you put yourself out there such as he did this is a possibility. But the double standard should not exist. This should clearly demonstrate the Lakeshore Diversity Council agenda is flawed and not designed to help racism.

LessThanAmused

Sorry, but you lost me there. Care to elaborate a bit more?

Wingmaster

Sure, when you apply more sense!

LessThanAmused

When you're being purposely obtuse it's hard to have an intelligent discussion. I didn't understand your comment and wanted further clarification before continuing on. I guess that's that eh?

Wingmaster

Got the munchies yet? How's that for obtuse?

LessThanAmused

Why on earth would I have the munchies? Are you calling me a pothead? Here's a definition of obtuse from Merriam Webster... "Difficult to comprehend : not clear or precise in thought or expression". Your double standard statement could've been taken several different ways to my mind. I just wanted to know more precisely what you were thinking, I won't bother asking again. Your obviously superior intellect has left me dumbfounded and unable to recognize a double standard when I don't see one. Carry on.

RenegadeX

Well, maybe pictures will help...http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=obF...

Tri-cities realist

Invalid link?

RenegadeX

My bad. Wasn't trying to be obtuse. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=o...

Wingmaster

He, he...I get it. Now I suppose that makes me...superior!!

Wingmaster

Now we are getting somewhere. You are actually stringing together more than 5 word replies. I will debate you all day if you want to engage fully. If you want to just appear smug and snarky I have better things to do then spend my time back and forth with you. You wanted obtuse, I gave it to you. My original post was clear and simply, you posted several short snarky post at that time to I suppose try to enrage the original person that posted. We can play that way if you like, I prefer to compete in the arena of ideas and facts. Your call!

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