Small-town store takes sick bet on Obama

Small-town store takes sick bet on Obama

There are 11 comments on the Karachi News.Net story from Nov 21, 2008, titled Small-town store takes sick bet on Obama. In it, Karachi News.Net reports that:

A store in Standish, Maine, has come under fire after asking customers to place bets on an assassination of President-elect Barack Obama.

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Richard

Webster, MA

#1 Nov 21, 2008
I hope that he will never see another customer walk through his door again..!! What a racist low-life..!!
robert

AOL

#2 Nov 21, 2008
He will do very well at his store be cause a real maine,r believes in freedom of speech it don't matter to him what offends you I would have to say a flat lander want to be maine'r saw is sign which was a joke and a dam good one I am proud of my maine roots.
A non-Mainer

Washington, DC

#3 Nov 21, 2008
He should be mindful about inciting a terrorist threat against the president of the U.S.
this is no joke and anyone that condones this type of unfortunate behavior is just as guilty. I commend the city of Standish for recognizing the sign for what it is.
robert

AOL

#4 Nov 21, 2008
Non Mainer your right I didn't think of what he did as be inciting I was looking at it from another angle please accept my apology for my last comment I stand corrected I would never wish harm on are president of the USA
Thanks for commenting in a way that help me see clearly the seriousness
daytona589

Minot, ME

#5 Nov 21, 2008
I do think that the sign was a very stupid and small minded act. But no matter what we need to protect our freedom of speech. Even when person has chosen to put up a sign as stupid as this man!!
gypsyjim from Maine

United States

#6 Nov 22, 2008
I am in FL right now and just caught wind of this embarassment to my home state. I have been an Obama supporter for the past 4 years and while traveling the Maine bluegrass festivals this past summer, I never met one person who would vote for Obama. Racism is alive and well in Maine's bluegrass community! I am ashamed to know many of those people!!!!!
Sally

New York, NY

#7 Nov 24, 2008
robert wrote:
He will do very well at his store be cause a real maine,r believes in freedom of speech it don't matter to him what offends you I would have to say a flat lander want to be maine'r saw is sign which was a joke and a dam good one I am proud of my maine roots.
Robert...How is this a "damn good joke" ?! You are a small minded, redneck, racist and a sad sorry person. Freedom of speech does not give you the right to be down right mean and evil. Grow up and stop thinking your better then someone because of their skin color.
Sally

New York, NY

#8 Nov 24, 2008
It saddens me that people are like this. People want to poke fun at Obama and they also down right hate him because of his skin color. He is half white too. But why is color even a issue?! Im tired of hearing all these stupid jokes about his color, but most of all hearing all this hate for him! There is one race in my eyes and thats the human race. Obama will be our President soon, show some respect and teach our children to grow up and be better and bigger then this.
Linda-California

United States

#9 Dec 24, 2008
We recently purchased a home in Standish and have met so many wonderful, down-to-earth, intelligent people who have more integrity than most. Yes, we do have the constitutional right of "freedom of speech", however we must also remember we are responsible for outcomes resulting from our words or actions... You can not yell, "Fire!" in a crowd where there is no fire.
Howard

Orlando, FL

#10 Jan 4, 2009
I am from Florida and I guess being from the south makes me a racist. But would anyone like to trade places with me. The high here today is 79 but it feels like 85 standing in the sun.As far as Obama, my only question is. IF you have a Black daddy and a White Mama are you a Black man or a White man? Not that it really matters to me.
whatever

Longmont, CO

#11 Jan 4, 2009
I remember a few years ago some whacko liberals were calling for Bush to be assasinated. It isn't so funny now is it, you pathetic liberals.

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