Florida Wingnut Wants Obama Executed

It’s not every day that you find a black conservative calling for the nation’s first black president to be lynched. Meet Joshua Black, a Republican candidate for the Florida state legislature from St. Petersburg. He posted this message to Twitter:

“@civilwarcometh: @BrandonMArms @RedNationRising I’m past impeachment. It’s time to arrest and hang him high. http://www.commieblaster.com/ ” Agreed

Then he moved to his Facebook page and defended himself:

To everyone who was offended that I said that the POTUS should be hanged for treason, this is the man who droned Al-Awaki on “suspicion of terrorism”–not proof–and later killed his 15-year-old son for nothing more than being his son.

This is also the man who sought to have Bradley Manning and Eric Snowden executed for treason when they didn’t kill anyone, nor does the US government pretend to believe that they cost any spies their lives.

This would be exactly what the President has done to others, and, as Jesus said, “the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.” I make no apologies for saying that the President is not above the People. If ordinary Americans should be executed for treason, so should he.

So, don’t stop at impeachment. Remove him. Try him before a jury (the very right that he arbitrarily denied to al-Awaki and his 15-year-old son), and, upon his sure convictions, execute him. Thus has he done, thus it should be done to him.


Now, I happen to agree with him that Obama was wrong in every one of those situations. But no, that is not “treason.” And anyone wanna take bets on whether he was saying the same thing about Bush for similar constitutional overreaches? Yeah, I doubt it.

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  • Reginald Selkirk

    and, as Jesus said, “the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.”

    It is probable that he somehow does not think to apply this to himself.

  • colnago80

    I don’t recall that Obama has called for the execution of either Snowden or Manning. As for al-Awaki, I don’t really like the targeted assassination activity but, given that there is no chance of extraditing him, and there is overwhelming evidence of his terrorist activities, I see no other alternative to a targeted assassination as he was clearly a very dangerous man. If the US and Britain had targeted Schickelgruber for assassination during WW2, I doubt that anyone would have objected. Britain did target Reinhard Heydrich, who was probably more dangerous then

    Schickelgruber, for assassination which was successfully carried out.

  • jnorris

    At least one conservative politician, but not the smartest one, wants to hold American politicians criminally liable for their actions while in office. See also: G W Bush and R Cheney.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I’d like to invent a time machine simply so that I can take anyone who’s position flips based on the party the president is back to meet themselves in, say, 2003, 2006, etc.

    Plus, I’d like to meet me, back when I had hair.

  • dmcclean

    Who’s Eric Snowden?

  • bahrfeldt

    Eric Snowden is slated to be executed next week for having the same last name as Edward Snowden. Guilt by association.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Dammit, his name was Hitler. Why not just say it?

  • dingojack

    SLC – You’ll be not surprised that various assassination plots against Hitler involving English nationals, including I believe diplomatic staff, were proposed by those individuals themselves (ie they were not official plans) between 1933 and 1939. They were stymied by the SIS because killing foreign national leaders could lead to some rather nasty blowback. (You kill my guy, I’ll kill yours).

    Various Germans, both high and low ranking, also tried to kill him over 50 plots in all.


  • dingojack

    dmcclean – Edward Snowden’s evil twin brother?


  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    there is overwhelming evidence of his terrorist activities

    The worst that he’d be chargeable with is conspiracy. That is not a capital offense. If another nation doesn’t want to extradite someone that doesn’t mean it’s OK to go kill them. We are not the ultimate global authority, last time I checked.

  • eric

    and, upon his sure convictions, execute him

    “Sure” – I do not think it means what you think it means.

    I have to say, the far right’s belief that most people agree with them on issues baffles me more than some of the actual issue positions they take. Its one thing to think you’re right and the people around you are wrong. Its an entirely different level of lunacy to think that the people around you agree with you when they clearly don’t.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Marcus Ranum “We are not the ultimate global authority, last time I checked.”

    Yes we are. If not, who will be, France? Do you really trush France to protect Freedom and America and Freedom? Where do you think Justice comes from? Wrong! It comes from America!

  • colnago80

    Re dingojack @ #8

    However, the British had no compunction about assassinating Reinhard Heydrich, who was considered the leading candidate to succeed Frankenberger if the latter were to be removed form the scene.

  • NitricAcid

    @Dingo Sorry, Edmund!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611455454 David Hart

    Yeah, I’m going to second Hercules @7 here, Colnago @2 and 13: why do you have such an obsession with not calling Hitler by the name everybody everywhere knows him by, regardless of what his original family name may have been? It’s not like he’s Lord Voldemort or something…

  • colnago80

    Re Marcus Ranum @ #10

    That might also have applied to Osama bin Laden, who, AFAIK, didn’t personally kill anybody. Hell, the Nuremberg trials condemned individuals like Alfred Rosenberg and Joachim von Ribbentrop to capital punishment who also didn’t personally kill anybody. In fact, the only capital crime that Schickelgruber could have been charged with was the alleged murder of his niece, Angela Maria “Geli” Raubal.


  • dingojack

    NitricAcid – aka Slack Bladder?


  • Nick Gotts

    If the US and Britain had targeted Schickelgruber for assassination during WW2, I doubt that anyone would have objected. – Genocidal Lackwit@2

    Oh, I think they would. Why should the obscure and quite possibly innocent Herr Schikelgruber pay for the vile crimes of Adolf Hitler?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360322113 aaronbaker

    As disgusting as this guy is, somehow I’m even more revolted by Ted Nugent, who recently called Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”

    It’s the use of actual Nazi rhetoric, I think, that makes this so vile–along with its content of course.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1360322113 aaronbaker

    I’m pretty sure the United States can lawfully kill American citizens on foreign–or for that matter, American–soil. Things only get interesting when we ask whether a specific person (al-Awlaki, or his son, or someone else) was or can be legally killed. Is “suspicion of terrorism” enough? If so, how much evidence must this suspicion be based on? Does military expediency always or only sometimes trump due process.? And so forth. Since our masters don’t make us privy to their evidence and their deliberations, skepticism about their justifications is in order.

  • timberwoof

    “Schikelgruber” is a funny-sounding name and although there’s no legal basis for it, to some people (teenagers, mostly) it sounds educated to call Adolf Hiedler that.

  • http://www.gregory-gadow.net Gregory in Seattle

    Doesn’t this country have laws against sedition? Why are they not being enforced?

  • Chiroptera

    Florida Wingnut Wants Obama Executed

    I’m guessing that he’ll settle for a lynching.

  • colnago80

    Re Nick Gotts @ #18

    I absolutely agree, especially as the name is Schickelgruber, not Schikelgruber. Try to keep up.


    Re timberwoof @ #21

    Since papa Alois was christened Schickelgruber, there is a legal basis for it. Although it is my information that Johann Hiedler did adopt Alois legally, I am unaware of any legal proceeding changing his name to Hiedler or Hiedler changing his name to Hitler.

  • matty1

    Well at least we’re not on your other obsessions.

  • http://www.ponychan.net/chan/dis/ Brony

    There is a more broad place on which Joshua Black has a point.

    At some point when governments:

    *Act outside their prescribed powers

    *Violate the laws they are supposed to uphold

    *Create multiple implicit systems of justice for powerful and regular people (or just refuse to prosecute powerful people)

    People will start to decide that they social contract has become null and void. At that point any individual person can effectively think that whatever they wan qualifies as whatever crime they want. At least until the revolution is over and others try to put something new together.

  • jnorris

    aaronbaker @#20 “I’m pretty sure the United States can lawfully kill American citizens on foreign–or for that matter, American–soil.”

    American police officers were videoed killing an unarmed American citizen and were found not guilty at trial. Cue what Brony said.

  • matty1

    @26 Governments can of course loose legitimacy in the eyes of their people not just for the reasons you mention but many others and yes if this is widespread enough you get chaotic violence. However given that chaotic violence is, shall we say, not very nice such things should only be advocated when the continuation of the government would be worse. This goes double in any place that has regular contested elections as you have to show not only that the mob is better than the current administration but that it is better than waiting to vote your guy in peacefully.

  • Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    Since I don’t know either Eric Snowden or Bradley Manning. I can’t really tell what Obama’s beef with them might be. Any relation to Edward or Chelsea?

  • Thumper: Token Breeder

    @Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Dammit, his name was Hitler. Why not just say it?

    Because he’s an idiot with delusions of intellectual adequacy and he wants someone to ask him who the hell he’s referring to so he can explain, thus impressing everyone with his “historical knowledge” (read: knowledge of insane pseudo-intellectual conspiracy theories).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=611455454 David Hart

    But anyone who’s been reading this blog for more than about 3 minutes already knows that when Colnago80 talks about some obscure Germanic name in the context of various war crimes or other human rights abuses, they’re probably talking about Hitler.

    My earlier comment comparing it to never saying ‘Lord Voldemort’ was perhaps not quite on the mark – maybe I should have brought up Lady Gaga instead: – even if you think you have good evidence that Adolf Hitler wasn’t his ‘real’ name, it was certainly his stage name, so to speak, and to insist on calling him Frankenberger or Schicklgruber or whatever else, is about as odd as having a conversation about modern pop music and insisting on referring to Germanotta.

    So I will ask again, Colnago@80: Why do you insist on this bizarre Hitler-non-naming taboo? I’m not saying you can’t; I’m just genuinely curious, since it doesn’t serve anyone any useful purpose as far as I can tell.

  • colnago80

    Re Thumper @ #30

    Because he’s an idiot with delusions of intellectual adequacy and he wants someone to ask him who the hell he’s referring to so he can explain, thus impressing everyone with his “historical knowledge” (read: knowledge of insane pseudo-intellectual conspiracy theories).

    Conspiracy theories? Are you denying that Adolf’s father Alois was born out of wedlock to one Maria Schickelgruber? Are you denying that there is no father named on Alois’ birth certificate? Are you denying that Alois was christened Alois Schickelgruber? Are you claiming that you have proof that Alois’ biological father was Johann Hiedler? Do you have evidence that Maria and Johann even knew each other at the time of Alois’ conception? For all you or anyone else knows, Alois’ biological father could have been 19 year old Leopold Frankenberger. Are you denying that, after the Anschluss, Adolf had the records in his home town, including those at the city hall and at the church where Alois was christened destroyed? Maybe Adolf knew or suspected something you don’t.

    If Thumper thinks that these are conspiracy theories, he should look back in the archives for comments by the heave hoed Don Williams. Now there’s a conspiracy theorists’ conspiracy theorist.

  • dingojack

    SLC – firstly, so what? Hitler’s father’s parentage is irrelevant. The man himself, his cotemporaries and even later historians all called him Hitler and that’s all there is to it

    Secondly, who is the source for these allegations and exactly how creditable is that source? As discussed (at great length) in earlier threads your ‘hypotheses’ are fundamentally unsound due to the resounding lack of any kind of evidence to corroborate your claims. You might as well claim Hitler was a Lizardman from the Centre of the Earth (I’d show the evidence, but the dog ate it), it has exactly the same weight as an argument.


  • colnago80

    Re chihuahua @ #33

    OK chihuahua, so tell us who Alois’ biological father was.

  • Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    who Alois’ biological father was.

    No one cares. No one is impressed with your supposed knowledge. Every time you bring it up, you just make yourself look like a bigger douche. It is not, in any way, relevant to this thread. Just fucking stop it.