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Chair in noose display aimed at Obama

A homeowner outside Rochester readily admits to KAAL that her display of a chair hung by a noose is a direct reference to President Barack Obama – and his race. As a finishing touch, Laura Mulholland put a bayonet through the chair's seat. "President Obama needs to go, by the ballot box," she says. A number of locals, weighing in on Facebook, think the display is offensive.
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A homeowner outside Rochester readily admits to KAAL that her display of a chair hung by a noose is a direct reference to President Barack Obama (think Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention) – and his race.

As a finishing touch, Laura Mulholland put a bayonet through the chair's seat, KAAL notes. "President Obama needs to go, by the ballot box," she says.

KAAL quotes one local who thinks the display is highly offensive, and many others agree, judging by comments on KAAL's Facebook page.

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