• Everybody Hates The President.

    It's not easy being the leader of the "freest" nation in the world, less so if you happen to be a man whose mere skin tone, let alone actual policies, sets off near-homicidal rage in a certain sub-sect of American citizens. Once Barack Obama became President Barack Obama, the number of death threats U.S. presidents usually receive skyrocketed by 400 percent. Each day, the White House receives 30 "love notes" from people who really, really want to extend the president a hollow-point greeting.

    There have always been people who wanted to voice their displeasure with the current sitting president via bullet. With President Obama, there's that added dimension of race. No one wants to admit or acknowledge it, but with that crucial piece, the entire puzzle of why some Americans harbor near-demonic rage against this particular president finally comes together.

    The loons come in all forms and walks of life. They even come from within our nation's military:

    Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

    Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components. They allege the group was serious enough to kill two people – former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York – by shooting them in the woods last December in order to keep its plans secret.

    “This domestic terrorist organization did not simply plan and talk,” prosecutor Isabel Pauley told a Superior Court judge. “Prior to the murders in this case, the group took action. Evidence shows the group possessed the knowledge, means and motive to carry out their plans.”

    Prosecutors said the group called itself F.E.A.R., short for Forever Enduring Always Ready. Pauley said authorities don't know how many members it had.

    I shouldn't be surprised. Many people see the presence of a man of a certain hue as an affront to the sanctity of the Oval Office. Others see it as proof of the worm turning, that somehow the nation's majority ethnicity will find itself in a field humming slow, mournful Nickelback tunes while carrying heavy cotton-filled sacks stitched together from old, worn Abercrombie and Fitch outfits.

    On the other hand, many people probably weren't expecting a threat like this. Like I said, from all walks of life:

    I wonder what made Donte Jamar Sims think this was a good idea. Not only was he serious "as a Heart Attack" about the threats, he started snigglin' like a Cheshire cat in front of the Secret Service agent until he realized he was goin' to jail, on the real.

    Later, however, at a police station, he grew penitent, and wrote an apology letter asserting “he was sorry he sent the messages threatening to kill the President of the United States.”

    The self-described #1 Lupe Fiasco fan claimed he was high at the time and “understood what he was doing and that it was wrong.”

    It takes all kinds. Honestly, the only thing Donte Jamar Sims needs is a psychiatric workup and to stay the fuck away from whatever he's been smoking, for his own damn good. I'm not even sure this was one of those "Uncle Ruckus" moments...just a "dumbass sherm-head smoking in his living room" moment. Put the fucking blunt down. I doubt he really had the means or the motivation to pull off any threat. Then again, it's never a good idea to underestimate people.

    Come Election Day, expect those death threats to triple in number if President Obama wins a second term in office. At this point, surviving every day in office is a blessing and a miracle from above.