Sheriff Contacts Secret Service After Anti-Obama Float Makes It in Parade (Video)

City officials called the Secret Service after an anti-Obama float made it into a parade.

It’s an Obama world.
FOX13 News reported, via FOX Nation:

A parade entry portraying President Barack Obama and using the term “Obamanation” has made some angry, and others upset at the negative attention.

It happened in the city’s annual Fourth of July parade.

The float showed a person dressed as President Obama with one sign that read “Huntsville Welcomes Obama’s Farewell Tour?” On the back, another sign said, “Ask about our assault gun plan. Call Eric Holder.”

On one side of the issue, people are saying the float was disrespectful and had no place in a patriotic parade. The other side says it was all in good fun.

Huntsville Mayor Jim Truett and City Council member Laurie Allen say the entry doesn’t reflect the views of the city. They say it was entered at the last minute, not through usual protocol and they would not have approved it if they had seen it.

“I don’t think we would have allowed it, in fact I know we wouldn’t,” said Allen. “We just don’t want that. It’s a family-oriented celebration.”

Weber County Sheriff Chief Deputy Klint Anderson told Fox 13 News his department contacted the Secret Service after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.

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  • Granny

    Did that sheriff never hear of Freedom of Speech? It applies EVEN when there is a parody of the pos “president” in the parade

  • DANEgerus

    So Bush beheading sign… no comment. Obama parody… “residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President” who wasn’t even there.

    Sooo… Have you noticed how quick Democrats are to demand police enforce imagined rights to restrict the free speech they don’t like?

  • dwd

    Anyone who thinks that was a threat to the president is either an idiot or completely uninformed about Fast & Furious, or both. Either way, it’s frightening that there are people like that out there, and that they will be casting votes. Calling the Secret Service on that float is on par with the SWATing terrorism that has been going on — intimidation of any who dissent or express a different opinion. Gee… remember when dissent used to be patriotic?

  • Professor Ayers

    “On one side of the issue, people are saying the float was disrespectful and had no place in a patriotic parade. The other side says it was all in good fun.”

    It is true that Obama has no place in a patriotic parade.

    Still it was funny.

  • Patty

    A whole lot of hubbub over nothing. Here is why.


    The Supreme Court last week ruled, rightly in our view, that wearing unearned U.S. military decorations may be despicable – “contemptible” in the court’s words – and in some cases illegal, but it’s not unconstitutional.

    The First Amendment says harmless lying is protected speech; those who have embellished a resume, exaggerated a mediocre high-school athletic career and served in Kabul from their mothers’ basement are safe from the law.

    Read more:

    Therefore Harmless fun in the parade.

    And then this: Concealing Records in Fast and Furious.

    So, freedom of speech seems to be appropriate or is that just good for some and not others.


  • Dittogirl

    The Mayor and the Sherriff need to be fired for being such dumba%%es! Call the Secret Service over something like this? This is flat out intimidation to silence our people!

    Now they will have to have the Mayor’s approval for any floats in the future? Run him out of town, he is punk thug too.

    Such immaturity in our gutless leaders! Utah needs to demand that their First Amendment rights are much more important than these useless idiots in office.

    November we can take care of the useless idots in DC.

  • bg


    oh good grief..

    are they serious??

    how soon they forget (#19)..


  • JTwig

    If making fun of presidents was a reason to contact the Secret Service (or SS), then they must be flooded with calls after every SNL broadcast when a Republican is in office.

  • I’m not a racist; I don’t like Biden or Pelosi either

    Shortly after I posted a parody of Obama on my Facebook page (called “The Most Arrogant Man in the World”) it was hacked and replaced with a picture of Hitler, and the word “HATER” across the bottom … so I had to remove it from my page.

    Anyone who thinks free speech still exists here is mistaken.

  • Larkin

    Dear Secret Service,
    I took the name of our lord, barack obama in vain….repeatedly. And I didn’t capitalize his name OR his pronoun.
    So I’m turning myself in.

  • anti-bho

    Never saw them pop up after Maher when he was bad mouthing Palin and McCain or W.
    Bunch of thin skinned mo-fos if you ask me.

  • Winston Wolfe

    Quite frankly, I don’t go to parades to see a bunch of political stuff … and that includes both sides.

    Also, I don’t go there to see a bunch of politicians and/or candidates, either.

    In short, give it a rest. Some of us would like a break from politics for an hour or two.

  • anti-bho

    Also think it’s time for that county to elect another sherrif.

  • bigkahuna


    Secret Service now hearing confessions….. after they are done with a night of drinking, gamblining and having whores over for a healthy night of cheap fun.

  • Fudgebutt

    So will the Secret Service be called if anyone has a bumpersticker like: KICK OUT OBAMA,
    Vote Out TAX & Spend Obama, Obama The Outsourcer in Chief, Stop Race Baiting Democrat Voter Fraud, or Obama Sucks?

    Guess the secret service will be called if you have a Romney bumpersticker on your car or yard sign too. In Huntsville, it sounds like you can’t trust the obviously Democrat police or mayor. They have their left wing extremist agendas.

    Now I can see why so many are saying the National Guard is preparing for martial law.

  • Indiana

    It’s time to get a new Sheriff……any authority figure that would choose to throw gas on the fire rather than mediate differences….soothe tensions….or bring any sense of calm to the situation…..should call Jerry Springer. Save us the bogus hysteria.

  • Rose

    I don’t see them getting upset if and when the DIMS had pulled such a stunt.

  • Blue Hen

    “his department contacted the Secret Service after some residents expressed concern the float was a threat to the President.”

    In their defense, it was shaped like a huge cake, and it had the following inscription: “eat me”. There were also reports of people looting the Food King.

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  • west1890

    A threat to the pResident or a threat to their entitlememnt income if the Marxist jackass doesn’t get re-elected? My guess is the latter.

  • ck

    My great-great-great Grandfather Jefferson Hunt would be dissapointed by some of the wenies that have moved into the town he built.

  • billntwrk


  • donh


  • Sam Stone

    2006 Movie released of a SITTING President, Death of a President.

    “Years after the assassination of President George W. Bush in Chicago, an investigative documentary examines that as-yet-unsolved crime. ”

  • “Huntsville Mayor Jim Truett and City Council member Laurie Allen say the entry doesn’t reflect the views of the city.”
    STOP “BOWING” (BENDING OVER ) -Truett and Allen- at least you have some who see the REAL PICTURE-

  • jainphx

    All bullies and sicko’s are the first to holler when they get their little ego’s bruised, but they them selves are the most vile of the vile. Actual violence by the OWS types and union thugs is defended, but a little comedy in a parade is considered a danger. I don’t know, but I think I’ve seen everything now.

  • Economan

    So… When libs burn Bush in effigy and portray him as Hitler ….that’s ok?

  • Rachelle

    The truth is a threat to this president.

    Don’t expect to get it from the media, though.

  • An over reactive Sheriff, who would have thought!

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  • dba…vagabond trader

    Like calling 911 because McDonalds put pickles on your burger.

  • Stratosaurus

    Where was all this libturd sense of outrage when dubya was being hanged in effigy, or a wax model of his head was used in an HBO movie? Where is all the concern about “offending” when the libturds were marching in the streets with pictures of dubya dressed like Hitler? Is Odildo the Mad exempt from criticism? If you listen to the “news media” (AKA, Libturd Propaganda Machine), OtM’s done nothing deserving of criticism.

    How delusional can they be?

  • Stratosaurus

    @Larkin — I just call him by the same descriptive as was applied to one of the figures of American History, albeit on the English side. Just use Odildo the Mad.

  • USMC Thomas

    This should be an opponent’s campaign issue when this Judas Sheriff comes up for reelection.

  • BC

    Jim, can you help with this?

    Calling all conservative bloggers…

  • StrangernFiction

    The beatings will continue until morale improves.

  • No doubt about it that sheriff contacted Secret Service to enable the harassment, or worse, of those responsible for the anti-Obama float.

  • bg
  • bg


    July 9, 2012

    Brad Pitt’s mom bullied into silence

    [Jane Pitt, mother of actor Brad Pitt, has been scared into silence by the
    hate-filled, vulgar and even violent reaction to her public assertion that
    Barack Obama is “a liberal who supports the killing of unborn babies and
    same-sex marriage.”

    Pitt has even been the subject of death threats following her letter to
    the editor of Missouri’s Springfield News-Leader in which she asserted
    failure to vote for Republican presumptive presidential candidate Mitt
    Romney constituted a vote for Obama.]

    hmm, maybe they’ll “evolve” her
    between now and 11/06/12.. /s/


  • bg


    BC #37 July 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    wonderful idea..

    now.. if conservative bloggers would only practice what they preach,
    pull together, putting country before personal IDiotics, that would be
    a Godsend!!

    God Bless & Godspeed to you.. 🙂


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  • 66chevelle

    What a bunch of sissies. It could have been worse:

    (Scroll to the bottom at link)

    Remember that?

  • Teddy

    It wasn’t a big deal and was meant to be humorous. We still have the right of free speech and get to have a sense of humor. The downers are always the libs finding fault and victimizing themselves at the merest whim.

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  • bg


    66chevelle #45 July 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm


    but no i don’t recall it, but then again, the parade was in Germany.. 😀


  • Militant conservative

    LOL, just a sign of what America thinks of it’s Negro
    Leader. He’s a joke known round the world.

  • usamopatriot

    This kind of stuff is why I say that getting the country back must start on the local level. We have too many anti freedom sheriffs and town council members in this country. Buffoons that have never read the constitution voted in by more of the same.

  • Marsh626

    Just goes to show the utter stupidity of treating all death threats against the president as some kind of national emergency.

    In other countries, people threaten the lives of their leaders all the time and nobody cares. They burn their effigies as well. It’s common place. The police never get involved because everyone knows it’s only an expression of disgust with the political figure rather than an actual threat.

    The president has become way too isolated and protected. He’s become like a king or a dictator. His security detail is a small army clad in black and who point mounted machine guns at people standing on the sidewalks.

    The leader of our country should not be worshipped and relied upon as some kind of supreme leader. He should be treated as just another citizen.

    And this overprotection of Obama especially has gotten so ridiculous that any mere public criticism of him is viewed as a sure sign of some KKK revolution.

    Who cares that they mocked him? Why the heck would you call the Secret Service (what a horrible name by the way) over that? This is nothing more than libtards zealously protecting their Dear Leader and an attempt to intimidate right-wingers into holding their tongues.

    Everyone in the area should dress up in an Obama costume and protest outside of this sheriff’s office.

  • Gary

    They say they called the secret service and the secret service spoke to the deputy about it.

    In other words, the secret service guy blew it off.
    It will make good campaign fodder when the sheriff is up for re-election.

  • Gary

    Marsh 51

    I don’t view this as a threat of any kind. I think the fact that it was assault weapons is just a reflection of what happens to be in the news. I think “our assault guns” refers to the administration’s guns.

    Not a threat of any kind.

  • Kingslayor

    Does Barny Fife even know what the difference is between a true threat and the 1st Amendment look like? Go play with your one bullet!!!!

  • Isiah Tadeo

    Those people are awesome. Totally freaking awesome. The organizer of that float should be on Hannity. The Sheriff should be on My Little Pony