In Lieu of Flowers, Give to Beat Obama in '12
Recent obituaries want to unseat president from beyond grave
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2011 12:48 PM CST
The latest obituary trend? Asking for political donations against Obama.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – The dead people are mad as hell, and some of them aren't going to take it anymore: A recent obituary trend involves asking for donations in lieu of flowers ... specifically, donations to anyone running against President Obama in 2012. Salon, tipped off by a tweet from The Fix, found at least six examples of such obituaries since last August, including this most recent one from Texas: "In lieu of flowers, at Jim's request, please make a donation to ANYONE running against Barack Hussein Obama." (Harry Reid was called out in a similar obit last year.)

Of course, Jim was also A-OK with donations to the American Cancer society, should you find yourself politically indifferent. Other similar obits include alternatives ranging from rescue missions to animal shelters—click for more examples.
 

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