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

(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.)

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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. (Read more obituary stories.)

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