A California woman insists she's not racist despite a Facebook post about President Obama that included a racial slur and a musing that "maybe he will get assassinated this term..!!" Denise Helms' post triggered a Secret Service investigation and prompted her employer, Cold Stone Creamery, to fire her after a barrage of angry phone calls and Facebook messages, the LA Times reports. But she fired back on Facebook: "I'm not racist and I'm not crazy. just simply stating my opinion.!!!"
"The employee is no longer w/the company," Coldstone said on its Twitter account. "We were as shocked as you were by her outrageous & completely unacceptable comments." Still, Helms seemed shocked by the whole thing: "I didn't think it would be that big of a deal," she told a reporter. "The assassination part is kind of harsh. I'm not saying I'd go do that or anything like that, by any means, but if it was to happen I don't think I'd care one bit." (Read more racism stories.)