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Obama Empty Chair 'Lynchings' Found At Douglas Burger's Virginia Home

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President Barack Obama hands his coat to Marvin Nicholson as he walks to greet people on the tarmac as he arrives at Tampa International Airport on Air Force One, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama hands his coat to Marvin Nicholson as he walks to greet people on the tarmac as he arrives at Tampa International Airport on Air Force One, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Three "lynched" empty chairs with signs that read "Nobama" were found hanging at a home near a public park in Centreville, Virginia.

Douglas Burger, the owner of the home, told Patch.com the chairs were just a reference to the internet meme popularized by Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

"It's just Eastwooding," Burger said.

Burger also denied the chairs were being "lynched" or had racial overtones.

"Not at all. They're up because otherwise people would steal them," Burger said.

This is the second empty chair "lynching" to take place this week. Texas homeowner Bud Johnson displayed the first "lynched" chair in his front yard, saying "I don't really give a damn whether it disturbs you or not."

"You can take [your concerns] and go straight to hell and take Obama with you," Johnson told Burnt Orange Report. "I don't give a shit. If you don't like it, don't come down my street."

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to reflect the homeowner's name is Douglas Burger, not Douglas Berner.

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