The Lafayette Bakery in Greenwich Village, New York, has a new item on sale, called the "Drunken Negro" cookie, which the baker appears to have dedicated to the newly inaugurated President of the United States, Barack Obama.
As reported on by Rod McCullom in The Daily Voice, "The bakery owner, Ted Kefalinos, claims it's 'just a fun face.' But
news reports say he's used the 'N word' with customers when hawking the
cookies and made vague, ominous hints of assassination 'They're in honor of our new president,' the baker reportedly told
several patrons. 'He's following in the same path of Abraham Lincoln.
He will get what's coming to him.'" This comestible threat may be novel in form but its hateful genealogy is bloody and unmistakable.
Meanwhile, this bizarre response to the Obama presidency may call for an addendum to Newton's Third Law of Motion: To every action there is an edible and opposite reaction.