The tolerance of the Left

posted at 8:45 am on October 27, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

Let’s say someone created an effigy of a certain national political candidate and placed a noose around its neck, and then put the effigy on display for the neighbors to see this Halloween.  What kind of reaction would you expect to see?  People would start screaming about the Jena 6 and the latent racism of the American voter, and would assume that the neighborhood was located in a red state where people bitterly cling to their guns and religion.

But wait: the national candidate in question isn’t Barack Obama, and it’s no red-state neighborhood — not by a long shot:

Sarah Palin is not considered to be a friend of the gay community, but the Republican vice presidential candidate seems to be looming over the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival.

First, a rumor got started that city officials were going to ban Sarah Palin drag queens at its upcoming costumed street party, which draws some 500,000 people annually.

The rumor turned out to be false, but tonight comes word that a mannequin has been outfitted to look like Palin — with glasses, a beehive wig and a red business suit — and is hanging from a noose outside a WeHo residence. …

[Chad] Morrisette said his display might be unacceptable any other month, but his subjects are fair game during the Halloween season.  “It should be seen as art and it should be seen within the month of October. It is Halloween. It’s time to be scary. It’s time to be spooky,” Morrisette said.

Hanging an effigy should be seen as art, as long as the target is acceptable to the community, it seems.  It’s not a political statement at all!  It’s just good, clean Halloween fun from our oh-so-tolerant friends in West Hollywood.  Others in the neighborhood see the double standard:

“I know it’s Halloween, but when you’re using a vice presidential candidate with a noose around her neck, that to me has gone too far,” a man identified only as “George” stated. “Whether I’m Republican or Democrat, it’s not about that. It’s about this and a noose, and it’s just wrong.”

You know who else sees a double standard?  The artist:

“I know if we had done it with Barack Obama, people would’ve probably thrown things through our windows,” Morrisette said.

Gee, you think?  Instead, when it’s a Republican woman getting lynched in effigy, it suddenly becomes art and good, clean fun.  Maybe we should start talking about the latent misogyny of the Left, and the drooling bigots of their enclaves.  After all, if this had been an effigy of Obama in, say, Alabama, we’d certainly not be hearing about Halloween and spooky art, but instead how racist Obama’s opponents are.


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You know who else was an artist?

Hitler.

snickelfritz on October 27, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Threatening a VP candidate is serious business. This is much worse than the usual antics.

forest on October 27, 2008 at 8:49 AM

I’m just wondering how anyone noticed it in West Hollywood. It usually takes a lot more than that to stand out.

Ronnie on October 27, 2008 at 8:50 AM

They are forgetting the first rule of order when one is in a hole. I say, hand ‘em as many shovels as we can spare.

ManlyRash on October 27, 2008 at 8:50 AM

Get used to this kind of double standard folks. The liberals will make it an “art” form.

Geronimo on October 27, 2008 at 8:52 AM

“I know it’s Halloween, but when you’re using a vice presidential candidate with a noose around her neck, that to me has gone too far,” a man identified only as “George” stated. “Whether I’m Republican or Democrat, it’s not about that. It’s about this and a noose, and it’s just wrong.”

More news from California. Maybe people are finally waking up.

Buy Danish on October 27, 2008 at 8:52 AM

“It should be seen as art …”

Art? Oh, ok, then I’ll hang a Bawney Fwank in my front lawn and call it “art” … maybe the NEA will pay me for it!

Tony737 on October 27, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Threatening a VP candidate is serious business. This is much worse than the usual antics. Unless it’s threatening a Republican VP candidate.

forest on October 27, 2008 at 8:49 AM

Fixed

NoFanofLibs on October 27, 2008 at 8:53 AM

Every day… slowly but surely… I’m being pushed into “Popeye” mode. I’VE STANDS ALL I CAN STANDS…. I CAN’T STANDS NO MORE!!!
If something remotely that objectionable went up in my area, I’d take it down with a baseball bat.

Sugar Land on October 27, 2008 at 8:54 AM

This is insane. Look where that fu*king bastard has brought us. If he doesn’t slam this kind of activity, he will deserve anything that comes his way.

anniekc on October 27, 2008 at 8:54 AM

Is the “artist” going to get a visit from the Secret Service?

cornwall on October 27, 2008 at 8:56 AM

These lowlifes have no souls.

I hope undecideds have their eyes open, their periscopes up, and their radar on.

BuckeyeSam on October 27, 2008 at 8:59 AM

You know who else hung their political opposition!

No, not Hitler.

Stalin.

James on October 27, 2008 at 9:00 AM

Stay Classy Leftards, stay classy!

Tim Zank on October 27, 2008 at 9:01 AM

[Chad] Morrisette said his display might be unacceptable any other month, –Can’t pick and choose when to uphold the law.

but his subjects are fair game during the Halloween season–as a costume for people to wear if they choose.

“It should be seen as art”–art for art’s sake belongs in a museum, not in a mob, not as part of a political campaign that hates the authentic white western tolerant heterosexual woman and loving mother.

and it should be seen within the month of October. It is Halloween. It’s time to be scary. It’s time to be spooky,” Morrisette said as he calls upon his raving hordes to put on their KKK sheets and lynch any opponents, particularly those with enough balls to call them what they are, BIGOTS. Morrisette pronounced that it’s part of a sacred ritual to practice hate crimes during Halloween, particularly sanctioned if the target is a heterosexual white female with a state university education and married with children involved legitimately in the political process supporting the American Constitution. Lynch her. These bigots have had their witch hunt and trial and are burning Palin at the stake as a threat.

maverick muse on October 27, 2008 at 9:03 AM

Is there a way to attach a jpeg image to my post? I have a photo of a sign we made for one of our customers that should be seen. It is clean and in good taste. We wouldn’t do it otherwise, but I don’t know how to attach it.

SKYFOX on October 27, 2008 at 9:03 AM

I’m not surprised. The Left is tolerant of everyone who agrees with them. Otherwise, not so much.

rbj on October 27, 2008 at 9:05 AM

When hate becomes a way of life, then you kmow you are a democrat. Without racial hatred and class warfare, they cannot exist. It is who they have always been.

volsense on October 27, 2008 at 9:05 AM

This is so unacceptable. It was bad enough when morons were wearing shirts calling Gov. Palin a “c**t”, but this is just ghastly.

Jill1066 on October 27, 2008 at 9:06 AM

A twisted mind is a twisted mind – in all things!

OldEnglish on October 27, 2008 at 9:07 AM

I wonder what would happen if someone hanged effigies of all 4 of the candidates. My guess is that no one would focus on the other three and simply focus on the “artist’s” racism and hatred of The One.

You would see cropped pictures and the person would be assaulted.

Abby Adams on October 27, 2008 at 9:07 AM

might be time to get those rocks out he mentions….I give up

SDarchitect on October 27, 2008 at 9:09 AM

Keemo, I sent that reminder to the televised news managers who allowed Ms. West her “not softball” interview with Biden.

Station managers need emails from audience to sway what they air, to purge their own souls while performing their professional obligations.

Hot Air readers can all email their local news station management demanding OBJECTIVE REPORTING THIS FINAL STRETCH BEFORE ELECTION DAY!

If you don’t like telephoning people at home for a campaign, at least telephone or email your local news affiliates and make your point forcefully since it’s business.

maverick muse on October 27, 2008 at 9:12 AM

Every day… slowly but surely… I’m being pushed into “Popeye” mode. I’VE STANDS ALL I CAN STANDS…. I CAN’T STANDS NO MORE!!!
If something remotely that objectionable went up in my area, I’d take it down with a baseball bat.

Sugar Land on October 27, 2008 at 8:54 AM

That is a basic difference between us and them – if that had been an Obama effigy, we’d be just as outraged and just as quick as with a bat.

Those tolerant lefty-types – not so much.

kybowexar on October 27, 2008 at 9:15 AM

Why is this even posted??? I read that some reporter claimed that he might have heard someone in a crowd of people perhaps should “kill him!” and it might have been about Obama. Climate of hate!!1!1!!

Lehosh on October 27, 2008 at 9:15 AM

Misogynists support Obama.

Birds of a feather hang women together.

maverick muse on October 27, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Dang forgot to “unquote”

Oh well

kybowexar on October 27, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Can you imagine if that was an effigy of Obomber??????

J.J. Sefton on October 27, 2008 at 9:17 AM

Try hanging a likeness of Senator Obama in your yard with a noose around it’s neck and see how far you get.

kam582 on October 27, 2008 at 9:18 AM

I dont know why anyone gives a crap anymore about offending people. Somehow liberals have made it so they can do whatever they want under the guise of art or free expression, while anyone they choose to target can be attacked viciously for the slightest impropriety.

Palin in a noose, Condi rice is a house nigger, Bush is Hitler and so is Cheney and Rumsfeld, piss christ, Steele is an Oreo and on and on.

Dash on October 27, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Is the “artist” going to get a visit from the Secret Service?

cornwall on October 27, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Doubt it. Maybe now that Al Sharpton cares for all peoples rights equally, we can get him involved! It was a noose wasn’t it?

Saintanger on October 27, 2008 at 9:19 AM

Sorry J.J. Sefton, you beat me to it.

kam582 on October 27, 2008 at 9:19 AM

I guess they can’t claim the noose is a racist symbol anymore.

Sporty1946 on October 27, 2008 at 9:21 AM

It is a threat to a VP candidate and should be taken very seriously by the Secret Service.

Wade on October 27, 2008 at 9:21 AM

The word “lynching” is a racist word…”noose” is a racist word…”effigy” is a racist word…”hanging” is a racist word…”Obama” is a racist word…”clinging to guns and religion” is a racist statement full of racist words…”left” is a racists word…”spooky” is a racist word…”Alabama” is a racist word…”tolerance” is a racist word…”community” is a racist word…”racism” is a racist word…
Sorry but all I see is a bunch of racist words from a racist right wing website, written by a racist for racists read by racists.

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 9:21 AM

Latent?

How about blatant??

MM pointed out the depth of this ‘assassination & brutality chic’ against Republicans, in general, and Sarah Palin, in particular, during this campaign.

The latest ‘let’s ignore another black man assaulting a white woman, but, if the opposite were portrayed, the MSM would be sharks on chum’ violent political porn from the Left is courtesy of one Mr. Terry Tate, former Reebok pitchman.

And how about the ever popular ‘the only women’s rights hotties have is to be strippers’.

But the MSM won’t talk about how insulting it is because she’s just a rethuglican.

It’s all well & good to point all this out – to thinking people with a sense of decency – but the fact is, that the Left simply doesn’t care.

They know the dissonance and revel in it! The two freak show pervs pointed out the hypocrisy themselves when describing if, it was an effigy of Obama, their house & person would be assaulted.

My guess is this will simply stay a local media story barely outside of California.

Unless it was some idiot bigot brutalizing a homosexual in effigy.

This a a text book illustration of why I can’t stand Leftists.

locomotivebreath1901 on October 27, 2008 at 9:23 AM

glenn beck is rockin this mornin

trailortrash on October 27, 2008 at 9:23 AM

Well that’s West Hollywierd ( modern Sodom and Gomorrah )

grapeknutz on October 27, 2008 at 9:24 AM

Controversial Halloween Display
http://radio.woai.com/pages/pp_joepags.html

(CHARMING PICTURE)
http://www.queerty.com/wp/docs/2008/10/mccainkkkhalloween.jpg

“… The McCain campaign has gotten so ugly. That’s what the message is. I can see how people could take this the wrong way. I’m not advocating anything. It’s sarcasm,” Havens said.

Georgia Verdier, president of the Elmira-Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said after being shown photos that she is less concerned about the display than about the “fear and hate that have entered the campaign.”

eh on October 27, 2008 at 9:26 AM

welp, the media is in the homestretch…After years of brainwashing and lying to the American People about Bush, the Iraq War, Katrina, etc. etc….they are just about to get elected the most radical Socialist to ever run for higher office in the United States.

all re-grouping strategies for the GOP should start with a strategy for dealing with and exposing the DNC/MSM propaganda machine

jp on October 27, 2008 at 9:27 AM

(CHARMING PICTURE)

A New York man known for his often controversial Halloween displays has erected a model of John McCain in a KKK outfit chasing Barack Obama.

Ron Havens of Catherine, a staunch backer of Obama’s bid for the White House, created a display in his front yard featuring a mannequin resembling the Democratic Illinois senator appearing to flee a mannequin mocked up to resemble Obama’s Republican rival, Sen. McCain of Arizona, dressed in a Ku Klux Klan hooded robe and toting a baseball bat, the Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette reported Wednesday.

Havens said the display, which he expects to be “equally offensive to everyone,” represents how he feels Obama has been unfairly treated by McCain and his campaign.

“McCain has been rabble-rousing, calling Obama a terrorist and a Muslim. The McCain campaign has gotten so ugly. That’s what the message is. I can see how people could take this the wrong way. I’m not advocating anything. It’s sarcasm,” Havens said.

Georgia Verdier, president of the Elmira-Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said after being shown photos that she is less concerned about the display than about the “fear and hate that have entered the campaign.”

eh on October 27, 2008 at 9:28 AM

It’s Halloween, in good fun, let’s all put on white sheets and go trick or treating in the black neighborhoods.
It is a time to have fun and be spooky, scary…it’s all in good fun, come on you West Hollywood, walk the corner of 54th and Gage, let’s have some fun…let’s be spooky.

Morrisette said his display might be unacceptable any other month, but his subjects are fair game during the Halloween season. “It should be seen as art and it should be seen within the month of October. It is Halloween. It’s time to be scary. It’s time to be spooky,” Morrisette said

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 9:29 AM

You think that’s bad?

Ah…don’t bother going to the polls to vote kids, you’re all just a bunch of rraaacciisstttsss.

White people shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

It’s for the good of the country and for those who’re bitter for a reason and armed because they’re scared.

The beat goes on!

Not Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 27, 2008 at 9:29 AM

..try that again, sorry…

Controversial Halloween Display

(CHARMING PICTURE)

A New York man known for his often controversial Halloween displays has erected a model of John McCain in a KKK outfit chasing Barack Obama.

Ron Havens of Catherine, a staunch backer of Obama’s bid for the White House, created a display in his front yard featuring a mannequin resembling the Democratic Illinois senator appearing to flee a mannequin mocked up to resemble Obama’s Republican rival, Sen. McCain of Arizona, dressed in a Ku Klux Klan hooded robe and toting a baseball bat, the Elmira (N.Y.) Star-Gazette reported Wednesday.

Havens said the display, which he expects to be “equally offensive to everyone,” represents how he feels Obama has been unfairly treated by McCain and his campaign.

“McCain has been rabble-rousing, calling Obama a terrorist and a Muslim. The McCain campaign has gotten so ugly. That’s what the message is. I can see how people could take this the wrong way. I’m not advocating anything. It’s sarcasm,” Havens said.

Georgia Verdier, president of the Elmira-Corning Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said after being shown photos that she is less concerned about the display than about the “fear and hate that have entered the campaign.”

eh on October 27, 2008 at 9:29 AM

I wouldn’t necessarily call it ‘tolerance’ Ed. I think that this story is disgusting — no matter whose politics are at play. If it was the other way around it would be equally as abhorrent.

My guess is that no matter who you asked about it — save for the ‘artist’ here — people would agree. Effigies are just bad. Period.

http://thepajamapundit.com/

thePajamaPundit on October 27, 2008 at 9:33 AM

eh on October 27, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Obama would never wear white trousers after Labor Day!

forest on October 27, 2008 at 9:33 AM

“I know if we had done it with Barack Obama, people would’ve probably thrown things through our windows,” Morrisette said.

Forget about Obama, they would have been attacked if they had done it with Osama Bin Laden.

And not just from Muslim Extremists either. You know I’m right.

PackerBronco on October 27, 2008 at 9:35 AM

Moron display creator Chad Michael Morrisette says this is just an expression of art.

OK, let’s see someone place an effigy of B.O. in a cap and coat standing outside their front door holding a lantern, and let’s see how long it will take the usual MSM suspects to start howling “racism” like banshees.

Nice try with the B.S. explanation, Chad, but what you did here is a direct attack on another individual.

And you damned well know it is, you bastard!

pilamaye on October 27, 2008 at 9:36 AM

How artistic would it be considered if I say…

Depicted a Halloween Display in West Hollywood where it showed a bunch of fancily dressed men with flames around them and a sign that said all turd-burglers will burn in hell.

Not that I believe that, it’s art you know.

hawkdriver on October 27, 2008 at 9:37 AM

Birds of a feather hang women together.

maverick muse on October 27, 2008 at 9:16 AM

Excellent. Let’s hope this line is only momentarily clever, and not eerily prescient.

For all our sakes.

Gilda on October 27, 2008 at 9:38 AM

The level of hatred of women by the left has been exposed by the 2008 political campaign. It is the result of suppressed rage by men of the left against the enforced subservience to a politically correct feminist ideology. A nominally black candidate has given these men cover to vent their rage, first against Hillary Clinton and then against Sarah Palin. Conservative men have are much more likely to support strong women candidates and elected officials then are liberals because they support women out of conviction and not out of fear of an accusation of so-called “sexism.” Liberal men live in fear of women while conservative men are more likely to be attracted to a strong woman.

Why do liberal women hate Sarah Palin? Simple jealousy. She has gone into a man’s world, in a man’s state and has succeeded without resort to feminist whining. She is constant reminder that a strong woman can compete on an equal basis with men. Weak minded feminists of little accomplishment cannot tolerate this constant reminder of their own inadequacies.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 9:38 AM

Art? Oh, ok, then I’ll hang a Bawney Fwank in my front lawn and call it “art” … maybe the NEA will pay me for it!

Tony737 on October 27, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Where are you gonna find 600 pounds of dog sh*t to make the effigy?

EnglishMike on October 27, 2008 at 9:38 AM

I don’t think the proper word is ‘latent.’ Their misogyny and double standards are pretty overt, don’t you think?

Matushka on October 27, 2008 at 9:40 AM

A nominally black candidate has given these men cover to vent their rage, first against Hillary Clinton and then against Sarah Palin.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 9:38 AM

I expect that the rage-venting will reach new heights in the coming Obamanation. Clearly it’s already become acceptable, even fashionable, to advocate violence against women among the Left.

Gilda on October 27, 2008 at 9:45 AM

And the hypocracy continues. If it were an Obama effigy all hell would have broken loose and the media would be clucking their collective toungues for days.

skatz51 on October 27, 2008 at 9:51 AM

PackerBronco on October 27, 2008 at 9:35 AM

indeed you are. at least someone would sniff disapprovingly about “jingoism”, and of course even when passions are directed against specific militants, progressives manage to shear the discussion back to “all muslems”.

“I wouldn’t necessarily call it ‘tolerance’ Ed.”

thePajamaPundit on October 27, 2008 at 9:33 AM

“I think that this story is disgusting…”

no you don’t.

“…if it was the other way around it would be equally as abhorrent.”

the thing about your views on things which make you feel embarassed and uncomfortable, is that you don’t have to discuss them at all. you certainly don’t have to go to “enemy” websites and lie about them. that just makes you look like a lying pig on top of whatever hipocrisy your coalition has been exposed in.

“My guess is that no matter who you asked about…” it except progressives like yourself. go away you lying concern troll.

eh on October 27, 2008 at 9:51 AM

Breaking News: Chad Morrisette set to receive a taxpayer-funded grant from the NEA on January 21st.

Well, that certainly is weird.

Abby Adams on October 27, 2008 at 9:52 AM

I saw a man Friday night dressed as Bin Laden, wearing a “Vote for Obama” pin. I told him he was braver than me. But this nut in W. Hollywood, who goes much farther, isn’t necessarily brave. The right is much less likely to hurt their opponents.

jgapinoy on October 27, 2008 at 9:52 AM

Can this be sent to Colin Powell??????

reshas1 on October 27, 2008 at 9:54 AM

How about a “Barney Frank” on his knees giving Fannie Mae and Mac a BJ?
The poster headline could read “Making Barney swallow his words”.

right2bright on October 27, 2008 at 9:56 AM

Each step down the slippery slope, people.

The longer it takes for “moderate” lefties to speak up, the fewer of them there will be.

And the excuses, oh, God, the excuses they make for the scum…

Merovign on October 27, 2008 at 9:56 AM

The guy down the road from me has a Palin coffin and grave. Classy.

pt on October 27, 2008 at 9:57 AM

If something remotely that objectionable went up in my area, I’d take it down with a baseball bat.

Sugar Land on October 27, 2008 at 8:54 AM

Ah…performance art.

James on October 27, 2008 at 9:57 AM

Can this be sent to Colin Powell??????
reshas1 on October 27, 2008 at 9:54 AM

Colin Powell? he doesn’t give a sh*t. He could care less if they hung an effigy of the entire Palin family including baby trig for all the f*ck he cares. He’s supporting Obama because he’s black.

wise_man on October 27, 2008 at 9:59 AM

What a disrespectful obnoxious as*hole.

If this were on my street I would tear it down myself.

Dave Rywall on October 27, 2008 at 10:00 AM

Please, let’s not try to out bad-taste with bad taste? Just remember what this proves (and thank-you Jesus: Drudge has it front and center):

Never “misunderestimate” the liberal’s ability to grab defeat from the jaws of victory. Three feet from the goal-line and they just have to stop and dance and prance and pull down their pants.

Marcus on October 27, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Please, let’s not try to out bad-taste with bad taste?

Marcus on October 27, 2008 at 10:01 AM

seconded.

eh on October 27, 2008 at 10:03 AM

Let’s be very clear about something: Obama has given his tacit approval for this kind of behaviour, and worse by refusing to disassociate himself from Bill Ayers, who wanted to blow American soldiers to pieces to advance his ideology.

Of course, violence can always be excused by leftists when it’s in pursuit of ‘noble’ causes.

EnglishMike on October 27, 2008 at 10:04 AM

One more instance of why I, a gay man, hate faggots.

D2Boston on October 27, 2008 at 10:07 AM

Nasty and idiotic. I know Halloween is a seasonal excuse for bad taste but this is uncivil. They should not be surprised if things get out of control around their house.

lexhamfox on October 27, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Let’s be very clear about something: Obama has given his tacit approval for this kind of behaviour, and worse by refusing to disassociate himself from Bill Ayers, who wanted to blow American soldiers to pieces to advance his ideology.

Of course, violence can always be excused by leftists when it’s in pursuit of ‘noble’ causes.

EnglishMike on October 27, 2008 at 10:04 AM
————-

Oh, you mean when Obama said “I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face”?

Really?

You’d have to be an idiot dipsh*t to believe that this meant “tacit approval” of hanging Palin in effigy or any act of violence.

McCain said fight for the country. Only an idiot dipsh*t would believe he meant punch Obama supporters in the face.

I guess we know what you are.

Dave Rywall on October 27, 2008 at 10:11 AM

Please, let’s not try to out bad-taste with bad taste?
Marcus on October 27, 2008 at

Who is advocating this? I don’t see any Obama or Biden effigies hung from the neck in the news.

wise_man on October 27, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Dave, of course he did. He told his supporters to “get in their faces.” That is what this clown is doing. He is getting in our collective (Republican/conservative)faces.

One thing more. Why don’t you Canadians go back where you came from. This isn’t your country so butt out. I didn’t see too many Americans posting on your blogs during your election.

What is funny is that your anti-Americanism blinds you to the fact that in several years when we have socialized medicine Canada will lose its medical safety valve and literally thousands of your citizens will die because the 10 percent or so who come south for real healthcare will be thrown back onto your system and it will collapse.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Send out O’Reilly’s producer since he made an interesting house call to Bill Ayers.

DFCtomm on October 27, 2008 at 10:24 AM

You appear afraid of even putting “noose” and “Barack Obama” in the same paragraph, (even with “effigy”) lest the Secret Service show up to ask you why you’re threatening to assassinate a candidate. Or if not the SS, maybe some “community organizers” would try to “organize” your house like the WU did Murtaugh?

Meanwhile, saying that a gang of black thugs should gang-rape Sarah Palin is apparently legal.

Remember to reset your clocks to Standard Time the Saturday night after the election. Meanwhile, it’s Double Standard Time.

The Monster on October 27, 2008 at 10:25 AM

Don’t you see? It doesn’t matter whether any hypothetical effigy was meant to be Obama or not. The new rule is that any figure hanging from a noose is racist:

A photo of the Halloween decoration at the center of the controversy shows a faceless, but life-sized figure hanging from a chimney. Some members of the community thought it represented a lynching and that the figure in the noose was black.

Cheryl Maines showed us a video of some of the elaborate Halloween decorations their son David had set up in the past, which include the figure hanging by a noose.

“That’s all my son wanted to do was to please children,” Cheryl Maines. “It wasn’t a lynching. It wasn’t cause to go against any race. It was merely a Halloween display.”

Ergo: the Palin effigy was racist. Our betters have spoken. Or will. Right?

Paul_in_NJ on October 27, 2008 at 10:28 AM

Dave, of course he did. He told his supporters to “get in their faces.” That is what this clown is doing. He is getting in our collective (Republican/conservative)faces.

One thing more. Why don’t you Canadians go back where you came from. This isn’t your country so butt out. I didn’t see too many Americans posting on your blogs during your election.

What is funny is that your anti-Americanism blinds you to the fact that in several years when we have socialized medicine Canada will lose its medical safety valve and literally thousands of your citizens will die because the 10 percent or so who come south for real healthcare will be thrown back onto your system and it will collapse.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 10:20 AM
————
Awww, little Mr. Xenophobe doesn’t like foreigners? So sorry. But chances are you’ve never had nor will you ever get a passport, so you really don’t have to worry about encountering us in person.

Your blither blathering about healthcare sounds like something one of those guys who stands under the overpass yelling at the traffic would shriek while wearing a tinfoil hat.

Dave Rywall on October 27, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Just keep Palin out there in the key states. Use your best talent in a tough situation and hit key areas with said talent. She’s a fireball with a good heart.

This display is just disgusting and thank goodness its not the other way around or that person would be treated worse than Joe The Plumber was just for talking.

johnnyU on October 27, 2008 at 10:31 AM

D2Boston on October 27, 2008 at 10:07 AM

I understand what you say. I just wish there was a more diplomatic way of saying it. But I also understand your frustration. So I suppose it had to be said that way.

wise_man on October 27, 2008 at 10:39 AM

Well Dave, you are an ignorant slob. My mother is from the tiny farming town of Lipton, Saskatchewan. My passport is filled with stamps from the UK, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and of course I have been a frequent visitor to Canada over the years.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 10:42 AM

And just imagine the outcry if this were an effigy of Obama! Racism, racism, racism!

The left is not tolerant. They are nazi-esque.

ErinF on October 27, 2008 at 10:46 AM

Well Dave, you are an ignorant slob. My mother is from the tiny farming town of Lipton, Saskatchewan. My passport is filled with stamps from the UK, Germany, Belgium, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and of course I have been a frequent visitor to Canada over the years.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 10:42 AM
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Awww, that’s so nice.

Dave Rywall on October 27, 2008 at 10:53 AM

http://www.queerty.com/wp/docs/2008/10/mccainkkkhalloween.jpg

eh on October 27, 2008 at 9:20 AM

I have a good friend who told me about that last week, she drives right by there almost every day. The first time she went by it she did a u turn and stopped and took pics because she thought it would be taken down quickly. Nope. It’s been up for weeks. She, by the way is Republican and thinks it’s disgusting.

4shoes on October 27, 2008 at 10:59 AM

Dave:

That kind of shut you up didn’t it?

One more thing, one of my friends is from Montreal and his father is a prominent cardiologist in Canada. He told me that the dirty little secret among Canadian healthcare bureaucrats is that they fear that US will adopt a Canadian style single payer system. You probably know that one of the most sought after benefits in Canada is supplementary medical insurance that pays for treatment in the United States. It is literally what keeps your system afloat.

jerryofva on October 27, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Send the Secret Service to that punk’s house.

Republican on October 27, 2008 at 11:14 AM

Just the beginning folks, just the beginning.

If Obama wins, the hateful leftists will take it as legitimizing their hate. It won’t go away, it will get worse.

Pope Linus on October 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM

This is what we get by legitimizing pervert sex lifestyles.

Lawrence v Texas is all the sex deviants need to be safe but noooooo, it’s not enough.

The willful indifference and/or excusing of this anti-social behavior is the next step/warning.

platypus on October 27, 2008 at 11:23 AM

Dave Rywall on October 27, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Dave, why not find some Canadian business to attend to and let Americans concern themselves with America?

DarkCurrent on October 27, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Dave Rywall on October 27, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Dave, why not find some Canadian business to attend to and let Americans concern themselves with America?

DarkCurrent on October 27, 2008 at 11:26 AM

Don’t try to export your hard-left Canadian philosophies on America — part of the reason why your country is slowly going down the crapper is because of social programs running amok, over taxation and the coddling of criminals… fix your own d*mn country before offering your expertise down here.

Republican on October 27, 2008 at 11:32 AM

There’s no problem with this, I mean, the equanimity, issues orientation, and tolerance of the left are weeeeeeellll known…

Because of the Tolerance!

O!

RocketmanBob on October 27, 2008 at 11:42 AM

Just the beginning folks, just the beginning.
If Obama wins, the hateful leftists will take it as legitimizing their hate. It won’t go away, it will get worse.
Pope Linus on October 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM

I can see this happening. Absolutely.

wise_man on October 27, 2008 at 11:43 AM

Let’s say someone created an effigy of a certain national political candidate and placed a noose around its neck, and then put the effigy on display for the neighbors to see this Halloween.

LOL.

AJB on October 27, 2008 at 12:09 PM

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