Tuesday, October 28, 2008


...my least favorite 'holiday.'  I do not like Halloween at all.  I don't like what is brought out in people at this time of year. It seems to be an occasion for evil, as if any occasion is needed for evil. Yet it is 'justified'... tolerated, even encouraged and overlooked at Halloween.  Did you see the Halloween "decor" at one West Hollywood home? (video) It featured an effigy of Sarah Palin, hanging from a noose strung up on the chimney. It also featured an effigy of a devilish John McCain crawling out of the chimney, surrounded by flames.

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Do any of my readers find this offensive? Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, told CBS 2 News that the effigy would be out of bounds at any other time of year, but it's within the spirit of Halloween. "It should be seen as art, and as within the month of October. It's Halloween, it's time to be scary, it's time to be spooky," Morisette said.


Sorry, but this is NOT art. And this is NOT appropriate, acceptable behavior. It would be one thing to have the typical generic, spooky characters strung up like this in your yard. I could 'buy' that as Halloween "art." But to depict actual American citizens, public candidates, in this way is NOT cool.  The home owner admitted that if he had 'hung' Barack Obama, it would not have gone over as well because of the history of blacks and lynchings. So it is acceptable to hang women.. but not blacks??

I find this attitude DISGRACEFUL, DISGUSTING.

Right now this home is being swamped with onlookers, even tour buses - gawking, taking pictures, laughing, pointing. I dare say if this was a mannequin of  Barack Obama hanging by a noose, this house would be swamped with FBI, Secret Service, and the local police. This guy would be TOAST!! He would be immediately booked for commission of 'hate crimes' and become very familiar with the inside of a prison cell. His home would be desecrated by angry citizens. His life might even be in danger IF he remained out of prison!

LYNCHING is not acceptable in the United States of America. It is a heinous, murderous crime. And depiction of hanging of an actual known person is not acceptable either.  And as Forrest Gump would say - "That's all I have to say about that."

Thank you all for the very kind comments expressing your love for us, concerning my previous post. It is still a sad thing to think about. Looking back over the years of enjoyment we had with our collie Rebel brings both joy and grief. Gretchen told me that Roscoe was having a difficult time without his buddy. His appetite was off (and he LIVES to eat) and his behavior has been a bit 'out of character' for him. Poor doggie. : ( Hopefully he will grow closer to Belle pup and will regain his love of life... and eating! Some say that animals do not experience emotions such as love and grief. BALONEY!!  They certainly do!

I'm off to do some housecleaning... until next time...


Mary said...

No! Not art. IT is disgusting and hate mongering.

~Pam~ said...

That is SO horrible!!! And that is NOT art!!

Carol said...

This display disgusted me. I don't understand why they are allowed to get away with it.

Julie said...

I'm a bit behind here because of our pending trip.

I am surprised that this so called art is permitted! That goes way beyond bad taste. What message did that send to children!

OK....back to my last bit of packing. Have the best week you can. Big hugs, me.

PS. How long until the wedding and how are the plans coming along????