Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Disconnect (With breaking update!!)

There's a disconnect somewhere, and it isn't in the South. We know that hanging folks is verboten, even in effigy. Heck, some kid recently in Grant Parish got himself in trouble with the Feds for driving around with a noose dangling off the back of his pickup truck.

Then we go to West Hollywood, and see this:

Oh, that's in good taste! The property owner describes it as art.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) ― A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others.... He says "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."

Yeah, art. That's a ripoff if I ever heard one.

To paraphrase, it should be seen as despicable, regardless of the month, race, or gender of the effigy.

UPDATE** Lookee here! Some dude lost a bet. White dude tied a noose. Black dude calls police. White dude goes to jail.


Old NFO said...

I just saw a news report that the 'perp' is an "artist" and this is an artistic performance... sigh...

Erica said...

i just read the lsu story. cry my hands full!!! people's feelings get hurt too easy. what a bunch of pansies we have become.