Bloody Obama effigy comes down

Bloody Obama effigy comes down

There are 58 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Oct 30, 2008, titled Bloody Obama effigy comes down. In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

Lisa Castaneda says the lynched effigy of Barack Obama isn't racist or mean-spirited. She eventually removed it.

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Since: May 08

Long Beach, California

#1 Oct 30, 2008
silly woman. It's like, soooooo last week.
Gata

Los Angeles, CA

#2 Oct 30, 2008
As much as I don't agree with this woman's politics, she's entitled to her opinion. She shouldn't have to take the display down. Just like the guy that has the hanging Palin shouldn't have to take his down.

It's Halloween for crying out loud. You can be as gruesome as you want to be so long as you're not physically hurting and actual human being. Talk about big brother bull****!
history teacher

United States

#3 Oct 30, 2008
Gata wrote:
As much as I don't agree with this woman's politics, she's entitled to her opinion. She shouldn't have to take the display down. Just like the guy that has the hanging Palin shouldn't have to take his down.
It's Halloween for crying out loud. You can be as gruesome as you want to be so long as you're not physically hurting and actual human being. Talk about big brother bull ****!
While it's a matter of free speech on both occasions, don't pull the "it's halloween" crap.
The lynch rope is an american icon not just for blacks, but for everyone. It is a symbol of brainless mob rule, as was practiced by the Nazi's.
Since your party's traditional leftist slant had historically founded temporarily successful mass movements based on that symbol, I can understand why you have fond feelings for it, but your lies, and psychotic preferences fool nobody.
Scott

Long Beach, CA

#4 Oct 30, 2008
I am saddened to think that people actually thought it was OK to do these things.

I am incensed that the Palin/McCain effigy was up for three weeks before it became an issue and the Obama one was up a much shorter time. Hypocricy and liberal bias is to blame for that.

I condem both of these effigys.
history teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
While it's a matter of free speech on both occasions, don't pull the "it's halloween" crap.
The lynch rope is an american icon not just for blacks, but for everyone. It is a symbol of brainless mob rule, as was practiced by the Nazi's.
Since your party's traditional leftist slant had historically founded temporarily successful mass movements based on that symbol, I can understand why you have fond feelings for it, but your lies, and psychotic preferences fool nobody.
Gata

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Oct 30, 2008
history teacher wrote:
<quoted text>
While it's a matter of free speech on both occasions, don't pull the "it's halloween" crap.
The lynch rope is an american icon not just for blacks, but for everyone. It is a symbol of brainless mob rule, as was practiced by the Nazi's.
Since your party's traditional leftist slant had historically founded temporarily successful mass movements based on that symbol, I can understand why you have fond feelings for it, but your lies, and psychotic preferences fool nobody.
Did you understand what I wrote my feeble minded friend?

First of all it was not a noose the effigy was hanging by but rather a neck tie. The Palin effigy was hanging from a noose.

As for being a leftist and being fond of the noose, how do those two go together? I think someone is just bitter and wants to rant on a thread. So sad really.

Yes, I think both effigies were in bad taste but I don't think they were racially or gender biased. I just think both sides would like to see the other burn in hell.

Get over yourself.
Benny Wade

Compton, CA

#6 Oct 30, 2008
We are supposed to be passed all of this, there are other ways of getting your point across...
Mrs. political incorrect....
5 DAYS

Santa Barbara, CA

#7 Oct 30, 2008
Gata

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Oct 30, 2008
Scott wrote:
I am saddened to think that people actually thought it was OK to do these things.
I am incensed that the Palin/McCain effigy was up for three weeks before it became an issue and the Obama one was up a much shorter time. Hypocricy and liberal bias is to blame for that.
I condem both of these effigys.
<quoted text>
Again, both in bad taste but neither was inciting violence. Yes, they were ignorant but that is one of the luxuries we have as Americans. The luxury to voice our opinions even if they are offensive. So long as they don't incite violence. Once we give that up, we're doomed.

By the way, stop playing the so called liberal biased card. It's as old as those that play the race card when they're not competing as successfully as others.
Gata

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Oct 30, 2008
Benny Wade wrote:
We are supposed to be passed all of this, there are other ways of getting your point across...
Mrs. political incorrect....
Really. Then why is Prop 8 even on the ballot. In this day in age, we're still voting on whether a segment of the American population is entitled to the same rights as other Americans all based on a religious agenda. You're delusional if you think we're passed all this.

As for being politically incorrect. It's not about that it's about being practical and not getting bent out of shape over the small things. We have a lot more to worry about than childish effigys put on by ignorant people. Let's pick and choose our battles based on what really matters. There's a novel idea.

You're all so full of yourselves yet I'm sure you have no problems telling off colored jokes every now and then. Get off your sanctimonious soap boxes already.
Chaka Khan

Round Rock, TX

#10 Oct 30, 2008
I agree. I like both Sarah Palin and Barack Obama and I'm sure they would both laugh at these displays. Any politician knows they will be fodder for fools and that crazies might even try to assassinate them. They know it going in, and since it is Halloween, its actually funny - not really clever, but funny.
Gata wrote:
As much as I don't agree with this woman's politics, she's entitled to her opinion. She shouldn't have to take the display down. Just like the guy that has the hanging Palin shouldn't have to take his down.
It's Halloween for crying out loud. You can be as gruesome as you want to be so long as you're not physically hurting and actual human being. Talk about big brother bull****!
Scott

Long Beach, CA

#11 Oct 30, 2008
Yes the liberal bias card is old, but then again it has been in effect for a very long time and is still evident today. Don't turn a blind eye to it just because it has become the norm for the main stream media.
Gata wrote:
<quoted text>
Again, both in bad taste but neither was inciting violence. Yes, they were ignorant but that is one of the luxuries we have as Americans. The luxury to voice our opinions even if they are offensive. So long as they don't incite violence. Once we give that up, we're doomed.
By the way, stop playing the so called liberal biased card. It's as old as those that play the race card when they're not competing as successfully as others.
LBJJ

San Diego, CA

#12 Oct 30, 2008
...and in breaking news:

* Decorative Halloween blood will not be allowed due to offended hemophiliacs...

* Candy will not be offered this year as it insults the followers of Jenny Craig...

* Ghost costumes will be outlawed due to an uncanny resemblance to klan attire...

...but don't worry, your constitutional right to burn the American Flag is still protected.
Chaka Khan

Round Rock, TX

#13 Oct 30, 2008
Really? Did you cheer when Saddam Hussein's statue monument was torn down during the US Invasion of Iraq?

Different people, different situation, same bloodlust.
Scott wrote:
I am saddened to think that people actually thought it was OK to do these things.
I am incensed that the Palin/McCain effigy was up for three weeks before it became an issue and the Obama one was up a much shorter time. Hypocricy and liberal bias is to blame for that.
I condem both of these effigys.
<quoted text>
Chaka Khan

Round Rock, TX

#14 Oct 30, 2008
The "liberal bias" buzzword of today is confused. I hear both liberals and conservatives using it as though it is a disease. I think liberals today don't know if they are liberal or not and conservatives don't know that they are liberal as well, just thinking they are conservative. Its sad how far the country has been dumbed down.

I make a point of watching CNN, MSNBC, and occasionally, Fox News and I don't see liberal bias at all. I see out and out, straight up Republican bias, period.
Scott wrote:
Yes the liberal bias card is old, but then again it has been in effect for a very long time and is still evident today. Don't turn a blind eye to it just because it has become the norm for the main stream media.
<quoted text>
Mac-7

Dallas, TX

#15 Oct 30, 2008
Notice that the Obama effigy gets the headline while the Palin effigy is only mentioned as an afterthought.

Is there any doubt who the liberal jouranlists are supporting in this election?
Oxymoron

Allentown, PA

#16 Oct 30, 2008
How come there is only a few lines about the Palin display? Oh wait i know because the media is pro Obama and only reports about how great he is, i think the latest poll on the coverage the candidates has recieved is correct. McCain 7-1 on negative articles. Unfair coverage! I thought the media and so called journalist were supposed to be unbiased towards either party and just cover the news? HMMM seems to me like this election was swayed by the news media and not very fair. dont they teach this stuff in journalism school or didnt they co to college!!!!!!
get out of politics news people!!!
History Teacher

United States

#17 Oct 30, 2008
Gata wrote:
<quoted text>
Really. Then why is Prop 8 even on the ballot. In this day in age, we're still voting on whether a segment of the American population is entitled to the same rights as other Americans all based on a religious agenda. You're delusional if you think we're passed all this.
As for being politically incorrect. It's not about that it's about being practical and not getting bent out of shape over the small things. We have a lot more to worry about than childish effigys put on by ignorant people. Let's pick and choose our battles based on what really matters. There's a novel idea.
You're all so full of yourselves yet I'm sure you have no problems telling off colored jokes every now and then. Get off your sanctimonious soap boxes already.
When the media, which has proven liberal biased, and is a pundit platform, rather than a news facility, blows the matter all over major outlets, they make it something that matters.
That's the way it is, and has nothing to do with what you think should be.
You still play in semantics "hey! it's halloween! Hey, it's not a noose! It's just a necktie!" because your liberal pathology forces you to do so, just as many libs used to say, "Ef the Police is just a fun rap song! It's not a call to arms for gang members!"
You're neurotic, so you cannot successfully debate the issue.
And just so you might someday understand, the REAL issue of Prop 8 isn't so much whether Gays can legitimately marry or not. The REAL issue is whether citizen's of this state will allow our laws to be decreed from a few liberal judges, overriding the will of the majority of citizen's, and rewriting our laws from the bench.
"Gay" isn't the issue. It's liberal fascism that is the issue, and will be addressed by citizen's interested in the validity of our Constitution.
If gays want to enact a statute for gay marriage, let them place it on a ballot for a citizen's vote. Don't "game the game" with childish nonsense, much like what you're trying to do by validating the old "Lynch Em" social icon.
independent thinker

Pico Rivera, CA

#18 Oct 30, 2008
What Ms. Castaneda is doing is not a good exercise of her right as an American. It's really a good lack of judgment & she should rethink of a better way to express her feelings towards the candidate. Tell me, Ms. Castaneda, if anybody would do that to you, how would you fee?
Mac-7

Dallas, TX

#19 Oct 30, 2008
Scott wrote:
I am incensed that the Palin/McCain effigy was up for three weeks before it became an issue and the Obama one was up a much shorter time.

Hypocricy and liberal bias is to blame for that.

<quoted text>
Well said.

In the story the Obama effigy gets the headline while the Palin effigy is only mentioned as an afterthought.

Is there any doubt who the liberal jouranlists are supporting in this election?
History Teacher

United States

#20 Oct 30, 2008
Chaka Khan wrote:
The "liberal bias" buzzword of today is confused. I hear both liberals and conservatives using it as though it is a disease. I think liberals today don't know if they are liberal or not and conservatives don't know that they are liberal as well, just thinking they are conservative. Its sad how far the country has been dumbed down.
I make a point of watching CNN, MSNBC, and occasionally, Fox News and I don't see liberal bias at all. I see out and out, straight up Republican bias, period.
<quoted text>
If you don't see liberal bias on msnbc, you are psychotic.

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