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Obama effigy found on U. of Kentucky campus

There are 26 comments on the WHDH story from Oct 30, 2008, titled Obama effigy found on U. of Kentucky campus. In it, WHDH reports that:

University of Kentucky authorities were investigating Wednesday who hanged an effigy of Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama from a tree on campus.

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London, KY

#1 Oct 30, 2008
This is just sick and embarasses me as a Kentuckian!
Hmmm

Westtown, PA

#2 Oct 30, 2008
Sounds like a response to the Sarah Palin effigy that was in the news recently. But that one was "Just for Fun"......
CRZ

Batavia, OH

#3 Oct 30, 2008
Not that I agree with this, but the same thing happened in San Francisco except it was of Sarah Palin, what's the big difference? They are not even making them take that one down. Something stinks in in the US when it is accecptable to have this kind of display of Palin and call it freedom of expression, but let it happen to Obama and it's suddenly a hate crime. It just doesn't seem fair. But then again Obama has been playing dirty politics,
Ken

San Antonio, TX

#4 Oct 30, 2008
Obama said take care of your family first. They found one of his uncles in the US, homeless last week. Yesterday, they found one of his Aunts living in the slums in Boston. This from a guy who is a millionaire and never gave to charity before becoming a senator and only 5% since then. Biden has never donated more than 1% and yet they want to take away from those who have worked hard and give it to the idiots in McDonalds who can't get your order right.
Blacksheep

United States

#5 Oct 30, 2008
Why is that some fags in hollywood who have issues about their mothers can hang a sarah palin dummy, but if a white boy hangs a dummy like Oblahblah, its a hate crime? are we really at that point in this country that free speech is no longer available to whitey>?

can only queers and dykes, and negroes and kykes, fairies and goons and big black baboons, all have the right , to say what they feel, while mexican crackheads continue to steal, say it so,that the plumber named joe, whose got custody of his son, can bring down 'the one', what must OPRAH be feelin, her big ass be reeling, this was her hero, a tall thin black zero,a muslim jew-hater, our newest dictator,he almost had made it, his ego inflated, 5 days to go , and then he would have them, under his power they could not withstand him, america to pay for all the white sin.Thats right little bitches,we cant let him win!
UKGal

Somerset, KY

#6 Oct 30, 2008
I do understand that these two situations are essentially the same - a dummy of a person hanging from a tree - but I do think a reasonable person has to consider the different connotations that go with them. There's never been a time in our history that white women were often took out and hung from a tree, but the lynching of a black man is one of the most poignant symbols of hate that our country has seen. It’s very difficult for anyone to look at this, of any race, and not think of it in a racial context.

You have to consider a person's history before you judge their reaction to something. Take for example, pretty much everyone agrees that "dead baby" jokes are tasteless, but you'd probably get a chuckle out of your school buddy, and completely disturb a woman who had recently lost a child.

There are a lot of ways to express your political views without causing pain to others.
CRZ

Batavia, OH

#7 Oct 30, 2008
UKGal wrote:
I do understand that these two situations are essentially the same - a dummy of a person hanging from a tree - but I do think a reasonable person has to consider the different connotations that go with them. There's never been a time in our history that white women were often took out and hung from a tree, but the lynching of a black man is one of the most poignant symbols of hate that our country has seen. It’s very difficult for anyone to look at this, of any race, and not think of it in a racial context.
You have to consider a person's history before you judge their reaction to something. Take for example, pretty much everyone agrees that "dead baby" jokes are tasteless, but you'd probably get a chuckle out of your school buddy, and completely disturb a woman who had recently lost a child.
There are a lot of ways to express your political views without causing pain to others.
This is 2008, we are no longer living in the days of slavery. How long are we going to have to hear that excuse. It's getting old, if we were still in the days of slavery we sure wouldn't have a biracial man (let's not forget that his mother is white) running for president. As far as Palin, how do you think it makes her kids feel that a dummy of their mother is allowed to hang because it's freedom of expression, and to know that it matters more when it's Obama just because he's "black". Let's start living today and stop living in the past, afterall we can't change the past only the future.

Since: Aug 08

Clarksville, TN

#8 Oct 30, 2008
UKGal wrote:
I do understand that these two situations are essentially the same - a dummy of a person hanging from a tree - but I do think a reasonable person has to consider the different connotations that go with them. There's never been a time in our history that white women were often took out and hung from a tree, but the lynching of a black man is one of the most poignant symbols of hate that our country has seen. It’s very difficult for anyone to look at this, of any race, and not think of it in a racial context.
You have to consider a person's history before you judge their reaction to something. Take for example, pretty much everyone agrees that "dead baby" jokes are tasteless, but you'd probably get a chuckle out of your school buddy, and completely disturb a woman who had recently lost a child.
There are a lot of ways to express your political views without causing pain to others.
Give it a rest. He has no history with slavery, his kin folks in Africa are still experiencing this but not him.Only people so consume with hate, jealousy, racism will condone the hanging of a white American woman as having an excuse to do so.

While the hanging of a black/white man running as leader of this country as racism.Isn't he sort of racist to always not mention about the white family. In his book, the dedications are too whom, his deadbeat dad and his family while nothing is mentioned about his white mother's family unless it is to demean them.

Why is he running for leader of this country if he has already yelled race card too many times, makes a difference in a crime that is identical, by his actions, has put a division in the races already?

What type of unification is this?

Let me answer: a black race hatred and bigotry/racism toward the white race. Nothing more, nothing less.

Obama speaks:(one of his rally)
....."I am my brother's keeper" Yet, the man is able to pay for a 1.6 million home and let his brother live off of, either $1. a month or week and live in a hut. Yet, this man who wrote in his book "Dreams from my Father" the kindness and adoration for his dad's sister and husband (auntie) but he has not contribute 1 cent to their existence, they are living in slums about to be evicted......Also, at his rally, he stated, the Bible states, "do unto the least of thee, you do unto me." Well good grief, he just did.

Stop crying wolf, it hasn't gotten very old and very tiresome with many people.

With 234 million whites and only 38 million blacks, it seems like the white race would start standing up for their rights.

The time to do it is now.
bluetucky

United States

#9 Oct 30, 2008
UKGal wrote:
I do understand that these two situations are essentially the same - a dummy of a person hanging from a tree - but I do think a reasonable person has to consider the different connotations that go with them. There's never been a time in our history that white women were often took out and hung from a tree, but the lynching of a black man is one of the most poignant symbols of hate that our country has seen. It’s very difficult for anyone to look at this, of any race, and not think of it in a racial context.
You have to consider a person's history before you judge their reaction to something. Take for example, pretty much everyone agrees that "dead baby" jokes are tasteless, but you'd probably get a chuckle out of your school buddy, and completely disturb a woman who had recently lost a child.
There are a lot of ways to express your political views without causing pain to others.
Ummm, that's called a double standard.
owen co citizen

Shreveport, LA

#10 Oct 30, 2008
How embarrassing it is to be a white citizen right now.

“A Proud Gay Parent”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#11 Oct 30, 2008
When I first saw the report on the Palin effigy, I was disgusted. Now, there is nothing about the woman that I like. I completely disagree with most of her views. But, she is a national political figure. She is a VP candidate. She is a human being. And I thought it was disrespectful at the least, and pretty much horrific that this kind of demonstration was accepted by some. When I saw the gay couple interviewed on TV about it, I was saddened. Being a white, gay male myself, they did nothing to demonstrate that we weren't the "monsters" many try to make us out to be.
When the same thing happened with an Obama effigy, I hold it to the same standards. It was disgusting.
I agree that politics can get dirty, but making these kinds of statements go beyond that.
I can only take solace that most Americans, regardless of their political affiliation, viewed both incidents the same as I did. At least I hope so.
jewel

Batavia, OH

#12 Oct 30, 2008
owen co citizen wrote:
How embarrassing it is to be a white citizen right now.
Speak for yourself! Maybe you should be embarrASSed of yourself because you are one sided. As it has been said on this site before what's the difference between this happening to Obama and the same thing happening to Palin?
SNJ

Skien, Norway

#13 Oct 30, 2008
Of course there are no differences. Both cases just demonstrate the intellectual abilities of
a people.....pathetic lack of understanding of
a modern, western democracy. You have a lot of homework to do - all of you.
Become Informed

London, KY

#14 Oct 30, 2008
The difference is that the Sarah Palin thing was done on private property which protected those who did it, as a really bad and disgusting halloween joke-- Notice I said bad, it was not right either. The one here in this state was done on the University of Kentucky Campus not private property, its one thing to disgrace yourself, but its totally another to put something like that on property that is not your own!!

Since: Aug 08

United States

#15 Oct 30, 2008
Take notice of all the pumped up excuses why its okay to hang a female-dressed up dummy but its wrong to hang a black/white male.

Are we really this stupid?

Someone stated, never has there been in the history of America, a white woman hanging, as if my oh my, lets begin one, as if this is a reason to condone it.

Needless to say, someone needs to make a trip to the Library and read about the British, who were notorious for butchering and hanging any white settler who they either didn't like or opposed their rule.

They need to read about the American/Indian war where not only did the Indians scalp men and women but hung their heads in the trees as a sign of victory. The female adults and children whom were sexually appetizing to them, they let them live.

They need to read about the American/Mexican wars where the Mexicans butchered white people and no they sure did not hang them from the trees, they cut them up and spread the pieces for the vultures to feast on. Most were tortured and then killed.

Know the difference in white and black races? The whites do not whine about this or you wouldn't be surprise to hear about it. Yet, the black race (not all) whine and whine, till you can not take it any longer about something that happen to whom--------their ancestors.
Try Thinking

Denver, CO

#17 Oct 30, 2008
Blacksheep wrote:
Why is that some fags in hollywood who have issues about their mothers can hang a sarah palin dummy, but if a white boy hangs a dummy like Oblahblah, its a hate crime? are we really at that point in this country that free speech is no longer available to whitey>?
can only queers and dykes, and negroes and kykes, fairies and goons and big black baboons, all have the right , to say what they feel, while mexican crackheads continue to steal, say it so,that the plumber named joe, whose got custody of his son, can bring down 'the one', what must OPRAH be feelin, her big ass be reeling, this was her hero, a tall thin black zero,a muslim jew-hater, our newest dictator,he almost had made it, his ego inflated, 5 days to go , and then he would have them, under his power they could not withstand him, america to pay for all the white sin.Thats right little bitches,we cant let him win!
Are we really supposed to take you seriously? You are seriously ideologically incoherent if you can actually use a derogatory term for a Jewish individual, and then descry Obama as a "jew-hater". Try thinking...it's nice.
Sly1

Mcdonough, GA

#18 Oct 30, 2008
"Give it a rest. He has no history with slavery......"
Chylloh, big mistake! Obama's mother was white that is as, in her family/Obama's family owned slaves. I wonder how thinking people do not figure this out.
Yes it is a double standard here with these effigies. I say if one goes to jail, all go to jail.
bluetucky

United States

#19 Oct 31, 2008
jewel wrote:
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Speak for yourself! Maybe you should be embarrASSed of yourself because you are one sided. As it has been said on this site before what's the difference between this happening to Obama and the same thing happening to Palin?
Exactly! Why are so many so quick to pitty others when the exact same thing is done to us. The two guys admitted that when they saw the Palin effigy that that's where there idea came from but we call that art? What is this world coming to?
Blacksheep

United States

#20 Oct 31, 2008
Try Thinking wrote:
<quoted text>
Are we really supposed to take you seriously? You are seriously ideologically incoherent if you can actually use a derogatory term for a Jewish individual, and then descry Obama as a "jew-hater". Try thinking...it's nice.
Hey dummy, its sarcasm. I bet you approve of the MTV awards ? or mudstream media? ever heard a black rap "artist"? gimme a break with your wannabe psychological theories.
Blacksheep

United States

#21 Oct 31, 2008
UKGal wrote:
I do understand that these two situations are essentially the same - a dummy of a person hanging from a tree - but I do think a reasonable person has to consider the different connotations that go with them. There's never been a time in our history that white women were often took out and hung from a tree, but the lynching of a black man is one of the most poignant symbols of hate that our country has seen. It’s very difficult for anyone to look at this, of any race, and not think of it in a racial context.
You have to consider a person's history before you judge their reaction to something. Take for example, pretty much everyone agrees that "dead baby" jokes are tasteless, but you'd probably get a chuckle out of your school buddy, and completely disturb a woman who had recently lost a child.
There are a lot of ways to express your political views without causing pain to others.
I have to admit I did not read your entire post, I think I get your point from the first few lines, so are you trying to say, that in order for the hanging Palin dummy to be considered "distastefully done" or "offensive" her effigy should have been shown in the process of being RAPED. In that way the effigy would have NOT been 'ART'?

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