So this total fuckneck in West Hollywood puts up as a Halloween decoration a mannequin dressed like Governor Sarah Palin hanging from a noose and argues that it's "art" and justifiable because it's a holiday decoration:
Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, told CBS 2 News that drivers and bus passengers have been stopping to snap pictures of the macabre scene.That? Isn't "spooky." That's heinous. And since Mr. Morisette is evidently woefully unaware of the history of hanging uppity women (i.e. "witches"), I hope someone will put a copy of The Crucible in his trick-or-treat bag this year.
Morisette says the effigy would be out of bounds at any other time of year, but it's within the spirit of Halloween.
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."
And, say, here's another reason why hanging effigies aren't really funny: Because real people are still hung or dragged to their deaths at the end of ropes in this country.
[H/Ts to Shakers mr_subjunctive by email and pfunkem in comments.]