Sarah Palin Mannequin Raises Question

Caught this story on Drudge,
Halloween Palin Prop Sparks Controversy In WeHo

Apparently a West Holly wood man thought it a great Halloween idea to hang a mannequin dressed as Sarah Palin (picture from the story):

According to the story, Chad Michael Morisette, who hung the mannequin by a noose, had this to say about it,

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.

Now is a good time to remind everyone that if this country were nearly half the neo-con fascist theocracy that folks in some quarters believe it to be, Mr. Morrisette would have been cast in prison and then summarily shot. And oh yeah, his family would be charged for the bullet, but I digress.

No doubt, this election season has been a trying one for all involved. Race, unlike any previous election, is inevitably a focal point due in large part to the fact that one of the nominees is half-black.

In this election you have racists voting for Senator Obama because he is half-black and racists not voting for Senator Obama because he is half-black. These 2 groups of people have more in common than they realize.

I don’t intend to stir the simmering racial pot but a question if I may:

Would a mannequin of Senator Obama hanging from a noose, say in the Deep South, be seen as “art” or as a vicious “hate crime”?

Judging by the irrational hysterics that went on last year in Jena, Louisiana (and parts beyond) methinks the latter…

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Obama Votive Candle

A pic of someone’s version of San Barack was taken in the city of San Francisco:

Photo credit:A National Review reader

What’s next? Sen. Obama on a Cross? Someone should ask the Senator what he thinks of this.

I know for a fact that we won’t see him ascending to heaven on Mohammed’s horse (below)

I don’t know where they were going with this, but I do know that this will drive all the Left Behind folks into a frenzy (“See, he is the Anti-Christ!”) and tick off devotees of San Martín de Porres (below)

Jessica Alba goes Hannibal Lecter for the Common Good

Election season can be amusing for a myriad of reasons. One such reason is that some celebrities come out of their sheltered existences to perform the noblest of tasks: get the narod to vote Democrat.

They do this using clever slogans, such as Sean Combs’ “Vote or Die” campaign or even more clever photography, like this:

Yes, that is movie star Jessica Alba doing her best Hannibal Lecter impersonation (read the full story here).

Truth be told, no matter what Ms. Alba does, I will forever think of her as the girl in Idle Hands.

Jessica is a professing Barack Hussein Obama (that’s for you Job) supporter. Describing this new campaign (Declare Yourself), she said:

If you don’t register and vote and make a difference, and hopefully change the bad things that are happening in our country, you are essentially just binding and muzzling yourself.

I know that not everything is peachy keen in this great country, but these words ring a little hollow coming from someone who pulls a couple million per film not to mention a few more from Revlon.

Unspoken in this picture, of course, is that us little people should get out to vote for her man and not the other guy.

In the interest of fairness, why wasn’t noted John Sidney McCain III supporter Chuck Norris given a chance to rock a muzzle in one of these ads? Oh that’s right, muzzles are afraid of Chuck, silly me…

Jesus: Community Organizer

Cute.

For those of you interested, you can but it here.

This shirt does make me wonder if the good folks behind it are as confused as Pilate was regarding who Jesus really IS.

(H/t: Townhall blog)

Rudy vs. Hillary, What Could Have Been…

Given the 3 horse (the number is down to 2, depending on who you ask) race that the 2008 election has become, Mr. Giuliani has not been heard from lately. If not for his recent schmoozing of the Democrat front-runner, Mr. Edwards would be in the same boat.

Leave it to Thomas Sowell to remind that Rudy once was a viable candidate,

Whoever said that overnight is a lifetime in politics knew what he was talking about. Just 6 months ago, the big question was how Hillary and Giuliani would do against each other in this year’s presidential elections.

The above is from Dr. Sowell’s latest version of Random Thoughts.

I recant, Obama SHOULD be our Next President

Here is my reasoning,
“Obama hooks ‘em in visit with Longhorns”

What? I have a degree from there, what other choice do I have after seeing those shots?

My reason isn’t any worse than the reasons that have been given so far, right?

Obamamania and Emotionalism

“Hope must be grounded in objective truth otherwise it quickly becomes wishful thinking.” — Cal Thomas

The above quote is from Mr. Thomas’ latest offering,
“Misplaced Hope Can Be Dangerous” ,

in which he examines that which seems to be Barack Obama’s platform: hope (I would like to ask him what hope he can offer to the children sacrificed at the altar of “women’s choice”, but I digress).

Undeniably, Thomas’ words will be dismissed by those who have made up their minds on the basis of emotions, a terribly way to waste one’s God-given ability to reason.

I have personally seen the blind faith some place on this man who if we can just take a second to realize, is just a man. A moment’s further reflection will reveal that he is after all, a politician who well, is liable to say just about anything to get elected. It is worth noting that neither side of the aisle is immune from pandering to a certain demographic.

That unbelievers will buy into anyone offering such hope is understandable and to some extent, expected, after all if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything.

That Christians are buying into this wishful thinking (or pie-in-the-sky rhetoric) is indicative of a larger problem. Somehow we have forgotten that our citizenship is in heaven not here on earth, and our hope does not stem from the lips of politicians (whatever the party) but from the Resurrection of our Lord.

Allow me to curtail any attempts to dismiss the Resurrection as ‘wishful thinking’ by directing the kind reader to the “Resurrection” tab at the top and by pointing out that the natural man does not (because he can not) understand the things of God, at least according to the Apostle, who actually saw the Risen Christ and gave his life at the order of Nero as a testimony to this.

The couple of people I have asked for a good reason to smoke what the good Senator is selling, cannot root their answer in objective truth. Their “reasoning” is derived from emotion and feelings, not bad things of course, but not things on which important decisions are to be based.

As Cal Thomas sagely points out (emphasis mine),

The writer of the New Testament Book of Hebrews says that, “faith is being sure of what we hope for” (Hebrews 11:1). What we see in Barack Obama is a man with great rhetorical skills, who is untested in battle. Many are projecting their hopes on him because he makes them feel good. What commander would put a low-ranking officer in charge of all troops during wartime? We are close to making Obama our commander in chief with no hint of how he might perform, other than to withdraw troops from Iraq.

If Mr. Obama says he will rebuild the temple in 3 days, I wonder how many of his disciples who dismiss the Lord’s Resurrection will believe him?