Sister Octomom and Her Minions

Just when you think the Octomom circus cannot get any more bizarre, Halloween strikes early at the Suleman household:

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Yes, Nadya “Octomom” Suleman dressed up not only as a nun, but a pregnant nun. As if that weren’t enough, she decked out her brood in “devil” costumes. Because nothing says love more than making your child look like the spawn of Satan*. The only thing missing was this woman carrying a sign saying, “I’m carrying Rosemary’s baby”.

This whole thing reminds me of the first time I attended a “harvest festival” at a church. Biblical character costumes were in abundance. For example, you had a few Samsons, Davids et al, but strangely enough, no Jezebels or Whores of Babylon. Comic book heroes were strongly represented as well, but perhaps the most disconcerting was the kid rocking the costume represented to the right.

Problem ChildThat’s right, at a church “harvest festival” someone dressed their kid up as Lucifer*.

I’m not here to hand-wring over the wisdom/folly of these festivals but if you are going to attend one of these “Non-Halloween Celebrations That Just So Happen To Fall on Halloween”, you might want to leave the pitchfork at home, no?

I guess one could make the case that Satan is a Biblical character?

*Yes I know that in all likelihood the prince of this world looks nothing like what pop culture thinks he looks like. For this, I must quote CS Lewis

I know someone will ask me, “Do you really mean, at this time of day, to reintroduce our old friend the devil-hoofs and horns and all?” Well, what the time of day has to do with it I do not know. And I am not particular about the hoofs and horns. But in other respects my answer is “Yes, I do.”

I do not claim to know anything about his personal appearance. If anybody really wants to know him better I would say to that person, “Don’t worry. If you really want to, you will Whether you’ll like it when you do is another question.”

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Still Waiting on Rioting Hindus…

Some facts:

It has been 2 weeks since Halloween

This is supermodel Heidi Klum:
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This was supermodel Heidi Klum on Halloween dressed up as Kali:
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Predictably, Heidi won best costume according to this story:

Heidi Klum faces flak from Hindus for posing as Goddess Kali in Halloween bash

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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…