Monday, October 27, 2008

Spooky!

Just when I was beginning to feel good about new beginnings this turns up! The effigy of Sara Palin hangs in front of a West Hollywood home. Needless to say it has drawn quite a bit of attention, including news crews.

When asked if the scene was appropriate, the owner of the house agreed it would be out of bounds any other time of the year but now it is in the spirit of Halloween. "It should be seen as art, and is within the month of October. It's Halloween, it's time to be scary, it's time to be spooky." Indeed.

On that basis I suppose the 18 and 20 year old skinheads who plotted to kill 88 people including beheading 14 African Americans and ultimately assassinating Obama while dressed in top hats and white tuxedos should also be given a pass. It's time to be scary. It's time to be spooky.

There was the shooting at the University of Central Arkansas that left two students dead and another injured. And of course the murder of Jennifer Hudson's mother and brother and 7 year old nephew. It's a time to be scary. It's a time to be spooky.

I thank heaven that our humane society is not adopting out any cats until after Halloween. One can only imagine what would be found the day after. It's time to be scary. It's time to be spooky.

I'd like to think this had been a bad dream while sleeping off my cold, but no, I had to turn on that TV!

7 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Now I know one more reason why I'm glad we had our television disconnected! I can't stand to watch anymore. I can stay up to date with news and info on my computer and from the newspapers, but I don't want anymore.

Margie's Musings said...

I understand. What a terrible thing. That home owner should get a fine...at least.

Word Tosser said...

What is wrong with people? or is it me?

Rinkly Rimes said...

Try adding up all the nice Americans NOT doing anything spooky! I bet you'd never get to the end of the list!One of my nicest experiences was traveling on an Amtrak train from Canada to San Fransisco. I met nothing but nice people.

Dogwalkmusings said...

Rinkly, you are so right. It's the bad news bears that get the attention. One reason I make a point of watching the NBC evening news on Friday's is for their "Making a Difference" segment. It restores my faith in human nature.

Mike said...

Mari I shook my head at this one in amazement at how utterly stupid people can be. This isn't political commentary - it's hate speech, and I think it wouldn't be inappropriate at all for the resident to receive a visit from the Secret Service (if he hasn't already).

TropiGal said...

Some people are just dumb. Any more doggie photos? I'm not allowed to have a dog, so I am always a sucker for them.