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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:09 PM

Gallows Of Effigy (I call bullshit on the "I'da done it to Bush" excuse)



Corey Dixon was leaving the North Carolina State Fair on Saturday when she spotted a truck full of mannequins hanging from nooses, including one that looks like President Barack Obama. CNN affiliate WECT reports that there are several figures as part of the display, including President Obama, North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge W. Douglas Parsons. The display's creator, who refers to himself as Patriotphipps on YouTube, told CNN affiliate WBTV he made the truck to 'bring attention to a murder case for William Henry Phipps, who was shot and killed while he was riding down the highway with his father.'

After many questions from the public, Phipps uploaded a YouTube video in May 2012 explaining the display. 'You say it's racism. I say it's not. Absolutely not. Had we been hanging people in effigy when George Bush was president, I would have hung him, no problem. It wouldn't have been a problem at all.'

Dixon only captured a photo of Obama’s effigy and not the entire display because, 'It was very disturbing,' she said. 'It's fine if you have your political views, but the insensitivity of seeing our commander in chief handing from a noose. It was the lack of sensitivity.' And, what made it worse was the audience seeing the display: 'There were little children seeing this. They know Obama’s face and the parents having to explain what this means, they don’t need to be exposed to certain things.'
- zdan, CNN iReport producer http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-861573?hpt=hp_bn1

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unc70 Oct 2012 #2
TalkingDog Oct 2012 #3
unc70 Oct 2012 #4
TalkingDog Oct 2012 #5

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:19 PM

1. Why don't they just start the race war now and get it over with?

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:19 PM

2. Afraid you are wrong. Not racist.

We have had this discussion several times already. Suggest reading this before trusting CNN and its reporting.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021617199

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Response to unc70 (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:18 PM

3. Which is why I included the video for so you could hear his explanation for yourself.

I still don't buy it. If he was hanging people when Bush was president, but he didn't hang Bush, why start hanging presidents with the current one?

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Response to TalkingDog (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:47 PM

4. Because his US DOJ issues after Bush

Several of those in his display are Dems, others Rep, some I don't know for sure.

Did you read the thread from yesterday? Where correct or not, Phipps seems genuinely seeking what he believes is justice for the murder of his brother and I have little doubt that he would have included Bush or anyone else who had been President at the time.

I don't want to get bogged down and distracted by this until after the election. A couple of us are now curious enough to look closer at his claims in a couple of weeks. I plan to discuss this with family members of mine who live in that county and see what they know.

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Response to unc70 (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:55 PM

5. Avoid distractions. Stop correcting people who may not need it.

n/t

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