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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:33 AM
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Blindfolded Santa Hanging From Noose At Home Upsets Neighborhood
Blindfolded Santa Hanging From Noose At Home Upsets Neighborhood

POSTED: 8:44 am EST December 8, 2005
UPDATED: 8:55 am EST December 8, 2005

A large blindfolded Santa hanging from a noose from a high tree in a man's yard has angered homeowners in a Florida neighborhood, according to a Local 6 News report.

The Santa doll, which neighborhood children can easily see, was put up by homeowner Ron Stroia at his home located on 555 West 50th Street in Miami Beach, the report said.

It's just wrong, I mean who would want their children to see this, and it reminds adults of lynching," neighbor Estelle Farnsworth said. "It's just nasty, there is no spirit of Christmas in this."

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http://www.local6.com/news/5491296/detail.html

Here are some pictures:







Slideshow of ten pics here:

http://www.local6.com/slideshow/news/5490957/detail.htm... ;s=1;dm=ss;p=news;w=400

While I understand why parents in the neighborhood might be upset, something about this just CRACKS ME UP! It is his right, too.

Happy Holidays. ;)
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Spinzonner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:34 AM
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1. Despicable work of

the Reindeer Liberation Front
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:35 AM
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2. A dead man hanging from a cross upsets me when displayed...
I insist they all be removed.
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soothsayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:52 AM
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9. I love the story that xmas-loving Japanese nail Santa to the cross!
Prolly an urban legend (I heard it in the 80's from a chick whose bro was stationed in Japan), but the idea of it STILL cracks me up!

http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/cross.asp
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4morewars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:36 AM
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3. Season's Greetings !
:rofl:
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ugarte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:39 AM
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4. Obviously a professional hit
made to look like a suicide.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:41 AM
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5. Why is he blindfolded?
Is this an attempt to keep Santa from seeing all those BAAAD kids? LOL
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:49 AM
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11. I dunno
Maybe it's a statemenet related to the propensity for the United States to torture prisoners.

Maybe it's just all a sick joke.

:evilgrin:
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otohara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:03 AM
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14. I'm Thinking Torcher
CIA got a tip, Santa carrying dirty bombs and dropping them in homes across Muricka.
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Toots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:42 AM
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6. OK war on Xmas is over Santa's dead...
:shrug: I guess the meaning slipped by me but oh well I never was all that bright. I think it is a symbol of America in general...
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:43 AM
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7. About 10 years ago, that could have been done by a fundie
since they were screaming about how Christmas was all about Jesus, not TOYS TOYS TOYS . . .

Now, they'll blame "liberals" . . .
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:51 AM
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8. ".. there is no spirit of Christmas in this." Oh, this lady is going to be
hanging next to him. Doesn't she know the fundies will get her? Santa Claus isn't the reason for Christmas and we have to put Christ back in Christmas.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 09:59 AM
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10. We used to have a life sized Santa hanging by his ankle from the chimney
Most people thought it was funny, but one neighbor complained so we took it down. It was kind of twisted!

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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:53 AM
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12. This is wrong
Not just because it is Santa, but because depicting any human form like this signifies acceptance of tortuous practices.
Besides, children aren't going to understand. Why traumatize innocence?

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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:27 AM
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21. How do you feel about the "Witch on a Broom smashed into a tree"
decorations for Halloween?
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:42 AM
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24. Don't like 'em either
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:08 PM
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30. I think htey're a HOOT!
and I'm a witch.
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:40 PM
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37. I dont do this often, but yeah .. me too.
<grins>
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:44 PM
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38. Wow Halloween must relly piss you off..lol.
Children get to see so much really disgusting stuff that I doubt that they'd have a hard time getting over this or lose their innocence over it as such.

I also tend to think that hwoever put up the Santa is in fact protesting torture an dmaking a statement... at least I hope so, it could be a deep fried fundie as well.
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the_real_38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 10:56 AM
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13. That what Santa gets for going down the chimney at Abu Ghraib...
... n/t
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:03 AM
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15. Good one.... n/t
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lectrobyte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:11 AM
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16. Maybe he should have given Santa this treatment:
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yellowcanine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:15 AM
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17. Is this the result of a Patwa on the Holiday Santa?
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:17 AM
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18. That IS creepy!
What is it supposed to mean?
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Dark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:17 AM
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19. Somebody finally did kill Christmas. n/t
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LuCifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:19 AM
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20. HA HA!
Nice! Aw, it doesn't put the CHRIST in Christmas?! WAH!
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chiffon Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:40 AM
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22. O..K... I know I'm twisted, but this is funny.
:rofl:
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Walt Starr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:41 AM
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23. I'm with you
And Christians should like it, too.
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chiffon Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:45 AM
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25. Tooooooooo funny!
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rsdsharp Donating Member (516 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:45 AM
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26. I think it's a bit over the top, but it does remind me
of what my neighbor did last year. He labored for several nights after work to create a really neat display. On his lawn, next to the drive way, he laid out green lights, as a runway or glide path. On his roof he put a "pool" of blue lights as an ice patch. Apparently, Santa's reindeer hit that ice patch as they were coming in for a landing. One of them was sitting down, bracing himself to stay on the roof, while his friend, who wasn't so lucky, was scrambling to get a foothold in the gutter to keep from falling off the roof entirely. 90 degrees to the left, Santa's sleigh was overturned, half on and half off the roof, and Santa was hanging upside down, caught in the reins. They have two little boys, too.

I loved it, but this year they have one shrub with blue lights and one with green. Nothing on the roof at all.
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AZBlue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:46 AM
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27. That's sick!
Anyone hanging from a tree blindfolded is sick and twisted and wrong in my opinion.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 11:46 AM
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28. He's taking Santa out of XMAS.
Let me guess, fundie xtian.
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truthInCO Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:07 PM
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29. who are we to protect children?
Not at the expense of free speech anyway. Haha, what a way to shake up the neighborhood kids who won't understand his political message. I know at age 8, for instance, that would have really screwed me up to see santa swingin' from a nuise on my neighbors tree!

Excellent use of his free speech right, though a santa sodomizing jesus might have been even that much more effective. Get used to my dark sarcasm. :sarcasm:
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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:12 PM
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31. That's really weird and immature
Somebody wanted attention and they got it.
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:16 PM
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32. i'm sure there must be some reason
that someone would display a blindfolded, hung santa, but i'm damned if i get any symbolism or anything meaningful from it. strikes me as mostly stupid. and that, of course, is what i would tell my child if he saw it - "some people are just stupid."
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truthInCO Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:23 PM
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33. not too complex
I don't think the message is any more involved than "Christmas is dead and so is the fat man that pimps it".
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:33 PM
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34. I would be willing to bet a dollar against a dough nut that a neocon did it
, I believe this war against Christmas B.S. is just another one of their propaganda ploys to divide the nation. These are the only tactics they know to stay in power.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:34 PM
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35. "Merry #*@#ing Christmas!"
I'm glad people are getting their undies in a bundle over this--they have no sense of humor.
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Cults4Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 12:38 PM
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36. LMFAO! and the children dont see similar thing during Samhain?
Or ermmm Halloween?

They declared war on every one who isn't "christian" (well except for Jews, which Im sure AIPAC and the Likud appreciate).

Fuck em!
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chiffon Donating Member (527 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-08-05 04:55 PM
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39. .
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