Thursday, October 30, 2008

Update on Effigy

Two men have been arrested for the effigy of Obama. It was reported on the news that they were remorseful and said it was just a prank that got out of hand. They said they got the idea from the Palin effigy in California that made the national news earlier this week.

If it was just a prank, why choose Obama -- a black man (half black and half white, remember)? Why not McCain or Biden or Palin?

Ignorance.

As in not knowing anything of history, of what such a thing means to people of this state and this nation. Ignorance of how long and hard people have worked to overcome racism and sexism. Ignorance as in not being aware of how your behavior affects others, how a small act of hate or ignorance just sends out waves of more hate and ignorance.

I'm proud these guys were caught so quickly. It sends the message that such behavior will absolutely not be tolerated here, that we're a better people than some "prank."

4 comments:

Frank Drackman said...

Hmm, I see you censor comments just like Friggin Vladimir Putin, but here I go anyway...were the 2 Homos(OK I don't know for certain they're Homos, but ever BEEN to West Hollywood? Even Barny Frank won't go there)that hung a Sarah Palin manequin arrested?? I won't even waste time Googlin' cause I know what the answer is. And your Parrot Fetish? One word "Psittitosis". Look it up,

Frank

Beloved Parrot said...

You're so cute, Frank. I always enjoy your comments.

Yes, the two assholes were arrested and charged with felony theft (they stole the materials from a nearby frat house) and disorderly conduct. One of the guys was a university student and will most likely be expelled. The prez is pissed.

I don't have to look up "psittitosis" -- first of all, the correct spelling is "psittacosis," and if you really knew anything about it you'd know it's not all that easy to contract unless the immune system is already weakened. And it's almost always easily treated with antibiotics.

You may call my love of parrots a "fetish" (which is the wrong word, by the way -- go Google it), but I publish articles about parrots and do parrot behavior consulting and I'd better know what I'm talking about.

But I still think you're cute, so I'm going to check out your blog.

Frank Drackman said...

Hey Parrot, thanks for visiting the Hideout, and hope theres no hard feelings, in the South, you're not friends with someone if you're not frequently bustin their balls.:)
You're right, I know NOTHING about Psittacosis, 4 years of Med School, and the only mention of it was a joke on Rounds one morning when someone joked that it rhymes with "Bird Shit-acosis". And nobody got the joke then either, cause the whole subject is only worth one question on the Board Exam.

Beloved Parrot said...

Frank: You're absolutely right about friends in the South. And no hard feelings. ;-)