Have you heard about Danny Hafley and his mannequin? If not, you will now. There’s nothing much I can add to this story, leaving it up to how you see this situation via your viewfinder in life. See if you think what this man is doing as something ‘racist’…or not. Seems some in the area are outraged, others not so much.

Here’s the report…this is via TB:

A Kentucky man has sparked a public outcry after he put up a statue of President Barack Obama eating watermelon. His critics say the display is blatantly racist.

When asked why he chose to depict Obama, the nation’s first black president, eating watermelon, Danny Hafley said he “might get hungry standing out here.”

Hafley told LEX18 in Lexington said he is merely exercising his right to free speech and the statue is protected under the First Amendment.

“The way I look at it, it’s freedom of speech,” he said. “I don’t know how other people will take it.”

Hafley reportedly bought the Obama mask on the statue after Halloween and erected the display around the time of the November election.

“The mannequin, dressed in a grey suit, clip-on tie and blue-collared shirt, was originally standing in Hafley’s yard but the homeowner decided it would look better near the road,” LEX18 reports.

“That’s my buddy…He don’t talk. Don’t make no smart comments. If I had a dollar for everyone who stopped and took a picture of it I’d be a millionaire,” Hafley added.

One neighbor said the Obama figure initially had a sign asking people to pray Obama won’t destroy the United States.

Several other neighbors reportedly felt there was nothing wrong with the display and said Hafley had the right to leave it up.

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  1. bigtimer
    There is an art display at the Warsaw Ghetto showing Hitler on his knees praying, all the art world claims it’s not insensitive to the Jew’s but is art, we’ve had Jesus in piss and that was art, so in my highly artistic opinion obama eating watermelon is art,

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    • ga steve…

      Wonder how long it will be before the AG’s office, along with the DHS doesn’t declare this a hate thought, or a hate crime sort of thing. – Nothing these days would surprise me.

      Btw…you hit the nail on the head with your spot-on observations when it comes to what’s A-OK with so-called art according to the leftist-loons in this country.

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  2. art trumps racism

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    • Obviously, a naive American who has NEVER lived in the People’s Republic of Chicago:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirth_%26_Girth

      “Mirth & Girth is a portrait painting by School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) student David K. Nelson, Jr, in response to what the artist described as the deification of the popular African-American mayor of Chicago, Harold Washington, after his sudden death on November 25, 1987 due to a heart attack. The painting depicted Washington wearing only a bra, G-string, garter belt and stockings. After a brief showing at a May 11, 1988 private student exhibition in the Art Institute, angry African-American aldermen arrived with Chicago Police Department officers and confiscated the painting, triggering a First Amendment and race relations crisis. Ald. Allan Streeter, Ald. Bobby Rush and Ald. Dorothy Tillman damaged and removed the painting.

      “At some point between when the painting was confiscated and when it was returned, a 5-inch (13 cm) gash was made on the canvas.

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  3. I love the emotional almost Pavlovian responses by some that it is ‘definitely racist’. What makes it definitely racist?

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  4. Is it any worse than the murals at Philly polling places? Is it any worse than propaganda that is on display around the country depicting Obamulus 1 as some sort of deity? I’m sure Obamulus 1 doesn’t eat watermelon, of fried chicken for that matter, both of which I happen to like. Is it racist for a white guy to like fried chicken and watermelon?

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  5. And another thing why are we supposed to worry about ‘what is racist’ in regard to a Black Panther supporting, Rev Wright loving, Race side picking for ‘police acting stupidly’, Eric ‘my people’ AG appointing white hater?

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    • It’s do as I say, not as I do!

      Anyone remember all the effigies of Bush in various ways? The monkey/chimp things comes to mind right off the bat…along with him being displayed as hanging from a rope.

      Hypocrisy is rampant when it comes to the left.

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  6. Spurwing Plover says:

    WHINE,WHINE,WHINE thats all we get from their sniveling little pansies WHINE,WHINE,WHINE

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  7. dirtydog1776 says:

    No worse than blacks who hate whites and publicly declare how they want to kill all whites.

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  8. At least he’s in a suit an tie like a president. Imagine if he was in overalls, straw hat and no undershirt. Al and Jessie might even swing down for that.

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    • LOL…you got that right, the march would be on…the New Black Panthers in tow as well. ~

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      • Yeah this guy dresses better than the real Obama. Probably be a better president, too!

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        • Exactly…at least he isn’t issuing EO’s left and right to dictate to others what we have to do.

          Btw…have you heard about the latest EO has put in place? Sure haven’t heard much criticism by others receiving this increase…have you?

          http://nation.foxnews.com/bara.....kers-raise

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          • Doesn’t surprise me at all. And it doesn’t surprise me that the MSM hasn’t reported on it. In fact, I don;t remember the MSM reporting on any of the EO’s. Unless it’s something they’ll have an orgasm over – closing Gitmo, no Defense of Marriage Act etc…None of them deserve a raise And Biden – actually Ted Baxter – should be the last to get a raise. They should be fired All of them. It’s sickening. And on a side note – I will never believe Hussien won fair and square. The election was stolen with the aid of the MSM. Do I have proof? No. But my gut is rarely wrong.

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          • As to your gut reaction…we, in this home agree with you and feel the same way.

            Biden compared to Ted Baxter is an insult to good ol’ Ted…if ya know what I mean. 😉

            Btw…totally agree with the rest of your post.

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          • Haha I didn’t even think of it that way. Only the buffoon foot in mouth part. Yeah Ted did have a big heart and fake-sleazy charm.

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          • Yeah…you couldn’t help but not to love good ol’ Ted, Biden…not so much.

            Ted Baxter helped make that show go…I loved it when he did his thing. – Those were the days. ~

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  9. Don’t see anything wrong (racist) with a mannequin who resembles Obummer eating watermelon, but if you’ll look very close, that noose around the mannequins neck might bring a visit from the SS.

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    • Paul…

      Huh? I looked as close as I could, I sure don’t see one there. Maybe I need to check my eyesight better…if there was one there, I wouldn’t have posted this.

      Unlike others who had Bush hanging from the highest tree not that long ago…oh, I forgot, he’s not black….so it doesn’t matter.

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  10. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    The Black Panthers are Fuhrer obmas own SS goons

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    • Even goons got to have brains, they ain’t that smart. They’d be easy pickin if he used them as such. They are little more than bottom feeders in the gutter.

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  11. Its no more art than the Piss Christ thing or the Hitler thing Or the Bush Monkeys I saw in Az, or the Obama with halos, its all just bad taste trying to stir up things up, no more, no less. Next.

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  12. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    I wonder how liberals would react to a image of Obama ina jar of urine

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    • Spur…

      You know the answer to that. – Double standards is a must when it comes to the left.

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    • Hey Spur,

      Glen Beck was selling “Obama in pee pee” on E-Bay and they took it down within the hour. This was two or three weeks ago… I laughed my ass off as bidding was high and proceeds were going to charity.

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      • Hey Paul…

        Thanks for that reminder…I had forgotten about that. – Your point is right on the money. Hypocrisy, hypocrisy, hypocrisy…tired of it.

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  13. The real problem here is that everytime the effigy takes a bite of the watermelon, it craps a new tax bill.

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  14. misterb…

    You got that right…and then some.

    This is just one more of them.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/deat.....-skyrocket

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  15. has anyone ever seen him eating pork???????????? HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM????????????????

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  16. Sure some libtard will comment about the trailer,

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  17. Saying it’s fun to kill all the white people is not racist. A president eating a gourd is racist. What’s not to understand?

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    • Mr. Grumpus…

      Can you imagine if a white actor had said what Foxx did…he’s have been run out of town, along with his career being over…forever.

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  18. SPURWING PLOVER says:

    F Lee Ermey was always shooting up watermellons on his HISTORY CHANNEL program MAIL CALL

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  19. If that mannequin had a rope around its neck, I might think that it was a bit racist but as it is I don’t consider it racist to post that mannequin with a piece of watermelon. Watermelon is delicious, practically everyone loves a cold slice now and then and truly, in reality, mannequin’s can’t even eat. I think it’s just a little stereotyping, that’s all.

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  20. Racism, schmacism….

    “Racism” is the most over-used words in the English language today. Its overuse as the tiresome mantra for the likes of Sharpton and J. Jackson has rendered it as a meaningless word and concept.

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  21. I don’t recall “Thou shall not be racist” in the Ten Commandments. A person cannot change what they feel on command, they can only control their actions.

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  22. Hey, That guy walks like he’s got a stick up his butt! –and thinks that way too!

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  23. Doesn’t look like President Obama to me, Looks more like Jimmy Carter eating watermelon.

    But if it is President Obama, it’s only racist if Dan Hafley is White. Otherwise it’s possibly urban adoration for the Chicago Jesus.

    However my personal feelings are it’s in bad taste, and a waste of time to focus on his historic mulatto ethnicity. As President Obama’s crimes transcend race and color.

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  24. I love watermelon and fried chicken does that make me black? I love lasagne and spaghetti
    Does that make me Italian? Sure love me some Mexican food does that make me Mexican?I guess you can see where I was going with this. This PC crap has got to go.

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    • No, it makes you fat!

      Ooops, that prolly made me a Insensitive Hater, my apologies to the perpetually offended who may have surfed by and read it.

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    • PC is killing this nation in many ways…I’m at the point where I don’t know if we’ll ever see it end. ~

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  25. Cinnamon Girl says:

    In my opinion, the “art” is in poor taste because everyone knows the sensitivity there is toward depictions of blacks with stereotypical objects like a slice of watermelon. However, I still think it’s free speech/First Amendment expression no matter how silly it is.

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  26. because everyone knows the sensitivity there is toward depictions of blacks with stereotypical objects like a slice of watermelon.

    You know what? I, for one, am tired of this overwrought sensitivity. I am tired of all the myopic race BS that manipulates a one way race dialog in this nation. I am tired of caring about ‘minorities’ who couldn’t give a tinkers damn about others. I am tired of all this faux outrage that ignores certain race pathologies and makes excuses for blatant racial politics and anti-white rhetoric. I am tired of the idea that ‘race relations’ in this country and in fact in the world falls somehow only on the shoulders of whites and lastly I am tired of certain whites who kowtow to it all. Enough already.

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  27. Hafley overlooked a cigarette for Der Führer and several buckets of Popeyes for Moochelle. Speaking of which, where is the First Wookie?

    The light blue suit is clearly in bad taste; The One is renowned for dark suits after all……

    By the way, will this hurt Hafley’s chances of getting an Obamaphone…..? Just askin’.

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  28. It looks like he used a racial stereotype with the intent of offending people… but really, who doesn’t like watermelon??? I don’t even understand why being associated with watermelon is offensive!

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