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Lakeside Mall holiday display lampoons Affordable Care Act
wwltv.com ^ | 12/16/13 | Tania Dall

Posted on 12/16/2013 9:08:57 PM PST by Charles Martel

METAIRIE, La. -- 'Tis the season for Santa mall portraits and kids riding a toy train around a massive holiday display inside Lakeside Shopping Center.
However, the designer is once again ruffling feathers. The Gretna-based firm made light of Hurricane Katrina and now it's setting its sights on the Affordable Health Care Act.
At first glance the candy canes, whistling children's train and snow-covered Christmas display appears harmless. Until you look twice. "Oh my goodness. I'm lost for words basically," said New Orleans resident Tamany Diaz.

"People need to see that," said Metairie resident Joe Duhon. Whether you agree with it or not, part of this year's Lakeside Shopping Center holiday display targets the Affordable Health Care Act. "What does that have to do with Christmas?" Diaz said. "That's my question."
"It's amazing what you can get away with nowadays doing a Christmas scene in the middle of a mall," said New Orleans resident Donald Brisset.
Frank Evans is the landscape architect behind the unconventional holiday season satirical designs, a tradition marking its 18th year. "We build the train display for the kids, but adults come looking for the satire," said Evans.
This year's depiction of President Obama's Affordable Care Act is complete with a long line of waiting patients, a coffin and a hearse.

(Excerpt) Read more at wwltv.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Humor; Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: louisiana; obamacare; satire
I'll have to see this in person when I visit the area next week.
1 posted on 12/16/2013 9:08:57 PM PST by Charles Martel
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To: ClearBlueSky

PING!!!!

Worth a trip to the Mall, don’t ya think?


2 posted on 12/16/2013 9:14:01 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: Charles Martel

Ah good ol’ Lakeside.

I have shopped there many, many times.

I don’t recall seeing all sorts of Christmas decorations there, but my favorite was when Maison Blanche used to do them when I was a kid.

They had a really nice touch.


3 posted on 12/16/2013 9:14:47 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Charles Martel

Take some pictures. This is how you push-back at the Left, with ridicule. No wonder the lefties are hatin’ it!


4 posted on 12/16/2013 9:15:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: Charles Martel

Make sure Louisiana voters know that Mary Landrieu supported it (and continues to support it).


5 posted on 12/16/2013 9:26:54 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat

I hope he has some sort of vague reference to Mary in the
display. Like a small canned ham, maybe. :-)


6 posted on 12/16/2013 9:39:11 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel


7 posted on 12/16/2013 11:02:46 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Charles Martel

“Certain shoppers” aren’t amused! Not taking about the white ones!


8 posted on 12/17/2013 3:21:16 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: dragnet2

Upside down clock?


9 posted on 12/17/2013 3:22:03 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: dragnet2

The upside-down clock is a nice touch!


10 posted on 12/17/2013 3:25:56 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT

They would only like it if it was a shrine to Dear Leader. F them.


11 posted on 12/17/2013 3:53:49 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: chris37

“Jingle, jangle, jingle... here comes Mr Bingle, with another message from Chris Kringle”.

Maison Blanche was the place for Christmas!


12 posted on 12/17/2013 4:05:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT
“Certain shoppers” aren’t amused! Not taking about the white ones!

Yes, it's the same people who complain incessantly in NOLA.com's comments section about the lack of re-development in New Orleans East. Hey, *they* killed that part of the city. All Katrina did was float the carcass around.

13 posted on 12/17/2013 4:35:05 AM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Obamacare is the Grinch that stole Christmas.

How can anyone enjoy Christmas when they know their insurance runs out on the 31st of December.

Especially those receiving treatments for cancer or are in the hospital.

How do you think it feels to be in the hospital on the 31st. knowing you are going to be screwed by Obamacare next morning?


14 posted on 12/17/2013 5:37:25 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

It was just great :D

I have some really great memories going their with my mom as a young boy.

She loved Christmas, it was the best time of year every year, and those are some precious memoires for me :)


15 posted on 12/17/2013 5:42:28 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

Same here... America was still America and kids were allowed to be kids.


16 posted on 12/17/2013 6:38:04 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Charles Martel

I love the hearse.
A sharp entrepreneur should print up a stock of “Death Panel” t-shirts and rent a kiosk.


17 posted on 12/17/2013 6:40:37 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Shadowstrike

Haven’t been there yet this year, but I recall the post-Katrina display. It was great, and the kiddies didn’t notice, or ‘get’ it. Adults did, and everyone I saw really appreciated the irony of tiny,taped-up refrigerators and debris. These decorators have chutzpah, KUDOS to them and Lakeside management for going with it. ( Hope they don’t cave into pressure)!


18 posted on 12/17/2013 11:06:56 AM PST by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Charles Martel

Sure to be vandalized in 3...2...1


19 posted on 12/17/2013 12:11:05 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yep, exactly.

That place will always live in my mind.

That was when Red Dawn was a damn good movie, and it meant something.

That was when America stood for something worthy, now she has become something I can no longer even recognize. It really is very sad.


20 posted on 12/17/2013 6:08:23 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

It breaks my heart Chris. We lived through the last great generation. Our education system has become stalin’s dream... lies and deceit are admired and promoted. Today we have grown soft and have forgotten our roots and our government went to war against GOD... removing HIM wherever possible. They cant remove HIM from our hearts and minds. I pray that America reawakens.

Merry Christmas friend... they can’t take that from us either!


21 posted on 12/18/2013 1:03:08 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

No, they can’t.

God bless America.

Merry Christmas, LibLieSlayer :)


22 posted on 12/18/2013 8:04:09 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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