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Hanging lawn chair across from Grand Haven school sparks claims of racial insensitivity
Mlive.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | John Tunison

Posted on 09/28/2012 4:59:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, MI -- An Ottawa County diversity group is claiming that a Grand Haven area man's political statement -- a lawn chair hanging from a tree -- is racially insensitive and should be taken down.

Leaders of the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance have scheduled a "community conversation" public meeting next Thursday at the Grand Haven Community Center to discuss the issue.


The lawn chair is suspended by a rope from a tree along Comstock Street near Peach Plain Elementary School and, according to the homeowner, is simply a take-off on Clint Eastwood's much-ballyhooed "empty chair rant" speech at the Republican National Convention where Eastwood was pretending to talk to President Barack Obama.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: eastwood; emptychair; racist
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When porch swings are outlawed, only criminals will have porch swings

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1 posted on 09/28/2012 4:59:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Better take those racist porch swings down folks. Holder's boys will come callin.

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2 posted on 09/28/2012 5:01:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
If the only tool you have is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.
If the only tool you have is a the race card, every sound starts to sound like a dog whistle.
3 posted on 09/28/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: cripplecreek

hahhaha now all empty chairs are suspicious...Clint did such a great job..Bless him.


4 posted on 09/28/2012 5:06:22 PM PDT by dalebert
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I think we could probably get even a snarky message across with the chair without invoking lynching. sorry but the image is pretty evocative.


5 posted on 09/28/2012 5:07:16 PM PDT by rudabaga
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To: cripplecreek

Damn. Someone’s feelings were hurt. It has to have been a muslim, a `person of color’ or a liberal.
So let’s have a “community conversation” and everyone can act concerned, engaged and proactive.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 5:08:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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Why are blacks all freaked out about nooses anyway? Each and every black person lynched by the KKK was a republican. Nowadays, liberal blacks would do the same thing to black republicans if they could get away with it.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 5:08:57 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: cripplecreek

I guess the rope is what’s racist. And maybe the word “Hang”. Would it be OK to “suspend” the chair with fishing line?


8 posted on 09/28/2012 5:10:15 PM PDT by Reddon
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9 posted on 09/28/2012 5:12:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

I’d mount some sort of “performance art” defense.


10 posted on 09/28/2012 5:13:49 PM PDT by Yardstick
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mau-mauing the flak catchers.

. . . a community meeting is in order . . . The "community conversation" is Thursday, 7-9 p.m., in the Escanaba Room at the Grand Haven Community Center.

We know who the mau-mauers will be.. who will be the flak catchers? The sheriff? City council? Who?

11 posted on 09/28/2012 5:14:13 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: cripplecreek

Obammy’s supporters must be unsure of their own beliefs if an empty chair makes them mad.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 5:15:17 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: cripplecreek

If you look at the “Sponsored Links” there are advertisements for folding chairs and lawn chairs!

Priceless!


13 posted on 09/28/2012 5:15:58 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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Maybe they just want to “pick their own seats”


14 posted on 09/28/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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Who will “chair” the meeting?


15 posted on 09/28/2012 5:18:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Where he has that chair located, it would probably be taken. Maybe he tied it in the tree to make sure it isn’t stolen or grabbed and smashed up?

I haven’t put out a chair because I know it would be hauled to the corner by kids waiting for the school bus. I wouldn’t tie it in my tree because it would look junky.


16 posted on 09/28/2012 5:19:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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17 posted on 09/28/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Some Hollyweird homos lynched Sarah Palin in effigy in the run up to the 2008 election (”it was a Halloween decoration”) and the media shrugged.


18 posted on 09/28/2012 5:30:07 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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19 posted on 09/28/2012 5:32:07 PM PDT by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: cripplecreek

We have to start ignoring these stupid people. Our lives cannot be controlled by someone who is upset at our behavior. It then becomes “everyone’s lives are controlled by the whims of others.”


20 posted on 09/28/2012 5:32:39 PM PDT by Ecliptic (.)
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