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This came across the Dooferbook ledger a while ago, and being busy I neglected to post it. But when you read this article, try to pull a little reason into your understanding of it. This Navy asshole (CINC PAC FOrces) says the "biggest threat in Asia" is global warming? Seriously? What about that fat little troll in Noth Korea threating to nuke the US? What about the Chicoms threatening Taiwan and every other US ally in the land of strong local brews and cheap squadron patches?
Yes kids, seems political correctness has triumphed over common sense. We can only hope this guy has goats (no, not ghosts) in his closet, and meets the fate of those other tools that have risen to the top of the ranks in what used to be a kickass military! And why do all the recent douchebags seem to eminate from the Navy?
Everyone's favorite ex-POTUS was on the stump for Obama yesterday, and speaks about the state of the US military after the last four years. He forgot to mention less weapons sytems, aging tactical and strategic air assets, and of course less bayonets and horses.
The St. Louis Zoo has decided to take down its ghost display after several people complained that the hanging ghouls looked more like lynched slaves.
According to KYUE, the ghost display at the zoo consisted of about 10 characters, all with black faces, hanging from trees around the zoo. Chris Burchett, a zoo patron, said that he was “outraged” when he saw the display on Facebook and immediately contacted officials to have the figures removed.
“It was like a complete outrage to me, it was very hurtful … The picture appeared to be black people hanging from a rope. It’s impossible that you could not see that that’s racist you know, there’s no way.”
The zoo said that an outside vendor created the display. The figures light up at night and appear to be faceless ghosts. During the day, however, the ghosts clearly have black faces and could be perceived the wrong way.
Wyndel Hill, Vice President of Internal Relations at the St. Louis Zoo, said:
“We’ve looked at what we’ve seen in terms of photographs, we’ve discussed and we’ve made the decision that we’ll take them down.”
Surprisingly, the zoo has not removed the picture from Facebook.
Here’s the controversial ghost display at the St. Louis Zoo.
Several people have chimed in on the controversy on Facebook.
One person writes: “Are those slaves? Who thought of this bright idea at the St. Louis Zoo.”
Another adds: “I usually think people overreact to things, but these ghost look like slaves. And I’m pretty sure that’s not the look the zoo is going for.”
Some people, however, defended the zoo, saying that people have to stop being so uptight.
What do you think? Is the image above racist? Did the St. Louis Zoo make the right choice by taking down the display?