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    The mayor of Frederick, Md., says a controversial Halloween display featuring three faceless dummies hanging from a willow tree will remain at a city park, despite complaints from the NAACP.

    Guy Djoken, president of Frederick County's NAACP chapter, has called on Mayor Jeff Holtzinger to order parks officials to remove the display, which he calls "disturbing."

    "Something should be done right away," Djoken told FoxNews.com. "When you look from a distance, it doesn't look good. We should just remove it."

    But Holtzinger disagrees and dismissed the roughly two dozen complaints the NAACP received as part of an "attempt to get publicity" for the organization and to "justify" its existence. The display won't be taken down any sooner than scheduled, he said.

    The dummies, clad in jeans and stuffed shirts, hang in Baker Park from ropes affixed to their torsos up to 30 feet in the air — creating a sight that some say reminds them of lynchings while others describe it as a harmless holiday display.

    "Certainly these weren't meant to offend anybody," Holtzinger said. "But at the same time, if you look at these things, they're not realistic, they're not tied by a noose. So I don't think they're anything other than a typical Halloween display you can see at any number of places."

    Holtzinger said the complaints were evidence of "political correctness getting out of hand," though he acknowledged receiving "some calls" from concerned parents of children at a nearby school, and he said parks officials will rethink their display next year.

    "We're getting to the point where you can't say Merry Christmas anymore," he said. "Anybody who looks at these things and applies some common sense to it, I have a hard time seeing people saying it's something bad."

    But Djoken said, "When you have people hanging in the trees, especially that high, the result is that it's making a lot of people feel uncomfortable. ... I've been getting a lot of phone calls from people who say it's disturbing."

    He said whoever was responsible for planning and constructing the display should be given sensitivity training.

    While resident Reid Fiester told the Frederick News Post the dummies reminded him of "lynchings," another resident told FoxNews.com he saw nothing wrong with the holiday display.

    Bryan Jachowski said he noticed the dummies while walking through the park with his wife Thursday.

    "It just looks like somebody was having some Halloween fun," he said. "I have no problem with it whatsoever."

    Jachowski noted that the dummies gave "absolutely no indication" of gender or race.

    "They're just bodies stuck up in a tree," he said. "They were hung from the waist, not with hangman's noose or anything like that. It's just Halloween fun."

    Djoken disagreed, saying he expected Holtzinger to "do the right thing" and immediately remove the decorations.

    "If nothing's done, I'll have to press on," he said. "I'm telling you, when you look at it, it looks like someone is hanging from the tree. It's pretty graphic."

     
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    'Strange Fruit'  (Billie Holiday's version is the best). 

    I'm with the NAACP on this one.  There are too many issues involved.  It's on city property, for one.  Follow me here.  People threw a fit when Maplethorp's "PissChrist" was displayed in public museums.  Maplethorp argued that it was just the people misinterpreting his meaning.  Well, the creators of this work (paid for by public funds) MUST have known they were doing something that would rub a lot of people the wrong way.

    The ironic thing is that some of the conservative religious folks who INSIST on keeping "Merry Christmas" are the same ones who want to eliminate Halloween celebrations, too.  They don't want to have their children exposed to demonic worship or something.  So now they have "Fall Celebration Day" (sans the ghosts and ghouls).  But they defend a display that is offensive to many.
     
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    BTW, What is R nonsense?
     
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    Here's the conclusion.  From FOX

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/maryland/103009_naacp_halloween_display
     
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    This POLITICAL CORRECTNESS B.S. has gotten too far. In Medway, MA, the town has banned the colors green and red at Christmastime because it just might offend someone. The P.C. folks made that happen there. This happened a couple years ago. Along with stores not being able to say MERRY CHRISTMAS during Christmastime and the holidays, it is just sickening just how POLITICALLY CORRECT we have all gotten.

    This holiday season, when I go shopping for Christmas gifts I am going to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all the store clerks who help me. I might even scream MERRY CHRISTMAS in the mall that I am shopping in and wish good tidings to everyone. I WILL MAKE A SCENE.

    This nonsense that someone can't have a halloween decoration that has been used countless times elsewhere is just another example of the foolishness of the P.C. crowd.
     
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    In Response to Re: More R nonsense...:
    This POLITICAL CORRECTNESS B.S. has gotten too far. In Medway, MA, the town has banned the colors green and red at Christmastime because it just might offend someone. The P.C. folks made that happen there. This happened a couple years ago. Along with stores not being able to say MERRY CHRISTMAS during Christmastime and the holidays, it is just sickening just how POLITICALLY CORRECT we have all gotten. This holiday season, when I go shopping for Christmas gifts I am going to say MERRY CHRISTMAS to all the store clerks who help me. I might even scream MERRY CHRISTMAS in the mall that I am shopping in and wish good tidings to everyone. I WILL MAKE A SCENE. This nonsense that someone can't have a halloween decoration that has been used countless times elsewhere is just another example of the foolishness of the P.C. crowd.
    Posted by gabootwo2006


    Why is it then that the "Merry Christmas" people have gotten Halloween banned from the public schools?  I don't get that.  And why support a publically funded display of offensive art? 
     
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    Ya'know, I just wish I had the time to get all peeved, hot, and "offended", complain to the Mayor and the XYZ Defense Anti-Defamation Advancement League, contact the Press and the Networks, and BLAH BLAH BLAH because someone hung a decoration or wished that I be Merry.  I never realized how many people were in crying desperate need of a life.
     
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