In today's edition of shake my head foolishness, a Kentucky man is remaining unapologetic about displaying an effigy of President Obama in his front yard, holding a watermelon, despite that fact that it's you know, plays on racists stereotypes.
"The way I look at it, it's freedom of speech," said Danny Hafley in an interview with Lex 18 . "I don't know how other people will take it."
Hafley bought the Obama mask on sale after Halloween and put up the display around the time of November's presidential 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.
"That's my buddy," Hafley said. "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." When asked the reason behind the watermelon, Hafley responded that he thought the figure "might get hungry standing out here."
Ugh, it's always about freedom of speech and conservative martyrdom isn't it? And notice how he says his "buddy" Obama "don't talk" and "don't make no smart comments?" He's a good little porch monkey.
Never do Hafley and others who get criticized for stunts like this stop to consider the following two things: 1) Freedom of speech does not equal freedom from the consequences of said speech; 2) Just because you have the freedom to say/do something, doesn't mean you need to.