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(AZ Family)   The Bourne Retirement: Local homeowner claims his yard display that features a man hanging from a noose "isn't rooted in racism." Bourne "isn't buying it " and "will bring this fight to his doorstep"   (azfamily.com) divider line
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2021-04-13 5:21:44 PM  
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2021-04-13 5:28:01 PM  
Maybe that "cowboy horse thief" is waiting on his guardian angel...

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/maybe hold off on the target practice
//its probably just old fashioned racism
 
2021-04-13 5:33:48 PM  
Some people just really enjoy the idea of other people getting killed.  Of COURSE they don't want to murder their own kind.  What are they, monsters?
 
2021-04-13 5:33:50 PM  
The figure is hanging from a tree in a backyard overlooking the golf course. The homeowner, Wade Brooks, said it is all a misunderstanding and the figure doesn't represent a black man, rather a "cowboy horse thief" with a backstory that isn't rooted in racism or hate. "He has been out stealing horses, out in the desert. He hasn't had a shower," said Brooks.

Seriously?
 
2021-04-13 5:40:58 PM  
MESA, AZ

Figures it would either be there or Gilbert.
 
2021-04-13 5:43:15 PM  
Just wait until the homeowner finds out what Bourne can do with a rolled up magazine.
 
2021-04-13 5:43:18 PM  
"I swear, I'm not racist! I'm just an asshole!"
 
2021-04-13 5:44:02 PM  
Humans are stupid.

Americans are stupider.

Conservatives are f*cking brain dead idiots.
 
2021-04-13 5:44:04 PM  
No worse than this mess:

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2021-04-13 5:44:07 PM  
Also, holy shiat, the guy's name really is Jason Bourne.
 
2021-04-13 5:47:42 PM  
Might not meant be racist be it is very stupid.
 
2021-04-13 5:50:21 PM  
This guy's really bad at making excuses.
 
2021-04-13 5:50:33 PM  

Albert911emt: Humans are stupid.

Americans are stupider.

Conservatives are f*cking brain dead idiots.


Uhhhhh,  MORE stupider.

Thank you very much.
 
2021-04-13 5:53:09 PM  

Kit Fister: Also, holy shiat, the guy's name really is Jason Bourne.


David Webb.
 
2021-04-13 5:54:05 PM  
...doesn't look black to me.
it's in the old west not the deep south, soo... context is horse thief to me tbh.
it's asking for trouble ofc.
 
2021-04-13 5:54:41 PM  

pc_gator: No worse than this mess:

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I dont get it.
Is that asian lady about to hang herself because she thinks thats what Trump would want her to do...?
 
2021-04-13 5:54:51 PM  
Did you notice that Jason Bourne (awesome!) is happy enough to be interviewed, but the POS homeowner won't let his face be seen on TV? Why not? Is he ashamed? Scared?
 
2021-04-13 5:56:07 PM  
Neighbor sounds like a douche.
 
2021-04-13 5:56:31 PM  

Nadie_AZ: The figure is hanging from a tree in a backyard overlooking the golf course. The homeowner, Wade Brooks, said it is all a misunderstanding and the figure doesn't represent a black man, rather a "cowboy horse thief" with a backstory that isn't rooted in racism or hate. "He has been out stealing horses, out in the desert. He hasn't had a shower," said Brooks.

Seriously?


Just from his brief appearance, I wouldn't expect a very good explanation from that guy.  That's the best he could think up.  Not even a sign around the figure's neck that says "HORSE THIEF" (with at least one of those words misspelled.)
 
2021-04-13 5:56:32 PM  
The people who see a man hanging and just assume its a black man getting lynched are the REAL racists.
 
2021-04-13 5:57:58 PM  

dothemath: pc_gator: No worse than this mess:

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I dont get it.
Is that asian lady about to hang herself because she thinks thats what Trump would want her to do...?


Trumpers wanting to hang themselves?
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2021-04-13 6:03:12 PM  

RepoManTSM: The people who see a man hanging and just assume its a black man getting lynched are the REAL racists.


How about we acknowledge that hanging's an inefficient method of execution and move on to more elegant methods, like the guillotine?
 
2021-04-13 6:06:39 PM  

Bob Falfa: Did you notice that Jason Bourne (awesome!) is happy enough to be interviewed, but the POS homeowner won't let his face be seen on TV? Why not? Is he ashamed? Scared?


The video that I saw shown the owner; he looks like an aged-out biker gang member with kyphosis. Definitely not someone that would be sight-judged as artsy.

/The reporter was gorgeous, in case anyone needs a reason to watch the video
 
2021-04-13 6:07:31 PM  

Kit Fister: RepoManTSM: The people who see a man hanging and just assume its a black man getting lynched are the REAL racists.

How about we acknowledge that hanging's an inefficient method of execution and move on to more elegant methods, like the guillotine?


Done right, hanging is one of the better methods of execution, but too often it was done wrong.  Unlike modern methods of execution, hanging leaves organs intact and could save the life of someone on a transplant waiting list.
 
2021-04-13 6:08:02 PM  
FFS, if you're going to be *that* racist, at least have the balls to own it rather than offering some cock and bull story about a dusty cowboy.

NOBODY'S BUYING THAT STORY.
 
2021-04-13 6:08:40 PM  

OgreMagi: Kit Fister: RepoManTSM: The people who see a man hanging and just assume its a black man getting lynched are the REAL racists.

How about we acknowledge that hanging's an inefficient method of execution and move on to more elegant methods, like the guillotine?

Done right, hanging is one of the better methods of execution, but too often it was done wrong.  Unlike modern methods of execution, hanging leaves organs intact and could save the life of someone on a transplant waiting list.


So's nitrogen asphyxiation, but that's neither here nor there.
 
2021-04-13 6:12:13 PM  

JugglerJAF: FFS, if you're going to be *that* racist, at least have the balls to own it rather than offering some cock and bull story about a dusty cowboy.

NOBODY'S BUYING THAT STORY.


I dunno though, the Valley is weird.

You get the mix of people who act like tough individualist cowboys as they drive their Mercedes-Benz back to their gated community in Scottsdale.

Needless to say, a lot of posers live there.
 
2021-04-13 6:22:37 PM  
Derivative.

South Park already did this episode.

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2021-04-13 6:22:56 PM  

wejash: Derivative.

South Park already did this episode.

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Twice, apparently?
 
2021-04-13 6:34:53 PM  
Maybe if there were more lynchings of racist they would stop using nooses as a form of intimidation.

/just asking questions
 
2021-04-13 6:35:25 PM  
Billy Liar:

Just from his brief appearance, I wouldn't expect a very good explanation from that guy.  That's the best he could think up.  Not even a sign around the figure's neck that says "HORSE THIEF" (with at least one of those words misspelled.)

I like hores.
 
2021-04-13 6:39:12 PM  

Bob Falfa: Did you notice that Jason Bourne (awesome!) is happy enough to be interviewed, but the POS homeowner won't let his face be seen on TV? Why not? Is he ashamed? Scared?


Because there is no good defense for the racist accusation you gain nothing by fighting it if you're in the right the best you can hope for is that your reputation is ruined forever and the mobs move on to a new target. We had a junkyard outside of town that had a skeleton hanging in the yard made out of scrap it must have been there 25 years and last summer it came down because the owner started getting complaints that it was racist. Yes apparently a skeleton made out of mufflers is racist.
 
2021-04-13 6:41:41 PM  
Outside of Halloween, why would you put up a decoration like that in the first place?
 
2021-04-13 6:48:30 PM  
you need help: /The reporter was gorgeous, in case anyone needs a reason to watch the video

Ready to feel old? That's "young Rachel" from batman begins

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2021-04-13 6:50:00 PM  
For Republicans, is it a prerequisite to be a lying sack of shiat who doesn't have the guts to confirm your racism when challenged?
 
2021-04-13 6:50:37 PM  

Mrtraveler01: MESA, AZ

Figures it would either be there or Gilbert.


I'd go with Apache Junction.
 
2021-04-13 6:52:31 PM  
These clowns all talk tough but when it's time to walk the walk, they fold like a 2-7 offsuit.
 
2021-04-13 6:53:45 PM  

RepoManTSM: The people who see a man hanging and just assume its a black man getting lynched are the REAL racists.


Thank you.
 
2021-04-13 6:59:48 PM  

hundreddollarman: These clowns all talk tough but when it's time to walk the walk, they fold like a 2-7 offsuit.


These assholes would go all-in on a 2-7 off-suit, and pray that the flop came up 2-7-A (and hope no one was sitting on an Ace and either a 2 or a 7).
 
2021-04-13 7:04:53 PM  
"Hey! I'm not racist! What are you talking about?" - Difficulty: ARIZONA.

-A co-worker recenyly left our county to move to Arizona. He was "Sick of all the cowtowing to
all these minorities everywhere!"

Our county is 97.5% white.
 
2021-04-13 7:05:11 PM  
It might not necessarily be racist, but come on.
First, what kind of person hangs someone in effigy?
Who would put up that display?

Second, even if you're into spooky decorations, or knot tying, and the noose becomes widely derided as a symbol of hate, just don't farking do it. Don't hang a mannequin in your yard you farking whacko.

Me, I like a flaming scarecrow in the yard for the week or two around Mother's Day..
 
2021-04-13 7:09:32 PM  

evilmousse: it's in the old west not the deep south, soo... context is horse thief to me tbh.


Because golf course suburbs are very "old west".

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2021-04-13 7:14:01 PM  

New Rising Sun: you need help: /The reporter was gorgeous, in case anyone needs a reason to watch the video

Ready to feel old? That's "young Rachel" from batman begins

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I feel something but it's not old.
 
2021-04-13 7:15:29 PM  
Is it time yet to consider a build back better Involuntary euthanasia  program for  US republicans?
 
2021-04-13 7:16:32 PM  
Yeah, its dumb and tacky, but in his defense......

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2021-04-13 7:19:59 PM  

Flint Largechest: "Hey! I'm not racist! What are you talking about?" - Difficulty: ARIZONA.

-A co-worker recenyly left our county to move to Arizona. He was "Sick of all the cowtowing to
all these minorities everywhere!"

Our county is 97.5% white.


Did you just sit back and laugh realizing that he's moving to a state where whites are far less than 97% of the population?
 
2021-04-13 7:22:45 PM  

grokca: New Rising Sun: you need help: /The reporter was gorgeous, in case anyone needs a reason to watch the video

Ready to feel old? That's "young Rachel" from batman begins

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I feel something but it's not old.


I imagine it's as old as the rest of you...
 
2021-04-13 7:25:04 PM  
There's an old white racist* that lives near me, he's had a noose hanging from a tree in his yard for well over half a year and I'd guess a dozen Trump (drink!) signs in his property.

The newest sign is a "fark Biden and fark you for voting for him".

This chucklefark lives a mile from the elementary school. Just blows my mind.

/ his racism is assumed, safely.
 
2021-04-13 7:28:46 PM  

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Correct. Actually less worse than something depicting a real person, I'd say.
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2021-04-13 7:40:48 PM  
So this guy's excuse for the display is that he's celebrating my great-great- something something uncles' death by hanging because he stole a couple horses?

That's just... a weird thing to celebrate, even in an abstract way.

It also completely ignores the fact that in the last 100 years nooses and lynchings have been used to threaten and kill people because of their race much more frequently than it has been used to punish criminals.
 
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