An Idaho man says that he isn’t a fan of President Obama’s politics, so he engaged in rational discourse in which he clearly and plainly explained his views — just kidding! He featured President Obama’s decapitated head in his Halloween display.
Richard Piersol says he loves decorating for Halloween, and this year he wants to make his hatred for the President known. “I’ve got the Grim Reaper on the ATV, and Obama’s head is on the spear and he has been decapitated,” he told KBOI2. “It’s like free speech. I am pretty much saying I don’t like his politics, and I don’t like him. That’s it.”
Piersol asserts that the disgusting and hateful display has nothing to do with race, however, because he ‘has black friends’ he claims have given him advice to make it more disgusting. “I’ve got a couple of African-American friends of mine that have given me more ideas to put out there to make it look gorey-er. And it’s like ‘no, I don’t want to do that. That might offend somebody,'” he said.
The display does not break any laws and, according to Piersol, local police love it. “I’ve had three police officers stop and take pictures and give me the thumbs up,” Piersol told the station.
Neighbors are also supportive of the bigoted display. Wally Lester, a nearby homeowner, told KBOI2, “My son asked me if it was a little bit prejudice towards certain individuals, say maybe the president because it has a head over there with a machete, I said no I don’t think it’s directed towards anybody. I think it just happens to be that situation the way they put it together.”
Watch a report on the display, below: