Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In the spirit
I'm sure Bill O'Reilly will approve of this mall.
METAIRIE, Louisiana (AP) -- It's no ordinary holiday season in the Gulf Coast this year, so Frank Evans built an unconventional holiday display at a suburban New Orleans shopping mall to match.

He thought the tiny blue-tarped roofs, little toppled fences and miniature piles of hurricane debris in the display he builds annually for the mall struck just the right humorous tone.

The mall disagreed and told Evans, a landscape architect from nearby Gretna, to dismantle it.

"Although most people did enjoy the decorations, a few customers found the display to be in poor taste," said a statement issued Tuesday night by Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie.

What could he have been thinking? The season of the birth of Jesus is not the time when people want to made aware of the suffering of others; it's a time to think about the stuff they want for themselves.

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