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Frosty the Klansman

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HAYDEN, Idaho - A White separatist drew complaints from neighbors and a visit from law enforcement officers after building a snowman shaped like a member of the Ku Klux Klan on his front lawn.

Kootenai County sheriff's deputies told Mark Eliseuson Wednesday that he could be charged with a crime because the 10-foot-tall snowman was holding what appeared to be a noose. Deputies were called by neighbors who were appalled by the pointy-headed snowman with two dark eyes.

Hayden for decades earned notoriety for being near the former rural compound of the Aryan Nations.

Eliseuson could have been charged with creating a public nuisance. Idaho law defines such a nuisance as anything "offensive to the senses" or that interferes with the comfort of an entire neighborhood. Eliseuson removed the noose and toppled the snowman after he talked with officers.

Eliseuson told KXLY-TV of Spokane that he sees nothing wrong with the snowman. But other people did.

"It's such a message of hate," said Amber Caldwell, who saw the snowman while visiting her cousin in the neighborhood. "My kids asked me about it and I had to explain what that symbol means."

Eliseuson has angered neighbors in the past by flying Aryan Nations flags at his home. At Halloween he passed out bullet casings after he said he ran out of candy.

Mark Eliseuson, AZCentral 31 Comments [12/7/2010 6:44:59 AM]
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Lucilius

This is actually an encouraging sign. What's the best the vaunted "white power" movement can do now? What is their calculated, devastating strike to establish their race-based tyranny? Making rude snowmen. Oooh, I'm shaking in my winter boots.

12/7/2010 7:12:11 AM



Oooh, tough guy. Caved as soon as the cops called. So much for race war, eh?

12/7/2010 7:17:48 AM



I disagree with the law here, he has the right to free expression

12/7/2010 7:59:44 AM

Doubting Thomas

I agree ^. He does have the right to free expression, no matter how distasteful it is.

At Halloween he passed out bullet casings after he said he ran out of candy.

But of course this just shows how nuts he really is.

12/7/2010 8:08:03 AM

Colgate

This asshole is obviously playing with less than a full deck.

12/7/2010 9:43:09 AM

aaa

A bit tame, but still quite amusing.

12/7/2010 10:23:18 AM

TB Tabby

And when Spring comes, we shall have a splendid metaphor for just how strong the white supremacists are.

12/7/2010 11:18:55 AM



Asshole no doubt but he does have the same 1st Ammendment Freedom of Speech that we do. As long as he's not depticting someone actually in the noose, meh, it's not that bad.

At Halloween he passed out bullet casings after he said he ran out of candy.

I would have thought local ordinances and/or state laws would have nailed him on this.

12/7/2010 12:21:43 PM

nazani14

Pointy hat? Noose? Shucks, that was just an elf rounding up a reindeer!

12/7/2010 2:37:51 PM

DevilsChaplain

Frosty the Klansman
Is a fairy tale they say
He was made of snow
But the racists know
How he came to life one day
There must have been some magic
In that old silk hood they found
For when they placed it on his head
He began to dance around...

12/7/2010 3:01:19 PM



Let the fucker have his snowman.
He's stupid and silly, but who are we to stop him from exercising his rights?

12/7/2010 3:42:54 PM

Song

The only part I really object to is the bullet casings part. The KKK snowman is distasteful, and a shameful stain on the whole neighbourhood, but it shouldn't be *illegal*.

12/7/2010 7:12:13 PM

Percy Q. Shunn

Thank you, Mark, for reminding us all of the freedom to be a stupid, ignorant hillbilly.

12/7/2010 9:51:22 PM

nutbunny

Eliseuson should definitely have the right to build his KKK snowman. It's fucking offensive but getting rid of his snowman would lead to some slippery slope.

All you have to do is stand in front of his yard and dish out some inter-racial homosexual snogging. That would definitely be the way to go :-D

12/8/2010 5:48:15 AM

Doubting Thomas

Frosty the Klansman
was a very silly dope.
With a big white hood
and a snow white robe
and a noose made out of rope.

12/8/2010 7:18:42 AM

DevilsChaplain

Frosty the Klansman
Was alive as he could be
And the racists say
He could seethe and hate
Just the same as you and me
Frosty the Klansmen
Knew the blacks were out that day
So he said let's run
And we'll have some fun
Now before I melt away
Down to the village
With a shotgun in his hand
Running here and there, all around the square
Screaming, "Come and join the Klan!"...

12/8/2010 9:27:04 AM

John Galt

I gotta say, as big of a douchebag this guy is, it was on his property. Seems kind of stupid that he would be charge with a crime for it.

12/8/2010 10:10:55 AM

Power Skunk

So, his excuse for handing out expended ammunition on Halloween was that he ran out of candy. These are not the hoofprints of your average person.
Average person: "Well, I'm out of candy. Guess I'll turn off the porch light to let the kids know, grab a beer, and see if Michael Myers/Jason Voorhees/some monster is still killing teenagers on the television."
This guy: "Fuck! I'm out of candy...Now what do I do?!...Hey, I did go to the range today...gotta get rid of the brass...*lightbulb*"

12/8/2010 10:43:38 AM

Yama the Space Fish

Frosty Wooldridge?

12/8/2010 11:36:48 AM



Don't worry. It will melt with your stupidity.

12/8/2010 11:54:09 AM

Kat S.

Isn't it sadly ironic that white supremacists like this guy will always spout nonsense about how whites and blacks or other races cannot live together because the non-whites are supposedly "neighbors from Hell" and no where as "civil" as white people, but they themselves are the neighbors from Hell?

I mean, check out this myspace post. It's old, but I'm sure people here from RSTDT are going to recognize the Youtube post of her neighbors appearing on TV.

12/8/2010 1:24:20 PM

Churchy LaFemme

Re: the First Amendment issues. He certainly has the right to erect the snowman. He didn't have the guts to stand up for those rights, though, as he destroyed the snowman himself after being told he MIGHT be charged. In other words, he didn't want to risk having to go to court, and didn't have the balls to defend his rights.

12/8/2010 4:23:34 PM



@Power Skunk
At least handing them out shows that he no longer has those bullets.

12/8/2010 5:00:04 PM

John_in_Oz

It's better when douches like this are able to identify themselves.

12/8/2010 10:03:04 PM

feralboy12

I ran out of candy at Halloween once, so I passed out apples with some razor blades I just happened to have on hand. I mean it seemed like a reasonable substitution at the time; I had no idea the children would eat them.
Actually, I think a good response to his yard display would be a bunch of blinged-up black snowmen holding toy guns gangsta style. Sure, come fuck us up, Frosty.

12/9/2010 6:22:49 PM
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