Life in Colleyville: Halloween on Steroids, President Obama Hanging from a Tree?

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It’s October, and we are going to see a lot of zany Halloween stuff out in the yards. My neighbor has two giant moving spiders in her yard that scare the beejesus out of my dog. I’ll be snapping the wilder homes I see out there — feel free to send in what you find, too. This yard is in Colleyville and was found on Kathleen Thompson’s blog — I think I just found a Colleyville community reporter! Anyhow, it depicts what many feel this election season: none of the candidates out there are too great and in fact, they may all be crooks! Or spiders!

Let the debates begin!

UPDATE FROM JO: Obviously, the title isn’t meant to be offensive, but descriptive. As Thompson says on her blog, “I read this as ‘The Romney/Ryan Web of Deceit.'” The actual meaning is, of course, open to your interpretation. Let’s stay classy, folks.

UPDATE FROM CANDY: Whoa, apologize if I have offended anyone. I spent the day south of the Trinity and must say, saw no Halloween decorations this elaborate. Which was my whole point: a community’s holiday decor says so much. Park Cities is Halloween on steroids, overloaded with haunted inflatables and hay, 90 lb gourds and moving witches. This Colleyville display is elaborate and also quite political — but I want to go on record as saying that having the President and Vice President of the United States hanging from a tree is not cool. If I were the neighbors, I might ask that President Obama get out of the tree. P.S. Sometimes I lean right, sometimes left. Getting more ambidextrous in my old age!

UPDATE II: We are trying to contact the homeowner. The Dallas Morning News went out to the house for close-ups, and it appears that President Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden (as a clown) are caught in Romney’s spider web — not a tree, though the web is hanging from a tree. They have a bag of money between them. And the President sports a clown nose, so maybe they are both clowns. Here are the close-ups:

I am just now seeing the hammer and sickle on the money bag — no its a dollar sign, wow. Bet this display took some time to pull together!

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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    • Steven says

      I lean left, and see no problem with the headline. I too am curious as to whether or not this guy is depicting the president hanging from a tree.

      The question mark is key 🙂

    • Steven says

      I lean left, and see no problem with the headline. I too am curious as to whether or not this guy is depicting the president hanging from a tree.

      The question mark is key 🙂

  1. Marc says

    I can only assume that somewhere in that picture there is an effigy of Pres. Obama hanging from a tree. In that case, I guess the owner's figured that the display is already tasteless as it is; why not add an equally tasteless way to voice your "dislike" of the President. Otherwise, yes, the headline is inappropriate. I know Candy leans right; but I don't think she leans crazy or bigoted.

  2. Marc says

    I can only assume that somewhere in that picture there is an effigy of Pres. Obama hanging from a tree. In that case, I guess the owner's figured that the display is already tasteless as it is; why not add an equally tasteless way to voice your "dislike" of the President. Otherwise, yes, the headline is inappropriate. I know Candy leans right; but I don't think she leans crazy or bigoted.

  3. Kirk says

    WOW!!!

    Talk about a headline to get some attention!

    I love a good "shock value" statement. Baby, I think you are gonna take some major heat over this one.

    Love your BLOG !

  4. Kirk says

    WOW!!!

    Talk about a headline to get some attention!

    I love a good "shock value" statement. Baby, I think you are gonna take some major heat over this one.

    Love your BLOG !

  5. bettycrocker says

    That headline is misleading (and a bad attempt at increasing web traffic). Obama is not "hanging from a tree," but is actually stuck on a "web of lies." I'm not a fan of political satire as part of a halloween decoration, but to each his own. This headline is going to ruffle the feathers of the uber PC or those who look for any excuse to play the racism card.

    Sorry Candy, but I expected better from you…

  6. bettycrocker says

    That headline is misleading (and a bad attempt at increasing web traffic). Obama is not "hanging from a tree," but is actually stuck on a "web of lies." I'm not a fan of political satire as part of a halloween decoration, but to each his own. This headline is going to ruffle the feathers of the uber PC or those who look for any excuse to play the racism card.

    Sorry Candy, but I expected better from you…

  7. Jerry Keeler says

    Interesting Halloween display at 9929 Woodlake, North Lake Highland, Woodbridge area, MAPSCO 17.Z. It is an annual affair that the neighbors enjoy.

  8. Jerry Keeler says

    Interesting Halloween display at 9929 Woodlake, North Lake Highland, Woodbridge area, MAPSCO 17.Z. It is an annual affair that the neighbors enjoy.

  9. Brigitte Branch says

    Like they say, money can't buy you class and the owner of this property is displaying just that!!! Yeah, real classy folks and I wonder why that headliner would be your option…maybe that's how you really think…we are in Texas, aren't we!!!

  10. Brigitte Branch says

    Like they say, money can't buy you class and the owner of this property is displaying just that!!! Yeah, real classy folks and I wonder why that headliner would be your option…maybe that's how you really think…we are in Texas, aren't we!!!

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