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Obama Effigy Found in Redondo Beach

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Lisa Castaneda makes adjustments to her Halloween display featuring an effigy of Barack Obama hanging from her balcony with a giant butcher knife through its neck in Redondo Beach, Calif., Thursday Oct. 30, 2008. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze,Scott Varley)

Did Redondo Beach resident Lisa Castaneda not learn the lessons of the West Hollywood Sarah Palin effigy? Or does she just have some major balls? To her it was free speech--she doesn't think Obama should be president. In the last 24 hours, the McCain campaign pleaded with her to take it down, the Secret Service visited and protesters did their thing outside. As of 1:00 p.m. today, Castaneda had taken down the effigy portraying Obama with a knife in his neck, covered with blood and hanging from his own necktie. The Daily Breeze has the full story.