Yes, that says 'Rednecks for Obama'. :D Clearer picture, but much smaller
"The latest newsletter by an Inland Republican women's group [Chaffey Community Republican Women] depicts Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surrounded by a watermelon, ribs, and a bucket of fried chicken..."
The group's leader said "she doesn't think in racist terms ... I didn't see it the way that it's being taken. I never connected," she said. "It was just food to me. It didn't mean anything else."
FFXI: Got the Halloween event done, at least as much as I'll be doing it. The new elements weren't too annoying, even though they took longer than I would have liked them to. Got the NQ and HQ cloaks. They're cool, but I'll likely never wear them. I should be wearing my aketon when not in armor, but mostly I wear my Tidal Talisman. Either way, no room for the event cloak.
I was missing the pitchfork (I thought I was just missing the HQ, but I didn't have the NQ in storage so I guess I dropped it). No one on my LS needed it, so I picked up a random through shout. Oh my god, I should have just shot myself in the head instead. I do not understand how people so stupid can function in life. This person could not follow directions. Short sentences. Small words. "Come to me." "Trade cookie to this NPC." "Do not zone." Those were way too complex for her. (And sadly, she was NA, her
AOL-speak was perfectly fine. "lol u said i trad 2 it 4 now?????? lol".) God help me. Hour and a half of attempting to lead her by the hand through the event, only to find a bug was going to keep me from ever getting the HQ. I gave up. I don't need the pitchforks that badly.
I got really lucky with trading treats to the wandering NPCs. Got my (whichever) staff, the 10/10 warp one, on the second trade!