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The Artist's Response to the Shoot Sarah Photo
Pagan Power ^ | October 23, 2008 | Pagan Power

Posted on 10/23/2008 11:18:36 AM PDT by Pagan Power

I just got off the phone with the person that represents Dawn Robyn Petrlik, the artist who depicted a scene where onlookers could take up a rifle and aim it at Sarah Palin. She read to me a statement from the artist which I have attempted to summarize. I have requested that the artist send me a full statement which I have promised to publish in full.

I also spoke to the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition who completely defended the artist and was a bit snippy with me. I used a calm and casual tone with the woman I spoke to and she was rather rude. She told me that they do not receive federal funding but instead receive taxpayer money from New York City. Perhaps someone should call Hillary.

Please visit my blog Pagan Power for the details.

I will keep you updated if I receive any further details.


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: agitprop; antiamericanleft; art; assassinationthreat; dawnpetrlik; dawnrobynpetrlik; dncbrownshirts; electionviolence; notapeacemovement; palin; sarah; secretservice; threats

1 posted on 10/23/2008 11:18:37 AM PDT by Pagan Power
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To: Pagan Power

Go tape some cross hair stencils on their front door ... that should cause some involuntary liquid expulsion among the rats.


2 posted on 10/23/2008 11:20:41 AM PDT by mgc1122
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To: Pagan Power

Oh, they’ll just use the excuse of ‘art knows know boundaries’ when something disgusting and distaseful is created. Gah!


3 posted on 10/23/2008 11:21:42 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

sorry, typo....^no^


4 posted on 10/23/2008 11:22:25 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear
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To: mgc1122

if i drew a picture of obama with cross hairs on his head and put it on the net i wonder how long before the secret service showed up at my door? how can we possibly win a race when obama is in a corvette and we’re left running in cement?


5 posted on 10/23/2008 11:23:26 AM PDT by Edizzl79
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To: Pagan Power

You left off the quote marks around “artist”.


6 posted on 10/23/2008 11:24:23 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Pagan Power

Can someone photoshop Obama’s picture over Palin’s and publish it? Then when the ‘rats complain we can say the original idea was theirs.


7 posted on 10/23/2008 11:24:59 AM PDT by PeterFinn (Buraq HUSSEIN Obama. If the libs don't like his name then why support him?)
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To: Pagan Power

inexcusable

call the secret service.


8 posted on 10/23/2008 11:25:25 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Pagan Power
the artist who depicted a scene where onlookers could take up a rifle and aim it at Sarah Palin.

From the article:

Visitors can don a fake-fur vest and hold a cardboard rifle to pose with the vice-presidential candidate and her daughter.

Go pimp your deceptive blog somewhere else.

Owl_Eagle

There are people who are surrounded by bigots
and know it is wrong, but are afraid to be vocal against it.
These people are going to pull the lever for Obama
and they are not being polled.
angee_is_mad, DUmmy

9 posted on 10/23/2008 11:28:39 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: mgc1122

Now that’s a great idea!


10 posted on 10/23/2008 11:29:08 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: Pagan Power
Artist Dawn Robyn Petrlik says humor is sometimes the best way to deal with serious issues

The left seems to find humour in promoting assasinations of Republican office holders.

I wonder if cross hairs were painted on Robin, would she see the humour in that?

11 posted on 10/23/2008 11:29:41 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Hey Congress! - Thanks for the crap sandwich)
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To: Pagan Power

Okay ... fair enough. But now that it’s being used in a bad way, it needs to be taken down.

Now let’s see if another “artist” will put up a display with Obama and Ayers with bombs and a flag under their feet. Or perhaps with Odinga killing Christians. Yeah ... that’d be as equally accepted, wouldn’t it?


12 posted on 10/23/2008 11:30:00 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: Pagan Power

That is not art; it’s incitement.

That it was created by an ostensible artist is incidental.


13 posted on 10/23/2008 11:30:11 AM PDT by papertyger (Chauvinists yell "racist" when they're embarr"ist")
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To: Owl_Eagle

15 posted on 10/23/2008 11:33:44 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: Vaquero

Excellent suggestion. I’m sure the Secret Service could have a constructive conversation with the “artist”.


16 posted on 10/23/2008 11:39:10 AM PDT by popdonnelly (An Obama Administration isn't Camelot, it's Doctor Zhivago)
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To: Pagan Power

Don’t they know that Sarah can return fire?


17 posted on 10/23/2008 11:40:38 AM PDT by popdonnelly (An Obama Administration isn't Camelot, it's Doctor Zhivago)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I scrolled down. There was a picture of a guy holding a rifle, not a cardboard cut out of one.

I get the message. Shooting a person who hunts isn't really shooting a person. Dehumanization of your political foes makes it easier to kill them. If that wasn't the intended message, a cute furry aminal would have been the one holding the rifle.

18 posted on 10/23/2008 11:41:31 AM PDT by GoLightly
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To: mgc1122

Anyone got a picture of the “artist”?


20 posted on 10/23/2008 11:44:56 AM PDT by Clock King (You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Pagans...

People who work with the left to destroy our traditional American Culture.


21 posted on 10/23/2008 11:46:13 AM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: Pagan Power

Where are the cries for Obama to denounce this from the media that went on and on about the remarks of one or two McCain/Palin one or two supporters at rallies ???


22 posted on 10/23/2008 11:55:41 AM PDT by Mark319 (The U.S. fought Marxism throughout the 20th century and now Americans are voting it right in.)
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To: Pagan Power

Make a “B. Hussein” rifle target and see how fast you are villified.


23 posted on 10/23/2008 11:58:00 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Pagan Power

This is the obvious result of Obama and Biden whipping their supporters up into a hate-filled frenzy...


24 posted on 10/23/2008 11:58:35 AM PDT by Mark319 (The U.S. fought Marxism throughout the 20th century and now Americans are voting it right in.)
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To: Pagan Power
"She told me that they do not receive federal funding but instead receive taxpayer money from New York City"

And New York City DOES receive Federal (U.S. taxpayer) funding. So what's the difference?

25 posted on 10/23/2008 11:59:29 AM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Pagan Power
told me that they do not receive federal funding but instead receive taxpayer money from New York City

If they have a 501c3 tax status (and they do claim to be "not for profit") they cannot engage in political advocacy FOR or AGAINST a candidate.

Maybe they need an IRS audit.

26 posted on 10/23/2008 12:02:19 PM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: Pagan Power
"According to the artist, she created this masterpiece to express the irony that Sarah is pro-life and yet she flaunts the fact that she is a hunter."

OH, the "irony". < /sarcasm >

Meanwhile it would be "offensive" to portray Obama hammering scissors into the back of a "not quite alive" baby's head.

27 posted on 10/23/2008 12:08:49 PM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Perhaps you should view the photo before accusing me of distorting reality. I do not and cannot please everyone. I reported the truth. If you have an issue with that it really isn’t my problem.


28 posted on 10/23/2008 12:12:01 PM PDT by Pagan Power
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To: Owl_Eagle

I wouldn’t say this is blog pimping any more than Little Green Footballs is pimped here.

It is also covered here:

NYC Museum Exhibit ‘Pokes Fun’ at Palin (Where is the Secret Service?!?)
Newsradio 1290 WJNO website, Redstate.com ^ | October 7,2008 | Paul Westcott
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2113106/posts


29 posted on 10/23/2008 12:13:24 PM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: WayneS

Here is a list of their sponsors:

http://www.bwac.org/sponsors/


30 posted on 10/23/2008 12:14:05 PM PDT by weegee (If we're gonna share wealth, those earning > $1 a month are going to have to share with the world.)
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To: MrB

Now you are accusing me of working with the left? I am used to being attacked by liberals. That’s why I enjoy being here. But I suppose arrogance and ignorance know no political boundaries.


31 posted on 10/23/2008 12:15:52 PM PDT by Pagan Power
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To: Pagan Power

Explain how “Pagan Power” fits in with a conservative ideology.


32 posted on 10/23/2008 12:17:10 PM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: weegee

Niiiiiice...

I’d wager that at least 90% of those “sponsors” receives some form of Federal (U.S. taxpayer) funding.


33 posted on 10/23/2008 12:26:33 PM PDT by WayneS (Vote Obama bin Biden 2008 - "Because the world doesn't suck enough yet".)
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To: Nightshift

gnip...


34 posted on 10/23/2008 12:27:46 PM PDT by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: Vaquero

I just called Secret Service field office in NYC… his response was that it is something that they would definitely look into. I gave then the web address, artist name, location where it’s being exhibited.


35 posted on 10/23/2008 12:30:32 PM PDT by Georgiaisred (palin)
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To: Georgiaisred

I just got a call back from the Secret Service asking for more info and they said they would look into it today. They were asking a lot of questions this time.


36 posted on 10/23/2008 12:55:32 PM PDT by Georgiaisred (palin)
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To: MrB

My personal religious beliefs and practices are just that, personal, as is my right under the First Amendment.

As an American citizen and taxpayer I fully support a balanced budget. I support paying down the debt and cutting wasteful spending. I am anti-abortion. I believe that people should be given a hand up, not a hand out. I believe in equal opportunity, not quotas and set asides. I believe the responsibility of the government is to help us achieve what was stated in the Declaration of Independence and ratified by our Constitution.


37 posted on 10/23/2008 1:24:55 PM PDT by Pagan Power
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To: GoLightly
I scrolled down. There was a picture of a guy holding a rifle, not a cardboard cut out of one.

The perspective on the rifle does make it look like more than a cardboard cutout.

If the intention of the piece was to have people pose with Palin (which might be sorta fun, holding the rifle pointed upward) then a cardboard cutout which would only look 'right' when held parallel to the plane of the background (as opposed to being pointed at it) might have been reasonable, particularly if there were a photo showing the suggested pose for people. But the rifle the person is holding doesn't look like such a cutout.

38 posted on 10/23/2008 10:08:30 PM PDT by supercat (Barry Soetoro == Bravo Sierra)
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To: MrB; Pagan Power
From what I've seen of Pagan Power on here and on her/his blog I'd say she/he walks the walk to be posting and sharing on FR.

Heck, a lot of people might have some aspects that others might not consider 'correct' or 'proper' in their definition of what a 'conservative ideology' should be. Perish the possibility that my faults and quirks are subject to the scrutiny of someone more narrow in their 'proper definitions.' I have a penchant for fine scotch, good bourbon, red wine and Taiwan beer. (Not all at one time!)
39 posted on 10/24/2008 5:40:57 AM PDT by Tainan (Talk is cheap. Silence is golden. All I got is brass...lotsa brass.)
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