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The Rock (100k images x 6)
Someones Camera ^ | 11/9/03 | 11/9/03

Posted on 11/09/2003 5:06:05 AM PST by ChadGore








TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amazing; therock
These were all painted on one rock...

The artist, whose name is on the first photo, did an impressive job.

The photos were taken along Hwy. 25 South of I - 80 and North of Greenfield Iowa.

1 posted on 11/09/2003 5:06:06 AM PST by ChadGore
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To: ChadGore
bump
2 posted on 11/09/2003 5:06:25 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
BTTT
3 posted on 11/09/2003 5:07:23 AM PST by Rightly Biased ( <><)
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Bump to the artist, whoever he is.
4 posted on 11/09/2003 5:07:27 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Rightly Biased
bump
5 posted on 11/09/2003 5:10:19 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
I thought this was going to be about that goofy black rock the Muslims worship.
6 posted on 11/09/2003 5:10:32 AM PST by Lazamataz (PROUDLY SCARING FELLOW FREEPERS SINCE 1999 !!!!)
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To: Lazamataz
Re: I thought this was going to be about that goofy black rock the Muslims worship.

lol . . *This* rock you can respect, because it's been earned. :)

7 posted on 11/09/2003 5:11:39 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Awesome

bump for all who served and are serving....THANK YOU!

8 posted on 11/09/2003 5:12:02 AM PST by ZinGirl
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To: ZinGirl
Re: bump for all who served and are serving....THANK YOU!

Agreed, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINES

9 posted on 11/09/2003 5:12:52 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Wow. Awesome work.
10 posted on 11/09/2003 5:15:10 AM PST by Impy (Don't you fall into the trap, democrats are full of crap.)
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To: ChadGore
I googled the artists name and got this:

From: http://www.popasmoke.com/visions/image.php?source=3814


The artist is Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II, 24 years old, living in Greenfield IA. He paints something like this every year for Memorial Day! Our country needs millions more young Americans with Ray Sorensen's spirit. I received these from one of my former Cobra pilots in HMA-369, now Col USMC (ret'd). I wanted to thank the artist so I used a little ingenuity and tracked him down in 3 phone calls. I looked up the Ray Sorensen name in Iowa, using switchboard.com and found 3 listings. The 2nd call was his grandmother, a very nice lady. Once I explained my mission, she gave me his parents' home phone, explaining that Bubba was probably not at home right then. When I called anyway, he answered the phone. We had a nice conversation. He was unaware that the photos were on the Internet and probably been sent around the world by now. I thanked him for all of us and told him how much we appreciated his work. He, in turn, thanked me (us) and told me how much he appreciates the vets. OO-ooooo-raaah-hhh!!!!! Semper Fidelis, Ron Osborne
The young painter is Ray "Bubba" Sorensen II in Greenfield IA. email bubbalca@hotmail.com; phone: ***-***-****

Phone number redacted.

11 posted on 11/09/2003 5:19:43 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
http://www.greenfieldiowa.com/patriotic_rock.htm

Patriotic Rock

The Patriotic rock, located at the Schildberg Construction - Jefferson Quarry and painted by Ray "Bubba" Sorensen. The rock was a local graffiti rock for twenty years for the surrounding schools. Out of respect, the local students have not defaced the painting in the past five years since Bubba has been painting his tribute.

"I love my country, and I do it out of respect for the veterans." Quoted Ray "Bubba" Sorensen.

Bubba draws a sketch of his idea on paper and then draws the design by free hand onto the rock. This takes him anywhere from one to three weeks to paint and he has been doing it for five consecutive years. Bubba is interested in military history and gets his ideas from books, movies, previous artwork and images by other artists.

The rock is located on Highway 25, just 1 mile south of Interstate-80 near Greenfield, exit 86.
If traveling from Greenfield junction 25 & 92, take Hwy 25 north 12 miles.
12 posted on 11/09/2003 5:21:33 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT (Sane, and have the papers to prove it!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT
Amazing bump
13 posted on 11/09/2003 5:25:19 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ZinGirl
bttt
14 posted on 11/09/2003 5:28:31 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Lazamataz
I thought it was going to be just another WWE Smackdown thread. Nice paint job, though!
15 posted on 11/09/2003 5:28:45 AM PST by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
bttt
16 posted on 11/09/2003 5:35:37 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: RedBloodedAmerican
bttt
17 posted on 11/09/2003 5:40:36 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Kakkate koi? Hmmm, I like that.
18 posted on 11/09/2003 5:45:13 AM PST by kakkatekoi
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To: kakkatekoi
LOL ! Great Nick ! :)

Bring em on ! :)

19 posted on 11/09/2003 5:50:10 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: kakkatekoi
A short WAV File of "Kakkate Koi!" from an old japaneese video game can be found here.
20 posted on 11/09/2003 5:54:52 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Sorry, couldn't get through...
21 posted on 11/09/2003 5:58:37 AM PST by kakkatekoi
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To: g'nad; 2Jedismom; Wneighbor; Corin Stormhands; 300winmag; osagebowman; Overtaxed; ...
Ping!

G'nad - I know you had posted some pictures of this rock in the HH...seem to recall you knew a bit more about the author and the history of it?
22 posted on 11/09/2003 5:59:41 AM PST by RosieCotton
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To: ChadGore
very cool...
23 posted on 11/09/2003 6:00:41 AM PST by tutstar
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To: tutstar
bump
24 posted on 11/09/2003 6:04:15 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: RosieCotton
Thanks for the ping.
25 posted on 11/09/2003 6:05:46 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Where's the aclu? How about the du? What about the greens? Why is this rock allowed to be desecrated by paint and American values? I expected to see about ten blackshirts with cans of red paint, surrounding the rock while, in the background, giant squirrls hold rallies to defend this rock's rights...

26 posted on 11/09/2003 6:12:14 AM PST by toomuchcoffee
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To: toomuchcoffee
Re: "Where's the aclu? How about the du? What about the greens? Why is this rock allowed to be desecrated by paint and American values? I expected to see about ten blackshirts with cans of red paint, surrounding the rock while, in the background, giant squirrls hold rallies to defend this rock's rights...

LOL! classic! They may even make things up, like "The seperation of patriotism and state" . . lol

27 posted on 11/09/2003 6:23:51 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: toomuchcoffee
bttt
28 posted on 11/09/2003 7:33:16 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
WOW! Nice work.

I sure hope this is on private property and is being protected as much as possible, ya just know some brainwashed liberal kid is already plotting to tarnish this great image.

29 posted on 11/09/2003 7:37:21 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
It is, from what I read, on private property . . Schildberg Construction - Jefferson Quarry.
30 posted on 11/09/2003 7:41:53 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Awesome!
31 posted on 11/09/2003 7:43:59 AM PST by P.O.E.
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To: Nightshift
ping
32 posted on 11/09/2003 7:44:35 AM PST by tutstar
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To: ChadGore
Wow. Puts a lump in my throat. Thanks for posting
33 posted on 11/09/2003 7:51:47 AM PST by Ferret Fawcet (Jesus: He paid a debt He did not owe because I owed a debt I could not pay.)
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To: Ferret Fawcet
Re: Puts a lump in my throat.

Yea, it kinda hit me too.

34 posted on 11/09/2003 7:53:20 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Where's the ACLU? - this must be removed it..it ..could be offensive to some innocent terrrorists!
35 posted on 11/09/2003 7:55:36 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: toomuchcoffee
Woops didn't see yours first!
36 posted on 11/09/2003 7:57:01 AM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (is clinton in jail yet?)
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
bttt
37 posted on 11/09/2003 8:04:27 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
Great "folk art"...and to think I almost didn't click in as I thought some wrestler
was the subject of the thread!
38 posted on 11/09/2003 8:06:20 AM PST by VOA
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To: VOA
Re: and to think I almost didn't click in as I thought some wrestler was the subject of the thread!

Please ping a few friends to the thread, if you can. It would apear that you're not the only one who thinks it's about the WWE star.

39 posted on 11/09/2003 8:09:47 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: VOA
Should this rock be moved into the plaza of the rebuilt WTC ?
40 posted on 11/09/2003 8:14:42 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: VOA
bump
41 posted on 11/09/2003 8:26:59 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
ChadGore, maybe you can ping the Admin Moderator to add a better description to the thread title...
42 posted on 11/09/2003 8:55:27 AM PST by VOA
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To: ZinGirl
bttt
43 posted on 11/09/2003 1:58:21 PM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
another THANK YOU FOR SERVING OUR COUNTRY BUMP
44 posted on 11/09/2003 5:00:58 PM PST by ZinGirl
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To: ChadGore
Spectacularly heartwarming.
45 posted on 11/09/2003 5:04:56 PM PST by doug from upland (Why aren't the Clintons living out their remaining years on Alcatraz?)
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To: doug from upland
bump
46 posted on 11/10/2003 3:42:55 PM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Rightly Biased
bttt
47 posted on 11/12/2003 6:12:51 PM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
I am glad to
Bump to the top of the messages page for ChadGore!!!!
48 posted on 11/12/2003 6:14:44 PM PST by Rightly Biased ( <><)
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To: Rightly Biased
bttt
49 posted on 11/15/2003 9:17:31 AM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: ChadGore
So your sayin' "Bump to the top?"

as far as you know?
50 posted on 11/15/2003 2:30:18 PM PST by Rightly Biased ( <><)
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