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French mayor upset about statue's breasts
The West Australian ^ | 2 Apr 2011

Posted on 04/02/2011 11:23:15 AM PDT by mandaladon

Various busts of Marianne, the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic in a Phrygian cap, at a moulding studion. The mayor of a town in France has thrown a Marianne statue out of his town hall because its breasts were too big, his aides said on Friday.

AFP © Enlarge photo

LILLE, France (AFP) - The mayor of a town in France has thrown a patriotic female statue out of his town hall because its breasts were too big, his aides said on Friday.

The terracotta bust of Marianne -- the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic in a Phrygian cap -- was an original work by a local artist, installed in 2007 at the town hall in Neuville-en-Ferrain, population 10,000.

"It was making people gossip," said one town hall employee who asked not to be named. "Remarks were made, during weddings for example."

Mayor Gerard Cordon persuaded councillors to approve 900 euros (1,280 dollars) in this year's budget to buy a replacement, a more conventional bust of Marianne modelled on the statuesque French model Laetitia Casta.

The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."

The town hall bought her terracotta statue in 2007 for 1,400 euros.

"The mayor has had it under his nose for several years. He chose it from among other designs even before I baked it," she told AFP.

"His decision is absurd. I only hope he will not have it destroyed."

Another town hall official who asked not to be named said he regretted the bust's removal, which was done "not by a joint decision but by the mayor alone." "It was a unique work," he said. "After all, Marianne is a symbol of motherhood."

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The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."...I don't know what to say!
1 posted on 04/02/2011 11:23:17 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon
I don't know what to say!

Got Milk?
2 posted on 04/02/2011 11:24:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mandaladon
He must be a itty-bitty-titty kind of guy.
3 posted on 04/02/2011 11:26:02 AM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: mandaladon

I say, ship them to me.

I’d appreciate some symbols of generosity in my back yard.


4 posted on 04/02/2011 11:26:14 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: cripplecreek
"The mayor has had it under his nose for several years....I can just picture that!
5 posted on 04/02/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon
Pah...that's not big....
6 posted on 04/02/2011 11:26:58 AM PDT by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: mandaladon
Well shaped breasts are beautiful to behold..
I'm a torpedo man myself..
7 posted on 04/02/2011 11:27:43 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: mandaladon

Great post to keep our droolers occupied. Thanks. /s


8 posted on 04/02/2011 11:29:23 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory; and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: mandaladon

9 posted on 04/02/2011 11:32:58 AM PDT by maggief
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To: mandaladon
They look about right to me!

10 posted on 04/02/2011 11:34:47 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: GenXteacher

The article wasn’t clear, but I don’t think any of those are the statue in question. I think they’re just illustrations of the statue type.


11 posted on 04/02/2011 11:35:45 AM PDT by Richard Kimball (Proud member of the Keepers Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK))
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To: hosepipe

I like these:
http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/302339,14017/1955-Buick-Roadmaster-Series-70_photo.aspx


12 posted on 04/02/2011 11:36:07 AM PDT by Sicvee (Sicvee)
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To: maggief

For Pete’s sake, Hillary, put the pants suit back on!


13 posted on 04/02/2011 11:37:38 AM PDT by x
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To: mandaladon

14 posted on 04/02/2011 11:37:40 AM PDT by Amagi (ObamaCare proposed a tax on Tanning Salons. That is RACISM STRAIGHT UP!)
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To: mandaladon

These godless people have to glorify and emphasize the sexual elements of the body instead of the intellectual qualities because it is the only important thing to them.....earthly pursuits. There is nothing beyond this “utopia” on mother earth so they think that sex is the only important thing in life—although reduced to a commodity that is meaningless and devoid of reproduction and a suckling infant. LOL. They are pathetic.

As Ayn Rand said....”there is such a dedication to the destruction of values” particularly in the arts and in the institutions of government. Got to make people slaves to their passions, so they can be corralled and mastered.

This reducing and demeaning the soul of man to the sum of their sexual anatomy to titillate the animal instincts continues. Lenin is smiling.


15 posted on 04/02/2011 11:37:58 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: mandaladon

Oh for crying out loud. Isn’t it the French that eat cheese made from breast milk?

Those are ample and well placed breasts, but they are not large.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 11:38:14 AM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: derllak
You'll appreciate this mayor....

:-)

17 posted on 04/02/2011 11:38:33 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: mandaladon
There was a similar situation in a nearby city (Rock Hill, SC) several years ago. Four Civitas statues were placed on the corners of an intersection. Local religious zealots objected to the bare breasts' protruding nipples. The statues were not removed but the nipples were filed down (the pain, Boss, the pain). No mention of the bare midriff and naked navels.


18 posted on 04/02/2011 11:39:45 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: mandaladon
"The mayor has had it under his nose for several years.

Must not have been that upset with them.

19 posted on 04/02/2011 11:39:59 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: maggief

Thanks for not showing the lower half of that statue of Hillary.


20 posted on 04/02/2011 11:40:17 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Sicvee

I always wanted a Buick like that with the side ports actually hooked up to the exhaust..


21 posted on 04/02/2011 11:44:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: mandaladon

No reason for the government to be paying for any kind of art. period.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 11:44:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mandaladon

Perhaps he’d prefer a penis on the statue.


23 posted on 04/02/2011 11:46:01 AM PDT by MissMack99 (Mitt Romney is a FRAUD, he RUINED Mass. Don't let him finish Obama's job.)
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To: mandaladon

“French mayor upset about statue’s breasts”

I understand the French don’t like ‘em big...so I can see this.


24 posted on 04/02/2011 11:46:07 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: maggief

The face looks like Hilary Clinton...and if that’s the case, those would be country hams hanging off her, not breasts.


25 posted on 04/02/2011 11:47:56 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American; x; maggief

I’ve always thought that statue of Hillary looks like Jimmah Carter wearing a bra.


26 posted on 04/02/2011 11:51:31 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: mandaladon

It’s just more feminist self-hatred. Empowering women by turning them into men!

******* lunatics!


27 posted on 04/02/2011 11:54:00 AM PDT by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: mandaladon

Something wrong with this story. Is the man really French?


28 posted on 04/02/2011 12:01:56 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Soothesayer

Vie La Tetons.


29 posted on 04/02/2011 12:02:48 PM PDT by BooBoo1000
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To: don-o
"Mmmmm...breast..."


30 posted on 04/02/2011 12:03:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: maggief

Is that Hillary statue currently in the Oval Office?


31 posted on 04/02/2011 12:03:56 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: GenXteacher

I don’t think that’s the statue.

It mentions in the article that it is terracotta.


32 posted on 04/02/2011 12:04:37 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: savagesusie
"These godless people have to glorify and emphasize the sexual elements of the body instead of the intellectual qualities because it is the only important thing to them..."

Actually, the "Progressive" mindset prevalent in the Western World today is extremely taken with their "intellectual qualities".

Just look at how their most over used hate rant against President Bush was their claim of his "stupidity", and how the most often cited quality of Obama is his "intelligence"--though there is scant support for such a claim other than his considerable ability to manipulate the willing.

They rate their own intelligence and that of anyone who agrees with them on par with the greatest minds in history.

Yet they have, as you point out, an arrested adolescence which is so glaring that their oblivious ignorance of it is laughable to those not under the spell of the Liberal disease.

This is but one of the contradictions of logic to be found in every one of the doctrines of their faith to which they demand strict allegiance, else you be branded a stupid hater.

33 posted on 04/02/2011 12:09:21 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: mandaladon
...search results for terracotta bust of Marianne:

34 posted on 04/02/2011 12:25:00 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (Tagline closed for repairs. Please use the next available tagline. We appreciate your patience.)
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To: mandaladon
Here's the figure in question-

Here's one from long ago using Brigitte Bardot as the model

35 posted on 04/02/2011 12:25:53 PM PDT by Mila
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To: MissMack99

“Perhaps he’d prefer a penis on the statue.”

That’s a statue of Marianne, not the HillaBeast.


36 posted on 04/02/2011 12:42:43 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: DeFault User
the bare breasts' protruding nipples.

Here in Michigan we call them cold weather indicators......

37 posted on 04/02/2011 12:46:44 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Our technology has surpassed our humanity........AE)
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To: maggief
Vote to ban.


38 posted on 04/02/2011 12:49:56 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: TheClintons-STILLAnti-American

Very well put!

Ayn Rand would have said the” Progressive” mindset is irrational, though, and bereft of intellectual qualities, although they look down their noses at anyone who believes in Objective Truth and reason.

LOL....arrested adolescence....such a great description of all these people who try to sexualize children and “liberate sex” as if licentiousness was the same as freedom. To kill the human element —the soul— and pretend all we are are “trousered apes” with instincts that have to be acted on with no restraint. They are so narcissistic and vain, it is breathtaking.

This reducing all to sexual acts is the result of bitter, loveless, empty lives trying to avoid their imminent death. They worship themselves with years of plastic surgery, teen dress, and other deceptions to make it seem like their little “utopia” of dysfunction will never end in death. I have to laugh when I observe the pathetic efforts of these useless idiots who waste their lives with meaningless activities to fill up the void that can never be filled......that in the end causes ugliness, depression and loneliness. Their life is a pathetic waste of time.


39 posted on 04/02/2011 1:08:56 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: savagesusie
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40 posted on 04/02/2011 1:14:55 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (You do not have to smear (Pharaoh / Imam) Obama w/ lies....the truth does a fine job. :)
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To: savagesusie

Bookmark


41 posted on 04/02/2011 1:16:08 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: Cincinna; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."
Hell yeah!

42 posted on 04/02/2011 1:16:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: mandaladon

Ashcroft wannabe.


43 posted on 04/02/2011 1:26:12 PM PDT by LanaTurnerOverdrive ("I've done a lot of things in my life that I'm not proud of. And the things I am proud of are disgus)
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To: mandaladon
Sexualized breasts can really..er...leap out at you in certain circumstances. There is an angel statue in Brooklyn's Greenwood cemetery that has the most absurdly bullit-nippled silicon style torpedoes I've ever seen on a “religious” statue. It wouldn't even need the disco hairstyle to look stupid but it's got that too.
44 posted on 04/02/2011 1:28:26 PM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Mila; maggief
Here's the figure in question-

Here's one from long ago using Brigitte Bardot as the model

Makes sense now. The one of Bardot looks like a woman. The one the mayor removed looks like the one of Hillary posted at #9 by maggief: a glaring man-demon with lumps on it's chest.

Hmmm... seems the Mayor is indicating a sea-change.

45 posted on 04/02/2011 1:50:39 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: mandaladon

They look OK to me!


46 posted on 04/02/2011 3:07:02 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: Mila
Here's the figure in question-
The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."
How do what are obviously fake boobs "symbolise the generosity of the Republic"? Does the French Government provide Breast enhancement surgery?
47 posted on 04/02/2011 3:39:40 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Radioactive plume to hit USA. President Obama and family fly to Brazil)
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To: hosepipe

Me too. It’s the action ‘’down below’’ that matters.


48 posted on 04/02/2011 4:07:42 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Dawn Wells, YOWRRRRR!!!!


49 posted on 04/02/2011 4:09:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: mandaladon
French mayor upset about statue's breasts

Let really scare him...


50 posted on 04/02/2011 6:09:47 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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