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  • Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue, scrutinized as racist, comes down

    04/26/2018 6:06:41 AM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 53 replies
    WPXI ^ | April 26, 2018 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - The statue of composer Stephen Foster that stood in Schenley Plaza in Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood since 1940 was removed Thursday morning. Controversial for its portrayal of Foster, a Lawrenceville native, with an African American man seated below him, the bronze statue has been scrutinized as racist for years. Future of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster statue in question Pittsburgh’s Art Commission decided with a unanimous vote on Oct. 25 that the 10x4 foot statue, which sits on a granite base, would come down within six months. Under city code, the Art Commission is responsible for overseeing the alteration, relocation or...
  • Senate committee calls for Obama statue in his birth state

    03/28/2018 1:50:01 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 70 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 27 , 2018 | Audrey McAvoy
    A state Senate committee on Tuesday called for a statue of former President Barack Obama to be erected in the state where he was born. The Senate Judiciary Committee voted unanimously for a resolution requesting that the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts commission the statue. Obama was born in Honolulu in 1961 and graduated from Punahou School on Oahu. The resolution will be referred to the state Senate’s Ways and Means committee for consideration. The resolution called for an art advisory committee to be formed that would select a location for the statue, review design proposals and...
  • FBI: Partygoer broke off 2,000-year-old statue's thumb, took it home after selfie shot

    02/20/2018 1:02:35 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 36 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | February 20, 2018 | Natalie Dreier
    PHILADELPHIA - A statue that stood guard, buried and undamaged for more than 2,000 years, couldn’t contend with a man at a private party in Philadelphia who just had to sneak off and take a selfie, according to multiple media reports. The man, later identified as Michael Rohana, 24, was seen in a restricted area at the Franklin Institute during a party on Dec. 21 that was held after-hours at the museum, The New York Times reported. FBI officials said Rohana used his cellphone’s flash as a light source to see the displays. He then put his arm around one...
  • What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Columbus Statue? (The Left is Playing a Longer Game)

    02/01/2018 7:51:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2018 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    It looks like Christopher Columbus can stay put. For now. Earlier this month, New York City’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers announced that the 76-foot monument to Columbus can remain at the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, despite protests from groups claiming to speak for Native Americans. For both Italian Americans, who view Columbus as a symbol of ethnic pride, and Latinos, whose culture was born from the Spanish colonization ushered in by Columbus, the decision comes as a relief. But the commission’s report is not all good news. A close review reveals...
  • 3 More Tapes from the start of the 2003 Iraq War, 9 April 2003, up in my YouTube News Playlist

    01/23/2018 6:32:45 AM PST · by mairdie · 4 replies
    The new tapes are numbers 17, 19 and 20 that I recorded 9 April 2003. Tape 18 had been up. They include the CENTCOM Briefing, soldiers joining civilians trying to bring down the Saddam statue and actually bringing the statue down, and the Donald Rumsfeld Pentanon Briefing.
  • Catholic school is forced to cover up a brand new statue after 'unfortunate' design showing ...

    11/22/2017 2:13:15 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/21/2017 | Stephen Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Catholic school is forced to cover up a brand new statue after 'unfortunate' design showing a kneeling boy and a saint A Catholic boys school has been forced to cover up a brand new statue after a rather unfortunate design created a storm on social media. Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week unveiled a statue of St Dominic handing a young boy a loaf of bread. However the design featuring a boy kneeling at the foot of the 12th century Spanish-born saint has caused embarrassment to the inner-city school, which teaches boys from kindergarten to year 12.
  • DC Council Expected to Approve Statue of Former Mayor Marion Barry

    10/30/2017 5:55:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    wmal.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2017 | Amanda Enge
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) — Plans to erect a statue of former DC Mayor Marion Barry outside the Wilson Building are moving forward. This week, the City Council was briefed by Arthur Espinoza, the executive director of the DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities at a public hearing about the statue. While the DC Council has yet to approve the statue, the eight foot clay model has already been sent to the foundry where a mold will be created. Vince Gray, the councilmember for Ward 7 and former Mayor of DC, said he expects the council vote to be unanimous...
  • Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to recommend removal of Stephen Foster statue

    10/26/2017 4:33:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 39 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 25, 2017
    PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Art Commission voted Wednesday to recommend the Stephen Foster statue in Oakland be removed. The recommendation is that the statue is removed from the public and placed in a place in private and "properly contextualized." The Pittsburgh Art Commission will recommend removal of the statue within six months. Foster, a Pittsburgh native who died in 1864, is famous for classic songs including “Oh! Susanna” and “Camptown Races.” Many of his songs were used in minstrel shows in which actors performed in blackface. The statue depicts Foster sitting above shoeless, banjo-playing “Uncle Ned,” a slave character from...
  • University of Mississippi to rebuild Confederate statue despite student protest

    10/17/2017 6:42:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    redalertpolitics.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Isaiah Denby
    The University of Mississippi is replacing a Confederate statue on campus which was damaged by a pickup truck last month. Now, students are outraged after learning that the Confederate statue on the Oxford campus will be rebuilt. Ole Miss student groups are coming together to protest the forthcoming restoration. The University of Mississippi NAACP chapter released a statement in collaboration with the Students Against Social Injustice (SASI) in which they lambasted Ole Miss for their decision to fix the damaged statue instead of retiring the controversial artwork. “The repair and continued display of this monument by the University of Mississippi...
  • Not Even Lincoln Is Spared the Wrath of the Statue Topplers

    10/16/2017 6:03:44 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    ©2017 Reason Foundation ^ | October 16, 2017 | Lindsay Marchello
    It began with Confederate monuments, but it was only a matter of time before the history of everyone ever commemorated in America was in dispute. Even Abraham Lincoln. The statue of the 16th president and liberator of slaves at the top of Bascom Hill is one of the most beloved sites on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Graduating students and their families wait in line for hours in the spring to have their pictures taken in Lincoln's lap. Wunk Sheek, an indigenous student group, does not share this sentiment. The group has charged that a statue of Lincoln has no...
  • UVA Protesters debase Jefferson, a “racist and rapist”

    09/14/2017 7:10:00 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 27 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9/14/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    An estimated 100 protesters littered the grounds surrounding the Thomas Jefferson statue at the University of Virginia (UVA) Tuesday night to show strength behind a list of demands the Black Student Alliance gave to the university in August in response to the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville. More than 100 students, residents, and faculty members joined the protest, chanting, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist UVA!” as they circled the statue which they adorned with a sign, reading, “TJ is a racist and rapist” and covered the university founder’s statue with a black tarp. “Black Lives Matter”...
  • Another statue of St. Junipero Serra vandalized in California

    09/14/2017 11:34:13 AM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    Crux ^ | September 13, 2017
    A statue of St. Junipero Serra at the Old Santa Barbara Mission in California has been decapitated and splashed with red paint. The bronze statue was vandalized overnight between Sunday and Monday.
  • Afro-pick sculpture placed near statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo

    09/14/2017 4:25:08 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 17 replies
    Penn Live ^ | September 13, 2017
    A sculpture of a 12-foot-tall afro pick now sits feet from the controversial statue of former Philly mayor Frank Rizzo in Philadelphia. The statue, installed by Mural Arts Philadelphia, is a temporary exhibit on Thomas Paine Plaza near 15th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at the city municipal services building. Created by artist Hank Willis Thomas, it is titled "All Power to All People," and is part of a new public art project called "Monument Lab" that will include works from 20 artists placed at a dozen sites around the city over nine weeks. Thomas said he didn't create...
  • Temporary Restraining Order Halts Removal of Dallas' Robert E. Lee Statue

    09/06/2017 6:07:41 PM PDT · by TLI · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6 2017 | Fox News
    Robert E. Lee statue Published September 06, 2017 Fox News The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn (Fox 4 News) A temporary restraining order Wednesday spared a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being taken down — just hours after the Dallas City Council signed off on the removal. Work began an hour later to remove the statue. A crane was moved into...
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • Vandals Damage Statue Of Christopher Columbus In Yonkers Amid Growing Controversy

    08/30/2017 2:06:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    WCBS ^ | August 29, 2017 | Staff
    As New York City considers the future of the monument at Columbus Circle, others are taking more direct aims at tributes to the controversial Italian explorer. For the fourth time in ten days, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized. This time, it happened in Yonkers.
  • 'The Thinker' at UofL vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti

    08/26/2017 7:46:23 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 26 replies
    NBC Cincinnati ^ | 11/9/2016 | Amber Powell
    The Thinker statue at UofL was found vandalized with pro-Trump writing the morning after the presidential election.
  • The Progressive War Against the Dead

    08/24/2017 5:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 24, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Much of the country has demanded the elimination of references to, and images of, people of the past -- from Christopher Columbus to Robert E. Lee -- who do not meet our evolving standards of probity. In some cases, such damnation may be understandable if done calmly and peacefully -- and democratically, by a majority vote of elected representatives. Few probably wish to see a statue in a public park honoring Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest, one of the founding members of the Ku Klux Klan, or Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney, who wrote the majority opinion in the...
  • Australia debates Captain Cook 'discovery' statue

    08/23/2017 8:57:00 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | Aug 23, 2017
    A debate has ignited in Australia over a statue of British explorer Captain James Cook, which has a plaque saying he "discovered this territory". The 19th Century statue, in Sydney's central Hyde Park, has come under scrutiny following recent discussion over Confederate monuments in the US. Critics say the inscription overlooks indigenous Australians, while others defend it as being part of history....
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army