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Clay says he won't remove painting in Capitol tunnel that's drawn criticism from police, others
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | October 29, 2016 | Chuck Raasch and Christine Byers

Posted on 12/31/2016 11:06:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The St. Louis County Police Association is calling a painting placed in the U.S. Capitol complex by Rep. William Lacy Clay a “punch in the mouth” for depicting police officers as animals.

Clay, D-St. Louis, said he would not take it down, despite criticism from conservative bloggers and a call from a Fox News commentator for it to be taken down.

The painting, which has hung for months in a tunnel that connects House office buildings with the U.S. Capitol, was chosen the winner of Clay’s annual art competition for St. Louis students last spring. It was done by then-Cardinal Ritter Prep senior David Pulphus....

(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...


TOPICS: Missouri; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: blacks; bluelivesmatter; democrats; lawenforcement; missouri; police
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1 posted on 12/31/2016 11:06:25 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s ok.

Just like it was “Giuliani Time” in the 90s in NY, it will be “Trump Time” across the country starting in 20 days.


2 posted on 12/31/2016 11:09:54 AM PST by dp0622 (The only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let it hang.

The right to free expression is a right for all of us.

Remind the left of this fact when they are offended over something. Do not let them get away with their hypocrisy.

Political correctness is used as a club for the left to shape the argument. By supporting offensive art they in effect say that the right “not to be offended” is not really a right at all.


3 posted on 12/31/2016 11:10:32 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (US out of the UN, UN out of the US)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Police are depicted as sub-human and thugs as human. Bell curve confusion.


4 posted on 12/31/2016 11:13:06 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another Rep should put up a photo collage of feral mall yutes rioting right next to it. Perhaps then Clay would change his mind.


5 posted on 12/31/2016 11:15:57 AM PST by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #MyPresident #MAGA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This thing belongs at the bottom of the nearest landfill ~ MAGA!
6 posted on 12/31/2016 11:20:24 AM PST by heterosupremacist (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Lacey Clay is St. Louis’ puppy-monkey-baby.


7 posted on 12/31/2016 11:20:37 AM PST by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Seems like reproducing that artwork and putting it into e-mail and mailers would be a very productive endeavor for anyone who wishes to challenge his seat. ‘When constituents objected to the ‘winning’ artwork which depicts police officers as animals, the tone deaf Representative said that it didn't matter what the people said. Make your voice loud and clear this (primary or general date), vote him out!’
8 posted on 12/31/2016 11:22:26 AM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Next time you need help, call some liberal protection group. Oh wait, there are none.


9 posted on 12/31/2016 11:22:54 AM PST by SkyDancer (Ambition Without Talent Is Sad, Talent Without Ambition Is Worse)
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To: heterosupremacist

Really,really poor work.I’ve seen 5th graders do much better.


10 posted on 12/31/2016 11:23:40 AM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A little spray paint can fix that blemish.


11 posted on 12/31/2016 11:27:54 AM PST by meyer (The Constitution says what it says, and it doesn't say what it doesn't say.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Rep. William Lacy Clay

12 posted on 12/31/2016 11:30:11 AM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

He looks like a poorly aged Obama to me.


13 posted on 12/31/2016 11:36:19 AM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: Farmer Dean
But he is a connoisseur of great painting.
14 posted on 12/31/2016 11:38:59 AM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: MarvinStinson

He has a two-dimentional mind then.


15 posted on 12/31/2016 11:41:31 AM PST by Farmer Dean (168 grains of instant conflict resolution)
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To: heterosupremacist

If that is the “winner”, i sure would hate to see what the loser looks like.
What a mish mash of garbage.


16 posted on 12/31/2016 11:45:45 AM PST by TexasM1A
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To: Farmer Dean

You have to give the student “artist” time to discover that there are three dimensions.


17 posted on 12/31/2016 11:47:22 AM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A leftist tactic would be for some “activist” to deface it, and then claim loudly to the media they were “triggered” and victimized by such a divisive painting.

....not that I’m suggesting anyone do that....


18 posted on 12/31/2016 11:48:41 AM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

That “art” is obviously the result of some affirmative-action action. From the looks of it, it belongs in a landfill. What crapola!


19 posted on 12/31/2016 11:51:49 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?.)
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To: Farmer Dean

As I’ve said before;

“Art today can be a booger with a hair in it!”


20 posted on 12/31/2016 11:55:39 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra (Don't touch that thing Don't let anybody touch that thing!I'm a Doctor and I won't touch that thing!)
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