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  • Catholic Caucus: New Jersey (Condo) Homeowners Fined for Having Virgin Mary Statue on Porch

    03/15/2020 7:11:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 15 replies
    Two New Jersey homeowners are being fined by their condominium association for placing an 18-inch-tall figurine of the Virgin Mary on their porch. Thomas More Society Special Counsel Christopher Ferrara is representing Mary Jeanne Vassallo and her co-owner in what he describes as a “clear cut case of religious discrimination in housing.” On March 7, 2020, the not-for-profit, national public interest law firm sent a demand letter to the managing agent of the condominium association and the association’s board members seeking appropriate resolution on the owners’ behalf. “I am confident that we can prevail on the claims in this...
  • Prominent UNC alumni want to stop the $2.5M Silent Sam deal with Confederate group

    01/31/2020 7:58:50 AM PST · by CodeJockey · 10 replies
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 01/29/20 | Kate Murphy
    A group of 88 UNC-Chapel Hill alumni and donors have taken legal action to urge a judge to void UNC’s agreement to pay $2.5 million and give the Silent Sam Confederate monument to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The group filed an amicus brief in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday asking the judge to set aside the consent agreement that authorized the deal. The alumni and donors argue the settlement is a “misuse of university funds” that “seriously damages the reputation of the University, which should be committed to historical truth and opposed to modern-day white supremacy.” The 88...
  • nt Large bronze sculpture showing a young black man in a hoodie on a horse is unveiled in Richmond - permanently installed to 'speak back' to people looking at Confederate monuments in the city

    12/12/2019 7:20:16 PM PST · by malach · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12.12.19 | Jerry Barmash
    A statue of a young black man in a hoodie on horseback has been permanently installed just blocks away from a row of Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia. More than 1,000 people filled up the lawn at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as 'Rumors of War' found its new home Tuesday, next to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. It's a 27-foot high bronze structure mounted on a large stone pedestal by artist Kehinde Wiley, who said he was inspired to create the work after seeing the statue of Confederate General Jeb Stuart nearby. 'I saw a spectacle that...
  • ‘Rumors of War’ statue to be installed in Richmond

    12/10/2019 8:59:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 12 10 2019 | SARAH RANKIN
    Artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental bronze sculpture of a young black man astride a galloping horse is set to be permanently installed in Virginia’s capital city, not far from the Confederate monument it mimics. SNIP Wiley is known for his paintings of black Americans and his commissioned portrait of former President Barack Obama, displayed at the National Portrait Gallery. He is scheduled to give remarks Tuesday, along with Gov. Ralph Northam, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and others. Hundreds are expected to attend.
  • 30 Years Overdue: Ronald Reagan Statue Unveiled In Berlin

    11/10/2019 6:46:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/10/2019 | Karen Townsend
    It’s long overdue. A statue of former President Ronald Reagan was unveiled and dedicated on Friday at the U.S. embassy in Berlin, Germany. The seven-foot statue overlooks the site of the Berlin Wall. In an unforgettable speech for those old enough to remember it, on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stood at the Brandenburg Gate and delivered this demand of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” He was calling for Gorbachev to open the Berlin Wall which had separated West and East Berline since 1961. Reagan’s speechwriter, and current Hoover Institution fellow Peter Robinson noted...
  • Pompeo to formally unveil Reagan statue in Berlin

    11/06/2019 10:36:17 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 06 2019 | Justine Coleman
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will formally unveil a statue of former President Reagan in Berlin, 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell in the city. During his visit in Germany, Pompeo will reveal the statue of Reagan at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, according to a Facebook post from the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. The statue will overlook the location where the president gave his speech calling for Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the wall. Pompeo will inaugurate the statue on Friday, the day before the 30th anniversary of the momentous...
  • 2 arrested at Confederate monument protest in North Carolina

    10/26/2019 9:48:17 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 82 replies
    AP ^ | Oct. 26, 2019 | AP
    PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've arrested two people after a "physical altercation" at a protest over a Confederate statue slated to be removed. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office said Saturday it arrested Calvin James Megginson and Timothy James Osborn on charges related to the altercation. Both were released and are due in court next month. A pro-Confederate group is trying to stop removal of the statue, which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.which has been stationed outside the county courthouse in Pittsboro since 1907.
  • ‘Shocked, saddened and angry’ at what a vandal did to a statue of Virgin Mary outside of JC church

    09/13/2019 6:04:58 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 12 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | 9/13/2019 | Ron Zeitlinger
    Catholicism preaches forgiveness, but this might be a tough ask. The face of a Virgin Mary statue outside a Downtown Jersey City church was found covered with dog feces and the depraved vandal added a cigarette to the desecration. The vandalism was reported by a parishioner who was entering St. Michael Church on Ninth Street just before the daily midday Mass, said the Rev. Thomas Quinn, the pastor. “I was shocked, saddened and angry,” Quinn said. “Without a doubt it was the work of someone who is emotionally disturbed. Still, there was some degree of deliberation there.”
  • South Dakota’s City of Presidents Unveils Obama Statue

    07/18/2019 5:41:57 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 61 replies
    smithsonian ^ | 7/16/19 | Jason Daley
    The bronze likeness of Obama is the latest addition to Rapid City’s City of Presidents project. The idea is to honor American presidents with life-size bronzes scattered throughout the downtown. Each statue is privately funded and placement follows a preset pattern to make sure there is no favoritism or political bias in the process. Since the project began in 2000, every president besides Obama have been immortalized on the streets of Rapid City from notables like Thomas Jefferson to obscure chief executives like Rutherford B. Hayes. Tanya Manus at the Rapid City Journal reports that the 44th president's sculpture was...
  • Exclusive: Controversial King Tut Statue Has Sketchy Origins. Now Christie's Is Selling it.

    06/25/2019 2:53:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    livescience.com ^ | June 25, 2019 | Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor
    As a diplomatic dispute rages between Egypt and the auction house Christie's in London over a sculpture depicting the head of the pharaoh Tutankhamun, set to be auctioned on July 4, a Live Science investigation reveals several clues as to where this sculpture comes from. The sculpture, being auctioned off by an anonymous owner through Christie's, is made of quartzite (a type of stone). Estimates for how much the sculpture will fetch vary around $5.1 million (4 million pounds). However, Egypt believes that it was looted from the Karnak temple sometime after 1970, and the country's embassy in the U.K....
  • Glendale [CA] Man Who Previously Destroyed Trump Star, Charged With Theft Of Monroe Statue

    06/25/2019 9:27:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 06/25/2019
    Austin Mikel Clay is expected to be arraigned today on one felony count each of grand theft of property valued at more than $950 and vandalism causing more than $400 in damage, according to reports. According to Los Angeles police, Clay allegedly scaled the Hollywood Gateway landmark, cut off the Marilyn Monroe “weather pane” from the top, and fled the scene with it. The sculpture was believed to be put into a white bag with a black star on it, while the equipment to cut off the sculpture was kept in a black backpack. A second, still unidentified, suspect was...
  • Puerto Rico Says: Build the Statue, Build 45!

    06/22/2019 6:25:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2019 | Jo-Ann Chase
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Fernando Jiménez.In 2010, during the administration of then-Puerto Rico Republican Governor Luis Fortuño and under the leadership of Republican Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz and Republican Speaker of the House (currently Puerto Rico’s sole representative in Congress) Jenniffer González Colón, the Walkway of the Presidents was inaugurated on the grounds of the Puerto Rico Capitol building in San Juan. At that time, the Walkway featured the statues of seven American presidents who had visited the U.S. Caribbean territory during their terms in office. The following year, Barack Obama also visited, and...
  • Robert E. Lee statue removed from Dallas park sells for $1.4M after bidding war

    06/06/2019 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/06/2019 | Stephen Sorace
    A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was sold online for more than $1.4 million on Wednesday after it was removed from a Dallas park nearly two years ago over concerns the monument was racist. The bronze statue drew a top offer of $1,435,000 from a bidder identified only as "LawDude," according to the Lone Star Auctioneers Inc. website. The second highest bidder, "MustangJerry," maxed out at $1,432,500 after placing 41 bids since the statue first went up for auction with a starting price of $450,000 on May 26. The Dallas City Council last month voted 12-3 to declare...
  • There’s A Vladimir Lenin Statue In Seattle, and Republican Lawmakers Want It Gone

    02/27/2019 6:12:09 AM PST · by eyeamok · 46 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 27, 2019 | Brock Simmons
    In the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle (because, duh, it’s Seattle) stands a 16 foot tall statue of communist revolutionary and innovator of mass starvation and firing squads, Vladimir Lenin. Republican lawmakers in Washington have now introduced a bill “to study and make recommendations on an appropriate historical figure to replace the statue of Lenin, and to represent the state of Washington.”
  • Vandals damage statue of Gen. Lee, except this one fought in WWII

    02/22/2019 6:03:06 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 50 replies
    wect.com ^ | 2/22/19 | unknown
    DUNN, NC (WNCN/CNN) - Authorities said vandals wanted to express their opposition to Confederate monuments by targeting a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The problem is, they went after the wrong statue. Gen. William C. Lee was the commanding officer of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II, and his statue stands in front of his namesake museum, the William C. Lee Airborne Museum. Authorities say someone recently tried to set the statue on fire. “This is a hometown grown boy here that turned out to be an international hero in World War II, but to come...
  • Vandals Deface Statue Of General Lee. No, Not That General Lee.

    02/22/2019 7:35:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/22/2019 | Allahpundit
    The motive here is still unknown but the curator of the William C. Lee Airborne Museum has a compelling theory. Given that Confederate memorials have been defaced or torn down recently in the greater Raleigh-Durham area, where the museum is located, and in light of the fact that most Americans are abject ignoramuses about their country’s basic history, it seems likely that someone thought this General Lee was that General Lee and decided to torch a statue of him to protest racism.And so, between this and the Jussie Smollett saga, we have a recurring theme on the homepage today:...
  • Venezuelans set fire to Hugo Chavez statue: It Has Started

    01/23/2019 5:10:20 AM PST · by simpson96 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/23/2019 | Monica Showalter
    Operation Boot Maduro seems to be moving to stage two. Following this week's military mutiny, which was squelched, but not before locals ran out and attempted to defend the troops in pitched street battles, now at least sixty - sixty! - neighborhoods in Caracas have erupted into riots - big riots, with people reported shot dead. Take a look at the series of tweets posted by Caracas Chronicles on its Twitter feed enumerating the names of the neighborhoods now in open revolt. Here was its last tweet: (snip) And to underscore just what this nightmare was about, late last night...
  • 'Racist' Gandhi statue removed from University of Ghana

    12/13/2018 2:20:50 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | December 13, 2018
    A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, the famed Indian independence leader, has been removed from a university campus in Ghana's capital, Accra. University of Ghana lecturers began a petition for its removal shortly after it was unveiled in 2016 by India's former President Pranab Mukherjee. The petition said Gandhi was "racist" and African heroes should be put first. In the wake of the row, Ghana's government at the time said the statue would be relocated. Lecturers and students told the BBC that the statue, originally located at the university's recreational quadrangle, had been removed on Wednesday. The university confirmed this, saying...
  • How to Guarantee Trump isn't Indicted

    12/10/2018 4:23:02 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 34 replies
    12/10/2018 | self
    If Trump wins re-election in 2020, he will have served for 8 years in office. The statue of limitations will run out on (bogus) campaign finance laws. If Trump does not win re-election in 2020, he resigns 1 day before a new president takes office. Pence becomes president for 1 day. President Pence pardons Trump (and anyone else the Dems plan to terrorize).
  • World's tallest statue unveiled, nearly twice as tall as Statue of Liberty

    10/31/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 80 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10-31-18 | Gut Davies
    The prime minister of India today unveiled the world’s largest statue, dedicated to Sardar Patel, a nationalist who helped unite modern India after its independence from Britain. "We are doing everything possible to turn Sardar Patel's vision into a reality and ensure a good-quality life for our fellow Indians," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. The monument, called the Statue of Unity, stands at nearly 600 feet and cost a staggering $460 million to build. That makes the mega statue almost 200 feet higher than the world’s next largest, the Spring Temple Buddha in China, which stands at about 420...