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Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:28 PM

If I were add a face to Mount Rushmore, it would be...

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Which American President would you choose?

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Reply If I were add a face to Mount Rushmore, it would be... (Original post)
Pryderi Nov 2012 OP
niyad Nov 2012 #1
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #2
uppityperson Nov 2012 #19
dixiegrrrrl Nov 2012 #17
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #28
Warpy Nov 2012 #41
ZombieHorde Nov 2012 #3
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #38
NoOneMan Nov 2012 #4
Speck Tater Nov 2012 #5
kentauros Nov 2012 #52
Autumn Nov 2012 #6
Robb Nov 2012 #7
11 Bravo Nov 2012 #8
RBInMaine Nov 2012 #9
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #10
RebelOne Nov 2012 #18
Pacafishmate Nov 2012 #20
Scuba Nov 2012 #23
Pacafishmate Nov 2012 #25
Scuba Nov 2012 #26
TheKentuckian Nov 2012 #54
nevergiveup Nov 2012 #11
undeterred Nov 2012 #13
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #36
Samantha Nov 2012 #40
undeterred Nov 2012 #42
Fla_Democrat Nov 2012 #44
undeterred Nov 2012 #12
Locut0s Nov 2012 #14
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #15
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #16
Ian David Nov 2012 #21
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #43
Jennicut Nov 2012 #49
GeorgeGist Nov 2012 #22
melody Nov 2012 #24
Nye Bevan Nov 2012 #30
melody Nov 2012 #53
godai Nov 2012 #27
whistler162 Nov 2012 #29
Demonaut Nov 2012 #31
treestar Nov 2012 #32
joesdaughter Nov 2012 #33
FSogol Nov 2012 #34
ohiosmith Nov 2012 #35
flying rabbit Nov 2012 #37
ZM90 Nov 2012 #39
yourout Nov 2012 #45
edbermac Nov 2012 #46
yourout Nov 2012 #47
JackRiddler Nov 2012 #48
Jennicut Nov 2012 #50
Botany Nov 2012 #51
Bad_Ronald Nov 2012 #55
Iggy Nov 2012 #56
RubyDuby in GA Nov 2012 #57
Historic NY Nov 2012 #58
David__77 Nov 2012 #59
rateyes Nov 2012 #60
Historic NY Nov 2012 #62
Drew Richards Nov 2012 #61
greendog Nov 2012 #63

Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:29 PM

1. I wouldn't, and I wish the other carvings were not there. those lands are sacred to the lakota

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:30 PM

2. So how do you feel about the rest of the United States?

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:00 PM

19. Other places that were Sacred places should not be carved up either.

This was not just a "wow, this is a really important place" but truly sacred. Unfortunately the Black Hills had gold in them too.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:54 PM

17. Ditto.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:26 PM

28. + brazillion

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:39 PM

41. Same here. I always think that carving men's faces into a mountain

was an act of vandalism, even without the Lakota reverence for the site.

Perhaps the next Ice Age will erase them.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:31 PM

3. Not a President, but I would add Gary Gygax. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:36 PM

38. I can get behind that, if just to mess with future archaeologists. (nt)

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:32 PM

4. Millard Fillmore

 

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:32 PM

5. I'd carve Frank Zappa's face on the moon.

 

Big enough to see from earth without a telescope.

Either him or Bugs Bunny. It would be a tough choice.

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Response to Speck Tater (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:15 PM

52. Chairface Chippendale would be my choice:



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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:34 PM

6. John Lennon or Sheldon Cooper

I don't think it needs another President

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:34 PM

7. Well, if I get to decide, I pick myself.

I mean, if I've done something awesome enough to get to decide who gets to be added to Mount Rushmore, clearly I'm awesome enough to be on Mount Rushmore.

Give the people what they want. Or what they apparently want, having ceded to me the authority to re-shape iconic national monuments.

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Response to Robb (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:37 PM

8. I've always thought that it should be called Mount Dingbat!

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:40 PM

9. FDR

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:41 PM

10. Mr. President's face and John Kennedy's face..

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:55 PM

18. Great choice. JFK first and then Obama. n/t

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #10)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:01 PM

20. You need to put down the Kool-Aid if you would seriously consider Obama.

 

a) It would be very creepy to put a living person on Mt. Rushmore and b) Obama is not a Mt. Rushmore grade president.

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Response to Pacafishmate (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:06 PM

23. I agree on your first point. Your second point, coupled with your fantasies about ...

... the cost of solar panels, is costing you major credibility.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:20 PM

25. Hahahaha

 

Maybe I'm on the wrong forum. I thought this was a progressive forum, not a centrist-corporatist one? I've got nothing against Obama, but you have to be in serious denial to think that he is anywhere near ideal. He is better than the alternative. Get back to me when he stops supporting policies that send people to jail for smoking the wrong kind of plant. Get back to me when he stops supporting crazy authoritarian shit like NDAA,SOPA,PIPA, Patriot act, etc., etc. If you see him as anything but a perpetuation of the establishment, then you are in denial.

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Response to Pacafishmate (Reply #25)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:24 PM

26. You're correct that he's far from perfect ....

... just miles better than any alternative.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #23)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:18 PM

54. How credible is it to place Obama or even Kennedy over FDR?

I'd place LBJ in front of both as well.


Everyone is entitled to their own opinion but I don't see where the credibility gap is for not leapfrogging Obama over the only four term President who saw the nation through the Great Depression and World War II or the President who passed the Voting Rights Act, The Great Society, and Medicare.

Or maybe are considering other Presidents who had substantial contributions or influence on the shape of the nation.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:43 PM

11. Skinner would be my first choice followed by

Babe Ruth or possibly Annie Oakley. There needs to be more variety on Mount Rushmore.

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Response to nevergiveup (Reply #11)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:47 PM

13. Then we should consider Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton.

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Response to undeterred (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:33 PM

36. Not enough space for her hair.

Nor forů

Oh wait, it would only be the head. till, not enough rock for the hair.

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Response to undeterred (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:37 PM

40. The thing that is outstanding about Willie Nelson is not just his body of work

it is that he still just keeps getting better and better. I saw them in an interview the other night, and I was just blown away (again). He is in a class by himself.

And Dolly Parton, she is my cousin so of course I am prejudiced. But the amount of her giving back to different communities in Tennessee is awesome. Her great musical contributions are outstanding, but looking at the profits from that music and how she chose to share it, is just so amazing.

Sam

PS I did not know Willie Nelson wrote Crazy. In the interview, he mentioned that he originally named it "Stupid." Can you believe that?

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Response to Samantha (Reply #40)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:41 PM

42. They are both really unique and wonderful artists.

And Dolly does sound like a lovely person too.

That's funny that he named it Stupid! Glad he thought better of it!

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Response to undeterred (Reply #13)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:44 PM

44. Dolly Parton has her own mountains

I think somewhere in Tennessee.









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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:46 PM

12. Gerald Ford.

Everyone would say Who is that guy?

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:48 PM

14. Waldo... Oh there he IS! Wow he wasn't that hard to find after all... nt

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:49 PM

15. We couldn't afford to have that done, these days. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #15)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 07:53 PM

16. All you need is an adaptation of a 3D printer

You could make an accurate 3d model of someone's face from photos, and then have a computer-controlled chiselling machine to sculpt the rock as needed.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:03 PM

21. President Thomas J. Whitmore

Or Lone Star.

Either one.



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Response to Ian David (Reply #21)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:44 PM

43. Who is lonestar?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #43)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:56 PM

49. Spaceballs.

I watched it as a kid in the 80's and then just watched it the other night with my kids. A total spoof of Star Wars. Kind of a cult classic.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:03 PM

22. Elizabeth Warren.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:12 PM

24. John Adams n/t

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Response to melody (Reply #24)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:27 PM

30. My choice too. A modest plain-spoken New Englander,

who never owned a single slave, unlike certain other occupants of Mt Rushmore I could mention.

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #30)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:17 PM

53. Exactly

He did most of the things Jefferson gets credit for. He's also a much-undervalued writer on the topic of revolution. He was the singular most important founding father -- and hardly anyone knew his name prior to McCullough's book.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:26 PM

27. Taylor Swift

Just joking...can't really think of anyone who deserves it.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:27 PM

29. John Hanson......

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:28 PM

31. David Hasslehof

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:28 PM

32. I think it should be left alone

as a monument to its time. One of the Presidents there is no big deal now. It's the type of excess those years indulged in.

We have so many photos and videos now, we don't need statues.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:29 PM

33. Mother Jones

Mary Harris Jones

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:32 PM

34. Roberto Clemente

Groucho Marx
Mark Twain
Kurt Vonnegut

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:32 PM

35. None! Lenny Bruce.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:34 PM

37. Snake Plisskin

He saved the President. It would also be bad-ass.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:36 PM

39. FDR n/t

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:44 PM

45. Vince Lombardi.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:47 PM

46. Pee Wee Herman

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:51 PM

47. Alfred E Neuman.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:54 PM

48. Sitting Bull, obviously.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 08:59 PM

50. No one.

Until they fix The Old Man of the Mountain in NH first.

Just kidding, sort of.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:04 PM

51. Homer Simpson

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:21 PM

55. I agree with adding FDR

 

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:23 PM

56. FRANK ZAPPA

 

mostly because he was a huge advocate of free speech.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:29 PM

57. President Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho

Or FDR. Either one

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:29 PM

58. I agree he made the biggest impact on generations of Americans...

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:47 PM

59. None, it is besmirched by T. Roosevelt.

I wouldn't want to elevate him by association. I'm not too crazy about Jefferson either.

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:54 PM

60. Crazy Horse

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Response to rateyes (Reply #60)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:12 PM

62. he has his own mountain

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 09:58 PM

61. Grouch Marx

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Response to Pryderi (Original post)

Sun Nov 25, 2012, 10:20 PM

63. George Carlin

And I know he's not a former president but I think he belongs up there with those other guys.

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