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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:53 PM

UPDATED WITH PICTURES - Oklahoma Lawmaker, Erects Ten Commandments Monument With Spelling Errors

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"An Oklahoma state lawmaker oversaw the installation of a 2,000-lb. granite block depicting the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the state capitol Friday, amid fears that the monument will spark a costly legal battle over its constitutionality.

"But before state Rep. Mike Ritze (R), who sponsored the initial bill and whose family donated $10,000 to fund the project, worries about fielding a suit from the state’s American Civil Liberties Union, he first needs to deal with spelling errors, The Oklahoman reports.

"The rose-stone block reads “Sabbeth” instead of “Sabbath.

"And at its base, the tenth commandment reads, “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidseruent.” It should read "maidservant."

“It's a simple fix,” Ritze told The Oklahoman. “Scrivener's errors or misspellings are not uncommon with monument manufacturing.”

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" said that the ACLU had not yet decided whether to file a lawsuit challenging the monument on constitutional grounds. If Oklahoma does in fact face a legal challenge, either from the ACLU or another group, Ritze says the Liberty Legal Foundation -- which has led legal challenges to President Barack Obama's eligibility to run for president on the grounds that he was allegedly born in Kenya -- has agreed to take on the defense at no cost to the state."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/16/mike-ritze-oklahoma-ten-commandments_n_2145122.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009

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Reply UPDATED WITH PICTURES - Oklahoma Lawmaker, Erects Ten Commandments Monument With Spelling Errors (Original post)
powergirl Nov 2012 OP
PDJane Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
Samantha Nov 2012 #9
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #10
SheilaT Nov 2012 #3
2pooped2pop Nov 2012 #4
treestar Nov 2012 #18
Samantha Nov 2012 #13
SheilaT Nov 2012 #16
ncteechur Nov 2012 #5
AnotherMcIntosh Nov 2012 #6
PDJane Nov 2012 #7
cloudbase Nov 2012 #8
cash__whatiwant Nov 2012 #11
jmowreader Nov 2012 #12
WallaceRitchie Nov 2012 #14
WallaceRitchie Nov 2012 #15
BlueDemKev Nov 2012 #17

Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:54 PM

1. The stupidity hurts.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:59 PM

2. Doesn't he look like someone

who would covet his neighbor's ass?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 06:54 PM

9. Well, he reminds me of this person

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Response to Samantha (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:00 PM

10. Yikes!

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:00 PM

3. Scrivener's errors or misspellings are not uncommon?????

Is there no one who can proof read?

I know it doesn't help that spelling is not really taught any more in the schools, and we all rely on spell-check which won't catch the wrong worked which is correctly spelled, but not the right one for the context. Or the fact that I feel as if I'm the only human left in the country who really does know the difference between it's and its.

More to the point, What the fuck is a block of granite with the 10 commandments doing on the grounds of the state capitol??

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:06 PM

4. isn't the phrase "written in stone"

or not written in stone, a statement of how hard these things ARE to correct errors, once done?

I think for that reason that most check and double check so that mistakes are NOT common.

Republicans are such jokes.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:55 PM

18. Exactly before you carved something in STONE

you'd proofread it to death!

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:52 PM

13. Proofread is one word (n/t)

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Response to Samantha (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:36 PM

16. Another example of why more than one person should look at something before posting. Or engraving.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:07 PM

5. Wouldn't it be within someone's freedom of speech

To paint it?

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:25 PM

6. Maybe there is a God -- and one with a sense of humor.

 

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Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:28 PM

7. If there is, She's got a really nasty sense of the ridiculous.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:21 PM

8. That's quite an erection! n/t

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:33 PM

11. Im sorry, but he just looks like a stupid, perverted douchebag.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:23 PM

12. The only reason he did this...

is we told him he couldn't.

What was his first thought after putting five tons of rock in front of the state capitol? It wasn't how beautiful, or majestic or holy it was, but that he was about to be persecuted by liberals for his deeply held beliefs. This gave him the stiffest of stiffies.

Your modern day right winger craves persecution so much, he tries for it at every opportunity. Not real persecution, mind you; most of them wouldn't like to have their skin flayed off or to be put in an iron maiden. But being told they can't cram their religion down others' throats is a nice safe persecution - bible thumper S&M, if you will, where they can feel pain and humiliation but saying a special word makes it all stop.

I wonder how many religious monuments would be built if we told them they could. Shitloads, until the novelty wore off.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 08:58 PM

14. Million Bubblegum Chewer Protest

People show march on the "monument" while chewing bubblegum. They can use their imagination from there to help fix the block.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 09:00 PM

15. Where are the Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, and Atheist monuments?

The Atheist monument could just be a globe proving the earth is not flat.

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Response to powergirl (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 10:41 PM

17. Just shows you how so many religious nuts are sadly uneducated

NO tax dollars for faith-based schools.

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